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The University of Westminster, with 20,000 students, is divided into four campuses. Every campus has its own individual character and is home to a significant international student body, its own library, and catering facilities. The central campuses are all just a short distance from many famous London landmarks. Students have three options for course credit: 1) students may enroll in 3 classes per semester for a total of 12 U.S. credits; 2) students may enroll in 2 classes plus an internship module (including a Professional and Personal Skills Development module) for a total of 12 U.S. credits, or 3) students may enroll in 4 classes for a total of 16 U.S. credits (this option carries an additional fee).

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Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (overnight, day)

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

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Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

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Application Requirements

  • 2.7 GPA (except Media & Design students – must have 3.0)
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API Application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Portfolio of work must be submitted if applying for practical modules at the School of Media, Art, and Design
  • Program of study statement
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with supporting documents for stays under 6 months or valid passport with student visa for stays over 6 months

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API London programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • Stonehenge & Bath

    This is your chance to see one of the wonders of the world, Stonehenge. Everyone has heard of Stonehenge, but mystery still shrouds it from how the stones made it to their final resting place to the exact purpose of the site. After exploring one of the best prehistoric sites in Europe, students will be off to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here students can travel through time, exploring what Bath may have been like during the Roman Occupation through the Roman Baths or explore the Georgian Architecture and Fashion of Jane Austen’s time.

  • Peaks, Plague, and Puddings

    Escaping the hustle and bustle of London, students will head north to the rolling hills of Derbyshire. Nottingham, with its links to the legend of Robin Hood, is one of the largest cities in the East Midlands. You can enjoy the National Justice Museum, the Robin Hood Experience, or enjoy all the boutiques and cafes Nottingham has to offer. A journey to Derbyshire is not complete without a stop in Bakewell and a chance to sample one of the UK’s most popular puddings (dessert), the Bakewell Tart. Students will stay in Eyam, also known as the plague village. In 1665, when plague broke out, the villagers chose to isolate themselves, preventing infection from spreading. These days Eyam is a great base for outdoor activities, taking in the beautiful landscape of the national park. Before heading back to London, students will have a chance to explore a stately home that was once home to the rich and famous of English history
  • Oxford & Blenheim Palace

    A stunning, but perhaps overlooked attraction when visiting Oxford, is Blenheim Palace. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is most notable for being the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill. After exploring the beautiful Baroque architecture, students will have time to explore the City of Dreaming Spires, Oxford. Oxford dates back to the 12th century as a place for scholars and today it continues to be the home of the 38 colleges that make up the University of Oxford.

  • Stonehenge & Bath

    This is your chance to see one of the wonders of the world, Stonehenge. Everyone has heard of Stonehenge, but mystery still shrouds it from how the stones made it to their final resting place to the exact purpose of the site. After exploring one of the best prehistoric sites in Europe, students will be off to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here students can travel through time, exploring what Bath may have been like during the Roman Occupation through the Roman Baths or explore the Georgian Architecture and Fashion of Jane Austen’s time.

  • Wales Weekend

    Wales has more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Every hill, church or standing stone has a story all of its own. Cardiff, the capital city is the location of many Dr. Who scenes, and the Welsh countryside is home to picturesque abbeys and castles painted by many artists through the centuries.

  • Harry Potter Studio Tour

    The Harry Potter Studio Tour London provides a unique showcase of the extraordinary British artistry, technology, and talent that went into making one of the most successful film series of all time. Students have the chance to go behind-the-scenes and see many things the camera never showed. From breathtakingly detailed sets to stunning costumes to props and animatronics. Students explore a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes, and props. Some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics, will be revealed.

  • Stonehenge & Bath

    This is your chance to see one of the wonders of the world, Stonehenge. Everyone has heard of Stonehenge, but mystery still shrouds it from how the stones made it to their final resting place to the exact purpose of the site. After exploring one of the best prehistoric sites in Europe, students will be off to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here students can travel through time, exploring what Bath may have been like during the Roman Occupation through the Roman Baths or explore the Georgian Architecture and Fashion of Jane Austen’s time.

  • Wales Weekend

    Wales has more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Every hill, church or standing stone has a story all of its own. Cardiff, the capital city is the location of many Dr. Who scenes, and the Welsh countryside is home to picturesque abbeys and castles painted by many artists through the centuries.

  • Harry Potter Studio Tour

    The Harry Potter Studio Tour London provides a unique showcase of the extraordinary British artistry, technology, and talent that went into making one of the most successful film series of all time. Students have the chance to go behind-the-scenes and see many things the camera never showed. From breathtakingly detailed sets to stunning costumes to props and animatronics. Students explore a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes, and props. Some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics, will be revealed.

  • Peaks, Plague, and Puddings

    Escaping the hustle and bustle of London, students will head north to the rolling hills of Derbyshire. Nottingham, with its links to the legend of Robin Hood, is one of the largest cities in the East Midlands. You can enjoy the National Justice Museum, the Robin Hood Experience, or enjoy all the boutiques and cafes Nottingham has to offer. A journey to Derbyshire is not complete without a stop in Bakewell and a chance to sample one of the UK’s most popular puddings (dessert), the Bakewell Tart. Students will stay in Eyam, also known as the plague village. In 1665, when plague broke out, the villagers chose to isolate themselves, preventing infection from spreading. These days Eyam is a great base for outdoor activities, taking in the beautiful landscape of the national park. Before heading back to London, students will have a chance to explore a stately home that was once home to the rich and famous of English history
  • Oxford & Blenheim Palace

    A stunning, but perhaps overlooked attraction when visiting Oxford, is Blenheim Palace. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is most notable for being the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill. After exploring the beautiful Baroque architecture, students will have time to explore the City of Dreaming Spires, Oxford. Oxford dates back to the 12th century as a place for scholars and today it continues to be the home of the 38 colleges that make up the University of Oxford.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - Up to 16 credits per semester

The University of Westminster, with 20,000 students, is divided into four campuses. Every campus has its own individual character and is home to a significant international student body, its own library, and catering facilities. The central campuses are all just a short distance from many famous London landmarks.

Students have three options for course credit:

  • students may enroll in 3 classes per semester for a total of 12 U.S. credits;
  • students may enroll in 2 or 3 classes plus an internship module (including a Professional and Personal Skills Development module) for a total of 12-16 U.S. credits, or
  • students may enroll in 4 classes for a total of 16 U.S. credits.

Final registration and course confirmation do not occur prior to program departure. Timetables are not available until registration on campus, and courses may fill. As such, students are required to choose four courses and indicate one alternate per course on the course selection form. Students are restricted to taking two practical modules per semester (e.g. studio-based courses). There is an add/drop period at Westminster during the first week of classes. After that time, no changes can be made.

TRANSCRIPTS

Students receive an official transcript from the University of Westminster upon successful completion of the program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Kelsey Patton

    Kelsey Patton will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - kelsey.patton@apiabroad.com

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    Heather Lees

    Heather Lees will be your Resident Director in London and a resource for you on-site.

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    Anna McCole

    Anna McCole will be your Student Services Coordinator in England and a resource for you while you are abroad with us!

  • Ross Thomas LONDON

    Thomas Ross

    Hometown: Canterbury, England
    International Experience:
    Taught English in Vietnam and Hong Kong.
    Education:
    BA honors degree from the University of Wales Lampeter and a Masters in Film Studies
    from UEA.
    Why did you choose to work in the field of international education, and what attracted you to
    API?

    I have chosen to work in the field of international education because of the huge role it plays in
    shaping a student’s life for the better. Having worked with students from a variety of different
    nationalities, ages and backgrounds I have seen first-hand the positive impact that studying abroad
    has on a student’s development both academically and personally. I was attracted to API due it’s
    status as a market leader in offering study abroad experiences to American students and am keen to
    maintain the high standards set by the organization.

COURSE OFFERINGS

For complete course listings arranged by campus and department, see the links below. Special, London-focused programs and internship options are also detailed below these links.

Students can elect to take 3 or 4 modules per semester.

For practical modules at Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, evidence of capability in each discipline you are interested in (demonstrated through a portfolio) is an important part of the admissions process and must be submitted at the time of application. For details of what your portfolio must include, please contact your Program Coordinator. In addition, students are restricted to taking:

  • a maximum of 2 practical modules in each semester from Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
  • a maximum of 1 module from the London Studies Portfolio (if taking 3 modules)
  • a maximum of 2 modules from the London Studies Portfolio (if taking 4 modules)

Fashion Industry

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.

INTERNSHIP COURSE

Students can apply for an internship as part of a single semester or year-long study abroad program at the University of Westminster. Internship placements are competitive as only 50 students will be admitted each semester. The internship option requires students to complete the “Professional and Personal Skills Development” module (available to U.S. students only). The internship equates to 4 U.S. credits and is taken along with two other modules.

  • A visa is required for any students participating in the internship program.
  • Alongside a student’s academic studies, they will be expected to work 14 hours over two to three days per week in their internship.
  • All internships are voluntary and therefore unpaid.
  • The BET (Business Experience Team) endeavors to secure students an internship in their chosen field by the end of the third week of classes. Students in the past have secured placement in the following areas: Architecture, Arts, Catering Management, Ceramics, Environmental Organizations, Fashion and Design, Business and Trade, Charities and NGOs, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Journalism, Information Technology, Libraries, Media and Publishing, Music and Theater, Politics, Psychology, and many more!
  • Students who wish to apply for the internship program must indicate this preference on the API application. In addition, students must complete and submit the internship application along with their CV/résumé, personal statement, 1 passport-sized photo, and signed code of conduct by the application deadline.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Students at the University of Westminster who are enrolled full-time receive a total of 60-80 UK credits (the equivalent of 12-16 US semester credits or 24-32 ECTS credits) in one semester. Students generally complete 3-4 modules per semester, as the majority of modules are worth 20 UK credits (the equivalent of 4 US semester credits or 8 ECTS credits) each

Typography and Communication 1

This module aims to promote joy and enthusiasm for the design and use of letterforms. It seeks to develop awareness and sensitivity in the selection and manipulation of letterforms to create engaging and effective communication. It introduces the historical, cultural and technological developments that have influenced the vast array of forms available for the design and presentation of ideas and information through the visible word. Portfolio required.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Visual Narratives

This module provides an introduction to the various forms of visual storytelling. You will learn how ideas and information may be constructed and communicated through a variety of representational means and media. Through practical workshops and project tasks, you will be invited to explore ways by which language, ideas and imagery may be presented through linear and non-linear narratives. Portfolio required.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Visual Representation

In this module you will explore and examine the means by which we represent ideas, objects and events within our world. Through general research you will gain an awareness of the historical developments of the representational systems currently in use. Through project work and introductory exercises you will explore and examine the representational means and systems available for communication.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Cities: Expansion, Culture and Conflict, 1850-1939

["Growth of London","impact of industrial and technological change, economy and trade","transport","industry","work","housing","immigration","poverty","public health","crime","protest and radicalism","leisure","education","governance","impact of war","consumerism","suburban living."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Swinging London: A Revolution and Its Legacy

["Post-war London","economic, social, cultural and political change since the 1960s","London as a Metropolis","housing and transport","regeneration","youth culture","policing and protest","class and ethnicity."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Monarchy - A Royal History of London

This module examines London as the historical setting for monarchy and national ceremonial. As such the module considers Royalty’s central place in British life and examines how its purpose and function have changed over the centuries. It also investigates Royalty’s influence on British history and society and its impact on government, culture and science. Finally the module will consider how the monarchy has adapted – and continues to adapt – to changing times and how critics react to it.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Yoga and Meditation

