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Liverpool John Moores University

About the Programmes


Liverpool John Moores University provide stimulating and challenging programmes of study that are informed by scholarship and research.We also provide an environment which is conductive to the personal development of our students.

LJMU is proud to be a modern university, with learning and the advancement of our students at the heart of all our activity.


Course structure

MBA

MBA, One year full time

Master of Business Administration

Introduction

The School of Management has been running a successful MBA programme for over 14 years. In 2005 the school made some changes to the MBA structure giving students with less than three years’ managerial work experience, the opportunity to attain this award. This is a new programme started in September 2005 and has been a resounding success, designed for younger graduates with little or no relevant work experience.

The MBA consists of 120 taught credits and a 60-credit dissertation. Normally you will study three modules in each of two semesters. Semesters are 15-week blocks and run from September to December and January to June. You will be expected to work on your own and in groups to complement this. After completing the taught element you will be able to proceed to the dissertation stage. During this part of the course you will be assigned a supervisor to work with.

Part one comprises International Management, an optional module and Research and Skills Analysis in the first semester and International Business and Trade, an optional module and Strategic Management in semester two. The second stage consists of the dissertation.

Options are chosen from: Human Resource Management, Marketing, Finance, Business Information Systems or Management.

An important element in studying an MBA is the acquisition of skills. You will develop analytical abilities as well as essential managerial skills such as team working, leadership and effective communications. An ability to interpret data is also developed through modules such as International Management and International Business and Trade. By the time you reach the final dissertation, you will be able to apply these to the investigation of a major strategic issue.

Career prospects

This programme helps applicants from a many different degree backgrounds gain a sound understanding of all the functional areas of business, preparing them for a management role.

Entry requirements

Our philosophy enables us to accept a wide range of applicants, the key criteria being that all candidates must be able to demonstrate an ability to benefit from, and contribute to, the programme. The MBA does not require that applicants have work experience.

Applicants must normally possess an honours degree from a recognised university, or an equivalent qualification (min 2.2 Lower second) and an IELTS score of 6.5, or equivalent, where full time study has been conducted in a language other than English.

Attendance

Full Time, 15 months, with September and January starts, 12 hours contact teaching each week, plus self study and skills development.

How to Apply: To make an application or for further information about the course and related fees, please contact:
Contact Name: MBA Administrator
Tel: +44 151 231 3824
Fax: +44 151 709 3156
Address: Liverpool John Moores University
John Foster Building
98 Mount Pleasant
Liverpool, L3 5UZ, UK
EMail: blwpg@livjm.ac.uk

Management Consultancy MSc

 

Introduction

The course is designed for those wishing to develop the key independent consultancy skills to advise and support managers and business leaders to enhance their business’ capabilities. The programme has a specific focus at dealing with business leaders working at senior management and board level and provides the essential tool for those aspiring to enter the world of consultancy.

The award is made up of three taught strands comprising three Fundamental Modules, two Boardroom Common Core modules and one Specialist Route option.

Strand one - the fundamentals

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership, which is designed to enable you to critically examine your personal capabilities in context of leadership and management styles and clear identification of your personal development needs.
  • Financial Management, providing you with an understanding of financial management techniques, including the development of business planning within an enterprise to support effective decision making.
  • Strategic Management, enabling you to examine the strategic planning process, conduct risk evaluations and identify critical success factors (CSF) to ensure effective business performance.

Strand Two - The Boardroom Common Core

  • The Board and Good Governance allows you to critically evaluate the legal duties of directors and the board and considers essential differences between the directors, managers, and owners of a business.
  • Corporate Stakeholder and Engagement Management enables you to evaluate essential differences, issues and complex relationships between organisations and diverse stakeholder groups including clients, customers and employees.

Strand Three - The Specialist Route

  • Executive Coaching Master Class, designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the different perspectives of executive coaching and its role in enhancing the leadership capabilities of executives and the impact this will have on the performance of organisations in context of a dynamic business environment.
  • Successful completion of the taught component allows you to move onto the dissertation stage, where you are required to write a 15,000 word research based dissertation on a subject in which you have developed an interest during the programme.

Career prospects

The programme is designed for newly practising or aspiring consultants wishing to become involved in the development of companies and supporting board level decision making processes.

Entry requirements

Candidates applying for admission should have a recognised university degree in any subject or a professional qualification. Exceptionally, delegates with relevant work experience, at an appropriate level of responsibility, may be admitted to the programme without the qualifications specified above. This is at the discretion of the admissions tutor.

