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For further information about Applied Language Studies courses visit the School
of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages website at westminster.ac.uk/sshl
RESEARCH IN APPLIED LANGUAGE STUDIES
FRENCH
Research is focused around the work of our two research groups: the Francophone Africa, Caribbean
and Pacifc Research Group, which focuses on the political and cultural relations between France and
the French-speaking world, and the Group for War and Culture Studies, which considers the impact of war
on European cultural production in the 20th century. Contact Professor Debra Kelly (E: kellyd@westminster.
ac.uk) or visit westminster.ac.uk/facprg
LINGUISTICS AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Our research in Linguistics and English Language at Westminster has particular strengths in lexical history
and categorisation, creole linguistics and contact languages, practical phonetics, and pedagogical research
on language teaching. In the 1990s Westminster founded the Creole Linguistics Research Group, to foster
and promote research in the feld of creole studies, and since then has overseen a series of publications in
the Westminster Creolistics Series. More recently, we launched the annual Interface with Linguistics series,
which seeks to explore and promote the use of linguistics research outside of academia.
The Department also currently co-hosts the AHRC-funded fve-year project, The Lexis of Cloth and Clothing
in Britain c.700-1450, which involves collaboration with the Middle English Dictionary at Ann Arbor,
Michigan, the Anglo-Norman Dictionary at Aberystwyth, and the Historical Thesaurus of English
project at Glasgow University. Contact Dr Louise Sylvester (E: l.sylvester1@westminster.ac.uk), or visit
westminster.ac.uk/linguisticsresearch
We also have an extensive modern languages evening programme providing tuition in more than
25 languages from Arabic to Turkish. Contact Marianne Sharp (T: +44 (0)20 7911 5000 ext 2060,
E: sharpm@westminster.ac.uk), or visit westminster.ac.uk/elp
SHORT COURSES/CPD
We offer a range of courses focusing on English as a Foreign Language at various levels throughout the year,
including summer courses (E: ef@westminster.ac.uk, or visit westminster.ac.uk/ef).
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`ou| ||s| |u|uuuuo s|ou|u |o
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oxoo|o|co v|| u|so |o co|suo|ou
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so| ,ou |vo |os| ||u|s|u|o|s |o c|oc|
,ou| |u|uuuuo couoo|o|co
This highly professional course, open to you if your frst language
is Arabic, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian or Spanish, will
prepare you for a career in translation. It will give you the skills to
produce commercially acceptable translations of specialised technical
and institutional texts from English into your frst language, and
vice versa, applying insights drawn from the study of linguistics
and translation theory. You will also learn how to revise and edit
translations, subtitle flms, and research specialised subjects for
professional assignments.
Course content
The course features three core modules; Main Language (the
translation of specialised technical and institutional texts from English
into your frst language); Second Language (the translation for
information purposes of similar texts from your frst language into
English); and the MA Project or Thesis.
There is also a wide range of option modules, which are available
subject to demand. These are: Advanced Arabic Language Skills
• Advanced English Language Skills • Computer-Assisted Translation
• Cross-Cultural Communication • Developing Professionalism for
Translators • Editing Skills (language(s) subject to annual confrmation)
• European Union: Procedures and Perspectives • Field Study
(a work experience module) • Introduction to Interpreting Skills
(language(s) subject to confrmation) • Principles of Economics
and Finance • Principles of Science and Technology • Sociolinguistics
• Subsidiary Language • Subtitling • Translation Theory • Written
Discourse Analysis
Related courses
Conference Interpreting MA • Translation and Interpreting MA
Bilingual Translation MA
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Soo westminster.ac.uk/fees
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¹|s cou|so v|| o|oou|o ,ou
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`ou uus| |uvo u u|vo|s|, uou|oo
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u| oxco||o|| couuu|u o| ,ou| ||s|
|u|uuuuo |o| / |u|uuuuo¦ \o u|so
co|suo| uoo|cu|o|s ||ou ||oso
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v|| ||u|s| | ,ou v|| |oou |uo||
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u|u|,|cu| s|||s u|u u| ||o|os| |
cu||o|| u||u|s u|o|u v|| |ox|||,
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|os| ||u|s|u|o|s |o c|oc| ,ou|
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This course is one of only two in the UK recognised by the
International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC), of
which the course leaders and most of the lecturers are members.
The Postgraduate Diploma was founded in 1963 by a former chief
interpreter at UNESCO, and we have offered the MA since 1998.
This is a highly interactive course, with a strong team spirit and a
constructive and practical approach to conference interpreting. We
have good working relations with the European institutions, and
trainers from the European Parliament and Commission come to
work with our students. Working interpreters from these and other
international institutions, including the United Nations and NATO,
make up the panel of examiners for the Diploma. We also have
close ties with our partner institutions in the European Masters in
Conference Interpreting (EMCI) consortium.
Course content
The course emphasises the development of interpreting skills in both
consecutive and simultaneous interpreting. The curriculum covers
booth etiquette, glossary preparation, memory exercises, note-taking
techniques, public speaking, sight translation and voice coaching.
All students will take the Postgraduate Diploma. The MA builds on
this, allowing you to undertake a research project in conference
interpreting. All students will take the modules Consecutive 1,
Simultaneous 1 and Preparing for the Profession in the frst term; those
taking the MA will also take either The European Union: Procedures
and Perspectives module, or Interpreting as Cultural Practice: the
United Nations.
There is a mid-year progression test at the end of the frst term and
successful students will progress to do the modules Consecutive 2,
Simultaneous 2 and Preparing for the Profession. MA students will
also take the MA Thesis module. In the second term, you can spend
two weeks at an EMCI partner institution, and there is also the
possibility of visiting an international organisation to learn more about
the profession.
Related courses
Bilingual Translation MA • Technical and Specialised Translation MA
• Translation and Interpreting MA
Conference Interpreting MA
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Soo westminster.ac.uk/fees
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u|u ||o||u|o|u| o|uu|su|o|s
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`ou v|| |oou |o |u|o u ||u|s|u|o|
|os| |o usco||u| ||u| ,ou u|o u| ||o
|u|| |ovo| |o |o|o|| ||ou ||o cou|so
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This course is only suited to native speakers of the target language
who must have postgraduate competence in that language, and those
with a degree or equivalent in the source language. You are expected
to translate into your frst language, and study one language
combination only in any given year. The courses will start in the third
week of January.
The course is offered from English into Czech/Slovak, French,
German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish,
and from French, German, Japanese, Polish, Russian and Spanish
into English.
The Diploma in Translation (IoLET) is a widely recognised initial
postgraduate qualifcation for working translators, and for those
who wish to embark on a career as a professional translator. A
programme of translation-related workshops complements the course,
and the University is now an Institute of Linguists exam centre.
Course content
The course includes the main areas of translation covered by the
Diploma in Translation exam. The emphasis is on general translation
skills and Unit One in the frst term, semi-specialised areas and Units
Two and Three (business, literature, technology, social science,
science and law) in the second term, and revision and exam skills in
the third term.
Related courses
Diploma in Translation (IoLET) Exam Preparation
Diploma in Translation (Institute of Linguists Educational Trust)
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Soo westminster.ac.uk/fees
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This course is only suited to those who have registered for the
Diploma in Translation (IoLET) exam in the following January, and
have already started preparing for this. The course provides you with
fnal training in the various skills needed by translators and Diploma
in Translation (IoLET) exam candidates. You are expected to translate
into your frst language, and study one language combination only.
Courses are offered from English into Czech/Slovak, French,
Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish and from French,
German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish into English. The Diploma
in Translation (IoLET) is a widely recognised initial postgraduate
qualifcation intended for working translators and for those who wish
to embark on a career as a professional translator.
An optional programme of translation-related workshops
complements the course. The University is now an Institute of Linguists
exam centre.
Course content
The course covers the main areas of translation covered by the
Diploma in Translation exam, through the study of past exam
papers or texts of similar type and content. The emphasis is on
revision and exam skills such as time management, effcient lexical
research and fast decision making. A mock exam is incorporated in
the course provision.
Diploma in Translation (Institute of Linguists Educational Trust)
Exam Preparation
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u|u ||ouso ||o|o|o|o|s | ||o
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`ou s|ou|u |uvo u ||s| uou|oo
u|||ouu| uu|u|o ||uus|s v||ou|
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oouvu|o|| | ||u|s| s |o| ,ou| ||s|
|u|uuuuo /|| uoo|cu||s |u|o u|
o|||, |os| co|ss||u o| v|||o| u|u
o|u| couoo|o||s
This course, which is subject to approval, focuses on providing you
with highly professional training aimed at the interpreting market,
and the opportunity to build on your existing language skills to
develop a career in this area. The course is suitable whether English
is your frst language or not, and involves interpreting with one main
language (Chinese, French, Italian, Polish and Spanish) and English.
It includes consecutive interpreting, simultaneous interpreting and
public service interpreting, in addition to the MA thesis and a range
of option modules.
The course resources include an extensive collection of volumes
and electronic materials in our library, a state-of-the-art language
laboratory, and conference interpreting facilities. Our teaching
staff, including full- and part-time visiting lecturers, are experts
in interpreting and other specialist felds. You will also be allocated
a personal tutor and provided with academic guidance by the
course team.
Course content
The emphasis of the course is on practical training in the different
areas of interpreting, aimed at developing your skills to a high level
and learning about the professional environment. You will also learn
new relevant skills through the option modules available.
The core modules are: Consecutive Interpreting • Public Service
Interpreting • Simultaneous Interpreting • Thesis (research on an
interpreting topic)
Option modules include: Cross-Cultural Communication
• Developing Professionalism for Interpreters • European Union
• Principles of Economics and Finance • Principles of Science
and Technology
Teaching involves both class contact and independent study, and
methods include lectures, workshops, seminars, group and project
work, research and interpreting assignments. Assessment ranges
from interpreting assignments to essays, presentations and projects.
Related courses
Bilingual Translation MA • Conference Interpreting MA • Technical
and Specialised Translation MA • Translation and Interpreting MA
• Translation and Linguistics MA
Interpreting MA
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`ou s|ou|u |uvo u ||s| uou|oo
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This course provides you with highly professional training aimed
at the translation market, and the opportunity to build on your
existing language skills to develop a career in that sector. The course
is suitable only if English is your frst language, and is based on
translating two main languages into English, complemented by an
MA component and a range of option modules.
The course resources include an extensive collection of volumes and
electronic materials in our library, and computer labs equipped with
translation memory and machine translation software. The teaching
staff, including full-time and part-time visiting lecturers, are experts
in translation and other specialist felds. You will also be allocated a
personal tutor and given academic guidance by the course team.
Course content
The course emphasis is on practical training in translation, developing
your skills to a high level and learning about the professional
environment. The core modules are two main translation languages,
chosen from French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. You will
translate institutional texts (such as economic, political, legal and
EU texts) and technical material. You will also be able to learn new
relevant skills through the option modules. The MA component is
either a Thesis or a Project (an extended translation with a preface
and annotations).
Option modules include: Computer-Assisted Translation
• Cross-Cultural Communication • Developing Professionalism
for Translators • Editing Skills • Field Study (work placement)
• Introduction to Interpreting Skills • Principles of Economics and
Finance • Principles of Science and Technology • Sociolinguistics
• Subsidiary Language (from a range of languages) • Translation
Theory • Written Discourse Analysis
Related courses
Conference Interpreting MA • Translation and Interpreting MA
• Translation and Linguistics MA
Technical and Specialised Translation MA
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This course provides you with highly professional training aimed at
the translation and interpreting markets, and the opportunity to build
on your existing language skills to develop a career in those sectors.
The course is suitable whether English is your frst language or not. It
involves translation with one main language (Chinese, French, Italian,
Polish or Spanish) and English, consecutive and liaison interpreting,
the MA Thesis or Project, and a range of option modules.
The course resources include an extensive collection of volumes and
electronic materials in our library, and computer labs equipped with
translation memory and machine translation software. The teaching
staff, including full-time and part-time visiting lecturers, are experts
in translation, interpreting and other specialist felds. You will also be
allocated a personal tutor and be given academic guidance by the
course team.
Course content
The course emphasis is on practical training in translation and
interpreting, developing your skills to a high level and learning
about the professional environments. The core modules are
Translation, Liaison and Consecutive Interpreting and either the
MA Thesis (research on a translation or interpreting topic) or the
MA Project (an extended translation with a preface and annotations).
You will also learn new relevant skills through an extensive range of
option modules.
Options depend on your pathway, and include: Computer-
Assisted Translation • Cross-Cultural Communication • Developing
Professionalism for Translators • Editing Skills • European Union
• Field Study (work placement) • Introduction to Interpreting Skills
(in a second language) • Principles of Economics and Finance
• Principles of Science and Technology • Sociolinguistics
• Subsidiary Language • Subtitling • Translation Theory
• Written Discourse Analysis
Teaching involves both class contact and independent study, and
methods include lectures, workshops, seminars, group and project
work, research, translation and interpreting assignments. Assessment
ranges from translation and interpreting assignments to essays,
presentations and projects.
Related courses
Bilingual Translation MA • Conference Interpreting MA • Technical
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This course provides you with highly professional training aimed at
the translation market, and the opportunity to build on your existing
language skills and to develop your knowledge of linguistics.
The course is designed for students whose frst language is
English. It is based on translating one main language (from Chinese,
French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish) into English, two
linguistics modules, either the MA Thesis (research on a translation or
interpreting topic) or the MA Project (an extended translation with a
preface and annotations), and a choice of option modules.
The course resources include an extensive collection of volumes and
electronic materials in our library, and computer labs equipped with
translation memory and machine translation software. The teaching
staff, including full-time and part-time visiting lecturers, are experts
in translation, linguistics and other specialist felds. You will also be
allocated a personal tutor and given academic guidance by the
course team.
Course content
The course emphasis is on practical training in translation, developing
your skills to a high level and learning about the professional
environment. You will also learn new relevant skills through the option
modules, and build on your knowledge of linguistics.
The core modules comprise Translation from one main language into
English (including both institutional and technical texts), and Written
Discourse Analysis, in addition to the MA Thesis or Project. Another
linguistics module is taken, alongside further option modules from
the following list: Computer-Assisted Translation • Cross-Cultural
Communication • Developing Professionalism for Translators
• Editing Skills • Field Study (work placement) • Introduction
to Interpreting Skills • Principles of Economics and Finance
• Principles of Science and Technology • Sociolinguistics
• Subsidiary Language • Translation Theory
Teaching involves both class contact and independent study, and
methods include lectures, workshops, seminars, group and project
work, research and translation assignments. Assessment ranges from
translation assignments to essays, presentations and projects.
Related courses
Conference Interpreting MA • Technical and Specialised
Translation MA • Translation and Interpreting MA
Translation and Linguistics MA
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This course focuses on a formal theoretical approach to the structure
of human language, examining areas such as phonetics and
phonology, syntax, and a range of linguistic theory topics. You will
also be able to study a variety of more applied linguistic modules that
will develop your understanding of linguistics.
The course will give you a sound knowledge of the underlying
workings of human language. It’s suitable for students who have
studied linguistics modules at undergraduate level, and others who
may not have studied linguistics previously, but who have taken allied
disciplines such as psychology, philosophy, or teaching English as a
foreign language.
The course is hosted by the Department of English, Linguistics
and Cultural Studies, and is based at the University’s Regent Street
headquarters building. The Department has a 40-year tradition
of linguistics teaching and research, and members of staff have
conducted research on aspects of linguistics, sociolinguistics, creole
linguistics and bilingualism.
Course content
The Linguistics MA offers you a broad-based educational experience
with a range of choices, including interdisciplinary study. Alongside
the core study subjects, the course option modules give you the
chance to specialise in areas of particular personal and/or
professional interest.
If studying full-time, you will study 180 credits in one academic year;
if part-time, you will normally complete 180 credits in two academic
years. You will study three core modules (20 credits each) and submit
a 60-credit Dissertation, as well as choosing three 20-credit modules
from the list of options. Not all option modules will be offered in any
one year.
Core modules: Dissertation • Phonetics and Phonology • Syntactic
Theory • Topics in Linguistic Theory
Option modules: Creole Linguistics • Cross-Cultural Communication
• English Language Teaching Methodology: Theory and Practice
• History of the English Language • Languages for Specifc
Purposes • Materials Development • Media and Technology
• Sociolinguistics • Testing and Assessment • Translation Theory
• Written Discourse Analysis
The main teaching mode is through weekly two- or three-hour sessions
for each module, which include tutorials, seminars, practical sessions
and workshops. There is also independent self-directed study, and
you will be prepared for the Dissertation via structured sessions in
research methodology. Assessment methods include submitted course
work (such as essays, reviews and exercises), although there are no
formal examinations.
Related courses
TESOL MA
Linguistics MA
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This course introduces you to a range of analytic techniques for
a variety of text types, including prose fction, poetry and drama.
You will develop a vocabulary for linguistic description and a range
of approaches to the analysis of literary texts. You will also consider
some of the recent developments in the study of literary linguistics
which came out of the desire for social and contextual analysis in
the study of language.
Here the focus is on the production and the reception of texts,
and you will discuss approaches including critical discourse analysis,
cognitive poetics and text world theory, as well as various techniques
of analysis based in the study of pragmatic stylistics.
Course content
Core modules: History of English • Literary Linguistics 1 • Literary
Linguistics 2
Option modules, choose three from the following: Cross-Cultural
Communication • Linguistics • Phonetics and Phonology • Reading
London • Reading/Re-Reading • Reading the Nation • Re-Reading
Modernism • Syntax • Translation Theory • Victorian Explorations
• World Englishes
Having completed the taught component, you will be given
supervision to support you in your written dissertation of
10-12,000 words
Related courses
Cultural and Critical Studies MA • English Literature: Modern and
Contemporary Fictions MA • Linguistics MA
Literary Linguistics MA
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study and robust practical application and skills development in
English language teaching. It provides advanced training for TESOL
professionals, and examines the latest developments in TESOL
methodology and related issues. You will develop the practical and
professional skills involved in TESOL, along with the ability to analyse
and apply theoretical perspectives to practical situations.
The course enables you to develop your skills in argument,
synthesis and critical expression of TESOL issues, and apply them
in different teaching contexts. You will also enhance your advanced
skills of research, presentation and analysis in TESOL contexts.
Nurturing ongoing professional development and skills in pursuing
further independent research is an important aspect of the course,
enabling you to make a full contribution to professional development
in your specialist area.
Course content
The course consists of three core modules and a range of option
modules. The Language and Learning: Description and Analysis core
module introduces in-depth exploration of the core concepts in the
description and analysis of language and language learning, with
specifc reference to English language teaching and second language
acquisition. The Current Developments in Language Teaching core
module examines a wide range of current practice and developments,
including communicative competence in language learning and
teaching, language teaching methodology, and discrete and
integrated skills. The Dissertation is the third core module.
The option modules are: Cross-Cultural Communication
• Educational Management in TESOL • English Language Teaching
Methodology: Theory and Practice • Languages for Specifc
Purposes • Materials Development • Media and Technology
• Sociolinguistics • Testing and Assessment • Translation Theory
• Written Discourse Analysis
Related courses
Creative Writing: Writing the City MA • Linguistics MA • TESOL and
Creative Writing MA
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The course provides a unique combination of theoretical academic
study, robust practical application, and skills development in English
language teaching, with a particular focus on using creative writing
in the classroom as a signifcant part of the teacher’s portfolio of
skills. The course is part of a suite of Masters courses hosted by
the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, and
is based in the University of Westminster’s headquarters building
at 309 Regent Street.
Course content
The MA consists of fve core modules (including the Dissertation) and
one optional creative writing module, and is offered both full and
part-time. Full-time students study 180 credits in the academic year,
while part-time students will normally complete 180 credits in two
academic years.
Core Modules: Creative Practice • Current Developments
in Language Teaching • Dissertation • Language and Learning:
Description and Analysis • Using Literature in English
Language Teaching
Option Modules: Confict and the City (Writing Drama) • Language
and the Imagination (Poetic Writing) • Tales of the City (Prose Writing)
Teaching methods include weekly two-hour lectures, tutorials, seminars,
practical sessions and workshops, together with independent student
directed study. The Dissertation module consists of preliminary
workshops focused on relevant research skills followed by individual
tutorials with your supervisor. Assessment is through course work in
the form of essays, reports, oral presentations and creative writing
portfolios, as well as the fnal 12-15,000-word dissertation. There are
no formal examinations.
Related courses
Creative Writing: Writing the City MA • TESOL MA
TESOL and Creative Writing MA
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RESEARCH IN ARCHITECTURE AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
The School of Architecture and the Built Environment is actively involved in research, consultancy and
knowledge transfer. Our work is commissioned by the EU, research councils, central and local government,
government agencies, the private sector, and a variety of charitable bodies.
Research and consultancy is carried out by fve subject-based research groups, although staff often
carry out interdisciplinary studies within the University and with external partners. As a UN-Habitat Partner
University, Westminster is also building international links with institutional partners in both developed and
developing countries, focused on sustainable cities research.
For more information on our research and ongoing projects, visit westminster.ac.uk/schools/architecture/
research, or contact Professor Nick Bailey, School Research Director (E: baileyn@westminster.ac.uk).
THE ARCHITECTURE RESEARCH GROUP
The research strategy for this Group is based on two clusters. Experimental Practice examines
innovative approaches for the design of buildings and cities, and imaginary or polemical proposals.
Historical and Cultural Studies enriches architectural history and theory through extensive use of other
approaches, drawn from the feld of cultural studies. For more information, contact Professor Murray Fraser
(E: m.fraser@westminster.ac.uk).
PROPERTY AND CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH GROUP
Our research interests include: construction labour economics; economic theory applied to the construction
industry and property sector; feasibility studies of construction projects; international construction and
property; policy aspects of construction and property; specialist contractors; and the role of trade associations
and trade unions. For more information, contact Dr Stephen Gruneberg (E: s.gruneberg@westminster.ac.uk).
CENTRE FOR TOURISM RESEARCH
The Centre’s distinct research focus is on tourism in cities and metropolitan areas. Our interests include:
airport management; business tourism; city image; conference and event tourism; tourism in national capitals
and world tourism cities; social tourism; sports tourism; tourism and city development; and tourism policy. For
more information, contact Professor Robert Maitland (E: r.a.maitland@westminster.ac.uk).
For further information about Architecture and Built Environment courses visit the
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TRANSPORT STUDIES RESEARCH GROUP
We specialise in research into the planning and management of all modes of transport, at local, national and
international levels. For more information, contact Professor Austin Smyth (E: smytha@westminster.ac.uk).
URBAN RESEARCH GROUP
We are a cross-disciplinary group of researchers whose combined interests cover the felds of housing
and related social policy; international development; regeneration; urban and regional planning;
urban design; and urban studies. For more information, contact Professor Marion Roberts
(E: m.e.roberts@westminster.ac.uk).
CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PRODUCTION OF THE
BUILT ENVIRONMENT (ProBE)
The School also jointly runs (with Westminster Business School) the Centre for the Study of the Production of
the Built Environment (ProBE). ProBE co-ordinates and instigates research into social processes and people,
producing the structures and spaces that frame the urban and rural environment locally, nationally and
globally. For more information, contact Professor Linda Clarke (E: clarkel@westminster.ac.uk).
SHORT COURSES/CPD
Most of the courses in the area of the built environment relate to the various professional disciplines, including
architecture, planning and building. Many come under the heading of CPD, which is increasingly becoming
a mandatory requirement for maintaining membership in many professions. There are also short courses in
particular areas of research strength. For more information, contact Scott McCririe-Hallman (T: +44 (0)20
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stage of professional training. This professional qualifcation is
prescribed by ARB for Part II and is validated by the RIBA. The
emphasis of the course is placed on innovative design work, and
on developing a challenging and critical approach to the study
and practice of architecture.
Course content
The course investigates the wide range of issues pertinent to the
practice and study of architecture in contemporary culture and society.
We foster a diversity of choice, interpretation and direction, both in
the project work and more academic research. The course focus is
extended to confront more sophisticated design programmes (whether
in formal, technical, professional or urban terms) that require a
rigorous and self-critical approach. A specialised investigation into
architecture and its historical or theoretical contexts may take the form
of speculative projects or research related to writing a dissertation.
The course has three principal objectives: to develop your ability
as an architectural designer through project-based experimentation;
to present a constructive and rigorous intellectual evaluation and
critique of your work within a broad cultural context, and in terms
of the technical, economic and legal restraints of contemporary
architectural practice; and to encourage an articulate explanation
and representation of the quality and value of your design work.
Core modules: Applied Technical Studies • Design Development
• Design Project 1 • Design Project 2 • Digital Representation
• Dissertation • History and Theory/Dissertation Introduction
• Major Design Project • Professional Studies/Case Study
• Strategic Report • Technical Studies in Practice
Related courses
Once you have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma, you are
eligible to register for Part III: Professional Practice in Architecture in
order to gain entry to the UK Register of Architects.
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This is the third and fnal adjunct of architectural education, which is
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and expanded, and is designed to take place during the second
period of mandatory practical training after the completion of the
Diploma and Part II. You can complete the course in 12 to 24 months,
depending on your employment circumstances, and it can also be
taken as part of an MA.
Course content
Core modules: Architectural Project Management • Case Study • Law,
Regulations and Professional Services • Professional Development
Architecture (Professional Practice) Postgraduate Diploma
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This course offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced
postgraduate research in one of the UK’s leading architectural
departments – indeed, one of the best in the world. The course
combines high-level investigations into historical/theoretical ideas
with innovative design approaches, all set within a challenging
intellectual environment. Staff who teach on the course are deeply
immersed in the very latest developments in architectural history,
theory and design research. Our location in the world-leading
architectural milieu of London offers even further incentive for
students to pursue the highest standards of innovation in research.
Course content
The course has been designed specifcally as a fexible and responsive
programme open to a whole spectrum of graduates in architecture
and cognate design felds. It is designed to enable students to
determine appropriate methodologies for research in architecture
and design, and to use these techniques to formulate intellectual and
creative work which investigates specifc aspects or issues within the
broad feld of architecture.
The range of optional and specialist modules offered allows you
to develop your individual learning trajectories through the in-depth
study of specifc subject areas, which involve theoretical components
as well as practical applications. A series of theory-rich modules will
stimulate you to analyse current trends in architecture, design theory
and practice on the basis of your research and critical judgement,
and use these insights to produce high quality written work in a
scholarly manner.
In parallel, a set of design-oriented activities encourages you to
develop your artistic, aesthetic and intellectual vision through the use
of a wide range of media, in order to produce individual proposals
with a high level of spatial, material and formal resolution. The course
is taught within a dynamic learning environment that comprises
seminar-based sessions along with studio-based activities, suitably
integrated by a wide range of lectures, tutorials, site visits, research
training sessions, and independent study periods.
Core modules: Critical Issues in Architecture • Major Thesis Project
• Picturing London • Selected Specialism: Applied Practice
• Selected Specialism: Theoretical Context • Thesis Development
Related courses
Architecture and Digital Media MA • Architecture, Cultural Identity
and Globalisation MA
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The use of digital technology is now a central feature of architectural
design. But while conventional computer modelling, drafting and
visualisation form part of the syllabus for many architecture courses,
the implications of new technologies such as parametric design and
physical computing continue to provide the scope for research and
innovation in design. This course gives students who are already
conversant with conventional digital design tools and architectural
theory the chance to develop new skills in digital media, understand
their application, and explore the possibilities for the integration of
computer technology into design practice.
Course content
In the context of a vibrant digital design culture, including
digital prototyping, animation, parametric design and interactive
environments, you will examine the impact of digital media technology
on architectural theory and design. By addressing a range of different
technologies and techniques, the course enables you to assess the
value and appropriateness of these technologies. Centred primarily
on project-based work, attempts to theorise the use of digital media
in architecture also draw on ideas derived from flm theory, art history,
philosophy and critical theory.
The course modules are: Applied Animation • Major Thesis Project
• Programming and Computational Design • Site and Motion
• Theory and Positioning • Thesis Development
Related courses
Architecture MA • Architecture, Cultural Identity and
Globalisation MA • Interior Design MA
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Although emphasis is placed on studio-based architectural and
environmental design, this course has been devised to attract a wide
range of graduates from the construction industry or others with
an interest in broader environmental concerns, sustainability and
collaborative design. In addition, the course will be appropriate for
students seeking employment in multidisciplinary design practices
or in the technological, development and environmental departments
of central and local government, or with sustainability consultants.
The course has been created to provide an in-depth appreciation
of the impact of socio-economic, climatic, sustainability, energy,
architectural, environmental and other associated infuences on the
design and procurement of buildings. A basic understanding of the
principles of building science and environmental design criteria would
be benefcial, but is not essential.
Course content
The course gives you the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary
and trans-disciplinary learning and debate, with a view to further
academic and/or professional achievement. Particular emphasis is
placed on the evaluation of the impact of strategic environmental
thinking, policy determination and integrated working methodologies
on architectural design and procurement.
The international construction industry constitutes the contextual
framework for the course, which subsequently interrogates the
fundamental principles of building performance and correspondences
with design, detailing and specifcation, particularly with respect
to thermal, visual and sound criteria and comfort. You will be able
to develop understanding and skills lying outside, or between, the
commonly perceived boundaries of educational and professional
operation. A global overview will be provided with reference to
varying climatic types and a range of political and socio-economic
infuences, policies, strategies and agendas.
The course also involves scrutiny and application of the principles
of building science, and other applied sciences, including thermo-
dynamic, lighting and acoustic modelling. Specialised CAD
simulation, prediction and evaluation packages will also be employed
as design and performance tools.
The course modules are: Architectural and Environmental Systemics
• Environmental Determinants • Environmental Management Systems
• Simulation, Prediction and Evaluation • Thesis Project • Thesis
Research and Development
Related courses
Architecture MA • Architecture and Digital Media MA
Architecture and Environmental Design MSc
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This course explores the relationship between cultural identity
(race, gender, ethnicity, etc) and architecture in the context of an
increasingly globalised world. An examination of the history of
Western architecture and architectural discourse reveals that, for the
most part, issues of race, gender, ethnicity, nationality and the intense
cultural changes brought about by globalisation do not fgure in the
study of architecture or the built environment.
However, in a number of disciplines parallel to architecture,
important questions concerning cultural identity have arisen which
have challenged perceived notions of truth, beauty, power and form.
In literature, cultural studies, postcolonial studies and gender studies,
to name but a few, the question of ‘difference’ has been explored in
new, complex and innovative ways. The course believes these issues
are also central to architectural design and research, and offers you a
unique opportunity to participate in this stimulating and increasingly
relevant body of knowledge.
Course content
The course promotes multimedia investigations and innovative
methodologies beyond the usual architectural design processes.
A primary objective of the course is to contextualise works of
architecture to reveal how wider cultural infuences and global
networks inform their production. This is done through examining key
theoretical discourses from the disciplines of architecture and cultural
studies, undertaking experimental design projects, and evaluating the
work of architects, artists, and flmmakers.
You will explore a range of techniques to engage, interpret and
design for communities and clients, based on an in-depth
understanding of their complex cultural contexts. There is a strong
emphasis on international transformations of notions of cultural
identity (explored in part through the course’s international feld trip),
combined with a focus on London as a historical and contemporary
centre for cultural exchange.
The ultimate objective of the course is to produce graduates who
are ‘culturally sensitive designers’. The course team is made up of
dedicated individuals with considerable experience in the subject
area. The team, together with visiting academics and practitioners,
promote a dynamic studio environment which fosters creativity and
is characterised by debate, dialogue, and exchange.
Course modules: Design Project 1 and 2 • Major Thesis Project
• Representations of Diaspora, Cultural Identity and Difference
• Theories of Identity, Culture and Globalisation • Thesis Development
Related courses
Architecture and Digital Media MA • Interior Design MA
Architecture, Cultural Identity and Globalisation MA
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This course aims to develop your comprehensive understanding
of the physical and subjective qualities in reading and making
interior space within an architectural context. Individual interests
are supported within a programme that encourages speculation and
experimentation and values informed expression in the resolution of
design issues.
Course content
A range of design and theory modules consider applied design,
architectural graphic design, branding, commercial retail design
and intervention, as well as examining the sensory nature of interior
place making. You will also consider the effects of cultural, social and
historical shifts that shape the changing signifcance of interior design
as a distinct discipline within architecture.
The course modules are: Interior Design Case Study • Introduction
to Design Computing • Making Interior Space • Retail Design
• Thesis Development • Major Thesis Project
Related courses
Architecture MA • Architecture and Digital Media MA • Architecture,
Cultural Identity and Globalisation MA
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These two innovative postgraduate construction courses are aimed at
graduates who are already in construction-related employment, and
who aspire to senior positions in the felds of project management
and commercial management.
The courses aim to develop your awareness of the importance
of construction projects to clients, and the context and constraints
within which projects are procured and undertaken. You will gain
greater knowledge and understanding of the theories, concepts,
principles, techniques, and intellectual and practical skills needed
for the project management and commercial management of
construction projects. You will have the opportunity to plan
and implement a personal research project related to project
management or commercial management.
Course content
In the frst year, students on both courses take the same modules:
Construction Economics, Corporate Management, Procurement and
Risk Management.
In the second year students take specialist modules related to their
pathway. For Construction Commercial Management there are two
specialist modules, Construction Law and Commercial Management.
For Construction Project Management this will involve a double
module based on Project Management Delivery. In addition, students
on both courses take an option module and undertake a Dissertation
(double module), which will incorporate a course in research methods.
The design of the course recognises the signifcant challenges
of combining postgraduate-level study with full-time professional
employment. The blended learning approach aims to offer learners
fexible access to the core content, while still providing the discipline
and structure of regular attendance at the University.
Construction Commercial Management MSc
Construction Project Management MSc
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Those looking to understand and advise on housing law need a
critical appreciation of how the issues affect a number of other
disciplines, such as multi-agency working. This course will provide a
legal, policy and practical foundation to the subject of housing law. It
addresses the multiskilled nature of complex housing problems and,
by developing your critical and analytical skills, will enhance your
employability within an increasingly multidisciplinary environment.
This course is particularly relevant to mature students making
crucial career decisions in a complex, rapidly changing housing
and legal environment. You may be contemplating changing career,
moving to a specialist role, looking to continue along a current career
path or, with no clear professional route yet mapped out, you may be
interested in the course purely for its intrinsic value.
Course content
You will achieve a Postgraduate Diploma if you successfully complete
four taught modules plus a self-directed study project module. If you
successfully complete three modules, you can receive the Postgraduate
Certifcate after one year.
If you pass all the Postgraduate Diploma modules with an average
mark of 60 per cent or above you can progress to study the
MA, dependent upon an interview. The MA is awarded after the
completion of a dissertation (12-15,000 words) analysing a housing
law issue over a one-year period of self-directed study.
Core modules: Domestic Violence, Law and Policy • Homelessness
and Tenancies • Legal Method • Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour
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Project of 8-10,000 words by self-directed study, with guidance.
Length of course
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uuo|c, ||u| uou|s v|| uouos|c
vo|o|co o| uuo|cos ||u| uou| v||
u||socu| |o|uvou| |uo|o,o|s
|oou |ous|u o||co|s uuvco
vo||o|s u|u o||o| |o||uv,o|s |o
|uvo u c||cu| uoo|ocu|o| o| ||o
ssuos su||ou|u|u u|u u||oc||u
|ous|u |uv u|u oo|c,
Entry requirements
`ou v|| |o|uu||, |o|u u ||s|
uou|oo o| uoo|oo|u|o oouvu|o||
ouu||cu|o| uvu|uou |, u
|ocou|sou |s||u|o| /oo|cu|o|s
u|o o|cou|uuou ||ou cu|uuu|os
v|| |o|||uu|o|u| ucuuouc
|uc|u|ou|us |u| v|| su||cu||
vo|| oxoo|o|co u| ||o uoo|oo|u|o
|ovo| /u|u|o s|uuo||s u|o
co|suo|ou |uvou|u||, ¹|oso
v|oso ||s| |u|uuuuo s |o| ||u|s|
v|| |oou u| |||¹S sco|o o| c'
Housing Law and Policy MA
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su|u| |o|u suc| us u vo|u||u|,
uuo|c, ||u| uou|s v|| uouos|c
vo|o|co o| uuo|cos ||u| uou| v||
u||socu| |o|uvou| |uo|o,o|s
|oou |ous|u o||co|s uuvco
vo||o|s u|u o||o| |o||uv,o|s |o
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ssuos su||ou|u|u u|u u||oc||u
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Entry requirements
`ou v|| |o|uu||, |o|u u ||s|
uou|oo o| uoo|oo|u|o oouvu|o||
ouu||cu|o| uvu|uou |, u
|ocou|sou |s||u|o| /oo|cu|o|s
||ou cu|uuu|os v|| |o|||uu|o|u|
ucuuouc |uc|u|ou|us u|o
o|cou|uuou /oo|cu||s ||ou suc|
|uc|u|ou|us vou|u |o oxooc|ou
|o |uvo su||cu|| vo|| oxoo|o|co
u| ||o uoo|oo|u|o |ovo| /u|u|o
s|uuo||s u|o co|suo|ou |uvou|u||,
¹|oso v|oso ||s| |u|uuuuo s |o|
||u|s| v|| |oou u| |||¹S sco|o
o| c'
This course allows you to fulfl the professional requirements for
membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing. The MA is a
professionally oriented course that examines both theoretical and
practical issues relevant to housing policy. It offers a challenging
and refective course of study, which considers the context and
background to key debates surrounding housing, regeneration
and sustainability.
Course content
The core modules examine issues relating to development, fnance,
law, management, policy and strategy, and offer the opportunity
for in-depth research in the dissertation module. The overall aim of
the course is to enable you to think strategically and operate as a
refective practitioner.
Core modules: Dissertation/Project (60 credit module) • Housing
and Public Finance • Housing Development and Regeneration
• Housing Law • Housing Management Practice • Housing Policy
and Strategy
Option modules, choose one from: Community Development and
Involvement • Domestic Violence: Law and Policy • International
Perspectives on Urban Policy • Legal Method • Sustainable
Communities and Regeneration • Urban Regeneration
Related courses
Housing Law and Policy MA • Anti-Social Behaviour Studies
Postgraduate Certifcate • Domestic Violence Studies
Postgraduate Certifcate
Housing Practice MA
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`ou u|o |o|uu||, oxooc|ou |o |o
vo|||u |o| u |ous|u o|uu|su|o|
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u uu,|o|ouso |uss ¹|o cou|so
o|ovuos co|suo|u||o oooo||u||,
|o ox|o|u o|o|osso|u| ||ov|ouuo
u|u ucuuouc s|||s u|u u|uuuu|os
|uvo usou ||o| ouu||cu|o| |o
uovo|oo o||o| oo|c,|o|u|ou
|ous|u cu|oo|s o| |o uovo |o uo|o
s||u|ouc uu|uuo|u| |o|os v|||
|ous|u o|uu|su|o|s
Entry requirements
`ou v|| |o|uu||, |o|u u uoou
Ho|ou|s uou|oo |Soco|u C|uss
Ho|ou|s o| u|ovo¦ o| uoo|oo|u|o
oouvu|o|| uvu|uou |, u
|ocou|sou |s||u|o| ¹|o cou|so
o|cou|uuos uoo|cu|o|s ||ou
cu|uuu|os v|| |o|||uu|o|u|
ucuuouc |uc|u|ou|us u|u
uu|u|o s|uuo||s u|o co|suo|ou
|uvou|u||, ¹|oso v|oso ||s|
|u|uuuuo s |o| ||u|s| v|| |oou
u| |||¹S sco|o o| c'
This course has been designed for housing and advice professionals,
and those working in the feld of anti-social behaviour or interested
in housing law and policy. The course will give you an understanding
of the effectiveness and limitations of the law relating to anti-social
behaviour and landlord and tenant disputes.
You will develop your ability to undertake rigorously researched
analysis of the issues, and develop an understanding of alternative
perspectives on the causes and responses to those issues. This
course will provide a legal, policy and practical foundation to the
subject of anti-social behaviour. You will receive the Postgraduate
Certifcate after you successfully complete two taught modules plus
a self-directed study project module.
Course content
Core modules: Anti-Social Behaviour Project – a self-directed, 5,000-
word project with tutor guidance • Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour
Option modules, choose one from: Domestic Violence, Law and Policy
• Homelessness and Tenancies • Legal Method
Anti-Social Behaviour Studies Postgraduate Certifcate
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uuo|cos ||u| uou| v|| uouos|c
vo|o|co suc| us vouo|’s uu
|o|uuos |ocu| uu||o||os |ous|u
ussocu|o|s uuvco co|||os u|u
|uv co|||os Souo s|uuo||s v|| u|so
|uvo |oco|||, couo|o|ou u uou|oo
Entry requirements
`ou v|| |o|uu||, |o|u u ||s| uou|oo
o| uoo|oo|u|o oouvu|o|| uvu|uou
|, u |ocou|sou |s||u|o|
/oo|cu|o|s ||ou cu|uuu|os
v|| |o|||uu|o|u| ucuuouc
|uc|u|ou|us |u| v|| su||cu||
vo|| oxoo|o|co u| ||o uoo|oo|u|o
|ovo| u|o o|cou|uuou || ,ou| ||s|
|u|uuuuo s |o| ||u|s| ,ou v||
|oou u| |||¹S sco|o o| c'
This course is designed for housing and advice professionals, and
those working in women’s aid or interested in housing law and policy.
The course will give you a theoretically informed understanding of
the history, causes, law and multi-agency policy responses to issues
surrounding violence in the home. You will develop your ability
to undertake rigorously researched analysis of the issues, and
your understanding of alternative perspectives on the causes and
responses to those issues.
This course is particularly relevant to mature students working
within domestic violence advice. You may be contemplating changing
career, seeking to move towards a specialist role, looking to continue
along a current career path or, with no clear career path yet mapped
out, you may be interested in the course purely for its intrinsic value.
The course will provide a legal, policy and practical foundation to
the subject of domestic violence. It can be awarded after you
successfully complete two taught modules plus a self-directed study
project module.
Course content
Core modules: Domestic Violence Project – a self-directed 5,000-word
project with tutor guidance • Domestic Violence, Law and Policy
Option modules, choose one from: Homelessness and Tenancies
• Legal Method • Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour
Domestic Violence Studies Postgraduate Certifcate
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o|u||o|s o| u||u| uosu|o|s u||u|
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uu|uuouo|| soocu|s|s | o|vu|o
co|su||u|c, |ocu| u|u |u|o|u|
uovo||uo|| u|u |o|uovo||uo||u|
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`ou s|ou|u |uvo u uoou ||s|
uou|oo ||o|uu||, Soco|u
C|uss Ho|ou|s o| u|ovo¦ | u
|o|ovu|| |u|| o|v|o|uo|| o| |u|u
uu|uuouo|| usco||o |suc| us
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uoou|uo|, socu| o| o|v|o|uo||u|
sco|co su|oc| ||ou u |u|o|
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||ou u|o||o| cou|||,¦ u|u |o|ovu||
o|uc|cu| oxoo|o|co o| vo|||u |
u |u|| o|v|o|uo|| usco||o
This course is for planning, architecture and other built environment
professionals who need to update their knowledge of current best
practice in spatial planning, urban design and regeneration to
improve career prospects in their country or enter international
practice. Through the course you will examine the growing problems
of sustainable development facing cities and communities in a rapidly
urbanising world.
Based in London, you will have access to internationally recognised
experience of spatial planning for sustainable development and
regeneration, and explore contemporary theories, public policy
thinking and good practice in planning in both the developed and
developing worlds. The University of Westminster is the UK’s frst
Habitat Partner University. We work with UN-HABITAT and like-
minded institutions to promote the socially and environmentally
sustainable development of towns and cities, in accordance with the
UN Millennium Development Goals.
The course is aimed mainly at full-time international students,
but it is also open to full-time and part-time UK-based students
who want to explore an international pathway for their career
development. The Spatial Planning Pathway is fully accredited by
the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as a ‘combined planning
programme’. A course-specifc scholarship is available, and those
offered a place are also eligible for the DFID Commonwealth
Shared Scholarship Scheme. For information on scholarships visit
westminster.ac.uk/scholarships
Course content
Core modules: Dissertation/Major Project • International Spatial
Planning Practice • Introduction to International Planning and
Sustainable Development • Sustainable Neighbourhood Development
• Urban Research Methods and Spatial Analysis
For the pathway award of International Planning and Sustainable
Development (Spatial Development Planning) MA you must also take
the Urban Design and Development Planning Skills double module.
Option modules: Conservation Policy and Practice • Disaster
Reconstruction and Development Practice • International Perspectives
on Urban Policy • Public Space and the Public Realm • Sustainability,
Climate Change and the Built Environment • Sustainable Communities
and Regeneration • Urban Regeneration
Options may be chosen from other postgraduate courses offered in
the School.
Related courses
Housing Practice MA • Real Estate Development MSc • Urban and
Regional Planning MA • Urban Design MA • Urban Regeneration MA
International Planning and Sustainable Development MA
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Fees and funding
Soo westminster.ac.uk/fees
|o|u ||o |oo | uuu|o| |o
cou|so |oo :o00
Associated careers
Couo|o||u ||o cou|so s ,ou| ||s|
s|oo |o |ocou|u u |u|| uou|o| o|
||o |o,u| ¹ov| ||u|||u ||s||u|o
¹|o|o s |u| uouu|u ||ou
uovo||uo|| u|u ||o o|vu|o soc|o|
|o| ouu||ou o|u||o|s u|u |oco||
u|uuuu|os ||ou ||o |u|||uo cou|so
|uvo uo|o o| |o vo|| | |ocu|
uovo||uo|| u||u| |ouo|o|u|o|
uuo|cos u|u | co|su||u|c,
Entry requirements
`ou v|| |oou u uoou ||s| uou|oo
||ou ||o U| o| u couou|u||o
ouu||cu|o| ||ou ovo|sous o|
uou|o|s|o o| u| uoo|oo|u|o
o|o|osso|u| |ou, || ,ou| ||s|
|u|uuuuo s |o| ||u|s| ,ou v||
|oou u| |||¹S sco|o o| c'
This course will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills
necessary to practise professionally as a spatial planner. It is designed
to meet the growing needs of employers for staff who can investigate
changes in the natural and built environments, manage the challenges
of climate change through sustainable development, and debate and
critically refect upon the knowledge and values underpinning current
approaches to land use development.
The course will support your personal and professional
development. You will be able to work in the interdisciplinary and
cross-sector environment of urban and rural development, in a variety
of private, public and community contexts, and apply your knowledge
to practise in specialist areas of planning. The course builds on the
University’s experience of delivering postgraduate courses in town
planning for more than 60 years.
Course content
The course explores the current context and content of spatial
planning. It does so from a UK and European perspective, and
also investigates underlying theoretical debates.
Core modules: Dissertation • Environmental Impacts and
Environmental Strategies • Introduction to Spatial Planning
• Making and Managing Places • Society, Economics, Diversity
and Planning • Spatial Strategies and Policy Integration
Option modules, choose one from the Department’s areas
of specialism: Sustainable Development • Urban Design
• Urban Regeneration
Related courses
Urban Design MA/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certifcate
• Urban Regeneration MA
Urban and Regional Planning MA
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,ou |o |u|o ||o ||o|osso|u|
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¹|o|o u|o ouo|o,uo|| oooo||u||os
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|o|o|o|| soc|o|s Souo ou|||uo
s|uuo||s u|o ouo|o,ou |, |u|uo
u|u suu|| su|vo,|u ||us |o |ocovo
ucc|ou|ou ||u||u v||o vo|||u
Entry requirements
`ou s|ou|u |o|u u uou|oo
||o|uu||, u| |ous| Soco|u C|uss
Ho|ou|s¦ ||ou u U| u|vo|s|,
o| o|o o| couou|u||o s|u|u|u
o| uou|o|s|o o| u |ocou|sou
o|o|osso|u| |ou, v|oso o|||,
|oou|ouo||s u|o oouvu|o|| |o
u|uuuu|o |ovo| u|u |vo ,ou|s o|
|o|ovu|| o|uc|cu| oxoo|o|co
¹|o cou|so s vo|| su|ou |o| ||oso
v|| u ||s| uou|oo | uoou|uo|,
oco|oucs u ||uu|o|u| sco|co
u o|ooo||,|o|u|ou usco||o o|
|uv || ,ou| ||s| uou|oo u|u o||o|
ouu||cu|o|s u|o |o| so vo||
u|u|ou ||o cou|so |ouu uu,
|oou|o |u|||o| ovuo|co o| ,ou|
u|||, |o s|uu, ||o su|oc| uu|o|u|
us uoouou uoo|oo|u|o || ,ou| ||s|
|u|uuuuo s |o| ||u|s| ,ou v||
|oou u| |||¹S sco|o o| c'
This course is aimed at graduates who are ideally already in
property-related employment, and who aspire to professional and/or
senior positions in the feld of facilities and property management. It
provides a challenging, stimulating and professionally relevant course
which is directly related to the management of real estate. You will
develop your skills and ability to appraise options and independently
evaluate alternative courses of action. The course is accredited by the
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Course content
Core modules: Building Fabric and Services Management
• Dissertation/Project (40 credits) • Facilities Management: Principles
and Practice • Facilities Management: Procurement Strategy and
Practice • Financial and Asset Management • Landlord and Tenant
• Law • Property Management: Law and Practice
Facilities and Property Management MSc
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,ou |o |u|o ||o ||o|osso|u|
/ssossuo|| o| Couoo|o|co u||o|
u oo|ou o| su|u||o ouo|o,uo||
¹|o|o u|o ouo|o,uo|| oooo||u||os
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|o|o|o|| soc|o|s Souo ou|||uo
s|uuo||s u|o ouo|o,ou |, |u|uo
u|u suu|| su|vo,|u ||us |o |ocovo
ucc|ou|ou ||u||u v||o vo|||u
Entry requirements
`ou s|ou|u |o|u u uou|oo
||o|uu||, u| |ous| Soco|u C|uss
Ho|ou|s¦ ||ou u U| u|vo|s|,
o| o|o o| couou|u||o s|u|u|u
o| uou|o|s|o o| u |ocou|sou
o|o|osso|u| |ou, v|oso o|||,
|oou|ouo||s u|o oouvu|o|| |o
u|uuuu|o |ovo| u|u |vo ,ou|s o|
|o|ovu|| o|uc|cu| oxoo|o|co
¹|o cou|so s vo|| su|ou |o| ||oso
v|| u ||s| uou|oo | uoou|uo|,
oco|oucs u ||uu|o|u| sco|co
u o|ooo||,|o|u|ou usco||o o|
|uv || ,ou| ||s| uou|oo u|u o||o|
ouu||cu|o|s u|o |o| so vo||
u|u|ou ||o cou|so |ouu uu,
|oou|o |u|||o| ovuo|co o| ,ou|
u|||, |o s|uu, ||o su|oc| uu|o|u|
us uoouou uoo|oo|u|o || ,ou| ||s|
|u|uuuuo s |o| ||u|s| ,ou v||
|oou u| |||¹S sco|o o| c'
This course is intended to give you a detailed understanding
of property fnance and the associated property appraisal
process, encompassing the legal and social aspects. You will
analyse development fnance situations and respond to particular
fnancial problems with derived solutions. You will also be able to
appraise options and independently evaluate alternative courses
of action. The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of
Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Course content
Core modules: Development Finance and Funding • Dissertation
/Project (40 credits) • Finance and Asset Management • Law
• Property Finance: Lending and Risk Strategies • Property Finance:
Policy and Practice (40 credits) • Plus one option
Option modules: Landlord and Tenant: Law and Practice • Property
Management: Law and Practice
Property Finance MA
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Soo westminster.ac.uk/fees
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|o|o|o|| soc|o|s Souo ou|||uo
s|uuo||s u|o ouo|o,ou |, |u|uo
u|u suu|| su|vo,|u ||us |o |ocovo
ucc|ou|ou ||u||u v||o vo|||u
Entry requirements
`ou s|ou|u |o|u u uou|oo
||o|uu||, u| |ous| Soco|u C|uss
Ho|ou|s¦ ||ou u U| u|vo|s|,
o| o|o o| couou|u||o s|u|u|u
o| uou|o|s|o o| u |ocou|sou
o|o|osso|u| |ou, v|oso o|||,
|oou|ouo||s u|o oouvu|o|| |o
u|uuuu|o |ovo| u|u |vo ,ou|s o|
|o|ovu|| o|uc|cu| oxoo|o|co
¹|o cou|so s vo|| su|ou |o| ||oso
v|| u ||s| uou|oo | uoou|uo|,
oco|oucs u ||uu|o|u| sco|co
u o|ooo||,|o|u|ou usco||o o|
|uv || ,ou| ||s| uou|oo u|u o||o|
ouu||cu|o|s u|o |o| so vo||
u|u|ou ||o cou|so |ouu uu,
|oou|o |u|||o| ovuo|co o| ,ou|
u|||, |o s|uu, ||o su|oc| uu|o|u|
us uoouou uoo|oo|u|o || ,ou| ||s|
|u|uuuuo s |o| ||u|s| ,ou v||
|oou u| |||¹S sco|o o| c'
This course is designed to give you a detailed understanding of
the property development and appraisal process, encompassing
the fnancial, physical, legal and social aspects. You will analyse
development situations and respond to particular development
problems with derived solutions. You will also be able to appraise
options and independently evaluate alternative courses of action.
The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered
Surveyors (RICS).
Course content
Core modules: Development Finance and Funding • Dissertation
/Project (40 credits) • Financial and Asset Management • Law
• Project Implementation Process • Site Assembly and Development
• Space Strategies and Legislation • plus one option
Option modules: Landlord and Tenant: Law and Practice • Property
Finance: Lending and Risk Strategies • Property Management: Law
and Practice
Real Estate Development MSc
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Conferences and events play an essential role in the business,
cultural and sporting life of all countries. In recent years the
conference and events industry has been created to plan such events,
and market them and the destinations and venues in which they take
place. This course is specifcally designed for people who want to
enter, or make further progress in, management-level careers in the
fast-expanding felds of conference and events.
With several hundred conference venues and a rich supply
of convention hotels, London is a world leader in terms of the
high-profle conferences it attracts from the UK, Europe and
beyond. This city is also the location for a vast range of cultural and
sporting events, including the forthcoming 2012 Olympic Games.
These characteristics make London an ideal place in which to study
conference and events management.
Course content
This course examines how events, conferences and the venues and
destinations in which they are held are planned and marketed, and
looks at the important links between cities’ conference and events
industries and related areas such as urban regeneration, sustainability
and business tourism in general. It offers an extensive range of
options that allow you to pursue your particular interests, and
includes a dissertation that gives you the opportunity of researching
a conference-related or events-related topic in depth.
Core modules: Conference and Events Planning • Dissertation • The
Conference and Events Industry • Venue and Destination Management
Option modules, choose three from: Airport Planning and
Management • Business Tourism • Events Tourism • Sustainable
Tourism • Urban Tourism
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This well-established course is aimed at people who want to take
up, or advance their management careers in the tourism and leisure
industries, both in the UK and internationally.
As tourism continues to grow rapidly, more and more places
are becoming tourism destinations, the industry is becoming
increasingly complex, and highly skilled managers are required.
This cosmopolitan course consistently attracts a wide range of
students from around the world. London is an ideal place to study
tourism. It is one of the world’s great tourism cities, and we have
extensive links with the industry here and further afeld, and visiting
lecturers contribute to our courses.
The Centre for Tourism Research successfully achieved the maximum
score in the last national quality assurance audit, and annual student
feedback for the course is very positive, with teaching, staff contact
and course content receiving particular praise. This refects the
tourism team’s efforts to provide a valuable and effective course as
well as a supportive, friendly and stimulating environment for your
studies. All our staff teaching on the course are active researchers,
and their teaching is informed by both their own research, and by
current ideas and debates.
Course content
The course examines the nature and characteristics of the tourism
industry, and explores how it can be marketed, managed and
planned. It offers an extensive range of option modules that allow you
to pursue your particular interests, and it includes a dissertation that
allows you to research in depth a tourism subject of your choice.
Core modules: Tourism Concepts • Tourism Dissertation • Tourism
Marketing Management • Tourism Policy and Planning
Option modules, choose three from: Airline Planning and
Management • Airport Planning and Management • Business Tourism
• Events Tourism • Sustainable Tourism • Urban Tourism • plus one
management module from Westminster Business School
Tourism Management MA
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This intellectually stimulating course has been developed to meet
the needs of graduates worldwide who are seeking to obtain wider
knowledge and experience of the air transport industry. The course
will prepare you for a wide range of senior roles in management,
operations and commercial planning for airlines, airports, government
departments and aviation-related businesses such as aircraft
manufacturing, fnance and consultancy. It is designed to give you
a strong theoretical and analytical knowledge, coupled with the
application of many practical techniques and strategies.
Course content
You will need to successfully complete six taught modules (20 credits
each) and a Research Dissertation (60 credits) to obtain an MSc. If
you complete a lesser part of the programme, you may be eligible
for a Diploma or Certifcate Award. If you have taken aviation short
courses at the University of Westminster (or equivalent institution)
within the last fve years, you may be exempt from part of the lecture
attendance requirements for the appropriate core or option modules.
Core and option modules are assessed by a combination of
examinations, in-class tests and course work assignments. The
Research Dissertation is assessed by the submission of a Research Plan
and a fnal project report.
Core modules: Air Transport Economics • Air Transport Forecasting
and Market Research • Air Transport Management and Operations
• Research Dissertation
Option modules: Air Transport Policy and Planning • Airline
Marketing and Business Models • Airport Finance and Strategy
You may also opt to take one other eligible Masters level module
from elsewhere in the University in the place of one of the option
modules above.
Related courses
Transport Planning and Management MSc
Air Transport Planning and Management MSc
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Developed in partnership with Arnhem Business School (Netherlands),
Molde University College (Norway) and ICN (Metz-Nancy, France),
this international degree will develop your ability to initiate and carry
out advanced analysis, research and problem solving in logistics and
supply chain management.
You can choose to spend your second semester in any of the four
partner institutions. Each partner offers courses with a different focus
for Semester Two, so you will beneft from both the large range of
module choice, and the opportunity to study in two countries. During
the third semester you will work on a research-based dissertation,
which is expected to take the equivalent of three to four months’
full-time work.
You are encouraged to join the Chartered Institute of Logistics
and Transport (CILT), and may be eligible for exemption from the
Institute’s exams.
Course content
Core modules (all students): Logistics and the External Environment
• Logistics Management and Planning • Research Dissertation
• Statistics and Operations Research for Logistics
Core modules (Arnhem route): Export Management • Finance and
Management • Marketing and Distribution
Core modules (Metz route): Intercultural Management • Purchasing
Management • Supply Chain Management
Core modules (Molde route): International Shipping • Logistics
Management
Core modules (Westminster route): Freight Transport and Logistics
Services • Retail Supply Chain Management
Option modules (Westminster route), choose one from: Airline
Planning and Management • Airport Planning and Management
• Land Use and Transport • Public Passenger Transport • Traffc
in Urban Areas
Related courses
Transport Planning and Management MSc
Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc
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This course will develop your ability to initiate and implement
advanced analysis and research in transport policy, planning and
management. You will learn the techniques and methodologies you
need to take decisions, or to provide the necessary information for
others to take policy decisions.
The course has been running successfully for many years, and is
offered by the Department of Transport Studies. It will give you full
exemption from the Membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics
and Transport (MCILT) exams.
Course content
The course balances theoretical and practical applications in
three separate components – core modules, option modules and
a research dissertation.
Core modules: Comparative Transport Policy • Research Dissertation
• Statistics and Survey Methods for Transport • Transport Economics
Option modules: Airline Planning and Management • Airport
Planning and Management • Freight Transport and Logistics Services
• Land – Use and Transport • Public Passenger Transport • Traffc in
Urban Areas
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Air Transport Planning and Management MSc • Logistics and Supply
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Urban design involves shaping the physical setting for life in cities.
This course aims to provide a practical preparation for professionals
entering urban design practice. It is designed to combine practical
experience with advanced professional training, and provides a
theoretically informed understanding of urban design.
Urban design is a multidisciplinary profession, and you will work
collaboratively with people from a variety of backgrounds, including
architecture, landscape architecture, transport and urban planning,
extending your existing skills and knowledge into new areas.
Course content
The course is based around themes consisting of a double module and
linked pairs of modules.
Urban Design Skills: this double module forms a basic introduction to
urban design theory, methods and techniques.
Urban Space and Culture: City Histories, City Futures and
Experiencing the City form a loosely linked pair of modules, which
may be taken separately or in reverse order.
Master Planning: this linked pair of modules start with the study
of sustainable development and urban form, and the relationship
between transport, land use and density, to develop an urban design
framework for a large site. You will go on to develop a master plan for
a specifc part of the site, using knowledge and skills developed in the
earlier modules.
Research Topic: the Research Methods module and Dissertation
/Design Thesis module lead to a major piece of academic work
which distinguishes the MA from the Postgraduate Diploma.
Option modules: it may be possible to take a specialist option in
place of one of the modules from the Space and Culture or Master
Planning themes. These specialist areas may include: Street
Management • Sustainable Development • Urban Conservation
• Urban Regeneration
Related courses
Urban Design Postgraduate Certifcate
Urban Design MA/Postgraduate Diploma
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Urban design involves shaping the physical setting for life in cities.
This course provides a practical preparation for professionals
entering urban design practice. It gives you an opportunity to study
urban design at a postgraduate level without the need to commit to
the full MA programme. It also provides practitioners in the urban
environment with the necessary basic skills in urban design to enable
government to deliver its vision of an ‘urban renaissance’.
The course recognises that busy planners, landscape architects,
architects, highway engineers and surveyors might not have the time
or resources to commit themselves to a part-time Masters course.
Attendance has therefore been tailored to ft the demands of active
professionals without compromising its educational objectives.
On completion many students opt to transfer credit and join the
MA/Diploma course.
Course content
You will learn the core skills and techniques of urban design. The
course then fnishes with the summer school.
Urban Design Skills: this double module takes place one day per
month and forms a basic introduction to urban design theory, methods
and techniques. It deals with urban form, activity and movement,
design in the public realm, site planning, development economics
and legislative context.
The Urban Design Summer School: this module offers you an
opportunity to gain intensive experience of urban design in practice
(normally outside the UK), introducing you to a new set of design
issues and development context.
Option modules: in exceptional cases it is possible to choose a
module from the Urban Design MA in place of the Urban Design
Summer School.
Related courses
Postgraduate Diploma Urban Design MA
Urban Design Postgraduate Certifcate
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Cities have to adapt to changing economic and social pressures.
Urban regeneration is concerned with the management of this
process of change. Successful regeneration involves the renewal
of the physical and social infrastructures to ensure both economic
competitiveness and social cohesion.
Collaborative working between public, private and voluntary
sectors and local communities is essential to realising effective policy
development and implementation. The course aims to equip you
with the knowledge and skills needed for developing a career in this
expanding and dynamic feld. It attracts students from a wide variety
of professional backgrounds, many already working in the feld.
Course content
You will explore the current policy content of urban regeneration
practice, and investigate the underlying theoretical debates about
globalisation and urban governance. The course has three main
aims – to develop a thorough understanding of the process of urban
regeneration and to identify best practice, to give you a critical
appreciation of the underlying dynamics of localities, and to enhance
your personal and professional skills.
Core modules: Community Involvement and Development
• Dissertation or Project • Economic and Cultural Development
• Managing Urban Regeneration Projects • Property Development
• Urban Regeneration Policy
Option modules, choose one from: Housing Policy and Strategy
• International Perspectives on Urban Policy • Public Space and the
Public Realm • Sustainable Communities and Regeneration
For the award of the Urban Regeneration Postgraduate Certifcate,
you must successfully complete 60 credits – three 20-credit modules,
of which two must be core modules.
For the award of the Urban Regeneration MA, you must successfully
complete modules worth 180 credits; most modules are worth 20
credits, and the dissertation is worth 60 credits.
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RESEARCH IN BUSINESS
Westminster Business School has a strengthening research culture, with wide-raging interests in several
specialist areas within business and management. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) rated
70 per cent of our research to be of an internationally recognised (2*) standard, or higher, placing us
among the top post-1992 university business schools in the UK.
We are investing in three research centres that are developing research which is recognised to be
internationally excellent and, in some cases, world leading. The three centres are:
• the Centre for Employment Research
• the Centre for Research Finance and Financial Services, which incorporates the Pensions
Research Network
• the Centre for the Study of the Production of the Built Environment (ProBE).
We provide a weekly research seminar that draws both external and internal speakers. Our research
students also beneft from a doctoral colloquium, where they present their work and receive feedback
from senior researchers in addition to their own supervisory team.
WBS is a Centre of Excellence for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Our MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and we have strong links with a number
of other professional bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Chartered
Management Institute.
THE CENTRE FOR EMPLOYMENT RESEARCH
The Centre for Employment Research is the largest research centre at WBS, and our staff have contributed
to debates within education, training and the labour market for over 15 years. Led by the Director,
Professor Peter Urwin, the Centre includes 14 internal and three external staff. At present staff are involved
in nine research student supervisory teams.
We apply a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods in three broad felds of research:
• skills, labour markets and programme evaluation
• diversity and employment relations
• individual behaviour and decision making.
In each of these areas we have a history of work that is recognised as at least ‘internationally excellent’.
Staff lead government-commissioned research projects, using both qualitative and quantitative methods
in evaluation and applied research. Much of our work has been published in academic journals such as
The Economic Journal, The Journal of Applied Econometrics and the Journal of European Social Policy.
Together with an ability to contribute to academic debates at the highest level, we have a strong
commitment to work with policy makers and a variety of practitioners. Through our experience working
with government both in the UK (the Department of Work and Pensions, Her Majesty’s Revenue and
Customs, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Ministry of Justice, and the Department for
Children, Schools and Families) and abroad (the European Commission, and German Federal Ministry for
Employment) we have become expert in communicating specialist knowledge to non-specialist audiences.
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website at westminster.ac.uk/wbs
THE CENTRE FOR FINANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
The Centre for Finance and Financial Services aims to encourage the development of fnance and fnancial
services research at the highest level, integrate PhD students into the School, link research into key areas of
teaching, and promote and advertise the School’s research externally.
Led by the Director, Professor Ben Nowman, the Centre brings together staff mainly from the Department
of Finance and Business Law, specialising in the study of a range of fnancially related issues. These
include: accounting; accounting in less developed countries; comparative international accounting; fnancial
econometrics; fxed income markets; international fnancial markets; pensions; social and environmental
accounting; and various aspects of business law.
Research on pensions is also linked to our established Pensions Research Network, which aims to create
an online network for sharing information and presenting new research or work in progress relating to
pensions. By drawing together academics and their research, we widen the feld of knowledge within
the areas of retirement, savings, pensions and ageing. Quarterly meetings give our members and other
interested parties the opportunity to meet, present, discuss and collaborate on research projects.
Research is also underpinned by our resources available in the Financial Markets Suite, using
the Bloomberg platform of 20 terminals to provide an important source for future PhD students and for
ongoing research.
THE CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PRODUCTION
OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT (ProBE)
The Centre for the Study of the Production of the Built Environment (ProBE) is a joint research centre
established in February 2010 between Westminster Business School (WBS) and the School of Architecture
and the Built Environment (ABE). Led by Directors, Professor Linda Clarke (WBS) and Professor Jeremy Till
(ABE), the Centre is committed to the development of a rich programme of research and related activities,
including projects, oral history, flm, exhibitions and seminars.
ProBE is inclusive, embracing those actively engaged in funded projects and publications. We will
provide a research hub, a forum for debate and discussion, and a focus for interdisciplinary and
international activity related to the production of the built environment.
ProBE co-ordinates and instigates research into the social processes and people producing the
structures and spaces that frame the urban and rural environment, nationally and globally. In building up
a coherent portfolio of projects with a committed team of researchers, we will become recognised as a
distinct, original and controversial unit, researching problematic issues and developing unique theoretical
approaches. The Centre is also the British base of the European Institute for Construction Labour Research
and hosts their meetings, events and seminars.
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The University of Westminster is the only English university to secure
Government Economic Service (GES) recommendation of its Applied
Economics MSc. The course aims to provide you with an in-depth
knowledge and understanding of the latest developments in the area
of economics, with a focus on practical application and development
of the skills needed by a working economist. The course is specifcally
designed for those with a genuine interest in the application of
economics to real-world situations. We are looking for people with
either substantial work experience in the area, or a good frst degree
in Economics (or a quantitative discipline with a minor in Economics).
As well as enhancing your ability to apply relevant economic
principles in the support of policy and strategy development, the
course aims to develop your ability to communicate complex issues
to wide audiences. It also raise your awareness of signifcant
sources of economic and fnancial data, the problems faced when
economists attempt to carry out policy evaluation, and your
capability for self-awareness and group working.
Course content
You will gain an understanding of the key concepts in economics,
including the various scenarios where we apply the concept of
decision making at the margin, opportunity cost, equilibrium and
disequilibrium, strategic interaction, market failure and the related
concept of externalities.
You will develop your skills through practice in the application of these
various concepts to current challenges that face the profession, at both
macro and micro levels. This will give you the latest insights in both the
academic and practitioner arenas.
Core modules: Application and Appraisal in Economics • Applied
Microeconomics • Data Analysis • Economic Evaluation Project
• International Macroeconomics • Research Methods
Option modules, choose two from: Behavioural Economics
• Labour Market Economics • Policy Evaluation
Related courses
MBA • International Business Economics MSc • International
Finance MSc • Investment and Risk Finance MSc
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This course provides you with expertise in international business
economics, and excellent analytical skills regarding the operation and
management of modern business in a complex global environment.
By the end of the course you will understand how frms operate in an
international market. You will also be able to assess the nature and
the operation of the international economy with particular reference
to trade and fnance.
You will develop your understanding of the infuence of the state
on the operation of businesses both nationally and internationally,
and be able to comprehend a frm’s strategic policy making
considering various national and international pricing and trading
regulations. You will also be able to analyse statistically various
aspects of international business, such as growth, merger and
acquisition, and international capital movement.
Course content
The course gives you the skills to present cases and advise key
decision makers on complex and strategic international business
economics issues.
Core modules: Applied Microeconomics • Current Issues in
Business Economics • Data Analysis • Forecasting Financial Markets
• International Macroeconomics • Project • Research Methods
Option modules, choose two from: Development Finance
• Development Theory and Practice • Environmental Economics
• Global Financial Markets • International Financial Reporting
• Modern Finance • Project Appraisal and Management
You may take any other WBS postgraduate module, with the
permission of the course leader.
Related courses
MBA • Applied Economics MSc • International Business and
Management MA • International Finance MSc • Investment and Risk
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The course has been designed specifcally to develop the knowledge,
skills, research interests and career prospects of those who
are already working in, or wish to work in, fnance, treasury
management or accountancy. The course will be especially useful if
you have little or no accounting experience, as you will be able to
study modules that will cover this shortfall.
If you are a graduate member of a professional accountancy body
you may be able to claim Accreditation of Prior Certifcated Learning
(ACPL) for exemption from up to three modules, and concentrate on
developing your knowledge of aspects of accounting and fnance
relevant to the current market. The course also provides exemption
from six papers of the Association of Chartered Certifed Accountants
(ACCA) exams.
Course content
As a graduate of this course, you will be provided with a thorough
and comprehensive grasp of the principles and applications of fnance
and accounting, together with the technical and conceptual skills
necessary to integrate theory with practice.
Core modules: Financial Accounting and Reporting • International
Risk Management • Managerial Accounting • Modern Finance
• Project • Research Methods
Option modules – you must choose two options, with at least one
from the list below (a free choice option module may be taken at the
course leader’s discretion): Data Analysis • Financial Derivatives
• Financial Information Systems • Financial Markets and Institutions
• Financial Strategy • Forecasting Financial Markets • International
Financial Reporting
Related courses
ACCA Professional Course • Financial Management Postgraduate
Diploma • International Finance MSc • Investment and Risk
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This course is a refection of the dynamic nature of today’s
business environment, providing high-level knowledge, skills and
understanding through the combination of management and
fnance. It is a dual approach to the examination and exploration
of those issues that have a signifcant impact upon the operation
and management of organisations. Seeking to produce the hybrids
being demanded by organisations globally, you will become equally
familiar with the technical aspects of fnancial decision making, and
the wide range of computerised information management systems.
Course content
The course focuses on information management and fnance, but
broader-based aspects of management education can be studied from
a specifc option list. The project allows you to integrate and apply the
knowledge and skills developed during the course.
Core modules: Enterprise Data Management • Financial Information
Systems • IMF Project • Management Dimensions of Information
• Managerial Accounting • Modern Finance • Research Methods
• Web Resource Management
Option modules, choose one from the following options:
Information Management – E-Government • Leading the
Knowledge-Based Organisation • Managing Technology Services
• Managing the Digital Enterprise IT/IS (Technical)
IT/IS (Technical) – Business Process Integration with SAP • Decision
Support for Managers • Project Management for IT • The Networked
Enterprise • Web Application Development
Finance – Financial Markets and Institutions • International
Financial Reporting • International Risk Management • Modern
Portfolio Management
Related courses
Digital Enterprise Management MSc • Finance and Accounting MSc
• International Finance MSc
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The course is designed to give you the expertise in international
fnance that you will need to pursue a career within the fnance
profession. As well as the strong disciplinary base in international
fnance, you will draw on related disciplines including accounting,
quantitative methods and economics, to be able to work with
specialists in other areas and present fndings and analysis to
non-specialists. The course is open to people with no detailed prior
knowledge of international fnance, although this is desirable.
Course content
Core modules: Data Analysis • Financial Markets and Institutions
• Global Financial Markets • International Financial Reporting
• International Risk Management • Modern Finance • Project
• Research Methods
Option modules, choose one from: Fixed Income Analysis
• Forecasting Financial Markets • International Aspects of
Business Law • Managerial Accounting
Related courses
ACCA Professional Course • Finance and Accounting MSc • Financial
Management Postgraduate Diploma • Information Management and
Finance MSc • Investment and Risk Finance MSc
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Following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, the
ensuing credit crisis dramatically and permanently changed the
landscape for global fnancial markets and institutions. Since then
there has been a signifcant tightening up of legal risk management
in banks and by regulators. The credit market events of 2007/08
and the complexity of fnancial instruments used by institutions have
increased the need to develop a better understanding of hedging and
investment products.
In response to these key issues, our expertise on this course is
directed at the provision of high-quality, graduate-level education in
areas of investment, risk and numerical fnance. You will learn about
valuations of simple and complex fnancial assets. On the use and
development of fnancial products, you will gain higher level skills in
risk assessment and management of fnancial portfolios.
Course content
Modules cover fnancial theory, valuation principles and forecasting
methodologies common in two key areas of fnance – investments and
risk management. By the end of the course you will have the necessary
knowledge of investments, fnancial mathematics and models to price
a range of traditional and novel fnancial products. You will also have
the skills to turn theory into practice within a work environment, and
to explore new ideas and innovative techniques in a contemporary
global fnancial market setting.
A variety of teaching methods are employed, ranging from lectures to
smaller-scale seminars and laboratory sessions. In addition students
work on their own on assignments involving data collection and
analysis, typically drawing on specifc databases. All students are
inducted into our Financial Markets Suite (FMS), a purpose-built room
housing the Bloomberg proprietary database and capital markets
information system. Our fnancial commitment to this resource will
provide a quality teaching and learning environment, complementing
theory with practice.
Core modules: Data Analysis • Financial Derivatives • International
Risk Management • Modern Portfolio Management • Project
• Research Methods
Sub-core modules, choose either two or three of the following
modules: Financial Markets and Institutions • Fixed Income Analysis
• Forecasting Financial Markets • Modern Finance
Option modules, you may be able to choose one from: Financial
Accounting Policy Engineering • Financial Information Systems
• Financial Strategy • International Financial Reporting • International
Risk Management • Managerial Accounting
You may also take another module from the postgraduate portfolio,
at the course leader’s discretion.
Related courses
Finance and Accounting MSc • Information Management and
Finance MSc • International Finance MSc
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The Diploma in Financial Management is an internationally
recognised postgraduate diploma designed to make non-fnancial
managers fnancially literate. It is not designed to turn managers
into accountants, but to enable them to become fuent in the
language, terminology and concepts of accounting and fnance,
and to equip them in extracting, analysing, interpreting and using
fnancial data in decision making.
The Diploma is accredited by a number of professional bodies as
a programme of Continuing Professional Development, and may be
used as an entry qualifcation to the MBA and similar courses. It is
accredited by the Open University Validation Service as equivalent
to one third of a Masters degree.
Course content
The syllabus, examinations and assessed projects are set by the
Association of Chartered Certifed Accountants (ACCA) and are
organised in two modules, each comprising two subject areas.
Module A: Interpretation of Financial Statements • Performance
Management
Module B: Financial Strategy • Risk Management
Related courses
ACCA Professional Course • Finance and Accounting MSc
• Information Management and Finance MSc • International
Finance MSc • Investment and Risk Finance MSc
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This externally examined course is designed to give you the
accounting knowledge, skills and professional values you need to
build a successful career, whether you are working in the public or
private sectors, in accounting frms or in business. To qualify as an
ACCA member, you will complete 14 exams (nine of which are eligible
for exemption), have at least three years’ practical experience, and
complete a Professional Ethics module.
The ACCA qualifcation embeds the global accounting education
standards set by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC),
and has a strong focus on professional values, ethics and governance.
These skills are essential as the profession moves towards
strengthened codes of conduct, regulation and legislation, with an
increasing focus on professionalism and ethics in accounting.
Course content
The Fundamentals level is divided into two modules, Knowledge and
Skills. The Knowledge module (F1-F3) introduces you to the core areas
of fnancial and management accounting, providing the platform to
study the other technical accountancy areas in the Skills module.
The Skills module (F4-F9) contains six subjects which comprehensively
cover the main technical areas that any accountant – regardless of
their future career aspirations – is expected to have mastered. These
comprise law, performance management, taxation, fnancial reporting,
auditing, and fnancial management. Currently we do not offer tuition
for the professional level of the exams.
Fundamentals
Knowledge Level: F1 Accountant in Business • F2 Management
Accounting • F3 Financial Accounting
Skills Level: F4 Corporate and Business Law • F5 Performance
Management • F6 Taxation • F7 Financial Reporting • F8 Audit and
Assurance • F9 Financial Management
Related courses
Finance and Accounting MSc • Financial Management Postgraduate
Diploma • Information Management and Finance MSc • International
Finance MSc
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This course will enable you to build a body of practical skills and
theoretical knowledge – from the operational through the tactical
to the strategic – around diversity issues that have an impact on
the management of organisations, and apply this knowledge to
management problems and situations affecting professional practice.
You will develop the skills and competencies to manage a diverse
workforce, and then build on that diversity to enhance organisational
effectiveness. You will be able to recognise and understand the
barriers facing managers within a diverse workforce. You will also
be able to make appropriate suggestions and develop suitable
programmes to help management, team members and colleagues
overcome such barriers and capitalise on the strengths of a diverse
workforce, so that the organisation achieves its full potential.
The course is suitable for those in work looking to develop practical
and theoretical knowledge about the impact of equalities and
diversity on the management of human resources. It will also beneft
employees seeking to gain a thorough grounding in human resource
management in a diverse business environment.
Westminster Business School is designated a Centre of Excellence
by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The
course has been approved by the CIPD as meeting the ‘Knowledge
Criteria’ for Chartered Membership. This means that once you have
successfully shown the CIPD relevant evidence of your practice in the
workplace, you will gain the professional level of either Associate or
Chartered Membership.
Course content
Core modules: Assessment and Individual Differences at Work
• Discrimination Law in Business • Dissertation • Information for
Business Decisions • Managing Equalities and Diversity in
Employment • Managing Human Resources • Organisational
Analysis • Research Methods
Option modules: Any other appropriate Level 7 module running
within the WBS postgraduate portfolio, subject to the approval of
the course leader.
Related courses
Business Coaching and Mentoring at Work Postgraduate Certifcate
• Human Resource Development MA • Human Resource Management
MA • International Human Resource Management MA
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This course is designed for people who are interested in developing
employees, managers, leaders and organisations. It will enable
you to build a body of practical skills and theoretical knowledge
– from the operational through the tactical to the strategic – around
human resource development (HRD) issues that have an impact on
the management of organisations. You will then be able to apply
this knowledge to management problems and situations affecting
professional practice.
The course combines academic, professional and personal
development, and encourages originality in the application of
knowledge. It promotes creative and innovative thinking, and
enables comprehensive analysis of different approaches to the
practice of HRD.
Westminster Business School is designated a Centre of Excellence
by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The
course has been approved by the CIPD as meeting the ‘Knowledge
Criteria’ for Chartered Membership. This means that once you have
successfully shown the CIPD relevant evidence of your practice in the
workplace, you will gain the professional level of either Associate or
Chartered Membership.
Course content
Core modules: Designing and Delivering Training • Dissertation
• Learning and Development • Management Development
• Managing Culture and Change • Managing Human Resources
• Organisational Analysis • Research Methods
Option modules: choose either Knowledge Management or any other
appropriate Level 7 module running within the WBS postgraduate
portfolio, subject to the approval of the course leader.
Related courses
Business Coaching and Mentoring at Work Postgraduate Certifcate
• Diversity and Equality in Employment MA • Human Resource
Management MA • International Human Resource Management MA
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This course offers interesting and challenging modules and options
which will enable you to develop as a human resources (HR)
professional and advisor. It will suit graduates intending to work
in HR, as well as those already working in the feld and wanting to
advance their careers. Building on your understanding of the theory
and practice of human resource management (HRM) techniques, the
course provides a professionally focused and research-informed blend
of academic and practical information, encouraging critical refection
on current HRM approaches.
Westminster Business School is designated a Centre of Excellence
by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The
course has been approved by the CIPD as meeting the ‘Knowledge
Criteria’ for Chartered Membership. This means that once you have
successfully shown the CIPD relevant evidence of your practice in the
workplace, you will gain the professional level of either Associate or
Chartered Membership.
Course content
Core modules: Dissertation • HRM in Context • Managing Human
Resources • Research Methods • Skills of the Manager/Consultant
Option modules, choose any two from the following key
modules: Employee Relations • Learning and Development
• Organisational Analysis, Design and Development • People
Resourcing • Reward Management
You will also choose two of the following option modules: Assessment
and Individual Differences at Work • Comparative International HRM
and Employee Relations • Designing and Delivering Training
• Employment Law for HR Practitioners • International Personnel
Management • Knowledge Management • Management Development
• Managing Culture and Change • Managing Diversity and Equality
in Employment • Strategic Personnel and Development
Related courses
Business Coaching and Mentoring at Work Postgraduate Certifcate
• Diversity and Equality in Employment MA • Human Resource
Development MA • International Human Resource Management MA
International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma)
We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London
to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who
don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who
complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed
progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. See
p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk
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strategic, around the management of organisations within different
international contexts, and then apply this knowledge to management
problems and situations that affect professional practice.
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on key developments in and around international human resource
management (IHRM) and organisational analysis, providing access
to a range of alternative views. You will explore relevant IHRM
issues and what these mean for different groups of individuals and
organisations at local, national and international levels.
Westminster Business School is designated a Centre of Excellence
by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The
course has been approved by the CIPD as meeting the ‘Knowledge
Criteria’ for Chartered Membership. This means that once you have
successfully shown the CIPD relevant evidence of your practice in the
workplace, you will gain the professional level of either Associate or
Chartered Membership.
Course content
Core modules: Comparative International HRM and Employee
Relations • Dissertation • Information for Business Decisions
• International Personnel Management • Managing Human
Resources • Organisational Analysis, Design and Development
• Research Methods
Option modules: take either Human Resource Strategies for the
International Manager or any other Level 7 module running within
the WBS postgraduate portfolio, subject to the approval of the
course leader.
Related courses
Business Coaching and Mentoring at Work Postgraduate Certifcate
• Diversity and Equality in Employment MA • Human Resource
Development MA • Human Resource Management MA
International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma)
We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London
to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who
don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who
complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed
progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. See
p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk
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This course is designed for middle or senior managers with signifcant
work experience within Human Resource Management (HRM) or a
related business area. It provides a higher degree qualifcation in a
well-established management area, enabling you to enhance your
career prospects and marketability at a senior level.
You should already be in employment, with substantial relevant
experience in a variety of organisations, whether in the public or
private sectors. As a manager looking to address issues related to
the strategic direction of your organisation, this course will give you
a conceptual framework in which to explore these issues.
This is a one-year course and attendance is in block mode – four
weekends (Friday to Sunday) in October, December, February and
April, plus two optional one-day dissertation workshops.
Course content
Core modules: Dissertation • Managing Culture and Change
• Strategic People Management and Development
You will also have the opportunity to attend the annual one-day
Westminster Business School HRM Conference.
Related courses
CPD/short courses in HRM and related disciplines • Diversity and
Equality in Employment MA • Fast Track to Licentiate Membership
of CIPD • Human Resource Development MA • Human Resource
Management MA • International Human Resource Management MA

