University of Westminster
Fall Semester Elective 2017
12 – 16 credits

Study abroad students in Westminster’s semester program can choose from a wide range of coursework, studying alongside the degree seeking population. Students select three or four 4-credit elective courses from the semester schedule, for a total of 12 - 16 credits. The 12 credit program has an internship option while the 16 credit program requires students to take a course offered only to study abroad students.


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
  • Courses are taken at one or more of the four London Westminster campuses: Cavendish, Marylebone, Regent, or Harrow

Program Dates
September 15, 2017 – December 16, 2017


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
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

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 #: 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
4.0 Credits
Property and Contruction | Course #: 5PROP002W | Section: 1 | 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 #: 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
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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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
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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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
Economics & Quantitative Methods | Course #: BEQM607 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisite: BKEY402 Business Context or equivalent
This module will broaden students' knowledge and extend their understanding of theoretical concepts in international trade, investment and finance. It will enhance students' understanding of the reasons for international specialisation, the implications of protection for economic welfare, and the effect of various macroeconomic policies on international markets.


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

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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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
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 #: 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: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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
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

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
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 #: 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
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 #: 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 #: 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: 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
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
Digital Media | Course #: 2MMA412 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: *Note that 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 #: 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
4.0 Credits
Digital Media | Course #: 4JRNL011X | 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). Practical - No portfolio required. Level of English: IELTS 6.5
This module uses London as the focus for a journalism project that explores one of the worlds great capital cities from the perspective of an international student and introduces students to the modern magazine business. During this module, students work in groups to develop an idea for a magazine about London, which they then research and write stories for, before going to edit and lay out stories. They end the module by creating a digital dummy of their title. Students learn how to research and write a range of stories and copy for magazines. They develop basic page design skills, coming up with layouts for their own magazine. The magazines they create are print titles - but students will also be encouraged to investigate tablet-based publications, apps and online editions too and to consider the role social media plays in modern magazines.


Assessment: Individual portfolio of magazine word (80%); Group magazine (20%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Media | Course #: 4MEST009W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Theory – No portfolio required Level of English: IELTS 6.5
This module provides a conceptual and practical understanding of the development, significance and contemporary uses of social media, and grounds these within histories of the internet and internet cultures. It encourages learners to engage in both critical analysis and reflective practice in the networked digital media environment. Learners will critically engage with key ideas surrounding internet technologies and industries, and with the social and cultural dimensions of internet use in the social media environment.


Assessment: Social media portfolio (50%); Website project (50%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Media | Course #: 4MEST016W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Theory - No portfolio required. Level of English: IELTS 6.5
The module introduces key debates about the social, political and economic significance of the media and their institutions, and how these are changing. The module aims to provide an understanding of the relationship between media institutions, their output, and society appropriate to media professionals. By combining the study of the principles of media organisations with key theoretical approaches, we aim to equip students with knowledge and understanding of the key features of contemporary media environments.


Assessment: Participation and Directed Learning Log (15%) ; Written Critique (30%) ; Essay (55%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Media | Course #: 4PURL001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Level of English: IELTS 6.5 Practical - No portfolio required.
Taking into account the massive expansion of media platforms, this module is about interacting with media in all its forms, and the channels through which public relations and advertising information flows to reach their audiences. We investigate a spectrum of media including on-line platforms, print, posters, broadcast and ambient. We evaluate channels, methods, purposes and relationships so students are familiar with new and traditional media practice, analyse their current effectiveness and audience appropriateness. Students will prepare material for on-line and traditional media, and will also themselves be the subject of a media process, in video interview and written/ visual form.


Assessment: Ad & PR materials (40%) ; Group Exercise (50%); Class participation (10%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Media | Course #: 4PURL003W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Level of English: IELTS 6.5 Practical - No portfolio required.
This module investigates the history and development of the public relations and advertising industries and examines the context in which they are practised today, and their relevant industry bodies. It introduces principles and tools for practice, with particular focus on key concepts, client and media relations, the brief, creative and strategic thinking and tools. Students are introduced to sectors, including government and industry, politics and public sector, third and voluntary sectors, commercial organisations and brands, and individuals. It provides insight into the interrelationship of public relations and advertising.


Assessment: Ad & PR materials (40%) ; Group Exercise (50%); Class participation (10%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Media | Course #: 4RDPR003W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Level of English: IELTS 6.5 Theory - No portfolio required.
This module introduces you to some of the conceptual theories relevant to sound and audio, as situated in aural culture. In particular this module concerns the aesthetic qualities of audio and the creative use of sound, related to many areas of the media, including film, television, radio, as well as apps and games.


Assessment: Seminar Presentation (40%) ; Essay (60%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Media | Course #: 5JRNL001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required. Level of English: IELTS 6.5
This module builds on the writing and production skills students developed during the Level 4 modules, News, Features, Comment and Digital First. It encourages them to extend and test their skills by working in groups, to a strict deadline, on a complex production task. During this module, students come up with the idea for a magazine, research it, write copy, edit and lay out stories and end the module by creating a digital dummy of their title. Students are encouraged to reflect on current industry approaches to magazine publishing, drawing together their ideas in a short launch plan for their magazine. Students learn how to research and write a range of stories and copy for magazines. More description details are available.


Assessment: Group Magazine (20%) ; Reflective Blog (20%) ; Individual Portfolio of magazine work (60%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Media | Course #: 5JRNL002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Level of English: IELTS 6.5 Theory - No portfolio required.
This module builds on the Level 4 module, Introduction to Journalism, in which students receive a brief introduction to some of the key issues of media law and journalistic ethics. It sets out help students deepen their understanding of the English legal system and how the legal environment affects the rights, duties and practices of journalists and media workers in general. The module explores key concepts (defamation, copyright, obscenity, privacy, breach of confidence, court reporting, contempt of court) and looks more generally at restrictions placed on freedom of expression by the law. More description details are available.


Assessment: Portfolio (30%) ; Open Book Exam (70%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Media | Course #: 5MEST007W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Level of English: IELTS 6.5 Theory - No portfolio required.
The module provides a comprehensive introduction to the theories that have informed our thinking on media and communication. It covers a range of theoretical approaches in a loosely historical sequence, showing the development of theoretical reflection around the media and the interconnections between different ideas. Drawing on contemporary examples, the module encourages students to use these theoretical tools to reflect on current developments in media and communication. These may include, for instance, social media surveillance, the discourses and ideologies promoted by the news, radio and television, or the role of digital media in contemporary propaganda techniques.


Assessment: Blog (30%) ; Seminar Presentation (30%) ; Essay (55%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Media | Course #: 5MEST008W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Level of English: IELTS 6.5 Practical - Portfolio: This module builds on skills developed at Level 4 - available provided you have a portfolio that can demonstrate the necessary technical skills. Pre-requisite: 4MEST012W Intermediate Web Production and Design or equivalent
This module builds on the skills developed at Level 4, and introduces learners to more advanced techniques of web production and design. Learners will further develop their skills in HTML5 and Photoshop, and will learn how to use tools to add enhanced interactivity and basic animation functionality to their websites (e.g. the jQuery JavaScript library). Learners will develop a more advanced understanding of web production and design principles and techniques, and will further develop their skills in writing for the web.


