Online Master in Humanities and Social Sciences in United Kingdom

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Humanities and Social Sciences

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom and Britain, is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe.The two most famous (and oldest) universities are Oxford and Cambridge (often referred to as Oxbridge by many Britons) England also has several other world-class institutions, including several in London (notably Imperial College, the London School of Economics, University College London and King's College London, all are part of London University)

Online Master in Humanities and Social Sciences in United Kingdom

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Masters in English Linguistics

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Online Full time Part time 2 - 7  August 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This flexible distance-learning course will provide you with an overview of the field of descriptive English linguistics, incorporating both synchronic and diachronic perspectives and covering a wide range of linguistic methods and approaches. The course will enable you to reflect critically on issues in the study of language and undertake independent research in the field. It will provide you with analytical skills which are necessary for the teaching of English and are also relevant in a wide range of other employment contexts. The course has been going strong for 20 years and was taught by distance from the outset. It continues to evolve and is now delivered via the Moodle virtual learning environment, with online study materials to guide you through the topics covered and provide links to other resources. You will also need to use textbooks, and a full reading list is provided with each module syllabus. You will have regular contact with your module tutor by email, telephone, fax or post, or even in person if appropriate. An online discussion forum is available so that you can contact other students if you wish. In addition, we offer periodic seminar talks where you can meet the course team and other students. All distance learning students have the use of the facilities of the University’s library, including off-campus access to electronic databases and e-books. For students in the UK, the library operates a postal loan Key Facts You will be fully supported throughout the course by a tutor assigned to you when you begin each module. The course is taught by some of the leading authorities in the field. We pride ourselves on the level of support we offer and have often been praised for the quality and promptness of our responses. Each module takes around 200 hours to complete (including the assignments). Although this is described as a 'part-time' course, you decide how much time to devote to your studies and you can study full-time if you wish. You have up to 8 months to complete a module, but it is possible to do so in around 4-5 months with 10-12 study hours each week. On this basis, the PG Diploma could be completed in 2-3 years. The maximum registration period is 7 years. [+]

Entry Requirements

You would normally have a UK or internationally recognised honours degree, or its equivalent, in any relevant subject. An alternative would be an ordinary degree/teaching certificate and two to three years' teaching experience. For anyone who has studied at undergraduate level in a non-English-speaking country, we also require an English Language qualification equivalent to a British Council IELTS score of 7.0.



Our close links with business and the professions mean that our courses are always relevant, up-to-date and meet the exact needs of the current marketplace. Wherever possible, we involve employers in planning the curriculum, while many of our lecturers come from and maintain their links with industry, ensuring they are up to speed with the latest developments. Employability will be an integral outcome of your studies.... [-]

Master in Child Development

American University of London
Online Full time Part time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

As a discipline Child Development focuses on specific questions (the what, and the how) yet it covers a wide range of topics. A simple, theoretical way of breaking down the discipline is to consider three main areas of study. [+]

Child development focuses on the changes that occur from birth to adolescence. It attempts in the first instance to identify a child’s repertoire of behaviours at a particular time. Secondly, the discipline aims to identify the factors that influence particular development processes: that is, to specify how development occurs. As a discipline Child Development focuses on specific questions (the what, and the how) yet it covers a wide range of topics. A simple, theoretical way of breaking down the discipline is to consider three main areas of study. These descriptive areas refer to the topic of investigation rather than a specific orientation to a problem. Physical changes: The growth of the body offers tremendous opportunity for change. An infant who is strong enough to walk can explore a much wider environment. A child whose fine motor skills are delayed will have difficulty writing in the classroom. The physical changes of puberty are classic examples of how changes in the body can influence wider psychological processes in the individual. Cognitive development: Changes in the ways in which children think about their world as they mature has a profound effect on their ability to cope with the demands of school and daily life. The ability to process greater amounts of complex information offers scope for learning new skills and knowledge. Social-emotional development: Here the focus of investigation is the relations the child has with others, including parents, peers and friends. There has been a long-standing interest in topics such as attachment to caretakers and the development of morality. More recently, the ways in which children develop an understanding of gender, expand their skills in interpersonal communication and form friendships have become new and exciting areas of research. [-]