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Welcome to LJMU’s School ofHumanities and Social ScienceLJMU’s School of Humanities and Social Science strives tobreak boundaries and develop new thinking. We have a thrivingpostgraduate community characterised by high quality teaching,supervision and scholarship. Our postgraduate portfolio is madeup of well-established andevolving programmes which arerelevant to the contemporaryglobal society.Our learning disciplines are organised into five subject areas:n Criminologyn Englishn Historyn Media, Culture and Communicationn SociologyntThese are underpinned by our well-established research centres:n the Centre of the Study of Crime, Criminalisation andSocial Exclusionn the Centre for Literature and Cultural Historyn the European Institute for Urban AffairsegWe also have strong partnerships in Port and Maritime HistoryLiverpool and Merseyside Studies.chtakingind,wyrts)enadehe208/08/2014 11:58


Postgraduatestudy optionsQUALIFICATIONS AVAILABLELJMU offers a wide range of taughtand research programmes deliveredby academics actively involved ininnovative research and ground-breakingconsultancy projects. Indeed, it is thiscombination of academic expertise and‘real world’ experience that helps ensure ourprogrammes: are up-to-date, accreditedby key professional bodies and deliver theknowledge, skills and experience required toachieve your professional ambitions.Postgraduate Certificates (PgCert)and Diplomas (PgDip)nncan act as stand-alone professionalqualificationscan mark interim achievements en routeto a full (taught) masters qualificationTaught Masters (MA)nnnLeading the wayin educationnnbuilds on undergraduate knowledgeand skillscan be studied 12 months full-time,with a two year part-time optionoften availableoften enables you to select specialistoptional modules based on your owninterestsinvolves a dissertationsometimes available for those with little/noacademic experience in the subject areaMaster of Research (MRes)nnnfocuses on individual research project workideal if you want to pursue a research careerprovides you with an academic mentorwho will become your Director of Studiesshould you progress to a PhD programmeMPhilIn 2016, LJMU became the first university to receive twocommended judgements in the Higher Education Review by theQuality Assurance Agency (QAA).nnAll UK universities undergo a rigorous independent review by the QAA to checkthat they meet set standards. Our review saw us far exceeding the criteria, beingcommended for the quality and enhancement of our student learning opportunitiesand being praised for nine other areas of good practice.The benefits of studying at LJMU were clearly outlined by the QAA.The report commented on our:Doctorate or PhDnnnnnnnnnnnprovision of clear expectations for studentscurriculum enhancing placementscontinual development of teaching staffwork, enabling students to reach their graduate potentialprogramme monitoring and improvement processesability to collect and act on student feedbackidentification of enhancement opportunities for studentsstrengthening collaborative partnershipspartnerships with postgraduate research studentsfocuses on using appropriate researchmethods and techniques to conduct anindependent enquirycan be completed in one to four years,depending if you are a full or part-timestudentfocuses on making an original, personalcontribution to the understanding of aproblem, the advancement of knowledgeor the generation of new ideastakes between three and six years tocomplete, depending on your modeof studyThis ground-breaking result means that, as a future student, you canhave total confidence that LJMU delivers an exceptional learning experience andranks amongst the very best in the UK.4

Why studyat LJMU?5

A global universityLJMU is a global university, welcoming students andstaff from over 100 different countries and working incollaboration with businesses, professional bodies andeducational institutions from all over the world.We offer students and staff exciting opportunities towork, train or study overseas, encouraging them toembrace international employment opportunities. Ourappetite for collaboration has created huge success andinspired our graduates to see beyond national boundariesand cultural traditions.Our School of Humanities and Social Science proactivelyengages with communities, fellow institutions, politicians,policy makers, activists and media on local, national andinternational levels. You will often see our academics andresearchers profiled in the media, giving opinions, writingfeatures and being interviewed on specialist topics. Forexample, the Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisationand Social Exclusion runs the Critical Seminar Series,which invites high profile speakers to come and speak ontopics which encourage debate, such as penal reform,injustice, austerity and youth policy. Recent speakers haveincluded Hillsborough campaigner, Sheila Coleman andtwo former Black Panthers and members of the Angola 3,Robert King and Albert Woodfox.Excellent facilitiesThe School is based in the John Foster Building onthe Mount Pleasant campus and here you’ll find highspecification learning and teaching rooms, lecture theatresand a large IT suite.The building itself, a former convent, has a fascinatinghistory and many of its original features remain, includingthe Moot Room which hosts large lectures, seminars andFaculty events.First class learning resourcesLJMU has three libraries: the Aldham Robarts library atthe Mount Pleasant Campus, the Avril Robarts library inthe City Centre and the IM Marsh library.nWi-Fi accessnnetworked PCs and access to 2000 applicationsnlaptops you can borrow when you need to be outand aboutnhelpdesk and induction sessions to familiarise yourselfwith the resources and facilities availablena user-friendly search engine to search more than820,000 items including 650,000 printed resources,129,000 e-Books, 45,000 electronic journal titles,online newspapers, legal databases, companyjournals and special collectionsWorld-leading researchIn the 2014 REF, 81% of research from the School ofHumanities and Social Science, relating to Communication,Cultural and Media Studies, was recognised internationallyor considered internationally excellent. This research helpsensure our postgraduate courses are positioned at theforefront of developments in the field.Over the past six years, staff from the School ofHumanities and Social Science have produced a wealthof published research, authoring or editing 52 books,producing 192 articles and contributing to 95 chaptersin books or entries to edited collections. They have alsobeen involved in interdisciplinary collaborations throughoutthe University and have forged external researchpartnerships both nationally and internationally. We feedall of this cutting-edge research into our teaching. The MAInternational Relations, for example, receives input fromseveral academic schools.Employment opportunitiesThe School of Humanities and Social Science has anexcellent employability record.Recent alumni are now working in roles including: Editor,Lecturer, Business Administrator, Premier Banker andProject Manager. They are employed by organisationsincluding Hargreaves Lansdown, Barclays, Santander,Tesco, the higher education and charity sectors.A hub for all front-line student services, our libraries arethe place to: register and enrol, hand in your coursework,pay fees and get guidance on anything related to thestudent experience. All libraries have WiFi so you canwork on your own device, borrow a laptop or book a PC.You can also book a space to work quietly with friendsand can print, copy and scan items here too.In essence, our libraries offer:n2,000 study spaces - including designatedpostgraduate areas for when you need some quiettime to focus and meeting areas so you cancollaborate in groupsnhelpful and friendly academic liaison librarians for eachDepartment/Faculty“I would encourage anyone to come to LJMUto study at postgraduate level.”Mature student, Catherine Gadd6

