University of Westminster
Academic Year Elective 2017/18
24 – 32 credits

Students enrolling in the Westminster Academic Year program (both the Fall and Spring semester) gain access to a larger list of course offerings that are only available in a yearlong format. Students study alongside the degree seeking population, selecting 3 or 4 elective courses each term for a total of 24 – 32 credits. Academic Year students can complete a part time 4 credit internship during one of their semesters.


Application Deadline
May 1, 2017 (April 1 Priority Enrollment)
Apps accepted after deadline as space permits

Application Requirements
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Official transcript
One letter of recommendation
Passport scan (photo page)
Digital photo (passport style)

Highlights

  • Academic internship placements
  • Various subject areas available plus access to additional courses offered in a yearlong format
  • Courses are taken at one or more of the four London Westminster campuses: Cavendish, Marylebone, Regent, or Harrow

Program Dates
September 15, 2017 – May 26, 2018


Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18

Academic Year: Sophomore (2nd year) or above

* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements

Cumulative GPA:* 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale)

English Language:* Non-native English language speakers must submit IELTS: 6 + with at least a 5.5 in each skill area.



Architecture and the Built Environment
Business
Electronics & Computer Science
English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies
Law Studies
Life Sciences
Media, Arts and Design
Politics and International Relations
Psychology
Science and Technology
Social and Historical Studies
Social Sciences and Humanities
Study Abroad

Architecture and the Built Environment

8.0 Credits
Architecture | Course #: 4ARCH010W | Section: Year | Open
This studio-based module introduces architectural skills and design processes via a series of creative exercises and design projects. Skills are taught in the context of creative practice and include digital and hand-drawing, model making, photography and basic fabrication lab induction. Guided walks and building visits introduce students to the study of precedents.


Assessment: Representational skills (20%); Sketchbook studies (20%); Architectural proposal (60%)

Contact Hours: 120
8.0 Credits
Architecture | Course #: 5ARCH009W | Section: Year | Open
Pre-requisite: Prerequisites 4ARCH010W DES1A: Introduction to Design and Skills; 4ARCH011W DES1B: Design Materials and Fabrication
Teaching and learning is undertaken within studio groups. Students respond to a studio project scenario, develop a project brief informed by their critical responses to subject and site, and design an architectural proposal resolved to Concept Design Stage. The key issues of environmentally sustainable design are introduced and explored through applying and testing a range of environmental design strategies and tools.


Assessment: Architectural proposal and design statement (80%); Environmental design study (20%)

Contact Hours: 120
4.0 Credits
Interior Architecture | Course #: 5ARCH007 | Section: 2 | Open
In this module students are required to study a specified interior through the medium of film. Working in crews that include a director, editor and camera operator you will develop a film proposal through storyboard, text and drawing. This proposal will then be shot on location in your selected interior and edited into a short film that will be presented to the group. You are also required to produce a working journal.


Assessment: Film Presentation (70%) Journal (30%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Interior Architecture | Course #: 5ARCH008W | Section: 2 | Open
This module offers students the opportunity to study in detail how temporary and permanent exhibitions are designed and curated. It primarily covers the re-evaluation of existing interior spaces, space planning and the analysis and thematic organisation of collections, together with the process of researching and editing content. Specialist workshops deal with the creative interpretation of specific design briefs and the articulation of creative design responses. The Module also considers the inter-relatedness of exhibition design, graphics and other promotional material.


Assessment: Journal (100%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 4BUIL001W | Section: 2 | Open
The module uses domestic building construction as the context to examine the performance requirements, technology and processes associated with buildings and their environmental services, including sustainability and energy conservation issues.


Assessment: Portfolio Project (75%) and Examination (25%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 4BUIL001W. | Section: 2 | Open
This module explores economics and accounting. The module aims to apply aspects of economic and accounting theory. It will provide a critical overview which will enable students to reason and argue using economic and accounting theory and principles. They will understand the context in which the property market exists and will be aware of exogenous factors impacting on property and the consequences of changes in the property market on the economy. The module will introduce students to the discipline of accounting the financial statements and their individual components. It will provide students with a clear understanding of the basic accounting principles and concepts.


Assessment: In-class Test (50%); Coursework (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 4PLAN001W | Section: 1 | Open
The module will introduce the global phenomena of the city. The student will acquire knowledge about urban policy and cities, and the ways that it is understood considering the role of planning and sustainability. The planning law includes an introduction to urban environments, focusing on contemporary urban planning issues, global cities and globalisation, and the concept of sustainable development.


Assessment: Essay (60%) ; Exam (40%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 4PLAN002W | Section: 1 | Open
This module introduces students to the key environmental, social and economic challenges facing the designers of cities around the world. It reflects on the challenges of climate change and of promoting sustainable development and social justice, and investigates urban economies and considers the infrastructure necessary to support urban life.


Assessment: Coursework 1 (50%); Coursework 2 (50%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 4PROP001W | Section: 1 | Open
The module will introduce and explain the legal system in England and Wales, covering sources Statute and case law as well as outlining the functions of Government, the judiciary, Courts and Tribunals. Main bodies of law relevant to business and commerce will be introduced to include the law of Tort, the law of Contract, and Land and related law. Criminal law will be referenced only in the context of other legal areas and Land and Property law. The module will explain the structure of the English executive (House of Commons, House of Lords etc.,); How Legislation is developed. How the Government is financed at a macro-economic level, how Government allocates and spends its income and how it fills the gap between income and spending by using debt. How the financing of the Government, and in particular its borrowing, impacts upon the property market.


Assessment: Legal questions portfolio and structured essay responses (50%); Government and macro- economic finance coursework (50%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 4PROP003W | Section: 1 | Open
An introduction to the key property markets in England and Wales and their relationship to those elsewhere including sources of property data, management, use and analysis, in an applied setting. The module introduce the five methods of property valuation and component techniques used to measure and inspect property. It introduces professional guidance and Regulatory frameworks; it provides an overview of property occupation and use, investment, and development. It considers various strategies for property holdings and incorporates Personal Development Planning.


Assessment: Collaborative project (30%); Portfolio (30%); Examination (40%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 5PLAN001W | Section: 1 | Open
This module provides incorporates planning practice in England, with a focus on urban and city planning. It examines what planners do in practice and the role of planning in the property development process. It includes an outline of compulsory purchase principles, and how compensation is calculated. It also covers the preparation of local plans and policies, the submission and assessment of planning applications, the types of planning decisions issued, and the process of appealing them.


Assessment: Coursework (25%) ; Essay (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 5PLAN002W | Section: 1 | Open
The module outlines the development process and theories of urban regeneration in differing contexts and the role of the city and urban fringe as transition zones in urban development. It considers the relationships between property-led and mixed communities in regeneration and the changing nature of urban regeneration in London and the debates surrounding best practice in the city using case studies and site visits.


Assessment: Coursework (50%) ; Presentation (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 5PLAN003W | Section: 1 | Open
The module outlines the development process and theories of urban regeneration in the context of the global city. It considers the relationships between property-led and mixed communities in regeneration and the changing nature of urban regeneration in London and the debates surrounding best practice in the city using case studies and site visits. The module uses concepts from a range of academic disciplines to think about urban regeneration in London and in a global context.


Assessment: Coursework 1 (50%); Coursework 2 (50%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 5PLAN003W | Section: 2 | Open
The module outlines the development process and theories of urban regeneration in the context of the global city. It considers the relationships between property-led and mixed communities in regeneration and the changing nature of urban regeneration in London and the debates surrounding best practice in the city using case studies and site visits. The module uses concepts from a range of academic disciplines to think about urban regeneration in London and in a global context.


Assessment: Coursework 1 (50%); Coursework 2 (50%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 5PLAN004W | Section: 1 | Open
This module discusses the key issues which need to be considered in developing spatial planning strategies. It examines the need for policies which are effectively integrated across different geographical scales and different policy fields including economic development, transport, housing and social infrastructure.


Assessment: Coursework 1 (50%); Coursework 2 (50%)

Contact Hours: 60
8.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 5PRMN001W | Section: Year | Open
The module will cover practical aspects of commercial Real Estate including lease advisory, valuation and local taxation issue. A lease is normally the longest business contract and the rent the second highest business expenditure. The module covers the law and practice of lease renewals, rent reviews and valuing income streams including surrender and renewals, synergistic value, valuing over rented and unusual properties. The module is supported by an optional field trip.


Assessment: Coursework (30%); Project (30%); Examination (30%)

Contact Hours: 120
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 5PROP002W | Section: 2 | Open
This module allows the students to understand both the law and practice concerning residential property. It explains the Law on ownership and occupation and covers the main residential tenancy agreements for both Private and Public residences. The module develops a practical and theoretical understanding of the legal framework, techniques and processes involved in the process of residential marketing sales and lettings.


Assessment: Coursework (50%); Project (50%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 5PROP002W. | Section: 2 | Open
This module explores modern business management principles as a means to analyse and consider the property profession as a whole. The module introduces and develops practical business skills.


Assessment: Coursework 1 (40%); Coursework 2 (40%); Coursework 3 (20%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 5PROP003W | Section: 2 | Open
Focusing on an integrated project portfolio based on a real property, students are able to develop a practical and theoretical understanding of the legal framework, participants, parameters, techniques and processes involved in the process of residential property survey and development. The module will follow the residential development process (based on a selected building) through survey and conversion.


Assessment: Integrated project portfolio (100%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 5URDE001W | Section: 2 | Open
This module examines the key stages in the development process and considers the role of different stakeholders. It investigates the operation of property markets and the interaction of the public and private sectors in shaping development in different contexts. It also introduces the techniques used for the financial appraisal of development projects.


Assessment: Coursework 1 (10%); Coursework 2 (40%); Coursework 3 (50%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 6PLAN001W | Section: 1 | Open
The module interrogates the principles and practice of sustainability as applied to spatial planning and environmental design. This module explores the theory and practice relating to environmental policy in policy-making and implementation. It discusses the democratic and political principles underpinning sustainability. It identifies and presents key technical and analytical tools employed to devise creative solutions to the challenges posed by sustainable development. It investigates diverse responses in different international contexts, comparing and contrasting different approaches.


Assessment: Essay (50%); Case Study (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 6PLAN002W | Section: 1 | Open
This module explores the theory and practice relating to public involvement in policymaking and implementation. It discusses the democratic and political principles underpinning community engagement. It investigates the diverse needs of communities and the ways in which decisions concerning the built environment affect and address those needs. The module introduces students to the principles and practice of sustainability and spatial planning and its implementation in the local context.


Assessment: Coursework 1 (25%); Coursework (25%).

Contact Hours: 60
8.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 6PRMN002W | Section: Year | Open
The module will investigate residential and commercial property management theory and practice including corporate property management. The module with further study valuation methodology as it applies to residential properties under the Housing Acts.


Assessment: Essay 1 (25%); Essay 2 (25%); Essay (50%).

Contact Hours: 120
8.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 6PROP001W | Section: Year | Open
This module combines draws from other modules which have been undertaken on the course and culminates in a written and oral presentation of the development process based. It includes sourcing a development opportunity to create a development and carrying out valuations of all types of property. It incorporates how property decisions are made in a planning framework and an awareness of sustainability into the development process. The module will also consider the how property companies source, manage and appraise property investments.


Assessment: Coursework 1 (20%); Coursework 2 (20%); Group Coursework (30%); Examination (30%)

Contact Hours: 120
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 6PROP003W | Section: 2 | Open
The module will make students appreciate and understand the property and planning law and practice of countries other than UK. It involves the study and analysis of European legal systems and their application to local property markets, and case studies of international planning processes and procedures and comparative international planning and environmental law.


Assessment: Group coursework (50%); Individual essay (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Tourism | Course #: 4EVMN001W | Section: 1 | Open
This module explores the events industry, examining the historical role played by events in society and the structure of the event industry today. Supply and demand issues are assessed by studying key categories of the event industry: - corporate events, cultural festivals and sporting events. It considers the impacts of the events industry and responses to ameliorate problems caused when hosting events. It also explores the changing market for events and the introduction of technology to enhance their success.


Assessment: Group Presentation (30%) ; Essay (70%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Tourism | Course #: 4TOUR003W | Section: 1 | Open
This module investigates the context for tourism planning exploring its place in wider planning and policy processes. It examines different approaches to planning for tourism and considers stakeholders in the planning process, investigating their role and influence. Students develop two detailed case studies – The first evaluates a place, identifying its potential as a visitor destination and making proposals to develop the visitor economy. The second considers an aviation development and the role of this in tourism planning.


