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Directory of Modules 2013-14

Modules below are listed alphabetically. You can search and sort by title, key words, academic school, module code or semester. Details about the module, including timetabling information, can be found by clicking on the green plus icon: plus icon

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If timetable information is not listed for modules running in Semester 1 or Semester 2 (A or B versions of Full Year courses), look for the 'Full Year' version of the module in the timetable, which does not have the trailing 'A' or 'B' in the module code e.g. for HST5324A look at HST5324 for timetable information.

Note: while every effort is made to keep the directory up to date, module details are sometimes subject to change, and timetable information in particular is provisional.

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10,000 Word Dissertation Law CCDM023 Full year 7 No

10,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Write a 10,000 word dissertation on a particular topic within a subject area of the computer and communications programme. A Supervisor will be allocated according to topic. Students will have two terms to write up and submit the dissertation.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

10,000 Word Dissertation Law CCDM023 Full year 7 No

10,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Write a 10,000 word dissertation on a particular topic within a subject area of the computer and communications programme. A Supervisor will be allocated according to topic. Students will have two terms to write up and submit the dissertation.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

10,000 Word Dissertation Law CCDM023 Full year 7 No

10,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Write a 10,000 word dissertation on a particular topic within a subject area of the computer and communications programme. A Supervisor will be allocated according to topic. Students will have two terms to write up and submit the dissertation.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

10,000 Word Dissertation Law CCDM090 Full year 7 No

10,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

10,000 Word Dissertation Law CCDM090 Full year 7 No

10,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

10,000 Word Dissertation Law CCDM090 Full year 7 No

10,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Level: 7

10,000 Word Dissertation Law CCDM090 Full year 7 No

10,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

20,000 Word Dissertation Law CCDM024 Full year 7 No

20,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Write a 20,000 word dissertation on a particular topic within a subject area of the computer and communications programme.

A Supervisor will be allocated according to topic.

Students will have two terms to write up and submit the dissertation.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

20,000 Word Dissertation Law CCDM024 Full year 7 No

20,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Write a 20,000 word dissertation on a particular topic within a subject area of the computer and communications programme.

A Supervisor will be allocated according to topic.

Students will have two terms to write up and submit the dissertation.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

20,000 Word Dissertation Law CCDM024 Full year 7 No

20,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Write a 20,000 word dissertation on a particular topic within a subject area of the computer and communications programme.

A Supervisor will be allocated according to topic.

Students will have two terms to write up and submit the dissertation.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

21st Century Networks Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS703D Semester 1 7 No

21st Century Networks

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Steve Uhlig
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an in-depth understanding of the key issues in next generation, all-IP networks. As the module provides timely material, it will be subject to constant but minor evolution. The topics covered include: converged network infrastructures including wired and wireless access networks, IPv6, network virtualization, network design and engineering, Internet traffic and applications, cloud and content delivery, economics and privacy.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7

21st Century Networks Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS703P Semester 1 7 No

21st Century Networks

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Steve Uhlig
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an in-depth understanding of the key issues in next generation, all-IP networks. As the module provides timely material, it will be subject to constant but minor evolution. The topics covered include: converged network infrastructures including wired and wireless access networks, IPv6, network virtualization, network design and engineering, Internet traffic and applications, cloud and content delivery, economics and privacy.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm

21st Century Networks Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS703U Semester 1 7 No

21st Century Networks

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Steve Uhlig
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an in-depth understanding of the key issues in next generation, all-IP networks. As the module provides timely material, it will be subject to constant but minor evolution. The topics covered include: converged network infrastructures including wired and wireless access networks, IPv6, network virtualization, network design and engineering, Internet traffic and applications, cloud and content delivery, economics and privacy.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

9/11 and American Film Languages Linguistics and Film SMLM047 Semester 2 7 No

9/11 and American Film

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Guy Westwell
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will examine a range of mainstream, independent and underground American films with a view to reading those films as representing a variety of responses to the experience and legacies of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001; produce symptomatic readings of films and cycles of films that directly and indirectly address the terrorist attacks and their aftermath and explore the tangled relationship between feature films and other cultural forms such as documentary film, photography and television news coverage.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 90.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Abnormal and Clinical Psychology Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC501 Semester 2 5 No

Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to give students a scientific overview of psychopathology based on empirical findings and to critically evaluate the range of approaches in this field. Topics covered include the history, classification and diagnosis of abnormal behaviour; aetiology and treatment protocols; current developments and advances in biological psychiatry (e.g., cognitive and affective neurosciences); cognitive and behavioural consequences of neurological disorders; anxiety disorders; mood disorders; personality disorders; schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders; somatoform and dissociative disorders; sexual and "gender identity" disorders; developmental psychopathology; practical and ethical concerns in mental health care; the role of mental health professionals particularly psychologists.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 6: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Accounting and Value Management Business and Management BUSM071 Semester 2 7 No

Accounting and Value Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nikolaos Tsitsianis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is framed with the context of managing for value and how managerial and investor interests are aligned and reflected in accounting information for value creation and market value added and value for money. This module is concerned with how accounting numbers are employed at operational, divisional and organizational levels to control and drive value creation for market value added or value for money. It is a module which is concerned with how accounting information is deployed to control and direct corporate and non-corporate organizations towards generating value on invested funds whether these are public, private or state sponsored agencies.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Office
  • Semester 2: Monday 1 pm - 4 pm

Accounting for Business Business and Management BUS106 Semester 2 4 Yes

Accounting for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Owolabi Bakre
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module provides insights into how accounting is embedded in a socio-economic, political and cultural context and how accounting is shaped by this context and in turn shapes this context. Adopting this broader perspective the module elaborates accounting concepts in the context of decision-making, control and governance. Key concepts and methods of accounting are discussed by focusing on the reporting of the financial position and the financial performance of business organisations, the analysis of the financial statements produced by business organisations and the use of accounting information by management for planning, decision making and control purposes.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm

Accounting for Business Models Business and Management BUSM070 Semester 1 7 No

Accounting for Business Models

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Colin Haslam
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module conceptualizes business models within an accounting framework. There are three significant parts to this module. how we can structure business models, designate business models with a sense of financial purpose (liquidity, solvency and capitalization) and finally evaluate performance and outcomes. These financial objectives are explored and evaluated using accounting data for a range of business model types for example, banking, private equity and bio-pharma and 3rd /public sector organizations.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm

A Century of Extremes: Germany 1890 - 1990 History HST5324 Full year 5 Yes

A Century of Extremes: Germany 1890 - 1990

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Christina Von Hodenberg
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides a systematic account of German history in the twentieth century. It aims at a better understanding of the major developments in society, politics, culture, and economy which shaped the country up to today.

In the beginning, special attention will be paid to the origins and consequences of World War I, the challenges facing the Weimar republic, Hitler's rise, the National Socialist Regime, World War II, and the Holocaust. The module then turns to the Allied occupation, Germany's division into two states on opposing sides of the Cold War, the Westernization of the West and Sovietization of the East, and the unexpected reunification.

Class readings include historical research and original sources as well as some literary texts and films. Different approaches, arguments, and controversies will be presented.

Suggested reading:
M. Fulbrook, The Divided Nation: A History of Germany 1918-1990 (1991)

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm

A Century of Extremes: Germany 1890 - 1990 History HST5324A Semester 1 5 Yes

A Century of Extremes: Germany 1890 - 1990

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Christina Von Hodenberg
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides a systematic account of German history in the twentieth century. It aims at a better understanding of the major developments in society, politics, culture, and economy which shaped the country up to today.

In the beginning, special attention will be paid to the origins and consequences of World War I, the challenges facing the Weimar republic, Hitler's rise, the National Socialist Regime, World War II, and the Holocaust. The module then turns to the Allied occupation, Germany's division into two states on opposing sides of the Cold War, the Westernization of the West and Sovietization of the East, and the unexpected reunification. Class readings include historical research and original sources as well as some literary texts and films. Different approaches, arguments, and controversies will be presented.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm

A Century of Extremes: Germany 1890 - 1990 History HST5324B Semester 2 5 Yes

A Century of Extremes: Germany 1890 - 1990

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Christina Von Hodenberg
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides a systematic account of German history in the twentieth century. It aims at a better understanding of the major developments in society, politics, culture, and economy which shaped the country up to today.

In the beginning, special attention will be paid to the origins and consequences of World War I, the challenges facing the Weimar republic, Hitler's rise, the National Socialist Regime, World War II, and the Holocaust. The module then turns to the Allied occupation, Germany's division into two states on opposing sides of the Cold War, the Westernization of the West and Sovietization of the East, and the unexpected reunification. Class readings include historical research and original sources as well as some literary texts and films. Different approaches, arguments, and controversies will be presented.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm

A Closer Look at Chemistry Science and Engineering Foundation Programme SEF004 Semester 2 3 Yes

A Closer Look at Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tippu Sheriff
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SEF003

This module expands upon topics covered in SEF003 and provides a further introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry; including topics such as thermochemistry, reaction kinetics and equilibria, molecular structure, aspects of organic chemistry, and spectroscopic methods. Prerequisite: SEF003 Introductory Chemistry

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Action Design English and Drama DRA245 Semester 2 5 Yes

Action Design

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Julian Deering
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides a practical and theoretical introduction to the seven areas of technical production for the theatre: Lighting, Sound, Design, Workshop, Costume, Technical Drawing and Stage Management. Through this practical introduction you will develop a theoretical understanding of the Design systems of Josef Svoboda, Jaroslav Malina and Jan Dusek and develop an appreciation and active practical response to the term 'scenografie' and the Action Design Movement. Not open to Associate Students.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Student-led teaching
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 6 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Actuarial Mathematics Mathematical Sciences MTH6100 Semester 2 6 Yes

Actuarial Mathematics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Dudley Stark
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH4101 MTH4107

This module gives an introduction to the mathematics of life assurance. You will learn to value cash flows and use life tables for making predictions and analysing mortality patterns. This leads on to the valuation of life annuities and of the benefits paid in life assurance policies. Various life assurance products will be explained and then used for illustration of the basic principles of life assurance.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am -10 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm

Actuarial Mathematics Mathematical Sciences MTH6100P Semester 2 6 No

Actuarial Mathematics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Dudley Stark
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module gives an introduction to the mathematics of life assurance. You will learn to value cash flows and use life tables for making predictions and analysing mortality patterns. This leads on to the valuation of life annuities and of the benefits paid in life assurance policies. Various life assurance products will be explained and then used for illustration of the basic principles of life assurance.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am

Adaptations English and Drama DRA248 Semester 1 5 Yes

Adaptations

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contacts - Drama
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Performances as diverse as Hollywood cinema, West End theatre, Restoration drama, costume dramas, verbatim theatre and experimental theatre and performance practices exhibit a fascination with adapting the work of other artists and media. This module explores issuees at stake in practices of adaptation and provides students with opportunities to experiment with creating adaptations. In particular, Adaptations investigates the ways in which a variety of media might be adapted for performance and the aesthetic, cultural and ethical considerations that arise from this work. Students will engage with these issues and practices through a critical engagement with case studies, criticism and practical tasks. In the module of these investigations, students will experiment with a range of performance-making strategies and test ideas and concepts such as simulation, mimesis, genre, originality and authenticity. Students will work with a range of materials for adaptation which might include, but is not limited to: film, fiction, painting, sculpture, interviews, news media, plays, (auto)biography and photographs.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Student-led teaching
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 6 pm - 9 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am - 1 pm

Administrative Law Law LAW5106 Semester 2 5 Yes

Administrative Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Daniela Nadj
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Law Background

The module in Administrative Law focuses on the principles of judicial review, the process by which the courts are asked to determine the validity or invalidity of the decisions, actions and inaction of government departments, local councils and other public bodies.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm

Advanced Accounting for Business Business and Management BUS216 Semester 2 5 Yes

Advanced Accounting for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sukhvinder Sian
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module builds on the foundation provided by BUS106 Accounting for Business in Year 1. In the area of Financial Accounting, the proposed module focuses on Financial Reporting by companies, and impact of company law and accounting standards. In Management Accounting the module looks at different approaches to costing, and the concept of identifying relevant costs for management decision-making; the appraisal of investment opportunities (capital budgeting) and accounting as a control mechanism.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm

Advanced Aircraft Design Engineering and Materials Science DEN7305 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Aircraft Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: DEN6305,DENM305
Prerequisite: None

This module is concerned with the design and performance of a typical aircraft. It covers mission based subsonic aircraft design methodology, areodynamic design, engine design, and noise in propeller and jet driven aircraft, structural design and materials selection.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 2 pm

Advanced Aircraft Design Engineering and Materials Science DENM305 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Aircraft Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is concerned with the design and performance of a typical aircraft. It covers mission based subsonic aircraft design methodology, areodynamic design, engine design, and noise in propeller and jet driven aircraft, structural design and materials selection.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 7

Advanced Analytical Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC603 Semester 2 6 Yes

Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tippu Sheriff
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SBC107

This module builds on the 1st year analytical course (SBC107), with an emphasis on advanced instrumental methods. The course will cover advanced separation and spectroscopic methods of analysis, with a special emphasis on hyphenated techniques such as GC-MS, LC-MS-MS, ICP-MS etc as well as advanced techniques in capillary electrophoresis and molecular spectroscopy such as ATR and Raman spectroscopy. Various applications of these methods will be discussed with a view to their application in a modern analytical laboratory.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10, 16: Friday 1 pm - 3 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Weeks 7: Monday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 7: Tuesday 9 am - 3 pm

Advanced Asset Pricing and Modelling Economics and Finance ECOM044 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Asset Pricing and Modelling

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The aim of this module is to provide students with the analytical tools of advanced finance theory. The module will give an introduction to stochastic calculus, optimal control and martingale methods, and will cover dynamic asset pricing models, optimal consumption and portfolio theory, equilibrium models of the term structure of interest rates, option pricing of interest rates and stocks based on arbitrage and general equilibrium models, incomplete markets and portfolio optimisation in incomplete markets. Prerequisites: ECOM043 Quantitative Asset Pricing

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5: Friday 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3: Saturday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4: Friday 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 16: Friday 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9: Friday 6 pm - 9 pm

Advanced Combinatorics Mathematical Sciences MTH742P Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Combinatorics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Thomas Mueller
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module builds on the combinatorial ideas of the modules Combinatorics and Extremal Combinatorics and introduces some of the more advanced tools for solving combinatorial and graph theoretic problems. The topics covered will depend on the module organiser's expertise but significant emphasis will be on the techniques used as well as the results proved.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am -10 am
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Advanced Combinatorics Mathematical Sciences MTH742U Semester 1 7 Yes

Advanced Combinatorics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Thomas Mueller
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH6109

This module builds on the combinatorial ideas of the modules Combinatorics and Extremal Combinatorics and introduces some of the more advanced tools for solving combinatorial and graph theoretic problems. The topics covered will depend on the module organiser's expertise but significant emphasis will be on the techniques used as well as the results proved.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Advanced Combustion in Reciprocating Engines Engineering and Materials Science DEN426 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Combustion in Reciprocating Engines

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Dongsheng Wen
Overlap: DEN326,DENM021
Prerequisite: DEN208 and DEN101 DEN313

This module introduce fundamentals of combustions in automotive engine. Topics included in the module cover the principles of operation of spark and compression ignition engines, energy and fuels, fuel properties for use in engines, combustion and flame development in CI and Si engines, gaseous and particle emission, and regulations.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Advanced Combustion in Reciprocating Engines Engineering and Materials Science DENM021 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Combustion in Reciprocating Engines

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Dongsheng Wen
Overlap: DEN326,DEN426
Prerequisite: None

This module covers fundamentals and applications of combustions in automotive engine. Topics covered in the module include the principles of operation of spark and compression ignition engines, energy and fuels, fuel properties for use in engines, combustion and flame development in CI and Si engines, gaseous and particle emission, and regulations, as well as additional directed advanced reading material in energy use in power plants, combustion modelling and life cycle analysis.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Advanced Computing in Finance Mathematical Sciences MTH773P Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Computing in Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Michael Phillips
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This is a follow-up course of 'Computational Methods in Finance'. Your knowledge of C++ will be further enhanced and further topics of interest in mathematical finance will be numerically investigated. An important topic for this module is the use of Monte Carlo simulations for pricing various types of options. The Black-Scholes theory and its connection with PDEs will be revisited in a numerical context. Moreover, at the end of this course you will also investigate models beyond the Black-Scholes theory, based on stochastic volatility, which touches current research.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm

Advanced Database Systems and Technology Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS613U Semester 1 6 Yes

Advanced Database Systems and Technology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tony Stockman
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Topics covered include: Database performance tuning: denormalisation, over normalisation, indexing and clustering. Active databases: the event, condition action model, different types of triggers and their applications. Databases for XML and XML query languages: DTD, storage, model, native database, XPath, XQuery, mapping to relational and OO DBMS; Data mining: the exploration of large quantities of data for the discovery of meaningful rules and knowledge; Information extraction: the analysis of unrestricted text to extract information about pre-specified types of events, entities or relationships; Mobile databases: design and performance; Moving objects databases: language extensions to support spatial-temporal data.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Advanced Database Systems and Technology Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS716D Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Database Systems and Technology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tony Stockman
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Database performance tuning: denormalisation, over normalisation use of indexes, clustering. Active database systems: the event condition action model, types and applications of triggers. Databases for XML and XML query languages: DTD, storage, model, native database, XPath, XQuery Data mining: the exploration of large quantities of data for the discovery of meaningful rules and knowledge; Moving object databases: approaches to the modelling and querying of temporal, spatial and spatial-temporal data

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7

Advanced Database Systems and Technology Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS716P Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Database Systems and Technology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tony Stockman
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Database performance tuning: denormalisation, over normalisation use of indexes, clustering. Active database systems: the event condition action model, types and applications of triggers. Databases for XML and XML query languages: DTD, storage, model, native database, XPath, XQuery Data mining: the exploration of large quantities of data for the discovery of meaningful rules and knowledge; Moving object databases: approaches to the modelling and querying of temporal, spatial and spatial-temporal data

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Advanced Environmental Engineering Engineering and Materials Science DEN420 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Environmental Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Wormleaton
Overlap: DENM012,DEN320
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed for fourth year MEng and for MSc students. It will be taught alongside DEN320 Environmental Engineering and so will contain all of the materials on that module. Students should refer to the description of DEN320 for details of this part of the course. Additional lectures will be provided on advanced numerical environmental modelling including risk analysis, decision theory, probabilities and Monte-Carlo simulation. Students will complete a group project which will involve some of these more advanced analysis and modelling techniques.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm

Advanced Environmental Engineering Engineering and Materials Science DENM012 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Environmental Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Wormleaton
Overlap: DEN420
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed for fourth year MEng and for MSc students. It will be taught alongside DEN320 Environmental Engineering and so will contain all of the materials on that module. Students should refer to the description of DEN320 for details of this part of the course. Additional lectures will be provided on advanced numerical environmental modelling including risk analysis, decision theory, probabilities and Monte-Carlo simulation. Students will complete a group project which will involve some of these more advanced analysis and modelling techniques.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm

Advanced Experimental Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE010 Semester 1 6 No

Advanced Experimental Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Christopher Bray
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

A module of practical work designed to familiarise chemistry students with modern experimental methods and techniques in inorganic and organic chemistry. This module will build upon the practical skills acquired during the first two years. A report based on a literature search will also form part of the module, and instruction in the technique of searching the literature will be provided.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6

Advanced Flight Control and Simulation of Aerospace Vehicles Engineering and Materials Science DENM001 Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Flight Control and Simulation of Aerospace Vehicles

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN303

This is an advanced integrated MSc module consisting of the main topics that are of primary importance to aerospace vehicle flight control and flight simulation. The module aims at providing an in-depth understanding of the principles of flight control and aerospace vehicle simulation. Basic functions of aerospace and launch vehicle flight control systems synthesis and the kinematics and dynamics of flight simulation including pilot physiological modelling and human factors would be covered as part of the course.
A student on the course can expect to gain design experience with the application of the numerical simulation of aerospace vehicle dynamics associated with a variety of such vehicles provided he/she completes all tutorial and the supplementary design exercises. He/she could also expect to gain experience in using the School's integrated flight simulation facility.
On completing the course the student would be able to parametrically design and synthesise a typical aerospace vehicle control subsystem.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 3 pm - 5 pm

Advanced Flight Control and Simulation of Aerospace Vehicles Engineering and Materials Science DEN7001 Semester 1 7 Yes

Advanced Flight Control and Simulation of Aerospace Vehicles

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This is an advanced integrated MSc module consisting of the main topics that are of primary importance to aerospace vehicle flight control and flight simulation. The module aims at providing an in-depth understanding of the principles of flight control and aerospace vehicle simulation. Basic functions of aerospace and launch vehicle flight control systems synthesis and the kinematics and dynamics of flight simulation including pilot physiological modelling and human factors would be covered as part of the course.
A student on the course can expect to gain design experience with the application of the numerical simulation of aerospace vehicle dynamics associated with a variety of such vehicles provided he/she completes all tutorial and the supplementary design exercises. He/she could also expect to gain experience in using the School's integrated flight simulation facility.
On completing the course the student would be able to parametrically design and synthesise a typical aerospace vehicle control subsystem.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 3 pm - 5 pm

Advanced Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Engineering and Materials Science DEN409 Semester 1 7 Yes

Advanced Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
Overlap: DENM031
Prerequisite: DEN240 DEN241 DEN242 DEN208

This module is an advanced module built on the 2nd year Heat Transfer (DEN228) and Mechanics of Fluids 2 (DEN205) modules. The module includes transient conduction with high Biot numbers, mathematical treatment of convective heat transfer problems, boundary layer equations and its analytical solution for flow over a plain surface, natural convection and pipe flow. The topics in mass transfer, turbulent flows, condensation and boiling heat transfer, and radiation will be further developed.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 9 am -11 am

Advanced Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Engineering and Materials Science DENM031 Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
Overlap: DEN409
Prerequisite: DEN5208

This module is an advanced module built on the 2nd year Heat Transfer (DEN228) and Mechanics of Fluids 2 (DEN205) modules. The module includes transient conduction with high Biot numbers, mathematical treatment of convective heat transfer problems, boundary layer equations and its analytical solution for flow over a plain surface, natural convection and pipe flow. The topics in mass transfer, turbulent flows, condensation and boiling heat transfer, and radiation will be further developed.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Advanced French Languages Linguistics and Film LLU013 Full year 4 Yes

Advanced French

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Higher-further level or similar

Overlap: None. Prerequisite: Higher-further level or similar

These modules are for students who have studied French up to intermediate level. Their aim is to improve your performance and confidence in your use of French. The courses are practical and have a core language component for social situations, and also include language and topics for specific professional purposes.
You will be able to choose from a range of topics which include study abroad, professional visits, jobs, media, advertising, the world of communications, ecology, etc and will be studied from different angles according to your interests. You will be able to work on individual and group projects according to your interests.

Level(s): 4

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm

Advanced French I Languages Linguistics and Film LLU113 Semester 1 4 Yes

Advanced French I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Higher-further level or similar

Overlap: None. Prerequisite: Higher-further level or similar

These modules are for students who have studied French up to intermediate level. Their aim is to improve your performance and confidence in your use of French and develop the different language skills equally (speaking, writing, reading and listening). The courses are practical and have a core language component for social situations, and also include language and topics for specific professional purposes. These topics include study abroad, professional visits, jobs, meetings etc. You will be able to work on individual and group projects according to your interests.

Level(s): 4

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 25.0% Practical, 75.0% Coursework
Level: 4

Advanced Gas Turbines Engineering and Materials Science DEN427 Semester 2 7 Yes

Advanced Gas Turbines

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Eldad Avital
Overlap: DENM022
Prerequisite: DEN107/DEN240/DEN241/DEN242 and DEN313

Much of the content is thermodynamics, applicable to both aerospace propulsion and to power generating gas turbines. The lectures and tutorials will be common with those for DEN 306, but there will be additional directed reading on this module, to enable students to tackle a substantial piece of coursework. This will concern the energy use in power and propulsion systems and the optimisation of land-based power-generating gas turbines in combined cycles with steam plant or similar project.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 8 am - 8 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 6 pm

Advanced Gas Turbines Engineering and Materials Science DENM022 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Gas Turbines

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Eldad Avital
Overlap: DEN427
Prerequisite: DEN107 DEN313

Much of the content is thermodynamics, applicable to both aerospace propulsion and to power generating gas turbines. The lectures and tutorials will be common with those for DEN 306, but there will be additional directed reading on this module, to enable students to tackle a substantial piece of coursework. This will concern the energy use in power and propulsion systems and the optimisation of land-based power-generating gas turbines in combined cycles with steam plant or similar project.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 6 pm

Advanced German II Languages Linguistics and Film LLU733 Semester 2 4 Yes

Advanced German II

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module is suitable for students with an Intermediate level (CEFR level B2) in German.
Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency and accuracy in both media. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal comfortably, confidently and competently at a higher intermediate level with the language required to cope effectively with a wide range of circumstances and situations. In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus framework which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at C1 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.By the end of the module, students will be able to read complex and challenging texts in German (particularly related to current affairs), they will also be able to understand longer and challenging spoken texts and have a general discussion about a variety of topics at a higher intermediate level.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 4

Advanced High Speed Aerodynamics Engineering and Materials Science DEN7405 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced High Speed Aerodynamics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: DEN6405,DENM405
Prerequisite: DEN5242

This module reviews fundamentals of thermodynamics and introduces compressible flows and moves towards more advanced topics in compressible flows. Oblique shock waves, expansion waves, shock-expansion theory, wave interactions and wave drag will be discussed. Design of the supersonic inlets and nozzles in aircraft and rocket propulsion including method of characteristics, design of high speed test facilities including shock tubes will be addressed. Effects of heat and friction on gas flows. Design aspects of high speed aeroplanes and viscous effects will be discussed and analysed including fundamentals of hypersonic flows and high temperature gas dynamics.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 30.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Advanced High Speed Aerodynamics Engineering and Materials Science DENM405 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced High Speed Aerodynamics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: DEN6405,DEN7405
Prerequisite: None

This module reviews fundamentals of thermodynamics and introduces compressible flows and moves towards more advanced topics in compressible flows. Oblique shock waves, expansion waves, shock-expansion theory, wave interactions and wave drag will be discussed. Design of the supersonic inlets and nozzles in aircraft and rocket propulsion including method of characteristics, design of high speed test facilities including shock tubes will be addressed. Effects of heat and friction on gas flows. Design aspects of high speed aeroplanes and viscous effects will be discussed and analysed including fundamentals of hypersonic flows and high temperature gas dynamics.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 30.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Advanced IP Issues: Digital Rights Management Law CCDM015 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced IP Issues: Digital Rights Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ian Walden
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will explore the emergent legal and technological framework for the Protection of Digital Intellectual Property. This will encompass the WIPO Copyright Treaty and its implementation in key signatory states, including the EU's copyright and related rights in an information society Directive, the UK Copyright Regulations and the US' Digital Millennium Copyright Act as well as the range of digital rights management tools, their use and their interaction with laws governing other areas such as privacy and competition.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Advanced Management Accounting Business and Management BUSM067 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Management Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Owolabi Bakre
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module identifies and explores challenges and issues facing organisations as they operate in a world of increasing competitiveness and change, requiring managers to combine management accounting ideas with those from other areas such as marketing, technology and HR. Accordingly it is interdisciplinary.
The module is arranged around:
1 Accounting for strategic management: introduction: methodological issues in management accounting
2 The essence of management control in private, voluntary and public sectors
3 Strategic Issues in cost allocation and activity-based costing and activity-based management
4 Advanced manufacturing technology, JIT, target costing and product life-cycle costing
5 Quality costing, total quality management and management accounting systems
6 Value-chain analysis and accounting
7 Customer profitability analysis/customer accounting
8 Competitor analysis/competitor accounting
9 Responsibility accounting, financial performance measures, and transfer prices
10 Measuring non-financial performance: the balanced scorecard
11 Benchmarking analysis
The module will draw upon a range of case studies drawn from the `real world¿.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm

Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques Engineering and Materials Science MAT804 Semester 2 7 Yes

Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Asa Barber
Overlap: MTRM066
Prerequisite: None

The module details the latest developments and breakthroughs in characterization techniques used to examine common types of materials. These techniques are varied but focus on high resolution imaging and structural information as well as methods to measure the physical properties of materials. Core topics investigate advanced scanning probe microscopy to image surfaces and provide a wealth of physical information, mechanical testing small volumes using nanoindentation, electron imaging and sample preparation using focussed ion beam methods and X-ray scattering used in biological tissue. Topics are delivered by experts in the field.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 11 am

Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques Engineering and Materials Science MTRM066 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Asa Barber
Overlap: MAT804
Prerequisite: None

The module details the latest developments and breakthroughs in characterization techniques used to examine common types of materials. These techniques are varied but focus on high resolution imaging and structural information as well as methods to measure the physical properties of materials. Core topics investigate advanced scanning probe microscopy to image surfaces and provide a wealth of physical information, mechanical testing small volumes using nanoindentation, electron imaging and sample preparation using focussed ion beam methods and X-ray scattering used in biological tissue. Topics are delivered by experts in the field.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 11 am

Advanced Medical Negligence Law QLLM005 Full year 7 No

Advanced Medical Negligence

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Mr Marc Stauch
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will closely delve into medical negligence by examining the principal difficulties associated with the common law cause of action, and the various (often controversial) ways in which statute has encroached in recent years to adjust patient-medical practitioner patterns of legal liability.

Following a brief revision of the general cause of action, the module will analyse and critique a number of its manifestations, including: wrongful conception, wrongful birth, wrongful life, secondary victim psychiatric illness, treatment of the legal good Samaritan, failure to warn actions, therapeutic privilege, obligations to fund or to provide health treatment, faulty screening services, and compensatory ceilings.

Prerequisites: none
Applicable Groupings: M

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 10, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: Friday 10 am - 2 pm

Advanced Microeconomics Economics and Finance ECN361 Semester 1 6 Yes

Advanced Microeconomics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Roberto Veneziani
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECN211 ECN214

This module aims to help you to bridge the gap between undergraduate and postgraduate economics. It is strongly recommended for all students who are considering continuing to a taught Master's degree in Economics. The module will attempt to develop your capacity for strategic reasoning via the translation of economic stories into simple models, spelling out every step of each argument in detail. Topics covered include individual decision making, efficiency of competitive market economy and causes of market failure, social choice and welfare, and information economics.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Advanced Oral Competence in French Languages Linguistics and Film FRE407 Full year 6 Yes

Advanced Oral Competence in French

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Laetitia Calabrese
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: There will be a qualifying entry test in Welcome Week; priority will be given to non-francophone stu

This module aims to develop oral comprehension and language production skills to a very high level. You will study authentic extracts from a wide variety of French and Francophone sources (radio, tv and the internet) and will be trained in language competence in both formal and informal situations ranging from debates to recorded formal oral communication.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lab
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm

Advanced Oral Competence in Spanish Languages Linguistics and Film HSP611 Full year 6 Yes

Advanced Oral Competence in Spanish

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Consuelo Sanmateu-Martinez
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: HSP/233 or HSP/271

Students in their final year will practice their aural and oral skills. A range of tests will be used, such as aural comprehension of either video or audio material, summary of a lecture, ability to recognise and switch between linguistic registers (standard, colloquial, etc) and liaison interpreting.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lab
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm

Advanced Polymer Synthesis Engineering and Materials Science MAT7797 Semester 2 7 Yes

Advanced Polymer Synthesis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Julien Gautrot
Overlap: MTRM797
Prerequisite: None

This module will give students a thorough understanding and knowledge of polymer synthesis techniques and their main applications. It will focus on key areas for industrial applications: synthesis of high performance polymers, polymeric biomaterials, polymers used for energy production and in the micro-electronics area. At the beginning of the module, basic polymerisation methods and concepts will be reviewed, to enable students with different backgrounds to come to the same level in the field of polymer chemistry. Following lectures will focus on more advanced polymerisation methods and their use to synthesis functional materials with industrial applications.

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm

Advanced Polymer Synthesis Engineering and Materials Science MTRM797 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Polymer Synthesis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Julien Gautrot
Overlap: MAT7797
Prerequisite: None

This module will give students a thorough understanding and knowledge of polymer synthesis techniques and their main applications. It will focus on key areas for industrial applications: synthesis of high performance polymers, polymeric biomaterials, polymers used for energy production and in the micro-electronics area. At the beginning of the module, basic polymerisation methods and concepts will be reviewed, to enable students with different backgrounds to come to the same level in the field of polymer chemistry. Following lectures will focus on more advanced polymerisation methods and their use to synthesis functional materials with industrial applications.

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm

Advanced Program Design Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS711D Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Program Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matthew Huntbach
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Basic concepts and techniques of object-oriented programming in general and the use of Java in particular. Issues in class and interface design (minimising class and member accessibility, immutability, composition versus inheritance, interfaces versus abstract classes, preventing subclassing, static versus nonstatic classes). The module will also examine a number of Design Patterns. Requirements for creating understandable, maintainable, and robust classes that can be easily reused by others in a team. Exceptions, type variables, iterators and other advanced aspects of the core Java language will be covered. Java's Collections Framework will be considered in detail as an example of a coherent set of Java classes designed to work together, and for its use of generic typing. There will also be some coverage of software engineering principles: analysis and specification of user requirements, object-oriented design, testing and debugging, refactoring.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7

Advanced Program Design Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS711P Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Program Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matthew Huntbach
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Basic concepts and techniques of object-oriented programming in general and the use of Java in particular. Issues in class and interface design (minimising class and member accessibility, immutability, composition versus inheritance, interfaces versus abstract classes, preventing subclassing, static versus nonstatic classes). The module will also examine a number of Design Patterns. Requirements for creating understandable, maintainable, and robust classes that can be easily reused by others in a team. Exceptions, type variables, iterators and other advanced aspects of the core Java language will be covered. Java's Collections Framework will be considered in detail as an example of a coherent set of Java classes designed to work together, and for its use of generic typing. There will also be some coverage of software engineering principles: analysis and specification of user requirements, object-oriented design, testing and debugging, refactoring.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Advanced Quantum Field Theory Physics and Astronomy PHY7007P Semester 2 7 Yes

Advanced Quantum Field Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Andreas Brandhuber
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module gives a broad exposition of the modern frame work for the unification of special relativity and quantum theory -- relativistic quantum field theory (QFT). Lagrangian formulation and canonical quantisation of free fields with spin = 0, 1/2, 1 are revised. The construction of interacting quantum field theories is devoloped with special focus on phi^4-theory and quantum electrodynamics (QED). Perturbation theory in terms of Feynman diagrams is developed systematically, and important concepts such as regularisation and renormalisation are introduced. These tools are applied to the calculation of simple tree-level and one-loop S-matrix elements and cross-sections in phi^4 theory and QED, corrections to the electron magnetic moment and the running coupling. The course will also touch on more advanced topics such as anomalies, non-Abelian gauge theories, and modern methods for the calculation of S-matrix elements.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Advanced Quantum Field Theory Physics and Astronomy PHY7007U Semester 2 7 Yes

Advanced Quantum Field Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Andreas Brandhuber
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module gives a broad exposition of the modern frame work for the unification of special relativity and quantum theory -- relativistic quantum field theory (QFT). Lagrangian formulation and canonical quantisation of free fields with spin = 0, 1/2, 1 are revised. The construction of interacting quantum field theories is devoloped with special focus on phi^4-theory and quantum electrodynamics (QED). Perturbation theory in terms of Feynman diagrams is developed systematically, and important concepts such as regularisation and renormalisation are introduced. These tools are applied to the calculation of simple tree-level and one-loop S-matrix elements and cross-sections in phi^4 theory and QED, corrections to the electron magnetic moment and the running coupling. The course will also touch on more advanced topics such as anomalies, non-Abelian gauge theories, and modern methods for the calculation of S-matrix elements.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Advanced Research and Practice in Environmental Science Geography GEG6216 Full year 6 No

Advanced Research and Practice in Environmental Science

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gemma Harvey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to develop advanced skills in Environmental Science Research and Practice, in order to prepare students for the Independent Research Project at Level 7 and employment beyond Queen Mary. The module enables students to:
(i) develop project ideas for their Level 7 Independent Research Project.
(ii) develop the research design for the Independent Research Project.
(iii) undertake a critical review of methodological approaches within a relevant scientific field, contributing to the development of the research design for the Independent Research Project and developing writing skills in relation to the synthesis and effective communication of advanced scientific and/or technical information.
(iv) produce a detailed project plan and timetable, together with full risk assessment covering any field and laboratory work to be undertaken as part of the Independent Research Project.
(v) explore potential future career paths.
(vi) develop their ability to effectively communicate their skills and experience in relation to employment criteria.

Assessment: 30.0% Practical, 70.0% Coursework
Level: 6

Advanced Research Skills English and Drama ESH265 Semester 2 5 No

Advanced Research Skills

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Richard Coulton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is only available to students on English single and joint honours degree programmes. Research skills form a crucial part of the undergraduate degree at Queen Mary. In the final year, all single honours English students undertake an extended, research-led English Dissertation (a supervised independent study, assessed by a dissertation of 10,000 words in length). On this Level 5 module, you will study, assess and reflect on the skills needed to complete the dissertation. A key rationale for this module is the acquisition of transferable skills. Both in the dissertation, and in later life, as a student of English, you will be required to articulate the research processes and choices underpinning your work, to work independently and in a group on research-led topics, and to present your findings according to agreed criteria. The module is designed to enhance your research capabilities by providing you with the requisite knowledge and skills to conduct research at BA level. Classes will cover all aspects of the research process, including proposal writing, bibliographical skills, note taking, and dissertation planning. Not open to Associate Students.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Friday 3 pm - 5 pm

Advanced Spacecraft Design: Manoeuvring and Orbital Mechanics Engineering and Materials Science DEN7335 Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Spacecraft Design: Manoeuvring and Orbital Mechanics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof John Stark
Overlap: DEN6335,DENM335
Prerequisite: None

The module introduces students to the factors which influence spacecraft design and highlights the need for a systems engineering approach. The module will provide students with a suitable mathematical description of orbital motion in order to understand spacecraft trajectories about the earth and simplified techniques for planning interplanetary space missions. Underlying principles of all spacecraft propulsion technologies are described, with some detailed focus on electric propulsion.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 175.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm

Advanced Spacecraft Design: Manoeuvring and Orbital Mechanics Engineering and Materials Science DENM335 Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Spacecraft Design: Manoeuvring and Orbital Mechanics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof John Stark
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module introduces students to the factors which influence spacecraft design and highlights the need for a systems engineering approach. The module will provide students with a suitable mathematical description of orbital motion in order to understand spacecraft trajectories about the earth and simplified techniques for planning interplanetary space missions. Underlying principles of all spacecraft propulsion technologies are described, with some detailed focus on electric propulsion.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 175.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm

Advanced Spanish Languages Linguistics and Film LLU023 Full year 4 Yes

Advanced Spanish

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Higher-further level or similar

Overlap: None. Prerequisite: Higher-further level or similar

These modules are for students who have studied Spanish up to intermediate level. Their aim is to improve your performance and confidence in your use of Spanish and develop the different language skills equally (speaking, writing, reading and listening). The courses are practical and have a core language component for social situations, and also include language and topics for specific professional purposes. You will be able to choose from a range of topics which include study abroad, professional visits, jobs, media, advertising, the world of communications, ecology, etc and will be studied from different angles according to your interests. You will be able to work on individual and group projects according to your interests.

Level(s): 4

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Wednesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

Advanced Spanish I Languages Linguistics and Film LLU123 Semester 1 4 Yes

Advanced Spanish I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Higher-further level or similar

Overlap: None. Prerequisite: Higher-further level or similar

These modules are for students who have studied Spanish up to Further level II or similar. Their aim is to improve your performance and confidence in your use of Spanish at an advanced level and develop the different language skills equally (speaking, writing, reading and listening). They will also extend your knowledge of the world of business and industry in the countries where Spanish is spoken. The courses are practical and have a core language component for social situations, and also include language and topics for specific professional purposes. These topics include study abroad, professional visits, jobs, meetings etc. You will be able to work on individual and group projects according to your interests.

Level(s): 4

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 25.0% Practical, 75.0% Coursework
Level: 4

Advanced Spanish II Languages Linguistics and Film LLU223 Semester 2 4 Yes

Advanced Spanish II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Advanced level or similar

Overlap: None. Prerequisite: Advanced level or similar

These modules are designed for students who have studied Spanish up to Advanced level I or similar. Their aim is to improve your performance and confidence in your use of Spanish at an advanced level and develop the different language skills equally (speaking, writing, reading and listening). They will also extend your knowledge of the world of business and industry in the countries where Spanish is spoken. The courses are practical and have a core language component for social situations, and also include language and topics for specific professional purposes. You will be able to choose from a range of topics which include media, advertising, the world of communications, ecology, etc and will be studied from different angles according to your interests.

Level(s): 4

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 4

Advanced Statistics Project Mathematical Sciences MTH6103 Full year 6 No

Advanced Statistics Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Heiko Grossmann
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH5120

The major part of this module is an individual project on some aspect of probability, statistical theory or applied statistics. There will also be classes, which will cover an introduction to project work, statistical study skills and report writing.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 6

Advanced Structure-Property Relationships in Materials Engineering and Materials Science MAT706 Semester 1 7 Yes

Advanced Structure-Property Relationships in Materials

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Asa Barber
Overlap: MTRM065
Prerequisite: None

The module introduces the advantages of producing complex materials consisting of constituents of relatively small size (nanomaterials). The physical properties of nanomaterials are considered and justification on using nanomaterials within composite design made. Complex materials produced synthetically and those found in nature (such as bone, teeth and shell) are examined. The production of complex materials using biomineralization in nature and synthetic routes are defined. In addition, developing an understanding of the relationship between structure and function is enhanced using practical work.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Advanced Structure-Property Relationships in Materials Engineering and Materials Science MTRM065 Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Structure-Property Relationships in Materials

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Asa Barber
Overlap: MAT706
Prerequisite: None

The module introduces the advantages of producing complex materials consisting of constituents of relatively small size (nanomaterials). The physical properties of nanomaterials are considered and justification on using nanomaterials within composite design made. Complex materials produced synthetically and those found in nature (such as bone, teeth and shell) are examined. The production of complex materials using biomineralization in nature and synthetic routes are defined. In addition, developing an understanding of the relationship between structure and function is enhanced using practical work.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Advanced Syntactic Theory Languages Linguistics and Film LIN7022 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Syntactic Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Hagit Borer
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This course takes students through the analysis of fundamental syntactic phenomena (clause structure, case, extended projection, nominal structure, clausal complementation, long distance dependencies, locality) using current minimalist feature checking models. It shares a lecture slot with LIN039 (the advanced undergraduate syntax course) but goes beyond the material covered there in seminar classes which discuss the motivations for the particular theoretical implementations, and the challenges that arise in applying these ideas to languages other than English (while the undergraduate course is focussed on having students understand the model, rather than being able to improve it). The course begins with the hierarchical functional structure of clauses, implementing this via extended projection (Grimshaw 1991) combined with feature valuation (Chomsky 2001), and then develops these core theoretical ideas in a systematic fashion to cover the other topics mentioned above.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

Advanced Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Engineering and Materials Science MTRM064 Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tina Chowdhury
Overlap: MAT311
Prerequisite: None

This specialised module covers a range of topics in Tissue Engineering. It will develop the knowledge base of the student with emphasis on the current research directions of this rapidly emerging topic supported by skills developed in the laboratory. The students will understand the multidisciplinary principles underpinning tissue engineering, They will appreciate principles that underlie behind a series of strategies to repair both tissues and organs. They will be able to apply their engineering background to biological systems. They will develop skills to enable them to be fully conversant with current research.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 11 am

Advanced Transform Methods Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS706D Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Transform Methods

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ioannis Patras
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces transform and sub-band techniques as a pre-cursor to compression and other applications. It is the first step beyond the fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing. The module highlights the time-frequency trade-off and students will learn to understand the relative merits of different time to frequency mappings. Students will also be a exposed to joint time-frequency transforms and will learn to utilize and develop skills in high performance mathematical visualization software.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 1 pm - 4 pm

Advanced Transform Methods Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS706P Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Transform Methods

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ioannis Patras
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces transform and sub-band techniques as a pre-cursor to compression and other applications. It is the first step beyond the fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing. The module highlights the time-frequency trade-off and students will learn to understand the relative merits of different time to frequency mappings. Students will also be a exposed to joint time-frequency transforms and will learn to utilize and develop skills in high performance mathematical visualization software.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm

Advanced Transform Methods Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS706U Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Transform Methods

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ioannis Patras
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces transform and sub-band techniques as a pre-cursor to compression and other applications. It is the first step beyond the fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing. The module highlights the time-frequency trade-off and students will learn to understand the relative merits of different time to frequency mappings. Students will also be a exposed to joint time-frequency transforms and will learn to utilize and develop skills in high performance mathematical visualization software.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm

Advanced Translation for French Erasmus and Associate Students Languages Linguistics and Film FRE602 Full year 6 Yes

Advanced Translation for French Erasmus and Associate Students

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elsa Petit
Overlap: FRE452
Prerequisite: Native competence in French

This module is intended for full-year Erasmus or Associate students from French-speaking countries. It offers advanced training in translation skills both from French into English (semester 1) and English into French (semester 2). A variety of challenging literary and journalistic texts will be used.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 6

Advanced Translation Into German, and Precis Languages Linguistics and Film GER619 Full year 6 Yes

Advanced Translation Into German, and Precis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Astrid Kohler
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Near Native Competence in German

This module is intended for Erasmus or Associate Students from German-speaking countries. It offers practice and translation of linguistically and intellectually challenging literary texts and précis in English of substantial German texts.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Advertising Business and Management BUS213 Semester 2 5 Yes

Advertising

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Darryn Mitussis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module explores advertising as an evolving category of social communication within a convergent media landscape. A strategic managerial perspective is taken to generate insight into the development of advertising and the roles and processes so entailed. The consumer perspective is also considered in the light of advertising¿s role as a vehicle for cultural meaning. Media consumption issues are also important to consider given the rapid growth in expenditure on digital (especially mobile) advertising communication. The module takes a multi-disciplinary approach drawing on socio-cultural, psychological and anthropological perspectives.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm

Aeroelasticity Engineering and Materials Science DEN410 Semester 2 7 Yes

Aeroelasticity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa
Overlap: DENM032
Prerequisite: DEN211

The module aims to provide an insight and understanding of, complex structural dynamic and aeroelastic phenomenon, by use of the standard bending-torsion vibration paradigm to model the aircraft wing. The module will provide a phenomenological understanding of aeroelastic problems such as control reversal, wing divergence and wing flutter and associated structural dynamic aspects. It will give qualitative understanding of the analytical models of the coupled rigid and flexible body dynamics of future aerospace structures and introduce the dynamics of highly flexible aircraft.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

Aeroelasticity Engineering and Materials Science DENM032 Semester 2 7 No

Aeroelasticity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa
Overlap: DEN410
Prerequisite: None

The module aims to provide an insight and understanding of, complex structural dynamic and aeroelastic phenomenon, by use of the standard bending-torsion vibration paradigm to model the aircraft wing. The module will provide a phenomenological understanding of aeroelastic problems such as control reversal, wing divergence and wing flutter and associated structural dynamic aspects. It will give qualitative understanding of the analytical models of the coupled rigid and flexible body dynamics of future aerospace structures and introduce the dynamics of highly flexible aircraft.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

Aerospace Research Project Engineering and Materials Science DENM003 Full year 7 No

Aerospace Research Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Eldad Avital
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The project consists of an individual piece of work, under the supervision of an academic member of staff. It can take either one, or a combination, of the following forms: (i) an experimental investigation; (ii) a computational exercise; (iii) the development of a piece of experimental apparatus; (iv) a design study; (v) a theoretical analysis; (vi) a review of a topic of current interest. Not open to Associate Students.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Aerospace Structures Engineering and Materials Science DEN307 Semester 2 6 Yes

Aerospace Structures

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pihua Wen
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will provide the student with the basic tools of structural analysis including the structure idealization, analysis of the thin-walled cellular type of structure peculiar to the aircraft, stress calculations of composite structures, fundamentals of elasticity and buckling analysis of plate.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Aerothermodynamics of Fluid Flows Engineering and Materials Science DEN5242 Semester 1 5 Yes

Aerothermodynamics of Fluid Flows

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN4101 DEN107

This module reviews fundamentals of thermodynamics and introduces compressible flows, formation of waves, Mach number and Mach Wave, Shock-Waves, effect of area change and back pressure on the flow of gases and its application to jet engines and wind tunnels, flow measurement and flow visualization in compressible flows. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of compressible aerodynamics and its implication in aerospace engineering. The second part of the module provides students with a basic knowledge of viscous flows and boundary layers and drag.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 20.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6: Monday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6: Thursday 9 am - 12 pm

Aestheticism and Fin de Siecle Literature English and Drama LCMM015 Semester 1 7 No

Aestheticism and Fin de Siecle Literature

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Catherine Maxwell
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces students to developments in the literature of the late Victorian period with an eye to its possible influences on modernist writing. Students are encouraged to explore such issues as the construction of the self and personality, representation of the body, the role of the artist with reference to gender and sexuality, Decadence, and the 'New Woman', as well as making a more general survey of aesthetics, style, and the visual and literary imagination in the writings of the period. Students study a variety of different kinds of writing including poetry, drama, art and literary criticism, and the novel. Writers included are Swinburne, Pater, Wilde, and Hardy, and lesser known figures such as Vernon Lee and Charlotte Mew.

