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Directory of Modules 2016-17

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.

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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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TitleSchoolCodeSemesterLevelAssociatesDescription
"Global Connections, Local Contexts" History HST7613 Semester 1 7 Yes

"Global Connections, Local Contexts"

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Chris Moffat
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The core module `Global Connections, Local Contexts' provides the intellectual spine to the MA Global History. It explores the challenges and potential of global history. The time period covered ranges from early modern to contemporary, and the course is divided into four closely integrated blocks: theoretical approaches to global history; the global history of ideas; power, knowledge and resistance. The conjoining of `connections' and `contexts' denotes the fact that this MA Global History does not merely try to cover an extended chronological range of world history; rather, it is linked by showing how transnational concepts are applied, absorbed, and transformed in particular localities. There is an emphasis on how ideas and theories `travel' and how they change in doing so, how cultural forms in general and concepts of power, knowledge and resistance in particular are understood from different perspectives (metropolitan and colonial) and how historically grounded comparisons can meaningfully be made.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 3 pm

10,000 Word Dissertation Law CCDM023 Full year 7 No

10,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
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: Ms Laura Edgar
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: Ms Laura Edgar
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: Ms Laura Edgar
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: Ms Laura Edgar
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: Ms Laura Edgar
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: Ms Laura Edgar
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: Ms Laura Edgar
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: Ms Laura Edgar
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 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 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm

21st Century Networks Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS703U Semester 1 7 Yes

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: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm

3D Cinema: Digital Space and Stereoscopic Aesthetics Languages Linguistics and Film FLM7203 Semester 1 7 No

3D Cinema: Digital Space and Stereoscopic Aesthetics

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Nicholas Patrick Henry Jones
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module examines the historical development, technological conditions and unique aesthetics of stereoscopic 3D cinema. It fosters a critical understanding of the distinct optical properties of this exhibition technology, and uses the tools of film archaeology to explore its place in the visual culture of the last two hundred years (a place consistently under-valued in both histories and theories of cinema). Providing an overview of stereoscopic media ¿ from the nineteenth-century stereoscope to genre cinema of t520457he 1950s and 1980s ¿ the module focuses upon the contemporary digital period of mainstream 3D film production; in doing so, it shows that digital 3D works to produce distinctly contingent, ephemeral and subjective spaces, and explores how these spaces join up with broader virtualisations of space in the digital age.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Film Screening
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 2 pm

Abnormal and Clinical Psychology Biological and Chemical Sciences PSY251 Semester 2 5 Yes

Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ruth Taylor
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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: 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: Prof Colin Haslam
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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 6 pm

Accounting for Business Business and Management BUS106 Semester 2 4 No

Accounting for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Androniki Triantafylle
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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

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

Accounting for Business Decisions Languages Linguistics and Film IFJ3017 Semester 2 3 No

Accounting for Business Decisions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Chandres Tejura
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module provides students with opportunities to understand and apply key management accounting theory and concepts to decision making for a variety of contemporary organizations. It provides an introduction to some of the key topics and areas of
Costing, Budgeting, Absorption costing, Marginal costing, Cost-Volume-Profit analysis (Break Even analysis). All with the aim of enhancing student understanding and appreciation in business decision making.


Each week, there will be a lecture and a seminar. Students will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work, discussion, presentation and completion of interactive activities. Before each session, students will be asked to read from pre-specified chapters of the essential reading textbook. The students will be encouraged to discuss and analyse tasks in lectures and seminars.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 3

Accounting for Business Decisions Languages Linguistics and Film IFP3017 Semester 1 3 No

Accounting for Business Decisions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Chandres Tejura
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module provides students with opportunities to understand and apply key management accounting theory and concepts to decision making for a variety of contemporary organizations. It provides an introduction to some of the key topics and areas of
Costing, Budgeting, Absorption costing, Marginal costing, Cost-Volume-Profit analysis (Break Even analysis). All with the aim of enhancing student understanding and appreciation in business decision making.


Each week, there will be a lecture and a seminar. Students will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work, discussion, presentation and completion of interactive activities. Before each session, students will be asked to read from pre-specified chapters of the essential reading textbook. The students will be encouraged to discuss and analyse tasks in lectures and seminars.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 4 pm - 5 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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 1 pm

Accounting for Lawyers Law CCLE019 Semester 1 7 No

Accounting for Lawyers

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Mr Leon Vinokur
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to introduce fundamental management accounting concepts to non-accountants. This will include applying various techniques to evaluate business decisions in both the long and short term. Students will be able to employ a range of control methods within a business and analyse its performance. The module is designed for students to gain an appreciation of the concepts while having an insight into their practical application.

Students on this module will be introduced to a wide range of accounting techniques. The emphasis during lectures will be on building confidence in the use of financial techniques associated with planning, control and decision-making.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 10 am - 12 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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
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 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 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 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm

A Closer Look at Chemistry Science and Engineering Foundation Programme SEF004 Semester 2 3 No

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am - 10 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

Acoustic Analysis of Speech Languages Linguistics and Film LIN5200 Semester 2 5 Yes

Acoustic Analysis of Speech

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Esther De Leeuw
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LIN4200 or LIN400

In this module, students will be introduced to some of the key acoustic techniques used to examine segmental elements of speech. As such, this module focuses on the smallest physical properties of speech which ultimately give rise to meaning. Much of the module will involve lab work and students will be given the opportunity to work both with guidance and independently on assignments. For example, students will undertake a durational analysis of voice onset time in the waveform and a frequency analysis of formants in the spectrogram. Such analyses will build on knowledge of the Source-Filter Theory and on articulatory correlates of the acoustic signal. Students will become confident in identifying how biological, linguistic, social, and psychological factors underlie variation in the acoustic signal. By the end of the module students will be equipped to perform independent acoustic analyses into segmental elements of speech. This module is a prerequisite for Describing and Measuring Prosody.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Action Design English and Drama DRA245 Semester 1 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: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Actuarial Mathematics Mathematical Sciences MTH6100 Semester 2 6 Yes

Actuarial Mathematics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr James Webber
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: Friday 9 am -10 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm

Actuarial Mathematics Mathematical Sciences MTH6100P Semester 2 6 No

Actuarial Mathematics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr James Webber
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:

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

Actuarial Professional Development I Mathematical Sciences MTH4112 Full year 4 No

Actuarial Professional Development I

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr James Webber
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This is a compulsory module that is designed to help you identify and develop the professional and business skills and knowledge that are expected of an actuary. The module will help you prepare for working in finance and for sitting the CT9 (Business Awareness) and CA3 (Communication) exams of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. The module will also help you prepare for and apply for jobs in the financial services sector. The module is expected to include a number of guest lectures from actuaries and other professionals working in financial services.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Workshop
  • Semester 1: Thursday 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 6 pm

Adaptations English and Drama DRA248 Semester 2 5 Yes

Adaptations

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Julia Bardsley
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:

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

Admiralty Law Law QLLM322 Semester 1 7 No

Admiralty Law

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Miss Gabriella Denlew
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module focuses on maritime claims and is intended to complement the range of substantive international shipping law courses offered at CCLS. An understanding of the law relating to maritime claims is essential to a well-rounded knowledge of Shipping Law. Indeed, such knowledge of Admiralty jurisdiction will be invaluable to anyone who aspires eventually to work in shipping or international trade, whether as a lawyer or as a legal advisor in-house, or in insurance with a hull insurer or with a P&I Club. While the emphasis in the course will be the admiralty practice under English law reference will be made to the admiralty jurisprudence of other jurisdictions, such as Singapore, Australia and South Africa, as well as international conventions on arrests of ships and on maritime liens. The syllabus will cover the legal framework relating to Admiralty jurisdiction, the nature of the Admiralty jurisdiction (claims in personam and in rem), maritime and statutory liens, possessory liens, the exercise of Admiralty jurisdiction (particularly by the arrest of ships), admiralty procedure and priorities.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 7: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 7, 8: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 8: Friday 2 pm - 6 pm

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

Advanced Accounting for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Sean Mccartney
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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Advanced Aircraft Design Engineering and Materials Science DEN7305 Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Aircraft Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: "DEN6305,DENM305"
Prerequisite: DEN233 DEN303 DEN307 DEN306 DEN427 DEN6405 DEN7405

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% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 11 am -12 pm

Advanced Aircraft Design Engineering and Materials Science DENM305 Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Aircraft Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: DEN6305 DEN7350
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 1: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 11 am -12 pm

Advanced Analytical Chemistry & Spectroscopy Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE308U Semester 2 6 No

Advanced Analytical Chemistry & Spectroscopy

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

This module provides advanced coverage of topics in instrumental analysis, with illustrations of the applications of such techniques. Topics to be covered include: atomic spectroscopy, molecular spectroscopy, separation sciences - gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and hyphenated techniques e.g. GC-MS, LC-MS-MS, ICP-MS, that combine two or more methods to provide improved detection of analytes. There will a strong emphasis on problem-solving in analytical chemistry.

Assessment: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Advanced Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE308P Semester 2 6 No

Advanced Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy

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

This module provides advanced coverage of topics in instrumental analysis, with illustrations of the applications of such techniques. Topics to be covered include: atomic spectroscopy, molecular spectroscopy, separation sciences - gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and hyphenated techniques e.g. GC-MS, LC-MS-MS, ICP-MS, that combine two or more methods to provide improved detection of analytes. There will a strong emphasis on problem-solving in analytical chemistry.

Assessment: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 6

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

Advanced Asset Pricing and Modelling

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Akindynos Baltas
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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 6 pm - 9 pm

Advanced Behavioural Finance Economics and Finance ECOM102 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Behavioural Finance

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

There is mounting evidence that people violate many of the "rationality" assumptions of mainstream economics. Behavioural Economics is a relatively new field that studies such violations and proposes theories to explain them. Behavioural Finance is a part of Behavioural Economics that studies important "irrationalities" on financial markets. Key topics include common mistakes people make when deciding how much to save and how to invest, excess volume of trade, equity premium puzzle, bubbles, and predictability of financial markets.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 1 pm

Advanced Biochemical Research Methods Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO491 Full year 7 No

Advanced Biochemical Research Methods

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Richard Pickersgill
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will provide an advanced training in techniques in biochemistry. In addition to lectures from members of staff and seminars from external speakers, there will be computer and practical workshops to teach methods in molecular biology, structural biology, biophysics and synthetic biology. Assessment will be 50% coursework and 50% examination..

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

Advanced Biological Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE402 Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Biological Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Christopher Bray
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "CHE302U CHE307"

This module focuses on the role of organic compounds in the natural world, with particular reference to biological and pharmaceutical systems. The role of synthetic models for biological systems is examined critically. The aim is to rationalise the properties and reactivity of the principal classes of natural products and to demonstrate the fundamental chemistry behind biochemical reactions in biosynthetic pathways. Major biosynthetic pathways leading to the formation of secondary metabolites are examined from the mechanistic point of view.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 8, 9, 11: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm

Advanced Biomaterials Engineering and Materials Science MTRM071 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Biomaterials

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

Biomaterials play an essential role in Biomedical Engineering and Tissue Engineering. The understanding of key properties of biomaterials for these applications require a thorough understanding of materials chemistry, physical properties, processing and their interaction with biological systems. The module will be delivered through a series of lectures, as well as sessions focusing on problem solving and will feature one guest industrial lecture from a senior staff member from a leading company in the field of biomaterials.

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

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

Advanced Combinatorics Mathematical Sciences MTH742P Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Combinatorics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Heng Guo
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:

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

Advanced Combinatorics Mathematical Sciences MTH742U Semester 1 7 Yes

Advanced Combinatorics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Heng Guo
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:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 12 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 Mohamed Adjali
Overlap: "DEN326,DENM021"
Prerequisite: None

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: 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 Mohamed Adjali
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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: 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% Practical
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 11 am
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Friday 1 pm - 4 pm

Advanced Control Systems Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS778P Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Control Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Kamyar Mehran
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECS788P

This module introduces the advanced topics in control systems and the control engineering application in power electronic systems, automotive and robotics design. Topics include stability analysis of nonlinear systems, digital control systems, intelligent systems, model predictive control, adaptive control and variable structure control, estimator design and modeling and real-time simulation. This module will have labs either in the electronics lab, or in the ITL.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 3 pm - 4 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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm

Advanced Epidemiology and Statistics School of Medicine and Dentistry ICM5005 Semester 2 5 Yes

Advanced Epidemiology and Statistics

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

Students will build on their skills and knowledge developed in year 1 and will review and revise the measurement of rates, ratios, proportions, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, statistical significance tests, and data presentation (tables, graphs and charts). They will be introduced to statistical modelling and be expected to also conduct some data analysis. Students will also be introduced to concepts and practices related to statistical modelling (such as linear regression and logistic regression). The second half of the module will get students to develop skills and experience in study design.

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

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

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: DENM001
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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

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: DEN7001
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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Advanced Gas Turbines Engineering and Materials Science DEN427 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Gas Turbines

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: DENM022 DEN306
Prerequisite: None

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 8 am - 8 am
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: 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 Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: DEN427
Prerequisite: None

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

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

Advanced Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Geography GEG6132 Semester 1 6 No

Advanced Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Konstantinos Melachroinos
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: GEG5102

This module explores advanced issues in relation to the principles, techniques and applications of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) within the wider geographical remit (e.g. advanced spatial analysis, location-allocation models, interoperability and exchange of data between different systems, etc.). It complements the GIS training offered in levels 4 and 5 of and provides an opportunity to students to consolidate and expand their knowledge about GIS.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Advanced German for Business Languages Linguistics and Film GER6205 Semester 1 6 No

Advanced German for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Martina Deny
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: GER212 / GER203 or equivalent

This aim of this module is to prepare students for working in a German-speaking business environment and/or communicating on an advanced level with German-speaking business partners. The module is designed as a follow-up module to the Level 5 course German for Business and students will build on their acquired knowledge and further increase and consolidate their business-related communication and writing skills. Besides increasing their business vocabulary, students will also be trained in business- related translation work from English into German and German to English. Furthermore, learners will also be able to hone their skills in business discourse analysis, working with authentic journalistic texts on economic affairs, eg. in newspapers like the FAZ, the Süddeutsche Zeitung and DIE ZEIT. Previous enrolment in GER081 German for Business is desirable, but not a pre-requisite.

Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Advanced Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Engineering and Materials Science DEN7208 Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
Overlap: "DEN6208,DENM208"
Prerequisite: None

This module covers advanced topics in heat transfer and fluid mechanics. It develops and builds on ideas in heat transfer commonly found in undergraduate mechanical and energy degree programmes. The following topics will be covered: transient heat conduction; heat exchanger theory and design; phase change; heat transfer in turbulent flows; heat transfer in compressible flows.

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

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

Advanced Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Engineering and Materials Science DENM208 Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
Overlap: "DEN6208,DEN7208"
Prerequisite: None

This module covers advanced topics in heat transfer and fluid mechanics. It develops and builds on ideas in heat transfer commonly found in undergraduate mechanical and energy degree programmes. The following topics will be covered: transient heat conduction; heat exchanger theory and design; phase change; heat transfer in turbulent flows; heat transfer in compressible flows.

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

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

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am -10 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 12 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Thursday 10 am - 1 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,DEN740"
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: 60.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Advanced Immunology Biological and Chemical Sciences BMD351 Semester 1 6 No

Advanced Immunology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Andrew Stagg
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SBS803 (BMD251)

This module will build on the second year Basic Immunology course, to provide in-depth knowledge of fundamental immune processes, of the ways in which these interact as a complex system that provides protection against infection disease but can also cause disease when dysregulated and of the importance of immunology in modern medicine. There will be emphasis on molecular immunology and the key signalling pathways that underpin immunological mechanisms. Lectures in specialised areas of the subject will be given by experts in their field, providing a sense of the frontiers of their subject. In addition to formal lectures, the course will provide tutorials with opportunities to critically-examine research papers.

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

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

Advanced IP Issues: Digital Rights Management Law CCDM015 Full year 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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 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: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Friday 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 Andy Bushby
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:

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

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

Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Andy Bushby
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:

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

Advanced Mechanical Engineering Research Project Engineering and Materials Science DENM703 Full year 7 No

Advanced Mechanical Engineering Research Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module is an intensive research module that spans all three MSc semesters. It is designed to develop the research skills of the student and enable them to develop key skills in research in one of the areas of Solid Mechanics, Robotics and Automation, or Thermofluids and Combustion.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Advanced Medical Negligence Law QLLM005 Full year 7 No

Advanced Medical Negligence

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Ms Laura Giachardi
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:

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

Advanced Medical Negligence A Law QLLM005A Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Medical Negligence A

Credits: 22.5
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module delves into medical negligence by examining the principal difficulties associated with the common law cause of action, from the initial conundrums associated with proving a duty of care towards a variety of non-patients and third parties, and onwards through breach, causation, remoteness of damage, and finally to the defences available to a culpable healthcare professional. In addition, the course will explore some of the various (often controversial) ways in which statute has encroached in recent years to adjust patient-healthcare practitioner patterns of legal liability.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Advanced Microeconomics Economics and Finance ECN361 Semester 1 6 Yes

Advanced Microeconomics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Advanced Object Orientated Programming Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS769P Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Object Orientated Programming

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Graham White
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will introduce concepts associated with advanced object-oriented programming concepts, such as inheritance and polymorphism, creating templates, advanced working with exception handling, stream input/output management, associative containers, algorithms, stacks, queues and binary trees, different search and sort methods, namespaces, advanced string class methods, and working with libraries, e.g. boost and STL. It also explores some of the contexts in which these techniques are useful.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Advanced Oral Competence in French Languages Linguistics and Film FRE6207 Full year 6 Yes

Advanced Oral Competence in French

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Laetitia Calabrese
Overlap: FRE407
Prerequisite: A qualifying entry test in Welcome Week; priority will be given to non-francophone students

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 5 pm - 6 pm
    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 4 pm - 5 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: HSP233 or HSP271

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

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

Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE306P Semester 2 6 No

Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Wyatt
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is concerned with the principles of drug design, drug discovery and the relationship between the molecular structure of drugs and their biological activity. Topics to be covered include: how candidate drug structures are selected for synthesis, structure activity relationships, physico-chemical properties of compounds and how these may be employed to assist in the selection of drug candidates, organic synthetic methods that are of particular relevance to the preparation of drug-like molecules.

Assessment: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 6

Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE306U Semester 2 6 No

Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lisa Rooney
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is concerned with the principles of drug design, drug discovery and the relationship between the molecular structure of drugs and their biological activity. Topics to be covered include: how candidate drug structures are selected for synthesis, structure activity relationships, physico-chemical properties of compounds and how these may be employed to assist in the selection of drug candidates, organic synthetic methods that are of particular relevance to the preparation of drug-like molecules. The module will build upon the knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical chemistry gained in CHE206, and examines applications of the drug discovery process by focusing on specific disease areas such as cancer, where concepts and methods of current therapies and the structures and mechanisms of action of chemotherapeutic agents are studied.

Assessment: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5, 6, 10: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm

Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry by Distance Learning Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE306X Semester 2 6 No

Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry by Distance Learning

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lisa Rooney
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "CHE206A CHE206B"

This module is concerned with the principles of drug design, drug discovery and the relationship between the molecular structure of drugs and their biological activity. Topics to be covered include: how candidate drug structures are selected for synthesis, structure activity relationships, physico-chemical properties of compounds and how these may be employed to assist in the selection of drug candidates, organic synthetic methods that are of particular relevance to the preparation of drug-like molecules.

The module will build upon the knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical chemistry gained in CHE206, and examines applications of the drug discovery process by focusing on specific disease areas such as cancer, where concepts and methods of current therapies and the structures and mechanisms of action of chemotherapeutic agents are studied.

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

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Practical
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16: Wednesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm

Advanced Practical Chemistry 1 Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE301 Semester 1 6 No

Advanced Practical Chemistry 1

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
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7, 11: Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7, 11: Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7, 11: Friday 9 am - 5 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7, 11: Monday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7, 11: Tuesday 9 am - 5 pm

Advanced Practical Chemistry 2 Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE311 Semester 2 6 No

Advanced Practical Chemistry 2

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Wyatt
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE301

This is a level 6 module, but is only available to third year students registered on a four year chemistry-based MSci programme. The module provides experience of advanced methodology in practical chemistry, including experience of using more advanced (research-level) analytical and preparative instrumentation. Students undertake a series of extended experimental procedures and investigations, and are required to produce a detailed report for each.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 7: Monday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 7: Tuesday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 7: Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 7: Thursday 9 am - 5 pm

Advanced Quantum Field Theory Physics and Astronomy SPA7001P Semester 2 7 Yes

Advanced Quantum Field Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Donovan Young
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: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Semesters 1, 2 and 3: Friday 9 am -12 pm

Advanced Quantum Field Theory Physics and Astronomy SPA7001U Semester 2 7 Yes

Advanced Quantum Field Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Donovan Young
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: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Semesters 1, 2 and 3: Friday 9 am -12 pm

Advanced Readings in Geography Geography GEG7101 Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Readings in Geography

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Kavita Datta
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Unlike other option modules, Advanced Readings in Geography will be taught on an individual basis and only in exceptional circumstances. The student would be required to complete a proposal explaining why s/he would like to conduct advanced level readings on a clearly defined area of research that is not covered in detail on other MA/MSc courses. If an appropriate colleague agrees to supervise the Readings module, fortnightly meetings will be held to discuss the readings and to develop the 5000 word paper. The course is essentially self-directed, like equivalent courses taught elsewhere at Masters level.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

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 Alexander Henshaw
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: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Practical
Level: 6

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: "DEN4121 DEN4108

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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
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: DEN6335 DEN7335
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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
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 Statistics Project Mathematical Sciences MTH6103 Full year 6 No

Advanced Statistics Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Hugo Maruri-Aguilar
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 Emiliano Bilotti
Overlap: "MTRM065, MTRM71"
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
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • 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 Emiliano Bilotti
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
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 9 am -10 am
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 1 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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Advanced Tissue Mechanics Engineering and Materials Science DEN7311 Semester 2 7 Yes

Advanced Tissue Mechanics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Himadri Gupta
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MAT4003

This module is concerned with natural biological materials and how design is optimised for appropriate function. It reviews the structure and composition of natural biological materials and their resulting mechanical properties, before covering how these build to make the wide range of biological structures we see in nature.
The methods by which structures are able to function effectively within their natural load environment are also covered, in addition to how they may change with age, disease or damage.
It brings this together, considering the current methods for characterizing and investigating structure-function in tissues and the latest understanding and thinking which is driving the field.

Assessment: 65.0% Examination, 35.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Advanced Topics in Classical Field Theory Physics and Astronomy SPA7025P Semester 1 7 Yes

Advanced Topics in Classical Field Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Constantinos Papageorgakis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The aim of this course is to complement the core Relativistic Waves and Quantum Fields (RWQF) module by providing the student with some advanced tools essential for research in modern Theoretical Physics. Using the same starting point as RWQF, Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism, we will focus on the Lagrangian formulation of the two most prominent theories of our time: Yang-Mills (gauge) theory and gravity. The alternative notation of differential forms will be explored and the geometric aspects of gauge theory emphasised. Building on this, and introducing elements from group theory and fibre bundles we will introduce classical solitons as localised, finite energy solutions to the classical field equations in various dimensions (kinks in 2d, vortices in 3d, monopoles in 4d, instantons in Euclidean 4d) and discuss their properties, including the existence of zero-modes, associated collective coordinates and moduli spaces.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 1 pm - 4 pm

Advanced Topics in Classical Field Theory Physics and Astronomy SPA7025U Semester 1 7 Yes

Advanced Topics in Classical Field Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Constantinos Papageorgakis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The aim of this course is to complement the core Relativistic Waves and Quantum Fields (RWQF) module by providing the student with some advanced tools essential for research in modern Theoretical Physics. Using the same starting point as RWQF, Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism, we will focus on the Lagrangian formulation of the two most prominent theories of our time: Yang-Mills (gauge) theory and gravity. The alternative notation of differential forms will be explored and the geometric aspects of gauge theory emphasised. Building on this, and introducing elements from group theory and fibre bundles we will introduce classical solitons as localised, finite energy solutions to the classical field equations in various dimensions (kinks in 2d, vortices in 3d, monopoles in 4d, instantons in Euclidean 4d) and discuss their properties, including the existence of zero-modes, associated collective coordinates and moduli spaces.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 1 pm - 4 pm

Advanced Topics in Econometrics Economics and Finance ECOM110 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Topics in Econometrics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECOM085

This module covers active research areas in theoretical and empirical finance, such as: advanced corporate finance, market microstructure, high-frequency data, and behavioural finance. In any particular year the topics covered are at the discretion of the convenor.

