POSTGRADUATE COURSES 2021

 
POSTGRADUATE COURSES 2021
POSTGRADUATE
COURSES 2021
POSTGRADUATE COURSES 2021
Contents
    CONTENTS

    Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor..................... 3               Biomedical Sciences (Clinical Biochemistry) MSc... 47                 Creative Writing: Writing the City MA.............. 79            Multimedia Journalism (Broadcast/Print
    Coronavirus Update......................................... 5         Biomedical Sciences (Haematology) MSc.......... 47                    English Language and Linguistics MA............... 80             and Online) MA............................................111
    Research......................................................... 7   Biomedical Sciences (Immunology) MSc............ 48                   English Language and Literature MA................. 80            Public Relations MA.......................................112
    London Life...................................................... 9   Biomedical Sciences (Medical Microbiology) MSc...48                   Teaching English to Speakers of Other                             Social Media and Digital Communication MA.... 112
    Careers and Employability.............................. 11            Biomedical Sciences (Medical Molecular                                Languages MA.................................................81
    Postgraduate International Experience............... 15               Biology) MSc.................................................... 49                                                                     Music                                                 113
    Teaching Excellence....................................... 17                                                                               Fashion                                                   83      Audio Production MA....................................115
    Research Degrees: Graduate Schools............... 19                  Business and Management                                        51     Fashion Business Management MA.................. 85               Live Music Management MA..........................115
    Our Campuses and Facilities........................... 21             Digital Business MSc...................................... 53         Menswear MA............................................... 85     Music Business Management MA....................116
    Educating for Professional Life.......................... 23          Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise
                                                                          Development MSc.......................................... 53          Film and Television                              87               Nutrition and Public Health                        117
                                                                          Human Resource Management MA.................. 54                     Film, Television and Moving Image MA............. 89              Global Public Health Nutrition MSc.................119
    Accounting and Finance                              27                International Business and Management                                                                                                   Integrative Health and Wellbeing MSc.............119
    Finance (Banking/International Finance) MSc.... 29                    MSc/MA...................................................... 54       Languages                                                 91      Sport and Exercise Nutrition MSc....................120
    Finance and Accounting MSc.......................... 29               International Development Management MSc.... 55                       International Liaison and Communication MA.... 93
    FinTech with Business Analytics MSc................. 30               International Human Resource Management MA... 55                      Specialised Translation MA............................. 93        Politics and International Relations                   121
    Investment and Risk Finance MSc..................... 30               Management MA........................................... 56           Translation and Interpreting MA....................... 94         Energy and Environmental Change MA...........123
                                                                          MBA............................................................ 56    Diploma in Translation.................................... 94     International Relations and
    Architecture and Interiors                                   31       Project Management MSc............................... 57                                                                                Democratic Politics MA..................................123
    Architecture MA............................................. 33       Sustainability Management and Innovation MSc... 57                    Law                                                         95    International Relations and Security MA...........124
    Architecture and Environmental Design MSc...... 33                                                                                          Corporate Finance Law LLM............................ 97          International Relations MA.............................124
    Architecture Postgraduate Diploma Professional                        Computer Science and Engineering                    59                Entertainment Law LLM.................................... 97
    Practice (RIBA Part III)..................................... 34      Cyber Security and Forensics MSc.................... 61               International and Commercial                                      Psychology                                               125
    Interior Architecture MA.................................. 34                                                                               Dispute Resolution Law LLM............................. 98        Health Psychology MSc..................................127
    Master of Architecture (MArch) (RIBA pt II)......... 35               Construction Management,                                              International Commercial Law LLM................... 98            Psychology MSc............................................128
    Urban Design MA.......................................... 35          Real Estate and Urban Planning                           63           International Law LLM..................................... 99
                                                                          Construction Commercial Management MSc...... 65                       Legal Practice LLM.......................................... 99   Tourism and Events Management                     129
    Art, Design and Visual Culture                           37           Construction Project Management MSc............. 65                   Religion, Law and Society MA/LLM.................100              Event Design and Management MA................131
    Art and Visual Culture MA............................... 39           International Planning and Sustainable                                                                                                  Tourism Management MA..............................131
    Creative Practice MRes................................... 39          Development MA........................................... 66          Marketing                                   101
    Cultural and Critical Studies MA...................... 40             Urban and Regional Planning MA.................... 66                 Marketing Communications MA/MSc..............103                  Transport and Logistics                      133
    Documentary Photography and                                           Real Estate Development MSc.......................... 67              Marketing Management MA/MSc..................103                  Air Transport Planning and Management MSc.... 135
    Photojournalism MA....................................... 40                                                                                                                                                  Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc.... 135
    Interactive Media Practice MA......................... 41             Data Science and Informatics                          69              Media and Communication                               105         Transport Planning and Management MSc.......136
    Museums, Galleries and                                                Big Data Technologies MSc............................. 71             Communication MA......................................107
    Contemporary Culture MA.............................. 41              Business Intelligence and Analytics MSc............ 71                Data, Culture and Society MA........................107           Essential Information                                          137
    Photography Arts MA..................................... 42                                                                                 Digital and Interactive Storytelling LAB MA......108              English Language Development.......................139
                                                                          Economics                                          73                 Diversity and the Media MA...........................108          Studying at Westminster.................................140
    Biological and Biomedical Sciences                     43             Economic Policy and Analysis MSc................... 75                Global Media MA........................................109        Course Structure............................................141
    Applied Biotechnology MSc............................ 45                                                                                    International Media Business MA....................109            Accommodation, Fees and Funding.................141
    Biomedical Sciences MSc................................ 45            English and Creative Writing                          77              Media and Development MA.........................110              Index...........................................................143
    Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology) MSc....... 46                    English Literature: Modern and                                        Media Management MA................................110            Course Enquiries...........................................145
    Biomedical Sciences (Cellular Pathology) MSc... 46                    Contemporary Fictions MA.............................. 79             Media, Campaigning and Social Change MA.... 111                   Map............................................................146

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Welcome
    WELCOME
    FROM THE
    VICE-CHANCELLOR

    The University of Westminster is home to some 19,000 students
    from more than 160 countries. Within this, our flourishing and
    active postgraduate community forms one of the pillars of our
    education offering. At Westminster we value all of our students,
    recognising your individuality and know that you who join us
    are motivated by making a difference. We give you not just
    a postgraduate qualification but a fully rounded educational
    experience that will help you stand out from the crowd.

    Established as London’s first polytechnic in 1838, Westminster
    has continued to develop as a University that thrives on delivering
    transformational education to people from all backgrounds.
    We foster innovation and creativity, informed by professional
    practice and inspired by research. Through our close links in
    business, professional and academic life within London, as well as
    overseas, we stay relevant, ensuring we add value to professional
    practice through our education, research and enterprise offerings.

