Birmingham City University

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    12,000

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    12,200

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Birmingham City University (abbrev. as BCU; and previously Birmingham Polytechnic and the University of Central England in Birmingham) is a newly established British university in the city of Birmingham, England. It is the second largest of five universities in the city, the other four being Aston University, University of Birmingham, University College Birmingham, and Newman University.It is the third most highly ranked of the five universities in Birmingham according to the Complete University Guide, below both the University of Birmingham and Aston University.Initially established as the Birmingham College of Art with roots dating back to 1843,it was designated as a polytechnic in 1971 and gained university status in 1992. The university has three main campuses serving four faculties, and offers courses in art and design, business, the built environment, computing, education, engineering, English, healthcare, law, the performing arts, social sciences, and technology. A £125million extension to its campus in the city centre of Birmingham, part of the Eastside development of a new technology and learning quarter, is opening in two stages, with the first phase having opened its doors in 2013.The university is a member of the million+ group of New Universities. Roughly half of the university's full-time students are from the West Midlands, and a large percentage of these are from ethnic minorities. The university runs access and foundation programmes through an international network of associated universities and further education colleges, and has the highest intake of foreign students in the Birmingham area.

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MSc Accountancy and Finance (ACCA Pathway)
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Duration: 12 Months
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Consistently reflecting the changes, challenges and opportunities of the industry, and ably enhancing your employability prospects, this Master’s programme fits smoothly alongside the Professional Level Syllabus of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), one of the leading worldwide professional accountancy qualifications. It is of particular interest if: Your honours degree in Accountancy or Accounting and Finance is accredited by ACCA for exemptions from F1-F9 papers, and you now wish to extend your academic training at a more advanced level, whilst also studying to become ACCA qualified; You do not hold a university bachelor’s degree but have partially completed ACCA examinations up to and including the Fundamental Level or the old Part 2, and now want to obtain a postgraduate academic qualification as well as complete your accountancy professional training. This combination of high-level professional and academic qualifications is a strong assertion of your tenacity, intellect and competence, and a highlight of your CV. The course offers a deep understanding of the theory behind best practice and financial decision-making at a strategic level in the ever-changing world of business in general, and in finance and accountancy roles in particular. It offers relevance and rigour, believes in putting theory into practice, and prepares you to face your future with confidence and authority.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £12,000
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MSc Accountancy and Finance (Generic Pathway)
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Accounting and Finance are global business activities that offer an increasingly broad and exciting range of opportunities to graduates across the world. Working on the front line of this crucial yet volatile sector, today’s accounting and finance graduates must possess a solid foundation and understanding of accounting and finance principles as well strong intellectual curiosity, superior interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organisation. The MSc Accountancy and Finance (Generic Pathway) is designed to ensure that our students can compete in this demanding environment. Founded upon a combination of academic rigour, practical relevance/application, and a strong commitment to employability, it combines the traditional technical requirements for a career in accounting or finance while robustly developing students’ critical thinking and their generic business skills. Through a programme of study that offers core modules in both accounting and finance, as well as the opportunity for significant personal research, this course provides students with a clear understanding of the joint roles played by the two disciplines in a range of organisational settings: a practical yet critically informed perspective that is an essential intellectual skill in this post-crisis world.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £12,000
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MA Acting
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Duration: 12 Months
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Serious about becoming a professional actor? Our postgraduate, one-year Acting MA offers intensive, professional training at one of the UK's best drama schools. Taught by experienced performers and directors, Birmingham School of Acting's MA Acting is designed for talented graduate actors intent on pursuing a professional acting career. During the one-year, 'accelerated' postgraduate degree course, you'll develop as an actor under intensive tuition and practice, whilst performing in a number of key productions throughout the year. "An abundance of good work and talent in this group then and certainly the best showcase I’ve seen so far this year." The Stage Review of BSA's MA Acting Showcase Our extremely intensive training process will demand an enormous amount of your time, commitment and energy, as you are intellectually, physically and emotionally challenged. As such, you'll need to already have some theatrical or higher education acting experience.

Type: MA(Full-Time) Tuition: £15,500
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MFA Acting (The British Tradition)
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Duration: 24 Months
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This two-year Master of Fine Arts in Acting is rooted in practice and designed with international graduates in mind. Studying here will help you develop a conceptual understanding of the practice of the British tradition, providing you with a progression route to an acting career or to further study at MPhil or PhD level. This conservatoire-level actor training has a research focus which enables graduates to develop high-level, innovative approaches in practice. The programme cultivates originality of thinking and self-direction in order to tackle technical, interpretive and scholarly problems within the field of acting and performance.

