Postgraduate International Prospectus 2020/2021 - Ulster University

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Postgraduate International Prospectus 2020/2021 - Ulster University
Postgraduate International Prospectus 2020/2021 - Ulster University
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4       Welcome to Ulster             30   Professionally relevant      44   Applying to Ulster
        University                         education                         University
6       We are Ulster University      32   Building the university of   46   General entrance
8       Leading edge research              tomorrow                          requirements
10      Learning that works with      34   Life on campus               47   English language support
        your life                     38   Your home from home          48   Dates for your diary
12      A global welcome              40   Learning, teaching and       50   A global alumni network
14      A taste of Northern Ireland        assessment                   52   Courses at Ulster
                                      42   Fees, funding & finance

24      Getting here                                                    116 Course index
26      Investing in your future      43   International scholarships   118 Useful contacts
                                           & discounts
28      Supporting your career                                          119 Disclaimer

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Welcome                               to Ulster University.
                                                           Your postgraduate adventure starts here.
                                                           Welcome to Ulster – a university that places        We recognise that relocating and, in many
                                                           ambition at the heart of everything to create       instances, living away from family and friends for
                                                           the most rewarding student experience possible.     the first time can be a daunting experience – it is
                                                                                                               also an exciting one. Our Global Engagement
                                                           It is our people and their successes that truly
                                                                                                               team is dedicated to ensuring your transition from
                                                           set us apart.
                                                                                                               home to studying with us is as smooth as possible.
                                                           We are renowned for our teaching excellence,
                                                           underpinned by world-leading research. Your         Whatever your aspirations today, our learning
                                                           learning is directly influenced by distinguished    experience stretches minds, embraces challenge
                                                           experts making pioneering breakthroughs, the        and strives for the inconceivable, to shape the
                                                           benefits of which are felt far and wide.            artists, engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs
                                                                                                               of tomorrow.
It is our                                                  Our strong collaboration with industry is

people and their
                                                           reflected in our dynamic course portfolio,          Be a part of our extraordinary story.
                                                           meeting new and emerging sector demands

                                                           to ensure industry-relevant programmes              I look forward to welcoming you.
                                                           producing work-ready graduates.
                                                           Northern Ireland is renowned for its friendliness
                                                           and warm welcome. Our vibrant cities, unspoilt
                                that truly set us apart.   countryside, efficient public transport and         With best wishes,
                                                                                                               Professor Paddy Nixon
                                                           minimal congestion ensure a quality of life
                                                           unsurpassed by few.                                 Vice-Chancellor and President
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 We are
                                                                              Teaching excellence                A global community               Industry-relevant
                                                                              We are renowned, both              We recruit international         education
                                                                              locally and internationally, for   students from more than 100      Many of our programmes
                                                                              the quality of our teaching.       countries across the globe.      have been developed with
                                                                              World-class research               Our internationally diverse      input from industry and
                                                                              enhances our teaching and          staff and student population     professional bodies, ensuring
                                                                              sets us apart from many other      enriches the student             they are relevant and meet
 OF THE WORLD’S                      IN THE UK FOR     INVESTED IN RESEARCH   education providers.               experience at Ulster.            industry needs. We are proud
UNIVERSITIES UNDER                OUTSTANDING IMPACT     AND INNOVATION                                                                           to count many leading experts
                                   IN LAW RESEARCH          EACH YEAR         Cutting edge research              Affordable learning              and practitioners among our
  50 YEARS OLD                                                                We have a strong track             Postgraduate study can
 (Times Higher Education, 2018)          (REF, 2014)                                                                                              teaching staff.
                                                                              record in research and             be a significant financial
                                                                              innovation, addressing real-       commitment. Our courses are      On-going investment
                                                                              world issues of both local         competitively priced to ensure   We invest significantly in new
                                                                              and global relevance. In the       value for money and offer        buildings and facilities across
                                                                              2014 Research Excellence           flexible repayment terms.        our campuses to enhance
                                                                              Framework (REF) assessment,        Postgraduate study represents    the student experience. The
                                                                              Ulster was named as one of         an excellent investment in       redevelopment of our existing
                                                                              the top universities in the UK     your future career.              Belfast campus is an exciting
                                                                              for world-leading research.                                         initiative representing the
                                                                                                                                                  creation of a modern university
                                                                              Ulster welcome                                                      in the heart of the city.
                                                                              The welcome of our student
                                                                              community and supportive
   INTERNATIONAL                      OF ALL UK           195,000             staff creates a uniquely
                                                                              ‘Ulster’ experience. Our

STUDENTS FROM OVER                 UNIVERSITIES FOR         ALUMNI            campuses offer an inclusive
                                                                              learning environment
                                   OVERALL RESEARCH        WORLDWIDE
100 COUNTRIES                            (REF, 2014)
                                                                              welcoming learners from all

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edge research
Leading                                             Excellence in teaching, underpinned by
                                                    world-leading research, is the foundation
                                                    upon which every quality university is
                                                    built. Ulster University has an outstanding
                                                    reputation for teaching and a strong
                                                    track record in research and innovation,
                                                    addressing real-world issues of both local
                                                    and global relevance.

                                                    The University offers a range of research
                                                                                                   Ulster is
                                                                                                   renowned and
                                                    degree programmes, which may be
                                                    undertaken on a full or part-time

                                                    basis. Options are also available for
                                                    international PhD researchers to study
                                                    under the Framework for Distance
                                                    Research Study.
                                                                                                      for its world-leading
                                                    There are numerous opportunities
                                                    available throughout the year to apply
                                                    for fully funded PhD scholarships and
                                                    these are listed on the Doctoral College

                                                    PhD researchers at Ulster can also
                                                    access the ‘Researcher Development
                                                    Programme’, a comprehensive suite of
                                                    face-to-face workshops, online learning
                                                    provision and other training and
                                                    development opportunities.

                                                    Ulster is renowned and respected for its
                                                    world-leading research, as demonstrated
                                                    in the 2014 Research Excellence
                                                    Framework (REF).

                                                    As an Ulster student, you benefit first
                                                    hand from our discoveries and advances,
                                                    working with leading academics to
                                                    develop the knowledge and skills to
                                                    transform our economy and society.

                                                    Each year we spend over £46 million on
                                                    research. We continue to develop and
                                                    invest in our capabilities to ensure we stay
                                                    at the forefront of innovation.