Assessment: Group Report (50%) ; Individual Report (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Tourism | Course #: 4TOUR004W | Section: 2 | Open
This module presents a dynamic overview of current trends and issues in the tourism sector. The programme will be based around current tourism issues and topics and aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of the background, nature and implications of these. Teaching and learning sessions will focus on discrete topics that highlight the changing nature of tourism and its industries such as the emergence of new business models, destinations and markets, and on external factors that influence the tourism industry such as climate change and world or political events. It is a sociological module, which uses examples from around the world.


Assessment: Essay (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Tourism | Course #: 4TOUR006W | Section: 2 | Open
Hospitality is integral to the delivery of tourism and event services. Understanding the landscape and operations and related issues of this very large sector is vital. The module will cover the various aspects of the hospitality industry, which includes the accommodation and catering sub-sectors. The module will also explore management issues, price and revenue management as well as the structure of the sector and the regulations pertaining to it.


Assessment: Team Work (50%) ; Essay (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Tourism | Course #: 4TOUR007W | Section: 2 | Open
This module explores economic and property development. It outlines the working of the market to allocate resources and considers the rationale for market intervention. It considers property development and the implications for the tourism industry. It introduces property market data analysis which informs the decision to develop and explains the development process. It introduces the main methods of property valuation to develop a basic understanding of how property values can be enhanced, maintained and improved


Assessment: Essay (30%) ; Coursework (70%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Tourism | Course #: 5TOUR003W | Section: 1 | Open
This module will introduce students to a distinctive and important sector of the tourism industry with the objective of developing an understanding and appreciation of the fundamental role which heritage attractions, and the heritage environment, play in successful destination development and planning. The focus of the module is on the tourist-historic city, and makes full use of London as a unique urban heritage destination. The breadth of the subject means that the module has had to be selective in the areas covered but it provides a pathway to the understanding of other modules such as Cities and Consumption.


Assessment: Team Presentation (30%) ; Essay (70%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Tourism | Course #: 5TOUR004W | Section: 2 | Open
For many nations both sport and tourism are significant economic sectors and play important roles in society. This module examines the characteristics of sports tourism, identifying how the motivations of sports tourists shape participation and behaviours. It also examines supply characteristics, looking at local, national and global sporting events, the intermediaries and agents who influence the design of sporting products, and the development of sports tourism destinations.


Assessment: Essay (70%) ; Coursework (30%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Tourism | Course #: 5TOUR005W | Section: 2 | Open
The module examines the nature of demand for airline services. It evaluates the traditional role of regulation and the implications of deregulation. Economic, commercial and operational characteristics of the industry are explained and the development of airline alliances/mergers, as well as the low cost and charter sector, is assessed. Current marketing trends are appraised. The broader environmental implications of industry growth are discussed.


Assessment: Coursework (20%) ; Report (80%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Tourism | Course #: 6EVMN004W | Section: 2 | Cancelled
This module examines the relationship between mega-events and urban regeneration. The module examines the ways these events have been used as regeneration tools and explores ways that they could be used more effectively in the future. Inevitably, given the subject matter, the politics and rhetoric associated with mega-events are addressed too. Global mega-events are the main focus: the Olympic Games, The FIFA World Cup as well as World Expos.


Assessment: Presentation (30%) ; Exam (70%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Tourism | Course #: 6TOUR004W | Section: 2 | Open
The module explores the role of airports within the air transport system. It considers the different forms of airport ownership and management and investigates commercialisation, privatisation and globalization developments.


Assessment: Coursework (50%) and Examination (50%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Tourism | Course #: 6TOUR007W | Section: 1 | Open
This module focuses on the emerging role of cities as centres for consumption. The city is the location for different forms of consumption and also consumed. Using ideas from urban sociology, this module accounts for recent trends. It explores different types of consumption and explains how they influence the design and experience of urban space. Field study visits in London will be incorporated into the programme and used to inform the assessment. The module addresses professional practice by analysing relevant city strategies and interventions.


Assessment: Portfolio (100%)

Contact Hours: 60

Business

4.0 Credits
Accounting Finance and Governance | Course #: 6ACCN001W | Section: 2 | Open
This module provides a systematic understanding and appreciation of the principles and practices underlying global financial accounting and the key accounting issues faced by multinational companies. The diversity in global financial accounting will be discussed and the arguments for the international accounting standards convergence project critically evaluated. Accounting issues related to foreign currency transactions and translation, business combinations, segment reporting, transfer pricing and wider corporate governance, faced by multinational companies will be discussed. In addition, current developments in international accounting will be examined. An appreciation of the practical application of the theory, knowledge and understanding gained, will be made through reference to industry cases. Learning activities include directed lectures, seminars and workshops. The workshops and seminars will be used to engage students in debate and use of sources from real-life companies and contemporary events to illustrate international financial accounting in practice.


Assessment: Group Coursework (25%) ; Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting Finance and Governance | Course #: 6ACCN007W | Section: 1 | Open
The module will emphasise why accounting theory can be used to understand issues such as accounting measurement, accounting information, accounting methods and capital markets reaction to accounting information. This module will provide a balanced perspective of financial accounting theory and practice including numerical calculations for group accounts. Students will be expected to critically discuss the theories for and against regulation of financial accounting and others that explain different types of voluntary reporting decisions. Because the module provides a balanced perspective of alternative and conflicting theories of financial accounting, the module can provide a basis for students contemplating research in different areas of financial accounting. Learning activities include directed lecture, seminar and workshops which will include case study scenarios. The workshops will be used to engage students in debate and use of sources from real-life companies and contemporary events to illustrate financial accounting in practice.


Assessment: Group Coursework (25%) ; Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting Finance and Governance | Course #: 6BUCL001W | Section: 1 | Open
This module covers the rationale for international trade and finance law, international trade and financial institutions; sources of law; legal risks in international trade; the contribution of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to the liberalization of trade in goods, services and intellectual property rights; the mechanisms for settlement of international trade and investment disputes; global finance regulation and the banking crisis; contractual issues in international business commercial transactions.


Assessment: Individual Report (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting, Finance & Governance | Course #: 4ACCN001W. | Section: 1 | Open
The module provides fundamental accounting and financial knowledge and essential skills for any business manager. It focuses on the purpose and relevance of accounting in business management and the use of accounting and finance techniques, to enable an analysis of business performance in small and large companies. It introduces students to: financial resources management and the role of capital markets.


Assessment: In-class Test (25%) ; Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting, Finance & Governance | Course #: 4ACCN001W. | Section: 2 | Open
The module provides fundamental accounting and financial knowledge and essential skills for any business manager. It focuses on the purpose and relevance of accounting in business management and the use of accounting and finance techniques, to enable an analysis of business performance in small and large companies. It introduces students to: financial resources management and the role of capital markets.


Assessment: In-class Test (25%) ; Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting, Finance & Governance | Course #: 5ACCN001W | Section: 2 | Open
The module aims to introduce the major areas of employment regulation including those relating to recruitment, the contract of employment through to redundancy and dismissal. The module is intended to provide an overview of the employment relationship, rather than to focus in detail on the operation of specific employment laws. It will be extremely valuable both to employees and potential managers in understanding the importance of the legal context of the employment relationship and its contribution to a successful business both in local and international jurisdictions.


Assessment: Coursework (25%) ; Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting, Finance & Governance | Course #: 5BUCL002W | Section: 2 | Open
The module will examine how various forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) allow parties to resolve conflicts separate from litigation proceedings within state run court systems, as well as provide students first-hand knowledge of the key issues, principles, rules, procedures and parties involved in ADR. In both the national and international business context, parties seek ADR as a preferable because of the speedier, more predictable and less costly results compared to litigation. ADR aspects will include inclusion of mediation, conciliation, expert determination and arbitration both within the International community and in the UK.


Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting, Finance & Governance | Course #: 5BUCL003W | Section: 2 | Open
This module focusses on those aspects of business law that are relevant to business operations, including contract, tort, company and employment law.


Assessment: Exam (100%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting, Finance & Governance | Course #: 5BUCL004W | Section: 1 | Open
The module covers important aspects of the legal framework relevant to the operation of international business. This includes the sources of international law, important aspects of contract law relevant to international transactions including through the internet, legal forms of business organisation, how the law impacts upon the international marketing of goods and services, and business dispute resolution from an international perspective.


Assessment: Essay (25%) ; Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting, Finance & Governance | Course #: 5FNCE005W | Section: 2 | Open
The module introduces and develops students understanding of key concepts and features of corporate governance. Students develop an understanding of the theories of corporate governance and get comprehensive knowledge of the UK system of corporate governance and its development. The students also learn the guidelines and regulations which corporation have to follow in relation to corporate governance.


Assessment: In-class Test (25%) ; Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting, Finance & Governance | Course #: 6ACCN008W | Section: 2 | Open
This module is intended to develop the student’s ability to critically appraise corporate treasury management decisions using an appreciation of the relevant theories of financial management and strategy. The module will enable the students to evaluate long-term and short-term financing decisions, with an emphasis on expansion and market maintenance strategies, as well as providing them with an understanding of the importance of working capital management. The module will demonstrate how decisions are made regarding proper pricing of assets in merger and acquisition situations and the appropriateness of the various methods of valuing securities. The module also considers the effects of corporate reorganisation and capital reconstruction schemes.


Assessment: In-class Test (25%) ; Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting, Finance & Governance | Course #: 6ACCN008W | Section: 1 | Open
This module is intended to develop the student’s ability to critically appraise corporate treasury management decisions using an appreciation of the relevant theories of financial management and strategy. The module will enable the students to evaluate long-term and short-term financing decisions, with an emphasis on expansion and market maintenance strategies, as well as providing them with an understanding of the importance of working capital management. The module will demonstrate how decisions are made regarding proper pricing of assets in merger and acquisition situations and the appropriateness of the various methods of valuing securities. The module also considers the effects of corporate reorganisation and capital reconstruction schemes.


Assessment: In-class Test (25%) ; Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting, Finance & Governance | Course #: 6BUCL003W | Section: 2 | Open
This module enables the student to understand the working of the European Union, and the impact of European Union law upon business. The role of EU institutions and the effect of EU law upon the legal systems of member states are considered. The importance of the single market policies relating to goods, persons, and services is explored. The module also covers the impact of EU social policy (especially sex discrimination) and EU competition policy upon business activity.


Assessment: Essay (1000 words) (25%) ; Essay (3000 words) (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting, Finance & Governance | Course #: 6BUCL004W | Section: 2 | Open
The module will examine legal and regulatory controls on the marketing of goods and services. Consideration will be given to issues arising from the application of consumer legislation and policy making as they apply to marketing problems within the organisation. The module seeks to build on the students knowledge of contract and tort law and consider current legislation including the Consumer Protection Act 1987, Consumer Rights Bill 2014 and cases dealing with consumer protection issues such as product liability, misrepresentation and unfair trading regulations. Module content includes civil and criminal law as related to business transactions, an appreciation of the institutional framework, voluntary and pressure groups and their impact on consumer protection and a general examination of proposals for enhancing consumer protection.


Assessment: Essay (1000 words) (25%) ; Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting, Finance & Governance | Course #: 6BUCL005W | Section: 2 | Open
This module is especially useful for those students who will be seeking exemptions in Company Law from UK professional bodies, but is also relevant for anyone who wishes to learn about the nature, function and place of company law in business. The module is concerned with the significance of the inter-relationship between shareholders, company directors, creditors, customers and members of the public and the role of the government and other institutions in company law.


Assessment: Essay (25%) ; Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting, Finance & Governance | Course #: 6FNCE001W | Section: 2 | Open
The module will provide students with a broad knowledge of the structures and the different functions of banking institutions in both the home and international markets. The module gives emphasize to the role of banks in the economy, banking regulation, bank performance, management of bank risk.


Assessment: Coursework (30%) and Examination (70%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting, Finance & Governance | Course #: 6FNCE003W | Section: 2 | Open
This module will provide students with a wide-ranging knowledge of financial markets and financial institutions. It focuses on issues related to the role of a financial system, the functions of different types of financial institutions, and the understanding of financial products commonly traded in each financial market (including equity market, money market and bond market). These topics are addressed from a global perspective.


Assessment: Group Coursework (25%) ; Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting, Finance & Governance | Course #: 6FNCE005W | Section: 2 | Open
The module introduces and develops students understanding of key features of international financial management. In markets which operate internationally, students develop an understanding of the choices of raising capital, investment, risk management, acquisition activity, restructuring and other aspects of financial policy. Students learn to analyse exchange rates, differences in tax rules, country risk factors and variations in legal regimes.


