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2013/14 postgraduate prospectus

Our courses
2013-2014
The following is a list of postgraduate taught courses offered at the University of Strathclyde.
Our course list is also available online at www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate Why not visit our postgraduate community website www.strath.ac.uk/postgrad
Engineering
COURSE ADVANCED MANUFACTURE: TECHNOLOGY & SYSTEMS ADVANCED MANUFACTURING: FORGING & FORMING ADVOCACY ADULT GUIDANCE ANALYSIS of MEDICINES ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES, ADVANCED AUTISM BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES BIOTECHNOLOGY BUILDING DESIGN & MANAGEMENT (Sustainable Engineering Programme) BUILDING DESIGN & MANAGEMENT for SUSTAINABILITY BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, MASTER of BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, DOCTOR of BUSINESS ANALYSIS & CONSULTING BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT, MASTER of BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT, RESEARCH METHODOLOGY in CHARTERED TEACHER STUDIES CHEMICAL & PROCESS ENGINEERING, ADVANCED CHEMICAL PROCESSING (Sustainable Engineering Programme) CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION CLINICAL PHARMACY COMMUNICATIONS, CONTROL & DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY & POLICY COMMUNITY CARE COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING DESIGN COMPUTER SCIENCE, ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION LAW COUNSELLING COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY COUNSELLING SKILLS CREATIVE WRITING CRIMINAL JUSTICE & PENAL CHANGE DIGITAL CREATIVITY

Terms and Conditions of Matriculation


All students will be required as a condition to abide by and to submit to the procedures and rules of the Universitys Statutes, Ordinances, and Regulations as found in the University Calendar, as amended from time to time. A copy of the Calendar is available, on request, from the University or may be downloaded from the link at www.strath.ac.uk/corporateservices/gmpt/academicaffairs The University will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver courses in accordance with the descriptions set out in this Prospectus. Matters such as industrial action and the death or departure of staff may adversely affect the ability of the University to deliver courses in accordance with the descriptions. Also, the University has to manage its funds in a way which is efficient and costeffective, in the context of the provision of a diverse range of courses to a large number of students. The University therefore: a) reserves the right to make variations to the contents or methods of delivery of courses, to discontinue courses and to merge or combine courses, if such action is reasonably considered by the University in the context of its wider purposes. If the University discontinues any course, it will use its reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative course. b) cannot accept responsibility, and expressly excludes liability, for damage to students property, transfer of computer viruses to students equipment, and changes to teaching arrangements and similar activities.

This Prospectus, published August 2012, is for use by those interested in entering the University in the academic year beginning in September 2013. The contents of the Prospectus are as far as possible up-to-date and accurate at the date of publication. Changes are made from time to time and the University reserves the right to add, amend or withdraw courses and facilities, to restrict student numbers and to make any other alterations as it may deem necessary and desirable. The descriptions of courses in this Prospectus are intended as a useful guide to applicants and do not constitute the official regulations which are available in the current edition of the University Calendar. A guide to the admission requirements for the Universitys degree courses is given in each course entry, but please consult the University website for the most up-to-date information. English Language Requirements If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency in English before starting your course. The University accepts a number of English language qualifications but the IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) or the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exams are the most widely accepted. The Universitys general entry requirements are IELTS 6.5 and TOEFL 90-95 (internet based test). Please note, however, that some courses may require a higher

Humanities & Social Sciences


DEGREE

Science
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Strathclyde Business School


COURSE DIGITAL JOURNALISM DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA & COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS/with INTERNATIONAL PLACEMENT DRUG DISCOVERY EARLY YEARS TEACHERS SPECIALISM ECONOMICS, APPLIED EDUCATION EDUCATION & SOCIAL RESEARCH, APPLIED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT ELECTRICAL POWER ENGINEERING with BUSINESS ELECTRONIC & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENTAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH FINANCE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, EUROPEAN FORENSIC SCIENCE GEO-ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING GEOTECHNICS GLOBAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT GLOBAL INNOVATION MANAGEMENT HEALTH HISTORY HIGH-POWER RADIO FREQUENCY SCIENCE & ENGINEERING HISTORICAL STUDIES HOSPITALITY & TOURISM LEADERSHIP HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT HUMAN RIGHTS LAW HYDROGEOLOGY INFORMATION & LIBRARY STUDIES INFORMATION MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING & FINANCE INTERNATIONAL BANKING & FINANCE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL LAW & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT DEGREE MLitt/PgDip MSc MRes MRes PgCert MSc EdD/MEd MSc/PgDip DEdPsy/MSc MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc MSc MRes MSc MSc MSc MSc/PgDip MSc MSc/PgDip/PgCert MRes MSc MSc MSc MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip MSc/PgDip MSc MSc/PgDip LLM/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip MSc/PgDip MSc/PgDip MSc/PgDip MSc/PgDip LLM/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip MSc/PgDip LLM/PgDip/PgCert PAGE 69 40 100 100 59 114 54/56 55 79/80 59 41 41 12 27 27 28 111 113 86 57 26 28 115 33 67 93 67 108 116 73 29 89 89 112 112 74 125 117 74 COURSE INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL MARKETING INTERNET LAW & POLICY INVESTMENT & FINANCE INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM LAW, GRADUATE ENTRY LEAN SIX SIGMA for PROCESS EXCELLENCE LITERATURE, CULTURE & PLACE MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION MARINE ENGINEERING MARINE TECHNOLOGY (Sustainable Engineering Programme) MARKETING MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, ADVANCED MECHATRONICS & AUTOMATION MEDIATION & CONFLICT RESOLUTION MEDICAL DEVICES MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY NANOSCIENCE NEUROSCIENCE NORTH ATLANTIC WORLD, c900-c1800 OFFSHORE FLOATING SYSTEMS OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY (Sustainable Engineering Programme) OPERATIONAL RESEARCH OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT in ENGINEERING OPTICAL TECHNOLOGIES OPTICS & PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGIES PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS PHARMACEUTICAL QUALITY & GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE PHARMACY PHILOSOPHY with CHILDREN PHOTONICS & DEVICE MICROFABRICATION POLITICAL RESEARCH POLLUTION PREVENTION CONTROL, INTEGRATED POWER PLANT TECHNOLOGIES/ENGINEERING PRIMARY EDUCATION PROCESS TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT PRODUCT ENGINEERING DESIGN DEGREE MSc/PgDip MSc/PgDip LLM/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip MSc/PgDip LLB MSc/PgDip/PgCert MLitt/PgDip/PgCert Masters MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip/PgCert EngD/MSc/PgDip/PgCert MRes MSc/PgDip MRes MSc/PgDip MSc/PgDip MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip EngD MSc/PgDip MSc/PgDip DPharm PgCert MSc/PgDip MSc MRes MSc/PgDip/PgCert PGDE (Primary) MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip/PgCert PAGE 121 125 75 111 69 77 34 70 109 120 60 45 14 124 43 34 75 20/21 20 94 97 68 45 14 123 35 94 92 103 103 99 60 96 64 26 43 57 24 35 COURSE PROFESSIONAL LEGAL PRACTICE PROSTHETICS and/or ORTHOTICS REHABILITATION STUDIES PROFESSIONAL STUDIES, ADVANCED PSYCHOLOGY, RESEARCH METHODS in PUBLIC POLICY PUBLIC POLICY, EUROPEAN PUBLIC POLICY, INTERNATIONAL QUANTUM INFORMATION & COHERENCE RENAISSANCE STUDIES DEGREE LLM/PgDip MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc MSc MSc MSc MSc/PgDip MLitt/PgDip PAGE 76 22 61 80 64 65 65 95 70 14 52 61 57 46 46 68 51 53 47 36 62 62 13 14 29 47 17

MSc/PgDip/PgCert EngD LLM/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip MArch/PgDip MArch/PgDip MSc/PgDip MSc/PgDip/PgCert MRes/ MSc/PgDip/PgCert MRes/ MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip/PgCert MRes MBA DBA MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip MRes/PgDiPgCert MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip/PgCert MRes MSc/PgDip MSc MSc MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip LLM/PgDip MSc/PgDip MSc/DPsych PgCert MRes LLM/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip/PgCert

MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS MSc/PgDip

RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS and the ENVIRONMENT MSc/PgDip/PgCert (Sustainable Engineering Programme) RESIDENTIAL CHILDCARE, ADVANCED SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT SECONDARY EDUCATION SHIP & OFFSHORE STRUCTURES SHIP & OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY SOCIAL & CULTURAL HISTORY SOCIAL WORK SOCIAL WORK MANAGEMENT SUBSEA ENGINEERING MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip/PgCert PGDE (secondary) MSc/PgDip MSc MSc/PgDip Master/PgDip MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip

GENEALOGICAL, PALAEOGRAPHIC & HERALDIC STUDIES MSc/PgDip/PgCert

SUPPLY CHAIN & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT/ LOGISTICS MSc/PgDip/PgCert MANAGEMENT/PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT SUPPORTING BILINGUAL LEARNERS SUPPORTING TEACHER LEARNING SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING, Faculty Programme in SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (Sustainable Engineering Programme) SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES TECHNICAL SHIP MANAGEMENT URBAN DESIGN PgCert PgCert MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc/PgDip/PgCert MSc MSc/PgDip MSc/PgDip/PgCert

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First-class learning at the University of Strathclyde


Every year, hundreds of postgraduate students make Strathclyde their first choice. Its largely because of our international reputation for world-class research facilities and excellent teaching staff. But its also because Strathclyde is a friendly and forward-thinking university based in the heart of Glasgow, one of Europes finest cities.
Challenging conventional wisdom has been part of the Universitys core business since it was founded in 1796. Today, Strathclyde is committed to working side-by-side with other leading academics and partners from the business community to deliver solutions to global challenges, in areas including:

Key Facts

Winner of the 2011 UK-wide Times Higher Educations UK Research Project of the Year award, and shortlisted for Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers category The University has attracted numerous global partners who are investing in its vision, including Babcock, GlaxoSmithKline, Rolls-Royce, EDF and Gamesa The University established the UKs first Fraunhofer Institute Europes largest contract research organisation in 2012. Strathclyde is also home to Fraunhofers UK headquarters.

Energy and the environment Health technologies and drug discovery Business innovation and efficiency New technologies, devices, materials and systems Policy, law and education

With more than 200 collaborative agreements with institutions in 50 countries and around 2000 informal links around the world the University of Strathclyde makes major contributions in Scotland, the UK and Europe.

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Welcome to Glasgow: Scotland with style


Strathclydes campus sits at the centre of one of the UKs largest and most dynamic cities. Glasgows music scene, bars and restaurants are renowned and the city offers the best retail experience in the UK outside of London. So its no surprise the New York Times named Glasgow as one of the worlds top 12 places to see in 2012.
As well as its thriving arts and cultural attractions and year-round programme of events, Glasgow is gearing up to host the Commonwealth Games in 2014. The city is also home to more than 20 museums and galleries as well as Scottish Opera, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Ballet. Glasgows vibrant city life is balanced by opportunities to relax and unwind. Did you know that Glasgow means dear green place? The oldest of the citys 90 parks and formal gardens, Glasgow Green, is a 10-minute walk from our campus.

Alan Robertson courtesy of Glasgow: Scotland with style

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Study in Scotland
Scotland is an ancient country that has had a big impact on the modern world. From the Enlightenment to the invention of the television, Scotland and the University of Strathclyde share a world leading educational heritage that continues to this day. Choosing to study in Scotland means you will experience educational excellence that is recognised by employers around the world.
With Glasgow as a base, Strathclyde students are perfectly positioned to explore everything that the country has to offer. For fans of the outdoors, the stunning Trossachs and Highlands are just a short drive or bus journey away. You can enjoy a wide variety of activities such as hill walking, sailing and skiing. In addition you can visit Edinburgh, which is just 40 miles east of Glasgow. Equally, history, culture and entertainment characterise Scotlands other towns and cities, including Inverness, Aberdeen and Stirling.

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World-class Research
The University of Strathclyde stands at the intersection of research, industry and academia, and is taking partnership to a new level with its 89 million Technology and Innovation Centre. The Centre is bringing together world-class academics with partners from business and industry to accelerate the development of new technologies, help companies compete globally, and inform public policy.
Developed with industry, for industry, the centre has already attracted major partners including SSE, the Weir Group and ScottishPower, as well as financial backing from the public sector in the UK and Europe. Together, we are finding solutions to global challenges including climate change, healthcare and sustainability. From 2014, up to 1200 researchers, engineers and project managers from the University and industry will work side-byside in an inspirational new building in the heart of Glasgows Merchant City. The landmark, 25,000 square metres building the equivalent floor space of around 100 tennis courts, has been designed with low carbon principles to the fore.

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Faculty oF engineering Faculty oF Science

Strathclyde has one of the largest, best equipped engineering faculties in the UK and the largest in Scotland. It is renowned internationally for research, teaching quality and strong links with industry. The most recent Research Assessment Exercise confirmed Strathclyde as achieving the highest engineering research power measure in Scotland and in the top 10 within the UK.
Multimillion pound investments by the research councils, Government and industry, including Rolls-Royce and British Energy, are testament to the quality and relevance of the Facultys growing research portfolio. Recent investments in facilities include the Advanced Forming Research Centre, the Power Networks Demonstration Centre and the Advanced Space Concepts Lab. Internationalisation is a key strategic priority for the Faculty and, through its collaborative links with overseas partners, the Faculty now boasts a growing international community of students, researchers and staff from more than 80 countries and collaborations with overseas universities and industries. The Graduate Schools within the Faculty of Engineering provide high quality advanced engineering training with an unrivalled portfolio of innovative, industrially-focused postgraduate taught courses and leading research programmes. Through our strong industrial links students have opportunities to work in cross-disciplinary teams, solving real engineering problems.

www.strath.ac.uk/engineering

Faculty of Engineering

The University is a great place to study everything is right in Glasgow city centre. I chose Strathclyde for my PhD because the project interested me and I was awarded a scholarship to study here. Staff in the department were really helpful in planning my project and, because it covers a broad area, it will be a good preparation for my career.
Shailesh Joshi PhD Bioengineering
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Faculty of Engineering
research deGrees MPhil, Mres, Phd, engd as a researcher in the Faculty, you will have the opportunity to participate in leading international research in engineering supported by a research portfolio of more than 89 million. Multimillion pound investments in specialist research labs and study suites mean that our students have access to the very best facilities. We are committed to contributing to the personal development of our research students. Induction days and writing and presentation skills training allow you to meet researchers from across the Faculty and the university. our annual research Presentation day, with its poster and oral presentation sessions, is an established event which allows you to showcase your work to colleagues and industrialists. You will also benefit from the continuous support of two supervisors to help you publish your first paper and provide opportunities to attend and present at international conferences. From heart surgery devices to powering the world with more efficient renewable energies and greener transport, strathclyde engineering researchers are at the forefront of solving some of the major problems facing todays society. Four major interdisciplinary themes bring together academic expertise across departments:
advanced Materials and Manufacture including materials science,

Masters by research in engineering


Mres this course is suitable for those who wish to develop research skills in a particular engineering domain of study, are curious about the nature and challenges of research, or who wish to undertake a fundamental or applied research-based Masters degree. on successful completion of the programme it may be possible for good quality researchers to progress to higher research degrees such as the engineering doctorate (engd) or doctor of Philosophy (Phd). graduates could also work in leading organisations and consultancies developing state-of-the-art products, systems and services. course structure students study 80 credits of taught modules and undertake a 120-credit supervised research project on a topic selected in consultation with course leaders. of the 80 taught credits, students are required to undertake an approved curriculum which comprises:
compulsory modules (20 credits) research training module (10 credits) module chosen from a list reflecting good research practice, such

as engineering project or risk management (10 credits)


classes from within the Faculty of engineering relevant to the chosen

discipline (40 credits) an individual research project (120 credits), theoretical and/or application oriented, may be work-based or allied to one of the many areas of research strengths within the Faculty. compulsory Modules

forming, nano-materials, advanced energy materials and computational engineering aerospace and Marine technologies including new technologies and materials, behaviour analysis and prediction, multi-criteria optimisation, aerospace engineering incorporating space systems, low emission aircraft and future hypersonic vehicles, hydrodynamics, safety analysis, and structural analysis energy, sustainability and the environment including renewable power generation and distribution, renewable energy (low carbon) technologies, power electronics, drives and energy conversion, advanced electrical systems and power systems, integrated sustainable built environment and systems design, building integrated energy systems, earth and environmental science and engineering, geophysics and geotechnical engineering, water engineering, sustainable structural engineering and pollution control and environmental assessment Health engineering including medical devices and diagnostics, cell and tissue engineering, rehabilitation engineering, bio-molecular engineering, neurodegenerative diseases, safety engineering, photonics and micro systems and environmental health these integrated themes are underpinned by additional core competencies in areas such as telecommunication technologies, control systems, signal and image processing, non-destructive testing and enabling engineering. Please contact the Faculty for details. contact engineering Faculty office t: +44 (0)141 548 2749 e: contact-facultyofengineering@strath.ac.uk

research Protocols for science and engineering engineering risk Management or Project Management

course duration 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree from a uK university (or equivalent overseas qualification). the course is principally aimed at graduates from an engineering or physical science discipline. However it is also suitable for employees of public and private sector companies who wish to upgrade their skills. applicants should include a personal statement detailing the engineering sector they are most interested in and an indication of the area of research they wish to pursue. funding Funded studentships may be available. Please contact the Faculty office for information. contact engineering Faculty office t: +44 (0)141 548 2749 e: contact-facultyofengineering@strath.ac.uk

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Postgraduate Programme in sustainable engineering


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert www.strath.ac.uk/suseng this flexible, multidisciplinary programme combines study in specialist, advanced engineering technologies with training in sustainability. With input from industry and a range of engineering departments, the course is a cross-disciplinary collaboration relevant to students seeking careers in industry and to industry staff seeking to further their professional development. employers place a high value on job candidates whose expertise in their chosen field is underpinned by a comprehensive understanding of sustainable approaches and practices. Programme structure the course consists of three related components:
instructional modules (including a sustainability class taken

step four: complete Group Project You work within a group of students from different specialist themes to produce sustainable solutions for real-life industry problems. site visits, field trips and regular progress reports to industrial partners are an integral part of the process and you will develop valued skills in team-working, problem-solving, report-writing and presentation. successful completion of eight instructional modules and a group project leads to the award of a Postgraduate diploma. step five: complete individual Project Msc students study a selected topic in depth and submit a thesis. substantial industry input at this stage in the form of project ideas brings together engineering graduates and business representatives. successful completion of eight instructional modules, a group project and an individual project leads to the award of an Msc. course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time (minimum) Pgcert/Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 18 months part-time entry requirements First degree or other qualification equivalent to an Honours degree in a relevant engineering, technology or science discipline. entry may be possible with other qualifications provided there is evidence of relevant experience and of the capacity for postgraduate study. specialist theme Modules & contacts Building design and Management ecology, sustainability and the Built environment construction Project Management energy resources and Policy contact Postgraduate secretary t: +44 (0)141 548 3021 e: e.thomson@strath.ac.uk chemical Processing colloid engineering safety Management Practices Process design Principles emerging technologies Programming & optimisation environmental control technologies contact Brian dickson t: +44 (0)141 553 4131 e: brian.dickson@strath.ac.uk

by all students)
group project (on a topic related to environmental, social,

or economic sustainability)
Individual project

step one: select your specialist theme Building design and Management chemical Processing Marine technology offshore renewable energy renewable energy systems and the environment sustainable Product development step two: select two Generic Modules design Management Financial engineering Information Management Project Management risk Management step three: select at least one environmental Module

environmental Business strategy environmental Impact assessment environmental Management systems

You will take at least three generic modules which meet employers requirements for comprehensive engineering skills and satisfy key requirements to attain chartered engineer status. specialist Modules You also take a number of modules relevant to your selected specialist theme (three for the Postgraduate certificate award, up to five for the Postgraduate diploma/Msc). successful completion of six instructional modules leads to the award of a Postgraduate certificate.

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Department of Architecture
www.strath.ac.uk/architecture Marine technology risers and Mooring Lines advanced Marine structures Waterborne transportation systems computational Free surface Hydrodynamics Maritime safety and risk Modelling and optimisation in design

research deGrees MPhil, Phd Mres Building design and Management for sustainability contact for research degrees dr Nina Baker e: nina.baker@strath.ac.uk tauGht courses March/Pgdip advanced architectural design architectural design (International) Msc/Pgdip advanced architectural studies Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert Building design and Management* urban design *part of sustainable engineering Programme, see pg 13 contact for taught courses ellen thomson t: +44 (0)141 548 4219 e: e.thomson@strath.ac.uk the department of architecture has a vibrant postgraduate community and an undergraduate population of more than 300 students. staff specialise in a variety of disciplines and together with visiting staff provide a wide range of academic and professional expertise. described by the royal Institution of British architects (rIBa) as having a research portfolio of outstanding range and quality, the department has achieved high gradings in successive research assessment exercises with 40 per cent of our research at 4* and 3* levels, putting strathclyde in the top three or four architecture schools in the uK. research activities there is a clear identity for the departments research activities within broad research groupings, described opposite. these groups allow the diversity of students interests to be focused within a departmental research strategy aimed at enhancing architectural knowledge, while having a transformative impact on the built environment and contemporary architectural culture. research in the department offers a laboratory for informing education, research and knowledge exchange in the fields of architecture and urban design, through collaborations within the Faculty of engineering, across the university, and by engagement with practice and links with specialists both inside and outside the university. Within these identified areas of expertise, the department of architecture is home to the following specialist research groups and clusters:

contact Professor Peilin Zhou e: peilin.zhou@strath.ac.uk offshore renewable energy energy resources and Policy electrical Power systems renewable Marine energy systems Finite element analysis of Floating structures contact Professor Peilin Zhou e: peilin.zhou@strath.ac.uk renewable energy systems and the environment energy resources and Policy energy systems analysis electrical Power systems energy Modelling and Monitoring

contact Postgraduate admissions t: +44 (0)141 548 2846 e: contact-mecheng@strath.ac.uk


Product design techniques sustainable Product design & Manufacture

sustainable Product development

together with a selection from the following optional modules:


caed systems Product Modelling and Visualisation engineering risk Management supply chain operations People, organisation and technology

contact e: pgadmissions@dmem.strath.ac.uk

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Building design and Management for sustainability


Mres the centre for research in design and sustainability the centre works on the application of technology to help deliver a more sustainable built environment in response to government, industry and society needs. research is closely linked with international and national targets for reducing social and environmental impacts (including carbon reduction, waste minimisation and reducing pollution), and promoting energy and resource efficiencies in an attempt to improve quality of life for all. the centre also explores cultural studies. this embraces the differing definitions of culture, at the core of which lie the history and theory of buildings and cities, and exploration of how and why buildings and cities are produced and used, how they are represented and the meanings we attach to them and the relationships between architecture and fields as diverse as music, painting, literature, politics, economics, critical theory, media and visual culture. the centre also hosts the construction dispute resolution Interdisciplinary research cluster. the work of the cluster involves collaborative work with the universitys Law school. It has a funded programme of work including research into Mediation as a process of dispute resolution within the sphere of construction disputes, as well as the role of construction lawyers and participants within the process. the cluster is also actively engaged in research focusing on concurrent delay analysis and adjudication. staff are part of the developing academic community researching construction dispute resolution and have published extensively in national and international journals. the cluster also offers training and consultancy on the legalities of the construction process. urban design studies unit (udsu) the broad areas of expertise of the unit are urban morphology, urban modeling at neighbourhood and public space scale, the relationships between people and space and, community engagement in urban renewal. recent research focuses on generative urban processes at the scale of the neighbourhood, block and plot; and urbanism, the comparative study of urban form in different geographic locations and historic periods. the unit offers consultancy on urban regeneration locally and internationally, as part of urban sustainability through the environmental design network. staff are widely published in international journals, have edited books and sit on the editorial boards of journals such as Environment and Planning B and Urban Design International. some are members of groups such as the International association for People environment studies, environmental structure research group and the academy of urbanism. this degree is aimed at recent graduates who may be interested in pursuing research in this area (perhaps moving on to doctoral studies). It is also suitable for early to mid-career building and urban designrelated professionals who are seeking a competitive edge in the workplace and the opportunity to bring strategic sustainable design and management thinking into their own modes of practice. the course involves advanced knowledge of social, environmental and economic sustainability relating to the built environment, construction and project management, and discusses current design, management and practice methods. curriculum the research programme covers theoretical and practical aspects of:
sustainability and the Built environment construction and the Built environment research Protocols in science and engineering

course duration 12 months full-time; 36 months part-time entry requirements Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant architecture, engineering, technology, or science discipline. entry may be possible with other qualifications provided there is evidence of relevant experience and of the capacity of postgraduate study.

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advanced architectural design


March/Pgdip (arB and riBa Part 2 course) the Pgdip in advanced architectural design represents the final stage of academic architectural education en route to Part 2 professional qualification. subject to an invitation from and approval by the course director, satisfactory completion of all diploma work, and presentation of a clear and ambitious programme of work, students may extend their study for an additional three months in order to convert their diploma into an March. curriculum the course covers current theoretical approaches to urban issues and architectural design. You will:
develop formal and technical architectural ability undertake a comprehensive urban and/or architectural design project demonstrate awareness of management procedures relevant to

architectural design (international)


March/Pgdip the March in architectural design (International) is offered to international students who are looking for a challenging programme of study that addresses the rIBa Part 2 educational criteria. course structure the programme is structured over two years of study. the first year is equally divided between the design studio and a set of taught classes including cultural studies and an elective option. the studio projects are designed to develop the ability to deliver a considerable degree of architectural resolution and technical competence. In culture studies students also develop academic and intellectual rigour in an area of personal study into a dissertation, which can be the foundation for further work in the second year. In Year 2 the first semester is centred on a series of workshops designed to engage with the particular architectural, environmental and cultural context endemic to the chosen locality. the second semester is the opportunity to undertake a significant architectural project. this requires the student to take a stance on contemporary architectural issues and through this medium pursue an agenda that reflects their own interests and creative ambitions. the final three months involve advanced development of the thesis design proposals to a substantial depth. course duration March: 24 months full-time Pgdip: 21 months full-time entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, as well as studio work of an acceptable quality. Please note that without studio work of acceptable quality, a second-class Honours degree may not be sufficient for acceptance.

design practice carry out a detailed examination of an issue or issues of particular architectural and/or urban significance the course comprises studio design work, lectures, special projects and workshops. classes include urban history and theory, mapping architecture, digital media, sustainability and environmental assessment and landscape design. studies are predominantly project-based and demand a high level of design ability. the course carries arB/rIBa Part 2 exemption for students who have already completed at least four years of full-time architectural study. course duration March: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent agreed academic standard, as well as the agreement of the director of studies that studio work is of an acceptable quality. Please note that without studio work of acceptable quality, a second-class Honours degree may not be sufficient for acceptance.

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advanced architectural studies


Msc/Pgdip this course offers students a unique opportunity to broaden and deepen their architectural education unencumbered by professional examinations. It provides an open and creative learning environment that embraces historical, theoretical and practical work. this course is neither prescribed by the arB nor validated by rIBa. course structure the course comprises a core curriculum, optional classes and a student-led thesis, project or dissertation where students have the opportunity to specialise in one of the departments renowned research areas such as architectural computing, urbanism, history and theory, and sustainability. Modules are supported by a lecture series at which notable architects and commentators set out the boundaries of the social, political, economic and architectural environment. each part of the course is designed to provide an opportunity to develop projects related to your own interests at the frontier of architectural debate. studies are seminar, lecture and project-based and demand a high level of academic and design ability. curriculum the core curriculum comprises:
design studio modules from the studio options available in Year 5

urban design
Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert this course is designed for both practitioners and students to enhance the understanding of the city as a complex and dynamic system and to advance the skills of practical urban design. While the focus is on physical planning and the design of urban spaces and buildings, the various influencing factors are also carefully considered. the major topic is the european metropolis, or city region, within the context of globalisation. the department and the course have an established partnership with glasgow city council which enriches the programme with challenges and realism. course structure the course is delivered through studio work, lectures and seminars and a piece of research carried out by the student. the studio involves work on the urban design of a complex urban area, including the levels of the entire city, the neighbourhood and the individual public space defined by urban architecture. Lectures and seminars, delivered as compulsory and optional taught classes, normally run over two and a half days to allow for flexible booking by cPd and part-time students. they cover the following topics, relevant to the studios design project:

of the March course


two lectures series, Mapping architecture 1 and 2, introducing a wide

range of contemporary ideas about the built environment


field trip (in recent years to Berlin, London, amsterdam, Florence

typology and architecture economics and real estate politics and policy building laws and design codes transportation and infrastructure landscape and recreation history and theory implementation methods and management representation and visual communication

and Marseille)
special projects introducing contextual ideas in fields such

as computing, urbanism, art, engineering and anthropology taught course in Professional studies course duration Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent agreed academic standard as well as the agreement of the director of studies that studio work is of an acceptable quality.

successful completion of studio and classes leads to the award of a Postgraduate diploma; the completion of an additional research element leads to the award of the Msc in urban design, which is accredited as a specialist course by the royal town Planning Institute. course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 18 months part-time Pgcert: 5 months full-time, 9 months part-time entry requirements an Honours degree, or equivalent, in a discipline related to the built environment and the city (eg architecture, planning, engineering, landscape architecture, sociology, history). candidates with alternative professional experience may also be considered.

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Department of Biomedical Engineering


www.strath.ac.uk/bioeng & www.strath.ac.uk/prosthetics research deGrees Bioengineering MPhil, Phd Mres Biomedical engineering/Medical technology engd Medical devices Prosthetics & orthotics MPhil, Phd tauGht courses Bioengineering Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert Biomedical engineering Medical devices Prosthetics & orthotics Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert Prosthetics and/or orthotics rehabilitation studies contact for Bioengineering research degrees & taught courses Professor Helen grant t: +44(0) 141 548 3438 e: m.h.grant@strath.ac.uk contact for Prosthetics & orthotics research degrees dr tony Mcgarry t: +44 (0)141 548 5868 e: anthony.mcgarry@strath.ac.uk contact for Prosthetics & orthotics taught courses dr Kevin Murray t: +44(0)141 548 3929 e: kevin.d.murray@strath.ac.uk Morag McIntosh t: +44(0)141 548 4792 e: morag.mcintosh@strath.ac.uk the department of Biomedical engineering was formed in 2012 following the merger of the Bioengineering unit and the National centre for Prosthetics and orthotics. the merger reconnects two complementary and key areas of health technology teaching and research with a history of innovation stretching back to the founding of the Bioengineering unit in 1962. the department structure offers students unrivalled undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities for learning and knowledge exchange in prosthetics and orthotics and for advanced postgraduate study in a broad range of bioengineering disciplines. Postgraduate degree programmes offered within each section of the new department are listed above. in medicine and biology, based on the application of advances in science, engineering and technology. a major focus is to improve the quality of life of people with medical conditions that restrict independent living and integration within the community. as part of the new department of Biomedical engineering, the Bioengineering unit is a key centre for the development of research projects in biomedical engineering and in the development and testing of medical devices. the last research assessment exercise (rae 2008) reconfirmed the departments reputation for world-class research 60 per cent of research-active staff are rated as world- and internationally-leading. our global collaborations and innovative research provide an excellent postgraduate education environment where students are exposed to leading research set in a multidisciplinary landscape where technology is critical to the delivery of health. the work of our research groups is underpinned by facilities and expertise in the enabling technologies of sensors and transducers, signal and image acquisition and analysis, materials testing and development, and design. We host the doctoral training centre in Medical devices and the strathclyde Institute of Medical devices and the unit is a major partner in the following collaborative ventures:

glasgow research Partnership in engineering Health technologies KtN research academy of Bioactive Molecules and Materials glasgow Health technology cooperative

research Profile We are an international centre of excellence for postgraduate research, with particular emphasis on clinically-related research, ranging from basic investigations to direct clinical applications. the expertise of staff covers a cross-section of skills from cell biology to mechanical engineering and this diversity is crucial to our teaching and research success. the work of the unit is supported by an increasing population of research assistants and research fellows supported on external grants. external research is supported by funding from the research councils, the scottish government, charities and commerce and industry within the uK, eu and internationally in countries such as the us and Japan. research Groups rehabilitation engineering rehabilitation engineering applies scientific and engineering principles to research related to the musculo-skeletal system. Within this group there are three main areas of research:
Biomechanics and Medical robotics Prosthetics and orthotics Motor control and Neuroprosthetics

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Bioengineering unit www.strath.ac.uk/bioeng Bioengineering takes a multidisciplinary approach to solving problems

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Biomedical engineering
Mres Medical diagnostic devices and instrumentation research activities range from minimally-invasive patient monitoring or rapid point of care (Poc) diagnosis to the development of new innovative interventional technologies including heart valves, life support systems and implantable cardiovascular devices. the main areas of research are:

this conversion course is offered to graduates with an interest in developing a research career in an academic, industrial or clinical setting. It introduces biomedical engineering and provides extensive training in research methodology and practice. curriculum this credit-based modular degree comprises assessed instructional modules and project work. compulsory classes engineering science or Medical science Professional studies in Bioengineering research Methodology optional classes (minimum of one) Biomedical electronics Biomedical Instrumentation Introduction to Biomechanics clinical and sports Biomechanics tissue Mechanics Biomaterials and Biocompatibility regenerative Medicine and tissue engineering cardiovascular devices Prosthetics and orthotics Bio-signal Processing & analysis Project students also undertake a research/development project, chosen from a pool of relevant industrial or clinical projects, and submit a thesis. course duration 12 months full-time entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in engineering, physical science, life science, medicine, or a profession allied to medicine. funding some funding may be available. Please contact the department for latest details. contact Professor Helen grant t: +44 (0)141 548 3438 e: m.h.grant@strath.ac.uk

Minimally-invasive diagnostics sensors for cell and tissue engineering/Implanted devices Poc Patient Monitors cardiovascular devices endoscopic technologies

cell, tissue and organ engineering Main areas of research within this group are:

cellular Interactions with Material/chemicals cell/tissue engineering Hybrid artificial organs Modelling of artificial organs

national centre for Prosthetics & orthotics www.strath.ac.uk/prosthetics the National centre for Prosthetics and orthotics (NcPo) has a wide network of collaborative links with departments across the Faculty of engineering and the Faculty of Humanities & social sciences, and also with clinical and research facilities across the uK and overseas. our purpose-built facilities include fully-equipped workshops, an environmental-controlled laboratory, pressure measurement and scanning systems, rapid prototyping facilities and a respiratory gas monitoring system. research as part of the new department of Biomedical engineering, NcPo has an active and expanding research portfolio of fundamental and applied research projects. staff members have collaborative national and international links and attract research income from a variety of sources such as governments, charities and research councils. NPcos research activities are grouped under the following main themes:

clinical activities development and evaluation of clinical techniques evaluation of Prosthetic and orthotic Interventions development and evaluation of outcome Measures Quality of Life Products clinical evaluation tools components technologies clinical simulation for Prescription shape capture

entry requirements for research degrees MPhil/Phd: Normally an Honours degree in engineering or science, but those with other qualifications, eg unclassified medical and paramedical degrees, may also be admitted. Mres/engd: see following course entries.