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.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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People and Organisations

The course is designed as an introduction tothe subject of Organisational Behaviour, which helps people in organisations to have a better understanding of factors that influence behaviour. It aims to improve selfunderstanding and also understanding of the behaviour of other people. The module draws on insights and research from 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 “common sense” understandings of behaviour.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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The Role of the Manage

["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."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Figure Drawing

Figure drawing is the traditional basis for training the artist’s eye and hand. Through specific exercises, students learn to control line and gesture, to model form in light and dark, and to depict accurately the forms and proportions of the human body.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Introduction to Image Media

["This module examines image media in relationship to industry and institutions","media texts","audiences","technology and the effect of social media on the consumption and generation of culture and social interaction. To introduce students to theories and debates about mass media and its role in contemporary society. To provide tools for analysing and deconstructing images in mass media, social media, media production and consumption."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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The Constructed Photograph

In this module students are introduced to the practice of constructing a photographic image both in the studio and on location. Students will be introduced to the use of electronic flash lighting and large format film cameras used to make high quality photographic images. They will also be introduced to the analogue colour darkroom and the making of C-Type prints. Alongside this students will be introduced to some of the major theoretical debates around the constructed photograph will look at a wide range of relevant contemporary and historical work. Pre-requisite: Previous darkroom experience. Portfolio required.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Photography from the Cold War to the Present

This module examines the history and theory of post war photography in relation to cultural and socio-political developments of the period (eg. Abstraction, the Cold War, etc.). Exploring those developments in terms of corresponding theoretical developments – formalism, conceptualism, postmodernism, etc. – the module traces the post war history of photography through to our contemporary global culture.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Photographing the City: London (Study Abroad)

This module is concerned with an investigation of the city as represented through historical and contemporary photography. Through a series of lectures, workshops, photo walks and gallery visits students gain a critical perspective on the city as a social, cultural, architectural and artistic phenomenon. Through a research and development process they focus on an aspect of the city to represent through their own photographic project.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Digital First: Introduction to Producing Online and Multimedia Journalism

["This module introduces students to the research, writing and production skills needed to work for online\/multimedia outlets. It builds on the work done on writing, research and story genres in the Level 4 module News, Feature, Comment. Students develop basic audio and video production skills","they learn how to gather\/record audio\/video material, how to edit it, how to structure audio\/video material to tell coherent and engaging stories."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Introduction to Consumer and Lifestyle Journalism

This module aims to help students develop an understanding of consumer journalism, in particular the lifestyle sector. The module covers the business models that support lifestyle publications, including customer publishing and advertorials, going on to look at branded content and native advertising online. Students also analyse the ways lifestyle and consumer journalism are being changed by online networks, social media, mobile app, blogs and video blogging.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Journalism: Stories and Histories

This module introduces students to the history of journalism and aims to give them an understanding of both the broader patterns of social change that underpin that history and also key stories and pieces of journalism from the past. The module starts with the birth of modern journalism in the late eighteenth century, considers the birth of campaigning and investigative journalism, the beginning of war reporting and the rise of the press barons and then onto to the twentieth century, before moving to consider the development online journalism.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Intercultural Communication: An Introduction

This module provides an introduction to Intercultural Communication. It draws on theory from a range of disciplines to help students better understand the complexities of communicating with people from other cultures. Students will be helped, using intercultural theorists, to become more aware of how culture influences them and others, and to reflect on how it affects the ways they communicate and act.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Objects and Meaning: World Cultures in London Galleries and Museums

This module introduces the study of cultural objects and examines their local, regional and global meanings in social, political and historical perspective.Students will acquire skills of object analysis and visit London galleries and museums to apply them. They will examine the production of artefacts, assess the impact of trade, war and migration on their circulation, and consider contemporary debates about the politics of ownership and access.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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People, Culture and Property

["This module offers a fresh and innovative approach to property law including a variety of approaches to alternative definitions of property law.The development and classification of modern property law are considered from various perspectives","historical, analytical and philosophical.The module can be studied on its own or may be a valuable introduction to several higher level modules."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Criminal Justice: Crime and Punishment

Aims of a Penal System, Overview of Criminological Theory, Purpose and Effectiveness of Penalties, Prisons, Media, Statistics and Crime, Police, Youth Crime and Justice, Victims

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Introduction to Business Law

Review of the elements of a valid contract, contracts covered by The Sale of Goods Act 1979, The Sale and Supply of Goods Act 1994, the Consumer Credit Act 2006 and The Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982, Equality Act 2010. The employment contract, agency, consumer credit and an insight into business organisations, partnerships and company law and competition law are also covered.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Introduction to Rights and the Law

This module provides an introduction to rights while at the same time trying to motivate students to later deepen their interest in human rights law. It starts with broad discussion on rights and continues with an exploration of the central institutions of the human rights regime while pointing to some of the main controversies in the human rights system. The module will address the tension between universalism and relativism, the difficulties with regard to the right holders (individuals, groups, collectivities, organisations) and point to current and future controversies and challenges in the areas of rights in general and human rights in particular.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Mooting and Advocacy

Students will be guided through the processes required to undertake a moot, by practically researching and applying the law and developing confidence in advocacy. Students will also explore basic theories of how the space and performance of the courtroom affects both practitioner and client experience of law, in order to enhance understanding of how to effectively deliver and perform oral arguments.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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The Portrayal of Justice: Screen Representations of Law and Lawyers

["This module draws upon a range of material from film and television to explore representations of law, justice and legal personnel. What do the images","plots, characters and storylines tell the viewers about the law and legal system? The module uses the films and television portrayals as the primary source of material in concert with texts and other academic commentary."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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London Lives: Migrant London

The module introduces the regulatory framework for individual behaviour on social media sites, particularly Facebook and Twitter. It considers why such sites are attractive, how they are used and how the law interacts with individual usage. It covers the psychology of trolling and the application of both civil and criminal penalties. Case studies are used to explore both behaviour and punishment.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Islamic Law in Context

["This course aims to provide students with an introduction to the sources, nature and function of Islamic law","as well as to offer a framework for thinking about social realities and institutional structures that help shape Islamic law. It will include both issues of theory such as the relationship between Islam and the state and the practical application of these concepts such as contracts and Islamic finance law."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Introduction to Legal Practice

This module introduces students to essential elements of law in practice. It explains the application of the law and makes students familiar with the operation of legal rules and procedures in the main practice areas.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Marketing Principles

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.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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The Power of Brands

Creating and managing successful brands is a source of competitive advantage to modern organizations. This module provides students with the fundamental understanding of brands, brand positioning and brand portfolio management. It engages students by practical demonstration of the effective use of marketing and branding tools.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Developing Contemporary Media Practice

This module further develops your core practice skills and conceptual development across the media areas of moving image, still image and new media. You will work collaboratively to respond to a given brief to produce work in each media area, thereby demonstrating your deployment of key production skills and the development of your creative ideas. Portfolio required.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Media Representations

This theory module focuses on the role of media representations in the framing of contemporary experience, including urban space, gender, ethnicity, technology, history, and politics, along with their critical analysis in the context of specific media artefacts.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Media Explorations

This module allows you to engage with media from an experimental perspective, choosing from, and possibly working across, a range of media disciplines and practices. The emphasis is on exploratory approaches, where traditions, ideas and technologies are subject to creative play, testing, experiment and realisation.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Celebrity Culture and the Media

This module offers a critical exploration of the evolving role celebrities play in the media, public relations, advertising and wider contemporary culture.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Media and Globalisation

The module introduces students to the institutional practices and patterns of media around the globe – including African, Asian, Middle Eastern, North American and European media. Focusing on some of the main theoretical approaches to media systems and practices in different geographic regions, the module aims to identify key issues in international media and introduce comparative analysis of media systems in different regions.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Fundamentals of Pharmacology

The module explores the scope of pharmacology and introduces the concept of drugs as biologically active, selective molecules. In addition, drug interactions with cellular targets will be studied in order to provide examples of their clinical usage and consideration of potential adverse effects. The significance of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion in determining systemic drug action will also be studied.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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British Politics

["This module examines the constitutional and institutional dynamics of contemporary British politics within and beyond Westminster and Whitehall. It provides a critical analysis of these dynamics in relation to contemporary political debates and events","new patterns of political allegiance and participation","and the movement from government to governance."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Democracy in Crisis

["This module introduces students to the contested idea and practice of democracy. At the end of the twentieth century, it appeared that democracy was well on the way to achieving universal consent","but recently we have witnessed significant challenges to this trend across the globe. This module investigates the nature of these very different challenges to democracy, whether the rise of anti-politics in advanced industrial nations or the failures of the Arab Spring to replace autocratic with democratic regimes."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Global Governance and the State

["The notion of the state as a sovereign actor is being challenged by global and regional integration, and national fragmentation","processes, which may undermine the state\u2019s capacity to govern. Global governance implies a need to govern, make decisions and act collectively given the rise in global challenges. The module explores the opportunities for and effectiveness of global governance, including international organisations. The study of global governance is highly relevant to all as \u2018citizens of the world\u2019."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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The Global Politics of Migration

["The political importance of migration has increased sharply in recent decades. The module - which focuses on Europe but has a strong comparative global element - studies the entire migration process and the many factors shaping it: domestic pressures (social, economic, political) in sending states","globalization processes","the policies of host states and regions","the active role of migrants themselves."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Introduction to Property Economics and Property Accountancy

This module explores economics and accounting. It will provide a critical overview which will enable students to reason and argue using economic and accounting theory and principles. They will understand the context in which the property market exists and will be aware of exogenous factors impacting on property and the consequences of changes in the property market on the economy.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Biological Psychology

The module considers human psychology and behaviour from a biological perspective. The module assumes no prior knowledge and provides a basic introduction into the breadth of psychobiology, neurology, psychophysiology and related areas. This includes introductory level neuroanatomy and physiology, progressing to higher organisation of the nervous system and functional anatomy.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Developmental Psychology

This course contributes to the profile of the Psychologist by analyzing the own processes related to the different evolutionary moments of humans throughout the life cycle, such as physical, psychomotor, cognitive, affective and social development. This enables to interpret their behaviors and to optimize the development, by adapting interventions from this evolving reality. NB Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Campaigning: Persuasion & Influence

The aim of this module is to explore a range of public relations and advertising tools used in social and public campaigns with particular focus on contemporary practice. We examine their context: economic, political and socio- cultural influences, and investigate how campaigning methods interrelate. It combines critical analysis with practical skills, and aims to enhance analytical thought, hands-on ability, and confidence in delivery, with the former underpinning the latter.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Bulletins and Blogs

This module is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to write and prepare copy and audio for radio production to be used in a news context. Students will create content for live new broadcast and initiate, research and produce news stories for online distribution.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Identity and Society

This module provides a critical vocabulary for exploring and understanding the relationship between the self and society. It introduces classic and contemporary accounts of identity and critically explores sociological accounts of identity and its formation.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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London Explored

The module uses London as a context to explore sociological theory and to assess and conduct quantitative research in relation to the city. Students are introduced to the themes of the nightmare/utopic/cosmopolitan/global city and use these to write an individual literature review in preparation for designing and conducting a group research project on an aspect of contemporary London life.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Understanding Race

This module provides an introduction to key contemporary debates in the sociology of race. Each week is organised around a key concept, challenging ‘commonsense’ ideas about racial difference, ethnicity and culture. Exploring the fascinating role of race in the organisation of social and cultural life, this module assumes no prior knowledge of the topic, and provides an excellent foundation for the further study of race.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Introducing Gender

