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  • Norwich Business School

    • MSc Investment and Financial Management
    • MSc Enterprise and Business Creation
    • MSc Business Management
    • MSc Finance and Management
    • MSc Marketing
    • MSc Marketing and Management
    • MSc Human Resource Management
    • MSc International Accounting and Financial Management
    • MSc Accounting and Finance
    • MSc Banking and Finance
    • MSc Operations and Logistics Management
    • MSc Brand Leadership
    • MSc Management
  • Law

    • LLM Employment Law
    • LLM Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law
    • LLM International Commercial and Business Law
    • LLM International Commercial and Competition Law
    • LLM International Trade Law
    • LLM Master of Laws
    • LLM Media Law, Policy and Practice
  • Economics

    • MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics
    • MSc Economics
    • MSc Industrial Economics
    • MSc Finance and Economics
    • MSc Economics of International Finance and Trade
    • MSc Economics of Money, Banking and Capital Markets
    • MSc International Business Economics
    • MSc International Business Finance and Economics
    • MSc Media Economics
    • MSc Quantitative Financial Economics
    • MSc Economics and International Relations
  • Biological Sciences

    • MSc Applied Ecology and Conservation
    • MSc Molecular Medicine
    • MSc Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement
  • Biochemistry

    • MSci Biochemistry
  • Chemistry

    • MSc Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Computing Sciences

    • MSc Advanced Computing Science
    • MSc Computing Science
    • MSc Information Systems
    • MSc Knowledge Discovery and Datamining
  • Engineering

    • MSc Energy Engineering with Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science

    • MSc Applied Ecology - International Programme
    • MSc Climate Change
    • MSc Environmental Assessment and Management
    • MSc Environmental Sciences
  • Health Sciences

    • MSc Advanced Practitioner: Emergency Care Practitioner
    • MSc Advanced Practitioner: Midwife
    • MSc Advanced Practitioner: Neonatal Nurse
    • MSc Advanced Practitioner: Nurse
    • MSc Advanced Practitioner: Occupational Therapy
    • MSc Advanced Practitioner: Paramedic
    • MSc Advanced Practitioner: Pharmacist
    • MSc Advanced Practitioner: Physiotherapist
  • Norwich Medical School

    • MSc Clinical Research
    • MSc Health Economics
    • MSc Physician Associate Studies
  • Psychology

    • MSc Cognitive Neuroscience
    • MSc Developmental Science
    • MSc Social Psychology
  • International Development

    • MA Agriculture and Rural Development
    • MSc Climate Change and International Development
    • MA Conflict, Governance and International Development
    • MSc Development Economics
    • MA Education and Development
    • MSc Environment and International Development
    • MA Gender Analysis in International Development
    • MA Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Development
    • MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development
    • MA International Development
    • MA International Social Development
    • MA Media and International Development
    • MSc Water Security and International Development
  • Education

    • MA Adult Literacy and Learning for Global Change
    • MA Mathematics Education
    • MA in Education: Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment
  • Social Work

    • MA Social Work
  • Interdisciplinary

    • MA Creative Entrepreneurship
  • Politics

    • MA Public Policy and Public Management
    • MA Broadcast Journalism: Theory and Practice
    • MA International Relations
    • MA Politics
    • MA International Security
    • MA Media and Cultural Politics
    • MA Media, Culture and Society
  • Language and Communication studies

    • MA Global Intercultural Communication
  • Art History

    • MA Museum Studies
    • MA Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies
    • MA History of Art
    • MA The Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas
  • Film, Television and Media

    • MA Film Studies
    • MA Film, Television and Creative Practice
  • History

    • MA Early Modern History
    • MA Landscape History
    • MA Medieval History
    • MA Modern British History
    • MA Modern European History
  • Literature

    • MA Biography and Creative Non-Fiction
    • MA Creative Writing Poetry
    • MA Creative Writing Prose Fiction
    • MA Creative Writing Scriptwriting
    • MA Literary Translation
    • MA Modern and Contemporary Writing
    • MA Theatre Directing: Text and Production

MSc Investment and Financial Management

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 9.400 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
Designed to fully prepare you for a career in the financial sector as a manager, business analyst, trader, broker, investment advisor, consultant, credit controller, treasurer, banker, market specialist or accountant, the MSc Investment and Financial Management (MIFM) is applied in nature and a proud member of the prestigious CFA Institute University Recognition programme.

COURSE DETAILS
There are four unique characteristics to this course:

Professional relevance and employability: Academically rigorous, this course will help you develop the general, and specialist, knowledge, skills and competencies required by employers across the globe including valuable professional qualifications from Thomson Reuters (on Eikon, Datastream and ThomsonONE.com Investment Banking). Learning in applied subject areas is lab and coursework-based, employing relevant software, tools and real data.

Broad input/Global output: Building a solid understanding of basic business concepts, functions, roles and decisions, the course requires no prior knowledge of business or finance. As befits the course profile, the material, perspective and student body is truly international.

Exposure to state-of-the-art knowledge: The course introduces you to the experience, expertise and latest research findings of the dynamic Accounting, Finance and Governance (AFG) research group. Which means you will be taught by leading academics and professionals at the forefront of research, practice and policy in corporate and investment finance.

NBS 2×3 Learning Method: A systematic approach that structures student learning around three main pillars, namely: asking interesting questions, challenging incorrect assumptions/conventional wisdom, and better exploiting technology. These are highly effective learning methods, supported by clear teaching objectives and evaluation criteria, early feedback from formative assessment, and feed-forward provision prior to exams.

MSc Enterprise and Business Creation

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 9.400 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Designed for self-starters and aspiring entrepreneurs, the MSc Enterprise and Business Creation offers you the support required to develop initial business ideas, and turn them into real commercial ventures. You will first learn the fundamentals of business creation, and then how to tailor this learning to your chosen field of focus. Finally, you will be offered a choice of four exit routes. Teaching is jointly taught by experts at UEA, along with tutors within the enterprise community, experienced in business and business creation.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Unlike postgraduate degrees at other institutions, the unique structure of this degree is focused on helping you to develop and realise your business ideas. Exams are of no value in starting a business so all assessment is via targeted coursework.

Beginning in September, the first semester takes all participants, irrespective of their experience, through the fundamentals of business creation. The second semester then gives you the opportunity to tailor your learning to your chosen business field. You will have a choice of modules which all draw on the competencies of UEA and partners, including:

  • Entrepreneurship in Global Health and Care – in collaboration with UEA’s pioneering Norwich Medical School, the School of Health Sciences, and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
  • Creative Enterprise: Sustainable Business for the Arts – in collaboration with UEA’s multi-award winning faculty of arts and humanities, including its world fame in creative writing and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
  • Entrepreneurship in Agritechnology and Industrial Biotechnology – in collaboration with Europe’s leading centre for plant and health sciences in the Norwich Research Park.

EXIT ROUTES

Uniquely in a course of this nature, you will have a choice of four exit routes in your third semester, the fourth option enables you to extend your total course to 18 months:

Route One – for students wishing to continue their business education, before starting their business, this option allows participants to take a number of business school modules, e.g. Integrated Business Decisions, Leadership and Change Management.

Route Two – for students who’d prefer to spend some time on business research before starting their own business, this route provides two options:

  • researching some aspect of your own business, before presenting a dissertation, or
  • doing consultancy on behalf of a business culminating in the presentation of a consultancy report.

Route Three – students create their final Business Plan, before presenting to potential investors and mentors to gain investment, feedback and support.

Route Four – uniquely, ‘prize winning’ participants will secure investment to launch their business. They will remain in the Enterprise Centre, rent-free, for a further six months, with supported incubation, to ensure the business hits the road running. This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that enables you to extend your total course to 18 months. NB: visa conditions may apply.

We anticipate Routes Three and Four to be the most popular exits as both feature the development and finalising of the participants’ Business Plan ahead of launching the planned enterprise.

MSc Business Management

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 9.400 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Designed to provide a grounding in general managerial responsibility, the MSc Business Management will outline the theories, concepts and techniques relevant to the practice of management. It focuses on intellectual and practical skills and furnishes students with the analytical tools and perspectives that provide a sound basis for managerial decisions.

SPECIAL FEATURES

There are a number of features that make this degree programme attractive to both prospective students, and employers looking to recruit their next generation of managers:

  • £1,000 cash prize for the best student on the MSc programme, plus opportunities for funded PhD studies in the School.
  • MSc Business Forum supported by the UEA Alumni Fund offers the opportunity to hear guest speakers from industry share their experience and expertise.
  • Recruitment opportunities through direct interaction with businesses and access to various career services.

MSc Finance and Management

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 9.400 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Designed to meet the needs of non-business graduates who want to explore the possibilities of a career in finance and management, the MSc Finance and Management is an intensive, twelve-month programme that will provide students with an excellent foundation in the fundamentals of accounting and finance. The taught modules will clarify the roles of accounting, finance and other general management disciplines in a range of business settings, including financial, non-financial and public sector organisations. Importantly, the course builds on, and benefits directly from the Business School’s existing relationship with Norwich’s Financial District, one of the largest in the UK.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the foundations of finance, and the operation of financial markets and provision of financial services.
  2. Critically assess the relationship between organisations and their external context and management processes.
  3. Review and creatively apply the body of knowledge relating to organisations, their external context and their management process.
  4. Make informed judgements on the appropriate application of theory to managerial practice in relation to organisations, their external context and their management process.
  5. Evaluate and recommend options for the improvement of managerial practice in relation to organisations, their external context and their management process.
  6. Acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence required to become a more effective manager by learning to integrate and align organisational processes, systems and people to meet critical business challenges and goals.

MSc Marketing

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 9.400 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
Designed to provide an advanced programme of study relating to marketing, the MSc Marketing exposes students to the interrelated functions of management, before encouraging them to consider the implications of specialist marketing approaches. By enhancing and developing a stronger marketing perspective, alongside general management skills and knowledge, this is a programme that provides for the intellectual development of the student. Enabling him or her to function effectively within a range of rewarding, yet complex business sectors.

SPECIAL FEATURES
There are a number of features that make this degree programme attractive to both prospective students, and employers looking to recruit their next generation of managers:

£1,000 cash prize for the best student on the MSc programme, plus opportunities for funded PhD studies in the School.
MSc Business Forum supported by the UEA Alumni Fund offers the opportunity to hear guest speakers from industry share their experience and expertise.
Recruitment opportunities through direct interaction with businesses and access to various career services.

CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MARKETING
Our MSc Marketing (with options) has been approved and accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) to provide direct entry onto the CIM’s Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (senior marketing management experience also required).

MSc Marketing and Management

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 9.400 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

A full-time, intensive 12-month course, the MSc Marketing and Management will feature specialist, marketing modules, while also helping students develop an overall understanding and appreciation of other business functions within organisations. An outstanding benefit of this programme is a full third semester of teaching; offering increased contact hours with our highly experienced academic staff. On completion, students will be fully prepared for a variety of general marketing and management roles in both the private and public sector.

CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MARKETING

Our MSc Marketing and Management degree has been approved and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) to provide direct entry onto the CIM’s Professional Diploma in Marketing.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Contribute to the development of brands and their place in the market, through the analysis of markets and their behaviour.
  2. Critically assess the relationship between organisations and their external context and management processes.
  3. Review and creatively apply the body of knowledge relating to organisations, their external context and their management process.
  4. Make informed judgements on the appropriate application of theory to managerial practice in relation to organisations, their external context and their management process.
  5. Evaluate and recommend options for the improvement of managerial practice in relation to organisations, their external context and their management process.
  6. Acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence required to become a more effective manager by learning to integrate and align organisational processes, systems and people to meet critical business challenges and goals.

MSc Human Resource Management

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 9.400 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Designed to provide a sound foundation in theories, concepts and practice, relevant to human resource management in the context of human capital and competencies in dynamic international markets, the MSc Human Resource Management prepares graduates to face the growing challenge and associated complexity of this new working world. A world where global firms are capitalising on their people to develop a long-lasting competitive edge.

SPECIAL FEATURES

There are a number of features that make this degree programme attractive to both prospective students, and employers looking to recruit their next generation of managers:

  • £1,000 cash prize for the best student on the MSc programme, plus opportunities for funded PhD studies in the School.
  • MSc Business Forum supported by the UEA Alumni Fund offers the opportunity to hear guest speakers from industry share their experience and expertise.
  • Recruitment opportunities through direct interaction with businesses and access to various career services.

MSc International Accounting and Financial Management

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 9.400 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Designed to help students function effectively within a wide range of business sectors, the MSc International Accounting and Financial Management will encorage candidates to develop a stronger financial perspective, while enhancing their general management skills and knowledge. The MSc course modules encompass international accounting and its regulation, corporate finance, managerial accounting and financial management. On completion, students will be intellectually equipped to identify, analyse and evaluate business issues and problems through the employment of appropriate financial competencies within current management thinking.

SPECIAL FEATURES

There are a number of features that make this degree programme attractive to both prospective students, and employers looking to recruit their next generation of managers:

  • £1,000 cash prize for the best student on the MSc programme, plus opportunities for funded PhD studies in the School.
  • MSc Business Forum supported by the UEA Alumni Fund offers the opportunity to hear guest speakers from industry share their experience and expertise.
  • Recruitment opportunities through direct interaction with businesses and access to various career services.

MSc Accounting and Finance

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 9.400 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Giving you a sound grounding in the key theories and practices of international and management accounting, investments, and corporate finance and governance, the MSc Accounting and Finance is the ideal next step for anyone seeking a career in the business and public sectors as a financial accountant, management accountant, auditor, fund manager, financial manager or financial analyst.

Teaching is supported by practical case studies, seminars and computer labs, providing invaluable insight into the latest qualitative, and quantitative tools used by accounting and financial practitioners today.

RESEARCH FOCUSED

Furthering your own skills in this field, you will be able to draw from the latest developments in academic research, with the opportunity to attend research seminars from international academic experts.

COURSE MODULES

COMPULSORY MODULES

Semester 1

  • Advances in Financial Management
  • International Accounting
  • Business Regulation and Corporate Governance

Semester 2

  • Business Research Methods
  • Investment and Risk Management
  • Management

Semester 3

  • Accounting and Finance Dissertation

MSc Banking and Finance

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 9.400 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Ideal for students with a background in accounting, finance, business and economics, or in a quantitative subject such as science or engineering, the MSc Banking and Finance offers a number of unique characteristics and real benefits.

Applied

A part of the course is taught in computer labs offering a first-hand experience of the information and decision-making tools used by leading traders, financial analysts and investment bankers today. During your studies, you will also have the opportunity to obtain, at no additional cost, valuable qualifications by Thomson Reuters (Eikon and Datastream) and Bloomberg (BAT).

First-class learning experience

Teaching and assessment is based on the NBS 2×3 Learning Method. An approach that advocates the use of interesting questions to challenge incorrect assumptions/conventional wisdom, plus the employment of technology in order to improve the student learning experience. Assessment is on the basis of clear evaluation criteria and, in addition to feedback, offers feed-forward advice to enhance your performance. Case studies and assessment through coursework will allow the students to improve their analytical and critical thinking and improve communication, writing and presentation skills.

Research-oriented

Students gain a sound theoretical grounding in banking and finance, building a strong research-oriented background in investment and risk management, banking, corporate finance and governance and international accounting. You will focus on the most recent developments in academic research, and the cutting-edge quantitative techniques required to pursue empirical investigations in the areas of banking and finance.

Expert tuition

Leading academics from the Accounting, Finance and Governance (AFG) Group provide the course design, content and delivery. AFG aims at producing and disseminating world-class academic research, with high application impact. Students will have the opportunity to attend research seminars by distinguished academics from prominent institutions in the context of the AFG seminar series.

International

All theories, examples, case studies and simulations taught in the course have an international context and applicability, enabling graduates to work in any country in the world.

COURSE STRUCTURE

In the first semester, students will be given a thorough grounding in the most important theories and practices in Corporate Finance, International Accounting, Corporate Governance and Business Regulation. From this base, students can then explore the more specialised modules of the second semester. These more specialised modules will include Investments, Banking and Risk Management. In addition, a module in Empirical Finance will equip students with the skills required to conduct effective research in banking and finance. In the third semester, students will apply the knowledge and research skills developed in the first two semesters to carry out research in the form of a dissertation in banking and finance.

COURSE MODULES

Semester 1

  • Advances in Financial Management (20 credits)
  • International Accounting (20 credits)
  • Business Regulation and Corporate Governance (20 credits)

Semester 2

  • Empirical Finance (20 credits)
  • Investment and Risk Management (20 credits)
  • Banking and Financial Markets (20 credits)

Semester 3

  • Banking and Finance Dissertation (60 credits)

MSc Operations and Logistics Management

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 9.400 £
  • Entry dates: September

OVERVIEW

Through the MSc Operations and Logistics Management, you will acquire theoretical and case study-based knowledge of the primary and support activities in a value chain, together with advanced operations and logistics management practices and techniques. This will allow you to work as an operations, purchasing, and logistics or supply chain manager in both manufacturing and service companies. You will also acquire the skills to conduct operations and logistics research, enabling you to pursue a PhD degree or work in consulting firms.

Beyond this specialist expertise, you will learn cognitive and transferable skills; including critical thinking and creativity, problem solving and decision-making, the effective use of information and communications technology, presentation, teamwork, personal effectiveness and ethics, and value management. Further increasing your capabilities, and your worth to both public and private sector organisations.

MSc Brand Leadership

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 16.850 £
  • Entry dates: September

OVERVIEW
A unique programme, the MSc Brand Leadership provides the ideal start for a life in branding. Learning directly from the world-leading brand consultancy Wolff Olins (the agency behind Orange, Tate, GE and Unilever), you will also have the opportunity to interact with inspiring, game-changing businesses like Google, Innocent, Brora, Virgin and Oxfam. In addition, visits will be arranged to some of London’s leading creative agencies, such as AMV.BBDO, BBH, FITCH and VCCP.

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WHAT NEXT?
The Brand Leadership programme has an enviable track record for kick-starting careers in branding. Our graduates, known as our ‘Brand Family’, are now working at brand consultancies and advertising agencies in London, the Middle East and the Far East, with alumni employed at globally recognised organisations such as Google, Saatchi & Saatchi and Black Arc Ogilvy. Here’s what a few of them are doing today:

Graham, from Canada, now works at Google
Jaime, from the USA, is employed at Virgin Atlantic
Alisa, from Russia, is an account executive at Saatchi & Saatchi
Karen, from Hong Kong, is at top London agency VentureThree
Varya, from Russia, is a rising star at brand agency FITCH
Liz, from Korea, has been sponsored by UEA for an entrepreneurship visa to support her own business launching in the UK
Karl, from the UK, is now Head of Marketing at a firm of architects and has recently completed an entire rebrand
Ana, from Mexico, is a consultant at a brand agency in Detroit
Anna, from Russia, runs her own organic farm brand.

MSc Management

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 9.400 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Regardless of your previous background, or future plans, the MSc Management will provide you with advanced knowledge of finance, corporate governance, marketing, innovation, and organisational behaviour. Helping you learn about the science of management from an evidence-based perspective, and giving you the opportunity to choose between two possible career directions.

RESEARCH PATH

  • As the course includes a dissertation, you can use it as a bridge to your PhD
  • You will understand the latest theories on business management
  • You will have one year to discover your preferred business management-related topics
  •  Doing your thesis on completion of this course can fill any gaps you identify in a specific research field.

PROFESSIONAL PATH

Should you decide to look for a job, you will have acquired advanced, highly desirable skills and be able to:

  • Analyse the work context from an evidence-based perspective
  • Identify problems and needs
  • Plan organisational interventions to improve processes and results.

LLM Employment Law

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The LLM Employment Law degree is designed for anyone seeking to study employment law in detail.  It is an excellent choice for those working or intending to work in the area of employment law, whether as lawyers, human resources professionals, advice workers or union officials. The ever-increasing volume of statute, regulations and case law makes it essential for those working in the area to have a firm understanding of the issues, concepts and principles that lie beneath the detailed law and an appreciation of the economic, social and political forces, whether domestic, European or international, that continue to shape its development. Armed with such knowledge, it is possible to face the challenge of new developments in the subject with confidence.

Employment Law is one of the most dynamic and fast-growing areas of legal specialisation. Few areas of law have been the subject of such a rapid transformation in recent times. The aim of this unique programme is to give students a firm grounding in the key areas of employment law and practice and to explore the boundaries of the subject. It covers the central issues and elements in employment law today, such as EU employment law, family policy, discrimination and the impact of human rights law. It offers a chance to engage with the practice of employment law, drafting employment contracts and codes of practice.

The LLM Employment Law is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Students undertake a wide range of modules which together provide thorough coverage of UK employment law.

KEY FACTS

  • Developed for those working or intending to work in employment law and related disciplines and also for those who need to understand and apply employment law as part of their management role
  • Provides a firm understanding of issues, concepts and principles that drive the direction and development of UK employment law and an appreciation of the economic, social and political forces, whether domestic or European which influence this.

COURSE MODULES

You will take the compulsory 20 credit Postgraduate Legal Skills and Research module (unless exemption has been granted) and the Dissertation together with the following modules:

  • Foundations of Employment Law (40 credits)
  • Equality and Discrimination in Employment (20 credits)
  • Practical Employment Law (20 credits)
  • Work-Life Balance (20 credits)
  • International Law and Employment Rights (20 credits)

LLM Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The LLM Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law brings together two of the most important legal questions of the 21st century: the fate of law in the information age, and the management and exploitation of diverse forms of creativity, reputation and innovation. Building on a long record of teaching at the cutting edge of law and technology, the UEA Law School is home to a strong team of scholars investigating everything from IP enforcement to the rights and risks associated with ‘Web 2.0’. Students can choose from a range of specialised, internationally-focused modules on IT and IP, but can also take the opportunity to study subjects in the closely related field of media law, or other subjects offered in the School on commercial and competition law.

The LLM Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Students undertake a range of compulsory and optional modules taught by the Law School. They may also, with the consent of the Course Director, choose modules worth up to 40 credits from other postgraduate courses offered by the University.

This degree also offers an optional Research Methods Training component. Research methods training is likely to be of particular interest to students who are considering working in the following areas: Academic legal research, including study for an advanced research degree, such as an MPhil or PhD, Law reform bodies and legal pressure groups, for example the Law Commission or Liberty, International organisations with a policy research focus, such as OECD, The World Bank.

KEY FACTS

  1. Designed to develop legal knowledge and skills for those intending to specialise in a legal career in information technology law (including the Internet and e-commerce industries) or any area of intellectual property law
  2. Focus on the relationship between law and technology (without assuming detailed knowledge of particular technologies), and the social, economic and cultural consequences of new or amended forms of regulation and governance

LLM International Commercial and Business Law

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The LLM International Commercial and Business Law degree offers those who already have or who want a career in the practice of international commercial law (whether in private practice, with a government or international organisation, or in a corporate or financing environment) one of the widest selections of subjects (modules) offered by any law school in the UK.

The programme offers students more than 30 modules, including traditional subjects, such as International Sales Law, Payments and Finance in International Trade, International Carriage Law, International Commercial Arbitration and International Banking Law and Practice. In addition, students can combine these with a diverse range of further specialised modules in areas such as International Competition Law and Policy, Intellectual Property Law and International Financial Law. Many subjects are innovative and rarely taught at British universities.

The LLM International Commercial and Business Law is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Students undertake a range of compulsory and optional modules taught by the Law School. They may also, with the consent of the Course Director, choose modules worth up to 40 credits from other postgraduate courses offered by the University.