    Our distinctive approach within research is the way we apply it to
    create impact. Our focus on equality and inclusion and wellbeing for
    all translates into the type of research we produce, delivering insights
    and impacts for a better society. We strive to create a virtuous
    interconnection of research, teaching and enterprise, supporting our
    student body to become global citizens who share our ethos.
    We will continue to build on this. Welcome to Westminster.

    Dr Peter Bonfield OBE FREng
    Vice-Chancellor and President

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
    CORONAVIRUS
    UPDATE

                  The outbreak of the Covid-19 global pandemic       education delivery, offering some on campus
                  this year affected all of us across the globe,     teaching where needed as well as online
                  creating challenges the like of which we had       learning through our ever-enhancing digital
                  never seen before.                                 capability to ensure a seamless educational
                                                                     experience whatever the future may hold.
                  For us as a university, the safety, health and
                  wellbeing of our students and colleagues has       What I have found inspirational throughout this
                  been paramount. Back in March we moved             experience has been the incredible hard work,
                  quickly, taking our entire provision online in     dedication and action taken by our colleagues
                  anticipation of the UK lockdown. Beyond this       and students throughout this in addition to their
                  we wanted to ensure we supported our students      work or studies - becoming volunteers, offering
                  and colleagues as best we could, keeping           equipment for testing, making masks and gowns
                  our accommodation open, providing laptops,         and collecting food and supplies to support
                  online work opportunities and financial help       the fight against Covid-19. It is this energy and
                  where needed. Our Students’ Union established      dedication which makes Westminster who we
                  new online support forums and we have been         are and gives me the resolve to know we will be
                  virtually together while physically apart. We      able to take on any future challenges.
                  know the risk is not over and our teams have
                  been working carefully to plan for our reopening   Dr Peter Bonfield OBE FREng
                  in September taking an agile approach to our       Vice-Chancellor and President

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Research
    RESEARCH

    At Westminster researchers                            “I chose to pursue a Masters at the
    expand existing boundaries.                            University of Westminster because the
    Building on our pioneering past,                       programme I wanted to pursue had
    staff and students, thinkers and                       academics who had made tremendous
    creators, all come together in                         strides in their research and I knew
    our Research Communities to                            learning from them would equip me
    look forwards, anticipate what’s                       with the skills I needed for my chosen
    changing, and embrace the new                          career path”
    with energy and imagination.                           Catherine Kinuthia,
                                                           International Relations and Security MA
    Our focus is to create a positive place and
    culture so all our people are supported and
    encouraged to realise their ambition. Support for
    our Research Environment is led by our Research
    and Knowledge Exchange Office in partnership
    with the Graduate School.
                                                         Sustaining and developing
                                                         the next generation
    Our research communities bring together and
    build on the work of our many strong, existing       Developing and sustaining research is a key priority,
    research groups and centres.                         and Westminster’s Graduate School (see p19)
                                                         provides a thriving home for our doctoral researchers
    The four research communities are:                   and a vibrant researcher development programme
    • Arts, Communication and Culture                    benchmarked to national and European standards.
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Health Innovation and Wellbeing                    For staff, our frameworks for the development
    • Sustainable Cities and the Urban Environment       and enhancement of research excellence in their
                                                         careers have been recognised by awards such as
    Westminster’s world-leading and internationally      Athena Swan Bronze and the HR Excellence in
    excellent research achieves impact that is           Research Award.
    recognised inside and outside academia. Our
    groups and centres are undertaking pioneering,
                                                         Putting our research to work
    high quality, innovative research across a diverse
                                                         We encourage our people to develop and apply
    range of areas. To discover more visit:
    westminster.ac.uk/research/groups-and-centres
                                                         their knowledge and expertise to address the            Pioneering Research
                                                         requirements of research users through applied
                                                         research and other forms of knowledge exchange.         in the Heart of London
                                                                                                                 Research at Westminster furthers our
                                                         We engage with businesses and other organisations
                                                         from a range of sectors, disseminating and applying     university’s historic mission to enable
                                                         knowledge through collaboration, working with           people from every background to
                                                         partners both nationally and internationally.           realise their true potential.

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London Life
    LONDON LIFE

    Wherever you look, London is full
    of life. It’s one of the world’s great                  “University of Westminster is in the
    cities – from business and finance                       heart of London, where we can meet
    to fashion, art, music, cinema and                       and build networks from people all
    sport. London is where things                            around the world. The course was both
    happen first and as one of the city’s                    theoretical and practical that had a
    almost 400,000 students, much                            dynamic and always motivated me”
    of what happens in the capital is                        Doga Ilter, Marketing Management MA
    within your reach.

    Few cities in the world can match London as
    a place of culture and learning. There are four
    UNESCO world heritage sites, more than 170             London tops the Global Financial Centres Index,
    museums, and over 800 art galleries. A third of all    and for centuries the city has been known as a
    the UK’s archives are housed here, and among the       place of pioneers and entrepreneurs. Today it
    city’s 300+ public libraries is the British Library,   is home to leading national and multinational
    within walking distance of our central London          companies, corporations and organisations
    campuses, and home to the Magna Carta. London          across almost every professional and business
    has more than 250 art and design galleries, over       sector imaginable.
    600 cinema screens (including Westminster’s own
    Regent Street Cinema) 200-plus theatres, and           Our central London campuses are within easy
    vibrant music and social scenes.                       reach of many famous landmarks and institutions,
                                                           including the Houses of Parliament, the BBC, the
                                                           London Stock Exchange and the British Museum. If
                                                           your course is based at our Harrow campus, you
                                                           can combine the advantage of a residential green
                                                           site with easy accessibility to all that London has
                                                           to offer. Despite the size of the city, there are good
                                                           underground, bus and train networks and London
                                                           is well connected by rail and road to the rest of the
                                                           UK and Europe. And there are a number of major
                                                           airports providing strong global air links.

                                                           Importantly, making the most of London doesn’t
                                                           have to be expensive. With substantial student
                                                           discounts and many of the city’s attractions being
                                                           free, you’ll always find ways to make your money
                                                           go further.

