The MSc is designed to be a vibrant and innovative programme that focuses on best practice in management and leadership while developing an international focus. QMUs mission is to enhance the well-being of individuals and the communities we serve through socially and economically relevant education and research. The MSc reflects this mission through its underpinning and distinctive identity which focuses not only on contemporary management practice but also on community engagement and service. A unique aspect of the course is the replacement of the traditional dissertation with a student led project or event. You will design, lead and reflect upon a project attached to a community, charity, or third sector enterprise. The context chosen for these projects reflects our staffs opinion that the responsibility of our graduates as managers and leaders extends not just to boardrooms and shareholders, but also to communities and our wider society.
In a fast changing, global economy the MSc will equip you to assess the wider interconnections between organisations and their local, national and international contexts. You will build up a solid understanding of key management practice and develop your critical incite.
Our MSc is specifically designed for anyone who may be looking to complement their non-business degree and have little or no prior business background. Or you may have completed to general degree level and are aiming to enhance your qualifications.
EXIT AWARDS: MSc (180 credits)/ PgDip (120 credits)/ PgCert (60 credits)
Delivery: At QMU
Single Modules: Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest
Duration: Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 - 7 years
Start date: Septemebr and January
Teaching, learning and assessment: You will attend lectures and seminars, work in groups and carry out independent learning. You will be expected to participate in discussions, develop ideas and engage with experiential learning. Assessment methods will include management reports, essays, web- based discussions, reflections on practice and group work with presentations. A central part of the programme experience is the regular involvement of guest speakers, who provide valuable insights into practice, contemporary trends and thinking.
Teaching hours and attendance: Modules studied on-campus require you to
attend classes and carry out independent work. Attendance requirements at QMU will depend on which module you are studying and whether you are full or part-time. In most instances the taught elements of the full time programme occur on Tuesday, Wednesday (AM) and Thursday. Part- time students have the option to select different modules each year.
Links with industry/professional bodies: QMU is an approved centre of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. As an approved centre, we are working towards facilitating CMI professional qualifications within our postgraduate awards. The MSc involves a number of guest lecturers from industry and visits to industry across many sectors.
Students will normally complete eight core modules.
This course has been designed as a conversion degree for those wanting to obtain or enhance a management qualification. This MSc is ideal if you have an Honours degree or equivalent in any discipline or if you have an Ordinary degree but can bring additional experience and expertise to the course. We especially welcome
students from non-business areas who are looking to move into or expand their knowledge in Business and Management.
Accreditation of prior learning: You may be granted exemption from studying a module or modules up to a maximum of 60 credit points, provided you can demonstrate successful achievement of all the learning outcomes.
International: Where your Honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.0.
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Financial support is generally available to undergraduate students from the UK throughout their course of study, although previous study may affect your entitlement to claim certain awards, loans and tuition fees. If you are unsure, contact your funding authority (see below for details). You should ensure any applications for funding are sent as soon as possible to receive all awards and loans in time for the beginning of the first semester.
Apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland. Scottish students who are new entrants to higher education will receive assistance in the form of the following package:
The Student Awards Agency for Scotland will pay tuition fees for all eligible Scottish domiciled students (& EU students from outwith the UK) studying full-time higher education courses at a Scottish institution. The tuition fee for Scottish undergraduate courses is set at £1,820 for 2009/2010.
Living Cost Support
Depending on individual circumstances, Scottish students studying full-time higher education courses at a Scottish institution can apply for a student loan if eligible. Some students will be entitled to extra help with living costs through non-repayable supplementary bursaries or grants.
Young Students Bursary
The Young Students Bursary is for students under the age of 25 who have not been self supporting for the past three years or have been self supporting and have a dependent child. It is means tested on parental/household income. The bursaries are not repayable and are available only to Scottish students studying in Scotland (excluding Allied Health Profession Courses and Nursing).
This is a discretionary payment made by the University from funds provided by the Scottish Government. It can help, depending on individual circumstances, to cover the costs for children placed with a Childminder, Nursery or After School Club.
The remaining part of the package consists of a student loan. Mature students are eligible to apply for the maximum student loan. The Young Student package will be made up of bursary (depending on household income) and student loan.
STUDENTS FROM ENGLAND
Apply to Student Finance Direct. English students should apply to Student Finance Direct for their Student Loan and for the Tuition Fee Loan that may be available to help with the cost of tuition fees.
STUDENTS FROM WALES
Apply to Student Finance Wales. Welsh students should apply to Student Finance Wales for their Student Loan and for the Tuition Fee Loan that may be available to help with the cost of their tuition fee.
STUDENTS FROM NORTHERN IRELAND
Apply to Student Finance NI. Northern Irish students should apply to Student Finance NI for their Student Loan and for the Tuition Fee Loan that may be available to help with the cost of their tuition fee.
EUROPEAN UNION STUDENTS
Apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland. The majority of students from the European Union who intend to study at a Scottish institution will be entitled to free tuition fees only.
Apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland
Both young and mature students from the UK taking a full-time degree in an Allied Health Profession are eligible for free tuition fees, and a living cost support package made up of a Department of Health means-tested bursary and a non means-tested student loan. Funding differs for those who have received support for previous study. Scottish domiciled students should apply to SAAS. Students not domiciled in Scotland would apply to their local body (see above) for the student loan element and to SAAS for the fees and bursary element of this package. Courses in this category are Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Speech and Language Therapy, Dietetics and Diagnostic & Therapeutic Radiography. In Scotland, Audiology is not regarded as an Allied Health Profession.
Apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland. Students from all parts of the UK taking full-time degrees in Nursing are eligible for free tuition fees and a non means-tested bursary. Students who have dependents may receive additional allowances.
Before accepting a place, international students are advised to investigate all possible sources of financial help from their own country. Additional advice may be sought from local Embassies, High Commissions and British Council Offices. Financial help may also be available through international charities. For further information please consult the International Student section for perspective students on the QMU website at www.qmu.ac.uk.
PART TIME FEE GRANT (Previously known as INDIVIDUAL LEARNING ACCOUNTS)
If you are over 16 and live in Scotland you may be eligible for a Part Time Fee Grant of £500 (previously known as ILA 500) if you intend to study on a part-time basis. This is a Scottish Government scheme that helps anyone who earns less than £22,000 a year to pay for their learning.
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING ACCOUNTS - ILA 200
If you are over 16 and live in Scotland you may be eligible for funding of up to £200 from ILA Scotland for some of our short courses . This is a Scottish Executive scheme that helps anyone who earns less than £ 22 ,000 a year to pay for their learning. Your first step is to register with ILA Scotland.
Please note that you must be in receipt of funding from ILA before the start of your course. ILA account details and course information must be given to Karen Inglis, Finance Office Manager as soon as you have matriculated. Once your account has been registered by QMU you will receive a Learning Token from ILA within 10 working days. This must be signed and returned to Karen Inglis immediately. Failure to comply with ILA conditions may make you liable for the full fees.
Queen Margaret University is pleased to offer a number of opportunities to apply for Scholarships and Bursaries for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
QMU is an Accredited Centre of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.
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