This degree also offers an optional Research Methods Training component. Research methods training is likely to be of particular interest to students who are considering working in the following areas: Academic legal research, including study for an advanced research degree, such as an MPhil or PhD, Law reform bodies and legal pressure groups, for example the Law Commission or Liberty, International organisations with a policy research focus, such as OECD, The World Bank.

KEY FACTS

  1. Designed to develop legal knowledge and skills for those intending to specialise in a legal career in international commerce or trade
  2. Focus on international harmonisation and how subjects inter-relate

LLM International Commercial and Competition Law

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The LLM International Commercial and Competition Law degree is a unique interdisciplinary programme which examines the issues, concepts and principles that underpin the substantive law, and promotes understanding of the economic, social and political forces that continue to shape competition law development.

The number of countries with competition (antitrust) laws has increased from 31 in 1985 to over 100 in 2012, creating the need for legal specialists to practice in law firms, enforce policy in competition authorities and teach in universities. This LLM is ideally suited to those working or intending to work in the area of competition law.

The LLM International Commercial and Competition Law is offered over one year full-time. Students are required to take the compulsory module ‘International Competition Law’. In addition, they must also write a dissertation on a competition law topic and take at least one optional module from a choice of three competition law-related modules: ‘Competition Law in the Global Economy’; ‘Media Regulation and Markets’; and ‘Theory of Competitive Markets’. If they wish, students can take all of these optional modules. In any case, any remaining credits will be fulfilled by taking other optional LLM modules. Students may also, with the consent of the Course Director, choose modules worth up to 40 credits from other postgraduate courses offered by the University.

This degree also offers an optional Research Methods Training component. Research methods training is likely to be of particular interest to students who are considering working in the following areas: Academic legal research, including study for an advanced research degree, such as an MPhil or PhD, Law reform bodies and legal pressure groups, for example the Law Commission or Liberty, International organisations with a policy research focus, such as OECD, The World Bank.

KEY FACTS

  1. Designed for those working or intending to work in competition law and regulation
  2. Examines issues, concepts and principles that underpin the substantive law
  3. Promotes understanding of economic, social and political forces that shape competition law development
  4. Research-led Teaching: The ESRC Centre for Competition Policy

LLM International Trade Law

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The LLM International Trade Law degree offers all the modules traditionally made available as part of an international trade law Masters programme, such as International Sales Law, Payments and Finance in International Trade, International Carriage Law, International Commercial Arbitration, and International Competition Law. In addition, we offer several modules which are focused on specific aspects of international law such as International Banking and Finance, International Information Technology Law and Intellectual Property Law which, combined with our core modules, means that those with an interest in practising in specialist areas can gain a solid grounding.

There are few states around the world where their nationals do not engage in international trade, and for it to be carried out efficiently and profitably, it is essential that there is a predictable and clear legal framework for international traders to work within. The LLM in International Trade Law is designed to give students interested in careers in international trade or in trade-related government departments a firm introduction to both the law and practice in this challenging and complex area.

While English law remains of enormous commercial importance, considerable steps have been taken over the last two decades, at an international level, towards the harmonisation of international trade law. Although the subjects (modules) studied on the course deal with individual aspects of the law relating to international trade (for example, the law relating to international sales and the carriage of goods by sea), a full understanding cannot be gained without a firm knowledge and understanding of the international harmonisation efforts and consideration of how the subjects inter-relate. This course is specifically designed to achieve these aims.

The LLM International Trade Law is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Students undertake a range of compulsory and optional modules taught by the Law School. They may also, with the consent of the Course Director, choose modules worth up to 40 credits from other postgraduate courses offered by the University.

This degree also offers an optional Research Methods Training component. Research methods training is likely to be of particular interest to students who are considering working in the following areas: Academic legal research, including study for an advanced research degree, such as an MPhil or PhD, Law reform bodies and legal pressure groups, for example the Law Commission or Liberty, International organisations with a policy research focus, such as OECD, The World Bank.

KEY FACTS

  1. Designed to develop international trade law skills for those intending to specialise in a legal career in international trade
  2. Over 15 subjects to choose from
  3. Focus on development of practical legal skills

LLM Master of Laws

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The LLM General degree enables students to pursue a programme of study specifically tailored to their individual interests. Applicants are encouraged to develop their own proposal for an individual Master of Laws degree, where they may combine modules from two or more of the Law School’s LLM programme.

The LLM General is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Students undertake a range of compulsory and optional modules taught by the Law School. They may also, with the consent of the Course Director, choose modules worth up to 40 credits from other postgraduate courses offered by the University.

KEY FACTS

  1. Available for those who wish to pursue a programme of study specifically tailored to their individual interests
  2. Combine subjects (modules) from two or more of postgraduate taught degree programmes for a tailored programme of study
  3. Only Core Modules: Legal Skills and Research AND Dissertation
  4. Otherwise, over 30 modules to choose from
  5. Emphasis on small group and interactive teaching giving students a unique opportunity to access our dedicated team of specialists drawn from both academia and practice.

LLM Media Law, Policy and Practice

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The LLM Media Law, Policy and Practice degree has been designed to provide professional practitioners and graduates, in Law or other disciplines, with expert knowledge and a firm grounding in the concepts of media law and the regulation of media communication.

This Masters degree draws on the University of East Anglia’s international strength in interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to media law, policy and practice. It will particularly appeal to UK and International graduates who want a career in the media or who wish to build on their professional expertise and develop their understanding of the role of media law in private, public or corporate sectors.

The LLM Media Law, Policy and Practice is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Students undertake a range of compulsory and optional modules taught by the Law School. They may also, with the consent of the Course Director, choose modules worth up to 40 credits from other postgraduate courses offered by the University.

This degree also offers an optional Research Methods Training component. Research methods training is likely to be of particular interest to students who are considering working in the following areas: Academic legal research, including study for an advanced research degree, such as an MPhil or PhD, Law reform bodies and legal pressure groups, for example the Law Commission or Liberty, International organisations with a policy research focus, such as OECD, The World Bank.

KEY FACTS

  1. Groundbreaking programme which has been designed to provide graduates with a grounding in all aspects of the media and specifically for those who want to work in the media industry or specialise in media once in practice
  2. Comparative, internationally focused, with an emphasis on new technologies
  3. Draws on University’s international strength in media research, and UEA Law School’s growing team of media lawyers

MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.365 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
COURSE DETAIL
MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics is a specialist research-training course in a rapidly expanding field of enquiry in which there are many important areas of theoretical dispute between economists. Academics who teach this course include some world-leading experimental economists.

If you choose to take this course you will benefit from the work undertaken at our Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS), whose computerised laboratory is dedicated to teaching and research in behavioural and experimental economics. The University is one of a very small number of economics departments in the UK equipped to carry out such work. You will also benefit from research on behavioural consumers conducted in the Centre for Competition Policy – one of the University’s Research Centres working at the forefront of policy debates in competition economics at international level, with senior advisory links with the European Commission, the UK Office of Fair Trading and the UK Competition Commission. You will be encouraged to attend both Centres’ workshops, seminars and conferences and so are able to interact with leading academics and practitioners from across Europe and the United States.

MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics fits into our Academic and Professional Programme and is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as a particular speciality. It is suitable for those with a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to 2:1 or 1st) that contains a substantial component of economics or who have a Graduate Diploma in Economics.

This course is ideal for those who aim to gain employment as professional economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry, international agencies and other similar organisations. It is also suitable for those seeking eventual PhD enrolment and/or an academic career as a lecturer in Economics. Many of our former PhD students now hold academic posts as lecturers in University departments both in the UK and overseas.

COURSE STRUCTURE
You will study compulsory modules in econometric theory, applied econometrics and behavioural and experimental economics, as well as having the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, supervised by an academic from the School.

MSc Economics

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.365 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
MSc Economics is a broad-based research-training course designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop theoretical and quantitative skills. In addition to the compulsory modules, you will have the flexibility to choose options from a variety of areas in economics and social sciences or to focus more narrowly according to your individual career plan.

If you take this course, you will be encouraged to attend relevant workshops, seminars and conferences in specialist fields according to your interests and for which the University of East Anglia is famous. These include the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP), the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Sciences (CBESS), our growing research base in financial markets, and research seminars in the School of Environmental Sciences.

MSc Economics fits into our Academic and Professional Programme and is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as a particular speciality. It is suitable for those with a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to 2:1 or 1st) that contains a substantial component of economics or who have a Graduate Diploma in Economics.

This course is ideal for those who aim to gain employment as professional economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry, international agencies and other similar organisations. It is also suitable for those seeking eventual PhD enrolment and/or an academic career as a lecturer in Economics. Many of our former PhD students now hold academic posts as lecturers in University departments both in the UK and overseas.

COURSE STRUCTURE
You will study compulsory modules in economic theory and econometrics as well as having the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, supervised by an academic from the School.

 

MSc Industrial Economics

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.365 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
COURSE DETAIL
Industrial Economics has been the source of some of the most fertile developments in economic theory in the last 30 years. In particular, interest in game theory and transaction cost economics grew substantially due to applications in industrial organisation. More recently, there have been important advances in empirical work to test the new theories and shed light on the behaviour of firms and industries. The new research is informing policy debates ranging from merger policy to the competitive benefits of European integration. MSc Industrial Economics is a research-training course which combines the specialist components of theoretical, empirical and policy analysis in the study of industrial organisation. Academics who teach this course include some of the leading experts in the application of industrial organisation to competition policy.

If you choose this course, you will also benefit from close collaboration with research conducted by the Centre for Competition Policy which works at the forefront of policy debates in competition economics at international level, and has senior advisory links with the European Commission, the UK Office of Fair Trade, the UK Competition Commission and the financial and utility regulators. You will be encouraged to attend the Centre’s workshops, seminars and conferences and so are able to interact with leading academics and practitioners from across Europe and the United States. Experimental and Behavioural research is having an increasing influence in Industrial Organisation and you will benefit from access to our Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science.

MSc Industrial Economics fits into our Academic and Professional Programme and is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as a particular speciality. It is suitable for those with a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to 2:1 or 1st) that contains a substantial component of economics or who have a Graduate Diploma in Economics.

This course is ideal for those who aim to gain employment as professional economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry, international agencies and other similar organisations. It is also suitable for those seeking eventual PhD enrolment and/or an academic career as a lecturer in Economics. Many of our former PhD students now hold academic posts as lecturers in University departments both in the UK and overseas.

COURSE STRUCTURE
You will study compulsory modules in applied econometrics, econometric theory and industrial economics. You will also have the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, supervised by an academic from the School.

MSc Finance and Economics

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.365 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
COURSE DETAIL
MSc Finance and Economics is designed to provide you with an advanced training in economics, whilst enabling specialisation in the area of finance. Academics who teach on this course include international experts in several areas of economics and individuals with practice experience of financial markets.

You will also benefit from the growing research base in financial markets based in the School of Economics. You will be encouraged to attend relevant workshops, seminars and conferences. Some of these on financial regulation may take place in association with the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) or on behavioural finance in association with the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Sciences (CBESS).

MSc Finance and Economics fits into our Academic and Professional Programme and is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as a particular speciality. It is suitable for those with a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to 2:1 or 1st) that contains a substantial component of economics or who have a Graduate Diploma in Economics.

This course is ideal for those who aim to gain employment as professional economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry, international agencies and other similar organisations. It is also suitable for those seeking eventual PhD enrolment and/or an academic career as a lecturer in Economics. Many of our former PhD students now hold academic posts as lecturers in University departments both in the UK and overseas.

COURSE STRUCTURE
You will study compulsory modules in economic theory and financial econometrics, as well as having the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, supervised by an academic from the School.

You will also be able to choose from a range of optional modules, including financial markets, international finance and mathematics.

MSc Economics of International Finance and Trade

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.365 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Course Detail

MSc Economics of International Finance and Trade is a one year applied training degree  designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of international finance and trade with an emphasis on explaining the global flows of goods, services and finance from both an investor’s and corporate perspectives.

This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training.  This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance.

You will develop specific skills highly relevant in the workplace.  These include training in the use of statistical and quantitative software packages (e.g. STATA).  The course provides you with a firm grasp of some of the methods, models and techniques currently used by firms and in international finance. As part of the course, you will have the opportunity your own research on a topic of particular interest to you.

This course lays the foundations for a career in a wide range of financial professions, including international finance and risk management.

Course Structure

You will take compulsory modules in economics, financial econometrics, international trade and international finance.  Teaching is provided by members of academic staff, often in a relatively informal learning environment, and programmes may incorporate lectures, seminars, and practical work, including computer lab sessions.

As this programme has a particular focus on the international economy, there are modules specifically designed to give you expert knowledge in this area. These include International Trade, which will introduce models of international trade explaining patterns in global flows of goods, and International Finance, which examines finance from both an investor’s and corporate perspective.

In the autumn semester there is also the option to take the module Financial Markets and in the spring semester Risk Management and Trading.  Financial Markets is a technical module which involves the study of financial models that can explain equilibrium asset prices and the term structure of interest rates.  Risk Management and Trading is a module to introduce the techniques designed to measure market and credit risk and provide you with an insight into how trader behaviour contributes to bubbles and crashes.

Assessment

Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams.  You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School.

MSc Economics of Money, Banking and Capital Markets

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.365 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Course Detail

MSc Economics of Money, Banking and Capital Markets is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the economics of money, banking and capital markets.

This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training.  This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance.

You will develop specific skills highly relevant in the workplace.  These include training in the use of statistical and quantitative software packages (e.g. STATA).  The course provides you with a firm grasp of some of the methods, models and techniques currently used by firms in the financial services sector and beyond. As part of the course, you will undertake your own research on a topic of particular interest to you.

This course lays the foundations for a career in a wide range of financial professions, including banking and risk management.

Course Structure

You will take compulsory modules in economics, banking econometrics, financial markets, international finance and money and banking.  This will allow you to consider the role of money, central banking and monetary policy as well as gaining an insight into the global financial system and challenges it has faced.

You will also have the option to take a Risk Management and Trading module, which introduces techniques designed to measure market and credit risk as well as providing you with an insight into how trader behaviour contributes to bubbles and crashes.

Assessment

Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School.

MSc International Business Economics

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.365 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Course Detail

MSc International Business Economics is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of International Business (for example transnational production and finance) and gain greater depth of understanding of the broader economic context of the international economy.

This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training.  This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance.

You will develop skills in statistical analysis, as well as investigating the motivation, financial practices, and consequences of international business. This degree will allow you to develop skills highly desired by employers, including analytical and business awareness skills in an international context.

The programme should appeal to those who wish to pursue a career in the areas of finance, management or international business.

Course Structure

You will study compulsory modules in economic concepts and methodology, international political economics and the operation of multinational firms.

You will also have the opportunity to take optional modules in finance, environmental economics, economic theory, mathematics and economics and the mass media. For further details of the modules currently on offer, please see the Course Profile tab.

Assessment

Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School.

MSc International Business Finance and Economics

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.365 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Course Detail

MSc International Business Finance Economics is designed to provide a general training in economics, whilst allowing you to specialise in the areas of international business and finance.

This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training.  This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance.

You will develop skills in statistical analysis, especially those applicable to financial data, as well as investigating the motivation, financial practices, and consequences of international business.

The academic staff who teach on the programme include international experts in several areas of economics and individuals with practical experience of finance.

The programme should appeal to those who wish to pursue a career in the areas of finance, management or international business.

Course Structure

You will take compulsory modules in core economic theory and concepts, finance, financial econometrics, and the operation of multinational firms.

You will also have the opportunity to study modules in international business and finance which offer theoretical and applied training in these fields. There will also be an element of the application of quantitative techniques.

For further details of the modules currently on offer, please see the Course Profile tab.

Assessment

Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School.

MSc Media Economics

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.365 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Course Detail

MSc Media Economics is designed to attract students from film, literature and media based undergraduate degrees, who have studied some statistics, and who wish to develop their analytical skills to understand the economic and political context of the industries in which they hope to pursue their careers. If you are an economics graduate, the course will enable you to understand the media better.

The course will equip you with the skills required to enter a career in the business aspect of the media, for example account executives in advertising, a career in publishing, finance and management positions in broadcasting.

This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training.  This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance.

You will be taught jointly with staff and students from Political, Social and International Studies and the School of Economics, both of which have a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research and teaching on media issues.

The programme should appeal to those who wish to pursue a career in the areas of management or the mass media.

Course Structure

You will study compulsory modules in economic concept and econometric methods, the economics and politics of the mass media and the international political economy.

You will also have the option to select from a range of modules offered within Political, Social and International Studies and the School of Economics. For further details of the modules currently on offer, please see the Course Profile tab.

Assessment

Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School.

MSc Quantitative Financial Economics

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.365 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

MSc Quantitative Financial Economics is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the economics of quantitative financial economics with an emphasis on financial markets and asset pricing models.

This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training.  This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance.

You will develop specific skills highly relevant in the workplace.  These include training in the use of statistical and quantitative software packages (e.g. STATA).  The course provides you with a firm grasp of some of the methods, models and techniques currently used by firms in the financial services sector and beyond. As part of the course you will have the opportunity to broaden your econometric skill set, including skills required to undertake your own research on a topic of particular interest to you.

This degree programme will lay the foundations for a career in a wide range of financial professions.

Course Structure

You will take compulsory modules in economics, financial econometrics, financial markets, international finance and risk management and trading. Teaching is provided by members of academic staff, often in a relatively informal learning environment, and programmes may incorporate lectures, seminars, and practical work, including computer lab sessions.

There are specialist modules designed for this programme, including Financial Markets and Risk Management and Trading. Financial Markets is a technical module which involves the study of financial models that can explain equilibrium asset prices and the term structure of interest rates. Risk Management and Trading includes an introduction to techniques designed to measure market and credit risk and provide you with an insight into how trader behaviour contributes to bubbles and crashes. 

There is also the option to take the module Money and Banking in which you will consider the role of money, central banking and monetary policy and gain an insight into the global financial system and challenges it has faced.

Assessment

Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams.  You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School.

MSc Economics and International Relations

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.365 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Course Detail

MSc Economics and International Relations provides a platform to understand international economics and politics from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The course gives you considerable flexibility to choose an area of geographical specialisation. It will allow you to develop skill highly desired by employers; an ability to understand international institutions and geopolitics, as well as the analytical skills of economics. It is taught in collaboration with staff and students from Political, Social and International Studies, which also has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research and teaching.

This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training.  This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance.

The programme should appeal to those who wish to pursue a career in the areas of international business or international relations.

Course Structure

You will study compulsory modules in economic concepts and econometric methods, international relations theory and international political economy.

You will also have the option to select from a range of modules offered within Political, Social and International Studies and the School of Economics. For further details of the modules currently on offer, please see the Course Profile tab.

Assessment

Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School.

MSc Applied Ecology and Conservation

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 8.800 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
The MSc Applied Ecology and Conservation provides a flexible course structure suitable for students who wish to acquire the skills necessary for a range of careers in conservation and applied ecology. The programme aims to provide you with interdisciplinary training forming an ideal platform either for continuation to doctoral research or for direct access into conservation related employment.

The course runs over a full calendar year starting with a field course. You will take a combination of taught modules during the first half of the year with the second half spent on an individual research project, often overseas. In addition to core modules in ecological survey methods, current issues in conservation, research skills for ecologists and statistics, you will be able to choose from a broad range of optional modules, including Geographical Information Systems (GIS), practical conservation and work placement, restoration ecology, conservation genetics, biodiversity conservation and human society and ecological modelling.

Conservation biologists and ecologists in the Schools of Biological and Environmental Sciences and leading conservation organisations conduct most of the teaching.

In addition to in-depth exposure to global conservation issues the course provides training in a range of transferable skills and will provide you with an opportunity to establish valuable contacts with potential employers through short and long term work experience and research interaction with a range of national and international conservation organisations.

CASE STUDY
A rare and elusive rabbit has been found, held and photographed by a researcher currently studying for a Masters in Applied Ecology and Conservation at UEA. Her story recently received national press attention. Read more about Sarah’s discovery.

Examples of some recent research projects conducted by students on this MSc course include:

The vulnerability of birds to climate change (with Birdlife International)
Mandrills in Gabon: current status and threats (with the Wildlife Conservation Society)
Microhabitat and dietary preferences of Telfair’s skink on Round Island: implications for translocation (with the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation)
Nest-site selection and poaching in Yellow-headed Amazon parrots (with the World Land Trust)
Crab as indicators of habitat quality (with Nature Seychelles)

MSc Molecular Medicine

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 8.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms for disease is an important area of research in the 21st century. Massive steps forward in science, such as the completion of the Human Genome Project, mean that diseases can now be studied at the cellular and molecular level. This will help to understand them, to develop treatments and possibly, in the future, cures.

The MSc in Molecular Medicine draws upon the world-renowned strength of research in biomedical sciences at UEA and on the Norwich Research Park. MSc graduate students will obtain skills that are sought in medical research, the pharmaceutical industry or the health services.

Part I of the programme is taught through face to face lectures, workshops, problem based learning sessions and hands on experiments in our modern biomedical laboratories. These modules provide the opportunity to learn skills in data analysis, critical evaluation of data, laboratory working and report writing in Molecular Medicine.

Part II of the programme includes a major research project where the student designs experiments and carries out original research in a chosen topic. The project will provide an invaluable training environment to enhance research skills. It is a substantial piece of individual work drawing on knowledge and understanding gained from the taught modules. In preparation for the research project the student, in consultation with the project supervisor, prepares an in depth proposal drawing on the current literature.

As well as learning fundamental theory, the student will develop valuable transferable skills. The University will support this by providing Personal Development Sessions including presentation skills, employability and time-management.

Assessment is through a combination of formal exams, laboratory reports, coursework assignments, presentations and problem based learning sessions. In addition the research project is submitted as a formal bound dissertation and assessed by external as well as internal examination.

MSc Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 8.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The one-year MSc course in Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement provides training for students wishing to undertake a further degree in plant molecular genetics, or alternatively, a career in plant breeding and crop improvement. The course focuses on plant molecular genetics and its potential applications to crop improvement in the 21st century.

The course is run jointly by the School of Biological Sciences (BIO) at UEA and the John Innes Centre (JIC), which also includes The Sainsbury Laboratory. The John Innes Centre is one of the world’s leading research institutes in plant genetics and crop improvement. The teaching staff includes members of the School of Biological Sciences together with scientists from the John Innes Centre and a number of leading plant breeding and plant biotechnology companies within the UK.

In recent years the career prospects for students with a postgraduate degree in Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement have been very good, often leading to a PhD or employment in the plant breeding industry. The course will provide you with a unique opportunity to study plant genetics and crop improvement in an environment of academic and research excellence.

The taught modules cover subjects including plant molecular genetics and biotechnology, target traits for crop improvement, and plant breeding. Training in a number of key transferable skills is also included. You will also undertake a six-month laboratory-based research project under the supervision of a member of BIO faculty or a senior scientist at the John Innes Centre. You will be required to submit a dissertation and present a seminar on your research project.

Research projects are offered in the following areas:

  • Plant genetics
  • Plant biotechnology and crop improvement
  • Plant genome organisation
  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Plant gene function

MSci Biochemistry

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso:
  • Entry dates: September or January
  • 1º en el Ranking UK

OVERVIEW

Biochemistry is a broad and fascinating area of science, spanning many themes in biology, chemistry and even physics.