Assessment: .0% Practical, 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Africa and International Politics Politics and International Relations POL372 Semester 1 6 Yes

Africa and International Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sophie Harman
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Africa has consistently been ignored by many of the major social science disciplines. Many of the major theoretical traditions treat Africa as either irrelevant to great power politics, or as simply an effect of great power or class domination. This module aims to introduce students to Africa's international relations, African-centric perspectives which challenge traditional academic approaches and seeks to locate Africa's fate not merely in processes of imperial domination but also in African social and class configurations themselves. This is a distinct approach which centres the teaching of Africa on the continent itself, rather than exclusively on what external actors are doing to it. This is not to dismiss the influence of external actors and processes, but to reveal the many cases of where this distinction between the external and internal in Africa has limited utility in explaining events and processes on the continent.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm

Africa in Europe, 1440 - 1650: Renaissance Encounters History HST5210 Full year 5 Yes

Africa in Europe, 1440 - 1650: Renaissance Encounters

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Katherine Lowe
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will concentrate on three major elements in its focus on sub-Saharan Africa. It will examine the gamut of African peoples, animals, material and artefacts transported to Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, from slaves to ambassadors, from giraffes to carved ivory horns. It will also analyse the levels of knowledge and understanding about various parts of Africa within Europe by (for example) looking at maps, influential classical and medieval sources, and Renaissance travel journals and reports. Finally, it will investigate visual representations of Africa and Africans across Europe and assess the gaps between the visual, the textual and the documentary.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm

A History of Terror in the Modern Age 1858-2008 History HST6319 Semester 1 6 Yes

A History of Terror in the Modern Age 1858-2008

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Martyn Frampton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"Terrorism" has become a defining phenomenon of the modern era. In the "war on terror" politicians and commentators alike have argued that we face a "new kind" of threat and that the "rules of the game" have changed. This module will consider the truth of such assertions by examining the history of terrorism in the modern age. The process of modern state formation since the middle of the nineteenth century has been accompanied by violent challenges to the status quo from non-state actors who have deployed terrorist methods in pursuit of their goals. From international anarchists to Irish "rebels", from anti-imperialist "revolutionaries" to the Islamist-inspired millenarians of today, this module will examine the methods and ideologies of "terrorism", exploring the milieu and mindset of some of its most prominent perpetrators.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: % Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm

Aircraft Design Engineering and Materials Science DEN6305 Semester 2 6 Yes

Aircraft Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: DEN7305
Prerequisite: DEN233

This module is concerned the design and performance of a broad range of aerospace vehicles including fixed-wing aeroplanes (subsonic and supersonic), helicopters, hovercraft, airships, and launch vehicles.
Coursework and tutorial materials involve use of spreadsheets, but the module is primarily assessed by a written exam.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 2 pm

Aircraft Propulsion Engineering and Materials Science DEN306 Semester 2 6 Yes

Aircraft Propulsion

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Eldad Avital
Overlap: DEN427, DENM022
Prerequisite: DEN107 DEN205

The aims of this module are to introduce the basic concepts of propulsion and to show how thrust and fuel consumption can be calculated for a variety of engines under design conditions. It will provide an understanding of the way in which materials constraints and aerodynamics limit gas-turbine and aero-engine performance, particularly of turbines and compressors and will introduce the basic principles of turbine, compressor and nozzle design

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 6 pm

Algebraic Structures I Mathematical Sciences MTH5100 Semester 2 5 Yes

Algebraic Structures I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Leonard Soicher
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH4104

The modern axiomatic approach to mathematics is demonstrated in the study of the fundamental theory of abstract algebraic structures. Group theory, subgroups, generators, Lagrange's theorem. Normal subgroups, homomorphisms, isomorphism theorems. Ring theory, integral domains. Ideals, homomorphisms and isomorphism theorems. Polynomial rings, Euclidean algorithm, fields of fractions.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am

Algebraic Structures II Mathematical Sciences MTH6104 Semester 1 6 Yes

Algebraic Structures II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matthew Fayers
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH4104

This is a second module in algebraic structures, covering more advanced aspects of group theory and ring theory as well as introducing the theory of modules. There is a strong emphasis on abstract thinking and proof. The group theory portion includes the basics of group actions, finite p-groups, Sylow theorems and applications, and the Jordan-Holder theorem. In ring theory, matrix rings and Noetherian rings are studied. After studying the basic theory of modules, the structure of finitely generated modules over Euclidean domains is determined.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 10 am -11 am

Algorithms and Complexity Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS634U Semester 1 6 Yes

Algorithms and Complexity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Soren Riis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This is a theoretical module, which is concerned with reasoning about algorithms. Using sorting algorithms and graph algorithms as examples, the module introduces methods for proving the correctness of algorithms and for analysing their complexity. The module then introduces the theory of NP-completeness, and attempts to solve NP-complete problems in practice, including approximate and heuristic algorithms.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am

Algorithms and Data Structures in an Object-Oriented Framework Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS510U Semester 1 5 Yes

Algorithms and Data Structures in an Object-Oriented Framework

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matthew Huntbach
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Algorithms are "ways of doing something", data structures are ways of combining collections of data to form a coherent whole. Many algorithms are about processing collections of data; an obvious example being to re-arrange a collection to put it in some sorted order. This module will introduce the basic concepts of algorithms and data structures expressed using the Java programming language.Java is an object-oriented language, and the object-oriented style is recognised as a good way of both breaking down a program into coherent parts, and generalising these parts so they may be re-used in a variety of contexts. This module introduces algorithms and data structures in an object-oriented framework. A key theme is the idea of "abstraction": being able to separate out the way a program component works in interaction with other components from what goes on underneath to make it work.The module is intended for those who have already covered the basics of programming, and wish to move on to use and develop their programming skills for designing and constructing components of programs of a larger scale.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm

Alpine Environments: Physical Processes in the NZ Southern Alps Geography GEG5220 Semester 2 5 No

Alpine Environments: Physical Processes in the NZ Southern Alps

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof James Brasington
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The Southern Alps of New Zealand are one of the most rapidly uplifting orogens on Earth, driven by an interplay between active tectonics, climate and erosion. This collision of forces, creates a remarkably diverse environment, characterized by an 800 km long, 3000 m high mountain belt, a strong west-east climatic divide, active glacierized headwaters and labile piedmont braided rivers and alluvial fans. This spectacular, and geologically young environment provides a rich natural laboratory for the study of the physical environment, in which the landforms and pattern of landscape evolution are tangibly connected to the physical processes driving sediment transfers from source to sink. This module will offer students an insight into the dynamic landscapes of Alpine environments and the research methods used to study them. Particular emphasis will be placed on investigating the processes and products of glacial and fluvial systems in order to understand how they might respond to tectonic and climate drivers.

Teaching and learning will begin in the classroom, through a series of lectures and workshops examining the environments and processes of the Southern Alps. This will involve some group-based preparatory research design, and culminates in a 10-day trip to NZ, based on three-centres offering contrasting landscapes and suites of processes: a) Franz Josef and the west-coast glaciers; b) the Queenstown lake district; and c) Mount Cook Village. These venues will provide opportunities for investigative research on active glaciers, tectonic geomorphology, and a chance to study dynamic glacio-fluvial braided rivers and their associated hazards. Field teaching will involve a mix of staff-led and group-based project work, with a particular focus on research design and data interpretation. Please note that students will be required to fund their own airfares to NZ (from £800, which offers the flexibility to extend their stay through the Easter Vacation) and contribute a fee to cover the costs of travel and subsistence in NZ (c. £650-750).

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Alpine Environments: Physical Processes in the NZ Southern Alps Geography GEG6220 Semester 2 6 No

Alpine Environments: Physical Processes in the NZ Southern Alps

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof James Brasington
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The Southern Alps of New Zealand are one of the most rapidly uplifting orogens on Earth, driven by an interplay between active tectonics, climate and erosion. This collision of forces, creates a remarkably diverse environment, characterized by an 800 km long, 3000 m high mountain belt, a strong west-east climatic divide, active glacierized headwaters and labile piedmont braided rivers and alluvial fans. This spectacular, and geologically young environment provides a rich natural laboratory for the study of the physical environment, in which the landforms and pattern of landscape evolution are tangibly connected to the physical processes driving sediment transfers from source to sink. This module will offer students an insight into the dynamic landscapes of Alpine environments and the research methods used to study them. Particular emphasis will be placed on investigating the processes and products of glacial and fluvial systems in order to understand how they might respond to tectonic and climate drivers.

Teaching and learning will begin in the classroom, through a series of lectures and workshops examining the environments and processes of the Southern Alps. This will involve some group-based preparatory research design, and culminates in a 10-day trip to NZ, based on three-centres offering contrasting landscapes and suites of processes: a) Franz Josef and the west-coast glaciers; b) the Queenstown lake district; and c) Mount Cook Village. These venues will provide opportunities for investigative research on active glaciers, tectonic geomorphology, and a chance to study dynamic glacio-fluvial braided rivers and their associated hazards. Field teaching will involve a mix of staff-led and group-based project work, with a particular focus on research design and data interpretation. Please note that students will be required to fund their own airfares to NZ (from £800, which offers the flexibility to extend their stay through the Easter Vacation) and contribute a fee to cover the costs of travel and subsistence in NZ (c. £650-750).

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Alternative Dispute Resolution Law CCDD002 Full year 7 No

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Ms T Kyselova
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Knowledge: The purpose of this module is to familiarise you with a wide range of dispute resolution processes alternative to conventional forms of adjudication and their impact on legal system. Skills: The module is NOT designed to train you as a mediator or negotiator. If you are interested in mastering these skills you should take specially designed skills based training modules. Instead the module will equip you with basic tools which can help you in representing your client in ADR process, primarily in mediation. Attitudes: It is not the goal of this module to persuade you in inherited superiority of ADR over traditional court system or settlement, but rather to form your own attitude so that you can help your clients and society select and employ the most effective, just, and humane methods of dispute resolution.

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Alternative Dispute Resolution Law QLLM006 Full year 7 No

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr Debbie De Girolamo
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The purpose of this module is to familiarise you with a wide range of dispute resolution processes alternative to conventional forms of adjudication and their impact on legal system. The module is not designed to train you as a mediator or negotiator. If you are interested in mastering these skills you should take specially designed skills based training modules. Instead the module will equip you with basic tools, which can help you in representing your client in ADR process, primarily in mediation. The module in particular aims to form your own attitude so that you can help your clients and society select and employ the most effective, just, and humane methods of dispute resolution.

The classes are designed to cover a wide range of jurisdictions where it is possible, and they take a comparative standpoint. Although the module will give an overview of existing institutional and legal framework in all major areas where ADR is currently used, it will focus more on the broad area of commercial disputes.

ADR is truly interdisciplinary field comprising law, social science, economics, psychology and others. However, the module is primarily designed for lawyers and experts directly involved into resolution of legal disputes.

ADR is also a newly emerged and vibrant area of scholarship, it is impossible to give "yes" or "no" answers to most of the questions. Therefore the module will employ critical thinking and open discussion approach. It is expected that students are willing to share results of their research and are involved in active discussion of all issues.


Prerequisites: none
Applicable Groupings: B, C, J

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 40.0% Coursework, 40.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Alternative Dispute Resolution Law CCDD002 Full year 7 No

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Ms T Kyselova
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Knowledge: The purpose of this module is to familiarise you with a wide range of dispute resolution processes alternative to conventional forms of adjudication and their impact on legal system. Skills: The module is NOT designed to train you as a mediator or negotiator. If you are interested in mastering these skills you should take specially designed skills based training modules. Instead the module will equip you with basic tools which can help you in representing your client in ADR process, primarily in mediation. Attitudes: It is not the goal of this module to persuade you in inherited superiority of ADR over traditional court system or settlement, but rather to form your own attitude so that you can help your clients and society select and employ the most effective, just, and humane methods of dispute resolution.

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Alternative Investments Economics and Finance ECOM076 Semester 2 7 No

Alternative Investments

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Luigi Ventimiglia Di Monteforte
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This thirty-hour optional module provides a thorough overview of recent developments in investment strategies including a description of the peculiarities of alternative asset classes. The main emphasis will be on the various complementary investment vehicles, methods and industries, namely commodities, real estate and hedge funds. The first part of the course concentrates on commodities, metals, energy and agriculture. The second part of the course focuses on alternative real estate financing and investment vehicles. The third part of the course offers an analysis of hedge fund strategies. The final part of the course provides an overview of additional alternative investments such as socially responsible funds, microfinance funds and other alternative investments.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 10 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm

Analogue Electronics Engineering and Materials Science MELM008 Semester 1 7 No

Analogue Electronics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hasan Shaheed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to provide a rapid introduction to analogue electronics, to bring students from different backgrounds to an equivalent level, followed by a more detailed look at specific aspects of electronics of importance to medical applications

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7

Analogue Electronic Systems Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS409U Semester 2 4 No

Analogue Electronic Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maria De Los Angeles Mondragon
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This is a Level 4 module introducing you to electronic devices, components, circuits and simple systems. There is particular emphasis on the basic theorems and techniques of electric circuit theory in relation to simple a.c. and d.c. circuits in order to provide a sound theoretical background to both analogue and digital modules in subsequent semesters.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Analysing Geographical and Environmental Data Geography GEG4001 Semester 2 4 No

Analysing Geographical and Environmental Data

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alexander Henshaw
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces students to the analysis of geographical and environmental data. It provides hands on training in quantitative research methods, including basic descriptive and inferential statistics. Weekly lectures provide understanding of the theory behind different methods of analysis and offer geographical and environmental examples of their application. These are paralleled by weekly practical sessions where students work with their own data to undertake analysis and deploy different approaches and techniques. As part of this practical training, students learn how to use Microsoft Excel and SPSS, software widely used in both universities and the work place, to manipulate and analyse data.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 1 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 10 am - 11 am

Analysing Public Policy Politics and International Relations POL350 Semester 2 6 Yes

Analysing Public Policy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Wayne Parsons
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: POL100

The aim of this module is to examine the theory and practice of policy-making in modern liberal democratic political systems. The module explores the way in which public issues and problems are triggered, defined and constructed, how policy agendas are set, how decision making takes place, and how policies are implemented. The module is comparative in scope and focuses primarily on case studies from the UK and USA.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm

Ancient Myth - Modern Theory English and Drama ESH348 Semester 2 6 Yes

Ancient Myth - Modern Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Katie Fleming
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"We are all Greeks." (Shelley, Hellas) The myths of ancient Greece have long fascinated and perplexed scholars and intellectuals. In this module we shall examine some of those myths, and their influence on the Western intellectual tradition. The module aims to familiarise students with a number of theories to which they have given rise. Students will be encouraged to examine and critique these interpretations. "We are much less Greek than we believe." (Foucault, Discipline and Punish).

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm

Anglo-German Travel Writing Languages Linguistics and Film SMLM034 Semester 1 7 No

Anglo-German Travel Writing

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Astrid Kohler
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module is to explore the mutual perception of identity and culture of Germany and Britain as reflected by the various modes of travel writing (essay, letter, diary, literary journal etc.) since the Enlightenment. It offers a close study of this important means of literary communication and exploration of `otherness¿. It also addresses the aesthetic and socio-cultural function of Anglo-German travel writing and examines its historical development.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Animal Cognition Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC344 Semester 1 6 Yes

Animal Cognition

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nathan Emery
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module builds on themes developed in Cognition, Evolution and Behaviour (year 1) to an advanced level covering cognitive abilities in non-human animals in an evolutionary and ecological context. This is an area of major research strength at Queen Mary and lectures are given by experts in the field. Topics covered include introduction and history of animal cognition research; fundamental conceptual and evolutionary issues in animal cognition; discrimination and concepts; memory; social cognition; meta-cognition and theory of mind; space and time; number cognition; visual and spatial cognition; and physical cognition.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Animal Physiology Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS501 Semester 1 5 Yes

Animal Physiology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Anthony Michael
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

An introduction to the organisation of nervous systems and endocrine systems in vertebrates and invertebrates, this module covers the principles of action potential generation and propagation in neurons, and the principles of synaptic transmission. You will also cover the physiology of contraction in striated and smooth muscle, and the comparative physiology of circulatory systems, gas-exchange mechanisms, energy metabolism, osmoregulation and excretion. The physiology of sensory systems including comparative biology of eye design, colour vision, sound and hearing, mechanoreception, olfaction and taste, and the neural control of whole-animal behaviour will also be considered.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 10: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm

An Independent Geographical Study Geography GEG6000 Full year 6 No

An Independent Geographical Study

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Kate Heppell
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: GEG5103 GEG5211

As part of the assessment of GEG5103, GEG5301 or GEG5211 students will be required to submit a proposal for an IGS topic. Once this has been agreed, students complete the research and writing involved as directed by their supervisor and outlined in the IGS Handbook.

Assessment: .0% Coursework, 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 10: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am

An Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods Geography GEG4110 Semester 1 4 No

An Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Kerry Holden
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module seeks to familiarise students with qualitative research methods. It will provide students with a basic understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of qualitative approaches and of their application within geography and the humanities and social sciences more broadly. The module will be practically based and will provide the basic skills that students require to carry out such research and to evaluate critically the work of others. The module will focus on depth interviews, textual analysis, and visual methodologies and will provide the students with opportunities to put their understanding of these methods into practice.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 90.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 11 am
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm

Antennas for Mobile Applications Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS723D Semester 2 7 No

Antennas for Mobile Applications

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sayid-Khalid Rajab
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to introduce the antennas and antenna requirements applicable to mobile applications. The module covers all aspects of antennas for mobile from the background theory through their design and testing to their application in real world systems.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm

Antennas for Mobile Applications Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS723P Semester 2 7 No

Antennas for Mobile Applications

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sayid-Khalid Rajab
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to introduce the antennas and antenna requirements applicable to mobile applications. The module covers all aspects of antennas for mobile from the background theory through their design and testing to their application in real world systems.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm

Antennas for Mobile Applications Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS723U Semester 2 7 No

Antennas for Mobile Applications

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sayid-Khalid Rajab
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to introduce the antennas and antenna requirements applicable to mobile applications. The module covers all aspects of antennas for mobile from the background theory through their design and testing to their application in real world systems.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm

Antisemitism and the Holocaust History HST7405 Semester 2 7 No

Antisemitism and the Holocaust

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Daniel Wildmann
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Modern European Jewish history has for centuries been profoundly affected by anti-Judaism and antisemitism, influencing Jewish life in legal, social, economic, cultural and intellectual spheres from the middle ages until today. The study of antisemitism is crucial for our understanding of the wider social and cultural context of Jewish history in Modern Europe. The programme will trace the development of antisemitism in Modern Europe, through its historical transformation under the impact of secularisation, the rise of nationalism and racial theories. The module will try to compare the history of antisemitism in different European countries, but the emphasis will be on the role of antisemitism in the Third Reich. It will survey the development of historical writing and the interpretation of antisemitism and the Holocaust, and will address forms of secular and religious antisemitism since the Holocaust.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Anxieties of Empire: Rumours, Rebellion and the Imperial Imagination History HST6331 Full year 6 No

Anxieties of Empire: Rumours, Rebellion and the Imperial Imagination

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Kim Wagner
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This course examines the flip-side to the largely celebratory history of the British Empire: From the establishment of an empire in South Asia to the hey-day of the Scramble for Africa, it examines the numerous instances when the illusion of superiority was shattered and colonial power and control imperilled. The course does not only provide an overview of challenges to the British Empire, but addresses the deeper implications of such disruptive events on British culture and identity, as well as for the lives of colonized subjects. The course thus provides a thematic introduction to a number of key events during the long 19th century, when the colonial state was put on the defence and the vulnerability that was very much part of the imperialist project was brought to light. This module will make use of a vast array of different types of sources, both primary material, literary accounts and visual representations, to examine those moments when the British Empire revealed its frailty and colonial authority was threatened. The key themes relating to the imperial experience include: science and colonial knowledge, race and sexuality, crime and violence, rumours and conspiracies, panic and paranoia, rebellion and anti-colonial terrorism.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Dissertation
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm

Applied Dental Materials Engineering and Materials Science MAT220 Semester 1 6 Yes

Applied Dental Materials

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Karin Hing
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will provide an understanding of the interrelationships that exist between different dental materials and that dictate their usage in clinical practice in order to develop depth and applied knowledge of the key specialist dental materials including the science that underpins their technical usage.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am - 1 pm

Applied Econometrics Economics and Finance ECN336 Semester 1 6 Yes

Applied Econometrics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Andrea Tesei
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECN224

This module provides you with hands-on environment in which you will learn how to analyse real economic data by applying economic theories and econometric methods in combination. The module also aims to develop your abilities in data collection, information gathering from a wide range of reading and critical evaluation of what is taught in textbooks. The module is assessed by coursework only.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 4 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 5 pm - 5 pm

Applied Future and Options Economics and Finance ECOM064 Semester 2 7 No

Applied Future and Options

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Gerry Perez
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This course will provide students a general overview of exchange-traded futures and options (derivatives), from the perspective of a market participant ie, where are they traded? Who trades derivatives? The composition of a trade? Order types available? What happens after the trade? What is the impact of Information Technology on trading? Further, the course will clarify definitions relating to trading derivatives, evaluating option pricing using synthetics, assessing risk, the impact of margin and various equity option strategies will be simulated.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 6 pm - 7 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 7 pm - 8 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 7 pm - 9 pm

Applied Performance English and Drama DRA339 Semester 1 6 No

Applied Performance

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Alistair Campbell
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This course will investigate critical issues in the field of Applied Performance whilst developing practical professional skills required for working in socially engaged contexts. In collaboration with various partners - for example artists, arts organisations, local schools or services - we will examine the possibilities and challenges of applied performance practice including project planning and development, performance methodologies, ethics, documentation and evaluation. Some of this work will take place in designated class time, either at QM or in local venues. Other opportunities will be time-tabled and negotiated with the group as they arise.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Student-led teaching
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 1 pm

Applied Risk Management Economics and Finance ECOM059 Semester 2 7 No

Applied Risk Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Giles Spungin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module is aimed at MSc Banking and Finance and MSc Investment and Finance programmes as an optional module, and fills the gap in the school's current MSc curriculum by addressing one of the most important "hot topics" in the post-financial crisis financial industry - identification, measurement and management if risks faced by financial institutions.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16: Wednesday 7 pm - 9 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Wednesday 7 pm - 9 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm

Applied Statistics Mathematical Sciences MTH705U Semester 1 7 Yes

Applied Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Heiko Grossmann
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH5120

The semester will be divided into three four-week periods. In each a genuine application of statistics will be studied, led by a different lecturer with at most two lectures per period. The list of topics will vary from year to year and you should obtain the current list from the module organiser. You can find out more about this module on the Maths website

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am -12 pm

Applied Statistics Mathematical Sciences MTHM002 Semester 1 7 No

Applied Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Heiko Grossmann
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The semester will be divided into three four-week periods. In each a genuine application of statistics will be studied, led by a different lecturer with at most two lectures per period. The list of topics will vary from year to year and you should obtain the current list from the module organiser. You can find out more about this module on the Maths website

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am -12 pm

Applied Wealth Management Economics and Finance ECOM079 Semester 2 7 No

Applied Wealth Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This course introduces concepts in wealth management to be able to comprehend recent developments in the regulatory economics framework behind wealth management. The course will start at a level that is appropriate for students with an economics background enabling them to master the understanding of relevant regulatory framework,. It will start with the basic building blocks, i.e. regulatory environment, conduct of busines rules, cash management, financial products etc., and move on to more applied topics, i.e. retirement planning, financial assets and markets etc.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 7 pm - 9 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 11 am

Approaches and Analysis Languages Linguistics and Film FLM401 Full year 4 No

Approaches and Analysis

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Lucy Bolton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Approaches and Analysis will examine film from the perspectives of genre, stardom and auteurism. The module begins with a study of historical and contemporary genre filmmaking, then considers stardom from theoretical, industrial and cultural perspectives. We then look at the origins of auteur theory and its operation in the European context. The final quarter of the module draws on all these approaches in close analysis of filmic texts, thereby consolidating the perspectives and contexts examined across the whole course.

Assessment: 25.0% Examination, 75.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Film Screening
  • Semester 1: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 6 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm

Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching Languages Linguistics and Film LLU7010 Semester 1 7 No

Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Falco Pfalzgraf
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching is a compulsory module on the MA in Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching. Students are presented with a comprehensive overview of the main approaches and methods in language teaching, and have the opportunity to put these into practice: each week there is a lecture/interactive seminar to discuss the theoretical underpinnings of language teaching, followed by a practical session in which students will try out the different approaches in a peer/micro-teaching learning environment. Students will receive practical and formative feedback on their teaching sessions from both teachers and peers. The areas to be covered include: common assumptions of language teaching; the natural, oral and audio-lingual approaches; situational language teaching; social and cognitive construction; communicative language teaching; content-based Instruction; and task-based teaching.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Approaches to Applied Performance English and Drama DRA250 Semester 1 5 Yes

Approaches to Applied Performance

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Alistair Campbell
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will introduce students to skills and approaches used by theatre artists working in educational, community and socially engaged contexts. Students will gain a unique working knowledge of the project cycle with equal emphasis on theatre practice, project management, documentation and evaluation.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Student-led teaching
  • Semester 1: Thursday 6 pm - 9 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 6 pm

Approaches to Fairy Tales Languages Linguistics and Film SML203 Semester 2 5 No

Approaches to Fairy Tales

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Andreas Schonle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module offers an introduction to the study of fairy tales in a broad comparative context. We will study the various forms and media in which fairy tales have been handed down to us from oral transmission to film; the differences between national variants of tales; some of the key types of tales; and reasons for the modern world's infatuation with them. Most importantly we will discuss major critical approaches to the fairy tale including psychoanalytical and feminist interpretations of meaning and of impact on readers and audience.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm

Approaches to Political Economy Politics and International Relations POLM059 Semester 1 7 No

Approaches to Political Economy

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Paul Copeland
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an introduction to the theoretical foundations of the contemporary analyses of advanced capitalism. How have thinkers within politics and economics theorised and analysed the relationship between the two disciplines? Is it even possible to analytically distinguish between the two? The aim of this module is to answer these two questions by reference to the major theories within the field of political economy. The module analyses both classical and contemporary theories of political economy, and explores their continued relevance to understanding the development of advanced capitalism. Towards the end of the module we will consider some heterodox approaches brought to the fore by the onset of the ongoing financial and economic crisis and consider their relevance.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm

Aquatic Biology Investigative Project Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC613 Semester 1 6 No

Aquatic Biology Investigative Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Richard Pickersgill
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

30-unit research projects require prior SBCS approval. All students wishing to graduate with a degree from the School of Biological and Chemical sciences must undertake a project in their final year of study. In the case of biology related projects, students have three choices: a research project (worth 30 credits), which can encompass laboratory based experimental investigations, field studies, field experiments and so on; an investigative project (worth 15 credits), which can include analysis of previously acquired epidemiological data, nutritional surveys and analysis, mathematical modelling of biological processes and so on; as an alternative, students can take the Project skills in the life sciences module (worth 30 credits).

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Dissertation
Level: 6

Aquatic Biology Research Project Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC612 Full year 6 No

Aquatic Biology Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Jon Grey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: 1st year average of 55% or above.

All students wishing to graduate with a degree from the School of Biological and Chemical sciences must undertake a project in their final year of study. In the case of biology related projects, students have three choices: a research project (worth 30 credits), which can encompass laboratory based experimental investigations, field studies, field experiments and so on; an investigative project (worth 15 credits), which can include analysis of previously acquired epidemiological data, nutritional surveys and analysis, mathematical modelling of biological processes and so on; as an alternative, students can take the Project skills in the life sciences module (worth 30 credits).

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical, 60.0% Dissertation
Level: 6

Aquatic Ecosystems: Science, Policy and Management Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC314 Semester 2 6 No

Aquatic Ecosystems: Science, Policy and Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Mark Trimmer
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Prerequisite - Aquatic Ecosystems: Structure and Function (SBC212) In this module you will be exposed to a broad spectrum of human impacts on aquatic systems (eg pollution and habitat destruction), how policy is aimed at managing these impacts, and the underlying methods that are used (eg biomonitoring indices). An important feature of this module is the "face-to-face" contact between you and the main employers (regulators, industry, and research institutes) within this field, who will give a suite of lectures detailing their roles and potential careers within their respective organisations. These external contacts include CEFAS, Defra, the Environment Agency, Natural England and commercial environmental consultancies. This module is designed with the explicit aims of teaching you how to apply your scientific knowledge to the "real world" and to enhancing your employability in the marine and freshwater sector.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 6

Aquatic Ecosystems: Structure and Function Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC212 Semester 2 5 No

Aquatic Ecosystems: Structure and Function

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Andrew Hirst
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SBC209

The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) has called for an integrative understanding of aquatic systems, including river basins, lakes, estuaries and coastal ecosystems. This new module will introduce ecological concepts from an aquatic perspective, developing ideas introduced in the more general ecology modules you will have taken previously. This module will introduce you to the dynamic biological, physical and chemical attributes of aquatic ecosystems (ie both marine and freshwater) and thus unite these often separately taught disciplines to produce a more holistic insight into the structure and functioning of such systems. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the linkages and subsidies between aquatic and terrestrial systems, particularly in response to the EU WFD.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Weeks 6, 8: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Aquatic Ecoystems: Structure and Function Biological and Chemical Sciences SBCM002 Semester 1 7 No

Aquatic Ecoystems: Structure and Function

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jon Grey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) has called for an integrative understanding of aquatic systems, including river basins, lakes, estuaries and coastal ecosystems. This new module will introduce ecological concepts from an aquatic perspective, developing ideas introduced in the more general ecology modules you will have taken previously. This module will introduce the student to the dynamic biological, physical and chemical attributes of aquatic ecosystems (i.e., both marine and freshwater) and thus unite these often separately taught disciplines to produce a more holistic insight into the structure and functioning of such systems. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the linkages and subsidies between aquatic and terrestrial systems, particularly in response to the EU WFD.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Aquatic Systems: Field Course Biological and Chemical Sciences SBSM025 Semester 1 7 No

Aquatic Systems: Field Course

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Peter Wyatt
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The field module provides students with the opportunity to put theory into practice. Students are introduced to a variety of freshwater and coastal habitats (including rivers, shallow lakes, ponds, estuaries, rocky shores and nearshore marine environments) and a range of aquatic organisms (including protests, macrophytes, macroinvertebrates, fishes, wading birds and waterfowl). 'Hands-on' experience and training is given in field survey and monitoring techniques and in basic taxonomy.

Assessment: 100.0% Final Mark
Level: 7

Aquatic Systems: Hydrological, Hydrochemical and Geomorphological Processes Geography GEG7301 Semester 1 7 No

Aquatic Systems: Hydrological, Hydrochemical and Geomorphological Processes

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Kate Heppell
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will comprise a selection of topics such as:

Catchment and hillslope hydrology.
Fluvial and coastal geomorphology.
Aquatic and wetland biogeochemistry (carbon and nutrient cycling).
Physical and chemical processes in the estuarine zone.
Sediment characterisation and dynamics with emphasis on the biogeomorphic approach to understanding fluvial landscape change. Sedimentary processes (physical, chemical and biologically influenced). Sediments as archives of past environmental change (cf. saltmarsh pollution history).
A range of practical skills will be covered including:
Geomorphological survey techniques that are widely used by the EA and consultancies (e.g.River Habitat Survey, River Corridor Surveys) with their scientific underpinning (to link geomorphology and ecology).
Laboratory analysis techniques such as Risk assessment and COSHH, quality assurance including precision and accuracy, basic instrument theory and operation (chromatography and colorimetric techniques).

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 4 pm

Arabic for Historians 1 History HST5603 Semester 1 5 No

Arabic for Historians 1

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yossef Rapoport
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module is designed for beginners in Arabic, who would be expected to already know the Arabic alphabet (complete beginners who wish to take the module would be provided with preparatory materials over the summer). Teaching will be conducted in small groups of up to 10 students.
The topics to be covered will include elementary grammar and syntax (gender, definite article, pronouns, tenses, negation, adverbs, noun-adjective phrases and object pronouns). The focus will be on acquisition of reading skills, using simple texts from modern written Arabic. In addition, the module will also introduce students to some of the differences between spoken and written Arabic. By the end of the module, students should be able to read simple texts taken from media outlets.
Students who wish to take the module will be required to demonstrate that the module furthers their academic development, subject to approval by the School of History.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am - 1 pm

Arabic for Historians 2 History HST5604 Semester 2 5 No

Arabic for Historians 2

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yossef Rapoport
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module is designed for students who have acquired an elementary level in Arabic, through Arabic to Historians 1 or its equivalent. Students should have studied a minimum of 120 hours of Modern Standard Arabic. The topics to be covered will include intermediate grammar and syntax (superlatives, subject-verb agreement, verb forms, relative clauses, infinitives), and modern and classical vocabulary. The focus will be on acquisition of reading skills, using short texts from classical and modern written Arabic. In addition, the module will also introduce students to some of the differences between spoken and written Arabic. By the end of the module, students should be able to read texts on familiar topics and understand the main ideas without using the dictionary. Students who wish to take the module will be required to demonstrate that the module furthers their academic development, subject to approval by the School of History.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 1 pm

Architecture in London I 1600 - 1837 History HST5200 Semester 1 5 Yes

Architecture in London I 1600 - 1837

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Annekatrin Hultzsch
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Taught by lectures and building visits, this course is intended to introduce the study of architecture in both its historical context and its stylistic development. The course will cover buildings in the London area chronologically, from the beginnings of the Stuart dynasty to the accession of Queen Victoria, dealing mainly with the rise and development of the classical style in both domestic and public architecture. The classical style will be studied in greater depth than certain others, partly because of the lavish availability of monuments, but also so that students may better develop their knowledge of the variety of forms in which that particular style can appear, and be able to assess the significance of such varieties within that style.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Architecture in London II 1837 - to the Present History HST5302 Semester 2 5 Yes

Architecture in London II 1837 - to the Present

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Annekatrin Hultzsch
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Taught by lectures and building visits, this course is intended to introduce the study of architecture in both its historical context and its stylistic development. The course will cover buildings in the London area roughly chronologically along thematic lines. Taking the ascension of Queen Victoria to the throne as a starting point, it will explore the effects of Imperialism, the Industrial Revolution, the Second World War, the Welfare State and the more recent rise of the financial elite on the built fabric of London. It is intended that students should gain a good understanding of English architecture in the period considered.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Architexts English and Drama ESH243 Full year 5 No

Architexts

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Katie Fleming
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module allows students to explore systematically both the work of three influential thinkers - Marx, Nietzsche and Freud - and also the responses to and effects of their work in the thought of twentieth century intellectuals and theorists. Students will read a number of seminal theoretical texts, tracing critical genealogies of modern thought.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm

Architexts English and Drama ESH243B Semester 2 5 Yes

Architexts

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Molly Macdonald
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will introduce Associate students to the intellectual and political legacies of Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries by way of critical post-Marxist, Niezschean, and Freudian thnkers. Student will read from a viariety of seminal theoretical texts, which trace a number of genealogies in modern thought.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5

Architexts I English and Drama ESH243A Semester 1 5 Yes

Architexts I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Katie Fleming
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module allows students to explore systematically both the work of three influential thinkers - Marx, Nietzsche and Freud - and also the responses to and effects of their work in the thought of twentieth century intellectuals and theorists. Students will read a number of seminal theoretical texts, tracing critical genealogies of modern thought.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am

Argument and Address English and Drama ESH204 Semester 2 5 Yes

Argument and Address

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Chris Reid
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is intended as an introduction to rhetorical theory and practice. The module will provide a foundation in the principles of argument, with particular reference to classical treatises on rhetoric, but the main emphasis will be on the practical analysis of argument as a key element in a variety of texts and forms of utterance, including letters (both public and familiar), essays, sermons, pamphlets, and speeches, as well as some more obviously literary examples.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Art, Performance and the City Geography GEG7102 Semester 2 7 No

Art, Performance and the City

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr David Pinder
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module centres on projects by artists and cultural practitioners in London and particularly its East End. It involves critical reading, background research, and engaging with practices and sites through documentation, excursions and discussions with artists. The module begins with sessions on cultural practices of urban exploring and walking. Sessions then introduce and discuss particular cases that form the basis for research and seminar discussion. These may include historical walking tours in East London; artistic walking projects by Francis Alys, Tim Brennan, Janet Cardiff and Iain Sinclair; cinematic representations by Patrick Keiller; controversies about place and politics involved in Rachel Whiteread's House, completed in 1993 at a site on Grove Road next to Queen Mary; and contemporary artistic engagements with the Olympics site. Through these materials, the module explores geographical and political issues concerned the art and the city, and aspects of the changing nature and practice of urban cultures in London and its East End.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Art Histories: an Introduction to the Visual Arts in London English and Drama ESH249 Semester 2 5 Yes

Art Histories: an Introduction to the Visual Arts in London

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ann Matchette
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is based around the rich visual resources of London. Through lectures and visits to monuments and national museums such as Westminster Abbey, the National Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The British Museum and the Tate Galleries, as well as to local collections such as the Whitechapel Gallery and contemporary art galleries in the East End, we will explore the histories of art from the medieval period to the present day by focusing on a selected group of objects, images or buildings. This will allow you to develop skills of visual analysis and provide an understanding of the historical context in which the object or building in question was originally made. At the same time we will examine issues of how these objects are presented today, considering the questions of museology, curatorial practice, and the contemporary art market. Topics covered may vary according to exhibitions and temporary displays that are open to the public during the Semester.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am - 11 am
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Artificial Intelligence Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS629U Semester 2 6 No

Artificial Intelligence

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Geraint Wiggins
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module introduces the student to techniques used in Artificial Intelligence including problem formulation, search, logic, probability and decision theory. The module aims to provide the participants with a basic knowledge of artificial intelligence; an understanding of how to design an intelligent agent; and knowledge of basic AI tools.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm

Artificial Intelligence Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS759D Semester 2 7 No

Artificial Intelligence

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Geraint Wiggins
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7

Artificial Intelligence Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS759P Semester 2 7 No

Artificial Intelligence

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Geraint Wiggins
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm

Art in France: Manet to Early Picasso Languages Linguistics and Film FRE480 Semester 2 5 Yes

Art in France: Manet to Early Picasso

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Alexandra Trott
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module proposes a history of early modernist painting in France from Manet to the beginnings of Cubism. It will focus mainly on the work of Manet (from Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe 1863), Monet, Morison, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Picasso's early paintings (up to Les Demoiselles d'Avignon 1906-7). Paintings will be discussed both as an aesthetic and a social practice: the pictorial principles of modernism will be related to the socio-historical issues of modernity and modernisation. Topics to be studied include: the spectacle of modernity, gender and representation, the dialogue between art and literature, the influence of non-European art forms, art and politics. You will study works from the collections at the National Gallery, the Courtauld Institute and Tate Modern.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 10 am

Arts Application Programming Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS405U Semester 1 4 Yes

Arts Application Programming

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Marcus Pearce
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will introduce programming to students through designing and building arts applications. Students will learn to build graphics-based applications using Processing and audio applications using Java. By focussing on the range of applications that can be built, students will learn programming skills. The focus on this module is as much on the creativity of ideas as on how to write code to realise these ideas.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Asian and African Legal Systems Law QLLM159 Full year 7 No

Asian and African Legal Systems

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr Prakash Shah
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides a comparative framework to analyse non-Western legal orders. It examines the conceptual underpinnings of four main families of law, namely Hindu, Islamic, African and Chinese - all in relation to each other and to Western law. It examines their development, from within a legal pluralist framework, through pre-modern, modern and post-modern phases. Students will analyse how the different building blocks of state, society, and religion and other value systems have their roles to play in the overall structures of these families of law and how the balance among them changes through different historical periods. Within this larger context there will also be a focus on particular states¿ legal systems in the non-Western world as case studies. These may vary from year to year.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 9 am -11 am

Aspects of Meaning Languages Linguistics and Film LIN503 Semester 2 5 Yes

Aspects of Meaning

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Paul Elbourne
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LIN400

When you say a sentence, that sentence somehow evokes a new thought in the mind of the person you are talking to. This is because words of human languages have meanings, and the ways that those words combine also has an effect on meaning. This module looks at all the different aspects of meaning that contribute to the process of understanding, and explores a number of different ways that linguists have tried to theorize about meaning. This module is a pre-requisite for LIN301 Formal Semantics and for LIN601 Philosophy of Language.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Asset Management Economics and Finance ECOM057 Semester 2 7 No

Asset Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Goncalo Faria
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The purpose of this module is to provide students with practical application of modern portfolio theory and asset pricing, including active portfolio management, portfolio performance evaluation, portfolio insurance, and international portfolio diversification. On the successful completion of the module students will know how to practically implement modern portfolio management strategies and will be familiar with the practical aspects of asset valuation. Prerequisites: ECOM050 or ECOM043

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

Astrophysical Plasmas Physics and Astronomy ASTM116 Semester 2 7 Yes

Astrophysical Plasmas

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof David Burgess
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

A plasma is an ionized gas where the magnetic and electric field play a key role in binding the material together. Plasmas are present in almost every astrophysical environment, from the surface of pulsars to the Earth's ionosphere. This module explores the unique properties of plasmas, such as particle gyration and magnetic reconnection. The emphasis is on the plasmas found in the Solar System, from the solar corona and solar wind to the outer reaches of the heliosphere and the interstellar medium. Fundamental astrophysical processes are explored, such as the formation of supersonic winds, magnetic energy release, shock waves and particle acceleration. The module highlights the links between the plasmas we can observe with spacecraft and the plasmas in more distant and extreme astrophysical objects.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 6 pm - 9 pm

Astrophysical Plasmas Physics and Astronomy PHY7014U Semester 2 7 Yes

Astrophysical Plasmas

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof David Burgess
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

A plasma is an ionized gas where the magnetic and electric field play a key role in binding the material together. Plasmas are present in almost every astrophysical environment, from the surface of pulsars to the Earth's ionosphere. This module explores the unique properties of plasmas, such as particle gyration and magnetic reconnection. The emphasis is on the plasmas found in the Solar System, from the solar corona and solar wind to the outer reaches of the heliosphere and the interstellar medium. Fundamental astrophysical processes are explored, such as the formation of supersonic winds, magnetic energy release, shock waves and particle acceleration. The module highlights the links between the plasmas we can observe with spacecraft and the plasmas in more distant and extreme astrophysical objects.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 6 pm - 9 pm

Austrian Literature Languages Linguistics and Film GER612 Semester 1 4 Yes

Austrian Literature

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Heide Kunzelmann
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: A Level German or equivalent

In this module, we will consider major figures, themes, and genres of Austrian literature from the nineteenth century to the present day. An important element will be the incorporation of audio-visual materials.

Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 9 am -11 am

Background to British Politics Politics and International Relations POL107 Full year 4 Yes

Background to British Politics

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Tim Bale
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

British Politics is not just about the institutions like cabinet, parliament, parties and pressure groups. Nor is it simply about voting and elections. It's also an ongoing attempt by more or less self-interested actors to cope with the issues, conflicts, opportunities and threats thrown up by time and chance, as well as by underlying economic and social developments. Using a thematic rather than a chronological approach, this module delves back decades and brings things bang-up-to-date in order to provide you with an academic understanding of why, politically, we are as we are today.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am -12 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 12: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm

Background to British Politics Politics and International Relations POL107A Semester 1 4 Yes

Background to British Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Tim Bale
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

British Politics is not just about the institutions like cabinet, parliament, parties and pressure groups. Nor is it simply about voting and elections. It's also an ongoing attempt by more or less self-interested actors to cope with the issues, conflicts, opportunities and threats thrown up by time and chance, as well as by underlying economic and social developments. Using a thematic rather than a chronological approach, this module delves back decades and brings things bang-up-to-date in order to provide you with an academic understanding of why, politically, we are as we are today.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 12: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Background to British Politics Politics and International Relations POL107B Semester 2 4 Yes

Background to British Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Tim Bale
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

British Politics is not just about the institutions like cabinet, parliament, parties and pressure groups. Nor is it simply about voting and elections. It's also an ongoing attempt by more or less self-interested actors to cope with the issues, conflicts, opportunities and threats thrown up by time and chance, as well as by underlying economic and social developments. Using a thematic rather than a chronological approach, this module delves back decades and brings things bang-up-to-date in order to provide you with an academic understanding of why, politically, we are as we are today.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am -10 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm

Banking Law Law CCLD001 Full year 7 No

Banking Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Prof George Walker
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Banking Law is concerned with the regulatory and private law aspects of banks and banking including both Commercial Banks and Investment Banks as well as Financial Conglomerates (or complex groups) made up of banking, securities and insurance firms. Banks are among the most important financial institutions within any economy, nationally and internationally, and the City of London is one of the foremost financial centres of the world. The course examines all relevant aspects of law concerning the structure, operation and function of banks and banking markets. The course is also taught on a comparative basis with reference to significant international standards as well as European and other national country models including the United States. This is not an exclusively UK course. The course is essentially in five parts and covers Bank Regulation (International, European and UK), Private Law, Financial Crime and Money Laundering, Bank Remedies and Civil Procedure (including ADR) and International Financial Crisis and Global Financial Stability (including Financial Conglomerates and Complex Groups).

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Banking Law Law QLLM007 Full year 7 No

Banking Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr Costanza Russo
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Banking Law is concerned with the regulatory and private law aspects of banks and banking including both Commercial Banks and Investment Banks as well as Financial Conglomerates (or complex groups) made up of banking, securities and insurance firms. Banks are among the most important financial institutions within any economy, nationally and internationally, and the City of London is one of the foremost financial centres of the world.

This module examines all relevant aspects of law concerning the structure, operation and function of banks and banking markets. The module is also taught on a comparative basis with reference to significant international standards as well as European and other national country models including the United States. This is not an exclusively UK module.

No previous knowledge of banking or financial markets or finance theory is required although this is of value. It is assumed that students have no prior background expertise. All relevant materials are provided on the module webct which includes links to all relevant websites including electronic Financial Dictionaries, Glossaries and Summaries. Comprehensive Book Lists are also provided although no book purchases are required to take this module.

The module is essentially in five parts and covers Bank Regulation (International, European and UK), Private Law, Financial Crime and Money Laundering, Bank Remedies and Civil Procedure (including ADR) and International Financial Crisis and Global Financial Stability (including Financial Conglomerates and Complex Groups).

