Module directory 2020-21

The Module Directory provides information on all taught modules offered by Queen Mary during the academic year 2020-21. The modules are listed alphabetically, and you can search and sort the list by title, key words, academic school, module code and/or semester. Full details about the module can then be found by clicking on the green plus icon.

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TitleSchoolCodeSemesterLevelAssociatesQMUL ModelDescriptionThemeAvailable to
A Half-Century of Extremes: Germany 1890-1945HistoryHST5391ASemester 15YesNo

A Half-Century of Extremes: Germany 1890-1945

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joseph Cronin

Description: This module provides a systematic account of German history from 1890 to 1945. It aims at a better understanding of the major developments in society, politics, culture, and economy which shaped the country from the accession of Kaiser Wilhelm II to the end of the Second World War. 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. 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:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
A Half-Century of Extremes: Germany 1945-1990HistoryHST5391BSemester 25YesNo

A Half-Century of Extremes: Germany 1945-1990

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joseph Cronin

Description: This module provides a systematic account of German history in the second half of the twentieth century. It aims at a better understanding of the major developments in society, politics, culture, and economy which have shaped the country up to today. Students will reflect critically on contemporary issues in Germany, on the burden of the German past, and on the place of Germany in Europe. The module covers the Allied occupation after World War II, 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:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Introductory GermanLanguages Linguistics and FilmGER4201Full year4YesYes

Introductory German

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Martina Deny
Overlap: GER4202 / GER4203 / GER4204 / GER4205
Prerequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to consider the role of their discipline in diverse cultural and global contexts.

Description: This module is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of the German language. Successful students will complete Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This module should be chosen by students who wish to take a full academic year of Introductory German. Students must attend all six hours of teaching per week. module books: Semester 1: Optimal A1 (Langenscheidt), Semester 2: Optimal A2 (Langenscheidt). Language of instruction: German and English.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH_SLF
Introductory German (Part I)Languages Linguistics and FilmGER4202Semester 14YesYes

Introductory German (Part I)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Martina Deny
Overlap: GER4201
Prerequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to consider the role of their discipline in diverse cultural and global contexts.

Description: This module is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of the German language. Successful students will reach Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages(CEFRL). This module should be chosen by students who cannot or do not wish to take a full academic year module of Introductory German (e.g. Erasmus or Associate students). Students must attend all six hours of teaching per week. module book: Optimal A1 (Langenscheidt). Language of instruction: German and English.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 4
International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH_SLF
Avant-Garde Theatre in EuropeLanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP6007Semester 26YesNo

Avant-Garde Theatre in Europe

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof John London
Overlap: COM6007, CAT6007
Prerequisite: Any level 4 literature module; knowledge of Spanish equivalent to CEFR level C1

Description: 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:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
The Mexican Revolution and its AftermathLanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP6009Semester 16YesNo

The Mexican Revolution and its Aftermath

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patricia D'Allemand
Overlap: COM6009
Prerequisite: HSP4203 or HSP4204 or equivalent

Description: This course examines the historical background to the Revolution and the profound impact that this first major revolution of the twentieth century (1910-1917) had on the society and culture of modern Mexico. It focuses on the ways in which Mexican artists, writers and intellectuals responded to and engaged with the processes the revolution unchained. The course will look at Mexican Muralism and the writings of authors such as José Vasconcelos, Octavio Paz, Juan Rulfo, Elena Poniatowska and Carlos Fuentes.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Evolutionary GeneticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO221Semester 15NoNo

Evolutionary Genetics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Richard Nichols
Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BIO113

Description: Prerequisites: Evolution (SBS110) and Heredity and Gene Action (SBS008). This module provides an overview of the evolution of sex, and covers the following topics: Genetic diversity (eg cheetahs in Africa, gulls in Britain, Partula in the Pacific); reconstructing evolutionary history from genetic data; the geographic distribution of Cepaea genes (eg neutralism, frequency dependence in selection, founder events, environmental grain); pre- and post zygotic reproductive isolation, speciation illustrated by Hawaiian Drosophil; Polyploidy (eg occurrence, barriers and consequences); DNA amount (eg variability and ecological effects); meiotic and mitotic defects, tri and monosomies; B chromosomes; 'parasitic' chromosomes; and the evolution of the human genome.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Genes and BioinformaticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO223Semester 15NoNo

Genes and Bioinformatics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Paul Hurd

Description: Prerequisites:Heredity and Gene Action (SBS008) or Chromosomes and Gene Function (SBC210). Genes occupy most of a bacterial genome, but very little of the three million kb of DNA in the 23 pairs of chromosomes in the human genome, so what is a gene? This module provides a molecular view. Gene structure is illustrated in the context of how a gene is transcribed to produce RNA, how the RNA is processed and translated to produce protein and how these processes are regulated through other DNA sequences and proteins. An introduction to bioinformatics will explain how to recognise, compile and identify genes, and infer protein sequence, from DNA sequence, including procedures for interrogating public sequence databases and phylogenetic analysis.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Human Genetic DisordersBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO227Semester 15NoYes

Human Genetic Disorders

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jayne Dennis
Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BMD111 or take BIO163

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate perspectives from different disciplines.

Description: This module explores human hereditary disease in terms of genetics, pathogenesis, clinical features and clinical management. We will look at key examples of chromosomal abnormalities (i.e. Trisomy 21), monogenic disease (e.g. cystic fibrosis, Huntington's disease and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy) and common disease (e.g. coronary artery disease). Students will be introduced to methods and techniques for identifying genetic loci associated with disease (e.g. homozygosity mapping, genome-wide association studies, DNA sequencing). Finally, we will discuss issues around genetic screening, testing and counselling.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Microbial Physiology and GrowthBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO231Semester 25YesNo

Microbial Physiology and Growth

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Conrad Mullineaux
Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.

Description: Prerequisites:EITHER General Microbiology (SBS758) OR Basic Biochemistry (SBS017) plus one Chemistry Year 1 option. Diversity of microbial metabolisms. Bacterial growth and replication, including organization and division of the chromosome, yield and responses to temperature and nutrient availability. Photolithotrophy, photoorganotrophy, chemilithotrophy and chemoorganotrophy. Fermentation and anaerobic respiration. Growth and extension metabolism of fungi. Nitrogen transformations by microorganisms in free-living and mutualistic settings. Microbiological standards in public health. Clean water processing and waste-water treatment. Practical work will cover prokaryote photosynthesis, bacterial fermentation, fungal digestion of wood and nitrogen transformations in sediments, and microbiological water quality. There will be a brief consideration of clean water processing and waste-water treatment.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Ecological Interactions IBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO234Semester 15NoNo

Ecological Interactions I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elizabeth Clare

Description: 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.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Ecological Interactions IBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO234Semester 25NoNo

Ecological Interactions I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pavel Kratina

Description: 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.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Curriculum Design (Distance Learning)The Learning InstituteADP7218Semester 27NoNo

Curriculum Design (Distance Learning)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stephanie Fuller

Description: The module builds on the topics studied in the first two modules on the course. The third module supports participants to take a broader view of higher education and to work at a modular or programme level to engage in a piece of curriculum design. The module looks at theory and practice of curriculum design, the integration of research into teaching, inclusive teaching and teaching for employability.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Action (practitioner) Research Project (Distance learning)The Learning InstituteADP7219Semester 27NoNo

Action (practitioner) Research Project (Distance learning)

Credits: 15.0
Contact:

Description: Designed to build on the first three modules, this module will help these non-research-active participants to develop and strengthen their skills in developing action (practitioner) research on their own teaching.

The module will introduce participants to the principles, methodologies and approaches to conducting research and scholarship on their own teaching practice. Participants will be supported in selecting and planning their own action (practitioner) research project to help them develop their own teaching further.

The assessments are designed to be authentic and require participants to plan and write an action (practitioner) research project proposal.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Essential Skills for BiologistsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO100Full year4NoNo

Essential Skills for Biologists

Credits: 10.0
Contact: Dr Brendan Curran

Description: This module covers some of the fundamental skills required by biologists. This module is structured around three main themes:

(1) Acquiring Essential Skills. This module will support students in acquiring a variety of key skills such as essay writing, information handling, oral and written communication skills, literature search techniques and appropriate use of referencing and citations.

(2) Considering the role of biological sciences in the "real world". Through personal investigations, workshops on critical thinking and a series of talks from professionals, students will be encouraged to consider the role of biological sciences in an applied context and gain a more global perspective of their discipline.

(3) Exploring Career Pathways. Students will be given an opportunity to explore various career choices, to reflect on their own career aspirations and to meet with professional scientists from diverse backgrounds.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
The East in the WestLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM608Semester 26YesNo

The East in the West

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Galin Tihanov
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Description: This course module will survey and analyse key aspects of the interaction between Russian and East European émigré and exilic cultures and Western culture and thought in the 20th century (French, German, American). Particular fields to be considered include the fine arts, literature, cultural history, and social and political thought. Drawing on works by a range of Russian and East European artists and thinkers, we will explore the legacy of these key figures in their fruitful dialogue with Western culture and thought, and how Western culture responded to the challenges and opportunities of this encounter.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Essential Skills for BiochemistsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO101Full year4NoNo

Essential Skills for Biochemists

Credits: 10.0
Contact: Dr Ewan Main

Description: This module covers some of the fundamental skills required by biochemists. This module is structured around three main themes:

(1) Acquiring Essential Skills. This module will support students in acquiring a variety of key skills such as essay writing, information handling, oral and written communication skills, literature search techniques and appropriate use of referencing and citations.

(2) Considering the role of biochemical sciences in the "real world". Through personal investigations, workshops on critical thinking and a series of talks from professionals, students will be encouraged to consider the role of biochemical sciences in an applied context and gain a more global perspective of their discipline.

(3) Exploring Career Pathways. Students will be given an opportunity to explore various career choices, to reflect on their own career aspirations and to meet with professional scientists from diverse backgrounds.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Cell BiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO111Semester 14NoNo

Cell Biology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Kenneth Linton
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BMD115

Description: 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:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
EvolutionBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO113Semester 14YesNo

Evolution

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Hone

Description: This module covers essential topics of whole-organism biology, introducing the theory and mechanisms of evolution and speciation, the fossil record and human evolution.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
EcologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO123Semester 24NoNo

Ecology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Hone

Description: 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:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
PhysiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO125Semester 24YesNo

Physiology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Dunja Aksentijevic

Description: This module provides an introduction to physiology. The structure and function of major systems including the nervous, digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems are surveyed in a variety of different taxa and physiological functioning including homeostasis, temperature regulation, gas exchange, digestion and the endrocrine systems are all reviewed.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Basic BiochemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO161Semester 24YesNo

Basic Biochemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Bob Janes
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BMD123

Description: 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:

  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Molecular GeneticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO163Semester 14YesNo

Molecular Genetics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Brendan Curran
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BMD111

Description: This module consists of an introduction to genetics, a description of the process by which genetic information is converted into the molecules that make up living things, and a review of the essential properties of those molecules. Genetics topics covered include DNA structure, classical and molecular genetics and genomics. We then examine how information flows from DNA to RNA and then to protein to give the recognisable phenotypic features of living things.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Practical Molecular and Cellular BiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO190Semester 14NoNo

Practical Molecular and Cellular Biology

Credits: 10.0
Contact: Dr Ewan Main

Description: This module teaches the practical and analytical skills required for molecular and cellular biology. The module will start by introducing basic laboratory safety and routine laboratory procedures, it will then move on through DNA extraction and purification to microbiological and physiological techniques.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Practical
Level: 4
Practical BiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO192Semester 24NoNo

Practical Biology

Credits: 10.0
Contact: Dr Brendan Curran

Description: This module teaches the practical and analytical skills required for biologists. Starting with basic laboratory safety and routine laboratory procedures, the module then moves on through protein extraction and purification to microbiological and physiological techniques and finally studies involving whole multicellular organisms.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Practical
Level: 4
Practical BiochemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO198Semester 24NoNo

Practical Biochemistry

Credits: 10.0
Contact: Dr Ewan Main

Description: This module teaches the practical and analytical skills required for biochemists. Starting with basic laboratory safety and routine laboratory procedures, the module then move on through protein extraction and purification to microbiological and physiological techniques and techniques of practical chemistry.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Practical
Level: 4
Professional Placement in BiochemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO200Full year5NoNo

Professional Placement in Biochemistry

Credits: 120.0
Contact: Dr Ewan Main

Description: This module involves an extended placement in a professional workplace and is a core module on the "Year in Industry/Research" programmes in the field of biochemistry offered by SBCS.
Students are helped to secure a work placement through a range of employability-initiatives that are already in place at the SBCS.
The placement will normally be a 10-12 months in duration (and must not be less than 6 months in length). This is accommodated within a BSc programme extended to four years duration.
Successful applicants are supported by the School's placement coordinator and an academic tutor, who will keep in contact with students throughout the placement. SBCS will also identify a mentor in the workplace at each employer to provide local support and to monitor student performance.
It is anticipated that students will undertake a wide range of activities during the placement, so as to gain an awareness of professional practice. Students must complete a training diary during the placement and submit a report at the end of their placement, as well as giving a presentation to fellow students

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 25.00% Practical
Level: 5
Biochemistry CommunicationBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO202Full year5NoYes

Biochemistry Communication

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Guy Hanke

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to demonstrate how discipline-specific problem solving techniques or approaches may be generalised or applied in a broader context.

Description: The module will focus on presenting science, types and structure of scientific literature, as well as types of journals and the process of peer review. 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. Tutorials will cover approaches to effective short essay writing and delivering scientific talks. Identify and discuss their own career aspirations or relevant skills and knowledge and develop skills to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning. Students will create a podcast on a Biochemistry topic.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Research Methods and CommunicationBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO209Semester 15NoYes

Research Methods and Communication

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sally Faulkner

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to demonstrate how discipline-specific problem solving techniques or approaches may be generalised or applied in a broader context.

Description: In this module we look at how to design experiments, how to analyse and present the data obtained and how to communicate those results to others. The lecture and workshop component includes the principles of experimental design, statistical analysis including t-tests, correlation and regression, ANOVA, ANCOVA and non-parametric tests and discussion of how to interpret and present data. The tutorial component consists of a series of writing exercises designed to teach how to structure an argument and how to communicate ideas effectively.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Research Methods and CommunicationBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO209Semester 25NoYes

Research Methods and Communication

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Steven Le Comber

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to demonstrate how discipline-specific problem solving techniques or approaches may be generalised or applied in a broader context.

Description: In this module we look at how to design experiments, how to analyse and present the data obtained and how to communicate those results to others. The lecture and workshop component includes the principles of experimental design, statistical analysis including t-tests, correlation and regression, ANOVA, ANCOVA and non-parametric tests and discussion of how to interpret and present data. The tutorial component consists of a series of writing exercises designed to teach how to structure an argument and how to communicate ideas effectively.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Climate Change and Conservation ChallengesBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO343Semester 26NoNo

Climate Change and Conservation Challenges

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ozge Eyice-Broadbent

Description: The module will consist of lectures, group discussions, lab and computer-based practical sessions. These will cover aspects of climate change, ecosystem services and sustainability, impact of global warming on the ecosystems at different levels and the role of human activities. The students will also learn about the global conservation challenges such as deforestation and habitat fragmentation and modelling simulations in adaptation to climate change. Work will be both theoretical and practical, with emphasis on current research questions in global ecosystem conservation and methodologies in the primary literature.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Membrane ProteinsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO361Semester 16NoNo

Membrane Proteins

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Alexander Ruban
Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BIO263

Description: Prerequisites: Membrane Biochemistry (SBS908). This module covers a wide range of topics, including: A detailed study of structure and function of a selection of membrane proteins. Examples will illustrate different mechanisms by which proteins achieve vectorial electron transfer, ion transport and the generation of electrochemical gradients, the coupling of electrochemical gradients to ATP synthesis and transmembrane signalling. Electron transfer through proteins (e.g. cytochrome c). Structure and function of redox centres and the proteins that contain them. Membrane proteins studied will include respiratory chain complexes, light-harvesting pigment-proteins, photosynthetic reaction centres, bacteriorhodopsin, rhodopsin, ATP synthase, tyrosine kinase reception.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Molecular Basis of DiseaseBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO363Semester 16NoNo

Molecular Basis of Disease

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr John Viles
Prerequisite: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
Corequisite: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.

Description: An introduction to a number of human diseases, with an emphasis on how these diseases are characterised at the molecular level. The module will include a study of the processes associated with the following amyloid formation in Mad Cow and Alzheimer's diseases, Bactorial Invasion, Flu, TB, Heart Disease, flavin deficiency and the role of metals in disease.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Transmission GeneticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO241Semester 25YesNo

Transmission Genetics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Brendan Curran
Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BIO163

Description: The aim of this module is to provide the students with an understanding of how the gene paradigm has changed with time. By examining a number of seminal experiments in detail, and reviewing the development of genetics and reverse genetics in different model organisms, the first half of the module explains how classical approaches to genetics are gradually giving way to a genomics-based approach to this subject. The second half of the module explores the molecular mechanisms involved in ensuring that DNA, the repository of inherited information, achieves the difficult balance of change (mutation and recombination) and stability (repair) necessary for evolution to occur. The various techniques involved in modern genetic analysis are covered as the module progresses. These include plasmids, restriction enzymes, DNA sequencing, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), Southern and Northern blots, restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), cDNA and genomic libraries, and targeted gene knockout technologies.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Membrane and Cellular BiochemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO263Semester 25YesNo

Membrane and Cellular Biochemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Conrad Mullineaux
Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BIO161 or take BMD123

Description: Prerequisites: Basic Biochemistry (SBS017). This module coves a range of topics: Membrane functions and subcellular organelles; lipid structures; membrane proteins; mobility in membranes and methods for its measurement; cell signalling.; membranes and cancer; endocytosis and exocytosis; protein import; building membranes; mitochondria and chloroplasts; oxidative phosphorylation; the chemiosmotic hypothesis; membrane transport; ion channels.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Metabolic PathwaysBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO265Semester 25YesNo

Metabolic Pathways

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Bob Janes
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BIO161

Description: Prerequisites: Basic Biochemistry (SBS017). This module covers a range of topics including: Chemical reactions - Biochemical logic. Biochemistry of some vitamin and coenzyme catalysed reactions. Glycogen synthesis and degradation. Pentose phosphate pathway. Gluconeogenesis. Amino acid metabolism and the urea cycle. Fatty acid synthesis and breakdown. Prostaglandin and steroid biosynthesis. Purine, pyrimidine and deoxyribonucleotide synthesis. Control and regulation of metabolism.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Learning and Teaching in Higher EducationThe Learning InstituteADP7116Semester 17NoNo

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Claire Williams

Description: This module is the first module of all the taught routes to HEA Fellowship offered by the Educational Development Team, including the Certificate in Learning and Teaching (CILT) and the both PGCerts (Academic Practice and Learning & Teaching in Higher Education). The module runs over 1 semester.

Designed as an introduction to the theory and practice of learning and teaching in higher education, the module will help participants develop the practice of reflecting on and enhancing one's teaching. The module comprises seven core teaching sessions which will be focused around planning, designing and reflecting on teaching, and three sessions in which participants practice teaching and giving/receiving feedback thereon. Participants will be in interdisciplinary groups and encouraged to exchange practice between disciplines.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Learning and Teaching in Higher EducationThe Learning InstituteADP7116Semester 27NoNo

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Claire Williams

Description: This module is the first module of all the taught routes to HEA Fellowship offered by the Educational Development Team, including the Certificate in Learning and Teaching (CILT) and the both PGCerts (Academic Practice and Learning & Teaching in Higher Education). The module runs over 1 semester.

Designed as an introduction to the theory and practice of learning and teaching in higher education, the module will help participants develop the practice of reflecting on and enhancing one's teaching. The module comprises seven core teaching sessions which will be focused around planning, designing and reflecting on teaching, and three sessions in which participants practice teaching and giving/receiving feedback thereon. Participants will be in interdisciplinary groups and encouraged to exchange practice between disciplines.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Learning and Teaching in the DisciplineThe Learning InstituteADP7117Semester 17NoNo

Learning and Teaching in the Discipline

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Claire Williams

Description: This module is the second module of all the taught routes to HEA Fellowship offered by the Educational Development Team. It takes place over one semester. Participants on the module will be divided into three streams: 1) Science, Maths & Engineering; 2) Medicine and Dentistry; 3) Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (those on the boundary between streams will be offered a choice). Within those streams students will be able to study small-group and large-group teaching, student support, assessment and resource creation as they pertain to their discipline. They will also be introduced to broader professional bodies and frameworks, such as the QAA Subject Benchmark Statements in their discipline and QMUL Graduate Attributes. Students will also undertake two teaching observations and create a teaching resource in their subject.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Learning and Teaching in the DisciplineThe Learning InstituteADP7117Semester 27NoNo

Learning and Teaching in the Discipline

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Claire Williams

Description: This module is the second module of all the taught routes to HEA Fellowship offered by the Educational Development Team. It takes place over one semester. Participants on the module will be divided into three streams: 1) Science, Maths & Engineering; 2) Medicine and Dentistry; 3) Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (those on the boundary between streams will be offered a choice). Within those streams students will be able to study small-group and large-group teaching, student support, assessment and resource creation as they pertain to their discipline. They will also be introduced to broader professional bodies and frameworks, such as the QAA Subject Benchmark Statements in their discipline and QMUL Graduate Attributes. Students will also undertake two teaching observations and create a teaching resource in their subject.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Curriculum DesignThe Learning InstituteADP7118Semester 17NoNo

Curriculum Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stephanie Fuller

Description: The module builds on the topics studied in the first two modules on the course. The third module supports participants to take a broader view of higher education and to work at a modular or programme level to engage in a piece of curriculum design. The module looks at theory and practice of curriculum design, the integration of research into teaching, inclusive teaching and teaching for employability.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Curriculum DesignThe Learning InstituteADP7118Semester 27NoNo

Curriculum Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stephanie Fuller

Description: The module builds on the topics studied in the first two modules on the course. The third module supports participants to take a broader view of higher education and to work at a modular or programme level to engage in a piece of curriculum design. The module looks at theory and practice of curriculum design, the integration of research into teaching, inclusive teaching and teaching for employability.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Enhancing Learning and Teaching (Distance Learning)The Learning InstituteADP7215Semester 27NoNo

Enhancing Learning and Teaching (Distance Learning)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Claire Williams

Description: This module is the third and final core module of the distance learning PGCLTHE; the module runs over two semesters.

Designed to build on the first two modules, this module will help these non-research-active participants to develop and strengthen their skills in: programme-design to support inclusive and student-centered learning, teaching practice, leadership in teaching, and action research on their own teaching. Participants will and plan and write a funding grant in support of a piece of practice-related research.

The module will introduce participants to the principles, methodologies and approaches to conducting research and scholarship on their own teaching practice. Participants will be supported in selecting and planning their own action research project to help them develop their own teaching further. The assessments are designed to be authentic and require participants to design or redesign a module of their choice and pitch and write a funding proposal (pedagogical research).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 55.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Distance Learning)The Learning InstituteADP7216Semester 17NoNo

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Distance Learning)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Claire Williams

Description: This module is the first module of all the taught routes to HEA Fellowship offered by the Educational Development Team, including the Certificate in Learning and Teaching (CILT) and the both PGCerts (Academic Practice and Learning & Teaching in Higher Education). The module runs over one semester.

Designed as an introduction to the theory and practice of learning and teaching in higher education, the module will help participants develop the practice of reflecting on and enhancing one's teaching. The module comprises eight core teaching sessions which will be focused around planning, designing and reflecting on teaching. Participants will be in interdisciplinary groups and encouraged to exchange practice between disciplines.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Distance Learning)The Learning InstituteADP7216Semester 27NoNo

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Distance Learning)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Claire Williams

Description: This module is the first module of all the taught routes to HEA Fellowship offered by the Educational Development Team, including the Certificate in Learning and Teaching (CILT) and the both PGCerts (Academic Practice and Learning & Teaching in Higher Education). The module runs over one semester.

Designed as an introduction to the theory and practice of learning and teaching in higher education, the module will help participants develop the practice of reflecting on and enhancing one's teaching. The module comprises eight core teaching sessions which will be focused around planning, designing and reflecting on teaching. Participants will be in interdisciplinary groups and encouraged to exchange practice between disciplines.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Learning and Teaching in the Discipline (Distance Learning)The Learning InstituteADP7217Semester 17NoNo

Learning and Teaching in the Discipline (Distance Learning)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Claire Williams

Description: This module is the second module of all the taught routes to HEA Fellowship offered by the Educational Development Team. It takes place over one semester. Participants on the module will be divided into three streams: 1) Science, Maths & Engineering; 2) Medicine and Dentistry; 3) Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (those on the boundary between streams will be offered a choice). Within those streams students will be able to study small-group and large-group teaching, student support, assessment and resource creation as they pertain to their discipline. They will also be introduced to broader professional bodies and frameworks, such as the QAA Subject Benchmark Statements in their discipline and QMUL Graduate Attributes. Students will also undertake two teaching observations and create a teaching resource in their subject.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Learning and Teaching in the Discipline (Distance Learning)The Learning InstituteADP7217Semester 27NoNo

Learning and Teaching in the Discipline (Distance Learning)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Claire Williams

Description: This module is the second module of all the taught routes to HEA Fellowship offered by the Educational Development Team. It takes place over one semester. Participants on the module will be divided into three streams: 1) Science, Maths & Engineering; 2) Medicine and Dentistry; 3) Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (those on the boundary between streams will be offered a choice). Within those streams students will be able to study small-group and large-group teaching, student support, assessment and resource creation as they pertain to their discipline. They will also be introduced to broader professional bodies and frameworks, such as the QAA Subject Benchmark Statements in their discipline and QMUL Graduate Attributes. Students will also undertake two teaching observations and create a teaching resource in their subject.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Curriculum Design (Distance Learning)The Learning InstituteADP7218Semester 17NoNo

Curriculum Design (Distance Learning)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stephanie Fuller

Description: The module builds on the topics studied in the first two modules on the course. The third module supports participants to take a broader view of higher education and to work at a modular or programme level to engage in a piece of curriculum design. The module looks at theory and practice of curriculum design, the integration of research into teaching, inclusive teaching and teaching for employability.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Animal and Plant DiversityBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO211Semester 15NoNo

Animal and Plant Diversity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Hone
Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.

Description: 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:

  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Cell Biology and Developmental GeneticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO213Semester 15YesYes

Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Angelika Stollewerk
Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BMD115 or take BIO111

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate perspectives from different disciplines.

Description: 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:

  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Comparative & Integrative PhysiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO215Semester 15NoYes

Comparative & Integrative Physiology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Maurice Elphick
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BIO111 or take BMD115

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate perspectives from different disciplines.

Description: 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:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Ecology and Evolutionary Genomics Group ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO733PSemester 27NoNo

Ecology and Evolutionary Genomics Group Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yannick Wurm

Description: 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:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
Level: 7
Enzyme CatalysisBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO365Semester 26YesNo

Enzyme Catalysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ewan Main
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BIO265

Description: Prerequisites: Metabolic Pathways (SBS905). This module covers various aspects of enzyme catalysis including: enzymes as proteins; enzymes as catalysts; enzyme classification; and the role of molecular mobility in enzyme catalysis. You will also investigate the active site concept and the catalytic and substrate binding properties of amino acid residue sidechains. Binding energy, driving forces and free energy relationships; the use of kinetic analysis in the study of enzyme mechanism and inhibition; and recent theories on catalysis are also discussed. Several enzyme mechanisms will be described in detail to illustrate the applications of biophysical techniques (eg spectroscopy, crystallography) and site directed mutagenesis in the study of such mechanisms. you will be taught a number of important computer-based applications towards the study of enzymes, including the use of bioinformatics and molecular graphics programmes.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Protein Structure, Folding and AssembliesBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO367Semester 26YesNo

Protein Structure, Folding and Assemblies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Vidya Darbari
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BIO269

Description: In the first part this module will cover the processes of protein biosynthesis, folding and degradation, and assembly of large macromolecular complexes, as well as structure and function of the macromolecular complexes that are involved in these processes. These complexes include the nucleosome, the ribosome, chaperonins and the proteasome. The module will also cover the relationships between misfolding, formation of amyloid fibres and human disease. In the second part our present knowledge about structure and function of the following macromolecular assemblies will be presented: collagen, muscle proteins, and fatty acid synthase, as well as the different types of viruses.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Savannah Ecology and ConservationBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO392Semester 16NoNo

Savannah Ecology and Conservation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rob Knell

Description: In this module you will spend two weeks on field-location in Borneo. The module is designed to provide you with first-hand experience of ecological processes, biodiversity and conservation issues associated with humid tropical environments. Tropical rainforests are the most biologically diverse habitats on Earth and the loss of rainforest is of tremendous conservation concern, both due to loss of diversity as well as its consequences for global warming. You will spend time working in both terrestrial and aquatic systems, and there will be an emphasis on practical training in ecological survey and assessment methods. Topics will include: ecological processes in tropical rainforests and lakes including nutrient cycling, decomposition, pollination and seed dispersal; rainforest structure and defining characteristics and the importance of rainforests as centres of biodiversity; rainforest community ecology and tropical forests and lakes as centres of ecological diversification; practical training in survey methods for a range of terrestrial and aquatic taxonomic groups; anthropogenic factors affecting rainforests including disturbance, forest fragmentation, global warming, agriculture, development human-wildlife conflicts and wildlife management.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Savannah Ecology and ConservationBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO392Semester 36NoNo

Savannah Ecology and Conservation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rob Knell

Description: In this module you will spend two weeks on field-location in Borneo. The module is designed to provide you with first-hand experience of ecological processes, biodiversity and conservation issues associated with humid tropical environments. Tropical rainforests are the most biologically diverse habitats on Earth and the loss of rainforest is of tremendous conservation concern, both due to loss of diversity as well as its consequences for global warming. You will spend time working in both terrestrial and aquatic systems, and there will be an emphasis on practical training in ecological survey and assessment methods. Topics will include: ecological processes in tropical rainforests and lakes including nutrient cycling, decomposition, pollination and seed dispersal; rainforest structure and defining characteristics and the importance of rainforests as centres of biodiversity; rainforest community ecology and tropical forests and lakes as centres of ecological diversification; practical training in survey methods for a range of terrestrial and aquatic taxonomic groups; anthropogenic factors affecting rainforests including disturbance, forest fragmentation, global warming, agriculture, development human-wildlife conflicts and wildlife management.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Species: Dinosaurs to DNABiological and Chemical SciencesBIO397Semester 16NoNo

Species: Dinosaurs to DNA

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Hone

Description: Understanding the nature of the species and how they are defined is a crucial part of modern biology, especially in the context of biodiversity and conservation. This module will cover all aspects of the correct identification and naming of species and higher groups of organisms (taxonomy) and how these data are used in modern biological research. The work will be both theoretical and practical, with formal lectures and a fieldtrip. and will address both extinct and extant taxa. The content will cover challenges in describing biodiversity and advances in the field.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Advanced Biochemical Research MethodsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO491Full year7NoNo

Advanced Biochemical Research Methods

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Christopher Duffy

Description: 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:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Biological Sciences Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO600Full year6NoYes

Biological Sciences Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Shane Wilkinson

QMUL Model Available to: Selected students on Biological Sciences and Psychology programmes at Level 6

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Networking

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to how they can help to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning.

Description: 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:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Dissertation
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
NetworkingBIO_PSY_6_S
Project Skills in the Life SciencesBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO603Full year6NoYes

Project Skills in the Life Sciences

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Brendan Curran

QMUL Model Available to: Selected students on Biological Sciences and Psychology programmes at Level 6

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Networking

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to how they can help to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning.

Description: 30-unit project modules require prior SBCS approval. In this module students will: create a short, investigative project based on individual reading lists; give a presentation based on the above using Powerpoint; develop scientific writing and critical appraisal skills (referee a real but anonymous paper, write a referees report, redraft the paper); attend research seminars, research background to any two of them (by consulting web-site of speaker), and produce two reports discussing the research in non-technical language and explaining its likely significance for the layman. You will also have to either produce a website on a topical biological subject (eg environmental, health or ethical scientific issue), or produce a small portfolio of scientific images, either macroscopic or microscopic.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 50.00% Dissertation
Level: 6
NetworkingBIO_PSY_6_S
Comparative Literature Research ProjectLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6201Full year6NoNo

Comparative Literature Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Angus Nicholls
Overlap: Students are not permitted to take more than one Research Project module
Prerequisite: At least 2:1 average attainment up to final year

Description: 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:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 90.00% Dissertation
Level: 6
Bioinformatics Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO702PFull year7NoNo

Bioinformatics Research Project

Credits: 90.0
Contact: Prof Conrad Bessant

Description: 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:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 90.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO709PFull year7NoNo

Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation Research Project

Credits: 90.0
Contact: Prof Andrew Leitch

Description: This module involves a novel piece of research, typically combining field sampling or use of Kew's biological collections, experimentation, laboratory work, and data analysis. Students can benefit from close alignment with current PhD or Post Doctoral research within specific research groups, both at QMUL and in RBG Kew. The diversity of expertise of lecturers involved with the programme means that high quality supervision can be found for a broad range of studies in plant and fungal biology, ecology and evolution.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 90.00% Dissertation
  • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
Level: 7
Dissertation: Aquatic Ecology by ResearchBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO712PFull year7NoNo

Dissertation: Aquatic Ecology by Research

Credits: 120.0
Contact: Dr Christophe Eizaguirre

Description: The research project is a substantial piece of original research involving empirical laboratory and/ or field based studies. Students will be encouraged to choose a project from a diverse range of subjects closely aligned to existing cutting edge research
programmes in Aquatic Ecology (in its very broad sense) research groups of SBCS. Some may have ties to external agencies such
as the Environment Agency. Projects will involve a substantial component of lab and /or field data collection.

Students will be encouraged to identify advisors within the first half of semester 1 in order to start the heavy part of the research
project in January.

The preparation of the thesis will involve the majority of the following stages:
- considering an ambitious, suitable and achievable research topic
- discussion and preparing of a draft proposal in relation with academic advisor
- revision and finalization of the research goals and objectives
- write a literature review on the identified research topic
- field / lab work
- data analyses including up to date statistics
- writing thesis
- revision of the final text following supervisory comments
- oral presentation and viva.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 60.00% Dissertation
  • Item 4: 10.00% Practical
Level: 7
Genome BioinformaticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO721PSemester 17NoNo

Genome Bioinformatics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yannick Wurm

Description: This module provides an introduction to bioinformatics, focusing specifically on the analysis of DNA sequence data. Lectures cover the bioinformatics methods, algorithms and resources used for tasks such as sequence assembly, gene finding and genome annotation, phylogenetics, analysis of genomic variance among populations, genome wide association studies and prediction of gene structure and function. Practical exercises are used to gain experience with relevant existing bioinformatics tools, data formats and databases.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Essential Skills for Biomedical ScientistsBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD100Full year4NoNo

Essential Skills for Biomedical Scientists

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Greg Szulgit

Description: This module covers some of the fundamental skills required by biomedical scientists. This module is structured around three main themes:

(1) Acquiring Essential Skills for Biomedical Sciences.
The module will support students in acquiring a variety of key skills such as data and information handling, oral and written communication skills (including essay writing), experimental design, literature search techniques and appropriate use of referencing and citations in the biomedical sciences. The module will explain how certain aspect of mathematics and chemistry underpin biomedical sciences and will support students in acquiring basic numerical and chemical skills (including SI units, order of magnitude, basic geometry, calculation of concentration and molarity, scales in time, linear and logarithmic equations and graphs). Students will also be introduced to the use of statistical analysis to support biomedical sciences.

(2) Considering the role of biomedical sciences in the "real world".
Through personal investigations, workshops on critical thinking and a series of talks from professionals, students will be encouraged to consider the role of biomedical sciences in an applied context and gain a more global perspective of their discipline.

(3) Exploring Career Pathways.
Students will be given an opportunity to explore various career choices, to reflect on their own career aspirations and to meet with professional scientists from diverse backgrounds.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 2.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 2.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 7: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 8: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 4
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Chromosomes and Gene FunctionsBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD111Semester 14NoNo

Chromosomes and Gene Functions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Brendan Curran

Description: 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:

  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
Level: 4
Human AnatomyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD113Semester 14NoNo

Human Anatomy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Steven Le Comber

Description: B990 students only. In this module you will cover human anatomy from a systems-based perspective. Human anatomy will be introduced through review of the major systems. You will study material relating to systemic anatomy, especially the lymphatic and integumentary systems. You will be introduced to comparative hominid anatomy, and the evolution of human anatomy, especially in relation to the skull, skeleton and dentition.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 16.67% Practical
  • Item 2: 16.67% Practical
  • Item 3: 16.67% Practical
  • Item 4: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Ecosystem Structure and FunctioningBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO737PSemester 17NoNo

Ecosystem Structure and Functioning

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Mark Trimmer

Description: While we have long appreciated the structure of ecosystems, the importance of ecosystem functioning has lagged behind somewhat. This module aims to redress the balance by exploring the use of modern tools which allow us to thoroughly integrate measures of ecological structure and functioning. Aspects of the Metabolic Theory of Ecology, body-size relationships, stable isotope analysis and DNA bar- coding will all be covered in relation to topics such as photosynthetic and chemosynthetic primary production; the impacts of invasive species; aquatic-terrestrial linkages and cross ecosystem boundary subsidies; biogeochemistry and nutrient dynamics; plankton dynamics and organismal physiology in a changing world.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 85.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 7
Techniques for Biological and Chemical SciencesBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO269Semester 15NoNo

Techniques for Biological and Chemical Sciences

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr John Viles
Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BIO161

Description: The module introduces the modern techniques used by the biochemist to study proteins and other macromolecules at the atomic level. The module is divided into the 3 broad themes: Techniques for purification and characterisation of macromolecules; Spectroscopic methods to study macromolecules; and Methods to determine 3D structures, crystallographic and NMR.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Techniques for Biological and Chemical SciencesBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO269Semester 25YesNo

Techniques for Biological and Chemical Sciences

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr John Viles
Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BIO161

Description: The module introduces the modern techniques used by the biochemist to study proteins and other macromolecules at the atomic level. The module is divided into the 3 broad themes: Techniques for purification and characterisation of macromolecules; Spectroscopic methods to study macromolecules; and Methods to determine 3D structures, crystallographic and NMR.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Marine and Animal DiversityBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO291Semester 15NoNo

Marine and Animal Diversity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Steven Le Comber

Description: This is a basic marine biology course that covers the biology of the marine animals at the phyletic level. The course will equip the students with an understanding of the taxonomy, phylogeny and basic biology of species from over 20 invertebrate phyla that they will experience directly on the field course. The module will also touch on some marine vertebrates (eg pinnipeds [seals], cetaceans [whales and dolphins] and birds). The module is entirely taught on a 10-day field course, with lectures covering functional morphology and evolutionary relationships complementing the practical work focussing on identification, classification, anatomy, ecology and behaviour. The field course will take place in the September preceding commencement of the level 5 taught modules.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Ecological Interactions IIBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO294Semester 25NoNo

Ecological Interactions II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pavel Kratina
Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take BIO234

Description: In this module you will obtain knowledge of basic ecological practice and fieldwork, and learn to integrate theory with empirical observations and data collection. You will gain practical experience in the field and also observe researchers collecting scientific data for both terrestrial and freshwater aquatic ecosystems. This will build on, and relate to, the theoretical aspects covered directly in earlier ecology modules.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Biochemistry CommunicationBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO301Full year6NoNo

Biochemistry Communication

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Guy Hanke

Description: 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:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Behavioural EcologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO311Semester 16NoNo

Behavioural Ecology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Stephen Rossiter
Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BIO113 or take BIO211

Description: 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:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Computational Biology and BioinformaticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO319Semester 16NoNo

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Credits: 15.0
Contact:

Description: In this module teaches the essential skills required to write computer programs for the purposes of scientific simulation and data analysis. These include command of a programming language (such as R), understanding of how to use language extensions (e.g. libraries), good practice leading to correct and readable code, and the use of code repositories for iterative and collaborative improvement of programs. Various examples in the biological sciences will be explored, with a special focus on bioinformatics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Advanced Human Genetic DisordersBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO324Semester 16NoNo

Advanced Human Genetic Disorders

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jayne Dennis
Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BIO227

Description: This module explores human hereditary disease in terms of genetics, pathogenesis, clinical features and clinical management. Although examples of Mendelian and complex conditions will be discussed, we will also look at further mechanisms of disease development (for example uniparental disomy and mitochondrial disorders) and the role of genetics in drug efficacy. Students will extend their knowledge and understanding of genomic technologies and the techniques used to identify genetic loci associated with human disease.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Advanced Human Genetic DisordersBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO324Semester 26NoNo

Advanced Human Genetic Disorders

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jayne Dennis
Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BIO227

Description: This module explores human hereditary disease in terms of genetics, pathogenesis, clinical features and clinical management. Although examples of Mendelian and complex conditions will be discussed, we will also look at further mechanisms of disease development (for example uniparental disomy and mitochondrial disorders) and the role of genetics in drug efficacy. Students will extend their knowledge and understanding of genomic technologies and the techniques used to identify genetic loci associated with human disease.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Advanced Human Genetic DisordersBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO324NSemester 16NoNo

Advanced Human Genetic Disorders

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jayne Dennis

Description: This module explores human hereditary disease in terms of genetics, pathogenesis, clinical features and clinical management. Although examples of Mendelian and complex conditions will be discussed, we will also look at further mechanisms of disease development (for example uniparental disomy and mitochondrial disorders) and the role of genetics in drug efficacy. Students will extend their knowledge and understanding of genomic technologies and the techniques used to identify genetic loci associated with human disease.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Coding for ScientistsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO723PSemester 17NoNo

Coding for Scientists

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Conrad Bessant

Description: 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:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Population and Chromosome GeneticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO325Semester 16YesNo

Population and Chromosome Genetics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Andrew Leitch
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BIO113 and take BIO221

Description: Pre-requisite: Transmission genetics OR Genes and Bioinformatics This module will introduce strategies and methods for identifying the molecular genetic basis of inherited human disorders and other traits in particular how linkage disequilibrium (LD) is used to identify the loci involved. It will use examples from the current literature to better understand genetic variation at a population and species level. It will examine quantitative traits in humans and other species; in particular the heritability estimates to infer the relative contribution of genes and the environment to important quantitative traits and disorders. Together the information will lead to an understanding of genetic drift and natural selection acting on the DNA sequence, the chromosome and genome organisation. The module will explore the evolution of genomic sequences and of chromosomes. Particular attention is paid to evolutionary processes observed at repetitive DNA sequences and the role of chromosomes in transmitting genetic material through mitosis and meiosis. It explores the role and evolution of sex chromosomes, the evolution of sex and of sexual selection. The course should students to achieve a critical understanding of thinking and research in the genetic processes of evolution.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Functional Genomics and EpigeneticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO327Semester 26YesNo

Functional Genomics and Epigenetics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Paul Hurd

Description: This module is designed to provide students with an introduction into the variety of ways that genetics and genomics have been applied in biotechnology and functional genomics. The module covers a variety of topics including biotechnology, protein expression, microarrays, proteomics, systems biology, genome projects (assembly. annotation and comparison) and the identification and functional characterisation of non-coding sequences in vertebrate genomes

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Mammals and EvolutionBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO331Semester 26YesNo

Mammals and Evolution

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Chris Faulkes

Description: Prerequisites: The Diversity of Life (SBS005). This module covers the following: the fossil record, origin and evolution of mammal-like reptiles. Evolution of monotremes, marsupial adpative radiation. Evolution and classification of eutherian mammals, cladistics, molecular approaches to phylogeny reconstruction. Adaptation in the main orders of eutherian mammals. Evolution of hominids. Evolution of reproductive strategies and social evolution: the origins of societies; kinds of societies; evolution of cooperation; mammal vs complex insect societies; skew theory as a unified approach to social evolution; genetic, phylogenetic and environmental factors and social evolution. Recent controversies in mammalian evolution.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Neuroscience: from Molecules to BehaviourBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO333Semester 26NoNo

Neuroscience: from Molecules to Behaviour

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mark Preece

Description: Prerequisites: EITHER SBC502 Fundamentals of Neurobiology OR SBC402 Biomedical Pharmacology. This module provides a detailed survey of the molecular components that mediate neurotransmission in the nervous system and confer plasticity on neurons and nervous systems (e.g. ligand-gated ion channels, NMDA receptors, G-protein coupled receptors, second messengers, gaseous signalling molecules such as nitric oxide). This leads on to the role of such components in various aspects of nervous system function and in control of whole-animal behaviour. Topics covered include: mechanisms of learning and memory; mechanisms by which drugs of abuse (e.g. cannabis) affect brain function; mechanisms of phototransduction, olfaction, touch and hearing in animals; genetic and neural substrates of circadian clocks that regulate rhythmic behaviours.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Parasites and Infectious DiseasesBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO335Semester 26NoNo

Parasites and Infectious Diseases

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Shane Wilkinson

Description: Module cannot be taken with SBC325 (Topics in Public Health Microbiology) This module covers the following topics: Parasite diversity. Microparasites vs macroparasites. The evolution of complex life cycles. The evolution of virulence and the importance of transmission route. Host-parasite co-evolution. Distributions of parasites within host populations. Effects of parasites on host individuals and populations. Host-parasite population dynamics. Parasite effects on host evolution: the evolution of sexual reproduction, parasite mediated sexual selection. Parasite manipulation of host behaviour. Parasite control: using population biology to design treatment and vaccination strategies.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Reproductive and Development BiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO337Semester 26YesNo

Reproductive and Development Biology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Anthony Michael

Description: This module reviews all aspects of reproductive and developmental biology (from molecular and cellular mechanisms to physiology, ecology and evolution). Topics to be addressed will include molecular gametogenesis, fertilization, embryo development, placentation, pregnancy, parturition, lactation, reproductive and parental strategies, reproductive suppression, courtship and sexual selection, and the evolution of reproductive-isolating mechanisms. The module will take a comparative approach to compare and contrast reproductive and developmental mechanisms across a range of vertebrate and invertebrate species.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Post-Genomic BioinformaticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO725PSemester 17NoNo

Post-Genomic Bioinformatics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Conrad Bessant

Description: This module provides an introduction to bioinformatics, focusing specifically on the management and analysis of data produced by so-called post-genomic methods such as transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics. Lectures cover the bioinformatics methods, algorithms and resources used for tasks such as the identification and quantitation of transcripts, proteins and metabolites, and analysis of the interactions between these key biological molecules. Practical exercises are used to gain experience with bioinformatics tools, data formats and databases that have been developed for this field.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Bioinformatics Software Development Group ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO727PSemester 27NoNo

Bioinformatics Software Development Group Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Conrad Bessant

Description: 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:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
Level: 7
Infection, Immunology & InflammationBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD269Semester 25NoYes

Infection, Immunology & Inflammation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Olivier Marches
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BMD251
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BMD115 or take BIO111

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate perspectives from different disciplines.