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that works
with your life
At Ulster University, we       Our professionally
recognise that flexibility     relevant programmes
is important, particularly     prepare you for a
when considering               rewarding career, meeting
postgraduate study. With       the needs of employers
four campus locations          and the aspirations of
across Northern Ireland        students.
(Belfast, Coleraine,
Jordanstown and                Our Masters with
Magee), you can study          Advanced Practice enables
full-time on campus            you to gain valuable
with many of our               workplace environment
Masters having starts          experience.
dates in September and
January. If you choose         You will also benefit
to study around work           from teaching which is
or home commitments,           academically excellent and
our suite of eLearning         informed by leading- edge
programmes can provide         research.
the flexibility you require.
                               In addition, many of
We deliver a range of          our programmes offer          The lecturers at Ulster University are
course types and awards        professional qualifications   among the best in the world. Their
including postgraduate         and accreditation, giving     knowledge, passion and unconditional
certificate, postgraduate      you that extra edge in        care and support makes me feel
diploma, Masters and           today’s competitive labour    emotional - it was so superb. The whole
extended Masters, giving       market.                       experience of Ulster and the warmth,
you greater flexibility and                                  generosity and hospitality of the people
choice over your learning                                    has made a lasting impression on my life.
                                                             Azadeh Sobout, Iran
                                                             PhD Law

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Ulster treated me like
family; like their own

That’s one of the
reason’s why I chose
Ulster University.

Berin Jabez Grant, India
BSc Business

                                                  Students from across the         in teaching and research            You will also be encouraged
                                                  world have chosen to study       to make us a leading UK             to get to know other Ulster
                                                  at Ulster University and gain    education provider.                 students through engagement
                                                  a highly valued degree.                                              with the Students’ Union.
                                                                                   Our Global Engagement team
                                                  The Ulster experience not        will provide you with advice        Our Student Support staff and
                                                  only offers you academic         on our courses, assistance          the Students’ Union are also
                                                  excellence, but you will         with your application and           on hand to help you settle in
                                                  also be part of a friendly       information about life at Ulster.   to Ulster life.
                                                  and welcoming university,

                                                  committed to providing           They will also continue to           FIND OUT MORE
                                                  you with a quality student       support you during your time
                                                  experience.                      with us. To ensure you feel 
                                                                                   right at home, you will have
                                                  Modern facilities for sport,     the opportunity to participate
                                                  leisure and accommodation        in a wide variety of events
                                                  combine with our international   organised for international
                                                  reputation for excellence        students across all campuses.

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A taste of
Ireland.                                                                                                                      Image courtesy of
                                                                                                                              © Christopher Heaney

Welcome to
Northern Ireland
No matter where in the world you are              Northern Ireland
from, studying in Northern Ireland
will be an unforgettable experience.
                                                  has the lowest
                                                  cost of student
                                                  living in the UK1
International students love our location
because it is so convenient to the rest of
the UK and Europe.
                                                  people                                    The nightlife in Belfast
                                                                                            is brilliant. I love the
Belfast is less than one hour from
London by air and there are almost                in the UK2                                Catherdal Quarter. I
30 daily flights to choose from.                                                            love going to the roof
                                                                                            top bars in the Summer
                                                                                            and the cosy pubs in
International students also enjoy our             Lonely Planet’s                           the Winter. The hiking
green landscape and dramatic coast-                                                         here is wonderful. They
lines – not to mention our cultural and           Top Region to visit                       have all sorts of great
historic-rich cities.
                                                  in 2018                                   mountains and trails that
                                                                                            you can hike or bike.

                                                  1 Which? University, 2018.                Kayleigh Corrigan, USA
                                                  2 Office for National Statistics, 2017.   MFA Photography
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FABULOUS                                                                                                   Pubs
FOOD!Northern Ireland is a great destination
                                                                                                           Whichever Ulster campus you
                                                                                                           choose, you will never be far away
                                                                                                           from renowned pubs and clubs.
     for lovers of good food and drink.                                                                    Some of the most well-known student venues
                                                                                                           include the Anchor bar in Portstewart, Sugar
     From seafront restaurants along the Causeway Coastal Route to                                         nightclub in Derry~Londonderry, and The Duke of
     seafood bars at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, contemporary                                        York and The Spaniard in Belfast – a pub enjoyed
     city restaurants, and hearty pub grub in beautiful rural spots. With a                                by the cast of Game of Thrones.
     number of recent worldwide accolades, the quality and authenticity of
     our local produce is undeniable.

                                                                              Northern Ireland is the most
                                                                              affordable part of the UK. The
                                                                              tuition fee, transport fee and
                                                                              living costs are relatively low
                                                                              compared to the UK mainland.
                                                                              Ng Cho K, China
                                                                              MSc Biotechnology Research

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the                                               & theatre
     We love to                                          Northern Ireland
     celebrate.                                          is home to Nobel
                                                         Laureates and
     During your time at Ulster University,
     make the most of great events across                award-winning
     North Ireland.
     Love speed? Enjoy the North West 200
     (Portrush/Causeway Coast) or the Ulster
     Grand Prix (Crumlin). Love food? Try one            Tour Heaney country in Magherafelt
     of our many foodie events such as The               and gain an insight into the
     Ould Lammas Fair (Ballycastle). There’s             landscape that inspired world-famous
     something to suit all tastes.                       poet Seamus Heaney. Enjoy a new
                                                         play by local writers including Marie
                                                         Jones and Owen McCaferty, classic
                                                         works from internationally acclaimed
                                                         Brian Friel, or touring productions at
                                                         world class theatre venues.

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The legend of

                                                                Embrace your surroundings and
                                                                pack as much into your time
                                                                outside your studies.

                                                                Paddle along canoe trails, surf or
                                                                body board on waves coming from
Only in Belfast can you                                         the roaring North Atlantic or head to
follow Titanic’s remarkable journey
                                                                the Mourne Mountains, where you can
from the drawing board to the
slipways, or stand on the vast floor                            walk, climb or horse-ride.
of the dock where she was fitted out
– her last footprint on land.

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                              Made for                 THE
                                                golf   Giant’s
                                                       VISITOR CENTRE AND
                                                       THE CAUSEWAY
Northern Ireland is made for golf
and our home-grown talent in
                                                       COASTAL ROUTE
Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell
and Rory McIlroy – all of whom
are honorary graduates of Ulster                                                                The Giant’s Causeway
                                                                                                is a spectacular natural
– is testament to this.
                                                       Northern Ireland is a lovely             attraction and Northern
                                                                                                Ireland’s only UNESCO
Northern Ireland really is the playground              place; it is so peaceful,                World Heritage Site.
of champions. Perfect your technique
on the superb world-class links of Royal               full of nature and people                Visit the world-class visitor centre. Are
                                                                                                the basaltic columns the work of giant,
Portrush - home to the 148th Open - or
hone your skills on a diverse range of
                                                       are really friendly. I’ve                Finn McCool or Mother Nature? You
                                                                                                decide. Complete the experience by
parkland and seaside courses. We have                  made lifelong memories                   driving the Causeway Coastal Route,
over 90 great courses to choose from.                                                           a road trip recognised as one of the
                                                       and friendships.                         top-5 drives in the world.

