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University of Liverpool Online Programmes

Master United Kingdom Liverpool August 2017

The University of Liverpool is a world-class research university founded in 1881 and ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide. The University is one of the great centres of research, knowledge and innovation, and is a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of research-led universities. Its pioneering reputation attracts students and faculty from around the world. Since 2000, the University and Laureate Online Education have worked together to deliver postgraduate e… [+] ducation – fully online – to working professionals across the globe, enabling them to improve their career and make an impact in their communities. During this time, the University has grown to become one of Europe's largest providers of 100% online postgraduate degrees. Today more than 10,500 online students from over 160 countries are studying for masters, doctorates or one-year postgraduate certificates with the University of Liverpool with over 8,000 having already graduated, joining the University’s thriving international alumni network of 195,000. Study where you are Study from wherever you are. Let the University of Liverpool come to you. All the University’s online degree programmes are available from start to finish online. You can access the virtual classroom from your home, from your office, while travelling – wherever and whenever you have an internet connection. Top reasons to choose a University of Liverpool Online Programme The University’s world-class reputation - ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide - one of Europe’s largest university providers of fully online postgraduate degrees - quality assured and regulated by the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency; accreditations from leading professional institutions such as AACSB, EFMD, APHEA and BCS Our international approach - a global presence and approach to research and learning - international programme curricula with online students and faculty from over 160 countries - 100% online accessibility, allowing you to study from wherever you are A collaborative learning experience - an engaging, interactive and collaborative learning environment - direct feedback from faculty and peers, support from our dedicated support teams - knowledge and skills that you can use immediately for professional impact [-]

Middlesex University London

Bachelor United Kingdom London August 2017

We teach 40,000 students on Middlesex courses at our campuses in London, Dubai, Mauritius and Malta and with prestigious academic partners across the world.We have a reputation for high quality teaching, research that makes a difference to people’s lives and a practical, innovative approach to working with businesses to develop staff potential and provide solutions to business issues.Our expertise is wide ranging, from art and design, business and health and education; t… [+] o law, media and performing arts and science and technology.     Why we’re here Our goal is to grow our worldwide community of successful Middlesex graduates who make vital contributions to the societies in which they live and work, and to be the preferred university partner for business.Our vision is to be internationally excellent in all we do, in teaching, research and knowledge transfer. We will be recognised for excellence in research, outstanding teaching, the achievement of our students and our commitment to a high quality student experience. What we do We put our students firstOur students' success is at the heart of what we do. We have invested in our expert staff and state of the art learning and research facilities. Our researchers teach and our teachers research, applying internationally-rated research and real life issues to the classroom, ensuring learning is practical and relevant. We've tailored our curriculum to ensure our graduates are perfectly equipped to compete in competitive job markets. We even have a dedicated Employability  service to help our students plan their route into future employment.   Amazing campus and learning facilities Our facilities are among the best anywhere, with more than £200 million invested in creating one of London's biggest and best campuses - part of our commitment to providing an excellent student experience. We have created outstanding learning environments for teaching and research, including state-of-the-art laboratories, workshops and modern lecture theatres. We've also added brand new spaces where you can relax, drink and eat with friends. Our state-of-the-art campus has been shortlisted for the University Facilities Award in the annual Guardian University Awards.       Research with an external focusOur research makes a real difference in the world. Our work does not stop at our campus boundaries. Students and staff are encouraged to collaborate with industry partners, professional bodies and other organisations.We have expert researchers working in a diverse range of areas from vaccines for cancer to investigations of human rights abuses, human behaviour and artificial intelligence. [-]

Cardiff and Vale College

Diploma United Kingdom Cardiff August 2017

Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) is one of the largest colleges in the country – transforming education and training across the capital region of Wales. We have over 20,000 students each year and a large staff team of industry experts, sector specialists and knowledgeable and experienced support teams. We are teaching people in top class industry facilities and centres of excellence across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan; in the community and in workplaces across the r… [+] egion, Wales and the world. We are proud of our student success rate – one of the best in the sector, with 87% achieving their main qualification – 2% above the national comparator. Our focus is not simply on qualifications but also developing the skills individuals and employers require for future success. And it works – with 82% of our students progressing to further study or employment within two months of completing their course. Last year this included an incredible 850 students progressing onto university level study. Our students are given unique opportunities to develop their wider skills, become entrepreneurial and employable and stand out from the crowd. Last year this saw thousands of our students undertake work placements, compete in national entrepreneurial challenges and skills competitions and win more national awards than ever before. We are constantly striving to ensure we are offering the best quality education and training – with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training, Estyn, awarding us a ‘double good’ for the quality of our teaching and learning. Our work with employers is award winning and continuing to grow at pace. We were proud to be named Wales Business Insider ‘College of the Year’ for our partnerships with employers and were also recognised for our leading work in People Development. We are working with partners to transform education and training in our region – developing inspirational new sites and facilities that support individuals, employers and communities for the future. This includes the opening of our landmark £45m City Centre Campus in the heart of Cardiff city centre; creating a stand-out home for CAVC Sport in Cardiff International Sports Campus; and working in partnership with local councils to develop an innovative new school and partnerships to support young people in Cardiff and the Vale. We also believe in the power and scope of the FE sector to support economic development. We remain the only Welsh college to be a member of the Gazelle Colleges Group and one of two Welsh colleges to be a proud member the 157 Group of colleges – all supporting us to share best practice and work collaboratively with stakeholders to champion the sector for the future impact it can bring. Our Vision, Our Mission Our Vision: Inspirational. Inclusive. Influential. Our Mission: Transforming lives by unlocking potential and developing skills Meeting our vision: Cardiff and Vale College has a Three Year Development Plan. This short document sets out our priorities for the next three years that will enable us to fulfil our vision and mission. Click on the document below to download a copy of this plan. Cardiff and Vale College International is a major provider of education and training in Wales. Cardiff, the capital city of Wales is an excellent place to visit and study in. English UK agrees that studying in Wales is a great choice and readers of the Rough Guide books from around the world have recently voted Wales as one of the best countries in the world to visit. Cardiff and Vale College International is located in the heart of city with good transport links and access to the city's amenities. The College has hundreds of international students who come from over 30 different countries. Our support for international students From enquiry to touchdown, to celebrating students' achievements and saying goodbye when students finish their course, Cardiff and Vale College International offers a full time support programme. You can explore more details of the services and advice we offer through the links on the left-hand side of this page. [-]

University of Derby

Master United Kingdom Derby August 2017

The University of Derby - "Inspiring your Future Career" Based on insight key messages will drive employability, ranking (University and Subject specific), campus/student life and testimonials 81.1% of our international graduates are in a graduate job or in further study after completing their degree *DELHE2015 We are ranked in the Top 50, at 48th place out of 119 institutions, in the Guardian University Guide 2017 and are a top 10 university for teaching… [+] quality (Times & Sunday Times League Table 2016). We have a No1 International Student Centre for the second year running *I-graduate International Student Baramoter Ranking 2015  Students are taught by passionate, industry-experienced lecturers who have long-standing relationships with leading employers. They will inspire and support student goals and offer a personal learning experience with one to one support Our commitment to real world learning means that we are continually investing in some of the best university facilities you will find in the UK. Students have the opportunity to work in these unique environments to ensure they get the hands-on practical skills and experience employers are looking for. Arts MA Fashion and Textiles - You will study at our Markeaton Street site which has both traditional and industrial equipment, and advanced new technology in our fashion and textiles' studios and other specialised workshops BA Media Production - This is a practical course where you’ll produce a substantial portfolio of high-quality media production work to impress potential employers. From exciting competitions to collaborative projects with industry, you’ll be challenged to come up with innovative solutions in a range of inter-related media Engineering & technology "We’re committed to developing the next generation of high-achieving scientists, technologists and engineers – ambitious and confident professionals who will go on to shape business and society. This is your opportunity to join a vibrant academic community that will prepare you for a rewarding and exciting career. We look forward to working with you very soon." Professor Nikos Antonopoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology BEng H Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Become one of the elite of the engineering profession – a Chartered Engineer (CEng). This degree is accredited by Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) under strict rules of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. We’re ranked 15th highest amongst all UK universities and 12th for English institutions with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree: HESA 2016. BEng H Manufacturing and Production Engineering - Become one of the elite of the engineering profession – a Chartered Engineer (CEng). This degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. We’re ranked 15th highest amongst all UK universities and 12th for English institutions with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree: HESA 2016. BEng H Mechanical Engineering - Become one of the elite of the engineering profession – a Chartered Engineer (CEng). This degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. We’re ranked 15th highest amongst all UK universities and 12th for English institutions with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree: HESA 2016. Life after graduation – a case study of a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from 2012 LHSS Case Studies - We’ve established a reputation for producing highly effective law graduates who excel in all areas of the legal profession – you can hear from some of them below. Derby Law School is one of the leading centres for the study and teaching of law and justice in the UK. Our law courses inspire, stretch and challenge. 98% of students were satisfied with their Derby Law degree (LLB students responding to the National Student Survey (NSS) 2015) We’ve established a reputation for producing highly effective law graduates who excel in all areas of the legal profession – you can hear from some of them here. LLM - The Derby LLM offers maximum flexibility. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers alike, it provides unrivalled choice and opportunity - enabling you to choose from specialist pathways and modules to build a degree that matches your career aspirations, research pursuits and personal interests. Benefit from our modern approach to teaching law in a global context: you can tailor your coursework and assignments to different jurisdictions, so gaining a truly international flavour of law Read about some of our law students and find out what they think about studying at Derby HRSM The University of Derby is recognised as a Top 10* UK university for degrees in Tourism, Hospitality, Events and Spa Management and offered the first Spa degree in the world. We deliver high quality real world learning enabling students to develop their knowledge and skills within commercial businesses including a high quality restaurant, a major conference, events and exhibition venue, an award winning day spa and exciting placement opportunities. BSc International Spa Management - You will be joining a department with a world-class reputation for pioneering spa management and wellness degrees You’ll study in our inspirational Grade II* listed  Devonshire Dome  in Buxton, a leading spa and hospitality town Study this subject at Derby and automatically  become a member of hosco, the world's leading hospitality careers network for students and graduates Business At Derby Business School, we’re lucky: we simply look around us to find inspiration. Because here, it’s everywhere. In and around Derby, there's a living history of thinking, conceiving and making that has influenced the world. We're proud to be part of it. Shape your future, and Derby's, here with us. MBA Global - Become a successful manager and inspiring leader, fully conversant with global business issues. Our MBA Global and MBA Global Finance are designed for a new generation of ambitious business professionals with a truly international outlook. Gain the strategic knowledge, vision and confidence to innovate, challenge and lead change Education A spark of knowledge might be all it takes to inspire an individual or community to learn, develop and achieve more than they ever imagined possible. If you’re passionate about fuelling that fire and helping others realise their potential, the College of Education offers a choice of courses designed to improve the lives of individual learners and the societies they’re part of. MA Education - Explore education in its fullest sense, from its pivotal role in society to the theories, policies and practices that influence and enhance it. We offer a flexible approach to learning – you can gain a broad-based masters degree or choose to focus on a particular area of interest by taking one of our seven specialist pathways. Read about a MA Education graduate and her experiences here CLANS At the College of Life and Natural Sciences, our courses are specially designed to fuel the minds of the passionately curious. Our expert staff are actively involved in research, and we encourage you to have an active mind at every stage of your learning journey. Awaken your natural curiosity MSc Environmental Assessment and Control - This course is accredited by the  Institution of Environmental Sciences Gain an in-depth and holistic understanding and knowledge of contaminated land and freshwater environments, as well as strategies to prevent, manage, and control contamination of these environments Masters of Public Health - Develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a public health practitioner who can lead, develop and evaluate public health projects Learn alongside an experienced teaching team that is made up of public health specialists, health psychologists and biomedical scientists Contact Tel: 00 44 (0)1332 591698 Email: Skype: Website: Facebook: [-]