Gender really needs no introducing – from the moment we are born we are caught up in this most pervasive scheme for ordering the world. Introducing Gender aims to outline the ways in which gender has been understood, and challenged, in sociological and feminist thought. Central to this is the hierarchical division of men and women, and the sites and sources of this gendered power in society.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Migrant London

This module will explore immigrant lives and their contexts in London. Starting with a historical overview and an introduction to theories of integration, assimilation and settlement, the module will examine current and past processes of inclusion and exclusion in different spheres of society, including politics, the (regular and irregular) labour market, the education system and the criminal justice system. It will also look at linguistic, literary and artistic cultural production.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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The Spanish World and the Word 2

["Beginners, false beginners and intermediate students of Spanish will learn a range of language skills, cultural competencies and critical abilities to enable them to function with a limited to fair degree of linguistic and cultural autonomy in Spanish-speaking countries and the learning environment. Language and culture are taught in an integrated way through task-based and enquiry-based approaches to learning. Student will achieve levels A2\u2013B1 (beginners or false beginners) or A2\u2013B2 (intermediate) on the CEFR","Students will be required to attend a testing session upon arrival to confirm eligibility."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Strategic Planning for Tourism

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 research and develop an understanding of the plans and policies that shape development and change in the area, identify its characteristics, evaluate its tourism resources and make realistic recommendations to enhance its potential as a visitor destination.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Current Debates in Tourism

This module presents a dynamic overview of current trends and issues in the tourism sector. The programme will be based around current tourism issues and topics and aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of the background, nature and implications of these. Teaching and learning sessions will focus on discrete topics that highlight the changing nature of tourism and its industries such as the emergence of new business models, destinations and markets, and on external factors that influence the tourism industry such as climate change and world or political events.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Strategic Planning for Tourism and Events

["This module explores the context for strategic tourism and events planning exploring their 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: first evaluate a place, identifying its potential as a visitor destination and making proposals develop the visitor economy","second considers an event and its role in destination development."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Hospitality in Tourism and Events

Hospitality is integral to the delivery of tourism and event services. Understanding the landscape and operations and related issues of this very large sector is vital. The module will cover the various aspects of the hospitality industry, which includes the accommodation and catering sub-sectors. The module will also explore management issues, price and revenue management as well as the structure of the sector and the regulations pertaining to it.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Television in London

Working in one large and several small groups students devise and produce a factual pro-gramme realised in a multicamera studio. Studio based multicamera television show. Students work in a large group to produce one 25 minute live magazine programme. Students learn how to schedule, source talent, produce a running order, design and build a simple set and work collectively towards the recording of a live show in a proscribed amount of ‘on-air’ time. There is an emphasis on collective responsibility and problem solving.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Legal Aspects of Employment 5

The module aims to introduce the major areas of employment regulation including those relating to recruitment, the contract of employment through to redundancy and dismissal. The module is intended to provide an overview of the employment relationship, rather than to focus in detail on the operation of specific employment laws. It will be extremely valuable both to employees and potential managers in understanding the importance of the legal context of the employment relationship and its contribution to a successful business both in local and international

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Academic Language for Disciplinary Study 5

The module is designed to enable students to develop their ability to use academic English for disciplinary study at Level 5 of their studies. Using practice-oriented and research-informed pedagogy, the module will enable students to develop Level 5 skills, including linguistic competence in academic contexts as well as critical understanding, analysis and evaluation skills, in order to meet the demands of their academic courses in an independent and responsible manner.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Digital Pathways (CGI 2)

This Digital Pathways module supports you to help develop your digital animation skills in a specific area of interest. Understanding how your interests fit in to the wider world (both industrial and academic) is vital to your personal and professional development, and this module aims to support you to pursue an individual specialism that is both creative and informed. Typical paths for research include: 2D animation, 3D character animation, and interactive animation

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Expressions of Arabic Culture 2

["Second-year post-beginner students of Arabic will learn a range of language skills, cultural competencies and critical abilities to enable them to function with an intermediate level of linguistic and cultural autonomy in Arabic-speaking environments. Language and culture are taught through task-based and enquiry-based approaches with special emphasis on the promotion of intercultural understanding. Students will achieve levels A2\u2013B2","Pre-requisite: 5ARAB001W Expressions of Arabic Culture 1 or equivalent Students will be required to attend a testing session upon arrival to confirm eligibility."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Time-based Media: Film

Students should should have some kind of design background - the module uses Premiere Pro. In this module students are required to study a specified interior through the medium of film. Working in ‘crews’ that include a director, editor and camera operator you will develop a film proposal through storyboard, text and drawing. This proposal will then be shot on location in your selected interior and edited into a short film that will be presented to the group.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Exhibition and Spatial Design

This module offers students the opportunity to study in detail how temporary and permanent exhibitions are designed and curated.It primarily covers the re-evaluation of existing interior spaces, space planning and the analysis and thematic organisation of collections, together with the process of researching and editing content.Specialist workshops deal with the creative interpretation of specific design briefs and the articulation of creative design responses. The Module also considers the inter-relatedness of exhibition design, graphics.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Operations and 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."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Applied Management

Online technology has altered how many industries operate in the modern business environment. One of the industries that has changed most is the entertainment industry, this module will explore how online technologies have effected this industry and what lessons can be learnt for other industries.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Web-enabled Business

The purpose of the module is to provide students with a clear understanding of all aspects involved in designing, developing and maintaining a web-enabled business. The module builds a comprehensive insight of key strategic considerations in web design and the necessity of aligning web presence with business objectives and organisational strategy.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Bioinformatics

The module will build on the cell biology, biochemistry, information technology and critical thinking skills acquired at level 4. This module will allow students to develop skills in the area of bioinformatics including the computational analysis of DNA and protein sequences using alignment and evolutionary models. Students will use a variety ofcomputational methods to assign gene and protein function including data from gene expression analysis and proteomics.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Exploring the Microbial World

["The physiological and metabolic diversity of micro-organisms (eukaryotes, prokaryotes, archae) and their impacts on the environment (e.g. nutrient cycles)","and man (e.g. technological applications) will be explored. Safe handling of micro-organisms, their identification, enumeration and control also will be considered."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Medical Genetics in Practice

Students will build on their knowledge of classical, population and diagnostic genetics and genomics from core module: Medical Genetics and Genomics. Students will be introduced to the field of applied medical genetics through the detailed study of both common and rare human genetic disorders. Several complex disorders will be explored in detail from different perspectives. The importance of medical genetics will be highlighted through the consideration of recent developments, current practices and new perspectives in modern medicine, including ethical aspects. Pre-requisites: 4BIOL002W Cell Biology and 4BICH001W Biochemistry or equivalent

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Applied Pathobiology

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.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Law and the Business

This module focusses on those aspects of business law that are relevant to business operations, including contract, tort, company and employment law.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Business Analytics

This module introduces students to the Operational Research (OR) techniques, commonly used for business analytics, such as Linear programming, forecasting and simulation. It helps students to develop and analyse analytical models that support making effective business decisions.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Business Decision Making

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.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Expressions of Chinese Culture 2

["Second-year post-beginner students of Chinese will learn a range of language skills, cultural competencies and critical abilities to enable them to function with an intermediate level of linguistic and cultural autonomy in Chinesespeaking environments. Language and culture are taught through task-based and enquiry-based approaches with special emphasis on the promotion of intercultural understanding. Students will achieve levels A2\u2013B2","Pre-requisite: 5CHIN001W Expressions of Chinese Culture 1 or equivalent Students will be required to attend a testing session upon arrival to confirm eligibility."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Aesthetics of Television Drama

["An examination of television forms, including the \u2018quality\u2019 drama series\/serial, situation and sketch comedy, the aesthetics of such forms and the nature of their address to their audiences. The module will address the UK and the US industry contexts","networks, studios and channel branding","reflexivity in \u2018cult\u2019 TV and internet presence."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Cinema Dream and Fantasy

This module examines key critical and popular uses of analogies between film and dreams. It considers the relationship between film as a culture industry and changing notions of fantasy and reality, referring to mainstream and avant-garde cinema. In particular, it will discuss the pleasures offered by film spectatorship by exploring the significance of psychoanalysis to film theory with regards voyeurism, sexual difference and the formation of identity.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Client Server Architecture

This module introduces the student to the various layers of software architectures, from the network to the application layer, to enable them to maintain, build and deploy a typical client server system.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Mobile Application Development

The Android mobile programming architecture. Restrictions of using small devices such as mobile phones tablets and wearables. Programming user interfaces, networking, persistent storage and multi-threading. Device profiling, application deployment and installation.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Radical Criminology

This module explores contemporary debates in radical criminological theory from the 1960’s to date. By considering radical perspectives (including labelling, feminist, abolitionist and late modern theories) students will critically analyse contemporary criminological theories and apply theoretical argument to current issues concerning crime and its control.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Youth, Crime and Justice

["Perceptions of young people and the \u2018crime problem\u2019 in late modern societies","offers a critical perspective on the construction of youth crime and State responses to it","examines understandings of \u2018youth\u2019 as a social problem and the relationship between social exclusion and young people\u2019s offending and experiences of victimisation","critical examination of development of responses to young people\u2019s offending."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Analysis of Economic and Business Data

The module will provide an overview of probability theory and the theory of statistical inference, and will develop a range of applications derived from this theoretical framework. A particular emphasis will be placed on the development of the single equation regression model, emphasising the applications of the model within a causal modelling context and the manner in which the model can be used for prediction/forecasting purposes.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Money Banking and Financial Markets

This module is designed to provide an introduction to the flow of funds in the economy, the banking sector and to financial markets and systems, all of which are essential to the functioning of modern economies. Although the module is about financial systems in general, there will be frequent reference to contemporary issues and problems, and to their historical antecedents. The approach will incorporate a blend of published economic and financial data, and as far as possible, international comparisons.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Global Economic Issues

Globalisation has created a constantly changing and interconnected international economic environment. This module draws on economic analysis to provide critical insights and analysis of the causes, consequences and solutions to a diverse range of topical global economic issues. These might include: managing international labour migration, tackling poverty and global inequality, mitigating against climate change, international trade disputes, global economic crises and the challenges of sustainable energy and development.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Information and Digital Economics

This module explores the impact of the digital economy. Digital products are intensive in terms of their information content, profoundly affecting their production and consumption. The growing availability of ‘Big Data’ creates scope for new competitive insights for companies. At a macroeconomic level, too, the growth of the internet and digital technology offers major opportunities for governments seeking to harness the potential of the ‘new economy’.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies: English Literature

["The module addresses the literature of travel, exploration and adventure with a particular emphasis on the writing of disaster. Through the analysis of a wide range of fictional and non-fictional material, the module will examine themes such as the quest","the desire for mastery over nature and other peoples","the discovery of other worlds","estrangement and solitude","the sublime","and the desire for, and terror of, extreme experience. The module will consider the spatial and temporal dimensions of exploration, physical and mental challenge, and the capacity of language to describe such conditions."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Monsters

A critical examination of the figure of the monster and the metaphors of monstrosity across a wide historical range of fictional, film and non-fictional texts. The various ways in which images of monsters have been used in political, economic and social contexts will be considered, as will continuities and discontinuities in the conventions of representation.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Entrepreneurial Practice

This module is an action based entrepreneurial practice in generating revenue for a chosen organization. The student is expected to fulfil the modules learning outcomes through the entrepreneurial project and written assessment. This module provides a way for students to pursue enterprise and entrepreneurial skills through the process of entrepreneurial learning.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Contemporary Global Issues

This module will explore regional and global problems and their impact on the world’s resources, the environment and human societies (social and economic). The underlying causes of environmental and societal pressures, e.g. climate change and infectious and non-infectious diseases, will be identified and examined and the risks these pose, e.g. water scarcity and conflicts and biodiversity loss, examined.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Marketing Tourism and Events

This module considers the principles of marketing in the context of tourism and event services. It considers how the marketing mix is applied in practice to tourism and events, for example the components of the product, traditional and digital marketing communications, and how people and process are used effectively in different tourism and event contexts.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Global Fashion Retailing

This module has been designed to develop students understanding of the key drivers for the globalisation of the fashion retail industry. The key models relating to retail globalisation will be reviewed and applied to contemporary fashion case studies with focus on the key success factors and risks for businesses expanding internationally. The module will introduce the key concepts relating to consumer behaviour in the fashion with specific reference to the importance of understanding culture in global markets.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Visual Merchandising

This course explores contemporary visual merchandising strategies. It focuses primarily on understanding visual merchandising techniques, concepts and processes, and recognizes how visual merchandising efforts support retailing trends and sales success in retail store spaces. The course analyzes the philosophy behind the creative process and identifies a variety of resources for idea development such as marketplace dynamics and consumer trends. The aim of this course is to prepare students in the process of designing, planning, and organizing visual displays and in-store designs that effectively communicate brand identity. Through lectures students will learn theory and techniques for visual displays. Students will apply this knowledge to the design and creation of model window display and/or in-store designs. This course provides a vision of how retailers in todays environment are adapting visual merchandising and communication strategies to meet consumers' demands.