Advanced Topics in Financial Economics is required for the MRes Finance and optional for the MRes Economics (each candidate must select two of the four Advanced Topics modules), and registration is normally restricted to students on these programmes. Successful completion of the module will equip students to conduct publishable research in theoretical or empirical finance.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 1 pm

Advanced Topics in Financial Economics Economics and Finance ECOM111 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Topics in Financial Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECOM086

This module covers active research areas in theoretical and empirical finance, such as: advanced corporate finance, market microstructure, high-frequency data, and behavioural finance. In any particular year the topics covered are at the discretion of the convenor.

Advanced Topics in Financial Economics is required for the MRes Finance and optional for the MRes Economics (each candidate must select two of the four Advanced Topics modules), and registration is normally restricted to students on these programmes. Successful completion of the module will equip students to conduct publishable research in theoretical or empirical finance.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 3: Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE403P Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Topics in 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: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE403U Semester 1 7 No

Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Tony Vlcek
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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

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

Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics Economics and Finance ECOM112 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECOM083

This module covers active research areas in theoretical and empirical macroeconomics, such as: macro-labour models, business cycles, monetary policy and sovereign debt, and empirical and numerical methods. In any particular year the topics covered are at the discretion of the convenor.

Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics is optional for both MRes degrees (each candidate must select two of the four Advanced Topics modules), and registration is normally restricted to students on these programmes. Successful completion of the module will equip students to conduct publishable research in theoretical or empirical macroeconomics.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm

Advanced Topics in Microeconomics Economics and Finance ECOM113 Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Topics in Microeconomics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECOM084

This module covers active research areas in pure and applied microeconomic theory, such as: experimental game theory, voting models, public goods and networks, and ambiguity aversion. In any particular year the topics covered are at the discretion of the convenor.

Advanced Topics in Microeconomics is optional for both MRes degrees (each candidate must select two of the four Advanced Topics modules), and registration is normally restricted to students on these programmes. Successful completion of the module will equip students to conduct publishable research in pure or applied microeconomic theory.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 1 pm

Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE405P Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Mike Watkinson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module is designed to give you a detailed understanding of stereochemistry, an appreciation of the relevance of this topic to the activity and regulatory requirements of small-molecule pharmaceuticals, and a detailed knowledge of the methods available to generate single enantiomers of pharmaceutical relevance. Furthermore the module will provide you with an overview of the principles, practicalities and applications of contemporary catalytic methodology of relevance to drug discovery and manufacture within the pharmaceutical industry. The aim is to furnish you with sufficient knowledge that you will be able to appraise and develop synthetic strategies for the synthesis of complex organic molecules using catalytic methodology.

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

Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE405U Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nathalie Lebrasseur
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module is designed to give you a detailed understanding of stereochemistry, an appreciation of the relevance of this topic to the activity and regulatory requirements of small-molecule pharmaceuticals, and a detailed knowledge of the methods available to generate single enantiomers of pharmaceutical relevance. Furthermore the module will provide you with an overview of the principles, practicalities and applications of contemporary catalytic methodology of relevance to drug discovery and manufacture within the pharmaceutical industry. The aim is to furnish you with sufficient knowledge that you will be able to appraise and develop synthetic strategies for the synthesis of complex organic molecules using catalytic methodology.

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

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

Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE404P Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Topics in Physical 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: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE404U Semester 2 7 No

Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ali Zarbakhsh
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE304

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 9, 11: Monday 2 pm - 4 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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm

Advertising Business and Management BUS213 Semester 2 5 Yes

Advertising

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amy Rungpaka Tiwsakul
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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Aeroelasticity Engineering and Materials Science DEN410 Semester 2 7 Yes

Aeroelasticity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa
Overlap: DENM032
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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
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: Prof 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

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 12 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: 70.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Aestheticism and Fin de Siecle Literature English and Drama ESH7030 Semester 1 7 No

Aestheticism and Fin de Siecle Literature

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
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: 100.0% Coursework, .0% Practical
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

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

Africa and International Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Brett
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
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm

African Literary and Textual Cultures English and Drama ESH7007 Semester 2 7 No

African Literary and Textual Cultures

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Andrew Van Der Vlies
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"This module introduces students to themes and practices in the study of African literary and cultural production, with an emphasis on post-1945 anglophone fiction and prose non-fiction, poetry, pamphlets and ephemera, and film - from or about the continent (or its diasporas). Material is considered in the context of the history and cultural politics of Africa and the field of postcolonial studies. Students are encouraged to apply a range of theoretical and methodological frameworks - including concern with their material, ideological, textual and institutional mediation(s) and effects."

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

A History of Terror in the Modern Age 1858-2008 History HST5361 Full year 5 Yes

A History of Terror in the Modern Age 1858-2008

Credits: 30.0
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: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Aircraft Design Engineering and Materials Science DEN6305 Semester 1 6 Yes

Aircraft Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: "DEN7305,DENM305"
Prerequisite: "DEN233 DEN303"

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: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 11 am -12 pm

Aircraft Propulsion Engineering and Materials Science DEN306 Semester 2 6 Yes

Aircraft Propulsion

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: "DEN427,DENM022"
Prerequisite: DEN107

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

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

Algebraic Structures I Mathematical Sciences MTH5100 Semester 2 5 Yes

Algebraic Structures I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Shahn Majid
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: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 4 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
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Algebraic Structures II Mathematical Sciences MTH6104P Semester 1 6 No

Algebraic Structures II

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

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm

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

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

American Money Novels 1793-1930. English and Drama ESH6018 Semester 1 6 Yes

American Money Novels 1793-1930.

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Claire Preston
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

We will explore the great American subject of money from the foundations of the Republic to the Jazz Age in the fictions of capital, thrift, production, high finance, self-sufficiency, and fraud. The semester will be roughly divided into four sections (Making It, Robber-Barons, Girl-Power, and Voices Like Money, each section of three or four weeks) that allow a big range of reading, thematically organised. The module will also be roughly, but not rigidly, chronological, in order to give students without a lot of experience of American literature a sense of what¿s there to be investigated. There will be a lecture each week, which will introduce the themes and work under scrutiny, followed by a seminar.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Monday 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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 11 am

Analogue Electronic Systems Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS409U Semester 2 4 Yes

Analogue Electronic Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Raul Mondragon-Ceballos
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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

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

Analysing Public Policy Politics and International Relations POL350 Semester 1 6 Yes

Analysing Public Policy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patrick Diamond
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: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm

Ancient Myth - Modern Theory English and Drama ESH348 Semester 1 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 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Anglo-American Relations 1945-70 History HST5301 Semester 1 5 Yes

Anglo-American Relations 1945-70

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr James Ellison
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module examines Anglo-American relations from 1945 to 1970 and analyses the nature of the special relationship. Set within the rich historiography of this subject, the module considers how US and UK governments responded to major events in world history from 1945 to 1970. Throughout, particular reference will be made to Anglo-American relations in the political, diplomatic, economic, defence and intelligence arenas and to the importance of personalities in strengthening and weakening the alliance.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 4 pm - 5 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:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

Animal and Plant Diversity Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO211 Semester 1 5 Yes

Animal and Plant Diversity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Hone
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will consist of lectures and workshops. Collectively these will cover the diversity of organisms on Earth (with a primary emphasis on animals) including previous diversity (the fossil record) their relationships and key characteristics. During the semester there will be workshops consisting of trips to the Natural History Museum, Grant Museum and London Zoo to allow further study of extant and fossil animals.

Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Animal Behaviour and Cognitions Biological and Chemical Sciences PSY315 Semester 1 6 No

Animal Behaviour and Cognitions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sevasti Foka
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

To survive, breed and successfully raise offspring, animals¿ behaviour has evolved an overwhelming diversity ¿ from nightingales¿ intricate songs to the coordination of fish shoals. The science of animal behaviour, by examining examples like these, has provided insights into the fundamental processes of cognition and behaviour. In this module, students will learn to integrate mechanism, development, function and evolution in evaluating one of the fastest moving fields of psychology. Examples of topics in the module include the similarities between bird song and speech development and the application of cognitive studies to address animals¿ needs and welfare.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Animal Cognition and Behaviour Biological and Chemical Sciences PSY221 Semester 1 5 No

Animal Cognition 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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 5

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am -10 am

Antisemitism and the Holocaust History HST7405 Semester 2 7 Yes

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

Apocalypse Now: Crisis, Change and Later Medieval Mentalities History HST6112 Full year 6 No

Apocalypse Now: Crisis, Change and Later Medieval Mentalities

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Eyal Poleg
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This course is an investigation into the Book of Revelation in the Middle Ages. We will follow the concept of apocalypticism and Millennialism (that is, expecting the imminent end of the world) through a wide array of sources, from paintings and engravings to tree trunks and archeological sites. Suspecting that apocalyptic thinking might be based on objective reality, we will encounter the unfavourable events of the fourteenth century (famines, climate change and the Black Death) asking how were they understood by contemporaries. We will then ask what was one to do when the world was coming to an end, and find answers in piety, imagery and radical movements. The course will end with a glance at the afterlife of the Apocalypse from the waning of the Middle Ages to post-modern American apocalypticism.

Assessment: 50.0% Dissertation, 42.5% Coursework, 7.5% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Applied Corporate Finance Economics and Finance ECOM104 Semester 1 7 No

Applied Corporate Finance

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

This module provides you with the necessary skills to interpret and analyse accounting reports when making business decisions. Topics include valuation of equity of debt instruments, ratio analysis, fundamental analysis, earning management.

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

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 7 pm - 9 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 1 pm - 3 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
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm

Applied Econometrics Economics and Finance ECN336 Semester 2 6 Yes

Applied Econometrics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Andrea Tesei
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECN225

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

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

Applied Econometrics (Macro and Finance) Economics and Finance ECCL025 Semester 2 7 No

Applied Econometrics (Macro and Finance)

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: 37.5% Examination, 12.5% Coursework
Level: 7

Applied Econometrics (Macro and Finance) Economics and Finance ECOM108 Semester 2 7 No

Applied Econometrics (Macro and Finance)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Haroon Mumtaz
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: 40.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 1 pm

Applied Econometrics (Micro) Economics and Finance ECOM114 Semester 2 7 No

Applied Econometrics (Micro)

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

This module covers active research areas in pure and applied microeconomic theory, such as: experimental game theory, voting models, public goods and networks, and ambiguity aversion. In any particular year the topics covered are at the discretion of the convenor.

Advanced Topics in Microeconomics is optional for both MRes degrees (each candidate must select two of the four Advanced Topics modules), and registration is normally restricted to students on these programmes. Successful completion of the module will equip students to conduct publishable research in pure or applied microeconomic theory.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm

Applied Economics Business and Management BUS128 Semester 1 4 No

Applied Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Pedro Martins
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"This module provides an overview of themes and results in both microeconomics and macroeconomics of relevance from the perspective of a first-year business and management student. In the first part of the module, the topics addressed include economics principles, market supply and demand, elasticities, firm behaviour and production, pricing and market structures. In the second part, on macroeconomics, the topics include aggregate demand and supply, unemployment, inflation, and fiscal, monetary and supply-side policies. The topics will be approached not only from a private, profit-maximisation perspective but also taking into account the public and social perspectives."

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

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

Applied Empirical Methods Business and Management BUSM112 Semester 2 7 No

Applied Empirical Methods

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

The module provides a non-technical overview of quantitative methodologies frequently used in finance and international business research.

The module is data driven and covers the basics of: Hypotheses testing, OLS and Logistic Regression Analysis, Instrumental Variables, Time Series Analysis, Panel Data Models, Differences-in Differences, Sharp and Fuzzy Regression Discontinuity. The module also teaches how to apply these methods using STATA (a leading econometrics software).

Assessment: 150.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Applied Performance English and Drama DRA339 Semester 1 6 Yes

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: 50.0% Practical, 50.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Workshop
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 6 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Monday 6 pm - 9 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 7 pm - 9 pm

Applied Statistics Mathematical Sciences MTH705U Semester 1 7 Yes

Applied Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lawrence Pettit
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
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Saturday 9 am - 11 am

Applied Statistics Mathematical Sciences MTHM002 Semester 1 7 Yes

Applied Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lawrence Pettit
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
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Saturday 9 am - 11 am

Applied Statistics Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS764P Semester 1 7 No

Applied Statistics

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

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

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1, 2 and 3: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am

Applied Wealth Management Economics and Finance ECOM079 Semester 2 7 No

Applied Wealth Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Konstantinos Maratos
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:

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

Approaches and Analysis Languages Linguistics and Film FLM401 Full year 4 Yes

Approaches and Analysis

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Charles Drazin
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: 60.0% Coursework, 40.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Film Screening
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm

Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching Languages Linguistics and Film EAL7201 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:

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

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

Architecture in London I 1600 - 1837

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nicholas Beech
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 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 9, 11: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 9, 11: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12: 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 Nicholas Beech
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.

Please note that this module involves class visits to various locations in London. When timetabling please allow yourself an hour¿s travel time either side of the class.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Architexts English and Drama ESH243 Full year 5 Yes

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
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am -12 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 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
Timetable:

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

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
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Argument and Address English and Drama ESH204 Semester 1 5 Yes

Argument and Address

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof 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:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

Art, Performance and the City Geography GEG7102 Semester 2 7 Yes

Art, Performance and the City

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Alastair Owens
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: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Arthurian Literature from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Game of Thrones English and Drama ESH283 Full year 5 Yes

Arthurian Literature from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Game of Thrones

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Jaclyn Rajsic
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module studies the legend of King Arthur from its earliest literary expression in the twelfth century to the present day. The story of King Arthur and his court has always had an international appeal. Its first great promoter (Geoffrey of Monmouth) was Welsh; its first great poet (Chrétien de Troyes) was French; Arthurian narratives were rapidly translated into all major (and some minor) European languages. The modern Arthur is as much the property of Mark Twain and Hollywood as Alfred Lord Tennyson and T.H. White. This module therefore tracks the development of the Arthurian legend across time and space. We will look particularly at the way in which Arthurian literature opens a space for experimental writing, for sexual adventure and piety in almost equal measure, and for a surprisingly large number of female characters. The texts studied in semester one and the early part of semester two will be predominantly medieval; in the latter half of semester two we will explore the rich vein of Arthuriana from the nineteenth century onwards, culminating in an exploration of the Arthurian roots of HBO¿s hit series, Game of Thrones.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Arthurian Literature from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Game of Thrones English and Drama ESH283A Semester 1 5 Yes

Arthurian Literature from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Game of Thrones

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jaclyn Rajsic
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module studies the legend of King Arthur from its earliest literary expression in the twelfth century to the present day. The story of King Arthur and his court has always had an international appeal. Its first great promoter (Geoffrey of Monmouth) was Welsh; its first great poet (Chrétien de Troyes) was French; Arthurian narratives were rapidly translated into all major (and some minor) European languages. The modern Arthur is as much the property of Mark Twain and Hollywood as Alfred Lord Tennyson and T.H. White. This module therefore tracks the development of the Arthurian legend across time and space. We will look particularly at the way in which Arthurian literature opens a space for experimental writing, for sexual adventure and piety in almost equal measure, and for a surprisingly large number of female characters. The texts studied in semester one and the early part of semester two will be predominantly medieval; in the latter half of semester two we will explore the rich vein of Arthuriana from the nineteenth century onwards, culminating in an exploration of the Arthurian roots of HBO¿s hit series, Game of Thrones.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Artificial Intelligence Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS629U Semester 2 6 Yes

Artificial Intelligence

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Simon Dixon
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECS407U

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

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

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

Artificial Intelligence

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Simon Dixon
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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

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

Art in France from Louis XIV to the Revolution History HST5217 Semester 1 5 Yes

Art in France from Louis XIV to the Revolution

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hannah Williams
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

From Louis XIV's Court at Versailles to the streets of Revolutionary Paris, this module explores the history of early modern France through its art, architecture, and material culture. Encompassing an age of absolutist monarchy, Enlightenment thinking, and the tumultuous French Revolution, this module investigates the crucial role played by objects and spaces in the social, political, and cultural life of France in the 17th and 18th centuries. We will examine iconic spaces (Versailles, the Louvre, the Panthéon), celebrated artists (e.g. Watteau, Boucher, David, Vigée-Lebrun), key cultural critics and artistic patrons (e.g. Diderot, Voltaire, Mme de Pompadour), and fundamental transformations in European cultural life, from the establishment of the French Academy, to the birth of art exhibitions, and the iconoclasm of the Revolution.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Arts Application Programming Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS405U Semester 1 4 No

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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7, 8, 9, 10: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Asian and African Legal Systems Law QLLM171 Semester 1 7 No

Asian and African Legal Systems

Credits: 22.5
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% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Aspects of Meaning Languages Linguistics and Film LIN503 Semester 1 5 Yes

Aspects of Meaning

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Luisa Marti
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LIN400 or LIN4200

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: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Aspects of Robotics (Robotics I) Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS426U Semester 1 4 No

Aspects of Robotics (Robotics I)

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

The module introduces the basics of Robotics Engineering and its application in various domains and fields. It will explore the evolution of robotics from conventional engineering perspective and also investigate the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in producing future robots. The module will include both theoretical and practical aspects with emphasis on experimental exploration of the mechanical and cognitive concepts related to Robotics. A brief introduction to ethical and regulatory issues will be covered within the module to highlight the importance of societal impacts now and in the future.

Assessment: 50.0% Examination, 35.0% Practical, 15.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 65.0% Coursework, 35.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 10 am -12 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 4 pm - 5 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Astrophysical Plasmas Physics and Astronomy SPA7004N Semester 2 7 No

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: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Astrophysical Plasmas Physics and Astronomy SPA7004P 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: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Astrophysical Plasmas Physics and Astronomy SPA7004U 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: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Austria Today Languages Linguistics and Film GER4200 Semester 1 4 Yes

Austria Today

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Martina Ruf
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"The main focus of the class will be to introduce students to current cultural, social, and political issues, using books, newspaper articles, journals, TV and radio broadcasts, and web sources from Austria. Selected readings and films will familiarize students with major figures and features of everyday life. The course will also convey knowledge about historical events and developments."

Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 15.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 90.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Automata and Formal Languages Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS421U Semester 2 4 Yes

Automata and Formal Languages

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nikos Tzevelekos
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is centred on grammar and language. Grammar is crucial in computing, and in life. You will gain fluency in building new grammars, and analysing/understanding existing ones. Handson experience will be given using XML.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Avant-Garde Theatre in Europe Languages Linguistics and Film CAT5009 Semester 2 5 Yes

Avant-Garde Theatre in Europe

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr John London
Overlap: "COM5009, HSP5009"
Prerequisite: Any level 4 literature module

Why should characters behave illogically on stage or not exist at all? How can image rival plot? And what is the point of shocking audiences?

This module introduces some fundamental styles and plays from European avant-garde theatre and sets them within an artistic and socio-political context. Futurism, Dada, Expressionism and the Theatre of the Absurd are included. Special attention is paid to Catalan drama. We will at all times try to see texts as excuses for performance and use other aspects of culture to understand the challenges of this new drama.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Avant-Garde Theatre in Europe Languages Linguistics and Film COM5009 Semester 2 5 Yes

Avant-Garde Theatre in Europe

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr John London
Overlap: "CAT5009, HSP5009"
Prerequisite: Any level 4 literature module

Why should characters behave illogically on stage or not exist at all? How can image rival plot? And what is the point of shocking audiences?

This module introduces some fundamental styles and plays from European avant-garde theatre and sets them within an artistic and socio-political context. Futurism, Dada, Expressionism and the Theatre of the Absurd are included. We will at all times try to see texts as excuses for performance and use other aspects of culture to understand the challenges of this new drama.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Avant-Garde Theatre in Europe Languages Linguistics and Film HSP5009 Semester 2 5 Yes

Avant-Garde Theatre in Europe

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr John London
Overlap: "CAT5009, COM5009"
Prerequisite: Any level 4 literature module

Why should characters behave illogically on stage or not exist at all? How can image rival plot? And what is the point of shocking audiences?

This module introduces some fundamental styles and plays from European avant-garde theatre and sets them within an artistic and socio-political context. Futurism, Dada, Expressionism and the Theatre of the Absurd are included. Special attention is paid to Spanish and Catalan drama. We will at all times try to see texts as excuses for performance and use other aspects of culture to understand the challenges of this new drama.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

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: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 12: Wednesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 11: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 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

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

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

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

Banned! A History of American Censorship History HST6368 Semester 2 6 Yes

Banned! A History of American Censorship

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Daniel Peart
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module charts the long history of censorship in America. It begins before the Revolution with the Zenger Case of 1735 (which established truth as a defence against charges of libel), and continues through the Gag Rule 1836-1844 (banning discussion of slavery in Congress), the Comstock Law of 1873 (prohibiting circulation of contraceptives through the mail), and the Smith Act of 1940 (which made membership of the Communist Party a criminal offence), right up to today¿s War on Terror. Restrictions on Hollywood films, wartime journalism, obscene material, and hate speech will all be examined, as we explore how Americans have reconciled the practice of censorship with the First Amendment¿s protection of free speech and a free press.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Basic Biochemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO161 Semester 2 4 Yes

Basic Biochemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Bob Janes
Overlap: BMD123
Prerequisite: None

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 11 am

Basic Immunology Biological and Chemical Sciences BMD251 Semester 2 5 No

Basic Immunology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Daniel Pennington
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "BIO171 (SBS017) BIO163 (SBS008)"

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5, 8: Wednesday 12 pm - 2 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10: Monday 1 pm - 3 pm

Basic Issues in Politics and Global Health School of Medicine and Dentistry ICM4011 Semester 1 4 Yes

Basic Issues in Politics and Global Health

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tim Huijts
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module critically examines basic political concepts and themes such as liberty, democracy, rights, redistribution, and equality. Students will consider and debate the competing accounts of these concepts.

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

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

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

Bayesian Decision and Risk Analysis Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS647U Semester 2 6 No

Bayesian Decision and Risk Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Martin Neil
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 you with a framework for articulating and managing the risks inherent in the systems you will develop as a practitioner. Likewise, you 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 module will make a distinctive offering that will enable you to bring a principled approach to bear to analysing and solving uncertain and risky problems. Module contents: Quantification of risk and assessment: Bayesian Probability and Utility Theory, Bayes Theorem and 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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Bayesian Decision and Risk Analysis Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS773P Semester 2 7 Yes

Bayesian Decision and Risk Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Martin Neil
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will cover:

Introduction to information systems;
Types of information system; Uses of Information systems;
Information systems in e-commerce and e-business;
Information system design and development;
Case studies of business information systems;
The human factor in information systems;
Legal and ethical issues in Information systems.

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

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

Bayesian Statistics Mathematical Sciences MTH6909 Semester 2 6 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: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 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: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm
  • 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: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 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: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Beer, Books and Longbows: The World of Medieval Objects History HST5121 Full year 5 Yes

Beer, Books and Longbows: The World of Medieval Objects

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Eyal Poleg
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Did the decline of medieval ale ushered the end of the Middle Ages? What does Charlemagne's mustache tell us about royal power? And what can shield-biting chessmen reveal about the Nordic Commonwealth?

This module follows recent developments in medieval studies to shed new light on life, belief and power in the Middle Ages. Students will handle medieval shoes and arrowheads, consult medieval manuscripts and some of the world's rarest books, to question the cult of power in the Middle Ages, transformations of technology and society, and the transition between the Middle Ages and modernity. The module will include excursions to museums, libraries, churches and monuments in London, paying special attention to the work of museum curators and its impact.