Description: The module starts with an investigation of key characteristics of viruses, bacteria and other micro-organisms causing infections in humans. The mechanisms by which micro-organisms cause disease and evade the immune system are considered. It then explores the principle components of the immune system, describing the molecules and cells that protect against infection and cancer, and their contribution to innate and adaptive immune responses. The role of the immune system in disease is illustrated with examples of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
The Business of PharmacologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD271Semester 25NoYes

The Business of Pharmacology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Christoph Thiemermann

QMUL Model themes supported:

    QMUL Model learning outcomes:

      Description: This module will bring together pharmacology knowledge and apply it in the context of commercialisation. Students will examine and compare small and start up enterprises, including University spin outs alongside larger pharmaceutical companies. This module will also introduce aspects of finance, intellectual property rights, business law and marketing for business development.

      Assessment:

      • Item 1: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
      • Item 2: 8.00% Assessed Coursework
      • Item 3: 8.00% Assessed Coursework
      • Item 4: 9.00% Practical
      Level: 5
      Clinical Pharmacology and the Assessment of Drug SafetyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD273Semester 25NoNo

      Clinical Pharmacology and the Assessment of Drug Safety

      Credits: 15.0
      Contact: Miss Livia Carvalho

      Description: 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:

      • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
      • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
      Level: 5
      Drug Target and IdentificationBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD275Semester 15NoNo

      Drug Target and Identification

      Credits: 15.0
      Contact: Dr Sadani Cooray
      Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BMD115 or take BIO111

      Description: 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:

      • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
      • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
      Level: 5
      Biomedical Science Case Approach to Problem SolvingBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD301Full year6NoNo

      Biomedical Science Case Approach to Problem Solving

      Credits: 15.0
      Contact: Dr Andrew Durham

      Description: 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:

      • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
      • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
      • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
      • Item 4: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
      • Item 5: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
      Level: 6
      The Human CellBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD115Semester 14NoNo

      The Human Cell

      Credits: 15.0
      Contact: Prof Michael Philpott

      Description: In this module you will study the structure, functions and organisation of a generalised human cell based on microscopical techniques. You will study membrane structure and dynamics, mitochondria, Golgi, smooth and rough endoplasmic reticulum, lysosomes and peroxisomes, the nuclear envelope, nuclear organisation, chromatin, nucleolus and the cell cycle. You will be introduced to endocytosis, exocytosis, cilial movement, the role of the cytoskeleton in cell shaping and motility, apotosis and cell differentiation from stem cells to examples of specialised cells. You will gain knowledge on how to use various microscopes and how to record visual information. You will use the Web to obtain and analyse ultrastructural images. The module work is designed to improve your planning, problem solving and organisational skills.

      Assessment:

      • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
      • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
      Level: 4
      The Microbial World and HumansBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD117Semester 14NoNo

      The Microbial World and Humans

      Credits: 15.0
      Contact: Dr Shane Wilkinson

      Description: This module is only available to students who enter under the B990 programme The module is an introduction to microbiology and will provide a general knowledge of archaea, bacteria, fungi and protists. There are also selective discussions in greater detail, for example of motility, adherence and metabolic diversity, as well as the bases for methodologies for asepsis and infection control. Microbial ecology is presented as a discipline which explores the roles of microorganisms in natural processes and mutualistic associations. Practicals allow students to observe living bacteria, fungi and protists and to gain experience in the safe handling and culture of microorganisms.

      Assessment:

      • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
      • Item 2: 8.33% Assessed Coursework
      • Item 3: 8.33% Assessed Coursework
      • Item 4: 8.33% Assessed Coursework
      Level: 4
      Biomedical Physiology I - Exchange, Movement and IntegrationBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD121Semester 24NoNo

      Biomedical Physiology I - Exchange, Movement and Integration

      Credits: 15.0
      Contact: Dr Dunja Aksentijevic
      Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BMD113 and take BMD115

      Description: 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:

      • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
      • Item 2: 5.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
      • Item 3: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
      Level: 4
      Biomolecules of LifeBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD123Semester 24NoNo

      Biomolecules of Life

      Credits: 15.0
      Contact: Dr Matthias Dittmar

      Description: 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:

      • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
      • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
      • Item 3: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
      Level: 4
      Causes and Prevention of DiseaseBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD153Semester 14NoNo

      Causes and Prevention of Disease

      Credits: 15.0
      Contact: Mr Jonathan Bestwick

      Description: The most common causes of death and disease have changed dramatically over time. In this module you will explore how careful observation, experiment and analysis may eventually lead to improvement in health and in our ability to treat disease. Using examples of medical success stories you will look at the processes of scientific discovery and the many factors involved in moving from the discovery to the implementation of measures to prevent or treat disease. You will learn about the importance of statistical analysis in testing the effect of treatments or changes in behaviour. You will also look at the costs and benefits of medical research, who decides what research should be done, and who pays for it.

      Assessment:

      • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
      • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
      Level: 4
      Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
      Exploring NeuroscienceBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD161Semester 14NoNo

      Exploring Neuroscience

      Credits: 15.0
      Contact: Dr Greg Michael

      Description: This module introduces leading topics of interest in neuroscience, through study of which students will gain essential skills in academic and scientific writing, reading scientific literature and writing short reports. An introduction to research methods and statistics will also be provided. The module will aim to give a historical and scientific overview of neuroscience from early anatomists studying the nervous system to the significant contribution to the discipline made by Nobel laureates.

      Assessment:

      • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
      • Item 2: 15.00% Practical
      • Item 3: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
      Level: 4
      Functional NeuroanatomyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD163Semester 24NoNo

      Functional Neuroanatomy

      Credits: 15.0
      Contact: Dr Greg Michael

      Description: This module will introduce students to the development and anatomy of the nervous system. Topics will include the principles of nervous system development, axonal and dendritic growth. The anatomical organisation of the central and peripheral nervous systems, including blood supply and functionally important neural circuits will also be covered. Lectures will be accompanied by practical workshops designed to encourage accurate observation and annotation skills and mastery of functional neuroanatomy.

      Assessment:

      • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
      • Item 2: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
      • Item 3: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
      Level: 4
      Introduction to PharmacologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD171Semester 24NoNo

      Introduction to Pharmacology

      Credits: 15.0
      Contact: Dr Egle Solito

      Description: This module will introduce to the students the concept of the interaction of drugs and other exogenous chemicals with living organisms. It will introduce students to the basic pharmacological principles and concepts which will define drug activity within the body including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. These introductory lectures will give students a broad overview into approaches used in drug discovery, medicinal chemistry, main drug targets, drug absorption and routes of administration, drug metabolism and elimination, phamacokinetics, drug treatment of major medical conditions and rationale for prescribing a particular drug, the role of biotechnology in drug discovery, preclinical pharmaceutical development, understanding of the use of animals in pharmacology and adverse drug reactions. Lectures will be delivered by experts in both academia and industry. In addition to formal lectures and interactive seminars, we will provide practical workshop sessions to reinforce the lectures.

      Assessment:

      • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
      • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
      • Item 3: 15.00% Practical
      Level: 4
      Research Skills for PharmacologistsBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD175Semester 14NoNo

      Research Skills for Pharmacologists

      Credits: 15.0
      Contact: Dr James Whiteford

      Description: This module will cover some basic laboratory skills including experimental design and hands-on experience of a range of laboratory practical (such as quantification of drugs in biological fluids) techniques enabling them to develop skills of working safely and accurately in the laboratory. This module will also provide a basic knowledge of the appropriate statistical ideas and methods to use in the collection, presentation and analysis of pharmacological data, and the use of statistical software. Students will also learn about Informatics (finding the correct information online), bioinformatics (how computers can be used to analyse genomes, genes and gene products), general scientific reading and writing skills (including how to avoid plagiarism), ethics and drug trial design as well as presentation skills in a scientific context.

      Assessment:

      • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
      • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
      • Item 3: 15.00% Practical
      Level: 4
      Tissue BiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD181Semester 24NoNo

      Tissue Biology

      Credits: 15.0
      Contact: Dr Helen Rifca Le Dieu

      Description: In this module you will be introduced to the embryological development of the major organs and study the nature of different cell types, the structure of different organs and the structure-function relationship of major organs. Your work will include studies on connective tissue, muscle, blood vessels, circulatory system, skin, respiratory system gastrointestinal system, liver and pancreas, urinary system, endocrine system, male reproductive system, female reproductive system, central nervous system, skeletal system, lymphoreticular system, cytology and embryology. In practicals you will be using microscopes to learn the identification of normal tissues and organs.

      Assessment:

      • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
      • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
      • Item 3: 5.00% Practical
      Level: 4
      Biomedical Science Case Approach to Problem SolvingBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD201Full year5NoNo

      Biomedical Science Case Approach to Problem Solving

      Credits: 0.0
      Contact: Dr Andrew Durham

      Description: 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:

      • Item 1: 100.00% Final Mark
      Level: 5
      Human Molecular BiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD211Semester 15NoNo

      Human Molecular Biology

      Credits: 15.0
      Contact: Dr Sergey Krysov
      Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BMD111 or take BIO163

      Description: In this module you will look at the following: Structure and organisation of eukaryotic genes; replication and repair of DNA; gene transcription; RNA processing; translation and post-translational processing; control of eukaryotic gene expression; generation of antibody diversity; recombinant DNA technology; basic principles of human molecular genetics; the Human Genome Project; pharmacogenetics and pharmagogenomics; transgenic and knockout mice; and gene therapy.

      Assessment:

      • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
      • Item 2: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
      • Item 3: 6.25% Assessed Coursework
      • Item 4: 6.25% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
      Level: 5
      Techniques in Biomedical SciencesBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD219Semester 15NoYes

      Techniques in Biomedical Sciences

      Credits: 15.0
      Contact: Prof Patricia Munroe

      QMUL Model themes supported:

        QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          Description: This module is restricted to students on BSc Biomedical Sciences. In this module you will improve your ability to handle information, to conduct independent study and to extract information from the scientific literature. The work will lead you to better appreciate understand the principles that underlie the techniques used in biomedical science research and analysis laboratories in academia and the NHS. You will cover a wide range of current techniques.
          You will explore how technical innovations have driven scientific discovery and biomedical progress and the role of Life Science industry in development and automation of biomedical techniques. Through this you will gain a broader perspective on potential career pathways associated with innovation and enterprise.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Biomedical Physiology II - Cardiovascular and RespiratoryBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD221Semester 15NoNo

          Biomedical Physiology II - Cardiovascular and Respiratory

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Greg Szulgit

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Essential Biochemistry for Human LifeBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD223Semester 25NoNo

          Essential Biochemistry for Human Life

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Peter Thorpe
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BMD123

          Description: This module is only open to students on the Biomedical Sciences degree programme. The module aims to provide biochemical information on selected specialised structural and functional bulk proteins including: selected human physiological processes; monosaccharide, fatty acid, steroid, amino acid and nucleotide metabolic pathways; regulation of metabolic pathways; tissue specialisation; and metabolic diseases.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Biomedical PharmacologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD225Semester 25NoNo

          Biomedical Pharmacology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Mark Preece
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BMD121

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Clinical MicrobiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD231Semester 25NoNo

          Clinical Microbiology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr David Wareham
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BMD117

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Basic ImmunologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD251Semester 25NoNo

          Basic Immunology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Sian Henson

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 5.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 4: 5.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Cancer BiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD381Semester 16NoNo

          Cancer Biology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Sarah Martin

          Description: This module is only available to students who enter under the Biomedical Sciences (B990), Medical Genetics (C431), Pharmacology & Innovative Therapeutics (B211), 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:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
          Level: 6
          Cancer BiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD381Semester 26NoNo

          Cancer Biology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Sarah Martin

          Description: This module is only available to students who enter under the Biomedical Sciences (B990), Medical Genetics (C431), Pharmacology & Innovative Therapeutics (B211), 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:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
          Level: 6
          Molecular Basis of Personalised MedicineBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD383Semester 26NoNo

          Molecular Basis of Personalised Medicine

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Angus Cameron

          Description: This module will build on basic information on the pathological processes and cancer biology provided in other modules to provide an in-depth analysis of the tools available to analyse heterogeneity in disease (gene expression arrays, SNP analysis, next generation sequencing), and how these can be used to stratify disease and then exploited to develop individualised treatment. It will examine strategies being developed to refine treatment programmes and also investigate how such analyses can be used to predict risk and so develop preventive strategies. It will be lecture based, delivered by experts in the field, and supplemented with seminar sessions describing approaches to analysing data and interrogating the literature.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 5.00% Practical
          Level: 6
          Business AnalyticsBusiness and ManagementBUS029Semester 25NoNo

          Business Analytics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Guven Demirel

          Description: The focus of the module will be on business analytics methods and applications from existing businesses in which students will learn how data is collected and aggregated, how resulting data is analyzed and how the insights obtained are passed on and influence business decisions. Furthermore, the module will provide an overview of business analytics applications and the ways in which they have impacted different business areas and functions.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Science into Policy & ManagementBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO739PSemester 17NoNo

          Science into Policy & Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Mark Trimmer

          Description: Without knowledge, there can be no application. This module is designed to bring you 'face to face' with the regulators, policies and their science base, as these potential employers (e.g. CEFAS, Defra, the Environment Agency, Natural England) will give lectures on topical issues. The focus is on human impacts upon ecosystems, including pollution and habitat alteration and how these can be mitigated. National and international legislation and directives are considered (e.g. EU Water Framework Directive). Guest lecturers will also include consultants who will be able to advise on career paths. As a detailed case study, you will visit the River Communities Group based in Dorset for one week and investigate the link between successful science and policy: for example, contemporary aspects of the EU Water Framework Directive will be considered, including underlying methodology behind bioassessment and biomonitoring (e.g. RIVPACS). This will be closely linked to how the Environment Agency is working with Defra Test Catchments (DTCs).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Plant Taxonomy and DiversityBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO741PSemester 27NoNo

          Plant Taxonomy and Diversity

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: This module will provide an overview of global plant diversity, with a particular focus on flowering plants. It will be taught at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew by leading botanists, affording students the opportunity to explore the outstanding collections and facilities housed there. Topics will range from taxonomic principles and methodology, plant systematics and comparative biology (including morphology, chemistry and genomics), phylogenetics, biogeography and evolution. The module will have a practical component, providing excellent hands-on experience for students.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 40.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Fungal Taxonomy and DiversityBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO743PSemester 17NoNo

          Fungal Taxonomy and Diversity

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: This module will focus on fungal diversity and it will be taught at RBG, Kew by leading mycologists. Kew has the largest collection of fungal specimens in the world that will be available to the students during the course. The module will give an overview of the systematics and taxonomy of major fungal groups, of basic concepts in mycology, field collecting, and culturing and fungarium techniques. In addition, front-line research on the ecology of fungi (e.g., symbiosis, 'rotters and recyclers', pathogens), fungal biogeography, and fungal evolutionary genomics, will be explored through study of contemporary research. The module will have a practical component, providing excellent hands-on experience for students.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 40.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Conservation and Ecosystem ScienceBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO745PSemester 27NoNo

          Conservation and Ecosystem Science

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Cellular and Molecular NeuroscienceBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD261Semester 15NoNo

          Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Mark Baker
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BMD123 or take BIO161

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Statistics and BioinformaticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO781PSemester 17NoNo

          Statistics and Bioinformatics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Rob Knell

          Description: This module is focussed on teaching data analysis using the statistical programming language R. The module covers the basics of using R; drawing publication-standard graphs with R; experimental design; exploratory data analysis; the fundamentals of statistical testing including t-tests and chi-square tests; ANOVA and Regression; fitting and interpreting general linear models; the basics of bioinformatic analysis in R. The module is taught with a mix of theory and practice, with a typical day including roughly two hours of theory instruction in the morning followed by a practical session in the afternoon, often involving hands-on analysis of real experimental data sets.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Statistics for BioinformaticiansBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO782PSemester 17NoNo

          Statistics for Bioinformaticians

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Rob Knell

          Description: This module is focussed on teaching data analysis using the statistical programming language R. The module covers the basics of using R; drawing publication-standard graphs with R; experimental design; exploratory data analysis; the fundamentals of statistical testing including t-tests and chi-square tests; ANOVA and Regression; fitting and interpreting general linear models; the basics of bioinformatic analysis in R. The module is taught with a mix of theory and practice, with a typical day including roughly two hours of theory instruction in the morning followed by a practical session in the afternoon, often involving hands-on analysis of real experimental data sets.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Biochemistry MSci Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO790Full year7NoNo

          Biochemistry MSci Research Project

          Credits: 90.0
          Contact: Dr John Viles

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Systems NeuroscienceBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD265Semester 25NoNo

          Systems Neuroscience

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Arturas Volianskis
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must ( take BMD261 or take BMD113 ) and ( take BMD121 or take PSY121 )

          Description: This module aims to provide an overview of integrated systems which control cognition and behaviour. Topics include the organisation and planning of movement, visual processing, smell and taste perception, cognition, learning and memory. Students will gain understanding of techniques used in systems neuroscience including tract tracing of interacting groups of neurons, immunohistochemistry and extra-cellular electrophysiology. Practical sessions and workshops will give students experience in designing experiments, using apparatus, collecting and interpreting data.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Accounting for BusinessBusiness and ManagementBUS106Semester 14NoNo

          Accounting for Business

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Androniki Triantafylle
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS139

          Description: 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 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:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Business and SocietyBusiness and ManagementBUS107Semester 14NoNo

          Business and Society

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Timothy Edkins
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS130
          Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take BUS001

          Description: This module examines the relationship between business and society. It investigates how the relationship is not fixed, but rather the result of particular historical changes in which this relationship was contested. It explains how this results in particular roles for business, the state and individuals today, which in turn effects how resources, goods and services are produced and distributed within and across societies. It examines how this relationship is changing at present, and how this might reconfigure business and society.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Economics for Business and SocietyBusiness and ManagementBUS108Semester 24NoNo

          Economics for Business and Society

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Ravshonbek Otojanov

          Description: This module introduces the most relevant concepts of micro- and macro-economics. We will consider the perspectives of consumers, individual businesses and society. Our focus is on the insights of economics for business decision making. The module will cover mostly microeconomic topics such as supply and demand, elasticities, firm behaviour, pricing and market structures, market failures, and consumer behaviour. The second part, devoted to macroeconomics, will study aggregate demand and aggregate supply, inequality, unemployment, inflation, and fiscal, monetary and supply-side policies.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Work and EmploymentBusiness and ManagementBUS124Semester 24NoNo

          Work and Employment

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Ms Emily Pfefer
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS132

          Description: The module aims to provide an introduction to the study of the world of work and employment by giving insight into relevant conceptual and theoretical approaches. The course takes a multi-level approach to understanding work and employment. This means that work and employment relations will be explored at macro-societal, meso-organisational and micro-individual levels.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Applied EconomicsBusiness and ManagementBUS128Semester 14NoNo

          Applied Economics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Georgios Kavetsos

          Description: This module introduces the most relevant concepts of economics from the perspective of business and management. The microeconomic part of the module covers: supply-demand, elasticities, firm behavior, pricing and market structures, and behavioural economics. The macroeconomics part includes: aggregate demand/supply, unemployment, inflation and fiscal, monetary and supply-side policies.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Business in Social and Historical ContextBusiness and ManagementBUS130Semester 14NoNo

          Business in Social and Historical Context

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Timothy Edkins

          Description: This module examines the relationship between business and society. It investigates how the relationship is not fixed, but rather the result of particular historical changes in which this relationship was contested. It explains how this results in particular roles for business, the state and individuals today, which in turn effect how resources, goods and services are produced and distributed within and across societies. It examines how this relationship is changing at present, and how this might reconfigure business and society.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Biomedical Sciences Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD600Full year6NoYes

          Biomedical Sciences Research Project

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Shane Wilkinson

          QMUL Model Available to: Selected students on Biological Sciences and Psychology programmes at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to how they can help to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning.

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 60.00% Dissertation
          Level: 6
          NetworkingBIO_PSY_6_S
          Project: Engaging the Public with ScienceBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD606Full year6NoYes

          Project: Engaging the Public with Science

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact:
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SMD5251 or take SMD5252

          QMUL Model Available to: Selected students on Biological Sciences and Psychology programmes at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to how they can help to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning.

          Description: How can we convey the importance of science and research to people who haven't studied scientific subjects? Why is it vital to do so? What is the difference between communicating science and involving the public in science? In this module you will explore and practice the communication of science and the analysis of scientific data and publications, as well as the engagement of public and patients. You will build on what you learned last year in SMD5251/2 to develop a public engagement object/activity yourself which you will plan, run and evaluate. This will be based on research currently being undertaken at Queen Mary. Within the module you will have both science and public engagement supervisors. Assessment will be through coursework.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          NetworkingBIO_PSY_6_S
          Research Project in NeuroscienceBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD650Full year6NoYes

          Research Project in Neuroscience

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Ping Yip

          QMUL Model Available to: Selected students on Biological Sciences and Psychology programmes at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to how they can help to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning.

          Description: The aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to conduct an original research project in the field of neuroscience. This is a practical-based module wherein students conduct original research supervised by an academic member of staff through the academic year. Students are required to explore the background of the research and its rationale, construct hypotheses to be tested, learn necessary skills with which to conduct the work, compile results and analyse them. They will write a dissertation including critical analysis of literature, reporting of experimental design and results as well as their evaluation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Dissertation
          • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
          Level: 6
          NetworkingBIO_PSY_6_S
          Research Project in PharmacologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD670Full year6NoYes

          Research Project in Pharmacology

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Sadani Cooray

          QMUL Model Available to: Selected students on Biological Sciences and Psychology programmes at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to how they can help to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning.

          Description: An experimental investigation involving laboratory work, normally resulting in a piece of original research in the area of pharmacology and therapeutics. The work also involves critical evaluation of previously published results. A dissertation is prepared describing the research work undertaken, and placing it in the context of other research in the field. The student also gives a short oral presentation on their work. This is a compulsory module of 30 credits and will be presented as a report not exceeding 6000 words.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Dissertation
          • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          NetworkingBIO_PSY_6_S
          Fundamentals of ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS001Semester 14YesNo

          Fundamentals of Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Matteo Mandarini
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS107

          Description: This module introduces students to the purpose, operations and implications of management by exploring the contexts within which management takes place. We reflect on management in relation to the social, economic, technological and legal conditions within which it operates, and analyse political and environmental consequences. We often think of management as trying to manage flows of energy, finance and labour, but it increasingly is required to confront changing social and political structures on a world scale, and challenging environmental conditions as well.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Operations ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS002Semester 15YesNo

          Operations Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Eun-Seok Kim

          Description: This module has been designed to provide students with a clear understanding of the most important issues in OM (such as process design, quality planning and control, supply chain management, inventory management) through a blend of theoretical approaches and seminar-based activities. However, students are also encouraged to analyse the relationship between process design in services and manufacturing and the reproduction of technical and managerial knowledge, and the implications of such a relationship in terms of governance and strategic decisions.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Research MethodologyBusiness and ManagementBUS007Semester 15YesNo

          Research Methodology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Georgy Petrov

          Description: Business and Management research methodologies with different epistemological and methodological perspectives introduce: * Academic literature review to identify interesting questions for quantitative and qualitative research * Data collection/analysis * Consideration of scientific, political and cultural underpinnings * Research topic identification for an independent study * Sensitivity to issues of outcome validity and reliability. Seminars emphasise feedback on the independent research project by using data analysis software (e.g. SPSS) to help with assessments.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUS011Semester 25YesNo

          Marketing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Darryn Mitussis

          Description: This module provides a broad overview of the key marketing concepts that underpin marketing practice. The module introduces students to buyer behaviour, marketing research, segmentation, targeting and positioning through marketing mix activities. Along the way, the social consequences of marketing practice are considered.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Human Resource ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS014Semester 25YesNo

          Human Resource Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Claire English

          Description: The module introduces students to the key processes concerned with the management of people within organisations. It is pitched at non-specialist level, so it explores concepts, procedures and regulations that any manager with direct reports is likely to need to know in order to handle effectively their staff.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Economics for BusinessBusiness and ManagementBUS017Semester 24YesNo

          Economics for Business

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Ravshonbek Otojanov
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS137

          Description: This module introduces the most relevant concepts of economics from the perspective of business decision making. The first part of the module (on microeconomics) will cover supply and demand, elasticity, firm behavior, pricing and market structures. The second part (on macroeconomics) will include aggregate demand and aggregate supply, unemployment, inflation and fiscal, monetary and supply-side policies.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Financial AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUS021Semester 14YesNo

          Financial Accounting

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ishani Chandrasekara Mudiyanselage
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS138

          Description: The module will provide students with an understanding of the nature of accounting practices with respect to financial accounting. In this respect, the format of the module is designed to show the fundamentals and principles of financial accounting and the many uses of accounting data. The focus then moves to decision-making through examples such as the `double entry equation¿, and from an output (the primary financial statements) perspective.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Managerial AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUS022Semester 25YesNo

          Managerial Accounting

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Jan Duesing

          Description: The module critically assesses key aspects of management accounting in the context of planning, control, decision making and governance: *Enable students to make use of management accounting tools in critical decision making process *Provide students the opportunity to appreciate the global impacts of management accounting in decision making.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Fundamentals of Management (for Science & Engineering)Business and ManagementBUS024Semester 14YesNo

          Fundamentals of Management (for Science & Engineering)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Ms Lisa Morrison
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS107

          Description: This module introduces students to the purpose, operations and implications of management by exploring the contexts within which management takes place. We will reflect on management in relation to the social, economic, technological and legal conditions within which it operates, as well as reflect on its political and environmental consequences. We often think of management as trying to manage flows of energy, finance and labour, but it increasingly is required to confront changing social and political structures on a world scale, and increasingly challenging environmental conditions as well.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          EntrepreneurshipBusiness and ManagementBUS025Semester 25NoNo

          Entrepreneurship

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Gary Schwarz

          Description: This module introduces the processes and management of emerging businesses concentrating upon early entrepreneurial learning activity by introducing key perspectives on the recognition and nature of entrepreneurial opportunities, resource evaluation, and creativity/legitimation processes. Objectives of the module are to develop competencies, skills and creativity to understand effectively what entrepreneur is about and critique key entrepreneurial concepts and approaches. Case studies aim to stimulate students' imagination to generate ideas.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Project ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS027Semester 25NoNo

          Project Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contact - Dept Of Business Management

          Description: Project management (PM) techniques encouraging the use of incremental delivery for complex outcomes in the context of high uncertainty are examined. Grounding in traditional PM techniques in enterprise projects focus on projects that conclude to a clear specification within a prespecified time frame. The assessment report supports students¿ ability to evaluate complex projects and recognise how future PM efforts can be improved. The final examination applies project management techniques in different and broader situations than the examples covered in the class.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          StrategyBusiness and ManagementBUS204Semester 15YesNo

          Strategy

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Joanne Zhang

          Description: Strategy examines the choices facing an organisation in its quest for survival and success. The central focus of strategic analysis is the organisation as a whole rather than the perspective of a single function. In this module, we will explore models and frameworks used by management teams and apply these frameworks in a variety of industrial settings. And we will pay particular attention to encourage a critical awareness of the strengths and weakness of these analytical and conceptual tools.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Business LawBusiness and ManagementBUS205Semester 15YesNo

          Business Law

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Miss Tianyuan Huan

          Description: This module 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. It also explains the relationship between law and business, and the role that the legal system plays in enabling the conduct of business generally, its regulation, and the achievement of commercial aims.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Microeconomics for ManagersBusiness and ManagementBUS208Semester 15YesNo

          Microeconomics for Managers

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Ms Cecilia Lanata Briones

          Description: Microeconomics in problems confronting general managers is explored focusing on markets, prices and market structure in two different situations: a) generally competitive large impersonal anonymous markets, and b) markets which identities matter. Large firms in which the identities of competitors, suppliers, and sometimes customers matter, and more personal economic relations such as that between employer and customer in which identities always matter, are discussed. Analysis of markets in which identities matter involves a focus on topics such as information, reciprocity, credibility, reputation and transactions costs.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Ethics and BusinessBusiness and ManagementBUS212Semester 15YesNo

          Ethics and Business

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Amitabh Rai

          Description: Ethics and Business introduces students to key writers on ethics. It provides an opportunity to apply these ethical approaches to analyse a business practice in its economic, political and social context. By applying different approaches to the same business practise we can reach different conclusions about its ethical implications for society. Therefore, by comparing and contrasting the conclusions reached by competing approaches we can form a more nuanced judgment about the ethical implications of a business practice for society.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Endocrine Physiology and BiochemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD311Semester 16NoNo

          Endocrine Physiology and Biochemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Peter King
          Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.

          Description: This module covers hormone definitions, including the range of structures and roles; methods in endocrinology; receptors, concept and significance of high affinity; hormone dynamics; hormone signalling; and modes of action. You will also look at mammalian endocrine glands and hormones: pituitary, thyroid, pancreas. The endocrinology of reproduction; the adrenal gland, and renin/angiotensin system; the paracrine and autocrine systems; growth factors; locally produced hormones; local regulation of hormonal action; and tissue differentiation are also covered. The relationship between hormones and cancer will be discussed.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Cellular Pathology and Blood ScienceBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD321Semester 26NoNo

          Cellular Pathology and Blood Science

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Helen Rifca Le Dieu

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 7.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 7.50% Practical
          • Item 4: 5.00% Practical
          Level: 6
          Infectious DiseasesBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD323Semester 16NoNo

          Infectious Diseases

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Lucinda Hall
          Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must ( take BMD231 and take BMD251 ) or take BMD269

          Description: In this module we select a few topics related to infectious diseases to cover in depth. These will include topics that are currently causing public interest or concern in the UK and internationally. Some lectures will cover principles that apply to many microorganisms, while others will look in detail at particular microbial species.

          Two major themes will link lectures on different organisms:
          1. Microbial pathogenesis
          - How microorganisms damage and manipulate the host
          - How microorganisms evade the immune response
          - How we investigate microbial pathogenesis
          2. Combatting infectious diseases
          - Public health surveillance and epidemiology
          - Molecular diagnostics and typing
          - Drug development
          - Vaccines

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Infectious DiseasesBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD323Semester 26NoNo

          Infectious Diseases

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Lucinda Hall
          Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must ( take BMD231 and take BMD251 ) or take BMD269

          Description: In this module we select a few topics related to infectious diseases to cover in depth. These will include topics that are currently causing public interest or concern in the UK and internationally. Some lectures will cover principles that apply to many microorganisms, while others will look in detail at particular microbial species.

          Two major themes will link lectures on different organisms:
          1. Microbial pathogenesis
          - How microorganisms damage and manipulate the host
          - How microorganisms evade the immune response
          - How we investigate microbial pathogenesis
          2. Combatting infectious diseases
          - Public health surveillance and epidemiology
          - Molecular diagnostics and typing
          - Drug development
          - Vaccines

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Biomedical NeuroscienceBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD325Semester 16NoNo

          Biomedical Neuroscience

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Steven Buckingham
          Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BMD115

          Description: This module will use innovative teaching to equip you with an understanding of the workings of the nervous system and how it goes wrong in disease. You will also learn how to investigate problems with the nervous system and to form your own, novel lines of inquiry and points of view. You will learn how the brain uses sensory information, makes decisions and produces a controlled motor output. The module integrates an understanding of basic physiology with clinical applications, with a continual emphasis on what is meant to happen, what goes wrong in disease, and how such knowledge leads to treatment. You will cover major health issues such as drug addiction, mental illness and dementia. You will learn actively through a combination of simulations, lectures, seminars and workshops. These will teach you in the same way that practicing neuroscientists learn.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Advanced ImmunologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD351Semester 16NoNo

          Advanced Immunology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Andrew Stagg
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BMD251 or take BMD269

          Description: This module will build on the second year immunology teaching, to provide in-depth knowledge of fundamental immuneprocesses, of the ways in which these interact as a complex system that provides protection against infection disease but can alsocause disease when dysregulated and of the importance of immunology in modern medicine. There will be emphasis onmolecular 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. We also hope to offer laboratory practical sessions in which students will be able their own classic immunology experiments.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Oral Biology for Biomedical SciencesBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD357Semester 16NoNo

          Oral Biology for Biomedical Sciences

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Ahmad Waseem
          Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BMD115 and take BMD181 and take BMD219

          Description: This is a taught module and will be delivered through lectures and self-directed learning. The module will provide an in-depth knowledge of cell biology of oral tissues in health and diseases. Areas to be covered will include cell adhesion, apoptosis, cell cycle, angiogenesis, tissue engineering, oral implications of HIV and AIDS etc. Most of the content of these lectures given by staff members will be drawn from their current research interests.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Drug Design for PharmacologistsBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD359Semester 26NoNo

          Drug Design for Pharmacologists

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Roger Corder

          Description: The search for new drugs to treat a wide range of human ailments remain a great challenge to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Students will be given a perspective on the history of drug discovery to the present challenges in drug design. The medicinal chemistry content will provide students with an understanding of the complex biological and chemical problems that are involved in the design and synthesis of novel therapeutic agents. They will be given an in-depth analysis of the principles of identifying new compounds with the potential to be drugs, and their development for therapeutic use. Students will also be given an understanding of preclinical testing of drugs including the use of animal models for safety testing, intra and inter-species variations, detecting carcinogenicity in experimental systems and man, strategies of new initiatives in pharmaceutical development and risk assessment of pharmaceuticals. 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:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
          Level: 6
          Repair and Regeneration in the Nervous SystemBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD361Semester 16NoNo

          Repair and Regeneration in the Nervous System

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Greg Michael
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BMD261 and take BMD265

          Description: This module focuses on response of the nervous system to injury focusing on the peripheral nervous system and spinal cord. Detailed organisation of the peripheral nervous system, spinal cord including pathways and relevant higher brain structures will be covered. Pathological mechanisms and plasticity of the system will be examined. Topics will be covered in the context of experimental studies to develop understanding of current research strategies in the laboratory and clinic aiming to lessen effects of such injuries and facilitate neural regeneration and functional recovery.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 7.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 6.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 7.00% Practical
          • Item 4: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Stem Cells and Regenerative MedicineBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD363Semester 16NoNo

          Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Kristin Braun
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BMD115 or take BIO111

          Description: This module aims to provide a comprehensive overview and foundation in stem cell biology, including applications in regenerative medicine. The module will cover topics including: developmental origin of stem cells, comparing/contrasting different types of stem cells, biological regulation of stem cells and tissue-specific functions. The module also will cover fundamental principles of tissue engineering and cellular reprogramming. Finally, the module will explore how these concepts can be applied in academic, industrial and clinical settings, towards the development of novel regenerative technologies and treatment of disease. Essential generic skills that will be developed on this module include critical thinking, organisation and communication.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
          Level: 6
          Biomarkers in NeuroscienceBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD365Semester 26NoNo

          Biomarkers in Neuroscience

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ping Yip

          Description: This module will provide a comprehensive understanding of biomarkers in both neurological and psychiatric disorders. The application of biomarkers for diagnosis, patient stratification, monitoring disease progression and establishing drug effects and safety will be discussed. Students will gain an appreciation of current genomic, proteomic and neuroimaging approaches to undertake biomarker discovery and validation. Neurological conditions such as Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's diseases and neurotrauma will be discussed as well as emerging biomarkers for psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, and depression.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Perspectives on Brain DisordersBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD369Semester 26NoNo

          Perspectives on Brain Disorders

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ping Yip
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BMD261

          Description: The module will focus on understanding the mechanisms underlying complex brain disorders and injury. Topic covered will include an integrated view of the major neurotransmitter systems and in-depth analysis of the mechanisms underlying the effects of drugs used in central nervous system. Neuronal pathways using excitatory and inhibitory amino acids and neuropeptides will be reviewed, with emphasis on their involvement in neuropathological processes underlying disorders such as Parkinson's disease, dementia, schizophrenia, mood disorders, pain, head injury, stroke, epilepsy and drug abuse.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 5.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 4: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Drug Discovery and DesignBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD371Semester 26NoNo

          Drug Discovery and Design

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Gareth Sanger

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
          Level: 6
          Clinical PharmacologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD372Semester 16NoNo

          Clinical Pharmacology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Vikas Kapil
          Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.

