Skip to main content

Module directory 2022-23

The Module Directory provides information on all taught modules offered by Queen Mary during the academic year 2022-23. 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.

The Directory of Modules can also show you a tailored list of modules depending whether you are:

  • A Queen Mary student looking for module pre-selection information.
  • An Associate student who is currently enrolled at a non-UK university, and who is planning to study at Queen Mary for one semester / one academic year only.

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

Please note:

  • You should always check if your module selection is compatible with the academic regulations and programme-specific rules.
  • 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.
  • Timetable information will only be displayed once it is finalised.

Queen Mary Administrators: If you wish to update information in the module directory, please see the ARCS website.

Step 1 - I'm interested in...

Step 2 - Filter by:







N.B - Please ensure you clear filters between each search.

TitleSchoolCodeSemesterLevelAssociatesDescriptionSubjectAvailable to
Law of Economic Crime: Proceeds of CrimeLawSOLM199Semester 17Yes

Law of Economic Crime: Proceeds of Crime

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: Introductory, History of Financial Crime, Corporate Liability and procedural and evidential issues in financial crme, Criminal vs Regulatory Justice, AML/CTF - the International Framework, UK regulatory framework, The substantive UK criminal offences , Art Crime, Kleptocracy, Confiscation (UK), Civil actions, Non Conviction based Seizure

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
WTO Law: Fundamental PrinciplesLawSOLM192Semester 17Yes

WTO Law: Fundamental Principles

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

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% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Cognitive PsychologyBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSZ211Semester 15Yes

Cognitive Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gwijde Maegherman
Prerequisite: It is recommended that students taking this module have previously studied introductory-level psychology and research methods in psychology

Description: This module introduces theory and research in cognitive psychology, the study of the human mind and mental processes. Key theories and research in cognitive psychology will be discussed, including visual and multi-modal perception, attention, memory, language, reasoning, and decision-making. Experiments and studies from classical and modern cognitive psychology will be provided throughout to illustrate these concepts. This module will demonstrate the essential role of that cognitive psychology plays in everyday life.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Written Midterm
  • Item 2: 60% MCQ Exam
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 1 pm - 3 pm

Psychology
Psychology of EmotionBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSZ127Semester 24Yes

Psychology of Emotion

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gary Britton

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: 20% Video presentation
  • Item 2: 5% Written review
  • Item 3: 75% MCQ Test
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 9 am - 11 am
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4: Friday 12 pm - 2 pm

Psychology
CyberpsychologyBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY312Semester 16No

Cyberpsychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maria Bada
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY215

Description: This module introduces students to the fundamental concepts in the psychological study of online behaviour, the psychological processes associated with human interactions with the Internet and emerging technologies, as well as the application of this knowledge in a wide variety of sectors.
Studying and understanding human behaviour in relation to technology is vital, as people interact with cyberspace more and more everyday. Therefore, understanding the application of psychology in modern practices, for example why people behave differently when they go online than they do in real life, displaying different personalities in cyberspace is important. This module will build upon existing student knowledge from modules in the BSc Psychology curricumum, such as Social Psychology and Individual Differences. It will include topics such as: the presentation of the self online, the relationship between personality and behaviour online, romance online, as well as the psychological impact of certain behaviours online leading to victimisation and internet addiction. In addition, research will be explored on artificial psychology and the role of ethics in human-computer interaction.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25% Essay (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 75% Essay based exam (4 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 10: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Psychology
Academic Skills in Mental Health Sciences IIBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY713PSemester 27No

Academic Skills in Mental Health Sciences II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Cristina Cioffi

Description: This module will focus on further developing the key skills required to conduct interdisciplinary research in the mental health sciences. It will provide further support for students during the data collection phase of their projects and semester B modules. It will also provide support in career development to boost students¿ employability on graduation. We will invite speakers from industry, academia and/or the public sector to give careers talks and provide workshops on career planning and job applications, including how to develop a funding application for PhD positions.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% CV and application
  • Item 2: 80% Science communication piece (article and video)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm

Psychology
Tax System Design and Policy in Emerging and Developing EconomiesLawSOLM121Semester 27Yes

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% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
IT TransactionsLawSOLM206Semester 17No

IT Transactions

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Conor Ward

Description: The module covers information technology transactions, contracts and licences in a variety of areas, such as: system procurement contracts, commercial software licensing, outsourcing, cloud computing and free and open source software.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 13: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Nuclear Energy LawLawSOLM168Full year7No

Nuclear Energy Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Norah Gallagher

Description: This module will cover all of the legal and policy issues relating to nuclear power generation. It is one of the most heavily regulated sectors of the energy industry. The course will consider the policy aims of Governments in building nuclear power plants to comply with their obligations to transition to clean energy. Nuclear power provides a stable, secure and efficient clean base load of power. The course will also review of all of the international treaties and standards applicable to the nuclear industry from safety and liability to transportation of highly active waste material. Nuclear power is not without its challenges including time and expense of contruction, security concerns post Fukishima, wast management and decommissioning.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Monday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Carriage of GoodsLawSOLM143Semester 17Yes

Carriage of Goods

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Antigoni-Aikaterini Lykotrafiti

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% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
International and Comparative Petroleum Law and ContractsLawSOLM161Semester 17Yes

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% Independent research essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9: Monday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Russian II IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5202BSemester 25Yes

Russian II Intensive

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina

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: 50% In-class Mixed Skills Language Test (50 mins)
  • Item 2: 50% Oral Examination (15 mins)
Level: 5
Russian
Charterparties: Law and PracticeLawSOLM142Semester 17Yes

Charterparties: Law and Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Filip Saranovic

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% Examination (2 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Thursday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Media Law: Reputation ManagementLawSOLM216Semester 27Yes

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% Final Assessment Exercise (24 hours) (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10, 12: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10, 12: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
Introductory RussianLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4203BSemester 24Yes

Introductory Russian

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina

Description: The module is aimed at associate students who have completed the equivalent of one semester of Russian language at their home university. It has been designed to provide students with a sound knowledge of essential Russian grammar and vocabulary and to develop four key language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. This module presents and covers all the basic elements of the Russian language, including pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. The course is well balanced between the presentation of the main grammatical concepts by the tutor in grammar classes and by activity-based grammar tutorials, mixed-skills revision and oral and reading classes.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50% In-class Mixed Skills Language Test (50 mins)
  • Item 2: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 4
Russian
International Environmental LawLawSOLM134Semester 27Yes

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% Independent research essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
AdmiraltyLawSOLM150Semester 27Yes

Admiralty

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Filip Saranovic

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% Examination (2 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Monday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Introductory RussianLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4203ASemester 14Yes

Introductory Russian

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina

Description: The module is aimed at associate students with either no or very little previous knowledge of the Russian language. It has been designed to provide students with a sound knowledge of essential Russian grammar and vocabulary and to develop four key language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. This module presents and covers all the basic elements of the Russian language, including the alphabet, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. The course is well balanced between the presentation of the main grammatical concepts by the tutor in grammar classes and by activity-based grammar tutorials, mixed-skills revision and oral and reading classes.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50% In-class Mixed Skills Language Test (50 mins)
  • Item 2: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 4
Russian
Foreign Investments and Public PolicyLawSOLM190Semester 27Yes

Foreign Investments and Public Policy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Angelos Dimopoulos

Description: This module offers a comprehensive treatment of the different regulatory interests that lie behind regulation of international investments. It explores the role and policy goals of international investment law, as evidenced in theory and in investment rule making. It focuses on the relationship between investment promotion and protection and other regulatory interests, such as human rights and environmental protection, enabling students to critically reflect on the appropriate balance of (conflicting) public policy interests.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Thursday 6 pm - 9 pm

Law
Psychiatric Genetics and GenomicsBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY706PSemester 27No

Psychiatric Genetics and Genomics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Giorgia Michelini

Description: This module will focus on the genetic underpinnings of mental health and illness. Students will learn about the variety of genetic approaches that have been developed to understand the genetic risk for psychiatric and neurodevelopmental conditions, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, autism and ADHD. Drawing on the wealth of research studies in this field, we will explore novel clinical applications that integrate genetic information, discuss the way genetic predispositions interface with the environment and are manifested in cognitive and brain phenotypes, and highlight key strengths and limitations and future directions for genetic studies.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Oral presentation
  • Item 2: 80% Written report
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Psychology
Academic Skills in Mental Health Sciences IBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY711PSemester 17No

Academic Skills in Mental Health Sciences I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Caroline Brennan

Description: This module will focus on developing the key skills required to conduct interdisciplinary research in the mental health sciences. You will learn about the different genetic, social, cognitive, behavioural and neuroscientific approaches to mental health research, how to read and critically evaluate the literature and how to translate clinical findings to basic science questions. A key outcome of this module is to develop a MSc project proposal focusing on an aspect of psychiatric disorders or psychological wellbeing that can be investigated from a social, cognitive, behavioural, neuroscientific, or genetic perspective.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Presentation
  • Item 2: 80% Project proposal
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 12: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Psychology
International Trade and Investment Law of the EULawSOLM195Semester 27No

International Trade and Investment Law of the EU

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Angelos Dimopoulos

Description: This course will introduce students to the law and governance of the external economic relations of the European Union (EU), the world's largest trading bloc and most successful example of regional integration. The course focuses specifically on international trade and investment law of the EU in the context of unilateral, bilateral, regional, and multilateral arrangements. The course will cover bilateral and multilateral agreements between the EU and non-member states, such as trade agreements and relations with emerging economies and developing countries.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Cognitive NeuroscienceBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY705PSemester 27No

Cognitive Neuroscience

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Frederike Beyer

Description: This module will focus on developing the skills required to conduct cognitive and neuroscientific studies of mental illness. A variety of different methods will be covered in-depth, including EEG, fMRI, and psychophysiology. The lectures will cover the theoretical basis of each method and its application to mental health research, and accompanying workshops will teach students how to analyse and interpret neuroimaging data.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30% In-class activities
  • Item 2: 30% Experimental plan
  • Item 3: 40% Report
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Psychology
PsychopathologyBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY253Semester 25No

Psychopathology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Georgina Hosang
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must ( take PSY124 and take PSY125 ) or take BMD161

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: 50% Essay (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Psychology
Russian II IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5202ASemester 15Yes

Russian II Intensive

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina

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: 50% In-class Mixed Skills Language Test (50 mins)
  • Item 2: 50% Oral Examination (15 mins)
Level: 5
Russian
Comparative Criminal JusticeLawSOLM203Semester 27Yes

Comparative Criminal Justice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Saskia Hufnagel

Description: This module examines civil and common law jurisdictions in the area of criminal justice in different cultural contexts (i.e. Europe, Asia, Australasia, North America) and addresses possible conflicts of interests when having to work together internationally and trans-nationally. It traces the evolution of civil and common law criminal justice systems, assesses similarities of legal doctrines, theories and application of punishment, prison systems and legal aid provision. The first half of the module will provide an overview of different types of criminal justice systems around the globe, including the assessment of similarities and differences in substantive criminal law. The second half of the module will consider criminal procedure, the trial process, legal aid, penalties, prison systems and rehabilitation programs in different cultural contexts and how judicial cooperation between the systems can by hampered by differences in criminal procedure requirements.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 6 pm - 9 pm

Law
Comparative Immigration LawLawSOLM174Semester 17Yes

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% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Friday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
International Law of the SeaLawSOLM131Semester 27Yes

International Law of the Sea

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Angeliki Papantoniou

Description: The module provides a critical analysis of the international law of the sea. It examines the codification of the law of the sea that led to the adoption of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the main sources of the law of the sea, including treaties and custom, the institutional arrangements and international legal framework for governance of the world¿s oceans, and the zonal regime of maritime zones that constitutes the foundation of the international law of the sea. The module will also focus on the delimitation methodologies and the compulsory system of dispute settlement under the law of the sea.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Friday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Insurance RegulationLawSOLM139Semester 17Yes

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% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Maritime Conflict of LawsLawSOLM154Semester 27Yes

Maritime Conflict of Laws

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Filip Saranovic

Description: International maritime disputes often raise the issue of conflict of laws. A common scenario would be where a ship is owned by a Greek owner, the ship's flag is Panamanian, the ship is carrying cargo loaded in China for discharge in Chile, the ship is involved in a collision in Singapore waters, the ship's liability insurers are English and her cargo insurers are French. Which court will have jurisdiction to determine any contractual disputes arising? Which law will apply? Will any resulting judgment be enforceable?

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Tuesday 9 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Friday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Russian I IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4204BSemester 24Yes

Russian I Intensive

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina

Description: The module is aimed at associate students who have completed at least one semester of Russian language at home university. It has been designed to provide students with a sound knowledge of essential Russian grammar and vocabulary and to develop four key language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. This module presents and covers all the basic elements of the Russian language, including pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. The course is well balanced between the presentation of the main grammatical concepts by the tutor in grammar classes and by activity-based grammar tutorials, mixed-skills revision and oral and reading classes.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50% In-class Mixed Skills Language Test (50 mins)
  • Item 2: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 4
Russian
Wet Shipping LawLawSOLM147Semester 17Yes

Wet Shipping Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Filip Saranovic

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% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
International Economic LawLawSOLM194Semester 17Yes

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% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 7: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 7: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Russian I IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4204ASemester 14Yes

Russian I Intensive

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina

Description: The module is aimed at associate students who hold the equivalent of GCSE in Russian language. It has been designed to provide students with a sound knowledge of essential Russian grammar and vocabulary and to develop four key language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. This module presents and covers all the basic elements of the Russian language, including pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. The course is well balanced between the presentation of the main grammatical concepts by the tutor in grammar classes and by activity-based grammar tutorials, mixed-skills revision and oral and reading classes.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50% In-class Mixed Skills Language Test (50 mins)
  • Item 2: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 4
Russian
Protection and Indemnity (P&I) ClubsLawSOLM153Semester 27No

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% Examination (2 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
E-Commerce TransactionsLawSOLM219Semester 17Yes

E-Commerce Transactions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar

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% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 13: Thursday 6 pm - 7 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 13: Thursday 7 pm - 8 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Policing in Local and Global ContextsLawSOLM202Semester 17Yes

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% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
Business PsychologyBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY318Semester 26No

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% Essay (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 75% Examination (4 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

Psychology
Current Issues in International Energy RegulationLawSOLM165Full year7No

Current Issues in International Energy Regulation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: "This module will provide students with a good knowledge of the regulation and governance of the energy sector and the debates and issues impacting the continued development of the sector. It will consider the impact climate change mitigation measures must be taken into account by governments in energy regulation. It will examine energy regulation models and the regulation and governance of specific markets such as oil and gas, electricity and renewable energy sources. It will explore issues such as the role of ACER as a transnational regulator as well as the impact of IRENA. "

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Paper (4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Friday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Ethics of Migration and AsylumLawSOLM173Semester 17Yes

Ethics of Migration and Asylum

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Niovi Vavoula

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% Independent Research Essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
UK Tax LawLawSOLM124Semester 17Yes

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% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
General Principles of Insurance LawLawSOLM138Semester 17Yes

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% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Russian Film: Memory and HistoryLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS6028Semester 26Yes

Russian Film: Memory and History

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Jeremy Hicks

Description: This course examines how Russian cinema, through the films of Eisenstein and Vertov to Tarkovskii, Mikhalkov and Sokurov, have used biographical and historical films to construct or contest views of the past and a coherent sense of common identity and purpose. Students acquire key concepts for the analysis of filmic treatments of memory and history, enabling them to examine representations of Russian history paying particular attention to twentieth century Russia's traumatic turning points.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Essay 1 (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Essay 2 (2500 words)
Level: 6
Russian
Cybercrime: Substantive OffencesLawSOLM207Semester 27Yes

Cybercrime: Substantive Offences

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Ian Walden

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% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 10, 12: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 10, 12: Thursday 6 pm - 7 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Entrepreneurship Law ClinicLawSOLM213Semester 27No

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% Research Essay 1 (1250 words)
  • Item 2: 10% Client File
  • Item 3: 40% Assessed Presentation
  • Item 4: 25% Research Essay 2 (1250 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Monday 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Tuesday 6 pm - 7 pm

Law
Russian Novel: Self and SocietyLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS6023Semester 26Yes

Russian Novel: Self and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tamar Koplatadze

Description: This module examines the emergence and development of the Russian novel until 1860. We will focus on novels about the constitution of individual, gender, and collective identity in an environment marked by the influx of ideas and fashions coming from the West while the structure of Russian society remained staunchly committed to an absolutist model of power. Readings from Pushkin, Lermontov, Dostoevsky, and Gogol'. Themes include nobility and its others, the romantic construction of gender differences, fashion and self-fashioning, the poet and society.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Seminar Skills
  • Item 2: 50% Essay (2000 words)
  • Item 3: 40% Essay (1500 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Russian
WTO Law Domestic Regulations and Trade RemediesLawSOLM193Semester 27Yes

WTO Law Domestic Regulations and Trade Remedies

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: The module covers WTO rules and principles on domestic regulations (technical standards, rules on services, intellectual property protection) and on trade remedies to protect domestic industries against both fair and unfair trade (safeguards, anti-dumping duties and countervailing duties). It examines how WTO rules, as interpreted by adjudicators, seek to balance the tensions between free trade obligations and the right to regulate in pursuance of national policy objectives and free trade and unfair trade. On completion of the module, students should be able to advice public authorities, private companies or civil society organisations on the consistency of trade defence measures and domestic regulations affecting international trade with WTO Law and on the remedies available for breaches of WTO Law. Students which are not familiar with WTO law are strongly advised to take SOLM192 WTO Law: Fundamental Principles.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Monday 12 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Friday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Psychology of Individual DifferencesBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSZ233Semester 25Yes

Psychology of Individual Differences

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gary Britton
Prerequisite: It is recommended that students taking this module have previously studied introductory-level psychology and research methods in psychology

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 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 health, the nature vs nurture debate, race differences in intelligence and genetic determinism.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Written Coursework (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% MCQ Test
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Psychology
Russian I IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4204Full year4Yes

Russian I Intensive

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina

Description: The module is aimed at students who hold GCSE or equivalent in Russian language. It has been designed to provide students with a sound knowledge of essential Russian grammar and vocabulary and to develop four key language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. This module presents and covers all the basic elements of the Russian language, including pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. The course is well balanced between the presentation of the main grammatical concepts by the tutor in grammar classes and by activity-based grammar tutorials, mixed-skills revision and oral and reading classes. The module is intended primarily for Russian language specialists and for other students following programmes within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% In-class Mixed Skills Language Test 1 (50 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% In-class Mixed Skills Language Test 2 (50 mins)
  • Item 3: 20% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (3 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 9 am - 11 am

Russian
International Arbitration and EnergyLawSOLM163Semester 27Yes

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% Independent research essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 10, 12: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 10, 12: Tuesday 6 pm - 7 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Punishment in England 1750-1950LawSOLM201Semester 27Yes

Punishment in England 1750-1950

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Sean Mcconville

Description: The study of punishment in the period 1750 -1950 provides a number of fruitful encounters with political and social theory, evolving legal doctrine and concurrent economic and social developments. It requires and imparts versatility and flexibility in the identification of core issues. Handling this and related material can supplement and enrich broader legal studies. Full of human interest and controversy, it is challenging, engrossing and illuminating. Debates range from theories such as moral agency and culpability, to varieties of determinism to consideration of the powers, prerogatives and duties of the state.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
Health PsychologyBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSZ216Semester 15Yes