Our peopleOur academics have the specialist knowledge and industry insight to makea real difference to your future. Here are just some of the tutors based in theSchool of Humanities and Social Science.DR KAY STANDINGDR MATTHEW HILLSociologyInternational Relations“I enjoy both teaching and research, andparticularly like seeing students researchinterests develop at masters level. I’mpassionate about my research and enjoyworking in collaboration with students,academics and community partners.”“The best parts of my job are that I get totalk with students and colleagues abouttopics I am curious about. I love a gooddiscussion, and was captivated by the twistsand turns of the run up to the US presidentialelection. I also get to conduct research onthese same topics and further develop myunderstanding of international relations.”A reader in gender studies, Kay has worked inthe LJMU sociology team since 1997. She iscurrently working on a HEFCE funded project.Her research in Nepal with Dr Sara Parker ongender and education was part of a collaborativeproject with Tribhuvan University, Nepal andDhaka University, Bangladesh.Kay’s research interests span gender, educationand violence against women and girls in the UKand Nepal.Outside of University, Kay is a member of WestAfrican drumming group, and enjoys running andwalking her dogs.Matt joined LJMU as a senior lecturer in Historyin April 2014, previously working as a courseconvenor in international relations at Anglia RuskinUniversity and a lecturer in US politics at theUniversity of London. In this last post Matt wasalso the principal investigator for two US-basedresearch projects. He interviewed people involvedand affected by contemporary US foreign policyand created an online database on official UKperspectives towards the US during WWII.Interested in state-building and liberal peacebuilding as well as the history and politics ofUS foreign policy, Matt is currently researchingcontemporary US democracy efforts in the ArabSpring’s Libya as well as sovereignty disputesbetween the US and the UK over Pacific Islandsduring WWII.Over the years Matt has lived in many countries,including Spain and the US. In 2008 he took acareer break to cycle around Cuba and work inan orphanage in Bolivia.7“Our distinguishedreputation isstrengthened bythe relationshipswe have with keystakeholders outsidethe University.”

“Students areled by teachingstaff who arenational and globalresearch experts.”DR NEDIM HASSANDR DAVID CLAMPINMass CommunicationsHistory“I enjoy teaching and engaging witha range of different students. Helpingstudents to develop their academic skills,critical thinking and confidence in theirindependent research is enormouslysatisfying. Working with internationallyrenowned cultural partners such as TateLiverpool and seeing students benefit fromsuch partnerships has also been highlyrewarding.”“I love bringing the past to life, challengingstudents to think about the past in differentways, and from different perspectives andI get real satisfaction from working withstudents in developing research projects.Their imagination and creativity neverceases to inspire me.”Programme leader for Mass Communications anda senior lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies,Nedim’s background is in popular music studies.He graduated with a doctorate from the Institute ofPopular Music, University of Liverpool in 2008.Nedim specialises in teaching ethnographic methods;political economy of the media and music industries;media audiences and fandom; and popular musicstudies. His research interests focus on the roles ofmusic, media and culture in everyday life.A proud ‘metalhead’, Nedim spends his spare timeattending heavy metal music gigs and festivals. He isalso a keen table tennis player, participating at localleague level.Having worked in business for a number ofyears following graduation, David returned toacademia in 2002, studying first for an MAand then for a PhD at Aberystwyth. He joinedLJMU in 2007, developing a variety of innovativemodules, and became involved with the MResfrom its inception.The core strand that flows through all ofDavid’s scholarship is the history of marketingand advertising. Initially employed to gainan understanding of the nature of the Britishhome front in the Second World War, he hassubsequently applied the subject to topics suchas the nationalisation of sugar refining and themarketing of British shipping lines.A self-confessed ‘unlikely’ biker, David commutesto work on his motorbike which he considers, inall probability, ‘too large and ill advised.’8