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Medical devices
engd the course is delivered by staff of the ePsrc-funded Medical devices doctoral training centre (dtc), with colleagues from engineering, the Life sciences and Physical sciences, and with input from clinical advisers from the NHs and elsewhere. curriculum the programme includes a strathclyde Postgraduate enterprise course which enables students to explore issues in technology transfer, spin-out companies and fundraising. Participation in industry days and events in Medical devices in the uK is also a feature of the course. compulsory classes Medical science research Methodology Professional studies in Bioengineering Biomedical electronics Biomedical Instrumentation advanced techniques in Biomedical research Medical genomics Introductory Pharmacology optional classes clinical Biochemistry Introduction to Biomechanics clinical & sports Biomechanics tissue Mechanics Biomaterials & Biocompatibility regenerative Medicine & tissue engineering cardiovascular devices Prosthetics & orthotics Bio-signal Processing & analysis advanced techniques in Biochemistry advanced techniques in Molecular Biology

Medical technology
Mres (online learning) the course provides full training in research for those involved in the medical technology sector. It equips students with the basic knowledge and training in medical technology research and will enable them to apply this knowledge in their own research project. the research project is undertaken in the workplace with full supervision from university staff, supported by local supervisors. this course is ideal for clinicians, scientists and engineers involved in the application, design and manufacture of medical technology. these include: medical doctors, surgeons, nurses, other professionals allied to medicine, life scientists, design and product engineers. curriculum this credit-based modular degree comprises assessed instructional modules and project work. the course is available by distance learning with web-based delivery of the instructional modules. Instructional classes are selected from the following compulsory classes and advanced study class options: compulsory classes case studies in Medical technology or elements of Medical science research Methodology in Healthcare Project advanced class options (choose minimum of two) orthopaedic and cardiovascular device technology Biomaterials and their applications artificial organ technologies diagnostic Instrumentation course duration 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time start date open entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in engineering, science, medicine or a profession allied to medicine. Where possible, prospective students will be invited for interview. contact Professor terry gourlay t: +44 (0)141 548 2005 e: terry.gourlay@strath.ac.uk

individual doctoral research Project (years 24) each project is co-supervised by academic staff from different scientific disciplines with expertise on a wide range of topics including drug delivery and bio imaging, cell and tissue engineering and micro-devices, and many involve interaction with clinical groups or companies in the medical industries sector. course duration Four years full-time entry requirements First- or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in engineering or physical sciences. funding a number of studentships are available via an ePsrc training package. contact carol McInnes t: +44 (0)141 548 3781 e: carol.b.mcinnes@strath.ac.uk

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Biomedical engineering
Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert this credit-based modular conversion course is accredited by the Institute of Physics and engineering in Medicine (IPeM). an IPeMaccredited Msc is normally required for those wishing to pursue careers as clinical scientists in the National Health service. curriculum all students take instructional classes in the first two semesters; Msc students then complete a research or development project reported by a thesis. You also have the opportunity to visit local clinical centres and attend research seminars presented by visiting experts from the uK and overseas. compulsory classes engineering science or Medical science Professional studies in Bioengineering anatomy and Physiology (for students taking engineering science but who do not have the prerequisite background in anatomy and Physiology) Biomedical electronics Biomedical Instrumentation research Methodology Project advanced class options clinical & sports Biomechanics tissue Mechanics Introduction to Biomechanics Bio-signal Processing & analysis Biomaterials and Biocompatability Prosthetics and orthotics cardiovascular devices regenerative Medicine and tissue engineering course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time entry requirements Msc: First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in engineering, physical science, life science, medicine, or a profession allied to medicine. Pgdip: Normally a first degree, but other applicants will be considered. funding some funded studentships may be available for Msc or Pgdip candidates. Please contact the department for details. contact Professor Helen grant t: +44 (0)141 548 3438 e: m.h.grant@strath.ac.uk

Medical devices
Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert delivered by staff of the doctoral training centre (dtc) in Medical devices this course provides engineers and physical scientists with knowledge and understanding of the medical devices used in diagnosis and treatment of patients, to enable them to pursue a career in the medical device industry. curriculum Participants take compulsory and advanced class options as detailed for the engd in Medical devices, followed by a short research project carried out under the supervision of academic staff, often in collaboration with clinical groups or with industry. course duration one year full-time or part-time entry requirements First- or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in engineering or physical science. funding Funding for scholarships may be available. Please contact the department for details. contact Professor Helen grant t: 44 (0)141 548 3438 e: m.h.grant@strath.ac.uk

Bioengineering scholarship Programme


international excellence awards the department is pleased to offer 10 prestigious competitive scholarships for full-time international applicants to all the Bioengineering Msc programmes. recipients will benefit from an award up to 2,000. successful recipients will be notified before the beginning of term. the china-scotland friendship award Bioengineering will offer this award worth 2,000 to a chinese applicant of outstanding ability. the successful recipient will be notified before the beginning of term. Home applicants may apply for a Postgraduate student awards agency for scotland (Psas) funded scholarship which covers the cost of tuition fees on specific eligible courses. contact Professor Helen grant e: m.h.grant@strath.ac.uk

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Prosthetics and/or orthotics rehabilitation studies


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert (part-time) the course is offered by distance learning to allow participants to study at their own pace, at times which they find convenient. It is modular in format and is delivered off-campus. students select instructional modules from the range available. all the modules include coursework, classwork, tutorials and self-directed learning (with the appropriate academic support). some modules have a compulsory residential period. course structure Postgraduate certificate successful completion of three of the optional and restricted modules leads to the award of Postgraduate certificate. Postgraduate diploma successful completion of six classes from the list of optional and restricted modules leads to the award of Postgraduate diploma. Msc In addition, Msc students take compulsory modules in research Methodology and data analysis. they also undertake a research project on which they write a dissertation. It may be possible for the project to be carried out at the participants place of employment. optional Modules clinical governance orthotic studies* Prosthetic studies* Introductory Biomechanics Lower Limb Prosthetic Biomechanics Lower Limb orthotic Biomechanics clinical gait analysis * not available to Prosthetists or orthotists restricted Modules (for professional Prosthetists/orthotists only)

Department of Chemical & Process Engineering


www.strath.ac.uk/chemeng research deGrees Phd, MPhil, Mres contact for research degrees caroline rashid t: +44 (0)141 548 2837 e: caroline.rashid@strath.ac.uk tauGht courses Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert (full-time courses) advanced chemical & Process engineering chemical Processing* *part of sustainable engineering Programme, see pg 13 contact for full-time courses Brian dickson t: +44 (0)141 553 4131 e: brian.dickson@strath.ac.uk Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert Part-time courses chemical technology and Management Process technology and Management contact for Part-time courses Kenneth Moffat t: +44 (0)141 553 2399 e: kenneth.moffat@strath.ac.uk the department of chemical & Process engineering is a centre of research excellence in nanoscale science and engineering, specialising in Nanostructured Materials, Biomolecular engineering and Low carbon technology. these interdisciplinary themes are supported by strengths in multi-scale modeling and optical and adsorption measurement. research is concerned with major issues of chemical, energy and life science industries. research areas nanostructured Materials Key areas of research include the development, characterisation, measurement and modeling of novel nanostructured materials. specific research areas include:

advanced Prosthetic science advanced orthotic science

Please note that, while not all modules may be offered every year, students will be offered a reasonable choice at any given time. course duration Msc: 36 months part-time Pgdip: 24 months part-time Pgcert: 12 months part-time entry requirements a university degree or an academic or professional qualification acceptable to the director of the National centre. the content of some courses may require a basic knowledge of trigonometry and the ability to handle simple algebraic equations.

nanostructured carbon, silicates and framework materials nanomaterials at bio-interfaces adsorption fundamentals and measurement optical diagnostics of nanostructure interfacial nanostructures nanoparticle engineering polymer membranes molecular modelling materials for electrochemical devices

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advanced chemical & Process engineering


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert (full-time) Biomolecular engineering Key areas of research include bioanalytical technologies, biotherapeutics engineering, protein aggregation and assembly. specific research areas include:

the programme meets accreditation requirements for the Institute of chemical engineers which allow graduates to apply for chartered engineer status. It uses a strong project-based approach and is relevant to the recruitment needs of a broad range of employers throughout the chemical and process sectors. curriculum the Msc requires eight taught modules, a group design project and an individual research project, working with our team of leading researchers on chemical engineering issues of the future. the diploma requires eight modules and a group Project and the certificate six modules. the key areas of the programme content are as follows: chemical & Process engineering Process design Principles safety Management Practices colloid engineering Multi-Phase Processing Petroleum engineering environmental control technologies Process safety design emerging technologies Programming & optimisation Multidisciplinary skills Project Management risk Management Information Management understanding Financial Information candidates wishing to cover the same scope of subjects but be involved in a multidisciplinary sustainable engineering programme should apply for the Msc sustainable engineering: chemical Processing pathway (see pg 13). course duration Msc: one year full-time Pgdip: nine months full-time Pgcert: six months full-time entry requirements an Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant engineering, technology or science discipline. entry may be possible with other qualifications provided there is evidence of relevant experience and ability to study at an advanced level.

enzymatic biocatalysis crystalisation process technology bioprocess analytical technology high pressure processing colloidal and soft matter engineering molecular modeling

low carbon technology Key areas of research include low carbon energy devices, and gas processing. specific research areas include:
fuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors hydrogen storage carbon capture

Multi-scale Modelling Key areas of research: theory and simulation of interfacial systems, aggregation processes in bulk and at interfaces, colloidal and soft matter, granular material. research environment our research students come from all over the world to participate in an active research programme. all students have the opportunity to select classes in specialised scientific and engineering subjects and to develop their managerial skills through interaction with the departments successful Integrated graduate development scheme. a number of studentships are available for well-qualified applicants. the department has access to the engineering Facultys High Performance computing cluster, the advanced Materials research Laboratory and facilities of the centre for continuous Manufacture and crystallisation. In addition research and experimental facilities include:

thermogravimetric analysis differential scanning calorimetry/high-pressure dsc temperature programmed desorption and mass spec static and multiangle dynamic light scattering/3d dLs cd, FtIr and uV-vis spectrometers cavity ring-down spectrometer optical microscopy and image analysis cell test systems gas chromatography, gas adsorption and gas separation facilities for the large-scale production of hollow polymer fibres membrane bioreactor very high isostatic presses high-temperature furnaces high-pressure viscometer rheometers bench-top continuous reactors

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chemical technology and Management


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert (part-time distance learning) this part-time distance learning programme is based on a partnership between the department of chemical & Process engineering and the royal society of chemistry (rsc). the course is directed at people working as chemists in research and development, and to those in manufacturing and business management roles in the uK and overseas. the programme meets the management development needs of members of the rsc and those working in the chemical, pharmaceutical and process industries. curriculum the Msc requires 12 taught modules and a work-based project (equivalent to six modules). the diploma requires 12 modules and the certificate six modules. each module requires a study time of around 100 hours, inclusive of workshop attendance, over a six-month period. You will study the basics of finance, marketing and people management alongside the technical disciplines. a typical study programme would include modules in:

Process technology and Management


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert (part-time distance learning) this part-time modular programme is primarily for industry-based students from the uK and overseas focusing on Process technology/ Management and Business/It. the programme meets accreditation requirements for the Institute of chemical engineers. It uses a strong project and work-based approach, supported by online tutorials which provide direct contact between tutors and participants. some face-toface sessions may also be available, subject to demand. this programme meets the development needs of graduates from a range of engineering, technology and science disciplines (eg chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, control engineers, chemists) and is relevant to a broad range of type and size of company throughout the chemical and process sectors. curriculum the Msc requires 12 taught modules and a work-based project (equivalent to six modules). the diploma requires 12 modules and the certificate six modules. the key areas of the programme content are weighted as follows:
Process technology 50% chemical technology 25% Business, Management and It 25%

Management of technological Innovation Laboratory Management Intellectual Property rights Process design Project Management safety and Loss Prevention accountancy and Finance general and strategic Management Manufacturing technology It strategies

For graduates in disciplines other than chemical engineering, foundation or bridging modules in chemical engineering are available. this programme is only available on a part-time basis. candidates wishing to cover the same scope of subjects on a full-time basis should apply for the Msc advanced chemical and Process engineering or Msc chemical Processing (see pg 13). course duration Msc: three years part-time Pgdip: two years part-time Pgcert: one year part-time entry requirements Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant engineering, technology or science discipline. entry may be possible with other qualifications provided there is evidence of relevant experience and ability to study at an advanced level.

the programme is supported by online tutorials which provide direct contact between tutors and participants. some face-to-face sessions may also be available, subject to demand. course duration Msc: three years part-time Pgdip: two years part-time Pgcert: one year part-time entry requirements Honours degree from a relevant engineering, technology or science discipline. entry may be possible with other qualifications with evidence of relevant experience and capability of advanced study.

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Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering


(incorporating the david livingstone centre for sustainability) www.strath.ac.uk/civeng research deGrees MPhil, Phd Mres Programmes climate change adaptation geo-environmental engineering Integrated Pollution Prevention and control contact for research degrees Lisa Lyons t: +44 (0)141 548 3277 e: lisa.lyons@strath.ac.uk tauGht courses Msc environmental engineering environmental entrepreneurship environmental Health geotechnics Hydrogeology sustainability and environmental studies contact for taught courses Pippa tawse t: +44 (0)141 548 3200 e: pippa.tawse@strath.ac.uk open access/continuing Professional development uK students have the option of undertaking classes on an individual basis. students who demonstrate sufficient success in single modules may be allowed to progress towards a Postgraduate certificate, Postgraduate diploma or Msc. contact for open access/continuing Professional development dr Jane andrews e: j.j.andrews@strath.ac.uk the department of civil & environmental engineering has a unique combination of multidisciplinary expertise, reflected in its portfolio of masters courses, dynamic Phd programmes and internationally renowned research. the department combines the strengths of civil engineering, environmental Health, sustainability and environmental studies, providing the highest quality professional training linking the built environment with the natural environment. our department has a large international student population and a global research profile, with almost two-thirds of our research output rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent research assessment exercise. the department is an active member of the Joint research Institute (JrI) in environmental, Infrastructure and transportation engineering and the JrI in Mechanics of Materials, structures and Bioengineering formed under the glasgow research Partnership in engineering (grPe). david livingstone centre for sustainability www.strath.ac.uk/dlcs civil & environmental engineering incorporates the david Livingstone centre for sustainability (dLcs), which promotes cross-disciplinary programmes in teaching and research in the areas of environment and sustainability. the centres diverse expertise profile comprises staff from engineering, science and social sciences. With a long-established record since 1992, the centre produces top-quality graduates to meet the demands of the environmental agencies, businesses, education and the construction industry both in the uK and internationally. In addition its open access classes are available on an individual basis for those wishing to undertake professional development. research the departments research and knowledge exchange activities come under three overlapping multidisciplinary research groups: environment investigating the environmental impacts of our civil engineered society in the context of climate change and global sustainability infrastructure the design and implementation of advanced monitoring and modelling techniques to improve performance of structures under complex, coupled environmental conditions Geotechnics and Geosciences understanding and predicting the coupled thermal, chemical, mechanical and hydraulic behaviour of soil and rock systems our research groups are involved in international and national research including two ePsrc consortia (systems approach For engineered Barriers, Biogeochemical applications in Nuclear decommissioning and Waste disposal), an ec/FP7 Industry-academia Partnerships and Pathways Project (Modelling Installation effects in geotechnical engineering), and the scottish governments centre for expertise in climate change (Workstream on Perception and communication of risk and uncertainty). In addition we are involved in national and international research training initiatives such as the ec-funded Marie curie research training Network (advanced Modelling of ground Improvement on soft soils coordinated by the department), aLert geomaterials, earth science scotland and the Malawi Millennium project. the department has excellent research facilities which include: environmental chemistry Laboratory; Microbiology Laboratory, geomechanics Laboratory, structures Laboratory, constitutive and Numerical Modelling of geomaterials lab. entry requirements for research degrees MPhil/Phd: First- or upper second-class Honours degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline. Mres: see next page.

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MRes (Masters by Research) Programmes


Mres degrees comprise a 33 per cent taught element and a supervised thesis project of 67 per cent. students take compulsory modules plus a choice from any of the departments postgraduate courses (see lists on folowing pages). Mres entry requirements First- or upper second-class Honours degree from a uK university (or equivalent overseas qualification) in an engineering, life science or earth science discipline. compulsory Modules environmental Pollution Management environmental chemistry research Protocols for science and engineering Waste Management and Landfill design

taught courses
course duration 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Msc students undertake a dissertation after successful completion of the taught component (June august). accreditation all* our Msc courses are professionally accredited by the Institution of civil engineers (Ice) enabling students to progress to chartered engineer (ceng) status. these innovative courses (some are unique in the uK and europe) already involve extensive industrial collaboration and further partnerships with companies, government agencies and Ngos are being developed. *except for Msc environmental Health which is accredited by the royal environmental Health Institute of scotland.

climate change adaptation


this course is designed for engineering graduates and public and private sector employees who wish to upgrade their skills in order to tackle the complex issues relating to sustainable development, and to design engineering options for climate change adaptation. compulsory Modules air Pollution climate change & Human Health climate change, adaptation and Mitigation environmental Business strategy research Protocols for science and engineering

Geo-environmental engineering
the course will appeal to graduates in fields such as civil engineering, environmental engineering, environmental science, geography, environmental protection and biological sciences. It is also aimed at graduates already employed in overseas government ministries and other public bodies related to engineering, earth sciences, environmental protection, sustainable development, environmental impact assessment, ecology, geotechnical engineering, solid waste management, recycling. compulsory Modules contaminated Land Hydrogeology research Protocols for science and engineering site Investigation and risk assessment

scholarship Programme

www.strath.ac.uk/civeng/pg/funding applicants of outstanding calibre to our Msc courses are eligible to apply for a range of international scholarships offered by the university:

the deans excellence awards for India commonwealth shared scholarship scheme Palestinian scholarship scheme university of strathclyde International scholarships (between 4,000 and 6,000)

integrated Pollution Prevention and control


With companies routinely employing environmental managers to deal with issues such as Iso 9001/Iso 14001 and new pollution prevention and control (Pcc) legislation, this Mres is extremely relevant. It supplies the multidisciplinary skills required to conduct IPPc projects which are not provided by typical undergraduate courses in environmental Health, Public Health, chemistry, earth sciences and the Life sciences. this course will appeal to students from a range of undergraduate programmes such as civil engineering, environmental engineering, environmental science, chemistry, environmental health, environmental protection and biological sciences.

international excellence award the department is offering a prestigious 1,000 scholarship for international students on our innovative Msc and Mres courses. www.strath.ac.uk/civeng/pg/excellenceawards a limited number of awards covering tuition fees are available to high-calibre students across all our Msc courses. contact for scholarship information t: +44 (0)141 548 3200 e: dlcs@strath.ac.uk Postgraduate funding: saas Home/eu postgraduate applicants can apply to saas (www.saas.gov.uk) for a tuition fee loan to help with the cost of their fees (up to 3,400 for full-time students and up to 1,700 for part-time students)

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environmental engineering
Msc this course meets the needs of global urban regeneration, environmental protection, contaminant remediation and infrastructure investment portfolios. the curriculum has been designed to provide the contemporary, interdisciplinary training required for many environmental professions: environmental engineering, environmental sciences and environmental forensics. It is suitable for graduates from engineering, earth sciences, environmental management or other relevant disciplines. candidates from industry may continue in employment and complete the Msc in part-time mode. the career prospects of graduates are excellent due to significant skills shortages in the environmental profession both in the uK and overseas. curriculum compulsory Modules Principles of environmental Microbiology Hydrogeology environmental chemistry research Protocols for science and engineering site Investigation and risk assessment Waste Management and Landfill design optional Modules (six to be chosen) air Pollution, climate change & Human Health contaminated Land environmental Impact assessment environmental Pollution Management Fundamentals of environmental Forensics environmental Management systems environmental Law geographical Information systems (gIs) global Water Policy Pollution and rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems Water and environmental Management entry requirements First- or upper second-class Honours degree from a uK university (or equivalent overseas qualification) in engineering, earth sciences, environmental management or other relevant disciplines.

environmental entrepreneurship
Msc this unique course the first of its kind in europe meets the needs of graduate students from a science, engineering, technology or business background who want to contribute to environmental improvement, and want to learn how to identify and evaluate business opportunities. For the client-Based class students carry out a project of interest to an industrial client. curriculum compulsory Modules department of civil & environmental engineering client-Based environmental entrepreneurship in Practice Qualitative and Quantitative research Methods Hunter centre for entrepreneurship
entrepreneurial capital entrepreneurship, Innovation and commercialisation

department of accounting & Finance


sustainable transformation and accountability

optional Modules (six to be chosen) department of civil & environmental engineering air Pollution, climate chane and Human Health contaminated Land Management environmental Management systems environmental Pollution Management global Water Policy science, technology and Innovation Policy Waste Management and Landfill design department of Mechanical & aerospace engineering
energy resources and Policy

department of economics
environmental economics economic appraisal energy economics

the Law school


International environmental Law uK and eu environmental Law

department of design, Manufacture & engineering Management


sustainable Product design and Manufacturing

For students interested in renewables it may also be possible to choose the following options:
Wind Power technology renewable Marine energy systems energy Modelling and Monitoring

entry requirements First- or upper second-class Honours degree from a uK university (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline.

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environmental health
Msc environmental Health is the assessment and management of environmental influences on human health. the link between environmental Health, civil and environmental engineering and specialist environmental science/Management teaching at strathclyde represents a globally unique combination that directly addresses many of the changing and emerging threats to public health across the developed and developing world. Many graduates have highly successful careers in environmental consultancy, health and safety management, the food industry, public water utilities, waste management, and the housing sector. others develop careers as environmental Health officers. students learn about interdisciplinary science and engineering-based approaches for effective management of risks to human health from a wide range of influences in the built and natural environment. this course is accredited by the royal environmental Health Institute of scotland (reHIs). curriculum compulsory Modules air Pollution, climate change & Human Health contaminated Land Food Inspection and control Food safety and Hygiene Infection and Vector control Introduction to Health and safety Meat Hygiene and Inspection occupational Health and toxicology Public Health studies Waste Management and Landfill design department of Mechanical & aerospace engineering acoustics optional Modules (one to be chosen) sustainability and strategic environmental assessment environmental Impact assessment environmental Pollution Management geographic Information systems (gIs) Housing Policy and Law research Protocols for science and engineering site Investigation and risk assessment Water and environmental Management entry requirements First- or upper second-class Honours degree from a uK university (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a relevant science discipline.

Geotechnics
Msc this course is offered jointly by the universities of strathclyde and glasgow and is run in partnership with a range of industrial partners, representing consultants, contractors and site investigation specialists. the academics contributing to the course are international experts in their field, supported by two Visiting Professors from industry. the course is sponsored by PLaXIs BV and by Wilde analysis Ltd who provide the internationally known PLaXIs finite element code for geotechnical analyses. an innovative feature of the course is the integration of modern techniques for analysis, such as numerical modelling using PLaXIs. the course acts as a geotechnical specialisation degree for civil engineering graduates as well as a conversion degree for earth sciences, physics and mathematics graduates wishing to develop skills for an exciting career in geotechnical engineering. curriculum compulsory Modules Introduction to geotechnics Foundation engineering rock Mechanics, tunnelling and groundwater site Investigation and risk assessment slopes and Walls soil Modelling and Numerical analysis geotechnical design Project optional Modules (one to be chosen)

contaiminated Land ground Improvement and reinforcement

case studies and design projects are based on real projects, developed in collaboration with the industrial partners, and incorporate the recently introduced eurocodes in geotechnical design. the industry partners also propose topics for industrially-relevant Msc projects. entry requirements First- or upper second-class Honours degree from a uK university (or equivalent overseas qualification) in engineering, earth sciences, physics or mathematics.

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hydrogeology
Msc Hydrogeology is a key component of the water resources management required to meet the uN Millennium development goals and the Water for Life decade, as well as meeting the targets required from the european Water Framework directive. this Msc will prepare students to be effective hydrogeologists to meet the needs of industry, regulators, government, and consultants throughout the world, to tackle the issues of water scarcity, water security, water economics and sanitation. It also involves linked research and projects in arid zone countries, such as Malawi, Mozambique, tanzania and the Middle east. curriculum compulsory Modules aquifer Mechanics contaminated Land global Water Policy groundwater Flow Modelling Hydrogeology environmental chemistry research Protocols for science and engineering site Investigation and risk assessment optional Modules (four to be chosen) environmental Impact assessment environmental economics (dept of economics)* International environmental Law (school of Law)* Fundamentals of environmental Forensics geographical Information systems (gIs) Waste Management and Landfill design Water and environment Management* * recommended Modules entry requirements First- or upper second-class Honours degree from a uK university (or equivalent overseas qualification) in earth sciences, civil engineering, environmental engineering or related disciplines.

sustainability and environmental studies


Msc this Msc offers a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of sustainability, environmental management, policy, technology innovation and development. It aims to develop an understanding of the theoretical perspectives associated with the decision tools used to apply sustainable development policy and management. this successful programme, offered since 1992, develops applied professional skills and knowledge and graduates are employed in a range of positions in private consultancies, government agencies, local authorities, businesses and industries. curriculum compulsory Modules International environmental Policy Qualitative and Quantitative research Methods sustainability and strategic environmental assessment optional Modules (eight to be chosen) air Pollution, climate change & Human Health* contaminated Land Management economic appraisal energy economics energy resources and Policy* environmental Business strategy environmental Impact assessment environmental Law environmental Management systems environmental Modelling environmental Pollution Management geographical Information systems (gIs) global Water Policy Pollution control Policy Pollution and rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems Principles of environmental Microbiology science, technology and Innovation Policy Waste Management and Landfill design Water and environmental Management * students interested in climate change should take these classes entry requirements First- or upper second-class Honours degree from a uK university (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline.

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Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management


www.strath.ac.uk/dmem research deGrees MPhil, Phd engd advanced Manufacturing: Forging & Forming contact for research degrees Professor umit Bititci, director of research t: +44 (0)141 548 2015 e: research@dmem.strath.ac.uk tauGht courses Msc global Innovation Management Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert advanced Manufacture: technology & systems computer aided engineering design digital creativity Lean six sigma for Process excellence Mechatronics and automation operations Management in engineering Product engineering design supply chain and operations Management/Logistics Management/ Procurement Management sustainable Product development* * part of sustainable engineering Programme, see pg 14 contact for taught courses e: pgadmissions@dmem.strath.ac.uk the department of design, Manufacture & engineering Management (dMeM) conducts broad-based education and research of relevance to the needs of industry and commerce as well as public sector policy. underpinning all the postgraduate teaching offered by the department are active research projects funded by various uK research councils, eu programmes and uK governments technology strategy Board (dMeM has the highest number of Knowledge transfer Partnership programmes in scotland). research the departments research is integrated under the auspices of the Leonardo centre for creating, Making and Managing and is clustered into the following three main research themes: design this theme is concerned with design management and the application of computing technology to support design and design management. research falls into several strands, including:
environmental design user-Lead design design for X

advanced Manufacturing this theme is focused on the research and development of experimental and numerical modelling techniques to improve the economic and technical performance of material forming technologies. the group is well known for the production of computer simulations verified through rigorous experimentation on the departments unique metal-deformation equipment. the departments capabilities in this area are dramatically enhanced by the purpose-built advance Forming research centre (see below) which incorporates state-of-the-art laboratories and forming presses. this group is currently active in the following areas:

Nett-shape Bulk Metal Forming New Bulk-forming Processes and techniques Micro-forming technologies design and analysis of Forming Machinery Manufacture of cellular Bio-Materials via sonication remanufacturing

operations Management Projects under this theme are normally funded through the uK government, eu and industry with a view to creating and testing new technologies, management practices and concepts to improve the performance of organisations from a broad range of industry and commercial sectors. specific interests include:

strategy and Performance Management Process excellence collaboration and supply chain Management High Value Manufacturing design, Manufacture and supply chain Management for renewable energy service operations Management and service Innovation

dMeM also hosts two interdisciplinary research institutes: the advanced Forming research centre (aFrc) a partnership between the university of strathclyde and global industrial manufacturing companies. the aFrc conducts applied and fundamental research into forming and forging technologies. www.strath.ac.uk/afrc strathclyde Institute for operations Management (sIoM) brings together the leading experts in operations Management from strathclydes Business school and engineering Faculty to establish operations Management as a strategic resource in the university. www.strath.ac.uk/siom research degrees We welcome research proposals related to our main research themes outlined above. We would particularly welcome proposals for interdisciplinary research which spans these themes.

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advanced Manufacturing: forging & forming


engd this engineering doctorate is offered by the advanced Manufacturing Industrial doctorate centre (aMIdc) (www.strath.ac.uk/afrc/amidc). the centre, which focuses on developing new and enhanced manufacturing techniques within the forming sector is a joint collaboration between strathclydes advanced Forming research centre (aFrc) and the department of design, Manufacture and engineering Management. the aMIdc is the only established forging and forming research centre in the uK. the engd programme offers a unique opportunity to undertake worldleading research in manufacturing techniques, working with global industrial companies. It will enable students to develop their knowledge and abilities to understand manufacturing issues and allow them to gain industrial experience in order to communicate and implement viable engineering solutions. unlike a traditional Phd, the engd is focused on industry-based research, working at the aFrc or within the host company. course structure the four-year programme starts with a year of classes and projects, which provide a solid grounding in manufacturing and underpin the subsequent industry research project. the following three years are spent developing a research thesis while based within the sponsoring company. industry orientation (september) Industrial and academic supervisors will offer advice on academic module options and provide direction for research thesis topics. this collaboration will continue with regular meetings throughout the programme. year 1 semesters 1 & 2 students complete the following compulsory modules and select six optional modules from the list below. compulsory Modules Manufacturing automation Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing strategic technology Management advanced Material and Production technology advanced Forming technology and systems research Methodology optional Modules Product design techniques strategic supply chain Management caed systems Project Management systems Integration Information Management design of experiments for Process optimisation sustainable Product design and Manufacturing Fundamentals of Lean six sigma systems thinking and Modelling semester 3 Initial scoping Project (to lead into main research thesis) Industrial visits (as prelude to carrying out research in the industrial company) years 2-4 Potential research areas for engd students based on the manufacturing challenges currently facing industry:

Higher quality material More uniform parts and components understand the distribution of properties Location of specific properties Improved tooling Higher precision final parts Longer tool life/better lubricants Improved process control Press instrumentation equipment layout and process flow automation exploration New techniques novel forming processes, net shape forming

entry requirements a first or upper second-class Honours degree, or a Masters qualification in a science or engineering discipline. funding Funding support may be available to eu and uK students to cover university fees and also provide an annual stipend of around 15,000, tax free, for four years. the programme will begin in october each year. engd applicant interviews will be held between May and august. applications are welcome throughout the year. contact christine dent aMIdc Programme coordinator t: +44 (0)141 534 5226 e: christine.dent@strath.ac.uk

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advanced Manufacture: technology and systems


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert Manufacturing continues to be a core sector in a global context. this course is designed to provide high-calibre graduates with an in-depth understanding of advanced manufacturing technology and systems which they may not have acquired in their undergraduate programme. graduates will be equipped with the technological skills required to meet organisational manufacturing challenges of implementing technology and systems for this century. this will include the manufacture of micro- and nano-technology products and the manufacture of components for a new generation of products across a range of industries, including automotive and aerospace. curriculum compulsory Modules advanced Material and Production technology Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing advanced Forming technology and systems Manufacturing automation strategic technology Management group Project Masters Project optional Modules students can select up to three from the following:

computer aided engineering design


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert this course aims to produce a new generation of product design engineers who have the confidence to work with, develop and manage knowledge-based computer-aided engineering design systems (caed) to support engineering design. students gain a thorough understanding of the methods, techniques and tools used in computer-supported product design and development, enabling them to make significant contributions to wealth generation by developing better products in a shorter time at a lower cost. these skills can be applied to and practised in industry-based design projects offered on the course. the course will appeal to graduates with career interests in the application, development, research and management of caed systems. this includes graduates and engineers from small- and medium-sized enterprises, consultancies, large manufacturing companies, college lecturers, and designers educated in an engineering or computer science discipline who wish to enhance their professional ability, enter computer-aided support for engineering design in engineering industries, or improve general It skills. curriculum compulsory Modules caed systems design Management Information technology Product Modelling and Visualisation systems Integration group Project Masters Project optional Modules students also choose a selection from the following:

Information Management Project Management design of experiments for Process optimisation sustainable Product design and Manufacturing Product design techniques Fundamentals of Lean six sigma systems thinking and Modelling strategic supply chain Management caed systems systems Integration

course duration Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time entry requirements Msc: First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any discipline. Pgdip: degree, or good HNd plus relevant industrial experience, may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate diploma. depending on satisfactory progress, students may transfer from the diploma to the Masters course.

caed software systems design Product design techniques Knowledge engineering and Management for engineers Modelling of Manufacturing and Business systems design Methods Project Management

course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time entry requirements Msc: First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any discipline. Pgdip: degree, or good HNd plus relevant industrial experience, may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate diploma. depending on satisfactory progress, students may transfer from the diploma to the Masters course.

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digital creativity
Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert this course is aimed at developing high-calibre Masters graduates with the skills and knowledge to utilise new digital technologies in the creative process. the course would appeal to a wide range of disciplines including architecture, arts, computer science, design, media and engineering. curriculum compulsory Modules digital Media Information Management Product Modelling and Visualisation Virtual reality and rapid Prototyping optional Modules students also choose a selection from the following:

Global innovation Management


Msc (Jointly awarded) the university of strathclyde, aalborg university (denmark), Hamburg university of technology (germany) and swinburne university (australia) developed this programme to provide students with a broad, truly global perspective of Innovation Management. the course concentrates on cross-functional and global cooperation within the innovation process, managing innovation projects and preparing the market introduction of new products and services. It is delivered in english at the institutions. curriculum the common first year at strathclyde includes practical experience of working within globally distributed teams and with an industrial client. the first semester of Year 2 is spent undertaking one of the following:
more in-depth study of innovation management in germany study of innovative entrepreneurship in australia industrial internship in denmark

Building Information Modelling caed software systems design caed systems design Methodology generative design Knowledge Management People, organisation and technology Virtual World for design Project Work and Project Management

In the final semester all students undertake a thesis project, supervised by the second-year host institution. curriculum compulsory classes Innovation Management global design Product development Project design Management design Methods strategic technology Management People, organisation and technology supply chain operations optional Modules (three can be chosen) Management of total Quality and continuous Improvement engineering risk Management enterprise resource Planning strategic supply chain Management Financial Management In supply chains sustainable Product design and Manufacture Product design techniques design for Manufacture and assembly systems thinking and Modelling Information Management Knowledge engineering and Management for engineers course duration 24 months full-time entry requirements second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in an engineering, science or technology subject.

course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time entry requirements Msc: First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. Pgdip: degree, or good HNd plus relevant industrial experience, may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate diploma. depending on satisfactory progress, students may transfer from the diploma to the Masters course.

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lean six sigma for Process excellence


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert the programme provides education to a level of world-class practice in quality management, to enable students and participating companies to gain competitive advantage through the application of basic and advanced sets of tools and techniques of Lean six sigma methodologies, and to demonstrate tangible and quantifiable results to the bottom-line. the course is primarily targeted at those who would like to pursue careers as Process excellence leaders in organisations of the 21st century. this unique course equips graduates with state-of-the-art concepts, methods, principles, tool and techniques relating to quality and process improvement. students have the opportunity to work on practical problems with local companies. course structure successful completion of all compulsory modules, two optional modules and a group project will lead to the award of a Postgraduate diploma. In addition Msc student undertake an individual project. compulsory Modules Management of total Quality and continuous Improvement design of experiments for Process optimisation People, organisation and technology systems thinking and Modelling Fundamentals of Lean six sigma Quantitative Business analysis group Project Masters Project optional Modules (two to be chosen) supply chain operations Leadership service operations Management advanced Project Management duration of course Msc: 12 months full time; 24 months part time or by arrangement Pgdip: 9 months full time; 21 months part time or by arrangement Pgcert: awarded on completion of 60 credits entry requirements Msc: Normally, first or second-class Honours degree in engineering, technology, science, business or a similar discipline from a uK university (or equivalent). Pgdip/Pgcert: degree or equivalent. other qualifications with relevant industrial experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Mechatronics & automation


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert this course provides high-calibre graduates with a broad introduction to the issues encountered and techniques required in developing advanced mechatronic products and automation systems. the course also addresses the challenge of providing industry with generalists who can use broad knowledge and skills to develop multidisciplinary products with a holistic and integrated approach. curriculum compulsory Modules Manufacturing automation Product design techniques Product Modelling and Visualisation advanced Project Management group Project Masters Project optional Modules students also choose a selection from the following:

Knowledge engineering and Management for engineers systems Integration caed software systems design design Methods Information technology control of Principles control techniques

course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time entry requirements Msc: First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any discipline. Pgdip: degree, or good HNd plus relevant industrial experience, may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate diploma. depending on satisfactory progress, students may transfer from the diploma to the Masters course.

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operations Management in engineering


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert this course is aimed at graduates wishing to broaden their expertise from a technological first degree, or who wish to work within the engineering industry. on completion, they will be equipped with state-ofthe-art concepts, methods, techniques and tools enabling them to analyse and implement solutions to operations management issues in an engineering environment. curriculum compulsory Modules environmental Impact and sustainability Management of total Quality and continuous Improvement People, organisation and technology engineering risk Management strategic technology Management advanced Project Management group Project Masters Project optional Module students also choose one from the following:
Facilities Management supply chain operations systems thinking and Modelling

Product engineering design


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert the course aims to address the issues associated with a rapidlychanging market and the demands for better, cheaper and personalised products developed within the shortest possible time. It will provide a thorough training in design theories and process models, design methods, design techniques, computer supported product modelling, analysis, evaluation and digital and physical rapid prototyping of a design solution. the course enhances the professional and creative abilities of graduates from a variety of design-centred disciplines, from mechanical, mechatronic and electrical functions to It. curriculum compulsory Modules caed systems Product Modelling and Visualisation Product design techniques design Management group Project Masters Project optional Modules students also choose a selection from the following:

Group Project teams of students tackle problems of practical relevance in cooperation with external personnel, participating in field trips and producing regular progress reports. successful completion of eight instructional modules and a group project leads to the award of a Postgraduate diploma. individual Project each student undertakes an individual project assignment in which a selected topic is studied in depth, involving a comprehensive literature review, defining realistic objectives, devising a method of approach, systematically carrying out the work and preparing a thesis. successful completion of eight modules, a group project and individual project leads to the award of an Msc. course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time entry requirements Msc: First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in engineering, technology, business or a similar discipline. Industrial experience is valued and exemptions based on work experience or other similar courses may be possible. Pgdip: degree, or good HNd plus relevant industrial experience, may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate diploma. depending on satisfactory progress, students may transfer from the diploma to the Masters course.

Information Management Project Management engineering risk Management systems Integration Knowledge engineering and Management for engineers design Methods sustainable Product development

course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time entry requirements Msc: First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant engineering, technology or science discipline. Pgdip: degree, or good HNd plus relevant industrial experience, may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate diploma. depending on satisfactory progress, students may transfer from the diploma to the Masters course.

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supply chain and operations Management/ logistics Management/ Procurement Management


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert supply chain Management encompasses everything from initial design to procurement of material and services, processing and delivery to the customer. In addition to providing high-calibre graduates with an in-depth understanding of strategic, tactical and operational issues relating to management of supply chains, the programme provides an additional opportunity for students to select a specialism in operations Management, Logistics Management or Procurement Management. the programme is delivered in collaboration with the chartered Institute for Procurement and supply. curriculum core Modules Business, operations and supply chain strategy strategic supply chain Management supply chain operations Management of total Quality and continuous Improvement enterprise resource Planning advanced Project Management Product costing and Financial Management case studies in supply chain Management Masters Project specialist Modules students also choose from the following options, according to their specialist theme: operations Management

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering


www.strath.ac.uk/eee research deGrees MPhil, Phd, engd tauGht courses Msc communications, control & digital signal Processing communications technology & Policy digital Multimedia & communication systems electrical Power engineering with Business electronic & electrical engineering contact for research degrees & taught courses elaine Black t: +44 (0)141 548 2170 e: e.black@eee.strath.ac.uk our department has an international reputation for teaching and research excellence across the electronic and electrical engineering discipline. considered one of the premier departments of our kind, our expertise spans electrical power engineering & renewable energy, telecommunications & signal processing, ultrasonics, microsystems, photonics, and control systems. research activities are driven by six strategically focused groups, which reflect the departments scale, diversity and vision, and underpin its teaching programmes. the latest research assessment exercise (rae) affirmed our status for world-leading and internationally excellent research, rating us top in scotland by a long way and 3rd in the uK. We are home to several unique and world-class facilities, including europes first research centre dedicated to the development of smart-grid technologies (Power Networks demonstration centre), its only gse Power station control room simulator, the uKs only Wind energy systems centre for doctoral training and the FIrst technology transfer Laboratory dedicated to ultrasonic Non-destructive evaluation (Nde) research. Within our vibrant international graduate school, we have more than 230 students from 40 nations. students are the heart of our vision and all of our activities focus on supporting them to fulfil their potential. teaching, led by world-class scholars, combined with pioneering research and state-of-the-art facilities ensures we achieve this, delivering a globally relevant education in a friendly and supportive environment. research Groups centre for excellence in signal and image Processing has a world-class reputation for innovative research on new algorithms, novel architectures and challenging applications. the centre fosters interdisciplinary research across a range of specialisms and conducts application driven research in key industrial sectors. It is home to the texas Instruments chair of signal Processing, the first awarded to any university outside america and is host to the china-scotland signal Image Processing research academy.

Fundamentals of Lean six sigma service operations Management

Logistics Logistics Network optimisation and simulation

logistics Management

strategic Procurement Management organisational Buying Behaviour and structures

Procurement Management

course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time entry requirements Msc: First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any discipline. Pgdip: degree, or good HNd plus relevant industrial experience, may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate diploma. depending on satisfactory progress, students may transfer from the diploma to the Masters course.