Health Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gwijde Maegherman
Prerequisite: It is recommended that students taking this module have previously studied introductory-level psychology and research methods in psychology

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: 40% Written Article (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% MCQ Exam
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Psychology
Criminal and Forensic PsychologyBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY314Semester 16No

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: 50% Individual Presentation
  • Item 2: 50% Timed report
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Psychology
US International TaxationLawSOLM123Semester 17Yes

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% Final Assessment Exercise (24 hours) (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 9 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 8: Friday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Water LawLawSOLM137Semester 17Yes

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% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Law of Economic Crime: CorruptionLawSOLM200Semester 27Yes

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% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Law
Marine Insurance LawLawSOLM144Semester 27Yes

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: 35% Written exam (1 hour)
  • Item 2: 65% Viva including pre-prepared presentation and Q&A (30 min)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 5 pm - 8 pm

Law
Climate Change LawLawSOLM136Semester 17Yes

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% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Illegal Speech, Censorship and Digital Rights: Social Media vs 'Old' MediaLawSOLM212Semester 17Yes

Illegal Speech, Censorship and Digital Rights: Social Media vs 'Old' Media

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Gavin Sutter

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% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
Terrorism, Migration and Human RightsLawSOLM175Semester 17Yes

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% Independent Research Essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 7 pm - 8 pm

Law
Public International & European Air Transport LawLawSOLM151Semester 17Yes

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% Independent research essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Dissertation in Technology, Media and Telecommunications LawLawSOLM923Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Dissertation in Criminal JusticeLawSOLM922Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Dissertation in International Economic LawLawSOLM921Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Media RegulationLawSOLM265Semester 27Yes

Media Regulation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Gavin Sutter

Description: The content of the proposed module will cover the content of both current modules SOLM217 and SOLM218. This includes:
- Ownership & Control of the Media
- Press Regulation
- EU Broadcasting Law & the shift to regulation of online, streaming content
- UK Broadcasting Law & the shift to regulation of online, streaming content
- Advertising Regulation
- Article 10, Freedom of Speech and the reasonable limits thereon with a view to protecting the Article 6 right to a fair trial, in the context of media reporting the courts
- Contempt of Court and the media - filming and livestreaming the courts, contempt by publication
- Reporting restrictions and the media - including identification of victims of serious crimes, statutory restrictions on reporting proceedings involving children and vulnerable adults, discretionary judicial orders, the media's right to representation and to appeal orders.
- Protection of journalists sources & materials, including digital resources and communications, from undue state / police interference.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Final Assessment Exercise (24 hours) (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 10, 12: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 10, 12: Wednesday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Derivatives in a Legal ContextLawSOLM235Full year7No

Derivatives in a Legal Context

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: This module introduces complex concepts in finance at a level that is appropriate for law students to master them . The first part of the course introduces the student to basic understanding of financial models and concepts as it relates to valuation in a legal context. This knowledge forms the basis of analysis for the more complex and broader concept of derivatives. The focus eventually turns to the analysis of ¿derivative¿ instruments, their application in different economic situations, and the benefits/consequences of helping clients set up contracts employing them when investing or conducting business, both locally and globally. Derivative instruments will be analyzed from two separate points of view: speculative and hedging. Tools and basic models that help in understanding the appropriate usage of different derivatives in different situations will also be introduced and examined. Through the course analysis, students will develop a thorough understanding of the models that influence and eventually determine the relationships among different derivative instruments. Legal cases are used to analyze actual situations and explore different possible solutions using financial models and derivatives, facilitating an acceptable legal determination as to the best selection for every particular exposure. The course will be taught on the assumption that the students have no prior knowledge of these financial instruments.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent Research Essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Tuesday 6 pm - 7 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Thursday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
Mathematical Techniques 3Physical and Chemical SciencesSPA5218Semester 15Yes

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% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 20% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 60% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Dissertation in Immigration LawLawSOLM919Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
International Economic Law ClinicLawSOLM263Semester 17No

International Economic Law Clinic

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Tibisay Morgandi

Description: This module offers the unique opportunity to work on a real legal project on international economic law of practical importance to a beneficiary. The module is conducted as a legal clinic running over semesters 2 and 3. Students will be grouped in project teams each consisting of a maximum of four students and assigned a project to work on specific questions posed by real beneficiaries who are seeking legal advice on specific problems in international economic law. Under the supervision of an academic supervisor and with the support of professional mentors, each team will prepare written legal memoranda on the assigned problem and present it to the beneficiaries at the end of semester 3. The bulk of the module consists on students' independent work on the project along with meetings with academic supervisors, mentors and beneficiaries as well as workshops on professional skills.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35% Individual Oral Assessment (10 minutes with 10 minutes for questions and answers)
  • Item 2: 65% Written Report (Group Grade, 10000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
International Economic Law ClinicLawSOLM263Full year7No

International Economic Law Clinic

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Tibisay Morgandi

Description: This module offers the unique opportunity to work on a real legal project on international economic law of practical importance to a beneficiary. The module is conducted as a legal clinic running over semesters 2 and 3. Students will be grouped in project teams each consisting of a maximum of four students and assigned a project to work on specific questions posed by real beneficiaries who are seeking legal advice on specific problems in international economic law. Under the supervision of an academic supervisor and with the support of professional mentors, each team will prepare written legal memoranda on the assigned problem and present it to the beneficiaries at the end of semester 3. The bulk of the module consists on students' independent work on the project along with meetings with academic supervisors, mentors and beneficiaries as well as workshops on professional skills.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35% Individual Oral Assessment (10 minutes with 10 minutes for questions and answers)
  • Item 2: 65% Written Report (Group Grade, 10000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Professional Skills in Mental HealthundefinedWOFM992Semester 17No

Professional Skills in Mental Health

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Theodora Dallas

Description: This module equips students with knowledge of core skills employed by Mental Health professionals in their workplace. The module maps out both classic and contemporary work in mental health settings and relates theory and research to practice, particularly in psychotherapy. Theory and research are drawn from a number of distinct areas, such as clinical and counselling psychology with a review of core mental health skills, such as assessment, diagnosis and formulation.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Attendance and Participation
  • Item 2: 80% Iterative Case Study (2000 words)
Level: 7
Dissertation in Art, Business and LawLawSOLM924Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Professional Skills for ScientistsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA4601Semester 24Yes

Professional Skills for Scientists

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Jonathan Hays

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% Coursework CV preparation, mock job-application materials and related
  • Item 2: 35% Continuous Assessment in Lab
  • Item 3: 50% Coursework - Written computer code submission, data Analysis write-up
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Physics and Astronomy
Stellar Structure and EvolutionPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7023USemester 17Yes

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% Coursework
  • Item 2: 90% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 1 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Dissertation in Intellectual Property LawLawSOLM910Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
International Child LawLawSOLM270Semester 17Yes

International Child Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Hedi Viterbo

Description: This module examines the broad and ever-expanding field of international child law. It looks at how international child law relates to various contexts, such as armed conflict, migration, criminal justice, education, and labour. Discussions in the module draw on a rich array of theoretical sources, including historical and anthropological studies of childhood, critical scholarship on international law and human rights, and criticisms of international children¿s rights law in particular.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 72% Independent Research Essay (5000 words)
  • Item 2: 10% Presentation (10-15 min)
  • Item 3: 3% Weekly Writing Assignments 1 (600-700 words)
  • Item 4: 3% Weekly Writing Assignments 2 (600-700 words)
  • Item 5: 3% Weekly Writing Assignments 3 (600-700 words)
  • Item 6: 3% Weekly Writing Assignments 4 (600-700 words)
  • Item 7: 3% Weekly Writing Assignments 5 (600-700 words)
  • Item 8: 3% Weekly Writing Assignments 6 (600-700 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Law
Dissertation in European LawLawSOLM908Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Dissertation in Human Rights LawLawSOLM909Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Seminar on AI Regulation, Rights and ResponsibilitiesLawSOLM284Semester 27Yes

Seminar on AI Regulation, Rights and Responsibilities

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Guan Hong Tang
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SOLM221

Description: This seminar-based module offers a multidisciplinary study of artificial intelligence (AI). The module examines AI regulations through the lens of AI technology and application and investigates the impact of AI on the economy and regulatory landscape. It discusses rights and responsibilities of AI from a technological, economic and legal perspective, reviews diverse approaches to AI regulatory frameworks in a comparative and competition context. Participants are expected to conduct research in group and to lead weekly issue-based roundtable discussions.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent Research Essay (4000) words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Monday 10 am - 1 pm

Law
Data Protection Law Compliance and PracticeLawSOLM285Full year7No

Data Protection Law Compliance and Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: This module offers a practical legal learning experience in data protection law compliance. It will be based on various compliance scenarios and activities that a data protection officer or in-house privacy counsel would likely face in assisting the processor or controller for whom they work to meet the requirements of the relevant legal framework in their ongoing personal data processing activities of the data . Although this module will primarily focus on the EU/UK General Data Protection Regulation, the skills and knowledge acquired from the course materials and learning exercises will be relevant to most data protection legal frameworks and data protection compliance practice.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15% Group Practice Exercise Presentation Evaluation
  • Item 2: 85% Independent Research Essay (3000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Friday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Sustainability and the CorporationLawSOLM269Full year7Yes

Sustainability and the Corporation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Katrien Morbee

Description: This course examines how we should design, finance, and regulate corporations in order to align their incentives with sustainability issues in general and climate change in particular. The course will focus on issues such as the concept of sustainability, the relationship between sustainability and the corporation, the design of a sustainable corporation, the role of asset managers and the financial industry in general as stewards of sustainability, and the recent policy initiatives and regulation. The course is strongly committed to presenting a global and comparative perspective highlighting the contemporary principles and trends of sustainable business and finance.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Exam (2 hours 15 minutes) (2 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Thursday 6 pm - 7 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Tuesday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
Human Rights and Public HealthLawSOLM282Semester 27Closed

Human Rights and Public Health

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Neve Gordon

Description: Students will be introduced to the core concepts and theories of international human rights and humanitarian law and the ethical debates that underpin contemporary local and global healthcare practices. Particular attention will be paid to: the legal normative basis of human rights and health; the interaction between the protection/promotion of health and the protection/promotion of human rights; the role of international humanitarian law in protecting health during war or military occupation; the tensions between the health business, healthcare and human rights; the ethical debates around the human rights framework in general and specific case studies in health and human rights; and the institutional, economic and political challenges faced by health and human rights worldwide.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15% Weekly writing assignments
  • Item 2: 10% In Class Assignment
  • Item 3: 75% Independent Research Essay (6000 words)
Level: 7
Law
EU Financial and Monetary LawLawSOLM245Semester 27No

EU Financial and Monetary Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Rosa Lastra

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% Examination (2 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
International Financial RegulationLawSOLM246Semester 27No

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% Examination (2 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 11: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 12: Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9: Friday 1 pm - 3 pm

Law
Law and Economics of Regulation and ComplianceLawSOLM259Semester 17No

Law and Economics of Regulation and Compliance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Garry Gabison

Description: This course covers different topics of economic analysis of regulation and compliance. The first part of the course focuses on the economic theory of regulations. The second part of the course investigates different regulated industries: environment, energy, telecom, and financial sector. Finally, the course discusses the economics of compliance and what happens when industries are deregulated.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30% Multiple choice
  • Item 2: 30% Essay 1 (1000 words)
  • Item 3: 40% Essay 2 (1000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Friday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Physical CosmologyPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA6311Semester 16Yes

Physical Cosmology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Karim Malik
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: 20% Coursework
  • Item 2: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm

Physics and Astronomy
International Merger Control: The JurisdictionsLawSOLM249Semester 17Yes

International Merger Control: The Jurisdictions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Eyad Dabbah

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% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Tuesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Regulation and Compliance ClinicLawSOLM258Semester 27No

Regulation and Compliance Clinic

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Garry Gabison

Description: The Regulation and Compliance Clinic is the opportunity for students to apply the skills and knowledge they acquire about regulation and compliance to a real life setting. In this this module, students will work with partners to (1) develop and hone their oral presentation skills; (2) develop and hone their written professional skills; and (3) understand and replicate how entities deal with regulatory issue. The Clinic blends problem based approach with hands-on experience.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25% Group Oral Presentation (5 min)
  • Item 2: 75% Paper (3000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
Pilot StudyundefinedWOFM999Semester 27No

Pilot Study

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Theodora Dallas

Description: This module provides students with practical application of Applied Research Methods. The general aim is to equip students with transferable skills that can be either used towards completing an empirical project or conducting a systematic review.
There is no taught component in this module, except for 4 hours of tutorial sessions delivered on alternate weeks. These 4 sessions will be complementary to 5 tutorial sessions delivered in Semester 2 for Psychological Therapies:Paradigms and Systems and Psychological Therapies: applications and Effectiveness. The aim of these 4 tutorial sessions is to provide academic support for their completion of their Pilot study.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Pilot Study (5000 words)
Level: 7
Planetary SystemsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA5241Semester 25Yes

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: 10% Coursework
  • Item 2: 90% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 11 am

Physics and Astronomy
Art and Cultural ValuesLawSOLM227Semester 17No

Art and Cultural Values

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Debbie De Girolamo

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% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
Psychological Therapies: Applications and EffectivenessundefinedWOFM998Semester 27No

Psychological Therapies: Applications and Effectiveness

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Andrea Palinski

Description: The module maps out both classic and contemporary work in mental health and relates theory to practice, particularly in psychotherapy. Research is drawn from a number of different therapeutic treatments, such as psychoanalysis, CBT, group and family therapy and 3rd wave therapies. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the effectiveness of each method and how these are used to treat a range of mental illnesses such as Psychosis, Depression and Personality Disorders.
Students will be also submitting a reflective piece based on their clinical placement.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Oral Presentation (15 mins)
  • Item 2: 50% Placement Reflective Piece (2000 words)
  • Item 3: 10% Attendance and Participation
Level: 7
Stellar Structure and EvolutionPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7023PSemester 17No

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% Coursework
  • Item 2: 90% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 1 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Quantum Mechanics APhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA5319Semester 15Yes

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% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Introduction to Data SciencePhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA4131Semester 24Yes

Introduction to Data Science

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Seth Zenz
Prerequisite: Before or while taking this module you must take SPA4121
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA4601

Description: This module aims to introduce you to the field of data science, which concerns the collection, curation, analysis, and statistical interpretation of different kinds of data. You will explore the many different ways that data are collected, stored, used, and abused by organisations, and the consequent impacts on society. You will also learn how to collect and store data in a robust manner, and avoid misleading biases and selection effects that can lead to erroneous conclusions; how to query large collections of different types of data using the SQL query language; how to perform simple statistical tests on the data; and how to visualise the results of your investigations and in a clear and informative way.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15% Essay 1
  • Item 2: 25% Essay 2
  • Item 3: 60% Coding Project
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 13: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Modern PhysicsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA4402Semester 14Yes

Modern Physics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Elise Stacey Agra

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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Research EssayLawSOLM951Semester 27No

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% Research Essay (5000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Mathematical Techniques 2Physical and Chemical SciencesSPA4122Semester 24Yes

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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Dissertation in Competition LawLawSOLM907Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Astrophysical PlasmasPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7004USemester 27Yes

Astrophysical Plasmas

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Christopher Chen

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% Coursework
  • Item 2: 90% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Dissertation in Commercial and Corporate LawLawSOLM905Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Dissertation in Comparative and International Dispute ResolutionLawSOLM906Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Energy and Climate ChangeLawSOLM278Semester 27Yes

Energy and Climate Change

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Norah Gallagher
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SOLM279

Description: This module looks at the international legal regimes 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 contributions) 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, at an international and national level. The focus is climate change exclusively from the perspective of the energy sector. This module will consider new technologies (such as CCUS and hydrogen), renewable projects and emissions trading and its effectiveness.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent Research Essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
Researching Powerful OrganisationsLawSOLM281Semester 27Yes

Researching Powerful Organisations

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof David Whyte

Description: The module will provide a set of skills that will enable participants, through a series of taught activities, to enhance research that focusses upon powerful institutions, namely governmental organisations and profitmaking corporations. It will introduce students to a range of innovative methodological techniques capable of generating novel data. The module will instruct students to uncover hidden aspects of the ways that powerful organisations `talk¿ and `act¿ in order to produce original case study materials.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent Research Essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm

Law
Art and MoneyLawSOLM230Semester 27No

Art and Money

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Katrien Morbee

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% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Advocacy in Commercial DisputesLawSOLM276Full year7No

Advocacy in Commercial Disputes

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr David Pope

Description: This module offers the opportunity to learn about advocacy from an experienced English commercial barrister. The module begins by examining the role and nature of advocacy in commercial disputes. It then considers the theory of persuasion, a subject that is - surprisingly - rarely taught to law students. The rest of the module investigates the key skills of professional advocates, including oral and written submissions, and cross-examination. The module draws on a range of materials, from the rhetoric handbooks of classical antiquity to videos of recent hearings in the UK Supreme Court.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent Research Essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Law
Artificial Intelligence, Human Rights and MigrationLawSOLM240Semester 27Yes

Artificial Intelligence, Human Rights and Migration

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Niovi Vavoula

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% Independent Research Essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Tuesday 10 am - 1 pm

Law
Reinsurance Law and International Risk TransferLawSOLM255Semester 27Yes

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% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Physics LaboratoryPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA5201Semester 25Yes

Physics Laboratory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Theodore Kreouzis
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: 25% Experiment Logbook 1
  • Item 2: 25% Experiment Log Book 2
  • Item 3: 15% Investigative Design Exercise
  • Item 4: 35% Formal Report
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 11, 12, 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 7: Friday 3 pm - 5 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Condensed Matter APhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA5228Semester 25Yes

Condensed Matter A

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Christopher White

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% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Art and GovernanceLawSOLM226Semester 17No

Art and Governance

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Emily Gould

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% Independent research essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 6 pm - 9 pm

Law
Dissertation in International Shipping LawLawSOLM917Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Research EssayLawSOLM950Semester 17No

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% Research Essay (5000 words)
Level: 7
Law
StarsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA5307Semester 25Yes

Stars

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof David Burgess

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% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework
  • Item 3: 10% Mid-semester Test
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 9 am - 11 am

Physics and Astronomy
Dissertation in Insurance Law (30 credits)LawSOLM930Full year7No

Dissertation in Insurance Law (30 credits)

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Dissertation in Energy and Climate Change LawLawSOLM931Full year7No

Dissertation in Energy and Climate Change 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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Dissertation in Environmental LawLawSOLM915Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Dissertation in Tax LawLawSOLM914Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Mathematical Techniques IPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA4121Semester 14Yes

Mathematical Techniques I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof 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% Test 1
  • Item 2: 20% Test 2
  • Item 3: 60% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am

Physics and Astronomy
Dissertation in Energy and Natural Resources Law (30 credits)LawSOLM929Full year7No

Dissertation in Energy and Natural Resources Law (30 credits)

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Trade, Environment and IPRSLawSOLM267Semester 27Yes

Trade, Environment and IPRS

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Uma Suthersanen

Description: The tragedy of the commons doctrine argues that humans are locked into a system whereby our pursuit of self-interest erodes the commons. But according to a different view, human society is fully capable of managing the commons in ways that protect the commons and benefits us all. Continuous trade and economic growth may eventually lead to an exhaustion of environmental resources. But this is not inevitable and trade relations can be managed in sustainable and mutually beneficial ways. One means to combat this is to accept that institutional intervention and technical progress should be focused so that resources are continuously directed towards environmental improvement. Moreover, the regulation of the environment (as in food, traditional genetic resources, green technologies) affects the trading patterns of both large and small producer countries.