That’s why we’ve designed our Biochemistry degrees to give you plenty of choice in what you study – both the BSc and MSci include lots of optional modules, and their common first and second years allow you to switch between them once you’ve started studying. So, you’ll have plenty of scope to satisfy your interests in both biology and chemistry.

This MSci is similar in content to the BSc but includes an additional year that focuses on advanced topics at the interface between chemistry and biology.

STUDY LIFE AND THE CHEMISTRY THAT UNDERPINS IT

The degree is taught by the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Chemistry, which gives you a flexible, diverse programme as well as the benefit of both Schools’ world-renowned expertise.

You’ll be taught the fundamental chemical principles that underlie biochemistry alongside aspects of cellular and molecular biology. This provides your foundation to study more specialist topics that address contemporary developments in the field, from medicinal chemistry and genetics to protein engineering and microbial biotechnology.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The degree is a four-year programme that consists of an in-depth introduction to fundamental biochemical science in the first year, followed by flexible second and third years that allow you to tailor your course to biology, chemistry or a balance of both.

In year 3 you’ll also take a laboratory module which bridges the gap between undergraduate laboratory modules and postgraduate research. In year 4 you will select from a range of advanced level taught modules and undertake a project that will involve you in an active research group, investigating a topic at the forefront of modern biochemistry.

First year

The first year is designed to give you a grounding in fundamental biochemistry, incorporating compulsory modules such as: Fundamentals of Molecular Biology and Genetics; Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Biochemistry; Chemistry of Carbon-Based Compounds; Bonding, Structure and Periodicity; Practical and Quantitative Skills in Chemistry; and Physical and Analytical Methods in the Biomolecular Sciences.

Second year

Your second year will build upon the skills gained in year one with further compulsory modules (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysical Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry), while allowing you to begin focusing your attention on biology, chemistry or both through options including: Cell Biology, Genetics, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry.

Third year

The third year will introduce you to contemporary topics in biochemistry, as well as more advanced lab skills. There are only a few compulsory modules at this stage – Molecular Enzymology in Biology and Medicine; Protein Structure, Chemistry and Engineering; Advanced Laboratory – and a very wide range of optional modules to help you really tailor your studies toward the end of the degree.

These include Microbial Biotechnology; Genomes, Genes and Genomics; Infection and Immunity; Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry; Inorganic Compounds: Structure and Function; Organic compounds: Structure and Properties; and Microbiology.

Fourth year

The final year is based around an in-depth, advanced research project that will allow you to get to grips with a genuine problem at the cutting edge of biochemistry. You’ll get involved in a working research group and contribute to their ongoing work – there’s a wealth of really exciting research taking place at UEA that could form the basis of your project.

Alongside the research project, you will also take three optional advanced modules across chemistry and biology, from a range including: Medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, biological chemistry, microbiology, biotechnology and molecular medicine.

PRACTICAL LAB-BASED TEACHING

Throughout the four-year course you’ll have regular access to our amazing facilities including state of the art undergraduate practical laboratories. Your research project may also benefit from access to our research electron microscopes, mass spectrometers and high-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers.

We aim to give our students as much time in the lab as possible, so we’re not just transferring knowledge but also developing skills. We believe hands-on experiments, backed by thought-provoking seminars and lectures, give you the best possible education.

JOIN A WORLD-RENOWNED RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT

The facilities and faculty at UEA are among the best in country – both Schools are internationally renowned for their research excellence thanks to their contributions to the big problems facing scientists today.

We’re based at the heart of Norwich Research Park – one of the most cited scientific research centres in the country, which specialises in the life sciences. The School of Chemistry is ranked 4th in the UK for the quality of its research output, and 100% of our research in Biological Sciences is internationally recognised (REF 2014).

This prestigious environment produces some ground-breaking research that has a real impact and gives our students access to academics at the top of their field.

COURSE MODULES

Modules are subject to approval. A list of example modules is shown below:

Year 1 – Compulsory

  • Fundamentals of Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Chemistry of Carbon-Based Compounds
  • Bonding, Structure & Periodicity
  • Practical & Quantitative Skills in Chemistry
  • Physical and Analytical Methods in the Biomolecular Sciences

Year 2 – Compulsory

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry

Year 2 – Optional

  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Year 3 – Compulsory

  • Molecular Enzymology in Biology and Medicine
  • Protein Structure, Chemistry & Engineering
  • Advanced Laboratory

Year 3 – Optional

  • Cellular Signalling
  • Microbial Biotechnology
  • Microbial Cell Biology
  • Cell Biology and Mechanisms of Disease
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Genomes, Genes and Genomics
  • Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Compounds: Structure & Function
  • Organic Compounds: Synthesis & Properties
  • Plant Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Human Physiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Year 4 – Compulsory

  • MSci Research Project

Year 4 – Optional

  • Advanced Topics in Biological and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry
  • Seminars in Microbiology
  • Frontiers in Molecular Medicine 1
  • Plant Genomics and Biotechnology
  • Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics

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MSc Advanced Organic Chemistry

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 9.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January
  • 4º en el Ranking UK

OVERVIEW

Organic chemistry underpins research and development in many areas of the chemical industry where the demands of contemporary research are such that advanced training beyond honours degree level is becoming increasingly necessary.

There has been a long tradition of postgraduate lecture courses in the School of Chemistry. This taught MSc Advanced Organic Chemistry builds on such expertise and aims to provide an in-depth understanding of industrially relevant applications of the subject.

The course is designed for both chemistry graduates and those with degrees in combined sciences which include a chemistry component, and aims to enhance their broad understanding of chemistry and perfect their skills in underlying aspects of organic chemistry (organic reaction mechanisms, spectroscopy, and synthetic strategy).

You can expect to reach the frontiers of knowledge in key aspects of this subject through a series of specialised advanced lecture courses, problem solving classes, advanced laboratory exercises and a part-year laboratory research project.

The course is 45 weeks long. Typically you will take nine tested general- and advanced-level lecture courses and three or four problem-solving classes. Recent topics have included synthesis, asymmetric target oriented synthesis, spectroscopy, organometallic chemistry, stereochemistry, medicinal chemistry, organometallics, oxidation and reduction, and natural products. These courses are specifically selected to enhance your training on techniques and subjects needed by the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, speciality and fine organic chemicals industries.

The laboratory component of the course runs throughout the working year. It starts with an eight-week programme of advanced laboratory exercises and experiments designed to provide a realistic training in experimental chemistry by building on basic preparative skills. This is followed by a research project, which will be assessed through a written dissertation and oral examination.

Recent Dissertation Titles:

  • Gold catalysed syntheses of complex heterocylic systems.
  • Enzymes in Synthesis.
  • Extending the utility of palladium in cross-coupling reactions.

MSc Advanced Computing Science

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Why take this course?

The rapid development of computing in all its forms is prompting many recent graduates to broaden and deepen their knowledge through studying a MSc course. Many practitioners also want to expand their expertise and refresh their skills.

The MSc Advanced Computing Science offers a flexible programme that covers a broad spectrum of computing, reflecting the research interests and specialisms of the School. It is a full-time, one-year taught programme, which can also be taken part-time over two years. The course is aimed at students with a first degree in computing science wishing to broaden and deepen their knowledge of the subject.

Contact time

Students have on average 15 hours of contact time per week with teaching staff through lectures, laboratory sessions and seminars, though this may vary depending on module choices. Additionally, students should allocate at least 25 hours per week for study, coursework assignments and projects.

Teaching and Assessment

The course offers greater flexibility than our other more specialised MSc courses. Once on the programme you will affiliate with one of the broad areas of the School’s research. You will normally take five optional modules, of which at least two are related to your chosen research area. Other modules are designed to complement these and to allow you to broaden your knowledge. You will choose your dissertation topic and undertake preliminary work on it during the spring semester and work on it full-time after the exams until mid-September. This course will give you enhanced technical and analytical skills in your chosen area of specialisation.

Some project work may be done with companies and could involve paid placement at a company

Some recent dissertation titles:

  • Systems and Internet Security
  • Video shot detection
  • Web-based interface for a static remote sensor configuration

Career opportunities

Your prospects as a graduate will therefore depend on your specialisation and may include consultancy, software development, project management, web services designer or builder, etc. Computing scientists are generally sought after and well paid and work in diverse environments including small and large international businesses, government agencies and research institutions. The programme will also prepare you for further education through a PhD in order to pursue a career in industrial or academic research.

MSc Computing Science

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January
  • 2º en el Ranking UK for overall student satisfaction

OVERVIEW

Why take this course?

The MSc Computing Science is designed for the graduates of non-computing subjects to study computer technologies and skills to broaden their knowledge and to create new career prospects. It is a 12-month full-time course but may be studied part-time over 24 months.

The training in this course not only teaches essential computing technical knowledge but also develops generic, transferable skills such as in communication, critical thinking and reasoning, problem solving, independent and team working and project management, with an aim to make the graduates of this course professionally competitive and flexible in a challenging and changing employment environment. Thus, the graduates can find employment in a wider range of careers in industry, business, public sectors, education and research institutions, working as diverse roles, ranging from, software developers, systems analysts, data analysts, IT managers, to independent consultants and academic or commercial researchers.

Contact time

Students have on average 15 hours of contact time per week with teaching staff through lectures, laboratory sessions and seminars, though this may vary depending on module choices. Additionally, students should allocate at least 25 hours per week for study, coursework assignments and projects.

Teaching and Assessment

The course is delivered through lectures, seminars, directed studies and laboratory exercises, involving individual and team work. The assessments are carried out by coursework and/or written examinations. Students will learn modules including Research Techniques, Object-Oriented Programming (in java) and Software Development Methodologies with UML (Unified Modelling Language), Databases, and Internet and Multimedia Technology. These are all integrated in a Web based framework and students are grouped as teams to design and implement a substantial Web-based application. Students also take few optional modules, from the optional module list, which includes Data Mining, Applied Statistics, Networks, Systems Engineering, Systems Development, Artificial Intelligence, Image, and Speech and Language Processing.

Starting in the Spring Semester to August, students will undertake an MSc Dissertation project on a topic that is usually related to the School’s research areas, often in collaboration with an outside body. A project requires students to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned from the course to carry out in-depth research on a topic, or develop a working system for various applications. Some project work may be done with companies and could involve paid placement at a company.

Samples of recent dissertation titles:

  • Hybrid positioning technologies for location based services with iPhone
  • Predicting earthquakes with time series data mining
  • An application of video shot detection
  • Machine learning ensemble methods for identifying fake web sites
  • Predicting the results of Tennis matches in real time

Career opportunities

As a graduate from this course, you will be able to find employment in private industry, public sector organisations and in research, working in diverse roles, ranging from independent consultants, software developers, systems analysts, data analysts and IT managers to academic or commercial researchers.

MSc Information Systems

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January
  • 2º en el Ranking UK for overall student satisfaction

OVERVIEW

Why take this course?

The design, development and management of large-scale computerised information systems are critical to organisations in the 21st century. Managing, analysing and understanding the huge volumes of data that these systems generate are critical to the success of many organisations.

This course focuses first, on systems development and business analysis: the technical and social issues involved in building and maintaining large systems. The second focus of the course is on business intelligence: the techniques and tools for evaluating, understanding and analysing information systems and the data they generate.

The MSc Information Systems offers you a programme of study that allows you to develop:

  • An understanding of the issues in designing and developing information systems,
  • Understanding of contemporary approaches to analysis and design,
  • Exposure to key areas of knowledge for developing, analysing and understanding systems,
  • A broad understanding of the context and success factors for successful information systems projects.

The course is a full-time, one-year taught programme that can also be taken part-time over two years.

Contact time

Students have on average 15 hours of contact time per week with teaching staff through lectures, laboratory sessions and seminars, though this may vary depending on module choices. Additionally, students should allocate at least 25 hours per week for study, coursework assignments and projects.

Teaching and Assessment

You will take a number of taught modules covering technical and organisational aspects of the development, management and use of modern information systems. The choice of modules is made according to your academic background, experience and interests. You will also complete a dissertation on a subject in the field of information systems; this is often done in collaboration with a company or other organisation.

Recent dissertation titles include:

  • An enterprise ordering information system for a pharmaceutical supplier
  • Collaborative development of web-based information resources
  • Investigation into web accessibility and usability
  • Context and preferences for mobile computing
  • Stakeholder participation in web information systems

Career opportunities

As a graduate from this course you will be able to pursue a career in a number of fields, including software engineering, systems analysis, IT management or general management with a technical bias. You might also choose to continue your education through a PhD in order to pursue a career in industrial research or an academic career.

MSc Knowledge Discovery and Datamining

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Why take this course?

  • This course offers an excellent platform to a career in data analysis and is taught by one of the leading groups in Data Mining research in the UK.
  • The course has both theoretical and practical elements and students will get hands on experience on commercial data mining and statistical software.
  • Students may have the opportunity to participate on commercial data mining projects as part of their assessment, gaining experience on all the stages of the KDD process.

What is KDD?

All organisations depend on high quality information for making strategic decisions.  The information is often derived from the rapidly growing mountains of raw data generated from the organisations’ computerised operational systems. This task requires a new generation of analysts with knowledge of effective and efficient data analysis methods and understanding of the process known as Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD).

The popularity of this area is driven by its tremendous application potential in areas as diverse as finance, medicine, biology and the environment.

The course is a full-time, one-year taught programme, designed for advanced students and practitioners; it can also be taken part-time over two years.

Why study this subject at UEA?

 

The Data Mining, Machine Learning and Statistics group at UEA comprises eight faculty members, eight research assistants and between 10 and 20 PhD students.

Members of the group have made significant contributions in techniques for data mining and KDD in the last 10 years, in particular: KDD Methodologies; use of metaheuristics for rule and tree induction; all-rule induction; clustering techniques; feature subset selection; feature construction, as well as many applications in the financial services industry, medicine and telecommunications.

Support for this research has been received from BBSRC, EPSRC, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and The Royal Society, as well as numerous companies (including Alston Transport, Derbyshire Police, Lanner Group, Master Foods, MET Office, National Air Traffic Services, Aviva, Process Evolution Ltd., Simultec AG Zurich and Virgin Money).

Master students will be part of our vibrant research community and will have very good opportunities for progression to PhD.

MSc Energy Engineering with Environmental Management

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

This MSc programme combines investment in engineering with existing and substantial expertise across the Faculty of Science in the fields of applied mathematics, energy resources, environmental management and electronic engineering. The programme has been developed in partnership with industry and employers through close collaboration with the East of England Energy Group(EEEGR), aiming to address the national and regional shortage of high-calibre qualified graduates in the field of Energy Engineering.

The Faculty of Science houses an impressive base of engineering knowledge, particularly in the Schools of Mathematics, Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Computing Sciences and Chemistry.  We are internationally renowned for our research and teaching in many relevant fields, including Applied Mathematics, Computer Systems Engineering, Geophysical Sciences and Physical Oceanography and Physical Chemistry, to name but a few. This existing expertise will ensure that this MSc programme equips students with training in the fundamentals of engineering, along with its application to the energy industry.

All students will be required to undertake a substantial engineering project as part of the MSc programme, and it is anticipated that many students will have the opportunity to undertake the practical elements of this project in an industrial setting within the energy sector.  Accreditation has been awarded by the Energy Institute to allow graduates partial exemption towards CEng status.
This programme will offer excellent career prospects to graduates.  Employers have identified a shortage of engineers in the energy sector, so high calibre graduates from this programme will be in demand.

MSc Applied Ecology - International Programme

  • Duración: 2 años Full-time
  • Precio curso: 4.500 € por año
  • Entry dates: September or January
  • 1º en el Ranking UK for Research Output in Environmental Science

OVERVIEW
“The IMAE experience can be summed up with one word ‘diversity’. There is a diversity of modules and research specialisations ranging from ecotoxicology to conservation-related social studies. There is a diversity of educational systems and lifestyles to experience in different countries. Students of this course come from a diversity of countries and cultural backgrounds. This is the course for people who do not want to follow conventions.”

– Ter Yang Goh, IMAE MSc student 2012-14

The International Masters in Applied Ecology (IMAE) is an exciting international programme involving nine prestigious Universities. While learning at the forefront of research in applied ecology, you will connect with at least four different University environments, three in Europe and one in Latin America.

The IMAE is a two-year Masters programme involving the following institutions:

University of East Anglia (UK)

University of Poitiers (France)

University of Coimbra (Portugal)

Christian-Albrechts-Universitat in Kiel (Germany)

University of Quito (Ecuador)

University Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

University of Adelaide (Australia)

University of Otago (New Zealand).

The course aims to form specialists able to develop and lead ecological projects throughout the world by providing them with a wide range of competences and skills, completed by a professional specialisation in one of several leading fields of Ecology (Biodiversity conservation, Ecotoxicology, Functional ecosystem dynamics, Systems theory and ecosystem services, Evolutionary ecology, Biodiversity assessment, analyses and conservation).

During the first year of the programme you will attend courses in three different EU countries and will travel to Ecuador for a field trip that includes Galapagos Islands, Ecuadorean Andes and Yasuni Biosphere Reserve.

During the second year you will choose a specialisation and will be based in one of the IMAE Universities. Fieldwork for the dissertation can be undertaken in a number of different locations around the world.

MSc Climate Change

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

The MSc in Climate Change is based in the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the School of Environmental Sciences (ENV). The course is designed to provide you with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of climate change science, society and policy. The course content equips our graduates for careers in areas as diverse as government agencies, business consultancies and academia.

Climate change and variability has played a major role in shaping human history and the prospect of global warming as a result of human activities presents society with increasing challenges over the coming decades.

This course provides an authoritative assessment of the subject, including recent climate history, present-day variations and climate prediction, the ways in which ideas of climate change impact on the environment, society and human welfare, and the role of climate science in policy development. Its temporal focus spans the Holocene period through to the year 2100, with particular emphasis on contemporary issues. You are encouraged to interact with the course content through a series of student-led debates.

The course covers the fundamentals of the changing climate, including the Earth’s energy balance, the general circulation of the atmosphere, causes of climate change and variability and the greenhouse effect. You will also learn about research methods, consisting of empirical approaches to climate reconstruction (e.g. tree ring analysis), data preparation and analysis, detection of anthropogenic changes and theoretical or model-based approaches to climate prediction. You will study the evidence and causes of recent climate change with a focus on the period from 1 AD to the present, including the atmospheric build-up of greenhouse gases and its consequences for the behaviour of the Earth system.

The ways in which climate change is understood by societies and how it influences the development of policy and stimulates social action is a key component of the course. This covers the social history of climate change, climate risk perception, climate economics, mitigation and adaptation. This includes an assessment of the Framework Convention of Climate Change, prospects for emissions control at the national and international level, climate geo-politics and equity and reconciling development issues with climate change.

Recent Dissertation Titles

  • Mainstreaming climate change adaptation policies within the National Development Plan in Egypt
  • UK tree phenology and its relationship to climate, past and present
  • Local community responses to climate change in Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • The cement industry and climate change – motivations, drivers and barriers for change

MSc Environmental Assessment and Management

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

There has been a rapid growth in Environmental Assessment (EA) requirements around the world, at both project and strategic levels, which has generated a need for additional personnel. In Europe thousands of environmental assessments are carried out annually, and new legislation has placed obligations on many organisations to carry out strategic environmental assessments of their plans and programmes without the trained personnel to do so.

EA places demands upon those involved in both planning and authorising development proposals. Scientists must use their technical expertise to provide inputs into EAs; lawyers must establish and operate the procedures; developers must formulate their proposals within the legislative framework; agencies must review the adequacy of EAs; and decision makers must learn how to respond to the increased breadth and depth of information on potential impacts.

The focus of environmental assessment has shifted from the project level, where the implications of individual project proposals are assessed, to the strategic level, where the implications of policies, plans and programmes are assessed. Strategic EA Practice varies around the world and at different levels of decision making. Some jurisdictions focus on environmental aspects only, whereas others undertake sustainability appraisal which balances the environmental impacts alongside social and economic (including health) impacts. Whatever the focus, there is a need to establish groundrules for the scope of the assessment, and a need to apply suitable assessment methods to fully understand the potential outcomes of policy, plan or programme development.

To meet the demand for skilled personnel in these areas, this is a vocational course designed to provide a rigorous and professional training in the broad range of skills required. It combines theory, much of which has been developed by internationally renowned staff based in the School, with practice through collaboration with local businesses.

Recent Dissertation Titles

  • Waste management in offices: a case study of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital
  • An evaluation of perceptions of barriers to the utilisation of crop biomass as a source of renewable energy
  • Determining significance in environmental impact assessment: A review of impacts upon the socio-economic and water environments

MSc Environmental Sciences

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January
  • 1º en el Ranking UK for Research Output in Environmental Science

OVERVIEW
MSC ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES INCLUDING PATHWAYS IN SUSTAINABILITY
In addition to our core MSc Environmental Sciences course, we also offer two Environmental Sciences Pathways that place particular focus on the issue of sustainability:

Science, Society and Sustainability
Ecology and Economics for Sustainability
The School of Environmental Sciences boasts leading researchers in the field of environment and sustainability. Their research is interdisciplinary, drawing on expertise in conservation, economics, human geography and political science.

Each Environmental Sciences Pathway incorporates a distinct set of modules that exploits our research strengths and is designed to equip students to deal with the various challenges that sustainability issues present.

View the Pathways profiles using the links above, or read on to find more out about the core MSc.

MSC ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Environmental Sciences is the interdisciplinary study of atmospheric, oceanic, freshwater and terrestrial environments coupled with an understanding of the interactions with human society.

It is the link between the study of natural processes, the effects of climate change and pollution, mismanagement and overexploitation of resources and other anthropogenic processes, and the desire to find ways to solve environmental problems that makes environmental sciences a particularly challenging and rewarding subject in the new millennium.

Training in environmental sciences equips you with useful transferable skills. The ability to collect, analyse, interpret and present often diverse datasets and to use analytical tools such as numerical models and geographic information systems (GIS) provides you with a number of technical and presentational skills that are valuable in the job market. Environmental management decisions are often complex involving an assessment of risk associated with different options and learning how to participate in such decision-making is also a valuable skill.

The MSc in Environmental Sciences will offer you a range of subjects to choose from and a wide array of career options, both in postgraduate research and vocational employment. Our flexible course structure suits both students seeking to gain additional training in environmental sciences and non-environmental science graduates from related areas seeking to widen their environmental knowledge and skills.

A modular structure allows these divergent aims to be met within the same programme. You can choose from several areas of expertise in the School including earth sciences, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, ecology, soil sciences and environmental economics and can integrate your knowledge with practical methods of environmental impact assessment and management.

The course last 46 weeks, beginning at the start of the academic year in mid-September and finishing in mid-August. Approximately two-thirds of the time is devoted to taught courses and the remainder to an original research project. All courses are taught by faculty and research staff in the internationally renowned School of Environmental Sciences and its associated centres, which gives you the opportunity to learn from scientists actively involved in furthering knowledge in environmental sciences.

Recent Dissertation Titles:

Potential impacts of climate change and sea-level rise on recharge and saline intrusion in northeast Norfolk
Application of traditional user’s knowledge to the management of tropical marine fisheries
Economics of forest protected area management in Latin America.

MSc Advanced Practitioner: Emergency Care Practitioner

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

A leading provider of health education

The School of Health Sciences is widely regarded as one of the leading health educators. Our academics are at the forefront of innovative new teaching methods which have been recognised nationally. Our researchers are widely renowned for producing world-class research which underpins all our courses, 92% of our research is world-leading (REF 2014), and our strong partnerships with healthcare providers in the region enable access to first-hand practical experience while working in collaboration with other healthcare students.

