Strategic Quality Management (Distance Learning) (MSc)

University of Portsmouth the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
27 Months

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time, distance

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Strategic Quality Management (Distance Learning) at University of Portsmouth

Overview

If you're a graduate looking to build a career in business strategy and quality management – or you're an experienced professional wanting to further develop your knowledge and understanding of the field – this MSc Strategic Quality Management Course is the perfect choice for you.

This part-time, distance learning course introduces you to current theory and best practice around operational, functional and strategic quality management. You'll learn how to contribute to an organisation's strategic vision for success, as well as how to implement policies to improve customer relations and business effectiveness.

When you complete this course, you'll have finely-honed quality, organisational and people management skills, and you'll be ready for roles in quality management, training and development, and other related fields.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Learn how to effectively implement policies to achieve customer focus and continuous improvement
  • Network via staff with research and consultancy experience, and industry links

Resources for the course are available via the university’s intranet online learning system – you'll need a fast, reliable Internet connection. You'll be able to join in web-based interactive sessions with lecturers and other students and our University Library has extensive online resources that can be accessed via the internet at any time.

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies and build your portfolio.

What you'll study:

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits, and you'll need to study modules worth a total of 180 credits.

Core modules on this course include:

  • Business Transformation through Quality Management
  • Quantitative and Research Methods
  • Business Operations – the Quality Management Perspective
  • Strategic Organisational Excellence
  • Dissertation

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry.

Learning support

As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

  • academic writing
  • note taking
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • presentation skills
  • referencing
  • working in groups
  • revision, memory and exam techniques

Teaching​

Teaching methods include:

  • online resources and activities
  • online tutorials

How you're assessed​

You'll be assessed entirely through coursework.

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

Previous graduates have gone on to work in:

  • quality management roles
  • operations management
  • training and development
  • auditing and business process improvement

Some graduates have set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-time, DistanceHow long you will study27 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Working professionals without an honours degree who have substantial relevant experience and the academic potential to achieve the award will also be considered. Applicants are subject to interview.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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