Contemporary Fine Art Practice 2.2 Presentation

This module is practice based and supports and enables you to consolidate personal concerns relevant to the development of your practice, with the arena of contemporary Fine Art. This module enables you to develop a body of work with increasing conceptual depth.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Contemporary Fine Art Ideas & Form

The aim of this module is to raise and discuss issues that drive contemporary art practice. It will critically examine the way that ideas take form and how histories of contemporary art are written and received. These issues are explored with reference to the work of a range of contemporary artists, practices and critical texts.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Corporate Governance

The module introduces and develops students understanding of key concepts and features of corporate governance. Students develop an understanding of the theories of corporate governance and get comprehensive knowledge of the UK system of corporate governance and its development. The students also learn the guidelines and regulations which corporation have to follow in relation to corporate governance.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Expressions of French Culture 2

["Second-year post-beginner and post-intermediate students of French will learn a range of language skills, cultural competencies and critical abilities to enable them to function with an intermediate to good level of linguistic and cultural autonomy in French-speaking environments. Language and culture are taught through task- based and enquiry-based approaches with special emphasis on the promotion of intercultural understanding. Students will achieve levels A2\u2013B2 or B1\u2013B2","Pre-requisite: 5FRNC001W Expressions of French Culture 1 or equivalent Students will be required to attend a testing session upon arrival to confirm eligibility."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Live Projects

This module focuses on undertaking design briefs that have direct links to industry and design practice. You will be offered choices that will enable you to select project briefs appropriate to your skills, interests and aspirations. The projects on offer may be live briefs, or they may be briefs set by professional bodies or industry specialists.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Fenians to Free State: The Making of Modern Ireland 1868-1923

Ireland, Agrarianism, Land War, Constitutional Nationalism, Parnell, Butt, Gaelic League, Home Rule, Unionism, Ulster, IRB UVF, Fenians, Easter Rising, Sinn Fein, War of Independence, IRA, Government of Ireland Act, Partition, Anglo- Irish Treaty, Irish Civil War

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Health and Exercise Practices

This module will examine the complexity of practices and behaviors in health and disease in all its diversity, including effects on society’s health, well-being and economy. Understanding the nature of human choice related to health and exploring the role and responsibility of government promoting societal health outcomes. Students will also consider the possibilities of intervention strategies to improve behaviour-related health.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Work and Organisational Psychology within the HR Context

This module explores different psychological theories and their application in organisational settings. The module provides the student with an appreciation of the psychological study of work organisations and work behaviour in a contemporary HR business context. The sessions will critically explore the application of contemporary work and organisational psychology to HR business issues and function.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Leadership and Management

The module is proposed to be structured into two parts: Part 1 involves reviewing theories and approaches related to what is the nature of leadership and management, and what are the factors that influence the effectiveness of the leadership and management process. Part 2 involves helping students to develop the core skills and understanding needed to deal with management responsibilities and develop as leaders. Dis-requisite: This module cannot be taken with 5HURM008W Managing People.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Sociology of Work and Industry

This module seeks to develop students’ understanding of the nature of work in contemporary society and, in particular, how it is experienced from the perspective of the worker or employee. This includes consideration of the divergent interests and power differentials between the employer and the employed and the meaning and value that work has both to individuals, and to society as a whole.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Managing People

["The aim of this module is twofold: (1) introducing students to the key aspects involved in the management of people in organisations drawing on critical, applied and theoretical approaches","and (2) helping students to develop the core skills and understanding needed to deal with management responsibilities and to develop their own career."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities – what might these be?This module considers the role of ethics in business in a market economy and marketised society, the implications for types of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Considers the ethical dilemmas thrown up by business operations and implications for suppliers, employees, consumers, wider society and the environment.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Visual Communication - Interdisciplinary Practice

The module is designed to support experimental and interdisciplinary practice. You are encouraged to work flexibly in developing concepts and outcomes through varied technical processes supported by personal research, visual and design experimentation.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Photography For Wall Page & Screen

Students are introduced to some of the main contexts for historical and contemporary photographic practice through lectures and visiting practitioners working in these contexts. Students elect to work within a particular context (Gallery wall/installation, book/publication or screen) and produce a self-defined project. The module will explore the relationships between artists, photographers and commissioning agencies within the contexts of the gallery, publications of various kinds, the screen and other social and media venues.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Exhibition

This module is about placing your work before a wider audience. The display may take a variety of forms including exhibition, installation, print or electronic publication. You may chose to re-contextualise or develop existing work or produce new work for a specific context and as a group organise, publicise and document the exhibition, installation or publication. Portfolio required.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Specialist Journalism 1

Students must choose to follow either the Fashion Journalism, Sports Journalism, International and Travel Journalism or Literary and Long Form Journalism pathway on this module. This module introduces students to the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to be a specialist writer/reporter and looks more generally at the role of specialist journalism in the modern media. Portfolio required.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Multimedia Storytelling and Production

Students must choose to follow either the online or the broadcast pathway on this module. Building on the audio/video work done in the Level 4 module Digital First, this module allows students to develop and test their skills in more demanding production tasks and, in particular, to specialise in either traditional broadcast journalism or online and social media. Students choosing the broadcast pathway develop their skills in both radio and TV journalism.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Politics Journalism and the Media

This module aims to help students develop a detailed understanding of the complex relationships between media, journalism and modern politics. It combines a critical perspective informed by the latest media research with teaching focused on the skills and working practices of political journalists, media activists and campaigners.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Multilingual e-Collaboration: Transposing Current Affairs

The module introduces students to a variety of language-transposition skills relevant to the communication of current affairs in an internationalised, digitised world. A variety of language mediation skills will be practised in a collaborative online framework, students working both synchronously and a-synchronously to accomplish specific interlingual and intermodal tasks. Through realtime collaborative exercises with peers from the linguistic and cultural background of their language of study, students will be prepared for their year abroad and exposed to dynamic language uses which go beyond written translation.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Complex Narratives: Representation, Meaning and Identity

The module examines the relationship between representation and the production of meaning through the analysis of a wide range of contemporary socio-cultural topics, including gender, ethnicity and language, through different media. In this module students are encouraged to challenge and develop an understanding of the critical links between representation, meaning and identity in a global frame. The analysis focuses primarily on the representation of cultural difference and ‘othering’ in the public space and aims to answer a fundamental question: How can textual and visual media help to develop an understanding of cultural diversity, cultural difference and help advance intercultural awareness?

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Child Language Acquisition

This module introduces the formal study of child language acquisition and aims to develop a solid understanding of the key stages in early language acquisition from birth to age 3, focusing primarily on how children develop their phonological, lexical, and semantic abilities, and employing theories of language acquisition.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Equity and Trusts

This core LLB module will provide an opportunity to consider the role of equity and trusts in relation to family and commercial trusts. The module will address the ways in which equity may intervene to mitigate the harshness of common law and the significance of equitable remedies for individuals in the context of the infringement of civil law rights and the protection of human rights. The module will also identify the substantive law in key areas, consider its origins and development, and consider its application to solve factual problems.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Adjudication and Alternative Dispute Resolution

["The variety of mechanisms for peaceful dispute resolution (mainly civil): including negotiation, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes, and the adjudication processes of arbitration, and litigation. Private and public international aspects of peaceful dispute resolution processes. The relationships between the variety of processes nationally, cross-border and internationally. The roles of third party neutrals and of representatives (including lawyers) in dispute resolution, and the ethical considerations attaching to these roles. Some of the themes in, and theories of dispute resolution","and some of the debates and practices of dispute resolution, including the advantages, disadvantages of adjudication and ADR.An outline consideration of the use of methods of dispute resolution in different situations (e.g. family, victim-offender, and construction disputes)."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Introduction to Human Rights Law

This module provides a broad introduction to the legal protection of human rights at the national, regional and international levels. It introduces students to the historical development of the legal protection of human rights protection along with introducing the legal frameworks for the protection of human rights in place at the national (UK), regional (Europe) and international (UN) levels.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Law and Culture

The module offers a broad scope for exploration of the interplay between law and culture, understood in all its complexity, covering the body of arts, popular culture, the way of life of a people and the potential ideological underpinnings of these. The module explores the relationship between these aspects of social life and the law, the way they interact, shape and influence each other. The module is case study driven, allowing the exploration of the theoretical aspects of the law and culture interplay starting from concrete contemporary social issues.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Medical Law and Ethics

This module is design to provide an understanding of the law relating to medical practice. The module will begin with an introduction focussing on the ethical principles in relation to medical practice. Thereafter, student will be introduced to the legal remedies and procedures available in a medical negligence claim.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Rethinking Criminal Justice

Mentally disordered offenders, rape, child sexual abuse,women and the criminal justice system, domestic violence, ‘honour crimes’, capital punishment.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Housing Law

The module will consider the law, practice and policy relating to housing law and in particular: the respective rights and obligations of tenants and landlords and the resolution of common conflict between those two groups. The rights of the homeless to access to accommodation and the enforcement and realisation of those rights. The module will develop students’ skills in legal writing and research.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Child Protection Law and Policy

This module will address the public law child protection and family support provisions in Parts III, IV and V of the Children Act 1989, including local authority support for children and families, care and supervision of children and child protection powers and duties. It will also look at the broader context of policy and guidance in this area.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Law and Social Justice

This module provides, predominantly through case studies, a broad introduction to the role and function of law with respect to social justice, in particular in relation to global issues ‘brought home’. The module will focus on how the law can be a tool for social justice or an instrument of injustice that can bring about or condone marginalisation, exclusion and repression. Starting from case studies that bring together domestic, international and global issues, the module will introduce basic concepts of law, ethics and social theory, and will examine their relevance for understanding and effecting social change.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Law and Sport in Contemporary Society

The module identifies ideas, principles and concepts of sports law from a variety of perspectives. Students will critically evaluate the fundamental knowledge base that forms the core of the subject and appreciate its contextual dimension. Students will apply a wide range of developed research skills and demonstrate effective writing skills with minimal supervision.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Criminology and the Law