When you choose to study the course, you’ll join a community of like-minded health care professionals – all of whom are dedicated to providing the best health care through gaining the best possible education and advancing their careers.

Highlights of the course

  • Flexible approach to learning
  • Increase your general and specific area of practice, theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise
  • Be part of a community of driven, caring health care professionals, researchers and academics
  • Interprofessional learning – learn alongside a range of health care professionals
  • Access cutting-edge facilities across the UEA, and located next to the NNUH and Norwich Research Park
  • Excellent career prospects

Who is this course for?

You’ll be an experienced health professional who is keen to progress your career to become an autonomous advanced level practitioner. You’ll need to be an ambitious, caring professional who is passionate about delivering the highest level of care. You will value a multi-professional and clinical approach, and be keen and capable of taking on the responsibilities and competencies required to function at this level.

MSc Advanced Practitioner: Midwife

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

A leading provider of health education

The School of Health Sciences is widely regarded as one of the leading health educators. Our academics are at the forefront of innovative new teaching methods which have been recognised nationally. Our researchers are widely renowned for producing world-class research which underpins all our courses, 92% of our research is world leading (REF 2014), and our strong partnerships with healthcare providers in the region enable access to first-hand practical experience while working in collaboration with other healthcare students.

When you choose to study the course, you’ll join a community of like-minded health care professionals – all of whom are dedicated to providing the best health care through gaining the best possible education and advancing their careers.

Highlights of the course

  • Flexible approach to learning
  • Increase your general and specific area of practice, theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise
  • Be part of a community of driven, caring health care professionals, researchers and academics
  • Interprofessional learning – learn alongside a range of health care professionals
  • Access cutting-edge facilities across UEA, and located next to the NNUH and Norwich Research Park
  • Excellent career prospects

Who is this course for?

You’ll be an experienced health professional who is keen to progress your career to become an autonomous advanced level practitioner. You’ll need to be an ambitious, caring professional who is passionate about delivering the highest level of care. You will value a multi-professional and clinical approach, and be keen and capable of taking on the responsibilities and competencies required to function at this level.

MSc Advanced Practitioner: Neonatal Nurse

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

A leading provider of health education

The School of Health Sciences is widely regarded as one of the leading health educators. Our academics are at the forefront of innovative new teaching methods which have been recognised nationally. Our researchers are widely renowned for producing world-class research which underpins all our courses, 92% of our research is world leading (REF 2014), and our strong partnerships with healthcare providers in the region enable access to first-hand practical experience while working in collaboration with other healthcare students.

When you choose to study the course, you’ll join a community of like-minded health care professionals – all of whom are dedicated to providing the best health care through gaining the best possible education and advancing their careers.

Highlights of the course

  • Flexible approach to learning
  • Increase your general and specific area of practice, theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise
  • Be part of a community of driven, caring health care professionals, researchers and academics
  • Interprofessional learning – learn alongside a range of health care professionals
  • Access cutting-edge facilities across UEA, and located next to the NNUH and Norwich Research Park
  • Excellent career prospects

Who is this course for?

You’ll be an experienced health professional who is keen to progress your career to become an autonomous advanced level practitioner. You’ll need to be an ambitious, caring professional who is passionate about delivering the highest level of care. You will value a multi-professional and clinical approach, and be keen and capable of taking on the responsibilities and competencies required to function at this level.

MSc Advanced Practitioner: Nurse

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

A leading provider of health education

The School of Health Sciences is widely regarded as one of the leading health educators. Our academics are at the forefront of innovative new teaching methods which have been recognised nationally. Our researchers are widely renowned for producing world-class research which underpins all our courses, 92% of our research is world leading (REF 2014), and our strong partnerships with healthcare providers in the region enable access to first-hand practical experience while working in collaboration with other healthcare students.

When you choose to study the course, you’ll join a community of like-minded health care professionals – all of whom are dedicated to providing the best health care through gaining the best possible education and advancing their careers.

Highlights of the course

  • Flexible approach to learning
  • Increase your general and specific area of practice, theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise
  • Be part of a community of driven, caring health care professionals, researchers and academics
  • Interprofessional learning – learn alongside a range of health care professionals
  • Access cutting-edge facilities across UEA, and located next to the NNUH and Norwich Research Park
  • Excellent career prospects

Who is this course for?

You’ll be an experienced health professional who is keen to progress your career to become an autonomous advanced level practitioner. You’ll need to be an ambitious, caring professional who is passionate about delivering the highest level of care. You will value a multi-professional and clinical approach, and be keen and capable of taking on the responsibilities and competencies required to function at this level.

MSc Advanced Practitioner: Occupational Therapy

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

A leading provider of health education

The School of Health Sciences is widely regarded as one of the leading health educators. Our academics are at the forefront of innovative new teaching methods which have been recognised nationally. Our researchers are widely renowned for producing world-class research which underpins all our courses, 92% of our research is world leading (REF 2014), and our strong partnerships with healthcare providers in the region enable access to first-hand practical experience while working in collaboration with other healthcare students.

When you choose to study the course, you’ll join a community of like-minded health care professionals – all of whom are dedicated to providing the best health care through gaining the best possible education and advancing their careers.

Highlights of the course

  • Flexible approach to learning
  • Increase your general and specific area of practice, theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise
  • Be part of a community of driven, caring health care professionals, researchers and academics
  • Interprofessional learning – learn alongside a range of health care professionals
  • Access cutting-edge facilities across UEA, and located next to the NNUH and Norwich Research Park
  • Excellent career prospects

Who is this course for?

You’ll be an experienced health professional who is keen to progress your career to become an autonomous advanced level practitioner. You’ll need to be an ambitious, caring professional who is passionate about delivering the highest level of care. You will value a multi-professional and clinical approach, and be keen and capable of taking on the responsibilities and competencies required to function at this level.

MSc Advanced Practitioner: Paramedic

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

A leading provider of health education

The School of Health Sciences is widely regarded as one of the leading health educators. Our academics are at the forefront of innovative new teaching methods which have been recognised nationally. Our researchers are widely renowned for producing world-class research which underpins all our courses, 92% of our research is world leading (REF 2014), and our strong partnerships with healthcare providers in the region enable access to first-hand practical experience while working in collaboration with other healthcare students.

When you choose to study the course, you’ll join a community of like-minded health care professionals – all of whom are dedicated to providing the best health care through gaining the best possible education and advancing their careers.

Highlights of the course

  • Flexible approach to learning
  • Increase your general and specific area of practice, theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise
  • Be part of a community of driven, caring health care professionals, researchers and academics
  • Interprofessional learning – learn alongside a range of health care professionals
  • Access cutting-edge facilities across UEA, and located next to the NNUH and Norwich Research Park
  • Excellent career prospects

Who is this course for?

You’ll be an experienced health professional who is keen to progress your career to become an autonomous advanced level practitioner. You’ll need to be an ambitious, caring professional who is passionate about delivering the highest level of care. You will value a multi-professional and clinical approach, and be keen and capable of taking on the responsibilities and competencies required to function at this level.

MSc Advanced Practitioner: Pharmacist

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

A leading provider of health education

The School of Health Sciences is widely regarded as one of the leading health educators. Our academics are at the forefront of innovative new teaching methods which have been recognised nationally. Our researchers are widely renowned for producing world-class research which underpins all our courses, 92% of our research is world leading (REF 2014), and our strong partnerships with healthcare providers in the region enable access to first-hand practical experience while working in collaboration with other healthcare students.

When you choose to study the course, you’ll join a community of like-minded health care professionals – all of whom are dedicated to providing the best health care through gaining the best possible education and advancing their careers.

Highlights of the course

  • Flexible approach to learning
  • Increase your general and specific area of practice, theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise
  • Be part of a community of driven, caring health care professionals, researchers and academics
  • Interprofessional learning – learn alongside a range of health care professionals
  • Access cutting-edge facilities across UEA, and located next to the NNUH and Norwich Research Park
  • Excellent career prospects

Who is this course for?

You’ll be an experienced health professional who is keen to progress your career to become an autonomous advanced level practitioner. You’ll need to be an ambitious, caring professional who is passionate about delivering the highest level of care. You will value a multi-professional and clinical approach, and be keen and capable of taking on the responsibilities and competencies required to function at this level.

MSc Advanced Practitioner: Physiotherapist

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

A leading provider of health education

The School of Health Sciences is widely regarded as one of the leading health educators. Our academics are at the forefront of innovative new teaching methods which have been recognised nationally. Our researchers are widely renowned for producing world-class research which underpins all our courses, 92% of our research is world leading (REF 2014), and our strong partnerships with healthcare providers in the region enable access to first-hand practical experience while working in collaboration with other healthcare students.

When you choose to study the course, you’ll join a community of like-minded health care professionals – all of whom are dedicated to providing the best health care through gaining the best possible education and advancing their careers.

Highlights of the course

  • Flexible approach to learning
  • Increase your general and specific area of practice, theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise
  • Be part of a community of driven, caring health care professionals, researchers and academics
  • Interprofessional learning – learn alongside a range of health care professionals
  • Access cutting-edge facilities across UEA, and located next to the NNUH and Norwich Research Park
  • Excellent career prospects

Who is this course for?

You’ll be an experienced health professional who is keen to progress your career to become an autonomous advanced level practitioner. You’ll need to be an ambitious, caring professional who is passionate about delivering the highest level of care. You will value a multi-professional and clinical approach, and be keen and capable of taking on the responsibilities and competencies required to function at this level.

MSc Clinical Research

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Do you have an enquiring mind and a thirst for knowledge? Develop the skills to conduct critical analysis of evidence by studying clinical research. A qualification in clinical research will give you the tools and skills to realise your own personal and professional goals.

This course is for health professionals looking to develop the skills to conduct critical analysis of the evidence that underpins healthcare. It can be tailored to your own specific needs and interests, ensuring that what you learn is relevant to your career, whichever field you work in.

WHY CHOOSE CLINICAL RESEARCH AT UEA?

  • Inspirational teaching – Students have told us our courses are dynamic and fascinating. That’s because our approach is based on problem-solving, evidence-based learning.
  • Practice opportunities – Placements are diverse and extends across health, social care and education environments. We are very proud of our innovative teaching methods and the passion and dedication of our staff will inspire you to be the best you can be.
  • Supportive culture – Teaching groups are small, which encourages a close-knit student body and a supportive learning culture. You will be assigned your own personal mentor and qualified professional who will be there every step of the way to guide you through the course.
  • Interprofessional learning – You will learn alongside students from other health-related disciplines, exchanging knowledge, practice and ideas.
  • World Class Research – The teaching staff are continually involved in research (92% of our research in the School of Health Sciences is ‘World-Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’, REF 2014) which means you will benefit from their knowledge of the very latest practices and techniques.

PROFESSIONAL AND CAREER IMPACT

You will gain the tools and skills to realise your professional goals and be competent executing in-depth qualitative and quantitative research relevant to your own practice. You will have developed leadership qualities to help you deliver the best and most effective service, whichever field you operate in, and be well placed to develop a successful clinical academic career.

MSc Health Economics

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

If you are a graduate economist or from another relevant disciplinary background (such as health professionals or other quantitative social scientists) and wish to gain a good knowledge and understanding of how economic ideas and principles are relevant to, and applied in, health and healthcare, combined with practical experience of applying health economics techniques, this course is for you.

WHY STUDY HEALTH ECONOMICS AT UEA?

You will gain an appreciation of the links between economic evaluation and economic theory, health services research and decision making. You will also develop practical skills in economic analysis of health problems. You will develop your analytical skills in quantitative research methods as well as your skills of critical appraisal and your ability to apply research results to practice and to health services decision making. The programme is taught from within a research active health economics group. This means you will benefit from access to up-to-date and real-world health economics research experience and have the opportunity to work on active research on your dissertation topic.

WHAT WILL THIS COURSE ENABLE ME TO DO?
This programme provides the analytical tools and practical skills on which to start building a career in health economics. After graduation, you will be a sought-after professional ready to pursue a rewarding career as a health economist in organisations such as central government, NHS Trusts, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), or with the World Health Organisation (WHO). You could also become an analysist in pharmaceutical firms, for example, or you may choose to build upon your postgraduate research and pursue a career in research or academia.

MSc Physician Associate Studies

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
Choose a medical school with a reputation for pioneering teaching and research
Join a medical school ranked 1st in the UK for clinical skills preparedness
Graduate ready to work in any healthcare environment
Benefit from the greater experience, and a fuller understanding of your patients and future employers, that comes from studying at MSc level
Learn to work with other specialists as part of a high-performing clinical team
Enjoy clinical placements that are carefully tailored to be meaningful and rewarding to you, thanks to our strong relationships with local healthcare providers
Our first-class facilities includes the Bob Champion Research and Education Centre and a bespoke Anatomy Suite. We are also located next to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on the Norwich Research Park.
Is this course for me?
If you hold a good honours (2:1 or above) in biological sciences, particularly biomedical or human biology and are considering a career in healthcare this could be the perfect route for you. You’ll be part of an intelligent, hard-working and caring team at UEA. And you’ll progress with excellent career prospects within a local trust where patients are at the heart of what you do.

The Physician Associate – the complete healthcare professional
The Physician Associate is as an indispensible new figure in the structure of UK healthcare. You will support both doctors and patients by providing diagnostic and therapeutic treatment, developing care management strategies, and working with patients’ families.

Being a Physician Associate can mean greater contact time with patients, giving you more responsibility for their experience. Working under supervision of doctors, Physician Associates are present in every aspect of healthcare. At UEA, you will develop the versatility to become the complete healthcare professional.

Your career as a Physician Associate
This course was created as a direct response to new healthcare job opportunities in Norfolk and Suffolk. These opportunities are with local acute hospitals, who have partnered with us to develop the programme including: Ipswich Hospital, James Paget University Hospital, The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn and West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trusts. In other words, the course has been created with your future in mind. Not only this, but the work of Physician Associates is on the increase across the NHS, with recognition from the Royal College of Physicians.

MSc Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 6.100 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
The MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience combines research methods training with in-depth study at the cutting edge of the subject area.

This programme is aimed at high calibre graduates in psychology or related disciplines who are seeking to develop the specific skills in research methodology necessary to study Cognitive Neuroscience. This course delivers the ability to understand normal and abnormal brain function, prepare research proposals, and undertake original research, analysis and synthesis in one of current psychology’s fast-moving and fundamental areas. In the process you will acquire transferable skills in oral and written communication and the management and analysis of complex data sets.

The programme is ideal for those preparing for a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, and will benefit anyone planning a career with a significant research component.

A strength of the programme is the opportunity to experience modern psychological research methods at first hand, including EEG, TMS, virtual reality, and motion and eye-tracking. Specific research skills can also be acquired through bespoke placements. The programme builds to a substantial piece of research supervised by active researchers in the field.

The School of Psychology has enjoyed success in the Research Excellence Framework (2014); all of the research submitted was judged to be of international quality, with over 80% rated as “world leading” or “internationally excellent”. We are ranked in the Top 15 Psychology departments in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2016).

COURSE STRUCTURE
The programme is comprised of the following compulsory modules.

Cognitive Neuroscience
Conceptualising Social Science Research
Research Methods 1: Design and Professional Skills
Research Methods 2: Advanced Methods and Research Placement
Quantitative Research Methods and Statistics
Research Project

MSc Developmental Science

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 6.100 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The MSc in Developmental Psychology combines research methods training with in-depth study at the cutting edge of the subject area.

This programme is aimed at high calibre graduates in psychology or related disciplines who are seeking to develop the specific skills in research methodology necessary to study Developmental Psychology. This course delivers the ability to understand human development, prepare research proposals, and undertake original research, analysis and synthesis in one of current psychology’s fast-moving and fundamental areas. In the process you will acquire transferable skills in oral and written communication and the management and analysis of complex data sets.

The programme is ideal for those preparing for a PhD in Developmental Science, and will benefit anyone planning a career with a significant research component.

A key strength of the programme is the opportunity to experience modern psychological research methods at first hand, and to undertake bespoke placements to acquire skills specific to your research aims.  The programme builds to a substantial piece of research supervised by active researchers in the field.

The School of Psychology has enjoyed success in the Research Excellence Framework (2014); all of the research submitted was judged to be of international quality, with over 80% rated as “world leading” or “internationally excellent”. We are ranked in the Top 15 Psychology departments in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2016).

COURSE STRUCTURE

The programme is comprised of both compulsory and optional modules.

Developmental Psychology
Conceptualising Social Science Research
Research Methods 1: Design and Professional Skills
Research Methods 2: Advanced Methods and Research Placement
Quantitative Research Methods and Statistics OR Qualitative Methods and Analysis
Research Project

MSc Social Psychology

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 6.100 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
The MSc in Social Psychology combines research methods training with in-depth study at the cutting edge of the subject area.

This programme is aimed at high calibre graduates in psychology or related disciplines who are seeking to develop the specific skills in research methodology necessary to study Social Psychology. This course delivers the ability to understand research into social behaviour, prepare research proposals, and undertake original research, analysis and synthesis in one of current psychology’s fast-moving and fundamental areas. In the process you will acquire transferable skills in oral and written communication and the management and analysis of complex data sets.

The programme is ideal for those preparing for a PhD in Social Psychology, and will benefit anyone planning a career with a significant research component.

A key strength of the programme is the opportunity to experience modern psychological research methods at first hand, and to undertake bespoke placements to acquire skills specific to your research aims. The programme builds to a substantial piece of research supervised by active researchers in the field.

The School of Psychology has enjoyed success in the Research Excellence Framework (2014); all of the research submitted was judged to be of international quality, with over 80% rated as “world leading” or “internationally excellent”. We are ranked in the Top 15 Psychology departments in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2016).

COURSE STRUCTURE
The programme is comprised of both compulsory and optional modules.

Current Directions in Social Psychology
Conceptualising Social Science Research
Research Methods 1: Design and Professional Skills
Research Methods 2: Advanced Methods and Research Placement
Quantitative Research Methods and Statistics OR Qualitative Methods and Analysis
Research Project

MA Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 6.100 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
The MA Agriculture and Rural Development offers cutting-edge insights and skills on the linkages between agriculture and rural development. As these topics have moved back to the top of the international development agenda, the Masters provides first-class training on how agriculture can contribute to poverty alleviation and rural development in low income countries.

This Masters is unique for its focus on the dynamic interactions between local livelihoods in rural areas and agriculture understood as a globalised industry. It advances an interdisciplinary perspective on the linkages between global, national and local-level processes shaping agriculture and rural development by integrating knowledge from the social sciences, economics and natural resource studies. The course combines the delivery of theoretical knowledge with empirical insights and case studies grounded in the teaching team’s hands-on experience with agriculture and rural development in a large variety of low income countries.

The Masters provides an overview of agriculture, rural livelihoods and rural policy and politics to strengthen students’ analytical skills and to transfer key professional skills of relevance to work on rural development and agriculture. Lectures, seminars, group work and individual assignment will cover the policies and practices of the major international institutions in rural development, including the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organisation and United Nations Development Programme, just as much as of civil society organisations, such as La Via Campesina and Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement.

Course Profile

Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits:

  • Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits)
  • Examination (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)

Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course.

Professional, Employability and Practical Skills

A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning – in particular essay and dissertation writing – occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided.

 

MSc Climate Change and International Development

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 6.100 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
The MSc Climate Change and International Development degree has been designed to meet the career needs of people working in international development and climate change policy and practice.

The course will cover a range of issues surrounding international and local dimensions, particularly the questions of mitigation and adaptation in resource-poor and vulnerable settings.

In recent years climate change has held a lead position on the international development agenda and world political stage.

Taught by a team of internationally-renowned natural scientists, policy analysts and economists, the Masters course material will draw upon existing and ongoing research and applied work through the School of International Development and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Its interdisciplinary approach ensures that students will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the School of Environmental Sciences through the science-based modules that focus on climate change.

The course will address multiple dimensions of climate change and development: International policy frameworks on climate change; urban climate change governance; adaptation and mitigation choices and pathways; adaptation and national responses; linking climate change mitigation and development; carbon trade, markets and development; climate change and poverty reduction, trade-offs and synergies; local responses to extreme events and disasters; adaptation and mitigation impacts in Africa; and sectoral responses (e.g. water, energy, food and forests).

There may also be the opportunity for some students on this course to participate in a UNFCCC meeting.

Course Profile

Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits:

  • Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits)
  • Examination (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)

Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course.

Professional, Employability and Practical Skills

A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning – in particular essay and dissertation writing – occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided.

MA Conflict, Governance and International Development

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 6.100 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The MA Conflict, Governance and International Development focuses on the political development goals of sustainable peace, “good governance” and stable democracy. Drawing on different theoretical approaches and various empirical examples throughout the degree programme, it asks students to critically assess alternative (and often competing) suggestions for establishing peace and inclusive, durable democracies in developing countries. Key topics in the course include inter aliathe possible definitions, arguable causes and consequences of democracy; the political, social and economic effects of different political institutions; and the (typically contested) origins of violent intrastate conflicts as well as the suggestions that have been made to help overcome them.

The course adopts a unique interdisciplinary approach which is grounded in the acknowledgment that it is extremely difficult to meet international development targets in states experiencing endemic political instability, violent civil conflict, gross human rights abuses and acute crises of governance.

In addition to core modules covering issues of conflict, governance and development perspectives, students also will be able to choose from a range of optional modules covering topics such as e.g. contemporary world development, international economic policy, media and international development, perspectives on globalisation and water security for development.

Course Profile

Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits:

  • Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits)
  • Examination (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)

Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course.

Professional, Employability and Practical Skills

A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning – in particular essay and dissertation writing – occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided.

MSc Development Economics

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 6.100 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
The MSc Development Economics is taught by a team of internationally-respected development economists with a vast amount of experience in the field. Specifically, the use of experimental and behavioural economics puts this group in the forefront of innovative development research internationally. In addition to the global recognition with publication in top academic journals, their research was recognised as internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).

The programme applies rigorous economic analyses to real-world problems, like poverty and underdevelopment, to identify effective policies. International development organisations and agencies (for example, the World Bank, IMF, DFID, Oxfam, Action Aid, WIDER) increasingly recognise that the study of economic development in a world that is experiencing rapid globalisation requires an approach that is analytically rigorous and, at the same time, problem- and policy-oriented. This programme provides a sound foundation in contemporary development economics and is distinct for the following reasons:

It is unique because it integrates methods, research findings and new insights from behavioural and experimental economics. Compared to traditional development economics courses students acquire more subtle understanding of development processes and more realistic policy analyses.
It provides strong links with the MSc in Impact Evaluation taught within the same School; its two core modules may both be taken as optional modules by students on the MSc in Development Economics.
While taught by specialised development economists, the programme is housed in the multi- and inter-disciplinary School of International Development. Students may take up to two out of their six taught modules from a long list of modules taught by political scientists, anthropologists, specialists on natural resource, gender, and education.
The Master’s degree provides excellent employability prospects, with graduates employed in both development and non-development organisations, including international organisations, academia, NGOs, government ministries and the private sector. It also provides a solid master’s training to those who want to pursue their PhD studies in development.

The MSc Development Economics degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time.

Course Profile

Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits:

Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits)
Examination (20 credits)
Dissertation (40 credits)
Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course.

Professional, Employability and Practical Skills

A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning – in particular essay and dissertation writing – occur throughout the year.

