QMU-Postgraduate Prospectus QMU PG Mini Prospectus 2019 sp - Page 12

Postgraduate study explained Postgraduate study is available in a variety of forms. • help you acquire valuable new knowledge and skills; Master’s degree (MA, MSc) • update and develop your knowledge in an area that builds on your undergraduate studies or equivalent prior experiential learning, and For a master’s degree, you will normally complete modules equivalent to 180 credits at SCQF level 11. This will comprise: Taught postgraduate degrees • allow you to move into a brand new career (in the case of our pre-registration courses). • core specialist subject modules; • research modules; • optional modules and • a dissertation or project equivalent to 60 credits representing 600 hours of student work. All postgraduate degrees on offer at QMU are designed to develop the skills of analysis, problem-solving and critical thinking with a strong theoretical basis. Specialist and broad-based courses are available. Generally, our courses have the following features: Awards offered • Master of Arts (MA) • modular in structure • Master of Science (MSc) • flexible delivery formats • Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) • designed for your ongoing career and personal development • Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) • Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) The dissertation or project can be based around your professional work if you are in employment. Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) • dissertation may be work-based • research and theory based • Professional Doctorate (ProfDoc) • credit accumulation and transfer within the SCOTCAT framework • Master of Research (MRes) For a postgraduate diploma you will normally complete modules equivalent to 120 credits at SCQF level 11. This will comprise: • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) • core specialist subject modules; • possible choice of optional modules from across the taught postgraduate framework • a research module and Structure • optional modules. Courses are modular in structure. The majority of individual modules are rated at 20 master’s (M) level academic credit points: 20 credits is 200 hours of learning and study. Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Many of the courses provide opportunities for an exploration of multi-agency and interdisciplinary issues, drawing on leading research and the experience of current practitioners. The various courses on offer have been designed to: • develop areas of study relevant to a profession whether in business, healthcare, social sciences, education, media or the creative industries; Modules are rated at level 11 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). 10 For our PGDE Secondary (Home Economics) you will normally complete 120 credits at SCQF level 10/11. These will be gained through successful completion of modules in: