1 Study online, graduate on campus Online Postgraduate Programmes from the University of Liverpool
2 2 Introduction 3 As a member of the Russell Group of leading research universities in the UK, and accredited by the UK s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the University of Liverpool is at the forefront of higher education in the UK. A world class university with a reputation for excellence Founded in 1881, the University of Liverpool was one of the first civic universities in the UK. Throughout its history, the University has sought to create a learning culture that actively encourages innovation and development. The University of Liverpool, in partnership with Laureate Online Education, offers 100 per cent online postgraduate programmes (masters and doctoral) for working professionals. This pursuit of excellence has brought many rewards. Nine Nobel Laureates have been associated with the University in a 100-year history. Since 2000, the University of Liverpool began its partnership with Laureate and has grown to become the largest provider of 100 percent online degrees in Europe. Today over 10,500 professionals from more than 160 countries are pursuing an online masters or doctoral degree in one of six disciplines management, information technology, law, health, psychology, and education. This, and the University s reputation for groundbreaking research and expert academic staff, makes a graduate from the University of Liverpool stand out from the crowd. 100% online The University s flexible online learning format puts students in control of their studies. Study any time of day the online classroom is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week No geographical restrictions with a 100 per cent online programme you can study whenever you want in the day, wherever you are in the world Balance your studies with your professional and personal commitments - the programmes flexibility allows you to fit your studies around your work and personal life.
3 4 Accreditation Contents 5 A global classroom of experienced professionals The online programmes offer unique opportunities that campus programmes find hard to replicate: The programmes flexibility makes them more suitable for professionals who are mid-career and unable to take a career break to study The average age and level of experience of our students is higher than many equivalent campus programmes, leading to an enriched classroom experience Students come from over 160 different countries, lending the classroom a distinctly global perspective and exposing you to a wide range of international experiences. Education (QAA). Our online degrees are awarded directly by the University and have the same validity and credibility as our campus equivalents. In addition a number of our online degree programmes are accredited by leading international organisations and industry bodies. These include: the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT; and the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). Contents A world class university with a reputation for excellence 3 Doctoral Degrees Doctor of Education - Higher Education 6 Doctoral Degrees Doctor of Business Administration 8 Management Programmes 10 Master of Business Administration (MBA) MSc in Corporate Finance MSc in Human Resource Management MSc in Marketing MSc in International Accounting and Finance MSc in Management MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management MSc in Project Management Master of Public Administration (MPA) Health Programmes 22 Master of Public Health (MPH) MSc in Clinical Research Psychology Programmes 24 MSc in Mental Health Psychology MSc in Organisational and Business Psychology..25 MSc in Psychology Law Programmes 26 LLM in International Business Law LLM in International Finance and Banking Law...26 LLM in Technology and Intellectual Property Law.27 Practical, applicable knowledge Postgraduate Certificates One-year programmes 28 Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology The combination and range of the core and elective modules, means that students can personalise their degree to acquire knowledge that is immediately valuable to them, their organisation, and their career. While a theoretical foundation for learning is provided, the focus on practical application allows for the immediate implementation of knowledge and skill in the working environment. By discussing work issues with fellow professionals in the global classroom, students can learn new approaches that can solve today s problems. The interactive learning method means programme content is always evolving to meet live industry issues. IT Programmes 18 MSc in Computer and Information Security MSc in Information Systems Management MSc in Information Systems Project Management.20 MSc in Information Systems and Technology MSc in Information Technology MSc in Software Engineering MSc in Web Sciences and Big Data Accreditation The University of Liverpool meets or exceeds all academic quality standards for UK higher education as defined by The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher
4 6 Doctoral Degrees Doctoral Degrees 7 Doctoral Degrees Doctor of Education - Higher Education The University of Liverpool s Doctor of Education - Higher Education (EdD) is a professional doctoral programme focused on the latest practice, research, and leadership thinking within higher education environments. The Centre for Lifelong Learning delivering educational development worldwide Offered by the University s reputed Centre for Lifelong Learning, the programme adopts a practically oriented approach that allows working professionals to develop and apply actionable, researchbased knowledge and critical thinking skills, with immediate effect in their professional practice. Our EdD students are highly driven individuals who aspire to be creative, visionary and effective leaders within their organisations with a truly global perspective of higher education. They are generally motivated by the desire to implement change, and make a difference in their organisations and wider community. Delivered in a rich, interactive and highly stimulating online environment, the EdD offers professionals: An international programme focused on higher education as a global enterprise A curriculum constructed from an international perspective