Postgraduate

 

96.4% in employment or further study

According to a survey of our latest graduates (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018) 96.4% were employed or embarking upon further education within six months of education

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  •   For Entry: One Term (Business Only): June | September
  •   For Entry: Two Term January | April | June

At postgraduate level you can study the International Incorporated Master’s degree (IIM).

The IIM is designed for those students who do not qualify for direct entry to a postgraduate degree at the University of Dundee. This could be because of the grades achieved in your undergraduate degree; your current qualifications are not equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree or if you want to improve your academic and English language skills.

Our IIM will equip you with the advanced skills you need to complete your postgraduate study at the University of Dundee. You can study this over one or two terms depending on your academic qualifications and English language level.

Key features of the IIM:

  • Receive specialist support from experienced tutors
  • Small group tuition
  • Continuous formative assessment with detailed and supportive feedback 

What you can study

You can choose to study one of the following routes

 

Graphic of the course route from UG to Pre Masters stage and Masters study at University to Graduate

Pre-sessional English (PSE)

This course features additional academic English language support. It will provide you with an initial period of intensive English language training and assessments before you can continue onto the modules from your chosen route. The number of terms you complete will depend on your current English level

Entry requirements

To gain entry to the IIM course, you need to meet the below academic and English language criteria detailed below. 

CourseAcademic RequirementsEnglish Language Requirements
IIM One term

Ordinary degree

IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5

IIM One term + 6-week PSE

IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 except writing which must be 5.5

IIM Two term

Qualifying diploma or ordinary degree

IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5

IIM Two term + 6-week PSE

IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5

IIM Two term + 12-week PSE

IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0

For country specific entry requirements contact us directly.

Core Modules 

The number of core modules you complete depends on your chosen IIM route. These modules are designed to develop your study skills and support you in progressing to your postgraduate degree:

 These modules support students as they prepare for their postgraduate studies, extending and developing existing language and academic study skills.

These modules support students as they prepare for their postgraduate studies, extending and developing existing language and academic study skills.

This module embeds language and skills acquisition in the study of contemporary business practice and issues, including the growth of e-commerce and the impact of the Internet, environmental concerns and the significance of ethical considerations and sustainability.

Students engage in gathering and evaluating information from a wide range of written sources, including academic and professional journals and other publications and also make extensive use of the Internet, whilst developing their written, oral and visual communication skills and engaging in teambuilding and group activities.

Business

The IIM will give you the essential skills you need to continue studying on one of Dundee's exceptional postgraduate degree programmes in Business.

 

Many business degree courses are dual accredited by Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Business professionals are relied upon to resolve complex issues in the business world, and advanced education can give you a competitive edge in your career.

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Course Structure

You can study the IIM in Business over one or two terms depending on your academic qualifications and English language level.

One Term

The one-term offers you a fast track route to your postgraduate degree in a wide range of Business degrees at the University.

Modules you will study:

The aim of this module is to investigate and assess the impact of different regional, social and political contexts on understanding and operationalising concepts such as Management, Human Resources and Marketing. You will be introduced to current international issues affecting contemporary businesses and provided with a greater appreciation of the role of business within society.

This module will help you to develop a greater understanding of some of the activities involved in managing a business. There is a focus on certain key business functions.

This module will introduce you to the research methods used to facilitate research activity within the study of Business. You will learn this by actively using scientific methods in planning, undertaking and interpreting research within Business Studies.

Two Term

On the two-term route, you will delve into business topics in greater depth so that you are fully prepared for the demands of your postgraduate degree.

Modules you will study:

This module considers key elements of both micro- and macro-economics and relates them to the experiences of entrepreneurs and their businesses. The rationale for, nature of and impact of the economic policies of national governments and wider economic groupings such as the European Union are examined.

This module provides an introduction to corporate finance, examining the concepts and principles underlying key financial decisions. Students are offered insights into the nature of financial instruments, financial markets and financial intermediaries, with particular focus on the banking business.

Taught over two terms, this module covers common statistical techniques for managerial decision making and offers a grounding in statistics with an emphasis on practical applications and extensive use of the Excel spreadsheet and its associated functions.