          Description: 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 diseases they are used to treat. 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 methods and papers. We will offer practical workshop sessions to reinforce the lectures.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Receptors and Mechanisms of Cell SignallingBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD373Semester 16NoNo

          Receptors and Mechanisms of Cell Signalling

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Peter King

          Description: This module will consider the general properties of receptors, signal transduction pathway, and the regulation of their activity. Emphasis will be given to G-protein coupled receptors, receptor tyrosine kinases and nuclear receptors. Introductory 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:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Translational Pharmacology and Innovative TherapeuticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD375Semester 16NoNo

          Translational Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Michele Bombardieri

          Description: Students will be exposed to innovative therapeutics in areas including vaccines, oncology, cardiovascular, metabolic diseases, pain and neuroscience, inflammation and immunology as well as rare disorders. Students will also gain awareness into challenges that the pharmaceutical industries face. Lectures will cover topics such as drug shortages, targeted/personalised drugs, use of biomarkers, clinical trial design, drug safety, risk/benefit assessments, collaboration between patient, academia, industry and the regulatory community, international collaborations, policy and bioethics, novel tools for scientific/clinical communication, sustainability of innovation/financial models of product development/pricing, marketing and licencing. Introductory lectures will be followed by lectures in specialized areas of the subject given by experts in both academia and industry. 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:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Classic Papers and Current Topics in PharmacologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD377Semester 16NoNo

          Classic Papers and Current Topics in Pharmacology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Carol Shoulders

          Description: In this module Students will carry out an exhaustive search of the scientific and medical literature which is relevant to their research project using the resources of the University, including appropriate databases and specialist search engines, as well as paper-based resources in the University Library. This module will provide PBL-like tutorials and seminars with opportunities to critically-evaluate research papers. Some students may further develop this work to include a meta analysis of multiple papers.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Clinical Trials and Regulatory AffairsBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD378Semester 26NoNo

          Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Miss Livia Carvalho

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Introduction to Marketing and CommunicationsBusiness and ManagementBUS101Semester 14NoNo

          Introduction to Marketing and Communications

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Ms Zahra Sharifonnasabi

          Description: This module provides an outlook on marketing as a sub-discipline of management studies. The course assumes no previous knowledge of marketing and will give students an overview of the basic marketing planning process, including segmentation, branding, pricing, distribution, and promotion. These concepts are brought to life through interactive lectures, and case discussions. Furthermore, students will work on a segmentation project for a real product throughout the course.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Managing Under RegulationBusiness and ManagementBUS249Semester 25NoNo

          Managing Under Regulation

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Perri 6

          Description: This qualitative module introduces students to the management skills of ensuring that organisations comply with regulatory rules. All industries are regulated by generic regulators for health and safety, environment, information privacy, accounting standards, patenting, equality and diversity including physical access, etc. Many have industry-specific ones too. This module compares industries to enable you to understand regulators, what inspectors do, how internal compliance units work, and how to manage across countries¿ national regulatory systems and within global business regulatory frameworks.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          TaxationBusiness and ManagementBUS250Semester 25NoNo

          Taxation

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Andrew Wade

          Description: This module introduces to the subject of taxation and provides the core knowledge of the underlying principles and major technical areas of taxation as they affect the activities of individuals and businesses. The students are introduced to the rationale behind the functions of tax systems. The syllabus then considers the separate taxes that an accountant would need to have a detailed knowledge.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Global Governance and International OrganisationsBusiness and ManagementBUS251Semester 25NoNo

          Global Governance and International Organisations

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Stella Ladi

          Description: ?he module examines the emerging structure of global governance and the role of international organisations. This includes both informal aspects, such as the pressure from Western states and international agencies for all states to adopt "good governance"" norms and formal aspects such as international organisations in areas like finance, trade, labour, immigration and the environment. The aim is to give students a solid historical and critical understanding of key developments and a comprehension of policy making at the global level. "

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Governance and Regulatory EnvironmentBusiness and ManagementBUS252Semester 25NoNo

          Governance and Regulatory Environment

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Ms Szilvia Mosonyi

          Description: This module is one of three 15-credit Level 5 compulsory work-based modules in the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (Social Change) programme. The module will introduce management degree apprentices to the concept of governance in the voluntary and non-profit sector(s), including the history, current key themes, and key components of effective governance. Students will also develop an enhanced appreciation of the constraints and opportunities offered by the changing governance frameworks, which affect voluntary organisations. The module will enable management degree apprentices to gain a broad understanding of the legal framework within which the law and regulation of charities and charitable activity in England and Wales is set and understand regulatory requirements for charities and charitable companies, and the reporting and accountability obligations in regard to statutory accounts and reports. The module will enable management degree apprentices to explore the advantages and disadvantages of different legal forms, the nature of their constitutions.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
          Level: 5
          Politics, Advocacy and Influencing ChangeBusiness and ManagementBUS253Semester 25NoNo

          Politics, Advocacy and Influencing Change

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: This module is one of three 15-credit Level 6 compulsory work-based modules in the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (Social Change) programme. The module introduces degree apprentices to the major forms of political lobbying that aim to influence changes in policy relevant to the voluntary and non-profit sector. The module aims to develop a critical understanding of lobbying as a phenomenon and a critical and evaluative insight into its processes, as undertaken by both commercial and non-governmental organisations.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Sector and Organisational UnderstandingBusiness and ManagementBUS254Semester 15NoNo

          Sector and Organisational Understanding

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Patrick Mcgurk

          Description: This module will introduce management degree apprentices to the specific and common features of the voluntary and non-profit sector(s) in relation to the public and private sectors. The module will enable management degree apprentices to explore the history, structure and development of the voluntary and non-profit sector(s) and its constituent organisational forms, with application to their own employers. The module will also enable management degree apprentices to appreciate the key distinctive and non-distinctive features of leadership and management in voluntary and non-profit sector organisations, with regard to their own employers.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
          Level: 5
          Volunteering and Social Action - Theory and LearningBusiness and ManagementBUS255Semester 15NoNo

          Volunteering and Social Action - Theory and Learning

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: This module will enable management degree apprentices to critically appreciate the historical development and contemporary debates around societal volunteering and social/community activism. The module will make extensive use of national and international case studies to develop understanding of the range of the roles and practices of societal volunteering and activism, with application to own employer. The module will cover the historical development of key modern social and political movements, the professionalisation of social activism, contemporary grassroots activism and digitally-driven forms of activism.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
          Level: 5
          AdvertisingBusiness and ManagementBUS213Semester 25YesNo

          Advertising

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Eric Levy

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Advanced Accounting for BusinessBusiness and ManagementBUS216Semester 25NoNo

          Advanced Accounting for Business

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Sukhvinder Sian

          Description: 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 the 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:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Persuasive Strategies in MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUS220Semester 15YesNo

          Persuasive Strategies in Marketing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Mahesha Samaratunga

          Description: This module investigates the theory behind techniques adopted by professionals in marketing, sales, public policy as well as general business negotiation environments in order to change stakeholder behavior and attitudes, influence outcomes, and gain compliance. Students will explore, compare and integrate a variety of theories of persuasion grounded in research from the fields of psychology and marketing.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Organisational Learning in the WorkplaceBusiness and ManagementBUS221Semester 25YesNo

          Organisational Learning in the Workplace

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Stephen Fox

          Description: The module addresses the following topics: [A] Theories of organisational learning (OL) 1) Definition of workplace OL 2) OLW early practical approaches 3) OL and managerial & organisational cognition 4) Cognitive vs socially situated learning theory [B] OL studies in different areas of business and management practice. OL and: 5) innovation practices 6) strategy-as-practice 7) change management 8) knowledge management [C] Wider contexts of OL 9) Postmodernity knowledge society 10) Recent OL concepts 11) OL futures

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Technologies in the WorkplaceBusiness and ManagementBUS223Semester 15NoNo

          Technologies in the Workplace

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Alexis Wearmouth

          Description: This module is designed for students who wish to have an understanding of key concepts that are relevant to mainstream and critical analysis of the role of technologies in contemporary workplaces and organisations. This module will introduce students to various concepts and frameworks to understand the role of new technologies at work, including a number of case studies exploring how technologies are involved in several important transformations in the digital economy.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          International Corporate ReportingBusiness and ManagementBUS224Semester 15NoNo

          International Corporate Reporting

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Didem Gundogdu

          Description: The module will commence with a consideration of financial reporting systems and environment, and the Conceptual Framework for financial reporting. Corporate governance, sustainability and ethics will follow. Preparation and interpretation of financial statements and reporting performance will be covered in subsequent weeks. Then, the module will explore the accounting treatment of revenue from contracts with customers in accordance with IFRS 15. Finally, calculation and presentation of earnings per share (EPS) concludes the module.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Corporate Finance and StrategyBusiness and ManagementBUS225Semester 25NoNo

          Corporate Finance and Strategy

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Chunling Xia

          Description: This module will develop students¿ 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 discuss how the techniques of financing and allocation of financial resources have evolved. This understanding will be blended with an analysis of the strategic management literature on how financial resources are deployed strategically to both create and capture value.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Strategic MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUS226Semester 15NoNo

          Strategic Marketing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Alexander Leischnig

          Description: This module gives an overview over strategic marketing issues. Strategic marketing includes activities of firms that deal with the analysis of the corporate situation and the formulation and implementation of market-oriented strategies and programmes. The module provides a systematic approach that focuses on real-world applications to enable students to relate theoretical insights to marketing strategy, improve the ability to analyse business cases, and to prepare students for the possible pursuit of a career in marketing and/or a master in marketing/management.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          International MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUS227Semester 25NoNo

          International Marketing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Ms Jieke Chen

          Description: International marketing requires leaving behind the assumptions of the domestic market. Firms frequently struggle to adapt to the social and economic practices that shape markets outside their sphere of experience. Firms' internationalisation also can influence the nature of those practises (for better and for worse). This module examines the nature of the problems and theory that guides developing solutions.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Creative IndustriesBusiness and ManagementBUS233Semester 25YesNo

          Creative Industries

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Tarek Virani

          Description: This module explores the foundational concepts and theories of the creative industries. Courses typically focus on theory mainly. Too often, little attention is paid to issues of business practice and administration. This module, seeks to address this gap and to provide the student with the relevant theories, conceptual tools and factual information necessary to gain an understanding of, and be able to engage critically with, the realities of managing, working and progressing within the cultural and creative industries.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Corporations and Social ResponsibilityBusiness and ManagementBUS237Semester 25NoNo

          Corporations and Social Responsibility

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Sadhvi Dar

          Description: This module will provide a complete introduction to the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSR is an area of corporate self-regulation that integrates sustainability and business-ethics into the business model. 'Greening' waste management, reducing the corporation's carbon footprint and protecting the rights of workers, are all aspects of CSR management that corporations are involved in and voluntarily self-regulate. In this module you will engage with business-ethics theories and a number of real world case studies to bring the issues to life.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          International Financial AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUS238Semester 25NoNo

          International Financial Accounting

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Jan Duesing

          Description: This module extends the financial accounting component of BUS139 Introduction to Financial Accounting (or BUS106 Accounting for Business) in Year 1 (Level 4) to introduce the preparation and analysis of corporate financial statements. The content includes the function and content of the main published statements under UK company law and International Financial Reporting Standards, the analysis of these statements to assess company performance, and discussion of a number of key reporting issues and the relevant Standards.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Management Accounting for Decision MakingBusiness and ManagementBUS239Semester 15NoNo

          Management Accounting for Decision Making

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Chandres Tejura
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS216

          Description: The module explores key aspects of Management Accounting in the context of its key pillars planning, control, internal decision making and governance. Students will be able to understand the interaction of Management Accounting with organization/business and society. Learners will appreciate the manner by which Management Accounting is embedded in a socio-economic, political and cultural context within an organisation. Students will critically blend professionalism with intellectualism in Management Accounting practices to ensure broad-based Management Accounting education and the enhancement of learning required in any modern organisation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Services MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUS240Semester 15NoNo

          Services Marketing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Nima Heirati

          Description: The services sector accounts for over three-quarters of GDP and employment in many economies. In light of the growing importance of services in local and global economies, it becomes crucial to study and understand the functionality of service offerings. This module will explore the distinctive characteristics of services and explain how these characteristics affect the marketing approaches used by firms - including challenges involved in controlling service quality, managing customer experience, and synchronising demand and supply.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Corporate Financial ReportingBusiness and ManagementBUS241Semester 15NoNo

          Corporate Financial Reporting

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Epameinondas Katsikas

          Description: Accounting standards and the contribution of pan national organisations (e.g. EU and International Accounting Standards Board IASB) are explored to include statements of changes in equity and comprehensive income. Topics include the evolution of accounting standards, financial instruments, fair value reporting and debates on accounting conceptual frameworks. Changes in regulation and corporate governance arrangements, added remuneration reports, chairman's statements and new demands for integrated corporate reporting (e.g. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Reporting) are analysed in light of external consultants/actuaries influencing corporate reporting.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Evidence-Based ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS242Semester 15NoNo

          Evidence-Based Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Robert Briner

          Description: The ultimate goal of evidence-based practice is to help practitioners become more effective through providing a framework for making decisions and taking actions which incorporate the best available evidence from multiple sources. This module will focus on evidence-based practice in management and to provide participants with hands-on experience of how to use different types of evidence and information including organisational/company data and scientific findings both to identify real management problems and their potential solutions.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Responsible LeadershipBusiness and ManagementBUS243Semester 25NoNo

          Responsible Leadership

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Ms Szilvia Mosonyi

          Description: This module covers concepts and practices of Responsible Leadership. It introduces students to elements of ethical decision-making at individual level. Core leadership theories are discussed from leader and follower perspectives linking to (ir)responsible practices. The module builds on current responsible leadership literature, while covering related theories of authentic, servant, ethical, and spiritual leadership. The module concludes by looking into how responsibilities of leaders and followers translate at a corporate level and investigating related corporate social responsibility practices.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          European Business ContextBusiness and ManagementBUS244Semester 25NoNo

          European Business Context

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Eleni Lioliou

          Description: This module will explore aspects of the European political, economic, social and cultural context that are relevant for managers doing business in Europe. It will begin with an introduction to Europe's structural characteristics and the history of European integration. It will then introduce students to key features of Europe's business environment such as the Single European Market and monetary union. Students will also be engaged in discussions over Europe's place in the world and future structural changes.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Global Supply ChainsBusiness and ManagementBUS326Semester 16YesYes

          Global Supply Chains

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Elena Baglioni

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking
          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to how they can help to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning.
          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.Students will be able to model a holistic approach to knowledge which draws on a range of appropriate disciplines.
          • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.Students will be able to demonstrate evidence of a personal ethic which is informed by a critical awareness of diverse cultural and global contexts.

          Description: The study of global supply chains is vital to understand the global dimension of business. This module investigates firms` outsourcing strategies and their management, i.e. their growing practice to parcel out some activities from foreign suppliers. The module critically examines what value creating activities firms tend to outsource, how, why and to whom they outsource, and with what implications. Outsourcing is understood in a broad context characterised by multiple players, e.g. global institutions, states, consumers, trade unions and social movements.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_6_A
          Work and Employment in ContextBusiness and ManagementBUS132Semester 24NoNo

          Work and Employment in Context

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Ms Emily Pfefer
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS124

          Description: The module aims to provide an introduction to the study of the world of work and employment by giving insight into relevant conceptual and theoretical approaches. The course takes a multi-level approach to understanding work and employment. This means that work and employment relations will be explored at macro-societal, meso- organisational and micro-individual levels.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Organisation StudiesBusiness and ManagementBUS133Semester 24NoNo

          Organisation Studies

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Mustafa Ozturk

          Description: Organisation Studies explores how organisations and the work contained within them are structured, and how they variously remain stable and evolve over time. Organisational behaviour is complex, and constituted by multiple stakeholders, systems, and processes. Thus, we approach organisational behaviour by studying phenomena at the intersection of three levels of analysis: individual, group, and organisation. For example, at the individual level, we study employee personality; at the group level, we consider teamwork, and at the organisation level, we examine culture.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Quantitative Analysis for BusinessBusiness and ManagementBUS135Semester 24NoNo

          Quantitative Analysis for Business

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Thomas Kemeny

          Description: This module aims to develop an appreciation of the role and practice of quantitative research methods, both in business and in research about business, and to prepare students for subsequent project work. It provides a first understanding of statistics and statistical inference, and develops skills in presentation of quantitative information. A subsidiary aim is to enhance student's familiarity with the use of statistical software.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Marketing PrinciplesBusiness and ManagementBUS136Semester 14NoNo

          Marketing Principles

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Darryn Mitussis

          Description: BUS136 is the first module in marketing and available only for students on the BSc Marketing and Management. BUS136 introduces students the areas of research and practice that need to be understood by every marketing practitioner and researcher: buyer behaviour, market segmentation, marketing strategy, marketing mix management (including pricing, distribution and communication), marketing research and ethics. The module is taught with a mix of big and small group seminars.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Economics for Business ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS137Semester 24NoNo

          Economics for Business Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mrs Caterina Gennaioli
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS017

          Description: This module introduces the fundamental concepts and principles of micro- and macro-economics. The focus is on the insights of economics for business decision-making. The first part of the module (on microeconomics) covers supply and demand, elasticities, firm behaviour, pricing and market structures, and market failures. The second part (on macroeconomics) includes aggregate demand and aggregate supply, unemployment, inflation, international trade and exchange rate, and economic policies.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Introduction to Financial AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUS139Semester 14NoNo

          Introduction to Financial Accounting

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Androniki Triantafylle
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS106

          Description: This module will be offered at Level 4 as a compulsory module and will provide the necessary foundation for the level 5 modules. The module provides insights into key conventions and methods of accounting by focusing on the measuring and reporting of the financial position, the financial performance and cash flow of business organisations, and the analysis of the financial statements produced by business organisations.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Introduction to Management AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUS140Semester 24NoNo

          Introduction to Management Accounting

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Chandres Tejura

          Description: This module will be offered at Level 4 as a compulsory module and will provide the necessary foundation for the level 5 BUS239.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. It is intended to help students to understand the essentials of management accounting.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Fundamentals of Management Studies and SkillsBusiness and ManagementBUS141Semester 24NoNo

          Fundamentals of Management Studies and Skills

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Mahesha Samaratunga

          Description: The module will cover a wide range of topics which will introduce students to management studies. Students will learn about key theories on the nature of managerial work and on key management skills. These skills range from working effectively in groups to developing self-awareness and from how to effectively motivate and empower others to how to manage power and conflicts. A core part of the module involves learning to recognise the responsibility implications in applying these skills in various contexts.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Contemporary Legal Issues in Business ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS142Semester 14NoNo

          Contemporary Legal Issues in Business Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Fernando Barrio
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS143

          Description: The module introduces the contexts in which law operates, shapes and is shaped by business. It encourages critical thinking about the intersections of law and key business themes. Topics will include law and: corporate governance (e.g. share/stakeholder theories), business strategy (e.g. outsourcing, IP), industrial organisation (e.g. global value chains), competition (e.g. mergers/acquisitions), regulation standard setting (e.g. private standards), sustainable development. The operation, structures and functions of international legal systems with differing economic levels and historical trajectories of legal development are examined via case studies.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Introduction to FinanceBusiness and ManagementBUS245Semester 15NoNo

          Introduction to Finance

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: The function of where finance fits within a business organisation is introduced through a critical review of the time value of money in relation to the current state of the global economy where financial markets are highly integrated. The functioning of financial markets and institutions and different financial instruments being traded are examined using theoretical approaches in determining financial securities value as well as assessing risk.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Capital Markets and SecuritiesBusiness and ManagementBUS148Semester 24NoNo

          Capital Markets and Securities

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: This module will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of interest rates, capital markets and securities, and will develop an understanding of how capital markets operates in the financial system. It will briefly introduce various rate of returns and their differences used in valuing cash flows. Given the importance of capital markets in the highly integrated financial markets and the global economy, it is necessary to know the functioning of various capital markets and financial instruments that are traded in the markets.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Foundations of FinanceBusiness and ManagementBUS149Semester 14NoNo

          Foundations of Finance

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: This module will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of finance, and will develop an understanding of why the finance function is crucial for a business organization. It will briefly introduce the currency exchange rates and explain why the value of money depends on the time when receiving or paying cash flows. Given the importance of finance in the highly integrated financial markets and in the global economy, it is necessary to understand the functioning of financial markets and financial instruments that are traded in the markets.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Introduction to Business StudiesBusiness and ManagementBUS150Semester 14NoNo

          Introduction to Business Studies

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Didem Gundogdu

          Description: This module will introduce students to business studies and research and help them develop a set of valuable skills such as critical thinking, data interpretation and presentation, problem solving, numeracy skills, report writing, and effective written and oral communication, which will prepare them for more advanced study. The module aims to enhance students' digital literacy through completion of various tasks throughout the module. The module will cover the following topics: Business Calculations and Logical Thinking in Numeracy Skills, Research and Analytical Skills, Obtaining and Managing Data using FAME and Osiris, Quantitative Data Collection Techniques (Bloomberg), Business Communication, Presentation Techniques, Learning and Working in Groups, Handling the Assessment Process, Critical Analysis & Problem Solving, Creativity and Case Studies, Assessment Awareness and Strategy.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Accounting SkillsBusiness and ManagementBUS155Semester 14NoNo

          Accounting Skills

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ishani Chandrasekara Mudiyanselage

          Description: This module aims to increase students' knowledge of the technical skills and theory of accounting and its relevance to the study of accounting practise. The module develops knowledge of year one accounting modules and complements the material covered in the second year modules in Financial Reporting. In addition, some of the theoretical material covered in Accounting Skills will provide links to modules in Management Accounting. More specifically, this module is to demonstrate fundamental technical skills that are very important for an accountant to have.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Current Challenges in Business and Management IBusiness and ManagementBUS156Semester 14NoNo

          Current Challenges in Business and Management I

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed
          Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take BUS157

          Description: Current Challenges in Business and Management I is the first of a pair of modules that provide a foundation for success in the BSc Business Management programme, and in work. A problem-based approach, focused on SBM¿s core values (social justice, sustainability, corporate governance) is used. It examines a range of organisations that make up the modern economy (for-profit businesses, third sector, state and international institutions) and considers their historical, current and possible future roles.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Current Challenges in Business and Management IIBusiness and ManagementBUS157Semester 24NoNo

          Current Challenges in Business and Management II

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed
          Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take BUS156

          Description: BUS157 Current Challenges in Business and Management II is the second of two Year 1 modules that support incoming students in the BSc Business Management programme in achieving two aims: (1) building student understanding around current issues related to social justice, sustainability, and corporate governance, which are explicit foundational values at SBM; and (2) developing core student competencies that will enable their success throughout their degree. The module is compulsory for BSc Business and Management students. It will not be available to students on other programmes. BUS1XC builds on BUS1XB by engaging in greater depth in content in the three themes introduced in Semester A.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Financial InstitutionsBusiness and ManagementBUS201Semester 15YesNo

          Financial Institutions

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Zicheng Lei

          Description: This module will define the financial system and discuss the functioning of financial institutions. The module will also analyse why the central bank is crucial for financial system and how financial institutions operate in the financial markets. This module will be offered to Joint Programme students as a compulsory module in Year 2, Semester 1 and to Associate undergraduate students as an elective module.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Dissertation for Entrepreneurship and InnovationBusiness and ManagementBUSM180Full year7NoNo

          Dissertation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contact - Dept Of Business Management

          Description: The dissertation forms an important part of the assessment of the MSc Management Programme, carrying a weighting of four modules (60 credits), 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.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Managing Yourself and Building Positive Relationships at WorkBusiness and ManagementBUSM182Semester 17NoNo

          Managing Yourself and Building Positive Relationships at Work

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Elena Doldor

          Description: Organisational behaviour theories and ideas from psychology provide insight on how individuals/groups behave in organisational settings. Various organisational models are analysed for future HR practitioners to enhance self-awareness and interpersonal skills. Individual differences, managing group dynamics, communicating with impact, influencing and persuasion skills, working across differences, managing workplace politics constructively, building nurturing relationship for professional growth and career progression are examined. Self-development through practical and experiential activities are embedded in weekly sessions.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Services ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM183Semester 27NoNo

          Services Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Yuansi Hou

          Description: The services sector has become one of the most important sectors from both an economic and a managerial point of view. Besides pure services providers an increasing number of 'new' services providers emerge, usually offering hybrid offerings that include goods and services components. This module provides students with an overview of important aspects of services management; outlines relevant frameworks, concepts, tools, and processes to improve the understanding of service design, management and commercialisation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Clinical Dental SkillsDentistryDIN7091Full year7NoNo

          Clinical Dental Skills

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Eleni Hagi-Pavli

          Description: This is an academic and practical module which provides students with hands-on experience which will include practice in taking radiographs using phantom heads. Teaching will be delivered in the clinical skills laboratory but there will also be seminars and small group discussions and problem based critical reasoning sessions. Students will have the opportunity to observe current UK dental practice via clinics in Oral Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontology, Paediatrics, Orthodontics, Sedation and General Anaesthesia.

          Topics covered will include: Infection control; Patient examination; Diagnostic tools and techniques and their interpretation; anesthesiology and sedation techniques, basic life support (BLS); Accurate measurement of periodontal indices according to current deadlines

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Professionalism Management and LeadershipDentistryDIN7092Semester 37NoNo

          Professionalism Management and Leadership

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Eleni Hagi-Pavli

          Description: This module is designed to ensure that students develop their management and leadership skills in the context of the ethical and legal framework within which a UK dental professional should practice. It will be conducted in the form of lectures and interactive sessions. Topics covered will include: Ethics, Law, Communication Skills and UK regulatory requirements.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Dental Manikin Practical SkillsDentistryDIN7093Full year7NoNo

          Dental Manikin Practical Skills

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Eleni Hagi-Pavli

          Description: This is an academic and core module which will provide students with hands on experience of undertaking dental procedures using typodont teeth set in a manikin head. This is a practically biased module that will cover intracoronal direct filling plastic restorations, extracoronal restorations, endodontics and removable prostheses. Teaching will be delivered using the dental phantom head facilities but there will also be seminars and small group discussions. Students will be expected to engage in independent study and reflection.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 40.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Digital MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUS345Semester 26NoYes

          Digital Marketing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Dimitrios Dousios

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking
          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically reflective approach to how they have developed their subject, work-based and generic skills to support networking.Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to how they can help to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning.
          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.Students will be able to model a holistic approach to knowledge which draws on a range of appropriate disciplines.
          • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.Students will be able to demonstrate evidence of a personal ethic which is informed by a critical awareness of diverse cultural and global contexts.

          Description: The module takes a (broadly) Relationship Marketing (RM) approach and focuses upon the ways in which digital, interactive media can be used to build, maintain, and evolve dialogue between stakeholders in the marketing system. Students will explore the marketing potential of email, web commerce, mobile communications, social networking sites, search engine optimisation (SEO), forums, blogs, and viral messaging through critical engagement with the marketing thinking behind them and the practical details of their implementation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_6_A
          Social Network AnalysisBusiness and ManagementBUS346Semester 26YesYes

          Social Network Analysis

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Pietro Panzarasa

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.Students will be able to model a holistic approach to knowledge which draws on a range of appropriate disciplines.

          Description: The module focuses on the structure and dynamics of a variety of networks (e.g., the World Wide Web, online social networks, collaboration networks). The aim is to uncover the network foundations of innovation, information diffusion, cultural fads, financial crises, and viral marketing. Special emphasis will be placed on the hub-dominated "scale-free"" networks and the ""small-world"" networks showing the ""six degree of separation"" phenomenon. The module will combine current research on social networks with contributions from relevant organisational and sociological literature."

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Multi- and inter-disciplinaritySBM_6_A
          Research Methods for MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUSM098Semester 27NoNo

          Research Methods for Marketing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Yuansi Hou

          Description: This module will give you a basic introduction to research methods for marketing, starting with problem definition and question formulation, continuing onto selecting and designing appropriate research methodology and collecting data in various marketing circumstances, and finishing with essential data analysis with modern tools, and interpretation of that data. Finally, we will also work on essential tools for putting all of this together: how to communicate these ideas and findings to a broad audience in the form of a research report and oral presentation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Digital MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUSM099Semester 17NoNo

          Digital Marketing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Dimitrios Dousios

          Description: Internet and digital technologies have transformed marketing and impacted industry from retailing to healthcare. Companies face the challenge of developing and maintaining their business operations and customer engagement in a constantly evolving digital space. The key question is how to successfully deploy digital marketing strategies. What are techniques that companies need to master to make effective use of digital marketing? This module empowers students with skills and knowledge needed to work as a digital marketing professional after graduation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Dissertation for ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM100Full year7NoNo

          Dissertation for Management

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Dr Pietro Panzarasa

          Description: The dissertation forms an important part of the assessment of the MSc Management Programme, carrying a weighting of four modules (60 credits), 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.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Dissertation for International Financial ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM101Full year7NoNo

          Dissertation for International Financial Management

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Dr Deven Bathia

          Description: The dissertation requires a demonstration of the 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.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Research Methods for AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUSM143Semester 27NoNo

          Research Methods for Accounting

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Evisa Mitrou

          Description: The module will provide a foundation in Research Methods for students for their dissertations. It will instruct them in how to prepare a research proposal, to draw out objectives of research, to undertake literature reviews and to assess suitable research methods to use. The course covers both qualitative methods such as case studies, questionnaires, surveys and interview techniques and an introduction to quantitative methods and data analysis. By the end of the course students should be able to prepare a research proposal.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Research Methods for Human Resources ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM144Semester 27NoNo

          Research Methods for Human Resources Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Mark Williams

          Description: The nature of business and management/ human resource management research and business techniques is explored to build knowledge, skills and expertise to undertake a successful MSc dissertation. Fundamentals of business management/HR research help design relevant and rigorous dissertation projects through suitable quantitative and/or qualitative research methods techniques. The entire research process from finding a research question to the results including the write-up is developed. The dissertation will also provide the fundaments for future research projects in academia and different business contexts.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Research Methods for ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM145Semester 27NoNo

          Research Methods for Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Martin Laffin

          Description: Research Methods introduces you to the main approaches and strategies in research methods so that you develop a strong understanding of how social scientists search for and test out evidence in their disciplines. In this way it will help you to develop a critical approach to questions of evidence during your studies and specifically prepare you to work on your dissertation. The lectures will cover issues of research design, searching and reviewing the literatures on topics, and the requirements for research at this level. You will also be given guidance on how to devise research proposals and write dissertations.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Social and Sustainable InnovationBusiness and ManagementBUSM146Semester 27NoNo

          Social and Sustainable Innovation

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Yasser Bhatti

          Description: Environmental pollution, inequality or climate change, have driven an increasing need and demand for products or services that contribute value through enhancing environmental performance or alleviating social issues. Thinking critically about the role of innovation in social justice and sustainable development is the goal by providing a rigorous conceptual understanding of various perspectives of emerging models of innovation, such as sustainable, social, frugal, reverse, grassroots, and inclusive innovation along with the practical challenges of managing these approaches.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON4067Full year4NoNo

          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (b)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Lihong Wei
          Overlap: CON4062
          Prerequisite: None

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

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture IILanguages Linguistics and FilmCON5060Full year5NoYes

          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture II

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Lihong Wei
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          QMUL Model Available to: All students

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to reflect on socio-cultural values and skills within diverse cultural and global contexts.

          Description: Designed for students who have an interest in Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture.
          The module emphasises the global importance of Mandarin Chinese language and culture and is intended for low intermediate learners. It develops students' ability to operate practically and effectively in the target language .

          The challenge of learning a language develops the greater cultural and political awareness, which is a crucial aspect of being an educated 'global citizen'.
          The overall aims for this Module are to help students to develop a growing foundation in Mandarin Chinese language alongside an ability to communicate in a confident and competent manner.
          The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic listening and reading material against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH_SLF
          Corporate Law and GovernanceBusiness and ManagementBUS329Semester 26YesYes

          Corporate Law and Governance

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Min Yan

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking
          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to how they can help to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning.
          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.
          • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.

          Description: This module aims to cover some of the main issues and fundamental principles which underlie corporate law and governance. The module examines the nature of the company and its legal personality; what goes on behind the corporate veil; the function of different company organs; constitutional matters; corporate management; directors¿ duties; shareholders' remedies with particular emphasis on minority shareholders¿ protection; and the main theories and principles of corporate governance. The focus is UK company law.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_6_A
          Macroeconomics Modelling and PolicyBusiness and ManagementBUS330Semester 16YesYes

          Macroeconomics Modelling and Policy

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BUS260

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.
          • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.

          Description: In this course we will focus on theories and applications of economic growth and income inequality, unemployment and inflation and tested using modern applied econometrics methods. Students will be able to address questions popular in the new empirical macroeconomic literature such as what causes a nation¿s economic activity to fluctuate, what causes unemployment, what are the new empirics of global income inequality, inflation, and unemployment, and what are the spatial distributions of economic growth and inequality across the world?

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_6_A
          International Reward ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM049Semester 27NoNo

          International Reward Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Maria Koumenta

          Description: Reward management is one of the key components of human resource management. It is one of the most sensitive and problematic areas of people management that poses additional issues when cast in an international setting. The course starts by giving students a theoretical grounding before applying this knowledge to issues such as payment systems, executive compensation, equal pay, payment structures and pay negotiations. These issues are examined from an organisational and international perspective with topical case studies and practical examples.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Managerial EconomicsBusiness and ManagementBUSM051Semester 17NoNo

          Managerial Economics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mrs Caterina Gennaioli

          Description: Managerial Economics applies microeconomics to problems confronting decision-making within firms, and covers how to tie and apply economic thinking to current events and policy debates that are relevant to businesses. The topics concern key aspects of the functioning of markets, including the role of prices, interdependence and elasticities, as well as market failures, the impact of non-competitive market structures, focusing on the case of oligopoly, pricing decisions, including quantity discounts and different types of market segmentation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Financial ReportingBusiness and ManagementBUSM054Semester 17NoNo

          Financial Reporting

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Sean Mccartney

          Description: This module examines the financial reporting of companies, and how such reporting can be analysed to evaluate performance. No prior knowledge of accounting is assumed: students learn how accounts are constructed and analysed, then examine the impact of selected issues on the reported numbers e.g. the reporting of intangible assets; and the treatment of share options used to reward management. The module takes a global perspective and refers largely to the regulatory regime of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Understanding Consumer BehaviourBusiness and ManagementBUSM058Semester 17NoNo

          Understanding Consumer Behaviour

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Stephan Dickert

          Description: All marketing action is aimed at consumers. Without an understanding of the consumer the application of marketing tools is unlikely to yield the desired outcomes. This module develops a useful, conceptual understanding of consumer and market behaviour as a main consideration in marketing. The course offers a brief introduction into consumer research and then focuses on an understanding of the consumer from a mainly psychological perspective. Overall, the course provides frameworks that enable students to address the issue of understanding consumers responsibly, systematically, and creatively.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Strategic AnalysisBusiness and ManagementBUSM147Semester 17NoNo

          Strategic Analysis

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Georg Von Graevenitz

          Description: This module will explore various theoretical approaches used to explain what markets managers choose to compete within, why and how. We will begin by examining the "traditional"" competitive positioning and resource-based views, and critically evaluate these analytical approaches and their appropriateness in an increasingly networked, globalised, digitised and fluid competitive environment. The module will then provide an overview of the emerging literature on the application and use of big data and data analytics within organisations. "

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Leadership in the Social and Public SectorsBusiness and ManagementBUSM149Semester 27NoNo

          Leadership in the Social and Public Sectors

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Patrick Mcgurk

          Description: This module will investigate leadership in the social and public sectors from theoretical and practical perspectives. The module explores established and new paradigms of leadership at all levels in social and public organisations, characterised by their tendency to operate in politically- and/or resource-constrained environments. Students will reflect critically on relevant research, and apply their insights to real social and/or public organisational cases. The process of understanding and challenging leadership practises will also contribute to students' employability and personal development.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc International Human Resource Management & EmploBusiness and ManagementBUSM156Full year7NoNo

          Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc International Human Resource Management & Emplo

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Dr Elena Doldor

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Advanced Gas TurbinesEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN427Semester 27NoNo

          Advanced Gas Turbines

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take DEN306

          Description: 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 for the first six weeks. In the last 5 weeks (weeks8-12) the lectures will cover the Land-Based Power-Generation Systems (gas turbine based, steam turbine based and combined cycle based), the use of steam tables for steam engine performance calculation. Power Plant Performance Analysis and Optimisation and mechanical aspects of turbomachinery design.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Biomedical Engineering in UrologyEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN430Semester 17NoNo

          Biomedical Engineering in Urology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Martin Knight

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 4: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Company ValuationBusiness and ManagementBUS331Semester 26YesYes

          Company Valuation

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Alain Wouassom

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically reflective approach to how they have developed their subject, work-based and generic skills to support networking.Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to how they can help to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning.

          Description: 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. 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 should relate to realistic estimates of cash flows and uncertainties faced.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          NetworkingSBM_6_A
          Corporate Governance and AccountabilityBusiness and ManagementBUS334Semester 26NoYes

          Corporate Governance and Accountability

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Didem Gundogdu

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.Students will be able to model a holistic approach to knowledge which draws on a range of appropriate disciplines.
          • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.

          Description: This module will commence with the evolution of corporate governance and its central focus on the risk management and agency gap, which theoretically and practically explores the differences between the demands of investors and behaviour of senior management. This narrow concept of corporate governance for 'investors' will be contrasted with a broader perspective which focuses on how to reconcile managerial interests with a wider group of stakeholders. Students will consider how corporate governance regulation and legislation has evolved and explore the differences between rules and principles-based systems of corporate governance.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_6_A
          International AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUSM059Semester 27NoNo

          International Accounting

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ishani Chandrasekara Mudiyanselage
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BUSM054

          Description: The module will provide students with an understanding of the nature of accounting practices in an international context. With respect to accounting it emphasises the importance of a country's culture, social and economic, legal and political environment in determining the nature of the rules and regulations, which governs its financial reporting practices. In this respect, the problems of financial reporting diversity across countries as a result of the increasing internationalisation of business are explored.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Corporate GovernanceBusiness and ManagementBUSM060Semester 27NoNo

          Corporate Governance

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Didem Gundogdu

          Description: This module examines the role and duties of corporate managers, goals of corporate activities, and interests in which corporations should run through debates by introducing students to key topics in corporate governance theory. Research and practice enables them to criticise relevant academic literature to develop the ability to suggest potential areas for development. Developments in early 21st century European corporate governance, corporate governance theory, regulatory frameworks, share/stakeholders, family-owned firms, institutional investors, socially responsible investments, and board of directors are explored.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Experiments for Business and AnalyticsBusiness and ManagementBUSM160Semester 27NoNo

          Experiments for Business and Analytics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Georg Von Graevenitz

          Description: This compulsory module is taught in Semester 2 building on statistical methods in Data Analytics module in Semester 1. The module introduces students to the problem of causal inference, theories of causality and causal effects empirical methods. The focus is on randomised controlled trials in similar settings. Students learn about different econometric techniques to identify causal effects and their strengths and weaknesses. Data collection and organisation of real or natural experiments, data analysis and reporting results to non-specialists is covered.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Funding and Financing in the Creative and Cultural IndustriesBusiness and ManagementBUSM161Semester 27NoNo

          Funding and Financing in the Creative and Cultural Industries

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Tarek Virani

          Description: This module focuses on the theory and practise of funding and financing in the creative and cultural sector ( including the heritage sector). The module will give students a grounding in the landscape of funding and financing streams as well as technical aspects of understanding the organisational and legal frameworks that exist in the creative and cultural sector.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Heritage: History, Theory and PracticeBusiness and ManagementBUSM162Semester 17NoNo

          Heritage: History, Theory and Practice

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Edward Legon

          Description: This module will provide the theoretical basis for understanding heritage from a range of cross-disciplinary perspectives. It will address the relationships between heritage, history, and memory in theory and practice, exploring heritage on personal and collective scales, the politics of heritage, and the materiality of heritage sites and objects alongside intangible heritage in the form of testimony and stories. The module will explore the ways in which different understandings of heritage inform practice in the heritage sector, from community archives and heritage projects to museums, historic-houses, and palaces.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          History of Cultural IndustriesBusiness and ManagementBUSM163Semester 17NoNo

          History of Cultural Industries

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Amitabh Rai

          Description: BUSM163 focuses on the social and economic history of cultural production networks in different historical and global contexts through overlapping histories of media technologies, organisational form, accumulation strategies, and value generating activities. This module concerns the History of Culture Industries, a sector of which has become heritage management. This optional module gives students a grounding in the 19th and 20th century developments of the cultural sector and its analysis through into dynamics of class, gender, sexuality, race, and ecology as they relate to the emergence of the CIAO sector.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Computational Fluid DynamicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM010Semester 27NoNo

          Computational Fluid Dynamics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ahmed Ismail

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          RoboticsEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM011Semester 27NoNo

          Robotics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa

          Description: The module introduces robotics as an integral part of modern automation, provides an introductory insight into the engineering design and application of robot manipulator systems. It also provides an understanding of kinematics, dynamics and trajectory planning of robotic manipulators, actuators and sensors, principles and roles in robotics. It introduces various aspects of robot modelling and control and problems encountered in robot programming and their remedies.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Advanced Environmental EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM012Semester 27NoNo

          Advanced Environmental Engineering

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Peter Wormleaton

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Business to Business and Relationship MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUS335Semester 26NoYes

          Business to Business and Relationship Marketing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contact - Dept Of Business Management

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.Students will be able to model a holistic approach to knowledge which draws on a range of appropriate disciplines.

          Description: BUS335 is a compulsory module for students on the BSc Marketing and Management and is not available to students on other programmes. The module continues to develop students' knowledge and understanding of marketing theory and practice, but specifically those that relate to organisationals rather than consumers. Three themes are considered: organisational buying, industrial services and relationship marketing. By the end of the module, students will be able to work with all three themes and analyse problems using material from all three themes.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Multi- and inter-disciplinaritySBM_6_A
          Business ComputingBusiness and ManagementBUS337Semester 26NoYes

          Business Computing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contact - Dept Of Business Management

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.

          Description: This module will 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-business, e-government, IT planning, development and evaluation. The module will then cover more contemporary aspects such as business intelligence, data analytics, mobile computing and the crowd economy.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          International perspectivesSBM_6_A
          Advanced Management AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUSM067Semester 27NoNo

          Advanced Management Accounting

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Owolabi Bakre

          Description: This course examines the role played by management accounting information in organisational control and decision making to develop a critical understanding of the management accounting roles in organisations. Contemporary issues in management accounting (e.g. total quality management/accounting systems; Customer profitability analysis/customer accounting; Responsibility accounting, financial performance measures, transfer prices, Measuring non-financial performance and the balanced scorecard) are analysed. Perspectives of accounting management control are explained. Contemporary approaches of management control theories related to current global practices of management accounting are contrasted.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Organisational BehaviourBusiness and ManagementBUSM069Semester 17NoNo

          Organisational Behaviour

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Maria Adamson

          Description: This module will provide an in-depth understanding of the broad range of theory, research, and practice in organisational behaviour for the adoption of appropriate policies and leadership styles. This will include understanding individual differences, motivational factors, and group dynamics which can mediate the functioning of an organisation. The module will analyse a range of case studies to illuminate the different work patterns, practices and behaviours both at individual, group and organisational levels.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Accounting for Business ModelsBusiness and ManagementBUSM070Semester 17NoNo

          Accounting for Business Models

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Sukhdev Johal

          Description: This module conceptualises 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 capitalisation) 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 organisations.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Accounting and Value ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM071Semester 27NoNo

          Accounting and Value Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Colin Haslam

          Description: This module is about how value is managed within different sectors: private, public and non-profits. In the private sector the focus is with value creation and capture to extract cash and a return on capital. In contrast the value management problem in the public sector is framed as one of value for money (VFM) and in not for profits 'values' management. Both public and not for profits are converging towards a private sector management approach to resource stewardship.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Managing Heritages at Historic Royal PalacesBusiness and ManagementBUSM164Full year7NoNo

          Managing Heritages at Historic Royal Palaces

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof John Davis

          Description: Academic rigour and applied professional theory introduces students to the actual practice of heritage management at historically renowned sites and coordinated by Historic Royal Palace's Programme Director with masterclass sessions by other specialists from within HRP. Possible visits to heritage organisations are planned. A combination of classroom-based discussion from readings, site visits and Masterclasses with HRP staff will take a `critical practice¿ approach connecting QMUL compulsory module themes to HRP case studies.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Organising in the Creative and Cultural IndustriesBusiness and ManagementBUSM165Semester 17NoNo

          Organising in the Creative and Cultural Industries

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Amitabh Rai

          Description: Explores the multiple organisational forms in the creative and cultural industries to give students critical and practical tools to organise in the creative economies. Rooted in the ethical mission of the School of Business and Management, the organising methods and organisational forms and behaviours common and emergent in the creative industries and cultural sector will be explored through an interdisciplinary understanding of creative ecologies and their political and economic networks.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Professional Practice in Heritage ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM166Full year7NoNo

          Professional Practice in Heritage Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof John Davis

          Description: HRP placement students experience four key areas of heritage management practice learning professional skills, knowledge and essential experience through engagement with sector leaders. Critical skills applied to practice areas showcases their own professional capabilities by forming networks. Students have the opportunity to present lessons learnt to professionals and academics, thus promoting career planning and employability.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Dental Science Clinical Audit ProjectDentistryDIN7094Full year7NoNo

          Dental Science Clinical Audit Project

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Dr Eleni Hagi-Pavli

          Description: This is an academic module which will involve researching and analysing the literature pertinent and relevant to dental clinical sciences. Students will be expected to use library and on-line sources and will be supported and supervised by a dedicated teacher.
          Students will undertake and complete a clinical audit and present their findings and conclusions. Students will be familiarized with the principles of clinical governance and training will be provided in designing and implementing an audit project. Students will have dedicated support and supervision and access to clinical resources.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 90.00% Dissertation
          • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Advanced Knowledge in Paediatric Dentistry IDentistryDIN7132Full year7NoNo

          Advanced Knowledge in Paediatric Dentistry I

          Credits: 45.0
          Contact: Prof Ferranti Wong

          Description: This module continues from the Basic Knowledge in Paediatric Dentistry module (DIN7131) which covers the basic knowledge required to provide dental treatments for children. The module will provide teaching on a more in-depth level in Paediatric Dentistry specifically on Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and patients with Special Needs.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Advanced Knowledge in Paediatric Dentistry IIDentistryDIN7133Full year7NoNo

          Advanced Knowledge in Paediatric Dentistry II

          Credits: 45.0
          Contact: Prof Ferranti Wong

          Description: This module covers the essentials in treating patients with medical compromised conditions and provide training on multidisciplinary approaches in providing treatments for these patients.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Dental Hard Tissues and their MicroenvironmentDentistryDIN7151Semester 27NoNo

          Dental Hard Tissues and their Microenvironment

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Paul Anderson

          Description: Mechanisms and underlying principles and of the diseases of dental hard tissue loss, including calcium phosphate chemistry, chemical interaction with acids, and protective role of salivary proteins

          How an understanding of these processes can contribute to the treatment, restoration, and ultimately prevention of these diseases.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Minimally Invasive DentistryDentistryDIN7152Semester 17NoNo

          Minimally Invasive Dentistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Aylin Baysan

          Description: The underlying biochemical and physicochemical mechanisms of clinical dental prevention methods

          How protective mechanisms against hard dental tissues diseases exist in the oral environment and how these can be used to prevent the disease.

          The progress of hard dental tissue diseases and learn about existing and novel detection methods.

          How novel biomaterials are developed mimicking oral environment.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Firm Governance and Strategy in the Institution ContextBusiness and ManagementBUS338Semester 16NoYes

          Firm Governance and Strategy in the Institution Context

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Martha Prevezer
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS211

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.Students will be able to model a holistic approach to knowledge which draws on a range of appropriate disciplines.
          • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.Students will be able to demonstrate evidence of a personal ethic which is informed by a critical awareness of diverse cultural and global contexts.

          Description: This is an elective third year module for undergraduates enrolled in the BSc Business and Management, BSc Accounting and Management, BSc Marketing and Management. It introduces students to the concepts of governance and institutions and to the coevolution of governance, firm strategy and institutions. It explores this theme for both developed countries and emerging markets, and over the historical period of the twentieth century to the present day.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_6_A
          Financial Institutions ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS339Semester 16NoYes

          Financial Institutions Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Alain Wouassom

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.

          Description: The Financial System offers a unique analysis of the risks faced by investors and savers, governments and companies interacting through financial markets, as well as strategies that can be adopted for controlling and managing risks. Special emphasis is put on new areas of operations in financial markets their characteristics and how the participants in these markets manage risks and maximise their perceived utility.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          International perspectivesSBM_6_A
          Financial Markets and InstitutionsBusiness and ManagementBUSM072Semester 17NoNo

          Financial Markets and Institutions

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ni Peng

          Description: This module will compare the forms and functions of various financial markets, and develop an understanding of how financial managers use these markets to attain corporate goals. This module will also analyse various sophisticated and complex financial instruments used, and establish a framework of how different forms of financial institutions operate to manage financial risks. In addition, it will discuss the framework of financial regulation and the functions of central banks.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Economics of DevelopmentBusiness and ManagementBUSM073Semester 27NoNo

          Economics of Development

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Roxana Belinda Gutierrez-Romero

          Description: This course introduces contemporary theories and the empirical literature of the economics of developing countries with specific reference to public policy delivery. The course will address the problems with public policy delivery in developing countries and what solutions and strategies have been identified in the literature. The course will deal with debates such as centralised and decentralised delivery methods, political economy issues of corruption and state capture, and the role of incentives among politicians and bureaucrats in service delivery.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Leadership SeminarBusiness and ManagementBUSM167Full year7NoNo

          Leadership Seminar

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Dr Edward Legon

          Description: This module consists of professional development seminars within the theme of creative industries and cultural sector leadership. The seminars, delivered by diverse professionals and practitioners from these sectors, will provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and will inspire new thinking and develop practical behaviour changes. The seminar series is also designed to bring together students on the CIAO and Heritage Management MAs, and to encourage both cohorts to cross-fertilise knowledge and understanding of sector leadership.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Dissertation in Heritage ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM168Full year7NoNo

          Dissertation in Heritage Management

          Credits: 45.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: This important module requires a demonstration of ability to carry out an original investigation into an issue of interest relevant to the content of the MA Heritage Management. The process should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising/analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication. Students are guided through the dissertation process by one or more supervisor/s (including HRP academics). To prepare them for the dissertation, students are required to take the compulsory Research Design & Methods module (GEG7135).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Dissertation in Creative Industries and Arts OrganisationBusiness and ManagementBUSM169Full year7NoNo

          Dissertation in Creative Industries and Arts Organisation

          Credits: 45.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: The dissertation is one third of the entire MSc Programme requiring a demonstration of ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. The process should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication. An investigation in the Creative Industries and Arts Organisation is required. Supervisors guide work conducted as part of the Professional Practice in Creative Industries and Arts Organisation module and the Applied Methods Masterclass (AMM is a prerequisite).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Applied Methods (Master Class)Business and ManagementBUSM170Semester 27NoNo

          Applied Methods (Master Class)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Amitabh Rai

          Description: This module focuses on the relevant methods of analysis and applied research into the organisation history of the creative industries. What are the interdisciplinary methods that generate innovation and leadership in the creative industries and arts and cultural sector, and which methods are more or less appropriate for engaging these different sectors of society? This module will provide students key methodological knowledge to be able to engage critically with creative industries practice and organisation, and prepares students to undertake dissertation and practice-based projects in the third semester.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture II (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON5061Full year5YesYes

          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture II (a)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Lihong Wei
          Overlap: CON5066
          Prerequisite: None

          QMUL Model Available to: All students

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to reflect on socio-cultural values and skills within diverse cultural and global contexts.

