QMU-Postgraduate Prospectus QMU PG Mini Prospectus 2019 sp - Page 8

Why study for a postgraduate qualification at QMU? There are many reasons to study with us. Our friendly and supportive staff and our welcoming community atmosphere will help you settle into postgraduate study. In addition, our purpose- built campus offers a wide range of facilities to support your lifestyle and learning. Perhaps most importantly, our courses are designed to prepare you for a successful career. Studying for a postgraduate qualification is a big decision – involving your time, energy and commitment. The next few pages are designed to help you learn more about our university and to establish whether QMU is the right fit for your needs. QMU offers a fantastic campus in which to learn and live. With excellent facilities and great transport links, you can make the most of university life, as well as benefiting from our close proximity to Scotland’s beautiful capital city. QMU – a relevant and responsive university QMU aims to be responsive to the needs of society. We are committed to providing thoroughly relevant teaching and research, providing the optimum balance of theoretical and practical knowledge. Our research is focused on making a real practical impact on everyday life, and our courses are designed to produce well-prepared, well-rounded and flexible graduates. Our staff have close links with industry, professional bodies and governmental and non-governmental agencies, ensuring that our teaching is current and meets the needs of both our students and employers. Internationally recognised research that informs teaching and knowledge exchange Our excellent research is internationally recognised and informs and adds value to our teaching and learning. The most recent UK-wide audit of research, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, rated 58% of our overall research as world leading or internationally excellent. Further highlights from the REF 2014 include: • 92% of our research in Speech and Language is classed as internationally excellent or word leading. • 77% of our research publications in Media and Communications are classed as internationally excellent or world leading • 40% of our research publications in Allied Health are classed as internationally excellent or world leading • Over 50% of the research profile in Global Health and Development is classed as internationally excellent or world leading • Research in Psychology resulted in outstanding impact that was rated as internationally excellent. Improving quality of life and serving communities Behind all of QMU’s postgraduate courses is the philosophy of enhancing quality of life and serving communities. Graduates use their new-found skills to impact positively on many people’s lives – whether through implementing better business practice, facilitating better healthcare, equipping communities to fight for environmental justice, helping people in developing countries to rebuild their communities after conflict or developing cultural events for public enjoyment. Whatever you choose to do with your QMU qualification, you can achieve your own personal success and your work will have the potential to make a positive impact on society. 6 Multi-disciplinary research, involving people from different specialisms and departments all working together, underpins the work of the University. Most of our research also involves working with researchers from other UK and international universities, government bodies, industry and