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research opportunities exist to work in the centres six broad areas of expertise:

Novel algorithms for signal and Image Processing Multimedia systems and Image Processing Biomedical and genomic signal Processing MIMo radar and communications systems Hyperspectral Imaging rF signals and systems

opportunities include: Modelling and engineering of Lasers; optical MeMs and systems applications; Biomedical sensing using optical Waveguides; optical gas sensing; Lab-on-a-chip for Biomedical research; Laser generated ultrasound for Materials testing. centre for ultrasonic engineering is a founding partner in the uK research centre for Non-destructive evaluation (rcNde), and is internationally recognised in the field of ultrasonic transducers and transducer systems. globally unique, with unparalleled facilities and expertise, the centre is well placed to meet the demands of future ultrasonic technology development. Its activities address markets in non-destructive testing, underwater sonar, biomedical imaging and therapy, and industrial process ultrasound, with expertise spanning nine technical themes. research opportunities exist within each of these:

research opportunities include Information Forensics and security; Novel FPga and dsP architectures and technologies; defence, MIMo communications and radar systems; Biologically Inspired signal/Image Processing; secure audio and Video services; Integrity of data transmission and storage; distributed Video coding, 3d tV and digital Holographic Methods; and Human genome-Boolean Models. centre for intelligent dynamic communications is a centre of excellence focusing on communications technologies and is active in determining applications of optical/wireless techniques in future network evolutions. the centres research profile, comprising four specialist groups, is underpinned by substantial industrial and research council funding:

Mobile communications Broadband and optical Networks dsP enabled communications Plastic electronics

Non-destructive evaluation animal ultrasound transducers Industrial Process control Modelling and advanced software sonar Biomedicine Materials science for ultrasonic applications condition Monitoring

although exploring core themes of communications devices, networking and mobility, activities within these groups overlap to cover the full spectrum of intelligent dynamic communications and offer an extensive portfolio of research opportunities. the centre has extensive industry links, has spawned a number of spin-out companies and is home to Xilinx chair in digital signal Processing, the centre for White space communications and is a core partner of the industry/academic s3c sensors initiative. centre for Microsystems and Photonics specialises in photonic sensors and systems, active & passive photonic devices, control of solid-state lasers, MeMs, microfluidics, microsensors and free-space microphotonics. the centre has been internationally active for more than 25 years, and has an extensive portfolio of theoretical and applied research, supported by industrial partnerships and collaboration with research organisations. It has four distinct thematic activities, and research opportunities exist within each of these:

the centre participates in extensive national and international collaborative research and knowledge exchange projects and recently established the uKs first technology transfer laboratory dedicated to Nde research Facility for Innovation and research into structural testing (FIrst) and the centre of excellence in coded ultrasound in partnership with the universities of Virginia and southern california. industrial control centre Internationally recognised for its theoretical and applied control engineering research, the centre spans key industrial sectors including Metals and Manufacturing, automotive and Marine, Water, environment and Power, renewable energy, Wind energy systems, aerospace and defence, systems Biology and Medical robotics. the primary focus of its research is on the development of system engineering methods and practical algorithms for the control and optimisation of complex and non-linear systems. Being at the forefront of its discipline, the centre offers considerable opportunities for research in: Performance assessment and Benchmarking of control systems; Non-linear systems advanced control; stochastic systems: embedded and real-time systems; adaptive control tuning and Neural Networks.

Photonic sensors and systems MeMs and Microsensors Microfluidics and optofluidics advanced Laser systems

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institute for energy and environment is among europes leading electrical power engineering and energy technology university groups. the Institutes extensive research portfolio is underpinned by four core areas of expertise:

advanced electrical systems & Power systems High Voltage technology and electrical Plant diagnostics renewable energy technologies Power electronics, drives and energy conversion

ten prestigious four-year Phd studentships are on offer for entry in 2013. there is a formal programme of training and research to develop and enhance your technical interdisciplinary knowledge, provide a firm background in wind engineering and also broaden your understanding of the social, political and economic contexts of wind power. Year 1 combines taught classes with training in professional, business and entrepreneurial skills, and research techniques and methodologies. Potential Phd topics are explored during this year, through two eight-week mini projects, with a final topic agreed for the start of Year 2. the cdt is the first, and only, accredited centre for chartered engineer training in the uK, with dual accreditation from the Institution of engineering and technology and the Institution of Mechanical engineers. year 1 Introductory group Project socio-economics of energy systems Mechanical systems and turbine design Wind turbine technology 1 & 2 Power systems and Wind Integration 1 & 2 Weekly lectures by Industry and academic experts Wind turbine control Wind turbine Power conversion two mini-projects Industrial visits attendance at eWea Wind academy years 2-4 Phd project on a topic of your choice within the wind energy discipline. entry requirements studentships are available to uK and eligible eu citizens who have, or are about to obtain, a first-class Honours or Msc degree in a physical science or engineering discipline. In addition, one scholarship is available for international students. studentships begin on 1 october each year, cover university fees and offer a highly competitive maintenance grant for all four years. applications open annually from 1 october, with interviews conducted between March and June. contact academic enquiries Professor Bill Leithead t: +44 (0)141 548 2378 e: w.leithead@eee.strath.ac.uk admissions enquiries drew smith, administrator t: +44 (0)141 548 2880 e: drew.smith@eee.strath.ac.uk

strategically-focused research in each of these is concentrated within world-class centres of excellence, which include:

rolls-royce university technology centre in electrical Power systems scottishPower advanced research centre scottish and southern energy research Partnership Wind energy systems centre for doctoral training edF energy advanced diagnostics centre robertson trust Laboratory for electronic sterilisation technologies gse systems Power station control room simulator dBgs centre for advanced condition Monitoring centre for Intelligent asset Management Power Networks demonstration centre

examples of research opportunities include: smart grids; Wind energy technologies and systems; distributed generation technologies and systems; electronic Pasteurisation and sterilisation technologies; condition Monitoring; energy Management and Markets; Power systems Protection, control and analysis; active Network Management; Pulsed Power; energy scavenging; Power electronics and HVdc; Intelligent systems and artificial Intelligence (aI); and electric transportation systems. the Institute offers an ePsrc four-year engd programme in Nuclear engineering.

ePsrc Wind energy systems centre for doctoral training


www.strath.ac.uk/windenergy the centre for doctoral training (cdt) was established to help develop the uKs global position in the wind energy field and create the leaders of tomorrow. It brings together pioneering research and advanced skills training to help the uK meet its ambitious renewable energy targets, and address the widely accepted skills shortage in this rapidly expanding sector. drawing on expertise from across the university, the centre involves world-class academics from a wide variety of disciplines. It is housed within custom-built research facilities within the departments internationally recognised Institute for energy and environment, a leading academic centre for electrical power engineering and energy expertise. supported by over 30 key uK and global business and industry partners, the centre is committed to developing the new generation of highly skilled professionals needed to lead wind energy into the future.

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electronic & electrical engineering taught courses

communications, control & digital signal Processing


Msc

We offer five specialist taught postgraduate degrees aligned with our key research strengths. all have full accreditation from the professional body, the Institution of engineering and technology (Iet). courses are taught by a blend of lectures, tutorials and project work. advanced technical engineering expertise is developed in parallel with communication, project management and leadership skills, all of which are vital for your future career. assessment techniques include written assignments, exams and practical projects (both team-based and individual). You will have access to our extensive computing network, and purposebuilt teaching spaces equipped with the latest technologies. Interaction with industry is provided through teaching seminars and networking events. We deliver seminars on professional development to support your learning and career development as an integrated part of your course. course tutors are available to address individual concerns.

this full-time course covers the theoretical and practical aspects of communications theory and networks, fundamental control technology and digital signal processing (dsP). encompassing topics critical to the information and communications age, you will gain an advanced knowledge of the principles of the communications, control and dsP domains and an understanding of the current and future developments and technologies within these three disciplines. this will enable you to capitalise on job opportunities within a diverse range of sectors including control, telecommunications, signal processing, manufacturing, electronics and It user companies. our graduates have secured well-paid positions within companies such as edF energy, siemens and texas Instruments. curriculum two semesters of formal teaching comprising core and elective technical modules are followed by a three-month practical, industry-relevant project. core Modules digital signal Processing Principles Information transmission & security control Principles assignment & Professional studies elective Modules (two to be chosen) communications Networks advanced dsP embedded systems design Image & Video Processing control techniques Mobile & Wireless Networks Project Msc students undertake a project within their chosen research specialisation. It may be possible for this to be carried out with one of our industrial or academic partners. course duration 12 months, full-time entry requirements a first- or good second-class Honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification in electronic, electrical or communications engineering, or a related subject from a recognised academic institution.

scholarship Programme
www.strath.ac.uk/eee/scholarshipsandfunding International Msc applicants are eligible to apply for a range of scholarships offered by the university:

commonwealth shared scholarship scheme university of strathclyde International scholarships (up to 6,000) Palestinian scholarship scheme saltire Foundation Pakistan 50th anniversary Fund

the department also offers the following competitive scholarships to attract the very best international, eu and uK students:
International excellence awards for international applicants Fundacin Iberdrola for uK and spanish nationals only; tuition fees

are paid and a generous monthly living allowance given Lloyds register educational trust Merit scholarships for all Msc applicants Psas tuition Fee loan for Home/eu applicants

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communications technology & Policy


Msc Influences of users, providers, regulators and standardisation bodies has led to varied provision of modern global communications systems ranging from highly-regulated, single provider networks to the dynamic application-based Internet, and from high-speed infrastructure core networks to heterogeneous wireless access networks. to be an effective communications engineer requires not only a good knowledge of the underpinning technologies, and user and application requirements, but a firm understanding of the business and regulatory landscape that multinational communication networks must work within. this course is an advanced multidisciplinary programme that brings together expertise in communications networks and systems with public policy and regulatory structures within an international perspective. communications systems theory, modern information processing concepts and architectures, regulatory policy and market structures are examined to allow graduates to gain the skills and expertise to become managers, strategists and leaders in the internationally evolving It and communications industry. curriculum two semesters of formal teaching comprising core and elective technical modules are followed by a three-month practical, industry-relevant project. core Modules communications Networks Mobile & Wireless Networks regulation & competition in Network Industries assignment & Professional studies elective Modules (up to three to be chosen) topics in communications Management Information transmission & security software engineering communications environment Principles & Practice of communications Policy Project Msc students undertake a project within their chosen research specialisation. It may be possible for this to be carried out with one of our industrial or academic partners. course duration 12 months, full-time entry requirements a first or good second-class Honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification in electronic, electrical or communications engineering, or a related subject from a recognised academic institution.

digital Multimedia & communication systems


Msc this full-time course recognises the need for graduates skilled in the new multimedia technologies which are revolutionising the way we live and work. You will be able to analyse, design, deploy and maintain digital multimedia information systems and networks, playing a key role in the rapidly evolving digital multimedia communications industry. the course brings together multimedia concepts and standards, wireless and fixed broadband communication systems and protocols, multimedia programming concepts, Internet and web applications, and programming paradigms. these foundations are unified through system design issues within taught classes, case study assignments and project work. the potential applications of, and career opportunities within multimedia and communications are widespread, spanning business, commerce, education, health and entertainment. several major organisations target the department for recruitment purposes and our graduates have had considerable success in the job market, gaining positions such as chairman and ceo, Motorola Mobility Inc and being a founding director of Nallatech Ltd. curriculum two semesters of formal teaching comprising core and elective technical modules are followed by a three-month practical, industry-relevant project. core Modules digital signal Processing Principles embedded systems design Image & Video Processing advanced dsP assignment & Professional studies elective Modules (one to be chosen)

Information transmission & security communications Networks Mobile & Wireless Networks

Project Msc students undertake a project within their chosen research specialisation. It may be possible for this to be carried out with one of our industrial or academic partners. course duration 12 months, full-time entry requirements a first or good second-class Honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification in electronic, electrical or communications engineering, or a related subject from a recognised academic institution.

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electrical Power engineering with Business


Msc this full-time course recognises the need for graduates skilled to address the worlds major issues in electrical energy and power systems. It offers an integrated programme targeted at graduates concerned with the design, operation and analysis of power supply systems, power plant, renewables and industrial electrical equipment in the context of a liberalised power supply industry, globalised markets and environmental drivers. the course provides the advanced level of knowledge and understanding required for challenging, well paid and exciting careers in the dynamic and high growth electrical power and renewable energy sectors. employment prospects are excellent, with recent graduates operating in power engineering consultancy, global power utilities (generation, supply and distribution), the renewable energy sector and manufacturing. curriculum two semesters of formal teaching comprising core and elective technical modules are followed by a three-month practical, industry-relevant project. core Modules advanced Power system analysis & Protection High Voltage technology & electromagnetic compatibility Power electronics for energy & drive control assignment & Professional studies elective Modules (two to be chosen) Power system economics, Markets & asset Management Wind energy & distributed energy resources Wind Power control & operation software engineering regulation & competition in Network Industries Project Msc students undertake a project within their chosen research specialisation in the power and energy domain. It may be possible for this to be carried out with one of our industrial or academic partners. course duration 12 months, full-time entry requirements a first or good second-class Honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification in electronic or electrical engineering, or a related subject from a recognised academic institution.

electronic & electrical engineering


Msc this full-time course is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue advanced studies across the broad range of subjects relevant to electronic and electrical engineering. You select modules from the extensive range of postgraduate taught courses delivered by the department. this unique flexible structure allows you to construct a personalised Msc programme that meets your academic interests and career aspirations. the interdisciplinary nature of the course offers a wide range of career opportunities. recent graduates have gained well paid positions in the electrical supply industries, telecommunications and It, consulting and design companies, healthcare and aerospace with organisations such as Mott Macdonald, siemens, Nokia and JP Morgan. curriculum core Module assignment & Professional studies elective Modules (five to be chosen) Power electronics, Machines & applications Power system design, operation & Protection digital signal Processing Principles Information transmission & security communications Networks control Principles advanced Power system analysis & Protection High Voltage technology & electromagnetic compatibility Power electronics for energy & drive control Power system economics, Markets & asset Management Wind energy & distributed energy resources advanced dsP embedded system design Image & Video Processing control techniques Mobile & Wireless Networks Wind Power control & operation software engineering Project Msc students undertake a project within their chosen research specialisation. It may be possible for this to be carried out with one of our industrial or academic partners. course duration 12 months, full-time entry requirements a first or good second-class Honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification in electronic or electrical engineering or a related subject from a recognised academic institution.

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Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


www.strath.ac.uk/mae research deGrees MPhil, Phd tauGht courses Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert advanced Mechanical engineering Power Plant engineering Power Plant technologies renewable energy systems and the environment* * part of sustainable engineering Programme, see pg 14 contact for research degrees & taught courses Postgraduate admissions t: +44 (0)141 548 2846 e: contact-mecheng@strath.ac.uk the departments leading-edge research ranges from understanding the behaviour of nano-fluids for future medical devices to designing large ocean power systems for renewable energy supply. our industrial collaborations encompass energy, aerospace, transportation and health. the department is one of the biggest and best such departments in the uK. In the most recent research assessment exercise, over 70 per cent of the departments research was rated internationally excellent or world-leading. the department hosts the following:
energy systems research unit (www.strath.ac.uk/esru) advanced space concepts Laboratory (www.strath.ac.uk/space/) centre for Future air-space transportation technology Future Fluids Laboratory (http:/ /multiscaleflows.mecheng.strath.ac.uk/) centre for Mechanics and Materials

engineering systems this encompasses the development and application of new approaches to structural mechanics and dynamics, power generation, heat, mass and fluid transfer. New techniques are applied to the development and optimisation of sustainable engineering systems in the following areas: energy and environment research goals include improving the accuracy of the mathematical models and numerical methods used to represent building heat, mass and power flow; and applying simulation to optimise energy component performance and energy efficiency. staff are also actively researching energy utilisation and demand side management and control, and low carbon and renewable energy systems. health engineering research encompasses numerical analysis, computational fluid dynamics, materials, mechanics and latterly auto-associative neural networks. Its scope includes fundamental studies into the loading conditions that exist in arthritic wrists, applied studies to improve the function and design of vascular stents and the development of practical assistive technology devices that can be used to open packages. the work is supported by grants awarded by dtI/ePsrc, Faraday Partnership, arthritis research campaign, Furlong Foundation, terumo Vascutek, and the european commission. aerospace and transportation Work ranges from experimental low speed aerodynamics to hypersonics and space. our aerodynamics activities focus on the development of flow visualisation methods and computational modelling of hypersonic flows for re-entry. our space activities focus on the orbital dynamics of solar sail spacecraft and the distributed control of swarms of microspacecraft. the programme of aerospace research is funded by ePsrc, the eu and collaborative projects with dstL, eads astrium Ltd and the european space agency. facilities the departments large-scale laboratory facilities include:

(www.strath.ac.uk/fastt/)

close links with industry through contract research and industrial consultancy are enhanced by an Industrial advisory Board on which local and national companies are represented. research themes engineering science engineering science deals with complicated engineering situations in which a number of competing causes lead to manifold effects. Both scale effects and the conditions of practice are important, and in that it often differs from the natural sciences. In engineering science at strathclyde we ask ourselves what we can create that is useful, given the laws of physics and other practical constraints. engineering Mechanics research encompasses computational mechanics, cae, mechanics and dynamics of structures, impact and crash worthiness, pressurised systems, bioengineering, experimental analysis, elasticity, inelastic behaviour of solids and structures, probabilistic methods, properties of materials, advanced composites technology, fracture mechanics, stability of structural elements and systems. our key aim is to channel the results of the fundamentals of materials and structures into practical and useful engineering industry solutions.

Faculty advanced Materials research Laboratory Faculty High speed computer (1088 cores) 1.5m low-speed/0.9m environmental wind tunnel facilities for carrying out vibration and shock tests techniques for machinery condition diagnosing from vibration signals anechoic chamber polymer processing laboratory optical strain measurement facility autoclave with 10 bar pressure capacity and temperatures up to 650c

scholarships
Msc students from India can apply for the deans excellence awards for India (up to 4,000). the Lloyds register educational trust Merit scholarship is open to all full-time Msc students. Visit www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/ for other sources of funding.

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advanced Mechanical engineering


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert the course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical engineers and provides a route to chartered engineer status. course structure students can select up to nine technical classes, plus three business modules in order to satisfy the key requirements to achieve chartered engineer status. Msc students also undertake an individual project which may be industry-based or aligned to engineering research at strathclyde. themes of technical classes are as follows: aerospace advanced topics in Fluid systems engineering aerodynamic Performance aerodynamic Propulsion systems Light Weight structures Machine dynamics Mathematical Modelling in engineering science spaceflight Mechanics systems engineering 1 & 2 energy advanced topics in Fluid systems engineering electrical Power systems energy Modelling and Monitoring energy resources and Policy Machinery diagnosis and condition Monitoring Mathematical Modelling in engineering science renewable energy systems systems engineering 1 & 2 Materials ceramic and Polymer engineering; engineering composites Metals and alloys Light Weight structures Machine dynamics Mathematical Modelling in engineering science Pressurised systems systems engineering 1 & 2

Power Plant technologies (full-time)/ Power Plant engineering (part-time)


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert these courses have been developed with industrialists to address skills shortages in the power generation sector. With input from across the engineering disciplines, they provide students with in-depth training in the operation of conventional, renewable and nuclear power plants. course structure the course consists of technical and generic skills instructional modules. teaching combines academic and industrial lectures, with on-site visits to industry and seminars presented by visiting experts from the uK and overseas. the programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical engineers. technical Modules Power Plant systems electrical Power systems energy resources and Policy advanced Boiler technologies 1 advanced Boiler technologies 2 environmental Performance and related technologies Materials for Power Plant gas and steam turbines Nuclear Power systems

Generic Modules In addition, students take three Faculty-wide generic modules from the following, which meet employers requirements for comprehensive engineering skills, and satisfy key requirements to reach chartered engineer status:

design Management Project Management sustainability Information Management Finance risk Management

successful completion of six instructional modules leads to the award of a Postgraduate certificate. successful completion of 12 instructional modules leads to the award of a Postgraduate diploma. individual Project Msc students also undertake an individual project which may be industry-based or aligned to engineering research at the university. course duration Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip/Pgcert: 9 months full-time the part-time Power Plant engineering course is typically spread over three years. entry requirements Msc: First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in engineering or physical science. Pgdip/Pgcert: Normally a first degree, but other applicants will be considered.

Generic Modules design Management Project Management sustainability

Information Management Finance risk Management

course duration Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip/Pgcert: 9 months full-time entry requirements Msc: First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in engineering or physical science. Pgdip/Pgcert: Normally a first degree in a relevant subject, but other applicants with equivalent industrial experience may be considered.

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Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering


www.strath.ac.uk/na-me research deGrees MPhil, Phd contact for research degrees thelma Will t: +44 (0)141 548 4913 e: thelma.will@strath.ac.uk tauGht courses Msc ship and offshore technology Msc/Pgdip Marine engineering Marine technology* offshore Floating systems offshore renewable energy* ship and offshore structures subsea engineering technical ship Management * part of sustainable engineering Programme, see pg 14 contact for taught courses Professor Peilin Zhou t: +44 (0) 141 548 3344 e: peilin.zhou@strath.ac.uk the department of Naval architecture & Marine engineering (Na-Me) has staff expertise covering all areas of Naval architecture, ship design, Marine engineering, ocean engineering, High-speed and small craft design. the departments laboratory and computing facilities are unparalleled in university terms and include the largest university ship model experiment tank in the uK, a small towing/wave-making tank and a diesel engine test facility. the department also has a racing yacht which students can use. research Na-Me is a highly active research department, with world-leading expertise in a number of areas. our main research interests lie in:

research centres and Groups centre for Marine hydrodynamics the centre focuses on experimental fluid dynamics and computational fluid dynamics research. the centre operates the Kelvin Hydrodynamics laboratory and is developing a variety of innovative experimental techniques, including techniques for investigation of unsteady resistance, determination of fluid forces on damaged vessels, generation of freak waves, and hydrodynamic performance of marine renewable energy devices. research is supported by a range of bodies including eu and the engineering and Physical science research council. Marine structures and reliability centre research is focused on efficient and improved strength and response modelling of offshore and ship structural components and systems. Methods for rational selection of partial safety factors, often in conjunction with inspection quality and timing, for structures degrading through fatigue and corrosion are investigated. ship safety research centre the ship safety research centre (ssrc) is already acknowledged internationally as the leading centre on ship stability and safety. ssrc is developing research in design for safety to effectively combine national and european research efforts to target safety as a life-cycle issue for all safety-critical ship types. sustainable Marine engineering Group this group focuses on environmental impact of ship design, construction and operations, addressing areas such as marine exhaust gas emission reduction, efficient machinery and systems, engine combustion and simulation, alternative fuel, eg bio-fuels application in ships, fuel-cell technologies for ships, ballast water treatment, and marine oil pollution. Marine renewable energy Group this group integrates and develops existing activities in offshore wind/ current/wave energy within the department, and links with other departments in the university and throughout scotland. Marine design, operation and human factors Group this groups activities include multi-criteria ship design optimisation techniques for improving producibility and subdivision layout, and improved understanding of human factors in design and operation, including energy efficiency, maintenance and safety.

ship stability and safety marine hydrodynamics marine structures ocean engineering marine engineering emerging technologies marine renewable energy and alternative fuels marine design, operation and human factors

scholarships & funding


the BP scholarship Programme offers two scholarships of the value of 7,500 on a competitive basis to Msc students within the department. Msc students can also apply for Lloyds register educational trust scholarships. Postgraduate Msc and diploma students from eu countries may be able to get fees-only support from student awards agency for scotland (www.saas.gov.uk). applications should be made to the department in the first instance.

students studying for an MPhil or Phd may carry out their research in any of these areas.

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Marine engineering
Msc/Pgdip this programme allows graduate engineers or those from related disciplines to specialise in, or convert to, Marine engineering. Marine engineering is concerned with the design, construction, installation, and support of the systems and equipment onboard marine vehicles, with particular emphasis on propulsion and control systems. High efficiency and low environmental impact of marine engines are the key factors in assuring economical operation and environmental protection in maritime transportation, which has important implications for both economic success and environmental impact. curriculum the programme has three components as follows:
Instructional Modules group Project Individual Project (Msc only)

offshore floating systems


Msc/Pgdip With the world-wide search for offshore oil and gas moving into increasingly hostile areas of ocean and deep and ultra-deep water, floating systems are becoming more widely used. Floating systems must be designed and built to withstand harsh environments with innovative methods and techniques being adopted to develop robust as well as economically efficient and safe structures. In meeting these challenges, concern for the environment is of increasing importance. this programme is designed for graduate engineers or those from related disciplines. It provides students with practical knowledge of offshore floating systems, their conceptions, design and installation, with a sound basis of mathematical and engineering fundamentals. curriculum the programme has three components as follows:
Instructional Modules group Project Individual Project (Msc only)

Instructional classes include modules such as:


advanced Marine engineering Marine engineering simulation and Modelling energy Management systems Inspection and survey Maritime safety and risk Marine transport and economics Information Management risk Management Financial engineering systems availability and Maintenance Marine transport and economics sustainability design Management

Instructional classes include modules such as:


Inspection and survey Maritime safety and risk design and construction of FPsos risers and Mooring Lines dynamics of Floating offshore Installations offshore engineering Practice Finite element analysis of Floating structures Modelling and optimisation in design advanced Marine structures theory and Practice of Marine cFd

students with a lesser knowledge of marine engineering may be required to take the following modules instead of some of those listed above:
ship Power systems and design Marine environment Protection and safety Marine transmission and Propulsion systems

course duration Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time entry requirements Msc: Beng with second-class Honours or equivalent qualification. Pgdip: applicants with marginally lower qualifications will be considered. applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

course duration Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time entry requirements Msc: Beng with second-class Honours or equivalent qualification. Pgdip: applicants with marginally lower qualifications will be considered. applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

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ship and offshore structures


Msc/Pgdip this programme was developed following an increase in demand for design engineers who can design and assess new ships and offshore structures. It is designed for graduate engineers or those from related disciplines who will be introduced to ultimate strength, fatigue and design concepts for structural components of ships and offshore floating systems. the programme will provide students with knowledge of material behaviour together with factors influencing the dynamic behaviour of offshore installations. curriculum the programme has three components as follows:
Instructional Modules group Project Individual Project (Msc only)

ship and offshore technology


Msc this programme is designed for graduate engineers or those from related disciplines who wish to acquire advanced knowledge on ship and offshore technologies. the course is offered jointly between the university of strathclyde and Hamburg university of technology in germany, and the awards are made in the name of both universities. curriculum First Year at the university of strathclyde:

Instructional classes include modules such as:


risers and Mooring Lines reliability-based structural design and Plated structures ultimate strength of ship and shell structures computational Modelling and approximation in structural Mechanics computational Modelling of Non-linear Problems in structural Mechanics Materials engineering dynamics of Floating offshore Installations advanced Marine structures

offshore engineering Practice risers and Mooring Lines Marine Pipelines dynamics of Floating offshore Installations Maritime safety and risk design and construction of FPsos theory and Practice of Marine cFd Inspection and survey group Project research Project

second Year at the Hamburg university of technology:


course duration Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time entry requirements Msc: Beng with second-class Honours or equivalent qualification. Pgdip: applicants with marginally lower qualifications will be considered. applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

structural analysis of ships & offshore structures sea-keeping of ships advanced ship design Manoeuvrability Fatigue strength of ships and offshore structures ship Vibration Master thesis seminar Naval architecture and ocean engineering computational Fluid dynamics Nonlinear structural analysis special topics of ship Propulsion german 1 or 2 (where appropriate)

course duration Msc: 24 months full-time entry requirements Msc: Beng with second-class Honours or equivalent qualification.

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subsea engineering
Msc/Pgdip this programme is designed for graduate engineers or those from related disciplines who wish to acquire advanced knowledge of subsea systems, their conceptions, design and installation. these include systems and equipment such as pipelines, wellheads, drilling rigs and riser and mooring systems. as oil is required to be extracted in deeper and rougher seas, new demands continue to be imposed on design development as well as new installation and inspection techniques. curriculum the programme has three components as follows:
Instructional Modules group Project Individual Project (Msc only)

technical ship Management


Msc/Pgdip this programme is designed to give graduate engineers and wellqualified sea-going personnel an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills required for technical ship management. the programme develops an in-depth understanding of those subjects essential for effective and efficient management of ships and fleets, which is of vital importance to the shipping industry with 90 per cent of world trade being carried by sea. With in-depth knowledge in ship operations, graduates of the course will be capable of making significant contributions to the industry as technical ship superintendents/managers. curriculum the programme has three components as follows:
Instructional Modules group Project Individual Project (Msc only)

Instructional classes include modules such as:


Inspection and survey Maritime safety and risk risers and Mooring Lines Marine Pipelines subsea systems and Installation offshore engineering Practice subsurface technology dynamics of Floating offshore Installation theory and Practice of Marine cFd computational Free surface Hydrodynamics

Instructional classes include modules such as:


course duration Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time entry requirements Msc: Beng with second-class Honours or equivalent qualification. Pgdip: applicants with marginally lower qualifications will be considered. applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Marine transport and economics Maritime Law, contracts and Insurance Maritime safety and risk Maritime regulatory Framework Inspection and survey energy Management systems systems availability and Maintenance Marine environmental Protection and safety

course duration Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time entry requirements Msc: Beng with second-class Honours or equivalent qualification. Pgdip: applicants with marginally lower qualifications will be considered. applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

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Facult y oF HumanitiesFaculty oF science & social sciences

Studying in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences offers an insight into todays society how it is shaped and governed, how it communicates and how the challenges it faces can be addressed. You will be part of a community of students from around the world who are exploring ideas and solutions for an increasingly technological age and developing the skills needed to meet these challenges.
Our research and knowledge exchange activities have an impact on social, public and business policy, on health, and in educational and legal practice. We reflect on the histories and literatures which help us understand the cultural world; we explore language from psychological, therapeutic, pedagogical and literary perspectives; and we produce creative outputs which are themselves a form of research leading to knowledge exchange. The HaSS Graduate School is one of the leading centres of postgraduate research in the UK. Our Researcher Development Programme ensures that postgraduate social scientists and humanities students have the skills to be effective researchers, equipped for successful careers in academic life or other professional spheres. The Faculty is also a leading provider of continuing professional development programmes designed to help professionals stay up-to-date and equipped to adapt to changes in their chosen field.

www.strath.ac.uk/humanities

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Strathclyde was highly recommended for postgraduate study. The relationship with the teaching staff and my fellow students has brought out the best in me and thanks to the placement opportunities I am well prepared to move into my teaching career.
Scott Purvis PGDE Secondary

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Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences


the Faculty of Humanities & social sciences (Hass) enjoys an excellent reputation across the spectrum of humanities and social sciences. We aspire to generate new ideas, knowledge and skills to increase our understanding of the world and strive to make a significant contribution to the economy, society and culture of scotland and beyond. With one of scotlands top law schools, and as scotlands largest provider of teacher education, we also have significant expertise in developing the professional practice needed to equip modern societies at local, national and global levels. the Faculty is organised into the following schools:

School of Applied Social Sciences


research degrees MPhil, Phd contact for research degrees e: hass-postgrad@strath.ac.uk taught courses full-time Pgdip/Master social Work Part-time Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert community care residential child care, advanced social Work Management contact for taught courses e: hass-courses-apss@strath.ac.uk the school of applied social sciences is a dynamic, interdisciplinary grouping. the school builds on the existing, international reputation in research, teaching and knowledge exchange across its professional and academic disciplinary areas. It provides a lively postgraduate environment. the school carries out high quality, international-level research across a broad range of theoretical and empirical areas, with strong interdisciplinary aspects to the research agenda, across the Faculty of Humanities & social sciences and the wider university. there is particular expertise in the following areas:

school of applied social sciences school of education school of government & Public Policy school of Humanities school of Law school of Psychological sciences & Health

our Faculty-wide graduate school brings together postgraduate students, members of academic staff and researchers from a variety of disciplines in an active and vibrant research community. We place a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary working and provide a Faculty-wide research training programme for first-year Phd students, and shared delivery of common classes such as qualitative and quantitative methods, research design, and the philosophy of social sciences. the graduate schools friendly support team provides a range of services from the schools newly refurbished accommodation including admissions, induction, research support funding, student progress reporting, exams and graduation. It works closely with schools and university services to widen opportunities for postgraduate researcher development. all postgraduate students in Hass take part in strathclydes researcher development Programme, which offers a range of courses, workshops, events, tools and resources to support their personal and professional career development. MPhil/Phd degrees are currently offered in the following areas: counselling, education, english, european Public Policy, French, History, Italian, Journalism, Law, Physical activity for Health, Politics, Psychology, social Work, spanish, speech & Language therapy. Professional doctorates are also offered in counselling Psychology, educational Psychology and education. the Faculty is a leading provider of continuing professional development programmes designed to help professionals stay up-to-date and equipped to adapt to changes in their chosen field. courses and conferences run throughout the year on a range of topics, and can often be commissioned with flexible delivery to suit professional needs. the Faculty also aims to make university education and training available and accessible to people at all levels of achievement. the centre for Lifelong Learning offers a range of personal education programmes for adults, including short courses, extension programmes and credit-bearing courses.

children, young people and families sustainable communities community care and community development criminal justice and youth justice diversity and society professional policy and practice

research on children, Young People and Families is particularly focused on work with vulnerable families, looked after children, child and youth work, and child protection. the esrc-funded, sustainable communities research Initiative links with the community care and community development strand. there is a range of research, which centres on adult social work (older people, mental health and disability). criminal Justice has a strong base in social work, with links with the school of Law and the scottish centre for crime and Justice research. In the area of diversity and society research addresses issues around ethnicity, stigma, and disadvantage.

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social Work
Pgdip/Master (full-time) Professional policy and practice is a research area which engages staff not only from the school but also from the wider Faculty. the centre for the study of Working class Lives draws on a range of disciplines to address contemporary issues of class in the 21st century. It focuses not only on class, but also on the lives of working-class scots. a senior researcher has been seconded to lead research into the legacy of the commonwealth games in 2014. this project involves the universities of strathclyde and glasgow, glasgow caledonian university, glasgow city council and glasgow Life. the project will examine how the games could help to shape the face of glasgow in areas such as public health, the economy, community spirit and the built environment, as well as the citys international standing. the school of applied social sciences also hosts the scottish governmentfunded centre of excellence for Looked after children. Building on the success of the scottish Institute for residential child care, the research hub of the centre is developing national and international research around children in state care; foster care, kinship care, residential care, and those living at home. the centre also promotes the development of evidencebased policy and practice for looked after children. this full-time course is both an initial qualifying programme in social work validated by the scottish social services council and a postgraduate course with a Masters degree achievable by dissertation. It is also recognised outwith the uK meaning that graduates are also working in locations as varied as the usa, Malta and taiwan. our student-centred approach promotes reflective and problem-based learning. Lectures, seminar groups and individual skills rehearsal are underpinned by relevant interactive e-learning. course structure year 1 Modules Policy, Law and social Work People and society theory and Practice 1 Practice 1 note: unless otherwise exempt, students are required to pass a certificate in Ict competence to progress into Year 2. year 2 Modules organising social Work services Harm, risk and Protection theory and Practice 2 Practice 2 Placements Placements of 80 days in each spring/summer term are provided across the statutory and voluntary sectors, eg in childcare, community care and criminal justice services, hospitals, health centres and day centres, residential care, prisons and special projects for offenders. course duration two years entry requirements an Honours degree, preferably in a social science discipline but graduates in other disciplines with an understanding of social sciences are welcome. all applicants must be numerate, and fluent and persuasive communicators. exceptionally, a dipHe equivalent qualification is acceptable from very experienced candidates. about six months of directly relevant experience in social work, social care, community work or a closely related activity is essential. how to apply application for this course must be made through ucas (www.ucas.ac.uk).

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community care
Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert/cPd (part-time) this multidisciplinary, flexible learning programme is designed to meet the needs of those working in any aspect of community care within the statutory, voluntary or private sector. the programme draws on a variety of fields and specialties an approach which encourages crossdisciplinary skills in information-gathering and analysis, the understanding of arguments and the communication of ideas and information. course structure Pgcert: Four modules, three core and one option module, completed within a minimum six- or a maximum 12-month period. Pgdip: eight modules, comprising four core modules and four option modules, completed within a minimum 12- and a maximum 24-month period. the course is taught in weekly one-day sessions (Wednesdays) in semester time. a module consists of 20 hours of class time made up of lectures, seminars or other similar activity. curriculum years 1 & 2 core Modules Principles of community care research Methods in community care Practice of community care (double module) option Modules Interprofessional Working in community care Values and ethics in community care community care and older People community care and People with Mental Health Problems community care and People with Learning disabilities

residential child care, advanced


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert (part-time) this course is unique in the uK in offering a Masters-level award specifically in residential child care. students can expect to contribute to professional leadership, practice development, and research and evaluation in their own agencies and beyond. the Postgraduate diploma meets the management part of the requirement for registration with the scottish social services council (sssc) for managers in residential child care. assessment is through a practice-based portfolio. students will need sufficient access to residential child care for the practice requirements. However, these requirements are broad enough to allow fulfillment by those in external management, training or other closely relevant positions. course structure the course is modular and requires attendance at the university for five days per single module. You are expected to complete eight taught modules over a 16-month period. a further eight months is allotted for completion of a practice-based dissertation, which means you can complete the Masters award in two years. core Modules

Perspectives on residential child care critical enquiry in residential child care understanding and assessing children and Young People in

residential child care (double module)


Leading and Learning in residential child care (double module) effectively Intervening in residential child care Methods of Professional enquiry: ethical and effective research

in residential child care


Professional development and enquiry in residential child care

(incorporating a dissertation) Note that modules may vary from year to year. subject to availability, modules may be taken individually on the basis of continuing Professional development. assessment is by coursework. year 3 (Msc) Msc students undertake research study on an aspect of community care, under the direction of a designated academic supervisor, and complete a 15,000-word dissertation. students are expected be released from their jobs one day per week for 12 months in order to complete their research and be available to attend supervision meetings. entry requirements candidates will normally have a degree or professional qualification in a field such as health, social work, social policy or housing and be currently in, or have recently had, relevant employment in a community care field. entry requirements degree (minimum 360 scotcat credit points) or equivalent qualifications and experience. students with professional or academic qualifications other than social work will be considered. No charges apply to students employed in residential child care settings in scotland. Fees for this programme are paid through a scottish government grant to the centre for excellence for Looked-after children, based in the Faculty.