using research, case studies, policy and academic literature to complete the international experience A programme that employs a pedagogy based around forms of collaborative inquiry Educational leadership opportunities within the setting of higher education to support visible and transformative personal impact Modules include: Learning: Environments, Infrastructures and Organisation; Leadership, Policy and Institutional Change; and Internationalisation and the Impact of Global Trends. One of the most obvious trends in higher education is the global growth of higher education. Over the last decade there s been at least 50 per cent growth in the number of students studying in higher education. And someone has to shape that growth. It doesn t happen by clicking your fingers or automatically; someone has to shape it. The EdD programme is designed to establish in you the capacity to shape new forms of higher education: a new university, a new programme, a new department, to find a new way of doing something that serves the public good. Dr Peter Kahn Director of Studies, Doctor of Education - Higher Education, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Liverpool
5 8 Doctoral Degrees Doctoral Degrees 9 Doctoral Degrees Doctor of Business Administration Offered by the University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) - one of an elite group of institutions worldwide with AACSB accreditation - the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree is a professional doctoral programme. It focuses on highly relevant, practical workplace-based research, driven by today s highly complex and globalised business environments. I appreciate the ability to read, study, synthesize, and share knowledge on a 24/7 capability An innovative approach to learning The online DBA s combination of deep practice-based learning and research, with rigorous classroom scholarship, is made possible due to the unique delivery of the programme by Critical Action Learning. The Critical Action Learning and Action Research hands-on learning methods allow students to reflect not only upon the challenges and practices encountered in the workplace, but also on their own attitudes and biases that led to the decision-making which impacted the situation. The DBA learning approach, in combination with a classroom of international businessmen and women, offers exciting opportunities for students to network with professionals from all over the world. This DBA programme is ideal for those aiming to become significantly more effective in the practice of management, as well as enhance their ability to engage in intense and highly relevant research. The programme focuses on building critical reflection, critical thinking, and doctoral-level skills. Students graduate with the knowledge and expertise necessary to apply what they ve learned in a variety of organisational and managerial settings. Modules include: Change and Crisis Management; Leadership and Community; and Ethics, Sustainability and Social Impact. we interact more as a class cohort by using online tools than if we were in study groups or in a bricks and mortar classroom. Online provides a more continuous stream of thinking, collaborating, and knowledge sharing. Neil J. Campbell, Online DBA student, Founder and Chairman of Mosaigen Inc., a global healthcare and IT technology development corporation From the USA
6 10 : Management : Management 11 Management Programmes The University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) is a leading centre of excellence for management training, education and research. One of only 5% of business schools worldwide to have achieved accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the School offers a range of online programmes tailored for international working professionals. Accessible 100% online, these include MBA, Master of Public Administration (MPA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and eight masters degrees. Master of Business Administration (MBA) The University of Liverpool s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme offers a highly practical insight into current management thinking, in combination with a learning methodology that is designed to meet the business challenges of the 21st century. Strongly focused on leadership, this MBA programme is designed to equip graduates for higher management positions in complex, cross-functional and globally diverse environments. What s so impressive about University of Liverpool online programmes is the global span of them. We re modelling the real world of international business in our programmes... it sharpens your thinking by having to communicate and work with somebody in another culture who might have the same kind of work experience as you, but they re maybe looking at a problem from a slightly different angle. It enriches you. Professor Murray Dalziel, Director, University of Liverpool Management School In addition to the Management School s AACSB accreditation, the MBA has technology-enhanced Learning (CEL) Accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development. Features of the programme include: Innovative design, developed specifically for working professionals Fully online, interactive environment with free ebooks Diverse and international student body from over 160 countries Up-to-date knowledge and practical skills that you can apply immediately Choice of modules, allowing you to tailor your degree to your career goals Global and contemporary This is a globally orientated, contemporary MBA programme ideal for professionals who want to move ahead in today s complex global business world. Connect with experienced fellow students and faculty from all over the world, build your international network and gain real insights into today s global business trends through the innovative curriculum and the interactive online classroom. Leadership focus The University of Liverpool MBA is designed to equip you for higher positions in management and to help you develop personally and professionally as a leader. You will explore management theory, exercise your critical thinking skills and widen your strategic view of business. You will reflect on your own learning and record your leadership journey in a Personal Development Plan. Customise your studies This online MBA allows you to tailor