Assessment: Blog (30%) ; Interactive Project (30%) ; Web Production project (40%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Media | Course #: 5MEST012W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Level of English: IELTS 6.5 Theory - No portfolio required.
The aim of this module is the provision of intellectual skills for analysing economics and politics in the information society. The module engages with key public policy debates surrounding the rise of digital media and communication in relation to issues such as freedom of expression, privacy and copyright as well as key debates that relate to the broader economic and political context of the information society. It provides an introduction to information society studies and how to critically analyse media, knowledge, the economy, and policy in the information society. To enable students to critically engage with these debates, the module also provides a firm economic grounding. Therefore, the module combines economic and policy analysis, with the former underpinning the latter. It introduces students to both mainstream and critical perspectives on the economics and politics of the information society and digital media. It is taught through a combination of lectures, seminar discussions, presentations, and class exercises.


Assessment: Essay (40%) ; Case Study (50%) ; Class Participation (10%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Media | Course #: 5PURL004W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to PR & Advertising or equivalent. Level of English: IELTS 6.5 Practical - No portfolio required.
The module explores how online media is used to achieve public relations and advertising goals. It develops practical knowledge of the methods used to produce high quality online public relations and advertising communications. It engages students in current debates regarding social media, viral communications, and the use of mass to influence consumers, policy makers, media and public opinion. Students are encouraged to critically analyse and participate in key issues of the day.


Assessment: Online campaign 50%, Oral & written conference 40%, Class Pariticpation 10%

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Media | Course #: 5RDPR001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Level of English: IELTS 6.5 Practical - Portfolio required.
This module aims to develop extended storytelling techniques using a range of production skills. You will produce a piece of work that combines feature-making and documentary techniques with innovative and creative uses of audio, images, video and text to produce compelling personal testimonies.


Assessment: Coursework 1 (70%) ; Coursework 2 (30%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Media | Course #: 5RDPR002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: RDPR001W Audio Lab AND 4RDPR002W Digital Lab or equivalent Level of English: IELTS 6.5 Practical - Portfolio required.
This module explores live radio broadcasting, concentrating on the format of sequence music radio, and in particular the ingredients and skills found in commercial music stations. You will learn how to produce a ‘live’ music programme, developing skills in music scheduling, using clock formats, making radio commercials and producing an outside broadcast.


Assessment: Coursework (50%) ; Group Coursework (20%) ; Essay (30%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Fashion Industry | Course #: 4FAMN001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Theory - No portfolio required. Note that modules from the Department of Fashion can only be selected at the time of application and cannot be registered for during the Orientation period.
This module will cover the history of London Fashion from the immediate post war period (1945) to the present day looking at the iconic names, designers and retailers associated with London Fashion. The link between culture and fashion will be explored, the significance of key designers and the role of retailers from boutique to department store in satisfying the demands of the consumer. London itself will be explored both as a trend setter and also in the context of its being the home of many iconic heritage brands including Liberty & Burberry as examples. The module will be delivered through a mixture of lectures and seminars but visiting contemporary retailers, exhibitions and galleries including the V & A and The Museum of London will be an essential component.


Group Presentation (50%) ; Individual Report (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Fashion Industry | Course #: 4FAMN008W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Theory - No portfolio required.
This module will explore the fashion industry within its social, cultural and historical context. It explores where fashions and trends come from providing an understanding of fashion as both a cycle and process. Through examining what has happened in the past students will gain an understanding as to why and how fashion changes. The module explores how the social, cultural, technological and political climate can all contribute to future shifts in fashion direction, and through developing an understanding of what factors impact change we can start to predict what is going to happen in the future. This module provides an essential introduction to the fashion forecasting business with specific emphasis on how this then impacts the retail marketplace. In the fashion industry inspiration, creativity and trend are vital as these will impact on organisation, strategy and management. Current Macro trends will be explored in weekly lectures and seminars and evaluated in student led debate regarding their translat on into into micro trends which ultimately appear in Fashion catwalks and stores. Identifying new emerging trends is vital to the success of today’s retailers and from clothing to cars companies spend a great deal of time and money.


Assessment: Presentation (40%) ; Report (60%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Fashion Industry | Course #: 5FAMN0011W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Theory - No portfolio required. There are a limited number of places for study abroad students on modules from the Fashion Buying Management and Fashion Merchandising Management degree programmes. With the exception of 4FAMN005W London Fashion in Semester 1, these places are restricted to study abroad students who are majoring in Fashion at their home institution. Note that modules from the Department of Fashion can only be selected at the time of application and cannot be registered for during the Orientation period.
This module covers the theory and retail business practice of visual merchandising, product promotion and interior display. It explores future visual opportunities with regards to the digital space and technological innovation. It enables students to understand and evaluate the visual strategies that retailers employ in order to communicate their brand message, promote store image and increase merchandise sales. Students work on two assignments, an individual report and a group portfolio. The module combines the skills gained on the CAD and Illustration module from level 4 with facilitation to advance Photo shop skills, in order to create a visual merchandising solution for a specific fashion concept and store. Specialist CAD seminar sessions will be scheduled to review and develop the process and application of visual merchandising tools.


Assessment: Individual Report (50%), Group presentaion of creative portfolio (50%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Fashion Industry | Course #: 5FAMN003W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Theory - No portfolio required. There are a limited number of places for study abroad students on modules from the Fashion Buying Management and Fashion Merchandising Management degree programmes. With the exception of 4FAMN005W London Fashion in Semester 1, these places are restricted to study abroad students who are majoring in Fashion at their home institution. Note that modules from the Department of Fashion can only be selected at the time of application and cannot be registered for during the Orientation period.
This module will accompany the students year on placement. It will encourage students to reflect on their own development across both technical and behavioural skills; with the continued use of a PDP students will be encouraged to gain the most that they can from the years experience. The report gives students the opportunity to research an issue relevant to their place of work and arrive at sound conclusions and recommendations. Students have the support of a tutor throughout the year out and will be visited in the work place over the summer.