London South Bank University

PhD MSc United Kingdom London August 2017

Why choose LSBU For our professional facilities, employer-enhanced courses and city-centre location We're expert at student employability We give our students the skills needed for the workplace and see them quickly employed once they graduate. Our teaching content is built around intelligence we gather from employers, current trends and the University's highly applied research. This way we always know what employers are looking for. Staff have major connections… [+] with industry, and placements and field trips build students' learning experience. Accredited by the professionals Like the best vocational universities, all of our courses are accredited or developed alongside the industry's leading professional bodies. Here are just some of our affiliations: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Bar Standards Board Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Institution of Engineering Designers (iED) Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Financial help is available With low interest, affordable loans available to eligible full-time undergraduate students you don't have to pay your Tuition Fees upfront. Plus, you could also benefit from student funding opportunities offered by LSBU, including scholarships and bursaries. LSBU is in the top 10 London universities for graduate starting salaries (Sunday Times League Table 2015). Our accommodation is the best in London In the 2015 Whatuni Student Rankings, LSBU's student accommodation was voted 'best in London' and fifth highest nationally. Stay with us for affordable postgraduate study We offer 25% off your postgraduate tuition fees if you continue directly on to a postgraduate qualification with us at LSBU in the same year you graduate with a 2:1 from an undergraduate course here. Come to us within five years and there's a 10% Alumni discount. All available through our LSBU Graduate Loyalty Scheme. Student satisfaction We received the highest possible rating for the quality of our education in the last Quality Assurance Assessment (QAA). London at your feet The excitement of the city is always with you in London. Our main campus at the Elephant and Castle is ideally located for you to experience it all. Read our travel instructions and find out more about our location. Investing in first-class facilities In our latest wave of campus improvements, we've invested well over £60m in student buildings and learning spaces since 2005. Our newly-built Student Centre opened in Autumn 2012 and instantly became a hub for learning, support and recreation. We've also transformed a run of landmark Grade II listed buildings into an incubator for start-up businesses and created the Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation. Read more about our campus developments. Qualifications Honours Degrees These qualifications, ie BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons), are designed to give in-depth knowledge and understanding of a particular subject: developing abilities and problem-solving skills as well as practical learning. Foundation Degrees As an alternative to traditional academic degrees, Foundation degrees are designed and delivered in partnership with employers to mix academic study with workplace learning. They equip people with the relevant knowledge, understanding and skills to improve their performance and productivity. If you're already in full-time employment Foundation degrees give the opportunity to continue your professional development in your chosen career while continuing to work. You don't necessarily need traditional academic qualifications to gain entry. Successful students often progress to a one-year top-up Honours Degree. HNCs/HNDs Higher National Certificates/Diplomas (HNCs/HNDs) are designed specifically to provide a skills/career based qualification. These vocational qualifications also provide a route onto our Honours degree programmes. Extended Degrees This degree programme includes a year of study that ensures students have underpinning knowledge and skills before they progress onto more specialist studies in the later years of the course. It's an ideal entry route for students with few, or no, formal qualifications who are returning to education with some relevant work experience. It is also a good option for students who do not have the required subjects/grades at A Level (or equivalent) to be able to progress onto a Degree or Foundation Degree programme. School leavers who have passed at Level 3 but in a different subject to the one they want to pursue at University would also be suitable for these courses. Certificate in Higher Education (CertHE) The Certificate in Higher Education (CertHE) is a university level award in its own right. At LSBU the CertHE can be gained after successfully completing one year of a full-time course in a range of selected subjects. The CertHE is worth 120 credit points and is an internationally recognised university qualification. Having a CertHE can exempt the holder from some of the requirements of a Bachelor's degree, for example it might reduce the length of study necessary to complete the qualification. [-]

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

MSc United Kingdom Glasgow August 2017

Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences . The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences enjoys an excellent reputation across a wide spectrum of disciplines. 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 Scotland’s top law schools, and as the country’s largest provider to teacher edu… [+] cation, we also have significant expertise in developing the professional practice needed to equip modern societies at all levels. 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. Many of our research centres and courses have an international perspective and our Graduate School provides a welcoming and supportive environment for international students to integrate into the University and explore the city and rest of Scotland. Our innovative postgraduate courses are designed to help our students succeed in an increasingly technological age and to do so with social conscience. The Faculty is organised into the following Schools: Social Work and Social Policy Education Government and Public Policy Humanities Law Psychological Sciences and Health Studying in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers an insight into today’s 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. Join our thriving postgraduate community in the heart of Glasgow £32M Investment in study facilities since 2012 Faculty wide research programme Full-time, part-time, and distance learning options Forty-two taught postgraduate programmes across each of our six schools [-]

University of Essex Online

Master Certificate Diploma MSc United Kingdom Colchester August 2017 + 1 more

Welcome to University of Essex Online. If you’re looking to improve your professional career our online distance learning degrees and postgraduate courses are some of the most cost-effective, convenient and flexible ways to do it. Enhance both your education and your career regardless of geographical location, work or personal commitments. By studying a University of Essex Online course, you will receive your qualification from a highly regarded UK university and have a… [+] ccess to all the academic support you would expect to receive on campus. Why study with University of Essex Online? Boost your career and earning potential with skills that are directly transferable to the workplace. Quality teaching from industry professionals combined with the latest online educational technology. We have consistently received outstanding overall student satisfaction ratings from the independent National Student Survey, scoring an average of 92% across all five years (NSS). About us We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses online to both UK and international students that enables them to benefit from a flexible approach to study, while maintaining the quality and support you would expect from a top UK university. Our structured distance learning courses allow you to work towards your degree in a unique virtual learning environment and still have access to all the support and facilities you would expect to receive on campus. Whether you’re a student looking to enhance your professional career or a school leaver who has opted for an income and valuable work experience whilst studying for a degree, online study is a cost-effective, convenient and flexible way to do it. [-]

South & City College Birmingham

Courses Diploma United Kingdom Birmingham August 2017

Over 19,000 students have chosen to study at South and City College Birmingham, making us one of most successful government-funded colleges of further education in the UK. Being in the second biggest city in the UK means there are a range of things for you to do away from your education. We know how important it is to make the right choice about your education and know how difficult it can be to decide which course, college and country you want to study in. At South… [+] and City College Birmingham we want to offer you the best education, best cultural experience and best chance to be successful in the future that any college can. As a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) highly trusted sponsor we are able to offer you a range of courses, from Level 3 through to top up degree. We also have an excellent English department which was recognised as ‘dynamic and vibrant’ by Ofsted - the official inspectors for colleges and schools. If you are looking to improve your English language skills we can offer you the right training and education to meet your needs. If you have any questions, or if you would like to talk to someone about any part of college lifestyle, please contact our international team and we will be happy to help you. [-]

