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You will develop the knowledge and skills essential for quality management, including professional and critical reflection skills; people and communication, business and commercial skills; operations management and autonomy (independent), accountability, governance and leadership at Masters level.
You will continue to develop your knowledge in further key areas of quality management including quality, environmental and sustainability systems, risk management, health, wellbeing and safety and planning and decision making scenarios.
The Capstone module is designed to provide you with an opportunity to integrate Masters level knowledge and skills by independently working on an applied academic study, a professional dissertation or, where appropriate, business consultancy project from a degree related discipline. Personal and professional skills such as research, oral presentation and teamwork will be developed.
Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes. The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.Detailed module information
MSc Quality Management is an online course taught through CampusMoodle, the university’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which offers you flexibility of where and when you can study.
CampusMoodle provides you with full open access to tutors and other class members. You will have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting.
The interactive virtual learning environment provides you with lecture and course materials including:
- Virtual tutorials
- Live chats
- Discussion forums - student and tutor led
- Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
- User friendly material
The options below represent full-time distance learning delivery, part-time distance learning may differ.
- Lectures - 10-30 students per group, 96 hours per semester
- Tutorial - 10-30 students per group, 48 hours per semester
- Project Supervision - 1 student per group, 12 hours per semester
- Independent Study - 456 hours per semester
The course requires you to become independent 'open learners' and take responsibility for when, where and how your learning occurs. You will spend approximately 8 hours per module per week working on your own, undertaking prescribed reading, preparing for group activities and researching and writing course reports.
Staff Delivering on This Course
Academic staff who teach on this course have worked in a range of professional backgrounds, are ‘business-connected’ and use professional networks and their academic research to ensure teaching is professionally relevant.
Our staff have either achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, or are working towards this. This is a professional recognition of lecturer practice, impact and leadership in teaching and learning. In addition, many have featured in the annual Support and Teaching staff with Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) awards voted by the students and organised by RGU:Union.
Please note the below represent full-time distance learning delivery, part-time distance learning delivery will differ.
- 3 written assignments, including essays
- 2 reports
- 1 dissertation
- 2 practical skills assessments
- 1 presentation
We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
Study Skills Support
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:
- Academic writing
- Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
- Maths and statistics
- English language
- Information technology support
Quality management is a skill which is sought after by industry globally and this course will equip you with the knowledge and expertise for a career as a leading quality professional. The course is designed to enable you to add value to an organisation, in terms of developing and influencing strategy whilst understanding processes, performance measurement techniques and benefits management.
Our graduates have gone on to have successful careers in a variety of industry sectors including energy, built environment, engineering, manufacturing, health (NHS), banking, supply chain and finance. Roles they have moved into include Quality Manager, Reliability Manager, Project Quality Controller, Data Manager, Lead Auditor and Quality Auditor.
- Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject discipline.
- Applicants with a lower degree classification and/or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.
We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:
* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.
For Academic Year 2018/2019
Distance Learning Full-time
Distance Learning Part-time
- £3,410 Stage 1 (Course over 3 years)
- £3,410 Stage 2 (Course over 3 years)
- £2,280 MSc Dissertation stage (Course over 3 years)
- £4,550 Year 1 (Course over 2 years)
- £4,550 Year 2 (Course over 2 years)
The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:
- The cost of books that you may wish to purchase.
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- Costs associated with your placement / study abroad
- Accommodation and living costs
Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU.
Postgraduate students will normally make their own arrangements for payment of fees. However, there are a limited number of SAAS funded places on certain postgraduate courses.
There are also sources of funding that are applicable to categories of student.
Scholarships and Financial Awards
You may also qualify for a scholarship or financial award:
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