Assessment: Coursework (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting, Finance & Governance | Course #: 6FNCE006W | Section: 2 | Open
Over the past three decades financial markets have undergone significant technological and regulatory changes that have made financial instruments and services more complex and sophisticated. Additionally, changes in demographics, politics and the economy, have shifted towards a consumer society, that places high value on possessions. Further, the moves from the welfare state towards liberalization and financial self-reliance have made the making of prudent personal financial decisions very challenging. It has thus become crucial for individuals to develop greater financial capabilities if they want to ensure a decent standard of living and achieve their life goals. The prime objective of this module is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skill required for them to make sound and informed personal financial decisions as well as put them on the first step of developing a career as a personal financial planner.


Assessment: In-class Test (25%) ; Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting, Finance & Governance | Course #: 6FNCE009W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite:
This module covers the rationale for international trade and finance law, international trade and financial institutions; sources of law; legal risks in international trade; the contribution of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to the liberalization of trade in goods, services and intellectual property rights; the mechanisms for settlement of international trade and investment disputes; global finance regulation and the banking crisis; contractual issues in international business commercial transactions.


Assessment: Individual Report (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Accounting, Finance & Governance | Course #: 6FNCE009W. | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite:
This module is designed to prepare students with an interest in investment management with a thorough grounding in the issues facing investment managers and professionals involved with investment decisions.


Assessment: Individual Coursework (25%) ; In-Class Timed Questions - formative assessment (0%) ; Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Information Management and Operations | Course #: 4BDIN001W. | Section: 1 | Open
This module introduces the nature and importance of information acquisition, presentation and preservation. Business computing/software and its practical applications in finding and selecting data and information will be explored. Understanding of information flows within organisations and management and operations functions and the systems needed to support these will be developed as will effective, secure and ethical business communications.


Assessment: Group Presentation (25%) ; In-class Test (25%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Information Management and Operations | Course #: 4BDIN001W. | Section: 2 | Open
This module introduces the nature and importance of information acquisition, presentation and preservation. Business computing/software and its practical applications in finding and selecting data and information will be explored. Understanding of information flows within organisations and management and operations functions and the systems needed to support these will be developed as will effective, secure and ethical business communications.


Assessment: Group Presentation (25%) ; In-class Test (25%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Information Management and Operations | Course #: 4EBUS001W. | Section: 2 | Open
Online technology has altered how many industries operate in the modern business environment. One of the industries that has changed most is the entertainment industry, this module will explore how online technologies have effected this industry and what lessons can be learnt for other industries.


Assessment: Portfolio (50%) ; Report (2000 words) (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Information Management and Operations | Course #: 4EBUS002W | Section: 2 | Open
This module provides an introduction to a range of topics associated with creating and managing the online presence of an organisation. By the end of this module students will be able to make multifaceted digital presence as well as designing, implementing and managing a website that is high quality, usable & accessible.


Assessment: Report (2000 words) (50%) ; Project (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Information Management and Operations | Course #: 5BDIN001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Dis-requisite: 5EBUS001W Digital Business
This module explores how to effectively manage the range of operations functions drawing from the traditional and digital perspectives. It considers the business process; the supply chain; systems integration; and the management of information, quality, demand, capacity and resources. It covers aspects of electronic and mobile services, commerce and business; innovation and design in products and services; and developments in technology and systems.


Assessment: Portfolio (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Information Management and Operations | Course #: 5BDIN001W | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Dis-requisite: 5EBUS001W Digital Business
This module explores how to effectively manage the range of operations functions drawing from the traditional and digital perspectives. It considers the business process; the supply chain; systems integration; and the management of information, quality, demand, capacity and resources. It covers aspects of electronic and mobile services, commerce and business; innovation and design in products and services; and developments in technology and systems.


Assessment: Portfolio (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Information Management and Operations | Course #: 5BDIN002W | Section: 2 | Open
Increasingly projects are being instigated by businesses and organisations in order to stay competitive and maintain standards. Innovation, development and marketing of new products and services involve project management. The module is intended for second year students interested in applying the theoretical, practical and technical skills of project management in a variety of business contexts.


Assessment: Coursework (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Information Management and Operations | Course #: 5BDIN003W | Section: 2 | Open
The purpose of the module is to provide students with a clear understanding of all aspects involved in designing, developing and maintaining a web-enabled business. The module builds a comprehensive insight of key strategic considerations in web design and the necessity of aligning web presence with business objectives and organisational strategy.


Assessment: Coursework (25%) ; End of Module Assessment (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Information Management and Operations | Course #: 5EBUS001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Dis-requisite: 5BDIN001W Operations and Digital Business
The focus is on how businesses can apply digital technology to improve their competitiveness by changing business processes to add value to the business and its customers. Digital business looks at how electronic and mobile communications can enhance all aspects of value added activities that connect the company™s supply side with its demand side. The adoption of mobile technology and social media offers new platform for interaction with customers, which need to be evaluated and prioritised.


Assessment: Group Coursework (25%) ; Case Study Report (3000 words) (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Information Management and Operations | Course #: 6BDIN001W | Section: 1 | Open
Sustainable Business addresses environmental, social justice and economic sustainability of organisations, drawing on different disciplinary areas to develop understanding of sustainability in private, public and third sector organisations. The module advances understanding of the range of processes within and between organisations that facilitate sustainable practices and prepares students for professional life as meaningful agents for change, able to identify and implement improvements in sustainability practice in organisations.


Assessment: Coursework (25%); In-class Test (25%); Portfolio (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Information Management and Operations | Course #: 6BDIN001W | Section: 2 | Open
Sustainable Business addresses environmental, social justice and economic sustainability of organisations, drawing on different disciplinary areas to develop understanding of sustainability in private, public and third sector organisations. The module advances understanding of the range of processes within and between organisations that facilitate sustainable practices and prepares students for professional life as meaningful agents for change, able to identify and implement improvements in sustainability practice in organisations.


Assessment: Coursework (25%); In-class Test (25%); Portfolio (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Information Management and Operations | Course #: 6BDIN002W | Section: 1 | Open
This module introduces creativity and innovation studies, and explores conditions that enable these activities in businesses. Through various learning activities, students will develop an understanding of the different strategies for managing creativity and innovation, and study the impact of these strategies. Students will develop creative and innovative skills, which are necessary conditions in the complex world in which business operates.


Assessment: Individual Portfolio based on Group Work (50%); Individual Essay (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Information Management and Operations | Course #: 6BDIN003W | Section: 2 | Open
Digital Analytics is a developing area within many organisations, where there is a need to understand and analyse the online/offline behaviour of consumers and data generated from different business processes. This module will explore both Business Intelligence (BI) and web analytics (WA).


Assessment: Practical Coursework (50%) ; End of Module Assessment (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Information Management and Operations | Course #: 6BDIN004W | Section: 2 | Open
The purpose of the module is to investigate the role of social media platforms in an organisational context and explore how their adoption fits into operations and supports business objectives. The module will enable students to tailor social media to given business needs and develop strategies for successfully using social platforms in proactive and reactive environments.


Assessment: End of Module Assessment (100%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Information Management and Operations | Course #: BBIM602 | Section: 2 | Open
This module will explore the exciting differences between traditional business strategy and the strategies required to gain the most from new technologies, enterprise management and eBusiness/eCommerce solutions. The module will explore and integrate the traditional and enterprise strategies together, enabling students to evaluate and make better use of strategies within a modern organization. This module will explore models for eMarketing Strategy, eProcurement strategies, Customer relationship management, Information strategies and ecommerce strategies.


Assessment: Coursework (60%) and Examination (40%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics and Quantitative Methods | Course #: 4BUSS003W | Section: 2 | Open
Sport is a high profile global business, which excites and entertains, builds allegiances and generates intense rivalries. As such it provides the perfect medium to explore important business concepts of relevance for private, public and not-for-profit organisations. The module looks at concepts such as of value and price in sport, the market for (and marketing of) sports products and services, issues of CSR and ethics in sport and the role of government regulations.


Assessment: Group Presentation - Video and Script (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics and Quantitative Methods | Course #: 5BUSS001W | Section: 1 | Open
This module has a practical focus. Students will learn about the nature of business decision making, including the key role of information, risk and complexity, and the internal and the external economic and financial environment within which these decisions are made. Emphasis is placed on the students ability to identify, select and use appropriate data, in a range of formats, to analyse and solve a range of business problems. Learning activities include directed lecture, seminar and computer-lab sessions and scenario-based enquiry-led workshops, within which students will operate as decision teams.


Assessment: Group Coursework (25%) ; Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics and Quantitative Methods | Course #: 5BUSS001W | Section: 2 | Open
This module has a practical focus. Students will learn about the nature of business decision making, including the key role of information, risk and complexity, and the internal and the external economic and financial environment within which these decisions are made. Emphasis is placed on the students ability to identify, select and use appropriate data, in a range of formats, to analyse and solve a range of business problems. Learning activities include directed lecture, seminar and computer-lab sessions and scenario-based enquiry-led workshops, within which students will operate as decision teams.


Assessment: Group Coursework (25%) ; Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics and Quantitative Methods | Course #: 5ECON004W | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisite: 4ECON003W - Quantitative Economic Analysis or equivalent
The module will provide an overview of probability theory and the theory of statistical inference, and will develop a range of applications derived from this theoretical framework. A particular emphasis will be placed on the development of the single equation regression model, emphasising the applications of the model within a causal modelling context and the manner in which the model can be used for prediction/forecasting purposes.


Assessment: Project (2000 words) (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics and Quantitative Methods | Course #: 5ECON005W. | Section: 2 | Open
This module is designed to provide an introduction to the flow of funds in the economy, the banking sector and to financial markets and systems, all of which are essential to the functioning of modern economies. Although the module is about financial systems in general, there will be frequent reference to contemporary issues and problems, and to their historical antecedents. The approach will incorporate a blend of published economic and financial data, and as far as possible, international comparisons.


Assessment: In-module Test (50%) ; Group Presentation (25%) ; Group Report (25%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics and Quantitative Methods | Course #: 5ECON006W | Section: 2 | Open
Globalisation has created a constantly changing and interconnected international economic environment. This module draws on economic analysis to provide critical insights and analysis of the causes, consequences and solutions to a diverse range of topical global economic issues. These might include: managing international labour migration, tackling poverty and global inequality, mitigating against climate change, international trade disputes, global economic crises and the challenges of sustainable energy and development.


Assessment: Group Report (2000 words) (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics and Quantitative Methods | Course #: 5ECON007W | Section: 2 | Open
This module explores the impact of the digital economy. Digital products are intensive in terms of their information content, profoundly affecting their production and consumption. The growing availability of Big Data creates scope for new competitive insights for companies. At a macroeconomic level, too, the growth of the internet and digital technology offers major opportunities for governments seeking to harness the potential of the new economy.


Assessment: Online Test (25%) ; Group Presentation (25%) ; Report - 2000 words (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics and Quantitative Methods | Course #: 6ECON003W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisites: 5ECON004W - Analysing Economic and Business Data or equivalent
This module will cover a range of different methods, techniques and applications of econometric analysis. It has a strong applied emphasis. The E-views software is used for data analysis. The module provides students with the opportunity to improve their ability to make inferences from data. By the end of the module, students will be able to set up an econometric model, estimate it, and interpret the results.


Assessment: In-class Test (25%); Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics and Quantitative Methods | Course #: 6ECON004W | Section: 2 | Open
This module focuses on the economic and social challenges and opportunities facing low and middle income countries as they strive to achieve sustained economic growth and development. It explores a range of contemporary development issues including the role of human capital, international trade, development finance, governance and political systems in facilitating economic development. Students will gain a thorough insight into a range of contemporary development challenges and an understanding of the theoretical debates and policy options open to development managers and other policy makers.


Assessment: In-Class Test (25%) ; Coursework (25%) ; Report (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics and Quantitative Methods | Course #: 6ECON005W | Section: 2 | Open
A knowledge of international economics is key to an understanding of the rapidly changing global economy. This module provides the analytical framework through which to explore the economics of international trade, investment and finance. Students will gain understanding of international specialisation, the role of key global institutions, the implications of protection for economic welfare, and the effect of various macroeconomic policies on international markets.


