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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For full explanation of the module information for Associate students, please refer to the Associate guidance notes.

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  • While every effort is made to keep the directory up to date, module details are sometimes subject to change; in particular assessment information is provisional at this time.
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  • For the QMUL Model, we cannot always guarantee your first choice of module selection.

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TitleSchoolCodeSemesterLevelAssociatesQMUL ModelDescriptionThemeAvailable to
Labour Law: Contract Law, Dismissal Rights and Workplace JusticeLawLAW6159Semester 16YesNo

Labour Law: Contract Law, Dismissal Rights and Workplace Justice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Elizabeth Barmes

Description: Students will learn about the essential building blocks of UK labour law in the law of the contract of employment, the right not to be unfairly dismissed and the employment tribunal system. The evolution in recent decades of law, practice and ideology relevant to the regulation of working life will be studied, with particular emphasis on whether current approaches are working to deliver justice in working lives.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 75.00% Dissertation
Level: 6
International Human Rights LawLawLAW6034Full year6NoYes

International Human Rights Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Geraldine Van Bueren
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take LAW6134

QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Law

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to model a holistic approach to knowledge which draws on a range of appropriate disciplines.
  • 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 demand for international human rights law is growing and demands far exceeds supply. This Interantiona Human Rights law module aims to provide students with a unique and thorough practical and theoretical understanding of the subject. The module will also examine the effectiveness of the united Nations system of human rights protection as well as the European, Africa and Inter-American systems. International human rights law is challenging and will provide students with practical knowledge of how to use international human rights law and plead human rights cases. The module will also contribute to the development of a comparative and cross-cultural perspective on the basic rights and freedoms. The module will focus on civil and political rights and on economic, social and cultural rights. The protection will be analysed from the perspective of industrialised and developing states.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 85.00% Dissertation
Level: 6
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesLAW_456_A
Corporate Insolvency LawLawLAW6158Semester 16NoNo

Corporate Insolvency Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Shalini Perera
Corequisite: Before or while taking this module you must take LAW6036

Description: The global financial crisis heightened interest in and increased calls for efficiency with respect to insolvency procedures, the insolvency aspects of the taking of security, rescue mechanisms, the accountability of decision makers in the context of insolvency, and the structuring of transactions involving credit and security. The aim of this course is to analyse from a UK perspective the different aspects of the insolvency and/or debt restructuring of corporations. To achieve this aim, the module covers the various procedures available in cases of insolvency and restructuring, the relationship between the general law of property and obligations and insolvency, the law of credit and security issues in the context of distress scenarios, and corporate rescue mechanisms. The course would enable students to identify common aspects in the dynamics, techniques and mechanisms to deal with distress scenarios and discover innovative trends in a continuously developing area.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Public International Law ALawLAW6032ASemester 16YesNo

Public International Law A

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Phoebe Okowa

Description: This is an introductory module in Public International Law. The broad aim is to introduce students who have not studied international law before to its core principles, including methodology, sources and techniques of legal reasoning.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Public International LawLawLAW6032Full year6YesNo

Public International Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Phoebe Okowa

Description: This is an introductory module in Public International Law. The broad aim is to introduce students who have not studied international law before to its core principles, including methodology, sources and techniques of legal reasoning. Topics covered include: The nature and purpose of international law; subjects of international law; state jurisdiction and immunity, including diplomatic immunity and jurisdiction in criminal matters; the law of treaties; the law of the sea; implementation and enforcement; international law and the individual; state responsibility; state succession, the law of international organizations including United Nations Law; the settlement of disputes; international law and national legal systems especially the municipal law of the United Kingdom.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Language in the UKLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN4205Semester 24YesNo

Language in the UK

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Diana Ben-Aaron
Overlap: LIN405
Prerequisite: None

Description: This module will introduce students to diverse language situations in the UK, including English dialects, Celtic and French varieties, and immigrant languages. The emphasis will be on careful description of structural and social aspects of language variation in the UK. Students will be encouraged to explore language use in their own environment. The importance of basic concepts in linguistic description will be emphasised, as well as issues concerning language ideologies, the media, and education.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Law and ReligionLawLAW6460Semester 26YesNo

Law and Religion

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Prakash Shah

Description: This module explores the relationship of law and religion and how law deals with religion. While using material from British legal systems it also includes theoretical material from non-legal writing and, as relevant, comparative material. The course explores what religion is and how it is theorised. It covers historical material drawing links between the dominant legal culture and religion . It explores how secularisation has been variedly theorised. It includes discussion of legal responses to religious claims and how different religions are positioned or treated by the dominant legal order and public sphere.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Cultural Diversity and LawLawLAW6458Semester 26YesNo

Cultural Diversity and Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Prakash Shah

Description: This module explores how different legal systems manage cultural diversity, which includes religious, ethnic and linguistic diversity. The module is based on the English legal system as the core case study and compares it to the experience of other legal systems in the management of cultural diversity. The comparative study of legal approaches to cultural diversity includes an exploration of legal pluralism, the significance of long-standing and newer diversities introduced through immigration, the problems of assimilation and integration, and paradigms of citizenship, multiculturalism and secularism, and also a study of individual topics ranging from family law to anti-discrimination law.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
International Environmental LawLawLAW6459Semester 16YesNo

International Environmental Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rebecca Bates

Description: The module focuses on origins, development, main principles of international environmental law. It addresses the historical origins of IEL (the Stockholm Conference on Human Environment; the Rio Conference on Environment and Development; the Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development. It also deals with sources of IEL and underlying main principles such as the environmental impact assessment; the precautionary principle; intergenerational equity; human rights and environmental protection' human rights and environment. Further, it deals with sectoral particular subjects of IEL, such as climate change; biodiversity; protection of marine environment.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Data AnalyticsMathematical SciencesMTH781PSemester 27NoNo

Data Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Kathrin Glau

Description: Data Analytics refers to the use of statistics on data sets to aid in business decision making and in developing business insights. This module introduces concepts associated with business analytics.
The emphasis of the module will be on realistic business cases. In order to develop the practical aspects of the subject the student will learn about some of the industry standard packages. such as Statistical Analysis System (SAS), Structured Query Language (SQL), Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) under Excel, Hadoop, R, and SPSS.
Some of these systems will be described at a high level in order to allow the student gain a global view of the field without having to master every single system.
The course will include a summary overview of the basic statistical techniques used to describe a data set and explore the implementation.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Securing Human Rights Compliance: A Case Study on the United KingdomLawLAW6457Full year6NoYes

Securing Human Rights Compliance: A Case Study on the United Kingdom

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Stephen Bowen

QMUL Model Available to: Selected students in the School of Law

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: This clinical practice module will provide a unique opportunity to gain detailed insight into human rights law and legal procedures in the United Kingdom; examining parliamentary committees and processes; national human rights institutions; ombudsmen and regulators; and an introduction into non-ligation advocacy. The module will also provide the opportunity to experience the practice based environment of a leading human rights NGO through a unique work experience placement with the British Institute of Human Rights.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 15.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 4: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Multi- and inter-disciplinarityLAW_456_S
Spanish Language and Culture III (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6026Semester 16NoNo

Spanish Language and Culture III (a)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Noelia Diaz-Vicedo
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Description: The module is suitable for students with an Intermediate level (CEFR level B2) in Spanish. 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+ 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 Spanish (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
French Language and Culture III (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6016Semester 16NoNo

French Language and Culture III (a)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: LAN6011
Prerequisite: None

Description: The module is suitable for students with an Intermediate level (CEFR level B2) in French. 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+ 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 French (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
French Language and Culture IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN6015Full year6NoNo

French Language and Culture III

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Philip France
Overlap: LAN6010
Prerequisite: None

Description: The module is suitable for students with an Intermediate level (CEFR level B2) in French. Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency and accuracy in both media. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal comfortably, confidently and competently at a higher intermediate level with the language required to cope effectively with a wide range of circumstances and situations. In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus framework which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at C1 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus. By the end of the module, students will be able to read complex and challenging texts in French (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
Criminal Law (Level 5)LawLAW5005Full year5NoYes

Criminal Law (Level 5)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Saskia Hufnagel

QMUL Model themes supported:

    QMUL Model learning outcomes:

      Description: This module will cover:

      Introduction: the scope and character of the criminal law and its objectives; Deconstructing a typical crime - Criminal Damage;
      The General Principles of Criminal Responsibility: Criminal conduct - the actus reus; principles of causation; crimes of omission; Criminal fault - the mens rea; General defences; capacity and incapacity; insanity and diminished responsibility, intoxication, duress, necessity, self defence.
      Particular Crimes: Offences against the person: homicide; wounding and assaults, including assaults aggravated by hatred, sexual offences; Offences against property: theft and fraud.
      Preliminary or inchoate offences: Conspiracy; Attempt.

      Assessment:

      • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
      • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
      Level: 5
      Law of the European UnionLawLAW5105Semester 25NoYes

      Law of the European Union

      Credits: 15.0
      Contact: Mr Nicolas Bernard
      Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take LAW4009

      QMUL Model themes supported:

        QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          Description: This module introduces students to some fundamental characteristics of the law of the European Union.
          It is divided into three parts, concerned respectively with how EU law is made, how it is applied and enforced and finally what it is used for. We will consider the historical development of the European Union, its institutional structure and its legal instruments, the interaction between Union and national law and the role of national courts in enforcing Union Law, the rules relating to free movement in the internal market and the legal principles underlying the relationships between the EU and its neighbours.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Land LawLawLAW4006Full year4YesNo

          Land Law

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Mr Ivor Edmunds

          Description: This module will cover:

          Fundamental concepts; Contracts relating to land; Adverse Possession; Leases/Licences; Mortgages; Co-ownership and the family home; Freehold covenants; Easements; Protection of interests in land: registered land and unregistered land.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Spanish Language and Culture II (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5026Semester 15NoNo

          Spanish Language and Culture II (a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mr Martyn Ellis
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) in Spanish.
          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 Spanish (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
          Public LawLawLAW4001Full year4YesNo

          Public Law

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Mario Mendez

          Description: This module will cover:

          General characteristics of the UK constitution; Institutions of the European Union and Council of Europe; Rule of law; Parliamentary sovereignty; European Union law and the challenge to parliamentary sovereignty; Separation of powers; Accountability; Sources of power: primary and secondary legislation, prerogative powers; Constitutional conventions; European Union law-making process; Constitutional functions of judges; United Kingdom Supreme Court; Appointing, scrutinising and dismissing judges; International courts and tribunals; European Convention on Human Rights; Human Rights Act 1998 and proposals for a British Bill of Rights; Reform of the European Union; Treaty ratification; Proposals for constitutional reform.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Spanish Language and Culture IILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN5025Full year5NoNo

          Spanish Language and Culture II

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mr Martyn Ellis
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) in Spanish.
          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 Spanish (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
          French Language and Culture II (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5012Semester 25YesYes

          French Language and Culture II (b)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Philip France
          Overlap: LAN5017
          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 French Language and Culture.The module emphasises the global importance of French language and French speaking culture and is intended for students with an intermediate user level. 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 French 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
          French Language and Culture IILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN5015Full year5NoNo

          French Language and Culture II

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mr Philip France
          Overlap: LAN5010
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) in French.
          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 French (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
          Spanish Language and Culture II(a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5126Full year5NoNo

          Spanish Language and Culture II(a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) in Spanish.
          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 Spanish (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
          Spanish Language and Culture II(a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5121Full year5YesYes

          Spanish Language and Culture II(a)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Martyn Ellis
          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 Spanish Language and Cultures. The module emphasises the global importance of Spanish language and Spanish speaking cultures and is intended for students with a lower intermediate user level. 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 Spanish 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
          Modern Arabic Language and Culture IILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN5050Full year5YesNo

          Modern Arabic Language and Culture II

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

          Description: Designed for students who have an interest in Arabic Language and Culture. The module emphasises the global importance of Arabic language and Arabic speaking culture and is intended for students with a lower intermediate user level. 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 Arabic 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
          Japanese Language and Culture II (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5047Semester 25NoNo

          Japanese Language and Culture II (b)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a CEFR level A2 / B1in Japanese.
          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 Japanese (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
          Japanese Language and Culture II (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5046Semester 15NoNo

          Japanese Language and Culture II (a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) in Japanese.
          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 Japanese (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
          Japanese Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4046Semester 14NoNo

          Japanese Language and Culture I (a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for beginners in Japanese.
          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 Japanese, 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
          Semantics of African American EnglishLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5203Semester 25YesNo

          Semantics of African American English

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Hazel Pearson
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: LIN402/LIN4209 and LIN5209/LIN5217

          Description: With an estimated 30 million speakers, African American English is a major dialect of English. At the same time, it continues to suffer from the stigma of being considered 'bad English'. Yet just like with any other language, the surface variety that we see in AAE belies a complex, rule-governed system. We will study the grammar of AAE with a particular emphasis on those properties that determine how meaning is conveyed. An array of distinctive semantic features will be investigated, for example in the domains of tense, aspect, pronouns, quotatives and negation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Japanese Language and Culture ILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN4045Full year4NoNo

          Japanese Language and Culture I

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for beginners in Japanese. 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 Japanese (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
          Research Methods in LinguisticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5202Semester 25NoNo

          Research Methods in Linguistics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Samuel Steddy
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: LIN4208

          Description: This module focuses on how to conduct original empirical research in Linguistics. Students will get hands-on experience in conducting original research, including designing a project, collecting different types of linguistic data, doing qualitative and quantitative analysis, and presenting research findings. Since the best way to learn research methods is to practice them, students will do regular practical field assignments. They will also learn about the theoretical underpinnings of various research methods. The module will help prepare students for conducting independent research, but will also provide general transferrable skills such as how best to collect data to answer a specific question, how to understand and conduct statistical and other analysis, and how to interpret data patterns. The module is conducted as a seminar: active participation is expected and encouraged.

          As a module it will be available to students registered on a single or joint honours programme involving English Language or Linguistics.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Japanese Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4142Full year4YesYes

          Japanese Language and Culture I (b)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori
          Overlap: None
          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 Japanese Language and Culture.
          The module emphasises the global importance of Japanese language and Japanese speaking 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 Japanese 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
          Japanese Language and Culture I(a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4141Full year4YesYes

          Japanese Language and Culture I(a)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori
          Overlap: None
          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 Japanese Language and Culture. The module emphasises the global importance of Japanese language and Japanese speaking culture and is intended for beginner learners. 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 Japanese 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
          French Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4112Full year4YesYes

          French Language and Culture I (b)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
          Overlap: LAN4117
          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 French Language and Culture. The module emphasises the global importance of French language and French speaking 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 French 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
          French Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4111Full year4YesYes

          French Language and Culture I (a)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
          Overlap: LAN4116
          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 French Language and Culture. The module emphasises the global importance of French language and French speaking culture and is intended for beginner learners. 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 French 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
          The Practice of Law in a Clinical EnvironmentLawLAW6156Full year6NoYes

          The Practice of Law in a Clinical Environment

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Ms Frances Ridout

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Law at Levels 5 and 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking
          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

          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.

          Description: This module is a unique opportunity to develop your knowledge of substantive law and legal procedure while working with live clients and practicing lawyers from some of London's most reputable law firms and chambers. It is both academic and practical, requiring a great deal of commitment and flexibility. In return, this module provides each student with six live clients where they are the advising student lawyer with responsibility for the case (under supervision), as well as small seminar groups and active engagement with the Clinical Team.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 5: 30.00% Practical
          Level: 6
          Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityLAW_56_A
          Family LawLawLAW6031Full year6YesNo

          Family Law

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Shazia Choudhry

          Description: This module will cover:

          The scope and function of family law in society; Marriage/nullity/civil partnerships; Divorce and divorce reform; The parent and child relationship; The Children Act 1989 and private disputes relating to children; Family property rights; Financial provision and property adjustment on divorce; Domestic violence, abuse and molestation; The Human Rights Act 1998.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Commercial and Consumer LawLawLAW6028Full year6YesNo

          Commercial and Consumer Law

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Iris Benohr

          Description: This module will cover:

          Sale of goods: Nature of a sale of goods contract; Terms implied into the contract of sale by the Sale of Goods Act;
          Passing of property and risk in goods; Liability of a seller without the right to sell; Delivery obligations; Remedies of the buyer; Remedies of the seller.

          Consumer Credit: Classification of credit agreements under the Consumer Credit Act; Formalities for making regulated agreements; Liability of the creditor/credit broker /supplier to the debtor; Liability of the debtor to the creditor; Termination of regulated agreements; Judicial control of regulated agreements.

          Agency: Definition of agency; The agent's authority to bind his principal; The agent's rights and duties; Contractual relationships between the principal, agent, and third party; Termination of the agency.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Employment Law: Tribunal Practice and ProcedureLawLAW6027Semester 26YesYes

          Employment Law: Tribunal Practice and Procedure

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mrs Elizabeth Gillow

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Law at Level 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Networking
          • 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 critically evaluate how they have enhanced their knowledge, understanding and self-awareness of an enterprising perspective.

          Description: Employment Law: Practice and Procedure will look at modern working practices in the UK including the "gig economy" and zero hours contracts. It will examine the most common claims presented to the Employment Tribunal. The module will demonstrate how such claims are brought (and defended), the process leading up to a tribunal hearing and what to expect at a final hearing. Students will then be expected to run (in groups) a number of evening sessions (one or two per student depending on numbers) to members of the public who are either thinking about bringing a claim to the tribunal or who are preparing for a hearing as a litigant in person. Students will not be required to represent the claimants in the Employment Tribunal.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 40.00% Practical
          Level: 6
          Networking,Enterprising perspectivesLAW_6_A
          Language and MindLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN213Semester 15YesNo

          Language and Mind

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Qian Luo
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: LIN4208 and LIN101

          Description: The module will provide an introduction to contemporary research on psycholinguistics. It will focus on language processing and language acquisition. Areas studied will include: language comprehension; language production; typical and atypical language acquisition; language in the brain; language and thought.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 4: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          History of EnglishLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN212Semester 25YesNo

          History of English

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Devyani Sharma
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: LIN4208

          Description: This module examines the socio-historical events that determined the shape and uses of the English language over time. Applying concepts from sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and general linguistic analysis, we will explore how English has changed over 1500 years, and how similar processes continue to operate on the language today. Lectures will focus on social and historical events, while seminars will involve close analysis of the structure of Old, Middle, Early Modern and Present-Day English.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Intellectual Property - Copyright and Related RightsLawLAW6455Semester 16NoNo

          Intellectual Property - Copyright and Related Rights

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Jonathan Griffiths

          Description: The module focuses on the substantive law of copyright and related rights in the United Kingdom. It covers (i) the subsistence, ownership and term of copyright, (ii) exclusive economic rights and infringement (iv) exceptions and limitations to infringement and (v) moral rights. Particular attention will be paid to areas of current controversy in the law.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Introduction to French Private LawLawLAW6202Semester 26YesNo

          Introduction to French Private Law

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: The module introduces the rules that govern the relationships between individuals, being physical persons or moral persons. It provides an introduction to the sources of French private law, the court system in France, and the basic principles, procedures, and values that govern contractual and non-contractual obligations. The module will be taught in French.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Spanish Language and Culture IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN6025Full year6NoNo

          Spanish Language and Culture III

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Dr Noelia Diaz-Vicedo
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with an Intermediate level (CEFR level B2) in Spanish. Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency and accuracy in both media. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal comfortably, confidently and competently at a higher intermediate level with the language required to cope effectively with a wide range of circumstances and situations. In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus framework which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at C1 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus. By the end of the module, students will be able to read complex and challenging texts in Spanish (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
          French Language and Culture III (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6012Semester 26YesYes

          French Language and Culture III (b)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Philip France
          Overlap: LAN6017
          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 French. Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency and accuracy in both media. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal comfortably, confidently and competently at a higher intermediate level with the language required to cope effectively with a wide range of circumstances and situations. In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus framework which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at C1 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus. By the end of the module, students will be able to read complex and challenging texts in French (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 perspectives
          Spanish Language and Culture III (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6022Semester 26YesYes

          Spanish Language and Culture III (b)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Noelia Diaz-Vicedo
          Overlap: LAN6027
          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 Spanish. Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency and accuracy in both media. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal comfortably, confidently and competently at a higher intermediate level with the language required to cope effectively with a wide range of circumstances and situations. In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus framework which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at C1 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus. By the end of the module, students will be able to read complex and challenging texts in Spanish (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 perspectives
          Tort LawLawLAW5001Full year5NoNo

          Tort Law

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: This module will cover:

          Some introductory concepts in torts; Introducing negligence (eg, where negligence causes death, the types of damages, statute of limitations); Duty of care: elements; scope; statutory exceptions; immunities; acts versus omissions; Setting the standard of care; Determining breach; Proving causation - classical test, exceptions thereto; Duty of care and breach; Remoteness of damage; Defences to negligence; Negligently-inflicted pure economic; Liability of public authorities; Occupiers liability; Negligently-inflicted pure psychiatric injury; Employers liability; Vicarious liability; Breach of statutory duty; Misfeasance in public office; Product liability statutory regime; Private and public nuisance; The action in Rylands v Fletcher; Defamation; Intentional interference with economic relations and other economic torts; Reflections on the role of Torts in modern society.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Equity and TrustsLawLAW5003Full year5NoNo

          Equity and Trusts

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Stephen Allen
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take LAW6056

          Description: This module will cover:

          Express trusts: The three certainties in the creation of trusts; The beneficiary principle and unincorporated associations; Formalities in the creation of trusts; Dispositions of equitable interests; The duties of trustees; Breach of trust.
          Resulting trusts: Trusts of homes, including proprietary estoppel.
          Constructive trusts: Proprietary constructive trusts; Personal liability to account for dishonest assistance and knowing receipt
          Tracing and equitable proprietary claims: Theoretical aspects of equity, property law and restitution

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Spanish Language and Culture III(a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6126Full year6YesNo

          Spanish Language and Culture III(a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed
          Overlap: LAN6121
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with an Intermediate level (CEFR level B2) in Spanish. 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+ 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 Spanish (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
          Spanish Language and Culture II (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5022Semester 25YesYes

          Spanish Language and Culture II (b)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Martyn Ellis
          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 Spanish Language and Cultures. The module emphasises the global importance of Spanish language and Spanish speaking cultures and is intended for students with an intermediate user level. 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 Spanish 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
          Spanish Language and Culture III(a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6121Full year6YesYes

          Spanish Language and Culture III(a)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Noelia Diaz-Vicedo
          Overlap: LAN6126
          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 Spanish. 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+ 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 Spanish (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 perspectives
          Spanish Language and Culture II (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5021Semester 15YesYes

          Spanish Language and Culture II (a)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Martyn Ellis
          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 Spanish Language and Cultures. The module emphasises the global importance of Spanish language and Spanish speaking cultures and is intended for students with a lower intermediate user level. 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 Spanish 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
          Introduction to ProbabilityMathematical SciencesMTH4107Semester 14NoNo

          Introduction to Probability

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Rosemary Harris
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH4207
          Prerequisite: Must have passed a-level maths or equivalent

          Description: This is the first module in probability, covering events and random variables. It introduces the basic notions of probability theory and develops them to the stage where one can begin to use probabilistic ideas in statistical inference and modelling, and the study of stochastic processes. The first section deals with events, the axioms of probability, conditional probability and independence. The second introduces random variables both discrete and continuous, including distributions, expectation and variance. Joint distributions are covered briefly.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Actuarial Professional Development IMathematical SciencesMTH4112Full year4NoNo

          Actuarial Professional Development I

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mr Richard Purcell
          Prerequisite: Must have passed a-level maths or equivalent

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

          Assessment:

          • 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: 4
          French Language and Culture II(a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5116Full year5NoNo

          French Language and Culture II(a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed
          Overlap: LAN5111
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) in French.
          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 French (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
          French Language and Culture II(a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5111Full year5YesYes

          French Language and Culture II(a)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Philip France
          Overlap: LAN5116
          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 French Language and Culture. The module emphasises the global importance of French language and French speaking culture and is intended for students with a lower intermediate user level. 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 French 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
          Japanese Language and Culture IILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN5045Full year5NoNo

          Japanese Language and Culture II

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2/ B1) in Japanese.
          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 Japanese (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
          Data AnalyticsMathematical SciencesMTH781PSemester 17NoNo

          Data Analytics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Kathrin Glau

          Description: Data Analytics refers to the use of statistics on data sets to aid in business decision making and in developing business insights. This module introduces concepts associated with business analytics.
          The emphasis of the module will be on realistic business cases. In order to develop the practical aspects of the subject the student will learn about some of the industry standard packages. such as Statistical Analysis System (SAS), Structured Query Language (SQL), Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) under Excel, Hadoop, R, and SPSS.
          Some of these systems will be described at a high level in order to allow the student gain a global view of the field without having to master every single system.
          The course will include a summary overview of the basic statistical techniques used to describe a data set and explore the implementation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Japanese Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4042Semester 24YesYes

          Japanese Language and Culture I (b)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori
          Overlap: None
          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 Japanese Language and Culture. The module emphasises the global importance of Japanese language and Japanese speaking 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 Japanese 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
          Japanese Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4041Semester 14YesYes

          Japanese Language and Culture I (a)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori
          Overlap: None
          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 Japanese Language and Culture. The module emphasises the global importance of Japanese language and Japanese speaking culture and is intended for beginner learners. 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 Japanese 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
          Introduction to AlgebraMathematical SciencesMTH4104Semester 24NoNo

          Introduction to Algebra

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Alexander Fink
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH4113 or take MTH4213

          Description: This module is an introduction to the basic notions of algebra, such as sets, numbers, matrices, polynomials and permutations. It not only introduces the topics, but shows how they form examples of abstract mathematical structures such as groups, rings and fields, and how algebra can be developed on an axiomatic foundation. Thus, the notions of definition, theorem and proof, example and counterexample are described. The module is an introduction to later modules in algebra.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Ethnography of Communication - Foundations and FieldworkLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7020Semester 27NoNo

          Ethnography of Communication - Foundations and Fieldwork

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Colleen Cotter
          Overlap: LIN620, LIN6020
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module provides an overview of Ethnography of Communication, a theoretical and methodological approach to analyzing and understanding communicative patterns and language use in social and cultural contexts. The focus on primary literature includes the seminal figures who established the approach (e.g., Hymes, Gumperz), developed the framework (Baumann, Briggs, Ervin-Tripp, Philipps), and who continue to advance it today (Duranti, Goodwin, Hill, Rampton). Applying ethnographic insights and methodologies to fieldwork activities and projects in the local community will instill understanding of the broad range of practices that constitute doing ethnography as well as illustrate the points raised in the literature.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Research Methods in SociolinguisticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7023Semester 27NoNo

          Research Methods in Sociolinguistics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Erez Lev-On
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module provides students with an advanced overview of both qualitative and quantitative research methods in sociolinguistics. Covering all aspects of data collection and analysis, students will learn how to devise appropriate research hypotheses; collect data for subsequent quantitative and qualitative scrutiny; and perform a variety of analytical techniques most commonly used in the humanities and social sciences (including narrative analysis, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, analyses of variance, multiple regression and various non-parametric tests). Methods covered include observation, interview, surveys, questionnaires and corpus-based techniques. Students will also learn how to effectively summarize and present findings to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Spanish Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4127Full year4NoNo

          Spanish Language and Culture I (b)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mr Martyn Ellis
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for beginners in Spanish. 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 Spanish (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
          German Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4107Full year4YesNo

          German Language and Culture I (b)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mr Florian Fischer
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

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

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Spanish Language and Culture I(a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4126Full year4NoNo

          Spanish Language and Culture I(a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for beginners in Spanish. 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 Spanish, 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
          German Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4106Full year4NoNo

          German Language and Culture I (a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mr Florian Fischer
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

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

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Law, Justice and EthicsLawLAW6155Semester 26NoNo

          Law, Justice and Ethics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Eric Heinze

          Description: Democratic government is commonly assumed to be essential to a just legal system. But is that assumption always correct? Do our traditions of active and vigorous legislation, zealous litigation, and professional lawyering guarantee justice? Are there ways in which they wholly undermine justice? What about public discourse, arts or the media? Do they always promote the kind of open, free society in which law and justice thrive? These questions receive sharp scrutiny in the writings of Plato. In this module, we examine how some classic ideas about justice and democracy, have shaped law and society for centuries.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          SAS for Business IntelligenceMathematical SciencesMTH782PSemester 27NoNo

          SAS for Business Intelligence

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Seth Sarfo

          Description: Quantitative Business Intelligence refers to the general application of quantitative techniques to business insight generation or the business decision process.
          This module builds on the Data Analytics module by increasing the level of sophistication of the techniques employed.
          Students will use SAS to solve business problems related to hypothesis testing, correlation and linear regression.
          The module will also present techniques related to cleaning of noisy data, detection of outliers, filling in blanks which are key to any industry implementation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Democracy and JusticeLawLAW6154Semester 16NoNo

          Democracy and Justice

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Eric Heinze

          Description: Democratic government is commonly assumed to be essential to a just legal system. But is that assumption always correct? Do our traditions of active and vigorous legislation, zealous litigation, and professional lawyering guarantee justice? Are there ways in which they wholly undermine justice? What about public discourse, arts or the media? Do they always promote the kind of open, free society in which law and justice thrive? These questions receive sharp scrutiny in the writings of Plato. In this module, we examine how some classic ideas about justice and democracy, have shaped law and society for centuries.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Equity and Trusts (Level 6)LawLAW6056Full year6NoNo

          Equity and Trusts (Level 6)

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Stephen Allen

          Description: This module will cover:

          Express trusts: The three certainties in the creation of trusts; The beneficiary principle and unincorporated associations; Formalities in the creation of trusts; Dispositions of equitable interests; The duties of trustees; Breach of trust; Resulting trusts; Trusts of homes, including proprietary estoppel; Constructive trusts: Proprietary constructive trusts; Personal liability to account for dishonest assistance and knowing receipt;
          Tracing and equitable proprietary claims; Restitution of unjust enrichment.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Competition LawLawLAW6048Full year6YesNo

          Competition Law

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Eyad Dabbah

          Description: The purpose of this module is to teach you the basic provisions of both EC and UK competition law. The module will provide you with a flavour of the economic and market context in which EC and UK competition law is applied. The module will aim to consider important business phenomena in the market such as anticompetitive agreements, abuse of market dominance and mergers between firms. It is hoped that by the end of the module you will gain a good understanding of the competition rules of the EC and the UK in order to help you identify situations in which such phenomena may arise. The module is taught on the basis of on one-and-a-halfhour lecture each week and one-and-a-half-hour tutorials held biweekly. In addition, the module includes several case studies based on real cases. You will be asked to prepare the case studies beforehand and be ready to discuss them in the class. The case studies will give you a taste of what competition law in practice is really like. They will also provide an excellent guidance on how to approach competition law problems in the examination room and beyond.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Sex, Gender and LanguageLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7019Semester 17NoNo

          Sex, Gender and Language

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Erez Lev-On
          Overlap: LIN6019, LIN602
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: In this module, we explore the development of feminist and queer theoretic conceptualizations of identity and how these conceptualizations relate to language. Drawing on foundational texts in philosophy, literary theory, sociology and cultural studies in addition to linguistics, we interrogate the position of women and men in society through the prism of linguistic practice, and work to develop a holistic account of the ways in which individual speakers negotiate social and ideological pressures in their construction and presentations of gendered and sexual selves. Students will gain hands-on experience in conducting original research on a sex- and/or gender-related topic, and special emphasis will be placed on linking academic research in this area to finding solutions for the real-world problems that women and men may face.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Graphs and NetworksMathematical SciencesMTH750PSemester 27NoNo

          Graphs and Networks

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Vincenzo Nicosia

          Description: Networks characterise the underlying structure of a large variety of complex systems, from the internet to social netwroks and the brain. This module is desgined to teach students the mathematical language needed to describe complex networks, characterise their basic properties and construct mathematical models of complex networks.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Graphs and NetworksMathematical SciencesMTH750USemester 27NoNo

          Graphs and Networks

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Vincenzo Nicosia

          Description: Networks characterise the underlying structure of a large variety of complex systems, from the internet to social netwroks and the brain. This module is desgined to teach students the mathematical language needed to describe complex networks, characterise their basic properties and construct mathematical models of complex networks.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Language AcquisitionLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN101Semester 24YesNo

          Language Acquisition

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

          Description: This module will delve into the process of language acquisition. The module will look at different models and theories that have arisen from the different schools of thought. It explores the different processes of first language acquisition and stages of development (phonological, lexical, syntactical), before moving onto the cognitive framework of language processing (parsing). The next area of focus will be bilingualism and second language acquisition. Students will be introduced to different forms of bilingualism and the issues raised in second language acquisition. They will also be introduced to language in the brain, speech pathologies and other communication systems.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          English/Linguistics Research ProjectLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN042Full year6NoYes

          English/Linguistics Research Project

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr David Hall
          Overlap: Students are not permitted to take more than one Research Project module
          Prerequisite: LIN5202

          QMUL Model Available to: Selected students in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

          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 compulsory for single honours English Language and Linguistics students as well as joint honours English Literature and Linguistics students who are not taking the research project module in the English Department. All other students wishing to take this module must see the module organiser before registration and must have reached a good standard on the prerequisite module LIN306 Research Methods in Linguistics. The module is designed to enable final year students to pursue a sustained piece of individual research on an agreed topic which may not necessarily be covered in the taught modules. You will give presentations of your research as it progresses, and should note that failure to provide evidence of satisfactory progress will lead to de-registration.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 6
          NetworkingSLF_456_S
          Introduction to French Public LawLawLAW6201Semester 16NoNo

          Introduction to French Public Law

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: The module introduces the students to the rules that govern the organisation, the functioning and the attributions of the French political and administrative entities, as well as the relationship between citizens and state institutions. Based primarily on an analysis of French constitutional law and administrative law, this module should provide the students with an in depth introduction to the institutions and sources of law that are at the heart of French public law. The module will be taught in French.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Principles of Revenue LawLawLAW6172Full year6NoNo

          Principles of Revenue Law

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Mr Richard Walters

          Description: The objective of this module is to introduce you to the fundamental principles of taxation law in the United Kingdom. The policies underlying fiscal legislation, the budgetary process, and the place of tax within English legal structure all are considered. A background in mathematics is not a prerequisite for this module, as the module focuses on legal principles, policies and regulation. Included amongst the topics addressed are the taxation of trades and earnings, capital gains tax, corporation and inheritance tax, and the jurisprudence of tax avoidance. Tax law is taught in context. The module fosters the skill of handling complex legal material, and teaches you to write clearly and persuasively. More specifically, the abilities to read and interpret statutory material, to understand and interpret the structure of language, and to perceive varieties of meaning and nuance all are taught. These are vital skills for any lawyer - regardless of intended area of practice. You should develop an ability to apply the law as derived from the cases, statutes and other sources to a set of given facts which are similar but not identical to those encountered in the cases. The module should also improve your ability to read and distinguish between cases. The module is taught within the wider taxation programme at Queen Mary, and strong links exist between Revenue Law and postgraduate modules and teachers.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          The Art of LawLawLAW6171Semester 26YesNo

          The Art of Law

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Ian Yeats

          Description: The Art of Law provides an introduction to a range of ways in which law and the visual arts come together now and in the past. The module will explore how law appears in artworks including painting, sculpture, photography, and film. It will also consider when, how and why works of art appear in state institutions like courthouses, Inns of Court, government buildings, and international organisations, and how state and international organisations make use of art work in their public outreach activities.
          Students will develop an understanding of basic art historical approaches and methods including psychoanalytic, feminist, Marxian, post- and anti-colonial, and queer, approaches. They will use these to navigate cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in the field of Law and the Arts. They will make their own art work, engage in class discussions, visit art galleries, watch films, and undertake an independent research project.
          For the creative project, students may choose between making a 5-minute film; an A2 poster; or 5-frame photo-essay.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Law and PharmacologyLawLAW6170Full year6NoNo

          Law and Pharmacology

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Ms Amber Marks

          Description: In the medico-legal field, medicines regulation has, until recently (E.Jackson, Law and the Regulation of Medicines (Hart, 2012)) received relatively little scholarly attention, and drug offences have been largely neglected in undergraduate courses on criminal law. These two areas of law (medicines regulation and recreational drug use ) are rarely considered together despite both being concerned with pharmacology and its impact on consumers, and despite raising similar ethical questions (autonomy, paternalism, the role of the state in public and private health) and facing similar threats from those seeking to maximise profit.
          The purpose of the module will be to identify and critically evaluate normative frameworks in this area, in search of theoretical coherence. The course will identify relevant legal and theoretical frameworks and regulatory agencies. The focus will be on UK law but will also include international treaties and European law. The module will combine domestic and comparative jurisprudence, and will also adopt a law-reform flavour given the evolving nature of science and law in this area . The module may particularly interest those students who are studying medical law, those propose to enter into a practising law career, a law, regulatory or policy-reform role, or who may enter into associated fields such as consumer lobbying and activism, or governmental legal offices.

          Questions to be considered will include: What are the normative implications of a shift in regulatory perspective in relation to recreational drugs from the criminal to the public health model? How tenable is the distinction drawn in law between medicinal drugs and recreational drugs? What are the regulatory implications of a product¿s classification as medicinal? What is the role and nature of the harm/benefit nexus in the design of regulatory measures?

          In the second semester students will explore several case-studies, including novel psychoactive substances, cannabis law reform and nicotine replacement therapy before proceeding to research and make oral presentations on their own chosen topics for the coursework element, for which they will receive supervision.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Spanish Language and Culture III (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6021Semester 16YesYes

          Spanish Language and Culture III (a)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Noelia Diaz-Vicedo
          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 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 Spanish. 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+ 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 Spanish (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
          RelativityMathematical SciencesMTH6132PSemester 26NoNo

          Relativity

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Shahn Majid

          Description: This module is an introduction to Einstein's theories of special and general relativity. The first part of the module deals with special relativity, and is mainly about the strange dynamics that happen at speeds comparable to the speed of light. The second part develops the mathematical machinery needed to study the curvature of space-time and the subtle effects of gravity; this is the general theory of relativity. The third part deals with various consequences of the theory, and will touch upon topics like black holes and the big bang.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          RelativityMathematical SciencesMTH6132Semester 26YesNo

          Relativity

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Shahn Majid
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5123

          Description: This module is an introduction to Einstein's theories of special and general relativity. The first part of the module deals with special relativity, and is mainly about the strange dynamics that happen at speeds comparable to the speed of light. The second part develops the mathematical machinery needed to study the curvature of space-time and the subtle effects of gravity; this is the general theory of relativity. The third part deals with various consequences of the theory, and will touch upon topics like black holes and the big bang.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Experience in Legal PracticeLawLAW5000Full year5NoNo

          Experience in Legal Practice

          Credits: 120.0
          Contact: Mrs Christina Perry

          Description: Students will be selected for a work placement with Reed Smith LLP. The programme will begin with Reed Smith LLP but it is anticipated that it will expand to other employers. It is envisaged that the work placement will normally be a year in length but not less than 6 months. Successful applicants will each be allocated a tutor, who will visit the student at the placement twice in the year. The employer will also provide a mentor in the workplace at each employer to track performance. It is anticipated that during the work placement the students will undertake a wide range of activities to gain an awareness of professional practice. Students completing the module will be expected to return to college twice in the year: once to review the programme and on the second occasion to provide support to the students who are planning to undertake the year in practice in the following years. Students will also complete a reflective portfolio during the placement and they must present this portfolio at the end of the placement.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Contract Law II: Terms, Breach and RemediesLawLAW4105Semester 24NoNo

          Contract Law II: Terms, Breach and Remedies

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mrs Christina Perry
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take LAW4104

          Description: This module continues the study of the principles of contract at common law and in equity and how these are applied to agreements. Students will study contractual terms, express and implied, and the general regulation of terms, including exclusion clauses; the discharge of contracts, including breach and frustration; and remedies for breaches of contract.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Contract Law I: Formation and VitiationLawLAW4104Semester 14NoNo

          Contract Law I: Formation and Vitiation

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mrs Christina Perry

          Description: This module introduces students to the principles of contract at common law and in equity and how these are applied to agreements. Students will study formative elements, including offer and acceptance, consideration, promissory estoppel, intention to create legal relations, certainty of terms and vagueness; vitiating elements, including mistake, misrepresentation and duress; and the enforcement of contractual rights.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          French Language and Culture III(a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6116Full year6YesNo

          French Language and Culture III(a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed
          Overlap: LAN6111
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with an Intermediate level (CEFR level B2) in French. 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+ 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 French (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
          Spanish Language and Culture IILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN5020Full year5YesYes

          Spanish Language and Culture II

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Mr Martyn Ellis
          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: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) in Spanish.
          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 Spanish (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
          International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH_SLF
          Metric Spaces and TopologyMathematical SciencesMTH6127PSemester 26NoNo

          Metric Spaces and Topology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Behrang Noohi

          Description: The study of metric spaces provides a link between geometry, which is fairly concrete, and topology, which is more abstract. It generalises to multidimensional spaces the concepts of continuity and other ideas studied in real analysis and explores the foundations of continuous mathematics.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Metric Spaces and TopologyMathematical SciencesMTH6127Semester 26YesNo

          Metric Spaces and Topology

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Behrang Noohi
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5104

          Description: The study of metric spaces provides a link between geometry, which is fairly concrete, and topology, which is more abstract. It generalises to multidimensional spaces the concepts of continuity and other ideas studied in real analysis and explores the foundations of continuous mathematics.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Calculus IIMathematical SciencesMTH4101Semester 24NoNo

          Calculus II

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Rainer Klages
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA4121 or take SPA4122 or take MTH4201
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH4100 or take MTH4200

          Description: This module is the second of three calculus modules, whose collective aim is to provide the basic techniques from calculus for the pure, applied and applicable mathematics modules that follow. This module introduces complex numbers, infinite series including power series, and develops techniques of differential and integral calculus in the multivariate setting.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Calculus IMathematical SciencesMTH4100Semester 14NoNo

          Calculus I

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Oscar Bandtlow
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA4121 or take MTH4200
          Prerequisite: Must have passed a-level maths or equivalent

          Description: This is the first of three calculus modules, whose collective aim is to provide the basic techniques and background from calculus for the pure, applied and applicable mathematics modules that follow. This module develops the concepts and techniques of differentiating and integrating with supporting work on algebra, coordinate transformations and curve sketching.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Physiology for Medical EngineersEngineering and Materials ScienceMELM009Semester 27NoNo

          Physiology for Medical Engineers

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Pankaj Vadgama

          Description: This module will provide an understanding of the aspects of medical physiology relevant to a wide range of medical engineering related students. In will include the basic principles of physiological feedback and measurement with consideration of excitable tissues, membrane transport and ionic equilibria. The module will cover the structure, function, and monitoring of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, in addition to renal function, nerve function, bone physiology and intestinal function and control.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          German Language and Culture II (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5107Full year5NoNo

          German Language and Culture II (a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mr Florian Fischer
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level B1) in German.
          Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency and accuracy in both media. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal comfortably, confidently and competently at 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.
          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 German (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
          Japanese Language and Culture II (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5042Semester 25YesYes

          Japanese Language and Culture II (b)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori
          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 Japanese Language and Culture. The module emphasises the global importance of Japanese language and Japanese speaking culture and is intended for students with an intermediate user level. 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 Japanese 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
          Modern Arabic Language and Culture II (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5057Semester 25YesNo

          Modern Arabic Language and Culture II (b)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mr Ali Abdul Hussain Almaleki
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a CEFR level B1 in Modern Arabic.
          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 Modern Arabic (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
          Japanese Language and Culture II (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5041Semester 15YesYes

          Japanese Language and Culture II (a)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori
          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: IDesigned for students who have an interest in Japanese Language and Culture. The module emphasises the global importance of Japanese language and Japanese speaking culture and is intended for students with a lower intermediate user level. 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 Japanese 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
          Language and the MediaLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5210Semester 15YesNo

          Language and the Media

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Diana Ben-Aaron
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: LIN4208

          Description: In this module, we will investigate the social and structural factors of language standardisation and the position of media in relation to it, as well as look at journalism's collective role in influencing language style and language policy. Both print and broadcast media will be examined, and you are encouraged to consider language production practices in web-based domains. You will analyse style standardisation efforts, processes, and data from a variety of micro and macro linguistic perspectives.

          It will be available to students registered on single or joint honours English Language or Linguistics degree programmes only.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Sociolinguistic Variation and ChangeLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5211Semester 15YesNo

          Sociolinguistic Variation and Change

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Erez Lev-On
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: LIN4208 and LIN4201/LIN4211

          Description: This module provides an in-depth investigation of linguistic variation as a social phenomenon. Building on the knowledge acquired in LIN404 Introduction to Sociolinguistic Variation, we identify the major theoretical principles that govern language variation and change, and develop a variety of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies for their investigation. In addition to being exposed to classic pieces of research in the field, students also gain first-hand experience in conducting original sociolinguistic research projects of their own.

