Postgraduate prospectus 2022-2023 - University for the Common Good

 
Postgraduate prospectus 2022-2023 - University for the Common Good
Postgraduate prospectus
2022-2023   University for the Common Good
Postgraduate prospectus 2022-2023 - University for the Common Good
Welcome to Glasgow
Caledonian University
Why study a postgraduate course?
• You'll gain a specialist depth of knowledge that will make sure
  you stand out from the crowd as an expert in your field. Your
  postgraduate degree will open doors, increase your earning
  potential and help you progress – whether that's within your
  existing career, or by venturing onto a new path entirely.
• Through further study, you'll learn best practice and gain
  confidence in transferable, sought-after skill sets such as
  leadership, innovation and project management.

Why study a postgraduate course at GCU?
• You'll see your network expand, with authentic input from
  industry leaders and accredited status from professional bodies.
  You'll work and learn alongside aspirational students, staff,
  researchers and industry experts.
• You can explore your own creativity, curiosity and potential on
  a course that is grounded in academic excellence and has been
  designed in collaboration with employers.
• You'll be part of the University for the Common Good, playing
  your own role in addressing global challenges and helping to build
  a more just, sustainable society. If you have the determination to
  go further, we're here to help you make an impact.

    Employability                                Support
       Join the 91% of our        You'll benefit from decades of experience in
      graduates in work or       innovative online education. Whether you're
    further study 15 months       on campus or distance learning, you'll have
         after graduation        access to all the services you need to support
         (HESA, 2020).              you through your postgraduate course.

                  Professional accreditation
      You’ll stand out in the job market with industry-informed courses that
                           offer professional accreditation.

        Global perspective                         Industry driven
         You'll study alongside students             With a focus on careers
      from over 100 different countries in           throughout your course,
           our Glasgow, London and                  you’ll be workplace ready
              New York campuses.                    as soon as you graduate.

                           gcu.ac.uk/postgraduate
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“Your education is a
precious opportunity,
not only for you, but
for the world around
you! Use your skills
well. We want you to
succeed and make this
world a better place in
whichever way you can.
Go out there and be an
influencer, a contributor,
a change maker –
become inspired and be
inspirational in turn.”
Chancellor Dr Annie Lennox OBE

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Your inside guide to GCU
    What does your                   Do you have courses                  What courses do you
    business school offer?           that cover engineering,              have in the fields of
                                     technology and                       healthcare and science?
The Glasgow School for Business      computing?
and Society is internationally                                           The School of Health and
recognised for creating             The School of Computing,             Life Sciences will give you
innovative business models for      Engineering and Built                practical experience as well
global sectors including fashion    Environment can place you            as an in-depth understanding
and media. All of our business      at the forefront of a new,           of the theories that support
courses provide you with            sustainable future for all.          practice, while you gain a level
advanced, expert insight into       You’ll develop a thorough            of expert knowledge that will
what makes a responsible leader     understanding of professional        make a meaningful difference to
– a highly sought-after attribute   practices and the research that      people’s lives.
for managers worldwide.             underpins advancements in your       Page 29
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    How will a postgraduate          What research                        What support do you
    qualification impact my          opportunities do you                 have for international
    career?                          offer?                               students?

Employability is at the heart       Whether undertaken as part           With an award-winning
of all of our courses. With         of your masters, or the first        welcome (International Student
input from industry, our            step to a PhD, research allows       Barometer, 2019) and support
courses provide professional        you to engage in shaping the         throughout your time here,
accreditation, work experience      ideas that are changing the          you’ll quickly feel part of our
and guest lectures from leaders     world. You’ll have access to         international community. There
in their field. With the help of    our internationally respected        are students from over 100
our careers service, you’ll leave   Research Centres and support         countries studying with us and
with significant professional       from our research community,         there are a range of services
advantage.                          where ideas can be analysed and      to suit, whether you choose to
Page 55                             developed. Our MRes and PhD          study on campus or by distance
                                    courses allow you to progress        learning. Benefit from help with
                                    to a higher level of professional    English language, academic
                                    recognition.                         support and careers assistance,
                                    Page 57                              as well as visa advice and help
                                                                         with accommodation.
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    If I don’t meet the              What makes Glasgow                   Can I study at GCU’s
    academic requirements            a good location for                  New York campus?
    can I still apply?               masters study?
                                                                         Our Glasgow Caledonian New
If your career can benefit from     Our main campus is in the            York College (GCNYC) campus
a postgraduate qualification, we    centre of Glasgow, an affordable,    is based in Manhattan, in the
believe it should be possible.      accessible and welcoming city        heart of New York City. Our
We’re committed to providing        – in fact it was voted the world's   masters degrees in fashion
flexible routes into our courses    friendliest city (Rough Guides,      and business prepare you for
and understand relevant             2021). Our modern, single-site,      a successful career, improving
knowledge and skills can be         city centre campus is a great        local and global communities.
acquired from a variety of          place to study, with all the         Page 77
different learning experiences.     facilities and support you’ll need
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 Can I study in London?