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

    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm

Behavioural Ecology Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS216 Semester 1 6 No

Behavioural Ecology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alan Mcelligott
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO113 (SBS110)

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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4, 9: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

Behavioural Economics Economics and Finance ECN374 Semester 2 6 Yes

Behavioural Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ghazala Azmat
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECN211 ECN214

This module explains how the study of economic behaviour in the controlled environment provided by laboratory experiments allows us to examine and to deepen our understanding of economic theory (both microeconomic and game theory). As an integral part of the module, a number of experiments will be conducted and evaluated.

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

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

Behavioural Economics Economics and Finance ECOM101 Semester 1 7 No

Behavioural Economics

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

There is mounting evidence that people violate many of the "rationality" assumptions of mainstream economics. Behavioural Economics is a relatively new field that studies such violations and proposes theories to explain them. Key topics include the susceptibility of behaviour to "irrelevant" factors, biases in judgment under uncertainty, overconfidence, dynamic inconsistency, other-regarding preferences, fairness, and departures from the standard game-theoretic notion of Nash equilibrium.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 9 am - 12 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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Practical
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 6 pm

Behavioural Neuroscience Methods Biological and Chemical Sciences PSY321 Semester 2 6 No

Behavioural Neuroscience Methods

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Isabelle Mareschal
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "PSY111 (SBC401) PSY121(SBC141) PSY109 (SBC142) PSY211 (SBC201)"

Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, this module will draw on research from a broad range of topics within psychology. It will cover areas such as social, developmental, cognitive and sensory systems from the perspective of Neuroscience. The aim is to consider the mechanism(s) underlying behaviour. As such, research methods including: fMRI, single (or multi) unit recording, optical imaging, TMS, EEG, eye tracking will be used. This aim of the course is to critically evaluate and discuss recent research papers, using a pros and cons approach. Each week a subgroup of students will present a paper to the class, and lead a discussion about it. The course will have 3 weeks of taught lectures: weeks 1 and 2 introduction to the course material and presentation with sample presentation by lecturer. Week 12 will be a concluding lecture, recapping the different themes covered throughout the 8 weeks of presentations. Weeks 3-11 will cover a different theme each week with 5 x 20 minute student presentations in each week (where each presentation comprises 15 minute oral presentation followed by 5 minutes of group discussions).

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Behind Closed Doors: Houses, Interiors and Domestic Life, c. 1660-c1830 History HST6209 Full year 6 No

Behind Closed Doors: Houses, Interiors and Domestic Life, c. 1660-c1830

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Amanda Vickery
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module unlocks the front door of the Englishman's castle, to peer into the privacies of life at home from c. 1660-1830. It will vividly recreate the texture of life at home, from bed bugs and insects breeding behind the wallpapers, to new goods, fashions and rituals, from the performances of the drawing room to the secrets of the dressing room. The course sits on the research frontier, and crosses disciplinary boundaries, drawing on anthropology, historical geography, the history of architecture and decorative arts, material culture and museum studies. Domestic life will come out of the closet.

Assessment: 50.0% Dissertation, 25.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework, 5.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Benjamin and Adorno English and Drama ESH7002 Semester 2 7 No

Benjamin and Adorno

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"The module is intended to address core issues in interpreting what might constitute the modern age and a writing appropriate to it. Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno are two of the most important cultural theorists of the 20th century. They explain their ideas in the process of defining the modernism in writing and thinking of which they approve, in contrast to modern trends they condemn. In understanding these two thinkers, students are introduced to the ways in which a heritage of philosophical and political theory is transmitted to the 20th century and applied to that era's sense of its own period. Their opposition is also central to the methodological justifications by literary and cultural studies right now of what they think they can achieve."

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 2 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: 70.0% Practical, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Workshop
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 1 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm

Beyond Language: Multimodality in Theory and Practice Languages Linguistics and Film LIN6202 Semester 2 6 Yes

Beyond Language: Multimodality in Theory and Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Agnieszka Knas Lyons
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LIN400/ LIN4200

Comic books, computer games, playground interactions, and emoji-filled instant messages all highlight the fact that communication involves much more than language. Gestures, positioning in space, and forms of embodied communication carry meaning-making potential alongside spoken and written language. This module explores the interplay of language with other semiotic modes and contexts that play a role in meaning-making. Students analyse print media materials, electronic communication, and video-recorded interactions applying social semiotic, discourse analytic and multimodal interaction analytic perspectives. They also use the acquired knowledge creatively to construct effective multimodal material.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm

Big Data Processing Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS640U Semester 1 6 Yes

Big Data Processing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Felix Cuadrado
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Parallel computing, which implies the simultaneous execution of several processes for solving a single problem, is a mainstream subject with wide ranging implications for computer architecture, algorithms design and programming. The UK has been at the forefront of this technology through its involvement in the development of several innovative architectures. Queen Mary has been actively involved with Parallel Computing for more than a decade. In this module, you will be introduced to parallel computing and will gain first hand experience in relevant techniques. Laboratory work will be based on the MPI (Message Passing Interfaces) standard, running on a network of PCs in the teaching laboratory. The module should be of interest to Computer Scientists and those following joint programmes (eg CS/Maths, CS/Stats). It is also suitable for Chemistry and Engineering students and all those who are concerned with the application of high performance parallel computing for their particular field of study (eg Simulation of chemical Behaviour). The 12-week module involves two hours of timetabled lectures per week. Laboratory sessions are timetabled at two hours per week, normally spanning half the semester only. The module syllabus adopts a hands-on programming stance. In addition, it focuses on algorithms and architectures to familiarise you with messagepassing systems (MPI) as adopted by the industry.

Assessment: 65.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework, 15.0% Practical
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 85.0% Coursework, 15.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 11 am

Big Data Processing Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS765P Semester 1 7 No

Big Data Processing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Felix Cuadrado
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The 12 week module involves 2 hours of timetabled lectures per week.

Laboratory sessions are timetabled at 2 hours per week for 6 to 7 weeks only.

The module syllabus adopts a hands-on programming stance.

In addition it focuses on algorithms and architectures to familiarise students with message-passing systems ((MPI) as adopted by industry.

Parallel computing, which implies the simultaneous execution of several processes for solving a single problem, is a mainstream subject with wide ranging implications for computer architecture, algorithms design and programming.

The UK has been at the forefront of this technology through its involvement in the development of several innovative architectures.

Queen Mary has been involved with Parallel Computing for more than a decade. In this module, students will be introduced to parallel computing and will gain firsthand experience in relevant techniques.

Assessment: 65.0% Examination, 35.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Big Data Processing Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS765U Semester 1 7 No

Big Data Processing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Felix Cuadrado
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The 12 week module involves 2 hours of timetabled lectures per week.

Laboratory sessions are timetabled at 2 hours per week for 6 to 7 weeks only.

The module syllabus adopts a hands-on programming stance.

In addition it focuses on algorithms and architectures to familiarise students with message-passing systems ((MPI) as adopted by industry.

Parallel computing, which implies the simultaneous execution of several processes for solving a single problem, is a mainstream subject with wide ranging implications for computer architecture, algorithms design and programming.

The UK has been at the forefront of this technology through its involvement in the development of several innovative architectures.

Queen Mary has been involved with Parallel Computing for more than a decade. In this module, students will be introduced to parallel computing and will gain firsthand experience in relevant techniques.

Assessment: 65.0% Examination, 35.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 11 am

Biochemistry Communication Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO201 Semester 2 5 No

Biochemistry Communication

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr John Viles
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Final Mark
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 10, 12: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am

Biochemistry Communication Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC301 Full year 6 No

Biochemistry Communication

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr John Viles
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Most of the teaching will be via small-group tutorials where students will develop an appreciation and experience in various aspects of communication in biochemical science. The module will focus on types and structure of scientific literature, as well as types of journals and the process of peer review. Tutorials will cover approaches to effective short essay writing and delivering scientific talks. Attendance at research seminars is required and a library workshop to developing literature search skills. Tutorials will require a high level of student participation. A number of essays and other course will set and assessment for the module will be Coursework (60%) Final Exam (40%).

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

    Office
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4, 6; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm

Biochemistry MSci Research Project Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO790 Full year 7 No

Biochemistry MSci Research Project

Credits: 90.0
Contact: Prof Richard Pickersgill
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Students work independently on a topic in biochemistry in which their supervisor is a recognized expert. Original experimental or theoretical work is the principal component of this advanced research project. A thesis (dissertation) is written by the student describing the work undertaken, and placing it in context of other research in the field. The dissertation is defended in an oral examination, which includes a short oral presentation.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Biofluids and Solute Transport Engineering and Materials Science DEN7322 Semester 2 7 Yes

Biofluids and Solute Transport

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Wen Wang
Overlap: DENM322
Prerequisite: "DEN4101 DEN5300"

This module addresses the important transport mechanisms in biological and physiological systems, with particular focus on diffusive transport of solutes and bio- molecules at cellular, tissue and organ levels. The physiological functions and pathological consequences in health and disease are highlighted during formal lectures, discussion sessions and group presentations.

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 15.0% Practical, 15.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Biofluids and Solute Transport Engineering and Materials Science DENM322 Semester 2 7 No

Biofluids and Solute Transport

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Wen Wang
Overlap: DEN7322
Prerequisite: None

This module addresses the important transport mechanisms in biological and physiological systems, with particular focus on diffusive transport of solutes and bio- molecules at cellular, tissue and organ levels. The physiological functions and pathological consequences in health and disease are highlighted during formal lectures, discussion sessions and group presentations.

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 15.0% Practical, 15.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Biogeosciences and ecosystem services Geography GEG713U Semester 2 7 Yes

Biogeosciences and ecosystem services

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

Biogeosciences and Ecosystem Services Geography GEG7313 Semester 2 7 Yes

Biogeosciences and Ecosystem Services

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:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Bioinformatics Research Project Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO702P Full year 7 No

Bioinformatics Research Project

Credits: 90.0
Contact: Prof Conrad Bessant
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an opportunity to further develop and apply skills learned during the previous MSc Bioinformatics modules, by conducting a novel piece of bioinformatics work, typically within an active research group either within QMUL or at a partner organisation. The specific nature of each project will be determined through discussions between the student, the course organiser and the project supervisor but will always involve data analysis and/or software development in a cutting edge area of biological or biomedical research. This serves as excellent preparation for future employment or PhD.

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

Bioinformatics Software Development Group Project Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO727P Semester 2 7 No

Bioinformatics Software Development Group Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Conrad Bessant
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

In this module, students are organised into small teams (~3-4 members per team). Each team is given the same written specification for a piece of software that must be delivered by the end of the module. Each team must design an appropriate software architecture and development plan, with specific tasks assigned to individual team members. The project involves elements from the previous bioinformatics modules (genomics, post-genomics, coding and statistics) as well as new topics that are introduced during the module. This module serves as a simulation of a real software development environment, providing invaluable experience for future employability.

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

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: None

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: 60.0% Dissertation, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Friday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm

Biology for Psychologists Biological and Chemical Sciences PSY111 Semester 1 4 No

Biology for Psychologists

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Caroline Brennan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

To provide psychology students with a scientific overview of biology, especially the central notions of variation in whole organism biology, as relevant to behaviour. This supports the distinctiveness of QMUL psychology as a natural and experimental science and introduces students to the growing notion of psychology as a branch of the biological sciences (e.g., that behaviour is the end product of whole organism biology). It will also introduce students to the integrative scientific thinking skills required to study subsequent psychological topics (e.g., how the study of micro-organisms and plants has contributed to our understanding of gene-environment interactions which are now routinely studied in behaviour genetics). Students will be introduced to empirical findings and will critically evaluate the range of methods in the field. Topics covered include basic genetics, origins and diversity of life, phylogeny, development, eukaryotes, prokaryotes and plants, microbiology, invertebrates and vertebrates, biodiversity, body size and life history strategies.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

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 course explores a broad range of medical engineering associated with the areas of urology. Topics will include surgical instrumentation, imaging and diagnostics, tissue engineering, catheters, pads and implantable devices and materials. Initially the course 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 NHS clinical engineerings.

Assessment: 55.0% Examination, 45.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am -11 am
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5: Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm

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 course explores a broad range of medical engineering associated with the areas of urology. Topics will include surgical instrumentation, imaging and diagnostics, tissue engineering, catheters, pads and implantable devices and materials. Initially the course 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 NHS clinical engineerings..

Assessment: 55.0% Examination, 45.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am

Biomedical Pharmacology Biological and Chemical Sciences BMD225 Semester 2 5 No

Biomedical Pharmacology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mark Preece
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD121 (SBS022)

This module provides an introduction to the subject of pharmacology, the study of drug action on biological systems. Initial lectures focus on important general pharmacological principles, including a consideration of how drugs are absorbed, distributed and then removed from the body. Subsequent lectures focus on the therapeutic action of drugs on example disease states of specific physiological systems.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm

Biomedical Physiology I - Exchange, Movement and Integration Biological and Chemical Sciences BMD121 Semester 2 4 No

Biomedical Physiology I - Exchange, Movement and Integration

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rachel O'Callaghan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "BMD113 (SBC102) BMD115 (SBC100)"

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

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

Biomedical Physiology II - Cardiovascular and Respiratory Biological and Chemical Sciences BMD221 Semester 1 5 No

Biomedical Physiology II - Cardiovascular and Respiratory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr John Puddefoot
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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

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

Biomedical Research Project Engineering and Materials Science DENM006 Full year 7 No

Biomedical Research Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof 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 BMD301 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% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Office
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 5, 8: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 6, 9: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am

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

Biomedical Science Case Approach to Problem Solving Biological and Chemical Sciences BMD201 Full year 5 No

Biomedical Science Case Approach to Problem Solving

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Matthias Dittmar
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:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 8; Semester 2: Weeks 5, 8: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 8; Semester 2: Weeks 5, 8: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3: Wednesday 10 am - 11 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:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Monday 10 am - 11 am
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Monday 1 pm - 5 pm

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

Biomolecules of Life Biological and Chemical Sciences BMD123 Semester 2 4 No

Biomolecules of Life

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mark Preece
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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 8: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 8: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Bioorganic Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE307 Semester 2 6 No

Bioorganic Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Wyatt
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE302U

This module reviews the chemistry of some important biomolecules, including: peptide chemistry (the synthesis, properties and reactions of aminoacids, and their combination to give peptides); sugar chemistry (sugar nomenclature, sugar protection protocols and synthetic manipulations); nucleosides and nucleotides (representation of DNA and RNA structures, the significance of the purine and pyrimidine ring systems noncovalent interactions, and an introduction to the synthesis and sequencing of oligonucleotides).

Assessment: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Bioorganic Chemistry by Distance Learning Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE307X Semester 2 6 No

Bioorganic Chemistry by Distance Learning

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Wyatt
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE302U

This module reviews the chemistry of some important biomolecules, including: peptide chemistry (the synthesis, properties and reactions of aminoacids, and their combination to give peptides); sugar chemistry (sugar nomenclature, sugar protection protocols and synthetic manipulations); nucleosides and nucleotides (representation of DNA and RNA structures, the significance of the purine and pyrimidine ring systems noncovalent interactions, and an introduction to the synthesis and sequencing of oligonucleotides).

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

Biopolitics in Modern Britain History HST7336 Semester 1 7 Yes

Biopolitics in Modern Britain

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Rhodri Hayward
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This course explores the relationship between biology and government in modern Britain. Providing a broad introduction to the ideas of Michel Foucault, Ian Hacking, Bruno Latour, Nikolas Rose and Giorgo Agamben, the course is designed to provide students with a new set of theoretical tools with which to interrogate modern British history. It focusses on the emergence of 'biopolitics' -which may be broadly defined as those strategies which are used by states and sovereigns to maximise the power and productivity of the population. It tracks the shift from old forms of power which were based upon repression to new forms which seek to realise the imagined potential of the people. These tools are introduced through case studies of eugenics, sexuality, the family and pharmacology. These case studies will be used to question to question the assumptions implicit in contemporary historical writing and to explore the complex and contested relationship between biology and history.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Black Writing in Britain from the 18th Century to the Present English and Drama ESH287 Full year 5 Yes

Black Writing in Britain from the 18th Century to the Present

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Rachael Gilmour
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module examines a selection of works by black writers published in Britain from the eighteenth century to the present day, considered in the context of empire and its demise, the migration of people to Britain from the colonised and formerly colonised world, the racist nationalism of the decades following WWII, and the more contemporary phenomena of asylum-seeking and terror. The course¿s expansive conception of `black¿ writing ¿ encompassing African, Caribbean, Asian and first- and second-generation black British and British Asian writers ¿ is one which we will historically and politically contextualise, and at times contest, as we go along. Drawing on contemporary cultural, postcolonial and feminist theories, we will explore how writers as diverse as Olaudah Equiano, Sam Selvon, Jackie Kay, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Ravinder Randhawa, Andrea Levy and Sunjeev Sahota have responded creatively to a changing British society. We will consider in detail the stylistic and formal properties of a diverse range of texts written by black writers in Britain, from realist novels to criticism to experimental poetry and film, and we will investigate the politics of publishing this writing in Britain. At the same time, we will pay particular attention to the ways in which questions of national and `racial¿ identity, cultural and religious difference, class and gender, historical narrative, language, form and genre, are addressed and contested. The course is broadly chronological, aiming to give students an understanding of the literature in its historical and cultural context, tracing shifts in the social and political, as well as literary, landscape of Britain

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

    Film Screening
  • Semester 1: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11: Wednesday 4 pm - 7 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4: Wednesday 4 pm - 7 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

Black Writing in Britain from the 18th Century to the Present I English and Drama ESH287A Semester 1 5 Yes

Black Writing in Britain from the 18th Century to the Present I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rachael Gilmour
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module examines a selection of works by black writers published in Britain from the eighteenth century to the late twentietn century, considered in the context of empire and its demise, the migration of people to Britain from the colonised and formerly colonised world, and the racist nationalism of the decades following WWII. The course¿s expansive conception of `black¿ writing ¿ encompassing African, Caribbean, Asian and first- and second-generation black British and British Asian writers ¿ is one which we will historically and politically contextualise, and at times contest, as we go along. Drawing on contemporary cultural, postcolonial and feminist theories, we will explore how writers as diverse as Olaudah Equiano, Sam Selvon, Hanif Kureishi, Jackie Kay, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Ravinder Randhawa have responded creatively to a changing British society. We will explore in detail the stylistic and formal properties of a diverse range of literature written by black writers in Britain, from realist novels to criticism to experimental poetry, and we will investigate the politics of publishing this writing in Britain. At the same time, we will pay particular attention to the ways in which questions of national and `racial¿ identity, cultural and religious difference, class and gender, historical narrative, language, form and genre, are addressed and contested. The course is broadly chronological, aiming to give students an understanding of the literature in its historical and cultural context, tracing shifts in the social and political, as well as literary, landscape of Britain.

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

    Film Screening
  • Semester 1: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11: Wednesday 4 pm - 7 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 2 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Brain and Behaviour Biological and Chemical Sciences PSY121 Semester 2 4 Yes

Brain and Behaviour

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Isabelle Mareschal
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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 8: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 8: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

Brand Management Business and Management BUSM026 Semester 2 7 No

Brand Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Stephan Henneberg
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: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Practical
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Brazilian Cinematic Cities: Regional and Historical Diversity Languages Linguistics and Film FLM4032 Semester 2 4 Yes

Brazilian Cinematic Cities: Regional and Historical Diversity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Else Vieira
Overlap: POR4032
Prerequisite: None

This module explores four Brazilian cinematic cities, namely those which have a significant film industry and whose identities have been projected by film (Mark Shiel and Tony Fitzmaurice). The major focus will be on Rio de Janeiro (the wonders of its topography; the eroticization and exoticization of its beach culture; the spectacle of its Carnival contrasting with over-sensationalized violence on the screen) and São Paulo, an emerging global power (physical and social mobility in a city with 20 million inhabitants; the impact of technology and the car industry on social networks). It will also study Salvador (its vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture; the carnivalesque return of the defunto) and Brasília (Brazil¿s modernist capital and the aftermath of this utopian project 50 years later). No previous knowledge of Portuguese is required. All films are available in English or with English subtitles.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Film Screening
  • Semester 2: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm

Brazilian Cinematic Cities: Regional and Historical Diversity Languages Linguistics and Film POR4032 Semester 2 4 Yes

Brazilian Cinematic Cities: Regional and Historical Diversity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Else Vieira
Overlap: FLM4032
Prerequisite: None

This module explores four Brazilian cinematic cities, namely those which have a significant film industry and whose identities have been projected by film (Mark Shiel and Tony Fitzmaurice). The major focus will be on Rio de Janeiro (the wonders of its topography; the eroticization and exoticization of its beach culture; the spectacle of its Carnival contrasting with over-sensationalized violence on the screen) and São Paulo, an emerging global power (physical and social mobility in a city with 20 million inhabitants; the impact of technology and the car industry on social networks). It will also study Salvador (its vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture; the carnivalesque return of the defunto) and Brasília (Brazil¿s modernist capital and the aftermath of this utopian project 50 years later). No previous knowledge of Portuguese is required. All films are available in English or with English subtitles.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Film Screening
  • Semester 2: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm

Brecht and the Drama Languages Linguistics and Film COM5040 Semester 1 5 Yes

Brecht and the Drama

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
Overlap: COM6040/GER5040/GER6040
Prerequisite: Any level 4 literature module

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: 50.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am -12 pm

Brecht and the Drama Languages Linguistics and Film COM6040 Semester 1 6 Yes

Brecht and the Drama

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
Overlap: COM5040/GER5040
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: 90.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am -12 pm

Brecht and the Drama Languages Linguistics and Film GER5040 Semester 1 5 Yes

Brecht and the Drama

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
Overlap: "COM5040,GER6040"
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: 50.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am -12 pm

Brecht and the Drama Languages Linguistics and Film GER6040 Semester 1 6 Yes

Brecht and the Drama

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
Overlap: "GER5040,COM5040"
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: 90.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am -12 pm

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% Practical, 50.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Brief Encounters: Short Stories and Tall Tales Languages Linguistics and Film COM4200 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
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm

Britain and Europe 1945-1973 History HST5304 Semester 2 5 Yes

Britain and Europe 1945-1973

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr James Ellison
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module examines the development of Britain's policy towards Europe from 1945 to 1963. It focuses in particular on the decision-making of British governments and Britain's international relations during a period which saw Europe divided in the Cold War and Britain attempt to reconcile its foreign policy traditions with the growing power of the European Community. As this subject has become a significant theme in the historiography of post-war British and European history, the module is set within the historiographical debates and exposes students to the most recent research.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm

British Cinema from the 1960's New Wave to the Arrival of Channel 4 Languages Linguistics and Film FLM307 Semester 2 6 Yes

British Cinema from the 1960's New Wave to the Arrival of Channel 4

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Charles Drazin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module examines the hybrid and diverse nature of the British cinema from the New Wave of the early 1960s to the collapse of Goldcrest in 1987.The module will explore two key themes in the British cinema's long quest for a sustainable model of film-making: the tensions between the indigenous and the international; and the recurring pattern of boom and bust in British production. Topics covered include: the emergence of the New Wave and the Swinging London films of the 1960s; the relationship between British cinema and Hollywood; the British film renaissance of the early 1980s; state of the nation cinema in the Thatcher era; the advent of Channel 4; British auteur film-makers (Peter Greenaway, Derek Jarman, Terence Davies, Bill Douglas); and British genre from horror to heritage.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Film Screening
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 12 pm

British Culture in the 1950's English and Drama ESH344 Semester 1 6 Yes

British Culture in the 1950's

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rhiannon Moss
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 1: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm

British Fictions of the1960s English and Drama ESH6030 Semester 1 6 Yes

British Fictions of the1960s

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Howard Finn
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces debates around the fiction of the 1960s by way of a focus on the more experimental novels of well-known writers of the time such as Anthony Burgess, Iris Murdoch, Muriel Spark, Angela Carter and J.G. Ballard, as well as the self-styled `modernist¿ group led by B.S. Johnson and Ann Quin. The module looks at how this experimentalism interacted with that traditional strength of British post-war fiction: social realism, producing a distinctive strand of British fiction in the 1960s.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 2 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 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm

British Politics Politics and International Relations POL243 Full year 5 Yes

British Politics

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Peter Allen
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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 9 am - 10 am
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm

British Politics Politics and International Relations POL243A Semester 1 5 Yes

British Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Allen
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

British Politics Politics and International Relations POL243B Semester 2 5 Yes

British Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Allen
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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 5

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 Daniel Peart
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 Society Business and Management BUS107 Semester 1 4 No

Business and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Arianna Bove
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Should not be taken with BUS001

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

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

Business Computing Business and Management BUS337 Semester 2 6 No

Business Computing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will broadly explore the impact of computing applications on organisations and individuals. Traditional themes in information systems management will first be examined such as the role of information and how it relates to decision making, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), e-commerce, IT planning and data applications.
The module will then cover more contemporary aspects of business computing including business intelligence, mobile devices information ethics and the emerging phenomenon of the crowd economy.