          As a module it will be available to students registered on degree programmes involving English Language or Linguistics only.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Surgical Techniques and SafetyEngineering and Materials ScienceMELM003Semester 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
          Research PracticumLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7014Semester 27NoNo

          Research Practicum

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Devyani Sharma
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: Students taking this module will work closely with a member of staff on a research project that is connected to the staff member's own research objectives and is related to the intended specialization of the student. Students will receive individualized training in the skills necessary to engage in this research, and regular supervision as they complete their project. Possible research projects include organizing and analyzing an existing data set with a view to publication of the results, designing materials for a future experiment, conducting critical literature reviews preparatory to the launch of a new line of research, collecting data from research participants, formulating new research protocols and research methods, synthesizing existing research results for presentation to non-academic audiences, etc. The skills and experience gained through this practicum will substantially enhance the preparedness of the student to pursue their own research goals.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Understudied Languages and Linguistic TheoryLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7016Semester 27NoNo

          Understudied Languages and Linguistic Theory

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Daniel Harbour
          Overlap: LIN312, LIN6016
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The diversity of the world's languages is of crucial importance to linguistic theory. Linguistic theory developed primarily with reference to data from major world languages (English, Japanese, French, etc.) nonetheless frequently yields rapid and deep insight into understudied languages from diverse families. In this course, we will work with a speaker of such a language, eliciting data, forming generalisations, and testing and explaining these in light of current linguistic theory. The course is, therefore, a practicum-style approach to formal linguistics.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          From Morpheme to MeaningLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7007Semester 27NoNo

          From Morpheme to Meaning

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Daniel Harbour
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: Current generative theory has developed a model of the interaction between structure, morphological form, and meaning which takes the syntax to provide the central system with which morphophonology and semantics interface. This idea has been mainly developed in primary technical literature by Chomsky, Marantz, Borer, Kayne, Cinque, Ramchand, Adger and others. The module systematically develops an understanding of what this architecture for language implies for analyses of crucial phenomena: clause and nominal structure, predication, syntactic dependencies, language variation, through a critical exploration of the relevant literature. It also develops students' skills of syntactic argumentation, and the presentation of these arguments to professional audiences.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Spanish Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4122Full year4YesYes

          Spanish Language and Culture I (b)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Martyn Ellis
          Overlap: None
          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 Spanish Language and Cultures. The module emphasises the global importance of Spanish language and Spanish speaking cultures 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 Spanish 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
          Spanish Language and Culture I(a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4121Full year4YesYes

          Spanish Language and Culture I(a)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed
          Overlap: None
          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 Spanish Language and Cultures. The module emphasises the global importance of Spanish language and Spanish speaking cultures and is intended for beginner learners. 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 Spanish 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
          Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4057Semester 24YesNo

          Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (b)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mr Ali Abdul Hussain Almaleki
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for false beginners in Modern Arabic. 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 Modern Arabic (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
          Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4056Semester 14YesNo

          Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mr Ali Abdul Hussain Almaleki
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for beginners in Modern Arabic.
          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 Modern Arabic, 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
          Modern Arabic Language and Culture ILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN4055Full year4YesNo

          Modern Arabic Language and Culture I

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mr Ali Abdul Hussain Almaleki
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for beginners in Modern Arabic. 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 Modern Arabic (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
          Criminology ALawLAW6045ASemester 16YesNo

          Criminology A

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Wayne Morrison

          Description: This module will cover:

          Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice; Defining crime; Rhetoric and reality of crime; Policing and prosecution of crime; Punishment of crime.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          CriminologyLawLAW6045Full year6NoNo

          Criminology

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Wayne Morrison

          Description: Sociological and psychological approaches to the aetiology of criminal behaviour; questions of criminal justice policy-making. Topics include: the aims and values of the criminal justice system; the definition of crime both in a theoretical and a practical sense; studies of particular types of crime (eg 'white collar' crime and crimes of the powerful, juvenile crime); penal policy with regard to particular types of crime; crime and public opinion; crime and the mass media; police organisation; prisons and the penal crisis; the role of victims of crime. The module focuses on the contemporary British context but adopts historical and comparative perspectives where relevant.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Law of EvidenceLawLAW6037Full year6NoNo

          Law of Evidence

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Ms Amber Marks

          Description: This module will cover:

          Burden and standard of proof; Witnesses; Examination in chief; Cross-examination; Sexual history evidence; Illegality or unfairly obtained evidence; Identification evidence; Confessions; Privilege against self-incrimination and the right to silence; Public interest privilege (PII); Legal professional and legal advice privilege; Hearsay; Evidence of previous bad character and other misconduct; Expert and opinion evidence in criminal trials.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Company LawLawLAW6036Full year6NoNo

          Company Law

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Shalini Perera

          Description: The principles of modern Company Law including the formation of companies, the corporate constitution, the protection of persons dealing with a company, corporate financing, management, the duties of directors, corporate governance, the protection of minority shareholders and insolvency.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          DissertationLawLAW6035Full year6NoNo

          Dissertation

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Eric Heinze

          Description: The content of the dissertation is determined by the student, with limited guidance by a supervisor.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
          Level: 6
          Further Topics in AlgebraMathematical SciencesMTH745USemester 27NoNo

          Further Topics in Algebra

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr John Bray
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must ( take MTH5101 or take MTH5100 ) and ( take MTH5212 or take MTH5112 )

          Description: This module provides exposure to advanced techniques in algebra at an MSc or MSci level. Algebra encompasses familiar objects such as integers, fields, polynomial rings and matrices and has applications throughout mathematics including to geometry, number theory and topology. The module will complement the algebra module offered in Semester A and will cover topics either in commutative or noncommutative algebra. Included will be basic definitions and theorems in either case, normally with rings or fields as a starting point.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Further Topics in AlgebraMathematical SciencesMTH745PSemester 27NoNo

          Further Topics in Algebra

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr John Bray

          Description: This module provides exposure to advanced techniques in algebra at an MSc or MSci level. Algebra encompasses familiar objects such as integers, fields, polynomial rings and matrices and has applications throughout mathematics including to geometry, number theory and topology. The module will complement the algebra module offered in Semester A and will cover topics either in commutative or noncommutative algebra. Included will be basic definitions and theorems in either case, normally with rings or fields as a starting point.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Law and GlobalisationLawLAW6463Semester 26NoNo

          Law and Globalisation

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Matthieu Burnay

          Description: Debate on globalisation remains very polarised with different perspectives regarding the extent to which law serves as a shield against or a driver of globalisation. This module looks at the impact of globalisation on legal systems as well as the role played by the law to regulate globalisation. This module will focus on law at various levels (i.e. national, regional, international and transnational), the activities of international organisations (such as WTO, World Bank and IMF), and the role played by multinational enterprises in a globalised legal landscape.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Criminal SentencingLawLAW6169Semester 16NoNo

          Criminal Sentencing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Jeffrey Kennedy

          Description: This module will provide students with a critical introduction to the legal and philosophical issues involved in decisions of how we respond to crimes following conviction. In doing so, students will come to understand and evaluate the rules, principles, and processes of criminal sentencing. While focusing on the law of England and Wales, the module will take a broader perspective by engaging the central questions that arise across different jurisdictions relating to the aims, nature, and significance of sentencing, who should be able to participate in the decision, how judicial discretion should be guided or constrained. Students will therefore come to understand the law.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Street LawLawLAW6462Semester 26NoYes

          Street Law

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Ms Frances Ridout
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take LAW6156

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Law at Levels 5 and 6

          QMUL Model themes supported:

          • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

          QMUL Model learning outcomes:

          • Students will be able to model a holistic approach to knowledge which draws on a range of appropriate disciplines.

          Description: StreetLaw is a vehicle by which the public can be made more aware of their rights and responsibilities. This module educates students about public engagement, pro bono work, StreetLaw and clinical legal education. Students learn specific areas of law and run three StreetLaw projects designed to educate different groups in the community on that area of law. Strategy, reflection, feedback, and principles of teaching / engaging audiences will be key features which are encountered during each StreetLaw project.

          Students need to work with LAC staff to complete a DBS check before starting the module (university assistance will be provided).

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 50.00% Practical
          Level: 6
          Multi- and inter-disciplinarityLAW_56_A
          Advanced Tort LawLawLAW6167Semester 26NoNo

          Advanced Tort Law

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Rachael Mulheron

          Description: Advanced Tort Law is an elective module, available to second year and final year LLB students (and visiting Erasmus students, as applicable). Advanced Tort Law provides a welcome opportunity to cover some of the main torts encountered in practice, viz: Trespasses to the Person; the Rule in Wilkinson v Downton; Privacy; Liability for Animals; Breach of Statutory Duty; the tort of Harassment; Public Nuisance; and the remedies of aggravated damages, exemplary damages, and restitutionary damages in Tort Law. The module will focus primarily on domestic UK jurisprudence, both case law and statutory. However, to provide greater depth, the module will also have regard, from time to time, to some comparative jurisprudence and to various law reform proposals.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Comparative LawLawLAW6164Semester 26NoNo

          Comparative Law

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Marc Van Hoecke

          Description: This module offers a general introduction to comparative law. It offers information on other Western legal systems, predominantly as to private law, most notably French and German law, which have strongly influenced many legal systems within Europe and beyond. It will show how legal systems have to be understood in their (historical, social and economic) context and how law in action may sometimes be rather different from law in the books, so that in practice there may be more similarities or differences than the written law would suggest. In order to understand a legal system one has to understand its underlying legal (and general) culture.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Health LawLawLAW6163Full year6YesNo

          Health Law

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Ruth Fletcher

          Description: This module teaches students how to research, work with and develop health law. Health law is concerned with the promotion of health and well-being through access to treatment and medicines, the governance of health as a public good, the regulation of relationships between patients and healthcare professionals, and the righting of wrongs that may occur in health systems. Health law presents an excellent opportunity for students to work across the sub-disciplines of crime, tort and public law, to draw on ethics, human rights and socio-legal perspectives in building legal arguments, and to assess the impact of professional standards, patients and carers' experiences, government policy and corporate provision on law in practic

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Spanish Language and Culture IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN6020Full year6YesYes

          Spanish Language and Culture III

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Dr Noelia Diaz-Vicedo
          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 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 Spanish. Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency and accuracy in both media. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal comfortably, confidently and competently at a higher intermediate level with the language required to cope effectively with a wide range of circumstances and situations. In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus framework which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at C1 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus. By the end of the module, students will be able to read complex and challenging texts in Spanish (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
          Law, Modernity and the HolocaustLawLAW6018Full year6NoNo

          Law, Modernity and the Holocaust

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Wayne Morrison

          Description: This module explores the Holocaust and the related Nazi racial-biological world view with particular reference to the role of law. Students will examine issues such as the occurrence of genocide in modernity, the role law played in reinforcing European anti-Semitism, the lessons for law and legal philosophy arising from Hitler's rise to power and the use of constitutional means to rule using emergency powers, the divergent views in legal theory linking law with democracy or dictatorship, the legalization of the Nazi racial-biological world-view through eugenics and anti-Jewish legislation, the coordination of legal and administrative officials throughout occupied Europe, the difficulties posed to notions of legal and moral accountability by 'state crime' and `state sanctioned massacre¿. The post WWII ambivalent role of law in responding to the holocaust will be examined along with the rise of 'genocide' as a concept of international criminal law, a subject of research and a prism for understanding the 'dark side' of modernity.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          French Language and Culture III (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6017Semester 26YesNo

          French Language and Culture III (b)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mr Philip France
          Overlap: LAN6012
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with an Intermediate level (CEFR level B2) in French. Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency and accuracy in both media. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal comfortably, confidently and competently at a higher intermediate level with the language required to cope effectively with a wide range of circumstances and situations. In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus framework which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at C1 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus. By the end of the module, students will be able to read complex and challenging texts in French (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
          Medical Negligence LawLawLAW6013Full year6NoNo

          Medical Negligence Law

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Prof Rachael Mulheron

          Description: The module delves into medical negligence by examining the principal difficulties associated with the common law cause of action, from the initial conundrums associated with proving a duty of care, and onwards through breach, causation, remoteness of damage, and finally to the defences available to a culpable healthcare professional.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Law in an Online ContextLawLAW4013Semester 14NoNo

          Law in an Online Context

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mrs Elizabeth Gillow

          Description: Law in Context will introduce students to a more concentrated consideration of their future careers, within and outside the Legal Professions. Students will develop their employability skills; and research and meet with prospective employers. In addition, students will learn research and contextualised writing skills needed for all career aspirations.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Practical
          Level: 4
          Media LawLawLAW6006Full year6NoNo

          Media Law

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Mr Gavin Sutter

          Description: Media law is the study of the regulation of the media, whether in traditional print form, the broadcast media, or in the online arena. Increasingly, media regulations must be, and are being, adapted to take account of new technological developments as the dividing line between online media and traditional forms becomes less pronounced. Primarily we will be using English law as our starting point with cross jurisdictional comparisons being discussed as and where appropriate. In general however the module is thematic in nature and English law should be considered as a case study exploring how certain themes may arise and be dealt with in practice, as opposed to the be all and end all of the module coverage. The broad themes which we will explore in the course include regulation of the distribution of material by the media - for instance, the regimes in place under the Data Protection Act 1998, or the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and how and in what circumstances those may restrict the information which the media is permitted to distribute. Information privacy and the media's right to withhold the identity of sources will be considered. Laws regulating media output on the basis of the actual content distributed will also be analysed, including defamation issues faced by the media, blasphemy, hate speech and obscenity. In addition to considering how the general law applies to the media, we will also consider sector-specific regulation (televisual broadcasting, advertising), as well as extra-legal measures such as the voluntary codes of conduct for print content administered by the Press Complaints Commission and the Advertising Standards Authority.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Contemporary Issues in Law and BusinessLawLAW4010Semester 24NoNo

          Contemporary Issues in Law and Business

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contacts - School Of Law

          Description: This course is an introduction to the disciplines of law and business studies and aims to develop a critical understanding of both the legal framework of business activity and the economic and global commercial context in which law operates.
          We will draw upon law and legal thought to reflect critically on contemporary business issues. The module will commence with an introduction to the English Legal system followed by an examination of contract law, company law and employment law (among others) which are the legal jurisdictions easily relatable to business.
          Thereafter, the module will aim to develop an appreciation of current global economic and business issues and the challenges they pose for law and law makers.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 4
          Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          European Union LawLawLAW4009Semester 24YesNo

          European Union Law

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Nicolas Bernard
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take LAW5105

          Description: This module introduces students to some fundamental characteristics of the law of the European Union.
          It is divided into three parts, concerned respectively with how EU law is made, how it is applied and enforced and finally what it is used for. We will consider the historical development of the European Union, its institutional structure and its legal instruments, the interaction between Union and national law and the role of national courts in enforcing Union Law, the rules relating to free movement in the internal market and the legal principles underlying the relationships between the EU and its neighbours.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          French Language and Culture III(a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6111Full year6YesYes

          French Language and Culture III(a)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed
          Overlap: LAN6116
          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 French.
          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+ 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 French (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 perspectives
          Spanish Language and Culture III (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6027Semester 26YesNo

          Spanish Language and Culture III (b)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Dr Noelia Diaz-Vicedo
          Overlap: LAN6022
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with an Intermediate level (CEFR level B2) in Spanish. Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency and accuracy in both media. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal comfortably, confidently and competently at a higher intermediate level with the language required to cope effectively with a wide range of circumstances and situations. In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus framework which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at C1 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus. By the end of the module, students will be able to read complex and challenging texts in Spanish (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
          French Language and Culture II (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5017Semester 25NoNo

          French Language and Culture II (b)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mr Philip France
          Overlap: LAN5012
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) in French.
          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 French (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
          French Language and Culture II (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5016Semester 15NoNo

          French Language and Culture II (a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mr Philip France
          Overlap: LAN5011
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) in French.
          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 French (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
          Japanese Language and Culture II(a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5146Full year5NoNo

          Japanese Language and Culture II(a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) in Japanese.
          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 Japanese (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
          Japanese Language and Culture II(a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5141Full year5YesYes

          Japanese Language and Culture II(a)

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori
          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 Japanese Language and Culture. The module emphasises the global importance of Japanese language and Japanese speaking culture and is intended for students with a lower intermediate user level. 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 Japanese 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
          Modern Arabic Language and Culture II (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5056Semester 15YesNo

          Modern Arabic Language and Culture II (a)

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

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) in Modern Arabic.
          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 Modern Arabic (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
          Modern Arabic Language and Culture IILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN5055Full year5YesNo

          Modern Arabic Language and Culture II

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mr Ali Abdul Hussain Almaleki
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) in Modern Arabic.
          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 Modern Arabic (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
          Modern Arabic Language and Culture II (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5052Semester 25YesNo

          Modern Arabic Language and Culture II (b)

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

          Description: Designed for students who have an interest in Arabic Language and Cultures. The module emphasises the global importance of Arabic language and Arabic speaking cultures and is intended for students with an intermediate user level. 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 Arabic 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
          Modern Arabic Language and Culture II (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5051Semester 15YesNo

          Modern Arabic Language and Culture II (a)

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

          Description: This module is available under the 'QMUL Model'. It is designed for students who have an interest in Arabic Language and Cultures. The module emphasises the global importance of Arabic language and Arabic speaking cultures and is intended for students with a lower intermediate user level. It develops the ability of students to operate practically and effectively in the target language and it's highly suitable for students following the QMUL Model. The QMUL Model builds on the existing QMUL Graduate Attributes, which include an aspiration that QM graduates should 'be able to operate in more than one language' alongside the aspiration to optimize the employability of our graduates. 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 Arabic 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
          Japanese Language and Culture IILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN5040Full year5YesYes

          Japanese Language and Culture II

          Credits: 30.0
          Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori
          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 Japanese Language and Culture. The module emphasises the global importance of Japanese language and Japanese speaking culture and is intended for students with a lower intermediate user level. 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 Japanese 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
          Interaction and DiscourseLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5204Semester 25YesNo

          Interaction and Discourse

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Colleen Cotter
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: LIN4208

          Description: Language is central to spoken and written interaction. In this module, students will learn about the major theoretical frameworks that have been developed to analyze how spoken interaction is structured, how different kinds of texts communicate social and pragmatic meaning, and the ways in which larger social and cultural structures are reflected in patterns of language use. The module will introduce students to such frameworks as Politeness and Interpersonal Pragmatics, Conversation Analysis, Narrative Analysis, and (Critical) Discourse Analysis. Students will have the opportunity to conduct qualitative analyses on a variety of different spoken and written texts, and will develop the basic skills necessary for future research in qualitative sociolinguistics.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Spanish Language and Culture II (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5027Semester 25NoNo

          Spanish Language and Culture II (b)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mr Martyn Ellis
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) in Spanish.
          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 Spanish (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
          Japanese Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4147Full year4NoNo

          Japanese Language and Culture I (b)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for beginners in Japanese. 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 Japanese (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
          French Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4117Full year4YesNo

          French Language and Culture I (b)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mr Philip France
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for beginners in French. 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 French (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
          Japanese Language and Culture I(a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4146Full year4NoNo

          Japanese Language and Culture I(a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for beginners in Japanese.
          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 Japanese, 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
          French Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4116Full year4NoNo

          French Language and Culture I (a)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed
          Overlap: LAN4111
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for beginners in French. 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 French, 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
          Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4051Semester 14YesNo

          Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (a)

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

          Description: Designed for students who have an interest in Arabic Language and Cultures. The module emphasises the global importance of Arabic language and Arabic speaking cultures and is intended for beginner learners. 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 Arabic 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
          Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4052Semester 24YesNo

          Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (b)

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

          Description: Designed for students who have an interest in Arabic Language and Cultures. The module emphasises the global importance of Arabic language and Arabic speaking cultures 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 Arabic 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
          Japanese Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4047Semester 24NoNo

          Japanese Language and Culture I (b)

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The module is suitable for beginners in Japanese. 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 Japanese (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
          Modern Arabic Language and Culture ILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN4050Full year4YesNo

          Modern Arabic Language and Culture I

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

          Description: Designed for students who have an interest in Arabic Language and Culture. The module emphasises the global importance of Arabic language and Japanese speaking 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 Arabic 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
          Applied Dental MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT220Semester 16YesNo

          Applied Dental Materials

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Karin Hing

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

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Ethnography of Communication - Foundations and FieldworkLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6020Semester 26NoNo

          Ethnography of Communication - Foundations and Fieldwork

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Colleen Cotter
          Overlap: LIN620, LIN7020
          Prerequisite: LIN4208 or permission of convenor

          Description: This module provides an overview of ethnography of communication, a theoretical and methodological approach to analyzing and understanding a wide range of communicative patterns and language uses as they occur within social and cultural contexts. Students will also apply ethnographic insights and methodologies to fieldwork activities and projects in the local community, investigating the range of practices that constitute ethnographic research, aiming for an integrative and holistic understanding through discussion of class members' fieldwork activities.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Ethnography of Communication - Foundations and FieldworkLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6020PSemester 27NoNo

          Ethnography of Communication - Foundations and Fieldwork

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Colleen Cotter
          Overlap: LIN620, LIN7020
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module provides an overview of ethnography of communication, a theoretical and methodological approach to analyzing and understanding a wide range of communicative patterns and language uses as they occur within social and cultural contexts. Students will also apply ethnographic insights and methodologies to fieldwork activities and projects in the local community, investigating the range of practices that constitute ethnographic research, aiming for an integrative and holistic understanding through discussion of class members' fieldwork activities.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Sex, Gender and LanguageLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6019PSemester 17NoNo

          Sex, Gender and Language

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Erez Lev-On
          Overlap: LIN602, LIN7019
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module will be an option for students on the single-honours English Language and Linguistics degree (QQH1) and for students doing joint-honours degrees that include Linguistics. In this module, students will engage in a comprehensive investigation of language as it relates to gender and sexuality. Making use of recent theoretical innovations in the field of gender and sexuality studies, the module will provide students with exposure to the descriptive claims that have been made in the literature regarding the linguistic practices of women and men, as well as the various theoretical frameworks that have been proposed to account for those claims. Students will also be encouraged to link these descriptive facts with more recent analytical accounts of gendered and sexual power relations in society. Building upon the theoretical and methodological foundation students acquire in their first two years of study, this module adds a practical/critical dimension to the study of sociolinguistics, and demonstrates to students the potential political importance of linguistics research.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Foundations of Mathematical Modelling in FinanceMathematical SciencesMTH771PSemester 17NoNo

          Foundations of Mathematical Modelling in Finance

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Michael Phillips

          Description: This module will provide you with an introduction to important concepts from probability theory and stochastic processes that are useful in modelling asset price dynamics. The introduction of more advanced tools will be preceded by a brief review of basic probability theory. Important stochastic processes that underlie many models in finance, such as random walks, Brownian motion, geometric Brownian motion, and the Poisson process, are discussed. An informal overview on Ito stochastic calculus and its application in finance will be given. By the end of this introductory course you will have achieved a sufficient level of competence of selected mathematical methods to facilitate further studies in Mathematical Finance.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Sex, Gender and LanguageLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6019Semester 16YesNo

          Sex, Gender and Language

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Erez Lev-On
          Overlap: LIN602, LIN7019
          Prerequisite: LIN4208

          Description: This module will be an option for students on the single-honours English Language and Linguistics degree (QQH1) and for students doing joint-honours degrees that include Linguistics. In this module, students will engage in a comprehensive investigation of language as it relates to gender and sexuality. Making use of recent theoretical innovations in the field of gender and sexuality studies, the module will provide students with exposure to the descriptive claims that have been made in the literature regarding the linguistic practices of women and men, as well as the various theoretical frameworks that have been proposed to account for those claims. Students will also be encouraged to link these descriptive facts with more recent analytical accounts of gendered and sexual power relations in society. Building upon the theoretical and methodological foundation students acquire in their first two years of study, this module adds a practical/critical dimension to the study of sociolinguistics, and demonstrates to students the potential political importance of linguistics research.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Programming in PythonMathematical SciencesMTH766PFull year7NoNo

          Programming in Python

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: This module introduces you to the Python programming language. After learning about data types, variables and expressions, you will explore the most important features of the core language including conditional branching, loops, functions, classes and objects. We will also look at several of the key packages (libraries) that are widely used for numerical programming and data analysis.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Neural Networks and Deep LearningMathematical SciencesMTH767PSemester 27NoNo

          Neural Networks and Deep Learning

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact:
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH786P

          Description: This module introduces you to several state-of-the-art methodologies for machine learning with neural networks (NNs). After discussing the basic theory of constructing and calibrating NNs, we consider various types of NN suitable for different purposes, such as convolutional NNs, recurrent NNs, autoencoders and generative adversarial networks. This module includes a wide range of practical applications; you will implement each type of network using Python for your weekly coursework assignments, and will calibrate these networks to real datasets.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Programming in PythonMathematical SciencesMTH766PSemester 17NoNo

          Programming in Python

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact:

          Description: This module introduces you to the Python programming language. After learning about data types, variables and expressions, you will explore the most important features of the core language including conditional branching, loops, functions, classes and objects. We will also look at several of the key packages (libraries) that are widely used for numerical programming and data analysis.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Complex SystemsMathematical SciencesMTH743USemester 27NoNo

          Complex Systems

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Christian Beck

          Description: Complex systems can be defined as systems involving many coupled units whose collective behaviour is more than the sum of the behaviour of each unit. Examples of such systems include coupled dynamical systems, fluids, transport or biological networks, interacting particle systems, etc. The aim of this module is to introduce students with a number of mathematical tools and models used to study complex systems and to explain the mathematical meaning of key concepts of complexity science, such as self-similarity, emergence, and self-organisation. The exact topics covered will depend on the module organiser's expertise with a view to cover practical applications using analytical and numerical tools drawn from other applied modules.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Mathematical Tools for Asset ManagementMathematical SciencesMTH6113Semester 26NoNo

          Mathematical Tools for Asset Management

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Kathrin Glau
          Prerequisite: Before or while taking this module you must take MTH6154

          Description: This module introduces the key ideas in financial economics and risk management. We begin by looking at various models of the long-term behaviour of security prices. Then we consider different measures of risk that are used by market practitioners. We next look at mean-variance portfolio theory, which is one important way of determining the risk and return of a portfolio, given the risk and return of the individual constituents. We now turn to various economics models that actually attempt to explain the returns of the various assets that trade in the market. Finally, you will learn how the theoretical notion of a utility function can be used to explain individual investors' decisions when allocating their wealth between different investment opportunities.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Actuarial Financial EngineeringMathematical SciencesMTH6112Semester 26NoNo

          Actuarial Financial Engineering

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mrs Gaik Ng
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH6155
          Prerequisite: Before or while taking this module you must take MTH6141 and take MTH6154

          Description: This module covers advanced techniques in financial mathematics for actuaries, building on the foundational material in Financial Mathematics 1.
          We revisit the discrete-time binomial model, introducing some more formal concepts such as conditional
          expectations that allow us to express our earlier results in a more elegant form. Then we look at continuous time models, and use the tools of stochastic calculus to derive the Black-Scholes equation which we then
          solve explicitly for the prices of European call and put options. We also consider some more advanced
          applications, such as models for stock prices involving jumps and stochastic volatility, as well as interest
          rate models and credit risk models.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Describing and Measuring ProsodyLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6200PSemester 27NoNo

          Describing and Measuring Prosody

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Esther De Leeuw
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: Prosody can be viewed as "language glue" as the sounds, i.e. segments, and constituents of language can be seen to be "glued" together by prosody. In this module, students will be introduced to the different ways in which components of language are "glued" together through learning how to describe and measure tempo, tone, stress, intonation, and rhythm. In doing so, students will build on their previously acquired knowledge of frequency, duration and intensity in segmental elements of the acoustic signal. Much of the module will involve lab work and students will be given the opportunity to work both with guidance and independently on assignments related to current questions in research on prosody, such as (1) Does speech tempo encode sociolinguistic variation? (2) Why do some languages have tones and others don't? (3) Why is stress placement crucial in second language acquisition? (4) How does intonation disambiguate syntactic ambiguity? (5) What role does rhythm play in the process of first language acquisition? In doing so, a range of languages (including but not limited to English) will be examined more closely. For the final assignment students will develop a research project related to prosody. This module builds on the second year module Acoustic Analysis of Speech LINtbc

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Research Methods in Mathematical SciencesMathematical SciencesMTH700USemester 17NoNo

          Research Methods in Mathematical Sciences

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Mira Shamis
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take at least 1 and no more than 99 modules from level 6 matching mth

          Description: This module is an introduction to methods often used in research in general, which will provide preparation for the MSci project. You will learn how to review critically and evaluate scientific writing, from books to research papers. You will receive training in writing academic reports in an appropriate style and structure, and will learn how to make and deliver oral presentations. Additional topics will be included so that you are prepared for project work at an advanced level. These will include reading recent papers, and specific exercises in acquiring data, analysis, using computational mathematics tools and analysis packages, scientific word processing, project planning and teamwork. You will also be exposed to research in industry through talks by external collaborators.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Research Methods in Mathematical SciencesMathematical SciencesMTH700PSemester 17NoNo

          Research Methods in Mathematical Sciences

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Mira Shamis

          Description: This course is an introduction to methods often used in research in general, and network research in particular. The module will serve as preparation for the research project that students will undertake as a major part of the MSc programme in Mathematics and Mathematics of Networks. The students will learn how to critically review and evaluate scientific writing, from books to research papers. They will receive training in writing academic reports in an appropriate style and structure, and will learn how to make and deliver oral presentations. Additional topics will be included so that students are prepared for project work at an advanced level. These will include reading recent papers, and specific exercises in acquiring data, analysis, using computational mathematics tools and analysis packages, scientific word processing, project planning and teamwork.The students will also be exposed to research in industry through talks by external collaborators.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
          Level: 7
          Partial Differential EquationsMathematical SciencesMTH6151Semester 16YesYes

          Partial Differential Equations

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Juan Antonio Valiente Kroon
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5123

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Mathematical Sciences and selected students in the School of Economics and Finance 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: Partial differential equations (PDEs) play a key role in many areas of the physical sciences, including physics, chemistry, engineering and finance. They can be used to describe many phenomena, such as wave motion, diffusion of gases, electromagnetism, and the evolution of the prices of financial assets, to name just a few. In this module, we will investigate the most important classes of PDE, and look at the various techniques (both analytical and numerical) that can be used to solve them. Whilst we consider some of the underlying theory, the main emphasis of this module will be on applying this theory to realistic, applied problems.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
          Numerical Computing with C and C++Mathematical SciencesMTH6150PSemester 26NoYes

          Numerical Computing with C and C++

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Charalampos Markakis

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Mathematical Sciences and selected students in the School of Economics and Finance 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: This module provides an introduction to programming using C and C++, with examples designed to show how computers can be used to solve practical problems in a wide range of different fields. In particular, we cover the procedural features of these languages, such as variables, arrays, loops, branching statements and functions, before moving on to consider object-oriented programming techniques (classes, objects, encapsulation and inheritance). Examples come from mathematics, the physical sciences, finance, and other fields.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
          Statistical Modelling IIMathematical SciencesMTH6134PSemester 16NoNo

          Statistical Modelling II

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Stephen Coad

          Description: This is the part of linear models often called analysis of variance. It concentrates on models whose explanatory variables are qualitative. These methods are used in almost all areas of business, economics, science and industry where qualitative and quantitative data are collected.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Statistical Modelling IIMathematical SciencesMTH6134Semester 16YesYes

          Statistical Modelling II

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Stephen Coad
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5120

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Mathematical Sciences and selected students in the School of Economics and Finance 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 will develop the general theory of linear models, building on theory taught in Statistical Modelling I. This module will introduce generalised linear models, which can be used for modelling data such as binary data and count data, where a normal distribution would not be appropriate. These developments dramatically extend the range of problems that can be studied. The methods will be implemented using R.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
          Communicating and Teaching Mathematics: the Undergraduate Ambassadors SchemeMathematical SciencesMTH6110Semester 26NoYes

          Communicating and Teaching Mathematics: the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Shabnam Beheshti
          Prerequisite: Student and SMS staff to contact lecturer

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Mathematical Sciences and selected students in the School of Economics and Finance 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 model a holistic approach to knowledge which draws on a range of appropriate disciplines.

          Description: This module allows undergraduates to gain valuable transferable skills whilst exploring the teaching profession first hand by working with a teacher in a local school. The key skills gained include communication and presentation of mathematics, team-working, active listening, time management and prioritisation. The module will be supported by regular classes and assessed by a combination of written reports and an oral presentation. Registration for this module requires validation; places will be limited and interviews to assess suitability will be held during Semester A.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
          Research and Design Team ProjectEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT7400Full year7NoNo

          Research and Design Team Project

          Credits: 60.0
          Contact: Mr Raza Shah

          Description: The aim of this module is to provide a group project in accordance with the accreditation requirements as set out by engineering institutions such as the I.Mech.E and the R.Ae.S The project tackles specified engineering problems and tasks of relevance to internal research groups and/or external industry.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Bayesian Statistical MethodsMathematical SciencesMTH6102Semester 16YesNo

          Bayesian Statistical Methods

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr James Griffin
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5120

          Description: This module aims to introduce you to the Bayesian paradigm. You will be shown some of the drawbacks with classical statistical methods and that the Bayesian paradigm provides a unified approach to problems of statistical inference and prediction. At the end you will be able to make Bayesian inferences in a variety of situations and know how to use suitable software. Bayesian methods are being increasingly used across many applications and it is important that you know about them.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Introduction to Differential GeometryMathematical SciencesMTH5113Semester 25NoNo

          Introduction to Differential Geometry

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Arick Shao
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA4122
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must ( take MTH4101 or take MTH4201 ) and ( take MTH4115 or take MTH4215 )

          Description: This module provides an introduction to the differential of curves and surfaces. The core of the module deals with developing the language and tools for studying, describing and quantifying the geometry of curved objects. Particular emphasis is placed on connecting geometric questions with ideas from Calculus and Linear Algebra, as well as on extending Calculus to curved settings. The module concludes by studying some landmark results in vector Calculus e.g. Lagrange multipliers, Green's theorem and Stokes' theorem.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Introduction to Machine LearningMathematical SciencesMTH6101Semester 26YesYes

          Introduction to Machine Learning

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5120

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Mathematical Sciences and selected students in the School of Economics and Finance 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.Students will be able to model a holistic approach to knowledge which draws on a range of appropriate disciplines.

          Description: Machine Learning is a rapidly growing field, at the boundary between Statistics and Computer Science. This course gives an understanding of the theoretical basis for machine learning and a set of concrete algorithms including decision tree learning and classification methods. Moreover, this course will introduce some classical statistical methods for high-dimensional data. The course also includes programming and use of algorithms on concrete data set.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
          Linear Algebra IMathematical SciencesMTH5112Semester 15NoNo

          Linear Algebra I

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ivan Tomasic
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH5212
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH4115 or take MTH4215

          Description: This is a rigorous first module in linear algebra. The ideas introduced in Geometry I for two- and three-dimensional space will be developed and extended in a more general setting with a view to applications in subsequent pure and applied mathematics, probability and statistics modules. There will be a strong geometric emphasis in the presentation of the material and the key concepts will be illustrated by examples from various branches of mathematics. The module contains a fair number of proofs.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Convergence and ContinuityMathematical SciencesMTH5104Semester 15NoNo

          Convergence and Continuity

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Mark Jerrum
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must ( take MTH4101 or take MTH4201 ) and ( take MTH4113 or take MTH4213 )

          Description: This module introduces some of the mathematical theory behind Calculus. It answers questions such as: What properties of the real numbers do we rely on in Calculus? What does it mean to say that a series converges to a limit? Are there kinds of function that are guaranteed to have a maximum value? The module is a first introduction, with many examples, to the beautiful and important branch of pure mathematics known as Analysis.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Differential and Integral AnalysisMathematical SciencesMTH5105Semester 25NoNo

          Differential and Integral Analysis

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Huy Nguyen
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5104

          Description: This module provides a rigorous basis for differential and integral calculus.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Vectors and MatricesMathematical SciencesMTH4115Semester 24NoNo

          Vectors and Matrices

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Oliver Jenkinson
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH4215
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must ( take MTH4100 or take MTH4200 ) and ( take MTH4107 or take MTH4207 )

          Description: Properties of two- and three-dimensional space turn up almost everywhere in mathematics. For example, vectors represent points in space, equations describe shapes in space and transformations move shapes around in spaces; a fruitful idea is to classify transformations by the points and shapes that they leave fixed. Most mathematicians like to be able to 'see' in special terms why something is true, rather than simply relying on formulas. This model ties together the most useful notions from geometry - which give the meaning of the formulas - with the algebra that gives the methods of calculation. It is an introductory module assuming nothing beyond the common core of A-level Mathematics or equivalent.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Computing and Data Analysis with ExcelMathematical SciencesMTH4114Semester 14NoNo

          Computing and Data Analysis with Excel

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Linus Wunderlich
          Prerequisite: Must have passed a-level maths or equivalent

          Description: This module introduces students to many of the key features of the Excel spreadsheet environment, with a focus on using it to solve real-world problems using numerical techniques. Most of the module will be 'hands on' in the computer laboratories, with a series of worksheets, assignments and problems to solve.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Numbers, Sets and FunctionsMathematical SciencesMTH4113Semester 14NoNo

          Numbers, Sets and Functions

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Robert Johnson
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH4213
          Prerequisite: Must have passed a-level maths or equivalent

          Description: The modules cover the fundamental building blocks of mathematics (sets, sequences, functions, relations and numbers). It introduces the main number systems (natural numbers, integers, rational, real and complex numbers), outlining their construction and main properties. They also introduce the concepts of definition, theorem, proof and counterexample.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
          Coding for LinguistsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6209PSemester 17NoNo

          Coding for Linguists

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Adib Mehrabi
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module provides students with an introduction to computer programming and computational modelling for applied linguistics. Students will learn how to write code in a widely used programming language (Python), and gain experience in using tools that are suited to solving a range of computational problems in linguistics using machine learning approaches. There will be a focus on developing practical skills. The module is suitable for final year BA students and MA students without any prior experience in computer programming or machine learning.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Environmental Properties of MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT7040Semester 17NoNo

          Environmental Properties of Materials

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Maria-Magdalena Titirici
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MAT507

          Description: Recycling - possibilities of recycling schemes for different types of materials like glasses, plastics and metals will be discussed.
          Environmental politics - such as the EU end of life vehicle directive will be discussed as well as other political drivers for creating a sustainable society.
          Ecodesign - the benefits of designing for recycling using a cradle to grave design methodology. Examining in detail designs for single material or reduced number of materials systems that can be easily disassembled.
          Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) - Detail of how the life cycle analysis is undertaken, including instruction in the use of appropriate life cycle analysis software.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          English Dialect SyntaxLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6208PSemester 17NoNo

          English Dialect Syntax

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

          Description: English dialects display many non-standard syntactic features which challenge many of the analyses that have been proposed for standard English. In this module you'll encounter these features, have a chance to build analyses for them, and to evaluate alternative analyses from the primary literature. You must have taken at least Explaining Grammatical Structures or have an equivalent level of expertise in syntax.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Developmental Disorders of Language and CognitionLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6205PSemester 17NoNo

          Developmental Disorders of Language and Cognition

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Kathleen Mccarthy
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module will explore current theoretical approaches and research in the area of developmental disorders of language and cognition. The following topics will be included: Theoretical and methodological issues in the study of developmental disorders; Specific Language Impairment; Dyslexia; Reading Comprehension Impairment; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Hearing Impairment; Assessment and Intervention for Developmental Disorders.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          English Dialect SyntaxLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6208Semester 16YesNo

          English Dialect Syntax

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr David Hall
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: LIN4208 and LIN037/LIN5213

          Description: English dialects display many non-standard syntactic features which challenge many of the analyses that have been proposed for standard English. In this module you'll encounter these features, have a chance to build analyses for them, and to evaluate alternative analyses from the primary literature. You must have taken at least Explaining Grammatical Structures or have an equivalent level of expertise in syntax.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Applied Linear AlgebraMathematical SciencesMTH5212Semester 15YesNo

          Applied Linear Algebra

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Ivan Tomasic
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH5112
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH4115 or take MTH4215

          Description: This module covers concepts in linear algebra and its applications. The ideas for two- and three-dimensional space covered by the appropriate first year module will be developed and extended in a more general setting with a view to applications in subsequent pure and applied mathematics, probability and statistics modules. There will be a strong geometric emphasis in the presentation of the material and the key concepts will be illustrated by examples from various branches of science and engineering.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 5
          Failure of SolidsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT501Semester 26NoNo

          Failure of Solids

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Yejiao Shi

          Description: The physics of fracture and fracture mechanics. Application of fracture mechanics to engineering applications. Influence of temperature on the mechanical properties of materials. High temperature deformation by dislocation movement and by diffusion. Practical aspects of creep deformation. Failure of materials under cyclic loading. Theories of fatigue. Practical aspects of fatigue in engineering materials.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Chemistry for MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT5002Semester 15YesNo

          Chemistry for Materials

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Caglar Becer

          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: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Materials Science 2: Processing and ApplicationsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT206Semester 24YesNo

          Materials Science 2: Processing and Applications

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Mike Reece
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MAT100

          Description: This module extends what was taught in MAT100 and now covers the properties, processing and applications of materials. In particular the processing and application of metals, polymers and ceramics. This includes their electrical, thermal, magnetic and optical properties.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Surfaces and Interfaces in MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT210Semester 15YesNo

          Surfaces and Interfaces in Materials

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Gleb Sukhorukov
          Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MAT211 or take MAT212

          Description: This module gives fundamentals in surface and interface science. It covers definition of surface and interfaces, surface free energy, different types of interfaces, adsorption, capiliarity, molecular basics of surface activity and its application to adhesion, wetting, emulsion and colloids. Main surface characterisation techniques are to be taught in the course. The module includes lab work where the students get some experience in preparation and characterisation of materials surfaces.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Mathematics for Materials ScientistsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT115Semester 24NoNo

          Mathematics for Materials Scientists

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Jose Castrejon Pita

          Description: This module provide students with knowledge of basic mathematical and computing techniques that are essential for Materials Science 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: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 4
          Meaning in the Real WorldLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7046Semester 17NoNo

          Meaning in the Real World

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Hazel Pearson
          Overlap: LIN6046
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: The study of linguistic meaning has many real-world applications. In the areas of law, healthcare, politics and other domains of public life, one must grapple with issues such as ambiguity, vagueness, and context-sensitivity. This module will investigate how analytical tools from formal semantics can be applied in order to highlight and address a diverse range of problems in these areas. We will apply the tools from Extensional Semantics to a set of real-world cases. Examples might include legal cases involving an ambiguity in the wording of a contract, the expression of pain in healthcare settings, and recent controversies over the use of racial slurs by politicians. By conducting your own investigation of a real-world case study that raises issues about the nature of linguistic meaning, you will learn about the ways in which linguistics can shed light on contemporary societal and political issues.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Introduction to Experimental LinguisticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7039Semester 27NoNo

          Introduction to Experimental Linguistics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Kathleen Mccarthy
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This module provides students with introductory training in theoretical and practical elements of experimental linguistics. The module will include hands-on training in statistics and hypothesis testing, experimental design, data collection (including training in ethical human subjects research protocols), and data analysis. The module will also engage students in considering strengths and limitations of various kinds of linguistics data, and how multiple sources of data and methods of data collection can be combined to enhance understanding. Students will develop their critical reading skills and gain practice in presenting primary source literature to their peers. The module is suitable for MA students without substantial prior background in Linguistics, or for those who want to branch out into a new sub-field.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Trends in Linguistic ResearchLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7027Semester 17NoNo

          Trends in Linguistic Research

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Jenny Cheshire
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: Each week, students in this module will read one paper by a member of staff (along with, optionally, a related text in that subfield) and prepare questions about the research described in those papers. The member of staff will attend that week's class meeting, and engage in discussion of their research goals, results and methods with students. Students will be expected to participate in developing further research questions and novel methodological solutions pertinent to the sub-discipline being focused on in a given week. Students will gain an appreciation for the full range of research topics and methods that staff are expert in, and have a unique opportunity to engage in high level, in-depth discussions of world renowned, cutting edge research with the researchers who have done this research. Students will write several short 500 word response papers and will develop one of these into a longer piece of work.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Multilingualism and BilingualismLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7034Semester 17NoNo

          Multilingualism and Bilingualism

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Qian Luo
          Overlap: LIN6034
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: This course will provide an introduction to the field of bilingualism and multilingualism from a linguistic, psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic perspective. Topics to be covered include the definition of bilingualism and multilingualism and types of language contact, code-switching, bilingual and multilingual education and policy, as well as language development in individuals who are proficient in more than one language, and the cognitive effects of speaking more than one language.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Developmental Disorders of Language and CognitionLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6205Semester 16YesYes

          Developmental Disorders of Language and Cognition

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Kathleen Mccarthy
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: LIN4208

          QMUL Model Available to: Selected students in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

          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.