The main aim of this module is to develop a greater understanding of some of the key activities and functions associated with establishing and managing a business. Topics studied include:

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Management Theory
  • Leadership and Operations Management

Business Continuation Degrees

The One Term route is not available for a selection of business degrees. These are highlighted in the list below.

MFin

International Finance

International Finance, Risk and Regulation

International Finance and

Investment Management

MSc

Accountancy (not available in One Term route)

Accounting and Finance (not available in One Term route)

Accounting, Management and Strategy (not available in One Term route)

Digital and Social Media Marketing

Finance (not available in One Term route)

International Accounting (not available in One Term route)

International Banking

International Banking and Finance

International Banking, Finance,

Risk and Regulation

International Banking, Finance and

Investment Management

International Business

International Business, Accounting and Finance

International Business and Finance

International Business and Human

Resource Management

International Business and Management

International Business and Marketing

International Business and Strategy

International Marketing

International Marketing and Branding

International Business, Banking and Finance

International Business, Marketing and

Human Resource Management

International Business and Investment

International Business and Banking

International Business and Entrepreneurship

International Business and Investment

International Marketing and Finance

International Marketing and Management

Islamic Banking, Finance, and International Business

Islamic Banking and Finance

Islamic Finance

Management

Management and Entrepreneurship

Management and Finance

Management and International

Human Resource Management

Management and Marketing

Management, Strategy and Leadership

Professional Accountancy (not available in One Term route)

Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) Overview

The CEPMLP is committed to a programme for academic visitors, serving to build up an international network and global outreach and providing additional diversity in graduate teaching and research activities.

 

Top 10 LLM programmes for Energy Law (LLM Guide 2019)

The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee is an internationally renowned graduate school in the field of international business transactions and natural resources and energy law and policy.

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Course Structure

You can study the IIM in CEPMLP over two terms.

Modules you will study:

This module considers key elements of both micro- and macro-economics and relates them to the experiences of entrepreneurs and their businesses. The rationale for, nature of and impact of the economic policies of national governments and wider economic groupings such as the European Union are examined.

The main aim of this module is to develop a greater understanding of some of the key activities and functions associated with establishing and managing a business. The main topics studied include the different types of business structure, their ownership models and legal bases and the significance of sustainability and an ethical approach; Organisational Behaviour; including the psychological contract and organisational culture; Management theories and styles; Leadership within business; an introduction to Operations Management including operations strategy performance objectives setting and quality management.

Taught over two terms, this module develops awareness of the legal and ethical frameworks within which business operates. It considers both the history of workplace regulation and then more recent adoption of ethical stances on the impact of business activities on society and the environment.

Taught over two terms, this module develops awareness of the legal and ethical frameworks within which business operates. It considers both the history of workplace regulation and then more recent adoption of ethical stances on the impact of business activities on society and the environment.

CEPMLP Continuation Degrees

LLM

International Energy Law and Policy

International Mineral Law and Policy

International Natural Resources Law and Policy

International Oil and Gas Law and Policy

International Petroleum Taxation and Finance

MSc

International Energy Studies:

and the Environment

and Energy Economics

and Energy Finance

and Energy Policy

and Oil and Gas Economics

International Oil and Gas Management

International Mineral Resources Management

Managing in the Energy Industries

Sustainability

Engineering

The IIM will help you to learn the theoretical and practical framework for engineering modelling and develop research methods to tackle engineering problems.

 

Engineering

Our research in Civil Engineering is top in Scotland and third in the UK (REF 2014)

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Course Structure

Modules you will study:

Business related engineering course modules:

This module will introduce you to the research methods used to facilitate research activity within the study of Business. You will learn this by actively using scientific methods in planning, undertaking and interpreting research within Business Studies.

The aim of this module is to investigate and assess the impact of different regional, social and political contexts on understanding and operationalising concepts such as Management, Human Resources and Marketing. You will be introduced to current international issues affecting contemporary businesses and provided with a greater appreciation of the role of business within society.

This module will help you to develop a greater understanding of some of the activities involved in managing a business. There is a focus on certain key business functions.

Pure engineering course modules:

In this module you will study analytical techniques alongside computational solutions. You will be equipped for the modern engineering workplace in a range of disciplines.

