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Higher Education (PGCE) PGCert

This Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education is designed for all those teaching in higher education. Reflecting on your own experience of teaching, including critical incidents, we consider the factors that contribute to effective teaching strategies in the education of adults, including: understanding how students learn; teaching and learning techniques and resources; ways of establishing and maintaining effective learning environments; and developing an integrated approach to assessment.

  • Duration of training: 12 Months
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Web Design and Development PGCert

The key theme of this course is its focus on a user-based approach to designing websites and on implementation through standards-based, accessible code. It is also suitable for those wishing to develop a personal project.

  • Duration of training: 12 Months
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Psychodynamics of Human Development PGDip

Established in 1996, this Master's degree in psychodynamics provides an understanding of human development through the theoretical and clinical issues raised by infant observation, through work study seminars and through psychoanalytic and Jungian analytic theories. This includes recent research in child development and contemporary issues in psychodynamic or Jungian analytic theory.

  • Duration of training: 24 Months
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Management PGDip

This programme has a flexible structure, which allows you to choose to concentrate on a general background in business and management or to focus on a specialist area. Whichever you choose, the programme provides a solid grounding in key aspects in management and draws upon the Department of Management's areas of research expertise.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time evening | Full time
Applied Statistics PGCert

This 2-year, part-time MSc programme in Applied Statistics is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society and has been specially designed to meet the personal and career development needs of people who want to continue working, while also studying in the evening. Many of our students, as part of their everyday work, are involved in data analysis, the interpretation of statistics, the optimal design and control of systems, and the modelling and prediction of time-dependent phenomena.

  • Duration of training: 12 Months
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Psychology PGDip

This Master's degree in psychology provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary psychological theory and research, designed to provide the Graduate Basis for Registration to the British Psychological Society (conversion course). The programme provides opportunities for you to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas: key principles of psychological theory, including perception, attention and performance, developmental psychology, memory and cognition, social psychology, psychobiology, individual differences; practical skills in research methodology, including the formulation of hypotheses, designing and reporting experiments using a range of research methodologies, and subject-specific IT skills; design and execution of an independent research project, under supervision; and transferable skills in critical thinking, including learning how to evaluate hypotheses, presentation writing and delivery, report writing and essay writing.

  • Duration of training: 36 Months
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Digital Media Management PGCert

With the second wave of internet development as an integrated part of both the public and private sectors, there is greater realism and a recognition of the need to ensure that organisations implement effective management techniques. This specialist course examines the issues and opportunities in the development of interactive digital media, particularly in relation to the internet.

  • Duration of training: 12 Months
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Museum Cultures PGCert

The MA Museum Cultures offers you the opportunity to study this expanding and dynamic field at close proximity to the most world-distinguished museums and galleries. If you are contemplating a career in the museum and gallery sector and if you are interested in developing an in-depth understanding of contemporary debates about museums and their cultural significance, then this is the course for you.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time evening | Full time
History of Art with Photography PGCert

Photography has become the major form of image-making and visual communication since its development in the nineteenth century. Its importance has been recognised in many areas of scholarship: history of art, media and cultural studies, literature, memory and memorialisation, gender and identity, philosophy and law.

  • Duration of training: 12 Months
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Creative Industries (Management) PGCert

The cultural industries are a range of activities that focus on the social and economic potential of creativity. This programme will give you an advanced, in-depth understanding of how creativity functions in organisations and the best management practices for creating, circulating and commercialising ideas, knowledge and information, at local, national and global levels.

  • Duration of training: 12 Months
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Cloud and Data Technologies PGCert

This specialist programme in cloud and data technologies focuses on 2 important technologies in the IT industry and their relationship to current and emerging IT industry practice. You will gain specialist knowledge and technical skills that you can use in the analysis of problems arising in the use of cloud and data technologies, in evaluation and application of their use, and in research into, and development of, new technologies.

  • Duration of training: 12-24 Months
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Journalism PGCert

This programme offers you the opportunity to acquire a fast-track but thorough grounding in practical journalistic skills, a strong working knowledge of the media industry and the principal contemporary theories of media and culture, and an ability to develop professional writing skills across journalistic genres. Beyond the core skills delivered in the fast-track module, subsequent modules combine professional skills with a more conceptual understanding of how to interpret and communicate ideas in professional media work.

  • Duration of training: 12 Months
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Museum Cultures PGDip

The MA Museum Cultures offers you the opportunity to study this expanding and dynamic field at close proximity to the most world-distinguished museums and galleries. If you are contemplating a career in the museum and gallery sector and if you are interested in developing an in-depth understanding of contemporary debates about museums and their cultural significance, then this is the course for you.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time evening | Full time
Climate Change PGCert

Climate change is a multifaceted issue, with relevance across a wide range of economic sectors and policy areas. The MSc Climate Change offers you the chance to take a truly interdisciplinary approach to your study in climate change, engaging with academic, professional and popular literature.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time evening | Full time
History of Art with Photography PGDip

Photography has become the major form of image-making and visual communication since its development in the nineteenth century. Its importance has been recognised in many areas of scholarship: history of art, media and cultural studies, literature, memory and memorialisation, gender and identity, philosophy and law.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time evening | Full time
Analytical Chemistry PGDip

This modular Master's degree delivers comprehensive training in analytical chemistry, with the opportunity to specialise in areas such as forensic, clinical and biopharmaceutical or environmental analysis. The programme is available both part-time and full-time, by day release, and offers the opportunity to complete a research project in our research laboratories.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time evening | Full time
Econometrics PGCert

The study of econometrics covers linear regression models, a wide variety of hypothesis tests and techniques for estimating systems of equations. Techniques are illustrated with economic examples such as models with rational expectations, as well as consumption, production and money demand functions.

  • Duration of training: 12 Months
  • Study mode: Part time evening
History of Art PGDip

History of art is a rich and dynamic discipline, combining the rigorous investigation of the visual arts with the creative exploration of their connections to culture, politics and society. Postgraduate study in this area trains you at a high level in looking at, thinking about and researching art and its histories.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time evening | Full time
Environment and Sustainability PGDip

This MSc Environment and Sustainability aims to provide an advanced-level grounding in sustainable responses to a broad range of environmental issues. It explores the relationship between policy, practice and the ecological environment and the development of effective strategies for addressing the threats and opportunities posed by environmental issues.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time evening | Full time
Gender, Sexuality and Society PGCert

This programme is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, bridging the divide between the social sciences and the arts and humanities. The Gender, Sexuality and Society programme focuses on political and social issues, including the diverse and changing nature of personal relationships, economics and the workforce, and development and legal studies.

  • Duration of training: 12 Months
  • Study mode: Part time evening
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