University of Essex

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Essex
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    14,500

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    10,400

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    5.5

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The University of Essex is a British public research university whose first and largest campus is near the town of Colchester, Essex. It was established in 1963 and received its Royal Charter in 1965. The university's main campus is located within Wivenhoe Park in the English county of Essex, less than a mile (1.6 km) from the town of Wivenhoe & 2 miles (3.2 km) from the town of Colchester. Apart from the Wivenhoe Park campus, there is a rapidly developing campus in Southend-on-Sea (Essex's largest town), and the East 15 Acting School is based in Loughton. The University's motto, Thought the harder, heart the keener, is adapted from the Anglo-Saxon poem The Battle of Maldon. The university enjoys collaborative partnerships with a number of institutions across the eastern region. These are University Campus Suffolk, Colchester Institute, Kaplan Open Learning (KOL), South Essex College and Writtle College. The university exhibits an international character with 132 countries represented in its student body. The latest Research Assessment Exercise(RAE) in 2008 ranked Essex ninth in the UK for the quality of its research with more than 90% of research recognised internationally for its quality, with 22% of research rated as 'world leading'.The university is referenced by QS World University Rankings as a world leader in social science, with internationally recognised strengths in the humanities.

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MSc Accounting
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Duration: 12 Months
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Our MSc Accounting develops your understanding of advanced topics and methods in accounting. You develop a clearer vision and understanding of the changing role and perception of accounting within the context of changing global markets, competition and shifting societal values. We provide a broad educational programme that prepares you to face the challenges of managing and working in organisations within a wide array of competing economic, social, political and cultural conditions.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £16,750
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: October
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MSc Accounting and Finance
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MSc Accounting and Finance develops your understanding of advanced accounting together with finance topics and methods. Compulsory modules allow you to critically discuss many of the recent developments in both theoretical and empirical approaches to accounting and corporate finance. You are also able to pursue specialist interests with up to two optional modules. Furthermore, in order to prepare you for writing your dissertation, there is a full year module on research methodologies and methods, which includes both quantitative and qualitative approaches to empirical research. Although this is a self-contained course, if you successfully complete you will be encouraged to continue your academic studies by applying for a PhD.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £16,750
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: October
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MA Acting
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Our MA Acting is accredited by the National Council for Drama Training and should interest you if you wish to become a professional actor. You may already have a degree, or you may have established yourself in other professions and now seek to change towards that of a professional actor. If you are a professional actor and want to understand more about your technique, extend your range and gain academic recognition, then our MA Acting would also help. We conclude this course with a showcase held in a major West End venue, to which we invite agents, casting directors, film, television and theatre directors and other industry professionals. On graduation, you are qualified as an actor and have an understanding of how to create your own work, including how to form companies and gain funding.