This module would consider a range of political and criminological theories that will lead to a better understanding the law in its criminal and cultural context, including its social role and theoretical foundations. Students will explore how theories put forward by authors from Erving Goffman and David Garland to Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault, have relevance for contemporary understandings of the law, culture and crime.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Contemporary Issues in Commercial Property Law

This module seeks to build on and/or complement the Level 5 Land Law module, which focuses on domestic property issues and disputes. The module explores and examines key topical issues in commercial property law, in order to prepare students for the consideration of commercial, social, environmental, and ethical issues in contemporary property practice. The nature of the course will mean that these themes will be subject to development and amendment, in accordance with contemporary commercial property practices in the UK.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Law and Mental Health

This module examines the interactions between the Law and Mental Health Sciences. Students will cover a range of topics that provide an overview of the legal, social and clinical issues involved in the regulation of persons suffering from mental health concerns. It will also examine the impact of housing on mental health outcomes in light of widely reported issues concerning the quantity and quality of affordable homes. It contrasts the ‘dimensional’ fluidity of the Mental Health Sciences with the ‘categorical’ rigidity of the law in approaching a range of key issues.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Consumer Law

["This module examines the various types of complaints a consumer may make against suppliers of goods and services.Students will consider the civil and criminal law remedies available to consumers.The module is designed to focus on the relevant consumer Regulations that apply to consumers and will also consider consumer issues of a topical nature","litigation in the County Court, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and the role of the Ombudsman."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Legal Psychology

This module explores the interaction between the two different disciplines of law and social psychology. It covers aspects of the criminal trial process from the reliability of eye witness testimony and identity parades through theories of interrogation to false confessions and jury selection. It includes the controversial use of lie detectors and truth drugs. The concept of criminal profiling as a psychological science and the relevant rules of criminal procedure. The legal framework is the consumer protection legislation.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Public Law

["Criminal justice policies and practices are shaped by competing political and social values surrounding notions of justice and human rights","module explores and debates efficacy of some of most contentious issues in criminal justice, including police stop and search, victims\u2019 rights, child imprisonment, prisoner resettlement, human trafficking and the global \u2018war on terror'."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Criminal Law

This module will introduce students to the sphere of criminal law. This module will identify the law, principles and concepts that underpin the practical and theoretical framework of Criminal Law. Students will explore the different issues that form the core of Criminal Law and become aware of the contextual dimension of the subject.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Retail Marketing

This module examines the marketing environment facing modern retailers, the drivers behind industry change, the sustainability of retail supply chains and the aspects of marketing which present particular challenges for retailers.The emphasis will be on challenges facing online and store-based retail multiples, and examples will be drawn particularly from the worlds of fashion and food retailing.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Sports Marketing

The module is designed to build on contemporary marketing theory and to apply it in a sports context. The module examines strategic sports marketing planning within an appropriate framework. Students will look at the application of marketing concepts in sport, and in particular market segmentation and the roles of branding and sponsorship.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Marketing Research

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.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Convergent Media

The creative industry increasingly demands multi-skilling, as well as an awareness of the shifting relationships between media producers and consumers. This practical module engages students with issues around media convergence to reinforce their identity as contemporary media practitioners with skills across discipline boundaries. It also further develops the ability to reflect critically on project development and outcomes.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Creativity (DMC)

This module considers the nature of creativity, and the importance of creativity for the media industries, for new forms of digital and social media, and for society in general. Students will take part in creative exercises, go on field trips, and discuss creativity from a number of angles, from individual psychology and artistic expression, to organisational questions of how creativity can be managed and encouraged.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Cultural Industries and Media Markets (DMC)

This module is about how media industries have historically operated, and above all how they are being changed by technological and other developments affecting both ‘content’ and advertising markets. It draws on various traditions of scholarly enquiry including critical political economy, business and management theory, and media production studies. By understanding how media industries operate and are being transformed, we can better appreciate some of the forces shaping working conditions within the sector and ultimately the kinds of media text that gets created and that circulate within society.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Usability Testing

The module provides students with essential skills and practice in a range of usability techniques, how to conduct usability studies and focuses on the role of the user within the design process. The importance of experimental design and statistical analysis is illustrated through real world examples. The ability to interpret and critically discuss results is stressed throughout.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Physiological Networks

This module examines the fundamental mechanisms of cell communication in mammalian physiology, both intraand intercellular. It explores common and divergent mechanisms that underlie the function of three principal systems (endocrine, immune and nervous), ultimately presenting the student with the notion that whilst systems can function autonomously, they must also function as integrated networks

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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The Politics of Killing

Under what circumstances is killing lawful and permissible? This module considers the politics of killing and the response of the Westphalian state system to ‘life and death’ matters within diverse political settings. The module will consider genocidal politics, gendercide and foeticide, reproductive rights, pandemics and global health, targeted killings and political assassinations, capital punishment and the ethics of warfare. The module is structured to provide an opportunity for students to be actively engaged with questions of political responsibility and global citizenship in negotiating themes of death, violence and killing in world politics.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Global Security

The module encourages students to think beyond the traditional divide between international and domestic politics by considering global security as it plays out along a continuum of global and local spaces. Far from being exclusive to sovereign states, security concerns and aspirations have become global just as the practices of humanitarian intervention they inspire. At the same time, today more than ever, these are sustained by local practices and reflected in the very fabric of our everyday experience. The module will thus look at contemporary security at the level of the international, the global and the local.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Middle East Politics

This module explores the politics of the modern Middle East, focusing on key themes that have shaped the region since the end of the colonial period. Attention is given to ideological trends in the Arab world, such as Arab nationalism and radical Islam, to ongoing violence and conflict in the region, to identity construction, and to areas of particular interest such as gender, human rights and relations between the Arab world and the West.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Political Economy of Development

This module focuses on the thinking, concepts and methodologies that influence development practice in the 21st century. In doing so, students examine the ideologies and global institutions of governance that shape political economies in the developing world. We will assess past and current prospects of industrialisation, manufacturing and agriculture in the global south, with a particular focus on the political economy of food, labour and natural resources.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Doing Political Research: Project Management in the Social Sciences

An introduction to approaches, methods and processes used in social science research. The module covers the various steps of doing research, from project design through to data analysis and presentation, in relation to both the academic dissertation and professional report. It discusses the requirement for ethics and integrity in the conduct of research.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Urban Regeneration and Development

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.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Organisations, Economy and Society

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 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

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Residential Survey and Development

Focusing on an integrated project portfolio based on a “real” property, students are able to develop a practical and theoretical understanding of the legal framework, participants, parameters, techniques and processes involved in the process of residential property survey anddevelopment. The module will follow the residential development process (based on a selected building) through survey and conversion.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Psychology of City Life

["This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to engage with a range of topics and issues in psychology that relate to growing up and living in or visiting a large global city such as London, England. It will bring together research and theory from a number of areas of psychology including social psychology, health psychology, cognitive psychology and forensic psychology. Topics include: Stress & Wellbeing","Crime & Aggression","Loneliness, Prosocial Behaviour and Resilience."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Self and Society: Applications from Social and Developmental Psychology

This module will develop an understanding of aspects of self and society as addressed from social and developmental psychology perspectives. Key theoretical ideas will be considered in conjunction with how research is addressing contemporary societal issues. Students will also conduct a research report using qualitative methods and analysis.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Lifespan Development

["Considers topics in the field of lifespan development, e.g. (neuro)constructivism","Prenatal Programming","Cerebral Lateralization","Multisensory Integration","Attention","Educational Neuroscience","Theory of Mind & Deafness","Autism & Language Alignment","SES, Family & Culture. These topics are widely discussed in the literature, and will give students depth of knowledge, both in terms of theory as well as practice. The aim of the module is to let students discover the relevant building blocks of development, as well as have them take a lifespan approach."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Understanding Psychological Diversity

This module focuses on understanding psychological differences from multiple perspectives and the value of diversity in the global context. It examines the two-way relationship between biological and social factors in human development. It also explores how differences between individuals, and between groups of people, are often socially constructed, resulting in prejudice and discrimination.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Advertising and Promotional Culture

This module introduces students to the history of journalism and aims to give them an understanding of both the broader patterns of social change that underpin that history and also key stories and pieces of journalism from the past. The module starts with the birth of modern journalism in the late eighteenth century, going on to look at the rise of the radical press, the spread of literacy and the development of the popular press. It considers the birth of campaigning and investigative journalism, the beginning of war reporting and the rise of the press barons. Moving to the twentieth century, it considers cinema newsreels and the birth of PR, the rise of radio and TV journalism, the development of modern magazines and tabloid journalism, alternative media in the 60 and 70s and global cable news outlets before moving to consider the development online journalism.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Sex Violence and Censorship

This module offers a critical exploration of the evolving role of freedom of expression and censorship across media platforms and in wider contemporary culture.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Talk Radio

This module explores the genre of speech output in live radio broadcasting and teaches the various ingredients and techniques needed to produce high quality broadcasts. The live broadcasts will incorporate elements of news and magazine production. Specific skills developed include the use of running-orders, live interviewing, the production of short features and wraps, two-ways, presentation and scripted links and continuity devices such as jingles, ‘beds’, menus and ‘promos’.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Algorithms: Theory Design and Implementation

The module equips the student with the theoretical and practical background of computing and computer science towards the problem solving strategies, design, implementation and evaluation of computationally efficient algorithms. Given the vast range of applicable problems, e.g., technology, economics, biosciences, society, environment, mathematics, game theory, the module particularly draws upon current real world problems.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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The Sociology of Religion

Early sociologists’ view about the erosion of religion in modern societies have been challenged by those who argue that the twenty-first century is experiencing a process of ‘desecularization’ or religious revivalism. This module introduces students to the theories and methods offered by classical and contemporary sociologists to help equip them critically to examine the definitions, social origins, and historical and contemporary significance of religion at the individual, institutional and societal level.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Emotional Life

Emotions are not just a private matter. This module explores the centrality of emotions to interpersonal and social life such as love and anger. It examines theories which challenge our assumptions that emotions are solely psychological cognitive states. It will offer alternative models which make the case that emotions emerge out of the social relations in which they are experienced.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Globalisation: Politics, Law and the Arts

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.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Expressions of Spanish Culture 2

["Beginners, false beginners and intermediate students of Spanish will learn a range of language skills, cultural competencies and critical abilities to enable them to function with a limited to fair degree of linguistic and cultural autonomy in Spanish-speaking countries and the learning environment. Language and culture are taught in an integrated way through task-based and enquiry-based approaches to learning. Student will achieve levels A2\u2013B1 (beginners or false beginners) or A2\u2013B2 (intermediate) on the CEFR","cultural elements focus on key concepts."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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The Airline Industry

The module examines the nature of demand for airline services. It evaluates the traditional role of regulation and the implications of deregulation. Economic, commercial and operational characteristics of the industry are explained and the development of airline alliances/mergers, as well as the low cost and charter sector, is assessed. Current marketing trends are appraised.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Adverts & Promotional Shorts

Students engage with the concept of promotional video content encompassing the production of corporate, advertising, Third sector, viral, and public information films. The emphasis is on creative ideas development through group brainstorming sessions. Students develop ideas across the 6 weeks and conclude the module producing a promotional film or advertisement for an identified client to a negotiated length, most commonly 30 seconds. Portfolio required. Portfolios should demonstrate basic skills in camera, editing, sound recording & production mgmt.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Alternative TV

This module encourages innovation and enterprise. Students are encouraged to think ‘outside the box’ in terms of content creation and dissemination. They are introduced to non-mainstream approaches to programme making and to content created for the internet and convergent media. This is a non-genre specific module that encourages high production values, experimentation and the exploration of inventive programme structures for internet platforms and global niche audiences.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Development Process and Property Markets