University of Roehampton Online

Master United Kingdom London

The University of Roehampton, London Online The University of Roehampton, London Online offers a range of online masters programs designed to help change lives, transform careers and shape communities. Roehampton has a proud history that dates back more than 175 years through its four colleges. Now ranked the best modern university in London,* students from more than 150 countries have chosen to study online with Roehampton and earn a quality education accredited by… [+] the UK government. Why choose the University of Roehampton, London Online? Studying online with Roehampton means you’ll be earning a QAA-assured UK masters degree from an institution ranked the best modern university in London by some of the UK’s most influential university guides.* When you study online, university fits around your life, not the other way round. In fact, nine out of 10 Roehampton Online students say the flexibility of the online learning experience is as good or better than they expected.** Build your professional network as you study alongside working professionals from around the globe – 92% of students say that shared learning opportunities with other students are as good as or better than they expected.** Pay an all-inclusive tuition fee***, meaning no added costs for books, library access, technology fees or your application. When you graduate, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in our graduation ceremony in London; you’ll also receive exactly the same degree certificate as our on-campus graduates. * The University of Roehampton is a modern university – one of the higher education institutions in the UK that was awarded university status after the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 was passed. The University of Roehampton has the highest ranking of all post-1992 universities based in London, according to the following independent UK university guides: the Guardian University Guide 2016, the Complete University Guide 2016 and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. ** Results calculated by the University of Roehampton, London Online based on the responses of 676 current students who responded to the annual student satisfaction survey in 2014. At the time the research was fielded, this was a response rate of 33%. *** This fee is subject to change over the life of your program. Online learning How will I learn? Learning with Roehampton Online is a live process. Students from around the world take the knowledge they have gained from faculty instruction and classroom debate, and put it to work immediately in their own lives. When do I have to be online? At Roehampton Online, we understand that most of our students have busy careers and active personal lives outside the classroom. Our online learning model has therefore been designed to empower you with the ability to choose when and where you study: No set lecture times Classroom access 24 hours a day Comprehensive support What will I learn? At Roehampton Online, we believe that learning can only be truly effective when it can be applied towards pursuing a brighter future. This is why we design our programs to equip you with practical skills that can be put to work immediately in your community and career. Learning model and programme structure Each of the Roehampton Online masters programs has been designed to help you move forward in your life and follows the same basic structure. Every online program is made up of seven modules and a research project. Every module lasts 12 weeks. You then have a break of approximately two weeks before resuming your studies. Your research project is much like a dissertation, in which all previous leaning culminates in an academic research paper. Modules equate to 20 academic credits while your research project carries 40 credits – but you have 26 weeks to complete that part of your program. Accreditation The term “accreditation” is used differently in different education systems around the world. In the UK, universities have an accreditation status by virtue of degree-awarding powers (recognised bodies) through an Act of Parliament. Maintaining high academic standards is central to Roehampton’s vision. As a UK-based institution, the University complies with the academic standards set by the UK government’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). These standards are the same for all programs — undergraduate, postgraduate and research-based — whether delivered online or on campus. Support At Roehampton Online you’ll receive support from the moment you enquire to beyond the day you graduate, from: Your enrolment advisor – your one-stop shop for advice and information during the application process Faculty – mentors, instructors and facilitators to learning, faculty members are there to provide direction in the classroom Roehampton Employability and Careers Hub – or REACH – provides 24/7 access to resources that can help you find a better job The Centre for Student Success – a learning resource full of video links and services designed specifically to help you succeed The Writing Centre – receive personalised feedback from expert writing tutors and get better at producing academic work Skill units – hit the ground running with your studies thanks to these free short introductory courses Tuition fees In offering an all-inclusive tuition fee,* Roehampton Online aims to ensure that you don’t encounter hidden costs during your studies. The cost of tuition includes your course materials, e-books, library access, technology fees and personal support, as well as additional career-enhancing services. Roehampton Online also offers a range of payment plans to help you pay at a pace that best suits you. Request information to learn more about the tuition fees for your specific program. * The all-inclusive tuition fee means that there are no added costs for books, library access, technology fees or your application. This fee is subject to change over the life of your program. [-]

Middlesex University London

Master MSc United Kingdom London August 2017

At Middlesex University our specialist postgraduate courses never remain static, but are continually modified and enhanced to ensure that you are taught the very latest academic theory as well as the most current professional practice. You will be led by academic staff whose experience spans globally recognised research and leading roles in key areas of industry; tutors who see Higher Education as a place directly connected to the real world of enterprise and endeavour.Enrolling… [+] with us will give you access to one of the few single-campus universities in London, where you will find a calm and leafy learning environment. We offer the very latest and best facilities for learning and recreation, a communal focus where cross-department collaborations are the norm, and a proud heritage that goes back more than 130 years.Our Hendon campus is a short tube train ride from central London, with all its world-class institutions, scholarly communities and vibrant culture. We also have campuses in Malta, Dubai and Mauritius. We take an international view of study and of your career aspirations. We believe that taking your education to the next level is about more than expanding your academic horizons but also about having those extra qualities that make you stand out within your chosen field and in the global job market.Postgraduate students come to us via many routes, from all over the world, taking advantage of our financially accessible study programmes, scholarships and bursaries. Our outstanding 2014 Research Excellence Framework results speak volumes about the increased standing our investigative work has on the world stage, across law, business, the arts and sciences.   Facilities Middlesex have recently relocated many of our facilities to Hendon, so now everything is based on our single, modern campus. There's been £200 million invested, with a new library, state-of-the-art biomedical and technology labs and TV production studios all installed at the uni. The Grove, an £80 million centre for creative courses is one of the newest buildings on campus which is a base for the art, media and design students. Location Based in Hendon, the university is ideally situated for central London - it's just twenty-four minutes journey to Leicester Square - but also has a suburban feel giving you the best of both worlds. Library and study facilities The Sheppard Library boasts inspiring views over London's skyline and offers over 1,000 study spaces so you won't have to scramble to find the best study spot. Open 24/7 in term time it gives you ample opportunity to explore all of the 350,000 books on offer here. Our free e-books scheme guarantees every student will get the core textbook for every module in digital format. This adds up to a huge saving over three years of studying, as well as the convenience of being able to access core material from anywhere without carrying heavy textbooks around. IT There are around 600 computer stations in the library alone and free wi-fi is equipped across campus. You can also borrow laptops for 24-hour periods and you will be given your own email account with storage space so you can easily stay connected with classmates and lecturers. Students at Middlesex enjoy free printing and photocopying for all university work. There are specialist IT staff around to support students on computer and software usage, in addition to web-based support. Careers service The Careers Centre can help pave the way to your dream job by supporting you through your studies. In 2012, over 90% of students who graduated from the university found employment within six months of graduating, so you can rest assured that the careers team will give you some useful advice. From CV building to advice on work placements, you can find it all here. Student Union Our £4.5 million central student hub offers sports and recreation facilities and the Student Union is at the heart of it all. The Student Union’s home is MDX House, an impressive, modern venue where you can unwind with a drink after class or catch some live music later in the evening. As well as organising events, the union - MDXSU - provides advice and support to students on academic and personal issues. Sports The Fitness Pod is Middlesex's flagship fitness facility with a full range of modern gym equipment and personal trainers on hand to offer health and fitness advice. Using the facilities costs as little as £70 for the whole year - much cheaper than signing up to a public gym. There's also a selection of brand new 4G pitches and multi-use courts on-campus so you can play outdoor sports like football, basketball and hockey. Every year Middlesex hosts The Annual Sports Ball, an event which recognizes their students' achievements and development in sport. Throughout the year there are sporting trips, including a ski-trip to France and a mountain biking weekend in Wales. Research Our research makes a real difference in the world. Our work does not stop at our campus boundaries. Students and staff are encouraged to collaborate with industry partners, professional bodies and other organisations.We have expert researchers working in a diverse range of areas from vaccines for cancer to investigations of human rights abuses, human behaviour and artificial intelligence. [-]