The aim of the module is to introduce students to the research methods used to facilitate research activity within the study of Engineering. This will involve students considering both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research. Other forms of data collection and interpretation are studied with a view to undertaking a research project within a scientific field of particular interest to the student.

Engineering Continuation Degrees

The One Term route has a selection of engineering degrees. 

MSc

  • Civil Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Marine Hydrodynamics and Ocean Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Concrete Materials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medical Imaging
  • Industrial Engineering and International Finance
  • Industrial Engineering and Management

Design

Design has a transformative effect on the world around us. This impact cuts across culture, business, the environment, and the economy. The course will give you an understanding of this impact and how you can shape it.

Dundee is a creative and cultural city. It was awarded UNESCO City of Design status in 2015, an honour that has had significant impact on the design community in the city already, with many events and opportunities being initiated as a result. The prestigious title has seen Dundee join other UNESCO Cities of Design such as Montreal, Buenos Aires and Beijing, and has become the first and only UK city to receive the award.

The V&A at Dundee, an internationally significant Museum of Design opened in 2018 and is central to a £1 billion waterfront development. V&A Museum at Dundee is an international centre of design for Scotland - the first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London. A number of projects and activities have taken place as collaborations between UoD and V&A Dundee over the last few years with many opportunities for the future.

 

Top 20 UK University for Design by The Guardian University Guide 2020

Design has a transformative effect on the world around us

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Course Structure

The IIM Design is available over one-term. It’s a fast track route to your postgraduate degree in Design at the world-class Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee University.

Modules you will study:

These modules support students as they prepare for their postgraduate studies, extending and developing existing language and academic study skills.

The aim of the module is to develop knowledge and understanding of how to conduct an informed literature search, and how to produce a concise description and succinct analysis of literature relevant to professional practice and / or advanced academic study in Design.

The aim of this module is to provide students with both theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of designing a solution to a real world problem. Students will be encouraged to further develop their creative practice by adopting a thinking through making approach and enhance their ability to communicate project outcomes in a professional manner to new audiences.

The content is intended to provide students with a broad-based introduction to design practice and areas to be covered include:

  • Engaging with people throughout the design process
  • 2D sketching and drawing
  • 3D form development
  • Design and material exploration and experimentation
  • Idea generation, selecting and testing
  • Role and value of prototypes and methods of prototyping
  • Digital and physical development
  • Presentation skills

Design Continuation Degrees

MSc

  • Product Design
  • Design for Business

Product Design

Successful completion of a Bachelor degree in a related design discipline or relevant professional experience.

Design for Business

Applicants do not have to possess a first degree in Design but should be able to demonstrate an understanding of Design principles.  We ask all applicants to submit a short piece of writing with the title: How can design improve a business or a product? (250 words)

 

 

Psychology

A psychology degree gives you knowledge and skills. Not only do you learn how to understand aspects of human behaviour, you also develop analytical skills that teach you to think critically, handle data and present information as well as becoming a confident communicator - skills valued by employers and relevant to any walk of life.

 

MSc Psychology Conversion Degree

This course provides students with a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited psychology degree

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Course Structure

The one-term is a fast track route to your postgraduate degree in a range of psychology degrees at the University.

Modules you will study:

These modules support students as they prepare for their postgraduate studies, extending and developing existing language and academic study skills.

The aim of the module is to develop knowledge and understanding of how to conduct an informed literature search, and how to produce a concise description and succinct analysis of literature relevant to professional practice and / or advanced academic study in Psychology.

The aim of the module is to introduce students to social research methods of direct relevance to their professional practice or further academic study in Psychology and familiarise them with standard research terminology. The module will cover qualitative, quantitative and evidence-based approaches to research.

This module provides the appropriate foundation in statistical knowledge and skills to enable students to be successful in the future studies at master’s level. The module offers a grounding in statistics with an emphasis on practical applications and extensive use of statistical packages.

Psychology Continuation Degrees

MSc

  • Developmental Psychology *
  • Psychological Research Methods *
  • Psychology (Conversion) MSc 

*Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or another degree that includes a substantial Psychology component

Applicants for the MSc Psychology conversion degree will have a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline and should note that the main aim of the course is to provide students with a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Psychology degree.









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