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Higher Education PGCE

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: 1 year
  • Study mode: Part time
Web Design and Development PGCert

This course focuses on a user-based approach to designing websites and implementation through standards-based, accessible code. It is also suitable for those wishing to develop a personal project.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Psychodynamics of Human Development PGDip

This Postgraduate Diploma, 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: 2 years
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Applied Statistics PGCert

This programme 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: 1 year
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Management PGDip

In this programme, you will have the opportunity to explore specialist management issues within the fields of human resource management, strategic management, marketing, and accounting and finance, along with a variety of options. Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management.

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

Museums have been of enormous importance in shaping empires, nations and cities, and their collections are connected to wider histories of conflict and social change. To study museums is to study the development and fierce contestation of our collective cultural imagination and memory.

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

This programme enables you to learn about - and to negotiate your individual path through - historical and contemporary photographic cultures, in order to develop your interests, whether your engagement with the medium is academic, artistic, personal or vocational. The Postgraduate Certificate is ideal if you are interested in studying history of art at postgraduate level for personal or professional reasons, but you don't want to commit to a full MA.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • 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: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Gender, Sexuality and Society PGDip

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: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time evening | Full time
Museum Cultures PGDip

This programme 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
Digital Media Management PGCert

This programme examines issues and opportunities in digital media, giving you practical and analytical skills and experience in the management of digital media development from strategy, purpose and initial project research to the proposal, presentation and marketing through a distinctive and professional business plan. You will choose a project topic, describe its relevance to work or personal interests and decide on the means of delivery and evaluation.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Part time
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: 1 year
  • Study mode: Part time evening
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: 1 year
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Arts Management PGDip

This flexible Postgraduate Diploma is designed for existing arts managers who wish to develop their practice and understanding of the background, theories and principles of arts and cultural management, or for those who wish to pursue a career in arts management and who satisfy other entry criteria. It explores the requirements and benefits of strategic management, balancing theory and practice within the context of the prevailing social, political, economic and technological environments.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time | Part 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: 1 year
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Analytical Chemistry PGDip

This modular Postgraduate Diploma 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
Environment and Sustainability PGDip

This course 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
Philosophy PGDip

This programme is ideal if you want to develop your philosophical interests without undertaking a full Master's programme. On this course, you will take all of the same taught elements as you would for our MA Philosophy, but you are not required to undertake an independent research project (dissertation).

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