Assessment: Individual Presentation (30%) ; Report (70%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Fashion Industry | Course #: 6FAMN002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Theory - No portfolio required. There are a limited number of places for study abroad students on modules from the Fashion Buying Management and Fashion Merchandising Management degree programmes. With the exception of 4FAMN005W London Fashion in Semester 1, these places are restricted to study abroad students who are majoring in Fashion at their home institution. Note that modules from the Department of Fashion can only be selected at the time of application and cannot be registered for during the Orientation period.
The module will look at how as future managers you can best drive profit in a changing world. The module will focus less on what will happen but rather opening your minds as to how trends evolve and how they then may impact on the world of retailing. There will be a great deal of scope for you to research trends and retailers that particularly interest you. In addition, you will be introduced to the concept of strategy. What does it mean for you as future merchandisers, why and how does it vary between businesses? Much focus will be on how you approach both research and the generation of ideas, in addition group work will be an important part of sharing ideas and knowledge.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Fashion Industry | Course #: 6FAMN007W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Theory - No portfolio required. There are a limited number of places for study abroad students on modules from the Fashion Buying Management and Fashion Merchandising Management degree programmes. With the exception of 4FAMN005W London Fashion in Semester 1, these places are restricted to study abroad students who are majoring in Fashion at their home institution. Note that modules from the Department of Fashion can only be selected at the time of application and cannot be registered for during the Orientation period.
This module explores where and how fashion and clothing products are produced, and critically evaluates the current the country of origin of raw materials and garments and the complexity of the supply chain as well as future trends. It examines the head office function and how this can lead to creative product development. The module examines competitive advantage through sourcing strategies, which will deliver profit and manage risk. The module will identify the true lead -time and cost of products and generate information on current industry practice and how this will develop in the global marketplace.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Fashion Industry | Course #: 6FAMN009W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Dis-Requisite - 6FAMN004W Fashion Branding Theory - No portfolio required. There are a limited number of places for study abroad students on modules from the Fashion Buying Management and Fashion Merchandising Management degree programmes. With the exception of 4FAMN005W London Fashion in Semester 1, these places are restricted to study abroad students who are majoring in Fashion at their home institution. Note that modules from the Department of Fashion can only be selected at the time of application and cannot be registered for during the Orientation period.
This module demonstrates the relevance of the buying cycle within UK fashion retail companies. It explores the role of the buyer and the sequence of events and stages necessary to take a product through from the initial concept to the consumer. The module explores the multi-faceted role of design and buying in the fashion industry, enabling the student to gain an understanding of the different skills involved in the product development; including trend forecasting, colour and fabric prediction, range planning and competitive analysis, sampling and manufacturing timescales and the development of fashion products. This module combines a commercial and competitive market awareness with an understanding of creativity, within the fashion retail industry; it also considers the role played by the media in disseminating ideas and influencing fashion trends.


Assessment: Individual Trend Presentation (30%); Report (70%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Music, Film, and Visual Communication | Course #: 4CINE002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Level of English: IELTS 6.5 Theory - No portfolio required.
This module covers the emergence of cinema as an art and an industry and then goes on to explore the relationships between cinema and different forms of critical theory. The latter part of the module will pay particular attention to the contested idea of national cinemas€™, the status of art cinema€™ and cinema as art and some approaches to film language, cinema and representation, cinema and fantasy.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Music, Film, and Visual Communication | Course #: 4ILLU001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Level of English: IELTS 6.0 Theory - No portfolio required.
This module will introduce and examine key movements in art and design through the 20/21st Centuries. These movements will be considered in relation to the specific cultural, intellectual, and political contexts with which they are associated. It will also highlight appropriate critical frameworks for the discussion and deconstruction of artistic strategies and concepts. In this context the module is designed to: To introduce the relationships between theories of art and design and studio practice. Develop a knowledge of the cultural, intellectual and political contexts that have informed and led to significant movements, production and conceptual strategies in art and design during and since the twentieth-century; Encourage in students a questioning and reflective approach to understanding contemporary art and design practices; To develop the ability to research and write critically and analytically.


Assessment: Essay (100%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Music, Film, and Visual Communication | Course #: 4MUMN002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisite: TBC Practical - No portfolio required.
Students will learn the areas for negotiation in recording, publishing and management contracts. They will also be taught the basic techniques of negotiation, and to explore areas of strength and weakness in negotiating positions, and as the module progresses students will develop an analytical eye to spot flaws or problem areas of contracts in order to defend and strengthen their own position, whether as The Talent or The Management.


Assessment: Portfolio (100%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Music, Film, and Visual Communication | Course #: 4MUSH005W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical/Theory dependant on choice - Portfolio required.
This module allows students to choose a defined area of study that will facilitate graduation from the course with specialist knowledge and experiences in a particular area of study. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for the student to develop high level work at undergraduate level which may also provide a useful springboard for a career in music and related areas. Students will select 1 strand from the available areas of study.


Assessment: Portfolio (100%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Music, Film, and Visual Communication | Course #: 4MUSH006W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical/Theory - Portfolio required.
This module will encourage students to develop their identity and entrepreneurialism as creative practitioners in relation to the creative industries and explore ways to add value to their work. Students will develop critical analysis tools to relate their work within a broader context and locate potential destinations for their work. On completion of this module, students will have engaged in constructing a brand identity, increased their understanding of genre trends and cultural gatekeepers and developed an artist development plan to clarify and foster their own unique artistic identity within the 21st century creative industries. Through engagement in research and planning an artist development presentation, successful students will have developed the required attributes to advance their creative and critical capacity.


Assessment: Research Report (25%) ;Presentation (50%) ; Portfolio (25%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Music, Film, and Visual Communication | Course #: 4MUSI003W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisite: TBC Theory - No portfolio required.
This module explores the relationship between musicians and their audiences, focusing on issues communicated by music, and the contexts in which that music is created and heard. Through semiotic and other socio-political approaches to music-making and receiving, there is a strong focus on the practical relationship between wider theory and their own practice as creative musicians.


Assessment: Audio visual lecture (100%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Music, Film, and Visual Communication | Course #: 5CINE002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Level of English: IELTS 6.5 Theory - No portfolio required.
The first part of this module is common with MFTP512, Contemporary World Cinema, and examines and explores ideas of national and trans-national cinemas. The second part of the module concentrates on British film & television to address issues of collective identity and belonging, society and class as well as geographical and historical determinants, the mise-en-scene of nationality and the imagined community of banal nationalism.


Assessment: Presentation (40%) ; Essay (60%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Music, Film, and Visual Communication | Course #: 5CINE003W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Level of English: IELTS 6.5 Theory - No portfolio required.
This module will investigate the shifting theoretical and pragmatic notions that lie behind the concepts of world, global, art and independent cinema. The first part is common with MFTP511 (Contemporary British Cinema and Television) and explores ideas of national and trans-national cinemas. The second part will begin with the development of art cinema and the key film movements that helped to shape it, then going on to address contemporary world cinema using case studies to examine how recent practices have been seen to both uphold and contest previous notions of art and national cinema.


Assessment: Extended Essay (100%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Music, Film, and Visual Communication | Course #: 5ILLU002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Level of English: IELTS 6.0 Practical - Portfolio required.
This module explores drawing in depth through a reflective, conceptual and experimental approach. It considers contemporary drawing and its relationship to technologies and contemporary culture. Whilst this is a practical course there is required research and reading to support practice.


Assessment: Portfolio (100%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Music, Film, and Visual Communication | Course #: 5MUSH005W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical/Theory - Portfolio required
This module will introduce students to the principles of music marketing and build on prior knowledge of artist development. Both of these are vital to ensure success in the highly competitive creative industries. Alongside a reflective component aimed at using data and metrics to explore the success of a previous marketing strategy, students will apply their artist development plan to an assessed performance.