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Careers and Employability
     CAREERS AND
     EMPLOYABILITY

     As a university based in the heart                     Practical Support and Resources
     of one of the world’s greatest                         Under normal circumstances, we provide face-to-
                                                            face networking opportunities, but we have more
     cities, our close links with industry                  recently been able to replicate this by hosting an
     and professional organisations                         online Careers Fair and are planning further virtual
     in London, across the UK and                           events for Autumn 2020.
     all over the world enable us to
                                                            Some postgraduate courses include professional
     attract the highest quality guest                      internship or placement opportunities, and you
     speakers and lecturers.                                will be given support in seeking opportunities and
                                                            making your applications to them.
     Over 20 separate professional bodies offer
     accreditation, approval or recognition of our          Our Careers Consultants and Placement teams
     courses, or membership for our graduates.              offer one-to-one appointments to support your
                                                            individual circumstances. You can get feedback
     We are ideally located to build strong working         on CVs and applications, coaching before having
     relationships with professional associations           an interview, or have an appointment to help you
     and potential employers, and provide great             understand your personal skills and experiences,
     placements, internships, and networking                and how they relate to the labour market. We
     opportunities for our students.                        have also recently been offering online group
                                                            Q&A sessions on popular topics such as how to
     While studying a postgraduate degree at the            make the best use of LinkedIn.
     University of Westminster, you will not only acquire
     an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the         The Careers and Employability service subscribes
     subject you have chosen, you will also develop         to a number of key resources and encourages
     beneficial transferable skills related to, for         students to make use of those offered by other
     example, research and analysis, communication,         providers such as LinkedIn Learning. Through our
     organising and prioritising, logical and critical      Engage and EngagePlus systems students can
     thinking, problem solving, decision making and         access bespoke resources that have been written        “I did have a career goal in mind but if
     interpersonal skills.                                  by experienced Careers Consultants and other            not for the Careers and Employability
                                                            members of our team, as well as videos, career          service, I wouldn’t have been able to
     Our dedicated Careers and Employability                development tools and job vacancies.
     Service works with an ever-expanding network
                                                                                                                    find the right direction to achieving
     of over 10,000 employers, to provide you with                                                                  my goals, the careers staff were
     exceptional careers support and guidance.                                                                      very helpful and supportive and are
     During your time at Westminster you will have            Postgraduate study is a significant                   constantly trying to help us achieve
     access to our comprehensive online vacancy               investment of your time and money;                    what we first set out to do”
     service, where you will find internal and external       we are determined to support you in
     career opportunities as well as access to online         realising your potential through the                 Akanksha Haridas,
     event listings hosted by industry experts; and                                                                Finance (International Finance) MSc
     1-to-1 support plus a wide range of e-support
                                                              investment you are making in your own
     and resources.                                           personal and professional development.

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Careers and Employability
     Career Mentoring
     Postgraduate students can also benefit from
     Westminster’s award-winning Career Mentoring
     Scheme. Mentoring is a long-term relationship that
     meets a developmental need, and your mentor
     will facilitate your personal and professional
     growth by sharing knowledge and insights, to
     help you to succeed.

     As a graduate of the University of Westminster
     you will have continued and free access to nearly
     all of the above services and resources for up to
     three years after you complete your course.

     Westminster Employability Award
     Another excellent initiative to participate in, this
     programme offers support for career and personal
     development by formally recognising the extra-
     curricular activities you complete during your time
     at the University of Westminster.

     It is designed to help participants gain
     experience and develop key skills that employers
     expect applicants to have. The WEA is a
     great way to find out more about yourself,
     explore different options and get job-ready by
     completing the Award.

                             “I completed the Westminster Employability Award
                              which is designed by the University careers team
                              and consist on a multitude of activities to develop
                              your employability skills and rewards students
                              virtually. It really helped me structure my attitude
                              towards career searching and I obtained a position
                              in the University Legal Advice Clinic as a result”
                              Cynthia M. Garba, International Law LLM

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PostGraduate International experience
     POSTGRADUATE
     INTERNATIONAL
     EXPERIENCE
     Benvenuti, selamat datang,
     willkommen – and a warm                                • specialised careers support, including
                                                              international careers fairs and work experience.
     welcome, in more than 150
     different languages, to our                            We also offer a wide range of additional courses
     students from all over the world.                      to support you before you arrive and during
     Wherever you come from, we                             your studies, including training and study skills,
                                                            Academic English, and a range of Pre-Sessional
     can offer you a distinctly British                     English courses for both September and January
     learning experience within a truly                     intakes (see p139).
     international environment.
                                                            Pre-masters preparation courses
     With more than 6,000 students and staff from
                                                            The University of Westminster works in partnership
     across the globe and a highly international alumni
                                                            with Kaplan International College London to
     community, the University of Westminster embraces
                                                            provide Pre-Masters courses for international
     global engagement in all forms. Westminster
                                                            students who do not meet the entry requirements
     was ranked 4th in the UK and 32nd globally for
                                                            for a range of our Masters programmes. These
     International Outlook.*
                                                            courses are tailored to meet the needs of
                                                            international students, to include subject specific
     Support for international students                     academic modules alongside study skills and much
     If you’re coming to London from overseas, we have      more. English language tuition is also provided at
     plenty of experience in helping and supporting         a range of levels.
     international students make the most of their time
     with us. You’ll find extra dedicated support to help   Upon successful completion of your Pre-Masters
     you feel at home, including:                           course to the required level, you will be
     • full information pack with all the details you       guaranteed a place on your chosen postgraduate
                                                                                                                  *Source: Times Higher Young University Rankings 2020

         need to know about enrolment and student           degree at the University of Westminster.
         support services                                                                                                                                                                                                      “Studying in London is the best choice
     • pre-departure webinars and face-to-face              The following courses are available at Kaplan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I’ve ever made in my life. London is
         briefings in several countries and online          International College London:
                                                                                                                                                                         Postgraduate Semester                                  a magical place where you can reach
     • advice on immigration and visas                      • Pre-Masters in Business, Law and Social Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                         Study Abroad Programme                                 your potential and your creativity
     • support and advice on securing University            • Pre-Masters in Science & Engineering
         Halls of Residence or alternative                  • To find out more and apply visit the Kaplan                                                                Join our Semester Postgraduate Study Abroad            surrounded by the ‘London Vibe’.
         accommodation in London                               International College London website:                                                                     Programme and choose to study from a range of          Don’t hesitate to come here. Don’t be
     • our International Students’ Welcome                     kaplanpathways.com/universities/                                                                          modules, or combine your study with an internship.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                nervous and just open your mind to
         Programme, which gives you the chance to              university-of-westminster                                                                                 You can transfer these credits to your home degree,
         network with other international students as                                                                                                                    and embed an international experience into your        embrace it; London will embrace you
         well as Westminster staff                          We also work with a range of other academic                                                                  studies, to enhance your global learning and           in every way”
     • our airport ‘meet and greet’ service for students    institutions offering Pre-Masters qualifications                                                             future employability. For more information on all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Yu He, International Media Business MA
         arriving on specific dates at Heathrow             which we are happy to accept for entry                                                                       the opportunities open to you, and to read student
     • plenty of student societies dedicated to people      v/international/                                                                                             reflections on their Study Abroad experience visit
         and interests from diverse nations                 university-preparation-courses                                                                               westminster.ac.uk/study-abroad

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TEACHING EXCELLENCE
     TEACHING
     EXCELLENCE

     Our high-quality teaching is informed
     by our internationally recognised
     research, and underpinned by our
     wide-ranging links to industry and
     professional bodies.