Assessment: Report - 2000 words (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics and Quantitative Methods | Course #: 6ECON005W | Section: 1 | Open
A knowledge of international economics is key to an understanding of the rapidly changing global economy. This module provides the analytical framework through which to explore the economics of international trade, investment and finance. Students will gain understanding of international specialisation, the role of key global institutions, the implications of protection for economic welfare, and the effect of various macroeconomic policies on international markets.


Assessment: Report - 2000 words (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics and Quantitative Methods | Course #: 6ECON006W | Section: 2 | Open
The recent crisis in financial markets has exposed serious flaws in management forecasting methods, most notably the failure to anticipate and deal with the consequences of economic collapse. This quantitative module provides an insight into to the major methods of forecasting. In addition to considering the theoretical aspects of the methods, students will gain practical experience of applying some of the most commonly used procedures to real life data. This will be achieved by using on line data such as that offered by the Bloomberg Financial Markets Suite. Software will be used for data analysis.


Assessment: Report - 2000 words (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics and Quantitative Methods | Course #: 6ECON009W | Section: 1 | Open
The module explores the shifts and patterns within the global economy, analysing the impact on global businesses. Various theories of globalization will be analysed along with the role of transnational corporations, the institutions of the global economy and the problems of global governance in the context of global economic crisis and the role of corporate social responsibility. The environmental impact and ethical considerations of big business is also evaluated. Students will learn about the role and impact of external global forces on businesses and some of the strategies used to minimize risk within a changing external global environment.


Assessment: Podcast (25%); Coursework (25%); Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics & Quantitative Methods | Course #: 4BUSS001W. | Section: 1 | Open
The module offers students the opportunity to learn about business organisations, their purposes, structures and governance in a global context. At the same time students will study the cultural differences within and between business organisations and the ethical constraints facing these organisations. As part of the process of learning about 7 business organisations students will learn effective group and leadership skills and develop the skills necessary to structure a coherent report with conclusions linked to evidence.


Assessment: Coursework (4 x 25%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics & Quantitative Methods | Course #: 4BUSS001W. | Section: 2 | Open
The module offers students the opportunity to learn about business organisations, their purposes, structures and governance in a global context. At the same time students will study the cultural differences within and between business organisations and the ethical constraints facing these organisations. As part of the process of learning about 7 business organisations students will learn effective group and leadership skills and develop the skills necessary to structure a coherent report with conclusions linked to evidence.


Assessment: Coursework (4 x 25%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics & Quantitative Methods | Course #: 5ECON002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisite: 4ECON001W - Exploring Microeconomics or equivalent
This module applies microeconomic tools and techniques to business and management decision making. It starts by presenting the microeconomic behaviour of firms under different market structures (monopoly, monopolistic competition, duopoly and oligopoly) and demonstrates how economic forces affect organisations. It describes the economic and social consequences of managerial behaviour, relating this to the ownership and governance of organisations. It introduces instruments to analyse strategic behaviour in markets, including pricing practices, and analyses the consequences of market failure, specifically in terms of public intervention.


Assessment: Group Project (25%) ; Exam (75).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics & Quantitative Methods | Course #: 5ECON003W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisite: 4ECON002W - The Macroeconomic Framework or equivalent
This module aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of how macroeconomic policy can be used to critically evaluate recent developments in the international macroeconomic environment. This module seeks to build on and extend the theoretical foundations introduced in first year macroeconomics and use them to explore a range of real-world macroeconomic experiences.


Assessment: Policy paper (2000 words) (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 4HURM005W. | Section: 1 | Open
The course is designed as an introduction to the subject of Organisational Behaviour, which helps people in organisations to have a better understanding of factors that influence behaviour. It aims to improve self-understanding and also understanding of the behaviour of other people. The module draws on insights and research from Organisational Behaviour (specifically from the Psychological and Sociological parts of Organisational Behaviour) and more widely from the social sciences to explore a number of topics, enabling us to be more reliable and rigorous than using only œcommon sense understandings of behaviour. The module highlights some areas of difference and diversity that we are likely to encounter in many contemporary organisations.


Assessment: Reflective Writing (25%) ; Essay (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 4HURM005W. | Section: 2 | Open
The course is designed as an introduction to the subject of Organisational Behaviour, which helps people in organisations to have a better understanding of factors that influence behaviour. It aims to improve self-understanding and also understanding of the behaviour of other people. The module draws on insights and research from Organisational Behaviour (specifically from the Psychological and Sociological parts of Organisational Behaviour) and more widely from the social sciences to explore a number of topics, enabling us to be more reliable and rigorous than using only œcommon sense understandings of behaviour. The module highlights some areas of difference and diversity that we are likely to encounter in many contemporary organisations.


Assessment: Reflective Writing (25%) ; Essay (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 4HURM007W | Section: 2 | Open
This module is intended to prepare students for supervisory and managerial roles and, as such, deals with the core skills involved in management. These include delegation, managerial & leadership styles, motivation; chairing meetings, workplace counselling, staff development, identifying and managing conflict and negotiating skills. The module aims to help students identify how people become managers, what the role of the manager is and how to maximise their effectiveness in that role. Real-life examples are offered throughout, with the variations in styles of management and leadership required by different organisations and different cultures taken into consideration.


Assessment: Report - 2000 words (50%) ; In-class Test (Case Study) (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 4HURM007W | Section: 1 | Open
This module is intended to prepare students for supervisory and managerial roles and, as such, deals with the core skills involved in management. These include delegation, managerial & leadership styles, motivation; chairing meetings, workplace counselling, staff development, identifying and managing conflict and negotiating skills. The module aims to help students identify how people become managers, what the role of the manager is and how to maximise their effectiveness in that role. Real-life examples are offered throughout, with the variations in styles of management and leadership required by different organisations and different cultures taken into consideration.


Assessment: Report - 2000 words (50%) ; In-class Test (Case Study) (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 5BUSS005X | Section: 1 | Open
Students undertake unpaid part-time work of their choice (internship), which can be at any level equivalent to two- three days per week over the course of the 12-week long module. This can be done in the day time and/or evenings and weekends. Employers are expected to support students in completing their weekly timesheets and in the development of skills and competencies required by the role, and by providing a written reference outlining their work contribution. Alongside the internship, study will comply with UKBA regulations with the undertaking of a full time course of study comprised of 60 UK credits per semester. The Professional and Personal Skills Development module along with the internship provide 20 UK credits and three hours of supervised teaching per week. Students will keep a weekly reflective log of events. The Professional Experience in a Business Context module provides a structured learning environment drawing from the internship employment. It covers Employment Studies (eg comparative analysis of UK and USA graduate employment), Organisation Studies (eg organisation structure, training, and appraisal) and skills development (eg presentation, interview and key skills). It requires interns to reflect on their experiences, development and learning.
The teaching materials will be delivered in the tutorials and will be stored in a portfolio in which students record their thoughts, feelings and reflections and develop items for assessment. At the same time students further prepare for graduate employment through the development of an understanding of their own aspirations and career plan needs in a Personal Development Plan (PDP). They also develop four key skills relevant to the module and reflect on their development in these using the Skills Tracker software tool stored on the university server. The students prepare a CV and give a presentation of what they have learnt comparing their experiences of working in the UK with working practices in their home countries and what they now can offer an employer.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 5BUSS005X | Section: 2 | Open
Students undertake unpaid part-time work of their choice (internship), which can be at any level equivalent to two- three days per week over the course of the 12-week long module. This can be done in the day time and/or evenings and weekends. Employers are expected to support students in completing their weekly timesheets and in the development of skills and competencies required by the role, and by providing a written reference outlining their work contribution. Alongside the internship, study will comply with UKBA regulations with the undertaking of a full time course of study comprised of 60 UK credits per semester. The Professional and Personal Skills Development module along with the internship provide 20 UK credits and three hours of supervised teaching per week. Students will keep a weekly reflective log of events. The Professional Experience in a Business Context module provides a structured learning environment drawing from the internship employment. It covers Employment Studies (eg comparative analysis of UK and USA graduate employment), Organisation Studies (eg organisation structure, training, and appraisal) and skills development (eg presentation, interview and key skills). It requires interns to reflect on their experiences, development and learning.
The teaching materials will be delivered in the tutorials and will be stored in a portfolio in which students record their thoughts, feelings and reflections and develop items for assessment. At the same time students further prepare for graduate employment through the development of an understanding of their own aspirations and career plan needs in a Personal Development Plan (PDP). They also develop four key skills relevant to the module and reflect on their development in these using the Skills Tracker software tool stored on the university server. The students prepare a CV and give a presentation of what they have learnt comparing their experiences of working in the UK with working practices in their home countries and what they now can offer an employer.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 5HURM005W | Section: 2 | Open
This module explores different psychological theories and their application in organisational settings. The module provides the student with an appreciation of the psychological study of work organisations and work behaviour in a contemporary HR business context. The sessions will critically explore the application of contemporary work and organisational psychology to HR business issues and function.


Assessment: Essay (25%) ; Case Study Report - 3000 words (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 5HURM006W | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Disrequesite: 5HURM008W Management and Leading People
The module is proposed to be structured into two parts. Part 1 involves reviewing theories and approaches related to what is the nature of leadership and management, and what are the factors that influence the effectiveness of the leadership and management process. Part 2 involves helping students to develop the core skills and understanding needed to deal with management responsibilities and develop as leaders. This includes how to co-ordinate the activities of people and guiding their efforts towards the goals and objectives of the organisation.


Assessment: Group Presentation (25%) ; Essay - 3000 words (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 5HURM007W | Section: 2 | Open
This module seeks to develop students understanding of the nature of work in contemporary society and, in particular, how it is experienced from the perspective of the worker or employee. This includes consideration of the divergent interests and power differentials between the employer and the employed and the meaning and value that work has both to individuals, and to society as a whole.


Assessment: Essay - 3000 words (75%) ; In-class Test (25%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 5HURM008W | Section: 1 | Open
The module is structured in two parts. Part 1 involves reviewing theories and approaches related to leadership and management and factors that influence the effectiveness of the leadership and management process. Part 2 involves helping students to develop core skills and understanding needed to deal with management responsibilities and develop as leaders.


Assessment: Group Coursework (25%) ; Essay (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 5HURM008W | Section: 2 | Open
The module is structured in two parts. Part 1 involves reviewing theories and approaches related to leadership and management and factors that influence the effectiveness of the leadership and management process. Part 2 involves helping students to develop core skills and understanding needed to deal with management responsibilities and develop as leaders.


Assessment: Group Coursework (25%) ; Essay (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 5HURM009W | Section: 2 | Open
Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities what might these be?This module considers the role of ethics in business in a market economy and marketised society, the implications for types of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Considers the ethical dilemmas thrown up by business operations and implications for suppliers, employees, consumers, wider society and the environment. Looks at corporate governance and role of governments, international & regional institutions. Looks at labour standards, consumer protection, corporate market behaviour, environmental problems.


Assessment: In-class Test (25%) ; Essay (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 5WSEL001W | Section: 2 | Open
This module focuses on the research and the development of interdisciplinary project work, for students from both art and science disciplines. Students undertaking this module learn by engaging others with their own expertise and collaborating with others outside of their discipline, in a process of research and experimentation. The results of these explorations will be shared with the group through visual, textual and/or oral presentation. Collaborative project work develops from a central theme, which changes each year – contact the module leader for details.
This module is great if you are interested in:
- Understanding the complex relationship between science and art in our changing world.
- Developing collaborative research projects.
- Engaging in dialogue and discussion about how science makes an impact on art and how art can make a difference to science.


Assessment: Research and Production Journal (70%); Critical Evaluation (30%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 5WSEL004W | Section: 2 | Open
The future is both exciting and scary. The graduate of today is likely to be working for fifty years. Within this time period the industry in which you begin your career - and the wider world around you - will change beyond all recognition. This module will help you to develop the knowledge and skills you will need to build sustainable careers in a shifting, fast changing world. It will explore possible futures across a range of perspectives from architecture to politics, fashion to economics. Students will understand the basis for these predictions and will be given skills to enable them to consider how their place in the world will be impacted and what they should consider in order to help maintain a successful and fulfilling working life.


Assessment: Group presentation and portfolio (40%); Individual scenarios and reflective report (60%). *All transcripts are issued in UK credits.

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 5WSEL017W | Section: 2 | Open
This module focuses on developing personal awareness and resilience for academic purposes and for professional life. From research it is known that Individual resilience is strongly associated with physical and psychological markers of stability, which helps to deal with adversity and stress during challenging life situations. Through the knowledge, strength and experience gained, from theory to practice, students will grow in understanding and capacity, not only of their own resilience and wellbeing, but also of others in the community. This in turn helps to develop working in diverse communities and to help create future ethical leaders.