Type: MFA(Full-Time) Tuition: £15,500
Duration: 24 Months Start Month: September
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MSc Advanced Practice
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Duration: 12 Months
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The course is aimed at people who are senior practitioners including nurses, Allied Health Professionals and midwives who are involved with hands-on patient services and who wish to further develop their careers. This is a well established, dynamic programme with the content adjusted each year to meet current health priorities and student cohort needs. The programme is renowned for providing excellent tutorial support to ensure students can relate module content to their individual practice setting. Neonatal teaching is separate and specific for many of the sessions in the Advanced Health Assessment module. Lecturing staff are involved with research and publications related to advanced practice and other senior roles. Lecturers maintain ‘cutting edge’ knowledge of policy developments related to Advanced Practice through their membership of national committees, consultations with the Department of Health (DoH) and health care colleagues. If you are dyslexic, have a specific learning difference or a disability, we have a Disability Tutor who can help and support you.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £12,000
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MArch Architecture (RIBA Part 2 Exemption)
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Duration: 24 Months
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The MArch (RIBA Part 2) is the second stage of your professional training to become an architect. You'll be inspired by innovative architecture teaching from academic and industry professionals and develop your critical ability, skills and creativity.Recognised by the Architects Registration Board and RIBA for exemption from Part II examination, the course is stage two of your professional development programme to become an architect. The programme goes beyond the professional body criteria, giving you a stimulating and dynamic educational experience of architecture at postgraduate level. You’ll study in a design studio-led research environment and you will be able to create architectural designs that meet necessary technical requirements while still having aesthetic appeal.

Type: MA(Full-Time) Tuition: £12,000
Duration: 24 Months Start Month: September
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MA Art and Design
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Duration: 12 Months
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This is an exciting new course that enables you to explore contemporary art and design disciplines which as part of the highly successful Art Based Master's Programme provides a high quality educational experience. The course supports creative individuals, including art and design graduates and practitioners, who are seeking a wider knowledge to develop interdisciplinary projects towards professional practice. A redefinition of traditional practices and the ways in which hybrids of art and design have emerged is becoming a significant development within contemporary visual culture. Independent areas of study will be developed through the following indicative approaches, all acknowledging and supporting different cultural values and practices: contemporary fine art practice, graphic design, illustration, digital design, printmaking and 3D design.

Type: MA(Full-Time) Tuition: £11,500
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MA Arts and Education
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Duration: 12 Months
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Our pioneering MA Arts and Education was the first of its kind in the UK, and has an outstanding reputation worldwide. This course is ideal is you are working, or want to work, in professions at the forefront of art and education. You will question your current experience and practice by investigating contemporary debates on art, design and art and design education. You will enjoy our close links to the Ikon, Eastside Projects, New Art Gallery Walsall and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and be inspired by the studios and galleries set up by former students, such as The Lombard Method, Grand Union, Trove, Stryx and MSFAC.

Type: MA(Full-Time) Tuition: £12,000
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MA Arts and Project Management
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Duration: 12 Months
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The MA Arts and Project Management course is ideal if you want to pursue a career in arts project management. You will develop an understanding of arts and culture and explore the requirements for managing arts organisations, festivals, cultural spaces and delivering arts projects. The course is designed so that you can explore new approaches to managing and promoting arts events that have emerged in the last decade.

Type: MA(Full-Time) Tuition: £12,000
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MA Arts Practice and Education
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Duration: 12 Months
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We believe that some of the most exciting art teaching happens at the intersection between the artist/teacher/educator role and that connecting with creative practice is a legitimate form of professional development. If you work, or intend to work, in contexts where the concerns of art and education are important then this course is relevant to you. The course enables students to combine an MA in Fine Art or Art and Design with an MA in Art Education. Taught alongside students from both courses and giving you access to the full technical and workshop facilities available at the School of Art, the MA Arts Practice and Education gives you the best of both worlds. We believe that some of the most exciting art teaching happens at the intersection between the artist/ teacher/ educator role and that connecting with creative practice is a legitimate form of professional development. If you work, or intend to work, in contexts where the concerns of art and education are important then this course is relevant to you and will provide a supportive and challenging environment in which to critically examine the interconnections of art and art education.

Type: MA(Full-Time) Tuition: £12,000
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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