          Description: Designed for students who have an interest in Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture. The module emphasises the global importance of Mandarin Chinese language and culture and is intended for low intermediate learners. It develops students' ability to operate practically and effectively in the target language . The challenge of learning a language develops the greater cultural and political awareness, which is a crucial aspect of being an educated 'global citizen'. The overall aims for this Module are to help students to develop a growing foundation in Mandarin Chinese language alongside an ability to communicate in a confident and competent manner. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic listening and reading material against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH_SLF
          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture II (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON5062Full year5YesYes

          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture II (b)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Lihong Wei
          Overlap: CON5067
          Prerequisite: None

          QMUL Model Available to: All students

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to reflect on socio-cultural values and skills within diverse cultural and global contexts.Students will be able to analyse the impact of diverse cultural and global contexts upon aspects of their discipline.

          Description: Designed for students who have an interest in Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture. The module emphasises the global importance of Mandarin Chinese language and culture and is intended for intermediate learners. It develops students' ability to operate practically and effectively in the target language . The challenge of learning a language develops the greater cultural and political awareness, which is a crucial aspect of being an educated 'global citizen'. The overall aims for this Module are to help students to develop a growing foundation in Mandarin Chinese language alongside an ability to communicate in a confident and competent manner. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic listening and reading material against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH_SLF
          Financial Markets and InstitutionsBusiness and ManagementBUS340Semester 16NoYes

          Financial Markets and Institutions

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ni Peng

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking
          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          • International perspectives
          • Enterprising perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to how they can help to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning.
          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.
          • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.
          • Students will be able to critically evaluate how they have enhanced their knowledge, understanding and self-awareness of an enterprising perspective.

          Description: This module will compare the forms and functions of various financial markets, and develop an understanding of how financial managers use these markets to attain corporate goals. As increasingly complex relation between financial institutions and financial markets has evolved over a period of time, this module will also analyse various sophisticated and complex financial instruments used, and establish a framework of how different forms of financial institutions operate to manage financial risks.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectives,Enterprising perspectivesSBM_6_A
          Corporate Financial ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS341Semester 16NoYes

          Corporate Financial Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Alain Wouassom

          QMUL Model Available to: Selected students in the School of Mathematical Sciences and School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Enterprising perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to justify approaches they have taken when participating in module based enterprise projects and/or situations.Students will be able to critically evaluate how they have enhanced their knowledge, understanding and self-awareness of an enterprising perspective.

          Description: This module will help students to develop an understanding of the nature of corporate finance in terms of the sources of finance and the 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 and how this impacts on risk, equity valuations and bond financing.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Enterprising perspectivesMAT_SBM_6_S
          New Product Development and Business EcosystemsBusiness and ManagementBUSM084Semester 27NoNo

          New Product Development and Business Ecosystems

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Giuliano Maielli

          Description: Innovation is an essential drive of a firm's competitiveness. The module New Product Development and Business Ecosystems enables students to analyse innovation processes within complex ecosystems, from the definition of a new product concept to the involvement of suppliers, partners and end-users in developing new product/process architectures. Students will analyse the organisational implications and challenges deriving from the involvement of partners, supplier and end-users in new product development, through a blend of theoretical and case study based approaches.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Behavioural Finance and Decision MakingBusiness and ManagementBUSM085Semester 27NoNo

          Behavioural Finance and Decision Making

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Yaz Muradoglu

          Description: This module identifies and challenges modern theory of finance and covers major issues in behavioural finance. These include biases, which frequently occur in financial decision-making. Emphasis is on several theories of human behaviour that have policy implications in Finance. The module will use a number of research articles published in top academic journals, for a better understanding of theory and empirical regularities and will have guest speakers from International Financial institutions to familiarise students with real life applications.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Strategic ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM086Semester 17NoNo

          Strategic Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Yasser Bhatti

          Description: BUSM086 explores theoretical approaches explaining what markets managers choose to compete within, why and how. `Traditional¿ competitive positioning, resource-based views are critically evaluated for their appropriateness in an increasingly networked, globalised, digitised and fluid environment. Contemporary approaches to strategic management, such as the importance of strategy process, business ecosystems, behavioural approaches and time/timing are analysed. From a variety of organisational contexts, we assess the extent to which firm strategy models may be applied to public sector/voluntary/entrepreneurial types of organisations and firms.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Introduction to Creative Industries and Arts OrganisationBusiness and ManagementBUSM171Semester 17NoNo

          Introduction to Creative Industries and Arts Organisation

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Tarek Virani

          Description: This module explores the foundational concepts and theories of the creative industries. This module provides students with the relevant theories, conceptual tools and factual information necessary to gain an understanding of, and be able to engage critically with, the realities of managing, working and progressing within the cultural and creative industries.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Professional Practice in Creative Industries and Arts OrganisationBusiness and ManagementBUSM172Full year7NoNo

          Professional Practice in Creative Industries and Arts Organisation

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Tarek Virani

          Description: This module will compare the forms and functions of various financial markets, and develop an understanding of how financial managers use these markets to attain corporate goals. This module will also analyse various sophisticated and complex financial instruments used, and establish a framework of how different forms of financial institutions operate to manage financial risks. In addition, it will discuss the framework of financial regulation and the functions of central banks.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Corporate Social Responsibility and Business EthicsBusiness and ManagementBUSM175Semester 27NoNo

          Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Sadhvi Dar

          Description: Corporate Social Responsibility will offer students an introductory and in-depth module unpacking the sensitive relationship between corporations and issues of social justice, environmental destruction (animal, climate, pollution, ecologies) and labour rights. At a time when globalisation is perceived as a threat to international business addressing inequalities across the global North and South, this module will provide postgraduate students with indispensable knowledge about key issues facing corporations today. The module will also address both philosophical issues that include ethical theories, moral debates and social scientific perspectives as well as a grounding in real life case studies and access to a local stakeholder engagement project with charities in Tower Hamlets and Poplar. Specific modules will cover a wide-range of subjects including: '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 engagement).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Economics and Management of Sustainable EnergyEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN433Semester 27NoNo

          Economics and Management of Sustainable Energy

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Stuart Peters

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Renewable Energy SourcesEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN438Semester 17YesNo

          Renewable Energy Sources

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Huasheng Wang

          Description: The module aims to equip students with an appreciation of the global energy scene and the impacts of energy production and consumption on the environment. The module provide the students with an understanding of the origin and nature of various renewable/sustainable energy resources, the assessment of their ability to meet our future energy demands, and the design of renewable energy systems.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Engineering ChemistryEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN4401Semester 14NoNo

          Engineering Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Joseph Briscoe

          Description: In this module we build a basic understanding of physical and organic chemistry relevant to chemical Engineering, with particular emphasis on atomic and molecular structure, molecular shape, and chemical bonding. It further builds an understanding of organic chemistry and organic reaction mechanisms with an appreciation for the influence of acids, bases and pH.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Student Centred Learning for Chemical EngineersEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN4402Full year4NoNo

          Student Centred Learning for Chemical Engineers

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Edo Boek

          Description: This module provides the essential scientific, practical and design skills for Chemical Engineers. The module material is delivered by means of a combination of brief lectures, hands-on lab sessions, design exercises and group-based problem based learning tasks.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 15.00% Practical
          • Item 5: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          Startups and IncubatorsBusiness and ManagementBUS342Semester 26NoYes

          Startups and Incubators

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Joanne Zhang

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          • International perspectives
          • Enterprising perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.Students will be able to model a holistic approach to knowledge which draws on a range of appropriate disciplines.
          • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.Students will be able to demonstrate evidence of a personal ethic which is informed by a critical awareness of diverse cultural and global contexts.
          • Students will be able to justify approaches they have taken when participating in module based enterprise projects and/or situations.Students will be able to critically evaluate how they have enhanced their knowledge, understanding and self-awareness of an enterprising perspective.

          Description: Sometime in your lives, many students will be involved in managing an entrepreneurial venture either within an existing business (intrapreneurship) or through a start-up (entrepreneurship). This module introduces concepts, theories and practices that are shaping our thinking about creating and building new ventures in a fast-moving environment. It addresses strategic (what kind of business model do we need) and practical issues (how to write a business plan designed to win funding and prepare the enterprise for launch).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectives,Enterprising perspectivesSBM_6_A
          Brand ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM026Semester 27NoNo

          Brand Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contact - Dept Of Business Management

          Description: This module takes a critical approach to Brand Management, reviewing key concepts through case studies. In so doing, it approaches the field of branding through global and comparative perspectives while interrograting key concepts through intercultural vantage points.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          International Business StrategyBusiness and ManagementBUSM089Semester 27NoNo

          International Business Strategy

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Roman Matousek

          Description: The module aims to introduce students to concepts and practices related to managing in a globally volatile, complex, dynamic environment within which organisations, national and international institutions and individuals interact. The elective is designed to be an advanced global strategic management course presenting material that is highly contemporary. This course provides balanced global strategic insights along with proven practical business frameworks and prepares you to respond quickly to today¿s challenging global environment.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          World Economy and DevelopmentBusiness and ManagementBUSM090Semester 17NoNo

          World Economy and Development

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contact - Dept Of Business Management

          Description: This module examines processes of economic `globalisation¿ and changes in international business over time. The focus is on the multinational firm in the context of trends in the world economy since the 1970s. It provides a critical and comparative perspective on the nature and scope of international business, theories of international trade and its regulation, and conceptualisations of global supply chains. It uses sector and country case studies to encourage an applied understanding of differentiated political-economic relationships, processes and outcomes.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Global Supply Chain ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM091Semester 27NoNo

          Global Supply Chain Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Elena Baglioni

          Description: As firms outsource a growing portion of their activities and functions, they become one element of a multifaceted process of value creation and capture that cut across firms' and states' borders: the supply chain. The study of global supply chains and their management looks at this scattered environment: the linkages and relationships among firms and other actors. It focuses on how leading firms drive this complexity in multiple ways, and shift costs to other firms increasing competitive pressures among them.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Advanced Tissue MechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7311Semester 27NoNo

          Advanced Tissue Mechanics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Himadri Gupta
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MAT4003

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 65.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Advanced Spacecraft Design: Manoeuvring and Orbital MechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7335Semester 17NoNo

          Advanced Spacecraft Design: Manoeuvring and Orbital Mechanics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take DEN6335
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN4121 and take DEN4108

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Membrane Science and TechnologyEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7401Semester 17NoNo

          Membrane Science and Technology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: Conventional separation processes account for 40-70% of both the capital and operating costs in industry. Membrane processes are often used to concentrate and purify both aqueous and organic liquid solutions as well as gases. Membrane based separations are spread in various industries such as pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, wastewater treatment and desalination. Membrane science has experienced a significant growth in recent years. Membranes are able to separate molecules with no phase change requiring a great deal less energy than thermal processes. Membrane separation is listed among the Top 5 technologies contributing to the sustainability of industrial production. Hence, it is of great importance to add Membrane Science and Technology in the toolbox of chemical engineering graduates.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Biomedical Engineering in UrologyEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM016Semester 17NoNo

          Biomedical Engineering in Urology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Martin Knight

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 4: 10.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Advanced Combustion in Reciprocating EnginesEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM021Semester 27NoNo

          Advanced Combustion in Reciprocating Engines

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Mohamed Adjali

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Advanced Gas TurbinesEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM022Semester 27NoNo

          Advanced Gas Turbines

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Economics and Management of Sustainable EnergyEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM023Semester 27NoNo

          Economics and Management of Sustainable Energy

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Stuart Peters

          Description: This module describes the global energy scene including a historical review of energy supply and demand trends, fossil fuels and climate change, what is renewable energy and a review of sustainable energy sources. It describes Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, accounting and management principles, the free market structure, cartels, barriers to entry, and example applications in the energy field. Applications related to energy vectors and technologies for power plants are included. Policy and climate change issues are discussed, including the emissions regulations. A thermo-economic analysis of various conventional and renewable power plants and their components is included.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Multinationals and Global BusinessBusiness and ManagementBUSM028Semester 27NoNo

          Multinationals and Global Business

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Thomas Kemeny

          Description: This is a core course which is compulsory for students in the MSc in International Business ; it is an optional course to other Masters programmes in SBM. It aims to introduce students to central debates about the relationship between global economic integration (globalisation) and economic development, highlighting the role played by multinational enterprises. Students are introduced to central themes and theories of international integration and its impacts, and to core ideas of why there are multinationals, and what their economic impacts are. Location and distance, and the costs therein are strong themes throughout the module, as they play central role in structuring both the actions of multinationals and larger patterns of economic activity.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Corporate Finance for ManagersBusiness and ManagementBUSM030Semester 17NoNo

          Corporate Finance for Managers

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Sushanta Mallick

          Description: By studying this module, students would be able to gain understanding of the following topics:¿ How to carry out valuation of real investment projects;¿ Calculating return and risk, cost of capital;¿ Interrelationship between real investment and financial decisions of the firm: capital structure, dividend policy, financial distress and bankruptcy;¿ International financial management: transfer pricing, international taxation, mergers and acquisitions, and optimal investment decisions

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          International Macroeconomics and FinanceBusiness and ManagementBUSM041Semester 17NoNo

          International Macroeconomics and Finance

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Brigitte Granville

          Description: International macroeconomics and finance is a new area of open economy macroeconomics. This module: 1. Offers an overview of international monetary economics and finance. 2. Explain how monetary policy and fiscal policy interact to gather the dynamics of sovereign external debt and their financing. 3. Stress the importance of coordinated macroeconomic and financial policies. 4. The theory and the insights provided by this module relate to current policy issues.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Evidence-based Human Resource ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM136Semester 27NoNo

          Evidence-based Human Resource Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Robert Briner

          Description: This module focuses on a practical project to provide participants with a hands-on experience of using different types of evidence and information to identify real HRM problems and their potential solutions. Evidence-based practice approaches consider a broad range of sources of information and crucially develop skills around critical appraisal in order to judge the trustworthiness of information. The learner develops skills related to collecting relevant information of different types (including scientific evidence, organisational data, professional expertise and stakeholder perspectives and values).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Introduction to Marketing ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM137Semester 17NoNo

          Introduction to Marketing Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Ms Zahra Sharifonnasabi

          Description: This module provides an outlook on marketing as a sub-discipline of management studies. It offers students (MSc in Management and Management and Organisational Innovation) a theoretical foundation of marketing concepts (e.g., consumer behaviour, pricing, product management, branding) and different ways that these concepts can be integrated within the broader field of management. Special emphasis is given to understanding practical implications of marketing and consumer behaviour theories.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Leadership Skills for Business AnalyticsBusiness and ManagementBUSM139Semester 17NoNo

          Leadership Skills for Business Analytics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Maxine Robertson

          Description: The module will familiarise students with the fundamentals of effective leadership in analytical initiatives/project teams including the difference between leading and managing initiatives/projects, dealing with resistance, knowledge hoarding and different stakeholder interests, transactional versus transformational leadership, inspiring peers and subordinates effective communication, trust and knowledge sharing within and across teams and other stakeholders, presenting and pitching concepts and results, managing the organisational synergy of a team and dealing with acceleration and over-acceleration in analytical projects.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Properties of Dental Materials/Processing Methods IIDentistryDIN7009Semester 27NoNo

          Properties of Dental Materials/Processing Methods II

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Mangala Patel

          Description: This is a core module delivered in the Master of Sciences (MSc) in Dental Technology and Dental Materials (the latter jointly accommodated by the Institute of Dentistry, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the School of Engineering and Materials Science). This module is designed to ensure students gain in depth knowledge of the composition and essential properties (eg physical, chemical and biological) of clinical dental materials based on metals, ceramics/glasses, and polymers. Application of clinical dental materials and appropriate processing techniques are also thoroughly examined.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Fundamentals of Research MethodsDentistryDIN7011Full year7NoNo

          Fundamentals of Research Methods

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Peter Tomlins

          Description: This module is divided into two components: research process (including methods and ethics) and basic statistics. Students will learn about the research stages including conducting literature searches, setting research questions, selecting study designs and research methods, drafting research protocols and seeking ethical approval delivered in the form of lectures and practical seminars. The basic statistics component will introduce students to medical statistics and common statistical tests delivered in lectures.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Molecular Organisation of the Eukaryotic CellDentistryDIN7021Semester 17NoNo

          Molecular Organisation of the Eukaryotic Cell

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Angray Kang

          Description: Eukaryotic cell structure. Cytoskeleton. Extracellular Matrix. DNA, RNA to Protein. Transcription & Translation. Cell Receptors and Cell Signalling. Cell cycle.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Techniques in Cell and Molecular BiologyDentistryDIN7022Full year7NoNo

          Techniques in Cell and Molecular Biology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Angray Kang

          Description: Antibody Discovery and Applications. Bioinformatics. Cell Culture. Fixation and Processing. Immunocytochemistry. Immunofluorescence. Staining. Molecular Biology. Proteomics. Stereology

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Biology of Oral TissuesDentistryDIN7023Semester 17NoNo

          Biology of Oral Tissues

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Angray Kang

          Description: Anti-microbial peptides. Structure and function of oral mucosa. Bone pathologies. Cell biology of bone. Cytoskeleton. Desmosomes and cell attachment. Introduction to stem cells. Oral defence mechanisms.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 40.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Oral MicrobiologyDentistryDIN7153Full year7NoNo

          Oral Microbiology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Robert Allaker

          Description: The complex relationship between the resident oral microflora and the host in both health and disease.

          The key issues that determine whether the microflora at a particular site within the oral cavity will have a beneficial or adverse relationship with the host.

          How an understanding of these processes can contribute to the treatment and prevention of oral diseases with a microbial aetiology.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Introduction to Oral BiologyDentistryDIN7156Semester 17NoNo

          Introduction to Oral Biology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Simon Rawlinson

          Description: This module is an academic module focussing primarily on the introduction to the basic and clinical sciences of the dental hard and soft tissues and the biochemical processes processes relevant of Oral Biology. It will be conducted in the form of 12 seminars of 3 hour duration, and 6 research seminars. The major topics include:
          Tooth development and mechanisms driving formation
          Structure of enamel
          Structure of dentine
          Structure of bone
          Structure of the periodontal ligament
          Dental anomalies

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Marketing Group Project Involving an External OrganisationBusiness and ManagementBUS347Semester 16NoYes

          Marketing Group Project Involving an External Organisation

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Evangelos Markopoulos
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you should gain an average mark of between 65 and 100 from BUS226

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically reflective approach to how they have developed their subject, work-based and generic skills to support networking.Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to how they can help to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning.

          Description: BUS347: elective module (15 credit - Level 6) for BSc in Marketing and Management. A semi-structured module that provides realistic experience of the work environment for marketing staff in various sectors, via a marketing group project for an external organisation. BUS347 is open to students who 1) pass BUS226 Strategic Marketing in Y2 with overall module mark of 65%+, 2) achieve an average mark of 60%+ across all Y2 module assessments, and 3) are not registered for the Dissertation module.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          NetworkingSBM_6_A
          Dissertation for International HRM & Employment RelationsBusiness and ManagementBUSM102Full year7NoNo

          Dissertation for International HRM & Employment Relations

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Ms Cathrine Seierstad

          Description: The dissertation requires a demonstration of ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. The process should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication. An investigation of an issue relevant to the content of the Programme of which it forms a component will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor. Students are required to take the compulsory Research Methods module.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Dissertation for International BusinessBusiness and ManagementBUSM103Full year7NoNo

          Dissertation for International Business

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Prof Brigitte Granville

          Description: The dissertation forms an important part of the assessment of the MSc International Business Programme, carrying a weighting of four modules (60 credits), 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.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Dissertation for Accounting and ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM105Full year7NoNo

          Dissertation for Accounting and Management

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Dr Evisa Mitrou

          Description: 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 an Advisor. 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:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON4061Semester 24YesYes

          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (a)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Lihong Wei
          Overlap: CON4066
          Prerequisite: None

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to discuss socio-cultural values and practices with others.

          Description: Designed for students who have an interest in Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture. The module emphasises the global importance of Mandarin Chinese language and culture and is intended for beginner learners. It develops students' ability to operate practically and effectively in the target language . The challenge of learning a language develops the greater cultural and political awareness, which is a crucial aspect of being an educated 'global citizen'. The overall aims for this Module are to help students to develop a sound foundation in Mandarin Chinese language alongside an ability to communicate in a confident and competent manner. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic listening and reading material against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          International perspectives
          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON4062Full year4YesYes

          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (b)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Lihong Wei
          Overlap: CON4067
          Prerequisite: None

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to discuss socio-cultural values and practices with others.

          Description: Designed for students who have an interest in Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture. The module emphasises the global importance of Mandarin Chinese language and culture and is intended for students with a basic user knowledge of the language. It develops the ability of students to operate practically and effectively in the target language . The challenge of learning a language develops the greater cultural and political awareness, which is a crucial aspect of being an educated 'global citizen'. The overall aims for this Module are to help students to develop a sound foundation in Mandarin Chinese language alongside an ability to communicate in a confident and competent manner. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic listening and reading material against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          International perspectives
          Quantitative AnalyticsBusiness and ManagementBUS260Semester 25NoNo

          Quantitative Analytics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Eun-Seok Kim
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BUS005 or take BUS135

          Description: This module aims to improve students¿ ability to apply modern decision-making techniques and statistical methods to decision making. While this module provides an underpinning and understanding of advanced analytical and computational methodologies, it is also a practical module which uses Excel to illustrate how to apply the methodologies introduced. This module is multidisciplinary with links to accounting, economics, finance, marketing and operations management.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Fundamentals of Financial AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUS261Semester 15NoNo

          Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ishani Chandrasekara Mudiyanselage

          Description: The module will provide students with an explanation of the nature of accounting practices with respect to financial accounting. In this respect, the format of the module is designed to show the fundamentals and principles of financial accounting and the many uses of accounting data. The focus then moves to decision-making through examples such as the `double entry equation¿, and from an output (the primary financial statements) perspective.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Creative Brand MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUS348Semester 16NoYes

          Creative Brand Marketing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Dimitrios Dousios

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking
          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to how they can help to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning.
          • Students will be able to model a holistic approach to knowledge which draws on a range of appropriate disciplines.
          • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.Students will be able to demonstrate evidence of a personal ethic which is informed by a critical awareness of diverse cultural and global contexts.

          Description: ¿Creating a true brand is one of the most powerful things any company can do to enhance its market power¿ (Elliott and Percy, 2007, preface). When a product-commodity becomes a brand, its use value is imbued with symbolic value that consumers deploy in constructing and maintaining their identities. The module draws on a diverse set of theories to understand current issues in brand management rather than merely relying on the cognitive, information-processing approach to branding.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_6_A
          Gender at WorkBusiness and ManagementBUS349Semester 26NoYes

          Gender at Work

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Chidozie Umeh

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking
          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to how they can help to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning.
          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.Students will be able to model a holistic approach to knowledge which draws on a range of appropriate disciplines.
          • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.Students will be able to demonstrate evidence of a personal ethic which is informed by a critical awareness of diverse cultural and global contexts.

          Description: This module examines how gender impacts on management and work, resulting in men¿s and women¿s differential participation across occupations and in senior positions in the private and public sectors. It critically analyses modern workplaces and the assumptions we carry into work from an intersectional and feminist perspective. The module will discuss theory as well as empirical evidence, seeking to explain persistent inequalities in relation to pay and representation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_6_A
          Dissertation for MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUSM106Full year7NoNo

          Dissertation for Marketing

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Dr Paolo Antonetti

          Description: The dissertation forms an important part of the assessment of the MSc Marketing Programme, carrying a weighting of 60 credits. The dissertation involves demonstration of ability to execute a research plan and independent investigation. The investigation can rely on primary data collected by the student, on secondary data available in the literature, or a mix of both. The dissertation will reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising information and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Financial Analysis and Management AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUSM107Semester 17NoNo

          Financial Analysis and Management Accounting

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Androniki Triantafylle

          Description: The module provides insights into how accounting is embedded in a socio-economic context and how accounting is shaped by this context. Key concepts and methods of accounting are discussed by focusing on the reporting of the financial position and 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:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Leading Organisational ChangeBusiness and ManagementBUSM108Semester 17NoNo

          Leading Organisational Change

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Stefan Krummaker

          Description: This module will investigate and discuss leading change in organisations from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Marrying theory and practice will allow students to critically reflect on organisational change processes through both a scientific and practical lens and to apply their knowledge directly to real world cases and practices. Understanding different perspectives, practices and challenges of leading change will also contribute to students' employability and their personal development. More specifically, how they can become both an effective and a responsible future contributor to organisational change.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Engineering Mechanics: StaticsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN4102Semester 24NoNo

          Engineering Mechanics: Statics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Emiliano Bilotti
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MAT102

          Description: This module provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of stress analysis for linearly elastic materials and their application to simple structures. It focuses on the behaviour of structures in particular beams and shafts, and provides underpinning knowledge for a range of analyses on applications relevant to aerospace, mechanical and medical engineering.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Engineering Mechanics: DynamicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN4108Semester 24NoNo

          Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Folashade Akinmolayan

          Description: This module provides an introduction to the modelling and analysis of one-degree-of-freedom mechanical systems. It includes analysis of the motion (kinematics) of particles. It then goes on to deal with the forces causing these motions (kinetics) by the application of Newton's laws of motion. After this methods for the solution of the differential equation describing the equation of motion and one-degree-of-freedom vibrations will be studied and this will be applied to the description of vibrations of onedegree-of-freedom mechanical systems.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          Vehicular CrashworthinessEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN411Semester 27NoNo

          Vehicular Crashworthiness

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Fabian Duddeck
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN331

          Description: The module aims to provide an in-depth description of all aspects related to the design of vehicles with respect to their crashworthiness. Here within are included technical aspects, social aspects and economical aspects, which are finally placed in the context of the total product development processes of current industries. Main parts are: history of crashworthiness, crash tests, structural aspects, material selection and modelling, numerical methods for crash, biomechanics, restraint systems and special aspects related to aerospace and automotive.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Business and HistoryBusiness and ManagementBUS262Semester 15NoNo

          Business and History

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Edward Legon

          Description: Questions examined from an East London perspective: Why does it matter that business has a history? Where did business come from? Why are things made in factories? When did business become 'global'? How did America dominate the world economy? Has America's global dominance been challenged? Has business changed how we think? How has business altered our environment? Who has criticised business? Have governments always been stakeholders in business? Has business created more problems than solved?

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Business, Society and Sustainability in LondonBusiness and ManagementBUS263Semester 25NoNo

          Business, Society and Sustainability in London

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Liam Campling

          Description: How can examining the division of labour help us investigate uneven development in East London? East London testifies to the changing division of labour, exemplified by Canary Wharf and deindustrialisation, leading to uneven development: where highly rewarded work exists alongside areas of poverty. East London has also been a part of London where migrants have built a new life. We analyse the role of business and the state in addressing this uneven development through, for example, education, housing, transport and sustainability.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Innovation and EntrepreneurshipBusiness and ManagementBUS300Semester 26YesYes

          Innovation and Entrepreneurship

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Shoutong Thomas Zhang

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          • Enterprising perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.Students will be able to model a holistic approach to knowledge which draws on a range of appropriate disciplines.
          • Students will be able to justify approaches they have taken when participating in module based enterprise projects and/or situations.Students will be able to critically evaluate how they have enhanced their knowledge, understanding and self-awareness of an enterprising perspective.

          Description: This module integrates the theory and practice of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This module has been organised as a capstone course, to be taken in the final semester of the business and management undergraduate programme. The module will draw together learning from several functional areas that students will have already covered within the programme ¿ marketing, human resources, strategy, finance etc. ¿ and place these within the larger context of innovation and entrepreneurship in organisations.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,Enterprising perspectivesSBM_6_A
          New Product DevelopmentBusiness and ManagementBUS350Semester 26NoNo

          New Product Development

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Giuliano Maielli

          Description: The module analyses the relationship between product/process innovation and the emergence of technological platforms. Drawing on current theories concerning open innovation and organisational ecologies, the module will provide students with frameworks for a systematic analysis of innovation in large firms as well as tart-up organisations. Students will analyse case studies concerning traditional industries, as well high-tech organisations engaging with the development of digital ecosystems, smart devices, smart organisations and the Internet of things.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Business Internship ProjectBusiness and ManagementBUS351Semester 26NoNo

          Business Internship Project

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Lilian Ngozi Schofield

          Description: This Module will deepen student¿s learning from their summer or yearlong internships. Through a series of small group workshops and individual supervision meetings, students will draw on material, networks and experience from their internships to reflect on the critical business issues faced, changing graduate employment and skills requirements and own personal and professional development. To be eligible, students will have to have completed a University-approved internship or placement of at least 210 hours prior to enrolling on their final year.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Global Business and DemocracyBusiness and ManagementBUS352Semester 26NoNo

          Global Business and Democracy

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Matteo Mandarini

          Description: Can "business success"" be thought to require a specific political form, such as liberal democracy? Do `free markets¿ lead to `free societies¿? Does globalisation demand opening up markets and political systems? Do political pluralism, consumer choice and firm competition go arm-in-arm? What does the expansion of one-party China tell a different story? The Gulf states? Is the consumer sovereign when their desires are mined and sold to advertisers? Where should we turn to grasp the complex forces mining the present?"

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          MRes DissertationBusiness and ManagementBUSM093Full year7NoNo

          MRes Dissertation

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contact - Dept Of Business Management

          Description: The dissertation forms one third of the entire Programme and requires the ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. It should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions through written communication. Students will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor. Students are required to take the DTC modules in the first and second semesters. Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QM+.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Human Resource ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM110Semester 17NoNo

          Human Resource Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Maria Koumenta

          Description: This module provides learners with a critical understanding of the internal and external contexts of contemporary organisations, including the managerial, business, regulatory, labour market and institutional contexts. It further examines the role of the HR function, HR strategy and the link between HR and organisational performance. The module also introduces the major functions of HRM including resourcing, performance management, learning and development and explores the applications in professional practice in different types of organisational scenarios (large, small, global, national, public, private). This is further achieved through additional skills workshops that engage learners in the analysis of case studies, role play and problem solving exercises.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Management ConsultingBusiness and ManagementBUSM111Semester 27NoNo

          Management Consulting

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contact - Dept Of Business Management

          Description: This module will enable students to learn the main academic perspectives on management consulting, and some skills in designing and implementing management consulting interventions. It will consider the approaches that management consultants adopt, the needs that clients appoint consultants to meet, and the ethics of management consulting. It will also introduce students to skills in applying project management methods to management consulting interventions, and impression management skills in managing relationships with existing and potential clients.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Applied Empirical MethodsBusiness and ManagementBUSM112Semester 27NoNo

          Applied Empirical Methods

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Roman Matousek

          Description: 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 and Differences-in Differences. The module also teaches how to apply these methods using STATA (a leading econometrics software).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Advanced High Speed AerodynamicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7405Semester 27NoNo

          Advanced High Speed Aerodynamics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take DEN6405
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN5242

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 4: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Whole System Design in Sustainable EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7433Semester 27NoNo

          Whole System Design in Sustainable Engineering

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Stuart Peters

          Description: This module examines the nature of sustainability and various sustainability models before examining the role of national and international government agencies on environmental management. The role of technology is examined, primarily through life cycle analysis, and includes design of products, energy supply, and personal consumption. A particular emphasis will be placed on life cycle analysis of wind, solar and nuclear.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Energy Storage EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7600Semester 27NoNo

          Energy Storage Engineering

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido

          Description: This module will give students a thorough understanding of the importance of energy storage in the field of Sustainable Energy Engineering and provide them with an advanced understanding of key processes in the area of electrochemical storage such as batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells etc. The module will also address fundamental aspects of electrochemistry associated with energy storage devices and introduce the concepts of hydrogen economy, storage and utilisation. It will also cover mechanical and thermal energy storage technologies and discuss aspects related to system integration, with a particular focus on their use for the integration of renewable energy into low-carbon power systems. The module will be delivered through a series of lectures, as well as sessions focused on laboratory practicals and will feature guest lecture from industrial practitioners.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 40.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Organisation and IdentityBusiness and ManagementBUS302Semester 16YesYes

          Organisation and Identity

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Rowland Curtis

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.Students will be able to model a holistic approach to knowledge which draws on a range of appropriate disciplines.

          Description: This module takes up questions regarding the significance of dimensions of identity and meaning for dynamics of managing and organizing. The module also concerns itself with associated questions regarding knowledge and learning and their role in management education and wider organizational life. In pursuing these interests we draw upon an eclectic and innovative range of theory, literature and other media, including novels and films, as means by which to open up and explore the experiential and `existential¿ dimensions that structure and deconstruct modern work organization.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Multi- and inter-disciplinaritySBM_6_A
          International BusinessBusiness and ManagementBUS304Semester 26YesYes

          International Business

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Lutao Ning

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking
          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          • Enterprising perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically reflective approach to how they have developed their subject, work-based and generic skills to support networking.
          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.
          • Students will be able to critically evaluate how they have enhanced their knowledge, understanding and self-awareness of an enterprising perspective.

          Description: This module offers a broad overview of the process of economic `globalisation¿ and changes in international business over time. The focus is on the multinational firm set in the context of trends in the world economy. It provides a critical, strategic and comparative perspective on the nature and scope of international business, its origins, development, and theories. These issues will be illustrated through in-depth analytical case studies.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,Enterprising perspectivesSBM_6_A
          International Financial ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS353Semester 26NoNo

          International Financial Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof William Patrick Forbes
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BUS245
          Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take BUS306

          Description: This module helps students learn how the fundamentals of corporate finance relate to multinational firms, covering a segment that is usually excluded in a basic financial management module. Managing international risks (including country risks) forms an important component. Upon completion, students will gain understanding of following topics: overview of international financial management; international monetary & financial systems including foreign exchange market; international parity relationships; opportunities in international FX investments & currency risk diversification; relevance of hedging in currency risk management.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Audit and AssuranceBusiness and ManagementBUS354Semester 16NoNo

          Audit and Assurance

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Andrew Wade

          Description: This module introduces students to the nature, purpose and scope of audit and assurance engagements both internally and externally, including the statutory audit, its regulatory environment, governance and professional ethics. It then leads into planning the audit and performing a risk assessment. The syllabus also covers the audit of financial statements, including the scope of internal control. These include, evaluating internal controls, audit evidence, and a review of the financial statements. In addition to final review procedures, it also concentrates on the form and content of the independent auditor¿s report.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Corporate ReportingBusiness and ManagementBUSM113Semester 17NoNo

          Corporate Reporting

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Evisa Mitrou

          Description: In this module students will understand the evolution of corporate reporting from nationally specific practices to a more convergence towards IASB standards and why and how this has been sponsored. This module introduces the core accounting concepts and explores the financial reporting framework and guidelines currently available to international companies. Students will understand and appreciate how changes in regulation and corporate governance arrangements have added remuneration reports and the chairman's statements plus new demands for international integrated corporate reporting.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          International Business AnalysisBusiness and ManagementBUSM114Semester 17NoNo

          International Business Analysis

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Nikolaos Tsitsianis

          Description: International Business is about business or firms engaging in intercontinental (cross-border) economic activities and trading transactions and/or the activity of doing business abroad. In this module students would be expected to understand the nature of international business and key analytical techniques for the operation of a business in a global setting. This module will involve developing a critical understanding of the key techniques that can be employed to support the allocation of corporate resources within an international sphere of operation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          International FinanceBusiness and ManagementBUSM115Semester 27NoNo

          International Finance

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Deven Bathia

          Description: As the international company becomes the norm rather than the exception, the need to internationalise the tools of financial analysis is apparent. We now live in a highly integrated world economy, and it is crucial that businesses understand both the risks and opportunities that globalisation brings. This module is designed to immerse student in the international dimension of financial issues. It specifically focuses on the international aspects of financial management to appreciate the issues that international investments and money management that international operation involves.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Cellular PathologyDentistryDIN7024Full year7NoNo

          Cellular Pathology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Angray Kang

          Description: Introduction to pathology. Cell adhesion and migration. Genetics of oral cancer. Mechanisms of cell death. Mendelian inheritance. Hallmarks of cancer. Salivary gland structure, normal and inflamed mucosa.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Inflammation and Immunology (General and Oral)DentistryDIN7025Full year7NoNo

          Inflammation and Immunology (General and Oral)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Angray Kang

          Description: Introduction to immunology. Immune functions. Cells of the immune system. Mucosal immunology

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Oral Pathology and MicrobiologyDentistryDIN7026Full year7NoNo

          Oral Pathology and Microbiology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Angray Kang

          Description: Carcinogenesis. Acquisition and metabolism of oral flora. Oral commensal and opportunistic pathogens. Dental plaque. Disease of the salivary gland. Microbiology and periodontal disease. The mouth as a microbial habitat. Oral defence mechanisms. Oral infections. Overview of infectious agents. Pathology of pre cancer. Overview of virulence.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Laboratory TechniquesDentistryDIN7027Semester 27NoNo

          Laboratory Techniques

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Angray Kang

          Description: ELISA. mRNA extraction reverse transcription.PCR. Immunofluorescence staining. SDS PAGE. Western blot.
          Cell culture. Introduction to microscopy.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 30.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Applied Principles of Clinical DentistryDentistryDIN7090Full year7NoNo

          Applied Principles of Clinical Dentistry

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Eleni Hagi-Pavli

          Description: This is an academic and practical module which introduces clinical concepts and approaches.

          Teaching will be delivered in the form of lectures/seminars, journal clubs and problem-based and critical reasoning sessions. Students will also be expected to engage in independent study and reflection.

          Topics covered will include: Patient examination and diagnosis; Treatment planning and patient management; Health promotion and disease prevention; Medical and dental emergencies; Anesthesia, sedation, pain & anxiety control; Periodontal therapy and management of soft tissues; Hard and soft tissue surgery; Non-surgical management of the hard and soft tissues of the head and neck; Management of the developing dentition; and Restoration and replacement of teeth.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Managing DiversityBusiness and ManagementBUS305Semester 16NoYes

          Managing Diversity

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Maria Adamson

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.Students will be able to demonstrate evidence of a personal ethic which is informed by a critical awareness of diverse cultural and global contexts.

          Description: Workforce diversity has become widely recognised in all sectors. The background and context of this debate provides an opportunity to explore contemporary contexts, concepts, policies and practices. Theories of equality, diversity and labour market occupational segregation/segmentation are analysed. Dimensions of gender, race, disability, age, religion and sexual orientation are considered in organisational processes, which produce and reinforce inequalities of outcome among diverse social groups. UK/European legislative frameworks, policy approaches and implications at organisational level are reviewed.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          International perspectivesSBM_6_A
          Financial ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS306Semester 16YesYes

          Financial Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Deven Bathia
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take ECN226 or take MTH6156

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking
          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to how they can help to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning.
          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.

          Description: The module introduce students to the fundamental issues of financial management and to the quantitative techniques used to address them. The issues that are of importance to a financial manager operating in a global market, in particular, the application of the theories of valuation to practice, will be discussed. Some of the key financial management issues that will be discussed are: investments (whether or not a capital project adds value to business), financing (the acquisition of funding by companies and how to determine their value) and evaluating the cost of capital.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinaritySBM_6_A
          Contemporary Strategic AnalysisBusiness and ManagementBUS359Semester 16NoNo

          Contemporary Strategic Analysis

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Samuel Wa Sun Tang

          Description: BUS359 focuses on the organisation as a whole rather than the perspective of a single function taking the perspective of those people responsible for long-term organisational health, not just part of it. We explore models and frameworks used by management teams and apply them in a variety of industrial settings paying particular attention to a critical awareness of the strengths and weakness of these analytical and conceptual tools. The aim is to develop the ability to use these skills in different contexts.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Strategic Management: Concepts and CasesBusiness and ManagementBUS361Semester 16NoNo

          Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Gary Schwarz
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS204 or take BUS222

          Description: This module will introduce important strategic management concepts that enable an organisation to analyse its external environment and to create the internal resources and capabilities necessary to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. Students will apply competitive, corporate, international, collaborative and digital strategy frameworks and examine them critically. Throughout the module, case studies from diverse geographical and organisational contexts that demonstrate the important role that leaders play in formulating and implementing strategy will be discussed.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Principles of Evidence-Based ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS362Semester 26NoNo

          Principles of Evidence-Based Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Robert Briner
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS242

          Description: The ultimate goal of evidence-based practice is to help practitioners become more effective through providing a framework for making decisions and taking actions which incorporate the best available evidence from multiple sources. This module will focus on evidence-based practice in management and to provide participants with hands-on experience of how to use different types of evidence and information including organisational/company data and scientific findings both to identify real management problems and their potential solutions.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Social and Environmental AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUS363Semester 16NoNo

          Social and Environmental Accounting

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ishani Chandrasekara Mudiyanselage

          Description: This module aims to combine both traditional accounting skills and perception of the sustainability accounting. The content of the module is drawn from the areas considered peripheral to traditional accounting but issues very relevant to day-to-day lives. The topics include external reporting; environmental accounting ¿ management systems; social accounting; theoretical frameworks in social and environmental accounting; sustainable development; social auditing; social financial reporting; non-financial reporting; ethical reporting; history of social and environmental accounting; international comparative reporting on social and environmental accounting.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Contemporary Issues in Accounting and EthicsBusiness and ManagementBUS365Semester 26NoNo

          Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Ethics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ishani Chandrasekara Mudiyanselage
          Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take BUS363

          Description: This module will follow-on from some of the content taught at Social and Environment Accounting 1 module. More specifically, students will investigate the current issues in accounting including recent financial collapse in the past few decades, corporate scandals, stock market crashes, financial crises, human rights violations within corporations, incidences of bribery and corruptions, and neglect of business ethics and their implications, all resulting in losses of billions of funds for investors and society as a whole in more recent times.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Quantitative Research MethodsBusiness and ManagementBUSM014Semester 17NoNo

          Quantitative Research Methods

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Guven Demirel

          Description: The module provides a relatively non-technical overview of the use of statistical methods in business research. There is an emphasis on practical work and interpretation, and there will be extensive use of Stata, a statistics/econometrics package. The course covers the basic elements of: descriptive statistics, probability, sampling, inference, and multivariate regression analysis.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Management ControlBusiness and ManagementBUSM116Semester 17NoNo

          Management Control

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Nikolaos Tsitsianis

          Description: The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) ¿ the largest association of management accountants in the UK ¿ considers management control system as combining accounting, finance and management with the leading-edge techniques needed to drive successful businesses. The module focuses on the production and analysis of certain information such as job and process costing, joint costs, capital investment decisions, budgetary systems and transfer pricing. The management team in any organisation uses that information produced to shape up its strategy.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Risk and Crisis ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM117Semester 27NoNo

          Risk and Crisis Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Perri 6

          Description: This qualitative module introduces students to distinctive features of risk and crisis management. Concepts of probability, severity, uncertainty, anticipation, resilience, robustness and bias are explored. We examine varieties of biased risk perception among managers and regulators, assumptions underpinning assessment, mitigation and prevention of and risk. We concentrate on operational risk, external shocks, risk to customers and clients, and political risks. Regulatory requirements for corporate risk management are examined. Finally, we consider decision-making, public relations and regulatory relations during corporate crises.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Group Project in Business AnalyticsBusiness and ManagementBUSM130Full year7NoNo

          Group Project in Business Analytics

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Yossef Lichtensein

          Description: This module is the capstone module for the MSc in Business Analytics. Students will work in groups and will be required to provide analysis of a problem or question using complex data from a business context. Each group will be assigned a Mentor who will guide the group through the process of structuring the analytical problem, obtaining and organising the data, data analysis and presentation of results. Final assessment will be based on individual essays which cover specific aspects of the case and student's reflection in the light of Business Analytics methods and theories.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture ILanguages Linguistics and FilmCON4065Full year4NoNo

          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Lihong Wei
          Overlap: CON4060
          Prerequisite: None

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

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON4066Full year4NoNo

          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Lihong Wei
          Overlap: CON4061
          Prerequisite: None

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

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Business Management DissertationBusiness and ManagementBUS314Full year6NoYes

          Business Management Dissertation

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Georgios Kavetsos
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS364
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you should gain an average mark of between 65 and 100 from BUS007

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.