Glasgow Caledonian University’s
London campus, home to the
British School of Fashion and
British School of Leadership and
Management, offers innovative
courses in an ultra-modern
learning environment. Choose
London and learn how to take
responsible leadership and an
entrepreneurial outlook to a
global level in one of the world’s
most inspiring cities.
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 How can I find out
 about funding and the
 application process?

Whether you’re applying
from within the UK or from
further afield, we aim to make
the application process as
straightforward as possible
and consider every application
individually. You could receive
support in the form of our
generous scholarship fund
and we offer discounts and
instalment plans to help with the
cost of fees. We strive to offer
postgraduate study options that
are accessible and inclusive.
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 When do your
 courses start?

In general, our courses begin
in September. If any alternative                                           Looking for
start dates are available, such as
January, these are noted in the                                            something
individual course descriptions.                                             specific?
                                                                         You’ll find what you
                                                                         need in the index at
                                                                        the back of the guide.

                                     Anna and Kayne

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Help build inclusive societies
with the Glasgow School for
Business and Society
At the Glasgow School for Business and           Whether undertaking a taught postgraduate
Society (GSBS), we recognise the contribution    course or research-led masters, we offer
a postgraduate qualification can make to your    our students the opportunity to learn
career prospects. As such, all of our degree     the skills they need to compete in the
courses are designed in consultation with        international employment market. A strong
global industry partners and the majority        focus on vocational learning and influential
are accredited by professional bodies, which     research is combined with contemporary
assures employers of the excellence of your      academic thinking to provide real-life            Robbie
qualification and skills. All of our courses     learning experiences and the latest skills that
have a work-related curriculum meaning           international employers need – indeed, 91%
you’ll experience real-world learning and have   of GCU's graduates are in work and/or further
opportunities to engage with organisations       study 15 months after graduating. (HESA,
and industry leaders in your field. You’ll       2020). Our education and research reputation
be taught by experts with commercial and         is global in many exciting and growing areas
industry backgrounds who bring cutting-          and sectors, from fashion to business, media
edge research to the classroom. You’ll study     to finance, and economics to journalism.
in a multicultural environment with students
from across the globe and across industries,     While you study, you have access to our
bringing an exciting dimension to the learning   dedicated academic development team as well
environment and helping to develop your          as multiple other student support services,
leadership and networking skills, which will     allowing you to excel at the University. With
prove critical for the workplace.                our support, you can build the skills and
                                                 confidence you need to reach a higher level of
                                                 expertise and success.

                                                                                                   Agata and Waqas

                    “My course has provided me with key skills such
                    as how to communicate effectively, problem
                    solve and how to motivate myself to succeed
                    in my career. Graduating with an industry-
                    recognised CIPD qualification has made my CV
                    stand out from the crowd and will help advance
                    my career as well as boost my earning potential
                    for many years to come.”
                    Susan, GSBS graduate
                                                                                                   Silvia, Robert
                                                                                                      and Ruhi

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“I loved the course because of GCU's fantastic
tutors and state-of-the-art facilities. The uni’s                       Hatim, Alana and Diego
connections with broadcasters as well as digital
and print publications allow for great work
experience opportunities and visiting lecturers.”
Rachael, MA Multimedia Journalism Graduate

      Employers including:
      BBC | EY | Hilton | M&S | Morgan Stanley | PwC

                                       Work by GCU fashion students

                                          Our courses are accredited by:
                                          CIPD Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
                                           CISI Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment
                                                     CII Chartered Insurance Institute
                                                   CIM Chartered Institute of Marketing
                                        CILT Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK
                                            CIPS Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
                                                BJTC Broadcast Journalism Training Council
                                            NCTJ National Council for the Training of Journalists
                                                    IRM Institute of Risk Management
                                                  CMI Chartered Management Institute
                                                      CBI Chartered Banker Institute

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Two-year masters with
professional practice
At GCU, we will equip you with a unique set of skills that make you ready
for a challenging global workplace and attractive to employers all over the
world. Study with us and undertake an extended masters course with industry
placement to provide you with practical work experience alongside a high
quality, internationally recognised UK education.