Assessment: Research Report (25%) ; Marketing Plan (50%) ; Practical Perfomance (25%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Music, Film, and Visual Communication | Course #: 6MUSI003W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Level of English: IELTS 6.0 Practical - No portfolio required.
Innovation is not a rare, unusual or even an optional feature of commercial music. Every new work or performance that attracts attention does so because it interests or excites its audience by the introduction of new ideas or qualities. But true innovation is not without risk of failure, of reinventing the wheel hence, this risky module epitomizes the transformative learning ethos of the BACM.


Assessment: Live Performance (100%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Transmedia | Course #: 4ANIM001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - No portfolio required
This module provides a practical working knowledge of basic time-based visual communication through directed exercises. This practical work is supported by an introduction to the principles of film theory. The module is divided into 3 parts; the directed exercises, theoretical studies, and a presentation. The skills acquired in this module will support further study and practice in animation, irrespective of technological context.


Assessment: Self Evaluation (20%) ; Practical Projects (80%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Transmedia | Course #: 4GPDS001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Theory – No portfolio required.
This module provides you with a framework of contextual knowledge relevant to the study of graphic communication design. It will focus on the important theories, movements and individuals that have shaped design practice and thinking across the modern period. The lectures and module content are also designed to connect to the studio practice-based modules.


Assessment: Design History and Culture blog (100%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Transmedia | Course #: 4GPDS002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required.
This module is designed to provide an understanding of the importance of visual research, and the application of this understanding to design outcomes. Students are offered the opportunity to develop an individual and critical point of view through the process of recording, documenting, editing, mapping and evaluating visual and verbal material, alongside an understanding of the fundamental principles of graphic design.


Assessment: Studio and independent sketchbook (60%) ; Final Project (40%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Transmedia | Course #: 4GPDS004W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required.
The module aims to establish some of the ideas and themes of the course. You will be introduced to the basic principles and visual language of design, and to their application within visual communication. Through lectures, linked to introductory exercises and project work, you will gain an overview of the conventions used in the effective communication of ideas and information. You will also gain the ability to generate and develop ideas through vsiual exploration.


Assessment: Research and visual development (40%) ; Project Work (60%)

Contact Hours: 60
8.0 Credits
Transmedia | Course #: 4MEST001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required.
This module introduces you to a range of essential contemporary media practice skills, together with methods for research and conceptual development in creative projects. You undertake workshops throughout the module to develop your technical abilities in all media areas. You then work collaboratively, or individually when appropriate, to create practical projects that respond to given briefs.


Assessment: Group Coursework (30%) ; Creative Project (50%) ; Critical Journal (20%)

Contact Hours: 120
4.0 Credits
Transmedia | Course #: 4MEST003W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Theory - No portfolio required
This module examines the behaviours and motivations of media consumers and producers by identifying the ideological and discursive structures that shape the development of media platforms. It introduces critical frameworks for addressing the relationship between meaning and representation in a dynamic media culture, as well as key academic skills for critical research and structured analysis.


Assessment: Group Coursework (50%) ; Written Essay (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Transmedia | Course #: 4TVPR006W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Level of English: IELTS 6.5 Theory - No portfolio required.
This module introduces students to the key concepts and main approaches to television studies including history, policy, and the analytical study of programming. This involves i) analysis of British television culture and the ramifications of technological change and policy on contemporary television practice including the scheduling, branding and commissioning of programmes; (ii) the classification of television programmes according to genre and the development of ‘hybrid’ or ‘new’ genres of television; (iii) an introduction to the industrial context with an opportunity for students to create and present their own ideas for television programming . The module concentrates primarily on television in Britain.


Assessment: Participation (15%) ; Group Presentation (30%) ; Essay (55%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Transmedia | Course #: 5ANIM001W. | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required.
This module is an opportunity to really focus on digital production: with a range of practical drawing exercises to produce development work, and an emphasis on final digital production. Theory will be an important part of this module, enabling you to make informed and creative decisions as you develop your digital animation projects, and practical workshops will help you fully realise your creative ideas.


Assessment: Critical Portfolio (20%) ; Practical Projects (80%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Transmedia | Course #: 5GPDS004W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required.
This module provides an opportunity to review the range of representational means available in the communication of information. Through project work you will evaluate, select and integrate representational means and media appropriate to a specific chosen subject area for the needs of end-users. A range of broad-based theoretical inputs,
complemented by practical workshops, will enable you to develop your intellectual and practical skills for the production of an effective piece of information design.


Assessment: Research and visualization (40%) ; Project (60%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Transmedia | Course #: 5GPDS005W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required.
In this module you will extend your understanding of the conventions and opportunities relating to the communication of ideas and information through the presentation of the visible word. Building on your awareness of letterforms, gained at level four, you will have the opportunity to explore the application of typographic skills and knowledge within a variety of contexts, and through a variety of media.


Assessment: Module Workbook (40%) ; Final Project (60%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Transmedia | Course #: 5MEST001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required.
The frontiers of media practice increasingly disregard the distinctions between traditional media, and this module aims to engage you in exploring these frontiers. Intermediate and advanced workshops in all course media (new media, moving and stills imaging, audio) will be offered to support your projects. You will be asked to identify your own production methods in relation to this spread of media.


Assessment: Media Frontiers Project (100%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Transmedia | Course #: 5MEST002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Theory - No portfolio required.
The module explores key critical theories of media and culture, and their impact upon current media practices. You will consider ideas applicable across current media, and will then work within media specific lecture and seminar strands (typically moving image, photography and interactive media) to develop an informed critical response to your own practice.


Assessment: Audio-visual essay (50%) ; Reflective Essay (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Transmedia | Course #: 5MEST005W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required.
This module allows you to engage with the methods and concerns of wider media traditions associated with courses in the Transmedia Cluster. You select one area to explore in depth, with choices reflecting current practices in core disciplines from the cluster, as well as some related disciplines. You work with the selected media, applying also your prior skills and experience from your own discipline.


Assessment: Transmedia Project (100%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Transmedia | Course #: 5MEST006W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Practical - Portfolio required: written work in script or creative writing mode
This module enables you to gain practical experience and a theoretical understanding of the processes involved in writing a short script for film, and by extension for wider audio-visual media. The role of the writer and these writing processes are placed within a professional framework and the specific practices of writing for media differentiated from other forms of writing (eg. journalistic, literary).


Assessment: Short script and presentation (100%)

Contact Hours: 60
8.0 Credits
Transmedia | Course #: 5TVPR003W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: 4TVPR003W Introduction To Television Production or equivalent Level of English: IELTS 6.5 Practical - Requires Portfolio demonstrating basic skills in camera, editing, sound recording and production management at time of application
Working in large and small groups students devise and produce two factual programmes that differ widely in genre and production process. 1) Studio based Multi-camera Television show. Students work in large groups to produce 4 x 25 minutes live music magazine programmes. Through practice in the studio students learn the procedures and protocols necessary for shooting a large crew “as live” TV studio show. Students learn how to schedule, source talent, produce a running order, bar count, design and build a simple set and work collectively towards the recording of a live show in a pro- scribed amount of ‘on-air’ time. 2) Students are introduced to a range of documentary and factual programme making. Individ- ually or in pairs they conceive and pitch a proposal for a short factual programme. Small production teams are formed around the successful proposal and the student groups are expected to collectively research and develop the idea. There is an emphasis on collective responsibility and problem solving. Students are required to engage with a variety of distribution platforms and convergent media. Students write a personal log plus a reflective and a critical analysis comparing the different production pro- cesses and their finished programmes.