Assessment: Coursework 1 (40%); Coursework 2 (60%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 6BUSS002W | Section: 2 | Open
This module is about critically exploring some of the most important similarities and differences in the context of management and organisation across different countries and regions of the world. It seeks to provide a broad conceptual framework to analyse such variety in view of the institutional -as opposed to cultural- context in which management and organisation take place. This comparative framework draws on the distinction between Liberal and Coordinated market economies - or Anglo-Saxon and Rhine models respectively including the US, UK and Canada on the one hand, and Germany, The Netherlands, Scandinavian countries and Japan on the other. The module aims to systematically analyse - and critically evaluate - main similarities and differences across selected countries and regions in terms of the nature of firms, national models of corporate governance; national systems of employment relations; national innovation systems; societal systems of production; and socio economic outcomes.


Assessment: Essay (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 6HURM001W | Section: 1 | Open
This module focuses on effective HRM practice achieved through the use of systematic investigative techniques. The module develops understanding of both the evolving role of the HR function in organisations and the activities of HR professionals. Furthermore, it develops the skills of research and enquiry to enable consideration of different ways of delivering HR objectives, increasing organisational competitiveness and demonstrating the value added by the HR function.


Assessment: Project Proposal - 1000 words (25%); Research Project - 3000 words (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 6HURM004W | Section: 2 | Open
This module will explore the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of psychological, psychometric and organisation-based assessments, and consider their practical use in employee assessment & selection, and organisation-wide interventions. Students will undergo assessments as a candidate; they will examine the role and responsibilities of HRM in overseeing the use of assessments; and learn how assessments should be administered and used following legal and ethical good practice guidelines.


Assessment: Reflective Essay - 1000 words (25%) ; Report - 3000 words (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 6HURM005W | Section: 2 | Open
This module draws on students’ lived experience of culture and the research on cultural differences. It provides a useful base for those finding themselves working in multicultural settings, and also for those managing in those settings, including in a HRM role. It stimulates reflection and discussions, leading to greater self-understanding of our own preferences and how some of these are in part culturally derived, alongside a greater understanding of other views.


Assessment: Essay - 1000 words (25%) ; Reflective Diary - 3000 words (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: 6HURM006W | Section: 2 | Open
This module focuses upon the theory and applied practice of coaching and mentoring. It covers the principles, theories, models and emerging trends from the discipline of psychology that contribute to the mainstream coaching of individuals and teams in a HR context. The content of the module focuses upon the core psychological approaches and their application when coaching individuals and teams within organizations.


Assessment: Case Study Report - 2000 words (50%) ; Portfolio - 2000 words (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
HR Mgmt, Leadership & Profess. Development | Course #: BLDE606 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisite: BBUS401 Perspectives on Behaviour in Organisations or BBUS404 Behavioural Aspects of International Business or equivalent
The course aims to provide a useful base for working and managing in multicultural settings. It focuses on national cultural differences, particularly in relation to different ideas of management and organisations. It aims to draw on students™ lived experience of culture to make sense of the organisational literature on cultural differences.


Assessment: Coursework (40%) and Diary (60%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Information Management & Operations | Course #: 4HURM001W | Section: 1 | Open
This module will introduce the nature and importance of information; its acquisition; presentation and preservation. The module will consider common business computing and software used in the HR environment and its practical application in terms of finding and selecting data and information. It will consider information flows within organisations and how HR fits into the structure of businesses and management and the functions and systems needed to support these.


Assessment: Portfolio (50%) ; Group Presentation (25%) ; In-Class Test (25%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Information Management & Operations | Course #: 6ECON001W | Section: 1 | Open
This module provides students with the opportunity to apply the core principles and theories of microeconomics to different public policy issues. The module has a focus on applying and communicating economic analysis in both technical and non-technical terms, in writing and in face-to-face (viva voce) discussions. The intention is to show how economic techniques of investigation can support the development of effective policy in government and the relevance of this for business and management more broadly.


Assessment: In-class Test (25%) ; Viva Voce Examination (25%) ; Individual Essay (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Information Management & Operations | Course #: 6ECON007W | Section: 1 | Open
The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of the present state of microeconomic and macroeconomic policy and its application to the UK and the global economy. In order to understand the policy framework, the theoretical background and institutional context are covered with reference to contemporary problems faced by the UK and global economy. The microeconomic coverage focuses on the issue of market failure, and the problems created by government intervention in the economy.


Assessment: Progress Journal – formative assessment (0%); In-Class Test (25%); Report (75%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Information Management & Operations | Course #: 6PJMN001W. | Section: 1 | Open
Principles of the refurbishment and maintenance of existing buildings, with a focus on adaptation, upgrading and maintenance of existing buildings by means of sustainable methods.


Assessment - Initial Report (1000 words) (25%); Final Report (3000 words) (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Information Management & Operations | Course #: 6PRMN001W | Section: 1 | Open
Principles of the refurbishment and maintenance of existing buildings, with a focus on adaptation, upgrading and maintenance of existing buildings by means of sustainable methods.


Assessment: Initial Report (1000 words) (25%); Final Report (3000 words) (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Leadership and Development | Course #: 5WSEL002W | Section: 1 | Open
Campus - Marylebone

Coaching and mentoring developmental relationships can be found in all professions and constitute a valuable set of skills including reflexivity. Reflexivity can be utilized to empower, excite, enthuse and engage both others and self in the workplace. The module will introduce students from many disciplines to the reflective, transformative and empowering communication tools of coaching and mentoring in order to help develop personal and professional abilities and potential. This module will support students as they progress through the key transition phases that are part of their University experience. The elective module will support Level 5 students and provide valuable transferable skills that can be taken to Level 6 to help foster a global career advancement focus and future leadership capability. The module offers students the opportunity to undertake deep contemplation regarding their future professional working lives. Students who complete this module will be able to demonstrate advanced subject-specific knowledge and skills. It is important to note that students will not be fully qualified coaches and mentors as a result of completing the module. All seminar leaders/lecturers involved in the teaching of this module have completed University based training on coaching and mentoring.


Assessment: Group presentation and individual reflection (40%) ; Reflective portfolio (60%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Leadership and Development | Course #: 5WSEL002W | Section: 2 | Open
Campus - Marylebone

Coaching and mentoring developmental relationships can be found in all professions and constitute a valuable set of skills including reflexivity. Reflexivity can be utilized to empower, excite, enthuse and engage both others and self in the workplace. The module will introduce students from many disciplines to the reflective, transformative and empowering communication tools of coaching and mentoring in order to help develop personal and professional abilities and potential. This module will support students as they progress through the key transition phases that are part of their University experience. The elective module will support Level 5 students and provide valuable transferable skills that can be taken to Level 6 to help foster a global career advancement focus and future leadership capability. The module offers students the opportunity to undertake deep contemplation regarding their future professional working lives. Students who complete this module will be able to demonstrate advanced subject-specific knowledge and skills. It is important to note that students will not be fully qualified coaches and mentors as a result of completing the module. All seminar leaders/lecturers involved in the teaching of this module have completed University based training on coaching and mentoring.


Assessment: Group presentation and individual reflection (40%) ; Reflective portfolio (60%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Leadership and Development | Course #: 5WSEL005W | Section: 2 | Open
This module will provide students with a sound knowledge and practical skills required for effective interpersonal communication in a variety of professional contexts. Students will be introduced to verbal and non -verbal communication models and skill sets, and will practice and develop a variety of transferable, interactive and dynamic communication styles- such as rapport building, written communication skills, individual and group, presentations and interviews. Throughout the module students will reflect on employability, career-related skills, and self-awareness.


Assessment: Reflective case study (50%); Work related group presentation (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Leadership and Development | Course #: 5WSEL006W | Section: 2 | Open
Cavendish Campus

The module aims to provide a fun and stimulating opportunity for students to address a fundamental aspect of themselves; their reasoning ability. Investigating an essential element of effective communication how to make sound arguments the module will enable you to develop your arguing skills in your own academic subject, understand how this relates to reasoning in general, and introduce you to the study of logic. The approach is very practical, arguing against each other and experimenting with different representations. This entails developing skills of analysis, experience in focusing on very precise distinctions in meaning, and communicating succinctly, soundly and honestly. By the end of the module you will be able to demonstrate your knowledge of basic concepts and notation in logic, evaluate a range of simple arguments, exercise judgement in selecting examples of reasoning from varied media, and argue against others in a group setting to an agreed level of performance.
This module is great if you are interested in:
- Learning how to use arguments effectively, informed principles of logic and reasoning.
- Showcasing to future employers that you can think deeply about a range of problems and use argument to deliver impact.
- Communicating your ideas succinctly, honestly and effectively.


Assessment: Individual Case Study (60%); End-of-year Exam (40%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Leadership and Development | Course #: 5WSEL007W | Section: 2 | Open
Cavendish/Regent/Harrow Campus

The module gives students the opportunity to identify and collaboratively address political, legal, social, cultural, health, economic or other issues or problems of their choice through the creation, development, production and dissemination of serious games. Drawing on students’ existing critical and creative skills, the module introduces students to the use of serious games in social and traditional entrepreneurship. Students will collaboratively create, develop, design and promote games to help address the identified issues and problems. In doing so, students will develop transferable knowledge of serious games design, development and application, as well as entrepreneurial and project management skills. The module achieves this by employing innovative forms of delivery that mimics the production process from inception of an idea to production and delivery to provide the students with an immersive authentic learning experience.
This module is great if you are interested in:
- Creatively exploring a social cause or business concept by creating an electronic game.
- Demonstrating to future employers that you can think laterally about a range of strategic issues and are able to apply different ways of thinking in solving problems.
- Are interested in using games to generate deep insight into social, political and business environments.


Assessment: Learning Portfolio (25%); Game Design and Production (50%); Critical Evaluation of Game Production Process (25%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing and Business Strategy | Course #: 4MARK006W. | Section: 2 | Open
Creating and managing successful brands is a source of competitive advantage to modern organizations. This module provides students with the fundamental understanding of brands, brand positioning and brand portfolio management. It engages students by practical demonstration of the effective use of marketing and branding tools. At the heart of an effective brand strategy, is its seamless integration with the marketing mix. A successful brand plan does not only address how the brand will be communicated but also how it will be protected.


Assessment: Group Report (25%) ; Group Presentation (25%) ; Exam - Closed Book (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing and Business Strategy | Course #: 5MARK006W | Section: 2 | Open
This module covers marketing channels, some major principles of retailing and issues of ethics and sustainability. The module studies the interaction of intermediaries through the channel with emphasis on their interaction and the interdependencies brought about through increasing reliance on technological interaction. Some of the issues driving retailing both in store and on-line are looked at from the retail management perspective examining the principles driving competitiveness in retail organisations in different retail sectors. The module also considers wider social, political, economic and environmental responsibilities of distributors and retailers (if any).


Assessment: Group Presentation (25%) ; Essay (25%) ; Report (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing and Business Strategy | Course #: 6ENTP005W | Section: 2 | Open
To empower learners with the competencies (knowledge, values and skills) necessary to optimally utilise Entrepreneurship as a way to economic wealth and growth. Learners will be empowered with the necessary competencies such as knowledge, values and skills to be entrepreneurial at different of management in a corporate environment. Successful learners will be able to act as change agents, ensuring that business entities not only have the competitive edge through new products, service and processes, but are also more effective and efficient. Entrepreneurial companies will contribute to employee satisfaction and retention. Learners credited with this module will have the ability to develop their entrepreneurial skills, so that they have the potential to become efficient and effective employees and managers in a business environment.


Assessment: Presentation (25%) ; Report (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing and Business Strategy | Course #: 6MARK001W | Section: 1 | Open
This module builds on the fundamentals of marketing knowledge developed at levels four and five to deepen students’ knowledge of marketing, enabling its application to the management and development of the marketing mix. The module focuses on the analyses necessary for making decisions in consumer markets, and the choices marketing managers face when managing each element of the mix.


Assessment: In-class Test (25%); Coursework (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing and Business Strategy | Course #: 6MARK003W | Section: 2 | Open
This module explores key theories to ensure success in the international market place. With an awareness of triggers of internationalisation and cultural and social issues, businesses can select the appropriate market strategies in order to achieve sustained growth, and formulate marketing plans accordingly.