                                                                 Monica Lopes Tonello, Brazil

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                                                                                                          New York
                                                                             Los Angeles                                                       Kuwait City                                            Seoul      Tokyo

                                                                                                                                                     Riyadh         New Delhi                     Hong Kong
                       Belfast                                                 Mexico City

                                                                                                                                   Abuja                                  Kuala Lumpur
                                                                                     Warsaw                                                                                               Singapore
                                 London                                              2HRS
                                                   Amsterdam Berlin
                                                   1HR          1HR
                                                   35MINS       35MINS
                                                                                   Krakow                               Brasilia

                                          1HR                    Salzburg
                                          45MINS                 2HRS

                                                                35MINS                      Dubrovnik


                     3HRS                                                                                                                                 Belfast

         2 airports in Belfast,
         Dublin airport only
         90 minutes away.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Warsaw
                                                                                                                                                                      London                                               2HRS
                                                                                                                                                                                         Amsterdam Berlin
         Direct flights from Belfast                                                                                                                                                     1HR           1HR
         to over 180 destinations                                                           Edinburgh                                                                                    35MINS        35MINS

                                                                                     Glasgow                                                                                                                             Krakow
         in 42 countries.                                                                                                                                                                                                2HRS
                                                                         Belfast                          Newcastle
         1 hour from London,                                                                                                                                                    Paris
         35 flights per day.                                                                                                                                                    1HR                      Salzburg
                                                                                                       Manchester                                                               45MINS                   2HRS

                                                                                                     Liverpool                                                                               Geneva
                                                                     Dublin                                                                                                                  2HRS
                                                                                                        Birmingham                                                                           20MINS
                                                                                                                                                                                                        35MINS                    Dubrovnik
                                                                                        Cardiff                 London

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Investing in
    your future

                                                                                                                                                                 Ulster University
                                                                                                                                                                 has very enhanced
                                                                                                                                                                 independent learning.
                                                                                                                                                                 I strongly recommend
                                                                                                                                                                 my students to go
                                                                                                                                                                 abroad to broaden
                                                                                                                                                                 their vision to get
                                                                                                                                                                 new motivation. I
                                                                                                                                                                 tell them that when
                                                                                                                                                                 studying at Ulster
                                                                                                                                                                 University, they will
                                             Postgraduate study can be a rewarding                 Further your knowledge                                        receive an abundance
                                             experience and a worthwhile investment in your        Undertaking a postgraduate qualification offers an            of knowledge, new
                                             future career.                                        intellectual challenge, allowing you to develop specialist,   experiences and
                                                                                                   in-depth knowledge of your undergraduate discipline           strong technology to
                                             Boost your CV                                         and explore your subject further.                             enhance their life.
                                             Postgraduate study can lead to wider and more
                                             fulfilling career opportunities. A postgraduate       Professional requirements                                     Professor Stenver Lin,
                                             qualification may help you to progress more           Your profession may require specific professional or          PhD Radiology
                                             quickly in your chosen career due to the additional   vocational qualifications only available at postgraduate
                                             skills and knowledge they can provide you with.       level. Postgraduate qualifications can also help towards
                                                                                                   professional accreditation and may be essential for your
                                             Stand out from the crowd                              continuing professional development.
                                             Today’s labour market is competitive and
                                             dynamic, with an increasing number of qualified       New opportunities
                                             candidates. A postgraduate qualification can          Some postgraduate courses allow you to undertake study in
                                             be an effective way of differentiating yourself by    a discipline different to your undergraduate qualification.
                                             demonstrating your commitment and dedication          This enhances the range of opportunities available to you
                                             to your professional development.                     and can allow you to pursue a new career area.

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                                                  At Ulster, we offer a range of professional
                                                  careers services to support our
                                                  postgraduate students. You will have
Over 900 international                            access to expert advice online and on
companies have a                                  campus, sector leading digital resources,
presence in Northern                              access to vacancy information and
Ireland across a                                  opportunities to meet with employers and
variety of industrial                             representatives from professional bodies
sectors including                                 at on-campus events.
information and
communication                                     Our Campus Jobs initiative will ensure
technology; advanced                              that you have access to a range of
manufacturing and                                 on-campus, part-time, paid opportunities
engineering; and                                  while studying at Ulster and our
legal services.                                   Employability Advisor team can support
                                                  you in identifying and competing for

                                                  a wide range of opportunities.

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                                                    Careers at Ulster
                                                    Careers At Ulster

  your career
                                                    Careers at Ulster

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Professionally                                                                               Life and Health Sciences

relevant education
We work hard to ensure employability is at the heart of the learning experience we deliver
and that our courses are professionally relevant, in line with industry needs.
We work in close collaboration with employers and awarding bodies to develop our
curriculum and have achieved extensive accreditation from a range of professional bodies,
across our entire suite of programmes.

(Check individual course information for accreditation details.)

  Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment                                           Ulster University Business School

                                                                                                                                     & INTERNATIONAL TRADE

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Building                                                          teaching and
the university                                                      research.
of tomorrow.
Ulster University is transforming the higher education
landscape with the £264 million landmark development
at the Belfast campus.

Located in the heart of the vibrant Cathedral Quarter, the
visionary new campus is one of the largest higher education
capital builds in Europe. It will provide a progressive
learning, teaching and research environment supported by
the best innovative technology, allowing us to nurture talent
and innovation.

The new campus, planned to open in 2021/22, will not only
transform the student experience as a centre of academic
excellence, it will also be publicly accessible and a valuable
asset for Belfast as a city in which to live, work, study and
do business.

As we move forward, the 75,000sqm campus will house
up to 15,000 students and staff. By locating our bright,
ambitious and creative students in the heart of Northern
Ireland’s capital, we will form a lively student community
and promote a dynamic environment, which will stimulate
and inspire.


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     We are one University with
     four distinct campuses across
     Northern Ireland - Belfast,
     Coleraine, Jordanstown
     and Magee.