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

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

Business Cycles Economics and Finance ECN346 Semester 2 6 Yes

Business Cycles

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Roman Sustek
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECN114 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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16: Monday 11 am - 1 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Business Information Systems Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS508U Semester 2 5 Yes

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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
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 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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
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 ECS508W Semester 2 5 No

Business Information Systems

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

This module is only open to degree apprentices in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. It covers the following topics: introduction to information systems; types of information system; uses of information systems; information systems in e-commerce and e-business; information system design and development; information systems within and between organisations; case studies of business information systems; the human factor in information systems; legal and ethical issues in information systems.

Assessment: 55.0% Practical, 45.0% Coursework
Level: 5

Business in Social and Historical Context Business and Management BUS130 Semester 1 4 No

Business in Social and Historical Context

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Arianna Bove
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"The module aims to introduce the idea that we are social rather than natural beings and this impacts upon how we produce, consume, labour, etc. It also means that there are different versions of whether we are collective, individualistic rational, or for how we should treat nature and that all of this shapes how a market society is organised and perceived and the role that the market can and should play within this framework. This directly links to how organisations, the state, management, etc. are encountered i.e. there are ways of viewing the market and its relationship to development, business, organisation, social cohesion, etc. which are important to any degree that purports to develop management education. It is also proposed that students would receive a reading pack and would be expected to make use of the library and develop their reading, interpretative and analytic skills."

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

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

Business Law Business and Management BUS205 Semester 1 5 Yes

Business Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • 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: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 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: BUS007

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

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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

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

Business Modelling Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS418W Semester 2 4 No

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: 55.0% Practical, 45.0% Coursework
Level: 4

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 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11: Monday 6 pm - 8 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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semesters 1, 2 and 3: Monday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semesters 1, 2 and 3: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1, 2 and 3: Thursday 9 am -10 am

Business Technology Strategy Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS728U Semester 2 7 Yes

Business Technology Strategy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mrs Rachel Appleton
Overlap: ECS622U
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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Business to Business and Relationship Marketing Business and Management BUS335 Semester 2 6 No

Business to Business and Relationship Marketing

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

Firms in industrial (business to business) markets form a much larger percentage of GDP and operate in different ways to business to consumer markets. There are key differences in buyer decision-making (collective rather than individual), the nature of interactions between buyers and sellers (often relational rather than transactional) and the possibility for alliances to influence behaviour. Together these observations lead to a relationship and network centric understanding of industrial marketing practice.

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

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

C++ for Image Processing Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS624U Semester 2 6 Yes

C++ for Image Processing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pengwei Hao
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "ECS401U ECS414U"

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am -11 am

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am -11 am

C++ for Image Processing Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS756U 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Calculus I Mathematical Sciences MTH4100 Semester 1 4 Yes

Calculus I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Wolfram Just
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: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

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

Calculus I Mathematical Sciences MTH4200 Semester 1 4 No

Calculus I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Wolfram Just
Overlap: None
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: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • 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 Rosemary Harris
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: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

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

Calculus II Mathematical Sciences MTH4201 Semester 2 4 No

Calculus II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rosemary Harris
Overlap: None
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: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Thursday 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: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Cancer Biology Biological and Chemical Sciences SBS703 Semester 2 6 No

Cancer Biology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sarah Martin
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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Cancer Biology Biological and Chemical Sciences SNU306 Semester 1 6 No

Cancer Biology

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

This module presents information on general cancer biology (including diagnosis, causative agents, origins, neoplastic transformation, tumour growth, progression, metastasis and angiogeneisis), cancer molecular biology and molecular signalling, cell cycle and apoptosis, inflammation and cancer therapy.

Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Practical
Level: 6

Capital Markets 1 Economics and Finance ECN226 Semester 2 5 Yes

Capital Markets 1

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Luigi Ventimiglia Di Monteforte
Overlap: BUS306
Prerequisite: ECN111 ECN114

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

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

Career Success for Economics and Finance Students Economics and Finance ECN002 Semester 2 3 No

Career Success for Economics and Finance Students

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Abi Sharma
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module provides students with the opportunity of developing an understanding of the careers paths offered by their degree and of the steps required to maximise their ability to secure a career by the end of their studies. The module will cover topics such as: work experience and internships, the application process with impact, interview skills, careers options, application of economics in the labour market, career confidence and reflection on own progress and achievements.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 9: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 9: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 10: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 10: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm

Carriage of Goods Law QLLM302 Semester 1 7 No

Carriage of Goods

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Dr Miriam Goldby
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will cover essential aspects of the law relating to carriage of goods by sea (mandatory international law regulating carriage of goods contracts, international standard terms, functions of documents such as bills of lading, waybills and delivery orders, as well as electronic alternatives to these documents, detailed discussion of logistics services and multimodal transport).

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Cartels, Collusions and Competition Law Law QLLM305 Semester 1 7 No

Cartels, Collusions and Competition Law

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof Ioannis Kokkoris
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission states that a cartel is a group of similar, independent companies which join together to fix prices, to limit production or to share markets or customers between them. Instead of competing with each other, cartel members rely on each others' agreed course of action, which reduces their incentives to provide new or better products and services at competitive prices. As a consequence, their clients (consumers or other businesses) end up paying more for less quality. This is why cartels are illegal under the competition legislations of a vast number of jurisdictions and why competition authorities impose heavy fines on companies involved in a cartel. Since cartels are illegal, they are generally highly secretive and evidence of their existence is not easy to find. The 'leniency policy' encourages companies to hand over inside evidence of cartels to competition authorities. This results in the cartel being destabilised. In recent years, most cartels have been detected by competition authorities around the world after one cartel member confessed and asked for leniency, though the authorities also successfully continue to carry out its own investigations to detect cartels. 1. Economic and historical background of collusion and cartel enforcement; 2. Collusion in economic theory; 3. Types of cartel practices I; 4. Types of cartel practices II; 5. Types of cartel practices III; 6. The leniency programme; 7. International cooperation in cartel cases; 8. Criminalization; 9. Case studies: eg LIBOR scandal, and others; 10. Revision

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Case Based Learning in Biomedical Sciences (SwB Scheme) Biological and Chemical Sciences BMD309 Full year 6 No

Case Based Learning in Biomedical Sciences (SwB Scheme)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jayne Dennis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module comprises 9 case histories embracing a range of disciplines including human physiology, anatomy, molecular biology, genetics and pharmacology. Small tutorial groups facilitated by a member of staff will discuss each interrupted case and identify learning objectives for independent study. At a follow-up tutorial students present their findings and deconstruct the initial problem. Students learn hypothesis construction, data gathering, critical thinking and problem solving. This style of learning also enables students to develop skills for working collaboratively in a team and ensures students engage in rigorous independent study.

Assessment: 65.0% Examination, 35.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Cases in Business Finance Economics and Finance ECOM070 Semester 2 7 No

Cases in Business Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Thomai Filippeli
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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Case Studies in EU Policy Making Politics and International Relations POLM072 Semester 2 7 No

Case Studies in 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:

    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Case studies in EU Policy-making (Distance Learning) Politics and International Relations POLM066 Semester 2 7 No

Case studies in EU Policy-making (Distance Learning)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Sarah Wolff
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module is designed to offer students and in-depth analysis of the EU¿s competence in a number of policy areas including the Single Market, competition policy, the Eurozone, the Common Agricultural Policy, employment and social policy, and environmental policy.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Catalan Cinema Languages Linguistics and Film CAT5007 Semester 2 5 Yes

Catalan Cinema

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Consuelo Sanmateu-Martinez
Overlap: FLM5007
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. The module has a strong cultural approach and a lot of emphasis is put on historical context.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5

Catalan Cinema Languages Linguistics and Film FLM5007 Semester 2 5 Yes

Catalan Cinema

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Consuelo Sanmateu-Martinez
Overlap: CAT5007
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. The module has a strong cultural approach and a lot of emphasis is put on historical context.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5

Catalan Culture: Art, Literature and Football Languages Linguistics and Film CAT4011 Semester 2 4 Yes

Catalan Culture: Art, Literature and Football

Credits: 15.0
Contact:
Overlap: "CAT101, CAT4001, COM4001, COM4011"
Prerequisite: None

This module offers a general introduction to modern and contemporary Catalan culture from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. Topics covered include: nationalism; the politics of language; the avant--garde art of Salvador Dalí and Miró; literature; football. There is no language requirement for this module; therefore it is suitable for students with no knowledge of Catalan and Spanish.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Catalan Culture: Art, Literature and Football Languages Linguistics and Film COM4011 Semester 2 4 No

Catalan Culture: Art, Literature and Football

Credits: 15.0
Contact:
Overlap: "CAT101, CAT4001
Prerequisite: COM4201 or equivalent

This module offers a general introduction to modern and contemporary Catalan culture from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. Topics covered include: nationalism; the politics of language; the avant--garde art of Salvador Dalí and Miró; literature; football. There is no language requirement for this module; therefore it is suitable for students with no knowledge of Catalan and Spanish.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Catalan III Languages Linguistics and Film CAT6200 Full year 6 Yes

Catalan III

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Ester Pou
Overlap: CAT601
Prerequisite: CAT512

Assessment: 55.0% Examination, 25.0% Practical, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6

Catalan II Intensive Languages Linguistics and Film CAT5200 Full year 5 Yes

Catalan II Intensive

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Ester Pou
Overlap: CAT512
Prerequisite: CAT110

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: 50.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lab
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Seminar
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm

Catalan Literature: An Introduction Languages Linguistics and Film CAT5055 Semester 1 5 Yes

Catalan Literature: An Introduction

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rhiannon Mcglade
Overlap: "CAT5005, COM5005, COM5055"
Prerequisite: None

How did a language with so few speakers give rise to texts of world importance? Covering examples by well-known writers from the medieval period to the present, this module provides an overview of Catalan literature. Theatre, mystical prose, modern novels and postmodern short stories are analyzed and discussed on their own stylistic terms and in relation to historical and aesthetic developments. Love and war, as well as national and personal identity make for a potent literary mixture.
All texts are available in English and/or Spanish translation.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

Catalan Literature: An Introduction Languages Linguistics and Film COM5055 Semester 1 5 Yes

Catalan Literature: An Introduction

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rhiannon Mcglade
Overlap: "CAT5005, CAT5055, COM5005"
Prerequisite: COM101 or equivalent

How did a language with so few speakers give rise to texts of world importance? Covering examples by well-known writers from the medieval period to the present, this module provides an overview of Catalan literature. Theatre, mystical prose, modern novels and postmodern short stories are analyzed and discussed on their own stylistic terms and in relation to historical and aesthetic developments. Love and war, as well as national and personal identity make for a potent literary mixture.
All texts are available in English and/or Spanish translation.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Catchment Science in Practice Geography GEG7318 Full year 7 No

Catchment Science in Practice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Gemma Harvey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will connect students with the water sector practitioner/ stakeholder community and deepen understanding of science-based catchment management. The module will explore the ways in which advances in scientific understanding of catchment systems and developments in water policy have been translated into management, and the challenges associated with this. Students will engage with a diverse range of practitioners and stakeholder groups including government organisations, environmental consultancies, third sector/ charitable organisations and professional bodies to gain a broader perspective on catchment management and to develop a network of contacts. The module will also provide students with an opportunity to reflect on the knowledge and skills developed during the programme and how these can be communicated effectively to potential employers. The module is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars led by Geography teaching staff, guest lectures and workshops by representatives from the water sector, field visits, student-led reading groups and attendance at external events.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 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: Mod Reg Dept Contacts - Dept Of History
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: Friday 10 am - 11 am
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm

Cell Biology Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO111 Semester 1 4 Yes

Cell Biology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Kenneth Linton
Overlap: BMD115
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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 10: Thursday 1 pm - 4 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm

Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO213 Semester 1 5 Yes

Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Angelika Stollewerk
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "BMD115 (SBC100) BIO111"

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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience Biological and Chemical Sciences BMD261 Semester 1 5 No

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mark Baker
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "BIO161 BMD123"

This module will develop students' understanding of electrical and chemical signalling in neurons and synaptic transmission. Students will learn about the mechanisms of excitability of nerve cells, voltage-dependent membrane permeability, ion channels and synaptic transmission. Neurotransmitters and their receptors will be covered and students will gain an understanding of intracellular signalling and synaptic modulation. The module will provide an critical understanding of the regulation of neuronal signalling, necessary for advanced study of neuronal circuitry/network function.

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

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

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: None

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 1 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 1 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: Dr Elena Carrera
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: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm

CFA Training Economics and Finance ECOM106 Semester 3 7 No

CFA Training

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

This module gives students training and revision tools required to undertake the CFA level 1 exam. The training, supplied by Fitch Training, will include lectures and e- resources and is designed to prepare students for the December CFA exams (i.e. the December after graduated form the MSc). This training will be assessed through a mock level 1 exam (15 credits).

This module is part of a pathway open to MSc in Finance students and can be combined with a 30 credit dissertation and 15 credit Eviews module

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7

Challenging Europe's Political and Social Order: The 1848 Revolutions History HST6357 Semester 1 6 Yes

Challenging Europe's Political and Social Order: The 1848 Revolutions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maurizio Isabella
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The 1848 revolutions represented a truly pan-European phenomenon, one which gave rise to several republican experiments, an unprecedented development of the public sphere and to the politicisation of new sectors of Europe¿s society. The course 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 course will 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 revolutions 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: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 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
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Chaos and Fractals Mathematical Sciences MTH6107P Semester 1 6 No

Chaos and Fractals

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Oliver Jenkinson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Charterparties: Law and Practice Law QLLM182 Semester 1 7 No

Charterparties: Law and Practice

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Dr Athin-Foteini Loverdou
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will examine all aspects of charterparties, being contracts of vessel hire between the relevant parties. More specifically, the module will cover the stage of negotiating a charterparty, the basic principles underlying all such contracts, different types of charterparties (including voyage, time, hybrid and demise charters), various charterparty forms and their practical application, the effect of charterers' orders on the operation of charterparties, and the charters' discharge (including issues of breach, frustration and damages).

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Chaucer: Telling Medieval Tales English and Drama ESH282 Semester 2 5 Yes

Chaucer: Telling Medieval Tales

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Julia Boffey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Chaucer's Canterbury Tales offer to modern readers the opportunity to explore many different kinds of medieval narrative: romances, pious stories, tragedies and knockabout comedies, for example, peopled with characters ranging from kings and saints to workmen and students. Some tales are set in the distant past, others in fourteenth-century English settings that would have been familiar to Chaucer's early readers. Different verse forms or alternations of verse and prose create other kinds of variety, and the overall framework of the pilgrimage on which the tales are supposedly recounted allows for a number of dramatic effects. This module will explore The Canterbury Tales as a work designed to explore narrative variety and its possibilities. We will read and compare a selection of tales in Chaucer's Middle English, looking at such matters as their sources and the construction of their narrators; and we will look at some other medieval experiments with framed tale collections. We will also spend time on the early dissemination of The Canterbury Tales, taking the opportunity to work closely with manuscript sources available online.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 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
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm

Chemical Research Project Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE700P Full year 7 No

Chemical Research Project

Credits: 150.0
Contact: Dr Gregory Chass
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 60.0% Practical, 40.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Chemistry for Materials Engineering and Materials Science MAT5002 Semester 1 5 Yes

Chemistry for Materials

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Caglar Becer
Overlap: None
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: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Chemistry Investigative Project Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE601 Full year 6 No

Chemistry Investigative Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Christopher Bray
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Students work independently on topics set by their project supervisors. The work involves extensive searching, reviewing and critical evaluation of a specific area of the scientific literature. A final dissertation is prepared, based upon the investigative work that has been undertaken. Students are also required to present their work in a variety of other forms, including a poster and seminar appropriate for a specialist audience, and in an alternative format in which the topic is made more accessible to the general public.

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

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: None

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: 50.0% Dissertation, 30.0% Practical, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Chemistry Research Project Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE600 Full year 6 No

Chemistry Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Ali Zarbakhsh
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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: 65.0% Dissertation, 25.0% Practical, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm

Chinese Business Law Law QLLM316 Semester 1 7 No

Chinese Business Law

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

With China's emergence as an economic powerhouse, it is crucial that students have the opportunity to acquire an accurate and up to date understanding of its business and commercial law regimes. The module will outline the structure of the Chinese legal system, its cultural and political background and historical development. It will then cover major business and commercial law areas, including contract law, sales law, trade law, company and enterprise law, taxation, financial regulation and dispute resolution and litigation, with a particular focus on their application to foreign entities and individuals. No knowledge of Chinese is required to take the module, but students will be expected to become familiar with the relevant Chinese business and legal terms.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Chromosomes and Gene Functions Biological and Chemical Sciences BMD111 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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

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

Church and Clergy in late Medieval London (c.1350-1540) History HST7333 Semester 1 7 Yes

Church and Clergy in late Medieval London (c.1350-1540)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Virginia Davis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This course will explore the role of the church and clergy in late medieval London though three key themes which are the ecclesiastical institutions in the City and its immediate environs; the clergy - secular and regular - and the laity's experience of parish life, including exploration of lay patronage, liturgical changes and music. The module will begin by exploring the administrative structure and general topography of the church in late medieval London, emphasising the richness of the range of major institutions which will include St Paul's cathedral and Westminster Abbey. It will then examine the extremely diverse range of clergy who were to be found in London parishes and institutions who ranged from prelates of national importance to humble parish chantry chaplains and also included monks and friars Friars in particular were popular with London citizens in the late middle ages. The third part of the course will explore parish life within a selected range of the myriad London parishes, looking at issues including as lay engagement with parochial life, especially relating to issues of commenoration, lay paronage of church fabric and gender roles within the parish.

The module will make extensive use of a wide range of source materials including those relating to visual and material culture and involve a series of field visits and archive and museum visits in addition to seminar teaching.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Monday 9 am - 11 am

Ciencia sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido Placememt (SBCS) Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO6888 Full year 6 No

Ciencia sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido Placememt (SBCS)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Jayne Dennis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Students enrolled on the Ciencia sem Fronteiras (CsF) scholarship programme for 12 months must complete a placement of approximately 12 weeks over the summer (or earlier if this does not interfere with studies). The purpose of the placement is to expand a students' knowledge in their subject area beyond that of the normal curriculum.

Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 6

Ciencia sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido Placememt (SEMS) Engineering and Materials Science DEN6888 Full year 6 No

Ciencia sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido Placememt (SEMS)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Students enrolled on the Science without Borders (SwB) scholarship programme for 12 months will complete a placement of approximately 12 weeks over the summer (or earlier if this does not interfere with studies). The purpose of the placement is to expand a students' knowledge in their subject area beyond that of the normal curriculum. It will involve them undertaking some independent research or study.

Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 6

Ciencia sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido Placement (EECS) Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS688U Full year 6 No

Ciencia sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido Placement (EECS)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Students enrolled on the Science without Borders (SwB) scholarship programme for 12 months will complete a placement of approximately 12 weeks over the summer (or earlier if this does not interfere with studies). The purpose of the placement is to expand a students' knowledge in their subject area beyond that of the normal curriculum. It will involve them undertaking some independent research or study.

Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 6

Ciencia sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido Placement (SMS) Mathematical Sciences MTH6888 Full year 6 No

Ciencia sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido Placement (SMS)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Ilya Goldsheid
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Students enrolled on the Science without Borders (SwB) scholarship programme for 12 months will complete a placement of approximately 12 weeks over the summer (or earlier if this does not interfere with studies). The purpose of the placement is to expand a students' knowledge in their subject area beyond that of the normal curriculum. It will involve them undertaking some independent research or study.

Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 6

Ciencia sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido Placement (SPA) Physics and Astronomy SPA6888 Full year 6 No

Ciencia sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido Placement (SPA)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Karim Malik
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Students enrolled on the Science without Borders (SwB) scholarship programme for 12 months will complete a placement of approximately 12 weeks over the summer (or earlier if this does not interfere with studies). The purpose of the placement is to expand a students' knowledge in their subject area beyond that of the normal curriculum. It will involve them undertaking some independent research or study.

Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 6

Cine-museology: Theorising Cinema and the Museum Languages Linguistics and Film FLM610 Semester 1 6 Yes

Cine-museology: Theorising Cinema and the Museum

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jennifer Chamarette
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: FLM003 or equivalent

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:

    Film Screening
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Cities, Space and Power Geography GEG7123 Semester 1 7 Yes

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: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Cities of Empire History HST5349 Semester 2 5 Yes

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% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am - 11 am

Clinical Measurements Engineering and Materials Science DEN406 Semester 2 7 Yes

Clinical Measurements

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pavel Novak
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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Clinical Measurements Engineering and Materials Science DENM024 Semester 2 7 No

Clinical Measurements

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pavel Novak
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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Practical
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Clinical Microbiology Biological and Chemical Sciences BMD231 Semester 2 5 No

Clinical Microbiology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Wareham
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "BMD117 (SBC211) BMD231 (SBC205)"

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

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

Clinical Pharmacology Biological and Chemical Sciences BMD372 Semester 1 6 No

Clinical Pharmacology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Fulvio D'Acquisto
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will introduce to the students the mechanisms of action and clinical use of commonly used drugs in the context of the progression of the diseases they are used to treat. It will include a consideration of drugs of abuse and drugs as performance enhancers in sport. Introductory lectures will be followed by lectures in specialized areas of the subject given by experts in their field. In addition to formal lectures and interactive seminars, the course will provide tutorials with opportunities to critically-evaluate research papers. We will offer practical workshop sessions to reinforce the lectures.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 20.0% Practical, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 9: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 6, 9: Thursday 3 pm - 6 pm

Clinical Pharmacology and the Assessment of Drug Safety Biological and Chemical Sciences BMD273 Semester 2 5 No

Clinical Pharmacology and the Assessment of Drug Safety

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

This module will introduce students to the drugs that work on systems including the neurological, endocrine, immune, cardiovascular disorders and cancer and their mechanisms of action. It will also consider drugs of abuse including cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana and their harmful effects and post marketing safety of pharmaceuticals and pharmacovigilance. Introductory lectures will be followed by lectures in specialized areas of the subject given by experts in their field. In addition to formal lectures and interactive seminars, the course will provide tutorials with opportunities to critically-evaluate research papers. We will offer practical workshop sessions to reinforce the lectures.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 20.0% Practical, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8: Tuesday 11 am - 12 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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 10, 11: Wednesday 1 pm - 5 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3: Wednesday 1 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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

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

Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affrairs Biological and Chemical Sciences BMD378 Semester 2 6 No

Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affrairs

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patricia Mcgettigan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will introduce students to the whole spectrum of the clinical trials process from first-time-in-human-beings studies through to post-marketing studies that examine whether clinical trial promises translate to 'real-life' benefits for patients, with reliable evidence that benefits are likely to exceed their harms. The stringent processes for establishing and appraising the evidence with be critically discussed, together exploring the issues of the global market-place for medicines, the roles and challenges of regulators responsible for approving new drugs for public.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 20.0% Practical, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am -11 am

Cloud Computing Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS781P Semester 2 7 No

Cloud Computing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Felix Cuadrado
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECS401 or equivalent

Cloud Computing has transformed how services and applications are delivered. Thanks to the rise of virtualisation technology and new programming paradigms, applications can quickly be delivered to a growing audience, without the need to physically own and configure the infrastructure. The Cloud Computing module will cover the main characteristics of Cloud Computing, including the enabling technologies, main software and service paradigms underpinning it, as well as related aspects, namely security, privacy, ethical concerns

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Coding for Scientists Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO723P Semester 1 7 No

Coding for Scientists

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Conrad Bessant
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides a hands-on introduction to computer programming (popularly known as coding) using scripting languages popular in the field. The focus is on producing robust software for repeatable data-centric scientific work. Key programming concepts are introduced, and these concepts are then brought together in scientifically relevant applications to analyse data, interact with a database and create dynamic web content. Good coding practice, such as the importance of documentation and version control, is emphasised throughout.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Coding Theory Mathematical Sciences MTH6108 Semester 2 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
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Coding Theory Mathematical Sciences MTH6108P Semester 2 6 No

Coding Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ivan Tomasic
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 12 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Cognitive Psychology Biological and Chemical Sciences PSY211 Semester 1 5 Yes

Cognitive Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Emily Hannon
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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3: Monday 2 pm - 4 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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm

Cold War America 1945-1975 History HST6301 Semester 2 6 Yes

Cold War America 1945-1975

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

This module examines the major developments in United States history from the end of the Second World War to Watergate.