Assessment: Report (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing and Business Strategy | Course #: 6MARK010W | Section: 1 | Open
This module provides the theoretical and practical foundations of marketing communications by considering their role and function within business organisations in terms of competitive, customer and internal influencers on communications campaign design. Students consider marketing communications from both the consumer and organisational perspectives gaining insight into the analysis of marketing communications dynamics as a prelude to planning and execution. The module examines the importance and benefits of integrated marketing communications and how organisations interact with media agencies. It highlights the importance of understanding communications from a contextual basis.


Assessment: Presentation (25%); Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing and Business Strategy | Course #: 6MARK015W | Section: 2 | Open
An excellent module for anyone considering a career in Digital Marketing, or the wider marketing communications industry. It creates an opportunity for students to participate in appraising the on line presence of brands and to identify the underlying campaign strategies. You will carry out your own research, learn to reflect and give feedback to your peers and write succinctly - a critical skill required in industry.


Assessment: Online Portfolio (25%) ; Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing and Business Strategy | Course #: 6MARK015W | Section: 1 | Open
An excellent module for anyone considering a career in Digital Marketing, or the wider marketing communications industry. It creates an opportunity for students to participate in appraising the on line presence of brands and to identify the underlying campaign strategies. You will carry out your own research, learn to reflect and give feedback to your peers and write succinctly - a critical skill required in industry.


Assessment: Online Portfolio (25%) ; Exam (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing & Business Strategy | Course #: 4ENTP002W | Section: 1 | Open
This module will engage students in the more practical elements of innovation and enterprise activity, not just in terms of creating new businesses, but also in terms of entrepreneurship within the corporate environment. This module will prepare students for enterprise activity across a variety of contexts.


Assessment: Market Opportunity Report - 1000 words (25%) ; Business Feasibility Report - 2000 words (50%) ; Business Pitch (25%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing & Business Strategy | Course #: 4ENTP002W | Section: 2 | Open
This module will engage students in the more practical elements of innovation and enterprise activity, not just in terms of creating new businesses, but also in terms of entrepreneurship within the corporate environment. This module will prepare students for enterprise activity across a variety of contexts.


Assessment: Market Opportunity Report - 1000 words (25%) ; Business Feasibility Report - 2000 words (50%) ; Business Pitch (25%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing & Business Strategy | Course #: 4MARK001W. | Section: 1 | Open
This module provides students with an introduction to marketing and its role in business and society. It gives students an overview of the principles underpinning marketing activities, and is both an introduction to the subject area. The module aims to introduce the key concepts of marketing, an understanding of consumer behaviour, and an evaluation and application of marketing tools in the context of contemporary major social and environmental issues.


Assessment: Group Presentation (25%) ; Report (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing & Business Strategy | Course #: 4MARK001W. | Section: 2 | Open
This module provides students with an introduction to marketing and its role in business and society. It gives students an overview of the principles underpinning marketing activities, and is both an introduction to the subject area. The module aims to introduce the key concepts of marketing, an understanding of consumer behaviour, and an evaluation and application of marketing tools in the context of contemporary major social and environmental issues.


Assessment: Group Presentation (25%) ; Report (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing & Business Strategy | Course #: 4MARK005W. | Section: 1 | Open
This module is rich in theory from consumer studies, psychology and sociology explaining why consumers behave the way they do and how marketers can use this information. Both customer and organisational decision-making processes are explored.


Assessment: Group Presentation (50%) ; Exam - Closed Book (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing & Business Strategy | Course #: 4MARK005W. | Section: 2 | Open
This module is rich in theory from consumer studies, psychology and sociology explaining why consumers behave the way they do and how marketers can use this information. Both customer and organisational decision-making processes are explored.


Assessment: Group Presentation (50%) ; Exam - Closed Book (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing & Business Strategy | Course #: 5ENTP005W | Section: 2 | Open
This module is an action based entrepreneurial practice in generating revenue for a chosen organization. The student is expected to fulfil the modules learning outcomes through the entrepreneurial project and written assessment. The student is expected to organise a revenue generation project with a team of five students which has to be approved by the module leader. This module provides a way for students to pursue enterprise and entrepreneurial skills through the process of entrepreneurial learning.


Assessment: Individual Log (25%) ; Project Action Report (25%) ; Individual Report (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing & Business Strategy | Course #: 5MARK010W | Section: 2 | Open
The module is designed to build on contemporary marketing theory and to apply it in a sports context. The module examines strategic sports marketing planning within an appropriate framework. Students will look at the application of marketing concepts in sport, and in particular market segmentation and the roles of branding and sponsorship. They will be given the opportunity to reflect on the current and future impact of globalisation and commercialisation on the wider sports industry. The module will encourage students to apply concepts and criteria derived from good practice in other sectors to specific sporting applications and to develop their analytical and critical skills.


Assessment: Coursework (25%) ; Presentation (25%) ; Exam - Closed Book (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing & Business Strategy | Course #: 5MARK012W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: 4MARK003W Principles of Marketing 1 OR 4MARK004W Principles of Marketing 2 or equivalent
Marketing research is the use of information to minimise risk in marketing decision making. This module takes students through the steps involved in determining the purpose, the population of interest, the procedures to use and how to present the results of a marketing research project, instructing them in the use of secondary and primary data sets qualitative and quantitative tools to apply them in different contexts. Students practice active learning, problem solving, and autonomy. The module provides marketing knowledge and transferable skills required for professional marketers.


Assessment: Individual Coursework (25%) ; Exam - Closed Book (70%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing & Business Strategy | Course #: 5MARK012W | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: 4MARK003W Principles of Marketing 1 OR 4MARK004W Principles of Marketing 2 or equivalent
Marketing research is the use of information to minimise risk in marketing decision making. This module takes students through the steps involved in determining the purpose, the population of interest, the procedures to use and how to present the results of a marketing research project, instructing them in the use of secondary and primary data sets qualitative and quantitative tools to apply them in different contexts. Students practice active learning, problem solving, and autonomy. The module provides marketing knowledge and transferable skills required for professional marketers.


Assessment: Individual Coursework (25%) ; Exam - Closed Book (70%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing & Business Strategy | Course #: 6MNST001W | Section: 2 | Open
Global Strategic Management integrates all the key concepts covered in previous years of study, drawing on and extending material from a variety of business disciplines. The ultimate aim is to equip students with a range of strategic and organisational skills, building on them to develop the ability of student to manage a business organisation successfully, with a clear view of the broader competitive environment of today’s turbulent economy.


Assessment: Group Presentation (25%) ; Individual Critical Review (25%) ; Individual Report (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Summer School | Course #: 4MARK006W | Section: 2 | Open
Creating and managing successful brands is a source of competitive advantage to modern organizations. This module provides students with the fundamental understanding of brands, brand positioning and brand portfolio management. It engages students by practical demonstration of the effective use of marketing and branding tools. At the heart of an effective brand strategy, is its seamless integration with the marketing mix. A successful brand plan does not only address how the brand will be communicated but also how it will be protected.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Summer School | Course #: 6BDIN005W. | Section: 2 | Open
The module is aimed at students interested in developing their project and programme management skills and knowledge. This module will provide an overview of the fundamentals of project management and will then explore challenges of strategic and international project/programme management.


Assessment: Report (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Summer School | Course #: 6BDIN005W. | Section: 1 | Open
The module is aimed at students interested in developing their project and programme management skills and knowledge. This module will provide an overview of the fundamentals of project management and will then explore challenges of strategic and international project/programme management.


Assessment: Report (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60

Electronics & Computer Science

4.0 Credits
Business Information Systems | Course #: 6MEST004W | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical – Portfolio required.
This module is to support you in launching yourself in the media industries, or other intended careers. You present and promote yourself and your practical work to potential employers, with this facilitated through an extensive programme of visiting professionals. Tasks include the production of a career plan and promotional visuals, which you show to relevant professionals for advice and feedback.


Assessment: Career Plan and Industry Feedback (50%); Promotional Materials and CV(s) (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Electronic, Networking & Communication Engineering | Course #: 5WSEL016W | Section: 2 | Open
This module will give students an appreciation of the issues involved in designing interactive products to support people. It is about problem solving and exploring possibilities of the ways people interact with technology. Students undertaking this module will learn by engaging with others in actively learn, discuss, challenge and apply ideas, investigate problems and propose/explore solutions through collaborative activities. Utilising a design thinking approach, this module is accessible to students of all backgrounds who are interested in exploring and transforming the intersection of human centred design and their own discipline.


Assessment: Research and production portfolio (60%); Critical evaluation (40%).

Contact Hours: 60

English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies

4.0 Credits
Creative Writing | Course #: 6CREW002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Non-native English speakers must have IELTS 7.0 or equivalent for this module.
The module introduces students to the skills specific to writing for television and film. It examines contemporary trends in broadcasting and film-making and provides the opportunity for students to develop their own scripts.


Assessment: Pitch/Treatment Coursework (30%); Sample Scene Coursework (70%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Creative Writing | Course #: 6CREW003W | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Non-native English speakers must have IELTS 7.0 or equivalent for this module.
This module will explore the creative possibilities, structures, and conventions relevant to a specific genre (e.g. crime; romance; children’s fiction, graphic novels). Content will vary each year according to the genre selected by the department, and will be based on the specialisms of permanent staff and visiting practitioners. A detailed syllabus and reading list will be made available at the time of module choices.


Assessment: Short Essay (30%) ; Coursework (70%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Creative Writing | Course #: 6ELIT007W | Section: 2 | Open
The content of this module changes each year, allowing a detailed exploration of a particular current area or issue in literary studies, led by staff research expertise.


Assessment: Essay (100%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
English Language | Course #: 6ENGL003W | Section: 2 | Open
This module aims to introduce you to language and gender during spoken interaction; gender differences in pronunciation and grammar; mixed-sex conversations; same-sex talk; women and men in talking in work settings and theoretical debates.


Assessment: Practical Task with Reflection (30%) and Project (70%)

Contact Hours: 60
8.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: 6ELIT002W | Section: Year | Open
The category of modernism is central to the discipline of English studies, and this module is designed to build on and deepen student understanding developed at levels 4 and 5. The module studies selected literary writing, visual art and film from the early twentieth century and examines them in terms of the central place of form. Modernist remaking of form fundamentally rethinks the relation between all forms of representation and the world, and modernism will be examined in terms of its being both a reaction to and a constituent part of modernity. Students will be introduced to the political and social contexts that help to define this period of rapid and drastic change and then consider the aesthetic and ideological strategies adopted by modernist practice.


Assessment: Project (30%); Critical Summary (30%); Exam (40%).

Contact Hours: 120
8.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: 6ELIT003W | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Assessment: Coursework (30%) ; Essay (70%).
Through analysis of selected key texts in its history, this module traces the development of tragedy as a genre, from its origins in the Ancient Greek polis through to its revival in Renaissance England to its much- disputed crisis in modernity.


Assessment: Project (30%); Critical Summary (30%); Exam (40%).

Contact Hours: 120
4.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: 6ELIT004W | Section: 2 | Open
The module considers the novel in English after 1950 through an investigation of ideas of temporality. Both the legacy of modernism and the events of the Second World War put under strain ideas about the relationship between past, present and future and the module will focus on both the conceptual debates provoked by this through the period and on the effects of these debates on the shape and form of the novel. In exploring these issues, the module will focus on those novels that have most clearly experimented with formal conventions in their responses to them.


Assessment: Critical journal (40%); Essay (60%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: 6ELIT005W | Section: 1 | Open
Through key readings from poststructuralist, post colonialist and postmodernist writings, this module addresses contemporary cultural issues, such as subjectivity, ecology, and digitisation. Engagement with literary texts, films, and other cultural artefacts will provide the opportunity for critical reading utilising the theoretical material.


Assessment: Presentation (30%); Essay (70%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
English Literature | Course #: 6ELIT006W | Section: 1 | Open
This module examines the themes such as sexual and political morality, satire, city life and metropolitan culture, theatre and spectacle, and the development of literary criticism. Readings are drawn from drama, poetry and non-fiction prose of the period after the Restoration until the end of the eighteenth century.


Assessment: Essay (100%).

Contact Hours: 60

Law Studies

4.0 Credits
Law | Course #: 5LLAW009W | Section: 2 | Open
The module will consider the law, practice and policy relating to housing law and in particular: the respective rights and obligations of tenants and landlords and the resolution of common conflict between those two groups. The rights of the homeless to access to accommodation and the enforcement and realisation of those rights. The module will develop students’ skills in legal writing and research.