     Our goal is to provide a transformative learning
     experience for students from every background, to
     enable them to develop into resilient and expert
     graduates who respond flexibly and contribute
     positively in an unknown global future.

     As a University community we are committed
     to teaching in a way that is practical, active,
     inquiry- and problem-focused, and socially
     engaged. We aim to provide personalised
     learning and flexibility for students, and to embed
     critical thinking, employability, enterprise and
     global fluency in our courses.

     We are committed to inclusivity and accessibility
     and to removing barriers to success. We work
     through partnership with students, employers
     and the broader community, and we support
     our students to become changemakers who can
     tackle global challenges. Our education
     is digitally enabled, and we embrace
     technology-enhanced learning.

     To help us achieve these aims our Centre for
     Education and Teaching Innovation (CETI)              “The highlight for me throughout
     supports a University-wide culture of pedagogic
     reflection, development, innovation, scholarship       the course has been the support from
     and research to champion teaching and                  the teaching staff. As a part time
     professional development. CETI acts as an              student I cannot stress how crucial
     incubator for staff and students to collaborate on     that has been to me throughout my
     creating the kind of unique learning opportunities     time at Westminster”
     that are essential in the ever-changing world,
     to think critically about the future challenges of    Nino Cuffaro, LPC
     higher education, and to explore the big issues
     that will shape the future of knowledge production
     both within and beyond academia.

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Research Degrees: Graduate School
     RESEARCH DEGREES:
     GRADUATE SCHOOLS

     As a PhD research degree student                    At Westminster, you will thrive within a highly
     at the University of Westminster, not               respected research degree programme with
                                                         an established reputation for delivering world-
     only will you belong to an academic                 class research degree outcomes, supported by
     school and research group, you will                 a supervisory team of subject-leading research
     also be a member of a much wider                    experts and dedicated professional colleagues.
     community of doctoral researchers
                                                         You will be actively supported as you progress
     through the University’s Graduate                   through your degree to achieve timely completion.
     School: a vibrant, high quality and
     inspiring globally engaged research                 Westminster has scored highly in the Postgraduate
     environment in the heart of London.                 Research Experience Survey in respect of
                                                         induction, academic progress and completion
                                                         of thesis (PRES2018). These results evidence
     Westminster is celebrated for combining world
                                                         Westminster’s commitment to help you succeed in
     leading research and innovation with practice-led
                                                         your doctoral research.
     engagement and impact across a wide range of
     subject areas.
                                                         For more information, please visit
                                                         westminster.ac.uk/research-degrees
     Through the Graduate School, you will have
     the opportunity to become a highly regarded
     professional in your field of expertise both
     nationally and internationally, and to enhance                                                          Each year, the Graduate School hosts
     your future professional and career development.                                                        a number of events to highlight the work
                                                                                                             and wider impact of the doctoral research
     A series of tailor-made workshops and specialist                                                        community at Westminster.
     skills sessions (the Doctoral Researcher
     Development Programme) will support your                                                                Our Annual Reception celebrates the breadth
     development into a confident, highly skilled and                                                        and quality of the inspiring research carried out
     well rounded professional researcher.                                                                   by the University’s doctoral researchers. With
                                                                                                             interactive displays and presentations, the event
                                                                                                             provides a unique opportunity for research
                                                                                                             students to discuss their research, and its impact
                                                                                                             within their field of expertise, with a wide range
                                                                                                             of professional guests and colleagues.

                                                                                                             For the Annual Lecture, a world renowned guest
                                                                                                             is invited to speak to the research community
                                                                                                             on a theme related to the wider role of research
                                                                                                             in the public sphere. Recent lectures have
                                                                                                             included themes on the importance of public
                                                                                                             engagement and involvement in research.

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Our Campuses and Facilities
     OUR CAMPUSES
     AND FACILITIES

                                                                                                                                                               “Our exposure to the Fab Lab has been
                                                                                                                                                                of the best experience in Westminster.
                                                                                                                                                               The facilities are pretty advanced
                                                                                                                                                                and interesting to indulge yourself in
                                            We are proud of our strong international               So, whether you are looking for arts and culture,            working in these workshops”
     We believe in inclusivity and          outlook and extremely close links in business,         business networking, shopping or socialising, we
     empowerment. Since our                 professional and academic life across London           are perfectly placed for you to take advantage of            Iman Keaik, Architecture MA
     foundation as one of the first         and the globe. Thanks to our location, right in        everything that London has to offer.
     polytechnics in the UK in 1838,        the very heart of London, we can offer a vibrant
                                            learning environment which fosters innovation and
     the University of Westminster has                                                             Develop yourself and your Career
                                            creativity, is informed by professional practice and
     never stopped pursuing its mission     inspired by research, and focuses on the areas in
                                                                                                   Your time at Westminster can be a life-changing
                                                                                                   experience, both personally and professionally.         Alongside all of this, we have unique and
     of delivering transformational         which we excel.
                                                                                                   The University of Westminster is an exceptional place   specialist resources and facilities for our students –
     education to people from all                                                                  to learn, live, work and uncover your true strength.    available according to course of study – including:
                                            We look forward and embrace the new with
     backgrounds. We can help you                                                                                                                          • art, design, photography, film and TV studios
                                            energy and imagination. Our aim is to nurture,
     with discovering your identity, true   transform and inspire distinctive graduates and
                                                                                                   You will make friends and connections from              • world-class audio recording studios
                                                                                                   around the world whilst you learn, explore and          • state-of-the-art scientific laboratories
     potential and all the opportunities    professionals who are able to make a difference
                                                                                                   develop professional skills.                            • dedicated architecture studios
     available to you.                      in the world.
                                                                                                                                                           • specialist workshops for a range of media
                                                                                                   Across the campuses, our excellent facilities include
                                            Three of our campuses are under five minutes walk
                                                                                                   libraries equipped with an extensive collection         We are also one of the few universities in the UK
                                            from central London Tube stations, and our Harrow
                                                                                                   of books, journals, DVDs and other specialist           to have access to Bloomberg Financial Markets
                                            Campus in north-west London, is only 20 minutes
                                                                                                   materials, cafes and coffee shops, gym facilities,      Suite and a new cutting-edge, digital Fabrication
                                            by Tube from central London.
                                                                                                   prayer and quiet rooms, advanced IT services and        Laboratory that offers a range of 3D printers and
                                                                                                   dedicated, innovative learning and lecture spaces.      laser cutters.