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In the rapidly growing markets of personal and professional
development, organisations are looking to newer developmental
initiatives such as coaching and mentoring within a work
environment. Coaching has become recognised as a great tool that
can help organisations to harness their potential and fully develop the
skills and abilities of their people.
This course aims to develop professionally competent, skilled and
focused coaches and mentors who can go on to improve organisation
effectiveness and performance. It will enable individuals to harness
the potential that effective coaching and mentoring skills can offer.
Course content
Core modules: Coaching and Mentoring Skills in Practice
• Principles of Coaching and Mentoring at Work • Psychology
of Coaching and Mentoring
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The MBA course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills
and confdence needed to become an effective senior manager
in today’s rapidly changing business environment. It gives you
a comprehensive business education and develops the skills and
mindset you need for effective leadership.
This course, which is accredited by the Association of MBAs, is
aimed at professionals with at least three years’ work experience.
Teaching takes place in small groups, led by members of the
Business School’s highly trained, expert faculty. The courses can be
taken full-time over 12 months or part-time over 24 months, and
are practise focused, offering work placement opportunities and
mentoring initiatives.
Course content
Core modules: Accounting and Financial management • Corporate
Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility • Data Analysis for
Business Decisions • Dissertation and Research Methods • Economics
and Business Environment • Leadership and Professional Development
• Managing Change • Managing Operations and Information
• Marketing Management and Strategy • Organisations and People
Management • Strategic Management
Option modules, choose two from: Digital Marketing* • Financial
Strategy • Foresight and Future Studies • Information and
Knowledge Management in the Organisation* • Innovation and
Entrepreneurship* • Project Management • Social Entrepreneurship*
• Sustainability* • Systems Dynamics*
* subject to approval
Related courses
International Business and Management MA • Management MA
International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma)
We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London
to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who
have an appropriate level of work experience but do not quite meet
our MBA academic entry requirements. Students who complete their
KIC London course will be able to progress to the MBA, subject to
a satisfactory interview. See p228, or for more information visit
kiclondon.org.uk
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For many organisations business is increasingly conducted globally
and online. As a result there is a need for key people who can
understand and manage the technologies required. This course
emphasises the business perspectives of IT management, covering
business and management issues as well as the use of IT for
competitive advantage. It will enable you to develop a broad range
of the business, technical and managerial skills that are highly
regarded by employers.
Course content
Core modules: Enterprise Data Management • Management
Dimensions of Information • Managing the Digital Enterprise
• Project Management for IT • Web Resource Management
Project modules, choose one of the following: Information
Management Project (which is a research-type project)
• Web Server Management Project (which is a practical project)
Option modules, choose two of the following:
Technical options – Decision Support for Managers • The Networked
Enterprise • Web Application Development
Business/management-oriented options: Business Process Integration
with SAP • E-Government • Leading the Knowledge-Based
Organisation • Managing Technology Services
Related courses
Information Management and Finance MSc • Purchasing and Supply
Chain Management MSc
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Easier communication, more effcient international transportation,
the relocation of production and services, and a signifcant increase
in economic migration have made the study of international business
and management increasingly relevant.
This course attracts a signifcant number of international students
and refects the main areas of international business. It integrates
theoretical knowledge with practical enterprise skills in a global
context, and also gives you the chance to develop your
knowledge and management skills so that you can pursue
a career in multinational companies, overseas trade and
international organisations.
Course content
Core modules: Aspects of Marketing Management • Human Resource
Strategies for the International Manager • Information Management
• International Business Policy • Managerial Accounting • Project
• Research Methods • The International Economy
Option modules, choose one module from the University’s
postgraduate programme, subject to approval by the course leader.
There is also an opportunity to take the course as part of a
collaborative programme with CIECE-Groupe ESCE. On this
programme you will study your frst semester in Paris, France and
your second semester in London. The course content is similar to that
for the London-only degree, and all teaching will be in English.
Related courses
International Business and Management MA • International Business
Economics MA • International Development Management MA
• International Finance MA
International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma)
We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London
to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who
don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who
complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed
progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. See
p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk
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Countries around the world face great challenges in the context
of global economic change, particularly transition economies and
developing countries coming to terms with structural change and
globalisation. Management of this process, in a way that raises
living standards, reduces deprivation and achieves sustainable
development, presents a formidable but very rewarding task.
This course is aimed at those who work, or seek to work, in
developing economies, or who wish to develop their careers within
the support organisations for the developing world. The course
refects the main functional areas of international development and
management, blending both the theoretical and practical elements
to give you key knowledge and skills in both development studies
and management. You will need to complete a project or dissertation
which will give you an opportunity to undertake a serious piece
of research. You may also become a member of the Development
Studies Association (DSA).
Course content
Core modules: Data Management • Development Theory and
Practice • Human Resource Strategies for the International Manager
• International Development Finance • Managing Development
Projects • Project • Research Methods • The International Economy
Option modules, choose one from: Financial Planning and Control
• Managerial Accounting
Related courses
International Business and Management MA • Management MA
• MBA
International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma)
We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London
to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who
don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who
complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed
progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. See
p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk
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This course is designed to develop the general management skills
and abilities you need in the rapidly changing economic environment.
As well as giving you the underpinning knowledge and understanding
required to operate effectively in a managerial role, the course
will develop your analysis, problem-solving and proactive-thinking
skills. As the course progresses, the emphasis evolves from operation
to strategy.
Students who successfully complete the MA Management
become members of the chartered corporate body, the Corporate
Management Institute (CMI).
Course content
Core modules: Analysis of the Business Environment • Financial
Analysis for Managers • Human Resource Management • Information
Management • Managing Products and Services • Organisational
Analysis • Project • Research Methods • Strategic Management
Related courses
International Business and Management MA • International Business
Economics MA
International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma)
We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London
to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who
don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who
complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed
progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. See
p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk
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Organisations need professionals with the knowledge and skills
to identify problems and develop solutions within both purchasing
and the wider supply chain. This course will give you an advanced
programme of study in the area, informed by leading research within
purchasing and supply chain management.
Course content
The course addresses the strategic role of purchasing and supply
chain management within the organisation, the impact of changes in
the regulatory and policy environment on the supply chain, and new
technologies and techniques available to address current and future
problems in the supply chain. You will develop your knowledge of
best practice in the feld, and the importance of business process and
activity integration to support this.
Core modules: Financial Analysis for Managers • Logistics and the
External Environment • Management Dimensions of Information
• Purchasing Management • Research Methods and Project • Retail
Supply Chain Management
Option modules: Business Process Integration with SAP • Green
Logistics and Procurement • Project Management using PRINCE 2
• Public Procurement
Related courses
Digital Enterprise Management MSc • Information Management and
Finance MSc • Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc
International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma)
We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London
to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who
don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who
complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed
progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. See
p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk
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Marketing communications covers the selection and application of
the main communication tools available to an organisation in pursuit
of its marketing goals. This work is often carried out by specialist
agencies, and involves both strategic thinking and the development
of creative solutions. It calls for a blend of research-based knowledge
with the practice of high-level, often extremely creative, skills.
The ultimate aim of the course is to enhance your career
advancement prospects through knowledge of how to apply
academic learning to best marketing practice. The course embeds
the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s (CIM’s) Introductory Certifcate
in Marketing, to provide a frm grounding in the basics of marketing.
It also gives you CIM membership while you are studying.
Course content
The course covers the main marketing communication techniques
and provides you with a suffcient foundation in marketing to enable
you to work easily with people involved throughout the marketing
management process.
Core modules: Advertising Management and Brand Delivery
• Analysis and Strategy for Marketing Communications • Buyer
Behaviour • Direct and Interactive Marketing Management
• Integrated Marketing Communications Campaign Planning Project
• Managing Marketing Communications • Marketing and Media
Research • Public Relations and Reputation Management • Sales
Promotion and Management • Specialist Marketing Internships
Related courses
Marketing Management MA/MSc • Marketing Strategy and
Communications MSc • MBA
International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma)
We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London
to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who
don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who
complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed
progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees.
See p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk
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These two courses offer a strategic perspective on marketing
management, a discipline that is increasingly seen as critical to
success in achieving business goals, and as a core function in
many organisations.
The courses will enable you to develop a strategic perspective, and
broaden your existing understanding of marketing and its integration
into an overall corporate strategy and structure. You will also
hone your capacity for analysing complex marketing and business
situations and reaching decisions on appropriate courses of action,
and also improve your career prospects in marketing and general
business areas.
Successful completion of the course allows maximum exemptions
from the Professional Diploma exams of the Chartered Institute of
Marketing (CIM).
Course content
Core modules: Buyer Behaviour • Marketing Communications
• Marketing Dissertation Project • Marketing Research • Product,
Brand and Pricing Management • Routes to Market (core for MA only)
• Strategic Marketing • The Effective Marketing Manager
Option modules – MSc students: Data Management
• Decision Support for Managers • Financial Analysis for
Managers • Information and Project Management • Leading
the Knowledge-Based Organisation • Managing Technology Services
• Managing the Digital Enterprise • Marketing Dissertation Project
Related courses
International Business and Management MA • Management MA
• Marketing Communications MA • Marketing Strategy and
Communications MSc • MBA
International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma)
We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London
to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who
don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who
complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed
progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees.
See p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk
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The world of marketing is changing, and marketers need to be able
to demonstrate strength in the boardroom with strategic abilities and
skills as well as frst class expertise in marketing communications. To
address this need, this new and exciting course has been developed
using both the new qualifcations of the Chartered Institute of
Marketing (CIM) and the University of Westminster’s own modules.
The degree represents a two-stage process. After successful
completion of the CIM’s modules you will receive the CIM Professional
Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. You may then progress onto the
Masters degree to achieve a Masters award from the University of
Westminster – hence two separate but linked awards. We are one
of the frst universities in a specially selected network to deliver this
innovative course as an accredited study centre.
The course will be delivered through a combination of evenings,
weekends and summer school, making it possible for you to complete
your studies in 24 months or less, depending on your prior knowledge
and experience. We will draw heavily on our internationally
renowned full-time Marketing Communications programme, and the
course team has a wealth of experience of working in the marketing
sector, as well as being experienced tutors.
The course is designed to enable you to make the transition into
strategic management, and work across more functions at a senior
management level. You will develop the skills and knowledge to
make a signifcant contribution to your organisation’s corporate and
business strategy, present concisely at board level, contribute to board
decisions, and demonstrate a high level of leadership and infuence.
We have a student-centred approach to teaching and learning, and
the assessment strategy includes group and individual assignments,
examinations, work-based learning and personal development
planning (PDP). This ensures that you draw on your own work
experience and organisation to aid your personal development.
Course content
Core modules – the frst four modules constitute the CIM Chartered
Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (Stage 1): Analysis and Decision
• Emerging Themes • Managing Corporate Reputation • Marketing
Leadership and Planning
After successfully completing the remaining fve modules you
will achieve your Marketing Strategy and Communications MSc:
Advertising Management and Brand Delivery • Buyer Behaviour
• Direct and Interactive Marketing • Integrated Marketing
Communications Campaign Planning Project/Dissertation • Research
Methods and PDP (parts 1 and 2)
You may either opt to take the IMC Campaign Project or a more
traditional dissertation. The IMC Campaign Project is a one-to-one,
supervisor-supported module that gives you the opportunity to identify
and work for ‘legal’ organisations of your choice. You will need
to apply your course learning to a real-life situation by drafting a
budgeted and time-scaled campaign plan for a chosen organisation.
For a more marketing strategy based or marketing management
approach you may choose a dissertation in the area of marketing
strategy and communications.
Related courses
Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing • Marketing
Communications MA • Marketing Management MA/MSc
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In a rapidly changing environment, where the emphasis on
professional standards and competence is key to survival, this course
offers you the opportunity to update your knowledge and skills and
enhance your career progression. The course, from the Chartered
Institute of Marketing (CIM) and delivered by the University of
Westminster, is aimed at marketing professionals who are middle/
senior managers aspiring to attain roles at director level and beyond,
and who wish to improve their professional credibility as a marketer.
You may currently be a marketing manager, business development
manager or work in strategic marketing or brand management, and
are looking to make the transition into higher level management.
The CIM’s Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing focuses on
strategic issues. On completing this course, you can progress on to our
Marketing Strategy and Communications MSc. Delivery of the course
is designed to accommodate your availability through a combination
of weekends, evenings and summer school classes and tutorials. The
course uses a combination of lectures, seminars, case studies, group
work, webinars and podcasts in order to promote a student-centred
learning experience.
During the course, you will have access to a range of specialist
guest speakers as well as the expertise of our academic staff.
You will develop a work-based project which will demonstrate your
insight, knowledge and experience. By the end of the course, you
will be ready to make the transition into strategic management, and
make a signifcant contribution towards an organisation’s corporate
and business strategy. You will be able to contribute to board
decisions, work cross-functionally at a senior management level,
and demonstrate a high level of leadership and infuence.
Course content
Core modules: Analysis and Decision • Emerging Themes
• Managing Corporate Reputation • Marketing Leadership
and Planning
Related courses
Marketing Strategy and Communications MSc
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The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) is Westminster’s internationally
reputed research group in the creative arts. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise CREAM was ranked
as London’s top art and design research department, with 100 per cent of our research internationally
recognised, and 75 per cent rated as excellent or world leading.
The Centre ranges across the disciplines of photography, flm, digital media, ceramics, visual arts and
music. Our researchers are internationally recognised for their work in a variety of subjects areas, including
art criticism, ceramic history and installation, documentary and experimental flm, music composition, new
media arts, photographic history, theory and practice, and sculptural and architectural installation. We
have won numerous awards from research councils, foundations, and industry.
There are currently around 35 researchers and 30 doctoral students based at the Centre. Among
them are editors of fve leading arts and scholarly journals, including Art Monthly, and our researchers
have exhibited and curated work at a variety of national and international venues including Tate Modern,
Tate Britain and the V&A. CREAM has an international and multicultural profle and (together with our
colleagues in Westminster’s top-rated media research centre CAMRI) has established an Africa Media
Centre and an India Media Centre.
CREAM focuses on cross-disciplinary research that shapes debates about practice, and many of our
doctoral students are doing their PhD by practice. We are a pioneer of practice-based moving image
PhDs in the UK, and a founder member of the international AVPhD network. CREAM offers excellent
academic and pastoral support for its talented international cohort of students. Supported by the active
contribution of our lively community of artists and researchers, the doctoral programme in CREAM is at
the cutting edge of theory and practice based research. If you are interested in pursuing a PhD with
CREAM, contact Dr Tom Corby (E: corbyt@westminster.ac.uk).
For more information about Creative Arts courses, visit the School of Media, Arts and
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This innovative project-based course focuses on new fusions of art
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contemporary critical debates.
Responding to demand for practice-based opportunities, the course
has built on the diversity of our creative and critical expertise in
combinations of three key areas:
• time-based work, including flm, video, animation, sound and
performance, interactive digital media, CD-ROM, websites and
interactive installation
• art in the public domain (whether physical, virtual, or social),
which explores sustainability and environment, fusions between
traditional and new technologies, and socially engaged and
situated practices
• working across two, three and four dimensions, in areas
including painting, digital imaging, design photography,
installation, ceramics, sculpture and moving image.
Course content
Your project forms the centre of your studies, and you devise and
develop it supported by research-active supervisors from the School
of Media, Arts and Design, visiting speakers, technical facility
centres, seminars, presentations and tutorials. You will learn to
develop a professional-quality project that proceeds from research
and experimentation to public manifestation. Your individual skills
will be enhanced by an excellent supporting programme of technical
workshops. You will need to be highly self-motivated, and undertake
individual research from the start. The core elements of the course are:
Project 1 (40 credits) and Project 2 (60 credits) – experimentation
and development of a creative project, followed by its completion
and siting in the public domain with all the support described above
as well as the following:
Research Methods (20 credits) – introduction to a wide range
of research processes suitable for practice-based projects, from
standard referencing and web search to action research and
visual experimentation.
Thinking Practices (20 credits) – a forum for ideas and debates that
inform art and media practices, using blogging, group discussions
and presentations. See blog, at thinkingpractices.wordpress.com
Critical Review (20 credits) – an opportunity to develop a self-refective
perspective, from the analytical to the poetic, through the development
of critical writing focused on the personal project.
Option Module (20 credits) – chosen from a wide variety of courses in
the University, providing it is at MA level.
Related courses
Design for Communication MA • Photographic Studies MA
Art and Media Practice MA

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This course refects the multidisciplinary nature of contemporary
communication, bringing together key subject disciplines in visual
communication including graphic design, animation, digital media
and illustration. Taught by practising designers, and with input from
industry professionals, the course aims to help you develop analytical
skills and generate conceptual thinking that will prepare you for
high-level professional practice.
There is a broad scope of activities on the course, from traditional
graphic skills to future communication delivery methods. It is an
ambitious programme for students who want to realise their creative
potential and self-reliance, working as freelance or small business
operators in the challenging and changing world of the creative
communication industries.
Course content
This is an industry-focused course. It encompasses issues central to
contemporary design practice such as design authorship and social
engagement, through a process of analysis, experimentation, and the
practical testing and implementation of creative ideas. It also offers
strong links to new media industries, working in collaboration with
them and using their advice and expertise in the ongoing development
of the programme.
Core modules: Business for Design • Critical Debates in Design
• Design Project A • Design Project B • Design Research Methods
• Major Project/Exhibition
Related courses
Art and Media Practice MA
Design for Communication MA
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The course aims to provide the strategic decision-making, leadership
and problem-solving skills required for entrepreneurial and visionary
retail leaders of the future. It is frmly in the University’s tradition of
fashion in its commitment to excellence in developing highly effective,
talented and committed professional fashion graduates.
Working closely with fashion industry professionals, fashion
organisations and industry role models and mentors, you will receive
a relevant, well-grounded, high-quality education and skill base.
This will enable you to have a wider, clearer and more relevant
understanding of the business you are already involved in. The course
offers inside knowledge of industry strategies and cultures on a
global basis, combined with a strong underpinning of key business
skills and essential fashion industry management knowledge.
Course content
This course equips you for a business management career in the
domestic or international fashion industry. Delivered by a teaching
team with a wide range of experience both in industry and academia,
the course offers an innovative and relevant fashion business
curriculum that focuses on preparing your entry into senior roles in
business and management within the industry.
Core modules: Finance • Leadership • Managing Change
• Marketing • Strategy • Supply Chain Management and Sourcing
The Major Business Project completes the course, providing you with
the opportunity to present original research.
Fashion Business Management MA
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This intensive course is devised, mentored and taught by experienced
practising flm and television directors, industry professionals and
academics. It is intended for innovative and talented emerging
directors who are seeking to explore and develop an individual
approach and the necessary skills to direct flm and TV. The course
enables you to study with other emerging and experienced directors,
within a supportive, critical and creatively challenging environment.
Course content
The course is all about directing. You learn by undertaking practical
modules, through exercises and directorial challenges, shot on Mini
DV with professional actors, and you are mentored by experienced,
practising directors and other industry practitioners. These video
workshops are deconstructed and reviewed through staff and fellow
student feedback. Teaching and learning also takes place through
practical workshops, lectures, seminars, master classes and group or
individual tutorials.
Each student directs a 10-12 minute Major Project short flm over the
summer on a flm or digital format determined by content and budget.
Students receive seed funding for their Major Project, but the budget is
primarily from individual fnancing.
The two theory modules are provided by academics with considerable
teaching and research expertise from Westminster’s internationally
acclaimed and long-established Film and Television: Theory, Culture
and Industry MA; the two theory modules are chosen from this course.
Core modules: Developing Material • Major Project • Performance,
Mise En Scene and Storytelling • Theory Module 1 and 2
Related courses
Film and Television: Theory, Culture and Industry MA
• Screenwriting and Producing for Film and Television MA
Directing for Film and Television MA
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This is the longest-running postgraduate course in the country in
the study of flm and television, and it retains its strong reputation
within the flm sector. In addition to theoretical, cultural and critical
dimensions, the course offers an overview of the international flm
industry – both historic and contemporary. It investigates production,
distribution, exhibition and marketing, from mainstream commercial
productions to alternative, experimental and independent flm, video
and digital work.
Past and present students are employed in the flm and TV sectors,
as small-scale producers and flm and video makers, or working
for larger organisations and TV companies as script consultants,
programmers, executives and flm educators. Students have taken
the course to develop and expand their teaching careers, and several
have progressed to doctoral studies in the UK and abroad.
Course content
The course is built on a series of taught modules, each requiring
written research essays or projects for assessment, and all students
embark upon a 10,000-word research thesis in an area of their
specialist interest to complete their studies. This is an option-based
course offering students the opportunity to choose from the range of
modules from three pathways – culture, industry and theory – though
you are not required to follow any particular pathway in the choice of
modules you make.
Full-time students
You will take six taught modules, three in Semester 1 and three in
Semester 2, from some of the following:
Culture – European Cinema since 1945 • Issues in British Film
Culture • Television Drama • Television Comedy
Industry – Cinema: Distribution and Exhibition • Experimental Film,
Distribution and Exhibition • The Hollywood Studio System • The
World Film Business
Theory – Authorship, Genre and Realism • Documentary Film:
Issues and Progressions • Experimental Film Theory and Practice
• Structuralism and Psychoanalysis
All students have a free choice from among the modules on offer in
each semester. Not all of these modules are liable to be on offer in
any one year but you will have plenty of modules to choose from.
The Research Thesis Module (10-12,000 words) consists of some
preparatory sessions in Semesters 1 and 2, and is completed of it
during the summer period.
Part-time students
You have from two to fve years to complete the degree. You must
complete six taught modules and can take one module at a time from
those on offer, or ‘double up’ and complete your studies more rapidly.
Some modules will be on offer in the evenings at Regent Campus, for
greater convenience to part-time students, while other modules will be
available during the day at the Harrow Campus. No taught module is
compulsory; the only core (compulsory) module for you to take is the
fnal Research Thesis module, which you research, write and complete
after you have completed the taught modules. You have two semesters
to complete the Research Thesis module.
Related courses
Directing in Film and Television MA • Screenwriting and Producing for
Film and Television MA
Film and Television: Theory, Culture and Industry MA
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This course builds on the University’s highly prestigious Film and TV
Production BA Honours that has produced generations of industry
professionals. The ethos of the course is to shorten the odds of getting
your flms made and distributed. All our staff are active flm makers,
including Oscar winners, and our visiting lecturers are made up of
the best and most successful in the business, such as Tim Bevan, David
Parftt, and Bruce Robinson.
This is a course designed for those with talent and commitment
– those determined to make the most of their abilities – whether as
screenwriters, producers, script editors, directors or agents.
Course content
Pitching, treatments, step outlines, short scripts, feature flm scripts,
collaborative story development, production folders, slate building
strategy: our course insists that you park your student identity at the
door. Once you start, you’re a professional and enjoying opportunities
that many independents would kill to get. We develop work in small
groups and pitch direct to UK and US production companies and
agents. We learn through practice and illustration (watching movies,
analysing scripts, rewriting ‘successful’ screenplays) and never indulge
in theory for its own sake.
Core modules: Art and Screenplay Writing • Contemporary
Production Practice • Major Project Research • Major Project
Development • Major Project Completion • Narrative Forms
• Script Editing • Specialist Skills in Screenwriting
The course starts in January with a 13-week semester. Self-directed
work follows during the summer, and then a further 13-week semester
dominated by aggressive rewriting. For the part-time course, there will
be a progression from taught modules incorporating small assignments
in the frst year, towards the major projects (feature flm scripting
and development) in the second. You will develop work in small
collaborative groups, and pitch directly to production companies.
Partnerships between writers and producers on major projects are
actively encouraged.
Related courses
Directing for Film and Television MA • Film and Television: Theory,
Culture and Industry MA
Screenwriting and Producing for Film and Television MA
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This well-established Masters is the world-leading course in audio
production, highly regarded both nationally and internationally.
It is accredited by the leading industry bodies, including APRS,
and is the JAMES National Regional Centre – London, an Apple-
accredited training centre and a Skillset Media Academy. Designed
to meet and exceed professional standards, Audio Production MA
students can reach the highest level in the creative use of audio,
exploring how creative ideas and new technologies can be
combined, enhanced and redefned.
This innovative course develops your creative abilities in
audio across music production, sound design, radio, TV, flm
and multimedia, all supported by a robust understanding of the
technologies involved. The course allows you to explore and expand
as a creative artist while achieving control and experience of
professional audio environment. As the major media education site
in Europe, the University’s Harrow Campus includes 13 professional
recording studios (three surround studios), a new teaching recording
studio, Music Lab and an array of TV, post-production, radio, flm and
multimedia facilities built and equipped to the highest standards.
Course content
Applied Innovation and Interactive Design introduces you to
associated programming packages for multimedia applications, and
explores innovative sound design techniques for a range of interactive
media platforms including web applications, computer games and
small apps.
Audio Visual Production and Cultural Theory (Semester One and
Two) focuses on the creative applications of technology, theories
and professional production practices. It develops into a study brief
incorporating the construction of a radio drama, radio programme,
flm trailer assembly and surround mix, and a substantial piece of
sound-to-picture work, including location recording, music and audio
post for flm and broadcast media.
Entrepreneurship and Finance for Creative Industries is a shared
module with students on the Music Business Management MA course.
It gives you the opportunity to develop team practice while acquiring
theoretical and practical knowledge of media economics, fnancial
management, and entrepreneurship in the creative industries.
Music Production and Cultural Theory (Semester One and Two)
develops your professional practice through in-depth understanding
of both practical and theoretical aspects of music recording and
production processes, including mixing, remixing and mastering in
stereo and surround.
Programming and Audio Design for Animation offers a detailed
approach to the digital manipulation of audio data, location recording
and Foley, creation of sound and synth libraries, and sound design for
animation, enabling you to produce work to industry standards.
The Masters stage:
This is your opportunity to negotiate a large-scale, self-determined,
original and inventive project, based upon several areas explored
in the taught stage of the course.
Related courses
Music Business Management MA
Audio Production MA
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This course is recognised as a world leader in music business
management education, preparing students to become the next
generation of music industry leaders and music entrepreneurs.
All teaching staff on the course are currently working in the music
industry, and every week there are a number of high-level industry
guests. The course is intense and the students are expected to be
self-motivated and open minded.
Course content
Working with music industry leaders and organisations, the course
has developed a unique curriculum that combines a strong
underpinning of key business skills (fnance, leadership, organisational
management, marketing and entrepreneurialism), with essential music
industry management knowledge (strategic innovation and technology,
intellectual property and copyright, and international perspective,
with a focus on the live industry and digital content exploitation).
Teaching is mainly through lectures and group work, and you will be
assessed via a combination of course work, individual assignments,
group projects, and mid-term tests. In each module there is a minimum
of two assignments. The fnal project is a report of a minimum of
12,000 words.
Core modules: Intellectual Property and Copyright Management
• Issues and Challenges in the Creative Industries • Leadership and
Organisational Management • Live music management • Music
Business Finance • Music Business Management Project • Music
Marketing Management – The History of the Music Industry
Related courses
Audio Production MA • Fashion Business Management MA
Music Business Management MA
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Masters level. You will develop a high level of expertise and
scholarship in writing, thinking and visual practice. The course
explores relationships between visual practice and photographic
theory, and offers a fexible scheme for combining these components.
You will engage with thinking about photography as a general social
and historical phenomenon across art, popular culture and the mass
media, as well as the social, ethical and critical issues involved in
photographic representation.
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Throughout the course you will work on projects designed to
develop and extend your practice and skills. Critical theory modules
contextualise the practice of photography and enable you to develop
personal areas of research interest, extending and often transforming
your own visual practice. You complete your study with a major body
of visual work, a dissertation, or a theory/practice option.
Core modules: Aesthetics and Rhetoric • Contemporary Debates
• Image and Language • Text and Body • Uncommon Practices
Option modules: Practice Research then the Major Project • Theory
Research then the Dissertation (the Theory/Practice module can be
taken instead of the Major Project or Dissertation)
Related courses
Photojournalism MA
Photographic Studies MA
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This course provides a unique combination of professional practice
and critical understanding for photographers, journalists and related
professionals interested in working in the feld of editorial and
documentary photography. The course builds on the international
stature of the University’s Photographic and Journalism Departments.
It is designed to equip you with a sound command of the working
methods that will sustain your career in photography – whether as
a photographer, picture editor, curator or writer.
The course is especially useful for photographers, media
professionals and graduates who wish to broaden their skills and
knowledge in the feld of editorial and documentary photography.
Course content
The emphasis of the course is on contemporary approaches to
editorial photography including picture editing, critical and journalistic
writing, the production and design of a magazine, and a major
project for the editorial market. The primary course resources are
those in the Margaret Harker Photographic Centre as well as excellent
onsite video facilities, which are equipped to the highest professional
standards for both analogue and digital production.
Core modules: History and Theory of Photographs on the Published
Page • Photography for Publication • Photojournalism: The Picture
Story • Magazine Editorial Production • Major Project or Dissertation
• Writing Photography
Related courses
Journalism (International) – Print, Broadcast and Cultural MA
• Photographic Studies MA
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RESEARCH IN ELECTRONICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
The School hosts a number of research groups funded by several schemes including European Commission
programmes, research council initiatives, and knowledge transfer projects with UK industry and overseas.
Ongoing joint activities with other British and European universities encompass research collaboration
and student and staff exchange. We run an extensive research study programme in electronic
engineering, computer systems and networks, healthcare modelling and simulation, and information
systems. For more information, contact Dr Andrzej Tarczynski (E: tarczya@westminster.ac.uk) or visit
westminster.ac.uk/schools/computing/research
APPLIED DSP AND VLSI RESEARCH GROUP
This group conducts research in ultra-low-power signal processing systems, design and implementation of
hardware processors, sigma-delta-based A/D-D/A converters, unsupervised signal processing algorithms
alleviating RF impairments in communication receivers, reconfgurable system design, image-processing for
biomedical applications, and global navigation satellite systems.
CENTRE FOR PARALLEL COMPUTING
The group conducts research in cluster and grid computing, distributed systems, and parallel processing.
Specialist topics include interoperability, performance, security, service management and user support of
grid computing, parallel and distributed simulation, and parallel traffc simulation.
COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE AND SEMANTIC SYSTEMS
ENGINEERING RESEARCH GROUP
Research focuses on engineering of fexible, scalable and large-scale semantic systems capable of
harnessing complexity. It relies on collective intelligence and the metaphor of digital ecosystems as the
key pillars for challenges faced by complex semantic systems such as the Semantic Web, Web 2.0/3.0,
cross-lingual querying, parsing and information retrieval, semantic multimedia, semantic software
and service systems.
COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUNETICS RESEARCH GROUP
Research is conducted in intelligent reconfgurable radio networks for software radio applications, seamless
personalised telecommunication services, smart homes and ambient intelligence, remote physiological and
lifestyle monitoring, mobile health, and healthcare compunetics.
COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE GROUP
Research is based on design, development and improvement of effcient ‘intelligent’ algorithms and tools,
including hybrid intelligent systems, for a variety of applications including: data mining; decision support
systems; exploratory data analysis in quality food analysis; industrial modelling and control; medical
signal/image processing; and robotics (control, vision and navigation).
COMPUTER VISION AND IMAGING RESEARCH GROUP
Research includes a number of European and nationally funded projects in automated computer
vision-based analysis, content-based search engines for image and video databases, interactive
television, visually mediated man-machine interfaces, automated surveillance (visual verifcation and
access authorisation), and gesture and face recognition.
DATA AND KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING RESEARCH GROUP
Research activities focus on the modelling of healthcare processes, knowledge-management systems for
hospital environments, quantitative healthcare and business analysis application of database technology
to management processes, and on the area of software life-cycle support security and risk assessment in
requirements capture for healthcare information systems design.
DISTRIBUTED AND INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH GROUP
Research addresses issues high on the agendas of EC, EPSRC and DTI, such as next-generation grid
systems, autonomous computing, performance modelling and analysis, high-performance computing,
mobile distributed systems, and message-passing environments. Current activities are part of the
CoreGrid, GridComp, and AutoGrid projects.
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH GROUP
Research activities in this area include computer-aided instruction systems, video conferencing, research
in the cognitive aspects of human learning, and the generation of computer-aided explanations of the
teaching subjects.
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Research is conducted in operational research and modelling in the healthcare context. Specialist topics
include modelling of A&E, neonatal and geriatric services, development of decision support tools for
monitoring clinical performance, estimating cost and length of stay in long-term care, and modelling bed
occupancy and length of stay.
SOFTWARE INTEROPERABILITY RESEARCH GROUP
This group conducts research in interoperability in pervasive software environments, integrated solutions
with ontologies, context awareness data/knowledge sharing in ubiquitous computing, medical informatics,
electronic healthcare records, and information systems in the NHS.
SOFTWARE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING RESEARCH GROUP
This group conducts research in development and application of sound engineering principles in the context
of software systems development and research. Specialist topics include distributed systems, software
components, database research, and web search.
SYSTEM ANALYSIS RESEARCH GROUP
This centre conducts research in signal processing, control engineering and system modelling. Specialist
topics include non-uniform-sampling-based digital signal processing, as well as optimisation methods and
artifcial intelligence in signal and system analysis.
WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH GROUP
Research is conducted in RF, microwave and millimetre wave circuit design for wireless broadband
communication systems, wireless collision avoidance systems, development of numerical tools and
computer-aided design techniques for modelling electromagnetic systems, and linearisation of multi-carrier
power amplifers.
SHORT COURSES AND CPD
Our short courses are part of a Professional Development scheme running at Harrow and central London.
They are self-contained courses taking three hours per week in evening mode, or seven hours on selected
Saturdays. The courses are at both introductory and advanced levels.
We currently offer a wide range of courses covering a variety of disciplines, programming techniques
and software packages, as well as a number of accredited courses such as Cisco Certifed Network
Associate, Microsoft Offce Specialist, and the ECDL. We have provided courses for a number of clients
in both private and government organisations. Our courses are offered in a variety of delivery modes,
including one evening a week for ten weeks during term time, weekend courses, summer schools and
intensive block mode delivery. Standard university CATS credits are awarded for successful completion
of the assessment of some courses.
For more information and a full list of our courses, contact the Professional Development Unit
(T: +44 (0)20 7911 5945, E: ecs-cpd@westminster.ac.uk, or visit westminster.ac.uk/schools/computing/
short-courses). If your frst language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.
For more information about Electronics and Computer Science courses, visit the
School of Electronics and Computer Science website at westminster.ac.uk/computing

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This innovative course responds to the latest developments in
business practice. It examines the broader issues of business
imperatives and technology responses that have changed the way
information systems are perceived. It also addresses the key aspects
of contemporary business information systems, from requirements
analysis, system modelling and design to the development of modern
software solutions and databases that can be incorporated into fully
operational information systems.
You will explore the latest technologies and industry standards,
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enterprise information systems, service-oriented and component-
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security, privacy and ethics in information systems, you will enhance
your understanding of societal use of information systems. The course
provides an excellent vehicle for challenging postgraduate study,
which will develop your skills for employment and professional life.
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The course contains three pathways/themes which, if followed, enable
you to specialise your studies in contemporary information systems,
enterprise-wide information systems, and application development.
The project consolidates the taught subjects of the course, while giving
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Core modules: Architectures, Design and Deployment of IS
• Business Information System Postgraduate Project Module
• IT Business Models • Methods for Research and Industry
• Requirements and System Modelling
Option modules: Business Systems Programming • Computing
for Business and Management • Database Languages • Data
Management and Repositories • Enterprise Utility Computing
• Semantic and Collaborative Technologies • Social Systems
• Systems Interoperability • Warehousing and OLAP
• Web-Enabled Database Applications
Teaching methods include lectures, student-led activity and smaller,
instructor-led groups. Your course work will range from presentations
and group investigations to software development or research review.
Related courses
Business Intelligence and Analytics MSc • Database Systems MSc
Business Information Systems MSc