University of Exeter

MSc United Kingdom Exeter August 2017

Why the University of Exeter? ‘Exeter’s success is richly deserved…it has consistently embodied the very best in British Higher education.’ Alastair McCall, Editor of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 1. A top ranking UK university, with a growing global reputation We are a Russell Group university ranked 7th in the The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide and in the top one per cent of universities in the world (Times Higher Educati… [+] on). We score particularly highly for ‘international outlook’ and the University welcomes staff and students from over 130 countries. The experience of our overseas students is second to none: in 2015 we won the ‘International Student Choice’ award (WhatUni). Our reputation benefits all our postgraduates who successfully complete their programme or research: the employability rate of our postgraduates actually rose during the recession and our postgraduates are regularly employed with a range of blue chip organisations. 2. Degree programmes developed from leading research We offer over 150 postgraduate programmes. Please see the programme pages here for full details of available opportunities as well as information on funding and fees and contact us using the enquiry form for further information. We are the fastest growing research-intensive university in the UK. Ninety-eight per cent of our research is of international quality and world-leading research can be found in all our subject areas (Research Exercise Framework, 2014). Our postgraduate research students and early career researchers contributed to a large proportion of these papers. All PhD and doctoral students benefit from the support and training provided by our Doctoral College. Prospective PhD students can find out more about studying for a PhD through the online module available on Exeter’s website. Alternatively please use the enquiry form on this page to contact us for more information. Masters students also benefit from our research strength as often are lecturers are also our researchers – those writing the books and research papers. The teaching and knowledge received is at the forefront of knowledge and you will benefit from access to the latest thinking, equipment and resources. 3. Scholarships and funding We offer over 100 fully-funded PhD studentships annually, most of which are open to EU students and some are made available to international students. We also offer numerous scholarships – normally competitive and merit-based – to Masters students. The total package this year exceeds over £500,000 this year, opening up the opportunity for a Masters degree from the University of Exeter to many. Contact us for information on available scholarships. 4. Beautiful campuses and the ideal postgraduate study environment We provide postgraduates with an inspiring and supportive environment in which to study for a Masters or PhD degree. Two campuses are based in the historic city of Exeter while the Penryn Campus near Falmouth offers the very latest academic, research and residential facilities. A safe, student-friendly city, Exeter is consistently rated one of the best places to live in the UK for the quality of its facilities, low crime rate and fantastic countryside, while students based in Cornwall study at a campus where the environment and sustainability underpin much of the research and teaching, in county renowned for its glorious coast and natural beauty. In order to maintain our growing international reputation, we are investing significantly in the very latest facilities. Iconic new buildings like the Forum have been created through a £475 million investment programme in new buildings, research centres, student residences and campus facilities. But ambition and success have not changed the University’s charisma, or the attractiveness of its campuses. Ask any Exeter graduate about their memories and many will talk about the friendliness of staff and students. First class teaching and research combine with a relaxed and approachable atmosphere. Postgraduates are an integral part of the University and are well represented through the award winning Students’ Guild. This offers Masters students support through the Postgraduate Forum and Postgraduate Society as well as a wide range of clubs and societies. ‘There is energy, dynamism and talent at Exeter in great abundance.’ Jonathan Dimbleby, Broadcaster, Honorary Graduate [-]

BPP University

MSc United Kingdom London August 2017

The UK’s only university solely dedicated to business and the professions We are dedicated to preparing you for a professional career. We offer a strong commercial approach, within a business culture designed to help you stand out in the workplace after you graduate. Our programmes are designed in partnership with employers and respected professionals in the fields of law, business, finance and health. Voted the UK's Best Higher Education Provider by Education Investor M… [+] agazine in 2013, we are the UK’s only university solely dedicated to business and the professions. Our links with leading businesses and organisations allow us to provide you with a highly regarded professional education. Our programmes are designed in partnership with employers and respected professionals in the fields of law, business, finance and health. Our tutors, most of whom have real-world practitioner experience, will not only ensure you have the practical skills and academic knowledge needed for success, but that you also have the competitive edge that makes you stand out. We help you with every aspect of establishing your career; from personal consultations, careers events and CV preparation to job searches, application forms and mock interviews. We even continue to support you for a full year after you have graduated. As well as the standard three year degree, we also provide accelerated degrees over two years to reduce the time you invest and get you into your career sooner. Our study centres are located in some of the UK’s most popular locations and you will learn in professional workspaces, with modern resources and the latest technology. We offer many of our law and business programmes at multiple centres. BPP University study centres are based across London, London City, London Holborn, London King's Cross, London Shepherd's Bush, London Waterloo and across the rest of the UK Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Bristol and Abingdon (near Oxford). We are proud of our integrated, multicultural community and welcome students from all over the world to study at one of our centres in the UK’s most exciting cities. International students will be reassured to learn that we have a diverse and multicultural study environment with students from over 100 countries. You will be part of this rich community and surrounded by students who prioritise professional study and their career. We offer English language support for students whose first language is not English. Our Foundation and English language programmes provide an opportunity to improve your English language and gain the necessary study skills and knowledge to prepare you for your degree course. We offer a range of foundation and pre-Masters programmes and levels of English to suit your needs. [-]

University of Greenwich

Master MSc BSc United Kingdom London Medway August 2017 + 1 more

University of Greenwich has most satisfied students in London Sunday Times table shows University of Greenwich has most satisfied students in London   Greenwich has scooped top spot in the London league table for student satisfaction, for the second year running. In the latest Sunday Times University Guide league table, published on 12 September, the university is ranked 26th for student satisfaction, out of 122 institutions in the UK, putting it ahead of all other universities … [+] in the capital.   The results see Greenwich climbing nine places in the Sunday Times table for student satisfaction, compared with a year ago - meaning that it is now in the top quarter of all universities in the UK.   The table is based on the National Student Survey, which asks all third-year students to rate their institutions on a variety of topics, from the quality of their teaching and equipment to their personal development.   Greenwich topped the Sunday Times national league table for student satisfaction for some of its individual subject areas. Star performers were Civil, Chemical and other Engineering courses; Law; and Medical Science and Pharmacy, which were all rated as number one in the country for student satisfaction in these subjects.     The Sunday Times says: "The most satisfied students [in the country] are studying medical science and pharmacy at the University of Greenwich." More than 96% of students studying in these areas said they were satisfied with their degree courses - which was the highest score in the whole of the UK, across any subject.   Greenwich is also ranked as a national top five university for student satisfaction in Business, Management, Performing Arts and Tourism; in sixth place for Maths; and in the national top ten for Politics.   The Sunday Times also places Greenwich in the top quarter of all UK universities when it comes to highest graduate starting salaries.   Tessa Blackstone, Vice-Chancellor of the university, says: "This is an important vote of confidence from our students. These results show how important it is for us to listen to students' views and to act on them. Our ongoing challenge is to make sure that we continue to give every student a great experience of higher education at Greenwich".   Maninder Singh, President of the Students' Union, says the university's high rating is well deserved. "The feedback I receive from students is really positive, not just in terms of the quality of teaching and facilities, but for the guidance and support throughout their time at Greenwich," he says.   "Studying at the University of Greenwich has given me both international experience and a great degree! I know that I have a great career ahead of me thanks to the preparation that I have had at Greenwich.” Read about Ellen’s experience at  [-]

Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)

MSc United Kingdom London August 2017

GCU London is a professional postgraduate university campus of Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), located in an ultra-modern environment in the heart of London. Situated in Spitalfields, one of London’s most attractive locations, GCU London is in proximity to the capitals globally recognised financial and fashion industries. The campus offers a range of MBA and MSc courses, high quality teaching and links with international businesses. GCU London provides students w… [+] ith an enriching and diverse learning experience underpinned by a vibrant international, intellectual and cultural life. We attract students from over 56 countries, from a range of backgrounds from all corners of the world. Career Focus Our university is an institution which believes "careers come first". Excellence in education lies at the heart of our mission; therefore, we aim to equip our students with the necessary skills to excel in their chosen professions by offering high quality, flexible and accessible learning. Campus and facilities The campus provides a leading-edge learning environment, which harnesses the latest technologies and offers modern teaching space for lectures, small-group study, and social learning. GCU London is committed to delivering a high-quality student experience through award-winning support services, and promotes employability and global citizenship in our graduates. GCU London is ideally situated a short walk from Liverpool Street station. A range of accommodation is available close to the campus. The campus also features: Award-winning student support Internationally renowned professors Modern urban style campus set over four floors Small-group teaching rooms Library facilities, including digital access Breakout lounges Roof terrace with 360 degree views of London Group learning spaces Meeting rooms Video conference rooms State of the art computer facilities, including Apple Macs [-]

ESCP Europe Business School

Master France Paris Spain Madrid United Kingdom London Germany Berlin Italy Turin September 2017 + 6 more

Established in 1819, ESCP Europe is the world's oldest business school and has educated generations of leaders and forefront thinkers. With its six urban campuses in Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Turin and Warsaw, ESCP Europe has a true European identity which enables the provision of a unique style of business education and a global perspective on management issues. ESCP Europe’s network of around 100 partner universities extends the School’s reach from European to wor… [+] ldwide. Triple-crown accredited (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB), ESCP Europe welcomes 4,000 students and 5,000 executives from 90 different nations every year, offering them a wide range of general management and specialised programmes. The School's alumni network counts 40,000 members in 150 countries and from 200 nationalities. Together with its long-standing relationships with national and multinational companies, this network allows ESCP Europe to provide unique career opportunities on an international scale.   Through a combination of innovative pedagogy, cross-campus programmes with integrated curricula, and a research-active faculty, ESCP Europe is an essential contributor to the development of a European, cross-national management culture. The aspiration of ESCP Europe is the credo of Europe: to remain faithful to its humanistic values while at the same time anticipating the new ways of the world.   Detecting talent : ESCP Europe is highly selective in its student recruiting. Teaching refinement : We develop refined pedagogy adapted to our different programmes (student and executive) and to our broad range of student origins. Imaginative research : Our Faculty conduct imaginative research raising questions on topics from future options and derivatives to semiotics, published in top ranking academic journals, books, and widespread opinion-leading press. With & for the corporate world : With over 700 company executives presenting their experience, 5,000 managers in corporate executive programmes, and active company involvement through the Chairs and the ESCP Europe Foundation, ESCP Europe has a strong relationship with the corporate world and develops an expertise to support firms competitiveness. European mission: To contribute to the development of Europe, defining a model for European management, interacting intensively with the other regions of the world.  To produce knowledge on European management. To foster the link between European humanistic values and management. Urban & urbane : In & of major European cities, at home through our 5 campuses, at the heart of history, culture, emerging lifestyles and trends and business, proximity with headquarters, innovative projects and companies. Human in a Human World : An education based on mutual learning where human values, the diversity of a multicultural environment, teamwork, fair play, social commitment, and the challenge of ethical dilemmas, construct the framework for managerial values such as accountability, exacting guidance, initiative spirit, attention to detail, social responsibility and for the cultural values needed to understand the world.   [-]

