Schools of Study

BUCKS SCHOOLS OF STUDY

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Media & Creative Industries

The School of Media & Creative Industries routinely links curricular projects with major partners. Our aim is to develop employable graduates. Following majors include number of degree programmes under media and creative studies school; Moving Image, Music. The School of Media & Creative Industries routinely links curricular projects with major partners. Our aim is to develop employable graduates.

Following majors include number of degree programmes under media and creative studies school; Moving Image, Music.Creative media is part of our everyday lives. It defines our culture – and could define your business with our support.Our consultants’ experience ranges from filming live sport events to managing tours for international music artists. With their help, you’ll learn what it takes to manage promotions and stand out from the crowd. Our experts can offer consultancy, collaboration and research in:
  • Filmmaking
  • Music production/sound design
  • Animation/motion graphics
  • Music and live events management.
Our recent work has involved students creating designs for Soundsorba, a local acoustics company.
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Computing & AI

The School of Business, Law and Computing offers a portfolio of vocational courses, developed with industry, and designed to meet the rigorous expectations of the relevant professional bodies. We prepare our students to work in a whole range of occupations and industries, helping them build the essential knowledge and skills they need to flourish in the fields of: Business, Computing and Law.

Bucks Business School carries out innovative research and runs professional programmes for students and industry. We can help you stay at the top of your game today and prepare for challenges of tomorrow. Our computing department apply their knowledge of computer systems, technology and software to understand your business needs and your end-user. The team have extensive industry links with companies such as:
  • Sky
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Sony Play Station gaming
  • Microsoft Technologies and Systems.
Our law tutors draw on their backgrounds as academics and practitioners to support your success. Their wealth of industry contacts, as well as connections with professional bodies, will help you develop the skills you need to move forward. Together, theSchool of Business, Law and Computing offers consultancy, collaboration and research in:
  • HR-related topics (excluding employment law)
  • Diversity marketing
  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Technology start-up
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Islamic Banking and Myers Briggs (MBTI).
The School is also involved with a range of events and projects outside the University. For example, we’ve hosted an International Day of the Girl celebration, a local women’s conference and Reed business breakfast.
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Aviation

The School of Aviation and Security   works with public and private sector businesses, professional bodies, PSRBs, as well as providing short courses, knowledge exchange and CPD training. It is professionally orientated, offering a well-established, inspiring mix of courses and deep sector expertise that are designed to give our graduates a head start in their chosen careers.

Our academics help inform policies as part of the UK aviation strategy, and we’re members of groups including the Wycombe Police Area Independent Advisory Group, Airports Council International Europe Security and Economics Committees and Airlines UK.Within the School, we specialise in the following subject areas: Aviation, including pilot degrees, airline and airport management, and governance, regulation and law, Security and resilience, including business continuity, protective security and intelligence and Policing. We offer consultancy, collaboration and research in:
  • Aviation economics and strategy
  • Airport and airline management
  • Tourism management
  • Corporate security management
  • Organisational resilience
  • Cyber
  • Insider threats
  • Emergency management
  • Crisis management
  • Risk management and analysis
  • Business continuity
  • Exercise and testing
  • Policing and law enforcement
  • Defence and security.
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Art & Design

Whether you aspire to work in the art and design industries, or within dance and the performing arts, you can rely on our long history of providing hands-on training, education and practice-based research to fully prepare you for your career. The continued success of our students in industry competitions, and the career destinations of our alumni, provide a clear indicator of our reputation and our ability to produce high calibre creative graduates.

As a School, we specialise in courses within the following areas: Art and design, Performance and dance. If you have a creative idea in mind, we want to help you make it happen. At Bucks, we use a range of traditional craft skills and new technology to support your design ambitions. It’s important to us to make an impact beyond Bucks. We’ve helped create brand identities for charities like The Kitchen Education Trust and host the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive. As well as a wealth of industry experience, our dance and performance lecturers bring an entrepreneurial eye to support your performance-related business venture. With a strong network of industry links, our visiting specialists bring more expertise to share with local organisations and the businesses we work with. We also share our creativity and expertise outside Bucks, whether it’s working with Wycombe County Council or performing at public venues outside the university.
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Nursing

Bucks New University has a long history of training nurses and giving them the skills and practice-based experience they need to provide excellent patient care. Nursing and operating department practice are dynamic, people-focused professions, requiring not just technical and practical skills, but strong communication and management abilities.