Why study a two-year masters                      What will I study during my
at GCU?                                           two-year masters?                                 Join one of our two-year
The Glasgow School for Business and               Year one – you’ll study one of our masters        masters courses to:
Society (GSBS) offers a wide range of two-        courses listed on this page, during which time
year masters courses in our management,           you’ll learn the academic theory underpinning     • build your confidence
finance and social science subject areas. These   your subject, while also gaining practical          and professional skills
exciting new postgraduate opportunities           experience though real-world applied teaching       in a structured and
give you the chance to undertake one of our       and assessment.                                     supported environment
traditional one-year masters courses with an                                                        • gain real-world
additional element of professional practice       Year two – you’ll undertake the Professional        experience from the
taking place in year two. This will include a     Practice Placement which will include a             workplace to enhance
paid or unpaid placement over two trimesters,     portfolio assessment.                               your CV
which will give you the opportunity to develop                                                      • build the skills
your knowledge and professional skills through    What are the benefits?                              necessary for a
an extended work experience in the UK or          We know that having meaningful exposure             challenging, fast-moving
elsewhere.                                        to the workplace during study ensures our           global environment
                                                  graduates are well placed to gain highly
The school is vocationally focused and                                                              • gain a valued
                                                  skilled roles in the best organisations. We’re
with the many connections with industry,                                                              qualification which
                                                  proud that 91% of our graduates are in work
professional and third sectors, we will fully                                                         gives you a competitive
                                                  or further study 15 months after graduation
prepare you for and support you in finding                                                            edge in the UK
                                                  (HESA, 2020). The two-year masters allows
your own placement.                                                                                   and international
                                                  you to gain real experience in a real workplace
                                                                                                      employment market
                                                  while remaining within the support network of
                                                  the University.

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You can study any of the following GSBS masters courses over two years:

                                                      MSc Accounting, Finance and Regulation with Professional Practice
Flagship course   Flagship course   Flagship course

                                                      MSc Human Rights with Professional Practice
Flagship course   Flagship course   Flagship course

                                                      MSc International Business Management with Professional Practice
Flagship course   Flagship course   Flagship course

                                                      MSc International Economic and Social Justice with Professional Practice
Flagship course   Flagship course   Flagship course

                                                      MSc International Fashion Marketing with Professional Practice
Flagship course   Flagship course   Flagship course

                                                      MSc International Operations and Supply Chain Management with Professional Practice
Flagship course   Flagship course   Flagship course

                                                      MSc International Tourism and Events Management with Professional Practice
Flagship course   Flagship course   Flagship course

                                                      MSc Marketing with Professional Practice
Flagship course   Flagship course   Flagship course

                                                      MSc Risk Management with Professional Practice
Flagship course   Flagship course   Flagship course

                                                      MSc Social Innovation with Professional Practice
Flagship course   Flagship course   Flagship course

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Economics and Law

                             MSc International Economic and Social Justice
                             Study topics related to inequality, migration, feminist economics and globalisation. Progress to a career in research, policy
                             development, analysis and evaluation within national governments, international agencies or research organisations.

                             Minimum academic requirement: UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject area.

                             English language: Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Accredited              Double accredited       Triple accredited       Approved          Flexible modes
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                                                  Modules: Global Political Economy; Human Rights, Gender and Development; Economics of Inequality; Ethics, Governance and Responsible
                                                  Leadership; Feminist Economics; Migration, Governance and Globalisation; Public Policy Analysis; Applied Professional Practice; Masters Research
 riple accredited                Approved
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                               Fashion, Marketing, Tourism and Events
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                             MSc International Fashion Marketing
                             Study on this exciting course that blends fashion, marketing and business principles to equip you for a career in the global
                             fashion industry. Your experience will open opportunities for a career in fashion buying, merchandising and marketing roles with
                             employers such as Zalando and Coach.