Cranfield University

MSc United Kingdom Cranfield Swindon August 2017

Cranfield is the postgraduate specialist for research and teaching in science, engineering, technology and management. As one of the top five research-intensive universities in the UK, we are making a significant difference in the real world and we do this by working in partnership with some of the world's greatest organisations. Cranfield is world-leading in its contribution to global innovation. With our emphasis on the aerospace, agrifood, defence and security,… [+] environmental technology, leadership and management, manufacturing and transport systems sectors, we have changed the way society thinks, works and learns. We generate and transform knowledge, translating it to the benefit of society. Our partners, from micro SMEs to the largest blue-chip multinationals, from governments across the world to NGOs and charities, tell us this is what they value about Cranfield. Innovation is part of Cranfield’s ‘corporate DNA’, evolved over 60 years of commitment to this agenda. Our work informs policy for governments and produces new technologies and products for the world of commerce. We draw on this pool of research and consultancy to provide our students with a distinctive ‘real-world’ learning environment, allowing them to develop as professionals and transfer their new knowledge to the global economy. This has always been the ‘Cranfield way’ but it has never been more important than in today’s world. Areas of specialisation Aerospace Agrifood Defence and Security Energy and Power Environmental Technology Leadership and Management Manufacturing Transport Systems Water Cranfield facts and figures Student numbers We pride ourselves on our international culture, welcoming students from 106 countries. Staff numbers The success of Cranfield rests on the knowledge, skills and abilities of our staff which are key to our competitive advantage. Finance Our income is spread across teaching, research and other activities. Teaching and research Cranfield is a forward thinking institution where exceptional teaching and research leads to world-changing solutions. University league table rankings University league tables are created to assist students entering higher education and covers institutions offering both undergraduate and postgraduate study. Environment We have set ourselves a challenging target of reducing our carbon footprint by 50% by 2020, which is the most ambitious target in the UK university sector. Our Heritage The theme running through Cranfield’s 60-year history is a commitment to and passion for applied research which makes a difference to the world in the fields of science, technology and management. The forerunner of Cranfield University was the College of Aeronautics, created in 1946 and based at the RAF station in Cranfield, Bedfordshire. Through the 1950s and 1960s, the development of many aspects of aircraft research and design led to considerable growth and diversification into other technologies and into manufacturing and management. In 1969, the College of Aeronautics became The Cranfield Institute of Technology incorporated by Royal Charter with full degree-awarding powers, and new departments were set up to cover the work in the new subject areas, such as the Cranfield School of Management. The last thirty years have seen further substantial progress, including an academic partnership with the Defence Academy, UK, at Shrivenham in Wiltshire. The result is that Cranfield has grown to become the largest centre in Europe for applied research, development and design. Cranfield's awards and rankings Receiving awards Organisations throughout the world have recognised Cranfield’s excellence in teaching and research. Recognitions range from those given to us by the Royal Anniversary Trust which awards the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education, to those made to individual members of staff and departments. As well as awards and accolades, we are also recognised through research rankings such as the Research Excellence Framework (REF) which, in 2014, assessed that 81% of the research at Cranfield University is world-leading or internationally excellent. League tables It is worth pointing out that university league tables, created to assist students entering higher education, cover institutions offering both undergraduate and postgraduate study. As we do not have undergraduate programmes and are wholly postgraduate, Cranfield University is often not included in league table rankings. Business schools are ranked differently and our business school consistently performs well in Business School Rankings. Giving awards We present awards to organisations in some of the areas in which we specialise. Such external awards include The Best Factory Awards which bring together the best manufacturers in the country to share best practice and to celebrate their achievements, and which help to ensure the UK manufacturing industry is at the cutting edge. Each year we also recognise excellence in our student body through a variety of awards presented at our graduation ceremonies. Judging awards The calibre and expertise of our staff means they are frequently invited to be members of external judging panels for industry-related awards given to others in recognition of their business success. [-]

The Open University

Certificate Diploma MSc BSc United Kingdom Milton Keynes August 2017 + 1 more

The OU is the UK's largest university and leads the world in distance learning qualifications in Higher Education. Why The Open University? 1) Flexibility The OU’s range of learning techniques provide flexible learning like no other university Whether you’re at home, at work or on the move; the OU's innovative teaching methods and materials give you the flexibility you need and bring studying to life in a way never seen before. 2) Support … [+] Online support like no other university Consistently ranked in the top 5 for student satisfaction. 3) Career transformation A degree highly valued by employers 80% of the UK's top companies send their staff to The OU 4) Reputation The largest academic institution in the UK With students achieving their potential across the globe [-]

Nottingham University Business School

MSc United Kingdom Nottingham August 2017

With campuses in the UK, China, and Malaysia, Nottingham University Business School has an unrivalled global reach and members of our faculty are among the leading researchers in their fields. With students and staff from all over the world, we offer a unique international experience with opportunities to establish valuable business relationships with global peers. Teaching is underpinned by distinctive research which is recognised nationally and internationally. Our outstanding… [+] programmes and the support we offer our students enable them to excel in a global environment. Nottingham University Business School is recognised as one of the top schools in the world for the quality of its research and teaching in sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The School has pioneered entrepreneurship teaching and research at Nottingham,and was awarded a Small Business Charter by the UK Government in recognition of its role in supporting and developing small and medium enterprises (SMEs). We offer innovative MSc courses for graduates from both business and non-business academic backgrounds, and many of our masters courses are accredited and recognised by professional organisations. Our MSc in Marketing is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) for a Dual Award, while our masters courses in banking are accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI), offering students the Chartered Banker Diploma - the highest award available in world banking. We are one of a select few UK business schools in the world to offer this dual qualification degree. The Nottingham MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBA's (AMBA) since 1993 and includes opportunities to customise in Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Corporate Social Responsibility. The Business School is situated on the University's modern Jubilee Campus, which was opened in 1999 by Her Majesty the Queen. Jubilee Campus is located very close to the centre of Nottingham – a cosmopolitan and vibrant city, regarded as one of the UK's most desirable places to study. Only two hours from London and with excellent transport links, Nottingham is easily accessible from the rest of the UK and Europe.     Rankings In the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework) 70% of our research was rated as either internationally excellent or world-leading, ranking us 6th in the UK by research power. The School is unique in being EQUIS accredited for the sought-after maximum term of five years at all its three locations in the UK, China and Malaysia by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), one of the world's leading accrediting bodies for business schools. In 2016 the Financial Times ranked our MSc Finance and Investment in their Top Global Masters in Finance programmes. Our MBA and Executive MBA programmes are ranked by The Economist MBA Global Top 100. The 2016 Corporate Knights Better World MBA ranking places us 2nd in the UK and 12th globally for our strengths with regard to sustainable business education. Our Executive MBA is ranked second in the UK and salary increase of our alumni after graduation is ranked 1st in The Economist Executive MBA Ranking 2015. The University of Nottingham ranks in the top 1% of universities worldwide in the QS World University Rankings.   Mission Statement   The mission of Nottingham University Business School is to enhance business and management knowledge and practice in a responsible and sustainable way using our global presence through: Influential research of the highest international standard. Outstanding teaching and programmes that enable our graduates and clients to excel in a global environment. Partnerships with external organisations that lead to significant beneficial impacts on public policy, business practice and economic and social well being. A commitment to the overall development and welfare of students and staff within an international community.   [-]

Moreton Morrell College

BSc United Kingdom Warwick August 2017

Our Moreton Morrell College covers 750 acres of countryside and is home to many of our land-based students. 750 acres of countryside A working commercial farm Stabling for over 100 horses Equine therapy and rehabilitation centre An indoor school, a covered outdoor school, a large outdoor riding arena and horse walker Purpose-built farriery teaching unit Traditional brick-built forge and fully equipped farriery Wildlife habitats… [+] including woodlands, wetlands and grasslands Centres for horticulture and veterinary nursing, as well as a large animal welfare centre Construction facility with an open workshop area for brickwork, carpentry and multi-skilling Library Halls of residence Intercampus transport New sports facilities for 2016 Courses for school leavers, degree courses and short courses are all offered at Moreton Morrell College. The list below may not be exhaustive and many of these subjects are run at various levels. Agriculture Animal Welfare and Vet Nursing Brickwork, carpentry and joinery Countryside and Environment Equine and Farriery Floristry and Flower Arranging Forestry, Tree Management and Arboriculture Sport, Sport Therapy, Fitness and Leisure College Information To support our students in their studies we have specialist resources and facilities. Our equine facilities consists of stabling for over 100 horses, an indoor school, a covered outdoor school, a large outdoor riding arena and horse walker. We also have a purpose built farriery teaching unit ,and our blacksmithing area has a reputation as one of the best in the UK. We have a full working farm which is an independent commercial unit, allowing students to get real hands-on experience with a large dairy herd. We also have a fully equipped farriery from where we run our blacksmithing courses. For the countryside students we have wildlife habitats including woodlands, wetlands and grasslands. There are purpose built centres for horticulture and veterinary nursing, as well as a large animal welfare centre. The campus also houses a construction facility which has an open workshop area for brickwork, carpentry and multi-skilling. The library is situated in the former polo school and provides up to the minute resources for all students. Our Sports Academies are based at Moreton Morrell and give all students the opportunity to take part in sport alongside their course. There are two levels of membership: Performance Academy, open to all students and Elite Academy for students with potential or previous elite sporting experience. Students at this centre tend to stay in halls of residence which are on campus. There are five halls with rooms for 270 students. Intercampus transport is provided with good links to and from the Leamington Spa campus. [-]