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social Work Management


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert (part-time) this day-release programme offers social work managers a flexible, challenging and professionally-relevant course of study. It is a popular and highly-regarded management programme, supported by a number of statutory and independent sector agencies. the course equips students with the skills, knowledge and values necessary to play a leading role in managing modern social work organisations. It is also recognised by the scottish social services council (sssc) as an appropriate management qualification for managers requiring to register with the council. course structure this is a part-time modular course with participants usually released from their agencies to attend five days on campus per module. You would normally undertake two/three modules each year. certificate compulsory Modules effective Learning Managing service delivery option Modules (two to be chosen) People Management in social Work services Managing service delivery Leading and Managing change and organisational Learning Working with others

School of Education
research degrees MPhil, Phd, edd contact for research degrees e: hass-postgrad@strath.ac.uk taught courses full-time courses Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert autism (also part-time/distance learning) education & social research, applied (also part-time) Med Master of education (also part-time) Pgde (Primary & secondary) Part-time/distance learning courses Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert adult guidance autism (also full-time) chartered teacher studies early Years teachers specialism educational & social research, applied (also full-time) educational support genealogical, Palaeological & Heraldic studies Management & Leadership in education safety & risk Management Med Master of education (also full-time) Pgcert Philosophy with children Professional studies, advanced supporting Bilingual Learners supporting teacher Learning contact for taught courses e: hass-courses-edu@strath.ac.uk the research interests of the school of education fall into three main overlapping areas: teachers education, teachers Work and other childhood Practitioners research on this area focuses on a range of issues such as:
Professional practitioners as learners: the initial, early and continuing

note: certificate students must take the module Managing service delivery in order to meet the ssscs registration requirements for managers. diploma certificate modules, plus Methods of Professional enquiry ethical and effective social research. students also choose a further two modules from the list above. Msc the Msc requires successful completion of the diploma and a 15,000-word dissertation in an area of social work management. course duration Msc: minimum 24 months; maximum 60 months Pgdip: minimum 14 months; maximum 50 months Pgcert: minimum 8 months; maximum 44 months entry requirements degree (minimum 360 scotcat credit points) or equivalent qualifications and/or experience. as assessment is via a practice-based portfolio, students must be working in a social work agency on tasks that are capable of evidencing an advanced level of practice.

professional education and development of teachers, childhood practitioners, social workers, youth workers, community learning and development practitioners Inter-professional collaboration and inter-agency working use of technology to support professional development and practice Peer learning and mentoring Internationally educated professionals educational policy and practice

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doctor of education (edd)


(full-time & part-time) learning, teaching and curriculum research in this area includes: social and collaborative learning Pedagogy and assessment Language and literacies Learning and development across the life course: early years to later life active learning and learner engagement Learning, teaching and assessment in Higher education science education Mathematics education education for citizenship, creativity and sustainability digital information and communications technologies and education Learners with additional support needs, including those with autistic spectrum disorders Philosophy with children

the edd programme invites applications from professionals in a range of education-related roles who wish to engage in doctoral-level study which will make an impact on their professional practice. the taught components are delivered as part-time study with attendance approximately every second saturday between september and March. the minimum time for completion of the edd without advanced standing is four years of part-time study or three years of full-time study. the course is not offered on a solely distance-learning basis. the edd award is based on satisfactory completion of four modules of directed study at post-Masters level, followed by a taught doctoral programme of study, with additional individual tutor support. Block a equates to one year of study and comprises:
Literature and scholarship Methods of enquiry in Professional education

equity, diversity and social Justice relevant research in this area focuses on:
childrens rights as individuals and citizens: provision, protection

Block B equates to one year of study and comprises: and participation childhood and society discrimination and equality in education Bilingual learners educational inclusion, additional support needs and pastoral care children and families, including looked after children, children of migrant families and refugee and asylum seeking families
the Professional dimension synoptic Paper

Block c culminates in submission and examination of a thesis of approximately 50,000 words. entry requirements Masters degree or at least one year of full-time experience (or equivalent) in a professional field with an educational dimension International students require a minimum IeLts score of 7.5 in writing and reading.

the school has an economic & social research council recognised doctoral research programme and provides a stimulating environment for research students pursuing both Phd and the Professional doctorate in education (edd, see right). the school of education is the largest provider of professional education courses for teachers and other childhood practitioners in scotland and among the largest in europe. Initial teacher education is provided by two main routes, the Professional graduate diploma in education for both intending Pre-school/Primary teachers and secondary teachers and the Ba (Honours) degree in Primary education. the school offers a comprehensive programme of postgraduate taught courses at Masters level, and the centre for Lifelong Learning, based within the school offers a variety of professional development programmes. the centre is a major adult learning provider, including the unique and innovative Learning in Later Life Programme aimed at older adults.

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adult guidance
Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert (part-time) this part-time programme is aimed at practitioners offering guidance to adults making choices about education, training, employment and personal development. It is suitable for front-line guidance staff and professionals with a guidance role from a range of organisations and supports their continuing professional development needs. the modular format gives students maximum flexibility in planning an individual programme. study guides minimise attendance and tutorial support is available through face-to-face workshops and a range of technologies. course structure the certificate award requires completion of three core modules, plus an elective module. the diploma involves completion of the certificate programme, plus three further modules one core, one elective and one option. the Msc involves, in addition, the preparation of a 15,000-word thesis on an adult guidance topic. core Modules organisation and Practice of adult guidance using Information resources in adult guidance counselling skills in adult guidance Work-based Learning agreement (diploma) option Modules (diploma only) Professional and ethical Issues in guidance additional support Needs and adult guidance elective Modules

applied education & social research


Msc/Pgdip (full-time, part-time, distance learning) this programme is designed to provide educational and social researchers with comprehensive coverage of contemporary issues and a range of intellectual and practical resources to structure and explore these issues. the course is web-based and run on an open learning basis enabling you to study at times that suit you. the course is delivered through a Moodle-based online environment which provides access to a range of interactive course materials including recordings and videos. a range of communication technologies is employed, such as threaded discussions and live chats, to facilitate collaborative working and discussion with other students and the course tutors. the programme will enable you to design and conduct educational and/ or social research with the critical insight born of understanding the different types of research and the possibility of combining them, in terms of:
underlying conceptions of the person, social relations, educational

and social research practice


first-order principles defining valid research problems and knowledge political and social assumptions about the purpose of research and

its relationship to constituencies of practice and policy


research strategies implied by different philosophical assumptions techniques for engaging in knowledge-gathering from educational

settings and sources


techniques for analysing data methods of disseminating research outcomes and emergent issues use of research for educational and social ends

Individual student choice in line with current university and Faculty

Modular Masters scheme policy. Modules may also be taken individually. entry requirements degree or relevant professional qualification, or a combination of qualifications and experience demonstrating capacity for postgraduate study. applicants should be employed in a professional post allowing study of the practice of adult guidance or have access to comparable opportunities. all applicants will have the opportunity of a pre-entry interview. course duration Pgcert: 12 months Pgdip: 24 months (Pgcert, plus further 12 months) Msc: additional 12 18 months

curriculum core Modules educational and social research and enquiry design strategies in educational and social research data collection in educational and social research data analysis in educational and social research option Modules Further Quantitative research design and data analysis Further Qualitative research design and data analysis educational and social research and the social science disciplines reviewing and analysing research Literature Writing for Funding and Publication successful completion of the core modules and one optional module leads to the award of a Postgraduate diploma. subsequent completion of the dissertation leads to the award of Msc. Modules may also be taken independently or as components within academic or professional development courses. course duration one year full-time; two years part-time entry requirements an undergraduate degree or equivalent.

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autism
Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert (full-time, part-time, distance learning) this multi-professional programme is open to a range of professionals, including teachers, medical and healthcare staff, educational psychologists, speech and language therapists, residential care, community care or social work staff, and voluntary sector personnel. applications from parents, family members and individuals on the spectrum are also welcomed. course structure the course is offered one evening each week during term-time, with the exception of the understanding the Impact of autism module, which is a five-day course offered twice each year. online learning is also available. this involves attendance at an induction weekend. thereafter, learning is web-based and involves weekly online tutorials. note: teachers can enter by directly applying or by transferring from the educational support programme after completing its three core modules. the autism programme is not part of the National training Framework (NtF) for training for special educational Needs as the course is offered to a range of professionals. However, the module understanding the Impact of autism is offered within the NtF. curriculum core Modules certificate theory and Practice in autism 1 & 2 communication in autism diploma
Multidisciplinary Work and Family support

education, Master of
Med (full-time & part-time) the Med programme is designed for staff from all sectors of teacher education, teachers and leaders within the school and pre-5 sectors, and related agencies (eg nurse educators). It enables the development of study in specific areas of interest in education in its widest sense. Part-time route the course is offered on a part-time basis on approximately two saturdays per month, with additional Learn online support, but it should be noted that some classes may take place in twilight sessions. the minimum time for completion of the Med is three years part-time and the maximum, five years. the course is not offered on a solely distance-learning basis. New induction modules have been introduced to meet the needs of probationer and early-career teachers. the Med award is based on satisfactory completion of the following blocks of study: Block a: equates to one year of part-time study and comprises:
Policy and Leadership Frameworks for understanding Learning

Block B: equates to one year of part-time study and comprises:


research Methods in Professional education research Proposal

option Modules autism and schooling autism in adulthood autism and the Young child autism and Learning disabilities aspergers syndrome emotional Well-being in autism counselling skills in autism Imagination and Play in autism social Interaction and understanding in autism 1 & 2 electives

Block c: this block of advanced study culminates in submission of a dissertation for assessment, equivalent to 12-14,000 words,supported by attendance at the dissertation preparation class (twilight). entry requirements

First degree or equivalent teaching qualification or equivalent one year minimum of professional experience in education

(consideration may also be given to probationer teachers)


In addition, evidence of academic work and a statement of interest

may also be requested


accreditation can be offered for previous study at scQF 11, subject to

approval of the course Leader full-time route the Med is also offered to students on a full-time basis delivered over the course of a year, following a similar course of study to that of the part-time route. the minimum period of study is one year and the maximum three years. entry requirements as for the part-time route. students whose first language is not english should have an IeLts score of at least 7 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and reading. It is also strongly recommended that international students should give consideration to attending the pre- or in-sessional english classes offered by the university.

understanding the Impact of autism Independent study Module or other electives from the university

postgraduate list course duration Varies depending on exit point entry requirements degree or equivalent qualification, or several years relevant experience. some applicants may be eligible for accreditation of Prior Learning.

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genealogical, Palaeographic & heraldic studies


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert (part-time online distance learning) this programme addresses the need for intensive, practitioner-led university awards in genealogical studies. It is taught entirely online. the course is intended for those with an existing interest and some experience in genealogy and related subjects who wish to study the field in more detail and possibly use it in their careers. It is of particular interest to archivists; lawyers and paralegals; geographers; land agents; historians; librarians; museum staff and records agents. the Postgraduate certificate and Postgraduate diploma concentrate not only on the sources available to genealogists and family historians, but also on the knowledge, skills, techniques and practicalities of operating as a professional genealogist in a variety of settings, including the social, legal and historical context. curriculum Pgcert Introduction Professional Practice using archives and Libraries History and geography censuses, substitutes, srs BMd in scotland & england Family History studies overseas records Property and Law Wills, Land and Inheritance Latin and Palaeography Heraldry Pgdip Methods of Professional enquiry and dissertation (includes submission and presentation of a 5,000-word dissertation) genealogy, Family and social History 2 documents, Palaeography and Heraldry 2 Msc this runs from october, with the thesis submitted the following June. there is tutor guidance on academic writing, study and research skills. entry requirements Normally, a degree or similar, but non-standard educational or professional qualifications may also be considered. there may be a requirement to demonstrate prior expertise or learning in genealogy or a related field.

Professional graduate diploma in education


Primary & secondary Pathways the Professional graduate diploma in education qualifies graduates to teach in either the primary or secondary sector. It is recognised as a qualification throughout the world. the programme is designed to help student teachers meet the benchmarks for the standard for Initial teacher education. It aims to ensure that newly qualified teachers enter the profession with the necessary skills, attitudes and competences to focus their subject expertise effectively to promote good teaching and learning in the primary/secondary classroom and in pre-five settings. the programme uses active and participatory approaches to learning in order to meet students professional needs and to promote a commitment to continuing Professional development (cPd). It also offers students the opportunity to gain up to 80 Masters-level credits, achieved through successful completion of two pieces of assessment at Masters level. this is fully supported by additional input during the programme. note: students on the secondary pathway normally qualify in one teaching subject. curriculum the programme comprises three credit-rated modules:
Pedagogy and curriculum Pedagogy and Placement Learning educational studies

each of the modules provides a sound conceptual and practical base for beginning teachers, which can subsequently be built on during cPd. the three modules have been designed to complement and supplement each other. Pedagogy and curriculum (P&c) the Pedagogy and curriculum module provides students with background in the curriculum and appropriate insight into the classroom skills and practices required by todays teachers. on-campus classes include content, teaching approaches and the use of assessment to promote learning for all abilities and needs. the majority of this module is taught in sector-specific sessions, but there are some cross-sector and interdisciplinary learning sessions. Pedagogy and Placement learning (PPl) this module consists of on-campus teaching and learning, and placement experience in schools. the majority of this module is taught in sector-specific sessions, but there are some cross-sector sessions. during periods in schools students observe lessons, reflect on professional practice and work cooperatively with experienced colleagues in the classroom. students take on increasing responsibility for teaching independently over the course of placements. Partnership working between the university and local authorities/schools is a key part of this module.

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chartered teacher studies


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert (part-time, flexible study, distance learning) educational studies Within the educational studies module, which is delivered in crosssector groups, students are encouraged to discuss and to reflect on the principles underlying the work of all teachers. It includes the historical, psychological and philosophical bases which underpin effective educational provision in the 21st century. Professional Portfolio the Professional Portfolio has been devised to support and personalise student learning throughout the Pgde programme. during the course, students are expected to maintain a reflective portfolio of progress. this prepares students for the continuation of professional development during the probationary period in teaching and beyond. assessment to be awarded the Professional graduate diploma in education, students must pass all three course modules. the P&c and PPL modules are assessed through submission of specified pieces of work. assessment of PPL during placement is undertaken by university staff in partnership with staff in placement schools. students teaching is measured against the benchmarks for the standard for Initial teacher education. Full information about this and about all criteria used to grade performance both in the classroom and in course assignments is provided at the beginning of the course. course duration 36 weeks full-time, including 18-week placement experience (three main blocks of placement) entry requirements Primary Pathway Minimum of degree at Pass/ordinary/Honours level; plus Higher english (a-c) and standard grade Mathematics at credit level (1 or 2), or equivalent. recent and relevant experience of work in primary schools, and evidence of having worked with young people and an ability to relate to people will be taken into account. secondary Pathway Minimum of first degree or equivalent, normally containing passes in at least two years progressive study in the subject(s) the student wants to teach; also Higher english (a-c) or equivalent how to apply application should be made via the graduate teacher training registry (www.gttr.ac.uk). this modular Masters programme, with optional exit points at Postgraduate certificate and diploma, is for experienced teachers who wish to gain full chartered teacher status or complete selected modules. chartered teacher status is conferred only on completion of a programme of professional development at Masters level and demonstration of competence at the standard for chartered teacher. the programme is offered via a range of flexible study modes including vacation, saturday/evening attendance or Local authority-based provision, and delivery in the Highlands and Islands through a partnership with the uHI (university of the Highlands & Islands) Millennium Institute. You will receive personal support and mentoring throughout the programme and access to high-quality electronic and library resources. cooperation with other providers gives you access to a broad choice of option modules. the professional enquiry stage is designed to help you to carry out small-scale research in your work setting. course structure there are four core modules, a choice of four option modules and a professional enquiry stage worth four modules. core Modules Professional development Learning and teaching education for all Working together Professional development must be completed first and the professional enquiry stage must be completed last, but you may take the remaining three core and four option modules in any order. Following completion of Professional development you may be able to claim aPL (accreditation for Prior Learning). aPL claims for up to 50 per cent of the programme can be assessed by the university. entry requirements a recognised teaching qualification and full gtcs registration; at the top of the main grade salary scale and with an up-to-date cPd portfolio. Information on chartered teacher status is available on the cPd section of the general teaching council scotland (gtcs) website (www.gtcs.org.uk) and applicants must obtain a certificate of eligibility from the gtcs.

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early years teachers specialism


Pgcert (part-time) this programme is a specialist postgraduate route for gtc registered teachers working in the early years 3-6. In the context of delivery of the early Years Framework(2008), Birth to three and curriculum for excellence early Level (Building the curriculum 2, 2007) it is recognised that there are new demands on early childhood teachers in early primary and nursery settings. course structure this course will be delivered through e-learning using the universitys Learning Platform. the course starts with an induction event which addresses first principles and use of e-learning environment. the weekend encourages the development of a learning community. the four modules to certificate take nine weeks to complete, in the following order:
Professional development and reflection examining the role of the

educational support
Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert (part-time) this course focuses on the broad areas of additional support needs, inclusive pedagogy and collaborative practice. It provides an opportunity to learn about the background, policies and procedures and pedagogy related to inclusive education. the course is relevant to teachers in all sectors. It is recognised by local authorities as a desirable additional qualification for all teachers working in, or seeking to work in, the area of educational support. Participants have the opportunity to learn from, and alongside, teachers from all sectors and stages. the course is available on a part-time basis only, with classes generally run on tuesday evenings and saturdays. course structure certificate core Modules understanding Inclusive education Providing effective educational support Working together in educational settings Postgraduate diploma students choose three optional modules. successful completion of these three modules and the core Modules will result in the award of the diploma. those intending to proceed to Msc level must include the module social science research Methods. optional Modules Inclusive Pedagogy supporting Numeracy supporting Literacy* Health & Wellbeing* applied educational & social research Methods

early Years teacher and reflection of the knowledge and skills required to manage this role in a scottish context. a weekly reflective log will help to take students towards their written assignment. Questioning Pedagogies understanding the child as a learner and the relationships between the nature of learning, environments, role of the adult and role of the child when informing the basis for adult action. assessment is a written assignment. contemporary childhood: a collaborating Workforce exploring the social world of the child, inclusive practices, integrating working, child and family, culture and capital. students will consider their roles beyond the classroom and will be encouraged to network with other professionals working in their local area. assessment will relate to an audit of practice in the form of a written assignment. independent action research Project students design a proposed study on a topic of their choosing. this practical piece of work will be informed by research and theory and have clear theory to practice links. a report of their proposed study will be submitted and assessed at the end of the module. course duration students complete four 15 credit modules in one year start date Induction begins in late august entry requirements students should be gtc registered teachers and be teaching in an early years setting for the duration of the course.

* approval pending specialist modules, such as autism, Visual and Hearing Impairment, challenging Behaviour, from other courses and institutions may also be included. Msc the Msc phase consists of a research project in the area of additional support Needs of Inclusion and a dissertation. course duration the course is modular and can be taken over a number of years. the minimum time for completion is three years part-time. entry requirements teachers an initial degree or equivalent, plus a recognised teaching qualification in primary, secondary or further education and gtc registration (Initial or Full registration). non-teachers an initial degree or equivalent. employment in a context supporting the learning of children and/or young people.

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Management & leadership in education


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert (part-time) this programme provides structured support through study, work-based projects and development tasks. It extends knowledge and competence in the following key aspects of effective management:
Professional abilities personal characteristics and skills of effective

Philosophy with children


Pgcert (part-time) this part-time course is the only one of its kind in the uK. the course trains students to facilitate Philosophy with children. the classes run on tuesday evenings from 6-8.30pm. the course is open to anyone who works with children of any age and in any setting; teachers, community educators, social workers are all welcome as are those working with children in other contexts. course structure students undertake four modules, each of which takes eight weeks, in the following order:
Philosophy and Logic provides the background to philosophy and

managers and leaders Professional competencies associated with the effective management of learning, people, policy and resources in schools Professional values and the policy context for educational leadership and management in scotland curriculum core Modules Management and Leadership in education 1, 2 and 3 option Modules Participants must take classes from each menu: Managing Learning
Managing Learning and teaching Management and Leadership in secondary guidance and Pastoral care Managing effective Learning for all

Managing People
Leading and Managing People Management and Leadership

logic you will need to facilitate philosophical dialogue; assessed by a short logic test and essay Participation in Practical Philosophy students participate in philosophical dialogue at their own level in order to understand much of the structure in community of Philosophical Inquiry; assessed by a reflective log theory of Philosophy with children provides the foundation of different types of Pwc; students learn how to choose stimulus materials, select appropriate questions to generate philosophical dialogue and to analyse dialogue to gauge the philosophy within it; assessed through an assignment/essay Facilitating Philosophy with children you will facilitate your fellow students in community of Philosophical Inquiry and will be assessed on this together with a piece of written work (essay). course duration two years with students completing two modules per year start date Modules one and two start in october and March respectively of the first year of study. Modules three and four start in the following august and January. entry requirements students should normally hold a degree level qualification. Where students hold a degree in Philosophy they may be able to make a claim for accreditation of Prior Learning for module one.

Managing Policy
Introduction to Quality and Performance Management education and the Law

Managing resources
Management of change

the Msc also requires successful completion of a dissertation in the field of leadership and management in education. Msc students are supported by an individual tutor. elements of the programme may be achieved through the completion of appropriate independent study modules. entry requirements degree or equivalent qualification. some applicants may be eligible for accreditation of Prior Learning.

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Professional studies, advanced


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert (part-time) the central aim of this course is to provide opportunities for professionals to undertake a programme of continuing professional development, tailored to their specific needs. specifically, the course develops:
understanding of individual learning needs through personal and

safety & risk Management


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert (part-time online distance learning) this course has been designed for health and safety practitioners already working in the field. organised and managed by the centre for Lifelong Learning the programme is professionally recognised by the Institution of occupational safety and Health, the worlds largest professional health and safety organisation. curriculum the Pgcert requires the successful completion of three modules:
Benchmarking safety and risk Management assessing Hazards, risks and dangers optimising safety and risk Management

professional reflection
understanding of professional and ethical issues relevant to your

workplace critical understanding of a range of specialised theories skills in critical analysis research and evaluation skills course structure You choose your own route through the programme and the mode of study depends on the chosen route. the certificate is awarded after completion of four modules; the diploma is awarded after eight and can serve as the basis for progress towards the Msc degree. You will normally take Preparation and Planning for Postgraduate study as your first module, which is a requirement for the Postgraduate diploma. You obtain credit towards the award in a variety of ways, most significantly from professional development activities undertaken within five years prior to entry. at diploma level, four of the eight modules can be substituted with prior learning; at certificate level, two of the four modules can be substituted in this way. the balance of the course requires the completion of modules chosen from the current Faculty portfolio, validated modules taught by an external agency (eg education authority), independent study modules, or work-based learning agreements. the Msc is studied independently, with tutor support. the Professional enquiry and development module is equivalent to four modules and the outcome is a dissertation or report of 12,000-16,000 words. start date Various points throughout the year entry requirements Pgcert/Pgdip: degree or appropriate professional qualification, such as a diploma in social Work or community education or a teaching certificate awarded by a Higher education Institution. applicants should be employed in an appropriate area of professional work and have a minimum two years of experience. Msc: In addition to the above, applicants should have either a Postgraduate diploma in advanced Professional studies, or an appropriate Postgraduate diploma or 120 scottish Masters credit points for appropriately assessed prior learning.

the Pgdip requires the completion of the following additional modules:


Psychology of Workplace activities ergonomic Factors in Work activities corporate risk Management Methods of Professional enquiry

the Msc also requires the completion of a research project. entry requirements Pgcert: Foundation-level certificate in occupational health and safety and a university degree (or equivalent preparation for postgraduate study). relevant work experience will also be taken into account. Pgdip: successful completion of the university of strathclyde certificate in safety and risk Management. applicants who have gained equivalent academic qualifications at Pgcert level will be accepted on to the diploma, subject to certain conditions. Msc: direct entry to the Msc is not available.

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supporting Bilingual learners


Pgcert (part-time) this course is designed to equip both mainstream and specialist teachers to support pupils in a population which is changing linguistically and culturally. the content is suitable for teachers in all sectors. the modules seek to advance experienced teachers knowledge and practice of innovative approaches to curriculum design and delivery for bilingual learners. this is an accredited, specialist course for all teachers working with bilingual learners. While it is envisaged that most applicants will be qualified teachers, the programme, and individual modules within it, are also open to allied professional workers such as speech and language therapists and educational psychologists. the curriculum leads students from a grounding in the theories of language acquisition and bilingualism to an engagement with effective planning and practices for bilingual learners. this is followed by an investigation of existing policy and legislation and culminates in action research which is informed by theory, practice and policy. By utilising a range of teaching and learning practices and building on students professional interests and enquiries, the whole course aims to be student-centred in approach and in delivery. curriculum the course consists of four compulsory modules, a maximum of two modules per year. Modules are taken in sequence and each is a prerequisite for the next. compulsory Modules theories of Bilingualism and second Language acquisition Practice in supporting Bilingual Learners 3-18 Policy and Legislation in support for Bilingual Learners action research to effect change for Bilingual Learners course duration two years entry requirements a relevant degree, or equivalent, and normally a teaching qualification. applicants may also be asked to demonstrate their ability to work at postgraduate level. all applicants require to be currently working in an educational setting with learners who use more than one language in their everyday lives.

supporting teacher learning


Pgcert (part-time) the course will enable participants to improve their own and their establishments practice in supporting teacher professional learning, which will ultimately have an impact on pupil achievement. It is aimed at those involved in the support of teacher professional learning at all stages of a teachers career, including: student and probationer mentors, cPd coordinators, Prd reviewers, school leaders, local authority officers with responsibility for cPd and/or probationer and leadership development. on completion of this course students may wish to undertake additional Masters level study in the school, accruing towards a Masters award. course structure the programme comprises three 20-credit modules, with classes held in the early evening: Module 1 how teachers learn: an exploration of contemporary and cutting-edge research on teacher learning, with an emphasis on how this research might impact on practice in schools. this module will also provide focused support on critical reading and writing at Masters level. Module 2 contemporary contexts for teacher learning and teachers work: this module will support engagement with wider contemporary issues impacting on schools and teachers, to enable participants to adopt a wider perspective on their work. For example, globalisation and global influences on education; curriculum studies as means of interrogating curriculum for excellence; diverse teachers for diverse learners; interrogation and analysis of current policy developments. Module 3 supporting Professional learning in the Workplace: drawing on contemporary literature on a range of strategies including coaching, mentoring, action research, action learning sets, and learning rounds to develop frameworks for deploying in schools. the module will draw on cutting-edge research and will support participants to use this knowledge to develop practical skills in the design and implementation of strategies for supporting teacher learning. a key focus will also be on the evaluation and development of mentoring practice in the school context. course duration two years two modules in year one and the final module in year two start date Module one commences in september entry requirements a teaching qualification and registration (or eligibility for registration) with the general teaching council for scotland, together with at least one years professional experience.

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School of Government & Public Policy


research degrees MPhil, Phd contact for research degrees e: hass-postgrad@strath.ac.uk taught courses Msc Political research Public Policy International Public Policy european Public Policy contact for taught courses e: hass-courses-lgpp@strath.ac.uk the school of government & Public Policy has a long history of international research excellence. In 2009 the centre for Higher education development in germany (cHe) identified politics at strathclyde as one of an excellence group of political science departments in the eu. the cHe results recognised the outstanding achievement in publications, citations and staff mobility. the european Policies research centre is a specialist research institute within the school. It provided research expertise at the highest level for both public and private organisations across a range of policy areas regional, economic, labour market, innovation and environmental covering all the countries of the eu-27 and neighbouring states. the school is recipient of a number of prestigious grants and research awards from major funding bodies in the uK and the eu and research supervision is informed by cutting edge research. research activities the research activities of the school are grouped within four broad interlocking priority areas: elections and representation the school has a strong track record in the study of voting behaviour, political attitudes, political behaviour and political parties, and is one of the leading centres of quantitative political science in the uK. the centre for elections and representation studies was established in 2008. scholars specialise in the intersection of political institutions and public opinion, mechanisms of political representation, participatory democracy and policies designed to increase mass political engagement, elite behaviour, political parties, campaigns and elections, public opinion, political communication, electoral systems, media and politics, social and political attitude formation, party members and activists, and survey research methods. the school also has a growing expertise in experimental methodological approaches. Public Policy In addition to the public policy expertise of the european Policies research centre, researchers in the school analyse the conditions that contribute to policy success, policy learning and policy transfer, european union policy-making, public policy in post-devolution scotland and the territorial impact of public policy. specific policy expertise exists in energy policy, environmental policy, security policy and migration policy, chinese foreign policy, and eu social policy, the welfare state and social inclusion/exclusion, local government and public sector management. governance and institutions the school has an established international profile in the study of parliaments in scotland, the uK, and europe. scholars also specialise in the study of Youth Parliaments, the european commission and eu policy-making, multi-level government and devolution and the politics of nationalism and regionalism. expertise exists in relation to theories of social movements and social change, the study of scottish identity, european union identity, state-society relations in the eu, civil society, new modes of governance in the eu, religion and politics, environmental politics, sustainable development, rural development, gender equality, structural funds, regional policy instruments in the eu and territorial cooperation and growth. international Politics In addition to the extensive expertise in eu policies and politics and that on south-eastern europe politics, West european Politics and german Politics, there is a rapidly expanding expertise in the school in international politics. this includes: international public policy, international institutions and global governance, international security, asian security, the international politics of asia, the role of Ngos in international relations, the politics of the anti-globalisation movement, constructivist theories of security, feminist theory and chilean politics. research degrees the school has a lively graduate body, offers an extensive programme of training and support to postgraduate students and has a proven track record in attracting external Phd funding. recently completed Phds in the school include: autonomy in Feminist theory: the contemporary relevance of an old concept; the role of Values in the Policy Process; the dynamics of eu decision-making in Financial services: the case of Hedge Fund regulation; uncovering accountability in devolved regional Policy: a comparative analysis of the evolution of european cohesion Policy governance and Implementation in tuscany and scotland Following devolution.

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Political research
Msc this course is relevant for full-time and part-time students who wish to proceed to a Phd or to develop their professional skills and extend their understanding of political research. It provides detailed training in research methods and a sound base from which to apply for funding at one of the esrcs doctoral training centres. an important feature of the course is the exploration of different theoretical and methodological approaches and their connections to the real world of politics. classes are taught by internationally recognised experts in politics and public policy and there is a vibrant and welcoming postgraduate community with Msc students from, for example, the usa, turkey, greece, Vietnam, India and romania. curriculum You take four core classes and two optional classes and complete a dissertation. core classes and optional classes are taught in parallel over both semesters. core classes Philosophy of social science Qualitative Methods Quantitative Methods: survey Methods Quantitative Methods: statistics and analysis optional classes List of classes will normally include:

Public Policy
Msc the course provides a grounding in public policy research and training in analytical and methodological skills for those who wish to proceed to a Phd or develop their professional skills. It offers a sound base from which to apply for funding at one of the esrcs doctoral training centres. classes are taught by internationally recognised experts in politics and public policy and there is a vibrant and welcoming postgraduate community with Msc students from, for example, the usa, turkey, greece, Vietnam, India and romania. curriculum You take four core classes and two optional classes and complete a dissertation. core classes and optional classes are taught in parallel over both semesters. core classes List of classes will normally include:
Policy analysis comparative Public Policy

two are chosen from the following:


Philosophy of social science Quantitative Methods: survey Methods Quantitative Methods: statistics and analysis Qualitative Methods

european governance european Political economy green Politics the european Policy Process Political Parties territorial Politics in the united Kingdom International security: concepts and Issues International relations theory in a global age Welfare state and comparative Public Policy Policy analysis Perspectives on British governance Feminism and Politics Political Behaviour comparative Public Policy difference and democracy contesting global governance

optional classes optional units are taught in both semesters in parallel with the core units. You choose two from a range of classes which normally includes:

course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time entry requirements First- or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science.

european governance european Political economy green Politics the european Policy Process Political Parties territorial Politics in the united Kingdom International security: concepts and Issues International relations theory in a global age Welfare state and comparative Public Policy Perspectives on British governance Feminism and Politics Political Behaviour difference and democracy contesting global governance

course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time entry requirements First- or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science.

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european Public Policy


Msc the programme provides a grounding in public policy, with a particular emphasis on detailed exploration of the application of theories and methods appropriate to european public policy research. It is equally suitable for those who wish to proceed to a Phd or develop their professional skills. You will develop your skills and knowledge in the analysis of european Public Policy in an internationally-renowned public policy research environment. classes are taught by internationally recognised experts in european politics and public policy and there is a vibrant and welcoming postgraduate community with Msc students from, for example, the usa, turkey, greece, Vietnam, India and romania. curriculum students take four core classes and two optional classes and complete a dissertation. core classes the core classes provide an introduction to the theory and practice of public policy, as well as the wider european context within which public policy is made and implemented:

international Public Policy


Msc the course provides students with a grounding in public policy analysis in an international context. It is equally suitable for those who wish to proceed to a Phd or develop their professional skills. You will develop your skills and knowledge in the analysis of International Public Policy in an internationally-renowned public policy research environment. classes are taught by internationally recognised experts in international politics and public policy and there is a vibrant and welcoming postgraduate community with Msc students from, for example, the usa, turkey, greece, Vietnam, India and romania. curriculum You take four core classes and two optional classes and complete a dissertation. core classes these classes provide an introduction to public policy, as well as the international context within which public policy is made and implemented:

european governance european Political economy Policy analysis comparative Public Policy

International Institutions and regimes contesting global governance Policy analysis comparative Public Policy

optional classes You choose two from a range of classes which normally includes:

optional classes You choose two from a range of classes which normally includes:

International Institutions and regimes contesting global governance Philosophy of social science Qualitative Methods Quantitative Methods: survey Methods Quantitative Methods: statistics and analysis green Politics the european Policy Process Political Parties territorial Politics in the united Kingdom International security: concepts and Issues International relations theory in a global age Welfare state and comparative Public Policy

european governance european Political economy Philosophy of social science Qualitative Methods Quantitative Methods: survey Methods Quantitative Methods: statistics and analysis green Politics the european Policy Process Political Parties territorial Politics in the united Kingdom International security: concepts and Issues International relations theory in a global age Welfare state and comparative Public Policy

course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time entry requirements First- or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science.

course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time entry requirements First- or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science.

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School of Humanities
research degrees Mres, MPhil, Phd Mres creative Writing contact for research degrees e: hass-postgrad@strath.ac.uk taught courses history Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert Health History Msc/Pgdip Historical studies the North atlantic World, c900-c1800 social and cultural History english & JournalisM Mlitt/Pgdip digital Journalism Investigative Journalism Literature, culture & Place renaissance studies contact for taught courses e: hass-courses-hum@strath.ac.uk the school of Humanities is a community of researchers, teachers, students, and support staff working together on some of the most interesting and exciting issues in historical and contemporary culture. our undergraduate and postgraduate courses cover a wide range of areas, from the teaching of high-level skills in languages, through advanced practical study in creative writing and journalism, to researchled courses at the cutting edge of their academic disciplines in the study of history, literature, language, and culture. the quality of our research has a strong national and international reputation. In the most recent national research assessment exercise 90 per cent and 85 per cent of the outputs from the schools two main research areas were recognised internationally for their originality, significance and rigour, with 45 per cent and 40 per cent of our outputs being categorised as internationally excellent. the quality of teaching in the school has also been recognised in successive National student surveys. the school is home to the following centres: the centre for the social history of health and healthcare a collaborative research group involving historians and students from the university of strathclyde and glasgow caledonian university; activities focus on the way in which medicine, medical science, and healthcare systems have developed over time and have come to shape our contemporary experience. the language learning centre French, spanish, Italian and english as a Foreign Language are taught by staff within the Language Learning centre. a key feature of these language classes is their emphasis on high-level professional skills, such as making presentations, writing reports, interpreting and translating into english, all of which prepare students for a wide range of future careers. these skills are taught through innovative teaching methods using modern equipment available in the Language centre as well as a web-based learning environment. the scottish oral history centre since 1995 the centre has been involved in a wide range of teaching, research and outreach activities designed primarily to encourage the use of best practice oral history methodology in scotland. there are several current Masters and Phd students who incorporate oral history interviewing into their research methodologies in History at strathclyde. the centre has developed a strong profile in scotland and has growing international links. a transatlantic collaborative relationship is being established with the centre for oral History and digital storytelling (coHds), university of concordia, Montreal, canada, where a number of our staff hold research affiliate status. the director of coHds, Professor steven High, is the first soHc visiting Professor.

creative Writing
Mres

this course enables students to work on a substantial piece of imaginative writing with a successful, published author for one year (full-time) or two years (part-time), specialising in one genre, such as poetry, fiction or imaginative non-fiction. Working closely with one supervisor rather than with a group means the course can adapt to your personal interests. the main element of the Mres is a dissertation of around 30,000 words, which includes a critical reflection on the creative process of around 5,000 words. the remainder of the course comprises a research methods class which teaches skills such as how to search for information, make presentations and apply for grants. course duration 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time entry requirements Normally a first-class or upper second-class Honours degree (or its equivalent) in english Literature or a related subject. We welcome applications from overseas students with equivalent qualifications.

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health history
Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert this research-led degree is intended for historians from the health and allied professions and those with a broad interest in social history. It is designed to introduce students to issues and controversies in the history of health and healthcare through local and global case studies. the programme is delivered by the centre for social History of Health and Healthcare glasgow (csHHH), a research collaboration between the university of strathclyde and glasgow caledonian university, funded by the Wellcome trust. application is direct to glasgow caledonian university. curriculum compulsory Module sources and Methods in the History of Medicine/Health and Health care (two-part module) option Modules (Four to be chosen, two per semester) sources and Methods in the History of Medicine/Health and Healthcare origins and development of the National Health service, 1919 to the Present a social History of Health in British colonial africa Health and Healthcare in the Long 19th century Pharmaceuticals, ethics and Health, 1800-1980 governing Highs and Health: History and the control of drugs, c1800-c1945 Work and occupational Health in the 20th century: comparative Perspectives dissertation Msc students also write a dissertation of 10,000 words. course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 18 months part-time Pgcert: 4 months full-time; 9 months part-time entry requirements second-class Honours degree or equivalent, in History or related discipline.

historical studies
Msc/Pgdip this programme offers rigorous training in historical research methods and sources, a wide choice of classes within a flexible curriculum. It will equip students with the key generic research skills and resources required for pursuing further research. curriculum core Modules sources, skills and Methods for Historians 1 sources, skills and Methods for Historians 2 optional Modules

Palaeography, c1500-c1800 Britain, France and the united states, 1945-1958: diplomacy, strategy

and alliance transatlantic Influences: the united states and europe after 1958 War and society, 1914-1945: a comparative approach Nationalism and Nation-states in the arab Middle east, 1900-1945 Plantations by Land and sea, 1540-1700 Pharmaceuticals, ethics and Health, 1800-1980 segregation, Migration and War: african-americans, 1910-1930 the Patriarchal Family in early Modern society governing Highs and Health: History and the control of drugs Work and occupational Health in the 20th century themes in the History of Health and colonial Medicine in south asia War, sacrifice and the Nation in europe, 1789-1918 the cultural turn and its discontents in International History scotland and ulster in the early modern North atlantic World

note: Not all classes will be on offer in any one year. Maximum of 20 credits may also be chosen from other Level 5 classes offered by the Faculty. dissertation Msc students must complete a 15,000-word dissertation. course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 18 months part-time entry requirements a first- or upper second-class Honours degree in History, or equivalent.