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course is technology focused, and stretches the data mining theme
to the broader agenda of business intelligence.
You will focus on developing solutions to real-world problems
associated with the changing nature of IT infrastructure and
increasing volumes of data, through the use of applications and case
studies, while gaining a deep appreciation of the underlying models
and techniques. You will also gain a greater understanding of the
impact technological advances have on nature and practices adopted
within the business intelligence/analytics practices, and know how to
adapt to these changes.
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Embedded into the course are two key themes. The frst will help
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technologies, architectures, techniques, tools and methods. These
include warehousing and data mining, distributed data management,
and the technologies, architectures, and appropriate middleware
and infrastructures supporting application layers. The second theme
will enhance your knowledge of algorithms and the quantitative
techniques suitable for data analysis and mining in a broad range
of application areas. The project consolidates the taught subjects
covered, while giving you the opportunity to pursue in-depth study
in your chosen area.
Core modules: Data Mining • Postgraduate Project Module
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Operational Research
Option modules: Business Optimisation • Computing for Business
and Management • Database Languages • Data Management
and Repositories • Data Warehousing and OLAP • Project
Management • Risk Modelling and Simulation for Business and
Industry • Web Mining
Teaching approaches include lectures, tutorials, seminars and
practical sessions. You will also learn through extensive course work,
class presentations, group research work, and the use of a range of
industry standard software such as SAS, SPSS, iThink, Simul8, MS
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Taught modules may be assessed entirely through course work,
or may include a two-hour exam at the end of the year.
Related courses
Business Information Systems MSc • Database Systems MSc
Business Intelligence and Analytics MSc
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data modelling, and in designing, managing, monitoring and
administering corporate database systems divisions, information
centres and web-enabled database applications.
The course combines academic study with Oracle certifcation
training, and you will be encouraged to take the associated Oracle
exams and become an Oracle Certifed Associate. It is suitable for
recent graduates who wish to study for a higher qualifcation
and/or gain relevant technical and professional skills in database
systems. It’s also a strong course for practitioners who want to
enhance their professional abilities, develop their careers, and
update their technical skills, knowledge and understanding of
state-of-the-art and emerging technologies.
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The course addresses new technologies, and advanced theories
and techniques, along with their application, implementation and
integration with legacy systems. You will analyse new demands
and the application of new technologies in the management of data
and information resources, and examine emerging technologies
shaping the way data is now processed, accessed, retrieved,
structured and modelled.
The course offers three specialist pathways or themes which, if
followed, can lead you to different areas of the database systems
environment. One pathway leads to roles related to database
administration and the ability to deliver and administer web-enabled
database solutions. A second pathway leads to roles related to
database application development, and the ability to deliver
web-enabled information systems solutions. The third pathway
focuses on the role of data architect, and the skills and knowledge
needed to organise and design data and manage projects in a
way that harnesses potential emerging technologies.
Core modules: Business Information System Postgraduate Project
Module • Business Systems Programming • Database Languages
• Data Management and Repositories • Methods for Research
and Industry
Option modules: Database Admin and Management • Data
Warehousing and OLAP • Enterprise Utility Computing • IT Business
Models • Project Management • Semantic and Collaborative
Technologies • Systems Interoperability • Web-Enabled Database
Applications • Web Mining
Teaching methods include lectures, student-led activity and smaller,
instructor-led groups, and you are encouraged to gain greater
understanding of topics through practical activity, and simulating live
developments. Assessment usually involves a combination of exam
and course work, leading to a product such as a presentation, group
investigation, technical solution, a piece of software or a research
review. The Oracle training materials that we use will prepare you to
take the associated Oracle Certifcation exams.
Related courses
Business Information Systems MSc • Business Intelligence and
Analytics MSc
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In contemporary society, the importance of gathering, organising
and manipulating data is well known. Virtually every business
activity, public and private, requires the storage of large quantities
of information in a format that is readily available and easily
updated. Securing the integrity, privacy and confdentiality of this
knowledge is essential.
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faults and risks in an IT environment, develop a sound ethical IT
security policy and security management structure, and manage
and control computer networks with due regard for IT security.
As well as building IT security into new software and hardware
system implementations, you will be able to ensure user compliance
with agreed security policy, and prevent and – if necessary
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The course is taught in block mode of one week’s intensive teaching
in dedicated postgraduate rooms, followed by a period of about one
month when assignments are completed. It’s a course structure that is
very popular with both employees and employers.
Course content
Core modules: Postgraduate Project Module • Research Methods
and Professional Practice • Security Awareness • Threats and
Counter-Measures
Option modules, choose from: Biometrics Security Systems
• Computer Forensics Fundamentals • Computer Forensics Tools
• Evidence and Procedure • Risk Analysis
Alongside the state-of-the-art Learning Resource Centre, you will also
beneft from 20 computer laboratories equipped with more than
600 workstations, fve dedicated network development and testing
rooms, an advanced multimedia laboratory, and video conferencing
backbone line to the national Super-Janet network.
Related courses
Computer Forensics MSc • Computer Networks MSc
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Communications MSc
Information Technology Security MSc
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Computer crime is increasingly widespread and sophisticated, and
there is a growing need for computing professionals qualifed to deal
with it. This course combines technical computer forensic skills with
the requirements of an expert witness. You will gain experience of a
range of current and certifed forensic tools, as well as investigating
relevant professional, legal and ethical issues.
You will beneft from a broad and varied array of state-of-the-art
technologies, including:
• EnCase, FTK and open source forensic tools and a dedicated
forensics computer laboratory
• Sunray servers connected to a 1GB fbre optic network with
links to both the Super-Janet 4 network and the London
Metropolitan Network, connecting the Greater London
education and research community
• a Uni-Backbone network that supports IP Multicasts to deliver
a constant stream of interactive, multimedia-rich content
• over 20 laboratories providing access to Unix, Novell and NT
servers, all supported by high-bandwidth networks
• specialist technicians to ensure you can get the most out of
these technologies.
Course content
You will examine a variety of tools available on the open market,
and the use of forensic tools to retrieve data from electronic sources.
You will also consider the analysis of professional and ethical issues
relating to computer forensics, and the development of professional
competencies, such as report writing and presenting evidence in court.
Core modules: Advanced Computer Forensics • Computer Forensics
Project • Computer Forensic Technology • Computer Forensic Tools
• Computer Systems Security • Data Recovery and Analysis
• Evidence and Procedure (CSI and Expert Witness Requirements)
• Fundamentals of Computer Systems Forensics • Research Methods
• The Computer Forensics Profession
Teaching methods include lab-based sessions, student-led tutorials and
lectures by internal staff and guest speakers from industry. Our courses
are offered by friendly, highly experienced staff, and beneft from the
diverse specialist knowledge and skills within the departments of the
School. Assessments will be carried out mostly through practical or
research-based course work and in-class tests.
Related courses
Information Technology Security MSc • Software Engineering MSc
Computer Forensics MSc
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This redesigned course focuses on the specifc emerging domains
within computer science and software engineering where there is
increasing industry demand and a skills shortage. It will enable you
to develop the skills and knowledge you need to build your career
in these new and important areas of computer science, signifcantly
enhancing your employment opportunities while also providing a
solid core of good software engineering practice that will enhance
and reinforce your existing skills.
Among the areas you will cover is the development of sophisticated
touch surface devices such as the iPad and the iPhone, which requires
skills in native programming techniques, graphics and animation,
and mobile application development. The course includes modules
that provide the knowledge and practical techniques to develop
applications for these new devices covering the rich, user-centric,
multiple-touch client software and the web-based service that this
software consumes.
The course also covers the increasing important area of resource
virtualisation, services and systems administration. Businesses are
now regularly using virtualised systems and techniques to lower costs
and complexity and increase availability in computing environments.
This course has a pathway of modules that will impart the principles
and practice and provides a solid foundation for students wishing to
gain entry into this specialism.
Course content
The core modules are Research Methods, Software Engineering
Context, and the Computer Science Project. In addition you will pursue
a pathway of your choice, selected with the guidance and advice of
our academic staff. You can chose up to fve of the following pathways
modules: 3D Animation • 3D Graphics • Enterprise Application
Development • iPhone Application Development • Mobile Application
Development • Pervasive Computing and Interactive Systems
• Resource Virtualisation • Service-Oriented Architectures and Web
Services • Systems Administration
Related courses
Software Engineering MSc
Computer Science MSc
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The continuing shortage of qualifed software engineers means that
graduates have been very successful in gaining software-related
jobs by integrating their existing and newly acquired skills. If you
do not have a formal computing background, this course will give
you greater skills and understanding of the development of software
applications, from initial requirements through to implementation,
with an emphasis on programming. Alternatively, if you do have a
signifcant background in software engineering, the course will enable
you to build on your existing knowledge.
You will beneft from a broad and varied array of state-of-the-art
technologies, including:
• Sunray servers connected to a 1GB fbre optic network with
links to both the Super-Janet 4 network and the London
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• a Uni-Backbone network that supports IP Multicasts to deliver
a constant stream of interactive, multimedia-rich content
• over 20 laboratories providing access to Unix, Novell and NT
servers, all supported by high-bandwidth networks
• specialist technicians to ensure you can get the most out of
these technologies.
Course content
The main theme of the course is software development using
object-oriented design methods such as Unifed Modelling
Language (UML), and object-oriented programming languages such
as C++ and Java. The course is aimed at programmers rather than
managers, and is constantly updated to refect the current trends in
software engineering.
Core modules: Algorithms • Object-Oriented Programming
• Research Methods • Software Design • Software Engineering
Context • Software Project
Option modules, two from the following: Database Systems
• Enterprise Development • iPhone Application Development
• Mobile Application Development • Systems Administration
There are a variety of teaching methods used on the course, with a
particular emphasis on the practical nature of the subject. Formal
lectures are used to convey basic facts and information, while tutorials
in smaller student groups usually adopt a problem-solving approach.
Lab sessions are practical, and there are also student presentations
or student-led seminars. Signifcant use will be made of web-based
teaching materials. A variety of assessment methods are used to
supplement formal exams, and course work assessments form an
important part of the learning process.
Related courses
Computer Science MSc
Software Engineering MSc
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The unprecedented growth in commercial and information
management uses of the internet and world wide web is only the
visible tip of the vast scientifc, computing, technical and engineering
developments that are occurring in the feld. As a result of this
growth, new computer science and engineering disciplines must
emerge. The programming techniques and technological requirements
of this rapidly developing feld are new territory, not only for those
who have worked in this sector for some time, but also to many
recent computer science graduates.
There is now a long-term and growing market for professionals
possessing a clear overview of current information and
communication networks capabilities, standards and trends along
with a frm grasp of specifcs in areas ranging from data network
protocols to network security issues. Whatever developments
occur there will always be a need for the designer and engineer
who has knowledge and experience of both the engineering and
implementation of a distributed or network system, and the ability
to work at the higher levels of abstraction and programming of
networked and distributed computing. As a graduate of this course,
you will have the knowledge and skills to meet those needs.
Course content
Core modules: Communication and Computer Networks
• Network Confguration and Operation • Network
Programming • Individual Project
Option modules: Broadband Wireless Networks • Cellular
Wireless Networks • Communication Principles • Distributed
Systems • Network Modelling and Simulation • Network Security
You will be able to use up-to-date learning resources including
a well-stocked library with traditional and electronic media,
general-purpose network computing facilities, and dedicated
laboratories which provide for activities ranging from program
development to operating system confguration and communication
system experimentation.
Related courses
Embedded Systems MSc • Microelectronic System Design MSc
• Mobile, Wireless and Broadband Communications MSc
Computer Networks MSc
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The demand for embedded system engineers in all areas of
engineering is fourishing, as embedded systems fnd yet more
applications in everyday life. All electronic and software products
are now embedded systems, with everyday examples including
digital cameras, media players, ATM machines and robotic
surveillance tools. These applications require a high level of skill
in hardware and software engineering and an understanding of
the practical realities of real systems. They also require knowledge
in specialist subjects including Digital Signal Processing (DSP),
communications, mechatronics and requirements engineering.
This course will equip you with the key skills required to work
with embedded systems, including real-time operating systems and
microcontrollers. It will also develop your knowledge and practical
experience of media processors, and give you the opportunity to
study specialised option modules.
Many companies need engineers with good software and
hardware skills, and demand continues to increase as electronics,
communications, and media (including television, radio and still
image) systems have converged. Despite this growing demand,
there is a shortage of good embedded system engineers, as most
UK undergraduate courses currently do not produce such people.
Course content
Core modules: Embedded System Design • Individual Project
• Integrated Digital System Design • Real-Time Environments
Option modules, choose three from: DSP and Communication
Processor Design • DSP Design and Applications • Embedded
Media Processing • Multirate Signal Processing • SoC and FPGA
Design Project • Video and Image Processing
We are comprehensively equipped with a wide range of computer-
aided design (CAD) facilities and hardware development laboratories.
These include a network of powerful workstations for designing and
simulating electronic systems and integrated circuits, and unique
software for the design and analysis of DSP systems.
We also have a network laboratory for the design and evaluation
of computer network architectures, an FPGA (Field Programmable
Gate Array) laboratory for the latest chip creation technology, and
an Embedded Systems laboratory for the development of systems
using microcontrollers, digital signal processors and general-purpose
microprocessors. These facilities are for the exclusive use of students
and staff, providing resources that are among the best in the country.
You will develop your key transferable skills through a variety of
teaching methods, including presentations, technical discussions,
project work and formal reports, as well as group and one-to-one
tutorials and lectures. Engineering problem-solving skills are enhanced
through the use of software for all aspects of design, documentation
and testing of hardware.
Related courses
Computer Networks MSc • Microelectronic System Design MSc
• Mobile, Wireless and Broadband Communications MSc
Embedded Systems MSc
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The breathtaking advances in the feld of microelectronics over the
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real-time fast and power-effcient computer systems, digital signal
processing (DSP) systems, communication systems, biomedical systems
and systems for consumer goods a reality. Circuit complexities of
millions of transistors are now common, and advances in silicon
processing and geometry reduction are set to continue for many
years to come. To be able to take advantage of these advances in
microelectronic technology, there will always be a need for suitably
qualifed engineers with experience and know-how of the latest
technological developments, and the tools to support them.
This course aims to give you the skills and knowledge to make
a worthy contribution in the VLSI and microelectronic industry,
where the outlook remains optimistic despite the problems in the
world economy. The delivery of the technical content benefts
from the experience of our teaching teams, who are involved
in cutting-edge industrial research and development work. The
course provides a breadth of view, and experience of implementation
details via suitably selected real-life problem-solving, project and
simulation work.
Course content
Core modules: Individual Project • Integrated Digital System Design
• Microelectronic Circuit Design • SoC and FPGA Design Project
Option modules, choose three from: DSP and Communication
Processor Design • DSP Design and Applications • Embedded Media
Processing • Embedded System Design • Multirate Signal Processing
• Real-Time Environments • Video and Image Processing
We are comprehensively equipped with a wide range of computer-
aided design (CAD) facilities and hardware development laboratories.
These include a network of powerful workstations for designing and
simulating electronic systems and integrated circuits, and unique
software for the design and analysis of DSP systems.
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of computer network architectures, an FPGA (Field Programmable
Gate Array) laboratory for the latest chip creation technology, and
an Embedded Systems laboratory for the development of systems
using microcontrollers, digital signal processors and general-purpose
microprocessors. These facilities are for the exclusive use of students
and staff, providing resources that are among the best in the country.
Related courses
Computer Networks MSc • Embedded Systems MSc
• Mobile, Wireless and Broadband Communications MSc
Microelectronic System Design MSc
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The demand for engineers in both wide-area and local-area
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applications in everyday life. The latest communications standards
have been hugely infuential in accelerating dissemination of
mobile telephony, internet-on-the-move, video and audio streaming
and mobile computing. They have achieved truly compatible
international communications for everyone, and society is displaying
a voracious appetite for communications on a scale that surpasses
even the most optimistic projections of a few short years ago.
The expansion of communications companies is prodigious. While
most of the headlines focus on large corporate entities, there is a
strong upsurge of small and medium enterprises devoted to niche
products and services fuelling the communications machine. This
has led to a colossal demand for engineers skilled in these emerging
communications technologies, and has shaped this MSc. There is now
a long-term and growing market for graduates possessing a clear
overview of current communications capabilities in both cellular and
broadband wireless networks. This course sets out to give you just
such a breadth of view, and press home experience of implementation
details via problem-solving, project and simulation work.
Course content
The core modules build on the fundamental methods in digital
communications, to cover the latest technologies in cellular networks,
high-speed wired networks and broadband local-area networks.
Option modules enable you to study further communication and
networking topics, or the enabling technologies of embedded
computer systems, microelectronic design and digital signal
processing. Projects will be carefully chosen to integrate your
interest either with the active research thrust within electronics,
or with relevant activity in your own workplace.
Core modules: Broadband Wireless Networks • Cellular
Wireless Networks • Communication and Computer Networks
• Communication Principles • Communication Systems
• Individual Project
Option modules, choose three from: DSP Design and Applications
• Embedded System Design • Multirate Signal Processing
• Network Modelling and Simulation • Network Security
• Real-Time Environments • Wireless System Design
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We also have a network laboratory for the design and evaluation
of computer network architectures, an FPGA (Field Programmable
Gate Array) laboratory for the latest chip creation technology, and
an Embedded Systems laboratory for the development of systems
using microcontrollers, digital signal processors and general-purpose
microprocessors. These facilities are for the exclusive use of students
and staff, providing resources that are among the best in the country.
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This course has been designed to produce ‘hands on’ professionals
with a broad range of career possibilities in the multimedia industry,
either working as multimedia designers/producers, or as part of a
development team. This sector is expanding rapidly in all areas,
and a report by Forrester Research in 2008 predicted that the Web
2.0 Social Media market will be generating revenues of $4.4 billion
by 2013. Other reports estimate that companies will spend $120
billion in 2010 on online and digital strategies (search engines to
videos) in the USA alone.
The course has been designed to address the needs of these
emerging areas, and ensure graduates can adapt to the changing
needs of the sector. Many companies also visit the University during
the year to give presentations, including Apple and Adobe, and
in some cases businesses look to recruit students directly from
the MSc course.
Course content
The course emphasises the key multimedia principles, theories and
concepts, as well as exposing you to the industry standard languages
and tools including Flash, HTML, AJAX, After Effects and Xcode. You
will examine a number of areas, including human computer interaction
and the user experience, project management, web development,
scripting for interactivity, and analytics. The course will enable you to
develop the knowledge and skills required in a number of careers as
well as preparation to continue to a PhD.
Core modules: Multimedia Management • Multimedia Scripting for
Interactivity • Project • Research Methods and Professional Practice
• User-Centred Interface Design
Option Modules: 3D Animation • 3D Graphics • Digital Editing and
Motion Graphics • iPhone Application Development • Pervasive
Computing and Interactive Platforms • Web Development • Web
Marketing and Analytics
Multimedia MSc
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POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
The Department has a well-established international reputation for innovative and cutting-edge research.
Current research focuses on international relations, international security and state building, United States
politics, citizenship and human rights, European Union politics, democracy in the Muslim world, and
governance and sustainability.
Our students study with research-active academic staff and a wide range of international visiting
scholars. Our researchers also collaborate with leading university departments around the world.
The Department offers a vibrant PhD programme within a research-focused academic environment,
research training workshops and access to the International Relations Forum and the Centre for the
Study of Democracy, which convene regular seminars, conferences, workshops, and major public
lectures. For more information, contact Professor Roland Dannreuther (E: dannrer@westminster.ac.uk)
or visit westminster.ac.uk/dpir
DIPLOMATIC STUDIES
The Diplomatic Academy of London adopts an interdisciplinary approach in its research areas, which deal
with global issues and their relevance to diplomatic practice. These include the impact of IT on diplomatic
missions and other government departments, emerging patterns of diplomacy, regional integration, confict
resolution and crisis management, the role of religion in international relations, environmental diplomacy,
and the role of the media and NGOs in the formulation of foreign policy. Our publications integrate
theoretical and professional approaches to the practice of diplomacy, and explore their relevance to
specifc economic, strategic and foreign policy issues of concern to the global diplomatic community.
For more information, visit westminster.ac.uk/dal
SHORT COURSES/CPD
The Department of Politics and International Relations offers consultancy on a range of topics and issues, as
well as an annual short course for politics teachers. There are also short courses available from the London
Liberal Arts Summer School. Contact Dr Sacha Darke (T: + 44 (0)20 7911 5000 ext 2114, E: s.darke@
westminster.ac.uk). For more information about International Relations courses visit westminster.ac.uk/dpir
The Diplomatic Academy of London provides short courses and consultancy on a range of issues relating
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This course, offered by the Diplomatic Academy of London (DAL),
develops your conceptual understanding of the practices and
procedures of modern diplomacy, and enhances your ability to
work effectively within the diplomatic community. It is designed for
diplomats, offcials of various overseas ministerial departments,
members of international and regional organisations, and staff of
non-governmental organisations and multinational corporations,
as well as those who wish to pursue a diplomatic career in the
future, or work for other government departments or multinational
corporations. Courses offered by the DAL are highly valued for their
relevance and focus on career development.
Course content
Core modules: Diplomacy: Practice, Procedures and Dynamics
• Dissertation • International Security Studies
Option modules include: Diplomacy in Islam • European Union
Studies • Foreign Policy Analysis • Information and Media Studies
• Information Technology in the Information Society • Intelligence and
National Security Studies • Intercultural Communication • International
Law and Diplomacy • International Protocol and Etiquette (subject to
approval) • International Trade and Finance • Language et Pratiques
Diplomatiques (Diplomatic Discourse, in French) • Political Economy
of Globalisation • Public Diplomacy (subject to approval)
Related courses
International Liaison and Communication MA • Modern Islamic
Studies MA
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needed to analyse, evaluate and manage a wide range of issues
of environmental policy and politics at a senior level. It gives you a
comprehensive grounding in cutting-edge research, and develops the
skills and tools needed for effective leadership in research design,
policy analysis and expert decision making.
Our MRes course is designed both for professionals with at least
three years’ work experience, and recent graduates wishing to
specialise in international environmental policy and politics and/
or preparing for doctoral research. You will build on your existing
academic and/or work experience, and acquire new skills.
Course content
The course comprises three key elements – two semester-long taught
modules, and one major, year-long dissertation module. Both taught
modules incorporate in-depth theoretical perspectives, methodology
training, and the empirical analysis of relevant practical issues.
The dissertation module provides you with an opportunity to develop
and carry out your own extensive research project.
You will receive an in-depth induction immediately following your
enrolment, giving you all the information you need to make the most
of your Westminster MRes. You will be able to network with fellow
students, faculty members, and visiting practitioners and academic
experts through regular research seminars, public lectures and social
events throughout the year.
The course is equally suitable whether you study full- or part-time.
The two taught modules (which together make up 40 out of 180
module credits) are delivered in late afternoon/early evening sessions,
making it easier to organise your studies around other commitments.
Core modules: International Environmental Policy and Political
Analysis • International Environmental Politics and Governance
• Research Dissertation
You will have access to the research carried out by the team of
internationally recognised researchers leading the course, including
staff from the Governance and Sustainability Research Programme
(in collaboration with researchers at the Smithsonian Institution,
Washington DC, and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore); the Policy
Studies Institute; the Centre for Urban and Regional Governance; and
the Westminster Water Science Group. You will also have access to
our regular research seminar series, symposia and conferences.
The MRes offers a rich, fexible and personalised learning and
research environment, which develops and supports student-centred,
independent and active learning. The course teaching combines
traditional lectures, small-group seminars and research training
workshops with one-to-one tutorials and research supervision,
and class teaching is supplemented with online learning support
(through Blackboard). A variety of assessment methods are used,
including written essays, oral and written class presentations, and
the dissertation by research. There are no formal exams.
International Environmental Policy and Politics MRes
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It has always been understood that operating effectively in an
international environment requires good communicative ability.
With the growth in global interaction, it is increasingly apparent
that effective mediation and liaison skills require a combination of
wide-ranging background knowledge, cultural sensitivity, and ability
in two or more languages.
This course, which is offered by the Diplomatic Academy of
London (DAL), is designed for professionals working with languages
in areas such as military liaison, diplomacy, security organisations
and intergovernmental institutions. It is particularly suitable for
specifc interest groups such as defence and military attaches,
peacekeeping offcers, journalists, foreign correspondents, personnel
from international agencies, and graduates aspiring to a career in
international liaison and communication.
Course content
By the end of the course you will be able to use the knowledge
gained through a detailed study of diplomatic, intelligence and policy
questions, and combine this with a high level of linguistic competence.
This will enhance your ability as a presenter of information and as a
mediator between communities. The course is designed to help you
develop your professional specialism and enhance your skills within
an appropriate conceptual framework.
Core modules: Dissertation • Information and Media Studies
• Intelligence and National Security Studies • Intercultural
Communication • Research Project – Bilingual Presentation
Option modules: Communication Strategies • Defence Diplomacy
(subject to approval) • Diplomacy in Islam • Discourse, Content
and Information Retrieval • European Union Studies • Foreign
Policy Analysis • Information Assessment and Evaluation
• Information Technology in the Information Society • International
Liaison • Language et Pratiques Diplomatiques (Diplomatic Discourse,
in French) • Leadership and Management in a Military Context
• Military Institutional Studies • Text Drafting Skills
Teaching staff
Dr Dibyesh Anand • Professor David Chandler • Dr Abdelwahab
El-Affendi • Dr Aidan Hehir • Dr Patricia Hogwood • Dr Maria Holt
• Professor Simon Joss • Dr Tom Moore • Professor Chantal Mouffe
• Professor John Owens • Professor Bhikhu Parekh • Professor Ali
Paya • Dr Celia Szusterman • Dr Paulina Tambakaki
Related courses
Bilingual Translation MA • Conference Interpreting MA • Diplomatic
Studies MA
International Liaison and Communication MA
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The internationally recognised Department of Politics and International
Relations hosts this course, offering an innovative, disciplined and
intellectually challenging framework for the study of issues and
perspectives within international relations. You will consider various
aspects of international order and politics, including the dynamics of
international social and political power relationships and conficts,
and state building. These topics are studied comparatively in relation
to governmental, political and social processes, and in the contexts of
various historical continuities, discontinuities and contrasts.
Course content
Core modules: Dissertation and Research Methods • International
Relations Theory 1: Theoretical Perspectives • International Relations
Theory 2: Beyond International Relations? • International State
Building: Exporting Democracy?
The Dissertation module must be submitted after you have taken all
other modules.
In addition to the core modules, you must also choose three option
modules* from the following: Controversies in United States Foreign
Policymaking and Processes • Democracy and Islam • Environmental
and Urban Governance: International Perspectives • European
Immigration Policy in International Perspective • International
Humanitarian Law • Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Societies
and Cultures • Latin America and Globalisation • Modernity,
Postmodernity and the Islamic Perspective • Perspectives on Post-Cold
War Chinese Foreign Policy • Politics, Public Life and the Media
• either Post-colonial International Relations? Theories and Concepts
or Global Change: Toward a New Non-Western Order?
• either The European Union as an International Actor
or The Governance of the European Union
• either The State, Politics and Violence
or The Human Sciences: Perspectives and Methods
• either Theories of International Security
or Contemporary Controversies in International Security: Intervention,
Terrorism and Self-Defence
* one of your options may be an approved free choice module hosted
by another Masters course.
Teaching staff
Dr Dibyesh Anand • Professor David Chandler • Dr Abdelwahab
El-Affendi • Dr Aidan Hehir • Dr Patricia Hogwood • Dr Maria Holt
• Professor Simon Joss • Dr Tom Moore • Professor Chantal Mouffe
• Professor John Owens • Professor Bhikhu Parekh • Professor Ali
Paya • Dr Celia Szusterman • Dr Paulina Tambakaki
Related courses
Globalisation, Development and Transition MA • International
Relations and Contemporary Political Theory MA • International
Relations and European Politics MA • International Relations and
Global Change MA • International Relations and Security MA
International Relations MA
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This course offers an innovative, intellectually challenging and
integrated approach to international relations, and issues and
perspectives on contemporary political and social theory. It is
hosted by the internationally recognised Department of Politics and
International Relations.
You will consider various aspects of international order and politics,
including the dynamics of international social and political power
relationships as well as the role of violence, peace and war in the
rise of the modern state, and competing perspectives on the human
sciences. You will study these topics comparatively in relation to
governmental, political and social processes, and in the contexts of
various historical continuities, discontinuities and contrasts.
Course content
Core modules: Dissertation and Research Methods • International
Relations Theory 1: Theoretical Perspectives • The Human Sciences:
Perspectives and Methods • The State, Politics and Violence
The Dissertation module must be submitted after you have taken all
other modules.
In addition to the core modules, you must also choose three option
modules* from the following: Controversies in United States Foreign
Policymaking and Processes • Democracy and Islam • Environmental
and Urban Governance: International Perspectives • European
Immigration Policy in International Perspective • International
Humanitarian Law • Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Societies
and Cultures • Latin America and Globalisation • Modernity,
Postmodernity and the Islamic Perspective • Perspectives on Post-Cold
War Chinese Foreign Policy • Politics, Public Life and the Media
• either International Relations 2: Beyond International Relations?
or International State Building: Exporting Democracy?
• either Post-colonial International Relations? Theories and Concepts
or Global Change: Toward a New Non-Western Order?
• either The European Union as an International Actor
or The Governance of the European Union
• either Theories of International Security
or Contemporary Controversies in International Security: Intervention,
Terrorism and Self-Defence
* one of your options may be an approved free choice module hosted
by another Masters course.
Teaching staff
Dr Dibyesh Anand • Professor David Chandler • Dr Abdelwahab
El-Affendi • Dr Aidan Hehir • Dr Patricia Hogwood • Dr Maria Holt
• Professor Simon Joss • Dr Tom Moore • Professor Chantal Mouffe
• Professor John Owens • Professor Bhikhu Parekh • Professor Ali
Paya • Dr Celia Szusterman • Dr Paulina Tambakaki
Related courses
International Relations MA • International Relations and European
Politics MA • International Relations and Global Change MA
• International Relations and Security MA
International Relations and Contemporary Political Theory MA
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European integration plays a central role in contemporary
international relations. At the start of the 21st century, the European
Union (EU) stands as one of the world’s leading economic and
political powers. Its international activities span international
trade, diplomacy, security, confict prevention, and overseas aid
and development.
This course approaches the study of European integration and EU
politics through classic and contemporary literatures in the felds
of international relations and comparative politics. It combines
a rigorous theoretical grounding with professionally relevant
knowledge and debate on leading issues. The internationally
recognised Department of Politics and International Relations hosts
this course, offering an innovative, interdisciplinary and intellectually
challenging framework for the study of the EU in a global context.
Course content
Core modules: Dissertation and Research Methods • Governance
of the European Union • International Relations 1: Theories and
Perspectives • The European Union as an International Actor
The Dissertation module must be submitted after you have taken all
other modules.
In addition to the core modules, you must also choose three option
modules* from the following: Controversies in United States Foreign
Policymaking and Processes • Democracy and Islam • Environmental
and Urban Governance: International Perspectives • European
Immigration Policy in International Perspective • International
Humanitarian Law • Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Societies
and Cultures • Latin America and Globalisation • Modernity,
Postmodernity and the Islamic Perspective • Perspectives on Post-Cold
War Chinese Foreign Policy • Politics, Public Life and the Media
• either International Relations 2: Beyond International Relations?
or International State Building: Exporting Democracy?
• either Post-colonial International Relations? Theories and Concepts
or Global Change: Toward a New Non-Western Order?
• either The State, Politics and Violence
or The Human Sciences: Perspectives and Methods
• either Theories of International Security
or Contemporary Controversies in International Security: Intervention,
Terrorism and Self-Defence
* one of your options may be an approved free choice module hosted
by another Masters course.
Teaching staff
Dr Dibyesh Anand • Professor David Chandler • Dr Abdelwahab
El-Affendi • Dr Aidan Hehir • Dr Patricia Hogwood • Dr Maria Holt
• Professor Simon Joss • Dr Tom Moore • Professor Chantal Mouffe
• Professor John Owens • Professor Bhikhu Parekh • Professor Ali
Paya • Dr Celia Szusterman • Dr Paulina Tambakaki
Related courses
International Relations MA • International Relations and Contemporary
Political Theory MA • International Relations and Global Change MA
• International Relations and Security MA
International Relations and European Politics MA
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This course examines the changes within international relations
brought on by the rise of non-Western states, especially China and
India. It will engage with conventional and post-colonial theories
that enable a critical analysis of global change brought on by the
predicted rise of the non-West, and domestic and international politics
of India and China, in comparative perspective.
You will consider the extent to which the expected rise of China
and India poses fundamental challenges to the West-dominated
international order. You will also examine how culture, ethnicity,
gender, immigration, multiculturalism, race, religion and other
identity-related issues have an impact on international relations and
are affected by them.
Course content
Core modules: Dissertation and Research Methods • Global Change:
Toward a New Non-Western Order? • International Relations 1:
Theories and Perspectives • Post-colonial International Relations?
Theories and Concepts
The Dissertation module must be submitted after you have taken all
other modules.
In addition to the core modules, you must also chose three option
modules* from the following: Controversies in United States Foreign
Policymaking and Processes • Democracy and Islam • Environmental
and Urban Governance: International Perspectives • European
Immigration Policy in International Perspective • International
Humanitarian Law • Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Societies
and Cultures • Latin America and Globalisation • Modernity,
Postmodernity and the Islamic Perspective • Perspectives on Post-Cold
War Chinese Foreign Policy • Politics, Public Life and the Media
• either International Relations 2: Beyond International Relations?
or International State Building: Exporting Democracy?
• either The European Union as an International Actor
or The Governance of the European Union
• either Theories of International Security
or Contemporary Controversies in International Security: Intervention,
Terrorism and Self-Defence
* one of your options may be an approved free choice module hosted
by another Masters course.
Teaching staff
Dr Dibyesh Anand • Professor David Chandler • Dr Abdelwahab
El-Affendi • Dr Aidan Hehir • Dr Patricia Hogwood • Dr Maria Holt
• Professor Simon Joss • Dr Tom Moore • Professor Chantal Mouffe
• Professor John Owens • Professor Bhikhu Parekh • Professor Ali
Paya • Dr Celia Szusterman • Dr Paulina Tambakaki
Related courses
International Relations MA • International Relations and Contemporary
Political Theory MA • International Relations and European Politics
MA • International Relations and Security MA
International Relations and Global Change MA
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The question of security now dominates contemporary international
politics. Issues such as the ‘War on Terror’, pre-emptive self-defence
and humanitarian intervention constitute seminal international
concerns that have implications for all states and all peoples. This
course provides you with a detailed understanding of the nature of
the contemporary security agenda, its origins, theoretical foundations
and future trajectory.
You will examine the theories of international security and those
key security issues that have dominated security discourse in the
post-Cold War era. You will also develop your analytical skills in
order to facilitate understanding of the seminal contemporary security
issues in a broader theoretical and historical framework.
Course content
Core modules: Contemporary Controversies in International Security:
Intervention, Terrorism and Self-Defence • Dissertation and Research
Methods • International Relations 1: Theories and Perspectives
• Theories of International Security
The Dissertation module must be submitted after you have taken all
other modules.
In addition to the core modules, you must also choose three option
modules* from the following: Controversies in United States Foreign
Policymaking and Processes • Democracy and Islam • Environmental
and Urban Governance: International Perspectives • European
Immigration Policy in International Perspective • International
Humanitarian Law • Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Societies
and Cultures • Latin America and Globalisation • Modernity,
Postmodernity and the Islamic Perspective • Perspectives on Post-Cold
War Chinese Foreign Policy • Politics, Public Life and the Media
• either International Relations 2: Beyond International Relations?
or International State Building: Exporting Democracy?
• either Post-colonial International Relations? Theories and Concepts
or Global Change: Toward a New Non-Western Order?
• either The European Union as an International Actor
or The Governance of the European Union
* one of your options may be an approved free choice module hosted
by another Masters course.
Teaching staff
Dr Dibyesh Anand • Professor David Chandler • Dr Abdelwahab
El-Affendi • Dr Aidan Hehir • Dr Patricia Hogwood • Dr Maria Holt
• Professor Simon Joss • Dr Tom Moore • Professor Chantal Mouffe
• Professor John Owens • Professor Bhikhu Parekh • Professor Ali
Paya • Dr Celia Szusterman • Dr Paulina Tambakaki
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International Relations MA • International Relations and Contemporary
Political Theory MA • International Relations and European Politics
MA • International Relations and Global Change MA
International Relations and Security MA
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This course addresses issues relevant to the various roles which
Muslim nations and communities have been increasingly playing in
the modern world at political, economic, diplomatic, doctrinal and
other levels. In view of the profle Islamic issues have been assuming
in world affairs, the course (offered by the Diplomatic Academy
of London) will enable you to undertake Islamic studies in the UK,
benefting from the historical British engagement with the Arab and
Muslim world as well as from London’s central location and unique
and well-publicised research facilities.
Course content
The course distinguishes itself from others in the feld by highlighting
these issues within a broad contemporary and dynamic framework.
Its holistic and integrative approach, combining theoretical and
practical methodologies, will further distinguish it from more
traditional approaches steeped in theology, history or Middle Eastern
studies. With its emphasis on modern and practical realities, this
course challenges and engages with diplomatic issues and confict
resolution techniques.
Core modules: Dissertation • Islam and International Security
• Islamic Culture and Civilisation • Islamic Law and the Modern World
Option modules: Democracy and Islam • Diplomacy in Islam
• Information Technology in the Information Society • Intercultural
Communication • Islam and Interfaith Dialogue • Islam and Muslims
in the Contemporary Media • Islamic Banking and Finance
• Modernity, Post Modernity and the Islamic Perspective
Related courses
Diplomatic Studies MA • International Liaison and Communication MA
Modern Islamic Studies MA
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RESEARCH IN JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS
Westminster has a long-established international reputation in media research. We gained a top fve rating
in media in each of the frst three offcial Research Assessment Exercises (RAE) in 1992, 1996 and 2001.
In the most recent RAE in 2008, our Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) was rated the
top media and communication research centre in the UK (see p164).
CAMRI has strengths in media policy, economics and industries, media history, media audiences, and
interactive and social media. Our work has a very strong international dimension, with members who are
experts on media in India, China, Africa and the Arab world, as well in the study of audiences in Europe.
CAMRI hosts four regional media centres – the China Media Centre, the largest centre in Europe devoted
to the study of Chinese media, the Arab Media Centre, and (along with our art and design colleagues in
CREAM) the India and Africa Media Centres. Today CAMRI has 25 researchers and around 50 doctoral
students, located in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. Members of CAMRI have
produced many high level research publications, for example: Carnage and the Media (Jean Seaton
2005); Creative Explorations (David Gauntlett 2007); Diasporic Cultures (Roza Tsagarousianou 2007);
Globalization, Development and the Mass Media (Colin Sparks 2007); Life on Air: a History of Radio 4
(David Hendy 2007); and Women and Media in the Middle East (Naomi Sakr 2004).
Members of CAMRI are responsible for editing seven scholarly journals, and our researchers infuence
media policy in Britain and abroad. For example, Professor Hugo de Burgh has been active in the All-Party
Parliamentary Group on China and the Select Committee for Trade & Industry (2005-06), and Professor
Steven Barnett was appointed as key advisor to the House of Lords on communications issues.
CAMRI has awards and other fnancial support from diverse sources. We have received research
project, travel and seminar grants, and research leave awards from the ESRC, AHRC and British Academy,
and three research fellowships from RCUK. European-led networks and seminars have been funded by
the ESRC and the EU. The International Broadcasting Trust, the Rowntree Foundation, and the BBC have
commissioned independent research.
The Doctoral Programme is an integral and thriving part of CAMRI. We currently have 21 members of
staff supervising 50 full- and part-time students, whose diverse projects refect our wide range of interests
and expertise. We are very keen to provide an atmosphere which is both intellectually stimulating and
rigorous, but at the same time collegiate and supportive.
For the past ten years we have hosted twice-yearly symposia held in conjunction with the PhD
programmes in Goldsmiths, LSE and City University. They are organised in exactly the same way as
any academic conference, consisting of 15-minute presentations into themed panels, with questions and
comments from the audience, and further written feedback to students from the chair of each session, who
are drawn from staff from the four participating departments.
During term time CAMRI also holds weekly research seminars attended by both students and staff.
These are presentations by invited speakers, followed by Q&A sessions, and students are encouraged to
participate in these seminars to introduce them to the wider research community. We have hosted, and
continue to be an active participant in, the European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School.
Doctoral researchers are also involved in a host of other activities, such as the regular monthly doctoral
research workshops managed by students, and the production of Westminster Papers in Communication
and Culture, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed media and cultural studies journal published by CAMRI
which has an established and growing international reputation.
In their frst year all CAMRI students attend a semester-long PhD research module, which deals with the
processes, ethics and methods of conducting research at doctoral level, and in which they can share their
own views, concerns, problems and expertise with their peers.
If you are interested in applying for a PhD in media and communication at Westminster contact the
director of the CAMRI doctoral programme, Dr Anthony McNicholas (E: mcnichc@westminster.ac.uk).
For more information about Journalism and Mass Communications courses,
visit the School of Media, Arts and Design website at westminster.ac.uk/mad
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This highly regarded course offers a rigorous analysis of the
political, economic, cultural and sociological factors which shape
the practices and outcomes of mass media. It is designed both for
those who already work in or want to work in the media, and for
those who want to go on to pursue further academic research in
media and communication.
You will receive a relevant, well-grounded, high-quality education
and skill base, enabling you to have a wide, clear and comprehensive
understanding of the felds of communication and the mass media.
Course content
This course offers you the opportunity to study and research at
graduate level the main ways in which social scientists have analysed
the role of the mass media and communication, and how to develop,
evaluate and apply research to evaluate these theories.
Core modules: Approaches to Media and Communication Research
• Dissertation • Dissertation Preparation • Theories of Communication
Option modules, choose from: Chinese Media • Development and
Communications Policy • Electronic Communications: International
and Comparative Regulatory Context • European Communications
Policy • Global Media • International Media Business • Media
Audiences • Political Analysis of Communications Policy • Political
Communication • Political Economy of Communication • Sex,
Violence and Politics • Technology and Communications Policy
The dissertation is a 15,000-word piece of original research on an
aspect of communication you agree with your supervisor.
Based on continuous assessment, the course is taught in lectures and
seminars by the team from Westminster’s top-rated Communication
and Media Research Institute (CAMRI). You will be part of a bustling,
multicultural academic department which boasts a strong research
culture, and you will be able to attend the regular talks by outside
speakers (academics and practitioners) on a variety of communication
and mass media issues.
Related courses
Communications Policy MA • Global Media MA • Media
Management MA • Public Relations MA
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of communication and the mass media.
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and in the policy of specifc regions of the world.
Core modules: Approaches to Media and Communication Research
• Dissertation • Dissertation Preparation • Political Analysis of
Communications Policy
Option modules, choose from: Chinese Media • Development and
Communications Policy • Electronic Communications: International
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Markets, Competition and Regulation • European Communications
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Audiences • Political Communication • Political Economy of
Communication • Sex, Violence and Politics • Technology and
Communications Policy • Theories of Communication
The dissertation is a 15,000-word piece of original research on an
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multicultural academic department which boasts a strong research
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Related courses
Communication MA • Global Media MA • Media Management MA
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and explores the complex nature of the globalisation process in
the media. You will receive a relevant, well-grounded, high-quality
education and skill base, enabling you to have a wide, clear and
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This course is designed for those who work in, or want to work
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understanding of the international media and the issues.
Core modules: Approaches to Media and Communication Research
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This challenging, highly practical course is designed for international
students who wish to develop their journalism skills in English. It
attracts students from all over the world, including both experienced
journalists and new graduates looking to pursue a journalism career.
In addition to delivering ‘hands-on’ learning, the course enables
you to study the political, commercial and ethical issues which affect
journalists worldwide. You will choose to follow one of three strands
– Broadcast, Online or Print – for your journalism practice. All
students are introduced to web journalism on the course, and can
contribute to Westminster News Online (wnol.info), our student
journalism multimedia website; you can also contribute to our local
news website, the HA1 (www.theha1.co.uk).
Course content
There’s a strong emphasis on learning through ‘hands-on’ practice,
using our professional-standard facilities, and preparing students
for the new world of multi-platform journalism. All students take the
Principles of Journalism module, to gain an understanding of the basic
skills, considerations and techniques of contemporary journalism and
new media. You will also study Issues in Journalism: Freedom, Human
Rights and Democracy, a purely theoretical module.
The core modules for your chosen strand will include the following:
Broadcast strand – Broadcast News and Current Affairs
(Radio and TV) • Documentary Skills for Radio and TV
Online strand – Broadcast News and Current Affairs (Audio and video
for the web) • Online Journalism • Web Production for Westminster
News Online (wnol.info)
Print strand – Newspaper Journalism • Magazine Production (these
modules also develop your skills in page design and layout)
In Semester Two there is a choice of two options to be taken
alongside your strand modules, including: International Media
Business • Online Journalism • Sociology of News
or you can take a Specialist Journalism Option, from: Arts and
Entertainment Journalism • Business and Finance Journalism
• Environmental Journalism • Health and Medical Journalism
• Investigative Journalism • Sports Journalism • Travel Journalism
You can also choose one module from our other theory-based MA
courses. Political Communication, Sex, Violence and Politics or Media
Audiences have proved popular choices, as have options from the
Film and Television MA.
The MA is taught over two semesters, followed in the summer
months by the largely self-directed Final Project, and there’s also
an opportunity for work placements. Some students choose a
15,000-word dissertation instead of a practical project.
Related courses
Journalism – Print and Online Journalism or Broadcast Journalism
MA/Postgraduate Diploma • Photojournalism MA
Journalism (International) – Broadcast, Online and Print MA
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This course is aimed at students planning a career in journalism,
and is designed to equip you with the practical and intellectual
skills necessary for a career in either print and/or online media,
or in broadcast journalism. The course has a practical focus, and
you are expected to develop story ideas and contacts, and gather
your own material for journalistic course work. You will be given
full training in using our up-to-date media resources, newsrooms
and studios, ensuring that you graduate from the course as a
multiskilled journalist.
Our journalism teaching staff are highly experienced journalism
professionals. As well as being a Skillset Media Academy, the
broadcast pathway of the course is accredited by the Broadcast
Journalism Training Council (BJTC); turn to p164 for more details.
Graduates go on to work with a variety of leading media
organisations including the BBC, ITN, Conde Nast, the Financial
Times and The Guardian. We have twice received the BJTC award
for excellence in teaching, and many of our students have won
journalism awards.
Course content
There’s a strong emphasis on learning through ‘hands-on’ practice,
using our professional-standard facilities, and preparing students for
the new world of multi-platform journalism.
Core modules for all students are: Multimedia Journalism Skills
• Media Law and Current Affairs
Broadcast Pathway students study: Presentation Skills • Radio and
TV News Writing, Reporting and Production • Radio Features and
Documentaries • The Final Radio Documentary Project
Print and Online Pathway students study: Magazine Project • News
and Feature Writing • Page Design • Sub-Editing • Web Journalism
(Westminster News Online)• The Final Journalism Portfolio
Specialist Journalism option modules for both pathways currently
include: Arts and Entertainment Journalism • Business Financial
Journalism • Environmental Journalism • Health and Medical
Journalism • Investigative Journalism • Sports Journalism
• Travel Journalism
We also offer TeeLine Shorthand training, and opportunities for
work placements.
Students can also contribute to one of University’s two multimedia
news sites, Westminster News Online (wnol.info) and HA1
(www.theha1.co.uk), and broadcast their work on Smoke Radio,
the University’s multi-award-winning internet radio station.
As well as regular classes taught by experienced journalists on
our staff, we also invite guest speakers from across the media and
specialists to critique student work.
The MA is taught over two semesters, followed by the largely
self-directed fnal project. Some students choose to write a
15,000-word dissertation in place of a practical project.
Related courses
Journalism (International): Print, Broadcast and Cultural MA
• Photojournalism MA
Journalism – Print and Online Journalism or Broadcast Journalism
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Media professionals and media frms are united in their need to
acquire the commercial, strategic and managerial skills to prosper in
an industry undergoing fundamental change. This course is designed
to address these needs, developing entrepreneurial leaders equipped
to deal with the complex and novel challenges presented by new
technologies, consumer behaviour, and evolving business models.
The course will enable you to identify and analyse strategic and
operational problems and opportunities, understand, quantify and
access national and international media markets, and use foresight
and planning techniques to understand and respond to change.
As well as being able to manage complex media projects, you will
also have the skills to engage in strategic direction setting, deploy
business-planning skills, and excel in leadership and implementation.
Course content
Modules taught on the course provide a rounded set of managerial
and commercial skills, rooted in an understanding of today’s media
and content industries, and building on our role as a leader in UK
media research. Practice-based assignments such as the integrating
business-planning project play an essential role in enabling you to
apply ideas and learning in a creative fashion. The course consists
of eight credit-bearing modules and an additional key skills module
which includes the use of quantitative methods and software tools.
Core modules: Dissertation • Media Management: Strategy, Context
and Tools • Media Markets • Media Operations • Organisational
Analysis for Media Managers • Responding to a Changing Media
Environment • Strategy Implementation in the Media Firm • The
International Media Firm in Transition
Media Management MA
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Building on the success of our unique one-year Medical Journalism BA
course for third or fourth year medical students, we are now offering
a similar course aimed at a wider range of health professionals. If
you are a nurse, a pharmacist, a psychologist or trained in any other
therapeutic occupation, you may have considered broadening your
base of skills to include journalism. This could be aimed at either a
wider audience, particularly as health stories play an increasing part
in the news agenda, or at a more specialised or ‘in-house’ audience.
This course is designed to equip you with the practical and
intellectual skills necessary for a career or part-time employment in
medical journalism. You will be working alongside our postgraduate
journalism MA students, mainly those who are specialising in print
and online journalism, but also developing some broadcasting skills
alongside the Broadcast MA students, studying on an MA accredited
by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council.
The course has a strong practical focus, and you are expected to
develop story ideas and contacts, and gather your own material for
journalistic course work. You will be given full training in using our
up-to-date media resources, newsrooms and studios, ensuring that
you graduate from the course as a multiskilled journalist, able to
work across different platforms.
Our teaching staff are highly experienced journalism professionals,
and you will have specialist tuition from a leading medical journalist.
Many of our Medical Journalism BA graduates have successfully
combined their medical careers with journalistic work.
Course content
There’s a strong emphasis on learning through ‘hands-on’ practice,
and on making you aware of multi-platform journalism. The specially
adapted modules you will study are: Health and Medical Journalism
• Magazine Project • Media Law and Current Affairs (Medical)
• Medical News and Feature Writing • Multimedia Journalism Skills
(Medical) • Web Journalism (Westminster News Online)
You will be able to learn TeeLine shorthand and undertake a work
placement at a medical publication. You will also contribute to one
of University’s two multimedia news sites, Westminster News Online
(wnol.info) and HA1 (www.theha1.co.uk), and there’s the opportunity
to broadcast on Smoke Radio, the University’s multi-award-winning
internet radio station.
Medical Journalism Graduate Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma
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This challenging and highly regarded course encourages you to
refect on the dynamic public relations profession. The course was
the frst of its kind in London, the centre of Europe’s public relations
industry. Public relations is a fast-moving feld, sensitive to changes
both in technology and in society, and as an international industry it
is at different stages of development in different countries. The course
will equip you to seize the opportunities presented by change, rather
than simply following in the slipstream.
Course content
We offer an exciting curriculum that combines rigorous academic
study with the practical professional skills that are much in demand by
employers. You will put together a professional pitch, stage a press
conference and create blogs. You will also explore issues affecting the
industry such as professional ethics and the impact of new media.
The course is designed to help you broaden, enhance and update
your practical skills, while engaging in serious study of the key issues
faced by the PR industry. It is also designed to produce better strategic
managers. The course provides relevant aspects for people working
in the public and voluntary sectors in the UK and overseas, and for
those planning careers in PR consultancies, the private sector and the
growing market of digital PR.
Core modules: Contemporary Theory and Issues in PR • Dissertation
Research Skills • Planning a Public Relations Campaign • Public
Relations and the Media • Understanding Public Relations
Option modules, choose from: Consumer PR • Corporate PR • Fashion
PR • Marketing Principles • New Media and PR • NGO and Charity
Campaigns and PR • Political Communications • Public Affairs
Related courses
Communication MA • Media Management MA
Public Relations MA
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Skillset Media Academy
The University of Westminster is recognised as one of the top-rated
media research institutions in the country, according to the Government-
sponsored Research Assessment Exercise, released in December 2008.
The Communications and Media Research Institute at the University
submitted the work of 16 researchers. Sixty per cent of this research
was judged to be at the very highest level – “world-leading in terms of
originality, signifcance and rigour” – and received the top, ‘four star’
ranking. All of the work was judged to be “recognised internationally”
and 90 per cent of it was rated “internationally excellent”.
For comparison, only 17 per cent of research across all universities
and all subjects was judged to be “world leading”. At the Universities of
Oxford and Cambridge, an average of 32 per cent of research received
a ‘four star’ ranking.
All members of the CAMRI team lecture regularly, take seminars and
supervise dissertations.
The University of Westminster is a Skillset Media Academy, and is
recognised as one of the top media-teaching institutions in the UK.
The Skillset Media Academy Network is a national footprint of
colleges and universities that work with industry in developing the
new wave of media talent. It has been devised by Skillset, the
Government-backed industry training body, and is made up of 22
academies, drawing together creative education partnerships from 43
colleges and universities across the UK. The institutions in the network
are centres of excellence in television and interactive media.
Skillset established the Academies in response to a call from the
media industries to develop lasting partnerships with further and
higher education institutions. The Academies provide an answer to the
industry need for fresh talent and innovation, and set new standards in
higher education for the design and delivery of practice-based courses.
For more information on the benefts of taking a course at a Skillset
approved course, see courses.skillset.org/pick_the_tick
Broadcast Journalism Training Council
The Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) is a partner
organisation with Skillset, backed by the broadcasting industry,
to ensure high standards for training students to be journalists.
The University of Westminster is accredited by the BJTC for both
undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The council has twice
acknowledged the University’s excellence with awards for Teaching
and Innovation (2007 and 2008).
For more information on the benefts of taking a BJTC course,
visit www.bjtc.org.uk/
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In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise we submitted the work of 28 of our staff; 85 per cent of the
School’s research was judged to be of international quality, with 35 per cent of that valued as being of
international excellence. This refects the extraordinary growth in the research profle of Westminster’s
School of Law over the last 15 years. A key component of our reputation for quality research and our
dynamic research environment is the strength of our research degree students.
We offer both MPhil and PhD research degrees in law and law-related topics, with training and
supervision in these two research degrees on both full-time and part-time tracks. We currently have over
25 registered research students, one of the biggest law research degree programmes in London. Research
students have their own dedicated offce space with computing and telephone facilities and a community
area. They are also encouraged to attend the weekly research seminar series, which is devoted to speakers
from both within and outside the University. Where possible we attempt to involve research students in
teaching, and aid them in gaining a Postgraduate Certifcate in Education in order that they are properly
qualifed teachers. This enables them to graduate with a rounded portfolio of skills and qualifcations.
Our PhD programme is administered by the Graduate Centre in the Department of Advanced Legal
Studies. Our research centres produce a wide range of work within core areas of law, including:
commercial, banking and corporate law; criminal law; European Union law; international law; maritime
and transport law; and the legal profession. Our research also takes place within interdisciplinary felds
such as: law and geography; law and literature; law and philosophy; law and society; and law, gender
and sexuality. We welcome applications from prospective research students who are interested in any
aspect of law and legal institutions. More information is available at westminster.ac.uk/law
AHRC RESEARCH CENTRE FOR LAW, GENDER AND SEXUALITY (CENTRELGS)
Founded in 2004, this Centre involves a partnership between the law schools at the universities of Kent at
Canterbury (the main physical base for the Centre), Keele and Westminster. The overall aim of CentreLGS
is to pioneer work that analyses, investigates and deepens understanding of the relationship between law,
gender and sexuality.
CENTRE FOR CAPITAL PUNISHMENT STUDIES (CCPS)
Formed in 1993, CCPS has established a forum for research and debate on the death penalty. This forum
aims to encourage students, scholars and practitioners worldwide to participate in the work of the Centre.
CCPS has maintained a programme of lectures, seminars and conferences and is engaged in a number of
research projects.
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CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL LAW STUDIES
During 2010 a new research centre on International Commercial and Financial Law studies will be
established. As well as providing a research presence in this feld in London, the Centre will manage the
teaching of our highly successful LLM degrees in Corporate Finance Law and International Commercial Law.
CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THEORY
This Centre brings together diverse yet overlapping strands in the study of international law, with a strong
emphasis on interdisciplinarity and critical theoretical analysis. The Centre focuses on the link between the
applied and the theoretical, as it seeks to facilitate common scholarly activities and projects, and provide
the sort of supportive context within which radical new research can fourish. Drawing on our strengths
in international law, governance, criminology, economics, human rights and legal theory, the Centre
encourages collaboration both at a national and international level, through public guest lectures, open
fora such as conferences, workshops and seminars, internships, guest invitations, and online publications.
CENTRE FOR LEGAL PROFESSION AND LEGAL SERVICES
Westminster’s School of Law has been at the forefront of research into the legal profession and related
areas. This group builds on the School’s strongest bodies of research in the legal profession, access to
justice, dispute resolution, globalisation, legal ethics and legal education. Funders include the ACCA,
the ACLEC, the ESRC, the Law Society and the Nuffeld Foundation.
CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF LAW, SOCIETY AND POPULAR CULTURE
We have an established reputation in the broad feld of law and popular culture, which includes sport,
flm, media and music. This reputation has been achieved through curriculum development, academic
publications, conference papers and links with a broad range of professionals. The Centre has recently
secured funding for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Brentford Football Club.
LONDON UNIVERSITIES MARITIME LAW AND POLICY GROUP (LUMLP)
This is a non-proft-making collaborative network of London academic institutions with research interests
in Maritime Law and Policy, which discusses, disseminates and develops research in this area. LUMLP
members are drawn from a wide range of academic and research institutions, professional groups,
commercial organisations and individuals sharing a common interest in maritime law and policy.
For more information about PhD study and opportunities, please contact Dr Oliver Phillips
(E: o.phillips01@westminster.ac.uk) or Professor Reza Banakar (E: r.banakar@westminster.ac.uk).
For more information about Law courses, visit the School of Law
website at westminster.ac.uk/law
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The course is designed for the development of both non-lawyers and
lawyers who are concerned about the origins and causes of conficts
and disputes, the social, psychological, political, economic, and
legal implications of conficts and disputes, and how they might be
prevented, managed, transformed and resolved.
The course will enable you to study in depth the procedural
and substantive issues in the subject. It examines the regulation of
individuals and groups in the context of conficts and disputes of
all kinds, and focuses on a range of issues, including culture and
identity; confrontation and hostility; co-operation and confrontation;
control, compliance and conformity; decision making; families and
communities; groups and systems; intervention by third parties; and
law and regulation. You will also consider pervasive elements such
as altruism, beliefs, ethics, human rights, justice, morality, peace,
reconciliation, truth and victims.
Course content
The course modules provide a balance between mainstream dispute
resolution processes, the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) category
of dispute resolution, and modules which are innovative and thought-
provoking. They also focus on both the acquisition of knowledge and
the acquisition of skills.
The Perspectives on Conficts and Disputes module provides a platform
from which all the other modules develop, and the Research Theory
and Practice module provides an essential platform for the dissertation
module. The Dissertation is an opportunity to develop your research,
reasoning and writing skills. The 15,000-word dissertation is on a
relevant topic chosen by you and approved by the module leader.
To graduate with the MA, you will need to pass seven modules (three
core and four option modules) carrying a total of 180 credits.
Core modules: Perspectives on Conficts and Disputes • Postgraduate
Dissertation • Research Theory and Practice
Option modules: Access to Justice • Comparative Law • Confict
Resolution: Negotiation • Family Mediation: Theory and Practice
• International Commercial Arbitration • International Commercial
Mediation • Mediation: Concepts, Evolution and Practice
• Negotiation: Theory, Contexts and Practice • Online Dispute
Resolution • Regulating Risk Environments • Restorative Justice:
Cultures, Integration and Law
Not all the option modules will be available each academic year.
Students can also choose one approved option module from another
Masters course.
Related courses
Corporate Finance Law LLM • International Commercial Law LLM
Confict Prevention, Dispute Resolution MA
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Knowledge of corporate fnance law is essential for lawyers,
bankers and fnanciers who are keen to develop professional skills
in fundraising, deal structures and transactional management.
This course will appeal to both recent graduates and practitioners
considering various felds of work, including law, investment banking,
corporate fnance, private equity, securities and investments.
The emphasis is on learning how the fnancial markets work,
from the primary markets involving the issuance of equity, debt
and derivatives, to the secondary markets involving trading and
investments, as well as very large fnancial transactions in the
international capital markets. You will gain an enhanced qualifcation
suitable for a professional working or planning to work in a
technically demanding and dynamic global industry.
Course content
You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the practical
processes and innovative products of the international corporate
fnance market, including equity and debt capital, derivatives,
structured fnance, risk management and investment portfolio
products. The course will also enhance your legal, quantitative and
soft skills relevant to this area of practice. Two 18-hour executive
residential weekend programmes are taught by 12 professionals
and University academics.
Core modules: Investment Banking Principles and Practices • Legal
Aspects of Corporate Finance • Project or Dissertation
Option modules, choose four or fve option modules from the
following list: Corporate Strategy and Competition Law • Deal
Mechanics, Financial Markets and Operations • Derivatives and
Structured Finance Law • International Corporate Governance
• International Energy Finance Law • International Finance Law
and Economics • International Project Finance Law • International
Taxation • Investments for Managers, Theory, Regulations and Social
Responsibility • Islamic Finance and Securitisation • Legal Aspects
of International Finance • Money Laundering and Corporate Fraud
• Multinational Corporate Entities • Payment and Trade Finance
Related courses
Confict Prevention, Dispute Resolution MA • International
Commercial Law LLM
International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma)
We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London
to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who
don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who
complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed
progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. See
p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk
Corporate Finance Law LLM
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This course combines academic analysis and commercial practice
elements of entertainment law. The diverse nature of entertainment
law will enable you to follow a number of specialisations,
underpinned by the issues of contract and intellectual property.
The course will suit graduates from a law background, or those
from a non-law background who have signifcant relevant experience.
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the key felds
within the entertainment business, the impact of the law on them.
You will also develop the skills you need to succeed in a career in
entertainment law.
Course content
Core modules: Dissertation or Project in Entertainment Law
• Entertainment Contracts • Intellectual Property in the Entertainment
Business • Research Theory and Practice
Option modules may include: Controlling Creativity: Censorship
of Entertainment Products • Merchandising in the Entertainment
Business • Sports Law • Technology Rights and the Law • The Media,
Ownership, Control and Regulation
Entertainment Law LLM
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This specialist course in European Union (EU) law will equip you with
a deep knowledge and understanding of EU law, as well as specifc
areas of this unique legal system. The variety of options will allow you
to follow areas that are of most academic and professional interest to
you. The option modules allow you to study all major areas of EU law,
ranging from internal market, through EU criminal law and human
rights, to external relations (with particular emphasis on the legal
aspects of recent EU enlargements). One of the aims of this course is
to develop your analytical skills and your ability to apply EU law in
everyday domestic and judicial practice.
Course content
As a graduate of the course, you will have enhanced knowledge of
EU institutional and substantive law.
Core modules: Dissertation • Foundations of European Union Law
• Research Theory and Practice
Option modules include: Criminal Law of the European Union
• Enlargements of the European Union • External Relations of the
European Union • Internal Market of the European Union
• International and European Refugee Law • International
Environmental Law • Introduction to EU Competition Law • Procedural
Law of the European Union • Protecting Human Rights in Europe
Length of course
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European Union Law LLM
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Soo westminster.ac.uk/fees
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This course is designed for the development of international and
commercial lawyers and non-lawyers who are concerned about the
origins of public and private international conficts and disputes,
the causes of cross-border and municipal commercial conficts and
disputes, and how those disputes might be prevented, managed,
transformed and resolved.
The course gives you the opportunity to study in-depth the main
procedural and substantive issues in dispute resolution. You will
focus on the regulation of individual, corporate and public conduct
in international and commercial conficts and disputes. The wide
range of topics you will cover includes competition and co-operation;
courts, tribunals and panels; decision making; democracy and
governance; hazards and risk; institutional organisation; lawyers
and non-lawyers; leadership; and norms and regulation. You will
also consider pervasive elements such as equity, ethics, human rights,
jurisprudence and justice.
Course content
The course modules provide a balance between mainstream
international and commercial adjudication (litigation and arbitration),
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes such as mediation and
negotiation, and modules which are innovative and thought-provoking.
They also focus the acquisition of both knowledge and skills.
The Perspectives on Conficts and Disputes module provides a platform
from which all the other modules develop, and the Research Theory
and Practice module provides an essential platform for the dissertation
module. The Dissertation is an opportunity to develop your research,
reasoning and writing skills. The 15,000-word dissertation is on a
relevant topic chosen by you and approved by the module leader.
To graduate with the LLM, you will need to pass seven modules (three
core and four option modules) carrying a total of 180 credits.
Core modules: Perspectives on Conficts and Disputes
• Postgraduate Dissertation • Research Theory and Practice
Option modules: Access to Justice • Comparative Commercial
Arbitration: Law and Practice • Comparative Law • Foreign Direct
Investment Arbitration • International Commercial Arbitration
• International Commercial Litigation • International Commercial
Mediation • Mediation: Concepts, Evolution and Practice
• Negotiation: Theory, Contexts and Practice • Online Dispute
Resolution • Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes • Private
International Law: Substantive Commercial • Regulating Risk
Environments • Restorative Justice: Cultures, Integration and Law
Not all the option modules will be available each academic year.
Students can also choose one approved option module from another
Masters or LLM course.
International and Commercial Dispute Resolution Law LLM
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This intellectual and rigorous course is highly practical, and will
enable you to develop your understanding of the context and
institutional framework of international banking and fnance law.
You will explore the role of regulation in international banking and
fnance, the relevance of banking contracts and relationships, the
wider fnancial law framework, and the role of banks in international
trade and investments. There is also a strong focus on developing
your transferable skills, including effective learning, communication
skills, written presentation, analysis and problem solving,
independent study, research and time management.
Course content
Core modules: Dissertation • International Banking Law
and Regulation
Option modules: Commercial Confict of Laws • Deal Mechanics:
Financial Markets and Operations • Derivatives and Structured
Finance Law • EU Competition Law • EU Internal Market Law
• Insolvency Law • International Corporate Governance
• International Project Finance Law • International Tax Law
• Islamic Finance and Securitisation • Investment Banking Principles
and Practice • Law of International Sales • Legal Aspects of
International Finance • Money Laundering and Corporate Fraud
• Payment and Trade Finance • Research Methods, Practice and
Theory • World Trade Organization (WTO) Law
International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma)
We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London
to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who
don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who
complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed
progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. See
p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk
Length of course
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International Banking Law LLM
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This course offers you the opportunity to develop strong academic
and practical skills in a highly competitive and intellectually satisfying
area of law. You will study the importance of international contracts,
the workings of the multinational company, the fnancial backdrop to
international commerce, international disputes, and the regulation of
international business.
The courses is ideally suited to those who come from a law,
business, management, economics, or social science background. You
will beneft from a strong programme of visiting speakers, excellent
online materials and learning resources, and a professional and
practical focus in a department with a strong research profle. There is
also an exciting calendar of social and educational visits, and greater
fexibility for part-time students.
There are both day and evening optional modules, with the core
modules running in the evening.
Course content
All students are required to offer 180 credits to qualify for the degree.
Core modules: Dissertation (60 credits) or Project Paper (40 credits)
• Foundations of International Commercial Law (20 credits)
Option modules (20 credits each) include: Commercial Confict of
Laws • EU Competition Law • Financial Markets and Operations
• International Carriage of Goods • International Commercial
Arbitration • International Commercial Mediation • International
Corporate Governance • International Sale of Goods • International
Tax Law • Investment Banking • Law of the EU Internal Market • Law
of Marine Insurance • Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance • Legal
Aspects of Electronic Commerce • Legal Aspects of International
Finance • Money Laundering and Corporate Fraud • Multinational
Corporate Entities • Payment and International Trade Finance Law
• Protection of Industrial Property Rights (including Intellectual
Property) Law • Research Theory and Practice • World Trade
Organization (WTO) Law • Human Rights Law, Business and Ethics
Related courses
Confict Prevention, Dispute Resolution MA • Corporate Finance
Law LLM
International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma)
We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London
to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who
don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who
complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed
progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees.
See p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk
International Commercial Law LLM
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This specialist international law course provides an innovative focus
on contemporary legal and political issues in the international
community. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to international
law, exploring both social science and legal perspectives.
It will enhance your understanding of the key principles of public
international law, the key developments within the public international
law framework (with specifc reference to human rights, humanitarian
law and international crime), and the process of globalisation and its
signifcance for international law. The diverse range of subjects means
it is appropriate for students from a range of subject backgrounds,
including law, social sciences, humanities and international relations.
Course content
Core modules: Dissertation • Public International Law • Research
Theory and Practice
Option modules include: Comparative Human Rights Law • Human
Rights and Sexuality • International Criminal Law • International
Environmental Law • International Energy and Climate Change Law
• International Human Rights Law • International Humanitarian Law
• International Law and Development • International Law of the
Sea • International Law and Terrorism • Peaceful Settlement of
International Disputes • The Right to Reparation for Serious Violations
of Human Rights and Humanitarian Norms • United Nations Law
Related courses
International Relations MA
International Law LLM
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This course enables you to make further use of your Legal Practice
Postgraduate Diploma (LPC). It will interest LPC graduates wishing
to enhance their qualifcations and practitioners wishing to gain
a more in-depth understanding of the principles underlying their
daily work. Two pathways are available, allowing you to use credits
from the LPC and obtain 60 additional credits to achieve a Masters
qualifcation. You can tailor the course to particular interests, choosing
to focus either on producing a dissertation or incorporate some
element of teaching. The course also enables you to obtain Continuing
Professional Development (CPD) points for your study.
Course content
Pathway 1 – Dissertation only
You begin with introductory sessions on practical research skills.
The dissertation allows extended study in an area of your choice,
provided it is linked to legal practice or is relevant to legal
practitioners. Following the submission of your fnal research outline,
you will have regular meetings with your dissertation supervisor, who
will provide guidance on your direction of study, comment on your
methods and approach, and on the content of the developing work
and fnal presentation. You then build upon your research to
develop knowledge, concepts and theories which you will explore
in a 15,000-word dissertation. This pathway is entirely assessed on
the basis of the dissertation.
Pathway 2 – Dissertation and taught module
You begin with introductory sessions on practical research skills,
before choosing one 20-credit module from our LLM modules and
attending LLM classes. Formal lectures develop a framework of
essential knowledge within each module, while tutorial sessions might
include small-group work, problem-based tutorials, review sessions,
workshops or debates, as well as student presentations. You will be
assessed in your chosen module. In Semester Two you plan, research,
write up and submit an 8,000-word dissertation worth 40 credits. You
will be expected to choose a topic for your research dissertation linked
to the areas covered in your option module, and to ensure that your
topic is relevant to legal practice. You must pass the dissertation and
the option module to be awarded the LLM.
Related courses
Legal Practice Postgraduate Diploma (LPC)
Legal Practice LLM
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This intensive conversion course is designed for non-law graduates
of any discipline, or overseas law graduates who wish to qualify
as either barristers or solicitors. The course begins with a two-week
foundation in the English Legal System and an introduction to the law
and legal professions. You will then go on to study a number of key
areas of law and legal practice, and one further area of law, which
will be assessed by dissertation.
If you successfully complete the course, you will become eligible
for entry on to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the Bar Professional
Training Course (BPTC). We have been successfully running this
conversion course since 1977, and our students have taken a variety
of frst degrees at a wide range of universities. This, together with the
substantial number of staff who are solicitors and barristers, helps to
produce a stimulating learning environment.
Course content
You are required to study the following foundation subjects: Contract
• Criminal Law • Equity and the Law of Trusts • Land Law • Law of
the European Union • Public Law • Tort
You will also study one additional area of law of your choice which
is assessed by a short dissertation. To introduce you to some of the
skills lawyers need, we run a series of weekly timetabled classes in
Interviewing Skills, Mooting and Negotiating Skills.
Related courses
Legal Practice Postgraduate Diploma (LPC)
Law (CPE) Graduate Diploma
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This is the compulsory vocational course for anyone intending to
become a solicitor, and is regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation
Authority. We have offered the LPC since its introduction in 1993,
and under the previous grading regime adopted by the SRA we
held six ‘commendable practices’ – the highest grades that were
achievable by an LPC provider.
The SRA validated Westminster to deliver the latest version of the
LPC with effect from September 2009, and we are continuing to build
on our proven track record in delivering a high-quality course at
affordable rates. Fee discounts are offered to students with a strong
academic record.
Course content
The full-time course begins with an intensive foundation period which
will introduce you to the underlying areas of law and practice such
as Professional Conduct and Client Care, Taxation, Financial
Services, and Solicitors’ Accounts. It also covers the course skills
of Writing, Drafting, Advocacy, Interviewing and Advising, and
Practical Legal Research.
You will go on to study the three Stage 1 LPC core practice areas –
Business Law and Practice, Property Law and Practice, and Civil and
Criminal Litigation – together with Wills and Administration of Estates.
You can then chose whether to stay with us to complete Stage 2
of the course. This will involve completing three of the following
option modules (subject to availability): Clinical • Commercial Law
• Commercial Litigation • Commercial Property • Corporate Finance
• E-Commerce • Employment • Entertainment and Media • Family
Law • Housing Law • Immigration Law • Personal Injury and Clinical
Negligence • Private Acquisitions
Students who take the Immigration, Nationality and Refugee Law
module can also seek exemption from Level One of the Legal Service
Commission’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme. We
are the only LPC provider currently authorised to recommend its
students to the LSC for Level One exemption in this way. Students
seeking Level One exemption through Westminster will need to
pay an additional fee.
The part-time (evening) course mirrors the full-time course in content
and provides a convenient and affordable route to becoming a
solicitor. Students study Property and Litigation in Year 1 (as part of
Stage 1 of the course), together with one Stage 2 module. Students
complete both Stages 1 and 2 of the course in Year 2 by studying
Business and Wills together with two further modules.
Westminster is also working in partnership with Central Law Training
and the University of the West of England in providing a fexible
learning, two-year, part-time course.
Related courses
Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE)
Legal Practice Postgraduate Diploma (LPC)
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Training to be a legal executive offers a fexible and accessible
route to a career as a lawyer. You can start on the ILEX course at
one of a number of different levels, depending on your qualifcations.
These range from graduates who can take a one-year Fast-Track
Diploma, to those with few formal qualifcations who can start at
Level 3. At Westminster we cater for all the different routes that you
might want to take.
Our lectures and seminars are delivered by seasoned legal
professionals with industry experience, drawn from the ranks of
academics, solicitors and barristers. We use a range of teaching
methods to facilitate different styles of learning.
As a University, the learning resources at the School of Law
are frst class, with IT access to legal and academic materials, a
comprehensively stocked law library (three foors of studying space),
research support and well-trained library staff. Our IT resources are
not confned to the University premises; our subscription to online
materials allows you to access these materials remotely, from your
home or student.
Course content
On all levels of the ILEX course you will receive pastoral care and
regular access to a personal tutor. This is a supplement to the guided
tuition described below and is there to help ensure that you achieve
your full potential on the course.
Level 3 Certifcate in Law and Practice – Year 1
The course runs on Mondays (5.30-9pm) during term time. You will
receive tuition in relation to Introduction to Law and Practice, Client
Care Skills, Criminal Law, Criminal Litigation and Legal Research.
Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice – Year 2
The course runs on Wednesdays (5.30-9pm) during term time. You
will receive tuition in relation to Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Land
Law, Law of Contract and Law of Tort.
Fast-Track Diploma for Law Graduates
This is suitable for students who have a qualifying law degree. One
of the practice units you select must relate to your law degree. The
practice units on offer include Civil Litigation, Conveyancing, Criminal
Litigation and Family Practice. Additionally, you will be required to
take Client Care Skills. Subjects are timetabled during term time on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (6-8pm).
Level 6 Single Subject Certifcate
This is suitable for students seeking to boost their knowledge in a
specifc area of law. For practice units on offer, see the Fast-Track
Diploma above. Substantive law units on offer include Criminal
Law, Equity and Trusts, European Law, Family Law, Land Law, Law
of Contract, Law of Tort and Public Law. The Professional Skills units
on offer are Client Care Skills and Legal Research. Law and practice
units are timetabled during term time on Mondays, Wednesdays
and Thursdays (6-8pm). Professional Skills are timetabled for 8-9pm
throughout the academic year.
Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) course
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This is a highly fexible programme of studies for those who do not
wish to enrol on an LLM course initially. Most LLM modules can be
taken on an individual basis. You can study any particular module
that you are interested in, as long as you meet the minimum entry
requirements for the course hosting that module.
This is ideal for students who, for various reasons, are unable to
attend the full LLM course. The credits you acquire can count towards
a Postgraduate Certifcate (60 credits), a Postgraduate Diploma (120
credits) or the LLM (180 credits). The conditions are that you must
have obtained these credits within the University’s maximum period of
registration, and you cannot exceed the number of attempts laid down
in the University regulations.
For example, if you wish to study Law of International Sales but
cannot because of work commitments, you can sign up as an
occasional student for that module and attend class. When you pass
the assessment set for that module, you will be awarded 20 credits.
If you decide to stop studying, you can then ask for a certifcate
of attendance. However, if you decide to carry on, you will have
acquired 20 credits which can count towards the Postgraduate
Certifcate (requiring 60 credits), the Postgraduate Diploma
(requiring 120 credits) or the LLM (requiring 180 credits).
Postgraduate Occasional Studies Programme
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RESEARCH IN LIFE SCIENCES
Research in the School of Life Sciences encompasses a range of disciplines, from pure and applied
science through to practitioner-based subjects, which are co-ordinated within a number of research
groups. Our research integrates a wide range of areas, from applied microbiology, biotechnology,
molecular genetics and structural biology through to Chinese medicine, human performance, public health
nutrition, and well-being. Members of the School work closely with bio-industry, the NHS, and research
institutions within the UK, Europe and the US to conduct research which is internationally recognised.
For more information on research within the School, contact our Research Director, Professor Taj
Keshavarz (E: t.keshavarz@westminster.ac.uk).
APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGY
This research group focuses on the application of biotechnology in a range of topical areas including
antibiotics, antibodies, biopolymers, biorefneries, exploitation of plant and algal resources, and innovative
food products. Contact Dr Ipsita Roy (E: royi@westminster.ac.uk).
CELL COMMUNICATION
This group brings together researchers across disciplines to support original research investigating
mechanisms of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell communication. The breadth of expertise of the group
allows novel approaches to be used for the study of cell communication. Contact Dr Caroline Smith
(E: C.Smith24@westminster.ac.uk).
CELL SURVIVAL
This multidisciplinary group covers research interests in the areas of cancer, fertility, genome stability and
ageing, liver disease, mitochondria and ageing, stem cells, and the identifcation of radiolytic markers.
Contact Dr Mark Clements (E: clemenm@westminster.ac.uk).
EASTMEDICINE
The EASTmedicine (East Asian Sciences and Traditions in Medicine) Centre is a unique research centre that
investigates East Asian Medicines from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on history, anthropology,
and science studies as well as clinically applied research. Current projects include a long-term research
programme investigating the possibility for translating Chinese medical treatment strategies for menopausal
syndrome into NHS clinical settings. Contact Dr Volker Scheid (E: v.g.scheid@westminster.ac.uk).
HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
The group’s interest is broadly health, with particular focus on diabetes and fertility and women’s
health. The mix of practitioners and academic researchers brings together a range of talents and
resources which can be harnessed to enhance the group’s future research. Contact Dr Pamela
Greenwell (E: greenwp@westminster.ac.uk).
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INFLAMMATION AND INFECTION
The remit of this group is to evaluate the role of infammatory mediators and infectious agents in
disease pathologies. Recent research includes investigation into the role of endogenous mediators in
the control of infammatory diseases including asthma, COPD and arthritis. Contact Dr Stephen Getting
(E: s.getting@westminster.ac.uk).
LIFE SCIENCES EDUCATION
This group supports and informs strategies to improve the student learning experience, evaluate the
implementation of new strategies, and develop research and scholarship in all aspects of life and health
sciences higher education. Contact Dr Joanne Murray (E: murray.jo@westminster.ac.uk).
PATIENT EXPERIENCE
This group aims to develop highly original perspectives on patient self-management approaches to health,
focusing on how being a patient is meaningful and adds value to our understanding of health, illness and
recovery, how to improve services for service-user beneft, and health-seeking behaviours that contribute to
good community health and positive well-being. Contact Dr Damien Ridge (E: d.ridge@westminster.ac.uk).
PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION
Members of the Centre for Public Health and Nutrition have worked as consultants to the leading
international agencies in nutrition (including UNICEF and the World Food Programme) in countries ranging
from Afghanistan to Zambia. Staff have research experience in anthropology, anthropometry, dietetics,
epidemiology and data analysis, food security, infectious diseases, qualitative research methods, and
school feeding and health. Contact Dr Andrew Hall (E: A.Hall04@westminster.ac.uk).
TISSUE ENGINEERING AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Regenerative medicine seeks to address the urgent need for donor organs and replacement tissues.
The group offers a diverse range of expertise in histology, biomaterials, stem cell biology and cellular
mechano-transduction. Contact Professor Mark Eastwood (E: eastwood@westminster.ac.uk).
WESTMINSTER WATER SCIENCE
This group’s main objectives are to advance novel research into water science to protect and manage
water resources, facilitate knowledge transfer for environmental policy making, and advance science
at the interface of biological and physical sciences to infuence policy and practice. Contact Dr Sharron
McEldowney (E: mceldows@westminster.ac.uk).
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This course is designed to meet the industry’s growing demand for
people with expertise in applied microbiology and biotechnology.
You will complement your theoretical studies with ‘hands-on’
experience of fully controlled fermenters that are up to pilot-plant
scale, and are linked to modern monitoring and control systems.
You will study a range of subjects in considerable depth,
including bioactive compounds, industrial bioprocesses, microbial
physiology and fermentation technology, microbial production of
novel metabolites, monitoring and control of fermentation, topics in
biotechnology, and types of bioreactors.
Course content
Core modules: Bioprocess Design • Bioprocess Technology 1
• Bioprocess Technology 2 • Biotechnology and Business • Project
A: Critical Review and Design Study • Project B: Research Project
and Report • Recent Advances in Biotechnology
Option modules, choose one from: Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
• Bioinformatics in Medicine • Drug Discovery and Pre-clinical
Development • Environmental Biotechnology • Molecular
Bioinformatics • Molecular Science and Genetics • Molecular
Therapeutics • Recombinant DNA Technology
Related courses
Medical Biotechnology MSc
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology MSc
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This course allows you to plan your own taught programme to match
your interests and experience by selecting modules from any other
bioscience Masters course in the School of Life Sciences, with the
advice of the course leader. For example, you could combine modules
on microbiology and molecular biology or those on haematology and
clinical chemistry.
Whatever the combination, you will be able to expand your
understanding of human diseases, their investigation and therapy,
and develop your competence in the design and execution of a
laboratory-based project. The course is accredited by the Institute of
Biomedical Science (IBMS).
Course content
Core modules: Project A: Critical Review and Design Study • Project
B: Research Project and Report
Option modules: Antimicrobial Chemotherapy • Bioinformatics in
Medicine • Cellular Pathology 1 • Cellular Pathology 2 • Clinical
Endocrinology • Current Topics in Cellular Pathology • Current Topics
in Clinical Chemistry • Current Topics in Medical Microbiology
• Cytopathology • Erythron Pathophysiology • Fluids and Electrolytes
• Genetics and Developmental Genetics • Haemostasis • Immunology
and Pathogenicity • Immunopathology • Immunotherapy • Leucocyte
Pathophysiology • Medical Microbial Physiology • Medical
Microbiology and Epidemiology • Metabolic Disorders • Molecular
Bioinformatics • Molecular Science and Genetics • Molecular
Therapeutics • Recombinant DNA Technology • Transfusion Science
Related courses
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Diploma/Diploma • Cellular
Pathology MSc • Clinical Chemistry MSc • Haematology MSc
• Haematology (Transfusion Science) MSc • Medical Microbiology
MSc • Medical Molecular Biology MSc • Molecular Biology in
Medicine Postgraduate Certifcate
Biomedical Sciences MSc
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This course is designed to meet the emerging needs of the
routine cellular pathology department. It will give you a deeper
understanding of laboratory diagnostic practice, and will introduce
you to recent advances in cellular pathology. The increasing use
of immunocytochemistry and molecular biological techniques in
diagnostics will be integrated components of the course.
The module contents are enhanced with material delivered by
visiting lecturers who are practising pathologists, clinical scientists
and expert biomedical scientists. This ensures that taught material
is current and relevant. The course is accredited by the Institute of
Biomedical Science (IBMS).
Course content
Core modules: Cellular Pathology 1 • Cellular Pathology 2
• Current Topics in Cellular Pathology • Molecular Science and
Genetics • Project A: Critical Review and Design Study • Project B:
Research Project and Report
Option modules: Cytopathology • Immunopathology • Vocational and
Experiential Learning in Biomedical Science
Related courses
Biomedical Sciences MSc • Biomedical Sciences Graduate
Diploma/Diploma • Clinical Chemistry MSc • Haematology MSc
• Haematology (Transfusion Science) MSc • Medical Microbiology
MSc • Medical Molecular Biology MSc • Molecular Biology in
Medicine Postgraduate Certifcate
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The course will develop the knowledge and intellectual skills you
will need as a clinical chemists working in routine and research
settings. To give the right balance, modules include aspects of
clinical biochemistry and laboratory management but, in contrast
to other similar courses, there is particular emphasis in this MSc on
the analytical aspects. The course is accredited by the Institute of
Biomedical Science (IBMS).
Course content
Core modules: Clinical Endocrinology • Current Topics in Clinical
Chemistry • Fluids and Electrolytes • Metabolic Disorders • Molecular
Science and Genetics • Project A: Critical Review and Design Study
• Project B: Research Project and Report
Option modules: Haemostasis • Immunopathology • Vocational and
Experiential Learning in Biomedical Science
Related courses
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Diploma/Diploma • Biomedical
Sciences MSc • Cellular Pathology MSc • Haematology MSc
• Haematology (Transfusion Science) MSc • Medical Microbiology
MSc • Medical Molecular Biology MSc • Molecular Biology in
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`ou uus| oossoss u| |ous| u |Sc
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This course is designed to give you an insight into aspects of the
drug discovery and development process, by looking at a number
of disease areas including cardiovascular, neuro, arthritic and
respiratory pathologies. It will give you the opportunity to study the
principles of pharmacology, bioinformatics and toxicology for the
development of novel therapeutics for their management.
Course content
Core modules: Bioinformatics in Medicine • Drug Discovery and
Pre-Clinical Development • Drug Metabolism and Toxicology
• Molecular Bioinformatics • Project A: Critical Review and Design
Study • Project B: Research Project and Report
Option modules, choose two from: Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
• Biotechnology and Business • Molecular Therapeutics
Related courses
Medical Biotechnology MSc
Drug Discovery and Development MSc
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This course will give you greater knowledge and understanding in
the rapidly developing feld of environmental biotechnology. You
will explore the underlying scientifc principles of how biotechnology
can be used to address current environmental issues, and how this
can affect environmental policy, both nationally and internationally.
You will be able to follow particular interests through your optional
module choices.
After graduating from this course, you will have subject-specifc
skills and knowledge integrating science with technology, business
and policy issues. You will also gain research experience at
postgraduate level and develop a range of communication and
other skills that will enhance your employment and/or further
postgraduate education prospects.
Course content
Core modules: Bioprocess Design • Bioprocess Technology 1
• Biotechnology and Business • Critical Review and Design Study
• Environmental Biotechnology • Environmental Law and Sustainable
Water Management • Research Project
Option modules: Bioprocess Technology 2 • Recent Advances
in Biotechnology
Related courses
Water Science, Policy and Governance MSc
Environmental Biotechnology MSc
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These courses are designed to cover all areas related to the use
of blood as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool. The innovative
and integrated approach to teaching puts the emphasis on new
technologies and developments in this discipline, and you will study
a range of topics covering the various aspects of haematology and
transfusion science, as well as completing a research project.
The courses are supported by visiting lecturers who are practising
scientists in their feld, which ensures that taught material is
current and relevant. The courses are accredited by the Institute
of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
Course content
The taught element of the courses comprises lecture and seminar
sessions, and is assessed by a mixture of exams and course work.
The Research Project constitutes a further two modules. If you are
employed during your studies, the experimental work for this will be
carried out at your place of employment, along with a critical review
and design study.
In order to obtain the MSc in Haematology or Haematology
(Transfusion Science), you must pass the core modules and optional
modules as well as the research elements.
MSc Haematology
Core modules: Erythron Pathophysiology • Haemostasis
• Leucocyte Pathophysiology • Molecular Science and Genetics
• Project A: Critical Review and Design Study • Project B: Research
Project and Report
Option modules: Immunopathology • Molecular Therapeutics
• Transfusion Science • Vocational and Experiential Learning in
Biomedical Science
MSc Haematology (Transfusion Science)
Core modules: Erythron Pathophysiology • Haemostasis
• Leucocyte Pathophysiology • Molecular Science and Genetics
• Transfusion Science
Option modules: Immunopathology • Molecular Therapeutics
• Vocational and Experiential Learning in Biomedical Science
Related courses
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Diploma/Diploma • Biomedical
Sciences MSc • Cellular Pathology MSc • Clinical Chemistry MSc
• Medical Microbiology MSc • Medical Molecular Biology MSc
• Molecular Biology in Medicine Postgraduate Certifcate
Haematology MSc Haematology (Transfusion Science) MSc
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This is a multi-professional course for those wishing to enhance their
knowledge and skills within the domain of integrated governance,
evaluation and practice development in health. Practical aspects of
the course are largely carried out at your workplace, in collaboration
with employers and colleagues.
The taught aspect of the course is delivered both by University staff,
and by visiting lecturers from the NHS, government departments
and other organisations involved in healthcare evaluation, regulation
or research.
Course content
To achieve the MSc award you will need to complete seven modules
and your dissertation. You can also study for a Postgraduate Diploma
(six modules) or Certifcate (three modules).
Core modules: Clinical Governance • Dissertation • Health Policy
• Integrated Governance in Health Care • Organisations: Their
Structures and Analysis • Research and Evaluation
Option modules: Clinical Risk Management • Collaborative Working
within Health and Social Care
Free choice module: A module from anywhere in the University that is
relevant and negotiated with your course leader.
Teaching is through a combination of lectures, discussions, individual
and small group work. Assessment comprises written assignments
related to your work-based practice. There are no exams.
Integrated Governance in Healthcare Communities MSc
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Nutrition has long been recognised as a vitally important determinant
of health status within both industrialised and industrialising countries,
but signifcant changes are occurring in the profle of nutritional
problems. Many countries continue to face problems of malnutrition
and micronutrient defciencies, but countries in economic transition
also face the public health challenge of rising rates of diet-related
chronic disease, such as obesity and coronary heart disease. Also,
many industrialised countries now face problems of food insecurity
among low-income groups. These challenges have led to a growing
international demand for trained public health nutritionists to work
in a range of contexts to control and prevent these issues.
This course (which is subject to approval) will give you the specialist
scientifc knowledge and practical skills to take an active role in
international public health nutrition in a range of different settings.
Training in statistics, epidemiology, research methods, nutritional
assessment and programme design will enhance your professional
skills and competencies, employability and development as a public
health professional. The course is accredited by the Association for
Nutrition as part-fulflment of the requirements for registration as an
associate Public Health Nutritionist.
Course content
Concepts and Principles of Nutrition • Food and Nutrition in Public
Health and Policy • Nutrition Assessment • Nutrition Programme
Planning • Research Methods • Research Project in Public Health
International Public Health Nutrition MSc
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The demand for process technology specialists in the pharmaceutical
industries is rising. Research and development of new ‘biological’
pharmaceuticals is often carried out by small to medium enterprises
under contract to large pharmaceutical companies. This course will
give you greater awareness of the molecular biology, fermentation
and engineering processes involved in producing current and
new therapeutic agents, and the ways in which biotechnology
developments are commercialised. You will also receive a broad
grounding in fundamental subjects central to medical biotechnology.
Course content
Core modules: Biotechnology and Business • Project A: Critical
Review and Design Study • Project B: Research Project and Report
• Recent Advances in Biotechnology • Recombinant DNA Technology
Option modules: Bioinformatics in Medicine • Bioprocess
Technology 1 • Bioprocess Technology 2 • Drug Discovery and
Pre-clinical Development • Drug Metabolism and Toxicity
• Molecular Bioinformatics • Molecular Science and Genetics
• Molecular Therapeutics
A research project is also required for successful completion of the
MSc. This may be carried out at your place of employment if you
study part-time.
Related courses
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology MSc
Medical Biotechnology MSc
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This course is designed to give you the chance to study the scientifc
basis of medical microbiology and some of the specialist areas
within it. You will be encouraged to gain greater awareness of the
importance and role of medical microbiology within biomedical
sciences, and of the ethical and safety issues relevant to working in
the feld of medical microbiology. The course is accredited by the
Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
Course content
Core modules: Antimicrobial Chemotherapy • Current Topics
in Medical Microbiology • Immunology and Pathogenicity
• Medical Microbial Physiology • Molecular Science and
Genetics • Project A: Critical Review and Design Study
• Project B: Research Project and Report
You undertake the Research Project at your own place of work.
Related courses
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Diploma/Diploma • Biomedical
Sciences MSc • Cellular Pathology MSc • Clinical Chemistry MSc
• Haematology MSc • Haematology (Transfusion Science) MSc
• Medical Molecular Biology MSc • Molecular Biology in Medicine
Postgraduate Certifcate
Medical Microbiology MSc
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Research in DNA technology, bioinformatics and immunology are
becoming essential elements in the routine diagnosis and treatment
of a range of disorders, including gene disorders, infectious diseases
and multi-factorial diseases such as cancer and heart disease. This
course is intended to give you the skills and knowledge you need to
understand and apply the technologies emerging from that research.
The market for such skills includes the medical laboratory service,
research institutions, forensic medicine and industries related
to medicine. The latter includes traditional pharmaceutical and
biotechnological companies involved in the commercial marketing
of specifc products, such as PCR-based diagnostic kits, DNA probes,
gene therapy vectors, recombinant proteins and monoclonal
antibodies. This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical
Science (IBMS).
Course content
Core modules: Genetics and Developmental Genetics • Molecular
Science and Genetics • Molecular Therapeutics • Project A: Critical
Review and Design Study • Project B: Research Project and Report
• Recombinant DNA Technology
Option modules: Bioinformatics in Medicine • Clinical Governance
• Immunopathology • Immunotherapy • Molecular Bioinformatics
• Patient and Public Involvement in Health
Related courses
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Diploma/Diploma • Biomedical
Sciences MSc • Cellular Pathology MSc • Clinical Chemistry MSc
• Haematology MSc • Haematology (Transfusion Science) MSc
• Medical Microbiology MSc • Molecular Biology in Medicine
Postgraduate Certifcate
Medical Molecular Biology MSc
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`ou s|ou|u |uvo u uoou Ho|ou|s
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The part that nutrition plays in public health has long been
recognised. Within the UK’s national health system, tackling obesity
and the chronic diseases that result remains a priority. This is refected
in the growing provision of locally based food and lifestyle projects
intended to prevent obesity and other diet-related diseases, and
designed to address inequalities in health.
These challenges have led to a growing demand for trained public
health nutritionists to work in a range of different projects. This
course will give you the specialist scientifc knowledge and practical
skills you need to meet those challenges, and take an active role in
public health nutrition in a range of different settings. Training in
statistics, epidemiology, research methods, nutritional assessment,
and health promotion and behaviour change will enhance
your professional skills and competencies, employability and
development as a public health professional.
This course is subject to approval, and accreditation by the
Association for Nutrition as part-fulflment of the requirements for
registration as an associate Public Health Nutritionist is being sought.
Course content
Core modules: Concepts and Principles of Nutrition • Food and
Nutrition in Public Health and Policy • Health Promotion in Nutrition
• Nutrition Assessment • Research Methods • Research Project in
Public Health
Option modules: Communicating Science • Prevention and Treatment
of Obesity in Children
Public Health Nutrition MSc
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The course (which is subject to approval) will provide you with a
knowledge and understanding of the critical elements of science,
technology, policy and governance that underpin the sustainable
management of water resources and aquatic environments both
nationally and internationally.
It will allow you to follow particular subject-specifc interests
through your optional module choices. It will also enable you to
understand the research process at postgraduate level, and apply
this knowledge to research and problem solving in the feld of water
science, policy and governance. The course is designed to help you
develop a range of communication and other skills that will enhance
your employment and further postgraduate education prospects.
Course content
Core modules: Environmental Law and Sustainable Water
Management • Field Issues in Water Management • Project A:
Critical Review and Design Study • Project B: Research Project and
Report • Science for Water Management
Options, choose two from: Biotechnology and Business
• Communicating Science • Environmental and Urban Governance
• Environmental Issues and Environmental Strategies
Related courses
Environmental Biotechnology MSc • International Planning for
Sustainable Development MA
Water Science, Policy and Governance MSc
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This course runs once a year (starting in October) and is aimed
primarily at part-time students employed in medical laboratories and
research institutions in the UK and abroad. Most of the teaching and
learning material is provided through websites, and the course is
largely internet based. Although the course requires no attendance
at the University, you follow three modules and complete the same
course work and exams as students at Westminster, and the learning
outcomes and educational benefts of completing it are identical to
those of students taking the modules by normal attendance.
Once you have completed the course you can be issued with CPD
(Continuing Professional Development) credits by the University as
approved by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). You may also,
with the agreement of the appropriate course leader, use some of the
credits gained on the course for APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning)
on to other postgraduate courses in the School, such as the Medical
Molecular Biology MSc or Biomedical Sciences MSc.
Course content
Core modules: Molecular Science and Genetics • Molecular
Therapeutics • Recombinant DNA Technology
Related courses
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Diploma/Diploma • Biomedical
Sciences MSc • Cellular Pathology MSc • Clinical Chemistry MSc
• Haematology MSc • Haematology (Transfusion Science) MSc
• Medical Microbiology MSc • Medical Molecular Biology MSc
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The course has been designed to produce ‘hands-on’ professionals
with a broad range of skills in laboratory-based biomedical sciences.
Successful completion of the course enables you to meet Standard
3a.1 of the Health Professions Council (HPC) Standards of Profciency,
which requires the knowledge components of an accredited
biomedical science degree.
The course caters for the needs of non-accredited graduates,
providing you not only with supplementary relevant education
to meet the regulatory requirements of the HPC and the Institute
of Biomedical Science (IBMS), but also with a university award in
recognition of completion of your study.
Course content
The supplementary education required to meet Standards 3a.1 of the
HPC Standards of Profciency is provided through modules taken from
our accredited Biomedical Sciences BSc Honours. The modules offered
are those that the HPC/IBMS have deemed necessary for most of the
potential students. Additionally a work-based module, not requiring
attendance at the University, is offered. Successful completion of eight
modules (120 credits) are required for the Graduate Diploma and six
(90 credits) for the Diploma.
Modules: Biology of Disease (30 credits) • Cellular Pathology
(15 credits) • Clinical Chemistry (15 credits) • Haematology and
Transfusion Science (15 credits) • Medical Immunology (15 credits)
• Medical Microbiology (15 credits) • Principles of Laboratory
Diagnosis (15 credits) • Work-Based Learning (15 credits)
Related courses
Biomedical Sciences MSc • Cellular Pathology MSc • Clinical
Chemistry MSc • Haematology MSc • Haematology (Transfusion
Science) MSc • Medical Microbiology MSc • Medical Molecular
Biology MSc • Molecular Biology in Medicine Postgraduate Certifcate
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Diploma/Diploma
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Entry requirements
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The Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Sciences gives you
the opportunity to produce work-based research at doctoral level.
The topic of research will be based upon your professional expertise
and the work of your organisation. It supports the current policy
drive toward research in the workplace, the development of expert
practitioners, the expansion of collaborative working, and the
emphasis on evidence-based practice in healthcare.
The course is intended for senior practitioners, clinicians, team
leaders, managers, and specialists working in the wide domain of
health and social sciences. We are particularly interested in applicants
who wish to study in the following two key areas:
• Healthcare management and service delivery, such as:
Healthcare governance: clinical risk management and patient
safety, clinical audit, clinical and integrated governance • Men’s
health • Promoting positive community well-being including
adult mental health • Service evaluation within the healthcare
community • Successful aging, health and well-being • The
management of healthcare services • The patient and service
user experience
• Public health nutrition, for example: Food security • Health
promotion and behavioural change • Nutrition and intestinal
disease • Nutrition surveillance • Programme evaluation.
Course content
The course comprises a taught and research component. The taught
element builds your knowledge of research practice, with each
module contributing to your own research project. Learning will be in
multidisciplinary cohorts.
Modules: Leading Research and Infuencing Policy • Organisations:
their Structure and Analysis • Personal and Professional Development
• Research, Design and Planning • Research Methods
These are followed by a research dissertation.
Health and Social Sciences Professional Doctorate
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The aim of this theoretical and clinical professional-entry training is
the modifcation of classic formulae to create new formulae which
address complex patterns of illness. This course contextualises Chinese
herbal medicine within its historical roots, and grounds it in the legal,
ethical and inter-professional framework of the UK.
Phytochemistry and pharmacokinetics are integrated into the
understanding of the energetic interactions of herbs. Our challenge
at the University is to translate, evaluate and promote clinically
effective treatments from the East Asian medical tradition, in order
to properly integrate them into Western healthcare. This is an area
which is key to the research being carried out within EASTmedicine
(East Asian Sciences and Traditions in Medicine), under the direction
of Dr Volker Scheid.
If you are a Chinese herbal medicine practitioner you may be
able to apply for Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning for
relevant modules. The course is accredited by the European Herbal
Practitioners Association (EHPA). Successful completion leads to
eligibility to apply for membership of the Register of Chinese Herbal
Medicine (RCHM).
Course content
Core modules: Chinese Herbal Medicine Advanced Clinical Practice
(contains research project) • Chinese Herbal Medicine Bianbing
• Chinese Herbal Medicine Bianzheng • Chinese Herbal Medicine
in the UK • Chinese Herbs and Formulae • Critical Inquiry in Practice
• Critique and Review
Chinese Herbal Medicine MSc
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Co|||u| |o|uo| |Cuvo|us|¦
Fees and funding
Soo westminster.ac.uk/fees
Associated careers
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u|u |o|u|ou |uus||os
Entry requirements
`ou v|| |oou |o |o u |ous|o|ou
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oouvu|o|| o|o|osso|u| ouu||cu|o|
u|u ussocu|ou vo|| oxoo|o|co o|
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|o|u|| uoo|| u|u co||o|| o| ||o
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o| ||o s,||u|us v|| |o co|suo|ou
`ou v|| |oou ||o |u|o|
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s|uu, |c|uu|u ovuo|co o|
|osou|c| c||ou|u u|u ||o s|||s o|
ucuuouc v|||u u|u |¹ |o|oc|vo
o|uc|co u|u couuu|cu|o| s|||s
u|u u co||u|o|u|vo u|u ||ou|u|ou
uoo|ouc| |o vo|||u || ,ou| ||s|
|u|uuuuo s |o| ||u|s| ,ou s|ou|u
|uvo u| |||¹S sco|o o| u| |ous| c'
| u|| couoo|o||s |o| oouvu|o||¦
This course concentrates on developing you as a scholar
practitioner, and enabling you to develop professionally and
personally as a leader in research, practice, clinical governance
and policy within the Chinese Medicine Acupuncture profession.
It presents appropriate clinical and analytical content in an
inter-professional forum that fosters critical debate, original
and independent thinking, peer mentoring and supervision,
and refexivity. Your exploration of the diversity of East Asian
medicines will enlarge the context of the course.
Course content
Chinese Medicine: A Living Tradition • Clinical Reasoning
• Researching Contemporary Issues in Complementary Medicine
• Research and Evaluation • Research Project
Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture MSc
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Location
Co|||u| |o|uo| |Cuvo|us|¦
Fees and funding
Soo westminster.ac.uk/fees
Associated careers
¹|s cou|so s uosu|ou |o o||u|co
||o s|||s o| o|o|osso|u|s u||ouu, |
o|uc|co u|u o|cou|uuo uvo|s|,
||o o||o| u|ous o| vo|| u|u |
o||o| |ou|||cu|o o|v|o|uo||s
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Entry requirements
`ou v|| |oou |o |o u |ous|o|ou
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|ouu |c|uu|u |o|ovu|| ovo|sous
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uoo|| u|u co||o|| o| ||o cou|sos
|o||ovou u|u ||o o|o||u|o| o| ||o
s,||u|us v|| |o co|suo|ou
`ou v|| |oou ||o |u|o|
ouucu|o| s|||s |o o|u||o ,ou |o
|o|o|| ||ou oos|u|uuuu|o |ovo|
s|uu, |c|uu|u ovuo|co o|
|osou|c| c||ou|u u|u ||o s|||s o|
ucuuouc v|||u u|u |¹ |o|oc|vo
o|uc|co u|u couuu|cu|o| s|||s
u|u u co||u|o|u|vo u|u ||ou|u|ou
uoo|ouc| |o vo|||u || ,ou| ||s|
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This course is offered to practitioners in a wide range of
complementary medicines, and may be particularly attractive
where postgraduate study related specifcally to your discipline is
not available. The focus is on furthering your growth as a scholar
practitioner, and enabling you to develop as a leader in research,
clinical governance and policy and practice within the complementary
medicine profession, while advancing your own professional practice.
The underpinning ethos is to equip you with the knowledge, skills
and practical experience to enhance your professional role in the feld
of complementary medicines. This is fostered through the academic
and professional experience in both the theoretical concepts and the
diagnostic practice within your own specialty.
The course presents appropriate clinical and analytical content in
an inter-professional dimension, and engenders an understanding
and appreciation of the importance and role of peer mentoring and
supervision. It will support your research in a specialist area, enable
you to develop a wide variety of transferable skills and critical
analytical skills, and provide a forum in which you can engage with
contemporary issues and debates within the discipline.
Course content
Health and Well-being • Mindfulness-Based Practice • Clinical
Reasoning • Research and Evaluation • Researching Contemporary
Issues in Complementary Medicine • Research Project
Complementary Medicine MSc
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Location
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Fees and funding
Soo westminster.ac.uk/fees
Associated careers
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Entry requirements
`ou v|| |oou |o |o u |ous|o|ou
u|u |su|ou o|uc||o|o| u|u
v|| |o oxooc|ou |o |o|u u |Sc
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oouvu|o|| o|o|osso|u| ouu||cu|o|
u|u ussocu|ou vo|| oxoo|o|co o|
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ovo|sous ouu||cu|o|s \|o|o
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|o|u|| uoo|| u|u co||o|| o| ||o
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o| ||o s,||u|us v|| |o co|suo|ou
`ou v|| |oou ||o |u|o|
ouucu|o| s|||s |o o|u||o ,ou |o
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s|uu, |c|uu|u ovuo|co o|
|osou|c| c||ou|u u|u ||o s|||s o|
ucuuouc v|||u u|u |¹ |o|oc|vo
o|uc|co u|u couuu|cu|o| s|||s
u|u u co||u|o|u|vo u|u ||ou|u|ou
uoo|ouc| |o vo|||u || ,ou| ||s|
|u|uuuuo s |o| ||u|s| ,ou s|ou|u
|uvo u| |||¹S sco|o o| u| |ous| c'
| u|| couoo|o||s |o| oouvu|o||¦
The focus of this course is on furthering your growth as a scholar
practitioner, and enabling you to develop as a leader in research,
clinical governance and policy and practice within the herbal medicine
profession, while advancing your own professional practice.
The underpinning ethos is to equip you with the knowledge,
skills and practical experience to enhance your professional role in
the feld of herbal medicine. This is fostered through the academic
and professional experience in both the theoretical concepts and
the diagnostic practice within your own specialty.
The course presents appropriate clinical and analytical content in
an inter-professional dimension, and engenders an understanding
and appreciation of the importance and role of peer mentoring and
supervision. It will support your research in a specialist area, enable
you to develop a wide variety of transferable skills and critical
analytical skills, and provide a forum in which you can engage with
contemporary issues and debates within the discipline.
Course content
Advanced HM Materia Medica and Therapeutics • Clinical
Reasoning • Research and Evaluation • Researching Contemporary
Issues in Complementary Medicine • Research Project
Herbal Medicine MSc
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Location
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Fees and funding
Soo westminster.ac.uk/fees
Associated careers
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`ou v|| |oou |o |o u |ous|o|ou
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oouvu|o|| o|o|osso|u| ouu||cu|o|
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u ouu||cu|o| uoouou su|u||o |,
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ovo|sous ouu||cu|o|s \|o|o
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|o|u|| uoo|| u|u co||o|| o| ||o
cou|sos |o||ovou u|u ||o o|o||u|o|
o| ||o s,||u|us v|| |o co|suo|ou
`ou v|| |oou ||o |u|o|
ouucu|o| s|||s |o o|u||o ,ou |o
|o|o|| ||ou oos|u|uuuu|o |ovo|
s|uu, |c|uu|u ovuo|co o|
|osou|c| c||ou|u u|u ||o s|||s o|
ucuuouc v|||u u|u |¹ |o|oc|vo
o|uc|co u|u couuu|cu|o| s|||s
u|u u co||u|o|u|vo u|u ||ou|u|ou
uoo|ouc| |o vo|||u || ,ou| ||s|
|u|uuuuo s |o| ||u|s| ,ou s|ou|u
|uvo u| |||¹S sco|o o| u| |ous| c'
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This course aims to develop your skills as a scholar practitioner
who can work with individuals and as a group facilitator in
autonomous clinical and community settings. Grounded in
functional medicine principles, nutritional therapy draws on current
and emerging research to inform choices of assessment methods,
and prescriptions for diet, nutraceuticals and lifestyle change in
order to manage patient’s health concerns and promote optimal
health through all life stages.
In addition the course enables you to develop professionally and
personally as a leader in research, clinical governance and policy,
and within the nutritional therapy profession, while advancing your
own professional practice. You will be able to present clinical and
theoretical concepts in an inter-professional forum that fosters critical
debate, original and independent thinking, peer mentoring and
supervision, and refexivity.
Course content
Functional Medicine in Nutritional Therapy • Clinical Reasoning
• Research and Evaluation • Researching Contemporary Issues in
Complementary Medicine • Research Project
Nutritional Therapy MSc
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RESEARCH IN LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES
ENGLISH LITERATURE
Research in English at Westminster embraces a range of different critical approaches and covers all
periods from the medieval to the contemporary. Particular strengths in the Department include Victorian
literature and culture, Modernism and the contemporary novel, as well as interdisciplinary research
on both literature and philosophy, and literature and visual culture. Recent publications by staff include
books on Modernism, Gothic, Oscar Wilde, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, medieval romance
and heterosexuality, contemporary British fction, Samuel Beckett, and literary theory. Contact Dr David
Cunningham (E: cunninda@westminster.ac.uk) or visit westminster.ac.uk/sshl/englishresearch
INSTITUTE FOR MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
The Institute provides an interdisciplinary research environment for advanced study in the arts, humanities
and cultural institutions in the heart of London, bringing together creative, critical and committed
researchers and postgraduate students from around the world. It draws on staff from across the University
and also works with a number of international visiting research fellows as well as world-leading writers
and artists. The Institute runs a bespoke PhD programme for those interested in interdisciplinary doctoral
research in Modern and Contemporary Culture, and possesses research expertise in a range of felds
including new media and digital technologies, post-colonial and globalisation studies, gender and
sexuality, metropolitan cultures, and contemporary critical and aesthetic theory, biocultures and science-arts
intersections. Contact Dr Marquard Smith (E: m.smith@westminster.ac.uk) or visit westminster.ac.uk/imcc
For more information about Literary and Cultural Studies courses, visit the School of
Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages website at westminster.ac.uk/sshl
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This new Creative Writing: Writing the City Masters course is the frst
to focus entirely on the city of London. It will allow you to explore
the city as subject matter from a range of perspectives and across
all genres. It will also give you a theoretical and practical platform
from which to develop your understanding, and become part of the
London writing scene.
Taught by professional writers and researchers, the course offers
plenty of opportunities to network with other writers, agents, TV
producers and performance poets. It is hosted by the Department of
English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies and is based in the University
of Westminster’s headquarters building at 309 Regent Street. This
means you will be writing about the city in the heart of London with
ready access to the capital’s excellent academic, social and cultural
opportunities, including the vibrant West End theatre scene.
Course content
If studying full-time, you will normally take three modules in Semester
One and three modules in Semester Two. Part-time students take two
modules in each semester. The availability of option modules will
depend on overall demand and staff availability, but you will normally
be told which options are on offer at the beginning of your course.
You can choose one ‘free choice’ option module from other Masters
courses at Westminster, subject to timetabling constraints and the
approval of the course leader.
You will begin your writing project during the frst semester, complete
it by the beginning of the following September and submit it after all
other modules have been attempted. You will study seven modules
(worth a total of 180 credits).
Core modules – in the frst semester you will choose two modules
from: Confict and the City • Language and the Imagination • Tales
of the City
In the second semester you will take the following modules:
Creative Practice • Mapping the City • The Writing Business
• The Writing Project
Option modules – in addition you will choose a third module from the
frst core module list, or one of the following: History of the Language
• London Vortex: 20th Century Literature and the City • Reading
Contemporary Culture • Reading London • Reading the Nation
• Sociolinguistics • Urban Cultures • Written Discourse Analysis
To receive your Masters award, you will need to complete six modules
(fve core modules plus one option module) worth 20 credits each, and
the 60 credit Writing Project (giving a total of 180 credits). If you do
not meet the requirements for a Masters award, you will be eligible for
the award of a Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certifcate.
The workshop-based structure of the course will allow you to learn
through interactive practice. Modules are taught by one two-hour or
three-hour seminar/workshops per week, depending on the subject.
Teaching will also include visits to select London institutions to support
certain aspects of writing, and you will be encouraged to use various
archives, theatres and galleries.
Assessment methods include course work in the form of portfolios
allowing students to experiment in a variety of genres, refective logs,
essays, workshop leadership, as well as the 10,000-12,000-word
writing project. There are no formal examinations.
Related courses
TESOL and Creative Writing MA
Creative Writing: Writing the City MA
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This interdisciplinary course offers you the rare opportunity to study
contemporary critical and cultural debates across a wide range of
felds. Exploring a variety of different visual, textual and spatial
forms of culture, and their diverse theorisations, the course will
particularly appeal to those with wide-ranging interests in the
arts and humanities, as well as those interested in cutting-edge
theoretical debates.
Modules are taught by expert staff from a number of different
disciplines, giving you the chance to follow particular themes in the
areas that most interest you. Recent work by staff in Cultural and
Critical Studies includes books and articles on new media, urban
theory, gender, contemporary art and aesthetics, Victorian criminality,
China, visual culture, architecture, post-colonialism and critical theory.
Course content
The course consists of two main core modules – Capitalism and
Culture, and Problems and Perspectives in Cultural Studies. These
establish a framework for the close analysis of the locations, products
and systems of culture. The dissertation of 10-12,000 words, which
can be written on an appropriate topic of your choice, and Research
Methods are also core modules.
Option modules, choose four from: • Creative Digital Technology
• Interpreting Spaces • Reading Contemporary Culture • Reading
the Nation • Representing World Cultures • Sexuality and Narrative
• Urban Cultures
There is also an optional work placement module. You are
encouraged to attend the research seminars in the School of Social
Sciences, Humanities and Languages, at which visiting speakers,
creative practitioners and teaching staff present their current work.
Related courses
English Literature: Modern and Contemporary Fictions MA
• Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture MA
• Visual Culture MA
Cultural and Critical Studies MA
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This course gives you the chance to study English literature in a
modern university environment, while taking advantage of the
wealth of resources offered by London’s rich cultural life. You will
examine literary texts in the wider context of cultural production
and relate them to the social, historical and political circumstances
from which they emerge.
The course team consists of academic specialists who make use of
the many nearby museums, galleries and libraries in their teaching.
The course will be of particular interest to those wishing to prepare
for further study at MPhil or PhD level, and those teaching English
who want to gain a further qualifcation and investigate recent and
current developments in the feld.
Course content
The course is organised around the themes of reading, re-reading
and interpretation. You will study a range of periods and issues in
literature, to place literary texts in cultural contexts and to understand
them within the critical history of literature.
The core modules, Reading/Re-Reading I and II, comprise of an
examination of classic and contemporary critical texts on literature in
relation to ideas in larger contexts, such as history, the visual image,
gender, psychoanalysis and post-colonialism. The Dissertation of
10-12,000 words, which can be written on an appropriate topic of
your choice, and Research Methods are also core modules.
Core modules: Dissertation • Reading/Re-Reading I • Reading
/Re-Reading II • Research methods
Option modules, choose four from: London Vortex: Twentieth-Century
Literature and the City • Reading Contemporary Culture • Reading
the Nation • Re-Reading Modernism • Sexuality and Narrative
• Special Author/Topic • Urban Cultures • Victorian Explorations
Related courses
Cultural and Critical Studies MA • Visual Culture MA
English Literature: Modern and Contemporary Fictions MA
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This new Masters course (which is subject to approval) looks at the
changing roles of cultural institutions in the 21st century. It has been
designed for students wishing to work as curators, arts organisers,
museum professional and other contemporary cultural managers, and
has been developed through the University’s close relationships with
museums and galleries in London.
You will examine key issues and themes in the museums and
gallery sector, and explores how these are dealt with not just in
theory, but also on a day-to-day basis by leading institutions. You will
learn about the challenges faced by museums and galleries, how they
confront them and how they are developing innovative practices in
relation to their collections, exhibitions and audiences.
Course content
Much of the teaching takes place in collaboration with the partner
institutions, on site and working with curators and professionals from
the sector. The course is structured around specifc examples of their
practice and detailed case studies.
Core modules: Dissertation • Research Methods • The Art
Museum and Contemporary Culture • The Audience Experience:
New Approaches
Option modules: Chinese Contemporary Art • Collecting London:
Curating, Presenting and Managing Collections • Creative Digital
Technology • Professional Work Project • Representing World
Cultures • The Human Image • The Museum Narrative • The Online
Museum and Gallery
The core Dissertation module consists of preliminary workshops
focused on relevant research skills, followed by individual tutorials
with your supervisor.
The course is taught alongside the Visual Culture MA, and shares
modules with this and with other MAs taught in the Department,
offering you a broad theoretic context that can cover wider aspects
of the arts. The teaching team are curators, museum and gallery
professionals as well as scholars and fne artists. Teaching methods
include seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and workshops, together
with independent student directed study. The course has a strong
emphasis on vocational learning, and students are encouraged to
undertake professional placements and internships.
Assessment methods include course work in the form of essays, oral
presentations and professional project reports, as well as the fnal
10-12,000-word dissertation. There are no formal examinations.
Related courses
Cultural and Critical Studies MA • Visual Culture MA
Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture MA
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The course provides a unique combination of theoretical academic
study, robust practical application, and skills development in English
language teaching, with a particular focus on using creative writing
in the classroom as a signifcant part of the teacher’s portfolio of
skills. The course is part of a suite of Masters courses hosted by
the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, and
is based in the University of Westminster’s headquarters building
at 309 Regent Street.
Course content
The MA consists of fve core modules (including the Dissertation) and
one optional creative writing module, and is offered both full- and
part-time. Full-time students study 180 credits in the academic year,
while part-time students will normally complete 180 credits in two
academic years.
Core modules: Creative Practice • Current Developments in Language
Teaching • Dissertation • Language and Learning: Description and
Analysis • Using Literature in English Language Teaching
Option modules: Confict and the City (Writing Drama) • Language
and the Imagination (Poetic Writing) • Tales of the City (Prose Writing)
Teaching methods include weekly two-hour lectures, tutorials, seminars,
practical sessions and workshops, together with independent student
directed study. The Dissertation module consists of preliminary
workshops focused on relevant research skills followed by individual
tutorials with your supervisor. Assessment is through course work in
the form of essays, reports, oral presentations and creative writing
portfolios, as well as the fnal 12-15,000-word dissertation. There
are no formal examinations.
Related courses
Creative Writing: Writing the City MA • TESOL MA
TESOL and Creative Writing MA
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This multidisciplinary, theory-based course is established around the
belief that visual literacy and the impact of visual forms of thinking
and working now play signifcant roles in society. The course
introduces you to a range of historical and contemporary debates
that inform the theories and practice of visual culture, and enables
you to develop a conceptual framework within which to evaluate
the role of the visual arts in contemporary society and culture.
You will acquire creative and professional research skills, such
as the ability to work from exhibitions, art works and institutional
archives, to be able to operate within different artistic and
conceptual frameworks.
Course content
This Masters balances historical and theoretical debates in the feld of
visual culture studies with a rigorous interrogation of cultural practices
across: contemporary visual arts, capitalism and culture; the material
culture of the city; activism and popular politics; institutions and their
archives; and globalisation and new media technologies. The MA
also draws upon the cultural institutions and intellectual resources of
central London and has established contacts with other galleries and
organisations for work placements.
Core modules: Dissertation • Research Methods • Theoretical
and Critical Perspectives • Visual Culture: Production Display
and Discourse
Option modules: Capitalism and Culture • Creative Digital Technology
• Inclusive Practice in Museums • Interpreting Space • Representing
World Cultures • The Human Image • Urban Cultures
Other options are available from related courses in the Department of
English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies.
Related courses
Cultural and Critical Studies MA • English Literature: Modern
and Contemporary Fictions MA • Museums, Galleries and
Contemporary Culture MA
Visual Culture MA
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RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY
The Department of Psychology is characterised by achievement in both theoretical and applied research,
benefting the discipline and wider society. We value and promote the inter-relationship of research,
enterprise, knowledge transfer and teaching activity.
The vibrant culture of research is distinctive for its openness, collaboration and interdisciplinarity.
Research in the Department is diverse, spanning the full range of the subject area, and falls into six
main areas: Business Psychology • Cognitive Neuroscience • Health Psychology • Psychology in Higher
Education • Psychophysiology • Social Psychology
In the 2008 national Research Assessment Exercise the Department was commended for particularly
strong work in area of psychobiology. This includes world-leading research in the areas of
psychophysiology, neuroscience and motion sickness. For more details about specifc areas of expertise
and the work of academics in the Department please visit westminster.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/
psychology or contact Dr Mark Gardner (E: m.gardner@westminster.ac.uk).
For more information about Psychology courses, visit the School of Social Sciences,
Humanities and Languages website at westminster.ac.uk/sshl
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Cognitive neuroscience attempts to solve the mysteries of the mind/
brain connection by bringing together evidence from molecular and
cellular neuroscience (including psychopharmacology), a wide range
of brain imaging techniques (such as MRI, EEG, PET), computational
modelling, and cognitive neuropsychology.
This course has been developed with a very specifc goal in mind:
to provide graduates from the areas of cognitive science, psychology
and the life sciences with the theoretical basis and, most importantly,
the practical experience to enter into high-level integrated research
in cognitive neuroscience. So on graduating from this degree, you
will have advanced specialised skills in one or two areas of cognitive
neuroscience, and a well-developed understanding and hands-
on experience of the other methodologies, enabling you to fully
appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of this feld of research.
The course will also provide a frm foundation to enter the clinical
feld, since clinicians are increasingly using evidence drawn from the
whole discipline, including computational modelling. Of particular
relevance is the training and practice provided in aspects of clinical
practice, including neuropsychological assessment and brain imaging.
Course content
Core modules: Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience • Cognitive
Neuropsychology • Computational Neuroscience • Independent
Research Project • Neuro-Imaging • Neuronal Systems • Research
Methods • Statistical Theory and Methods
Related courses
Psychological Research Methods MSc
Applied Cognitive Neuroscience MSc
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The postgraduate study of Business Psychology in Europe was
founded here at the University of Westminster in 1998. Since it
was launched this Business Psychology MSc has established itself as
a leader in the feld, and is now the most popular course of its kind in
the UK. With over 300 alumni, our graduates can be found all around
the world, applying business psychology to a wide range
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As a result of the applied work of the Department of Psychology’s
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London’s professional and commercial life. The BPC’s research and
consultancy programmes will enable you to meet and experience
the work of highly skilled practitioners drawn from a variety of
business psychology environments. The course is fully accredited
by the Association of Business Psychologists (ABP).
Course content
Our main aim is to produce graduates who can diagnose and
communicate organisational needs, design and implement
business psychology interventions, and build strategic HR goals
and programmes.
The emphasis is to equip you with theoretical and analytical skills,
as well as practical business psychology skills in areas such as
team building, decision making, facilitation and organisational
diagnostics. You will therefore gain knowledge and skills that will
enable you to work effectively within a wide range of interpersonal
and multicultural situations, while formulating cost-effective solutions
to operational HR problems.
The course has an outstanding professional development programme,
one that runs in parallel with the taught schedule and which will bring
you expertise from existing practitioners through workshops, seminars
and mentoring.
Core modules: Confict Resolution • Facilitated Decision Making
• Management of Competency/Skills Development Programmes
• Managing Human Resource • Teamwork for Effective Organisations
• Research Dissertation (Project)
Option modules: A wide range of option modules are available
(subject to course leader approval).
Related courses
Human Resource Management MA
International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma)
We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London
to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who
don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who
complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed
progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. See
p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk
Business Psychology MSc
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This course, established in 1995, was one of the frst Masters in Health
Psychology, and has been accredited by the British Psychological
Society (BPS) since 1999. It includes an innovative portfolio of
assessments – which have been consistently praised by external
examiners – geared to developing your transferable skills, and
relating directly to the world of work. Our assessments include
critical reviews, grant application preparation tasks, presenting your
work in an end-of-module conference, designing and implementing
a behaviour-change intervention, and writing your research project
as a short paper suitable for submission to a peer review journal.
Successful completion of the course (Stage 1) is a prerequisite for
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with the Health Professions Council (HPC) as a Health Psychologist.
The course is taught by a core team of research-active staff, with
collaborative links to external institutions in London and beyond.
Course content
The course will give you an in-depth understanding of the theoretical
and applied bases of health, illness and disease. The main aim is
to help you to develop the theoretical and methodological skills
essential for conducting independent research and applying health
psychology in practice. We provide a coherent programme of study
covering the content, methods and application of health psychology
as defned by the core Stage 1 curriculum of the BPS, Division of
Health Psychology. In particular, the course emphasises the importance
of an evidence-based approach to health psychology, and develops
the core skills you will need for Stage 2 training. Although all modules
are core, there is considerable fexibility within the module structure
for you to choose particular areas of study of interest.
Core modules: Basic Issues in Health Psychology • Data Handling
and Research Methods • Health and the Lifespan • Health Psychology
in Practice • Individual Differences, Health, Stress and Illness
• Research-Based Project • Specialist Topics in Health Psychology
Related courses
Graduate Diploma in Psychology • Psychological Research
Methods MSc
Health Psychology MSc
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This course is ideal for graduates and professionals who wish to
develop expertise in both qualitative and quantitative approaches
to psychological research, and can be used as a stepping stone to
professional training in psychology. Successful completion of the
course will equip you with the skills to conduct academic and/or
applied psychological research professionally in a wide variety of
settings. Established professionals can either take the whole course, or
individual modules for continuing professional development purposes.
Course content
The course will enable you to carry out original, high-quality
research in psychology by developing your awareness of
appropriate methodological concepts, theoretical approaches,
and critical, analytical, and research skills. The course covers
the range of quantitative and qualitative methods, techniques,
and statistical analyses used in psychological research, including
advanced use of computer packages such as AMOS, ATLAS
and SPSS. It also addresses theoretical, historical and philosophical
issues, and the critical appraisal of relevant research literature is
key to all modules.
In the methods modules, you will conduct small-scale research
studies into areas of your choice (within ethical and practical
constraints). In your project you will carry out a larger research
study on a topic selected by you, clarifed in discussion with an
appropriate supervisor. The topic will draw on knowledge, skills
and methodological techniques covered by the course.
You will be encouraged to develop your writing style to that
appropriate for academic psychology journals. Your personal
development is a key element of the course, enabling you to gain
the ability to direct and manage research projects, your own future
learning, and your career development.
Core modules: Advanced Methods for Collecting and Analysing
Quantitative Data • Advanced Qualitative Methods in Psychology
• Collecting and Analysing Quantitative Data • Project
• Psychological Research in Context • Qualitative Research
Methods in Psychology
Option module: This can be chosen from other Masters courses at the
University, subject to availability. Some modules from other Psychology
Masters are available as an option. Modules from outside Psychology
that previous students have taken include: Buyer Behaviour • Film and
Music • Mind-Body Medicine • State, Society and Individual.
Related courses
Applied Cognitive Neuroscience MSc • Health Psychology MSc
Psychological Research Methods MSc
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The course is designed for graduates who wish to pursue a career
in psychology but do not have suffcient psychology in their degree
to allow them to gain the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership
(GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). This was previously
termed ‘Graduate Basis for Registration’ (GBR). You will take modules
at the appropriate level in core areas of psychology, as specifed by
the BPS, and can take one option module from a selection available to
Psychology BSc Honours students.
If your degree is not in psychology, or it included less psychology
than you need for entry to the Diploma, you may be offered a
Foundation Pathway consisting of 60 credits of psychology at
introductory level (taken on a part-time basis over one year).
Course content
The content of the curriculum of the main Diploma course covers
the core areas of curriculum stipulated by the BPS for GBC. This
consists of Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, History
and Philosophy of Psychology, Individual Differences, Project,
Psychobiology, Research Methods, and Social Psychology. History and
Philosophy of Psychology is embedded across the other topic areas.
Level 5 modules: Psychobiology for the Graduate Diploma in
Psychology (GDP) • Research Methods for GDP
Level 6 modules: Cognitive Psychology for GDP • Developmental
Psychology for GDP • Individual Differences for GDP • Project for
GDP • Social Psychology for GDP
Option module
You will chose one option module from a range of Level 6 psychology
modules, although not all options will run every year, and sometimes
additional option modules may become available. Some option
modules may have a timetable clash with core GDP modules if you
are studying full-time over one year, but may be possible to take if
you are studying part-time.
Examples of option modules include: Advanced Developmental
Psychology • Advanced Social Psychology • Business Psychology
• Clinical Psychology • Cognitive Disorders • Critical Psychology
• Exercise and Performance • Forensic Psychology • Health
Psychology • Issues in Cognition: Theory and Application
• Physiological Psychology • Psychology and the Internet
• Psychology of Counselling • Psychology of Education
• Psychology of Music • Psychology of Prejudice • Psychology
of Sport • Psychology of Women • Psychophysiology • Work
Experience in a Psychological Setting
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migration, and transnational and diasporic identities. The Asian Studies research programme fosters
a vibrant research culture through its PhD programme seminars, conferences and workshops, and flm
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and propaganda, and industrial relations. Contact Dr Frances Lynch (E: lynchf@westminster.ac.uk).
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This course provides professional training in social and market
research, focusing on the needs of early career researchers and
research managers working in both commercial and non-commercial
settings. It gives you the opportunity to explore the principles and
concepts of social and market research in a wide range of marketing,
public policy and non-commercial settings. You will also develop your
understanding of a variety of research tools and how to apply them
in context (including in the digital and new media contexts).
The course is taught by highly experienced practising researchers,
supplemented by visiting lecturers from the industry. It has a
supervised dissertation enabling you to rigorously design, deliver
and report on a research project of your choice. The course awards
either an MA or MSc, depending on whether your dissertation has a
qualitative or quantitative focus
The University of Westminster offers the only Research Masters
in central London that is professionally accredited by the Market
Research Society (MRS). This enables successful students with a
minimum of two years research experience to become full members
of the MRS and to be exempted from the qualifying MRS exams
(both the Advanced Certifcate and the Diploma in Market and Social
Research Practice).
Course content
The course has been designed to enable market and social
researchers, with some experience, to examine the principles
underlying a wide range of research practice, and to design and
evaluate research practice based on a frm understanding of
those principles. The course enables you to make clearly justifed
and appropriate choices in a wide variety of contexts across the
research process.
Core modules: Applied Social and Market Research in Context
• Dissertation • Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research
• Qualitative Research Methods and Data Analysis • Quantitative
Research Methods and Data Analysis • Research Design, Ethics and
Management • Research Practice and Assessment
Related courses
Social and Market Research Practice Market Research
Society (MRS) Diploma
International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma)
We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London
to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who
don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who
complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed
progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. See
p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk
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This course gives you the chance to explore the European Union (EU)
from a variety of different perspectives and disciplines. Combining
intellectual rigour with professional relevance, it is organised around
the two core disciplines of history and political studies. You will
examine contemporary Europe and European integration within the
context of changing social, economic and political processes, with
a strong emphasis on the importance of such phenomena as
patterns of trade, political economy, social movements, national and
international security, and the challenges of enlargement. You will
also have the opportunity to study many of these phenomena from
the perspective of other disciplines such as criminology, geography
and international relations.
Course content
Core modules: Dissertation and Research Methods • Governance
of the European Union • The History of European Integration
Option modules, choose four from: Environmental and Urban
Governance • European Immigration Policy in International
Perspective • Globalisation and Post-Socialist Transition • Policing
the New Europe • The European Union as an International Actor
• The European Social Model in the Age of Globalisation
• The State, Politics and Violence
Related courses
Globalisation, Development and Transition MA
• International Relations MA
International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma)
We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London
to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who
don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who
complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed
progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees.
See p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk
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This multidisciplinary course offers you the opportunity to engage
with a range of economic, cultural and political perspectives and
interpretations around the theme of globalisation and its implications
for the less-developed regions of the world, and those global regions
that undergo structural transformations to state, economy and society.
One example is China, as it has moved from a communist ‘backwater’
in terms of global presence, to an increasingly dominant economic
player. This has had a signifcant effect on issues such as the ways
in which institutions work, how people relate to ‘their’ state, and the
ways in which society works.
The course focuses on the nature and meanings attached to the
concepts of ‘globalisation’, ‘development’ and ‘transition’, and
the variable roles played by local, regional and national factors
in shaping the inter-relationship between local and global
processes of change.
Course content
Unlike orthodox programmes in development studies, global studies
or transition studies, the course examines the impact of globalisation
on transitional and post-socialist societies. In addition to the core
modules which examine the economic, political and social dimensions
of globalisation, a range of options enables you to pursue studies of a
number of issues, including global fnancial markets; the international
economy; the political economy of oil in the Middle East; and gender,
NGOs and development. There are also opportunities for some
regional specialisation by taking options on Latin America, Asia and
the post-socialist countries.
Core modules: Dissertation and Research Methods in Politics and
International Relations • Globalisation and Post-authoritarian
Transition • Political Economy of Globalisation
Option modules: Business and Management • Democracy and Islam
• Environmental and Urban Governance: International Perspectives
• Gender, NGOs and Development • Global Change: Toward
a New Non-Western Order? • Global Financial Markets
• International Humanitarian Law • International State-Building:
Exporting Democracy • Latin America and Globalisation • Oil,
Globalisation and Development in the Middle East and Transition
Countries • Perspectives on Post-Cold War Chinese Foreign Policy
• The International Economy
Related courses
International Relations MA • International Relations and Contemporary
Political Theory MA • International Relations and European Politics
MA • International Relations and Global Change MA • International
Relations and Security MA
International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma)
We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London
to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who
don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who
complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed
progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. See
p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk
Globalisation, Development and Transition MA
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This course provides professional training in social and market
research, focusing on the needs of early career researchers and
research managers working in both commercial and non-commercial
settings. It gives you the opportunity to explore the principles and
concepts of social and market research in a wide range of marketing,
public policy and non-commercial settings. You will also develop your
understanding of a variety of research tools and how to apply them
in context (including in the digital and new media contexts).
The course, which is accredited by the Market Research Society
(MRS), is taught by highly experienced practising researchers,
supplemented by visiting lecturers from the industry. It has a
supervised dissertation enabling students to rigorously design, deliver
and report on a research project of their choice. The course awards
either an MA or MSc, depending on whether your dissertation has a
qualitative or quantitative focus
It enables Diploma holders to achieve the University’s MA or MSc in
Applied Market and Social Research at a later stage through further
study plus a dissertation. The University of Westminster is one of only
four centres offering this course, and one of only two to offer it as a
part-time, two-year course.
Course content
The Diploma comprises four units of assessment which are set and
marked by the MRS (and not by the University of Westminster). You
are required to take Units One, Two and Five, and either Unit Three or
Unit Four. The assessment units are as follows:
Unit One: Marketing Research and Information (exam)
Unit Two: The Principles and Practice of Market and Social Research
(written assessment)
Unit Three: The Analysis and Interpretation of Quantitative Market and
Social Research Data, (written assessment) or
Unit Four: The Collection, Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative
Data (written assessment)
Unit Five: Case Studies in Market and Social Research (exam)
Each unit is individually assessed by MRS, either through external
examination or by externally assessed course work. Candidates who
have successfully completed the Market Research and Information
module of the CIM Advanced Certifcate are exempt from Unit One.
Social and Market Research Practice
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If you have been offered a place on a Masters degree at Westminster,
our Pre-Sessional English course will help you develop the language
and study skills you will need. Over 11 weeks (if you have a current
IELTS score of 5.5) or six weeks (for those with an IELTS score of 6.0),
this intensive course will bring your English level up to the equivalent
of an IELTS score of 6.5, the minimum requirement for most of our
taught Masters and Research programmes.
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The course aims to develop your vocabulary range and improve
your pronunciation and grammar, which will help you to understand
university lectures and seminars, and be able to take notes effectively.
It will help you to write essays, reports and academic assignments,
and to read academic books, journals and papers effciently, as well
as improving your spoken ability in academic contexts. The course
will also enable you to study more effectively, and introduce you to the
University facilities and processes.
A typical week will include:
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• learning to write academic essays and reports
• improving pronunciation and presentation skills
• discussion and vocabulary improvement.
You will receive 20 hours tuition per week.
For more information visit westminster.ac.uk/ef
If you have already reached the level of English required for your Masters degree, you may still want to
take part in a short summer course to learn some new vocabulary, for example, or to make friends and get
used to our University facilities. We offer three-week courses in July and August in subjects such as general
English Language, Business English, English for Law, Adventures in Writing (our course for journalists or
anyone interested in different types of writing) and Intensive Speaking. In early September we also offer an
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business, law and social science Masters courses. Delivered in
partnership with Kaplan International College London (KIC London),
the Graduate Diploma is designed to prepare you for postgraduate
study. If you complete the KIC London course and achieve the
required grades, you are guaranteed progression onto a selection of
University of Westminster Masters courses.*
A full list of Masters courses that students can progress onto is given
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The selection of Masters courses includes: Applied Market and
Social Research MA/MSc • Business Psychology MSc • Corporate
Finance Law LLM • Globalisation, Development and Transition MA
• Human Resource Management MA • International Banking Law
LLM • International Business and Management MA • International
Commercial Law LLM • International Development Management MA
• International Human Resource Management MA • Management MA
• Marketing Communications MA • Marketing Management MA
• MBA* • Purchasing and Supply Chain Management MSc
*For the MBA, you will need to have completed at least three years’
supervisory or managerial work experience. If you complete your KIC
London course at the required level, you will be able to progress to the
MBA, subject to a satisfactory interview.
Course content
The Graduate Diploma course covers a range of study skills that
will allow you to enter the Masters degree of your choice with
confdence. These include avoiding plagiarism, essay writing, note
taking, presentation skills, time management skills, and much more.
English language tuition is also available at a wide range of levels
for students who need it.
Subjects of study include: Aspects of British Society and Culture
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RESEARCH IN APPLIED LANGUAGE STUDIES
FRENCH
Research is focused around the work of our two research groups: the Francophone Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Research Group, which focuses on the political and cultural relations between France and the French-speaking world, and the Group for War and Culture Studies, which considers the impact of war on European cultural production in the 20th century. Contact Professor Debra Kelly (E: kellyd@westminster. ac.uk) or visit westminster.ac.uk/facprg