          Description: This module will explore current theoretical approaches and research in the area of developmental disorders of language and cognition. The following topics will be included: Theoretical and methodological issues in the study of developmental disorders; Specific Language Impairment; Dyslexia; Reading Comprehension Impairment; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Hearing Impairment; Assessment and Intervention for Developmental Disorders.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          NetworkingSLF_456_S
          Renewable Energy MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT427Semester 27YesNo

          Renewable Energy Materials

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Joseph Briscoe

          Description: A module designed to develop the tools required to apply a fundamental understanding of the application of new energy and renewable energy systems to the problems faced by climate change and global energy security. Particular focus is on the application of materials for the development of novel and new energy recovery systems such as nanostructured surfaces for solar harvesting and ultra tough composites for wind turbines.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Complex SystemsMathematical SciencesMTH743PSemester 27NoNo

          Complex Systems

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Christian Beck

          Description: Complex systems can be defined as systems involving many coupled units whose collective behaviour is more than the sum of the behaviour of each unit. Examples of such systems include coupled dynamical systems, fluids, transport or biological networks, interacting particle systems, etc. The aim of this module is to introduce students with a number of mathematical tools and models used to study complex systems and to explain the mathematical meaning of key concepts of complexity science, such as self-similarity, emergence, and self-organisation. The exact topics covered will depend on the module organiser's expertise with a view to cover practical applications using analytical and numerical tools drawn from other applied modules.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Describing and Measuring ProsodyLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6200Semester 26YesNo

          Describing and Measuring Prosody

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Esther De Leeuw
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: Prosody can be viewed as "language glue" as the sounds, i.e. segments, and constituents of language can be seen to be "glued" together by prosody. In this module, students will be introduced to the different ways in which components of language are "glued" together through learning how to describe and measure tempo, tone, stress, intonation, and rhythm. In doing so, students will build on their previously acquired knowledge of frequency, duration and intensity in segmental elements of the acoustic signal. Much of the module will involve lab work and students will be given the opportunity to work both with guidance and independently on assignments related to current questions in research on prosody, such as (1) Does speech tempo encode sociolinguistic variation? (2) Why do some languages have tones and others don't? (3) Why is stress placement crucial in second language acquisition? (4) How does intonation disambiguate syntactic ambiguity? (5) What role does rhythm play in the process of first language acquisition? In doing so, a range of languages (including but not limited to English) will be examined more closely. For the final assignment students will develop a research project related to prosody. This module builds on the second year module Acoustic Analysis of Speech LINtbc

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Unfamiliar LanguagesLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6016Semester 26NoNo

          Unfamiliar Languages

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Daniel Harbour
          Overlap: LIN312, LIN7016
          Prerequisite: LIN4203/LIN4210 or LIN037/LIN5213

          Description: Students will work in elicitation sessions with a native speaker of an unfamiliar language, i.e., one not commonly studied in linguistic theory. The language is decided on a year-by-year basis and can come from any part of the world. Previous years have studied Biak, Georgian and Hawaiian. The purpose of the module is to apply knowledge of the parameters of linguistic variation acquired in previous linguistics modules to form and test hypotheses about the grammatical structure of an unknown language. Assessment will emphasize the method of discovery (including elicitation, data organization, and hypothesis formation and testing) as well as the discoveries themselves.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Unfamiliar LanguagesLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6016PSemester 27NoNo

          Unfamiliar Languages

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Daniel Harbour
          Overlap: LIN312, LIN7016
          Prerequisite: None

          Description: Students will work in elicitation sessions with a native speaker of an unfamiliar language, i.e., one not commonly studied in linguistic theory. The language is decided on a year-by-year basis and can come from any part of the world. Previous years have studied Biak, Georgian and Hawaiian. The purpose of the module is to apply knowledge of the parameters of linguistic variation acquired in previous linguistics modules to form and test hypotheses about the grammatical structure of an unknown language. Assessment will emphasize the method of discovery (including elicitation, data organization, and hypothesis formation and testing) as well as the discoveries themselves.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Introduction to SemanticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5217Semester 15YesNo

          Introduction to Semantics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Samuel Steddy
          Overlap: LIN5209
          Prerequisite: LIN4208

          Description: When you say a sentence, that sentence evokes a new thought in the mind of the person you are talking to. This is because words of human languages have meanings, and the ways that those words combine also has an effect on meaning. This module looks at the different aspects of meaning that contribute to the process of understanding sentences that underlies all communication.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Phonology II: Explaining Phonological StructuresLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5214Semester 25YesNo

          Phonology II: Explaining Phonological Structures

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Adam Chong
          Overlap: LIN5208
          Prerequisite: LIN4208 and LIN4203/LIN4210

          Description: This module will build on the skills of phonological analysis, focusing on the learning of constraint-based models of phonology (i.e. Optimality Theory). Students will continue to "learn-by-doing", working on extracting patterns from linguistic data. This will be a further study in phonological theory and analysis, introducing students to autosegmental theory, syllable structure, metrical theory, the interface of phonology and other components of the grammar, as well as experimental approaches to theoretical phonology. A focus of this module will be on theory comparison, comparing rule-based vs. constraint approaches.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Syntax II: Explaining Grammatical StructuresLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5213Semester 15YesNo

          Syntax II: Explaining Grammatical Structures

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr David Hall
          Overlap: LIN037
          Prerequisite: LIN4208 and /LIN4209

          Description: Human languages are not just random sounds with associated meanings strung out one after the other in a kind of Tarzan-speak. Rather they involve complicated interactions between words which constrain order, inflectional markings, long-distance relationships between words and phrases, and a host of other phenomena. In this module we will develop an approach which will help explain how these phenomena work. The theory we will build explores ideas which come from recent work in Chomsky's Minimalist Program. Reading: Adger D, (2003) Core Syntax: a Minimalist Approach (Oxford University Press). This module is a pre-requisite for LIN039 Syntactic Theory, and for LIN312 Unfamiliar Languages.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 33.33% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 33.33% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 33.33% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          In a WordLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5212Semester 25YesNo

          In a Word

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Hagit Borer
          Overlap: None
          Prerequisite: LIN4208

          Description: Words are the most natural, accessible units of our language, but when we attempt to make more explicit our knowledge and use of words, we are faced with many important questions. For instance, the average adult knows approximately 50,000 words but how is it possible for to learn so many words in a relatively short period of time? How do we extract words, with their specific meaning, from the acoustic jumble of speech? How do we know when 'strike' is a noun and when it is a verb? How do we know that 'transformationalize' is probably a word in English, even if we don't know what it means, but that 'transformize' is not? And how do young children learn all this? Based primarily on English, we will learn to assign structure to words; we will look at how their meaning interacts with context; and finally, at how children acquire words.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 5
          Storing, Manipulating and Visualising DataMathematical SciencesMTH765PSemester 27NoNo

          Storing, Manipulating and Visualising Data

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: The ability to store, manipulate and display data in appropriate ways is of great importance to data scientists. This module will introduce you to many of the most widely-used techniques in the field. The emphasis of this module is primarily on the interactive use of various IT tools, rather than on programming as such, although in a number of cases you will learn how to develop short programs (scripts) to automate various tasks.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Continuous-time Models in FinanceMathematical SciencesMTH762USemester 27NoNo

          Continuous-time Models in Finance

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Michael Phillips
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH771U

          Description: This module explains how we can price financial derivatives in a consistent manner, in the realistic case where the price of the underlying asset changes continuously in time. To do this, we first introduce the key ideas of stochastic calculus in a mathematically rigorous, but still accessible, way. Then, using the Black-Scholes model, we show how we can price a wide range of derivatives, using both the PDE approach and the alternative martingale approach. Finally we look at several more recent models that attempt to rectify some of the known deficiencies of the Black-Scholes model.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Storing, Manipulating and Visualising DataMathematical SciencesMTH765PSemester 17NoNo

          Storing, Manipulating and Visualising Data

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact:

          Description: The ability to store, manipulate and display data in appropriate ways is of great importance to data scientists. This module will introduce you to many of the most widely-used techniques in the field. The emphasis of this module is primarily on the interactive use of various IT tools, rather than on programming as such, although in a number of cases you will learn how to develop short programs (scripts) to automate various tasks.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Financial Instruments and MarketsMathematical SciencesMTH761USemester 17NoNo

          Financial Instruments and Markets

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Michael Phillips

          Description: This module first introduces you to various types of financial instruments, such as bonds and equities, and the markets in which they are traded. We then explain in detail what financial derivatives are, and how they can be used for hedging and speculation. We also look at how investors can construct optimal portfolios of assets by balancing risk and return in an appropriate way. This module will give you the practical knowledge that is essential for a career in investment banking or financial markets.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Continuous-time Models in FinanceMathematical SciencesMTH762PSemester 27NoNo

          Continuous-time Models in Finance

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Michael Phillips
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH771P

          Description: This module explains how we can price financial derivatives in a consistent manner, in the realistic case where the price of the underlying asset changes continuously in time. To do this, we first introduce the key ideas of stochastic calculus in a mathematically rigorous, but still accessible, way. Then, using the Black-Scholes model, we show how we can price a wide range of derivatives, using both the PDE approach and the alternative martingale approach. Finally we look at several more recent models that attempt to rectify some of the known deficiencies of the Black-Scholes model.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Financial Instruments and MarketsMathematical SciencesMTH761PSemester 17NoNo

          Financial Instruments and Markets

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Michael Phillips

          Description: This module first introduces you to various types of financial instruments, such as bonds and equities, and the markets in which they are traded. We then explain in detail what financial derivatives are, and how they can be used for hedging and speculation. We also look at how investors can construct optimal portfolios of assets by balancing risk and return in an appropriate way. This module will give you the practical knowledge that is essential for a career in investment banking or financial markets.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 95.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 7
          Coding TheoryMathematical SciencesMTH6108PSemester 26NoNo

          Coding Theory

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Shu Sasaki

          Description: The theory of error-correcting codes uses concepts from algebra, number theory and probability to ensure accurate transmission of information through noisy communication links. Basic concepts of coding theory. Decoding and encoding. Finite fields and linear codes. Hamming codes. Parity checks. Preliminary algebra on vector spaces and finite fields will be included in the module.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Topics in Scientific ComputingMathematical SciencesMTH739USemester 17NoNo

          Topics in Scientific Computing

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Charalampos Markakis
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take at least 1 and no more than 99 modules from level 6 matching mth

          Description: This module focuses on the use of computers for solving applied mathematical problems. Its aim is to provide students with proper computational tools to solve problems they are likely to encounter while doing their MSc or MSci, and to provide them with a sound understanding of a programming language used in applied sciences. The topics covered will depend on the module organiser's expertise, with a view to emphasize applications rather than theory.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 7
          Coding TheoryMathematical SciencesMTH6108Semester 26YesYes

          Coding Theory

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Shu Sasaki
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5112 or take MTH5212

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Mathematical Sciences and selected students in the School of Economics and Finance 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 theory of error-correcting codes uses concepts from algebra, number theory and probability to ensure accurate transmission of information through noisy communication links. Basic concepts of coding theory. Decoding and encoding. Finite fields and linear codes. Hamming codes. Parity checks. Preliminary algebra on vector spaces and finite fields will be included in the module.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
          Computational Statistics with RMathematical SciencesMTH6991Semester 26NoNo

          Computational Statistics with R

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr James Griffin
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5120

          Description: This module introduces modern methods of statistical inference for small samples, which use computational methods of analysis, rather than asymptotic theory. Some of these methods such as permutation tests and bootstrapping, are now used regularly in modern business, finance and science. The techniques covered in the module are implemented with the statistics package R.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
          Level: 6
          Topics in Probability and Stochastic ProcessesMathematical SciencesMTH6934Semester 16NoNo

          Topics in Probability and Stochastic Processes

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Olga Iziumtseva
          Corequisite: Before or while taking this module you must take MTH6141

          Description: This module aims to present some advanced probabilistic concepts and demonstrate their application to stochastic modelling of real-world situations. The topics covered vary from year to year but may include, for example, limit theorems, renewal theory, and continuous-time Markov processes. In addition to exposure to proofs and theoretical material, students develop practical skills through a large number of problems and worked examples.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Survival ModelsMathematical SciencesMTH6157PSemester 16NoNo

          Survival Models

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mr Christopher Sutton

          Description: The lengths of peoples lives is of crucial importance in the Insurance and Pensions industry so models for survival must be studied by trainee Actuaries. This module considers a number of approaches to modelling data for survival and mortality. These include parametric and non-parametric statistical approaches and methods developed by actuaries using age-specific death rates. Tests of the consistency of crude estimates with a standard table using a number of non-parametric methods is also studied.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Numerical Computing with C and C++Mathematical SciencesMTH6150Semester 26NoYes

          Numerical Computing with C and C++

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Charalampos Markakis
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5001

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Mathematical Sciences and selected students in the School of Economics and Finance 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: This module provides an introduction to programming using C and C++, with examples designed to show how computers can be used to solve practical problems in a wide range of different fields. In particular, we cover the procedural features of these languages, such as variables, arrays, loops, branching statements and functions, before moving on to consider object-oriented programming techniques (classes, objects, encapsulation and inheritance). Examples come from mathematics, the physical sciences, finance, and other fields.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
          Complex NetworksMathematical SciencesMTH6142PSemester 26NoNo

          Complex Networks

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Ginestra Bianconi

          Description: This module provides an introduction to the basic concepts and results of complex network theory. It covers methods for analyzing the structure of a network, and for modeling it. It also discusses applications to real systems, such as the Internet, social networks and the nervous system of the C. elegans.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Witches, Demons and Magic in Late Medieval and Early Modern EuropeHistoryHST6215Semester 26YesYes

          Witches, Demons and Magic in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Prof Merle Rubin

          QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of History at Level 5 and 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 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: The central theme of this module is the 'supernatural' in the early modern world. The module will explore beliefs in witches, demons and magic, and phenomena such as angels, ghosts, dreams and miracles using case studies from a range of European countries across the period 1450 - 1750. It will investigate the interplay between popular and elite ideas about witchcraft and magic and how these changed over the course of the period. Topics will include: witchcraft, sabbats, the diabolic pact and black magic; witch trials, torture and execution; demonic possession and exorcism; angels, ghosts and fairies; and monsters and miracles. Students will be given the opportunity to discuss a range of textual and visual primary sources including woodcuts, witchcraft trials, popular pamphlets and official treatises (all in translation). Students will model a holistic approach to the study of the 'supernatural' in the early modern world, and reflect on the meanings that witchcraft and the supernatural continue to hold in the modern world.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
          • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
          Level: 6
          Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesHST_56_A
          Science of BiocompatibilityEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT6312Semester 26YesNo

          Science of Biocompatibility

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Dr Karin Hing

          Description: This module will provide a comprehensive understanding of the concepts related to biocompatibility. It will cover topics including proteins and protein adsorption, cells and tissue interactions (attachment, fluid shear and mechanotransduction), biomaterial blood and cell interactions, Inflammation, wound healing and foreign body response and Toxicity, hypersensitivity and infection.
          The In vitro testing of biomaterials will be considered with respect to
          - chemical exchange and degradation
          - cell response (proliferation vs differentiation)
          - evaluation of material compatibility
          - evaluation of device functionality (biomechanics, remodelling/adaptation)
          Matters related to clinical trials and regulatory approval will be considered including clean manufacturing, microbiology, packaging and sterility assurance.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
          Level: 6
          Materials Industrial ExperienceEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT616Full year6NoNo

          Materials 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
          SMS Placement TutorialMathematical SciencesMTH5200AFull year5NoNo

          SMS Placement Tutorial

          Credits: 0.0
          Contact: Mrs Gaik Ng

          Description: This module is designed to prepare students to identify and apply for placement as part of their third year of study. It will also support them in being equipped to get maximum benefit from their time out on placement and how to complete the various assessments and reports required.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 100.00% Final Mark
          Level: 5
          Mathematical and Actuarial Work ExperienceMathematical SciencesMTH5200Full year5NoNo

          Mathematical and Actuarial Work Experience

          Credits: 120.0
          Contact: To Be Confirmed

          Description: The Work Experience (or Professional Placement) year consists of one year spent working with an employer in a mathematical, actuarial or related role. The year is undertaken between the second and fourth years of your degree programme. The module is assessed, and will contribute towards your final degree title. Assessment will be through a combination of a learning journal, a learning objectives task with employer input and feedback, a report and a short presentation.

          Assessment:

          • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
          • Item 4: 10.00% Practical
          Level: 5
          Actuarial StatisticsMathematical SciencesMTH5131Semester 25NoYes

          Actuarial Statistics

          Credits: 15.0
          Contact: Mrs Gaik Ng
          Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5129
          Corequisite: Before or while taking this module you must take MTH5120

          QMUL Model themes supported:

            QMUL Model learning outcomes:

              Description: This module builds on the statistical theory of the Level 5 modules Probability and Statistics II and Statistical Modelling I. It begins with estimation of population parameters and a study of exploratory data analysis, in particular measures of correlation. It then introduces concepts from Bayesian Statistics and uses them to calculate Bayesian estimators. Finally, we study topics on generalised linear models (GLMs), including that of fitting a GLM to a dataset and interpreting its output.

              Assessment:

              • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
              • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
              Level: 5
              Probability and Statistics IIMathematical SciencesMTH5129Semester 15NoNo

              Probability and Statistics II

              Credits: 15.0
              Contact: Dr Neofytos Rodosthenous
              Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must ( take MTH4101 or take MTH4201 or take ECN115 ) and ( take MTH4216 or take MTH4116 )

              Description: This module further develops the ideas introduced in the first year probability and statistics modules. It begins by covering some of the essential theoretical notions required, such as covariance, correlation and independence of random variables. It then describes different types of statistical tests and addresses the questions of how to use them and when to use them. This material is essential for applications of statistics in psychology, the life or physical sciences, business or economics.

              Assessment:

              • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
              • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
              Level: 5
              Number TheoryMathematical SciencesMTH5130Semester 15YesNo

              Number Theory

              Credits: 15.0
              Contact: Dr Stephen Lester
              Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH4104

              Description: This module considers fundamental problems in number theory, related to the distribution of prime numbers and integer solutions to Diophantine equations. Students will learn the core concepts in number theory such as the existence of primitive roots modulo a prime, quadratic reciprocity and solving Pell's equation. Additionally, students will learn how to develop and implement algorithms to efficiently solve computational questions which arise in number theory.

              Assessment:

              • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
              • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
              Level: 5
              Complex VariablesMathematical SciencesMTH5103Semester 25NoNo

              Complex Variables

              Credits: 15.0
              Contact: Dr Mira Shamis
              Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH4101 or take MTH4201

              Description: The integral and differential properties of functions of a complex variable. Complex differentiation, Cauchy-Riemann equations, harmonic functions. Sequences and series, Taylor and Laurent series, singularities and residues. Complex integration, Cauchy's theorem and consequences, Cauchy's integral formula and related theorems. The residue theorem and applications to evaluation of integrals and summation of series. Conformal transformations.

              Assessment:

              • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
              • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
              • Item 3: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
              Level: 5
              Introduction to Computer ProgrammingMathematical SciencesMTH5001Semester 25NoYes

              Introduction to Computer Programming

              Credits: 15.0
              Contact: Dr Tomasz Popiel
              Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must ( take MTH4116 or take MTH4216 ) and ( take MTH4101 or take MTH4201 or take ECN115 ) and ( take MTH5212 or take MTH5112 )

              QMUL Model themes supported:

                QMUL Model learning outcomes:

                  Description: This module develops computer programming skills that are fundamental to applying theoretical results from Mathematics and Statistics in business and industry. Students will learn to write programs in a widely used programming language to solve problems coming from real world situations using theoretical results from the mathematics and statistics modules they took previously. These computational skills are applicable to any role that requires quantitative analysis and evidence-based decision making.

                  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
                  Time Series Analysis for BusinessMathematical SciencesMTH783PSemester 27NoNo

                  Time Series Analysis for Business

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Silvia Liverani
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH6139P

                  Description: This module will present the basic techniques of Time Series analysis.
                  These will allow the student to better understand how to use historical business data series.
                  The student will learn how to extract any trend and cyclic component of a data series, calculate the autocorrelation, learn about autoregressive and moving average models, and cointegration.
                  The module will develop the notions around realistic business examples and solutions will be provided either in SAS or in Excel/VBA.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  The American Century: The History of the United States, 1945-2000HistoryHST5350BSemester 25YesNo

                  The American Century: The History of the United States, 1945-2000

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Mark White

                  Description: This module examines the major developments in United States history in the twentieth century. The general issues to be explored will include the cycles of conservatism and liberalism in America on the domestic front, and on the world stage, the rise of the United States to superpower status. Specific topics to be covered include World Wars I and II, the Jazz Age, the New Deal, civil rights and Vietnam. The roles played by key individuals, such as Theodore Roosevelt, Martin Luther King and Bill Clinton, will also be evaluated. On this module, students will develop an ability to analyse both broad historical themes as well as specific episodes and issues. The use of documents throughout the module, particularly in the second-semester Detailed Study on the Cuban missile crisis, constitutes preparation for the more concentrated use of primary sources in students' final year, in the Special Subject and Dissertation. This module enhances students' international awareness by fostering their knowledge of and interest in American political history, and developing their understanding of the global impact of American politics and America's changing relationship with the rest of the world throughout the twentieth century.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  The American Century: The History of the United States, 1900-1945HistoryHST5350ASemester 15YesNo

                  The American Century: The History of the United States, 1900-1945

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Mark White

                  Description: This module examines the major developments in United States history in the twentieth century. The general issues to be explored will include the cycles of conservatism and liberalism in America on the domestic front, and on the world stage, the rise of the United States to superpower status. Specific topics to be covered include World Wars I and II, the Jazz Age, the New Deal, civil rights and Vietnam. The roles played by key individuals, such as Theodore Roosevelt, Martin Luther King and Bill Clinton, will also be evaluated. On this module, students will develop an ability to analyse both broad historical themes as well as specific episodes and issues. The use of documents throughout the module, particularly in the second-semester Detailed Study on the Cuban missile crisis, constitutes preparation for the more concentrated use of primary sources in students' final year, in the Special Subject and Dissertation. This module enhances students' international awareness by fostering their knowledge of and interest in American political history, and developing their understanding of the global impact of American politics and America's changing relationship with the rest of the world throughout the twentieth century.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  Language and Health CommunicationLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6204PSemester 27NoNo

                  Language and Health Communication

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Nelya Koteyko
                  Overlap: None
                  Prerequisite: None

                  Description: Health communication is becoming increasingly important in a world faced with new health challenges from obesity to Ebola, anxiety to diabetes. This module considers the role of language in our experience of and beliefs about health and illness. Students will learn how health communication differs among various communities, both monolingual and multilingual, from the grassroots level, such as in families, to broader groups, for example, between health professionals and patients. It also considers the effects of social diversity, such as the age, gender and ethnicity of patients and healthcare professionals. Students will become proficient in analysing a range of relevant uses of language, including narratives about health and illness, the representation of health and illness in the media, computer-mediated communication about illness, and public health information, persuasion and campaigns.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
                  • Item 2: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Language and Health CommunicationLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6204Semester 26YesYes

                  Language and Health Communication

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Nelya Koteyko
                  Overlap: None
                  Prerequisite: None

                  QMUL Model Available to: Selected students in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film and SMD

                  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.

                  Description: Health communication is becoming increasingly important in a world faced with new health challenges from obesity to Ebola, anxiety to diabetes. This module considers the role of language in our experience of and beliefs about health and illness. Students will learn how health communication differs among various communities, both monolingual and multilingual, from the grassroots level, such as in families, to broader groups, for example, between health professionals and patients. It also considers the effects of social diversity, such as the age, gender and ethnicity of patients and healthcare professionals. Students will become proficient in analysing a range of relevant uses of language, including narratives about health and illness, the representation of health and illness in the media, computer-mediated communication about illness, and public health information, persuasion and campaigns.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
                  • Item 2: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  NetworkingSLF_SMD_456_S
                  Clinical Solutions in Biomedical Engineering and MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT4004Semester 24YesNo

                  Clinical Solutions in Biomedical Engineering and Materials

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Himadri Gupta

                  Description: The module is to provide a platform for the students in various disciplines of Medical Engineering, Medical Materials and Dental Materials to give them an insight to those disciplines at a fundamental level. The topics covered include the use of materials in the body, the design of implants and their performance, and the analysis of solutions. The students will be expected to carry out group presentations, a PBL exercise and perform in-class short tests.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Student Centred Learning 1Engineering and Materials ScienceMAT106Full year4NoNo

                  Student Centred Learning 1

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof James Busfield

                  Description: SCL aims to develop in the students an awareness of all aspects of the subject and professional life throughout the first two years of the degree programmes offered in materials science. Cognitive and transferable skills are developed in an integrated series of seminars, practical exercises, industrial visits and problem based learning case studies. All of the exercises draw on subject matter being taught within core module units in the relevant semester.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
                  Clinical Problems in Biomedical Engineering and MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT4003Semester 14YesNo

                  Clinical Problems in Biomedical Engineering and Materials

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Martin Knight

                  Description: The module is to provide a platform for the students in various disciplines of Medical Engineering, Medical Materials and Dental Materials to give them an insight to the range of disciplines at a fundamental level. These topics include understanding the range of clinical problems and the anatomy/structure and physiology/function of biological systems . The students will be expected to carry out group presentations assessed by SEMS academic staff, a PBL exercise and In-class short tests.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Materials Selection and Mechanical ModellingEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT102Semester 24NoNo

                  Materials Selection and Mechanical Modelling

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Emiliano Bilotti
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take DEN4102

                  Description: This module introduces principal modelling techniques in solid mechanics and serves as a macro-mechanical complement to the courses Materials Science 1: Properties of Matter (MAT 100) and Functional Materials (MAT203) focusing on micromechanical aspects of materials science. Fundamental concepts (e.g. Newton's laws, force/movement, stress/strain, energy/work, statics/dynamics, friction/creep/fatigue etc.) will be studied to derive mechanical models for the description of the behaviour of materials. Corresponding applications for real-life design tasks are finally discussed to get insight into basic mechanics-based material selection criteria.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Directed Study in LinguisticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7212Semester 27NoNo

                  Directed Study in Linguistics

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

                  Description: This module provides an opportunity for students to undertake a course of independent study in a sub-field of Linguistics, tailored to their own interests and needs. You will work closely with a member of staff to design a programme of inquiry into an area of interest, enabling you to delve deeper into your chosen topic. The module is intended to serve as a springboard into higher-level research, by providing specialist training in your chosen area, with close supervision from a member of staff with substantial relevant expertise.

                  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: 7
                  Materials Science I (Properties of Matter)Engineering and Materials ScienceMAT100Semester 14YesNo

                  Materials Science I (Properties of Matter)

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Steffi Krause

                  Description: Introduction of Atomic structure and inter-atomic bonding; structure of crystalline solids; imperfections in solids; diffusion; mechanical properties of metals; dislocations and strengthening mechanisms; failure; phase diagrams; phase transformations in metals; development of microstructure and alteration of mechanical properties.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Topics in Scientific ComputingMathematical SciencesMTH739PSemester 17NoNo

                  Topics in Scientific Computing

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Charalampos Markakis

                  Description: This module focuses on the use of computers for solving applied mathematical problems. Its aim is to provide students with proper computational tools to solve problems they are likely to encounter while doing their MSc or MSci, and to provide them with a sound understanding of a programming language used in applied sciences. The topics covered will depend on the module organiser's expertise, with a view to emphasize applications rather than theory.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Topics in Probability and Stochastic ProcessesMathematical SciencesMTH734USemester 17NoNo

                  Topics in Probability and Stochastic Processes

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Olga Iziumtseva
                  Corequisite: Before or while taking this module you must take MTH6141

                  Description: Topics will be chosen from the following list: (i) Borel-Cantelli lemma, Kolmogorov's inequalities, strong law of large numbers; (ii) Weak convergence of distributions. The Central Limit Theorem; (iii) Recurrent events and renewal theory; (iv) Further topics in random walks; (v) General theory of Markov chains. Classification of states and ergodic properties; (vi) Continuous time Markov Processes. Please see the module organiser before registering.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Engineering Design MethodsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT4002Semester 24NoNo

                  Engineering Design Methods

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Yousef Zawahreh

                  Description: This module provides an introduction to some tools used in engineering design, including the use of engineering drawing, the use of CAD in design and the module will include elements of reverse engineering. It also includes a detailed examination of the functional properties of different materials classes that are relevant to aerospace, mechanical and medical engineering.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
                  Meaning in the Real WorldLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6046PSemester 17NoNo

                  Meaning in the Real World

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Mr Samuel Steddy
                  Overlap: LIN7046
                  Prerequisite: None

                  Description: The study of linguistic meaning has many real-world applications. In the areas of law, healthcare, politics and other domains of public life, one must grapple with issues such as ambiguity, vagueness, and context-sensitivity. This module will investigate how analytical tools from formal semantics can be applied in order to highlight and address a diverse range of problems in these areas. We will apply the tools from the Level 5 module Aspects of Meaning to a set of real-world cases. Examples might include legal cases involving an ambiguity in the wording of a contract, the expression of pain in healthcare settings, and recent controversies over the use of racial slurs by politicians. By conducting your own investigation of a real-world case study that raises issues about the nature of linguistic meaning, you will learn about the ways in which linguistics can shed light on contemporary societal and political issues.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Mathematical Finance DissertationMathematical SciencesMTH775PFull year7NoNo

                  Mathematical Finance Dissertation

                  Credits: 60.0
                  Contact: Dr Sebastian Del Bano Rollin

                  Description: Each MSc Mathematical Finance student is required to complete a 60 credit project dissertation. A student must find a potential supervisor and fill out an MSc Mathematical Finance Project Approval Form by the end of Semester B. The supervisor and project must be approved by the MSc Mathematical Finance Programme Director, and the process for this, which may involve an interview with the student, takes place as approval forms are submitted. A typical MSc project dissertation consists of about 30 word-processed pages, securely bound, covering a specific research-level topic in financial mathematics or economics, usually requiring the student to understand, explain and elaborate on results from one or more journal articles. An MSc project may also involve computation. An MSc project should help prepare a good student for PhD research and even allow an excellent student the possibility of doing some research.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 7
                  Meaning in the Real WorldLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6046Semester 16YesNo

                  Meaning in the Real World

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Mr Samuel Steddy
                  Overlap: LIN7046
                  Prerequisite: LIN5209/LIN5217

                  Description: The study of linguistic meaning has many real-world applications. In the areas of law, healthcare, politics and other domains of public life, one must grapple with issues such as ambiguity, vagueness, and context-sensitivity. This module will investigate how analytical tools from formal semantics can be applied in order to highlight and address a diverse range of problems in these areas. We will apply the tools from the Level 5 module Aspects of Meaning to a set of real-world cases. Examples might include legal cases involving an ambiguity in the wording of a contract, the expression of pain in healthcare settings, and recent controversies over the use of racial slurs by politicians. By conducting your own investigation of a real-world case study that raises issues about the nature of linguistic meaning, you will learn about the ways in which linguistics can shed light on contemporary societal and political issues.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Advanced Computing in FinanceMathematical SciencesMTH773USemester 27NoNo

                  Advanced Computing in Finance

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Michael Phillips

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Practical
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Practical
                  Level: 7
                  The Pursuit of Happiness? The Creation of American Capitalism, 1763-1914HistoryHST6739Full year6NoNo

                  The Pursuit of Happiness? The Creation of American Capitalism, 1763-1914

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Joanna Cohen
                  Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take HST6700

                  Description: America in the nineteenth century was the quintessential boom and bust nation. From the cotton fields of Mississippi to the factories and workshops of New York and New England, old certainties dissolved as a new economy took shape. How did Americans make sense of this emerging capitalist society? What did they do to create it? How did they live with its consequences? This module goes beyond economics to explore the culture of American capitalism in its transformative years. This module MUST be taken in conjunction with HST6700 History Research Dissertation.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Making Thatcher's Britain: The Thatcher Revolution, 1975-1997HistoryHST6738Full year6NoYes

                  Making Thatcher's Britain: The Thatcher Revolution, 1975-1997

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Mr Colm Murphy
                  Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take HST6700

                  QMUL Model Available to: Selected students in the School of History

                  QMUL Model themes supported:

                  • Networking
                  • 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 subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.

                  Description: Almost a quarter of a century since her resignation, Margaret Thatcher remains one of the most controversial figures in modern British history. This module challenges the myths of both Right and Left, setting the Thatcher governments in their social, political and cultural context. Drawing on newly released archives from both Britain and America, and on an array of literary, cultural and televisual sources, it assesses Thatcher not just as a politician but as a figure in popular culture. Students will explore the multiple 'crises' of the era - from the `Winter of Discontent' and the miners¿ strike to the Cold War, the Apartheid struggle and the AIDs pandemic. They will assess the relationship between Thatcher and Reagan, the rise of `Euroscepticism¿ and the struggle with the IRA in Northern Ireland, alongside great campaigning movements such as the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, 'Red Wedge' and `Live Aid¿. Students will consider Margaret Thatcher's political and cultural reputation from British and international perspectives, and reflect on the global impact of Thatcherism, from the 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland to German reunification, and from the referendum on British membership of the European Community in 1975 to the 'special relationship' with America. The module analyses the contested meanings of `Thatcherism¿ and its influence on New Labour. It concludes by assessing whether there was a `Thatcher revolution¿ at all, and why the period remains so central to contemporary political debate. This module MUST be taken in conjunction with HST6700 History Research Dissertation.

                  This module is open to students on all single and joint honours history degrees with the
                  exception of V130 Medieval History.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 37.50% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 37.50% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Networking,International perspectivesHST_456_S
                  Chaos and FractalsMathematical SciencesMTH6107Semester 16YesNo

                  Chaos and Fractals

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Alexander Clark
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must ( take MTH4101 or take MTH4201 ) and ( take MTH4115 or take MTH4215 )

                  Description: The main aims are twofold: to illustrate (rigorously) how simple deterministic dynamical systems are capable of extremely complicated or chaotic behaviour; to make contact with real systems by considering a number of physically motivated examples and defining some of the tools employed to study chaotic systems in practice. Discrete and continuous dynamical systems, repellers and attractors, Cantor sets, symbolic dynamics, topological conjugacy for maps, definition of chaos. Fractals, iterated function systems, Julia sets.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Chaos and FractalsMathematical SciencesMTH6107PSemester 16NoNo

                  Chaos and Fractals

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Alexander Clark

                  Description: The main aims are twofold: to illustrate (rigorously) how simple deterministic dynamical systems are capable of extremely complicated or chaotic behaviour; to make contact with real systems by considering a number of physically motivated examples and defining some of the tools employed to study chaotic systems in practice. Discrete and continuous dynamical systems, repellers and attractors, Cantor sets, symbolic dynamics, topological conjugacy for maps, definition of chaos. Fractals, iterated function systems, Julia sets.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Group TheoryMathematical SciencesMTH6106PSemester 16NoNo

                  Group Theory

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Matthew Fayers

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Survival ModelsMathematical SciencesMTH6157Semester 16NoNo

                  Survival Models

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Mr Christopher Sutton
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5125 and take MTH5129

                  Description: The lengths of peoples lives is of crucial importance in the Insurance and Pensions industry so models for survival must be studied by trainee Actuaries. This module considers a number of approaches to modelling data for survival and mortality. These include parametric and non-parametric statistical approaches and methods developed by actuaries using age-specific death rates. Tests of the consistency of crude estimates with a standard table using a number of non-parametric methods is also studied.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Financial Mathematics IIMathematical SciencesMTH6155PSemester 26NoNo

                  Financial Mathematics II

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Ilya Goldsheid

                  Description: This module covers advanced ideas in financial mathematics, building on the foundational material in FM1.
                  We revisit the discrete-time binomial model, introducing some more formal concepts such as conditional
                  expectations that allow us to express our earlier results in a more elegant form. Then we look at continuoustime
                  models, and use the tools of stochastic calculus to derive the Black-Scholes equation which we then
                  solve explicitly for the prices of European call and put options. We also consider some more advanced
                  applications, such as models for stock prices involving jumps and stochastic volatility, as well as interest
                  rate models and credit risk models.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Financial Mathematics IIMathematical SciencesMTH6155Semester 26NoNo

                  Financial Mathematics II

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Ilya Goldsheid
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH6112
                  Prerequisite: Before or while taking this module you must take MTH6141 and take MTH6154

                  Description: This module covers advanced ideas in financial mathematics, building on the foundational material in FM1. We revisit the discrete-time binomial model, introducing some more formal concepts such as conditional expectations that allow us to express our earlier results in a more elegant form. Then we look at continuoustime models, and use the tools of stochastic calculus to derive the Black-Scholes equation which we then solve explicitly for the prices of European call and put options. We also consider some more advanced applications, such as models for stock prices involving jumps and stochastic volatility, as well as interest rate models and credit risk models.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Random ProcessesMathematical SciencesMTH6141PSemester 16NoNo

                  Random Processes

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contacts - Dept Of Maths

                  Description: This is an advanced module in probability, introducing various probability models used in physical and life sciences and economics. It serves as an introduction to stochastic modelling and stochastic processes. It covers discrete time processes including Markov chains and random walks, and continuous time processes such as Poisson processes, birth-death processes and queuing systems. It builds on previous probability modules but needs no background in statistics; some experience of linear algebra is also desirable.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Complex NetworksMathematical SciencesMTH6142Semester 26YesNo

                  Complex Networks

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Ginestra Bianconi

                  Description: This module provides an introduction to the basic concepts and results of complex network theory. It covers methods for analyzing the structure of a network, and for modeling it. It also discusses applications to real systems, such as the Internet, social networks and the nervous system of the C. elegans.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Random ProcessesMathematical SciencesMTH6141Semester 16YesNo

                  Random Processes

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contacts - Dept Of Maths
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5129

                  Description: This is an advanced module in probability, introducing various probability models used in physical and life sciences and economics. It serves as an introduction to stochastic modelling and stochastic processes. It covers discrete time processes including Markov chains and random walks, and continuous time processes such as Poisson processes, birth-death processes and queuing systems. It builds on previous probability modules but needs no background in statistics; some experience of linear algebra is also desirable.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Linear Algebra IIMathematical SciencesMTH6140PSemester 16NoNo

                  Linear Algebra II

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Thomas Mueller

                  Description: This module is a mixture of abstract theory, with rigorous proofs, and concrete calculations with matrices. The abstract component builds on the theory of vector spaces and linear maps to construct the theory of bilinear forms (linear functions of two variables), dual spaces (which map the original space to the underlying field) and determinants. The concrete applications involve ways to reduce a matrix of some specific type (such as symmetric or skew-symmetric) to as near diagonal form as possible.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Islam in Africa and the Indian Subcontinent: Conquest, Islamisation and Co-existenceHistoryHST6116Semester 26YesNo

                  Islam in Africa and the Indian Subcontinent: Conquest, Islamisation and Co-existence

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Mrs Anna Chrysostomides

                  Description: Have you ever wondered about the origin of Sufism in India? When Islam reached Algeria or Sudan and how the communities there responded? This module offers students the opportunity to explore the advent of Islam in two, often neglected, geographical areas - Africa and the Indian Subcontinent - in the medieval and early modern period (600-1600). Lectures will provide a chronological perspective, while seminars will focus on a range of thematic primary sources such as: Sufi poetry, historical chronicles, religious literature, letters, archaeological evidence, art and material history.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Linear Algebra IIMathematical SciencesMTH6140Semester 16YesNo

                  Linear Algebra II

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Thomas Mueller
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH4104 and ( take MTH5112 or take MTH5212 )

                  Description: This module is a mixture of abstract theory, with rigorous proofs, and concrete calculations with matrices. The abstract component builds on the theory of vector spaces and linear maps to construct the theory of bilinear forms (linear functions of two variables), dual spaces (which map the original space to the underlying field) and determinants. The concrete applications involve ways to reduce a matrix of some specific type (such as symmetric or skew-symmetric) to as near diagonal form as possible.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  1066! The Norman ConquestHistoryHST6114Semester 16YesNo

                  1066! The Norman Conquest

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Virginia Davis

                  Description: This module will provide students with a good understanding of the causes, course and consequences of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 which decisively shifted England's relations with continental Europe from a Scandinavian to a Norman French focus. The course is divided into three parts. The first explores the last decades of Anglo-Saxon England including links between England and Normandy before 1066; the second investigates the succession crisis of the 1060s, the invasion of 1066 and the subsequent resistance and rebellions while the third addresses the impact of the Norman Conquest on different aspects of government and society, including landholding and lordship, the church and the physical landscape. Seminars will draw upon an extensive range of rich and diverse primary source available to historians of the Norman Conquest. Issues relating to the relationship between England and the Continent continue to resonate and this course offers an opportunity to explore a key moment in the history of this relationship. There will be an optional fieldtrip to Battle Abbey, the site of the 1066 battle.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Materials Selection in DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT602Semester 16NoNo

                  Materials Selection in Design

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof James Busfield

                  Description: Introducing material selection concepts including processing constraints in design. An appreciation of the interaction of processing and material related cost considerations and the need to adopt a simultaneous engineering approach. The use of design guides such as Ashby diagrams is a key skill developed in the module.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Group TheoryMathematical SciencesMTH6106Semester 16YesNo

                  Group Theory

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Matthew Fayers
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH4104 and take at least 1 and no more than 99 modules from level 5 matching mth

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Manufacturing ProcessesEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT601Semester 26YesNo

                  Manufacturing Processes

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Haixue Yan
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MAT7713
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MAT100 and take MAT206

                  Description: Review of the processes of casting and shaping metal components, introducing and relating the necessary casting and plasticity theory. Fundamentals of welding processes and defects in welds. Discussion of the defects introduced into the materials by the various processes and the non-destructive tests used to evaluate and monitor such defects.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Medical PhysiologyEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT5222Semester 25NoNo

                  Medical Physiology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Rob Krams

                  Description: This module will provide an understanding of aspects of medical physiology relevant to dental and medical materials students. In will include the basic principles of physiological feedback and measurement with consideration of excitable tissues, membrane transport and ionic equilibria. The module will cover the structure, function, and monitoring of the cardiovascular system, a description of renal function and acid base homeostasis, bone physiology and calcium ion regulation, control and gas exchange related to respiratory anatomy and intestinal function and control.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 13.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 2.00% Practical
                  • Item 3: 85.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Financial Mathematics IMathematical SciencesMTH6154PSemester 16NoNo

                  Financial Mathematics I

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Stephen Muirhead

                  Description: This module introduces you to some of the most important financial instruments, including bonds, shares and derivatives (such as forward contracts and options). By using the assumption that arbitrage opportunities do not exist in the market, we show how it is possible to derive formulas for the fair prices of many types of derivative. Some results can actually be derived in a model-independent way, although more generally we will work within the framework of a discrete-time trading model.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  CeramicsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT522Semester 16YesNo

                  Ceramics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Mike Reece

                  Description: Review to physical and structural origin of the mechanical, electrical and optical properties of ceramics. Relate this knowledge to their applications and commercial importance. Review the processing and characterisation of ceramics. (Particular reference will be made to the following structural ceramics: alumina; silicon nitride; zirconia; and silicon carbide.) Review of functional ceramics: varistors; ferroelectrics; piezoelectrics; pyroelectrics; optoelectronics; and ferrites. Throughout the module the students will develop their knowledge so that they can relate structure, properties and applications.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Statistics for InsuranceMathematical SciencesMTH5126Semester 25NoNo

                  Statistics for Insurance

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Mr Christopher Sutton
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5129

                  Description: This module begins with a study of loss distributions, with and without reinsurance. We then study compound distributions and their applications in risk modelling. The module then introduces the concepts of copulas and extreme value theory. Finally, we study topics related to ruin theory and look at how insurance companies estimate their liabilities using run-off triangles.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Actuarial Professional Development IIMathematical SciencesMTH5127Semester 15NoNo

                  Actuarial Professional Development II

                  Credits: 0.0
                  Contact: Mrs Gaik Ng

                  Description: This is a compulsory module, counting towards your final degree classification, that is designed to help you build your professional and business skills and knowledge, and prepare for employment in the financial services industry. The module is a continuation of the skills development included in Actuarial Professional Development 1. The focus in this module is applying actuarial skills to business situations, developing a working knowledge of the Actuaries Code and related professional standards, and developing an awareness of key business issues that are relevant to the work of an actuary.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
                  • Item 3: 25.00% Practical
                  • Item 4: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 5: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  Probability and Statistics IMathematical SciencesMTH4216Semester 24YesNo

                  Probability and Statistics I

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Wolfram Just
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH4116
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must ( take MTH4100 or take MTH4200 ) and ( take MTH4107 or take MTH4207 )

                  Description: This module develops the theory of probability from the module `Introduction to Probability' and then introduces the fundamental ideas of classical statistics. It covers descriptive statistics, the estimation of population moments using data and the basic ideas of statistical inference, hypothesis testing and interval estimation. These methods will be applied to data from a range of applications, including business, economics, science and medicine. A simple statistics package will be used to perform the calculations.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Actuarial Mathematics IIMathematical SciencesMTH5125Semester 25NoNo

                  Actuarial Mathematics II

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Mr Christopher Sutton
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5124

                  Description: This module extends the methods used in Actuarial Mathematics I. We study concepts involved with gross premium reserves, including death strain, mortality profit and Thiele's equation. We show how to calculate life table functions, annuities and assurances involving two lives, assuming independence. We describe and use methods of valuing expected cashflows that are contingent upon multiple decrement events. We investigate projected cashflow techniques for pricing unit-linked contracts. We describe the principal forms of heterogeneity within a population.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Vectors and MatricesMathematical SciencesMTH4215Semester 24NoNo

                  Vectors and Matrices

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Oliver Jenkinson
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH4115
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must ( take MTH4100 or take MTH4200 ) and ( take MTH4107 or take MTH4207 )

                  Description: Properties of two- and three-dimensional space turn up almost everywhere in mathematics. For example, vectors represent points in space, equations describe shapes in space and transformations move shapes around in spaces; a fruitful idea is to classify transformations by the points and shapes that they leave fixed. Most mathematicians like to be able to 'see' in special terms why something is true, rather than simply relying on formulas. This model ties together the most useful notions from geometry - which give the meaning of the formulas - with the algebra that gives the methods of calculation. It is an introductory module assuming nothing beyond the common core of A-level Mathematics or equivalent.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Numbers, Sets and FunctionsMathematical SciencesMTH4213Semester 14NoNo

                  Numbers, Sets and Functions

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Robert Johnson
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH4113
                  Prerequisite: Must have passed a-level maths or equivalent

                  Description: The modules cover the fundamental building blocks of mathematics (sets, sequences, functions, relations and numbers). It introduces the main number systems (natural numbers, integers, rational, real and complex numbers), outlining their construction and main properties. They also introduce the concepts of definition, theorem, proof and counterexample.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
                  • Item 3: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
                  The American Century: The History of the United States, 1900-2000HistoryHST5350Full year5YesNo

                  The American Century: The History of the United States, 1900-2000

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Mark White

                  Description: This module examines the major developments in United States history in the twentieth century. The general issues to be explored will include the cycles of conservatism and liberalism in America on the domestic front, and on the world stage, the rise of the United States to superpower status. Specific topics to be covered include World Wars I and II, the Jazz Age, the New Deal, civil rights and Vietnam. The roles played by key individuals, such as Theodore Roosevelt, Martin Luther King and Bill Clinton, will also be evaluated. On this module, students will develop an ability to analyse both broad historical themes as well as specific episodes and issues. The use of documents throughout the module, particularly in the second-semester Detailed Study on the Cuban missile crisis, constitutes preparation for the more concentrated use of primary sources in students' final year, in the Special Subject and Dissertation. This module enhances students' international awareness by fostering their knowledge of and interest in American political history, and developing their understanding of the global impact of American politics and America's changing relationship with the rest of the world throughout the twentieth century.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Constructing a LanguageLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6203Semester 26YesYes

                  Constructing a Language

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Coppe Van Urk
                  Overlap: None
                  Prerequisite: LIN4203/LIN4210 or LIN037/LIN5213

                  QMUL Model Available to: Selected students in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

                  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 justify approaches they have taken when participating in module based enterprise projects and/or situations.

                  Description: From Esperanto to Klingon, from Volapuk to Elvish, from Leibniz's Universal Characteristic to Peterson's Dothraki, humans have made up artificial languages to support political, philosophical, and creative ends. This course examines examples of such artificial languages and their relation to natural language systems, and allows you to create a constructed language of your own, with a strong focus on systematic linguistic structure: phonological, morphological and syntactic systems as well as systems of lexical semantics and historical change. It will require you to bring together all your knowledge of linguistic structures as you make up your own language.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,Enterprising perspectivesSLF_456_S
                  Constructing a LanguageLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6203PSemester 27NoNo

                  Constructing a Language

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Coppe Van Urk
                  Overlap: None
                  Prerequisite: None

                  Description: From Esperanto to Klingon, from Volapuk to Elvish, from Leibniz's Universal Characteristic to Peterson's Dothraki, humans have made up artificial languages to support political, philosophical, and creative ends. This course examines examples of such artificial languages and their relation to natural language systems, and allows you to create a constructed language of your own, with a strong focus on systematic linguistic structure: phonological, morphological and syntactic systems as well as systems of lexical semantics and historical change. It will require you to bring together all your knowledge of linguistic structures as you make up your own language.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Actuarial Mathematics IMathematical SciencesMTH5124Semester 15NoNo

                  Actuarial Mathematics I

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Dudley Stark
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must ( take MTH4101 or take MTH4201 ) and ( take MTH4107 or take MTH4207 )

                  Description: Mathematics is used extensively to value annuities and assurances. We study compound interest, rates of discount, and interest compounded continuously. We will understand the idea of present value and how present value allows us to appraise investment projects. We cover annuities-certain. We consider life tables and use them to find the expected present value of life annuities and life assurances, premiums if life assurances are paid for by life annuities, and surrender value of life assurances.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  MetalsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT321Semester 25YesNo

                  Metals

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Haixue Yan
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MAT100 and take MAT102

                  Description: The plastic deformation of metals and other classes of materials. The characterisation and properties of dislocations and their relationships to plastic deformation. The influence of micro-structural defects on the behaviour of dislocations and on the mechanical properties. A study of strengthening mechanisms in specific metal alloys.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Structural CharacterisationEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT400Semester 25NoNo

                  Structural Characterisation

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Nuria Gavara
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MAT100

                  Description: The theory of X-ray diffraction and analytical electron microscopy. Applications of X-ray techniques, scanning and transmission electron microscopy in materials science and engineering. Other techniques that cans be used to identify materials are introduced.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  Directed Study in LinguisticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7211Semester 17NoNo

                  Directed Study in Linguistics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Coppe Van Urk
                  Overlap: None
                  Prerequisite: None

                  Description: This module provides an opportunity for students to undertake a course of independent study in a sub-field of Linguistics, tailored to their own interests and needs. You will work closely with a member of staff to design a programme of inquiry into an area of interest, enabling you to delve deeper into your chosen topic. The module is intended to serve as a springboard into higher-level research, by providing specialist training in your chosen area, with close supervision from a member of staff with substantial relevant expertise.