          Description: The dissertation is an important part of the assessment of the BSc Management Programmes, carrying a weighting of 30 credits, the equivalent of 2 modules. The dissertation requires a demonstration of a student¿s ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. As such, the process should reflect skills of formulating research questions, collecting and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 6
          Multi- and inter-disciplinaritySBM_6_A
          Organisational Change and DevelopmentBusiness and ManagementBUS317Semester 16NoNo

          Organisational Change and Development

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Elena Doldor

          Description: Organisational change and development critical thinking is achieved by interrogating perspectives dealing with core problems related to business transformation. External drives of organisational change and contrasting planned/emergent approaches are explored. Focus is on micro-level topics and applied behavioural science to understand how transformation processes in organisations are shaped by individual differences, interpersonal/group dynamics and cultures. The meaning, purposes and interests underlying processes of change and development, along with theories of power-politics-resistance, are examined with the roles of different change agents and required interpersonal skills.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Consumer PsychologyBusiness and ManagementBUS318Semester 16YesYes

          Consumer Psychology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Eric Levy

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.Students will be able to model a holistic approach to knowledge which draws on a range of appropriate disciplines.

          Description: A deep understanding consumers is critical for businesses that wish to meet and satisfy consumer needs. The module will help students to gain an in-depth understanding of what makes consumers buy some products and not others, how various psychological characteristics influence our consumer behaviours, how companies can best try to meet consumers' wants and needs, among other interesting topics. Building on a general understanding of marketing, this course develops a useful, conceptual understanding of psychological theories relevant to the study of consumer behaviour.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Multi- and inter-disciplinaritySBM_6_A
          Comparative Employment RelationsBusiness and ManagementBUSM016Semester 27NoNo

          Comparative Employment Relations

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Geraldine Healy

          Description: This module explores comparative employment relations and can enable an understanding of the international global context, as well as in-depth study of particular countries and key contemporary issues such as fairness, pay determination, power and regulation. The module will examine key features of employment relations, including theoretical and conceptual approaches; the role and practices of key actors in the employment relationship; including international organisations, national governments, employers and their organisations and trade unions.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Managing DiversityBusiness and ManagementBUSM017Semester 17NoNo

          Managing Diversity

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Cecile Guillaume

          Description: This module examines concepts of workplace equality, diversity and inclusion, and theories of occupational segregation/labour market segmentation. It explores diversity and equality across the dimensions of gender, race, disability, religion, age and sexual orientation and considers the organisational processes, which produce and reproduce inequalities of outcome among diverse social groups in workplaces and careers. The module also considers equality and diversity policy and practice at labour market and organisational levels. Different national contexts are investigated.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          The Global EconomyBusiness and ManagementBUSM022Semester 17NoNo

          The Global Economy

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Ravshonbek Otojanov

          Description: This module is concerned with economic interactions among nations and addresses some of the major issues affecting the world economy today. The first part of the module covers such topics as: main theories of international trade, economies of scale, national competitiveness issues, and trade policy. It addresses such issues as the effects of trade on income distribution, the debate about import substitution and protectionism, and approaches to trade policy. The second part covers topics in international macroeconomics and finance.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Masterclass in Business AnalyticsBusiness and ManagementBUSM131Full year7NoNo

          Masterclass in Business Analytics

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Yossef Lichtensein

          Description: The Masterclass in Business Analytics introduces students to current industrial and commercial business analytics practices. This is done through three components: 1. A hands-on experience with industry-popular Machine-Learning software packages; 2. Descriptions of recent Big-Data projects, initiatives and business models from leading corporations and organisations; and 3. Direct interaction with London-based industry experts through class presentations.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Complex Networks and InnovationBusiness and ManagementBUSM132Semester 27NoNo

          Complex Networks and Innovation

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Pietro Panzarasa

          Description: The structure and dynamics of various complex networks (e.g. World Wide Web, online social, intra/interorganisational, im/export trade networks) are examined. A unified theoretical framework to analyse sociologically relevant phenomena exhibiting complex dynamic network structures (e.g. information diffusion, cultural fads, financial crises, and viral marketing) is the aim. Innovation, to uncover the structural foundations of knowledge creation, transfer, sharing, and diffusion in various empirical domains is emphasised from an interdisciplinary perspective by combining current research on complex networks with contributions from relevant organisational and sociological research.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Surgical Techniques and SafetyEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN412Semester 17NoNo

          Surgical Techniques and Safety

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Lei Su

          Description: This module introduces students to a wide range of equipment for use in surgery. It looks at the importance of electrical safety within the medical environment, and the rules governing equipment. It also aims to cover the principles of operation of a number of important monitoring devices and some of the major electronic equipment used within a surgical environment.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Mathematics and Computing for Engineers 1Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN4122Semester 14NoNo

          Mathematics and Computing for Engineers 1

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Folashade Akinmolayan

          Description: This module provide students with knowledge of basic mathematical and computing techniques that are essential for Engineering students. Topics covered are matrices, linear equations, differentiation, integration, complex numbers and eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Students are introduced to command prompt applications of the numerical and symbolic toolboxes of Matlab.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 9.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 16.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Mathematics and Computing for Engineers 2Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN4123Semester 24NoNo

          Mathematics and Computing for Engineers 2

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Henri Huijberts
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN4122

          Description: This module builds on DEN4122 Mathematics and Computing for Engineers 1 to provide students with knowledge of more advanced mathematical and computing techniques that are essential for Engineering students. Topics covered are basic vector algebra, sequences and series, functions of several variables, ordinary differential equations and multiple integration. Students are introduced to programming techniques using Matlab.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          Design and Innovation Year 4 Major Design ProjectEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN419Full year7NoNo

          Design and Innovation Year 4 Major Design Project

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Prof Nobuoki Ohtani
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN327 and take DEN329

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Employment RelationsBusiness and ManagementBUS320Semester 16NoNo

          Employment Relations

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Mark Williams

          Description: Theoretical approaches to work and employment relations, the meaning of work, the role of power and nature of employment relationship are developed. Employment relations key actors (unions, employers, etc.) are examined. Work organisation patterns and forms of control (e.g. impact of automation, artificial intelligence, gig economy and non-standard/precarious forms of employment) affecting the quality of employment relationships are analysed. Employment relations and employer strategies in non/union firms (e.g. collective bargaining and negotiation, conflict/strikes and dispute resolution) are reviewed.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Business and Social Approaches to Social Media - Opportunities and IssuesBusiness and ManagementBUS321Semester 26NoNo

          Business and Social Approaches to Social Media - Opportunities and Issues

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Yasmin Ibrahim

          Description: This module `Business and Social Approaches to Social Media (SM) ¿Opportunities and Challenges' examines social media as a platform for social and commercial activities analysing the opportunities and challenges it presents for organisations, marketers, societies and humanity. It seeks to advance the understanding of SM as part of a wider economy where labour, markets and regulatory practises are shifting constantly with convergent technologies. In so doing, it aims to deconstruct the wider economic, social, legal and ethical implications for society.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          The Management of Human ResourcesBusiness and ManagementBUS324Semester 26YesYes

          The Management of Human Resources

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Rowland Curtis

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.Students will be able to model a holistic approach to knowledge which draws on a range of appropriate disciplines.

          Description: Organisations often claim that their most valuable resources are their employees, but one of the most difficult tasks of management is to ensure that employees feel valued. This module examines the main theories, concepts and processes that are considered central to the management of human resources. The course combines theoretical analysis with examples of practical application to encourage students to think critically about the management of people.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Multi- and inter-disciplinaritySBM_6_A
          Introduction to Marketing Theory and ConceptsBusiness and ManagementBUSM094Semester 17NoNo

          Introduction to Marketing Theory and Concepts

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Alexander Leischnig

          Description: This module gives an advanced outlook on marketing as a field of inquiry. It is providing students on the MSc in Marketing with a theoretical foundation of theories and concepts of marketing, which allows them in their subsequent studies to understand and situate more specialised aspects of marketing (e.g. consumer behaviour, brand management, or business relationships and networks). Special emphasis is given to understanding current academic debates in the field. This means students are expected to read articles in leading marketing journals.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Social and Political MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUSM095Semester 27NoNo

          Social and Political Marketing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Nicholas O'Shaughnessy

          Description: This course is a critical review of the application of marketing for social and political purposes. It charts a progress from moderate and admissible practices to the application of marketing in the most extreme causes imaginable; some would even say the use of the term marketing was illegitimate, that we are dealing in fact with propaganda. Essentially then our concern is with the usage and abusage of marketing to change our world, for better or worse.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Relationship and Network MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUSM096Semester 17NoNo

          Relationship and Network Marketing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Stephan Henneberg

          Description: The module Relationship and Network Marketing provides students with an overview of important aspects of business-to-business marketing. For this purpose, students will explore crucial underlying concepts of relationships and networks as well as develop a sense of business marketing practices. The module fosters an understanding of how organisations are embedded in an interdependent net(work) of business exchanges. Using collaborative and cooperative relational management provides firms within such net(work)s with the possibility to mobilise important external resources via business partners.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Innovation and Global CompetitionBusiness and ManagementBUSM177Semester 27NoNo

          Innovation and Global Competition

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Joanne Zhang

          Description: One of the core elements of entrepreneurship and economic leadership is competitive advantage via innovation by understanding the industry and firm dynamics of technological innovation. Issues within the context of globalisation, development and digitalisation are covered as a strategic process, beginning with assessing the context and moving on to the formulation and implementation of innovation strategies by examining strategic dilemmas within innovation (e.g. standards battles and design dominance, timing of entry, choosing innovation projects, collaborative innovation strategies and the benefits of protecting or opening up innovation for competitive strategy).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Graduate Professional and Academic SkillsBusiness and ManagementBUSM178Semester 17NoNo

          Graduate Professional and Academic Skills

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Dr Nikolaos Tsitsianis

          Description: The NCM (Non-Credit Module) will assist with the written academic work, practical problems with academic development (structure, plagiarism, collusion, etc). All these initiatives are expected to pave the way to a smoother transition to Post-Graduate setting and the expectation set by the University. The Module aims to boost the skills associated with quantitative analysis and computer lab exposures using both quantitative and qualitative inputs. Moreover classes on skills development, employability, appreciation of labour market trends, exam strategy, personal development, use of University resources are offered.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Graduate Professional and Academic SkillsBusiness and ManagementBUSM178Semester 27NoNo

          Graduate Professional and Academic Skills

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Dr Nikolaos Tsitsianis

          Description: The NCM (Non-Credit Module) will assist with the written academic work, practical problems with academic development (structure, plagiarism, collusion, etc). All these initiatives are expected to pave the way to a smoother transition to Post-Graduate setting and the expectation set by the University. The Module aims to boost the skills associated with quantitative analysis and computer lab exposures using both quantitative and qualitative inputs. Moreover classes on skills development, employability, appreciation of labour market trends, exam strategy, personal development, use of University resources are offered.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Selected Issues in Commercial and Company LawBusiness and ManagementBUSM179Semester 27NoNo

          Selected Issues in Commercial and Company Law

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Min Yan

          Description: This module will introduce students to those aspects of law that are relevant to business operations by examining selected issues and fundamental principles that underlie the law of contract and company law. In particular, this module will deal with creating commercial contracts, contractual terms, effect of exemption and unfair clauses, remedies for breach of contract, corporate personality & limited liability of shareholders, corporate constitution and corporate management, managerial accountability & directors' duties, shareholder rights & remedies and comparative corporate governance.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Introduction to Solar EnergyEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7601Semester 27NoNo

          Introduction to Solar Energy

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Joseph Briscoe

          Description: This module will give students a thorough understanding of the importance of energy storage in the field of Sustainable Energy Engineering and provide them with an advanced understanding of key processes in the area of electrochemical storage such as batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells etc. The module will also address fundamental aspects of electrochemistry associated with energy storage devices and introduce the concepts of hydrogen economy, storage and utilisation. It will also cover mechanical and thermal energy storage technologies and discuss aspects related to system integration, with a particular focus on their use for the integration of renewable energy into low-carbon power systems. The module will be delivered through a series of lectures, as well as sessions focused on laboratory practicals and will feature guest lecture from industrial practitioners.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Advanced Flight Control and Simulation of Aerospace VehiclesEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM001Semester 17NoNo

          Advanced Flight Control and Simulation of Aerospace Vehicles

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Computational EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM004Semester 17NoNo

          Computational Engineering

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Pihua Wen

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Mentoring and CoachingBusiness and ManagementBUS344Semester 26NoYes

          Mentoring and Coaching

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Patrick Mcgurk

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Business and Management at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically reflective approach to how they have developed their subject, work-based and generic skills to support networking.Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to how they can help to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning.

          Description: This module is a theoretical and practical introduction to coaching and mentoring. With roots in human resource management, leadership, psychology, philosophy and sports, coaching and mentoring are increasingly important interventions to develop individuals and organisations in personalised and sustainable ways through guided questioning and active listening techniques. The module will enable students to develop a critical understanding of mentoring and coaching as a contemporary management practise, and will also contribute to students¿ own development as potential coaches, mentors and leaders.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          NetworkingSBM_6_A
          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON6062Full year6NoYes

          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (b)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Lihong Wei
          Overlap: CON6067
          Prerequisite: None

          QMUL Model Available to: All students

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.Students will be able to demonstrate evidence of a personal ethic which is informed by a critical awareness of diverse cultural and global contexts.

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a low intermediate level (CEFR level B1) in Mandarin Chinese.
          Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency in speaking, accuracy in written expression, and mastery of Chinese characters. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal relatively comfortably, confidently and competently at an intermediate level (CEFR B2) with the language required to cope with a wide range of circumstances and situations.
          In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus which reflects the attainment criteria Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at B2 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike.
          The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.
          By the end of the module, students will be able to read complex and challenging texts in Mandarin (particularly related to current affairs), they will also be able to understand longer and challenging spoken texts and have a general discussion about a variety of topics at a higher intermediate level.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH_SLF
          Applied StatisticsElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS764PSemester 17NoNo

          Applied Statistics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Steve Uhlig

          Description: The module introduces core statistical concepts for practical data analysis. It will provide students with the skills to model data sources, analyze their statistical properties, visualize them in different ways and fit the samples to a known probabilistic model.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 5: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Studio Practice Module Year 2 Human and MachineEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN212Full year5NoNo

          Studio Practice Module Year 2 Human and Machine

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Nobuoki Ohtani
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN126

          Description: The second year studio practice 'Human and Machine' explores how the contemporary designer and engineer can negotiate a changing social, cultural, technological, environmental and political terrain to contextually locate their design activity. It encourages students to adopt a personal, ethical and ideological stance in tackling projects that place their concern within a design and an engineering territory. The module encourages the student to synthesize knowledge and understanding gained from previous modules on the programme including; Studio practice, History and theories, Design and meaning, Aspect of engineering and analysis, Methods and processes and Technical studies.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Low Speed AerodynamicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN233Semester 25YesNo

          Low Speed Aerodynamics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi

          Description: The module builds on the concepts introduced in Mechanics of Fluids I to study inviscid, incompressible flow over aircraft wings. The concepts of stream function, velocity potential, vorticity and circulation are developed and exact solutions of flow over some simple two-dimensional bodies are discussed. From this basis, methods are developed for calculating forces and moments on thin wing sections and finite-span wings in low-speed flow.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Stability and Control of AircraftEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN303Semester 16YesNo

          Stability and Control of Aircraft

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Eldad Avital
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN4108 and take DEN4005

          Description: The module introduces the classical theory for the stability and control of a conventional fixed-wing aircraft including both the static trim conditions and the dynamic response to symmetrical and asymmetrical control inputs and other disturbances. It provides the student with some of the analytic tools needed to contribute to the design of a safe aircraft.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Clinical MeasurementsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN406Semester 27NoNo

          Clinical Measurements

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Lei Su

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          RoboticsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN408Semester 27NoNo

          Robotics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN5109 and take DEN5108 and take DEN5200

          Description: The module introduces robotics as an integral part of modern automation, provides an introductory insight into the engineering design and application of robot manipulator systems. It also provides an understanding of kinematics, dynamics and trajectory planning of robotic manipulators, actuators and sensors, principles and roles in robotics. It introduces various aspects of robot modelling and control and problems encountered in robot programming and their remedies.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          AeroelasticityEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN410Semester 27YesNo

          Aeroelasticity

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Mechanics of Fluids IEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN4101Semester 14NoNo

          Mechanics of Fluids I

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Jens-Dominik Mueller

          Description: Fluid Dynamics is one of the underpinning sciences in Engineering. Most engineering process involve fluid flow, including flow over aircraft, through combustion engines or cardiovascular flow. In this module we work from first principles to describe the hydrostatic pressure variation, then move on to analyse moving flow using the mass conservation, energy conservation and momentum balance equations.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          Online Media RegulationLawCCDM028Semester 17NoNo

          Online Media Regulation

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Gavin Sutter

          Description: A key element in the development of the world wide web over the past decade has been its increasing colonisation by commercial interests, including commercial provision of content online. In particular, the media has actively embraced the online world; for instance, the Newspaper Society estimates that in the UK alone, 90% of regional newspapers now have an online presence with at least some degree of archival material available via that route. As technologies converge, the web has become an integral part of content delivery, with not only newspapers but also organisations such as the BBC providing online content which supplements their other services. This module will examine the issues which arise when a number of traditional legal concepts are brought into this online context - in particular, it will consider the application of the law on libel, contempt of court, and copyright as relates to the online delivery of content by the media, as well as looking at the Press Complaints Commission self-regulatory system employed by the press in the UK, which applies equally to online press content. The module will primarily use UK / EU law as a case-study, however, where relevant examples from other jurisdictions will be considered for comparative analytical purposes.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Research SeminarLawCCDM030Full year7NoNo

          Research Seminar

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Julia Hornle

          Description: Students are to prepare power point presentation on a topic with in the programme area and present this at the Residential Weekend.

          In addition students will have to write a 5,000 word paper on the topic.

          Students will be allocated a Supervisor to assist with the preparation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Grad, div and curl: Vector Calculus for EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5122Semester 15NoNo

          Grad, div and curl: Vector Calculus for Engineering

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Henri Huijberts
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN4122 and take DEN4123

          Description: This module builds on DEN4122/4123 Mathematics and Computing 1/2 to provide students with knowledge of more advanced mathematical and computing techniques that are essential for Engineering students. Topics covered are basics of vector calculus, vector and scalar fields, gradient of scalar fields, optimisation, div and curl of vector fields, vector integration, integral theorems, curvilinear coordinates, application to derivation of the Navier-Stokes Equations.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Control Systems Analysis and DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5200Semester 25NoNo

          Control Systems Analysis and Design

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Guang Li

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics IEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5208Semester 25YesNo

          Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics I

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN4101

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Aerothermodynamics of Fluid FlowsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5242Semester 15NoNo

          Aerothermodynamics of Fluid Flows

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN4101 and take DEN107

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 4: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Aircraft PropulsionEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN306Semester 26YesNo

          Aircraft Propulsion

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take DEN427
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN107

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics 2Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN6208Semester 16NoNo

          Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics 2

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take DEN7208
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN5208

          Description: This module covers more advanced topics in heat transfer, developing the ideas introduced in DEN5208 Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics 1. The following topics will be covered: transient heat conduction; fins; heat exchangers; phase change; turbulent flows; compressible flow.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Aircraft DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN6305Semester 16NoNo

          Aircraft Design

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take DEN7305
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN233 and take DEN303

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Tissue MechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN6311Semester 26NoNo

          Tissue Mechanics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Himadri Gupta
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MAT4003

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Numerical Optimisation in Engineering DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7026Semester 17NoNo

          Numerical Optimisation in Engineering Design

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Jens-Dominik Mueller
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN401
          Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take DEN403

          Description: 1. Introduction.
          Motivating examples. Sizing, shape and topology opt, Local vs Global opt. Deterministic vs. stochastic opt, linear vs. non-linear, unconstrained vs constrained opt.

          2. Deterministic Optimisation
          * Unconstrained Optimisation.
          Line search vs Trust region methods. Line search methods: Armijo and Strong Wolfe Conditions. Steepest descent algorithm. Search directions: nonlinear conjugate gradient method, Newton's method; Quasi-Newton methods.
          * Constrained Optimisation
          Penalty methods, interior point methods
          * Computation of derivatives Finite-Differences, tangent linear models, adjoints, automatic differentiation

          3. Stochastic Optimisation
          * Population-based methods
          Genetic algorithms, Evolutionary algorithms, Simulated annealing, Particle swarm methods, Multi-criteria evolutionary strategies
          * Surrogate modelling
          Design of Experiments, Response surface methods, Kriging, Regression models

          4. Applications
          * Parametrisation
          Shape optimisation methods (CAD-based methods, surface and volume morphing, re-meshing techniques), Topology optimisation methods (negative / positive voxel methods)
          * Industrial applications
          FEM applications in structural opt of shape and topology, CFD applications in shape optimisation
          * Overview of commercial software

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Advanced Heat Transfer and Fluid MechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7208Semester 17NoNo

          Advanced Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take DEN6208
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN5208

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          EU Data Protection Law                                                                LawCCLP209Semester 27NoNo

          EU Data Protection Law                                                                

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Ian Walden

          Description: This module examines EU data protection laws and examples of the regulatory frameworks established in the Member States. It explores the key debates and commercial implications of the current regime under the Data Protection Directive and the new regime under the General Data Protection Regulation, including the challenges of particular developments, such as telecommunications, cloud computing and the Internet of Things.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Regulation on Media Reporting of the Legal System       LawCCLP218Semester 17NoNo

          Regulation on Media Reporting of the Legal System       

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Gavin Sutter

          Description: One of the most fundamental concepts governing a legal system is not only that justice should be done, but that it should also be seen to be done. The modern notion of open justice sees the media encouraged to report on the court system in operation; indeed, the right to do so comes under the scope of Article 10. There are, however, situations in which limits must be put upon what may be reported, such as, for example, where the public interest lies in protecting the Article 8 privacy rights of an individual, or perhaps even where it is necessary for information identifying them to be withheld from publication lest it put their actual lives in danger, as was seen in regards to the Bulger killers, Thompson & Venables (UK). Prior to and during legal proceedings, it can be necessary to put limits on the manner in which the media report particular proceedings; in some circumstances, it may even be necessary to prevent certain key information from being able to be reported at all for the duration, as to do otherwise could pose a threat to the integrity of the proceedings, violating the Article 6 right. This module will undertake a comparative exploration of different legal approaches which seek to maintain the balance between open justice and media freedom of expression on the one hand, and the protection of vital interests in the integrity of the justice process on the other. Consideration will also be given to the challenges posed by the nature of the contemporary media: online, global, and instantaneous. Can traditional approaches in this area, designed in an era of professional journalists and defined boundaries, be adapted in order to really address the internet era of amateur commentators, online gossips, and international communication platforms with global reach?

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          E-commerce TransactionsLawCCLP219Semester 17NoNo

          E-commerce Transactions

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Ms Laura Edgar

          Description: This module investigates the difficulties posed by the problem of creating legally effective e-commerce transactions in a complex cross-border legal environment and potential solutions to those difficulties. It focuses on how e-commerce businesses are constrained to undertake and structure their online activities, and on how legal creativity might be used to reduce or eliminate legal uncertainties.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Renewable Energy SourcesEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM035Semester 17NoNo

          Renewable Energy Sources

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Huasheng Wang

          Description: The module aims to equip students with an appreciation of the global energy scene and the impacts of energy production and consumption on the environment. The module provide the students with an understanding of the origin and nature of various renewable/sustainable energy resources, the assessment of their ability to meet our future energy demands, and the design of renewable energy systems.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Extended Research ProjectEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM100Full year7NoNo

          Extended Research Project

          Credits: 90.0
          Contact: Dr Jens-Dominik Mueller

          Description: The module is an intensive research module that spans all three MSc semesters. It draws together the knowledge and skills from the taught component to address a research challenge of significant scope to be undertaken independently, under supervision. It focuses on the technical, project management and communication skills needed to successfully execute academic- and/or industry-oriented research. The project entails to apply research methods to solve original problems of fundamental or applied nature.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 15.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 70.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Engineering InstrumentationEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM109Semester 15NoNo

          Engineering Instrumentation

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Hasan Shaheed

          Description: This module is focused on transducers and their uses in engineering control systems. It studies methods of taking measurements, and motor and actuator theory, reviewing important transducer characteristics and the methodology for selecting an appropriate transducer. In relation to this, the module also covers methods of acquiring data from transducers, and effectively processing electronic signals. All aspects of the module content are brought together in a problem based learning exercise, involving the control of a robotic arm.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Essential Mathematics Skills for EngineersEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM122Semester 14NoNo

          Essential Mathematics Skills for Engineers

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Prof Henri Huijberts

          Description: This module provides students with knowledge of basic mathematical skills that are essential for Engineering students. Topics covered are basic logic, sequences and series, limits, differentiation and integration, partial derivatives, complex numbers, basic vector calculus, matrix algebra and an introduction to ordinary differential equations.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Spacecraft Design: Manoeuvring and Orbital MechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN6335Semester 16YesNo

          Spacecraft Design: Manoeuvring and Orbital Mechanics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take DEN7335
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN4121 and take DEN4108

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Energy Storage EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM600Semester 27NoNo

          Energy Storage Engineering

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido

          Description: This module will give students a thorough understanding of the importance of energy storage in the field of Sustainable Energy Engineering and provide them with an advanced understanding of key processes in the area of electrochemical storage such as batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells etc. The module will also address fundamental aspects of electrochemistry associated with energy storage devices and introduce the concepts of hydrogen economy, storage and utilisation. It will also cover mechanical and thermal energy storage technologies and discuss aspects related to system integration, with a particular focus on their use for the integration of renewable energy into low-carbon power systems. The module will be delivered through a series of lectures, as well as sessions focused on laboratory practicals and will feature guest lecture from industrial practitioners.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 40.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Introduction to Solar EnergyEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM601Semester 27NoNo

          Introduction to Solar Energy

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Joseph Briscoe

          Description: Solar Energy is an important aspect of Sustainable Energy Engineering. The understanding of key processes within solar energy will provide students with the knowledge needed to progress further within the relevant industry. The module will focus on the following aspects of solar energy: solar insolation, physical background for semi-conductor materials, photovoltaic devices and applications , photocatalysis, learning from nature and photosynthesis, future solutions. The module will be delivered through a series of lectures, as well as sessions focused on laboratory practicals and will feature guest lectures from industrial practitioners.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Introduction to ImplantologyDentistryDIN7005Full year7NoNo

          Introduction to Implantology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Michael Cattell

          Description: This is a core module delivered in the Master of Science (MSc) in Dental Technology which is designed to ensure students are taught about the use of osseointegrated implants to stabilise or support fixed or removable prostheses.
          Subjects covered are: History & Development of Implantology, Osseointegration Surface Topography; Patient Assessment and Restorative Driven Planning for Implant Restorations; Imaging & Implantology; Diagnostic Wax ups, Radiographic stent, surgical stents; Implants in Anterior Maxilla, Guided Bone Regeneration, Socket Preservation; Soft Tissue Augmentation; Surgical and restorative Procedures; Maintenance of Implants and Implant Restorations; Fixed/removeable implant construction.

          Practicals:
          Radiographic Tracing
          Pouring working casts.
          Making Provisional Restorations.
          Customising Impression copings.
          Implants restorations may be constructed as part of the technical practice.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          AestheticsDentistryDIN7006Full year7NoNo

          Aesthetics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Michael Cattell

          Description: This is a core module delivered in the Master of Science (MSc) in Dental Technology which is designed to ensure students are taught the basic principles of the factors that affect aesthetics in Restorative Dentistry including;

          Light, colour and shade selection, Basic restoration aesthetics (understanding and designing tooth shape and form and use of colour effects), Ethical aesthetics, Denture aesthetics, Maxillo facial aesthetics, Implant aesthetics.

          Practicals;
          Shade selection and designing a colour map.
          Diagnostic waxing, Denture gingival staining, contouring/stippling techniques. Porcelain building techniques to achieve aesthetics.

          Techniques may be taught one to one during the technical practice sessions to enable the student to complete their advanced case presentation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Advanced Technical PracticeDentistryDIN7007Full year7NoNo

          Advanced Technical Practice

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Michael Cattell

          Description: This module involves advanced laboratory Technical practice in order to produce a complex dental prosthesis for case submission. Students will tackle a multitude of Technical exercises in order to achieve this and will receive one to one teaching where necessary.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Properties of Dental Materials IDentistryDIN7008Semester 17NoNo

          Properties of Dental Materials I

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Mangala Patel

          Description: This is a core module delivered in the Master of Sciences (MSc) in Dental Technology, Oral Biology and Dental Materials (the latter jointly accommodated by the Institute of Dentistry, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and The School of Engineering and Materials Science). It is designed to enable students to gain a greater and more in depth understanding of the basic sciences knowledge that underpins the clinical uses of dental materials. Topics covered include chemical, mechanical, surface properties and other physical property tests used for dental biomaterials, as well as basic ceramic science, basic polymer science and basic metallurgy. Water absorption and the biocompatibility of dental materials are also covered in detail.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Advanced Topics in Physical ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE404Semester 17NoNo

          Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact:
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take CHE304U

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Advanced Topics in Organic ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE405Semester 27NoNo

          Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact:
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take CHE302U

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Audit Project in Endodontic PracticeDentistryDIN7175Full year7NoNo

          Audit Project in Endodontic Practice

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Bun Chong

          Description: In this module, students will build on the principles and protocols for audit and/or research. The students will select an agreed endodontic topic, design a strategy, collect relevant data and analyse the findings. At the end of this module, students will be required to produce a report of their project.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Dissertation
          • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Initial Presentation and AssessmentDentistryDIN7250Semester 17NoNo

          Initial Presentation and Assessment

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Simon Holmes

          Description: This module provides the basic understanding behind the whole course in terms of the types of injury caused by the various mechanisms of trauma commonly seen in clinical practice. Background pathophysiology required to understand healing processes and surgical manipulation with respect to both bone and soft tissue elements underpin all of the following modules. Emergency assessment relevant to both the primary and secondary trauma survey are discussed together with treatment delivered in this phase of treatment.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Management of the Fractured MandibleDentistryDIN7251Semester 17NoNo

          Management of the Fractured Mandible

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Simon Holmes

          Description: "The module discusses fractures of the mandible and condyle using a variety of techniques which underpin the totality of facial trauma management. Building on presented anatomical principles, the module will build a strategy which will enable the student to diagnose and treatment plan a wide variety of simple and complex injury patterns. Different types of bone fixation are discussed together with principles of intermaxillary fixation. Fractures of the mandibular condyle and their management are discussed with an evidence based rationale for decision making. Edentulous (fragility) mandibular fractures are discussed in terms of management options and prognostic indicators."

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Management of Fractures of the Lateral MidfaceDentistryDIN7252Semester 27NoNo

          Management of Fractures of the Lateral Midface

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Simon Holmes

          Description: "This module will focus on injuries of the lateral face to include the orbit, zygomatic bone, and soft tissues of the region. A summary of the relevant anatomy and physiology of the region will build to diagnostic principles, urgent management, treatment planning followed by surgical management. Principles of surgical access, methods of production and fixation, and both autogenous and alloplastic reconstruction of this anatomical area. More advanced techniques including surgical navigation are discussed, together with the use of CAD CAM imaging and prosthesis fabrication."

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Medical Ethics and Regulatory AffairsEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM702Semester 27NoNo

          Medical Ethics and Regulatory Affairs

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof David Lee

          Description: This module provides an introduction to applied medical ethics and law related to the development of new products in the field of bioengineering. It provides knowledge of the regulatory mechanisms of approval of products for clinical use in the UK, the EU and the US, risk management and design processes.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Literature on Screen: Representations of History in British and German Film and TelevisionLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6208Semester 16YesNo

          Literature on Screen: Representations of History in British and German Film and Television

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

          Description: This module will explore ways in which the past was represented in German and British television and film from 1980 to 1990, tracing tensions that run through the core of `European identity¿. Focusing mainly on adaptations from literature to screen, it will offer students a chance to examine key trends and developments in the depiction of the past at a time when the `heritage industry¿ was in its infancy and the seeds of today¿s new nationalisms were being sown.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          The European City in Contemporary Literature and FilmLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6209Semester 26YesNo

          The European City in Contemporary Literature and Film

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

          Description: This module examines trends in the depiction of European cities in literature and film from the 1980s to the present. It will explore the relationship between aesthetic representations and social-cultural contexts, paying attention to traditions of literary and cinematic urbanism while also engaging with contemporary questions concerning urban identity and culture. The module will provide students with the opportunity to pursue a substantial research project of their choosing, focusing either on one author¿s representation of more than one city, or on one city¿s representation by more than one author (/film-maker etc).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 85.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          The European City in Contemporary Literature and FilmLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6209PSemester 27NoNo

          The European City in Contemporary Literature and Film

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

          Description: This module examines trends in the depiction of European cities in literature and film from the 1980s to the present. It will explore the relationship between aesthetic representations and social-cultural contexts, paying attention to traditions of literary and cinematic urbanism while also engaging with contemporary questions concerning urban identity and culture. The module will provide students with the opportunity to pursue a substantial research project of their choosing, focusing either on one author¿s representation of more than one city, or on one city¿s representation by more than one author (/film-maker etc).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 85.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Postcolonial Studies TodayLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6210Semester 26YesNo

          Postcolonial Studies Today

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Shital Pravinchandra
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module will examine the continued relevance of postcolonial studies in our globalized world. It will consider multiple explanations for the so-called crisis in postcolonial studies today. We will examine the views of scholars who have taken the field to task for its restricted canon and capitulation to the global marketplace (Lazarus, Huggan, Brouillette). In addition, we will study alternative models such as "world literature" (Moretti) and environmental studies (Nixon). Are these approaches more suited to address the economic, cultural and ecological disparities thrown up by globalisation? We will meditate these questions with the help of a range of postcolonial literary works. Possible authors studied include: Pramodya Ananta Toer, Mahasweta Devi and J.M. Coetzee, among others. Texts will be studied in translation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Postcolonial Studies TodayLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6210PSemester 27NoNo

          Postcolonial Studies Today

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Shital Pravinchandra
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module will examine the continued relevance of postcolonial studies in our globalized world. It will consider multiple explanations for the so-called crisis in postcolonial studies today. We will examine the views of scholars who have taken the field to task for its restricted canon and capitulation to the global marketplace (Lazarus, Huggan, Brouillette). In addition, we will study alternative models such as "world literature" (Moretti) and environmental studies (Nixon). Are these approaches more suited to address the economic, cultural and ecological disparities thrown up by globalisation? We will meditate these questions with the help of a range of postcolonial literary works. Possible authors studied include: Pramodya Ananta Toer, Mahasweta Devi and J.M. Coetzee, among others. Texts will be studied in translation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture ILanguages Linguistics and FilmCON4060Full year4YesYes

          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Lihong Wei
          Overlap: CON4065
          Prerequisite: None

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to discuss socio-cultural values and practices with others.

          Description: Designed for students who have an interest in Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture.
          The module emphasises the global importance of Mandarin Chinese language and culture and is intended for beginner learners. It develops students' ability to operate practically and effectively in the target language .

          The challenge of learning a language develops the greater cultural and political awareness, which is a crucial aspect of being an educated 'global citizen'.
          The overall aims for this Module are to help students to develop a sound foundation in Mandarin Chinese language alongside an ability to communicate in a confident and competent manner.
          The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic listening and reading material against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          International perspectives
          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON4061Semester 14YesYes

          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (a)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Lihong Wei
          Overlap: CON4066
          Prerequisite: None

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to discuss socio-cultural values and practices with others.

          Description: Designed for students who have an interest in Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture. The module emphasises the global importance of Mandarin Chinese language and culture and is intended for beginner learners. It develops students' ability to operate practically and effectively in the target language . The challenge of learning a language develops the greater cultural and political awareness, which is a crucial aspect of being an educated 'global citizen'. The overall aims for this Module are to help students to develop a sound foundation in Mandarin Chinese language alongside an ability to communicate in a confident and competent manner. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic listening and reading material against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          International perspectives
          Digital Humanities: the Computational Study of LiteratureLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5213Semester 25NoNo

          Digital Humanities: the Computational Study of Literature

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Benjamin Holgate
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module is a critical introduction to the new tools and techniques that are being developed to study literature at a vastly greater scale. Although the field in general is often referred to as the digital humanities, or cultural analytics, this course focuses on the computational analysis of literature. Students learn how the use of big data - and small data - is challenging conventional modes of research and theory in literary studies. No previous experience in programming is required.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Constellations: Online Anthology Group ProjectLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6002Full year6NoYes

          Constellations: Online Anthology Group Project

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Kiera Vaclavik
          Overlap: COM7002
          Prerequisite: None

          QMUL Model Available to: All students

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking
          • Enterprising perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically reflective approach to how they have developed their subject, work-based and generic skills to support networking.
          • Students will be able to justify approaches they have taken when participating in module based enterprise projects and/or situations.Students will be able to critically evaluate how they have enhanced their knowledge, understanding and self-awareness of an enterprising perspective.

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 5: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Networking,Enterprising perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH
          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON6066Full year6NoNo

          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Lihong Wei
          Overlap: CON6061
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a low intermediate level (CEFR level B1) in Mandarin Chinese.
          Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency in speaking, accuracy in written expression, and growing mastery of Chinese characters. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal relatively comfortably, confidently and competently at an intermediate level (CEFR B1/B2) with the language required to cope with a wide range of circumstances and situations. In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus which reflects the attainment criteria Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at B2 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus. By the end of the module, students will be able to read complex and challenging texts in Mandarin (particularly related to current affairs), they will also be able to understand longer and challenging spoken texts and have a general discussion about a variety of topics at a higher intermediate level.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON6067Full year6NoNo

          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (b)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Lihong Wei
          Overlap: CON6062
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a low intermediate level (CEFR level B1) in Mandarin Chinese.
          Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency in speaking, accuracy in written expression, and mastery of Chinese characters. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal relatively comfortably, confidently and competently at an intermediate level (CEFR B2) with the language required to cope with a wide range of circumstances and situations. In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus which reflects the attainment criteria Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at B2 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus. By the end of the module, students will be able to read complex and challenging texts in Mandarin (particularly related to current affairs), they will also be able to understand longer and challenging spoken texts and have a general discussion about a variety of topics at a higher intermediate level.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Big Data ProcessingElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS765ASemester 27NoNo

          Big Data Processing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Arkaitz Zubiaga

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 65.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Beyond Crisis and Catastrophe: Environmental Humanities Across Texts and CulturesLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6211Semester 16YesNo

          Beyond Crisis and Catastrophe: Environmental Humanities Across Texts and Cultures

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Katarzyna Mika
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: Taking up the challenge of rethinking the relationship between culture, environment, and theory, this module investigates diverse approaches to and within environmental humanities. To this end, the module draws on narratives, cultural objects (including literature, film, and visual art), and critical-theoretical texts, putting them in dialogue with approaches found in other disciplines (e.g. disaster studies; geology; theology). Key subjects studied may include a selection of the following: `Anthropocene;¿¿ disasters; waste; energy; water; human/nonhuman relations; eco-theology; environmental justice, and futures. Texts will be studied in translation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Aerospace StructuresEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN307Semester 26YesNo

          Aerospace Structures

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Pihua Wen

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Third Year Project (BEng/MEng)Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN318Full year6NoNo

          Third Year Project (BEng/MEng)

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Eldad Avital

          Description: The purpose of the project is to provide an in depth knowledge of a particular area of Engineering. The project may typically involve experimentation or computational modelling which will be carried out in an subject area developed together with an academic member of staff (the supervisor). Emphasis will be placed on the analysis, interpretation and discussion of the results or data obtained.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 15.00% Practical
          • Item 5: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Environmental EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN320Semester 26NoNo

          Environmental Engineering

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Peter Wormleaton
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take DEN420
          Prerequisite: Must have a-level maths or equivalent

          Description: The module aims to equip students with an appreciation of the impacts of engineering activity on the environment. It provides them with the basic professional skills to recognise, analyse and minimise adverse impacts. The students will be made aware of the variety of impacts that pollution and engineering works can have upon the environment, e.g. air quality, water quality, waste disposal, noise and vibration, transportation. They will be able to analyse and construct predictive models of the processes which control the level and extent of these impacts. They will apply these, working either individually or in multi-disciplinary groups, to realistic case studies involving engineering problems.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Investment Arbitration: Substantive ProtectionLawCCDD212Full year7NoNo

          Investment Arbitration: Substantive Protection

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Mr Remy Gerbay

          Description: The legal environment for international trade and foreign investment has changed dramatically since the end of the Cold War. Foreign investors are much more willing to pursue a claim of, for example, alleged expropriation or discriminatory behaviour by a host State. Further, public international law principles must also be considered once a state is involved. Principles of state responsibility, expropriation and acts tantamount to expropriation, what comprises fair and just compensation, immunity from suit and immunity from execution. These public international law principles overlap somewhat uncomfortably with the
          commercial interests of foreign investors. Developments in investment arbitration and trade dispute resolution have been rapid in recent years. It is now crucial that academics and legal practitioners are aware of the complex international legal elements involved in the resolution of investment and trade disputes.

          The course is divided into three main topics: Major Treaty Systems - Fragmentation and new Regionalisation (two sessions); Case Law of and case studies relating to Substantive Protection (six sessions); Specific Policy issues (3 sessions)

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 60.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          On-Line Banking and Financial ServicesLawCCDM008Semester 17NoNo

          On-Line Banking and Financial Services

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Christopher Reed

          Description: The aim of the module is to educate students in the law and regulation of banking and financial services with specific relevance to their provision on-line. It examines the law relating to on-line payment services and on-line investment, the consumer protection issues which arise, the authorisation and supervision of on-line financial activities and the legal issues of cross-border provision of financial services.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Online Dispute Resolution in e-CommerceLawCCDM010Full year7NoNo

          Online Dispute Resolution in e-Commerce

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Julia Hornle

          Description: Online transactions present potential difficulties for enforcement: parties in different jurisdictions with different legal rules (and possibly languages); transactional amounts that often preclude cross-border litigation and; the use of technology to effect an offer and acceptance. This module examines the need for and use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the online environment in light of these challenges as well as the particular alternative dispute resolution framework, UDRP, that has evolved to address the problem of internet domain name disputes.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Advanced Intellectual Property Issues: Protection of Computer SoftwareLawCCDM013Semester 17NoNo

          Advanced Intellectual Property Issues: Protection of Computer Software

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Christopher Reed

          Description: The first chapter provides a technical overview of software, aimed at the non-technical reader. The law of confidential information and trade secrets is then examined, and it's suitability to the software industry is assessed. The module then deals with copyright law, considering the unique characteristics of computer programs as literary works and the consequences these characteristics bring about. Patent law is examined as a vehicle for software protection, and the main difficulties that arise from the unique nature of software are highlighted. Finally, there is an examination of the main forms of software licensing, including the non-IP alternative model of open source licensing.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Research SeminarLawCCDM030Full year7NoNo

          Research Seminar

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Julia Hornle

          Description: Students are to prepare power point presentation on a topic with in the programme area and present this at the Residential Weekend.

          In addition students will have to write a 5,000 word paper on the topic.