Assessment: Research Task (100%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Law | Course #: 6LLAW023W | Section: 1 | Open
This module looks at the process by which the criminal law is enforced. It encompasses an examination of the rules of evidence and the practical application of these rules. The emphasis is on issues of theory and principle rather than on technical details. Students will consider in detail both statutory provisions and the wealth of case law, including decisions from the European Court of Human Rights. In addition to critically appraising current developments, students will consider proposals for reform.


Assessment: Plan (40%); Exam (60%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Law | Course #: 6LLAW024W | Section: 1 | Open
This module provides students with an opportunity to undertake an interdisciplinary study of the interaction between religion, law and society. It looks at the controversial place of religion in the 21st century and considers the evolving interaction between religion and the state and the extent to which the state and the law can/should interfere with religious affairs. The first part of the module lays the foundations by providing students with some historical, legal and theoretical background to the field of law and religion, and the second part focuses on key legal issues within religion law such as manifestation of belief in the public sphere, religious symbols at school, religious architecture and community building, hate speech etc. The third part introduces religious law and its interaction with State law while the last part looks beyond a purely legal approach to law and religion and looks at how and why other disciplines such as sociology and psychology can inform our understanding of religion. The module takes an interdisciplinary, international and comparative approach to the issue of religion, law and society. Weekly discussion groups will allow students to participate in debates about current issues and recent court decisions on the topic.


Assessment: Plan (40%); Exam (60%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Law | Course #: 6LLAW030W | Section: 1 | Open
This module is designed to familiarise students with the rights and obligations of the exporter and importer in an international sales transaction. It will enable students to recognise the complexities of international trade and identify the essential elements of such transactions. It will stress competing perspectives and explore the principles and concepts that underpin the theoretical framework of international trade. It will assist students to appreciate and analyse the many contracts (i.e. contract of sale, contract of insurance, contract of carriage and documentary credit) involved in international commerce and the contextual dimension of the subject. Students will apply a wide range of developed research skills and demonstrate writing skills with minimal supervision.


Assessment: Research project (100%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Law | Course #: 6LLAW032W | Section: 1 | Open
This module provides students with an opportunity to undertake an interdisciplinary study of the interaction between religion, law and society. It looks at the controversial place of religion in the 21st century and considers the evolving interaction between religion and the state and the extent to which the state and the law can/should interfere with religious affairs. The first part of the module lays the foundations by providing students with some historical, legal and theoretical background to the field of law and religion, and the second part focuses on key legal issues within religion law such as manifestation of belief in the public sphere, religious symbols at school, religious architecture and community building, hate speech etc. The third part introduces religious law and its interaction with State law while the last part looks beyond a purely legal approach to law and religion and looks at how and why other disciplines such as sociology and psychology can inform our understanding of religion. The module takes an interdisciplinary, international and comparative approach to the issue of religion, law and society. Weekly discussion groups will allow students to participate in debates about current issues and recent court decisions on the topic.


Assessment: Group Presentation (60%); Plan (40%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Law | Course #: 6LLAW033W | Section: 1 | Open
This module provides an opportunity to consider the role of the law in relation to commercial transactions and the ways in which the law intervenes and regulates commerce, trade and business. It will examine the purposes of commercial law and the way it facilitates the commercial practices of the business community. The law will also identify the substantive law in key areas, consider its development and application to contracts for the sale of goods, insurance of goods and methods of payment, security and finance of contracts of sale.


Assessment: Research project and annotated bibliography (100%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Law | Course #: 6LLAW034W | Section: 1 | Open
This module will identify the ideas, principles and concepts that underpin the theoretical framework of the specialist area of Competition Law and stress competing perspectives. Students will critically evaluate the fundamental knowledge base that forms the core of Competition Law and appreciate the contextual dimension of the subject. Students will apply a wide range of developed research skills and demonstrate effective writing skills with minimal supervision.


Assessment: In-class Test (100%).

Contact Hours: 60

Life Sciences

4.0 Credits
Biomedical Sciences | Course #: 6BIOL001W | Section: 1 | Open
This module will explore the environmental, social and economic foundations of sustainability and the influence of policy, governance and design on them. You will identity innovative biological solutions that can be used to mitigate challenges to local, regional and global sustainable development and design your own solution to a named problem.


Assessment: Design Proposal (60%); Design Pitch (40%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Biomedical Sciences | Course #: 6BIOL003W | Section: 1 | Open
The module will explore various applications of biotechnology including applications in medicine, food production, solving environmental problems and industrial production of commodity chemicals and energy.


Assessment: Group Presentation (20%); Essay (20%); Exam (60%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Biomedical Sciences | Course #: 6BIOM004W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requesite - 5BIOM007W Applied Pathobiology; 5BICH001W Metabolic Biochemistry
Clinical and technical theory and practice underpinning the current biochemistry and haematology laboratory investigation of selected disorders. Including processes for method evaluation and the incorporation of quality assurance systems for decision making.


Assessment: Group Presentation (50%); Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Biomedical Sciences | Course #: 6BIOM004W | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requesite - 5BIOM007W Applied Pathobiology; 5BICH001W Metabolic Biochemistry
Clinical and technical theory and practice underpinning the current biochemistry and haematology laboratory investigation of selected disorders. Including processes for method evaluation and the incorporation of quality assurance systems for decision making.


Assessment: Group Presentation (50%); Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human and Health Sciences | Course #: 4BICH003W | Section: 1 | Open
The module will introduce students to the history and philosophy of science and to its practice in the modern world. Students will be taught about scientific communities and how scientists communicate with one another and how to read and evaluate scientific papers. We will explore the principles of scientific research, including interpreting data and critically examining scientific claims.


Assessment: Coursework (40%) ; Project Pitch (10%) ; Multiple-choice Question Test (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human and Health Sciences | Course #: 4CHMA001W | Section: 1 | Open
An introduction to the distinct and coherent Chinese medical model, the result of a continuous process of critical thought, clinical observation and testing over the past two millennia. The key philosophical and historical concepts that are important in the understanding of Chinese Medicine, including an introduction to the four examinations and disease causes which underpin the understanding of the diagnostic process within this medical model.


Assessment: Essay (60%) ; Essay Critique (40%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human and Health Sciences | Course #: 4HMDS001W. | Section: 1 | Open
This experiential module aims to provide an introduction to the theoretical and conceptual framework for exploring the physical, mental, spiritual and social dimensions of yoga and meditation. Students are given the opportunity to personally experience the effects of yoga postures, breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques. The principles underlying the safe practice of yoga and meditation are considered. For the duration of the module students will be expected to develop a yoga and meditation practice, as well as maintain a learning journal. The journal will enable the student to reflect on the experience of practicing yoga and meditation.


Assessment: Practical (50%) ; Reflective Summary (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human and Health Sciences | Course #: 4HMDS001W. | Section: 2 | Open
This experiential module aims to provide an introduction to the theoretical and conceptual framework for exploring the physical, mental, spiritual and social dimensions of yoga and meditation. Students are given the opportunity to personally experience the effects of yoga postures, breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques. The principles underlying the safe practice of yoga and meditation are considered. For the duration of the module students will be expected to develop a yoga and meditation practice, as well as maintain a learning journal. The journal will enable the student to reflect on the experience of practicing yoga and meditation.


Assessment: Practical (50%) ; Reflective Summary (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human and Health Sciences | Course #: 5EVBI002W | Section: 1 | Open
Urbanisation presents a unique set of challenges to the environment and organisms, including humans. This module will explore impacts of the built environment, industry, transport and recreation on urban ecosystems and human health and wellbeing.


Assessment: Group Coursework (60%) ; Open Book Exam (40%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human and Health Sciences | Course #: 5PHYM001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: condoned credit L4 Human Physiology
Using student-centred enquiry-based learning which allows students to become co-creators of their own knowledge in a small group format, students will be required to integrate and synthesise material covered in this module with learning from Human Physiology in order to further their understanding of how the different body systems are regulated and how one system influences another. Clinical disorders will be used to demonstrate the consequences of disruption to normal function in one system on another sytem/other systems.


Assessment: Portfolio (90%); In-Class Test (10%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human and Health Sciences | Course #: 5PHYM002 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: FSLS403 Human Physiology and Anatomy, FSLS401 Cell Biology, and FSLS400 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or equivalent
This module examines the major mechanisms of cell communication in mammalian physiology. It contrasts cell communication by cells that circulate, cells of the immune system as a principal example, with cells that are relatively fixed in their associations, i.e. cells of the nervous system.


Assessment: In-Class Test (40%) and Examination (60%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human and Health Sciences | Course #: 6HMNT001W | Section: 1 | Open
This module will explore the many challenges to sustainable safe and equitable food supplies. Different conceptual frameworks, such as food security and food regimes, will be compared with food providing a lens to examine the contributions of different academic disciplines in developing multi-sectoral actions. The role of the UN, government and private sectors actors in relation to food production, trade, access and consumption will be examined while current policies to establish safe and equitable food supplies will also be discussed.


Assessment: Group Coursework (100%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human and Health Sciences | Course #: 6HMNT003W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Level 5 Diet, Health and Disease; Level 5 Applied Human Nutrition
Sound nutritional practices based on scientific research form the platform for athletic performance. This module provides students with an overview of the role of nutrition in regulating physiological processes associated with sport and exercise performance. Nutritional requirements and recommendations for physically active individuals are covered. The module also allows students the opportunity to assess the efficacy of nutritional strategies intended to enhance athletic performance.


Assessment: Client Assessment and Report (50%); In-class Test (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Molecular and Applied Biosciences | Course #: 5BICH003W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisites: At least a condoned credit in Biochemistry AND Cell Biology level 4
This module will build on fundamental principles covered at level 4 about DNA and gene expression to introduce concepts about epigenetic and microRNA gene regulation. The module will discuss polymorphisms and their inheritance. A range of molecular techniques will be covered which include DNA isolation from a range of starting sources, amplification of specific regions of DNA, separation of DNA fragments, cloning, recombinant DNA expression and sequencing.


Assessment: Multiple-choice Question Test (30%) ; Problem Based Learning Exercise (40%) ; Group Presentation (30%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Molecular and Applied Biosciences | Course #: 5PHYM004W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisites: Physiology Level 4
Building on level 4 Physiology, this module describes and explains major pathophysiological processes and underlying mechanisms e.g. cellular growth patterns, injury, repair, inflammation, aging, and how these contribute to the features of disease.


Assessment: In-class Test (50%) ; Essay (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Molecular and Applied Biosciences | Course #: 6BICH001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisites: Pass in either Molecular Biology and Genetics Level 5 or Genetics and Genomes.
Unique patterns in DNA are responsible for the differences seen between individuals and can predict the likelihood of developing particular disorders. Alongside these polymorphisms, epigenetics and microRNA have all greatly enhanced our knowledge about regulation of gene expression. This module will look at how a range of advanced molecular techniques such as next generation sequencing, microarrays, quantitative and multiplex PCR can be used to enhance understanding gene regulation and polymorphisms.


Assessment: Poster Presentation (40%); Exam (60%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Molecular and Applied Biosciences | Course #: 6BICH002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisites: Pass in Biochemistry and Bioinformatics
A primer in the practical approach to studying protein function through an appreciation of structure and biochemistry. In vivo, in vitro and in silico methods to analyse proteins, particularly enzymes, will be explored. Recombinant protein production will be addressed theoretically and modern structural techniques will be addressed practically. Parameters of biochemical and biophysical assays will be explored to understand function of particular proteins. Students will learn a practical appreciation for how to make amino acid substitutions in proteins and how to evaluate the outcomes of these mutations. Protein evolution will be discussed from underlying principles at the DNA level to subtle modifications in function through adaptation of function. Software packages that allow protein manipulation and structure rendering will be employed. Tutorials will be employed for all topics to engage students with the comprehension and evaluation of data, particularly, but not limited to, published material.


Assessment: Case Study (40%); Exam (60%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Molecular and Applied Biosciences | Course #: 6CLCH002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: TBC
The module further explores selected neurotransmitter systems, with an emphasis on receptor specificity and distribution, to demonstrate how complex interactions between these systems can affect cognition, affective state, motor activity and behaviours in health and disease. Mechanisms underlying neurotransmission will be examined in detail with a focus on therapeutic effects, side-effects, drugs of abuse and potential therapeutic targets. The impact of developmental changes across the lifespan and genetic variants on central nervous system function will also be examined.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Molecular and Applied Biosciences | Course #: 6PHYM002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: 5PHYM002W Physiological Networks, pass.
The module provides a detailed survey of selected structural and functional aspects of neuroscience, with emphasis upon diseases affecting the nervous system. Detailed physiological and cellular aspects of neuroscience will be addressed, focussing on specific topics (typically, neurodevelopment, control and disorders of movement, learning and memory and neurodegenerative diseases). Students will develop their analytical and investigative skills in order to explore issues in neuroscience and potential therapeutic interventions.