Assessment: Documentary Project (40%) ; Mulitcamera Studio Show (40%) ; Critical Analysis (20%)

Contact Hours: 120
4.0 Credits
Transmedia | Course #: 5TVPR004W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: 4TVPR006W Television, Text and Genre or equivalent Level of English: IELTS 6.5 Theory - No portfolio required.
This module builds on Television History and Cultures by introducing students to the post-network era of television. This involves i) analysis of global television culture and the emergence of transnational television and formats; (ii) changes in the way television is produced, distributed and accessed in a multi-platform environment (iii) an introduction to changes in the industrial context with an opportunity for students to think about how they might brand their own ideas in a changed television landscape.


Assessment: Participation (15%) ; Group Presentation (30%) ; Essay (55%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Transmedia | Course #: 6GPDS004W | Section: 1 | Open
This module provides an opportunity to critically consider existing and potential opportunities for the application of your skills, interests and aspirations within design. You will be able to make an individual or collaborative project proposal, or select from those set by external organizations. Through research and understanding, design thinking, and the presentation of ideas, you will connect with the world of work.


Project (70%); Presentation (30%).

Contact Hours: 60

Politics and International Relations

4.0 Credits
Politics and International Relations | Course #: 5SOCL010W | Section: 1 | Open
This module explores the impact of globalisation on the arts, including music, literature, visual culture and museums. It will look at the interdependence of economic, social and artistic practices and consider the challenges that globalisation poses to local and indigenous arts, as well ways in which the arts have contributed to the processes of globalisation. It will also examine the legal contexts of ownership of works of art, intellectual property and sampling, and the digital futures of the arts.


Assessment: Research report (70%) ; Presentation (30%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Politics and International Relations | Course #: 6PIRS008W | Section: 1 | Open
The module examines continuity and change in foreign policy making and diplomatic theory and practice in a world characterised by simultaneous processes of integration and fragmentation. It evaluates state and non-state actor external policies, and assesses the diplomatic strategies and negotiation techniques they employ. The module focuses on agency: the formulation of foreign policy and the adoption and employment of diplomatic tools and instruments and negotiation techniques in pursuit of security, prosperity, environmental and humanitarian objectives. It considers the possibility of a sustainable diplomacy and foreign policy.


Assessment: Group Position Paper (10%); Critical Reflection (40%); Essay (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Politics and International Relations | Course #: 6PIRS009W | Section: 1 | Open
In this module students examine political, societal, cultural and economic beliefs and practices at both the domestic and international levels through the lenses of gender, sexuality, and intersectionality, and through feminist critique. The module brings into sharp focus the problems of discrimination, marginalisation and exclusion based on gender and sexuality. Knowledge of gender relations is used to deepen student understanding of wider political, cultural, economic and social processes, practices, and power relations at national and international levels.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Politics and International Relations | Course #: 6PIRS012W | Section: 1 | Open
This module introduces students to psychological approaches to the study of politics, focusing particularly on issues of power in governance. From the basis of three leading areas of psychological theory (psychoanalysis, social and cognitive psychology), the module investigates a range of applications to governance practice and state-society relations. These include: the manipulation of political discourse; the politics of happiness; the political mind and governance dysfunction; institutional discrimination; ideology and state-societal power relations; authority, conformity and dissent; collective action and political change; and projections of the self in society. The module introduces students to the discipline of political psychology and allows for a re-evaluation of themes of governance and power from this new perspective.


Assessment: Analytical Exercise (25%) ; Essay (75%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Politics and International Relations | Course #: 6PIRS016W | Section: 1 | Open
Security and surveillance represent an increasingly important aspect of western governance, to the extent that western democracies are now sometimes characterised as surveillance states. Through the lens of internal security, this module addresses the changing relationship between state and society in contemporary politics. It applies new concepts of security, state and society to contemporary case studies of key themes. These will vary from year to year according to contemporary relevance and the availability of resources. Examples may include: counter-terrorism and approaches to radicalisation; cyber-security and the Snowden affair; the policing of border control; social and individual perceptions of risk, etc. Drawing on varied literatures including internal security, civil society and behavioural psychology and sociology, the module offers an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of legitimacy, control and freedoms under conditions of globalisation and electronic communication.


Assessment: Expert Media Interview Presentation (50%); Analytic Case Study (50%).

Contact Hours: 60

Psychology

4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: 6PSYC008W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Brain, Mind and Behaviour / Psychobiology and Clinical Neuroscience
Focusing on the theory and practice of clinical psychology, a critical approach is taken towards the diagnosis and classification of mental illness, current aetiological theories and a range of clinical interventions used by clinical psychologist and other mental health professionals. Psychological disorders and conditions considered include: depression, suicidal behaviour, the psychoses, personality disorders, eating disorders, dissociative disorders and anxiety.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: 6PSYC013W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Developmental Psychology, Research Methods
This module aims to explore how psychological theory and research has been applied to teaching and learning in formal settings from pre-school to university. Key topics include: Theories of teaching and learning, assessment, schooling, literacy, inclusion, bullying, motivation, educational neuroscience and critical pedagogy. The module will address how the work of educational psychologists, speech and language therapists and teachers is informed by empirical research.


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

Contact Hours: 60

Science and Technology

4.0 Credits
Biomedical Science | Course #: 4BIOM003W | Section: 1 | Open
The module will introduce students to laboratory procedures and the practice and principle of experimental design, data analysis and interpretation which lead to disease diagnosis. Emphasis will be placed on learning good laboratory techniques, the importance of conducting research in an ethical, professional and honest manner with consideration for scientific advances and technological innovation. Students will also document key transferable skills linked to their career pathway in a professional personal development portfolio.


Assessment: E-Portfolio (50%); Scientific Writing (25%); In-Class Test (25%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Biomedical Science | Course #: 4PHYM001W | Section: 1 | Open
This module will provide an introduction to the organisation communication and support systems of the human body. Major physiological systems will be covered with emphasis placed on the relationship between their structure and function.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Biomedical Science | Course #: 5BIOM001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisites: Cell Biology, Biochemistry
Students will build on their knowledge of classical genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry. Teaching of molecular genetics, epigenetics and genomics technologies will be underpinned by vital elements of biochemistry needed to fully appreciate these complex and exciting fields. Students will be introduced to the fields of medical and population genetics through the study of common and rare human genetic disorders and genetic studies on experimental organisms. The importance of genetics and genomics to humanity will be explored through the study of diagnostic genetics and an introduction to genetic counselling. Throughout the module consideration will be given to recent developments, current practices and ethical considerations in genetic research and practice.