Type: MA(Full-Time) Tuition: £14,450
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: October
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MSc Advanced Computer Science
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Our MSc Advanced Computer Science will give you the greatest flexibility to familiarise yourself with the areas of computing that interest and excite you most. You will be able to choose from a range of modules that encompass agent-based and multi-agent systems, machine learning, pattern recognition, distributed information management systems, embedded systems, robotics, evolutionary computation, theoretical computer science, formal methods and many more. Our graduates have achieved success in a variety of professions. Many have pursued careers in computing and information technology, while others have gone on to work in research organisations or become university academics.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £14,950
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: October
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MSc Advanced Psychology
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Have a Psychology degree? Want to further your broader knowledge? Our MSc Advanced Psychology provides advanced and specialist training across a broad range of core areas in the field, such as developmental psychology, neuroscience and neuropsychology, perception and cognition, and social psychology. You complete a substantial independent research project, and have the option to take a series of team-based mini projects that focus on increasing work-related skills and confidence, by applying graduate psychology research skills to real world and work-related problems. There is also a wide range of optional modules in our department and across the university that provide training in a diverse array of subjects in, or related to, psychology.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £15,450
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: October
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MA Art History and Theory
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Duration: 12 Months
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Our flexible MA Art History and Theory is ideal if you are interested in working in the art world or in any field in which visual, written and analytical skills are essential. It can also serve as a path toward further research and an academic career. With options covering European and Latin American art from the Renaissance to the present day, museology and curatorial studies, and a dedication to research-led teaching by international experts, you can pursue your own interests by choosing taught modules that appeal to you. The MA Art History and Theory contains a strong research element, normally culminating in a 20,000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Type: MA(Full-Time) Tuition: £15,450
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: October
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MSc Banking and Finance
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Our MSc Banking and Finance will allow you to follow an advanced and up-to-date programme of study in banking and finance. You develop a broad vision and understanding of the changing role and nature of modern banking firms within the context of an increasingly market-oriented and risk operating environment, the impact of technology, financial innovation, regulation and the internationalisation process.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £16,750
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: October
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MBA Business Administration
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Duration: 12 Months
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We have designed our MBA programme for a new breed of business leader; one who needs to be innovative, inquisitive, creative, and ethical. An MBA is not just about the course or qualification; it is about your future. Whether your goal is to become an executive or an entrepreneur, the right MBA will accelerate your career. It must not only provide general business knowledge, but, also knowledge which is current and tackles the big issues facing organisations today and those they will encounter tomorrow. Our MBA will give you such knowledge and equip you with the skill set to apply this newly acquired knowledge in the workplace. We have limited the numbers on each cohort to ensure you have the individual attention you deserve to maximise the value of your investment in our course. We connect you to the latest developments in business practice by bringing senior executives from leading companies in to talk about contemporary business issues and to teach, particularly on our innovative 'Ensuring Employability' series of weekly workshops. In addition to fostering links with experienced business practitioners, our MBA has significant links with major institutions in the City of London, leading public sector institutions and non-governmental organisations, the last through our successful community advice project.

Type: MBA(Full-Time) Tuition: £18,500
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MSc Business Analytics
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Duration: 12 Months
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Business analytics has become an imperative strategic tool for organisations of all sizes in identifying market trends and patterns, and optimising business processes and decision-making. Importantly, it helps improvement of business performance in every functional area such as product development, operations, marketing, sales and supply chain management. Our MSc Business Analytics offers a range of taught modules in the area of business analytics that are designed to help you solve complex real-life business problems. The course will train you to organise, integrate, analyse and interpret data in order to make insightful forecasts into all aspects of business operation and drive sound business actions. Data is the driving force behind critical business decisions. Companies are now wrestling with information that comes in varieties and volumes never before encountered, and business and technology executives are under pressure to convert data-driven insights into meaningful results. When fully exploited, data analytics helps businesses gain competitive advantage by becoming smarter, more productive and better at making decisions and predictions. Data scientists and analysts are already working at both start-ups and well established companies, and research shows that senior managers in all sectors need understand and exploit data, in order to uncover patterns, relationships and trends from real-world phenomena. During the course of study, you can also specialise in a variety of complementary business, management and marketing subjects and in the summer term, your dissertation project on a subject of your choice draws on the theoretical and practical skills you have developed during taught modules. Business analytics skills are increasingly sought out by employees in the national and international job market and this course will equip you with essential numeric, analytical and problem solving skills for a thriving career as a business analyst, manager, or consultant in private and public enterprises. This course is also offered on a modular basis, allowing a lot of flexibility - ideal if you’d like to gain a qualification whilst working for a company. The completion of this course will also provide you with the foundation for undertaking further academic study such as a PhD degree.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £15,950
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: October
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MSc Computational Finance
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Duration: 12 Months
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Our MSc Computational Finance equips you with the core concepts and mathematical principles of modern quantitative finance, plus the operational skills to use computational packages (mainly Matlab) for financial modelling. In addition to traditional topics in derivatives and asset pricing, we place a special emphasis on risk management in non-Gaussian environment with extreme events. You have the opportunity to study methods of non-linear and evolutionary computational methods for derivatives pricing and portfolio management. You also graduate with an understanding of the use of artificial financial market environments for stress testing, and the design of auctions and other financial contracts.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £16,225
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: October
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