This module examines the key stages in the development process and considers the role of different stakeholders. It investigates the operation of property markets and the interaction of the public and private sectors in shaping development in different contexts. It also introduces the techniques used for the financial appraisal of development projects.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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LGBTQ Studies

LGBTQ Studies offers an introduction to studying LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) lives from a range of academic disciplines and perspectives. The topic offers a rich entry point into explorations of identity, history, politics, and art/literature as well as addressing questions around equality and diversity at local and global levels, in the family, the workplace, in the media and online and in international society.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Designing Narrative Experiences

Narratives are critical for understanding the world in which we live. This module focuses on how we can use narrative to achieve the impact that will make a difference to a range of professional and organisational settings. This Westminster Plus elective allows you to apply narrative (and story-telling) to a range of different contexts.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Pop Goes the Now: Deconstructing Popular Culture

‘Pop Goes the Now’ takes the student on a cross-disciplinary exploration of contemporary popular cultural expression and modes of practice, taking in philosophy, fashion, film, TV, music, comic books and graphic novels, technology, architecture, politics and history, critical thinking, business and psychology, while also aiming to explode conceptions of ‘ Pop’ as a superficial means of expression. The module is important and relevant to students who will learn to appreciate their place in the context of contemporary culture, taking ownership as agents of change to speculate on and to create cultural futures. The module is predominantly delivered across inner London interpreting key sites as cultural texts.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Global Accounting and Multinational Enterprises

This module provides a systematic understanding and appreciation of the principles and practices underlying global financial accounting and the key accounting issues faced by multinational companies. Accounting issues related to foreign currency transactions and translation, business combinations, segment reporting, transfer pricing and wider corporate governance, faced by multinational companies will be discussed.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Financial Management and Strategy

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. 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.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Sustainable Business

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.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Social Media for Business

Online technology has altered how many industries operate in the modern business environment. One of the industries that has changed most is the entertainment industry, this module will explore how online technologies have effected this industry and what lessons can be learnt for other industries.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Project and Programme Management

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.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Advanced Molecular Biology 6 Semester

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

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Advanced Cell Biology

Considerable experience in Biochemistry required. The cell is the basic unit of life and an understanding of molecular basis ofcellular 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%), Examination - Seen (50%) *All transcripts are issued in UK credits.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Diagnostic Biochemistry and Haematology

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.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Cancer Biology

The discovery of tumor stem cells in a range of cancers has created opportunities for researchers to identify these rare cells in both solid tumors and hematologic cancers, as well as to investigate the role of these cells at different stages of disease

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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European Union Law

This subject provides essential knowledge about European Union Law as a supranational legal system, focusing mainly on its system of sources and the principles that govern its effective application in domestic law. As a specific material area, fundamental economic freedoms are studied in the context of the European Internal Market. These contents and the active methodology applied in their learning provide students with the necessary training to perceive the European dimension of the issues and problems whose diagnosis and solution they should address in their professional life.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Consumer Protection

The module will examine legal and regulatory controls on the marketing of goods and services. Consideration will be given to issues arising from the application of consumer legislation and policy making as they apply to marketing problems within the organisation. The module seeks to build on the students’ knowledge of contract and tort law and consider current legislation and cases dealing with consumer protection issues such as product liability, misrepresentation and unfair trading regulations.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Company Law

This module is especially useful for those students who intend to study Company Law from UK professional bodies, but is also relevant for anyone who wishes to learn about the nature, function and place of company law in business. The module is concerned with the significance of the inter-relationship between shareholders, company directors, creditors, customers and members of the public and the role of the government and other institutions in company law.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Advanced Maths and Game AI

Creating robust artificial intelligence is one of the greatest challenges for game developers, yet the commercial success of a game is often dependent upon the quality of its AI. This module introduces an engagingly realistic and immersive experience in modern videogames for creating game terrains to simulate complex behaviour of game objects. The main focus of the module is to learn how to create an automatic random game world with metrics to generate human like intelligent behaviours primarily in non-player characters (NPCs).

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Networked Games and Security

This module aims to provide a detailed understanding of the network infrastructures that are available and suitable for online games, including referencing to the controls that are included within systems and applications software and the steps used in their development such as Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Application Environment and Security Control and Effectiveness of Application Security. It also covers a selection of topics that are related to distributed multimedia such as online chat and standards that are widely used for games interaction. The module will assess the limitations and problems of the technologies and the user interaction that have to be resolved. Pre-requisite: Programming experience required

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Clinical Neuropharmacology

The module further explores selected neurotransmitter systems, with anemphasison 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.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Security and Forensics

This module examines various aspects of computer security and forensics giving a sound introduction to theoretical and practical areas such as network security, cryptography, security architecture and operations security. A substantial amount of work will be laboratory based involving the deployment of security tools, the hardening of operating systems and the analysis of compromised systems.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Web Intelligence

The module equip the students with the theoretical and practical knowledge to apply intelligent information technology on the Web in order to create the next generation of products, services and frameworks based on the internet for the sake of using the Web as a huge and trustworthy knowledge source for a variety of contemporary problems in society, environment, economy. The module draws upon many fields such as Web text mining end engineering, information retrieval and search engines, Semantic and Social web and the Web of data, which underpin the contemporary Web as a source of knowledge.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Special Topic: Genres in Writing

["This module will explore the creative possibilities, structures, and conventions relevant to a specific genre (e.g. crime","romance","children\u2019s fiction, graphic novels). Content will vary each year according to the genre selected by the department, and will be based on the specialisms of permanent staff and visiting practitioners. A detailed syllabus and reading list will be made available at the time of module choices. Consult your API Program Manager for the current Special Topics course offered."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Punishment and Modern Society

["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."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Psychology, Crime and the Popular Imagination

Considers ways in which psychological theories have developed understandings of criminal behaviour and explores influential role of these theories on informing criminal justice policy, crime reduction/prevention initiatives and strategies. Students will evaluate psychology’s contribution to study of crime, and consider the arguably contentious role that it plays in this field.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Immigration, Crime and Control

Media portrayals of immigrants as criminals ignore discrimination within the criminal justice system, as well as wider issues of social exclusion. This module examines immigrants’ relationship with the criminal justice system. It also introduces students to the criminological study of the immigration control system, including immigration offences, detention and deportation.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Development Economics

This module focuses on the economic and social challenges and opportunities facing low and middle income countries as they strive to achieve sustained economic growth and development. It explores a range of contemporary development issues including the role of human capital, international trade, development finance, governance and political systems in facilitating economic development. Students will gain a thorough insight into a range of contemporary development challenges and an understanding of the theoretical debates and policy options open to development managers and other policy makers.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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International Economics

International economics is divided into two broad subfields: international trade and international money. International trade focuses on real transactions in the international economy, that is, on those transactions that involve a physical movement of goods. On the other hand, international money focuses on financial transactions and refers to the monetary side of the international economy. This course deals with the first aspect of international economics, i.e. the real transactions and focuses on two main aspects of it: international trade theory and evidence and international trade policy.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

International Economics

The aim of this course is for students to become familiar with the most relevant concepts and methods of analysis in the field of international economics. Students will be provided with the fundamental tools for analyzing the global economy and will delve deeper into the main features of the world economy. Pre-requisite: Previous coursework in Macro and Microeconomics

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Economics

The course introduces students to the main theories and methods of international economics. The first half of the course deals with the basic models explaining international trade, such as the theory of comparative advantages, the Hecksher-Ohlin model, and various alternative trade theories. The effects and reasons of government intervention in international trade, a topic of growing importance today, will be discussed, along with the pros and cons of protectionism. During the second part of the semester the course will discuss other topics of international economics, such as international factor flows, international finance and foreign exchange. The course combines rigorous economic analysis with attention to issues of economic policy alive and important today. Special attention is given to analyzing current world economic events, as well as the relevance of empirical application of the theories and models discussed.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Forecasting for Managers

The recent crisis in financial markets has exposed serious flaws in management forecasting methods, most notably the failure to anticipate and deal with the consequences of economic collapse. This quantitative module provides an insight into to the major methods of forecasting.In addition to considering the theoretical aspects of the methods, students will gain practical experience of applying some of the most commonly used procedures to real life data. This will be achieved by using on line data such as that offered by the Bloomberg Financial Markets Suite software will be used for data analysis.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Tragedy: Ancient to Modern

Through analysis of selected key texts in its history, this module traces the development of tragedy as a genre, from its origins in the Ancient Greek polis through to its revival in Renaissance England to its much-disputed ‘crisis’ in modernity.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Fiction After 1950

The module considers the novel in English after 1945 through an investigation of ideas of temporality. Both the legacy of modernism and the events of the Second World War put under strain ideas about the relationship between past, present and future and the module will focus on both the conceptual debates provoked by this through the period and on the effects of these debates on the shape and form of the novel.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Language and Power

This module examines the interplay between language and power through a focus on gender and language, and ideological aspects of language use generally within the framework of Critical Discourse Analysis. Issues covered include language and politics, globalisation, language in education, the interaction between men and women in mixed-sex conversations, same-sex talk and situations where women and men are talking in different settings and at different life stages.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Creating Entrepreneurial Leadership

Learners will be empowered with the necessary competencies such as knowledge, values and skills to be entrepreneurial at different of management in a corporate environment. Successful learners will be able to act as change agents, ensuring that business entities not only have the competitive edge through new products, service and processes, but are also more effective and efficient.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Sustainable Fashion

This module will recognise the ethical and environmental impact of raw materials, garment manufacture and logistics in order to make a profitable and commercial Fashion range. The issues will be illustrated in terms of the positive and negative effects on People, Planet and Profit and discuss the potential for sustainable practice within the fashion industry. The student will develop the knowledge to identify, develop and establish effective Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies and to manage and promote more sustainable approaches in product development and manufacture.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Commercial Skills

This module has been provided to give the student insight into the commercial aspects of retailing from “start-up” strategy through planning and to trading. At the core of this module is the business game, an interactive simulation that looks at the risks and opportunities attached to business operations. The essential point of running the game is to allow the student to begin to make the link between their individual input to the team, the team decisions and the impact on their “business”.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Banking Theory and Practice

The module will provide students with a wide-ranging knowledge of modern banking theories and bank functions in practice. It focuses on issues related to banking structure, regulations, lending policies and procedures and risk management. These banking themes are addressed from a global perspective.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Global Financial Markets and Institutions

This module will provide students with a wide-ranging knowledge of financial markets and financial institutions. It focuses on issues related to the role of a financial system, the functions of different types of financial institutions, and the understanding of financial products commonly traded in each financial market (including equity market, money market and bond market). These topics are addressed from a global perspective.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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International Financial Management

Students will be able to examine the trade theories, policies, and instruments of international commerce and finance, as well as consider trade integration. Course content also focuses on the foreign exchange markets and the balance of payments and institutions of international trade. Macro policies in open economies, such as flexible exchange rates and the nature of foreign exchange markets, risk and hedging transactions will be examined.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Personal Finance

Over the past three decades financial markets have undergone significant technological and regulatory changes that have made financial instruments and services more complex and sophisticated. Additionally, changes in demographics, politics and the economy, have shifted towards a consumer society, that places high value on possessions. Further, the moves from the welfare state towards liberalization and financial self-reliance have made the making of prudent personal financial decisions very challenging. It has thus become crucial for individuals to develop greater financial capabilities if they want to ensure a decent standard of living and achieve their life goals.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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A Social History of Britain in the Twentieth Century