          Students will be allocated a Supervisor to assist with the preparation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Information and Communications Technology and Competition LawLawCCDM031Semester 27NoNo

          Information and Communications Technology and Competition Law

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Anne Flanagan

          Description: Information and communications technology industries are characterised by rapid change and the high costs of developing industry standard technology. Both are needed to tip the market in favour of the developer and capturing the market, is usually their goal. This, combined with the extensive use of intellectual property rights that are effectively limited monopolies, as well as new business models that change the traditional supply and distribution systems pose possible tensions with competition law and rules created over 100 years ago. This module explores the EU competition laws and enforcement and highlights their application to ICT.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Regulation of Cross-border Online GamblingLawCCDM038Full year7NoNo

          Regulation of Cross-border Online Gambling

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Julia Hornle

          Description: This highly topical Module analyses the conflicts between different regulatory regimes governing online gambling in the international context and how these affect the cross-border provision of online gambling. Online gambling is a key case-study for the regulation of cross-border activities on the internet. States fundamentally disagree on how to regulate gambling, for moral, religious and social reasons, and therefore regulatory regimes differ, ranging from the prohibitionist to the permissive. The Module examines the latest legislation and cases concerning online gambling by comparing different regulatory models. The
          regulation of online gambling also has negative implications for the freedom to trade. Hence this Module covers international trade by making sense of the myriad of cases in the EU Internal Market and the WTO. It also explains conflict of laws issues, including which state or court is competent, which law is applicable, and what rules govern enforcement in cross-border egambling disputes. This Module represents a detailed examination of all international law issues of cross-border online gambling and thus provides an invaluable insight into internet regulation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Online TrademarksLawCCDM040Semester 27NoNo

          Online Trademarks

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Noam Shemtov

          Description: This module focuses trademark infringement on the internet and in particular the conflict between trademarks and domain names and the use of trademarks in the metatags of websites and the use of trademarks in keyword advertising (search engines, online marketplaces). This involves an overview of trademark law from a comparative perspective (English, EU, French, German and US Federal trademark law). The module assesses the function and role of trademarks and compares this to the use on the internet. It evaluates the different types of consumer confusion on the internet and their legal assessment. It examines the role of internet service providers such as search engines, marketplaces, advertisers and how they relate to the trademark use. The module assesses primary and secondary liability in the trademark context and the various immunities granted to internet intermediaries. The module examines the relevant jurisprudence before the English, French, German, US Courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Fluid Mechanics of the Cardiovascular SystemEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5300Semester 25YesNo

          Fluid Mechanics of the Cardiovascular System

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Rob Krams
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN4101

          Description: This module further develops material taught in the first year about fluid mechanics. It introduces more complex concepts including the role of the boundary layer and the transition from laminar to turbulent flow. It will describe the non-Newtonian nature of blood, haemodynamics and pulsatile flows. It will consider flow in the context of the human cardiovascular system, including the structure of the vascular network and blood vessels, the heart anatomy and cardiac cycle, flow through bifurcations and bypass grafts. It will consider the clinical relevance of the endothelial cell and their function.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 15.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Neuromuscular Bioelectricity and BiomechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5302Semester 15NoNo

          Neuromuscular Bioelectricity and Biomechanics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Lei Su

          Description: The module proposal results from a review of the Undergraduate Engineering programmes in Aerospace / Mechanical / Medical Engineering and is a compulsory module for the Medical Engineering programme. It broadens the programme with topics not previously disucssed at level 5, with the capacity available as a result of delivering more materials content in year 1 of the programme

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Chemical Reaction Engineering 1Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN5401Semester 15NoNo

          Chemical Reaction Engineering 1

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Stoyan Smoukov

          Description: This module introduces and develops an understanding of reaction rate kinetics of chemical systems and applies this understanding to design of a typical chemical reactor. The module discusses example application areas and basic definitions of Chemical Reaction Engineering, general mole balance for ideal reactors, rate laws and stoichiometry, theories of reaction rates, collection and analysis of batch reactor data, complex reactions, reactor design and sizing.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Student Centred Learning for Chemical Engineers 2Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN5402Full year5NoYes

          Student Centred Learning for Chemical Engineers 2

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Edo Boek

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to demonstrate how discipline-specific problem solving techniques or approaches may be generalised or applied in a broader context.

          Description: This module provides the essential scientific, practical and design skills for Chemical Engineers. The module material is delivered by means of a combination of brief lectures, hands-on lab sessions, design exercises and group-based problem based learning tasks.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 15.00% Practical
          • Item 5: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          Modelling and Control of Robotic SystemsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN6336Semester 16NoNo

          Modelling and Control of Robotic Systems

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ketao Zhang
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take DEN7336

          Description: This module builds upon the control and dynamics modules of earlier years to prepare the students for more advanced methods. Modelling of mechanical systems using the Euler-Lagrange and Hamiltonian methods is introduced. Holonomic and nonholonomic constraints are introduced and used in the modelling of mobile robots. Modern nonlinear control methods for mechanical systems are introduced.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 15.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Intercalated Research ProjectEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN6407Full year6NoNo

          Intercalated Research Project

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Dr Tina Chowdhury

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          European Law of Trade MarksLawCCLP083Semester 17NoNo

          European Law of Trade Marks

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: The emphasis is on European trade-mark law and, the relevant legal instruments and the extensive jurisprudence developped by the CJEU in that regard, with particular emphasis on the manner in which the latter is applied by UK courts. Trade-mark law has become an important driver of the economy, while brand loyalty, commercial reputation and goodwill are some of the most important assets a commercial entity might posses. These aspects will be covered in depth in relation to the trade-marks jurisprudence in Europe. Moreover, with the looming UK departure form the EU, the interplay between EU and UK trade-mark will be explored as it is of utmost importance to lawyers involved in pan-European transactions and litigation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Intellectual Property and the Life SciencesLawCCLP093Semester 27NoNo

          Intellectual Property and the Life Sciences

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Duncan Matthews

          Description: The life sciences can be defined as the use of living organisms (biotechnology) and the protection or treatment of living organisms (medicine, veterinary medicine and plant protection). It comprises the science behind medicine, pharmacy and agriculture and their corresponding industries. The module will provide detailed knowledge of the role that intellectual property plays in providing investments for investment and incentives in the life sciences. It will also focus on the question of how to distribute the benefits of life sciences research fairly so that it benefits society.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Trade SecretsLawCCLP096Semester 17NoNo

          Trade Secrets

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr John Hull

          Description: Every intellectual property right starts life as a trade secret. Trade secrets and related intellectual assets are viewed as critical to the success of many businesses. But they are also uniquely fragile rights and so their protection under different legal systems requires close assessment. This module complements other IP modules by providing an opportunity to study the economic and legal foundations of these important rights.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Insurance LawLawCCLP140Semester 27NoNo

          Insurance Law

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Philip Rawlings

          Description: This module looks at particular types of insurance contract. It considers the impact on specific insurance contracts of the application of general principles of insurance contract, the terms that appear in different types of contract, their function and how they are interpreted by the courts, and how the applicable legislative environment varies with different types of insurance. Insurance is fundamental to a modern economy, allowing businesses and individuals to transfer the risk of loss, thereby facilitating investment and protecting wealth, and London is a world centre of the insurance industry. Students require no prior knowledge of insurance or English law. They will learn all they need to know as the module progresses.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Bioorganic ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE307Semester 26NoNo

          Bioorganic Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Peter Wyatt
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take CHE302U

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          English Contract LawLawCCLP601Semester 27NoNo

          English Contract Law

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: The module will cover the English law of contract, including the rules governing the formation, construction and interpretation of contracts (including the incorporation and implication of terms), the circumstances where contracts may be deemed to be vitiated, as well as the available remedies for breach of contract. This module will also give students insight into the workings of the common law.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          International Commercial Arbitration (Skills and Advocacy)LawCCLP602Semester 27NoNo

          International Commercial Arbitration (Skills and Advocacy)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Maxi Charlotte Scherer

          Description: International Arbitration is a more and more specialized area of law. In this module, students will learn the specific skill sets needed to become a successful arbitration lawyer. Oral and written advocacy, understanding of different cultural legal backgrounds and other skills will be taught on a 'learning by doing basis'. Students will take part in practical exercises, stepping in the shoes of arbitrator, counsel or clients. Applying the theoretical concepts of international arbitration in practice, students will lean the fundamental skills that will give students an important qualification in a competitive legal market.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Law of Financial Crime: European and International PerspectivesLawCCLP603Semester 27NoNo

          Law of Financial Crime: European and International Perspectives

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Valsamis Mitsilegas

          Description: This module will examine the European and International Law of Financial Crime. It will focus in particular on the development of legal responses to money laundering and terrorist finance, corruption and fraud (including fraud against the budget of the European Union). The synergy between European and international initiatives in developing a system of global governance in the field will be analysed and the impact of such system on domestic legal systems will be explored. The module will also place emphasis on the impact of new legislative initiatives in the field on fundamental principles of commercial and criminal law, as well as on the protection of fundamental rights.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Cloud Computing Law                                                                   LawCCLP604Semester 17NoNo

          Cloud Computing Law                                                                   

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Christopher Millard

          Description: This module will provide a foundation for understanding and analysing cloud computing structures and contracts for private and public sector cloud services, including standard terms and contract negotiations; the application of data protection law to the storage and other processing of information in cloud environments, including what is regulated, who is responsible, which laws apply and the circumstances in which law enforcement authorities access information; and the subsistence and ownership of proprietary rights in data stored, processed and generated in cloud environments.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Copyright Law - United Kingdom and United StatesLawCCLP605Semester 27NoNo

          Copyright Law - United Kingdom and United States

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Jonathan Griffiths

          Description: This module focuses on the copyright systems applicable in leading common law jurisdictions - with particular reference to the United Kingdom and the United States. It aims to provide students with a broad understanding of those systems and a more detailed awareness of specific topical issues within UK and US copyright law.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Advanced Heat Transfer and Fluid MechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM208Semester 17NoNo

          Advanced Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics 2Engineering and Materials ScienceDENM209Semester 16NoNo

          Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics 2

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs

          Description: This module covers more advanced topics in heat transfer, developing the ideas introduced in DEN5208 Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics 1. The following topics will be covered: transient heat conduction; fins; heat exchangers; phase change; turbulent flows; compressible flow.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Advanced Aircraft DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM305Semester 17NoNo

          Advanced Aircraft Design

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Advanced Aerospace StructuresEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM307Semester 27NoNo

          Advanced Aerospace Structures

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Pihua Wen

          Description: This module provides students with the basic tools of structural analysis including the structure idealisation, 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. This specialisation covers theory, computations, experiments and implementation issues, as well as the study of specific cutting edge aerospace vehicles. In this module, four case-studies in aerospace manufacturing will be designed/
          delivered during the tutorial sessions.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Basic Clinical SciencesDentistryDIN4101Full year4NoNo

          Basic Clinical Sciences

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Miss Sarah Murray

          Description: This 30-credit module is designed to provide an in-depth, scientific understanding of the structure and function of the human body systems in health and disease (e.g. musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory), including Oral Biology (consisting, Head & Neck, Oral Cavity, Immunology & Pathology) and Dental Materials, in order to provide appropriate health promotion advice and clinical intervention in the promotion of optimal oral health.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Bioorganic ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE307PSemester 26NoNo

          Bioorganic Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Peter Wyatt
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take CHE302P

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Advanced Analytical Chemistry and SpectroscopyBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE308USemester 26NoNo

          Advanced Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Tippu Sheriff
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take CHE104

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 4: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 5: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 6: 10.00% Practical
          Level: 6
          Advanced Topics in ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE410Semester 17NoNo

          Advanced Topics in Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: This module contains advanced topics in chemistry across the disciplines of inorganic, organic, physical and materials chemistry, especially in relation to contemporary advanced topics in these areas and will touch on the research interests of staff teaching on the module. The exact content of the module may vary from year to year as different staff contribute to the module and as new topics become more relevant and/or with advances in knowledge in these areas.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Chemistry Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE600Full year6NoYes

          Chemistry Research Project

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Tony Vlcek

          QMUL Model Available to: Selected students on Chemistry programmes at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to how they can help to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning.

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Dissertation
          • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          NetworkingCHE_6_S
          Chemistry Investigative ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE601Full year6NoYes

          Chemistry Investigative Project

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Tony Vlcek

          QMUL Model Available to: Selected students on Chemistry programmes at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to how they can help to shape and influence their future career and life-long learning.

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Dissertation
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          NetworkingCHE_6_S
          Management of Fractures of the Central Middle ThirdDentistryDIN7253Semester 27NoNo

          Management of Fractures of the Central Middle Third

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Simon Holmes

          Description: The module discusses the management of complex middle third of the face injuries with special reference to the naso orbital region. Surgical management of fractures of the midface is discussed both in terms of anatomical reconstruction and sequencing of repair of the region and adjacent anatomical subunits within the middle third - upper and lower thirds of the craniofacial skeleton. The importance of the integrity of the medial canthal region is discussed and management of ligament reconstruction is discussed.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Management of Craniofacial FracturesDentistryDIN7254Semester 17NoNo

          Management of Craniofacial Fractures

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Simon Holmes

          Description: "This module discusses the interface between the neurosurgical and craniofacial management of upper third facial injuries. The management of the frontal sinus and frontal bone fractures with particular emphasis on timing of surgical intervention and anterior skull base reconstruction. Diagnostic principles are discussed with reference to both hard and soft tissue treatment planning. The anatomy of the upper third of the facial skeleton and skull base are discussed, as well as neurosurgical implications of these injuries. Surgical approaches to the region are classified and discussed and surgeon choice based on a risk benefit analysis. Choice of plating strategies are discussed and an evidence based algorithm based on complexity is presented."

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Management of Acute Facial Soft Tissue InjuriesDentistryDIN7255Semester 17NoNo

          Management of Acute Facial Soft Tissue Injuries

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Simon Holmes

          Description: "This module deals with all aspects of acute facial soft tissue management from intial wound care and correct surgical technique for primary wound closure through to complex soft injuries involving tissue loss and motor nerve loss. The module will also discuss the soft tissue management of major tissue loss and gross contamination in acute gunshot and major avulsive injury. Applied neck anatomy is discussed with reference to penetrating neck trauma, and the management of major neck neurovascular injuries is discussed."

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Principles of Secondary Reconstruction (Hard Tissue)DentistryDIN7256Semester 27NoNo

          Principles of Secondary Reconstruction (Hard Tissue)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Simon Holmes

          Description: "This module will address the differences between the management of acute hard tissue injuries and those presenting late - either after no treatment or failed management. This is an extremely challenging area and requires a methodical and systematic approach to diagnose and treatment plan. Three dimensional diagnosis of secondary defects uses the latest digital technology and this is discussed with reference to malunions of the orbit, zygoma, maxilla and mandible."

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Epic Remakes: Ancient Hero(in)es and Modern SocietyLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6212Semester 26YesNo

          Epic Remakes: Ancient Hero(in)es and Modern Society

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Rachel Bryant Davis
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module will investigate how some key Greek and Roman mythical figures have been adapted, from antiquity to today, to suit new contexts. How have these ancient Western characters been re-purposed to contemporary social debates? Drawing on artistic media, films, operas, children¿s magazines and even computer games, in addition to literary translations and adaptations, we will focus on characters, mortal and divine, from the Trojan War myths. These may include: Cassandra, Circe, Dido, Penelope, Helen, Briseis; Achilles, Ulysses, Patroclus, Aeneas, Thersites. Analysis will focus on issues of identity and representation, including from intersectional and postcolonial perspectives, and with the intention of raising awareness of how divergences between source and adaptation can perpetuate, or challenge, implicit bias and ideological assumptions.
          All texts will be studied in English. However, there will be some linguistic support (no prior knowledge assumed) to enable students to engage with some of the choices regarding vocabulary, syntax, and poetic metre, so that translators' choices can be assessed with an eye to the original Latin and ancient Greek.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Epic Remakes: Ancient Hero(in)es and Modern SocietyLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6212PSemester 27NoNo

          Epic Remakes: Ancient Hero(in)es and Modern Society

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Rachel Bryant Davis
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module will investigate how some key Greek and Roman mythical figures have been adapted, from antiquity to today, to suit new contexts. How have these ancient Western characters been re-purposed to contemporary social debates? Drawing on artistic media, films, operas, children¿s magazines and even computer games, in addition to literary translations and adaptations, we will focus on characters, mortal and divine, from the Trojan War myths. These may include: Cassandra, Circe, Dido, Penelope, Helen, Briseis; Achilles, Ulysses, Patroclus, Aeneas, Thersites. Analysis will focus on issues of identity and representation, including from intersectional and postcolonial perspectives, and with the intention of raising awareness of how divergences between source and adaptation can perpetuate, or challenge, implicit bias and ideological assumptions.
          All texts will be studied in English. However, there will be some linguistic support (no prior knowledge assumed) to enable students to engage with some of the choices regarding vocabulary, syntax, and poetic metre, so that translators' choices can be assessed with an eye to the original Latin and ancient Greek.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          European Philosophy and the Representation of Consciousness in Modern LiteratureLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6213Semester 26YesNo

          European Philosophy and the Representation of Consciousness in Modern Literature

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

          Description: The module initially focuses on the concept of consciousness in the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard and Friedrich Nietzsche and its significance for the writing of authors such as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Knut Hamsun and Hjalmar Söderberg. It then examines the legacy of this early modernist thematic concern with interiority and subjectivity, considering the influence of Henri Bergson's philosophy on British literature by Samuel Beckett, who in turn influenced the work included in the course by B.S. Johnson and James Kelman. The final part of the module contrasts these writers' focus on memory and consciousness, with the postmodernist preoccupation with solipsism, apparent in novels such as Joseph Heller's 'Something Happened' (1974), and stories such as Lydia Davis's 'Break It Down' (1986) and David Foster Wallace's 'Good Old Neon' (2004), and considers the influence of Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialist philosophy on this fiction.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 90.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          On the Subject of Sex II: Queen to QueerLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM626Semester 26YesNo

          On the Subject of Sex II: Queen to Queer

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: Queer offers exciting, challenging and virulently contested new ways of understanding sex, gender and sexuality. In this module we shall examine the phenomenon in its historical context, exploring in particular its relationship with gay and lesbian studies, feminism, and postmodernism, and tracing its influence in and through various cultural artefacts. We shall also be engaging with core texts of queer theory and seeking to apply its tenets to contemporary culture.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Presentations of London in Modern European Literature and FilmLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5204Semester 15NoNo

          Presentations of London in Modern European Literature and Film

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Thomas Wilks
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: COM4205 or equivalent

          Description: London has been the largest European city for the last two-and-a-half centuries and it has played a dominant role in the context of European urban culture since that time. In this module, we are going to explore the ways in which this notion is presented in examples of European literature and film during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. You will also learn about key aspects of the depiction of London in a range of artifacts and understand how the presentation of the city has developed over the last two centuries.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Facts and Fictions of Climate ChangeLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5205Semester 25YesNo

          Facts and Fictions of Climate Change

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Nicola Thomas
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module studies climate change through a humanistic lens, and questions how humans attempt to know, experience, and express the phenomenon of climate change. Focusing on a variety of genres (climate fiction novels, journalism, political documents, documentary films), the module investigates the construction of "fact" in cultural engagements with climate change. How do we attempt to know climate change, and more broadly, to imagine the ends of the earth and of geological time? Through an exploration of such questions, students will consider how literary study and humanistic thought can contribute to current political and scientific conversations on the issue of climate change.

          The module will be offered as a Level 5 elective module to students on single and joint hons Comparative Literature programmes. It is also available to BA students in Human Geography (L720) and English (Q300).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 55.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          German Thought II: Political Thought in the Twentieth CenturyLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6005Semester 16YesNo

          German Thought II: Political Thought in the Twentieth Century

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Angus Nicholls
          Overlap: GER6005
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module will investigate some of the major developments and tendencies in twentieth-century German thought, paying particular attention to political thought and its relation to twentieth century German history and cultural production. Key subjects studied may include a selection of the following: German-Jewish thought and Zionism, Critical Theory and the Frankfurt School, Phenomenology, Philosophical Anthropology, Constitutional Theory. Texts will be studied in translation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Narrative in Theory and Practice: Analysing and Creatively Responding to French Literature Through the AgesLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6006Semester 26YesNo

          Narrative in Theory and Practice: Analysing and Creatively Responding to French Literature Through the Ages

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Richard Mason
          Overlap: FRE6006
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module centres on narratology, the structural study of fictional narrative. Narratological analysis addresses questions such as: How can we talk about the selection of detail in fiction? What are the implications of having characters narrate their own stories? You will study a major work of narratology, and apply its principles to some classic French literary texts from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, studied in translation. Creative writing work, based on the set texts - rewriting passages, composing additional episodes, etc. - plays an important part in the module, developing your understanding of texts and techniques as well as your skills in written expression.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Avant-Garde Theatre in EuropeLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6007Semester 26YesNo

          Avant-Garde Theatre in Europe

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof John London
          Overlap: CAT6007, HSP6007
          Prerequisite: Any level 5 literature module

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture IV (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON6071Full year6NoYes

          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture IV (a)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Kathryn Richardson
          Overlap: CON6076
          Prerequisite: None

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.Students will be able to demonstrate evidence of a personal ethic which is informed by a critical awareness of diverse cultural and global contexts.

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

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          International perspectives
          Combustion in Automotive EnginesEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN326Semester 26YesNo

          Combustion in Automotive Engines

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Mohamed Adjali
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take DEN426

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Studio Practice Year 3 GDP Industry Related Design ProjectEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN327Full year6NoNo

          Studio Practice Year 3 GDP Industry Related Design Project

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Nobuoki Ohtani
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN212

          Description: This module offers a live industrial project in industrial design. This design project is a crucial component of the programme which emulates the industrial context of design and engineering whilst exposing the student to the realities of the multidisciplinary group design project. This will provide the opportunity for the student to work alongside practising designers and engineers. The design project brief is generated in collaboration with industry and academic staff to deliver a realistic experience of the live project. The intention is to provide knowledge and understanding of the expectations of professional designers and the engineers, while simultaneously supporting the student in an academic context.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 60.00% Dissertation
          Level: 6
          Studio Practice Year 3 Individual Design Project Joie de VivreEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN329Full year6NoNo

          Studio Practice Year 3 Individual Design Project Joie de Vivre

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Nobuoki Ohtani
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN212

          Description: This module offers students the opportunity to work on a complex design project from the initiation of the project to completion of design proposal. The student will experience the critical decision making stages in the design development process and learn to synthesize knowledge and understanding gained from previous modules in design and engineering. They will also learn project management and how creative design work is produced.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 6
          Computer Aided Engineering for Solids and FluidsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN331Semester 16NoNo

          Computer Aided Engineering for Solids and Fluids

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Jens-Dominik Mueller

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Intellectual Property: FoundationLawCCDM016Full year7NoNo

          Intellectual Property: Foundation

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Noam Shemtov

          Description: This module aims to give you a firm foundation in the law of Intellectual Property, as it relates to computer and communications law. It should assist you to gain the maximum benefit from other module modules. It should also help you to understand the basic principles of national and international Intellectual Property law; to establish why aspects of information technology and the Internet pose problems in the applications of these principles; and to be able to analyse critically the solutions which have been put forward at a national and international level.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Information Security and the LawLawCCDM019Semester 17NoNo

          Information Security and the Law

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Anne Flanagan

          Description: The security of important data, including personal, is of considerable concern to governments around the world as is the safety of critical infrastructure assets, systems, and networks (both public and private) that are considered so vital that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety. Concerns about former have led to growing legal obligations to ensure the security of information and the systems that transmit and store it. Whether as part of personal data protection regimes, sector-specific regulations (e.g., healthcare, banking and finance) private law or company law obligations, these present a growing source of potential corporate liability. Concerns about the latter have produced frameworks to enable oversight and cooperation needed to manage and mitigate risks to critical infrastructure. This course examines various EU and US legal frameworks.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          European Telecommunications LawLawCCDM021Full year7NoNo

          European Telecommunications Law

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Ian Walden

          Description: Communication systems and services remain a key part of the information society and the delivery platform for other sectors. How these are regulated impacts their take up and development. This module aims to teach you a key aspect of communications law: the European legal framework governing the markets for telecommunications equipment network and services. It should also help you to understand: the historical development of European telecommunications law within the broader context of European Union law and policy; as well as key principles, obligations and operational implications of the current EU regulatory regime for the markets in telecommunications equipment, services and networks.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture II (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON5066Full year5NoNo

          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture II (a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Lihong Wei
          Overlap: CON5061
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) in Mandarin Chinese.
          Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency and accuracy in both media. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal comfortably, confidently and competently at an intermediate level with the language required to cope effectively with a range of circumstances and situations.
          In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus framework which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at B1 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike.
          The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.
          By the end of the module, students will be able to read more complex and challenging texts in Chinese Mandarin (particularly related to current affairs), they will also be able to understand longer and more challenging spoken texts and have a general discussion about a variety of topics at an intermediate level.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture II (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON5067Full year5NoNo

          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture II (b)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Lihong Wei
          Overlap: CON5062
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a CEFR level B1in Mandarin Chinese.
          Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency and accuracy in both media. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal comfortably, confidently and competently at an intermediate level with the language required to cope effectively with a range of circumstances and situations.
          In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus framework which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at B2 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike.
          The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.
          By the end of the module, students will be able to read more complex and challenging texts in Chinese Mandarin (particularly related to current affairs), they will also be able to understand longer and more challenging spoken texts and have a general discussion about a variety of topics at an intermediate level.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Industrial ChemistryEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5405Semester 15NoNo

          Industrial Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Edo Boek

          Description: The module will cover aspects of Chemical Process Technology, Surfaces, Adsorption and Heterogeneous Catalysis, Polymeric Materials, Colloids and Surfactants.
          An introduction to the History of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry will be given and a broad discussion of existing Hydrocarbon Recovery Methods, Refinery and Petroleum Products Technology, Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis and Kinetics, Gas Adsorption at Solid Surfaces and Advanced Reaction Kinetics.
          Existing and emerging technology in Polymer Engineering will be covered, as well as Surface/Interface Science, Colloidal Science and Surfactants.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Mass Transfer and Separation Processes 1Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN5406Semester 15NoNo

          Mass Transfer and Separation Processes 1

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Petra Szilagyi

          Description: The module will cover the fundamental concepts in mass transfer and separation processes.
          Introduction to mass transfer: characteristics, the fundamental laws of transport phenomena. Comparison of mass transfer with heat transfer. Motion of molecules and diffusion. Mass transfer in the gas, vapour and liquid phases. Mass transfer in a boundary layer.
          Liquid-liquid extraction: equilibrium data for immiscible and partially miscible systems. Stage calculations for single-stage, cross-flow and countercurrent systems. Binary distillation: continuous distillation (column configuration, condensers, reboilers).
          McCabe-Thiele approach for binary systems. Total, minimum, and optimum reflux. Effect of feed thermal condition, product specifications and relative volatility. Sidestreams and multiple feeds. Binary batch distillation (single stage, multi-stage).
          Evaporation: types of evaporators. Multi-effect evaporators and their arrangement. Evaporator sizing calculations.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Integrated Chemical Engineering DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5410Semester 15NoNo

          Integrated Chemical Engineering Design

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Roberto Volpe

          Description: The learning within this module has been structured around two sections, a first half of the module will be dedicated to general aspects of chemical engineering design and project management such as Health and safety, environmental and economical sustainability. The second half will consist of a 5 week design exercise that is related to the current energy technology challenges and in particular to the renewable energy field. The design exercise will provide students with direct opportunities to apply the concepts learnt during the first half of the module. Working in small groups, students will learn how to to integrate the experimental methods and simulations while training their critical thinking/problem solving, effective team-working, self-directed learning and communication skills.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Chemical Reaction Engineering 2Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN5411Semester 25NoNo

          Chemical Reaction Engineering 2

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Radomir Slavchov
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN4404

          Description: This module builds on knowledge acquired in previous module 'Chemical Reaction Engineering 1' to deepen the theoretical knowledge into more complex real cases and add practical aspects of reaction design. The design of process reactors for homogeneous systems will be covered. Students will study reactions conducted in non-ideal set-ups. Elements of computational reaction control methods will also be taught.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Integrated Chemical Engineering Design ProjectEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN6410Full year6NoNo

          Integrated Chemical Engineering Design Project

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Edo Boek

          Description: Students will work in teams of approx. 5. Each team will be responsible for the detailed design of a specific unit of larger plant, so that the class as a whole will ultimately be designing a chemical plant. Each team will interact with other teams, just as different units of a chemical plant interact with one another. This will make the exercise realistic and train students to work in an environment as close as possible to reality. Process Synthesis, Design of key elements of the unit, Unit control, Unit safety and Layout, Environmental impact and Economic evaluation will be the core elements of group work.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 5.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 5: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 6: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 7: 5.00% Practical
          Level: 6
          Particle Technology and Advanced Separation ProcessesEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN6413Semester 26NoNo

          Particle Technology and Advanced Separation Processes

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Edo Boek
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN5412 or take DEN5406

          Description: Fundamentals of particle technology including charaterisation of particle size, shape and size distribution, flow through packed beds and porous media; fundamentals of humidification, dehumidification, cooling and drying, particle formation processes, solid-liquid separation processes, membrane separations and chromatography, and Quantitative analysis of mass transfer problems in separation methodologies discussed in the 2nd year module.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Applications in RoboticsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN6420Semester 26YesNo

          Applications in Robotics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take ECS426U and take DEN5109 and take DEN5200

          Description: This is a comprehensive module covering the fundamental areas of mechatronics and robotics technology and the application of robotics. The aims of this module are to introduce robotics as an integral part of modern automation, to provide an introductory insight into the engineering design and application of robot manipulator systems, to provide an understanding of path planning of robotic manipulators and mobile robots, to explain the actuator and sensor principles as pertinent for robotics, to
          introduce various aspects of robot modelling and to introduce problems encountered in robot programming and their remedies.

          This module covers the important area of robotics applications. The module will show how robotics can be employed to solve problems in a wide range of applications, in areas such as industry, space, extreme environments and healthcare. Application areas include surgical robots and robotic devices, prosthetics, assistive and rehabilitation robots , endoscopic robots, human-robot interaction in the factory floor, flexible work cells, automation through robotics in industry, space, lunar exploration, nuclear waste decommissioning, etc.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Implant DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN6437Semester 26NoNo

          Implant Design

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Kathleen Tanner
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN5101 and take DEN4101 and take DEN4102 and take DEN5102 and take DEN331 and take MAT4002

          Description: The module includes a review of the design process concept and its application to implantable medical devices, as well as reviewing materials for use in the body. Issues related to biomaterial evaluation will be covered including biocompatibility, material response to the physiological environment, matching the mechanical environment and preparation of devices for clinical use. It will consider the relevant stakeholders in the design of medical devices. It will use the design methods and evaluation tools appropriately in a hands-on approach for each of the key steps to support the overall design process of medical implants.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Law and Ethics in the Energy SectorLawCCLP157Semester 27NoNo

          Law and Ethics in the Energy Sector

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Tibisay Morgandi

          Description: Energy plays a central role for the existence and subsistence of human life on earth. The production, distribution and use of energy resources raise numerous ethical questions beyond legal and political issues. Such questions include: (a) who owns energy resources? (b) how can the interests of present and future generations in the enjoyment of resources be balanced? (c) what is the role of states in securing a reliable energy supply to their citizens? (d) what are the risks in entrusting multinational corporations with conducting exploration and exploitation activities? and (e) are states and multinational corporations adequately addressing anthropogenic phenomena, such as pollution or climate change, and doing so consistently with other political, social, economic measures? The module on Energy Law and Ethics will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the ethical implications of international laws, policies and practices in the energy sector. It will enable them to identify these implications and to apply a more comprehensive ethical view to energy law and policy. The Energy Law and Ethics module is concerned with the study of the ethical dilemmas arising in the energy sector. It aims to provide both a theoretical and practical approach to the analysis of these issues.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          International Oil and Gas Law and Contracts in the Energy TransitionLawCCLP161Semester 27NoNo

          International Oil and Gas Law and Contracts in the Energy Transition

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Carlos Bellorin Nunez

          Description: Petroleum laws and contracts are the ultimate manifestation of policy and are the result of lengthy negotiation processes and have an unusual dynamic. According to the World Bank, between 1999 and 2010 more than 30 countries revised their petroleum contracts and made major amendments or completely changed their petroleum legal and fiscal framework. Several more countries have done the same since the 2014 oil price downturn in order to adapt themselves to the changes in the industry. This module will examine the main type of contracts used in the upstream petroleum industry (Production Sharing Agreements, Concessions and Service Agreements) and their most important legal and fiscal mechanisms and the reasons why these are so frequently changed. This course will also focus on the study of these contracts dynamics within the so-called energy transition, risk mitigation strategies in order to avoid the most common forms of legal and political risks: expropriations and contract renegotiation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Chemical Engineering: Principles and PracticeEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN4404Semester 24NoNo

          Chemical Engineering: Principles and Practice

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Edo Boek

          Description: An introduction to the principles and practical techniques of chemical engineering will be provided in this module. This includes dimensional analysis, conservation equations, constitutive relations, component mass balances, membrane separation, chemical reactor design, energy balances and overcoming equilibrium limitations. In addition, we will study design and control problems, using tank drainage as important example. We will cover applications including renewable energies and clean fossil fuels.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Engineering Materials for DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5002Semester 25NoYes

          Engineering Materials for Design

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Yousef Zawahreh
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MAT4002 or take ECS426U

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to evaluate perspectives from different disciplines.Students will be able to demonstrate how discipline-specific problem solving techniques or approaches may be generalised or applied in a broader context.

          Description: This module provides an introduction to engineering materials, providing the student with an understanding of how the structure of materials (metals, polymers, ceramics and composites) influences their properties and performance when used in products and how these properties can be improved. It will cover how to structure business and financial plans and how to produce them, as well as providing an understanding of project management methodologies.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          Design For ManufactureEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5101Semester 15NoNo

          Design For Manufacture

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Raza Shah

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Tissue MechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM311Semester 26NoNo

          Tissue Mechanics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Himadri Gupta

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Computer Aided Engineering for Solids and FluidsEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM331Semester 16NoNo

          Computer Aided Engineering for Solids and Fluids

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Jens-Dominik Mueller

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Advanced Spacecraft Design: Manoeuvring and Orbital MechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM335Semester 17NoNo

          Advanced Spacecraft Design: Manoeuvring and Orbital Mechanics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Advanced High Speed AerodynamicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM405Semester 27NoNo

          Advanced High Speed Aerodynamics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 4: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Clinical Practice 1DentistryDIN4102Full year4NoNo

          Clinical Practice 1

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Miss Sarah Murray

          Description: This 60-credit module has been designed to encompass total patient care, and through this, a philosophy of continual learning & layering of information gained from engagement and delivery of dental care for patients. Clinical Practice will be delivered as a continuum in stages commencing with the acquisition of skills during Year 2 in the clinical skills laboratory and transition from the laboratory to the clinic prior to treating patients.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 40.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Professionalism, Teamwork and Social Responsibility 1DentistryDIN4103Full year4NoNo

          Professionalism, Teamwork and Social Responsibility 1

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Miss Sarah Murray

          Description: This 15-credit module will develop the themes of professionalism, team working & social responsibility through enhancing your values, attitudes and behaviours, which will underpin the science and practice of dentistry with professional ethics, healthcare law, sociology and psychology, team working and social responsibility to produce dental professionals for the future.These will link to the provision of patient care management. It will additionally encourage commitment to continuous life long learning.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Public Health and Evidence Based Dentistry 1DentistryDIN4104Full year4NoNo

          Public Health and Evidence Based Dentistry 1

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Miss Sarah Murray

          Description: Develop the themes of Global Health & Evidence Based Dentistry and introduce the principles of clinical and population epidemiology.
          Develop critical appraisal skills and integrate evidence into the wider social context.
          Engage critically with and commit to continuous learning (life-long learning).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Clinical SciencesDentistryDIN5101Full year5NoNo

          Clinical Sciences

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Miss Baldeesh Chana

          Description: This module will provide the student with the knowledge and understanding of how systemic health or disease affects oral health, and how this may impact on the provision of dental care. This student will utilise this knowledge in order to provide safe dental care to a range of patients with complex medical histories. An understanding of pharmacology will be further developed and consolidated in relation to a patient¿s medical history.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Clinical Practice 2DentistryDIN5102Full year5NoNo

          Clinical Practice 2

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Miss Baldeesh Chana

          Description: This module will provide the student with the knowledge and understanding of how systemic health or disease affects oral health, and how this may impact on the provision of dental care. This student will utilise this knowledge in order to provide safe dental care to a range of patients with complex medical histories. An understanding of pharmacology will be further developed and consolidated in relation to a patient¿s medical history.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Topics in Biological ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE309Semester 16NoNo

          Topics in Biological Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Marina Resmini
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take CHE202B

          Description: This modules 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. 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. Background knowledge of biochemistry is not assumed.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Topics in Biological ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE309PSemester 16NoNo

          Topics in Biological Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Marina Resmini

          Description: This modules 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. 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. Background knowledge of biochemistry is not assumed.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Professional Skills in ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE310Full year6NoNo

          Professional Skills in Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Lesley Howell

          Description: This module aims to develop an awareness of the role of chemistry in contemporary societal and global issues and at equipping final year students with the key skills required to address some of the challenges that they are likely to encounter as professional chemists. Topics such as advanced experimental techniques, green chemistry, industrial safety, intellectual property and ethical issues arising during professional practice of chemistry will be discussed. This module will particularly focus on developing communication skills that will allow students to evaluate, interpret, synthesise and discuss chemical information effectively and present scientific material to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Professional Skills for ChemistsBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE401Full year7NoNo

          Professional Skills for Chemists

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Christian Nielsen

          Description: This module aims at developing students' awareness of the role of chemistry in contemporary societal and global issues and at equipping final year students with the key skills required to address some of the challenges that they are likely to encounter as professional chemists. Topics such as green chemistry, industrial safety, intellectual property and ethical issues arising during professional practice of chemistry will be discussed. This module will particularly focus on developing communication skills that will allow students to evaluate, interpret, synthesise and discuss chemical information effectively and present scientific material to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Professional Skills for ChemistsBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE401PFull year7NoNo

          Professional Skills for Chemists

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Christian Nielsen

          Description: This module aims at developing students' awareness of the role of chemistry in contemporary societal and global issues and at equipping final year students with the key skills required to address some of the challenges that they are likely to encounter as professional chemists. Topics such as green chemistry, industrial safety, intellectual property and ethical issues arising during professional practice of chemistry will be discussed. This module will particularly focus on developing communication skills that will allow students to evaluate, interpret, synthesise and discuss chemical information effectively and present scientific material to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Clinical MeasurementsEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM024Semester 27NoNo

          Clinical Measurements

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Lei Su

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Numerical Optimisation in Engineering DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM026Semester 17NoNo

          Numerical Optimisation in Engineering Design

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Jens-Dominik Mueller

          Description: 1. Introduction.
          Motivating examples. Sizing, shape and topology opt, Local vs Global opt. Deterministic vs. stochastic opt, linear vs. non-linear, unconstrained vs constrained opt.

          2. Deterministic Optimisation
          * Unconstrained Optimisation.
          Line search vs Trust region methods. Line search methods: Armijo and Strong Wolfe Conditions. Steepest descent algorithm. Search directions: nonlinear conjugate gradient method, Newton's method; Quasi-Newton methods.
          * Constrained Optimisation
          Penalty methods, interior point methods
          * Computation of derivatives Finite-Differences, tangent linear models, adjoints, automatic differentiation

          3. Stochastic Optimisation
          * Population-based methods
          Genetic algorithms, Evolutionary algorithms, Simulated annealing, Particle swarm methods, Multi-criteria evolutionary strategies
          * Surrogate modelling
          Design of Experiments, Response surface methods, Kriging, Regression models

          4. Applications
          * Parametrisation
          Shape optimisation methods (CAD-based methods, surface and volume morphing, re-meshing techniques), Topology optimisation methods (negative / positive voxel methods)
          * Industrial applications
          FEM applications in structural opt of shape and topology, CFD applications in shape optimisation
          * Overview of commercial software

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Comparative Modernisms: The Case of China and IndiaLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6203Semester 16YesYes

          Comparative Modernisms: The Case of China and India

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Adhira Nanda Mangalagiri
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Geography, School of History, School of English and Drama, and School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.Students will be able to demonstrate evidence of a personal ethic which is informed by a critical awareness of diverse cultural and global contexts.

          Description: 'Make it new!' Ezra Pound famously urged, coining a slogan for the literary movement of Modernism. As Western writers attempted to remake literature in the early 20th century, many turned East, to Asia, for innovation. At the same time, Asian writers also sought literary newness as they navigated changing socio-political tides. This module introduces Modernism as a comparative transnational movement, exploring imaginations of "China" and "India" in Euro-American texts alongside major Chinese and Indian works. Students will gain an understanding of Modernism, 20th century Chinese and Indian literatures, and theories of cross-cultural comparison and world literature.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 55.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          International perspectivesGEG_HST_ESH_DRA_SLF_456_A
          Constellations: Online Anthology ProjectLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM7002Full year7NoNo

          Constellations: Online Anthology Project

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Kiera Vaclavik
          Overlap: COM6002
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: "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:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          The Rise and Fall of the Hero(ine)Languages Linguistics and FilmCOM7035Semester 17NoNo

          The Rise and Fall of the Hero(ine)

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Ruediger Goerner
          Overlap: GER7035
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: From Ariosto¿s epos Orlando furioso to Mario Vargas Llosa¿s A discreet hero, modernism in literature and literary theory has been conditioned by critical appreciations of what might constitute the heroic. Today, in the age of the star-cult and media-assisted idolatry as secular forms of worship, questions about the status of the heroic in society and its artistic representation have again been raised by literary scholars, cultural theorists, sociologists, and psychologists alike. How appropriate a conception is the heroic in our time? Should in our time social engagement, Zivilcourage and bravery in military action be regarded as equally fit for being labelled `heroic¿. Likewise, modern discourses on the anti-heroic have dominated literature since the emergence of the fool as a credible protagonist in the Renaissance. The anti-heroic is often associated with the `crisis of subjectivity¿ and the disintegration of the Ich. This seminar is to examine exemplary texts and cultural phenomena linked with this dual approach to the heroic.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Cultures of ComparisonLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM7200Semester 17NoNo

          Cultures of Comparison

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Shital Pravinchandra
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          To Be Continued: Adaptations of Global Literary ClassicsLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5206Semester 25YesNo

          To Be Continued: Adaptations of Global Literary Classics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Kiera Vaclavik
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: 30 credits of level 4 literature modules

          Description: This module explores the diverse ways in which canonical texts from around the world have been adapted for new audiences into a wide range of media including graphic novels, theatre, fashion and film. We challenge common assumptions about the inferiority of adaptations, which are shown instead to offer considerable insights into the contexts from which they emerge and the source texts from which they are derived. A theoretical overview is followed by examination of three case studies based on works such as 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and Chinese classic 'Journey to the West'. Students will apply their knowledge to a real-world setting by devising an exhibition.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Madness, Past and PresentLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5207Semester 15YesNo

          Madness, Past and Present

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Elena Carrera
          Overlap: COM210
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module examines how madness has been constructed and represented in western culture from the late Middle Ages to the twenty-first century. It looks at the medical and popular notions of madness prevailing at crucial historical moments, and analyses the ways in which the main themes related to madness (fragmentation, folly, lovesickness, alienation, melancholy, delusion, derangement) have been explored and exploited in a wide selection of genres, such as autobiography, diary writing, the novel, the short story, epic poetry, theatre and film.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Minimally Invasive Approaches in Clinical Dentistry Part 2DentistryDIN7158Full year7NoNo

          Minimally Invasive Approaches in Clinical Dentistry Part 2

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Aylin Baysan

          Description: The field of minimally invasive dentistry is wide, including the detection of diseases as early as possible, the identification of risk factors (risk assessment) and the implementation of preventive strategies and health education for the patient.

          This module will provide practical points for the Clinical Dentistry in relation to Minimally Invasive approaches.

          3 hour clinical and Clinical Skills laboratory exposure for 12 weeks = 36 hours
          2 hour lecture/seminar every week over 11 weeks = 22 hours
          2 hour revision seminar during the last week = 2 hours

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 30.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          OIder Population and Oral Health with Minimally Invasive StrategiesDentistryDIN7159Full year7NoNo

          OIder Population and Oral Health with Minimally Invasive Strategies

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Aylin Baysan

          Description: The population of older people in the developed world is increasing significantly and nowadays older population retain more of their teeth. This module will deal with the special knowledge, attitudes and clinical with technical skills in the provision of oral health care for older people.

          The module is 15 credits. There will be closely supervised clinical sessions throughout the programme in parallel to the seminars.
          3 hour clinical exposure for 9 weeks = 27 hours
          2 hour lecture/seminar every week over 9 weeks = 18 hours
          1 hour revision seminar during the last week = 1 hour

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 30.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Oral Health Management for Children by Implementing MI TechniquesDentistryDIN7161Full year7NoNo

          Oral Health Management for Children by Implementing MI Techniques

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Aylin Baysan

          Description: The population of younger people in the developed world is increasing significantly. Paediatric Dentistry with MI approach is therefore becoming an essential part of the clinical dentistry which deals with the special knowledge, attitudes and clinical with technical skills in the provision of oral health care for children.

          The module is designed to develop understanding and knowledge through a structured and developmental series of topics in Paediatric Dentistry in relation to Minimally Invasive approaches.

