This postgraduate certificate enables you to start developing your skills as a translator. You'll engage in authentic translation tasks to develop useful employability skills, explore different approaches to translation and develop an understanding of the links between theory and practice. With a focus on recent research, you'll develop an awareness of the wider cultural, ethical and professional contexts of translation.
If you have a passion for the arts and are looking for an intellectual challenge, this certificate course provides you with an excellent opportunity to upgrade your qualifications. You will deepen your understanding of art history, classical studies, philosophy or creative writing, while developing advanced research and analytical skills that will give you the edge in today's competitive jobs market and prepare you for further academic study.
In this diploma you'll explore contemporary socio-economics issues by learning to apply economic theories and techniques to real world situations. You'll learn to use specialised software to apply statistical concepts to economic data and carry out your own research project. The analytical skills you'll learn are greatly valued by employers.
This module examines how cognitive, social, counselling and forensic psychology research fosters understanding and helps to solve real-world problems in three domains - the home, workplace and society. In this module, you'll focus on socially relevant topics that showcase the research and methodological expertise of the School of Psychology. You'll become equipped to evaluate psychological knowledge claims, theories, research (studies and methods) and applications, creating educated consumers/commissioners of psychological research. You'll also have the opportunity to engage in an independent project. By the end of the module, you'll have gained the confidence to use advanced psychological knowledge to participate in public debate and policy development.
This is an interdisciplinary module with subject matter derived from psychology, sociology, social policy, law and social work studies. It builds on the pre-requisite module (K832) and will support you as a student social worker in becoming a confident, analytical and reflective practitioner. You'll extend your research skills and explore social work practice with different service user groups.
Are you interested in how research can contribute to our understandings of children and young people and learning more about their worlds? This module examines the research process through studies with young children, children and young people carried out in the fields of education, health and social care. It explores topics central to the research process such as ethics, diversity, power and the responsibilities of researchers. This is a project-based module with no exam and it will help you to develop your own research and analytical skills using audio, video and online materials.
This programme is designed to enable you to gain the knowledge and skills required for safe, appropriate and effective prescribing practice. It will empower you to enhance your role and effectively use your skills and competencies to improve patient care. You'll have the opportunity to consider contemporary research and its importance in the continued development and implementation of best practice. You'll become equipped as an Independent/Supplementary Prescriber ready to be responsible and accountable for the assessment of patients with diagnosed and undiagnosed conditions, together with the decision-making skills required in clinical management.
This module teaches economic theories that explain the behaviour of people in households, firms, markets and governments. You'll be presented with alternative economic explanations, enabling you to make your own critical judgements of which theory serves which purpose best. You'll also gain the research skills to conduct your own project on a topic you want to know more about. At the end of the module, you should have developed a more critical view of the socio-economic world in which you live.
This module forms part 2 of the MA in Classical Studies and allows you to apply the broad skills gained in part 1 to delve more deeply into one particular subject - the ancient body - and to train and supervise you in the skills you need to write your dissertation. Youll be taken through cutting-edge research on various aspects of the body like birth, death, sickness and beauty, all the time building up your independent research skills so that by the time you start the dissertation section, you are ready to work on your own project.
This module enables you to complete your MA in English by producing a dissertation on a topic that you choose yourself, guided by your tutor and building on the study areas and approaches you explored in (A815). This provides a satisfying culmination to your studies enabling you to demonstrate your command of scholarly techniques and your skill in devising, planning and writing an extended research project in literature. Highly rewarding in its own right, the MA dissertation is also an ideal preparation for doctoral level research and for a wide range of careers.
In this module you'll explore a rich and varied range of literary texts from ancient times to the present. Building on your previous study of literature, you'll be equipped with key research methods in literary study and introduced to the use of extensive electronic resources available via the OU library. The module is designed to give plenty of scope for the development of individual research projects. This will prepare you for the dissertation module (A816) where you'll have the opportunity to plan, research and write up an extended piece of work based on your own interests. You are therefore expected to study this module before A816.
In this module, you'll take a journey across the social research process, exploring what social research is, how it's conducted, and why it's important. Social research forms a crucial part of efforts to shape and improve societies, and you'll consider the many different ways that social researchers use their research to make a difference. You'll also learn about gender, race and social class, which are core themes throughout. The module has been designed to leave you feeling curious, inspired, and empowered to think critically about the process of producing knowledge about the social world.