MA Education and Development

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 6.100 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The MA Education and Development degree explores ways that education can contribute to the development process, both theoretically and empirically, from a variety of perspectives – including human rights, social and human development, and human capital.

The course enables students to understand current debates, and their implications for national and international education strategies. In doing so it locates educational debates within a wider development perspective.

Topics in the core modules include current challenges of education and development, including linguistic and cultural diversity, the education of nomads and other migratory groups, and responses to conflict, HIV/Aids and child-labour. The programme also examines international and national policies and practices, with the aim of providing students with the capacity to contribute to appropriate policy design for educational development.

Course Profile

Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits:

  • Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits)
  • Examination (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)

Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course.

Professional, Employability and Practical Skills

A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning – in particular essay and dissertation writing – occur throughout the year.

MSc Environment and International Development

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 6.100 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

This MSc Environment and International Development degree will appeal to natural resource specialists and agriculturalists, as well as those from a social science background who work or are interested in and wish to study development issues, sustainability and the environment.

Interest in the global environment and development has never been so intense. Environmental issues and problems have long been on local and national agendas, but increasingly over the last thirty years, on international agendas too. All environmental issues derive from natural processes, but at the same time are social and political, and it is this unique interdisciplinary approach which drives the MSc Environment and International Development.

The interaction between environment and development is studied through analysing policy processes at local, national and international levels, as played out by a large cast of actors: policy makers, politicians, business administrators, rural and urban resource users. We use a wide range of critical and constructive skills, analytical techniques and contextual knowledge to advance our understanding of these processes. A main focus of the degree is on the political ecology approach to understanding debates and policy processes underpinning responses to environmental and natural resource problems.

Course Profile

Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits:

  • Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits)
  • Examination (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)

Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course.

Professional, Employability and Practical Skills

A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning – in particular essay and dissertation writing – occur throughout the year.

MA Gender Analysis in International Development

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 6.100 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The MA Gender Analysis in International Development degree incorporates a number of topics including concepts used in gender analysis of development, social justice, gender and power, poverty and inequality, and gendered approaches to social and human development such as capabilities, social exclusion and human rights, and violence, religion and identities.

We offer a broad training integrating theory and development policy experience which is both sectoral (eg education; land and property; credit and finance; rural livelihoods; sustainable development, environment and conservation; HIV/AIDS) and cross cutting, (eg migration, and male gender identities and masculinities in development).

This Masters has been taught in the School since 1990, when we judged there to be a need for people with an advanced social science expertise in gender analysis to contribute to development policy formulation, practical development activities and development education and research. The intervening years have certainly shown this to be the case. Our graduates are employed in the World Bank, the UK DFID, and other bilateral aid agencies, and in large international NGOs like Oxfam as well as in developing country government departments and as academics.

Students on the course will study both the theory and practice of gender in development, to provide the skills and knowledge needed to work in an advisory capacity for organisations concerned with integrating gender awareness into their programmes and policies. The course emphasises the development of research techniques and methods that are essential not only for further academic research, but also in practical development work and policy formulation, such as gender planning, and  gender policy approaches such as mainstreaming.

Course Profile

Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits:

  • Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits)
  • Examination (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)

Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course.

Professional, Employability and Practical Skills

A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning – in particular essay and dissertation writing – occur throughout the year.

MA Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Development

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 6.100 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The MA Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Development degree integrates different disciplinary perspectives to analyse the key debates on the economic, political, social and environmental dimensions of globalisation. Postgraduate students with an interest in global issues will be provided with the tools to critically analyse the process of globalisation and its impact on international development.

The process of globalisation is central to an understanding of the contemporary world. The nature of the process and its implications for international development are hotly debated:

  • Is globalisation leading to increasing international inequality and poverty or does the expansion of international trade in goods and services provide new opportunities for developing countries?
  • How can we make sense of emergent trends such as fair trade, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and sustainable consumption?
  • What is the changing role of the state, the private sector, cities and civil society in delivering public goods in an increasingly interconnected world?
  • Does globalisation call for a radical overhaul of existing international, national and local institutions?
  • Why is it so difficult to solve global environmental problems such as climate change?

This Masters will consider not only the process of globalisation but also the counter-tendencies and resistance to globalisation and how these are played out in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Course Profile

Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits:

  • Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits)
  • Examination (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)

Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course.

Professional, Employability and Practical Skills

A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning – in particular essay and dissertation writing – occur throughout the year.

MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 6.100 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
Impact evaluation has become an important tool in development policy making. Multilateral and bilateral donor agencies and developing country governments are now widely committed to funding and utilising high quality impact evaluation evidence.

The MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development degree offers familiarisation with and skills in the basics of modern evidence-based policy-making and impact evaluation, including the contexts and practices of evaluation, research design and data production for evaluation, and basic and more advanced methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis. Teaching materials are drawn from the development literature and iconic impact evaluation case studies.

The course has been designed for students who are interested in designing and implementing development projects and programmes and/or in researching development effectiveness, and who need to develop and enhance their skills for undertaking high-quality rigorous impact evaluations.

This Masters programme:

combines theory and practice through its two specialist modules
helps students to acquire analytical skills that are important beyond impact evaluation
is situated in the School of International Development (DEV) which has world-class reputation for research in international development
allows for a unique range of choice and specialisation, with students able to choose module options both from within DEV and from other departments at UEA
Lecturers who teach on this course have wide practical experience in Impact Evaluation. Many of them are International Development Economists
Course Profile

At the heart of this Masters programme are two unique modules. Welfare and Evaluation in Development provides students with theoretical frameworks for evidence-based policy and a critical understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to impact evaluation and development. It reviews approaches to wellbeing and their practical application in terms of evaluating the effect of development interventions. It exposes students to cost-benefit analysis and considers policy and evaluation in practice looking at a range of sectors and contexts.

The module Applied Methods in Impact Evaluation provides students with a good basic knowledge of applied methods of impact evaluation that allows them to carry out high quality impact evaluations. For that purpose, it provides a comprehensive overview of the most important methods of impact evaluation. It provides instruction in and hands on experiences of the main quantitative and qualitative impact evaluation methods, through linked lectures and (computer) workshop/seminars.

MA International Development

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 6.100 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
The MA International Development degree* offers advanced cross-disciplinary training in development history, theory, research methods, and practical applications in a wide range of topics and geographical regions. The programme is driven by our practical engagements with development as much as by theory.

This Masters course will be attractive to graduates from a wide range of academic backgrounds who are interested in understanding development. It will also satisfy professionals working in national and international NGOs, government departments, and other development activists, seeking social science perspectives on their work. Many of our graduates go on to pursue higher research while others obtain successful entries into careers in international development, civil service and the media among others.

The last thirty years have seen major changes in our understanding of social and economic change, transition and development. These are complex processes requiring considerable attention to the specifics of local situations and circumstances. They are also processes which are situated in a system of global interconnections and influences. Because of this tension between the global and the local, they require subtle understanding of the interplay of social, cultural, political and economic variables. These involve various actors and agents including states, international organisations (UN, FAO, WHO, ILO, IFAD, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNRISD, WIDER, WFP), the multilateral and bilateral aid agencies (World Bank, DFID, SIDA), NGOs (Oxfam, Action Aid, Transparency International, and others), social movements (World Economic Forum, World Summit on Social Development) and the private sector in any particular context. The course curriculum includes an intensive treatment of all these issues.

Course Profile
Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits:

  • Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits)
  • Examination (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)

Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course.

Professional, Employability and Practical Skills

A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning – in particular essay and dissertation writing – occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. In 2013-14 our MA International Development students have been offered the opportunity to attend a practical workshop in community development via a field trip to Great Yarmouth, as well as interact with Plan International, an international development NGO, at its London headquarters during an intensive briefing session.

MA International Social Development

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 6.100 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The MA International Social Development degree combines social theory and analysis with more practical and policy-focused approaches. Students learn concepts to analyse social development and social change; and will often apply this analysis to development interventions and practice.

Key themes of this Masters include vulnerability and social exclusion, poverty, gender relations, social policy and social protection. We pay particular attention to issues such as social equality, education, migration, health provision and policy, the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the role of civil society.

In the last two decades it has become apparent that ‘development’ goes far beyond economic growth and encompasses broader human and social dimensions. The emerging paradigm is now influencing the agendas of major international development agencies, including the World Bank, UNDP, the EU, and the UK Department for International Development (DFID), as well as other bilateral donors.

This Masters programme:

  • combines theory and practice through its two specialist modules
  • helps students to acquire analytical skills that are important for research and practice
  • is situated in the School of International Development (DEV) which has world-class reputation for research in international development
  • allows for a unique range of choice and specialisation, with students able to choose module options both from within DEV and from other departments at UEA
  • Lecturers who teach on this course have wide practical experience in social analysis and social development.

 

Course structure

At the heart of this Masters programme are two unique core modules.  Social Analysis for International Development provides understanding of key concepts from social theory and how these are applied to social development policy and practice, such as micro-finance interventions.  Concepts of power, gender, inequality and agency are applied to key development issues such as poverty, vulnerability, migration and the livelihoods of the urban poor. The module provides understanding and skills to undertake social analysis of development policy and interventions.

The module Gender Diversity and Social Development explores relations between social development, public policy and various forms of diversity and difference, including gender, race, ethnicity, age and disability. It has both a practical and theoretical orientation, and will help you analyse social change and diversity at the local, national and international levels. You will explore a range of different approaches for addressing diversity and difference, including affirmative action, mainstreaming, targeting and rights-based approaches.

In addition to the two core modules, you choose whether to focus on health-related issues in international development, in Health and Development, or Education Policy and Practice in Development.

 

Professional, Employability and Practical Skills

A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning – in particular essay and dissertation writing – occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. Please click to access further information about the Skills Training and Development Practice programme.

 

International Development Research Groups

Research in the School of International Development addresses contemporary challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches.

MA Media and International Development

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 6.100 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
“A well organised and well taught course which is… acting as a model for other courses being developed in the field.”

– Professor Colin Sparks, former external examiner.

The MA Media and International Development degree is a unique and innovative Masters programme which addresses current theories, practice and research surrounding the relationship between media and development.

This Masters programme;

combines theory and practice through its two specialist media and development modules.
gives students the opportunity to either write a dissertation in the summer term or take a work-experience module.
is embedded in the local community, with strong links to a number of local NGOs and media organisations.
is connected with the Public Media Alliance, the largest global association of public broadcasters, who are based within the School and provide teaching and resources.
has, in recent years, included seminars, lectures and workshops from Intermedia, The Guardian, Mediae, World View, One World Media, the International Broadcasting Trust, Health Images, BBC Media Action and academics from the London School of Economics, the University of Westminster and City University.
contains an optional five-day practical training course entitled, Film-making for Development, run by Postcode Films
is situated in the School of International Development (DEV) which has a world-class reputation for research in development studies.
allows for a unique range of choice and specialisation, with students able to choose module options from within DEV and from other departments at UEA.
Course structure
At the heart of this Masters programme are two unique modules. Media and international development is a theory module which provides students with theoretical frameworks for critically understanding the broad range of issues relevant to the relationship between media and development. It addresses the fields of development communication, media development and media representations of development as well as considering the relevance of media to conflict and environmental change and the importance of social media. This is one of the most popular modules in the School.

The module Media and Development in Practice provides students with the opportunity to work with one of a range of clients to design, implement and evaluate a media and development related project in the local community. Recent clients have included DFID, Water Aid, Future Radio, BBC Radio Norfolk, NEAD, Content Consultants and YourWorldView. Students also use this opportunity to reflect upon their own professional practice and on the role of media in development. More information about this module.

As an alternative to writing a conventional dissertation, students have the opportunity to do a work experience placement relevant to media and development. In the past, students on this course have secured internships and work placements at various organisations including the UN, Inter Press Service, UNESCO, UNRISD, the BBC, the Overseas Development Institute, BBC Media Action, Save the Children and Video Volunteers. Please note – students are responsible for securing their own placements (although support is given) and eligibility criteria apply.

Careers and employability
Graduates from this Masters programme have gone on to work in a range of fields including humanitarian communication, NGO communications, development journalism, media development, journalism and academia. Recent examples include:

Assistant Communication Officer, UNICEF, Kenya.
Communications Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation Bureau, Japan.
Design, Marketing and Communications officer, TACT Fostering and Adoption, UK.
Editorial Assistant, Institute of Development Studies, UK.
Freelance Communications Consultant, UK.
Head of Marketing and Communications, British Council, Bangladesh.
Marketing Communications Associate, HOPE International, USA.
Marketing Coordinator, Inter Press Service, Uruguay.
Media and Communications Coordinator, Oxfam, Malawi.
Media Program Coordinator, Open Society Foundation, UK.
Media Team Leader, Greenpeace Southeast Asia, Thailand.
National News Editor, Diligent Media Corporation, India.
PhD student.
Project Co-ordinator, Video Volunteers, India.
Project Director, Nab’Ubomi Development Project, South Africa.
Project Officer, CreditEase, China.
Public Information Officer, United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission, DR Congo.

MSc Water Security and International Development

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 6.100 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
The MSc Water Security and International Development degree interprets ‘water security’ in its broad political ecology and political economy sense. We believe that the hydrological cycle is intimately connected to critical global policy concerns: climate change, food trade and food security, energy security – and in turn to the international cooperation that affects human, community, regional and state security.

Inextricably linked to people’s welfare and livelihoods in non-industrialised contexts, water is a resource of fundamental importance to environment and development concerns. This Master’s programme will critically reflect on the practical and theoretical facets of ‘water security’, with a view to develop a better foundation upon which to achieve developmental and environmental objectives. We will provide the latest interdisciplinary theory and tools necessary to rise to the challenges and students will graduate with the knowledge and tools to be able to understand and audit the water security of a system of interest; be it nation, region, company, sector, scheme or household.

The MSc Water Security and International Development degree will be offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time.

Applicants for this degree are encouraged to apply as soon as possible in order to secure their place. Please contact the Course Director, Dr Mark Zeitoun if you would like to discuss your application before it is submitted.

Who is the Course for?

This unique degree seeks to prepare graduates to engage with and contribute to societal responses to critical global water policy issues, encapsulated in part by Professor John Beddington’s (UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser) 2009 analysis identifying the ‘Perfect Storm’ arising from the ‘surge in demand for food, water and energy over the next two decades… all intimately connected’. The School is world-renowned for its interdisciplinary and rigorous approach to subject-area teaching within a wider pedagogic framework of development and environmental studies. The students will benefit from our specialist knowledge in the social and biophysical aspects of water resources, including excellent networking and fieldword opportunities.

The course is relevant for those who have recently completed undergraduate study as well as those who have already worked in the field of development. It does not require specialised prior study although students will benefit from an environmental Bachelors degree such as geology, geography or environmental sciences. People with other backgrounds oriented towards the environment, for instance in political sciences, sociology or law, or with practice experience in development work, are also strongly encouraged to apply. The course aims to prepare students for employment in a wide range of areas, including non-governmental organisations (NGOs), government aid agencies, and multilaterial organisations.

Course Profile

Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits:

Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits)
Examination (20 credits)
Dissertation (40 credits)
The Compulsory modules include:

Water Security – Theory and Concepts (Autumn semester – 20 credits)
Water Security – Tools and Policy (Spring semester – 20 credits)
Students will be able to choose from a range of Optional modules. Recommended modules include:

Understanding Global Environmental Change
Catchment Water Resource Management
Political Ecology of Environment and Development
Climate Change Policy for Development
Globalised Agriculture and Food Systems
Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course.

Professional, Employability and Practical Skills

A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning – in particular essay and dissertation writing – occur throughout the year.

MA Adult Literacy and Learning for Global Change

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.515 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The MA Adult Literacy and Learning for Global Change is designed for those working in adult education and basic literacy – whether in policy, planning and evaluation roles or as teachers, NGO activists and literacy facilitators. Whilst many of our students will be working in countries of the global South, in Asia, Africa and South America, the course is also appropriate for those in the UK, US or Europe who are interested in developing a new perspective on their work. If you have a real interest in the field of adult literacy and lifelong learning, even if you have not had much first-hand experience, we can consider your application.

Although approaches to adult literacy teaching and learning and curriculum development will be explored – including functional literacy, REFLECT and Freire – you should be aware that this is not a hands-on ‘teacher training’ course. This course will however provide you with critical insights and research skills for taking forward and developing innovative adult literacy and lifelong learning programmes, or for doing doctoral level research in this area.

This course provides:

  • an excellent base for a career in adult literacy and development, with non-governmental organisations, international development agencies or national Governments
  • a unique introduction to researching adult literacy and development, combining in-depth understanding of literacy theory and research methodology with practical experience of conducting literacy research
  • individualised  support from internationally recognised researchers in this field, with access to a wide range of materials and literacy networks in developing countries.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

You will follow a core programme introducing the changing theoretical understanding and policy approaches in the areas of adult literacy, international development and lifelong learning. In parallel, you will choose specialist topics relevant to your own needs and interests through designing their own individual research project. You will receive one-to-one supervision for this element of the course. Those coming from professional roles in adult literacy, lifelong learning and development programmes will have the opportunity to work on a dissertation which contributes to their organisation’s work and enhances their professional development.

There are three specialist modules on the topic of adult literacy, lifelong learning and international development, which aim to introduce the changing theoretical concepts and policy approaches within the fields of adult literacy and lifelong learning, provide an understanding of how adult education policy and programmes relate to international development policy objectives and explore the relationship between adult literacy/numeracy, lifelong learning and social change (including gender relations). The specialist modules are led by Prof. Anna Robinson-Pant and Prof. Alan Rogers, both leading researchers in the field of adult literacy and development. Details of these modules can be found on the Course Profile tab.

The course also consists of a module on educational research methods and on approaches to critical reading. These provide an introduction to the tools and theoretical frameworks for conducting your own literacy research study, which forms the basis of your dissertation. All students should also choose an additional optional module from a range of subjects available on the other full-time Masters courses in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning (including MA Education: Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment or from the MA Mathematics Education or a specialist module on quantitative research methods) or a module from within Language and Communication Studies or the School of International Development. Specialist sessions and tailor-made support with academic writing are also offered to all students.

 

MA Mathematics Education

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.515 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
The MA Mathematics Education degree is one year full-time degree intended for mathematics graduates with an interest in education, practising mathematics teachers, mathematics teacher educators and other educational professionals. Teaching experience is welcome but so are applications from those just beginning or considering a career in mathematics education. The course is designed to allow a useful interchange of ideas between those with significant teaching experience.

The course introduces the study of mathematics education as an academic discipline and will acquaint you with elements from psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and history of mathematics that influence mathematics education research. Training will be provided in the methodology of educational research and you will have the opportunity to pursue an individual specialist topic within mathematics education under the supervision of a member of the Research in Mathematics Education Group (RME).

The course consists of taught modules and a dissertation. The three mathematics education modules will provide a broad introduction to the study of mathematics education as an academic discipline. The research methods and critical reading modules introduce methods used in educational research and provide opportunities for you to work on specialist topics within mathematics education. You will also have the opportunity to complete an extended piece of research-based study in mathematics education in the form of a dissertation. There is also the choice of an optional module, which includes a module on quantitative research methods in education. For further detail of the modules on offer, please see the Course Profile tab.

THE MATHEMATICS EDUCATION GROUP (RME)
Established in 2003, the RME Group at the University of East Anglia is a growing and vibrant community of researchers in mathematics education with a variety of research interests which range across the educational levels (primary, secondary and tertiary), as well as across educational research methods.

Our work has been supported by funders such as the ESRC, the Nuffield Foundation, the Higher Education Academy, the Learning and Teaching Support Network, the Training and Development Agency for Schools, the Social Sciences and the Humanities Research Council of Canada. Our collaborations, both in teaching exchanges and research, with several EU countries have been supported by the Erasmus, Socrates and Comenius programmes.

Much of our research is conducted in close collaboration with UEA’s School of Mathematics and group members currently hold collaborations with mathematics education researchers from across the UK and overseas (e.g. Brazil, Canada, Greece and Israel). The work of the Research in Mathematics Education (RME) group spans across several areas of mathematics education research. We particularly focus on: teaching and learning of mathematics at the post-compulsory level (upper secondary and university mathematics); assessment practices in higher education mathematics; social, emotional and cognitive aspects of students’ engagement in the secondary mathematics classroom; secondary mathematics teachers’ pedagogical and epistemological beliefs; mathematics in the primary years; the use of educational technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics.

MA in Education: Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.515 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The MA Education: Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment is a one year full-time programme for those with a broad professional interest in all sectors of education.

The course will help you achieve a critically reflective but practical understanding of current issues and debates about pedagogy and learning within and beyond specific subjects, key educational trends and policies in the UK and globally, and educational research.

Distinctive features of the course are its international dimension – in terms of perspectives and student recruitment – and a strong focus on the latest thinking and research in education.

The programme draws on a long-standing innovative research culture in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning and on its excellence in professional education and training.

AIMS

The MA Education is intended:

  • to be a capacity-building programme that offers exposure to a range of experiences and ideas about teacher training and educational systems.
  • to develop knowledge and understanding of international literature and the research base relevant to: teacher development, teacher education, curriculum development, educational reform, issues of educational policy and implementation.
  • to offer teacher trainers access to a range of alternative methods, ideas and experiences in aspects of teacher training and educational systems.
  • to develop subject knowledge within a context of models of teaching, learning and pedagogical practices.
  • to enable teachers to extract examples of best practice which they will be able to use to inform the development of local needs within their own particular contexts.
  • to develop understanding and experience of a range of research methodologies, techniques and skills, so that research processes and products are seen as integral to notions of professional development.
  • to develop analytical and critically reflective skills.

MA Social Work

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 5.200 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
We aim to ensure that our students understand the theoretical foundations of social work, rooted in psychology and sociology; that they understand the social policy and legal context, especially the statutory provisions regarding child care, mental health and adult care; and that they are skilled in working with individuals, families, groups, fellow social workers and other professionals.

By the end of this programme you will have acquired the knowledge and skills to start work as a confident and competent ‘beginning social worker’.

Practice Placements

Placement learning is central to social work education. Students on the MA Social Work will spend approximately 170 days in practice-based learning, with placements undertaken with at least two different service user groups. We stress the role of personal tutors who will take an active interest in your development. Whilst on placement, you will work closely with a qualified ‘practice educator’, who will guide and assess your practice. University tutors maintain close links with students, and there are regular ‘call back’ days, when students return to the University to work on the links between theory and practice.

Centre for Research on the Child and Family

Students undertaking the MA Social Work degree also benefit from close collaboration with research conducted by the Centre for Research on Children and Families – one of the University’s Research Centres working at the forefront of policy debates in social policy. The Centre’s research spans the full range of issues facing contemporary policy makers and practitioners working with and for children and their families. Watch Gillian Schofield, Head of School, present at UEA Court 2015.

We continue to produce rigorous, high-quality and timely research evidence, informing the complex policy and practice decisions which have to be made on a daily basis. Our ultimate ambition is that this evidence is used to improve the well-being of children and families in their diverse communities and service user environments.

MA Creative Entrepreneurship

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The course is interdisciplinary and is designed for those who wish to work in the exciting and fulfilling world of creative sector. This includes those who want to make a creative contribution to society, whose aims and objectives are not primarily focused on commercial outcomes — visual artists, creative writers, musicians, performing or digital artists and recent arts graduates seeking to work in the context of cultural provision.