The issues to be covered include the onset of the Cold War, McCarthyism, civil rights, Vietnam, 1960s culture and the presidency. The debates amongst historians on these subjects will be addressed. Some primary sources will also be used to further understanding of this period in American history.

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

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

Colonial Literatures, Post Colonial Perspectives Languages Linguistics and Film COM5200 Semester 1 5 Yes

Colonial Literatures, Post Colonial Perspectives

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Shital Pravinchandra
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: COM101 or equivalent

This module will introduce students to a selection of novels and short fiction written within the context of the European colonisation of South Asia, South East Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas (within any given year a maximum of three of these regions will be studied). The focus of the module will be upon non-European authors, and by extension upon the experience of colonialism from a non-European perspective. Texts will be contextualised in relation to the history of European colonisation within the relevant regions, and will also involve some consideration of post-colonial theory and its broader relevance to the discipline of Comparative Literature.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm

Combinatorics Mathematical Sciences MTH6109 Semester 1 6 Yes

Combinatorics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Robert Wilson
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
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Combinatorics Mathematical Sciences MTH6109P Semester 1 6 No

Combinatorics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Robert Wilson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Combustion in Automotive Engines Engineering and Materials Science DEN326 Semester 2 6 Yes

Combustion in Automotive Engines

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mohamed Adjali
Overlap: "DEN426,DENM021"
Prerequisite: None

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 6 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: Dr Iris Benohr
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: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

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

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

Communicable Diseases School of Medicine and Dentistry ICM5000 Semester 1 5 Yes

Communicable Diseases

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

The module will commence by considering epidemiology and global burden of communicable disease. It will go on to take specific examples - HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, flu and pandemic flu, food poisoning and outbreak management, and vaccine-preventable diseases.

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

    Workshop
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Communicating and Teaching Computing: the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS641U Semester 2 6 No

Communicating and Teaching Computing: the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Miles Hansard
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Students will typically begin by observing the teacher¿s handling of the class and progress from this classroom assistant stage through small teaching tasks to at least one opportunity to undertake whole class teaching, possibly for a short part of a lesson. They will represent and promote computing and related subjects more generally as a potential university choice.
Students will undertake and evaluate a special project on the basis of discussion with the teacher. This may involve a specific in-class teaching problem or an extra-curricular project such as a lunchtime club or special coaching periods for higher ability pupils. The student will keep a journal of their own progress in working in the classroom environment, and they will be asked to submit a reflective written report on the special project and other relevant aspects of the school placement experience. This format is standard within the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme (www.uas.ac.uk).

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 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 Behrang Noohi
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 12 pm - 1 pm

Communication in Science and Technology Languages Linguistics and Film SEF030 Semester 1 3 Yes

Communication in Science and Technology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Margot Farnham
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SEF009 when taken in Semester 2

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% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Friday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semesters 1, 2 and 3: Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semesters 1, 2 and 3: Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semesters 1, 2 and 3: Friday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1, 2 and 3: Friday 3 pm - 5 pm

Communication in Science and Technology Languages Linguistics and Film SEF030 Semester 2 3 Yes

Communication in Science and Technology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Margot Farnham
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SEF009 when taken in Semester 2

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% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semesters 1, 2 and 3: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semesters 1, 2 and 3: Wednesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semesters 1, 2 and 3: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semesters 1, 2 and 3: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Communications and Networks Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS403U Semester 2 4 Yes

Communications and Networks

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Eliane Bodanese
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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Communication Skills for Physicists Physics and Astronomy SPA5000 Semester 1 5 No

Communication Skills for Physicists

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Prof David Berman
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The topics covered in this module are as follow:
- Summarising scientific writing for a scientific readership.
- Summarising scientific writing for a lay readership.
- Summarising and criticising scientific writing.
- Basic oral presentation of physics for a scientific audience.
- Basic oral presentation of physics for a lay audience.
- Formal communication when pursuing postgraduate positions or general employment.
- Part-time and summer employment and training opportunities, internships etc.

Additionally this module includes one longer (essay) written component (1500±500 word length) to be prepared under the guidance of the academic advisor.

Assessment: 100.0% Final Mark
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm

Communication Theory Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS701U Semester 1 7 Yes

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm

Company Law Law LAW6036 Full year 6 No

Company Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Shalini Perera
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:

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

Company Law A Law QLLM011A Semester 1 7 No

Company Law A

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof Alan Dignam
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module deals with:
1.Introduction I
2.Introduction II
3.Forms of Business Organisation
4.Corporate Personality and Limited Liability
5.Lifting the Veil of Incorporation
6.Ultra Vires, The Articles of Association and Shareholders Agreements
7.Raising Equity

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Company Valuation Business and Management BUS331 Semester 2 6 Yes

Company Valuation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ni Peng
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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Comparative & Integrative Physiology Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO215 Semester 1 5 No

Comparative & Integrative Physiology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Maurice Elphick
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "BIO111 SBC124"

The following themes will be covered in this module:1). Comparative anatomy and evolution of nervous systems. 2). Molecular & cellular mechanisms of neuronal signalling. 3). Invertebrates as model systems for understanding mechanisms of neural control of behaviour. 4). An introduction to comparative endocrinology, including the evolution and functions of neuropeptides as regulators of physiological and behavioural processes. 5). Comparative physiology of muscle and connective tissue. 6). Comparative physiology of gas exchange. 7). Comparative physiology of circulatory systems 8). Comparative physiology of osmoregulation 9). Comparative physiology of excretion.

Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 12: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 12: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 12: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5: Wednesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5: Thursday 3 pm - 6 pm

Comparative Constitutional Law Law LAW6160 Semester 2 6 Yes

Comparative Constitutional Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Sionaidh Douglas-Scott
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LAW4001

This course will examine from a comparative perspective the legal structures and concepts typically found in constitutions, including constitution-amending & constitution-making; constitutional interpretation and judicial review; the distinction between legislative and executive authority; federalism and subsidiarity; rights controversies (e.g. free speech); the relationship between the domestic constitution and international law. Throughout our study of specific topics, it will consider questions such as: What separates ¿constitutional¿ law from other domestic law? What is the role, if any, of comparative constitutional law in domestic constitutional law adjudication? How does our study of comparative constitutional law adapt to a global society? A wide range of constitutional systems will be engaged with in relation to specific themes including: the UK; Australia; Canada; EU & ECHR; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; India; Japan; New Zealand; Poland; South Africa; Spain; Sweden; United States

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Comparative European Politics Politics and International Relations POL248 Full year 5 Yes

Comparative European Politics

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Raymond Kuhn
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: POL100 & POL105

The political map of contemporary Europe is changing rapidly and fundamentally, as the traditional boundaries between East and West and between domestic and international governance break down. This course aims to provide a pan-European introduction to the continent¿s politics - one rooted in a comparative rather than a country-by-country approach. After establishing ontological and epistemological foundations in comparative political science and setting the historical and socio-economic context, it moves on to tackle not just institutions (the nation-state, government and policy-making, legislatures, parties, pressure groups and the media) but also issues - participation, immigration, the supposed blurring of the left-right divide, and Europe in the world.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm

Comparative European Politics Politics and International Relations POL248A Semester 1 5 Yes

Comparative European Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Raymond Kuhn
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The political map of contemporary Europe is changing rapidly and fundamentally, as the traditional boundaries between East and West and between domestic and international governance break down. This course aims to provide a pan-European introduction to the continent¿s politics - one rooted in a comparative rather than a country-by-country approach. After establishing ontological and epistemological foundations in comparative political science and setting the historical and socio-economic context, it moves on to tackle not just institutions (the nation-state, government and policy-making, legislatures, parties, pressure groups and the media) but also issues - participation, immigration, the supposed blurring of the left-right divide, and Europe in the world.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5

Comparative European Politics Politics and International Relations POL248B Semester 2 5 Yes

Comparative European Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Raymond Kuhn
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The political map of contemporary Europe is changing rapidly and fundamentally, as the traditional boundaries between East and West and between domestic and international governance break down. This course aims to provide a pan-European introduction to the continent¿s politics - one rooted in a comparative rather than a country-by-country approach. After establishing ontological and epistemological foundations in comparative political science and setting the historical and socio-economic context, it moves on to tackle not just institutions (the nation-state, government and policy-making, legislatures, parties, pressure groups and the media) but also issues - participation, immigration, the supposed blurring of the left-right divide, and Europe in the world.

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

Comparative Immigration and Nationality Law Law QLLM172 Semester 2 7 No

Comparative Immigration and Nationality Law

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Dr Prakash Shah
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Comparative Law Law LAW6164 Semester 2 6 Yes

Comparative Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Marc Van Hoecke
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Law Background

This module offers a general introduction to comparative law. It offers information on other Western legal systems, predominantly as to private law, most notably French and German law, which have strongly influenced many legal systems within Europe and beyond. It will show how legal systems have to be understood in their (historical, social and economic) context and how law in action may sometimes be rather different from law in the books, so that in practice there may be more similarities or differences than the written law would suggest. In order to understand a legal system one has to understand its underlying legal (and general) culture.

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

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 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 Law of Patents, Trade Secrets and Related Rights Law QLLP046 Semester 1 7 No

Comparative Law of Patents, Trade Secrets and Related Rights

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Dr Duncan Matthews
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Patents are exclusive rights granted for the protection of an invention that offers a new and inventive technical solution or way of doing something. This half module deals with the process of obtaining and enforcing a patent under the provisions of the European Patent Convention (EPC) and the United States Code (USC) Title 35. Students taking the course will acquire detailed knowledge of and compare the law of patents under the EPC USC Title 35.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7

Comparative Literature Research Project Languages Linguistics and Film COM6201 Full year 6 No

Comparative Literature Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Annabel Cox
Overlap: SML005/FLM304
Prerequisite: At least 2:1 average attainment up to final year

Entry to this module will not be automatic. All students wishing to take this module must meet the entry requirements, present an approved topic and have an agreed supervisor. 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 should note that failure to provide evidence of satisfactory progress will lead to de-registration.

Assessment: 90.0% Dissertation, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Competition and Regulation in EU Healthcare Markets Law QLLM191 Semester 2 7 No

Competition and Regulation in EU Healthcare Markets

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Mr Nicolas Bernard
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Competition and the State: EU State Aid Law Law QLLM317 Semester 1 7 No

Competition and the State: EU State Aid Law

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Dr Maria Ioannidou
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This course examines EU state aid rules, i.e. rules restraining the public conferral of selective advantages to certain companies. This is a fascinating area of law that is not addressed in detail in competition law courses. Only in the last month, the European Commission has approved aid and aid schemes spanning across diverse fields such as renewable energy, banking, credit institutions etc. In addition, the European Commission has introduced important changes covering many areas of EU state aid law (e.g. revision of the General Block Exemption Regulation, issuance of revised Guidelines for rescuing and restructuring aid, environmental and energy aid, aid for research, development and innovation etc) and has opened a number of flagship investigations, most recently in relation to sweetheart tax rulings in Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Ireland. Seminars: 1. Introduction: historical approach and economic rationale/ the legal framework; 2. Notion of Aid (I): conferral of an economic or financial benefit, state resources and selectivity; 3. Notion of Aid (II): conferral of an economic or financial benefit, state resources and selectivity; 4. Compatibility of Aid; 5. State Aid and SGEI; 6. EU State aid rules ¿ application in different sectors (I); 7. EU State aid rules ¿ application in different sectors (II); 8. Procedural matters ¿ administrative enforcement; 9. Judicial Enforcement ¿ The role of national courts; 10. Case Studies: state aid and financial crisis; 11. Case Studies: Tax rulings and transfer pricing as a form of state aid

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Competition and the State: Regulation of Public Services in the EU Law QLLM318 Semester 2 7 No

Competition and the State: Regulation of Public Services in the EU

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Dr Maria Ioannidou
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This course will examine the constraints placed upon Member States by EU competition rules. This is a contentious issue as EU law may interfere with domestic economic policies (e.g. social policy, taxation etc). The course first discusses distinction between economic and non-economic activity, the notion of `undertaking¿ and the principle of sincere cooperation (Art 4(3) TEU) that requires Member States to refrain from taking measures that run counter to Union objectives. It will then discuss issues pertaining to public undertakings and undertakings entrusted with special or exclusive rights (106 (1) TFEU). It will also examine the leeway afforded to Member States when regulating services of general economic interest (SGEI) (106 (2) TFEU). Seminars: 1. Introduction: competition law and its relevance for state action; 2. `Economic activity¿: the definition of undertaking; 3. Duty of sincere cooperation and competition law; 4. Exclusive and special rights: Article 106 (1) TFEU; 5. SGEI: Article 106 (2) TFEU (I); 6. SGEI: Article 106 (2) TFEU (II); 7. SGEI and State Aid; 8. Enforcement; 9. Case Study [Environmental Protection and 106 (2)]; 10. Case Study; 11. Revision

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Competition Enforcement: From Investigation to Sanctions Law QLLM306 Semester 2 7 No

Competition Enforcement: From Investigation to Sanctions

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof Ioannis Kokkoris
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The European Commission is empowered to send information requests to companies, enter the premises of companies, examine the records related to the business, take copies of those records, seal the business premises and records during an inspection, ask members of staff or company representatives questions relating to the subject-matter and purpose of the inspection and record the answers. At the end of the initial investigative phase, the Commission can take the decision to pursue the case as a matter of priority and to conduct an in-depth investigation, or to close it. Alternatively to a prohibition decision the Commission may take a commitment decision under Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003. This is a quick way of restoring effective competition to the market. Finally, as the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission states, infringements of competition rules, such as price cartels and abuses of a dominant position in the market, are not only negative for the economy and consumers as a whole: they also cause direct harm to the infringer's customers and competitors (e.g. higher prices, lost profits). The European Court of Justice held that any citizen or business who suffers harm as a result of such breaches is entitled to compensation from the infringers. Thus, any citizen or business which suffers harm as a result of a breach of the EU competition rules is entitled to claim compensation from the party who caused it. This means that the victims of competition law infringements can bring an action for damages before the national courts. The module will discuss: 1. The European Commission and NCAs: Decentralisation under Regulation 1/2003, the role of NCAs and of national judges; 2. Administrative procedure: Infringement decisions and remedies; 3. The settlement procedure; 4. Commitments; 5. Fines; 6. Judicial review; 7. Right to damages, direct/indirect purchasers and pass on; 8. Quantification of Damages; 9. Optimal Enforcement - What is the best mix of public and private enforcement?; 10. Revision

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Competition law Law QLLP061 Semester 1 7 No

Competition law

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof Ioannis Kokkoris
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will start with looking at the roots of antitrust before we look at the essentials of antitrust economics, market definition and will present a market definition case study. Subsequently the module will address the essentials of Article 101 TFEU (undertaking, agreement etc.), discuss various types of anticompetitive agreements, as well as the modern approach to the application of Article 101(3) TFEU in defending anticompetitive agreements. Then the module will look at Article 102 TFEU. The module will analyse the essential features of Article 102 TFEU i.e. the concept of dominance and the concept of abuse. The module will also discuss the guidelines for the application of Article 102 TFEU. Then the module will address each type of abuse (tying/bundling, exclusive dealing, price discrimination, refusal to supply). The module will also discuss fines, other types of sanctions as well as the role of settlements and commitments in competition enforcement. Finally, the module will analyse the assessment of mergers and acquisitions, focusing on substantive and procedural analysis. The content of the module is relevant for the competition enforcement by the European Commission, but also by National Competition Authorities of the EU Member States. The module will adopt a very practical perspective (case studies, quizzes) and will aim to equip students with the tools they need to assess/address infringements of national and EU competition law.

Indicative topics include:

ARTICLE 101

¿ Undertaking
¿ Affect on trade
¿ Agreements, concerted practices and decisions of associations of undertakings
¿ Market Definition
¿ Object or Effect
¿ Article 101(3) Exemption
¿ The relationship between Article 101(1) and Article 101(3)
¿ Horizontal Agreements ¿ Cartels
¿ Horizontal agreements-Cooperation Agreements-Joint Ventures
¿ Vertical Agreements
¿ Sanctions, Settlements and Commitments


ARTICLE 102

¿ Definition of Dominance
¿ Concept of collective dominance
¿ Concept of abuse
¿ Abuses
o Margin squeeze
o Rebates
o Price discrimination
o Predatory pricing
o Excessive pricing
o Refusal to supply
o Refusal to deal
o Essential facility


MERGERS

¿ Horizontal Mergers
¿ NonHorizontal Mergers
¿ Remedies
¿ Efficiencies
¿ Failing Firm Defence

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

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:

    Tutorial
  • 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
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 3, 5, 8, 10: Wednesday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 3, 5, 8, 10: Wednesday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 7, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 9, 11: Wednesday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 7, 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:
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Competition Law, Intellectual Property and Innovation Law QLLM178 Full year 7 No

Competition Law, Intellectual Property and Innovation

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Prof Anne Flanagan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

Competition Policy and Regulations Economics and Finance ECOM109 Semester 2 7 No

Competition Policy and Regulations

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

The topics covered in this course span a wide range of issues, from predatory pricing to cartel stability, and from the role of non-price competition to the evolution of high technology industries. The theoretical models introduced in the lectures will be applied in classes devoted to case studies of specific industries and to some antitrust court cases.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Compilers Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS652U Semester 2 6 Yes

Compilers

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Greta Yorsh
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECS401 ECS414 ECS421

In this module, the students will learn how modern compilers work. A compiler is a tool for translating computer programs written in a higher-level programming language (such as Java or C) to a lower-level language or machine code. Major components of a compiler are lexical and syntactic analysis, semantic analysis, code generation and optimization. The module will provide an introduction to a range of concepts in programming language design and implementation, including runtime organization, memory management, assembler, linker, loader, static vs dynamic types and scopes, compilers vs interpreters, just-in-time compilation, bootstrapping, data-flow analysis, and link-time optimizations. The coursework includes 3-5 programming assignments, each of which builds a different component of the compiler. The students are encouraged to work in small teams. At the end of the semester, each team will have implemented a working (albeit simple) compiler from basic blocks and templates provided. Most students find it very rewarding experience.

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

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

Complex Systems Mathematical Sciences MTH743N 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: Wednesday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 2 pm - 4 pm

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: Wednesday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 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
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Complex Variables Mathematical Sciences MTH5103 Semester 2 5 Yes

Complex Variables

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Shabnam Beheshti
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: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Composites Engineering and Materials Science MTRM730 Semester 2 7 No

Composites

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Antonius Peijs
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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm

Computability, Complexity and Algorithms Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS651U Semester 1 6 Yes

Computability, Complexity and Algorithms

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

A theoretical course, which concerned with the theoretical core of Computer Science. The course covers some of the most successful algorithms as well as some of the most central decision problems. A large part of the course will focus on the NP versus P problem as well as other famous unsolved problem in Computer Science. To understand this problem we consider the issue of how one programming problem can be disguised as another apparently very different problem. This idea is very important in designing algorithms and plays a crucial role in the theory of NP-completeness.

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am

Computational Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE305P Semester 2 6 No

Computational Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gregory Chass
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module discusses key approaches in modern theoretical and computational chemistry, including HF, post-HF and DFT methods, and considers the application of such methods to study of the structure, properties and chemical reactivity of individual molecules, and further extended to the study of condensed matter.

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

Computational Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE305U Semester 2 6 No

Computational Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gregory Chass
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module discusses key approaches in modern theoretical and computational chemistry, including HF, post-HF and DFT methods, and considers the application of such methods to study of the structure, properties and chemical reactivity of individual molecules, and further extended to the study of condensed matter.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Thursday 9 am - 1 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 8, 10: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm

Computational Engineering Engineering and Materials Science DEN401 Semester 1 7 Yes

Computational Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ante Munjiza
Overlap: DENM004
Prerequisite: None

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% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am - 1 pm

Computational Engineering Engineering and Materials Science DENM004 Semester 1 7 No

Computational Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ante Munjiza
Overlap: DEN401
Prerequisite: None

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% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am - 1 pm

Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineering and Materials Science DEN403 Semester 2 7 Yes

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sergey Karabasov
Overlap: DENM010
Prerequisite: 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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 15; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15: Monday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm

Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineering and Materials Science DENM010 Semester 2 7 No

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sergey Karabasov
Overlap: DEN403
Prerequisite: None

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm

Computational Methods in Finance Mathematical Sciences MTH770P Semester 1 7 No

Computational Methods in Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sebastian Del Bano Rollin
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% Practical
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Computational Statistics Mathematical Sciences MTH6931 Semester 2 6 No

Computational Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr James Griffin
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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 11 am
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm

Computational Statistics Mathematical Sciences MTH731P Semester 2 7 No

Computational Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr James Griffin
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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 11 am
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm

Computational Statistics Mathematical Sciences MTH731U Semester 2 7 Yes

Computational Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr James Griffin
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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 11 am
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm

Computational Statistics Mathematical Sciences MTHM731 Semester 2 7 No

Computational Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr James Griffin
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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am - 11 am
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 12 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: DENM331
Prerequisite: None

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% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
Semester 1 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

Computer Aided Engineering for Solids and Fluids Engineering and Materials Science DENM331 Semester 1 7 No

Computer Aided Engineering for Solids and Fluids

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ante Munjiza
Overlap: DEN331
Prerequisite: None

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% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
Level: 7
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

Computer Crime Law CCDM009 Full year 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Practical
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am -12 pm

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

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

Computers and Language Languages Linguistics and Film SML209 Semester 1 5 Yes

Computers and Language

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Martin Barge
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed as an introduction to the application of technology in language education. Providing a balance of theory and practice, it will equip students with the knowledge and skills to make optimum use of computers in their studies and research activities. The module will cover key concepts in the use of digital technologies for language learning and humanities, as well as providing practical experience in the creation of digital materials using a variety of computer-based applications.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lab
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm

Computer Systems and Networks Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS404U Semester 1 4 Yes

Computer Systems and Networks

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Edmund Robinson
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: 65.0% Examination, 35.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Computing Science and Engineering Foundation Programme SEF034 Semester 2 3 Yes

Computing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Ceinwen Hilton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The Computing module will provide SEFP students with an understanding and practical experience of core areas of computer science: programming and algorithms; underlying theory; software development; computer systems; and networks. It will include hands-on programming experience during supervised lab sessions. The module is designed principally to prepare students for pursuing study in the areas of computer science or electronics; however, it will also provide a basic introduction for students not intending to pursue study in these areas.

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

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm

Concepts and Consequences in Grammatical Theory Languages Linguistics and Film LIN7201 Semester 1 7 No

Concepts and Consequences in Grammatical Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alex Drummond
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:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm

Concepts and History Languages Linguistics and Film FLM4200 Full year 4 Yes

Concepts and History

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Guy Westwell
Overlap: FLM100
Prerequisite: None

"This module aims to foster a sense of the historical development of the cinema in America from its origins in the late nineteenth century through to the rise of the studio system in the 1930s and 1940s and its eventual disaggregation in the late 1950s. As well as tracking this strand of film history the module will also introduce students to a number of different conceptual frames such as performance, sound, narrative, mise-en-scène, censorship, genre, editing, and technology. By the end of the module you will be able to approach individual films, and film in general, as a complex object of study that can be profitably described via these conceptual frames."