                  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: 7
                  PolymersEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT313Semester 15YesNo

                  Polymers

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Emiliano Bilotti

                  Description: A comparative study of polymers as engineering materials. Mechanical properties of polymers and polymers reinforced with fibres and particles. Micro-mechanics and property prediction.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  SyntaxLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7209Semester 17NoNo

                  Syntax

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

                  Description: Empirical results in a broad range of languages have now made the understanding of the basic building blocks of syntactic theory fundamental to any advanced work in linguistics, not only in syntax and semantics, but within any area of linguistics. This module will familiarize students with the basic elements of syntactic construction, serving at the same time as an introduction for students with less background, and as a critical overview, for those more advanced. Emphasis will be put on the development of argumentation skills and the ability to undertake independent analysis of linguistic data, as well as on the development of critical thinking in evaluating competing approaches to the same paradigms.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Experimental Pathology ProjectSchool of Medicine and DentistryICM6024Full year6NoNo

                  Experimental Pathology Project

                  Credits: 60.0
                  Contact: Dr Jurgen Groet

                  Description: The project will normally be a piece of original research which is expected to occupy at least half of the time throughout the course. It will normally involve experimental work or measurements on patients undergoing clinical investigation, and is presented as a written report of not more than 8000 words submitted at the end of the project. The report is assessed by internal examiners and forms the basis of student vivas by our external examiners. The main body of the report is often divided intosections like a journal paper: introduction, materials, results, discussion, references and appendices.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 6
                  MSci ProjectMathematical SciencesMTH717UFull year7NoNo

                  MSci Project

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Felix Fischer

                  Description: You will write a report that must present the study of some mathematical topic at fourth-year undergraduate level and must be your own work in the sense that it gives an original account of the material, but it need not contain new mathematical results. The list of potential projects and supervisors is available on the School of Mathematical Sciences website. You will be accepted for a specific project only after agreement between the module organiser and the project supervisor.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 7
                  Topics in Probability and Stochastic ProcessesMathematical SciencesMTH712PSemester 17NoNo

                  Topics in Probability and Stochastic Processes

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Olga Iziumtseva

                  Description: Topics will be chosen from the following list: (i) Borel-Cantelli lemma, Kolmogorov's inequalities, strong law of large numbers; (ii) Weak convergence of distributions. The Central Limit Theorem; (iii) Recurrent events and renewal theory; (iv) Further topics in random walks; (v) General theory of Markov chains. Classification of states and ergodic properties; (vi) Continuous time Markov Processes. Please see the module organiser before registering.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Multilingualism and BilingualismLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6034PSemester 17NoNo

                  Multilingualism and Bilingualism

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Qian Luo
                  Overlap: LIN6034, LIN7034
                  Prerequisite: None

                  Description: This course will provide an introduction to the field of bilingualism and multilingualism from a linguistic, psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic perspective. Topics to be covered include the definition of bilingualism and multilingualism and types of language contact, code-switching, bilingual and multilingual education and policy, as well as language development in individuals who are proficient in more than one language, and the cognitive effects of speaking more than one language.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Advanced Computing in FinanceMathematical SciencesMTH773PSemester 27NoNo

                  Advanced Computing in Finance

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Michael Phillips

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Practical
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Practical
                  Level: 7
                  Multilingualism and BilingualismLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6034Semester 16YesNo

                  Multilingualism and Bilingualism

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Qian Luo
                  Overlap: LIN7034
                  Prerequisite: LIN4208

                  Description: This course will provide an introduction to the field of bilingualism and multilingualism from a linguistic, psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic perspective. Topics to be covered include the definition of bilingualism and multilingualism and types of language contact, code-switching, bilingual and multilingual education and policy, as well as language development in individuals who are proficient in more than one language, and the cognitive effects of speaking more than one language.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Foundations of Mathematical Modelling in FinanceMathematical SciencesMTH771USemester 17NoNo

                  Foundations of Mathematical Modelling in Finance

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Michael Phillips

                  Description: This module will provide you with an introduction to important concepts from probability theory and stochastic processes that are useful in modelling asset price dynamics. The introduction of more advanced tools will be preceded by a brief review of basic probability theory. Important stochastic processes that underlie many models in finance, such as random walks, Brownian motion, geometric Brownian motion, and the Poisson process, are discussed. An informal overview on Ito stochastic calculus and its application in finance will be given. By the end of this introductory course you will have achieved a sufficient level of competence of selected mathematical methods to facilitate further studies in Mathematical Finance.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Dynamical SystemsMathematical SciencesMTH744USemester 17NoNo

                  Dynamical Systems

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof David Arrowsmith

                  Description: A dynamical system is any system which evolves over time according to some pre-determined rule. The goal of dynamical systems theory is to understand this evolution. For example: fix your favourite function f from the unit interval to itself (for example cos(x)); now choose some point x(0) in the interval, and define x(1)=f(x), x(2)=f(f(x)), etc (i.e. x(n) is the result of applying the function f to the point x(0) n times). How does the sequence of points x(n) behave as n tends to infinity? How does this behaviour change if we choose a different initial point x(0)? What if we investigate a system which evolves continuously over time? Dynamical systems theory seeks to answer such questions. The more interesting systems are the 'chaotic' ones, where varying the initial point x(0) leads to very different behaviour of the sequence x(n).

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  CryptographyMathematical SciencesMTH6115PSemester 16NoNo

                  Cryptography

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr John Bray

                  Description: Cryptography is fundamental to commercial life; in particular, the principles of public-key cryptography were a major intellectual achievement of the last century. The module will give you a detailed understanding of the subject.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  CryptographyMathematical SciencesMTH6115Semester 16YesYes

                  Cryptography

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr John Bray
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH4104 and ( take MTH5112 or take MTH5212 )

                  QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Mathematical Sciences and selected students in the School of Economics and Finance 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: Cryptography is fundamental to commercial life; in particular, the principles of public-key cryptography were a major intellectual achievement of the last century. The module will give you a detailed understanding of the subject.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
                  Algorithmic Graph TheoryMathematical SciencesMTH6105PSemester 26NoNo

                  Algorithmic Graph Theory

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Felix Fischer

                  Description: The module will give an introduction to graph theory from an algorithmic perspective. It will develop the theory behind some of the most commonly used network algorithms from operational research, describe these algorithms and derive upper bounds on their running time.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
                  Bayesian StatisticsMathematical SciencesMTH709USemester 27NoNo

                  Bayesian Statistics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Lawrence Pettit
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH6102
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH6134

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Algorithmic Graph TheoryMathematical SciencesMTH6105Semester 26YesYes

                  Algorithmic Graph Theory

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Felix Fischer
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH4113 or take MTH4213

                  QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Mathematical Sciences and selected students in the School of Economics and Finance 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 will give an introduction to graph theory from an algorithmic perspective. It will develop the theory behind some of the most commonly used network algorithms from operational research, describe these algorithms and derive upper bounds on their running time.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
                  Financial Mathematics IMathematical SciencesMTH6154Semester 16YesYes

                  Financial Mathematics I

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Stephen Muirhead
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5129

                  QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Mathematical Sciences and selected students in the School of Economics and Finance 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: This module introduces you to some of the most important financial instruments, including bonds, shares and derivatives (such as forward contracts and options). By using the assumption that arbitrage opportunities do not exist in the market, we show how it is possible to derive formulas for the fair prices of many types of derivative. Some results can actually be derived in a model-independent way, although more generally we will work within the framework of a discrete-time trading model.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
                  Partial Differential EquationsMathematical SciencesMTH6151PSemester 16NoYes

                  Partial Differential Equations

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Juan Antonio Valiente Kroon

                  QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Mathematical Sciences and selected students in the School of Economics and Finance 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: Partial differential equations (PDEs) play a key role in many areas of the physical sciences, including physics, chemistry, engineering and finance. They can be used to describe many phenomena, such as wave motion, diffusion of gases, electromagnetism, and the evolution of the prices of financial assets, to name just a few. In this module, we will investigate the most important classes of PDE, and look at the various techniques (both analytical and numerical) that can be used to solve them. Whilst we consider some of the underlying theory, the main emphasis of this module will be on applying this theory to realistic, applied problems.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
                  Time SeriesMathematical SciencesMTH6139PSemester 26NoNo

                  Time Series

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr William Yoo
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH783P

                  Description: A time series is a collection of observations made sequentially, usually in time. This kind of data arises in a large number of disciplines ranging from economics and business to astrophysics and biology. This module introduces the theory, methods and applications of analysing time series data.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Third Year ProjectMathematical SciencesMTH6138Semester 26NoYes

                  Third Year Project

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Mira Shamis
                  Overlap: Must not take other projects
                  Prerequisite: Student and SMS staff to contact lecturer

                  QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Mathematical Sciences and selected students in the School of Economics and Finance at Level 6

                  QMUL Model themes supported:

                  • Networking
                  • 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 critically evaluate how they have enhanced their knowledge, understanding and self-awareness of an enterprising perspective.

                  Description: This module allows third-year undergraduates with suitable background to take one of the 30-credit MSci projects in a simplified form as a 15-credit project, although some MSci projects may not be available as third-year projects. The list of available MSci projects and supervisors is available on the School of Mathematical Sciences website. You will be accepted onto this module only after agreement between your adviser, the MSci project coordinator and the project supervisor.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 6
                  Networking,Enterprising perspectivesMAT_SEF_6_S
                  Time SeriesMathematical SciencesMTH6139Semester 26YesNo

                  Time Series

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr William Yoo
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5120

                  Description: A time series is a collection of observations made sequentially, usually in time. This kind of data arises in a large number of disciplines ranging from economics and business to astrophysics and biology. This module introduces the theory, methods and applications of analysing time series data.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Third Year ProjectMathematical SciencesMTH6138Semester 16NoYes

                  Third Year Project

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Mira Shamis
                  Overlap: Must not take other projects
                  Prerequisite: Student and SMS staff to contact lecturer

                  QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Mathematical Sciences and selected students in the School of Economics and Finance at Level 6

                  QMUL Model themes supported:

                  • Networking
                  • 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 critically evaluate how they have enhanced their knowledge, understanding and self-awareness of an enterprising perspective.

                  Description: This module allows third-year undergraduates with suitable background to take one of the 30-credit MSci projects in a simplified form as a 15-credit project, although some MSci projects may not be available as third-year projects. The list of available MSci projects and supervisors is available on the School of Mathematical Sciences website. You will be accepted onto this module only after agreement between your adviser, the MSci project coordinator and the project supervisor.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 6
                  Networking,Enterprising perspectivesMAT_SEF_6_S
                  Nanotechnology and NanomedicineEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT7803Semester 17YesNo

                  Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Gleb Sukhorukov

                  Description: This module will define and describe nanostructures and nanomaterials. it will include how they are manufactured, appropriate characterisation technologies and a description of their application in a range of fields. In particular the application and challenges in the use of nanotechnology in medicine will be considered, including the regulatory issues to be considered, the use of nanomaterials for drug delivery and the development of lab in a chip technologies.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Mathematical Tools for Asset ManagementMathematical SciencesMTH6113PSemester 26NoNo

                  Mathematical Tools for Asset Management

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Kathrin Glau

                  Description: This module introduces the key ideas in financial economics and risk management. We begin by looking at various models of the long-term behaviour of security prices. Then we consider different measures of risk that are used by market practitioners. We next look at mean-variance portfolio theory, which is one important way of determining the risk and return of a portfolio, given the risk and return of the individual constituents. We now turn to various economics models that actually attempt to explain the returns of the various assets that trade in the market. Finally, you will learn how the theoretical notion of a utility function can be used to explain individual investors' decisions when allocating their wealth between different investment opportunities.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Advanced Polymer SynthesisEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT7797Semester 27YesNo

                  Advanced Polymer Synthesis

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Julien Gautrot

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
                  Level: 7
                  Environmental Properties of MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT507Semester 16YesNo

                  Environmental Properties of Materials

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Maria-Magdalena Titirici
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MAT7040

                  Description: Recycling - possibilities of recycling schemes for different types of materials like glasses, plastics and metals will be discussed.
                  Environmental politics - such as the EU end of life vehicle directive will be discussed as well as other political drivers for creating a sustainable society.
                  Ecodesign - the benefits of designing for recycling using a cradle to grave design methodology. Examining in detail designs for single material or reduced number of materials systems that can be easily disassembled.
                  Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) - Detail of how the life cycle analysis is undertaken, including instruction in the use of appropriate life cycle analysis software.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Composites for Aerospace ApplicationsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT5030Semester 25NoNo

                  Composites for Aerospace Applications

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Mr Han Zhang

                  Description: The role of composites in modern engineering, in particular aerospace applications will be described which will enable the effective selection of a fibre-resin system for a range of applications . The module will include the manufacture of glass, carbon, aramid and polyethylene fibres, extending to the manufacturing of polymer composites using processes including for example resin transfer moulding, compression moulding and pultrusion. The module will also consider particulate filled composite materials and high temperature metal matrix composite materials. The module will cover the theory that is used to predict the stiffness and strength of composite components, with emphasis on exploring the roles of the three different components encountered in a composite materials of fibre (filler), matrix and the interface. A framework for understanding the cost of manufacture to enable the selection of an appropriate manufacturing technology for a part. Comparisons will be made compare to more traditional materials such as metals, in particular in aircraft applications. Failure modes in composites will be described, non-destructive testing methods such as ultrasonics and strategies towards repair of composite structures will be covered.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  Differential EquationsMathematical SciencesMTH5123Semester 15YesNo

                  Differential Equations

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Weini Huang
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH4101 or take MTH4201
                  Corequisite: Before or while taking this module you must take MTH5112 or take MTH5212

                  Description: Differential equations frequently arise in application of mathematics to science, engineering , social science and economics. This module provides an introduction to the methods of analysis and solution of simple classes of ordinary differential equations. The topics covered will include first- and second-order differential equations, autonomous systems of differential equations and analysis of stability of their solutions.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Statistical Modelling IMathematical SciencesMTH5120Semester 25NoNo

                  Statistical Modelling I

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Lawrence Pettit
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5129 and ( take MTH4115 or take MTH4215 )

                  Description: This is a first module on linear models and it concentrates on modelling the relationship between a continuous response variable and one or more continuous explanatory variables. Linear models are very widely used in almost every field of business, economics, science and industry where quantitative data are collected. They are also the basis for several more advanced statistical techniques covered in Level 6 modules. This module is concerned with both the theory and applications of linear models and covers problems of estimation, inference and interpretation. Graphical methods for model checking will be discussed and various model selection techniques introduced. Computer practical sessions, in which the Minitab statistical package is used to perform the necessary computations and on which the continuous assessment is based, form an integral part of the module.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Linear Programming and GamesMathematical SciencesMTH5114Semester 25NoNo

                  Linear Programming and Games

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Justin Ward
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5112 or take MTH5212

                  Description: This module introduces students to the practical modelling of real-world operational problems, together with the mathematical theory behind the most widespread tools for solving these problems. Students will learn how to model common operational problems as linear programs, will study the basic, underlying theory of linear programming, and gain some familiarity with how widely used software tools for solving such problems work. Building on these concepts, students will also learn basic game theory, including how to model and solve optimisation problems that involve future uncertainty or a competing adversary.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Calculus IIMathematical SciencesMTH4201Semester 24YesNo

                  Calculus II

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Rainer Klages
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA4121 or take SPA4122 or take MTH4101
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH4100 or take MTH4200

                  Description: This module is the second of three calculus modules, whose collective aim is to provide the basic techniques from calculus for the pure, applied and applicable mathematics modules that follow. This module introduces complex numbers, infinite series including power series, and develops techniques of differential and integral calculus in the multivariate setting.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Introduction to ProbabilityMathematical SciencesMTH4207Semester 14NoNo

                  Introduction to Probability

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Rosemary Harris
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH4107
                  Prerequisite: Must have passed a-level maths or equivalent

                  Description: This is the first module in probability, covering events and random variables. It introduces the basic notions of probability theory and develops them to the stage where one can begin to use probabilistic ideas in statistical inference and modelling, and the study of stochastic processes. The first section deals with events, the axioms of probability, conditional probability and independence. The second introduces random variables both discrete and continuous, including distributions, expectation and variance. Joint distributions are covered briefly.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Calculus IMathematical SciencesMTH4200Semester 14NoNo

                  Calculus I

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Oscar Bandtlow
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA4121 or take MTH4100
                  Prerequisite: Must have passed a-level maths or equivalent

                  Description: This is the first of three calculus modules, whose collective aim is to provide the basic techniques and background from calculus for the pure, applied and applicable mathematics modules that follow. This module develops the concepts and techniques of differentiating and integrating with supporting work on algebra, coordinate transformations and curve sketching.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Probability and Statistics IMathematical SciencesMTH4116Semester 24YesNo

                  Probability and Statistics I

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Wolfram Just
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH4216
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must ( take MTH4100 or take MTH4200 ) and ( take MTH4107 or take MTH4207 )

                  Description: This module develops the theory of probability from the module `Introduction to Probability' and then introduces the fundamental ideas of classical statistics. It covers descriptive statistics, the estimation of population moments using data and the basic ideas of statistical inference, hypothesis testing and interval estimation. These methods will be applied to data from a range of applications, including business, economics, science and medicine. A simple statistics package will be used to perform the calculations.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Manufacturing ProcessesEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT7713Semester 27NoNo

                  Manufacturing Processes

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Haixue Yan
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MAT507

                  Description: This module provides a development of both fundamental and technological studies of shaping, fabrication, and product-evaluation processes. It applies phase transformation, microstructure, stress analysis, diffusion, plastic deformation and/or rheology to the manufacture of different products. Examples of current practices in the automobile, aerospace and bio-medical industries are illustrated, where appropriate, to enhance students' technological awareness.
                  In more detail, the syllabus will cover the following topics:
                  Casting: nucleation, crystal growth, solidification, segregation, ingot microstructure, casting defects, casting processes, temperature and recrystallization, strain rate.
                  Forming: element of plasticity and deformation mechanics, selected methods of analysis of simple forming processes, element of transport properties and viscous flow, extrusion, injection moulding.
                  Joining and Welding: fusion welding, solid-state welding, effect of welding on materials microstructure, brazing and soldering.
                  Additive manufacturing methods: Rapid Prototyping.
                  Inspection and testing, non-destructive methods: ultrasonic inspection, magnetic inspection, acoustic emission monitoring.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Dissertation in LinguisticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7006Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Linguistics

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

                  Description: During this module, students (in coordination with a supervisor) will select a topic for advanced study; collect and analyze data to adequately address the chosen topic; and write a 15,000 word dissertation. Through the dissertation, students will synthesize various aspects of the knowledge they will have obtained through the degree and demonstrate their ability to conduct and present high quality original research.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 7
                  Dissertation ProseminarLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7005Semester 27NoNo

                  Dissertation Proseminar

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Mr Samuel Steddy
                  Overlap: None
                  Prerequisite: None

                  Description: Research at postgraduate level places special demands on the developing researcher, for which appropriate training is needed. The two primary goals of this module are to prepare students for the practical challenges of postgraduate research (including the development of a research question/agenda, advanced library research, ethics and practical dimensions of research collection, outlining and writing a dissertation, abstract-writing, oral presentation, and other related skills) and to initiate students into specialised research in their chosen dissertation area. The first part of the module (before reading week) will cover core, generic postgraduate training for all students on the MA, taught through group sessions. The second part of the module (after reading week) will require students to apply this knowledge (as well as knowledge from core modules in Semester 1) to their chosen area of research by pursuing independent reading and research towards their potential dissertation topics (to be completed during the summer term), taught through individual meetings with supervisors.

                  Assessment:

                  • 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: 7
                  Beyond Language: Multimodality in Theory and PracticeLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6202PSemester 26NoNo

                  Beyond Language: Multimodality in Theory and Practice

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Agnieszka Lyons
                  Overlap: None
                  Prerequisite: None

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Beyond Language: Multimodality in Theory and PracticeLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6202Semester 26YesNo

                  Beyond Language: Multimodality in Theory and Practice

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Agnieszka Lyons
                  Overlap: None
                  Prerequisite: LIN4208

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Tissue Engineering and Regenerative MedicineEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT311Semester 16YesNo

                  Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Tina Chowdhury

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 85.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Student Centred Learning 2Engineering and Materials ScienceMAT308Full year5NoYes

                  Student Centred Learning 2

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Oliver Fenwick

                  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: SCL aims to develop in the students an awareness of all aspects of the subject and professional life throughout the first two years of the degree programmes offered in materials science. Cognitive and transferable skills are developed in an integrated series of seminars, practical exercises, industrial visits and problem based learning case studies. All of the exercises draw on subject matter being taught within core module units in the relevant semester.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
                  Introduction to SyntaxLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7207Semester 27NoNo

                  Introduction to Syntax

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Coppe Van Urk
                  Overlap: None
                  Prerequisite: None

                  Description: This module provides an introduction to one of the core sub-fields of linguistics. How is it that the grammar of any given language can produce an infinite array of sentences? Syntax is concerned with describing the system that underlies our knowledge of grammatical structure. You will be introduced step-by-step to the tools of syntactic analysis, and will learn to apply that knowledge through problem solving exercises, working with data from a variety of well-known and unfamiliar languages The module is suitable for MA students without substantial prior background in Linguistics, or for those who want to branch out into a new sub-field.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Innovation StrategyEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT307Semester 16NoNo

                  Innovation Strategy

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Stuart Peters

                  Description: This is an important subject for everyone who has an interest in business and wants to understand how innovation can affect the success and failure of firms. Successful innovation is a very complex process and has to be very carefully managed. There is no 'right way' to manage innovation. Therefore it is important to analyse the innovation process from a range of different perspectives, for example, the role of the state in innovation and the core competencies of the firm.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Introduction to SemanticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7206Semester 17NoNo

                  Introduction to Semantics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Mr Samuel Steddy
                  Overlap: None
                  Prerequisite: None

                  Description: This module provides an introduction to one of the core sub-fields of linguistics. How is it that we can understand sentences that we have never heard before? Semantics is concerned with describing the system that underlies our knowledge of meaning. You will be introduced step-by-step to the tools of semantic analysis, and will learn to apply that knowledge through problem solving exercises. The module is suitable for MA students without substantial prior background in Linguistics, or for those who want to branch out into a new sub-field.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Introduction to PhoneticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7205Semester 17NoNo

                  Introduction to Phonetics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Qian Luo
                  Overlap: None
                  Prerequisite: None

                  Description: This module will provide a introduction to phonetics, one of the core sub-fields of Linguistics. This is the study of how speech sounds are produced and perceived, as well as what the acoustic properties of these sounds are. This module will focus on the main processes of phonetic articulation, practice with transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet as well as on the acoustic analysis of speech. The module is suitable for MA students without substantial prior background in Linguistics, or for those who want to branch out into a new sub-field.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Introduction to PhonologyLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7204Semester 27NoNo

                  Introduction to Phonology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Adam Chong
                  Overlap: None
                  Prerequisite: None

                  Description: This module provides an introduction to one of the core sub-fields of linguistics. A central part of speakers' knowledge about the language that they speak is that words are not always pronounced in the same way. The variation that we observe is systematic. Phonology is concerned with describing the system that underlies our knowledge of the sound patterns, i.e. the ways in which words are pronounced differently across contexts. You will be introduced step-by-step to the tools of phonological analysis, and will learn to apply that knowledge through problem solving exercises. The module is suitable for MA students without substantial prior background in Linguistics, or for those who want to branch out into a new sub-field.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  EU Data Protection LawLawSOLM209Semester 17YesNo

                  EU Data Protection Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Anne Flanagan

                  Description: This module examines EU data protection laws and examples of the regulatory frameworks established in the Member States. It explores the key debates surrounding and commercial and other implications under the new regime of the General Data Protection Regulation, the Policing and Criminal Justice Data and the E Privacy framework, including the challenges of particular developments, such as telecommunications, cloud computing and the Internet of Things.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 4: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Dynamical SystemsMathematical SciencesMTH744PSemester 17NoNo

                  Dynamical Systems

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof David Arrowsmith

                  Description: A dynamical system is any system which evolves over time according to some pre-determined rule. The goal of dynamical systems theory is to understand this evolution. For example: fix your favourite function f from the unit interval to itself (for example cos(x)); now choose some point x(0) in the interval, and define x(1)=f(x), x(2)=f(f(x)), etc (i.e. x(n) is the result of applying the function f to the point x(0) n times). How does the sequence of points x(n) behave as n tends to infinity? How does this behaviour change if we choose a different initial point x(0)? What if we investigate a system which evolves continuously over time? Dynamical systems theory seeks to answer such questions. The more interesting systems are the 'chaotic' ones, where varying the initial point x(0) leads to very different behaviour of the sequence x(n).

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Public International & European Air Transport LawLawSOLM151Semester 17YesNo

                  Public International & European Air Transport Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Antigoni-Aikaterini Lykotrafiti

                  Description: Air transport is one of the most heavily regulated sectors of the economy. For passengers and goods to be transported safely, regularly, economically and efficiently, a dense web of rules is governing aspects such as the use of airspace, safety, security, air navigation, airports and the environment. This module examines the international, supranational and national rules that make aviation pride itself on being the safest and most innovative mode of transport, as well as the industry that has globalised the world, contributing to peace and economic growth. It also examines critically the lack of uniformity in the international regulatory framework and its implications for the industry and the economy at large.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Private International & European Air Transport LawLawSOLM152Semester 27YesNo

                  Private International & European Air Transport Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Antigoni-Aikaterini Lykotrafiti

                  Description: Who is liable if a flight is cancelled? Are air passengers compensated if their flight is delayed? Do air passengers need to take special insurance against loss or damage to their baggage? Can pilots deviate from the instructions given by air traffic controllers? How do airlines pay for their glamorous, but also costly aircraft? Is it legal to fly a drone? This module will set out to explore the regime of domestic and international liability in aviation, namely the liability of air carriers towards passengers and shippers (Warsaw and Montreal Conventions), as well as for surface damage (Rome Convention), the liability of air traffic controllers, airports, aircraft manufacturers and government bodies; the regime governing aircraft financing and aircraft nationality (Geneva and Cape Town Conventions); EU consumer protection law (Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 on compensation for denied boarding, cancellation and delay of flights and relevant jurisprudence), and last, the nascent law on unmanned aircraft systems (drones).

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  The GalaxyPhysics and AstronomySPA7010PSemester 27YesNo

                  The Galaxy

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Nicholas Cooper
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA6305P

                  Description: "The module considers in detail the basic physical processes that operate in galaxies, using our own Galaxy as a detailed example. This includes the dynamics and interactions of stars, and how their motions can be described mathematically. The interstellar medium is described and models are used to represent how the abundances of chemical elements have changed during the lifetime of the Galaxy. Dark matter can be studied using rotation curves of galaxies, and through the way that gravitational lensing by dark matter affects light. The various topics are then put together to provide an understanding of how the galaxies formed."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Our UniversePhysics and AstronomySPA4101Semester 24YesNo

                  Our Universe

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Richard Nelson

                  Description: The module is a broad survey of Astronomy aiming to acquaint you with evolution of the universe and its constituents. A particular theme is the role played by the known laws of physics in understanding astronomical observation. You will: (i) gain a familiarity with the constituents of the observed universe; (ii) appreciate, and be able to explain, the important part played by the laws of physics in designing observations, and in interpreting and understanding them; (iii) be able to explain the different types of information obtainable from observations across the entire electromagnetic spectrum from gamma rays to radio waves.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Extrasolar Planets and Astrophysical DiscsPhysics and AstronomySPA7009USemester 27YesNo

                  Extrasolar Planets and Astrophysical Discs

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Sijme-Jan Paardekooper

                  Description: "Ever since the dawn of civilization human beings have speculated about the existence of planets outside of the Solar System orbiting other stars. The first bona fide extrasolar planet orbiting an ordinary main sequence star was discovered in 1995, and subsequent planet searches have uncovered the existence of more than one hundred planetary systems in the Solar neighbourhood of our galaxy. These discoveries have reignited speculation and scientific study concerning the possibility of life existing outside of the Solar System. This module provides an in depth description of our current knowledge and understanding of these extrasolar planets. Their statistical and physical properties are described and contrasted with the planets in our Solar System. Our understanding of how planetary systems form in the discs of gas and dust observed to exist around young stars will be explored, and current scientific ideas about the origin of life will be discussed. Rotationally supported discs of gas (and dust) are not only important for explaining the formation of planetary systems, but also play an important role in a large number of astrophysical phenomena such as Cataclysmic Variables, X-ray binary systems, and active galactic nuclei. These so-called accretion discs provide the engine for some of the most energetic phenomena in the universe. The second half of this module will describe the observational evidence for accretion discs and current theories for accretion disc evolution."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Research EssayLawSOLM951Semester 27NoNo

                  Research Essay

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Ms Laura Edgar

                  Description: The research paper will examine a particular area of 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% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  International Arbitration Award WritingLawSOLM928Semester 27NoNo

                  International Arbitration Award Writing

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Loukas Mistelis

                  Description: The course consists of self-study, a residential course for students and further self-study. Students will be sent a reading list as well as a set of reading materials focusing on arbitration awards, their characteristics, functions and drafting. The residential course will consist of one full day of teaching and learning by way of a seminar.
                  At the residential course students will be given the first set of materials relating to a fictional arbitration case; these will normally cover all information but the hearing. Candidates will be required to start working on the awards by drafting summary of facts, summary of parties' positions, claims, etc.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Dissertation in Regulation and ComplianceLawSOLM926Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Regulation and Compliance

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Leon Vinokur

                  Description: The chosen topics should relate to a relevant specialisation within the academic fields of Regulations and Compliance.
                  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: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Cybercrime: Forensic InvestigationsLawSOLM208Full year7NoNo

                  Cybercrime: Forensic Investigations

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Julia Hornle

                  Description: Internet technologies have enabled new ways of committing crimes and have moved "old"" crimes such as fraud online- this has created interesting challenges to the investigation, prosecution and enforcement of the criminal law. Internet technologies are borderless and have enabled an increase in transnational crime. This Module will examine the legal procedural issues arising from transborder online crime: international co-operation, mutual assistance, extradition; the role played by private actors/industry in the enforcement of cybercrime (payment intermediaries; hosting providers (eg cloud computing); internet access providers; domain name registries and registrars etc); the relationship between public and private enforcement; the national and international powers of collecting intelligence & evidence (including surveillance); the law of evidence and admissibility; computer, device and network forensics."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Cybercrime: Substantive OffencesLawSOLM207Semester 27NoNo

                  Cybercrime: Substantive Offences

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Julia Hornle

                  Description: Internet technologies have enabled new ways of committing crimes and have moved 'old' crimes such as fraud online - this has created interesting challenges to substantive criminal law. These challenges concern both the interpretation of traditional criminal law (common law and statute based) and potential new crimes where there is a need to develop the law to close legal gaps. This Module examines substantive criminal law(s) of different jurisdictions (using the UK and the US as the main comparators) from a comparative and international perspective. It also looks at international harmonization efforts such as the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime and the EU framework for the harmonization of the law in the fields of cybercrime. The Module looks at definitions and categorisation of cybercrime; the relationships between cyberterrorims, cyberwarfare and cybercrime; content related cybercrime (such as child sex abuse images; pornography; IP infringement; terrorism propaganda (glorification and encouragement); hate speech); communication offences and harassment; online fraud and forgery; computer misuse (hacking; malicious code; interception) and illegal devices and malicious marketplaces. It will also examine the jurisdictional aspects of such criminality.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  EU Criminal LawLawSOLM205Semester 17YesNo

                  EU Criminal Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Valsamis Mitsilegas

                  Description: The module will examine the constitutional evolution and key legal issues underpinning EU Criminal Law as a distinct field of law. The module will examine all forms of governance of EU criminal law, including the harmonisation of substantive criminal law, judicial co-operation in criminal matters under mutual recognition (and in particular the operation of the European Arrest Warrant), harmonisation of criminal procedure and the rights of the defendant, the evolution and powers of EU criminal justice agencies (Europol, Eurojust and the European Public Prosecutor's Office), EU criminal justice databases and the evolution of the EU as a global security actor. The constitutional and human rights implication of European integration in criminal matters will be fully explored.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Law of the Sea: Navigational Freedoms and PracticeLawSOLM149Full year7NoNo

                  Law of the Sea: Navigational Freedoms and Practice

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Alexandros Ntovas

                  Description: It is a statistical fact that 'around 80 per cent of the volume of international trade in goods is carried by sea, and the percentage is even higher for most developing countries' (UNCTAD/RMT, 2015 / IMO, 2016). The above statement is however more accurate when re-phrased as to literally affirm that 'around 80 per cent of the volume of international trade in goods is carried by ships,...' and hence this module places its immediate focus upon their navigational freedoms and the evolving practice of commercial shipping in the 21st century. The module covers: The international ocean regime and contemporary legal order; Nationality of ships and the freedom of navigation; Passage regimes; Navigation in Special and Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas; The new IMO Polar Code for navigation; Ships in distress and places of refuge; Ship-to-ship activities within coastal maritime zones; Unlawful acts against the safety of navigation; Navigation in High Risk Areas; Detention and prompt release of the vessel/crew; The future of international navigation law: from e-Navigation and Sea Traffic Management to Unmanned ships and autonomous systems.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  AdmiraltyLawSOLM150Semester 17NoNo

                  Admiralty

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Hilton Staniland

                  Description: No aspiring maritime (or shipping) lawyer can claim to be educated without at least some knowledge of the law relating to maritime claims. Indeed, such knowledge is invaluable to anyone who aspires eventually to work in shipping or international trade, whether as a lawyer in a law firm, as a legal advisor in-house, or in a P & I Club. While the emphasis will be the admiralty practice and procedure in England, the jurisprudence of other jurisdictions, namely Australia and South Africa, as well as international conventions on arrests of ships and on maritime liens and mortgages. No account will be taken of the special difficulties which fall within the ambit of the conflict of laws (or private international law), significant to a practitioner though these are. The module will cover the Admiralty jurisdiction and its nature; Maritime, statutory and possessory liens: legal characteristics; transferability; assignment; extinction; accrual of statutory liens; The exercise of Admiralty jurisdiction: limitations on the exercise of jurisdiction; time of invocation; residual matters; arrest scenarios; Priorities: generally; non-admiralty principles; admiralty principles; priorities and maritime liens; priorities and possessory liens; statutory liens; execution creditors; alteration of the prima facie order.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Wet Shipping LawLawSOLM147Semester 27NoNo

                  Wet Shipping Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Hilton Staniland

                  Description: The module will cover all areas of the so-called 'wet' shipping law; i.e., all legal issues that might arise while a vessel and its cargo are at sea arising from various unfortunate incidents. The module will cover in detail collisions at sea, the law of salvage, the problematic area of wreck removal, the complex area of marine pollution, incidents of piracy at sea including the modern employment of armed guards; and the importance and computation of general average adjustments.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Extrasolar Planets and Astrophysical DiscsPhysics and AstronomySPA7009PSemester 27YesNo

                  Extrasolar Planets and Astrophysical Discs

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Sijme-Jan Paardekooper

                  Description: "Ever since the dawn of civilization human beings have speculated about the existence of planets outside of the Solar System orbiting other stars. The first bona fide extrasolar planet orbiting an ordinary main sequence star was discovered in 1995, and subsequent planet searches have uncovered the existence of more than one hundred planetary systems in the Solar neighbourhood of our galaxy. These discoveries have reignited speculation and scientific study concerning the possibility of life existing outside of the Solar System. This module provides an in depth description of our current knowledge and understanding of these extrasolar planets. Their statistical and physical properties are described and contrasted with the planets in our Solar System. Our understanding of how planetary systems form in the discs of gas and dust observed to exist around young stars will be explored, and current scientific ideas about the origin of life will be discussed. Rotationally supported discs of gas (and dust) are not only important for explaining the formation of planetary systems, but also play an important role in a large number of astrophysical phenomena such as Cataclysmic Variables, X-ray binary systems, and active galactic nuclei. These so-called accretion discs provide the engine for some of the most energetic phenomena in the universe. The second half of this module will describe the observational evidence for accretion discs and current theories for accretion disc evolution."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  DissertationLawSOLM925Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 Art, Business and LawLawSOLM924Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Art, Business and Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 Technology, Media and Telecommunications LawLawSOLM923Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 Criminal JusticeLawSOLM922Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Criminal Justice

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 Legal TheoryLawSOLM920Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Legal Theory

                  Credits: 60.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 Economic LawLawSOLM921Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in International Economic Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 Immigration LawLawSOLM919Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Immigration Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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
                  Policing in Local and Global ContextsLawSOLM202Semester 17YesNo

                  Policing in Local and Global Contexts

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Saskia Hufnagel

                  Description: This module examines law enforcement in different cultural contexts (i.e. Europe, Asia, North America) and addresses possible conflicts of interests when different jurisdictions have to work together internationally and trans-nationally. It traces the evolution of international, transnational and EU legal frameworks on law enforcement cooperation, eg the development of Interpol and Europol, from their early beginnings in the 20th century to todays more sophisticated models of information transfer between policing and judicial agencies. The first half of the module will provide an overview of law enforcement models and procedural requirements in different jurisdictions around the globe. The second half of the module will consider international, EU and regional police cooperation strategies and underlying legal frameworks and how the specific jurisdictional requirements discussed in the first half of the module might foster or hamper cooperation in practice.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Law of Economic Crime: CorruptionLawSOLM200Semester 27NoNo

                  Law of Economic Crime: Corruption

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Peter Alldridge

                  Description: "The treatment of tax evasion in the UK, including the alternatives to prosecution and the developing regime for dealing with evasion. It will then turn to the national and international law of corruption, dealing with misconduct in public office. The treatment of bribery will include its history and theory, the developing international régime and the trend towards greater negotiation with persons suspected1 of bribery and placing greater duties in respect of enforcement and reporting on the private sector. There will be detailed case studies of corruption in sports and of the Trump Presidency. "

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  International Regulation of ShippingLawSOLM146Full year7NoNo

                  International Regulation of Shipping

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Alexandros Ntovas

                  Description: Since time immemorial, ships and their activities were the subject of customs and laws that inexorably transcended authorities anchored in a single land jurisdiction. It is historically recorder that shipping is the oldest economic activity that engendered the legal concept of, what today we refer to in contemporary terms as, international regulation. In particular the module covers: The international regulatory framework of shipping; Registration of ships; Access to ports and the evolving port-State control; Safety and security (including cyber-security) ship requirements; Ship-source pollution; Rescue of distressed persons at sea (including matters relating to refugees and irregular migration; covering also the issue of stowaways); Maritime labour; Construction and Recycling of ships.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Maritime ArbitrationLawSOLM145Semester 27NoNo

                  Maritime Arbitration

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Miriam Goldby

                  Description: Specialist dispute resolution mechanisms catering to specific industry needs are popular in international commerce, and arbitration has emerged as the dominant industry choice for resolving shipping disputes, in particular charterparty disputes. Indeed important maritime arbitration centres have long been established in London and New York, and more recently others have started to emerge in countries such as Russia, China and Singapore. London remains a leader in this field with a large number of disputes being decided each year through arbitration in accordance with the terms of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association. The module will tackle questions such as: What is special about maritime arbitration and what distinguishes it from general commercial arbitration? What are the features of maritime arbitration that make it particularly popular? Is arbitration by its nature more suited to the resolution of disputes arising in connection with certain types of shipping contracts (e.g. charterparties) rather than others (e.g. contracts of carriage contained in bills of lading)? Why? What are the implications of widespread use of arbitration for the continued development of shipping law?

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Marine Insurance LawLawSOLM144Semester 27NoNo

                  Marine Insurance Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Miriam Goldby

                  Description: Marine insurance is a fascinating and important area of international shipping law. Shipping has always been perilous - adverse sea conditions, piracy, accidents and pollution at sea, deterioration of goods during transportation - and both owners of vessels and cargo have increasingly sought, over the years, to protect themselves in the event of loss. This module deals with the law of marine insurance. This module will examine, among other issues, the definition and formation of a marine insurance contract (including the duty of disclosure and insurable interest), the parties to the contract and the various risks covered (as well as those excluded), what constitutes evidence of the contract and its terms, claims under the contract, assignment, subrogation and contribution, the rule of proximate cause, and the diverse forms of loss that a vessel or cargo owner might suffer.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Electromagnetic Radiation in AstrophysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA7006USemester 27YesNo

                  Electromagnetic Radiation in Astrophysics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Thomas James Haworth

                  Description: "This module is an introduction to understanding the origin, propagation, detection and interpretation of electromagnetic (EM) radiation from astronomical objects. In this module students will learn: how to describe EM radiation and its propagation through a medium to an observer; the main processes responsible for line and continuum emission and how they depend on the nature and state the emitting material; the effects of the earth's atmosphere and the operation of the detection process at various wavelengths. The material will be illustrated by examples from optical, infrared and radio portions of the EM spectrum."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Electromagnetic Radiation in AstrophysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA7006PSemester 27YesNo

                  Electromagnetic Radiation in Astrophysics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Thomas James Haworth

                  Description: "This module is an introduction to understanding the origin, propagation, detection and interpretation of electromagnetic (EM) radiation from astronomical objects. In this module students will learn: how to describe EM radiation and its propagation through a medium to an observer; the main processes responsible for line and continuum emission and how they depend on the nature and state the emitting material; the effects of the earth's atmosphere and the operation of the detection process at various wavelengths. The material will be illustrated by examples from optical, infrared and radio portions of the EM spectrum."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Astrophysical PlasmasPhysics and AstronomySPA7004USemester 27YesNo

                  Astrophysical Plasmas

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof David Burgess

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Dissertation in Energy and Natural Resources LawLawSOLM918Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Energy and Natural Resources Law

                  Credits: 45.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 Insurance LawLawSOLM916Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Insurance Law

                  Credits: 45.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 Shipping LawLawSOLM917Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in International Shipping Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 Environmental LawLawSOLM915Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Environmental Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 Tax LawLawSOLM914Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Tax Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 Public International LawLawSOLM913Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Public International Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 Medical LawLawSOLM912Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Medical Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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
                  Crimes of the Powerful: State CrimeLawSOLM198Full year7NoNo

                  Crimes of the Powerful: State Crime

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Thomas Macmanus

                  Description: This module is about crime committed by governments and it explores the definition and nature of state crime in criminological and political discourse. The module aims to develop a critical understanding of the nature of the state and the scale and type of crimes committed by governments and their agents. The definitional processes involved in labeling states acts as criminal are explored, as are the forces which explain why and how states enter into deviant or criminal practices. Consisting of lectures, seminars and film, the following list is indicative of the subjects that will be covered: Torture, State-corporate crime, counter-terrorism and human rights, Natural Disasters, Asylum Policy as state crime, War Crimes, Genocide, Resisting State Crime: the power of civil society, corruption, state crime denial, comparative genocides, and forced evictions. The course will also feature visiting leading scholars, and representatives from key NGOs.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Crimes of the Powerful: Corporate CrimeLawSOLM197Semester 27YesNo

                  Crimes of the Powerful: Corporate Crime

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Thomas Macmanus

                  Description: This module is about crime committed by corporates and it explores the definition and nature of corporate crime in criminological, legal and political discourse. The module aims to develop a critical understanding of the nature of the corporation and the scale and type of crimes committed by companies and their agents. The definitional processes involved in labeling corporates acts as criminal are explored, as are the forces which explain why and how corporates enter into deviant or criminal practices. Consisting of lectures, seminars and film, the following list is indicative of the subjects that will be covered: corporate manslaughter, State-corporate crime, business and human rights, the power of civil society, corruption, corporate crime denial, and land grabbing. The course will also feature visiting leading scholars, and representatives from key NGOs.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Carriage of GoodsLawSOLM143Full year7NoNo

                  Carriage of Goods

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Miriam Goldby

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Carriage of GoodsLawSOLM143Semester 17NoNo

                  Carriage of Goods

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Miriam Goldby

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Cyberspace: Jurisdiction and Dispute ResolutionLawSOLM211Full year7NoNo

                  Cyberspace: Jurisdiction and Dispute Resolution

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Julia Hornle

                  Description: The module analyses the concept and theories of jurisdiction under International Law (Public International Law), from the perspective of international criminal law, especially in the context of transnational crimes such as cybercrime, from the perspective of regulation (eg data protection and transborder data flows; online gambling; online content regulation) and from the perspective of private international law/conflicts of law (jurisdiction and applicable law in civil and commercial disputes such as contract, torts generally, defamation & privacy infringements, IP infringements). It therefore takes a novel approach by looking both at private law and public law- but this approach is necessary as internet communications are not restricted to private law and private international law.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Information Security and the LawLawSOLM210Full year7NoNo

                  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: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  AI, Robotics and the LawLawSOLM221Semester 27YesNo

                  AI, Robotics and the Law

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Ms Laura Edgar

                  Description: The evolving area of AI and Robotics gives rise to many ethical and legal questions over the status of robots, the rights and responsibilities arising from their use and liability for any harm caused. The module will explore the issues of legal personhood, the protection of robots through IP, the responsibilities arising from data use and the various approaches to allocating responsibility and liability. 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: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  EU Energy LawLawSOLM164Full year7NoNo

                  EU Energy Law

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: To Be Confirmed

                  Description: "This module provides students with an understanding of the EU regime relating to energy. It will examine specifically energy regulation models and the regulation and governance of specific markets such electricity and gas. It will encourage students to recognize the relevant issues impacting regulation of the specific energy markets, understand and contribute to the debates surrounding the regulation of such markets, to critically analyse the issues impacting regulation and to apply their knowledge and critical abilities to factual problems encountered by regulators and non-state actors. It examines central themes and debates in energy regulation and their impact on legal developments and policy reform as it relates to the European energy sector. The module covers 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. "

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Mining and Natural Resources LawLawSOLM166Semester 17YesNo

                  Mining and Natural Resources Law

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Ms Lauren Downes

                  Description: This module covers the legal aspects of the mining industry. Mining companies also have to be aware of political considerations and the impact of the nationalisation cycle. The different stages of the mining industry will be reviewed from development, production and remediation at the closure of the mine. Each phase requires certain licences and permits to proceed to the next stage. Some of the newer innovations of underwater mining will be looked at and the impact of the relevant provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Of particular interest, is the work of the International Seabed Authority and the regulations and recommendations it is making on prospecting in the sea. Environmental considerations and corporate social responsibility standards will also be discussed. Finally, there will be a review of mining disputes, how they are resolved and their impact on the mining sector and the contracts negotiated.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Introduction to Strings and BranesPhysics and AstronomySPA7032USemester 27YesNo

                  Introduction to Strings and Branes

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof David Berman
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA6413 and take SPA6324
                  Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA7018U

                  Description: The module will cover the basics of string theory including the classical relativistic physics of the string, its quantisation and the resulting spectrum. This will then be extended to examine so called p-branes and the basics of M-theory.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Introduction to Strings and BranesPhysics and AstronomySPA7032PSemester 27YesNo

                  Introduction to Strings and Branes

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof David Berman
                  Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA7018P

                  Description: The module will cover the basics of string theory including the classical relativistic physics of the string, its quantisation and the resulting spectrum. This will then be extended to examine so called p-branes and the basics of M-theory.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Supersymmetric Methods in Theoretical PhysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA7031USemester 27YesNo

                  Supersymmetric Methods in Theoretical Physics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Matthew Buican
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA6413 and take SPA6324
                  Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA7018U