You will benefit from specialist visiting speakers who will help you to support the aspirations and individual needs of each year`s students. You will learn the key professional skills and the applications required to sustain contemporary creative practice including, basic financial management, copyright and intellectual property, communications and the marketing of your work, digital technology and social media. You will develop skills for accessing resources and funding from public, private and charitable organisations and create a five-year Arts Plan to help you establish a strategy to allow you to navigate towards your future aims and objectives.

What skills will I learn?

A full range of key skills to advance your creative practice; This includes financial management, legal copyright, self-employment, communications, digital technology and social media plus assess to resources via fundraising and explore new routes to your target market with your personal opportunities to develop your creative work.

What are the career opportunities?

Students from the UK, USA, China, Russia and the Far East have achieved success by forming theatre companies, publishing creative writing, exhibitions in London and Norwich, appearance in West End performances, producing street art and environmental projects, recorded albums of their own songs, performed poetry slams, created films and videos, run festivals and workshops, launched pop up creative enterprises and `on line` creative ventures.

Course Content and Structure

This programmes with 20 specialist visitors is flexible and responsive to your needs. Seminars are given by publishers, agents, collectors, curators, concert promoters and festival directors with individual contributions by successful entrepreneurial artists, composers, writers and prominent cultural leaders.

Taught sessions are held two days per week to enable students to continue their creative practice. The course comprises four taught modules and a dissertation or creative equivalent.

MA Public Policy and Public Management

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

You can choose to focus on one of three pathways: Public Policy and the Environment; International Public Policy; and Regulation and Competition.

Focus on Public Policy and the Environment and you will look at how the main theories, models, and concepts in public policy are applied, comparing environment policy with social policy and policy in other areas. This is complemented with modules examining decision making about the environment more widely, including individual and cultural framings and values, and societal changes.

Focus on International Public Policy and you will consider the impact of international organisations, including the EU, on national governments, and develop an advanced understanding of the main theories applied in the study of public policy and public management.

Focus on Regulation and Competition and you will build upon a political science understanding of public policy and public management and examine regulation, competition, international institutions and the legal aspects of the subject.

WHY STUDY PUBLIC POLICY AT UEA?

This flexible and cross-disciplinary MA will appeal to a wide range of students: those with social science undergraduate degrees (in politics or a related subject, economics, law, business studies, or international relations for example) looking to specialise; environmental studies or geography graduates interested in wider applications of their subject knowledge; practitioners of all types interested in a deeper understanding of the processes they deal with every day; and those interested in enhancing their influence over decision-making processes.

Our School has world-leading expertise in research and teaching of public policy, international politics, media and society, and social and political theory. You will also have the chance to be taught by academics from the Schools of Law, Environmental Sciences and International Development.

We pride ourselves on our high quality research-led teaching, which means that your lecturers will lead you to the most up-to-date, cutting edge information on your subject of study.  A rich programme of research seminars, visiting speakers, panel debates and high profile public events also contribute to making UEA a stimulating environment to study in. Our postgraduate community includes students from across the globe which adds many different perspectives on the subjects studied.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The MA lasts twelve months for full-time students and two years for those studying part-time. You will have classes during the first two semesters and then over the summer you will work on your dissertation which is handed in at the start of September.  Many MA modules use small group seminar teaching, which encourages individual students to communicate and inspire others with their own unique insights.

ASSESSMENT

You’ll be assessed in part on the basis of work you do on your modules across the year, and in part on the basis of a dissertation that you hand in at the end of the year. We use a range of assessment methods across our modules, but you can expect to be assessed on the basis of essays, literature reviews, and project reports that you write. Your dissertation will be a longer piece of work on a topic of your choice.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

The MA will help you develop many transferable skills important for your career. The ability to think critically, and to constructively and sensitively question ‘received wisdom’, is an enormously important skill for any profession.  To help develop this, many skills will be honed, including debating, giving oral presentations, team work, project work, critical analysis and synthesis of arguments, independent research, writing, time management, working under time constraints, ability to communicate clearly to a variety of audiences, and ability to apply theory to real world cases.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course provides a wide range of career opportunities with enough choice to allow either specialism in one element, or a wider focus.  Recent graduates from our MA programmes have taken up jobs in a wide variety of roles, including: business executive, policy analyst, consultant, subject specialist, lobbyist, advisor, NGO staff, civil servant, and university or research institute researcher, via pursuing a PhD.

MA Broadcast Journalism: Theory and Practice

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

This MA degree is designed to give students both core practical and theoretical skills and understanding in the field of journalism and electronic communications – equipping you for work within the communications industries, or a related career.  As well as gaining practical broadcast and journalistic skills, you will develop the ability to reflect critically on the nature and limitations of news coverage.

You will practice interviewing, reporting, video and radio production and learn how to produce and structure news stories for broadcast and online dissemination. Every year, students have the opportunity to join a number of visits, including political and media institutions locally, in London, and in Northern Europe, working with partner academic institutions in Belgium. The course has a close working relationship with BBC Voices, a community production unit based in Norwich, which gives many students an opportunity to work on video production with BBC producers. Practical aspects of the course are taught by experienced broadcast journalists.

COURSE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

The course is made up of a number of core modules which run throughout the year. These are ‘Broadcast Journalism’, ‘Contemporary Journalism, Ethics and Practice’, and either ‘Essential Public Affairs and Law for Journalists’ (recommended for students envisaging a Journalism career in the UK) or ‘Media and Society’ (recommended for students envisaging a career elsewhere).

All students will complete a ‘Dissertation by Practice’, which is a production of a substantial work of video or radio journalism.

There is one other optional module, selected to reflect the individual student’s interests.

Broadcast Journalism

This module will provide you with a thorough overview of all aspects of broadcast journalism including journalism skills – reporting and editorial – as well as technical elements of television and radio news production such as audio recording and editing, camera operation, sound, video editing, studio practice and production. You will be expected to generate your own stories, and to go out into the local community to research and produce them. We work with local media to arrange work experience placements and other production opportunities.  

Final assessment for this module includes observation of students during an extended session working as a professional journalists from the department’s own electronic newsroom in the centre of Norwich.

Contemporary Journalism, Ethics and Practice

This module will enable students to develop reporting and writing skills while developing their appreciation of a proper ethical framework for journalism. Students will look at how newsrooms are run, the reporter’s working day, and how stories are found and developed.

This module looks at changes within the industry. It will also give you further practical experience of the issues and techniques of journalism, particularly as they relate to developing content for online news and information sites.

Essential Law and Public Affairs for Journalists

Students will learn how law and legal process impact upon newsgathering and publication for audio and audio-visual media. They will be made aware that legal precedents established in online practice (now a core element of multi-platform journalism) are gaining more widespread application.

Teaching will survey the judicial system of England and Wales and a journalist’s rights and responsibilities within it. Public Affairs covers principal elements of the UK political system, including the electoral process, the roles of elected members of local authorities, British and European parliaments; the role of civil servants, politicians, political parties, government communication techniques, contemporary political issues and government finance.

Students shall be given opportunity to practice the rights, responsibilities, and techniques of journalists in relation to the British system. Students will be helped to develop a critical understanding and familiarity with current affairs, particularly in relation to the reporting of issues such as national identity, citizenship, cultural diversity, and the role of the media in such matters.

Media and Society

This module is designed to provide all students studying media related postgraduate degrees with a broad, current and inter-disciplinary understanding of the media today. The guiding philosophy informing this module is the belief that in order properly to understand the media, it is essential to have a wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary understanding of the modern media. This means understanding the legal, economic and political dimensions of media, as well as understanding its cultural role and its role in the wider global order.

Media and Society looks at the structure of the media industry today. It analyses how media content is constructed, what factors and influences shape it and how it may be controlled and even censored. You will come to understand how the media work today and how they may work in the future.

Dissertation by Practice

The dissertation by practice is an opportunity for you to produce a video or radio project which is both a substantial piece of journalism, and a demonstration of your broadcast production skills. You will also reflect on the development and practical execution of your project. The subject and format of your practice-based dissertation will be agreed in discussions with your supervisor. Modern digital video, audio and editing equipment will be available to you for this project.

MA International Relations

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

You will take the core module, International Relations Theory, in the first semester, and then you can choose from a number of options depending on your interests. For example, you may wish to specialise in Europe, in which case you could take European Union: Power, Politics and Policy; and the EU and the World. On the other hand, you may want a more global perspective and then you might take American Foreign Policy; Foreign Relations of China and Japan; and BRICS: Emerging Powers in Global Politics. Other options include International Security; International Organisations; and War Games. You can also select modules from other sectors and Schools within the University which are of interest and fall within the general parameters of the discipline.

The MA lasts twelve months for full-time students. You will have lectures, seminars and workshops during the first two semesters and then over the summer you will work on your dissertation which is submitted at the beginning of September.

DISSERTATION

The dissertation is a most important part of your MA. You choose your own topic and have an individual supervisor who gives advice on all aspects of writing and researching a dissertation. We also organise a Postgraduate Day in the spring when you will have the opportunity to discuss your dissertation with staff and fellow students.

BRUSSELS TRIP

We organise a trip to Brussels every year for our MA students. The trip includes three or more nights in a city centre hotel at a heavily subsidised rate. We visit the EU and NATO and there are opportunities to ask officials and military people questions about their work. We also meet graduates from UEA who are now working in or near Brussels.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PROGRAMME

Our International Studies Programme involves studies in a number of locations in continental Europe with visits most years to Paris, Brussels, Kortrijk in Flanders, and Geneva. The Programme includes study and discussion with academics, politicians and officials as well as visits to international organisations, including EU and  NATO institutions, and non-governmental bodies and Think Tanks, such as the European Institute for Asian Studies, ICRC, WHO, UNESCO, etc. Students taking part are awarded a certificate for successfully completing the Programme.

UEA BRUSSELS

We have an office in Brussels in association with the East of England European Partnership.  The office provides a base for our teaching and employability activities and as a PPL postgraduate student you can use the facilities to carry out research and write your dissertation.

CAREERS

We think this MA will give you a significant step up in getting a good job after graduation. An understanding of international affairs is increasingly important in all kinds of career, whilst our new International Studies Programme, alongside a number of other initiatives, will provide you with vital employability skills and many social networking opportunities. The School collaborates closely with the UEA Careers Office, which can give you advice on all aspects of graduate employment as well as help you arrange internships and work placements.

Recent graduates from our MA programmes have taken up jobs in business, teaching, research, journalism, and many international organisations, including the UN, EU and NATO.

MA Politics

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

This MA is designed for students who want a general introduction to Politics rather than specialisation in one particular field. It is ideal for those students who may have graduated in another subject but wish to secure a grounding in Politics. However, anyone with a degree in Politics can usefully broaden and deepen their knowledge of political science by taking this programme. Non-graduates with suitable qualifications and relevant governmental or political experience, who wish to stand back from everyday concerns in order to secure an academic perspective, may also be eligible for admission, subject to their basic educational qualifications.

WHY STUDY POLITICS AT UEA?

As a School, we pride ourselves on providing top quality teaching. Independent monitors have given us top marks for our teaching and we have consistently scored highly in student surveys too. We offer research-led teaching which means that your lecturers will be able to give the most up-to-date, cutting edge information on your subject of study. We think you will find it a stimulating environment to study. Many students come from Britain, of course, but others come from all over the world. It will only help in your studies to meet and learn from people from all sorts of different cultures.

COURSES, CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

The MA lasts twelve months for full-time students and two years for those studying part-time. You will have seminars and lectures during the first two semesters and then over the summer you will work on your dissertation which is handed in at the start of September.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Over the course of the MA, you will develop a variety of transferable skills. These include debating, giving oral presentations, team work, project work and essay writing. All students also take a module called Methods of Social Enquiry which is specifically designed to help you improve your research skills. This will enable you to write a better dissertation, but it will also be useful if you decide to take up a career in research.

DISSERTATION

The dissertation is a very important part of the MA. Students choose their own topic and are allocated an individual supervisor who gives advice on all aspects of writing and researching a dissertation. We also organise a Postgraduate Day when all postgraduates, including MA and PhD students, meet together and discuss their research. There is a session set aside for MA students to discuss their dissertation proposals. A guest speaker also gives a talk on the subject of his or her research and there is still time to socialise over a free buffet lunch.

COURSE ASSESSMENTS

Assessment is based on a mix of dissertation, essays, research papers and performance in seminars.

CAREERS

It is difficult at the moment to find good jobs, but it is always good to have an extra qualification, and an MA is a good way of making yourself look a bit different from the rest. The career centre at the University is an excellent resource, and it helps us put on special days for students studying Politics when people working in the field come and discuss their jobs and how they got into them. Recent graduates from our MA programmes have taken up jobs in a wide variety of fields, including: business, teaching, research, journalism, the UN and many other international organisations.

MA International Security

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

This course will help you to develop a range of valuable transferable skills, particularly if you are seeking a professional career in international security, whether as a policy analyst, journalist or researcher. The degree will also appeal if you are intending to pursue postgraduate research in international security and international relations.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The first compulsory module, International Relations Theory, is central to all our international politics MA degrees and provides an essential grounding in International Relations theory. It provides a current and inter-disciplinary understanding of international politics and does not require previous knowledge of theory.

The second compulsory module, International Security, examines the study of security in the international system, through its roots in Cold War strategic studies to the development of the more broadly focused field of security studies today. The module critically analyses contemporary security issues and provides a sound theoretical base for considering practical issues of security, including new wars, intervention and terrorism.

The final compulsory taught module, War Games, introduces students to some of the major issues and ideas concerning diplomacy and military strategy in International Relations. You will learn about the theoretical and practical challenges concerning strategic relations between states, developing a more nuanced understanding of war and peace in international politics.

You will also have the opportunity to choose three optional modules, open to all MA International Relations students.

The remaining core component of the course is the Dissertation module. You are required to write a dissertation on an agreed topic with a specialist supervisor. This module develops the skills required in conducting independent research and you will gain valuable experience in producing lengthy pieces of research on topics of your own choice.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is a mixture of the more traditional academic approach of essays and projects – alongside course tests and reflective reports. All modules will seek to improve your engagement and encourage independent learning.

The majority of teaching relies on lectures and seminars, but will utilise, where appropriate, films and scenarios in order to explore different ideas and examples, both thematically and empirically.

BRUSSELS TRIP

We organise a trip to Brussels every year for our MA students. The trip includes three or more nights in a city centre hotel at a heavily subsidised rate. We visit the EU and NATO and there are opportunities to ask officials and military people questions about their work. We also meet graduates from UEA who are now working in or near Brussels.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PROGRAMME

Our International Studies Programme involves studies in a number of locations in continental Europe with visits most years to Paris, Brussels, Kortrijk in Flanders, and Geneva. The Programme includes study and discussion with academics, politicians and officials as well as visits to international organisations, including the EU and NATO institutions, and non-governmental bodies and Think Tanks, such as the European Institute for Asian studies, ICRC, WHO, UNESCO, etc.

Students taking part are awarded a certificate for successfully completing the programme.

UEA BRUSSELS

We have an office in Brussels in association with the East of England European Partnership.  The office provides a base for our teaching and employability activities and as a PPL postgraduate student you can use the facilities to carry out research and write your dissertation.

MA Media and Cultural Politics

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

This MA reflects an important and developing area in the social sciences, the impact of which can be detected in the rise of identity politics and the new social movements, as well as in the emergence of an alternative, broader conception of politics, one that does not refer only to formal political agencies, but to the private realm and to cultural life more generally. The impact of cultural politics is apparent in the rise of nationalism, the politics of multiculturalism and the importance attached to media. It can also be witnessed in the debate about, and response to, globalisation.

WHY STUDY THE MEDIA AND CULTURAL POLITICS AT UEA?

This MA is different because it offers a genuinely inter-disciplinary approach to the study of cultural politics, building on the common interests of political scientists, philosophers, economists, literary theorists, historians as well as experts in media and cultural studies. The MA will give you the opportunity to analyse the changing politics of contemporary culture and communication, and to reflect on their effect on the conduct and character of social practice.

COURSES, CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

The MA lasts twelve months for full-time students and two years for those studying part-time. You will have seminars and lectures during the first two semesters and then over the summer you will work on your dissertation which is handed in at the start of September.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Over the course of the MA, you will develop a variety of transferable skills. These include debating, giving oral presentations, team work, project work and essay writing. All students also take a module called Methods of Social Enquiry which is specifically designed to help you improve your research skills. This will enable you to write a better dissertation, but it will also be useful if you decide to take up a career in research.

DISSERTATION

The dissertation is a very important part of the MA. Students choose their own topic and are allocated an individual supervisor who gives advice on all aspects of writing and researching a dissertation. We also organise a Postgraduate Day when all MA students meet together to discuss their research.

COURSE ASSESSMENTS

Assessment is based on a mix of dissertation, essays, research papers and performance in seminars.

 

BRUSSELS TRIP

Most years, a trip to Belgium organised for MA students. The trip lasts four to five days, during  which we visit regional organisations, and meet with journalists and other media specialists, and you will be able to develop your media skills.

PRACTICAL MEDIA

We have recently introduced a new module, called Practical Media, which is designed to give you an opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art TV studio in Norwich. It is a chance to get advice from professionals and to take part in the production of a TV news programme.

CAREERS

The career centre at the University is an excellent resource, and it helps us put on special days for students studying our degrees in media, culture and politics. People working in the field come to the university and discuss their jobs and how they got into them. Recent graduates from our MA programmes have taken up jobs in a wide variety of fields, including: business, teaching, research, and journalism, as well as working for national and international organisations.

MA Media, Culture and Society

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

This MA provides students with an opportunity to study contemporary media from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Its distinctive approach is best revealed in the compulsory module which brings together key aspects of modern media. It looks at the role of media in global citizenship, at media law and economics, and at different media systems. This module provides a foundation to explore in more detail a number of related issues on the rest of the course.

WHY STUDY MEDIA, CULTURE AND SOCIETY AT UEA?

Launched in 2008-2009 this highly popular Masters degree draws on the University’s international reputation for teaching in media and culture. The MA is fully interdisciplinary and you will be taught by experts in media law, economics, political communication, social media and identity politics.

COURSES, CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

The MA lasts twelve months for full-time students and two years for those studying part-time. You will have seminars and lectures during the first two semesters and then over the summer you will work on your dissertation which is handed in at the start of September.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Over the course of the MA, you will develop a variety of transferable skills. These include debating, giving oral presentations, team work, project work and essay writing. Students also receive training in research skills. This will enable you to write a better dissertation; it will also be useful if you decide to take up a career in research.

DISSERTATION

The dissertation is a very important part of the MA. Students choose their own topic and are allocated an individual supervisor who gives advice on all aspects of writing and researching a dissertation. We also organise a Postgraduate Day when all MA students meet together and discuss their research. There is a session set aside when MA students have a chance to discuss their dissertation proposals.

COURSE ASSESSMENTS

Assessment is based on a mix of dissertation, essays, research papers and performance in seminars.

BRUSSELS TRIP

Most years, a trip to Belgium is organised for MA students. The trip includes two or three nights in a hotel, and the opportunity to meet journalists and other media specialists living in Brussels and to develop your media skills.

PRACTICAL MEDIA

We offer a module called Practical Media, which is designed to give you an opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art TV studio in Norwich. It is a chance to get advice from professionals and to take part in the production of a TV news programme.

CAREERS

The career centre at the University is an excellent resource, and it helps us put on special days for students studying our degrees in media, culture and politics. People working in the field come to the university and discuss their jobs and how they got into them. Recent graduates from our MA programmes have taken up jobs in a wide variety of fields, including: business, teaching, research, and journalism, as well as working for the UN and many other international organisations.

MA Global Intercultural Communication

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso:
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Globalisation has led to the ever-greater centrality of knowledge and information. The increased contact between different linguistic communities, through migration, tourism, education, and information and media flows requires increasing numbers of experts in intercultural communication. As language and cultural exchanges become ever more frequent and diverse, and the media that carry these exchanges proliferate, so does our need to comprehend the nature of intercultural communication and how it may best be used and promoted.

As a graduate of this MA programme you will bring added value to your chosen profession if you already have a study background in a vocational subject such as business, development studies, education, hospitality and tourism, law, management, marketing, psychology, or medicine, for example, or a less vocational degree background in English, history, geography, media, or politics.

As a cultural resource the linguistic forms available within a language, and the patterns of linguistic use by its speakers give expression to that culture’s worldview, socio-cultural norms and values. As a cultural practice the very act of linguistic communication is used to both create and sustain our sense of personal, cultural and national identity. To further the study of these cultural patterns, the programme makes use of a variety of different analytic approaches ranging from discourse analysis and anthropological linguistics to semiotics and cross-cultural pragmatics.

We welcome students from across the globe and this makes seminars particularly engaging for staff and students alike as we all learn a great deal about each other’s languages and cultures.Our students also have a wide range of first degree backgrounds. We do not assume pre-existing knowledge and introduce you to all these approaches.

The course runs for one year on a full-time basis and for two years on a part-time basis. You will take a combination of compulsory and optional modules, to build a solid foundation in the discipline and then specialise in areas that particularly interest you.

Final Dissertation

The final compulsory element is a dissertation on a subject chosen by students in consultation with members of academic staff. Work on the dissertation starts at the end of the spring semester for submission at the beginning of September.

You will also benefit from a programme of academic and research skills sessions throughout the year to help you make the most of your studies here at UEA and prepare you for your subsequent career.

Transferable Skills

Students who successfully complete the MA will have developed to a high level their awareness and understanding of global intercultural communication in the context of globalisation. You will have become familiar with different approaches to these issues, and gained the ability to assess these approaches critically and to evaluate their usefulness to their own needs and circumstances.

The programme will provide a suitable foundation for further postgraduate studies at MPhil and PhD level.

Resources

The James Platt Centre houses a media library, a state-of-the-art digitised Sanako language laboratory and interpreting suite including high-spec professional interpreter training facilities, a large multi-media self-access resources room, including computer-assisted translation, and professional subtitling software (SDL Trados and MultiTerm 2014, MemoQ, WINcaps). These materials complement the excellent holdings of the UEA library. High quality IT facilities are available throughout the University.

COURSE MODULES

In your first semester, you will take these compulsory modules:

  • Language, Culture and Thought
  • The Power of Discourse
  • New Media and Society

In your second semester, you can specialize by selecting three modules from the following range that usually includes:

  • Intercultural Communication in Practice
  • Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Intercultural Communication
  • Language Issues in a Global Multilingual Context
  • Politics and Media
  • Forensic Linguistics and Translation
  • Multiculturalism

Assessment is on the basis of coursework.

MA Museum Studies

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Art History and World Art Studies runs one of the longest-established programmes in Museum Studies in the UK. The course combines the cutting-edge research and curatorial experience of our academic staff with the professional resources and experience of the SCVA. It also draws on resources in London and in the region, notably the Norfolk Museums Service, and incorporates a number of museum visits and expert speakers. Students undertake a year-long work placement in tandem with their degree.

A maximum intake of 12 students per year means that the course is student-centred and offers intensive preparation for either a career in the museum profession or a higher research degree in museum studies. Students gain an understanding of the history and theory behind museums plus hands-on training in all aspects of museum work – conservation and curation; education and outreach; exhibition design and visitor services; and governance, legal frameworks, marketing and development. Employability is central to the programme, with exposure to a wide range of career options and contact with professionals from across the sector.