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

    Film Screening
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Condensed Matter A Physics and Astronomy SPA5228 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
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: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm

Condensed Matter B Physics and Astronomy SPA6312 Semester 2 6 Yes

Condensed Matter B

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Andrei Sapelkin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"Continuing from Symmetry, Structure and Dynamics in Solids (or in its first year from Structure and Properties of Functional Materials), this module completes an overview of the major concepts in modern condensed matter physics. Many of the assumptions made in previous modules û such as considering only ideal, infinite crystals or isotropic materials û will be relaxed in order to treat more complex but realistic situations. So we will discuss atomic and electronic structure beyond the perfect crystal; see how to use tensors to describe anisotropic properties; discuss useful and interesting electric and magnetic phenomena; and investigate model systems for advanced materials. The module will conclude by examining some active research topics within the Centre for Condensed Matter and Materials Physics."

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

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

Consciousness and Causality Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC614 Semester 2 6 No

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am - 11 am

Conservation and Ecosystem Science Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO745P Semester 2 7 No

Conservation and Ecosystem Science

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

This module will explore the role and application of plant and fungal science in integrated conservation and management of biodiversity, in the delivery of ecosystem services and livelihoods, and in the development of mechanisms for their maintenance and restoration in the context of a changing planet. Drawing on the exceptional breadth of expertise, collections and facilities across Kew's sites, and building on the fundamental understanding of plant and fungal taxonomy and diversity, it will provide an essential introduction to a range of technical approaches including policy development, species and habitat prioritisation, protected area management, conservation genetics, ecosystem service research, seed banking and propagation, application of traditional knowledge, and integrated conservation for biodiversity and livelihoods.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Constellations: Online Anthology Group Project Languages Linguistics and Film COM6002 Full year 6 No

Constellations: Online Anthology Group Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Kiera Vaclavik
Overlap: COM605,COM7002
Prerequisite: None

Working in groups, students will design and build an online anthology on a theme (or other organisational principle) of their choosing. Students will analyse existing anthologies in both academic and commercial contexts, and receive necessary IT training before going on to create their own anthology. This will include an introduction, a series of extracts in a range of media and commentaries on those extracts.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am -12 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am -11 am

Constellations: Online Anthology Project Languages Linguistics and Film COM7002 Full year 7 No

Constellations: Online Anthology Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Kiera Vaclavik
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"Students will begin by analysing existing anthologies in both academic and commercial contexts as well as examining selection processes in a range of other domains such as museum curation. There will be opportunities to meet professionals working in these domains. Having received the necessary IT training, students will then go on to create their own anthology which will include an introduction, a series of extracts in a range of media and commentaries on those extracts. Students will work independently, but will develop their teamworking and leadership skills by mentoring a team of undergraduates working on their own anthology."

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am -12 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am -11 am

Constructing a language Languages Linguistics and Film LIN6203 Semester 2 6 Yes

Constructing a language

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof David Adger
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LIN401 LIN402 LIN037

From Esperanto to Klingon, from Volapuk to Elvish, from Leibniz's Universal Characteristic to Peterson's Dothraki, humans have made up artificial languages to support political, philosophical, and creative ends. This course examines examples of such artificial languages and their relation to natural language systems, and allows you to create a constructed language of your own, with a strong focus on systematic linguistic structure: phonological, morphological and syntactic systems as well as systems of lexical semantics and historical change. It will require you to bring together all your knowledge of linguistic structures as you make up your own language.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Consumer Cultures: The United States from the 1760s to the 1960s History HST7331 Semester 2 7 Yes

Consumer Cultures: The United States from the 1760s to the 1960s

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Joanna Cohen
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

America's relationship with consumption has always been contentious. Founded on the strength of a consumer boycott in the eighteenth century, the US had become the ultimate nation of consumers by the middle of the twentieth century. How had this transformation taken place and what did it mean for American culture and society? By examining how Americans created their habits of consumption, this module will explore how consumerism shaped multiple aspects of American life: from courtship, sex and gender roles to citizenship and the nation's imperial ambitions. Together, we will use a variety of critical approaches, including the study of economic networks and commodities, the examination of cultural hegemony and gendered histories of consumption and the vast abundance of visual; and material culture to answer the question: what is consumer culture and what effect has it had on American life?

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

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

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: 60.0% Examination, 20.0% Practical, 20.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Contemporary American Popular Culture English and Drama ESH6036 Semester 1 6 Yes

Contemporary American Popular Culture

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sam Mcbean
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module focuses on critical approaches to contemporary American popular culture. We will question the importance of popular culture to our experiences of the present, ask after the relationship between contemporary literature and more popular forms, and finally, evaluate how popular culture might be understood as 'thinking' or 'theorizing' the contemporary. As well as drawing on and developing skills in literary analysis, the module will foster an interdisciplinary approach to the contemporary, asking: Why is the popular important and what can it tell us about contemporary America? How might we conceptualize popular culture as `theory¿? How is contemporary literature related to other, more popular forms? The module will be an opportunity to look at a mix of literary texts, reality television, film, podcasts, and aspects of digital culture, developing an interdisciplinary frame for thinking contemporary America.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Film Screening
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Contemporary American Popular Culture English and Drama ESH6036 Semester 2 6 Yes

Contemporary American Popular Culture

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sam Mcbean
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module focuses on critical approaches to contemporary American popular culture. We will question the importance of popular culture to our experiences of the present, ask after the relationship between contemporary literature and more popular forms, and finally, evaluate how popular culture might be understood as 'thinking' or 'theorizing' the contemporary. As well as drawing on and developing skills in literary analysis, the module will foster an interdisciplinary approach to the contemporary, asking: Why is the popular important and what can it tell us about contemporary America? How might we conceptualize popular culture as `theory¿? How is contemporary literature related to other, more popular forms? The module will be an opportunity to look at a mix of literary texts, reality television, film, podcasts, and aspects of digital culture, developing an interdisciplinary frame for thinking contemporary America.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Film Screening
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 pm - 12 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Contemporary Art and Society History HST5351 Semester 1 5 Yes

Contemporary Art and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Chloe Ward
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.

Please note that this module involves class visits to various locations in London. When timetabling please allow yourself an hour¿s travel time either side of the class.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 1 pm - 3 pm

Contemporary French Cinema Languages Linguistics and Film FLM6205 Semester 1 6 Yes

Contemporary French Cinema

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sue Harris
Overlap: FLM507
Prerequisite: None

Through a detailed examination of a number of recent and contemporary French films this module aims to foster an understanding of the network of forces that have shaped French film production since major changes to cultural policy were implemented in France by the socialist Mitterrand administration in 1981. We will profile some of the ways in which French cinema reflects and interacts with French culture and society, and evaluate this in the light of social, political and cultural shifts in late 20th and 21st century French life. The module will be assessed through the production of a 'film note' in which students will select a film of their own choice, and across three written assignments they will progressively develop material about the film that situates it within its historical, industrial and cultural context. The module is research-based and requires a significant commitment to independent study.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Workshop
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm

Contemporary German Studies I Languages Linguistics and Film GER5204 Semester 1 5 Yes

Contemporary German Studies I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Katerina Somers
Overlap: GER504
Prerequisite: GER117 or equivalent

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: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

Contemporary German Studies II Languages Linguistics and Film GER505 Semester 2 5 Yes

Contemporary German Studies II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Astrid Kohler
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: GER117 or equivalent

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 12 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

Contemporary India: Politics, society and the economy Geography GEG6129 Semester 1 6 Yes

Contemporary India: Politics, society and the economy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Philippa Williams
Overlap: GEG6120
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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm

Contemporary Issues in Accounting Business and Management BUSM061 Semester 2 7 No

Contemporary Issues in Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nikolaos Tsitsianis
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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm

Contemporary Issues in Business and Management Languages Linguistics and Film IFJ6010 Semester 3 6 No

Contemporary Issues in Business and Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Chandres Tejura
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFJ6009

The module builds on IFP/IFJ6009 Introduction to Business and Management by developing students' analytical and problem solving skills, through the examination of challenging contemporary issues within Business. Students will analyse and comment on Business issues in essays, reports and presentations to the level that will lead to potential success on a range of masters degree programmes in the School of Business and Management.

Students will also be taken on external visits to encourage the application of theoretical knowledge in real life situations.

Assessment: 40.0% Examination, 35.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 15, 16; Semester 3: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 15, 16; Semester 3: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm

Contemporary Issues in Business and Management Languages Linguistics and Film IFP6010 Semester 2 6 No

Contemporary Issues in Business and Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Chandres Tejura
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFP6009

The module builds on IFP/IFJ6009 Introduction to Business and Management by developing students' analytical and problem solving skills, through the examination of challenging contemporary issues within Business. Students will analyse and comment on Business issues in essays, reports and presentations to the level that will lead to potential success on a range of masters degree programmes in the School of Business and Management.

Students will also be taken on external visits to encourage the application of theoretical knowledge in real life situations.

Assessment: 40.0% Examination, 35.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Contemporary Realisms English and Drama ESH6040 Semester 2 6 Yes

Contemporary Realisms

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sam Mcbean
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The question of how fiction-writers can evoke the experiential realities of people¿s social and intimate lives is one that has ignited debates about the novel since the nineteenth century. But what does realism look like today? Is it preferable to speak not of realism but of a proliferation of multiple realisms, moving across diverse genres and thematic situations? This module explores the perpetually evolving relationship between the theoretical, philosophical and political claims of realist representation and literary fiction since 1980. Among the topics it will invite you to investigate are: realism¿s changing social and aesthetic capabilities; realism¿s radical adaptation by feminist writing and by the `novel of ideas¿; the reinvention of realism in historical fiction; and the relations between realism, testimony and new innovations in life-writing and autobiography. A module pack will accompany the syllabus, providing access to key critical resources for engaging with realism's literary history and on-going theorization.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm

Contemporary Russian Film Languages Linguistics and Film FLM6017 Semester 1 6 Yes

Contemporary Russian Film

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jeremy Hicks
Overlap: RUS6017
Prerequisite: None

Through the analysis of films produced since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union and creation of Russia, this course aims to equip students to be able to comment on contemporary Russian films as they are released. Teaching and assessment focuses on identifying key industrial, thematic and genre trends and issues in contemporary Russian cinema, with a focus on the intersection of the national and transnational. Those without Russian will be able to participate fully in this course, although a reading knowledge can be useful for working on less well-known films. The secondary reading is in English, and all key films are subtitled.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6

Contemporary Russian Film Languages Linguistics and Film RUS6017 Semester 1 6 Yes

Contemporary Russian Film

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jeremy Hicks
Overlap: FLM6017
Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Russian

"Through the analysis of films produced since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union and creation of Russia, this course aims to equip students to be able to comment on contemporary Russian films as they are released. Teaching and assessment focuses on identifying key industrial, thematic and genre trends and issues in contemporary Russian cinema, with a focus on the intersection of the national and transnational. Those without Russian will be able to participate fully in this course by taking the FLM version, although a reading knowledge can be useful for working on less well-known films. The secondary reading is in English, and all key films are subtitled."

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6

Contemporary Russian Politics Politics and International Relations POL382 Semester 1 6 No

Contemporary Russian Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Eleanor Bindman
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia has experienced a number of dramatic political, social and economic changes which are by no means at an end. Its role as an international actor has also changed over time and frequently defied the expectations of its international allies and adversaries, as the Ukraine crisis of 2014 has demonstrated. This module aims to introduce students to the politics, government and foreign policy of Russia as they have developed since 1991 in order to allow students to analyse and assess the challenges Russia faces today and its complex role in contemporary geopolitics."

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Contemporary Theatre and Performance English and Drama DRA7001 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 10 am - 1 pm

Continued Professional Development workshops: Public Management in Practice Business and Management BUSM120 Full year 7 No

Continued Professional Development workshops: Public Management in Practice

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Prof Perri 6
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module consists of Professional Development workshops designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes.
The workshops provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. and are be delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from banking, media, public relations, government departments as well as third sector and private sector organisations.

These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of organisations and management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Continued Professional Development workshops for MSc Accounting and Finance Business and Management BUSM121 Full year 7 No

Continued Professional Development workshops for MSc Accounting and Finance

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Nikolaos Tsitsianis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module consists of Professional Development workshops designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes.
The workshops provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. and are be delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from banking, media, public relations, government departments as well as third sector and private sector organisations.

These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of organisations and management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Continued Professional Development workshops for MSc Accounting And Management Business and Management BUSM122 Full year 7 No

Continued Professional Development workshops for MSc Accounting And Management

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Prof Colin Haslam
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module consists of Professional Development workshops designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes.
The workshops provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. and are be delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from banking, media, public relations, government departments as well as third sector and private sector organisations.

These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of organisations and management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Continued Professional Development workshops for MSc International Business Business and Management BUSM123 Full year 7 No

Continued Professional Development workshops for MSc International Business

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Prof Brigitte Granville
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module consists of Professional Development workshops designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes.
The workshops provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. and are be delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from banking, media, public relations, government departments as well as third sector and private sector organisations.

These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of organisations and management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Continued Professional Development workshops for MSc International Business and Politics Business and Management BUSM124 Full year 7 No

Continued Professional Development workshops for MSc International Business and Politics

Credits: 0.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module consists of Professional Development workshops designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes.
The workshops provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. and are be delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from banking, media, public relations, government departments as well as third sector and private sector organisations.

These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of organisations and management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Continued Professional Development workshops for MSc International Financial Management Business and Management BUSM125 Full year 7 No

Continued Professional Development workshops for MSc International Financial Management

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Deven Bathia
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module consists of Professional Development workshops designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes.
The workshops provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. and are be delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from banking, media, public relations, government departments as well as third sector and private sector organisations.

These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of organisations and management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Continued Professional Development workshops for MSc International Human Resource Management & Employment Relations Business and Management BUSM126 Full year 7 No

Continued Professional Development workshops for MSc International Human Resource Management & Employment Relations

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Cathrine Seierstad
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module consists of Professional Development workshops. These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of HR including: recruitment and selection, performance management, negotiation and bargaining, career development and talent management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Continued Professional Development workshops for MSc Management Business and Management BUSM127 Full year 7 No

Continued Professional Development workshops for MSc Management

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Elena Baglioni
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module consists of Professional Development workshops designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes.
The workshops provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. and are be delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from banking, media, public relations, government departments as well as third sector and private sector organisations.

These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of organisations and management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Continued Professional Development workshops for MSc Management and Organisational Innovation Business and Management BUSM128 Full year 7 No

Continued Professional Development workshops for MSc Management and Organisational Innovation

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Elena Baglioni
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module consists of Professional Development workshops designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes.
The workshops provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. and are be delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from marketing, banking, media, public relations, government departments as well as third sector and private sector organisations.

These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of organisations and management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Continued Professional Development workshops for MSc Marketing Business and Management BUSM129 Full year 7 No

Continued Professional Development workshops for MSc Marketing

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Prof Nicholas O'Shaughnessy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module consists of Professional Development workshops designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes.
The workshops provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. and are be delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from banking, media, public relations, government departments as well as third sector and private sector organisations.

These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of organisations and management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Contracts and Organisations Economics and Finance ECOM103 Semester 2 7 No

Contracts and Organisations

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ghazala Azmat
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module consists of a macroeconomic theory component and an empirical macroeconomics component, which may be taught by different instructors. The theoretical component covers topics such as: advanced numerical techniques, solution methods for dynamic programming problems, consumption theory, optimal taxation, contracts and risk sharing, real business cycles, and New Keynesian macroeconomics. The empirical component covers topics such as: vector autoregressive models, calibration, estimation, and forecasting. In any particular year the topics covered are at the instructors' discretion.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 10 am - 1 pm

Control Systems Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS601U Semester 1 6 Yes

Control Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tijana Timotijevic
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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Practical
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Thursday 9 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 9: Thursday 9 am -11 am

Control Systems Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS788P Semester 1 7 No

Control Systems

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

The module provides a grounding in control systems modelling and analysis, using engineering mathematical techniques. It concludes with the examples of control systems design, underpinned by the modelling and analysis that precedes and informs the design. Syllabus: Control systems: what they are, examples of control systems, open-loop and closed-loop control systems, block diagrams of continuous (analog) and discrete-time (digital) control systems, system equations, differential equations, difference equations, linear and non-linear systems, free response, forced response, total response, steady state and transient responses, second-order systems, linearity and superposition, Laplace transform and its inverse , properties of Laplace transform, pole-zero mapping, application of Laplace transform to model systems, Routh-Hurwitz stability criterion, transfer functions and properties, analysis and design of feedback control systems, Bode analysis and design, Root-locus analysis and design, steady-state error analysis, introduction to advanced topics in control systems.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 9: Thursday 9 am -11 am

Control Systems Analysis and Design Engineering and Materials Science DEN5200 Semester 2 5 Yes

Control Systems Analysis and Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hasan Shaheed
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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

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: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Corporate Finance Economics and Finance ECOM015 Semester 1 7 No

Corporate Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Francis Breedon
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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 1 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Corporate Finance and Strategy Business and Management BUS225 Semester 2 5 No

Corporate Finance and Strategy

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

This module will develop a student's understanding of the nature of corporate finance in terms of the sources of finance and nature of internal calculations that are employed to allocate financial resources into strategic investment projects. Students will appreciate how the techniques of financing and allocation of financial resources have evolved. This understanding will be blended with an appreciation of the strategic management literature on how financial resources are deployed strategically to both create and capture value.

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

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

Corporate Finance for Managers Business and Management BUSM030 Semester 1 7 No

Corporate Finance for Managers

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Sushanta Mallick
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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 6 pm

Corporate Finance Law Law QLLP057 Semester 2 7 No

Corporate Finance Law

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7

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 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

Corporate Governance Business and Management BUSM060 Semester 2 7 No

Corporate Governance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr John Butlin
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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Corporate Insolvency Law Law LAW6158 Semester 2 6 Yes

Corporate Insolvency Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Shalini Perera
Overlap: LAW6036
Prerequisite: Law Background

The global financial crisis heightened interest in and increased calls for efficiency with respect to insolvency procedures, the insolvency aspects of the taking of security, rescue mechanisms, the accountability of decision makers in the context of insolvency, and the structuring of transactions involving credit and security. The aim of this course is to analyse from a UK perspective the different aspects of the insolvency and/or debt restructuring of corporations. To achieve this aim, the module covers the various procedures available in cases of insolvency and restructuring, the relationship between the general law of property and obligations and insolvency, the law of credit and security issues in the context of distress scenarios, and corporate rescue mechanisms. The course would enable students to identify common aspects in the dynamics, techniques and mechanisms to deal with distress scenarios and discover innovative trends in a continuously developing area.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm

Corporate Law and Governance Business and Management BUS329 Semester 2 6 Yes

Corporate Law and Governance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Corporate Reporting Business and Management BUSM113 Semester 1 7 No

Corporate Reporting

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

In this module students would be expected to understand the evolution of accounting standards and the contribution of pan national organizations such as the EU and International Accounting Standards Board IASB.

This module considers how changes in regulation and corporate governance arrangements have added remuneration reports and the chairman's statements plus new demands for integrated corporate reporting (including Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Reporting) and also Integrated and Business Model Reporting

Students will understand and appreciate how financial statements have evolved to include statements of changes in equity and comprehensive income . The evolution of accounting standards --financial instruments and fair value reporting and debates on the accounting conceptual framework.

How do external consultants impact upon disclosed financial information: role of valuation advisers, actuaries etc in terms of the various forms of accounting standard: financial instruments, tangible assets, pension fund accounting etc

Impact of new institutions on the nature of corporate reporting (IIRC, WRI, UNEP)

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 3 pm - 6 pm

Corporate Strategy Economics and Finance ECN302 Semester 1 6 Yes

Corporate Strategy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rachel Male
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECN214 ECN211

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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Corporations and Social Responsibility Business and Management BUS237 Semester 2 5 No

Corporations and Social Responsibility

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sadhvi Dar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Corporations and Social Responsibility will deliver a comprehensive introduction to students interested in issues of social justice and specifically in Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR. CSR is an applied field of management theory that is becoming increasingly important for both academics and managers to consider. It is an area of corporate self-regulation that integrates sustainability into the business model. Whereas in the past, there has been a clear distinction between the roles of government, the third sector and the corporate sector in responding to social issues (such as workers rights and the environment), today corporations exist in a business context where these sectors have not only merged, but also, actively impinge on each others responsibilities to society. CSR is a business policy response to this changing relation between the corporate sector and society and includes activities such as 'greening' management (reducing emissions, waste management, protecting biodiversity), workers rights (trade unions, ILO, outsourcing, supply-chains), sustainable consumption (ethical marketing, corporate lobbying, consumerism), and promoting democratic processes (governance, accountability, stakeholder dialogue).

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Cosmology Physics and Astronomy SPA7005N Semester 1 7 No

Cosmology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Mulryne
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: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Cosmology Physics and Astronomy SPA7005P Semester 1 7 Yes

Cosmology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Mulryne
Overlap: SPA6311
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
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Cosmology Physics and Astronomy SPA7005U Semester 1 7 Yes

Cosmology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Mulryne
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: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Costume Dramas English and Drama DRA264 Semester 1 5 Yes

Costume Dramas

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:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Counselling Psychology Biological and Chemical Sciences PSY329 Semester 2 6 No

Counselling Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sevasti Foka
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "PSY100(SBC140) PSY109 (SBC142) PSY209 (SBC242)"

This module builds on themes developed in level 4 and 5 psychology modules. It will consider areas of psychology which are the subject of active research in the SBCS Department of Psychology.

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

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

C Programming Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS501U Semester 1 5 Yes

C Programming

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Paula Freire Fonseca
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECS401U

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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Practical
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 12 pm - 2 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Creating Interactive Objects Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS511U Semester 1 5 Yes

Creating Interactive Objects

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Laurissa Tokarchuk
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: 80.0% Practical, 20.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 80.0% Practical, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Friday 12 pm - 2 pm

Creative Group Project Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS520U Semester 2 5 No

Creative Group Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nick Bryan-Kinns
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: 70.0% Dissertation, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Creative Industries Business and Management BUS233 Semester 2 5 Yes

Creative Industries

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amitabh Rai
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to engage students through a practically oriented overview of creative industries technical and media infrastructures and their histories, organisational behaviour of creative industry firms, legal and policy framework for developing creative industries, as well as the emerging frameworks in which culture and creativity is seen as a central site for creating new value. Throughout we will pay close attention to how marketing, management, and supply chain processes in the creative industries create value through cultural production. This introductory overview of creative industries takes a critical look at the tactics and strategies that define the history of capitalist cultural production. Interactive and socially engaged, this module requires good preparation and active involvement with the module content and case studies to achieve the learning goals.

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

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

Creative Production Languages Linguistics and Film FLM6201 Semester 2 6 No

Creative Production

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Athena Mandis
Overlap: FLM305
Prerequisite: A Practical Film Making Module

This is an optional module open to Film Studies students with an experience in practice (Production Skills and/or Directing Drama/Directing Fiction). It offers the opportunity to develop and build on knowledge of film making developed during the first two years of the degree, and the opportunity to make one short film in any style the student wishes to explore. The film is made by a group and not an individual. The module has a mixture of group meetings and whole class lectures and workshops.

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

    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Creative Writing Prose Fiction English and Drama ESH6043 Semester 1 6 No

Creative Writing Prose Fiction

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

This module is an introduction to writing prose fiction. Through practice-based workshops and seminars, the module explores the methodologies of writing fiction from a writer's perspective, and focuses on form, structure and narrative technique. The module is delivered through weekly creative writing exercises and immersion in a process of peer critique, as well as the critical analysis of sample texts.

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

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Credit Ratings Economics and Finance ECOM091 Semester 2 7 No

Credit Ratings

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

This module provides an overview of credit ratings, risk and analysis. It explains the role of rating agencies and goes though the rating process; how credit ratings are assigned and monitored. It provides knowledge of both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of credit analysis. It presents credit rating methodologies and an overview of securitisation and structured finance technology. The module puts considerable emphasis on practical applications. It explains how a transaction is put together by an investment bank as an arranger. Then goes through the steps of how it gets rated by the rating agencies and finally distributed in the markets.