Prerequisites: None
Applicable Groupings A, B, P

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm

Banking Regulation Economics and Finance ECOM069 Semester 2 7 No

Banking Regulation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will address the legal, theoretical and practical aspects of bank regulation and supervision, with a particular focus on current events. The student will be introduced to the rationale of why regulation and supervision are necessary and the analysis of the domestic and international directives that govern banking institutions in the UK and abroad.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 6: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 6 pm - 7 pm

Basic Biochemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS017 Semester 2 4 No

Basic Biochemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Bob Janes
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: A-Level Chemistry or equivalent; A- Level Biology or equivalent

This module will cover amino acids, the fundamentals of protein structure, isolation and purification of proteins, modification of proteins, and methods of determining protein conformation. You will also cover the basics of enzyme catalysis and kinetics with specific case studies. Other topics include ion transport, and other transport proteins, and the utilisation of proteins and soluble cofactors to generate and store metabolic energy. You will cover the basics of metabolism in glycolysis and the citric acid cycle, as well as ATP synthesis and membrane bound electron transfer in mitochondria. Chloroplasts in plants and algae, and molecular motors, such as muscles, that consume metabolic energy are also covered. A detailed module synopsis will be handed out in the first lecture, and summary outlines of subsequent lectures will be available on the school teaching website for guidance.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 4: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 6, 9: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Basic Immunology Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS803 Semester 2 5 No

Basic Immunology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Thomas Macdonald
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "SBS017 SBS008 or SBS005"

Prerequisites: Basic Biochemistry (SBS017), Heredity and Gene Action (SBS008), The Diversity of Life (SBS005). This module will cover the principles of innate and acquired immunity, as well as the structure and function of cells and organs of the immune system. Antigens, immunoglobins, complement, and immunoassays and the molecular basis of Bcell and Tcell responses are also covered. Other topics include major histocompatibility complex, antigen presentation, cellcell interactions and cytokines. Transplantation, tolerance, autoimmunity, infectious diseases, inflammation and hypersensitivity reactions are also considered.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 8, 10: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 8, 10: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Basic Principles of English Law, Evidence and Practice Law IPLM028 Full year 7 No

Basic Principles of English Law, Evidence and Practice

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mrs Christina Perry
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is for MSc students in IP following either professional or business stream.

Assessment: 100.0% Final Mark
Level: 7
Timetable: Lectures:

  • Monday 9 am - 1 pm
  • Tuesday 9 am - 1 pm
  • Wednesday 9 am - 1 pm
  • Wednesday 2 pm - 6 pm
  • Thursday 9 am - 1 pm
  • Thursday 2 pm - 6 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 1 pm

Basic Principles of English Law, Practice and Evidence Law IPLC024 Semester 1 7 Yes

Basic Principles of English Law, Practice and Evidence

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mrs Christina Perry
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Final Mark
Level: 7
Timetable: Lectures:

  • Monday 9 am - 1 pm
  • Tuesday 9 am - 1 pm
  • Tuesday 2 pm - 6 pm
  • Wednesday 9 am - 1 pm
  • Wednesday 2 pm - 6 pm
  • Thursday 9 am - 1 pm
  • Thursday 2 pm - 6 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 1 pm

Bayesian Statistics Mathematical Sciences MTH709U Semester 2 7 Yes

Bayesian Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lawrence Pettit
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH6136

The module aims to introduce you to the Bayesian paradigm. The module will show you some of the problems with frequentist statistical methods, show you that the Bayesian paradigm provides a unified approach to problems of statistical inference and prediction, enable you to make Bayesian inferences in a variety of problems, and illustrate the use of Bayesian methods in real-life examples.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Bayesian Statistics Mathematical Sciences MTHM042 Semester 2 7 No

Bayesian Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lawrence Pettit
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module aims to introduce you to the Bayesian paradigm. The module will show you some of the problems with frequentist statistical methods, show you that the Bayesian paradigm provides a unified approach to problems of statistical inference and prediction, enable you to make Bayesian inferences in a variety of problems, and illustrate the use of Bayesian methods in real-life examples.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Bayesian Statistics Mathematical Sciences MTH776P Semester 2 7 No

Bayesian Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lawrence Pettit
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH6136

The module aims to introduce you to the Bayesian paradigm. The module will show you some of the problems with frequentist statistical methods, show you that the Bayesian paradigm provides a unified approach to problems of statistical inference and prediction, enable you to make Bayesian inferences in a variety of problems, and illustrate the use of Bayesian methods in real-life examples.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Beginner French Languages Linguistics and Film LLU511 Full year 3 Yes

Beginner French

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

To be added

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3

Beginner French I Languages Linguistics and Film LLU611 Semester 1 3 Yes

Beginner French I

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

To be added

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Practical
Level: 3

Beginner French II Languages Linguistics and Film LLU711 Semester 2 3 Yes

Beginner French II

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

To be added

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3

Beginner German Languages Linguistics and Film LLU531 Full year 3 Yes

Beginner German

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module is suitable for beginners in German. Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency and accuracy in both media. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal comfortably, confidently and competently at a basic level with the language required to cope effectively with a range of circumstances and situations. In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus framework which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at A2 level. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus. By the end of the module, students will be able to read simple texts in German (particularly related to current affairs), they will also be able to understand simple spoken texts and have a basic general discussion about a variety of topics.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3

Beginner German I Languages Linguistics and Film LLU631 Semester 1 3 Yes

Beginner German I

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module is suitable for beginners in German.Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to developtheir fluency and accuracy in both media. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal comfortably, confidently and competently at a basic level with the language required to cope effectively with a range of circumstances and situations. In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus framework which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at A1 level. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus. By the end of the module, students will be able to read simple texts in German, they will also be able to understand simple spoken texts and have a basic general discussion about a variety of topics.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Practical
Level: 3

Beginner German II Languages Linguistics and Film LLU731 Semester 2 3 Yes

Beginner German II

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The overall aims for this Module are to help students to develop a sound foundation of knowledge of the German language at *CEFR A2 level alongside an ability to approach communication in the language in a confident and competent manner. The first aim is to help learners move from no knowledge, or very rudimentary knowledge, of the language to become someone who is able to function effectively at a basic but competent level in language occurring in everyday situations and to be able to understand and analyze basic texts, such as signs, but also more complicated ones, such as news (newspapers, TV) or brief reports. In brief, the module lays a solid foundation from which the learner is able to progress to higher levels fairly independently and to provide the tools to be able to communicate in everyday situations relating to practical matters as well as in professional situations.The second aim is to provide language tuition that develops the ability of students to operate practically and effectively in the target language in each of the four main skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. We do this by exposing students to real language samples, both audio and textual, and by creating the opportunity for students to produce language through language tasks designed to build confidence and competence at every stage. We value accuracy as well as fluency in linguistic communication and so grammar and structure are an integral part of our course. These elements are not taught in isolation, but within an overall course structure which trains students to use appropriate grammar and structure for the specific language purpose and function required.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3

Beginner Japanese Languages Linguistics and Film LLU541 Full year 3 Yes

Beginner Japanese

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

To be added

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3

Beginner Japanese I Languages Linguistics and Film LLU641 Semester 1 4 Yes

Beginner Japanese I

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

To be added

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Practical
Level: 4

Beginner Japanese II Languages Linguistics and Film LLU741 Semester 2 3 Yes

Beginner Japanese II

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

To be added

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3

Beginners' French Languages Linguistics and Film LLU011 Full year 3 Yes

Beginners' French

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Overlap: None. Prerequisite: None

Aimed at students with no knowledge of French, these are practical, general modules which will develop the various communication skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing. They will build your competence and confidence in using French and will help you to enjoy your language learning through the use of authentic materials and multimedia packages (taking individual interests and needs into consideration), and by presenting a broad picture of the culture and society of the countries where the language is spoken.

Level(s): 3

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 6 pm - 8 pm

Beginners' French I Languages Linguistics and Film LLU111 Semester 1 3 Yes

Beginners' French I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Overlap: None. Prerequisite: None

Aimed at students with no knowledge of French, these are practical, general modules which will develop the various communication skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing. They will build your competence and confidence in using French and will help you to enjoy your language learning through the use of authentic materials and multimedia packages (taking individual interests and needs into consideration), and by presenting a broad picture of the culture and society of the countries where the language is spoken.

Level(s): 3

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 25.0% Practical, 75.0% Coursework
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

Beginners' French I Languages Linguistics and Film LLU111 Semester 2 3 Yes

Beginners' French I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Overlap: None. Prerequisite: None

Aimed at students with no knowledge of French, these are practical, general modules which will develop the various communication skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing. They will build your competence and confidence in using French and will help you to enjoy your language learning through the use of authentic materials and multimedia packages (taking individual interests and needs into consideration), and by presenting a broad picture of the culture and society of the countries where the language is spoken.

Level(s): 3

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 25.0% Practical, 75.0% Coursework
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

Beginners' French II Languages Linguistics and Film LLU211 Semester 2 3 Yes

Beginners' French II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LLU111

Overlap: None. Prerequisite: LLU111

Aimed at students with very basic knowledge of French, these are practical, general modules which will develop the various communication skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing. They will build your competence and confidence in using French and will help you to enjoy your language learning through the use of authentic materials and multimedia packages (taking individual interests and needs into consideration), and by presenting a broad picture of the culture and society of the countries where the language is spoken.

Level(s): 3

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3

Beginners' German Languages Linguistics and Film LLU001 Full year 3 Yes

Beginners' German

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Overlap: None. Prerequisite: None

Aimed at students with no knowledge of German, these are practical, general modules which will develop the various communication skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing. They will build your competence and confidence in using German and will help you to enjoy your language learning through the use of authentic materials and multimedia packages (taking individual interests and needs into consideration), and by presenting a broad picture of the culture and society of the countries where the language is spoken.

Level(s): 3

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 6 pm - 8 pm

Beginners' Japanese Languages Linguistics and Film LLU041 Full year 3 Yes

Beginners' Japanese

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Overlap: None. Prerequisite: None

Aimed at students with no knowledge of Japanese, these are practical, general modules which will develop the various communication skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing. They will build your competence and confidence in using Japanese and will help you to enjoy
your language learning through the use of authentic materials, and by presenting a broad picture of the culture and society of Japan.

Level(s): 3

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm

Beginners' Japanese I Languages Linguistics and Film LLU141 Semester 1 4 Yes

Beginners' Japanese I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Overlap: None. Prerequisite: None

Aimed at students with no knowledge of Japanese, these are practical, general modules which will develop the various communication skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing. They will build your competence and confidence in using Japanese and will help you to enjoy your language learning through the use of authentic materials, and by presenting a broad picture of the culture and society of Japan.

Level(s): 3

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 25.0% Practical, 75.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Beginners' Japanese I Languages Linguistics and Film LLU141 Semester 2 4 Yes

Beginners' Japanese I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Overlap: None. Prerequisite: None

Aimed at students with no knowledge of Japanese, these are practical, general modules which will develop the various communication skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing. They will build your competence and confidence in using Japanese and will help you to enjoy your language learning through the use of authentic materials, and by presenting a broad picture of the culture and society of Japan.

Level(s): 3

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 25.0% Practical, 75.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Beginners' Japanese II Languages Linguistics and Film LLU241 Semester 2 3 Yes

Beginners' Japanese II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LLU241

Overlap: None. Prerequisite: LLU141 or similar

Aimed at students with no knowledge of Japanese, these are practical, general modules which will develop the various communication skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing. They will build your competence and confidence in using Japanese and will help you to enjoy your language learning through the use of authentic materials, and by presenting a broad picture of the culture and society of Japan.

Level(s): 3

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm

Beginners' Spanish Languages Linguistics and Film LLU021 Full year 3 Yes

Beginners' Spanish

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Overlap: None. Prerequisite: None

Aimed at students with no knowledge of Spanish, these are practical, general modules which will develop the various communication skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing. They will build your competence and confidence in using Spanish and will help you to enjoy your language learning through the use of authentic materials and multimedia packages (taking individual interests and needs into consideration), and by presenting a broad picture of the culture and society of the countries where the language is spoken.

Level(s): 3

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Wednesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Beginners' Spanish I Languages Linguistics and Film LLU121 Semester 1 3 Yes

Beginners' Spanish I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Overlap: None. Prerequisite: None

Aimed at students with no knowledge of Spanish, these are practical, general modules which will develop the various communication skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing. They will build your competence and confidence in using Spanish and will help you to enjoy your language learning through the use of authentic materials and multimedia packages (taking individual interests and needs into consideration), and by presenting a broad picture of the culture and society of the countries where the language is spoken.

Level(s): 3

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 25.0% Practical, 75.0% Coursework
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm

Beginners' Spanish I Languages Linguistics and Film LLU121 Semester 2 3 Yes

Beginners' Spanish I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Overlap: None. Prerequisite: None

Aimed at students with no knowledge of Spanish, these are practical, general modules which will develop the various communication skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing. They will build your competence and confidence in using Spanish and will help you to enjoy your language learning through the use of authentic materials and multimedia packages (taking individual interests and needs into consideration), and by presenting a broad picture of the culture and society of the countries where the language is spoken.

Level(s): 3

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 25.0% Practical, 75.0% Coursework
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm

Beginners' Spanish II Languages Linguistics and Film LLU221 Semester 2 3 Yes

Beginners' Spanish II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LLU121

Overlap: None. Prerequisite: LLU121

Aimed at students with very basic knowledge of Spanish, these are practical, general modules which will develop the various communication skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing. They will build your competence and confidence in using Spanish and will help you to enjoy your language learning through the use of authentic materials and multimedia packages (taking individual interests and needs into consideration), and by presenting a broad picture of the culture and society of the countries where the language is spoken.

Level(s): 3

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 6 pm - 8 pm

Beginner Spanish Languages Linguistics and Film LLU521 Full year 3 Yes

Beginner Spanish

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

To be added

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3

Beginner Spanish I Languages Linguistics and Film LLU621 Semester 1 3 Yes

Beginner Spanish I

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

To be added

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Practical
Level: 3

Beginner Spanish II Languages Linguistics and Film LLU721 Semester 2 3 Yes

Beginner Spanish II

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

To be added

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3

Behavioural Ecology Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS216 Semester 1 6 Yes

Behavioural Ecology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Lars Chittka
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "SBS005 SBS110 and SBS020"

Prerequisites: The Diversity of Life (SBS005), Evolution (SBS110), Statistical Methods in Biology (SBS020) This module will cover concepts in animal behaviour which underpin ideas about more complex behaviours, including communication, ritualisation, homeostasis, instinct and learning. Decision-making and the evolution of adaptive strategies of individuals, optimal strategy sets and habitat selection are also included. Comparative socio-ecology including sexual and kin selection, reproductive strategies and social structure is considered. You will also look at resource patchiness, predictability and productivity as determinants of individual and social behaviour.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4, 6: Friday 3 pm - 5 pm

Behavioural Finance Economics and Finance ECOM038 Semester 2 7 No

Behavioural Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Asen Ivanov
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The purpose of this module is to develop students understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of behavioural finance, the empirical research surveyed in this area and the implementation of investment strategies based on the behavioural finance approach. To compare and contrast the assumptions behind modern financial economics with behavioural finance. Prerequisites: ECOM 050 Investment Management

Assessment: 25.0% Practical, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm

Behavioural Finance Economics and Finance ECCL010 Semester 2 7 No

Behavioural Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Asen Ivanov
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The purpose of this module is to develop students understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of behavioural finance, the empirical research surveyed in this area and the implementation of investment strategies based on the behavioural finance approach. To compare and contrast the assumptions behind modern financial economics with behavioural finance. Prerequisites: ECOM 050 Investment Management

Assessment: 25.0% Practical, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm

Behavioural Finance and Decision Making Business and Management BUSM085 Semester 2 7 No

Behavioural Finance and Decision Making

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Yaz Muradoglu
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module identifies and challenges modern theory of finance and covers the major issues in behavioural finance and decision making. These include biases, which frequently occur in financial decision-making such as optimism, mental framing, over-reaction, trend-chasing, conservatism and anchoring of expectations. Emphasis is on related work in psychology in terms of several theories of human behaviour that have policy implications in Finance. Accordingly the module is arranged around:Traditional Finance and Historical development of behavioural finance, Biases in Financial decision making, their manifestation and reduction, Prospect theory and loss aversion, Use of mental frames in financial decision making, Heuristics and biases in financial forecasting, Group decision making processes, Financial Crisis and human behaviour, Empirical regularities such as overreaction and momentum, Introduction to experimental and empirical methodologies in measuring biases in fiancial domains.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Being an author, 1450-1550 English and Drama ESH7702 Semester 2 7 No

Being an author, 1450-1550

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Julia Boffey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

What did it mean to be an author between 1450 and 1550, years which saw the introduction of printing in Europe, and are now seen as the watershed between the medieval and the early modern periods? This module will explore what constituted authorship, how authors viewed their roles, and how their work reached an audience. Working with a range of writings (to include poems, plays, romances, devotional writings, sermons, and histories) it will engage directly with surviving early books and manuscripts in London libraries.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm

Between the Citizen and the State: Voluntary Action in Modern Britain History HST6334 Semester 2 6 Yes

Between the Citizen and the State: Voluntary Action in Modern Britain

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Helen Mccarthy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

From Samuel Smiles' Self Help to David Cameron's Big Society, Britain boasts a rich tradition of voluntary action in its modern history. Whether dispensing charity, socializing the nation's youth, or saving the planet, voluntary organizations have played a major role in British public life and brought millions of individuals into their orbit as beneficiaries, members or activists. This module aims to explore the scale, scope and significance of voluntary action in Britain, from the era of Victorian philanthropy to the modern-day NGO.

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm

Beyond Acting English and Drama DRA302 Semester 1 6 Yes

Beyond Acting

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Martin Welton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is about things you can do on stage without acting. Since the 1960s, among many serious attempts to reinvigorate the work of the performer, some artists have tried to avoid acting altogether. This module will explore how we might make theatre out of such behaviour: task-based activities, durational work, working from audio and video feeds, building systems and making mistakes, using transcripts, following stage directions to the letter, doing nothing, flirting and listening to music.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Student-led teaching
  • Semester 1: Friday 3 pm - 6 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 1 pm

Bilingualism Languages Linguistics and Film LIN304 Semester 1 6 Yes

Bilingualism

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Esther De Leeuw
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LIN400

This module will provide an introduction to the field of bilingualism from a linguistic, psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic perspective. Topics to be covered include the definition of bilingualism and types of language contact, bilingual interaction and code-switching, bilingual education and policy, cognitive aspects of bilingual ability, and bilingual language development.

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Bilingualism Languages Linguistics and Film LIN7018 Semester 1 7 No

Bilingualism

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Esther De Leeuw
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will explore the consequences of simultaneous use of two (or more) languages in an individual or a community. The module covers aspects of societal bilingualism, including language planning, attitudes, language change through contact, codeswitching, and bilingual identity. It also covers individual bilinguality, including experimental research in neurocognition, cognitive advantages or disadvantages of bilingualism, formal models of bilingual mental representations, debates over a critical age for language learning, effects of early and late bilingualism, and language attrition. Throughout the course, the interaction of cognitive and social forces will be emphasised, as will links to linguistic and sociolinguistic theory.

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Biogeochemistry: Carbon, Nutrients and Pollutants in Aquatic Systems Geography GEG7303 Semester 2 7 No

Biogeochemistry: Carbon, Nutrients and Pollutants in Aquatic Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Kate Heppell
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module explores biogeochemical processes at the catchment level, with reference to the broader context of global climate and land use change. Major themes include interactions among the biogeochemical cycles; the linkages of biogeochemistry with sediment dynamics and hydrological processes; and climate change and land use effects on biogeochemical processes in floodplains, rivers and estuaries. The module introduces methods of field sample collection and laboratory analysis; and approaches to controlling pollutants, nutrient levels and greenhouse gas emissions in aquatic systems.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Office
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9: Friday 1 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8: Friday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9: Wednesday 1 pm - 4 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm

Biological and Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE464 Semester 2 7 No

Biological and Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Tony Vlcek
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE512

Prerequisites: Contemporary Inorganic Chemistry (CHE512). This module seeks to provide a coherent introduction into the roles that metals play in biological and medicinal systems. The first six lectures of the module focus on electron transfer and will include an introduction to basic terms (redox potential and its tuning in biological systems, excited-state electron transfer) and elements of the Marcus theory, followed by a discussion of electron transfer processes in biology, including light-energy harvesting and conversion in photosynthetic reaction centre, long-range electron transfer in metalloproteins, DNA and molecular wires. Application in molecular devices will be discussed as well. Molecular redox chemistry and electrochemistry including redox catalysis is surveyed.The next set of lectures detail the role that metal plays in a range of biological systems and in medical applications. Initially the focus will be on electron transport in naturally occurring systems such as in the oxygen evolving centre within PS2 of the photosynthetic apparatus, nitrogenase enzymes and the role of iron-porphyrin complexes in biological electron transfer. There will then follow a discussion of the roles metals play as Lewis acids in a range of biological systems covering metalloenzymes such as carbonic anhydrase, liver alcohol dehrdrogenase and nickel urease. The final lectures in this part of the module will focus on the roles metal play in medicine eg anti-ageing drugs, anti-cancer drugs and in imaging agents.The final four lectures of the module will begin with an introduction to the important area of biomaterials, which will then be followed by an overview of selected topics from the areas of metallic biomaterials, ceramic biomaterials and bioglasses. The final lecture will consider implant/host interactions and the factors affecting long-term performance of a biomaterial.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am

Biological and Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHEM464 Semester 2 7 No

Biological and Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Mike Watkinson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module seeks to provide a coherent introduction into the roles that metals play in biological and medicinal systems. The first six lectures of the module focus on electron transfer and will include an introduction to basic terms (redox potential and its tuning in biological systems, excited-state electron transfer) and elements of the Marcus theory, followed by a discussion of electron transfer processes in biology, including light-energy harvesting and conversion in photosynthetic reaction centre, long-range electron transfer in metalloproteins, DNA and molecular wires. Application in molecular devices will be discussed as well. Molecular redox chemistry and electrochemistry including redox catalysis is surveyed.The next set of lectures detail the role that metal plays in a range of biological systems and in medical applications. Initially the focus will be on electron transport in naturally occurring systems such as in the oxygen evolving centre within PS2 of the photosynthetic apparatus, nitrogenase enzymes and the role of iron-porphyrin complexes in biological electron transfer. There will then follow a discussion of the roles metals play as Lewis acids in a range of biological systems covering metalloenzymes such as carbonic anhydrase, liver alcohol dehrdrogenase and nickel urease. The final lectures in this part of the module will focus on the roles metal play in medicine eg anti-ageing drugs, anti-cancer drugs and in imaging agents.The final four lectures of the module will begin with an introduction to the important area of biomaterials, which will then be followed by an overview of selected topics from the areas of metallic biomaterials, ceramic biomaterials and bioglasses. The final lecture will consider implant/host interactions and the factors affecting long-term performance of a biomaterial.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7

Biological Sciences Psychology Research Project Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC608 Full year 6 No

Biological Sciences Psychology Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Magda Osman
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

30-unit research projects require prior SBCS approval. All students wishing to graduate with a degree from the School of Biological and Chemical sciences must undertake a project in their final year of study. In the case of biology related projects, students have three choices: a research project (worth 30 credits), which can encompass laboratory based experimental investigations, field studies, field experiments and so on; an investigative project (worth 15 credits), which can include analysis of previously acquired epidemiological data, nutritional surveys and analysis, mathematical modelling of biological processes and so on; as an alternative, students can take the Project skills in the life sciences module (worth 30 credits).

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 6

Biological Sciences Research Project Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC360 Full year 6 No

Biological Sciences Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Richard Pickersgill
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: 1st year average of 55% or above.

An experimental investigation involving laboratory work and/or computational work in some aspect of Biological Sciences. The background, results and conclusions of the study to be reported in the form of an oral presentation (part-way through Sem B) and a dissertation (submitted toward the end of Sem B). The dissertation will not normally exceed 10,000 words, which includes a review of relevant literature, data presentation, analysis and discussion.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Dissertation
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Wednesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm

Biology Project Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS004 Full year 6 No

Biology Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Richard Pickersgill
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

30-unit projects require prior approval from SBCS. All students wishing to graduate with a degree from the School of Biological and Chemical sciences must undertake a project in their final year of study. In the case of biology related projects, students have three choices: a research project (worth 30 credits), which can encompass laboratory based experimental investigations, field studies, field experiments and so on; an investigative project (worth 15 credits), which can include analysis of previously acquired epidemiological data, nutritional surveys and analysis, mathematical modelling of biological processes and so on; as an alternative, students can take the Project skills in the life sciences module (worth 30 credits).

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 6

Biomechanics Engineering and Materials Science DENM030 Semester 1 6 No

Biomechanics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Dabnichki
Overlap: DEN328
Prerequisite: DEN4102

The module covers particular aspects of biomechanics related to human motion and related functions of the musculo-skeletal structure. These topics are considered both theoretically and experimentally utilising variety of techniques such as kinetic and kinematic analysis and EMG.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 6

Biomedical Engineering in Urology Engineering and Materials Science DEN430 Semester 1 7 Yes

Biomedical Engineering in Urology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Martin Knight
Overlap: DENM016
Prerequisite: None

The module explores a broad range of medical engineering associated with the areas of urology and nephrology. Topics will include surgical instrumentation, imaging and diagnostics, tissue engineering, implantable devices, functional electrical stimulators, dialysis and lithotripsy. Initially the module covers the basic anatomy, physiology of the urinary tract in health and disease, with particular reference to clinical incontinence. The course will utilize tissue and fluid mechanics to examine the biomechanics of the bladder and urodynamic clinical assessment. Specialist information will be provided by outside lecturers including clinicians and NHS clinical engineerings.

Assessment: 45.0% Coursework, 55.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am -11 am

Biomedical Engineering in Urology Engineering and Materials Science DENM016 Semester 1 7 No

Biomedical Engineering in Urology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Martin Knight
Overlap: DEN430
Prerequisite: None

The module explores a broad range of medical engineering associated with the areas of urology and nephrology. Topics will include surgical instrumentation, imaging and diagnostics, tissue engineering, implantable devices, functional electrical stimulators, dialysis and lithotripsy. Initially the module covers the basic anatomy, physiology of the urinary tract in health and disease, with particular reference to clinical incontinence. The course will utilize tissue and fluid mechanics to examine the biomechanics of the bladder and urodynamic clinical assessment. Specialist information will be provided by outside lecturers including clinicians and NHS clinical engineerings.

Assessment: 45.0% Coursework, 55.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 45.0% Coursework, 55.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am

Biomedical Pharmacology Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC402 Semester 1 5 No

Biomedical Pharmacology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Diana Velluto
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SBS022

This module is only available to students who enter under the B990 programme. Prerequisites: Biomedical Physiology I (SBS022). This module is only open to students on the Biomedical Sciences degree programme and to suitably qualified associate students. The module aims to show how, from an understanding of biochemical and physiological processes, putative drug targets can be identified and therapeutic agents developed. You will also cover the reasons for prototypical drugs being refined to provide more suitable drugs with regard to route of administration; bioavailability; duration of action; selectivity; and reduction of adverse effects. All the above will be exemplified by consideration of the pharmacological properties of drugs used for the treatment of well known medical diseases/conditions.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Biomedical Physiology I - Exchange, Movement and Integration Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS022 Semester 2 4 No

Biomedical Physiology I - Exchange, Movement and Integration

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rachel O'Callaghan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an introduction to major non-cardiovascular/respiratory physiological systems involved in human homeostasis for students reading for the degree in Biomedical Science. Topics covered will include: microanatomy and histology of the major human tissues; feedback control, temperature regulation, cell exchange processes; function and integration of nervous, muscle, gastrointestinal, excretory, endocrine and reproductive systems. The module will describe some of the major human physiological diseases, disorders and dysfunctions of these systems, and some parasitic diseases.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 10, 12: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 10, 12: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 10, 12: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Biomedical Physiology II - Cardiovascular and Respiratory Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS202 Semester 2 5 No

Biomedical Physiology II - Cardiovascular and Respiratory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rachel O'Callaghan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SBC102 and SBC100

This module is for students who enter under the B990 programme only. Prerequisites: Human Anatomy (SBC102), The Human Cell (SBC100). This module provides an introduction to the human cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Topics covered will include: structure, function and regulation of cardiovascular activity and respiration. It will include descriptions of some of the major diseases, conditions, abnormalities anddysfunctions of the human cardiovascular and respiratory systems and problems associated with aerospace travel and diving.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Weeks 11: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 11: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 8: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 8: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Biomedical Research Project Engineering and Materials Science DENM006 Full year 7 No

Biomedical Research Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Steven Dunn
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The project consists of an individual piece of work, under the supervision of an academic member of staff. It can take either one, or a combination, of the following forms: (i) an experimental investigation; (ii) a computational exercise; (iii) the development of a piece of experimental apparatus; (iv) a design study; (v) a theoretical analysis; (vi) a review of a topic of current interest. Not open to Associate Students.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Biomedical Science Case Approach to Problem Solving Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS320 Full year 6 No

Biomedical Science Case Approach to Problem Solving

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr James Sullivan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

B990 students only.
The SBS320(X) modules comprise 6 Biomedical Science clinical case histories at both levels 5 and 6. The case histories will be analysed in group tutorials with subsequent self-directed learning and 6 one hour
assessment sessions. The clinical case histories studied will be chosen from a bank of histories and will embrace, over the entirety of the SBS320(X) modules in years 2 and 3, the disciplines of human physiology,
anatomy and development, metabolism, molecular biology and genetics and pharmacology. The tutorial will comprise a 1 hour problem analysis and tutor facilitation session. Assessment of the case history will follow a 3 week period of self directed learning founded on the learning objectives defined in the tutorials. The module is examined in SBS320 year 3 and the 2nd year coursework marks will comprise 10% of the coursework marks for SBS320 3rd year.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Office
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Wednesday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 6, 9: Wednesday 10 am -11 am
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 6, 9: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 9, 12: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 6, 9, 12: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm

Biomedical Science Case Approach to Problem Solving Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS320X Full year 5 No

Biomedical Science Case Approach to Problem Solving

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr James Sullivan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

B990 students only.
This module is a pre-requisite for the 3rd year SBS320.
The SBS320(X) modules comprise 6 Biomedical Science clinical case histories at both levels 5 and 6. The case histories will be analysed in group tutorials with subsequent self-directed learning and 6 one hour
assessment sessions. The clinical case histories studied will be chosen from a bank of histories and will embrace, over the entirety of the SBS320(X) modules in years 2 and 3, the disciplines of human physiology,
anatomy and development, metabolism, molecular biology and genetics and pharmacology. The tutorial will comprise a 1 hour problem analysis and tutor facilitation session. Assessment of the case history will follow a 3 week period of self directed learning founded on the learning objectives defined in the tutorials. The module is examined in SBS320 year 3 and the 2nd year coursework marks will comprise 10% of the coursework marks for SBS320 3rd year.

Assessment: 100.0% Final Mark
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Office
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 5, 8: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am

Biomedical Sciences Investigative Project Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS044 Semester 1 6 No

Biomedical Sciences Investigative Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ewan Main
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

30-unit research projects require prior SBCS approval. All students wishing to graduate with a degree from the School of Biological and Chemical sciences must undertake a project in their final year of study. In the case of biology related projects, students have three choices: a research project (worth 30 credits), which can encompass laboratory based experimental investigations, field studies, field experiments and so on; an investigative project (worth 15 credits), which can include analysis of previously acquired epidemiological data, nutritional surveys and analysis, mathematical modelling of biological processes and so on; as an alternative, students can take the Project skills in the life sciences module (worth 30 credits).

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Dissertation
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 5, 10: Monday 10 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Monday 10 am - 11 am

Biomedical Sciences Research Project Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS084 Full year 6 No

Biomedical Sciences Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Richard Pickersgill
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: 1st year average of 55% or above.

30-unit research projects require prior SBCS approval. All students wishing to graduate with a degree from the School of Biological and Chemical sciences must undertake a project in their final year of study. In the case of biology related projects, students have three choices: a research project (worth 30 credits), which can encompass laboratory based experimental investigations, field studies, field experiments and so on; an investigative project (worth 15 credits), which can include analysis of previously acquired epidemiological data, nutritional surveys and analysis, mathematical modelling of biological processes and so on; as an alternative, students can take the Project skills in the life sciences module (worth 30 credits).

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical, 60.0% Dissertation
Level: 6

Biomolecules of Life Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC323 Semester 2 4 No

Biomolecules of Life

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr James Sullivan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module offers a grounding in a good range of biochemical topics including the structure function relationship of protein, carbohydrates and lipids; fundamentals of enzyme catalysis and kinetics; transport of molecules across biomembranes; biochemical reactions involved in the generation and storage of metabolic energy; in glycolysis and tricarboxylic acid cycle; mitochondrial electron transfer and ATP synthesis; and molecular motors.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 9: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 9: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm

Black Writing in America: 1900 to the Present English and Drama ESH372 Semester 1 6 Yes

Black Writing in America: 1900 to the Present

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sam Halliday
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The literature of black, or African, Americans is one of the most vibrant and engaging strands in twentieth- and twenty-first century literature in English. This module examines a range of such writing from the early twentieth-century to the present, taking in such writers as W. E. B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, Malcolm X, Toni Morrison, and Walter Mosley. Though these authors share certain themes - the legacies of slavery, for instance, will be a concern throughout the module - the formal and aesthetic strategies used to deal with them differ greatly. In our reading, we will therefore range from modernist experimentation to hard-edged realism; from autobiography to science fiction; and from crime fiction to discourses of the supernatural.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Bond Market Strategies Economics and Finance ECOM074 Semester 2 7 No

Bond Market Strategies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Darren Cullen
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Bond markets and the term structure of interest rates have always been two cornerstones of financial theory. Moreover, in the last decades, bond markets have become highly sophisticated in their offering of a wide range of instruments, from bonds with embedded options to asset-backed securities or structured notes. Because of the great importance of these markets and instruments, participants must become well-informed of the structure and uses of these securities and also of the increasingly complex techniques for valuing them. This module is designed to develop the MSc students understanding of bond markets and securities theory and practice. It is an advanced course that covers the different types and features of these bond instruments and the fundamental analytical tools to price them. The principle objective is to forge a solid understanding of structuring techniques, portfolio strategies and products within the bond markets.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 6 pm - 7 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Book History from Gutenberg to Google History HST5609 Semester 2 5 Yes

Book History from Gutenberg to Google

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mark Curran
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module explores whether books, and print culture, have been a dynamic and revolutionary force of change since the mid-fifteenth century. It examines the reading and communications commonly associated with the invention of printing, and will ask if the spread of the printed word had wide-ranging social and political consequences. It introduces students to historical bibliography and bibliometrics; the concept of the early modern public sphere; books as propaganda in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; and the current debates over `born digital' resources and e-publishing.

Assessment: 15.0% Practical, 85.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm

Boston Reworked: The Making of a North American City Geography GEG5125 Semester 2 5 No

Boston Reworked: The Making of a North American City

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Alastair Owens
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: GEG5110

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 90.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm

Boston Reworked: The Making of a North American City Geography GEG6125 Semester 2 6 No

Boston Reworked: The Making of a North American City

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Alastair Owens
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: GEG5110

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 90.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm

Brain and Behaviour Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC141 Semester 1 4 Yes

Brain and Behaviour

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Qazi Rahman
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is intended for students studying BSc Psychology (C800). This module builds on the theme of psychology as a biological science in parallel with the 'Exploring Psychology' module by specifying the proximate biological mechanisms involved in psychological phenomena. The module will focus on basic principles of biological psychology predominantly, and then introduce psychological processes to illustrate these.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

Brand Management Business and Management BUSM026 Semester 2 7 No

Brand Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yasmin Ibrahim
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will focus on the strategic role that brands play in the successful marketing of products and services. It aims to introduce current academic thinking and business practice of contemporary branding to students introducing key concepts such as brand equity, brand identity and corporate branding. In addition the course aims to introduce and show the actual process of brand management and the issues and dilemmas that contemporary brand managers and stewards have to face. It aims to comprehensively cover these areas and will deal with topics such as brand identity, brand development, brand strategy, organisational support for branding, brand features and personality, brand portfolios and the internet and branding. The focus of the course will be a final presentation and report that students both in groups and as individuals will have to prepare on analysing a failing brand and proposing ideas to reposition and revitalise it. The brand itself will be taken from the contemporary business world and so will provide the students with opportunities to carry out challenging and relevant research.

Assessment: 30.0% Practical, 70.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Brazilian Cinema: the Social Tradition Languages Linguistics and Film POR201 Semester 2 5 No

Brazilian Cinema: the Social Tradition

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Else Vieira
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Why would a Brazilian director depict not the guerrilla Che Guevara but the young doctor developing his social awareness? Walter Salle's Motorcycle Diaries will set the tone for the discussion of Brazil's emphasis on the social agenda as its major contribution to world cinema. This module will approach the evolution of this genre, beginning with Cinema Novo, the shift towards the commercial film (Pixote, Central Station), the development of a new aesthetics (City of God) and of recent radical experimentations such as prisoners and favela (shantytown) inhabitants making their own film. Discussions will include the tensions between aesthetics and ethics, and the achievement of the commercial film and of the
documentary as social action.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Film Screening
  • Semester 2: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Brecht and the Drama Languages Linguistics and Film GER506 Semester 1 5 No

Brecht and the Drama

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

It is generally acknowledged that Bertolt Brecht is one of the most important playwrights of the 20th century. However, his plays, his theatre work and his theories of the theatre are often misunderstood. The purpose of this module, which is also available to students who know no German, is to take some representative plays, put them into their historical and dramatic context, and examine how they work. We will also examine Brecht's pronouncements on the theatre and on individual plays.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 40.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 90.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

Brecht and the Drama Languages Linguistics and Film GER605 Semester 1 6 No

Brecht and the Drama

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

It is generally acknowledged that Bertolt Brecht is one of the most important playwrights of the 20th century. However, his plays, his theatre work and his theories of the theatre are often misunderstood. The purpose of this module, which is also available to students who know no German, is to take some representative plays, put them into their historical and dramatic context, and examine how they work. We will also examine Brecht's pronouncements on the theatre and on individual plays.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 90.0% Coursework
Level: 6

Bridging Arts and Technology Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS406U Semester 1 4 No

Bridging Arts and Technology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Karen Shoop
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module investigates the relevance of creativity to computers and their applications. Students will develop ideas through a range of artistic practices to see how creativity informs technological development. Student writing will be developed through exploring narratives of technology, such as science fiction, using this as a springboard to understand the protocols and algorithms that underpin the technologies used in the digital world.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Practical
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm

Brief Encounters: Short Stories and Tall Tales Languages Linguistics and Film SML100 Semester 2 4 Yes

Brief Encounters: Short Stories and Tall Tales

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Will Mcmorran
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an introduction to that most adaptable of literary forms: the short story. It explores texts ranging from the comic to the disturbing, and from the early modern to the post-modern, by major European and Latin American Authors. Texts will be studied in translation.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm

Britain and the Middle East, 1900-1960 History HST7300 Semester 2 7 No

Britain and the Middle East, 1900-1960

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr David Brooks
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an essential grounding in modern intellectual history and political thought. It introduces students to the most important kinds of methodology practised in the field of intellectual history since the nineteenth century, and some of the most influential thinkers and themes in the history of political thought since antiquity.

It is divided into two parts, corresponding to semesters one and two respectively. The first part covers a variety of key philosophical, historical, political and sociological theorists whose work has inspired a range of approaches in the history of ideas in Anglo-American and European scholarship. The second part involves in-depth exploration of the thought of a selection of major authors and thematic concerns in the history of European political thought, considering them in the light of the different methodologies surveyed in the first part.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

British Culture in the 1950's English and Drama ESH344 Semester 2 6 Yes

British Culture in the 1950's

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Clair Wills
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to introduce you to the variety of British cultural expression in the 1950s, including novels, poetry, drama, and television and film adaptations. The literature will be analysed in the context of a number of historical and social contexts: post-war austerity, the Festival of Britain, the development of post-imperial Britain, the Suez Crisis, Americanisation and the Cold War, the development of the Welfare State, the role of radio (the Third Programme) and television, the formation of the Arts Council. We will interrogate the critical assumption that the 1950s constituted a period of loss of confidence and ambition among British writers, and examine the range, styles and crucial reception of the literature of the decade. Writers studied will include George Orwell, Kingsley Amis, John Osborne, Doris Lessing, Iris Murdoch, Philip Larkin and Harold Pinter.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm

British Drama from the 1950s to the Present English and Drama ESH273 Semester 1 5 Yes

British Drama from the 1950s to the Present

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Andrew Lincoln
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

British Horror: Film, Television and Literature History HST5305 Semester 1 5 Yes

British Horror: Film, Television and Literature

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Matthew Jacobsen
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

British cinema is often celebrated for its social realism, yet it has made significant and influential though often overlooked contributions to the horror, fantasy and sci-fi film genres. This module will investigate this alternative history or `repressed underside¿ of British cinema. While horror is often side-lined as having little artistic worth, this module aims to reassess the genre's aesthetic, philosophical and intellectual value. It will examine British horror films from key periods in cinema history within their cultural production context and alongside developments in cinema worldwide, from Hammer Studios in the 1960s to the reinvigorated British interest in horror and fantasy film and TV in the 2000s. Students will engage with debates on the cultural appeal and social significance of the genre, and the nature of horror film audiences and spectatorship. With an emphasis on cinema, students will also compare the writing of several authors with film adaptations of their work.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Film Screening
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am - 2 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm

British Politics Politics and International Relations POL243 Full year 5 Yes

British Politics

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Judith Bara
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: POL100

This module will provide students with an advanced knowledge of the British Political system. It is divided into two principal parts: the study of the institutions of British politics, and the study of political culture, behaviour and participation within those institutions. Topics covered include: constitutional reform, Parliament, Prime Minister and the Cabinet system, civil service devolution, role of the judiciary, representation, political engagement, electoral and party systems, political parties, electoral behaviour and pressure groups. Associate student registration: Autumn Semester POL/243A; Spring Semester POL/243B.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 11 am

British Politics Politics and International Relations POL243A Semester 1 5 Yes

British Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Judith Bara
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: POL100

This module will provide students with an advanced knowledge of the British Political system. It is divided into two principal parts: the study of the institutions of British politics, and the study of political culture, behaviour and participation within those institutions. Topics covered include: constitutional reform, Parliament, Prime Minister and the Cabinet system, civil service devolution, role of the judiciary, representation, political engagement, electoral and party systems, political parties, electoral behaviour and pressure groups. Associate student registration: Autumn Semester POL/243A; Spring Semester POL/243B.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 11 am

British Politics Politics and International Relations POL243B Semester 2 5 Yes

British Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Judith Bara
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: POL100

This module will provide students with an advanced knowledge of the British Political system. It is divided into two principal parts: the study of the institutions of British politics, and the study of political culture, behaviour and participation within those institutions. Topics covered include: constitutional reform, Parliament, Prime Minister and the Cabinet system, civil service devolution, role of the judiciary, representation, political engagement, electoral and party systems, political parties, electoral behaviour and pressure groups. Associate student registration: Autumn Semester POL/243A; Spring Semester POL/243B.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 11 am

Broadcasting Regulation Law CCDM037 Full year 7 No

Broadcasting Regulation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Gavin Sutter
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Since the early days, the broadcast media has been subject to sector specific regulation. In the modern world, broadcasting is regulated both at the level of the right to broadcast, and the content which is broadcast. Recent years have also seen the increasing proliferation of on-demand audio-visual content, delivered in a non-linear manner via the internet. Such technological development poses new challenges for regulation: the content, and so, inevitably, the impetus for regulation, may be similar or the same, however the context has changed. Traditional devices such as limiting the time of day at which certain content is allowed to be made available are inapplicable in this context. As ever, the cross-border nature of the internet raises difficulty. This module will consider from an international perspective the challenges posed to regulation of the contemporary broadcast media, and how they may be overcome.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Building the American Nation: 1756-1900 History HST4310 Semester 2 4 Yes

Building the American Nation: 1756-1900

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joanna Cohen
Overlap: HST4303
Prerequisite: None

This course examines the turbulent development of the United States from the mid-eighteenth century through to 1900. We begin with the country¿s origins as a band of disparate colonies and go on to chart the establishment of the United States and its expansion into the West. We then explore the nation¿s disastrous descent into Civil War and finally examine the postwar ascendancy of a newly powerful capitalist nation at the end of the century. Focusing particularly on America¿s diverse and often diverging culture and society, the course explores the limits and fragility of American democracy, both as a way of politically empowering citizens and as a political system that held the nation together.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am - 11 am
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm

Business and Social Approaches to Social Media - Opportunities and Issues Business and Management BUS321 Semester 2 6 Yes

Business and Social Approaches to Social Media - Opportunities and Issues

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yasmin Ibrahim
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This optional module seeks to familiarise students with social media as a business and social platform. It locates social media through the changes in the communication frameworks and explores the different and diverse opportunities, challenges and issues created by social media in an inter-connected world. The lectures will apply theoretical and conceptual issues to real life contexts and phenomena in different cultural contexts.

Assessment: 30.0% Practical, 70.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm

Business and Society Business and Management BUS107 Semester 1 4 Yes

Business and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Liam Campling
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module covers the main aspects of the business environment. It covers: nature and types of business and other organisations; business and society: relationship between work organisations and society; business and governments: government as control, consumer, supplier; business and politics: managing influence; business and people: consumers, clients, employees, the public perceptions; business and the physical environment - sustainability in the business context; business and the technological environment; the social and ethical responsibilities of business; business in emerging economies; the and the international context ( regional economic blocs, World Trade Organization).