This module explores these concerns by studying the interrelation between : (i) the environment (as in food, agriculture, climate, bio-prospecting, and other ancillary rights such as human rights, Nagoya Protocols on climate and biodiversity rules, access and benefit sharing); (ii) trade (as in regulations within the EU, US and WTO, and other UN organisations), and (iii) IPRs (as in patents, plant variety rights, utility models, trade marks, geographical indications and technology transfer).

Our environment is of fundamental importance. Activities that derive from our environment (including agriculture, fishing, consuming natural resources) matters more than almost any other productive human activity. Our environment supplies our most basic human needs, and it employs vast numbers of people. Human activities have a transformative effect on the biosphere. Indeed, it has arguably done more than any other activity to give rise to a new era in the Earth¿s history: the Anthropocene. One example is the commercial agricultural sector where farmers are supplied with inputs such as seeds and agrochemicals and advanced new technologies produced by high-tech corporations like Monsanto and Syngenta. The processing of food and other products that are grown or reared by farmers and pastoralists is carried out by transnational corporations. These products are delivered to customers by retailers that may be small and local or are massive operations. The vital role of small-scale farmers especially in the developing countries needs to be acknowledged but all too rarely is. Along all parts of the value chain there is much pressure to innovate and intellectual property rights are an essential feature of the way businesses and markets operate, how investment choices are made and where innovative activities do (and do not) take place.

Thus, this module will analyse the legal regulation of such resources from national and international levels, with reference to technology, intellectual property, agricultural and climate policies, and human rights vis-a-vis the global industries.

The module is intended to complement substantive modules on the protection of intellectual property. Therefore, students are assumed to have a basic understanding of intellectual property rights.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Presentation of Research Topic (30 minutes)
  • Item 2: 80% Independent Research Essay (3000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Tuesday 12 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11: Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Law
Climate JusticeLawSOLM262Semester 17Yes

Climate Justice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Thomas Macmanus

Description: This module is about crime committed by corporates and states and it explores the definition and nature of crime that causes harm to the environment in criminological, legal and political discourse. The module aims to develop a critical understanding of the nature and the scale and type of crimes committed by companies, states and their agents that damage the environment and ecosystems. There will also be an exploration of resistance tactics, from law-fare to civil society censure of environmental harm. Consisting of lectures, seminars and film, the following list is indicative (but not exhaustive) of the subjects that will be covered: corporate environmental crime, food insecurity, state and state-corporate environmental crime, CSR and 'green' business practice, the economy of environmental protection, the power of civil society to resist planet degradation, the genocide-ecocide nexus, corruption, agribusiness, toxic waste dumping and land grabbing. The course will also feature visiting leading scholars, and representatives from key NGOs.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent Research Essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Dissertation in Banking and Finance LawLawSOLM904Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
DissertationLawSOLM903Full year7No

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% Dissertation (15,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Public Affairs AdvocacyLawSOLM274Full year7No

Public Affairs Advocacy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ian Walden

Description: This module will examine the theory and practice of public affairs advocacy. Public affairs advocacy concerns how organizations try to influence the development of public policy and its resultant implementation through laws, regulations and related measures. Such advocacy may occur at a national, regional or international level, and is an increasingly important area of practice for lawyers. With technological disintermediation culling many functions of traditional legal services, a premium is placed on the very human skills of political advocacy - the ability of legal counsel to help their clients and organizations navigate the external world to influence and effect positive changes.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent Research Essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Legal TechLawSOLM273Full year7No

Legal Tech

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Karen Watton

Description: A course will be taught by leading practitioners in legal engineering and design, combining both academic and hands-on practical experience using some of the latest legal tech. This module will examine the theory and application of technology to legal practice and procedures It will consider how machine learning and AI has been, and could be, deployed within the legal sector to provide substantive legal advice, procedural risk analysis, the provision of legal services and contract and practice management. The interaction of technology and legal design will be examined, as well as the practical, legal and ethical issues that legal tech raise.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent Research Essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm

Law
Esports LawLawSOLM238Semester 17Yes

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% Independent Research Essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 13: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Law and Finance in PracticeLawSOLM237Semester 27Yes

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: 25% Group Oral Presentation (5 min)
  • Item 2: 75% Paper (3000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Thursday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
Art and Intellectual PropertyLawSOLM229Semester 27No

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% Independent research essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Monday 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Thursday 6 pm - 9 pm

Law
International Natural Resources LawLawSOLM254Semester 17Yes

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% Independent research essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 1 pm

Law
EU Competition LawLawSOLM248Semester 17Yes

EU Competition Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Eyad Dabbah

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% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Monday 11 am - 2 pm

Law
Practical Techniques for Data SciencePhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA5131Semester 25Yes

Practical Techniques for Data Science

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Marcella Bona
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA5666

Description: In this module, you will develop a broad range of skills in the practical analysis of real-world data. This will cover all of the major steps of data analysis, including the cleaning and pre-processing of datasets, initial analysis and visualisation techniques, the selection of appropriate methods to perform in-depth analyses and make statistical inferences from them, the fitting of meaningful physical models in the presence of imperfections and noise in the data, and the estimation of uncertainties and how they affect the conclusions that can be drawn. This module has an emphasis on the hands-on application of data analysis techniques using the Python and R programming languages, and is taught partly through lectures and partly through computer-based lab projects.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 25% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 50% Final Project
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 6 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Electromagnetic Waves and OpticsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA5222Semester 25Yes

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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Physics and Astronomy
Physical DynamicsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA5304Semester 25Yes

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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 10% Coursework 3
  • Item 4: 70% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Art TransactionsLawSOLM225Semester 17No

Art Transactions

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

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% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 6 pm - 7 pm

Law
Independent Research EssayLawSOLM927Semester 17No

Independent Research Essay

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Guido Westkamp

Description: 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% Essay (5000 words)
Level: 7
Law
International Arbitration Award WritingLawSOLM928Semester 27No

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% Examination
Level: 7
Law
Dissertation in International Business LawLawSOLM911Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Dissertation in Public International LawLawSOLM913Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Scientific MeasurementPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA4103Semester 14Yes

Scientific Measurement

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Eram Rizvi

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: 25% Laboratory
  • Item 2: 25% Report 1
  • Item 3: 50% Report 2
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Classical PhysicsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA4401Semester 14Yes

Classical Physics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Anthony Phillips

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% Test 1
  • Item 2: 20% Test 2
  • Item 3: 60% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 10 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm

Physics and Astronomy
State CrimeLawSOLM261Semester 27Yes

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% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Thursday 1 pm - 4 pm

Law
Research SeminarLawSOLM266Full year7No

Research Seminar

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Guido Westkamp

Description: The module will cover advanced and topical issues in law based on respective developments in law and policy and in academic debate. Students are expected to produce a research paper as coursework and to present their findings in class for discussion. The specific content will therefore change from year to year.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Oral Presentation (15-20 minutes)
  • Item 2: 80% Research Paper (10000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 5: Friday 10 am - 6 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 5: Saturday 10 am - 6 pm

Law
Corporate ViolenceLawSOLM260Semester 17Yes

Corporate Violence

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% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Monday 1 pm - 4 pm

Law
DissertationLawSOLM901Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Dissertation in LawsLawSOLM900Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Risk Management in LawLawSOLM236Full year7No

Risk Management in Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: This module introduces complex concepts in finance at a level that is appropriate for law students to master them . The focus of this course is on the analysis of valuation models, their application in different economic situations, and the benefits/consequences when investing or conducting business, both locally and globally. Tools and basic models that help in understanding the appropriate usage of different valuation models as used in different situations will be introduced and examined in order to assess risk and be able to manage it appropriately. Through the course analysis, students will develop a thorough understanding of the models that influence and eventually determine the relationships between risk and return when evaluating assets. Legal cases are used to analyze actual situations and explore different possible solutions when dealing with risk and other financial concepts, facilitating an acceptable legal determination as to the best selection for various risk exposure. The module will be taught on the assumption that the students have no prior knowledge of finance.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent Research Essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Wednesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Wednesday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Thursday 6 pm - 9 pm

Law
Children, Law, and SocietyLawSOLM271Semester 27Yes

Children, Law, and Society

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Hedi Viterbo

Description: This module engages with legal and moral debates relating to children, at both the international and national levels. It examines a wide range of child-focused issues, such as those concerning colonialism, racialisation, sexuality, state regulation of the family, and children¿s voices. Students are introduced to relevant theories and studies, among which are theories of children's rights, postcolonial and anti-racist scholarship, queer theory, criticisms of child development theories, and writing about risk and 'moral panic'.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 72% Independent Research Essay (5000 words)
  • Item 2: 10% Presentation (10-15 min)
  • Item 3: 3% Weekly Writing Assignments 1 (600-700 words)
  • Item 4: 3% Weekly Writing Assignments 2 (600-700 words)
  • Item 5: 3% Weekly Writing Assignments 3 (600-700 words)
  • Item 6: 3% Weekly Writing Assignments 4 (600-700 words)
  • Item 7: 3% Weekly Writing Assignments 5 (600-700 words)
  • Item 8: 3% Weekly Writing Assignments 6 (600-700 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 10 am - 1 pm

Law
ThermodynamicsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA5219Semester 15Yes

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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 9 am - 11 am

Physics and Astronomy
Art Disputes and their ResolutionsLawSOLM228Semester 27No

Art Disputes and their Resolutions

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

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: 20% Oral Presentation
  • Item 2: 80% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Tuesday 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Friday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Tax Administration and ProcedureLawSOLM286Semester 27Yes

Tax Administration and Procedure

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: The module is designed to enable students to understand a range of legal issues that arise in connection with the organisation and operation of tax administrations and the design and implementation of tax procedures. In particular, it will consider organisational models for and core functions of tax administrations, legal design of tax procedures, tax procedure and taxpayer rights, and tax dispute resolution and prevention mechanisms. It will also examine case studies of tax administration and tax procedure reform.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent Research Essay (3000-4000) words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Energy Decommissioning and Waste Management in International LawLawSOLM252Semester 17Yes

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: 20% Student Presentation
  • Item 2: 80% Final Assessment Exercise (24 hrs) (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Nuclear Physics and AstrophysicsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA5302Semester 15Yes

Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Francesco Volponi

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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 10% Coursework 3
  • Item 4: 70% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Dissertation in Regulation and ComplianceLawSOLM926Full year7No

Dissertation in Regulation and Compliance

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Garry Gabison

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% Case Study (5000 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Independent Research Essay (5000 words)
Level: 7
Law
DissertationLawSOLM925Full year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Law
Independent ProjectPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA6709Semester 16No

Independent Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Craig Agnor

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% Performance during Project
  • Item 2: 50% Written Report
  • Item 3: 30% Final Oral Presentation
Level: 6
Physics and AstronomySPA_6_S
Quantum Mechanics and SymmetryPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA6325Semester 26Yes

Quantum Mechanics and Symmetry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Constantinos Papageorgakis
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take INK7002U
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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Euromasters Project/DissertationPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7026PFull year7No

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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
  • Item 2: 20% Presentation (45 min)
  • Item 3: 10% Performance
Level: 7
Physics and Astronomy
Competition Enforcement: From Investigation to SanctionsLawSOLM059Full year7No

Competition Enforcement: From Investigation to Sanctions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: The European Commission is empowered to send information requests to companies, enter the premises of companies, examine the records related to the business, take copies of those records, seal the business premises and records during an inspection, ask members of staff or company representatives questions relating to the subject-matter and purpose of the inspection and record the answers. At the end of the initial investigative phase, the Commission can take the decision to pursue the case as a matter of priority and to conduct an in-depth investigation, or to close it. Alternatively to a prohibition decision the Commission may take a commitment decision under Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003. This is a quick way of restoring effective competition to the market. Finally, as the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission states, infringements of competition rules, such as price cartels and abuses of a dominant position in the market, are not only negative for the economy and consumers as a whole: they also cause direct harm to the infringer's customers and competitors (e.g. higher prices, lost profits). The European Court of Justice held that any citizen or business who suffers harm as a result of such breaches is entitled to compensation from the infringers. Thus, any citizen or business which suffers harm as a result of a breach of the EU competition rules is entitled to claim compensation from the party who caused it. This means that the victims of competition law infringements can bring an action for damages before the national courts.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Monday 6 pm - 9 pm

Law
Psychological Therapies: Paradigms and SystemsundefinedWOFM987Semester 27No

Psychological Therapies: Paradigms and Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Andrea Palinski

Description: This module provides students with major theories of different schools of thought and paradigms within psychology, such as the Psychoanalytic Paradigm, the Sociocultural Paradigm, the Trait Paradigm, the Learning Paradigm, the Evolutionary Paradigm and the Existential-Humanistic Paradigm. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the history of psychology and the nature of psychopathology. This module also touches upon branches of philosophy such as epistemology, rationalism and empiricism and explores how contemporary philosophers, such as Kuhn's and Popper's view of science.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Critical Essay (3000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9: Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Psychological Therapies: Applications and EffectivenessundefinedWOFM988Semester 27No

Psychological Therapies: Applications and Effectiveness

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Andrea Palinski

Description: The module maps out both classic and contemporary work in mental health and relates theory to practice, particularly in psychotherapy. Research is drawn from a number of different therapeutic treatments, such as psychoanalysis, CBT, group and family therapy and 3rd wave therapies. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the effectiveness of each method and how these are used to treat a range of mental illnesses such as Psychosis, Depression and Personality Disorders.
Students will be also submitting a reflective piece based on their clinical placement.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Oral Presentation (15 mins)
  • Item 2: 50% Placement Reflective Piece (2000 words)
  • Item 3: 10% Attendance and Participation
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 8, 10: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 8, 10: Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10: Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 7: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 7: Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 11: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 9, 10: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 6: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 7, 8: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm

Supersymmetric Methods in Theoretical PhysicsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7031PSemester 27No

Supersymmetric Methods in Theoretical Physics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matthew Buican
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take INK7090P
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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Final Test
Level: 7
Physics and Astronomy
Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics Research ProjectBiological and Behavioural SciencesWHR6028Full year6No

Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics Research Project

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr Sadani Cooray

Description: An experimental investigation involving laboratory work, resulting in a piece of original research in the area of pharmacology and therapeutics. The work also involves critical evaluation of previously published results. A dissertation is prepared describing the research work undertaken, and placing it in the context of other research in the field.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60% Dissertation (12,000 words)
  • Item 2: 20% Practical work
  • Item 3: 20% Oral presentation (15 min)
Level: 6
Research Methods for AstrophysicsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7020PSemester 17No

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% Poster or equivalent
  • Item 2: 30% Presentation
  • Item 3: 50% Research Review (1000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Functional Methods in Quantum Field TheoryPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7024USemester 17Yes

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% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Extrasolar Planets and Astrophysical DiscsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7009PSemester 27No

Extrasolar Planets and Astrophysical Discs

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Edward Gillen

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% Coursework
  • Item 2: 90% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Physics Investigative ProjectPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7015UFull year7No

Physics Investigative Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Kostya Trachencko

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: 5% Checkpoint 1
  • Item 2: 5% Checkpoint 2
  • Item 3: 5% Checkpoint 3
  • Item 4: 5% Checkpoint 4
  • Item 5: 50% Written Report (8000-12000 words)
  • Item 6: 30% Oral Presentation
Level: 7
Physics and Astronomy
Mathematical Techniques 4Physical and Chemical SciencesSPA6324Semester 16Yes

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: 13% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 15% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 13% Coursework 3
  • Item 4: 60% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Advanced Quantum Field TheoryPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7001PSemester 27No

Advanced Quantum Field Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Vegh
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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Physics and Astronomy
Intellectual Property and Fashion: Business and LawLawSOLM080Full year7No

Intellectual Property and Fashion: Business and Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Johanna Gibson

Description: In this module, students will engage directly with industry and commercial fashion practice through workshops and enterprise development, gaining specific insight into design practice, fashion media, merchandising, branding, and retail curation. Seminars will cover a range of topics in commercial fashion enterprise and will consider in detail practical examples in management and innovation, allowing students to gain a comprehensive insight into building a fashion brand identity and an understanding of commercial and artistic practice in fashion and design.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Monday 6 pm - 7 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Thursday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Law and Practice of the Unified Patent CourtLawSOLM098Semester 17No

Law and Practice of the Unified Patent Court

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Duncan Matthews
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SOLM076

Description: The establishment of a Unified Patent Court is the most significant change to patent law and practice in Europe since the early 1970s. The module will provide advanced knowledge of EU Regulation 1257/2012 on the creation of unitary patent protection, detailed knowledge of the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court, and advanced knowledge of procedures, litigation and practice before the Unified Patent Court.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60% Independent Research Essay (3000 words)
  • Item 2: 40% Mock trial (Moot)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Advanced CosmologyPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7028USemester 27Yes

Advanced Cosmology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Karim Malik
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA6311 and take SPA6308. Before or while taking this module you are advised to take SPA7019U

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% Exam (2 hours 30 mins)
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Introduction to Scientific ComputingPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA5666Semester 15Closed

Introduction to Scientific Computing

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 and take SPA4210

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: 15% Laboratory 1
  • Item 2: 10% Test 1
  • Item 3: 15% Project 1
  • Item 4: 15% Laboratory 2
  • Item 5: 10% Test 2
  • Item 6: 35% Project 2
Level: 5
Timetable:
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 8: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 8: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Radiative Transfer and AstrochemistryPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7036USemester 27Yes

Radiative Transfer and Astrochemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Thomas James Haworth
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA7006U

Description: Radiative transfer describes the emission and propagation of light. In this course students will learn how we use radiative transfer to infer the properties and evolution of distant objects from light alone. They will also learn how light influences the temperature and motion of matter. Light also affects the composition of astrophysical systems which naturally links the course to an introduction to astrochemistry. This module provides a key toolkit for most observational and theoretical astrophyiscs.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Coursework Problems Set
  • Item 2: 90% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 1 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Functional Methods in Quantum Field TheoryPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7024PSemester 17No

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% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Physics and Astronomy
MSc Physics Research ProjectPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7012PFull year7No

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% Dissertation
  • Item 2: 10% Performance
Level: 7
Physics and Astronomy
Radiative Transfer and AstrochemistryPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7036PSemester 27No

Radiative Transfer and Astrochemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Thomas James Haworth
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA7006P

Description: Radiative transfer describes the emission and propagation of light. In this course students will learn how we use radiative transfer to infer the properties and evolution of distant objects from light alone. They will also learn how light influences the temperature and motion of matter. Light also affects the composition of astrophysical systems which naturally links the course to an introduction to astrochemistry. This module provides a key toolkit for most observational and theoretical astrophyiscs.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Coursework Problems Set
  • Item 2: 90% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 1 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Commercial Conflict of LawsLawSOLM046Semester 27Yes

Commercial Conflict of Laws

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: This module introduces students to the fundamental questions of applicable law that arise in a globalised society. The course gives a broad theoretical underpinning to the concepts of conflicts of laws as well as examining from a practical standpoint the challenges faced by litigators dealing with cross-border disputes. The substance of the module provides an overview of choice of law principles in the main areas of civil and commercial practice (contracts, torts, property, and company matters) and takes a closer look at developing and problematic areas as well as the challenges posed to these traditional principles by new technologies and an increasingly interconnected global marketplace. The starting point of the course is to address these issues of applicable law as they arise before the English courts. In this context, aspects of both the English common law rules as well as the European regulations, which now govern substantial aspects of English private international law in civil and commercial matters, are covered in depth. Where appropriate, the course also considers from a comparative perspective the approaches taken in other major jurisdictions (for example the USA, Switzerland and South America).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Examination (2 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Economics of Competition LawLawSOLM058Full year7No

