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MA/MSc Open

This innovative masters degree allows you to create a personalised course of study across a range of academic disciplines. The programme will enable you to expand your discipline-related knowledge at masters level, gain broader subject-specific knowledge and pursue further professional development in areas that align with your employment needs and professional aspirations.

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Masters degree in Education

This flexible qualification offers four specialist routes ? applied linguistics; inclusive practice; leadership and management; and learning and teaching. Your choice of route will enable you to engage with issues, concepts, and debates in an area that supports your professional development. Your investigative study will draw on your own and others' experience and on appropriate literature and will develop your understanding of the role and the limitations of research in informing educational practice. It includes a dissertation module in which you will undertake a small-scale inquiry on a topic of your choice situated within your own educational practice. Alternatively, for all pathways, excluding applied linguistics, you will have the option of completing an extended literature review and research proposal relevant to your own educational professional interests and practice, if undertaking a small-scale inquiry is not possible in your setting.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

MSc in Computing

This qualification is relevant to the industry. It covers a range of topics, incorporating transferable skills applicable to professional development. It provides a rigorous approach to the study and application of computing. Choose between four routes. A flexible route lets you choose modules to suit your needs. Or choose one of the routes listed to develop in-depth specialist knowledge. Finish with an independent project on a topic of your choice.

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MSc in Finance

This qualification is designed to support professional development and practice in a wide range of roles in finance ? whether you are developing in your career or aspiring to enter the sector. It provides a thorough grounding in areas such as corporate finance, financial decision-making, financial reporting and governance. It develops competencies in applying statistical and econometric techniques, and equips you with knowledge of the fundamentals of Islamic finance and behavioural finance. You can choose to specialise either in derivatives and financial risk management, or in investment and portfolio management, and you will develop research skills and techniques relevant to higher academic qualifications by completing a dissertation on a finance topic of your choice that is relevant to your interests or chosen career development.

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Money & Business 

MSc in Human Resource Management

This qualification is suitable for those at the start of a career in HR or hoping to enter the HR profession and also line managers. This MSc combines an in-depth understanding of human resource (HR) management with a broader exploration of its organisational and management context. Whether you're at the start of your career in HR, aspiring to enter HR or an experienced professional, it will give you up-to-date knowledge of organisational theory and behaviour and the specialist skills essential to practitioners. You will explore HR strategy both within organisations (including issues such as employee relations and employee engagement; learning and development, and employee resourcing and talent management) and in relation to the external environment ? including globalisation and international forces, social and technological change and government policies and regulation.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Global Development

You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification. For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate. However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer. A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register. Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Global Development Management

You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification. For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate. However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer. A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register. Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Finance

This qualification is designed to support professional development and practice in a wide range of roles in finance ? whether you are developing in your career or aspiring to enter the sector. It is applicable to roles in areas such as investment banking, portfolio management, corporate finance, treasury, law and consultancy. It provides a thorough grounding in corporate finance, financial decision-making, financial reporting and governance. You will learn to undertake company and project valuations, and to estimate the cost of capital; and you will be introduced to Islamic finance and behavioural finance.

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MSc in Cyber Security

Our cyber security masters covers a range of topics, including information security, digital forensics and other fundamental concepts. It also incorporates transferable skills applicable to professional development. You'll finish with a substantial independent project. Cyber security is a growing concern for organisations of all sizes. And the industry is currently experiencing a major skills gap and global demand for cyber security professionals. Our industry-relevant cyber security masters provides a rigorous approach to the study and application of cyber security. It will develop the skills needed for you to pursue a career in the industry.

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MSc in Global Development

The MSc in Global Development is an innovative, interdisciplinary and flexible course that equips you with the knowledge and skills to investigate, understand, and respond to key development challenges. You'll critically examine development theory, policy and practice across a range of issues. These include environmental sustainability, socio-economic security, global migration, conflict, and the changing politics of development. You also build your capacity for critical and reflexive thinking, independent study and research, and collective dialogue and action.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Psychological Inquiry

If you're working in a context which makes considerable use of social or psychological research or are fascinated by social research, this certificate will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to appraise research and communicate your assessment to academic and non-academic audiences. Drawing together topics from criminology and psychology, it supports future study and adds value to your career by providing professional development in research literacy, managing research and conceiving of new studies.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Management

This postgraduate diploma will help you manage technology and innovation more effectively and realise its potential benefits ? making a real difference to your organisation and your own professional development. You'll begin by focusing on the operational aspects of managing technological innovation and change, before engaging with a range of capabilities that are key to the development and delivery of technological innovation ? applying your learning to your own context as you study. A wide range of optional modules enables you to choose a study pathway that suits your particular interests, including computing and ICT, business and management, development management and environmental management.

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