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am

Business Cycles Economics and Finance ECN346 Semester 2 6 Yes

Business Cycles

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ana Galvao Soares Ferreira
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECN206

The module aims to evaluate how business cycle theories perform when confronted with business cycles stylised facts. The theories are presented based on a micro-founded intertemporal model of the economy that provides understanding on how different types of shocks cause macroeconomic fluctuations.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm

Business Finance Economics and Finance ECOM051 Semester 1 7 No

Business Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Giles Spungin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to develop an understanding of how firms raise external finance and design their capital structure. We will examine the assumption that a firm's cash flows are exogenous with respect to financial decisions. Also studied are the Modigliani-Miller theorems stating which conditions make capital structure irrelevant, and derive the optimal debt/equity mix in the presence of taxes and costly bankruptcy. The rest of the module addresses the issue of how a firm's financial and governance structure affects its value once information problems between firms' insiders and investors are taken into account.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 7 pm - 9 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 7 pm - 9 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm

Business Finance Economics and Finance ECCL017 Semester 1 7 No

Business Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Giles Spungin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to develop an understanding of how firms raise external finance and design their capital structure. We will examine the assumption that a firm's cash flows are exogenous with respect to financial decisions. Also studied are the Modigliani-Miller theorems stating which conditions make capital structure irrelevant, and derive the optimal debt/equity mix in the presence of taxes and costly bankruptcy. The rest of the module addresses the issue of how a firm's financial and governance structure affects its value once information problems between firms' insiders and investors are taken into account.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 7 pm - 9 pm

Business Information Systems Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS508U Semester 2 5 No

Business Information Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tony Stockman
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module covers the basics of business information systems, with emphasis on the technical, ethical and human factors in successful information system deployment. You will study how organisations use information systems as well as the basic concepts, methods and terminology used during the design and development stages of business information systems. The module reviews the typical hardware, software, data and telecommunications used in business systems and their strategic importance.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Business Information Systems Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS745D Semester 2 7 No

Business Information Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tony Stockman
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The role of software is increasingly critical in our everyday lives and the accompanying risks of business or safety critical systems failure can be profound. This module will provide students with a framework for articulating and managing the risks inherent in the systems they will develop as practitioners. Likewise, students will learn how to build decision support tools for uncertain problems in a variety of contexts (legal, medical, safety), but with a special emphasis on software development. This course will make a distinctive offering that will enable our students to bring a principled approach to bear to analyse and solve uncertain and risky problems. Course contents: Quantification of risk and assessment: Bayesian Probability & Utility Theory, Bayes Theorem & Bayesian updating; Causal modelling using Bayesian networks with examples; Measurement for risk: Principles of measurement, Software metrics, Introduction to multi-criteria decision aids; Principles of risk management: The risk life-cycle, Fault trees, Hazard analysis; Building causal models in practice: Patterns, identification, model reuse and composition, Eliciting and building probability tables; Real world examples; Decision support environments.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Business Information Systems Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS745P Semester 2 7 No

Business Information Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tony Stockman
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The role of software is increasingly critical in our everyday lives and the accompanying risks of business or safety critical systems failure can be profound. This module will provide students with a framework for articulating and managing the risks inherent in the systems they will develop as practitioners. Likewise, students will learn how to build decision support tools for uncertain problems in a variety of contexts (legal, medical, safety), but with a special emphasis on software development. This course will make a distinctive offering that will enable our students to bring a principled approach to bear to analyse and solve uncertain and risky problems. Course contents: Quantification of risk and assessment: Bayesian Probability & Utility Theory, Bayes Theorem & Bayesian updating; Causal modelling using Bayesian networks with examples; Measurement for risk: Principles of measurement, Software metrics, Introduction to multi-criteria decision aids; Principles of risk management: The risk life-cycle, Fault trees, Hazard analysis; Building causal models in practice: Patterns, identification, model reuse and composition, Eliciting and building probability tables; Real world examples; Decision support environments.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Business Law Business and Management BUS205 Semester 1 5 Yes

Business Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contact - Dept Of Business Management
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This unit provides an understanding of: the English legal system, the principles of the law of contract and of the tort of negligence as they apply to business. The unit also provides an understanding of the part law plays in enabling the conduct of business generally; its regulation, and the achievement of commercial aims.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 2 pm - 3 pm

Business Management Science and Engineering Foundation Programme SEF028 Semester 2 3 Yes

Business Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Ron Holland
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to provide an introduction to business management and administration. It develops understanding of the external and internal business environment, the different contexts of business, an analysis of markets and issues within business management.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm

Business Management Dissertation Business and Management BUS314 Full year 6 No

Business Management Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Amitabh Rai
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

In order to take this module students must have attained 65% or over in module BUS007. A dissertation is a piece of independent research carried out by the student under the supervision of an academic member of staff. Research can be carried out in any area of business and management, broadly defined, as long as there is sufficient expertise in the School of Business and Management to supervise the research. The student is expected to identify and review the relevant literature, identify a research problem and conduct original empirical research on primary data, or conduct original analysis of secondary data.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm

Business Modelling Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS418U Semester 2 4 Yes

Business Modelling

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tassos Tombros
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Introduces students to the development of quantitative models and associated processes for problem solving and decision making in IT management. The module introduces basic statistical concepts and provides practical experience in developing spreadsheet implementations of quantitative methods. A case study approach is taken to the application of statistical analysis and modelling of a range of engineering activities including concept selection, design optimisation, robust design, manufacturing process improvement, and problem-solving. Examples of modelling approaches may include the use of Microsoft Excel Solver, Scenario Analysis, Data Mining and Discrete Event Simulation.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm

Business Studies Languages Linguistics and Film IFC3008 Full year 3 No

Business Studies

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Dorota Bourne
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module examines the political, economic and legal context in which business operates, people and resources, the structure of firms and organizations, management and leadership, marketing, strategic management and development, organisation management and control, organisational communication, Human Resource Management, motivation, business ethics, and globalization. Students will analyse and comment on management in both written work and seminar discussions to the level that will lead to potential success on Year 1 of a BA Business Management, or similar programme.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 30.0% Examination, 60.0% Coursework
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm
    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm

Business Studies (Graduate Diploma) Languages Linguistics and Film IFC6008 Full year 6 No

Business Studies (Graduate Diploma)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Miss Jessica Cooper
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module examines the political, economic and legal context in which business operates, people and resources, the structure of firms and organizations, management and leadership, marketing, strategic management and development, organisation management and control, organisational communication, Human Resource Management, motivation, business ethics, and globalization. Students will analyse and comment on management in both written work and seminar discussions to the level that will lead to potential success on taught masters degrees with the School of Business and Management.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 30.0% Examination, 60.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 11 am - 12 pm

Business Studies (Graduate Diploma) Languages Linguistics and Film IFC6008 Full year 6 No

Business Studies (Graduate Diploma)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Miss Jessica Cooper
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module examines the political, economic and legal context in which business operates, people and resources, the structure of firms and organizations, management and leadership, marketing, strategic management and development, organisation management and control, organisational communication, Human Resource Management, motivation, business ethics, and globalization. Students will analyse and comment on management in both written work and seminar discussions to the level that will lead to potential success on taught masters degrees with the School of Business and Management.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 30.0% Examination, 60.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 2 and 3: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 3 pm - 5 pm
    Seminar
  • Semesters 2 and 3: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm

Business Taxation Law QLLM120 Full year 7 No

Business Taxation

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr David Southern
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The aim of the module is to analyse the basis on which businesses are taxed, in both incorporated and unincorporated forms. The module is addressed to lawyers, accountants, tax advisers, tax officials and tax policy-makers. The module takes a practical transactional perspective, and examines the system of business taxation in the UK and in an international perspective. The module provides a comprehensive understanding of the issues and methods relating to business taxation in the UK, while also taking the situation of international businesses into account. The module also prepares students for the professional examinations of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, and gives lawyers an insight into taxation which would not be derived from their purely legal studies.

Prerequisites: None
Applicable Groupings: B, P

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 6 pm - 8 pm

Business Technology Strategy Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS728D Semester 2 7 No

Business Technology Strategy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mrs Rachel Appleton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module focuses on strategic management within the technology industries, specifically in the Electronic Engineering sectors, which includes telecommunications. The module aims to apply the theoretical knowledge to real-world examples, using case studies from the international business environment.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

Business Technology Strategy Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS728P Semester 2 7 No

Business Technology Strategy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mrs Rachel Appleton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module focuses on strategic management within the technology industries, specifically in the Electronic Engineering sectors, which includes telecommunications. The module aims to apply the theoretical knowledge to real-world examples, using case studies from the international business environment.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

Business Technology Strategy Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS728U Semester 2 7 No

Business Technology Strategy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mrs Rachel Appleton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module focuses on strategic management within the technology industries, specifically in the Electronic Engineering sectors, which includes telecommunications. The module aims to apply the theoretical knowledge to real-world examples, using case studies from the international business environment.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

C++ for Image Processing Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS624U Semester 2 6 No

C++ for Image Processing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pengwei Hao
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module gives you a practical introduction to C++ and uses this programming language to examine applications in low-level image processing. Areas covered include image representation, examining perception, sampling and display, and image transforms and image enhancement using point and spatial operations. Also considered are image processing methods such as convolution, frequency filtering and image restoration, compression and segmentation.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am -10 am

C++ for Image Processing Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS756D Semester 1 7 No

C++ for Image Processing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pengwei Hao
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module gives students a practical introduction to C++ and uses this programming language to examine applications in low level image processing. Areas covered include image representation examining perception, sampling and display, and image transforms and image enhancement using point and spatial operations. Also considered are image processing methods such as convolution, frequency filtering and image restoration, compression and segmentation.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7

C++ for Image Processing Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS756P Semester 2 7 No

C++ for Image Processing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pengwei Hao
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module gives students a practical introduction to C++ and uses this programming language to examine applications in low level image processing. Areas covered include image representation examining perception, sampling and display, and image transforms and image enhancement using point and spatial operations. Also considered are image processing methods such as convolution, frequency filtering and image restoration, compression and segmentation.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am -11 am

Cabinet, Premiership and the Conduct of Central Government since 1945 History HST5323 Full year 5 Yes

Cabinet, Premiership and the Conduct of Central Government since 1945

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Jon Davis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will examine the style of Cabinet Government from Clement Attlee to David Cameron, their management of party, Parliament and media, the changing nature of the role of prime minister and the traditional Cabinet versus prime ministerial government debate. It will also examine Cabinet as the engine room of the British Government. The course believes in a blend of theory and practice, thus the module will some weeks take place in the Houses of Parliament, will offer bonus visits Whitehall and will enjoy guest political and senior civil service speakers.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Calculus I Mathematical Sciences MTH4100 Semester 1 4 Yes

Calculus I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Bill Jackson
Overlap: ECN114,PHY4121
Prerequisite: None

This is the first of three calculus modules, whose collective aim is to provide the basic techniques and background from calculus for the pure, applied and applicable mathematics modules that follow. This module develops the concepts and techniques of differentiating and integrating with supporting work on algebra, coordinate transformations and curve sketching.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm

Calculus II Mathematical Sciences MTH4101 Semester 2 4 Yes

Calculus II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rainer Klages
Overlap: ECN124,PHY4122
Prerequisite: None

This module is the second of three calculus modules, whose collective aim is to provide the basic techniques from calculus for the pure, applied and applicable mathematics modules that follow. This module introduces complex numbers, infinite series including power series, and develops techniques of differential and integral calculus in the multivariate setting.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm

Calculus III Mathematical Sciences MTH5102 Semester 1 5 Yes

Calculus III

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lucas Lacasa
Overlap: PHY4122
Prerequisite: MTH4101 MTH4103

The module develops the elements of vector calculus and advanced topics in ordinary and partial differential equations, such as special functions, Fourier series and Laplace's equation, for application in subsequent applied mathematics modules.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Friday 12 pm - 2 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Cancer Biology Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS703 Semester 2 6 No

Cancer Biology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Prowse
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is only available to students who enter under the B990, C431 and with Forensic programmes. This module will define neoplasia, describe the macro and microscopic appearance of range of specific tumours and current ideas on the molecular and genetic basis of their pathogenesis. Specifically, the causes of the transformation from normal to malignant tissue will be described together with the manner in which tumours grow and spread. The module will end with an overview of tumour diagnosis and general methods of treatment (pharmacological, radiotherapeutic and surgical).

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9: Friday 10 am - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Cancer Chemotherapy Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE561 Semester 1 6 Yes

Cancer Chemotherapy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Wyatt
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE322 and CHE422

Prerequisites: CHE322 Constructing Organic Molecules and CHE422 Chemistry of Biological Molecules An introduction to current cancer research and the treatment of cancer by chemotherapy. Topics may include: DNA lesions, oncogenes, short term assays, multistage carcinogenesis, classes of anticancer drugs and their modes of action.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Monday 9 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm

Cancer Chemotherapy Biological and Chemical Sciences CHEM561 Semester 1 6 No

Cancer Chemotherapy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Isaac Abrahams
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module covers the main themes in cancer and current cancer chemotherapy, especially concepts and methods of current therapies and the structures and mechanisms of action of chemotherapeutic agents.

Assessment: 15.0% Coursework, 85.0% Examination
Level: 6

Capital Markets 1 Economics and Finance ECN226 Semester 2 5 Yes

Capital Markets 1

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Andrea Pinna
Overlap: BUS306
Prerequisite: ECN111

The aim of this module is to provide a rigorous training in the theory of investment and capital markets and a good understanding of its central concepts. More specifically, its purpose is to show how firms, individuals and institutions take decisions about optimal investment, and to examine the behaviour of the capital markets in which these decisions are taken.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm

Cases in Business Finance Economics and Finance ECOM070 Semester 2 7 No

Cases in Business Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mrs Daniela Tavasci
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will address both the theoretical and practical questions of issues such as: how to value companies; recapitalisation, bankruptcy and distress; optimal capital structure; corporate liquidity; raising equity and debt capital; payout policy; investment under constraints, and the use of decision trees, simulations, and real options.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm

Case studies in British and EU policy-making Politics and International Relations POLM052 Semester 2 7 No

Case studies in British and EU policy-making

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Sarah Wolff
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides a detailed analysis of policymaking in practice to supplement the theoretical training received in the core module.

The object is to enrich understanding of the nature and practicalities of the British and European Union policymaking process, based on empirical case studies. After an introduction to the policymaking environment the module focuses each week on a detailed case study of British policymaking in a first part and of European Union policy-making in a second part, with an accent on topicality.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am

Case Studies in Ethnic Conflict: Northern Ireland Politics and International Relations POL322 Semester 1 6 Yes

Case Studies in Ethnic Conflict: Northern Ireland

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Brendan O'Duffy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: POL100

This course aims to analyse the ways in which British and Irish governments have attempted to resolve or regulate the conflict in Ireland and Northern Ireland in the modern era (end of 16th C.). After outlining the historical, religious and political foundations of the conflict, the bulk of the course will focus on the period following partition (1920-21), studying the dynamics of conflict from the Civil Rights era (1960s) until and the negotiation and implementation of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement (1998-).

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm

Catalan Avant Garde Art Languages Linguistics and Film CAT602 Semester 2 6 Yes

Catalan Avant Garde Art

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Elza Adamowicz
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will explore the relations between art, society and politics in Catalunya in the twentieth century. The following topics and artists will be studied : Modernisme and the Quatre Gats ; architecture in Barcelona (Gaudi) ; the international avant-garde in Barcelona ; Visual poetry (Junoy, Salvat-Papasseit) ; Paris ¿ Barcelona ; Joan Miró between Montroig and Paris ; Surrealism (Dali, Planells) ; ADLAN ; Catalan artists and the Spanish Civil War ; Antoni Tàpies and ¿pintura materica¿.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Catalan Cinema Languages Linguistics and Film CAT501 Semester 2 5 Yes

Catalan Cinema

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Consuelo Sanmateu-Martinez
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module focuses on a number of key Catalan films from 1975 to the present day. It reflects on the concept of 'national' cinema in the context of globalisation; it provides critical tools for discussing and writing about the specificities of Catalan cinema as well as for setting it in a Western context; it studies film adaptations of Catalan and/or non-Catalan literary texts; it examines film (re-) constructions of the historical past; it analyses filmic discourses on identity, illness and trauma; and it looks into the relationship between Catalan cinema and Catalan/Spanish/European history and society. No previous knowledge of Catalan is required, as all the films studied are available in English or with English subtitles.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Catalan Culture: History, Language, Art Languages Linguistics and Film CAT101 Semester 2 4 Yes

Catalan Culture: History, Language, Art

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jordi Larios
Overlap: Students are no
Prerequisite: None

This module offers a general introduction to modern Catalan culture (nineteenth and twentieth century). Topics covered include: nationalism; the politics of language; the city of Barcelona and the architecture of Antoni Gaudí; the avant-garde art of Joan Miró and Salvador Dalí; popular and traditional culture. The module also aims to help students identify the strengths and weaknesses of their writing skills and improve the quality of their essay writing. Please note that there is no language requirement for this module, and therefore it is suitable for students with no knowledge of Catalan or Spanish.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Catalan II Intensive Languages Linguistics and Film CAT512 Full year 5 Yes

Catalan II Intensive

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Ester Pou
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "CAT103 CAT104"

This module is aimed at students who already have a basic knowledge of Catalan. Its focus is on developing oral fluency, improving aural and reading comprehension skills, learning new structures and vocabulary, and writing skills.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 50.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Office
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 11 am -12 pm

Catchment Hydrogology: Managing Water Resources Geography GEG7304 Semester 2 7 No

Catchment Hydrogology: Managing Water Resources

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gemma Harvey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will cover four broad themes, which are each explored from the perspectives of estimation, risk assessment and the legislative framework: (1) Implications of global changes in climate and land use for catchment hydrology (2) The catchment water balance: measurement and estimation of precipitation, evapotranspiration and river flow. (3) Flood estimation, flood risk management and the EU Floods Directive (4) Managing low flows and groundwater resources

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1: Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2: Monday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5: Wednesday 10 am -12 pm

Catholics and Politics in England c1558-1603 History HST5212 Semester 2 5 Yes

Catholics and Politics in England c1558-1603

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Cerianne Law
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will deal with some of the principal historical debates concerning Catholicism in England after the Reformation. It aims to use contemporary printed and (transcribed) manuscript material to throw light on the way the "Catholic Community" worked in the late Tudor and early Stuart periods. In particular it will ask what the connection was between residual English Catholic belief and practice and the phenomenon of anti-popery which has bulked large in modern explanations of royal foreign policy towards mainland Europe and in resistance to (in particular the Stuart) monarchy, notably in the period leading up to the outbreak of the Civil War.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS118 Semester 1 5 Yes

Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Angelika Stollewerk
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SBS019 or SBS008

This module is designed to provide you with detailed up-to-date knowledge of cell biological techniques, the structural organisation, development and differentiation of eukaryotic cells as well as key processes in development that are based on cell-cell interactions and cell movements. In the practicals you will learn standard cell biological techniques in histology and immunohistochemistry and you will be familiarised with the preparation of cell material from living organisms. The module provides an invaluable foundation for genetics, biochemistry, molecular, neurobiological, physiological and biomedical programmes.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am -10 am
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am -12 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm

Cell Biology and Physiology Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC173 Full year 4 Yes

Cell Biology and Physiology

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Rachel O'Callaghan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an introduction to cell biology and physiology. At the cellular level it covers pro- and eukaryotic cell structure, the structure and function of the cell membrane, the organelles, the nucleus and the cytoskeleton. Interactions between cell components, the cell cycle and cell differentiation from stem cells to specialised cells are all examined in detail. At the physiology level the structure and function of major systems including the nervous, digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems are surveyed in a variety of different taxa and physiological functioning including homeostasis, temperature regulation, gas exchange, digestion and the endocrine systems are all reviewed.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 10: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5, 10: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Cell Biology and Physiology (Sem A) Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC173A Semester 1 4 Yes

Cell Biology and Physiology (Sem A)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rachel O'Callaghan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an introduction to cell biology. It covers pro- and eukaryotic cell structure, the structure and function of the cell membrane, the organelles, the nucleus and the cytoskeleton. Interactions between cell components, the cell cycle and cell differentiation from stem cells to specialised cells are all examined in detail.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 10: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Cell Biology and Physiology (Sem B) Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC173B Semester 2 4 Yes

Cell Biology and Physiology (Sem B)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rachel O'Callaghan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SBC173

This module provides an introduction to physiology. The structure and function of major systems including the nervous, digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems are surveyed in a variety of different taxa and physiological functioning including homeostasis, temperature regulation, gas exchange, digestion and the endocrine systems are all reviewed.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 4

Cellular Pathology and Blood Science Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC602 Semester 2 6 No

Cellular Pathology and Blood Science

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ronald Cutler
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SBC101

This module is only available to those students who enter under the B990 programme. Prerequisites: Tissue Biology (SBC101). This module provides an overview of basic pathological mechanisms including cell injury, wound healing, inflammation and cell adaptations. The process of neoplasia and the characteristics of major solid tumours will be covered including a review of the mechanisms of tumour spread. The Haematology component will cover basic haematopoiesis, anaemia, haemaglobinophathies, thalassaemia, myelodysplasia, haematological malignancies, haemostasis and bleeding and thrombotic disorders of haemostasis. An overview of the history and basis of blood transfusion and its complications will also be provided.The practical sessions will build on the earlier Microanatomy, Histology and Cytology Module in providing exposure to the histological and cytological interpretation of disease.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 10: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 10: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Ceramics Engineering and Materials Science MAT522 Semester 1 6 Yes

Ceramics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Mike Reece
Overlap: MTRM068
Prerequisite: None

Review to physical and structural origin of the mechanical, electrical and optical properties of ceramics. Relate this knowledge to their applications and commercial importance. Review the processing and characterisation of ceramics. (Particular reference will be made to the following structural ceramics: alumina; silicon nitride; zirconia; and silicon carbide.) Review of functional ceramics: varistors; ferroelectrics; piezoelectrics; pyroelectrics; optoelectronics; and ferrites. Throughout the module the students will develop their knowledge so that they can relate structure, properties and applications.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Ceramics Engineering and Materials Science MTRM068 Semester 1 7 No

Ceramics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Mike Reece
Overlap: MAT522
Prerequisite: None

Review to physical and structural origin of the mechanical, electrical and optical properties of ceramics. Relate this knowledge to their applications and commercial importance. Review the processing and characterisation of ceramics. (Particular reference will be made to the following structural ceramics: alumina; silicon nitride; zirconia; and silicon carbide.) Review of functional ceramics: varistors; ferroelectrics; piezoelectrics; pyroelectrics; optoelectronics; and ferrites. Throughout the module the students will develop their knowledge so that they can relate structure, properties and applications.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Cervantes and the Nature of Fiction Languages Linguistics and Film HSP303 Semester 1 6 Yes

Cervantes and the Nature of Fiction

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Trevor Dadson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: HSP141 or SML002; HSP233 or equivalent

One of the world's greatest writers of prose fiction, Miguel de Cervantes almost single-handedly created a new literary genre in the early seventeenth century. The module begins by looking at those works which have as their central concern the role of the individual in society, and then proceeds to examine one of Cervantes's recurring themes, the nature of fiction itself. The module consists of a series of seminars and discussion sessions built around (some of) the following texts: the short stories: El celoso extremeño, El licenciado Vidriera, Las dos doncellas, El casamiento engañoso, El coloquio de los perros; the plays: El retablo de las maravillas and El viejo celoso; the novel Don Quijote de la Mancha (Parts I and II).

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Challenging Europe's Political and Social Order: the 1848 Revolution History HST5306 Semester 2 5 Yes

Challenging Europe's Political and Social Order: the 1848 Revolution

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Roberta Suzzi Valli
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The 1848 revolutions represented a truly pan-European phenomenon, one which gave rise to several republican experiments, to an unprecedented development of the public sphere and to the politicisation of new sectors of Europe's society.

The module will analyse the causes of the revolutionary wave in Europe and discuss both the commonalities and the regional or national peculiarities of these events. Attention will be devoted to specific case-studies in France, the Habsburg Empire, the Italian and German states. The module will also account for the influence of the European revolutions over British politics, and look at the consequences that the emigration of the revolutionary elites after 1848 had on the development of democratic and socialist ideas. Finally, it will discuss the historiography of the Revolution and the impact that this trans-national event had on European society, politics and political thought in the following decades.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16; Semester 3: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16; Semester 3: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16; Semester 3: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm

Chaos and Fractals Mathematical Sciences MTH6107 Semester 1 6 Yes

Chaos and Fractals

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Oliver Jenkinson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH4101 MTH4103

The main aims are twofold: to illustrate (rigorously) how simple deterministic dynamical systems are capable of extremely complicated or chaotic behaviour; to make contact with real systems by considering a number of physically motivated examples and defining some of the tools employed to study chaotic systems in practice. Discrete and continuous dynamical systems, repellers and attractors, Cantor sets, symbolic dynamics, topological conjugacy for maps, definition of chaos. Fractals, iterated function systems, Julia sets.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am -11 am

Chaucer English and Drama ESH250 Full year 5 No

Chaucer

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Tamara Atkin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will introduce students to some of the foundational works of English literature, in examining the writings of Geoffrey Chaucer. It will cover a broad range of his work, including the majority of The Canterbury Tales, the dream visions, and his translations from canonical medieval French texts such as the Romance of the Rose. The first semester will deal with The Canterbury Tales in detail, covering ten different tales from a variety of genres. The lectures will offer a variety of ways of approaching the Tales, while the seminars will focus on both textual analysis, and the linguistic skills necessary for the reading of Middle English. The Tales will be used as a means of access to the themes of narrative genre, didacticism and parody, and social hierarchies and heterogeneity, with a focus upon contemporary English society and history. The second semester will broaden the scope of enquiry, looking beyond the Tales to Chaucer's lesser-known works, and placing them firmly in the context of western European medieval and classical literature. It will thus build on the foundations of the first semester, properly situating Chaucer as an author working within a vast literary inheritance and tradition.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm

Chaucer English and Drama ESH250A Semester 1 5 Yes

Chaucer

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tamara Atkin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will introduce students to some of the foundational works of English literature, in examining the writings of Geoffrey Chaucer. It will cover a broad range of his work, including the majority of The Canterbury Tales, the dream visions, and his translations from canonical medieval French texts such as the Romance of the Rose. The first semester will deal with The Canterbury Tales in detail, covering ten different tales from a variety of genres. The lectures will offer a variety of ways of approaching the Tales, while the seminars will focus on both textual analysis, and the linguistic skills necessary for the reading of Middle English. The Tales will be used as a means of access to the themes of narrative genre, didacticism and parody, and social hierarchies and heterogeneity, with a focus upon contemporary English society and history. The second semester will broaden the scope of enquiry, looking beyond the Tales to Chaucer's lesser-known works, and placing them firmly in the context of western European medieval and classical literature. It will thus build on the foundations of the first semester, properly situating Chaucer as an author working within a vast literary inheritance and tradition.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm

Chemical and Biological Sensors Engineering and Materials Science MAT707 Semester 2 7 Yes

Chemical and Biological Sensors

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Steffi Krause
Overlap: MTRM069
Prerequisite: None

An understanding and appreciation of the principles and applications of chemical and biological sensors is introduced. The basic sensor technology is presented, and this is then augmented by considerations of practical applications and the interfaces in biological systems. The problems of sensing in a biological environment will be highlighted together with examples of the current state of the art and prospects for future development.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm

Chemical and Biological Sensors Engineering and Materials Science MTRM069 Semester 2 7 No

Chemical and Biological Sensors

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Steffi Krause
Overlap: MAT707
Prerequisite: None

An understanding and appreciation of the principles and applications of chemical and biological sensors is introduced. The basic sensor technology is presented, and this is then augmented by considerations of practical applications and the interfaces in biological systems. The problems of sensing in a biological environment will be highlighted together with examples of the current state of the art and prospects for future development.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7

Chemical Research Project Biological and Chemical Sciences CHRM006 Full year 7 No

Chemical Research Project

Credits: 150.0
Contact: Prof Geoff Hawkes
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 40.0% Dissertation, 60.0% Practical
Level: 7

Chemical Research Project Biological and Chemical Sciences CHRM006 Full year 7 No

Chemical Research Project

Credits: 150.0
Contact: Prof Geoff Hawkes
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 40.0% Dissertation, 60.0% Practical
Level: 7

Chemistry for Materials Engineering and Materials Science MAT5002 Semester 1 5 Yes

Chemistry for Materials

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Russell Binions
Overlap: MAT309
Prerequisite: None

The role of chemical kinetics and thermodynamics in materials science. The module will begin wilth derivation and description of some fundamental kinematics and thermodynamic phenomena such as Gibbs free energy, rate equations, equilibria etc. The effect of variables such as temperature and pressure will be examined. The module will go and to demonstrate with examples how these can be applied to solve problems for gas, solution, and solid phase scenarios with a particular emphasis on polymer synthesis.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Chemistry MSci Research Project Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE750 Full year 7 No

Chemistry MSci Research Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Peter Wyatt
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SBC605

The students work independently on research topics set by their project supervisors. Original experimental or theoretical work is the principal component of advanced projects. The work also involves critical evaluation of previously published results. A dissertation is prepared and defended in an oral examination; students also present their work in the form of a poster and as a short oral presentation.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 30.0% Practical, 50.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Monday 2 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm

Chemistry Project Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE900 Full year 6 No

Chemistry Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Ali Zarbakhsh
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "Only students with an average of 60% or above (based on first year and second year results with a

Prerequisites: Students with an average of 60% or above (combination of first year and second year results) are eligible to register for this module. Overall the module is expected to involve students for approximately 18h/week, for 12 weeks, spent on laboratory and library work, plus additional time spent on data analysis and on writing the dissertation.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical, 65.0% Dissertation
Level: 6

Christians and Jews in Europe: Perceptions and Encounters 1100-1600 History HST7403 Semester 2 7 No

Christians and Jews in Europe: Perceptions and Encounters 1100-1600

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Merle Rubin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm

Chromosomes and Gene Functions Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC210 Semester 1 4 No

Chromosomes and Gene Functions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Brendan Curran
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is only available to students who enter under the B990 programme. Pre-req - A-level Biology or equivalent. This module aims to provide Biomedical Sciences students with a basic understanding of genetic inheritance, chromosome structure and function, how the flow of biological information from DNA to RNA to protein gives rise to the recognisable, inherited attributes of living organisms and how genetic mutations affect these processes. It uses seminal experiments to introduce the students to basic classical and molecular genetics, and then expands on these themes to include genetic engineering and genomic approaches to these phenomena. By the end of the module the students should appreciate the power and limitations of genetics, understand how inherited information manifests as phenotypes, and be able to discuss the principles that underlie patterns of inheritance.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 10: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 10: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Cine-museology: Theorising Cinema and the Museum Languages Linguistics and Film FLM610 Semester 2 6 No

Cine-museology: Theorising Cinema and the Museum

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jennifer Chamarette
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module explores the relationships of cinema (as an institution, as a space, and as a concept) to the institutional, spatial and conceptual contexts of the museum. The museum has in recent years become a respository for film as a museum object in its own right; however, film has haunted the corridors of museums since its earliest invention. In this module, we explore the connections and disconnections between cinematic and museal spaces, using theoretical concepts of immersion, spatial dynamics, the archive, exhibition and curatorial theory to make sense of the plurality of film and the moving image in museums, and indeed the 'museum' in the moving image. Making use of London as an ideal base for interrogating some of these encounters between cinema, the moving image, and museums, the module will also explore the interventions of film across other disciplines, including Art History, Museology, Anthropology and the Digital Humanities. We will explore both actual and virtual museums, through a range of film material from Europe, North America, the Middle East, drawing upon concepts such as 'film as a virtual museum', 'cinematic exhibition practices', 'film as museology', and 'the ethics of ethnographic film'.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm

Cities, Space and Power Geography GEG7123 Semester 1 7 No

Cities, Space and Power

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Miles Ogborn
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module examines the relationships between space and power in different cities in the past and the present. Focusing on debates about the emergence and contestation of urban public space, the module uses a range of materials ¿ poetry, novels, art, film, newspaper stories and fieldwork ¿ to explore how the city¿s geographies have been shaped and reshaped by relationships of power. The course uses London, past and present, as a key example, and develops comparative perspectives through other city examples, such as Los Angeles and colonial and post-colonial Calcutta/Kolkata.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Cities of Empire History HST5349 Semester 2 5 No

Cities of Empire

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tristram Hunt
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Colonial cities were one of the most enduring legacies of the British Empire. From Cape Town to Hong Kong, Melbourne to Mumbai, the footprint of British imperialism is evident in some of the most powerful cities of the modern world. Drawing upon both colonial and city histories, this course traces the development of the British Empire through the urban form - its trading routes, military conquests, religious impulses, and cultural ambitions. The landscaping and architecture of the colonial city provides a novel insight into the colonial past and, with it, the intermeshing of global cultures. This course explores both ideologies of imperialism and their physical development through the fabric of the colonial city.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am -11 am

Climate Change Law and Policy Law QLLM096 Full year 7 No

Climate Change Law and Policy

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Mr Emmanuel Osuteye
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module complements the existing environmental law modules. It offers a more focused module on one of the most pivotal environmental issues of our time. It seeks to provide a broad analytical view of the problem of climate change law and policy in its broader context, and also in a number of selected country studies.

The module will first examine a number of background topics as well as the main international legal instruments that constitute international climate law and policy. This will include an examination of the underlying principles of climate change law and policy, an introduction to the UN Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol, a focus on specific legal issues arising the context of the UN regime such as liability as well as an analysis of more specific problems such as regional approaches and relations between climate change law and other areas of law such as trade law.

The module will then move on to examine a number of specific problems arising in the context of the law and policy response to climate change both concerning mitigation and adaptation. Specific problems examine will include human rights implications, agriculture and climate change, land-use, forests and biodiversity and climate change, energy and
transport.

The module aims to provide a comprehensive survey of the developments of law and policy in relation to climate change. The module will critically examine interlinkages between normative and substantive developments in a number of law and policy fields relating to climate change including trade, investment, liability and redress, adaptation and development. It will primarily adopt an international perspective but will also draw on regional and country case studies. The latter will provide the basis for comparing the ongoing development of climate change law and policy in countries of the North and South.

Students on completing the module will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of and familiarity with the most salient issues within climate related law and policies. They will be able to show familiarity with key legal and policy developments cross such a broad range: energy sector, land use sector, liability, human rights, adaptation and finance mechanisms. This will give any student an advantage in gaining employment as employees within law firms, governments, businesses and non-state actors seek climate literate candidates to fill this new section of the job market.

Prerequisites: None
Applicable Groupings: N, Q

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

Clinical Measurements Engineering and Materials Science DEN406 Semester 2 7 Yes

Clinical Measurements

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hazel Screen
Overlap: DENM024
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to provide an understanding of biopotentials and other biological signals, and identify mechanisms by which they can be measured. It also aims to provide a detailed understanding of the fundamental principals associated with transducers, and comprehensive review of the most widely used techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of disease states

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm

Clinical Measurements Engineering and Materials Science DENM024 Semester 2 7 No

Clinical Measurements

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hazel Screen
Overlap: MAT406
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to provide an understanding of biopotentials and other biological signals, and identify mechanisms by which they can be measured. It also aims to provide a detailed understanding of the fundamental principals associated with transducers, and comprehensive review of the most widely used techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of disease states

Assessment: 30.0% Practical, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm

Clinical Microbiology Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC205 Semester 2 5 No

Clinical Microbiology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ronald Cutler
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SBC211

This module is only available to students who enter under the B990 programme. Prerequisites: The Microbial World and Humans (SBC211). In this module you will acquire a basic understanding of modern medical microbiology. You will study the processes by which microorganisms cause human disease, how the pathogens can be identified, and what steps can be taken for the prevention and treatment of infections. There will be a particular emphasis on the development of observational, practical and analytical skills through laboratory work and demonstrations. Your topics will include: pathogens and their interaction with the human host, covering bacteria, protists and viruses and including mechanisms of infection, mechanisms of defense, antibiotic action and antibiotic resistance, the transmission of disease, including public health microbiology, the prevention of infection in hospitals and in the community, and a review of newly emerging diseases. You will be provided with a catalogue of microbial diseases, including infections of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts, the nervous system and wounds.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11: Thursday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10: Thursday 10 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Thursday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5, 12: Thursday 10 am - 1 pm

Clinical Problems in Biomedical Engineering and Materials Engineering and Materials Science MAT4003 Semester 1 4 Yes

Clinical Problems in Biomedical Engineering and Materials

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Martin Knight
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module is to provide a platform for the students in various disciplines of Medical Engineering, Medical Materials and Dental Materials to give them an insight to the range of disciplines at a fundamental level. These topics include understanding the range of clinical problems and the anatomy/structure and physiology/function of biological systems . The students will be expected to carry out group presentations assessed by SEMS academic staff, a PBL exercise and In-class short tests.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 8, 9, 10: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm

Clinical Solutions in Biomedical Engineering and Materials Engineering and Materials Science MAT4004 Semester 2 4 Yes

Clinical Solutions in Biomedical Engineering and Materials

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Himadri Gupta
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module is to provide a platform for the students in various disciplines of Medical Engineering, Medical Materials and Dental Materials to give them an insight to those disciplines at a fundamental level. The topics covered include the use of materials in the body, the design of implants and their performance, and the analysis of solutions. The students will be expected to carry out group presentations, a PBL exercise and perform in-class short tests.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10, 11: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10, 11, 12: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm

Coding Theory Mathematical Sciences MTH6108 Semester 1 6 Yes

Coding Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ivan Tomasic
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH5112

The theory of error-correcting codes uses concepts from algebra, number theory and probability to ensure accurate transmission of information through noisy communication links. Basic concepts of coding theory. Decoding and encoding. Finite fields and linear codes. Hamming codes. Parity checks. Preliminary algebra on vector spaces and finite fields will be included in the module.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am -10 am

Cognition, Evolution and Behaviour Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC105 Semester 2 4 Yes

Cognition, Evolution and Behaviour

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nathan Emery
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is only available to students who enter under the C1C8 or C800 programme This module builds upon the theme of psychology as a biological science explored in previous modules. It develops this aspect further by specifying the evolutionary and comparative context of contemporary psychology. The module reviews areas such as animal cognition, animal behaviour, evolutionary psychology, developmental processes in the human infant and child, how comparative work may inform developmental psychology, and the extent to which it could be argued that humans are unique in the animal kingdom.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 10: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm

Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC372 Semester 2 6 No

Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Emily Hannon
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will cover advanced cognitive and affective neuropsychology. The module will be divided into two main research areas ¿ cognitive and affective neuropsychology. In the first series of lectures, students will be introduced to the overall field of cognitive neuropsychology, followed by a detailed lecture on the anatomy of the visual system which will lay the groundwork for their understanding of subsequent lectures on disorders of attention (the neglect syndrome) and perception (object recognition) . Further lectures on disorders of memory will also be delivered. The second half of the module will cover cognitive affective neuroscience with lectures being delivered on attentional biases in emotion processing, interpretative biases in processing and a series of lectures on language and emotion. All lectures will cover these research areas within a behavioural and neuropsychological framework.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Cognitive Psychology Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC201 Semester 1 5 Yes

Cognitive Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nilufa Ali
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is only available to students who enter under the C1C8 programme. This module builds upon themes developed in level 4 psychology modules and considers specific cognitive functions and properties of the human mind. The material covered will include traditional cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology (the understanding of normal cognitive processes through unique case studies of human brain damage). Cognitive functions examined will include visual, object and spatial perception, psychophysics, memory processes, complex reasoning, language, face processing and the relationship between emotion and these processes. Experiments and studies from classical and modern cognitive psychology will be provided throughout.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5: Friday 3 pm - 5 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm

Cold Environments Geography GEG6202 Semester 2 6 Yes

Cold Environments

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sven Lukas
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: GEG5206

The module selectively addresses processes active in the glacial and the periglacial environment: glaciogenic (both ice and meltwater) erosion, transport, sedimentation, permafrost and ground ice and their effects on fluvial, aeolian and gravitational processes. For each of these processes the resulting landforms, both in active and in fossil form, will be treated, together with features resulting from converging processes. Examples are drawn from the Arctic, the Antarctic and high mountain ranges, while examples of fossil features are mainly drawn from western Europe.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Colloidal Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE463 Semester 1 7 No

Colloidal Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ali Zarbakhsh
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE135

Prerequisites: Molecules and Ions at Interfaces (SBC702). For F152 students only. This module will cover various advanced concepts of colloidal systems and their application. An overview of the concepts involved such as surface tension and surfactants, monolayers such as lipids will be given. We shall investigate the application of colloids and their structures and characterisation. Techniques such as light scattering, small angle X-ray and neutron scattering as well as rheology of these systems will be covered. Various examples of in pharmaceuticals and natural products design will be discussed.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Colloidal Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHEM463 Semester 1 7 No

Colloidal Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ali Zarbakhsh
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Prerequisites: Molecules and Ions at Interfaces (SBC702). For F152 students only. This module will cover various advanced concepts of colloidal system and their application. An overview of the concepts involved such as surface tension and surfactants, monolayers such as lipids will be given. We shall investigate the application of colloids and their structures and characterisation. Techniques such as light scattering, small angle X-ray and neutron scattering as well as rheology of these systems will be covered. Various examples of in pharmaceuticals and natural products design will be discussed.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7

Colonialism and Culture in Latin America Languages Linguistics and Film HSP620 Semester 1 5 Yes

Colonialism and Culture in Latin America

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patricia D'Allemand
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: HSP141 or SML002; reading knowledge of Spanish

This module examines the cultural development of Latin America from the early colonial period to the 1960s in the light of a history of colonialism and social and ethnic conflict. It focuses on the ways in which such issues have been addressed in works ranging from European accounts of the encounter between conquerors and conquered, to approaches in recent Cuban film. The module will establish links between views which emerge from these works and the present make-up of the societies of the region

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Combinatorics Mathematical Sciences MTH6109 Semester 1 6 Yes

Combinatorics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Robin Whitty
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH5112

Combinatorics involves reasoning about 'discrete' structures, particularly finite sets of objects where there are links or relationships among the objects. The module is largely concerned with concepts and theory, but this is a subject that has many practical applications. Counting, recurrence relations, permutations. Steiner triple systems: construction and properties. Ramsey's theorem and applications. Transversal theory.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am -12 pm

Combustion in Automotive Engines Engineering and Materials Science DEN326 Semester 2 6 Yes

Combustion in Automotive Engines

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
Overlap: DEN326,DENM021
Prerequisite: DEN101 DEN208 and DEN313

This module introduce fundamentals of combustions in automotive engine. Topics included in the module cover the principles of operation of spark and compression ignition engines, energy and fuels, fuel properties for use in engines, combustion and flame development in CI and Si engines, gaseous and particle emission, and regulations.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

Commercial and Consumer Law Law LAW6028 Full year 6 No

Commercial and Consumer Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mrs Dabrowka Grodz
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will cover:

Sale of goods: Nature of a sale of goods contract; Terms implied into the contract of sale by the Sale of Goods Act;
Passing of property and risk in goods; Liability of a seller without the right to sell; Delivery obligations; Remedies of the buyer; Remedies of the seller.

Consumer Credit: Classification of credit agreements under the Consumer Credit Act; Formalities for making regulated agreements; Liability of the creditor/credit broker /supplier to the debtor; Liability of the debtor to the creditor; Termination of regulated agreements; Judicial control of regulated agreements.

Agency: Definition of agency; The agent's authority to bind his principal; The agent's rights and duties; Contractual relationships between the principal, agent, and third party; Termination of the agency.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 9 am - 11 am

Commercial and Investment Banking Economics and Finance ECOM049 Semester 1 7 No

Commercial and Investment Banking

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr George Makedonis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

In this module students will study the role of money in the macroeconomy, the behaviour of interest rates, banks and other intermediaries, the regulation of both money markets and the banking system and the operations of central banks. The focus is on the practical aspects of money and banking as experienced by practitioners in financial institutions.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Commercial and Investment Banking Economics and Finance ECCL015 Semester 1 7 No

Commercial and Investment Banking

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr George Makedonis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

In this module students will study the role of money in the macroeconomy, the behaviour of interest rates, banks and other intermediaries, the regulation of both money markets and the banking system and the operations of central banks. The focus is on the practical aspects of money and banking as experienced by practitioners in financial institutions.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 6 pm - 8 pm

Communicating and Teaching Mathematics: the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme Mathematical Sciences MTH6110 Semester 2 6 No

Communicating and Teaching Mathematics: the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rosemary Harris
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module allows undergraduates to gain valuable transferable skills whilst exploring the teaching profession first hand by working with a teacher in a local school. The key skills gained include communication and presentation of mathematics, team-working, active listening, time management and prioritisation. The module will be supported by regular classes and assessed by a combination of written reports and an oral presentation. Registration for this module requires validation; places will be limited and interviews to assess suitability will be held during Semester A.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm

Communication in Science and Technology Science and Engineering Foundation Programme SEF030 Semester 1 3 No

Communication in Science and Technology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Alan Hart
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module addresses communication skills for scientists and engineers, and also seeks to reinforce other generic skills of a more technical nature. Topics covered include study skills, academic writing, data presentation and analysis, information retrieval, and oral communication skills. SEFP students who are non-native English speakers and who do not have at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent must register for SEF009 in Semester 1, and then take this module in Semester 2.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Communication in Science and Technology Science and Engineering Foundation Programme SEF030 Semester 2 3 No

Communication in Science and Technology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Alan Hart
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module addresses communication skills for scientists and engineers, and also seeks to reinforce other generic skills of a more technical nature. Topics covered include study skills, academic writing, data presentation and analysis, information retrieval, and oral communication skills. SEFP students who are non-native English speakers and who do not have at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent must register for SEF009 in Semester 1, and then take this module in Semester 2.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Communication in Science and Technology Science and Engineering Foundation Programme SEJ030 Semester 3 3 No

Communication in Science and Technology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Alan Hart
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module addresses communication skills for scientists and engineers, and also seeks to reinforce other generic skills of a more technical nature. Topics covered include study skills, academic writing, data presentation and analysis, information retrieval, and oral communication skills. SEFP students who are non-native English speakers and who do not have at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent must register for SEJ009 in the first semester, before taking this module in the second semester.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3

Communications and Networks Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS403U Semester 2 4 Yes

Communications and Networks

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gareth Tyson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This compulsory module covers the basic concepts in communications and networks. It introduces the concept of a communications system and then focusses on specific elements. It covers circuit and switched versus packet switched networks, and the ISO/OSI 7 layer model. Also covered are certain critical network protocols, e.g. TCP/IP and CSMA/CD, key Internet concepts, converged networks, and mobile networks.

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Communication Systems Electronics Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS606U Semester 1 6 No

Communication Systems Electronics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Akram Alomainy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module covers: RF SPECTRUM: Revision of basic RF spectrum. Radio transmission bands. Regulatory considerations.
MODULATION & DEMODULATION: AM & FM modulation principles; basic modulation & demodulation circuits. Digital modulation principles; basic digital modulation & demodulation circuits.
BEHAVIOUR OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AT RF: Behaviour of R, L and C at RF; use of reactance plots and reactance charts. Transistor equivalent circuits for RF applications.
COUPLING NETWORKS & FILTERS: The design of RF coupling networks; design of basic Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass and Band Stop filters.
AMPLIFIERS: Revision of basic amplifier circuits. Multi-stage small-signal linear amplifiers. Class B & C amplifiers; switching amplifiers. R.F. & wideband amplifiers. Noise in amplifiers. Principles of feedback & feedforward. Frequency response.
MIXERS & OSCILLATORS: Mixer and oscillator theory; basic mixer and oscillator circuits. L.C. tanks, quartz crystals and ceramic resonators. Phase Locked Loops & Frequency Synthesizers.

Assessment: 25.0% Practical, 75.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 25.0% Practical, 75.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm

Communication Theory Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS701D Semester 1 7 No

Communication Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maged Elkashlan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces the basic principles of modern communication systems. The primary objective is to provide fundamental tools and methodologies used in modelling, analyzing and simulating analog and digital communication systems. The following will be covered: Signal representation and spectral analysis, probability theory and random processes, detection and estimation of analog and digital systems in the presence of noise. Simulations are performed using Matlab.

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7

Communication Theory Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS701P Semester 1 7 No

Communication Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maged Elkashlan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces the basic principles of modern communication systems. The primary objective is to provide fundamental tools and methodologies used in modelling, analyzing and simulating analog and digital communication systems. The following will be covered: Signal representation and spectral analysis, probability theory and random processes, detection and estimation of analog and digital systems in the presence of noise. Simulations are performed using Matlab.

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm

Communication Theory Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS701U Semester 1 7 No

Communication Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maged Elkashlan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces the basic principles of modern communication systems. The primary objective is to provide fundamental tools and methodologies used in modelling, analyzing and simulating analog and digital communication systems. The following will be covered: Signal representation and spectral analysis, probability theory and random processes, detection and estimation of analog and digital systems in the presence of noise. Simulations are performed using Matlab.

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm

Community Organising in Practice Geography GEG7401 Full year 7 No

Community Organising in Practice

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Jane Wills
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will provide students with information and practical experience about the context in which community organising is practised today. The module includes seminars to explore the work of Saul Alinsky, the nature of contemporary citizenship, popular (dis)engagement with democracy, the structures of local politics and urban governance in the UK, urban regeneration, the nature of civil society, the traditions of the Abrahamic faith communities, the education system and the labour movement. These seminars will run alongside student placements as community organisers, working with Citizens UK. Students will work for approximately 10 hours a week (200 hours in total between November and March) with one of the organisations affiliated to Citizens UK. Students will be supported by a practice supervisor from Citizens UK and will attend seminars to explore the issues of leadership, building public relationships, collective action, evaluation and campaigning.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Practical
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 5 pm - 8 pm

Company Law Law LAW6036 Full year 6 No

Company Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Barnali Choudhury
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The principles of modern Company Law including the formation of companies, the corporate constitution, the protection of persons dealing with a company, corporate financing, management, the duties of directors, corporate governance, the protection of minority shareholders and insolvency.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 9, 11: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 9, 11: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

Company Law Law QLLM011 Full year 7 No

Company Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Prof Alan Dignam
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Meaning of Corporate Personality and distinction between incorporated and unincorporated associations. The quasi-corporation. The nature, types and functions of companies. Historical development of the modern business company. The consequences of incorporation and its practical advantages and disadvantages. The corporate entity principle and exceptions to it. The ultra vires doctrine and the concept of capital. The company's organs and agents and the liability of the company for their acts. Formation and flotation of companies. The nature and classification of company securities. Shares and debentures. Publicity. Meetings and resolutions. Powers of the general meeting. Minority protection. The duties of directors and of the controlling majority and the enforcement of these duties. Reconstructions and amalgamations. Liquidation (in outline only).