your learning to your career and ambitions. Once you have completed the five core modules, you can choose from a wide range of electives. You can follow a recommended pathway in a specific area General Management, International Business, Marketing & Business Operations, Entrepreneurship, or Finance and Accounting or choose individual electives to create your own, self-designed programme of study. In the final phase of the programme, you can also choose between a research dissertation and a live consultancy project addressing a real issue at your organisation. The online MBA affords you the opportunity to apply your learning to your workplace from day one. The programme is exciting as it challenges you to consider your management practice from important and differing perspectives. The international mix of the classrooms allows informed debate on up-to-the minute management topics that will enhance your personal and professional development. Dr Claire Moxham, Director of Studies for the Online MBA, University of Liverpool Management School
7 12 : Management : Management 13 MSc in Corporate Finance MSc in Marketing porting, Strategic Finance Practice, and Emerging The MSc in Corporate Finance provides the knowl- This 100% online MSc in Marketing provides the Markets. edge, skills and insights needed to operate at the higher-levels of corporate finance and capital markets. Keep up-to-date with cutting edge research, skills, insights and understanding required for a successful career in today s digitally focused marketing landscape. Students will study contempo- MSc in International Accounting and Finance (Emerging Markets) practice in the field, and developments in global rary programme literature and case studies in order With a focus on the cultural and regional variances financial markets with a blend of practice, theory, to gain an operational and strategic level under- in global business practice and emerging markets, and case-based learning. Gain a thorough under- standing of how to drive your organisation forward gain a practical approach to entering into and suc- standing of the widely adopted global account- amid a constantly evolving business environment. ceeding within emerging nations and regions, and ing standards, International Financial Reporting Studying as part of an international classroom of the associated relationship dynamics required for Standards (IFRS), which are an integral part of the peers, students will also gain an advanced level un- success. online curriculum. Modules include: Islamic Finance; Finance in derstanding of business-to-business and consumer marketing strategy. Modules include: Islamic Finance; Finance in Emerging Markets; and Entrepreneurial Finance. Emerging Markets; and Entrepreneurial Finance. Modules include: Contemporary Consumer and MSc in Human Resource Management This 100% online MSc reflects the evolution of HR from a process driven business function to strategic organisational partner. Through studying industry theory and a range of analytical, interpersonal and business skills, students will develop an appreciation of the impact HR can have on the success of an organisation s bottom line, and graduate with the expertise and understanding required to effectively manage both human and knowledge capital. Modules include: Organisational Design and Change; Developing HR Policy; Talent Development. Customer Behaviour; Integrated Marketing Communications; Managing Markets in a Changing World. MSc in International Accounting and Finance The MSc in International Accounting and Finance offers a sound critical analysis of international accounting and finance principles, theories, and practice within a global context. The programme provides students with a balance of strategic and tactical management skills from an accounting and finance perspective, and focuses on the measurement of performance to best support an organisation s strategic initiatives. Modules include: International Corporate Finance; Finance in Emerging Markets; and Advanced International Financial Reporting & Analysis. This programme also offers the opportunity to focus on a specific track in International Financial Re- MSc in International Accounting and Finance (International Financial Reporting) Understand highly technical reporting and analysis requirements and how they integrate with accounting information systems. Learn how to apply International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and evaluate both short-term and long-term effects for an organisation s financial performance. Modules include: Accounting Information Systems and Technology; Financial Analysis and Valuation; and Advanced International Financial Reporting and Analysis. MSc in International Accounting and Finance (Strategic Finance Practice) Understand financial management through applied practice within the corporate financial environment and financial markets. Become adept as a financial decision-maker within an organisation with the skills to assess treasury management, capital structure, and market theory. The thing that I enjoyed most was meeting people from different parts of the world via the online classroom. Students were in constant dialogue with each other, which was a really great way to collaborate and share experiences. Mohamed Badi Derouiche (MBA 2013), online graduate Finance Manager From Tunisia, living in the United Arab Emirates