LINGUISTICS AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Our research in Linguistics and English Language at Westminster has particular strengths in lexical history and categorisation, creole linguistics and contact languages, practical phonetics, and pedagogical research on language teaching. In the 1990s Westminster founded the Creole Linguistics Research Group, to foster and promote research in the field of creole studies, and since then has overseen a series of publications in the Westminster Creolistics Series. More recently, we launched the annual Interface with Linguistics series, which seeks to explore and promote the use of linguistics research outside of academia. The Department also currently co-hosts the AHRC-funded five-year project, The Lexis of Cloth and Clothing in Britain c.700-1450, which involves collaboration with the Middle English Dictionary at Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Anglo-Norman Dictionary at Aberystwyth, and the Historical Thesaurus of English project at Glasgow University. Contact Dr Louise Sylvester (E: l.sylvester1@westminster.ac.uk), or visit westminster.ac.uk/linguisticsresearch We also have an extensive modern languages evening programme providing tuition in more than 25 languages from Arabic to Turkish. Contact Marianne Sharp (T: +44 (0)20 7911 5000 ext 2060, E: sharpm@westminster.ac.uk), or visit westminster.ac.uk/elp

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We offer a range of courses focusing on English as a Foreign Language at various levels throughout the year, including summer courses (E: efl@westminster.ac.uk, or visit westminster.ac.uk/efl).