Prerequisites: None
Applicable Groupings: B, J

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm

Company Valuation Business and Management BUS331 Semester 2 6 Yes

Company Valuation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Yaz Muradoglu
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module identifies and explores challenges and issues facing global managers and corporate consultants as they operate in a global world requiring them to know what an asset is worth and what determines its value where ever the asset is around the world. The postulate for sound investing is that a manager does not pay more for an asset than it is worth. In a global world and under competition managers assessments of value must be backed up by reality which implies that the price we pay should relate to realistic estimates of cash flows and uncertainties faced by global managers. Accordingly the module is arranged around: Estimating Discount Rates, Cash Flows and Growth Rates for Valuation purposes, Differences between firm and equity valuation, Real options corporate managers can come across and their valuation, Valuing companies in distress, Relative valuation , Biases in Valuation their manifestation and reduction, Imprecision and uncertainty in valuation, Payoffs to more versus less detail in valuation and cost of complexity, Principle of parsimony and different approaches to valuation

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am

Comparative Employment Relations Business and Management BUSM016 Semester 1 7 No

Comparative Employment Relations

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Geraldine Healy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will concentrate on the following key features: theoretical and conceptual approaches to the study of employment relations; the value and difficulties of a comparative approach; the role of the key actors in employment relations; power, conflict and bargaining; convergence and divergence - a consideration of the debates; the complexity of the trade union role from a comparative perspective; a consideration of international solidarity; impact of globalization and transnational companies on national and cross-national management employment strategies; employee involvement and industrial democracy; social partnership and participation; standards in international employment relations; regulation and voluntarism; examining comparative employment relations through a gender, equality and diversity lens; reappraising comparative employment relations.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm

Comparative European Law (A): European Legal Systems Law LAW6017A Semester 1 6 Yes

Comparative European Law (A): European Legal Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Margaretha Horspool
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will cover:

Comparative law; Historical development of European law, focusing on French, German and common law legal families; Judicial systems; Constitutions; Private law; Human rights.

Assessment: 12.5% Practical, 87.5% Coursework
Associate Assessment: 12.5% Practical, 87.5% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Comparative Immigration and Nationality Law Law QLLM014 Full year 7 No

Comparative Immigration and Nationality Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr Prakash Shah
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to provide a comparative, cross-jurisdictional context in which approaches to immigration, asylum and nationality law and policy can be analysed. It relates developments in migration law to wider socio-political developments including decolonisation, nationalism, economic demands; immigration and nationality in premodernity and modernity; paradigms of nationality law; race and ethnicity in immigration laws; marriage and families in immigration law; gender and sexuality in migration laws; international and comparative refugee law; human rights in immigration law; immigration law as an aspect of Europeanisation; how states create and deal with irregular migration.

Prerequisites: None
Applicable Groupings: H, K, O

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm

Comparative Law: Asian and African Legal Systems Law LAW6050 Full year 6 Yes

Comparative Law: Asian and African Legal Systems

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Prakash Shah
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will cover:

This module provides an introduction to the basic nature of African and Asian legal systems in their pre-modern, modern and post-modern settings, and places the subject within the wider debate about the future of non-Western laws in light of globalisation. The focus is on the larger groupings of legal systems under the rubric of African, Hindu, Chinese, Islamic laws. The systems are studied in relation to concepts internal to them and in relation to concepts of Western jurisprudence. There is also a focus on selected state-based or jurisdictional legal systems of African and Asia, coverage of which varies from year to year.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 9 am - 11 am

Comparative Literature Research Project Languages Linguistics and Film SML303 Full year 6 Yes

Comparative Literature Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Olga Makarova
Overlap: Students are no
Prerequisite: At least a 2:1 average level of attainment up to final year

Entry to this module will not be automatic. All students wishing to take this module must see the module organiser before registration and must present a written recommendation from their adviser regarding their suitability. It is designed to enable suitably qualified final-year students to pursue a sustained piece of individual or group research on an agreed topic which may not necessarily be covered in the taught modules. Introductory group sessions on research methods will be followed by individual supervision. You will give presentations of your research in the second semester, and should note that failure to provide evidence of satisfactory progress will lead to de-registration.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Dissertation
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Workshop
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Competition Law Law LAW6048 Full year 6 Yes

Competition Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Maher Dabbah
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: law background

The purpose of this module is to teach you the basic provisions of both EC and UK competition law. The module will provide you with a flavour of the economic and market context in which EC and UK competition law is applied. The module will aim to consider important business phenomena in the market such as anticompetitive agreements, abuse of market dominance and mergers between firms. It is hoped that by the end of the module you will gain a good understanding of the competition rules of the EC and the UK in order to help you identify situations in which such phenomena may arise. The module is taught on the basis of on one-and-a-halfhour lecture each week and one-and-a-half-hour tutorials held biweekly. In addition, the module includes several case studies based on real cases. You will be asked to prepare the case studies beforehand and be ready to discuss them in the class. The case studies will give you a taste of what competition law in practice is really like. They will also provide an excellent guidance on how to approach competition law problems in the examination room and beyond.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10, 12: Wednesday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10, 12: Wednesday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 9, 11: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 9, 11: Wednesday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Competition Law Law IPLC020 Semester 1 7 No

Competition Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alison Firth
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Tuesday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11: Tuesday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 7, 12: Tuesday 10 am - 1 pm

Competition Law A Law LAW6048A Semester 1 6 Yes

Competition Law A

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Maher Dabbah
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: law background

1. Market definition
2. Article 81 EC
3. Vertical restraints
4. Article 82 EC
5. Competition Act 1998 and Enterprise Act 2002
6. Market investigation references
7. Cartels
8. EC mergers
9. UK mergers
10. Practice, enforcement and procedure
11. Collective dominance

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10, 12: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10, 12: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 9, 11: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 9, 11: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Competition Law and Licensing I and II Law IPLM032 Full year 7 No

Competition Law and Licensing I and II

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Prof Johanna Gibson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is for MSc students in IP following the business stream.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Complex Analysis Mathematical Sciences MTH6111 Semester 2 6 Yes

Complex Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Cho Ho Chu
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH5103 MTH5104

This is a rigorous module in complex analysis. The first part of the module will be concerned with detailed analysis of topics already seen in Complex Variables, such as differentiation, integration, Taylor and Laurent series, conformal mappings and the residue theorem. The second part of the module will introduce more advanced topics, perhaps including Riemann surfaces and elliptic functions.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Complex Analysis Mathematical Sciences MTH6111P Semester 2 6 No

Complex Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Cho Ho Chu
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This is a rigorous module in complex analysis. The first part of the module will be concerned with detailed analysis of topics already seen in Complex Variables, such as differentiation, integration, Taylor and Laurent series, conformal mappings and the residue theorem. The second part of the module will introduce more advanced topics, perhaps including Riemann surfaces and elliptic functions.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Complex Networks Mathematical Sciences MTH6142 Semester 2 6 Yes

Complex Networks

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ginestra Bianconi
Overlap: MTH6105,BUS311
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an introduction to the basic concepts and results of complex network theory. It covers methods for analyzing the structure of a network, and for modeling it. It also discusses applications to real systems, such as the Internet, social networks and the nervous system of the C. elegans.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am -12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am

Complex Networks Mathematical Sciences MTH6142P Semester 2 6 No

Complex Networks

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ginestra Bianconi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an introduction to the basic concepts and results of complex network theory. It covers methods for analyzing the structure of a network, and for modeling it. It also discusses applications to real systems, such as the Internet, social networks and the nervous system of the C. elegans.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am

Complex Systems Mathematical Sciences MTH743P Semester 2 7 No

Complex Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Vito Latora
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Complex systems can be defined as systems involving many coupled units whose collective behaviour is more than the sum of the behaviour of each unit. Examples of such systems include coupled dynamical systems, fluids, transport or biological networks, interacting particle systems, etc. The aim of this module is to introduce students with a number of mathematical tools and models used to study complex systems and to explain the mathematical meaning of key concepts of complexity science, such as self-similarity, emergence, and self-organisation. The exact topics covered will depend on the module organiser¿s expertise with a view to cover practical applications using analytical and numerical tools drawn from other applied modules.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm

Complex Systems Mathematical Sciences MTH743U Semester 2 7 Yes

Complex Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Vito Latora
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Appropriate level-6 mathematical background; consult the module organiser for details

Complex systems can be defined as systems involving many coupled units whose collective behaviour is more than the sum of the behaviour of each unit. Examples of such systems include coupled dynamical systems, fluids, transport or biological networks, interacting particle systems, etc. The aim of this module is to introduce students with a number of mathematical tools and models used to study complex systems and to explain the mathematical meaning of key concepts of complexity science, such as self-similarity, emergence, and self-organisation. The exact topics covered will depend on the module organiser¿s expertise with a view to cover practical applications using analytical and numerical tools drawn from other applied modules.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm

Complex Variables Mathematical Sciences MTH5103 Semester 2 5 Yes

Complex Variables

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Oliver Jenkinson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH4101

The integral and differential properties of functions of a complex variable. Complex differentiation, Cauchy-Riemann equations, harmonic functions. Sequences and series, Taylor and Laurent series, singularities and residues. Complex integration, Cauchy's theorem and consequences, Cauchy's integral formula and related theorems. The residue theorem and applications to evaluation of integrals and summation of series. Conformal transformations.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 2 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm

Composites Engineering and Materials Science MTRM730 Semester 2 7 No

Composites

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: MAT5030
Prerequisite: None

The role of composites in modern engineering. Starting from the manufacture of glass fibres, carbon fibres, aramid fibres, polyethylene fibres and extending to the manufacturing of polymers composites using processes including for example resin transfer moulding, compression moulding and pultrusion. In addition to fibre reinforced polymer composites, the module will also consider particulate filled composite materials and high temperature metal matrix composite materials. The module will cover the theory that is used to predict the stiffness and strength of composite components, with emphasis on exploring the roles of the three different components encountered in a composite materials of fibre (filler), matrix and the interface.
Inspection and testing, non-destructive methods: ultrasonic inspection, magnetic inspection, acoustic emission monitoring.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am - 10 am

Composites for Aerospace Applications Engineering and Materials Science MAT5030 Semester 2 5 Yes

Composites for Aerospace Applications

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Antonius Peijs
Overlap: MTRM730
Prerequisite: None

The role of composites in modern engineering, in particular aerospace applications will be described which will enable the effective selection of a fibre-resin system for a range of applications . The module will include the manufacture of glass, carbon, aramid and polyethylene fibres, extending to the manufacturing of polymer composites using processes including for example resin transfer moulding, compression moulding and pultrusion. The module will also consider particulate filled composite materials and high temperature metal matrix composite materials. The module will cover the theory that is used to predict the stiffness and strength of composite components, with emphasis on exploring the roles of the three different components encountered in a composite materials of fibre (filler), matrix and the interface. A framework for understanding the cost of manufacture to enable the selection of an appropriate manufacturing technology for a part. Comparisons will be made compare to more traditional materials such as metals, in particular in aircraft applications. Failure modes in composites will be described, non-destructive testing methods such as ultrasonics and strategies towards repair of composite structures will be covered.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am - 10 am

Computability Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS631U Semester 2 6 No

Computability

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module concerns the limits of what computers can do. The computing methods we study are the simplest models of computers (automata and Turing machines) and of programming languages: Register machines are prototypes of imperative languages (go-to commands) and recursive functions are the base of languages like LISP and SCHEME. We can say, in a precise sense, that certain functions are not computable even in principle, using interesting kinds of argumentation, the so-called 'diagonal arguments'. A related area is complexity theory: what computers can do efficiently. By contrast, computability is about what can be done at all. In complexity theory, we draw a map of the computable realm; in computability theory, we meet the frontier of that realm, and also start to explore the territory beyond it.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Computational Engineering Engineering and Materials Science DEN401 Semester 1 7 Yes

Computational Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ante Munjiza
Overlap: DENM004
Prerequisite: DEN121 DEN122 DEN223 DEN201

This is an advanced module in computational modelling focusing on computational solids. Both finite element method and boundary element method are covered together with applications to medical, aeronautical and mechanical engineering. Hands on experience in solving engineering problems using commercial packages is an important part of the module.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm

Computational Engineering Engineering and Materials Science DENM004 Semester 1 7 No

Computational Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ante Munjiza
Overlap: DEN401
Prerequisite: DEN4121

This is advanced module in computational modelling focusing on computational solids. Both finite element method and boundary element method are covered together with applications to medical, aero and mechanical engineering. Hands on experience in solving engineering problems using commercial packages is an important part of the module.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am - 12 pm

Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineering and Materials Science DEN403 Semester 2 7 Yes

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sergey Krabasov
Overlap: DENM010
Prerequisite: DEN121 DEN122 DEN240 DEN241 DEN242 DEN331

Following on from an introduction to CFD in DEN331, in this module we deepen our knowledge in various areas. We learn to analyse the properties of discretisations and apply these to simple model equations. We discuss the various aspects of modelling turbulence. In the accompanying laboratory, we learn to generate meshes, solve viscous flow problems on these meshes and perform the relevant analysis of the quality of our simulations.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineering and Materials Science DENM010 Semester 2 7 No

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sergey Krabasov
Overlap: DEN403
Prerequisite: DEM4121 DEN240 DEN241 DEN242 DEN331

Following on from an introduction to CFD in DEN331, in this module we deepen our knowledge in various areas. We learn to analyse the properties of discretisations and apply these to simple model equations. We discuss the various aspects of modelling turbulence. In the accompanying laboratory, we learn to generate meshes, solve viscous flow problems on these meshes and perform the relevant analysis of the quality of our simulations.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Computational Genomics Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS633U Semester 2 6 No

Computational Genomics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fabrizio Smeraldi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Genome sequencing projects have a large role to play in biology and medicine. High throughput experiments are generating large quantities of high-dimensional biological data, and computational methods play a key role in analysing, envisioning and understanding this data. This module provides an introduction to the types of data and some commonly used methods of analysis.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Computational Genomics Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS761D Semester 2 7 No

Computational Genomics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fabrizio Smeraldi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

(1) An introduction to bioinformatics; The current excitement in computational biology.
(2) Biological Data; Information encoded in biological sequences; Data types: sequence, structure, gene-expression; Sources/repositories: Formats/Standards; Inference of function
(3) Molecular sequence analysis; String comparison; distance measures; Dynamic programming algorithm for string comparison; Bio-sequences: insertions/deletions, gap penalties; Scoring schemes; amino acid substitution matrices; Aligning multiple sequences; Profiles and patterns
(4) Searching sequence databases; Strategies for database searching; BLAST/FASTA algorithms; Estimating significance
(5) Protein 3-d structures; Structural classification schemes; Algorithms for structural comparison; Visualisation; Structural prediction

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Computational Genomics Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS761P Semester 2 7 No

Computational Genomics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fabrizio Smeraldi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

(1) An introduction to bioinformatics; The current excitement in computational biology.
(2) Biological Data; Information encoded in biological sequences; Data types: sequence, structure, gene-expression; Sources/repositories: Formats/Standards; Inference of function
(3) Molecular sequence analysis; String comparison; distance measures; Dynamic programming algorithm for string comparison; Bio-sequences: insertions/deletions, gap penalties; Scoring schemes; amino acid substitution matrices; Aligning multiple sequences; Profiles and patterns
(4) Searching sequence databases; Strategies for database searching; BLAST/FASTA algorithms; Estimating significance
(5) Protein 3-d structures; Structural classification schemes; Algorithms for structural comparison; Visualisation; Structural prediction

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Computational Methods in Finance Mathematical Sciences MTH770P Semester 1 7 No

Computational Methods in Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rosemary Harris
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will provide you with the necessary numerical skills and tools to investigate a variety of problems in mathematical finance. It is based on C++, the programming language of choice for many practitioners in the finance industry. You will learn about basic concepts of the C part of C++ such as loops, arrays, functions, and branching statements, and then be introduced to the object-orientated programming part of C++. As an application you will deal with binomial trees in C++ and the pricing of various types of options in this context.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Computational Statistics Mathematical Sciences MTH731U Semester 2 7 Yes

Computational Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Heiko Grossmann
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH6136

This module introduces modern methods of statistical inference for small samples, which use computational methods of analysis, rather than asymptotic theory. Some of these methods such as permutation tests and bootstrapping, are now used regularly in modern business, finance and science.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am -12 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Computational Statistics Mathematical Sciences MTHM731 Semester 2 7 No

Computational Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Heiko Grossmann
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces modern methods of statistical inference for small samples, which use computational methods of analysis, rather than asymptotic theory. Some of these methods such as permutation tests and bootstrapping, are now used regularly in modern business, finance and science.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Computer Aided Engineering for Solids and Fluids Engineering and Materials Science DEN331 Semester 1 6 Yes

Computer Aided Engineering for Solids and Fluids

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ante Munjiza
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN101 DEN121 DEN122 DEN102 DEN240 DEN241 DEN242

This is an introductory module in computational modelling. It covers both computational solids and computational fluids. The most widely used methods such the finite element method are covered. The emphasis is on engineering applications with students being exposed to hands on experience of both solids and fluids commercial packages.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Computer Aided Engineering for Solids and Fluids Engineering and Materials Science DENM331 Semester 1 6 No

Computer Aided Engineering for Solids and Fluids

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ante Munjiza
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN101 DEN121 DEN122 DEN102 DEN240 DEN241 DEN242

This is an introductory module in computational modelling. It covers both computational solids and computational fluids. The most widely used methods such the finite element method are covered. The emphasis is on engineering applications with students being exposed to hands on experience of both solids and fluids commercial packages.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Computer Crime Law CCDM009 Semester 2 7 No

Computer Crime

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Christopher Reed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Computers have made it possible for people to commit old crimes in new ways as well as new crimes such as hacking, the dissemination of computer viruses and other misuses of computers and networks. This module examines how the criminal law has had to adapt to both scenarios as well as the evidentiary and cross-border challenges that these present to law enforcement. The primary focus will be on UK law but the module will address the international response to such issues, as well as such jurisdictions as the US and Canada.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Computer Graphics Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS610U Semester 1 6 Yes

Computer Graphics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pengwei Hao
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is concerned primarily with computer graphics systems and in particular 3D computer graphics. The module will include revision of fundamental raster algorithms such as polygon filling and quickly move onto the specification, modelling and rendering of 3D scenes. In particular the following topics may be covered: viewing in 2D, data structures for the representation of 3D polyhedra, viewing in 3D, visibility and hidden surface algorithms, illumination computations. Some attention will be paid to human perception of colour and interactive 3D such as virtual reality.

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am -12 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Computer Graphics Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS762D Semester 1 7 No

Computer Graphics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pengwei Hao
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This course is concerned primarily with computer graphics systems and in particular 3D computer graphics. The course will include revision of fundamental raster algorithms such as polygon filling and quickly move onto the specification, modeling and rendering of 3D scenes. In particular the following topics may be covered: viewing in 2D,data structures for the representation of 3D polyhedra, viewing in 3D, visibility and hidden surface algorithms, illumination computations. Some attention will be paid to human perception of colour and interactive 3D such as virtual reality.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7

Computer Graphics Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS762P Semester 1 7 No

Computer Graphics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pengwei Hao
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This course is concerned primarily with computer graphics systems and in particular 3D computer graphics. The course will include revision of fundamental raster algorithms such as polygon filling and quickly move onto the specification, modeling and rendering of 3D scenes. In particular the following topics may be covered: viewing in 2D,data structures for the representation of 3D polyhedra, viewing in 3D, visibility and hidden surface algorithms, illumination computations. Some attention will be paid to human perception of colour and interactive 3D such as virtual reality.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Computer Law Law QLLM017 Full year 7 No

Computer Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Mr Noam Shemtov
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module examines the law relating to information and communication technologies (ICTs) products and services. The first half of the module examines the intellectual property rights that form the basis for their legal protection; while the second half examines the contractual mechanisms used to market such products and services, and will involve practitioners experienced in such transactions. As the markets for such products and services are international, the module adopts a comparative approach to the legal issues. While UK Law is taken as the starting point, differences in approach in other jurisdictions are highlighted and contrasted. A particular focus of the module is on the numerous European Community legal developments which affect the ICT sector.

Prerequisites: none
Applicable Groupings: B, E, I, J

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Computer Systems and Networks Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS404U Semester 1 4 Yes

Computer Systems and Networks

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Graham White
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides you with a basic understanding of how a computer works and how programs are executed by the CPU at the machine level. As an introduction to computer architecture and systems software, this module presents the concepts needed to understand typical computers at the level of their ';machine-code'; instruction set. It covers Boolean algebra rules and terminology as well as logic gates. The module also examines the use of bits, bytes and data formats to represent integers, text and programs as well as looking at the conventional von Neumann computer architecture (CPU, registers, memory). Assembly language programming and system software are introduced.

Assessment: 35.0% Coursework, 65.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Concepts and Consequences in Grammatical Theory Languages Linguistics and Film LIN7026 Semester 1 7 No

Concepts and Consequences in Grammatical Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Hagit Borer
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Empirical results in a broad range of languages have now made the understanding of the basic building blocks of syntactic theory fundamental to any advanced work in linguistics, not only in syntax and semantics, but within any area of linguistics. This module will familiarize students with the basic elements of syntactic construction, serving at the same time as an introduction for students with less background, and as a critical overview, for those more advanced. Emphasis will be put on the development of argumentation skills and the ability to undertake independent analysis of linguistic data, as well as on the development of critical thinking in evaluating competing approaches to the same paradigms.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm

Condensed Matter A Physics and Astronomy PHY5228 Semester 2 5 Yes

Condensed Matter A

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Anthony Phillips
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts in modern condensed matter physics. The atomic structures of both crystalline and non-crystalline substances will be discussed. We will see how these structures can arise from surprisingly simple potential models, and how in turn they influence the interesting and useful properties of materials.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm

Consciousness and Causality Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC614 Semester 2 6 Yes

Consciousness and Causality

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Magda Osman
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to give students a scientific overview of the study of consciousness and control (e.g., agency, free will, choice behaviors) by introducing critical theoretical movements and empirical findings in psychology. Both the theory and practice of the science behind studying consciousness and control will be grounded in key philosophical arguments concerning causality and agency. In this way, the module will encourage students to critically evaluate a range of approaches in the study of consciousness and control, and integrate philosophical arguments with scientific methods. Topics covered include: The philosophy of causality and agency (e.g., Hume, Kant, Mackie, Hempel); the historical treatment of consciousness and control in psychology (e.g., Behaviourist, Psychodynamic, Information Processing); current developments and advances in the study of consciousness and control (e.g., neuroscientific techniques ¿ EEG, fMRI), differences between intentions and actions, applied issues concerning consciousness and control (e.g., how do we decide when an error in judgment was not made under our conscious control?).

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am - 11 am

Consumer Psychology Business and Management BUS318 Semester 1 6 Yes

Consumer Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Danae Manika
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Building on a general understanding of marketing, this module develops a useful, conceptual understanding of psychological theories relevant to the study of consumer behaviour. We start with an overview of the scope of consumer psychology and consumer behaviour and position it against mainstream marketing. Subsequently, we will focus on cognitive and affective processes that drive consumer behaviour. Once an understanding of the basic psychological processes has been gained we will look at various factors that are able to influence these processes. Particular attention is paid to how marketing practice influences consumer perception, evaluation and behaviour. Throughout the module real world hands-on exercises will facilitate understanding and transferability of contents.

Assessment: 40.0% Examination, 60.0% Coursework
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 10 am

Contemporary Art and Society History HST5351 Semester 2 5 Yes

Contemporary Art and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Giovanni Aloi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is an introduction to the socio-historical context and artistic production from 1965 to the rise and fall of Saatchi's Young British Art and today's contemporary art.

As the influence of Abstract Expressionism waned in the 1960s, artists came to question the very philosophy underlying modernism, causing a variety of new movements and styles to dominate the art world. The module will follow the development of painting and sculpture and explore a variety of new artistic media including video, performance, photography and installation, through a focus on art movements like Arte Povera, Minimalism, Pop Art, Conceptual and Performance Art, Environmental Art, and Feminist Art.

Individual art objects will be discussed in detail within their social, religious, intellectual, and historical contexts, and their public reception. Visits to Tate Modern, and other venues in London will constitute integral part of the program.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Contemporary British Cinema: The Film Council Years 2000 to 2011 Languages Linguistics and Film FLM608 Semester 1 6 Yes

Contemporary British Cinema: The Film Council Years 2000 to 2011

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Charles Drazin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: FLM003 or equivalent

This module is intended to offer students an appreciation and understanding of the contemporary British cinema. It will focus on films that were made during the ten-year existence of the UK Film Council, which was established by the government in 2000 to promote a successful film industry and culture in Britain. It will examine the infrastructure of today¿s indigenous film industry, provide in-depth analysis of some its key films and film-makers and consider the extent to which it has built on earlier traditions. The module will be assessed through a research project that will require students to explore the industrial and cultural significance of a chosen film across three written assignments.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Film Screening
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm

Contemporary German Studies I Languages Linguistics and Film GER504 Semester 1 5 No

Contemporary German Studies I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Katerina Somers
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will build on the first year core module and help prepare students for their year abroad. It will be divided into blocks. The first will explore the Federal Ideal in contemporary Germany, and the geographical and cultural specificities of various regions and cities. The second will examine the sounds of German and the phonological system in which these sounds operate. The final unit of the module will focus on the dialectal and regional varieties of German.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am -12 pm

Contemporary German Studies II Languages Linguistics and Film GER505 Semester 2 5 No

Contemporary German Studies II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Astrid Kohler
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will be covering three thematic fields:
1.) Contemporary Berlin
2.) German Speaking Cultures
3.) Working with the Writer in Residence.
In block 1, students will get to analyze a variety of cultural representations of contemporary Berlin. They will also familiarize themselves with sociological approaches to urban culture.
In block 2, this approach will be opened up to other German-speaking metropolises such as Vienna and Zurich, and students engage with non-German (but) German-language cultures. Students will also be introduced to the question of multiculturalism in German speaking countries and to artifacts thematizing trans-cultural experiences.
Block 3 is devoted to work with our writers in residence. By discussing their works, ideas and circumstances with them, students will gain an understanding of current literary and cultural life in Germany.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm

Contemporary Hollywood Cinema Languages Linguistics and Film FLM308 Semester 1 6 Yes

Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Guy Westwell
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Through a detailed examination of a number of contemporary Hollywood movies this module aims to foster an understanding of the network of forces that have shaped Hollywood production from the late 1970s to the present day. We will be interrogating contemporary Hollywood movies in order to describe changes in the US film industry since the decline of the studio system and to profile some of the ways in which Hollywood reflects and interacts with American culture and society. This module will be assessed through the production of a 'film note' in which you will select a film of your own choice and across three written assignments situate the film within its industrial and cultural context. The module is research-based and requires a significant commitment to independent study.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am - 1 pm

Contemporary India: Politics, society and the economy Geography GEG6129 Semester 2 6 Yes

Contemporary India: Politics, society and the economy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Philippa Williams
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module examines significant shifts in South Asian politics, development and society with a particular focus on India. Students will cover nationalism and the "invention" of India, the politics of violence and nonviolence on the sub-continent, processes of economic liberalisation and development in India and its Diaspora. More specifically the module will encourage students to engage with questions concerning: everyday experiences of violence and nonviolence with respect to Hindu nationalism, and Islamist activism in a post 9/11 world; the rise of the middle classes, India¿s cities and citizenship experiences; processes of development including the role of the state and civil society/political society; the nature of political and social transformation in light of caste policies of affirmative action and experiences of education and (un/under)employment and finally the South Asian Diaspora and everyday life in the UK. Throughout the module students will be introduced to different theoretical approaches used by South Asian scholars such as feminist and postcolonial frameworks.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Contemporary Inorganic Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE512 Semester 1 6 Yes

Contemporary Inorganic Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Isaac Abrahams
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE111 or CHE312

Prerequisites: Atomic, Molecular and Ionic Structure (CHE111), Transition Metal Chemistry (CHE312). This module covers aspects of modern inorganic chemistry. It is essentially divided into two parts viz: modern solid state chemistry and aspects of modern organometallic chemistry. A basic introduction to each topic is given before specialist topics are discussed. The specialist topics vary from year to year.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm

Contemporary Inorganic Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHEM512 Semester 1 6 No

Contemporary Inorganic Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ali Zarbakhsh
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module covers aspects of modern inorganic chemistry. It is essentially divided into two parts viz: modern solid state chemistry and aspects of modern organometallic chemistry. A basic introduction to each topic is given before specialist topics are discussed. The specialist topics vary from year to year.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Level: 6

Contemporary Inorganic Chemistry by Distance Learning Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC609 Full year 6 No

Contemporary Inorganic Chemistry by Distance Learning

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Isaac Abrahams
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Pre-requisites: CHE111, CHE312; overlapping module: CHE511 The nodule covers aspects of modern inorganic chemistry. It is essentially divided into two parts viz: modern solid state chemistry and aspects of modern organometallic chemistry. A basic introduction to each topic is given before specialist topics are discussed. The specialist topics vary from year to year.

Assessment: 30.0% Practical, 70.0% Coursework
Level: 6

Contemporary Issues in Accounting Business and Management BUSM061 Semester 2 7 No

Contemporary Issues in Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sukhvinder Sian
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module introduces students to some of the key developments and issues in accounting currently discussed by policy makers, the profession, the media and academics. The specific issues addressed will change over time but could include: - On-line Reporting - Accounting and Globalisation - Accounting Regulation: The Convergence Project - Accounting and Poverty - Accounting and Indigenous Peoples - Sustainability Reporting - The Relevance of History - Accounting, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion - Accountants and the Financial Crisis - Accounting in the Community - NGOs and Accountability

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 2 pm

Contemporary Political Theory: Issues and Approaches Politics and International Relations POL366 Semester 2 6 Yes

Contemporary Political Theory: Issues and Approaches

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lasse Thomassen
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module focuses on the most important approaches in contemporary political theory through an analysis of debates amongst these different approaches, for instance debates between liberals and communitarians, liberals and republicans, and deliberative and agonistic democrats. Examining these debates, we analyze the underlying assumptions about personhood, the nature of the political, the nature of democracy and citizenship, representation, the relationship between identity and difference, and so on. Throughout the course, the debates are analyzed with the help of cases from contemporary politics.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm

Contemporary Theatre and Performance English and Drama DRA7705 Semester 1 7 No

Contemporary Theatre and Performance

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Jen Harvie
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

What is contemporary theatre and performance doing? What are its benefits and problems? What does it tell us about contemporary culture? How is it particularly well suited to articulating and influencing cultural change? This module identifies trends in recent theatre/performance and its analysis, and considers what we might understand to be those trends' value - be it aesthetic, political, social, emotional - as well as what they articulate about contemporary culture. Trends examined might include: postdramatic theatre, relational aesthetics, performative public activism, and responses to contemporary contexts such as ecological activism or globalisation. Study is grounded in critical reading and current and recent theatre, performance and art events, especially in London.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Control Systems Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS601U Semester 1 6 No

Control Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Imran Shoaib
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces the principles of control systems, particularly in respect of electronic systems. It covers:
- feedback systems
- modelling dynamic systems
- the steady state response
- the frequency response and s-plane analysis for the transient response
- control of digital systems (sampled data systems)
- use of the z-transform.

Assessment: 5.0% Practical, 25.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 5.0% Practical, 95.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Control Systems Analysis and Design Engineering and Materials Science DEN5200 Semester 2 5 Yes

Control Systems Analysis and Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Henri Huijberts
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN4121

This module is focused on the basic principles of control systems analysis and design and its application to engineering systems in relation to mechanical, medical, electro-mechanical and aerospace systems. The students will acquire the skill of designing a control system for a particular application. They will also gain practical experience in analysis and design of a typical control system with MATLAB using the theoretical knowledge gained in lectures and problem solving sessions.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 11 am - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5: Tuesday 11 am - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am

Convergence and Continuity Mathematical Sciences MTH5104 Semester 1 5 Yes

Convergence and Continuity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Reto Mueller
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH4100 MTH4104

This module introduces some of the mathematical theory behind Calculus. It answers questions such as: What properties of the real numbers do we rely on in Calculus? What does it mean to say that a series converges to a limit? Are there kinds of function that are guaranteed to have a maximum value? The module is a first introduction, with many examples, to the beautiful and important branch of pure mathematics known as Analysis.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 11 am

Coordination and Social Dynamics Business and Management BUS206 Semester 1 5 Yes

Coordination and Social Dynamics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pietro Panzarasa
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module aims to provide an interdisciplinary approach to the organization of economic action and interaction. It builds on a revisited theory of rationality that goes beyond the divides between "global" and "bounded" rationality, and between prescriptive and descriptive theories of choice. The course develops a model of multiple rationalities in which agents are expected to adopt different decision strategies that are applicable under different configurations of knowledge and preferences. The course begins by introducing the notion of agents as intentional systems, the structure of their knowledge, and the processes of perception, judgement and decision-making. Focus will then shift to the problem of interdependent action in multi-agent settings, and to the main coordination mechanisms through which agents interact, communicate, and cooperate with one another. Special emphasis will be placed on group decision-making, authority, negotiation, auctions, rules and social norms. Active learning is sustained by case studies, simulations, and exercises that will concentrate primarily on how to compare and combine different coordination mechanisms to govern interdependencies in areas as diverse as industrial process control, electronic commerce, innovative and dynamic activities, and small group interaction.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm

Copyright and Designs Law Law IPLC022 Semester 1 7 No

Copyright and Designs Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mrs Maria Frabboni
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12: Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4: Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm

Corporate Finance Economics and Finance ECOM015 Semester 1 7 No

Corporate Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Radoslawa Nikolowa
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to develop your understanding of how firms raise external finance and design heir capital structure. n the first three lectures we will examine the assumption that the firm's cash flows are exogenous with respect to financial decisions. In his framework you will study the Modigliani- Miller theorems stating which conditions make capital structure irrelevant, and derive the optimal debt/equity mix in the presence of taxes and costly bankruptcy. The rest of the module addresses the issue of how a firm's financial and governance structure affects its value once information problems between firms' insiders and investors are taken nto account. We first focus on the incentives of he firm's insiders and study how capital structure impacts their agency relationship with outside investors; we then turn to outsiders' incentives, recognising that investors play an mportant monitoring role in the firms they fund. We then study models linking security returns and control rights. Finally, the interaction between firms' financial decisions and product market behaviour is addressed.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm

Corporate Finance Economics and Finance ECCL013 Semester 1 7 No

Corporate Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Radoslawa Nikolowa
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to develop your understanding of how firms raise external finance and design heir capital structure. n the first three lectures we will examine the assumption that the firm's cash flows are exogenous with respect to financial decisions. In his framework you will study the Modigliani- Miller theorems stating which conditions make capital structure irrelevant, and derive the optimal debt/equity mix in the presence of taxes and costly bankruptcy. The rest of the module addresses the issue of how a firm's financial and governance structure affects its value once information problems between firms' insiders and investors are taken nto account. We first focus on the incentives of he firm's insiders and study how capital structure impacts their agency relationship with outside investors; we then turn to outsiders' incentives, recognising that investors play an mportant monitoring role in the firms they fund. We then study models linking security returns and control rights. Finally, the interaction between firms' financial decisions and product market behaviour is addressed.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm

Corporate Finance 1 Economics and Finance ECN371 Semester 1 6 Yes

Corporate Finance 1

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Thomai Filippeli
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECN226

This module is part of a two-module sequence that studies how firms make their investment decisions and design their capital structure. This first part deals with Capital Budgeting, building on the asset pricing notions acquired in the Capital Markets 1 module. Topics covered include: finance and the financial manager, present values, the value of bonds and common stocks, superiority of decisions based on present value method, making investment decisions with the net present value rule, risk-return and the cost of capital, recap on portfolio theory, capital budgeting and risk, and practical problems in capital budgeting. Prerequisite: ECN226.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm

Corporate Finance 2 Economics and Finance ECN372 Semester 2 6 Yes

Corporate Finance 2

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Radoslawa Nikolowa
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECN371

This module is part of a two-module sequence that studies how firms make their investment decisions and design their capital structure. This second part deals with issues of capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, and looks at topics of capital structure and asymmetric information and corporate governance. Topics covered include: the Modigliani-Miller theorems, optimal debt/equity mix with taxes and costly bankruptcy, bankruptcy costs and debtholder-equityholder conflicts, managerial incentives, basic credit rationing models with asymmetric information, optimal capital structure and agency costs, the information conveyed by financial decisions, and corporate governance models. Prerequisite: ECN371

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 2 pm

Corporate Finance for Managers Business and Management BUSM030 Semester 2 7 No

Corporate Finance for Managers

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sanjay Banerji
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The focus of this module is the financing and investment decisions made by the managers of companies in pursuit of corporate goals. It examines how managers can obtain the greatest possible return on investments for the smallest amount of risk. You will acquire the knowledge and understanding of theories, models, tools and techniques to assist in making financial decisions to achieve corporate goals. These will include identification of the cost of capital/rates of return, dividend distribution, investment appraisal, portfolio theory, foreign exchange and interest rate issues.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 12 pm

Corporate Finance Law Law QLLM135 Full year 7 No

Corporate Finance Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Prof Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Primarily the course aims to contribute to a critical understanding of the subject matter through the combined study of theories of regulation in general and the corporate dynamics in particular, with a special focus on the different stakeholders involved in corporate finance. This module is a comparative corporate and financial regulation module analyzing transactions using sophisticated methodologies. The module will focus on global issues such as: the use of debt and equity; why merge or acquire a business; core considerations of the process; due diligence, purchase sale agreements and contractual governance; the role of the board of directors in an acquisition/financing transaction; the permissibility and regulation of takeover defenses in the UK, the US and the EU; the protection of minority shareholders in civil law and common law jurisdictions; the protection of other constituencies such as employees affected by control transactions; and, financial assistance regulation in the UK, US and the EU. The views of shareholders, bankers, investment funds, stakeholders, management, and "society" are all considered in the context of the multifaceted dynamics which operate in the international financial markets. The course is strongly committed to presenting a global and comparative perspective highlighting the contemporary principles and trends of corporate finance rather than the pointillist and ephemeral details of national rule books.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 6 pm - 8 pm

Corporate Governance Business and Management BUSM060 Semester 2 7 No

Corporate Governance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contact - Dept Of Business Management
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module introduces students to key theories, concepts and issues in corporate governance. It critically explores corporate governance as an embedded practice and provides insights into how local cultures and developments in local contexts have impacted upon and shaped the development of corporate governance systems and practices and how these local corporate governance systems and practices are challenged by globalisation. Within this broad framework case studies provide detailed insights into specific aspects of corporate governance.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm

Corporate Governance Law QLLM021 Full year 7 No

Corporate Governance

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Prof Alan Dignam
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module aims to inform and educate students as to the issues affecting both the business community and the wider societal effects of the debate on corporate governance. As such the module will focus on the systems by which companies are or should be directed and controlled, particular emphasis will be given to:

(i) the legal and extra-legal rules/systems governing internal corporate accountability; and
(ii) the legal and extra-legal rules/systems governing the corporations accountability to the external world

As such students will have an enhanced knowledge of the issues surrounding various corporate governance theories that seek to explain the position of, and relationship between, the company as a metaphysical entity and its members, managers and other interested constituencies (ie. stakeholders) and the different theoretical and industry perspectives on corporate governance. The concept of shareholder primacy will be critically examined and contrasted with alternative approaches. The module also aims to highlight future directions and trends in corporate governance.

Prerequisites: none
Applicable Groupings: B, F, H, J

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Corporate Insolvency Law Law QLLM114 Full year 7 No

Corporate Insolvency Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Prof Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The global financial crisis has heightened interest in and seen an increase in the calls for efficiency with respect to corporate insolvency procedures, the insolvency aspects of the taking of security, corporate rescue mechanisms, the accountability of corporate decision makers in the context of corporate insolvency and the structuring of transactions involving corporate credit and security.

The module aims to provide an overview of the principles of English law relating to the treatment of insolvent companies and of those managing or having dealings with such companies. To achieve this aim, the module covers the various procedures available in cases of corporate insolvency, the relationship between the general law of property and obligations and insolvency, corporate credit and security issues in the context of corporate insolvency, and corporate rescue mechanisms.

Prerequisites: None
Applicable Groupings: A, B

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 6 pm - 8 pm

Corporate Law and Governance Business and Management BUS329 Semester 2 6 Yes

Corporate Law and Governance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contact - Dept Of Business Management
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will provide an understanding of the major principles of UK Company Law with particular reference to the legal and corporate governance rules imposed on the board of directors, the senior management and advisors. The module examines the nature and formation of companies, their constitution and the role of and legal responsibilities of management including the theoretical and practical issues involved in the direction and control of companies. The module considers agency theory and stakeholder theory upon which the modern UK and US corporate governance models are based. It will also review some of the most spectacular failures of governance mechanisms in recent years which led to the development of codes of best practice and legislation in the UK and the USA respectively. In addition specific criminal laws affecting businesses today will be considered such as The Bribery Act 2010 and the Fraud Act 2006 and the active management required of the issues raised as a consequence of such legislation. Learning is sustained by case studies and problem solving scenarios.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Corporate Social Responsibility Business and Management BUS313 Semester 1 6 No

Corporate Social Responsibility

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sadhvi Dar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will act as a general introduction into issues of business ethics. The course will approach these issues through the concept of corporate social responsibility. After a general introduction into theories of morality and ethics, the course will introduce key aspects of ethical considerations in business practice, such as those linked to the idea of civil society, globalisation, sustainability, stakeholder relations, corporate accountability & corporate citizenship. This course does not intend to prove that businesses are either ethical or unethical, but rather to illustrate how ethics (both "good" and "bad") can be used as a lens to understand organisations and the dynamics of their relationship to various constituencies (clients, shareholders, competitors, customers, regulators etc.).

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4: Friday 3 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Corporate Strategy Economics and Finance ECN302 Semester 1 6 Yes

Corporate Strategy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Thomai Filippeli
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECN214

This module provides an overview of corporate strategy in a global context and will enable you to become familiar with the core concepts of: External environmental analysis; models of internal and external analysis, analysis and management of resources; analysis of corporate strengths and weaknesses; knowledge management; development of strategic choice; elements influencing implementation of strategy.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm

Corpus Linguistics Languages Linguistics and Film LIN506 Semester 2 5 No

Corpus Linguistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Katherine Gupta
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will introduce you to Corpus Linguistics (CL). It focuses on theoretical aspects underlying CL such as collocation, idiom principle, semantic prosody and pattern grammar. You will be introduced to some of the commonly used software and electronic corpora, and gain hands-on experience in creating and analyzing corpus-data. Finally, the module will demonstrate the ways in which CL can be applied to investigate language structures and use in a variety of registers and contexts, e.g. in diachronic research (language change), synchronic research (language variation), discourse studies (gendered discourse) and in work on language acquisition.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lab
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Cosmology Physics and Astronomy ASTM108 Semester 1 7 Yes

Cosmology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof James Lidsey
Overlap: PHY6311
Prerequisite: None

Cosmology is a rapidly developing subject that is the focus of a considerable research effort worldwide. It is the attempt to understand the present state of the universe as a whole and thereby shed light on its origin and ultimate fate. Why is the universe structured today in the way that it is, how did it develop into its current form and what will happen to it in the future? The aim of this module is to address these and related questions from both the observational and theoretical perspectives. The module does not require specialist astronomical knowledge and does not assume any prior understanding of general relativity.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 6 pm - 9 pm

Cosmology Physics and Astronomy PHY7010U Semester 1 7 Yes

Cosmology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof James Lidsey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Cosmology is a rapidly developing subject that is the focus of a considerable research effort worldwide. It is the attempt to understand the present state of the universe as a whole and thereby shed light on its origin and ultimate fate. Why is the universe structured today in the way that it is, how did it develop into its current form and what will happen to it in the future? The aim of this module is to address these and related questions from both the observational and theoretical perspectives. The module does not require specialist astronomical knowledge and does not assume any prior understanding of general relativity.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 6 pm - 9 pm

Costume Drama: the Past Performed English and Drama DRA234 Semester 1 5 Yes

Costume Drama: the Past Performed

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Bridget Escolme
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module explores the ways in which British culture has reproduced, appropriated and performed the past through costume and clothing. The 'performance' of the title includes historical plays and plays about history, novel adaptations on film and television and the performance of the self through 'retro' fashion. The module takes the visual cultures of costume and fashion as the starting point for an analysis of the ideological and historically situated meanings we make of the past. It is taught through seminars, video screenings, fieldwork (one piece of which may take place outside London) and at least one theatre visit.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Monday 9 am - 11 am

C Programming Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS501U Semester 1 5 No

C Programming

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Christopher Harte
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces the principles of C Programming to students who already know how to program at a basic level in Java. It provides a knowledge of the theory of C Programming and also its practical use in real engineering systems. The focus is on microprocessor based systems.

Assessment: 40.0% Practical, 60.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 11 am

Creating Interactive Objects Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS511U Semester 1 5 No

Creating Interactive Objects

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Akram Alomainy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Interactive objects are physical devices controlled by microcontrollers using simple sensors and actuators. The module provides students with skills, knowledge, and experience of designing and prototyping interactive physical objects using contemporary microcontrollers. The module covers basic electronics, control circuits, sensors (analogue and digital), output (analogue and digital), microcontrollers, simple networking, and microcontroller programming using the popular Arduino open-source platform. It additionally touches on topics of interaction design and evaluation to provide a framework in which students can prototype and understand interactive objects.

Assessment: 40.0% Examination, 60.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 1 pm - 3 pm

Creative Group Project Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS520U Semester 2 5 No

Creative Group Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Marcus Pearce
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will be practice-based where students work in a team to produce a creative system for audio-visual content production or interactivity. Students will work in a team to identify the elements in a product development cycle; develop an audio, video, multimedia product with particular attention to its aesthetics, usability and marketability; analyse and present results in qualitative and quantitative measures; report and present findings in a clear and coherent manner.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Dissertation
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am

Creative Production Languages Linguistics and Film FLM305 Full year 6 No

Creative Production

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Athena Mandis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: FLM016 or FLM204

This module is for single Honours Film Studies students at level 6, it is not available to joint Honours Film students or students on other degree programmes. It is valued at 30 credits, running over both semesters and will involve a considerable amount of work and commitment in terms of project development, planning production and post production. Working in groups students will develop two productions, one for each semester, one of which may be a documentary. They will develop these either from a pre-written script of from another source such as a short story or documentary. This project will then be developed, prepared and produced over the module of the year. There is a written requirement for the module that involves an evaluation of the project and student's contribution to it.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Workshop
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
    Office
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Criminal Law Law LAW4002 Full year 4 No

Criminal Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof William Wilson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will cover:

Introduction: the scope and character of the criminal law and its objectives; Deconstructing a typical crime - Criminal Damage; The General Principles of Criminal Responsibility; Criminal conduct - the actus reus; principles of causation; crimes of omission; Criminal fault - the mens rea; General defences; capacity and incapacity; insanity and diminished responsibility, intoxication, duress, necessity, self defence; Particular Crimes; Offences against the person: homicide; wounding and assaults, including assaults aggravated by hatred, sexual offences; Offences against property: theft and fraud; Preliminary or inchoate offences; Conspiracy; Attempt; Assisting and encouraging crime; 6. Participation in crime.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm

Criminal Law for BA Law Politics Students Law LAW5002 Full year 5 No

Criminal Law for BA Law Politics Students

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof William Wilson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will cover:

Introduction: the scope and character of the criminal law and its objectives; Deconstructing a typical crime - Criminal Damage;
The General Principles of Criminal Responsibility: Criminal conduct - the actus reus; principles of causation; crimes of omission; Criminal fault - the mens rea; General defences; capacity and incapacity; insanity and diminished responsibility, intoxication, duress, necessity, self defence.
Particular Crimes: Offences against the person: homicide; wounding and assaults, including assaults aggravated by hatred, sexual offences; Offences against property: theft and fraud.
Preliminary or inchoate offences: Conspiracy; Attempt.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm

Criminology Law LAW6045 Full year 6 Yes

Criminology

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Wayne Morrison
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: A MODULE IN SOCIOLOGY OR PSYCOLOGY

Sociological and psychological approaches to the aetiology of criminal behaviour; questions of criminal justice policy-making. Topics include: the aims and values of the criminal justice system; the definition of crime both in a theoretical and a practical sense; studies of particular types of crime (eg 'white collar' crime and crimes of the powerful, juvenile crime); penal policy with regard to particular types of crime; crime and public opinion; crime and the mass media; police organisation; prisons and the penal crisis; the role of victims of crime. The module focuses on the contemporary British context but adopts historical and comparative perspectives where relevant.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 11 am - 2 pm

Criminology A Law LAW6045A Semester 1 6 Yes

Criminology A

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Wayne Morrison
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: a module in sociology or psychology

This module will cover:

Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice; Defining crime; Rhetoric and reality of crime; Policing and prosecution of crime; Punishment of crime.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 11 am - 2 pm

Critical Aesthetics English and Drama ESH338 Semester 1 6 Yes

Critical Aesthetics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Paul Hamilton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an opportunity to explore the defining problems and questions of critical aesthetics. You are introduced to a variety of philosophical texts and are encouraged to use the arguments in these texts to formulate their own perspectives on the central questions of aesthetics.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Critical Human Geographies Geography GEG4101 Semester 2 4 Yes

Critical Human Geographies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Pinder
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

How have understandings of geography informed political struggles and protest? How have attempts to change the world shaped the discipline of geography? This module situates geographical knowledge in relation to social and political change. Geography has a long tradition of radical thought, from early anarchist thinkers who raised questions about environmental and social justice to today's critical human geographies that reveal the connections between power, politics and geographical knowledge. The module provides a strong foundation in such critical geographical thinking by introducing a range of radical perspectives and key debates, including anarchism, Marxism, feminism, sexuality politics and postcolonialism. It considers how the study of geography is tied to politics and struggles outside as well as within the academy by introducing questions of scholarship, activism and social change from a geographical perspective. Case studies illustrate the spatiality of political practice and the politics of geographical thought. The module complements GEG4103 Geographical Perspectives in developing themes in the history and philosophy of geography.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm

Cryptography Mathematical Sciences MTH6115 Semester 2 6 Yes

Cryptography

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Behrang Noohi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH4104 MTH5112

Cryptography is fundamental to commercial life; in particular, the principles of public-key cryptography were a major intellectual achievement of the last century. The module will give you a detailed understanding of the subject.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am -12 pm

Cuban Poetry and Fiction Post-1980 Languages Linguistics and Film HSP602 Semester 1 5 Yes

Cuban Poetry and Fiction Post-1980

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Angela Dorado-Otero
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "HSP141 SML002 or equivalent"

The aim of this module is to present Cuban writers (regardless of place of residence) within the literary history of the country. We will also examine issues of exile, history and national identity. Some of the writers included are: Carlota Caulfield, María Elena Cruz Varela, Carlos Díaz Barrios, Lourdes Gil, Amando Fernández, Rosario Hiriart, Senel Paz, Delfín Prats, Lourdes Tomás, Carlos Victoria.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

Cuban Society Through Film: Post-1959 Revolution Languages Linguistics and Film HSP640 Semester 2 6 Yes

Cuban Society Through Film: Post-1959 Revolution

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Angela Dorado-Otero
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: HSP141/ SML002 or equivalent; fluency in Spanish is expected

This module aims to study the different issues raised by Cuba's cultural politics after 1959. We will examine the questions of modernity and postmodernity, sexuality, communism, revolution and counter-revolution, identity, nationalism, exile, and subjectivity versus the state. Students are informed that many films do not have subtitles and attending the screening is essential.