Overseas students will be expected to provide evidence of a level of English ability equivalent to IELTS 6.0 achieved within the past 24 months.

Fast-track opportunities are available for candidates already holding an MBA or similar postgraduate qualification.

Attendance

Full time and part-time attendance is in 4/5 day blocks throughout the year, students may commence the course at different times of the year.

Contact Details

For details about how the programme can best suit your needs please contact:

Programme Administrator
Tel: 0151 231 3440
Fax: 0151 707 0423
Email: blwpg@livjm.ac.uk

Microelectronic System Design

MSc, PgD, PgC, 1 year full-time or 2 years (minimum) part-time

Introduction

This programme aims to meet the needs of the Microelectronics industry. On completion of the course, students would be well qualified to seek employment in the fields of electronics and related industries.

Due to the demand from both students and industries for a programme specialising in modern electronics, the MSc in Microelectronics System Design has been specifically designed to provide a programme of study for graduates wishing to pursue a career in the area of Electronic Engineering, or as a route to Continual Professional Development if they are already working in the Electronic Engineering sector.

Undertaking the MSc in Microelectronic System Design within the School of Engineering means that students will be taught by friendly and approachable lecturers who are actively researching in the areas related to the programme. The lecturing team has strong links with a number of “Centres of International Excellence” and UK industries. This underpins the timely update of the curricula to reflect the rapid changes in the programme area. One of the significant positive points about the MSc in Microelectronic System Design is the opportunity to learn from staff who are working closely with industry to find modern solutions to problems.

Core modules:

  • Research and Communication Methods
  • Simulation Methods
  • Signal Processing
  • IC Devices, Fabrication and Testing
  • VLSI Design
  • MSc Project
  • Students may choose one of the option modules:
  • Modern Microprocessor Architecture
  • Optoelectronics and Communication
  • Neural Networks
  • Artificial Intelligence

Career Prospects

Graduates from this programme have secured managerial or design engineer employment within organisations involved in VLSI design, industrial electronics, consumer electronics and IT organisations.

Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, or a related engineering discipline.
  • An honours degree in Mathematics or a physical science, together with experience in a relevant field.
  • A degree in Engineering with industrial experience or relevant postgraduate experience course
  • Graduate or corporate membership of one of the professional bodies, such as The Institution of Electrical Engineers, The Institute of Measurement and Control or The Institute of Mechanical Engineers
  • Other awards and international qualifications or experience deemed to be equivalent to the above. In particular, mature students must provide evidence of adequate educational and/or industrial experience to assure a reasonable chance of success on the award programme.
  • Non-UK applicants must provide evidence of competence in English. The level of English language required should be equivalent to 6.0 for IELTS within the previous 24 months. Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK Degree within the previous 24 months are exempt from the requirements to produce evidence of competence in English.

Attendance

Postgraduates within the School of Engineering will have varying timetables, but will usually attend lectures for no less than 2 days per week. The programme will take 1 year full time or a minimum of 2 years part time.

How to Apply: Direct to the Admissions & Information Officer: Caroline Mitchell
Contact Name: Dr. Karl Jones (MSc Co-Ordinator)
Tel: +44 (0)151 231 2294
Fax: +44(0)151 231 2293
Address: School of Engineering,
Room 529 James Parsons Building
Liverpool John Moores University
Byrom Street, LIverpool
L3 3AF
EMail: into.eng@livjm.ac.uk

 

 


Applications for Nursing and Midwifery programmes

Applications for Nursing and Midwifery programmes

Applications for nursing and midwifery degree programmes should be made through UCAS.

Applications for diploma courses should be made through NMAS (the Nursing and Midwifery Admissions Service).

For an NMAS application form, handbook and guidance notes contact:
Nursing and Midwifery Admissions Service (NMAS)
Rosehill
New Barn Lane
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL52 3LZ

(t) 01242 544949   (w) http://www.nmas.ac.uk/

Applications for part time and postgraduate programmes

Applications for part time and postgraduate programmes

Applications for part time and postgraduate programmes should be made directly to Liverpool John Moores University and applications are welcome throughout the year. You can obtain programme information, application forms and guidance notes from:

Liverpool John Moores University 
Student Recruitment Team
Roscoe Court
4 Rodney Street
Liverpool
L1 2TZ

(t) 0151 231 5090   (e) recruitment@ljmu.ac.uk  (w) http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/


Address Information:

International Recruitment
Rodney House
70 Mount Pleasant
Liverpool, L3 5UX
Tel: +44 (0) 151 231 3172/3522/3169
Fax: +44(0) 151 707 0199


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