Welcome to the March edition of the University of Bath agent newsletter. We have two important announcements in this edition.
Firstly we would like to introduce 3 new Masters programmes for entry 2012:
- MSc Civil Engineering: Innovative Structural Materials
- MSc in Human Resource Management and Consulting
- MSc in Sustainability and Management
For the Masters in Managment programmes students from any discipline are eligible to apply. At present these two programmes are in the final stages of approval for entry 2012/13 and students cannot apply online yet. They can however register their interest through the webpages and will be alerted as soon as the application opens, which should be in the next few weeks.
Secondly we would like to give you an update on our scholarship portfolio and encourage your students to apply once they reveice and accept an offer with Bath by 29 June 2012 deadline.
With Best Wishes,
Andy, Graham, Jo, Virginia and Zoe: International Office
*NEW* MSc Civil Engineering: Innovative Structural Materials 2012/13
The MSc in Innovative Structural Materials is a unique UK postgraduate research programme that draws upon the research strengths of the BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials (BRE CICM). The programme produces graduates with an in-depth and practical understanding of the use of innovative structural engineering materials in the provision of sustainable and holistic construction solutions for the built environment. The use of construction materials is key to infrastructural development globally. New approaches are now needed for innovative renewable and low carbon structural engineering materials.
Who is it for?
This new Masters programme offers an advanced qualification useful to engineering and science graduates wishing to develop an in-depth and practical understanding of the use of innovative structural materials in the provision of sustainable and holistic construction solutions for the built environment. The content of the programme is both timely and much sought after by industry.
Fast Facts for Admission
- Duration: 1 year full-time (taught)
- Application deadline: 30 June 2012 (international)
- Entry requirements: First degree (UK 1st or 2:1 or international equivalent ) in an engineering or science subject.
- Language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 / TOEFL: 100 (internet-based test) with not less than 24 in each of the components.
Outline of the programme
The one-year full-time programme follows a modular structure. Successful completion of semester 1 enables students to be awarded with a Postgraduate Certificate in Innovative Structural Materials. Successful completion of both semesters one and two enables students to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Innovative Structural Materials. Successful completion of both semesters and the dissertation permits the award of a MSc in Innovative Structural Materials.
How the programme is organised
The first semester comprises of five compulsory taught core units, worth six credits each, with four units concentrating on the most significant issues relating to innovative and sustainable use of construction and structural materials, and a further unit to familiarise the students with the concepts of holistic design as practised within the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. This latter unit will help to integrate the students into the unique teaching environment of our joint department. Semester two consists of a further 30 credits. Three units (worth six credits each) will be taught outside of the Department and will provide students with a grounding in issues relating to research methods (taught in the Department of Mechanical Engineering), and management strategies relating to technological innovation (delivered by the School of Management): this is consistent with all Faculty of Engineering and Design graduate school MSc programmes. A further 12 credit unit will enable students to use concepts picked up in Semester 1 in a structural engineering design project. This unit will be delivered by the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. The final semester will consist of a research project and a written dissertation (30 credits). Where possible this will be based on current BRE CICM research.
Students will be taught a range of practical tools within units. In particular they will leave with knowledge of rigorous decision analysis to support the use of innovative structural materials in the context of sustainable and holistic construction. All units will contain presentations from external practitioners. Site visits will also be incorporated into the programme where possible. The programme’s academic content reflects the desire to provide grounding in core facets of innovative structural materials. Dissertation topics will support existing research programmes where possible, with supervision from academic staff within the BRE CICM.
New* MSc in Human Resource Managment and Consulting
Why Study the Bath MSc in Human Resource Management and Consulting?
The Bath MSc in Human Resource Management and Consulting has been designed to deliver cutting-edge knowledge of contemporary human resource management issues whilst developing competencies in consulting. It will also prepare your students for a career in consulting.
It will introduce them to the broad field of business and management whilst helping them to gain a full understanding of the concepts underlying human resource management and consulting.
It will enhance their employability by giving them general business management knowledge, specialist human resource management knowledge and consulting skills which can be applied in a range of organisational settings.