Assessment: 45.0% Coursework, 55.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Film Screening
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

Cultural Diversity and Law Law LAW6057 Full year 6 Yes

Cultural Diversity and Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Prakash Shah
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module explores how legal systems manage cultural diversity, which includes religious, ethnic and linguistic diversity. The module takes the English legal system as the core case study and compares it to the experience of other legal systems in the management of cultural diversity. The comparative study of legal approaches to cultural diversity includes an exploration of legal pluralism, the significance of long-standing and newer diversities introduced through immigration, the problems of assimilation and integration, and paradigms of citizenship, multiculturalism and secularism.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Cultural Geography in Practice Geography GEG7122 Semester 1 7 No

Cultural Geography in Practice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Catherine Nash
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module focuses on what could be described as creative and public cultural geographies. It explores the ways in which cultural geography is being undertaken and disseminated through forms of creative practice, participatory approaches and collaborative projects. These include collaborations between cultural geographers and creative practitioners and collaborative relationships with public cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries. Through class discussions and on site explorations of current examples, the module explores the contexts, approaches, practical strategies, possibilities and challenges of creative and public cultural geographies.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm

Cultural History: Europe and America History HST7607 Semester 1 7 No

Cultural History: Europe and America

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Merle Rubin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will introduce you to the most vibrant area of historical practice: cultural history. This voracious and flourishing field is enriched by the procedures of anthropology and the insights of literary theory, its proponents open to a wide range of historical materials ¿ written, painted, carved and sung. You will be introduced to cultural history through examination of historical works which have tested the range of possibilities by which historians may understand the past as it was experienced by its people: high and low, rich and poor, rulers and dominated. The module will range widely over the European and American past, and so require wide-ranging reading and comparative awareness. In their essays students will be expected to demonstrate in their final essay a good grasp of concepts and an ability to apply them to historical sources.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16; Semester 3: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm

Cultural Industries English and Drama DRA7703 Semester 2 7 No

Cultural Industries

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contacts - Drama
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module explores cultural industries - both their practices, and the issues (ethical, practical, political, economic, etc.) they raise. It examines the political and economic contexts and practices that give rise to and affect them. It evaluates their aims as well as the practices they do and might employ to achieve those aims. Module convenor(s) facilitate students' placements with an appropriate industry partner and students develop industry-based projects to complete within the context of the industry partner's work. Students' work on this module will be partly seminar-based, and partly based on work with the industry partner.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Cultural Legacies of the First World War English and Drama ESH7203 Semester 1 7 No

Cultural Legacies of the First World War

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Michele Barrett
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module examines both the contemporary and the present-day cultural importance in Britain of the first world war. The literature and culture of the period 1914-1930 are a substantive focus; the categories of modernism and humanism a thematic one. The war was also an important catalyst for change in understanding sanity (through the widespread phenomenon of temporary mental breakdown), and in the development of modern technological cultures of violence. There is attention in the second part of the module to the continuing cultural importance of the war. In exploring the significance of the war to post-modern culture, we aim to rework theoretical issues about modernity, humanism, tradition, and the machine in the interpretation of the war. This module is interdisciplinary in methodology and it draws on elements of cultural history, literary criticism and art history. The module assumes that students will have read Paul Fussell's book, The Great War and Modern Memory (OUP 1975 and many reprintings). We will discuss it in the first session. Unless students have already read it, it would be very helpful if they would read it over the vacation before we start the module. The first session is based on some of the most well-known literary material from the war, which students will probably have come across in the past. If not, theyshould look at the war poems of Wilfred Owen in preparation for our first meeting. The module will be looking at some of the visual art of the war, which students may not be familiar with. The most useful reference book on this is Richard Cork's comprehensive survey A Bitter Truth: Avant-garde Art and the Great War (1994, Yale UP, New Haven and London).

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Culture, Performance and Globalisation English and Drama DRA304 Semester 1 6 Yes

Culture, Performance and Globalisation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contacts - Drama
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will consider the practice and problematic of performance in and between different cultures, particularly in relation to the apparently pan-cultural phenomenon of 'globalisation'. Students will be introduced to, and will discuss key issues from discourses which seek to critique cross- and inter- cultural artistic practice (specifically those of post-colonialism and globalisation). They will seek to situate issues concerning culture within the practice of performance, whether this is from the perspective of the spectator, or the performer him/herself. The module will examine and formulate theory in relation to play texts, historical accounts of performance, video recordings and live performances.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Monday 9 am - 11 am

Culture and Society in Medieval Spain: Christians, Jews and Muslims Languages Linguistics and Film HSP205 Semester 2 5 Yes

Culture and Society in Medieval Spain: Christians, Jews and Muslims

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rosa Vidal Doval
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Spanish; HSP176 or HSP19 recommended

This module aims to provide an insight into medieval Spanish culture and society, in particular the interaction between Christians, Jews and Muslims through the study of a series of literary works. These introduce students to key genres (poetry, ballads, short stories and miracle collections) and key themes in the history and culture (conquest and reconquest, love and sexuality, and religion) of Medieval Spain.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 11 am

Cultures of Comparison - Theory of Practice Languages Linguistics and Film SML7052 Full year 7 No

Cultures of Comparison - Theory of Practice

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Leonard Olschner
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This core module looks at the history of the discipline, important debates during its existence, and recent interventions about its place in the Humanities today. Comparison leads to numerous questions of cross-cultural expression ¿ literary, cultural and theoretical: the tensions of identity and difference, the nature of texts, the rôle of the author, mythology, post-colonial theory, gender studies, philosophical issues, translation studies, and other art forms such as music and fine art.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

Culture Wars English and Drama DRA345 Semester 1 6 Yes

Culture Wars

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Dominic Johnson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Culture Wars introduces students to critical strategies for analysing performances and related events in the twentieth century that have been accompanied by controversies. Such works have often been accompanied by: outcry, scandal, and moral indignation; calls for censorship; charges of obscenity; moral panic; iconoclasm; and disgust, taboo, or stigma. Students will explore landmark controversial works in detail, and carry out research into the critical, legal, and public responses they garnered. The module focuses on arts and culture in the UK and the US since the 1950s. Theatrical works will be read closely alongside major works in other forms, including experimental film, poetry, and the visual arts. The module is interdiscipinary in nature, and explores how challenging works raise questions about the social and cultural contexts from which they emerge, in the intersections between performance cultures, literary cultures, and visual cultures. While the term 'culture wars' is generally understood as a reference to the specific political fallout of controversies in the censorship of art works in the US in the 1980s and 1990s, the module will demonstrate that culture in the twentieth century has engaged in a long series of embattled situations on account of the challenges it poses to assumptions about propriety, morality and convention -- at least since the 1950s. Students will engage with the political strategies of policy-makers, who have frequently deployed as well as invented new legislation to prevent the consumption of controversial works, thorough the blocking of exhibition, prosecution of publishers and presenters, or withdrawals of subsidies from makers of challenging works. The module will situate specific examples by historicising the ways that audiences respond to important works. Case studies may include banned or otherwise stigmatised works, for example: plays such as Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's Behzti, Joe Orton's Loot, or Howard Brenton's The Romans in Britain; other performances such as the performance art of Ron Athey, Karen Finley, or Holly Hughes, and the stand-up routines of Lenny Bruce; films such as Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures or Barbara Rubin's Christmas on Earth; novels such as Henry Miller's Tropic of Capricorn, or William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch; or poems such as Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl'.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Current Topics in Psychology Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC160 Semester 1 4 No

Current Topics in Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tiina Eilola
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will introduce the students to the wide range of research methods and approaches that can be applied to investigate human cognition, emotion and behaviour. The module will provide an overview of the research that is conducted in Psychology at Queen Mary, University of London through a series of lectures on a range of topics, such as vocal communication in mammals, language and emotions in multicultural society, human cultural evolution, psychobiology of sexuality, economics of sociality, visual information processing and blindness, and decision-making in everyday contexts. The topics are unified in their focus on demonstrating how biological framework and experimental methods enable us to develop an increasingly sophisticated and complex understanding of human psychology.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Curriculum Design and Materials Evaluation Languages Linguistics and Film LLU7013 Semester 1 7 No

Curriculum Design and Materials Evaluation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Saima Sherazi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Curriculum Design and Materials Evaluation is an optional module in the MA in Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching. The first half of the module focuses on aspects of curriculum design, including language policies and pedagogies, by exploring: historical perspectives; environmental and situational analysis; needs analysis. The module also examines the relationship between curriculum ideology and learning outcomes and how this impinges on syllabus design, the role of teachers, and materials. The second half of the module presents an overview of language programme evaluation with a focus on: approaches to evaluation; evaluation practice and research; materials evaluation and multimedia materials evaluation. The module develops and deepens students understanding of issues in curriculum development by providing practice in evaluating language curricula and language teaching materials.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am

Cyberspace Law Law QLLM105 Full year 7 No

Cyberspace Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to address all policy and regulatory issues raised by the internet and technology applications enabled by the internet. The borderless nature of the internet and the possibility to transmit information quickly on a global basis has raised difficult questions of state jurisdiction and regulation which this module will explore in depth. The topic of this module affects many different areas of law (IP protection, privacy, content regulation, criminal law, competition law, administrative law) and is therefore a pervasive theme, which lawyers cannot ignore. The module is therefore aimed both at lawyers wishing to specialise in technology/IP law and at lawyers studying other subjects (such as human rights, media law, administrative law or commercial law). The subject of internet regulation will be taught from a policy perspective (rather than a transactional perspective).

Prerequisites: None
Applicable Groupings: B, E, H, I, N

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

Dancehalls, Dictators and the Dole: British Politics in the 1930s History HST7332 Semester 2 7 No

Dancehalls, Dictators and the Dole: British Politics in the 1930s

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Helen Mccarthy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This course enables students to explore multiple aspects of British political life in the turbulent decade of the 1930's, from the formation of the National Government and the impact of mass unemployment, to the limited appeal of home-grown fascism and the roots of appeasement. It provides students with the opportunity to develop a sound knowledge and understanding of key historiographical debates and available research resources, and places a deliberate emphasis on independent study skills.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Data Acquisition and Processing Engineering and Materials Science DENM036 Semester 1 6 No

Data Acquisition and Processing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Henri Huijberts
Overlap: DEN6007
Prerequisite: None

Engineers are often require to take measurements of physical quantities using state-of-the-art instruments interfaced to computer-based data acquisition and processing tools. The data they obtain is often complex and plentiful, requiring appropriate processing and analysis.

The aims and objectives of this module are to provide students with basic skills and knowledge in data acquisition and processing. Two key computing languages, of importance for engineers will be covered: Matlab and LabVIEW. In addition, key skills in managing data and assessing statistical relevance and significance will be provided.

Assessment: 50.0% Examination, 50.0% Practical
Level: 6

Data Analysis Geography GEG7205 Semester 1 7 No

Data Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof James Brasington
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Students of Physical Geography and Environmental Science require a range of numerical, statistical land modelling skills to undertake higher-level analysis of environmental datasets. This module provides specific training and experience in specific approaches to data analysis relevant to individual students or groups of students. This will include one-to-one or small group workshops on specific statistical methods, but the precise content of the teaching will be specific to the needs of the cohort in each year.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9: Monday 2 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9: Friday 1 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10: Tuesday 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10: Wednesday 1 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10: Thursday 2 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10: Wednesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Database Systems Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS519U Semester 2 5 No

Database Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Thomas Roelleke
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is an introduction to databases and their language systems in theory and practice. The main topics covered by the module are: the principles and components of database management systems; the main modelling techniques used in the construction of database systems; implementation of databases using an object-relational database management system; the main relational database language; Object-Oriented database systems; future trends, in particular information retrieval, data warehouses and data mining.There are two timetabled lectures a week, and one-hour tutorial per week (though not every week). There will be timetabled laboratory sessions (two hours a week) for approximately five weeks.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am -11 am

Database Systems Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS740D Semester 2 7 No

Database Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Thomas Roelleke
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to databases and their language systems in theory and practice.

The main topics covered by the module are:

The principles and components of database management systems.
The main modelling techniques used in the construction of database systems.
Implementation of databases using an object-relational database management system.
SQL, the main relational database language.
Object-Oriented database systems.
Future trends, in particular information retrieval and data warehouses.

There are 2 timetabled lectures a week, and 1 hour tutorial per week (though not every week). There will be timetabled laboratory sessions (2 hours a week) for approximately 4 weeks.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Database Systems Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS740P Semester 2 7 No

Database Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Thomas Roelleke
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to databases and their language systems in theory and practice.

The main topics covered by the module are:

The principles and components of database management systems.
The main modelling techniques used in the construction of database systems.
Implementation of databases using an object-relational database management system.
SQL, the main relational database language.
Object-Oriented database systems.
Future trends, in particular information retrieval and data warehouses.

There are 2 timetabled lectures a week, and 1 hour tutorial per week (though not every week). There will be timetabled laboratory sessions (2 hours a week) for approximately 4 weeks.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am -11 am

Data Mining Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS607U Semester 1 6 No

Data Mining

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Timothy Hospedales
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Data that has relevance for decision-making is accumulating at an incredible rate due to a host of technological advances. Electronic data capture has become inexpensive and ubiquitous as a by-product of innovations such as the Internet, e-commerce, electronic banking, point-of-sale devices, bar-code readers, and electronic patient records. Data mining is a rapidly growing field that is concerned with developing techniques to assist decision-makers to make intelligent use of these repositories. The field of data mining has evolved from the disciplines of statistics and artificial intelligence.

This course will combine practical exploration of data mining techniques with a exploration of algorithms, including their limitations. Students taking this module should have an elementary understanding of probability concepts and some experience of programming.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Decolonising International Relations Politics and International Relations POLM047 Semester 2 7 No

Decolonising International Relations

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Robbie Shilliam
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Do we really live in a post-colonial world? Are we de-colonized? Who is ¿we¿? With these questions in mind, this course explores the legacies of colonial rule upon key issues and concepts implicated in the contemporary global order. As a pedagogical device for these engagements, the course introduces students to alternative traditions of thought from the colonial context. Specifically, from week 3 onwards, we shall engage with the works of the Martiniquean, Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) and the Indian, Ashis Nandy (1937-). Unlike the majority of European/Western social and political thought that only addresses colonialism incidentally or derivatively, Fanon and Nandy situate their thoughts on the global order from within the (post-)colonial world. However, Fanon and Nandy¿s perspectives and arguments clash with each-other as much as they are in concordance. We will dwell on these resonances and dissonances that are produced in reading Fanon and Nandy side-by-side, and we will use them as inspirations to critically inquire into contemporary global issues. Through these exercises we will also consider the extent to which, and the ways in which, our understandings of global order might need to be decolonised.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Democracy: Modern History HST7305 Semester 1 7 No

Democracy: Modern

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Richard Bourke
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm

Democracy in action: the theory and practice of the 'politics of the people' Politics and International Relations POL375 Semester 1 6 Yes

Democracy in action: the theory and practice of the 'politics of the people'

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Clare Woodford
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Democracy is often understood as a set of institutions or governmental practices, but this module focuses on the other face of democracy that happens in the streets and cultural spaces: the enacting of democracy by the people. It examines the development of democratic theory and practice in tandem and will bring to the fore the theatrical nature of democratic action asking students to consider the nature of the relationship between theatricality and democracy as one of necessary dependency, simplification and distraction, or synergistic supplement.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm

Democracy in Plural Societies Politics and International Relations POLM014 Semester 2 7 No

Democracy in Plural Societies

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Brendan O'Duffy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to analyse the broad relationship between democratisation and ethno-national conflict. It assesses the success or failure of a variety of policy approaches taken by governments and international organisations to regulate, resolve or manage ethno-national conflict. Coercive policies such as expulsion, forced migration, 'ethnic cleansing' and genocide are compared and contrasted with more consensual policies such as negotiated secession, national self-determination and different forms of power-sharing.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm

Describing Prosody Languages Linguistics and Film LIN505 Semester 1 5 Yes

Describing Prosody

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Esther De Leeuw
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LIN400

This module aims to introduce students to the range of prosodic features found in human languages, and also to their systematicity. It will cover phonetic elements of prosody, such as pitch and duration, and how such elements influence, for example, the notion of stress and its relation to phonological structure. The module also aims to introduce students to intonational contours, tone languages, tempo and rhythm. As well as examining a range of languages (including but not limited to English) certain contrasting languages will be examined more closely as case studies. Much of the module will involve lab work with both impressionistic and instrumental analyses and students will have the opportunity to measure and annotate prosodic features with guidance and independently.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lab
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Description of Language Languages Linguistics and Film LLU7014 Semester 1 7 No

Description of Language

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Kathryn Richardson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Description of Language provides you with an overview of the nature and extent of linguistics and enables you to apply the systems of syntax, lexis, practical phonetics, and discourse to the language learning classroom. From your understanding of language, you then explore and evaluate the range of language learning materials and the sequencing of materials for language teaching and learning. The module allows you to apply your newly acquired knowledge of language and materials to the language learning classroom, both through micro-teaching with your peers, and through opportunities to observe language teaching in either English or another language.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Design and Build Project in Electronic Engineering Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS514U Semester 2 5 No

Design and Build Project in Electronic Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Robert Donnan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

A group project for second-year electronic engineering students to enable them to learn practical skills in solving engineering problems using electronics. Not open to Associate Students or students from other departments.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm

Design and Innovation Year 4 Major Design Project Engineering and Materials Science DEN419 Full year 7 No

Design and Innovation Year 4 Major Design Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Nobuoki Ohtani
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN327 and DEN329

Students will be engaged in a self-initiated project of some weight; evolving their own practice and producing new and meaningful design work. Students will be expected to produce design work, which is appropriately contextualised and also produced to high professional standard. The student will experience the critical decision making in the design development process and learn to synthesize knowledge and understanding gained from previous modules in design and engineering. They will also demonstrate project management skills and how creative design work is produced.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Design for Human Interaction Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS638U Semester 1 6 No

Design for Human Interaction

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Pat Healey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Technology can support new forms of human communication. Embodied robotics, virtual avatars and social software applications (e.g. Twitter, Facebook and Flikr) create new forms of human interaction and new social economies ('crowdsourcing', 'prosumers', 'GPL licensing'). This research-led course introduces psychological theories of human communication that help us to understand how technology can enrich and transform human interaction. It also introduces the tools and techniques necessary for a principled approach to the design and evaluation of such technology.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6

Design for Human Interaction Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS712D Semester 1 7 No

Design for Human Interaction

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Pat Healey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Developments in information technology have radically altered the nature of human communication. Spatial and temporal constraints on communication have been weakened or removed and new structures and forms of communication have developed. For some technologies, such as video conferencing, text messaging and online communities, the importance of understanding their effect on human communication is clear. However, even the success of 'individualistic' technologies, such as spreadsheets, can be shown to depend partly on their impact on patterns of interaction between people. Conversely, some technologies, such as videophones, that are specifically designed to enhance communication can sometimes make it worse. Currently, there is no accepted explanation of how technologies alter, and are altered by, the patterns and processes of human communication. Such an explanation is necessary for effective design of new technologies. This research led module explores these issues by introducing psychological theories of the nature of human communication and socio-historical perspectives on the development and impact of communication technologies. These models are applied to the analysis of new communications technologies and the effects of those technologies on communication patterns between individuals, groups and societies. A variety of different technologies are introduced ranging from systems for the support of tightly-coupled synchronous interactions through to large-scale shared workspaces for the support of extended collaborations. Detailed studies of the effects of different technologies on task performance, communication processes and user satisfaction are reviewed. Particular attention is paid to the notion of communicative success and to the development of metrics that can be used in assessing it. Frameworks for analysing the communicative properties of different media will be introduced as well as approaches to the analysis of communication in groups and organisations.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7

Design for Human Interaction Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS712P Semester 1 7 No

Design for Human Interaction

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Pat Healey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Developments in information technology have radically altered the nature of human communication. Spatial and temporal constraints on communication have been weakened or removed and new structures and forms of communication have developed. For some technologies, such as video conferencing, text messaging and online communities, the importance of understanding their effect on human communication is clear. However, even the success of 'individualistic' technologies, such as spreadsheets, can be shown to depend partly on their impact on patterns of interaction between people. Conversely, some technologies, such as videophones, that are specifically designed to enhance communication can sometimes make it worse. Currently, there is no accepted explanation of how technologies alter, and are altered by, the patterns and processes of human communication. Such an explanation is necessary for effective design of new technologies. This research led module explores these issues by introducing psychological theories of the nature of human communication and socio-historical perspectives on the development and impact of communication technologies. These models are applied to the analysis of new communications technologies and the effects of those technologies on communication patterns between individuals, groups and societies. A variety of different technologies are introduced ranging from systems for the support of tightly-coupled synchronous interactions through to large-scale shared workspaces for the support of extended collaborations. Detailed studies of the effects of different technologies on task performance, communication processes and user satisfaction are reviewed. Particular attention is paid to the notion of communicative success and to the development of metrics that can be used in assessing it. Frameworks for analysing the communicative properties of different media will be introduced as well as approaches to the analysis of communication in groups and organisations.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm

Design for Human Interaction Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS712U Semester 1 7 No

Design for Human Interaction

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Pat Healey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Developments in information technology have radically altered the nature of human communication. Spatial and temporal constraints on communication have been weakened or removed and new structures and forms of communication have developed. For some technologies, such as video conferencing, text messaging and online communities, the importance of understanding their effect on human communication is clear. However, even the success of 'individualistic' technologies, such as spreadsheets, can be shown to depend partly on their impact on patterns of interaction between people. Conversely, some technologies, such as videophones, that are specifically designed to enhance communication can sometimes make it worse. Currently, there is no accepted explanation of how technologies alter, and are altered by, the patterns and processes of human communication. Such an explanation is necessary for effective design of new technologies. This research led module explores these issues by introducing psychological theories of the nature of human communication and socio-historical perspectives on the development and impact of communication technologies. These models are applied to the analysis of new communications technologies and the effects of those technologies on communication patterns between individuals, groups and societies. A variety of different technologies are introduced ranging from systems for the support of tightly-coupled synchronous interactions through to large-scale shared workspaces for the support of extended collaborations. Detailed studies of the effects of different technologies on task performance, communication processes and user satisfaction are reviewed. Particular attention is paid to the notion of communicative success and to the development of metrics that can be used in assessing it. Frameworks for analysing the communicative properties of different media will be introduced as well as approaches to the analysis of communication in groups and organisations.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Design For Manufacture Engineering and Materials Science DEN5101 Semester 2 5 Yes

Design For Manufacture

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Raza Shah
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN4001 MAT4002 DEN5100

This module will examine how 3D CAE can be used to create detailed design drawings, create simple assemblies, manufacture prototypes, real parts and also how analytical models such as finite element analysis geometries can be used to evaluate designs. A wide range of different processing techniques such as moulding, forming, cutting, welding, turning and milling will be examined. Various different strategies such as failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) that can be used to evaluate the design risk, especially in areas with extensive legislation in place, to determine 'safe' design. The role of inspection and statistical process control techniques in ensuring a robust design and manufacturing process will be examined.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 6, 7, 8: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 6, 7, 8: Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 6, 7, 8: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 7: Tuesday 9 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 7: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 7: Thursday 9 am - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 10 am

Design of Experiments Mathematical Sciences MTH6116 Semester 2 6 Yes

Design of Experiments

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hugo Maruri-Aguilar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH6134

Experiments are carried out in all areas of business, industry, science and medicine. To obtain reliable information, the experiments must be carefully planned. This module introduces the statistical side of the design of experiments from consultation to interpretation.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 10 am
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 11 am

Designs and Copyright Law Law IPLC008 Full year 7 No

Designs and Copyright Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Jonathan Griffiths
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Copyright and Design for intending trade mark attorneys. Compulsory for those undertaking M2C1 PG Cert Trade Mark Law and Practice. Can be taken as an individual option for those undertaking individual modules under M1EP occasional/associate programme.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Monday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Thursday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Friday 10 am - 1 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Friday 1 pm - 5 pm

Desire and Society in Twentieth Century Catalan Literature Languages Linguistics and Film CAT201 Semester 1 5 Yes

Desire and Society in Twentieth Century Catalan Literature

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jordi Larios
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SML002 or HSP141. Introductory Catalan recommended.

This module aims to provide an overview of 20th Century Catalan literature, focusing on the crucial issue of the relationship between history, society and subjectivity. Through detailed analysis and discussion of a number of key texts by some of the most important Catalan writers, the module will explore issues such as the relationship between the individual and society; the construction of identity through gender, sexuality, class and nation; the desire for social, personal, and national emancipation; exile and political oppression; the modern and post-modern recycling of myth; the textualisation of illness. All texts are available in English and/or Spanish translation.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

Desk Study Geography GEG7305 Semester 2 7 No

Desk Study

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Kate Heppell
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module provides an opportunity for students to research and acquire in-depth knowledge of a contemporary environmental science issue or specialised area of environmental science not covered in the taught programme. Students select their own research topic, subject to consultation with and approval by the module organiser. Module supervision is provided on an individual basis by the most appropriate member of physical geography staff.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Developmental Biology and Cell Signalling Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS625 Semester 2 6 No

Developmental Biology and Cell Signalling

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Angelika Stollewerk
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SBS118 SBS009

Prerequisites: Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics (SBS118) or Human Molecular Biology (SBS009). This module covers genes in development including the specification of the body plan, head development and anterior-posterior development, and dorso-ventral patterning including mesoderm induction. Regulation of morphogenesis, growth and size control (apoptosis) is also covered. A range of model systems will be studied (Drosophila, nematode, Xenopus, Zebra fish, mouse, plants). Basic properties of the cell cycle including the universal cell cycle engine; checkpoints and feedback controls; cancer and feedback controls will also be studied. Other topics include hormones, and hormonal and paracrine regulation of cell signalling in specific endocrine regulated tissues, and the mechanisms underlying cell phenotype responses to physiological stimuli, tissue and organism integrative regulation. Perturbation of these functions in disease will be discussed.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm

Development Economics Economics and Finance ECN370 Semester 1 6 Yes

Development Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jose Albala-Bertrand
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECN206 ECN211

This module is concerned with the analysis of economic problems faced by developing countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America. It focuses, on the one hand, on the meaning, measurements and comparability of growth and development across countries (ie income per capita, income distribution and poverty) and, on the other, on the availability and characteristics of resources (ie labour, land, capital, savings), and the problems with their use in the context of developing countries vis-a-vis OECD countries. The above is presented in the analytic context of (historical) alternative development models and globalisation issues. Although the module does not demand advanced mathematics it does require the use of some mathematics and a fair amount of reading. Prerequisite: ECN206, ECN211.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm

DH Lawrence: Controversy and Legacy English and Drama ESH381 Semester 1 6 Yes

DH Lawrence: Controversy and Legacy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Suzanne Hobson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The shadow cast by D.H. Lawrence over the history and study of literature in the 20th century is a long one. In his own lifetime, he engaged both positively and negatively with some of the most fashionable literary and intellectual currents of the day (he was, for example, both a Modernist and a Georgian poet, a Nietzschean and a critic of war, an Anti-Imperialist and a Primitivist). After his death, his writings were claimed for tradition of working-class writing in England, both for and against feminist campaigns against the suppression of female sexuality and for a new 'postcolonial' approach to early twentieth-century texts. Most famously the 'Lady Chatterley' trial in 1960 gained iconic significance as the event that marked the beginning of a new period of sexual freedom. This module aims to reconsider Lawrence's writings in the light of this history of rediscovery and controversy. It takes seriously (and where necessary not so seriously) Lawrence's claims to be a poet and a thinker, reading his philosophical writings alongside two of his models, Nietzsche and Schopenhauer, and traces the important shifts in his fiction writing from the early provincial stories to the later 'leadership' novels. It looks at influential responses to Lawrence in the 1950s and 60s and considers what these responses might reveal about how literary legacies are shaped and how this changes the way we read Lawrence's texts in the present.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Differential and Integral Analysis Mathematical Sciences MTH5105 Semester 2 5 Yes

Differential and Integral Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Thomas Mueller
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH5104

This module provides a rigorous basis for differential and integral calculus.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am

Differential Equations Mathematical Sciences MTH5123 Semester 2 5 Yes

Differential Equations

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Yan Fyodorov
Overlap: MTH4102
Prerequisite: MTH4101 MTH5112

Differential equations frequently arise in application of mathematics to science, engineering , social science and economics. This module provides an introduction to the methods of analysis and solution of simple classes of ordinary differential equations. The topics covered will include first- and second-order differential equations, autonomous systems of differential equations and analysis of stability of their solutions.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 7: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm

Digital Arts Documentary Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS748D Semester 2 7 No

Digital Arts Documentary

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Richard Kelly
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module focuses on the technical, creative and critical skills needed to produce a professional quality documentary. It introduces contemporary studio production techniques including digital recording and editing. Students, working in groups of three, will research and produce an arts-based video documentary of 12-15 minutes in length. This work will be a content-based research output which either itself implements an innovative digital production technique or reflects and explores an area of contemporary digital production practice.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Practical
Level: 7

Digital Arts Documentary Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS748P Semester 2 7 No

Digital Arts Documentary

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Richard Kelly
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module focuses on the technical, creative and critical skills needed to produce a professional quality documentary. It introduces contemporary studio production techniques including digital recording and editing. Students, working in groups of three, will research and produce an arts-based video documentary of 12-15 minutes in length. This work will be a content-based research output which either itself implements an innovative digital production technique or reflects and explores an area of contemporary digital production practice.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Practical
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 6 pm

Digital Audio Effects Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS623U Semester 2 7 No

Digital Audio Effects

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joshua Reiss
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module covers the entire field of digital audio effects, including some depth in the subfields and related subjects. It is concerned with the use of digital signal processing and its applications to the creation or modification of sounds and sound effects. It explains what can be done in the digital processing of sounds in the form of computer algorithms and sound examples resulting from these transformations. It describes signal processing concepts and software implementations, as well as advances in filters, delays, modulators, and time-frequency processing of sound. It primarily covers time-domain, non- linear, time-segment, time-frequency, source-filter, spectral, bitstream signal processing, spatial effects, time and frequency warping, and the control of audio effects.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm

Digital Audio Effects Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS730D Semester 2 7 No

Digital Audio Effects

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joshua Reiss
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module covers the entire field of digital audio effects, including some depth in the subfields and related subjects. It is concerned with the use of digital signal processing and its applications to the creation or modification of sounds and sound effects. It explains what can be done in the digital processing of sounds in the form of computer algorithms and sound examples resulting from these transformations. It describes signal processing concepts and software implementations, as well as advances in filters, delays, modulators, and time-frequency processing of sound. It primarily covers time-domain, non- linear, time-segment, time-frequency, source-filter, spectral, bitstream signal processing, spatial effects, time and frequency warping, and the control of audio effects.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm

Digital Audio Effects Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS730P Semester 2 7 No

Digital Audio Effects

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joshua Reiss
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module covers the entire field of digital audio effects, including some depth in the subfields and related subjects. It is concerned with the use of digital signal processing and its applications to the creation or modification of sounds and sound effects. It explains what can be done in the digital processing of sounds in the form of computer algorithms and sound examples resulting from these transformations. It describes signal processing concepts and software implementations, as well as advances in filters, delays, modulators, and time-frequency processing of sound. It primarily covers time-domain, non- linear, time-segment, time-frequency, source-filter, spectral, bitstream signal processing, spatial effects, time and frequency warping, and the control of audio effects.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm

Digital Circuit Design Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS412U Semester 1 4 No

Digital Circuit Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Athen Ho Ma
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module covers: Number Systems and Codes; Boolean Algebra and Basic Logic Functions; MAP minimisation; Combinational Logic; Synchronous Sequential Logic; VHDL

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am - 11 am

Digital Electronics Engineering and Materials Science MELM004 Semester 2 7 No

Digital Electronics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Frederico Carpi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to provide a thorough introduction to digital electronics, the art of digital circuit design and the importance of such techniques within medical electronics.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9, 10: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm

Digital Media and Social Networks Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS637U Semester 2 6 No

Digital Media and Social Networks

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hamed Haddadi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Online Social Networks (OSN)
Characteristics of OSNs
Basic Graph Theory
Small World Phenomenon
Information propagation on OSNs
Influence and Content Recommendation
Sentiment Analysis in Social Media
Privacy and ethics

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm

Digital Media and Social Networks Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS757D Semester 1 7 No

Digital Media and Social Networks

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hamed Haddadi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Online Social Networks (OSN)
Characteristics of OSNs
Basic Graph Theory
Small World Phenomenon
Information propagation on OSNs
Influence and Content Recommendation
Sentiment Analysis in Social Media
Privacy and ethics

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Digital Media and Social Networks Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS757P Semester 2 7 No

Digital Media and Social Networks

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hamed Haddadi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Online Social Networks (OSN)
Characteristics of OSNs
Basic Graph Theory
Small World Phenomenon
Information propagation on OSNs
Influence and Content Recommendation
Sentiment Analysis in Social Media
Privacy and ethics

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm

Digital Media and Social Networks Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS757U Semester 2 7 No

Digital Media and Social Networks

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hamed Haddadi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Online Social Networks (OSN)
Characteristics of OSNs
Basic Graph Theory
Small World Phenomenon
Information propagation on OSNs
Influence and Content Recommendation
Sentiment Analysis in Social Media
Privacy and ethics

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Digital Signal Processing Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS602U Semester 1 6 No

Digital Signal Processing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maged Elkashlan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This is a Level 6 module, which builds upon the signal processing theory introduced in ELE374, Signals and Systems Theory. The main part of the module covers the theory of digital signal processing techniques and digital filter design. The module concludes with an examination of some applications of digital signal processing.

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Coursework
Level: 6

Digital Signal Processing Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ELE502 Semester 1 6 Yes

Digital Signal Processing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matthias Mauch
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ELE374

This is a Level 6 module, which builds upon the signal processing theory introduced in ELE374, Signals and Systems Theory. The main part of the module covers the theory of digital signal processing techniques and digital filter design. The module concludes with an examination of some applications of digital signal processing.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6

Digital Worlds: Cartography, GIS and Modelling Geography GEG5202 Full year 5 No

Digital Worlds: Cartography, GIS and Modelling

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Sven Lukas
Overlap: GEG5102
Prerequisite: GEG4208

This module will build on existing mapping and surveying techniques introduced in GEG4208. It will consist of three connected blocks of teaching centred on digital techniques that all represent key skills in Physical Geography: Digital cartography and remote sensing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and numerical modelling approaches. Lectures will introduce the theories underlying each of these blocks, and laboratory practicals will be used to provide ¿hands-on¿ experience of key software packages and the handling of digital data. Seminar presentations will be used to test the understanding of the subject matter and to discuss key issues in each of the three blocks.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 90.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 10: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 11 am

Directing Drama Languages Linguistics and Film FLM204 Semester 1 5 No

Directing Drama

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Eugene Doyen
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Enrolment on Single Honours Film Studies

Directing Drama is an optional module at level 5 for students taking BA Hons Film Studies. (It is not available to joint Honours Film students.) The module involves developing a practical understanding of and the ability to apply skills related to preparing a script for performance, casting, rehearsing, directing actors on set and blocking techniques for performance.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Workshop
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Discrete Mathematics [Foundation] Science and Engineering Foundation Programme SEF015 Semester 2 3 Yes

Discrete Mathematics [Foundation]

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Thomas Mueller
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SEF026

This module introduces students to arithmetic beyond the integers and rational numbers: modulo arithmetic, and the arithmetic of polynomials, matrices, logical propositions and sets. Applications of these concepts in prepositional logic, relational algebra and graph theory will also be covered. Prerequisite: SEF026 Essential Foundation Mathematical Skills

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Discrete Mathematics [Foundation] Science and Engineering Foundation Programme SEJ015 Semester 3 3 No

Discrete Mathematics [Foundation]

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Thomas Mueller
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces students to arithmetic beyond the integers and rational numbers: modulo arithmetic, and the arithmetic of polynomials, matrices, logical propositions and sets. Applications of these concepts in prepositional logic, relational algebra and graph theory will also be covered. Prerequisite: SEJ026 Essential Foundation Mathematical Skills

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 3

Disraeli, Democracy and Empire History HST5308 Semester 1 5 Yes

Disraeli, Democracy and Empire

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Brooks
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will examine half a century of British history, essentially between the first and third parliamentary reform acts of 1832 and 1884-5 respectively. Partly by focussing on Disraeli's own career, it will consider key developments for this country in terms both of domestic politics and of imperial and international affairs. Particular attention will be given to Chartism, the repeal of the Corn Laws, the Crimean war, the Indian mutiny, the second parliamentary reform act and Disraeli's second ministry of 1874-80.

Suggested reading:
Shannon, R., Gladstone: Heroic Minister 1865-1898 (1999)
Lyons, F. S. L., Charles Stewart Parnell (1977)

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm

Dissertation English and Drama PFRM027 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Kimberley Solga
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This independent research project culminates in a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words. Working with the support of a supervisor, students pursue their own independent investigation of the theory and practice of performance. Research development is also encouraged by a dissertation colloquium in late May/early June, in which students present their research in progress and receive feedback from academic staff and other graduate students. Recent dissertation topics have included studies of illness and performance, performance and second language acquisition, the performance of rural spaces and identities, contemporary performance and relational aesthetics, circus performance in Victorian Britain, cultural value and performance and performance and social conflict.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation Business and Management BUSM003 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Mike Noon
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The dissertation forms an important part of the assessment of the MSc Programmes, carrying a weighting of four modules i.e. one third of the entire Programme. The dissertation requires a demonstration of ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. As such, the process should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication. Students will be required to conduct an investigation of an issue relevant to the content of the Programme of which it forms a component, under the supervision of a member of staff.

The dissertation will normally address the following objectives:
1. To prepare a research proposal, including preliminary research questions
2. To construct a plan for a research project investigation of the area of enquiry
3. To review specific literature on issues relating to the selected area of enquiry
4. To adapt, modify or confirm research questions in light of the literature review
5. To select and justify an appropriate research design
6. To select and employ suitable methods/techniques to investigate the questions
7. To analyse any data collected
8. Finally, to write a report covering an introduction, a review of the relevant literature, the research questions, an explanation and justification of the design, a description of the conduct and analysis of the research, and a discussion of the findings in relating to the literature and methodological issues, drawing insights and/or conclusions.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation Engineering and Materials Science MTRM004 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

Credits: 105.0
Contact: Dr Steven Dunn
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

A 105 credit project specific to MRes programmes of study. The project is undertaken over a full calendar year and researches a materials topic in depth and is associated with an academic staff member's research.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation Biological and Chemical Sciences SBSM016 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Jon Grey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This is typically a novel piece of research, often involving field sampling, experimentation, laboratory work, and data analysis. While projects are offered to students we also encourage them to design their own study. The diversity of expertise of lecturers involved with the programme means that good supervision can be found for a broad range of studies in freshwater and coastal environments. Many of the projects that are advertised each year are funded via post-doctoral or PhD student research grants, and some are linked with external organisations such as CEH, the EA and other universities.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation Politics and International Relations POLM017 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Robbie Shilliam
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The Masters' Dissertation is an independent programme of study of an approved topic within the field of Politics completed over the summer months (May-August) of your degree programme. It is a compulsory element of your degree amounting to sixty credits (providing one-third of the credits for your degree). It is designed to enable students to undertake independent research and, through this, allow them to develop a specialised knowledge in an area of the Politics discipline which is of particular interest to them. Thus, it may draw upon, and develop an existing topic or issue associated with a module that they have studied in the earlier part of their programme, or emerge out of a student's specific research interest in an area not covered by other module modules. Although the dissertation is meant to be an exercise in independent research and writing, each student will be offered guidance and support through the assigning of a supervisor within the department who will oversee the progress of the dissertation.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation Economics and Finance ECOM024 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Leone Leonida
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 6 pm - 7 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 7 pm - 9 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm

Dissertation Geography GEG7402 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Jane Wills
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will involve students completing a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic related to community organising. This can be either (1) a humanities-style thesis that scrutinises key ideas in relation to their deployment by broad-based community organisations (including the use of secondary data, and if appropriate, some original empirical material); (2) a social sciences-style thesis that sets out to answer a number of research questions pertinent to the work of broad-based community organisations through the acquisition of original research data; or (3) an action research project that is based on a collective project with members of a community organisation whereby the group focuses on a particular topic and devises their own methods for collecting data with the support and assistance of the student. In this case, students will write up the action research work that was undertaken and reflect on the experience as well as the results. Students will meet an academic supervisor once a month from January to July for support in planning, executing and completing the dissertation.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation Law LAW6035 Full year 6 No

Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Eric Heinze
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The content of the dissertation is determined by the student, with limited guidance by a supervisor.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 6

Dissertation Economics and Finance ECOM075 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Andrea Carriero
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation English and Drama ESH7000 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The dissertation offers students an opportunity to develop and demonstrate their research and writing skills while engaging with a topic suggested by their work on the core and option modules. It provides a preparation for doctoral research. The research topic must be feasible, academically sound, and related to the concerns of the programme. The dissertation must develop an appropriate research methodology and demonstrate an advanced understanding of historical and/or theoretical issues. It must also demonstrate an ability to analyse and present complex evidence and to shape and sustain a coherent, persuasive critical argument at masters level. It must observe appropriate stylistic and bibliographic conventions.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation Law CCDD007 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Prof Loukas Mistelis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Write a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic area with in either Arbitration or Mediation.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation Languages Linguistics and Film SMLM005 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation (Aquatic Ecology by Research) Biological and Chemical Sciences SBCM003 Full year 7 No

Dissertation (Aquatic Ecology by Research)

Credits: 135.0
Contact: Dr Jon Grey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The dissertation is a substantial piece of original research involving empirical laboratory and / or field-based studies. Students will be encouraged to choose a project from a diverse range of subjects closely aligned to existing cutting edge research programmes in the Aquatic Ecology research groups of SBCS. Some may have ties to external agencies such as the Environment Agency. Projects will involve a substantial component of lab and / or field data collection.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 30.0% Coursework, 60.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation (Aquatic Ecology by Research) Biological and Chemical Sciences SBCM003 Full year 7 No

Dissertation (Aquatic Ecology by Research)

Credits: 135.0
Contact: Dr Jon Grey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The dissertation is a substantial piece of original research involving empirical laboratory and / or field-based studies. Students will be encouraged to choose a project from a diverse range of subjects closely aligned to existing cutting edge research programmes in the Aquatic Ecology research groups of SBCS. Some may have ties to external agencies such as the Environment Agency. Projects will involve a substantial component of lab and / or field data collection.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 30.0% Coursework, 60.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation 15,000 Words Geography GEG7107 Full year 7 No

Dissertation 15,000 Words

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Alastair Owens
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module provides an opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of original research on a subject that directly relates to your interests within geography. Following a period of consultation with your supervisor you will develop a topic that relates to your studies and then be given the skills to conduct detailed theoretical and empirical research on that topic. The research may include quantitative or qualitative approaches and include fieldwork and archival research.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation 22,500 Words Geography GEG7118 Full year 7 No

Dissertation 22,500 Words

Credits: 90.0
Contact: Prof Cathy Mcilwaine
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module provides an opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of original research on a subject that directly relates to your interests within geography. Following a period of consultation with your supervisor you will develop a topic that relates to your studies and then be given the skills to conduct detailed theoretical and empirical research on that topic. The research may include quantitative or qualitative approaches and include fieldwork and archival research.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation for Accounting and Finance Business and Management BUSM066 Full year 7 No

Dissertation for Accounting and Finance

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Sukhvinder Sian
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The dissertation forms an important part of the assessment of the MSc Programmes, carrying a weighting of four modules i.e. one third of the entire Programme. The dissertation requires a demonstration of ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. As such, the process should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication.

You will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor.
Students undertaking a dissertation based on qualitative methods within the School of Business and Management are required to attend Qualitative Research Methods Workshops in Semester 2.

Students undertaking a dissertation within the School of Economics are required to attend Data Analysis for Research classes will take place throughout Semester 2

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9, 10: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm

Dissertation in Banking and Finance Law Law QLLM210 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in Banking and Finance Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Ms Angie Raymond
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Dissertation within the legal field: Banking and Finance Law

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in Linguistics Languages Linguistics and Film LIN7006 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in Linguistics

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Erez Lev-On
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

During this module, students (in coordination with a supervisor) will select a topic for advanced study; collect and analyze data to adequately address the chosen topic; and write a 15,000 word dissertation. Through the dissertation, students will synthesize various aspects of the knowledge they will have obtained through the degree and demonstrate their ability to conduct and present high quality original research.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation - MA European Jewish History History HST7606 Full year 7 No

Dissertation - MA European Jewish History

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Daniel Wildmann
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The dissertation for the MA in MA European Jewish History is worth 60 credits and should be a maximum of 15,000 words. It is undertaken by independent research on a topic formulated in consultation with your adviser, with in-put, as required, from module options teachers. Your topic is formulated early in Semester Two, with titles and brief outlines submitted in March. You are then assigned to an appropriate supervisor. Students are able to discuss plans and drafts with their supervisor in a minimum of three supervision meetings arranged between the beginning of the exam period and the end of June. Tuition takes the form of one-to-one supervision.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation - MA History History HST7605 Full year 7 No

Dissertation - MA History

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Christina Von Hodenberg
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The dissertation for the MA in History is worth 60 credits and should be a maximum of 15,000 words. It is undertaken by independent research on a topic formulated in consultation with your adviser, with in-put, as required, from module options teachers. Your topic is formulated early in Semester Two, with titles and brief outlines submitted in March. You are then assigned to an appropriate supervisor. Students are able to discuss plans and drafts with their supervisor in a minimum of three supervision meetings arranged between the beginning of the exam period and the end of June. Tuition takes the form of one-to-one supervision.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation - MA History of Political Thought and Intellectual History History HST7603 Full year 7 No

Dissertation - MA History of Political Thought and Intellectual History

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Richard Bourke
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The dissertation for the MA in the History of Political Thought and Intellectual History is worth 60 credits and should be a maximum of 12,000 words. It is undertaken by independent research on a topic formulated in consultation with your adviser, with in-put, as required, from module options teachers. Your topic is formulated early in Semester Two, with titles and brief outlines submitted in March. You are then assigned to an appropriate supervisor. Students are able to discuss plans and drafts with their supervisor in a minimum of three supervision meetings arranged between the beginning of the exam period and the end of June. Tuition takes the form of one-to-one supervision.

