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Standalone modules

A number of our postgraduate courses are available to study as standalone modules.

This gives you the opportunity to study flexibly and choose modules to suit your own development needs.

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Healthcare Sciences postgraduate modules

Explore the postgraduate taught modules in Healthcare Sciences.

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Optometry postgraduate modules

A range of modules designed especially to support eye care professionals in their work.

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We are pleased to offer a selection of postgraduate taught modules from the MSc in Environmental Design of Buildings, a programme which is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

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These modules are aimed at graduates or experienced practitioners who are interested in continuing their professional development (CPD) in the areas of biocatalysis and computational chemistry.

Pharmacy students

Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing

This programme has been developed to prepare pharmacists to practise as Independent Prescribers and to meet the relevant standards set by the General Pharamceutical Council (GPhC).

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Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing

These standalone modules are taken from the MSc in Semiconductor Physics (School of Physics and Astronomy) and MSc in Compound Semiconductor Electronics (School of Engineering).

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Continuing Professional Development in Law

A selection of Continuing Professional Development programme for professionals interested in studying Masters level modules as single units.

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Executive Education

A number of short courses for professionals across a range of business disciplines.

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Geography and Planning

The School of Geography and Planning is pleased to offer a range of standalone postgraduate modules.

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Medicine postgraduate modules

A range of standalone modules designed especially to support healthcare care professionals in their work.

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Modern Foreign Languages

The School of Modern Languages is pleased to offer a range of specialist translation short courses to those working as professional translators in the public and private sectors.