For further information about Applied Language Studies courses visit the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages website at westminster.ac.uk/sshl

This highly professional course, open to you if your first language is Arabic, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian or Spanish, will prepare you for a career in translation. It will give you the skills to produce commercially acceptable translations of specialised technical and institutional texts from English into your first language, and vice versa, applying insights drawn from the study of linguistics and translation theory. You will also learn how to revise and edit translations, subtitle films, and research specialised subjects for professional assignments. Course content The course features three core modules; Main Language (the translation of specialised technical and institutional texts from English into your first language); Second Language (the translation for information purposes of similar texts from your first language into English); and the MA Project or Thesis. There is also a wide range of option modules, which are available subject to demand. These are: Advanced Arabic Language Skills • Advanced English Language Skills • Computer-Assisted Translation • Cross-Cultural Communication • Developing Professionalism for Translators • Editing Skills (language(s) subject to annual confirmation) • European Union: Procedures and Perspectives • Field Study (a work experience module) • Introduction to Interpreting Skills (language(s) subject to confirmation) • Principles of Economics and Finance • Principles of Science and Technology • Sociolinguistics • Subsidiary Language • Subtitling • Translation Theory • Written Discourse Analysis Related courses Conference Interpreting MA • Translation and Interpreting MA

Length of course One-year, full-time or two-year, part-time Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster.ac.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates work as in-house translators within industry, commerce, international organisations and translation companies, as freelance translators, translation project managers, or editors, revisers, proofreaders, terminologists, subtitlers and specialists in translation tools. Entry requirements Your first language should be Arabic, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian or Spanish, and you should hold an undergraduate degree (or equivalent). Mature applicants with appropriate work experience will also be considered. You will need fluent written and spoken English, and should have either a degree in English or an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in reading and writing) or equivalent. We will interview you in person or on the telephone and set you two test translations to check your language competence.

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Bilingual Translation MA

stamina and the ability to work under pressure. and many of our alumni have gone on to work for the European institutions. or one-year. MA students will also take the MA Thesis module. Related courses Bilingual Translation MA • Technical and Specialised Translation MA • Translation and Interpreting MA Length of course Two-term. Entry requirements You must have a university degree. All qualifying applicants with appropriate language qualifications are invited to sit a written entrance test. If you apply with English B you will need fluent written and spoken English with an IELTS score of 7 overall (with 7. make up the panel of examiners for the Diploma. Working interpreters from these and other international institutions. memory exercises. We also consider applications from those with a second active (B) language. This is a highly interactive course. Simultaneous 1 and Preparing for the Profession in the first term. 50 . full-time Postgraduate Diploma. and trainers from the European Parliament and Commission come to work with our students. with or without a C. note-taking techniques. those taking the MA will also take either The European Union: Procedures and Perspectives module. sight translation and voice coaching. We also have close ties with our partner institutions in the European Masters in Conference Interpreting (EMCI) consortium. In the second term. analytical skills and an interest in current affairs. allowing you to undertake a research project in conference interpreting. and there is also the possibility of visiting an international organisation to learn more about the profession. The MA builds on this.APPLIED LAnGUAGES Conference Interpreting MA This course is one of only two in the UK recognised by the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC). The curriculum covers booth etiquette. including the United Nations and NATO. or Interpreting as Cultural Practice: the United Nations. All students will take the Postgraduate Diploma.ac. you can spend two weeks at an EMCI partner institution. Aspiring interpreters should also have a broad general education. The Postgraduate Diploma was founded in 1963 by a former chief interpreter at UNESCO. Simultaneous 2 and Preparing for the Profession. along with flexibility. and we have offered the MA since 1998. full-time MA Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. United nations organisations and as freelance interpreters. and successful candidates are invited for interview. Course content The course emphasises the development of interpreting skills in both consecutive and simultaneous interpreting. with a strong team spirit and a constructive and practical approach to conference interpreting. a thorough understanding of two or three passive (C) languages and an excellent command of your first language (or A language).5 in speaking) or equivalent. of which the course leaders and most of the lecturers are members. We will interview you in person or on the telephone and set you two test translations to check your language competence. public speaking.uk/fees Associated careers This course will prepare you for a career in conference interpreting. glossary preparation. There is a mid-year progression test at the end of the first term and successful students will progress to do the modules Consecutive 2. All students will take the modules Consecutive 1. We have good working relations with the European institutions.

Russian and Spanish. The course is offered from English into Czech/Slovak. Polish. literature. you can join the course in January. The emphasis is on general translation skills and Unit One in the first term. The Diploma in Translation (IoLET) is a widely recognised initial postgraduate qualification for working translators. and for those who wish to embark on a career as a professional translator. and specialists in translation tools. You are expected to translate into your first language. social science.uk/fees Associated careers Diploma in Translation (IoLET) holders find careers as freelance and in-house translators in the corporate sector and in national and international organisations. Related courses Diploma in Translation (IoLET) Exam Preparation Length of course One-year. and study one language combination only in any given year. translation project managers. semi-specialised areas and Units Two and Three (business.This course is only suited to native speakers of the target language who must have postgraduate competence in that language. Italian. French. terminologists. German. Course content The course includes the main areas of translation covered by the Diploma in Translation exam. Russian and Spanish into English. and those with a degree or equivalent in the source language. If successful. German. and revision and exam skills in the third term. technology. APPLIED LAnGUAGES 51 Diploma in Translation (Institute of Linguists Educational Trust) . and from French. or as editors and revisers. A programme of translation-related workshops complements the course. part-time evening (two hours a week) from January to December Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. Japanese. Entry requirements You will need to take a translation test to ascertain that you are at the right level to benefit from the course. The courses will start in the third week of January.ac. Japanese. and the University is now an Institute of Linguists exam centre. Portuguese. science and law) in the second term. Polish.

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Diploma in Translation (Institute of Linguists Educational Trust) Exam Preparation
This course is only suited to those who have registered for the Diploma in Translation (IoLET) exam in the following January, and have already started preparing for this. The course provides you with final training in the various skills needed by translators and Diploma in Translation (IoLET) exam candidates. You are expected to translate into your first language, and study one language combination only. Courses are offered from English into Czech/Slovak, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish and from French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish into English. The Diploma in Translation (IoLET) is a widely recognised initial postgraduate qualification intended for working translators and for those who wish to embark on a career as a professional translator. An optional programme of translation-related workshops complements the course. The University is now an Institute of Linguists exam centre. Course content The course covers the main areas of translation covered by the Diploma in Translation exam, through the study of past exam papers or texts of similar type and content. The emphasis is on revision and exam skills such as time management, efficient lexical research and fast decision making. A mock exam is incorporated in the course provision. Length of course Eleven-week, part-time evening (two hours a week) from September to December Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster.ac.uk/fees Associated careers The course prepares you for a career as a translator. Entry requirements You will need to indicate that you have registered for the Diploma in Translation (IoLET) in the following January and that you have received previous training in translation, either at the University of Westminster or through another institution.

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This course, which is subject to approval, focuses on providing you with highly professional training aimed at the interpreting market, and the opportunity to build on your existing language skills to develop a career in this area. The course is suitable whether English is your first language or not, and involves interpreting with one main language (Chinese, French, Italian, Polish and Spanish) and English. It includes consecutive interpreting, simultaneous interpreting and public service interpreting, in addition to the MA thesis and a range of option modules. The course resources include an extensive collection of volumes and electronic materials in our library, a state-of-the-art language laboratory, and conference interpreting facilities. Our teaching staff, including full- and part-time visiting lecturers, are experts in interpreting and other specialist fields. You will also be allocated a personal tutor and provided with academic guidance by the course team. Course content The emphasis of the course is on practical training in the different areas of interpreting, aimed at developing your skills to a high level and learning about the professional environment. You will also learn new relevant skills through the option modules available. The core modules are: Consecutive Interpreting • Public Service Interpreting • Simultaneous Interpreting • Thesis (research on an interpreting topic) Option modules include: Cross-Cultural Communication • Developing Professionalism for Interpreters • European Union • Principles of Economics and Finance • Principles of Science and Technology Teaching involves both class contact and independent study, and methods include lectures, workshops, seminars, group and project work, research and interpreting assignments. Assessment ranges from interpreting assignments to essays, presentations and projects. Related courses Bilingual Translation MA • Conference Interpreting MA • Technical and Specialised Translation MA • Translation and Interpreting MA • Translation and Linguistics MA

Length of course One-year, full-time or two-year, part-time with daytime attendance Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster.ac.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates find careers as freelance and in-house interpreters in the public service environment, in the private market and in national and international organisations. Entry requirements You should have a first degree, although mature linguists without a degree but with sufficient work experience in interpreting are invited to apply. You will need fluent written and spoken English and an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with 7 in speaking) or equivalent if English is not your first language. All applicants take an entry test consisting of written and oral components.

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Interpreting MA

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Technical and Specialised Translation MA
This course provides you with highly professional training aimed at the translation market, and the opportunity to build on your existing language skills to develop a career in that sector. The course is suitable only if English is your first language, and is based on translating two main languages into English, complemented by an MA component and a range of option modules. The course resources include an extensive collection of volumes and electronic materials in our library, and computer labs equipped with translation memory and machine translation software. The teaching staff, including full-time and part-time visiting lecturers, are experts in translation and other specialist fields. You will also be allocated a personal tutor and given academic guidance by the course team. Course content The course emphasis is on practical training in translation, developing your skills to a high level and learning about the professional environment. The core modules are two main translation languages, chosen from French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. You will translate institutional texts (such as economic, political, legal and EU texts) and technical material. You will also be able to learn new relevant skills through the option modules. The MA component is either a Thesis or a Project (an extended translation with a preface and annotations). Option modules include: Computer-Assisted Translation • Cross-Cultural Communication • Developing Professionalism for Translators • Editing Skills • Field Study (work placement) • Introduction to Interpreting Skills • Principles of Economics and Finance • Principles of Science and Technology • Sociolinguistics • Subsidiary Language (from a range of languages) • Translation Theory • Written Discourse Analysis Related courses Conference Interpreting MA • Translation and Interpreting MA • Translation and Linguistics MA Length of course One-year, full-time or two-year, part-time with daytime attendance Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster.ac.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates from the course find careers as freelance and in-house translators in the corporate sector and in national and international organisations, or as editors and revisers, terminologists, translation project managers, and specialists in translation tools. Entry requirements You should have a first degree in modern languages or another subject. Mature linguists without a degree, but with sufficient experience in translation, are invited to apply. We will interview you in person or on the telephone and set you a translation test to check your language competence. The course is only suitable for those whose first language is English.

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Related courses Bilingual Translation MA • Conference Interpreting MA • Technical and Specialised Translation MA • Translation and Linguistics MA Length of course One-year. It involves translation with one main language (Chinese. APPLIED LAnGUAGES 55 Translation and Interpreting MA . Liaison and Consecutive Interpreting and either the MA Thesis (research on a translation or interpreting topic) or the MA Project (an extended translation with a preface and annotations). The course is suitable whether English is your first language or not. and a range of option modules. French. consecutive and liaison interpreting. You will also learn new relevant skills through an extensive range of option modules.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates find careers as freelance and in-house translators in the corporate sector and in national and international organisations. part-time with daytime attendance Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. and methods include lectures. the MA Thesis or Project. translation and interpreting assignments. translation project managers. The teaching staff. Italian.This course provides you with highly professional training aimed at the translation and interpreting markets. interpreting and other specialist fields. terminologists. developing your skills to a high level and learning about the professional environments. editors and revisers. You will also be allocated a personal tutor and be given academic guidance by the course team. The core modules are Translation. or as freelance interpreters. and computer labs equipped with translation memory and machine translation software. group and project work. presentations and projects. are experts in translation. Assessment ranges from translation and interpreting assignments to essays. and include: ComputerAssisted Translation • Cross-Cultural Communication • Developing Professionalism for Translators • Editing Skills • European Union • Field Study (work placement) • Introduction to Interpreting Skills (in a second language) • Principles of Economics and Finance • Principles of Science and Technology • Sociolinguistics • Subsidiary Language • Subtitling • Translation Theory • Written Discourse Analysis Teaching involves both class contact and independent study. including full-time and part-time visiting lecturers. Entry requirements You should have a first degree. You will need fluent written and spoken English. subtitlers. and the opportunity to build on your existing language skills to develop a career in those sectors. and an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with 7 in speaking) or equivalent if English is not your first language. Options depend on your pathway. Course content The course emphasis is on practical training in translation and interpreting. workshops. and specialists in translation tools. All applicants take an entry test consisting of written and oral components. The course resources include an extensive collection of volumes and electronic materials in our library. although mature linguists without a degree but with sufficient experience in translation and/or interpreting are invited to apply. seminars. Polish or Spanish) and English. full-time or two-year. research.ac.

including full-time and part-time visiting lecturers. Another linguistics module is taken.ac. group and project work. full-time or two-year. and a choice of option modules. and computer labs equipped with translation memory and machine translation software. terminologists. and the opportunity to build on your existing language skills and to develop your knowledge of linguistics.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates find careers as freelance and in-house translators in the corporate sector and in national and international organisations. 56 . Italian. We will interview you in person or on the telephone and set you a translation test to check your language competence. You will also be allocated a personal tutor and given academic guidance by the course team. developing your skills to a high level and learning about the professional environment. but with sufficient working experience in translation. either the MA Thesis (research on a translation or interpreting topic) or the MA Project (an extended translation with a preface and annotations). Entry requirements You should have a first degree in modern languages or a related subject. Assessment ranges from translation assignments to essays. seminars. The course is designed for students whose first language is English. The teaching staff. or as editors and revisers. The course is only suitable for those whose first language is English. two linguistics modules. The course resources include an extensive collection of volumes and electronic materials in our library. alongside further option modules from the following list: Computer-Assisted Translation • Cross-Cultural Communication • Developing Professionalism for Translators • Editing Skills • Field Study (work placement) • Introduction to Interpreting Skills • Principles of Economics and Finance • Principles of Science and Technology • Sociolinguistics • Subsidiary Language • Translation Theory Teaching involves both class contact and independent study. and Written Discourse Analysis. You will also learn new relevant skills through the option modules.APPLIED LAnGUAGES Translation and Linguistics MA This course provides you with highly professional training aimed at the translation market. linguistics and other specialist fields. Course content The course emphasis is on practical training in translation. Related courses Conference Interpreting MA • Technical and Specialised Translation MA • Translation and Interpreting MA Length of course One-year. are invited to apply. and specialists in translation tools. part-time with daytime attendance Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. It is based on translating one main language (from Chinese. The core modules comprise Translation from one main language into English (including both institutional and technical texts). and build on your knowledge of linguistics. French. are experts in translation. translation project managers. presentations and projects. and methods include lectures. Mature linguists without a degree. in addition to the MA Thesis or Project. research and translation assignments. Russian or Spanish) into English. workshops. German.

ac. but who have studied allied disciplines such as psychology. Course content The Linguistics MA offers you a broad-based educational experience with a range of choices. The course will give you a sound knowledge of the underlying workings of human language. although there are no formal examinations. Linguistics and Cultural Studies. including interdisciplinary study. English Language. philosophy. practical sessions and workshops. and teaching English as a foreign language. and others who may not have studied linguistics previously. You will also be able to study a variety of more applied linguistic modules that will develop your understanding of linguistics. EnGLISH AnD LInGUISTICS 57 Linguistics MA . and is based at the University’s Regent Street headquarters building. or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level. and/or Foreign Language Studies. and members of staff have conducted research on aspects of linguistics. philosophy. The course is also particularly relevant to teaching English as a first or foreign language. full-time or two-year. Not all option modules will be offered in any one year. if part-time. The Department has a 40-year tradition of linguistics teaching and research. but who have taken allied disciplines such as psychology. If studying full-time. Applicants will also be interviewed either face-to-face or via Skype. It’s suitable for students who have studied linguistics modules at undergraduate level. and you will be prepared for the Dissertation via structured sessions in research methodology. which include tutorials. syntax. as well as choosing three 20-credit modules from the list of options. Alongside the core study subjects. Core modules: Dissertation • Phonetics and Phonology • Syntactic Theory • Topics in Linguistic Theory Option modules: Creole Linguistics • Cross-Cultural Communication • English Language Teaching Methodology: Theory and Practice • History of the English Language • Languages for Specific Purposes • Materials Development • Media and Technology • Sociolinguistics • Testing and Assessment • Translation Theory • Written Discourse Analysis The main teaching mode is through weekly two. creole linguistics and bilingualism. and to a range of professions involving language and communication.0.This course focuses on a formal theoretical approach to the structure of human language. sociolinguistics. you will study 180 credits in one academic year. examining areas such as phonetics and phonology. reviews and exercises). part-time Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster.uk/fees Associated careers The Linguistics MA is intended to provide you with sophisticated analytical skills and a widely applicable knowledge base. and may have to submit a sample essay. Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS overall score of 7. The course is hosted by the Department of English. The course is also suitable for those who have not previously studied linguistics. You will study three core modules (20 credits each) and submit a 60-credit Dissertation. There is also independent self-directed study. seminars. Applied Linguistics. you will normally complete 180 credits in two academic years. or teaching English as a foreign language. Assessment methods include submitted course work (such as essays. Entry requirements You are normally required to have an Upper Second Class degree or higher in Linguistics. Related courses TESOL MA Length of course One-year. which will enable you to study at MPhil or PhD levels with a view to pursuing an academic career. and a range of linguistic theory topics. the course option modules give you the chance to specialise in areas of particular personal and/or professional interest.or three-hour sessions for each module.

ac. Here the focus is on the production and the reception of texts. which require advanced linguistic and analytical skills. including prose fiction. and you will discuss approaches including critical discourse analysis. This enables further study at MPhil or PhD levels. politics and the media. or two-year. If your first language is not English you must have an IELTS score of 7. Course content Core modules: History of English • Literary Linguistics 1 • Literary Linguistics 2 Option modules.uk/fees Associated careers The course provides you with highly developed skills in literary and linguistic textual analysis. Entry requirements Applicants are normally required to have a good first degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. full-time. as well as various techniques of analysis based in the study of pragmatic stylistics.EnGLISH AnD LInGUISTICS Literary Linguistics MA This course introduces you to a range of analytic techniques for a variety of text types. Applicants will need to give two academic references and to attend an interview (applicants resident in the UK) or submit a 1. part-time Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster.000 words Related courses Cultural and Critical Studies MA • English Literature: Modern and Contemporary Fictions MA • Linguistics MA Length of course One-year.500-word essay (applicants resident overseas). you will be given supervision to support you in your written dissertation of 10-12. You will develop a vocabulary for linguistic description and a range of approaches to the analysis of literary texts. choose three from the following: Cross-Cultural Communication • Linguistics • Phonetics and Phonology • Reading London • Reading/Re-Reading • Reading the Nation • Re-Reading Modernism • Syntax • Translation Theory • Victorian Explorations • World Englishes Having completed the taught component. You will also consider some of the recent developments in the study of literary linguistics which came out of the desire for social and contextual analysis in the study of language. but is also particularly relevant to teaching and to professions such as law. cognitive poetics and text world theory. poetry and drama.0 or equivalent. and the ability to think critically about the construction of discourses in society. 58 .

managers and researchers. You may apply for exemption from one module if you have the DELTA or the Trinity Diploma. and examines the latest developments in TESOL methodology and related issues. regional and cultural educational systems. and apply them in different teaching contexts. The Dissertation is the third core module. enabling you to make a full contribution to professional development in your specialist area. The Current Developments in Language Teaching core module examines a wide range of current practice and developments. The course enables you to develop your skills in argument. Nurturing ongoing professional development and skills in pursuing further independent research is an important aspect of the course.5 (or equivalent). The Language and Learning: Description and Analysis core module introduces in-depth exploration of the core concepts in the description and analysis of language and language learning.This course provides a specialist combination of theoretical academic study and robust practical application and skills development in English language teaching. You will have the training and preparation to make significant contributions as instructors.ac. You will develop the practical and professional skills involved in TESOL. including communicative competence in language learning and teaching. and discrete and integrated skills. presentation and analysis in TESOL contexts. It provides advanced training for TESOL professionals. EnGLISH AnD LInGUISTICS 59 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA .uk/fees Associated careers The course enables you to make substantial progress as advanced English Language Teaching practitioners and managers in a variety of national. Course content The course consists of three core modules and a range of option modules. full-time or two-year. You will also enhance your advanced skills of research. The option modules are: Cross-Cultural Communication • Educational Management in TESOL • English Language Teaching Methodology: Theory and Practice • Languages for Specific Purposes • Materials Development • Media and Technology • Sociolinguistics • Testing and Assessment • Translation Theory • Written Discourse Analysis Related courses Creative Writing: Writing the City MA • Linguistics MA • TESOL and Creative Writing MA Length of course One-year. you will need an IELTS average score of 6. part-time Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. along with the ability to analyse and apply theoretical perspectives to practical situations. language teaching methodology. Entry requirements You are normally required to have a good first degree or equivalent. although mature candidates with demonstrable relevant work experience and relevant professional qualifications (eg CELTA. with specific reference to English language teaching and second language acquisition. If you did not receive your first degree in English. DELTA) are welcomed. synthesis and critical expression of TESOL issues.

DELTA) are welcomed. etc). There are no formal examinations.uk/fees Associated careers This course is intended to move you to a new level in your career as a teacher or writer by developing your skills as a sophisticated critical practitioner. or two-year.500-word essay and assemble a workexperience portfolio (testimonials. You will receive the training and preparation to make significant professional contributions as an instructor. part-time Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. Such applicants may be required to undertake a written entrance test in the form of a short 1. job descriptions. Related courses Creative Writing: Writing the City MA • TESOL MA Length of course One-year. Applications from mature candidates with demonstrable relevant experience and professional qualifications (eg CELTA. while part-time students will normally complete 180 credits in two academic years. together with independent student directed study.EnGLISH AnD LInGUISTICS TESOL and Creative Writing MA The course provides a unique combination of theoretical academic study. oral presentations and creative writing portfolios. and skills development in English language teaching. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview. If your first language is not English. Assessment is through course work in the form of essays. Entry requirements You are normally required to have a good first degree or equivalent. and is offered both full and part-time. reports. which should not exclusively include poetry.ac.000-word dissertation. and is based in the University of Westminster’s headquarters building at 309 Regent Street. you will need an IELTS score of 6. full-time. The Dissertation module consists of preliminary workshops focused on relevant research skills followed by individual tutorials with your supervisor. practical sessions and workshops. Course content The MA consists of five core modules (including the Dissertation) and one optional creative writing module. tutorials. seminars.0 in writing (or equivalent). 60 . Linguistics and Cultural Studies. robust practical application. manager or researcher. the English language and its use in verbal art. The course is part of a suite of Masters courses hosted by the Department of English. Full-time students study 180 credits in the academic year. as well as the final 12-15.5 overall and 7. Core Modules: Creative Practice • Current Developments in Language Teaching • Dissertation • Language and Learning: Description and Analysis • Using Literature in English Language Teaching Option Modules: Conflict and the City (Writing Drama) • Language and the Imagination (Poetic Writing) • Tales of the City (Prose Writing) Teaching methods include weekly two-hour lectures. with a particular focus on using creative writing in the classroom as a significant part of the teacher’s portfolio of skills. Applicants will also need to give two academic references and submit a portfolio of creative writing. and your knowledge base of pedagogy.

. it’s mainly due to the foundations given to me by the University of Westminster. in spite of the recession looming in 2008/09. I’m passionate about my field. and I decided to apply for my MA at Westminster because a postgraduate course in urban design was a natural progression to enhance my career in my area of interest. and the much needed support through the scholarship. global and knowledgeable environment was the most enjoyable part of my time spent at Westminster. this is mainly due to the foundations given to me by the University of Westminster.“ completed my Bachelors in Architecture at the University of Pune in India.. It opened up a number of doors.. I was awarded a full scholarship that helped me pursue my MA. Today I’m pursuing a flourishing career in my specialised field. and provide the right environment for growth. The holistic experience of being in a culturally rich.. InDIA URBAn DESIGn MA ARCHITECTURE AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT 61 “Today I’m pursuing a flourishing career in my specialised field.” . and during the course I met professionals from varied backgrounds and nationalities. I and alongside my studies I was also doing some freelance architectural projects. focus on academics. The postgraduate qualification has added to my knowledge base in my field of interest.” DarsHana GotHi.

contact Professor Murray Fraser (E: m. policy aspects of construction and property. business tourism. sports tourism. the private sector.uk). specialist contractors. central and local government. economic theory applied to the construction industry and property sector.uk/schools/architecture/ research. Our work is commissioned by the EU. research councils. contact Dr Stephen Gruneberg (E: s.gruneberg@westminster.fraser@westminster. For further information about Architecture and Built Environment courses visit the School of Architecture and the Built Environment website at westminster. focused on sustainable cities research. and tourism policy. city image.uk/abe .ac. consultancy and knowledge transfer. Our interests include: airport management. Experimental Practice examines innovative approaches for the design of buildings and cities. Historical and Cultural Studies enriches architectural history and theory through extensive use of other approaches. conference and event tourism.uk).a.ac. For more information on our research and ongoing projects. or contact Professor Nick Bailey. feasibility studies of construction projects. government agencies. Westminster is also building international links with institutional partners in both developed and developing countries. and a variety of charitable bodies. social tourism.maitland@westminster. For more information. although staff often carry out interdisciplinary studies within the University and with external partners. Research and consultancy is carried out by five subject-based research groups. tourism in national capitals and world tourism cities. visit westminster. tourism and city development. For more information.uk).ac.uk). School Research Director (E: baileyn@westminster. CENTRE FOR TOURISM RESEARCH The Centre’s distinct research focus is on tourism in cities and metropolitan areas.ac. international construction and property. and imaginary or polemical proposals. drawn from the field of cultural studies. As a UN-Habitat Partner University. contact Professor Robert Maitland (E: r.ac.ac. For more information. PROPERTY AND CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH GROUP Our research interests include: construction labour economics. THE ARCHITECTURE RESEARCH GROUP The research strategy for this Group is based on two clusters. ARCHITECTURE AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT 62 RESEARCH IN ARCHITECTURE AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT The School of Architecture and the Built Environment is actively involved in research. and the role of trade associations and trade unions.

For more information.ac.ac. There are also short courses in particular areas of research strength.ac. including architecture. For more information.We specialise in research into the planning and management of all modes of transport. international development.e.uk).ac. For more information. and urban studies. Many come under the heading of CPD. For more information. contact Scott McCririe-Hallman (T: +44 (0)20 7911 5000 ext 3220) or visit westminster. URBAN RESEARCH GROUP We are a cross-disciplinary group of researchers whose combined interests cover the fields of housing and related social policy.roberts@westminster. national and international levels. which is increasingly becoming a mandatory requirement for maintaining membership in many professions. CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PRODUCTION OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT (ProBE) The School also jointly runs (with Westminster Business School) the Centre for the Study of the Production of the Built Environment (ProBE).uk/abe ARCHITECTURE AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT 63 TRANSPORT STUDIES RESEARCH GROUP . contact Professor Marion Roberts (E: m. contact Professor Austin Smyth (E: smytha@westminster. planning and building. regeneration. ProBE co-ordinates and instigates research into social processes and people. at local.uk).uk). nationally and globally. SHORT COURSES/CPD Most of the courses in the area of the built environment relate to the various professional disciplines. contact Professor Linda Clarke (E: clarkel@westminster. producing the structures and spaces that frame the urban and rural environment locally. urban design. urban and regional planning.

Course content The course investigates the wide range of issues pertinent to the practice and study of architecture in contemporary culture and society. The course focus is extended to confront more sophisticated design programmes (whether in formal. economic and legal restraints of contemporary architectural practice. This professional qualification is prescribed by ARB for Part II and is validated by the RIBA. Length of course Two-year. and to encourage an articulate explanation and representation of the quality and value of your design work. and have at least one year’s professional experience. interpretation and direction.ac. and on developing a challenging and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture. 64 . you are eligible to register for Part III: Professional Practice in Architecture in order to gain entry to the UK Register of Architects. Those whose first language is not English will need an IELTS score of 6. and in terms of the technical. A specialised investigation into architecture and its historical or theoretical contexts may take the form of speculative projects or research related to writing a dissertation. You are also required to have a high standard of achievement in your undergraduate degree. At interview you should present your academic portfolio (academic design and written work). The course has three principal objectives: to develop your ability as an architectural designer through project-based experimentation. professional or urban terms) that require a rigorous and self-critical approach. technical.5. Core modules: Applied Technical Studies • Design Development • Design Project 1 • Design Project 2 • Digital Representation • Dissertation • History and Theory/Dissertation Introduction • Major Design Project • Professional Studies/Case Study • Strategic Report • Technical Studies in Practice Related courses Once you have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma. The emphasis of the course is placed on innovative design work.ARCHITECTURE AnD InTERIOR DESIGn Architecture Graduate Diploma (RIBA/ARB Part II) The Architecture Graduate Diploma is a long-established and well-respected course which gives exemption from the second stage of professional training. part-time (mixed mode) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. to present a constructive and rigorous intellectual evaluation and critique of your work within a broad cultural context. together with examples of work undertaken during professional training and any relevant contextual work.uk/fees Associated careers The course is aimed solely at those wishing to become professional architects. full-time or minimum three-year. both in the project work and more academic research. We foster a diversity of choice. Entry requirements You will have obtained exemption from the RIBA Part I examination.

which is prescribed by ARB for Part III. and for corporate membership of the RIBA. validated by the RIBA. and it can also be taken as part of an MA. Regulations and Professional Services • Professional Development Length of course One-year. one evening per week in Semester One. together with examples of work undertaken during professional training and any relevant contextual work.uk/fees Associated careers The course is aimed solely at those wishing to become professional architects. you will need an IELTS score of 6. depending on your employment circumstances. apply for registration with ARB. It has been revised and expanded. and enables you to apply for entry to the UK Register of Architects. Graduates of the course can receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Professional Practice. Course content Core modules: Architectural Project Management • Case Study • Law. part-time.ac. and have at least one year’s professional experience in order to be considered. and is designed to take place during the second period of mandatory practical training after the completion of the Diploma and Part II.This is the third and final adjunct of architectural education. ARCHITECTURE AnD InTERIOR DESIGn 65 Architecture (Professional Practice) Postgraduate Diploma (RIBA/ARB Part III) . If your first language is not English. You can complete the course in 12 to 24 months. plus tutorials Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. Entry requirements You are required to have obtained exemption from the RIBA Part I and II examinations. one week of full-time attendance in Semester Two. At the interview you should present your academic portfolio.5. You are also required to have a high standard of achievement in your undergraduate degree.

Overseas students are asked to submit their portfolio in an electronic format. The course is taught within a dynamic learning environment that comprises seminar-based sessions along with studio-based activities. all set within a challenging intellectual environment. and use these insights to produce high quality written work in a scholarly manner. which involve theoretical components as well as practical applications. In parallel. A series of theory-rich modules will stimulate you to analyse current trends in architecture. The course combines high-level investigations into historical/theoretical ideas with innovative design approaches.ac. Those whose first language is not English will need an appropriate IELTS score. UK-based students will usually need to attend an interview. in order to produce individual proposals with a high level of spatial. Course content The course has been designed specifically as a flexible and responsive programme open to a whole spectrum of graduates in architecture and cognate design fields. tutorials. theory and design research. part-time Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. site visits. research training sessions.ARCHITECTURE AnD InTERIOR DESIGn Architecture MA This course offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced postgraduate research in one of the UK’s leading architectural departments – indeed. material and formal resolution. Our location in the world-leading architectural milieu of London offers even further incentive for students to pursue the highest standards of innovation in research. aesthetic and intellectual vision through the use of a wide range of media. full-time or two-year. Core modules: Critical Issues in Architecture • Major Thesis Project • Picturing London • Selected Specialism: Applied Practice • Selected Specialism: Theoretical Context • Thesis Development Related courses Architecture and Digital Media MA • Architecture. 66 . suitably integrated by a wide range of lectures. Cultural Identity and Globalisation MA Length of course One-year. It is designed to enable students to determine appropriate methodologies for research in architecture and design. and to use these techniques to formulate intellectual and creative work which investigates specific aspects or issues within the broad field of architecture. Staff who teach on the course are deeply immersed in the very latest developments in architectural history.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates will be able to pursue careers in a variety of areas that are concerned with architecture. and independent study periods. one of the best in the world. design theory and practice on the basis of your research and critical judgement. Entry requirements You are normally required to have a good Honours degree in architecture or a related design discipline. The range of optional and specialist modules offered allows you to develop your individual learning trajectories through the in-depth study of specific subject areas. a set of design-oriented activities encourages you to develop your artistic.

understand their application. or submit a portfolio of work demonstrating your experience and interests. parametric design and interactive environments. Entry requirements You will require a good first degree in architecture or a related discipline. Applicants with qualifications in other subject areas related to the course will be considered on merit. you will need an IELTS score of 6. you will extend your creative abilities. Cultural Identity and Globalisation MA • Interior Design MA Length of course One-year. but will be expected to show a committed interest in architectural design. full-time or two-year.5. philosophy and critical theory. In addition to architectural practice. including digital prototyping. This course gives students who are already conversant with conventional digital design tools and architectural theory the chance to develop new skills in digital media. and explore the possibilities for the integration of computer technology into design practice. ARCHITECTURE AnD InTERIOR DESIGn 67 Architecture and Digital Media MA . You are likely to be asked to attend an interview. The course modules are: Applied Animation • Major Thesis Project • Programming and Computational Design • Site and Motion • Theory and Positioning • Thesis Development Related courses Architecture MA • Architecture. art history. But while conventional computer modelling. By addressing a range of different technologies and techniques.ac. you will examine the impact of digital media technology on architectural theory and design. past graduates of the course are now employed in a range of different design and media occupations. part-time Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. Centred primarily on project-based work. drafting and visualisation form part of the syllabus for many architecture courses. the course enables you to assess the value and appropriateness of these technologies. If you first language is not English. but also in applied arts and media. Course content In the context of a vibrant digital design culture. animation. attempts to theorise the use of digital media in architecture also draw on ideas derived from film theory. the implications of new technologies such as parametric design and physical computing continue to provide the scope for research and innovation in design.uk/fees Associated careers The course aims to further the education of professionals working principally in architectural offices. By developing skills in new media technologies.The use of digital technology is now a central feature of architectural design. enhancing your employability and performance as design professionals.

policy determination and integrated working methodologies on architectural design and procurement. including thermodynamic. In addition. or between. You will be able to develop understanding and skills lying outside. prediction and evaluation packages will also be employed as design and performance tools. sustainability. UK-based students will usually need to attend an interview. A global overview will be provided with reference to varying climatic types and a range of political and socio-economic influences. Particular emphasis is placed on the evaluation of the impact of strategic environmental thinking. but is not essential. Those whose first language is not English will need an appropriate IELTS score.ARCHITECTURE AnD InTERIOR DESIGn Architecture and Environmental Design MSc Although emphasis is placed on studio-based architectural and environmental design. strategies and agendas. which subsequently interrogates the fundamental principles of building performance and correspondences with design. development and environmental departments of central and local government. Overseas students are asked to submit their portfolio in an electronic format. 68 . Prediction and Evaluation • Thesis Project • Thesis Research and Development Related courses Architecture MA • Architecture and Digital Media MA Length of course One-year. The course modules are: Architectural and Environmental Systemics • Environmental Determinants • Environmental Management Systems • Simulation. or with sustainability consultants.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates will be able to pursue careers in a variety of areas that are concerned with architecture and many areas of environmental design.ac. sustainability and collaborative design. Specialised CAD simulation. architectural. environmental and other associated influences on the design and procurement of buildings. the commonly perceived boundaries of educational and professional operation. this course has been devised to attract a wide range of graduates from the construction industry or others with an interest in broader environmental concerns. with a view to further academic and/or professional achievement. and other applied sciences. energy. The course also involves scrutiny and application of the principles of building science. Course content The course gives you the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary learning and debate. part-time Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. detailing and specification. The international construction industry constitutes the contextual framework for the course. climatic. The course has been created to provide an in-depth appreciation of the impact of socio-economic. lighting and acoustic modelling. visual and sound criteria and comfort. particularly with respect to thermal. A basic understanding of the principles of building science and environmental design criteria would be beneficial. Entry requirements You are normally required to have a good Honours degree in architecture or a related design discipline. full-time or two-year. the course will be appropriate for students seeking employment in multidisciplinary design practices or in the technological. policies.

A primary objective of the course is to contextualise works of architecture to reveal how wider cultural influences and global networks inform their production. This is done through examining key theoretical discourses from the disciplines of architecture and cultural studies. and evaluating the work of architects. The course believes these issues are also central to architectural design and research. You may need to attend an interview.ac. Culture and Globalisation • Thesis Development Related courses Architecture and Digital Media MA • Interior Design MA Length of course One-year. Course modules: Design Project 1 and 2 • Major Thesis Project • Representations of Diaspora. In literature. Cultural Identity and Globalisation MA . If English is not your first language. part-time Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. nationality and the intense cultural changes brought about by globalisation do not figure in the study of architecture or the built environment. gender. power and form. Entry requirements You should normally hold a good Honours degree in architecture or a related built environment discipline. An examination of the history of Western architecture and architectural discourse reveals that. There is a strong emphasis on international transformations of notions of cultural identity (explored in part through the course’s international field trip). and filmmakers. beauty. together with visiting academics and practitioners. It is also suitable for you if you are looking to continue within higher education beyond the course. The course team is made up of dedicated individuals with considerable experience in the subject area. ethnicity. Cultural Identity and Difference • Theories of Identity. important questions concerning cultural identity have arisen which have challenged perceived notions of truth. the question of ‘difference’ has been explored in new. etc) and architecture in the context of an increasingly globalised world. ARCHITECTURE AnD InTERIOR DESIGn 69 Architecture. artists. and to bring a portfolio of work demonstrating your experience and interests. you will need an IELTS score of 6. complex and innovative ways. ethnicity. promote a dynamic studio environment which fosters creativity and is characterised by debate. dialogue. based on an in-depth understanding of their complex cultural contexts. cultural studies. issues of race. Course content The course promotes multimedia investigations and innovative methodologies beyond the usual architectural design processes. The course is structured to allow you to develop and explore your own areas of interest. The team.This course explores the relationship between cultural identity (race. in a number of disciplines parallel to architecture.uk/fees Associated careers This course is aimed at those who wish to practice as architects or in some branch of spatial design within the built environment.5. undertaking experimental design projects. The ultimate objective of the course is to produce graduates who are ‘culturally sensitive designers’. You will explore a range of techniques to engage. Overseas candidates may submit a portfolio or samples of their project work in digital format for inspection. to name but a few. interpret and design for communities and clients. However. postcolonial studies and gender studies. combined with a focus on London as a historical and contemporary centre for cultural exchange. and offers you a unique opportunity to participate in this stimulating and increasingly relevant body of knowledge. and exchange. for the most part. full-time or two-year. gender.

as well as examining the sensory nature of interior place making. You will also consider the effects of cultural. social and historical shifts that shape the changing significance of interior design as a distinct discipline within architecture. retail and product design. but we do not dissuade graduates from other related areas from applying for a place on the course. exhibition design. 70 . and interior conservation. Entry requirements You are normally required to have a good Honours degree in architecture. interior design or a related design discipline. full-time or two-year. Those whose first language is not English will need an IELTS score of 6.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates from the Interior Design MA pursue careers in a variety of areas of design. commercial retail design and intervention. Individual interests are supported within a programme that encourages speculation and experimentation and values informed expression in the resolution of design issues. set and lighting design. as well as in multidisciplinary and traditional architectural and design practice. branding.ac. architectural graphic design. UK students will usually need to attend an interview. Overseas students are asked to submit their portfolio in an electronic format. Course content A range of design and theory modules consider applied design. including interior design.ARCHITECTURE AnD InTERIOR DESIGn Interior Design MA This course aims to develop your comprehensive understanding of the physical and subjective qualities in reading and making interior space within an architectural context.5. The course modules are: Interior Design Case Study • Introduction to Design Computing • Making Interior Space • Retail Design • Thesis Development • Major Thesis Project Related courses Architecture MA • Architecture and Digital Media MA • Architecture. Cultural Identity and Globalisation MA Length of course One-year. part-time Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster.

Course content In the first year. consideration will be given to mature applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant relevant professional or managerial experience. In the second year students take specialist modules related to their pathway. Construction Law and Commercial Management. and intellectual and practical skills needed for the project management and commercial management of construction projects.These two innovative postgraduate construction courses are aimed at graduates who are already in construction-related employment. Procurement and Risk Management. Length of course Two-year. Corporate Management. The blended learning approach aims to offer learners flexible access to the core content. For Construction Project Management this will involve a double module based on Project Management Delivery. techniques.ac.5. and be in relevant employment in a professional or managerial capacity. principles. and who aspire to senior positions in the fields of project management and commercial management. you may hold membership of a recognised construction-related professional body achieved through examinations and/or professional interview. and the context and constraints within which projects are procured and undertaken. The design of the course recognises the significant challenges of combining postgraduate-level study with full-time professional employment. blended learning approach Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. You will have the opportunity to plan and implement a personal research project related to project management or commercial management. architecture or civil engineering. students on both courses take an option module and undertake a Dissertation (double module). COnSTRUCTIOn 71 Construction Commercial Management MSc Construction Project Management MSc . part-time. You will gain greater knowledge and understanding of the theories. which will incorporate a course in research methods. For Construction Commercial Management there are two specialist modules. Exceptionally.uk/fees Entry requirements You should have a minimum Second Class Honours degree in a related subject area such as construction. students on both courses take the same modules: Construction Economics. while still providing the discipline and structure of regular attendance at the University. Alternatively. In addition. concepts. The courses aim to develop your awareness of the importance of construction projects to clients. and have professional or managerial experience in a construction-related post. Those whose first language is not English will need an IELTS score of 6.

If you successfully complete three modules. with guidance. You may be contemplating changing career.000 words by self-directed study. This course will provide a legal.uk/fees Associated careers Most students will be working in housing.5. dependent upon an interview. Course content You will achieve a Postgraduate Diploma if you successfully complete four taught modules plus a self-directed study project module. Mature students are considered favourably. Law and Policy • Homelessness and Tenancies • Legal Method • Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour In addition. Core modules: Domestic Violence.000 words) analysing a housing law issue over a one-year period of self-directed study. evenings only Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. you may be interested in the course purely for its intrinsic value. moving to a specialist role. such as multi-agency working. 72 . such as a voluntary agency that deals with domestic violence or agencies that deal with anti-social behaviour. but with significant work experience at the appropriate level. The MA is awarded after the completion of a dissertation (12-15. This course is particularly relevant to mature students making crucial career decisions in a complex. advice workers and other non-lawyers to have a critical appreciation of the issues surrounding and affecting housing law and policy. Those whose first language is not English will need an IELTS score of 6. housing advice or a similar field. part-time. If you pass all the Postgraduate Diploma modules with an average mark of 60 per cent or above you can progress to study the MA. with no clear professional route yet mapped out. will enhance your employability within an increasingly multidisciplinary environment. policy and practical foundation to the subject of housing law. you can receive the Postgraduate Certificate after one year.HOUSInG Housing Law and Policy MA Those looking to understand and advise on housing law need a critical appreciation of how the issues affect a number of other disciplines. Length of course Two-year. rapidly changing housing and legal environment. by developing your critical and analytical skills. It addresses the multiskilled nature of complex housing problems and.ac. Applications are encouraged from candidates with non-traditional academic backgrounds. Entry requirements You will normally hold a first degree or appropriate equivalent qualification awarded by a recognised institution. looking to continue along a current career path or. Employers need housing officers. you will need to complete a Housing Law and Policy Project of 8-10.

law.5. The overall aim of the course is to enable you to think strategically and operate as a reflective practitioner. advice workers and other non-lawyers to have a critical appreciation of the issues surrounding and affecting housing law and policy. which considers the context and background to key debates surrounding housing. It offers a challenging and reflective course of study. Core modules: Dissertation/Project (60 credit module) • Housing and Public Finance • Housing Development and Regeneration • Housing Law • Housing Management Practice • Housing Policy and Strategy Option modules. housing advice or a similar field. Entry requirements You will normally hold a first degree or appropriate equivalent qualification awarded by a recognised institution. finance. HOUSInG 73 Housing Practice MA . and offer the opportunity for in-depth research in the dissertation module. policy and strategy. part-time. one day per week Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. Those whose first language is not English will need an IELTS score of 6. Mature students are considered favourably. Course content The core modules examine issues relating to development.This course allows you to fulfil the professional requirements for membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Employers need housing officers. Applications from candidates with non-traditional academic backgrounds are encouraged. management. The MA is a professionally oriented course that examines both theoretical and practical issues relevant to housing policy. choose one from: Community Development and Involvement • Domestic Violence: Law and Policy • International Perspectives on Urban Policy • Legal Method • Sustainable Communities and Regeneration • Urban Regeneration Related courses Housing Law and Policy MA • Anti-Social Behaviour Studies Postgraduate Certificate • Domestic Violence Studies Postgraduate Certificate Length of course Two-year. Applicants from such backgrounds would be expected to have significant work experience at the appropriate level.ac. such as a voluntary agency that deals with domestic violence or agencies that deal with anti-social behaviour.uk/fees Associated careers Most students will be working in housing. regeneration and sustainability.

registered social landlord or other) and studying on a day-release basis. Course content Core modules: Anti-Social Behaviour Project – a self-directed. Law and Policy • Homelessness and Tenancies • Legal Method Length of course One-year. The course encourages applications from candidates with non-traditional academic backgrounds. and mature students are considered favourably. and those working in the field of anti-social behaviour or interested in housing law and policy. This course will provide a legal. Those whose first language is not English will need an IELTS score of 6. You will receive the Postgraduate Certificate after you successfully complete two taught modules plus a self-directed study project module. 5.ac.uk/fees Associated careers You are normally expected to be working for a housing organisation (local authority. policy and practical foundation to the subject of anti-social behaviour. and develop an understanding of alternative perspectives on the causes and responses to those issues. The course provides considerable opportunity to extend professional knowledge and academic skills. one or two evenings per week Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. The course will give you an understanding of the effectiveness and limitations of the law relating to anti-social behaviour and landlord and tenant disputes.5. You will develop your ability to undertake rigorously researched analysis of the issues. and graduates have used their qualification to develop either policy-related housing careers or to move to more strategic managerial roles within housing organisations. choose one from: Domestic Violence. HOUSInG Anti-Social Behaviour Studies Postgraduate Certificate This course has been designed for housing and advice professionals. Entry requirements You will normally hold a good Honours degree (Second Class Honours or above) or appropriate equivalent awarded by a recognised institution. part-time. 74 .000word project with tutor guidance • Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour Option modules.

Applications from candidates with non-traditional academic backgrounds. You may be contemplating changing career. This course is particularly relevant to mature students working within domestic violence advice. policy and practical foundation to the subject of domestic violence. you may be interested in the course purely for its intrinsic value. If your first language is not English.This course is designed for housing and advice professionals.uk/fees Associated careers Most students will be working in agencies that deal with domestic violence. part-time. It can be awarded after you successfully complete two taught modules plus a self-directed study project module. HOUSInG 75 Domestic Violence Studies Postgraduate Certificate . one or two evenings per week Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. you will need an IELTS score of 6. housing associations. seeking to move towards a specialist role. with no clear career path yet mapped out. advice centres and law centres. causes. and your understanding of alternative perspectives on the causes and responses to those issues. Some students will also have recently completed a degree. Entry requirements You will normally hold a first degree or appropriate equivalent awarded by a recognised institution. but with significant work experience at the appropriate level. such as women’s aid. refuges.5. You will develop your ability to undertake rigorously researched analysis of the issues. The course will provide a legal.ac. The course will give you a theoretically informed understanding of the history. Law and Policy Option modules.000-word project with tutor guidance • Domestic Violence. looking to continue along a current career path or. local authorities. law and multi-agency policy responses to issues surrounding violence in the home. and those working in women’s aid or interested in housing law and policy. are encouraged. Course content Core modules: Domestic Violence Project – a self-directed 5. choose one from: Homelessness and Tenancies • Legal Method • Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour Length of course One-year.

in accordance with the UN Millennium Development Goals. For information on scholarships visit westminster. Climate Change and the Built Environment • Sustainable Communities and Regeneration • Urban Regeneration Options may be chosen from other postgraduate courses offered in the School. Based in London. local and national government. We work with UN-HABITAT and likeminded institutions to promote the socially and environmentally sustainable development of towns and cities. The course is aimed mainly at full-time international students.ac. or a comparable qualification from another country. and explore contemporary theories. landscape design. public policy thinking and good practice in planning in both the developed and developing worlds. Related courses Housing Practice MA • Real Estate Development MSc • Urban and Regional Planning MA • Urban Design MA • Urban Regeneration MA Length of course One-year. and relevant practical experience of working in a built environment discipline. architecture and other built environment professionals who need to update their knowledge of current best practice in spatial planning. Entry requirements You should have a good first degree (normally Second Class Honours or above) in a relevant built environment or land management discipline (such as planning architecture.ac. Through the course you will examine the growing problems of sustainable development facing cities and communities in a rapidly urbanising world. part-time Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. you may have a good first degree (normally Second Class Honours or above) in a relevant human geography. or administration) from a higher education institute in the UK or EU. The University of Westminster is the UK’s first Habitat Partner University. social or environmental science subject from a higher education institute in the UK or EU (or a comparable qualification from another country).PLAnnInG International Planning and Sustainable Development MA This course is for planning. Option modules: Conservation Policy and Practice • Disaster Reconstruction and Development Practice • International Perspectives on Urban Policy • Public Space and the Public Realm • Sustainability. and those offered a place are also eligible for the DFID Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme. 76 . full-time or two-year. civil engineering.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates from this course can expect to find employment as planners or urban designers. including international development agencies. urban regeneration or environmental management specialists in private consultancy.uk/scholarships Course content Core modules: Dissertation/Major Project • International Spatial Planning Practice • Introduction to International Planning and Sustainable Development • Sustainable Neighbourhood Development • Urban Research Methods and Spatial Analysis For the pathway award of International Planning and Sustainable Development (Spatial Development Planning) MA you must also take the Urban Design and Development Planning Skills double module. A course-specific scholarship is available. but it is also open to full-time and part-time UK-based students who want to explore an international pathway for their career development. Alternatively. and non-governmental sectors in their own country or internationally. you will have access to internationally recognised experience of spatial planning for sustainable development and regeneration. urban design and regeneration to improve career prospects in their country or enter international practice. The Spatial Planning Pathway is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as a ‘combined planning programme’.

understanding and skills necessary to practise professionally as a spatial planner. and recent graduates from the full-time course have gone on to work in local government. part-time. If your first language is not English. you will need an IELTS score of 6. There is high demand from government and the private sector for qualified planners. It does so from a UK and European perspective. Economics. and debate and critically reflect upon the knowledge and values underpinning current approaches to land use development. choose one from the Department’s areas of specialism: Sustainable Development • Urban Design • Urban Regeneration Related courses Urban Design MA/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate • Urban Regeneration MA Length of course One-year. urban regeneration agencies and in consultancy. full-time or two-year. and also investigates underlying theoretical debates. Entry requirements You will need a good first degree from the UK. Course content The course explores the current context and content of spatial planning. public and community contexts. one day per week Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster.ac. manage the challenges of climate change through sustainable development. Core modules: Dissertation • Environmental Impacts and Environmental Strategies • Introduction to Spatial Planning • Making and Managing Places • Society.This course will give you the knowledge. in a variety of private. Diversity and Planning • Spatial Strategies and Policy Integration Option modules. The course builds on the University’s experience of delivering postgraduate courses in town planning for more than 60 years.5. or a comparable qualification from overseas. You will be able to work in the interdisciplinary and cross-sector environment of urban and rural development. It is designed to meet the growing needs of employers for staff who can investigate changes in the natural and built environments. PLAnnInG 77 Urban and Regional Planning MA . The course will support your personal and professional development. and apply your knowledge to practise in specialist areas of planning.uk/fees Field trip fee in addition to course fee: £300 Associated careers Completing the course is your first step to becoming a full member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. or membership of an appropriate professional body.

If your first degree and other qualifications are not so well aligned the course team may require further evidence of your ability to study the subject material as deemed appropriate. or membership of a recognised professional body whose entry requirements are equivalent to graduate level.uk/fees Associated careers The RICS accreditation will enable you to take the Professional Assessment of Competence after a period of suitable employment. private and notfor-profit sectors. a property-related discipline or law. There are employment opportunities in the public. Some part-time students are employed by large and small surveying firms to receive accredited training while working. 78 . and two years of relevant practical experience. economics. stimulating and professionally relevant course which is directly related to the management of real estate. Entry requirements You should hold a degree (normally at least Second Class Honours) from a UK university or one of comparable standing. and who aspire to professional and/or senior positions in the field of facilities and property management. The course is well suited for those with a first degree in geography. full-time or two-year. a traditional science.5. It provides a challenging. Course content Core modules: Building Fabric and Services Management • Dissertation/Project (40 credits) • Facilities Management: Principles and Practice • Facilities Management: Procurement Strategy and Practice • Financial and Asset Management • Landlord and Tenant • Law • Property Management: Law and Practice Length of course One-year. part-time Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. you will need an IELTS score of 6. You will develop your skills and ability to appraise options and independently evaluate alternative courses of action. The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).ac. PROPERTY Facilities and Property Management MSc This course is aimed at graduates who are ideally already in property-related employment. If your first language is not English.

a traditional science. Course content Core modules: Development Finance and Funding • Dissertation /Project (40 credits) • Finance and Asset Management • Law • Property Finance: Lending and Risk Strategies • Property Finance: Policy and Practice (40 credits) • Plus one option Option modules: Landlord and Tenant: Law and Practice • Property Management: Law and Practice Length of course One-year. There are employment opportunities in the public. The course is well suited for those with a first degree in geography. You will analyse development finance situations and respond to particular financial problems with derived solutions. economics. and two years of relevant practical experience.uk/fees Associated careers The RICS accreditation will enable you to take the Professional Assessment of Competence after a period of suitable employment. or membership of a recognised professional body whose entry requirements are equivalent to graduate level.5. PROPERTY 79 Property Finance MA . encompassing the legal and social aspects. Some part-time students are employed by large and small surveying firms to receive accredited training while working. If your first degree and other qualifications are not so well aligned the course team may require further evidence of your ability to study the subject material as deemed appropriate. If your first language is not English. a property-related discipline or law.ac. private and notfor-profit sectors. The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). part-time Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster.This course is intended to give you a detailed understanding of property finance and the associated property appraisal process. Entry requirements You should hold a degree (normally at least Second Class Honours) from a UK university or one of comparable standing. you will need an IELTS score of 6. You will also be able to appraise options and independently evaluate alternative courses of action. full-time or two-year.

PROPERTY Real Estate Development MSc This course is designed to give you a detailed understanding of the property development and appraisal process. physical. 80 . private and notfor-profit sectors. If your first degree and other qualifications are not so well aligned the course team may require further evidence of your ability to study the subject material as deemed appropriate. economics. You will also be able to appraise options and independently evaluate alternative courses of action. The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). If your first language is not English. a traditional science. The course is well suited for those with a first degree in geography. a property-related discipline or law. Entry requirements You should hold a degree (normally at least Second Class Honours) from a UK university or one of comparable standing.5. Some part-time students are employed by large and small surveying firms to receive accredited training while working. You will analyse development situations and respond to particular development problems with derived solutions. legal and social aspects. There are employment opportunities in the public.uk/fees Associated careers The RICS accreditation will enable you to take the Professional Assessment of Competence after a period of suitable employment. Course content Core modules: Development Finance and Funding • Dissertation /Project (40 credits) • Financial and Asset Management • Law • Project Implementation Process • Site Assembly and Development • Space Strategies and Legislation • plus one option Option modules: Landlord and Tenant: Law and Practice • Property Finance: Lending and Risk Strategies • Property Management: Law and Practice Length of course One-year. part-time Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. full-time or two-year. and two years of relevant practical experience. you will need an IELTS score of 6. encompassing the financial. or membership of a recognised professional body whose entry requirements are equivalent to graduate level.ac.

This course is specifically designed for people who want to enter. Option modules. and includes a dissertation that gives you the opportunity of researching a conference-related or events-related topic in depth. London is a world leader in terms of the high-profile conferences it attracts from the UK. In recent years the conference and events industry has been created to plan such events.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates enter a wide range of careers in the private and the public sectors. sustainability and business tourism in general. part-time Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. These careers range from conference and events planning. It offers an extensive range of options that allow you to pursue your particular interests. cultural and sporting life of all countries. to destination marketing – working with a tourism organisation or convention bureau to attract conferences and events to a particular country or city. you will Conference and Events Industry • Venue and Destination Management need an IELTS score of 6. This city is also the location for a vast range of cultural and sporting events.ac. or make further progress in. choose three from: Airport Planning and Management • Business Tourism • Events Tourism • Sustainable Tourism • Urban Tourism TOURISM 81 Conference and Events Management MA . management-level careers in the fast-expanding fields of conference and events. Entry requirements You should have a good Honours degree or equivalent. With several hundred conference venues and a rich supply of convention hotels. Course content This course examines how events.Conferences and events play an essential role in the business. Length of course One-year. Europe and beyond. through venue management. conferences and the venues and destinations in which they are held are planned and marketed. and market them and the destinations and venues in which they take place. full-time or two-year. in the UK and internationally. These characteristics make London an ideal place in which to study conference and events management. including the forthcoming 2012 Olympic Games.5. If your first Core modules: Conference and Events Planning • Dissertation • The language is not English. and looks at the important links between cities’ conference and events industries and related areas such as urban regeneration.

and by current ideas and debates. managed and planned. As tourism continues to grow rapidly. staff contact and course content receiving particular praise. Some of our graduates launched their own travel agency businesses. and in consultancy roles for tourism research organisations. Course content The course examines the nature and characteristics of the tourism industry. Entry requirements You should have a good Honours degree or equivalent. This reflects the tourism team’s efforts to provide a valuable and effective course as well as a supportive. part-time Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. the industry is becoming increasingly complex. more and more places are becoming tourism destinations. and their teaching is informed by both their own research. with teaching. 82 .uk/fees Associated careers Graduates have gone on to establish careers in a wide variety of fields including working for national and regional tourism organisations in the UK and overseas. and it includes a dissertation that allows you to research in depth a tourism subject of your choice. both in the UK and internationally.5. friendly and stimulating environment for your studies. and explores how it can be marketed. The Centre for Tourism Research successfully achieved the maximum score in the last national quality assurance audit. or advance their management careers in the tourism and leisure industries. undertaking marketing roles with transport organisations such as airlines as well as tourism destinations. while others work in a variety of management roles in hotels.ac. It is one of the world’s great tourism cities. and highly skilled managers are required. choose three from: Airline Planning and Management • Airport Planning and Management • Business Tourism • Events Tourism • Sustainable Tourism • Urban Tourism • plus one management module from Westminster Business School Length of course One-year. and working for companies specialising in business tourism. and we have extensive links with the industry here and further afield. All our staff teaching on the course are active researchers. and annual student feedback for the course is very positive. and visiting lecturers contribute to our courses. Core modules: Tourism Concepts • Tourism Dissertation • Tourism Marketing Management • Tourism Policy and Planning Option modules. London is an ideal place to study tourism. It offers an extensive range of option modules that allow you to pursue your particular interests. full-time or two-year. Those whose first language is not English will need an IELTS score of 6. This cosmopolitan course consistently attracts a wide range of students from around the world.TOURISM Tourism Management MA This well-established course is aimed at people who want to take up.