For HST7604, Dissertation - MA Islam and the West the text should be:

The dissertation for the MA in Islam and the West is worth 60 credits and should be a maximum of 15,000 words. It is undertaken by independent research on a topic formulated in consultation with your adviser, with in-put, as required, from module options teachers. Your topic is formulated early in Semester Two, with titles and brief outlines submitted in March. You are then assigned to an appropriate supervisor. Students are able to discuss plans and drafts with their supervisor in a minimum of three supervision meetings arranged between the beginning of the exam period and the end of June. Tuition takes the form of one-to-one supervision.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation - MA Islam and the West History HST7604 Full year 7 No

Dissertation - MA Islam and the West

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Thomas Asbridge
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The dissertation for the MA in Islam and the West is worth 60 credits and should be a maximum of 15,000 words. It is undertaken by independent research on a topic formulated in consultation with your adviser, with in-put, as required, from module options teachers. Your topic is formulated early in Semester Two, with titles and brief outlines submitted in March. You are then assigned to an appropriate supervisor. Students are able to discuss plans and drafts with their supervisor in a minimum of three supervision meetings arranged between the beginning of the exam period and the end of June. Tuition takes the form of one-to-one supervision.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation - MA Modern and Contemporary British History History HST7601 Full year 7 No

Dissertation - MA Modern and Contemporary British History

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr James Ellison
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The dissertation for the MA in Modern and Contemporary British History is worth 60 credits and should be a maximum of 15,000 words. It is undertaken by independent research on a topic formulated in consultation with your adviser, with in-put, as required, from module options teachers. Your topic is formulated early in Semester Two, with titles and brief outlines submitted in March. You are then assigned to an appropriate supervisor. Students are able to discuss plans and drafts with their supervisor in a minimum of three supervision meetings arranged between the beginning of the exam period and the end of June. Tuition takes the form of one-to-one supervision.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation - MPA Business and Management BUSM083 Full year 7 No

Dissertation - MPA

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Perri 6
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The dissertation provides students with an opportunity to carry out independent research into a topic of their choice related to the aims of the MPA, subject to guidance from the dissertation supervisor. Each student will be required to have a registered dissertation topic and have been allocated a supervisor by the middle of the spring semester. NB. Students are prepared for the dissertation by taking the compulsory MPA module entitled ""Policy evaluation and research methods"" which includes lectures and classes on research design and methods. Additional methods support may be provided by dissertation supervisors in this module as required.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 6 pm - 7 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 4 pm - 5 pm

Dissertation Proseminar Languages Linguistics and Film LIN7005 Semester 2 7 No

Dissertation Proseminar

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Anita Szakay
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Research at postgraduate level places special demands on the developing researcher, for which appropriate training is needed. The two primary goals of this module are to prepare students for the practical challenges of postgraduate research (including the development of a research question/agenda, advanced library research, ethics and practical dimensions of research collection, outlining and writing a dissertation, abstract-writing, oral presentation, and other related skills) and to initiate students into specialised research in their chosen dissertation area. The first part of the module (before reading week) will cover core, generic postgraduate training for all students on the MA, taught through group sessions. The second part of the module (after reading week) will require students to apply this knowledge (as well as knowledge from core modules in Semester 1) to their chosen area of research by pursuing independent reading and research towards their potential dissertation topics (to be completed during the summer term), taught through individual meetings with supervisors.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Distributed Systems and Security Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS608U Semester 1 6 Yes

Distributed Systems and Security

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Graham White
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

In this module we cover the basic technical elements of distributed systems, with a focus on basic technologies for security in distributed computing because of their technical and social significance. Concretely we discuss fundamental characteristics of distributed systems, including: openness, geographic distribution, heterogeneity, communication delay and failure; key elements for networking and internetworking, including: layered protocols (centring on the TCP/IP protocol suit), addressing and routing, naming service; server-client models, remote procedure calls (RPC) and remote method invocation (RMI), taking Java and CORBA as examples; basic ideas of distributed file service, including basic architecture/mechanisms, name space management, cache management and concurrency control; and finally models and mechanisms of security, in particular fundamental ideas of security, symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, authentication mechanisms, basic cryptographic protocols and algorithms, protection domains, access control, firewall, and real-world examples of security including web commerce and Kerberos.

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 1 pm - 3 pm

Distributed Systems and Security Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS760D Semester 1 7 No

Distributed Systems and Security

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Graham White
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

In this module we shall cover the basic technical elements of distributed systems, with a focus on basic technologies for security in distributed computing because of their technical and social significance. Concretely we discuss fundamental characteristics of distributed systems, including: openness, geographic distribution, heterogeneity, communication delay and failure; key elements for networking and internetworking, including: layered protocols (centring on the TCP/IP protocol suit), addressing and routing, naming service; server-client models, remote procedure calls (RPC) and remote method invocation (RMI), taking Java and CORBA as examples; basic ideas of distributed file service and distributed transaction, including basic architecture/mechanisms, name space management, cache management and concurrency control; and finally models and mechanisms of security, in particular fundamental ideas of security, symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, authentication mechanisms, basic cryptographic protocols and algorithms, protection domains, access control, firewall, and real-world examples of security including web.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7

Distributed Systems and Security Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS760P Semester 1 7 No

Distributed Systems and Security

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Graham White
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

In this module we shall cover the basic technical elements of distributed systems, with a focus on basic technologies for security in distributed computing because of their technical and social significance. Concretely we discuss fundamental characteristics of distributed systems, including: openness, geographic distribution, heterogeneity, communication delay and failure; key elements for networking and internetworking, including: layered protocols (centring on the TCP/IP protocol suit), addressing and routing, naming service; server-client models, remote procedure calls (RPC) and remote method invocation (RMI), taking Java and CORBA as examples; basic ideas of distributed file service and distributed transaction, including basic architecture/mechanisms, name space management, cache management and concurrency control; and finally models and mechanisms of security, in particular fundamental ideas of security, symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, authentication mechanisms, basic cryptographic protocols and algorithms, protection domains, access control, firewall, and real-world examples of security including web.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm

Diversity and Ecology Science and Engineering Foundation Programme SEF033 Semester 2 3 Yes

Diversity and Ecology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alan Mcelligott
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SEF031

This module is designed to introduce you to the basic principles of evolution and to develop an appreciation of the dynamic nature of ecological systems. It is particularly suitable for students who wish to study Ecology, Zoology, Marine and Freshwater Biology, Genetics, and Biology.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 16: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 10: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Documentary Film - Theory and Practice Languages Linguistics and Film SML7050 Semester 1 7 No

Documentary Film - Theory and Practice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Athena Mandis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Documentary in its simplest of forms is a recording of an act. The film camera is first and foremost a recording instrument, whether it captures 'life caught unawares' or a fictional scenario. This module examines the history of 'non-fiction' filmmaking in the 20th and 21 st century through the understanding of documentary styles and genre. Political, social, ethical and historical issues will be addressed through the engagement of theory and practice.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Practical
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Film Screening
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

Documentary Production Project Languages Linguistics and Film SML7053 Semester 2 7 No

Documentary Production Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Anat Pick
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This is an elective/optional module for the MA in Documentary Practice. Utilising knowledge and research skills developed in the first semester core module Documentary Film: Theory and Practice SML7 050, students taking the Documentary Production Project will independently research a documentary topic and from this produce and complete a 23 minute documentary production. Assessment will be based on the documentary production project and on a research report that accounts for the research methodology and the resulting form and style of the completed production.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Practical
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Office
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 1 pm

Dramaturgy and Translation English and Drama DRA306 Semester 1 6 Yes

Dramaturgy and Translation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contacts - Drama
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to investigate key questions around the areas of theatre writing, adaptation and translation through practical application. In the first half of the semester, issues around the cultural and linguistic transfer and relocation of dramatic material will be explored as you work both individually and in groups on dramaturgical projects. The second half of the semester will allow for you to begin work on your own play/translation/adaptation, providing the space for scenes to be revised as they are read and presented within a laboratory environment. You will be encouraged to locate and read a variety of new plays as well as neglected pieces from earlier this century in the hope of sharpening your evaluation and critical skills and of introducing you to as wide a body of international writing as possible.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Student-led teaching
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am - 2 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am - 1 pm

Drug Design and Development Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC400 Semester 2 7 No

Drug Design and Development

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Marina Resmini
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SBC703 essential

This module is designed for students in the fourth year of the F152 MSci programme in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and will be offered as an option. Pre-requisite 18 modules passed in F152. The aim of the module is to introduce you to the approaches currently employed in the pharmaceutical industry for drug discovery and development using a number of recent case studies as exemplars. The module will introduce you to the physical and chemical approaches used in the design and development of new drugs and will make them aware of the physiological/pharmacological issues that need to be considered before a drug can be used clinically.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 9, 11, 16: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Drug Design and Development Biological and Chemical Sciences CHEM400 Semester 2 7 No

Drug Design and Development

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Marina Resmini
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The aim of the module is to focus on drug discovery and development using a number of case studies and the most recent advances in the pharmaceutical chemistry approaches. At the end of this module students should be able to discuss the physical and chemical approaches to the design and development of new drugs and be aware of the physiological/pharmacological issues that need to be considered before a drug can be used clinically.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7

Dynamical Systems Mathematical Sciences MTH744P Semester 1 7 No

Dynamical Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Franco Vivaldi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

A dynamical system is any system which evolves over time according to some pre-determined rule. The goal of dynamical systems theory is to understand this evolution. For example: fix your favourite function f from the unit interval to itself (for example cos(x)); now choose some point x(0) in the interval, and define x(1)=f(x), x(2)=f(f(x)), etc (i.e. x(n) is the result of applying the function f to the point x(0) n times). How does the sequence of points x(n) behave as n tends to infinity? How does this behaviour change if we choose a different initial point x(0)? What if we investigate a system which evolves continuously over time? Dynamical systems theory seeks to answer such questions. The more interesting systems are the 'chaotic' ones, where varying the initial point x(0) leads to very different behaviour of the sequence x(n).

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 9 am - 11 am

Dynamical Systems Mathematical Sciences MTH744U Semester 1 7 Yes

Dynamical Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Franco Vivaldi
Overlap: "MAS424, MTH715
Prerequisite: Appropriate level-6 mathematical background; consult the module organiser for details

A dynamical system is any system which evolves over time according to some pre-determined rule. The goal of dynamical systems theory is to understand this evolution. For example: fix your favourite function f from the unit interval to itself (for example cos(x)); now choose some point x(0) in the interval, and define x(1)=f(x), x(2)=f(f(x)), etc (i.e. x(n) is the result of applying the function f to the point x(0) n times). How does the sequence of points x(n) behave as n tends to infinity? How does this behaviour change if we choose a different initial point x(0)? What if we investigate a system which evolves continuously over time? Dynamical systems theory seeks to answer such questions. The more interesting systems are the 'chaotic' ones, where varying the initial point x(0) leads to very different behaviour of the sequence x(n).

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 9 am - 11 am

Dynamic Models of Engineering Systems Engineering and Materials Science DEN5108 Semester 1 5 Yes

Dynamic Models of Engineering Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Henri Huijberts
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN4121 DEN4108

This module introduces techniques to model and analyse the behaviour of dynamic systems encountered in Engineering practice. It studies plane kinematics of rigid bodies, the modelling of one- and two-degree-of-freedom mechanical systems using energy-based methods, vibrations of mainly two-degree-of-freedom mechanical systems and introduces the modelling and analysis of dynamic systems using partial differential equations.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 10 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm

Early Modern Archival Skills English and Drama ESH7704 Full year 7 No

Early Modern Archival Skills

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Robert Ellis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This course provides students with the skills necessary for scholarly archival research. In the first semester students are introduced to manuscript materials. They learn how to access these documents and how to read, transcribe and interpret them. In the second semester the focus shifts from manuscript archives to the early modern printed book. Students learn how to use research libraries, construct scholarly bibliographies and footnotes, analyse and describe early modern books and finally obtain the skills involved in the critical editing of printed texts.

Assessment: 100.0% Final Mark
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Early Modern Art in the Twentieth Century, 1900-1950 History HST5309 Semester 1 5 Yes

Early Modern Art in the Twentieth Century, 1900-1950

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Giovanni Aloi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Cezanne is considered today as being of enormous importance to the development of modern art. His geometrized landscapes and still life paintings inspired Picasso and Braque to develop Cubism, one of the most influential 20th century avant-garde art movements that revolutionized European painting and sculpture.

Change was fast and intense at the beginning of the century. The world was being transformed by a flood of new inventions and new concepts: movies and radio, assembly lines and suburbs, comic strips, psychoanalysis; a scientific utopia which promised a never ending and perfect life. The module will focus on how these changes were captured and addressed in the works of key avant-garde movements like Dada, Futurism, Surrealism, Bauhaus and Abstract Art that so strongly marked the artistic directions of the period.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm

Early Modern Contexts English and Drama ESH7706 Semester 1 7 No

Early Modern Contexts

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contacts - English
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to equip students with conceptual and practical awareness of interdisciplinary research in medieval and early modern studies in the period 1300-1700. This will involve understanding texts and materials across cultures, media and disciplines. Though the emphasis is on reading and habits of reading, we shall also consider how contemporary communities engaged with a variety of cultural practices, and attended to performance and spectacle across literary, visual and material media.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm

Early Modern Drama and Social Process I English and Drama ESH258 Full year 5 No

Early Modern Drama and Social Process I

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Warren Boutcher
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This double-unit module is intended primarily for second year students who benefitted from ESH101 Shakespeare in the first year, and who wish to continue their exploration of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in a multimedia learning environment. It is also particularly suitable for joint honours English and Drama, and English and History students. Each semester begins with a modern play, and with modern anthropological studies of particular social processes, using them as a way into a series of plays by Shakespeare and other dramatists. The first semester begins with the American writer Arthur Miller's The Crucible (1953), and with studies of witchcraft accusations, before moving on to plays such as Shakespeare's Macbeth, Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, and Dekker, Ford and Rowley's The Witch of Edmonton.
The second semester begins with the Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman (1975), and with studies of mourning and funeral rituals, before assessing plays such as Shakespeare's Hamlet and Titus, and Tourneur's The Atheist&s Tragedy. Students will work in small seminar groups of 5 students. The module will be taught in two-week blocks each dealing with one play and one piece of secondary reading: in the first week a lecture and lecture-discussion; in the second week a threehour seminar (bringing all the small groups together) on the same text. All teaching in lectures and seminars will be delivered by the module convenor. Students will have access to a WebCT6 course area, where they will submit assignments, and access course materials and communication tools. Students who wish to take this module, and who are interested in studying further plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, can also register for the additional single unit that runs in parallel (ESH259 Early Modern Drama and Social Process 1: Further Study).

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm

Early Modern Fantasies English and Drama ESH360 Semester 2 6 Yes

Early Modern Fantasies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Andrea Brady
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will introduce students to the fantastic worlds of early modern Europe. We will read a variety of canonical and popular texts, examine art works and consider how history, geography, scientific experiment and religious belief was infused with fantasy and fiction in this period. The module is designed to encourage creative and independent research of an interdisciplinary nature. It builds on the historical knowledge developed at levels 1 and 2, but offers a new perspective on the early modern works of the imagination. It will also encourage students to think again about our own contemporary context, by revealing how blurred the line between fantasy and reality, fiction and scientific fact often was in the Renaissance. Topics of study may include, but are not limited to, the following: fantasies of style; fantastic voyages and brave new worlds; religious fervours: new ways of imagining God; scientific fictions I: alchemy, chemistry, and the wondrous new science; science fictions II: ghosts, demons and witches as scientific specimens; cabinets of curiosities; sexual fantasies: gender and desire; political fantasies; wonders and portents; theatrical fantasies.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 90.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Earth Surface Science Geography GEG4209 Semester 1 4 Yes

Earth Surface Science

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Simon Carr
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

What makes planet Earth so remarkable? Our planet is shaped by many interacting environmental systems operating from atomic through to global scales. Understanding the science of these systems is central to developing an advanced knowledge of the physical environment. This module explores fundamental Earth surface systems (e.g. tectonics, atmosphere & oceans, landscape development, climate change), focusing on core concepts, processes, their significance within a broader environmental context and their relevance to the human species.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Earth System Cycles Geography GEG5203 Full year 5 Yes

Earth System Cycles

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Lisa Belyea
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: GEG4208

The module takes an integrative approach to the understanding of material cycles that are fundamental to the functioning of the Earth system: the hydrological cycle, the carbon cycle, nutrient cycles, and cycles of human-derived organic and metal pollutants. Emphasis is placed on understanding the key processes within each cycle and the links between the different cycles. The framework for understanding the cycles is the catchment-coastal continuum, and detailed consideration is given to the cascading of water and sediment through this system. Key hydrological, biogeochemical and ecological processes involved in the cycles are also explored, partly through data interpretation exercises. The course considers the role of humans in the cycles and how this role can be evaluated at local to global scales. The course is delivered through lectures, workshops, practicals, and seminars.

Assessment: 40.0% Examination, 60.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Earth Systems Cycles Geography GEG5203A Semester 1 5 Yes

Earth Systems Cycles

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lisa Belyea
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Cycles of water, sediments and nutrients determine how the Earth functions but all are increasingly being affected by human activities. This module examines these key material cycles, and those of human-made pollutants such as metals, fertilizers and pesticides and reviews how hydrological, biogeochemical and ecological processes characterise each of the cycles. Stores and transfers of water, carbon, nutrients and pollutants are considered from the hillslopes, through rivers and wetlands to the estuaries and the coast, along the catchment-coast continuum, and the impact of humans is examined at the local, regional and global scales. The focus will be on the hydrological cycle and the transfer and stores of sediments.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5

Earth Systems Cycles Geography GEG5203B Semester 2 5 Yes

Earth Systems Cycles

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lisa Belyea
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Cycles of water, sediments and nutrients determine how the Earth functions but all are increasingly being affected by human activities. This module examines these key material cycles, and those of human-made pollutants such as metals, fertilizers and pesticides and reviews how hydrological, biogeochemical and ecological processes characterise each of the cycles. Stores and transfers of water, carbon, nutrients and pollutants are considered from the hillslopes, through rivers and wetlands to the estuaries and the coast, along the catchment-coast continuum, and the impact of humans is examined at the local, regional and global scales. Following an introduction to the chemistry of the environment, the focus will be on carbon, nutrient and pollutant processes.

Assessment: 40.0% Examination, 60.0% Coursework
Level: 5

Ecocinemas: Nature, Animals, and the Moving Image Languages Linguistics and Film FLM609 Semester 1 6 No

Ecocinemas: Nature, Animals, and the Moving Image

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Anat Pick
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Ecocinemas is a single-semester level 6 module focusing on the intersections between cinema and the natural world. The module explores film's embeddedness in the physical world from a number of perspectives: film as an environmental practice in its own right, as a vehicle for exploring the relationship between the human and the nonhuman world, and as a more-than-human projection. The module covers a diverse range of themes: the key role of nonhuman animals and the natural world in the development of the cinematic medium, the representation of animals and nature in film, cinema¿s environmental footprint, and film as an ecological advocacy tool.

The first part of the module looks at the history and theory of the visual representation of nature and animals, from pre-cinematic forms such as cave paintings, to photographic studies of animal locomotion and early scientific cinema. The subsequent blocks introduce students to the principal strands of eco-criticism and ecocinema via a variety of case studies, including the wildlife film, environmental and animal advocacy documentaries, and fictional representations of animals.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Film Screening
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Ecological Theory and Applications Biological and Chemical Sciences SBSM029 Semester 1 7 No

Ecological Theory and Applications

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rob Knell
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

In this module we look at the theory behind our understanding of ecological systems and how that theory can be applied to ecological problems in the real world. Starting with populations of a single species we will progress to understanding twospecies interactions including predation, competition and parasitism and then to whole communities of interacting organisms. We will then study how ecological theory, used in concert with population genetics and evolutionary theory, can be applied to understanding ecological issues such as the conservation of small populations, harvesting natural populations and predicting responses to environmental change.

Assessment: 25.0% Practical, 75.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Ecology Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC176 Semester 2 4 No

Ecology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Hone
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module covers the essentials and fundamental concepts of population and community ecology as well as applied issues such as conservation. There is an one-week residential field course where students will study organisms in their natural environments, rather than in the laboratory.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am -10 am
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Research Project Biological and Chemical Sciences SBSM031 Full year 7 No

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Research Project

Credits: 90.0
Contact: Dr Jon Grey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module involves a novel piece of research, typically combining field sampling, experimentation, laboratory work, and data analysis. Most projects are offered to students so that they can benefit from close alignment with current PhD or Post Doctoral research within specific research groups, both at QMUL or in partner institutions within London. The diversity of expertise of lecturers involved with the programme means that good supervision can be found for a broad range of studies in ecology and evolutionary biology.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

e-Commerce Law Law QLLM025 Full year 7 No

e-Commerce Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Prof Christopher Reed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The aim of this module is to critically and comprehensively analyse the legal issues pertaining to e-commerce and is addressed to lawyers wishing to act for and advise ebusinesses (and other information society service providers), whether in private practice or as in-house counsel. The module takes a practical, transactional and multijurisdictional perspective. However, this perspective does not deduct from the academic rigour of this module. The aim is to provide an in-depth analysis and examination of the adequacy of the legal framework to cope with the practical issues raised by e-commerce. In particular, this module will examine where there are gaps, conflicts and compliance issues within the current and developing legal framework on e-commerce and to what extent the existing legal framework impacts on new and emerging technologies.

Prerequisites: none
Applicable Groupings: B, E, F, I, J

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 10 am -12 pm

Econometrics 1 Economics and Finance ECN224 Semester 1 5 Yes

Econometrics 1

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Sarah Mouabbi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECN121 ECN124

This module builds on students' basic understanding of statistics acquired in their first year to introduce them to the basic theoretical and practical principles of econometrics analysis. There are two main goals: to strengthen and widen students' knowledge and understanding of statistical analysis, and to provide a solid grounding of the theory and practice of simple and multiple regression analysis. Prerequisite ECN121, ECN114

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Econometrics 2 Economics and Finance ECN225 Semester 2 5 Yes

Econometrics 2

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stepana Lazarova
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECN224

Econometrics 2 builds on Econometrics 1 module, providing students with the knowledge of further econometrics methods in standard use in current applied econometrics. Topics covered include: nonlinear regression functions, instrumental variables regression, stationary and nonstationary time series, panel data and regression with binary dependent variable. Prerequisite ECN224.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Econometrics A Economics and Finance ECOM003 Semester 1 7 No

Econometrics A

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Marco De Benedetto
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The purpose of this module is to provide students with the necessary tools for formalising a hypothesis of interest and testing it, writing a simple econometric model, estimating it and conducting inference. The module starts with a review of the classical linear model. We then analyse finite sample and asymptotic properties of ordinary least squares, instrumental variables and feasible generalised least squares, under general conditions. Classical tests, as well as general Hausman tests, and moment's tests are covered. The case of dependent stationary observations is also covered. Finally nonlinear estimation methods, and in particular the generalised method of moments, are covered.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Econometrics A Economics and Finance ECCL003 Semester 1 7 No

Econometrics A

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Marco De Benedetto
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The purpose of this module is to provide students with the necessary tools for formalising a hypothesis of interest and testing it, writing a simple econometric model, estimating it and conducting inference. The module starts with a review of the classical linear model. We then analyse finite sample and asymptotic properties of ordinary least squares, instrumental variables and feasible generalised least squares, under general conditions. Classical tests, as well as general Hausman tests, and moment's tests are covered. The case of dependent stationary observations is also covered. Finally nonlinear estimation methods, and in particular the generalised method of moments, are covered.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Econometrics B Economics and Finance ECOM032 Semester 2 7 No

Econometrics B

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Emmanuel Guerre
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

(Macroeconometrics) This module is designed to provide you with a general knowledge and the basic methods used in the current practice of macroeconometrics. The module covers the following lecture topics: A brief history of macroeconometrics and current methodological issues in macroeconometrics; the main characteristics of macroeconometrics and fundamental tools. It examines two important aspects: dynamics and interdependence; and interpretation of econometric results: expectation and exogeneity. It then goes through basic models with cointegrated time series and discusses how to link macroeconometric models to macroeconomic theory. Prerequisites: ECOM 003 Econometrics A

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Econometrics B Economics and Finance ECCL007 Semester 2 7 No

Econometrics B

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Emmanuel Guerre
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

(Macroeconometrics) This module is designed to provide you with a general knowledge and the basic methods used in the current practice of macroeconometrics. The module covers the following lecture topics: A brief history of macroeconometrics and current methodological issues in macroeconometrics; the main characteristics of macroeconometrics and fundamental tools. It examines two important aspects: dynamics and interdependence; and interpretation of econometric results: expectation and exogeneity. It then goes through basic models with cointegrated time series and discusses how to link macroeconometric models to macroeconomic theory. Prerequisites: ECOM 003 Econometrics A

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Econometrics C Economics and Finance ECOM067 Semester 2 7 No

Econometrics C

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Emmanuel Guerre
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The purpose of this module is to equip students with the probabilistic and statistical tools necessary to undertake research in econometrics and to cover a number of important topics in this field. The modules starts with a review of large sample theory, and then proceeds to analyse the asymptotic behaviour of extremum estimators, including maximum likelihood and generalized methods of moments. Some important efficiency results will be covered. Finally, the module will deal with panel data, limited dependent variables, unit roots, and co-integration.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 12 pm

Econometrics for Finance Economics and Finance ECOM072 Semester 1 7 No

Econometrics for Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Haroon Mumtaz
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will cover fundamental methods for the empirical analysis of financial data. Some prior knowledge of general econometrics will be assumed, and the focus will be on building an understanding of the ideas behind, and the application of, those methods that are most heavily relied upon in the empirical analysis of financial data. A majority of the topics treated will be related to empirical asset pricing and portfolio choice, although other areas of finance will also be covered.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 1 pm - 4 pm

Economic Principles Economics and Finance ECN199 Semester 1 4 No

Economic Principles

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Mauricio Une
Overlap: BUS017,ECN113
Prerequisite: None

This module is a version of ECN113 intended only for LG11 and GL11 students.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 9 am - 11 am

Economics Languages Linguistics and Film IFC3005 Full year 3 No

Economics

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr George Makedonis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will explore the question of how economics affects our everyday lives, from the individual to inter-governmental. It introduces students to basic economic concepts and models, and provides them with the skills needed to apply this knowledge in analytical studies of real-life economic situations. The module will explore both micro- and microeconomic issues, discuss the roles of fiscal and monetary policies in achieving governmental goals, and examine the importance of money and the banking system and international trade.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 30.0% Examination, 60.0% Coursework
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 10 am
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Economics and Finance Languages Linguistics and Film IFC6004 Full year 6 No

Economics and Finance

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr George Makedonis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module introduces students to the range and level of knowledge in the areas of micro- and macroeconomics, and finance and investment required for entry to the MSc Finance and Investment or similar programmes. Students will also learn to apply appropriate mathematical models in a financial market context and demonstrate awareness of the limitations of these models, as well as demonstrate the ability to analyse and comment on financial issues in an informed and coherent manner in both written work.

Assessment: 35.0% Examination, 65.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 1 pm - 3 pm
    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 11 am - 12 pm

Economics and Finance Languages Linguistics and Film IFC6004 Full year 6 No

Economics and Finance

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr George Makedonis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module introduces students to the range and level of knowledge in the areas of micro- and macroeconomics, and finance and investment required for entry to the MSc Finance and Investment or similar programmes. Students will also learn to apply appropriate mathematical models in a financial market context and demonstrate awareness of the limitations of these models, as well as demonstrate the ability to analyse and comment on financial issues in an informed and coherent manner in both written work.

Assessment: 35.0% Examination, 65.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 2 and 3: Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm
    Seminar
  • Semesters 2 and 3: Wednesday 3 pm - 4 pm

Economics and Management of Sustainable Energy Engineering and Materials Science DEN433 Semester 2 7 Yes

Economics and Management of Sustainable Energy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stuart Peters
Overlap: DENM023
Prerequisite: None

This module will equip you with the fundamental tools of economics and management principles. You will learn about their application to conventional and sustainable energy conversion powerplants; systems and their components; and life cycle analyses of energy systems. In addition to understanding the key aspects of international energy supply and demand economics, (and their effect on fuel prices and energy sources), you will also consider the effects of national and international energy policy and emissions regulations on the overall energy scene, analyse developments in the energy markets, and assess the overall impact on environmental issues.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am -11 am

Economics and Management of Sustainable Energy Engineering and Materials Science DENM023 Semester 2 7 No

Economics and Management of Sustainable Energy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stuart Peters
Overlap: DEN433
Prerequisite: None

This module describes the global energy scene including a historical review of energy supply and demand trends, fossil fuels and climate change, what is renewable energy and a review of sustainable energy sources. It describes Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, accounting and management principles, the free market structure, cartels, barriers to entry, and example applications in the energy field. Applications related to energy vectors and technologies for power plants are included. Policy and climate change issues are discussed, including the emissions regulations. A thermo-economic analysis of various conventional and renewable power plants and their components is included.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am -11 am

Economics for Business Business and Management BUS017 Semester 1 4 Yes

Economics for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Pedro Martins
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module explains how firms, consumers and government interact in markets and how business decision-making is shaped by internal factors such as costs and by external market conditions. The unit examines the main concepts of economic theory and explores the importance of these within a business context, with emphasis on the applicability of economic theory to an understanding of the internal dynamics of business organisations.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm

Economics for Business Business and Management BUS017 Semester 2 4 Yes

Economics for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Pedro Martins
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module explains how firms, consumers and government interact in markets and how business decision-making is shaped by internal factors such as costs and by external market conditions. The unit examines the main concepts of economic theory and explores the importance of these within a business context, with emphasis on the applicability of economic theory to an understanding of the internal dynamics of business organisations.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm

Economics of Development Business and Management BUSM073 Semester 2 7 No

Economics of Development

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lucia Corno
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This course introduces contemporary theories and the empirical literature of the economics of developing countries with specific reference to public policy delivery. The course will address the problems with public policy delivery in developing countries and what solutions and strategies have been identified in the literature. The course will deal with debates such as centralised and decentralised delivery methods, political economy issues of corruption and state capture, and the role of incentives among politicians and bureaucrats in service delivery.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 1 pm - 4 pm

Economics of Public Policy Business and Management BUSM074 Semester 1 7 No

Economics of Public Policy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Pedro Martins
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This course introduces contemporary theories and the empirical literature of the economics of public policy. The course will highlight topics on theories of public goods, public good provision, optimal taxation and redistributive taxation, inequality in incomes and wealth, the global growth and wealth distribution. A large part of the modern literature is empirical, and the course will address the empirical methods which are popularly used in this literature. It will also identify the problems facing public policy delivery and what solutions and strategies are discussed in the literature to address these problems.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 4 pm - 7 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 6 pm - 7 pm

Economics of Social Issues Economics and Finance ECN231 Semester 1 5 Yes

Economics of Social Issues

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Francesca Cornaglia
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECN111

This is a module in the applied microeconomic analysis of social issues of topical importance in the UK. Issues examined will vary according to topicality, but the following subjects illustrate the range of the module: income inequality and poverty, labour market policies, education, pensions, crime, pollution.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm

Economics of Technology and Innovation Economics and Finance ECN344 Semester 2 6 Yes

Economics of Technology and Innovation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Aniol Llorente-Saguer
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECN211

This module examines the challenges and the opportunities that technological innovation and information management present companies and managers. The emphasis is on the development and application of conceptual models that clarify the interactions between information management, technological change, competition, firm positioning and the structure and development of internal firm capabilities. Topics addressed include: understanding information technology markets, technology discontinuities, technology forecasting, network externalities and standards competition, profiting from innovation, new market entry strategy and organising to innovate. Pre-requisite: ECN211

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm

Economics Project I Economics and Finance ECN326 Semester 1 6 No

Economics Project I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Francesca Cornaglia
Overlap: ECN325
Prerequisite: ECN206 ECN211

Independent work on a topic in economics, which can be of a theoretical or applied nature, and can involve the use of any appropriate techniques. Prerequisite: ECN206 or ECN211. Not open to Associate Students.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 6

Economics Project I Economics and Finance ECN326 Semester 2 6 No

Economics Project I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Francesca Cornaglia
Overlap: ECN325
Prerequisite: ECN206 ECN211

Independent work on a topic in economics, which can be of a theoretical or applied nature, and can involve the use of any appropriate techniques. Prerequisite: ECN206 or ECN211. Not open to Associate Students.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 6

Economics Project II Economics and Finance ECN325 Full year 6 No

Economics Project II

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Francesca Cornaglia
Overlap: ECN326
Prerequisite: ECN206 ECN211

An expansion of Economics Project I ECN326. Prerequisite: ECN206 or ECN211. Not available to Associate Students.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 6

Electoral Behaviour Politics and International Relations POL325 Semester 1 6 Yes

Electoral Behaviour

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Judith Bara
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: POL100

The aim of this module is to examine and evaluate the major issues and controversies in the study of elections and voting behaviour in Britain, which will also provide a basis for comparative analysis. It will examine some important questions about elections, such as invest igation into the nature and purpose of elections, why elections often produce differing levels of turnout. There will also be a consideration of alternative theoretically informed approaches to voting behaviour, including partisan alignment and dealignment, socio-cultural and rational choice explanations. In addition we will examine the role of issue voting and economic voting. This will be complemented by discussion of the role of the media, election campaigns - national and local - and leadership effects. Students will also undertake a small survey exercise.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am -12 pm

Electric and Magnetic Fields Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS504U Semester 1 5 No

Electric and Magnetic Fields

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tijana Timotijevic
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module covers the basic laws of electric and magnetic fields, their application to elementary problems involving steady and time changing fields and currents, and an introduction to electromagnetic radiation. The Maxwell Equations, which explain the relationships between time varying electric and magnetic fields, will be introduced. The emphasis is on physical intuition and visualisation supported by mathematical modelling and analysis and labs.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Electric and Magnetic Fields Physics and Astronomy PHY4210 Semester 2 4 Yes

Electric and Magnetic Fields

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof James Lidsey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

An introduction to the basic laws of electromagnetism: electric force and field; electric potential and energy; capacitance; electromotive force; magnetic force and field; the Lorentz force; electromagnetic induction; mutual and self inductance; magnetic energy; Maxwell's equations; introduction to electromagnetic waves; applications in science and engineering.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Electromagnetic Radiation in Astrophysics Physics and Astronomy AST740P Semester 2 7 Yes

Electromagnetic Radiation in Astrophysics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Jim Emerson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is an introduction to understanding the origin, propagation, detection and interpretation of electromagnetic (EM) radiation from astronomical objects. In this module students will learn: how to describe EM radiation and its propagation through a medium to an observer; the main processes responsible for line and continuum emission and how they depend on the nature and state the emitting material; the effects of the earth's atmosphere and the operation of the detection process at various wavelengths. The material will be illustrated by examples from optical, infrared and radio portions of the EM spectrum.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Electromagnetic Radiation in Astrophysics Physics and Astronomy PHY7015U Semester 2 7 Yes

Electromagnetic Radiation in Astrophysics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Jim Emerson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is an introduction to understanding the origin, propagation, detection and interpretation of electromagnetic (EM) radiation from astronomical objects. In this module students will learn: how to describe EM radiation and its propagation through a medium to an observer; the main processes responsible for line and continuum emission and how they depend on the nature and state the emitting material; the effects of the earth's atmosphere and the operation of the detection process at various wavelengths. The material will be illustrated by examples from optical, infrared and radio portions of the EM spectrum.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Electromagnetic Theory Physics and Astronomy PHY7005P Semester 1 7 Yes

Electromagnetic Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Bernard Carr
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Classical electrodynamics as a Lorentz covariant and gauge invariant theory. Vectors and tensors in Special Relativity. Potentials and the field strength tensor. Motion of a charged particle in an electromagnetic field. The action principle for electrodynamics. The stress tensor. Conservation laws. Radiation from point sources and extended sources. Scattering of electromagnetic waves, the Born approximation, Rayleigh scattering, scattering from density fluctuations. Causality, Kramers-Kronig relations and the optical theorem.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm

Electromagnetic Theory Physics and Astronomy PHY7005U Semester 1 7 Yes

Electromagnetic Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Bernard Carr
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Classical electrodynamics as a Lorentz covariant and gauge invariant theory. Vectors and tensors in Special Relativity. Potentials and the field strength tensor. Motion of a charged particle in an electromagnetic field. The action principle for electrodynamics. The stress tensor. Conservation laws. Radiation from point sources and extended sources. Scattering of electromagnetic waves, the Born approximation, Rayleigh scattering, scattering from density fluctuations. Causality, Kramers-Kronig relations and the optical theorem.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm

Electromagnetic Waves and Optics Physics and Astronomy PHY5222 Semester 2 5 Yes

Electromagnetic Waves and Optics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Kevin Donovan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The course is aimed at giving a coverage of electromagnetic wave theory and of optics. It will act as a bridge between a first year course of introductory electromagnetism and a course on vibrations and waves to give an understanding of optics in terms of electromagnetic waves.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Electronic Devices and Applications Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS517U Semester 2 5 No

Electronic Devices and Applications

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tijana Timotijevic
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module describes the physical basis behind common semiconductor devices including the pn junction diode, bipolar junction transistor, MOSFET and related devices (NMOS, PMOS, CMOS) and Operational Amplifiers. Basic circuits using these devices are discussed including rectifiers, amplifiers, inverters, integrators, differentiators, and summing circuits.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Electronic Engineering Mathematics I Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS408U Semester 1 4 No

Electronic Engineering Mathematics I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Richard Donnison
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Mathematics primarily for electrical and electronic engineers. Purely a techniques module, involving several topics with variable amounts of overlap. Differentiation and applications, partial derivatives. Integration and applications. Vectors, complex numbers, series.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am -11 am
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm

Electronic Structure Methods Physics and Astronomy PHY7016P Semester 2 7 Yes

Electronic Structure Methods

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alston Misquitta
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Electronic structure methods - that is, computational algorithms to solve the Schrodinger equation - play a very important role in physics, chemistry and materials science. These methods are increasingly treated on a equal footing with experiment in a number of areas of research, a sign of their growing predictive power and increasing ease of use. This course will cover the fundamental theoretical ideas behind these methods. Topics will include Hartree-Fock, correlated methods like Moller-Plesset perturbation theory, configuration interaction, coupled-cluster as well as density-functional theory. The theoretical ideas will be complemented with a hands-on computational laboratory using state-of-the-art programs with the aim of providing our students with a basic understanding of the technical implementations and strengths and shortcomings of these methods.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5, 6, 9: Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm

Electronic Structure Methods Physics and Astronomy PHY7016U Semester 2 7 Yes

Electronic Structure Methods

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alston Misquitta
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Electronic structure methods - that is, computational algorithms to solve the Schrodinger equation - play a very important role in physics, chemistry and materials science. These methods are increasingly treated on a equal footing with experiment in a number of areas of research, a sign of their growing predictive power and increasing ease of use. This course will cover the fundamental theoretical ideas behind these methods. Topics will include Hartree-Fock, correlated methods like Moller-Plesset perturbation theory, configuration interaction, coupled-cluster as well as density-functional theory. The theoretical ideas will be complemented with a hands-on computational laboratory using state-of-the-art programs with the aim of providing our students with a basic understanding of the technical implementations and strengths and shortcomings of these methods.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5, 6, 9: Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm

Elementary Particle Physics Physics and Astronomy PHY306 Semester 2 6 Yes

Elementary Particle Physics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Marcella Bona
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: PHY215 or equivalent introductory module in quantum physics

An introduction to the standard model of particle physics - the strong and electroweak interactions between the basic constituents of the world, quarks and leptons, via the exchange of gluons, photons and W and Z particles. Recent results on CP violation and neutrino mixing. The search for the Higgs particle. Beyond the standard model - Grand unified theories and supersymmetry.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Elements of Accounting Economics and Finance ECN120 Semester 2 4 Yes

Elements of Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rachel Male
Overlap: BUS021
Prerequisite: None

This module will offer you a grounding in financial accounting from basic book keeping to the preparation of financial statements for sole traders and limited companies and an understanding of the way in which accounts are analysed using accounting ratios. You will also learn the basic concepts of accounting and international accounting standards.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 11 am

Elements of Contract Law Law LAW4005 Full year 4 Yes

Elements of Contract Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mrs Christina Perry
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module begins with a consideration of the elements necessary to form a binding contract, including offer and acceptance, intention, certainty of terms and consideration. The major elements capable of vitiating a contract are examined, namely duress, mistake and misrepresentation (in relation to the Misrepresentation Act 1967). The incorporation of contractual terms, and their general regulation through the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 and the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999, is considered. The module concludes with the consideration of the performance of contracts, the methods by which contracts can be discharged, the relief available for a contract discharged through frustration and the remedies available for a breach of contract.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm

Elements of Islamic Law Law QLLM164 Semester 1 7 No

Elements of Islamic Law

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Dr Costanza Russo
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Islamic law constitutes the expression of Allah¿s command for Muslim society and permeates every aspect of it. It is applied to all ranges of legal areas from criminal to commercial to family law. Islamic law is gaining increased momentum and it has resulted in various jurisdictions having to adopt special regimes for the regulation of certain sectors, or adapting their existing ones (eg for financial services).
Drawing upon a very well established legal tradition, this module will introduce students to the essential doctrines and procedures of Islamic law. Students will explore the development of Islamic law from its origins to the modern period. In addition to secondary works on Islamic law readings will include translations of a variety of Islamic legal texts.
In the first part of the module, students with be provided with an overview of Islamic history and Islamic law, its origins and its continuous developments within modern society. It will then move forward to cover the main sources (al-masadir) and guiding principles (al-usul) of Islamic law. More specifically, Qur¿¿n (scripture); Sunna (tradition); Ijm¿ (consensus); Qiy¿s (analogical reasoning) will be covered.
Also, given that Islamic law is based upon the legal tradition of different schools, the genesis and development of the latter will be investigated (Madhahib), together with a thorough analysis of the institutions of Islamic law (ie Courts and Judges (Q¿¿is))
The second part of the module will be focused on specific legal sectors such as commercial law, criminal law and family law. Attention will be given to Islamic banking and finance as well. The module would indeed provide the basic knowledge of the subject matter that will be more specifically developed in the module on Islamic Finance and Commercial law. In recent years in fact, these areas have grown remarkably and Islamic institutions have become big players and alternative source of funding for many financial and non financial institutions. However, despite the special nature of Islamic finance, banking and commerce, these service providers may still pose certain risk to financial markets which will be duly investigated.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

E-Marketing Business and Management BUSM044 Semester 2 7 No

E-Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Christopher Miles
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module has been designed to provide the student with an introduction into the fundamental principles of Marketing. Understanding the dynamics and interrelationships between the key marketing variables in the process of defining and executing effective marketing strategies in an Internet context are at the heart of this course. Throughout the module, the participants will have the opportunity to develop their skills and understanding in how to effectively communicate marketing strategies using real-world examples.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Empire, Race and Immigration Geography GEG7109 Semester 2 7 No

Empire, Race and Immigration

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Shompa Lahiri
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will include a historically specific thick case study approach, as well as a broader chronological perspective, to examine how individuals and groups of colonial and racial migrants experienced, contested and negotiated Britain and the types of reactions they provoked over the last three hundred years. Not only does this provide postgraduate students with a unique opportunity to interrogate the historical orthodoxy of an ethnically homogeneous white nation prior to 1948; it also highlights the need for rethinking the relationship between Empire and metropolis.

The first half of the module familiarises students with a variety of theoretical approaches to the study of empire, race and migration. This is followed by an analysis of the multifarious strategies adopted by colonial sojourners and settlers in Britain and the popular and official reactions they inspired. Particular emphasis will be placed on how empire, race, class and gender informed both colonial experience and metropolitan attitudes. The remainder of the module considers the racialisation of immigration in the post-colonial period and concludes by examining the legacies of empire, race and immigration on the metropolis.

It is intended that students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including Geography, History, English, Politics) will utilise the knowledge and theoretical expertise gleaned from the module to produce a course paper, which could, if preferred, focus not just on the British experience, but on comparable locations and temporal periods.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm

Empirical Finance Economics and Finance ECOM042 Semester 2 7 No

Empirical Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Renato Faccini
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will revisit the Efficient Market Hypothesis in finance and its relationship to the random walk model. It will then discuss statistical tests for the random walk hypothesis and their applications to weekly returns on common stocks. It will then go deeper into the empirical analysis of asset returns data so as to uncover the main stylised facts in finance using simple descriptive statistics. To explain the stylised facts in the data, the lectures will then apply asset pricing models from the two main strands of modern finance: market microstructure theory and behavioural finance. Prerequisites: ECOM050

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm

Empirical Macroeconomics Economics and Finance ECOM056 Semester 2 7 No

Empirical Macroeconomics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Andrew Blake
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module studies modern econometric methods to estimate, evaluate and forecast with structural macroeconomic models. It covers methods that are popular in Central Banks and in policy institutions. The methods covered allow us to extract cyclical information, solve and estimate structural models, evaluate the effect of monetary policy, and forecast variables such as inflation and output growth using econometric software. Prerequisites: Econometrics A and Macroeconomics A (or equivalent; contact the lecturer before registering if you have only Econometrics A).

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 12 pm

Empirical Macroeconomics Economics and Finance ECCL012 Semester 2 7 No

Empirical Macroeconomics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ana Galvao Soares Ferreira
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module studies modern econometric methods to estimate, evaluate and forecast with structural macroeconomic models. It covers methods that are popular in Central Banks and in policy institutions. The methods covered allow us to extract cyclical information, solve and estimate structural models, evaluate the effect of monetary policy, and forecast variables such as inflation and output growth using econometric software. Prerequisites: Econometrics A and Macroeconomics A (or equivalent; contact the lecturer before registering if you have only Econometrics A).

Assessment: 12.5% Coursework, 87.5% Examination
Level: 7

Employment Relations Business and Management BUS320 Semester 2 6 Yes

Employment Relations

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maria Koumenta
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module aims to provide a critical understanding of the employment relations field of study, give insight into relevant conceptual and theoretical approaches and provide a sound knowledge base.
The module content will include:
1. theoretical and conceptual approaches to the study of employment
relations; the role of history in shaping contemporary employment relations; power, conflict and the nature of the employment relationship.
2. the role of the key actors in employment relations (trade unions,
employer, the state);
3. the processes of employment relations in union and non-union firms:
employer strategies; collective bargaining; employee involvement, social partnership and industrial democracy; dispute resolution, grievance and disciplinary procedures;
4. employment relations and the equality project;
5. employment relations from a comparative perspective: convergence and divergence; employment relations across national boundaries.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm

Endocrine Physiology and Biochemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS517 Semester 1 6 Yes

Endocrine Physiology and Biochemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Joy Hinson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module covers hormone definitions, including the range of structures and roles; methods in endocrinology; receptors, concept and significance of high affinity; hormone dynamics; hormone signalling; and modes of action. You will also look at mammalian endocrine glands and hormones: pituitary, thyroid, pancreas. The endocrinology of reproduction; the adrenal gland, and renin/angiotensin system; the paracrine and autocrine systems; growth factors; locally produced hormones; local regulation of hormonal action; and tissue differentiation are also covered. The relationship between hormones and cancer will be discussed.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 11: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 11: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm

Energy Conversion Analysis Engineering and Materials Science DEN5107 Semester 2 5 Yes

Energy Conversion Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN4006 DEN107

This module will develop the ideas introduced in DEN4006 Energy Conversion Systems and study how energy conversion systems can be analysed quantitatively. To do this it will use many of the concepts and fundamental laws introduced in DEN107. It will also analyse reacting flows with particular reference to combustion and their application to the analysis of internal combustion engines.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 10 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm

Energy Conversion Systems Engineering and Materials Science DEN4006 Semester 1 4 Yes

Energy Conversion Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module provides an introduction to the role of the Mechanical Engineer. It sets out the basic concepts of engineering science including statics, dynamics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics and their application to simple engineering systems. It includes an introduction to energy generation from conventional and renewable / sustainable sources, methods of heating and cooling, and the application of the above ideas to an integrated engineering system (the automobile).