          3 hour clinical and Clinical Skills laboratory exposure for 9 weeks = 27 hours
          2 hour lecture/seminar every week over 9 weeks = 18 hours
          1 hour revision seminar during the last week = 1 hour

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 30.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture IV (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON6076Full year6NoNo

          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture IV (a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Prof Kathryn Richardson
          Overlap: CON6071
          Prerequisite: None

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

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Thermodynamics IEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN107Semester 24NoNo

          Thermodynamics I

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
          Prerequisite: Must have a-level maths and physics or equivalent

          Description: This module formally introduces the fundamental principles of general non-equilibrium thermodynamics; it examines applications of single-constituent fluids, and provides background for all applications in engineering.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Studio Practice Year 1Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN126Full year4NoNo

          Studio Practice Year 1

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contacts - Sems Eng

          Description: This module seeks to investigate themes within design and engineering that relate to sociocultural and engineering analysis of 'Purpose and Performance'. It is intended to introduce students to important aspects of design and engineering as a starting point for the synthesis of ideas and innovations in design and engineering. The briefs set out a framework within which the students generate ideas, rather than being directed toward a conventional design outcome or specialist area. This module will run in parallel with the Context module, and encourage students to engage with and understand the value of discourse within design practice which is an interdisciplinary activity of technical and sociocultural creative thinking.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          Exploring Aerospace EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN4005Semester 14NoNo

          Exploring Aerospace Engineering

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Eldad Avital

          Description: The module aims to engage students in various topics closely associated with aerospace engineering with emphasis on the application of materials. These topics include development, flight testing, aerodynamics, structures, failure, reliability, control, propulsion, maintaining operations, environmental impact. Examples will be used from current and future activities within the aerospace sector. A number of group projects will be undertaken by the students to give them a practical understanding of some of the important aspects of aerospace engineering. Lectures delivered by specialists in the School and elsewhere will be given in many of the specialised topic areas listed above.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Energy Conversion SystemsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN4006Semester 14NoNo

          Energy Conversion Systems

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Mohamed Adjali

          Description: The module provides an introduction to the role of the Mechanical Engineer. It sets out the basic concepts of engineering science including statics, dynamics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics and their application to simple engineering systems. It includes an introduction to energy generation from conventional and renewable / sustainable sources, methods of heating and cooling, and the application of the above ideas to an integrated engineering system (the automobile).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Computational EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN401Semester 17YesNo

          Computational Engineering

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Pihua Wen
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN331

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Computational Fluid DynamicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN403Semester 27YesNo

          Computational Fluid Dynamics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ahmed Ismail
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN331

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          10,000 Word DissertationLawCCDM023Full year7NoNo

          10,000 Word Dissertation

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Ms Laura Edgar

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          10,000 Word DissertationLawCCDM023Full year7NoNo

          10,000 Word Dissertation

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Ms Laura Edgar

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          10,000 Word DissertationLawCCDM023Full year7NoNo

          10,000 Word Dissertation

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Ms Laura Edgar

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          20,000 Word DissertationLawCCDM024Full year7NoNo

          20,000 Word Dissertation

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Ms Laura Edgar

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          20,000 Word DissertationLawCCDM024Full year7NoNo

          20,000 Word Dissertation

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Ms Laura Edgar

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          20,000 Word DissertationLawCCDM024Full year7NoNo

          20,000 Word Dissertation

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Ms Laura Edgar

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON6061Full year6YesYes

          Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (a)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Lihong Wei
          Overlap: CON6066
          Prerequisite: None

          QMUL Model Available to: All students

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.Students will be able to demonstrate evidence of a personal ethic which is informed by a critical awareness of diverse cultural and global contexts.

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a low intermediate level (CEFR level B1) in Mandarin Chinese.
          Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency in speaking, accuracy in written expression, and growing mastery of Chinese characters. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal relatively comfortably, confidently and competently at an intermediate level (CEFR B1/B2) with the language required to cope with a wide range of circumstances and situations.
          In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus which reflects the attainment criteria Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at B2 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike.
          The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.
          By the end of the module, students will be able to read complex and challenging texts in Mandarin (particularly related to current affairs), they will also be able to understand longer and challenging spoken texts and have a general discussion about a variety of topics at a higher intermediate level.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH_SLF
          Big Data ProcessingElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS765ASemester 17NoNo

          Big Data Processing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Arkaitz Zubiaga

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 65.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Mass Transfer and Separation ProcessesEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5412Semester 15NoNo

          Mass Transfer and Separation Processes

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Petra Szilagyi

          Description: The module will cover the fundamental concepts in mass transfer and separation processes.
          Fundamentals of phase changes, phase equilibria, and fluid mixtures (including real systems of gases and liquids) will be discussed and related to separation processes. Correlations and similarities between heat, momentum, and mass transfer will be discussed. The module will give a detailed discussion on mass flux and its role in diffusion and convection. A quantitative analysis of diffusion and convection in fluids will also be given.
          Liquid-liquid extraction: equilibrium data for immiscible and partially miscible systems.
          Binary distillation: continuous distillation (column configuration, condensers, reboilers).
          McCabe-Thiele approach for binary systems. Total, minimum, and optimum reflux. Optimal feed placement, product specifications and relative volatility. Binary batch distillation (single stage, multi-stage).
          Solid-liquid separation by filtration or drying.
          Osmosis, pressure-retarded osmosis, reverse osmosis from theory to applications.
          Analysis of psychrometric charts, including wet bulb temperature, and absolute and relative humidity.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Engineering Industrial ExperienceEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN616Full year6NoNo

          Engineering Industrial Experience

          Credits: 120.0
          Contact: Prof James Busfield

          Description: Students will be helped to secure a work placement through a range of new initiatives in a company appropriate to the programme. The work placement will normally be a year in length but not less than 6 months. Successful students with a placement will each be allocated a tutor, a SEMS academic in a relevant field, who will wherever practical visit the student twice in the year. Where a visit is not possible the tutor will ensure that there is email and telephone contact with the student. SEMS will also identify a mentor in the workplace at each employer. This person is likely to be their line manager and will be expected to support as well as line-manage the student. Students completing the module will be required to work on a project that will allow them to follow a pathway toward CEng registration approximately three years after graduation; maintain a training diary to be reviewed by their tutor during and after the placement is completed; attend at least one Industrial Liaison Forum to share their experience with other SEMS students; deliver one seminar at QMUL to promote future opportunities at their sponsor; complete a final report on the placement.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 5: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Advanced Safety EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN6440Semester 26NoNo

          Advanced Safety Engineering

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Petra Szilagyi

          Description: This module introduces hazards encountered in industrial process plants. It offers students an opportunity to acquire basic skills in the main areas of Safety and Loss Prevention. The core lecture programme covers elementary stress analysis ('mechanics'), process safety and plant reliability; a parallel stream introduces fundamental concepts of corrosion, a particularly important hazard. Environmental impact is considered in DEN320 Environmental Engineering.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Advanced Flight Control and Simulation of Aerospace VehiclesEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7001Semester 17NoNo

          Advanced Flight Control and Simulation of Aerospace Vehicles

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Medical Ethics and Regulatory AffairsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7020Semester 27NoNo

          Medical Ethics and Regulatory Affairs

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof David Lee

          Description: This module provides an introduction to applied medical ethics and law related to the development of new products in the field of bioengineering. It provides knowledge of the regulatory mechanisms of approval of products for clinical use in the UK, the EU and the US, risk management and design processes.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Big Data ProcessingElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS765AFull year7NoNo

          Big Data Processing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Arkaitz Zubiaga

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 65.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          International Energy TransactionsLawCCLP162Semester 17NoNo

          International Energy Transactions

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Ms Norah Gallagher

          Description: This module provide students with a good understanding of the main types of energy transactions. International energy transactions are complex, large, incredibly high risk and very expensive. They involve many parties from hosts states, international oil companies, national oil companies, NGOs, IGOs as well as service providers. The course is focused on practical issues including specific contract provisions used in upstream contacts from PSC's to JOA's. The module also looks at the structure used in finance energy projects and reserve base lending. The unconventional and LNG value chain and increasing market is also covered. Nuclear power is still part of the energy matrix of many states being a low carbon process and ensuring energy security.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          International Arbitration and EnergyLawCCLP163Semester 17NoNo

          International Arbitration and Energy

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Maxi Charlotte Scherer

          Description: International arbitration proceedings in the energy sector have seen an important increase in recent years, both in terms of their numbers and their economic and political importance. This module provides students with the basis for understanding the particular issues of disputes in the energy sector, both in international investment and commercial arbitration. It gives students aiming to work in the arbitration area an important qualification in a very competitive market.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          International Regulation and Governance of EnergyLawCCLP164Semester 27NoNo

          International Regulation and Governance of Energy

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: This module will provide students with a good knowledge of the regulation and governance of the energy sector. It considers the issues impacting the continuing development of the sector as it relates to regulation with particular emphasis on the EU and the internal energy market it seeks to create. It will examine specifically, for example, energy regulation models, and the regulation and governance of specific markets such as oil and gas, electricity and alternate energy sources. It will explore issues such as the role of ACER as a transnational regulator, the European Target Model for the electricity and gas markets, market coupling and the likely shape of future energy markets as the Energy Union continues to take shape. It will encourage students to critically analyse the issues impacting regulation and to apply their knowledge to factual problems encountered by regulators and non-state actors.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Information Technology Transactions: Management and DisputesLawCCLP206Semester 27NoNo

          Information Technology Transactions: Management and Disputes

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: The module covers information technology transactions, contracts and licences in a variety of areas, such as: system procurement contracts, commercial software licensing, outsourcing, cloud computing and free and open source software.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Solid MechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5102Semester 25YesNo

          Solid Mechanics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Vassili Toropov
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take DEN4102 or take MAT102

          Description: This module further develops material taught in the first year with respect to stresses and strains in components and how they may be designed to prevent failure. It considers plane stress and strain conditions, using matrix notation to describe these conditions and the failure criteria that may be applied to these systems. It also considers complex bending conditions in asymmetric and composite beams and the stability of struts. Examples will be drawn from applications in aerospace, mechanical and medical engineering.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Energy Conversion AnalysisEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5107Semester 15YesNo

          Energy Conversion Analysis

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Mohamed Adjali
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must ( take DEN4006 or take DEN4404 ) and take DEN107

          Description: This module will develop the ideas introduced in DEN4006 Energy Conversion Systems and study how energy conversion systems can be analysed quantitatively. To do this it will use many of the concepts and fundamental laws introduced in DEN107. It will also analyse reacting flows with particular reference to combustion and their application to the analysis of internal combustion engines.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Engineering InstrumentationEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5109Semester 15NoNo

          Engineering Instrumentation

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Hasan Shaheed

          Description: This module is focused on transducers and their uses in engineering control systems. It studies methods of taking measurements, and motor and actuator theory, reviewing important transducer characteristics and the methodology for selecting an appropriate transducer. In relation to this, the module also covers methods of acquiring data from transducers, and effectively processing electronic signals. All aspects of the module content are brought together in a problem based learning exercise, involving the control of a robotic arm.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Applications in RoboticsEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM420Semester 27NoNo

          Applications in Robotics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: This is a comprehensive module covering the fundamental areas of mechatronics and robotics technology and the application of robotics. The aims of this module are to introduce robotics as an integral part of modern automation, to provide an introductory insight into the engineering design and application of robot manipulator systems, to provide an understanding of path planning of robotic manipulators and mobile robots, to explain the actuator and sensor principles as pertinent for robotics, to
          introduce various aspects of robot modelling and to introduce problems encountered in robot programming and their remedies.

          This module covers the important area of robotics applications. The module will show how robotics can be employed to solve problems in a wide range of applications, in areas such as industry, space, extreme environments and healthcare. Application areas include surgical robots and robotic devices, prosthetics, assistive and rehabilitation robots , endoscopic robots, human-robot interaction in the factory floor, flexible work cells, automation through robotics in industry, space, lunar exploration, nuclear waste decommissioning, etc.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Whole System Design in Sustainable EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM433Semester 27NoNo

          Whole System Design in Sustainable Engineering

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Stuart Peters

          Description: This module examines the nature of sustainability and various sustainability models before examining the role of national and international government agencies on environmental management. The role of technology is examined, primarily through life cycle analysis, and includes design of products, energy supply, and personal consumption. A particular emphasis will be placed on life cycle analysis of wind, solar and nuclear.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Energy Conversion AnalysisEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM510Semester 15NoNo

          Energy Conversion Analysis

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Mohamed Adjali

          Description: This module will develop the ideas introduced in DEN4006 Energy Conversion Systems and study how energy conversion systems can be analysed quantitatively. To do this it will use many of the concepts and fundamental laws introduced in DEN107. It will also analyse reacting flows with particular reference to combustion and their application to the analysis of internal combustion engines.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Grad, div and curl: Vector Calculus for EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM512Semester 15NoNo

          Grad, div and curl: Vector Calculus for Engineering

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Henri Huijberts

          Description: This module builds on DEN4122/4123 Mathematics and Computing 1/2 to provide students with knowledge of more advanced mathematical and computing techniques that are essential for Engineering students. Topics covered are basics of vector calculus, vector and scalar fields, gradient of scalar fields, optimisation, div and curl of vector fields, vector integration, integral theorems, curvilinear coordinates, application to derivation of the Navier-Stokes Equations.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Professionalism, Teamwork and Social Responsibility 2DentistryDIN5103Full year5NoNo

          Professionalism, Teamwork and Social Responsibility 2

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Miss Baldeesh Chana

          Description: This 15-credit module builds upon knowledge and skills acquisition gained in Year 1 and continues to develop professionalism, teamworking, and social responsibility, with further development of the theme of complaints handling which will be integrated into Clinical Practice. Much of this module will be embedded into patient care, with some specific academic teaching in key
          areas. Special Care Dentistry will become a key feature throughout this year and will continue through the year.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Public Health and Evidence Based Dentistry 2DentistryDIN5104Full year5NoNo

          Public Health and Evidence Based Dentistry 2

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Miss Baldeesh Chana

          Description: The course combines structured Evidenced Based Dentistry and Dental Public Health teaching; and will build on concepts introduced in Year 1. You will be encouraged to use your EBD skills (including asking structured questions, searching for research and critically-appraising the research) and apply it to your clinical practice.

          You will focus on exploring national oral health trends and social inequalities in oral health in the UK. You will also be introduced to new concepts such as patient-reported oral health measures, the link between general health and oral health and oral health promotion.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          The Dental Technology Research ProjectDentistryDIN7003Full year7NoNo

          The Dental Technology Research Project

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Dr Michael Cattell

          Description: This is a core module of all the Masters Programmes offered by the Institute of Dentistry. The research project undertaken in this course gives the student real insight into the philosophy of research as well as practical experience in the process of completing a piece of original work. This module involves the following content: Self-directed study; Research; Preparation of dissertation and presentation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          OcclusionDentistryDIN7004Full year7NoNo

          Occlusion

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Jason Niggli

          Description: This module introduces students to the occlusal concepts for Prosthodontics. Subjects covered in seminars are anterior/posterior occlusion, group function, balanced occlusions and conformative and re-organised occlusions. TMJ and managing occlusal changes and articulation. This module is based on the theory of occlusion, which will be applied to the technical practice cases carried out in the laboratory including: Setting up dentures; Occlusal splints; Diagnostic/occlusal waxing; Impressions, casts, facebows and mounting for analysis of cases.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Advanced Topics in Inorganic ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE403Semester 17NoNo

          Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact:
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take CHE203B and take CHE303U

          Description: This module will cover advanced topics in inorganic chemistry from the more traditional aspects to the latest trends. This will include the role that metals play in biological systems and in medical applications; also the more recent role of nanoparticles will be discussed, with a focus on inorganic nanomaterials, from synthesis to applications, including a comparison between 'nano' and 'bulk' properties. Electron transport in naturally occurring systems will be covered such as in the electron transfer chain of aerobic respiration, nitrogenase enzymes and the role of iron-porphyrin complexes in biological electron transfer.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          AeroelasticityEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM032Semester 27NoNo

          Aeroelasticity

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Vehicular CrashworthinessEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM033Semester 27NoNo

          Vehicular Crashworthiness

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Fabian Duddeck

          Description: The module aims to provide an in-depth description of all aspects related to the design of vehicles with respect to their crashworthiness. Here within are included technical aspects, social aspects and economical aspects, which are finally placed in the context of the total product development processes of current industries. Main parts are: history of crashworthiness, crash tests, structural aspects, material selection and modelling, numerical methods for crash, biomechanics, restraint systems and special aspects related to aerospace and automotive.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Cybercapitalism and LiteratureLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6207Semester 16YesYes

          Cybercapitalism and Literature

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Benjamin Holgate
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in HSS

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply a critically analytical approach to an appropriate range of multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches.

          Description: The internet, electronic financial markets, the growth of finance, and the emergence of cybercapital behemoths like Alibaba, Airbnb, and Google have transformed economies around the world and, as a result, modern life and culture in the 21st century. This module investigates how literature reflects and interprets this dual economic and cultural revolution. The course explores the nexus between cyberspace and capitalism. As a result, the module emphasises the economic humanities as a methodology within comparative literature scholarship. Students are encouraged to think about key questions: Does economics shape culture or is culture independent of economic factors? How do writers portray the interconnection between economic forces and culture? What do we gain through interdisciplinary approaches to literary criticism and what are the problems? The course examines what authors mean when they refer to the `economy,¿ how people¿s imagination of the `economy¿ relates to the real thing, and what literature reveals about our assumptions. Students will primarily read novels from different language traditions and also non-fiction books, such as long-form business journalism and economic writings. In addition, the course investigates the literary aspects of economic discourse, including rhetoric, metaphor, and narrative.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Multi- and inter-disciplinaritySBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_POL
          Exilic Writing and the Making of World LiteratureLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM7201Semester 27NoNo

          Exilic Writing and the Making of World Literature

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Galin Tihanov
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: "This module introduces students to exile as one of the foundational discourses of modernity that interrogates memory, identity, and language. Today's notion of world literature is inseparable from a transnational and cosmopolitan perspective, which is intimately - and in a characteristically contradictory manner - linked to exilic experiences and the practice of exilic writing. In this course, we will analyse artifacts (literature, but also some paintings, two texts which fall in the genre of "philosophy of history", a play, and a film) by European, Indian, Japanese, and American authors in order to begin to think about how exile and exilic writing have been inscribed in the very notion of world literature with which we work today."

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Culture, Memory and TraumaLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM7204Semester 17NoNo

          Culture, Memory and Trauma

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Jeremy Hicks
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module explores the place of the trauma and memory and analyses responses to and theorisations of trauma by writers, thinkers and visual artists. We consider theoretical treatments of memory, trauma and witnessing including Erll, Freud, Felman and Laub, Caruth, Agamben, along with historical case studies in literature and other media. These focus on depictions of the Holocaust, but also narratives of the Gulag, the post-colonial, 9/11 and other historical phenomena understood as traumatic.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Dissertation in Comparative LiteratureLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM7206Full year7NoNo

          Dissertation in Comparative Literature

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Dr Shital Pravinchandra
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: In coordination with a supervisor, students will select a topic for advanced study. They will collect and analyse the necessary literary texts and theoretical material. This will result in the writing of a 12-15,000 word dissertation. For this, 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:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Writing the Self: Autobiography in the Middle AgesLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5210Semester 15NoNo

          Writing the Self: Autobiography in the Middle Ages

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Rosa Vidal Doval
          Overlap: COM511
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module studies the development of autobiographical writing and the concept of the self in the Middle Ages. It will explore a series of texts ranging from late antiquity to the late Middle Ages, produced by men and women, and concerned with the life of the religious and the lay. Key texts, studied in translation, include: Augustine of Hippo's Confessions, Peter Aberlad's Story of His Misfortunes, Guibert of Nogent's Memoirs, Margery Kempe's The Book of Margery Kempe, and Leonor López de Córdoba's Memorias.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Research ProjectDentistryDIN7162Full year7NoNo

          Research Project

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Dr Aylin Baysan

          Description: Data derived from research projects will provide evidence for the future clinical applications in Clinical Dentistry and will close the gap within the literature related to Minimally Invasive Dentistry.

          The module will initially provide students with a introduction to the research, including qualitative and quantitative paradigms, methodology, validity and reliability and support them to choose their research projects which are in the areas of Minimally Invasive approaches in all clinical dental disciplines.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Dissertation
          • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Applied Science of EndodontologyDentistryDIN7170Full year7NoNo

          Applied Science of Endodontology

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Bun Chong

          Description: This module is an academic module focussing primarily on the basic science of endodontology.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Advanced Applied Science of EndodontologyDentistryDIN7171Full year7NoNo

          Advanced Applied Science of Endodontology

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Bun Chong

          Description: This module is an academic module focussing primarily on the clinical basis of endodontics and its interface with other aspects of dentistry.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Laboratory Endodontic SkillsDentistryDIN7172Full year7NoNo

          Laboratory Endodontic Skills

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Bun Chong

          Description: This module is a practical module essential for the development of the skills required for competency in endodontic techniques. Students will need to demonstrate satisfactory completion of this module as a pre-requisite for the clinical module which follows this module.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 50.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Clinical Skills in EndodonticsDentistryDIN7173Full year7NoNo

          Clinical Skills in Endodontics

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Bun Chong

          Description: This core module comprises supervised clinical patient treatment sessions. At the end of this module, students are required to submit two clinical case reports of patients they have treated.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 4: 30.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Literature Review in Relation to Endodontic PracticeDentistryDIN7174Full year7NoNo

          Literature Review in Relation to Endodontic Practice

          Credits: 45.0
          Contact: Prof Bun Chong

          Description: In this module, the students will build on skills in conducting a search and appraisal of the literature on an agreed endodontic topic. At the end of this module, students will be required to produce a literature review report.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 60.00% Dissertation
          • Item 4: 10.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Topics in Physical ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE304USemester 16NoNo

          Topics in Physical Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ali Zarbakhsh

          Description: This module will explore the theory of ionic solutions, the properties of interfaces and the behaviour of molecules at interfaces, and experimental methods for the investigation and characterisation of such systems. This will include discussion of topics such as the conductivity and electrochemistry of ionic solutions, molecular adsorption at interfaces and self-assembly, the structure of solid surfaces and experimental techniques such as atomic force microscopy.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Computational ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE305PSemester 26NoNo

          Computational Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Gregory Chass

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 4: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 5: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 6: 10.00% Practical
          Level: 6
          Information RetrievalElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS736USemester 27NoNo

          Information Retrieval

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Qianni Zhang
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take ECS509U and take ECS519U

          Description: The field of information retrieval (IR) aims to provide techniques and tools to support effective and efficient access to large amounts of textual information (e.g. stored on the web, digital libraries, intranets). This involves representation, retrieval, presentation and user issues.

          The following topics will be covered:

          1. Application of representation and retrieval approaches described in the Foundations of Information Retrieval module, Semester A, in the context of structured documents, in particular web documents, and digital libraries.

          2. Databases & information retrieval, and logical models for information retrieval.

          3. The organisation of documents according to categories (e.g. Yahoo directory) or their content to provide more effective presentation of the collection to the users.

          4. The design of interfaces and visualisation tools that aim at supporting end-users in their search tasks.

          5. User aspects, including the evaluation of IR systems according to user satisfaction, and the incorporation of user information seeking behaviour in the search task.

          The module consists of 3 hours per week of lectures for 12 weeks, including labs and tutorials.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Introduction to MultimediaElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS416USemester 24YesNo

          Introduction to Multimedia

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Miles Hansard

          Description: This module unit focuses on the basics concepts on multimedia systems. It introduces the student to the building elements of multimedia computing and their relation with human perception.

          By the end of the module students should be able to:

          * understand the difference between analogue and digital
          * cover the underlying theory of quantisation and sampling for audio, images and video
          * learn the high-level functioning of the human year and human eye
          * understand the different colour space representations
          * understand how to characterise different media through their features
          * study practical examples of multimedia systems

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 15.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 8.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 4: 7.00% Practical
          Level: 4
          SurrealismLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6029Semester 16YesNo

          Surrealism

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Emilie Oleron Evans
          Overlap: FRE6029
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This interdisciplinary module focuses on the art, literature, politics and theory of Dada and Surrealism. Students will study surrealist painting (Dali, Magritte, Kahlo), collage (Ernst), photography (Man Ray, Cahun), film (Dalí and Buñuel, Artaud, Dulac), poetry (Desnos, Eluard), and politics (Breton). Topics to be studied include: art and psychoanalysis, art and politics, art and revolution, gender identity, and representation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Twentieth-century French Thought: Language and CreativityLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6035Semester 26NoNo

          Twentieth-century French Thought: Language and Creativity

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Kirsteen Anderson
          Overlap: FRE6035
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: is module explores how imagination and language work together in French literature and thought from the late nineteenth- to the late twentieth-century, a period of exciting experiment. It invites you to respond both as a literary critic and as a creative writer. You will study three significant writers - Stéphane Mallarmé ( a symbolist poet), Roland Barthes (a cultural critic interested in the myths and social structures which shape us) and Luce Irigaray (a philosopher and psychoanalyst trying to open up a new cultural space for women and men) - who all interpret their contemporary moment and their relationship to writing in innovative ways.
          You will be able to experiment as a writer through a series of short written assignments in response to each of the texts studied (commenting on a poem or on the process of translating it; developing your own piece of cultural criticism; generating an exploratory text which links gender, language and thought).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 16.67% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 16.67% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 16.67% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Brecht and the DramaLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6040Semester 16YesNo

          Brecht and the Drama

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
          Overlap: COM5040, GER5040, GER6040, COM6040P
          Prerequisite: Any level 4 literature or drama module

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Art in France: Manet to Early PicassoLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5003Semester 15YesNo

          Art in France: Manet to Early Picasso

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Emilie Oleron Evans
          Overlap: FRE5003
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module explores early modernist painting in France from Manet to the beginnings of Cubism. It focuses mainly on the works of Manet (from his Déjeuner sur l'herbe 1863), Monet, Morisot, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Picasso's early paintings (including Les Demoiselles d¿Avignon, 1906-7). Paintings will be discussed both as an aesthetic and a social practice. Topics studied include: the spectacle of the modern city, gender and representation, the dialogue between art and literature, the influence of non-European art forms, realism v modernism. No prior knowledge of art history is needed.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          German Romanticism in its European ContextLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5004Semester 25YesNo

          German Romanticism in its European Context

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Ruediger Goerner
          Overlap: GER4004, GER5004
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: Romanticism was one of the defining periods in modern cultural history. Religious, philosophical and (para-)scientific phenomena were hotly debated, psychology was established and an awareness of politics became a dominant fact of life. Given wide-spread censorship the literary journal and the salon emerged as most important fora for debate. Aesthetically, a particular attraction of Romanticism was the sharing of closely related artistic experiences, such as the affirmation of sensuality and the eternal yearning for temporary fulfilment, throughout Europe for some five decades.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Reel or Real? Rio on the Global Stage and ImaginaryLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5037Semester 25YesNo

          Reel or Real? Rio on the Global Stage and Imaginary

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Else Vieira
          Overlap: POR4037
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: What lurks behind a city¿s shifting sobriquets? The Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvellous City) mantra pays a tribute to Rio¿s elevation to the Post-War world screens for its `arresting combination of rock and water, white sand and emerald forest¿ within a metropolis. The duet Tom Jobim-Frank Sinatra projected internationally its sensual beach culture amalgamating the woman¿s and the city¿s beauty. `Gay Rio¿ brings out global intimacies through the city¿s striking Flamengo landmarks (1965) inspired by urban planner Lota M. Soares¿s long relationship with American poet laureate Elizabeth Bishop. `A mutilated poem¿ can be a metaphor for representations of Rio by national and international resident writers such as Angolan Agualusa on the pressures on the locals of international drug traffic. `Circus maximus¿ on the world¿s screen or desfavelamento (favela clearance) in emerging literature from the margins on bravura urbanisation for 21st century mega-events? Have the 2016 Olympic Games enabled this aspiring global city to reinvent itself symbolically in the world¿s imaginary beyond the screen mantra or the literary realism of social implosion? Comparisons will also be made to filmic and literary representations of São Paulo, Latin America¿s financial hub. Global South Studies underpin the module. All texts are available in English.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Brecht and the DramaLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5040Semester 15YesNo

          Brecht and the Drama

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
          Overlap: COM6040, GER5040, GER6040, COM6040P
          Prerequisite: Any level 4 literature or drama module

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Catalan IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmCAT6200Full year6NoYes

          Catalan III

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Ms Laura Bolo
          Overlap: CAT601
          Prerequisite: CAT512,CAT5200

          QMUL Model Available to: All students

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.Students will be able to demonstrate evidence of a personal ethic which is informed by a critical awareness of diverse cultural and global contexts.

          Description: This module is for students who have completed Catalan II Intensive. The focus will be on fluency, expansion of vocabulary, grammatical accuracy, advanced oral and reading comprehension, and development of writing skills.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH
          Fundamentals of Web TechnologyElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS417USemester 24NoNo

          Fundamentals of Web Technology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Usman Naeem
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take ECS401U

          Description: This is a module designed to offer you practical skills as well as understanding of underlying principles of programming the World Wide Web. There will be two hours of lectures per week, and weekly timetabled lab sessions for each student. Major topics you will study include Internet and Web server basics; client-side programming using XHTML; Cascading Style Sheets, and Javascript. You will develop practical skills in server-side programming using PHP and gain an understanding and hands on experience in the practical issues involved when setting up a website.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 26.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 24.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Business ModellingElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS418WSemester 24NoNo

          Business Modelling

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Eranjan Padumadasa

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Interaction DesignElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS612USemester 26NoNo

          Interaction Design

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Tony Stockman

          Description: Traditionally, interactive systems design has focused on enhancing people's efficiency or productivity. For example, to increase the speed with which tasks can be completed or to minimise the number of errors people make. Economic and social changes have led to a situation in which the primary use of many technologies is for fun; ie. in which there is no quantifiable output and no clear goal other than enjoyment. Computer games, mobile music players and online communities are all examples where the quality of the experience is the primary aim of the interaction. This module explores the challenges these new technologies, and the industries they have created, present for the design and evaluation of interactive systems. It moves away from a human computer interaction model, which is too constrained for real world problems and provides you with an opportunity to engage with theories relating to cultural dynamics, social activity, and live performance. It explores the nature of engagement with interactive systems and between people when mediated by interactive systems.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Legal Principles and Concepts in Computer and Communications LawLawCCDM116Full year6NoNo

          Legal Principles and Concepts in Computer and Communications Law

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Ms Laura Edgar

          Description: This Module will provide non law students with the fundamental principles and concepts of the core legal subjects of tort, contract, criminal law, administrative/constitutional and property law. The Module will introduce these subjects to the students and also explain the connections and differences between different areas of law (eg private-public law) and the wider legal system (eg the national and international layers; civil law and case law). The principles and concepts will be explained by using examples and cases from the Computer and Communications Law field. The students will learn to apply and critically analyse the legal principles in these fields to the subject area of computer and communications law.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Law and EconomicsLawCCLF001Semester 17NoNo

          Law and Economics

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Garry Gabison

          Description: This module investigates the intersection of law and economics. This module discusses how economics has been used to analysis different areas of the law (e.g., contract law). This module discusses how the law impacts the economic analysis. The module looks at the neoclassical economic model, market failures, behavioural economics and their application to the law. The module looks at how laws shape economic models. The module looks at variety of laws (e.g., corporate law) and their applications to economic reasoning.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Global Supply Chain ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSP091Semester 27NoNo

          Global Supply Chain Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: Over the last few decades the business world has become more complex, fragmented, and geographically scattered. As firms outsource a growing portion of the activities and functions that were previously carried out in-house, they become one element of a multifaceted and intricate process of value creation and capture that cut across firms' and states' borders: the supply chain. As value-creating activities and functions are shared between ever more players their linkages increase as well as their interdependence. The study of global supply chains and their management looks at this scattered environment: the linkages and
          relationships among firms, and among firms and other actors; and focuses on how leading firms attempt to drive this complexity in multiple ways, whether by increasing coherence, consistency and unity in the supply chain, or by shifting costs to other chain members and increasing competitive pressures among them.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          DissertationBusiness and ManagementBUSP100Full year7NoNo

          Dissertation

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: 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.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Financial Analysis and Management AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUSP107Semester 17NoNo

          Financial Analysis and Management Accounting

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: The module addresses a range of interconnected topics such as: The evolution of the accounting conceptual framework and the centrality of managers reporting to investors, shareholders and government; The range of financial statements (as specified by IAS1): income, cash, changes in equity and balance sheet; Comprehensive income statement (recognizing holding gains); Applications of Cost Volume Profit Analysis on Management Accounting and implications on decision making; Cost Allocation using Traditional methods and Activity Based Costing ; Strategic Investment Decisions: How companies use accounting information in order to make important decisions; Budgeting and Variance Analysis; Performance Evaluation: How business evaluate business units¿ performance; Presentation of different techniques, Performance Evaluation: EVA vs Balanced Scorecard.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Dissertation in International Dispute Resolution - ArbitrationLawCCDD200Full year7NoNo

          Dissertation in International Dispute Resolution - Arbitration

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Mr Remy Gerbay

          Description: 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.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Dissertation in International Dispute Resolution - ArbitrationLawCCDD200Full year7NoNo

          Dissertation in International Dispute Resolution - Arbitration

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Mr Remy Gerbay

          Description: 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.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          International Commercial Arbitration Theory and ContextLawCCDD201Semester 17NoNo

          International Commercial Arbitration Theory and Context

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Mr Remy Gerbay

          Description: The aim of this course is to establish students' knowledge and critical understanding as well as provide an
          insight into the practice of international commercial arbitration as an independent comparative law subject. The subject is first examined generically, without any reference to any national laws, arbitration rules or international instruments; and then various national and institutional approaches are presented.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 60.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          International Commercial Arbitration Theory and ContextLawCCDD201Full year7NoNo

          International Commercial Arbitration Theory and Context

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Mr Remy Gerbay

          Description: The aim of this course is to establish students' knowledge and critical understanding as well as provide an
          insight into the practice of international commercial arbitration as an independent comparative law subject. The subject is first examined generically, without any reference to any national laws, arbitration rules or international instruments; and then various national and institutional approaches are presented.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 60.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Licensing Intellectual PropertyLawCCLP078Semester 27NoNo

          Licensing Intellectual Property

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Gail Evans

          Description: The module begins with an explanation of the principles of intellectual property, contract and competition law as they relate to licensing contracts. The body of the module will be concerned with the character, structure and drafting of licensing agreements for the major forms of intellectual property to include patent, trade mark and copyright licensing. The module will examine in light of statute and case law, the key terms common to such licensing agreements including: ownership; grant of intellectual property; territorial exclusivity; invention improvement; sublicensing; royalties; warranties; indemnities and dispute resolution. The module will discuss current issues in the field of licensing including trade marks and selective distribution agreements; standard essential patents and FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) licensing; as well as copyright licensing, news aggregation; and technological self-help measures including blockchain technologies.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Sound Recording and Production TechniquesElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS614USemester 16NoNo

          Sound Recording and Production Techniques

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Mathieu Barthet

          Description: The module develops the students' skills and understanding of contemporary audio production techniques. It will give the students a good grounding in the theoretical aspects of audio production, from the functionality of audio interfaces to the signal processing within audio effects, as well as providing practical experience in the use of all audio equipment to which the theory applies. The students will learn the implications of audio digitisation, through which they will gain an understanding of the various means by which digital media is disseminated in the modern age.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Digital Systems DesignElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS615USemester 16NoNo

          Digital Systems Design

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Luk Arnaut
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take ECS412U

          Description: This module provides a basic understanding of the principles of large digital system design. The module also uses VHDL to program Xilinx Complex Programmable Logic Devices with associated design tools for the laboratory work.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 15.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Integrated Circuit DesignElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS617USemester 26NoNo

          Integrated Circuit Design

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Chris Phillips
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take ECS527U

          Description: The mdule covers: C FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY: Lithography, diffusion, vapour deposition, ion implantation. Design rules. Yield. CMOS processes.
          DESIGN METHODOLOGY: Gate array, standard cell and full custom design. The design/simulate/test cycle. Programmable Logic Devices.
          CMOS DESIGN: CMOS gates and logic interconnection and layout. CMOS design problems and solutions.
          OTHER IC TECNOLOGIES: BiCMOS, GaAs, SiGe.
          CAD TECHNIQUES: Layout languages and custom design software. Logic simulators and Circuit simulators. Hardware design and description languages. Verilog.
          VLSI ARCHITECTURES
          TESTING: Design for test. Concepts of testability.
          STATE OF THE ART IN IC DESIGN

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Electronic SensingElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS700PSemester 17NoNo

          Electronic Sensing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov

          Description: The new module focuses on electronic engineering aspects of sensing and instrumentation systems. It integrates the themes of signal theory, metrology, sensing & transduction, signal acquisition and conditioning for further processing, analysis, characterisation and design of sensing electronic systems, system-level considerations and sensor data analysis techniques. The knowledge and skills developed through this module are essential for any student engaging in the design of systems which extract signals from, or interact with the real world, and are highly relevant to electronic engineers designing, testing and using sensing systems and applications.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Fundamentals of Organic ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE102ASemester 14YesNo

          Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Stellios Arseniyadis

          Description: This module is designed to introduce first year students to the fundamental principles underpinning organic chemistry. A substantial introduction, covering topics such as stucture, bonding, stereochemistry, acidity and curved arrow formalism will provide students with basic tools required to explain and predict the structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Focus is then given to reactivity, using a mechanistic approach to discuss topics such as nucleophillic substitution, elimination reactions, electrophillic addition, aromatic chemistry and carbonyl chemistry.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Fundamentals of Organic ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE102BSemester 24YesNo

          Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Xacobe Cambeiro

          Description: This module is designed to introduce first year students to the fundamental principles underpinning organic chemistry. A substantial introduction, covering topics such as stucture, bonding, stereochemistry, acidity and curved arrow formalism will provide students with basic tools required to explain and predict the structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Focus is then given to reactivity, using a mechanistic approach to discuss topics such as nucleophillic substitution, elimination reactions, electrophillic addition, aromatic chemistry and carbonyl chemistry.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Fundamentals of SpectroscopyBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE104Semester 14YesNo

          Fundamentals of Spectroscopy

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Christian Nielsen

          Description: Spectroscopic techniques have revolutionised our understanding of matter at the molecular level and are essential tools in chemical research and in the development of the subject. This module aims to provide students with a coherent and rigorous introduction to the principles and applications of spectroscopic techniques, in a way that spans the traditional fields of chemistry. It covers the more common techniques, including IR, UV-VIS and NMR spectroscopy, and lays the foundations for more detailed coverage of spectroscopic techniques in subsequent years of the degree programme.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Securities and Markets RegulationLawCCLP001Semester 27NoNo

          Securities and Markets Regulation

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Costanza Russo

          Description: This module covers the most important pieces of EU legislation applicable to capital markets. These include the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID and MiFIR), the Transparency Directive and the UCITS and AIFM Directives, which discipline collective investment funds and alternative investment funds managers. Particular attention will be given to the study of market venues as well as the European and International institutional framework governing their supervision.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          International Banking RegulationLawCCLP007Semester 17NoNo

          International Banking Regulation

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Costanza Russo

          Description: This module provides students with an in depth and thorough understanding of the legal and supervisory framework covering the entire life-cycle of a bank, from its inception to its failure. It also considers the economic and legal rationale for regulating banking institutions. The module covers both the regulatory and the supervisory framework in the UK and the EU. However, reference to international standards and the activities of international standard setters, such as the Financial Stability Board and the Basel Committee of Banking Supervision, is made throughout the module.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Mergers and AcquisitionsLawCCLP010Semester 27NoNo

          Mergers and Acquisitions

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal

          Description: Primarily the course aims to contribute to a critical understanding of the subject matter through the combined study of theories of regulation in general and the corporate dynamics in particular, with a special focus on the different stakeholders involved in corporate finance. The module will focus on issues such as: the use of debt and equity; why merge or acquire a business; due diligence, acquisition/sale agreements and contractual governance; the permissibility and regulation of takeover defenses in the UK, US and the EU and the protection of minority shareholders through the regulation of this bid process; the role of other constituencies such as employees affected by control transactions.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Ethics and Governance in Business and FinanceLawCCLP011Semester 17NoNo

          Ethics and Governance in Business and Finance

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Costanza Russo

          Description: This module analyses unethical practices arising in business and in the financial sector and links them with corresponding corporate governance problems. The module then provides a critical evaluation of the relevant regulatory and supervisory framework which strive to address them.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          EU and US Design LawLawCCLP081Semester 27NoNo

          EU and US Design Law

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof David Musker

          Description: Design rights are exclusive rights granted for the protection of a design that offers a new and individual appearance. This module deals with the rationales for and process of obtaining and enforcing design protection under the provisions of the European and US statutes, including infringement, defences, revocation and remedies.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          International and Comparative Law of Unfair CompetitionLawCCLP082Semester 27NoNo

          International and Comparative Law of Unfair Competition

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Apostolos Chronopoulos

          Description: The module aims at providing the students with a thorough account of the main legal theories of unfair competition in various jurisdictions with a particular focus on US, EU, UK, French and German law in light of the binding European and international legal frameworks. Legal problems are approached from a comparative perspective. At the same time, emphasis is placed on the practical problems that arise in the context of disputes that involve claims of unfair competition.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Computational ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE305USemester 26NoNo

          Computational Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Gregory Chass

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 4: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 5: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 6: 10.00% Practical
          Level: 6
          Electronic SensingElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS700USemester 17NoNo

          Electronic Sensing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov

          Description: The new module focuses on electronic engineering aspects of sensing and instrumentation systems. It integrates the themes of signal theory, metrology, sensing & transduction, signal acquisition and conditioning for further processing, analysis, characterisation and design of sensing electronic systems, system-level considerations and sensor data analysis techniques. The knowledge and skills developed through this module are essential for any student engaging in the design of systems which extract signals from, or interact with the real world, and are highly relevant to electronic engineers designing, testing and using sensing systems and applications.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Computer Architecture and NetworksElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS7010PSemester 17NoNo

          Computer Architecture and Networks

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Chris Phillips

          Description: The main focus of this module is software engineering and systems analysis. Students will learn about binary digital logic, essential aspects of computer architecture, the hardware/software interface, and computer networks, particularly the Internet. Content covers:

          Digital Logic and information representation in binary
          The Concept of a Stored Program Computer: the von Neumann Architecture and the Fetch/Execute Cycle
          The Memory Hierarchy and Caching
          The Concept of a Packet Switched Network: Internet Protocols
          Routing and Performance Issues with Networks
          Representative Internet applications such as DNS and the WWW (HTTP)

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Database SystemsElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS740PSemester 17NoNo

          Database Systems

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Tony Stockman

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Music Perception and CognitionElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS741PSemester 17NoNo

          Music Perception and Cognition

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Marcus Pearce

          Description: Music is a fundamental part of being human and exists only in the mind of the listener. This module will provide students with advanced training in current understanding of how musical sound is processed by the mind and brain. This is crucial for developing creative tools for musicians and intuitive interfaces for music lovers as well as for using technology in the creative production of new music.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Understanding Culture: An Introduction to Cultural TheoryLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM4202Semester 24NoNo

          Understanding Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Theory

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Katarzyna Mika
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: "Building on your knowledge of literature, art, history, and science - and at the same time expanding this knowledge and challenging its certainties - this course will give you insight into all the major approaches to culture since the nineteenth century. It analyses various definitions of culture and explores the historical contexts in which they were formulated and gained currency, always with an eye on current developments and issues. The course is highly interactive, taught as one two-hour unit per week (consisting of a lecture followed immediately by discussion)."