     While each campus differs in
                                                  Belfast                            Coleraine
     size and has its own distinctive
     atmosphere, wherever you                     The Belfast campus is              The feeling of community at
     choose to study, you can be                  situated in the artistic and       our Coleraine campus makes
     sure of a first-class student                cultural centre of the city, the   for a warm and welcoming
     experience.                                  Cathedral Quarter. Although        student experience. The
                                                  traditionally associated           relaxed, outdoor atmosphere
                                                  with art, the campus spans         of the north coast is reflected
                                                  an increasing and exciting         in the feel of this thriving
                                                  range of subjects including        campus. Together with the
                                                  architecture, hospitality, event   nearby seaside towns of
                                                  management, photography            Portrush and Portstewart and
                                                  and digital animation. Our         the Giant’s Causeway World
                                                  vibrant campus plays host          Heritage Site, this area is a
                                                  to frequent fashion shows          major international tourist
                                                  and art exhibitions, and is an     destination.
                                                  exciting place to study and

Life on
                                                  work. It is also home to The       A wide range of subjects
                                                  Academy training restaurant.       is available at Coleraine,
                                                                                     which results in an interesting
                                                                                     mixture of students and
                                                                                     staff. Subject areas include

                                                                                     biomedical sciences,
                                                                                     geography and environmental
                                                                                     science, nutrition, optometry,
                                                                                     psychology, pharmacy,
                                                                                     English, history, media and
                                                                                     journalism, travel and tourism,
                                                                                     and teacher education.

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                             Jordanstown                        Magee
                             Jordanstown is the largest of      The friendly village
                             Ulster’s campuses, located         atmosphere of our Magee
                             just seven miles north of          campus offers an intimate
                             Belfast. The campus has a          learning environment
                             strong profile in computing,       in the heart of Northern
                             built environment, business,       Ireland’s second city,
                             engineering, social sciences,      Derry~Londonderry. Located
                             communication and academic         in the North West of Northern
                             disciplines relating to the        Ireland and a short distance
                             science and coaching of            from County Donegal,
                             sport. Sport plays a significant   Derry~Londonderry is ideally
                             part in the life of the campus     situated for exploring some
                             which is home to the Sports        of Ireland’s most dramatic
                             Institute of Northern Ireland      landscapes.
                                                                On-going investment
                             Many students starting their       has provided state-of-
                             degree at Jordanstown will         the-art teaching, research
                             complete their course in the       and support facilities for
                             new Belfast campus.                students and staff. Teaching
                                                                strengths on campus include
                                                                business, cinematic arts, Irish,
                                                                music, drama, computing,
                                                                engineering, nursing, physical
                                                                activity, personalised medicine
                                                                and law.

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                                                                                         Ulster University, Belfast                   Ulster University, Magee
from home
Your home                                     With really good infrastructure, the
                                              accommodation in the University is a
                                              place that you can call home. Living
                                              with your friends or new people from
                                              different parts of the world and at the
                                              same time really close to the main
                                              buildings where you study. It is a
                                                                                         Brand new, state-of-the-art
                                                                                         accommodation is now available
                                                                                         adjacent to the Belfast campus.
                                                                                         All of the rooms are en-suite
                                                                                         with high-speed Wi-Fi provided
                                                                                         throughout. There is a range of
                                                                                         accommodation available from four,
                                                                                         five and six-bed cluster apartments
                                                                                                                                      We offer accommodation for
                                                                                                                                      over 630 students in our student
                                                                                                                                      village and our halls of residence,
                                                                                                                                      Coppin House, both less than five
                                                                                                                                      minutes’ walk from the campus.
                                                                                                                                      All accommodation has access to
                                                                                                                                      high-speed broadband with Wi-Fi
                                                                                                                                      throughout. There are self-contained
                                              pleasant and unique experience.            with shared kitchen/dining and               units available for students who
                                                                                         living facilities, to individual studio      require additional space, privacy and
                                              Andressa Roeder, Brazil                    apartments. To enhance your student          independence. Adapted accessible
                                              BSc Food & Nutrition
                                                                                         experience there is a range of               accommodation is available for
                                                                                         additional facilities available at no        students with a disability.
                                                                                         extra cost including a cinema room,
                                                                                         study hub and gym facilities.         
                                                                                                                                         Residential Services Magee

                                                                                         Ulster University, Jordanstown
                                                                                         Most of the accommodation in our             Ulster University, Coleraine
                                                                                         on-campus student village comprises          Our student village offers fantastic
                                                                                         five-bedroom, en-suite apartments            on-campus accommodation. Most
                                                                                         with high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi          rooms have en-suite facilities and
                                                                                         connections with shared kitchen/             all have a broadband connection
                                                                                         dining facilities. If you require a          and access to the internet with Wi-Fi
                                                                                         bigger space you can rent self-              throughout. There are some suites
                                                                                         contained apartments on-campus.              available for students with special
                                                                                         We provide adapted accessible                or mobility needs. Students seeking
                                                                                         accommodation for students with              more independence may choose to
                                                                                         disabilities. There are a few houses         live in leased accommodation in the
                                                                                         and apartments available on-campus           nearby seaside town of Portstewart.
                                                                                         which have a shared bathroom                 The University allocates and manages
                                                                                         facility and kitchen/living dining areas     this accommodation.
                                              To help you settle into university life,   between five or six residents.
                                              international students are guaranteed                                            
                                              university accommodation if your                      Residential Services Coleraine
                                              application is submitted before the end      Residential Services Jordanstown
                                              of July. University accommodation is
                                              well priced, comfortable and modern,
                                              and we have something to cater for
                                              every budget and taste.

                                              We also arrange a ‘Reslife’ calendar of
                                              social events on arrival and throughout      Campus accommodation starts from:
                                              the year so you can get to know other
                                              students and fully immerse yourself in            Belfast/Jordanstown                 Coleraine              Magee

                                                                                                       £90                          £75                 £75
                                              community life on campus. Activities
                                              include bake-offs, quiz nights and fun
                                              sports events.                                            per week*                   per week*             per week*

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                                                                                           teaching and
                                                   Studying in Ulster
                                                   University was a really
                                                   good experience. I was a
                                                   distance learning student.
                                                   I thought it was going to be
                                                   really hard but the way the
                                                   professors approach you
                                                   and the University software             Our courses are offered          For students who are              Assessment methods vary
                                                   is really helpful. You feel             on a full-time basis and         combining their learning          depending on the course
                                                   like you’re part of the class.          teaching may be delivered        experience with work, our         and may include a mix of
                                                                                           on campus, by eLearning,         eLearning courses offer           examinations, assignments,
                                                  Arslan Khan, Kuwait
                                                                                           or a combination of both         flexibility enabling you to       group work, coursework
                                                  MSc International Business (eLearning)   (blended learning).              study at your own pace, any       portfolio, presentations,
                                                                                                                            place and any time.               clinical practice, or real-life
                                                                                           Teaching times vary from                                           industry projects, among
                                                                                           course to course. You may        Teaching is delivered primarily   other activities.
                                                                                           have classes in the morning      through lectures, seminars
                                                                                           or afternoon (more typical       and tutorials, as well as
                                                                                           for full-time courses), or in    practicals and fieldwork.
                                                                                           the evening. Some of our
                                                                                           postgraduate courses are         Learning is assessed in the
                                                                                           delivered by block teaching.     most appropriate way for
                                                                                           This is an intensive period of   each subject. The purpose
                                                                                           teaching, e.g. three full days   of assessment is to provide
                                                                                           once or twice per semester (a    students with valuable
                                                                                           semester is 12 weeks), and       feedback on their progress
                                                                                           allows you to fit your other     and to further develop course
                                                                                           commitments around your          content and teaching.