Economics of Competition Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ioannis Kokkoris

Description: The aim of this module is to ensure that students have an appreciation of the underlying economics employed in antitrust and merger enforcement. This module seeks to give students a thorough grounding in the essentials of economic analysis in competition law and to prepare students for issues likely to arise in the enforcement of competition legislation. Although this is an advanced module, no previous knowledge of the subject is required. In addition, the module does not require prior knowledge of economics or advanced mathematics. The module takes a very practical approach with a number of case studies and always with an eye to the real world implications of the use of economics in competition enforcement. Guest lecturers will provide their practical experience and the challenges they face in the use of economics in competition enforcement.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Wednesday 6 pm - 9 pm

Law
Quantum Mechanics BPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA6413PSemester 16No

Quantum Mechanics B

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Andreas Brandhuber

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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Relativity and GravitationPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7019USemester 17Yes

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% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Physical CosmologyPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA6311PSemester 16No

Physical Cosmology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Karim Malik
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: 20% Coursework
  • Item 2: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Quantum Mechanics BPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA6413Semester 16Yes

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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Advanced CosmologyPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7028PSemester 27No

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% Exam (2 hours 30 mins)
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm

Physics and Astronomy
MSc Astrophysics Research ProjectPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7000PFull year7No

MSc Astrophysics Research Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr William Sutherland

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% Dissertation
Level: 7
Physics and Astronomy
Spacetime and GravityPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA6308PSemester 16No

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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm

Physics and Astronomy
The Law of Registered Trade MarksLawSOLM083Semester 27No

The Law of Registered Trade Marks

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Apostolos Chronopoulos

Description: The module covers all legal issues that might arise from the very moment someone decides to apply to register a sign as a trade mark. Following topics will be discussed in class: what may constitute subject matter eligible for trade mark protection?; absolute grounds for refusal and invalidity; relative grounds for refusal and invalidity; distinctiveness acquired through use; trade mark infringement; invalidity; revocation; defenses; the concept of the trade mark functions; economic justifications for trade mark protection; trade mark protection against dilution; the free-riding theory of trade mark protection; the particularities of the EUTM system; common law rights in the US; the federal US registration system; the US functionality doctrine

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 10: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 10: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 10: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Differential Geometry in Theoretical PhysicsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7027USemester 17Yes

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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Spacetime and GravityPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA6308Semester 16Yes

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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm

Physics and Astronomy
The GalaxyPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7010USemester 27Yes

The Galaxy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Mulryne
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA6305 or take INU7071U

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% Coursework
  • Item 2: 90% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 6 pm - 9 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Human Rights of Women: Legal Framework and IssuesLawSOLM064Semester 27Yes

Human Rights of Women: Legal Framework and Issues

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Neve Gordon

Description: The course will follow on from the material covered in Human Rights of Women - Feminist Legal Theory by covering the general international human rights legal framework before moving on to the gender specific international human rights framework. This will include assessing provisions such as CEDAW and the ECHR. The course will then move on to examine and assess international law and policy on a number of substantive areas such as violence against women, prostitution, trafficking, the veiling of women etc. In any given year the precise subjects to be studied will vary according to the provenance of the members of the class and other factors.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Law
Cultural Psychology and Psychiatry: Theory and MethodundefinedWOFM995Semester 27No

Cultural Psychology and Psychiatry: Theory and Method

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Andrea Palinski

Description: This module will provide a critical understanding of the intersection between culture and mental health within a global context. Students will be introduced to social science theories from disaplines such as anthropology and sociology which have been used to inform psychological and psychiatric understandings of mental illness and its treatment. Topics discussed will include the links between culture and mental processes, variations in the manifestation and interpretation of mental illness across cultures, challenges of assessment and treatment of mental illness within multicultural contexts and the impact of intersecting inequalities on the mental health of minority populations . Students will be encouraged to reflect on the impact of culture on both mental disorder and mental healthcare treatment at both local and global levels.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Critical Essay (3000 words)
Level: 7
Psychological Therapies: Paradigms and SystemsundefinedWOFM997Semester 27No

Psychological Therapies: Paradigms and Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Andrea Palinski

Description: This module provides students with major theories of different schools of thought and paradigms within psychology, such as the Psychoanalytic Paradigm, the Sociocultural Paradigm, the Trait Paradigm, the Learning Paradigm, the Evolutionary Paradigm and the Existential-Humanistic Paradigm. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the history of psychology and the nature of psychopathology. This module also touches upon branches of philosophy such as epistemology, rationalism and empiricism and explores how contemporary philosophers, such as Kuhn's and Popper's view of science.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Critical Essay (3000 words)
Level: 7
Cultural Psychology and Psychiatry: Clinical ApplicationsundefinedWOFM996Semester 27No

Cultural Psychology and Psychiatry: Clinical Applications

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Andrea Palinski

Description: The module links theory to practice, providing an overview of culturally competent approaches to the assessment, treatment and prevention of mental illness in local and global contexts. Students are introduced to research evaluating cultural competency at different levels of service delivery including culturally adapted psychological therapies, culturally appropriate assessment tools, clinical and organizational strategies to improve accessibility of mental health services, cultural competency training frameworks as well as strategic approaches to equitable global mental health care. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the importance and effectiveness of these different approaches and how they are used to enhance and improve available psychological interventions and systems of service delivery to treat a range of mental illnesses across diverse populations.
Students will be also submitting a reflective piece based on their work/clinical placement.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Oral Presentation (15 mins)
  • Item 2: 50% Applied Practice Report (2000 words)
  • Item 3: 10% Attendance and Participation
Level: 7
Practical Machine LearningPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7033USemester 27Yes

Practical Machine Learning

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Abigail Waldron

Description: Machine learning influences modern life through many different avenues and is silently revolutionising the way we live and work. We can see the influence of machine learning algorithms in social media, web search engines, mobile device spell checkers and self-driving cars. This module provides an introduction to machine learning using the Python programming language and the TensorFlow (TM) programming toolkit from Google (TM). Minimal programming background is assumed, however students wishing to take this module should be familiar with using computers, and mathematics at a level commensurate with a BSc in Physics or equivalent degree (calculus and linear algebra).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25% Quiz/Homework
  • Item 2: 50% Code portfolio
  • Item 3: 25% Briefing note assignment
Level: 7
Timetable:
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am

Physics and Astronomy
Solar SystemPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7022USemester 17Yes

Solar System

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Francesco Volponi

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% Coursework
  • Item 2: 90% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 6 pm - 9 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Relativity and GravitationPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7019PSemester 17No

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% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Practical Machine LearningPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7033PSemester 27No

Practical Machine Learning

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Abigail Waldron

Description: Machine learning influences modern life through many different avenues and is silently revolutionising the way we live and work. We can see the influence of machine learning algorithms in social media, web search engines, mobile device spell checkers and self-driving cars. This module provides an introduction to machine learning using the Python programming language and the TensorFlow (TM) programming toolkit from Google (TM). Minimal programming background is assumed, however students wishing to take this module should be familiar with using computers, and mathematics at a level commensurate with a BSc in Physics or equivalent degree (calculus and linear algebra).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25% Quiz/Homework
  • Item 2: 50% Code portfolio
  • Item 3: 25% Briefing note assignment
Level: 7
Timetable:
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am

Physics and Astronomy
Statistical PhysicsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA6403Semester 26Yes

Statistical Physics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Theodore Kreouzis
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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Astrophysical PlasmasPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7004PSemester 27No

Astrophysical Plasmas

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Christopher Chen

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% Coursework
  • Item 2: 90% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Physics and Astronomy
The GalaxyPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7010PSemester 27No

The Galaxy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Mulryne
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA6305P or take INU7071P

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% Coursework
  • Item 2: 90% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 6 pm - 9 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Physics Review ProjectPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA6913Full year6No

Physics Review Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Kostya Trachencko

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: 5% Checkpoint 1
  • Item 2: 5% Checkpoint 2
  • Item 3: 5% Checkpoint 3
  • Item 4: 5% Checkpoint 4
  • Item 5: 50% Written Report (8000-12000 words)
  • Item 6: 30% Oral Presentation
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm

Physics and AstronomySPA_6_S
International and Comparative Law of Unfair CompetitionLawSOLM082Semester 17Yes

International and Comparative Law of Unfair Competition

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Apostolos Chronopoulos

Description: "The module aims at providing the students with a thorough account of the main legal theories of unfair competition in various jurisdictions with a particular focus on US, EU, UK, French and German law in light of the binding European and international legal frameworks. Legal problems are approached from a comparative perspective. At the same time, emphasis is placed on the practical problems that arise in the context of disputes that involve claims of unfair competition."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Examination (2 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Elementary Particle PhysicsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA6306Semester 26Yes

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: 15% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 15% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 70% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Applied Research Methods 1: TheoryundefinedWOFM993Semester 17No

Applied Research Methods 1: Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Theodora Dallas

Description: This module provides students with essential knowledge and skills about Applied Research Methods. The general aim is to equip students with transferable skills that can be either used towards completing an empirical project or conducting a systematic review.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Annotated Bibliography (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Research Protocol (1500 words)
Level: 7
Introduction to Strings and BranesPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7032USemester 27Yes

Introduction to Strings and Branes

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Congkao Wen
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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 10 am - 1 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Introduction to Strings and BranesPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7032PSemester 27No

Introduction to Strings and Branes

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Congkao Wen
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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 10 am - 1 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Competition Law in the CyberspaceLawSOLM060Semester 27Yes

Competition Law in the Cyberspace

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maria Ioannidou

Description: We live in a world of unprecedented technological change. The way we live our lives today, with the most essential services being only a click away, has radically transformed our existence as consumers. On the face of it, markets are performing well, as the prices for services have radically decreased - or are even provided for 'free', that is, without monetary payment ¿ through the use of online platforms. We can shop for less money, compare products in real time, search virtually any question, hail a cab on our mobile phone, order any kind of food in an instant ¿ the list is seemingly endless. As such, these technological advancements have transformed consumers¿ choice, yet they have simultaneously created new causes of concern about competition in the marketplace and the role of consumers within it. This course will critically examine how big data, algorithms and AI are transforming market dynamics, challenging the foundations of competition law enforcement and raising new challenges for competition authorities, regulators, businesses and consumers.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10, 12: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10, 12: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
DissertationundefinedWOFM990Full year7No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Theodora Dallas

Description: This module is designed for students undertaking a research project in their chosen area of mental health.
Although this module is predominately independent study, students are expected to complete a set of formative assessments and have regular contact with their supervisor in order to monitor progress.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Dissertation (15,000 words)
Level: 7
Mental Health in ContextundefinedWOFM991Semester 17No

Mental Health in Context

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Theodora Dallas

Description: This module provides students with knowledge about how mental health can be viewed in different contexts. From causal and protective factors to prevention, stigmatization, rehabilitation and social integration. It is also aimed at addressing contemporary issues, such as the impact of digital technology on mental health and the extent to which world crises can affect the onset and prognosis of mental illness. This module aims at enhancing critical thinking skills by giving the opportunity to reflect on the reciprocal relationship between the context and the individual. Issues or health inequalities, continuity of care and accessibility to mental health care are also addressed.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Critical Essay (4000 words)
Level: 7
Relativistic Waves and Quantum FieldsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7018USemester 17Yes

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: Relativistic wave equations for particles of various spins will be derived and studied, and the physical interpretations of their solutions will be analysed. After an introduction to classical field theory, and the role of symmetries in field theory (including the beautiful Noether's theorem) students will learn the fundamental concepts of quantum field theory, including the quantisation of the free Klein-Gordon and Dirac fields and the derivation of the Feynman propagator. Interactions are introduced and a systematic procedure to calculate scattering amplitudes using Feynman diagrams is derived. We will also compute some explicit tree-level scattering amplitudes in a number of simple examples.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Coursework
  • Item 2: 90% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 12 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Pilot StudyundefinedWOFM989Semester 27No

Pilot Study

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Theodora Dallas

Description: This module provides students with practical application of Applied Research Methods. The general aim is to equip students with transferable skills that can be either used towards completing an empirical project or conducting a systematic review.
There is no taught component in this module, except for 4 hours of tutorial sessions delivered on alternate weeks. These 4 sessions will be complementary to 5 tutorial sessions delivered in Semester 2 for Psychological Therapies:Paradigms and Systems and Psychological Therapies: applications and Effectiveness. The aim of these 4 tutorial sessions is to provide academic support for their completion of their Pilot study.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Pilot Study (5000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 11: Tuesday 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 11: Wednesday 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Tuesday 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Wednesday 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4: Tuesday 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4: Wednesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Differential Geometry in Theoretical PhysicsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7027PSemester 17No

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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Statistical Data AnalysisPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA6328Semester 16Yes

Statistical Data Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ulla Blumenschein

Description: Statistical Data Analysis teaches the fundamentals of probability and statistics, data analysis, and machine learning, as applied to discovering, classifying, and measuring new phenomena. It draws on examples from a wide range of applications, within physics and far beyond. Students will learn to perform statistical calculations, to understand statistical usage in scientific research papers, and to apply practical programming techniques for more advanced analyses.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 20% Coursework 3
  • Item 4: 60% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 9 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Solar SystemPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7022PSemester 17No

Solar System

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Francesco Volponi

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% Coursework
  • Item 2: 90% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 6 pm - 9 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Investment Treaty Arbitration: Foundations, Jurisdiction and ProcedureLawSOLM047Semester 17Yes

Investment Treaty Arbitration: Foundations, Jurisdiction and Procedure

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Loukas Mistelis

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 course is divided into three main topics: (1) International Investment Disputes Out-of-Court: Principles and Historical Evolution; (2) ICSID - Jurisdiction and Procedure; and (3) Bilateral Investment Treaties - Jurisdiction and Procedure. The classes will explore, first by way of integration, international trade and investment disputes out of court and the evolutionary process of their institutionalisation. Then, we discuss the related regulatory and institutional framework, and the basic principles of dispute settlement with reference to investment with focus on sovereign immunity, arbitrability and applicable laws (domestic and international). The following lectures will address ICSID Jurisdiction (ratione materiae, ratione personae, temporal) and consent to jurisdiction. These classes will be followed by classes on ICSID Procedure, including annulment of awards and enforcement of awards. The next set of classes will explore jurisdiction based on Bilateral Investment Treaties (with focus on umbrella clauses, parallel proceedings and MFN clauses)."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent Research Essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Extrasolar Planets and Astrophysical DiscsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7009USemester 27Yes

Extrasolar Planets and Astrophysical Discs

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Edward Gillen

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% Coursework
  • Item 2: 90% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Physics and Astronomy
Extended Independent ProjectPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA6776Full year6No

Extended Independent Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Kostya Trachencko

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: 5% Checkpoint 1
  • Item 2: 5% Checkpoint 2
  • Item 3: 5% Checkpoint 3
  • Item 4: 5% Checkpoint 4
  • Item 5: 50% Written Report (8000-12000 words)
  • Item 6: 30% Oral Presentation
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm

Physics and AstronomySPA_6_S
Supersymmetric Methods in Theoretical PhysicsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7031USemester 27Yes

Supersymmetric Methods in Theoretical Physics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matthew Buican
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take INK7090U
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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Final Test
Level: 7
Physics and Astronomy
Advanced Quantum Field TheoryPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7001USemester 27Yes

Advanced Quantum Field Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Vegh
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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 7
Physics and Astronomy
Design and Intellectual Property: EU and United StatesLawSOLM081Full year7No

Design and Intellectual Property: EU and United States

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof David Musker

Description: The importance of design within competitive economies has been underestimated academically. Designs increase the visual, ergonomic, aesthetic and branding appeal of a product, and has the potential to increase the impact and competitiveness of the product within different market sectors. This option will teach students the key ways to protect the investment in graphic, environmental and product designs, with an emphasis on design patents, trade mark/trade dress and copyright laws. While the focus of the course will be on EU and US laws, the course will also cover the international design registration system, as well as specific design-related issues in major industries such as competition and consumable markets (coffee pods, spare parts, cartridges), 3D printing, and counterfeiting within furniture & fashion lifestyle industries.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Friday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
The Physics of GalaxiesPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA6305PSemester 26No

The Physics of Galaxies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Francesco Volponi
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% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework
  • Item 3: 10% Mid-semester Test
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am

Physics and Astronomy
The Physics of GalaxiesPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA6305Semester 26Yes

The Physics of Galaxies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Francesco Volponi
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: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am

Physics and Astronomy
Relativistic Waves and Quantum FieldsPhysical and Chemical SciencesSPA7018PSemester 17No

Relativistic Waves and Quantum Fields

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Gabriele Travaglini

Description: Relativistic wave equations for particles of various spins will be derived and studied, and the physical interpretations of their solutions will be analysed. After an introduction to classical field theory, and the role of symmetries in field theory (including the beautiful Noether's theorem) students will learn the fundamental concepts of quantum field theory, including the quantisation of the free Klein-Gordon and Dirac fields and the derivation of the Feynman propagator. Interactions are introduced and a systematic procedure to calculate scattering amplitudes using Feynman diagrams is derived. We will also compute some explicit tree-level scattering amplitudes in a number of simple examples.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Coursework
  • Item 2: 90% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 12 pm

Physics and Astronomy
The Law of FilmLawSOLM086Semester 17Yes

The Law of Film

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Johanna Gibson

Description: This module introduces students to skills in reading film and intellectual property critically and analytically. Students will undertake interdisciplinary evaluation of film protection and commercialisation using film theory, fan and cultural studies, and intellectual property. Studying key jurisdictions and markets, topics include history of film and its protection, film theory and intellectual property, film theory and creative practice, authorship and film practice, audience and reception, sound and intellectual property, adaptation and genre.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Friday 6 pm - 9 pm

Law
Transfer PricingLawSOLM129Semester 27Yes

Transfer Pricing

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mrs Joy Svasti-Salee

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% Final Assessment Exercise (24 hours) (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
Information Security and the LawLawSOLM210Semester 27Yes

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% In-class assignment (1200 words)
  • Item 2: 70% Independent Research Essay (2200-2500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10, 12: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10, 12: Monday 6 pm - 7 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Tuesday 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11: Friday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
European and US Law of PatentsLawSOLM076Semester 17Yes

European and US Law of Patents

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Duncan Matthews

Description: Patents are exclusive rights granted for the protection of an invention that offers a new and inventive technical solution or way of doing something. This module compares the process of obtaining and enforcing a patent under the provisions of the European Patent Convention (EPC) with the equivalent legal arrangements under Title 35 of the Code of Laws of the United States of America (USC).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Wednesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
International and Comparative Social RightsLawSOLM065Semester 27Yes

International and Comparative Social Rights

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Neve Gordon

Description: International and Comparative Social Rights examines the contribution of law to making poverty history. The course critically examines the role of international and comparative law in constructing and maintaining historic and current social, political and economic inequalities. The course will analyse the law¿s potential and limitations as an instrument of redistributive and egalitarian social, economic, cultural and political change. New legal tools such as human rights budgets and the minimum core will be critically analysed together with legal and political philosophies focusing on the separation of powers, justiciability and institutional conversations

The history of the different systems of implementation will be studied together with new developments both procedural and substantive within the United Nations human rights machinery. The implementation of positive obligations on governments within the African Union, the Organisation of American States as well as within Europe are also analysed.