The MA is available full-time. Throughout the degree, students spend one to two days a week on a tailored, individual placement with a local museum. The taught components of the course bring together in-depth historical and theoretical approaches to museums with practice-based modules addressing the public role of the museum, collections management and interpretation, with an emphasis on topical issues and responsive engagement.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The taught element of the master’s degree includes a compulsory module on the history and theory of museums in the autumn semester and practice-based training in the curation of collections in the spring. Students also undertake two interconnected autumn and spring modules on professional practice, which include museum visits with privileged access and regular lectures by leading professionals. These modules are taken together with the cohort of students on the MA in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies, offering a lively and supportive peer learning environment. Previous guest speakers have hailed from institutions as diverse as the British Museum, the Houses of Parliament, the National Trust and Tate Britain, as well as from private businesses serving the museum and heritage sector.

In addition to the taught modules, students on the Museum Studies degree complete two individual forms of assessment: a substantial management plan or project report based on their work placement (due in May), and a dissertation of 12,000 words (due in September). Working closely with a supervisor, students choose a dissertation topic that combines their academic and museological interests.

MA Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

This MA course combines the theory and practice of managing cultural heritage (including townscapes and landscapes, historic buildings, archaeological sites). The MA is tailored to respond to the local and international need for qualified, responsible and adaptable cultural heritage professionals with highly developed conceptual and analytical skills.  The course may also be taken as preparation for more advanced research into the global and local problems and issues surrounding the management of the cultural heritage.

The course is available both full-time and part-time. It is structured so as to explore the essentially interdisciplinary nature of cultural heritage and its management. The taught components of the course include aspects of archaeology, architecture, art history, conservation, cultural resource management, heritage management, museum studies and other related fields such as development studies and environmental studies.

Under the supervision of the course director, teaching is undertaken by a unique constellation of highly qualified and experienced researchers, lecturers and active heritage professionals. Specially invited professionals from regional, national and international heritage organisations also contribute.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The taught part of the course includes the compulsory modules: ‘Critical Perspectives in Cultural Heritage’, ‘Interpretation and Participation’, ‘World Heritage’,and ‘At Close Quarters: The English Country House and its Collections’. The modules include field trips.

Students also gain heritage management experience by undertaking a two- to three-week work placement with an appropriate heritage organisation. The work placement is to be arranged by the student, but our staff will be able to assist in finding an appropriate heritage organisation. Students on this course have worked in a great variety of heritage organisations. On the basis of their placement, students are expected to write an 8,000-word management plan. The plan focuses on one heritage location, monument or group of objects, chosen by the student from those under the care of the placement host organisation and in consultation with that organisation and the course organisers. Finally, students prepare an independently researched dissertation of 12,000 words, which allows students to work intensively on a topic of their choice.

MA History of Art

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW
The MA in History of Art offers study in an exceptionally wide range of artistic cultures, periods and forms including the arts of Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and from antiquity to the present day. Teaching takes place in small groups, with regular opportunities for individual supervision.

Students study a range of compulsory modules and in addition receive guidance on the methodological and historiographic aspects of advanced study in the History of Art. Students also write a dissertation of 12,000 words, which allows them to focus on a topic of their choice and can draw on the expertise of our staff members for guidance in the research and writing of their dissertations. The MA can be taken in one year, or part-time, over two years.

The degree develops critical skills in research, analytical thinking and communication, and prepares students for either a higher research degree or a career in the visual arts sector. As a member of the Sainsbury Institute for Art, Art History and World Art Studies at UEA offers students an extraordinary range of academic resources and researchers.

COURSE STRUCTURE
Teaching takes place in small groups, with regular opportunities for individual supervision. During the late spring and summer, you will write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, in consultation with a supervisor.

THE INSPIRING ENVIRONMENT OF ART HISTORY AND WORLD ART STUDIES
We encourage innovative lines of inquiry both within the discipline of art history and also by moving across and beyond disciplinary boundaries. 79% of research in Art History and World Art Studies was rated 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a major Government analysis released today. Additionally, the impact of the research was rated the 2nd highest in the UK for Art History in the Times Higher Education REF2014 rankings.Depth and breadth of expertise expose students to different strands of critical thinking about the place of art in the world.

Exposure to Cutting-Edge Research

The Sainsbury Institute for Art’s commitment to the study of the arts across the world has contributed to its reputation for high-quality research by individual staff members and by teams. Collaborative projects include exhibitions at the Norwich Castle Museum, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, the British Museum, and other major national and international museums and art galleries. Students are encouraged to participate in these projects and the Institute’s research culture more generally. Students and academic staff come together for weekly seminars, in which invited speakers discuss their latest research. Weekly postgraduate seminars provide a supportive and friendly forum for the presentation of student research, and an opportunity to try out ideas and conference presentations. With computers and other IT facilities in dedicated postgraduate areas, students are provided with an ideal and welcoming environment in which to develop their expertise, specialist skills and research projects.

Research Skills, Analytical and Critical Capacities

The MA in the History of Art exposes students to critical theories and methods developed in different disciplines for the visual, historical and contextual analysis of art. The degree actively encourages students to evaluate critical approaches through class discussion, presentations and written research assignments. Students are equipped with the art-historical skills expected of curators, professional art writers, auction house experts, and entrants to PhD programmes in the History of Art and other humanities disciplines.

Fieldwork Opportunities

Depending on your choice of modules, there will be occasions to see works of art and architecture in locales that range from Sutton Hoo in Suffolk and the country house in Norfolk, to Rome and Bologna in Italy. Whenever possible, students are also provided with opportunities to handle archaeological objects and historical manuscripts, to conduct on-site research in West Africa, and to visit the wealth of artworks and historic buildings in East Anglia (including its many country houses, its uniquely rich medieval heritage and the significant collection of Old Master, British and modern art held by the Norwich Castle Museum).

to analyse built structures, both ruined and standing
to examine manuscripts so as to understand their makeup and production
to relate artefacts of all kind to existing documentation
to place art and architecture in its historical and cultural context
to outline the development of art and architecture in East Anglia (and beyond) in the period 1100-1550
to understand the nature of the major institutions involved in art patronage.

MA The Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The one-year course provides students with detailed knowledge of the visual arts, contemporary and historical, of the three geographical areas (Africa, Oceania and the Americas). It also highlights the methodological and theoretical issues involved in their analysis and display, both in their original contexts and in the contexts of museums and exhibitions.

Consideration of this material occurs at the interface of anthropology, art history, archaeology and museology. The MA course is therefore essentially cross-disciplinary to frame regional developments and important shared themes (e.g., traditions in art and architecture, making, ritual, social/power relations, colonialism, contemporary arts). Throughout the programme, there is a strong emphasis on comparison and examination of current theory, while highlighting the complexity of each area.

The flexible range of topics for essays and the dissertation, and a research tutorial option, allows the course to be tailored to a student’s interests. Thus someone wishing to focus, for example, on the anthropology of art, archaeology, or Mesoamerica can weight the course in that direction by selecting essay subjects in that area. Working closely with academic staff, the dissertation (max. 15,000 words) also allows students to study intensively a topic of their choice, possibly as a precursor to doctoral research. Places on the course are restricted to a maximum of eight, allowing an unusually high degree of regular individual supervision and small-group tuition.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The programme consists of three taught regional units (30 credits each), tuition leading up to a timed essay (10 credits) and the dissertation (80 credits). A student wishing to conduct advanced pre-PhD study can substitute one of the regional units with a research tutorial option (30 credits), on a specific theme approved by staff.

Taught units

Over the fall and spring terms, academic staff present a series of weekly lecture-discussions. The sessions, besides providing students with a survey of each area’s visual arts, also introduce the main methodological and theoretical issues raised in the area literature, and develop the background against which coursework by students will be delivered. For each of the three units, the student produces two essays: a research seminar and a gallery talk (on a Sainsbury Collection object). Practical instruction is provided in presentation and teaching techniques, so that students become experienced in presenting written and visual material to an academic audience.

Series on museums and material culture

In addition to the regional units, the MA course also provides instruction on diverse topics broadly centred on material culture and museums: display(s), anthropology of art, style, value systems, looting and cultural property, the history of collections, authenticity, the art market, and the Sainsbury Collection. These directions are enhanced by guided visits to museums (e.g., London, Paris, Cambridge, Oxford) and, where feasible, to temporary displays and auctions of ethnographic materials. These sessions culminate with a timed essay assessment but they are also to help develop other work (essays, dissertation).

Supplementary sessions

Strong emphasis is placed on the development of skills and training through special interactive sessions on: research techniques, library use, bibliographic research, object handling and conservation, computing, work presentation, editing, design and other professional matters. In addition, students are encouraged to attend lectures and seminars, in programmes organised by Art History and World Art Studies, SRU and the Sainsbury Centre.

MA Film Studies

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Our MA in Film Studies is one of the longest-established and most prestigious postgraduate degrees of its kind in the UK, drawing on the expertise of staff whose research has been assessed as ‘world-leading’.

This carefully-tailored degree programme enables students to explore the history, political significance and aesthetic qualities of a global range of cinema. It caters both to those who have previously studied media as well as those who are newer to the subject area.

Our research specialisms in gender studies and film, British cinema, genre, and audience studies, are reflected in the modules we offer.

Our thriving postgraduate community benefits from regular conferences on campus, use of the East Anglian Film Archive, as well as workshops from visiting media professionals. Graduates from our MA programmes frequently progress to PhD study and have gone on to rewarding careers in various fields including archiving, academia, journalism, and in the film and television industries.

COURSE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

The MA in Film Studies is taught as either a one-year full-time course or a two-year part-time course.

The MA in Film Studies offers students the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading researchers about specialist topics from feminist film and television studies through to transnational and British cinema.

The degree is structured to ensure that the compulsory modules provide students with advanced understanding of cultural contexts in which films are made, distributed and consumed around the world. Modules are normally taught through seminars and screenings.

INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISION / FINAL DISSERTATION

In the Dissertation module, students pursue an area of specialist study investigating a particular academic methodology or topic (e.g. feminist film production, genre, authorship, national cinema studies). Each student will be assigned a member of staff as a supervisor to advise them on the research and writing up of this dissertation.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

There is no written examination for any of the Film Studies MA courses. Assessment is on the basis of coursework: such as essays and seminar papers, presentation reports, reflective learning journals, and the final dissertation.

MA Film, Television and Creative Practice

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Our MA Film, Television and Creative Practice degree enables students to combine development of their creative skills in film and television production with a grounding in historical and theoretical approaches to the two media, all taught by staff with academic expertise and extensive industry experience.

Core modules on studying media, creativity and developing ideas, and video production are accompanied by a range of options covering areas such as television and reality, blockbuster cinema, and Asian film culture. All students work towards a dissertation-by-practice, an audio-visual project combining your intellectual and theoretical knowledge with your practical skills, supervised by a faculty member.

Our thriving postgraduate community benefits from regular conferences and events on campus, as well as workshops from visiting media professionals. Graduates from our MA programmes have gone on to rewarding careers in various fields, including in the film and television industries.

COURSE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

The MA in Film, Television and Creative Practice is taught as either a one-year full-time course or a two-year part-time course.

The MA in Film, Television and Creative Practices offers students the opportunity to refine their existing critical academic and practical production skills through a series of compulsory modules in Semester 1, followed by optional modules in Semester 2.

In Semester 1, students learn about the methods and theories commonly used to study media topics, and additionally they learn about the scholarly approaches to studying television’s connections to documentary and realism. In addition, students learn about the processes involved in pitching ideas to industry.

In the second semester, students also take a compulsory module on video production. They then choose two further theory-based modules from a selection that includes topics like blockbuster films and Asian cinema.

INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISION / FINAL DISSERTATION

All students also undertake a Dissertation-by-practice, in which students formulate an academic question which they seek to answer using their production and research skills (e.g. making documentaries on an academic topic). Each student will be assigned a member of staff as a supervisor to advise them on the research, production and writing up of this dissertation.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Assessment is on the basis of coursework and projects: such as essays and seminar papers, presentation reports, reflective learning journals, video production, and the final dissertation.

MA Early Modern History

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

WHY STUDY EARLY MODERN HISTORY AT UEA?

Our MA specialism in Early Modern history offers an original and in-depth examination of power, ideology, culture and social change between 1500 and 1750. Our training provides students with all the skills needed to work as an early modern historian, including palaeography (reading sixteenth- and seventeenth-century handwriting), using manuscripts and other primary sources, conceptualizing research topics, and writing up the results with emphasis on correct referencing and bibliographical conventions. Guidance will also be given on how to present research findings orally.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE

Society, Politics and Culture in Early Modern World (50 credits)

Over the course of two semesters, students will consider how historians’ approach to the study of early modern world has evolved.  Seminars will encourage students to consider how the current state of the field relates to their own research by examining themes of social, intellectual and cultural history alongside the religious and the political.  The course seeks to emphasise the varied nature of sources available for the study of early modern history by introducing students to a range of primary material, including non-written evidence.

Different members of staff will present an aspect of their own research and encourage discussion and debate. Students’ own research skills will be developed through seminars and practical workshops in order to prepare them successfully for the planning and writing of their own dissertation.

English Paleography (10 credits)

This module runs in the Autumn Semester. An essential component for any student intending to use early modern manuscripts, covering handwriting of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Any student also needing to learn Latin paleography may, by arrangement, sit in on the medievalists’ class.

Historical Research Skills (20 credits)

Over the year, students will be trained in the practice of being a professional historian in our Historical Research Skills seminars and workshops. Practical employability skills and professional development will be emphasized throughout the year. Seminars and workshops are facilitated by academics in the School of History who are specialists in a particular theoretical approach or research method. This module helps to develop students’ key transferable skills in identifying, using and interpreting different forms of data and in the oral and written presentation of research. Topics include: using state archives; biography as history; approaches to studying everyday lives; how to write conference papers; academic publishing; and writing grant and PhD applications.

Specialist Tutorials (20 credits)

Our Specialist Tutorials give students the opportunity to choose one topic from a wide array of options relating to the Early Modern period so that they can develop a clear postgraduate historical expertise. Students will work closely in tutorial sessions over the academic year with an active researcher in their chosen field. Students will work with secondary and/or primary source material to gain a strong grounding in the major historiographical questions of the research area. This will give them the historiographical knowledge to produce new, original historical research. The range of tutorial options will vary each year, reflecting the availability and expertise of specific teaching staff. Topics may include: The Atlantic World; A History of Gender, 1500-1900; A History of Emotion; The Political History of the Early Modern Period; Religion in the Early Modern Period; and Urban History.

The Dissertation (80 credits)

The culmination of our programme is the Dissertation in History. With guidance and support, you will pursue an independent piece of historical research of your own devising. The MA Dissertation is undertaken mainly in the second half of the degree and supervised by one or more members of the School.

MA Landscape History

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

WHY STUDY LANDSCAPE HISTORY AT UEA?

The English landscape has been described as ‘the richest historical record we possess’ and this programme focuses both on the skills of ‘reading the landscape’ and also the practical and theoretical issues involved in the study of the countryside.

The key theme of the course is the relationship between human beings and the natural environment from prehistory to the present day. The importance of landscape history is not something that is confined to the academic seminar room, however, as an understanding of the historic environment has relevance to the heritage industry, conservation agencies, local government and archaeological management.

The MA offers an intensive and practical preparation for those wishing to undertake further post-graduate study in landscape history, but also for those who wish to enter a profession for which knowledge of the historic environment is desirable.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE

Past Environments: Theory and Practice in Landscape History (50 credits)

Our core module meets as a seminar once per week throughout the academic year. It revolves around four major themes:

  • What is Landscape History? explores the ways in which landscape history is practiced and its relationship with other disciplines.
  • Landscape and the Environment discusses the history and archaeology of various manmade and semi-natural environments (such as wood pasture, heaths and moors) and introduces ideas of historical ecology and what is sometimes, mistakenly, called ‘environmental determinism’.
  • Society and Landscape is more concerned with human agency in the landscape and the more obvious signs of manipulation of the countryside. It discusses ideas concerning landscape design, enclosure and the impact of modernity.
  • Regions and Regionality takes a slightly different approach and examines patterns of regionality in the landscape. Why do regions exist? Are they created by social and economic behaviour that reflects different regional identities or more the product of later ‘attrition’?

Geographical Systems for Landscape History (30 credits)

This module involves a week-long intensive practical training programme intended to give students the ability to use GIS in their dissertation research. This module is tailored with landscape historians in mind and with an emphasis on the specific analytical operations which students are likely to find useful.

Sources for Landscape History (10 credits) and English Palaeography (10 credits)

Skills training for independent research in Landscape History is also provided with two popular semester-long modules. Sources for Landscape History runs in the autumn semester: this module offers training in where to find historical and archaeological information, introducing students to a wide range of source material for the study of Landscape History. English Palaeography runs in the spring semester and provides training in reading historical maps and cartographic sources.

MA Dissertation in History (80 credits)

The Dissertation Module is very much the centrepiece of the course and allows students to focus on a particular place of interest or a specific research question. Given the range of expertise within the School, supervision can be provided for most dissertation topics. Recent dissertations have covered: The Landscapes of Medieval Monasteries, Medieval Hunting Landscapes, The Archaeology of Ancient Woods, Regional Patterns of Enclosure, Landscape Characterisation and Second World War Coastal Defence. A substantial number of MA Dissertations have formed the basis for published articles.

COURSE TUTORS AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr Rob Liddiard – medieval history and archaeology of secular and ecclesiastical landscapes; vernacular landscape; parks and hunting; tenurial geography.
Dr Tom Williamson – all aspects of English landscape; designed landscapes, esp. eighteenth- and nineteenth-century parks and gardens; landscape archaeology.

MA Medieval History

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

WHY STUDY MEDIEVAL HISTORY AT UEA?

The MA specialism in Medieval History is intended to equip those who take it with a deepened understanding of the European Middle Ages. It also teaches the skills with which to explore this vast and significant period.

The programme comprises lectures, seminars and taught classes that will introduce students to a series of key concepts: the relation between medieval Europe and the classical past, Latin and vernacular languages, sainthood and medieval politics, economics and society, the Bible interpreted as a political manifesto, the records of royal government, the rise of the bureaucratic state, kingship both in ideal and reality, and many more such themes.

Much of this is taught with a particular focus upon the relations between Britain and Europe in the period 900-1400AD, drawing upon the unrivalled expertise of the course tutors: Professors Church, Rawcliffe and Vincent and Drs Doherty, Licence and O’Connor make up one of the best teams of medieval scholars available anywhere in the UK.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE

The MA specialism in Medieval History is a one-year full-time programme or a two-year part-time programme. It provides students with the skills and knowledge to undertake independent research at an advanced level. In the first instance, students practice these skills on the dissertation, but the course is also designed to prepare students for doctoral study, should this prove desirable and feasible.

Training is given in Latin and Latin palaeography over the course of two semesters. The 60-credit core module, England and the Continent in the High Middle Ages, also runs over two semesters. In this module the following themes and topics may be covered, according to the needs and interests of participants: Society, 970-1066; Domesday Book; Letter Collections; Historical Writing; Charters; the Royal Household; Royal Record Keeping; Urban Communities 1200-1500; Rural Communities 1200-1500; Monasticism; the Church; Canon Law; Magna Carta.

Teaching is carried out mainly in a weekly seminar, preparation for which is a requirement of the course. Students are assessed through coursework and the dissertation.

MA Modern British History

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

WHY STUDY MODERN BRITISH HISTORY AT UEA?

UEA”s School of History was rated third after Cambridge and Oxford in research intensity. The MA specialism in Modern History gives students the opportunity to work with one of the largest groups of modern historians in the United Kingdom. Distinct areas of specialisation include the history of Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries; the history of nationalism in modern Europe; the social, cultural and political history of modern Britain; and international diplomatic history.

There is ample scope to pursue comparative approaches, for instance around themes of nationalism and national identity, collective memory, gender, political mobilisation, violence and genocide.

This MA programme aims to equip students with the advanced skills and intensive subject knowledge they need to proceed to further research in the academic world, or to enter other fields such as government, the publishing sector, law and journalism.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE

This MA programme, which can be taken either as a one-year full-time programme or a two-year part-time degree, aims to equip students with the advanced skills and intensive subject knowledge they need to proceed to further research in the academic world, or to enter other fields such as government, the publishing sector, law and journalism.

MODULE OPTIONS (60 CREDITS)

Nationalism and Violence in the 20th-century. This innovative module approaches the turbulent history of the twentieth century from a transnational and comparative perspective. Students will engage with a broad variety of topics, including violence against civilians in times of war, racially motivated genocide, wars of national liberation and decolonisation, as well as questions of memory and representation.

The Making of Modern Britain, 1851-1951. This module runs weekly over the course of two semesters. It will enable you to examine a tumultuous period in which Britain was transformed, both at home and in its worldwide role. In the mid-nineteenth century it had become the global hegemon, buoyed by industrial revolution and drawing on British power overseas. By the late nineteenth century, it was already being challenged; two cataclysmic world wars left its power draining away. Or did it? Alternating between Britain within its borders and its role beyond them, this module will allow you to explore a range of topics, questions and approaches to illuminate the period. The module is team-taught by our eight modern British historians, who will draw upon primary material from their own research as the basis for seminar discussion, while the topics of your written work will be defined by you.

HISTORICAL RESEARCH SKILLS (20 CREDITS)

Over the year, students will be trained in the practice of being a professional historian in our Historical Research Skills seminars and workshops. Practical employability skills and professional development will be emphasized throughout the year. Seminars and workshops are facilitated by academics in the School of History who are specialists in a particular theoretical approach or research method. This module helps to develop students’ key transferable skills in identifying, using and interpreting different forms of data and in the oral and written presentation of research. Topics include: using state archives; biography as history; approaches to studying everyday lives; how to write conference papers; academic publishing; and writing grant and PhD applications.

SPECIALIST TUTORIALS (20 CREDITS)

Our Specialist Tutorials give students the opportunity to choose one topic from a wide array of options relating to the Early Modern period so that they can develop a clear postgraduate historical expertise. Students will work closely in tutorial sessions over the academic year with an active researcher in their chosen field. Students will work with secondary and/or primary source material to gain a strong grounding in the major historiographical questions of the research area. This will give them the historiographical knowledge to produce new, original historical research. The range of tutorial options will vary each year, reflecting the availability and expertise of specific teaching staff. Topics may include: refugees in modern Europe; urban history; gender; sport and nation in the twentieth century; the French Revolution; the decline of the British Empire; Communism in Europe.

THE DISSERTATION (80 CREDITS)

The culmination of our programme is the Dissertation in History. With guidance and support, you will pursue an independent piece of historical research of your own devising. The MA Dissertation is undertaken mainly in the second half of the degree and supervised by one or more members of the School.

MA Modern European History

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

WHY STUDY MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY AT UEA?

UEA’s School of History was rated third after Cambridge and Oxford in research intensity. The MA specialism in Modern History gives students the opportunity to work with one of the largest groups of modern historians in the United Kingdom. Distinct areas of specialisation include the history of Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries; the history of nationalism in modern Europe; the social, cultural and political history of modern Britain; and international diplomatic history.

There is ample scope to pursue comparative approaches, for instance around themes of nationalism and national identity, collective memory, gender, political mobilisation, violence and genocide.

This MA programme aims to equip students with the advanced skills and intensive subject knowledge they need to proceed to further research in the academic world, or to enter other fields such as government, the publishing sector, law and journalism.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE

This MA programme, which can be taken either as a one-year full-time programme or a two-year part-time degree, aims to equip students with the advanced skills and intensive subject knowledge they need to proceed to further research in the academic world, or to enter other fields such as government, the publishing sector, law and journalism.