                  Description: This course introduces core concepts in supersymmetry that can be applied to quantitatively understand a broad variety of physical systems and is a complement to the AQFT and FMQFT modules. Starting with supersymmetric quantum mechanics as a toy model, the course covers the supersymmetry algebra, its representations, the Witten Index, and the resulting constraints on quantum dynamics. We then move on to introduce supersymmetric field theories in three space-time dimensions consisting of scalars and fermions while giving a basic introduction to symmetry currents, the classical and quantum Wilsonian renormalization group flow, moduli spaces, spurions, and non-renormalization arguments. The course culminates in a study of simple dualities in three-dimensional supersymmetric abelian gauge theories. We conclude with a discussion of supersymmetry in four space-time dimensions and, time permitting, the embedding of our constructions in string theory.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Climate Change LawLawSOLM136Full year7NoNo

                  Climate Change Law

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Ms Angeliki Papantoniou

                  Description: Climate Change Law and Policy Application focuses on specific aspects of international, regional and national law in relation to climate change: Human Rights, international and national litigation, state responsibility, non-state actors and participation, capacity building and trade and climate change. There is also an overview of the core principles of the UNFCCC regime , including the Paris agreement and principles of international environmental law applicable to climate change, both of which are examined in depth in Climate Change Law.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Water LawLawSOLM137Semester 27YesNo

                  Water Law

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Rebecca Bates

                  Description: Water Law is a module examining the ecology and legal management of water. The legal area forms part of the wider body of environmental, international and economic law. It consider topics including the transboundary management of water resources, the human right to water, initiatives improve water service, privatisation, the role of water in energy production and the trade of water as a good or service.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  MSc Astrophysics Research ProjectPhysics and AstronomySPA7000PFull year7NoNo

                  MSc Astrophysics Research Project

                  Credits: 60.0
                  Contact: Prof David Burgess

                  Description: The MSc project involves a critical review of a chosen topic in modern astrophysics, and may include some original research. Students write a dissertation summarising current research in that chosen field and the extent of their own investigations.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 7
                  Tax System Design and Policy in Emerging and Developing EconomiesLawSOLM121Semester 17YesNo

                  Tax System Design and Policy in Emerging and Developing Economies

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  Description: The module considers tax system design and tax policy issues relevant to emerging and developing economies. It examines tax policy and design issues regarding the choice of taxes, expanding the tax base, expanding the tax net, encouraging taxpayer compliance and strengthening administrative capacity. In this context it considers the political economy of direct and indirect taxes, the incidence of taxation, fiscal federalism and the impact of tax treaties. It will also look at options for reform of existing systems and for improving tax administration and collection in emerging and developing economies.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  International Tax Law in PracticeLawSOLM120Full year7NoNo

                  International Tax Law in Practice

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Mrs Joy Svasti-Salee
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SOLM119

                  Description: The module focus is on how multinational enterprises are structured and operate. In particular, the module will cover how groups finance their business, structure their operations and own and protect their intellectual property. There will also be some consideration of the impact of mergers, acquisitions, disposals and reorganisations. The module will also look at the challenges created by new forms of technology and new ways of doing business. The module will discuss these issues from the viewpoint of the enterprise and of the relevant revenue authorities.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Supersymmetric Methods in Theoretical PhysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA7031PSemester 27YesNo

                  Supersymmetric Methods in Theoretical Physics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Matthew Buican
                  Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA7018P

                  Description: This course introduces core concepts in supersymmetry that can be applied to quantitatively understand a broad variety of physical systems and is a complement to the AQFT and FMQFT modules. Starting with supersymmetric quantum mechanics as a toy model, the course covers the supersymmetry algebra, its representations, the Witten Index, and the resulting constraints on quantum dynamics. We then move on to introduce supersymmetric field theories in three space-time dimensions consisting of scalars and fermions while giving a basic introduction to symmetry currents, the classical and quantum Wilsonian renormalization group flow, moduli spaces, spurions, and non-renormalization arguments. The course culminates in a study of simple dualities in three-dimensional supersymmetric abelian gauge theories. We conclude with a discussion of supersymmetry in four space-time dimensions and, time permitting, the embedding of our constructions in string theory.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  International Arbitration and EnergyLawSOLM163Semester 27YesNo

                  International Arbitration and Energy

                  Credits: 30.0
                  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% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Advanced CosmologyPhysics and AstronomySPA7028USemester 27YesNo

                  Advanced Cosmology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Karim Malik
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA6311 and take SPA6308

                  Description: This module covers advanced concepts of modern cosmology, and in particular will introduce the student to cosmological perturbation theory. It discusses the observed structure of the universe, how these structures formed, and how they can be used to test our theories and models of the universe. The module will also discuss recent and upcoming experiments and large scale structure surveys and their relevance for cosmology.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Physics Review ProjectPhysics and AstronomySPA6913Full year6NoYes

                  Physics Review Project

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Craig Agnor

                  QMUL Model Available to: Selected students in the School of Physics and Astronomy 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: You will examine a specialised area of physics by directed reading and independent study. You will learn to use scientific research literature databases. You will develop the skill of writing a scientific review summarising current knowledge in a field of physics. You may enrol for this project only with the permission of the Module Organiser for MSci projects. Open only to 3rd year MSci students.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 30.00% Practical
                  Level: 6
                  NetworkingSPA_6_S
                  Advanced CosmologyPhysics and AstronomySPA7028PSemester 27YesNo

                  Advanced Cosmology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Karim Malik

                  Description: This module covers advanced concepts of modern cosmology, and in particular will introduce the student to cosmological perturbation theory. It discusses the observed structure of the universe, how these structures formed, and how they can be used to test our theories and models of the universe. The module will also discuss recent and upcoming experiments and large scale structure surveys and their relevance for cosmology.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Extended Independent ProjectPhysics and AstronomySPA6776Full year6NoYes

                  Extended Independent Project

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Craig Agnor

                  QMUL Model Available to: Selected students in the School of Physics and Astronomy 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: "You will initially register for the extended project PHY776. This module provides you with the experience of working, independently, on a problem within physics (often using the resources found within a research group of the department). These may be problems in experimental, computational or theoretical physics or a project in astronomy. A list of projects is available on the extensive projects homepage containing a brief description of the projects on offer and the supervisors of those projects. You shall arrange a project by reading these pages and meeting with potential supervisors. Associated with the project is a weekly mandatory seminar to which you will occasionally be expected to contribute. In the light of adequate progress during the first semester you may, after producing a report, be relegated to a 15 credits Independent Project following careful consideration by a panel of staff (Supervisor, CO and DCO)."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 30.00% Practical
                  Level: 6
                  NetworkingSPA_6_S
                  DissertationLawSOLM903Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation

                  Credits: 60.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SOLM923 or take SOLM904 or take SOLM905 or take SOLM906 or take SOLM910 or take SOLM911 or take SOLM921

                  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
                  DissertationLawSOLM902Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation

                  Credits: 45.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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
                  Physical CosmologyPhysics and AstronomySPA6311PSemester 16YesNo

                  Physical Cosmology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Philip Bull
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA7005P

                  Description: "This module covers the essential concepts of modern cosmology, and in particular introduces the student to what has become known as the ""cosmological standard model"". It discusses the structure and properties of the universe as we observe it today, its evolution and the the underlying physical concepts, and the observations that formed our understanding of the universe."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Physical CosmologyPhysics and AstronomySPA6311Semester 16YesNo

                  Physical Cosmology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Philip Bull
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA7005U

                  Description: "This module covers the essential concepts of modern cosmology, and in particular introduces the student to what has become known as the ""cosmological standard model"". It discusses the structure and properties of the universe as we observe it today, its evolution and the the underlying physical concepts, and the observations that formed our understanding of the universe."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Spacetime and GravityPhysics and AstronomySPA6308Semester 16YesNo

                  Spacetime and Gravity

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Ricardo Monteiro

                  Description: "This course presents the essential concepts of both special and general relativity. The emphasis is on the physical understanding of the theory and the mathematical development is kept simple, although more detailed treatments are included for those who wish to follow them; space-time diagrams being are used extensively. The course includes discussion of the big bang and black holes."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 85.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Condensed Matter APhysics and AstronomySPA5228Semester 25YesNo

                  Condensed Matter A

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Terence John Dennis

                  Description: "This module provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts in modern condensed matter physics. The atomic structures of both crystalline and non-crystalline substances will be discussed. We will see how these structures can arise from surprisingly simple potential models, and how in turn they influence the interesting and useful properties of materials."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  Electromagnetic Waves and OpticsPhysics and AstronomySPA5222Semester 25YesNo

                  Electromagnetic Waves and Optics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr William Sutherland
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA4210

                  Description: The course is aimed at giving a coverage of electromagnetic wave theory and of optics. It will act as a bridge between a first year course of introductory electromagnetism and a course on vibrations and waves to give an understanding of optics in terms of electromagnetic waves.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  ThermodynamicsPhysics and AstronomySPA5219Semester 15YesNo

                  Thermodynamics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Jan Mol
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA4121

                  Description: Thermal and Kinetic Physics is a course designed as an introduction to the notion of energy and its transformations. The thermodynamic methodology that is constructed, largely through the paradigm of the ideal gas, is widely applicable throughout the realm of physics. We begin by developing a language capable of dealing with the thermodynamic method and this requires that concepts of equilibrium and temperature are disentangled before work and heat are described in detail en route to the First Law of Thermodynamics. With the First Law many things become readily accessible to an analytic approach previously unavailable including; engines, refrigerators and heat pumps. Entropy will then make a natural appearance as a macroscopic thermodynamic variable in the build up to the Second Law of Thermodynamics with a brief look at its microscopic origins. New thermodynamic potentials including the Gibbs potential and the Helmholtz free energy, and their applications, are discussed in order to generalise further the thermodynamic method. Phase changes for simple systems are briefly covered and the Third law of Thermodynamics described. Finally an introduction to the kinetic description of gases in equilibrium and of phenomena such as diffusion and heat conduction will complete the module.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  Differential Geometry in Theoretical PhysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA7027PSemester 17NoNo

                  Differential Geometry in Theoretical Physics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Constantinos Papageorgakis
                  Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA7018P

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Differential Geometry in Theoretical PhysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA7027USemester 17NoNo

                  Differential Geometry in Theoretical Physics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Constantinos Papageorgakis
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA6324 and take SPA6308
                  Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA7018U

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Euromasters Project/DissertationPhysics and AstronomySPA7026PFull year7NoNo

                  Euromasters Project/Dissertation

                  Credits: 120.0
                  Contact: Dr Rodolfo Russo

                  Description: Students will develop design, experimental, computational or analytical skills through the independent study of a problem in physics. They will learn to write a scientific report summarising results of an independent investigation, placing them in a physics context, and detailing the methods used and the results obtained. The project will run through both semesters and will involve a report and an oral presentation.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 70.00% Dissertation
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
                  • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
                  Level: 7
                  Dissertation in LawsLawSOLM900Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Laws

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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
                  DissertationLawSOLM901Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 ArbitrationLawSOLM256Semester 27NoNo

                  International Commercial Arbitration

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Daniel Behn

                  Description: This is an introductory module on the law and practice of international commercial arbitration. This one-semester module is aimed at students who do not specialise in dispute resolution and therefore does not require prior knowledge of the subject. However, the module may still be suitable for those not specialising in dispute resolution, but have some knowledge of the topic and would like to explore it in some further detail. This module will consider most of the key themes covered in the specialist arbitration modules but in less detail.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Reinsurance Law and International Risk TransferLawSOLM255Semester 27NoNo

                  Reinsurance Law and International Risk Transfer

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer

                  Description: Reinsurance involves insurance (and reinsurance) companies insuring all or part of the risks they write with other (re)insurance companies. Reinsurance is required by regulators but also makes business sense since it allows insurance companies to increase their capacity to write insurance. In this module we are looking at traditional reinsurance and innovative reinsurance solutions. We consider how reinsurance contracts are formed and how they can be structured. By reference to typical reinsurance market wordings, we will consider the interaction between the underlying insurance contract and the reinsurance contract and how their relationships impacts on the reinsurance terms and claims. We will also examine the structure and regulation of insurance-linked securities which are a means of risk transfer to, and of financing insurance risk in, the capital markets. London is one of the world centres of the reinsurance industry and the London reinsurance market is amongst the leaders in developing innovative reinsurance solutions. This module will provide a thorough understanding of this important and rapidly developing area of law and practice. English law is the governing law applied to Lloyd¿s and London market insurance and reinsurance policies, and is frequently chosen as governing law for international reinsurance transactions. The LLM in Insurance Law, of which this module forms part, opens up lucrative career opportunities in the global insurance and reinsurance industry, the legal sector, management consultancies and the financial services industry generally.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  WTO Law: Fundamental PrinciplesLawSOLM192Semester 27NoNo

                  WTO Law: Fundamental Principles

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Gabriel Gari

                  Description: The module examines the fundamental principles of the law of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Topics covered include sources of WTO law, the relationship between WTO law and international and domestic law, the WTO dispute settlement system, and substantive rules on market access (tariffs and non-tariff barriers), non-discrimination (national treatment and most-favoured nation treatment) and rules aimed at balancing free trade and non-trade concerns. The module provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the regulatory framework underpinning the multilateral trading system. On completion of the module, students should be able to advice public authorities, private companies or civil society organisations on the consistency of market access restrictions and discriminatory measures affecting international trade with WTO Law and on the remedies available for breaches of WTO Law.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Elementary Particle PhysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA6306Semester 26YesNo

                  Elementary Particle Physics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Ulla Blumenschein

                  Description: "An introduction to the standard model of particle physics - the strong and electroweak interactions between the basic constituents of the world, quarks and leptons, via the exchange of gluons, photons and W and Z particles. Recent results on CP violation and neutrino mixing. The search for the Higgs particle. Beyond the standard model - Grand unified theories and supersymmetry."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Mathematical Techniques 3Physics and AstronomySPA5218Semester 15YesNo

                  Mathematical Techniques 3

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Alston Misquitta
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA4122

                  Description: In this module some advanced mathematical techniques are developed in the context of solving real physical problems. Computer algebra (MAPLE) is used in the practical classes to enable you to learn a professional physicists approach to real problem-solving.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Art and MoneyLawSOLM230Semester 27YesNo

                  Art and Money

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal

                  Description: This module will examine the function of art and other cultural objects as financial assets. This involves seeing historic and artistic chattels from the point of view of wealth management (via investment, capital appreciation and leasing potential) and as collateral for transactions that are otherwise unrelated (art pledges, mortgages and charges). Since the investment in and taking of security over such assets necessarily involves questions of title, title warranties and title retention terms will also be examined. The module will also consider the treatment of art and cultural property in times of financial turmoil and insolvency. The main question here will be whether such cultural objects can be protected during corporate restructuring or insolvency, or indeed governmental/state financial difficulties. The module will end by considering the new area of art financing and alternative funding models for the acquisition of art.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  E-Commerce RegulationLawSOLM220Semester 17YesNo

                  E-Commerce Regulation

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Christopher Reed

                  Description: "This module examines the theoretical basis of the legal and regulatory framework within which online commercial transactions have to be undertaken (bearing in mind that there is much commercial activity which is, ostensibly, 'free' ¿ Facebook and Google are prime examples). It does this through the lens of legitimate authority, asking the fundamental question: 'Why should an e-commerce business accept this particular law and comply with it?' This question arises because of the regulatory and legal difficulties involved in e-commerce as a cross-border activity. The proposition that an e-commerce business must obey all the laws of the world is, simply, both unrealistic in practice and unsustainable in theory. The first part of the module examines jurisprudential theory in some depth, and the second part applies this theory to particular areas of e-commerce activity to explain how law and regulation there works (or, often, doesn¿t work). Because e-commerce is a global activity it doesn't examine the law of one country alone, but focuses on the underlying principles for regulation, how they differ between jurisdictions, the justifications for and limits on national lawmaking, and how e-commerce businesses respond to regulation. This module uses elements of lawmaking and regulatory theory to illuminate how e-commerce regulation operates in practice."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Functional Methods in Quantum Field TheoryPhysics and AstronomySPA7024USemester 17YesNo

                  Functional Methods in Quantum Field Theory

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Rodolfo Russo
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA5304
                  Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA7018U

                  Description: The module will introduce Feynman's path integral formulation of Quantum Mechanics and apply it to study of Quantum Field Theory (QFT). Emphasis will be given to the role of symmetries (Ward identities), the renormalisation group and the idea of effective action. The concept of Wilson's effective action and the different nature of (ir)relevant/marginal terms will be discussed. Simple scalar theories will provide the example where to apply the concepts and the techniques introduced. The course will also touch on some more advanced topics, such as quantum anomalies and conformal field theories.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Functional Methods in Quantum Field TheoryPhysics and AstronomySPA7024PSemester 17YesNo

                  Functional Methods in Quantum Field Theory

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Rodolfo Russo
                  Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA7018P

                  Description: The module will introduce Feynman's path integral formulation of Quantum Mechanics and apply it to the study of Quantum Field Theory (QFT). Emphasis will be given to the role of symmetries (Ward identities), the renormalisation group and the idea of effective action. The concept of Wilson's effective action and the different nature of (ir)relevant/marginal terms will be discussed. Simple scalar theories will provide the example where to apply the concepts and the techniques introduced. The course will also touch on some more advanced topics, such as quantum anomalies and conformal field theories.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Stellar Structure and EvolutionPhysics and AstronomySPA7023USemester 17YesNo

                  Stellar Structure and Evolution

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Richard Nelson

                  Description: "Stars are important constituents of the universe. This module starts from well known physical phenomena such as gravity, mass conservation, pressure balance, radiative transfer of energy and energy generation from the conversion of hydrogen to helium. From these, it deduces stellar properties that can be observed (that is, luminosity and effective temperature or their equivalents such as magnitude and colour) and compares the theoretical with the actual. In general good agreement is obtained but with a few discrepancies so that for a few classes of stars, other physical effects such as convection, gravitational energy generation and degeneracy pressure have to be included. This allows an understanding of pre-main sequence and dwarf stages of evolution of stars, as well as the helium flash and supernova stages."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Art and Intellectual PropertyLawSOLM229Semester 27YesNo

                  Art and Intellectual Property

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Gaetano Dimita

                  Description: This module will examine the interplay between art and intellectual property, in particular copyright, including digital issues. The module will involve a comparative approach, looking in depth at the protection of intangible rights in the UK, before comparing this with the regimes of other countries (namely France and the United States). the module will focus on the related intellectual property rights that impact the art trade: moral rights and the artists' resale right. The module will then look specifically at museum and gallery practice to see the effect of the 2014 UK copyright changes. This will cover the two 'orphan works' schemes, extended collective licensing and the new copyright exceptions, many of which are aimed specifically at the museum and heritage sector

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  International Environmental LawLawSOLM134Semester 17YesNo

                  International Environmental Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Malgosia Fitzmaurice

                  Description: This course focuses on international legal and institutional arrangements concerning the management of the environment. It examines both theoretical and practical dimensions of these arrangements. This course explores some of the most salient aspects of the expanding area of international environmental law. It examines, in particular, global environmental issues that have risen to the top of the international law and policy agenda in the wake of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio Conference) and the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development and 2015 UN Goals . It deals with the fundamental questions of IEL : the precautionary principles ; polluter pays principle, environmental impact assessment. The notion of sustainable development occupies an important place in this course. It provides an acknowledgment that environmental law needs to be considered at the same time as social and economic dimensions of development The module is linked with human rights law and economic law (WTO).

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Terrorism, Migration and Human RightsLawSOLM175Semester 27YesNo

                  Terrorism, Migration and Human Rights

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Elspeth Guild

                  Description: "This module looks at the relationship of terrorism, human rights and migration. Among the key questions will be the relationship of foreigners to threat, the treatment of suspected terrorists through immigration laws, the entitlement of foreigners to protection against return to persecution and torture (as refugees) and the transformation of the technologies around movement of people across international borders which are driven by terrorism related concerns. The module is designed to provide students with an overview of the law around terrorism and how it intersects with migration and border crossing issues. The module will include: an introduction to the course from citizens to foreigners including Human Rights, Political Violence, Terrorism and Extradition. We will examine the issues around refugees, political violence/terrorism and the principle of non-refoulement and how they interact with the prohibition on torture in the context of terrorism allegations. The question of the political issue of diplomatic assurances and legal obligations of protection will be examined as well as the convergence of terrorism, criminal law and refugee protection. The use of digital means by state authorities to counter terrorism and the use of the personal data of foreigners will also be part of the reflections of this course. Students will have an opportunity to present in class their research."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Comparative Immigration LawLawSOLM174Full year7NoNo

                  Comparative Immigration Law

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Prakash Shah

                  Description: This module relates developments in migration law to wider socio-political developments including decolonisation, nationalism, and economic demands; race and ethnicity in immigration laws; marriage and families in immigration law; gender and spouses in migration laws; international and comparative refugee law; how states compete for skilled migrants; immigration law as an aspect of Europeanisation; how states create and deal with irregular migration.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  E-Commerce TransactionsLawSOLM219Semester 27YesNo

                  E-Commerce Transactions

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Christopher Reed

                  Description: This module examines the law relating to online commercial transactions (bearing in mind that there is much commercial activity which is, ostensibly, 'free' - Facebook and Google are prime examples). It focuses on the law which governs a range of online transactions, including contracting, signatures and online marketplaces. Because e-commerce is a global activity we don¿t examine the law of one country alone (though we will inevitably look at more UK and EU law than that of anywhere else). Our focus is on the underlying principles which are common to all jurisdictions, and the differences in some areas - the theory is that if you understand these, you will be able to analyse any particular national law and apply it to the particular e-commerce activity in question.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Stellar Structure and EvolutionPhysics and AstronomySPA7023PSemester 17YesNo

                  Stellar Structure and Evolution

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Richard Nelson

                  Description: "Stars are important constituents of the universe. This module starts from well known physical phenomena such as gravity, mass conservation, pressure balance, radiative transfer of energy and energy generation from the conversion of hydrogen to helium. From these, it deduces stellar properties that can be observed (that is, luminosity and effective temperature or their equivalents such as magnitude and colour) and compares the theoretical with the actual. In general good agreement is obtained but with a few discrepancies so that for a few classes of stars, other physical effects such as convection, gravitational energy generation and degeneracy pressure have to be included. This allows an understanding of pre-main sequence and dwarf stages of evolution of stars, as well as the helium flash and supernova stages."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  International Energy TransactionsLawSOLM162Semester 27NoNo

                  International Energy Transactions

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Ms Norah Gallagher

                  Description: 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 focuses on the applicable laws and contract provisions for each type of transaction including upstream contacts including JOA's. The module also looks at the project finance structure used in large energy transactions, for example, a power plant or LNG liquefaction plant as well as reserve base lending in upstream explorations. The unconventional market and LNG value chain and their impact on the global market are considered in the context of the energy transition and the future role of gas as a lower CO2 option. Nuclear power remains part of the energy matrix of many states being a low carbon process, highly efficient and thus ensuring energy security.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Solar SystemPhysics and AstronomySPA7022USemester 17YesNo

                  Solar System

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Richard Donnison

                  Description: "As the planetary system most familiar to us, the Solar System presents the best opportunity to study questions about the origin of life and how enormous complexity arise from simple physical systems in general. This module surveys the physical and dynamical properties of the Solar System. It focuses on the formation, evolution, structure, and interaction of the Sun, planets, satellites, rings, asteroids, and comets. The module applies basic physical and mathematical principles needed for the study, such as fluid dynamics, electrodynamics, orbital dynamics, solid mechanics, and elementary differential equations. However, prior knowledge in these topics is not needed, as they will be introduced as required. The module will also include discussions of very recent, exciting developments in the formation of planetary and satellite systems and extrasolar planets (planetary migration, giant impacts, and exoplanetary atmospheres)."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Solar SystemPhysics and AstronomySPA7022PSemester 17YesNo

                  Solar System

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Richard Donnison

                  Description: "As the planetary system most familiar to us, the Solar System presents the best opportunity to study questions about the origin of life and how enormous complexity arise from simple physical systems in general. This module surveys the physical and dynamical properties of the Solar System. It focuses on the formation, evolution, structure, and interaction of the Sun, planets, satellites, rings, asteroids, and comets. The module applies basic physical and mathematical principles needed for the study, such as fluid dynamics, electrodynamics, orbital dynamics, solid mechanics, and elementary differential equations. However, prior knowledge in these topics is not needed, as they will be introduced as required. The module will also include discussions of very recent, exciting developments in the formation of planetary and satellite systems and extrasolar planets (planetary migration, giant impacts, and exoplanetary atmospheres)."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Ethics of Migration and AsylumLawSOLM173Full year7NoNo

                  Ethics of Migration and Asylum

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Richard Ashcroft

                  Description: "This module introduces the main philosophical and ethical debates concerning border control, citizenship, migration and refugee/asylum-seeker status. It sets out the arguments for and against ¿open borders¿, the political theory of citizenship and the nation state, and the relationships between citizens¿ rights and universal human rights. As well as matters of general philosophical principle, we will look at the ethics of border control practices, from identity cards and entry controls to surveillance and access to public services, detention and repatriation. We will also consider the cultural dimensions of migration control, in particular the relationship between discourses of security, citizenship, and race/ethnicity/cultural difference."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  International Tax LawLawSOLM119Semester 27YesNo

                  International Tax Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Mrs Joy Svasti-Salee

                  Description: The module is designed for students who wish to gain an understanding of the key concepts of international tax law and of how multinational enterprises are taxed on their profits. It is also designed to equip students to participate in International Tax Law in Practice, for which it is a prerequisite. The module covers the basic principles of jurisdiction to tax, the factors used by countries in imposing taxes and the issues governing major types of income. It looks at how conflicts lead to international double taxation, the problems this creates for international trade and solutions provided for in double taxation treaties. The taxation of multinational enterprises has become a political issue, with the G20 and the OECD undertaking substantial work to address Base Erosion and Profit Shifting. This work has progressed rapidly and features prominently in the module.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Principles of TaxationLawSOLM118Semester 17YesNo

                  Principles of Taxation

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  Description: The module covers the structure, principles, rules and application of a selection of taxes from a multi-jurisdictional and comparative perspective. In particular, the module looks at the taxation of individual income and wealth, the taxation of corporations and indirect taxation, as well as taxation at the sub-national level and tax administration. This is crucial not only for an understanding of specific domestic tax systems and the options available in designing domestic tax systems, but also to an understanding of the international tax system, which is determined by the interaction of national tax systems.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  International and Comparative Petroleum Law and ContractsLawSOLM161Semester 17YesNo

                  International and Comparative Petroleum Law and Contracts

                  Credits: 30.0
                  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
                  Parliamentary StudiesPolitics and International RelationsPOL373Semester 16NoNo

                  Parliamentary Studies

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Daniel Gover

                  Description: Every democracy has a legislature which performs a number of key functions, most obviously representation and scrutiny and, in the case of parliamentary systems, the formation, maintenance and possibly the dismissal of governments. This module focuses on the way that the UK parliament performs those functions, focusing not just on formal processes but also on cultural norms and ideological conflict. It will (with the help of staff from the House of Commons and a visit to Westminster) look, among other things, at the role of MPs both in the Commons and in their constituency, at the House of Lords, at Select Committees and the scrutiny they carry out, at the organisation and cohesion of parliamentary parties, at legislative-executive relations, and - of course - at how laws are made.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Research Methods for AstrophysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA7020PSemester 17NoNo

                  Research Methods for Astrophysics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof David Burgess

                  Description: "Research in astrophysics builds on a vast body of literature and archived data. This module is an introduction to research methods which exploit existing information sources in astrophysics. The module serves as preparation for the research project which forms a major part of the MSc programme. In this module students will learn how to review and evaluate with critical insight, the current state of research of a chosen area in astrophysics. They will receive training in writing academic reports in an appropriate style, and will learn how to convey research material in a presentation. Additional topics will be included so that students are prepared for project work at an advanced level. These can include specific exercises in using astronomical data archives, scientific word processing, mathematical skills, using mathematical and data analysis packages, project planning, etc."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
                  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Independent ProjectPhysics and AstronomySPA6709Semester 16NoYes

                  Independent Project

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Craig Agnor

                  QMUL Model Available to: Selected students in the School of Physics and Astronomy 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: "This module provides you with the experience of working, independently, on a problem within physics (often using the resources found within a research group of the department). These may be problems in experimental, computational or theoretical physics or a project in astronomy. A list of projects is available on the extensive projects homepage and this contains brief descriptions of the projects on offer, and the supervisors of those projects. You shall arrange a project by reading these pages and meeting with potential supervisors. Associated with the project is a weekly seminar to which you will contribute."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 30.00% Practical
                  Level: 6
                  NetworkingSPA_6_S
                  Nationalism and Ethnicity in International RelationsPolitics and International RelationsPOL371Semester 26YesNo

                  Nationalism and Ethnicity in International Relations

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Brendan O'Duffy

                  Description: The aim of this module is to study the impact of nationalism and ethnicity in international relations by combining a theoretical approach with the study of a range of case-studies to be developed after reading week. The module considers the concepts of nation and nationalism in classical social theory by examining the work of Marx, Durkheim and Weber. It then moves on to analyze a range of theories of nationalism formulated in the twentieth century with a particular focus on the work of B. Anderson, E. Gellner, and A. Smith. The first part of the module concludes by exploring whether nationalism and cosmopolitanism can ever be compatible.
                  The module proceeds by examining the relationship between ethnicity and self-determination. It also studies the role of ethnicity in the development of fascist and Nazi regimes across Europe; a topic which is employed as springboard for the analysis of migration and the rise of the radical right across today's Europe. It concludes by considering the relationship between ethnicity and violence.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  International Natural Resources LawLawSOLM254Semester 27YesNo

                  International Natural Resources Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Rebecca Bates

                  Description: The international legal regime relating to natural resources is complex and multi-dimensional. It is found in many places, based on doctrines of public international law, regional and local laws as well specific treaty obligations. It is also a dynamic area of international law as changes in technology and environmental awareness of the impact of such developments have led to further changes in legal regime. Concepts in Natural Resources Law: Climate, Energy and Water intersects and supports the study of other disciplines including international environmental law, energy law, as well as international investment law and international economic law. Concepts in Natural Resources Law: Climate, Energy and Water examines the area of International Natural Resources Law from a multi-dimensional perspective with a particular emphasis on climate, energy and water resources. The impact of globalisation and international legal rules on activities in the natural resources sector will be explored throughout the unit.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  The Physics of GalaxiesPhysics and AstronomySPA6305PSemester 26YesNo

                  The Physics of Galaxies

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr David Tsiklauri
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA7010P

                  Description: "Galaxies are the building blocks of the universe and deserve the extensive study they now enjoy. This course applies basic physical ideas to astronomical observations, exploring the properties of galaxies themselves and the evolution of structure in the universe."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  The Physics of GalaxiesPhysics and AstronomySPA6305Semester 26YesNo

                  The Physics of Galaxies

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr David Tsiklauri
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA7010U

                  Description: "Galaxies are the building blocks of the universe and deserve the extensive study they now enjoy. This course applies basic physical ideas to astronomical observations, exploring the properties of galaxies themselves and the evolution of structure in the universe."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Introduction to Scientific ComputingPhysics and AstronomySPA5666Semester 25YesYes

                  Introduction to Scientific Computing

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Anthony Phillips
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA4121 and take SPA4122 and take SPA4401 and take SPA4402 and take SPA4210

                  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 a general introduction to numerical problem solving with the programming language Python. Scientific computing provides an inherently interdisciplinary approach to problem solving; one that combines aspects of applied mathematics, computer science, and software engineering with concepts and models from the physical sciences.

                  In this module basic aspects of scientific computation, including computer number representations, machine precision, discretisation of equations, error and uncertainty, will be discussed. The mathematical underpinnings of numerical methods of problem solving will be developed, including numerical integration and differentiation, searching, data fitting, interpolation, matrix computing, and solving differential equations.

                  These theoretical topics will be put into practice during weekly computational laboratory exercises where computer programs will be written that utilise a variety of numerical techniques to solve problems. Authentic examples from the physical sciences and industry and will be explored.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
                  Relativity and GravitationPhysics and AstronomySPA7019USemester 17YesNo

                  Relativity and Gravitation

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Timothy Clifton
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA6308

                  Description: "This module offers an explanation of the fundamental principles of General Relativity. This involves the analysis of particles in a given gravitational field and the propagation of electromagnetic waves in a gravitational field. The derivation of Einstein's field equations from basic principles is included. The derivation of the Schwarzchild solution and the analysis of the Kerr solution inform discussion of physical aspects of strong gravitational fields around black holes. The generation, propagation and detection of gravitational waves is mathematically analysed and a discussion of weak general relativistic effects in the Solar System and binary pulsars is included as a discussion of the experimental tests of General Relativity."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Physics LaboratoryPhysics and AstronomySPA5201Semester 25YesNo

                  Physics Laboratory

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Alan Drew
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA4103

                  Description: This course aims to illustrate some important aspects of physics through experimental measurements. The course will be marked by continuous assessment of student laboratory notebooks, which will not be allowed to be removed from the laboratory. Students will perform a number of experiments over the term and will then have to write a scientific paper on one of the experiments that they have performed. The experiments are: Alpha particle spectroscopy; Thermal equation of state and critical point of ethane, Hall effect measurement of germanium; Building a Helium Neon Laser; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; Building a Michelson Interferometer and measuring the magnetostriction of metals and the refractive index of air; X-ray diffraction spectroscopy; The Zeeman effect.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  Political AnalysisPolitics and International RelationsPOL105Full year4NoNo

                  Political Analysis

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Brendan O'Duffy

                  Description: This module serves as an introduction to a politics degree and the ideas, skills, methods and knowledge required to succeed in your studies of politics. You will be trained in a range of study and research skills, from enhancing your ability to write analytically to learning how to interpret a wide variety of political texts. You will also have the opportunity to interact with your personal tutor and conduct a small, independent research project. The module is taught through lectures and seminars, as well as through direct contact with your personal advisor.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 20.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Energy Decommissioning and Waste Management in International LawLawSOLM252Semester 27YesNo

                  Energy Decommissioning and Waste Management in International Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Tibisay Morgandi

                  Description: The module on Energy Decommissioning and Waste Management in International Law examines the legal issues arising in connection with the decommissioning of energy infrastructure and the management of waste in the energy sector, both from a theoretical and practical perspective.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Exploitation of Energy Resources in Disputed AreasLawSOLM251Semester 17YesNo

                  Exploitation of Energy Resources in Disputed Areas

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Tibisay Morgandi

                  Description: The module on Exploitation of Energy Resources in Disputed Areas examines the international legal issues arising in connection with exploration and exploitation of energy resources in disputed areas (both onshore and offshore, eg the South China Sea) from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It examines international rules and practices relating to disputed areas and how exploitation can proceed even when agreement on a boundary delimitation cannot be reached.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
                  Level: 7
                  International Merger Control: The JurisdictionsLawSOLM249Semester 17NoNo

                  International Merger Control: The Jurisdictions

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Eyad Dabbah
                  Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SOLM053

                  Description: Within the field of competition law, merger control has attracted special attention. The reason for this attention can be found in the special nature of mergers as a business phenomenon, especially when compared with other business phenomena, such as abuse of dominance by firms or cartel activities. The process of relentless globalisation which has been developing since the 1990s has meant that merger operations can produce an effect on the conditions of competition in more than one jurisdiction. This means that, quite inevitably, regulatory approval in more than one jurisdiction may need to be sought. Such a consequence ¿ as is widely accepted ¿ can give rise to uncertainty for the firms concerned and cause huge expense and significant delay. Those who are involved in advising business firms in a merger situation are also not immune from the uncertainty when merger operations have to be notified to more than one competition authority. Often legal advisors have to answer extremely difficult questions in merger cases, such as whether notification of the merger to the competition authorities in one or more jurisdictions is necessary or mandatory or even desirable; which authorities need to be notified; what is required for this purpose and how to go about notifying the authorities concerned; and how will the authorities assess the merger, including any relevant time framework within which they will operate and ultimately reach a decision in a given case.

                  The Module will aim at a thorough examination of the highly important phenomena of international mergers and their regulation worldwide. Different merger control regimes worldwide and their operation will be an important part of the focus in the Module.

                  The Module will be taught in a very practical manner, to reflect the very nature of the topic. A highly interesting range of case studies and the knowledge and expertise of practitioners in the field will be a key aspect of the course. The Module should prove to be attractive for students attending other competition law courses and those with an `international¿ dimension in other areas of commercial orientation on the LLM.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Art Disputes and their ResolutionsLawSOLM228Semester 27NoNo

                  Art Disputes and their Resolutions

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Debbie De Girolamo

                  Description: This module will explore the many ways in which art disputes can be resolved including litigation and alternative processes to litigation. It will examine specifically the public processes of litigation in national courts, administrative tribunals and international tribunals, and also private processes such as arbitration, mediation and other alternative processes. In so doing, it will consider the nature of the art dispute, the appropriate methods to resolve the disputes, and the remedies and solutions available. This will be led in seminar style, with lecture and interactive participation from students through exercises and dialogue.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  International Investment LawLawSOLM189Semester 17YesNo

                  International Investment Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Angelos Dimopoulos
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SOLM048

                  Description: This module offers a comprehensive treatment of international law governing foreign investments. It identifies and analyses the sources, scope and content of the substantive international law rules that determine investor-State relationships, and discusses their application in practice. It examines the international law context within which investment law rules emerge and the substantive principles and standards that apply to investor-state relationships. It highlights the overlaps, similarities and differences divergent investment legal instruments enabling students to give advice about the application of investment law in specific cases.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Art and Cultural ValuesLawSOLM227Semester 17YesNo

                  Art and Cultural Values

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: To Be Confirmed

                  Description: This module will examine the cultural values and ethical considerations that guide both the public and private treatment and management of art and cultural property. This extends down from the values accepted in widely followed internationals conventions like the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, into national law, and finally into the ethical guidelines and codes of museums and other cultural institutions. The approach will also be sensitive to non-Western approaches to 'cultural property' and will consider the alternative conceptions of cultural dominion, guardianship and responsibility. Finally, the module will address the issues stemming from requests and claims for restitution and repatriation of cultural objects.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Professional Skills for ScientistsPhysics and AstronomySPA4601Semester 24YesNo

                  Professional Skills for Scientists

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Ulla Blumenschein

                  Description: This module develops professional and computational skills that are fundamental to the discipline, enable student engagement with employers, and expand student networks. Students develop introductory computational skills including using and writing computer programs to model physical systems, analyse quantitative data, and solve problems. These computational skills are applicable to any role that requires quantitative analysis and evidence-based decision making. Students will become proficient in preparing professional quality documents including scientific project reports, presentations and job application materials.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
                  • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
                  Media RegulationLawSOLM217Semester 17YesNo

                  Media Regulation

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Mr Gavin Sutter

                  Description: "Within the field of media law, there are a range of sector-specific regulatory systems, each of which raises complex practical and ethical questions. This course will examine each of these using English law as a case-study (international comparisons may be raised as and where appropriate, in particular in the context of discussion with students commenting on the approaches taken in their home jurisdictions)."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Dissertation: Energy and Natural Resources LawLawQLLP205Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation: Energy and Natural Resources Law

                  Credits: 45.0
                  Contact: Prof Maxi Charlotte Scherer

                  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: International Business LawLawQLLP204Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation: International Business Law

                  Credits: 45.0
                  Contact: Dr Andromachi Georgosouli

                  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 Law.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 7
                  Law and Authority in a Global ContextLawSOLM187Semester 27YesNo

                  Law and Authority in a Global Context

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Hans Lindahl

                  Description: The course offers a theory of law and authority in a context marked by the globalisation of inclusion and exclusion. It analyses this issue in five lectures/seminars: (1) the passage from state-centric law to global legal pluralism; (2) (global) legal ordering as a process of including and excluding ; (3) the contestation of emergent global legal orders by alter- and anti-globalisation movements; (4) authority and struggles for recognition; (5) Global constitutionalism and its limits. Drawing on insights from legal and political theory, it proposes a model of legal order that explains how globalisation transforms law and how law gives shape to globalisation processes.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Comparative Law MethodologyLawSOLM186Semester 27YesNo

                  Comparative Law Methodology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Ralf Michaels

                  Description: For a long time, comparative law was both marginalized as a discipline and thoroughly undertheorized. Today, both have changed: comparative law has received more attention, and there has been a healthy, if at times disorganized, debate on questions of method and theory. The course provides a systematic introduction into this debate through a combination of seminal texts, overview articles, and brief examples of selected positions.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Transfer PricingLawSOLM129Semester 27YesNo

                  Transfer Pricing

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Christiana Hjipanayi

                  Description: The module will provide students with knowledge of transfer pricing and the various principles and standards developed to deal with it. There will be a historical overview of the issues followed by an analysis of the evolution of principles leading to the BEPS Action Plan and the updated 2017 Transfer Pricing Guidelines. The module will consider major current transfer pricing issues around intangibles, business restructuring, the digital economy, services and financing. It also examines issues such as transfer pricing documentation and dispute resolution (both arbitration and litigation). The intersection of transfer pricing with EU law will also be considered and the case law on state aid and APAs will be reviewed in detail. The course is not jurisdiction specific; rather it offers a holistic approach to the topic with cameos of the different approaches of countries to it.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  International Migration LawLawSOLM172Semester 27NoNo

                  International Migration Law

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax

                  Description: "The module will start by studying the historical origins and development of international legal tools to regulate human mobility across borders, with a discussion of the available regulatory options and their ethical/philosophical underpinnings (ranging from the 'open borders' formula to 'communitarian' perspectives). The different regimes, actors and institutions playing a role in the legal administration of international migration will be examined next, with particular focus on key inter-governmental institutions (such as the ILO and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants) and non-governmental actors (such as IOM and ICMPD) as norms entrepreneurs in this area. The study of substantive law, including relevant State practice and case law of national and international courts and Treaty bodies, will follow thereafter, following four thematic blocs: 1) labour migration, with particular focus on ILO conventions and the UN Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families; 2) family migration and children on the move; 3) terrorism and the securitisation of migration post 9/11; and 4) irregular migration, human trafficking and migrant smuggling, with special reference to the 2000 Palermo Protocols to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Energy and Climate ChangeLawSOLM160Semester 27YesNo

                  Energy and Climate Change

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Ms Norah Gallagher

                  Description: This module will look at the international legal regime relating to climate change and consider how this will directly impact the energy sector. There is a fundamental shift in the energy industry away from fossil fuels (non renewable sources) to clean energy (renewable sources). This transition and how it will take place over the coming years will be discussed. This module will also consider emissions trading (ETS) and its effectiveness, the NDC (nationally determined commitments) of states to achieve climate change goals. In addition it will consider the polluter pays principle as well as the growing number of climate change disputes and assess how these might impact future energy regulation, international and national. The focus is climate change exclusively from the perspective of the energy sector.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  International Refugee LawLawSOLM171Semester 17YesNo

                  International Refugee Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax

                  Description: This module examines the international law dimensions of protecting refugees and other categories of forced migrants. It provides a comprehensive overview of the concepts and workings of international law, in general, and international refugee and human rights law, in particular, as they relate to the phenomenon of forced displacement. While international refugee law forms the backbone of the course, the module will also cover aspects of international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and the law of the sea as these apply to refugees and other forced migrants. The module will start by studying the historical origins and development of refugee law up to its codification in the 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol. The institutions tasked with overseeing the implementation of these instruments will also be examined, with particular focus on UNHCR and its evolving role through time. The study of substantive law, including State practice and case law of national and international courts and Treaty bodies, will follow thereafter, following ten thematic blocs: 1) the refugee definition (inclusion, exclusion, and cessation of refugee status); 2) the status of Palestinian refugees; 3) non-refoulement and complementary forms of protection; 4) status determination procedures; 5) the content of international protection and other 'durable solutions'; 6) access to asylum; 7) war and displacement; 8) 'climate refugees'; 9) poverty, destitution and 'survival migration'; 10) and the ethical roots of refugeehood, to be taught in 3-hour blocs from Week 2 to 11.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Dissertation: Intellectual Property LawLawQLLP201Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation: Intellectual Property Law

                  Credits: 45.0
                  Contact: Prof Duncan Matthews

                  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 Law.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 7
                  Learning Lab: Field Experience (Practices)Politics and International RelationsPOLP302BFull year6NoNo

                  Learning Lab: Field Experience (Practices)

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: To Be Confirmed

                  Description: The contemporary study of international politics recognises other actors than nations and states for doing international politics such as artists, activists, non-governmental organisations, collectives, and movements. This module enables students to gain practical experience of how these various actors perform international politics. This module teaches students how to identify a specific actor (individual, corporate, collective, institutional, governmental, non-governmental) and study the ways which this actor performs international politics by using various methods of analysis taught in the module through fieldwork.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
                  • Item 4: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Research ProjectPolitics and International RelationsPOLP388Full year6NoNo

                  Research Project

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: To Be Confirmed

                  Description: The research project is designed to give students the opportunity of studying an agreed topic under supervision on an individual basis and to a greater depth than is possible within existing modules. Students must fill in the pre-registration form and should undertake a programme of preparatory work during the long vacation. A programme of research workshops will be provided in the first semester and each student will have an opportunity to present their research to a small group in the second semester.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
                  • Item 3: 60.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 6
                  Doing International Politics (3): Practices - The Nation-state as a Global PracticePolitics and International RelationsPOLP301Full year6NoNo

                  Doing International Politics (3): Practices - The Nation-state as a Global Practice

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Eugene Brennan

                  Description: Many narratives of nationalist movements claim each nation-state as a unique formation, and yet the methods they use to inculcate the loyalty of their populations are everywhere so similar. This module works through this paradox from an international political perspective. It enables students to understand and explain the emergence of the nation-state form and its dramatic extension to the world (with the quasi-exception of Antarctica). Topics include comparative nationalist music; mimetic diasporic nationalisms; similarities and differences between African, Asian and Latin American decolonisations; and differing global responses to the French Revolution.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Learning Lab: Field Experience (Practices)Politics and International RelationsPOLP302AFull year6NoNo

                  Learning Lab: Field Experience (Practices)

                  Credits: 60.0
                  Contact: To Be Confirmed

                  Description: The contemporary study of international politics recognises other actors than nations and states for doing international politics such as artists, activists, non-governmental organisations, collectives, and movements. This module enables students to gain practical experience of how these various actors perform international politics. This module teaches students how to identify a specific actor (individual, corporate, collective, institutional, governmental, non-governmental) and study the ways which this actor performs international politics by using various methods of analysis taught in the module through fieldwork.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
                  • Item 4: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  EU Tax LawLawSOLM127Semester 17YesNo

                  EU Tax Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Christiana Hjipanayi

                  Description: This module provides students with an understanding of EU tax law, with an emphasis on EU corporate tax law. Sources of EU corporate tax law (legislative instruments, soft law and case law) are examined. A number of corporate topics are covered, including parent-subsidiary relationships, permanent establishments, passive income, reorganisations, anti-abuse provisions, proposed directives (CCCTB, FTT) etc. The module also examines recent developments and high-profile debates in the intersection of international tax law and European tax law. Topics such as international tax avoidance, corporate social responsibility, good tax governance, harmful tax competition, state aid and tax treaty abuse are considered from the angle of EU tax law and international tax law. The interaction of the OECD/G20's BEPS project with the European Commission's measures to fight tax fraud and tax evasion is also considered.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Quantum Mechanics BPhysics and AstronomySPA6413Semester 16YesNo