International and Comparative Social Rights will also include comparative jurisprudence from Argentina, India, Philippines, South Africa and Venezuela as well as other relevant jurisdictions and will explore the potential of these different approaches for other democracies.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 2% Weekly report on assigned readings 1
  • Item 2: 2% Weekly report on assigned readings 2
  • Item 3: 2% Weekly report on assigned readings 3
  • Item 4: 2% Weekly report on assigned readings 4
  • Item 5: 2% Weekly report on assigned readings 5
  • Item 6: 2% Weekly report on assigned readings 6
  • Item 7: 2% Weekly report on assigned readings 7
  • Item 8: 2% Weekly report on assigned readings 8
  • Item 9: 2% Weekly report on assigned readings 9
  • Item 10: 2% Weekly report on assigned readings 10
  • Item 11: 1% Weekly in-class project with report 1
  • Item 12: 1% Weekly in-class project with report 2
  • Item 13: 1% Weekly in-class project with report 3
  • Item 14: 1% Weekly in-class project with report 4
  • Item 15: 1% Weekly in-class project with report 5
  • Item 16: 1% Weekly in-class project with report 6
  • Item 17: 1% Weekly in-class project with report 7
  • Item 18: 1% Weekly in-class project with report 8
  • Item 19: 1% Weekly in-class project with report 9
  • Item 20: 1% Weekly in-class project with report 10
  • Item 21: 75% Independent Research Essay (3000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Comparative Competition LawLawSOLM055Semester 27No

Comparative Competition Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Maria Ioannidou

Description: The course is designed to include `comparative¿ elements, covering, among other things, developed competition law systems (EU competition law and US antitrust law), BRICS, Japan and other developing jurisdictions. In the light of the globalisation of markets, this module will focus on the different elements of various competition law systems. Starting with an introduction to competition law and economics, we will then proceed with discussing different regimes in a comparative perspective.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
AI, Robotics and the LawLawSOLM221Full year7Yes

AI, Robotics and the Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SOLM284

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% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Tuesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Comparative Law MethodologyLawSOLM186Semester 27Yes

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% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
International Arbitration Law and Practice: Theory and ContextLawSOLM043Semester 17No

International Arbitration Law and Practice: Theory and Context

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Loukas Mistelis

Description: The growth of international commercial transactions, including infrastructure and investment projects, financial and IP transactions, has been accompanied over the last four decades by the increasing use of arbitration to settle disputes. Arbitration is now established as the preferred method of international dispute resolution as it provides for the neutrality and flexibility commercial parties seek. In the last ten years more than 5,000 arbitration cases have been recorded annually in London alone. This module examines the fundamental theoretical concepts and legal framework for international commercial arbitration. The teaching approach taken for this module is international and comparative, drawing on the laws of all major legal systems (including England, France, Switzerland, the USA, Model Law Countries, Singapore, China and Hong Kong) as well as the most important institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules (including the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the UNCITRAL Rules, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre). Particular focus is also given to the 1958 United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the New York Convention) which has a central importance in international commercial arbitration.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Special Areas in the Law of TreatiesLawSOLM117Semester 27Yes

Special Areas 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 less known areas of the law of treaties, such as conflict of treaties, treaty termination (including material breach of a treaty) and third parties and the law of treaties. These areas are as well very important especially for practicing of international law . Some other fundamental issues of the international law will be also analyzed such as state responsibility .

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Fundamental Questions in the Law of TreatiesLawSOLM116Semester 17Yes

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% Independent research essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
Energy Law PrinciplesLawSOLM155Semester 17Yes

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% Final Assessment Exercise (24 hours) (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
Competition Law, Intellectual Property and InnovationLawSOLM094Semester 27Closed

Competition Law, Intellectual Property and Innovation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Anne Flanagan

Description: Innovation, recognized as critical to growth of national economies, is often cited as a primary justification for the grant of intellectual property rights and the varying periods within which these `monopolies¿ can be exercised. It is sometimes claimed, therefore, that there is a tension between competition law that might be viewed as `antimonopoly¿ and intellectual property law that grants exclusive rights that might be viewed as monopolistic. This, however, is not the case. Although competition law has, in some cases, restricted intellectual property rights, e.g., those that are exercised beyond their lawful scope, competition law and intellectual property law often have similar objectives, including to further consumer interest through a competitive market place offering innovative products and services. However, in some competition cases against companies engaged in innovation such as Microsoft, Google, Intel, Apple, etc., that are rooted in intellectual property principles, the balance between applying competition principles and IP principles is not always clear or uncontroversial. While the European courts have sought to draw a distinction between the existence of IP rights and their exercise within the specific subject matter of the right that, in principle should not be affected by competition law, the distinction does not provide a safe harbour for IP rights. This is because the ECJ has also considered abusive practices that fall within the scope of the ¿specific subject matter¿ of the IP right in certain 'exceptional circumstances'. The Court also gives a broad definition to the term ¿exercise¿, thus keeping an important discretion as to the scope of the application of competition law. The course aims at exploring in detail the relationship between competition law and intellectual property law.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Independent Research Essay (1750 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Final Assessment Exercise (24 hours) (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10, 12: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10, 12: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Music Industry ContractsLawSOLM089Full year7No

Music Industry Contracts

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Florian Koempel

Description: The Music industry contracts module analyses the contracts between the various parts of the music industry. On the creative side it looks at the contracts between composers and music publishers; performers/ producers and record companies as well as other players such as music managers. A key aspect of the creative side of the music value chain concerns the activities of Collective Management Organisations and the module analyses the membership agreements of PRS for Music, MCPS and PPL respectively.The module we also look at the relation of music industry players with users such as broadcasting organisations and online platforms. The course will show how copyright is applied in practice on the example of the music industry. The music industry has been at the cutting edge of legal and commercial developments dealing with new business models throughout the years. The course will look at the main markets for music such as US and UK. Experiences in the field of music are transferable to all creative sectors such as audio visual and book publishing.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Wednesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Compliance in Global MarketsLawSOLM223Semester 27Yes

Compliance in Global Markets

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Sucheen Patel

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% Independent Research Essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Friday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Interactive Entertainment LawLawSOLM085Semester 17Yes

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% Independent research essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
UK Tax AvoidanceLawSOLM126Full year7No

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% Examination (2 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Tuesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
International and Comparative Copyright LawLawSOLM075Semester 17Yes

International and Comparative Copyright Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Uma Suthersanen

Description: "Copyright, the legal foundation of the creative industries, is by its modern nature international and comparative This module will offer students a solid basis for understanding the essential elements of copyright law ,its philosophical and legal basis, the international Copyright Treaties, and the different approaches adopted in major civil and common law countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the United States. We further focus on the growth of EU copyright law with its distinctive flavour, which incorporates civil law doctrines in a pragmatically common law precedent-based approach. Where relevant, reference is also made to well-known decisions on certain topics in Australia, Canada and India. This interactive course will explore copyright principles by considering and discussing crucial topics, namely, the types of protected works, copyright ownership, beneficiaries, term, nature of rights, exceptions and limitations, collective management, enforcement and user rights - from national and international perspectives. The course also looks at current international copyright policy discussions such as new Treaties and Trade Agreements. The module will enable students to embark on more specialised and in-depth courses. "

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30% Case Study (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 70% Independent Research Essay (4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
International and Comparative Data Protection LawLawSOLM222Semester 27Yes

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: 40% Independent Research Essay 1 (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Independent Research Essay 2 (2500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9, 11: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9, 11: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
International Human Rights Law: Law, Practice and InstitutionsLawSOLM070Semester 17Yes

International Human Rights Law: Law, Practice and Institutions

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Eva Nanopoulos

Description: "This course explores the institutional and legal foundations of the post-WW2 framework for international human rights law protection, as well as a number of key rights and topics in contemporary international human rights law and practice. The first part examines the core institutions and legal regimes that together constitute the core of international human rights law. The second part of the course 'samples' a number of substantive rights, such as the right to life, the prohibition on torture and inhuman and degrading treatment, and the right to housing. It also explores the international human rights regimes from the perspective of different subjects or groups, such as women and labour, paying particular regard to the possibilities and limitations of human rights as a truly universal and emancipatory project. "

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 2% Weekly written assignment 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 2% Weekly written assignment 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 2% Weekly written assignment 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 2% Weekly written assignment 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 2% Weekly written assignment 5 (200 words)
  • Item 6: 2% Weekly written assignment 6 (200 words)
  • Item 7: 2% Weekly written assignment 7 (200 words)
  • Item 8: 2% Weekly written assignment 8 (200 words)
  • Item 9: 2% Weekly written assignment 9 (200 words)
  • Item 10: 2% Weekly written assignment 10 (200 words)
  • Item 11: 80% Examination (2 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
EU Data Protection LawLawSOLM209Semester 17Yes

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% Independent Research Essay (1750 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Final assessment exercise
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 6 pm - 7 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 6 pm - 8 pm

Law
Investment Treaty Arbitration: Agreements and Substantive ProtectionLawSOLM048Semester 27Yes

Investment Treaty Arbitration: Agreements and Substantive Protection

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Mairi Mitsi
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% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 10, 12: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 10, 12: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Friday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
International Competition LawLawSOLM054Semester 17Yes

International Competition Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maria Ioannidou

Description: Competition law has witnessed an impressive increase in significance and geographical scope during the last two decades or so. From the situation which existed in the 1980s - when there were only a few systems of competition law in the world ¿ we have moved to a new one where currently there are about 120 jurisdictions in which some form of competition law has been introduced and 30 others seeking to develop the process. It is anticipated that this remarkable geographical expansion of the law will increase in the future. With this unprecedented increase in significance and remarkable geographical expansion of the law (as well as other significant developments such as the process of globalisation), it has become important to examine the role and place of competition law and policy in a globalised economy. The course will aim at such an examination. The course is designed to include 'international' elements (comparative elements will then be addressed in the Comparative Competition Law course in semester 2), looking at, among other things, issues such as, the process of internationalisation of competition law and policy; the role of international organisations and multinational enterprises (MNEs) in this process; the extraterritorial reach of the competition rules of the EU, the USA and those of other jurisdictions; and the relationship between competition and trade policy.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 12, 13: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
EU Competition Law and PracticeLawSOLM051Semester 27Yes

EU Competition Law and Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Eyad Dabbah

Description: This module (along with the prerequisite module 'EU Competition Law') 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 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and EU Merger Regulation 139/2004 are applied. The Module will aim to consider an important business phenomena in the market namely abusive dominance and mergers. 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 phenomena may arise and how should these phenomena 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 Article 102 TFEU and Regulation 139/2004. The Module will however consider where relevant and appropriate other provisions of EU competition law, especially Article 101 TFEU. 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 Article 102 TFEU and Regulation 139/2004. The Module will however consider where relevant and appropriate other provisions of EU competition law, especially Article 101 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 102 (and 101) 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, sanctions etc. Particular attention will be given to questions of practice under Regulation 1/2003.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 2 pm

Law
Digital Intellectual PropertyLawSOLM097Full year7No

Digital Intellectual Property

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Guido Westkamp

Description: The module introduces students to fundamental problems and concepts pertaining to intellectual property rights, with an emphasis on copyright law, in digital environments. The module focuses on the divergent interests of various stakeholders, such as authors, exploiters, consumers and creators that challenge law making today, and addresses topics ranging from the protection of software and databases, exclsuive rights and limitations, technological protection measures, the relationship between IP and fundamental rights, and online enforcement amongst others. A further emphasis will be placed on the role of the European Court of Justice and the interface between international norms and market integration.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Examination (2 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Monday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
Intellectual Property and Fashion: Art and CultureLawSOLM079Semester 17Yes

Intellectual Property and Fashion: Art and Culture

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Johanna Gibson

Description: This interdisciplinary module brings a range of perspectives to the analysis of intellectual property law in the fashion and design industries, including business sociology and knowledge management, art history and fashion theory, fan theory and fashion tribes, and economic and cultural aspects. Students will understand and analyse fundamental interactions between protection frameworks, the creative process, and the fashion customer, analysing critically the social, political and legal aspects of the industry and its interaction with other cultural forms. The course equips students with the skills to identify and manage intellectual property in fashion practice and to analyse critically policy aspects of the fashion industries and the interaction with the law.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Thursday 6 pm - 9 pm

Law
Licensing Intellectual PropertyLawSOLM078Semester 17Yes

Licensing Intellectual Property

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Gail Evans
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SOLM096 or take SOLM092

Description: The module begins with an explanation of the principles of intellectual property, contract and competition law as they relate to licensing contracts. The body of the module will be concerned with the character, structure and drafting of licensing agreements for the major forms of intellectual property to include patent, trade mark and copyright licensing. The module will examine in light of statute and case law, the key terms common to such licensing agreements including: ownership; grant of intellectual property; territorial exclusivity; invention improvement; sublicensing; royalties; warranties; indemnities and dispute resolution. The module will discuss current issues in the field of licensing including trade marks and selective distribution agreements; standard essential patents and FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) licensing; as well as copyright licensing, news aggregation; and technological self-help measures including blockchain technologies.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10, 12, 13: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10, 12, 13: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
International Tax Law in PracticeLawSOLM120Semester 27Yes

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% Independent Research Essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
Intellectual Property and the Life SciencesLawSOLM093Semester 27Yes

Intellectual Property and the Life Sciences

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Maciej Padamczyk

Description: The life sciences can be defined as the use of living organisms (biotechnology) and the protection or treatment of living organisms (medicine, veterinary medicine and plant protection). It comprises the science behind medicine, pharmacy and agriculture and their corresponding industries. The module will provide detailed knowledge of the role that intellectual property plays in providing investments for investment and incentives in the life sciences. It will also focus on the question of how to distribute the benefits of life sciences research fairly so that it benefits society.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10, 12: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10, 12: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Law of Geographical IndicationsLawSOLM088Semester 27No

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% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 10, 12: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 10, 12: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Global Intellectual Property LawLawSOLM084Semester 17Yes

Global Intellectual Property Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Uma Suthersanen

Description: What is intellectual property? Who benefits from these laws? What types of subject matter are protected in the global perspective under patent, copyright, trade mark, etc. laws? What are the main I.P. treaties and conventions? What is the connection between trade (WTO-TRIPS) and intellectual property law? What are the main justifications and criticisms in relation to IP law? By looking at national and global IP laws, the course gives a fundamental grounding in patents, copyright, trade marks, as well as international hybrid rights such as geographical indications, plant and seed protection, utility model, design, and unfair competition protection. The module also examines the global nature of intellectual property law and policy as it is affected arising from emerging technologies, and the consequential impact on the rights and obligations of peoples and corporations. Concentrating on the jurisprudence of major countries, including the EU and US, the course also examines the conflicting positions adopted as to the propertisation of (i) drugs, biological organisms and gene technologies; and (ii) traditional knowledge and cultural heritage. The module further examines the controversial clashes which have emerged between IPRs and international norms in various fora including competition law, human rights, development and environmental agendas.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30% Case Study (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 70% Independent Research Essay (4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 7, 11, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 7, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 7, 11, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Competition and Regulation in EU Healthcare MarketsLawSOLM106Semester 27Closed

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% Independent Research Essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Law
International Arbitration Law and Practice: Applicable Laws and ProceduresLawSOLM044Semester 27No

International Arbitration Law and Practice: Applicable Laws and Procedures

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Loukas Mistelis

Description: "The aim of this course is to establish students' knowledge and critical understanding as well as provide an insight into the practice of international commercial arbitration as an independent comparative law subject. The subject is first examined generically, without any reference to any national laws, arbitration rules or international instruments; and then various national and institutional approaches are presented. The focus is on selected issues of applicable law(s) and procedures. In particular, in the first section the classes will explore the role of arbitral institutions as regulators of arbitration and classes will also discuss issues of legitimacy and how concerns users may have can be best addressed. In the second section of the course the focus will shift to applicable law issues. In particular, classes will discuss how applicable laws are being determined (and by whom) before looking at specific applicable substantive laws and rules as well as the role of lex mercatoria and transnational commercial rules. There will also be specific discussion of the impact of mandatory rules or law as an issue of methodology and practice. In the third section of the courses the classes will discuss they key (f)actor of arbitration: the arbitration tribunal. In particular, classes will cover the selections, status, rights and duties of arbitrators, how arbitrators are being appointed and the main duties of independence and impartiality. In this context the classes will also address liability and/or immunity of arbitrators. In the penultimate and longer section the classes will explore issues of procedure and evidence in international arbitration, ranging from the law governing the procedure (`lex arbitri¿), the classification of procedural issues, the organisation and management of procedure. Then the classes will look at provisional and interim measure as well as emergency arbitration and will also cover multi-party, multi-contract and multi-action arbitration. Issues of evidence, such as evidentiary means (witnesses, documents and document production, experts) and regulation of evidence will also receive specific attention. Finally, we will discuss efficiency as a driver of arbitration micro-regulation. Depending on the class size we may also endeavour a simulation of an arbitration process."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 10, 12: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 10, 12: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 10, 12: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Cartels, Collusion and Competition LawLawSOLM057Semester 27Yes

Cartels, Collusion and Competition Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: The Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission states that a cartel is a group of similar, independent companies which join together to fix prices, to limit production or to share markets or customers between them. Instead of competing with each other, cartel members rely on each others' agreed course of action, which reduces their incentives to provide new or better products and services at competitive prices. As a consequence, their clients (consumers or other businesses) end up paying more for less quality. This is why cartels are illegal under the competition legislations of a vast number of jurisdictions and why competition authorities impose heavy fines on companies involved in a cartel. Since cartels are illegal, they are generally highly secretive and evidence of their existence is not easy to find. The 'leniency policy' encourages companies to hand over inside evidence of cartels to competition authorities. This results in the cartel being destabilised. In recent years, most cartels have been detected by competition authorities around the world after one cartel member confessed and asked for leniency, though the authorities also successfully continue to carry out its own investigations to detect cartels.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Tuesday 12 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Friday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
International Investment LawLawSOLM189Semester 17Yes

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% Independent research essay (5000-7500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Tuesday 6 pm - 7 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Tuesday 7 pm - 8 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 12: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
International Merger Control: Special TopicsLawSOLM053Semester 27Yes

International Merger Control: Special Topics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Eyad Dabbah

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. The focus of the Module will be on special topics including: government intervention and national champions; the treatment of conglomerate effects from practical perspective, merger remedies among others. 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% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Monday 11 am - 2 pm

Law
Trade SecretsLawSOLM096Semester 17Yes

Trade Secrets

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr John Hull
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SOLM078

Description: Every intellectual property right starts life as a trade secret. Trade secrets and related intellectual assets are viewed as critical to the success of many businesses. But they are also uniquely fragile rights and so their protection under different legal systems requires close assessment. This module complements other IP modules by providing an opportunity to study the economic and legal foundations of these important rights.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Examination (2 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
International Tax LawLawSOLM119Semester 17Yes

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% Final Assessment Exercise (24 hours) (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
Conduct of Hostilities in International LawLawSOLM113Semester 27Yes

Conduct of Hostilities in International Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Neve Gordon