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EDUCATING FOR PROFESSIONAL LIFE
     EDUCATING FOR
     PROFESSIONAL LIFE

     Skills and professional development                    Our courses include, but are not limited to:
     The University of Westminster, an accredited           • Evening Language Courses
     Continuing Professional Development (CPD)              • Management and Leadership Development
     Centre, offers a range of short courses scheduled      • Tour Guiding.
     throughout the year in the heart of London. Our
     long history of educating for professional life        Our accredited professional courses include, but
     coupled with our experience of teaching thousands      are not limited to:
     of students on undergraduate and postgraduate          • PRINCE2®
     degree courses means we are well placed to             • AgilePM®
     work with you on enhancing your career and your        • DMI Certified Digital Marketing Professional.
     personal and professional development.
                                                            Our preparatory courses (designed to help you
     Taking charge of your development will help            gain a professional or chartered status) include,
     you excel in today’s complex and continually           but are not limited to:
     changing business environment. Our short courses       • ACCA
     provide you with the working knowledge and             • CILEx.
     practical skills and techniques that apply to your
     real life day-to-day tasks. By combining academic      To view the full range of courses, dates,
     excellence with profound industry knowledge,           locations, fees and entry requirements please visit
     our tutors’ practical focus and sector insider         westminster.ac.uk/short-courses or call,
     knowledge enriches your learning experience.           T: +44 (0)20 3506 9900

     By collaborating with leading industry practitioners
     in this way, and with many of our professional
     courses benefitting from accreditation by their
     industry regulators, you can study with peace of
     mind knowing that our courses deliver the highest
     standard of learning. Our short courses reflect all
     the latest developments, arming you with crucial        “The combination of academics and
     knowledge and transferable skills, boosting your         industry professionals delivering the
     own personal and professional achievements,              course in combination with the students
     which deliver immediate value to your current or
                                                              has made it an invaluable experience
     future employer.
                                                              and journey”
                                                              Alexi Pitsillis, Air Transport Planning and
                                                              Management MSc

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OUR
               Accounting and Finance................................................................ 27
               Architecture and Interiors .............................................................. 31
               Art, Design and Visual Culture........................................................ 37
               Biological and Biomedical Sciences................................................ 43

     SUBJECT
               Business and Management............................................................. 51
               Computer Science and Engineering................................................. 59
               Construction Management, Real Estate and Urban Planning............... 63
               Data Science and Informatics......................................................... 69
               Economics.................................................................................... 73

     AREAS
               English and Creative Writing.......................................................... 77
               Fashion........................................................................................ 83
               Film and Television........................................................................ 87
               Languages................................................................................... 91
               Law............................................................................................. 95
               Marketing...................................................................................101
               Media and Communication.......................................................... 105
               Music.........................................................................................113
               Nutrition and Public Health...........................................................117
               Politics and International Relations..................................................121
               Psychology................................................................................. 125
               Tourism and Events Management.................................................. 129
               Transport and Logistics................................................................. 133

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Accounting and Finance
     ACCOUNTING
     AND FINANCE

     The global financial services industry is facing
     a period of unprecedented change. Our
     innovative and challenging courses have an
     international focus and are developed in close
     collaboration with employers and professional
     bodies such as the CFA, the CISI and the ACCA
     to provide the distinctive skills-set you need to
     meet the demands of tomorrow’s job market.

     The University of Westminster’s Masters programmes in finance
     and accounting draw on the teaching excellence and research            With over thirty years of
     expertise of our academic and professionally qualified staff.          combined experience
     Our taught programmes are uniquely designed to enhance the             in Financial Services
     value of a Masters academic qualification with professional            and Head of School
     skills. Moreover, the University has invested in a purpose-built       Professor Harry Thapar
     Financial Markets Suite, which is widely used in leading financial     has worked as a Treasurer
     institutions around the world to provide a state-of-the-art teaching   and Manager in a major
     and learning experience.                                               Japanese Citibank and as
                                                                            a Chief Markets Analyst/
                                                                            Strategist for a US company,
                                                                            before joining Westminster.

                                                                                                           “The fascinating subject material and
                                                                                                            knowledgeable yet approachable
                                                                                                            lecturers have gifted me with a far

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                                                                                                            broader outlook on life”
                                                                                                           Kristina Laasik, Finance and Accounting MSc
                        The Finance and Accounting MSc
                        offers up to nine exemptions from
                        the ACCA examinations.

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     Finance MSc                                                      Finance and Accounting MSc                                       FinTech with                                                     Investment and
     (Banking/International Finance)                                                                                                   Business Analytics MSc                                           Risk Finance MSc
                                                                      Length of course: one year full-time