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Sem A)Biological and Chemical SciencesCHE206ASemester 15YesNo

          Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Sem A)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Arianna Fornili
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take CHE102A and take CHE102B

          Description: This module provides an introduction to the action of medicinal drugs. The topics covered include receptors, concentration-response relationships, drug disposition and pharmacokinetics and elementary structure-activity relationships.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Sem B)Biological and Chemical SciencesCHE206BSemester 25YesNo

          Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Sem B)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Lesley Howell
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take CHE206A

          Description: Major classes of drugs, and their mechanism of actions in treating disease, are reviewed in this module. Prototypical drugs and those developed to refine the properties of earlier examples are also considered. The rationale for developing, or prescribing, a particular drug is presented. Undesireable effects of drugs and drug-drug interactions are also discussed.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Introductory Programming for ChemistsBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE209Semester 25YesNo

          Introductory Programming for Chemists

          Credits: 10.0
          Contact: Dr Arianna Fornili

          Description: The module will provide basic programming skills as a tool for problem-solving and scientific data analysis, with emphasis on gaining hands-on programming experience. Topics to be covered will include basic concepts of algorithm design, use of an integrated development environment, data structures, control flow, functions and libraries. Applications will include visualisation, analysis and modelling of data relevant to chemistry students.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Essential Skills for Chemists IIBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE210Full year5NoNo

          Essential Skills for Chemists II

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Dr Lesley Howell

          Description: Career Plans and Gathering Evidence for CV; CV and Cover Letter writing; Developing and Recognising Graduate Attributes; Scientific literacy and plagiarism.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Practical ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE211Full year5NoNo

          Practical Chemistry

          Credits: 10.0
          Contact: Dr Christopher Jones
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take CHE101

          Description: This module is designed for second-year students undertaking degree programmes in the chemical sciences. It provides training at an intermediate-level in the principles and application of techniques of practical chemistry, and spans the traditional disciplines of organic, inorganic, physical and theoretical chemistry. Students will gain experience in a range of analytical methods, synthetic procedures, instrumental techniques and computational techniques. The module also includes training in the preparation of laboratory reports and data analysis techniques, as well as aspects relating to health and safety in the laboratory.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 90.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Advanced Pharmaceutical ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE306PSemester 26NoNo

          Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Lesley Howell

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Advanced Pharmaceutical ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE306USemester 26NoNo

          Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Lesley Howell
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take CHE206A and take CHE206B

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Catalan Literature: An IntroductionLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5055Semester 15YesNo

          Catalan Literature: An Introduction

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof John London
          Overlap: CAT5055, HSP5055
          Prerequisite: COM101 or equivalent

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Music Perception and CognitionElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS741USemester 17NoNo

          Music Perception and Cognition

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Marcus Pearce

          Description: Music is a fundamental part of being human and exists only in the mind of the listener. This module will provide students with advanced training in current understanding of how musical sound is processed by the mind and brain. This is crucial for developing creative tools for musicians and intuitive interfaces for music lovers as well as for using technology in the creative production of new music.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Interactive Digital Multimedia TechniquesElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS742PSemester 17NoNo

          Interactive Digital Multimedia Techniques

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Andrew Mcpherson

          Description: This is a Master's level course in developing real-time interactive digital media systems. The course will focus on graphics and sound programming, with a secondary emphasis on basic electronic hardware design for sensors and human-computer interfaces. The course will employ widely-used development environments including Arduino, Processing Max/MSP and Jitter, Processing. Course material will be delivered through a combination of lectures, interactive lab sessions, and individual/group exercises (both in and out of class). Generally speaking, each class period will consist of a combination of lecture and interactive lab session.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 5: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Information System AnalysisElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS419USemester 24NoNo

          Information System Analysis

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Anne Hsu

          Description: The course locates the design methods and the development of computer systems in the wider context of the use of information technology and its impact upon organisations. The topics covered are:
          What are Information Systems and requirements. Why is analysis needed. Systems theory and types of information systems; their relationship with organisational processes and structures. Stakeholders.
          Requirements analysis and project failures Elicitation of Requirements. Techniques for eliciting requirements; user participation. Impact on project success. Object-Oriented Analysis Techniques. UML notation, including use cases and class diagrams. Overview of the software development processes. Soft Systems Methodology. Introduction to SSM and the limitation of conventional systems analysis.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Schools for Scandal: Sexual Fictions from Venus in the Cloister to Venus in FursLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM606Semester 26YesNo

          Schools for Scandal: Sexual Fictions from Venus in the Cloister to Venus in Furs

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Will Mcmorran
          Overlap: FRE304
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module explores a range of erotic, libertine and pornographic texts from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. It includes so-called 'whore dialogues' (Venus in the Cloister), best-selling novels (Fanny Hill, and Thérèse philosophe), and some well-known works by the Marquis de Sade, and Sacher-Masoch. It will examine the ways in which sex, gender, and sexuality are represented within these and other texts from the period, and explore past and present constructions of pornography and literature. Warning: this module contains sexually explicit material.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Migration in Contemporary European Literature and FilmLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM607Semester 16YesNo

          Migration in Contemporary European Literature and Film

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Thomas Wilks
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module examines contemporary works of literature and film revolving around the topics of migration and transcultural experiences. It is designed to familiarize students with some key themes and concepts in the field, such as displacement and diaspora, memory and belonging, language and identity, cultural hybridity and third space. By exploring texts and films originally produced in English, French and German , it will take a comparative stance, considering the differences and similarities between the migration experiences - and their artistic manifestations - in different western European countries.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Advanced Law and EconomicsLawCCLF002Semester 27NoNo

          Advanced Law and Economics

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Garry Gabison

          Description: This module further dives into the intersection of law and economics. First, this course looks at the theory of the firm: why firms are formed, financed, etc. Second, this course looks at the economics of antitrust through market definition and merger and acquisitions. Third, this course looks at how intermediaries like credit agency attempt to address information asymmetries and discusses signalling theory. Finally, this course looks at the rational agent hypothesis by looking at the empirical literature on criminal law.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          German Thought I: Marx, Nietzsche, FreudLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5008Semester 25YesNo

          German Thought I: Marx, Nietzsche, Freud

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Joshua Torabi
          Overlap: GER5008
          Prerequisite: Any level 4 literature module

          Description: This module introduces students to three of the major thinkers in nineteenth- and twentieth-century German thought, all of whom have exerted a global impact: Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud. Topics explored will include Marx's theories of political economy, ideology, and culture; Nietzsche's philosophy of language and his critique of religion; and Freud's ideas about the unconscious in their relation to both psychoanalytic practice and to broader theories of culture. Texts will be taught in English translation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Literature and PhilosophyLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM501Semester 25YesNo

          Literature and Philosophy

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Angus Nicholls
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: COM101 or equivalent

          Description: This module offers an introduction to the relationship between literature and philosophy in European thought. Students will begin by exploring debates in classical thought concerning the respective functions of literature and philosophy, with a particular emphasis on Plato and Aristotle. We will then examine the renewed interactions between literature and philosophy in early twentieth-century European literature, through reading examples of philosophically-influenced short fiction by Thomas Mann, Virginia Woolf and Albert Camus. No prior knowledge of philosophy will be assumed.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Catalan Culture: Art, Literature and FootballLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5011Semester 25YesNo

          Catalan Culture: Art, Literature and Football

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof John London
          Overlap: CAT4011 and HSP4011
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Latin America: Key ConceptsLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5012Semester 25YesNo

          Latin America: Key Concepts

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Patricia D'Allemand
          Overlap: HSP5012
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This course examines, from a global perspective, the historical processes that gave rise to modern Latin America and shaped its diverse societies. Focusing on a range of seminal texts, the module explores the intellectual debates that have accompanied the building of the nation-states we know today, and provides an insight into the multiple political, ethnic and cultural traditions that characterise the countries of the region. The course also provides key theoretical and analytical concepts specific to the study of Latin American cultural history.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          European TragedyLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM507Semester 25YesNo

          European Tragedy

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Richard Mason
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: COM101 or equivalent

          Description: Tragedy is one of the most vital and enduring European literary genres. Tragic dramas are often perceived as among the most significant achievements of different national literatures. Not only are there outstanding examples of the genre in the national literatures drawn on in this programme, tragedy has from antiquity been the object of intense theoretical reflection. It has been discussed by such major philosophers as Aristotle and Nietzsche; it has been treated by literary theorists of all schools. What do we gain from and why can we take a kind of pleasure in the spectacle of human misfortune? Are the benefits psychological, spiritual, intellectual? What kind of pleasure is produced? What kinds of misfortune produces the effect proper to tragedy? What can tragedy tell us about the cultures in which it flourishes? What kind of theoretical approaches (social, psychoanalytical, historical) are most fruitfully applied to it?

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Colonial Literatures, Post Colonial PerspectivesLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5200Semester 15YesNo

          Colonial Literatures, Post Colonial Perspectives

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Shital Pravinchandra
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: COM101 or equivalent

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          International Commercial Arbitration: Selected IssuesLawCCDD202Semester 17NoNo

          International Commercial Arbitration: Selected Issues

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Mr Remy Gerbay

          Description: The aim of this course is to establish students' knowledge and critical understanding as well as provide an
          insight into the practice of international commercial arbitration as an independent comparative law subject. The subject is first examined generically, without any reference to any national laws, arbitration rules or international instruments; and then various national and institutional approaches are presented.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 60.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Automata and Formal LanguagesElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS421USemester 24YesNo

          Automata and Formal Languages

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Nikos Tzevelekos

          Description: Automata and formal languages are fundamental concepts in Computer Science. Automata are abstract machines that are used for representing computational processes in a mathematically precise fashion. Moreover, any device interacting with the outside world, whether a simple program or a complex system, requires well-defined, formal input and output languages. We will study automata and their relationship with formal languages and grammars.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Electronic Engineering Mathematics 2Electronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS423USemester 24NoNo

          Electronic Engineering Mathematics 2

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Rostyslav Dubrovka

          Description: Module will cover topics in engineering mathematics relevant to Electronics and Electrical Engineering programs: Vector Calculus (field theory, surface and volume integration, field operators), linear algebra (matrices and matrix operations, applications to systems of equations, reduced Row Echelon Form, determinants, Cramer's rule, eigenvalues and eigenvectors), differential equations (solving first and second order DEs).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 5.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 5.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 4: 5.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 5: 5.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Summer InternshipElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS620UFull year6NoNo

          Summer Internship

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Ms Claire Revell

          Description: This module is only available to EECS undergraduate students between their penultimate and final years of study. Students will undertake a summer internship of 3 weeks minimum. There are two streams: an industrial internship, with an appropriate employer in a role that relates directly to the student's field of study; and a research internship, with an academic supervisor in a topic area directly related to their field of study. Students will be supported throughout the preparation process in the preceding academic year and the internship itself. The module will be assessed on their return to final year.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 15.00% Practical
          • Item 4: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Dissertation in Law and EconomicsLawCCLF003Full year7NoNo

          Dissertation in Law and Economics

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Leon Vinokur

          Description: The chosen topics should relate to a relevant issue within the academic fields of Law and Economics or Law and Finance. The particular subject area is the student's own choice, guided and agreed by their supervisor. It is expected that students will undertake primary research and/or secondary research based in the sources where the data has not been already subjected to a relevant analysis. The group presentation is complementing, integrating and applying lecture material, is the small group project. The presentation is designed to develop a wide range of technical and analytical skills prior to the submission of dissertation proposal and also organizational and communication skills.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Dissertation in Law and FinanceLawCCLF004Full year7NoNo

          Dissertation in Law and Finance

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Leon Vinokur

          Description: The chosen topics should relate to a relevant issue within the academic fields of Law and Finance

          The particular subject area is the student's own choice, guided and agreed by their supervisor.

          It is expected that students will undertake primary research and/or secondary research based in the sources where the data has not been already subjected to a relevant analysis.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Management ConsultingBusiness and ManagementBUSP111Semester 27NoNo

          Management Consulting

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: This module will explain various theoretical approaches used to explain what management consultancy is, the variety and types of consulting firms and the markets they serve. We will examine a range of approaches to consultancy as a process of diagnosing management and organisational problems, designing implementing and evaluating organisational interventions. We will examine studies of some of these interventions and case studies we will examine how consultants present their knowledge and
          expertise, the claims they make for its efficacy and the role of ethics in this. We will examine and explore different kinds of organisational context where management consultancy has been used: firms, public institutions, voluntary organisations and other organisational forms. We will also practise skills critical for consultancy such as diagnosis, intergroup facilitation and evaluation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Marketing ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSP137Semester 17NoNo

          Marketing Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: This module is meant to provide an outlook on marketing as a sub-discipline of management studies. It is providing students on the MSc in Management a with a theoretical foundation of theories and concepts of marketing management which allows them in their subsequent studies to understand and situate more specialised aspects of marketing (e.g. consumer behaviour, social and political marketing, or business relationships and networks). Special emphasis is given to understanding current academic debates in the field. This means students are expected to read articles independently in leading marketing journals.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Research Methods for ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSP145Semester 27NoNo

          Research Methods for Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: The module will provide a foundation in Research Methods for students for their dissertations. It will instruct them in how to put together a research proposal, how to draw out objectives of research, how to undertake literature reviews, how to assess suitable research methods to use. In terms of research methods, the course covers both qualitative methods such as case studies, questionnaires, surveys and interview techniques and an introduction to quantitative methods and data analysis. By the end of the course students will know how to put together their own research proposal and will have done some preliminary analysis of
          literature, assessment of data required and methods to be used.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Investment Treaty ArbitrationLawCCDD211Semester 27NoNo

          Investment Treaty Arbitration

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Mr Remy Gerbay

          Description: The legal environment for international trade and foreign investment has changed dramatically since the end of the Cold War. Foreign investors are much more willing to pursue a claim of, for example, alleged expropriation or discriminatory behaviour by a host State. Further, public international law principles must also be considered once a state is involved. Principles of state responsibility, expropriation and acts tantamount to expropriation, what comprises fair and just compensation, immunity from suit and immunity from execution. These public international law principles overlap somewhat uncomfortably with the
          commercial interests of foreign investors. Developments in investment arbitration and trade dispute resolution have been rapid in recent years. It is now crucial that academics and legal practitioners are aware of the complex international legal elements involved in the resolution of investment and trade disputes.

          The course is divided into three main topics: International Investment Disputes Out-of-Court: Principles and Historical Evolution (2 sessions); ICSID (6 sessions); Bilateral Investment Treaties (3 sessions)

          Course content: Introduction: International trade and investment disputes out of court; Regulatory and institutional framework; Basic principles of dispute settlement with reference to trade and investment; Applicable law issues; ICSID; Bilateral Investment Treaties; Enforcement of decisions and awards; Grey zone between substance - procedure / public - private international law; Case studies.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 60.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Product DevelopmentElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS622USemester 26YesNo

          Product Development

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Antonios Kaniadakis
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take ECS728U

          Description: The module builds upon all areas of business and their related theories that are introduced by ELE402 Enterprise Management. These include the roles of personnel, marketing, sales and production. The roles of these departments will be further developed in terms of the introduction of a new product and the impact of the business on the development of that product and vice-versa, i.e. the implication of success and failure, risk assessment etc.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Product DevelopmentElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS622WSemester 26NoNo

          Product Development

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Eranjan Padumadasa

          Description: This module considers the business and innovation aspects of developing an IT product (or service). These include the role of strategy, marketing, design and manufacturing. It also includes detailed discussions of the R&D function as well as the legal aspects (e.g. patenting) around product development. Students will also gain awareness of the entrepreneurial landscape around IT products and services.

          This module is an opportunity for Degree Apprentices to become aware of the challenges (and opportunities) of turning a technically sound product into commercial success. More specifically, we will discuss the work and the skills behind new product development, its further improvement and introduction to new or existing markets. This will include detailed study of the various phases of new product development. Although much of the course is based around large companies, the specialised needs of small companies will also be covered. Case studies from the international business environment and experience in application of the theory to real-life industry based scenarios will be introduced in this module.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Quantum ProgrammingElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS7011PSemester 27NoNo

          Quantum Programming

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Robert Donnan

          Description: This module is designed for interested novices at postgraduate level to explore the coming revolution in computing and programming that will move to so-called 'quantum' systems that will massively transform the speed and quantity of computation that can be performed. Its impact on the Internet and mobile services is expected to be a sea-change. The student will be briefly introduced at a conversational level to physical principles that enable quantum computing before moving on for the bulk of the time in hands-on programming special to quantum systems.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 4: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 5: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 6: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 7: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Quantum ProgrammingElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS7011USemester 27NoNo

          Quantum Programming

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Robert Donnan

          Description: This module is designed for interested novices at final-year MEng/MSci undergraduate level to explore the coming revolution in computing and programming that will move to so-called 'quantum' systems that will massively transform the speed and quantity of computation that can be performed. Its impact on the Internet and mobile services is expected to be a sea-change. The student will be briefly introduced at a conversational-level to physical principles that enable quantum computing before moving on for the bulk of the time in hands-on programming special to quantum systems.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          States of Matter and Analytical ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE108Semester 24YesNo

          States of Matter and Analytical Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Tippu Sheriff

          Description: This module is designed to introduce first year students to the properties of the different phases of matter (gases, liquids and solids), and to the theory and practise of analytical chemistry viewed from a physical and inorganic chemistry perspective. The module considers the various types of interactions that occur between atoms and molecules, and how these influence the molecular behaviour and the characteristics of the various phases of matter. The review of solid structures includes an introduction to crystallography and diffraction. The introduction to analytical chemistry will cover topics such as sample preparation, qualitative tests, gravimetric and combustion analysis, electroanalytical chemistry, an introduction to mass spectrometry and the basics of separation science, including GC and HLPC.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Fundamentals of Inorganic ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE113Semester 14YesNo

          Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Isaac Abrahams

          Description: This module is designed to introduce first year students to fundamental principles underpinning inorganic chemistry. The module will give detailed consideration to theories of atomic structure, the nature of bonding in diatomic and polyatomic molecules, the structure of inorganic complexes including consideration of their colour and magnetism as well as an introduction to symmetry operations and point groups. Emphasis is placed on developing understanding of concepts which can then be applied to more advanced topics in inorganic chemistry.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Fundamentals of Physical ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE114Semester 24YesNo

          Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Matteo Palma

          Description: An introduction to the thermodynamics of chemical systems: 1st Law; state functions and exact differentials, Internal energy, reversible and irreversible work of expansion of ideal gases; heat capacities; enthalpy, enthalpy changes of specific physical and chemical processes, and Hess's law; entropy and entropy changes accompanying specific processes, 2nd and 3rd law; spontaneous change, Helmotz energy, Gibbs free energy and equilibrium constants. An introduction to the kinetics of chemical reactions, including: differential rate equations, elementary and composite reactions, integrated rate equations,
          experimental methods, effect of temperature, kinetics of multi-step reactions, catalysed processes.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          European Literature and its ContextsLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM4205Full year4NoNo

          European Literature and its Contexts

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: "This module introduces students to a variety of key literary and cultural figures, periods and movements that have influenced the development of literature and culture across Europe over the centuries. We begin in the first semester with classical Greece, before moving on, via the medieval period, the renaissance, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, to the enlightenment and Romanticism. In the second semester, the focus is upon twentieth-century developments in particular: Modernism, Existentialism, feminism, Structuralism and post-modernism. Through the study of texts from a wide range of genres (philosophical writings, short stories, poetry, drama, essays and film) and originating not only from a variety of eras but also locations (for example, Greece, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, England, Russia), an overview of the contexts and developments of European literature will be provided."

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 4: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 5: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Corporate Rescue and Cross-border InsolvencyLawCCLP013Semester 27NoNo

          Corporate Rescue and Cross-border Insolvency

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal

          Description: This course is premised upon the notion that the student of insolvency law ought to develop a sound understanding of the dynamics of insolvency and debt restructuring, including available options, methods and techniques in the light of regulatory theories, applicable legal framework, shareholders capitalism and public policy objectives. The course will provide a critical and insightful view of current international legal developments and trends with the aim of identifying the most salient legal issues involved in insolvency and debt restructuring in the context of an increasingly complex financial phenomena and global markets.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Lawyer NegotiationsLawCCLP039Semester 17NoNo

          Lawyer Negotiations

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Debbie De Girolamo

          Description: The course will explore negotiation through various theoretical approaches including strategic bargaining, cognitive theories, processual analysis, for example. The focus will be on the lawyer as negotiator and the intent is to blend theoretical analysis with practical application. Lectures will be delivered in combination with role-play simulations and exercises. Students will be expected to participate in exercises and simulated roleplays each class.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          International Construction Contracts and Dispute ResolutionLawCCLP042Semester 27NoNo

          International Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Stavros Brekoulakis

          Description: International construction contracts have by their nature special features, which affect the methods of resolving disputes arising from them. The module, conducted through series of seminars, examines in detail the nature of international construction contracts, the typical clauses included in the standard form of FIDIC conditions, the parties to construction contract (and in particular the role of the Engineer and the Contractor), their structure, and the types of disputes that arise under them.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Applied SpectroscopyBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE215Semester 15NoNo

          Applied Spectroscopy

          Credits: 10.0
          Contact: Dr Christian Nielsen
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take CHE104

          Description: Spectroscopic techniques have revolutionized our understanding of matter at the molecular level and are essential tools across all areas of Natural Science. This module is designed for second-year students on Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry degree programmes where its main purpose is to reinforce, integrate and extend existing knowledge of spectroscopic techniques, particularly relating to multi-dimensional NMR spectroscopy. There will a strong emphasis on problem-solving in relation to structure determination.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Advanced Robotics Systems (Robotics III)Electronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS7004PSemester 27NoNo

          Advanced Robotics Systems (Robotics III)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Lorenzo Jamone

          Description: The module will introduce both basic and advanced concepts related to geometric, kinematic, and dynamic robots manipulation, vision and machine learning specifically for Robotics, motion control and practical implementation of locomotion solutions, mechanical considerations of medical robots and the necessity of understanding acceptance and ethical values, etc. It will introduce the practicality of applying multidisciplinary techniques in enhancing the current state of the art in Robotics and allow the students to explore creative and engineered solutions that are outside the box along side conventional industrial and cognitive applications.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Risk and Decision-Making for Data Science and AIElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS7005ASemester 17NoNo

          Risk and Decision-Making for Data Science and AI

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Norman Fenton

          Description: This module provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges of risk assessment, prediction and decision-making covering public health and medicine, the law, government strategy, transport safety and consumer protection. Students will learn how to see through much of the confusion spoken about risk in public discourse, and will be provided with methods and tools for improved risk assessment that can be directly applied for personal, group, and strategic decision-making. The module also directly addresses the limitations of big data and machine learning for solving decision and risk problems.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Risk and Decision-Making for Data Science and AIElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS7005ASemester 27NoNo

          Risk and Decision-Making for Data Science and AI

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Norman Fenton

          Description: This module provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges of risk assessment, prediction and decision-making covering public health and medicine, the law, government strategy, transport safety and consumer protection. Students will learn how to see through much of the confusion spoken about risk in public discourse, and will be provided with methods and tools for improved risk assessment that can be directly applied for personal, group, and strategic decision-making. The module also directly addresses the limitations of big data and machine learning for solving decision and risk problems.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Risk and Decision-Making for Data Science and AIElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS7005PSemester 27NoNo

          Risk and Decision-Making for Data Science and AI

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Norman Fenton

          Description: This module provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges of risk assessment, prediction and decision-making covering public health and medicine, the law, government strategy, transport safety and consumer protection. Students will learn how to see through much of the confusion spoken about risk in public discourse, and will be provided with methods and tools for improved risk assessment that can be directly applied for personal, group, and strategic decision-making. The module also directly addresses the limitations of big data and machine learning for solving decision and risk problems.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Music and Audio ProgrammingElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS7012PSemester 27NoNo

          Music and Audio Programming

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Andrew Mcpherson

          Description: This module will introduce a broad class of principles of programming music and audio systems, with a particular focus on real-time digital signal processing on embedded hardware. Students will develop audio projects using the Bela embedded hardware platform, which is based on an ARM Cortex-A series processor, an architecture also commonly found in mobile devices. This is a project-based module, with the overall mark determined by two smaller assignments and one more extensive final project. It is expected that students already understand basic digital signal processing theory and have a moderate familiarity with programming in C, C++ or a similar language.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Music and Audio ProgrammingElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS7012USemester 27NoNo

          Music and Audio Programming

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Andrew Mcpherson
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take ECS602U and take ECS515U

          Description: This module will introduce a broad class of principles of programming music and audio systems, with a particular focus on real-time digital signal processing on embedded hardware. Students will develop audio projects using the Bela embedded hardware platform, which is based on an ARM Cortex-A series processor, an architecture also commonly found in mobile devices. This is a project-based module, with the overall mark determined by two smaller assignments and one more extensive final project. It is expected that students already understand basic digital signal processing theory and have a moderate familiarity with programming in C, C++ or a similar language.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Graphical User InterfacesElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS744PSemester 27NoNo

          Graphical User Interfaces

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Ms Jane Reid

          Description: Computers are tools that people interact with and through for work and pleasure.

          Nowadays computers are ubiquitous and are fundamental to all sorts of devices such as washing machines, cars, mobile phones, airplanes, televisions, and musical instruments. However, it is still very difficult to design user interfaces which are simple, intuitive, and easy to use you only have to look at the number of help books (e.g. the proliferation of books with titles such as 'the idiots guide to ') and modules to realise that designers often simply fail to make interfaces usable.

          This course introduces you to basic concepts of psychology and communication which inform the way in which interfaces should be designed. The course comprises lectures, problem classes, and lab sessions.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          European Literature and its ContextsLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM4205ASemester 14NoNo

          European Literature and its Contexts

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module introduces students to a variety of key literary and cultural figures, periods and movements that have influenced the development of literature and culture across Europe over the centuries. We begin in the first semester with classical Greece, before moving on, via the medieval period, the renaissance, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, to the enlightenment and Romanticism. In the second semester, the focus is upon twentieth-century developments in particular: Modernism, Existentialism, feminism, Structuralism and post-modernism. Through the study of texts from a wide range of genres (philosophical writings, short stories, poetry, drama, essays and film) and originating not only from a variety of eras but also locations (for example, Greece, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, England, Russia), an overview of the contexts and developments of European literature will be provided.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Dissertation for MSc Accounting and FinanceBusiness and ManagementBUSM184Full year7NoNo

          Dissertation for MSc Accounting and Finance

          Credits: 45.0
          Contact: Dr Evisa Mitrou

          Description: BUS184 Dissertation is a significantly lengthy (7,500 words) piece of independent work on a theme chosen by the student. Each Dissertation must fulfil certain topical areas, which are supported with the guidance of a Dissertation Supervisor, and involves an extended period of research and writing (two to three months). The Dissertation supports the BUSM143 Research Methods Module. Assessment submission is at the end of the semester.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          Applied SpectroscopyBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE215Semester 25NoNo

          Applied Spectroscopy

          Credits: 10.0
          Contact: Dr Christian Nielsen
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take CHE104

          Description: Spectroscopic techniques have revolutionized our understanding of matter at the molecular level and are essential tools across all areas of Natural Science. This module is designed for second-year students on Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry degree programmes where its main purpose is to reinforce, integrate and extend existing knowledge of spectroscopic techniques, particularly relating to multi-dimensional NMR spectroscopy. There will a strong emphasis on problem-solving in relation to structure determination.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Advanced Practical ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE300Semester 16NoNo

          Advanced Practical Chemistry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Xacobe Cambeiro
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take CHE211

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Real-Time DSPElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS732USemester 27NoNo

          Real-Time DSP

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Andrew Mcpherson

          Description: This module will provide training in the use of the latest programmable DSP devices.

          The module is examined entirely through coursework.

          Students will use TI DSP chips to undertake various exercises and projects.

          The module will also cover:

          * Introdution to Real Time DSP Systems
          * Basic CPU Architecture * The TI C6xxx Architecture
          * Introduction to Code Composer Studio
          * Coding numerical issues

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Interactive System DesignElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS733PSemester 27NoNo

          Interactive System Design

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Matthew Purver

          Description: The main areas of study are (i) interaction and design (ii) modelling of interaction (iii) the design process (iv) design principles and (v) usability evaluation. Various types of interfaces will be considered including those encountered on the web and mobile computing devices. A historical perspective is encouraged in order to provide a means of understanding current and projected developments in the discipline and profession of interactive computer system design. The module will include seminars and group laboratory classes in which analysis, design and evaluation methods will be used in practical contexts. Students will be expected to participate fully in the seminars by presenting and discussing their own designs and evaluations. Students will be required to construct prototype interfaces using techniques of their own choice (e.g. Java, Director).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Interactive System DesignElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS733USemester 27NoNo

          Interactive System Design

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Matthew Purver
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take ECS522U

          Description: The main areas of study are (i) interaction and design (ii) modelling of interaction (iii) the design process (iv) design principles and (v) usability evaluation. Various types of interfaces will be considered including those encountered on the web and mobile computing devices. A historical perspective is encouraged in order to provide a means of understanding current and projected developments in the discipline and profession of interactive computer system design. The module will include seminars and group laboratory classes in which analysis, design and evaluation methods will be used in practical contexts. Students will be expected to participate fully in the seminars by presenting and discussing their own designs and evaluations. Students will be required to construct prototype interfaces using techniques of their own choice (e.g. Java, Director).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Business Information SystemsElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS745PSemester 27NoNo

          Business Information Systems

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Antonios Kaniadakis

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Strategic EntrepreneurshipBusiness and ManagementBUSM186Semester 17NoNo

          Strategic Entrepreneurship

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Joanne Zhang

          Description: This module introduces concepts, theories and practices that are shaping our thinking about creating and scaling new ventures in a fast-moving environment with great uncertainty. It addresses strategic (e.g. how to design a business model and entrepreneurial strategy) and practical issues (how to write a business plan and make a pitch to win funding). Students will not only be introduced to the principles of business model design, but also how to deal with uncertainty in the entrepreneurial process.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          European ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSP001Semester 27NoNo

          European Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: This module will explore aspects of the European political, economic, social and cultural context that are relevant for managers doing business in Europe. It will begin with an introduction to Europe's institutional framework, and the history of European integration. It will then introduce students to key features of Europe's business environment such as the Single European Market, competition policy, labour policy and monetary union. Case studies will explore these trends in particular industries such as transport, energy and high tech. Students will also be engaged in discussions over Europe's place in the world and future structural changes.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          LeadershipBusiness and ManagementBUSP002Semester 27NoNo

          Leadership

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: This module will investigate and discuss how change is lead in organisations from theoretical and practical perspectives. Students will learn how to critically reflect on organisational change processes and apply their knowledge directly to real world cases and practices. The module will focus on theories and concepts of leading change, how to lead change in different cultural environments, the nature and practice of responsible leadership, and followers' roles in and contributions to organisational change.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Russian Novel: Dysfunctional FamiliesLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5019Semester 25YesNo

          Russian Novel: Dysfunctional Families

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Andreas Schonle
          Overlap: COM6019. RUS5019 and RUS6019
          Prerequisite: COM101 or equivalent

          Description: This course examines the development of the Russian novel between 1860 and 1917. We will focus on novels about the disintegration of the family under the pressure of raging ideological and moral debates in Russia following the Great Reforms of the 1860s. The core readings will be Turgenev's Fathers and Sons, Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov and Bely¿s Petersburg (one of the greatest Modernist novels). Themes include the relation between fiction and ideology, religion and modernity, social models and revolutionary ferment, Russia and the West, and the distinctiveness of the Russian novel.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Why Belgium? Identities, Cultures, NarrativesLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5020Semester 15YesNo

          Why Belgium? Identities, Cultures, Narratives

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Adrian Armstrong
          Overlap: FRE5020
          Prerequisite: COM101 or equivalent

          Description: Belgium provides an ideal setting for comparative approaches to literature. Uniquely in the UK, this module explores the work of both French- and Dutch-speaking Belgian authors. It focuses on the treatment of identity in novels, short stories, and comics written between the mid-19th and the late 20th centuries, all studied in translation. Topics covered include war and colonialism; space and place; language; Catholicism; and identity as performance.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Data MiningElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS766PSemester 17NoNo

          Data Mining

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Ioannis Patras

          Description: 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 module 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:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Men, Women, and Song: Love Poetry in Medieval IberiaLanguages Linguistics and FilmCAT4003Semester 14YesNo

          Men, Women, and Song: Love Poetry in Medieval Iberia

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Rosa Vidal Doval
          Overlap: HSP4003
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module provides an introduction to medieval literature through the study of poetry in Catalan, Galician-Portuguese, and Spanish. Taking love as a unifying theme, it will explore a series of genres (traditional lyric, song-books), time periods (from the 13th to the 15th century), and themes within medieval literary culture (translation and multilingualism). It will also serve as an introduction to the critical analysis and study of poetry as a literary form more generally.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Catalan Culture: Art, Literature and FootballLanguages Linguistics and FilmCAT4011Semester 24YesNo

          Catalan Culture: Art, Literature and Football

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof John London
          Overlap: COM5011 and HSP4011
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Logic and Discrete StructuresElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS407USemester 14YesNo

          Logic and Discrete Structures

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Soren Riis

          Description: The module consists of two parts, each of fundamental importance for any serious approach to Computer Science: Logic and Discrete Structures. Logic has been called the Calculus of Computer Science. It plays a very important role in computer architecture (logic gates), software engineering (specification and verification), programming languages (semantics, logic programming), databases (relational algebra and SQL the standard computer language for accessing and manipulating databases), artificial intelligence (automatic theorem proving), algorithms (complexity and expressiveness), and theory of computation (general notions of computability). Computer scientists use Discrete Mathematics to think about their subject and to communicate their ideas independently of particular computers and programs. They expect other computer scientists to be fluent in the language and methods of Discrete Mathematics. In the module we consider Propositional logic as well as Predicate Calculus. We will treat Propositional Logic and Predicate Calculus as formal systems. You will learn how to produce and annotate formal proofs. As application we will briefly consider the programming language Prolog. This module will also cover a variety of standard representations, operations, properties, constructions and applications associated with selected structures from Discrete Mathematics (sets, relations, functions, directed graphs, orders).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Electronic Engineering Mathematics IElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS408USemester 14NoNo

          Electronic Engineering Mathematics I

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Flynn Castles

          Description: Mathematics primarily for electrical and electronic engineers. Purely a techniques module, involving several topics with variable amounts of overlap. Differentiation and applications, partial derivatives. Integration and applications. Vectors, complex numbers, series.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Analogue Electronic SystemsElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS409USemester 24NoNo

          Analogue Electronic Systems

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Raul Mondragon-Ceballos

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Research SeminarLawCCDM044Full year7NoNo

          Research Seminar

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Ms Laura Edgar

          Description: The student will be assigned or choose a research topic on which they will prepare a power point presentation followed by the submission of a 5000 words essay, under supervision. The student will be expected to give a 40 minute presentation followed by a question and answer discussion session for a further 20 minutes at the Residential Weekend. Students will also be required to listen to presentations from fellow students and engage in the discussion session.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Pre Sessional Legal Systems, Research Skills and Writing for IT LawLawCCDM045Semester 26NoNo

          Pre Sessional Legal Systems, Research Skills and Writing for IT Law

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Ms Laura Edgar

          Description: This module will cover: Legal Systems (national law, EU law, international law; public-private law; common-civil law; law-making; layers & hierarchies of law), Legal Sources (eg different types of legislation and case-law; how to read a case; the system of precedents in the common law etc); Legal Research Skills (where & how to find legal sources; primary & secondary sources; how to use legal sources in an argument; how to quote legal resources in a dissertation); and Legal Writing (how to construct a legal argument; how to carry out an in-depth legal argument; definitions and concepts; how to interpret the law). This module will focus on the computer and communications law field.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Cyber CrimeLawCCDM046Semester 27NoNo

          Cyber Crime

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Ian Walden

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the LawLawCCDM047Semester 27NoNo

          Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the Law

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Christopher Reed

          Description: While the use of robots creates arguably more efficient, precise and innovative outcomes, it also presents a number of questions with regards to liability, responsibility and legal personhood in criminal law, contractual obligations, and torts. The use of cognitive features allowing robots to interact with their environment inevitably raises issues of data protection and privacy.

          The module covers both embodied artificial intelligent systems (robots) and non-embodied ones (intelligent agents). Distinction is also made between the behaviour of robots as tools of human interaction, and robots as independent agents in the legal arena and its legal ramifications.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Introductory CatalanLanguages Linguistics and FilmCAT4200Full year4NoYes

          Introductory Catalan

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Ms Laura Bolo
          Overlap: CAT110
          Prerequisite: None

          QMUL Model Available to: All students

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • International perspectives

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to consider the role of their discipline in diverse cultural and global contexts.

          Description: This module should be chosen by students wishing to take a full academic year of Introductory Catalan. Successful students will complete Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFRL). Teaching materials are selected with a view to introducing students to Catalan culture and society. Students are expected to actively participate in and contribute to the learning process in the classroom. They must attend five hours of teaching per week and expect to spend a further five hours per week on private study.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH_SLF
          Catalan Literature: An IntroductionLanguages Linguistics and FilmCAT5055Semester 15YesNo

          Catalan Literature: An Introduction

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof John London
          Overlap: COM5055, HSP5055
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          International Arbitration: Regulation and InfrastructureLawCCLP043Semester 27NoNo

          International Arbitration: Regulation and Infrastructure

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Loukas Mistelis

          Description: The growth of international commercial transactions, including infrastructure and investment projects, financial and IP transactions, has been accompanied over the last sixty years by the increased use of arbitration to settle disputes. Arbitration is now established as the preferred method of international dispute resolution as it provides for the neutrality and flexibility commercial parties seek. This module examines the fundamental theoretical concepts and legal framework for international commercial arbitration. The teaching approach taken for this module is international and comparative, drawing on the laws of all major legal systems (including England, France, Switzerland, the USA, Model Law Countries, Singapore, China and Hong Kong) as well as the most important institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules (including the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the UNCITRAL Rules, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre). Particular focus is also given to the 1958 United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the New York Convention) which has a central important in international commercial arbitration.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Data MiningElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS607USemester 16NoNo

          Data Mining

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Arman Khouzani

          Description: 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:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Project Risk ManagementElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS609USemester 16YesNo

          Project Risk Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Antonios Kaniadakis

          Description: Topic list:
          - Formal introduction to Project Management
          - Project Structure, Leadership and Team Roles, Communications
          - Project Scope, Feasibility and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
          - Stakeholders and Quality Management
          - Project Risk, Decision Making, Estimating and the Business Case
          - A brief review of risk management and the risk management process
          - explain the legal basis of risk management;
          - critically evaluate how pure risks may be identified, assessed and evaluated;
          - discuss the role of human behaviour in managing risks;
          - Review of the basic key techniques and tools to plan and control projects (e.g. work breakdown, Gantt charts, critical path analysis and managing risk)
          - Introduction to other resources which can assist with project planning (e.g. Microsoft Project and PRINCE)
          - Examples of different kinds of processes in different contexts.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Legal Aspects of International FinanceLawCCLP606Semester 17NoNo

          Legal Aspects of International Finance

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Philip Rawlings

          Description: This module is concerned with the raising of large-scale finance by sovereigns, corporations and banks. it focuses on certain key financial transactions, such as syndicated loans, bonds and securitisation, but discusses them within the broader context of the legal issues that arise in the international capital and money markets. In particular, it looks at the various legal issues that shape how these cross-border transactions are structured.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Introduction to Competition LawLawCCLP607Semester 27NoNo

          Introduction to Competition Law

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Ioannis Kokkoris

          Description: The module will provide an introduction to competition law. 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. Then the module will present some of the abuses (e.g. tying/bundling, exclusive dealing, price discrimination, refusal to supply). Finally, the module will analyse the assessment of mergers and acquisitions, focusing on substantive 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: Agreements, concerted practices and decisions of associations of undertakings; Market Definition; Object or Effect; Article 101(3) Exemption; Sanctions, Settlements and Commitments. ARTICLE 102: Definition of Dominance; Concept of collective dominance; Concept of abuse; Abuses. MERGERS : Horizontal Mergers & Non-Horizontal Mergers; Remedies.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Dissertation in Commercial LawLawCCLS905Full year7NoNo

          Dissertation in Commercial Law

          Credits: 45.0
          Contact: Dr Guan Hong Tang

          Description: "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 Commercial Law. The particular subject area within this field is the student¿s own choice, guided and agreed by their allocated supervisor."

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 7
          European Literature and its ContextsLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM4205BSemester 24NoNo

          European Literature and its Contexts

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module introduces students to a variety of key literary and cultural figures, periods and movements that have influenced the development of literature and culture across Europe over the centuries. We begin in the first semester with classical Greece, before moving on, via the medieval period, the renaissance, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, to the enlightenment and Romanticism. In the second semester, the focus is upon twentieth-century developments in particular: Modernism, Existentialism, feminism, Structuralism and post-modernism. Through the study of texts from a wide range of genres (philosophical writings, short stories, poetry, drama, essays and film) and originating not only from a variety of eras but also locations (for example, Greece, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, England, Russia), an overview of the contexts and developments of European literature will be provided.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Professional Placement in ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE200Full year5NoNo

          Professional Placement in Chemistry

          Credits: 120.0
          Contact: Dr Stellios Arseniyadis

          Description: This module involves an extended placement in a professional workplace and is a core module on the "Year in Industry/Research" programmes in the field of chemistry offered by SBCS.
          Students are helped to secure a work placement through a range of employability-initiatives that are already in place at the SBCS.
          The placement will normally be a 10-12 months in duration (and must not be less than 6 months in length). This is accommodated within a BSc programme extended to four years duration.
          Successful applicants are supported by the School's placement coordinator and an academic tutor, who will keep in contact with students throughout the placement. SBCS will also identify a mentor in the workplace at each employer to provide local support and to monitor student performance.
          It is anticipated that students will undertake a wide range of activities during the placement, so as to gain an awareness of professional practice. Students must complete a training diary during the placement and submit a report at the end of their placement, as well as giving a presentation to fellow students.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Practical
          Level: 5
          Structure and Reactivity in Organic Chemistry (Sem A)Biological and Chemical SciencesCHE202ASemester 15YesNo

          Structure and Reactivity in Organic Chemistry (Sem A)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Christopher Jones
          Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take CHE102A and take CHE102B

          Description: This module aims to provide a wide understanding of the occurrence, synthesis and behaviour of organic compounds. Topics to be covered include: enolate chemistry, introduction to radical chemistry, oxidation and reduction reactions. The use of spectroscopic techniques as a tool for structure determination in organic chemistry will also be considered.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Structure and Reactivity in Organic Chemistry (Sem B)Biological and Chemical SciencesCHE202BSemester 25YesNo

          Structure and Reactivity in Organic Chemistry (Sem B)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Stellios Arseniyadis
          Overlap: There may be additional rules for this module depending on your programme of study. Please consult your School.
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take CHE102A and take CHE102B

          Description: This course aims to provide a wide understanding of the occurrence, synthesis and behaviour of organic compounds. Topics to be covered include: reactivity of conjugated systems, pericyclic reactions and introduction to heterocyclic chemistry. The use of spectroscopic techniques as a tool for structure determination in organic chemistry will also be considered.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Introduction to ComparisonLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM4206Semester 24NoNo

          Introduction to Comparison

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Shital Pravinchandra
          Overlap: COM102
          Prerequisite: COM101 or equivalent
          Corequisite: COM4207

          Description: This module builds on the knowledge acquired in Introduction to Literature. It aims to familiarise you with Comparative Literature as an academic discipline and to help you develop key comparatist skills such as comparative commentary writing and passage selection. Drawing on a corpus of primary texts centring on Robinson Crusoe, the module aims to explore the various ways in which texts can be connected and compared, as well as the reasoning behind such endeavours. In addition to activities traditionally associated with Comparative Literature such as reception and influence studies, the module will also examine recent developments in the discipline, notably theories of intertextuality, translation studies and postcolonial/area studies.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          International Arbitration: Applicable Laws and ProceduresLawCCLP044Semester 27NoNo

          International Arbitration: Applicable Laws and Procedures

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Loukas Mistelis

          Description: The growth of international commercial transactions, including infrastructure and investment projects, financial and IP transactions, has been accompanied over the last sixty years by the increased use of arbitration to settle disputes. Arbitration is now established as the preferred method of international dispute resolution as it provides for the neutrality and flexibility commercial parties seek. This module examines the fundamental theoretical concepts and legal framework for international commercial arbitration. The teaching approach taken for this module is international and comparative, drawing on the laws of all major legal systems (including England, France, Switzerland, the USA, Model Law Countries, Singapore, China and Hong Kong) as well as the most important institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules (including the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the UNCITRAL Rules, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre). Particular focus is also given to the 1958 United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the New York Convention) which has a central important in international commercial arbitration.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Organic SynthesisBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE302PSemester 17NoNo

          Organic Synthesis

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Christopher Bray

          Description: This module covers the techniques used to plan the syntheses of organic compounds, together with a selection of reaction types that may be used in organic synthesis. The aim is to provide you with sufficient knowledge and experience to analyse and evaluate the design of syntheses of molecules of pharmaceutical relevance. The second half is specifically designed to give students an understanding of advanced heterocyclic chemistry, again covering examples that are appropriate to the pharmaceutical industry. The aim here is to enable you to design syntheses of a range of types of heterocyclic compounds and to predict the reactivity of these compounds with a variety of common reagents.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Music InformaticsElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS7006PSemester 27NoNo

          Music Informatics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Simon Dixon

          Description: This module introduces students to state-of-the-art methods for the analysis of music data, with a focus on music audio. It presents in-depth studies of general approaches to the low-level analysis of audio signals, and follows these with specialised methods for the high-level analysis of music signals, including the extraction of information related to the rhythm, melody, harmony, form and instrumentation of recorded music. This is followed by an examination of the most important methods of extracting high-level musical content, sound source separation, and on analysing multimodal music data.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Music Informatics</