With the changes happening in the NHS, our courses are helping to develop the practitioners of the future – ensuring they are excellently equipped to care for their patients, but also to thrive personally and professionally as an essential part of our health service. Through our School of Nursing & Allied Health, we work with the NHS, private and independent sector to produce competent and dynamic graduates.As well as our experienced team of lecturers, we have long-established links with NHS trusts, healthcare charities and private organisations. We also use our expertise to support the local community. For example, our mental health team are ‘dementia champions’. This involves running information sessions to improve people’s understanding of dementia and its impact. We offer consultancy, collaboration and research in:
  • Adult Nursing
  • Child Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Learning Disability Nursing
  • Operating Department Practice
  • Allied Health.
Our department experts also offer consultancy and bespoke short courses in many health and wellbeing related subjects such as:
  • Safeguarding
  • Dementia
  • Moulage (applying mock injuries)
  • Health and wellbeing in the workplace
  • Coaching
  • Risk Assessment
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Health Care & Social Work

Our School of Health Care and Social Work offers professionally-focused courses to help you enter, or progress in, health and social care roles. Choosing to study with us means getting access to the opportunities, experiences and encouragement you need to move forward in your career. We help our students gain the specialist knowledge and skills to succeed at whatever level their ambition takes them.

Most of our courses are professionally accredited, approved and regulated by bodies such as the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The teams in this school comprise: Social Work, Health and Social Care, CPD (post-qualifying nursing), Community (post-qualifying specialist community courses) and Public Health.Whether it’s physical health or mental wellbeing, health has a huge bearing on the quality of our lives. Our lecturers stay up-to-date with the latest changes in the sector and offer expertise in a whole host of areas. We offer consultancy, collaboration and research in:
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Safeguarding
  • Public health
  • Health promotion
  • Child development
  • Long term conditions
  • V100 prescribing updates
  • Practice education
  • Teaching, learning and assessment
  • Action learning sets
  • Clinical supervision
  • Preceptorship.
Our staff are also involved with a range of projects within the local community, from acting as governors for schools and colleges, to sitting on the Bucks County Council Safeguarding board.
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Human & Social Sciences

Studying a programme in the human or social sciences can open the door to a wide range of interesting and diverse careers. Whether you specialise in criminology or early childhood, our School of Human and Social Sciences offers exciting learning opportunities that give you the skills, contacts and experience to get ahead in today’s workplace.

We offer degree and master’s programmes that support the workforce in the public, independent and voluntary sectors in the following areas: Education and early years, Human performance, sport, and exercise, Psychology, Social sciencesWe support a range of organisations and contribute to community agendas around ageing, participation in sport and meeting future workforce needs.Our team also work closely with industry on a diverse range of areas, from human performance to social sciences. So, whatever challenge you’re facing, we have the knowledge to help. Our sport and psychology expertise cover:
  • Sport therapy
  • Physiology and fitness testing
  • Sport nutrition
  • Biomechanics – 3D motion capture and analysis
  • Sport sociology and coaching (gender, identity, disability and volunteering)
  • Positive psychology and coaching psychology
  • Leadership
  • Myers Briggs (MBTI) & Mental Toughness (MTQ48) and inclusive leadership.
We’ve also carried out research on:
  • Gypsy, traveller and Roma
  • Homelessness
  • Policy/Health
  • Community engagement methodologies
  • Emergent expertise in migration support/service planning
  • Collaborative research methodologies
  • Bereavement care and support.
As well as running local groups, we’re a trustee for Caraline, a charity working with eating disorders, and deliver CPD training for British Psychological Society Stage 2 trainees (sport psychology).