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Creative Writing PGDip

The PG Diploma in Creative Writing is a two-year part-time programme, aimed at writers wishing to develop their creative and critical skills at an advanced level. The programme adopts an all-encompassing approach to the discipline of creative writing, taking in a variety of genres and exploring the major forms of prose, poetry and scripts.

  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Parish Church Studies: Heritage, History and Fabric PGDip

The postgraduate diploma in Parish Church Studies offers a unique opportunity to gain detailed and practical knowledge of the history, use, care and conservation of parish churches. The online format offers you the opportunity to study in your own home and somewhat at your own pace, extensively supported by an expert in the field, and learning as part of an active online community.

  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Secondary Education (Mathematics) PGCE

National concern about Mathematics teaching, and developments in our knowledge about how children learn Mathematics, have led to changes in emphasis and teaching approaches to meet the needs of the whole ability range in schools. You will consider these changes as you learn to help pupils engage in mathematical thinking and how to use and evaluate different approaches to teaching Mathematics: these include practical work, problem solving and open-ended investigative work, mental methods of calculation, the use of calculators and computers and stronger links with other subjects and the world of work.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings) PGCert

This course attracts graduates in architecture, archaeology, history of art, architectural history and related subjects. It also appeals to experienced conservation practitioners from multi-disciplinary backgrounds, including architects, surveyors planners, conservators and practising craftsmen in various fields, who wish to advance their professional training.

  • Duration of training: 6 months
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Biology) PGCE

This programme develops trainees' school experiences in order to explore some of the wider concers of Biology and Science teachers today, and provides opportunities to broaden professional experiences. There are sessions that are particularly important for Biology teachers: teaching ethics, teaching evolution and handling controversial issues such as intelligent design and teaching reproduction.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology PGDip

This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills in green chemistry and green chemical technology to prepare you for a range of different careers in research, process development, environmental services, manufacturing, law, consultancy and government. The course consisting of taught material and a substantial research project.

  • Duration of training: 9 months
  • Study mode: Full time
Astronomy PGDip

This programme will offer home astronomers, who may have graduated in subjects other than physics, the opportunity to gain a formal postgraduate qualification in Astronomy and Astrophysics, and is designed to give students a robust and up-to-date background in these areas. Over the course of two years, we will explore the solar system, stellar physics, infra-red, radio and high energy astronomy, as well as discussing the foundations of cosmology.

  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings) PGDip

This course attracts graduates in architecture, archaeology, history of art, architectural history and related subjects. It also appeals to experienced conservation practitioners from multi-disciplinary backgrounds, including architects, surveyors planners, conservators and practising craftsmen in various fields, who wish to advance their professional training.

  • Duration of training: 9 months
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Chemistry) PGCE

This programme develops trainees' school experiences in order to explore some of the wider concerns of Chemistry and Science teachers today, and provides opportunities to broaden professional experiences. There are sessions that are particularly important for Chemistry teachers: teaching the concept of acids and pH, elements, mixtures and compounds and exothermic and endothermic reactions.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Modern Foreign Languages: French) PGCE

The University and school based sessions deliver a programme which aims to provide trainees with a knowledge of the principles of language teaching and learning. Your training will support you in your learning, reflection and teaching in a way that integrates theory and practice at all times.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Physics) PGCE

The programme develops trainees’ school experiences in order to explore some of the wider concerns of Physics and Science teachers today, and provides opportunities to broaden professional experiences. There are sessions that are particularly important for Physics teachers: teaching forces, electricity or energy.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Music Education (Instrumental and Vocal Teaching) PGDip

This new taught programme will develop pedagogical skills in a context in which students can draw upon and deepen their existing practical experience as instrumental/vocal teachers. Students will develop theoretical and practical understanding of instrumental teaching, research skills and strategies for reflective practice: skills enhancing employability and capability.

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

This course attracts a vibrant mix of UK and international students. These include graduates in architecture, archaeology, history of art, architectural history, and related subjects, as well as experienced conservation practitioners from multi-disciplinary backgrounds, including architects, surveyors planners, conservators and practising craftsmen in various fields.

  • Duration of training: 9 months
  • Study mode: Full time
Women's Studies (Humanities) PGDip

This programme aims to provide a solid grounding in interdisciplinary women's studies, emphasizing gendered aspects of cultural life, representation and textual enquiry; to expose students to an interdisciplinary range of conceptual, theoretical and methodological approaches to and debates within women's studies; to familiarize students with the epistemological and philosophical underpinnings of feminist methodologies in the humanities; to foster the development of a critical, self-reflexive and independent approach to research and scholarship, as well as the acquisition of transferable skills; to provide candidates with a range of skills and competences appropriate to higher degree research in the humanities.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time | Part time
Mathematical Finance (online) PGCert

In this course online students will be developing skills and competence in Mathematical and Quantitative Finance which are of direct relevance in the field of work, and can open up fantastic employment and progression opportunities. The online programme has built-in flexibility to meet the needs of distance learners from diverse backgrounds city and other professionals, who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree programme without disrupting their career commitments; individuals, companies and professional organisations seeking suitable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses; recent university graduates who need to support themselves or their families while continuing their studies to postgraduate level; students who find it difficult to attend a campus-based programme because of a variety of reasons such as family care commitments or disability; overseas students who seek a degree in Mathematical Finance from a leading British university but prefer or need to pursue their studies from their home country.

  • Duration of training: 3 years
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Music Production PGCert

The PGCert in Music Production degree is aimed at students wishing to explore the practice and theory of Music Production. This combines a very broad view of the techniques and applications of production for audio media with the subsequent development of more tightly focussed individual skills and scholarship.

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

This programme is for Consultant Social Workers recruited to supervise participants of the Think Ahead programme. It is composed of two modules.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Part time
Women's Studies (Humanities) PGCert

This programme aims to provide a solid grounding in interdisciplinary women's studies, emphasizing gendered aspects of cultural life, representation and textual enquiry; to expose students to an interdisciplinary range of conceptual, theoretical and methodological approaches to and debates within women's studies; to familiarize students with the epistemological and philosophical underpinnings of feminist methodologies in the humanities; to foster the development of a critical, self-reflexive and independent approach to research and scholarship, as well as the acquisition of transferable skills; to provide candidates with a range of skills and competences appropriate to higher degree research in the humanities.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Cultural Heritage Management PGDip

This is a general programme of study, exploring the multi-disciplinary nature of the heritage environment. It is therefore suitable not just for students of Archaeology or History, but for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the heritage sector.

  • Duration of training: 9 months
  • Study mode: Full time
Music Production PGDip

This new programme provides practical, theoretical and analytical study of the creation, perception and reception of audio productions. An interdisciplinary approach is adopted which examines how creative studio practice is informed by perspectives provided by science and engineering (acoustics, psychoacoustics, electroacoustics, signal processing) as well as composition, performance and musicology.

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