["Social and cultural change in twentieth century Britain. Key themes include class and structural change","the demise of Victorian Values and liberalisation","expansion of mass media","the related area of youth culture","tradition versus modernity","ethnic diversity in Britain","the social, economic, religious and political determinants of national identities - English, Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish and Irish."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Vichy: War, Occupation and the Holocaust in France 1940-44

["France","Interwar years","German invasion 1940","P\u00e9tain, Vichy and collaboration","De Gaulle in London","Free French","war, race and empire","French anti-semitism","anti-semitic laws","roundups and deportations","Holocaust","French \u2018gestapo\u2019","everyday resistance","organised resistance","sabotage","cinema and literature","liberation","purges","Allies and GIs","Resistance myth","Holocaust memory."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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New World Order: International Organisations in an Age of Global Conflict and Change

["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."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Global Challenges in Food and Health

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.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Assessing and Developing Talent

["This module will explore the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of psychological, psychometric and organisation-based assessments, and consider their practical use in employee assessment & selection, and organisation-wide interventions. Students will undergo assessments as a candidate","they will examine the role and responsibilities of HRM in overseeing the use of assessments","and learn how assessments should be administered and used following legal and ethical good practice guidelines."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Cultural Differences and People Management

This module draws on students’ lived experience of culture and the research on cultural differences.It provides a useful base for those finding themselves working in multicultural settings, and also for those managing in those settings, including in a HRM role.It stimulates reflection and discussions, leading to greater self-understanding of our own preferences and how some of these are in part culturally derived, alongside a greater understanding of other views.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace

This module focuses upon the theory and applied practice of coaching and mentoring. It covers the principles, theories, models and emerging trends from the discipline of psychology that contribute to the mainstream coaching of individuals and teams in a HR context. The content of the module focuses upon the core psychological approaches and their application when coaching individuals and teams within organisations.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Comparative International Management

This course focuses on the study of management and organizational behavior across different countries, identifying differences and similarities, reasons for them and the impact they have on management. Get to know the main models in this area. Increase the participants? awareness to cultural differences, helping them to overcome the considerable difficulties which arise when negotiating and doing business in an international setting and when interacting with persons from different nationalities.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Narrating the Other: Politics and Literature

The students will be exposed to a variety of literary texts with a political content that addresses the dynamics of relationship between the self and the other. This relationship is multifaceted and complex, particularly in the context of colonial and post- colonial societies. To this end, drawing on important texts and events, the course examines imperialist narratives and their consequences for the contemporary world. This module is designed for final-year students of Modern Languages and Cultures.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Gender Matters: Femininities, Masculinities and Trans-Cultural Practice

Across the globe, gender is a key principle of cultural practice and social organisation, defining boundaries of inclusion and exclusion in domestic and public life. Gender is fundamental to ideas about order and stability, power and morality. Yet the kinds of behaviour and beliefs associated with ideas about femininity and masculinity shift across time and place. This module examines shifting cultural constructions of gender through analysis of narrative, film and ethnographic evidence.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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International Market Planning and Strategy

This module explores key theories to ensure success in the international market place. With an awareness of triggers of internationalisation and cultural and social issues, businesses can select the appropriate market strategies in order to achieve sustained growth, and formulate marketing plans accordingly.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Interactive and Digital Marketing

An excellent module for anyone considering a career in Digital Marketing, the wider marketing communications industry or setting up your own online business. It creates an opportunity for students to participate in appraising the online 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 and present succinctly - a critical skill required in industry.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Professional Launchpad

This module supports you in launching yourself in the media industries, or other intended careers. You present and promote yourself and your work to potential employers, with this facilitated through a programme of visiting professionals and workshops. Tasks include the production of a career plan and associated promotional materials, which you show to relevant professionals for advice and feedback.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Transforming Audiences (DMC)

The first part of the module will introduce theories of media audiences and will be followed by more practical analysis of measuring audiences, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. The module encourages students to extend and test their knowledge individually and as part of groups, to a strict deadline, on practical audience projects for radio, public relations, news, television and social media. The transforming element is looked at in relation to new technologies and globalisation e.g. online diasporic audiences.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Global Strategic Management

Global Strategic Management integrates all the key concepts covered in previous years of study, drawing on and extending material from a variety of business disciplines. The ultimate aim is to equip students with a range of strategic and organisational skills, building on them to develop the ability of student to manage a business organisation successfully, with a clear view of the broader competitive environment of today’s turbulent economy.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Ethics Morality and World Order(s)

This module considers the international dimensions of ethics and how these can be understood through contemporary developments in global politics. It examines how ethical judgements are critical to our understanding of international politics and considers the ways in which ethical frameworks involve important questions of political judgement at the local, national and global level. The emphasis is on the practical dimensions of ethical judgement in international relations, including questions of political violence, terrorism, climate change and international environmental politics, war and peace, LGBT politics, gender violence, globalisation and global inequality.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Foreign Policy and Diplomacy in a Changing World

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.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

“Humanitarian intervention” is an issue of unique importance which continues to be one of the dominant controversies of our time. Key events in the post-Cold War era, from the 1994 genocide in Rwanda to the 2011 intervention in Libya, have generated often highly divisive debate regarding the right and responsibility of the international community to “save strangers”. This module will examine the history of humanitarian intervention, its moral and philosophical basis and the primary sources of contestation such as its legal status, the question of legitimate authority, and the balance between order and justice.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Radical Democracy

The module explores what it means to be radical today. It examines contemporary theories of radical democracy, traces their intellectual trajectory, and assesses their relevance within given contexts. Throughout the module, special emphasis is given on the dynamics of change and democratic (re)institution.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Special Topic in Politics and International Relations

Each year the Department of Politics and International Relations will offer an advanced module at Level 6 that addresses a specialist topic or contemporary theme within the discipline of Politics, International Relations and/or Development Studies. The content of the module will vary from year to year, although the module will broadly allow students to approach a key theme in the discipline (e.g. violence, justice, war) through a body of knowledge or specialist literature (e.g. Hannah Arendt, John Rawls, Carl Schmitt, Michel Foucault). Consult your API Program Manager for the current Special Topics course offered.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Neighbourhood and Community Planning

This module explores the theory and practice relating to public involvement in policy-making 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.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Global Practice

The module will make students appreciate and understand the property and planning law and practice of countries other than UK. It involves the study and analysis of European legal systems and their application to local property markets, and case studies of international planning processes and procedures and comparative international planning and environmental law.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Cognitive Disorders

Much of what is known about cognition has come from studying what happens when it goes wrong.This module aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of the relationship between cognition and cortical function, using the effects of cortical lesions as an indicator of brain organisation and localisation of function. Disorders examined will include those of memory, perception, thinking, and language, and the neuropsychological lesions underlying them.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Psychology of Counselling and Psychotherapy

The primary aims of this module are to facilitate students’ understanding of some of the key counselling and psychotherapeutic theories and frameworks and to enable students to evaluate the various approaches in terms of the available research evidence along with current debates about the nature of psychotherapy and psychotherapy related research. This module does not prepare students to become Counselling Psychologists but will give students a sound basis for understanding and identifying the further study and training required to become a Counselling Psychologist.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Health Psychology

["This course will examine five broad areas: the foundations of health psychology including health research","stress, pain and coping","behavioral factors in cardiovascular disease and chronic disease","tobacco, alcohol, drugs, eating, and exercise","and challenges in health psychology."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Clinical Neuropsychology

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.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Producing Audio Drama

This module explores the genre of audio and radio drama, and delivers the skills necessary for producing dramatic work inaudio form. You will be equipped with the technical, editorial and creative skills needed to record, edit and mix pre-written scripts as pieces of audio drama.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Making the News

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.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Food, Taste and Consumption

This module focuses on the study of food, taste and consumption. Based primarily in sociological thinking, it will explore how the experience of taste is not limited to our own sensual likes and dislikes, but deeply embedded in class, history, patterns of migration/ tourism and culture. It will also focus on the ‘experience economy’ of the dining and eating scene in London - from fine dining to fusion ‘global’ cuisine and the rise of farmers markets and food festivals.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Responsible Tourism in the Developing World

["This module investigates the evolution, growth and future of the concept of responsible, sustainable tourism","exploring the origins, definitions and concepts of sustainable development and examining applications to the tourism industry and tourism destinations. The module introduces tools that have been identified as useful in the quest for more responsible forms of tourism development."]

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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City Tourism and Urban Change

This module focuses on the emerging role of cities as centres for consumption. The module pays particular attention to the economic, cultural and policy context for urban leisure experiences, including tourism. Field study visits in London will be incorporated into the programme and used to inform the assessment.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Tourism and Society

This module is aimed at generating an understanding of tourism as a human phenomenon and its sociocultural dynamics in societies across the globe. It explores sociological and anthropological concepts in a tourism context, such as notions of culture, tradition, empowerment, gender and authenticity. The module discusses the social processes that emerge in host societies as responses to tourism, leading to both beneficial and unfavourable social change.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Server-side Web Development

This module will cover the analysis, design and implementation of commercial web applications from a programming and database perspective and will be suitable for students with a background in SQL, programming, HTML, and browser scripting. A server-side language will be covered to the depth required for implementing high-quality functional applications that appropriately fulfil user requirements.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Education Now

This module makes sense of current controversies in education by evaluating the role of education and government prescriptions for its future, through analysis of policy and practice. Students will write a report on an educational issue such as sex education, social exclusion, faith schools or bullying.

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Digital Analytics

Digital Analytics is a developing area within many organisations, where there is a need to understand and analyse the online/offline behaviour of consumers and data generated from different business processes. This module will explore both Business Intelligence (BI) and web analytics (WA).

Course Level: Upper  

Course Level: Upper  

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Accounting and Finance Fundamentals

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.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Academic Language for Disciplinary Study 4

The module is designed to enable students to develop their ability to use academic English for disciplinary study at Level 4 of their studies. Using practice-oriented and research-informed pedagogy, the module will enable students to develop Level 4 skills, including linguistic competence in academic contexts as well as interpretation and evaluation skills, in order to meet the demands of their academic courses in an independent and responsible manner.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Pioneers of Animation Bootcamp: Theory of Practice Two

This module further develops your core practice skills and conceptual development across the media areas of moving image, still image and new media. You will work collaboratively to respond to a given brief to produce work in each media area, thereby demonstrating your deployment of key production skills and the development of your creative ideas.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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The Arab World and the Word 2

["Beginners and false beginners of Arabic will learn a range of language skills, cultural competencies and critical abilities to enable them to function with a limited degree of linguistic and cultural autonomy in Arabic-speaking countries and the learning environment. Language and culture are taught in an integrated way through task- based and enquiry-based approaches to learning. Student will achieve levels A2\u2013B1 on the CEFR","Pre-requisite: 4ARAB001W The Arab World and the Word 1 Students will be required to attend a testing session upon arrival to confirm eligibility."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Analysing and Managing Information

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.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Applications of Biological Sciences

A study of how molecular bioscience can help solve biological problems encountered by human beings. The theme followed molecular bioscience will start with a consideration of how sequencing the human genome and bioinformatic analysis has led to the incarnation of personal medicine. It will consider how human diseases and conditions are being treated in the 21st Century: the development of new antibiotics the use of stem cell biology and the science of tissue regeneration.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Functional Anatomy

The emphasis for this module is to develop an understanding of how the structural organisation of different cell types within a tissue/organ enable and support the tissue/organ’s normal function. For every tissue/organ studied, the functional role of that tissue/organ in the whole body, as covered in Human Physiology, will be studied. A significant component of the module will be evaluating the impact of pathological processes on whole body physiology and integrity.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Global Business Environment