                  Quantum Mechanics B

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Andreas Brandhuber
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA5218

                  Description: "This module is both an introduction and revision, followed by an extended exposition of the basic principles and applications of quantum mechanics. Topics include: Operators and the general structure of quantum mechanics, observables, orthonormality of eigenstates, expansion theorem, commuting operators, theory of measurement; The harmonic oscillator; Angular momentum theory, the rigid rotator and applications to rotation-vibration spectra of diatomic molecules; Spin in quantum mechanics illustrated with spin1/2: matrix representations, Stern-Gerlach experiments and measurement theory exemplified; Indistinguishable particles in quantum mechanics: Bosons and Fermions; Spherically symmetric potentials and the Hydrogen atom."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 85.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  UK Tax AvoidanceLawSOLM126Full year7NoNo

                  UK Tax Avoidance

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Mr Richard Walters

                  Description: The module is designed for students who wish to gain an understanding of tax avoidance from a UK perspective. The module approaches tax avoidance firstly from a historical viewpoint and distinguishes it from both evasion and mitigation. The responses of both courts and the UK Parliament to the perceived problem are examined from the viewpoint of both individuals and businesses. Apart from judicial approaches, the General Anti-Abuse Rule will be examined as will other anti-avoidance measures, including the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes rules. The international perspective will be explored, including the use of transfer pricing, controlled foreign companies and tax havens. The penalties that tax authorities wish to impose will also be discussed.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Statistical PhysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA6403Semester 26YesNo

                  Statistical Physics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Rodolfo Russo
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA5219

                  Description: Starting from the atomic and quantum descriptions of matter the module uses statistical principles to explain the behaviour of material in bulk. It thus relates microscopic to macroscopic quantities and provides a microscopic explanation of thermodynamics. It provides the bridge between microscopic quantum physics and the behaviour of matter as we know it daily.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Enforcement of International Criminal LawLawSOLM115Semester 27NoNo

                  Enforcement of International Criminal Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Phoebe Okowa
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SOLM114

                  Description: This module explores the national and international institutions that are available for the enforcement of international criminal law. Beginning with the international criminal tribunal at Nuremberg, it traces the evolution of international criminal tribunals in a historical perspective. It considers in detail the Chapter VII powers of the Security Council and their use in the setting up of ad hoc tribunals. The jurisdiction, competence and contribution of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia and the International Criminal tribunal for Rwanda are considered in detail. The continuing relevance of ad hoc mechanisms of accountability is considered in light of the jurisprudence of the Special Tribunals in Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Cambodia. A large part of the course will be devoted to the Permanent International Criminal Court. The final part of the module explores whether accountability through criminal processes is mandatory or permissive, and the extent to which accountability can be achieved in non-judicial forums such as Truth and Amnesty Commissions.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Fundamental Questions in the Law of TreatiesLawSOLM116Semester 17YesNo

                  Fundamental Questions in the Law of Treaties

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Malgosia Fitzmaurice

                  Description: This module focuses on the most fundamental elements of the law of treaties. It is based on the analysis of the text of the 1969 Vienna Convention on the law of Treaties. It relies on the case law of international courts and tribunals and the theory of international law. Anyone who wants to study or practice international law should take this module, as giving an invariable analysis of the law of treaties, which is the pillar of international law. This module deals with such important issues as the definition of the treaty in international law; consent to be bound; interpretation of treaties; reservation s to treaties.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  International Energy Law and EthicsLawSOLM157Full year7NoNo

                  International Energy Law and Ethics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Tibisay Morgandi

                  Description: The International Energy Law and Ethics module is concerned with legal and ethical issues 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% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  United States Energy Law, Regulation and PolicyLawSOLM158Semester 17NoNo

                  United States Energy Law, Regulation and Policy

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Ms Norah Gallagher

                  Description: This course covers US energy regulation and policy including the impact of pending climate change legislation and proposed Environmental Protection Agency climate change rules and regulations. The US has been a market leader in energy regulation and privatization since World War II. This module looks at how this was achieved in the electricity markets, oil a& gas including unconventional resources and more recently the renewables market. The work of the FERC (Federal Energy Regulaiton Commission) and the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) are also considered.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Relativity and GravitationPhysics and AstronomySPA7019PSemester 17YesNo

                  Relativity and Gravitation

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Timothy Clifton

                  Description: This module offers an explanation of the fundamental principles of General Relativity. This involves the analysis of particles in a given gravitational field and the propagation of electromagnetic waves in a gravitational field. The derivation of Einstein's field equations from basic principles is included. The derivation of the Schwarzschild solution and the analysis of the Kerr solution inform discussion of physical aspects of strong gravitational fields around black holes. The generation, propagation and detection of gravitational waves is mathematically analysed and a discussion of weak general relativistic effects in the Solar System and binary pulsars is included as a discussion of the experimental tests of General Relativity.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Relativistic Waves and Quantum FieldsPhysics and AstronomySPA7018USemester 17YesNo

                  Relativistic Waves and Quantum Fields

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Gabriele Travaglini
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA5304 and take SPA6325 and take SPA5218. Before taking this module you are advised to take SPA7027U

                  Description: "This module provides a first introduction into the unification of last century's groundshaking revolutions in physics: Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. Relativistic wave equations for particles of various spins are derived and studied, and the physical interpretations of their solutions are analyzed. Students will learn about the fundamental concepts of quantum field theory, starting with classical field theory, quantisation of the free Klein-Gordon and Dirac field and the derivation of the Feynman propagator. Then interactions are introduced and a systematic procedure to calculate scattering amplitudes using Feynman diagrams is derived. Finally, the quantisation of the electro-magnetic field is discussed and the relativistic cross sections for various physically relevant examples are calculated."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Latin American PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL369Semester 26YesNo

                  Latin American Politics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Holly Ryan

                  Description: Students will survey the major theoretical approaches to understanding Latin American politics and political economy. The course will be designed to provide an introduction to the region from the end of the Second World War until the present day. The course aims to put the politics of Latin America in the broader perspective of comparative politics, international relations, and international political economy. It will help students to develop a broad understanding of how contemporary Latin America has evolved since 1945 and to identify and examine the key issues dominating politics in the region and its relationship to international politics and the global political economy. It will deal with major contemporary themes such as neoliberalism and 'post-neoliberalism', social movements, gender and ethnicity, the rise of the new Latin American Left, regional integration, and the relationship between Latin America and the US, as well as other emerging world powers.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Socialist Political ThoughtPolitics and International RelationsPOL368Semester 16YesNo

                  Socialist Political Thought

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Madeleine Davis

                  Description: Socialism, described by Albert Einstein as humanity's attempt 'to overcome and advance beyond the predatory phase of human development', has historically provided the most important ideological and political alternative to capitalism and liberalism. This module examines some core ideas in the history of socialist thought through a close reading of selected primary texts. Themes to be addressed (which may vary from year to year) include: utopia; community; class, ownership and control; equality; democracy. The second part of the course examines the post-war reformulation of socialist thought in response to perceived challenges around class, culture and identity, and asks: is socialism still relevant to contemporary problems?

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Statistical Data AnalysisPhysics and AstronomySPA6328Semester 16YesNo

                  Statistical Data Analysis

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Seth Zenz

                  Description: "This course will review basic metrics and techniques used to describe ensembles of data such as averages, variances, standard deviation, errors and error propagation. These will be extended to treat multi-dimensional problems and circumstances where observables are correlated with one another. The Binomial, Poisson, and Gaussian distributions will be discussed, with emphasis on physical interpretation in terms of events. Concepts of probability, confidence intervals, limits, hypothesis testing will be developed. Optimization techniques will be introduced including chi^2 minimisation and maximum-likelihood techniques. A number of multivariate analysers (sample discriminants) will be discussed in the context of data mining. These will include Fisher discriminants, multi-layer perceptron based artificial neural networks, decision trees and genetic algorithms."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  The Politics of the Post-Colonial Middle EastPolitics and International RelationsPOL365Semester 16YesNo

                  The Politics of the Post-Colonial Middle East

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Christopher Phillips

                  Description: This module will be designed to provide an introduction to the politics of the contemporary Middle East from the end of the First World War until the present day. The course aims to put the politics of the Middle East in the broader perspective of comparative political science and international relations. It will help students to develop a broad understanding of how the contemporary Middle East has evolved since 1918 and to identify and examine the key issues dominating politics in the region. It will deal with major contemporary themes like the rise of political Islam, the political economy of oil and the prevalence of politically motivated violence.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  EU Competition LawLawSOLM248Semester 27NoNo

                  EU Competition Law

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Eyad Dabbah
                  Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SOLM051

                  Description: The Module EU Competition Law (along with the co-requisite Module EU Competition Law and Practice) aims at a comprehensive study of the basic provisions of European Union (EU) competition law. The Module will provide participants with a flavour of the economic and market context in which EU competition law, especially Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) is applied. The Module will aim to consider an important business phenomenon in the market namely anti-competitive agreements. It is hoped that by the end of the Module participants will gain a solid understanding of the relevant competition rules of the EU whilst developing a good business and market perspective and practical approach in order to help them identify situations in which such phenomenon may arise and how should this phenomenon be addressed.

                  EU competition law is based on the rules contained in Articles 101-109 of the Treaty on The Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and upon subsequent secondary legislation. The focus of the Module will be however on Articles 101 TFEU; as well as a number of block exemption Regulations, notably those dealing with: Vertical Restraints; Technology Transfer; and Horizontal Research and Development and Specialisation Agreements. The Module will however consider where relevant and appropriate other provisions of EU competition law, especially Article 102 TFEU.

                  EU competition rules are applied by the Directorate General (DG COMPETITION (COMP)) of the European Commission, the Directorate in charge of competition matters; there is also shared competence with designated national competition authorities (NCAs) in relation to the application of Articles 101 (and 102) TFEU. Decisions of the Commission are the principal means of enforcement in competition cases. The Commission¿s decisions are subject to review by the General Court of the EU (GCEU) (formerly the Court of First Instance (CFI)) and the Court of Justice of the EU/European Court of Justice (CJEU/ECJ). This has created an extensive case-law in competition law matters and reference will be made to this case law.

                  In addition to considering substantive issues, the Module will also deal with relevant procedural mechanisms, such as cartel leniency and settlement mechanism.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  International Financial RegulationLawSOLM246Semester 27NoNo

                  International Financial Regulation

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Rosa Lastra

                  Description: The purpose of this module is to examine the regulation of non-bank financial institutions and markets, in particular securities firms, insurance companies, fund managers, financial derivatives, financial infrastructures, clearing and settlement. The module also considers the sources and evolution of international financial regulation and the competing demands between prudential regulation and financial services liberalisation.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  EU Financial and Monetary LawLawSOLM245Semester 27NoNo

                  EU Financial and Monetary Law

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Christopher Millard

                  Description: The purpose of this module is to analyse the institutions of EMU (Economic and Monetary Union), in particular the law of the ECB and the law of the euro, and the pillars of banking union (single supervision, single resolution, single deposit insurance). The module also examines the law relating to economic governance in the EU and Eurozone, and the road to economic union, and provides an introduction to Capital Markets Union. The relationship between the single market and the European financial architecture on the one hand and banking union on the other hand are also critically considered, in the light of the challenges that Europe faces in its process of integration.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Relativistic Waves and Quantum FieldsPhysics and AstronomySPA7018PSemester 17YesNo

                  Relativistic Waves and Quantum Fields

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Gabriele Travaglini

                  Description: "This module provides a first introduction into the unification of last century's groundshaking revolutions in physics: Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. Relativistic wave equations for particles of various spins are derived and studied, and the physical interpretations of their solutions are analyzed. Students will learn about the fundamental concepts of quantum field theory, starting with classical field theory, quantisation of the free Klein-Gordon and Dirac field and the derivation of the Feynman propagator. Then interactions are introduced and a systematic procedure to calculate scattering amplitudes using Feynman diagrams is derived. Finally, the quantisation of the electro-magnetic field is discussed and the relativistic cross sections for various physically relevant examples are calculated."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Quantum Mechanics APhysics and AstronomySPA5319Semester 15YesNo

                  Quantum Mechanics A

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Timothy Clifton

                  Description: "This course aims to introduce the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics from the beginning. By studying applications of the principles of quantum mechanics to simple systems the course will provide a foundation for understanding concepts such as energy quantisation, the uncertainty principle and quantum tunnelling, illustrating these with experimental demonstrations and other phenomena found in nature. These concepts are introduced and applied to systems of increasing (mathematical) complexity: (i)Infinite 1-D quantum wells. (ii)Finite 1-D quantum wells (introducing graphical solutions of transcendental equations). (iii)LCAO methods for modelling ions. (iv)Simple Harmonic oscillators (introducing Hermite polynomials and applying energy solutions to molecular vibrational spectra). (v)Beams of free particles, probability flux and reflection/transmission in stepwise varying potentials. (vi)Finite potential barriers and tunnelling, Tunnelling through arbitrary potential barriers (the Gamow factor), field emission and Alpha decay and tunnelling. The Scanning Tunnelling Microscope (STM). (vii)The solution to the Hydrogen atom, including separation of variables, spherical harmonics, the radial equation and electronic energy levels and the quantum numbers n, l, ml and ms and resulting degeneracy. (viii)The treatment of angular momentum in quantum mechanics, its magnitude and projection along an axis. (ix)Introduction to first order, time independent, perturbation theory."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  Modern PhysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA4402Semester 14YesNo

                  Modern Physics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Mark Baxendale

                  Description: This module covers the dramatic developments in physics that occurred in the early twentieth century, introducing special and general relativity and quantum theory. In relativistic mechanics we will study special relativity; the Lorentz transformation; length contraction and time dilation; the clock paradox; relativistic kinematics and dynamics; general relativity and its tests and consequences; and black holes and galactic lenses. In quantum theory, we will study descriptions of the evidence for particle-like properties of waves, and wave-like properties of particles, followed by their consequences and their formal expression in physical law: topics include Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Schrodinger's equation and elementary quantum mechanics. We will also introduce the fundamental particles and the forces of the standard model of particle physics.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Trade, Climate Change and Energy: EU and International PerspectivesLawSOLM243Full year7NoNo

                  Trade, Climate Change and Energy: EU and International Perspectives

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Rafael Leal-Arcas
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SOLM195

                  Description: This course examines the interface of climate change, international trade, and energy law, with a view to addressing the question: How can we increase economic well-being and expand trade, while promoting the optimal use of the world¿s energy resources and protecting and preserving our shared environment? It will seek policy solutions linking climate change, trade, and energy law in the context of the World Trade Organization (WTO) by drawing upon findings in three interlinked sections: 1) the nexus between energy and international trade law/WTO law; 2) the interface between climate change and WTO law; and 3) the link between energy and climate change in the context of WTO law/international trade law.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Nanotechnology and NanomedicineEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM803Semester 17NoNo

                  Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Gleb Sukhorukov

                  Description: This module will define and describe nanostructures and nanomaterials. it will include how they are manufactured, appropriate characterisation technologies and a description of their application in a range of fields. In particular the application and challenges in the use of nanotechnology in medicine will be considered, including the regulatory issues to be considered, the use of nanomaterials for drug delivery and the development of lab in a chip technologies.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  EU Immigration LawLawSOLM242Semester 17YesNo

                  EU Immigration Law

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Valsamis Mitsilegas

                  Description: The module will examine the key legal issues underpinning EU Immigration Law as a distinct field of law. The module will examine a number of central themes in law and governance of EU Immigration policy in Europe's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. These include the development of the Common European Asylum System through an examination of the operation of the Dublin Regulation; EU law on irregular migration and the criminalisation and securitisation of migration; border control and border management in EU law (including the law of the external border and the Schengen area); the role of EU agencies in the field of immigration law (including FRONTEX and the European Asylum Support Agency-EASO); and relations with third countries and the external dimension of EU immigration law. The constitutional and human rights implication of European integration in the field will be fully explored.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Sociological JurisprudenceLawSOLM184Semester 17YesNo

                  Sociological Jurisprudence

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Richard Nobles

                  Description: This module focuses principally on sociological approaches to law, but with the aim of contrasting philosophical and sociological approaches to legal study, it begins by considering the dominant conceptual approaches to studying law, taking the 20th century examples of Hart and Kelsen. It then moves the focus from theories of law as such, to theories which engage with law from an understanding of modern society. The works of Durkheim, Weber, and Luhmann will be considered with a view to appreciating what they can tell us about the nature of law within modern society. The third section of the course will examine the relevance of sociological approaches to the legal practice, transnational law, and legal reform.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  StarsPhysics and AstronomySPA5307Semester 15YesNo

                  Stars

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr David Tsiklauri

                  Description: "Stars are a vital building block in the Universe: forming out of interstellar gas and dust, and themselves being a major component of galaxies. They are also vital for providing the nuclear reactions that create the elements from which planets and even ourselves are formed. This course describes how the fundamental properties of stars are related to observations. Temperatures and densities in the centre of stars reach values that are unattainable in the laboratory. Yet the application of basic physical principles can help us determine much about the internal structure and evolution of stars, from their formation to their ultimate end states in such exotic and spectacular objects as white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Art and GovernanceLawSOLM226Semester 17YesNo

                  Art and Governance

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: To Be Confirmed

                  Description: The module will enable students to learn about state regulation of art, art transactions and transfers of art. In particular, it will examine four areas of state regulation of art: criminal law provisions related to art, import and export controls on art, the impact of competition law on art acquisitions and transactions and the taxation of art. Coverage of criminal law issues will include the handling of stolen art, art fraud and forgery, the treatment of obscene artworks, trade in artefacts from war zones and treasure offences. The module will also cover how states control the cross-border movement of cultural treasures, competition law as it relates to agreements prevalent in the art industry and the direct and indirect tax regimes governing art and dispositions of art.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Classical PhysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA4401Semester 14YesNo

                  Classical Physics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof David Berman

                  Description: This module reviews the classical understanding of space, time and motion: the fundamental physical principles that underpin modern physics. We begin with an overview of classical mechanics, where we will study kinematics and dynamics; rotational motion; dynamics of a rigid body and the gyroscope; and gravity and planetary orbits. In the second part of the module, we focus on oscillatory phenomena and wave motion, which occur throughout nature in fields from biology to quantum mechanics. Topics will include the 1D wave equation; free, damped, forced and coupled oscillations; resonance and driven simple harmonic motion; calculations of normal modes for coupled oscillators; waves in linear media including gases and solids; dispersion, phase and group velocity; interference, beats and standing waves; simple diffraction phenomena; and the Doppler effect in sound and light.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Art TransactionsLawSOLM225Semester 17NoNo

                  Art Transactions

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Miriam Goldby

                  Description: This module will examine the various rules of domestic and international private law that can impact the art trade, from the sale and purchase of artworks by private individuals, to acquisitions by other private law means, such as gift and exchange, and loans and other bailments involving museums, galleries and other cultural institutions. Beyond this, the module will also consider the impact of statute: one notable example being the statutory immunity of certain loaned cultural objects from seizure. Owing to the high value and irreplaceable nature of the art being traded, the issue of insurance is an important one. This section will consider both private cover and public insurance. Finally, the module will look at the law of auctions. Auctions are of course a favoured forum to buy and sell art, and the law that applies to the auction is different from the law of the open market.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Media Law: Reputation ManagementLawSOLM216Semester 27YesNo

                  Media Law: Reputation Management

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Mr Gavin Sutter

                  Description: Media Law: Reputation Management covers the key areas of law used by those who seek to build and protect a media 'brand' for commercial gain. The module will open with a detailed consideration of libel law and how that protects the public image of an individual (or, indeed, an entity with legal personhood). Whereas perhaps three decades ago the law in this area seemed well settled, the challenges of the internet combined with much of the Defamation Act 2013 remaining to be refined through interpretation by the courts makes this an important and ongoing focus for study by the commercial media lawyer. The second aspect of law which the module will look at is the developing area of privacy. While traditionally English law has not offered direct protection for privacy, a wide range of las have been used in effect to prevent or at least compensate individuals aggrieved by private elements of their lives being published to the masses. Sometimes this has simply been about the privacy of an individual, while in other circumstances it has been about the protection of a direct commercial relationship (such as that between the Douglases and OK Magazine in Douglas v Hello). The development of the tort of Misuse of Private Information, a result of the application of the Human Rights Act 1998, has arguably created a de facto common law privacy protection which continues to explore new nuances at the discretion of the courts. The continued existence of the tabloid press, the fallout from the phone-hacking scandal, and the apparently unending appetite on the part of the general public for 'celebrity' gossip indicates that this is an area of law which will continue to see development for some time to come. The final area of law to be covered in this module focuses on intellectual property in a media context, in particular the use of IP in personality rights and, more broadly, as a means of controlling an individual's brand. As of yet, English law does not recognise personality rights, instead protecting only those who choose to actively merchandise themselves via a form of passing off ('false endorsement'). The course will open up the debate on this issue and consider the potential for this to be expanded, as well as other ways in which IP may be used to protect personal reputation (or not - see, for instance, application of HUbbard v Vosper in this regard). Although English law will be the primary context in which this module will be taught, it is intended that this will provide more a 'case study' context in which the issues raised will be debated rather than a course solely about English law per se. Laws in other jurisdictions (such as, for example, the ongoing debate on defamation reform in Scotland and Northern Ireland) will be raised and discussed where appropriate.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Regulation and Compliance DissertationLawQLLM704Full year7NoNo

                  Regulation and Compliance Dissertation

                  Credits: 45.0
                  Contact: To Be Confirmed

                  Description: Case study component - Using three or four case studies for each of the three topics covered: Financial Institution, Emerging Economies and Taxation, to illustrate some of the issues covered in the seminars with a focus on analysing what went wrong and what lessons may be applicable to a Compliance function.
                  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: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 7
                  Dissertation: Intellectual Property LawLawQLLP201Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation: Intellectual Property Law

                  Credits: 45.0
                  Contact: Prof Duncan Matthews

                  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 Law.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 7
                  UK Tax LawLawSOLM124Semester 27NoNo

                  UK Tax Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Mr Richard Walters

                  Description: The module will provide an introduction to the UK system of taxation, both personal and business. It will also allow students to gain an understanding of the key concepts of tax law from a UK perspective. It will cover the basic principles of the taxation of individuals in the UK on their earnings, gains and wealth. The rationale for various types of taxes will be explored, in particular the UK inheritance and capital gains taxes. Much discussed issues such as tax avoidance, sin taxes and zero hour employment contracts will also be considered. The international perspective will be included and comparisons will be made with taxes in other jurisdictions.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Critical JurisprudenceLawSOLM181Semester 27YesNo

                  Critical Jurisprudence

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Richard Nobles

                  Description: This module introduces students to a broad range of theoretical critiques of conventional (doctrinal) legal scholarship. The course begins with liberal political theory (Aristotle, Locke and Hobbes). It then considers more specific liberal critiques of law (Economic analysis, Rule of Law critique, and Mill¿s harm principle). The last section of the course looks at Foucault, Feminist legal theory, and Critical Legal Theory.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Energy Law PrinciplesLawSOLM155Semester 27YesNo

                  Energy Law Principles

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Ms Norah Gallagher

                  Description: This module provides students with an overview of the energy sector. It identifies the sources of energy law from international treaties to soft law guidelines for example the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Energy is the largest sector globally and is one of the most heavily regulated. Students will learn about the evolution of the energy sector and the difficulties for the future as the sector adapts to the energy transition. There are many interested parties in the energy sector from hosts states, international oil companies, national oil companies, NGOs, IGOs as well as service providers. The different interests of the main actors can be addressed in contracts, national laws or international obligations for example the Nationally Determine Contributions of each State under the Paris Agreement 2015.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Charterparties: Law and PracticeLawSOLM142Semester 17NoNo

                  Charterparties: Law and Practice

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Miriam Goldby

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Insurance RegulationLawSOLM139Semester 17NoNo

                  Insurance Regulation

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Andromachi Georgosouli

                  Description: This module deals with the regulation of insurance. It will look at the nature of risk in insurance business, the international standards on regulation and their influence on the shape of EU law and UK law, and in detail at the UK's approach to regulation, covering the structure of the regulator and the rules that are applied to regulation of insurance business (both those companies that provide insurance and intermediaries who facilitate insurance contracts) focusing inter alia on macro and micro prudential requirements & solvency rules, conduct of business rules and the resolution of systemically important insurers (financial resolution).

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  US International TaxationLawSOLM123Semester 17YesNo

                  US International Taxation

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  Description: The module is designed to cover the structure, principles, rules and application of the US international tax system. In particular, it will cover the US tax principles and rules that apply to US and foreign entities and individuals engaged in cross-border operations and transactions. Coverage will include jurisdictional principles, the inbound and outbound regimes, income tax treaties and the treatment of corporations and shareholders. The module will also cover the taxation of trusts, estates and gifts, reporting requirements and tax administration and procedure, all with a focus on the cross-border context. The module will examine how the system operates in practice and also consider US tax policy in these areas.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Astrophysical PlasmasPhysics and AstronomySPA7004PSemester 27YesNo

                  Astrophysical Plasmas

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof David Burgess

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Quantum Mechanics and SymmetryPhysics and AstronomySPA6325Semester 26YesNo

                  Quantum Mechanics and Symmetry

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Steven Thomas
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA5218
                  Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA6413

                  Description: The module will give you a grounding in the more formal and axiomatic approach to quantum mechanics and introduce you to the application of these tools in the quantum mechanical description of symmetries in particle physics. Topics include: Dirac notation; Hilbert space; linear operators; formal axioms of quantum mechanics; Schoedinger and Heisenberg pictures; harmonic oscillator; raising and lowering operators; time independent perturbation theory; transformation operators; translations and rotations of coordinates; conservation laws and good quantum numbers; rotation operators; angular momentum operators.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Mathematical Techniques 4Physics and AstronomySPA6324Semester 16YesNo

                  Mathematical Techniques 4

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Sanjaye Ramgoolam
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA5218. Before taking this module you are advised to take SPA5304

                  Description: "The module will cover advanced techniques in mathematical physics and will consist of three parts. The first part will cover topics in the general area of analysis such as Fourier Transforms, differential equations, special functions, asymptotic series, complex analysis. The second will cover groups, algebra and representations. The third will cover elements of gepmetry, differential forms, homology, topological invariants."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Renewable Energy LawLawSOLM167Semester 27YesNo

                  Renewable Energy Law

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Malik Dahlan

                  Description: This module will cover all of the legal and policy issues relating to renewable power generation. There are a range of renewable energy sources available from solar to wind, biomass to geothermal. Students will learn how the energy transition will impact the renewable sector as the world moves towards low-carbon energy. This module will consider this move towards reducing Green House Gas emissions and the growing international, regional and national laws that require States to encourage green investment. China, Denmark, Germany and the Middle East will be used as case studies.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Conduct of Hostilities in International LawLawSOLM113Semester 27NoNo

                  Conduct of Hostilities in International Law

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Phoebe Okowa

                  Description: This module is concerned with the rules of international law that govern the conduct of military operations in situations of armed conflict. Since these rules are largely intended for the protection of the civilian population, they apply irrespective of the legality or illegality of war. In the literature, the issues studied in this module are variously referred to as humanitarian law, jus in bello, or the law of war. The module will examine the core principles of humanitarian law , in particular, the centrality of the principle of distinction between civilians and combatants; rules for assessing the proportionality of military operations and their impact on targeting decisions; means and methods of warfare including the prohibition of weapons of mass destruction. The module will also consider the law applicable to situations of military occupation in light of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Principles of International Criminal LawLawSOLM114Semester 17YesNo

                  Principles of International Criminal Law

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Phoebe Okowa
                  Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SOLM115

                  Description: This module explores the evolution of International Criminal Law in a historical perspective. It examines the sources of international criminal law in both treaty and custom, as well as the main principles of interpretation. It seeks to provide students with an understanding of the concept of international crime, and the distinction maintained in international law between regimes of individual and state responsibility. It is especially concerned with the substantive crimes within the jurisdiction of international tribunals such as genocide, war crimes, aggression, torture, and crimes against humanity.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Physics Investigative ProjectPhysics and AstronomySPA7015UFull year7NoNo

                  Physics Investigative Project

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Craig Agnor

                  Description: A student will develop design, experimental, computational or analytical skills through the independent study of a problem in physics. S/he will learn to write a scientific report summarising results of an independent investigation and placing them in a physics context. The project will run through both semesters and will involve keeping a research log (see 'Engagement Log' elsewhere on this page), interim coursework, a final written report and oral assessment at the end of semester B.
                  The aim of the investigative project is to give the student the opportunity to work independently on a chosen project towards specified goals. These goals will vary from project to project and may include: writing software to achieve a specified computational task, e.g., simulation of a physical process; carrying out a series of measurements to establish or disprove a working hypothesis; building a piece of equipment, e.g., to interface an experiment to a PC; analytical mathematical analysis applied to the study of a theoretical problem.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 30.00% Practical
                  Level: 7
                  Protection and Indemnity (P&I) ClubsLawSOLM153Semester 27NoNo

                  Protection and Indemnity (P&I) Clubs

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Miriam Goldby

                  Description: The module will examine the operation of P&I Clubs as mutual insurance associations vital to the existence and running of the international shipping community and trade. The module will cover their history, development and structure, their basic rules of cover and the provision of security, as well as the basic (and sui generis) concepts underlying their operation. The module will additionally examine the various risks P&I Clubs insure against, their financial operation, the International Group of P&I Clubs (including its structure, cover and importance), and how these associations relate to other forms of insurance.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Advanced Quantum Field TheoryPhysics and AstronomySPA7001USemester 27YesNo

                  Advanced Quantum Field Theory

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Sanjaye Ramgoolam
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA7018U

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Advanced Quantum Field TheoryPhysics and AstronomySPA7001PSemester 27YesNo

                  Advanced Quantum Field Theory

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Sanjaye Ramgoolam
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA7018P

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Dissertation in International Business LawLawSOLM911Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in International Business Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 Intellectual Property LawLawSOLM910Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Intellectual Property Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 Human Rights LawLawSOLM909Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Human Rights Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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
                  Artificial Intelligence, Human Rights and MigrationLawSOLM240Semester 27YesNo

                  Artificial Intelligence, Human Rights and Migration

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Elspeth Guild

                  Description: Artificial Intelligence is constantly in the media, both praised and vilified. But what is AI and how do public-authorities use it? This course examines public authorities' use of AI in border, immigration and asylum decision making in the UK and worldwide. Taking a case study approach using recent and pending court cases we will analyse the issues from a human rights perspective: fair procedures, non-discrimination and protection of privacy.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Esports LawLawSOLM238Full year7NoNo

                  Esports Law

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Gaetano Dimita

                  Description: Esports law focuses on the legal, contractual, commercial and regulatory issues that affect competitive video gaming. The module recognises the magnitude of the phenomenon and delineates the legal and commercial parameters under which esports industries operates.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Law and Finance in PracticeLawSOLM237Full year7NoNo

                  Law and Finance in Practice

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Garry Gabison

                  Description: This course introduces concepts in Financial Law at a level that is appropriate for students with various backgrounds . The first part of the course introduces the student with historical perspectives of law and finance. The focus quickly turns to specific fields in Financial Theory and its application to different legal situations. The course will illustrate how legal argumentation can be informed by financial analysis in a range of contexts including IPOs, M&As, bankruptcy, etc. Through the course analysis, students will develop a thorough understanding of the models that influence and eventually determine the interaction among economic agents and entities. Specific case studies are used to analyse actual situations and explore different possible solutions using both legal and financial analysis.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Physical DynamicsPhysics and AstronomySPA5304Semester 25YesNo

                  Physical Dynamics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr David Vegh
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA4121 and take SPA4122 and take SPA4401 and take SPA4402
                  Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA5218

                  Description: Introduction to Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of Newtonian mechanics. Origin of Conservation Laws and their relation to symmetry properties. Rotational motion of rigid bodies, Euler's equations, principal axes and stability of rotation, precession. Small vibration approximation, normal modes

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  Use of Force in International LawLawSOLM112Semester 17YesNo

                  Use of Force in International Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Phoebe Okowa

                  Description: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the legal framework regulating the use of force in international affairs. It examines in detail the content of the prohibition on use force in a historical context , as well as the self-defence and collective security exceptions that were explicitly provided for. The course will also examine in detail the effect of threats from terrorists and rogue states on the development of the law. Particular attention will be paid to the impact of human rights norms on the law on use of force and whether international law recognises a distinct right of humanitarian intervention. It is will also consider arguments advanced in support of a general responsibility on States to intervene militarily in support of those facing mass atrocity.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Nuclear Physics and AstrophysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA5302Semester 15YesNo

                  Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Christopher Clarkson

                  Description: "A module describing sub-atomic phenomena and explaining them in terms of the theories of quantum physics and relativity: nuclear properties, reactions and decays; Nuclear astrophysics and its cosmological consequences."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  MSc Physics Research ProjectPhysics and AstronomySPA7012PFull year7NoNo

                  MSc Physics Research Project

                  Credits: 60.0
                  Contact: Dr Rodolfo Russo

                  Description: The MSc Research Project is at the heart of the MSc programme. It is an independent project undertaken by the student within a working research group in the School. The project runs over three semesters in order to allow for the student to both design their project (using available literature etc.), be trained in the relevant techniques and carry out a reasonably substantial piece of research based on an actual (real) research problem.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 90.00% Dissertation
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
                  Level: 7
                  Planetary SystemsPhysics and AstronomySPA5241Semester 25YesNo

                  Planetary Systems

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Craig Agnor
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA4121 and take SPA4122 and take SPA4401 and take SPA4402

                  Description: "Ever since the dawn of civilisation human beings have charted the paths of the planets across the night sky and speculated about their nature. Indeed the word planet has its origin in the ancient Greek term `planete' meaning wanderer. Used in its modern scientific context the word planet refers to an object which orbits about a star, but which itself is not a star. Planets have a special philosophical significance since they are the bodies on which life itself is expected to come into existence. This course provides an in depth description of our current knowledge and understanding of the planets in our Solar System, and of the planetary systems now known to orbit around stars other than the Sun and the extrasolar planets. The properties of individual planets and their satellites will be described and contrasted, and basic physical principles will be used to explain their orbits and physical features. Our understanding of how planetary systems form will be explored, and current scientific ideas about the origin of life will be discussed."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  The GalaxyPhysics and AstronomySPA7010USemester 27YesNo

                  The Galaxy

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Nicholas Cooper
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA6305

                  Description: "The module considers in detail the basic physical processes that operate in galaxies, using our own Galaxy as a detailed example. This includes the dynamics and interactions of stars, and how their motions can be described mathematically. The interstellar medium is described and models are used to represent how the abundances of chemical elements have changed during the lifetime of the Galaxy. Dark matter can be studied using rotation curves of galaxies, and through the way that gravitational lensing by dark matter affects light. The various topics are then put together to provide an understanding of how the galaxies formed."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Electric and Magnetic FieldsPhysics and AstronomySPA4210Semester 24YesNo

                  Electric and Magnetic Fields

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Christopher White

                  Description: An introduction to the basic laws of electromagnetism: electric force and field; electric potential and energy; capacitance; electromotive force; magnetic force and field; the Lorentz force; electromagnetic induction; mutual and self inductance; magnetic energy; LC circuits; Maxwell's equations; introduction to electromagnetic waves; applications in science and engineering.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Mathematical Techniques 2Physics and AstronomySPA4122Semester 24YesNo

                  Mathematical Techniques 2

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Marcella Bona

                  Description: Further techniques of mathematics needed in the physical sciences. Complex numbers and hyperbolic functions. Polar and spherical coordinates and coordinate transformations. Multiple integrals. Line and surface integrals. Vector calculus. The theorems of Gauss, Green and Stokes. Matrices. Determinants. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Fourier series and transforms including the convolution theorem. Differential equations. Exercise classes enable the students to learn practical approaches to problem solving while applying the concepts and techniques introduced in lectures.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Dissertation in European LawLawSOLM908Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in European Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 Competition LawLawSOLM907Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Competition Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 Comparative and International Dispute ResolutionLawSOLM906Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 Banking and Finance LawLawSOLM904Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Banking and Finance Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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 Commercial and Corporate LawLawSOLM905Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in Commercial and Corporate Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

                  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
                  Migration and Asylum Law through PracticeLawSOLM177Semester 17YesNo

                  Migration and Asylum Law through Practice

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax

                  Description: This module examines the international (and regional, especially European) law dimensions of protecting refugees and other categories of migrants through practice. It provides a comprehensive overview of the concepts and workings of international law, in general, and international (and European) refugee, migration, and human rights law, in particular, as they relate to trans-broder movement, covering aspects of border control, maritime migration, transnational crime, torture, terrorism, and humanitarian governance. Tuition will be delivered in mixed fashion, through a placement with one of the industry partners offering QM-exclusive internships (including: REDRESS - Justice for Torture Victims; The European Council on Refugees & Exiles (ECRE); the UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC); AMERA International; Kingsley Napley LLP; and The AIRE Centre: Advice on Individual Rights in Europe) in combination with fortnightly group reflection and consultation sessions with the module convener. Candidates will be selected during Term 1, after a "Meet & Greet"" event with partner organisations, and be given a training session before the start of the internship. A choice between on-site and on-line placement options will be available. Regardless of the type of experience, candidates will keep a internship diary, where they will record key milestones of their learning experience. A self-evaluation and guided reflection session will gather the whole group to assess the practical work against set readings and debate key issues in light of current academic, policy, and media debates every other week of Term 2. An oral presentation and a final internship report will complete the assessment portfolio for the module."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
                  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Compliance Systems in PracticeLawSOLM224Semester 17YesNo

                  Compliance Systems in Practice

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Leon Vinokur

                  Description: This module seeks to give students a thorough grounding in the essentials of regulatory and compliance environment. To prepare students for issues likely to arise in the application of regulatory framework in various economic and business environments . No previous knowledge of the subject is required. In addition, the module does not require prior knowledge of regulatory framework . The module takes a very practical approach with a number of case studies and always with an eye to the real world implications. Guest lecturers will provide their practical experience and the challenges they face.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Compliance in Global MarketsLawSOLM223Semester 27YesNo

                  Compliance in Global Markets

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact:

                  Description: The module will have four general sessions in which all the students will study together advanced cases in Compliance. The course covers advanced topics in compliance. Then the students will be split into specialist groups as specified above for another four sessions. For the final sessions the students will get together for a conclusion of the module.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Mathematical Techniques IPhysics and AstronomySPA4121Semester 14YesNo

                  Mathematical Techniques I

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Christopher Clarkson

                  Description: Techniques of mathematics, mostly calculus, required in the study of the physical sciences. Topics will include vectors and scalars, vector components, addition and multiplication, complex numbers and functions, differentiation, partial differentiation, series, integration, polar coordinates and multiple integration. The course structure includes both lectures and self-paced programmed learning, with assessment by coursework and an end of year examination.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  International and Comparative Data Protection LawLawSOLM222Semester 27YesNo

                  International and Comparative Data Protection Law

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Anne Flanagan

                  Description: "Over 100 jurisdictions have adopted frameworks protecting personal data, many in response to the EU data protection framework that precludes international transfers unless equivalent protection applies. This module examines a number of these data protection legal frameworks, particularly in key jurisdictions such as Russia, China, APEC, Canada, Australia and the US. In addition to examining their particular implementation of the fair information processing principles that have emerged as best practice, the module will explore the key policy implications and debates around trade, commercial and human rights implications and, enforcement, including the challenges of particular technological developments, such as telecommunications, cloud computing and the Internet of Things."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Scientific MeasurementPhysics and AstronomySPA4103Semester 14YesNo

                  Scientific Measurement

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Bill Gillin

                  Description: Practical work in the laboratory serves to illustrate basic concepts in physics, and the processes of carrying out experiments and interpreting their results. You will be taught techniques of measurement and the use of instruments and computers. There are some lectures on statistics and data analysis, which are applied to the laboratory measurements. There is no final examination. All assessment is by coursework and laboratory reports.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Illegal Speech, Censorship and Digital Rights: Social Media vs 'Old' MediaLawSOLM212Semester 17NoNo

                  Illegal Speech, Censorship and Digital Rights: Social Media vs 'Old' Media

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Julia Hornle

                  Description: This digital revolution has had an enormous impact on fundamental rights such as freedom of expression and privacy (and personality rights more widely), and on concepts such as identity, autonomy and agency online. The Module will analyse (1) how the law protects these rights and balances them with the rights of others; (2) whether new fundamental rights should be recognized online and (3) how the law balances potential harms online with these rights. The Module will examine the relationship between law, technology and behaviour. It has a practical dimension by looking at liability relating to online communication and the management of that risk and by examining how these existing and emerging rights can be enforced (including for example the disclosure of a pseudonymous identity). It has a theoretical, law & policy dimension by examining concepts such as identity, privacy and autonomy and how these concepts relate to the law. It will compare traditional approaches to (offline) media regulation and how they relate to new phenomena on social media. The Module therefore examines traditional approaches to content regulation on 'old' media and how these censorship regime(s) is challenged by new media, reflecting on how the law needs to adapt to 'cope' with new (and ever evolving) technologies and business practices. As in traditional media regulation, this encapsulates administrative, civil and criminal law approaches to content regulation and censorship.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Entrepreneurship Law ClinicLawSOLM213Semester 27YesNo

                  Entrepreneurship Law Clinic

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Ms Karen Watton

                  Description: Entrepreneurship Law Clinic is a unique opportunity to learn and reflect on the legal issues that face entrepreneurs. In this module you will have the opportunity to (i) develop a number of professional skills and your professional identity; (ii) understand the practical legal issues that are faced by entrepreneurs and how to respond to those issues; (iii) interview and draft advice for a client; (iv) develop and practice public speaking and presentation skills; (v) work within a team and network closely with legal experts and entrepreneurship specialists in London's Tech City. Students must adhere to the Legal Advice Centre's practices and procedures including the signing of a confidentiality agreement and student contract.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Professional Capability
                  • Item 3: 40.00% Practical
                  • Item 4: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  International Economic LawLawSOLM194Semester 27YesNo

                  International Economic Law

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Gabriel Gari

                  Description: The module examines the law that governs international economic relations between states and between states and non-state actors. It provides an overview of international agreements and organizations concerned with state conduct affecting trade, foreign investment, finance and monetary stability. It also considers less formal means of international economic governance such as standards, principles and guidelines. The study of the relevant law is informed by pressing development, environmental and financial stability concerns arising from the globalisation of the world economy and shifts in global economic power. The module aims to provide the foundation and context for further exploration of specific areas of international economic law covered by other modules offered by this programme. The knowledge and skills gained on this course are suitable for careers in government, international organizations, law firms and NGOs concerned with international trade, investment, finance and development.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  General Principles of Insurance LawLawSOLM138Semester 17NoNo

                  General Principles of Insurance Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer

                  Description: This module provides students with an overview of the general principles of law involved in the formation of the insurance contract, the terms of policies and the claims process, as well as the role of brokers and the conduct of business at Lloyd's of London. 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 (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Exploring Psychology IBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY124Semester 14YesNo

                  Exploring Psychology I

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Sevasti Foka

                  Description: This module introduces and develops basic concepts in the philosophy of science and its relevance to psychology as a discipline. A biological framework for psychological science is also provided. It then introduces basic cognitive science/psychology, social psychology, differential psychology and an introduction to brain and behaviour relationships.

                  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
                  Positive PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY119Semester 14YesNo

                  Positive Psychology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Kristin Hadfield
                  Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take PSY100

                  Description: This module introduces themes at Level 4 in psychology and considers a unique area of psychological research: Positive Psychology which focuses on psychological well-being and optimal functioning as well as the individual and social determinants thereof. The aim is to introduce this field of psychology and explore its relationship to other areas of psychology. Key studies, and their ethical dimensions, from both classic and modern biological, experimental and intervention perspectives are provided throughout.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Brain and BehaviourBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY121Semester 24YesNo

                  Brain and Behaviour

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Caroline Brennan

                  Description: This module is intended for students studying BSc Psychology (C800). This module builds on the theme of psychology as a biological science in parallel with the 'Exploring Psychology' module by specifying the proximate biological mechanisms involved in psychological phenomena. The module will focus on basic principles of biological psychology predominantly, and then introduce psychological processes to illustrate these.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Introduction to BiopsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY117Semester 14YesNo

                  Introduction to Biopsychology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof David Clayton

                  Description: The topics covered include basic cell biology, principles of communication, regulation of gene expression, protein synthesis, and human neuroanatomy. The involvement of these and other cell biological processes in control of behaviour will be illustrated.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Portuguese ILanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR4201Full year4YesYes

                  Portuguese I

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Mrs Frances Goodingham
                  Overlap: POR4200
                  Prerequisite: A-level or equivalent knowledge of Portuguese, including heritage speakers

                  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 offered only to students who have A-Level or equivalent in Portuguese or who are heritage speakers of Portuguese. Basic grammatical structures are revised and reinforced. Practice in comprehension and composition is given using a wide variety of source material in contemporary Brazilian and European Portuguese, designed to develop appropriateness and accuracy in the spoken and written language. The language of instruction is predominantly Portuguese. Successful students will reach Level B1(+) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
                  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  International perspectives
                  Introductory PortugueseLanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR4200Full year4YesYes

                  Introductory Portuguese

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Mrs Frances Goodingham
                  Overlap: POR110
                  Prerequisite: None

                  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 Portuguese language. Successful students will complete Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFRL). The module provides basic competence in all four main language skills (reading, listening, speaking and writing). Teaching materials are selected with a view to providing a panoramic view of the history and culture of the Portuguese-speaking countries in four continents. 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% Practical
                  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  International perspectives
                  Extended Essay in PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY606Full year6NoYes

                  Extended Essay in Psychology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Shirley Wang

                  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 extended essay is intended to give students an opportunity to study in-depth a topic of particular interest to them within the subject of Psychology. The essay will not entail the student conducting empirical research. Students can choose to do the Extended Essay rather than SBC304 Psychology Research Project but will need to take another 15-credit module in their final year. The Extended Essay module is intended to provide an opportunity for the student to write substantively, critically and independently about a selected and approved area of Psychology than is possible in a tutorial essay. The work also involves significant evaluation of theoretical issues relevant to the topic under investigation and the student is expected to use original research articles. The assessment comprises a substantive written dissertation.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  NetworkingBIO_PSY_6_S
                  Psychology of CreativityBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY313Semester 16NoNo

                  Psychology of Creativity

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Caroline Di Bernardi Luft
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY215 and take PSY209 and take PSY211

                  Description: Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, this module will provide students with an in-depth understanding of different theoretical conceptualizations of creativity, how it can be measured empirically and the extent to which this research can inform practices in areas such as education, business and mental health. It will draw on research from various different disciplines within psychology, covering areas such as neuroscience, social, developmental and cognitive psychology and creative arts. By exploring evolutionary foundations and creativity research in non-humans, cognitive processes underlying creativity and creativity as a strategy for fostering resiliency it will also highlight links to key focal areas and research strengths within the School of Psychology.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 4: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Criminal and Forensic PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY314Semester 16NoNo

                  Criminal and Forensic Psychology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Sophie Pettit

                  Description: This module introduces students to the fundamental concepts in the psychological study of crime. The areas introduced include: the forensic psychologist, the study of crime, psychological explanations of crime, psychological explanations of the criminal mind, psychological explanations of specific crime types (for example, crimes of a sexual nature), the role of criminal and forensic psychologists in detection and investigation, and psychology in prison.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
                  • Item 3: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  PsychopathologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY253Semester 25YesNo

                  Psychopathology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Georgina Hosang
                  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: This module is designed to give students a scientific overview of psychopathology based on related theoretical frameworks and empirical findings and to critically evaluate the range of approaches in this field. The course will focus on the history of the classification and diagnosis of common mental disorders and will then focus on key common mental disorders including mood disorders (depression & bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders and schizophrenia. Psychological therapies will also be discussed. Students will develop an understanding of the symptoms and diagnoses across the mental disorders as well as the the risk factors and treatments used for common mental disorders.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Globalisation and the International Political Economy of DevelopmentPolitics and International RelationsPOLM026Semester 27NoNo

                  Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Raymond Kiely

                  Description: The module provides students with a detailed examination - and critique - of theories of globalisation and assessment of contemporary globalising processes, and how these particularly influence the developing world. It examines these influences through detailed analysis of contemporary manifestations of globalisation, including neo-liberalism, US hegemony and contemporary imperialism, capital flows, global commodity chains, state-market relations, patterns of global inequality, international institutions, and questions of cultural homogenisation/imperialism. The module also examines the ways in which globalisation is resisted, focusing on the rise of transnational social movements and NGOs, and the politics of anti-globalisation, and how this relates to an ostensibly post-development era. In addressing these issues, the module concludes by asking the most important question: how do we think of development in an era of globalisation, US hegemony, neo-liberalism and imperialism?