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: 2% Weekly Assigned Reading 1 (200-250 words)
  • Item 2: 2% Weekly Assigned Reading 2 (200-250 words)
  • Item 3: 2% Weekly Assigned Reading 3 (200-250 words)
  • Item 4: 2% Weekly Assigned Reading 4 (200-250 words)
  • Item 5: 2% Weekly Assigned Reading 5 (200-250 words)
  • Item 6: 2% Weekly Assigned Reading 6 (200-250 words)
  • Item 7: 2% Weekly Assigned Reading 7 (200-250 words)
  • Item 8: 2% Weekly Assigned Reading 8 (200-250 words)
  • Item 9: 2% Weekly Assigned Reading 9 (200-250 words)
  • Item 10: 2% Weekly Assigned Reading 10 (200-250 words)
  • Item 11: 1% Weekly In-Class Project (200-250 words)
  • Item 12: 1% Weekly In-Class Project 2 (200-250 words)
  • Item 13: 1% Weekly In-Class Project 3 (200-250 words)
  • Item 14: 1% Weekly In-Class Project 4 (200-250 words)
  • Item 15: 1% Weekly In-Class Project 5 (200-250 words)
  • Item 16: 1% Weekly In-Class Project 6 (200-250 words)
  • Item 17: 1% Weekly In-Class Project 7 (200-250 words)
  • Item 18: 1% Weekly In-Class Project 8 (200-250 words)
  • Item 19: 1% Weekly In-Class Project 9 (200-250 words)
  • Item 20: 1% Weekly In-class project 10 (200-250 words)
  • Item 21: 70% Independent Research Essay (1500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Thursday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
United States Energy Law, Regulation and PolicyLawSOLM158Semester 17Yes

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% Examination (2 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7: Tuesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
International Law of Patents and Related RightsLawSOLM077Semester 17Yes

International Law of Patents and Related Rights

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Duncan Matthews

Description: Patents provide, for a limited time, the right to exclude others from acts of making, using, selling, keeping or importing products containing the patented invention. Under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (the TRIPS Agreement) WTO Members, in particular developing countries, face challenges in meeting their obligations to provide patent protection and related rights. The module will assess the extent to which these obligations derived from international law impact on access to medicines, traditional knowledge, biological diversity, farmers' rights, food security and human rights.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Friday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Commercialisation of IPLawSOLM092Semester 27Closed

Commercialisation of IP

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr John Hull
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SOLM078

Description: Getting intellectual property rights is relatively easy. It's what you do with them that's difficult. And since 80% or more of a business's value is made up of IP (sometimes called 'Intellectual Assets'), understanding how a business, a research charity or a university puts its IP to profitable use is fundamental to understanding how modern commercial life works. This module, which is unique in UK universities, is focused on how IP is created, owned and commercialised (or "monetised""). It is taught by a practising lawyer with extensive experience in all aspects of IP. Guest speakers with front-line experience of IP commercialisation are a key part of this module, allowing students to understand how commercial transactions take place in real life."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 10, 12: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 10, 12: Wednesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 10, 12: Wednesday 6 pm - 7 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
The Business of FilmLawSOLM087Full year7No

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% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Tuesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Tax and TechnologyLawSOLM130Full year7No

Tax and Technology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: The module will focus on tax and technology. It will provide an introduction to domestic and international tax provisions that are important to owners of intellectual property, with a particular focus on domestic incentives to encourage investment and to attract foreign direct investment, as well as the international perspectives around harmful tax competition by countries. The module will also consider the current debates regarding a digital services tax.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Wednesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Thursday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
Cyberspace: Jurisdiction and Dispute ResolutionLawSOLM211Semester 17No

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% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 11, 13: Thursday 6 pm - 7 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 3 pm

Law
Competition and the State: EU State Aid LawLawSOLM056Semester 17No

Competition and the State: EU State Aid Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maria Ioannidou

Description: This course examines EU state aid rules, i.e. rules restraining the public conferral of selective advantages to certain companies. In recent years, EU state aid rules have attracted increased attention not only in Europe but internationally, especially as a result of the European Commission¿s actions against big multinationals.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 3 pm - 6 pm

Law
AI, Robotics and the LawLawSOLM221Full year7No

AI, Robotics and the Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SOLM284

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% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 3: Weeks 8, 10: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 3: Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Tuesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Principles of TaxationLawSOLM118Semester 17Yes

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% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 7: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 7: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Monday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Law and Authority in a Global ContextLawSOLM187Semester 27Yes

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% Independent research essay (3000-4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Intellectual Property Law in ChinaLawSOLM095Semester 17Yes

Intellectual Property Law in China

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Guan Hong Tang

Description: Reflecting the growing importance of Chinese developments in IP, and its vital role in the current and future global market economy, this module is designed to provide an insightful study of Chinese IP law and its relevance to the international community. The seminar based module looks into China's current copyright, trademark and patent, the law, policy and enforcement in the context of trade, and identifies the diverse approaches to effective management for IP in China.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80% Independent research essay (5000-6000 words)
  • Item 2: 20% Presentation (15 min)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Law
Social TheoryPolitics and International RelationsPOL280ASemester 15Closed

Social Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Giulia Carabelli

Description: This module provides students with an advanced introduction to central theories and and concepts in Sociology, from nineteenth and early twentieth century theorists through to the present day. This will include consideration of the work of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Du Bois, among others.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30% Short essay
  • Item 2: 70% Research essay
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Politics and International Relations
International Energy Law and EthicsLawSOLM157Semester 17No

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% Final Assessment Exercise (24 hours) (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm

Law
Colonialism, Capitalism and DevelopmentPolitics and International RelationsPOL255Semester 15Closed

Colonialism, Capitalism and Development

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Felipe Antunes De Oliveira

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: 50% Book Review (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Politics and International Relations
International Relations TheoryPolitics and International RelationsPOL251ASemester 15Yes

International Relations Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof 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% Critical Review (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 75% Essay (2500 words)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 11 am - 12 pm

Politics and International Relations
The International Politics of SecurityPolitics and International RelationsPOL258Semester 15Yes

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% Review Essay (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Take-home Examination (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am

Politics and International Relations
US Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM100Semester 27Yes

US Public Policy

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Richard Johnson

Description: US politics attracts high levels of attention around elections, but far less notice afterwards. In order to understand the politics of the United States, we must study not only who holds power but also how power is exercised. Public policy is the marshalling of public resources and legal power to shape individual and collective outcomes. This module explores the US policy-making process before examining a wide range of domestic and foreign policy competences, such as education, housing, trade, and immigration.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Essay 1 (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Essay 2 (3000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm

Politics and International Relations
The Politics of Southeast AsiaPolitics and International RelationsPOL381Semester 26Closed

The Politics of Southeast Asia

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sebastian Rumsby

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% Country Report
  • Item 2: 60% Essay
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 9 am -10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm

Politics and International Relations
Africa and International PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL372Semester 16Yes

Africa and International Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Brett

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Report (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm

Politics and International Relations
Civil Society: Democracy, Activism and Social ChangePolitics and International RelationsPOL332Semester 16Yes

Civil Society: Democracy, Activism and Social Change

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper

Description: The module explores the nature of civil society and the political role of civil society actors - at local, national, and global levels. Civil society's traditional role as a third-sector between the state and the market will be critically examined by considering both theories of civil society and empirical case studies of democratic activism and social change. The module will cover the contested meaning of `civil society¿, attending to its historical and cultural variation. Empirical case studies will consider a variety of social movements and, where possible, include meetings with activists and other practitioners. The module will enable students to critically evaluate the changing role of contemporary civil society and develop a practical understanding of how civil society actors pursue social change, along with why they fail and why the succeed. This module is a prerequisite for POL301 Civil Society Internship.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Short Essay
  • Item 2: 60% Long Essay
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am

Politics and International Relations
British PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL243ASemester 15Yes

British Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr James Strong

Description: This module offers an intermediate-level grounding in contemporary British politics and government. Students will learn about the UK's political constitution, sovereign parliament, electoral politics, public debate, cabinet government, civil service and devolved and local administrations. They will develop a breadth and depth of knowledge, and a range of capabilities, that will prepare them to pursue careers in Westminster, Whitehall and beyond.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Portfolio (3000 words)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am

Politics and International Relations
Portuguese IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR6200Full year6Yes

Portuguese III

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mrs Frances Goodingham

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: 15% Semester 1: Essay (800 words)
  • Item 2: 15% Semester 2: Literary Commentary (800 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (20 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (3 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Portuguese
Globalisation: Issues and DebatesPolitics and International RelationsPOL355Semester 16Closed

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% Essay (1200 words)
  • Item 2: 70% Essay (3000 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm

Politics and International Relations
Comparative European Politics I: Context and Institutional DevelopmentPolitics and International RelationsPOL265Semester 15Closed

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% Essay (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Take-home exam (1000 words) (1 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 10 am - 11 am

Politics and International Relations
Social TheoryPolitics and International RelationsPOL280Full year5Yes

Social Theory

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Raymond Kiely

Description: This module provides students with an advanced introduction to central theories and and concepts in Sociology, from nineteenth- and early twentieth-century theorists through to the present day. This will include consideration of the work of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Du Bois, Adorno, through to more recent work by Foucault, Butler, Mitchell, Bauman, Stuart Hall and Beck.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Critical Reflection (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 30% Research Essay (2500 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Examination (3 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Politics and International Relations
Technology, Politics, WarPolitics and International RelationsPOL303Semester 26Closed

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% Technology Impact Report (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 65% Essay (2500 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 9 am -10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 9 am - 10 am

Politics and International Relations
International OrganisationsPolitics and International RelationsPOLM099Semester 27Yes

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% Research Essay (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 30% Position Paper (1500 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Reflection Paper (1500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm

Politics and International Relations
US PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL254Semester 15Yes

US Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Richard Johnson

Description: The United States remains an important actor in the world and understanding its politics is vital both in comparison to other political systems and in terms of how its own political outcomes emerge. The module provides a comprehensive overview of US politics, starting from its foundations in the Constitution, through the core institutions of US government, and the political process itself. The module covers rival perspectives on understanding US politics and government, as well as core thematic areas such as political culture, informal actors in the political system, the influence of ideas, foreign policy, and an understanding of race, class and gender in US politics and society.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Essay 1 (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Essay 2 (2000 words)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am

Politics and International Relations
Doing Qualitative ResearchPolitics and International RelationsPOL270Semester 25Closed

Doing Qualitative Research

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sharri Plonski

Description: This module is designed with two core goals in mind: On one hand, to introduce students to qualitative methods in the design and production of research in politics and international relations. On the other, to develop a critical toolbox for engaging and challenging methods as a form of colonial epistemological practice, bound up with historical and contemporary modes of domination and erasure. Through a range of relevant topics, students will reflect on dominant knowledge systems and structures, practice 'doing' qualitative research, and develop the skills to design their own research projects.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50% Methods Portfolio (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Research Project Assignment (3000 words)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm

Politics and International Relations
Themes and Cases in US Foreign PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM075Semester 37No

Themes and Cases in US Foreign Policy

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Diego De Merich

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% Essay 1 (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Essay 2 (3000 words)
Level: 7
Politics and International Relations
The International Politics of the Developing WorldPolitics and International RelationsPOL257Semester 25Closed

The International Politics of the Developing World

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Felipe Antunes De Oliveira

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: 50% Case Study (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm

Politics and International Relations
Utopia and Dystopia: Political, Economic and Literary DreamworldsPolitics and International RelationsPOL380Semester 16Yes

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: 30% Book Review (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 70% Essay (3000 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm

Politics and International Relations
Globalisation and the International Political Economy of DevelopmentPolitics and International RelationsPOLM073Semester 17No

Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Diego De Merich

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% Essay 1 (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Essay 2 (3000 words)
Level: 7
Politics and International Relations
Utopia and Dystopia: Independent ResearchPolitics and International RelationsPOL395Semester 26No

Utopia and Dystopia: Independent Research

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof James Dunkerley
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take POL380

Description: This module builds practical research skills through one of two approaches to the study of utopias. The first option is a detailed and comparative appraisal of themes in utopia literature. The second option is the undertaking of a study of one or more intended communities and the practical application of utopia ideas. Both options will be pursued through the undertaking of an independent, but supervised and structured, project.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50% Essay 1 (2500 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Essay 2 (2500 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 11 am - 12 pm

Politics and International Relations
Critical Currents in North American Political ThoughtPolitics and International RelationsPOL323Semester 26Closed

Critical Currents in North American Political Thought

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joseph Hoover

Description: This module examines critical traditions in American political thought , with specific authors and themes varying from year to year. Central themes will include the promise and betrayal of freedom from the founding of the nation to the present day, the tension between radical individualism and contested notions of community, and the constant struggle to maintain faith in the possibilities of democratic government and culture. The module will focus on close reading of primary texts, while also incorporating reflections on American literature, music, and film.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25% Short Essay
  • Item 2: 75% Long Essay
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm

Politics and International Relations
Global EthicsPolitics and International RelationsPOL385Semester 16Yes

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% Article Review
  • Item 2: 70% Essay
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 10 am - 11 am

Politics and International Relations
Global Politics of Health and DiseasePolitics and International RelationsPOL317Semester 26Yes

Global Politics of Health and Disease

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Sophie Harman

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% Essay (3000 words)
  • Item 2: 25% Presentation
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am

Politics and International Relations
Slavery, Colonialism and Postcolonialism in African CinemaLanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR6036Semester 26Yes

Slavery, Colonialism and Postcolonialism in African Cinema

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Else Vieira

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% Essay 1 (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Essay 2 (2000 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm

Portuguese
Political Data ResearchPolitics and International RelationsPOL269Semester 15Closed

Political Data Research

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Javier Sajuria

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: 50% Research Project
  • Item 2: 50% 24-hour take-home exam
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Politics and International Relations
Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes (Paris)Politics and International RelationsPOLM976Semester 17No

Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes (Paris)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Pierre Haroche

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% Essay 1 (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Research Essay (3000 words)
Level: 7
Politics and International Relations
Analysing Public Policy - Independent StudyPolitics and International RelationsPOL306Semester 26No

Analysing Public Policy - Independent Study

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patrick Diamond
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take POL350

Description: The aim of the module is to give students the opportunity to engage more systematically and rigorously in major debates about the public policy process by undertaking their own independent study. The course will require students to prepare draft policy advice for a major policy-making institution, NGO or civil society organisation. This structured exercise will require students to consider not only the content of advice but how to articulate policy advice clearly and concisely to an audience that may have limited technical knowledge of a particular policy problem or issue.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Group presentation (15 min) (Reassessment by 1000-word policy proposal)
  • Item 2: 80% Policy Report (2500 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Politics and International Relations
Introduction to EngineeringScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF024Semester 23No

Introduction to Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Raza Shah
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SEF005

Description: This module aims to introduce students to the application of scientific principles to solve practical engineering problems; it includes discussion of the development of the engineering field and standards, as well as basic engineering principles, mechanical applications and stress analysis.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70% Examination (2 hours)
  • Item 2: 15% Online assessment 1
  • Item 3: 15% Online assessment 2
Level: 3
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm

Science & Engineering Foundation
DissertationPolitics and International RelationsPOLM077Full year7No

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% Dissertation
Level: 7
Politics and International Relations
Civil Society - InternshipPolitics and International RelationsPOL301Semester 26No

Civil Society - Internship

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Joseph Hoover
Prerequisite: Before or while taking this module you are advised to take POL332

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% Job Advert (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 80% Reflective journal (6000 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 13: Friday 3 pm - 5 pm

Politics and International Relations
Radical Politics TodayPolitics and International RelationsPOL379Semester 26Yes

Radical Politics Today

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lasse Thomassen

Description: What does it mean to be radical today? Where do we find examples of radical politics in the contemporary world? This module combines two things: we study important contemporary radical thinkers such as Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri, Slavoj Zizek, Ernesto Laclau & Chantal Mouffe; and we study concrete examples of radical politics such as the Occupy protests, the Alter-Globalisation Movement and the Zapatistas. Doing so, we examine the dilemmas faced by students and practitioners of radical politics and the theoretical and political issues that divide them.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Long essay (3500 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am

Politics and International Relations
Modernity: Theories of the State, Economy and SocietyPolitics and International RelationsPOL247Full year5Yes

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% Text Analysis (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 25% Research Essay (2500 words)
  • Item 3: 60% Exam (3 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm

Politics and International Relations
Race and US PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL399Semester 26Yes

Race and US Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Richard Johnson

Description: This module studies the politics of the United States through the lens of its racial divisions. The module will help students understand why race, particularly the black-white divide, has been and continues to be central to American political life and development. In the module, students will gain a deep theoretical and historical understanding of racial formation in the United States before moving on to apply these insights to current debates about the role of race in American democracy and public policy.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Essay (2500 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 6: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 6: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 6: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Politics and International Relations
Politics of South Asia: Independent ResearchPolitics and International RelationsPOL320Semester 26No

Politics of South Asia: Independent Research

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nivedita Manchanda
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take POL319

Description: This module gives you the chance to take a deep dive into the politics or international relations of a particular South Asian country or province. With academic guidance, you will choose a research question of significance for understanding South Asia today. Over the semester you will carry out your own self-directed but supervised study of the topic. We will hone your analysis through seminar discussions, presentations, and written assignments with detailed feedback. By the end of the module you will have developed your own substantive interpretation of a key contemporary South Asian issue and built up practical research skills.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Research Proposal (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 20% Research Presentation (10 minutes)
  • Item 3: 60% Comparative Analysis (3000 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm

Politics and International Relations
Political Violence and Liberal ModernityPolitics and International RelationsPOL383Semester 16Yes

Political Violence and Liberal Modernity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof 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% Research Essay
  • Item 2: 60% Written Exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am

Politics and International Relations
Essential Skills for PsychologistsBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY100Full year4No

Essential Skills for Psychologists

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gwen Brekelmans

Description: This module is intended for students studying BSc Psychology. This module is structured around three main key areas:
(1) Acquiring Essential Skills for Academic Psychology. Through means of lectures and regular tutorials, 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. Students will also be introduced to the critical evaluation skills that will be necessary for their success during further study.
(2) Considering the role of Psychology in the ¿real world¿. Through class activities 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.
(3) Exploring Career Pathways. Students will be given an opportunity to explore various career choices, to reflect on their own career aspirations and to meet with professional Psychologists.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35% Lab report
  • Item 2: 20% Careers portfolio
  • Item 3: 15% Research participation
  • Item 4: 30% Essay
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 9, 11: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Friday 10 am - 11 am
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm

Psychology
Politics of South AsiaPolitics and International RelationsPOL319Semester 16Closed

Politics of South Asia

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elizabeth Chatterjee

Description: South Asia is home to almost one in every four people alive today. It is the world's fastest-growing region and boasts the world's largest democracy. Yet it also contains one-third of the world¿s poor, and societies divided by religion, caste, class, language, gender, and region. This course will provide an in-depth survey of the politics, political economy, and international relations of the major South Asian countries: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. By the end of the course, students will be able to contribute to key debates on democratization, economic development, identity politics, and nuclear-armed conflict in the region.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Film/Book Review
  • Item 2: 30% Group Presentation
  • Item 3: 50% Final Essay (2000 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm

Politics and International Relations
Analysing Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOL350Semester 16Closed

Analysing Public Policy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Karl Pike

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: 30% Policy brief (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 70% Take-home exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm

Politics and International Relations
Gender and PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL361Semester 26Yes

Gender and Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alaya Forte

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: 15% Literature Review 1 (500 words)
  • Item 2: 15% Literature Review 2 (500 words)
  • Item 3: 70% Report (2000 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 10 am - 11 am

Politics and International Relations
The UK and the EUPolitics and International RelationsPOL268Semester 25Closed

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 two or three sessions devoted to its historical development. Students often find this uninspiring, even though it is essential to understand the evolution of the EU. Academically, such an approach can be misleading, as it is descriptive and not particularly analytical. In response, the first half of the module is designed differently to the more conventional approaches. We begin by studying the most contemporary issue of European Integration: Brexit. Within the module we analyse why the UK joined when it did, the role it has played in the development of the EU, the position it has taken on key Treaty reforms, and why, in the summer of 2016, it took the decision to leave. This approach provides an insight into a very topical EU issue, while enabling students to learn about the history of the EU in a stimulating and engaging approach.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60% Examination (2 hours)
  • Item 2: 40% Essay (2000 words)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 10 am - 11 am

Politics and International Relations
Essential Foundation Mathematical SkillsScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF026Semester 13No

Essential Foundation Mathematical Skills

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lubna Shaheen

Description: This module is designed to strengthen manipulative skills in elementary arithmetic and algebra; includes consideration of integers, fractions, decimal representations, estimation, polynomials, rational functions, square roots, inequalities, linear and quadratic equations.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Test 1
  • Item 2: 10% Test 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 3
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 11 am - 12 pm

Science & Engineering Foundation
International Security: War and Peace in a Global Context (Paris)Politics and International RelationsPOLM974Semester 27No

International Security: War and Peace in a Global Context (Paris)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Pierre Haroche

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% Factsheet/Report (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Essay (3000 words)
Level: 7
Politics and International Relations
Racism and Anti-Racism in World PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL336ASemester 16Closed

Racism and Anti-Racism in World Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper

Description: How has race become a method for categorising and ordering humanity? How has the politics of anti-racism sought to dismantle both racial orders and the categories they rely on?