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the north atlantic World, c900-c1800


Msc/Pgdip this programme is run jointly by the universities of ulster, oslo and strathclyde. the aim is to provide students with an introduction to advanced level study of the history of the North atlantic region (scotland, Ireland and scandinavia) in the early modern period. It will also equip students with the key generic research skills and resources (including palaeography) required for pursuing further research. students take an assessed curriculum of prescribed and optional classes, with the opportunity to take classes offered from ulster and oslo universities. curriculum core classes sources, skills and Methods for Historians 1 sources, skills and Methods for Historians 2 Palaeography, c1500-c1800 optional classes the Lordship of the Isles Plantation by Land and sea, 1540-1700 scotland and ulster in the early Modern North atlantic World conflict resolution and arbitration, c1500-1700 Quantitative Methods 1: survey Methods or Quantitative Methods 2: statistics and analysis one Level 5 class worth at least 20 credits offered by the universities of oslo and ulster

social and cultural history


Msc/Pgdip the programme provides students with a foundation in the use of social theory in history and introduces them to a wide range of topics in the social, cultural and imperial history of scotland, Britain, Western europe and the usa. It also equips them with generic research skills. this programme is run jointly by the school of Humanities at strathclyde and the school of History & archaeology at the university of glasgow. registered students are members of both universities, and have access to all facilities on both campuses. students take an assessed curriculum of prescribed and optional classes, and attend day-conferences on research methods and workshops on research design in History. all the classes are taught on an informal, seminar basis and are assessed by essays and other written work. curriculum core classes social theory & social History research resources & skills for Historians optional classes History of Medicine 1: studies in the History of Medicine before 1850 Poverty and Inequality in the Modern World social science statistics 1 War, sacrifice and the Nation in europe, 1789-1918 Work and occupational Health in the 20th century gender, Politics and Power governing Highs and Health: History and the control of drugs History of Medicine 2: studies in the History of Medicine,1850-2000 Qualitative Methods topics in Historical computing dissertation candidates for the Msc also write a dissertation of around 12,000 words. course duration 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time entry requirements a first- or upper second-class Honours degree in History, or equivalent.

dissertation Msc students also write a dissertation. course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 18 months part-time entry requirements a first- or upper second-class Honours degree in History, or equivalent.

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digital Journalism
Mlitt/Pgdip digital technology is profoundly changing journalism, with innovations like hyperlocal news and mobile media reporting becoming increasingly prevalent. this course will equip students with the skills to produce multimedia news and features and enable them to develop sound analytical, ethical and entrepreneurial skills in order to function at a high level in the digital media world. students work in the universitys simulated news environment and also report externally using mobile media. they pursue real-life stories, produce their own journalism packages and experiment with entrepreneurial projects. they undertake reporting, writing and editing using text, pictures, video and audio to tell multimedia stories effectively. In semester 2, students devise, launch, produce and market their own online publication. In the entrepreneurial Journalism class, which is run in collaboration with the universitys Hunter centre for entrepreneurship, students learn about developing a portfolio career, personal branding and creating new ventures. throughout the course there are opportunities to work on various projects with organisations from journalism and the creative industries. curriculum core classes Multimedia Journalism entrepreneurial Journalism Producing Media scots Law for Journalists Media ethics option classes Investigative Journalism: History and theory Journalism and society european Political economy european governance contesting global governance comparative Public Policy Placement students work in journalism placements of up to four weeks. on successful completion of the diploma, students may progress to the MLitt in which they prepare a dissertation on an approved topic in journalism studies or a multimedia package and critique. course duration Mlitt: 12 months full-time; Pgdip: 9 months full-time entry requirements a good Honours degree, or equivalent, or professional experience demonstrating ability to study at Masters level.experience of student journalism, a media work placement, freelance work or professional journalism. a 250-word statement on why you want to be a journalist and up to three examples of your own journalism.

investigative Journalism
Msc/Pgdip Investigative Journalism is one of the most challenging and rewarding branches of the media business. this course is designed to suit both mid-career journalists wanting to specialise in Investigative Journalism, and recent graduates wishing to establish careers in the media. curriculum core classes Investigative Journalism: History and theory Investigative Journalism: Project scots Law for Journalists Media ethics Multimedia Journalism dissertation option classes entrepreneurial Journalism Journalism and society european Political economy european governance comparative Public Policy students will also be able to take options from the MLitt courses in digital Journalism and International Journalism. students have the opportunity to participate on a voluntary basis in the universitys Innocence Project. this is part of the uKs campus-based charitable Innocence Network (www.innocencenetwork.org.uk) which examines active real-life cases of alleged wrongful convictions of the innocent. the strathclyde Innocence Project was the first of its kind in scotland and is led by Msc course director and award-winning investigative journalist, eamonn oNeill. this presents students with the chance to use their investigative skills in a real-life scenario and as well as to use this experience as the basis for research as part of their Project class and/or Msc dissertation topic. course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time entry requirements a good Honours degree, or equivalent, or professional experience demonstrating capacity to study at Masters level, and supportive academic and professional references. applicants may be asked to complete a pre-entry assignment. applicants citing professional experience in journalism may be asked to provide a portfolio of their writing. You will also be expected to submit a statement explaining why you feel this course suits your needs.

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literature, culture & Place


Mlitt/Pgdip/Pgcert this is a self-contained course that will allow graduates with first degrees in literature, cultural studies, or related areas to take their studies to a more specialised level or in an entirely new direction. this course is unique in the uK in its focus on the way literary and cultural texts from different periods and different countries represent and constitute notions of place in a variety of ways. the course examines the notion of place from a number of different perspectives and across a variety of historical and geographical contexts. curriculum core classes research skills dissertation (MLitt only) optional classes the discovery of scotland: the sublime and the Picturesque uncanny Places: the Victorian occult Visions of suburbia: Interdisciplinary representations, 1850-2000 British Places: Literature 1880-1950 Post-colonial canadian Literature contemporary scottish cultural studies travellin Blues: Literature, Politics and displacement romanticism and the south West Writing the Void: desert Literature Women Writers of the anglo & Italospheres in the Long 19th century Fictions of global capitalism course duration Mlitt: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time Pgcert: 4 months full-time; 9 months part-time entry requirements First- or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent in english Literature or a related subject.

renaissance studies
Mlitt/Pgdip this course looks at the renaissance from the perspectives of literature, language, history and music. It provides a foundation in core skills and debates in renaissance studies as well as specialist options ranging from music to digital text analysis. the aim is to equip students to identify areas of special interest which they can develop in the dissertation and potentially in a doctorate. It offers opportunities for historical study, literary criticism and textual analysis. curriculum core classes renaissance studies core course skills in renaissance studies optional classes digital Humanities and the renaissance Literacy and reading in the renaissance Music in the renaissance Nature and science in the renaissance Parliaments in the renaissance scotland in the renaissance Women and cultural Production in the renaissance those wishing to complete the MLitt write a dissertation of 1520,000 words on a subject of their choice, related to the theme of the course. course duration Mlitt: 12 months full-time: 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 Months full-time; 21 months part-time entry requirements First- or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in english, history or a related subject. We welcome applications from overseas students with equivalent qualifications.

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School of Law
research degrees MPhil, Phd contact for research degrees e: hass-postgrad@strath.ac.uk taught courses llM /Pgdip/Pgcert advocacy criminal Justice and Penal change Human rights Law International economic Law International Law and sustainable development Internet Law & Policy llM /Pgdip construction Law Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert Mediation and conflict resolution Pre-Qualification law courses diploma/LLM in Legal Practice LLB Law (graduate entry) contact for taught courses e: hass-courses-lgpp@strath.ac.uk strathclyde Law school has established a reputation over 40 years for quality teaching and research, not only in the traditional LLB and the diploma in Professional Legal Practice essential for entry to the legal profession, but also in a wide range of topics at Masters (LLM) level. We offer flexible learning including options for part-time study, accelerated study, and distance learning. the Law school also offers scotlands most comprehensive Professional competency course for trainee solicitors, aligned to Law society guidelines and designed to help trainees become effective newly-qualified practitioners; further training programmes are offered in partnership with central Law training (scotland) Ltd. the Law school is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the uK. the complete university guide 2012 places strathclyde Law school well within the top quartile of uK Law schools at 14th out of 94 and it was ranked 13th in the uK and 2nd in scotland in the most recent research assessment exercise. In addition we host scotlands first Law clinic, which is run by an executive committee of students and chaired by a clinic director. the clinic provides a real life learning experience for students enhancing their professional skills, as well as an invaluable service to members of the public who do not qualify for legal aid but cannot afford professional legal fees. the Facultys research in Law covers a broad spectrum, including doctrinal and theoretical research, and a particular strength in socio-legal research. research clusters are focused around: regulation, including competition law, corporate governance, environmental regulation, internet governance, regulation of the legal profession and administrative justice criminal Justice, including sentencing, punishment, childhood and crime, the sociology of imprisonment, corporate criminal responsibility, regulating prostitution, criminal legal aid, and homicide dispute resolution, including alternative dispute resolution particularly mediation and negotiation, redress mechanisms and public services, and international dispute resolution human rights, including degrading and inhuman treatment, socioeconomic rights for asylum seekers and irregular migrants, international human rights, environmental rights, rights consciousness, administering human rights, penal reform, childrens rights and discrimination law legal Profession, including legal education, (ethical learning, Ict and web-based learning environments, simulation and gaming and learning, curriculum design, clinical legal education) professional ethics, judiciary, and, funding of legal services, access to justice scots Private law is an area of particular strength, including family law, bio-ethics and personhood, child law and child protection, sexual orientation and same sex families, personal bar, obligations, and history of scots Private Law, international private law, and gender and legal theory the school of Law houses several centres of excellence, including the centre for Law, crime and Justice, the centre for Professional Legal studies and the centre for the study of Human rights Law. research degrees the school offers both one-year MPhil and three-year Phd research degrees. Postgraduate research students form part of a vibrant community within the school of Law and the Faculty graduate school. Law research students run their own reading group and are encouraged, in consultation with their supervisors, to attend and present at conferences. scholarships for MPhil or Phd study are available for the best-qualified applicants.

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advocacy
llM/Pgdip/Pgcert the LLM in advocacy is the first Masters course of its kind in the uK. It is equally suitable for newly qualified lawyers and seasoned practitioners. students will study major aspects of the discipline from forensic advocacy in criminal and civil law, mediation, to the fundamentals of persuasion and negotiation. the course aims to look at advocacy from a range of angles including the construction and presentation of an argument and the psychology of persuasion. the effects of rhetoric, voice, mechanisms for presentation of evidence and the ability of the listener to absorb and be influenced in a number of different contexts will be examined. course structure the course is offered both full-time and part-time, with the majority of the teaching done on a face-to-face basis during five intensive weekend sessions. the LLM will consist of six modules plus a dissertation. Participants may also choose classes from other Law Masters programmes such as criminal Justice and Penal change, Human rights Law, Internet Law and Policy, Mediation and conflict resolution. core Modules case analysis and communication Pre-trial/Proof advocacy Written advocacy the trial/Proof/arbitration Hearing appellate advocacy research Methods dissertation Project course duration llM: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time Pgcert: 4 months full-time; 8 months part-time entry requirements Normally a degree from a uK university or equivalent. entry may be possible with other qualifications.

construction law
llM/Pgdip this programme enables lawyers and construction industry professionals to develop specialised knowledge and an understanding of the essential aspects of construction Law. course structure the Pgdip programme requires the completion of four core construction law modules, a compulsory module in research Methods and one elective module from the suite of courses offered by the school of Law. the LLM programme requires the completion of a 15,000-word dissertation in addition to the above. some modules are taught by way of lectures via webcast, others are taught in a traditional face-to-face format. all core construction law modules and the compulsory module in research Methods are taught in the evenings (normally 6-8pm) or by webcast. Many elective modules are also taught in the evening, though some are available in the day. the programme can be taken on a part-time basis over two years (three modules per year), or on a full-time basis over one year. curriculum Participants from the construction industry (without a formal legal qualification) study the module Legal Process and the Law of contract and other obligations. those with a legal qualification study the context of construction. Both groups also study:

the Law of the construction Industry the Law and Practice of construction Management research Methods dispute resolution

students also select one elective module from another LLM course. course duration llM: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time entry requirements Normally a first- or second-class Honours degree from a uK university or college (or equivalent), or relevant professional qualifications in the construction industry.

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criminal Justice and Penal change


llM/Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert this course is equally suitable for recent graduates and those already working in a wide range of law, justice and welfare areas and the third sector. It examines the range of legal, political and social responses across the world to what is widely called the penal crisis. Blending an understanding of fundamental theory with evidence about real-world problems, students will analyse recent innovations in theory, policy and practice. drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches, the course will enable students to develop a rational and just response to crime. core Modules Justice and Penal decision-making Punishment and Processes of Penal change research Methods dissertation research Project optional Modules childhood & crime surveillance, technology and control offender Management restorative Justice Homicide note: the list of optional modules may vary from year-to-year. Participants may also choose classes from other Law Masters programmes, such as Human rights Law, Internet Law and Policy, Mediation and conflict resolution. course duration llM/Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time Pgcert: 4 months full-time; 8 months part-time entry requirements Normally a good Honours degree (or equivalent) in law, one of the social sciences, business or humanities. entry may be possible with other qualifications and/or experience.

human rights law


llM/Pgdip/Pgcert this Masters programme offers law graduates, graduates in related disciplines and those with relevant professional qualifications the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of human rights law at the uK, european and international levels. course structure the LLM is awarded on successful completion of six modules (including a compulsory research Methods module) and a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic chosen in consultation with their supervisor. successful completion of six modules will qualify students for the award of Postgraduate diploma (Pgdip), and a Postgraduate certificate (Pgcert) is awarded on completion of three modules. transfer between certificate, diploma and Masters streams is possible subject to satisfactory performance. curriculum core Modules LLM students study at least two of the following core modules offered in the evenings only (6-8pm): european Human rights Law Human rights in comparative Perspective Human rights Protection in the uK International Human rights Law research Methods (LLM only) optional Modules the following optional modules are normally offered in the daytime only: uK and eu environmental Law Human rights and Immigration Legislation Law LLM students may also choose from a list which includes modules offered within other school of Law postgraduate programmes. course duration Msc: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time, 21 months part-time Pgcert: 4 months full-time; 8 months part-time entry requirements an Honours degree, or equivalent, in any discipline (some law content recommended). entry may be possible with other qualifications, especially where the applicants work experience is relevant to the course.

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international economic law


llM/Pgdip/Pgcert this programme offers the opportunity to study International economic Law from a multidisciplinary perspective. field dissertation a unique aspect of this programme is the opportunity for LLM students to undertake a 12-week field dissertation within a governmental or non-governmental organisation with an international focus, either in the uK or, more likely, overseas. the field dissertation is offered on a competitive basis only. course structure LLM and Pgdip students are required to complete six modules. a flexible three-module Pgcert award is also available. LLM students undertake a research Methods class and submit a dissertation or a field dissertation of around 15,000 words. core classe research Methods (LLM only) optional classes the World trading system: Law and Policy comparative Law of obligations International environmental law Business and Human rights Law comparative company Law and regulation competition Law and Policy in the eu Intellectual Property Law uK and eu environmental Law other elective classes students may also choose up to two classes from other Law Masters programmes and/or relevant classes from non-law Masters programmes. course duration llM: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time Pgcert: 4 months full time; 8 months part-time entry requirements an Honours degree, or equivalent, in any discipline (some law content recommended). entry may be possible with other qualifications, especially where the applicants work experience is relevant to the course.

international law and sustainable development


llM/Pgdip/Pgcert this programme is designed specifically for graduates without a law degree who intend to work in the international development sector in management, planning or policy-related areas. field dissertation a unique aspect of the programme is the opportunity for LLM students to undertake a 12-week field dissertation within a governmental or non-governmental organisation with an international focus, either in the uK or, more likely, overseas. the field dissertation is offered on a competitive basis only. course structure LLM and Pgdip students are required to complete six modules. In addition LLM students undertake a 15,000-word dissertation. a flexible three-module Pgcert award is also available. core classes (llM) research Methods (LLM only) the World trading system: Law and Policy International environmental Law law elective classes comparative Law of obligations Business and Human rights Law comparative company Law and regulation competition Law and Policy in the eu Intellectual Property Law uK and eu environmental Law students with no or little background in law will be strongly encouraged to take the class in Legal Process and the Law of contract and other obligations (available via webcast). other elective classes students may also choose up to two classes from other Law Masters Programmes and/or relevant classes from other non-law Masters programmes up to a maximum of 40 credits. course duration llM: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time Pgcert: 4 months full time; 8 months part-time entry requirements an Honours degree, or equivalent, in any discipline (some law content recommended). entry may be possible with other qualifications, especially where the applicants work experience is relevant to the course.

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internet law and Policy


llM/Pgdip/Pgcert (full-time, part-time, distance learning) By embarking on the worlds longest established Masters-level course in Internet Law and Policy students from around the globe can gain the skills and knowledge necessary to contribute significantly in the formulation and application of law in the communications age and the internet. the course is offered on a full-time, part-time and internetbased distance learning basis. curriculum compulsory Modules research Methods (LLM only) the following modules are also available:

Mediation and conflict resolution


Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert Mediation is an increasingly common form of dispute resolution deployed across various disputing spheres, including commercial and general civil matters, family, environment and planning, community, peer and additional support needs. this course is the first graduate-level programme in scotland designed to meet the growing academic needs of mediation professionals. successful completion of the course will provide:

Internet governance Privacy, crime and security Intellectual Property Law telecommunications Law e-commerce telecommunications Policy surveillance (by attendance only) domain Name regulation International Intellectual Property (by distance learning only) software Licensing and open source

specialised knowledge and practical mediation and negotiation skills potential career advancement a further academic qualification as tangible evidence of expertise a rigorous, multidisciplinary perspective on conflict opportunities for further research

course structure the course can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis via a combination of evening and weekend classes, distance learning and personal study. on a full-time basis the Msc requires completion of three modules in each of two semesters followed by a dissertation in a chosen research topic. Part-time students would normally undertake three modules per year. as well as a rigorous theoretical grounding in the principles of mediation and conflict resolution, the course will provide opportunities to acquire the skills of a mediator through simulations and case studies. core Modules

Performance is assessed on the basis of a 4,000-word essay for each module. distance Learning students are required to submit short 1000-word reports on completion of each theme. these are graded but do not count towards the final assessment. satisfactory completion of the essays and/or other required coursework qualifies students for the Pgcert or Pgdip. those proceeding to LLM submit a dissertation of 15,000 words on an approved topic. course duration llM: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time llM (distance learning): 24 consecutive months Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time or distance learning Pgcert: 4 months full-time; 8 months part-time or distance learning entry requirements a good Honours degree in Law or a degree with a substantial legal content. We also recognise other qualifications, especially where the applicants work experience is in a field relevant to the subject of the course.

theory and Principles of conflict resolution Mediation in Practice research Methods

optional Modules (three to be chosen) Mediation, the Law and Policy Negotiation employment Mediation conflict resolution and the state Legal Process and the Law of contract and other obligations course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time Pgcert: 4 months full time; 8 months part-time entry requirements a good degree or equivalent and/or relevant practical experience in the area.

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Professional legal Practice


diploma in the diploma is offered both as a full-time course delivered during one academic year and also as a part-time course over two years in association with central Legal training (scotland) Ltd. the diploma qualification is essential for entry to both the solicitors and advocates branches of the profession and meets the requirements of the Law society of scotlands Professional education and training stage 1. the diploma is a vocational course designed to bridge the gap between university and the workplace you will gain the necessary practical knowledge and skills and be introduced to the values and attitudes of the legal profession in scotland. our aim is to produce graduates who are highly skilled, adaptable, critical thinkers and have a thorough knowledge of relevant legal principles within a practical context, with an emphasis on community engagement and ethical practice. such graduates will be well equipped for the job market, be it in the legal profession or in other fields. You will find a sharp shift in focus from undergraduate academia, with all its intricate arguments and concepts to skills-based learning and professional training. the Law society of scotland has produced a set of guidelines for the new diploma curriculum which forms the framework for the courses in all diploma centres. at the centre for Professional Legal studies in the Law school the focus is on practical, real-life simulation through a range of transactional approaches including:

the skills gained are further developed and assessed within the core and option modules taken during the remaining weeks of the course. compulsory Modules Professional Practice and ethics Business and Financial awareness conveyancing Private client civil Litigation criminal Litigation Personal Injury claims Handling

Five to be chosen from the following:


advanced criminal advocacy advanced Private client Business accounting for Legal Professionals commercial contracts and IP commercial conveyancing company Law employment Law in Practice Family Business Family Law Mediation and Mediation advocacy Practical Public administration Work-Based Learning Module in Legal Practice

extensive use of It firm working standardised clients inter-disciplinary project work teaching by and access to the expertise of skilled practitioners

course duration Nine months full-time; two years part-time entry requirements LLB degree (or equivalent) which meets the requirements and outcomes of the Law society of scotlands foundation programme.

course structure the course starts with a week-long Foundation skills course for both full-time and part-time students which consists of lecture/ demonstrations and workshops in the following areas: effective communications, case analysis and problem-solving, interviewing, legal drafting, negotiation, advocacy and legal ethics.

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Professional legal Practice


llM (distance learning only) this course is designed specifically for graduates with both a qualifying law degree and a diploma in Legal Practice/Professional Legal Practice. the programme allows graduates to build on their previous study and focus on a particular area of professional legal practice to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of that specialism in preparation for a career in law and related fields. course structure the course is only available full-time on a flexible, distance-learning basis. students will normally receive credit for approved prior learning (from their diploma studies) which will count towards the LLM. LLM students therefore, typically complete a compulsory research Methods module (which is fully online) and a 15,000-word dissertation on their chosen area of legal practice. course duration 12 months full-time. start date Late september entry requirements Normally an upper second-class LLB Honours degree and a Postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice/Professional Legal Practice from a scottish university. Where demand for places exceeds availability, performance of applicants during their diploma studies (ie generally the relative performance of applicants in specified LLB classes and over the duration of their diploma studies) will be taken into consideration.

law (graduate entry)


llB this undergraduate course is available to graduates of another discipline who wish to complete a law degree in two years. application should be made online via ucas (www.ucas.com). the LLB is both a professional qualification and a rigorous intellectual training in its own right. those wishing to enter the legal profession in scotland require to complete the diploma in Professional Legal Practice which is available full-time over nine months or part-time over two years (see previous page), as well as a two year traineeship with an appropriate legal firm. curriculum the following is a typical course of study incorporating compulsory classes which meet the requirements of the Law society of scotlands foundation programme for progression to the next stage of professional legal education, the diploma in Professional Legal Practice. year 1 domestic relations criminal Law Public Law 1 Legal Methods Law and society Legal Process Voluntary obligations: contract and promise year 2 evidence Property Involuntary obligations: delict and unjust enrichment commercial Law eu Law Public Law 2 elective course duration two years entry requirements Honours (at second-class level or above) or good pass/ordinary degree. applicants who do not meet the above requirements may also be considered and may be called for interview. applicants whose first language is not english must possess a recent english qualification, eg IeLts 7.0 or equivalent.

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School of Psychological Sciences and Health


research degrees MPhil, Phd dedPsy educational Psychology dPsych counselling Psychology contact for research degrees e: hass-postgrad@strath.ac.uk taught courses Msc educational Psychology research Methods in Psychology Msc/Pgdip counselling Pgcert counselling skills (part-time) contact for taught courses e: hass-courses-psh@strath.ac.uk the school of Psychological sciences and Health focuses its research on being useful to society by employing research insights and understandings to address the problems that face society today. We offer courses accredited/approved by the British Psychological society, the royal college of speech and Language therapists, the Health Professions council, and the British association for counselling and Psychotherapy. the school provides a vibrant, friendly environment for outstanding research and teaching that brings together internationally recognised academic staff with a diverse range of interests. our staff engage in research and undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across four subject disciplines: Psychology, speech and Language therapy, Physical activity for Health, and counselling. research in the school covers seven broad research themes: Brain and cognition research is conducted in neuropsychology, attention, perception, cognition, affect and language; the school has dedicated laboratories for work in this area including two eye-tracking labs, a perception and action lab, and a psychophysiology/ electrophysiology lab. developmental and educational Psychology research areas include child and family wellbeing, language and social competency, language impairment, developmental disability, childrens safety, anti- and pro-social behaviours, It and learning, pre-school education, and developmental aspects of thinking, memory and reasoning. health Psychology and Behaviour change research areas include self-harm and suicide, eating behaviours, mobility and disability, substance misuse, addiction, chronic illness, adolescent well-being and recovery/relapse prevention. applied Psychology includes research into human factors and traffic and transport Psychology. research interests includes child pedestrian behaviour, risk taking in adolescence, psychosocial characteristics of driving offenders, cognitive and emotional components of hazard perception, and adaptation of traffic behaviour in the elderly; the school has a driving simulator and a psychophysiology lab to support work in this area. Physical activity for health researches measurement issues in physical activity and health, physical activity in rehabilitation, environments for physical activity, aspects of physical education, and promotes initiatives such as the scottish Physical activity research collaboration. speech and language therapy research focuses on the therapeutic processes of determining the nature of the problem, defining individual and population needs for service, planning and delivering intervention programmes, and evaluating outcomes. Key areas include:

childrens speech and language disorders voice disorders stammering motor problem in adults stroke in adults speech and language therapy policy research

the counselling unit researches into physical, cultural and psychological wellbeing using person-centred, experiential and humanistic-existential approaches to therapy and research methods. current focus includes social anxiety, counselling in school, relational depth, systematic qualitative research and interpretive single case study research.

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educational Psychology
dedPsy the doctorate in educational Psychology (dedPsy) provides continuing Professional development for practising educational psychologists. It encourages the development of research skills, critical understanding of current advances in theory and practice and evidence-based ecological-systemic practice. there are no compulsory taught classes, although candidates may attend any Psychology postgraduate classes that meet their individual learning needs. course structure the programme comprises two elements: Professional Practice candidates produce a reflective self-evaluation report that provides evidence of personal growth in professional practice throughout the period of doctoral study and a report from their Principal Psychologist. For those on the 33-month programme, a portfolio of three pieces of small-scale project work carried out in practice at the level of the individual and family, the class/school and school/authority policy work must be submitted before progressing to the research proposal and Part 1 of the thesis. research By the end of Year 1, candidates are required to produce a literature review which comprises Part 1 of the thesis, and also a research proposal for the major research study to be carried out in Year 2. data for the major research study will be collected, analysed and written up as Part 2 of the thesis and may be submitted after 24 months. Parts 1 and 2 together should not amount to more than 50,000 words. the thesis will be assessed by a viva examination. course duration the programme is of 24 months duration for those doctoral candidates who hold a two-year Msc in educational Psychology approved by the university of strathclyde. For those with a scottish one-year Msc in educational Psychology, or an earlier diploma in educational Psychology, the programme will be of 33 months duration. entry requirements You must be a practising educational psychologist during the period in which you plan to undertake the dedPsy programme and your application must be supported by the Principal educational Psychologist of the service in which you work. Published papers in professional journals, conference presentations, participation in recent research work within a psychology service and an outline research proposal identifying a provisional topic for the thesis will be an advantage.

counselling Psychology
Msc/dPsych (full-time & part-time) this course is the only programme of its kind in scotland. the programme is unique in providing core training in the Person-centred/ experiential approach. this is supplemented by a further focus on cognitive-Behavioural theory and Practice within a range of modalities. It has been designed to meet the requirements for chartership as a counselling Psychologist and is accredited by the British Psychological society. the programme is delivered in collaboration with the department of Psychology at glasgow caledonian university. course structure year 1 semester 1 counselling Psychology: Philosophy, theory & Practice Person-centred/experiential counselling & Psychotherapy research enquiry into counselling Psychology Psychotherapeutic competencies: reflection & development 1a Personal and Professional development semester 2 critical enquiry into counselling Psychology theory and Practice therapeutic approaches in Mental Health Psychotherapeutic competencies: reflection & development 1B Personal and Professional development research dissertation year 2 Psychotherapeutic competencies: reflection & development 2 advanced research enquiry in counselling Psychology 2 critical enquiry into counselling Psychology theory & Practice 2 Personal and Professional development year 3 advanced research enquiry in counselling Psychology 3 critical enquiry into counselling Psychology theory & Practice 3 Psychotherapeutic competencies: reflection & development 3 Personal and Professional development course duration dPsych: 3 years full-time; 4-5 years part-time Msc: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time Pgcert: 9 months part-time entry requirements good first degree in Psychology granting graduate Basis for registration with the British Psychological society. experience in a caring role and personal maturity. candidates may be eligible for specific module exemption based on previous qualifications or experience.

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educational Psychology
Msc this course prepares students to work as educational psychologists and, together with the Qualification in educational Psychology (scotland) (stage 2) from the British Psychological society (BPs), meets the requirements for registration as an educational Psychologist with the Health Professions council. the strathclyde programme is one of the largest in the uK and one of only two programmes in scotland following the two-year curriculum approved by the BPs. teaching and practical work are integrated. teaching takes place in the university on Mondays and tuesdays during term-time and trainees spend thursdays and Fridays in their long-term placements with a psychological service. Wednesdays are study days. uK and eu applicants may be eligible for an annual student loan of up to 3,400 to part-fund the fees (currently 9,800 per annum). applications are encouraged from groups currently under-represented as educational psychologists. curriculum seminars/workshops and tutorials are presented on topics relating to:

research Methods in Psychology


Msc this one-year course provides students with the skills to conduct research in psychology. It is aimed at those who are planning careers in research. some students wish to develop research skills to support their preparation for work in professional areas of psychology (eg in educational, clinical, forensic psychology). the course acquaints students with all aspects of the research process and introduces them, mainly through active participation, to a variety of techniques. curriculum the course normally comprises five areas of training arranged over two semesters:
Quantitative research Methods: research design, statistics and

computing analysing discourse and Interaction Methods in experimental Psychology research with children Practical research skills: Writing, evaluating and selling research

Frameworks for Professional Practice development in context Facilitating change: assessment and Intervention research and evaluation effective communication and Interpersonal skills

Instruction is by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work, with an emphasis on data collection and analysis from laboratory and field settings. together, these classes account for 60 credits. students also undertake an individual research project under the supervision of a member of staff. supervision by active researchers with international track records is available across a wide range of topics. the dissertation accounts for the remaining 120 credits of the degree. course duration 12 months full-time entry requirements First- or upper second-class degree in Psychology, or equivalent.

In the first year, trainees carry out shadowing and observation, practicebased assignments and a collaborative group project. In the second year, trainees engage in the work of an educational psychologist under the supervision of their practice tutor. there is a separate individual project in the second year. Block placements allow trainees to further broaden their experience. assessment is ongoing and is based on two projects, termly essays, a practical workfile and the practice tutors assessment. there are two oral examinations at the end of the second year. course duration 24 months entry requirements First- or good second-class Honours degree in Psychology (or an equivalent accredited conversion qualification in Psychology) which is recognised by the BPs as providing the graduate Basis for charted Membership. one to two years experience working with children, young people, parents and professional colleagues (not necessarily in teaching) evidence of commitment to a career in educational psychology. entry to the programme is offered every two years, with an intake in september 2013, 2015, etc. applications must be submitted between 1 september and 31 october in the year prior to entry. Interviews take place in March.

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counselling
Msc/Pgdip (full-time & part-time) this course is designed for people specialising in counselling in a range of positions in the voluntary, statutory or private sectors. the Postgraduate diploma in counselling is accredited by the British association for counselling and Psychotherapy (BacP) and successful completion of the course fulfils the training requirement for BacP accreditation. the course has a person-centred orientation an approach to counselling and psychotherapy for which the counselling unit has an international reputation. course members will progress in five key areas related to counselling:
clear understanding of the counselling and personality theories of the

counselling skills
Pgcert (part-time) this course provides an opportunity for those who have already discovered an interest in counselling, or in the application of counselling skills to other settings, to take that interest further. It does not lead to a qualification in counselling but can be a stepping stone to such an objective. students who successfully complete the certificate course enjoy priority in the application process for the Postgraduate diploma in counselling. the course is validated by cosca and as a postgraduate level course carries 60 credits at scQF Level 11. course structure the course is experiential in nature, rather than lecture-based and aims to enable participants to gain a fuller understanding of self; and of self in relationships; to describe the values, concepts and process of the person-centred approach to helping; to apply this approach in their own helping context and to become a more effective helper through the use of counselling skills. this 120-hour campus-based course (with approximately the same amount of time spent in home study and reflection), runs from september to May with the following elements:
introductory week in september during which the course meets

person-centred approach and the issues around professional practice


skills involved in creating therapeutic conditions and advancing the

therapeutic process
creating a supervision relationship that protects the client and

also enhances the counsellors professional development


discovering and confronting attitudes which inhibit functioning

as a counsellor confidence in counselling practice to work in intensive as well as short-term contracts the part-time route comprises an intensive week in september and one day per week (1 - 8pm) on either a Monday or tuesday according to year of entry for two academic years. It concludes with an intensive week in June. the full-time course comprises four full weeks in october and continues on a Wednesday to Friday basis for one academic year (with Mondays and tuesdays being time for counselling practice in an agreed setting). Both routes include one or more residential weekends. the training requires an ongoing counselling practice and additional individual counselling supervision purchased outside the course. successful candidates to both full-time and part-time courses can apply to the student awards agency for scotland (www.saas.gov.uk) for a student loan to cover tuition fees. You may progress from the Pgdip stage to an Msc. students who progress to the Masters phase of the programme will have focused instruction on counselling research methods in the form of four day-long intensive training workshops. they will also have ongoing research supervision, an opportunity to participate in monthly meetings, and a bulletin board discussion group to support the completion of a 15,000-20,000 word research-based dissertation. entry requirements Pgdip: certificate in counselling skills, accredited by cosca (all four modules) or equivalent. Priority will be given to students who have completed strathclyde counselling units Pgcert in counselling skills. Prior counselling experience also aids selection, as does prior personal development work. Msc: completion of the Pgdip in counselling or an equivalent course.

from 10am - 5pm each weekday


13 single Mondays at roughly fortnightly intervals, distributed

between september and april finishing with a two-day block in May entry requirements a degree, or equivalent professional qualifications, eg social work, nursing or teaching. We also accept applications from candidates who have little or no formal qualifications but who can demonstrate an ability to work at postgraduate level through an assessed piece of written work; two references are required, one regarding your academic ability and one regarding your suitability for counselling skills training.

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Faculty oF science

The Faculty of Science investigates the challenges and possibilities of the natural and technological world, from drug discovery and public health to environmental concerns, tackling cybercrime and understanding space. Students are offered high quality teaching, informed by innovative research, and strong links with industry, the NHS and international partners.
The Faculty has more than 20 million of external research grant income each year, funding research activity which spans pure and applied sciences in areas such as the future of computation, materials, modeling the real world, health and photonics. The Faculty is also involved in key collaborations across Scotland including WestCHEM (for Chemistry), the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance, the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (which involves our Centre for Forensic Science) and the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA). In choosing to study Science at Strathclyde you will become part of an international community of staff and students from more than 40 countries. More than one-quarter of the Facultys postgraduate students are from outwith the UK and the staff population is similarly cosmopolitan.

www.strath.ac.uk/science

Faculty of Science

The dynamic between staff and students in the Chemistry department encourages a good working relationship in a community atmosphere. The Departments reputation, and my research group in particular, has opened up avenues for collaborative working with University departments and also with other institutions.
Louise Rocks PhD Chemistry

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Faculty of Science
Increasingly, there are opportunities for cross-disciplinary research and study, both within the Faculty, or across other Faculties and institutions. the universitys recently launched technology and Innovation centre represents a major step forward in industry-university partnerships. science staff are building on existing partnerships to develop photonics and sensors, nanoscience and health technologies as key components of the centre (www.strath.ac.uk/tic). there is also engagement with the public sector and charitable bodies. Many staff work in partnership with international researchers, or undertake research overseas, as well as contributing to or leading international conferences. as a result, there are often opportunities for postgraduate students to undertake part of their studies abroad. departments and centres computer & Information sciences Mathematics & statistics Physics Pure & applied chemistry (including the centre for Forensic science) strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical sciences In addition to these academic departments, the Faculty hosts the Institute of Photonics, a commercially-oriented research centre. departments provide high-quality supervision, teaching and support and, through pooling arrangements with other scottish universities, students have access to a wide range of expertise. all students have access to a range of activities and training opportunities. Facilities are excellent, with well-equipped, modern laboratories and teaching rooms, plus 24-hour access to an advanced computer information network and a sophisticated virtual e-learning environment. research degrees MPhil, Phd In addition, the strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical sciences offers the Mres, which combines research activity with a taught component and also the engd in Medical devices. a number of competitive scholarships are available in all departments. contact science Faculty office t: +44 (0)141 548 2014 e: contact-facultyofscience@strath.ac.uk

Department of Chemistry, Pure & Applied


research deGrees MPhil, Phd contact for research degrees Professor duncan graham t: +44 (0)141 548 2259/4701 e: pg-application.chemistry@strath.ac.uk tauGht course Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert Forensic science contact for taught course Professor Niamh Nic daeid t: +44 (0)141 548 2100 e: n.nicdaeid@strath.ac.uk

(including the centre for forensic science) www.strath.ac.uk/chemistry

the department of Pure & applied chemistry has one of the largest research schools in the uK, with expertise ranging from analytical chemistry to materials science, and from biological chemistry to organic and inorganic synthesis. the department also has a strong forensic science research base and extensive national and international collaborations are in place in all research areas. WestcHeM, the joint research school of the universities of strathclyde and glasgow, is one of the largest in the uK and was formed as part of the scotcHeM initiative on chemistry pooling in scotland. the school brings together the strengths of the two major chemistry departments in the West of scotland to offer outstanding facilities and opportunities within a large, diverse and expanding chemistry research environment. research in the department is well-supported by industry, government, research councils, the eu and charitable foundations. successes include 12.5 million funding for the research centre of excellence in Nanometrology, the research centre of excellence in Physical organic chemistry, and a major anti-cancer programme funded by cancer research uK. chemistry students at strathclyde benefit from the ongoing investment in world-class laboratory and instrumentation facilities. Postgraduate chemistry students come from all over the world to study with the award-winning and internationally recognised research chemists and forensic experts at strathclyde. current postgraduate students come from scotland, the uK and europe as well as Botswana, India, china, Malaysia, North america and south africa.