SEMINAR MODULE (60 CREDITS)

Nationalism and Violence in the 20th-century. This innovative module approaches the turbulent history of the twentieth century from a transnational and comparative perspective. Students will engage with a broad variety of topics, including violence against civilians in times of war, racially motivated genocide, wars of national liberation and decolonisation, as well as questions of memory and representation.

HISTORICAL RESEARCH SKILLS (20 CREDITS)

Over the year, students will be trained in the practice of being a professional historian in our Historical Research Skills seminars and workshops. Practical employability skills and professional development will be emphasized throughout the year. Seminars and workshops are facilitated by academics in the School of History who are specialists in a particular theoretical approach or research method. This module helps to develop students’ key transferable skills in identifying, using and interpreting different forms of data and in the oral and written presentation of research. Topics include: using state archives; biography as history; approaches to studying everyday lives; how to write conference papers; academic publishing; and writing grant and PhD applications.

SPECIALIST TUTORIALS (20 CREDITS)

Our Specialist Tutorials give students the opportunity to choose one topic from a wide array of options relating to the Early Modern period so that they can develop a clear postgraduate historical expertise. Students will work closely in tutorial sessions over the academic year with an active researcher in their chosen field. Students will work with secondary and/or primary source material to gain a strong grounding in the major historiographical questions of the research area. This will give them the historiographical knowledge to produce new, original historical research. The range of tutorial options will vary each year, reflecting the availability and expertise of specific teaching staff. Topics may include: refugees in modern Europe; urban history; gender; sport and nation in the twentieth century; the French Revolution; the decline of the British Empire; Communism in Europe.

THE DISSERTATION (80 CREDITS)

The culmination of our programme is the Dissertation in History. With guidance and support, you will pursue an independent piece of historical research of your own devising. The MA Dissertation is undertaken mainly in the second half of the degree and supervised by one or more members of the School.

MA Biography and Creative Non-Fiction

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Literary non-fiction is currently undergoing rapid change and reformation. Instead of the old ‘cradle to grave’ narratives of well-known literary or political figures, our best writers are now experimenting with new forms and subjects. Nature-writing, the personal essay, food journalism, art criticism and memoir are all part of the exciting emerging mix. This MA programme is for anyone who wants to develop their own writing in any of these genres while studying at the country’s leading university for the teaching of Creative Writing.

WHY STUDY BIOGRAPHY AND CREATIVE NON-FICTION AT UEA?

All the teaching staff are acclaimed writers.  Kathryn Hughes is an award-winning biographer and Guardian literary critic.  Her most recent book is The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton.  Ian Thomson’s Primo Levi won the W H Heinemann Award and his book about Jamaica, The Dead Yard: Tales of Modern Jamaica was awarded the Ondaatje Prize in 2010. Helen Smith is the winner of a Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction and the Biographers’ Club Prize for her book on Edward Garnett. The programme aims to provide students with the tools they need to develop their interest as readers and writers of non-fiction.

COURSE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

The MA in Biography and Creative Non-Fiction may be taken full-time over one year or part-time over two. The seminars are timetabled to be convenient to those who wish to travel from London. Students take three compulsory modules: Writing Lives, The Life of the Book and Writing the First Person. In addition they take a fourth module chosen from the wide range available within the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. Teaching is by 3 hour seminar. During this time we may be discussing a set text, presenting papers on a recent work of non-fiction or workshopping students’ own writing.

We will also invite leading non-fiction writers to address students on aspects of their craft. Recent guests include Kate Summerscale, Alexander Masters, Richard Holmes and Philip Hoare. The seminars are supplemented by one-to-one tutorials with the module leader. In most years students also choose to set up informal reading and writing groups amongst themselves.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of UEA’s vibrant literary culture.  Each year a dozen or so leading novelists, poets and non-fiction writers visit Norwich to take part in our Autumn and Spring literary festivals. Students also have the opportunity to meet some of the UK’s leading agents and publishers who make regular visits to talk to students. An anthology of students’ writing is published each year and distributed to a key list of editors, agents and critics. In addition, students are encouraged to post their writing on UEA’s Creative Writing website, a new platform designed to showcase the best work emerging form the course.

There is no workshop in the Summer semester (May-June).  Instead, students will have one-to-one sessions with a tutor as they work on their dissertation – a 15,000 word piece of non-fiction

MA Creative Writing Poetry

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

WHY STUDY FOR AN MA IN WRITING POETRY?

You have been writing poetry for long enough to know that it is as vital part of your life. You need expert guidance and feedback in order to develop further. One-off workshops and short courses are not enough, and you need to work in a group that is of a consistently high level, and which offers rigorous feedback and intensive support. You are also committed to offering this in return.

You want a chance to put poetry at the forefront of your life, to be absorbed in writing and reading, and to discover more about your imaginative, artistic and intellectual capabilities.

You want to do this in an academic context because you want to learn more about poetry across time and place, about form and technique, concept and theory, cause and effect. You want to read the kinds of poetry you’ve never come across and discover things about its potential that you’ve never known.

Your aim is to write poetry of a publishable standard and with this in mind you want to learn more about publishing procedures and opportunities, readings, awards, etc.

You want to benefit from the ways in which the study of poetry enhances analytical, conceptual and verbal skills as well as refining your powers of precision, argument and logic.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We are not looking for a particular kind of poet nor do we have a house style. The students we choose come from all kinds of backgrounds and write in very different ways. What we look for is an emerging poetic self, the beginnings of a voice unlike any other, a deep engagement with all poetry, an understanding of how a poem might work, and the analytical and imaginative capacity to bring a poem to fruition.

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

A year of intensive reading, writing, exploration and risk-taking during which our students develop a body of work close in length to a first collection. We aim to create a supportive but rigorous environment in which students feel encouraged to test, extend and refine their poetic technique – an experience that is often exciting and sometimes uncomfortable but always rewarding.

HOW IS THE COURSE STRUCTURED?

The core element of the course is the weekly three-hour workshop in a group of around 12 students. The workshop structure varies but generally consists of looking at the work of three students plus a session on some aspect of poetry. Work is circulated a week in advance and annotated in detail before being returned to its author. The tutor may also circulate texts for discussion.

In addition to the weekly workshop, the MA includes a course on Poetics, Writing, Language and a number of options ranging from publishing to translation. Students receive regular individual tutorials and extensive written feedback on their coursework.

There is no workshop in the summer semester (May to June), during which time you have one-to-one sessions with your dissertation tutor.

In July and August you work independently although students usually continue with the workshop in some form.

MA Creative Writing Prose Fiction

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

The Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA at UEA is the longest-running in the UK and has enjoyed unparalleled success in terms of the publications and prizes achieved by its alumni. Our continuing success means we are fortunate in being able to attract many writers of great talent and potential.

Our course offers an intensive immersion in the study of the writing of Prose Fiction. Students take core creative modules, but can choose from a wide range of critical courses, and benefit from our proven strengths in modernism and creative-critical studies, amongst others.

At UEA we also maintain close links with our alumni, who regularly come to UEA to give lectures, seminars and masterclasses; recently Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Andrew Miller have spoken to our students. Recent and upcoming visiting professors are Margaret Atwood, James Lasdun, Ian Rankin, Ali Smith, Steven Poliakoff and Tim Parks; Creative Writing Teaching Fellows also contribute to teaching; UEA alumni James Scuadmore, Richard Beard, John Boyne and Helen Cross are all associated with the programme.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How is the Prose Fiction MA structured? One year or two? How many terms?

The MA lasts for one year, full-time, and is organized over two semesters of 12 weeks, followed by a dissertation period of 6 weeks. The Autumn semester lasts from September to December, and the Spring semester from January to April. The dissertation period ends in June. The final piece of work is submitted in September at the start of the next academic year. The MA can be taken part-time over two years. Typically you would attend one workshop and one optional module in your first year, the same in your second year, and submit your dissertation at the end of your second year.

MA Creative Writing Scriptwriting

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

The MA will explore both theory and practice of dramatic writing, addressing contemporary critical debates, analysing written and performance texts, and experimenting with a range of techniques in original writing. Writers develop skills in constructive criticism and creative editing of each other’s writing, towards the creation of a supportive writers’ network.

Modules will be taught by theorists and practitioners, and will be supplemented by Master classes given by visiting specialists. Teaching will be via seminar discussions and presentations, screenings, workshops, readings and may also include performance visits. Students will be assessed through an analytical essay, original creative writing and working process materials.

The full-time Scriptwriting strand of the MA in Creative Writing is taken over one academic year (or two years, part-time). Students take four taught modules (two in the Autumn semester, two in Spring) and write a dissertation during the summer, with tutorial supervision. Three of the four taught modules are taken within the candidate’s MA specialisation, two in Autumn, one in Spring; these are compulsory modules.

Each module is independently assessed, and is weighted at 20 credits.

The other taught module is an option choice taken from the range of modules offered within the Graduate School (excluding other Creative Writing workshops). These are self-contained modules of one semester duration, independently assessed. Each is weighted at 20 credits.

The dissertation is weighted at 90 credits (50% of the overall course grade). For Scriptwriters, the Dissertation is a full-length (90-120 minutes or variation, subject to negotiation) original script to at least second draft stage, for stage, screen (TV or feature film), or radio. The dissertation is written independently, but students receive regular tutorial supervision and advice.

MA Literary Translation

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

COURSE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

The MA is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time course.  It provides an academic qualification for professional translators and is also a good basis for further research. Three compulsory modules in Translation Theory and History, Case Studies, Process and Product in Translation, are supplemented by an optional module chosen from an exciting list of modules offered to students across the MA programmes of the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. In addition, as a student on MALT you will be asked, in the first semester, to assemble a dossier of your translations for submission to a tutor, an expert in their source or target language of your choice. The year-long practical translation workshops help you prepare for your dissertation, which can take the form either of a critical project or of a translation with commentary.

As a student on MALT you will also have the opportunity to join the editing team for our journal Norwich Papers. At the end of your programme you will be asked to contribute a translation for the MALT Anthology, published by Gatehouse Press, with the support of the BCLT.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

As a student on MALT you may work with any languages, as long as these include English. We have many language specialists in the School and the Humanities Faculty, as well as external assessors. Modules are assessed by essay or project. In the case of the projects, you can choose to work on a translation and commentary. There is a 15,000 to 20,000 word dissertation, either a translation with commentary or a critical essay. Work on the dissertation, with a supervisor, begins for full-time students in the spring and goes on until the beginning of September.

THE COURSE TEAM

Many members of the School and the Faculty are practising translators or work in translation. Those who currently contribute substantially to MALT, with their main areas of interest, are:

  • Dr Duncan Large (translation theory and the history of translation, Bible translation, the philosopher/translator, German and French Literature).
  • Dr BJ Epstein (translation studies; children’s literature; lgbtq literature; contemporary Scandinavian literature).
  • Dr Cecilia Rossi (translation of poetry, especially modern Latin American poetry; literary creativity, editing and creative writing).

We also have a very dynamic body of PhD students working in Literary Translation.

MA Modern and Contemporary Writing

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

Modern and Contemporary Writing is a new course which replaces UEA’s previous MA in Twentieth-Century Literature, Writing the Modern World, beginning in September 2016. The most substantial difference is that the previous core module in the Spring Semester, Creative-Critical Writing, has been replaced by a new core module on contemporary literature, Contemporary Fiction.

ABOUT THE COURSE

The School of Literature at UEA has a long and distinguished history for its role not only in studying modern and contemporary literature, but also in fostering its creation. Famous for its courses in creative writing, which since the late 1960s have educated many leading novelists and poets, the School has been home to many leading writers, critics and scholars, such as Angus Wilson, Malcolm Bradbury, W. G. Sebald, Lorna Sage, Denise Riley, Paul Muldoon, and Angela Carter. It also hosts the British Centre for Literature Translation, founded by Sebald and Clive Scott. Alongside its continuing world-leading role in the teaching of Creative Writing and Literary Translation, the School also boasts one of the largest and most diverse groups of scholar-critics working on twentieth and twenty-first century literature of any university in the world.

The new course on Modern and Contemporary Writing is designed to draw on all these distinctive strengths, while catering to a wide range of students and their interests. Through its two core modules, Living Modernism and Contemporary Fiction, it places a special emphasis on the ongoing dialogue between modernism and contemporary literature, allowing those who have a special interest in contemporary literature to explore its origins in high modernist writers such as Joyce and Kafka, while encouraging those whose interest is in modernism to discover its ongoing and problematic life in later writers such as Vladimir Nabokov, Toni Morrison, Roberto Bolaño, and Giorgio Agamben. One optional module, Ludic Literature, explores the origins of postmodernist writers such as Pynchon, Muldoon, Ashbery, Carter, Perec, Borges, and Calvino in modernist and pre-modernist writers, such as Dostoevsky and Rimbaud. Another, Fiction after Modernism, draws attention to the critically neglected fiction of the period from 1945 to 1970, when novelists in Britain were working through the immediate aftermath of modernism. It includes well-known writer such as Woolf and Beckett as well as less well-known figures such as Elizabeth Taylor, Rosamund Lehmann, Ann Quinn, and Anna Kavan. The innovative optional module on Creative Criticism places modern theorists such as Jacques Derrida, Hélène Cixous, and Eve Sedgewick in the context of contemporary writers including Anne Carson, Geoff Dyer, and Denise Riley.

As a student on Modern and Contemporary Writing, you are also able, subject to limitations of numbers, to choose optional modules from among UEA’s rich offerings in Translation, Philosophy, American Literature, Film, and Creative Writing. Although limitations of space mean that you cannot join the Creative Writing workshops in poetry, fiction, or biography, you can, numbers permitting, choose from among the range of optional creative modules, including The Art of Short Fiction, Novel History, Describing Poetry, The Writing of Crime / Thriller Fiction, The Theory and Practice of Fiction, Adaptation and Interpretation, and Radical Dramaturgies. If you are interested in working with translation and across languages, you can take seminars from the MA in Literary Translation, such as Translation Theory and History and Process and Product in Translation. The course also offers optional modules emphasizing theoretical and philosophical concerns, such as Criticism / Critique and Philosophy of Literature, as well as ones focusing on politically salient issues, such as Refugee Writing, Body Spaces, and Queering America.

The course is unique in the invitation it offers students to explore criticism and creation through one another. At UEA we believe that reading and writing are or should be one, and distinctive optional modules such as Creative-Critical Writing and Ludic Literature offer you the chance to develop your critical writing in ways that are themselves creative and artistic, through formal and linguistic experimentation, and through the modes of literary understanding such as parody, imitation, and transposition, which preceded the invention of literary criticism in the twentieth century. You will also find yourself in seminars where your fellow students will be novelists, poets, playwrights, biographers, translators, philosophers, and critics.

You will also benefit from access to the British Archive for Contemporary Writing, which is housed at UEA and includes correspondence and other literary material from Doris Lessing, W. G. Sebald, Lorna Sage, JD Salinger, and Nadine Gordimer, amongst many others.

WHY STUDY MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WRITING AT UEA?

The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing has long been one of the leading departments for the study of modern and contemporary writing, with a particular concern for the relationships between the critical and the creative, and between languages. UEA is a place where literary critics and theorists rub shoulders and exchange ideas with practicing poets, novelists, dramatists and biographers.

Of all university departments of literature, UEA has one of the largest groups of critics working on modern and contemporary writing in the world: the scholars, critics, and theorists working and teaching here include Stephen Benson, Jo Catling, Clare Connors, Thomas Karshan, Duncan Large, Jeremy Noel-Tod, David Nowell-Smith, Rachel Potter, Petra Rau, Cecilia Rossi, Karen Schaller, Lyndsey Stonebridge, Bharat Tandon,  and Matthew Taunton. You will also be able to take courses from novelists, poets, and playwrights, including Tiffany Atkinson, Giles Foden, Jean McNeil, Rebecca Stott, Henry Sutton, and Steve Waters.

You will study in seminars alongside poets, novelists, playwrights, biographers, and translators, as well as students of philosophy, film, and American literature. As a post-graduate here, you’ll be part of a vibrant mix of MA and PhD students who are engaged in modern and contemporary literature in a variety of ways, whether it be through producing critical studies of novels, poetry or plays or through writing their own. As well as being taught by prize-winning scholars and authors, you will also – through the UEA Literary Festival – encounter the foremost figures in contemporary writing today. Norwich is the UK’s UNESCO city of literature, and there are poetry readings almost every week, as well as a vibrant culture of practicing novelists and poets.

COURSE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

The course takes one year of full-time or two years of part-time study.

During this course you will have compulsory modules including Living Modernism, Contemporary Fiction, research and methodology and an English literature dissertation. Certain optional modules are available and recommended to students on the course: in the first semester, Fiction after Modernism and Criticism/Critique, and in the second semester, Ludic Literature, Creative Critical Writing, and Refugee Writing.

At its heart are two innovative core modules, one taken in the autumn semester, the other in the spring. The first of these is Living Modernism. The focus here is on the extraordinary experiments of the early decades of the twentieth century (in writers such as Joyce and Kafka) and on the living legacy their inventive works bequeath to contemporary critical and creative writing (in the work by writers as diverse as Samuel Beckett and Walter Benjamin, Kazuo Ishiguro and Theodor Adorno, Denise Riley and Mladen Dolar). In the spring, the core course is Contemporary Fiction, a module which explores contemporary writing in its engagement with the literary conventions, cultural heritage, philosophical traditions, and political ideologies it so vigorously interrogates. Authors studied on this module are likely to include some though not all of the following: Doris Lessing; J.G. Ballard, Lorna Sage, Tash Aw, W.G. Sebald, Ali Smith, David Mitchell, Salman Rushdie, Chimamande Ngozie Adiche, JM Coetzee, Michael Ondaatje, Hari Kunzru, Michel Houellebeq, Jachym Topol, Aleksander Hemon, Jenny Erpenbeck, A.M. Homes, Edmund de Waal.

Two further modules must then be selected, one in each semester.

The programme concludes with a dissertation, begun in the spring and completed at the start of September. Here, students work one-to-one with a tutor on a topic of the student’s own choosing. This extended research project serves as the culmination of the work, both literary-critical and theoretical, conducted over the course of the programme. Many students have used the dissertation as a testing ground for further study at PhD level.

MA Theatre Directing: Text and Production

  • Duración: 1 año Full-time
  • Precio curso: 7.300 £
  • Entry dates: September or January

OVERVIEW

TEXT-BASED DIRECTING, AND PERFORMANCE BASED THEORY

The MA in Theatre directing at the University of East Anglia is one of the longest established in the country. Following the Gulbenkian Report on director training of 1989 it was founded by Tony Gash, a Shakespearean scholar who had studied at Oxford and taught at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. It was made possible by the building of a newly designed Studio Theatre at the University, which was opened by Harold Pinter in 1993. Its earliest advisers included the practitioners Cicely Berry( RSC) Max Stafford-Clark (Royal Court/Out of Joint) and Mike Alfreds (Shared Experience/ Method and Madness) who are all also published writers on directorial method. One of the founding principles of the MA ever since has been to establish a firm connection between the academic or critical study of dramatic texts and the director’s working with actors. We do this by, on the one hand, refusing to separate theatrical theory or literary reading from performance (the texts are scripts) and, on the other, by refusing to separate ‘performance art’ or ‘physical’ theatre from working in detail with texts, verse and language. We do not isolate theory from practice, but, often working in the Studio, search continually for the points of intersection between the verbal, emotional and the physical, both practically, and via the two concepts of speech acts and scenic structure.

To this end the MA directing students start by regularly rehearsing student actors on scenes of their own choosing which are then re-worked by their instructors in such a way as bring out an alternative aspect of the scene. In a supporting class they learn how to apply a variety of directing methods , many of which are commonly used in professional directing and actor training – e.g. Stanislavskian objectives, Laban’s effort anaylsis, Lecoq’s levels of tension., Keith Johnstone’s status, Meisner’s interactivity, but now, in the University context, also subjected to philosophical and historical scrutiny. This is where ‘speech acts’ the common theme of philosophy, literary criticism, linguistics and the great directors Stanislavski and Brecht come in; as does the recurrent rivalry between the claims of truth and those of form. By seeking out the foundational questions which underlie modern theories of the theatre, we are also able to see how great playwrights, like Shakespeare, are already implicit theorists and directors before those terms were used.

INTERDISCIPLINARITY

One of the strong appeals of the ‘MA Theatre Directing: Text and Production’ at the University Of East Anglia is its place within the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. It has been usual for individual MA directing students to study alongside graduate scriptwriting students in some units available to both, such as Adaptation and Interpretation or Scriptwriting: Dramaturgy, and sometimes to direct their work in rehearsed readings or performances. But equally important is the possibility of working with critics who specialize in cultural history and dramatic criticism, such as Peter Womack, Professor of Literature and Drama, who offers a unit in The Actor in Space, which is of great value to any director working with a designer. Just as important for any modern director is a consideration of the influence of globalization, immigration, and ‘interculturalism’ on modern theatre throughout the world. This is the emphasis of an optional unit on Contemporary World Theatre, which also gives an opportunity to the Theatre Directing students to meet Theatre and Development graduates registered in the adjoining School of Development.Studies. In their search for new theatrical possibilities, Theatre Directing students are also able to draw on the British Centre for Literary Translation. All these explorations of so-called ‘interdisciplinarity’ are not so much journeys outward from one subject to another as inwards to the heart of the theatrical art-form where many modes which are academically separated, such as the sociological and the aesthetic, or literary and plastic arts are here experienced in their unity. For this reason too we like to consider applicants from a range of disciplines or professions.

INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AND PRACTICAL RESEARCH

Each year a very small number of Theatre Directing students are selected. All are encouraged to recognize that, in spite of the misleading word, ‘directing’ is a collaborative process, where directors are facilitators who, on the one hand, must serve the skills of their collaborators, but, on the other, must discover and communicate their own creative strengths. Both semesters provide opportunities for the MA students to direct undergraduate students in formal, but not public, contexts where directors and actors will be assessed. In the first semester, there is a regular Scene Class where the directors are encouraged to range generically and historically while practising newly learned techniques. In the second, the study of the work of contemporary theory and performance groups in Postmodernism in Performance culminates in the application some of their methods and styles to the production of extracts from two or three modern plays performed by undergraduate drama students.

After Easter each student will pursue one of a number of personally chosen modes of practical research independently, culminating in either a written dissertation, a public production, or various combinations of the two. The evidence of practical research must be the equivalent of the 15000 word written dissertation demanded by the other MA courses. Applications for university studio productions are competitive and will be adjudicated by the course director and senior technician, but there are sometimes opportunities to direct outside the university. If a public production is undertaken, the student must provide a detailed design, financial and casting plan well in advance, but even more importantly the production must have some original idea or text behind it. Last year, for example, a successful studio production undertook a montage of a variety of plays on the theme of master and servant, thus creating a new but unified play. But there are also forms of research into particular methods or texts or themes which may be better suited to assessment by workshops or master classes: last year an individual’s research into Kantor’s aesthetics led to such a series of workshops, and was accompanied by pictures and model-boxes as well as writing. Another possibility is to combine a placement at a professional theatre, or Drama School, with written recording and analysis of the rehearsal process in which the student may participate as assistant director. And yet another is to base a dissertation on a combination of historical research and a review of contemporary productions. New translations of plays from another language into English, or adaptatations from a non-dramatic genre may also be submitted. All these, and many other possibilities depend on the individual’s interests, ingenuity, strengths and career plans, which may include teaching, writing or doctoral research as well as professional directing. Choices and development will be regularly discussed with each student in personal tutorials.

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