Masters in Applied Sciences & Professions

Applied professions, or vocational professions, refer to disciplines that focus on offering a particular set of skills for a specific type of occupation. These types of studies usually provide necessary practical knowledge and training for graduates to succeed in the chosen subject. As opposed to broader scientific studies, applied professions focus more on practical training rather than on theory and conceptual knowledge.
Applied sciences converts knowledge belonging to natural sciences and applies it into real world practice. Examples include engineering disciplines, based on knowledge from physics and mathematics, or medical disciplines based on the science of biology. Programmes in applied sciences usually offer highly specialised technical degrees.
Disciplines included in the applied professions field include: design, fashion, emergency management, consumer science, food science, library science, museum science, and more.
Although initially part of the non-academic spectrum, applied professions are starting to be recognised in higher education settings, providing credit for prior learning as well as stand-alone degree programmes at undergraduate or post-graduate levels. Institutions such as polytechnics, universities, or community colleges typically provide applied professions education. Students of applied professions programmes will gain skills they can apply to solve problems and provide solutions to a variety of situations in their chosen occupation.
Careers in applied professions include highly specialised positions in highly diversified industries such as retail, tourism, information technology, funeral services, luxury products, as well as in the traditional crafts.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Food and Agribusiness Management M.Sc. Food and Agribusiness Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 14,500 per year
  • International € 14,500 per year
  • 12 months

Audencia Nantes School of Management has partnered with the Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM), the leading university in Brazil for business strategy, marketing, and integrated communications programmes, to offer the innovative Master of Science in Food and Agribusiness Management.

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Foundation in Science Pre-Bachelor Foundation in Science
  • Sep 2016
  • National £ 3,368 per year
  • International £ 3,874 per year
  • 10 months

International recognition for research-led teaching, a dynamic environment and an excellent employment record for graduates make the University of Reading Malaysia your ideal destination for a science degree. Foundation in Science programme is offered at the University of Reading.

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International Luxury Management M.Sc. International Luxury Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 20,000 per year
  • International € 20,000 per year
  • 15 months

IFM is the number 1 fashion school in France (Business of Fashion ranking 2015). The MSc International Luxury Management is a 15-month program which combines creativity and business skills to prepare students for international careers in the fashion and luxury industry.

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Food Identity M.Sc. Food Identity
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 4,500 per year
  • International € 8,000 per year
  • 24 months

By offering opportunities to carry out study periods and work experience abroad, thus contributing to a comprehensive approach to the marketing process 'from production to markets', the master's degree courses satisfies all the requirements for a successful future career.

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Heritage Management M.A. Heritage Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 7,500
  • International € 7,500
  • 16 months

The MA in Heritage Management at the Athens University of Economics and Business is an intensive three semester (one and a half academic year) postgraduate programme which uniquely combines the worlds of archaeology and business and is taught in Athens at Eleusina, an area of world-class archaeological significance.

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Accident Investigation Postgrad.Dip. Accident Investigation
  • Mar 2017
  • Jul 2016
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

The Graduate Diploma of Accident Investigation develops advanced level expertise in the investigation and analysis of the factors which lead to accidents and the interventions required to prevent their recurrence. Graduate Diploma of Accident Investigation graduates demonstrate advanced skills at systematically breaking down the factors leading to an accident and making the necessary findings and conclusions for prevention. This program will be attractive to those who have responsibility for accident investigations across industry and society.

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Social Work Master Social Work
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 15,316 per year
  • International $ 23,600 per year
  • Not specified

The Social Work program is offered by the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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Fashion Merchandise Management M.A. Fashion Merchandise Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,695 per year
  • International £ 11,260 per year
  • 12 months

Students studying on Southampton Solent’s unique Fashion Merchandise Management programme will undertake in-depth study of visual merchandising, retail design and fashion buying – delving into the psychological and cultural factors that influence consumer spending.

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Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture M.A. Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,000 per year
  • International £ 12,500 per year
  • 12 months

The Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture course from University of Westminster looks at the way that museums, galleries and other cultural institutions are changing to meet the needs of the 21st century

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Security Sector Management (PgDip/ PgCert) M.Sc. Security Sector Management (PgDip/ PgCert)
  • Jan 2017
  • EEA £ 16,250
  • International £ 16,250
  • Not specified

The MSc in Security Sector Management (PgDip/ PgCert) programme from Cranfield University covers a selection of Electronic Warfare (EW) topics relevant to military systems, covering the specification, analysis, development, procurement, and technical management of military radar, electro-optics and infrared sensor systems.

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