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    Funding a place at university
    is one of the most important
    considerations for all
    students. In addition to
    Northern Ireland being
    one of the most affordable
    regions in the UK to live and
    study, we also offer highly
    competitive tuition fees.

Fees, funding & finance                                                                            scholarships & discounts
Flexible payment                 Our current tuition fees can     These may include:               To help you with the cost of your    International Postgraduate Scholarship
To help spread the cost of       be found on our website.                                          studies, Ulster University offers
your studies, tuition fees can                                    • Residential visits             an attractive scholarship and          Available to all international (non-EU) students on a
be paid back in five monthly      FIND OUT MORE                   • Field trips                    support package to all qualified       full-time postgraduate course delivered on one of our
instalments while you learn.                                                                       international students.
                                • Materials (e.g. art, design,                                          Northern Ireland campuses.
Payment options                                                                                    How to apply
Tuition fees are payable in      Additional costs                 • Inoculations                   You don’t need to apply for            £2,000 Scholarship
pounds sterling (£GBP). We       Some courses may have            • Security checks                all our scholarships - some
accept payment by Banker’s       additional costs which are                                        discounts are awarded                Automatically applied as discount to your annual tuition fee.
                                                                  • Computer equipment
Draft, Direct Bank Transfer      not included in your tuition                                      automatically if you are eligible.
                                 fee. These are detailed within   • Uniforms
and also accept all major                                                                          See opposite for details.            Postgraduate Global Support Scholarship
credit/debit cards except for    the individual programme         • Professional memberships
American Express and Laser.      specification as they may vary     etc.                           Other scholarships                     Available to all international (non-EU) students on a
                                 from course to course.                                            There are a number of other
                                                                                                                                          full-time postgraduate course delivered on one of our
International deposit                                              FIND OUT MORE                   scholarships available to
                                 Where a course has                                                                                       Northern Ireland campuses.
International students who                                                                         international students and you
require a Tier 4 Student Visa    additional mandatory            can find details of them on our
are required to pay a £2,000     expenses we make every                                            website.                               £3,000 tuition fee scholarship
deposit.                         effort to highlight them.
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                                                                                                          How to apply
                                                                                                          You can apply directly to Ulster University. Applying
                                                                                                          is free and we aim to make you an offer within two
                                                                                                          working days from receipt of your application.
                                                                                                          Please visit our website for international students:

                                                                                                          Need help?
                                                                                                          Talk to our Regional Manager for your country:

                                                  1                                    2                                      3
                                                  Select                               Check your                             Check your
                                                                                       course entry                           relevant country
                                                  a course                             requirements                           page
                                                  Select the course you want           Visit the online prospectus to check   Access information on qualifications
                                                  to apply for from our online         the academic and English language      and contact details for educational
                                                  prospectus.                          requirements for your course.          representatives in your region.

     Applying to                                  4
                                                                                       Receive your
                                                                                       letter of offer
                                                                                                                              Accept your offer
                                                                                                                              Meet the conditions of your offer

                                                  Submit your application and upload   We will email this to you.             (if any) and pay your deposit.
                                                  your supporting documentation via                                 
                                                  our on-line portal.

     University                                   7
                                                  Need a Tier 4 visa?
                                                  Submit additional documents
                                                  that we need to issue your
                                                  Confirmation of Acceptance for
                                                  Studies (CAS).
                                                                                       Receive your
                                                                                       CAS letter
                                                                                       We will email this to you.
                                                                                                                              Apply for your
                                                                                                                              Tier 4 visa


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General                                            The general entrance
                                                   requirements identify
                                                   the minimum             English
entrance                                                                   language
                                                   qualifications needed
                                                   for application to a
                                                   course at Ulster.

requirements                                                               support                                                                             What if I don’t meet the English
                                                                                                                                                               language requirements?

                                                                             The Centre for English Language Teaching                               degree from us but who have not yet met our
                                                                             (CELT) at Ulster University offers a range of                          standard English language entry requirement of
Postgraduate entry requirements                                              English language programmes designed                                   an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent. The
Most of our Masters require a minimum of a                                   for international students to improve your                             programmes, which are delivered by staff with
UK second-class honours degree, or equivalent,                               understanding and knowledge of the language.                           considerable experience and expertise, will teach
to be considered for entry. However, some                                    The programmes combine academic study,                                 you to learn the necessary skills for university
programmes may require higher or a Bachelor                                  intensive English language preparation, study                          study, improve your English language ability and
degree in a particular subject area.                                         skills and cultural orientation.                                       academic presentation techniques.
Competence in written and spoken English                                     Pre-sessional English Language Courses                                 Improve your English for free while you pursue
is a General Entrance Requirement for entry                                  Ulster University offers a range of Pre-sessional                      your course
to all courses.                                                              English language courses designed to enable you                        In-sessional English language courses
                                                                             to reach the entry level of your chosen degree.                        During your studies at Ulster University there
Please check the relevant subject in the                                     The Pre-sessional English language programmes                          will be opportunities for you to further enhance
postgraduate on-line prospectus at                                           are designed to develop your study skills in English                   your understanding of the English language                                                         language and prepare you for further study with us.                    and develop key skills in writing academically.
 FIND OUT MORE                                                               Depending on your English language ability                             You can choose from a wide range of modules
                                                                             there are two programmes to choose from,                               including; Academic Writing Skills; Accuracy in                               Pre-sessional PLUS or Pre-sessional Standard.                          Writing; Cultural Awareness; and English for
                                                                             Pre-sessional courses are designed for                                 Everyday Life. In-sessional modules are free of
                                                                             international students who have a conditional                          charge, are available on all four campuses and
                                                                             offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate                             can be taken during semesters one and two.

