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

Civil War Studies Civil War Studies
  • Any time
  • National $ 350 per module
  • International $ 350 per module
  • Not specified

The Certificate in Civil War Studies is designed for students interested in the antebellum period, the Civil War years (1861 to 1865), and reconstruction era, and the social, cultural, economic, and political developments in the North and South.

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Business and Heritage Management Business and Heritage Management
  • Oct 2015
  • Non-EEA £ 17,650 per year
  • EEA £ 10,450 per year
  • 12 months

The heritage industry is a major and growing contributor to the global economy, employing increased numbers of skilled heritage managers. This degree offers a tailor made curriculum to develop the knowledge base and skills required from both the disciplines of Business and Archaeology to allow effective management of the world’s heritage. As a student on this programme you will be guided through modules to develop your understanding of the economic and legal principals within which heritage management operates across the globe, from Museum displays to site presentations and how heritage shapes national identities.

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Food and Agribusiness Management Food and Agribusiness Management
  • Sep 2015
  • 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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Food, Society and International Food Governance Food, Society and International Food Governance
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 4,295 per year
  • Non-EEA € 4,295 per year
  • 24 months

Food plays a central role in our societies, cultures, economies and personal lives, but few understand how food makes it to our plates. The Master’s in Food, Society and International Food Governance clarifies this process.

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Emergency and Disaster Management Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Any time
  • National $ 350 per module
  • International $ 350 per module
  • Not specified

The Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management is designed to provide the student a solid foundation in consequence and crisis management. Students are introduced to the operating characteristics, response and recovery functions, and resource management of an integrated emergency management system.

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Postgraduate Armed conflicts and crisis management Postgraduate Armed conflicts and crisis management
  • Oct 2015
    Not specified
  • Not specified

Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people's lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation.

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Food systems and governance Food systems and governance
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 2,550 per year
  • Non-EEA € 2,550 per year
  • Not specified

Students in the Food Systems and Governance Postgraduate Diploma programme will analyse systems that govern agriculture and food internationally. The programme begins by exploring key issues in food studies, conceptualising food systems and contextualising the trade of agri-food commodities. Students will also learn skills and methods of research and policy analysis.

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Library and Information Science Library and Information Science
  • Sep 2015
  • International $ 1,099 per module
  • Not specified

The Master of Arts, with a major in Library and Information Science (MA-LIS), can prepare a student for professional opportunities in a wide variety of environments including libraries, archives, publishing, the corporate sector, the Internet and other technology companies.

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Emergency Management (Public Management and Leadership) 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.

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Applied Science (Clothing and Textile Sciences) Applied Science (Clothing and Textile Sciences)
  • Feb 2016
  • International € 27,400 per year
  • 12 months

The Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) is a 180-point, coursework postgraduate degree. A candidate would normally be a graduate but the degree is also open to those with other relevant qualifications.

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Emergency Management Emergency Management
  • Any time
    Not specified
  • 15 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. Learn how to successfully manage critical natural disasters like earthquakes and floods and react appropriately to manmade emergencies such as cybercrimes and terrorist attacks.

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Fashion Fashion
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 7,250 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,500 per year
  • 12 months

MA Fashion is a Masters award within the MA Art and Design programme at the School of Creative Arts. Within the programme there is strong emphasis on professional practice and the real-world applications of art and design. You will develop key research skills and gain a good understanding of the work of other practitioners in your field.

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