8 14 : Management : Management 15 Modules include: International Corporate Finance; Treasury Management and Ethics; and Financial Markets and Institutions. MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management The University of Liverpool MSc in Modules include: Strategic Purchasing Management; Logistics and Physical Distribution; and Financial & Legal Implications of International Trade. MSc in Management Based upon progressive management themes of Operations and Supply Chain Management is the first wholly online programme to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Pur- MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management (Oil and Gas) today, this 100% online MSc aims to provide work- chasing and Supply (CIPS). CIPS accreditation is a Grasp the economic nature and structure of the ing professionals with a systematic understanding globally recognised credential. Upon graduating, oil, gas and energy sectors, and explore the intrica- of the theory and practice of general management. students are automatically eligible to apply to join a cies associated with sourcing energy, energy distri- Students will develop critical and analytical think- network of 60,000 purchasing and supply profes- bution, and sustaining energy supply chains. This ing skills and study practical knowledge that can be sionals from around the world who benefit from track offers a theoretical and practical examination taken directly from the classroom and applied into a CIPS membership. of the factors necessary for effective operations and career setting. Graduates will leave the programme as decisive professionals, capable of thriving in a range of sectors amid today s global economy. Modules include: Business Leadership; The Networked Organisation and International Business. This programme also offers the opportunity to focus on a specific track in Oil and Gas: MSc in Management (Oil and Gas) The oil and gas industry is global in nature, and due to its international character is in need of internationally oriented managers. Gain a systematic un- Designed with input from industry experts and employers, this programme offers a theoretical and practical examination of effective operations and supply management in today s global and highly competitive markets. The programme has a business focus, blending theory and practice, and covering new concepts in the field through up-todate, fresh content in both operations and supply chain management. You will gain industry-relevant knowledge that you can apply immediately, as well as the business insights and skills you need to lead strategic operations and supply chain initiatives in your organisation. You will also reflect on your pro- supply management in today s global and highly competitive markets. Modules include: Strategic Operations Management; Economics of Oil, Gas and Energy; and Managing Energy Sources. By studying online with the University of Liverpool, I have invested in my future. derstanding of the theory and practice of general gress as a learner, practitioner and professional in a management, and the elementary economic pat- Personal Development Portfolio that runs through- Draupadi Pradhan, (MSc in Operations and terns of the oil, gas and energy sectors, in the con- out the programme. This programme also offers Supply Chain Management, 2013), online text of today s global economy. the opportunity to focus on operations and supply graduate Modules include: Strategic Management; Managing Energy Sources; and Economics of Oil, Gas and chain management in Oil and Gas. Project Manager Supply Chain From Mexico, living in Chile Energy.
9 16 : Management : Management 17 MSc in Project Management This programme also offers the opportunity to focus with both a theoretical framework for success- The University of Liverpool has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). As a PMI Regis- on a specific track in Construction and Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, and Information Technology MSc in Project Management (Construction and Infrastructure) ful management of modern Information Systems/ Information Technology (IS/IT) projects and the tools and techniques for implementation. Specialisation modules: Managing Successful IS/ IT Projects; Tools and Techniques for Successful tered Education Provider (R.E.P.), the University of This track provides students with a refined skill-set IS/IT Projects. Liverpool has agreed to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria, see Continue in your career as you study our fully online MSc in Project Management, gaining the contemporary knowledge and skills to become a highly effective project leader. Designed to meet the to lead and manage large contemporary construction and public complex infrastructure development projects. Students also explore project management implications associated with the technical, organisational, financial, and governmental aspects of large projects and the changing external context. Master of Public Administration (MPA) Access the University of Liverpool online from anywhere in the world, connect with fellow public sector and NGO professionals, and gain management standards laid out by globally recognised governing bodies, this international programme provides an understanding of all fundamental project management disciplines and phases, and how to apply them in widely differing working environments. The degree is practical and flexible, allowing you to tailor it to your career and to choose between a traditional dissertation or a consultancy project to solve a real issue in your organisation. Alongside the core modules, you will also reflect on your progress in a Personal Development Portfolio designed Specialisation modules: Economics of Oil, Gas and Energy; Managing Energy Sources. MSc in Project Management (Oil and Gas) Examine the economic nature and structure of the oil, gas and energy sectors, and gain the skills necessary to deliver advanced project management, using fundamental project management disciplines and phases. Specialisation modules: Project Management in and leadership skills that are highly sought after in the public and non-profit sectors internationally. On this 100% online Master of Public Administration (MPA) programme you ll compare and question accepted public administration models from around the world, explore global topics in the context of your own environment, and investigate the key role of frontline public servants. You ll emerge with the skills and confidence to create, impact and support innovative policymaking for social change. This online degree has made a real difference to me, putting me on track for a project management career. to further your success as a learner, practitioner Construction; Integrated Infrastructure Project Modules include: Culture, Politics and Power; and professional. Management. Working Across Boundaries; Delivering Outcomes Stephanie Williamson Modules include: Planning for Risk, Uncertainty and Complexity; Sustainable Programme and Portfolio Management; and Leading and Managing MSc in Project Management (Information Technology) through Public and Non-Government Organisations. (MSc Project Management 2012) Project Management & Communications professional Project Teams. Focusing on real world contemporary Information From Austria, living in the United Kingdom Systems applications, this track provides students