Assessment: Structured Questions & Summary (30%) ; Practical Report (20%) ; Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Biomedical Science | Course #: 5BIOM003W | Section: 1 | Open
This module comprises lectures and tutorials designed to give students an understanding of molecular and cellular therapeutic strategies available for the treatment of inherited and acquired diseases. As the field is progressing rapidly the contents are upgraded annually to introduce cutting edge current concepts and opinions. Modern molecular and gene therapies, immunotherapy, bacteriophage-based therapies, clinical trials and associated ethical issues are discussed.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Biomedical Science | Course #: 5BIOM007W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisites: At least a condoned credit in Functional Anatomy; Human Physiology; Biochemistry
The module aims to build on knowledge of human physiology, biochemistry and anatomy acquired at Level 4 and to provide a biological insight into understanding disease processes. At the end of this module the student will be able to explain the patho- physiological alterations occurring in a number of disorders and be able to elucidate shared mechanisms within or between disease states. This module also aims to introduce the principle laboratory tests carried out by the specialist Biomedical Science disciplines as well as their integrated role of in disease investigation.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Biomedical Science | Course #: 5BIOM008W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisites: At least a condoned credit in: Cell Biology or Functional Anatomy
An overview of pathogenic microorganisms, the factors which contribute to their virulence and pathogenicity, and the diseases they cause will be combined with an overview of the human immune system, its evolutionary development and its interactions with those microorganisms. The different components of the immune system will be covered in depth and consideration given to the roles of different leucocytes and effector molecules in the immune response including the key features and effectors of inflammation. Alongside consideration of the roles of the immune system in the elimination of microorganisms other key roles of the immune system will be considered including wound healing, immuno- surveillance and the immune response to malignancy/ cellular abnormality.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Biomedical Science | Course #: 5BIOM009W | Section: 1 | Open
The pathogenesis of human parasitic diseases; case histories will be used to demonstrate the principles and practice of parasitology. Life cycles and control of insect, worm and protozoan parasites including malaria, schistosomiasis, trypanosomiasis and nematode infections. The failures and successes of control programmes will be reviewed. Other topics covered will be the impact of HIV/AIDS, the effect of parasitic infections on nutrition and the importance of insects as vectors of parasitic diseases.


Assessment: Health Promotion Leaflet (20%) ; Coursework (30%) ; Open Book Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Biomedical Science | Course #: 6BIOL002W | Section: 1 | Open
The cell is the basic unit of life and an understanding of molecular basis of cellular structures offers profound insights into biology and applications of the biological sciences. This module will allow students to explore the biochemistry and biophysics of these structures and the processes that rely upon them and thereby deepen their understanding of the molecular basis of life.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Biomedical Science | Course #: 6BIOM002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requesite - 5BIOM007W Applied Pathobiology
Students will explore the cellular and molecular basis of disease at an advanced level to provide the underpinning knowledge for the critical evaluation of routine practice and emerging molecular diagnostic techniques. To reflect the workload of the modern laboratory, there will be a focus on cancer (including solid and blood tumours). Integrated case studies will be used to explore in detail the diagnostic process, methods for assessing prognosis and the role of predictive testing for personalised medical treatment.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Biomedical Science | Course #: 6BIOM003W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requesite - 5BIOM008W Infection and Immunity
Immune responses to pathogens, immunopathology and prevention of infectious diseases, immune responses to tumours. Immunodeficiency, hypersensitivity and autoimmunity including investigation, diagnosis, pathology and treatment. Manipulation of immune responses including vaccines and immunotherapy. Transplantation, rejection and immunosuppression. Scientific basis, applications and clinical aspects of blood transfusion.


Assessment: Poster (20%); Practical Write-up (20%); Open Book Exam (60%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Biomedical Science | Course #: 6BIOM005W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requesite - 5BIOM008W Infection and Immunity
Detection, identification and characterization of pathogenic microorganisms. Pathogenesis, transmission and epidemiology of infectious diseases; treatment and prevention of infectious with emphasis on diseases of current and emerging importance. Also covered are: laboratory automation, antibiotic resistance; microbial genomics and bioinformatics: public health measures used for disease control.


Assessment: Practical report &integrated bioinformatics exercise (40); Exam (60%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Biomedical Science | Course #: 6BIOM007W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requesite - 5PHYM001W Medical Physiology or 5BICH001W Metabolic Biochemistry or equivalent.
The module is concerned with the biology, diagnosis and clinical investigation of cancer. The key molecular changes in cancer will be discussed and how these have translated into tests used in clinical practice will be considered in the context (for example) of biomarker analysis and imaging tests. The emphasis will be on how knowledge of cancer biology has translated and impacted on clinical practice.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: 4COSC001W | Section: 1 | Open
An introduction to Computer Programming with a strongly-typed language. The module concentrates on teaching the fundamentals of programming using a requirements-centred approach to algorithm design. Basic coding structures such as sequence, selection, and iteration will be covered. There will be an emphasis on practical exercises to develop programming experience and confidence.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: 5BUIS003W | Section: 1 | Open
This module examines the issues involved with recognising security threats to computer systems, their consequences and methods of dealing with such threats. In particular, it provides an overview of access controls, software development security, business continuity, legal issues and compliance, and physical security.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: 5COSC001W | Section: 1 | Open
This module covers in a practical way the design and implementation of object-oriented software for typical software applications through the entire software lifecycle.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: 5COSC002W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisites: Computer Science Practice
The module builds on the concepts of database design and data manipulation via SQL that were introduced in Computer Science Practice. In addition, it introduces UML notations, and Normalisation as a method for checking table structures. Application programming with embedded SQL and Data Security are also addressed.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: 5MMCS003W | Section: 1 | Open
This module provides practical knowledge and understanding of client-side or/else front-end development programming using advanced HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. Client-side technologies, including HTML5 Audio and Video are covered together with a client-side scripting language, a UI and CSS framework and a client-side scripting framework. The module also covers issues pertaining to front-end security.


Assessment: In-class Test (40%) ; Coursework (60%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: 6BUIS002W | Section: 1 | Open
This module will support major developments and issues in entrepreneurship and enterprise, underpinned and supported by information communication technologies. It will also encourage a mind set in creative thinking in seeking opportunities for new information driven start-ups and provide a critical assessment of their impact.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: 6CCGD001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requesite: C++ Programming experience is required for this module.
This module provides students 3D game development experience of group working using an industry standard shader based programming API with emphasis on in-depth understanding of advanced 3D graphics algorithms and object oriented software design principles. Students participate in a team work based on an incremental and iterative game development production process to manage the full life-cycle of a computer games project underpinned by an entrepreneurial approach with the awareness of professional practices.


