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 Identity M.Sc. Food Identity
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 4,500 per year
  • Non-EEA € 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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Food and Agribusiness Management M.Sc. Food and Agribusiness Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 15,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 15,000 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. In this one-year programme, students will learn how to excel in all aspects of food and agribusiness management, and they will earn two degrees from two of the top business schools in France and Brazil: Master of Science (MSc) degree from Audencia Nantes in France; MBA degree from ESPM in Brazil.

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Construction Project Management M.Sc. Construction Project Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,500 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 11,500 per year
  • 12 months

This accredited postgraduate course is for those wishing to further their careers in client organisations or consultancy. It gives aspiring professionals the opportunity to network with other ambitious and successful people within the construction and development industries.

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Fashion Merchandising & Buying Master Fashion Merchandising & Buying
  • Jan 2017
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA € 19,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 19,000 per year
  • 9 months

This course creates an expert profile in fashion products, someone that understands the new scenario, is involved in production and retail, or, an expert that is the vital link between the two.

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International Logistics and Crisis Management M.Sc. International Logistics and Crisis Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 10,990 per year
  • Non-EEA € 10,990 per year
  • 12 months

In a competitive environment where the organizational dimensions of logistics become strategic, this MSc aims to train logistics experts to cope in crisis situations. The movement of goods, people and information require these new skills notably in the context of the growing impact of climatic and natural insecurity.

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Magazine Journalism M.A. Magazine Journalism
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,200 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,000 per year
  • 12 months

Our Magazine Journalism MA prepares you to work in the magazine industry. It gets you ready for anything you might come across: from writing features for a women's weekly or putting together a news story for a trade publication to making a video or building a brand. It offers detailed, hands-on grounding in core journalistic skills, including feature writing, news gathering and writing, design, production and media law.

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Fashion Brand Management Master Fashion Brand Management
  • Apr 2016
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 19,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 19,000 per year
  • 9 months

This master is the best solution for both those who, having already a creative and communicative background want to acquire more skills in management, and those who, coming from a marketing and business background want to learn how to think in and out of the box in the peculiar world of fashion.

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Social Work M.Sc. Social Work
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 80 per module
  • International $ 440 per module
  • 24 months

The mission of the Social Work program at West Texas A&M University is to prepare advanced generalist practitioners who are equipped with an eclectic knowledge base, professional values, and a wide range of advanced skills to assume the professional responsibilities of change agents in our rapidly changing, culturally diverse, global society.

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Social Work Master Social Work
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 8,456 per year
  • International $ 8,456 per year
  • 24 months

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program from Humboldt State University emphasizes advanced generalist practice in rural and Native American communities. The program teaches students how to achieve a disciplined, compassionate presence to a caring and ethical practice.

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Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services M.Sc. Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services
  • Jan 2017
  • National $ 23,970 per year
  • International $ 23,970 per year
  • 24 months

The Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services program at California State University Northridge enable persons with disabilities to live more independently through assistive technology.

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Emergency Management (Public Management and Leadership) M.Sc. Emergency Management (Public Management and Leadership)
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 18 months

The M.S. in Emergency Management program offers advanced training and leadership skills that will help you lead emergency response teams and create effective prevention plans. The Public Management and Leadership specialization prepares you for managing relief plans and effectively coordinating response teams during emergencies. Receive a 20% tuition reduction when you start on February 29, 2016.

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Olivar, Aceite de Oliva Y Salud Master Olivar, Aceite de Oliva Y Salud
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

Los estudios del Mster en Olivar, Aceite de Oliva y Salud, se enmarcan dentro del Programa Oficial de Postgrado Aceite de Oliva, de la Universidad de Jan, que incluye a la vez un Doctorado encaminado hacia una formacin avanzada en investigacin relacionada con el olivar, el aceite de oliva y su incidencia sobre la salud. Estudios que se justifican, al considerar que la provincia de Jan es la mayor zona productora del mundo de aceite de oliva, pero la escasa profesionalizacin del sector es, tal vez, su mayor debilidad.

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