The College of Contemporary Health

Master Courses United Kingdom London August 2017

The College of Contemporary Health (CCH) is dedicated to training the large number of health care professionals needed to attend to health problems related to 21st Century lifestyles. These include obesity, mental illness, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome and other similar health concerns. The governance of CCH rests with its board of directors who are suitably experienced to guide the institution. Similarly, oversight and direction for academic offerings, policies… [+] and approaches is provided by experts in obesity management and education through the members of the Academic Advisory Board (AAB). CCH has worked to fulfill a vision for combating contemporary health problems. Such contemporary health problems are debilitating to individuals and also have a significant impact on the social, cultural, economic and financial affairs of those individuals, their families and communities. Indeed, modern maladies such as obesity, diabetes, mental health, chronic fatigue, and other health concerns, have tipped the balance of wellbeing in society in the wrong direction. Our mission is to make the healthcare profession in the UK the most obesity literate in the world. To do this we draw on the available expertise, goodwill, and passion of stakeholders of the obesity epidemic and other contemporary health issues to significantly reduce the presence and effects of such threats to national wellbeing. Collaboratively developing contemporary healthcare educational programmes enables us to make a difference as individuals and in a collective effort promote the development of innovative healthcare solutions. Equally, such programmes will raise national awareness of the scope and scale of specific contemporary health concerns as it garners a shared sense of responsibility among the stakeholders who are committed to being part of the solution. [-]

Kingston University London

Diploma MSc United Kingdom Kingston August 2017

Led by Learning What we do is straightforward. We help undergraduates, postgraduate and research students, organisations and others to learn; promote scholarship; advance professional practice; disseminate new ideas and discoveries through our research and knowledge transfer; and support learning within the region in which we are located. As a community of scholars, students and staff dedicated to learning we share responsibility for developing the full potential of ourselves… [+] and others. The landscape of higher education is changing, and we must respond both to those developments and to the changing needs of the communities we serve. At Kingston we believe that learning is the most powerful way of improving societies and communities; it is a vital component of addressing global transformation and achieving economic development. We are, and will continue to be, highly international as well closely linked to our local community; and we will continue to provide courses that are relevant to business and the workplace, and to conduct high-quality research because all these things lead to better learning. We are also proud to be a University which encourages and supports those who have hitherto been excluded from higher education. Our students will want to learn, to change and to be challenged. Our systems, our estate and our processes are all there to support better learning. The ability to adapt, evolve and innovate is critical to creating a successful future, and our contribution is through learning. Our purpose and the objectives of this plan are intended to enable that success and thereby also achieve our vision. We will implement this strategic plan through a series of core underlying strategies and their operational plans, as follows: Academic Education Research Enterprise Support People Finance Estates and Facilities Information Communication Civic Engagement Each objective in this strategic plan will be associated with a specific underlying strategy, with a nominated leader who will be accountable for its delivery. We will ensure integration of the plan and the underlying strategies through four cross-cutting programmes: the Student Experience Programme the Staff Experience Programme the Stakeholder and External Partner Programme the Sustainability and Resources Programme We will measure success in achieving the strategy through a set of Indicators of Success with associated Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Our vision To be internationally recognised for a creative approach to education that has practical outcomes which benefit people and communities. Our purpose To develop potential, transform lives and improve the world around us. To be led by learning in all that we do: enabling others to learn, continually learning ourselves and pushing the boundaries of learning through teaching, research and enterprise and professional practice. We value Rigour, curiosity, excellence and originality. Innovation, creativity and enterprise. Consideration, courtesy and collegiality. Breadth, diversity and individuality. At the heart of what we do are: Learning, Enquiry, Professional Practice We will encourage and support high quality teaching and research. Our teaching will be informed by research and best practice. We will create, test, share and spread knowledge for its own sake. All our academics will engage in the development of their discipline. We will be self critical and learn from what we and others do. We will enable our students to leave with the best possible degree they can attain so that they have choices and the skills needed for fulfilling professional employment; therefore all students will have opportunities for placements, work in an international environment and activities outside the curriculum. We will develop strategies to support all who can benefit from a Kingston University education, regardless of background, so that they can participate fully and complete it successfully. We will only admit students who have the ability, commitment and potential to complete their course; when a student does fail or drop out, we will treat this as a failure of the University. We will only do things that we can do well. We will review our portfolio of courses regularly; we will develop courses that address our students' needs and we will withdraw from areas with poor outcomes or which are not sustainable. Enriching Lives We will continue to be a cosmopolitan, London-based university with an international outlook and a diverse student body. We will develop people to be independent thinkers with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to contribute to society through constructive challenge and to have fulfilling lives. We will be a University of choice for students with ambition to thrive in a complex interconnected world. Our courses and opportunities will meet our students' needs and maximise our graduates' choices and employment prospects. We will be a broadly-based university and seek to maximise the opportunities this gives our students by offering common programmes that deliver interdisciplinary benefits. We will demonstrate the economic, social and cultural impact of our research and how it benefits individuals, the community and the environment. Our staff will have opportunities to develop their skills and abilities; they will all have a personal development plan and undergo regular performance appraisal. Our appointment, reward and promotions systems will underpin good performance and will support research, teaching, professional practice and administration. Respect for Individuals, Communities and our Environment We will review our processes regularly to ensure that they focus on the needs of our students and staff. We will act ethically to minimise our impact on the environment; we will include issues relating to sustainability and ethics in the curriculum. We will encourage volunteering and engagement with local and other communities. We will be welcoming and outward looking, blurring the boundaries between staff and students, the University and the community, and will work closely with local and regional communities to develop an engaged Civic University. We will engage and work with businesses, professional networks and partners to enrich the lives of our students, alumni and staff and to provide mutual benefit. The Kingston community will be courteous, collaborative and entrepreneurial. We will be known for our collegial, supportive culture, ignoring internal and external boundaries to provide the best possible education for our students. We will operate efficiently, optimise our resources (including diversifying our income sources) and ensure the future viability of the university. We will make sure that our physical and our virtual working environments are fit for purpose for students and staff; we will continue to create spaces and systems that support both individual and collaborative learning anywhere, at any time. [-]