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Evaluation and Delivery in Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM025Semester 27NoNo

                  Evaluation and Delivery in Public Policy

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Mr Karl Pike

                  Description: This course aims to provide a critical overview of the theory and practice of two of the crucial 'end' stages of the policy process: delivery and evaluation. The module will examine how governments and public agencies around the world have sought to upgrade their delivery and evaluation capacity in recent decades. Lectures will be given by staff and leading practitioners who have front-line experience and knowledge. The course will explore the development of theoretical and empirical academic literature and provide opportunities for students to apply this material to selected case studies relevant to the group. Practitioners will be encouraged to reflect on their practices and experiences.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Political Violence and Liberal ModernityPolitics and International RelationsPOL383Semester 26YesNo

                  Political Violence and Liberal Modernity

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Jean-Francois Drolet

                  Description: "This module will introduce students to some of the most important intellectual debates concerning political violence and late modernity as a principle of socio-historical formation. More specifically, the course will draw on literature from various fields such as political theory, philosophy, sociology and international relations to consider the relationship between political violence and the changing nature and consequences of structural phenomena associated with the process of 'liberal modernisation' since the end of the nineteenth century (e.g. secularisation, societal rationalisation, technology, the transnationalisation of production and exchange, decolonisation, the constitutionalisation of the global order, the criminalisation of war etc.). The themes covered include state violence, civil war, revolution, imperialism, genocide, ethnic cleansing, humanitarian warfare and terrorism/counter-terrorism. "

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Global EthicsPolitics and International RelationsPOL385Semester 16YesNo

                  Global Ethics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Kimberly Hutchings

                  Description: This module examines debates across the field of Global Ethics. It introduces students to frameworks for thinking about global moral questions concerning for example: the global distribution of wealth, the appropriate meaning of human rights in a multi-cultural world, environmental sustainability, migration, development aid, conflict-resolution and transitional justice. Students will be expected to evaluate different approaches to ethical judgment and to apply them to real world dilemmas.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes (Paris)Politics and International RelationsPOLM976Semester 27NoNo

                  Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes (Paris)

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Nivedita Manchanda

                  Description: The module is designed to give students a good command and understanding of key concepts and theoretical traditions in International Relations and their relevance for understanding contemporary themes in world politics.

                  The module seeks to provide students with a more nuanced understanding of the various social forces and processes shaping world politics including the co-constitutive relationship between the theory and practice of international relations. The module also aims at developing the students' capacity to reflect critically about the main claims, strengths and weaknesses of theories in international relations.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Contemporary Russian PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL382Semester 16NoNo

                  Contemporary Russian Politics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Ksenia Northmore-Ball

                  Description: "Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia has experienced a number of dramatic political, social and economic changes which are by no means at an end. Its role as an international actor has also changed over time and frequently defied the expectations of its international allies and adversaries, as the Ukraine crisis of 2014 has demonstrated. This module aims to introduce students to the politics, government and foreign policy of Russia as they have developed since 1991 in order to allow students to analyse and assess the challenges Russia faces today and its complex role in contemporary geopolitics."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  International Security: War and Peace in a Global Context (Paris)Politics and International RelationsPOLM974Semester 17NoNo

                  International Security: War and Peace in a Global Context (Paris)

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Engin Isin

                  Description: Violent conflict and the use of force remain salient issues in contemporary international relations. While some have theorised that the advent of globalisation and spread of liberal democracy would make the use of force and violent conflict less relevant to the world, war and conflict have remained an integral part of the international system, as well as forming an obstacle to providing stability and security for many states. This module will engage with these issues.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Introduction to Social Science 2: Quantitative Methods and DataPolitics and International RelationsPOLM083Semester 27NoNo

                  Introduction to Social Science 2: Quantitative Methods and Data

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Ksenia Northmore-Ball

                  Description: This module teaches you to use advanced quantitative skills appropriate for postgraduate research. Further, you will be able to analyse, interpret, critique and replicate published research using quantitative research methods and will acquire sufficient technical competence using SPSS to perform a range of quantitative techniques in your own research.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 60.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development (Paris)Politics and International RelationsPOLM973Semester 17NoNo

                  Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development (Paris)

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Peter Brett

                  Description: The course provides students with a detailed examination - and critique - of theories of globalisation and assessment of contemporary globalising processes, and how these particularly influence the developing world.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Introduction to Social Science 1: Epistemology, Research Design, and Qualitative MethodsPolitics and International RelationsPOLM082Semester 17NoNo

                  Introduction to Social Science 1: Epistemology, Research Design, and Qualitative Methods

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Mrs Laura Richards-Gray

                  Description: The module provides you with advanced research skills, including the ability to select and use relevant resources effectively and to devise research questions appropriate for postgraduate research. You will develop the capacity to undertake independent guided research at postgraduate level.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  International Relations of the Middle EastPolitics and International RelationsPOLM081Semester 27NoNo

                  International Relations of the Middle East

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Christopher Phillips

                  Description: This module will use the analytical tools of International Relations to study the Middle East. It will do this by examining the interaction of the post-colonial states that make up the region with the trans-national forces of Islam and Arab nationalism on one hand and European and American interventions on the other. The result of these interactions is a series of fierce but weak Middle Eastern states, vulnerable to both the international system and their own populations.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  International Relations TheoryPolitics and International RelationsPOL251BSemester 25YesNo

                  International Relations Theory

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Jean-Francois Drolet

                  Description: This is the core second-year module for International Relations students. Through deep, careful and critical engagement with primary texts, it introduces students to key thinkers in and the main currents of International Relations theory: liberalism; realism; the English School; constructivism; Marxism; post-structuralism; post-colonialism; and feminism. The module covers the most fundamental questions in international politics: why do war and suffering persist? Can we hope for a better future? If so, how can we get there? If not, what should we do instead?

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  Foreign Policy AnalysisPolitics and International RelationsPOL249Semester 25YesNo

                  Foreign Policy Analysis

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr James Strong

                  Description: This module introduces students to the study of how states make foreign policy decisions. It considers the social, material, institutional and political contexts for decision-making, and how individual leaders' cognitive and psychological traits influence the choices they make. It thus forms a bridge between the study of leadership, domestic politics, and international relations.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  International Relations TheoryPolitics and International RelationsPOL251ASemester 15YesNo

                  International Relations Theory

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Jean-Francois Drolet

                  Description: This is the core second-year module for International Relations students. Through deep, careful and critical engagement with primary texts, it introduces students to key thinkers in and the main currents of International Relations theory: liberalism; realism; the English School; constructivism; Marxism; post-structuralism; post-colonialism; and feminism. The module covers the most fundamental questions in international politics: why do war and suffering persist? Can we hope for a better future? If so, how can we get there? If not, what should we do instead?

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  Introduction to International RelationsPolitics and International RelationsPOL106BSemester 24YesNo

                  Introduction to International Relations

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Clive Gabay

                  Description: This module provides an introduction to the study of international relations. Specifically, we focus on four main themes that will allow you to grasp the complexities of the contemporary global order: capitalism, (post)colonialism, security, and development. You will also become acquainted with the analytical tools that are needed to think critically about international relations through these themes: a historical sensibility (i.e. how situations have elements of both continuity and change), an understanding of political-economy (i.e. why the economy is political), an understanding of the security-development nexus (i.e. how the quest for security - freedom from fear -and development - freedom from want -are contentiously linked), and the importance of resistance and "situated knowledges" (i.e. your understanding of international relations might be different depending on where and how you are situated in the world). Empirically, we will explore the Cold War and the post-Cold War global orders - their similarities and differences.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Introduction to International RelationsPolitics and International RelationsPOL106Full year4YesNo

                  Introduction to International Relations

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Holly Ryan

                  Description: This module provides an introduction to the study of international relations. Specifically, we focus on four main themes that will allow you to grasp the complexities of the contemporary global order: capitalism, (post)colonialism, security, and development. You will also become acquainted with the analytical tools that are needed to think critically about international relations through these themes: a historical sensibility (i.e. how situations have elements of both continuity and change), an understanding of political-economy (i.e. why the economy is political), an understanding of the security-development nexus (i.e. how the quest for security - freedom from fear -and development - freedom from want -are contentiously linked), and the importance of resistance and "situated knowledges" (i.e. your understanding of international relations might be different depending on where and how you are situated in the world). Empirically, we will explore the Cold War and the post-Cold War global orders - their similarities and differences.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Introduction to International RelationsPolitics and International RelationsPOL106ASemester 14YesNo

                  Introduction to International Relations

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Clive Gabay

                  Description: This module provides an introduction to the study of international relations. Specifically, we focus on four main themes that will allow you to grasp the complexities of the contemporary global order: capitalism, (post)colonialism, security, and development. You will also become acquainted with the analytical tools that are needed to think critically about international relations through these themes: a historical sensibility (i.e. how situations have elements of both continuity and change), an understanding of political-economy (i.e. why the economy is political), an understanding of the security-development nexus (i.e. how the quest for security - freedom from fear -and development - freedom from want -are contentiously linked), and the importance of resistance and "situated knowledges" (i.e. your understanding of international relations might be different depending on where and how you are situated in the world). Empirically, we will explore the Cold War and the post-Cold War global orders - their similarities and differences.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Dissertation in Politics / International RelationsPolitics and International RelationsPOL318Full year6NoYes

                  Dissertation in Politics / International Relations

                  Credits: 45.0
                  Contact: Dr Stijn Van Kessel

                  QMUL Model Available to: All students in the School of Politics and International Relations (London) at Level 6

                  QMUL Model themes supported:

                  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

                  QMUL Model learning outcomes:

                  • Students will be able to model a holistic approach to knowledge which draws on a range of appropriate disciplines.

                  Description: The final-year Dissertation module allows students to study in depth and at length a topic of their own choosing, under the personal supervisor of an academic. Students begin to formulate their research focus before the end of their second year, and undertake formative preparatory work during the summer vacation. In-year assessment involves a Research Proposal, Presentation, and 10,000-word dissertation. Support is provided through personal supervisions and training workshops, but the emphasis is predominantly upon students' individual research.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 5.00% Practical
                  • Item 3: 85.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 6
                  Multi- and inter-disciplinarityPOL_6_A
                  Analysing Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOL350Semester 16YesNo

                  Analysing Public Policy

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Patrick Diamond

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Global Politics of Health and DiseasePolitics and International RelationsPOL317Semester 26YesNo

                  Global Politics of Health and Disease

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Andreas Papamichail

                  Description: Why do people die of preventable diseases? Are global health threats the biggest security concern of contemporary world politics? It is politics rather than science and medicine that limits disease eradication? Is Bill Gates more powerful than the US President? This module engages with these questions as it explores the key components of the global politics of health and disease: health security, global health governance, inequality and political economy of health. Over 11 weeks students will be encouraged to develop their own interests in global health in collaboration with the module leader. The lectures will focus on the broad themes of global health politics e.g. actors in global health, right to health, equality; and the seminars will provide a space for lively discussion around contemporary global health issues such as Ebola, Zika, and HIV/AIDS. Class learning will be supplemented by independent learning by students and voluntary attendance at a range of global health events in London (e.g. film screenings, talks, careers events). The module is for any student with a keen interest in this specialised area of International Relations and wants to develop their knowledge and learning in a new field of study. While there are no module pre-requisites, students are encouraged to be familiar with the main theories of International Relations and Global Governance.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
                  Level: 6
                  Comparative European Politics I: Context and Institutional DevelopmentPolitics and International RelationsPOL265Semester 15YesNo

                  Comparative European Politics I: Context and Institutional Development

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Brendan O'Duffy

                  Description: The political map of contemporary Europe is changing rapidly and fundamentally, as the traditional boundaries between East and West and between domestic and international governance break down. This course aims to provide a pan-European introduction to the continent's politics - one rooted in a comparative rather than a country-by-country approach. After establishing ontological and epistemological foundations in comparative political science and setting the historical and socio-economic context, the module focuses on comparative analysis of institutions (the nation-state, government and policy-making, legislatures, executives, parties, party systems and electoral systems.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  DissertationPolitics and International RelationsPOLM077Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation

                  Credits: 60.0
                  Contact: Dr Richard Saull

                  Description: The Masters' Dissertation is an independent programme of study of an approved topic within the field of Politics. It is designed to enable students to undertake independent research and, through this, allow them to develop a specialised knowledge in an area of the Politics discipline which is of particular interest to them. Thus, it may draw upon, and develop an existing topic or issue associated with a module that they have studied in the earlier part of their programme, or emerge out of a student's specific research interest in an area not covered by other course modules. Although the dissertation is meant to be an exercise in independent research and writing, each student will be offered guidance and support through the assigning of a supervisor within the School who will oversee the progress of the dissertation.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 7
                  Trading and Risk Systems DevelopmentMathematical SciencesMTH789USemester 27NoNo

                  Trading and Risk Systems Development

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Pedro Vergel Eleuterio

                  Description: A preliminary outline of the course contents is as follows:

                  Part I: Programming skills
                  - Lesson 1 (2h) Introduction. Trading and risk management system requirements. Typical layout of technology components. Low level/high level coding.
                  - Lesson 2 (2h) Excel fundamentals. Layout of a sheet. Overview of in-built functions. How to build a basic pricing sheet in Excel.
                  - Lesson 3 (2h) Source Code repositories. What is a source code repository and why do we need it ? How to use TortoiseSVN. Implications for controls and regulatory processes. The Excel XML format.
                  - Lesson 4 (2h) Industry strength Excel. Named cells, data validation, maintainability considerations in a production environment, error codes.
                  - Lesson 5 (2h) VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) Functions. Recording macros. Data types and data scope. ByRef/ByVal. Setting breakpoints and using the debug window.
                  - Lesson 6 (2h) VBA Subroutines Controls to trigger and manage code execution. Excel as a pure front end for a financial system. Handling error conditions.
                  - Lesson 7 (2h) VBA Object Oriented Code. Introduction to OOP, the Excel object model, types, classes, property get and set, data validation.
                  - Lesson 8 (2h) Practical session Building a risk management sheet using Excel/VBA.
                  - Lesson 9 (2h) Basics of C/C++. Introductory to the basic language features, emphasizing plain C functions, data types etc. Building a basic console EXE application
                  - Lesson 10 (2h) Basics of C/C++ DLLs. Connecting Excel/VBA to a C/C++ calculator DLL (Dynamically Linked Library).
                  - Lesson 11 (2h) Practical Session Building a derivatives pricing tool based on an Excel thin front end, VBA middleware and a core calculator in a DLL developed in C/C++.

                  Part II: The development framework
                  - Lesson 12 (2h) Low level items Compiled code, C/C++/Assembly language. Binary representation of data. Using Windows kernel C/C++ DLLs.
                  - Lesson 13 (2h) Impact of bugs. Testing protocols. Static tests, nightly regressions. Peer review. Coding policies.
                  - Lesson 14 (2h) High performance programming. FPGAs, GPUs, grid computing, multithreading, low level optimizations
                  - Lesson 15 (2h) Overview of other technologies: Java, COM, Python, .NET, C#, F#

                  (note that there are some overlaps with other modules, e.g. C++,designed to offer additional support with some more difficult key topics)

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Science of BiocompatibilityEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM312Semester 26NoNo

                  Science of Biocompatibility

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Karin Hing

                  Description: This module will provide a comprehensive understanding of the concepts related to biocompatibility. It will cover topics including proteins and protein adsorption, cells and tissue interactions (attachment, fluid shear and mechanotransduction), biomaterial blood and cell interactions, Inflammation, wound healing and foreign body response and Toxicity, hypersensitivity and infection.
                  The In vitro testing of biomaterials will be considered with respect to
                  - chemical exchange and degradation
                  - cell response (proliferation vs differentiation)
                  - evaluation of material compatibility
                  - evaluation of device functionality (biomechanics, remodelling/adaptation)
                  Matters related to clinical trials and regulatory approval will be considered including clean manufacturing, microbiology, packaging and sterility assurance.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Manufacturing ProcessesEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM713Semester 27NoNo

                  Manufacturing Processes

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Haixue Yan

                  Description: This module provides a development of both fundamental and technological studies of shaping, fabrication, and product-evaluation processes. It applies phase transformation, microstructure, stress analysis, diffusion, plastic deformation and/or rheology to the manufacture of different products. Examples of current practices in the automobile, aerospace and bio-medical industries are illustrated, where appropriate, to enhance students' technological awareness.
                  In more detail, the syllabus will cover the following topics:
                  Casting: nucleation, crystal growth, solidification, segregation, ingot microstructure, casting defects, casting processes, temperature and recrystallization, strain rate.
                  Forming: element of plasticity and deformation mechanics, selected methods of analysis of simple forming processes, element of transport properties and viscous flow, extrusion, injection moulding.
                  Joining and Welding: fusion welding, solid-state welding, effect of welding on materials microstructure, brazing and soldering.
                  Additive manufacturing methods: Rapid Prototyping.
                  Inspection and testing, non-destructive methods: ultrasonic inspection, magnetic inspection, acoustic emission monitoring.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Modern Political Thought 2Politics and International RelationsPOL264Semester 25YesNo

                  Modern Political Thought 2

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Elke Schwarz

                  Description: This module builds on the analysis of concepts and ideologies begun in POL110. It enables students to follow through key ideas and debates about equality, power, revolution, democracy, identity and politics in modern political thought. It covers a range of thinkers from exemplars of Liberalism and Marxism to their anarchist, feminist, postcolonial and postmodern critics. The module focuses on thinkers from the mid- to late-C20th, such as Fanon, Gandhi, Beauvoir, Habermas, Rawls, Foucault (the thinkers may change from year to year).

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology IBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY109Full year4NoNo

                  Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology I

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Elke Vlemincx

                  Description: This module is intended for students studying BSc Psychology (C800). This module introduces fundamental skills in experimental design, statistical analysis and other methodologies necessary for conducting research in psychology. The module will combine lectures and practical sessions including hand calculation and computerised statistical analysis using SPSS.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 4: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 5: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Essential Skills for PsychologistsBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY100Full year4NoNo

                  Essential Skills for Psychologists

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Tiina Eilola

                  Description: This module is structured around three key areas, the first of which is acquiring essential skills for academic Psychology. The module will support students in acquiring a variety of key skills such as experimental report and essay writing, data and information handling, oral and written communication skills and appropriate use of referencing and citations in psychology. During regular tutorials throughout the module, students will also be introduced to the critical evaluation skills that will be necessary for their success during further study.

                  The second key area is considering the role of Psychology in the ¿real world¿. Through personal investigations and a series of talks from professional Psychologists, students will be encouraged to consider the role of psychology in an applied context and gain a more global perspective of their discipline.

                  The third key areas is 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 Psychologists from diverse backgrounds.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 4: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 6: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 7: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 8: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 9: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 10: 10.00% Practical
                  Level: 4
                  Portuguese IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR6200Full year6YesYes

                  Portuguese III

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Mrs Frances Goodingham
                  Overlap: POR603
                  Prerequisite: POR512,POR5200

                  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 Portuguese 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
                  Reel or Real? Rio on the Global Stage and ImaginaryLanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR4037Semester 24YesNo

                  Reel or Real? Rio on the Global Stage and Imaginary

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Else Vieira
                  Overlap: COM5037
                  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: 4
                  Colonial Power and Desire: Narratives of Dissent in Portugal and BrazilLanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR4036Semester 14YesNo

                  Colonial Power and Desire: Narratives of Dissent in Portugal and Brazil

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Else Vieira
                  Overlap: COM5036
                  Prerequisite: None

                  Description: In this module you will study a range of texts problematising sexual, religious and racial domination within the context of the Portuguese Empire, starting with the epic The Lusiads (Camões, 1570). Desire in the epic will find a vocal expression in the report to the King of Portugal by the scribe of the first Portuguese expedition to Brazil (1500). Brazil¿s natives¿ oral narratives cast into film will later be seen to confront rape and religious imposition whilst the African slaves¿ agency against racial domination will surface in their testimonials embedded in biographies. A critique of the land concentration model, prominent in Raised from the Ground, a novel by the Portuguese Nobel Prize José Saramago, in turn, will find a vivid visual deployment in Brazilian Sebastião Salgado's photography. The agency of both slaves and the dispossessed will be seen to play out in the narratives of two major social movements in Brazil today: the quilombola¿s and the landless rural workers¿. All texts are available in English and Portuguese.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Psychology Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY600Full year6NoYes

                  Psychology Research Project

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Shirley Wang

                  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: Pre-requisites: 30-unit research projects require prior SBCS approval. This module allows the students to conceive, design and carry out a substantive, original empirical study in an area of psychology independently The students work on approved research topics set by project supervisors. Experimental or theoretical work is the principal component of the project. The work also involves critical evaluation of data previously published in the literature. A consideration of ethical issues is also required. A dissertation is prepared. This module will teach students to work on original scientific research topics and consolidate quantitative research skills, communication and critical evaluation. It will enhance students understanding of psychology in a broader context and will provide students with experience of working in a research environment.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 6
                  NetworkingBIO_PSY_6_S
                  Psychology of Play and GamesBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY337Semester 26NoNo

                  Psychology of Play and Games

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Nathan Emery

                  Description: This module will present contemporary research on play in animals, children and adults, focusing on psychological theories, especially during development. The module will also utilise an applied approach to studying how different psychological mechanisms may underlie playing different games, such as board, role-playing and video games, achieved by playing and discussing games in class. Students will debate societal issues related to games, such as the role of video games in violence or game addiction, but also the positive effects of games.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Psychology of FoodBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY335Semester 26NoNo

                  Psychology of Food

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Shirley Wang

                  Description: Food and eating are necessary to human health and yet can also contribute to illness and disease. This advanced, seminar-based module will focus on the study of eating as it affects human health and well-being. Topics will include clinical content on eating disorders, public health topics such as obesity and other aspects on the psychology of eating (e.g., taste preferences, food aversions and food fads). Content such as the regulation of hunger and satiety will be examined during discussions relating to the biology of food. Finally, cultural aspects of food will encompass societal perspectives on topics such as genetically modified foods, nutrition policies and food marketing.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 4: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Individual DifferencesBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY233Semester 25YesNo

                  Individual Differences

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: To Be Confirmed
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY100 and take PSY124 and take PSY125

                  Description: This module provides an in-depth analysis of a central area of psychology known variously as "individual differences" or "differential psychology". We will build on several key areas of psychology introduced in previous modules that show substantial individual differences including personality, psychopathology, intelligence and cognition. We will then explore the proposed causes and effects of these individual differences drawing from research using approaches from psycho-dynamics to behavioral genetics. Finally, we will explore the evidence behind several key controversies in individual differences including the continuum between personality and mental heath, the nature vs nurture debate, race differences in intelligence and genetic determinism.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 3: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Comparative PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY235Semester 15YesNo

                  Comparative Psychology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Elisabetta Versace
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY117 and take PSY121 and ( take PSY124 or take PSY125 )

                  Description: As for other species, many abilities and behaviours that we take for granted - from perception to learning, communication, handedness and sexual preferences - are the result of our evolutionary history. Our history has shaped our psychology and influences our daily behaviour. Are we the only species that is deceived by visual illusions? Who is the most intelligent species? Are we the only ones that exhibit handedness? Which are the mechanisms of learning? To understand what makes as human, we have to look at ourselves from a broader perspective. In this module we will explore differences and similarities between humans beings and other species. We will learn how to access and compare the mind and behaviour of individuals that do not possess language such as human neonates, newly-hatched chicks and other models currently used in understanding of healthy and pathological behaviour.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, ThemesPolitics and International RelationsPOLM024Semester 17NoNo

                  Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Joanne Yao

                  Description: The module is designed to give students a good command and understanding of key concepts and theoretical traditions in International Relations and their relevance for understanding contemporary themes in world politics.

                  The module seeks to provide students with a more nuanced understanding of the various social forces and processes shaping world politics including the co-constitutive relationship between the theory and practice of international relations. The module also aims at developing the students' capacity to reflect critically about the main claims, strengths and weaknesses of theories in international relations.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Mobile people: Interdisciplinary Core Training Seminar (ICTS)Politics and International RelationsPOL700Full year7NoNo

                  Mobile people: Interdisciplinary Core Training Seminar (ICTS)

                  Credits: 0.0
                  Contact: Prof Kimberly Hutchings

                  Description: This module enables students to place their research on an aspect of human mobility within a broader political, legal, geographical, and historical context and prepare them for ontological, epistemological, and methodological challenges of doing original research on human mobility. The module is convened by School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) but is taught as an interdisciplinary module with contributions from Politics, International Relations (IR), Psychology, Law, Geography, Linguistics, History, Economics, Finance and Business Studies.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 15.00% Practical
                  • Item 3: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 4: 15.00% Practical
                  Level: 7
                  DissertationPolitics and International RelationsPOLM017Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation

                  Credits: 60.0
                  Contact: Dr Richard Saull

                  Description: The Masters' Dissertation is an independent programme of study of an approved topic within the field of Politics completed over the summer months (May-August) of your degree programme. It is a compulsory element of your degree amounting to sixty credits (providing one-third of the credits for your degree). It is designed to enable students to undertake independent research and, through this, allow them to develop a specialised knowledge in an area of the Politics discipline which is of particular interest to them. Thus, it may draw upon, and develop an existing topic or issue associated with a module that they have studied in the earlier part of their programme, or emerge out of a student's specific research interest in an area not covered by other module modules. Although the dissertation is meant to be an exercise in independent research and writing, each student will be offered guidance and support through the assigning of a supervisor within the department who will oversee the progress of the dissertation.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 7
                  The Politics of Southeast AsiaPolitics and International RelationsPOL381Semester 16NoNo

                  The Politics of Southeast Asia

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Lee Jones

                  Description: "This module provides a critical introduction to the political economy, domestic politics and international relations of post-colonial Southeast Asia. It begins with a broad survey of the region's development and state-making strategies and the domestic power relations generated by rapid capitalist development. A thematic section then explores how these power relations condition political outcomes domestically and internationally. Topics may include: democratisation, human rights, gender, labour and emancipatory politics, development, the environment, and regional economic and security governance."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Utopia and Dystopia: Political, Economic and Literary DreamworldsPolitics and International RelationsPOL380Semester 16YesNo

                  Utopia and Dystopia: Political, Economic and Literary Dreamworlds

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof James Dunkerley

                  Description: This module introduces students to a wide range of approaches to Utopian and Dystopian thought and literature. It concentrates on political, economic, and literary dreamworlds since the 16th century. Imagination means 'image making', and in this sense, we look at utopias as images, snapshots of political desire that reproduce, in the negative, darkness as light, light as darkness, a set geometry of oppression, the contours of a present frustrated.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Race and Racism in World PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL377Semester 16YesNo

                  Race and Racism in World Politics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Laleh Khalili

                  Description: This module will introduce students to the theoretical and practical importance of race and racism in the historical construction of modern world order. The module will also enable students to assess the continued - and possibly transformed - significance of race and racism for contemporary world politics. Tackling the various topics in the module, students will re-examine a number of concepts and issue areas all of which hold contemporary importance for the International Relations discipline (IR). Although the focus of the course is on political issues, adequately analysing "race" nevertheless requires an inter-disciplinary approach that combines work undertaken in anthropology, history, sociology and literature. Students will therefore also benefit from an inter-disciplinary approach to key issue areas in IR.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  From Blitz to Brexit: Britain and the EUPolitics and International RelationsPOLM097Semester 27NoNo

                  From Blitz to Brexit: Britain and the EU

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Paul Copeland

                  Description: This module critically analyses the UK's relationship with the process of European integration to explore the drivers behind the UK's reluctance to embrace the European Project and why, in June 2016, the UK took the decision to leave the European Union. Students will gain a historical and analytical insight into one of Europe's most difficult challenges: the potential fragmentation of the European Union.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
                  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  International OrganisationsPolitics and International RelationsPOLM099Semester 27NoNo

                  International Organisations

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Joanne Yao

                  Description: This module will provide an advanced examination of International Organisations (IOs) as a transnational political workspace for both cooperation and contestation between global actors. The module will be grounded in a historical and critical examination of the development of IOs in the 19th century as a tool to manage European international order, and it will emphasize the ways in which IOs developed in conjunction with the modern state. Building upon this critical grounding, the module will examine today's IOs, with a particular focus on the UN system, and their effectiveness in confronting global challenges in the 21st century. The module will conclude with a capstone day-long Model UN simulation.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  International Migration PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM095Semester 27NoNo

                  International Migration Policy

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Sarah Wolff

                  Description: Students will get a comprehensive understanding of how migration policy works at European and International levels and of the cutting-edge debates surrounding the so-called 'migration crisis'. Students will explore and critically analyse the causes and consequences of the migration crises from a public policy perspective. The module is divided in four parts. First, migration as a phenomenon of globalisation is introduced as well as the way states and the supranational level (EU and UN) have developed policies to `manage' and `control¿ migration. Second, the module offer a theoretical and empirical explanation of security and border policies and practices developed to control migration as well as of policies of integration. Third, the course spends some time discuss the so-called 2015 migration and refugee `crisis¿, the policies adopted by the EU, the divergent policies adopted by European member states and the role of European cities and regions. Fourth, the course studies the migration policies that are in place in North Africa, with a specific focus on the Moroccan immigration reform, and in West Africa, with a focus on ECOWAS.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Developmental PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY223Semester 25YesNo

                  Developmental Psychology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Michael Pluess
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY109 and take PSY121 and take PSY124 and take PSY125

                  Description: This module surveys developmental psychology, covering human development across the whole life span but with a more detailed focus on development in the early years (infancy/childhood). The aim of the module is to introduce the key questions, theories, concepts, methodology, studies and research findings within developmental psychology, regarding different domains of psychological functioning including social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioural development. The module will also cover the prenatal period, physical, motor, and sensory development, learning theory, moral development, and development of the self (identity).

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  DissertationPolitics and International RelationsPOLM077Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation

                  Credits: 60.0
                  Contact: Dr Richard Saull

                  Description: The Masters' Dissertation is an independent programme of study of an approved topic within the field of Politics. It is designed to enable students to undertake independent research and, through this, allow them to develop a specialised knowledge in an area of the Politics discipline which is of particular interest to them. Thus, it may draw upon, and develop an existing topic or issue associated with a module that they have studied in the earlier part of their programme, or emerge out of a student's specific research interest in an area not covered by other course modules. Although the dissertation is meant to be an exercise in independent research and writing, each student will be offered guidance and support through the assigning of a supervisor within the School who will oversee the progress of the dissertation.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 7
                  DissertationPolitics and International RelationsPOLM077Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation

                  Credits: 60.0
                  Contact: Dr Richard Saull

                  Description: The Masters' Dissertation is an independent programme of study of an approved topic within the field of Politics. It is designed to enable students to undertake independent research and, through this, allow them to develop a specialised knowledge in an area of the Politics discipline which is of particular interest to them. Thus, it may draw upon, and develop an existing topic or issue associated with a module that they have studied in the earlier part of their programme, or emerge out of a student's specific research interest in an area not covered by other course modules. Although the dissertation is meant to be an exercise in independent research and writing, each student will be offered guidance and support through the assigning of a supervisor within the School who will oversee the progress of the dissertation.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 7
                  Modernity: Theories of the State, Economy and SocietyPolitics and International RelationsPOL247BSemester 25YesNo

                  Modernity: Theories of the State, Economy and Society

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Raymond Kiely

                  Description: The module explores the work of key thinkers who focus on the politics of modernity, with a three part division based on society, the state and the economy. It will look at writers such as Smith, Ricardo, Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Spencer, Keynes, Polanyi and Hayek, and how these writers have influenced different perspectives on issues that continue to dominate political debate in the current era, including class, the state, social and political movements, and national identity.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Modernity: Theories of the State, Economy and SocietyPolitics and International RelationsPOL247ASemester 15YesNo

                  Modernity: Theories of the State, Economy and Society

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Richard Saull

                  Description: The module explores the work of key thinkers who focus on the politics of modernity, with a three part division based on society, the state and the economy. It will look at writers such as Smith, Ricardo, Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Spencer, Keynes, Polanyi and Hayek, and how these writers have influenced different perspectives on issues that continue to dominate political debate in the current era, including class, the state, social and political movements, and national identity.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  Modernity: Theories of the State, Economy and SocietyPolitics and International RelationsPOL247Full year5YesNo

                  Modernity: Theories of the State, Economy and Society

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Raymond Kiely

                  Description: The module explores the work of key thinkers who focus on the politics of modernity, with a three part division based on society, the state and the economy. It will look at writers such as Smith, Ricardo, Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Spencer, Keynes, Polanyi and Hayek, and how these writers have influenced different perspectives on issues that continue to dominate political debate in the current era, including class, the state, social and political movements, and national identity.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Mergers and AcquisitionsLawSOLM010Semester 27YesNo

                  Mergers and Acquisitions

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal

                  Description: This module is a corporate law and financial regulation module analyzing transactions using sophisticated methodologies. The module will focus on issues such as: due diligence, purchase sale agreements and contractual governance; the role of the board of directors in an acquisition/financing transaction; the permissibility and regulation of takeover defenses in the UK, the US and the EU; the protection of minority shareholders in common law and civil law jurisdictions; the protection of other constituencies such as employees affected by control transactions; and financial assistance regulation in the UK, US and the EU. The course is strongly committed to presenting a global and comparative perspective highlighting the contemporary principles and trends of corporate finance rather than the pointillist and ephemeral details of national rule books.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Thinking Politically: Introduction to Concepts, Theories and IdeologiesPolitics and International RelationsPOL199Full year4NoNo

                  Thinking Politically: Introduction to Concepts, Theories and Ideologies

                  Credits: 45.0
                  Contact: Dr Nicholas Hostettler

                  Description: This module explores and develops modern ways of thinking about politics and political issues. It combines the exploration of modern and contemporary ideologies with the analysis of key political theories and concepts. The first part is a series of introductions to the thinking of the major modern political ideological traditions of liberalism, conservatism, socialism & Marxism, paying attention both to their historical development and contemporary manifestations. After looking at the nature of political concepts and theory the focus shifts to controversies about human nature, political order, liberties, equalities and the just distribution of social goods. As we explore debates over these issues, we shall be examining the ways in which these concepts are deployed within and by the different ideological traditions studied earlier. `Thinking Politically¿ introduces students to political thinking: it demonstrates the value of political theory by helping students to use it to better understand and participate in today¿s political debates.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 4: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Corporate Finance LawLawSOLM009Semester 17YesNo

                  Corporate Finance Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  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 international corporate finance. The module will focus on providing an introduction to the different corporate financing options, methods and techniques, with special emphasis on the use of debt and equity. The course is strongly committed to presenting a global and comparative perspective highlighting the contemporary principles and international trends of corporate finance rather than the pointillist and ephemeral details of national rule books.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Banking and FinTech LawLawSOLM008Semester 27NoNo

                  Banking and FinTech Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof George Walker

                  Description: The purpose of the course is to examine the nature and content of private banking law at the UK, European and international levels. Banking Law is concerned with the private law aspects of banks and banking including both Commercial Banking and Investment Banking. Banks are among the most important financial institutions within any economy, nationally and internationally, and the City of London is one of the foremost financial centres of the world. This module examines all aspects of the law governing the structure, operation and function of banks and banking markets from a UK as well as European and international perspective. The course is essentially private law based although it also examines recent areas of significant law reform especially following the recent financial crises in banking markets.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Populism: a Global PerspectivePolitics and International RelationsPOL312Semester 16YesNo

                  Populism: a Global Perspective

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Stijn Van Kessel

                  Description: Brexit, Trump, Bolsonaro, Le Pen...due to the recent prominence of supposed populist parties, politicians and events, populism has become a much-debated theme. Populism is also a problematic concept, as its use is often pejorative and imprecise. This module focuses on the concept of populism and instances of populism in the real world across time and space. What does populism mean? Is it always associated with xenophobic politics? How can support for populism be explained? What are its implications? And is populism a threat to democracy?

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  The Politics of the Anti-ColonialPolitics and International RelationsPOL311Semester 16YesNo

                  The Politics of the Anti-Colonial

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Clive Gabay

                  Description: Students taking this module will hear from slaves on Haitian plantations in the 1780s, religious and mystical Anarchists in the 1890s, Kenyan anti-colonial activists in the 1920s, Native American protesters at Standing Rock in the 2010s and more besides. How might we re-appraise key IR concepts and practices such as the state, security or humanitarianism by listening to such voices? How might our understanding of 'the international' take on different features if we foreground traditionally overlooked concepts and knowledge systems such as the body, temporality and spirituality/religion?

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Politics at the End of the End of HistoryPolitics and International RelationsPOL307Full year6YesNo

                  Politics at the End of the End of History

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Lee Jones

                  Description: This module explores historically the contemporary crisis of the 'post-political' age created by the collapse of contending ideological forces in 1989. Through extended seminars and detailed discussion of key texts, students will consider what the 'End of History' did to political and personal life, and how and why populist ructions and Brexit are now upsetting the post-political order. We will also explore where politics is heading, and how activists and citizens might act.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
                  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Themes and Cases in US Foreign PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM075Semester 37NoNo

                  Themes and Cases in US Foreign Policy

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Dionysis Markakis

                  Description: This course will consider the principal forms in which US foreign policy has been practised and interpreted since the foundation of the Republic. Amongst these are American Exceptionalism and Anti-Americanism, 'spheres of influence', liberal interventionism and protectionist isolationism, Cold War containment, the `War on Terror' following 9/11, and the strains on unipolarity in the early 21st century. Amongst the case studies linked to these themes, we shall consider the role of Native Americans and immigration, the war of 1898, gunboat diplomacy in the Caribbean, the ideas of Woodrow Wilson, the Vietnam War, the consequences of the 9/11 attacks, and the challenges posed by China.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Power in Global GovernancePolitics and International RelationsPOL261Semester 25YesNo

                  Power in Global Governance

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Elizabeth Chatterjee

                  Description: Much of the fabric of multilateralism and international organisation appears to be threatened by 'populism'. Powerful political forces are re-asserting the national sovereignty principle. For some theorists this development is inevitable given the lack of a global hegemon willing and able to enforce international co-operation. Others, however, point to the continued globalisation of certain ways of governing state and society. On this module we will examine this debate using case studies such as Ebola, tobacco, logistics, tax evasion, drugs and sport.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Modern Political Thought 1Politics and International RelationsPOL263Semester 15YesNo

                  Modern Political Thought 1

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Elke Schwarz

                  Description: This module builds on the analysis of concepts and ideologies begun in POL110. It enables students to follow through key ideas and debates about equality, power, revolution, democracy, identity and politics in modern political thought. It covers a range of thinkers from exemplars of Liberalism and Marxism to their anarchist, feminist, and anti-racist critics. The module focuses on thinkers from the latter part of the C19th to the early C20th, such as Marx, Dewey, Du Bois, Goldmann, Luxemburg and Sorel (the thinkers covered may change from year to year).

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  Power and Legitimacy in British PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL260Semester 15YesNo

                  Power and Legitimacy in British Politics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr James Strong

                  Description: The module offers students deeper conceptual insights into the fundamental forces underpinning contemporary British politics. It explores the power structures that support everyday practices, including ethnic, gender and class inequalities. It considers how different forces - from the conventional constitution through the electoral system - legitimize those power structures. It asks a big question - how does British politics work, and who does it work for?

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  Trading and Risk Systems DevelopmentMathematical SciencesMTH789PSemester 27NoNo

                  Trading and Risk Systems Development

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Pedro Vergel Eleuterio

                  Description: A preliminary outline of the course contents is as follows:

                  Part I: Programming skills
                  - Lesson 1 (2h) Introduction. Trading and risk management system requirements. Typical layout of technology components. Low level/high level coding.
                  - Lesson 2 (2h) Excel fundamentals. Layout of a sheet. Overview of in-built functions. How to build a basic pricing sheet in Excel.
                  - Lesson 3 (2h) Source Code repositories. What is a source code repository and why do we need it ? How to use TortoiseSVN. Implications for controls and regulatory processes. The Excel XML format.
                  - Lesson 4 (2h) Industry strength Excel. Named cells, data validation, maintainability considerations in a production environment, error codes.
                  - Lesson 5 (2h) VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) Functions. Recording macros. Data types and data scope. ByRef/ByVal. Setting breakpoints and using the debug window.
                  - Lesson 6 (2h) VBA Subroutines Controls to trigger and manage code execution. Excel as a pure front end for a financial system. Handling error conditions.
                  - Lesson 7 (2h) VBA Object Oriented Code. Introduction to OOP, the Excel object model, types, classes, property get and set, data validation.
                  - Lesson 8 (2h) Practical session Building a risk management sheet using Excel/VBA.
                  - Lesson 9 (2h) Basics of C/C++. Introductory to the basic language features, emphasizing plain C functions, data types etc. Building a basic console EXE application
                  - Lesson 10 (2h) Basics of C/C++ DLLs. Connecting Excel/VBA to a C/C++ calculator DLL (Dynamically Linked Library).
                  - Lesson 11 (2h) Practical Session Building a derivatives pricing tool based on an Excel thin front end, VBA middleware and a core calculator in a DLL developed in C/C++.

                  Part II: The development framework
                  - Lesson 12 (2h) Low level items Compiled code, C/C++/Assembly language. Binary representation of data. Using Windows kernel C/C++ DLLs.
                  - Lesson 13 (2h) Impact of bugs. Testing protocols. Static tests, nightly regressions. Peer review. Coding policies.
                  - Lesson 14 (2h) High performance programming. FPGAs, GPUs, grid computing, multithreading, low level optimizations
                  - Lesson 15 (2h) Overview of other technologies: Java, COM, Python, .NET, C#, F#

                  (note that there are some overlaps with other modules, e.g. C++,designed to offer additional support with some more difficult key topics)

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Russian Documentary FilmLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS6030Semester 26YesNo

                  Russian Documentary Film

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Jeremy Hicks
                  Overlap: RUS5030, FLM5030, FLM6030
                  Prerequisite: None

                  Description: You will examine the ways in which documentary film has been used in Russia both to record life and to shape it. You will trace the use of documentary film to trace and interpret revolution and industrialisation in the 1920s and 1930s, World War Two, the disintegration of the Soviet Union and post-Soviet life, paying particular attention to how filmmakers from Vertov to Sokurov have exploited the genre's formal possibilities: framing, editing, various aspects of sound, including music, voice-over commentary, noises, and the interview.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Russian Novel: Dysfunctional FamiliesLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS6019Semester 26YesNo

                  Russian Novel: Dysfunctional Families

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Andreas Schonle
                  Overlap: COM5019, COM6019 and RUS5019
                  Prerequisite: RUS4012 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: 6
                  CeramicsEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM068Semester 17NoNo

                  Ceramics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Mike Reece

                  Description: Review to physical and structural origin of the mechanical, electrical and optical properties of ceramics. Relate this knowledge to their applications and commercial importance. Review the processing and characterisation of ceramics. (Particular reference will be made to the following structural ceramics: alumina; silicon nitride; zirconia; and silicon carbide.) Review of functional ceramics: varistors; ferroelectrics; piezoelectrics; pyroelectrics; optoelectronics; and ferrites. Throughout the module the students will develop their knowledge so that they can relate structure, properties and applications.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Advanced Tissue Engineering and Regenerative MedicineEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM064Semester 17NoNo

                  Advanced Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Tina Chowdhury

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 85.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Politics of International LawPolitics and International RelationsPOL259Semester 15YesNo

                  Politics of International Law

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Peter Brett

                  Description: States spend a great deal of time and effort justifying their actions with law. Yet international relations scholars have often doubted international law's ability to shape state behaviour. This course examines this by paradox by introducing students to the major debates about the politics of international law. These perspectives will be applied to the history of international organisations and (legal) order since 1919, including the development of collective security and humanitarianism at the League of Nations and United Nations.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Probability and Statistics for Data AnalyticsMathematical SciencesMTH794PSemester 27NoNo

                  Probability and Statistics for Data Analytics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Neofytos Rodosthenous
                  Corequisite: Before or while taking this module you must take MTH786P

                  Description: This module begins by covering some of the essential theoretical notions of probability and the distributions of random variables which underpin statistical methods. It then describes different types of statistical tests of hypotheses and addresses the questions of how to use them and when to use them. This material is essential for applications of statistics in psychology, the life or physical sciences, business or economics.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Slavery, Colonialism and Postcolonialism in African CinemaLanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR6036Semester 26YesNo

                  Slavery, Colonialism and Postcolonialism in African Cinema

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Else Vieira
                  Overlap: FLM6036
                  Prerequisite: None

                  Description: Looking at cinema as an increasingly prominent medium for the transmission of historical knowledge (Deleuze, Sorlin, Landy, etc.), this module analyzes the representation of history in African Cinema in three key moments of the continent's history. It initially focuses on Mozambique's major post-independence audio-visual initiative, headed by Jean-Luc Godard, Jean Rouch and Ruy Guerra - the National Institute of Cinema - and the role of film in nation-building. It then addresses film representations of historical trauma and the reconstruction of shattered lives in the context of Civil Wars in Mozambique and Angola, contrasting them with Sebastião Salgado¿s photographic documentation of the impact of war on African children and civilians. It also analyzes Guinea-Bissau¿s post-independence engagement in dialogue with the West through the musical, for the projection of an African identity and the tensions between tradition and modernization. It finally addresses the dearth of images of slavery in African Cinema and the way resistance to power imbalances and the communities of run-away slaves finds space on the Brazilian screen and, more recently, in tri-continental co-productions. No previous knowledge of Portuguese is required. All films have subtitles in English.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Probability and Statistics for Data AnalyticsMathematical SciencesMTH794PSemester 17NoNo

                  Probability and Statistics for Data Analytics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Neofytos Rodosthenous
                  Corequisite: Before or while taking this module you must take MTH786P

                  Description: This module begins by covering some of the essential theoretical notions of probability and the distributions of random variables which underpin statistical methods. It then describes different types of statistical tests of hypotheses and addresses the questions of how to use them and when to use them. This material is essential for applications of statistics in psychology, the life or physical sciences, business or economics.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Contemporary Russian FilmLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS6017Semester 16YesNo

                  Contemporary Russian Film

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: To Be Confirmed
                  Overlap: RUS5017, FLM6017
                  Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Russian

                  Description: "Through the analysis of films produced since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union and creation of Russia, this course aims to equip students to be able to comment on contemporary Russian films as they are released. Teaching and assessment focuses on identifying key industrial, thematic and genre trends and issues in contemporary Russian cinema, with a focus on the intersection of the national and transnational. Those without Russian will be able to participate fully in this course by taking the FLM version, although a reading knowledge can be useful for working on less well-known films. The secondary reading is in English, and all key films are subtitled."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Portuguese IILanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR5201Full year5NoYes

                  Portuguese II

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Mrs Frances Goodingham
                  Overlap: None
                  Prerequisite: POR4201

                  QMUL Model Available to: Selected students in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

                  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: This module is offered to students pursuing a degree in Hispanic Studies and Portuguese, who have A Level in Portuguese/equivalent, and/or who are heritage speakers of Portuguese and have taken POR4201. Successful students will reach Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). The module develops Portuguese grammar, comprehension, oral, aural and analytical skills, with an emphasis on the appropriate use of register in both spoken and written Portuguese and preparation for the Year Abroad.