                                                                             Key facts
                                                                             Pre-sessional English is offered at:

                                                                             Course                          Start Date            Duration          Entry Requirements
                                                                                                                                                     *IELTS 5.0 or equivalent with only one band
                                                                             Pre-sessional PLUS              June 2020             11 weeks
                                                                                                                                                     acceptable below this (minimum 4.5).
                                                                                                                                                     *IELTS 5.5 or equivalent with no individual band
                                                                             Pre-Sessional Standard          July 2020             7 weeks
                                                                                                                                                     score less than IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.

                                                                           *If you do not have the above qualification we also accept other Secure English Language Tests (SELTs).
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Dates for
your diary
Semester dates 2020-2021              Graduation dates (provisional)

Welcome Week                          2021 Summer
14-18 September 2020                  28-30 June 2021:
                                      Coleraine campus

Semester One                          30 June – 3 July 2021:
Autumn semester:                      Jordanstown/Belfast campuses
21 September 2020 – 22 January 2021
                                      5 – 6 July 2021:
Christmas holiday:                    Magee campus
14 December 2020 – 1 January 2021

Examinations:                         2021 Winter
From 5 January 2021                   13 – 14 December 2021:
                                      Coleraine/Magee campuses

Semester Two                          15 – 16 December 2021:
Spring semester:                      Jordanstown/Belfast campuses
25 January 2021 – 28 May 2021
                                                                       The lecturers at Ulster
Easter holiday:
                                                                       are among the best
29 March 2021 – 9 April 2021
                                                                       in the world. Their
Examinations:                                                          knowledge, passion
From 10 May 2021                                                       and unconditional
                                                                       care and support was
                                                                       superb. The whole
Semester Three                                                         experience has made
Summer semester:                                                       a lasting impression
20 July – 10 September 2021                                            on my life.

Examinations:                                                          Azadeh Sobout, Iran
From 30 August 2021                                                    PhD Law

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             A global alumni
                                                                 Your journey with Ulster        As an Ulster graduate and         Alumni Mentoring
                                                                 University doesn’t end once     member of this significant
                                                                 you have graduated. At          alumni community, there are       Be inspired and shape your
                                                                 that point you will join our    many opportunities available      career with help from an
                                                                 dynamic and ever-increasing     to help you progress your         Ulster graduate mentor. The
                                                                 family of more than 195,000     career and a range of benefits    Alumni Mentoring programme
                                                                 alumni worldwide.               and services including:           connects students and alumni
                                                                                                                                   with Ulster graduates to receive
                                                                 We develop lifelong, mutually   • Lifelong connections            1-2-1 support and guidance
                                                                 beneficial relationships with   • Exclusive invitations to        with career aspirations and
                                                                 our graduates and we are          events                          professional development.
                                                                 proud of them; they have
                                                                                                 • Access to worldwide
                                                                 achieved distinction in many                                      As a postgraduate student, you
                                                                 fields across the world and                                       can sign-up as a mentee and
                                                                 continue to engage and          • Career advice and job           gain valuable insights from an
                                                                 support the University in a       information                     Ulster graduate who has ‘been
                                                                 variety of ways. Our alumni     • Discounts on University         there and done it’. Alternatively,
                                                                 play a valuable role in           services (Library, Sport        you can register as a mentor
                                                                 supporting students through       Centres, further study)         and share your knowledge and
                                                                 mentoring, internships and      • Opportunities to get            experience to nurture future
                                                                 financial assistance – all of     involved and give back.         talent.
                                                                 this enhances the experience
                                                                 students have during their                                         FIND OUT MORE
                                                                                                 Find out about all of these
                                                                 time at Ulster.
                                                                                                 and other opportunities
                                                                                                 through our website, the
                                                                                                 annual alumni magazine
                                                                                                 Ulster Graduate (printed or         +44 (0)28 9536 7486
                                                                                                 online), regular e-newsletters,
                                                                                                 email communications and
                                                                                                 our social media channels.

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                                       Our alumni play a                                           +44 (0)28 9536 7486

                                         valuable role                                   
                                                                                                   Ulster University Alumni

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                                                                                                   Graduate Diploma

                                                                                                      Jordanstown                This programme is a fast-track conversion qualification for graduates
                                                                                                                                 with non-accounting degrees who wish to pursue a career in
                                                                                                      Full-time                  accounting. In only nine months successful students can obtain the
                                                                                                                                 same exemptions from professional accounting exams as a three-year
                                                                                                                                 degree course. Students study a variety of modules including financial
                                                                                                    Contact                      accounting, management accounting, law and finance.
                                                                                                    Global Recruitment           The programme is accredited by Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI)
                                                                                                    T: +44 (0)28 9036 6755       and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
                                                                                                                                 Careers support is provided during the programme resulting in
                                                                                                                                 excellent employment prospects. Most students enter accounting
                                                                                                    International Admissions
                                                                                                                                 training contracts on completion and some choose to progress to the
                                                                                                    T: +44 (0)28 7012 333        MSc Advanced Accounting.
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                                                                                                   Accounting, Advanced

                                                                                                      Jordanstown                This popular vocational programme is designed to meet the needs
                                                                                                                                 of accounting graduates who wish to pursue a career as a chartered
                                                                                                      Full-time                  accountant. It is an academically challenging programme which attracts
                                                                                                                                 high calibre accounting graduates. It allows students to combine a
                                                                                                                                 postgraduate Masters qualification with study for professional examinations.
                                                                                                    Contact                      The programme is accredited by Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI)
                                                                                                    Global Recruitment           and is currently the only such recognised programme in Northern Ireland
                                                                                                    T: +44 (0)28 9036 6755       which offers accounting graduates the opportunity to gain both a Masters
                                                                                                    E:       qualification and full CAP2 exemptions from CAI.

                                                                                                    International Admissions     The goal of this programme is to produce high-calibre graduates who
                                                                                                                                 will progress quickly through their professional training and advance
                                                                                                    T: +44 (0)28 7012 333
                                                                                                                                 to senior management positions either within professional practice
                                                                                                    E: internationaladmissions   or industry. As a result of the considerable exemptions from CAI
                                                                                                          examinations and support from local employers, employment prospects
                                                                                                                                 are excellent.

                                                                                                   Accounting, Strategic

                                                                                                      Jordanstown                This course provides an opportunity for students to complete all of the
                                                                                                                                 ACCA professional examinations as well as part of the professional
                                                                                                      Full-time                  experience requirement, at the same time as obtaining an MSc.