Courses United Kingdom London August 2017

At FutureLearn, we want to inspire learning for life. That’s why we offer a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses and content from some of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions. Our aim is to connect learners from all over the globe with high quality educators and with each other. We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, with plenty of opportunities to discuss and reflect on what you’ve studi… [+] ed, in order to make fresh discoveries and form new ideas. Courses are delivered one step at a time and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life, rather than your life around learning. We are a private company wholly owned by the Open University, with the benefit of over 40 years of their experience in distance learning and online education. Our partners include over 80 of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material, including the British Council, the British Library, and the British Museum. Why it works FutureLearn offers you a powerful new way to learn online. Every course has been designed according to principles of effective learning, through storytelling, discussion, visible learning, and using community support to celebrate progress. Learning through storytelling Each partner university has designed a complete learning experience, presented by leading academics in their field. Rather than broadcast long classroom lectures, ideas are introduced via high quality videos and articles. You can then discuss what you’ve learned, testing your new knowledge with interactive quizzes that offer helpful responses and the opportunity to try again if an answer is wrong. Every course tells a story, step by step, with challenges and helpful tips along the way, to test and build your understanding. Discussion for learning We learn best when we share and debate ideas with fellow learners, to understand their different experiences and perspectives and to fill the gaps in our own knowledge. But not everyone likes being social, so rather than sending our learners off to separate discussion forums, you can add your comments alongside the content. You can start by reading what other people have to say about the topic, and then join in when you’re ready. If you particularly like a comment, you can choose to follow its author so that you can easily find the people and comments that are of the most interest to you. We’ll be building on these concepts of ‘discussion in context’ and ‘following’ over the coming months, so that social learning feels less like a forced conversation and more like a chat with friends about your ideas and what you’ve learned. Visible learning One way to enhance learning is to make the process visible, so that you know what is coming next, where you are in the course and how far you have come. The To Do list gives you an overview of the course, showing the activities for each week, and keeping a record of what you’ve completed. The profile page provides a summary of your own activity, including your courses and any comments you have made. We shall be extending these with further signposts for the course and indications of your progress. Community supported learning An intensive tutoring model can’t work for massive-scale free courses, so we need to offer online support without a large network of tutors. The solution is to harness the power of the community, where learners can make immediate use of their newly acquired skills by sharing their knowledge with their peers. Following other learners is part of a powerful system we are building that will allow you to acknowledge good contributions and promote people who offer helpful advice, and to develop your own reputation. In this way, success comes not just from passing an assignment and completing a course, but also from making a contribution to the FutureLearn community. Massive-scale social learning All these approaches need to work with huge numbers of learners, so that comments don’t just flash past, and reputations can be built over time. That’s why we decided to create a new massive-scale social learning platform, drawing on expertise from The Open University, BBC, social media designers, as well as our FutureLearn partners. It’s a new way of learning. Notes Visible learning is inspired by the work of John Hattie, to find out more, visit Our principles Ten principles that guide how we design and build FutureLearn. Open Wherever possible, we encourage our partners to make course content open and discoverable, to link out to the best of the web and take part in the online discussion. We strive to make course content accessible on as many devices as possible and to all visitors. We share our development process and the reasoning behind our business decisions via channels such as our blog. Listen to our learners Feedback from our learners is at the heart of our development process: both in terms of course content and features of the platform. We constantly iterate and improve based on feedback and observing how people are learning. We release features as quickly as possible and learn from how real people use them. And then we make them better. Tell stories Narrative is important. We want to inspire our learners to go on a journey and know where they are and where to go next. The narrative includes times to watch, listen and read, space for conversation, moments of quiet reflection and climaxes of assessment. We use storytelling to communicate ideas in fun and engaging ways. And we always let learners catch up. Provoke conversation Conversation happens in context and is integral to the learning experience. Social interactions are open by default to encourage vicarious learning and allow all to benefit from the discussion. We encourage everyone to be sociable because one of the best ways to learn is through talking with others. Embrace massive We seize the opportunities that a large number of people learning together affords: the specialist knowledge that exists in the group; the number of people online together at one time; the way ideas flow around a network; and how crowds can help surface the best content. And we learn from watching how a large group of learners behave. Create connections We encourage learners to make connections to provide mutual support, challenge their ideas and remove the loneliness of distance learning. We create spaces for small groups to come together and reach shared understandings. Keep it simple We try to avoid complexity wherever possible. We use down-to-earth language and make the experience as friendly and welcoming as we can, and encourage our partners to the same. We design for the common use cases. If a feature is useful but only to a few, we will resist the temptation to include it, in order to keep the platform easy to use by all. Learn from others We borrow from the best of broadcasting, games and social media to create an engaging and enjoyable learning experience. We draw on the vast knowledge and experience that exists in The Open University and among our consortium of partners, who will also share their wealth of experience as educators with each other, to create the best possible final product. Celebrate progress We motivate our learners by breaking the journey into small steps. Each step is bite-sized to make the learning visible, help learners see progress quickly and regularly reflect on what they have learnt. We celebrate every step of progress, both small and large. There is no such thing as dropout: we encourage learners to take from the experience as little or as much as they desire. Embrace FutureLearners We want to create a community of lifelong learners, and provide the stepping stones from one journey to the next. Our visitors are FutureLearners, not students of a particular university. [-]

University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology

MSc BSc United Kingdom London

The Faculty of Science and Technology is located in the heart of London, and provides a supportive and enriching educational environment for all students, enabling you to reach your full potential and to prepare you for professional life. The Faculty offers a broad range of courses across the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects, and is divided into five academic departments – Biomedical Sciences, Computing, Engineering, Life Sciences and Psychology –… [+] each staffed by supportive and experienced academics. Our high-quality teaching is informed by our internationally recognised research, which encompasses a wide range of disciplines. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise a proportion of the research outputs in all subject areas were judged to be at world-leading and internationally excellent levels. Our teaching is also underpinned by our wide-ranging links to industry and professional bodies, with most of our courses offering some form of professional recognition which may lead to professional membership on graduation. The range of bodies which accredit or recognise our courses includes: Association for Nutrition; British Acupuncture Council; British Computer Society; British Psychological Society; Engineering Council; European Herbal and Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association; Health and Care Professions Council; Institute of Biomedical Sciences; Institution of Engineering and Technology. Our diversity and multi-disciplinary culture gives students exposure to a wide-reaching science community, creating a friendly and inspiring place to study. All of our departments are based at Cavendish Campus which has undergone an extensive multi-million pound programme of renovation, and continuous investment in our facilities means we can offer all students access to state-of-the-art laboratories. These facilities will equip you with the technical know-how for your future career, and all our courses have a strong emphasis on developing and using your practical skills. Significant numbers of our students also continue into further study. [-]

Brunel University: College of Health and Life Sciences

MSc United Kingdom Uxbridge August 2017

The College of Health and Life Sciences specialises in courses that enable our graduates to make a real difference to the world around them. Through our key strategic partnerships we aim to make Brunel University London a key part of health research in the UK. Whether it is through medical breakthroughs that aid those suffering from disease, research designed to aid elite athletes improve their performance or programmes to train the next generation of health professionals,… [+] we aim to produce graduates who stand willing and able to make a difference. Welcome from the Dean Professor Paul HellewellI am delighted to introduce you to the College of Health and Life Sciences. The College is comprised of two departments that cover life sciences, clinical and health-related subjects across a number of disciplines. We strive for excellence and to contribute enthusiastically to the University’s priorities: advancing excellence in our academic provision; crossing institutional boundaries on the basis of innovation and preparing our graduates for success. Our vision is to be a College that is distinguished by excellence in education and the learning experience, that conducts world leading research, and ensures it's activities have a real impact on human health. Professor Paul Hellewell [-]

Brunel University: College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences

MSc United Kingdom Uxbridge August 2017

College vision Named after the prodigious and famous British engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it is particularly important that our engineering and design courses are of the highest standard. Our college is inspired by the ethos of his legacy and our students are always encouraged to be curious and creative in their respective fields. The College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences offers a challenging but supportive environment where excellence and enterprise… [+] is at the heart of everything we do. Together, we produce ground-breaking research and educational programmes that tackle and answer issues that affect all of society, such as research into the use of healthcare tools around the world. Facts and Figures 484 postgraduate researchers 1023 postgraduate taught students 3374 undergraduates 4881 total students 5 departments 7 subjects 4900 student population in 2013/14 323 academics 78 admin staff 35 technical staff Engineering Facilities Rapid prototyping machines, engine testing suites, fluids, structures and materials labs, civil engineering and geotechnical laboratories make up just part of the wide range of engineering facilities within the School. Design Facilities Metal Fabrication Laboratory, Metal Machine Shop, Model-making Workshop, Plastic Fabrication Lab, and Woodworking Workshop. For more information, please visit our Design Facilities page. Electronics Facilities Our electronics facilities comprise of several well equipped labs, and include full PCB production capabilities. For more information, please visit our Facilities page. Computing Facilities Over 300 computers are available to our students across a variety of well-equipped computer rooms within the School - many of which are available 24 hours a day. These are in addition to the central computing facilities of the University. For more information, please visit our Facilities page. Multimedia Facilities We have a number of multimedia laboratories, including a music technology suite, a video edit suite, a digital broadcasting laboratory, which are well equipped with cutting edge facilities, such as three large stewart screens (available for both 2D and 3D presentations), a Vicon motion capture suite, and a unique system used in many various industries, including film, TV and animation. There are also computers devoted to unique multimedia programmes. Therefore, students can focus their interests and skills with programmes that require specialist knowledge. [-]

Kensington and Chelsea College

Courses Diploma United Kingdom London August 2017

Welcome to . Ensuring that you are on the right course is important to us which is why we have a team of dedicated, qualified advisors ready to help and support you in making this decision to study with us. Our friendly, supportive staff are on hand to make sure you have a brilliant experience from the word go. This includes our highly qualified teaching and lecturing staff who are among the best industry connected and award winning tutors you could wish for. Our courses… [+] also come with a strong focus on giving students access to unique learning experiences. These include masterclasses and networking opportunities with industry professionals, to entrepreneurial and training opportunities such as selling work on London’s iconic Portobello Market, to work placements with high-profile employers including Hemingway Design and Chanel. Both of our main centres are based in vibrant, exciting locations in the heart of London. Our is by the famous King’s Road, whilst our Kensington Centre is in the heart of trendy Portobello. The College also has strong links and partnerships with many of the world-class organisations surrounding it, which has led to some amazing experiences for our students including jobs at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum. The success of our students is one of the many things that make us stand out as a College. Each year we produce some of industry’s brightest stars such as our former millinery student Justin Smith, who helped create the headpiece worn by Angelina Jolie in Disney’s ‘Maleficent’. The success of our students is matched by our high-profile national and international reputation for world-class excellence in Creative Arts including Fine Art, Fashion, Millinery, Photography, Design and Sculpture. Our Higher Educational and Access to Higher Education courses are also exceptional. Whilst our Management and Professional Development courses, along with our vocational courses in Health and Care, Hair and Beauty, Business and Professional Studies and Multimedia, are some of the very best in the area. We are also proud to say our was graded outstanding by Ofsted. We also know each student is looking for something different, which is why we offer hundreds of opportunities from full time, part time and evening courses to Higher Education, work-based learning and Apprenticeships. [-]

University of Bolton

Bachelor Master Courses Certificate Diploma MSc BSc United Kingdom Bolton August 2017 + 4 more