WHAT OUR STUDENTS THINK Robyn Evans studied for herundergraduate degree in EnglishLiterature at LJMU before moving on toa masters in Mass Communications.“These days I think you need apostgraduate qualification to stand outfrom the crowd and I decided to studymass communications as it seemeda good way of covering all aspects ofmedia.One of the great things about mymasters is the small class size. Lecturerscan focus on our individual interests.One session we can be talking aboutgaming or music and the next we willbe looking at fashion blogging. I amparticularly enjoying doing the researchfor my dissertation. I have been able to9concentrate on my interests and so theresearch doesn’t seem like work at all.Initially masters study was a little harderthan I imagined but I think that wasbecause I was studying a completelynew subject. It is certainly manageablethough - as long as you are able to workindependently.From being young I have always beendrawn to LJMU as it seems a much moremodern and creative university than manyothers. It has a lovely relaxed atmospherebut you always know that the help isthere when you need it. The fact that theFaculties are in different areas of the cityis also good as tutors encourage you tomix with other disciplines and that reallyhelps to develop your networking skills.In terms of the city itself I really loveLiverpool and would happily move hereto work.Masters study for me has been a muchbetter option than going straight intowork. It has given me the opportunityto really think about what I want to do.I now know I want to get into digitalwriting and eventually work freelance.The experience has taught me how towork independently and given me moreof a professional work ethic. If you areworried about the cost of a mastersremember that you can work parttime and pay your fees in instalments.Postgraduate study has certainly beenthe right decision for me.”

Critical Social ScienceOpen to international students“The MRes hasundeniably provideda firm foundation forthe PhD I am currentlystudying. My MResresearch has beenexpanded for thisnew course andthe research skills Ideveloped during mystudies will definitelyassist me throughoutthe doctorate.”Carly Speed, graduateThis MRes in Critical Social Science exploresthe disciplines that inform society, organisationsand institutions.Entry Requirements:Minimum 2:1 in a relevant discipline. Nonstandard applications are welcome.IELTS 6.5 with a minimum 7.0 in AcademicWriting.Why study this course atLJMU?This interdisciplinary MRes brings together stafffrom criminology, geography, sociology andmedia, culture and communication. It fosters acreative and innovative research culture, whichcrosses traditional disciplinary boundaries andbuilds on the distinctive, critical approaches ofeach of the disciplines.The programme enables you to think beyondtraditional subject boundaries and constructa postgraduate level research project thatshowcases your interdisciplinary applicationof theory in your chosen area of specialistresearch. It gives you the breadth of knowledgenecessary to make informed decisions, andto imagine positive new ways in which todirect social experience. You will considerthe consequence of strategy within a numberof different contexts and understand howyour ability to analyse at this level can makea valuable contribution to the experience offuture generations. During your studies you willsecure the research training demanded by theEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC/Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)for postgraduate funding.You will study the followingmodules:See website for details.n Critical Social Science Research PropositionDr Kay Standing, Professional and Social Studiesn Research Methods for Arts, Professional andTeaching and assessmentAssessment is based on a range of researchtasks and projects reflecting the skills developedby the various modules. Assessment ofknowledge and understanding is primarilythrough coursework including: literature reviews,seminars and evaluations of appropriatemethodologies, research plan outlines and theresearch project/dissertation.You will be expected to produce: writtenwork, oral presentations, research plans anda reflective research diary. The dissertationoffers summative assessment of research skills,analytic skills, presentational skills and progressin the development of ideas.Graduate employmentPostgraduate study in Critical Social Scienceenables you to progress to the next level insocial analysis and influence in a range ofrewarding roles for social change.On successful completion of the programmeyou can progress to doctoral research in thesocial sciences or bring your new found skillsin argument, presentation, organisation andresearch to a range of academic, professionaland commercial occupations.Course tutors have good working relationshipswith Merseyside employers and theserelationships frequently enhance the academicand personal career development of ourstudents. Indeed, for those interested in takingtheir studies further, the programme can lead todoctorate study in social sciences.Fees:Programme Leader:n Professional Development for Researchers inSocial StudiesThe course’s structure, content and approachare testament to both the expertise found in theSchool of Humanities and Social Science andLJMU’s commitment to interdisciplinary study.Our dynamic, p

Robert King and Albert Woodfox. Excellent facilities The School is based in the John Foster Building on the Mount Pleasant campus and here you’ll find high specification learning and teaching rooms, lecture theatres and a large IT suite. The building itself, a former convent, has a fascinating history and many of its original features remain, including the Moot Room which hosts large .

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