                                                                                                                                 Successful students will be highly skilled and highly employable.
                                                                                                    Global Recruitment
                                                                                                    T: +44 (0)28 9036 6755

                                                                                                    International Admissions
                                                                                                    T: +44 (0)28 7012 333
                                                                                                    E: internationaladmissions
                                                  for more details and up-to-date information on
                                                            courses at Ulster University.
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Animation                                                                                                                            Artificial Intelligence
MA                                                                                                                                   MSc
                              Building on the success of the BDes Hons Animation programme, which is already impacting local
     Belfast                  and global industry with graduates being honoured at the Prime Time Emmy Awards for their                 Jordanstown                The MSc Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a specialist programme that has
                              contribution to the special visual effects on the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’, this programme                                       the core aim of preparing students for both an industrial career, with
     Full-time                aims to further establish Ulster’s Belfast School of Art as the regional, national and international      Full-time                  skills in the fields of computing, knowledge presentation, reasoning,
                              centre of excellence in CGI, animation for education, research and industry.                                                         autonomic computing, robotics, machine learning, deep learning,
                              You will study a range of modules that will allow you to:                                                                            neural networks, computer vision, natural language processing,
 Contact                      • Develop core skills in animation and a deeper understanding of timing and animation                   Contact                      data analytics in the context of AI, in addition to providing a relevant
 Global Recruitment             principles in action                                                                                                               platform to embark on further research studies. They will also be able
                                                                                                                                      Global Recruitment           to apply the acquired skills in the development of AI systems and
 T: +44 (0)28 9036 6755       • Advance your understanding of story development and alignment to changing markets                     T: +44 (0)28 9036 6755       applications.
 E:       • Develop a deeper understanding of acting, empathising with the character and building a               E:
                                relationship with their audience                                                                                                   Students who exit the course with a Postgraduate Diploma (Exit Award)
 International Admissions     • Develop a broader understanding of computer animation pipelines and their implementation              International Admissions     will have been introduced to all the core taught material and will have a
 T: +44 (0)28 7012 333          in a commercial production environment. From concept through animation, compositing and                                            good understanding of the range of topics and skills associated with the
                                editing, you will develop the skills needed to see their projects through to completion.
                                                                                                                                      T: +44 (0)28 7012 333
 E: internationaladmissions                                                                                                           E: internationaladmissions   creation, evaluation and deployment of AI systems and applications.
                              You will also complete a thesis project, a body of work specific to your chosen area of animation            production.                                                                                       

Art Therapy

     Belfast                  This course promotes an evidence-based integrative and pluralistic theoretical
                              stance, founded on a relational and person-centred way of being, and underpinned
     Full-time                by working within ethical and professional requirements. The MSc Art Therapy is
                              a pre-registration clinical training programme approved by the Health and Care
                              Professions Council (HCPC).
 Contact                      The programme encompasses lectures, seminars and workshops. Students’ artist
 Global Recruitment           and art therapist identities will be promoted, particularly in experiential groups:
 T: +44 (0)28 9036 6755       training groups and studio groups. The MSc Art Therapy also encompasses
 E:       practicum components, with students being on approved clinical placements in
                              diverse organisational settings. These are supported by ongoing supervision from
 International Admissions     experienced HCPC registered art therapists/art psychotherapists, clinical seminars
 T: +44 (0)28 7012 333        and personal therapy. To maximise student clinical and multi-disciplinary team
 E: internationaladmissions   experience and potential for employment, placements will be with approved
                              agencies across statutory and voluntary settings and with clients across the lifespan.            Successful completion of an HCPC-approved programme provides eligibility to
                              apply for HCPC registration. It is a legal requirement that anyone who wishes to
                              practise using a title protected by the Health and Care Professions Council Order
                              2001 (e.g. ‘art therapist’ or ‘art psychotherapist’) is on the HCPC register.

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                                                                                                   Biomedical Engineering

                                                                                                                                 This course is a suitable preparation for employment in the medical device,
                                                                                                                                 pharma and biotechnology sectors and as preparation for PhD studies
                                                                                                      Full-time                  or research positions. It draws upon internationally-recognised research
                                                                                                                                 in areas such as tissue engineering, bioceramics, medical devices,
                                                                                                                                 defibrillators, medical electrodes and drug delivery. Modules include
                                                                                                    Contact                      biomaterials, tissue engineering and bioinstrumentation. The course team
                                                                                                    Global Recruitment           also has a wealth of industrial experience, and several medical device
                                                                                                    T: +44 (0)28 9036 6755       spin-out companies have been established by the School. The course is
                                                                                                    E:       accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
                                                                                                                                 Upon successful completion, students will be more employable, particularly
                                                                                                    International Admissions     within the industry. Another important opportunity for MSc students is
                                                                                                    T: +44 (0)28 7012 333        an academic and/or research career through a PhD programme such
                                                                                                    E: internationaladmissions   as those offered in Ulster’s Engineering Research Institute (ERI) or the
                                                                                                                                 Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Research Institute (NAMRI).

                                                                                                   Biotechnology Research
                                                                                                                                 The purpose of this course is to provide advanced education in
                                                                                                      Coleraine                  biotechnology research to improve the pool of knowledge and
                                                                                                                                 technological skills available to support biotechnology-based industry
                                                                                                                                 and research nationally and internationally. The course has a strong
                                                                                                                                 practical element, with laboratory classes integrated within modules;
                                                                                                                                 students will have the opportunity to undertake an independent research
                                                                                                    Contact                      project within one of the research groups in the Biomedical Sciences
                                                                                                    Global Recruitment           Research Institute (BMSRI). The BMSRI research covers biomedicine from
                                                                                                    T: +44 (0)28 9036 6755       the molecular to the whole human including disease development,
                                                                                                    E:       prevention, diagnosis and therapy.
                                                                                                                                 The course is primarily designed for those who wish to develop their
                                                                                                    International Admissions     career in the biosciences with particular emphasis on biotechnology
                                                                                                    T: +44 (0)28 7012 333        research; including either academia or bio-pharmaceutical and bio-
                                                                                                    E: internationaladmissions   industries.

                                                  for more details and up-to-date information on
                                                            courses at Ulster University.
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Business Development and Innovation

     Jordanstown              The imperative for business development and innovation in challenging times is
                              the key to business growth and economic recovery. The MSc Business Development
     Full-time                and Innovation provides students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding
                              of a range of business-related disciplines, with a particular focus on business
                              development and innovation. The course covers a wide range of relevant topics and
 Contact                      has links with the world-renowned Harvard Business School and Babson College.
 Global Recruitment           Using the considerable research and professional expertise of the course team, a
                              further key objective is to provide an academically challenging and intellectually
 T: +44 (0)28 9036 6755
                              stimulating programme of study that educates, develops and enhances the
 E:       professional competence of students. In short, a course with a strong theoretical
                              underpinning and relevant practical application.
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 T: +44 (0)28 7012 333        For those with considerable existing industrial experience, the course will support
 E: internationaladmissions   career progression, for example, moving from a technical discipline to a wider            management role. For more recent graduates, the course will significantly enhance
                              business knowledge and skills to provide students with an increased knowledge of
                              contemporary and innovative organisational practice, with a solid grounding in a
                              range of relevant business disciplines.