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

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

Crete Field Course Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO793P Semester 2 7 No

Crete Field Course

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Aristides Moustakas
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

In this field course we will explore the use of statistical methodology in designing, collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting population dynamics experiments and observations. We will cover elements of experimental design, hypothesis testing and statistical inference, analysis of variance, correlation, and up-to-date regression techniques. Throughout the course the application of statistical techniques within a biological context will be emphasized using data that will be collected in the field merged together with larger datasets available from the Natural History Museum, Crete. Further on site visits to rare species and rare habitats will be made, linking population dynamics problems with practical issues in conservation biology.

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

Criminal Justice and Surveillance Technologies Law QLLM313 Semester 2 7 No

Criminal Justice and Surveillance Technologies

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Ms Amber Marks
Overlap: QLLM119 QLLM161
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to provide students with an overview of the societal and legal implications of new technological methods in criminal investigation. It will provide students with a basic understanding of the technologies in use and an overview of the domestic and international legal frameworks in which these technologies operate. The majority of the seminars will be taught by Eric King, Deputy Director of Privacy International and Amber Marks will be the course convenor.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Criminal Law Law LAW4002 Full year 4 Yes

Criminal Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof William Wilson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Law Background

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

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15: Monday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15: Monday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15: Tuesday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15: Thursday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15: Friday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15: Friday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 1,

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

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15: Monday 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: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 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
    Lecture
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm

Criminology Law LAW6045 Full year 6 Yes

Criminology

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Wayne Morrison
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: a module in sociology or psychology

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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
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
Semester 1 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 2 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 2: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Critical Thinking and Writing for Film Studies Languages Linguistics and Film EAL4822 Semester 2 4 No

Critical Thinking and Writing for Film Studies

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Philippa Kennedy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module has been designed by the Language Centre with input from the Film Studies Department as a non-credit-bearing option for first year undergraduates studying Film as single honours or in joint honours combinations. The module aims to improve students¿ writing and study skills through exercises that are discipline-specific and closely linked to the content of the level 4 Film Studies curriculum. Currently, Film students have the option of attending English language and study skills modules in the Language Centre that cater to students in all subjects. Following the model of the successful EAL7821 `Critical Thinking and Writing for Politics and International Relations¿, the proposed module seeks better to meet the particular needs of Film students. The module will be capped at 20, to keep the convenor¿s workload manageable. Students will be able to self-refer or will be directed to the module by markers after feedback on their semester 1 assignments for FLM4200, FLM401 and FLM402.

Assessment: 100.0% Final Mark
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Cryptography Mathematical Sciences MTH6115 Semester 1 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: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Cryptography Mathematical Sciences MTH6115P Semester 1 6 No

Cryptography

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Behrang Noohi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

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 or equivalent; fluency in Spanish is required

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: Tuesday 11 am - 1 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
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Tuesday 9 am -11 am

Cultural Diversity and Law Law QLLM170 Semester 1 7 No

Cultural Diversity and Law

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Dr Prakash Shah
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module explores, in comparative perspective, how different legal systems manage cultural diversity, which includes religious, ethnic and linguistic diversity. The module is based on 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. We select among and examine conceptual and substantive issues including assimilation, integration, pluralism and secularism; ethnicity; legal pluralism; immigration; family relations; education; blasphemy and religious hatred; mental health; discrimination; and criminalisation.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Cultural Geographies Geography GEG5126 Semester 1 5 Yes

Cultural Geographies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Regan Koch
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an introduction to the field of cultural geography. It draws on examples both historical and contemporary, in the UK and beyond, to demonstrate how spaces, places and landscapes are laden with meaning. It shows that culture is not something that is fixed, but rather constructed through relations with different people, places, ideas, objects and practices. The module therefore helps student understand and interpret matters of culture critically, with careful attention to plurality, complexity and power. Taught through a combination of lectures and seminars, topics include: an introduction to cultural geography; landscape: meaning, power and identity; interpreting cultural representations; more-than-representational geographies; geographies of embodiment and mobility; cultural geographies of food; emerging cultural landscapes and politics; tensions and new directions in cultural geography . The module is assessed by 100% coursework: an interpretive coursework exercise (2000 words) and a 3000 word coursework essay.

Assessment: 50.0% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am - 11 am

Cultural Geography in Practice Geography GEG7122 Semester 1 7 Yes

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 Histories of Theatre English and Drama DRA115 Semester 1 4 Yes

Cultural Histories of Theatre

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Nicholas Ridout
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides students with a historical and theoretical grounding in some of the key issues in modern and contemporary theatre. Through a series of talks, seminars, screenings and theatre visits, students will encounter significant theatre works and practices in their historical and cultural contexts. Encounters with theatre practice will be accompanied by readings of relevant historical and critical texts so that students can begin to think and write about the role of theatre in a number of different cultural situations. Particular attention will be paid to theatre which enables students to engage with such topics as modernity, cultural difference, formal experimentation and political engagement. Material to be covered might include, for example, Brecht and the culture of the Weimar Republic; Amiri Baraka, Black Power and the Black Revolutionary Theatre; radical performance and mass culture in 1960s Japan.

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

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Cultural Industries English and Drama DRA7003 Semester 2 7 No

Cultural Industries

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
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 3 pm - 5 pm

Cultural Politics and Performance English and Drama DRA259 Semester 1 5 No

Cultural Politics and Performance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Aoife Monks
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Cultural Politics and Performance builds on thinking and theatre-going in the first year, in order to introduce you to key philosophical and ethical debates about the nature and purpose of the theatre event in relation to its cultural contexts. The module will focus on the politics of representation within a range of geographical and historical contexts, asking questions about the nature and purpose of representation within ethical and political frameworks, and examining how artists themselves have used formal innovations to interrogate the ideological implications of their own practices. The module will enable you to engage with a range of key theoretical methods and approaches. It will build on your introduction to semiotics and ideology by focusing on questions of identity and power; it will also develop your historical thinking and research skills. Theories, debates and contexts examined might include queer theory, anti-theatricality, post-colonialism, feminism, post-structuralism, the post-dramatic, cultural materialism etc. You will also be exposed to a range of theatre forms in order to examine the tripartite relationship between socio-historical contexts, formal and aesthetic innovation in the theatre, and the political implications of performance.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Culture, Performance and Globalisation English and Drama DRA304 Semester 1 6 Yes

Culture, Performance and Globalisation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Michael Shane Boyle
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: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Culture and Society in Medieval Spain: Christians, Jews and Muslims Languages Linguistics and Film HSP205 Semester 1 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 1: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Cultures of Comparison Languages Linguistics and Film COM7200 Semester 1 7 No

Cultures of Comparison

Credits: 30.0
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:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Cultures of Inequality: Narrating Class 1815-1914 English and Drama ESH6034 Semester 2 6 Yes

Cultures of Inequality: Narrating Class 1815-1914

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

This module will address nineteenth-century inequality, a topic that has returned to the mainstream of British public discourse demonstrably in recent years through the comparative analysis of socio-economic stratification between now and then offered by thinkers such as Thomas Piketty. Students will learn to reflect upon the complex web of material and cultural practices that are implicated in the construction of class identity, exploring how work, leisure, housing, fashion, taste, accent etc all interrelate to signify relative positions within shifting and overlapping fields of power. Students will learn to recognise popular fiction from this period as one of the modes through which new forms of inequality became both naturalized and challenged; as an important means by which an evolving class consciousness was disseminated and modified. Key theories and historiographies of class will be explored in conjunction with sustained readings of nineteenth-century literature.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 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: Thursday 9 am - 11 am

Current Issues in International Copyright Law Law QLLP049B Semester 1 7 No

Current Issues in International Copyright Law

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof Uma Suthersanen
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The course covers the following aspects in order to provide the student with an understanding of copyright law from a comparative and international perspective: (a) the fundamental principles of European Union law, and how it applies to national copyright law; (b) the notion of "European Union copyright law", as drawn from the directives in this area; (c) a comparative review of laws in France, Germany, UK and US in relation to limitations and exceptions, with an emphasis on (i) parody and freedom of expression, and (ii) the 3-step test as applied under the Berne/TRIPs treaties; (d) a detailed study of rights in performances, sound recordings, films and broadcasts under national and international laws; (e) an analysis of the jurisprudence concerning compilations and databases, with an emphasis on (i) the EU database right, and (ii) a comparison of this approach with that under the US copyright/misappropriation laws; (f) national and international aspects of the collective administration of rights; (g) Internet issues including, Peer-to-peer file sharing, Social networks, User-generated content, Internet Service Provider liability, and technological protection measures; (h) Current issues in and future developments of copyright law in the 21st Century; (i) Copyright and development.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7

Current Topics in Psychology Biological and Chemical Sciences PSY113 Semester 1 4 Yes

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
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 12 pm - 2 pm

Curriculum Design and Materials Evaluation Languages Linguistics and Film EAL7206 Semester 1 7 No

Curriculum Design and Materials Evaluation

Credits: 15.0
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 module initially 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 development. The second focus of the module is to present students with an overview of language program evaluation discussing at length: 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:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm

Dancehalls, Dictators and the Dole: British Politics in the 1930s History HST7332 Semester 2 7 Yes

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 10 am - 12 pm

Dance Theatre English and Drama DRA237 Semester 1 5 Yes

Dance Theatre

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Martin Welton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The history of both modern and post-modern performance practice has been marked by performances which have troubled the distinction between 'dance' and 'theatre'. However, dance and theatre have often been supposed to have radically different aesthetics and to cater to different audiences. This module will consider dance as a theatrical practice, and more specifically, performances and practitioners of 'dance-theatre' - why might we consider them in terms of this hyphenated category? The module will draw on a wide range of international examples, but will also require you to attend contemporary performance in London.

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

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Data Analysis Geography GEG7205 Semester 1 7 Yes

Data Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Emily Lines
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:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm

Data Analysis Geography GEG725U Semester 1 7 Yes

Data Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Emily Lines
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

Data Analytics Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS784P Semester 2 7 No

Data Analytics

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

This module focuses on the range of approaches, methodologies, techniques and tools for data analysis, and the use of data analysis findings to inform decision-making in an industrial / business context. It exposes students to a range of industry-standard statistical and data analysis techniques and tools, and fosters awareness of the challenges associated with working with large datasets. The module also covers topics related to the legal, social, ethical and professional issues associated with data storage and analysis. Students will undertake practical work including empirical data analysis and summarisation / presentation of the results to a range of relevant stakeholders.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 1 pm - 3 pm

Database Systems Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS519U Semester 2 5 Yes

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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

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

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

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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semesters 1, 2 and 3: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Data Mining Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS766P Semester 1 7 No

Data Mining

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Timothy Hospedales
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Data Mining Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS766U Semester 1 7 No

Data Mining

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Timothy Hospedales
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Democracy: Ancient History HST7102 Semester 1 7 No

Democracy: Ancient

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

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Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Democracy: Modern History HST7305 Semester 2 7 No

Democracy: Modern

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

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Democracy and Justice Law LAW6154 Semester 1 6 Yes

Democracy and Justice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Eric Heinze
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Democratic government is commonly assumed to be essential to a just legal system. But is that assumption always correct? Do our traditions of active and vigorous legislation, zealous litigation, and professional lawyering guarantee justice? Are there ways in which they wholly undermine justice? What about public discourse, arts or the media? Do they always promote the kind of open, free society in which law and justice thrive? These questions receive sharp scrutiny in the writings of Plato. In this module, we examine how some classic ideas about justice and democracy, have shaped law and society for centuries.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm

Description of Language Languages Linguistics and Film EAL7207 Semester 1 7 No

Description of Language

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof 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:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am - 11 am

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 Akram Alomainy
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
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Design for Human Interaction Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS638U Semester 1 6 Yes

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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am -12 pm

Design for Human Interaction Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS712U Semester 1 7 Yes

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am -12 pm

Design For Manufacture Engineering and Materials Science DEN5101 Semester 1 5 Yes

Design For Manufacture

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Raza Shah
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "DEN4001 MAT4002"

This module will develop strategies to identify product requirements, identify design constraints, think creatively, solve problems and identify solutions. It 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 can be used to evaluate designs. A wide range of different processing techniques will be examined. Various strategies such as failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) that can be used to evaluate the design risk, will be described 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:

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

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

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

Design of Experiments Mathematical Sciences MTH6116P Semester 2 6 No

Design of Experiments

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hugo Maruri-Aguilar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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

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

Desk Study Geography GEG705U Semester 2 7 Yes

Desk Study

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gemma Harvey
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

Desk Study Geography GEG7305 Semester 2 7 No

Desk Study

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Kate Spencer
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 Psychology Biological and Chemical Sciences PSY223 Semester 2 5 Yes

Developmental Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Michael Pluess
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "PSY115 (SBC104) PSY109 (SBC142) PSY121(SBC141)"

This module surveys developmental psychology, covering human development across the whole life span but with a more detailed focus on development in the early years (infancy/childhood). The aim of the module is to introduce the key questions, theories, concepts, methodology, studies and research findings within developmental psychology, regarding different domains of psychological functioning including social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioural development. The module will also cover the prenatal period, physical, motor, and sensory development, learning theory, moral development, and development of the self (identity).

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 6, 9: Thursday 3 pm - 5 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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • 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

Development Economics Economics and Finance ECOM081 Semester 2 7 No

Development Economics

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

This course emphasizes dynamic models of growth and development. Topics covered include: migration, modernization, and technological change; static and dynamic models of political economy; the dynamics of income distribution and institutional change; firm structure in developing countries; development, transparency, and functioning of financial markets; privatization; and, banks and credit market institutions in emerging markets.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Development Futures: Mumbai Unbound Geography GEG6120 Semester 1 6 No

Development Futures: Mumbai Unbound

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Kavita Datta
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: GEG5111

This innovative fieldwork-based module is unique among Geography departments in the UK. Operationalised thorugh an empirical focus on urban change in Mumbai, India's financial capital, it challenges the long-standing academic division between 'economic' and 'development' geography, and instead builds an alternative hybrid approach. The module will focus on a series of core themes: (i) Mumbai's dual economy, in which low-end, low-paid service providers underpin the success of high profile multinational corporations; (ii) gender and work in India's high profile Business Process Outsourcing - IT-Enabled Services Industry; (iii) the growth of India's new middle classes, their patterns of consumption and the inscriptions of these in the urban fabric; (iv) poverty and hope in Mumbai's slums, focusing around informal economies of survival amongst different social and ethnic groups in Dharavi and NGO projects seeking to improve well-being and quality of life within Mumbai's slums.

Assessment: 90.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am - 12 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 3 pm - 5 pm

Dickens and the City English and Drama ESH208 Semester 2 5 Yes

Dickens and the City

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Cornelia Cook
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Dickens is above all London's novelist. The module will explore, through the critical study of four of Dickens's major novels and several shorter writings, Dickens's representation of London and his use of fiction to urge social or political reform. You will read contemporary writings by Henry Mayhew, Thomas Carlyle, Friedrich Engels, and others in order to situate Dickens¿s fiction within a context of current opinion, documentation and debate. Maps will be used in class; the Dickens Walk and the group project will require walking exploration of the City. You are advised to keep a map at hand to clarify for yourselves the locations used in Dickens's writings.

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

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

Differential and Integral Analysis Mathematical Sciences MTH5105 Semester 2 5 Yes

Differential and Integral Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MTH5104

This module provides a rigorous basis for differential and integral calculus.

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

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

Differential Equations Mathematical Sciences MTH5123 Semester 2 5 Yes

Differential Equations

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rainer Klages
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: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Digital Arts Documentary Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS748P Semester 2 7 No

Digital Arts Documentary

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Jonathan Winfield
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: 70.0% Practical, 30.0% Coursework
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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 9 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 3 pm - 5 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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semesters 1, 2 and 3: Friday 9 am -11 am
  • Semesters 1, 2 and 3: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm

Digital Cartography Geography GEG5221 Semester 1 5 No

Digital Cartography

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sven Lukas
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will build on existing basic mapping and map-reading skills introduced in GEG4004 and GEG4204. Teaching will be centred on digital techniques that all represent key skills in Physical Geography and Environmental Science: Digital Cartography, integrated with basic remote sensing skills, map-making and map interpretation are the basic requirements for displaying and interrogating spatial data. Lectures will introduce the theories underlying cartographic principles and best practice, and laboratory practicals will be used to provide ¿hands-on¿ experience of Adobe Illustrator, the market-leading software for designing maps and other illustrations (such as sedimentological logs, diagrams etc.), and other key software packages essential in the handling of digital data. In addition, a seminar discussion will be used to test the understanding of the subject matter and to discuss key issues in digital cartography.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 11 am
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Digital Circuit Design Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS412U Semester 1 4 Yes

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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 1 pm - 3 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 12: Friday 3 pm - 5 pm

Digital Film Making Languages Linguistics and Film FLM5206 Semester 2 5 Yes

Digital Film Making

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Louis Jackson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Available to Associate students only

This course provides a wide-ranging introduction to technical aspects of digital film making. Through workshops, exercises and assignments, students will develop a foundation in technical filmmaking and a understanding of the equipment used in the production process: camera, audio, lighting and post-production. These skills will be developed in a series of short filmmaking exercises and an assessed short film, which is produced by students working in small groups. There is an individual written report as part of the assessment.

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

    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Digital Intellectual Property Law Law QLLP005 Semester 2 7 No

Digital Intellectual Property Law

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof Guido Westkamp
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The course introduces students to major problem areas concerning intellectual property in a digital environment. Following an initial introduction into the scope and function of relevant IP rights such as copyright, trade marks and patents the course will the specific forms of protection available to ¿digital¿ products and services such as computer programs and databases. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the role of copyright law as it applies on the internet, taking a comparative approach whilst using European law as a starting point. Topics encompass aspects such the extent of exclusive rights and their overlaps, the role and extent of specific limitations including general consideration sunder international copyright law, the protection of technological protection measures and the increasingly pivotal role of external factors limiting copyright law, in particular as based on antitrust laws and human rights aspects.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7

Digital Media and Social Networks Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS637U Semester 2 6 Yes

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 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: Ms Laurissa Tokarchuk
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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm

Digital Signal Processing Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS602U Semester 1 6 Yes

Digital Signal Processing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Bobby Sturm
Overlap: ECS707P
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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Practical
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Digital Systems Design Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS615U Semester 1 6 Yes

Digital Systems Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Luk Arnaut
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECS412U

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 15.0% Coursework, 15.0% Practical
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 75.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm

Digital Systems Design Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS615P Semester 1 6 No

Digital Systems Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Luk Arnaut
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECS412U

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 15.0% Practical, 15.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm

Directing Fiction Languages Linguistics and Film FLM5204 Semester 1 5 No

Directing Fiction

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Eugene Doyen
Overlap: FLM204
Prerequisite: Enrolment on programme involving Film Studies

Directing Fiction involves developing a practical understanding of a range of approaches to film direction stemming from both mainstream and alternative film practices. The module will enable students to develop their creative skills within a context where their practice work is related to film studies theory. A number of approaches to directing will be covered and students will work in a group, preparing a production then making this production based on their specified conception of film direction.

Assessment: 70.0% Practical, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Workshop
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 3 pm - 5 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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 3
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Dissertation English and Drama DRA7000 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Michael Shane Boyle
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 English and Drama ESH7000 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Alfred Hiatt
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 Languages Linguistics and Film SMLM005 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Alasdair King
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation Economics and Finance ECOM024 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Mrs Daniela Tavasci
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

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 Law CCDD007 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr Debbie De Girolamo
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 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 Law QLLM200 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

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

A dissertation project within a legal field of students choosing on the General

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation Law QLLM201 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

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

A dissertation project within a specific legal field. This module option and project title has to be approved in advance of selection by the LLM Programme Coordinator.

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 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 Engineering and Materials Science MTRM004 Full year 7 No

Dissertation

Credits: 105.0
Contact: Prof 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 Economics and Finance ECOM107 Semester 3 7 No

Dissertation

Credits: 45.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This 45 credit dissertation will replace the existing 30 credit dissertation. The dissertation is expected to have a 7000 word length limit.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation: Banking and Finance Law Law QLLP200 Full year 7 No

Dissertation: Banking and Finance Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact:
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Dissertation ¿ independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field of Law.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation: Banking and Finance Law Law QLLP200 Full year 7 No

Dissertation: Banking and Finance Law

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

Dissertation ¿ independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field of Law.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation: Intellectual Property Law Law QLLP201 Full year 7 No

Dissertation: Intellectual Property Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact:
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Dissertation ¿ independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field of Law.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation: Intellectual Property Law Law QLLP201 Full year 7 No

Dissertation: Intellectual Property Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Prof Uma Suthersanen
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Dissertation ¿ independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field of Law.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation: International Business Law Law QLLP204 Full year 7 No

Dissertation: International Business Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact:
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Dissertation ¿ independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field of Law.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation: International Business Law Law QLLP204 Full year 7 No

Dissertation: International Business Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr Andromachi Georgosouli
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Dissertation ¿ independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field of Law.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation: International Dispute Resolution and Economic Law Law QLLP203 Full year 7 No

Dissertation: International Dispute Resolution and Economic Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact:
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Dissertation ¿ independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field of Law.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation: International Dispute Resolution and Economic Law Law QLLP203 Full year 7 No

Dissertation: International Dispute Resolution and Economic Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr Maxi Charlotte Scherer
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Dissertation ¿ independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field of Law.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation (Aquatic Ecology by Research) Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO711P Full year 7 No

Dissertation (Aquatic Ecology by Research)

Credits: 135.0
Contact: Dr Christophe Eizaguirre
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This is typically a novel piece of research, often involving field sampling, experimentation, laboratory work, and data analysis. Most projects are offered to students so that they can benefit from closer alignment to current PhD or Post Doctoral research within specific research groups. 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, coastal or oceanic environments. During Semester A, students will be encouraged to talk with potential supervisors and `shadow¿ PhD students or other members of the Aquatic Ecology Research Group. A substantive literature review on the chosen topic is due in for the start of Semester B which will be assessed at this stage. From January through to the end of July, students should be undertaking lab or field work, and then writing up in August for an early September submission. At the beginning of August, each student will prepare and give a research seminar based upon their work to an audience of the Centre for Aquatic & Terrestrial Environment members, and following appraisal of the thesis by the supervisor and External Examiner, attend an oral examination viva.

Assessment: 60.0% Dissertation, 30.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 7

Dissertation (Distance Learning) Politics and International Relations POLM077 Full year 7 No

Dissertation (Distance Learning)

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. 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 course 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 School who will oversee the progress of the dissertation.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation (MA Poetry) English and Drama ESH7060 Full year 7 No

Dissertation (MA Poetry)

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Andrea Brady
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The dissertation offers students an opportunity to develop and demonstrate their research, creative practice 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 in English, Creative Writing and related fields. The topic must be feasible, academically sound, and related to the concerns of the programme. The dissertation must develop an appropriate scholarly or creative methodology and demonstrate an advanced understanding of historical and/or theoretical issues involved in the study or composition of poetry. 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.

Students will submit a dissertation, which can be constituted either of a conventional scholarly essay of 15,000 words, or a creative portfolio consisting of the student's own poems with a critical commentary. Such a portfolio should be a maximum of 20 pages and/or (in the case of performed dissertations), a time-length of a maximum of 30 minutes for an audio or video recording, along with a 4,000 word commentary. In the commentary, students will be expected to apply their learning from other, non-core modules, including Poetry at Work, to their own practice. The commentary must illuminate what they have done, but it need not
make their own poems its primary topic. The approach taken by the commentary will be developed in ooperation with students' academic supervisor, but for example, it may be a literary-critical reflection on the historical development of a poetic tactic, and an explanation of its relation to their own work; or a reflection on the context, transmission and mediation of poetry, particularly if the piece is situated or performed. All students, whether they are producing a critical dissertation or a commentary, will be expected to demonstrate secondary reading, argument and thought about other poets.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation 10,000 Words Law QLLM500 Full year 7 No

Dissertation 10,000 Words

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Gavin Sutter
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation 15,000 Words Geography GEG7107 Full year 7 No

Dissertation 15,000 Words

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Kavita Datta
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 Kavita Datta
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 30,000 Words Geography GEG7108 Full year 7 No

Dissertation 30,000 Words

Credits: 120.0
Contact: Prof Kavita Datta
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 - Criminal Justice Law QLLM234 Full year 7 No

Dissertation - Criminal Justice

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

Dissertation ¿ independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field of Criminal Justice. The particular subject area within this field is the student¿s own choice, guided and agreed by their allocated supervisor.