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 12 pm

Energy Regulation and Policy Law QLLM146 Semester 1 7 No

Energy Regulation and Policy

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof Loukas Mistelis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This course covers energy regulation and policy including the impact of pending climate change legislation and proposed Environmental Protection Agency climate change rules and regulations. Energy regulation decisions and technologies are strongly influenced by economics and federal and state politics. The policy choices are particularly important with respect to electricity regulation. The energy use of individual countries and of the global system as a whole reflect the accumulation of decades of policy choices and have significant impacts on local, regional and global economies and the environment. Because electricity and natural gas policies cannot be fully examined without an understanding of the mechanics of rate regulation, the first part of this course will provide a basic foundation in the economic, legal, and political aspects of energy regulation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. The second part will address the major U.S. energy legislation since World War II and proposed implications of the Environmental Protection Agency¿s proposed green house gas rules and regulations.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7, 8, 9: Tuesday 4 pm - 8 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7, 8, 9: Thursday 4 pm - 8 pm

Engaging Critically with Writing Languages Linguistics and Film ELS4001 Semester 1 4 No

Engaging Critically with Writing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Saima Sherazi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore and develop writing in different genres by studying the grammatical structures and lexis in context. Students will examine varieties of English from a historical and cultural perspective. Students will develop their writing in different genres including cyber communication, work-related texts and print media. They will read and discuss texts and analyse the relationship between audience, purpose and content. Students will also examine issues of fluency, clarity and correctness. This will lead to personal, and work-related writing tasks both in and out of class. There will be regular feedback from the class tutor and from peers.

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 5 pm - 7 pm

Engaging Critically with Writing Languages Linguistics and Film ELS4001 Semester 2 4 No

Engaging Critically with Writing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Saima Sherazi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore and develop writing in different genres by studying the grammatical structures and lexis in context. Students will examine varieties of English from a historical and cultural perspective. Students will develop their writing in different genres including cyber communication, work-related texts and print media. They will read and discuss texts and analyse the relationship between audience, purpose and content. Students will also examine issues of fluency, clarity and correctness. This will lead to personal, and work-related writing tasks both in and out of class. There will be regular feedback from the class tutor and from peers.

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 5 pm - 7 pm

Engineering Design Methods Engineering and Materials Science MAT4002 Semester 2 4 Yes

Engineering Design Methods

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Adam Sutcliffe
Overlap: MAT100
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an introduction to some tools used in engineering design, including the use of engineering drawing, the use of CAD in design and the module will include elements of reverse engineering. It also includes a detailed examination of the functional properties of different materials classes that are relevant to aerospace, mechanical and medical engineering.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am - 11 am

Engineering Industrial Experience Engineering and Materials Science DEN515 Full year 5 No

Engineering Industrial Experience

Credits: 120.0
Contact: Dr James Busfield
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Students will be helped to secure a work placement through a range of new initiatives in a company appropriate to the programme. The work placement will normally be a year in length but not less than 6 months. Successful students with a placement will each be allocated a tutor, a SEMS academic in a relevant field, who will wherever practical visit the student twice in the year. Where a visit is not possible the tutor will ensure that there is email and telephone contact with the student. SEMS will also identify a mentor in the workplace at each employer. This person is likely to be their line manager and will be expected to support as well as line-manage the student. Students completing the module will be required to work on a project that will allow them to follow a pathway toward CEng registration approximately three years after graduation; maintain a training diary to be reviewed by their tutor during and after the placement is completed; attend at least one Industrial Liaison Forum to share their experience with other SEMS students; deliver one seminar at QMUL to promote future opportunities at their sponsor; complete a final report on the placement.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5

Engineering Industrial Experience Engineering and Materials Science DEN616 Full year 6 No

Engineering Industrial Experience

Credits: 120.0
Contact: Dr James Busfield
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Students will be helped to secure a work placement through a range of new initiatives in a company appropriate to the programme. The work placement will normally be a year in length but not less than 6 months. Successful students with a placement will each be allocated a tutor, a SEMS academic in a relevant field, who will wherever practical visit the student twice in the year. Where a visit is not possible the tutor will ensure that there is email and telephone contact with the student. SEMS will also identify a mentor in the workplace at each employer. This person is likely to be their line manager and will be expected to support as well as line-manage the student. Students completing the module will be required to work on a project that will allow them to follow a pathway toward CEng registration approximately three years after graduation; maintain a training diary to be reviewed by their tutor during and after the placement is completed; attend at least one Industrial Liaison Forum to share their experience with other SEMS students; deliver one seminar at QMUL to promote future opportunities at their sponsor; complete a final report on the placement.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6

Engineering Instrumentation Engineering and Materials Science DEN5109 Semester 1 5 Yes

Engineering Instrumentation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hasan Shaheed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is focused on transducers and their uses in engineering control systems. It studies methods of taking measurements, and motor and actuator theory, reviewing important transducer characteristics and the methodology for selecting an appropriate transducer. In relation to this, the module also covers methods of acquiring data from transducers, and effectively processing electronic signals. All aspects of the module content are brought together in a problem based learning exercise, involving the control of a robotic arm.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 10 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 12 pm

Engineering Materials in Design Engineering and Materials Science DEN4001 Semester 1 4 Yes

Engineering Materials in Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Steven Dunn
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an introduction to the tools used in engineering design, namely sketching, use of measurements, understanding material properties and how this relates to the structure and how properties depend upon the processing route employed. The course will provide a framework for a suitable selection of materials developing problem solving skills and team working skills in applications that are relevant to aerospace, mechanical and medical engineering.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 11 am
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm

Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics Engineering and Materials Science DEN4108 Semester 2 4 Yes

Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Henri Huijberts
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an introduction to the modelling and analysis of one-degree-of-freedom mechanical systems. It includes analysis of the motion (kinematics) of particles. It then goes on to deal with the forces causing these motions (kinetics) by the application of Newton's laws of motion. After this methods for the solution of the differential equation describing the equation of motion and one-degree-of-freedom vibrations will be studied and this will be applied to the description of vibrations of onedegree-of-freedom mechanical systems.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm

Engineering Mechanics: Statics Engineering and Materials Science DEN4102 Semester 2 4 Yes

Engineering Mechanics: Statics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Emiliano Bilotti
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of stress analysis for linearly elastic materials and their application to simple structures. It focuses on the behaviour of structures in particular beams and shafts, and provides underpinning knowledge for a range of analyses on applications relevant to aerospace, mechanical and medical engineering.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am

England in the Fifteenth Century: the Paston Experience History HST6103 Semester 1 6 Yes

England in the Fifteenth Century: the Paston Experience

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Virginia Davis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will explore the history of England in the fifteenth century with particular reference to the Paston family whose enormous surviving collection of letters (available in a range of editions) is widely used by historians to illuminate the history of the period from the perspective of a gentry family.

The module will look at the Paston family's experiences during the Wars of the Roses; at their careers in local government and society; the marriage market; the challenges of managing their estates; life within their household both in peace and war; the education of the Paston children; their religious interests and their leisure activities.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 40.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 90.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm

English, Literary Criticism and the Essay English and Drama ESH276 Semester 1 5 Yes

English, Literary Criticism and the Essay

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Peggy Reynolds
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

English as a university subject has a definite history which shows a series of choices made about what should be its coverage and methodology. This history makes the way in which we teach it and how you study it more intelligible: it helps us understand the academic character of its current shape and form by comparing it with present and past alternatives. The essay format in which for the most part, we prefer you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of module topics also has a history. An appreciation of the development of the essay in English literature, from Francis Bacon onwards, should get you to reflect on the kind of work you produce, the intellectual choices made in getting you to submit it in that form, and so the skills you might need to enhance your own academic writing still further. This module, therefore, provides an enabling link with the second compulsory module you have to do in the next semester ¿ 'Advanced Research Skills'.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm

English/Linguistics Research Project Languages Linguistics and Film LIN042 Semester 2 6 No

English/Linguistics Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Colleen Cotter
Overlap: Students are no
Prerequisite: LIN306

This module is compulsory for single honours English Language and Linguistics students as well as joint honours English Literature and Linguistics students who are not taking the research project module in the English Department. All other students wishing to take this module must see the module organiser before registration and must have reached a good standard on the prerequisite module LIN306 Research Methods in Linguistics. The module is designed to enable final year students to pursue a sustained piece of individual research on an agreed topic which may not necessarily be covered in the taught modules. You will give presentations of your research as it progresses, and should note that failure to provide evidence of satisfactory progress will lead to de-registration.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 2 pm

English and British Political Culture c1595-1606 and the Accession of King James I History HST6207 Full year 6 No

English and British Political Culture c1595-1606 and the Accession of King James I

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Ms Cerianne Law
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The Georgian period was an era of startling contrasts: elegance and squalor, politeness and prostitution, This module is an in-depth document-based exploration of the political culture of late Elizabethan and early Jacobean England and Britain. It focuses first and foremost on the defining political event of the period, namely the accession of James VI of Scotland as James I of England and the resulting union of the two crowns. This was a deeply contested issue up to Elizabeth's death in March 1603 and, after James came south, contemporaries argued about what his accession signified politically. The disputes before and after 1603 spilled out into what historians now call the "public sphere" of contemporary politics and this allows us to follow what various different interest groups, court factions, ideologues, and, for want of better words, the general public, thought about the change of dynasty. Here we have a window onto a world of early modern politics like no other.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Dissertation
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

English and History Research Dissertation English and Drama ESH397 Full year 6 No

English and History Research Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Bill Schwarz
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Under the regular supervision of members of staff in English and History, you will undertake original research and write a 15,000-word essay on an interdisciplinary topic of your choice, approved by the two Departments. It is intended that the Research Dissertation will bring together your skills and interests in the two subject areas. It will require substantial use of primary sources such as literary texts, archival sources, and published documents and reports.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Dissertation
Level: 6

English Dissertation English and Drama ESH365 Full year 6 No

English Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Matt Rubery
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The English Dissertation is a supervised independent study that is assessed by a dissertation. The dissertation should be 10,000 words in length, including footnotes (excluding bibliography). The topic must be approved by the Module Organiser. In planning, writing and completing a dissertation, you'll have the guidance of a supervisor. From the beginning of Semester 1, you should meet your supervisor to arrange a series of supervisions at mutually convenient times. The English Dissertation is only available to students on English degree programmes. Not open to Associate Students.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Dissertation
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

English in Use Languages Linguistics and Film LIN102 Semester 2 4 Yes

English in Use

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Erez Lev-On
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module concerns the contexts in which English is used, and the fact that the patterns and variations in language used in the everyday are worthy of analysis. The aim is to demonstrate how language-in-use can be studied systematically, and to show how English is used in particular situations and in the module of activities, speech situations, public discourse, and interpersonal interactions that we might otherwise take for granted.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 90.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm

English Language and British Institutions Languages Linguistics and Film SML411 Semester 1 4 Yes

English Language and British Institutions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr William Tweddle
Overlap: SML208
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to provide an introduction to Britain's main institutions and to the debates and controversies surrounding them, while at the same time increasing students' confidence in speaking and writing about contemporary issues in English. This will be achieved through extensive reading of a range of different newspapers, discussions in class, and written homework. The module is designed for students whose native language is not English, in particular for Erasmus students.

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lab
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm

English Language and Study Skills (Foundation Certificate) Languages Linguistics and Film IFC3001 Full year 3 No

English Language and Study Skills (Foundation Certificate)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Peter Latham
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will provide students with an understanding of UK academic culture, and help them develop the linguistic, analytic and argumentative skills, in both written and spoken work, necessary to succeed on an undergraduate degree programme. It will help them produce linguistically sophisticated work, including under exam conditions, which demonstrates a clear line of argumentation. The students will be exposed to different styles of planning, organising and writing essays (both shorter timed exam essays of 500-600 words and more extended essays of 1500 words) within a standard Social Sciences framework. The students will be encouraged to employ strategies to reflect on their writing styles. Regular formative feedback on writing produced on the module will be imperative in ensuring learning outcomes.

Assessment: 15.0% Practical, 85.0% Coursework
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Wednesday 1 pm - 5 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 3 pm - 5 pm

English Language and Study Skills (Graduate Diploma) Languages Linguistics and Film IFC6007 Full year 6 No

English Language and Study Skills (Graduate Diploma)

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Miss Jessica Cooper
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will provide students with an understanding of UK academic culture, and help them develop the linguistic, analytic and argumentative skills, in both written and spoken work, necessary to succeed on a postgraduate degree programme. It will help them produce linguistically sophisticated work, including under exam conditions, which demonstrates a clear line of argumentation. The students will be exposed to different styles of researching, organising and writing a dissertation within a standard Social Sciences framework. The students will be encouraged to employ strategies to reflect on their writing styles. Based on a focussed topic of research, the students will formulate research questions independently and will be guided in refining research questions so that their research project has greater focus. Regular formative feedback on writing produced on the module will be imperative in ensuring learning outcomes.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 90.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 1 pm - 3 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 3 pm - 5 pm

English Language I Science and Engineering Foundation Programme SEF009 Semester 1 3 No

English Language I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Alan Hart
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Reading and study skills, lecture comprehension and seminar skills, and an introduction to academic writing in English. This module is intended for students, primarily from overseas, whose first language is not English and who do not already have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

English Language I Science and Engineering Foundation Programme SEJ009 Semester 2 3 No

English Language I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Alan Hart
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Reading and study skills, lecture comprehension and seminar skills, and an introduction to academic writing in English. This module is intended for students, primarily from overseas, whose first language is not English and who do not already have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3

Enlightenments and Revolutions in France, 1715-1799 History HST6211 Semester 2 6 Yes

Enlightenments and Revolutions in France, 1715-1799

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mark Curran
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module traces the social and political impact of the printed word throughout Enlightenment and Revolutionary France between 1715 and 1799. It examines a series of remarkable publications, ideas and events 'from Voltaire's Candide to the Terror' that underpin democratic modernity. It explores a number of eighteenth-century master works; clandestine publication; Christian modernisation; the slandering of Marie-Antoinette; the storming of the Bastille; and the extraordinary tumult of the revolutionary decade. It asks whether words 'written and whispered' cause revolutions?

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm

Entrepreneurship in Information Technology Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS604U Semester 1 6 No

Entrepreneurship in Information Technology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ursula Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The aim of this module is to increase your awareness of the commercial opportunities available to you in the area of Information Technology. We examine how to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset and discuss the routes available for turning your ideas into business ventures. The module provides an introduction to a number of crucial business skills such as financial planning, business planning and how to sell yourself and your ideas. Please note that numbers on this module are limited. Priority will be given to Computer Science students who have this module on their recommended programme.

Assessment: 25.0% Practical, 75.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 3 pm - 6 pm

Environment, Nature and Society Geography GEG4102 Semester 1 4 Yes

Environment, Nature and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Beth Greenhough
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

In the 21st century the environment is at the top of many political agendas. However, what the diverse groups of stakeholders (politicians, scientists, environmental pressure groups and the general public) mean when they say environment can vary hugely, and this has implications for how we think about environmental issues and how we tackle environmental problems. This module looks at some of the ways in which geographers have theorised and researched the relationships between environment and society. The module begins with an overview of different approaches to studying environment-society relations followed by a series of case-studies each of which use the issue of health as a starting point for thinking through the implications of different types and scale of human-environment relations, including: climate and health, famine, health and environment and obesogenic environments. Open to Associate Students.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Environmental Economics Economics and Finance ECN351 Semester 1 6 Yes

Environmental Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Leon Vinokur
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECN111

Sustainable and unsustainable development; the economic determinants of population growth; strategies of population control; intertemporal resource management; renewable and exhaustible resources; global warming, ozone depletion and acid rain externalities and the control of pollution; economic management of forest resources; the exploitation of the sea. Prerequisite: ECN111.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am -11 am

Environmental Engineering Engineering and Materials Science DEN320 Semester 2 6 No

Environmental Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Wormleaton
Overlap: DEN420,DENM012
Prerequisite: A level Maths

The module aims to equip students with an appreciation of the impacts of engineering activity on the environment. It provides them with the basic professional skills to recognise, analyse and minimise adverse impacts. The students will be made aware of the variety of impacts that pollution and engineering works can have upon the environment, e.g. air quality, water quality, waste disposal, noise and vibration, transportation. They will be able to analyse and construct predictive models of the processes which control the level and extent of these impacts. They will apply these, working either individually or in multi-disciplinary groups, to realistic case studies involving engineering problems.

Assessment: 30.0% Coursework, 70.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm

Environmental Hazards Geography GEG6203 Semester 1 6 Yes

Environmental Hazards

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Dave Horne
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Topics will include: specific processes (geophysical, geomorphological, meteorological, and technological) leading to environmental hazards; areas at risk, prediction, probability and risk evaluation; consequences and impacts of hazard events; longer-term consequences (social and economic) of hazards and implications for high-risk areas; hazard mitigation strategies in different parts of the world. The hazards covered may include floods on rivers and coasts, technological / industrial accidents, mining subsidence, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, tornadoes, hurricanes, ENSO events, disease and famine, and extraterrestrial hazards such as meteorite impacts. Differences in hazard preparation and response between MEDCs and LEDCs will be considered.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 30.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Environmental Properties of Materials Engineering and Materials Science MAT507 Semester 1 6 Yes

Environmental Properties of Materials

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maria-Magdalena Titirici
Overlap: MTRM040,MTRM710
Prerequisite: None

Recycling - possibilities of recycling schemes for different types of materials like glasses, plastics and metals will be discussed.
Environmental politics - such as the EU end of life vehicle directive will be discussed as well as other political drivers for creating a sustainable society.
Ecodesign - the benefits of designing for recycling using a cradle to grave design methodology. Examining in detail designs for single material or reduced number of materials systems that can be easily disassembled.
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) - Detail of how the life cycle analysis is undertaken, including instruction in the use of appropriate life cycle analysis software.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm

Environmental Properties of Materials Engineering and Materials Science MTRM040 Semester 2 7 No

Environmental Properties of Materials

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Antonius Peijs
Overlap: MAT507,MTRM710
Prerequisite: None

Recycling - possibilities of recycling schemes for different types of materials like glasses, plastics and metals will be discussed.
Environmental politics - such as the EU end of life vehicle directive will be discussed as well as other political drivers for creating a sustainable society.
Ecodesign - the benefits of designing for recycling using a cradle to grave design methodology. Examining in detail designs for single material or reduced number of materials systems that can be easily disassembled.
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) - Detail of how the life cycle analysis is undertaken, including instruction in the use of appropriate life cycle analysis software.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm

Environmental Properties of Polymeric Materials Engineering and Materials Science MTRM710 Semester 1 7 No

Environmental Properties of Polymeric Materials

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Antonius Peijs
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This seminar based module will explore the economics of environmental management, as well as environmental politics, clean processing, recycling and eco-design, using a sophisticated life cycle analysis package.
In more details, the content covered will be:
Recycling ¿ possibilities of recycling schemes for different types of materials like glasses, plastics and metals will be discussed.
Environmental politics ¿ such as the EU end of life vehicle directive will be discussed as well as other political drivers for creating a sustainable society.
Ecodesign ¿ the benefits of designing for recycling using a cradle to grave design methodology. Examining in detail designs for single material or reduced number of materials systems that can be easily disassembled.
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) ¿ Detail of how the life cycle analysis is undertaken, including instruction in the use of appropriate life cycle analysis software.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm

Environmental Science Research and Practice Geography GEG7206 Semester 1 7 No

Environmental Science Research and Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sven Lukas
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces students to current research issues and approaches in environmental science. Students will develop an understanding of the nature and scope of environmental science research, enabling them to engage with a wide range of research debates. They will conduct an in-depth review of research on a specific topic of interest, and evaluate the utility of different research approaches to investigating that topic. The module is delivered via lectures from guest speakers and seminars with physical geography staff.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Enzyme Catalysis Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS920 Semester 2 6 Yes

Enzyme Catalysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Richard Pickersgill
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SBS905

Prerequisites: Metabolic Pathways (SBS905). This module covers various aspects of enzyme catalysis including: enzymes as proteins; enzymes as catalysts; enzyme classification; and the role of molecular mobility in enzyme catalysis. You will also investigate the active site concept and the catalytic and substrate binding properties of amino acid residue sidechains. Binding energy, driving forces and free energy relationships; the use of kinetic analysis in the study of enzyme mechanism and inhibition; and recent theories on catalysis are also discussed. Several enzyme mechanisms will be described in detail to illustrate the applications of biophysical techniques (eg spectroscopy, crystallography) and site directed mutagenesis in the study of such mechanisms. you will be taught a number of important computer-based applications towards the study of enzymes, including the use of bioinformatics and molecular graphics programmes.

Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 9, 11: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Monday 9 am - 10 am

Equity and Trusts Law LAW5003 Full year 5 No

Equity and Trusts

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Stephen Allen
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will cover:

Express trusts: The three certainties in the creation of trusts; The beneficiary principle and unincorporated associations; Formalities in the creation of trusts; Dispositions of equitable interests; The duties of trustees; Breach of trust.
Resulting trusts: Trusts of homes, including proprietary estoppel.
Constructive trusts: Proprietary constructive trusts; Personal liability to account for dishonest assistance and knowing receipt
Tracing and equitable proprietary claims: Theoretical aspects of equity, property law and restitution

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm

Equity and Trusts (Level 6) Law LAW6056 Full year 6 No

Equity and Trusts (Level 6)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Stephen Allen
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will cover:

Express trusts: The three certainties in the creation of trusts; The beneficiary principle and unincorporated associations; Formalities in the creation of trusts; Dispositions of equitable interests; The duties of trustees; Breach of trust; Resulting trusts; Trusts of homes, including proprietary estoppel; Constructive trusts: Proprietary constructive trusts; Personal liability to account for dishonest assistance and knowing receipt;
Tracing and equitable proprietary claims; Restitution of unjust enrichment.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 10 am -11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm

Essential Biochemistry for Human Life Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC503 Semester 2 5 No

Essential Biochemistry for Human Life

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr John Puddefoot
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Prerequisites: Biomolecules of Life (SBC323). This module is only open to students on the Biomedical Sciences degree programme and to suitably qualified associates. The module aims to provide biochemical information on selected specialised structural and functional bulk proteins including: selected human physiological processes; monosaccharide, fatty acid, steroid, amino acid and nucleotide metabolic pathways; regulation of metabolic pathways; tissue specialisation; and metabolic diseases.

Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 9, 12: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 9, 12: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Essential Foundation Mathematical Skills Science and Engineering Foundation Programme SEF026 Semester 1 3 Yes

Essential Foundation Mathematical Skills

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Barbara Bogacka
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to strengthen manipulative skills in elementary arithmetic and algebra; includes consideration of integers, fractions, decimal representations, estimation, polynomials, rational functions, square roots, inequalities, linear and quadratic equations.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm

Essential Foundation Mathematical Skills Science and Engineering Foundation Programme SEJ026 Semester 2 3 No

Essential Foundation Mathematical Skills

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alexandre Polnarev
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to equip you with a basic understanding of design and manufacturing, with attention to customer needs, product requirements documents, concept generation and selection, basic engineering drawing and projections, and the machining/forming of materials. Includes aspects of team-work and use of CAD. Prerequisite: SEF024 Introduction to Engineering (recommended)

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 3

Essential Mathematical Skills Mathematical Sciences MTH3100 Full year 3 No

Essential Mathematical Skills

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Robin Whitty
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

A module in basic arithmetic and algebra. Passing this module is compulsory for progression to the second year for students on Mathematical Sciences study programmes. Not open to Associate Students.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm

Essential Skills for Biomedical Scientists Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC177 Full year 4 No

Essential Skills for Biomedical Scientists

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ronald Cutler
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module covers orders of magnitude and scale in space and time. You will cover basic experimental design and statistics including databases and other searchable sources of information. You will learn about reading and summarising academic texts, including providing references to support knowledge claims, and how and why to cite references. This leads naturally to focus on essay writing and peer review. Part of the formal tuition and assessment will be carried out by first year advisers, and there will be four formal, ESB advisorials each semester in lieu of lectures. Not open to associate students.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 9: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 5, 6, 10, 12: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm

Essential Skills for Chemists Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE100 Full year 4 No

Essential Skills for Chemists

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nathalie Lebrasseur
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is intended for students studying on chemistry-based degree programmes (including F100, F152/3, F1C7 and F1N2). The module is designed to reinforce and develop basic skills. The material covered in the module includes: units and orders of magnitude, simple chemical calculations, basic calculus (differentiation/integration), scientific computing skills, molecular shape and symmetry, basic probability and the statistical analysis of data.

Assessment: 100.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 9: Wednesday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 6, 9: Wednesday 10 am -11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 6, 9: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 16: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am

Essential Skills for Psychologists Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC140 Full year 4 No

Essential Skills for Psychologists

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tiina Eilola
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will equip students with fundamental skills needed in academic psychological studies and practical investigations. These will include basic handling of numbers and quantitative information in psychology (scales, conversion, graphs and numerical computations), essay writing, laboratory report writing, reading and evaluating research papers, research ethics, data handling and acquisition, and communication. Students will also take part in several psychological studies run by faculty and final year project students. This will provide a thorough foundation for students to carry into their other psychology modules. This will be covered by lectures and several dedicated tutorial sessions with advisors. Specifically, topics will include: Introduction to psychological science and fundamental concepts; Introduction to academic writing; Units and orders of magnitude; Volume, concentration and molarity; Scales, graphs and equations; Essay writing skills; Citing references and bibliographies; American Psychological Association (APA) format; Plagiarism; Database searching; taxonomy, scientific database information search and handling (eg PubMed, sciencedirect, Web of Knowledge, PsychArticles); Psychology laboratory report writing skills; how to structure a report in terms of introduction, methods, results, discussion, references and appendices. The American Psychological Association (APA) format. Research ethics; Participating in approximately six actual psychological research studies; Exam essay writing skills and revision techniques; Introduction to psychology in the real world; applications of psychology, what psychologists do

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Office
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 9, 11: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 9, 11: Wednesday 10 am -11 am
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 9, 11: Wednesday 11 am - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am

Ethics and Business Business and Management BUS212 Semester 2 5 Yes

Ethics and Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Denise Ferreira Da Silva
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Ethics and Business introduces students to different understandings of ethics and its relation to business in society. Deontological and descriptive approaches to ethics are introduced and applied to analyses of a selection of case studies. These are organised around three main developments that affect contemporary business: changes in the labour market, the knowledge economy, and the environment. Amongst the issues covered are: value; rationality; self-interest; self-love and self-realisation; the gist economy; utilitarianism and hedonism; growth, wealth and sustainability.

Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm

Ethics in Business and Finance Law QLLM136 Full year 7 No

Ethics in Business and Finance

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr Costanza Russo
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The course in Ethics in Business and in Finance is concerned with the study of ethical dilemmas arising in business people and financial players¿ decision making and it aims at offering a professional-related approach to the analysis of those issues. It will be divided into two parts: the first will be concerned with non financial and the second with financial companies. The study of business ethics will be mainly concerned with ethical dilemmas and Corporate Social Responsibility issues. The study of ethics in finance would also investigate the laws related to the provision of financial services and management (as for example, duties to clients and whistleblowing) and on those pursuing financial markets integrity, fair conduct and fair dealing (for instance, rules on market manipulation, takeovers, bankruptcy). Case studies and self regulatory practices such as standards of conducts and codes of ethics, will be presented and discussed with students through the whole course.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Ethnography of Communication - Foundations and Fieldwork Languages Linguistics and Film LIN620 Semester 2 6 Yes

Ethnography of Communication - Foundations and Fieldwork

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Colleen Cotter
Overlap: LIN006
Prerequisite: "LIN400 LIN102 or permission of module organiser"

This module provides an overview of ethnography of communication, a theoretical and methodological approach to analyzing and understanding a wide range of communicative patterns and language uses as they occur within social and cultural contexts. Students will also apply ethnographic insights and methodologies to fieldwork activities and projects in the local community, investigating the range of practices that constitute ethnographic research, aiming for an integrative and holistic understanding through discussion of class members¿ fieldwork activities.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Ethnography of Communication - Foundations and Fieldwork Languages Linguistics and Film LIN7020 Semester 2 7 No

Ethnography of Communication - Foundations and Fieldwork

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Colleen Cotter
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an overview of Ethnography of Communication, a theoretical and methodological approach to analyzing and understanding communicative patterns and language use in social and cultural contexts. The focus on primary literature includes the seminal figures who established the approach (e.g., Hymes, Gumperz), developed the framework (Baumann, Briggs, Ervin-Tripp, Philipps), and who continue to advance it today (Duranti, Goodwin, Hill, Rampton). Applying ethnographic insights and methodologies to fieldwork activities and projects in the local community will instill understanding of the broad range of practices that constitute doing ethnography as well as illustrate the points raised in the literature.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 90.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

EU Criminal Law Law QLLM101 Semester 2 7 No

EU Criminal Law

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof Valsamis Mitsilegas
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module covers:

- Criminal law in the internal market: penalties, sanctions, prohibitions
- The harmonization of criminal offences in the EU
- The principle of mutual recognition in criminal matters (the European Arrest Warrant and other developments)
- The development of EU rules on criminal procedure and the rights of the defendant
- The development of EU criminal law principles (such as ne bis in idem and the presumption of innocence)
- Police co-operation in the EU and the role of Europol
- EU measures against money laundering, organized crime and terrorism
- The development of operational co-operation in criminal matters - issues of legitimacy, democratic control and accountability
- The evaluation and implementation of EU action in Justice and Home Affairs
- The external dimension of EU action in criminal matters, focusing in particular on relations with the USA;

Applicable Groupings: G, H, O

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am - 11 am

EU Financial Law Law CCLD005 Full year 7 No

EU Financial Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Prof Rosa Lastra
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This course seeks to examine the EU legal framework pertaining to EU financial services law, and Economic and Monetary Union. It aims to enable students to develop an understanding of the EU rules governing free movement of financial services and corporate entities in the EU, the regulation of EU capital markets, the legal framework governing relations with third states in financial matters, Economic and Monetary Union and the law of the European Central Bank.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

EU Financial Law Law QLLM028 Full year 7 No

EU Financial Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Prof Rosa Lastra
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module seeks to examine Economic and Monetary Union, the European Central Bank, and EU financial services law. The first part of this module focuses on the institutional structure and substantive law of Economic and Monetary Union. The second part covers the free movement of financial services and corporate issuers, free movement of capital, harmonization directives in the field of capital markets and financial services law, life assurance, and anti-trust aspects of financial law, including state aids. This module places particular emphasis on EU and national initiatives on financial law reform following the credit crisis of 2008. It explores EU regulatory models in the field of capital markets and banking law, analyzes the methodology of the European Court of Justice, and examines also relations between the EU and third countries in financial law issues.

Prerequisites; None
Applicable Groupings: A, B, F, G, J

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

EU Immigration and Asylum Law Law LAWM009 Semester 1 7 No

EU Immigration and Asylum Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Valsamis Mitsilegas
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module covers:
From Rome to Maastricht: the internal market and the push for the development of EU action in Justice and Home Affairs.
The Schengen experiment: an analysis of the Schengen Convention as a model for EU action on JHA:
* The evolution of competence on JHA - from the third to the first pillar;
* Developments in judicial protection.
EU measures on asylum.
EU action on economic migration.
EU action on irregular migration:
* Border controls, in particular: The European Border Agency;
* Population controls and EU databases: the development of EURODAC, the EU Visa Information System and the Schengen Information System and their interoperability.
The routine collection of information on passengers/movement in the EU - Exchange of passenger data (PNR) with the US.
Towards a global system of exchange of passenger data.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

EU Immigration Law Law QLLM100 Semester 1 7 No

EU Immigration Law

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Dr Violeta Mareno-Lax
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module covers:

From Rome to Maastricht: the internal market and the push for the development of EU action in Justice and Home Affairs12/02/2009.

The Schengen experiment: an analysis of the Schengen Convention as a model for EU action on JHA12/02/2009;
- The evolution of competence on JHA - from the third to the first pillar;
- Developments in judicial protection

EU measures on asylum

EU action on economic migration

EU action on irregular migration

Border controls, in particular: The European Border Agency

Population controls and EU databases: the development of EURODAC, the EU Visa Information System and the Schengen Information System and their interoperability:
- The routine collection of information on passengers/movement in the EU
- Exchange of passenger data (PNR) with the US
- Towards a global system of exchange of passenger data.

Applicable Groupings: G, H, O

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

EU Justice and Home Affairs Law QLLM029 Full year 7 No

EU Justice and Home Affairs

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Prof Valsamis Mitsilegas
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will provide a detailed overview of the development and content of EU law and policy on Justice and Home Affairs. It will begin by placing this development in a socio-economic and political context, with emphasis being placed on the relationship of JHA policy with the development of a Single Market and the EU as an area without internal frontiers. It will then examine rapid evolution of EU competence and institutional arrangements in this area and the impact these have on the development of EU JHA law. The course then will examine in detail the development and content of legislation in all areas of EU JHA, including immigration and asylum, criminal law, police and judicial co-operation in criminal matters and civil law. Emphasis will also be placed on the external dimension of JHA co-operation and the impact of the European Constitution on the development of legislation in the field.

Applicable Groupings: G, H, O

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

Europe 1000-1500: The Middle Ages and their Legacy History HST4107 Semester 1 4 Yes

Europe 1000-1500: The Middle Ages and their Legacy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Merle Rubin
Overlap: HST4105
Prerequisite: None

Medieval institutions, ideas and practices still greatly influence the shape of modern Europe. Europe¿s languages, rituals, religious beliefs, political institutions, urban infrastructure and universities are deeply marked by their medieval origins. This module offers an introduction to Europe¿s medieval past in its full diversity and complexity. It will introduce men and women, laypeople and priests, warriors, traders and farmers, offering learners information and insights into the continent¿s formative past.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm

European Culture and Society Languages Linguistics and Film SML002 Full year 4 Yes

European Culture and Society

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Annabel Cox
Overlap: HST257
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to give you a broad overview of European culture and society, while introducing you to a variety of different methods for analysis. This module will be divided into blocks, and after an introduction touching on the classical, medieval and renaissance periods, the module will focus on the period from the Enlightenment to the present day, covering the social, historical, economic, geographical and political background and tracing the major movements and themes, as well as encouraging you to analyze in detail, cultural artefacts including paintings, films, philosophy and literature. The module will be taught by lectures (given by representatives from a variety of different departments), and seminars, organised in such a way that some of the texts can be tread in the original language.

Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 40.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm

European Culture and Society Languages Linguistics and Film SML002A Semester 1 4 Yes

European Culture and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Annabel Cox
Overlap: HST257
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to give you a broad overview of European culture and society, while introducing you to a variety of different methods for analysis. This module will be divided into blocks, and after an introduction touching on the classical, medieval and renaissance periods, the module will focus on the period from the Enlightenment to the present day, covering the social, historical, economic, geographical and political background and tracing the major movements and themes, as well as encouraging you to analyze in detail, cultural artefacts including paintings, films, philosophy and literature. The module will be taught by lectures (given by representatives from a variety of different departments), and seminars, organised in such a way that some of the texts can be tread in the original language.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am

European Culture and Society Languages Linguistics and Film SML002B Semester 2 4 Yes

European Culture and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Annabel Cox
Overlap: HST257
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to give you a broad overview of European culture and society, while introducing you to a variety of different methods for analysis. This module will be divided into blocks, and after an introduction touching on the classical, medieval and renaissance periods, the module will focus on the period from the Enlightenment to the present day, covering the social, historical, economic, geographical and political background and tracing the major movements and themes, as well as encouraging you to analyze in detail, cultural artefacts including paintings, films, philosophy and literature. The module will be taught by lectures (given by representatives from a variety of different departments), and seminars, organised in such a way that some of the texts can be tread in the original language.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4

European Environmental Law Law QLLM098 Full year 7 No

European Environmental Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr Elena Fasoli
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The following topics outline the syllabus:

-Legal dilemmas to achieving environmental protection: sustainable development?
-The evolution and inclusion of environmental principles within governing legal frameworks: International and European developments, including the choice of regulatory instrument(s) utilized by the EC in its environmental law provision.
-Introduction to the institutional framework for EC law-making and enforcement, focusing on EC environmental law.
-The role of the ECJ and the direct effects doctrine, focussing on its application in EC environmental law
-An examination of both procedural and access to justice rights in EC law, including standing issues raised by the prospect of challenging Community institutional decisions before the ECJ.
-An assessment of the sectorally-based regulatory development of substantive EC environmental law within areas such as water and air pollution, Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) and waste.
-Conceptual and practical legal issues arising from efforts at providing for wildlife protection and nature conservation within EC environmental law.
-Introduction to the text of the ECHR, 1950 and its institutions, focussing upon reliance on its provisions, notably Article 8 on privacy and a family life, for protection against environmental interference as supplementing Community efforts at ensuring a high level of environmental protection for its citizens.

Prerequisites: None
Applicable Groupings: Q

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm

European Human Rights Law Law QLLM129 Full year 7 No

European Human Rights Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Ms Merris Amos
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module concerns the legal mechanisms for protecting human rights at the European level. Following a brief introduction to the philosophical motivations for protecting human rights, and some historical background, students will examine the procedures in place at both the Council of Europe and European Union levels and consider possible reforms. Students will also examine substantive human rights law, in particular the law of the European Convention on Human Rights. Detailed consideration will be given to the right to life (Art.2), freedom from torture (Art.3), the right to respect for private life (Art.8), freedom of religion (Art.9) and freedom of expression (Art.10). Problem questions will be solved utilising Convention case law, and critiques made of current jurisprudence. The course will conclude with an assessment of the European system as compared to the legal protection of human rights at the national level.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

European Integration and the EU as a Political System Politics and International Relations POL330 Full year 6 Yes

European Integration and the EU as a Political System

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Francoise Boucek
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: POL100

European integration is the most far-reaching development of voluntary supranational governance in world history. The objective of this module is to explore in the first semester the origins, development, and institutions of the EU. In the second semester major policies and policy-making processes are examined such as the single market, monetary union, agriculture, regional development, environment, asylum and immigration and foreign policy. Finally, the module focuses on current EU developments such as enlargement and the role of the EU on the international stage. Students will be introduced to existing and evolving theories of integration and will examine the complex operation of the EU as a political system. They will also analyse the political and economic logic behind different national perspectives on European integration.
Associate student registration: Autumn Semester POL/330A; Spring Semester POL/330B.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am -11 am

European Integration and the EU as a Political System Politics and International Relations POL330A Semester 1 6 Yes

European Integration and the EU as a Political System

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Francoise Boucek
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: POL100

European integration is the most far-reaching development of voluntary supranational governance in world history. The objective of this module is to explore in the first semester the origins, development, and institutions of the EU. In the second semester major policies and policy-making processes are examined such as the single market, monetary union, agriculture, regional development, environment, asylum and immigration and foreign policy. Finally, the module focuses on current EU developments such as enlargement and the role of the EU on the international stage. Students will be introduced to existing and evolving theories of integration and will examine the complex operation of the EU as a political system. They will also analyse the political and economic logic behind different national perspectives on European integration.
Associate student registration: Autumn Semester POL/330A; Spring Semester POL/330B.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am -11 am

European Integration and the EU as a Political System Politics and International Relations POL330B Semester 2 6 Yes

European Integration and the EU as a Political System

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Francoise Boucek
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: POL100

European integration is the most far-reaching development of voluntary supranational governance in world history. The objective of this module is to explore in the first semester the origins, development, and institutions of the EU. In the second semester major policies and policy-making processes are examined such as the single market, monetary union, agriculture, regional development, environment, asylum and immigration and foreign policy. Finally, the module focuses on current EU developments such as enlargement and the role of the EU on the international stage. Students will be introduced to existing and evolving theories of integration and will examine the complex operation of the EU as a political system. They will also analyse the political and economic logic behind different national perspectives on European integration.
Associate student registration: Autumn Semester POL/330A; Spring Semester POL/330B.

Assessment: 40.0% Coursework, 60.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am -11 am

European Internal Market Law QLLM033 Full year 7 No

European Internal Market

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Mr Nicolas Bernard
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module examines the legal underpinnings of European Internal Market with special reference to commercial law aspects. It covers the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital. In addition to providing a thorough examination of the four freedoms, it focuses on the influence and methodology of the ECJ, the concept of harmonization, the tensions between regulation and free market and the struggle between Community and Member State regulatory competence. It explores the interplay between negative and positive harmonization, the inter-relationship between commercial and social aspects of the internal market, issues of European governance, and the relationship between internal market and the establishment of an area of freedom, security and justice. It further examines the relationship between the EU and the WTO and contrasts forms of supranational economic integration.

Applicable Groupings: B, G, J

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 2 pm - 4 pm

European Politics: National Identity and Ethnicity Politics and International Relations POL351 Semester 1 6 Yes

European Politics: National Identity and Ethnicity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Montserrat Guibernau-Berdun
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: POL100

The aim of this module is to study the politics of ethnic and national diversity within the European Union. The module offers a theoretical introduction to the concepts of nation-state, nation, and ethnic community. It explores different models of governance, and considers ethnic, regional, national and European layers of identity contributing to Europe's diversity. The module also studies the main challenges and questions faced by Europeans in trying to accommodate ethnic and national diversity within democratic political institutions such as the European Union, its member states and regions.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am -12 pm

European Studies Research Project Languages Linguistics and Film SML014 Full year 6 Yes

European Studies Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Olga Makarova
Overlap: Students are no
Prerequisite:  At least a 2:1 average level of attainment up to final year

Entry to this module will not be automatic. Students intending to take this module must see the module organiser prior to registration and must present a written recommendation from their adviser regarding their suitability. This module offers the same opportunity as the Modern Languages Research Project, to enable you to pursue a sustained piece of research, but on a topic covering an aspect of European culture, thought or society. Introductory group sessions on research methods will be followed by individual supervision. You will give presentations of your research in the second semester and should note that failure to provide evidence of satisfactory progress will lead to de-registration.

Assessment: 10.0% Coursework, 90.0% Dissertation
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Workshop
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

European Tragedy Languages Linguistics and Film COM507 Semester 2 5 Yes

European Tragedy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Adrian Armstrong
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: COM101 or equivalent

Tragedy is one of the most vital and enduring European literary genres. Tragic dramas are often perceived as among the most significant achievements of different national literatures. Not only are there outstanding examples of the genre in the national literatures drawn on in this programme, tragedy has from antiquity been the object of intense theoretical reflection. It has been discussed by such major philosophers as Aristotle and Nietzsche; it has been treated by literary theorists of all schools. What do we gain from and why can we take a kind of pleasure in the spectacle of human misfortune? Are the benefits psychological, spiritual, intellectual? What kind of pleasure is produced? What kinds of misfortune produces the effect proper to tragedy? What can tragedy tell us about the cultures in which it flourishes? What kind of theoretical approaches (social, psychoanalytical, historical) are most fruitfully applied to it?

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 11 am
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 12 pm

European Union Competition Law Law QLLM124 Full year 7 No

European Union Competition Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Prof Maher Dabbah
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module aims at a comprehensive study of the basic provisions of European Union (EU) competition law. The module will provide participants with a flavour of the economic and market context in which EU competition rules are applied. The module will aim to consider important business phenomena in the market such as anticompetitive agreements, abuse of market dominance and mergers between firms. It is hoped that by the end of the module participants will gain a good understanding of the competition rules of the EU in order to help them identify situations in which such phenomena may arise.

EU competition law is based on the rules contained in Articles 101-109 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and upon subsequent secondary legislation. The focus of the module will be however on Articles 101 and 102 TFEU and Regulation 139/2004(the Merger Regulation).

EU competition rules are enforced by the Directorate General (DG COMP) of the European Commission, the Directorate in charge of competition matters. Decisions of the Commission are the principal means of enforcement in competition cases. The Commission's decisions are subject to review by the General Court of the EU (GCEU) and the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ). This has created an extensive and highly interesting case law and reference will be made to this case law during the module.

Prerequisites: None
Applicable Groupings: B, D, G, F, J

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm

European Union Tax Law Law QLLM122 Full year 7 No

European Union Tax Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Mr Tom O'Shea
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

European Union Tax Law is the leading module on the subject-area and features an introduction to the rules contained in the EC Treaty and their impact on national tax systems. The Community's secondary legislation is analysed along with a detailed examination of the ECJ's direct tax jurisprudence. A team of specialists teach the module each with considerable experience in the field. Each year the students studying the module organise and participate in the EC Tax Students Conference.

Prerequisites: None

Applicable Groupings: A, B, F, G, J, O, P

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 6 pm - 8 pm

Europe in a Global Context since 1800 History HST4309 Full year 4 Yes

Europe in a Global Context since 1800

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Iain Stewart
Overlap: HST4305
Prerequisite: None

In the period covered by this module Europe rose to global dominance and then entered a gradual process of relative decline which is still underway. Any history of Europe in the period must also, therefore, take account of Europe's interactions - military, economic and intellectual - with the wider world. During the period of expansion Europeans envisaged themselves as embodying a superior civilisation which exemplified ideals of modernity and progress. But these ideals also had darker side which resulted in Europeans perpetrating upon each other and on others, acts of the most extreme violence. In the nineteenth century, the ideals of nationalism were associated with progress, emancipation and liberalism but in the twentieth century they became vectors of exclusion, authoritarianism and even genocide. Since 1945 ideas of a united Europe have taken root, but Cold War, local wars and inter-ethnic conflicts have emerged and some have endured. These are some of the themes and contradictions that this module will seek to explore.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Europe in a Global Context since 1800 History HST4309A Semester 1 4 Yes

Europe in a Global Context since 1800

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Iain Stewart
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

In the period covered by this module Europe rose to global dominance and then entered a gradual process of relative decline which is still underway. Any history of Europe in the period must also, therefore, take account of Europe's interactions - military, economic and intellectual - with the wider world. During the period of expansion Europeans envisaged themselves as embodying a superior civilisation which exemplified ideals of modernity and progress. But these ideals also had darker side which resulted in Europeans perpetrating upon each other and on others, acts of the most extreme violence. In the nineteenth century, the ideals of nationalism were associated with progress, emancipation and liberalism but in the twentieth century they became vectors of exclusion, authoritarianism and even genocide. Since 1945 ideas of a united Europe have taken root, but Cold War, local wars and inter-ethnic conflicts have emerged and some have endured. These are some of the themes and contradictions that this module will seek to explore.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am -12 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Europe in a Global Context since 1800 History HST4309B Semester 2 4 Yes

Europe in a Global Context since 1800

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Iain Stewart
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

In the period covered by this module Europe rose to global dominance and then entered a gradual process of relative decline which is still underway. Any history of Europe in the period must also, therefore, take account of Europe's interactions - military, economic and intellectual - with the wider world. During the period of expansion Europeans envisaged themselves as embodying a superior civilisation which exemplified ideals of modernity and progress. But these ideals also had darker side which resulted in Europeans perpetrating upon each other and on others, acts of the most extreme violence. In the nineteenth century, the ideals of nationalism were associated with progress, emancipation and liberalism but in the twentieth century they became vectors of exclusion, authoritarianism and even genocide. Since 1945 ideas of a united Europe have taken root, but Cold War, local wars and inter-ethnic conflicts have emerged and some have endured. These are some of the themes and contradictions that this module will seek to explore.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Evolution Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS110 Semester 1 4 No

Evolution

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Angelika Stollewerk
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides a review of evolutionary biology, including Darwinian and Neo-Darwinian perspectives, evolutionary mechanisms and the consequences of evolution. The role of evolution as a central unifying theme in bi