Northumbria University

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Northumbria University, officially the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, is a university located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England. A former polytechnic, it was established as one of the new universities in 1992. It is a member of the University Alliance and the second university of Newcastle. Northumbria University has its origins in three regional colleges: Rutherford College of Technology, which was established by John Hunter Rutherford in 1880 and opened formally by HRH The Duke of York in 1894, the College of Art & Industrial Design and the Municipal College of Commerce. In 1992, Newcastle Polytechnic was inaugurated as the new Northumbria University as part of the UK-wide process in which polytechnics became new universities. It was originally styled, and its official name still is, the University of Northumbria at Newcastle (see the Articles of Government) but the trading name was simplified to Northumbria University in 2002. In 1995, it was awarded responsibility for the education of healthcare professionals, which was transferred from the National Health Service.

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MA Animation
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Duration: 12 Months
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Animation, motion graphics and other forms of digital time-based design are in great demand within the film, television, computer games and new media industries. This programme is industry facing and allows you to reach a high level of technical capability, whilst simultaneously encouraging experimentation and creative thinking. You will study topics including film theory and aesthetics, animation production methods and undertake a major project module, allowing you to produce a significant piece of work. Upon graduation you will be well prepared for exciting roles in the creative industries such as film post-production.We continuously work with students, employers and professional bodies to improve our courses. This includes integrating our cutting edge research into your learning experience and creating opportunities for you to enhance your employability through our network of partners and extensive links with industry and public sector organisations.

Type: MA(Full-Time) Tuition: £12,500
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MA Applied Linguistics for TESOL
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Duration: 12|16 Months
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MA:1 year full-time (September start),16 months full-time (January start). The TESOL programme is for teachers of English as a second or foreign language. The degree offers a broad introduction to many of the key concepts and theories which underpin language teaching. You will develop your knowledge of language and language study, and examine theories which might lie behind teaching practices. Throughout the programme, you will be encouraged to reflect upon the relationship between theory and practice in your own professional context. The programme will also help you to become aware of the personal, social, and political consequences of your work as an English Language teacher.

Type: MA(Full-Time) Tuition: £11,500
Duration: 12|16 Months Start Month: Sep. | Jan.
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March Architecture
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Duration: 24 Months
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The course develops the knowledge, understanding and skills of the architectural graduate, and acknowledges learning during the period of practical training, assuming that the student will be self-motivated, and have the desire to develop specialised areas of expertise. As a significant number of modules are at level 7 (postgraduate), the development of independent learning and advanced skills in the analysis, synthesis and evaluation of complex issues are fundamental to the programme philosophy. The programme develops an understanding and ability in complex design issues, underpinned by studies in theory and urban design, technology and environment, communication and management practice and law. It develops the approach of the degree in Architecture by making an understanding of context and management of the design process a key part of project work. There is also the opportunity for the graduate student to draw on the expertise of our wider range of subjects in the development of a specialism. Students are encouraged to maintain links with practice, and develop an appropriate dialogue in gathering and developing material for projects and assignments. The modules are developed around student centred learning strategies. They are predominantly project- or assignment-based and rely on experiential learning. Lecture programmes are supported where possible by field study visits to sites, buildings under construction, completed buildings and urban environments. Students are encouraged to make extensive use of the department’s design studios, workshops, and computing laboratories to develop knowledge, skills, techniques and understanding. The interaction of the student body in this respect is regarded as a critically important factor in the learning process. Assessment is by design project portfolio and assignment.

Type: MArch(Full-Time) Tuition: £12,500
Duration: 24 Months Start Month: September
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MA Arts and Media Management
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Duration: 12 Months
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The MA Arts & Media Management explores the relationship between postmodernity and cultural practices, providing a framework of postmodernist themes and issues. It examines mass communications in the context of contemporary practices, trends and work patterns that have developed within contemporary mass communication and creative media industries. The MA offers an innovative approach to creative and cultural leadership, including operational and strategic management with a specialist focus. The programme offers professional development at a high level, encouraging learners to critically reflect on policies, procedures and practices informed by theory, considering audience engagement and development, income generation, customers and consumers. Innovative partnerships with cultural organisations provide practical opportunities. The programme aims to provide a critical understanding of the ways in which media industries function and the primary issues that face those working within them.