With a student body of around 11,000 you will get the best of all worlds at the University of Bolton. You will be based on a modern, compact campus where no-one feels anonymous and, with small teaching groups on many courses, you can be sure you are a name, not just a number. Bolton itself is a friendly, thriving town close to the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool. Our teaching quality has consistently won the highest ratings possible from the Government's quality… [+] control agency and we have professional accreditation for more than 30 of our teaching programmes. There are currently 192 Academic staff members of whom 130 hold PhD degrees. This represents 67.7% of PhD holders amongst the Academic staff. Our Ethos The University of Bolton is a public resource for professional knowledge and learning, working with and on behalf of people and organisations to solve practical problems. We strongly believe that learning is fundamental to the transformation of individuals and society. We are unrelenting in our desire to stay abreast of commercial, social, cultural and economic change and incorporate its impact in our courses and in our work with partners. We celebrate excellence in others and willingly bring their good practice back into the university and into our partnerships. We are proud that all elements of society are fully represented among our staff, students and partner organisations. We embrace diversity and value difference. We show adaptability, rigour and flexibility in identifying and meeting the needs of individuals and organisations. We respect and value the traditional role and achievements of scholars and universities, while seeking to create a model of higher education which is focused on professionalism, innovation and application. [-]

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Bachelor Master Certificate MSc BSc United Kingdom Cardiff August 2017 + 2 more

Located in an exciting, modern European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a global university. We are continually investing in our students' future and provide education and training opportunities that are accessible, flexible and of the highest quality to students from over 140 countries worldwide.​​​​ The university has been integral to the City of Cardiff since 1865 and we pride ourselves on being a strong, sustainable and student-centered univers… [+] ity, focused on the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of Cardiff and southeast Wales; promoting student employability, applied research and knowledge transfer. Focus on employability All our schools specialise in courses that are career orientated and have been designed in conjunction with business and industry. Through work placement programmes, professional accreditations and opportunities to study abroad, our focus on employability has ensured that 95.6% of our graduates enter employment or further study within six months of graduation. Learning and teaching Our approach to learning, teaching and assessment is underpinned by high quality academic standards, working in partnership with students, the development and embedding of technology-enhanced learning and assessment, and research informed teaching. Our objective is to develop creative, resilient and sought-after graduates with aptitudes, skills and experiences that enable them to make an impact in their chosen profession or pathway. Learning and teaching will always be at the heart of what we do at Cardiff Metropolitan University and we hope you fully experience our efforts to maintain a personal touch within a friendly and supportive learning environment.​ A global university Cardiff Metropolitan University is proud to be associated with a number of high-calibre partners in the UK and internationally. The University's close alliance with its Associate College, the London School of Commerce and overseas partnerships offering our programmes in Egypt, Korea, Lebanon, Morocco, Sri Lanka and Singapore means that students from over 140 countries are able to study Cardiff Metropolitan University degrees and MBA programmes. [-]

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

MSc United Kingdom Oxford August 2017

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Oxford Brookes University brings together the teaching and research expertise of two former Schools; Life Sciences & Health and Social Care and the Department of Psychology. The Faculty consists of four departments: Department of Biological and Medical Sciences Department of Clinical Health Care Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health Psychology Social Work and Public Health Department of Sport and Health… [+] Sciences We have a long standing reputation for the quality of our teaching and research, with a warm and supportive environment in which to learn. We provide foundation, undergraduate, post-qualifying, postgraduate and research study opportunities across a wide range of subject areas including biological and medical sciences, environmental sciences, health and social care, psychology, sport, exercise and nutrition.   Teaching locations Within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences teaching takes place at the following locations: Ferndale Campus, Swindon Gipsy Lane site (Headington Campus), Oxford Harcourt Hill Campus, Oxford Marston Road site (Headington Campus), Oxford Mill Court osteopathic clinic, Oxford   [-]

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School

MSc United Kingdom London August 2017

The University of Westminster was founded as Britain's first polytechnic in 1838. Since then it has developed into a university that combines both metropolitan and cosmopolitan dimensions, and which is closely involved in business, professional and academic life within London, as well as overseas. The University has always been, and continues to be, imaginative in recognising new needs and developing appropriate offerings for its many target markets. The University also… [+] has a strong and historic commitment to promoting equality and embracing diversity. As a place to work or to study, we strive to strengthen our reputation as a welcoming and inclusive organisation. Vision The experience we offer A vibrant learning environment – fostering innovation and creativity, informed by practice, inspired by research, focusing on the globally relevant areas in which we excel. The difference we make We are building the next generation of highly employable global citizens to shape the future. Our international reputation As a global university located in a world city, we are home to over 5,000 students and 500 staff from overseas. Westminster has a reputation for excellence in professionally relevant teaching and learning and for high quality research. Offering over 300 degree courses, we place particular emphasis on providing international opportunities for Westminster students in order to ensure that we provide an environment where students can develop skills, competences and knowledge required by the global economy. We are proud of our long history of global relationships and have partnerships across the world – connections we continually strive to strengthen and deepen. Our world-leading research, produced in partnership with global industry and educational institutions, has a real impact in the world around us. Mission We will shape the future of professional life by: being a diverse, vibrant and inspirational learning environment establishing the University of Westminster as the leading practice-informed teaching and research university being a responsive, metropolitan and cosmopolitan university serving the needs of diverse communities embedding internationalisation, employability and green-thinking in all that we do Values Courageous: We know that without risk there's no innovation. We're bold enough to question ideas, provoke new ways of thinking, strip away the superfluous and focus on those things at which we can excel. Connected: We are an integrated team. We are about trust, collaboration and connectivity across our different disciplines and throughout the world. Generous: We respect and celebrate diversity. With a generosity of spirit, we value emotional intelligence as well as knowledge, empowering each other and enabling our students to realise their full potential. Excellent: We demand excellence. We understand the importance of critical thinking, discipline and responsibility, and we expect the very highest standards of ourselves and our students. Sustainable: Green-thinking is at the heart of all we do. Our common goal is to respect the planet and we are committed to sustainable practices, both on the global stage and in our own working environment. OUR HERITAGE The University of Westminster boasts a rich history and has been providing students with academic excellence, cultural engagement and personal enrichment since its inception as The Polytechnic Institution in 1838. Here you can find out a little bit more about our unique heritage, and the traditions of excellence that help to shape the University today. A place for pioneers The Westminster story began in 1838, when Sir George Cayley opened the Polytechnic Institution at 309 Regent Street in London. In 1881, philanthropist Quintin Hogg, bought the Royal Polytechnic Institution building and moved his Young Men’s Christian Institute into 309 Regent Street, which soon became the publicly funded Regent Street Polytechnic. Since then, our education institution has secured a reputation as a place for firsts. These include: the first polytechnic in the UK (1838) the opening of the first public photographic portrait studio in Europe (1841) the venue for the first public moving picture show in the UK, organised by the Lumiere brothers (1896) organising the first marathon race (at the London Olympics) over the now traditional distance of 26 miles, 385 yards (1908) offering the first degree courses in Photographic Science, Photography, and Media Studies (1960s and 1970s) the first modern university to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade the UK’s first Partner University for UN Habitat, the agency which deals with human settlement and development. The Polytechnic Institution Established under the chairmanship of the distinguished scientist Sir George Cayley, The Polytechnic Institution at 309 Regent Street was created in order to demonstrate new technologies and inventions to the public and played a significant role in the popularisation of science. In 1841, the name changed to The Royal Polytechnic Institution when Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, became Patron. The Regent Street Polytechnic During the 1860s, Quintin Hogg, a young business man, began to provide basic education for some of London's poorest children in the slums of Covent Garden. Hogg developed his vision to provide educational, social, sporting and social opportunities for young working men in The Young Men's Christian Institute. He purchased 309 Regent Street in 1882. New day and evening courses in technical and commercial subjects were introduced to support the expanding economy as London became the world's largest city. The Polytechnic became publicly funded in 1891 and was re-named the Regent Street Polytechnic. During the First and Second World Wars courses were directed towards the war effort, taking the lead in retraining the large numbers of disabled soldiers returning from war. Polytechnic of Central London (PCL) 1970-1992 The 1960s saw a major new expansion scheme for the Regent Street Polytechnic, transforming it into a multi-site institution. A new site in Marylebone Road was to house a college of architecture and advanced building technologies, while a second new site in New Cavendish Street was to house engineering and science. By the time the new buildings had been completed, the Regent Street Polytechnic had been merged with Holborn College of Law, Languages and Commerce to form the Polytechnic of Central London (known as PCL). The newly formed Students’ Union played host to several leading bands of the era, including Jimi Hendrix and Cream. Pink Floyd also formed at the Polytechnic at this time. PCL was one of 30 new polytechnics formed in 1970, awarding degrees from the Council of National Academic Awards. Throughout the next 20 years, PCL continued its commitment to part-time and evening education, and pioneered an extensive programme of short courses for mid-career professionals that attracted more than 20,000 students a year. University of Westminster 1992- the present PCL gained University status in 1992, bringing the right to award its own degrees and to participate in publicly funded research. Today’s University, with 22,000 students, is far bigger than its predecessors and is structured into four campuses – Cavendish, Harrow, Marylebone and Regent. Our expanding overseas activity has resulted in the University being awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2000 and again in 2005. [-]