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research across the department, research is concentrated as follows: analytical chemistry research is wide-ranging and includes atomic spectrometry, molecular spectrometry, chromatography, radioanalytical techniques and chemometrics. Process analytical chemistry is a major interest through the centre for Process analytics and control technology (cPact) a multidisciplinary collaboration involving three universities and 19 companies. research includes developments in non-invasive online and in-reactor analysis techniques, process control and optimisation; the analysis of soils, sediments, sea and river waters and air for organic and inorganic pollutants; and the development of new methods to determine metals in clinical samples. techniques are being developed to investigate the degradation processes which affect plastics, glass, limestone and metallic artifacts in museum collections. Low-cost, unobtrusive monitors for pollutants in indoor air are being devised, and sorbents developed to reduce their concentration. inorganic chemistry research is based on the synthesis, characterisation and understanding of the properties of new compounds which are important in the chemistry of elements other than carbon. one programme is focused on the design of novel synergic bimetallic molecules and has led to the development of the new concepts of alkali-metal-mediated metallation and inverse crown complexes, which apply to both main group and transition metal chemistry. surface-enhanced raman scattering has been developed to give information on the bonding and orientation between organic molecules and transition metal surfaces. Very sensitive and selective assays for drugs of abuse, some clinical drugs, explosives and dNa have been developed. a state-of-the-art raman microscopy facility supports projects in the creation of sensing devices using microsystems technology and nanoparticles. New chemistry for analysis is a growing area. Breakthroughs have been made in the sensitive and selective use of dNa. organic chemistry research includes total synthesis for medicinal and agrochemical applications. International collaborative studies of new pteridines as potent inhibitors of important enzymes also have fundamental applications for cancer and infectious disease therapies. the synthesis of sequenceselective dNa minor-groove binders addresses the cancer theme from another angle together with anti-bacterial activity. In the field of organometallic chemistry, complexes based on several transition metals are being applied to develop stereo-controlled syntheses of important organic molecules, including antibiotics and anti-malarial agents. Forefront stereo-selective reactions with organomagnesium amides also feature prominently in our work. Physical organic chemistry is represented by studies of reactive molecules, intermediates and transition states in important organic and

medicinal chemistry reactions using forefront computational methods, high-field NMr and by low-temperature matrix isolation. Polymer chemistry emphasises the synthesis of tailored polymers with specific chemical or physical properties. More fundamental studies focus on novel methods of controlling nanopore formation in ultra-high specific surface area polymers, as well as nanoparticle assembly processes. Physical chemistry research on polymer degradation has led to significant advances in fire retardancy in flexible foam polymer systems. a fundamental understanding of the factors that control ageing in adhesive-bonded structures continues to be developed. Nano-composites research focuses on the factors influencing the dispersion of nanoparticles, and their influence on the physical properties of thermoplastics and thermosets. a growing activity relates to materials for optoelectronic applications; new materials have been developed designed to operate into the uV with functionality that allows use for sensor and oLed device applications. Work on crystal chemistry uses fundamental understanding to drive atoms to adopt unusual bonding arrangements that can lead to exciting physical properties. the focus is on complex metal oxide ceramics that can show a wide range of useful magnetic or electrical properties, as well as exotic effects such as magnetoresistance, multiferroic behaviour or ionic conductivity. research into organic semi-conductors encompasses the synthesis and characterisation of complex electro-active molecules and macromolecules for organic semiconductor devices. specific applications include solar cells, field effect transistors, electrochromic devices, light emitting diodes and capacitors/supercapacitors. In computational and theoretical chemistry, research centres on the application of quantum chemical methods to understand underlying physical phenomena. the research is primarily done in close collaboration with experimental partners, and applications include organic chemistry, biochemistry, drug design, catalysis and analytical chemistry. Biophysical research aims to understand the mechanisms of natural processes such as enzyme catalysis, self-assembly and molecular recognition. studies are in progress of the activity and stability of enzymes in systems relevant to their application as practical catalysts. deposition of proteins, peptides, nucleic acids and nanoparticles in ordered structures on inorganic and organic crystals is used to understand self-assembly and molecular recognition processes with applications in bionanotechnology, drug delivery and molecular electronics. centre for forensic science strathclyde is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in forensic science education, research and practice. the centre for Forensic science (cFs) is unique in the range, experience and expertise of its staff, most of whom combine teaching, research, casework and professional activities. the centre provides training in forensic science to police, scientists and lawyers world-wide and staff carry out forensic casework and consultancy in many specialist areas including dNa and fire investigation.

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forensic science
Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert centre staff play key roles in the european Network of Forensic science Institutes, the scottish Institute for Policing research and organisations such as Interpol. the centre is a recognised leader in research in forensic science and works in close collaboration with partners in operational forensic science laboratories. cFs members have published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and books in areas such as dNa, fire investigation, explosives, drugs and investigative use of forensic science. research within the centre encompasses a wide range of applications with an emphasis on the development of techniques for solving current and future forensic problems. the biology-based research includes dNa profiling for both human and wildlife identification. Wildlife crime investigation is an expanding area and the centre is at the forefront of molecular analysis used to discriminate a wide variety of species. ultra low dNa typing is a theme with research on the factors affecting cell and dNa transfer being a focus of research studies. the transfer and persistence of fibres is also studied, with a specialised database of fibre types being developed to determine the frequency of any given fibre. comprehensive research involving drug profiling of the main amphetamine-type stimulants and semi-synthetic illicit drugs has been undertaken. using a combination of preparative organic chemistry, analytical chemistry (gcMs, IcPMs and IrMs) and chemometric analysis sample to sample linkages are being explored at a fundamental level. Fire investigation research involves recovery of human contact traces, evaluation of ignition sources, arc mapping, analysis of thermal decomposition of polymers and using artificial Neural Networks in the evaluation of data resulting from fire debris analysis. statistical analysis is also a focus of research, with Bayesian and multivariate mathematical systems being developed for data management systems for the diverse data sets produced in forensic analysis. research is not confined to the laboratory examination of samples, but extends to studies of the application of science in law enforcement and the legal process. research degrees the departments pooling arrangement with the university of glasgows department of chemistry has created a research school with excellently equipped modern laboratories in glasgow city centre. the university has spent over 10 million over the last five years to ensure that chemistry facilities remain at the cutting edge; this investment is reinforced by the WestcHeM 11 million grant made in 2009. Funding for studentships arises from a number of sources including ePsrc, BBsrc, WestcHeM, industry, eu, ors and the university of strathclyde. the university of strathclyde has the longest established forensic science programme in the uK. this intensive course equips graduates with relevant practical skills combined with analytical and investigative thinking. It is accredited by the Forensic science society. strathclyde forensic science alumni are internationally recognised and have been employed in laboratories throughout the British Isles and around 60 countries worldwide. the centre for Forensic science has the largest multidisciplinary research group in the uK and offers a unique learning experience, combining case-based learning with research-led teaching. classes maintain current relevance by being taught by academic staff with a wealth of professional knowledge and experience. course structure semester 1 the first semester covers core material that all forensic science students should know, including:
the law and legal aspects of forensic science Investigation of crime and crime scene management evidence recovery including the examination of trace evidence

(glass, paint, hairs and fibres)


writing legal reports and statements

semester 2 the second semester is split between biological aspects (eg body fluids, dNa, biological trace evidence) and chemical aspects (eg drugs of abuse, toxicology, fires, explosives). Msc Project Msc students undertake a three-month project, normally based at a forensic science laboratory. course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 36 months distance learning Pgdip/Pgcert: 9 months full-time entry requirements Msc: a first- or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant science subject such as chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy, zoology or botany. candidates with operational experience are also welcome to apply. Pgdip/Pgcert: this is ideal for those who are marginally under-qualified for entry to the Msc course but also have relevant experience. english language: IeLts 7.0 is required for all non-english speakers. entry is competitive and selection is based on academic ability with previous experience being taken into consideration. Final selection decisions are made by the academic selector and notified to successful applicants normally in March.

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Department of Computer & Information Sciences


www.strath.ac.uk/cis research deGrees MPhil, Phd contact for research degrees dr anders claesson t: +44 (0)141 548 3172 e: anders.claesson@cis.strath.ac.uk tauGht courses Msc/Pgdip advanced computer science Information & Library studies Information Management the department of computer & Information sciences is an interdisciplinary school providing a unique and innovative curriculum and research environment. the department has 35 academic staff including postdoctoral research fellows and a lively and diverse international community of around 100 postgraduate students. research interests span the whole spectrum of computer and information sciences theory and application, from fundamental algorithms to information retrieval and management. research is funded by the research councils (ePsrc, PParc and aHrc), eu, and various government agencies and industry bodies. We collaborate with a range of external partners such as the Metropolitan Police and Microsoft. research research activities are structured around six main groups: ilab research is centered on information use and access and incorporates a broad portfolio of activity including statistical data modeling; information retrieval; information and service management; mobile information access; and digital libraries. the group is involved in national and international projects and contributes to the international Information retrieval and Human computer Interaction (applied to Information access) communities. Members are leading researchers in information retrieval and have chaired or co-chaired several international conferences. Members serve in an editorial capacity on journals including advances in Human computer Interaction, Information Processing and Management, Library review, Journal of the american society for Information science and technology, Journal of Information retrieval, Personal and ubiquitous computing, and the International Journal of Mobile Human computer Interaction. software systems research in the area of software systems targets problems associated with engineering complex software systems, is strongly influenced by real problems, and aims to produce solutions that are ultimately of benefit to the practising software engineer. understanding the ways in which features in a system interact is one of the fundamental problems faced by software developers. through simple Ide instrumentation we are able to build a social network of developers, modules, and requirements, keeping engineers constantly informed of the most relevant related activities. Future work will investigate how the use of alternative information sources enhance this model. several areas of our research draw on the biological sciences for inspiration. our early work on generating test data via genetic algorithms has in turn evolved to consider the broader problems of autonomic systems and self-healing software systems in particular. Biological metaphors in the form of artificial Immune systems have also inspired our research into web-based intrusion detection. our approach is able to identify previously unseen attacks by monitoring a system for signs of distress caused by an attack. Future work will seek to broaden this approach to tackle a wider range of attacks and system types. Mathematically structured Programming the Mathematically structured Programming group aims to enhance understanding of the process of computation and to drive the development of high-level programming languages. this depends on ideas from the following disciplines:

Functional Programming Logic type theory category theory

research within the group aims to migrate logical, type-theoretic and categorical ideas into functional programming and, reciprocally, to feed challenges back from functional programming into these more mathematical domains. the group has a strong funding portfolio, including support from Microsoft and ePsrc. the group is one of the strongest and most coherently focused research groups in this area in the uK. Global and Mobile dataflow systems research Group the global and Mobile dataflow systems research group works with dataflow applications, applications which typically have many clients. clients operate within a large or complex geographical domain and have large volumes of data flowing among clients. the groups research includes research on programming languages, semi-structured data, network architectures and autonomous control systems. the group is a growing research nucleus supported by both eu and ePsrc funding.

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advanced computer science


Msc/Pgdip Mobiquitous lab computing is no longer restricted to desktop computers and graphical user interfaces. the Mobiquitous Lab investigates user behaviour in the context of mobile devices, ubiquitous computing and new developing multimodal interaction mechanisms, such as multi-touch tables and tangible interaction. our research spans a variety of user-centered design methods, including quantitative user studies in controlled experiments, field studies of technology deployment in the use context and participant observation. We have experience in conducting system evaluations as well as in contributing to requirements analysis through working closely with end users over the course of a system development project. combinatorics Group combinatorics is one of the underpinnings of theoretical computer science, which also provides much of the motivation for research in the field. the groups research spans a wide spectrum, with recent emphasis on permutation patterns, combinatorics on words, graph theory and applications to physics and biology. research degrees the department welcomes research proposals from applicants interested in undertaking an MPhil or Phd degree in any of the research areas described above. this course offers students the opportunity to pursue a tailored course of advanced study through a flexible structure of optional classes, organised into specialist topic pathways. course structure compulsory classes Personal study research Methods specialist Pathways students select one of the following specialist pathways: Mobile systems embedded systems designing usable systems distributed Information systems Mobile software and applications computer security advanced software engineering software architecture and design advanced topics in software engineering designing usable systems distributed Information systems Mobile software applications enterprise information systems distributed Information systems Information systems architecture service Management Information retrieval and access Business analytics dissertation Msc students also undertake an individual research project on an approved topic related to their selected pathway. course duration Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time entry requirements First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in computer science or a closely related mathematical or engineering discipline. contact t: +44 (0)141 548 3096 e: acs-enquiry@cis.strath.ac.uk

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information & library studies


Msc/Pgdip accredited by the chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (cILIP) this course prepares graduates to perform at the initial professional level in libraries and manage information services in both the public and private sector. graduates will be entitled to become associate members of cILIP and will be eligible for chartership leading to the award of McLIP, providing direct entry to a professional body and offering access to an enhanced career path. the course focuses on the essential core skills of library and information work, while providing an opportunity to specialise in particular aspects of the profession and to develop skills and knowledge in digital archiving and organisation of knowledge. course structure diploma and Msc students follow the same instructional course for the first two semesters; thereafter, Msc students undertake a dissertation. classes Information retrieval and access Information Law Library technology and systems Managing Information services organisation of Knowledge Libraries, Information, and society research Methods dissertation the dissertation is an individual research project on an approved topic, which allows students to pursue an area of specific interest, providing scope for original thought, research and presentation. Placement (optional) an optional work placement, organised by the department, is offered at the end of semester two. Previous participating organisations include NHs scotland, scottish television, IdoX, various national and local public libraries, and government agencies. course duration Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent. contact t: +44 (0)141 548 3096 e: ils-enquiry@cis.strath.ac.uk

information Management
Msc/Pgdip this course is accredited by the chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (cILIP) and also recognised by the chartered Management Institute (cMI). the course is designed to develop specialist managers who can operate at the interface between business and technology and manage information resources. It provides participants with core business, management, and technology skills, with a particular focus on enterprise level information systems and services. It provides direct entry to two professional bodies, meeting the requirements of many specialist employers. graduates are entitled to become associate members of cILIP and are eligible for chartership (McLIP). graduates are also entitled to associate membership of cMI (acMI) and can progress to Member grade (McMI), and on to chartered Manager. course structure diploma and Msc students follow the same instructional course for the first two semesters; thereafter, Msc students undertake a dissertation. classes Information systems architecture database and Web systems development Information retrieval and access Information Law Business analytics research Methods

dissertation the dissertation is an individual research project on an approved topic, which allows students to pursue an area of specific interest, providing scope for original thought, research and presentation. course duration Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time entry requirements First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent. contact t: +44 (0)141 548 3096 e: im-enquiry@cis.strath.ac.uk

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Department of Mathematics & Statistics


www.strath.ac.uk/mathstat research deGrees Mres, MPhil, Phd contact for research degrees Irene spencer Postgraduate secretary t: +44 (0)141 548 3382 e: irene.spencer@strath.ac.uk the department of Mathematics & statistics is one of the largest of its kind in scotland, with an international reputation in the use of mathematical analysis for real-world problems. the most recent research assessment exercise (rae 2008) judged that 95 per cent of the research in the department was of a quality that is recognised internationally and 50 per cent of our research is internationally excellent. research is focused on applied mathematics and statistics in the broadest sense, with an emphasis on modelling and analysis of real-world problems. the department has collaborative links with researchers in many institutions, including other universities, research establishments and industry in the uK, europe, the usa and elsewhere in the world. as a focus for activities primarily in research but also in teaching the department has adopted nonlinear systems and solution of industrial problems as a major theme. our postgraduate students benefit from being part of the scottish Mathematical sciences training centre, which links together mathematics and statistics departments in scotland to enhance postgraduate training and allow students across scotland to meet and develop a strong, dynamic postgraduate community. students also attend research seminars within the department and national and international conferences. other generic skills courses are open to students, including writing, presentation and careers workshops. guidance and support for postgraduate students is provided throughout the study period and the department benefits from the universitys state-of-the-art computer facilities. Funding comes from a range of sources including the engineering and Physical sciences research council (ePsrc), Medical research council (Mrc), carnegie trust, university scholarship awards, the scottish overseas research student awards scheme, uK industry and the eu. research research activity is focused into key priority areas in order to strengthen and advance the research we undertake. these research areas often overlap and there is significant collaboration between groups. research activities are focused in five interdependent groups: applied analysis this group is involved in the development of rigorous analytic and constructive methods for solving differential and integral equations arising in the applied sciences. Particular attention is paid to nonlinear evolutionary processes and operator equations. there is particular interest in the application of semi-group theory to coagulation fragmentation equations and other evolutionary processes. More recently there is considerable interest in the area of complex networks. In particular new mathematical approaches based of spectral graph theory are being used to study the global and local topological properties of these networks. research is also carried out in the application of techniques from discrete mathematics, such as graph theory and discrete geometry, in combination with quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics to characterise protein structure and function. these studies help us to understand the global folding characteristics of proteins and how they influence protein function. research is also carried out on the qualitative theory of nonlinear dynamical systems in material science and mathematical biology. another major area of research in this group are various aspects of spectral theory including the spectral theory of block operator matrices and operator functions, distributional spectral theory and multiparameter spectral theory. continuum Mechanics and industrial Mathematics one of the principle areas within the group is the mathematical modelling of liquid crystals. current interests in this area include flow induced switching and the motion of defects in nematic liquid crystals. there is also interest in modelling chevrons and flow effects in smectic liquid crystals. there is also substantial work on the dynamics of thin fluids in a variety of industrially relevant problems. specifically, the flow of sheets and rivulets of both Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids driven by a variety of different physical effects including gravity, surface tension, surfacetension-gradients, centripetal forces and externally applied jets of air (the latter two relevant to the industrial spin coating and and air-knife coating processes respectively) have been investigated. research is also carried out in the area of earth sciences including the modelling of flow and transport processes in porous media, including convection in chemically reactive geothermal systems and the propagation of vaporisation and salinisation fronts in water-vapour systems. a number of projects within the group concern the modelling of non-destructive measurement and testing. In particular there are strong links with the universitys centre for ultrasonic engineering (cue), which designs, manufactures and tests ultrasonic transducers for use in biomedical diagnosis and therapeutic treatment, and in non-destructive testing and sonar. the group is also the national coordinating centre for the european consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ecMI) and is a partner in the centre for applied Intelligent systems.

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numerical analysis and scientific computing this group is one of the largest in the uK and has an international reputation for research excellence in the construction and analysis of methods for the numerical solution of nonlinear differential and integral equations, and on the computational solution of problems of practical interest. there is considerable interest in the analysis and use of adaptive strategies including p and hp finite element methods and adaptive moving mesh methods. applications of these approaches include computational electromechanics, solid mechanics, geomechanics, liquid crystals and phase-change problems. the numerical approximation of partial differential equations normally gives rise to extremely large linear systems of equations and there is interest in the group on the development of efficient solution strategies, including preconditioning and multigrid methods. the group also has interests in the application of high performance computing techniques to practical problems and is a member of NaIs (the centre for Numerical analysis and Intelligent software) which is an ePsrc and sFc funded joint venture between strathclyde, edinburgh and Heriot-Watt universities. there is also interest in the application of computational techniques to tackle problems in biology ranging from computational graph theory for complex biological networks to adaptive surface finite elements methods for the simulation of tumour modelling, cell migration and chemotaxis. often the models are stochastic in nature and research is also conducted to develop robust computational methods for these problems as well as applications in computational finance. the group also carries out research in approximation theory, specifically in the area of scattered data fitting and multivariate splines. these techniques are also been used to develop meshless methods for the solution of partial differential equations. Population Modelling and epidemiology this group comprises a broad spectrum of expertise from statistics, informatics and image processing to dynamical systems and time series analysis. the uniting theme of the group is the use of modelling techniques to extract information from complex data sets with an emphasis on practical problems. current research focuses on the epidemiology of infectious diseases, ecological complexity, marine and fisheries modelling, and mathematical cell biology. the group has strong links with Health Protection scotland and the Veterinary Laboratory agency and collaborates both on a national and international level with experts in epidemiology and related fields. research focuses on public health and the epidemiology of infectious diseases in both animals and humans. research interests include spatial statistics, experimental design and image processing; stochastic and deterministic differential equations for the modelling of infectious diseases and risk, particularly in relation to animal diseases.

the group has strong research links with Marine scotland as well as collaborations in large multi-university projects and with empirical scientists in other institutes. Mathematical models are used to solve a variety of ecological and biological problems including fish stock management, nutrient impacts on ecosystem dynamics, linkage between individual behaviour and population dynamics, the effects of ocean currents on the productivity of copepods and the effect of multispecies interactions on complex marine ecosystems. In the area of mathematical biology research interests include the role of space in problems such as the speed and intensity of spatial epidemics, ecological complexity and evolutionary processes; models of antibiotic production; developmental cell signalling, cancer gene therapy and adaptive dynamics. the department also participates in the centre for Mathematics applied to the Life sciences, which has run a number of meetings and seminars in Mathematical Biology. It also participates in the scottish universities Life sciences alliance, ensuring a strong interaction between theoretical and experimental groups across the whole of scotland. stochastic analysis research is ongoing across a broad range of stochastic mathematics including discrete-state space Markov processes, stochastic differential equations, stochastic geometry, point processes and time series. application areas include modelling in population biology, agricultural epidemiology, biochemistry, quantum optics, telecommunications systems, finance and financial econometrics. as well as strength in theoretical aspects of stochastic modelling and diffusion-type processes, the research profile is strongly oriented towards applied work in both statistical and modelling areas. Much of the most fruitful activity is highly multidisciplinary, combining elements traditionally found in both statistics and applied mathematics with problems arising in biology, physics, medicine, veterinary medicine, meteorology, engineering, geology and computer science. research degrees the department welcomes applications for Mres, MPhil and Phd degrees in an area of departmental expertise.

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Department of Physics
www.strath.ac.uk/physics research deGrees MPhil, Phd, engd in optics & Photonics technologies tauGht courses Msc/Pgdip High-Power radio Frequency science and engineering Nanoscience optical technologies Photonics & device Microfabrication Quantum Information & coherence contact for research degrees & taught courses Lynn gilmour t: + 44 (0)141 548 3362 e: pgt@phys.strath.ac.uk researchers are active in several national and international collaborations, undertaking research which ranges from fundamental aspects of physics to application-oriented programmes. the most recent research assessment exercise (rae 2008) found that 90 per cent of research submitted by the department was of international standing. the Physics ePsrc research grant portfolio is almost 19 million, the 10th largest among physics departments in the uK. Highlights include 3.3 million to study radiation sources that exploit laser-driven plasma waves, and a 4.3 million ePsrc science and Innovation award (joint with Kings college London). several of the departments research groups are involved in crossdisciplinary projects. one initiative is the Institute of complex systems at strathclyde (Icss), which supports cross-disciplinary projects, workshops and international speakers in the area of complexity and coordinates research activities in complex systems across the Faculties of science and engineering. research students become members of the scottish universities Physics alliance graduate school (suPa gs) (www.supa.ac.uk), a pan-scotland body dedicated to enhancing research training. research nanoscience research covers two main areas: semiconductor spectroscopy and devices undertakes microspectroscopic studies of light-matter interaction in semiconductors. We complement visible-light emission and excitation spectroscopy with structural characterisation imaging techniques. a combination of optical spectroscopy and electron microscopy and analysis provides a novel experimental channel for the refinement of new-functionality optoelectronic devices, as well as the fundamental investigation of optical processes in low dimensional semiconductors, quantum wires and dots. specific materials studied are wide-band-gap semiconductors such as II-VI, III-nitride compounds and alloys for uV-green laser displays and single-photon sources. Biomolecular & chemical Physics has four sub-groups:
ultrafast chemical Physics studies chemical and biological reactions

which present the key difficulty of being at once ultraslow and ultrafast. our current research involves the structure and dynamics of proteins, peptides and protein models, liquids (especially water and aqueous solutions), and phase transitions. Photophysics research is concerned with the fundamental interactions and application of molecular fluorescence in condensed media. the main areas of interest are structural studies on amorphous solids, macromolecules and colloids, fluorescence lifetime sensors and the development of new time-resolved techniques and instrumentation. Marine optics and remote sensing concentrates on the application of optical techniques for remote sensing and for the unattended monitoring of environmental variables. Much of the current work concerns optical measurements in oceanography, which frequently involve instrument deployment under technically challenging conditions. Molecular theory and simulation use and develop various state-ofthe art theoretical and computational methods for modelling a wide range of molecular-scale phenomena in physical chemistry, molecular biophysics, pharmaceutical chemistry and nanoscience. optics the optics division is world-renowned as a major centre for theoretical and experimental optics. Its research covers two main areas: computational nonlinear and Quantum optics investigates quantum theory, the nature of light and its interaction with matter, as well as nonlinear optics and the special capabilities of nonlinear optical devices, using both analytical and computational approaches. research topics include pattern formation and spatial structures in nonlinear optics, Bose-einstein condensation, quantum measurements, quantum optics, angular momentum of light, the hot topic of quantum information and computation, cavity solitons, online design of optoelectronic systems, quantum images, short pulses, control of spatial and temporal disorder and complexity in optical systems. Photonics investigates a broad range of experimental optics linked by the common element of the photon. Laser light can be used to cool and trap atoms. this work has led to the production of scotlands first Bose-einstein-condensate a giant matter wave, which is held in a storage ring to perform interference experiments. ultracold atoms trapped in periodic light fields, the so-called optical lattices, can be used as quantum simulators for condensed matter phenomena. With an ultra-high resolution microscope, these atoms are individually imaged and manipulated a key ingredient for using them as a building block of a quantum computer. other activities centre on nonlinear photonics, solitons, VecseLs and quantum cascade laser applications.

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high-Power radio frequency science & engineering


Msc/Pgdip Plasmas the Plasmas division is the largest centre for plasma physics research in scotland. It is the location for the new scottish centre for the application of Plasma-based accelerators and a partner in the new ePsrc centre for doctoral training in Next generation accelerators. strathclyde intense laser interaction studies has experimental and theoretical research programmes in high harmonic generation, nonlinear optics of plasmas, advanced laser-plasma accelerators of both electrons and ions, terahertz generation from magnetised plasmas, femtosecond laser micromachining, photofragmentation studies of molecules, plasma studies, interaction of ultra-intense pulses with atomic clusters, gas jets, foils and solids and collective scattering processes. the research programme is supported by a collection of state-of-the-art high power femtosecond lasers, which form part of the strathclyde terahertz to optical Pulse source facility. another core research topic is ultra-intense laser-induced nuclear and plasma physics, which has many potential applications, ranging from medical physics to making nuclear waste safe. atoms, Beams and Plasmas has active research programmes in experimental, computational and theoretical relativistic electron beam physics, electron cyclotron masers, cyclotron autoresonance masers, free electron lasers, super-radiant sources, pseudospark physics and high-brightness electron sources. the creation of novel electrodynamic structures is enabling new types of coherent free-electron sources. Numerical simulations and laboratory experiments are providing a fundamental understanding of naturally occurring sources, including auroral Kilometric radiation. experimental, numerical and theoretical studies are being undertaken in collaboration with the central Laser Facility at the rutherford appleton Laboratory and the university of st andrews to investigate the relaxation of the kinetic energy associated with super-thermal electron populations in scenarios relevant to magnetic and inertial confinement fusion projects. Non-neutral relativistic plasma physics is a growth area, with applications in heating fusion plasmas, plasma diagnostics, communications, accelerators, radars, and millimeter-wave materials processing. research interests also include spectroscopy, reaction kinetics, and collision dynamics and the role of atoms, ions and molecules in plasmas. this research is relevant to high temperature fusion and stellar plasmas, the solar corona, and low temperature discharges. there is strong theoretical and computational research focused principally on electron collisions and spectral emission from plasmas. this work is closely linked to major earth observation, astrophysical, fusion and heavy ion ring laboratories in europe. entry requirements for research degrees MPhil: second-class Bsc Honours or Msci/MPhys degree in Physics, or equivalent Phd/engd: First- or upper second-class Bsc Honours or Msci/MPhys degree or Msc degree in a relevant discipline. High-power signals at radio and microwave frequencies are used in a wide range of applications including particle acceleration for scientific and medical purposes, scientific and industrial plasma heating, material processing, telecommunications and radar systems. this course is aimed at candidates with a background in physical science or engineering. It has been developed in conjunction with the Faraday Partnership in High-Power radio Frequency (HPrF) (of which the university is a founding partner) to satisfy the need for skilled graduates in the field of high-power radio frequency science and engineering. the course is structured for either full-time or part-time learning. course structure the following instructional classes are supplemented by independent learning and reading. You will learn about a wide range of applications and discuss issues related to project management and contractual issues:

advanced electromagnetism and dynamics HPrF Physical Processes and Material science HPrF Passive devices HPrF active devices HPrF Professional skills Project training

an independent research project is required for the Msc and is optional for the diploma. this may take place in conjunction with research programmes at the university, or in an industry setting. transfer between the Msc and Pgdip is possible, depending on performance. course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24/36 months part-time Pgdip: diploma course may be shorter depending on the options selected entry requirements Msc: First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in physical science or electrical/electronic engineering. Pgdip: Honours degree in physical science or electrical/electronic engineering. other qualifications may be considered for both the Msc and Pgdip, including industrial experience. candidates may be invited for interview. funding Limited sponsorship may be available to provide support towards stipends and/or fees. applicants who wish to be considered for these bursaries should discuss with the course contact.

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nanoscience
Msc/Pgdip this course explores the frontiers of science on the nanoscale. Many developing 21st century technologies depend on expanding our understanding of the properties, processes and behaviours of systems in this sub-micrometre-scale size domain. the multidisciplinary nature of nanoscience research means that this course will be attractive to physical science graduates looking to work in this emerging area. It offers the opportunity to gain the skills and in-depth understanding of the key science behind this rapidly expanding sector. the course provides a further training opportunity to those with an industrial background and a means of gaining insights into topics at the forefront of current research. course structure two semesters of formal teaching are followed by a four-month intensive project. the projects take place primarily in research labs associated with nanoscience located in the universitys physical science departments, with some opportunities for relevant industrial placements. the course will comprise a taught component featuring:
conversion course Introductory Nanoscience research skills training

optical technologies
Msc/Pgdip the versatile field of optical technologies underpins many aspects of modern society and is expected to be a key enabling technology of the 21st century. the course is based on the strong record of optical technologies in all research divisions of the department of Physics, the Institute of Photonics (a commercially-oriented research unit at the interface between academia and industry) and the department of electronic & electrical engineering. students can choose taught elements relevant to their career interests from a wide range of topics in photonics, nanosciences, optics at the physics-life sciences interface, information technology and quantum optics. the knowledge gained in the taught components is then put to use in a cutting-edge research project. the course is aimed at graduates with a science or engineering background who want to undertake a vocational degree including hands-on experimental research experience on modern instrumentation or the theoretical/computational equivalent. It is also suitable for those in industry who want to underpin their future career by further academic studies in relevant subjects. course structure two semesters of taught classes are followed by a three-month research project. compulsory components in semester 1 are transferable skills training (research skills, research ethics, Managing technological Innovation) and in semester 2 a Literature survey preparing for the project. In addition, students can choose from a portfolio of classes which include:

current topics in advanced nanoscience will then be covered through classes such as:
Imaging and Microscopy solid state Nanoscience chemical and Biomedical Nanoscience

Following the taught component, students will undertake a researchintensive project in a relevant nanoscience topic. course duration 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time entry requirements Msc: First- or second-class Honours degree in physics, chemistry or a related subject. Pgdip: Honours degree in physical science or a related subject. other qualifications may be considered for both the Msc and Pgdip, including industrial experience. candidates may be invited for interview. scholarships Financial support may be available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the department for details.

Photonics and ultrafast Physics Nanoscience and Imaging Material sciences optical design optical communication Networks Quantum optics

course duration 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time entry requirements Msc: First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in physics or a closely related subject. Pgdip: Honours degree in physical science or a related subject. other qualifications may be considered and the applicant is advised to contact the department. scholarships Financial support may be available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the department for details.

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Quantum information and coherence


Msc/Pgdip Quantum phenomena are crucial for understanding the behaviour of matter and are critical to the operation of many modern technologies. controlling quantum effects will become even more important for 21st century technology. this course will provide a thorough foundation in quantum information processing, coherent quantum phenomena, and their implementation. the study of quantum information and coherence is a major theme in the department with approximately 15 experimentalists and theorists working in the field. the course will provide an in-depth understanding of quantum information and coherence and their implications for future technology. It will provide a valuable grounding for further postgraduate study and will also enhance the analytical, numerical and practical skills that are highly desired by industry. course structure the course comprises taught classes, coursework and an extended supervised project. the taught classes will cover material related to:
Quantum Information and Quantum computation experimental Quantum control and coherence advanced Quantum Physics and open Quantum systems

Institute of Photonics
www.strath.ac.uk/photonics If world-leading applied research in photonics is what you want to do, then the Institute of Photonics is the place to undertake your research. the Institute is a commercially-oriented research unit established in 1996 and is now one of the top five research income earners in the university. our key objective is to bridge the gap between academic research and industrial application and development in the area of photonics through excellence in commercially-relevant research and its exploitation. We seek to establish ongoing relationships with companies, providing research capabilities which both complement and supplement their internal research activities. our research interests span a broad range of photonics. current themes are: advanced solid-state lasers specialises in the science, technology and engineering of all-solid-state light sources and systems for practical applications including mid-Ir lasers, laser control techniques and headline research on diamond lasers. iii-v semiconductor optoelectronic devices focuses on optically pumped semiconductor lasers, gallium nitride micro-pixellated Leds and integrated optical microsystems. hybrid and flexible Photonics specialises in polymer and nanocomposite lasers, novel colour conversion techniques for lighting and energy applications. Intelligent lighting is an important aspect of this theme combining Led sources with sophisticated electronic control, and a broad interpretation of solid-state lighting in instrumentation, communications, displays and building infrastructure. advanced Microfabrication ranges from plasma etching of diamond and inorganic oxides to inkjet printing and photo-patterning of polymers. optogenetics this is an exciting new field that uses light to control the behaviour of neural systems and is one of the current hot topics in science. the IoPs microLed devices will enable the next-generation of optogenetic devices that will allow spatio-temporal control over neurons at a level never achieved before. these will be state-of-the-art devices that will enable both fundamental neuroscience research and investigations into the underlying mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinsons. applications concentrates on the applications of ultra-fast lasers and other light sources for biomedical sensing, imaging and diagnostics. research degrees as a result of the multidisciplinary nature of photonics, many of our students are jointly supervised with academic colleagues from other departments in strathclyde, such as Physics, chemistry or Biomedical engineering. the Institute provides a friendly and supportive environment for a large number of postgraduate students. We do not teach undergraduates, so our efforts are entirely focused on generating high-quality research and researchers. Postgraduate student training and development is recognised as a core part of this activity. contact Lynda McLaughlin t: +44 (0)141 548 4120 e: l.d.mclaughlin@strath.ac.uk

course duration 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time entry requirements Msc: First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in physics or a closely related subject. Pgdip: Honours degree in physical science or a related subject. other qualifications may be considered and the applicant is advised to contact the department. scholarships Financial support may be available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the department for details.

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Photonics and device Microfabrication


Msc/Pgdip the course covers the fundamental principles and technologies used to design, fabricate and analyse micro/nanoscale photonic and optoelectronic devices, coupled with technology management. the course is suitable for graduates wishing to take up further training, and for industrial staff seeking continuing professional development. course structure the course comprises both taught modules and a practical research project. teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, facilitated workshops and practical instruction on state-of-the-art device fabrication facilities. students select three baseline modules from a range offered by the department of Physics and three specialist modules, given by Institute of Photonics staff, specifically oriented towards state-of-the-art photonic device microfabrication technologies. the course is completed by a practical project using dedicated equipment located at the microfabrication facility operated by the Institute of Photonics. course duration 12 months full-time entry requirements a first or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in physical science or electrical/electronic engineering. other qualifications may be considered for the Msc, including industrial experience. candidates may be invited for interview. scholarships Financial support might be available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Institute for details (see previous page).