Alternatively. Core modules: Air Transport Economics • Air Transport Forecasting and Market Research • Air Transport Management and Operations • Research Dissertation Option modules: Air Transport Policy and Planning • Airline Marketing and Business Models • Airport Finance and Strategy You may also opt to take one other eligible Masters level module from elsewhere in the University in the place of one of the option modules above.uk/fees Entry requirements You are expected to hold a good Honours degree (Second Class Honours or above) or appropriate equivalent awarded by a recognised institution. government departments and aviation-related businesses such as aircraft manufacturing. The Research Dissertation is assessed by the submission of a Research Plan and a final project report. If you have taken aviation short courses at the University of Westminster (or equivalent institution) within the last five years. Applicants should have the motivation to develop a career in air transport. The course will prepare you for a wide range of senior roles in management. If your first language is not English. full-time. You will also need a good standard of written and spoken English. you may be exempt from part of the lecture attendance requirements for the appropriate core or option modules.This intellectually stimulating course has been developed to meet the needs of graduates worldwide who are seeking to obtain wider knowledge and experience of the air transport industry.5 or equivalent. Core and option modules are assessed by a combination of examinations. Course content You will need to successfully complete six taught modules (20 credits each) and a Research Dissertation (60 credits) to obtain an MSc. you may be eligible for a Diploma or Certificate Award.ac. or two to three years. in-class tests and course work assignments. airports. you will need an IELTS score of 6. It is designed to give you a strong theoretical and analytical knowledge. coupled with the application of many practical techniques and strategies. evidence of further education and appropriate professional experience may be acceptable. finance and consultancy. If you complete a lesser part of the programme. TRAnSPORT AnD LOGISTICS 83 Air Transport Planning and Management MSc . operations and commercial planning for airlines. Related courses Transport Planning and Management MSc Length of course One-year. part-time Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster.

You are encouraged to join the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). You can choose to spend your second semester in any of the four partner institutions. Directly relevant degree disciplines include economics.TRAnSPORT AnD LOGISTICS Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc Developed in partnership with Arnhem Business School (Netherlands). management. full-time Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. 84 . Each partner offers courses with a different focus for Semester Two. this international degree will develop your ability to initiate and carry out advanced analysis. retailers and shipping lines. Course content Core modules (all students): Logistics and the External Environment • Logistics Management and Planning • Research Dissertation • Statistics and Operations Research for Logistics Core modules (Arnhem route): Export Management • Finance and Management • Marketing and Distribution Core modules (Metz route): Intercultural Management • Purchasing Management • Supply Chain Management Core modules (Molde route): International Shipping • Logistics Management Core modules (Westminster route): Freight Transport and Logistics Services • Retail Supply Chain Management Option modules (Westminster route).5 with at least 6. choose one from: Airline Planning and Management • Airport Planning and Management • Land Use and Transport • Public Passenger Transport • Traffic in Urban Areas Related courses Transport Planning and Management MSc Length of course One-year. research and problem solving in logistics and supply chain management. During the third semester you will work on a research-based dissertation. which is expected to take the equivalent of three to four months’ full-time work. business studies. the airline industry. geography and operations research. you will need an IELTS score of 6. and may be eligible for exemption from the Institute’s exams. If your first language is not English. France).0 in each component. The course has been devised to appeal to graduates looking to develop their career in an international environment concerned with logistics. and the opportunity to study in two countries. Alternative qualifications with relevant professional experience will also be considered.ac. Entry requirements You should normally have the equivalent of a good Honours degree and demonstrate strong motivation in the subject area.uk/fees Associated careers Most graduates go on to work in the logistics and transport sector in the UK and abroad. You will be equipped for further research (eg doctoral studies) should you wish to continue in an academic environment. manufacturing companies. Molde University College (Norway) and ICN (Metz-Nancy. so you will benefit from both the large range of module choice. Some have gained employment with thirdparty logistics providers.

The course has been running successfully for many years. TRAnSPORT AnD LOGISTICS 85 Transport Planning and Management MSc . You should have a good Second Class Honours degree in a relevant subject area. It will give you full exemption from the Membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (MCILT) exams.5. or to provide the necessary information for others to take policy decisions. entry is now very competitive. part-time. Course content The course balances theoretical and practical applications in three separate components – core modules. Core modules: Comparative Transport Policy • Research Dissertation • Statistics and Survey Methods for Transport • Transport Economics Option modules: Airline Planning and Management • Airport Planning and Management • Freight Transport and Logistics Services • Land – Use and Transport • Public Passenger Transport • Traffic in Urban Areas Related courses Air Transport Planning and Management MSc • Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc Length of course One-year. and should normally have been employed for at least one year before starting the course. planning and management. You will learn the techniques and methodologies you need to take decisions. Part-time students must be currently employed within a relevant sector of transport for the duration of the course. Entry requirements Following a growth in applications in recent years for the course.ac. and any relevant transport experience would further enhance your application. day Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. If your first language is not English. and is offered by the Department of Transport Studies. London boroughs). transport consultancies and transport operators (Transport for London). you will need an IELTS score of 6. option modules and a research dissertation. including local government transport planning (county councils. highlighting the breadth of the course content. or two to three years. Part-time students are recruited from key transport sectors. full-time.uk/fees Associated careers Full-time transport graduates develop their careers in a wide range of transport organisations.This course will develop your ability to initiate and implement advanced analysis and research in transport policy.

land use and density. Research Topic: the Research Methods module and Dissertation /Design Thesis module lead to a major piece of academic work which distinguishes the MA from the Postgraduate Diploma.ac. and you will work collaboratively with people from a variety of backgrounds. Those whose first language is not English will need an IELTS score of 6.5. Many find the course useful when developing careers in architecture. together with practical or professional experience in their own field or in urban design. part-time Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. URBAn DESIGn Urban Design MA/Postgraduate Diploma Urban design involves shaping the physical setting for life in cities. 86 . Urban design is a multidisciplinary profession. Master Planning: this linked pair of modules start with the study of sustainable development and urban form. Course content The course is based around themes consisting of a double module and linked pairs of modules. town planning or another related discipline. Option modules: it may be possible to take a specialist option in place of one of the modules from the Space and Culture or Master Planning themes. This course aims to provide a practical preparation for professionals entering urban design practice. Urban Space and Culture: City Histories. transport and urban planning. methods and techniques. It is designed to combine practical experience with advanced professional training. These specialist areas may include: Street Management • Sustainable Development • Urban Conservation • Urban Regeneration Related courses Urban Design Postgraduate Certificate Length of course One-year.uk/fees Field trip fee in addition to course fee: £400 Associated careers Graduates for this course typically find employment as urban designers in private consultancy or local authorities. City Futures and Experiencing the City form a loosely linked pair of modules. including architecture. using knowledge and skills developed in the earlier modules. planning or landscape architecture. and provides a theoretically informed understanding of urban design. and the relationship between transport. You will go on to develop a master plan for a specific part of the site. Urban Design Skills: this double module forms a basic introduction to urban design theory. landscape architecture. landscape architecture. full-time or two-year. Entry requirements Applications are invited from graduates with a good Honours degree in architecture. extending your existing skills and knowledge into new areas. to develop an urban design framework for a large site. which may be taken separately or in reverse order.

URBAn DESIGn 87 Urban Design Postgraduate Certificate . one day per month. development economics and legislative context. introducing you to a new set of design issues and development context. planning or landscape architecture. It also provides practitioners in the urban environment with the necessary basic skills in urban design to enable government to deliver its vision of an ‘urban renaissance’. landscape architects. architects. The course then finishes with the summer school. design in the public realm. Exceptionally. This course provides a practical preparation for professionals entering urban design practice.ac. a graduate may be considered for entry from an unrelated field. Course content You will learn the core skills and techniques of urban design. site planning. It gives you an opportunity to study urban design at a postgraduate level without the need to commit to the full MA programme. If your first language is not English. such as economics. Attendance has therefore been tailored to fit the demands of active professionals without compromising its educational objectives.5. highway engineers and surveyors might not have the time or resources to commit themselves to a part-time Masters course. although graduates from other related fields. Overseas and European applicants must demonstrate that their education gained elsewhere is equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree. methods and techniques. On completion many students opt to transfer credit and join the MA/Diploma course. Option modules: in exceptional cases it is possible to choose a module from the Urban Design MA in place of the Urban Design Summer School. Entry requirements You will normally have an undergraduate degree in one of the built environment disciplines. It deals with urban form.uk/fees Field trip fee in addition to course fee: £850 Associated careers Graduates of this course typically find employment as urban designers in private consultancy or local authorities. The Urban Design Summer School: this module offers you an opportunity to gain intensive experience of urban design in practice (normally outside the UK). activity and movement. The course recognises that busy planners.Urban design involves shaping the physical setting for life in cities. environmental policy or public art will also be considered. Urban Design Skills: this double module takes place one day per month and forms a basic introduction to urban design theory. particularly if they have experience in urban design practice. Many find the course a useful addition to careers in architecture. followed by intensive summer school Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. part-time. you will need an IELTS score of 6. Related courses Postgraduate Diploma Urban Design MA Length of course One-year.

you will be considered. private and voluntary sectors and local communities is essential to realising effective policy development and implementation. most modules are worth 20 credits.uk/fees Associated careers Regeneration is an expanding field. Course content You will explore the current policy content of urban regeneration practice. Collaborative working between public. RIBA. and in the UK there is an acknowledged shortage of people with appropriate skills. many already working in the field. completing the certificate in one year or 18 months Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. If your first language is not English. part-time. full-time. and evidence of achieving a qualification after secondary school. For the award of the Urban Regeneration MA. two afternoons and two evenings per week. to give you a critical appreciation of the underlying dynamics of localities. RICS. Successful regeneration involves the renewal of the physical and social infrastructures to ensure both economic competitiveness and social cohesion. voluntary organisations and private consultancies. and the dissertation is worth 60 credits. you must successfully complete 60 credits – three 20-credit modules. local and national government. and to enhance your personal and professional skills. and investigate the underlying theoretical debates about globalisation and urban governance. you must successfully complete modules worth 180 credits. The course aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for developing a career in this expanding and dynamic field. LI or IH. one afternoon and one evening per week Postgraduate Certificate: you can take one or two modules per semester. Length of course MA: one-year.ac.URBAn REGEnERATIOn Urban Regeneration MA/Postgraduate Certificate Cities have to adapt to changing economic and social pressures. The course has three main aims – to develop a thorough understanding of the process of urban regeneration and to identify best practice. choose one from: Housing Policy and Strategy • International Perspectives on Urban Policy • Public Space and the Public Realm • Sustainable Communities and Regeneration For the award of the Urban Regeneration Postgraduate Certificate. Core modules: Community Involvement and Development • Dissertation or Project • Economic and Cultural Development • Managing Urban Regeneration Projects • Property Development • Urban Regeneration Policy Option modules. It attracts students from a wide variety of professional backgrounds. housing associations.5. Urban regeneration is concerned with the management of this process of change. of which two must be core modules. or two-year. Graduates have found employment with regeneration agencies. you will need an IELTS score of 6. ICME. Applications from international students are welcomed but professional experience is essential. or hold a membership of one of the following professional bodies: RTPI. If you have personal knowledge or experience of working in urban regeneration. Entry requirements You should have a good undergraduate degree from a UK university or equivalent. 88 .

R. I’m now the Vice-Principal of H. The University has an excellent study environment. and as a student I was encouraged to grow in an enthusiastic environment. College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai to study for my Masters in International Business and Management at Westminster. and I try to give my students the same thoughtful and encouraging educational experience I received at Westminster. I initiated a Certificate Course in Knowledge Management jointly with the University of Westminster. The affection and the warmth of professors were overwhelming.” . and as part of my direct contribution to students here. The course gives students an additional dimension to their academic skills.” anila pillai. and as a student I was encouraged to grow in an enthusiastic environment. and the course offers extremely interesting modules and a global perspective on various key issues.R. College.“I received a full scholarship from the H. Studying at Westminster was a fantastic part of my life. InDIA InTERnATIOnAL BUSInESS AnD MAnAGEMEnT MA BUSINESS 89 “The affection and warmth of the professors were overwhelming.

WBS is a Centre of Excellence for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. the Ministry of Justice. the Department for Business. world leading. labour markets and programme evaluation • diversity and employment relations • individual behaviour and decision making. Together with an ability to contribute to academic debates at the highest level. and the Department for Children. which incorporates the Pensions Research Network • the Centre for the Study of the Production of the Built Environment (ProBE). including the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Chartered Management Institute. and we have strong links with a number of other professional bodies. THE CENTRE FOR EMPLOYMENT RESEARCH The Centre for Employment Research is the largest research centre at WBS. placing us among the top post-1992 university business schools in the UK. Through our experience working with government both in the UK (the Department of Work and Pensions. In each of these areas we have a history of work that is recognised as at least ‘internationally excellent’. We provide a weekly research seminar that draws both external and internal speakers. Professor Peter Urwin. where they present their work and receive feedback from senior researchers in addition to their own supervisory team. At present staff are involved in nine research student supervisory teams. we have a strong commitment to work with policy makers and a variety of practitioners. . and our staff have contributed to debates within education. using both qualitative and quantitative methods in evaluation and applied research. The Journal of Applied Econometrics and the Journal of European Social Policy. training and the labour market for over 15 years. We apply a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods in three broad fields of research: • skills. Schools and Families) and abroad (the European Commission. in some cases. or higher. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) rated 70 per cent of our research to be of an internationally recognised (2*) standard. BUSINESS 90 RESEARCH IN BUSINESS Westminster Business School has a strengthening research culture. and German Federal Ministry for Employment) we have become expert in communicating specialist knowledge to non-specialist audiences. Our MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Innovation and Skills. Staff lead government-commissioned research projects. The three centres are: • the Centre for Employment Research • the Centre for Research Finance and Financial Services. We are investing in three research centres that are developing research which is recognised to be internationally excellent and. Much of our work has been published in academic journals such as The Economic Journal. Our research students also benefit from a doctoral colloquium. with wide-raging interests in several specialist areas within business and management. Led by the Director. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. the Centre includes 14 internal and three external staff.

the Centre is committed to the development of a rich programme of research and related activities.The Centre for Finance and Financial Services aims to encourage the development of finance and financial services research at the highest level. events and seminars. Research on pensions is also linked to our established Pensions Research Network. Quarterly meetings give our members and other interested parties the opportunity to meet. a forum for debate and discussion. nationally and globally. Led by Directors. international financial markets. embracing those actively engaged in funded projects and publications. oral history. Professor Linda Clarke (WBS) and Professor Jeremy Till (ABE). and various aspects of business law. and promote and advertise the School’s research externally. discuss and collaborate on research projects. Research is also underpinned by our resources available in the Financial Markets Suite. researching problematic issues and developing unique theoretical approaches. specialising in the study of a range of financially related issues. which aims to create an online network for sharing information and presenting new research or work in progress relating to pensions. These include: accounting. link research into key areas of teaching.uk/wbs BUSINESS 91 THE CENTRE FOR FINANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES . By drawing together academics and their research. For further information about Business courses. we will become recognised as a distinct. and a focus for interdisciplinary and international activity related to the production of the built environment. We will provide a research hub. savings. the Centre brings together staff mainly from the Department of Finance and Business Law. exhibitions and seminars. social and environmental accounting. original and controversial unit. The Centre is also the British base of the European Institute for Construction Labour Research and hosts their meetings. Professor Ben Nowman. pensions and ageing. visit the Westminster Business School website at westminster. pensions. Led by the Director. including projects. integrate PhD students into the School. comparative international accounting. ProBE co-ordinates and instigates research into the social processes and people producing the structures and spaces that frame the urban and rural environment. ProBE is inclusive.ac. In building up a coherent portfolio of projects with a committed team of researchers. accounting in less developed countries. present. fixed income markets. we widen the field of knowledge within the areas of retirement. financial econometrics. using the Bloomberg platform of 20 terminals to provide an important source for future PhD students and for ongoing research. film. THE CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PRODUCTION OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT (ProBE) The Centre for the Study of the Production of the Built Environment (ProBE) is a joint research centre established in February 2010 between Westminster Business School (WBS) and the School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE).

ECOnOMICS Applied Economics MSc The University of Westminster is the only English university to secure Government Economic Service (GES) recommendation of its Applied Economics MSc. The course is specifically designed for those with a genuine interest in the application of economics to real-world situations. including the various scenarios where we apply the concept of decision making at the margin. presentation and other communication scenarios.uk/fees Associated careers Today’s organisations need graduates with degree skills and the ability to apply them in the workplace. at both macro and micro levels. this Masters focuses on developing highly employable graduates. developing links to the Government Economic Service and Society of Business Economists. part-time (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. It also raise your awareness of significant sources of economic and financial data. full-time or two-year.5. or a more general first degree (minimum Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent) with significant study of economics and quantitative methods. non-graduates with extensive experience in the economics profession may also be considered. If English is not your first language. Exceptionally. or a quantitative discipline with a minor in Economics. you will need an IELTS score of 6. market failure and the related concept of externalities. By embedding professional skills within the course. opportunity cost. This will give you the latest insights in both the academic and practitioner arenas. equilibrium and disequilibrium. the problems faced when economists attempt to carry out policy evaluation. the course aims to develop your ability to communicate complex issues to wide audiences. Entry requirements You will normally have either a minimum Upper Second Class Honours first degree (or equivalent) which would be single Honours or a major in Economics. with a focus on practical application and development of the skills needed by a working economist. The course aims to provide you with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the latest developments in the area of economics. The University operates a system of awarding credit for accredited prior learning either through formal study (APL) or experience (APEL). and providing practice and training for students in interview. We are looking for people with either substantial work experience in the area. You will develop your skills through practice in the application of these various concepts to current challenges that face the profession. 92 . with a minimum score of 6 in each element. or a good first degree in Economics (or a quantitative discipline with a minor in Economics). choose two from: Behavioural Economics • Labour Market Economics • Policy Evaluation Related courses MBA • International Business Economics MSc • International Finance MSc • Investment and Risk Finance MSc Length of course One-year. As well as enhancing your ability to apply relevant economic principles in the support of policy and strategy development. Course content You will gain an understanding of the key concepts in economics. Core modules: Application and Appraisal in Economics • Applied Microeconomics • Data Analysis • Economic Evaluation Project • International Macroeconomics • Research Methods Option modules. strategic interaction. and your capability for self-awareness and group working.ac.

such as growth. with the permission of the course leader. overseas students are strongly encouraged to attend the English for Academic Purposes module offered free of charge by WBS. non-graduates with extensive work experience may also be considered. but for a more general first degree you require an Upper Second (or international equivalent) including adequate study of economics and quantitative methods. or international equivalent. You will also be able to analyse statistically various aspects of international business. If your first degree is in Economics. You will develop your understanding of the influence of the state on the operation of businesses both nationally and internationally. and be able to comprehend a firm’s strategic policy making considering various national and international pricing and trading regulations. or as international finance specialists. you will need an IELTS score of 6. while other graduates develop their careers with international charities and other non-governmental organisations (nGO).ac. choose two from: Development Finance • Development Theory and Practice • Environmental Economics • Global Financial Markets • International Financial Reporting • Modern Finance • Project Appraisal and Management You may take any other WBS postgraduate module. or in relevant aspects of the economics of international business.This course provides you with expertise in international business economics. overseas trade and any international organisation in general management. a minimum Lower Second (or international equivalent) is acceptable. Course content The course gives you the skills to present cases and advise key decision makers on complex and strategic international business economics issues. or government. Whenever appropriate. Related courses MBA • Applied Economics MSc • International Business and Management MA • International Finance MSc • Investment and Risk Finance MSc Length of course One-year. full-time (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster.uk/fees Associated careers Our international courses develop your knowledge and management skills to enable you to pursue a career in multinational companies. If English is not your first language. By the end of the course you will understand how firms operate in an international market. Many graduates return to their home countries and are employed in developing international business opportunities. and excellent analytical skills regarding the operation and management of modern business in a complex global environment. merger and acquisition. You will also be able to assess the nature and the operation of the international economy with particular reference to trade and finance.5 (or equivalent). Holders of non-UK degrees can check their acceptability at the International Qualifications page of the University’s website. ECOnOMICS 93 International Business Economics MSc . or you have not recently studied or worked in an English environment. and international capital movement. Core modules: Applied Microeconomics • Current Issues in Business Economics • Data Analysis • Forecasting Financial Markets • International Macroeconomics • Project • Research Methods Option modules. Exceptionally. Entry requirements You should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second).

Ernst & Young. KPMG. Graduate members of a professional accountancy body may claim exemptions from two of the core modules – Managerial Accounting and Financial Accounting and Reporting. skills. The course will be especially useful if you have little or no accounting experience. with some having secured employment in ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms (Deloitte Touche Tohmastu. and PricewaterhouseCoopers). Entry requirements You will need a UK Honours degree (Second Class or above) or international equivalent in accounting. treasury management or accountancy. If English is not your first language. you will be provided with a thorough and comprehensive grasp of the principles and applications of finance and accounting. you should hold graduate membership of any UK professional accountancy body or international equivalent.5. Other graduates have secured employment in finance. with at least one from the list below (a free choice option module may be taken at the course leader’s discretion): Data Analysis • Financial Derivatives • Financial Information Systems • Financial Markets and Institutions • Financial Strategy • Forecasting Financial Markets • International Financial Reporting Related courses ACCA Professional Course • Financial Management Postgraduate Diploma • International Finance MSc • Investment and Risk Finance MSc Length of course One-year. Alternatively.ac. as you will be able to study modules that will cover this shortfall. If you are a graduate member of a professional accountancy body you may be able to claim Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (ACPL) for exemption from up to three modules. research interests and career prospects of those who are already working in. full-time plus a project (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. or wish to work in. 94 . and concentrate on developing your knowledge of aspects of accounting and finance relevant to the current market. The course also provides exemption from six papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams. finance. business or economics. FInAnCE Finance and Accounting MSc The course has been designed specifically to develop the knowledge. Core modules: Financial Accounting and Reporting • International Risk Management • Managerial Accounting • Modern Finance • Project • Research Methods Option modules – you must choose two options.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates of this course have mainly gone into careers in accounting. with a minimum score of 6 in each element. or in any other discipline with evidence of quantitative and computer skills. Course content As a graduate of this course. you will need an IELTS score of 6. together with the technical and conceptual skills necessary to integrate theory with practice. banking or general management careers.

in some cases training.This course is a reflection of the dynamic nature of today’s business environment. but broader-based aspects of management education can be studied from a specific option list.5. administration with special responsibilities regarding finance. full-time (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. with a minimum score of 6 in each element. typically taking on more responsibility. Entry requirements You should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours). Core modules: Enterprise Data Management • Financial Information Systems • IMF Project • Management Dimensions of Information • Managerial Accounting • Modern Finance • Research Methods • Web Resource Management Option modules.ac. Seeking to produce the hybrids being demanded by organisations globally. If English is not your first language. non-graduates with extensive relevant work experience may also be considered. providing high-level knowledge. or international equivalent. skills and understanding through the combination of management and finance. It is a dual approach to the examination and exploration of those issues that have a significant impact upon the operation and management of organisations. or as the local first point of contact for department end-user support. Course content The course focuses on information management and finance. You should have an aptitude for technology and information management. you will become equally familiar with the technical aspects of financial decision making.uk/fees Associated careers As a reflection of the varied academic backgrounds of our students and the dual nature of this Masters. you will need an IELTS score of 6. database and systems administration. The project allows you to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills developed during the course. Exceptionally. Some have moved to more specialist or managerial roles. and the wide range of computerised information management systems. Others have moved to specialist finance systems support roles. as well as finance and accounting. with an appropriate level of motivation and interest to undertake study within two academic discipline areas. positions as finance department IT super users. FInAnCE 95 Information Management and Finance MSc . choose one from the following options: Information Management – E-Government • Leading the Knowledge-Based Organisation • Managing Technology Services • Managing the Digital Enterprise IT/IS (Technical) IT/IS (Technical) – Business Process Integration with SAP • Decision Support for Managers • Project Management for IT • The Networked Enterprise • Web Application Development Finance – Financial Markets and Institutions • International Financial Reporting • International Risk Management • Modern Portfolio Management Related courses Digital Enterprise Management MSc • Finance and Accounting MSc • International Finance MSc Length of course One year. graduates proceed into a wide range of positions. IT.

quantitative methods and economics. with a minimum score of 6 in each element. As well as the strong disciplinary base in international finance. or as international finance specialists. while other graduates develop their careers with international charities and other non-governmental organisations (nGO). You must show that you have the commitment to benefit from and contribute to the course. If English is not your first language. economics or business studies. or in relevant aspects of the economics of international business.uk/fees Associated careers Our international courses develop your knowledge and management skills to enable you to pursue a career in multinational companies. choose one from: Fixed Income Analysis • Forecasting Financial Markets • International Aspects of Business Law • Managerial Accounting Related courses ACCA Professional Course • Finance and Accounting MSc • Financial Management Postgraduate Diploma • Information Management and Finance MSc • Investment and Risk Finance MSc Length of course One-year. Alternatively. or international equivalent. although this is desirable. Many graduates return to their home countries and are employed in developing international business opportunities. relevant experience. Course content Core modules: Data Analysis • Financial Markets and Institutions • Global Financial Markets • International Financial Reporting • International Risk Management • Modern Finance • Project • Research Methods Option modules. in accounting. and preferably an adequate study of finance.ac. you may have any other UK Honours degree (minimum Upper Second Class) or international equivalent and preferably an adequate study of finance. and the ability to pass the course modules. full-time (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. you will draw on related disciplines including accounting. non-graduates may also be considered if they have extensive. The course is open to people with no detailed prior knowledge of international finance. or government. Exceptionally. 96 . to be able to work with specialists in other areas and present findings and analysis to non-specialists. overseas trade and any international organisation in general management. Entry requirements You should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours).5. you will need an IELTS score of 6. FInAnCE International Finance MSc The course is designed to give you the expertise in international finance that you will need to pursue a career within the finance profession.

you will need an IELTS score of 6. FInAnCE 97 Investment and Risk Finance MSc . Core modules: Data Analysis • Financial Derivatives • International Risk Management • Modern Portfolio Management • Project • Research Methods Sub-core modules. You need to demonstrate that you have the commitment to benefit from and contribute to the course. or in other similar jobs in the global financial services sector. Exceptionally. or two-year. All students are inducted into our Financial Markets Suite (FMS).5. Entry requirements You should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours). A variety of teaching methods are employed. but should have expertise in mathematics and statistics. as financial analysts. typically drawing on specific databases.uk/fees Associated careers Our graduates go on to develop careers in treasury and front office positions in investment banks and securities companies. Since then there has been a significant tightening up of legal risk management in banks and by regulators. at the course leader’s discretion. part-time (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. our expertise on this course is directed at the provision of high-quality. In response to these key issues. with a minimum score of 6 in each element. non-graduates may also be considered provided they can show evidence of extensive experience in the field. Related courses Finance and Accounting MSc • Information Management and Finance MSc • International Finance MSc Length of course One-year. If English is not your first language. In addition students work on their own on assignments involving data collection and analysis. valuation principles and forecasting methodologies common in two key areas of finance – investments and risk management.Following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. complementing theory with practice. graduate-level education in areas of investment. On the use and development of financial products. the ensuing credit crisis dramatically and permanently changed the landscape for global financial markets and institutions. you may be able to choose one from: Financial Accounting Policy Engineering • Financial Information Systems • Financial Strategy • International Financial Reporting • International Risk Management • Managerial Accounting You may also take another module from the postgraduate portfolio. risk and numerical finance. in money management positions.ac. By the end of the course you will have the necessary knowledge of investments. You will learn about valuations of simple and complex financial assets. You do not need prior knowledge of finance. Course content Modules cover financial theory. financial mathematics and models to price a range of traditional and novel financial products. The course is also open to those from other disciplines in which quantitative methods form a significant part. The credit market events of 2007/08 and the complexity of financial instruments used by institutions have increased the need to develop a better understanding of hedging and investment products. and to explore new ideas and innovative techniques in a contemporary global financial market setting. as well as the ability to pass the variety of modules which make up the course. ranging from lectures to smaller-scale seminars and laboratory sessions. choose either two or three of the following modules: Financial Markets and Institutions • Fixed Income Analysis • Forecasting Financial Markets • Modern Finance Option modules. You will also have the skills to turn theory into practice within a work environment. Our financial commitment to this resource will provide a quality teaching and learning environment. or international equivalent with a significant content of quantitative methods. you will gain higher level skills in risk assessment and management of financial portfolios. a purpose-built room housing the Bloomberg proprietary database and capital markets information system. full-time.

ac. nHS administrators. It is accredited by the Open University Validation Service as equivalent to one third of a Masters degree. interpreting and using financial data in decision making. with classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. and you should register with them as a Diploma in Financial Management student – for more information.FInAnCE Financial Management Postgraduate Diploma The Diploma in Financial Management is an internationally recognised postgraduate diploma designed to make non-financial managers financially literate. part-time. local authority managers. brokers.com 98 . terminology and concepts of accounting and finance. engineers.accaglobal. but to enable them to become fluent in the language. Module A: Interpretation of Financial Statements • Performance Management Module B: Financial Strategy • Risk Management Related courses ACCA Professional Course • Finance and Accounting MSc • Information Management and Finance MSc • International Finance MSc • Investment and Risk Finance MSc Length of course nine-month. and may be used as an entry qualification to the MBA and similar courses. examinations and assessed projects are set by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and are organised in two modules. visit www. lawyers. analysing. senior Ministry of Defence personnel and surveyors. each comprising two subject areas. head teachers. The Diploma is accredited by a number of professional bodies as a programme of Continuing Professional Development. You may be admitted on the basis of your work experience if you do not hold these qualifications. IT specialists. and to equip them in extracting. Course content The syllabus. It is not designed to turn managers into accountants.uk/fees Associated careers Past students have included bankers. Higher national Certificate/Diploma or a non-accounting professional qualification. scientists. Your suitability will need to be discussed with the ACCA. Entry requirements The minimum entry requirement is a recognised degree. police officers.

The Knowledge module (F1-F3) introduces you to the core areas of financial and management accounting. To qualify as an ACCA member. skills and professional values you need to build a successful career.5. though it is expected that most applicants will have some familiarity with the most common end-user business applications. financial reporting. providing the platform to study the other technical accountancy areas in the Skills module. Fundamentals Knowledge Level: F1 Accountant in Business • F2 Management Accounting • F3 Financial Accounting Skills Level: F4 Corporate and Business Law • F5 Performance Management • F6 Taxation • F7 Financial Reporting • F8 Audit and Assurance • F9 Financial Management Related courses Finance and Accounting MSc • Financial Management Postgraduate Diploma • Information Management and Finance MSc • International Finance MSc Length of course Part-time. and complete a Professional Ethics module. performance management. or senior internal auditor. FInAnCE 99 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Professional Exam . entrepreneur or owner-manager of a small business. regulation and legislation. You should have an aptitude for technology and information management. whether you are working in the public or private sectors. taxation. The Skills module (F4-F9) contains six subjects which comprehensively cover the main technical areas that any accountant – regardless of their future career aspirations – is expected to have mastered. ethics and governance. Course content The Fundamentals level is divided into two modules. auditing. business adviser. Alternatively candidates without the above qualifications may also be considered provided they can show evidence of extensive work experience in the field. Currently we do not offer tuition for the professional level of the exams. as well as finance and accounting. in accounting firms or in business. forensic accountant. with an appropriate level of motivation and interest to undertake study within two academic discipline areas. A high degree of computer literacy is not an entry requirement. have at least three years’ practical experience. with an increasing focus on professionalism and ethics in accounting. Knowledge and Skills.This externally examined course is designed to give you the accounting knowledge. evening (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding £200 per paper Associated careers An accountancy qualification can increase your earning potential and put you on the fast track to the top in your chosen field. such as auditor general or government finance position. Entry requirements You should normally have a Second Class UK Honours degree or international equivalent. finance director in a multinational company. chief financial officer. Additionally international students are expected to have an English language qualification such as IELTS 6. with a minimum score of 6 in each element. and has a strong focus on professional values. The ACCA qualification embeds the global accounting education standards set by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). These comprise law. These skills are essential as the profession moves towards strengthened codes of conduct. you will complete 14 exams (nine of which are eligible for exemption). and financial management. director or partner in an accounting firm.

Westminster Business School is designated a Centre of Excellence by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). If English is not your first language. team members and colleagues overcome such barriers and capitalise on the strengths of a diverse workforce. Related courses Business Coaching and Mentoring at Work Postgraduate Certificate • Human Resource Development MA • Human Resource Management MA • International Human Resource Management MA Length of course Two-year. You will be able to recognise and understand the barriers facing managers within a diverse workforce. or overseas equivalent. The course is suitable for those in work looking to develop practical and theoretical knowledge about the impact of equalities and diversity on the management of human resources. part-time (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. The course has been approved by the CIPD as meeting the ‘Knowledge Criteria’ for Chartered Membership. You will also be able to make appropriate suggestions and develop suitable programmes to help management.ac. subject to the approval of the course leader. with a minimum score of 6 in each element.uk/fees Associated careers Past graduates have become HR professionals. and then build on that diversity to enhance organisational effectiveness. you will gain the professional level of either Associate or Chartered Membership. Course content Core modules: Assessment and Individual Differences at Work • Discrimination Law in Business • Dissertation • Information for Business Decisions • Managing Equalities and Diversity in Employment • Managing Human Resources • Organisational Analysis • Research Methods Option modules: Any other appropriate Level 7 module running within the WBS postgraduate portfolio. so that the organisation achieves its full potential. Opportunities for employment are available internationally or within the UK in both the private and public sectors as well as in voluntary organisations. you will need an IELTS score of 6.5. management consultants or academics. line managers. 100 . in a related field. and apply this knowledge to management problems and situations affecting professional practice. HUMAn RESOURCE MAnAGEMEnT Diversity and Equality in Employment MA This course will enable you to build a body of practical skills and theoretical knowledge – from the operational through the tactical to the strategic – around diversity issues that have an impact on the management of organisations. Those with extensive experience who do not possess a first degree can also be considered. This means that once you have successfully shown the CIPD relevant evidence of your practice in the workplace. Entry requirements You should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours). You will develop the skills and competencies to manage a diverse workforce. It will also benefit employees seeking to gain a thorough grounding in human resource management in a diverse business environment.

HUMAn RESOURCE MAnAGEMEnT 101 Human Resource Development MA . The course has been approved by the CIPD as meeting the ‘Knowledge Criteria’ for Chartered Membership. Entry requirements You should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours). internal and external consultants. You will be able to follow a number of career opportunities.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates can expect to find employment within HRD. management development specialists. or to continue their studies in HRD-related fields. It promotes creative and innovative thinking. Course content Core modules: Designing and Delivering Training • Dissertation • Learning and Development • Management Development • Managing Culture and Change • Managing Human Resources • Organisational Analysis • Research Methods Option modules: choose either Knowledge Management or any other appropriate Level 7 module running within the WBS postgraduate portfolio. managers. learning and development directors and managers. professional and personal development. This means that once you have successfully shown the CIPD relevant evidence of your practice in the workplace. either in the UK or abroad. You will then be able to apply this knowledge to management problems and situations affecting professional practice. and encourages originality in the application of knowledge. you will need an IELTS score of 6. The course combines academic. Six Sigma specialists and trainers. and enables comprehensive analysis of different approaches to the practice of HRD. Westminster Business School is designated a Centre of Excellence by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Related courses Business Coaching and Mentoring at Work Postgraduate Certificate • Diversity and Equality in Employment MA • Human Resource Management MA • International Human Resource Management MA Length of course One year.ac. Those with extensive experience who do not possess a first degree can also be considered. leaders and organisations. full-time or two-year. subject to the approval of the course leader. and previous students have become change management specialists. If English is not your first language. chief learning officers. It will enable you to build a body of practical skills and theoretical knowledge – from the operational through the tactical to the strategic – around human resource development (HRD) issues that have an impact on the management of organisations. You will have developed the competencies and critical thinking necessary to plan and manage human resource development strategies and interventions within a wide range of business management and development opportunities.5. you will gain the professional level of either Associate or Chartered Membership. part-time (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. with a minimum score of 6 in each element. facilitators. or overseas equivalent.This course is designed for people who are interested in developing employees. in a related field.

either in the UK or abroad. Design and Development • People Resourcing • Reward Management You will also choose two of the following option modules: Assessment and Individual Differences at Work • Comparative International HRM and Employee Relations • Designing and Delivering Training • Employment Law for HR Practitioners • International Personnel Management • Knowledge Management • Management Development • Managing Culture and Change • Managing Diversity and Equality in Employment • Strategic Personnel and Development Related courses Business Coaching and Mentoring at Work Postgraduate Certificate • Diversity and Equality in Employment MA • Human Resource Development MA • International Human Resource Management MA International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma) We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. choose any two from the following key modules: Employee Relations • Learning and Development • Organisational Analysis. or for more information visit kiclondon. the course will enable students to enhance their career prospects and marketability in the professional practice of HRM. civil servants. as well as those already working in the field and wanting to advance their careers. This means that once you have successfully shown the CIPD relevant evidence of your practice in the workplace. Building on your understanding of the theory and practice of human resource management (HRM) techniques. HR managers. compensation and benefits managers. Those with extensive experience who do not possess a first degree can also be considered. The course has been approved by the CIPD as meeting the ‘Knowledge Criteria’ for Chartered Membership. Students who complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. encouraging critical reflection on current HRM approaches. HR business partners /operations managers. Past students have gone on to become consultants (internal and external). Westminster Business School is designated a Centre of Excellence by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). PricewaterhouseCoopers and The Royal Household. with a minimum score of 6 in each element. change management specialists. or overseas equivalent.5. If English is not your first language. part-time (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster.ac. Course content Core modules: Dissertation • HRM in Context • Managing Human Resources • Research Methods • Skills of the Manager/Consultant Option modules. Cap Gemini. in a related field. and mediators. 102 . you will need an IELTS score of 6.org.uk Length of course One-year.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates can develop their careers within HRM. full-time or two-year. or continue their studies in HR-related fields. It will suit graduates intending to work in HR. the course provides a professionally focused and research-informed blend of academic and practical information. See p228. you will gain the professional level of either Associate or Chartered Membership. Providing a higher degree qualification in a well-established management area. Linklaters. HUMAn RESOURCE MAnAGEMEnT Human Resource Management MA This course offers interesting and challenging modules and options which will enable you to develop as a human resources (HR) professional and advisor. Organisations that have employed our students include the BBC. Entry requirements You should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours).

Westminster Business School is designated a Centre of Excellence by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). and mediators. Past students have gone on to become consultants (internal and external).This course will enable you to build a body of practical skills and theoretical knowledge. you will gain the professional level of either Associate or Chartered Membership. compensation and benefits managers. subject to the approval of the course leader. the course enhances your career prospects and marketability in the professional practice of International HRM. The course has been approved by the CIPD as meeting the ‘Knowledge Criteria’ for Chartered Membership. or overseas equivalent. with a minimum score of 6 in each element. Transport for London and Visa. You will be exposed to a wide range of contemporary perspectives on key developments in and around international human resource management (IHRM) and organisational analysis. Related courses Business Coaching and Mentoring at Work Postgraduate Certificate • Diversity and Equality in Employment MA • Human Resource Development MA • Human Resource Management MA International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma) We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. HUMAn RESOURCE MAnAGEMEnT 103 International Human Resource Management MA . You will explore relevant IHRM issues and what these mean for different groups of individuals and organisations at local. or continue their studies in HR-related fields. If English is not your first language. full-time (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. either in the UK or abroad. around the management of organisations within different international contexts. Companies that have employed our students include Cap Gemini. Design and Development • Research Methods Option modules: take either Human Resource Strategies for the International Manager or any other Level 7 module running within the WBS postgraduate portfolio. or for more information visit kiclondon.5. HR managers.ac. This means that once you have successfully shown the CIPD relevant evidence of your practice in the workplace. you will need an IELTS score of 6. civil servants. and then apply this knowledge to management problems and situations that affect professional practice. Course content Core modules: Comparative International HRM and Employee Relations • Dissertation • Information for Business Decisions • International Personnel Management • Managing Human Resources • Organisational Analysis. Students who complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees.org. Providing a higher degree qualification in a well-established management area. in a related field. providing access to a range of alternative views. from the operational through the tactical to the strategic. PricewaterhouseCoopers. Entry requirements You should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours).uk/fees Associated careers Graduates can find employment within HRM. Those with extensive experience who do not possess a first degree can also be considered.uk Length of course One year. See p228. change management specialists. national and international levels.

this course will give you a conceptual framework in which to explore these issues. a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies. You should be a member of the CIPD and/or have a Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management. Related courses CPD/short courses in HRM and related disciplines • Diversity and Equality in Employment MA • Fast Track to Licentiate Membership of CIPD • Human Resource Development MA • Human Resource Management MA • International Human Resource Management MA Length of course One-year. with a minimum score of 6 in each element. with substantial relevant experience in a variety of organisations. and on entry automatically carries 80 Masterslevel credits in recognition of prior learning and experience. four weekends per year Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. HUMAn RESOURCE MAnAGEMEnT Strategic Human Resource Management MA This course is designed for middle or senior managers with significant work experience within Human Resource Management (HRM) or a related business area. block mode. Applications will be considered in exceptional circumstances from those with substantial relevant experience but not the minimum academic qualifications. You should already be in employment. non-UK qualifications will be assessed against accreditation by the British Council /nARIC. This is a one-year course and attendance is in block mode – four weekends (Friday to Sunday) in October. If English is not your first language.ac. The remaining 100 credits required for the award will be attained by successful completion of the course. 104 . December.5. February and April. enabling you to enhance your career prospects and marketability at a senior level. It provides a higher degree qualification in a well-established management area. plus two optional one-day dissertation workshops. Course content Core modules: Dissertation • Managing Culture and Change • Strategic People Management and Development You will also have the opportunity to attend the annual one-day Westminster Business School HRM Conference.uk/fees Entry requirements The course is designed to top up existing qualifications and experience. or an equivalent qualification in a management or business-related discipline. whether in the public or private sectors. You will normally have at least five years’ relevant experience with an emphasis on middle and senior management expertise. As a manager looking to address issues related to the strategic direction of your organisation. you will need an IELTS score of 6.

This course aims to develop professionally competent. You may already have developed substantial knowledge.5 or equivalent. organisations are looking to newer developmental initiatives such as coaching and mentoring within a work environment. and candidates with extensive experience who do not possess a first degree can also be considered. HUMAn RESOURCE MAnAGEMEnT 105 Coaching and Mentoring at Work Postgraduate Certificate . If your first language is not English. non-UK academic qualifications will be assessed against accreditation by the British Council/nARIC. skilled and focused coaches and mentors who can go on to improve organisation effectiveness and performance.uk/fees Associated careers The course will appeal to internal or external HR specialists. On completing the Postgraduate Certificate. or intensive workshops twice a year Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster.In the rapidly growing markets of personal and professional development. you can apply for the European Mentoring and Coaching Council Practitioner Level Accreditation. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. occupational psychologists. Course content Core modules: Coaching and Mentoring Skills in Practice • Principles of Coaching and Mentoring at Work • Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring Length of course One year. and those who are already working in areas of mentoring and coaching. Entry requirements You should normally hold a first Honours degree in social science from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours). part-time. you will need an IELTS score of 6. or an equivalent recognised professional qualification. starting in September.ac. and social or natural sciences graduates who want to develop as coaches. in a business or social science-related discipline from an approved awarding body. It is also appropriate for business. experience and skills in a relevant field. and consultants wishing to extend their coaching and mentoring skills and knowledge. mentors and change agents. It will enable individuals to harness the potential that effective coaching and mentoring skills can offer. management. Coaching has become recognised as a great tool that can help organisations to harness their potential and fully develop the skills and abilities of their people.

It gives you a comprehensive business education and develops the skills and mindset you need for effective leadership. and at least three years’ supervisory or managerial work experience.5 (with a minimum of 6. which is accredited by the Association of MBAs. and are practise focused. business developer. or for more information visit kiclondon. national Health Service. Our MBA graduates have gone on to careers in a wide range of roles.MAnAGEMEnT Master of Business Administration MBA The MBA course is designed to equip you with the knowledge. led by members of the Business School’s highly trained. Sidel UK Ltd. Hayes. Lewisham Council.0 in each element) or a recognised equivalent. corporate project manager. Employers of our graduates have included EMAP Ltd.org. 106 . offering work placement opportunities and mentoring initiatives.ac. nHS manager. If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6. freelance consultant. Course content Core modules: Accounting and Financial management • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility • Data Analysis for Business Decisions • Dissertation and Research Methods • Economics and Business Environment • Leadership and Professional Development • Managing Change • Managing Operations and Information • Marketing Management and Strategy • Organisations and People Management • Strategic Management Option modules. Transport for London and UBS Investment Bank. We offer a full range of careers support services to our MBA students and alumni. Ministry of Justice. depending on circumstances. subject to a satisfactory interview. This course. commercial director. you may be asked to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and achieve a score of 550. The courses can be taken full-time over 12 months or part-time over 24 months.uk Length of course One-year. is aimed at professionals with at least three years’ work experience. part-time (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. Entry requirements You should normally have a good undergraduate degree awarded by a UK university (or an overseas equivalent). full-time or two-year. including business analyst. choose two from: Digital Marketing* • Financial Strategy • Foresight and Future Studies • Information and Knowledge Management in the Organisation* • Innovation and Entrepreneurship* • Project Management • Social Entrepreneurship* • Sustainability* • Systems Dynamics* * subject to approval Related courses International Business and Management MA • Management MA International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma) We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who have an appropriate level of work experience but do not quite meet our MBA academic entry requirements. Students who complete their KIC London course will be able to progress to the MBA. skills and confidence needed to become an effective senior manager in today’s rapidly changing business environment. See p228.uk/fees Associated careers The MBA is a journey that prepares you to become a more imaginative and effective manager. or professional qualification. expert faculty. and through career development activities we will assist you at every step of that journey to evolve your own leadership style and philosophy. operations manager and transport manager. You will normally be interviewed and. Teaching takes place in small groups.

This course emphasises the business perspectives of IT management. You may also be considered without these qualifications. or if you are a manager wishing to develop specialist technology skills. Course content Core modules: Enterprise Data Management • Management Dimensions of Information • Managing the Digital Enterprise • Project Management for IT • Web Resource Management Project modules. if you can show evidence of extensive work experience in the field. MAnAGEMEnT 107 Digital Enterprise Management MSc . covering business and management issues as well as the use of IT for competitive advantage. choose one of the following: Information Management Project (which is a research-type project) • Web Server Management Project (which is a practical project) Option modules.ac. Alternatively. It will enable you to develop a broad range of the business. particularly if you aim to be working in a managerial or organisational role rather than a practical technical post. full-time (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster.uk/fees Associated careers The course is designed to enable you to develop skills in the management of technology. other qualifications which include a significant academic content – such as professional qualifications in law or accounting – may be considered. you will need an IELTS score of 6. This course is suitable for those with first degrees in subjects such as business information technology or computing.For many organisations business is increasingly conducted globally and online. technical and managerial skills that are highly regarded by employers. It is appropriate if you are looking to move into management from technical areas.5. As a result there is a need for key people who can understand and manage the technologies required. with a minimum score of 6 in each element. If English is not your first language. choose two of the following: Technical options – Decision Support for Managers • The Networked Enterprise • Web Application Development Business/management-oriented options: Business Process Integration with SAP • E-Government • Leading the Knowledge-Based Organisation • Managing Technology Services Related courses Information Management and Finance MSc • Purchasing and Supply Chain Management MSc Length of course One-year. Entry requirements You should normally have a Second Class UK Honours degree or overseas equivalent.

and a significant increase in economic migration have made the study of international business and management increasingly relevant. Students who complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. the relocation of production and services. France and your second semester in London. See p228. This course attracts a significant number of international students and reflects the main areas of international business. Exceptionally. On this programme you will study your first semester in Paris. or international equivalent. MAnAGEMEnT International Business and Management MA Easier communication. or government. or as international finance specialists. while other graduates develop their careers with international charities and other non-governmental organisations (nGO).org. and also gives you the chance to develop your knowledge and management skills so that you can pursue a career in multinational companies. overseas trade and any international organisation in general management. It integrates theoretical knowledge with practical enterprise skills in a global context. The course content is similar to that for the London-only degree. with a minimum score of 6 in each element. choose one module from the University’s postgraduate programme. non-graduates with significant practitioner experience of marketing and/or marketing communications can also be considered. If English is not your first language. or for more information visit kiclondon. you will need an IELTS score of 6.uk/fees Associated careers Our international courses develop your knowledge and management skills to enable you to pursue a career in multinational companies. more efficient international transportation. subject to approval by the course leader. Entry requirements You should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours).5. 108 .uk Length of course One-year. overseas trade and international organisations. Related courses International Business and Management MA • International Business Economics MA • International Development Management MA • International Finance MA International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma) We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Course content Core modules: Aspects of Marketing Management • Human Resource Strategies for the International Manager • Information Management • International Business Policy • Managerial Accounting • Project • Research Methods • The International Economy Option modules. There is also an opportunity to take the course as part of a collaborative programme with CIECE-Groupe ESCE. and all teaching will be in English.ac. Many graduates return to their home countries and are employed in developing international business opportunities. full-time (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. or in relevant aspects of the economics of international business.

This course is aimed at those who work. in developing economies. The course reflects the main functional areas of international development and management. overseas trade and any international organisation in general management.Countries around the world face great challenges in the context of global economic change. with a minimum score of 6 in each element. while other graduates develop their careers with international charities and other non-governmental organisations (nGO). you will need an IELTS score of 6. Course content Core modules: Data Management • Development Theory and Practice • Human Resource Strategies for the International Manager • International Development Finance • Managing Development Projects • Project • Research Methods • The International Economy Option modules. See p228. particularly transition economies and developing countries coming to terms with structural change and globalisation.5. Students who complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. or seek to work. presents a formidable but very rewarding task. or as international finance specialists. You may also become a member of the Development Studies Association (DSA). reduces deprivation and achieves sustainable development. Entry requirements You should normally hold a first degree in a related discipline from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent). or government.ac. full-time (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. Many graduates return to their home countries and are employed in developing international business opportunities.org. choose one from: Financial Planning and Control • Managerial Accounting Related courses International Business and Management MA • Management MA • MBA International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma) We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. or in relevant aspects of the economics of international business. in a way that raises living standards. development agencies or international nGOs such as the United nations and The World Bank.uk/fees Associated careers Our international courses develop your knowledge and management skills to enable you to pursue a career in multinational companies. Management of this process. non-graduates with significant relevant work experience can also be considered. You will need to complete a project or dissertation which will give you an opportunity to undertake a serious piece of research. blending both the theoretical and practical elements to give you key knowledge and skills in both development studies and management. or for more information visit kiclondon.uk Length of course One-year. MAnAGEMEnT 109 International Development Management MA . This course particularly prepares you for a career in government departments. If English is not your first language. Exceptionally. or a good more general degree (minimum Upper Second Class Honours or international equivalent). or who wish to develop their careers within the support organisations for the developing world.

110 . Course content Core modules: Analysis of the Business Environment • Financial Analysis for Managers • Human Resource Management • Information Management • Managing Products and Services • Organisational Analysis • Project • Research Methods • Strategic Management Related courses International Business and Management MA • International Business Economics MA International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma) We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements.ac.MAnAGEMEnT Management MA This course is designed to develop the general management skills and abilities you need in the rapidly changing economic environment. full-time or two-year. If English is not your first language. the emphasis evolves from operation to strategy.org. Students who complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. or equivalent work experience. including financial services. (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. See p228. As the course progresses. human resources. When you graduate from the course you will be equipped to pursue a career in specialist areas of business. Entry requirements You should have a first degree. the Corporate Management Institute (CMI). the course will develop your analysis. sales and marketing. or for more information visit kiclondon. As well as giving you the underpinning knowledge and understanding required to operate effectively in a managerial role.uk Length of course One-year. Procter & Gamble and Unilever. part-time. in a variety of roles and functions. Our graduates are employed in companies such as Accenture. If you do not have formal qualifications. problem-solving and proactive-thinking skills. or a professional qualification recognised to be of an equivalent standard to a degree. Students who successfully complete the MA Management become members of the chartered corporate body. but you have at least five years’ relevant work experience.5. you will need an IELTS score of 6. with a minimum score of 6 in each element. operations. you may also be considered for entry to the course at the discretion of the course leader.uk/fees Associated careers Our graduates are employed in both multinational organisations and small and medium size enterprises.

Organisations need professionals with the knowledge and skills to identify problems and develop solutions within both purchasing and the wider supply chain. This course will give you an advanced programme of study in the area, informed by leading research within purchasing and supply chain management. Course content The course addresses the strategic role of purchasing and supply chain management within the organisation, the impact of changes in the regulatory and policy environment on the supply chain, and new technologies and techniques available to address current and future problems in the supply chain. You will develop your knowledge of best practice in the field, and the importance of business process and activity integration to support this. Core modules: Financial Analysis for Managers • Logistics and the External Environment • Management Dimensions of Information • Purchasing Management • Research Methods and Project • Retail Supply Chain Management Option modules: Business Process Integration with SAP • Green Logistics and Procurement • Project Management using PRINCE 2 • Public Procurement Related courses Digital Enterprise Management MSc • Information Management and Finance MSc • Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma) We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. See p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk

Length of course One-year, full-time or two-year, part-time (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster.ac.uk/fees Associated careers You will acquire the qualities needed to either advance in your current employment, or gain new employment in today’s complex and demanding environment where sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative are sought. After completing this course, areas of work that you could consider would include operations management, purchasing and contract management, and supply chain planning and development. Alternatively, you might want to continue into research or further study. Entry requirements Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours) or international equivalent, and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years’ relevant professional experience will also be considered. Directly relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operations research. However, students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element.

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Marketing communications covers the selection and application of the main communication tools available to an organisation in pursuit of its marketing goals. This work is often carried out by specialist agencies, and involves both strategic thinking and the development of creative solutions. It calls for a blend of research-based knowledge with the practice of high-level, often extremely creative, skills. The ultimate aim of the course is to enhance your career advancement prospects through knowledge of how to apply academic learning to best marketing practice. The course embeds the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s (CIM’s) Introductory Certificate in Marketing, to provide a firm grounding in the basics of marketing. It also gives you CIM membership while you are studying. Course content The course covers the main marketing communication techniques and provides you with a sufficient foundation in marketing to enable you to work easily with people involved throughout the marketing management process. Core modules: Advertising Management and Brand Delivery • Analysis and Strategy for Marketing Communications • Buyer Behaviour • Direct and Interactive Marketing Management • Integrated Marketing Communications Campaign Planning Project • Managing Marketing Communications • Marketing and Media Research • Public Relations and Reputation Management • Sales Promotion and Management • Specialist Marketing Internships Related courses Marketing Management MA/MSc • Marketing Strategy and Communications MSc • MBA International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma) We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. See p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk Length of course One-year, full-time (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster.ac.uk/fees Associated careers The alumni of our marketing courses are in high-level jobs around the world in marketing, media and communications organisations. This Masters tends to lead to a career in the communications areas of marketing in agencies or enterprises, while graduates of the Marketing Management MA/MSc courses will be seeking marketing management roles within client organisations or marketing services agencies in the UK, overseas or global business environments. This course may also be applicable for those who see their marketing career with a company involved in technical or financial products. Entry requirements You should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours), or international equivalent. Exceptionally, non-graduates with significant practitioner experience of marketing and/or marketing communications can also be considered. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element.

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These two courses offer a strategic perspective on marketing management, a discipline that is increasingly seen as critical to success in achieving business goals, and as a core function in many organisations. The courses will enable you to develop a strategic perspective, and broaden your existing understanding of marketing and its integration into an overall corporate strategy and structure. You will also hone your capacity for analysing complex marketing and business situations and reaching decisions on appropriate courses of action, and also improve your career prospects in marketing and general business areas. Successful completion of the course allows maximum exemptions from the Professional Diploma exams of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Course content Core modules: Buyer Behaviour • Marketing Communications • Marketing Dissertation Project • Marketing Research • Product, Brand and Pricing Management • Routes to Market (core for MA only) • Strategic Marketing • The Effective Marketing Manager Option modules – MSc students: Data Management • Decision Support for Managers • Financial Analysis for Managers • Information and Project Management • Leading the Knowledge-Based Organisation • Managing Technology Services • Managing the Digital Enterprise • Marketing Dissertation Project Related courses International Business and Management MA • Management MA • Marketing Communications MA • Marketing Strategy and Communications MSc • MBA International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma) We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. See p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk

Length of course One-year, full-time (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster.ac.uk/fees Associated careers The alumni of our marketing courses are in high-level jobs around the world in marketing, media and communications organisations. These Masters tends to lead to marketing management careers within client organisations or marketing services agencies in the UK, overseas or global business environments, while the Marketing Communications MA prepares you more for a career in the communications areas of marketing in agencies or enterprises. The Marketing Management MSc is particularly appropriate for those with a BSc first degree with a scientific, financial or quantitative basis, but who wish to develop their skills for a role in marketing. This course may also be applicable for those who see their marketing career with a company involved in technical or financial products. Entry requirements You should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours), or international equivalent. Exceptionally, non-graduates with significant practitioner experience of marketing and/or marketing communications can also be considered. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element.

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weekends and summer school. and demonstrate a high level of leadership and influence. Students who have achieved these awards will be given 60 Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APCL) credits and transferred onto the Masters course. We are one of the first universities in a specially selected network to deliver this innovative course as an accredited study centre. Course content Core modules – the first four modules constitute the CIM Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (Stage 1): Analysis and Decision • Emerging Themes • Managing Corporate Reputation • Marketing Leadership and Planning After successfully completing the remaining five modules you will achieve your Marketing Strategy and Communications MSc: Advertising Management and Brand Delivery • Buyer Behaviour • Direct and Interactive Marketing • Integrated Marketing Communications Campaign Planning Project/Dissertation • Research Methods and PDP (parts 1 and 2) You may either opt to take the IMC Campaign Project or a more traditional dissertation. In some cases the University may ask the candidate to obtain or demonstrate evidence of this level of proficiency in English. Entry requirements Candidates will have achieved the CIM Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. We will draw heavily on our internationally renowned full-time Marketing Communications programme. A maximum of 50 per cent of credits for a named award can be obtained by APCL. To address this need. and marketers need to be able to demonstrate strength in the boardroom with strategic abilities and skills as well as first class expertise in marketing communications. prior to acceptance. The IMC Campaign Project is a one-to-one. You may then progress onto the Masters degree to achieve a Masters award from the University of Westminster – hence two separate but linked awards. After successful completion of the CIM’s modules you will receive the CIM Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. and the course team has a wealth of experience of working in the marketing sector. You will develop the skills and knowledge to make a significant contribution to your organisation’s corporate and business strategy. Related courses Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing • Marketing Communications MA • Marketing Management MA/MSc Length of course Two-year. as well as being experienced tutors. normally. The course will be delivered through a combination of evenings. depending on your prior knowledge and experience. For a more marketing strategy based or marketing management approach you may choose a dissertation in the area of marketing strategy and communications. this new and exciting course has been developed using both the new qualifications of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the University of Westminster’s own modules. supervisor-supported module that gives you the opportunity to identify and work for ‘legal’ organisations of your choice. and the assessment strategy includes group and individual assignments. The decision for this process lies with the course leader in conjunction with the WBS APCL co-ordinator. weekends and evenings (January start available) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. Some candidates may be able to apply for APCL credits against CIM qualifications already in their possession and/or modules passed on other Marketing Masters degrees. either through the new 2009 syllabus or the 2004 Diploma. 114 . (ie 90 out of 180 required at Masters level). You will need to apply your course learning to a real-life situation by drafting a budgeted and time-scaled campaign plan for a chosen organisation. In all cases.5. marketing communications and media organisations around the world.uk/fees Associated careers Many of our graduates go into higher level senior management positions in marketing. part-time. work-based learning and personal development planning (PDP). examinations. contribute to board decisions. students need to have enrolled on the course before a claim for APCL can be assessed. present concisely at board level. This ensures that you draw on your own work experience and organisation to aid your personal development.ac.MARKETInG Marketing Strategy and Communications MSc The world of marketing is changing. It is assumed that candidates who have completed a CIM Diploma will possess English language ability equivalent to an IELTS score of at least 6. the decision rests with the admissions tutor or course leader. We have a student-centred approach to teaching and learning. The degree represents a two-stage process. making it possible for you to complete your studies in 24 months or less. The course is designed to enable you to make the transition into strategic management. and work across more functions at a senior management level.

you will have access to a range of specialist guest speakers as well as the expertise of our academic staff. For more information on this course. from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and delivered by the University of Westminster. By the end of the course. The CIM’s Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing focuses on strategic issues. webinars and podcasts in order to promote a student-centred learning experience. The course uses a combination of lectures. and are looking to make the transition into higher level management. group work. or a degree in business with half of the credits gained in marketing. Course content Core modules: Analysis and Decision • Emerging Themes • Managing Corporate Reputation • Marketing Leadership and Planning Related courses Marketing Strategy and Communications MSc Length of course Four-month. You may currently be a marketing manager. this course offers you the opportunity to update your knowledge and skills and enhance your career progression.uk/fees Associated careers It is anticipated that students will enter into senior management positions (probably at board level) in marketing. and make a significant contribution towards an organisation’s corporate and business strategy. and who wish to improve their professional credibility as a marketer. Delivery of the course is designed to accommodate your availability through a combination of weekends. The course.uk/wbs MARKETInG 115 Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (Stage 1) . is aimed at marketing professionals who are middle/ senior managers aspiring to attain roles at director level and beyond. During the course. evenings and summer school classes and tutorials. part-time (weekends and evenings) Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. or a first degree in marketing. You will be able to contribute to board decisions.ac. knowledge and experience.In a rapidly changing environment. marketing communications and media organisations around the world. you can progress on to our Marketing Strategy and Communications MSc. business development manager or work in strategic marketing or brand management. case studies. and demonstrate a high level of leadership and influence. You should also have a range of relevant work experience gained through working in senior positions in the marketing and marketing services sector. You will develop a work-based project which will demonstrate your insight. On completing this course. you will be ready to make the transition into strategic management. please visit westminster.ac. work cross-functionally at a senior management level. where the emphasis on professional standards and competence is key to survival. seminars. Entry requirements normally you will be expected to have the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing (either 2003 syllabus or 2009 syllabus) or the CIM Advanced Certificate in Marketing.

married with the creative element as well. it prepared you for going into the entertainment industry. but I always wanted to go into the music business side of things. The course. and being able to network with them. so I came to London to do the Music Business Management MA at Westminster.” “I really enjoyed doing my degree in classical. were what drew me to the University. not just into music.” albert HoGan. On a weekly basis I was meeting the movers and shakers in the music industry. I couldn’t do what I’m doing now without my Masters course. and the connections it has with the music industry.CREATIVE ARTS “I couldn’t do what I’m doing now without my Masters course. which was really crucial – it led to my original job here at Disney. piano and music technology in Ireland. and I use them in my job every day. The course was very well-rounded. and my Masters gave me the business skills I needed to be in project management. So things like financial accounting. and London is clearly the place to be to get involved in the music industry – a lot of the teaching staff have an industry background. law and looking at marketing in much greater detail have been really beneficial. IRELAnD MUSIC BUSInESS MAnAGEMEnT MA 116 . I had a lot of straightforward music knowledge from my undergraduate studies.

digital media.The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) is Westminster’s internationally reputed research group in the creative arts. foundations. Arts and Design website at westminster. If you are interested in pursuing a PhD with CREAM. and our researchers have exhibited and curated work at a variety of national and international venues including Tate Modern. photographic history. There are currently around 35 researchers and 30 doctoral students based at the Centre. film. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise CREAM was ranked as London’s top art and design research department. and industry. We are a pioneer of practice-based moving image PhDs in the UK. Supported by the active contribution of our lively community of artists and researchers.uk/mad CREATIVE ARTS 117 RESEARCH IN CREATIVE ARTS . visual arts and music. Among them are editors of five leading arts and scholarly journals. We have won numerous awards from research councils. and a founder member of the international AVPhD network. visit the School of Media. Tate Britain and the V&A. The Centre ranges across the disciplines of photography. including art criticism. CREAM has an international and multicultural profile and (together with our colleagues in Westminster’s top-rated media research centre CAMRI) has established an Africa Media Centre and an India Media Centre. CREAM offers excellent academic and pastoral support for its talented international cohort of students. theory and practice. with 100 per cent of our research internationally recognised. music composition.ac. CREAM focuses on cross-disciplinary research that shapes debates about practice. including Art Monthly. and many of our doctoral students are doing their PhD by practice.uk). ceramic history and installation. new media arts. documentary and experimental film. For more information about Creative Arts courses. the doctoral programme in CREAM is at the cutting edge of theory and practice based research. ceramics. contact Dr Tom Corby (E: corbyt@westminster.ac. and sculptural and architectural installation. and 75 per cent rated as excellent or world leading. Our researchers are internationally recognised for their work in a variety of subjects areas.

editor. and interviewed in person or by phone. and you devise and develop it supported by research-active supervisors from the School of Media. through the development of critical writing focused on the personal project. which explores sustainability and environment. CD-ROM. full-time. or social). installation. the course has built on the diversity of our creative and critical expertise in combinations of three key areas: • time-based work. Course content Your project forms the centre of your studies. digital imaging. Option Module (20 credits) – chosen from a wide variety of courses in the University. You are assessed on your portfolio of work (digital or physical) and project proposal. three and four dimensions. at thinkingpractices. normally two-year. presentations and tutorials. animation. You will need to be highly self-motivated. camera person. or other work in the cultural industries. sound and performance. fusions between traditional and new technologies. visiting speakers. and socially engaged and situated practices • working across two. You will learn to develop a professional-quality project that proceeds from research and experimentation to public manifestation. sculpture and moving image. web or graphic designer.uk/fees Associated careers Animator. ceramics.com Critical Review (20 credits) – an opportunity to develop a self-reflective perspective. providing it is at MA level. teacher.wordpress. design photography. from the analytical to the poetic. but up to five years Location Harrow Fees and funding See westminster. technical facility centres. interactive digital media. and undertake individual research from the start. Responding to demand for practice-based opportunities. researcher. Entry requirements You will need a good first degree or equivalent.5 or equivalent). from standard referencing and web search to action research and visual experimentation. seminars. See blog. Your individual skills will be enhanced by an excellent supporting programme of technical workshops. virtual. using blogging. The core elements of the course are: Project 1 (40 credits) and Project 2 (60 credits) – experimentation and development of a creative project. part-time. freelance artist or media practitioner. or a substantial body of personal work. Related courses Design for Communication MA • Photographic Studies MA Length of course One-year. video. in areas including painting. 118 . ART AnD DESIGn Art and Media Practice MA This innovative project-based course focuses on new fusions of art practice. including film.ac. You should have an understanding of critical issues in art or media debates and be able to contribute to discussions and written work in English at an appropriate level (an IELTS score of 6. group discussions and presentations. Thinking Practices (20 credits) – a forum for ideas and debates that inform art and media practices. It encourages you to develop your creative work across a broad spectrum of art and media practices within the context of contemporary critical debates. lecturer. Arts and Design. followed by its completion and siting in the public domain with all the support described above as well as the following: Research Methods (20 credits) – introduction to a wide range of research processes suitable for practice-based projects. websites and interactive installation • art in the public domain (whether physical.