Group Coursework 1 (40%); Group Practical Coursework (60%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: 6COSC001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: 5COSC001W Object Oriented Programming; 5COSC003W Software Development Group Project; 5COSC004W Client Server Architecture
This module builds on the skills developed in 5COSC001W, 5COSC003W and 5COSC004W, by extending OOD and analysis techniques with frameworks for Enterprise Application Development (EAD). Enterprise features of contemporary frameworks are identified and then used to develop applications. Methodologies for EAD are also explored. Throughout a focus is maintained on the layers of an Enterprise Application and the choice of an appropriate technology for each layer. By the end the student should be able to apply and reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of the variety of patterns, and methodologies used for EAD.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: 6COSC005W | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requesite: 5COSC006W Server-Side Web Development
The module covers the techniques and technologies involved in building large-scale advanced web applications. It is suitable for students with a background in web design and web development, with knowledge of web scripting and SQL.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: 6MMCS001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requesite: 4MMCS003W Web Design and Development; 4COSC001W Programming Principles I
This module is designed to give students an exposure to the complete design process of mobile interfaces, from concept creation to product testing. It exposes the students to user experience (UX) issues related to designing for multiple mobile platforms, devices and interaction styles. The module uses an industry-standard framework to demonstrate the aforementioned topics by implementing a mobile web app with responsive content and game like elements. It also covers augmented reality for mobiles using canvas and WebGL.


Assessment: In-class Test (40%); Group Coursework (60%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: 6MMCS004W | Section: 1 | Open
This module covers essential topics of advanced animation production (motion capture pipeline, data processing, animation blending, and incorporation of the animation in an industry standard games engine). It also provides an understanding of the issues, technologies and concepts underlying the vision of pervasive computing infrastructure to create alternative. This module covers essential topics of advanced animation production (motion capture pipeline, data processing, animation blending, and incorporation of the animation in an industry standard games engine). It also provides an understanding of the issues, technologies and concepts underlying the vision of pervasive computing infrastructure to create alternative.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: 6SENG001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: 5SENG001W Algorithms: Theory Design and Implementation
The module examines the use of formal methods in system specification and program development. A formal specification language will be covered in depth, with use of suitable case studies. The following areas will be covered: the mathematical notation of the specification language, the design of structured specifications, the use of tools to support specification development and the rigorous reasoning about specifications and programs. Additionally, students will be introduced to the framework of formal reasoning about program specification widely known in software industry as software verification.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: 6SENG002W | Section: 1 | Open
The module introduces the concurrent programming paradigm using a practical approach to provide the student with the skills and knowledge to be able to analyse, design and develop concurrent programs. Practical experience of concurrent programming is provided via the concurrency features of Java. The areas covered are: concurrency concepts; details of a concurrent programming language; a survey of classic concurrency problems; concurrent program design and analysis using FSP and Labelled Transition Systems.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: 4PSYC001W | Section: 1 | Open
This module provides a broad introduction to social psychology and the study of how individuals think, feel, and behave in a social context. Specific topics include an introduction to the nature of social existence (questioning the idea of reality and the meaning of death and dying) and social perception (including the self-concept; elements of social perception, and; stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination). Students will also learn about the impact of social influence (including conformity and obedience; attitudes and persuasion, and; group influence) and social relationships (attraction and close relationships; helping behaviour, and; aggression). As part of this module, students will also develop their academic essay-writing skills and exam-answering skills, and will be taught methods of using summative feedback to improve written work.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: 4PSYC002W | Section: 1 | Open
The study of “thinking” and how people process the world around them and interact with it forms a core topic in psychology, namely cognition. This module provides students with a broad overview of the key themes in Cognitive Psychology, including memory, attention, sensation and perception (including object recognition, imagery), learning theory, language and problem solving. Teaching will include both formal lectures and hands on activities to provide insight into how research into cognition is carried out.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: 5PSYC001W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisites: Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
Students taking this module will develop their competence in collecting and coding qualitative data by acquiring interviewing skills and by developing their skill in coding transcript data. They will also develop skills in designing, analysing, and interpreting the results of experiments with more than two conditions, and survey designs involving multiple predictors.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: 5PSYC008W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Pre-requisites: Biological Psychology
The first part of this module examines the general principles of neuronal communication at a more detailed level than when initially encountered in Biological Psychology. This knowledge is then related to the brain’s ability to adapt, to learn and to commit to memory and also to the complex circuits involved in specific sensory functions, such as vision and audition. Plasticity is a theme that runs throughout the module and we also consider the role of genetics in neuroscience.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: 6PSYC009W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Biological Psychology/Cognitive Psychology
The aetiology, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders are considered from a neuropsychological and neuroanatomical perspective. The theory and practice of clinical psychology in general is studied with an emphasis placed on how specialist knowledge of the neurosciences contributes to the understanding of psychological illness and the care of people experiencing mental health problems. Psychological conditions focused on in the module include, depression, the psychoses, and anxiety disorders.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: 6PSYC010W | Section: 1 | Open
This module provides an overview of the evolution and development of behaviours that shape modern day human beings. Exploring theories and empirical research from neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, comparative psychology, cognitive science and animal behaviour, we will explore how are cognitive capabilities have become uniquely human – or are they?


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: 6PSYC011W | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Cognitive Psychology OR musical training (at discretion of module leader)
With emphasis on cognitive theories, this module examines music in relation to the concept of mind. It includes an overview of auditory psychophysics and considers how cultural, social and neurological factors influence musical development. Links between music and perception, memory, emotion, language and creativity are also explored, providing students with a solid understanding of the cognitive mechanisms underlying musical production and appreciation. The module also considers the broad role that music plays in society and health.


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

Contact Hours: 60

Social and Historical Studies

4.0 Credits
Criminology | Course #: 6CRIM004W | Section: 1 | Open
Increasing levels of punishment in global society; harshness of prison regimes and community-based punishments; examines nature and critiques of contemporary penal punishment; considers present-day trends and forms of punishment in detail in UK and elsewhere; particular reference to the worldwide importance placed on the use of imprisonment.


Assessment: Research Report (50%); Essay (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Criminology | Course #: 6CRIM007W | Section: 1 | Open
State a protector against or perpetrator of crime? Informed by critical criminological theoretical perspectives, module interrogates such issues and explores the extent to which state formations engage in or facilitate crime; nature of state crime and human rights violations via range of contemporary case studies: poses question whether harms committed by states are more serious and widespread consequences than everyday crime.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Criminology | Course #: 6CRIM008W | Section: 1 | Open
Growing attention in criminology to ‘victimology’ alongside increased emphasis on victims in criminal justice policy; addresses key theoretical perspectives, including recent radical, critical and feminist victimologies, as well as more traditional approaches; such perspectives used to examine patterns in victimisation and effects of victimisation, especially for less visible groups (for example, children); raises questions about social contexts in which forms of victimisation are defined; considers responses of criminal justice system to victims along with government policy and international aspects of victimisation.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Criminology | Course #: 6CRIM011W | Section: 1 | Open
An examination of selected current research in Criminology on issues of contemporary theoretical, methodological and policy significance. Presentations on current or recent research will be given, some of which may be by external speakers, on topics which vary from year to year. Students will have the opportunity to discuss both substantive and methodological issues with specialists in the field.


Assessment: Methodological review (100%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
History | Course #: 6HIST002W | Section: 1 | Open
Historical origins of and approaches to contemporary world issues including: dissolution of Soviet Russia and its consequences; Ukraine crisis; terrorism; European enlargement; Eurozone crisis; rise of political Islam; rise of China; global memory culture; racism and antisemitism in Europe; genocide.