     Length of course: one year full-time                             Location: Marylebone (see map p146)                              Length of course: one year full-time                             Length of course: one year full-time
     Location: Marylebone (see map p146)                              Entry requirements and fees: check our website and online        Location: Marylebone (see map p146)                              Location: Marylebone (see map p146)
                                                                      course pages.
     Entry requirements and fees: check our website and online                                                                         Entry requirements and fees: check our website and online        Entry requirements and fees: check our website and online
     course pages.                                                    For full and most up-to-date information, see course web page:   course pages.                                                    course pages.
                                                                      westminster.ac.uk/finance-and-accounting-msc
     For full and most up-to-date information, see course web page:                                                                    For full and most up-to-date information, see course web page:   For full and most up-to-date information, see course web page:
     westminster.ac.uk/finance-banking-msc or                                                                                          westminster.ac.uk/fintech-with-business-analytics-msc            westminster.ac.uk/investment-and-risk-finance-msc
     westminster.ac.uk/finance-international-finance-msc
                                                                      Core modules
                                                                      • Financial Accounting Policy and Practice
                                                                                                                                       Core modules                                                     Core modules
                                                                      • Managerial Accounting
     Core modules                                                                                                                      • Financial Markets and Institutions                             • Financial Derivatives
                                                                      • Financial Management and Corporate Valuation
     • Contemporary Finance                                                                                                            • Business Analytics                                             • Financial Modelling
                                                                      • Project
     • Financial Modelling                                                                                                             • Computational Methods for Finance                              • International Risk Management
                                                                      • Research Methods in Finance and Accounting
     • Financial Risk Management                                                                                                       • Banking Technology                                             • Modern Portfolio Management
                                                                      • Taxation Principles and Practice
     • Project                                                                                                                         • Blockchain Technologies and Cryptocurrencies                   • Project
     • Research Methods                                                                                                                • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in                • Research Methods in Finance and Accounting
                                                                      Optional modules
                                                                                                                                         Finance Services
                                                                      • Auditing Assurance and Professional Ethics
     Banking pathway:                                                                                                                  • Predictive Analysis for Decision- Making                       Optional modules
                                                                      • Data Analysis
     • Commercial Lending                                                                                                              • Project (FinTech with Business Analytics) OR                   • Financial Analysis and Valuation
                                                                      • Financial Derivatives
     • Global Banking                                                                                                                    Work Placement Project                                         • Financial Markets and Institutions
                                                                      • Financial Information Systems
     • Wealth Management                                                                                                                                                                                • Fixed Income Analysis and Trading
                                                                      • Financial Markets and Institutions
                                                                                                                                       Optional modules                                                 • Forecasting Markets and Risk Modelling
                                                                      • Fixed Income Analysis and Trading
     International Finance pathway:                                                                                                    • Big Data management in Financial Services                      • Financial Accounting Policy
                                                                      • International Risk Management
     • Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation                                                                                      • High Frequency Trading                                         • Financial Information Systems
                                                                      • Modern Portfolio Management
     • International Finance Management                                                                                                                                                                 • International Financial Reporting
                                                                                                                                       Associated careers                                               • Managerial Accounting
                                                                      Associated careers
     Optional modules                                                                                                                  The FinTech with Business Analytics MSc will                     • Modern Finance
                                                                      As a graduate, you can expect to pursue a range
     Banking pathway:                                                                                                                  equip you with the skills to collect and analyse
                                                                      of career opportunities in financial accounting,
     • Banking Technology                                                                                                              big datasets to develop new investment and risk                  Associated careers
                                                                      management accounting, finance, and public
     • Behavioural Finance                                                                                                             insights. Specialist knowledge of the Financial                  Career choices include security and financial
                                                                      administration and other roles in finance and
     • Compliance and Banking Law                                                                                                      Markets will prepare you to enter or progress in                 analysis, trading and fund management, capital
                                                                      accounting. Past graduates of this course have gone
     • Corporate Financial Strategy                                                                                                    careers in the global financial services market,                 market sales and administration. The skills you
                                                                      on to work for leading accounting firms such as
     • Investment Banking                                                                                                              including work in retail and corporate banking,                  will acquire through the teaching and learning
                                                                      KPMG, Ernst & Young, and even multinationals and
                                                                                                                                       capital markets, asset management, insurance and                 experiences combined with a postgraduate
                                                                      financial institutions as accountants, management
     International Finance pathway:                                                                                                    related sectors.                                                 qualification in this area of finance will allow you
                                                                      consultants, audit managers, business analysts,
     • Behavioural Finance                                                                                                                                                                              to expand your career in a dynamic and rapidly
                                                                      senior financial analysts and in asset-based finance,
     • Global Banking                                                                                                                                                                                   evolving global industry.
                                                                      among other professions. Graduates can apply to
     • Global Entrepreneurial Finance
                                                                      various professional accountancy bodies, and The
     • International Trade Finance                                                                                                                                                                      Professional recognition
                                                                      Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
     • Project Finance                                                                                                                                                                                  Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
                                                                      (CIMA) allow graduates to go through a “Gateway”
     • Treasury Risk Management                                                                                                                                                                         and CFA Institute University Affiliation Program
                                                                      route, which upon completion grants 11 exemptions
                                                                      from CIMA’s 16 examinations. The Association of
     Associated careers
                                                                      Chartered and Certified Accountant (ACCA) allows
     Can open a global career in equity, bond/
                                                                      graduate to claim 7 – 9 exemptions from the 14
     currency markets, banking, investment management,
                                                                      ACCA exemptions.
     hedge funds, insurance, corporate treasury or
     risk management. Graduates work for the likes of
                                                                      Professional Recognition
     Amazon, their own businesses or banks throughout
                                                                      Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
     the world including Banco Santander, Standard
                                                                      (ACCA) Chartered Institute of Management
     Chartered, Citibank, Société Générale and Paribas.
                                                                      Accountants (CIMA)
     Professional recognition
     The Finance (Banking) MSc is formally accredited
     by the Chartered Banker Institute.

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Architecture and Interiors
     ARCHITECTURE
     AND INTERIORS

     The University of Westminster is one of the
     largest providers of Architecture, Interiors and
     Urban Design education in the country. We offer
     specialist, experimental postgraduate education
     grounded in continually extending theoretical
     and technical knowledge, and the chance
     to develop your ideas through creative and
     reflective approaches to your chosen discipline.

     Our 110-metre long, galleried, day-lit architecture studios are situated
     on the roof of the Marylebone Campus, and provide a vibrant                “Our mission is to
     and experimental studio culture. And our Westminster Fabrication            empower architects,
     Laboratory combines the digital with the analogue and provides the          engineers and
     finest facilities of any school of architecture in central London.
                                                                                 building professionals
     Our strong links with the professions and future employers create           with the knowledge
     exciting networking opportunities and lead to excellent employment          and skills needed
     prospects for our students.                                                 to design healthier,
                                                                                 more comfortable
                                                                                 and sustainable built
                                                                                 environments”
                                                                                Dr Rosa Schiano-Phan
                                                                                Principal Lecturer

                                                                  Our facilities include:
                                                                  • Fabrication Laboratory
                                                                  • Expanded architecture studios –
                                                                    complete with a wide range of graphics
                                                                    and design software
                                                                  • Construction laboratories
                                                                  • Ambika P3 Gallery

