University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Introduction

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham offers a diverse range of courses across business, economics, education, geography, law, politics and international relations, and sociology and social policy.

Reputation for excellence

The University of Nottingham is a worldwide top 100 university and ranks in the top 50 for a number of social sciences subjects in the latest QS World University Rankings. A truly global institution, with campuses in China and Malaysia, Nottingham welcomes students from across the globe.

It offers a dynamic learning community where teaching is underpinned by world-leading research. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, the University ranked 8th in the UK on a measure of 'research power', and more than 97% of its research is recognised internationally. The faculty makes a valuable contribution to this with research that has wide-ranging impacts on society, including the economy, health and welfare, culture, public policy and the environment.

Inspirational location

Schools within the faculty are based in the heart of England, across University Park and Jubilee Campus. Covering 300 acres, University Park is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, with a boating lake and rolling green hills. It is only 10 minutes by bus from the vibrant Nottingham city centre, and well connected by a tram network. Jubilee Campus has won numerous awards for its innovative, eco-friendly buildings, and its lakeside setting and contemporary sculptures make it an inspiring learning environment.

Dedicated support network

The University guides you before you arrive and supports you throughout your studies. They provide information and guidance on numerous issues including international qualifications, visas, finance, working regulations and adjusting to life in the UK.

Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, the Centre for English Language Education provides courses before and during your studies, to develop your language skills to the required level.

The Careers and Employability Service offers careers advice for life, and Student Services assist with any personal or academic issues you may have.

Real-world learning

All of the schools in the faculty have valuable links with industry, and our courses equip you with the essential skills and specialist knowledge that you will need to achieve your professional goals.

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA/PGDip/PGCert Slavery and Liberation (Distance Learning)

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 9 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Taught by world-leading academic and practitioner experts, this internationally recognised distance-learning course is the first of its kind in the world. [+]

Overview

Taught by world-leading academic and practitioner experts, this internationally recognised distance-learning course is the first of its kind in the world.

It will provide you not only with the academic grounding of the study of contemporary slavery but also comprehensive training on how best to achieve the liberation and social reintegration of those in slavery.

You will be introduced to key concepts and challenges in slavery, liberation, anti-slavery and human rights, and will benefit from:

an in-depth, academic look into an important and growing area of human rights work specialist practical training to plan and carry-out anti-slavery and anti-trafficking activities aimed at liberation, rehabilitation, reintegration, prevention, protection and prosecution training to enable you to conduct independent research in the specific area of human rights ... [-]

MA Education (Flexible)

Online Part time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This flexible, online-based course reflects the needs of individuals and organizations and will deepen and refine your capacity to reflect critically on the way you work. [+]

Overview

This flexible, online-based course reflects the needs of individuals and organizations and will deepen and refine your capacity to reflect critically on the way you work.

Teaching on this course is underpinned by systematic practitioner inquiry and you will be encouraged to identify issues that are significant to your professional practice.

While each module has its own particular focus, all are concerned with investigating contemporary educational issues in the light of historical, political and social contexts, appropriate literature and the shared experience of course members.

The study is flexible, in order to meet the needs of individuals and organizations, and includes:... [-]


MA Educational Leadership and Management (Distance Learning)

Online Part time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This distance learning course is ideal if you are looking to develop a better understanding of how educational leadership influences the experiences of staff and students. [+]

Overview

This distance learning course is ideal if you are looking to develop a better understanding of how educational leadership influences the experiences of staff and students.

It is designed for those who have experience of working in schools, colleges, universities and other educational providers. Drawing on UK and international research, much of which has been conducted by those who teach on the course, it seeks to:

improve understanding of leadership practices, both nationally and internationally, in social, cultural, political and policy contexts strengthen knowledge of leadership and change management utilize existing and emerging international research-informed knowledge of educational leadership engage in critical discussion of a range of practices in the leadership and management of other adults in organizations enable a deeper understanding of your organization, and the environment in which you operate promote the development of you, your colleagues and your organization ... [-]

MA Learning, Technology and Education (Online)

Online Part time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

If you’re committed to improving teaching and learning, this distance-learning course can help you understand the conditions of effective learning and explore how new technologies can help. [+]

Overview

If you’re committed to improving teaching and learning, this distance-learning course can help you understand the conditions of effective learning and explore how new technologies can help.

Our staff have outstanding international reputations for their teaching and research around these important topics and are committed to supporting your development in these areas.

This course is offered by the Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI) within the School of Education. Learning sciences draws from psychology, computer science, and education. It provides a unique perspective on the theories that underpin successful learning, teaching, and innovation within the fast-moving digital world of new technologies.... [-]


MA Special and Inclusive Education (Online)

Online Part time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This online course offers a comprehensive focus on contemporary debates within special and inclusive education including local, national and international policies and approaches. [+]

Overview

This online course offers a comprehensive focus on contemporary debates within special and inclusive education including local, national and international policies and approaches.

We consider the specific needs of children with learning difficulties and disabilities, communication impairments, literacy difficulties/dyslexia, autism and SEBD/ADHD to illustrate the challenges encountered in professional practice.

A critical exploration of current theory and research inform consideration of pedagogical approaches as well as the development of effective systems and structures for working with parents/carers and different agencies.

This course is suitable if you are interested in developing your knowledge and understanding of children and young people with special educational needs, working as a teacher or associated professional in mainstream education or specialized settings wishing to extend your skills and practice, an experienced professional, or new to working with children with additional needs. It provides high-quality professional development and flexibility for you to explore areas and specialisms that interest you.... [-]


MA Teaching English for Academic Purposes

Online Part time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to become a competent, research-informed and innovative English for academic purposes (EAP) practitioner. [+]

Overview

This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to become a competent, research-informed and innovative English for academic purposes (EAP) practitioner.

Worldwide, there has been a significant increase in the demand for EAP teachers, and this growth has stemmed from the expansion of English as a medium of instruction, internationalisation of the higher education sector, the increasingly dominant position of English as the language of education and research, and rapid expansion of access to higher education.

This course focuses on the development of teacher competencies to improve the academic literacy of students. It entails knowledge and skills that incorporate much more than basic mastery of classroom management skills and knowledge of language systems.... [-]


MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Distance Learning)

Online Part time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Designed to develop your critical understanding of recent developments in TESOL theory and practice, this online course will motivate you to reflect on your own teaching. [+]

Overview

Designed to develop your critical understanding of recent developments in TESOL theory and practice, this online course will motivate you to reflect on your own teaching.

This course is taught entirely online and is suitable if you are currently or looking to teach English to speakers of other languages, keen to build on your existing knowledge and experience, seeking to improve your career prospects or interested in researching your own teaching practices/context.

The course will develop your critical understanding of recent developments in TESOL theory and practice and motivate you to reflect your own teaching. It also prepares you to conduct independent research into teaching and learning and provides a pathway to doctoral study. You will work with expert tutors in the field of English language teaching, who have many years experience teaching at this level and who are committed to providing you with the best quality study experience.... [-]


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Faculty of Social Sciences
Law and Social Sciences Building
University of Nottingham
University Park

Nottingham, England, NG7 2RD GB
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