                             Minimum academic requirement: UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject area.

                             English language: Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

                                                  Modules: Applied Professional Practice; Consumer Behaviour in Fashion; Contemporary Issues in International Fashion Marketing; Ethics,
                                                  Governance and Responsible Leadership; Strategic Fashion Brand Management; Fashion Buying Merchandising and Logistics; International Fashion
                                                  Marketing Planning and Strategy; Omnichannel Fashion Communication; Masters Research Project.
                                                                                                                                                                  Accredited              Double accredited           Triple accreditedAccredited    ApprovedDouble accredited          Triple accredited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Flexible modes                             Approved          Flexible modes
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MSc International Tourism and Events Management
                        Develop critical management skills for decision making in the tourism and events sectors, and progress to a career as a specialist
                        with employers such as Historic Scotland, Hilton Worldwide and the Olympics.

                        Minimum academic requirement: UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject area.

                        English language: Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

                                              Modules: Applied Professional Practice; Delivering Dynamic Destinations; Ethics, Governance and Responsible Leadership; Event Planning and
                                              Management; Finance and Economics for the Events and Tourism Industry; International Marketing Planning and Strategy; Strategic Event Tourism
   Double accredited    Triple accredited
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                        approach to marketing decision making. Choose to progress to a career in social media, marketing or digital marketing.

                        Minimum academic requirement: UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject area.

                        English language: Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

                                               Modules: Applied Professional Practice; Consumer Behaviour; Digital Analytics; Digital Marketing; Ethics, Governance and Responsible Leadership;
                                               Integrated Marketing Communications; International Marketing Planning and Strategy; Strategic Brand Management; Masters Research Project.
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Finance, Accounting and Risk

                              MSc Accounting, Finance and Regulation
                              Strong financial management is vital to all organisations and the role of the accounting professional is complex and varied.
                              You’ll develop a deeper academic and professional knowledge and understanding of the key challenges facing the accounting
                              profession and the wider financial sector.

                              Minimum academic requirement: UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject area. For the fast-track option, a
                              full professional qualification from any accountancy body in the world that is recognised by the International Federation of
                              Accountants (IFAC) is required and provides you with 90 credits towards the MSc.

                              English language: Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.
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                                                  Modules: International Financial Reporting and Regulation; International Financial Management; Financial Services Regulation; Strategic Financial
                                                  Management; Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting; Financial Risk Modelling; Ethics, Governance and Responsible Leadership;
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                              CPD Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
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                              of excellence and enhance your career in a wide range of fields.

                              Minimum academic requirement: UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in people or business-centred subjects or any business
                              subject such as marketing or finance.

                              English language: Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.
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                                                  Modules: Taxation; Performance Management; Audit.

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MSc International Banking and Finance
                            Accelerate your professional career in commercial and corporate banking and the finance, insurance and investment industries.
                            Learn how to apply financial theories to the real world, with the help of academic and industry experts.

                            Minimum academic requirement: UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject area.

                            English language: Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.
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                                                   Modules: Bank Management; Commercial Banking; Bank Operational Risk Management; Ethics, Governance and Responsible Leadership; Financial
                                                   Risk Modelling; Financial Securities Analysis; Financial Services Regulation; Global Finance; Masters Research Project.
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                            MSc Professional
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                            place, while building on your academic skills.

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MSc Risk Management
                Join the increasingly important world of risk – studying data acquisition, organisational risk analysis and impact-assessing insight.
                Progress to a career in a wide range of industries with employers such as Turner and Townsend, Continuity2, Barclays, AIG
                Insurance and Vodaphone.

                Minimum academic requirement: UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject area. Fast-track option available with the
                Institute of Risk Management.

                English language: Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

                                    Modules: Applied Professional Practice; Business Continuity and Crisis Management; Contemporary Issues in Insurance; Ethics, Governance and
                                    Responsible Leadership; Financial Securities Analysis; Global Perspectives on Risk; Risk Analysis and Modelling; Risk and Organisational Resilience;
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                DBA Doctorate of Business Administration
                Choose a professionally-focused alternative to the PhD and develop industry-relevant research around your career commitments.
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MBA Global Master of Business Administration
                           This distinctive MBA course will set the trajectory for your leadership ambitions. It appeals to professional, enterprising and
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                           Minimum academic requirement: UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject area.

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