                              The course provides the foundation for opportunities in a range of careers, across a
                              number of business areas. These include business development, strategy, innovation,
                              business analysis, research and consultancy. The course also helps develop
                              competencies for career change/progression, while also providing the necessary
                              tools to enable participants to set-up their own business.

                                                                                                                     for more details and up-to-date information on
                                                                                                                               courses at Ulster University.
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Civil and Infrastructure Engineering                                                                                   Composites and Polymers, Advanced
PGDip/MSc                                                                                                              PGDip/MSc

     Jordanstown              This programme focuses on design and sustainability and is grounded in technical            Jordanstown                The programme has been designed to provide postgraduate education
                              modules covering waste, water, structural design, utilities, road safety and highways.                                 and training in advanced composites (such as those based on carbon
     Full-time                These are supported by project management and sustainable development; a large              Full-time                  fibre or aramid) and polymers, and covers both the materials and
                              dissertation brings research-led studies and unique knowledge with substantial                                         their processing. The course draws upon the internationally recognised
                              industrial linkages. Sustainable development is the key driver in the design, delivery                                 research within the school in areas such as 3D woven preforms (for
                              and assessment of all curricula and material. All content is set in the context of        Contact                      use in the aerospace and other transportation sectors), polymers,
 Contact                                                                                                                                             nanocomposites and technical textiles. The team which delivers
                              scholarly activity in which academic research is blended with professional knowledge      Global Recruitment
 Global Recruitment           and experience to provide a rich learning environment. Input from leading                                              the course also has a wealth of industrial experience built from
 T: +44 (0)28 9036 6755                                                                                                 T: +44 (0)28 9036 6755       collaborations with key companies including Rolls Royce, Bombardier
                              professionals as guest lecturers, mentors and advisors enhances the delivery and
 E:       educational experience.                                                                   E:       and Airbus. The course also attracts part-time students from the local
                                                                                                                                                     polymer processing sector.
                              The course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators as a                            International Admissions
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                              technical master, leading to chartered engineer status through the Engineering                                         The MSc version of the course is accredited by the Institution of
 T: +44 (0)28 7012 333                                                                                                  T: +44 (0)28 7012 333
                              Council.                                                                                                               Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical
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                              Graduate employment may be found in public or private sectors, in built                                                Engineers (IMechE).                                                                                                
                              environment disciplines or careers such as civil engineering, transportation, public
                                                                                                                                                     Upon successful completion of the programme students will be
                              health or environmental engineering, dealing with many key activities such as
                                                                                                                                                     more employable, particularly within the industry. Another important
                              utilities, construction, design, infrastructure, sustainability, environmental and
                                                                                                                                                     opportunity for MSc students is the academic career and/or research
                              track impacts and waste management. Recent graduates have found professional
                                                                                                                                                     career through a PhD programme such as those offered in the
                              employment in the UK water sector, Australian engineering industries, Scottish local
                                                                                                                                                     Engineering Research Institute (ERI) which hosts the MSc programme.
                              authorities, Irish county councils and in research posts.

Communication and Public Relations                                                                                     Construction Business and Leadership                                    (with Management Specialisms)

PGDip/MSc                                                                                                              PGCert/PGDip/MSc
                              This programme has been developed from our popular and successful courses
     Jordanstown                                                                                                          Jordanstown                As the construction industry evolves in response to global financial and
                              in Communication, Advertising and Public Relations, Political Lobbying and
                              Public Affairs, and Health Communication. It reflects the latest trends in                                             investment pressures, clients and construction companies demand highly
     Full-time                                                                                                            Full-time                  qualified individuals who can appraise, plan, procure, assess and manage
                              contemporary theory and current professional practice. The design incorporates a
                              ‘Communication and Public Relations’ core, with opportunities for you to specialise                                    risk, as well as deliver on the complex need of clients and their built assets.
                              in advertising, political lobbying or healthcare.                                                                      This course provides a unique opportunity to develop these vital expert-
 Contact                                                                                                                Contact                      competencies, providing you with the opportunity to lead and manage
 Global Recruitment           You will study four core modules plus two modules in your chosen specialism. This         Global Recruitment           projects for clients and excel within your organisation. The programme
 T: +44 (0)28 9036 6755       model:                                                                                    T: +44 (0)28 9036 6755       includes a choice of specialist management pathways, providing
                                                                                                                        E:       you with an opportunity to specialise in the professional discipline of
 E:       • Provides you with flexibility of choice that allows you to tailor to your individual                                 construction project management, commercial management or built-asset
                                and professional needs                                                                                               management. Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
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                                                                                                                                                     (RICS), the course combines academic learning with best industry practice,
 T: +44 (0)28 7012 333        • Enables you to develop a critical understanding and expertise in the academic           T: +44 (0)28 7012 333
                                                                                                                                                     to challenge and enhance the intellectual skills of students to be the future
 E: internationaladmissions     and professional bases of communication and public relations, with the facility to      E: internationaladmissions   leaders and managers of the construction industry.
                                develop such understanding in specialist areas of advertising, political lobbying 
                                or healthcare                                                                                                        The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Association for Project
                                                                                                                                                     Management (APM), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Royal
                              • Offers a unique and distinctive design with a focus on the elements important
                                                                                                                                                     Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and the Chartered Institute of Building
                                to a career in the communication industry - Allows your named specialism to
                                                                                                                                                     Services Engineering (CIBSE) recognise the award to be of assistance in
                                appear on your parchment.
                                                                                                                                                     gaining professional qualifications.
                              The course is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Students may
                                                                                                                                                     Given the increasing demand for suitably qualified and skilled
                              apply for reduced rate membership.
                                                                                                                                                     professionals in the industry, career opportunities for our graduates are
                              Due to the breadth of the course, you have a range of career options upon                                              extensive within the public, private and voluntary sectors. While most of
                              graduation across the public, private and non-profit sectors, in strategic                                             our graduates find employment at local and national levels, increasingly
                              communication, public relations, advertising, marketing, political lobbying and                                        opportunities are arising with international construction, consulting and
                              internal communication. Further PhD research study is also an option.                                                  client organisations.

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