Assessment: Blog Post (30%); Exam (70%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
History | Course #: 6HIST003W | Section: 1 | Open
Cinema; sources; propaganda; Great War; Bolsheviks; Nazi propaganda; Hollywood; World War II; Cold War; newsreels; documentaries; Battle of the Somme; Goebbels; Harlan; Riefenstahl; Jennings; Curtiz; Eisenstein; Dovzhenko; Ministry of Information; RMVP; Office of War Information.


Assessment: IT Project (50%); Exam (50%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
History | Course #: 6HIST005W | Section: 1 | Open
The Troubles, Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein, Unionist Party, IRA, UVF, loyalists and republicans, unionists and Nationalists, OUP, SDLP, Orange Order, Brian Faulkner, Internment, Bloody Sunday, Sunningdale Agreement, Hunger Strikes, Bobby Sands, Tony Blair, Good Friday Agreement.


Assessment: Document Analysis (40%); Exam (60%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
History | Course #: 6HIST007W | Section: 1 | Open
This module examines the Suez Crisis in British decolonisation and the decline of Britain as a world power. It considers the nature of the British Empire; the impact of the Second World War; Whitehall and decolonisation; Anglo Egyptian relations; the course of the Suez Crisis; the Suez Crisis and the special relationship; Suez and the end of Empire; East of Suez and a continuing world role.


Assessment: Essay (70%); Documentary Analysis (30%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
History | Course #: 6HIST008W | Section: 1 | Open
Suffrage; legal rights and legislation; feminism and womens issues during the world wars; the 1950s/1960s; the Womens Liberation Movement; transnational and transatlantic networks; organised feminism and protests; feminism in popular culture.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
History | Course #: 6HIST009W | Section: 1 | Open
Legacy of World War Two; British military occupation; Britain and the creation of the Federal Republic; diplomatic relations; Britain and the German Democratic Republic; Representations in the media; Germany in popular culture and sport.


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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
History | Course #: 6HIST010W | Section: 1 | Open
Nineteenth-century origins of international organisations; approaches to international organisations; League of Nations; Council of Europe; European Coal and Steel Community; United Nations; European Economic Community; globalisation; international security; economic prosperity; peace keeping; Cold War.


Assessment: Essay (70%); Project Report (30%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
History | Course #: 6HIST013W | Section: 1 | Open
Winston Churchill. His career, achievements and legacy. A consideration of the value of biography as a discipline; debates about ‘great men’ in history; Churchill and his times.


Assessment: Take-home test (50%), Essay (50%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Sociology | Course #: 6SOCL002W | Section: 1 | Open
This module is an exploration in contemporary social theory. It introduces poststructuralist perspectives, and engages with an eclectic range of sociological theories and debates that provide new and exciting ways of thinking about life in the twenty-first century. Students are shown how theories can be used to explore, explain and understand contemporary social issues, problems or concerns.


Assessment: Exploration of a Concept Coursework (10%); Essay (90%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Sociology | Course #: 6SOCL003W | Section: 1 | Open
The module examines families and intimate life, drawing on the latest research in family studies in the UK and North America. It explores the concepts of family practices (the ‘doing’ of family), intimacy (the emotional quality of families and personal relationships) and issues in family policy and intervention. It examines the diversity of family, parenting and personal relationship practices, as well as anthropological and queer approaches to families and intimacy.


Assessment: Reflective Writing (40%); Essay (60%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Sociology | Course #: 6SOCL007W | Section: 1 | Open
This module examines the processes of the production and dissemination of news in contemporary societies. The main focus is on assessing the consequences of the concentration of media ownership and whether new media offers a viable alternative to monopolised media production. Based on case studies, the module analyses how news is produced, both linguistically and institutionally, the politics of citizenship and the need for a rigorous public realm.


Assessment: Proposal (30%); Case Study Project (70%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Sociology | Course #: 6SOCL008W | Section: 1 | Open
This module examines how immigration and emigration impacts on the structure and culture of local environments. Cultural fields such as literature, music, art and cuisine are explored to discuss the cultural networks and exchanges resulting from migration. Concepts of self, ‘other’, nation and community are used to study how contemporary immigrant identities are shaped by new mobilities, mixed cultures and new ways of communication.


Assessment: Presentation (30%); Analytical Exercise (70%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Sociology | Course #: 6SOCL009W | Section: 1 | Open
This module explores how the meanings of race are made and remade in acts of creative consumption. By consuming race, we make sense of other groups and cultures, communicate our own identities, express needs and desires, and discover new ways of thinking and being. Ranging across the terrain of popular culture, and finding race in some unusual and unexpected places, this module offers fresh and innovative ways of thinking about the centrality of race to our lives.


Assessment: Critical Reading (30%); Essay (70%).

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Sociology | Course #: 6SOCL011W | Section: 1 | Open
Education shapes pupil identities through the structure, policies, curriculum, culture and psycho-social dynamics of schooling. Using gender as the lens, and an intersectional analysis to evaluate other differences e.g., class, ethnicity, religion, sexuality and disability, this module examines identity work at school. Students will employ autobiographical methods to evaluate how they negotiated their educational identities at school.


Assessment: Autobiographical Essay (100%).

Contact Hours: 60

Social Sciences and Humanities

4.0 Credits
English, Linguistics & Cultural Studies | Course #: 1CRW602 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Non-native English speakers must have IELTS 7.0 or equivalent for this module
This module examines the different forms of writing the self (including autobiography, memoir, diaries, New Journalism), involving close study of existing literature combined with student exercises.


Assessment: Reflective Log and Essay (50%) and Creative Writing Piece (50%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
English, Linguistics & Cultural Studies | Course #: 1CRW603 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Non-native English speakers must have IELTS 7.0 or equivalent for this module
This module aims to explore the broad area of children's writing, from nursery rhymes to more sophisticated forms of crossover fiction. As well as allowing students to develop specific writing techniques and experiment with different genres, the module will introduce the theoretical foundations of children's writing, including psychoanalytical readings of children's literature, relevant narrative concepts and the pedagogical dimension of children's literature.


Assessment: Portfolio (100%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
English, Linguistics & Cultural Studies | Course #: 1ELG603 | Section: 1 | Open
Scots and other non-standard regional and ethnic Englishes of the British Isles, including their educational, social, cultural and political implications. The origin and history of the varieties; their linguistic and socio-linguistic features, cultural and literary manifestations, language attitudes and ethnolinguistic vitality, social and cultural value.


Assessment: Written report - 1500 words (30%) and Essay - 2500 words (70%)

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
English, Linguistics & Cultural Studies | Course #: 1ENL660 | Section: 1 | Open
This module explores constructions of sexuality from the mid-nineteenth century to the present and their representations in a range of literary and non-literary texts. It engages with key theories of sexuality and considers issues such as sexology; models of heterosexuality and homosexuality; notions of taboo; obscenity and censorship.


Assessment: Coursework 1 (40%) and Coursework 2 (60%)

Contact Hours: 60