Ex­cit­ing in­no­va­tions

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tHE School of Ed­u­ca­tion re­cently launched a new post­grad­u­ate course in Childhood Stud­ies, avail­able to stu­dents wish­ing to study from Septem­ber 2014.

De­vel­oped by lead­ing pro­fes­sion­als, this pi­o­neer­ing MA (Mas­ter of Arts) in Childhood Stud­ies in­cor­po­rates cut­ting-edge re­search.

It will fo­cus on the “new” so­cial study of childhood, ex­am­in­ing de­vel­op­ments in aca­demic think­ing, pol­icy and prac­tice and has been de­signed to meet the needs of both prac­ti­tion­ers and those in­ter­ested in aca­demic de­bate.

Be­ing multi-dis­ci­plinary, it will also draw upon per­spec­tives on childhood in so­ci­ol­ogy, psy­chol­ogy, an­thro­pol­ogy, phi­los­o­phy and in­clu­sive ed­u­ca­tion.

While de­vel­op­ing a com­pre­hen­sive un­der­stand­ing of childhood and youth from both a na­tional and in­ter­na­tional per­spec­tive, stu­dents will also ac­quire a spe­cial­ist un­der­stand­ing of pro­fes­sional fields in dis­abil­ity, spe­cial ed­u­ca­tional needs, lead­er­ship de­vel­op­ment and method­ol­ogy.

Ad­di­tion­ally, this ex­cit­ing MA pro­gramme co­in­cides with the launch of a schol­ar­ship worth 50% of the full-time in­ter­na­tional tu­ition fee, avail­able to one in­ter­na­tional stu­dent com­menc­ing study in 2014.

A brand new, in­ter­dis­ci­plinary un­der­grad­u­ate pro­gramme has been de­vel­oped by the School of Ed­u­ca­tion com­bin­ing the study of lan­guage ac­qui­si­tion and busi­ness man­age­ment. The BA (Bach­e­lor of Arts) English, Lan­guage and Busi­ness En­ter­prise will be avail­able from 2014.

Stu­dents will de­velop a spe­cial­ist un­der­stand­ing of the English lan­guage and the lan­guage learn- ing process, along with a work­ing un­der­stand­ing of class­room lan­guage ed­u­ca­tion in both prin­ci­ple and prac­tice.

The course also of­fers stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to de­velop oral and writ­ten skills in at least two for­eign lan­guages.

Leeds Univer­sity Busi­ness School will de­liver half of this pro­gramme’s con­tent, ex­plor­ing all as­pects of busi­ness man­age­ment the­ory and prac­tice. Stu­dents will gain a com­pre­hen­sive un­der­stand­ing of how to run a busi­ness, how to in­ter­act with each other and how busi­nesses re­act to ex­ter­nal change.

The course also in­ves­ti­gates the key char­ac­ter­is­tics of cre­ativ­ity and in­no­va­tion within a busi­ness con- text, while in­tro­duc­ing stu­dents to as­pects of cor­po­rate fi­nance, mar­ket­ing and work­place be­hav­iour.

Ad­di­tion­ally, this new course will ben­e­fit from the ex­ten­sive mul­ti­lin­gual ex­pe­ri­ence of teach­ing staff who have lived and worked across the globe.

The school’s teach­ing links with classrooms across the world, and com­bined with a com­mit­ment to ex­per­i­men­tal learn­ing, will pro­vide a global and prac­ti­cal per­spec­tive across all fields. This new course places par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis on pro­fes­sional con­texts in the United King­dom and be­yond.

The Univer­sity of Leeds is one of the largest higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions in the UK and a mem­ber of the Rus­sell Group of re­search-in­ten­sive uni­ver­si­ties.

The 2008 Re­search As­sess­ment Ex­er­cise showed Leeds to be the UK’s eighth big­gest re­search pow­er­house.

Leeds was short­listed for the Univer­sity of the Year award in the “Sun­day Times Univer­sity Guide 2011” and the Na­tional Stu­dent Sur­vey (NSS) 2011 found that 86% of fi­nal year stu­dents are sat­is­fied with their ex­pe­ri­ence at Leeds – up from 82% last year.

The univer­sity’s vi­sion is to se­cure a place among the world’s top 50 by 2015.

For de­tails, log on to www. leeds.ac.uk. To learn more about Univer­sity of Leeds, visit its South­East Asia re­gional of­fice at Suite 5.3 Level 5, Me­nara Weld, Jalan Raja Chu­lan, Kuala Lumpur, or call 032031 5330. The of­fice is open from Mon­day to Fri­day, 10.30am to 7pm (by ap­point­ment).

Un­der­grad­u­ate stu­dents who wish to com­mence stud­ies in Septem­ber 2014 can now sub­mit their ap­pli­ca­tions through UCAS online at www.ucas.com

Post­grad­u­ate mas­ter’s and re­search stu­dents who wish to take up taught/re­search de­grees can sub­mit their ap­pli­ca­tion forms di­rectly to the univer­sity or ap­ply online at www.leeds.ac.uk

Univer­sity of Leeds is one of the largest higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions in the UK and a mem­ber of the Rus­sell Group of re­search-in­ten­sive uni­ver­si­ties.

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