Fast facts for Admission
- Designed for: Graduates looking to develop key managerial skills with an emphasis on Human Resource Management and Consulting
- Duration: 12 months
- Start date: Late September
- Application deadline: International: 30th June 2012
- Admissions requirements: A good undergraduate degree (2:1 or above or its international equivalent) in any subject area
- Language requirements: IELTS: 7.0 TOEFL: iBT 100
- Fees for 2012-13: Overseas: £16,500
The programme will:
- Provide a deep intellectual appreciation of the theoretical foundations of management with an applied emphasis on the management of people
- Give a detailed understanding of consulting as a process and a profession located within the wider professional services firm context
- Provide a comprehensive knowledge and appreciation of significant contemporary issues in business and management research with a particular emphasis on issues relating to Human Resource Management and Consulting
- Enable the student to integrate theory with practical application via the use of detailed organisational challenges that they will develop solutions for
- Develop key business skills including teamwork, project management and presentation skills
- Leverage the expertise of nationally and internationally recognised faculty who have successfully published in the world’s top management journals
- Prepare them for a wide variety of business/management roles
Find out more at: http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/msc-HRM-consulting/
New* MSc in Sustainability and Management
Why Study the Bath MSc in Sustainability and Management?
The Bath MSc in Sustainability and Management has been designed to provide your students with a deep awareness and critical appreciation of the importance of sustainability issues relating to corporate social responsibility. At the same time, this innovative degree will develop your students skills in the core business disciplines.
The programme will:
- Deepen and advance understanding of corporate sustainability
- Provide a comprehensive knowledge and appreciation of significant contemporary issues in business and management research with a particular emphasis on issues relating to corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability
- Enable your students to balance theory with practical application
- Develop key business skills including group working skills, project management and presentation skills
- Leverage the expertise of nationally and internationally recognised faculty who have successfully published in the world’s top journals
- Prepare your students for a wide variety of business/ management roles
Scholarships 2012 Update from Virginia
The key link for all information on 2012 scholarships for international fee-paying taught post-graduate (MA, MSc MBA) scholarships:
There are three main types of scholarships:
- University of Bath International Scholarships Scheme 2012 which is open to all international post-graduate taught applicants for all courses.
- Scholarships from our Faculties: Faculty of Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Design and School of Management
- Scholarships from corporate partners and alumni for particular counties
Key facts to tell your students
- Applicant can apply for almost all the scholarships on just one online scholarship form.
- There is clear information on the web pages about each scholarship as well as guidance notes and tips on completing the form.
- Applicant needs to firmly accept either a conditional or an unconditional offer of a place on the taught masters programme before s/he can apply for a scholarship online
- Closing date is noon on Friday 29 June 2012. We only start to award the scholarships after the closing date has passed
- We will notify all applicants of our decision by Friday 3 August 2012
If any of you or your staff want to discuss broader issues such as the strategy, promotion and operation of the schemes, then do contact Andy, Jo or Zoe or myself.
New for 2012
- Faculty of Science has some generous scholarships (up to £7,500) and I definitely encourage you to tell applicants for Faculty of Science about this http://www.bath.ac.uk/science/gradschool/funding/masters-funding/
- Only 7 countries in Latin America (includes Mexico and Colombia) now eligible for Santander and for 2012 there are six scholarships each worth £5300.
- We are always interested to know which applicants are from an official partner. On the scholarship form there is a question which asks them ‘Did you apply from an official University of Bath representative?’ Make sure that you tell your students to answer YES to this question.
- There is now an extra box on the scholarships application form which asks applicants to add in their academic scores.
We have one scholarship of £2000 for an applicant for MRes in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. If you think you have a good applicant, please contact your country manager or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to apply.
Most of the undergraduate scholarships are only open to UK/EU applicants but both Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Chemical Engineering offer £2000 per academic year to excellent international undergraduate applicants.
There are several schemes. Some are offered centrally by the University and some by the Faculties and Graduate Schools.