In this course, we will grapple with these questions by exploring the diverse intellectual voices have sought to understand and theorise racism and anti-racism. These thinkers will include those who were engaged in struggles against imperialism and colonialism, in addition to contemporary forms of racial domination.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Critical Review
  • Item 2: 60% Research Essay
Level: 6
Politics and International Relations
Environmental PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL304Semester 16Yes

Environmental Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joanne Yao

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% Policy memo (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Politics and International Relations
International Relations TheoryPolitics and International RelationsPOL251BSemester 25Yes

International Relations Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof 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% Essay 1 (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 75% Essay 2 (2500 words)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm

Politics and International Relations
DissertationPolitics and International RelationsPOLM077Full year7No

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% Dissertation
Level: 7
Politics and International Relations
Politics of International LawPolitics and International RelationsPOL259Semester 15Yes

Politics of International Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Andreas Papamichail

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% Case Study (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Essay (2000 words)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5: Friday 10 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm

Politics and International Relations
DissertationPolitics and International RelationsPOLM077Full year7No

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% Dissertation
Level: 7
Politics and International Relations
Revolutions: Political, Social and TechnologicalPolitics and International RelationsPOL282Semester 15Closed

Revolutions: Political, Social and Technological

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Laleh Khalili

Description: This module offers a reflection on revolutions globally. It specifically focuses on three types of revolutions: political (revolutionising power relations), social (revolutionising subjectivities and intimate relations), and technological (revolutionising human relations with the non-human). The module is particularly interested in the way these revolutionary transformations have shaped global politics AND intimate human relations. It is particularly interested in the transnational dimensions of revolutions, and draws much material written by scholar from and about Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50% Case Study
  • Item 2: 50% Book Review Essay
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm

Politics and International Relations
War in World PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL256Semester 25Closed

War in World Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alvina Hoffmann

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% Fact Sheet (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Review Essay (2000 words)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am

Politics and International Relations
American Politics, Carceral State and Social MovementsPolitics and International RelationsPOL398Semester 16Yes

American Politics, Carceral State and Social Movements

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Richard Johnson

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% Essay 1 (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Essay 2 (3000 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4, 5, 6: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4, 5, 6: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am

Politics and International Relations
Parliamentary StudiesPolitics and International RelationsPOL373Semester 16Closed

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, scrutiny, and of course law-making. This module focuses on how ¿ and how effectively ¿ the UK parliament performs these functions. With input from parliamentary staff, it is designed to combine rigorous academic analysis of parliament with a solid practical understanding of how the legislature works. It will look, among other things, at how laws are made, executive-legislative relations, executive scrutiny, representation and composition, constituency representation, select committees, and the House of Lords. It is intended to be a highly practical, hands-on module that may serve as a springboard for those considering a professional career in or around politics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30% Written assignment 1 (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 70% Written assignment 2 (2500 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Workshop
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 13: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 13: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 13: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9, 10, 12: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm

Politics and International Relations
Discrete Mathematics (Foundation)Science and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF015Semester 23No

Discrete Mathematics (Foundation)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: This module introduces students to arithmetic beyond the integers and rational numbers: modulo arithmetic, and the arithmetic of polynomials, matrices, logical propositions and sets. Applications of these concepts in prepositional logic, relational algebra and graph theory will also be covered. Prerequisite: SEF026 Essential Foundation Mathematical Skills

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70% Examination (2 hours)
  • Item 2: 30% Coursework
Level: 3
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm

Science & Engineering Foundation
British PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL243BSemester 25Yes

British Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr James Strong

Description: This module offers an intermediate-level grounding in contemporary British politics and government. Students will learn about the UK's political constitution, sovereign parliament, electoral politics, public debate, cabinet government, civil service and devolved and local administrations. They will develop a breadth and depth of knowledge, and a range of capabilities, that will prepare them to pursue careers in Westminster, Whitehall and beyond.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Portfolio (3000 words)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am

Politics and International Relations
Dissertation in Politics / International RelationsPolitics and International RelationsPOL318Full year6No

Dissertation in Politics / International Relations

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr Felipe Antunes De Oliveira

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% Research Proposal (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 5% Presentation
  • Item 3: 85% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 12: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm

Politics and International RelationsPOL_6_A
Contemporary Russian PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL382Semester 16Closed

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% Literature Review
  • Item 2: 70% Essay
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm

Politics and International Relations
Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development (Paris)Politics and International RelationsPOLM973Semester 27No

Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development (Paris)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Musab Younis

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% Research Essay 1 (2500 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Research Essay 2 (3500 words)
Level: 7
Politics and International Relations
Racism and Anti-Racism in World PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL336Full year6Yes

Racism and Anti-Racism in World Politics

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper

Description: How has race become a method for categorising and ordering humanity? How has the politics of anti-racism sought to dismantle both racial orders and the categories they rely on?

In this course, we will grapple with these questions by exploring the diverse intellectual voices have sought to understand and theorise racism and anti-racism. These thinkers will include those who were engaged in struggles against imperialism and colonialism, in addition to contemporary forms of racial domination.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25% Theory Essay
  • Item 2: 25% Creative Writing
  • Item 3: 50% Research Essay
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm

Politics and International Relations
US Foreign PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOL358Semester 26Yes

US Foreign Policy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Richard Johnson

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% Examination (2 hours)
  • Item 2: 40% Essay (2000 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm

Politics and International Relations
Migration and the Politics of BelongingPolitics and International RelationsPOL334Semester 26Yes

Migration and the Politics of Belonging

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: Contemporary life is hardly imaginable without mobility - of capital, things, ideas, and images and people. At the same time, some forms of mobility such as international migration, are often thought to undermine modern political forms, such as the nation-state, as well as threaten the polities associated with them. This module will investigate the relationship between mobility, modern political forms and different conceptions of belonging and membership. It will pay attention to some of the crucial tensions of the current historical moment - for example, the tension between the principle of freedom of movement and nation-state sovereignty. It will also ask whether and how practices of mobility open possibilities for imagining organization of collective life beyond the currently predominant political forms.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Short Research Essay
  • Item 2: 60% Longer Research Essay
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm

Politics and International Relations
Global TheoryPolitics and International RelationsPOL281Semester 15Closed

Global Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Clive Gabay

Description: This module takes five key thinkers whose work emerges from experiences/histories of colonialism and racism to ask how international order(ing) has been understood by those standing outside of or in conversation with the Western canon, thinking globally. Thinking globally means thinking seemingly disparate socio-political phenomena and forces together and in connection (I.e., capitalism, racism, patriarchy, colonialism, etc.). This is a defining feature of the intellectuals and thinkers that will be explored on the module, such as Edward Said, Gloria Anzaldua and Cedric Robinson.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30% Critical Review
  • Item 2: 70% Essay
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm

Politics and International Relations
Social TheoryPolitics and International RelationsPOL280BSemester 25No

Social Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Giulia Carabelli

Description: This module provides a critical overview of social theory from the late 19th/ early 20th century to contemporary developments. SEM B starts with the Frankfurt School to explore contemporary debates in Black Feminisms, Decolonial Theory and Practice, Queer Theory, Affect Theory, New Materialism and Crip Theory.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Critical Reflection (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Politics and International Relations
Doing International Relations Research: Theories Methods, DataPolitics and International RelationsPOLM979Semester 17No

Doing International Relations Research: Theories Methods, Data

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Musab Younis

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% Essay 1
  • Item 2: 60% Essay 2
Level: 7
Politics and International Relations
Introductory PortugueseLanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR4200Full year4Yes

Introductory Portuguese

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mrs Frances Goodingham

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: 20% Semester 1: Composition and Oral Task (equivalent to 500 words)
  • Item 2: 20% Semester 2: Reading Comprehension and Composition and Listening (equivalent to 500 words)
  • Item 3: 20% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (3 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 9 am - 11 am

Portuguese
Public Management and GovernancePolitics and International RelationsPOLM093Semester 17No

Public Management and Governance

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Tamara Popic

Description: This module provides an overview of key developments in public administration and management from a comparative perspective. It combines theoretical perspectives with discussion of a wide range of case studies to consider what makes effective public management and what are the different styles of public management and how this affects public administration. The module will use the comparative method to look at the different ways public management is implemented in Europe and in other OECD countries and in understanding why is there variation across countries in public management. The module surveys a range of techniques including performance management and quality assurance, and considers contemporary debates such as the role of markets and partnerships in public management. At the end of the module you should be able to understand the factors influencing the shift from the public administration to the public management paradigm and demonstrate a critical awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of management approaches.

Upon completion of the module, successful students will have a thorough knowledge of the current theories and practices in public management, how public administration have been affected at global, EU and OECD countries' levels and potential solutions to its set of problems.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Policy Brief (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Research Essay (3000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 11 am

Politics and International Relations
Introduction to Social Science 2: Quantitative Methods and DataPolitics and International RelationsPOLM083Semester 27No

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% 48-hour take home exam
  • Item 2: 40% Research Project
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm

Politics and International Relations
Introduction to Social Science 1: Epistemology, Research Design, and Qualitative MethodsPolitics and International RelationsPOLM082Semester 17No

Introduction to Social Science 1: Epistemology, Research Design, and Qualitative Methods

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Miss Marie Houghton

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% Research proposal (5000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 12: Friday 9 am - 12 pm

Politics and International Relations
Statistical Modelling IIMathematical SciencesMTH6134Semester 16Yes

Statistical Modelling II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hugo Maruri-Aguilar
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5120

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: 7% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 7% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 7% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Mathematical SciencesMAT_SEF_6_S
Life, Death and Money: Welfare States in Theory and PracticePolitics and International RelationsPOLM056Semester 27Yes

Life, Death and Money: Welfare States in Theory and Practice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Tamara Popic

Description: Welfare states are about life, death and money. They aim to cover for risks occurring during individuals' life course, such as unemployment or sickness, and by doing so they consume considerable portion of public budget of the contemporary states. The module will be based on research-led teaching and will provide students with systematic understanding of the policy and politics of welfare from a global comparative perspective. The module will also offer sustained engagements with debates surrounding the politics of welfare across five major welfare sectors - education, healthcare, unemployment, family and pension policy.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Policy Brief
  • Item 2: 60% Research Essay
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 11 am

Politics and International Relations
DissertationPolitics and International RelationsPOLM017Full year7No

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% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm

Politics and International Relations
Health PsychologyBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY216Semester 15No

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: 50% Essay (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 50% MCQ Exam (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Psychology
Graphs and NetworksMathematical SciencesMTH750USemester 27No

Graphs and Networks

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Vito Latora

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: 20% Class test
  • Item 2: 80% Written exam (3 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Social PsychologyBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY215Semester 15No

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: 20% Group Activity
  • Item 2: 30% Assignment
  • Item 3: 50% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Psychology
EmotionBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY127Semester 24No

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: 20% Group video
  • Item 2: 5% Peer evaluation of videos
  • Item 3: 75% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 12 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Psychology
Globalisation and the International Political Economy of DevelopmentPolitics and International RelationsPOLM026Semester 27No

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% Research Essay 1 (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Research Essay 2 (3000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm

Politics and International Relations
Statistics in Psychology IBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY107Full year4No

Statistics in Psychology I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Louise Lakha

Description: This module is intended for students studying BSc Psychology (C800). This module introduces students to data analysis and statistics in Psychology. Students will learn basic principles of numeracy, data management, probability theory, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics using real-world examples of psychology research. The course will combine lectures and practical sessions including hand calculation and computerised statistical analysis using SPSS.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 3% Lab Practical 1
  • Item 2: 3% Lab Practical 2
  • Item 3: 3% Lab Practical 3
  • Item 4: 3% Lab Practical 4
  • Item 5: 3% Lab Practical 5
  • Item 6: 3% Lab Practical 6
  • Item 7: 3% Lab Practical 7
  • Item 8: 3% Lab Practical 8
  • Item 9: 30% Lab Report (Results & Discussion)
  • Item 10: 50% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 9, 13: Friday 9 am - 11 am
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 13: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm

Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology IBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY108Full year4No

Research Methods in Psychology I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: This module is intended for students studying BSc Psychology. This module introduces students to experimental design in Psychology. Students will understand and critically appraise the different research methods commonly using in psychology research and understand issues critical to experimental design such as sampling, validity, and reliability. Through interactive lectures and practical small-group sessions, students will learn how to select the best experimental design from a range of methods to answer a research question.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% News & Views 1
  • Item 2: 15% News & Views 2
  • Item 3: 75% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm

Psychology
Exploring Psychology IIBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY125Semester 24No

Exploring Psychology II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sophie Pettit
Prerequisite: Before or while 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% MCQ midterm
  • Item 2: 75% Final Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Psychology
Research Methods in Mathematical SciencesMathematical SciencesMTH700USemester 17No

Research Methods in Mathematical Sciences

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ian Morris
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% Answer questions and summarize Paper
  • Item 2: 20% Prepare slides
  • Item 3: 20% Oral Presentation
Level: 7
Timetable:
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Partial Differential EquationsMathematical SciencesMTH6151Semester 16Yes

Partial Differential Equations

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Shengwen Wang
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5123

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: 10% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 11 am

Mathematical SciencesMAT_SEF_6_S
Dissertation (Paris)Politics and International RelationsPOLM977Full year7No

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% Dissertation (12000 words)
Level: 7
Politics and International Relations
Dissertation in International Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM087Full year7No

Dissertation in International Public Policy

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Richard Saull

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% Dissertation (12,000 words)
Level: 7
Politics and International Relations
War and International SecurityPolitics and International RelationsPOLM054Semester 17No

War and International Security

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr James Eastwood

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% Essay 1 (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Essay 2 (3000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 9 am - 10 am

Politics and International Relations
Theories and Concepts in Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM092Semester 17No

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: 35% PowerPoint Brief
  • Item 2: 65% Assignment 2: Case-study Analysis (4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am

Politics and International Relations
Dissertation in International Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM087Full year7No

Dissertation in International Public Policy

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Richard Saull

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% Dissertation (12,000 words)
Level: 7
Politics and International Relations
International Relations of the Middle EastPolitics and International RelationsPOLM081Semester 27Yes

International Relations of the Middle East

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Laleh Khalili

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% Research Essay 1 (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Research Essay 2 (3000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am

Politics and International Relations
International Public Policy: Concepts and PracticePolitics and International RelationsPOLM050Semester 17No

International Public Policy: Concepts and Practice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Corina Lacatus

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: 50% Policy brief (2500 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Research proposal (2500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Politics and International Relations
RelativityMathematical SciencesMTH6132PSemester 26No

Relativity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pau Figueras

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: 4% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 4% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 4% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 4% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 4% Coursework 5 (200 words)
  • Item 6: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Global Politics of Infrastructures: Race, Inequality and ConflictPolitics and International RelationsPOLM098Semester 27Yes

Global Politics of Infrastructures: Race, Inequality and Conflict

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Laleh Khalili

Description: The module offers a sustained engagement with debates surrounding the politics of infrastructures in a variety of manifestations prevalent in the global South. The course themes include the role of class differentiation and race in the making of infrastructures, the specific histories and politics of conflict and struggle surrounding access to basic infrastructures such as electricity, water, and sewage, and the ways in which banking, telecommunications, and transport infrastructures have been crucial in remaking societies and politics in Asia and Africa.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Short research essay (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Long research essay (3000 words)
Level: 7
Politics and International Relations
Mobile people: Interdisciplinary Core Training Seminar (ICTS)Politics and International RelationsPOL700Full year7No

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% Report (SEM1)
  • Item 2: 15% Presentation (SEM1)
  • Item 3: 35% Report (SEM2)
  • Item 4: 15% Presentation (SEM2)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

Politics and International Relations
Cognitive PsychologyBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY211Semester 15No

Cognitive Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Paraskevi Argyriou

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: 5% Individual in-class activities
  • Item 2: 45% Individual mid-term (1 hr)
  • Item 3: 50% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

Psychology
From Blitz to Brexit: Britain and the EUPolitics and International RelationsPOLM097Semester 27Yes

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% Presentation (15 min)
  • Item 2: 75% Research Essay (4000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 9 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 9 am - 11 am

Politics and International Relations
Exploring Psychology IBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY124Semester 14No

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: 25% Midterm test
  • Item 2: 75% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm

Psychology
MSci ProjectMathematical SciencesMTH717UFull year7No

MSci Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Mira Shamis

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% Project Report, Presentation and (possibly) Oral Examination
Level: 7
Mathematical Sciences
Rio de Janeiro on the Global Stage and ImaginaryLanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR4033Semester 24Yes

Rio de Janeiro on the Global Stage and Imaginary

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Else Vieira

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¿, beach culture within a metropolis, Bossa Nova and the Carnival spectacle. `A mutilated poem¿ can be a metaphor for representations of Rio by national and international writers on the pressures of international drug traffic on the locals. `A mega-event city¿ correlates with its bravura urbanisation, a fast-growing favela-originated literature on the locals¿ responses to their removal, and on the ethics of favela tourism versus market-oriented poverty voyeurism. A major discussion relates to Rio as an aspiring global city in connection with the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Have the mega-events enabled the city to reinvent itself symbolically in the world¿s imaginary beyond the screen mantra or the literary realism of social implosion? Real or real Rio? A Global South perspective underpins the module. All literary and filmic texts are available in English.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50% Essay 1 (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Essay 2 (2000 words)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm

Portuguese
Brazilian Cinema: The Social TraditionLanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR5034Semester 15Yes

Brazilian Cinema: The Social Tradition

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Else Vieira

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% Essay 1 (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Essay 2 (2000 words)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm

Portuguese
Actuarial ProjectMathematical SciencesMTH6153Semester 26No

Actuarial Project

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

Description: This module allows third-year undergraduates with suitable background to take a project on a topic relevant to Actuarial Science. A list of potential 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 module organiser and the project supervisor. You will normally be expected to have a second year average of at least 60% to be accepted.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Presentation (20 mins)
  • Item 2: 80% Dissertation (4000 words)
Level: 6
Mathematical SciencesMAT_SEF_6_S
Latin America in the Modern WorldPolitics and International RelationsPOLM060Semester 27Yes

Latin America in the Modern World

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof James Dunkerley

Description: This module will examine the historical and contemporary place of Latin America in the world system through issues of political economy, cultural identity and international relations. The module will explore dependency, modernization and marxist theories, the legacy of European empires, and the independence movements of the 19th century. It will then consider the more contemporary phenomena of a contested Pan-Americanism, exceptionalist theses for Cuba and Brazil, the evolving role of indigenous American societies and that of Latinos in the USA. The module will conclude with appraisal of the regional experience of neo-liberalism and the reactions to it on continental and international planes.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Research Essay 1 (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Research Essay 2 (3000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Politics and International Relations
Theories and Concepts in Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM086Semester 17No

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% Policy Brief (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Case Study (3000 words)
Level: 7
Politics and International Relations
Parliamentary Studies - InternshipsPolitics and International RelationsPOL392Semester 26No

Parliamentary Studies - Internships

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Philip Cowley
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you are advised to take POL373

Description: This module is designed to give those who take it a view of British parliamentary politics from the inside out. Students will spend two days per week between January and April working for a parliamentarian - in either the Westminster or constituency office, or both - or in a similar parliamentary setting. They will be assessed through written work directly related to the placement, including a reflective journal of their day-to-day experiences. A parliamentary placement 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.

