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Postgraduate Certificate in Translation

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.

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Diploma in Economics

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.

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Issues in research with children and young people

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.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Evaluating psychology: research and practice

This module presents recent research from cognitive, social, counselling and forensic psychology, showing its relevance to real-world problems in three broad domains ? the home, workplace and society. The socially relevant topics showcase the research and methodological expertise of academics from the School of Psychology and elsewhere. The varied assessment tasks will equip you to evaluate psychological, theories and research studies, and communicate psychological knowledge to academic and non-academic audiences. In the second part of the module, you'll develop your own dissertation project on an area of psychology and research question that interests you. By the end of the module, you'll have gained the confidence to find and use advanced psychological knowledge in a range of contexts.

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Advancing social work practice

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.

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Non-medical independent and supplementary prescribing

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.

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MA English part 2

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.

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Doing economics: people, markets and policy

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.

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Social research: crime, justice and society

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.

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Research methods for finance

This module introduces you to the underlying principles of research in modern finance, its process, philosophy, methods and methodology. It aims to develop your competency in applying statistical and econometric techniques to problems in finance. It will alert you to the assumptions and limitations that underpin these quantitative methods. At the end of the module you'll be able to decide on which techniques to apply, and able to design and execute an empirical investigation of a problem in finance.

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Research project

In this final module, you'll design a research proposal by identifying and developing a research problem relevant to your MSc. Your research will involve a literature review, original data collection, data analysis and the drawing of conclusions. You'll then communicate the outcome of your research through a dissertation. The module is online and support is available to you at every stage from the online study materials, your supervisor and online forums.

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Extended translation project/dissertation

This module consolidates your understanding of translation theories and practice. You will start by focussing on research methods in translation studies and then, with the support of your tutor, design a proposal for an independent, extended piece of work. You can select a text of your choice, in consultation with your tutor, and produce an extended translation with accompanying commentary; or you can write an academic dissertation on a topic that you agree with your tutor. In either case, your work should be between 12,000 and 15,000 words.

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