10 18 : Information Technology : Information Technology 19 IT Programmes The University of Liverpool s Department of Computer Science enjoys an international reputation for innovation. In the last research assessment exercise, 70% of its work was rated world leading or internationally excellent, establishing the Depart- We have people studying on our online to infrastructure management, internet banking, ticketing and secure , together with associated business considerations. ment as one of the top three research centres in the UK. The Department works closely with an impressive range of industry partners to develop technologies and applications in cutting edge fields, from programmes who work in consultancy, who want to make themselves more marketable by having some sort of official qualification. We have people who Modules include: Computer Communication and Networks; Information Security Engineering; and Computer Forensics. mobile computing to artificial intelligence. The University of Liverpool s suite of online IT programmes includes five with BCS Accreditation a mark of assurance that the degrees meet the standards set by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. BCS Accreditation is pending for the remaining two IT masters. An accredited degree will provide students with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and are working in the IT industry but have been specialising for many years in say, e- commerce, and are looking to widen their knowledge base. Dr Frans Coenen, Director of Studies for the online IT programmes, and Deputy Head, Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool. MSc in Computer and Information Security Students will gain the IT, management and sought- MSc in Information Systems Management An MBA for the IT sector, this fully online MSc in Information Systems Management programme offers working professionals the opportunity to gain the in-demand expertise needed for higher IT/IS management roles worldwide. Graduates will emerge with a competitive blend of IT-specific knowledge and advanced skills needed for managing people and processes in complex IT/IS environments globally. Covering the latest trends, this masters programme provides students with new knowledge, skills and global connections as well as a choice of elective modules to suit their career aspirations. After each module I could use everything I had learned in my work The best was the teamwork with people across the world that was so exactly like my experience in real life an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by after specialist expertise to advance their careers in Modules include: Big Data; Managing the Soft- George Bagropoulos (MSc in Information other countries that are signatories to international a field that is rapidly expanding globally. The pro- ware Enterprise; and Computer Forensics. Systems Management 2011), online graduate accords. gramme provides key knowledge and practical in- General Manager at Eirtight Technology s sights into subjects ranging from internet security Romanian Centre of Excellence From Greece, living in Romania
11 20 : Information Technology : Information Technology 21 MSc in Information Systems Project Management The first fully online UK masters for IT/IS project managers, this programme is designed for midlevel IT project managers as well as professionals from technical backgrounds looking to move into project management. The programme develops students specialist IT/IS knowledge and project management skills within a general management framework. Modules include: Cloud Computing; Managing the Software Enterprise; Successful Management of IT Projects. MSc in Information Systems and Technology Aimed at providing working professionals with the necessary technical and organisational skills for rewarding career advancement opportunities related to the rapidly developing sector of information technology. The programme equips graduates with the knowledge to propose viable solutions to technical problems which will better support and serve the business needs of employers and communities in the global society. The programme s core curriculum and versatility target entry-level IT professionals wanting to enhance their career path, as well as non-it professionals aiming to enter the IT sector. Modules include: Web Technologies; Information Systems; and Principles of Software Development. MSc in Information Technology The 100% online MSc in Information Technology is the advanced generalist qualification for IT professionals who are looking to move into more senior IT management roles around the world. The programme provides both management and specific IT knowledge, covering the latest trends and best practices. Students will work independently and in groups to research, design, implement and execute creative solutions to IT issues. Modules include: Social Computing; Big Data; and Programming the Internet. MSc in Software Engineering On this fully online masters programme, students will gain sought-after knowledge and expertise in managing software development potentially opening up high level career prospects in one of the fastest growing areas in IT. The programme provides a broad understanding of the entire software development process, combined with management knowledge and skills that are essential in complex, international project-based environments. Focusing on real-world issues, students will learn both independently and through interacting in the online classroom. Modules include: Cloud Computing; Social Computing; and Systems Analysis and Design Using an Object-Oriented Approach. MSc in Web Sciences and Big Data The first 100% online UK masters covering both web sciences and big data, this programme offers students an ideal foundation for senior managerial positions in a field that is transforming private and public sectors around the world. Designed in consultation with industry experts, the study covers big data infrastructure, data analytics and business intelligence, with a key focus on technological developments, including information architecture, mobile, social and grid computing. Modules include: Cloud Computing; Database Management Systems Design; and Computer Forensics.