Type: MA(Full-Time) Tuition: £11,500
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MSc Biotechnology
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Duration: 12|21 Months
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MSc:12 months full-time (September start),21 months full-time (January start). Biotechnology is one of the most rapidly growing fields within applied sciences, having applications from the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions, through to the enhancement of food production. Due to the potential impact on human life, the importance of biotechnology is currently very high in both the public and scientific agenda. The main focus of the course will be on molecular biotechnology. Molecular biology, (molecular) genetics and bioinformatics form the 'backbone' of biotechnology, and different aspects of these feature in a number of modules. A thorough understanding of the link between DNA, RNA and protein is pivotal. You will study gene expression and protein production and purification, and applications thereof in different biotechnological fields. In addition to developing subject-based expertise and skills, you will consider the many global issues associated with recent biotechnological advances. This course will give you access to a field of study which will have a major impact in the future of science. It is specifically designed to expand your knowledge and insight in the science underpinning biotechnological principles. In addition, it will help you to apply knowledge and skills in addressing specific biotechnological problems in the fields of animal, plant and microbial biotechnology. The course will enhance your career opportunities in the biotechnological industries, enabling you to take full advantage of opportunities that will ensue from the expansion of this area and/or prepare you for further academic research. The modules are assessed via combinations of coursework, laboratory reports and examination. Many of our graduates have entered exciting careers, either in a research capacity or working within the biotechnology or biochemistry industries. Alternatively, you may prefer to apply for a PhD and continue your studies.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £12,500
Duration: 12|21 Months Start Month: Sep. | Jan.
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MSc Building Design Management and Building Information Modelling (BIM)
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Duration: 12|18 Months
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MSc:12 months full-time (September start),18 months full-time (January start). For a number of years the School of the Built and Natural Environment has been at the forefront of new technologies. We have a history of employing the latest electronic media in our research and throughout our teaching. Following the rise of importance in the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within the Built Environment professions the School established the BIM Academy with Ryder Architecture – one of the leading Architecture firms in the country. BIM will transform the Built Environment. By sharing information between Design Team (architects, surveyors, consulting engineers), Contractors and Subcontractors, and Owners, it can add additional discipline-specific knowledge to one single model, meaning significant reduction in information loss, and a more efficient, accurate construction process and improved maintenance and repair of buildings. This programme is unique in that it is responding directly to industry demand to provide students with enhanced knowledge of BIM software and its strategic integration into everyday projects.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £12,500
Duration: 12|18 Months Start Month: Sep. | Jan.
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MSc Business with Financial Management (London Campus)
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Duration: 12 Months
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Working in a large, modern, international organisation, a medium sized company or even a small start-up firm requires a range of business capabilities. The most valuable employees are those who have not only a sound knowledge and understanding of the various parts of a business but those who are quick learners and team players with leadership potential. The MSc Business with Financial Management programme will give students both the general business knowledge and understanding as well as the personal skills needed for a wide variety of roles. The programme has been developed for recent graduates in non-business disciplines who wanted to add a business dimension to their undergraduate specialism and as such has been a very popular course. To be successful on this programme, you will need enthusiasm, commitment and a willingness to not only work hard but learn new ways of thinking. We also expect you to show initiative and be able to work independently. The programme is designed around a set of modules that are common to all pathways. These modules cover general business functions, strategic management and organisational analysis. These modules also guide you towards the achievement of the generic postgraduate goals of strategic awareness, developing leadership potential and understanding the theory and practice of international business. In the second semester you will be given the opportunity to specialise in Financial Management. In the remainder of the programme you will complete your research and writing up of your dissertation. Every student has a personal research supervisor and will be required to submit an assessed research proposal prior to embarking on the dissertation itself. Graduates on the programme have joined a wide range of businesses, including graduate training schemes. A significant number of graduates have gone back to work for a family business or even started up their own businesses.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £13,500
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: Sep. | Jan. | May.
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MSc Business with Entrepreneurship
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Duration: 12|24 Months