                  As a module, it will be available to students registered on a degree programme involving Portuguese only.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
                  • Item 3: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  International perspectivesSLF_456_S
                  Law of Geographical IndicationsLawSOLM088Semester 27NoNo

                  Law of Geographical Indications

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Gail Evans

                  Description: Geographical indications (GIs) recognise the provenance and heritage of products, especially food and drink. The GI provides registered products with protection against imitation; and protects consumers from being misled about the geographical origin or quality of goods. They are important to the economy and environment of rural regions. GIs, such as Scotch Whisky, Parmigiano Reggiano or Darjeeling Tea, have become a valuable form of collective intellectual property. This module is intended for those involved in the drafting of specifications for the registration of GIs; or the formulation of regulations governing GIs; or the complementary administration of trade mark systems; or more generally, in the devising socio-economic policy for rural regions. The module will focus on EU law for the regulation of GIs; while having due regard to the comparative relationship other influential jurisdictions, including those of India and China; and by way of contrast, to the means by which GIs are protected as trade marks in the United States (US). The module will examine the substantive and procedural law relating to the EU regulation of GIs including the definition and eligibility of geographical names for registration; control or inspection obligations; enforcement and; the inter-relationship of GIs with trade marks. The module will consider the international enforcement of GIs, especially the way in which the competing models of EU and US regulation might be further harmonised within trade agreements; as well as possible approaches to future agreement between the UK and the EU concerning the recognition and protection of GIs following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Intellectual Property and the Creative IndustriesLawSOLM090Semester 27YesNo

                  Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Mr Noam Shemtov

                  Description: This module addresses the major creative industries, the way they operate and their impact on the national global economy, with a particular focus on the interplay between intellectual property protection and the industries' business environment. This module will analyze various contentious issues in the law surrounding the creative industries with a focus on intellectual property. A number of specific creative industries will be examined as well as famous' persons rights over their name and image and the commercialization of such rights. The module is international in scope, looking at a variety of jurisdictions according to significance and relevance to particular industries.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Nature, Nurture and Mental HealthBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY333Semester 16NoNo

                  Nature, Nurture and Mental Health

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: To Be Confirmed
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY117 and take PSY121 and take PSY233 and take PSY253

                  Description: This module provides an in-depth analysis of a new, rapidly evolving, and often controversial area, of psychology and psychiatry. We will build on several key areas of psychology introduced in previous modules including social, biological and abnormal psychology to explore how genetic and environmental factors come together to cause mental illnesses such as major depression, schizophrenia and autism. Drawing on the most recent research from quantitative and molecular genetics we will explore the evidence behind several key controversies in the field including the continuum between traits and disorders, the nature vs nurture debate, genetic determinism and the ethical implications of genetic research of mental illness.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Counselling PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY329Semester 26NoNo

                  Counselling Psychology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Sevasti Foka
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY253 and take PSY211 and ( take PSY209 or take PSY109 )

                  Description: This module builds on themes developed in level 4 and 5 psychology modules. It will consider areas of psychology which are the subject of active research in the SBCS Department of Psychology.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Cognitive and Affective NeuroscienceBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY323Semester 26NoNo

                  Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Frederike Beyer

                  Description: The aim of this module is to give students a thorough understanding of the theoretical approaches in cognitive and affective neuroscience, where we will evaluate evidence from both behavioural and neuropsychological studies. We will explore how normal cognitive functioning takes place and how this can be elucidated by looking at brain damaged patients and neuroimaging studies. The lecture series will include an introductory lecture on the overall aims and objectives of Cognitive Neuroscience followed by a series of lectures looking at attention, perception, memory and movement. Subsequent lectures will focus on affective neuroscience, looking at Neuroscience of Empathy; Neuroscience of Music and Emotion; attentional and interpretative biases in anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder; and Neuroscience of different emotions such as fear, anger, and disgust.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Health PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY216Semester 15NoNo

                  Health Psychology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Sophie Pettit

                  Description: This module introduces an area of special interest to applied psychologists ¿ namely, psychology as applied to health behaviour. The course covers the central models and evidence bases concerning the relationship between psychological processes and health and illness. Topics covered by this module will include health promotion and public health; health behaviour models; illness maintenance and treatment adherence; chronic illness; and health through the lifespan.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Social PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY215Semester 15YesNo

                  Social Psychology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Janelle Jones
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY109 and take PSY121 and take PSY124 and take PSY125

                  Description: Have you ever wondered what influences our perceptions, emotions, thoughts, and behaviours? This module in Social Psychology will provide an overview of the classic and contemporary scientific theories and methods used to address how other people and different contexts can shape these processes. Topics covered will include the self, social cognition, attitudes and attitude change, social influence, group processes, and stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 4: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 5: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Cognitive PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY211Semester 15NoNo

                  Cognitive Psychology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Shirley Wang

                  Description: This module is only available to students who enter under the C1C8 programme. This module builds upon themes developed in level 4 psychology modules and considers specific cognitive functions and properties of the human mind. The material covered will include traditional cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology (the understanding of normal cognitive processes through unique case studies of human brain damage). Cognitive functions examined will include visual, object and spatial perception, psychophysics, memory processes, complex reasoning, language, face processing and the relationship between emotion and these processes. Experiments and studies from classical and modern cognitive psychology will be provided throughout.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  American Politics, Carceral State and Social MovementsPolitics and International RelationsPOL398Semester 16YesNo

                  American Politics, Carceral State and Social Movements

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Daniel Kato

                  Description: This module examines various aspects of the carceral state and how they have changed over time. It introduces students to (a) the various aspects of the carceral state - policing, courts, incarceration and parole and (b) the political, social and economic controversies ramifications of such policies. The module will cover a range of controversial methods, for example: the criminalization of drugs and the subsequent rise of misdemeanor decriminalization, comparative analysis of incarceration across United States and Western Europe, the growing militarization of the police and police discretion, civil forfeiture, changing of valence of race across time and space, social movements against the carceral state and future trends.
                  Students will be expected to gain an understanding of the carceral state and their limits, and evaluate their political and social effects.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  British Economic and Social Policy since 1945: Ideas, Interests and InstitutionsPolitics and International RelationsPOL396Semester 26YesNo

                  British Economic and Social Policy since 1945: Ideas, Interests and Institutions

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Patrick Diamond

                  Description: This module will focus on the process of policy-making in Britain since 1945, while addressing the substantive content of key economic and social policies enacted since the Second World War. Particular attention will be paid to the role of ideas, the intellectual and ideological rationale that has been used to justify distinctive policies, and the broader context created by state, society and economy. The course will begin by analysing the relationship between ideas, interests and institutions in the British policy-making process, establishing a theoretical and conceptual approach drawing on comparative analyses and frameworks. The course will then proceed to examine a series of key topics and themes in post-war economic and social policy.

                  Introduction: 1. Introduction to the policy process in Britain since 1945: ideas, institutions, interests; 2. Institutions: the role of the civil service and the Treasury; 'the marketplace of ideas' and think-tanks; 3. Ideas: from post-war Keynesianism to neo-liberalism and beyond; 4. Interests: the collapse of corporatism; the role of expertise and the influence of new social movements in policy-making.

                  Topics and themes: 5. British economy policy in the `golden age' 1945-73; 6. The rise of the welfare state 1906-75: the birth of social policy; 7. 'Storm clouds gathering': devaluation, the IMF crisis 1967-76 and policy failure; 8. `Morality, family and the state: the legacy of the sixties¿; 9. Deindustrialisation and globalisation since 1973: the transformation of the UK economy and neo-liberal economic policy; 10. Remaking the welfare state contract after 1979; 11. The 2008-9 crisis and the emergence of austerity: the social construction of policy `problems¿; 12. Why did Britain vote for Brexit? Reviewing the UK¿s legacy in post-war economic and social policy.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 65.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  The Business of FilmLawSOLM087Full year7NoNo

                  The Business of Film

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Johanna Gibson

                  Description: This module deals with intellectual property and the international film industries, including the transformative environment of digital technology and user-generated content, through a consideration of protection and commercialisation in key jurisdictions and markets. Topics include the development of a film prospectus, ancillary rights, financing and alternative funding (including crowdfunding models and fan-based theories), development and production, distribution, merchandising and co-branding, film franchises and adaptations, censorship, titles and credits, cast and performers.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Ethics in International ArbitrationLawSOLM049Full year7NoNo

                  Ethics in International Arbitration

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Catherine Rogers

                  Description: Parties, attorneys, and arbitrators come to international arbitral proceedings different jurisdictions and with often distinctive legal cultures and ethical assumptions. As a result, many ambiguities exist about what rules apply to their professional conduct and often parties and counsel from different jurisdictions effectively play by different ethical rules. This module, which is to be offered as an option at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, will address these issues.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Investment Treaty Arbitration: Agreements and Substantive ProtectionLawSOLM048Semester 27NoNo

                  Investment Treaty Arbitration: Agreements and Substantive Protection

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Crina Baltag
                  Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SOLM189

                  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 investment arbitration at the juncture of dispute resolution and public international law and policy. The focus will be on BITs, FTAs and other International Investment Agreements, Investor Protection and State Defences. There are a number of reasons why a course on substantive protection of investors through investment arbitration is important at this time. Indeed, recent and rapid changes in investment arbitration prompted by globalisation and widespread foreign investment. There are also debates about legitimacy crisis and further debates about the negotiation and drafting of new generation treaties - so-called mega-regionals. The course is divided into three main topics: (1) Major Treaty Systems - Fragmentation and new Regionalisation, (2) Case Law of and case studies relating to Substantive Protection, (3) Specific Policy issues and State Perspectives to Investment Arbitration and ISDS. The classes will address the content and negotiations of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and Multilateral Treaties (Energy Charter Treaty, NAFTA, CAFTA, ASEAN, CETA, TPP (CPTPP) and TTIP). The discussions will focus on substantive protection and the evolution of such protection as well as policy considerations associated with BITs and MITs. The second section of the class will focus on substantive protection as developed through jurisprudence of international tribunals. The classes will cover (1) expropriation, (2), fair and equitable treatment, (3) umbrella clauses and fork-in-the-road, (4) full protection and security and (5) MFN clauses. The third section of the course will discuss balancing interests - public interest, public policy and regulatory chill and typical state defences raised in investment disputes (including corruption and admissibility defences). Specific attention will also be paid to treaty Shopping, Transparency and Third-Party-Funding and assessment of damages by investment tribunals."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  International Security: War and Peace in a Global ContextPolitics and International RelationsPOLM091Semester 27NoNo

                  International Security: War and Peace in a Global Context

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Katharine Hall

                  Description: Violent conflict and the use of force remain salient issues in contemporary international relations. While some have theorised that the advent of globalisation and spread of liberal democracy would make the use of force and violent conflict less relevant to the world, war and conflict have remained an integral part of the international system, as well as forming an obstacle to providing stability and security for many states. This module will engage with these issues.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Theories and Concepts in Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM092Semester 17NoNo

                  Theories and Concepts in Public Policy

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Mr Karl Pike

                  Description: This module will provide a structured introduction to key issues and concepts in policy analysis. The module will give students a solid grounding in theories of the policy-making process while enabling students to apply those insights to practical case-studies of policy formulation and implementation in the real world. The module will also provide students with background on the key traditions and approaches to public administration and policy-making in countries around the world, both developing and developed countries. Issues to be covered on the module will include the nature of public policies; the policy context: institutions and actors; theoretical approaches to the policy process; policy problems and agenda-setting; decision-making; implementation/new public management; evaluation; governance; public policy beyond the nation-state; policy change and policy convergence; future challenges for policy-makers.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
                  Level: 7
                  Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, ThemesPolitics and International RelationsPOLM090Full year7NoNo

                  Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Dionysis Markakis

                  Description: The module is designed to give students a good command and understanding of key concepts and theoretical traditions in International Relations and their relevance for understanding contemporary themes in world politics.

                  The module seeks to provide students with a more nuanced understanding of the various social forces and processes shaping world politics including the co-constitutive relationship between the theory and practice of international relations. The module also aims at developing the students' capacity to reflect critically about the main claims, strengths and weaknesses of theories in international relations.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, ThemesPolitics and International RelationsPOLM090Semester 17NoNo

                  Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Dionysis Markakis

                  Description: The module is designed to give students a good command and understanding of key concepts and theoretical traditions in International Relations and their relevance for understanding contemporary themes in world politics.

                  The module seeks to provide students with a more nuanced understanding of the various social forces and processes shaping world politics including the co-constitutive relationship between the theory and practice of international relations. The module also aims at developing the students' capacity to reflect critically about the main claims, strengths and weaknesses of theories in international relations.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Globalisation and the International Political Economy of DevelopmentPolitics and International RelationsPOLM073Semester 17NoNo

                  Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Dionysis Markakis

                  Description: The course provides students with a detailed examination - and critique - of theories of globalisation and assessment of contemporary globalising processes, and how these particularly influence the developing world.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Global SociologyPolitics and International RelationsPOL180ASemester 14YesNo

                  Global Sociology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Raymond Kiely

                  Description: This module provides students with an introduction to central themes and concepts in Sociology, and applies them to particular cases such as class, gender, race, identity, religion, social movements, state and nation in an era of globalisation. The aim is to introduce students to particular concepts and introductory theory, and to enhance understanding of these through a focus on particular issues, themes and cases.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Approaches to Political EconomyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM059Semester 17NoNo

                  Approaches to Political Economy

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Paul Copeland

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Global SociologyPolitics and International RelationsPOL180Full year4YesNo

                  Global Sociology

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof Raymond Kiely

                  Description: This module provides students with an introduction to central themes and concepts in Sociology, and applies them to particular cases such as class, gender, race, identity, religion, social movements, state and nation in an era of globalisation. The aim is to introduce students to particular concepts and introductory theory, and to enhance understanding of these through a focus on particular issues, themes and cases.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Introduction into PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL112Semester 14NoNo

                  Introduction into Politics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Joseph Hoover

                  Description: This module will introduce students to the practice as well as the study of Politics and International Relations. Teaching on this module begins with students' own experiences and interests in the subject but then instructs them in how that understanding is refined through intellectual study and the development of academic skills. Further, the module will also teach students how the study of politics relates to the practice of politics in various domains, while guiding students as they themselves become engaged with politics as part of their study.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Banking Law InternationalLawSOLM007Semester 17NoNo

                  Banking Law International

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Prof George Walker

                  Description: The purpose of the course is to examine the nature and content of banking law and regulation at the international, European and UK levels with reference to US law as well. Banking markets are key drivers in any national, regional or global economy with banks carrying out a number of essential services without which no economy could operate. Banking markets are nevertheless unstable and prone to significant crisis and collapse which was confirmed by the severity and damaging impact of the recent financial crises in global, European and national financial markets. Many difficult problems still arise with regard to the causes of the crises and most appropriate responses going forward. All of the relevant issues that arise in this exciting area are examined in this course.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Thinking Politically: Introduction to Concepts, Theories and IdeologiesPolitics and International RelationsPOL110ASemester 14YesNo

                  Thinking Politically: Introduction to Concepts, Theories and Ideologies

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Nicholas Hostettler

                  Description: This module combines an introduction to modern and contemporary ideologies with the analysis of key political concepts. It begins by examining conceptions of politics and the political, with particular attention to what it might mean to approach politics normatively/critically and through a range of theoretical perspectives. Next the module introduces modern political ideologies (including liberalism, socialism, conservatism, anarchism), paying attention both to their historical development and contemporary manifestations. The focus then shifts to an analysis of key political concepts (including human nature, liberty, democracy, justice, equality, rights), examining the ways in which these concepts are deployed within and by the different ideological traditions studied earlier. The emphasis throughout is upon relating the theoretical material to contemporary political movements and questions, and the module closes by addressing a series of contemporary issues (these will vary from year to year but may include identity, multiculturalism, property, the environment) that demonstrate the uses of political theory today.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Environmental PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL304Semester 26YesNo

                  Environmental Politics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Elizabeth Chatterjee

                  Description: Today humanity faces a multidimensional environmental crisis, as we breach safe 'planetary boundaries' for climate change, chemical pollution, freshwater use, biodiversity loss, and more. Yet too often effective and sustained policy solutions have failed to materialize. This module will analyse how ideas, interest groups, and institutions shape environmental politics around the world, from the global to the local level. Together we will develop theoretically informed understandings of the crucial drivers of and obstacles to environmental action.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Technology, Politics, WarPolitics and International RelationsPOL303Semester 26YesNo

                  Technology, Politics, War

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Elke Schwarz

                  Description: Technology is ubiquitous. And as such it takes on an ever-more significant role as a form of power in socio-political contexts. This module examines the relationship between politics, technology and war in politics and international relations. It explores the impact of new technologies in the 21st century on world politics with a specific focus on technology¿s impact on politics, society and war on a theoretical and practical level. The module aims to provide students with an introduction to the key contemporary technologies that will shape our political and military landscape in the years to come and the challenges technologies pose for society, politics and warfare in the 21st century and beyond. It will begin with an overview of the role of technological developments in politics and society and will discuss key technological innovations - digital networks, social media, robotics, Artificial Intelligence, automated and autonomous weapons systems, etc. - before engaging with the political and ethical challenges these fast-paced technological developments pose for domestic and international political governance. In this, the module introduces students to the complexity behind new technological systems, the role of political agency in shaping technology and the role of technology in shaping politics, society and warfare.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  The International Politics of SecurityPolitics and International RelationsPOL258Semester 15YesNo

                  The International Politics of Security

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Jozef Huysmans

                  Description: This module examines the study of security in world politics, investigating the development of the study of the international politics of security and the key concerns surrounding security today. The module broadly surveys different kinds of security practice and their contemporary significance. It also introduces political questions and contestations that both shape and are resulting from developments in security practice. Overall, the module gives a wide-ranging perspective on the politics of security in contemporary international politics.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  The International Politics of the Developing WorldPolitics and International RelationsPOL257Semester 25YesNo

                  The International Politics of the Developing World

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Clive Gabay

                  Description: Cartel violence in Central America, rapid urbanisation in West Africa, and huge wealth disparities in the 'rising powers' of India and China. What connects these issues? How useful and accurate is it to talk about 'the developing world' in these contexts? This module introduces students to a number of case studies across what is referred to as the developing world, in order to explore the historical and ongoing relationships between wealth and poverty, the 'international' and the 'domestic'.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  War in World PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL256Semester 25YesNo

                  War in World Politics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Katharine Hall

                  Description: This module examines the study of war in world politics, investigating the practices of war in the modern international system and the key concerns surrounding them today. The module surveys three interrelated issues: the connections between war, violence and politics; war and socio-political change; and war as normative problem.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  Colonialism, Capitalism and DevelopmentPolitics and International RelationsPOL255Semester 15YesNo

                  Colonialism, Capitalism and Development

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Angus Mcnelly

                  Description: This module covers both the origin and trajectory of colonialism, capitalism, and development. It simultaneously surveys competing theoretical explanations for the emergence and reproduction of a structural inequalities in the world system over the last 500 years. The module analyses a range of theoretical approaches to development - modernization, dependency, uneven and combined development, post-colonialism, and Marxism. It also connects historical inquiry to more recent processes, such as decolonization, Third World Revolutions, global commodity chains, ecological crisis, and the fate of the world's peasantry.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Year Abroad ¿ Russian Non-Erasmus Work PlacementLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS296Full year5NoNo

                  Year Abroad ¿ Russian Non-Erasmus Work Placement

                  Credits: 120.0
                  Contact: To Be Confirmed
                  Overlap: None
                  Prerequisite: None

                  Description: The Year Abroad is a compulsory part of any four-year undergraduate degree involving Russian and students may spend it by completing a Work Placement in the country of the target language. Students taking this module are expected to fulfill their contractual duties (as set by their employers) as well as successfully complete the Year Abroad Learning Log, which consists of three academic assignments to be submitted at set intervals throughout the year.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
                  Level: 5
                  Semester Abroad ¿ Russian Erasmus Work Placement (semester B)Languages Linguistics and FilmRUS295BSemester 25NoNo

                  Semester Abroad ¿ Russian Erasmus Work Placement (semester B)

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

                  Description: The Year Abroad is a compulsory part of any four-year undergraduate degree involving Russian and students may spend it by completing a Work Placement in the country of the target language. Students taking this module are expected to fulfill their contractual duties (as set by their employers) as well as successfully complete the Semester Abroad Learning Log, which consists of two academic assignments to be submitted at set intervals throughout the semester.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
                  Level: 5
                  Semester Abroad ¿ Russian Non-Erasmus Work Placement (semester A)Languages Linguistics and FilmRUS295ASemester 15NoNo

                  Semester Abroad ¿ Russian Non-Erasmus Work Placement (semester A)

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

                  Description: The Year Abroad is a compulsory part of any four-year undergraduate degree involving Russian and students may spend it by completing a Work Placement in the country of the target language. Students taking this module are expected to fulfill their contractual duties (as set by their employers) as well as successfully complete the Semester Abroad Learning Log, which consists of two academic assignments to be submitted at set intervals throughout the semester.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
                  Level: 5
                  Russian Vocabulary and Word-FormationLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS027Semester 24YesNo

                  Russian Vocabulary and Word-Formation

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Olga Makarova
                  Overlap: None
                  Prerequisite: Russian A Level or equivalent

                  Description: A study of the major elements of the vocabulary of Russian and of the structure of Russian words. Aims: to build up a solid Russian vocabulary; to enhance comprehension of texts through awareness of the structure of words and of their potential meanings.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Renewable Energy MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM061Semester 27NoNo

                  Renewable Energy Materials

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Joseph Briscoe

                  Description: A module designed to develop the tools required to apply a fundamental understanding of the application of new energy and renewable energy systems to the problems faced by climate change and global energy security. Particular focus is on the application of materials for the development of novel and new energy recovery systems such as nanostructured surfaces for solar harvesting and ultra tough composites for wind turbines.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Failure of SolidsEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM025Semester 27NoNo

                  Failure of Solids

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Mr Tomas Lukas

                  Description: The physics of fracture and fracture mechanics. Application of fracture mechanics to engineering applications. Influence of temperature on the mechanical properties of materials. High temperature deformation by dislocation movement and by diffusion. Practical aspects of creep deformation. Failure of materials under cyclic loading. Theories of fatigue. Practical aspects of fatigue in engineering materials.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Environmental Properties of MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM040Semester 17NoNo

                  Environmental Properties of Materials

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Maria-Magdalena Titirici

                  Description: Recycling - possibilities of recycling schemes for different types of materials like glasses, plastics and metals will be discussed.
                  Environmental politics - such as the EU end of life vehicle directive will be discussed as well as other political drivers for creating a sustainable society.
                  Ecodesign - the benefits of designing for recycling using a cradle to grave design methodology. Examining in detail designs for single material or reduced number of materials systems that can be easily disassembled.
                  Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) - Detail of how the life cycle analysis is undertaken, including instruction in the use of appropriate life cycle analysis software.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Materials Selection in DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM011Semester 17NoNo

                  Materials Selection in Design

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof James Busfield

                  Description: Introducing material selection concepts including processing constraints in design. An appreciation of the interaction of processing and material related cost considerations and the need to adopt a simultaneous engineering approach. The use of design guides such as Ashby diagrams is a key skill developed in the module.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 12.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 8.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Financial Data AnalyticsMathematical SciencesMTH792PSemester 27NoNo

                  Financial Data Analytics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Sebastian Del Bano Rollin

                  Description: This module will provide students with a general understanding of current applications of Data Analytics to the Finance and in particular to derivatives and investment banking.
                  It will revolve around problems that will be explained as part of the module delivery such as volatility surface management, yield curve evolution and FX volatility/correlation management.
                  It will provide students with a overview of some standard tools in the field such as Python, R, Excel/VBA and the Power BI Excel functionality.

                  Students are not expected to have any familiarity with coding or any of the topics above as the module will develop these from scratch.

                  It will provide students with the understanding of a field necessary to boost their careers in finance in roles such as trading, structuring, management, risk management and quantitative positions in investment banks and hedge funds.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Advanced Machine LearningMathematical SciencesMTH793PSemester 27NoNo

                  Advanced Machine Learning

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Martin Benning
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH786P

                  Description: This module builds on the earlier module 'Machine Learning with Python', covering a number of advanced techniques in machine learning, such as dimensionality reduction, support vector machines, decision trees, random forests, and clustering. Although the underlying theoretical ideas are clearly explained, this module is very hands-on, and you will implement various applications using Python in the weekly coursework assignments.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Practical
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 7
                  Brazilian Cinema: The Social TraditionLanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR5034Semester 15YesNo

                  Brazilian Cinema: The Social Tradition

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Else Vieira
                  Overlap: FLM5034
                  Prerequisite: None

                  Description: Why would a Brazilian director depict not the guerrilla Che Guevara but the young doctor developing his social awareness? Walter Salles's Motorcycle Diaries will set the tone for the discussion of Brazil's emphasis on the social agenda as its major contribution to world cinema. This course will approach the evolution of this genre, beginning with Cinema Novo, the shift towards the commercial film (Pixote, Central Station), the development of a new aesthetics (City of God) and of recent radical experimentations such as prisoners and favela (shantytown) inhabitants making their own film. Discussions will include the tensions between aesthetics and ethics, the achievement of the commercial film and of the documentary as social action, and film as a tool for the empowerment of the marginalized.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  Portuguese II IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR5200Full year5YesYes

                  Portuguese II Intensive

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Mrs Frances Goodingham
                  Overlap: POR512
                  Prerequisite: POR4200 or equivalent

                  QMUL Model Available to: Selected students in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

                  QMUL Model themes supported:

                  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
                  • International perspectives

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

                  Description: This module is the second year language module for students who have started Portuguese from ab initio level and have successfully completed Introductory Portuguese, or have a knowledge of the language equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) Level A2. Emphasis is on increasing fluency in listening, reading, writing and oral communication and including materials with up-to-date information about the Portuguese-speaking countries.

                  It will be available to students enrolled on a degree programme involving Portuguese only.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
                  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSLF_456_S
                  Russian II IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5202BSemester 25YesYes

                  Russian II Intensive

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
                  Overlap: RUS5202
                  Prerequisite: RUS4203 or knowledge of Russian equivalent to level A2 of CEFR

                  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: This is the second-year Russian language module for associate students who started their degree in Russian 'ab initio'. It offers further intensive instruction in the Russian language. This module completes the presentation of basic Russian grammar. Apart from grammar, oral practise of the spoken language, aural comprehension and translation from and into Russian are also addressed.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH_SLF
                  DissertationEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM004Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation

                  Credits: 105.0
                  Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs

                  Description: A 105 credit project specific to MRes programmes of study. The project is undertaken over a full calendar year and researches a materials topic in depth and is associated with an academic staff member's research.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 7
                  Interactive Entertainment LawLawSOLM085Semester 27YesNo

                  Interactive Entertainment Law

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Gaetano Dimita

                  Description: Interactive Entertainment Law analyses some of the legal, commercial, contractual and regulatory issues that the Games and Interactive Entertainment industry faces in. It delineates and analyses the legal parameters within which developers and publishers operate and in which players create and consume content, providing students with an in-depth analysis of the industry from the development to the commercialisation of interactive entertainment products.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  The Psychology of Real World Decision-MakingBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY320Semester 16NoNo

                  The Psychology of Real World Decision-Making

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Magda Osman

                  Description: Decision-making is embedded in every action we take, from the most basic (e.g. whether or not to his Snooze on our alarm) to some of the most important (e.g. what partner we end up being with, what house we buy, what career we pursue). This lecture and seminar based module is designed to expose students to core theoretical and empirical work on decision-making and how it has been applied to address current public policy issues (e.g., sustainable consumption, healthy eating, weight reduction, debt reduction). Each week the module will present theoretical and empirical work on decision-making to understand how we make personal, social and moral decisions and through a seminar based approach will facilitate debate on how this work has been applied, through case examples of actual public policy, to support behavioural change. This combination of basic and applied psychology is framed around understanding core psychological processes that underpin decision-making (e.g. agency, control, causal inference) in order to critically evaluate where psychology can best contribute to addressing real world policy issues.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology IIBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY209Full year5NoNo

                  Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology II

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Kristin Hadfield
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY109 and take PSY100

                  Description: This module builds introduces an area of special interest to applied psychologists, and one where the College has research strengths; health psychology or psychology as applied to health and medicine. The module covers the central models and evidence base concerning the relationship of psychological processes to health maintenance, treatment adherence, professional-patient interactions, stress and immune system function. Topics covered by this module include models and theories of health behaviour and their explanatory power; psychology & health promotion; adherence to treatment, health professional and patient interactions; research methods in health psychology; psychological issues in clinical trial design; personality, health and lifestyle; psychoneuroimmunology; cardiovascular disease; sexual health behaviours; and coping with chronic & terminal conditions.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 4: 5.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 5: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 6: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Business PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY318Semester 26NoNo

                  Business Psychology

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Paraskevi Argyriou

                  Description: The workplace is a dynamic place, constantly changing, evolving and adapting in the face of global changes in new technologies, new ways of working and changing social, economical and political norms. In order to keep a workplace running like a fine tuned machine, it often takes the efforts of many individuals. In many ways, this is where organizational psychology comes in place, which is the branch of psychology studying the workplace environment in all its liveness by promoting effective practices to maximize the benefits for both the organizations and their employees. In this module, you will be introduced in key issues in organizational psychology and how they apply in the workplace. Topics will include employee selection and training, team-work, leadership, fairness and well-being in the workplace, and organizational change and development.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  EmotionBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY127Semester 24YesNo

                  Emotion

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Caroline Di Bernardi Luft

                  Description: The module will allow students to learn about the different conceptualisations of emotion both in terms of historical developments as well as contemporary theoretical models of emotions. The module will also consider the biological basis of emotions in the brain and the body, how emotions are expressed and perceived in faces, bodies, voice and music. The relationship between emotions and cognitions will be considered, including emotion regulation and individual differences in emotions. Finally, cultural differences and disorders of emotion will be discussed.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 15.00% Practical
                  • Item 3: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Exploring Psychology IIBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY125Semester 24YesNo

                  Exploring Psychology II

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Sophie Pettit
                  Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY124

                  Description: This module builds upon PSY124 Exploring Psychology I by extending the introduction of basic concepts, theories, methods and research findings in psychology. The areas introduced include the core and interdisciplinary fields in psychology. Lectures for exploring psychology II will include an introductory lecture followed by lectures on specific topics in psychology.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Competition and Regulation in EU Healthcare MarketsLawSOLM106Semester 27YesNo

                  Competition and Regulation in EU Healthcare Markets

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Mr Nicolas Bernard

                  Description: "This module examines how EU competition rules and regulatory principles and processes affect healthcare markets. We will look at internal market rules primarily from the perspective of corporate actors (whether public or private) rather than individual patients and healthcare professionals. We will consider the legal regime for the placing of medicines and medical products on the market, market surveillance and product liability regimes as well as the application of competition law rules in this sector. Indicative list of topics that might be covered include: free movement of health goods and services in the European Union: general principles and intellectual property issues; pharmaceutical products: clinical trials and marketing authorisations; medical devices and human tissues; post market policies (vigilance, advertising and product liability); applicability of competition rules to the healthcare sector; cartels and abuses of dominant position; use of intellectual property rights and competition law; Services of General Economic Interest and competition law; state aids and public procurement in the healthcare sector."

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Parliamentary Studies - InternshipsPolitics and International RelationsPOL392Semester 26NoNo

                  Parliamentary Studies - Internships

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Daniel Gover

                  Description: This module is designed to give those who take it a view of British parliamentary politics from the inside out. Students will spend three days per week between January and April working for a parliamentarian, either at Westminster or in constituency offices, or both. The module will be assessed by students completing a reflective journal of their day-to-day experiences. An internship is an intensive and demanding exercise, but should provide a formative experience and useful skills for those interested a career in politics or politics-related fields.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Justice in the Global CityPolitics and International RelationsPOL393Semester 26NoNo

                  Justice in the Global City

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Joseph Hoover

                  Description: This module considers the contemporary global city as a site of both injustice and movements for justice. Students will be introduced to contemporary debates about justice, as well as how the injustices experienced in contemporary urban life challenge and disrupt conventional thinking about justice. The module will then introduce students to diverse political movements fighting for justice within contemporary cities (in both the global north and the global south) by looking at discourses of the just city and the right to the city, as well as movements addressing issues such as housing, racial discrimination, police violence, and inequality.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Doing International Relations Research: Theories Methods, DataPolitics and International RelationsPOLM979Semester 27NoNo

                  Doing International Relations Research: Theories Methods, Data

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Peter Brett

                  Description: This module introduces students to main theories from which international relations research is conducted and methods and analytics with which to conduct such research. Taught in SEM2 the module serves as a preparation for undertaking dissertation research that students are expected to accomplish in SEM3. The module enables students to learn (1) various theories of knowledge (e.g., positive versus normative, explanation versus understanding, objectivist versus subjectivist, postcolonial and decolonial, and rational versus relativist ways of doing international relations research; (2) major methods used in international relations research (e.g., interviews, documents, repositories, archives, recordings, and digital sources); and (3) analytical relations between various theories of knowledge in international research and methods appropriate to them. The module introduces students all these three issues with judicious examples drawn from major debates in contemporary international relations research.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  The Political Life of Security MethodsPolitics and International RelationsPOL389Semester 26YesNo

                  The Political Life of Security Methods

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Jozef Huysmans

                  Description: This module examines contemporary security practice through the methods they use. It introduces students to (a) the security life of methods -- how methods shape contemporary security situations -- and (b) the political controversies about their use -- the political life of methods. The module will cover a range of controversial methods, for example: the deployment of anthropological knowledge and methods in counter-insurgency, the role of algorithms in surveillance, the rise of big data in security governance, the use of visual methods in security practice and their political contestation, the rise of forensic methods in criminal investigations of war, and scenario planning and foresight in anticipating catastrophes. Students will be expected to gain an understanding of security methods and their limits, and evaluate their political and social effects.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  Dissertation (Paris)Politics and International RelationsPOLM977Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation (Paris)

                  Credits: 60.0
                  Contact: Dr Richard Saull

                  Description: The Masters' Dissertation is an independent programme of study of an approved topic within the field of Politics. It is designed to enable students to undertake independent research and, through this, allow them to develop a specialised knowledge in an area of the Politics discipline which is of particular interest to them. Thus, it may draw upon, and develop an existing topic or issue associated with a module that they have studied in the earlier part of their programme, or emerge out of a student's specific research interest in an area not covered by other course modules. Although the dissertation is meant to be an exercise in independent research and writing, each student will be offered guidance and support through the assigning of a supervisor within the School who will oversee the progress of the dissertation.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 7
                  Dissertation in International Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM087Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in International Public Policy

                  Credits: 60.0
                  Contact: Prof Jozef Huysmans

                  Description: The Masters Dissertation: Project in International Public Policy is an independent programme of study of an approved topic within the field of International Public Policy. It is designed to enable students to undertake independent research and, through this, allow them to develop a specialised knowledge in an area of International Public Policy which is of particular interest to them. The topic will draw upon, and develop an existing topic or issue in international public policy associated with one of the modules that they have studied in the earlier part of their programme. The format of the project can differ according to the topic, ranging from traditional research dissertation to an applied public policy implementation or evaluation report. Although the dissertation is meant to be an exercise in independent research and writing, each student will be offered guidance and support through the assigning of a supervisor within the School who will oversee the progress of the dissertation.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 7
                  Dissertation in International Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM087Full year7NoNo

                  Dissertation in International Public Policy

                  Credits: 60.0
                  Contact: Prof Jozef Huysmans

                  Description: The Masters Dissertation: Project in International Public Policy is an independent programme of study of an approved topic within the field of International Public Policy. It is designed to enable students to undertake independent research and, through this, allow them to develop a specialised knowledge in an area of International Public Policy which is of particular interest to them. The topic will draw upon, and develop an existing topic or issue in international public policy associated with one of the modules that they have studied in the earlier part of their programme. The format of the project can differ according to the topic, ranging from traditional research dissertation to an applied public policy implementation or evaluation report. Although the dissertation is meant to be an exercise in independent research and writing, each student will be offered guidance and support through the assigning of a supervisor within the School who will oversee the progress of the dissertation.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
                  Level: 7
                  Theories and Concepts in Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM086Semester 17NoNo

                  Theories and Concepts in Public Policy

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Patrick Diamond

                  Description: This module will provide a structured introduction to key issues and concepts in policy analysis. The module will give students a solid grounding in theories of the policy-making process while enabling students to apply those insights to practical case-studies of policy formulation and implementation in the real world. The module will also provide students with background on the key traditions and approaches to public administration and policy-making in countries around the world, both developing and developed countries. Issues to be covered on the module will include the nature of public policies; the policy context: institutions and actors; theoretical approaches to the policy process; policy problems and agenda-setting; decision-making; implementation/new public management; evaluation; governance; public policy beyond the nation-state; policy change and policy convergence; future challenges for policy-makers.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Themes and Cases in US Foreign PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM040Semester 27NoNo

                  Themes and Cases in US Foreign Policy

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Cristina-Ioana Dragomir

                  Description: This module will consider the principal forms in which US foreign policy has been practised and interpreted since the foundation of the Republic. Amongst these are American Exceptionalism and Anti-Americanism, spheres of influence, liberal interventionism and protectionist isolationism, Cold War containment, the War on Terror following 9/11, and the strains on unipolarity in the early 21st century. Amongst the case studies linked to these themes, we shall consider the role of Native Americans and immigration, the war of 1898, gunboat diplomacy in the Caribbean, the ideas of Woodrow Wilson, the Vietnam War, the consequences of the 9/11 attacks, and the challenges posed by China.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  International Public Policy: Concepts and PracticePolitics and International RelationsPOLM050Semester 17NoNo

                  International Public Policy: Concepts and Practice

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Patrick Pinkerton

                  Description: This module will examine the key concepts, debates, actors and processes within international public policy in the contemporary period. Concepts explored include cooperation, international law, globalisation and governance, and regionalism. The module will explore the role of various agents, including states, international organisations, regiobal organisations, private authorities and NGOs in the processes of international public policy-making. The course also examines these issues through a series of case studies, including climate change negotiations, the global financial crisis, human rights regimes, European policy-making and the International Criminal Court.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  International Security: War and Peace in a Global ContextPolitics and International RelationsPOLM027Semester 17NoNo

                  International Security: War and Peace in a Global Context

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Patrick Pinkerton

                  Description: Violent conflict and the use of force remain salient issues in contemporary international relations. While some have theorised that the advent of globalisation and spread of liberal democracy would make the use of force and violent conflict less relevant to the world, war and conflict have remained an integral part of the international system, as well as forming an obstacle to providing stability and security for many states. The module offers an examination of the ways in which violent conflict and the use of force impact on international relations, how force is used by states and other actors, and how force is managed in world politics. The module surveys a variety of perspectives on the causes of war and peace in order to better examine the roots of violent conflicts and security problems in the present day. A major theme is looking at war in a global context, not only in terms of integrating contemporary concerns with globalisation, but also by looking at interconnections between north and south, and war and society. Additionally, the responses of the international community to violent conflict will also be explored, looking broadly at the contested notion of the "Just War", international law, and the role of the United Nations. Overall, the module gives a broad perspective on the place of armed force in contemporary international relations.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Thinking Politically: Introduction to Concepts, Theories and IdeologiesPolitics and International RelationsPOL110Full year4NoNo

                  Thinking Politically: Introduction to Concepts, Theories and Ideologies

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Nicholas Hostettler

                  Description: This module combines an introduction to modern and contemporary ideologies with the analysis of key political concepts. It begins by examining conceptions of politics and the political, with particular attention to what it might mean to approach politics normatively/critically and through a range of theoretical perspectives. Next the module introduces modern political ideologies (including liberalism, socialism, conservatism, anarchism), paying attention both to their historical development and contemporary manifestations. The focus then shifts to an analysis of key political concepts (including human nature, liberty, democracy, justice, equality, rights), examining the ways in which these concepts are deployed within and by the different ideological traditions studied earlier. The emphasis throughout is upon relating the theoretical material to contemporary political movements and questions, and the module closes by addressing a series of contemporary issues (these will vary from year to year but may include identity, multiculturalism, property, the environment) that demonstrate the uses of political theory today.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 4
                  Global HistoriesPolitics and International RelationsPOL109Semester 24YesNo

                  Global Histories

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Rowan Lubbock

                  Description: This module provides students with an introduction to the historical background against which contemporary international political developments unfold. It examines how connections have been forged between different societies, economies, cultures, and political practices over time and how this has made it possible to think of our history as global. A particular emphasis is placed on the importance of colonialism for understanding patterns of globalisation. The module is organised around a series of key tipping or turning points in global history.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Background to British PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL108Semester 24YesNo

                  Background to British Politics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Tim Bale

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

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 4
                  Gender and PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL361Semester 16YesNo

                  Gender and Politics

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Rainbow Murray

                  Description: This module looks at the theory and practice of politics from a gendered perspective. It considers feminist debates concerning women¿s and men¿s role in the public and private spheres and notes the repercussions of gender imbalances in politics. It then looks at gender differences in involvement in politics and considers a range of explanations as to why women are under-represented, and possible solutions. It considers diversity and difference amongst and between women and men. The course offers new perspectives on the political process, both formal and informal, and sheds light on the way that power is unevenly distributed within society.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  Level: 6
                  US Foreign PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOL358Semester 26YesNo

                  US Foreign Policy

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Cristina-Ioana Dragomir

                  Description: The United States plays a powerful role in contemporary international relations. Therefore understanding its place in the international system and how its foreign policy is made are of crucial importance for every student of international relations. The module broadly focuses on the theme of American power in the world, through three areas: the historical development of US foreign policy, the institutional background, and current expressions of American power. Knowledge of these areas will give a solid overview and understanding of US foreign policy in the contemporary world.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
                  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Evaluation and Delivery in Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM085Semester 27NoNo

                  Evaluation and Delivery in Public Policy

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Patrick Diamond

                  Description: This course aims to provide a critical overview of the theory and practice of two of the crucial 'end' stages of the policy process: delivery and evaluation. The module will examine how governments and public agencies around the world have sought to upgrade their delivery and evaluation capacity in recent decades. The course will explore the development of theoretical and empirical academic literature and provide opportunities for students to apply this material to selected case studies relevant to the group. Practitioners will be encouraged to reflect on their practices and experiences.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 7
                  Globalisation: Issues and DebatesPolitics and International RelationsPOL355Semester 16YesNo

                  Globalisation: Issues and Debates

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Prof Raymond Kiely

                  Description: The module provides students with a detailed examination - and critique - of theories of globalisation and assessment of contemporary globalising processes. It examines these influences through detailed analysis of contemporary manifestations of globalisation, including the study of global production and commodity chains, state-market relations, the nature and direction of capital flows, patterns of global inequality, international institutions and global governance, questions of cultural homogenisation/imperialism, the US state and globalisation and East Asia and globalisation, and anti-globalisation. The module aims to provide students with a well-rounded understanding of the globalisation debate, and how this relates to contemporary international and global political issues.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Civil Society - InternshipPolitics and International RelationsPOL301Semester 26NoNo

                  Civil Society - Internship

                  Credits: 30.0
                  Contact: Dr Joseph Hoover

                  Description: This module is designed to give those who take it a view of civil society and political activism from the inside out. Students will spend two days per week between January and April working for a civil society organisation in London. The module will be assessed by students completing a short coursework and reflective journal of their day-to-day experiences.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 6
                  Political Data ResearchPolitics and International RelationsPOL269Semester 15YesYes

                  Political Data Research

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Javier Sajuria

                  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 is designed to enhance undergraduate students' understanding and use of empirical methods, mostly quantitative, in the social sciences. Through the focus on substantive and relevant topics, the module will enable students to become more sophisticated users of quantitative readings in political studies. It will also enable them to undertake quantitative analysis in their own research, including their final-year research projects. The skills acquired in this course will enhance students' employability.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
                  Level: 5
                  Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
                  International Relations TheoryPolitics and International RelationsPOL299Full year5YesNo

                  International Relations Theory

                  Credits: 45.0
                  Contact: Dr Jean-Francois Drolet

                  Description: This is the core second year module for BA International Relations. It is concerned with the most significant questions that confront all students of international politics: how do we explain the persistence of war and suffering in international politics? Can we hope for a better future? If so, how might we get there? What can we really know with any certainty about international politics?
                  The course explores these questions by examining the different traditions of thought about the character and possibilities of international politics. In Semester A, the module covers the dominant mainstream traditions: liberalism, realism, and `social¿ theories (the English School and constructivism). In Semester B, we move onto `critical¿ traditions: Marxism, Poststructuralism, Feminism and Postcolonialism, and we end by asking what the point and purpose of international relations theory might be.

                  Assessment:

                  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
                  • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
                  Level: 5
                  The UK and the EUPolitics and International RelationsPOL268Semester 15YesNo

                  The UK and the EU

                  Credits: 15.0
                  Contact: Dr Paul Copeland

                  Description: Traditional modules analysing the UK's relationship with the EU begin with