                                                                                                             Student work: Sonya Batsova, Chris Birt, Mahmoud Chehab, Simona
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Architecture and Interiors
     Architecture MA                                                  Architecture and                                                  Architecture Postgraduate                                        Interior Architecture MA
                                                                      Environmental Design MSc                                          Diploma Professional
     Length of course: one year full-time or two years part-time                                                                                                                                         Length of course: one year full-time or two years part-time
     Location: Marylebone (see map p146)
                                                                                                                                        Practice (RIBA Part III)                                         Location: Marylebone (see map p146)
                                                                      Length of course: one year full-time or two years part-time
     Entry requirements and fees: check our website and online        Location: Marylebone (see map p146)                                                                                                Entry requirements and fees: check our website and online
     course pages. Please note, for this course you will need a                                                                         Length of course: one year part-time                             course pages. Please note, for this course you will also be
     portfolio of work, or a comprehensive written account of         Entry requirements and fees: check our website and online         Location: Marylebone (see map p146)                              required to submit a portfolio of work electronically.
     relevant experience.                                             course pages. Please note, for this course you may be required
                                                                      to attend an interview, and to bring a portfolio of work          Entry requirements and fees: check our website and online        For full and most up-to-date information, see course web page:
     For full and most up-to-date information, see course web page:   demonstrating prior experience and interests or submit work for   course pages. Please note, for this course applicants are        westminster.ac.uk/interior-architecture-ma
     westminster.ac.uk/architecture-ma                                digital inspection.                                               required to have RIBA Parts 1 and 2 from a recognised school
                                                                                                                                        of architecture or have passed the ARB assessment for RIBA
                                                                      For full and most up-to-date information, see course web page:    Parts 1 and 2.
                                                                      westminster.ac.uk/architecture-and-environmental-design-msc                                                                        Core modules
                                                                                                                                        For full and most up-to-date information, see course web page:
     Core modules                                                                                                                                                                                        • Retail Design
                                                                                                                                        westminster.ac.uk/architecture-postgraduate-diploma-
     • Research and Thesis Positioning                                                                                                  professional-practice-riba-part-iii
                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Decoding the Interior
     • Major Thesis Project                                                                                                                                                                              • Thesis Development
                                                                      Core modules
                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Technical Study
                                                                      • Post-Carbon Culture
     Optional modules                                                                                                                                                                                    • Case Study
                                                                      • Fundamentals of Environmental Design                            Core modules
     • City Re-Imagined: Conceptual Design for Right                                                                                                                                                     • Thesis Project
                                                                      • Climate Positive Environments                                   • Architectural Practice Management
       to City
                                                                      • Evidence-Based Environmental Architecture                       • English Law, Regulations, Contracts and
     • Ethnographic Ways of Knowing: Critical and                                                                                                                                                        Associated careers
                                                                      • Thesis Project                                                    Procurement
       Creative Explorations of Site                                                                                                                                                                     The broad range of skills taught has enabled our
                                                                                                                                        • Professional Case Study
     • Reading London: Place, Experience and                                                                                                                                                             graduates to either strengthen or change their
                                                                      Optional modules                                                  • Professional Development and Experience
       Representation                                                                                                                                                                                    career paths. We strive to encourage you to
                                                                      • Thesis Topic
     • Site and Motion                                                                                                                                                                                   develop your professional interests while studying
                                                                      • Energy and Carbon                                               Associated careers
     • Space and Identity: Design Project                                                                                                                                                                with us, to build a portfolio of work that you can
                                                                                                                                        This professional qualification leads to registration
     • Theories of Critical Practices in Architecture                                                                                                                                                    use to find work or relaunch your career after
                                                                      Associated careers                                                as an architect with ARB and professional
     • Media Space and Network Culture                                                                                                                                                                   graduation. Former graduates are practising in
                                                                      This course will give you skills that can be used                 membership of the RIBA. Successful graduates
                                                                                                                                                                                                         a variety of areas of design including interior
                                                                      both in architectural practice and environmental                  have obtained senior positions or taken greater
     Associated careers                                                                                                                                                                                  architecture, retail design, exhibition design, set
                                                                      design consultancy. The final thesis project could                responsibility in architectural practice, developed
     By being consciously International in our                                                                                                                                                           and lighting design, product design, and interior
                                                                      also lead to further research and PhD study in                    their own architectural practice and also gone
     academic thinking and with strong global links,                                                                                                                                                     conservation, as well as within multidisciplinary
                                                                      a number of related fields. Alumni have found                     on to work overseas. Former students have also
     our graduates are amongst the most sought after                                                                                                                                                     and traditional architectural and design practice.
                                                                      employment leading sustainability groups in                       developed specialism in construction law.
     anywhere in the world. The flexibility offered
                                                                      architectural practices and as environmental
     within the course is intended to extend your
                                                                      consultants in consulting engineering companies.
     creative abilities and enhance your employability
     and performance as a design professional. Typical                                                                                                                                                     “The course has been amazing and
     employment destinations for our graduates include                                                                                                                                                      challenging; I have developed many
     architectural practice but they are also successful                                                                                                                                                    different skills in design. The tutors
     in other design disciplines, media and the arts.                                                                                                                                                       kept me focused and helped unlock my
                                                                                                                                                                                                            true potential. For my thesis project, I
                                                                                                                                                                                                            was given complete freedom and was
       “This Course did help me a lot in terms                                                                                                                                                              able to reach a higher level of research
        of understanding more cultural and                                                                                                                                                                  in my area of interest. I am confident
        global architectural design approaches”                                                                                                                                                             in my career prospects”
        Kemal Yalaz, Architecture MA                                                                                                                                                                       Tobi Agunbiade, Interior Design MA

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     Master of Architecture                                            Urban Design MA
     (MArch) (RIBA pt II)
                                                                       Length of course: one year full-time or two years part-time

     Length of course: one year full-time or two years part-time       Location: Marylebone (see map p146)

     Location: Marylebone (see map p146)                               Entry requirements and fees: check our website and online
                                                                       course pages. Please note, for this course you will also need to
     Entry requirements and fees: check our website and online         submit a portfolio of work.
     course pages. Please note, for this course a RIBA for Part 1
     / prescribed by the ARB for Part 1 validated qualification is     For full and most up-to-date information, see course web page:
     usually required. Applicants will also usually have post-degree   westminster.ac.uk/urban-design-ma
     professional experience and at interview, should present a
     portfolio and examples of professional experience.

     For full and most up-to-date information, see course web page:    Core modules
     westminster.ac.uk/master-of-architecture-march-riba-pt-ii         • Dissertation/Major Project
                                                                       • Research Methods and the Built Environment
                                                                       • Sustainable Cities and Neighbourhoods
     Core modules                                                      • Urbanism and Design: Form, Context and
     • Architectural Productions                                         Philosophies
     • Architectural Reflections I                                     • Urban Design and Planning in Context
     • Architectural Productions II                                    • Urban Design and Urban Development Process
     • Architectural Reflections II                                    • Urban Design Field Trip

     Associated careers                                                Optional modules
     Most successful graduates are subsequently                        • Master Planning
     employed in architectural offices and become                      • Public Realm: Significance, Design and Experience
     registered architects after taking the Part III exam.             • Reflective Practice
     Others progress to take further Master’s or PhD
     degrees and then go into research or teaching.                    Associated careers
                                                                       Our graduates typically find employment as
                                                                       urban designers in private consultancy or local
                                                                       authorities. Many also find the course a useful
                                                                       tool for developing careers in architecture,
                                                                       planning or landscape architecture.

                                                                       We seek to evolve our courses in response to market
                                                                       conditions and student feedback. For the latest information
                                                                       on this course, please refer to our website.

                                                                                                                                          Our Alumni are working
                                                                                                                                          with world class organisations
                                                                                                                                          including Zaha Hadid, Wilkinson
                                                                                                                                          Eyre, Hopkins Architects, Foster
                                                                                                                                          and Partners and Rogers Stirk
                                                                                                                                          Harbour and Partners.