Assessment: Portfolio and Press Release (40%); Exam (60%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Molecular and Applied Biosciences | Course #: 6PHYM003W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: 5PHYM003W Systems Pharmacology
The module explores the pathophysiology of exemplar disease states (typically, cardiovascular), and detailed study of their pharmacotherapy. Applications of genomics, bioinformatics, pharmacogenetics and the emerging concept of Personalised Medicine will also be studied. Drug efficacy and toxicity will be studied extensively to provide a clinical perspective on pharmacology. This module presents students with material that explores established and emerging technologies, critical to an understanding of modern pharmacology.


Assessment: Coursework (25%); Essay (25%); Open Book Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Molecular and Applied Biosciences | Course #: 6PHYM004W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: 5PHYM003W Systems Pharmacology
The module offers a comprehensive overview of the different phases of the drug discovery and development process, from initial concepts through to pre-clinical stages and clinical trials. Existing and novel 'pipeline' drugs, acting on the immune system will act as exemplars, given the recent growth of this increasingly important area. Usage of these drugs in the treatment of inflammatory disease states, and identification of novel therapeutic targets for their treatments, will be covered.


Assessment: Portfolio and Press Release (40%); Exam (60%).

Contact Hours: 60

Media, Arts and Design

8.0 Credits
Creative Practice | Course #: 4FIAR001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisite: TBC Practical - Portfolio required.
This practical studio based module will proveide students with the opportunity to experiment across media to develop an understanding of contemporary fine art practice.


Assessment: Coursework (80%) Practical work Critical Journal (20%)

Contact Hours: 120
4.0 Credits
Creative Practice | Course #: 4FIAR002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Theory - No portfolio required.
Theory based module will expore the key moments that’s define Modernism and Post Modern approaches to contemporary fine art practice.


Assessment: Workbook (100%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Creative Practice | Course #: 4FIAR003W | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required.
This module helps students to develop their individual starting points for further practical pursuit in contemporary fine art terms, encouraging an independent approach from outset by students to their developing practice. Delivery consists of initial tutorials, reflecting on work so far, with later tutorial input and the programme of gallery visits, seminars and talks to aid the practical and theoretical research process, and increase critical awareness, within an increasingly professional context.


Assessment: Coursework (20%) ; Practical Coursework (80%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Creative Practice | Course #: 4FIAR004W | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Theory - No portfolio required.
This theory-based module will explore the extent to which the idea of the artist as outside or ahead of society is a Romantic/ Modernist construct. It will also address the related issues of exoticism/orientalism and euro- centrism in art and critiques of the White Cube, and museum display in general. It will then look at the nuts and bolts of funding and patronage.


Assessment: Presentation (70%) ; Reflective Report (30%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Creative Practice | Course #: 4FIAR005W | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required.
This module introduces you to a range of essential lens based media practices and conceptual development skills. You will explores lens Based media as a material within a fine art context. Students undertake workshops throughout the module to develop their skills in photography and moving image. They then work collaboratively, or individually when appropriate, to respond to a self initiated brief.


Assessment: Coursework (100%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Creative Practice | Course #: 4FIAR006W | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required.
This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to expand and develop their understanding of what constitutes drawing today. Students will be encouraged to explore that through practical workshops and independent study, by experimenting widely with both medium and approach. The module will include an introduction, a range of workshops and guest lecturers, a list of gallery visits, seminars and tutorials, all as a support and enabler to self-directed study.


Assessment: Practical coursework (100%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Creative Practice | Course #: 4FIAR007X | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Note that Modern Art in London is taught in Central London (not at Harrow Campus) requires a GPA of 2.8 (not 3.0 as with all other Media, Arts and Design modules) Theory - No portfolio required. Dire-requesite: 4ELIT010X Art and Society
The module will introduce students to modern art in London, and explore work from the Impressionists to the present day. Topics will include study of the major developments in twentieth century art including Cubism, Surrealism, Pop Art, Conceptual arts etc. through to the Young Brit. Artists (Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin etc) the Tuner Prize, and the contemporary art scene in London. Teaching will be through gallery visits and lectures to discuss the work.


Assessment: Workbook (100%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Creative Practice | Course #: 4FIAR007X | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Note that Modern Art in London is taught in Central London (not at Harrow Campus) requires a GPA of 2.8 (not 3.0 as with all other Media, Arts and Design modules) Theory - No portfolio required. Dire-requesite: 4ELIT010X Art and Society
The module will introduce students to modern art in London, and explore work from the Impressionists to the present day. Topics will include study of the major developments in twentieth century art including Cubism, Surrealism, Pop Art, Conceptual arts etc. through to the Young Brit. Artists (Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin etc) the Tuner Prize, and the contemporary art scene in London. Teaching will be through gallery visits and lectures to discuss the work.


Assessment: Workbook (100%).

Contact Hours: 60
8.0 Credits
Creative Practice | Course #: 4IMAG001W | Section: Year | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required.
The module takes as its starting point the idea of the photographer as observer, exploring a variety of relevant genres such as Landscape, Documentary and Street Photography. Through a series of workshops, students are introduced the use of analogue and digital cameras and related photographic practices and basic techniques of monochrome and colour photography for location shooting. Students will be introduced to research methods for the foundation of an electronic journal.


Assessment: Project 1 (40%) ; Project 2 (40%) ; Journal (20%)

Contact Hours: 120
8.0 Credits
Creative Practice | Course #: 4IMAG001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required.
The module takes as its starting point the idea of the photographer as observer, exploring a variety of relevant genres such as Landscape, Documentary and Street Photography. Through a series of workshops, students are introduced the use of analogue and digital cameras and related photographic practices and basic techniques of monochrome and colour photography for location shooting. Students will be introduced to research methods for the foundation of an electronic journal.


Assessment: Project 1 (40%) ; Project 2 (40%) ; Journal (20%)

Contact Hours: 120
4.0 Credits
Creative Practice | Course #: 4IMAG002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Theory - No portfolio required.
This module will ground students in the origins of photography, its spread through culture as both science and art, and the beginnings of Modernism. The module will follow a more or less historical timeline – the first five weeks dealing with the period prior to WWII, the subsequent weeks exploring the period between approximately WWII and the 1960s/70s. The trajectory is broadly European/North American - a grounding that is then challenged and expanded in Semester 2.


Assessment: Draft Essay (50%) ; Essay (50%)

Contact Hours: 60
8.0 Credits
Creative Practice | Course #: 4IMAG003W | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required.
In this module students are introduced to the practice of constructing a photographic image both in the studio and on location. Students will be introduced to the use of electronic flash lighting and large format film cameras used to make high quality photographic images. They will also be introduced to the analogue colour darkroom and the making of C-Type prints. Alongside this students will be introduced to some of the major theoretical debates around the constructed photograph will look at a wide range of relevant contemporary and historical work.


Assessment: Project 1 (40%) ; Project 2 (40%) ; Journal (20%)

Contact Hours: 120
4.0 Credits
Creative Practice | Course #: 4IMAG004W | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Theory - No portfolio required.
This module examines the history and theory of post war photography in relation to cultural and socio-political developments of the period (eg. Abstraction, the Cold War, etc.). Exploring those developments in terms of corresponding theoretical developments formalism, conceptualism, postmodernism, etc. the module traces the post war history of photography through to our contemporary global culture.
Assessment: Exhibition Review (25%) ; Essay (75%).
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Creative Practice | Course #: 5IMAG001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required
This module introduces students to a broad range of photographic practices and gives them the opportunity to work with photography in new ways and to build upon and broaden their skills and knowledge of the medium. Students will be encouraged to be experimental and to explore the medium in ways previously unfamiliar to them. There will be a series of lectures to contextualise and stimulate students’ projects. These will consider global perspectives in photographic practice, around contemporary themes such as Globalisation, Post-colonialism and identity.


Assessment: Project (80%) ; Journal (20%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Creative Practice | Course #: 5IMAG002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Theory - No portfolio required.
Examines lens-based media including photography, film and digital imaging, to develop a critical understanding of the way that representation and its associated technologies shape historical and contemporary ideas of subjectivity. It examines Cartesian notions of the self, and the basis of these ideas in linear perspective models. Other theoretical models, such as Lacanian and post-Lacanian theories of the Gaze, are also used to consider the ways in which identity is structured through visual representation. These ideas are re-thought with reference to more recent work on affect, embodiment, and mechanized vision.


Assessment: Reflective Text (25%) ; Essay (75%) As part of the assessment on this module, students will complete a short critical text reflecting on their own art practice, using ideas and theories developed on the module. It is therefore essential that students who take the module have an active visual art practice such as photography, painting, film/video, or sculpture.

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Creative Practice | Course #: 5IMAG003W | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required.
Students are introduced to some of the main contexts for historical and contemporary photographic practice through lectures and visiting practitioners working in these contexts (photographers, artists, curators, publishers etc). Students elect to work within a particular context (Gallery wall/installation, book/publication or screen) and produce a self-defined project. The module will explore the relationships between artists, photographers and commissioning agencies within the contexts of the gallery, publications of various kinds, the screen and other social and media venues.
Assessment: Project (80%) ; Journal (20%).
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Creative Practice | Course #: 5IMAG005W | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required.
This module is about placing your work before a wider audience. The display may take a variety of forms including exhibition, installation, print or electronic publication. You may chose to re-contextualise or develop existing work or produce new work for a specific context and as a group organise, publicise and document the exhibition, installation or publication.


Assessment: Project (80%) ; Group Journal (20%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Media | Course #: 2MMA412. | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: 2MMA412 Modern Art in London is taught in Central London (not at Harrow Campus) and requires a GPA of 2.8 (not 3.0 as with all other Media, Arts and Design modules) and does not require a portfolio to be submitted.
The module will introduce students to modern art in London, and explore work from the Impressionists to the present day. Topics will include study of the major developments in twentieth century art including Cubism, Surrealism, Pop Art, Conceptual arts etc. through to The Young Brit. Artists (Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin etc.) the Tuner Prize, and the contemporary art scene in London. Teaching will be through gallery visits and lectures to discuss the work.


Assessment: Coursework - Workbook (100%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Media | Course #: 2MSS404 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Note that this module requires a GPA of 2.8 (not 3.0 as with all other Media, Arts and Design modules) and does not require a portfolio to be submitted. This is a London Studies Module
The module is concerned with an investigation of the city as represented through historical and contemporary photography. Through a series of lectures and workshops, students gain a critical perspective on the city as a social, cultural, architectural and artistic phenomenon. Through image and text based research they focus on an aspect of the city to represent through their own photographic project.


Assessment: Pilot Project (30%) and Personal Project (70%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Media | Course #: 4JRNL001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical/Theory - No portfolio required. Level of English: IELTS 6.5
This module introduces students to the principles and practices of journalism and the various roles and responsibilities of journalists. Students learn about the news media landscape in the UK and across the world, with a particular focus on technological change and how this has affected traditional organisations, publications and channels. The key aim of the module is to build students multimedia literacy, to help them begin to consume news and journalism as a professional media creative rather than as a simple consumer. Students are also introduced to media law and the various codes that attempt to define ethical journalistic practice. At the end of the module students are encouraged to think about the kind of journalism they want to practice in the future, developing in the process a career/personal development plan they will refer back to as they progress on the course.

Assessment: Coursework 1 (40%) ; Coursework 2 (30%) ; Career/Personal development plan (30%).
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Media | Course #: 4JRNL002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - No portfolio required. Level of English: IELTS 6.5
This module is an introduction to core journalism skills students will use wherever they end up working in the media. It focuses on research, reporting, writing and storytelling. The demands of particular platforms are considered -the differences between print, broadcast and online for example -but overall the module focuses on similarities across formats and on story types and genres that work across platforms. Students learn how to identify and find news stories, how to research them and how to deal with official sources. They develop interviewing skills and learn how to work with press offices and PRs. Lessons cover online research and fieldwork. The core of the module will focus on writing – from short form news to longer features and comment pieces. Students will be encouraged to link the work they do with the skills they gain on the Semester 2 module, Digital First. A synoptic assessment on that module will test the storytelling and writing skills they gain here.


Assessment: News Portfolio (30%) ; Features Portfolio (50%) ; Group Blog (20%)

Contact Hours: 60