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences


www.strath.ac.uk/sipbs research deGrees MPhil, Phd, dPharm Mres Biomedical sciences drug delivery systems drug discovery Neuroscience engd Medical devices (in collaboration with the Faculty of engineering see page 20) contact for research degrees allison reid sIPBs graduate school t: +44 (0)141 548 2135 e: sipbs-postgrad@strath.ac.uk tauGht courses Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert Biomedical sciences Biotechnology Msc/Pgdip analysis of Medicines (part-time distance learning) clinical Pharmacy Pharmaceutical analysis Pharmaceutical Quality & good Manufacturing Practice (part-time) contact for taught courses catriona Howatson sIPBs graduate school t: +44 (0)141 548 2135 e: sipbs-pgi@strath.ac.uk the strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical sciences is a leading research centre focused on the discovery, development and delivery of better medicines. our research involves the use of pharmacological and genetic approaches to inform on fundamental biological processes. We integrate biological, medicinal chemistry, formulation/delivery and pharmacy practice for medicine discovery as well as application programmes focused on defined diseases where we have existing strengths. the Institute was judged to be among the uKs top schools of Pharmacy in the most recent research assessment exercise. Fifty-five per cent of research conducted by staff in the Institute was rated as either world leading or internationally excellent and, in terms of both quality and volume, strathclyde is the top institution in scotland and the second top in the uK for Pharmacy research. the Institutes annual research income is around 6 million. extensive collaborations exist with other strathclyde departments and with external organisations. there also are strong industrial links with several major uK and international companies. research funding is from the Mrc, Wellcome trust, BBsrc, ePsrc, cruK, action research, european commission, Leverhulme trust, tenovus-scotland, scottish enterprise, chief scientists

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office, the synergy fund and industry. the Institute also holds a Biotechnology & Biological sciences research council doctoral training grant, acknowledging the international quality of our comprehensive four-year Phd studentship training programme which runs alongside our three-year Phd programmes. our wide range of world-class facilities was recently enhanced with the opening of a state-of-the-art building in the centre of glasgow. the Institute houses the following:
PsyrINg (Psychiatric research Institute of Neuroscience in glasgow), a

cell Biology the following fundamental cellular processes are being investigated:

cell physiology signalling changes in gene expression responses to stress cell death biomarkers for disease processes translational biology

the following technologies and expertise are available within the group:
cell culture, including a wide range of cell-based assays and techniques molecular biology, including Q-rt-Pcr, sirNa techniques, cloning,

multimillion pound collaboration between the universities of strathclyde and glasgow and NHs greater glasgow and clyde for schizophrenia research funded by Mitsubishi Pharma co, the translational Medicines research Institute and major pharmaceutical companies. the cancer research uK Formulation unit which collaborates with a large number of research groups to develop putative anti-cancer drugs for Phase I and II clinical trials. the centre for Biophotonics which provides state-of-the-art confocal, multiphoton laser scanning and epifluorescence microscopes along with the latest image analysis software. Multiphoton instruments in the centre are being applied to a wide range of biological projects, many aimed at addressing fundamental questions of cell function that are important in the search for understanding disease processes and developing new drug treatments. current applications of these techniques range from functional studies of immune cells in isolation and in situ, application of these studies to diseases such as asthma, atherosclerosis and arthritis. research research is undertaken in the following six major research groups:

expression systems, protein purification


enzyme assays, signalling assays biophotonics electrophysiology including expression systems, isolated cells,

primary and organotypic neuronal culture and acute brain slices


ca2+ imaging from isolated and intact smooth muscle, primary and

organotypic neuronal culture the group is also leading on the development of a new virtual centre for cancer research which brings together staff from across the university including cell biologists, drug discovery, drug formulation, chemists and physicists (www.strath.ac.uk/ricas). infection, immunity and Microbiology (iiM) this group strives to understand the physiology and molecular pathogenesis of infective agents in order to develop and characterise appropriate vaccines, novel adjuvants and biopharmaceuticals. another key area is in the immuno-pathogenesis and immunomodulation for example of allergic, autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases. the group houses the strathclyde Fermentation centre and has strong links with the centre for Biophotonics. Pathogens/model organisms under study within the group are acanthomoeba, acanthocheilonema, aspergillus, corynebacterium, escherichia, Leishmania, Myobacterium, Pichia, Pseudomonas, salmonella, shigella, streptomyces, toxoplasma, trichomonas, Vibrio. Medicines use and health research to improve the quality of healthcare is delivered in collaboration with clinicians from the NHs in scotland who have joint/ Honorary academic appointments. sources of research grants include the scottish government Health department, Macmillan cancer support and the chief scientists office. research focuses on person-centred, safe and effective use of medicines and public health improvement under the following areas:
assessment of new health technologies design and evaluation of dosage regimens and delivery pharmacoepidemiology

cardiovascular diseases cell Biology Infection, Immunity and Microbiology Medicines use and Health Neuroscience Pharmaceutical sciences

cardiovascular research the twin research fields of vascular biology and myocardial cell function are explored through in vivo models of disease, integrative studies at the organ level, and functional evaluation of cardiovascular cell behaviour. Members of the group have particular expertise in regulation of subcellular calcium concentrations, structural remodelling, drug-receptor interactions and integrative pharmacology. research is leading to the identification of novel drug targets and the evaluation of candidate therapeutic interventions. the group is actively involved in the centre of excellence in Integrative Mammalian Biology (www.imb-glasgow.org/index.php) which is a partnership between biomedical scientists at the universities of strathclyde and glasgow.

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creation and assessment of new models of pharmaceutical care evaluation of medicines information resources and knowledge pharmaceutical interventions to improve health and medicines safety educational research to support professional development

neuroscience the Neuroscience group focuses on understanding fundamental neurobiological mechanisms in health and disease and the identification of new treatments. emphasis is placed on schizophrenia, Parkinsons disease, stroke, cognitive and hearing disorders. research activities span multiple levels from genetics, molecules, cells, circuits and neural systems through to pharmacology, behaviour and cognition, and incorporate a wide array of techniques from genomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics to brain imaging, biophotonics, electrophysiology, stem cell manipulation, behaviour, and the development of a range of in vivo models including transgenic mice. several projects are integrated with human research in terms of drug discovery, diagnostics and genetic vulnerability. the cross-faculty centre for Neuroscience (www.strath.ac.uk/census) provides a coherent framework to enable cross-disciplinary engagement and facilitate excellence in Neuroscience research and knowledge exchange. the group has a number of active research grants from the Wellcome trust, Mrc and translational Medicine research Instititute and hosts a number of funded postgraduate research students through the doctoral training centre in Medical devices, suLsa and the ePsrc. the group is actively involved in the centre of excellence in Integrative Mammalian Biology (www.imb-glasgow.org/index.php) which is a partnership between biomedical scientists at the universities of strathclyde and glasgow. Pharmaceutical sciences research focuses around three key areas: drug discovery active programmes seek to identify new drug molecules for a number of conditions including cancer and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis. the approach uses well established drug screening programs from natural sources and compound libraries to their best advantage, coupled to in silico techniques, lead target optimisation and synthesischaracterisation. drug development an understanding of the critical product attributes that impact on in vivo performance is key to the production of safe and effective medicines. thus, a key driver for our research is the development of new basic science and technology underpinning the development of new pharmaceutical products. research includes the structure and properties of drugs and excipients, biopharmaceutical characterisation, pharmaceutical processing and technology and formulation and analysis. drug delivery the development of novel drug delivery systems can offer safer, more convenient or more effective medical treatments. dermal, ocular, oral and cNs drug delivery programmes are supported by expertise in biopharmaceuticals and solid-dose formulation. In vivo studies involve nanomedicines to overcome poor oral bioavailability; gene delivery to treat various cancers; and gamma scintigraphy imaging to monitor dose transit.

the group is actively commercialising its research and building on links with the NHs in particular as it works to establish a centre for Medicines Innovation to deliver improved medicines particularly for vulnerable patient groups. the group also has active links with industry including Pfizer, allergan, schering Plough, Johnston Matthey, gsK and astraZeneca. Major current grant funding includes a small Molecule cancer drug discovery Programme grant from cancer research uK, an ePsrc science and Innovation award in Physical organic chemistry and further significant funding by cancer research uK in the Formulation unit. research degrees applications are welcome from students interested in undertaking a research degree (Phd, MPhil) at the Institute. detailed research interests of staff and potential Phd projects are available on the Institute web pages (www.strath.ac.uk/sipbs). students may request a specific project from those available or request a project within a specific area of interest. there is a strong emphasis on generic skills training within the Phd programme and this is administered through the Institutes graduate school. an induction session provides information, guidance and regulations required for the successful completion of a Phd. Formal training for first-year Phd students includes courses in biostatistics, health and safety, paper critique, computing and communication skills, and additional topics in the Life sciences. students are typically assigned to their primary supervisors research group for specific training appropriate to their individual research project. each student meets with their supervisor on a regular basis and presents results to their research group in each year of study. regular seminar programmes featuring external and internal speakers widen the learning experience of each student.

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doctor of Pharmacy
dPharm the professional doctorate of Pharmacy aims to attract pharmacists to a qualification that is directly linked to their professional role and responds to a need for more pharmacists to engage in research linked to their professional and practice role in areas in which a Phd may not be the most appropriate qualification. the dPharm would fit with all areas of the practice of pharmacy including hospital clinical pharmacy, technical services and community pharmacy practice. course structure the course comprises two elements: 180 taught credits and a two-year full-time equivalent research programme. the taught part of the course is split into three 60-credit classes: clinical skills, research skills and literature review. this part of the course aims to develop the skills that will be required as a pharmacy professional and form the basis on which the research element of the degree will be built. the latter part of the course is research-based, generally in the students area of practice. the areas of practice are not limited to clinical practice. course duration 36 months full-time; 48 months part-time. entry requirements Normally a first- or second-class Honours degree in Pharmacy from a uK university, or equivalent qualification. In the case of recent Pharmacy graduates, this will be the degree of MPharm with merit or distinction. applications will also be considered from candidates holding other qualifications. candidates are normally required to be registered with the general Pharmaceutical council as a pharmacist in the uK; or with the relevant professional body in the eu (including eea countries); or may be registered as a pharmacist in a country outside the eu. For students with appropriate qualifications and experience, credit for prior learning may be awarded. applicants who think that they may be suitable for this should contact the Institute.

Biomedical sciences
Mres this course provides intensive laboratory-based training in research methods, supported by in-depth understanding, in the Biomedical sciences. the aim is to prepare graduates to make contributions, as individuals and members of a team, to research-oriented activities in the biomedical industries and related service sectors, or academia. the course is also suitable for those who wish to upgrade a first degree, change field, or gain valuable laboratory experience before employment or a Phd. curriculum the Mres degree is mainly focused on research and students will spend around two-thirds of their time undertaking a laboratory-based research project, supervised by an academic member of staff. the remaining time comprises lectures, workshops and practical classes in the following areas:
transferable skills training in data mining, interpretation and

presentation; experimental planning; personal effectiveness, commercialisation and entrepreneurship advanced-level techniques, learning practical skills appropriate to the specialisation chosen advanced-level topics, gaining an in-depth understanding appropriate to the specialisation chosen to support their chosen research project, students choose advancedlevel taught courses in a named specialisation, from the following areas:

Biochemistry Immunology In vivo sciences Microbiology Molecular Biology Neuroscience Parasitology Pharmacology toxicology

alternatively, students can opt to take the general degree of Mres in Biomedical sciences, wherein they choose different named specialisations (eg advanced microbial techniques, with advanced topics in biochemistry, and an immunology-based research project). course duration one year full-time; two years part-time entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a biological/ pharmaceutical-related subject.

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drug delivery systems/drug delivery systems with international Placement


Mres this course is designed to provide students with intensive laboratorybased training in research methods, supported by in-depth understanding in drug delivery systems. the aim is to prepare graduates to make contributions, as individuals and members of a team, to research-oriented activities in the biomedical industries and related service sectors, or academia. the course is also suitable for those who wish to upgrade a first degree, change field, or gain valuable laboratory experience before employment or a Phd. the course is also available with an international placement when students spend three to six months completing a research project at the International Medical university, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. curriculum the Mres degree is mainly focused on research and students will spend around two-thirds of their time undertaking a laboratory-based research project, supervised by an academic member of staff. the remaining time comprises lectures, workshops and practical classes in the following areas:
transferable skills training in data mining, interpretation and

drug discovery
Mres this specialised course combines fundamental principles of drug design with aspects of drug screening and the application of these approaches to key disease areas. curriculum the majority of the course involves a six to eight-month research project carried out in a research laboratory on a topic related to drug discovery. research topics on offer will reflect the breadth of research being carried out by academic staff in the Institute. the project will provide training in research methods and approaches, and will provide the opportunity for students to contribute to research teams. to support their project, students will also take several taught classes. these will cover a range of research skills, including academic writing, statistics, project management, and ethics. Key techniques are developed through a laboratory class in chemical or biomedical methods, and either bioassays or bioanalytical methods including structural elucidation. students also take a class that covers plants and natural products, molecular modelling, and drug development and discovery in industry, and will be able to take an optional class in one of the following:

presentation; experimental planning; personal effectiveness, commercialisation and entrepreneurship advanced-level techniques, learning practical skills in formulation, testing and analysis advanced-level topics, gaining an in-depth understanding appropriate to the specialisation chosen to support their chosen research project, students select advanced-level taught courses in a named specialisation from the following areas:
drug delivery systems Pharmaceutical Materials and Formulation

drug delivery Molecular Biology Pharmacology Pharmaceutical Materials and Formulation toxicology

course duration Mres: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree in a biological or chemical discipline. evidence of laboratory-based research experience and aptitude is also required.

Previous research projects have included:


nanoparticulate formulations of insulin and their analysis melanin-biopolymer interactions: influence of pH and electrolytes nasal formulations of poorly soluble compounds oral delivery of cyclosporine-a using mesoporous silica nanoparticles

course duration one year full-time; two years part-time entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a biological/ pharmaceutical-related subject.

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analysis of Medicines
Msc/Pgdip (part-time distance learning) this web-based modular course has been developed in response to increased demand for continuing professional development by industry professionals unable to undertake a full-time course. It is fully webbased, hosted on a virtual learning environment using interactive animations, quizzes and exercises to reinforce learning points contained in the notes. students also receive hard copies of all notes and exercises, tutor support and in-house laboratory-based practical training. Practical training components may be undertaken in laboratories outwith the university if suitable facilities are available. compulsory classes Validation of analytical Methods, gLP and Basic calculations Physiochemical Properties of drug Molecules chemical analysis Quantitative and Qualitative spectrophotometry separation techniques Hyphenated techniques structure elucidation of drug Molecules Management, Quality regulation and Licensing Practical skills electives (choose three) advanced separation techniques Qc of Biotechnology Products statistical analysis of data Bioanalysis Phytochemical analysis the Msc requires a three-month project (may be taken over a longer period if part-time), which can be undertaken at strathclyde, within your company if you are a practicing analyst or at another approved educational institution. You submit a dissertation and take an oral examination on the project. You may start the diploma anytime but will finish in the third april after the commencement of the course (if starting in april it will take exactly two years). the Msc will be completed in the fourth april after the commencement of the course. course duration Pgdip: two years part-time including three weeks practical training (training exemption available for practicing analysts) Msc: three years (Pgdip component plus a research project) entry requirements Msc: First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate science. Pgdip: appropriate science degree or equivalent qualification.

Biomedical sciences
Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert this course provides masters-level knowledge and practical skills in the full range of biomedical sciences that will allow graduates to enter scientific jobs in industry, hospitals and universities. the course is flexible and allows students to choose from a wide range of specialist topics. curriculum semester 1 generic skills (academic writing, statistics, project management, ethics for the biosciences) Introductory Laboratory skills (molecular biology, separation techniques, cell biology assays) semester 2 a class in commercialisation and entrepreneurship plus two classes in advanced topics and two classes in advanced techniques and methods that include the following options:

Biochemistry Immunology In vivo sciences Microbiology Molecular Biology Neuroscience Parasitology Pharmacology toxicology

course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time Pgcert: 9 months full-time; 12 months part-time entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree in a biological or chemical discipline.

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Biotechnology
Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert the course combines fundamental principles of fermentation technologies with molecular approaches for making biotechnological products. students may choose options in pharmaceutical, industrial, medical or molecular biotechnology. curriculum semester 1 generic skills (academic writing, statistics, project management, ethics for the biosciences) Introductory Biotechnology techniques (molecular biology, separation techniques, assays, microbial growth) Microbial Physiology Protein structure and Function semseter 2

clinical Pharmacy
Msc/Pgdip this course enables pharmacists to apply knowledge of drug action in patient care and to develop the skills required to promote effective use of medicines in hospitals and in primary care. You will study the scientific and clinical factors that influence treatment with medicines and the delivery of pharmaceutical care. advanced training in the practice of clinical pharmacy enables you to judge new treatments critically and to extend clinical services. curriculum the course content includes the following:
communicating in clinical settings clinical information sources common laboratory tests and their relevance to monitoring patients

receiving drug therapy


principles and practice of therapeutics pharmaceutical care and management of disease states, focusing on

Fermentation technology Molecular Biotechnology applications in Biotechnology, including commercialisation and

entrepreneurship students also choose from options in:


Molecular Biotechnology Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Industrial Biotechnology

course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time Pgcert: 9 months full-time; 12 months part-time entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree in a biological or chemical discipline.

the contribution of the pharmacist oral communication and problem-solving pharmacological, pathological and physiological background for therapeutic strategies to manage disease states clinical, laboratory and organisational methods to monitor and assess drug therapy drug delivery and dosage selection experience of pharmaceutical care within a chosen specialty delivery of specialised clinical pharmacy services application of research methods to new developments research project

course duration Msc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time Pgdip: nine months full-time; 18 months part-time entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree in pharmacy, or equivalent. Preferably, at least one year of practical experience as a pharmacist.

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Pharmaceutical analysis
Msc/Pgdip this course provides specialised knowledge of the analytical techniques used to detect, identify and quantitatively determine drugs and related substances. Participants are introduced to techniques for evaluating analytical data and validating analytical methods, and to strategies for analytical research and development. the course has access to the full range of analytical spectroscopic (NMr, uV, atr-FtIr and Ms) and chromatographic (HPLc, gc and Lc/gc-Ms) instrumentation and students gain firsthand experience in a wide range of modern instrumentation and techniques. course structure compulsory Modules chemical and statistical analysis spectrophotometric and spectroscopic Methods chromatography Bioanalysis, Biotechnology and Quality Management chemical and spectroscopic Methods chromatographic and Bioanalytical Methods In addition Msc students undertake a laboratory-based research project either in house or at an external collaborative partner. diploma students who satisfy the appropriate criteria may transfer to the Msc course. a certificate may be awarded on completion of 60 credits. course duration Msc: 12 or 24 months full-time, depending on entry qualifications Pgdip: 12 months full-time entry requirements Msc: applicants with a first- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate science. Pgdip: appropriate science degree, or equivalent qualification. Funding for uK students for course tuition fees is available from the Postgraduate student allowance scheme (www.saas.gov.uk).

Pharmaceutical Quality & Good Manufacturing Practice


Msc/Pgdip (part-time only) this course enables suitably-qualified pharmaceutical industry personnel to acquire the necessary knowledge to submit themselves for nomination as an eu Qualified Person (QP), and also achieve the award of Postgraduate diploma in Pharmaceutical Quality & good Manufacturing Practice. the training, based on the european-approved study guide, is provided in a unique collaboration with david Begg associates who organise the course modules. For those studying in the usa the course is designed to enhance professional development as a Quality Leader in the us pharmaceutical industry. curriculum In the uK, the theoretical modules are usually held at a venue in York and the practical module at the university of strathclyde. In the QLP equivalent programme in the usa the theoretical modules are held in Boston, Mass, and us students have the option of coming to strathclyde for the practical module or undertaking equivalent approved study in local industry. note: registration with david Begg associates (www.dba-global.com) and payment of their fee for each module is essential in addition to registration with the university. each module consists of lectures, workshops, discussion groups and relevant visits. the cohesion of the student group develops rapidly as all participants generally work in some aspect of quality assurance in the pharmaceutical industry. the informal aspects of each module also become an important part of the knowledge-gathering process. Modules in uK and usa Pharmaceutical Law and administration Medicinal chemistry and therapeutics Pharmaceutical Formulation and Processing (1 & 2) Pharmaceutical Microbiology active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Mathematics and statistics analysis and testing Pharmaceutical Packaging Quality Management systems Practical (held at the university of strathclyde) Investigational Medicinal Products the role and Professional duties of a QP the diploma can be converted to the Msc by completion of a research project, normally undertaken at the students workplace. start date Variable course duration Msc: 27 months part-time; Pgdip: 21 months part-time entry requirements relevant first degree and, preferably, some experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

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STraThclyde BUSineSS School

Founded in 1947, Strathclyde Business School (SBS) is an enterprising, pioneering institution of global standing. We engage business minds, and pursue impact on the stakeholders we serve. Our Universitys mission for more than 200 years has been to be the place of useful learning an ethos which still drives the Business School and distinguishes us from our competitors.
SBS is one of an elite group of business schools in the world (from a total of 55 in 2012) to have achieved triple accreditation status from the international accrediting bodies AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB an indicator of the quality of our international scope and standing in research, teaching and contribution to the wider business community. With around 150 academic staff and a wider network of practising associates, and some 3,000 full-time students (undergraduate and postgraduate), our 11 subject departments and specialist units collaborate to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. We operate a substantial international operation with nine well-established international centres in Europe, the Gulf and SE Asia and we have strong links with key professional bodies and other leading universities across the world. We consistently demonstrate excellence in the quality of our teaching, research and knowledge exchange, and our drive and motivation to continue to improve is boundless.

www.strath.ac.uk/business

Strathclyde Business School

Strathclyde Business School was top of my list to apply for a Masters. Its been great to be a part of a school with such a broad range of subjects and teaching facilities and Ive had the opportunity to meet and discuss ideas with students from all over the world. The course has provided the skills and confidence I need to start my career.
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Strathclyde Business School


strathclyde Business school is:

triple accredited pioneering top ranked in the most recent research assessment exercise international

triple accredited a small percentage of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation status and strathclyde Business school is one of them. three leading international organisations review and monitor the quality of business schools worldwide. eQuis the european Quality Improvement system aacsB the association to advance collegiate schools of Business aMBa the association of MBas Pioneering strathclyde Business school is known for its innovation in business and management education, pioneering the study of Marketing; introducing new methods of study for the strathclyde MBa in the uK and taking it into many new countries. Knowledge exchange Knowledge exchange in the business and management field takes place through applied projects, consultancy and action research. sBs develops theory-led, policy-relevant research through collaboration and dialogue with a variety of organisations, government and trade unions. We lead the Business engagement theme within the universitys new technology Innovation centre and the Business school hosts the successful centre for corporate connections. international Based in glasgow, sBs also has substantial international outreach with nine well-established international centres in the gulf, se asia and continental europe, delivering Masters degrees on a part-time basis to local markets. In addition, the school has numerous international partnerships in europe, the us, australia, singapore and china. research the Business school supports a vibrant, innovative and supportive research culture. our specialist programme for research students provides opportunities to share ideas with researchers in other disciplines, to develop expertise in new areas of research methodology, and to collaborate with researchers in international institutions. there are seven research groups in sBs: accounting and finance research themes include the areas of core accounting, market-based accounting, corporate financial decisions, investments, fund performance, corporate governance and several other areas within empirical finance.

economics research themes include the areas of applied econometrics; microeconomics and industrial organisation; environmental economics and sustainable development; applied macroeconomics; and international and regional economics. Well-known for its forecasting on the scottish and uK economic outlook, the Fraser of allander Institute research centre is part of a strong economics department at strathclyde. employment studies research is grouped into three areas: knowledge, skills and labour power in the contemporary economy; regulation and restructuring of employment relations; work, health and well-being. the scottish centre for employment research provides a focus for applied, policy-relevant projects funded by a variety of governmental and non-governmental bodies. entrepreneurship research activity is focused on three key areas start-up processes, growth and exits; resources for entrepreneurship, particularly access to financial and human resources; and entrepreneurial contexts. the centre is involved in a number of well-funded collaborative research projects including the annual global entrepreneurship Monitor report and the new uK-wide research centre into charitable giving and philanthropy. Management research focuses on the practices and processes of management in global contexts. Key areas include strategic management, learning, innovation and change and organisation and society. specialist fields of inquiry include international business, and hospitality and tourism management. Management science From simulating patient treatment in hospitals to assessing the capacity of the anchorages on the Forth road Bridge, the integration of applied and theoretical research in Management science is varied and vibrant. research activity is grouped into four areas problem structuring and mixed methods, strategy modelling and management, operations management, risk and reliability. Marketing research is underpinned with strong practical and policy orientations. Key themes include product innovation, brand management, business relationships and networks, connected customers and communities and contemporary consumer culture. We also have research expertise in international marketing, services marketing and entrepreneurial marketing. research funding the university offers a variety of fully-funded studentships Faculty studentships; Project studentships; and university studentships. all studentships are competitive and tenable for three years full-time study. they cover fees at Home/eu or non-eu international rates, plus an annual stipend of approximately 13,800. candidates should hold a First class Honours undergraduate degree or a Masters degree with distinction in a relevant business and management or related social science discipline. Information on studentship opportunities is available at www.strath.ac.uk/business/research/studentships

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research deGrees Mres, MPhil, Phd, dBa www.strath.ac.uk/business/research/postgraduateresearch/ tauGht courses Msc/Pgdip Master of Business administration (MBa) Hospitality and tourism Leadership strathclyde sKIL Masters in Management (MiM) contact for taught courses sBs student recruitment and Marketing unit t: +44 (0)141 553 6118/9 e: sbs.admissions@strath.ac.uk strathclyde Business school is able to offer an impressive portfolio of general and specialised business degrees, due to its wide range of subject departments. the following programmes attract teaching and academic input from the wider faculty, and from other partner institutions. For this reason, they do not reside in a specific academic department. research degrees training & support research degrees of Mres, MPhil, Phd and dBa are offered in all academic departments although most of our research student population are doctoral students. the research Methodology programme, run by the Business school as a whole, provides students with a grounding in research methodologies in management disciplines. the Business school also plays a leading role in both the accounting and Finance and Business and Management doctoral training pathways which are part of the scottish doctoral training centre and the scottish graduate school of social science. this consortium was awarded funding by the economic and social research council to provide enhanced training opportunities for doctoral students in the social sciences.

research Methodology in Business & Management


Mres/Pgdip/Pgcert the course provides research training that corresponds with research education guidelines set by the economic and social research council and the engineering and Physical sciences research council. It can be taken as a stand-alone qualification or as a foundation course for a Phd in business and management. curriculum core & elective classes research Philosophy research Methods Interdisciplinary collaborative research Introduction to advanced Quantitative Methods: survey design & analysis advanced Quantitative Methods advanced Qualitative Methods research colloquium Writing and Presenting research options include advanced research methods classes, skills/ development classes and a wide choice of classes from across the Business school. Masters dissertation Masters degree students submit a dissertation of around 20,000 words. Programme duration Mres: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time Pgcert: 4 months full-time the course is offered on a full-time or part-time basis. Modules run for two to five consecutive days once a month from october to May. students studying part-time will be able to complete their course of study over two academic years. entry requirements Masters degree or a first- or upper second-class Honours degree (or equivalent) in Business and Management. contact Professor dora scholarios t: +44 (0)141 548 3135 e: d.scholarios@strath.ac.uk

doctor of Business administration (dBa)


the dBa degree is offered in all departments of the Business school. It combines advanced instructional elements with original research at doctoral level. With a focus on researching in a practical context, it will appeal to experienced managers and research projects will be defined by their interest in the real-time dynamic processes and practices of organisation and management. Instructional elements include classes in: research Methods, research Philosphy and specialist topics relevant to your research. research elements comprise: literature review; pilot study; comprehensive, supervised research leading to a thesis of 50,000-60,000 words. entry requirements Masters or Honours degree, or equivalent qualification. Business and management experience appropriate to the research being undertaken.

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Master of Business administration


MBa the strathclyde MBa programme is an internationally-recognised management qualification which provides a broad understanding of business and management issues and develops management skills and techniques as well as promoting self-awareness as a manager and leader. It will prepare you for higher level, policy-forming positions, opening up new career opportunities and allowing a smooth progression from a technical specialism to general management. the strathclyde MBa is unique in its flexibility, with a variety of study options full time or part time (in glasgow or at the Business schools international centres) and via flexible learning (off-campus study combined with intranet tutor support and attendance at intensive seminars in glasgow). We also offer an MBa with a specialism in Leadership studies, in association with the Leadership trust Foundation, offered via our flexible learning route. For those candidates without formal qualifications, but with substantial business experience, the programme offers a progressive qualification structure beginning with a diploma in Business and building to the MBa. entry requirements MBa a first degree is essential and applicants must be at least 24 years old, have a minimum of three years postgraduate managerial/professional experience and be able to demonstrate career progression. For applicants whose first language is not english, an IeLts minimum overall band score of 6.5 (with no individual test score below 5.5) or toeFL iBt minimum total score 90-95 (minimum scores of 21 in Listening and Writing, 22 in reading and 23 in speaking) is required. strong verbal reasoning and numerical abilities are critical for the MBa and we may ask for a gMat result (min 600). candidates may also be interviewed. diploma diploma entry may be offered to applicants who hold non-degree/ professional qualifications plus at least five years varied management/ professional experience or have no formal qualifications but extensive and varied managerial/professional experience of 10 years or more and should be able to demonstrate career progression. study themes classes include: Finance and Financial Management, Marketing Management; operations Management; analytical support for decisionmaking; Managing People in organisations; exploring the International Business environment; strategy analysis and evaluation; Making strategy. You also choose two elective classes (from a list of around 25) and complete a project, examining a managerial, organisational or environmental issue in depth. Programme duration full-time: one year Part-time (evenings/Glasgow): three years Part-time (international centres): two years, on average flexible learning: three years on average

hospitality and tourism leadership


executive Masters Leaders of vision with a skill set for the 21st century are needed to anticipate and shape the opportunities for growing success within the hospitality and tourism sectors. strathclyde Business school is the lead academic partner in this exciting industry-led programme which addresses the continuing need for high-calibre, highly skilled professionals within the global hospitality and tourism industry. Initial modules in Year 1 are delivered at the Business schools campus in glasgow city centre, with subsequent study in Year 2 at cornell university, New York, ecole Htelire de Lausanne in switzerland, returning to glasgow for final modules. entry requirements candidates should already be senior-level managers within the hospitality and tourism industry, or demonstrate a similar level in a service industry environment. Normally, candidates should hold an undergraduate degree from a uK university, or equivalent; candidates without formal qualifications, but with substantial senior management experience, will also be considered. For applicants whose first language is not english, an IeLts minimum overall band score of 6.5 (with no individual test score below 5.5) or toeFL iBt minimum total score 90-95 (minimum scores of 21 in Listening and Writing, 22 in reading and 23 in speaking) is required. aims of the Programme the programme will provide an in-depth understanding of strategic business and management issues which impact on the global hospitality and tourism sector; develop new leadership skills and techniques; raise self-awareness as a manager and leader and increase confidence in all areas of business. It will also provide an international networking experience for candidates to work with like-minded senior executives and managers from both the corporate and small business sectors. study themes Modules include: assessing the future and its impact on the hospitality and tourism industry; strategic thinking for corporate venturing; learning and the management of talent; international marketing and brand development; leadership skills development; value creation and innovation; strategic revenue management; planning for profits. the final element of the programme involves a real-life business analysis exercise, followed by the Leadership project. this project can be undertaken as an individual piece of work, or as a group exercise. Programme duration two years part-time via three-day taught modules, with six days in cornell and six days in eHL. contact sBs student recruitment and Marketing unit t: +44 (0)141 553 6118/9 e: sbs.admissions@strath.ac.uk

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strathclyde sKil Masters in Management


MiM the strathclyde sKIL MiM provides high-calibre recent graduates with a solid foundation in understanding what business is about while developing the skills and awareness needed to be a successful manager. the programme is targeted at candidates with non-business related undergraduate degrees, and also those with a background in business studies. this two-year programme has a first foundation year in India. In Year 2, students spend a semester taking specialist elective classes in glasgow, followed by a company-based project in India. entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree from a uK university, or equivalent. strong verbal reasoning and numerical abilities will be assessed through tests such as the graduate Management admissions test (gMat) or the common admission test (cat). due to the three months intensive study in the uK, course participants may be asked to achieve a minimum of 6.5 across the board in IeLts or 95 (IBt) in toeFL. aims of the Programme an intensive and academically challenging programme, the MiM is designed to prepare you for your first involvement in management; allow a smooth progression from a specialism encompassing the processes of general management; provide the conceptual and analytical tools necessary to tackle business problems and issues with greater confidence; and get involved in real business issues through research and in-company projects. study themes subjects covered include: Professional Management Practice; Business operations; Marketing Management; Managing People in organisations; Finance and Financial Management; Managerial accounting; analytical support for decision-making. You will also cover Business economics and Business strategy, and will be expected to complete a desk-based company project in year 1, plus a range of elective classes (in glasgow) and a major companybased project in year 2 (in India). Programme duration two years: Year 1 India; Year 2 glasgow and India contact strathclyde sKIL Business school 15 Knowldege Park III greater Noida gautam Budh Nagar - 201301 - uP India t: 0091-120-2323881 e: admissions@strath.ac.in

Department of Accounting & Finance


www.strath.ac.uk/accfin research deGrees MPhil in accounting or Finance dBa in Finance Phd in accounting or Finance contact for research degrees accounting: dr Julia smith t: +44 (0)141 548 4958 e: julia.smith@strath.ac.uk Finance: Professor Jonathan Fletcher t: +44 (0)141 548 3892 e: j.fletcher@strath.ac.uk tauGht courses Msc/Pgdip Finance International accounting & Finance International Banking & Finance Investment & Finance european Financial Management* *approval pending contact for taught courses Barbara Baillie t: +44 (0)141 548 3709 e: barbara.baillie@strath.ac.uk the department has been ranked Number 1 in the uK for accounting and Finance by the sunday times university guide for 2011. We have also been ranked Number 4 in the uK and Number 1 in scotland in the compete university guide subject League table for 2011. It is one of the uKs major centres of research in finance. the quality of our research is internationally recognised and benchmarked against peer departments in leading uK universities. We cover all major areas of accounting and finance, with particular expertise in corporate finance, treasury management, derivative markets, bond markets, portfolio performance, volatility in financial markets, international banking, critical accounting, management accounting, social, environmental and public sector accounting, and issues relating to privatisation and regulation of utilities, development finance and small business finance and accounting. the department has an international profile: current staff and students come from countries as far afield as greece, tanzania, India and Bolivia. our seminar and academic visitors programmes attract guest academics from universities all over the world.

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accounting & finance taught courses

research areas accounting activities of the accounting Profession: structure, education, knowledge and expertise, power relationships in standard setting, pedagogical insights, auditing accounting for environment, risk and regulation: public and private sector risk management, corporate governance in banking, social accounting and reporting, cleaner technology comparative International Perspectives on Financial reporting: comparative external reporting, voluntary disclosure in emerging capital markets, setting accounting standards in developing countries finance

our Msc programmes are accredited by the chartered Institute of Management accountants (cIMa). exemptions will be awarded from cIMas professional examinations, according to the route taken through the Msc. all four of our Msc courses count as credits towards the chartered Banker qualification offered by the chartered Institute of Bankers in scotland. all the programmes are available for study on a full-time basis in glasgow. Which Programme should i choose? While there are similarities in the content of the programmes, each has a specific focus. the programme descriptions give an overview of what you can expect during your studies. Further information can be found on our website and by discussing your choice with our departmental contacts. common foundation classes and Programme structure common foundation classes ensure that your first semester of study is truly flexible. If you want to change to another specialism during the second semester, you will be permitted to do so. the curriculum structure of all of our programmes comprises the following stages: foundation classes these common first-semester sessions introduce the basic concepts and analysis in financial theory and decision-taking, the institutional structure of financial markets and the banking sector, as well as the knowledge of accounting, statistics and computing necessary to work in finance. subjects covered include Principles of Finance, accounting and Financial analysis, Quantitative Methods for Finance and International Financial Markets and Banking. core classes these classes are specific to your chosen programme of study, and are outlined in the descriptions on the following pages. elective classes this is where you begin to tailor your studies, by selecting from a range of elective subjects. Please note that the range of elective classes may change from year to year. all electives are refreshed regularly to ensure that they reflect the latest business thinking in your area of interest. dissertation or three research projects (Msc only) supported by an appropriate faculty member, you will either work on a series of distinct research projects or a substantive dissertation. topics can be chosen from the broad range of issues covered on the programme, giving you the opportunity to further specialise and develop your particular areas of interest. You will be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. this work may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer. note: the Msc and Postgraduate diploma route of each programme will follow the same taught curriculum. diploma students who achieve an appropriate standard may transfer to the Msc and complete either a dissertation or a number of research projects. duration of Programmes Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time

Market-based accounting and corporate Finance group: earnings

forecasts in europe, rights issues, corporate mergers, corporate disclosure and asymmetric information, trading performance of corporate insiders derivatives group: techniques for modelling complex asset pricing processes, volatility prediction and stochastic volatility; theoretical models of option prices, relative pricing of price-based and yieldbased interest rate options empirical Finance group: linear factor models, mean-variance analysis and fund performance evaluation, asset pricing and insurance, risk management of market intermediaries, currency risk management, eurobond Issues, aspects of market microstructure, noise trading facilities for research students students have access to the datastream International service (global economic, financial and accounting data), London Business school share Price database, IBes earnings forecasts, Microexstat, MicroView, LIFFe options and futures data, chicago Mercantile exchange futures transactions data, us torQ (trades, orders and quotes data), us commodity and financial futures data, and London stock exchange transactions data. research degrees the dBa has a taught component in common with the Msc Finance programme. the Phd in Finance has an advanced taught component enabling you to develop the theoretical and empirical skills necessary to contribute to the latest research in your area. the Phd in accounting develops skills in research areas that have an impact on policy, organisations and society. the department runs advanced seminars in accounting for Phd students. entry requirements Phd in accounting Honours degree and Masters degree in accounting (or equivalent qualification). Qualified and part-qualified accountants with first degree in social sciences or humanities are also encouraged to apply. Phd in finance Masters degree or equivalent, particularly in finance, economics, accounting or mathematics. candidates with exceptional undergraduate degrees, equivalent to first-class Honours in these disciplines will also be considered.