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 Nikolaos Tsitsianis
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:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 6: Thursday 10 am -11 am

Dissertation for Accounting and Management Business and Management BUSM105 Full year 7 No

Dissertation for Accounting and Management

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Colin Haslam
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.

Students will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor.

To prepare you for the dissertation, students are required to take the compulsory Research Methods module
Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QM+.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation for International Business Business and Management BUSM103 Full year 7 No

Dissertation for International Business

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Brigitte Granville
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.

Students will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor.

To prepare you for the dissertation, students are required to take the compulsory Research Methods module
Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QM+.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation for International Financial Management Business and Management BUSM101 Full year 7 No

Dissertation for International Financial Management

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Deven Bathia
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.

Students will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor.

To prepare you for the dissertation, students are required to take the compulsory Research Methods module
Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QM+.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation for International HRM & Employment Relations Business and Management BUSM102 Full year 7 No

Dissertation for International HRM & Employment Relations

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Maria Koumenta
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.

Students will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor.

To prepare you for the dissertation, students are required to take the compulsory Research Methods module
Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QM+.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation for Management Business and Management BUSM100 Full year 7 No

Dissertation for Management

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Elena Baglioni
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.

Students will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor.

To prepare you for the dissertation, students are required to take the compulsory Research Methods module
Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QM+.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation for Management and Organisational Innovation Business and Management BUSM104 Full year 7 No

Dissertation for Management and Organisational Innovation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Elena Baglioni
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.

Students will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor.

To prepare you for the dissertation, students are required to take the compulsory Research Methods module
Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QM+.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation for Marketing Business and Management BUSM106 Full year 7 No

Dissertation for Marketing

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Nicholas O'Shaughnessy
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.

Students will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor.

To prepare you for the dissertation, students are required to take the compulsory Research Methods module
Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QM+.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in Banking and Finance Law Law QLLM210 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in Banking and Finance Law

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

Dissertation within the legal field: Banking and Finance Law

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in Commercial and Corporate Law Law QLLM211 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in Commercial and Corporate Law

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

Dissertation within the legal field: Commercial and Corporate law

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution Law QLLM212 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution

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

Dissertation within the legal field: Comparative and International Dispute Resolution

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in Competition Law Law QLLM213 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in Competition Law

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

Dissertation within the legal field: Competition Law

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in Computer and Communications Law Law QLLM214 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in Computer and Communications Law

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

Dissertation within the legal field: Computer and Communications law

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in Energy and Natural Resources Law QLLM230 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in Energy and Natural Resources

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

Dissertation ¿ independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field of Energy and Natural Resources. The particular subject area within this field is the student¿s own choice, guided and agreed by their allocated supervisor.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in English Language Teaching / Standard (Research) Pathway Languages Linguistics and Film EAL7203 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in English Language Teaching / Standard (Research) Pathway

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Kathryn Richardson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"This module is one of the two possible core modules in the MA in applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching. With your supervisor's guidance, you will select a topic for advanced study. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to justify the topic, to synthesise knowledge from the modules you have studied during the programme, to narrow your topic to research questions following a close reading of literature, to design and implement a research plan, to collect quantitative and/or qualitative data and to analyse and interpret this data in order to answer your research questions. You will also be able to demonstrate your ability to structure an extended piece of written work, and to construct an argument which supports your conclusions. Your dissertation will be 10,000 to 12,000 words, and you will be supported by guidance from your supervisor on a one-to-one basis."

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in English Language Teaching (Professional Qualification Pathway) Languages Linguistics and Film EAL7204 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in English Language Teaching (Professional Qualification Pathway)

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Kathryn Richardson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"This module is one of the two possible core modules in the MA in applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching. Students who wish to attend the Level 5 Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) course or Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) course will be given the opportunity to critically reflect on their learning in a 10,000 to 12,000 word dissertation. Students may choose this option at their own additional expense, and at an institution of their choice, but the CELTA/CertTESOL must be studied after the end of the second semester modules. Students will not be assessed on the professional qualification but will be assessed on their ability to write and reflect on their own teaching and learning: the teaching practice they have gained in the professional qualification course and the micro-teaching opportunities provided on the MA programme, together with the learning experiences they have gained on the MA programme as learners of another language, both integrated with the theories, concepts and methodologies they have discussed in the subject areas studied in the MA programme."

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in Environmental Law Law QLLM226 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in Environmental Law

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

Dissertation within the legal field: Environmental Law

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in European Law Law QLLM216 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in European Law

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

Dissertation within the legal field: European law

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in Human Rights Law Law QLLM217 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in Human Rights Law

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

Dissertation within the legal field: Human Rights law

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in Immigration Law Law QLLM231 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in Immigration Law

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

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in Insurance Law QLLM228 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in Insurance

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

Dissertation within the legal field: Media law

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in Intellectual Property Law Law QLLM218 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in Intellectual Property Law

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

Dissertation within the legal field: Intellectual Property Law

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in International Business Law Law QLLM219 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in International Business Law

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

Dissertation within the legal field: International Business Law

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in International Shipping Law Law QLLM229 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in International Shipping Law

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

Dissertation ¿ independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field of International Shipping Law. The particular subject area within this field is the student¿s own choice, guided and agreed by their allocated supervisor.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in Legal Theory Law QLLM232 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in Legal Theory

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

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 Esther De Leeuw
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 in Media Law Law QLLM227 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in Media Law

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

Dissertation within the legal field: Media law

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in Medical Law Law QLLM222 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in Medical Law

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

Dissertation within the legal field: medical law

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in Public International Law Law QLLM223 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in Public International Law

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

Dissertation within the legal field: Public International law

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation in Tax Law Law QLLM225 Full year 7 No

Dissertation in Tax Law

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

Dissertation within the legal field: Tax Law

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 Global and Imperial History History HST7610 Full year 7 No

Dissertation - MA Global and Imperial History

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Chris Moffat
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Worth 60 credits, i.e. a third of the MA¿s overall credits, the 15,000 word MA dissertation is defined as an advanced piece of historical enquiry, normally based on extended primary source research, which is set within historiographical context and foundations. It is designed to enable students to undertake independent research and, through this, allow them to develop a specialised knowledge in an area of global and imperial history 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 course 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 School who will oversee the progress of the dissertation.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Dissertation - MA History History HST7605 Full year 7 No

Dissertation - MA History

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Erik Mathisen
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: Dr Katrina Forrester
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 Modern and Contemporary British History History HST7601 Full year 7 No

Dissertation - MA Modern and Contemporary British History

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Helen Mccarthy
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

Dissertation Preparation English and Drama DRA7102 Semester 2 7 No

Dissertation Preparation

Credits: 0.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is a compulsory, non-assessed and non-credit bearing module for students pursuing a Master of Arts in Theatre and Performance. This module will build on the skills and methods developed in ¿Performance Research," and prepares you for your MA dissertations by providing guidance and skills in designing and completing research projects. The module meets every second week, and seminar meetings will include discussions of assigned readings and writing workshops. By the end of the semester, each student pursuing the degree full time will have prepared and submitted a final draft of their dissertation proposal. Part-time students will have the option of submitting a final draft of their dissertation proposal or preparing a field statement.

The module is assessed on a pass/fail basis, based on satisfactory attendance (i.e. meets School requirements to remain registered on the module) and completion of a dissertation proposal or field statement.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm

Dissertation Proseminar Languages Linguistics and Film LIN7005 Semester 2 7 No

Dissertation Proseminar

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Devyani Sharma
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:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Dissertation Writing for Dental Sciences in Clinical Practice Languages Linguistics and Film EAL7882 Semester 2 7 No

Dissertation Writing for Dental Sciences in Clinical Practice

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Saima Sherazi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is offered to students at level 7 and responds to their linguistic and discipline specific needs of Dental Sciences in Clinical Practice (DSCP) students in terms of reading, analysis and synthesis, argument structure and dissertation writing skills. Students joining this module are already at IELTS level 7 (minimum 6.0/6.5 in writing), which equates to B2/C1 on the CEFR framework. Queen Mary currently benchmarks this to level 5/6 on the NQF framework. These workshops will help students to deliver what is expected from them in their programmes in terms of their Public Administration dissertation writing. After consultation with the DSCP course leader, the academic skills needed to succeed in the Dentistry dissertation modules have been itemised and will be presented in terms of the dissertation planning and writing process, the structure of a dissertation, and the accuracy of grammar, syntax and vocabulary. Students will be given the tools to manage their dissertation research and writing time efficiently and plan their work accordingly. They will be guided through the process of researching and writing their dissertations, will be encouraged and expected to reflect upon their own practice, and will be provided with formative feedback to ensure the learning outcomes are achieved.

Assessment: 100.0% Final Mark
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Dissertation Writing in Business Management Languages Linguistics and Film EAL7892 Semester 2 7 No

Dissertation Writing in Business Management

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Saima Sherazi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is offered to students at level 7 and responds to their linguistic and discipline specific needs of Business Administration SBM students in terms of reading, analysis and synthesis, argument structure and dissertation writing skills. Students joining this module are already at IELTS level 7 (minimum 6.0/6.5 in writing), which equates to B2/C1 on the CEFR framework. Queen Mary currently benchmarks this to level 5/6 on the NQF framework.

Assessment: 100.0% Final Mark
Level: 7

Distributed Systems and Security Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS608U Semester 2 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Friday 1 pm - 3 pm

Distributed Systems and Security Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ECS760P Semester 2 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 1 pm - 3 pm

Diversity and Ecology Science and Engineering Foundation Programme SEF033 Semester 2 3 No

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

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

Documentary Film - Theory and Practice Languages Linguistics and Film FLM7201 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: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Film Screening
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm

Documentary Production Project Languages Linguistics and Film FLM7202 Semester 2 7 No

Documentary Production Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Steven Eastwood
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module challenges some of the key tenets and ideas of documentary film (such as transparency, truth, reality, and representational practices) with a view to pushing the boundaries of the documentary form. We will explore different modes of documentary practice, including the performative documentary, artists¿ moving image documentary in the gallery, the animated documentary, archival and found footage film and the essay film. These non-traditional modalities of nonfiction are designed to enhance and reconfigure your own documentary practices, and enable you to test out new theoretical, aesthetic and rhetorical strategies in your production work.
To make the most of the module, you are encouraged to read extensively around documentary film theory and practice, thinking through the myriad formal, political and ethical ways the moving image encounters and represents the lived world. To broaden your horizons, please make sure to keep abreast of the extra-curricular suggestions for recommended viewing, and make the most of the artistic, cinematic, and socially engaged events Queen Mary University and the many communities of London have to offer. Please check your email and social media daily for updates.
Sessions will commonly be divided into two parts. In the first part, there will be a screening covering a particular mode of documentary film that challenges traditional approaches to documentary filmmaking, followed by a lecture and discussion of the film and the assigned reading material. The second part of the session will focus on the practical aspects of planning the production of your film ¿ from concept to completion.

Assessment: 200.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Film Screening
  • Semester 2: Thursday 9 am - 1 pm

Drug Design and Development Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE406P Semester 1 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: 90.0% Examination, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Drug Design and Development Biological and Chemical Sciences CHE406U Semester 1 7 No

Drug Design and Development

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Marina Resmini
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Wednesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Friday 12 pm - 2 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 6, 10, 12: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm

Drug Discovery and Design Biological and Chemical Sciences BMD371 Semester 2 6 No

Drug Discovery and Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Gareth Sanger
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Students will be given an introduction to the principles of drugs design. This will include an analysis of the principles of identification of new compounds with the potential to be drugs, and their development for therapeutic use, and quantification of drug efficacy. Students will develop the ability to critique the importance of drug-receptor affinity and selectivity. The economic, social and ethical aspects of drug discovery will be analysed and discussed. Lectures in specialised areas will be given by experts in their field, providing a sense of the frontiers of their subject. In addition to formal lectures, the course will provide seminars and tutorials with opportunities to critically examine research papers.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Drug Target and Identification Biological and Chemical Sciences BMD275 Semester 1 5 No

Drug Target and Identification

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sadani Cooray
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD115 or BIO111

This module will cover the main drug targets including receptors, enzymes and transporters and molecular therapeutic drug targets such as DNA, rRNA and mRNA. Lecture content will include, topics such as receptor theory, GPCR structure and function, nuclear receptor structure and function, ligand-gated ion channels, receptor tyrosine kinases, signalling pathways including Jak/STAT pathway, an overview of developmental signalling, hedgehog pathway, Wnt pathway, TGF beta/BMP, Notch and FGF pathways and crosstalk between these pathways. Lectures will be followed by interactive sessions in specialised areas of the subject given by experts in their field. In addition to formal lectures, the course will provide tutorials and seminars with opportunities to critically-evaluate research papers and reinforce the lectures.

Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 16.0% Coursework, 9.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Dynamical Systems Mathematical Sciences MTH744P Semester 1 7 No

Dynamical Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rainer Klages
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:

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

Dynamical Systems Mathematical Sciences MTH744U Semester 1 7 Yes

Dynamical Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rainer Klages
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
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Early Modern Archival Skills English and Drama ESH7019 Full year 7 No

Early Modern Archival Skills

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Claire Williams
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module 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 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Friday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semesters 1 and 2: Friday 12 pm - 2 pm

Early Modern Contexts English and Drama ESH7021 Semester 1 7 No

Early Modern Contexts

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
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 10 am - 12 pm

Early Modern Drama in Performance English and Drama DRA7009 Semester 1 7 No

Early Modern Drama in Performance

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Penelope Woods
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"This module explores ways in which performance produces meaning in the early modern drama - in its early production, its performance history and in recent performance. The module is underpinned by two questions: How does research into performance conditions in the early modern period enhance our understanding of the drama? and what meanings have been made of the early modern drama in production since? The module aims to develop ways of thinking and writing about early modern drama in historical and current performance, and approaches a range of scholarly issues in the field of early modern drama through theatre practice. The module's approach is both historicist and presentist; it situates the works under consideration in their historical moment, examines what has been made of them since, and acknowledges that the productions, editions and readings of those works are in themselves productive of meaning."

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

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Early Modern Fantasies English and Drama ESH360 Semester 2 6 Yes

Early Modern Fantasies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof 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: 90.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Early Modern Studies: Research Preparation English and Drama ESH7028 Semester 2 7 No

Early Modern Studies: Research Preparation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Kirsty Rolfe
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"This module will extend the work undertaken both on the Core Course in semester 1 and the Archival Skills course. You will read a broad range of texts within their original historical and material contexts, and consider the way that the study of manuscripts and early printed books has changed in the digital age. Often the fields of `material culture¿ and `digital humanities¿ are figured as a binary opposition. This course seeks to show that analogue and digital analysis are part of a critical continuum. Weeks 1-8 are organised thematically to consider the practical skills and the critical frameworks we need to discuss the entities of the manuscript, the printed book, the scribe, the printer, the editor, and the letter. Later in the semester we will consider the textual life of a single year ¿ 1557 ¿ in order to unpack ideas about critical merit and literary worth. The weekly topics are designed to encourage a degree of self-reflexivity: when looking at the editor, for example, we will be examining both early modern editors and modern scholarly editorial projects (both analogue and digital) in order to consider how you might go about producing your own edition. In the final three weeks of the course we will guide you through your own portfolio project, designed to extend and develop your work on one of the topics covered earlier in the module."

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Early Modern Theories of State History HST7203 Semester 2 7 No

Early Modern Theories of State

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Quentin Skinner
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Some early-modern political theorists locate the authority to make laws and exercise political control in the figure of the ruler or prince. The seminar will begin by examining the most celebrated example, Machiavelli¿s The Prince (1513). Others locate these powers in the body of the republic or people. Thomas More¿s Utopia (1516) and Machiavelli¿s Discourses (c1519) offer contrasting examples, and the next four sessions of the seminar will focus on these texts. The second half of the course will then turn to Hobbes¿s contrasting claim in Leviathan (1651) that these powers lie instead with the fictional person of the state. The main aim of the seminar will thus be to engage in a close reading of four classic texts of early-modern political thought.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Thursday 2 pm - 4 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% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm

Earth System Cycles Geography GEG5203 Full year 5 Yes

Earth System Cycles

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Lisa Belyea
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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

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

Earth Systems Cycles Geography GEG5203A Semester 1 5 Yes

Earth Systems Cycles

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof 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
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Earth Systems Cycles Geography GEG5203B Semester 2 5 Yes

Earth Systems Cycles

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof 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: 60.0% Coursework, 40.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Ecocinemas: Nature, Animals, and the Moving Image Languages Linguistics and Film FLM609 Semester 2 6 Yes

Ecocinemas: Nature, Animals, and the Moving Image

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Anat Pick
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: FLM003 or equivalent

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:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Film Screening
  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 3 pm

Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics Biological and Chemical Sciences SBC322 Semester 1 6 Yes

Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yannick Wurm
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "BIO221 (SBS633) co-requisite BIO223 (SBS642)"

Research in ecology and evolution has addressed many important issues as empirical and theoretical levels. However, relatively little is known about the genomic basis underlying phenotypic change. This module will highlight recent developments in ecological and evolutionary genomics, including major research questions and approaches used to address them. Coursework will include formal lectures, extensive critical reading of primary literature (peer-reviewed publications) and extensive in-class contributions by students.

Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Practical
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 75.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 8, 10, 12: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics Research Project Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO704P Full year 7 No

Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics Research Project

Credits: 90.0
Contact: Dr Richard Buggs
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides an opportunity to further develop and apply skills learned during the previous MSc EEG modules, by conducting a novel piece of genome analysis work, typically within an active research group either within QMUL or at partner organisation. The specific nature of each project will be determined through discussions between the student, the course organiser and the project supervisor but will always involve data analysis and/or software development in a cutting edge area of biological or biomedical research. This serves as excellent preparation for future employment or PhD.

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

Ecological Interactions Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO293 Semester 2 5 No

Ecological Interactions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pavel Kratina
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

In this module you will obtain knowledge of basic ecological principles and learn to integrate theory with empirical observations. You will develop understanding of (i) distribution, growth and regulation of single species populations; (ii) interacting species pairs such as competition, predation, herbivory, parasitism; and (iii) structure and dynamics of multitrophic systems such as food webs, ecological communities and ecosystems. The topics will also cover spatial aspect of ecological systems in the metapopulation and metacommunity context, highlighting relationships between biodiversity, stability and ecosystem function. The module includes lectures and a residential field course.

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

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

Ecological Theory and Applications Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO735P Semester 2 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: 75.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical
Level: 7
Timetable:

    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Monday 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Wednesday 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Thursday 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1: Monday 9 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1: Tuesday 9 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1: Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1: Thursday 9 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1: Friday 9 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Ecology Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO123 Semester 2 4 Yes

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

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

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Field Course Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO792P Semester 2 7 No

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Field Course

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Stephen Rossiter
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module comprises a residential field course lasting approximately 12 days, designed to allow students to develop their field skills in situ. Teaching will comprise a combination of lectures, demonstrations and practical assignments. These will span topics in taxonomy, ecology, biogeography, conservation and evolution. Students will also undertake their own mini-project. This field-based module will include coverage of ecological processes in tropical rainforests (decomposition, pollination and seed dispersal), rainforest structure and defining characteristics (including the importance of rainforests as centres of biodiversity), and anthropogenic factors affecting rainforests (including disturbance, forest fragmentation and agriculture).
(The changes in detailed content are inevitably reflected in a change to the Recommended Reading for this module).

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Research Project Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO703P Full year 7 No

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Research Project

Credits: 90.0
Contact: Dr Richard Buggs
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. Dissertations may be undertaken with the assistance and guidance of relevant external organisations with the proviso that a suitable SBCS supervisor is also identified. The dissertation aims to make a novel contribution to scientific knowledge. It should demonstrate familiarity with the relevant literature and current scientific / environmental management debates to which the research contributes. In undertaking such an extensive project, you are expected to demonstrate a sound understanding of project design, sample collection, data analysis, and the ability to produce a coherent and well structured piece of written reporting. During Semester A, you are encouraged to talk with potential supervisors and `shadow¿ our current PhD students. From February through to the end of July, you should be undertaking lab or field work, and then writing up in August for an early September submission. At the beginning of August, each student will prepare and give a research seminar based upon their work to an audience of staff members & peers, during which there will be plenty of time for questions

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7

Ecology and Evolutionary Genomics Group Project Biological and Chemical Sciences BIO733P Semester 2 7 No

Ecology and Evolutionary Genomics Group Project

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

In this module, students are organised into small teams (~3-4 members per team). Each team is given the same genomic or transcriptomic data set that must be analysed by the end of the module. Each team must design an appropriate analysis pipeline, with specific tasks assigned to individual team members. The project involves elements from the previous bioinformatics modules (genomics, post-genomics, coding and statistics) as well as new topics that are introduced during the module. This module serves as a simulation of a real data analysis environment, providing invaluable experience for future employability.

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

e-Commerce Law Law QLLM025 Full year 7 No

e-Commerce Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
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 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11: Monday 10 am -12 pm

e-Commerce Law Law CCDM027 Full year 7 No

e-Commerce Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module examines the legal issues pertaining to e-commerce and is addressed to lawyers wishing to act for and advise e-businesses (and other information society service providers), whether in private practice or as in-house counsel. The course takes a practical, transactional and multi-jurisdictional perspective while maintaining academic rigour. The aim is to provide an in-depth analysis and examination of the ways in which the legal framework deals with the practical issues raised by e-commerce. In particular, this course will examine 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.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

e-Commerce Law A Law QLLM025A Semester 1 7 No

e-Commerce Law A

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof Christopher Reed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Econometrics 1 Economics and Finance ECN224 Semester 1 5 Yes

Econometrics 1

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Natalia Bailey
Overlap: MTH5122
Prerequisite: ECN121 ECN114

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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Practical
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • 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
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • 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
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • 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: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm

Econometrics A Economics and Finance ECCL003 Semester 1 7 No

Econometrics A

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Andrea Carriero
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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Econometrics A Economics and Finance ECOM003 Semester 1 7 No

Econometrics A

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Andrea Carriero
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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Econometrics B Economics and Finance ECCL007 Semester 2 7 No

Econometrics B

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Barbara Petrongolo
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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Econometrics B Economics and Finance ECOM032 Semester 2 7 No

Econometrics B

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Econometrics for Finance Economics and Finance ECOM072 Semester 1 7 No

Econometrics for Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof 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: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

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

Economic Geographies Geography GEG5129 Semester 1 5 Yes

Economic Geographies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: GEG4112

This module aims to explore the diversity and inequalities of economic development experiences globally, as well as within countries and among nations. It will examine some core issues in relation to how economic concerns of capital, production, exchange, valuation and consumption play out in practice with reference to a range of different cases studies. It will also address ongoing debates around economic crisis and complex socioeconomic geographies of post-recessionary growth.

Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Economics Languages Linguistics and Film IFJ6007 Semester 2 6 No

Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr George Makedonis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will equip students with the standard methods and analytical tools of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, with emphasis on the relationship between the decisions of individual agents, the operation of markets and the general state of the economy. The microeconomics component will analyse the nature of competition a firm faces, the type of industry in which it operates, the prices of its inputs, while the macroeconomics one will focus on growth, inflation, unemployment, fluctuations and crises.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Wednesday 5 pm - 6 pm

Economics Languages Linguistics and Film IFP6007 Semester 1 6 No

Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr George Makedonis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will equip students with the standard methods and analytical tools of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, with emphasis on the relationship between the decisions of individual agents, the operation of markets and the general state of the economy. The microeconomics component will analyse the nature of competition a firm faces, the type of industry in which it operates, the prices of its inputs, while the macroeconomics one will focus on growth, inflation, unemployment, fluctuations and crises.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Monday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 1 pm - 3 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 12 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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 15; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15: Friday 9 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 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