It is essential that applicants have a good command of spoken and written English language (an IELTS score of 6. building on your expertise and potential to be influential within the visual communication industry. Home applicants will be asked to attend an interview with the course team. Students with other first degrees will be considered. and a practice in visual art or design. working in collaboration with them and using their advice and expertise in the ongoing development of the programme.5 or equivalent). through a process of analysis. the course aims to help you develop analytical skills and generate conceptual thinking that will prepare you for high-level professional practice. Core modules: Business for Design • Critical Debates in Design • Design Project A • Design Project B • Design Research Methods • Major Project/Exhibition Related courses Art and Media Practice MA Length of course One-year.ac. Overseas students will be asked to submit a portfolio either by post or electronically. animation. It is an ambitious programme for students who want to realise their creative potential and self-reliance. digital media and illustration. ART AnD DESIGn 119 Design for Communication MA . Entry requirements You should normally have a good first degree or a professional qualification in an area of art.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates from this course will be well placed to work across all sectors of the design and visual communications industries. There is a broad scope of activities on the course. working as freelance or small business operators in the challenging and changing world of the creative communication industries. bringing together key subject disciplines in visual communication including graphic design. It encompasses issues central to contemporary design practice such as design authorship and social engagement. and with input from industry professionals. Course content This is an industry-focused course. design or visual media. It also offers strong links to new media industries. Taught by practising designers. but will be required to show evidence that they possess some knowledge of. or to work on a freelance basis within this lively and expanding sector. You will have the knowledge and background to consider setting up your own design company.This course reflects the multidisciplinary nature of contemporary communication. and the practical testing and implementation of creative ideas. experimentation. full-time Location Harrow Fees and funding See westminster. from traditional graphic skills to future communication delivery methods.

Course content This course equips you for a business management career in the domestic or international fashion industry. retail management or distribution/manufacturing background. the course offers an innovative and relevant fashion business curriculum that focuses on preparing your entry into senior roles in business and management within the industry. You should have a First or Upper Second in your first degree in any subject. leadership and problem-solving skills required for entrepreneurial and visionary retail leaders of the future. full-time Location Harrow and central London (Cavendish) Fees and funding See westminster. well-grounded. combined with a strong underpinning of key business skills and essential fashion industry management knowledge. talented and committed professional fashion graduates. It is firmly in the University’s tradition of fashion in its commitment to excellence in developing highly effective. The course offers inside knowledge of industry strategies and cultures on a global basis. clearer and more relevant understanding of the business you are already involved in. graduates may enter senior management positions and move up the career ladder. although three years’ experience is preferred. Delivered by a teaching team with a wide range of experience both in industry and academia.uk/fees Associated careers The course is designed to attract applicants with a recognised design. Working closely with fashion industry professionals. fashion organisations and industry role models and mentors.ac. Entry requirements Entry to the course is based on a combination of formal qualifications and significant industry experience. FASHIOn Fashion Business Management MA The course aims to provide the strategic decision-making. 120 . you will receive a relevant. Core modules: Finance • Leadership • Managing Change • Marketing • Strategy • Supply Chain Management and Sourcing The Major Business Project completes the course. This will enable you to have a wider. providing you with the opportunity to present original research. With guidance from the academics and professionals in this field. high-quality education and skill base. as well as a minimum of two years’ working experience in the fashion industry after graduation. Length of Course One-year.

Teaching and learning also takes place through practical workshops. You learn by undertaking practical modules. lectures. Students receive seed funding for their Major Project. full-time or two-year. and candidates from other backgrounds (such as fine art) who have been working with the moving image can also apply. equipping you to launch or continue your career as a director in film and TV. critical and creatively challenging environment. Film-related graduates who can demonstrate innovation in their approach to storytelling and screen narrative. Entry requirements Applications will be considered from film graduates with one year’s industry experience. the process of developing. Each student directs a 10-12 minute Major Project short film over the summer on a film or digital format determined by content and budget. and you are mentored by experienced. practising directors and other industry practitioners. part-time. The research skills. Culture and Industry MA. EU or overseas. Candidates whose professional experience may be credited as equivalent to the above qualifications through the University’s APEL systems will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The course enables you to study with other emerging and experienced directors. It is intended for innovative and talented emerging directors who are seeking to explore and develop an individual approach and the necessary skills to direct film and TV. starting January Location Harrow Fees and funding See westminster.This intensive course is devised. industry professionals and academics. The two theory modules are provided by academics with considerable teaching and research expertise from Westminster’s internationally acclaimed and long-established Film and Television: Theory. Course content The course is all about directing. shot on Mini DV with professional actors. Culture and Industry MA • Screenwriting and Producing for Film and Television MA Length of Course One-year. as well as the teamwork skills can all be applied to other professional roles within the industry. but the budget is primarily from individual financing. These elements lay the foundations for future professional practice. Mise En Scene and Storytelling • Theory Module 1 and 2 Related courses Film and Television: Theory. Core modules: Developing Material • Major Project • Performance. the two theory modules are chosen from this course. FILM 121 Directing for Film and Television MA . within a supportive.ac. mentored and taught by experienced practising film and television directors. seminars. software skills. through exercises and directorial challenges.uk/fees Associated careers You will develop a thorough knowledge of the concepts of directing and develop your own contacts within the industry. or placement study from UK. while recent film graduates without experience will be considered on merit. master classes and group or individual tutorials. These video workshops are deconstructed and reviewed through staff and fellow student feedback.

or be expecting. and several have progressed to doctoral studies in the UK and abroad. Distribution and Exhibition • The Hollywood Studio System • The World Film Business Theory – Authorship. Part-time students You have from two to five years to complete the degree. distribution. In addition to theoretical.000 words) consists of some preparatory sessions in Semesters 1 and 2. Past and present students are employed in the film and TV sectors. exhibitors and in organising film festivals. Students have taken the course to develop and expand their teaching careers. as small-scale producers and film and video makers.ac. industry and theory – though you are not required to follow any particular pathway in the choice of modules you make. You must complete six taught modules and can take one module at a time from those on offer. while other modules will be available during the day at the Harrow Campus. cultural and critical dimensions. 122 . each requiring written research essays or projects for assessment.5 or equivalent. or ‘double up’ and complete your studies more rapidly.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates have found employment in small- and large-scale film and television companies. you will need an IELTS score of 6. executives and film educators.FILM Film and Television: Theory. previous relevant experience. from some of the following: Culture – European Cinema since 1945 • Issues in British Film Culture • Television Drama • Television Comedy Industry – Cinema: Distribution and Exhibition • Experimental Film. write and complete after you have completed the taught modules. Entry requirements You should possess. researchers. as producers. If your first language is not English. Genre and Realism • Documentary Film: Issues and Progressions • Experimental Film Theory and Practice • Structuralism and Psychoanalysis All students have a free choice from among the modules on offer in each semester. for greater convenience to part-time students. in all levels of film and TV education. from mainstream commercial productions to alternative. and it retains its strong reputation within the film sector. three in Semester 1 and three in Semester 2. programmers. exhibition and marketing. the course offers an overview of the international film industry – both historic and contemporary. the only core (compulsory) module for you to take is the final Research Thesis module. This is an option-based course offering students the opportunity to choose from the range of modules from three pathways – culture. experimental and independent film. Not all of these modules are liable to be on offer in any one year but you will have plenty of modules to choose from. distributors. video and digital work. and as academic researchers and doctoral students. and all students embark upon a 10. and is completed of it during the summer period. You have two semesters to complete the Research Thesis module. part-time Location Harrow and central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. You will need fluent written and spoken English to study at postgraduate level. exceptionally. Course content The course is built on a series of taught modules. The Research Thesis Module (10-12. a good undergraduate degree or. No taught module is compulsory. It investigates production.000-word research thesis in an area of their specialist interest to complete their studies. on film-related magazines and journals. Culture and Industry MA This is the longest-running postgraduate course in the country in the study of film and television. full-time or two to five years. or working for larger organisations and TV companies as script consultants. Full-time students You will take six taught modules. which you research. Some modules will be on offer in the evenings at Regent Campus. Related courses Directing in Film and Television MA • Screenwriting and Producing for Film and Television MA Length of course One-year.

You will normally be interviewed. full-time or two-year. collaborative story development. In this instance. a relevant professional qualification. script editors. analysing scripts. feature film scripts. and our visiting lecturers are made up of the best and most successful in the business. and pitch directly to production companies. towards the major projects (feature film scripting and development) in the second. Partnerships between writers and producers on major projects are actively encouraged. creative writing. short scripts. We develop work in small groups and pitch direct to UK and US production companies and agents. Entry requirements You should have a good first degree. treatments. producers. The ethos of the course is to shorten the odds of getting your films made and distributed.ac. submitting a portfolio of relevant work. All our staff are active film makers. drama. Core modules: Art and Screenplay Writing • Contemporary Production Practice • Major Project Research • Major Project Development • Major Project Completion • Narrative Forms • Script Editing • Specialist Skills in Screenwriting The course starts in January with a 13-week semester. or substantial screenwriting. For the part-time course. a prospective screenwriter and producer wish to apply and work together on joint projects. slate building strategy: our course insists that you park your student identity at the door. You will develop work in small collaborative groups. such as Tim Bevan. Once you start. rewriting ‘successful’ screenplays) and never indulge in theory for its own sake. directors. jointly produced material may also be considered as part of the portfolio. directors or agents. Culture and Industry MA Length of course One-year. screenwriters. part-time Location Harrow Fees and funding See westminster. you’re a professional and enjoying opportunities that many independents would kill to get. script-editing or production experience.uk/fees Bursaries are available to successful EU applicants Associated careers Creative producers. Collaborative applications will be encouraged where. Course content Pitching. and then a further 13-week semester dominated by aggressive rewriting. Related courses Directing for Film and Television MA • Film and Television: Theory. Self-directed work follows during the summer. script editors. the course is appropriate for anyone intending to tell stories in the medium of film and TV. David Parfitt. This is a course designed for those with talent and commitment – those determined to make the most of their abilities – whether as screenwriters. although you will be individually assessed at the interview. production folders. there will be a progression from taught modules incorporating small assignments in the first year. We learn through practice and illustration (watching movies.This course builds on the University’s highly prestigious Film and TV Production BA Honours that has produced generations of industry professionals. for example. including Oscar winners. and Bruce Robinson. step outlines. FILM 123 Screenwriting and Producing for Film and Television MA .

remixing and mastering in stereo and surround. It gives you the opportunity to develop team practice while acquiring theoretical and practical knowledge of media economics. Course content Applied Innovation and Interactive Design introduces you to associated programming packages for multimedia applications.uk/fees Associated careers Audio and audiovisual producer. interactive design teams. full-time or two-year. enabling you to produce work to industry standards. ADR. self-determined. film and multimedia facilities built and equipped to the highest standards. an Appleaccredited training centre and a Skillset Media Academy. You should be able to discuss how the course enables you to build towards a new area of creative activity and employment. a new teaching recording studio. education. including APRS. sound design. Programming and Audio Design for Animation offers a detailed approach to the digital manipulation of audio data. which demonstrates your ability to work in audio at a high level. Entrepreneurship and Finance for Creative Industries is a shared module with students on the Music Business Management MA course. Foley artist. Entry requirements You will need to have a portfolio of audio and/or audiovisual production works. and entrepreneurship in the creative industries. A good first degree is desirable. including location recording. TV. original and inventive project. radio. radio production. enhanced and redefined. sound engineer. and is the JAMES National Regional Centre – London. creation of sound and synth libraries. film trailer assembly and surround mix. radio programme. computer games and small apps. Audio Production MA students can reach the highest level in the creative use of audio. Designed to meet and exceed professional standards. 124 . theories and professional production practices. It develops into a study brief incorporating the construction of a radio drama.ac. part-time Location Harrow Fees and funding See westminster. The course allows you to explore and expand as a creative artist while achieving control and experience of professional audio environment. the University’s Harrow Campus includes 13 professional recording studios (three surround studios). Related courses Music Business Management MA Length of Course One-year. It is accredited by the leading industry bodies. The Masters stage: This is your opportunity to negotiate a large-scale. music and audio post for film and broadcast media. sound designer. although applicants with strong portfolio and professional industry experience will be considered. exploring how creative ideas and new technologies can be combined. and sound design for animation. Music Production and Cultural Theory (Semester One and Two) develops your professional practice through in-depth understanding of both practical and theoretical aspects of music recording and production processes. and a substantial piece of sound-to-picture work. audio and audiovisual post production specialist. location recording and Foley. and explores innovative sound design techniques for a range of interactive media platforms including web applications. Music Lab and an array of TV. based upon several areas explored in the taught stage of the course.MUSIC Audio Production MA This well-established Masters is the world-leading course in audio production. film and multimedia. programmer. including mixing. As the major media education site in Europe. This innovative course develops your creative abilities in audio across music production. post-production. composer. location recordist. radio. financial management. Audio Visual Production and Cultural Theory (Semester One and Two) focuses on the creative applications of technology. highly regarded both nationally and internationally. all supported by a robust understanding of the technologies involved.

Many of our graduates are working in the music industry. leadership. or significant industry experience. Core modules: Intellectual Property and Copyright Management • Issues and Challenges in the Creative Industries • Leadership and Organisational Management • Live music management • Music Business Finance • Music Business Management Project • Music Marketing Management – The History of the Music Industry Related courses Audio Production MA • Fashion Business Management MA Length of course One-year.000 words. and you will be assessed via a combination of course work. full-time or two-year. an aptitude for music business management and an enthusiasm for learning more about music and related industries. marketing and entrepreneurialism). including EMI Holland and PIAS European office. The final project is a report of a minimum of 12. individual assignments. part-time Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster.This course is recognised as a world leader in music business management education. the course has developed a unique curriculum that combines a strong underpinning of key business skills (finance. Our international students are working around the globe in music companies. and international perspective.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of creative industries. Teaching is mainly through lectures and group work.ac. organisational management. preparing students to become the next generation of music industry leaders and music entrepreneurs. and MTV Brazil. from mobile marketing through to the Arts Council. The course is intense and the students are expected to be self-motivated and open minded. Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience working in the music industry. and every week there are a number of high-level industry guests. Applicants should have a minimum of an Upper Second Class undergraduate degree. group projects. and mid-term tests. from Universal Music Group to iTunes and Spotify. with a focus on the live industry and digital content exploitation). MUSIC 125 Music Business Management MA . Entry requirements Applications are considered on the basis of either a combination of formal qualifications and experience. intellectual property and copyright. Course content Working with music industry leaders and organisations. In each module there is a minimum of two assignments. All teaching staff on the course are currently working in the music industry. with essential music industry management knowledge (strategic innovation and technology.

ethical and critical issues involved in photographic representation. a portfolio of practical work is essential. Many work as artists and photographers across various types of industry and social contexts. 126 . A lower class of degree may be accepted in exceptional circumstances. or a theory/practice option.ac. You will develop a high level of expertise and scholarship in writing. Core modules: Aesthetics and Rhetoric • Contemporary Debates • Image and Language • Text and Body • Uncommon Practices Option modules: Practice Research then the Major Project • Theory Research then the Dissertation (the Theory/Practice module can be taken instead of the Major Project or Dissertation) Related courses Photojournalism MA Length of Course One-year. while others develop different career paths as picture editors. An interview is commonplace. You will engage with thinking about photography as a general social and historical phenomenon across art. part-time (optional three- to five-year routes) Location Harrow Fees and funding See westminster. curators and developers of innovative projects involving photography. as well as the social. You complete your study with a major body of visual work. or a variety of related professional experiences. cultural and media studies. popular culture and the mass media. Course content Throughout the course you will work on projects designed to develop and extend your practice and skills. full-time or two-year. art history. and offers a flexible scheme for combining these components. a dissertation. The course explores relationships between visual practice and photographic theory.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates from the course go on to a wide range of careers in the arts. media and photographic industries. thinking and visual practice. Critical theory modules contextualise the practice of photography and enable you to develop personal areas of research interest. provided applicants can demonstrate their ability to meet the demands of the course. fine art. and evidence of written research skills may be requested. Some also take up careers in teaching and develop research work to doctoral level. extending and often transforming your own visual practice.PHOTOGRAPHY Photographic Studies MA This highly successful photography course offers a dynamic environment for critical theory and practice of photography at Masters level. Entry requirements Successful applicants typically have first-degree courses in photography.

or relevant working experience to an equivalent level that equips you for postgraduate study. We welcome mature applicants with a background in the media or related areas. picture researching. critical and journalistic writing. be it photography. picture editor. full-time or two-year. You will create work of very high standard to enhance your professional portfolio. Core modules: History and Theory of Photographs on the Published Page • Photography for Publication • Photojournalism: The Picture Story • Magazine Editorial Production • Major Project or Dissertation • Writing Photography Related courses Journalism (International) – Print. the production and design of a magazine. PHOTOGRAPHY 127 Photojournalism MA . journalists and related professionals interested in working in the field of editorial and documentary photography. which are equipped to the highest professional standards for both analogue and digital production. and a major project for the editorial market. Entry requirements You should possess a good first degree from a recognised university or institution of higher education. The course is especially useful for photographers. book or magazine publishing. The primary course resources are those in the Margaret Harker Photographic Centre as well as excellent onsite video facilities. Course content The emphasis of the course is on contemporary approaches to editorial photography including picture editing. whatever area you choose as your speciality. Those whose first language is not English should have an IELTS score of 7 or equivalent plus sufficient academic or professional background. It is designed to equip you with a sound command of the working methods that will sustain your career in photography – whether as a photographer. photo editing. curator or writer.ac.uk/fees Associated careers The course gives you a number of key skills that will make you highly employable in the media and publishing industries. part-time Location Central London (Marylebone) Fees and funding See westminster. The course builds on the international stature of the University’s Photographic and Journalism Departments. design or writing. media professionals and graduates who wish to broaden their skills and knowledge in the field of editorial and documentary photography.This course provides a unique combination of professional practice and critical understanding for photographers. Broadcast and Cultural MA • Photographic Studies MA Length of course One-year.

which was expanding rapidly in nigeria at the time. and given me more options in terms of my role and location.ELECTRONICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE “My Masters has certainly opened up the global job market to me. nIGERIA MOBILE. Despite our different backgrounds we had a lot in common in terms of our interests. having completed my compulsory national service.” aDeyemi toluHi. My Masters has certainly opened up the global job market to me. aspirations and challenges. PERSOnAL AnD SATELLITE COMMUnICATIOnS MSc 128 .” “ efore I came to the University of Westminster. One of the most enjoyable things about my time at Westminster was the chance to interact with and learn from so many individuals with such diverse backgrounds. and given me more options in terms of my role and location. Personal and Satellite Communications MSc at Westminster was to advance my career in the telecoms industry. But it was equally important to get a globally recognised qualification that would give me more access to the job market around the world. My main reason for studying the Mobile. I worked for a mobile B communications provider as a graduate telecoms engineer in nigeria. I now work in the technology division of an investment bank in London.

distributed systems. sigma-delta-based A/D-D/A converters. contact Dr Andrzej Tarczynski (E: tarczya@westminster. vision and navigation). COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUNETICS RESEARCH GROUP Research is conducted in intelligent reconfigurable radio networks for software radio applications. parallel and distributed simulation. design and implementation of hardware processors. COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE AND SEMANTIC SYSTEMS ENGINEERING RESEARCH GROUP Research focuses on engineering of flexible. and information systems. smart homes and ambient intelligence. COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE GROUP Research is based on design. unsupervised signal processing algorithms alleviating RF impairments in communication receivers. It relies on collective intelligence and the metaphor of digital ecosystems as the key pillars for challenges faced by complex semantic systems such as the Semantic Web. decision support systems. For more information. performance. image-processing for biomedical applications. and global navigation satellite systems. performance modelling and analysis.0. healthcare modelling and simulation. content-based search engines for image and video databases. and the generation of computer-aided explanations of the teaching subjects. and parallel processing. CENTRE FOR PARALLEL COMPUTING The group conducts research in cluster and grid computing. quantitative healthcare and business analysis application of database technology to management processes. and knowledge transfer projects with UK industry and overseas.0/3. including hybrid intelligent systems. remote physiological and lifestyle monitoring.ac. knowledge-management systems for hospital environments.uk/schools/computing/research APPLIED DSP AND VLSI RESEARCH GROUP This group conducts research in ultra-low-power signal processing systems. EPSRC and DTI. video conferencing. Current activities are part of the CoreGrid. high-performance computing. We run an extensive research study programme in electronic engineering.ac. and gesture and face recognition. DISTRIBUTED AND INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH GROUP Research addresses issues high on the agendas of EC. industrial modelling and control. visually mediated man-machine interfaces. reconfigurable system design. semantic multimedia. security. and parallel traffic simulation. medical signal/image processing. research council initiatives. cross-lingual querying. and AutoGrid projects. ELECTRONICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE 129 RESEARCH IN ELECTRONICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE . and message-passing environments. scalable and large-scale semantic systems capable of harnessing complexity. for a variety of applications including: data mining. seamless personalised telecommunication services. service management and user support of grid computing. and robotics (control. autonomous computing. such as next-generation grid systems. and on the area of software life-cycle support security and risk assessment in requirements capture for healthcare information systems design. interactive television. mobile distributed systems. Web 2. semantic software and service systems. computer systems and networks. and healthcare compunetics. exploratory data analysis in quality food analysis. research in the cognitive aspects of human learning. mobile health. automated surveillance (visual verification and access authorisation). Ongoing joint activities with other British and European universities encompass research collaboration and student and staff exchange. development and improvement of efficient ‘intelligent’ algorithms and tools. EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH GROUP Research activities in this area include computer-aided instruction systems. DATA AND KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING RESEARCH GROUP Research activities focus on the modelling of healthcare processes.The School hosts a number of research groups funded by several schemes including European Commission programmes. parsing and information retrieval. COMPUTER VISION AND IMAGING RESEARCH GROUP Research includes a number of European and nationally funded projects in automated computer vision-based analysis. GridComp.uk) or visit westminster. Specialist topics include interoperability.

medical informatics.uk. The courses are at both introductory and advanced levels. For more information and a full list of our courses. and linearisation of multi-carrier power amplifiers. development of numerical tools and computer-aided design techniques for modelling electromagnetic systems.ELECTRONICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE 130 HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE MODELLING RESEARCH GROUP Research is conducted in operational research and modelling in the healthcare context.ac. electronic healthcare records. SHORT COURSES AND CPD Our short courses are part of a Professional Development scheme running at Harrow and central London. We have provided courses for a number of clients in both private and government organisations. Standard university CATS credits are awarded for successful completion of the assessment of some courses. as well as a number of accredited courses such as Cisco Certified Network Associate. development of decision support tools for monitoring clinical performance. They are self-contained courses taking three hours per week in evening mode. including one evening a week for ten weeks during term time. WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH GROUP Research is conducted in RF.ac. you will need an IELTS score of 6. neonatal and geriatric services. or seven hours on selected Saturdays. and modelling bed occupancy and length of stay. contact the Professional Development Unit (T: +44 (0)20 7911 5945. We currently offer a wide range of courses covering a variety of disciplines.uk/computing . SYSTEM ANALYSIS RESEARCH GROUP This centre conducts research in signal processing. E: ecs-cpd@westminster. and the ECDL.5 or equivalent. and web search. summer schools and intensive block mode delivery. microwave and millimetre wave circuit design for wireless broadband communication systems. programming techniques and software packages. weekend courses. estimating cost and length of stay in long-term care. or visit westminster. SOFTWARE INTEROPERABILITY RESEARCH GROUP This group conducts research in interoperability in pervasive software environments. database research. Microsoft Office Specialist. Specialist topics include distributed systems. integrated solutions with ontologies. wireless collision avoidance systems. visit the School of Electronics and Computer Science website at westminster. Specialist topics include non-uniform-sampling-based digital signal processing. Our courses are offered in a variety of delivery modes. control engineering and system modelling. as well as optimisation methods and artificial intelligence in signal and system analysis.ac.uk/schools/computing/ short-courses). For more information about Electronics and Computer Science courses. and information systems in the NHS. software components. If your first language is not English. context awareness data/knowledge sharing in ubiquitous computing. SOFTWARE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING RESEARCH GROUP This group conducts research in development and application of sound engineering principles in the context of software systems development and research. Specialist topics include modelling of A&E.

Home Office. you will need an IELTS score of 6. and application development. if followed. Deutsche Bank. instructor-led groups. Merrill Lynch. from requirements analysis. Course content The course contains three pathways/themes which. IBM. The course provides an excellent vehicle for challenging postgraduate study.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates can expect to find employment as business intelligence consultants. the British Council. Foreign and Commonwealth Office. University of Hertfordshire. Centaur Holdings PLC. Taylor Woodrow. and similar areas. Entry requirements You are expected to have a good Honours degree (at least a Lower Second) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in an IT/computing discipline. part-time Location Central London (Cavendish) Fees and funding See westminster. Your course work will range from presentations and group investigations to software development or research review. PricewaterhouseCoopers. Design and Deployment of IS • Business Information System Postgraduate Project Module • IT Business Models • Methods for Research and Industry • Requirements and System Modelling Option modules: Business Systems Programming • Computing for Business and Management • Database Languages • Data Management and Repositories • Enterprise Utility Computing • Semantic and Collaborative Technologies • Social Systems • Systems Interoperability • Warehousing and OLAP • Web-Enabled Database Applications Teaching methods include lectures. enterprise consultants and managers. and ETL/OLAP programmers and application developers.5 or equivalent. It also addresses the key aspects of contemporary business information systems. service-oriented and componentbased development. business systems analysts and designers.This innovative course responds to the latest developments in business practice. GlaxoSmithKline. enterprise-wide information systems. The project consolidates the taught subjects of the course. If your first language is not English. nationwide. with a particular emphasis on the web. full-time or two-year. or provides important underpinning for/insight into it (eg sciences or engineering). Standard and Poor’s. Recent graduates have found employment with a range of organisations including Accenture. Core modules: Architectures. internet applications. You will explore the latest technologies and industry standards. By examining issues such as security. enable you to specialise your studies in contemporary information systems. BUSInESS InFORMATIOn SYSTEMS 131 Business Information Systems MSc . It examines the broader issues of business imperatives and technology responses that have changed the way information systems are perceived.ac. or in another discipline that either is closely related to IT/computing (eg economics and business studies). while giving you the opportunity to pursue in-depth study in your chosen area. student-led activity and smaller. privacy and ethics in information systems. system modelling and design to the development of modern software solutions and databases that can be incorporated into fully operational information systems. enterprise information systems. which will develop your skills for employment and professional life. You may also be considered according to work experience and other qualifications. Logica. ETL marketers. Related courses Business Intelligence and Analytics MSc • Database Systems MSc Length of course One-year. you will enhance your understanding of societal use of information systems. and a number of local authorities.

architectures. Related courses Business Information Systems MSc • Database Systems MSc Length of course One-year. part-time Location Central London (Cavendish) Fees and funding See westminster. You will focus on developing solutions to real-world problems associated with the changing nature of IT infrastructure and increasing volumes of data. or may include a two-hour exam at the end of the year. The course is technology focused. Simul8. These include warehousing and data mining. and the technologies. while gaining a deep appreciation of the underlying models and techniques. but you are already in employment. public sector organisations (such as the nHS and primary care trusts). SPSS. Core modules: Data Mining • Postgraduate Project Module • Research Methods and Professional Practice • Statistics and Operational Research Option modules: Business Optimisation • Computing for Business and Management • Database Languages • Data Management and Repositories • Data Warehousing and OLAP • Project Management • Risk Modelling and Simulation for Business and Industry • Web Mining Teaching approaches include lectures.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates can expected to find employment as consultants. evaluating and reporting on a range of real-world data-intensive problems. PLCs (such as GlaxoSmithKline. you may be considered if your role involves the data mining and decision support techniques and technologies deployed in the course. distributed data management. the BBC. The first will help you to develop your skills in the use and application of various technologies. Taught modules may be assessed entirely through course work. all of whom use data for the full range of decision making. BUSInESS InFORMATIOn SYSTEMS Business Intelligence and Analytics MSc This course addresses the need to propel information-gathering and data organisation. class presentations. and members of technical and analytics teams supporting management decision making in diverse organisations. while giving you the opportunity to pursue in-depth study in your chosen area. group research work. You will also learn through extensive course work. tutorials. tools and methods. seminars and practical sessions. and know how to adapt to these changes. decision modelling or advanced data analysts.5 or equivalent. and exploit potential information and knowledge hidden in routinely collected data to improve decision-making. and the use of a range of industry standard software such as SAS. brokers and regulators that make up the City. the Civil Service. Santander and Unilever). through the use of applications and case studies. MS SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services and Oracle Data Mining Suite. The second theme will enhance your knowledge of algorithms and the quantitative techniques suitable for data analysis and mining in a broad range of application areas. 132 . You will have a suitable Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent qualification) in a scientific or engineering discipline with some exposure to the use of IT. Course content Embedded into the course are two key themes. The project consolidates the taught subjects covered. techniques. full-time or two-year. and the host of banks. iThink.ac. architectures. or in an area of computer science or IT with a strong interest in quantitative analysis. and stretches the data mining theme to the broader agenda of business intelligence. Entry requirements You are expected to already have quantitative skills. If your first language is not English. Prudential. Typical employers include local authorities. You will also gain a greater understanding of the impact technological advances have on nature and practices adopted within the business intelligence/analytics practices. If you do not have a formal qualification. you will need an IELTS score of 6. with an interest in developing these further to support postgraduate activity in analysing. and appropriate middleware and infrastructures supporting application layers. along with all the specialist support consultancies in IT and market research and forecasting. retail head offices.

has been designed to enhance your professional abilities. The course offers three specialist pathways or themes which. and in designing. knowledge and understanding of state-of-the-art and emerging technologies. Assessment usually involves a combination of exam and course work.This course. Core modules: Business Information System Postgraduate Project Module • Business Systems Programming • Database Languages • Data Management and Repositories • Methods for Research and Industry Option modules: Database Admin and Management • Data Warehousing and OLAP • Enterprise Utility Computing • IT Business Models • Project Management • Semantic and Collaborative Technologies • Systems Interoperability • Web-Enabled Database Applications • Web Mining Teaching methods include lectures. information centres and web-enabled database applications. and you will be encouraged to take the associated Oracle exams and become an Oracle Certified Associate. or it is closely related to it (eg sciences or engineering). technical solution. It is suitable for recent graduates who wish to study for a higher qualification and/or gain relevant technical and professional skills in database systems.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates can expect to find employment as business systems analysts and designers. If your first language is not English. database administrators. information resources managers. You may also be considered according to work experience and other qualifications. you will need an IELTS score of 6. monitoring and administering corporate database systems divisions. and the skills and knowledge needed to organise and design data and manage projects in a way that harnesses potential emerging technologies. group investigation. a piece of software or a research review. hands-on skills required in data modelling. student-led activity and smaller. part-time Location Central London (Cavendish) Fees and funding See westminster. and deepen your knowledge and understanding of emerging. the Metropolitan Police. and the ability to deliver web-enabled information systems solutions. accessed. implementation and integration with legacy systems. Course content The course addresses new technologies. database application developers. retrieved. develop their careers. The Oracle training materials that we use will prepare you to take the associated Oracle Certification exams. full-time or two-year. along with their application. if followed. You will analyse new demands and the application of new technologies in the management of data and information resources. leading to a product such as a presentation. managing. database systems consultants. BUSInESS InFORMATIOn SYSTEMS 133 Database Systems MSc . The third pathway focuses on the role of data architect. One pathway leads to roles related to database administration and the ability to deliver and administer web-enabled database solutions. It will equip you with the range of highly marketable. A second pathway leads to roles related to database application development. including Bank of America.ac. and advanced theories and techniques.5 or equivalent. and you are encouraged to gain greater understanding of topics through practical activity. and a number of local authorities. Related courses Business Information Systems MSc • Business Intelligence and Analytics MSc Length of course One-year. and update their technical skills. or in another discipline that either provides important underpinning for /insight into IT/computing. Recent graduates have joined a variety of organisations. systems designers and systems integrators. It’s also a strong course for practitioners who want to enhance their professional abilities. which is accredited by the British Computer Society. instructor-led groups. structured and modelled. Entry requirements You are expected to have a good Honours degree (at least a Lower Second) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in an IT/computing discipline. and simulating live developments. state-of-the-art database technologies. data analysts. network Rail. can lead you to different areas of the database systems environment. and examine emerging technologies shaping the way data is now processed. The course combines academic study with Oracle certification training.

develop a sound ethical IT security policy and security management structure.ac. but you must be computer-oriented. Securing the integrity. or two-year. public and private. an e-group has been set up for all past and present students. the importance of gathering. Course content Core modules: Postgraduate Project Module • Research Methods and Professional Practice • Security Awareness • Threats and Counter-Measures Option modules. This enables the two groups to talk to each other. For others. part-time. you will also benefit from 20 computer laboratories equipped with more than 600 workstations. you will be able to ensure user compliance with agreed security policy. five dedicated network development and testing rooms. an advanced multimedia laboratory.uk/fees Associated careers Some of the senior staff supporting this course offer permanent posts to graduates. Those employed in an industrial or academic context with an interest in IT security will also be considered. If your first language is not English. and prevent and – if necessary – manage crises. Virtually every business activity. This innovative and flexible course gives you the skills to assess faults and risks in an IT environment. block mode Location Central London (Cavendish) Fees and funding See westminster. full-time. followed by a period of about one month when assignments are completed. It is a feature that is much appreciated by those seeking either new employment or advancement in the IT security field. you will need an IELTS score of 6. Related courses Computer Forensics MSc • Computer Networks MSc • Computer Science MSc • Mobile. The course is taught in block mode of one week’s intensive teaching in dedicated postgraduate rooms. or have a substantial computing component. and puts employers in touch with students when a position needs filling. 134 . this does not necessarily need to be in a computing discipline. privacy and confidentiality of this knowledge is essential. Wireless and Broadband Communications MSc Length of Course One-year. As well as building IT security into new software and hardware system implementations. BUSInESS InFORMATIOn SYSTEMS Information Technology Security MSc In contemporary society.5 or equivalent. requires the storage of large quantities of information in a format that is readily available and easily updated. organising and manipulating data is well known. and manage and control computer networks with due regard for IT security. It’s a course structure that is very popular with both employees and employers. choose from: Biometrics Security Systems • Computer Forensics Fundamentals • Computer Forensics Tools • Evidence and Procedure • Risk Analysis Alongside the state-of-the-art Learning Resource Centre. and video conferencing backbone line to the national Super-Janet network. Entry requirements You will have a suitable Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent qualification).

such as report writing and presenting evidence in court. as well as investigating relevant professional. corporate computer forensics or law enforcement computer forensics. Your work experience and other qualifications may also be taken in to account. Novell and NT servers. legal and ethical issues. Related courses Information Technology Security MSc • Software Engineering MSc Length of course One-year.uk/fees Associated careers The course is intended for those involved with. or wishing to be involved with.5 or equivalent. and there is a growing need for computing professionals qualified to deal with it. and the development of professional competencies. full-time or two-year. through to analysis and presentation in a court of law. Core modules: Advanced Computer Forensics • Computer Forensics Project • Computer Forensic Technology • Computer Forensic Tools • Computer Systems Security • Data Recovery and Analysis • Evidence and Procedure (CSI and Expert Witness Requirements) • Fundamentals of Computer Systems Forensics • Research Methods • The Computer Forensics Profession Teaching methods include lab-based sessions. part-time Location Central London (Cavendish) Fees and funding See westminster. Entry requirements You are normally expected to have a good Honours degree (at least Upper Second Class) in a computing-related discipline from a UK university or overseas equivalent. Successful graduates will be able to safeguard the chain of digital evidence of potentially illegal or improper activity. all supported by high-bandwidth networks • specialist technicians to ensure you can get the most out of these technologies. Course content You will examine a variety of tools available on the open market.ac. you will need an IELTS score of 6. If your first degree does not have a strong computing content. multimedia-rich content • over 20 laboratories providing access to Unix. You will also consider the analysis of professional and ethical issues relating to computer forensics. You will gain experience of a range of current and certified forensic tools.Computer Forensics MSc Computer crime is increasingly widespread and sophisticated. highly experienced staff. You will benefit from a broad and varied array of state-of-the-art technologies. including: • EnCase. If your first language is not English. and the use of forensic tools to retrieve data from electronic sources. how you believe the course can help you to achieve these. Assessments will be carried out mostly through practical or research-based course work and in-class tests. FTK and open source forensic tools and a dedicated forensics computer laboratory • Sunray servers connected to a 1GB fibre optic network with links to both the Super-Janet 4 network and the London Metropolitan Network. Employment opportunities range from supporting the police and associated law enforcement agencies to computer security and computer audit roles in commercial companies. you will need to demonstrate that you have sufficient knowledge or industry experience of computing. COMPUTER SCIEnCE AnD SOFTWARE EnGInEERInG 135 . from detection. You must submit a statement of purpose with your application in which you should present your key interests and career aspirations. and benefit from the diverse specialist knowledge and skills within the departments of the School. You may be invited by the admissions tutor to an informal interview. and what relevant personal qualities and experience you will bring to the course. connecting the Greater London education and research community • a Uni-Backbone network that supports IP Multicasts to deliver a constant stream of interactive. student-led tutorials and lectures by internal staff and guest speakers from industry. Our courses are offered by friendly. safe collection and preservation. This course combines technical computer forensic skills with the requirements of an expert witness.

Course content The core modules are Research Methods. Entry requirements You will normal have a good honours degree in a subject related to computer science from a UK university.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates will typically be part of a team working on sophisticated n-tier applications. graphics and animation.5 (or equivalent). Other roles are possible in computer science research for either a commercial enterprise or academic institution. 136 . It will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to build your career in these new and important areas of computer science. In addition you will pursue a pathway of your choice. and you have not had your secondary or tertiary education in English. so other factors such as continuous professional development. Graduates will also find positions within new and established businesses that specialise in mobile applications. as a designer. If your first language is not English. systems administrator or systems analyst (among others). services and systems administration. Software Engineering Context. Suitable subjects might include computing.COMPUTER SCIEnCE AnD SOFTWARE EnGInEERInG Computer Science MSc This redesigned course focuses on the specific emerging domains within computer science and software engineering where there is increasing industry demand and a skills shortage. Businesses are now regularly using virtualised systems and techniques to lower costs and complexity and increase availability in computing environments. selected with the guidance and advice of our academic staff. Among the areas you will cover is the development of sophisticated touch surface devices such as the iPad and the iPhone. and mobile application development. computer science or software engineering. joint degrees including one of these subjects. significantly enhancing your employment opportunities while also providing a solid core of good software engineering practice that will enhance and reinforce your existing skills. programmer. user-centric. multiple-touch client software and the web-based service that this software consumes. You can chose up to five of the following pathways modules: 3D Animation • 3D Graphics • Enterprise Application Development • iPhone Application Development • Mobile Application Development • Pervasive Computing and Interactive Systems • Resource Virtualisation • Service-Oriented Architectures and Web Services • Systems Administration Related courses Software Engineering MSc Length of course One-year full time. you will need an IELTS score of at least 6. or equivalent qualification. which requires skills in native programming techniques. The course also covers the increasing important area of resource virtualisation. or possibly other science or maths-based subjects that include significant amounts of computer science material.ac. The course includes modules that provide the knowledge and practical techniques to develop applications for these new devices covering the rich. It’s important that you will be able to complete the course and benefit from it. two to five years part-time Location Central London (Cavendish) Fees and funding See westminster. Further PhD study opportunities within the University of Westminster are also an option. and the Computer Science Project. This course has a pathway of modules that will impart the principles and practice and provides a solid foundation for students wishing to gain entry into this specialism. training and your current role may also be taken into account.

programming and working with computers. Related courses Computer Science MSc Length of course One-year. and object-oriented programming languages such as C++ and Java. you will need an IELTS score of 6. and course work assessments form an important part of the learning process. full-time or two to five years. You will benefit from a broad and varied array of state-of-the-art technologies.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates are employed in a wide variety of roles related to software development. Formal lectures are used to convey basic facts and information. If you satisfy the basic academic entry requirements you are invited to one of the University’s Open Evenings. connecting the Greater London education and research community • a Uni-Backbone network that supports IP Multicasts to deliver a constant stream of interactive. you may be considered if you have extensive professional experience of programming and software engineering. software designer. including internet programmer. Alternatively. Under exceptional circumstances. The course is aimed at programmers rather than managers. Significant use will be made of web-based teaching materials.5 or equivalent.Software Engineering MSc The continuing shortage of qualified software engineers means that graduates have been very successful in gaining software-related jobs by integrating their existing and newly acquired skills. the course will enable you to build on your existing knowledge. with an emphasis on programming. programmer. systems administrator and web application programmer. COMPUTER SCIEnCE AnD SOFTWARE EnGInEERInG 137 . multimedia-rich content • over 20 laboratories providing access to Unix. this course will give you greater skills and understanding of the development of software applications. or aptitude for. two from the following: Database Systems • Enterprise Development • iPhone Application Development • Mobile Application Development • Systems Administration There are a variety of teaching methods used on the course. while tutorials in smaller student groups usually adopt a problem-solving approach.ac. Entry requirements You will normally have a good first degree (at least a Lower Second). This may contain a significant amount of computing or software engineering. Graduates also go on to undertake a research degree related to the object-oriented paradigm. Course content The main theme of the course is software development using object-oriented design methods such as Unified Modelling Language (UML). The common theme of these roles is the need to understand and apply techniques related to the stages of the software life-cycle process. Lab sessions are practical. and is constantly updated to reflect the current trends in software engineering. in which case you will be expected to demonstrate prior interest in. this may be in a subject not containing a significant amount of computing or software engineering. Core modules: Algorithms • Object-Oriented Programming • Research Methods • Software Design • Software Engineering Context • Software Project Option modules. and you may wish to reinforce and build on your existing knowledge. A variety of assessment methods are used to supplement formal exams. If you do not have a formal computing background. if you do not have a degree. all supported by high-bandwidth networks • specialist technicians to ensure you can get the most out of these technologies. If your first language is not English. Novell and NT servers. with a particular emphasis on the practical nature of the subject. Alternatively. including: • Sunray servers connected to a 1GB fibre optic network with links to both the Super-Janet 4 network and the London Metropolitan Network. part-time Location Central London (Cavendish) Fees and funding See westminster. from initial requirements through to implementation. and there are also student presentations or student-led seminars. if you do have a significant background in software engineering. where you can meet the course leader and discuss any issues regarding the course.

not only for those who have worked in this sector for some time. Entry requirements You should have qualifications equivalent to a good Honours degree from a UK university in computer engineering. block mode Location Central London (Cavendish) Fees and funding See westminster. technical and engineering developments that are occurring in the field. The programming techniques and technological requirements of this rapidly developing field are new territory. As a result of this growth. Wireless and Broadband Communications MSc Length of course One-year. new computer science and engineering disciplines must emerge. If your first language is not English. standards and trends along with a firm grasp of specifics in areas ranging from data network protocols to network security issues. you will need an IELTS score of 6. you will have the knowledge and skills to meet those needs. Whatever developments occur there will always be a need for the designer and engineer who has knowledge and experience of both the engineering and implementation of a distributed or network system. part-time. and dedicated laboratories which provide for activities ranging from program development to operating system configuration and communication system experimentation. 138 . Relevant work experience will be taken into account. As a graduate of this course. Some former graduates are self-employed.ac. There is now a long-term and growing market for professionals possessing a clear overview of current information and communication networks capabilities. Related courses Embedded Systems MSc • Microelectronic System Design MSc • Mobile. and the ability to work at the higher levels of abstraction and programming of networked and distributed computing. nETWORK AnD COMPUTER EnGInEERInG Computer Networks MSc The unprecedented growth in commercial and information management uses of the internet and world wide web is only the visible tip of the vast scientific. computer science with a knowledge of computer hardware.5 or equivalent. computing. while others belong to large organisations in the public and the private sectors. Course content Core modules: Communication and Computer Networks • Network Configuration and Operation • Network Programming • Individual Project Option modules: Broadband Wireless Networks • Cellular Wireless Networks • Communication Principles • Distributed Systems • Network Modelling and Simulation • Network Security You will be able to use up-to-date learning resources including a well-stocked library with traditional and electronic media.ELECTROnIC. general-purpose network computing facilities. full-time or two to three years. or in electronic engineering with some programming experience. but also to many recent computer science graduates. giving you access to a wide range of careers centred on computer networks.uk/fees Associated careers The course emphasises the underlying concepts and operating principles of networked systems and their programming.

digital signal processors and general-purpose microprocessors. documentation and testing of hardware. as well as group and one-to-one tutorials and lectures.ac. communications. Wireless and Broadband Communications MSc Length of course One-year. as embedded systems find yet more applications in everyday life. Engineering problem-solving skills are enhanced through the use of software for all aspects of design. and unique software for the design and analysis of DSP systems.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates will typically find employment in the broadcasting. medical and communications industries. including real-time operating systems and microcontrollers. there is a shortage of good embedded system engineers. including presentations. Despite this growing demand. and an Embedded Systems laboratory for the development of systems using microcontrollers. Entry requirements You should have qualifications equivalent to a good Honours degree from a UK university in computer engineering. and give you the opportunity to study specialised option modules. internet. If your first language is not English. providing resources that are among the best in the country. You will develop your key transferable skills through a variety of teaching methods. block mode Location Central London (Cavendish) Fees and funding See westminster. with everyday examples including digital cameras. and demand continues to increase as electronics. multimedia. surveillance. choose three from: DSP and Communication Processor Design • DSP Design and Applications • Embedded Media Processing • Multirate Signal Processing • SoC and FPGA Design Project • Video and Image Processing We are comprehensively equipped with a wide range of computeraided design (CAD) facilities and hardware development laboratories. Relevant work experience will be taken into account. ATM machines and robotic surveillance tools. communications. and media (including television. or in electronic engineering with some programming experience. These applications require a high level of skill in hardware and software engineering and an understanding of the practical realities of real systems. Course content Core modules: Embedded System Design • Individual Project • Integrated Digital System Design • Real-Time Environments Option modules. These facilities are for the exclusive use of students and staff. It will also develop your knowledge and practical experience of media processors. ELECTROnIC. computer science with a knowledge of computer hardware. project work and formal reports. These include a network of powerful workstations for designing and simulating electronic systems and integrated circuits. as most UK undergraduate courses currently do not produce such people. They also require knowledge in specialist subjects including Digital Signal Processing (DSP). media players. part-time. Many companies need engineers with good software and hardware skills. full-time or two to three years. radio and still image) systems have converged. We also have a network laboratory for the design and evaluation of computer network architectures. This course will equip you with the key skills required to work with embedded systems. technical discussions. instrumentation. All electronic and software products are now embedded systems. science. mechatronics and requirements engineering.5 or equivalent. you will need an IELTS score of 6. Related courses Computer Networks MSc • Microelectronic System Design MSc • Mobile. robotics. nETWORK AnD COMPUTER EnGInEERInG 139 Embedded Systems MSc . an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) laboratory for the latest chip creation technology.The demand for embedded system engineers in all areas of engineering is flourishing.

ac. where the outlook remains optimistic despite the problems in the world economy. biomedical systems and systems for consumer goods a reality. nETWORK AnD COMPUTER EnGInEERInG Microelectronic System Design MSc The breathtaking advances in the field of microelectronics over the past 20 years has made the implementations and realisations of real-time fast and power-efficient computer systems. choose three from: DSP and Communication Processor Design • DSP Design and Applications • Embedded Media Processing • Embedded System Design • Multirate Signal Processing • Real-Time Environments • Video and Image Processing We are comprehensively equipped with a wide range of computeraided design (CAD) facilities and hardware development laboratories. These include a network of powerful workstations for designing and simulating electronic systems and integrated circuits. These facilities are for the exclusive use of students and staff. 140 .ELECTROnIC.uk/fees Associated careers This course will enable you to become a valuable engineer in the fast-moving broadband communications and IT industry. You will therefore benefit from the wide choice of career opportunities that are currently growing in these market sectors. Relevant work experience will be taken into account. This course aims to give you the skills and knowledge to make a worthy contribution in the VLSI and microelectronic industry. Wireless and Broadband Communications MSc Length of course One-year. We also have a network laboratory for the design and evaluation of computer network architectures. you will need an IELTS score of 6. To be able to take advantage of these advances in microelectronic technology. part-time. and advances in silicon processing and geometry reduction are set to continue for many years to come.5 or equivalent. digital signal processing (DSP) systems. full-time or two to three years. and unique software for the design and analysis of DSP systems. and an Embedded Systems laboratory for the development of systems using microcontrollers. If your first language is not English. Entry requirements You should have qualifications equivalent to a good Honours degree from a UK university in electronic engineering or a good Honours degree in computer science. The course provides a breadth of view. and experience of implementation details via suitably selected real-life problem-solving. Related courses Computer Networks MSc • Embedded Systems MSc • Mobile. mathematics or other technological subject with a knowledge of mathematics and digital systems. project and simulation work. The delivery of the technical content benefits from the experience of our teaching teams. there will always be a need for suitably qualified engineers with experience and know-how of the latest technological developments. who are involved in cutting-edge industrial research and development work. communication systems. an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) laboratory for the latest chip creation technology. digital signal processors and general-purpose microprocessors. Course content Core modules: Individual Project • Integrated Digital System Design • Microelectronic Circuit Design • SoC and FPGA Design Project Option modules. block mode Location Central London (Cavendish) Fees and funding See westminster. providing resources that are among the best in the country. Circuit complexities of millions of transistors are now common. The main emphasis is to merge broadband communication and information networks. and the tools to support them.

This has led to a colossal demand for engineers skilled in these emerging communications technologies. and society is displaying a voracious appetite for communications on a scale that surpasses even the most optimistic projections of a few short years ago. While most of the headlines focus on large corporate entities. These include a network of powerful workstations for designing and simulating electronic systems and integrated circuits. and an Embedded Systems laboratory for the development of systems using microcontrollers. and press home experience of implementation details via problem-solving. to cover the latest technologies in cellular networks. microelectronic design and digital signal processing. part-time. nETWORK AnD COMPUTER EnGInEERInG 141 Mobile. The expansion of communications companies is prodigious. there is a strong upsurge of small and medium enterprises devoted to niche products and services fuelling the communications machine. Entry requirements You should have qualifications equivalent to a good Honours degree from a UK university in electronic engineering or a good Honours degree in computer science. They have achieved truly compatible international communications for everyone.5 or equivalent. full-time or two to three years. or are likely to be involved in related projects in the future. Relevant work experience will be taken into account. If your first language is not English. and is expected to continue growing as multimedia data transmissions find more applications in everyday life. Projects will be carefully chosen to integrate your interest either with the active research thrust within electronics. internet-on-the-move. The latest communications standards have been hugely influential in accelerating dissemination of mobile telephony. There is now a long-term and growing market for graduates possessing a clear overview of current communications capabilities in both cellular and broadband wireless networks. Core modules: Broadband Wireless Networks • Cellular Wireless Networks • Communication and Computer Networks • Communication Principles • Communication Systems • Individual Project Option modules. video and audio streaming and mobile computing. It has been particularly tailored to suit engineers from industry who are either already working in the field. you will need an IELTS score of 6. This course sets out to give you just such a breadth of view. Length of course One-year. block mode Location Central London (Cavendish) Fees and funding See westminster. Wireless and Broadband Communications MSc . ELECTROnIC. or the enabling technologies of embedded computer systems. an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) laboratory for the latest chip creation technology. Course content The core modules build on the fundamental methods in digital communications. high-speed wired networks and broadband local-area networks. or with relevant activity in your own workplace. mathematics or other technological subject with a knowledge of mathematics and signal processing. digital signal processors and general-purpose microprocessors. Option modules enable you to study further communication and networking topics. and has shaped this MSc. These facilities are for the exclusive use of students and staff. We also have a network laboratory for the design and evaluation of computer network architectures. project and simulation work. choose three from: DSP Design and Applications • Embedded System Design • Multirate Signal Processing • Network Modelling and Simulation • Network Security • Real-Time Environments • Wireless System Design We are comprehensively equipped with a wide range of computeraided design (CAD) facilities and hardware development laboratories. and unique software for the design and analysis of DSP systems. providing resources that are among the best in the country.uk/fees Associated careers The course is suitable for engineering and science graduates interested in specialising in this flourishing area.The demand for engineers in both wide-area and local-area communication networks is currently flourishing.ac.

or as part of a development team. either working as multimedia designers/producers. IT and training). part-time. project/production manager. digital imaging or journalism. Other reports estimate that companies will spend $120 billion in 2010 on online and digital strategies (search engines to videos) in the USA alone. The course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills required in a number of careers as well as preparation to continue to a PhD. where relevant.ac. and a report by Forrester Research in 2008 predicted that the Web 2. You will examine a number of areas. educational institutions. 142 .0 Social Media market will be generating revenues of $4. and usability designer. and Tiscali. 20:20 Media. Core modules: Multimedia Management • Multimedia Scripting for Interactivity • Project • Research Methods and Professional Practice • User-Centred Interface Design Option Modules: 3D Animation • 3D Graphics • Digital Editing and Motion Graphics • iPhone Application Development • Pervasive Computing and Interactive Platforms • Web Development • Web Marketing and Analytics Length of course One-year.HUMAn InTERACTIOn AnD MULTIMEDIA Multimedia MSc This course has been designed to produce ‘hands on’ professionals with a broad range of career possibilities in the multimedia industry. corporate environments (marketing. Successful graduates may also apply for a research degree in a relative area. theories and concepts. Oxford University Press. and analytics. scripting for interactivity. computer science. including Apple and Adobe. and previous graduates have been employed by companies such as 2Simple. HTML. We have excellent links with the multimedia industry (particularly in education).5 or equivalent. The course has been designed to address the needs of these emerging areas. including human computer interaction and the user experience. as well as exposing you to the industry standard languages and tools including Flash. Course content The course emphasises the key multimedia principles. AJAX. Entry requirements The course is open to computer literate graduates with a good first degree (minimum Second Class Honours) or equivalent in a related discipline such as graphic design. and in entertainment. Alternatively you may have in-depth work experience in a related field or already be employed in the sector and are undertaking the program to further enhance your career plans.4 billion by 2013. Possible roles include multimedia authoring specialist. International applicants will be required to meet the standard University of Westminster’s postgraduate entry requirements for English of IELTS 6. Many companies also visit the University during the year to give presentations. and ensure graduates can adapt to the changing needs of the sector. project management. web development. portfolio. and in some cases businesses look to recruit students directly from the MSc course. This sector is expanding rapidly in all areas. communications. the media and film industry. website developer. After Effects and Xcode. Moving Picture Company. block mode Location Central London (Cavendish) Fees and funding See westminster. full-time or two to three years.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates may find employment in multimedia production houses. The relevance of the applicant’s first degree or industrial experience and suitability for the course will be usually determined by interview and.

it is one of the main reasons that I am achieving so much. as I learnt a lot from both. and is one of the main reasons that I am achieving so much at the age of 25. I’m now a Research Analyst in the Strategic Foresight Group think tank in Mumbai. The planning and structure of the course was also appealing and. Without the Masters on my CV. and I loved the balance between work and fun. InDIA InTERnATIOnAL RELATIOnS AnD COnTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY MA INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY 143 “My postgraduate study has propelled me so far ahead of my colleagues. I’m also the Director of a leading Media School in Mumbai – the youngest Director in India. My postgraduate study has propelled me so far ahead of my colleagues when it comes to my career.” . Westminster certainly offered that. I wanted a University which offered me proper choice and variety. and I focus particularly on South Asian geopolitics. neither of these jobs would have been possible.“ was working as a journalist for a local supplement of the Times of India. As a student at Westminster I had complete freedom in terms of choice and creativity.” Joyanto mukHerJee. as an overseas student. The first thing which attracted me was the range of subjects offered under the International Relations and Contemporary Political Theory MA. I and as assistant editor on a leading children’s magazine. when I applied to study as a postgraduate at the University of Westminster.

international security and state building. and the role of the media and NGOs in the formulation of foreign policy.uk/dpir DIPLOMATIC STUDIES The Diplomatic Academy of London adopts an interdisciplinary approach in its research areas. the role of religion in international relations. conflict resolution and crisis management. United States politics. and governance and sustainability.ac. For more information. conferences.ac.uk/dal SHORT COURSES/CPD The Department of Politics and International Relations offers consultancy on a range of topics and issues. Humanities and Languages website at westminster.uk/sshl . and major public lectures. workshops.ac. For more information about International Relations courses visit westminster. which deal with global issues and their relevance to diplomatic practice. European Union politics.ac.ac. Our students study with research-active academic staff and a wide range of international visiting scholars. visit westminster. democracy in the Muslim world. Current research focuses on international relations. There are also short courses available from the London Liberal Arts Summer School. which convene regular seminars. Our researchers also collaborate with leading university departments around the world. emerging patterns of diplomacy. For more information.ac. The Department offers a vibrant PhD programme within a research-focused academic environment. E: s. Our publications integrate theoretical and professional approaches to the practice of diplomacy. as well as an annual short course for politics teachers. citizenship and human rights. visit the School of Social Sciences. These include the impact of IT on diplomatic missions and other government departments.uk/dal For more information about International Relations and Diplomacy courses.ac.uk) or visit westminster. research training workshops and access to the International Relations Forum and the Centre for the Study of Democracy.uk). regional integration. and explore their relevance to specific economic.uk/dpir The Diplomatic Academy of London provides short courses and consultancy on a range of issues relating to diplomacy and security.INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY 144 RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS The Department has a well-established international reputation for innovative and cutting-edge research. environmental diplomacy. contact Professor Roland Dannreuther (E: dannrer@westminster. For more information.darke@ westminster. visit westminster. strategic and foreign policy issues of concern to the global diplomatic community. Contact Dr Sacha Darke (T: + 44 (0)20 7911 5000 ext 2114.

as well as those who wish to pursue a diplomatic career in the future. The University offers pre-sessional summer courses if you need to improve your English. law or languages. or a professional qualification in a relevant discipline.This course. a postgraduate degree. The Diplomatic Studies course has attracted members of the London diplomatic corps. InTERnATIOnAL RELATIOnS AnD DIPLOMACY 145 Diplomatic Studies MA . or work for other government departments or multinational corporations. you must have either a first degree from a recognised UK or overseas institution. develops your conceptual understanding of the practices and procedures of modern diplomacy. staff of overseas ministries for foreign affairs. offered by the Diplomatic Academy of London (DAL). you may have knowledge and skills at a university degree standard. normally through five years’ relevant work experience. international and regional organisations.ac. and you may need to attend an interview and pass a language test. such as politics. Procedures and Dynamics • Dissertation • International Security Studies Option modules include: Diplomacy in Islam • European Union Studies • Foreign Policy Analysis • Information and Media Studies • Information Technology in the Information Society • Intelligence and National Security Studies • Intercultural Communication • International Law and Diplomacy • International Protocol and Etiquette (subject to approval) • International Trade and Finance • Language et Pratiques Diplomatiques (Diplomatic Discourse. If your first language is not English. Courses offered by the DAL are highly valued for their relevance and focus on career development. economics. members of international and regional organisations. you will need an IELTS score of 6. nGOs and multinational corporations. Course content Core modules: Diplomacy: Practice. Alternatively. It is designed for diplomats. and staff of non-governmental organisations and multinational corporations. or work for other government departments or multinational corporations. officials of various overseas ministerial departments. full-time or two-year. part-time (January start available) Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. Entry requirements normally. the media and international security. as well as graduates who wish to pursue a diplomatic career.5 or equivalent. and enhances your ability to work effectively within the diplomatic community.uk/fees Associated careers In a rapidly changing international environment there is an increasing demand for graduates and professionals who have the relevant knowledge and skills in diplomacy. in French) • Political Economy of Globalisation • Public Diplomacy (subject to approval) Related courses International Liaison and Communication MA • Modern Islamic Studies MA Length of course One-year.