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.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Entertaining London

["London is one of the entertainment centres of the world. It is home to world-class theatres, music venues, museums, galleries, festivals and much else. A varied \u2018cultural\u2019 sector is essential for a world city","it generates income, builds creativity and attracts tourists and other visitors. This module covers the business of entertainment \u2013 its funding, management and marketing, and the role played by private, non-profit organisations and government in its provision."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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The Business of Sport

Sport is a high profile global business, which excites and entertains, builds allegiances and generates intense rivalries. As such it provides the perfect medium to explore important business concepts of relevance for private, public and not-for-profit organisations. The module looks at concepts such as of value and price in sport, the market for (and marketing of) sports products and services, issues of CSR and ethics in sport and the role of government regulations.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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The Chinese World and the Word 2

["Beginners and false beginners of Chinese will learn a range of language skills, cultural competencies and critical abilities to enable them to function with a limited degree of linguistic and cultural autonomy in Chinese-speaking countries and the learning environment. Language and culture are taught in an integrated way through task- based and enquiry-based approaches to learning. Students will achieve levels A2\u2013B1 on the CEFR","Pre-requisite: 4CHIN001W The Chinese World and the Word 1. Students will be required to attend a testing session upon arrival to confirm eligibility"]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Film Theory and Analysis: Hollywood and Genre

The module focuses on key approaches to and debates about genre in film and television. Popular Hollywood genre will be approached through focusing on the history, context, form, aesthetics of film noir, melodrama and the gangster film. Television will be addressed through an examination of popular British and American genres.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Programming Principles II

The module aims to develop skills in the selection and implementation of problem-solving algorithms. It will consider analysis of algorithms in terms of soundness and completeness, and introduce more advanced programming methods including the implementation of classes and methods and more sophisticated data structures such as lists, queues and trees.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Writing London

This module will allow the student to respond to their experience of being in London through their writing. Seminars on essential aspects of creative writing (setting, point of view, character, structure, etc.) are led by a professional writer and organised by workshops. The module will also include site visits to relevant areas in London.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Controversies in Criminal Justice

["Criminal justice policies and practices are shaped by competing political and social values surrounding notions of justice and human rights","module explores and debates efficacy of some of most contentious issues in criminal justice, including police stop and search, victims\u2019 rights, child imprisonment, prisoner resettlement, human trafficking and the global \u2018war on terror\u2019."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Psychology and Crime

["Society\u2019s fascination with the \u2018criminal mind\u2019 is apparent in popular television programs depicting fictionalised criminal psychologist \u2018at work\u2019","psychology\u2019s contribution to understanding of nature and management of crime","provides a basic introduction to the \u2018psychology of crime\u2019, introducing key concepts\/theories that have developed psychological understanding of crime."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Crime and the London Underworld

["London and its criminal areas from the earliest times","changing nature of London criminal \u2018underworld\u2019 from modernity to late modernity",". Notorious criminal families as well as colourful underworld characters will be explored. Finally, the emergence of specialised law enforcement agencies to deal with this newly discovered threat will also be considered."]

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Online Entertainment Management

Online technology has altered how many industries operate in the modern business environment. One of the industries that has changed most is the entertainment industry, this module will explore how online technologies have effected this industry and what lessons can be learnt for other industries.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Creating and Managing an Online Presence

This module provides an introduction to a range of topics associated with creating and managing the online presence of an organisation. By the end of this module students will be able to make multifaceted digital presence as well as designing, implementing and managing a website that is high quality, usable & accessible.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Poetry and Politics

This module introduces students to both the varieties of modern poetry and the ways in which poetry engages with the world. It focuses principally on poetic works drawn from the last 200 years and is particularly concerned with poetry’s role in examining, interrogating and contributing to discussions about social and political issues.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Photography in London

This class is designed for students who are interested in learning about photography by viewing exhibitions of photographs, and creating their own photographic responses. In this module we will examine some of the different styles and genres of photography, from urban street-life photography to portraiture, from fine art photography to photo-journalism.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Art and Society

This module is an introduction to the visual culture of London, including painting, architecture, photography and contemporary media. Students will visit the major art galleries to examine how art works exhibitions and cultural organisations can be understood within wider social contexts. The classes will explore how these institutions reveal the complex cultural identity and history of London. The module develops students’ skills in visual analysis and critical thinking about culture. This module cannot be taken with 4FIAR007X Modern Art in London. Please note students will pay additional costs of £35-£40 for special exhibits once in London.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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London Theatre Studies

This module provides an introduction to the institutions and trends of London’s contemporary theatre. Diverse performance types and genres in different kinds of venues/institutions are examined. Visits to the theatre, tours of relevant sites, review sessions, workshops and talks with theatre practitioners outline the processes of producing and staging theatre, with particular reference to current productions in London. Please note students will pay additional costs of around £200 for theatre tickets once in London.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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London Stories: Creative Writing

The module is designed to enable students to develop their ability to use academic English for disciplinary study at Level 4 of their studies. Using practice-oriented and research-informed pedagogy, the module will enable students to develop Level 4 skills, including linguistic competence in academic contexts as well as interpretation and evaluation skills, in order to meet the demands of their academic courses in an independent and responsible manner.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Language Myths

This introductory module critically examines a number of popular fallacies about language and specific languages through a careful examination of the facts. In the process, students are introduced to a range of linguistic knowledge and theoretical issues in a manner that assumes no prior knowledge of linguistics. The module also outlines a number of infamous controversies within language study.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Creating New Business

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.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Academic Spoken Communication Skills for International Students

The module is designed to enable students who speak English as a second language to develop their ability to use spoken English in academic contexts. Using practice-oriented and research-informed pedagogy, the module will enable students to develop Level 4 skills, including linguistic competence in academic contexts as well as interpretation and evaluation skills, in order to meet the demands of their academic courses in an independent and responsible manner.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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London Fashion

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.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Sources of Contemporary Fine Art Practice

This theory-based module will focus, via a series of lectures, on the origins of the Romantic construct of the artist as an inspired (white male) individual and social outsider and its impact on the subsequent development of modernist ideas about originality. The consequences of the application of the term ‘avant-garde’ to art will be critiqued from feminist, post-colonial and other perspectives, as will related issues of so-called primitivism, ethnicity and cultural identity.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Contemporary Fine Art Practice 1 Experimentation

This module helps students to develop their individual starting points for further practical pursuit in contemporary fine art terms, encouraging an independent approach from outset by students to their developing practice. Delivery consists of initial tutorials, reflecting on work so far, with later tutorial input and the programme of gallery visits, seminars and talks to aid the practical and theoretical research process, and increase critical awareness, within an increasingly professional context.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Material Light- lens based practice within a fine art context.

This module introduces you to a range of essential lens based media practices and conceptual development skills. You will explores lens based media as a material within a fine art context. Students undertake workshops throughout the module to develop their skills in photography and moving image.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Mixed Media Fine Art - Practical

This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to expand and develop their understanding of what constitutes drawing today. The module will include an introduction, a range of workshops and guest lecturers, a list of gallery visits, seminars and tutorials, all as a support and enabler to self-directed study.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Modern Art in London

Modern Art in London offers a unique opportunity to explore London through the art displayed in museums and galleries across the capital. Weekly gallery visits and lectures explore a Modern Art historical survey starting from the late 1800’s and continuing up to the contemporary international art scene experience. Historical and contextual lectures, reading specific seminars and discussion groups look to support and engage a range of student backgrounds from the art history novice to the to the seasoned connoisseur.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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The French World and the Word 2

Beginners, false beginners and intermediate students of French will learn a range of language skills, cultural competencies and critical abilities to enable them to function with a limited to fair degree of linguistic and cultural autonomy in French-speaking countries and the learning environment. Language and culture are taughtin an integrated way through task-based and enquiry-based approaches to learning. Student will achieve levels A2–B1 (beginners or false beginners) or A2–B2 (intermediate) on the CEFR.

Course Level: Lower  

Course Level: Lower  

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Highlights
  • Courses with British students (except London-focused courses)
  • Internships available (for credit)
  • Named the most internationally diverse university in the U.K. - Hotcourses
  • Ranked in the top 100 of the 2018 League Tables (The Complete University Guide)
  • Awarded Teaching Excellence Framework Bronze
  • Ranked top 50 in Communication and Media Studies - QS World Rankings

London is a large city, so all students can expect to use public transportation (i.e. tube or bus) to move around the city on a daily basis, both getting to school and for social/cultural activities. It is a part of life in London. Generally, it will take students 20-45 minutes to get to school from their housing. All housing will be located in Zones 1 and 2 on the tube map.

Students will be housed in privately owned student accommodations, that include quality furnishings and areas for socializing. The kitchens are equipped with ovens, stoves, microwaves, and refrigerators. Wireless Internet is provided in all flats. A weekly cleaning service is provided to the communal kitchen/living areas in all API London accommodations.

We are unable to take housing requests. Students will be placed in one of the following three options based on availability and their API program:

Lady Margaret – Kentish Town

The accommodation building is a 4-story, 8-bedroom period townhouse shared among 16 students in double rooms with two single beds in each room. All bedrooms have private bathrooms. The kitchen is a large, shared space with a seating area and TV. Cooking utensils and crockery are provided. Bed linens are also provided but towels are not. There is a free washer and dryer in the building. Students are responsible for cleaning their own bedrooms and bathrooms.

Lady Margaret is located on a quiet residential street within Kentish Town where there are numerous cafes, shops, restaurants, and pubs. All the benefits of the bustling, vibrant area of Camden Town are a short walk away, as are the delights of the large ancient park of Hampstead Heath. The accommodations are a 5-minute walk from the Kentish Town tube stop, where students are able to take the Northern Line into Central London. The travel time from Lady Margaret to the API office is 20-25 minutes, and the travel time to the Westminster Regent campus, Central Saint Martins, and London College of Fashion is 20-30 minutes. Past students have been pleased with this location, as it offers both a quiet neighborhood and easy access to Central London.

Acorn – Bloomsbury

The accommodation buildings are Georgian 18th-century townhouses and are laid out in flats, with 3-11 students within each flat. Standard rooms will be doubles or triples within a co-ed flat or on a co-ed floor. Single bedrooms are extremely limited and cannot be guaranteed. Each flat will have a fully equipped kitchen, including crockery and utensils. Bed linens and towels are provided and there are free laundry facilities in all buildings.

Acorn housing is situated on the Duke of Bedford’s Estate, between Russell Square and Bloomsbury Square and within walking distance of the many attractions of London’s West End including just a 3-minute walk to the British Museum and the API office. The travel time from Acorn to the API office, as well as FSU, is a 10-minute walk, and the travel time to the Westminster Harrow campus is a 45-50 minute tube ride.

Note: Housing between the fall and spring semesters is not included. Meals are not included in these housing options.

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*Please note the application deadline has been extended for the Spring session. Additional fees may apply. Applicants interested in the internship+study program must submit their application no later than 10/15/2019.

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 10, 2020 - May 23, 2020 $18,980 Oct 1, 2019 Oct 15, 2019 Oct 15, 2019
Fall Sep, 2020 - Dec, 2020 $17,980 Apr 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Academic Year Sep, 2020 - May, 2021 $35,980 Apr 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Jan 12, 2019 - May 18, 2019 $18,980 Oct 1, 2018 Oct 15, 2018
Fall Sep 14, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019 $17,980 Apr 15, 2019 May 1, 2019
Academic Year Sep 14, 2019 - May 23, 2020 $35,980 Apr 15, 2019 May 1, 2019