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finance
Msc/Pgdip Who should study this Programme? this course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as corporate finance, security analysis, portfolio management, options and futures, treasury management, the functioning of financial institutions and markets, and financial decisiontaking in the public sector. It also allows for the possibility of specialisation in finance for developing countries. For those already working in finance, the course will enhance their effectiveness by covering the latest developments in the field, encouraging them to question traditional rules and techniques and take an analytical approach to practical problems. entry requirements an Honours degree, or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative bias. the programme requires no prior knowledge of finance. aims of the Programme the programme will provide participants with:
a good understanding of financial theory and analysis an appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets

investment & finance


Msc/Pgdip Who should study this Programme? the Msc Investment and Finance provides training for a range of careers in the financial sector, as security analysts, portfolio and fund managers, investment bankers, brokers, traders, hedge fund managers and risk managers. the syllabus has been developed with the requirements of the chartered Financial analysts Institute (cFa Institute) in mind and the course provides a good starting point if you are seeking cFa qualification. entry requirements a good undergraduate degree in areas such as economics, accounting & finance, business administration, and more quantitative subjects such as mathematics, statistics, physics or engineering. applications are also considered from those with appropriate professional qualifications and relevant practical experience. aims of the Programme the course will provide participants with:
understanding of financial theory and analysis appreciation of the nature of financial markets and institutions good working knowledge of accounting principles and financial

statement analysis
understanding of the techniques and concepts employed in the

and institutions
a good working knowledge of accounting information and its use

valuation of bonds and equities


ability to develop portfolios and investment strategies to meet

in financial decision-making and analysis


the ability to apply the analysis developed in the course in financial

risk-return objectives
understanding of derivatives options, futures, swaps understanding of the quantitative analysis and techniques

management, international finance, international banking, security analysis, portfolio management, options, futures and other derivatives study themes the curriculum provides a good balance between accounting and finance theory and practical skills and knowledge. In addition to the common foundation classes, core classes address themes such as advanced corporate Finance and applications and derivatives and treasury Management. at the elective stage, participants are free to specialise in two areas. Most recent themes have included:

employed in finance study themes the Msc Investment and Finance covers the various techniques and analytical tools widely employed by investment professionals in practical decision-taking. In addition to the common foundation classes, during core classes, participants will address themes incorporating a wide range of financial instruments and the markets in which they are traded, such as:

security analysis Behavioural Finance Management accounting empirical Methods in Finance Portfolio theory and Management

topics in corporate Finance security analysis Portfolio theory and Management derivatives and treasury Management

at the elective stage, participants are free to specialise in one area. Most recent themes have included:
Behavioural Finance empirical Methods in Finance

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international accounting & finance


Msc/Pgdip Who should study this Programme? the programme is designed for those who seek to broaden their previous study of accounting by linking international developments in accounting to a study of financial markets and financial management. For those already working in accounting or finance, the course will enhance their effectiveness by covering the latest developments in the field. entry requirements a good Honours degree that includes some study of accounting or finance, or an equivalent professional qualification. degrees that include accounting or finance in a programme of economics, business studies, maths, statistics or computing are all welcome. aims of the Programme the Msc in International accounting and Finance provides an international perspective on the theory and practice of accounting alongside studies of financial management and securities markets. there is a particular focus on the move towards harmonisation with international accounting standards in diverse business settings and the impact of leading standard-setting authorities. the course provides participants with:
an international perspective on accounting theories of income and value critical awareness of international accounting standards and their

international Banking & finance


Msc/Pgdip Who should study this Programme? the Msc in International Banking and Finance will meet the needs of those intending to develop careers in financial management within the international banking sector. For those already working in finance or banking, the course will enhance their effectiveness by covering the latest developments in the field. entry requirements an Honours degree, or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative bias. the programme requires no prior knowledge of finance or banking. aims of the Programme the programme will provide participants with:
good understanding of financial theory and analysis an appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets

and institutions
good working knowledge of accounting information and its use

in financial decision-making and analysis


ability to apply the analysis developed in the course in financial

management, international finance, international banking, security analysis, portfolio management, options, futures and other derivatives study themes this programme is designed to develop an understanding of financial theory and analysis, which is particularly relevant to international banking. It explores the concepts and skills required by financial managers and financial analysts operating in a global environment. additionally, it provides an understanding of contemporary financial problems and issues facing international business and banks. In addition to the common foundation classes, core classes address themes such as derivatives and treasury Management, topics in corporate Finance, risk Management for Banks and Financial Management for Banks. at the elective stage, participants are free to specialise in one area. Most recent themes have included:

implementation
sound understanding of financial theory and analysis appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets and

institutions
ability to apply analytical techniques in practice

study themes the course provides a suite of classes with an international perspective on the theory and practice of accounting, alongside studies of financial management and securities markets. In addition to the common foundation classes, core classes address themes such as advanced accounting, advanced corporate Finance and applications and Management accounting. at the elective stage, participants are free to specialise in one area. Most recent themes have included:

security analysis International accounting empirical Methods in Finance Portfolio theory and Management

Behavioural Finance Management accounting security analysis empirical Methods in Finance Portfolio theory and Management

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european financial Management *


Msc this course is an innovative collaboration between strathclyde Business school and sKeMa Business school, France. students will study in english in both scotland and France, with the first semester being taught at sBs and the second semester in sKeMa. all students will be based at sKeMa for the duration of their dissertation. the programme teachers, drawn from both institutions, will consist of both academics and practitioners which will provide an interesting mix of viewpoints. entry requirements an Honours degree, or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies, or subject area with a strong quantitative bias. Highly motivated graduates who want to change their career plans and move into financial management will be considered. Participants will be expected to assimilate the basic analysis and ideas quickly. aims of the Programme the programme will:
provide an introduction to the principles and theory of finance;

Department of Economics
www.strath.ac.uk/economics research deGrees dBa, MPhil, Phd contact for research degrees t: +44 (0)141 548 3871 e: pgecon@strath.ac.uk tauGht courses Msc applied economics global energy Management the department has a strong focus on internationally recognised policyrelevant research. our 25 teaching and research staff have wide-ranging research interests, with particular emphasis on applied Microeconomics, applied econometrics, regional economics and energy economics. Many staff are engaged in collaborations with research economists in universities throughout the uK, and in overseas institutions. research is also actively supported through the events and activities of the scottish Institute for research in economics. In addition, the department jointly organises (with Johannes Kepler university Linz) the european trade study group, the worlds largest annual conference on international trade. We have a strong track record in attracting external funding (with a current portfolio of over 3 million) from a broad range of prestigious governmental agencies and corporate sources including esrc, ePsrc, Leverhulme trust, scottish Funding council, scottish government, scottish enterprise and the department for environment, Food and rural affairs. this success has also allowed us to sustain the Fraser of allander Institute the largest research centre in the Business school which is recognised by government, the media and business as the premier research unit on the scottish economy. the department is an active participant in the scottish graduate Programme in economics (sgPe), which has been a source of a significant number of current and past Phd research students. as members of the sgPe, we play an active role in the scottish graduate school in social sciences, an esrc-funded doctoral training centre (dtc). this allows us to put students forward for funding through the economics pathway and the environment, energy and climate change pathway. We were also involved in successful bids to establish, and contribute towards the delivery of, the ePsrc-funded Wind energy systems centre for doctoral training based at strathclydes Institute for energy and environment within the department of electronic and electrical engineering, and the Industrial doctoral centre in offshore renewable energy (Idcore), a collaborative venture set up by the universities of edinburgh, strathclyde and exeter together with the scottish association for Marine science and Hr-Wallingford.

nature of risk and uncertainty, relationships between risk and returns and nature of investment and financial decisions enable students to prepare (and interpret) financial statements in accordance with international standards provide students with understanding of the financial system and roles and functions of financial markets and institutions give students a background for understanding mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring provide students with an understanding of financial management issues in a global setting assess foreign exchange risk and interest rate risk emphasise the application of theory and legal environment to real business decisions in a european context provide an understanding of the systems of corporate governance and financial communication across europe

study themes Principles of Finance accounting and Financial analysis Quantitative Methods of Finance International Finance and Banking Long term Financing corporate restructuring International Financial economics european corporate risk Management advanced Financial strategy Financial communications and Investor relations International corporate governance *approval pending

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applied economics
Msc research degrees dBa: the first stage of the dBa is a taught Masters course, either the Msc in applied economics or Msc in global energy Management. dBa students begin their research stage (normally lasting 27 months) following successful completion of the taught component of the Msc. MPhil: students wishing to conduct a shorter piece of research may register for the MPhil, which takes around one year full-time or 21 months part-time. Phd: students without an Msc in economics or an associated subject area would normally be registered on the scottish graduate Programme in economics (see below). those who already hold a suitable Msc register directly at strathclyde. suitability is judged in terms of both required standard and breadth of coverage in economics. to be considered for this option, please contact us (details below). scottish Graduate Programme in economics (sGPe): this is a four-year, full-time doctoral research programme. the first year comprises an intensive taught course, currently run in edinburgh, to which staff from all the eight associated universities contribute. this taught course concentrates on theoretical foundations and, combined with a project prepared during the summer, leads to an Msc in economics. In the subsequent years, Phd students return to their sponsoring universities while retaining a link with the sgPe through advanced courses, training in specialised research methods and participation in the annual sgPe conference. opportunities for research students our research students attend and participate in the departments regular discussion forum aimed at Phd students and early career researchers; presentations and discussions of work in progress with colleagues and staff members; the annual sgPe Phd conference; the departments annual Phd away day and the departments research seminars. students also have the opportunity to attend a range of subject-specific training courses and workshops offered by the sgPe, the strathclyde Institute for research in economics and other externally offered short courses and summer schools. We encourage students to present papers at academic conferences and also to submit their work for publication in the departments discussion paper series and in academic journals. In addition students benefit from strathclydes sector-leading researcher development Programme which encourages and supports research students through multidisciplinary skills development. to find out more visit our Postgraduate research in economics web pages at www.strath.ac.uk/economics/postgraduateresearch. there you will find current and recent Phd research topics. You can also find contact details for our academic staff and a summary of their research interests to help you to identify potential supervisors and topics. the Msc in applied economics focuses on the application of techniques for acquiring and analysing information, and for supporting decisionmaking, problem-solving and policy-making in private and public sector organisations. through projects, case studies and small group work, participants will be exposed to the multi-faceted nature of the problems with which such analysis has to contend. Who should study this Programme? the course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in economics, finance, statistics, consultancy, banking, energy, environment, health administration, central and local government, think tanks, regulatory agencies, charities, management, international agencies, Ngos, and many more. For those already working in one of these areas, the course will enhance their effectiveness by developing skills in data analysis, decision-making, policy formation and communication. curriculum compulsory core classes Foundations of Microeconomics Further topics in Microeconomics Macroeconomics for the Business environment Macroeconomics for the global Business environment analysis of economic data Quantitative Methods Principles of economic appraisal economic appraisal of Programmes and Policies electives (Four to be chosen two may be substituted with classes offered elsewhere in the Business school)

Fundamentals of Business economics International trade and Policy games of strategy Public Policy and Finance environmental economics energy economics

dissertation dissertation topics can be chosen from within the broad range of issues covered on the programme. Programme duration 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time entry requirements a good Honours degree, or equivalent. contact t: +44 (0)141 548 3871 e: pgecon@strath.ac.uk

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Global energy Management


Msc the changing energy landscape requires professionals with a global knowledge of the complex technical, economic, geopolitical and policy issues facing the global energy system. the Msc in global energy Management combines rigorous analytical skills with the real world content and practical experience required to manage the complex energy realities of the 21st century. It is aimed at highly-motivated, outstanding individuals who already hold a first degree and have work experience in energy and related fields such as carbon management or wish to gain the expertise needed to work in them. course structure the degree is designed around five core taught classes. students also take a summer internship and attend a forum delivered throughout the year by leading experts in energy and related fields. core classes global energy Issues, Industries and Markets global energy technologies, Impacts and Implementation global energy Policy, Politics, Business structures and Finance energy economics Microeconomics or Macroeconomics electives students will be able to choose from postgraduate course offerings available in the Business school, Faculty of engineering and schools of Law and government & Public Policy. Programme duration 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time entry requirements an upper-second class Honours degree, or equivalent. applications are also welcome from candidates with significant high calibre industry or government experience. contact t: +44 (0)141 548 4326 e: mscgem@strath.ac.uk

Department of Human Resource Management


www.strath.ac.uk/hrm research deGrees Mres, MPhil, dBa, Phd contact for research degrees dr Kirsty Newsome director of Postgraduate research t: +44 (0)141 548 3287 e: kirsty.newsome@strath.ac.uk tauGht courses Msc Human resource Management (full-time & part-time) International Human resource Management contact for taught courses anne Preston t: +44 (0)141 548 3287/3979 e: anne.preston@strath.ac.uk the department of Human resource Management (HrM) has a broad focus on human resources, organisational behaviour and industrial relations, and undertakes research in a wide range of international and uK public, private and voluntary sector organisations. Members of the department serve in and advise a variety of business, government and civil society organisations including the uK and scottish governments, the equality and Human rights commission, the uK call centre association, the advisory, conciliation and arbitration service (acas), the National council for Voluntary organisations and the unions uNIte the union and uni-graphical. research the department submitted its outputs into the last research assessment exercise under the heading of employment studies. Within that framework, research interests and projects undertaken by staff and doctoral students fall into three broad areas: Knowledge, skills and labour power in the contemporary economy and emotional labour
creative industries and work job quality, low-waged work, employability, unions, learning and skills employability, career pathways and outcomes

soft skills, new skill requirements, training, recruitment; aesthetic

global business; outsourcing; global value chains and production

regulation and restructuring of employment relations

networks; supply chains and inter-organisational power relations


employment relations in the voluntary sector and care work;

psychological contracts; trust; union organising & labour mobilisation; employee voice; control, resistance and misbehaviour; lean working; partnership; flexibility; high performance work practices and performance management equality issues; gendered pay and jobs; migrant labour

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Msc (full-time) Work, health and Well-being, development work-life boundaries, sickness and absence, occupational safety, risk, stress, job design coaching, mentoring the ageing workforce the department also incorporates the scottish centre for employment research (scer), which carries out policy-related research and consultancy relevant to the context of devolved government in scotland. the centre produces high-quality academic research valued by policymakers, not just in scotland but also across the uK and eu. scer has been awarded funding by a range of bodies, including the scottish government, to examine skills and training provision in scotland, and by the glasgow employers coalition to report on enhancing lone parent employment. research degrees Phd Programme the Phd programme provides students with a structured experience of academic life. In addition to carrying out their own research, this includes opportunities for teaching, conference attendance, and access to researcher development training within the Business school throughout their period of study. computer and office facilities are available, and the department has access to agencies and organisations willing to cooperate in empirical research. the department welcomes doctoral research on a broad range of topics within employment studies, but gives priority to projects that create synergies with existing areas of expertise and strength. Mres the department also offers the Mres as a stand-alone degree which can be tailored to HrM. the department offers a stimulating environment for research students. there is an active research seminar programme to which staff and a number of distinguished visiting academics contribute. applications for research are considered for full-time or part-time study. Prospective applicants are invited to send a research proposal and current cV to the director of Postgraduate research (see previous page for contact details). Who should study this Programme? successfully mixing theory and practice, the course offers an opportunity for in-depth study of organisations and the management of work. the course also enables participants to work towards a professional level of membership of the chartered Institute of Personnel and development (cIPd). entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science or business-related discipline. there are strict selection criteria for this course and places are limited. aims of the Programme the programme will provide students with:
skills required for a career in HrM understanding of contemporary practice in modern employment

policies and methods


underpinning knowledge required for a professional level of

chartered Institute of Personnel and development (cIPd) Membership study themes Modules currently include:

HrM in a Business context employee relations Human resource development People resourcing Methods of Professional enquiry Business skills development Managing Human resources employee reward

one elective is chosen from a list which includes:


employment Issues and the Law Labour and diversity in a global context Psychology of risk Management

Management research report during semester two, students complete a report based on the analysis of a human resources issue in an organisation. assistance is given by the department to gain access to an organisation to complete the report. dissertation Msc students also complete a dissertation on an approved topic over the period of June to august. Programme duration Msc: 12 months full-time

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Msc/Pgdip (part-time) Who should study this Programme? the course enables participants to work towards a professional level of membership of the chartered Institute of Personnel and development (cIPd). the requirements for cIPd are met on completion of the Pgdip. If you have the required work experience you may be in a position to apply for professional membership assessment on completion of the Pgdip. entry requirements Pgdip: First degree or equivalent qualification plus relevant experience in Hr or general management. candidates with other relevant qualifications may also be considered. Msc (post-diploma): successful completion of the Pgdip in HrM from the university of strathclyde or equivalent cIPd approved qualification from another uK university. study themes year 1 (tuesday afternoon and evening each week during semester) HrM in a Business context People resourcing Human resource development Business skills 1 year 2 (Wednesday afternoon and evening each week during semester) Managing Human resources employee reward employee relations Business skills 2 one elective is chosen from a list which includes:
employment Issues and the Law Labour and diversity in a global context Psychology of risk Management

international human resource Management


Msc Who should study this Programme? this course develops an understanding of how and why human resource policies and practices differ across the world; and how multinational companies manage the process of addressing these challenges. the course will equip students to think critically about these issues as well as encouraging them to think more practically about the skills required to manage in an international context. entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science or business-related discipline. aims of the Programme the programme will provide participants with:
good understanding of theoretical debates and policy issues

affecting human resource management in the global context


awareness of the range of possible national and regional models for

the management of human resources within the globalised economy


appreciation of the impact of local cultural and institutional

influences on the practices of global organisations


good working knowledge of the skills required to manage in an

international context and how multinational organisations can best mobilise a culturally diverse workforce study themes Modules include:

global staffing Business systems comparative employment relations Labour and diversity in a global context Methods of Professional enquiry

three electives will also be taken from the following subjects:


the diploma stage concludes with a 7,000-word Management research report, usually based on an Hr issue within the students place of employment. year 3 Msc (post-diploma) Participants reaching an appropriate standard can choose to progress to the Msc, which requires a 15,000-word dissertation on an approved topic along with participation in a series of workshops on research methods. Programme duration Pgdip: 24 months part-time Msc: 12 months part-time (post-diploma)

employee relations employee reward People resourcing Human resource development employment Issues and the Law Psychology of risk Management

research report during semester two, students produce a group report based on an organisational issue with an international focus. assistance is given by the department to gain access to an organisation to complete the report. dissertation Msc students also complete a dissertation on an approved topic with an international focus over the period of June to august. Programme duration Msc: 12 months full-time

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Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship


www.strath.ac.uk/huntercentre research deGrees Mres, MPhil, Phd contact for research degrees dr erik Monsen director of research t: +44 (0)141 548 3157 e: erik.monsen@strath.ac.uk the Hunter centre for entrepreneurship is the biggest entrepreneurship centre in scotland and one of the largest in the uK. It is widely recognised among both academics and policy-makers as a leader in entrepreneurship research. research environment the research environment is dynamic and international. our academic staff come from the uK, Ireland, usa, greece and germany and have key editorial involvement in leading-edge journals, including Venture capital, International small Business Journal, and entrepreneurship theory and Practice. current and recently completed Phd research topics include: technology commercialisation; return Migration and Venture capital in china; entrepreneurship development Policies in Botswana; Management teams in High technology Businesses; the development of small Business Policy in the uK; entrepreneurship in the Music Industry; Business Failure; changes in Business Models of university spin-outs; entrepreneurship in Nepal; digital Media clusters; Womens entrepreneurship and Finance in saudi arabia; entrepreneurial Philanthropy; social entrepreneurship; the dynamics between the entrepreneur and Professional Managers; and Venture capital Investment returns. research topics our research falls within five main themes: entrepreneurial attitudes, activity and aspiration the Hunter centre for entrepreneurship produces the annual global entrepreneurship Monitor (geM) country report for scotland, and contributes extensively to other uK geM reports and the international geM reports. this provides a key resource for researching levels and types of entrepreneurship activity, including understanding how new ventures come into existence and develop over time the core of entrepreneurship. entrepreneurial resources this area of research examines the role of individuals and institutions that enhance the entrepreneurial environment. one aspect of this concerns access to finance, including business angel finance, earlystage venture capital and access of women entrepreneurs to bank loans. a second aspect concerns the recruitment and retention of key employees, in particular for high-technology ventures and technology commercialisation efforts. entrepreneurial contexts research focuses on entrepreneurship in the corporate, international, university, home-based business, high growth firms, social enterprises and the household contexts. staff also research entrepreneurship within specific industry sector contexts, including agriculture, professional services and r&d-focused organisations, and specific geographical contexts, including technology clusters and rural locations. entrepreneurial Wealth and Philanthropy What entrepreneurs do after they have created significant wealth is a key research theme. the main research focus is an esrc-funded study of entrepreneurial philanthropy. related research includes a study of the entrepreneurial recycling process, and entrepreneurial incomes, wealth and the components of economic well-being within entrepreneurial households. entrepreneurship Policy Much of the research undertaken in the Hunter centre for entrepreneurship has an explicit policy orientation. the geM research informs and is widely cited in national and international policy circles. the research on access to funding by women entrepreneurs has been disseminated into uK clearing banks and international finance agencies including the european Microfinance Network and the global Banking alliance and formed the evidence base for the uK governments Womens enterprise task Force. expertise on business angels has led to research contracts with the department for Business, Innovation and skills. research on high growth firms in scotland has influenced the approach of scottish enterprise to promoting entrepreneurial activity. external linkages staff links with external organisations include the entrepreneurial exchange, the Princes scottish Youth Business trust, the scottish Family Business association, LINc scotland, scottish enterprise, Highlands and Islands enterprise, and the scottish Institute for enterprise. research degrees applicants for Phd/Mres should hold a first- or upper second-class Honours degree in a related social science discipline. applications from candidates with relevant Masters degrees will also be welcomed, as will applications from those who are close to completing their Honours degree. We encourage applications that are consistent with the existing and planned research projects and interests of staff. We also encourage applications that combine the development of theory with either qualitative or quantitative empirical work, and a public policy dimension. Initial enquiries should be made by email to the director of research (see above) and should include:
a considered research proposal, including how your area of interest

fits with the centres research profile current cV


indication of whether you would be studying part-time or full-time indication of whether you have funding or are seeking a scholarship

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Department of Management
www.strath.ac.uk/management research deGrees Mres, MPhil, dBa, Phd contact for research degrees Hilde Quigley, research secretary t: +44 (0)141 553 6109 e: hilde.quigley@strath.ac.uk tauGht courses Msc/Pgdip Master of Business and Management (MBM) Management of Information technology systems International Management contact for taught courses sBs student recruitment and Marketing unit t: +44 (0)141 553 6118/9 e: sbs.admissions@strath.ac.uk With more than 40 years of experience in course development, the department of Management is regarded as a pioneer and major innovator in the field of business and management education. research in the department is strongly rooted in managerial practice and this focus is reflected in our postgraduate and undergraduate courses and in our executive education and consulting activities. our track record in the provision of high-quality postgraduate education attracts some of the brightest talent from across the globe and our portfolio of postgraduate courses reflects the research emphasis on managerial practice and seeks to deliver practice-relevant knowledge in specific aspects of business activity. all the departments postgraduate programmes offer a holistic learning experience drawing on interdisciplinary expertise from around the faculty. they also focus on developing the soft skills of managing. In this way our graduates are prepared to enter the world of work as knowledgeable, reflective practitioners. research our research activities reflect a very lively and diverse set of high profile practices that have gained both international and national recognition. the overarching theme that unites us as a research community is our shared interest in the practices and processes of management in global contexts. Within this, there are several topic areas around which our activities cluster, such as strategic management, organisational learning, innovation and change management, and organisation and society. our interest in management and organisations in general includes international business, and hospitality and tourism management as specialist fields of inquiry. We approach all these topics using a variety of largely, though not exclusively, qualitative and interpretivist research methods. our research is disseminated across a range of outlets including international conferences, speaking engagements, and academic and practitioner journals that appeal to general management, international business, hospitality and tourism management, sociology and philosophy audiences. the aim of the departments research is to be relevant and useful and to generate impact for a range of end-users both within and beyond academia. We welcome research students as active members of our vibrant community. Postgraduate researchers currently in the department include 17 Phd, eight dBa, and four Mres students. their research interests range across topics such as virtuality and crisis decisionmaking; interdisciplinarity in collaborative communities of practice; corporate social responsibility: why good people do bad things; a practice perspective on strategy commitment and legitimacy; ambiguity and powerlessness among middle managers in the hospitality sector; medical tourism in greece; the dynamics of self-managed project teams in sMes; internationalisation strategies of developing country Born global firms; cultural conflict and assimilation: an exploration of chinese communication styles; and work and management in the creative industries. In addition, we invite expressions of interest to work in the following areas:
understanding strategy processes and developing practices for

facilitating strategy development and implementation


management of the multinational enterprise, including the

management of knowledge and innovation, transfer of managerial practice, and institutional entrepreneurship exploring best practice management, Best companies, and dignity at work managing the dynamic processes of change, innovation and creativity sociological and critical perspectives on hospitality and tourism enterprises internationalisation processes of MNes, smaller organisations and entrepreneurial firms developing and evaluating processes for scenario planning and future studies cross-cultural and comparative management emotions in managerial work and organisational life management and organisational learning, especially reflective and reflexive practice in management contexts constructed and emergent identities in organisations business history and archival research women in management strategy as an ontology of becoming

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Msc/Pgdip Who should study this Programme? this programme aims to provide high-potential graduates from disciplines other than general business with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to understand both how organisations work, and how to work in organisations. the course attracts people with a range of backgrounds and nationalities and this variety adds to the richness of class discussions as people examine different organisational practices, and varying responses to organisational problems. a feature of the qualification is that those attaining the MBM can, with further study, convert their degree to a strathclyde MBa after three years post-graduation work experience. entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a non-business or management-related subject. For applicants whose first language is not english, an IeLts minimum overall band score of 6.5 (with no individual test score below 5.5) or toeFL iBt minimum total score 90-95 (minimum scores of 21 in Listening and Writing, 22 in reading and 23 in speaking) is required. candidates are not required to have work experience but participants may be a few years into their career. aims of the Programme specifically, the course aims to develop:
advanced knowledge and understanding of the ambiguity and

Management of information technology systems (Mits)


Msc/Pgdip Who should study this Programme? this course is aimed at graduates with a business background and an interest in information and communications technology (Ict), or those with an Ict background with an interest in business, or those seeking a career spanning both areas. entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent. For applicants whose first language is not english, an IeLts minimum overall band score of 6.5 (with no individual test score below 5.5) or toeFL iBt minimum total score 90-95 (minimum scores of 21 in Listening and Writing, 22 in reading and 23 in speaking) is required. applications are welcome from those who do not hold a formal qualification but have relevant experience and can demonstrate academic potential. aims of the Programme MIts will provide participants with practical insight into issues surrounding the planning, implementation and operation of business information systems and associated technology in contemporary organisations, with the aim of developing skill sets which will enable them to adapt to the changing workplace around the world. study themes core classes Management (Managing complexity in organisations, critical engagement with technology, creativity change and Innovation, strategic technology Management) Information systems (Management Information systems, It Project Management, Integrated Business Process Management) In addition participants choose two electives, and undertake a practically-orientated end-of-programme project. Programme duration Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time

complexity of organisations, management and the environment in which they exist confidence and ability to operate effectively within the organisations of today and the future skills in management theories and concepts and also processes and practices in an effective manager individuals as reflective practitioners capable of ongoing selfdevelopment by understanding and utilising the interrelationships between theory and practice study themes classes include: Managing People, Marketing Management, Managerial accounting, Business operations, Finance and Financial Management, analytical support for decision-making, Business economics and Business strategy, Professional Management Practice. through the electives and final project, many choose to focus on a specific discipline, or industry, as a way to signal their expertise to employers. two elective classes are chosen from the wide range of topics and a project allows participants to apply learning in a practical situation. Programme duration Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time

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international Management
Msc/Pgdip Who should study this Programme? applications are welcome from qualified, high-potential applicants, both recent graduates and experienced managers. the programme attracts a culturally diverse mix of international students. entry requirements good first degree in business or management, including some work experience in international trade or international business, or equivalent. For applicants whose first language is not english, an IeLts minimum overall band score of 6.5 (with no individual test score below 5.5) or toeFL iBt minimum total score 90-95 (minimum scores of 21 in Listening and Writing, 22 in reading and 23 in speaking) is required. applications from those who can demonstrate that their work experience merits direct entry to the programme will also be considered. aims of the Programme this one year high-level specialist programme is designed to provide participants with broad knowledge of the similarities and differences that exist between people and nations and their regulations and institutions, and understandings of the practices and processes of international management. It also seeks to furnish students with the knowledge and skills required to operate across a range of business functions and organisational settings both globally and in specific national environments. With strong conceptual underpinnings, the programme is nevertheless conceived to be practical in its orientation, emphasising the skills of working, managing and leading in various organisational settings (eg multinational enterprises, small businesses) embedded in diverse national cultural, social, economic, and political contexts. study themes core classes include: global Business environment; Managing across cultures; strategy and organisation across Borders; International Finance; International Human resource Management; International Marketing; and International entrepreneurship. these classes are innovatively complemented by an International Manager development Programme, which helps students identify and develop, through a series of workshops and outward bound activities, the soft skills they will need as future international managers and leaders. students will also choose two elective classes from a wide range and will be required to complete a practically-orientated project, supported by compulsory non-credit class on project methodology. Programme duration Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time

Department of Management Science


www.strath.ac.uk/mansci research deGrees Mres, MPhil, dBa, Phd contact for research degrees Professor John Quigley t: +44 (0)141 548 3152 e: j.quigley@strath.ac.uk tauGht courses Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert Business analysis & consulting operational research contacts for taught courses dr Jason Whalley (full-time course) Professor susan Howick (part-time course) t: +44 (0)141 548 3141 e: jason.whalley@strath.ac.uk e: susan.howick@strath.ac.uk the department of Management science is one of the leading operational research (or) departments in Britain. research interests of staff span the spectrum of Management science activity. Many are internationallyknown, both through their academic output and applied work with government and business organisations. through applied research and consultancy, members of the department collaborate with major organisations on new ways of dealing with complex decisions. recent examples include:
simulating patient treatment in hospitals using understanding of project behaviour to better forecast

project risks
working towards systems for smart procurement with

defence organisations
supporting risk assessment in the railway industry working with Nasa to gain an understanding of the risks

encountered by exploration projects throughout history the interaction between applied and theoretical work is vital for the vibrancy of research work in Management science, as applied work generates new theoretical questions, and the solutions to those questions generate new potential application areas. the department gets funding across the academic research councils, government departments, business, health authorities, local development agencies and community groups. research research is grouped into four main areas:

Problem structuring and Mixing Methods strategy Modelling and Management operations Management risk and reliability

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Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert (full-time, part-time, distance learning) Many research projects focus on the provision of decision support to groups of senior managers. academic staff are involved in a long-standing research programme on new forms of decision support using specially developed software to help small teams manage the strategic future of their organisations. one example of the approach strategic options development and analysis has been developed through work with organisations including IcL, shell International, the NHs, reed connect, the Northern Ireland office, scottish National Heritage and the Home office. another project, on modelling and managing the dependability performance of electronic systems in aircraft, has been carried out in collaboration with a consortium of aerospace companies, supported by a major research grant from the dtI More electric aircraft challenge. the department has attracted significant funding from the engineering and Physical sciences research council (ePsrc). It is currently working on research into understanding and Managing the Manage Process in collaboration with the universitys department of design, Manufacture and engineering Management and further ePsrc support is funding a project looking at the organisation of maintenance at scottishPower. In addition, two ePsrc projects are looking at uncertainty modeling and the use of simplified emulator models to capture such uncertainties in environmental and engineering problems and at modelling human unreliability using cross-disciplinary approaches from Management science, engineering and Psychology. a wide range of new activities is being developed as part of the centre for Business Process outsourcing, in which the department participates. the centre supports practitioners in shaping the future of the uK outsourcing industry, in innovation and in improving its global competitive position. research environment our lively Phd community is actively involved in the departments research programme. Biennial workshops enable students to broaden their knowledge and share experiences with fellow students, lecturers, and guests. there is also an active Phd committee. there are opportunities to undertake a research degree in a wide range of areas, including group decision support, multi-criteria decisions, analysis of risk, operations management, project management, telecoms policy, reliability, and optimisation. all full-time research students (and some part-time students):
have office accommodation in the department enjoy full access to computing facilities, including email and

aims of the Programme the programme aims to realise your potential, so that you can immediately play an effective role in providing model-based support to managers to help them make better decisions at a strategic level. You will develop an understanding of key quantitative business analysis methods in addition to being introduced to models used to support the development of strategy for organisations and enable the monitoring and measurement of strategic processes. Key consulting skills will also be developed in order to effectively support management. entry requirements Msc: second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in business, economics, engineering or the social sciences. applications from those with other degrees are also encouraged. Pgdip: minimum of a pass degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject. subject to performance students may transfer from the diploma course to the Msc. study themes core classes Foundations of operational research and Business analysis Quantitative Business analysis Managing Business operations spreadsheet Modelling & demand Forecasting strategy Modelling & Management elective classes (three to be chosen) Business simulation Methods risk analysis and Management Business Information systems Performance Measurement and Management Work Placement Full-time students spend a short period in an analytical group in a private or public sector organisation. dissertation Msc students undertake a three-month project, typically for an external organisation, applying the concepts and theories studied on the course. Programme duration Msc: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time distance learning: all classes are taught using material presented via the Internet. classes are supported by faculty members who also teach on the full-time course and who guide and support discussion via discussion forums. this is a flexible degree and duration can vary. Minimum durations are Pgcert: 13 months; Pgdip: 20 months; Msc: 26 months.

Internet access
undertake a research methodology course during their first year

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operational research
Msc/Pgdip/Pgcert (full-time, part-time, distance learning) aims of the Programme the operational research programme aims to realise your potential, so that you can immediately play an effective role in providing modelbased support to managers to help them make better decisions at an operational/technical level. You will develop a rigorous academic understanding of advanced analytical methods that are used to provide structured and analytical approaches to decision-making. Personal skills will also be developed in the effective practice of using operational research models to support decision-makers. entry requirements Msc: second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering. applications from those with other degrees are also encouraged if they have demonstrated a good grasp of mathematics/statistics. Pgdip: minimum of a pass degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject. subject to performance diploma students may transfer from the diploma course to the Msc. study themes core classes Foundations of operational research and Business analysis Quantitative Business analysis Managing Business operations spreadsheet Modelling & demand Forecasting operational research Methods elective classes (three to be chosen) Business simulation Methods risk analysis and Management decision analysis advanced or Modelling with specialised software Work Placement Full-time students spend a short period in an analytical group in a private or public sector organisation. dissertation Msc students undertake a three-month project, typically for an external organisation, applying the concepts and theories studied on the course. Programme duration Msc: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time distance learning: all classes are taught using material presented via the Internet. classes are supported by faculty members who also teach on the full-time course and who guide and support discussion via discussion forums. this is a flexible degree and duration can vary. Minimum durations are Pgcert: 13 months; Pgdip: 20 months; Msc: 26 months.

Department of Marketing
www.strath.ac.uk/marketing research deGrees MPhil, dBa, Phd contact for research degrees christina McFadden t: +44 (0)141 548 4919 e: christina.mcfadden@strath.ac.uk tauGht courses Msc/Pgdip Marketing International Marketing International Hospitality & tourism Management the department of Marketing is one of the oldest and largest Marketing departments in europe. It has an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. staff act as advisers and consultants to private and public organisations and also hold senior posts in the chartered Institute of Marketing, the Market research society and other professional associations, as well as national and International companies. research as a centre of excellence in marketing education, research is core to the departments activities. our academic staff are actively involved in research and have built a strong portfolio of publications in leading journals. research expertise in the department includes:

export marketing and international business e-business and e-marketing customer relationship management consumer behaviour digital marketing sports marketing International channel management Innovation and new product/service development Business-to-business networking and marketing International sourcing and strategic procurement management Marketing research services marketing Hospitality and tourism management and marketing

research Groups Marketing Management Marketing Management research has attracted funding from several organisations, and the groups work is published in the Journal of Marketing Management, Industrial Marketing Management, Management accounting research, Product Innovation Management, International Business review and Journal of the academy of Marketing science.

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Marketing
Msc/Pgdip consumer and social Marketing research research work is to be found in the Journal of advertising, european Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Management and consumption Markets and culture. research embraces emergent topics such as the critical and consumption turn and the possibilities of transformative consumer research. researching Business networking this exciting new programme of research is developing knowledge and management practice regarding business networking and relationship management across a range of industry sectors. digital Marketing a number of staff and doctoral students are working on a series of projects relating to the use of Web 2.0, social networks and new media in the area of marketing. this impinges on a number of the other specialist areas of research within the department such as services marketing, marketing communications and consumer behaviour. services Marketing this research stream focuses on the linkages between corporate culture, performance measurement and service delivery personnel, corporate reputation, service branding, service differentiation and customer satisfaction. also issues around the service profit chain concept, including customer (value) management, research on satisfaction and loyalty, complaining behaviour, retail marketing and relationship marketing. Papers have been published in the Journal of Marketing, european Journal of Marketing, Journal of strategic Marketing, Journal of service Management. hospitality and tourism Management Key areas of strength in the hospitality and tourism research group include managerial relevance, human resource issues, tourism marketing and consumer behaviour and critical perspectives. some projects in particular have contributed to developing scottish hospitality and tourism, for example, work to foster social inclusion through hospitality to counter marginalisation; and to tourism and transport policy-making through studies of leisure travel behaviour. the team has also been active in developing new methodologies and conceptualisations, for example, development of sociological impressionism. research degrees Phd: normally 36 months full-time or 45 months part-time; performance is assessed twice yearly and the award of Phd is on the basis of a major thesis that makes a unique contribution to knowledge. dBa: normally 36 months full-time; students to combine study and research in a context of clearly defined goals and tasks with continuous indicators of performance. MPhil: 12 months full-time or 21 months part-time; provides a valuable basis for careers in education, business and the public sector. aims of the Programme graduates gain insight into the business and social environment in which organisations and individuals operate, so that they are equipped with the technical and personal skills necessary to pursue a successful career in marketing. entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a non-business discipline and english language proficiency at IeLts 6.5 minimum. study themes core classes consumer Behaviour strategic Marketing Management Marketing research elective Modules (semester 2, six to be chosen) Brand Management and strategy Business to Business Marketing consumer/Business Metrics contemporary consumers critical Marketing customer Management 1: customer Management customer Management 2: customer-led e-Marketing International channel Management sports Marketing in the global context entrepreneurial Marketing export Marketing Integrated Marketing communications International services Marketing retail Marketing sector studies Marketing Works: applied Marketing Group Project students tackle a real-life marketing problem, implementing the theoretical elements of the programme and providing clients with useful marketing advice based on primary market research. dissertation the research project allows students to pursue an area of specific interest, providing scope for original thought, research and presentation. Programme duration Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time contact Programme secretary t: +44 (0)141 548 4590 e: mscim.helpdesk@strath.ac.uk

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international Marketing
Msc/Pgdip aims of the Programme the programme develops advanced-level academic expertise in international marketing and the technical and personal skills to operate internationally across a range of dynamic and competitive environments. entry requirements a first- or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in business or marketing. Places may be available to applicants whose significant work experience warrants direct entry to this programme. study themes core Modules cross-cultural Buyer Behaviour International Marketing Planning and control International Marketing research International Marketing strategies and Management elective Modules (semester 2, four to be chosen) Brand Management and strategy Business to Business Marketing consumer/Business Metrics contemporary consumers critical Marketing customer Management 1: customer Management customer Management 2: customer-led e-Marketing International channel Management sports Marketing in the global context entrepreneurial Marketing export Marketing Integrated Marketing communications International services Marketing retail Marketing sector studies Marketing Works: international Marketing Group Project You apply the key skills learned in the preparation of a strategic marketing plan for a company developing operations in one or more foreign markets. dissertation the research project allows pursuit of an area of specific interest, providing scope for original thought, research and presentation. Programme duration Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time contact Programme secretary t: +44 (0)141 548 4590 e: mscim.helpdesk@strath.ac.uk

international hospitality and tourism Management


Msc/Pgdip Who should study this programme? the growth and importance of hospitality and tourism to national and regional economies is widely recognised. the sector plays a major role in international trade and makes a major contribution to the gdP of many developed and developing countries. the strathclyde Business school has a long-established, international reputation in postgraduate hospitality and tourism education, and this programme is designed for graduates who wish to pursue a career in this area. graduates will develop management skills and industry-specific knowledge that will place them on a fast track towards a management career in hospitality or tourism. the degree is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. entry requirements First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent and english language proficiency at IeLts 6.5 minimum. study themes core Modules the International Hospitality and tourism Industry Hospitality and tourism research: agendas and Methods strategic Marketing Management Hospitality and tourism Industry Project elective classes Food, Beverage and society Hospitality and tourism entrepreneurship the service encounter tourist Behaviour International culture and Heritage Marketing destination Marketing and Management International services Marketing sport Marketing in a global context retail Marketing Brand Management and strategy hospitality and tourism industry Project students work in groups to advise a hospitality or tourism organisation on a specific problem or strategic objective, with a focus on international business setings. dissertation students achieving a sufficiently high pass level in all classes may proceed to undertake a dissertation for the Masters qualification. Programme duration Msc: 12 months full-time Pgdip: 9 months full-time contact Programme secretary t: +44 (0)141 548 4073 e: ihtm.helpdesk@strath.ac.uk

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