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MSc:1 year full-time (September start only),2 years full-time (with advanced practice in the second year,September start). Working in a large international organisation, a medium sized company or even a small start-up firm requires a range of business capabilities. The most valuable employees are those who have not only a sound knowledge and understanding of the various aspects of a business, but those who demonstrate strong leadership potential. The ‘Business with’ suite of courses has been developed for those who are looking to enhance their business acumen or offer those seeking a grounding in business a strong platform on which to build. So whether your first degree was in business or not, this course will help you establish your career in the business world. To be successful on this course, you will need enthusiasm, commitment and a willingness to not only work hard but to embrace new ways of thinking. We also expect you to show initiative and be able to work independently. The modules have been carefully written to cover general business functions, strategic management and organisational analysis – all skills which are geared to develop capabilities specific to employability. In the second semester you will have the opportunity to specialise in a choice of pathways. This pathway is suitable for you if you wish to complement your general business management education with a deeper understanding of entrepreneurship. The pathway could be particularly useful and interesting if you have an interest in working in small or medium sized businesses or if you have connections through family or previous work experience in such an environment. In the final semester you will complete your research and subsequent dissertation. Every student has a personal research supervisor and will be required to submit an assessed research proposal prior to embarking on the dissertation itself. Alternatively, you have the option to undertake a Masters consultancy project.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £13,500
Duration: 12|24 Months Start Month: September
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MSc Business Information Systems Management
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Duration: 12|16 Months
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This course is primarily concerned with preparing graduates to be able to effectively manage and lead the development of major information systems and/or e-Business systems resources. The subjects studied in the programme are based on the large body of up-to-date research and practitioner knowledge and experience of the staff in the School. The curriculum includes the study of traditional and contemporary approaches to information systems and knowledge management in the business context; PRINCE2 project management; security systems management; business agility / creativity including the management of change, e-Business systems development and deployment, research methods and consultancy skills practice. On completion of the course students should be able to demonstrate effective communication at a level appropriate to the audience, develop internet search skills, learn independently via a diverse range of resources, exercise initiative and personal responsibility and criticise and evaluate their own learning experiences. In addition, they will have developed sound knowledge and experience of PRINCE2 Project Management, which will be an attractive competency to many organisations. Modules are typically taught by both lectures and supporting seminars. The seminars may be guided workshops in computer laboratories or staff-led tutorials, as appropriate for the module. All students have access to a virtual learning environment where additional learning resources are available, including the opportunity to participate in online discussion groups. Each module on the course is separately assessed, and this may be by examination and/or assignment, including a Dissertation Project. Students are expected to evaluate theoretical or practical frameworks for the analysis and critical evaluation of a variety of issues, informed by recent research. Where appropriate, they are also expected to produce new critiques, methodologies and insights and propose new solutions to problems.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £12,500
Duration: 12|16 Months Start Month: September
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MSc Business with Financial Management
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Duration: 12|24 Months
Status: Open
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MSc: 2 years full-time (with study abroad in second year,September or January start);1 year full-time (September or January start). Working in a large international organisation, a medium sized company or even a small start-up firm requires a range of business capabilities. The most valuable employees are those who have not only a sound knowledge and understanding of the various aspects of a business, but those who demonstrate strong leadership potential. The ‘Business with’ suite of courses has been developed for those who are looking to enhance their business acumen or offer those seeking a grounding in business a strong platform on which to build. So whether your first degree was in business or not, this course will help you establish your career in the business world. To be successful on this course, you will need enthusiasm, commitment and a willingness to not only work hard but to embrace new ways of thinking. We also expect you to show initiative and be able to work independently. The modules have been carefully written to cover general business functions, strategic management and organisational analysis – all skills which are geared to develop capabilities specific to employability. In the second semester you will have the opportunity to specialise in a choice of pathways.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £13,500
Duration: 12|24 Months Start Month: Sep. | Jan.
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Application Fee: £0.00

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