The course teaching combines traditional lectures. faculty members. analysing and interpreting information. methodology training.5 or equivalent. These include effectively initiating and developing research and policy strategies. 146 . You will be able to network with fellow students. Core modules: International Environmental Policy and Political Analysis • International Environmental Politics and Governance • Research Dissertation You will have access to the research carried out by the team of internationally recognised researchers leading the course. and Johns Hopkins University. You will receive an in-depth induction immediately following your enrolment. the Policy Studies Institute. year-long dissertation module. part-time (January start available) Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. and recent graduates wishing to specialise in international environmental policy and politics and/or preparing for doctoral research. It gives you a comprehensive grounding in cutting-edge research. You will also have access to our regular research seminar series. Washington DC. Both taught modules incorporate in-depth theoretical perspectives. policy analysis and expert decision making. which develops and supports student-centred. and acquire new skills. The dissertation module provides you with an opportunity to develop and carry out your own extensive research project. full-time or two-year.or part-time. and many transferable skills and learning experiences. giving you all the information you need to make the most of your Westminster MRes. If your first language is not English. Baltimore). and class teaching is supplemented with online learning support (through Blackboard). and visiting practitioners and academic experts through regular research seminars. independent and active learning. The MRes offers a rich. Entry requirements Our MRes course is designed both for professionals with at least three years’ work experience. and one major. the Centre for Urban and Regional Governance. including written essays. small-group seminars and research training workshops with one-to-one tutorials and research supervision. networks and events. evaluate and manage a wide range of issues of environmental policy and politics at a senior level. A variety of assessment methods are used. making it easier to organise your studies around other commitments. and recent graduates wishing to specialise in international environmental policy and politics and/ or preparing for doctoral research. synthesising and presenting information for different users. There are no formal exams. symposia and conferences. and the Westminster Water Science Group. and you may need to attend an interview and pass a language test. evaluating various theoretical and empirical data. Course content The course comprises three key elements – two semester-long taught modules. flexible and personalised learning and research environment. Our MRes course is designed both for professionals with at least three years’ work experience. and preparing recommendations and proposals for policy and decision making. You will have a solid academic grounding in theoretical and empirical analysis and research methodology. you will need an IELTS score of 6. It will also give you access to international research projects. public lectures and social events throughout the year. using appropriate theoretical frameworks and methodological tools. Length of course One-year. The two taught modules (which together make up 40 out of 180 module credits) are delivered in late afternoon/early evening sessions. including staff from the Governance and Sustainability Research Programme (in collaboration with researchers at the Smithsonian Institution. The course is equally suitable whether you study full. skills and experience needed to analyse. and the empirical analysis of relevant practical issues. oral and written class presentations.uk/fees Associated careers An MRes qualification will equip you with high-level research and policy expertise and give you a competitive advantage on the growing environmental job market. The University offers pre-sessional summer courses if you need to improve your English before starting your course. You will build on your existing academic and/or work experience. and develops the skills and tools needed for effective leadership in research design.ac.InTERnATIOnAL RELATIOnS AnD DIPLOMACY International Environmental Policy and Politics MRes This course will equip you with the knowledge. and the dissertation by research.

is designed for professionals working with languages in areas such as military liaison. full-time or two-year. and graduates aspiring to a career in international liaison and communication. which is offered by the Diplomatic Academy of London (DAL). Content and Information Retrieval • European Union Studies • Foreign Policy Analysis • Information Assessment and Evaluation • Information Technology in the Information Society • International Liaison • Language et Pratiques Diplomatiques (Diplomatic Discourse. and ability in two or more languages. peacekeeping officers. speaking and reading in the other language to at least Council of Europe Level B2/C1. national and international security. diplomacy.5 (or equivalent). and be capable of listening. cultural sensitivity. in French) • Leadership and Management in a Military Context • Military Institutional Studies • Text Drafting Skills Teaching staff Dr Dibyesh Anand • Professor David Chandler • Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi • Dr Aidan Hehir • Dr Patricia Hogwood • Dr Maria Holt • Professor Simon Joss • Dr Tom Moore • Professor Chantal Mouffe • Professor John Owens • Professor Bhikhu Parekh • Professor Ali Paya • Dr Celia Szusterman • Dr Paulina Tambakaki Related courses Bilingual Translation MA • Conference Interpreting MA • Diplomatic Studies MA Length of course One-year. foreign correspondents. You must offer two languages. peacekeeping. and you may be invited to an interview. understanding of the nature and demands of the course and the conceptual and intellectual foundations needed to study at postgraduate level. journalists. The course is designed to help you develop your professional specialism and enhance your skills within an appropriate conceptual framework.uk/fees Associated careers Successful graduates have operated as liaison professionals in the fields of business. It is particularly suitable for specific interest groups such as defence and military attaches. part-time (January start available) Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. This will enhance your ability as a presenter of information and as a mediator between communities. and other arenas where joint international operations take place. The University offers pre-sessional summer courses if you need to improve your English before starting your course. it is increasingly apparent that effective mediation and liaison skills require a combination of wide-ranging background knowledge. If English is not your first language. diplomacy. intelligence and policy questions. and combine this with a high level of linguistic competence. you must be an habitual user or fluent in one language. This course. including English. InTERnATIOnAL RELATIOnS AnD DIPLOMACY 147 International Liaison and Communication MA . With the growth in global interaction. Entry requirements You will normally be a graduate or have equivalent professional status. security organisations and intergovernmental institutions. you will need an IELTS score of 6.ac. Core modules: Dissertation • Information and Media Studies • Intelligence and National Security Studies • Intercultural Communication • Research Project – Bilingual Presentation Option modules: Communication Strategies • Defence Diplomacy (subject to approval) • Diplomacy in Islam • Discourse. You must also demonstrate valid reasons for wishing to study the course. the media.It has always been understood that operating effectively in an international environment requires good communicative ability. Course content By the end of the course you will be able to use the knowledge gained through a detailed study of diplomatic. personnel from international agencies.

Terrorism and Self-Defence * one of your options may be an approved free choice module hosted by another Masters course. Entry requirements You should have a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent. Our graduates go on to careers within various international and national government departments. These topics are studied comparatively in relation to governmental. Teaching staff Dr Dibyesh Anand • Professor David Chandler • Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi • Dr Aidan Hehir • Dr Patricia Hogwood • Dr Maria Holt • Professor Simon Joss • Dr Tom Moore • Professor Chantal Mouffe • Professor John Owens • Professor Bhikhu Parekh • Professor Ali Paya • Dr Celia Szusterman • Dr Paulina Tambakaki Related courses Globalisation. You will consider various aspects of international order and politics. and the media. discontinuities and contrasts.InTERnATIOnAL RELATIOnS AnD DIPLOMACY International Relations MA The internationally recognised Department of Politics and International Relations hosts this course. equivalent qualifications from overseas are welcome. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. political and social processes. Public Life and the Media • either Post-colonial International Relations? Theories and Concepts or Global Change: Toward a New Non-Western Order? • either The European Union as an International Actor or The Governance of the European Union • either The State. If your first language is not English. you may need to complete the University’s Summer School module in international relations. including the dynamics of international social and political power relationships and conflicts. or an equivalent approved by the course admissions tutor. Course content Core modules: Dissertation and Research Methods • International Relations Theory 1: Theoretical Perspectives • International Relations Theory 2: Beyond International Relations? • International State Building: Exporting Democracy? The Dissertation module must be submitted after you have taken all other modules. part-time Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. Development and Transition MA • International Relations and Contemporary Political Theory MA • International Relations and European Politics MA • International Relations and Global Change MA • International Relations and Security MA Length of course One-year. offering an innovative.uk/fees Associated careers This course will provide you with numerous key skills and knowledge that will prepare you for your future career in a variety of different fields.ac. Postmodernity and the Islamic Perspective • Perspectives on Post-Cold War Chinese Foreign Policy • Politics. international organisations and business. Politics and Violence or The Human Sciences: Perspectives and Methods • either Theories of International Security or Contemporary Controversies in International Security: Intervention. Many have also gone on to study for doctorates within the Department and at other universities around the world. 148 .5 or equivalent. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed. you must also choose three option modules* from the following: Controversies in United States Foreign Policymaking and Processes • Democracy and Islam • Environmental and Urban Governance: International Perspectives • European Immigration Policy in International Perspective • International Humanitarian Law • Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Societies and Cultures • Latin America and Globalisation • Modernity. and in the contexts of various historical continuities. disciplined and intellectually challenging framework for the study of issues and perspectives within international relations. you will need an IELTS score of 6. In addition to the core modules. and state building. Your application must be supported by a reference written on institutional notepaper by an academic familiar with your abilities. full-time or two-year. If you hold or are expecting to gain a good first degree in an unrelated subject.

part-time (January start available) Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. you will need an IELTS score of 6. you may need to complete the University’s Summer School module in international relations. intellectually challenging and integrated approach to international relations.uk/fees Associated careers This course will provide you with numerous key skills and knowledge that will prepare you for your future career in a variety of different fields. InTERnATIOnAL RELATIOnS AnD DIPLOMACY 149 International Relations and Contemporary Political Theory MA . The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. full-time or two-year. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed. Many have also gone on to study for doctorates within the Department and at other universities around the world. and in the contexts of various historical continuities. Postmodernity and the Islamic Perspective • Perspectives on Post-Cold War Chinese Foreign Policy • Politics. You will consider various aspects of international order and politics. Teaching staff Dr Dibyesh Anand • Professor David Chandler • Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi • Dr Aidan Hehir • Dr Patricia Hogwood • Dr Maria Holt • Professor Simon Joss • Dr Tom Moore • Professor Chantal Mouffe • Professor John Owens • Professor Bhikhu Parekh • Professor Ali Paya • Dr Celia Szusterman • Dr Paulina Tambakaki Related courses International Relations MA • International Relations and European Politics MA • International Relations and Global Change MA • International Relations and Security MA Length of course One-year. You will study these topics comparatively in relation to governmental. peace and war in the rise of the modern state. you must also choose three option modules* from the following: Controversies in United States Foreign Policymaking and Processes • Democracy and Islam • Environmental and Urban Governance: International Perspectives • European Immigration Policy in International Perspective • International Humanitarian Law • Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Societies and Cultures • Latin America and Globalisation • Modernity. Our graduates hold posts within various international and national government departments and organisations. Entry requirements You should have a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent.5 or equivalent. Your application must be supported by a reference written on institutional notepaper by an academic familiar with your abilities. and competing perspectives on the human sciences. Course content Core modules: Dissertation and Research Methods • International Relations Theory 1: Theoretical Perspectives • The Human Sciences: Perspectives and Methods • The State.ac. discontinuities and contrasts. Politics and Violence The Dissertation module must be submitted after you have taken all other modules. If your first language is not English. including the dynamics of international social and political power relationships as well as the role of violence. political and social processes. equivalent qualifications from overseas are welcome. In addition to the core modules.This course offers an innovative. It is hosted by the internationally recognised Department of Politics and International Relations. or an equivalent approved by the course admissions tutor. Terrorism and Self-Defence * one of your options may be an approved free choice module hosted by another Masters course. and issues and perspectives on contemporary political and social theory. Public Life and the Media • either International Relations 2: Beyond International Relations? or International State Building: Exporting Democracy? • either Post-colonial International Relations? Theories and Concepts or Global Change: Toward a New Non-Western Order? • either The European Union as an International Actor or The Governance of the European Union • either Theories of International Security or Contemporary Controversies in International Security: Intervention. If you hold or are expecting to gain a good first degree in an unrelated subject.

Terrorism and Self-Defence * one of your options may be an approved free choice module hosted by another Masters course. interdisciplinary and intellectually challenging framework for the study of the EU in a global context. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed. Postmodernity and the Islamic Perspective • Perspectives on Post-Cold War Chinese Foreign Policy • Politics. and overseas aid and development. 150 . you will need an IELTS score of 6. Public Life and the Media • either International Relations 2: Beyond International Relations? or International State Building: Exporting Democracy? • either Post-colonial International Relations? Theories and Concepts or Global Change: Toward a New Non-Western Order? • either The State.5 or equivalent. or an equivalent approved by the course admissions tutor. Politics and Violence or The Human Sciences: Perspectives and Methods • either Theories of International Security or Contemporary Controversies in International Security: Intervention. Your application must be supported by a reference written on institutional notepaper by an academic familiar with your abilities. Our graduates hold posts within various international and national government departments and organisations.InTERnATIOnAL RELATIOnS AnD DIPLOMACY International Relations and European Politics MA European integration plays a central role in contemporary international relations. security. equivalent qualifications from overseas are welcome. The internationally recognised Department of Politics and International Relations hosts this course. part-time (January start available) Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. At the start of the 21st century. Its international activities span international trade. Teaching staff Dr Dibyesh Anand • Professor David Chandler • Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi • Dr Aidan Hehir • Dr Patricia Hogwood • Dr Maria Holt • Professor Simon Joss • Dr Tom Moore • Professor Chantal Mouffe • Professor John Owens • Professor Bhikhu Parekh • Professor Ali Paya • Dr Celia Szusterman • Dr Paulina Tambakaki Related courses International Relations MA • International Relations and Contemporary Political Theory MA • International Relations and Global Change MA • International Relations and Security MA Length of course One-year. This course approaches the study of European integration and EU politics through classic and contemporary literatures in the fields of international relations and comparative politics. you must also choose three option modules* from the following: Controversies in United States Foreign Policymaking and Processes • Democracy and Islam • Environmental and Urban Governance: International Perspectives • European Immigration Policy in International Perspective • International Humanitarian Law • Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Societies and Cultures • Latin America and Globalisation • Modernity. If you hold or are expecting to gain a good first degree in an unrelated subject.ac. full-time or two-year. Course content Core modules: Dissertation and Research Methods • Governance of the European Union • International Relations 1: Theories and Perspectives • The European Union as an International Actor The Dissertation module must be submitted after you have taken all other modules. conflict prevention. Many have also gone on to study for doctorates at Westminster and other universities around the world.uk/fees Associated careers This course will provide you with numerous key skills and knowledge that will prepare you for your future career in a variety of different fields. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. In addition to the core modules. If your first language is not English. Entry requirements You should have a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent. It combines a rigorous theoretical grounding with professionally relevant knowledge and debate on leading issues. diplomacy. offering an innovative. you may need to complete the University’s Summer School module in international relations. the European Union (EU) stands as one of the world’s leading economic and political powers.

Public Life and the Media • either International Relations 2: Beyond International Relations? or International State Building: Exporting Democracy? • either The European Union as an International Actor or The Governance of the European Union • either Theories of International Security or Contemporary Controversies in International Security: Intervention. you will need an IELTS score of 6. Teaching staff Dr Dibyesh Anand • Professor David Chandler • Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi • Dr Aidan Hehir • Dr Patricia Hogwood • Dr Maria Holt • Professor Simon Joss • Dr Tom Moore • Professor Chantal Mouffe • Professor John Owens • Professor Bhikhu Parekh • Professor Ali Paya • Dr Celia Szusterman • Dr Paulina Tambakaki Related courses International Relations MA • International Relations and Contemporary Political Theory MA • International Relations and European Politics MA • International Relations and Security MA Length of course One-year. Your application must be supported by a reference written on institutional notepaper by an academic familiar with your abilities.5 or equivalent. In addition to the core modules. You will consider the extent to which the expected rise of China and India poses fundamental challenges to the West-dominated international order. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course.ac. you may need to complete the University’s Summer School module in international relations. Course content Core modules: Dissertation and Research Methods • Global Change: Toward a New Non-Western Order? • International Relations 1: Theories and Perspectives • Post-colonial International Relations? Theories and Concepts The Dissertation module must be submitted after you have taken all other modules. gender. Entry requirements You should have a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent. If you hold or are expecting to gain a good first degree in an unrelated subject. and domestic and international politics of India and China.uk/fees Associated careers This course will provide you with numerous key skills and knowledge that will prepare you for your future career in a variety of different fields. full-time or two-year. Postmodernity and the Islamic Perspective • Perspectives on Post-Cold War Chinese Foreign Policy • Politics. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed. or an equivalent approved by the course admissions tutor. immigration. Many have also gone on to study for doctorates at Westminster and other universities around the world. It will engage with conventional and post-colonial theories that enable a critical analysis of global change brought on by the predicted rise of the non-West. Terrorism and Self-Defence * one of your options may be an approved free choice module hosted by another Masters course. religion and other identity-related issues have an impact on international relations and are affected by them. If your first language is not English.This course examines the changes within international relations brought on by the rise of non-Western states. multiculturalism. You will also examine how culture. Our graduates hold posts within various international and national government departments and organisations. ethnicity. race. equivalent qualifications from overseas are welcome. InTERnATIOnAL RELATIOnS AnD DIPLOMACY 151 International Relations and Global Change MA . especially China and India. in comparative perspective. part-time (January start available) Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. you must also chose three option modules* from the following: Controversies in United States Foreign Policymaking and Processes • Democracy and Islam • Environmental and Urban Governance: International Perspectives • European Immigration Policy in International Perspective • International Humanitarian Law • Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Societies and Cultures • Latin America and Globalisation • Modernity.

Our graduates hold posts within various international and national government departments and organisations. If you hold or are expecting to gain a good first degree in an unrelated subject. Public Life and the Media • either International Relations 2: Beyond International Relations? or International State Building: Exporting Democracy? • either Post-colonial International Relations? Theories and Concepts or Global Change: Toward a New Non-Western Order? • either The European Union as an International Actor or The Governance of the European Union * one of your options may be an approved free choice module hosted by another Masters course. In addition to the core modules. If your first language is not English. Teaching staff Dr Dibyesh Anand • Professor David Chandler • Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi • Dr Aidan Hehir • Dr Patricia Hogwood • Dr Maria Holt • Professor Simon Joss • Dr Tom Moore • Professor Chantal Mouffe • Professor John Owens • Professor Bhikhu Parekh • Professor Ali Paya • Dr Celia Szusterman • Dr Paulina Tambakaki Related courses International Relations MA • International Relations and Contemporary Political Theory MA • International Relations and European Politics MA • International Relations and Global Change MA Length of course One-year. Course content Core modules: Contemporary Controversies in International Security: Intervention. you may need to complete the University’s Summer School module in international relations. This course provides you with a detailed understanding of the nature of the contemporary security agenda. Entry requirements You should have a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed. 152 . You will also develop your analytical skills in order to facilitate understanding of the seminal contemporary security issues in a broader theoretical and historical framework. or an equivalent approved by the course admissions tutor. You will examine the theories of international security and those key security issues that have dominated security discourse in the post-Cold War era. Many have also gone on to study for doctorates at Westminster and other universities around the world. Issues such as the ‘War on Terror’. Your application must be supported by a reference written on institutional notepaper by an academic familiar with your abilities. full-time or two-year. part-time (January start available) Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. Terrorism and Self-Defence • Dissertation and Research Methods • International Relations 1: Theories and Perspectives • Theories of International Security The Dissertation module must be submitted after you have taken all other modules.InTERnATIOnAL RELATIOnS AnD DIPLOMACY International Relations and Security MA The question of security now dominates contemporary international politics. pre-emptive self-defence and humanitarian intervention constitute seminal international concerns that have implications for all states and all peoples. Postmodernity and the Islamic Perspective • Perspectives on Post-Cold War Chinese Foreign Policy • Politics. equivalent qualifications from overseas are welcome. you must also choose three option modules* from the following: Controversies in United States Foreign Policymaking and Processes • Democracy and Islam • Environmental and Urban Governance: International Perspectives • European Immigration Policy in International Perspective • International Humanitarian Law • Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Societies and Cultures • Latin America and Globalisation • Modernity. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. you will need an IELTS score of 6.ac.5 or equivalent.uk/fees Associated careers This course will provide you with numerous key skills and knowledge that will prepare you for your future career in a variety of different fields. its origins. theoretical foundations and future trajectory.

you may have the relevant knowledge and skills equivalent to first-degree level. security. With its emphasis on modern and practical realities. Its holistic and integrative approach. Areas for further professional and/or academic advancement include foreign affairs. diplomatic. interfaith organisations. full-time or two-year. business. you will need an IELTS score of 6. non-governmental organisations (nGOs). economic. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable but not essential. or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised educational institution. benefiting from the historical British engagement with the Arab and Muslim world as well as from London’s central location and unique and well-publicised research facilities. diplomacy. or a recognised professional qualification in a relevant discipline. will further distinguish it from more traditional approaches steeped in theology. the media. international relations. history or Middle Eastern studies. In view of the profile Islamic issues have been assuming in world affairs. normally by means of a five-year period of relevant work experience. Post Modernity and the Islamic Perspective Related courses Diplomatic Studies MA • International Liaison and Communication MA Length of course One-year. combining theoretical and practical methodologies. InTERnATIOnAL RELATIOnS AnD DIPLOMACY 153 Modern Islamic Studies MA . Course content The course distinguishes itself from others in the field by highlighting these issues within a broad contemporary and dynamic framework.uk/fees Associated careers There is a realisation that specialisation in Islamic issues generates interest and opportunities for employment and/or further study. Core modules: Dissertation • Islam and International Security • Islamic Culture and Civilisation • Islamic Law and the Modern World Option modules: Democracy and Islam • Diplomacy in Islam • Information Technology in the Information Society • Intercultural Communication • Islam and Interfaith Dialogue • Islam and Muslims in the Contemporary Media • Islamic Banking and Finance • Modernity.This course addresses issues relevant to the various roles which Muslim nations and communities have been increasingly playing in the modern world at political. this course challenges and engages with diplomatic issues and conflict resolution techniques.ac. Entry requirements You should hold a University degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. the course (offered by the Diplomatic Academy of London) will enable you to undertake Islamic studies in the UK. development. doctrinal and other levels. Alternatively.5 or equivalent. part-time Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. If your first language is not English. community relations. and intercultural communication. religious bodies.

was an important step for my career. CHInA JOURnALISM (InTERnATIOnAL) – BROADCAST MA 154 .JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS “My postgraduate qualification. and the contacts that I have built up from my time at Westminster. That gave me a good understanding of social and political science. and the experience of the whole year.” yixianG ZenG.” “ efore I came to Westminster. Westminster has a good reputation in media-related fields. I got my first chance to see the real professional world while at the University. Coming from a social science background. The main reason for studying Journalism (International) – Broadcast MA at the University of Westminster was to advance my career. has given me an excellent path into the mainstream British journalism industry. and I had several other offers to study on similar courses. The progress of my career since then has been based on my continuing journalistic development. having got into the BBC Step Up Training Scheme 2008. I’d completed my BA in Communication B Studies with International Relations at the University of Malta. but I made up my mind to come here. and I was also very passionate about EU integration and European politics. as it has given me an excellent path into the mainstream British journalism industry. and the experience of the whole year. My postgraduate qualification. one of the best professions I can embark on is journalism.

an interdisciplinary. In the most recent RAE in 2008. and students are encouraged to participate in these seminars to introduce them to the wider research community. Life on Air: a History of Radio 4 (David Hendy 2007). CAMRI hosts four regional media centres – the China Media Centre. and interactive and social media. CAMRI has awards and other financial support from diverse sources. and research leave awards from the ESRC. Our work has a very strong international dimension. and further written feedback to students from the chair of each session. Arts and Design website at westminster. the largest centre in Europe devoted to the study of Chinese media. For more information about Journalism and Mass Communications courses. The International Broadcasting Trust. For example. Doctoral researchers are also involved in a host of other activities. the Arab Media Centre. LSE and City University. ethics and methods of conducting research at doctoral level. The Doctoral Programme is an integral and thriving part of CAMRI. and the BBC have commissioned independent research. Today CAMRI has 25 researchers and around 50 doctoral students. In their first year all CAMRI students attend a semester-long PhD research module. who are drawn from staff from the four participating departments. peer-reviewed media and cultural studies journal published by CAMRI which has an established and growing international reputation. Dr Anthony McNicholas (E: mcnichc@westminster. CAMRI has strengths in media policy. as well in the study of audiences in Europe. Members of CAMRI are responsible for editing seven scholarly journals. followed by Q&A sessions. the European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School. the Rowntree Foundation. These are presentations by invited speakers. media audiences. They are organised in exactly the same way as any academic conference. consisting of 15-minute presentations into themed panels. for example: Carnage and the Media (Jean Seaton 2005). European-led networks and seminars have been funded by the ESRC and the EU.ac. travel and seminar grants. economics and industries. China. 1996 and 2001. and Women and Media in the Middle East (Naomi Sakr 2004). Globalization. and (along with our art and design colleagues in CREAM) the India and Africa Media Centres. concerns. and Professor Steven Barnett was appointed as key advisor to the House of Lords on communications issues. and our researchers influence media policy in Britain and abroad. and continue to be an active participant in. During term time CAMRI also holds weekly research seminars attended by both students and staff. media history. We are very keen to provide an atmosphere which is both intellectually stimulating and rigorous. which deals with the processes. and in which they can share their own views.and part-time students. such as the regular monthly doctoral research workshops managed by students. We currently have 21 members of staff supervising 50 full.Westminster has a long-established international reputation in media research. whose diverse projects reflect our wide range of interests and expertise. located in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. Creative Explorations (David Gauntlett 2007). For the past ten years we have hosted twice-yearly symposia held in conjunction with the PhD programmes in Goldsmiths. Development and the Mass Media (Colin Sparks 2007). Members of CAMRI have produced many high level research publications. Africa and the Arab world. We have received research project. and the production of Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. with members who are experts on media in India. If you are interested in applying for a PhD in media and communication at Westminster contact the director of the CAMRI doctoral programme. but at the same time collegiate and supportive.uk). We have hosted. our Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) was rated the top media and communication research centre in the UK (see p164). Professor Hugo de Burgh has been active in the All-Party Parliamentary Group on China and the Select Committee for Trade & Industry (2005-06).uk/mad JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS 155 RESEARCH IN JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS . and three research fellowships from RCUK. with questions and comments from the audience. Diasporic Cultures (Roza Tsagarousianou 2007). We gained a top five rating in media in each of the first three official Research Assessment Exercises (RAE) in 1992. visit the School of Media. AHRC and British Academy. problems and expertise with their peers.ac.

as well as the broader private sector (eg consulting and advertising firms) and public sector (eg government ministries. choose from: Chinese Media • Development and Communications Policy • Electronic Communications: International and Comparative Regulatory Context • European Communications Policy • Global Media • International Media Business • Media Audiences • Political Analysis of Communications Policy • Political Communication • Political Economy of Communication • Sex. You will receive a relevant. evaluate and apply research to evaluate these theories. multicultural academic department which boasts a strong research culture. and you will be able to attend the regular talks by outside speakers (academics and practitioners) on a variety of communication and mass media issues. and for those who want to go on to pursue further academic research in media and communication. regulatory authorities). It is designed both for those who already work in or want to work in the media.5 (or equivalent). enabling you to have a wide. If English is not your first language. 156 . telephone interviews are conducted before offers of admission are made. you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.ac. and how to develop.JOURnALISM AnD MASS COMMUnICATIOnS Communication MA This highly regarded course offers a rigorous analysis of the political. the course is taught in lectures and seminars by the team from Westminster’s top-rated Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI). part-time Location Harrow Fees and funding See westminster. high-quality education and skill base. cultural and sociological factors which shape the practices and outcomes of mass media. well-grounded. As far as possible.000-word piece of original research on an aspect of communication you agree with your supervisor. international organisations and nGOs.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates have found jobs in middle and upper management in media industries. clear and comprehensive understanding of the fields of communication and the mass media. You will be part of a bustling. and/or have relevant professional experience. economic. Violence and Politics • Technology and Communications Policy The dissertation is a 15. Related courses Communications Policy MA • Global Media MA • Media Management MA • Public Relations MA Length of course One-year. Core modules: Approaches to Media and Communication Research • Dissertation • Dissertation Preparation • Theories of Communication Option modules. full-time or two to five years. Course content This course offers you the opportunity to study and research at graduate level the main ways in which social scientists have analysed the role of the mass media and communication. Based on continuous assessment. Entry requirements You should normally possess a good first degree (Upper Second Class Honours) or equivalent.

Option modules allow you to specialise in the regulation of content and distribution channels. as well as the broader private sector (eg consulting and advertising firms) and public sector (eg government ministries. full-time or two to five years. Asia Pacific. You will be part of a bustling multicultural academic department which boasts a strong research culture.5 (or equivalent). It draws on experience from the UK. regulatory authorities). Based on continuous assessment. Competition and Regulation • European Communications Policy • Global Media • International Media Business • Media Audiences • Political Communication • Political Economy of Communication • Sex. JOURnALISM AnD MASS COMMUnICATIOnS 157 Communications Policy MA . telephone interviews are conducted before offers of admission are made. the course is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of issues related to the convergence of broadcasting. Entry requirements You should normally possess a good first-degree qualification (Upper Second Class Honours) or equivalent. high-quality education and skill base. and/or have relevant professional experience. Latin America and developing countries.000-word piece of original research on an aspect of communication you agree with your supervisor. enabling you to have a wide. Europe. telecommunications and the internet. the USA.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates have found jobs in middle and upper management in media industries. part-time Location Harrow Fees and funding See westminster. information and telecommunications sectors. clear and comprehensive understanding of communication and the mass media. Violence and Politics • Technology and Communications Policy • Theories of Communication The dissertation is a 15. and in the policy of specific regions of the world. As far as possible. If English is not your first language. international organisations and nGOs. choose from: Chinese Media • Development and Communications Policy • Electronic Communications: International and Comparative Regulatory Context • Electronic Communications: Markets. Core modules: Approaches to Media and Communication Research • Dissertation • Dissertation Preparation • Political Analysis of Communications Policy Option modules.ac. and you will be able to attend the regular talks by outside speakers (academics and practitioners) on a variety of communication and mass media issues. Related courses Communication MA • Global Media MA • Media Management MA • Public Relations MA Length of course One-year. the course is taught in lectures and seminars by the team from Westminster’s renowned Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI). you should have an IELTS score of at least 6. Course content Suitable for those from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds. The course encourages diversity and is designed to have international appeal. It gives you a relevant. well-grounded.This course is designed to give you an overview of policy issues and processes in the media.

This course offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to global media. the media increasingly operate in a global context. 158 . regulatory authorities). Core modules: Approaches to Media and Communication Research • Dissertation • Dissertation Preparation • Global Media Option modules. and explores the complex nature of the globalisation process in the media. you should have an IELTS score of at least 6. clear and comprehensive understanding of communication and the mass media. choose from: Chinese Media • Development and Communications Policy • Electronic Communications: International and Comparative Regulatory Context • European Communications Policy • International Media Business • Media Audiences • Political Analysis of Communications Policy • Political Communication • Political Economy of Communication • Sex. If English is not your first language. Violence and Politics • Technology and Communications Policy • Theories of Communication The dissertation is a 15.5 (or equivalent). high-quality education and skill base. You will receive a relevant. As far as possible. and you will be able to attend the regular talks by outside speakers (academics and practitioners) on a variety of communication and mass media issues.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates have found jobs in middle and upper management in media industries. or want to work in.ac. international organisations and nGOs. Course content This course is designed for those who work in. and/or have relevant professional experience. You will be part of a bustling multicultural academic department which boasts a strong research culture. the media industries. It examines key developments in the media and communications industries associated with the logic of globalisation. Based on continuous assessment.JOURnALISM AnD MASS COMMUnICATIOnS Global Media MA From Al Jazeera to Hollywood. enabling you to have a wide. well-grounded. full-time or two to five years.000-word piece of original research on an aspect of communication you agree with your supervisor. from News Corporation to China Central TV. part-time Location Harrow Fees and funding See westminster. telephone interviews are conducted before offers of admission are made. Related courses Communication MA • Communications Policy MA • Media Management MA • Public Relations MA Length of course One-year. It aims to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the international media and the issues. Entry requirements You should normally possess a good first-degree qualification (Upper Second Class Honours) or equivalent. the course is taught in lectures and seminars by the team from Westminster’s renowned Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI). as well as the broader private (eg consulting and advertising firms) and public sectors (eg government ministries.

and there’s also an opportunity for work placements. Some students choose a 15. and the second an analysis of the print or broadcast media in your home country (300 words maximum).uk/fees Associated careers Though designed to prepare students for a career in journalism. It attracts students from all over the world. Human Rights and Democracy. a purely theoretical module. to gain an understanding of the basic skills. or any other professional pathway which requires effective communication skills. this course could also lead to a career in public relations. All students take the Principles of Journalism module. and preparing students for the new world of multi-platform journalism. Course content There’s a strong emphasis on learning through ‘hands-on’ practice. and can contribute to Westminster News Online (wnol. Online and Print MA . including both experienced journalists and new graduates looking to pursue a journalism career. You will also study Issues in Journalism: Freedom. from: Arts and Entertainment Journalism • Business and Finance Journalism • Environmental Journalism • Health and Medical Journalism • Investigative Journalism • Sports Journalism • Travel Journalism You can also choose one module from our other theory-based MA courses. Political Communication. You will choose to follow one of three strands – Broadcast. and to the European Commission and Parliament in Brussels. Violence and Politics or Media Audiences have proved popular choices.theha1. You will also need a good understanding of the media and current affairs. highly practical course is designed for international students who wish to develop their journalism skills in English. Entry requirements You should hold a good first degree (Upper Second Class Honours) from a UK university (or recognised equivalent). Unless a large part of your education has been in English. as well as visits on exchange to Moscow State University’s Faculty of Journalism.info) Print strand – Newspaper Journalism • Magazine Production (these modules also develop your skills in page design and layout) In Semester Two there is a choice of two options to be taken alongside your strand modules. as have options from the Film and Television MA. full-time Location Harrow Fees and funding See westminster. followed in the summer months by the largely self-directed Final Project. our student journalism multimedia website. you can also contribute to our local news website. All students are introduced to web journalism on the course. you will need an IELTS score of 7. Applicants should submit two short assignments with their application – the first on why you have decided on a career in journalism (250 words maximum). the HA1 (www. Related courses Journalism – Print and Online Journalism or Broadcast Journalism MA/Postgraduate Diploma • Photojournalism MA Length of course One-year. the course enables you to study the political.ac. sometimes on board ship.uk). and have some journalism work experience.This challenging. including: International Media Business • Online Journalism • Sociology of News or you can take a Specialist Journalism Option.info). considerations and techniques of contemporary journalism and new media.000-word dissertation instead of a practical project. communications. Online or Print – for your journalism practice.0 (or equivalent) in speaking and in writing.co. commercial and ethical issues which affect journalists worldwide. In the past few years MA students have been able to go as ‘embedded journalists’ on Royal navy and nATO training exercises. using our professional-standard facilities. The core modules for your chosen strand will include the following: Broadcast strand – Broadcast News and Current Affairs (Radio and TV) • Documentary Skills for Radio and TV Online strand – Broadcast News and Current Affairs (Audio and video for the web) • Online Journalism • Web Production for Westminster News Online (wnol. In addition to delivering ‘hands-on’ learning. Sex. The MA is taught over two semesters. JOURnALISM AnD MASS COMMUnICATIOnS 159 Journalism (International) – Broadcast.

You will be given full training in using our up-to-date media resources. In the past few years MA students have been able to go as ‘embedded journalists’ on Royal navy and nATO training exercises. or in broadcast journalism. The course has a practical focus. Graduates go on to work with a variety of leading media organisations including the BBC. communications. Westminster News Online (wnol. or an analysis of how a recent news story was covered in different media (300 words maximum). and opportunities for work placements. Related courses Journalism (International): Print. ensuring that you graduate from the course as a multiskilled journalist. turn to p164 for more details. and is designed to equip you with the practical and intellectual skills necessary for a career in either print and/or online media. As well as being a Skillset Media Academy. We have twice received the BJTC award for excellence in teaching.000-word dissertation in place of a practical project. and the second should be either an analysis of the print or broadcast media in the UK. followed by the largely self-directed final project. Conde Nast. The MA is taught over two semesters. and broadcast their work on Smoke Radio. You should also submit two short assignments with your application – the first on why you have decided on a career in journalism (250 words maximum).info) and HA1 (www. and you are expected to develop story ideas and contacts.ac. or any other professional pathway which requires effective communication skills. full-time Location Harrow Fees and funding See westminster. Course content There’s a strong emphasis on learning through ‘hands-on’ practice. and to the European Commission and Parliament in Brussels. using our professional-standard facilities. As well as regular classes taught by experienced journalists on our staff. and many of our students have won journalism awards.co. sometimes even on board ship.theha1. Our journalism teaching staff are highly experienced journalism professionals. the Financial Times and The Guardian.5 (or equivalent) in speaking and in writing. and preparing students for the new world of multi-platform journalism. the broadcast pathway of the course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). and have some journalism work experience. 160 . Students can also contribute to one of University’s two multimedia news sites.uk/fees Associated careers Though designed to prepare students for a career in journalism. Reporting and Production • Radio Features and Documentaries • The Final Radio Documentary Project Print and Online Pathway students study: Magazine Project • News and Feature Writing • Page Design • Sub-Editing • Web Journalism (Westminster News Online)• The Final Journalism Portfolio Specialist Journalism option modules for both pathways currently include: Arts and Entertainment Journalism • Business Financial Journalism • Environmental Journalism • Health and Medical Journalism • Investigative Journalism • Sports Journalism • Travel Journalism We also offer TeeLine Shorthand training.JOURnALISM AnD MASS COMMUnICATIOnS Journalism – Print and Online Journalism or Broadcast Journalism MA/Postgraduate Diploma This course is aimed at students planning a career in journalism. the University’s multi-award-winning internet radio station. You should have knowledge and experience of the UK media and journalism industry. we also invite guest speakers from across the media and specialists to critique student work. or eight-month (Postgraduate Diploma).uk). whether a short placement or more extensive professional experience. this course could also lead to a career in public relations. Some students choose to write a 15. Core modules for all students are: Multimedia Journalism Skills • Media Law and Current Affairs Broadcast Pathway students study: Presentation Skills • Radio and TV News Writing. ITN. Entry requirements You should hold a good first degree (Upper Second Class) from a UK university (or recognised equivalent). Broadcast and Cultural MA • Photojournalism MA Length of course One-year (MA). as well as visits on exchange to Moscow State University’s Faculty of Journalism. and gather your own material for journalistic course work. newsrooms and studios.Unless a large part of your education has been in English you will need an IELTS score of 7.

strategic and managerial skills to prosper in an industry undergoing fundamental change. managerial roles within media organisations. quantify and access national and international media markets. content distribution. regulation and policy. consumer behaviour. If English is not your first language. business development. and excel in leadership and implementation. The course consists of eight credit-bearing modules and an additional key skills module which includes the use of quantitative methods and software tools. Context and Tools • Media Markets • Media Operations • Organisational Analysis for Media Managers • Responding to a Changing Media Environment • Strategy Implementation in the Media Firm • The International Media Firm in Transition Length of course One-year. creative team leadership. Core modules: Dissertation • Media Management: Strategy. Course content Modules taught on the course provide a rounded set of managerial and commercial skills. As well as being able to manage complex media projects. and strategy analysis and direction setting. The course will enable you to identify and analyse strategic and operational problems and opportunities. deploy business-planning skills. project management. Practice-based assignments such as the integrating business-planning project play an essential role in enabling you to apply ideas and learning in a creative fashion. creative or business function. developing entrepreneurial leaders equipped to deal with the complex and novel challenges presented by new technologies. full-time Location Harrow Fees and funding See westminster. Entry requirements Applicants typically have a good Honours degree (Upper Second or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. you should have an IELTS score of 6. understand.ac. and use foresight and planning techniques to understand and respond to change. rooted in an understanding of today’s media and content industries. and evolving business models.uk/fees Associated careers Graduates of the course are working in mid-level and senior positions in analysis and consultancy.Media professionals and media firms are united in their need to acquire the commercial.5 (or equivalent). This course is designed to address these needs. You will generally be expected to have at least a year’s experience of working in an editorial. you will also have the skills to engage in strategic direction setting. and building on our role as a leader in UK media research. JOURnALISM AnD MASS COMMUnICATIOnS 161 Media Management MA . and significant relevant professional experience.

newsrooms and studios. or any other professional pathway which requires effective communication skills. Our teaching staff are highly experienced journalism professionals. this course could also lead to working in public relations. and there’s the opportunity to broadcast on Smoke Radio. Entry requirements For the Postgraduate Diploma you should hold a good first degree (Upper Second Class) and/or a health-related qualification. the University’s multi-award-winning internet radio station.uk). For the Graduate Diploma you should have a health-related qualification and work experience.co. Westminster News Online (wnol. studying on an MA accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. a psychologist or trained in any other therapeutic occupation. we are now offering a similar course aimed at a wider range of health professionals. This course is designed to equip you with the practical and intellectual skills necessary for a career or part-time employment in medical journalism. The course has a strong practical focus. Length of course Eight-month. but also developing some broadcasting skills alongside the Broadcast MA students. You will be given full training in using our up-to-date media resources. ensuring that you graduate from the course as a multiskilled journalist. Applicants should submit two short assignments with their application – the first on why medical and health journalism is important (250 words maximum). preferably in the UK.theha1.info) and HA1 (www. Course content There’s a strong emphasis on learning through ‘hands-on’ practice. mainly those who are specialising in print and online journalism. Unless a large part of your education has been in English. a pharmacist. you may have considered broadening your base of skills to include journalism. or at a more specialised or ‘in-house’ audience. Many of our Medical Journalism BA graduates have successfully combined their medical careers with journalistic work. 162 . and you are expected to develop story ideas and contacts. in charity sector communications. You will also contribute to one of University’s two multimedia news sites. and on making you aware of multi-platform journalism. The specially adapted modules you will study are: Health and Medical Journalism • Magazine Project • Media Law and Current Affairs (Medical) • Medical News and Feature Writing • Multimedia Journalism Skills (Medical) • Web Journalism (Westminster News Online) You will be able to learn TeeLine shorthand and undertake a work placement at a medical publication. particularly as health stories play an increasing part in the news agenda. This could be aimed at either a wider audience. and gather your own material for journalistic course work.uk/fees Associated careers Though designed to prepare students for a future in medical journalism. able to work across different platforms. If you are a nurse.ac.5 (or equivalent) in speaking and in writing.JOURnALISM AnD MASS COMMUnICATIOnS Medical Journalism Graduate Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma Building on the success of our unique one-year Medical Journalism BA course for third or fourth year medical students. and you will have specialist tuition from a leading medical journalist. You will be working alongside our postgraduate journalism MA students. you will need an IELTS score of 7. and the second an analysis of the coverage of a recent health story (300 words maximum). You should be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the media and journalism industry. full-time Location Harrow Fees and funding See westminster.

It is also designed to produce better strategic managers. Many of our alumni now work at a senior level in PR. both in-house and in leading PR agencies including Burson Marsteller. Edelman. although professional qualifications or substantial appropriate work experience may be acceptable instead. the private sector and the growing market of digital PR. Hill and Knowlton. The course was the first of its kind in London. The course relies heavily on you being able to write and present effectively in English. Course content We offer an exciting curriculum that combines rigorous academic study with the practical professional skills that are much in demand by employers. and for those planning careers in PR consultancies. full-time or two-year.This challenging and highly regarded course encourages you to reflect on the dynamic public relations profession. while engaging in serious study of the key issues faced by the PR industry. JOURnALISM AnD MASS COMMUnICATIOnS 163 Public Relations MA . part-time Location Harrow and central London (Marylebone and Cavendish) Fees and funding See westminster. rather than simply following in the slipstream. and Ketchum. You will put together a professional pitch. or to progress. and as an international industry it is at different stages of development in different countries. choose from: Consumer PR • Corporate PR • Fashion PR • Marketing Principles • New Media and PR • NGO and Charity Campaigns and PR • Political Communications • Public Affairs Related courses Communication MA • Media Management MA Length of course One-year. plus sufficient academic or professional background. Core modules: Contemporary Theory and Issues in PR • Dissertation Research Skills • Planning a Public Relations Campaign • Public Relations and the Media • Understanding Public Relations Option modules. The course is designed to help you broaden. stage a press conference and create blogs.uk/fees Associated careers This course is particularly relevant if you want to start. the centre of Europe’s public relations industry. The course provides relevant aspects for people working in the public and voluntary sectors in the UK and overseas. a career in public relations or one that involves communications with either internal or external stakeholders. The course will equip you to seize the opportunities presented by change. and if English is not your first language.0 (or equivalent). enhance and update your practical skills. sensitive to changes both in technology and in society. Public relations is a fast-moving field. You will also explore issues affecting the industry such as professional ethics and the impact of new media.ac. you need to have a minimum IELTS score of 7. Entry requirements You should normally have a good first-degree qualification (Upper Second Class Honours) or equivalent.

At the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. to ensure high standards for training students to be journalists. For more information on the benefits of taking a course at a Skillset approved course.uk/ . For comparison. Skillset Media Academy The University of Westminster is a Skillset Media Academy. The Academies provide an answer to the industry need for fresh talent and innovation. Sixty per cent of this research was judged to be at the very highest level – “world-leading in terms of originality. The Skillset Media Academy Network is a national footprint of colleges and universities that work with industry in developing the new wave of media talent.org/pick_the_tick Broadcast Journalism Training Council The Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) is a partner organisation with Skillset. significance and rigour” – and received the top. The Communications and Media Research Institute at the University submitted the work of 16 researchers. visit www. The University of Westminster is accredited by the BJTC for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.JOURnALISM AnD MASS COMMUnICATIOnS 164 Research Assessment Exercise The University of Westminster is recognised as one of the top-rated media research institutions in the country. All members of the CAMRI team lecture regularly. drawing together creative education partnerships from 43 colleges and universities across the UK. and is made up of 22 academies. It has been devised by Skillset. an average of 32 per cent of research received a ‘four star’ ranking. The institutions in the network are centres of excellence in television and interactive media.skillset. backed by the broadcasting industry. and is recognised as one of the top media-teaching institutions in the UK. see courses. For more information on the benefits of taking a BJTC course. take seminars and supervise dissertations. All of the work was judged to be “recognised internationally” and 90 per cent of it was rated “internationally excellent”. and set new standards in higher education for the design and delivery of practice-based courses.org. according to the Governmentsponsored Research Assessment Exercise. released in December 2008. The council has twice acknowledged the University’s excellence with awards for Teaching and Innovation (2007 and 2008).bjtc. Skillset established the Academies in response to a call from the media industries to develop lasting partnerships with further and higher education institutions. only 17 per cent of research across all universities and all subjects was judged to be “world leading”. ‘four star’ ranking. the Government-backed industry training body.

was an attractive choice. Overall it was a great experience which.“The course offered an excellent balance between the practical and theoretical perspectives of the law. I remember the days I spent with my classmates in the library at Little Titchfield researching case law and legal articles. I appreciated the type of work that I was given at the time. Coming from a civil law background. and after researching a number of LLM courses in the UK.” naJi Hawayek. I was very impressed by those offered at the University of Westminster. both on the academic side and the social one. studying common law at Westminster was extremely useful. Further study in London. LEBAnOn InTERnATIOnAL COMMERCIAL LAW LLM LAW 165 . greatly benefited my career. It improved my understanding of the legal systems in the world. and the course offered an excellent balance between the practical and theoretical perspectives of the law.” “I was working at a boutique law firm in Beirut. I believe. I very much enjoyed my time at the University of Westminster. one of the most established legal centres in the world. but I was determined to advance my career into the international arena and began researching my options.

law and society. and the legal profession. criminal law. law and philosophy. international law. CENTRE FOR CAPITAL PUNISHMENT STUDIES (CCPS) Formed in 1993. GENDER AND SEXUALITY (CENTRELGS) Founded in 2004. Our research centres produce a wide range of work within core areas of law.uk/law AHRC RESEARCH CENTRE FOR LAW. 85 per cent of the School’s research was judged to be of international quality. gender and sexuality. This enables them to graduate with a rounded portfolio of skills and qualifications. A key component of our reputation for quality research and our dynamic research environment is the strength of our research degree students. Our PhD programme is administered by the Graduate Centre in the Department of Advanced Legal Studies. Research students have their own dedicated office space with computing and telephone facilities and a community area. including: commercial. We offer both MPhil and PhD research degrees in law and law-related topics. Keele and Westminster. The overall aim of CentreLGS is to pioneer work that analyses. gender and sexuality. . More information is available at westminster. They are also encouraged to attend the weekly research seminar series. seminars and conferences and is engaged in a number of research projects. with 35 per cent of that valued as being of international excellence.ac. CCPS has established a forum for research and debate on the death penalty. investigates and deepens understanding of the relationship between law. and law. Where possible we attempt to involve research students in teaching. European Union law. and aid them in gaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in order that they are properly qualified teachers. Our research also takes place within interdisciplinary fields such as: law and geography. CCPS has maintained a programme of lectures. banking and corporate law. this Centre involves a partnership between the law schools at the universities of Kent at Canterbury (the main physical base for the Centre). one of the biggest law research degree programmes in London. We currently have over 25 registered research students. with training and supervision in these two research degrees on both full-time and part-time tracks. law and literature. maritime and transport law. scholars and practitioners worldwide to participate in the work of the Centre. which is devoted to speakers from both within and outside the University.LAW 166 RESEARCH IN LAW In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise we submitted the work of 28 of our staff. We welcome applications from prospective research students who are interested in any aspect of law and legal institutions. This forum aims to encourage students. This reflects the extraordinary growth in the research profile of Westminster’s School of Law over the last 15 years.

with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity and critical theoretical analysis. which discusses. please contact Dr Oliver Phillips (E: o. economics. access to justice. This reputation has been achieved through curriculum development. This group builds on the School’s strongest bodies of research in the legal profession. commercial organisations and individuals sharing a common interest in maritime law and policy. Funders include the ACCA. the ESRC. film. Drawing on our strengths in international law. the Law Society and the Nuffield Foundation. the Centre encourages collaboration both at a national and international level. as it seeks to facilitate common scholarly activities and projects. the Centre will manage the teaching of our highly successful LLM degrees in Corporate Finance Law and International Commercial Law. which includes sport. internships. dispute resolution. conference papers and links with a broad range of professionals.phillips01@westminster. the ACLEC. globalisation.During 2010 a new research centre on International Commercial and Financial Law studies will be established. legal ethics and legal education. For more information about Law courses. disseminates and develops research in this area. LUMLP members are drawn from a wide range of academic and research institutions. and online publications. media and music.banakar@westminster. For more information about PhD study and opportunities. As well as providing a research presence in this field in London.uk). human rights and legal theory. academic publications. CENTRE FOR LEGAL PROFESSION AND LEGAL SERVICES Westminster’s School of Law has been at the forefront of research into the legal profession and related areas. The Centre focuses on the link between the applied and the theoretical. governance. The Centre has recently secured funding for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Brentford Football Club.ac. SOCIETY AND POPULAR CULTURE We have an established reputation in the broad field of law and popular culture.uk/law LAW 167 CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL LAW STUDIES . criminology. through public guest lectures. workshops and seminars. professional groups. CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF LAW. guest invitations. visit the School of Law website at westminster. LONDON UNIVERSITIES MARITIME LAW AND POLICY GROUP (LUMLP) This is a non-profit-making collaborative network of London academic institutions with research interests in Maritime Law and Policy.uk) or Professor Reza Banakar (E: r.ac. and provide the sort of supportive context within which radical new research can flourish.ac. open fora such as conferences. CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THEORY This Centre brings together diverse yet overlapping strands in the study of international law.

uk/fees Associated careers The course has proved ideal for individuals with a gap year between career stages (such as between an undergraduate degree course and a professional or commercial course or appointment). intervention by third parties. co-operation and confrontation. you will need to have an IELTS score of 6. you will need to pass seven modules (three core and four option modules) carrying a total of 180 credits. Course content The course modules provide a balance between mainstream dispute resolution processes. morality. and focuses on a range of issues. decision making. including culture and identity. justice. political. lawyers. You will also consider pervasive elements such as altruism. Other qualifications or experiential routes can sometimes be agreed. Graduates from the course have gone on to pursue a wide range of professional activities around the world. The Perspectives on Conflicts and Disputes module provides a platform from which all the other modules develop. and for anyone from the European Union and other countries wanting to improve their English for career purposes. managed. reconciliation. including as arbitrators. reasoning and writing skills. and how they might be prevented. 168 . The 15. groups and systems. Students can also choose one approved option module from another Masters course. human rights. Related courses Corporate Finance Law LLM • International Commercial Law LLM Length of course One-year. Contexts and Practice • Online Dispute Resolution • Regulating Risk Environments • Restorative Justice: Cultures. The course will enable you to study in depth the procedural and substantive issues in the subject. ethics. judges. truth and victims.ac. confrontation and hostility. transformed and resolved.LAW Conflict Prevention. Integration and Law Not all the option modules will be available each academic year. beliefs. It examines the regulation of individuals and groups in the context of conflicts and disputes of all kinds. and the Research Theory and Practice module provides an essential platform for the dissertation module. To graduate with the MA. They also focus on both the acquisition of knowledge and the acquisition of skills. working for a number of organisations including governments and the United nations. control. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes for applicants who need to improve their English before starting the course. diplomats. and law and regulation. Core modules: Perspectives on Conflicts and Disputes • Postgraduate Dissertation • Research Theory and Practice Option modules: Access to Justice • Comparative Law • Conflict Resolution: Negotiation • Family Mediation: Theory and Practice • International Commercial Arbitration • International Commercial Mediation • Mediation: Concepts. managers (including conflict managers) and mediators.000-word dissertation is on a relevant topic chosen by you and approved by the module leader.5 (or equivalent). full-time or two-year. and modules which are innovative and thoughtprovoking. Others have gone on to further study at PhD level. peace. economic. The Dissertation is an opportunity to develop your research. the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) category of dispute resolution. compliance and conformity. psychological. If your first language is not English. the social. families and communities. Evolution and Practice • Negotiation: Theory. Entry requirements You should have a good UK Honours degree in any non-law subject or in law (or equivalent from a non-UK university) and satisfactory references. linguists. Dispute Resolution MA The course is designed for the development of both non-lawyers and lawyers who are concerned about the origins and causes of conflicts and disputes. part-time Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. and legal implications of conflicts and disputes.

ac. We will also consider applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant professional or managerial experience in a relevant field. including corporate finance. Dispute Resolution MA • International Commercial Law LLM International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma) We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. bankers and financiers who are keen to develop professional skills in fundraising. Course content You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the practical processes and innovative products of the international corporate finance market. securities and investments. The emphasis is on learning how the financial markets work. and accountancy. Two 18-hour executive residential weekend programmes are taught by 12 professionals and University academics. risk management and investment portfolio products. part-time (January start available) Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. corporate law. you will need an IELTS score of 6. or for more information visit kiclondon. structured finance. venture capital. deal structures and transactional management. This course will appeal to both recent graduates and practitioners considering various fields of work.5 or equivalent.org.uk Length of course One-year. private equity. corporate banking. investment banking. Theory. investment banking. Outstanding students are recommended to apply to top law firms and major investment banks. See p228. including law. from the primary markets involving the issuance of equity. If your first language is not English. full-time or minimum of two years. choose four or five option modules from the following list: Corporate Strategy and Competition Law • Deal Mechanics. as well as in related fields. derivatives. private equity. Core modules: Investment Banking Principles and Practices • Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance • Project or Dissertation Option modules.uk/fees Associated careers The course will benefit those seeking to work in any of the range of disciplines involved in corporate finance law. Regulations and Social Responsibility • Islamic Finance and Securitisation • Legal Aspects of International Finance • Money Laundering and Corporate Fraud • Multinational Corporate Entities • Payment and Trade Finance Related courses Conflict Prevention. quantitative and soft skills relevant to this area of practice. as well as very large financial transactions in the international capital markets. including equity and debt capital. Students who complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. Financial Markets and Operations • Derivatives and Structured Finance Law • International Corporate Governance • International Energy Finance Law • International Finance Law and Economics • International Project Finance Law • International Taxation • Investments for Managers.Knowledge of corporate finance law is essential for lawyers. You will gain an enhanced qualification suitable for a professional working or planning to work in a technically demanding and dynamic global industry. Entry requirements You will need to hold an Upper or Lower Second Honours degree (or non-UK equivalent) with an average of 55 per cent or above in law or related subject. corporate finance. to the secondary markets involving trading and investments. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. LAW 169 Corporate Finance Law LLM . The course will also enhance your legal. debt and derivatives.

The subject gives a modern edge to traditional law subjects and is well respected by employers. full-time or a minimum of two years. If law is not the subject of your first degree. The diverse nature of entertainment law will enable you to follow a number of specialisations.ac. Please contact us for an informal discussion if you fall outside the standard category. but we will consider mature applicants without standard qualifications who have significant professional experience in the relevant field. the impact of the law on them. Perhaps the most popular of these are roles in music. Ownership.LAW Entertainment Law LLM This course combines academic analysis and commercial practice elements of entertainment law.5 or equivalent. Control and Regulation Length of course One-year. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the key fields within the entertainment business. media and communications. The course will suit graduates from a law background. Course content Core modules: Dissertation or Project in Entertainment Law • Entertainment Contracts • Intellectual Property in the Entertainment Business • Research Theory and Practice Option modules may include: Controlling Creativity: Censorship of Entertainment Products • Merchandising in the Entertainment Business • Sports Law • Technology Rights and the Law • The Media. Entry requirements You should hold an Honours degree (Upper or Lower Second Honours degree. evidence of law-based modules or relevant experience should be supplied. you will need an IELTS score of 6. underpinned by the issues of contract and intellectual property. If your first language is not English. with average of 55 per cent or above) in law.uk/fees Associated careers Entertainment Law graduates develop careers in a whole range of professions within the entertainment industry. or those from a non-law background who have significant relevant experience. and sports law. 170 . part-time Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. You will also develop the skills you need to succeed in a career in entertainment law.

ac. Core modules: Dissertation • Foundations of European Union Law • Research Theory and Practice Option modules include: Criminal Law of the European Union • Enlargements of the European Union • External Relations of the European Union • Internal Market of the European Union • International and European Refugee Law • International Environmental Law • Introduction to EU Competition Law • Procedural Law of the European Union • Protecting Human Rights in Europe Length of course One-year. ranging from internal market. to external relations (with particular emphasis on the legal aspects of recent EU enlargements).This specialist course in European Union (EU) law will equip you with a deep knowledge and understanding of EU law. as well as specific areas of this unique legal system. part-time Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster. The option modules allow you to study all major areas of EU law. LAW 171 European Union Law LLM .uk/fees Associated careers The course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to develop your career in the Bar. One of the aims of this course is to develop your analytical skills and your ability to apply EU law in everyday domestic and judicial practice. legal and professional training. through EU criminal law and human rights. international organisations. the public sector. Course content As a graduate of the course. Foreign students (unless their first degree was taken in English) are required to have an IELTS score of 6. and national and EU institutions. you will have enhanced knowledge of EU institutional and substantive law. Entry requirements You are required (other than in exceptional circumstances) to hold an Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in law or a relevant field. full-time or a minimum of two years.5 (or equivalent). the diplomatic service. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. consultancy. The variety of options will allow you to follow areas that are of most academic and professional interest to you.

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International and Commercial Dispute Resolution Law LLM
This course is designed for the development of international and commercial lawyers and non-lawyers who are concerned about the origins of public and private international conflicts and disputes, the causes of cross-border and municipal commercial conflicts and disputes, and how those disputes might be prevented, managed, transformed and resolved. The course gives you the opportunity to study in-depth the main procedural and substantive issues in dispute resolution. You will focus on the regulation of individual, corporate and public conduct in international and commercial conflicts and disputes. The wide range of topics you will cover includes competition and co-operation; courts, tribunals and panels; decision making; democracy and governance; hazards and risk; institutional organisation; lawyers and non-lawyers; leadership; and norms and regulation. You will also consider pervasive elements such as equity, ethics, human rights, jurisprudence and justice. Course content The course modules provide a balance between mainstream international and commercial adjudication (litigation and arbitration), Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes such as mediation and negotiation, and modules which are innovative and thought-provoking. They also focus the acquisition of both knowledge and skills. The Perspectives on Conflicts and Disputes module provides a platform from which all the other modules develop, and the Research Theory and Practice module provides an essential platform for the dissertation module. The Dissertation is an opportunity to develop your research, reasoning and writing skills. The 15,000-word dissertation is on a relevant topic chosen by you and approved by the module leader. To graduate with the LLM, you will need to pass seven modules (three core and four option modules) carrying a total of 180 credits. Core modules: Perspectives on Conflicts and Disputes • Postgraduate Dissertation • Research Theory and Practice Option modules: Access to Justice • Comparative Commercial Arbitration: Law and Practice • Comparative Law • Foreign Direct Investment Arbitration • International Commercial Arbitration • International Commercial Litigation • International Commercial Mediation • Mediation: Concepts, Evolution and Practice • Negotiation: Theory, Contexts and Practice • Online Dispute Resolution • Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes • Private International Law: Substantive Commercial • Regulating Risk Environments • Restorative Justice: Cultures, Integration and Law Not all the option modules will be available each academic year. Students can also choose one approved option module from another Masters or LLM course. Length of course One-year, full-time or two-year, part-time Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster.ac.uk/fees Associated careers The course has proved ideal for individuals with a gap year between career stages (such as between an undergraduate degree course and a professional or commercial course or appointment); and for anyone from the European Union and other countries wanting to improve their English for career purposes. Graduates from the course have gone on to pursue a wide range of professional activities around the world, including as advocates, attorneys, arbitrators, barristers, civil servants, diplomats, insurers, judges, lawyers, linguists, managers and commercial directors, mediators, and solicitors. Others have gone on to further study at PhD level. Entry requirements You should have a good UK Honours degree in any non-law subject or in law (or equivalent from a non-UK university) and satisfactory references. Other qualifications or experiential routes can sometimes be agreed. If your first language is not English, you will need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent). The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes for applicants who need to improve their English before starting the course.

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This intellectual and rigorous course is highly practical, and will enable you to develop your understanding of the context and institutional framework of international banking and finance law. You will explore the role of regulation in international banking and finance, the relevance of banking contracts and relationships, the wider financial law framework, and the role of banks in international trade and investments. There is also a strong focus on developing your transferable skills, including effective learning, communication skills, written presentation, analysis and problem solving, independent study, research and time management. Course content Core modules: Dissertation • International Banking Law and Regulation Option modules: Commercial Conflict of Laws • Deal Mechanics: Financial Markets and Operations • Derivatives and Structured Finance Law • EU Competition Law • EU Internal Market Law • Insolvency Law • International Corporate Governance • International Project Finance Law • International Tax Law • Islamic Finance and Securitisation • Investment Banking Principles and Practice • Law of International Sales • Legal Aspects of International Finance • Money Laundering and Corporate Fraud • Payment and Trade Finance • Research Methods, Practice and Theory • World Trade Organization (WTO) Law International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma) We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. See p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk

Length of course One-year, full-time or two-year, part-time Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster.ac.uk/fees Associated careers This course will benefit those seeking legal, professional, managerial, operational or research opportunities in asset management, capital markets, commodities, compliance/legal consultancy, corporate banking, derivatives, foreign exchange and money markets, insurance, acquisitions, private banking/ wealth management, private equity and venture capital, retail banking, risk management, trade finance, central banks and international financial organisations. Outstanding students are recommended to apply to top law firms and major investment banks. Entry requirements The minimum qualification is a Second Honours degree (or equivalent from a non-UK institution) in law or a related subject. We will consider mature applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant professional or managerial experience in a relevant field. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course.

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International Commercial Law LLM
This course offers you the opportunity to develop strong academic and practical skills in a highly competitive and intellectually satisfying area of law. You will study the importance of international contracts, the workings of the multinational company, the financial backdrop to international commerce, international disputes, and the regulation of international business. The courses is ideally suited to those who come from a law, business, management, economics, or social science background. You will benefit from a strong programme of visiting speakers, excellent online materials and learning resources, and a professional and practical focus in a department with a strong research profile. There is also an exciting calendar of social and educational visits, and greater flexibility for part-time students. There are both day and evening optional modules, with the core modules running in the evening. Course content All students are required to offer 180 credits to qualify for the degree. Core modules: Dissertation (60 credits) or Project Paper (40 credits) • Foundations of International Commercial Law (20 credits) Option modules (20 credits each) include: Commercial Conflict of Laws • EU Competition Law • Financial Markets and Operations • International Carriage of Goods • International Commercial Arbitration • International Commercial Mediation • International Corporate Governance • International Sale of Goods • International Tax Law • Investment Banking • Law of the EU Internal Market • Law of Marine Insurance • Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance • Legal Aspects of Electronic Commerce • Legal Aspects of International Finance • Money Laundering and Corporate Fraud • Multinational Corporate Entities • Payment and International Trade Finance Law • Protection of Industrial Property Rights (including Intellectual Property) Law • Research Theory and Practice • World Trade Organization (WTO) Law • Human Rights Law, Business and Ethics Related courses Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution MA • Corporate Finance Law LLM International Pre-Masters (Graduate Diploma) We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Graduate Diploma courses for international students who don’t quite meet our Masters degree entry requirements. Students who complete their KIC London course at the required level are guaranteed progression to study at Westminster on selected Masters degrees. See p228, or for more information visit kiclondon.org.uk Length of course One-year, full-time or a minimum of two years, part-time Location Central London (Regent) Fees and funding See westminster.ac.uk/fees Associated careers Former students have found employment in accountancy, banking and finance, commodities, corporate and commercial law, export-import, information technology, insurance, international and national trade and marketing bodies, international organisations, shipping and freight, tax, and the public sector. Entry requirements You will normally be expected to have at least a good Second Class Honours (or equivalent) degree in law, business, economics and other related fields. You will also be considered without standard qualifications provided you are sufficiently motivated to study effectively on a Masters programme and have had a significant amount of relevant experience. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. English for Academic Purposes is also available during Semester One.

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The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course.This specialist international law course provides an innovative focus on contemporary legal and political issues in the international community. Course content Core modules: Dissertation • Public International Law • Research Theory and Practice Option modules include: Comparative Human Rights Law • Human Rights and Sexuality • International Criminal Law • International Environmental Law • International Energy and Climate Change Law • International Human Rights Law • International Humanitarian Law • International Law and Development • International Law of the Sea • International Law and Terrorism • Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes • The Right to Reparation for Serious Violations of Human Rights and Humanitarian Norms • United Nations Law Related courses Inter