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Art, Design and Visual Culture
     ART, DESIGN AND
     VISUAL CULTURE

     Westminster’s postgraduate arts and design
                                                                                “I have enjoyed
     portfolio offers a unique combination of
                                                                                 the opportunity to
     professional practice, creative development,
                                                                                 study within diverse
     skills enhancement, and contextual, specialist
                                                                                 classrooms while
     and interdisciplinary knowledge.                                            developing close
     Our courses have always reflected and influenced the state of the           relationships with
     art. Right back to 1839 when Photography education at Westminster           my lecturers who
     began and the world’s first photography degree was delivered at our         constantly offered
     predecessor, the Regent Street Polytechnic.                                 support both leading
                                                                                 up to assessments and
     We work with leading professionals and organisations to cultivate
     new talent and foster original, innovative thinking. You will be            in developing my
     exposed to a rich mix of visiting professionals from across the creative    long-term career goals”
     sector and be able to draw upon the skills and expertise of lecturers,
                                                                                Michael Anthony Bukur II,
     other students and links to London’s vibrant creative community.
                                                                                Cultural and Critical
                                                                                Studies MA
     Our graduates go onto a wide range of careers as artists,
     photographers, curators, designers, academics, writers, digital
     advertising executives, creative technologists, digital content
     producers and developers, game designers, new media producers
     and marketeers, app developpers and entrepreneurs.

                                                                                The Photography
                                                                                Centre at our
                                                                                Harrow Campus
                                                                                offers six large,
                                                                                newly upgraded
                                                                                and professionally
                                                                                equipped studios.

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     Art and Visual Culture MA                                           Creative Practice MRes                                           Cultural and                                                     Documentary Photography
                                                                                                                                          Critical Studies MA                                              and Photojournalism MA
     Length of course: one year full-time or two years part-time         Length of course: one year full-time or two years part-time
     Location: Regents (see map p146)                                    Location: Harrow (see map p146)                                  Length of course: one year full-time or two years part-time      Length of course: one year full-time or two years part-time
     Entry requirements and fees: check our website and online           Entry requirements and fees: check our website and online        Location: Regents (see map p146)                                 Location: Harrow (see map p146)
     course pages. Please note, for this course you may be asked to      course pages. Please note. for this course an interview may
     respond to a specific article as part of the application process.   form part of the application process.                            Entry requirements and fees: check our website and online        Entry requirements and fees: check our website and online
                                                                                                                                          course pages.                                                    course pages. Please note, for this course you will need
     For full and most up-to-date information, see course web page:      For full and most up-to-date information, see course web page:                                                                    a portfolio and to demonstrate a commitment to studying
     westminster.ac.uk/art-and-visual-culture-ma                         westminster.ac.uk/creative-practice-mres                         For full and most up-to-date information, see course web page:   documentary practice. Selected applicants are also interviewed.
                                                                                                                                          westminster.ac.uk/cultural-and-critical-studies-ma
                                                                                                                                                                                                           For full and most up-to-date information, see course web page:
                                                                                                                                                                                                           westminster.ac.uk/documentary-photography-and-
     Core modules                                                        Core modules                                                                                                                      photojournalism-ma
                                                                                                                                          Core modules
     • Dissertation                                                      • Research Project in Creative Practice (whole year)
                                                                                                                                          • Capitalism and Culture
     • Visual Culture: Theoretical                                       • Research Methods in Creative Practice
                                                                                                                                          • Dissertation
       and Critical Perspectives
                                                                                                                                          • Problems and Perspectives in Cultural Studies                  Core modules
     • Visual Culture: Production, Display and Discourse                 Optional modules
                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Orientation
                                                                         • Module of your choice selected from our
                                                                                                                                          Optional modules                                                 • Critical Review
     Optional modules                                                      wide range of arts, design and media
                                                                                                                                          • Digital Cultures                                               • The Photo Book
     • Capitalism and Culture                                              postgraduate courses
                                                                                                                                          • Engaging the Archive                                           • Final Major Project
     • Engaging the Archive
                                                                                                                                          • Experimental Women’s Writing, Photography                      • Dissertation
     • Representing World Cultures                                       Associated careers
                                                                                                                                            and Film
     • Urban Cultures                                                    The Creative Practice MRes provides you with
                                                                                                                                          • Queer Now                                                      Optional modules
     • Museum Narratives                                                 the tools to develop a profession in research
                                                                                                                                          • Representing World Cultures                                    • Histories and Context - Documentary
     • Work Placement in Cultural Institutions                           and scholarship relating to teaching in higher
                                                                                                                                          • Trauma in American Modernity: The Nation                         and Photojournalism
     • Digital Cultures                                                  education, working in archival research and
                                                                                                                                            and its Limits                                                 • Writing Photography
     • Art Museums and Contemporary Culture                              related fields, as well as developing your work
                                                                                                                                          • Urban Cultures                                                 • Contemporary Debates
                                                                         as a practising artist, curator, designer and writer
                                                                                                                                          • Work Placement in Cultural Institutions                        • Photography and Aesthetics
     Associated careers                                                  working in your chosen field.
     This MA prepares you for careers in the creative
                                                                                                                                          Associated careers                                               Associated careers
     industries as well as academia. The combination
                                                                                                                                          Graduates have gone on to pursue a wide variety                  Course emphasis is on the development of your
     of seminars, workshops and field trips that the
     course offers equips you with sophisticated critical                  “The MRes has given me direction and                           of careers both within the educational, cultural and             work, through experimentation, and knowledge
                                                                            can be beneficial whether you want to                         creative sectors and beyond. Recent graduates                    creation within contemporary approaches to
     thinking skills as well as practical knowledge of
                                                                                                                                          from the course have gone on to become archivists                documentary and photojournalistic practice.
     how the cultural sector operates, and we work                          develop your own Creative Practice or                         in cultural institutions such as museums, galleries              Technical skills are acquired enabling photographic
     closely with the university careers office to help you                 as a foundation towards a PhD. I now                          and universities, as community and educational                   production of works and involving competent use
     prepare for entering the job market. As a result,
                                                                            have a much better understanding                              programme co-ordinators for museums, as art                      of various hardware and software. You will also
     many of our students have gone on to pursue
     successful careers as curators, cultural consultants,                  and appreciation of Creative Practice                         gallery directors, theatre managers and a range of               develop relevant skills to establish your career such
                                                                            in connection to the research                                 other roles within the creative industries, including            as large/small scale project management, direction,
     art educators and administrators, media arts
                                                                                                                                          public relations, marketing and recruitment.                     curating, facilitation, advocacy, and experience of
     project managers and learning producers. Many                          environment and how this relates to                                                                                            group and collaborative working.
     others have gone on to MPhil/PhD study in fields                       undertaking a PhD”
     such as art history and visual culture, cultural
     studies and new media.                                                James Snazell, Creative Practice MRes                                                                                             “Our lecturers are extremely
                                                                                                                                                                                                              knowledgeable with an expansive
                                                                                                                                                                                                              understanding of subject areas. Their
                                                                                                                                                                                                              practices range from photographers,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              curators, writers, essayists and
                                                                                                                                                                                                              publishers. The state-of-the-art facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                              are a real asset”
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Terrence Burford-Phearse, Documentary
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photography and Photojournalism MA

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