|Application deadline:||31st August 2014|
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|Start date:||September 2014, September 2015|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
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In today's complex business environment, where so much of global GDP is now service-related, service science is both an exciting and cruicial area in which busineses must increase their expertise to stay ahead. The Service Systems research group at WMG has been working alongside leading companies such as IBM, Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems in actively shaping research and teaching to answer the increasing demand for experts in this area.
This MSc course is suitable for you if you want to work as a leader or manager of service functions within a variety of industries. You will learn the systems and techniques used to manage service functions and creation of value in the business across suppliers within the industry and within industry processes.
The programme considers the complexity of services which bring together a mesh of organisations, people, technologies and information to deliver value to the customer.
Through a combination of both practice and academic rigour you will develop the skills and knowledge to be able to:
All courses are structured so that you take a combination of ten modules, complete ten post module assignments and execute a major research project.
All courses start on 29th September 2014 and last 12 months.
The Project represents 50% of the Masters credit and students should work on it throughout the year, alongside their modules.
The taught part of the MSc consists of ten modules. Modules are generally taught in intensive one-week blocks from Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 6.30pm. They are taught through a variety of learning activities: lectures, seminar work, syndicate group activities, industrial games, practical exercises and case studies to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the material. E-learning and forum activities are widely used to complement these activities.
These week long sessions (normally 10 in total over the course of the academic year) are scheduled at intervals from October through to June and attendance is compulsory. Modules are assessed by assignment, not exam.
Core modules are specified for each of the MSc courses and these are the modules you must do. The core modules for each course are listed on the relevant course pages. On some courses it is possible to gain exemption from a core module if you have relevant prior study or work experience in that area. If you are exempted from attendance on a module, you must make up for it by selecting an additional Elective Module. We will explain how to apply for exemption from core modules once you start the course.
In addition to the compulsory core modules you must select additional Elective Modules from this list of modules. You should select sufficient elective modules to bring your total number of modules to ten. For some courses there is a list of recommended electives, but we will try to accommodate your wishes wherever possible. You do not need to select elective modules in advance, we will explain how you choose electives once you start the course in October.
Post Module Assignments
At the end of every module you will be given a post module assignment (PMA). This is a piece of assessed, written work which you must complete in your own time. It should take you 40-60 hours to complete and the submission deadline is four weeks after the end of the module. The assignment is marked by the tutor.
At the same time as the modules and assignments, you must undertake a major individual research project. This is 50% of the overall credit and must be submitted in the form of a dissertation around the end of August. Once you have submitted your dissertation you must attend an oral exam where your Project Supervisor and an independent supervisor will discuss your project with you. Both your dissertation and the oral will be marked.
You do not need to choose your project in advance, you will be provided with a list of projects soon after you start the MSc course. You must choose a project relevant to your degree which is in line with your research interests. All projects are supervised by a WMG member of staff or associate. Many projects relate closely to research developments in industry or research at WMG.
For the award of MSc you must:
You can elect to attend ten modules if you wish, but are required to attend only nine.
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Funding for Master's degrees
The above scholarships include some that Warwick administers fully, some that Warwick administers partially in collaboration with a partner, and some that we are simply aware of. Please see the details of each individual funding source for how to apply - http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/gsp/scholarship/typesoffunding/masters