Contingency plans are in place should placements fall through due to factors beyond our control, such as the wider political environment. In such cases, the module will be assessed through alternative arrangements.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80% Reflective Journal and Portfolio (6000 words)
  • Item 2: 20% Job Advert (1000 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Monday 9 am - 11 am

Politics and International Relations
Themes and Cases in US Foreign PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM040Semester 27Yes

Themes and Cases in US Foreign Policy

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Richard Johnson

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% Research Essay 1 (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Research Essay 2 (3000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 9 am -10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 9 am - 10 am

Politics and International Relations
Evaluation and Delivery in Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM025Semester 27No

Evaluation and Delivery in Public Policy

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

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% Research Essay 1 (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Research Essay 2 (3000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am

Politics and International Relations
Portuguese IILanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR5201Full year5No

Portuguese II

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mrs Frances Goodingham

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: 15% Semester 1: In-class News Report and Editorial (2x400 words)
  • Item 2: 15% Semester 2: Lexical Field and Grammar Research Task (2x400 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (15 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (3 hours)
Level: 5
Portuguese
Financial Instruments and MarketsMathematical SciencesMTH761USemester 17No

Financial Instruments and Markets

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pedro Vergel Eleuterio

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% Coursework
  • Item 2: 20% Class test
  • Item 3: 75% Examination (3 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 1 pm - 3 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology IIBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY209Full year5No

Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Valdas Noreika
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: 2% Lab Practical MCQ-1
  • Item 2: 2% Lab Practical MCQ-2
  • Item 3: 2% Lab Practical MCQ-3
  • Item 4: 2% Lab Practical MCQ-4
  • Item 5: 2% Lab Practical MCQ-5
  • Item 6: 2% Lab Practical MCQ-6
  • Item 7: 2% Lab Practical MCQ-7
  • Item 8: 2% Lab Practical MCQ-8
  • Item 9: 38% Lab Report
  • Item 10: 50% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Workshop
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Friday 10 am - 11 am
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Psychology
War and International SecurityPolitics and International RelationsPOLM096Semester 27No

War and International Security

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% Essay 1 (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Essay 2 (3000 words)
Level: 7
Politics and International Relations
Topics in Probability and Stochastic ProcessesMathematical SciencesMTH712PSemester 17No

Topics in Probability and Stochastic Processes

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Alexander Gnedin

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: 20% Class test
  • Item 2: 80% Written exam (3 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Brain and BehaviourBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY121Semester 24No

Brain and Behaviour

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yul Kang

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: 25% Midterm
  • Item 2: 75% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm

Psychology
International Migration PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM095Semester 27Yes

International Migration Policy

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Corina Lacatus

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% Policy Brief (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Research Essay (3000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

Politics and International Relations
Portuguese ILanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR4201Full year4Yes

Portuguese I

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mrs Frances Goodingham

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: 15% Semester 1: CV, Cover Letter, Interview (600 words)
  • Item 2: 15% Semester 2: Reading Comprehension and Composition (600 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (15 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (3 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Portuguese
Partial Differential EquationsMathematical SciencesMTH6151PSemester 16No

Partial Differential Equations

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Shengwen Wang

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: 10% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 11 am

Mathematical SciencesMAT_SEF_6_S
Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, ThemesPolitics and International RelationsPOLM090Full year7No

Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Diego De Merich

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% Essay 1 (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Research Essay (3000 words)
Level: 7
Politics and International Relations
Approaches to Political EconomyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM059Semester 17No

Approaches to Political Economy

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Andreas Papamichail

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% Critical Review (2500 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Research Essay (3500 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm

Politics and International Relations
Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, ThemesPolitics and International RelationsPOLM090Semester 17No

Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Diego De Merich

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% Essay 1 (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Research Essay (3000 words)
Level: 7
Politics and International Relations
Statistical Modelling IIMathematical SciencesMTH6134PSemester 16No

Statistical Modelling II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hugo Maruri-Aguilar

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: 7% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 7% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 7% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Mathematical Sciences
Evaluation and Delivery in Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM085Semester 27No

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% Policy Brief (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Case Study (3000 words)
Level: 7
Politics and International Relations
Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, ThemesPolitics and International RelationsPOLM024Semester 17No

Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Andreas Papamichail

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% Essay 1 (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Research Essay (3000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 11 am - 12 pm

Politics and International Relations
Financial Instruments and MarketsMathematical SciencesMTH761PSemester 17No

Financial Instruments and Markets

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pedro Vergel Eleuterio

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% Coursework
  • Item 2: 20% Class test
  • Item 3: 75% Examination (3 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 1 pm - 3 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Introduction to BiopsychologyBiological and Behavioural SciencesPSY117Semester 14No

Introduction to Biopsychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Caroline Brennan

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% Midterm test
  • Item 2: 75% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 12: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 9: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Psychology
Portuguese II IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR5200Full year5Yes

Portuguese II Intensive

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mrs Frances Goodingham

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: 20% Semester 1: Composition and Oral Task (equivalent to 600 words and 3 mins Audio or Video Recording)
  • Item 2: 20% Semester 2: Translation and Composition and Oral Task and Listening (equivalent to 600 words and 3 mins Presentation)
  • Item 3: 20% Oral Examination (15 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (3 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 11 am

Portuguese
A Closer Look at ChemistryScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF004Semester 23No

A Closer Look at Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yao Lu

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Mastering in Chemistry (1-3)
  • Item 2: 20% Mastering in Chemistry (4-6)
  • Item 3: 10% Class Test
  • Item 4: 50% MCQ Examination (1 hours 30 mins)
Level: 3
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm

Science & Engineering Foundation
Bayesian StatisticsMathematical SciencesMTH709USemester 27No

Bayesian Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alexander Shestopaloff
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: 20% Class test
  • Item 2: 80% Written exam (3 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Wednesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Trading and Risk Systems DevelopmentMathematical SciencesMTH789USemester 27No

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% Class Test
  • Item 2: 50% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Research and Design Team ProjectEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT7400Full year7No

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: 50% Final Report
  • Item 2: 10% Rationale, Aims and Objectives
  • Item 3: 20% SOTA and progress Report
  • Item 4: 18% Viva
  • Item 5: 2% Peer Assessment
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm

Engineering and Materials Science
Background to British PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL108Semester 24Yes

Background to British Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Colm Murphy

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: 100% Essay (2000 words)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 9 am -10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 9 am - 10 am

Politics and International Relations
Nanotechnology and NanomedicineEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM803Semester 17No

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: 60% Examination (2 hours)
  • Item 2: 20% Coursework 1
  • Item 3: 20% Coursework 2
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm

Engineering and Materials Science
Science of BiocompatibilityEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM312Semester 26No

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: 25% Quiz 1
  • Item 2: 10% Quiz 2
  • Item 3: 65% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Engineering and Materials Science
Physics (Mechanics and Materials)Science and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF005Semester 13No

Physics (Mechanics and Materials)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Elise Stacey Agra

Description: This is one of three modules providing a detailed introduction to concepts of physics. This module covers the following topics: Newtonian mechanics, including statics, linear and rotational dynamics; forces and energy, and their role in the molecular structure of matter, properties of liquids and gases; basic concepts of thermodynamics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 3
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm

Science & Engineering Foundation
Sex, Gender and LanguageLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7019Semester 17No

Sex, Gender and Language

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sophie Holmes-Elliott

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% Critical reAssessment of existing Analysis (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Research Essay (2500 words)
Level: 7
Linguistics
Data Analytics DissertationMathematical SciencesMTH797PFull year7No

Data Analytics Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: Each Data Analytics MSc student is required to complete a 60 credit project dissertation. A student must find a potential supervisor and fill out a Data Analytics MSc Project Approval Form by the end of Semester B. The supervisor and project must be approved by the Data Analytics MSc 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 data analytics, usually requiring the student to understand, explain and elaborate on results from one or more journal articles and/or performing computation, simulations, or analysis. An MSc project may also involve collaboration with a collaborator based in industry. 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% Dissertation (10,000 words)
Level: 7
Mathematical Sciences
Project DissertationMathematical SciencesMTHM038Full year7No

Project Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Oscar Bandtlow

Description: Each MSc Mathematics student is required to complete a 60 credit project dissertation. A student must find a potential supervisor and fill out an MSc Mathematics Project Approval Form by the end of Semester B. The supervisor and project must be approved by the MSc Mathematics Exam Board Chair, in consultation with the MSc Mathematics 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 mathematics or statistics, 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% Project dissertation
Level: 7
Mathematical Sciences
Financial Data AnalyticsMathematical SciencesMTH792PSemester 27No

Financial Data Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nicola Perra

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: 20% Mid-term Examination
  • Item 2: 80% Final Examination (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 2 pm - 4 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Advanced Derivatives Pricing and Risk ManagementMathematical SciencesMTH787USemester 27No

Advanced Derivatives Pricing and Risk Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Kathrin Glau

Description: This module covers a number of advanced topics in the pricing and risk-management of various types of derivative securities that are of key importance in today's financial markets. In particular, the module covers models for interest rate derivatives (short-rate and forward-curve models), and looks at the multi-curve framework. It then considers credit risk management and credit derivatives (both vanilla and exotic). Finally, it also discusses credit valuation adjustment (CVA) and related concepts.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Class test
  • Item 2: 80% Written exam (3 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Advanced Derivatives Pricing and Risk ManagementMathematical SciencesMTH787PSemester 27No

Advanced Derivatives Pricing and Risk Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Kathrin Glau

Description: This module covers a number of advanced topics in the pricing and risk-management of various types of derivative securities that are of key importance in today's financial markets. In particular, the module covers models for interest rate derivatives (short-rate and forward-curve models), and looks at the multi-curve framework. It then considers credit risk management and credit derivatives (both vanilla and exotic). Finally, it also discusses credit valuation adjustment (CVA) and related concepts.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Class test
  • Item 2: 80% Written exam (3 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Environmental Properties of MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT7040Semester 17No

Environmental Properties of Materials

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Oliver Fenwick
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: 40% Group report on sustainable product
  • Item 2: 10% Group peer assessment
  • Item 3: 50% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm

Engineering and Materials Science
Programming for Business AnalyticsMathematical SciencesMTH785PSemester 17No

Programming for Business Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Justin Ward

Description: This module will provide an introduction to programming in a commercial environment including:
- Advanced use of Microsoft Excel for data analysis
- Usage of Macros to automate common tasks
- Introduction of Visual Basic for applications programming language (VBA)
- Writing custom Excel functions and subroutines using VBA
- Design of databases in Microsoft Access
- Querying data with Microsoft Access
- Externally loading data to Microsoft Access
- Using ActiveX Data objects
- The SQL query language

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 50% In-class test
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 3 pm - 4 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Global SociologyPolitics and International RelationsPOL180Full year4Closed

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% Portfolio (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 30% Research Essay (2500 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Take-home Examination (2000 words) (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Politics and International Relations
Thinking Politically: Introduction to Concepts, Theories and IdeologiesPolitics and International RelationsPOL110Full year4Yes

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% Portfolio 1
  • Item 2: 10% In-class test
  • Item 3: 30% Portfolio 2
  • Item 4: 40% Examination (3 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2,

Politics and International Relations
Research PracticumLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7014Semester 27No

Research Practicum

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hazel Pearson

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% Essay (4000 words)
Level: 7
Linguistics
Understudied Languages and Linguistic TheoryLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7016Semester 27No

Understudied Languages and Linguistic Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Daniel Harbour

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: 40% Theoretical Report on Stucuture of Language (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Fieldbook
Level: 7
Linguistics
CeramicsEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM068Semester 17No

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: 50% Individual report (Part 1)
  • Item 2: 50% Individual report (Part 2)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am

Engineering and Materials Science
Political AnalysisPolitics and International RelationsPOL105Full year4No

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% Essay 1 (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Essay 2 (2000 words)
  • Item 3: 20% Examination (1 hours 30 mins)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2:

Politics and International Relations
Physics (Fields and Waves)Science and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF006Semester 23No

Physics (Fields and Waves)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Andrei Sapelkin

Description: The role and characteristics of fields, in particular gravitational and electromagnetic fields. The description of natural phenomena and the widespread occurrence of oscillations and wave motion, with examples taken from the physics of sound and light. Prerequisite - SEF005

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 3
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

Science & Engineering Foundation
Probability and Statistics for Data AnalyticsMathematical SciencesMTH794PSemester 17No

Probability and Statistics for Data Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ilya Goldsheid

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: 4% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 4% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 4% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 4% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 4% Mini-project
  • Item 6: 80% Final exam (3 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Probability and Statistics for Data AnalyticsMathematical SciencesMTH794PSemester 27No

Probability and Statistics for Data Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ilya Goldsheid

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: 4% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 4% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 4% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 4% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 4% Mini-project
  • Item 6: 80% Final exam (3 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Machine Learning with PythonMathematical SciencesMTH786USemester 17No

Machine Learning with Python

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nicola Perra

Description: This course aims at providing students with Machine Learning skills based on the Python programming language as it is currently used in industry. Some of the presented methods are regression and classification techniques (linear and logistic regression, least-square); clustering; dimensionality reduction techniques such as PCA, SVD and matrix factorization. More advanced methods such as generalized linear models, neural networks and Bayesian inference using graphical models are also introduced. The course is self-contained in terms of the necessary mathematical tools (mostly probability) and coding techniques. At the end of the course, students will be able to formalize a ML task, choose the appropriate method in order to tackle it while being able to assess its performance, and to implement these algorithms in Python.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50% Mid-term exam
  • Item 2: 50% Final Coding Project
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Failure of SolidsEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM025Semester 27No

Failure of Solids

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Wei Tan

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: 30% Mid-term test
  • Item 2: 70% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm

Engineering and Materials Science
Programming in C++ for FinanceMathematical SciencesMTH790PSemester 17No

Programming in C++ for Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Argyro Mainou

Description: This module will provide you with the necessary numerical skills and tools to investigate a variety of problems in mathematical finance. It is based on C++, the programming language of choice for many practitioners in the finance industry. You will learn about basic concepts of the C part of C++ such as loops, arrays, functions, and branching statements, and then be introduced to the object-orientated programming part of C++. As an application you will deal with binomial trees in C++ and the pricing of various types of options in this context.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50% Computer-based Assessment 1
  • Item 2: 50% Computer-based Assessment 2
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Optimisation for Business ProcessesMathematical SciencesMTH784PSemester 27No

Optimisation for Business Processes

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Mark Jerrum

Description: This module will present the basics of optimisation techniques employed in business. It will be based around exercises and realistic business case studies. The topics to be covered are multiple variables, optimisation with constraints, linear programming, convex optimisation and the review of one variable case.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm

Mathematical Sciences
English Language IScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF009Semester 13No

English Language I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Sharon Turner

Description: Reading and study skills, lecture comprehension and seminar skills, and an introduction to academic writing in English. This module is intended for students, primarily from overseas, whose first language is not English and who do not already have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25% Portfolio: text responses
  • Item 2: 25% Individual talk (5 min)
  • Item 3: 50% Timed writing (1.5 hours)
Level: 3
Science & Engineering Foundation
Trading and Risk Systems DevelopmentMathematical SciencesMTH789PSemester 27No

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% Class Test
  • Item 2: 50% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Politics in ActionPolitics and International RelationsPOL113Semester 14Yes

Politics in Action

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Timothy Edkins

Description: This module embeds students in the School of Politics and International Relations¿ learning community by teaching them to: consider how research interests, questions and projects are formulated and pursued in the disciplines of Politics and International Relations, and the real-world impact that this research has; research political issues that are effecting East London communities and shaped by politics and international relations; construct cumulative evidence-based arguments orally and in writing; explore, and take the first steps towards, graduate work career paths.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Group presentation (reassessment by Essay 1000 words)
  • Item 2: 80% Writing portfolio (3000 words)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 10: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am

Politics and International Relations
Innovation StrategyEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT307Semester 16Yes

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: 50% Individual Report & Presentation
  • Item 2: 50% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am

Engineering and Materials Science
Physics (Electricity and Atomic Physics)Science and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF007Semester 23No

Physics (Electricity and Atomic Physics)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof David Dunstan
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SEF005

Description: Aspects of electrical theory (current and charge, resistance, capacitors, circuits and meters); atomic structure and properties of the electron; the nucleus, radioactive decay and nuclear energy; introduction to quantum physics. Prerequisite - SEF005

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 80% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 3
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 9 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am

Science & Engineering Foundation
Research Methods in SociolinguisticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7023Semester 27Yes

Research Methods in Sociolinguistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sophie Holmes-Elliott

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% Qualitative Report (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Quantitative Report (2000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

Linguistics
Beyond Language: Multimodality in Theory and PracticeLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6202PSemester 27Closed

Beyond Language: Multimodality in Theory and Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Agnieszka Lyons

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: 10% Weekly Homework Tasks (equivalent to 500 words)
  • Item 2: 40% Essay (2000 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Portfolio (2000 words)
Level: 7
Linguistics
Introduction to International RelationsPolitics and International RelationsPOL106Full year4Yes

Introduction to International Relations

Credits: 30.0
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: 10% Individual Review
  • Item 2: 30% Portfolio
  • Item 3: 60% Research Essay
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm

Politics and International Relations
Materials Selection in DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM011Semester 17No

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: 40% Group Report
  • Item 2: 60% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 13: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10: Friday 9 am - 10 am

Engineering and Materials Science
Beyond Language: Multimodality in Theory and PracticeLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6202Semester 26Closed

Beyond Language: Multimodality in Theory and Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Agnieszka Lyons

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: 10% Weekly Homework Tasks (equivalent to 500 words)
  • Item 2: 40% Essay (2000 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Portfolio (2000 words)
Level: 6
Linguistics
MSci Independent Study in MathematicsMathematical SciencesMTH799USemester 17No

MSci Independent Study in Mathematics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Thomas Prellberg

Description: This is an independent study module, in which the emphasis is on independent learning of an area of level-7 mathematics by working through an appropriate textbook, examined by a combination of assessments. It is distinguished from a project module by the inclusion of regular assessed coursework, an in-term test and an assessed presentation and oral examination. As in a project module, students will need to liaise with academic staff for choice of topic and selection of supervisor. They will be accepted onto this module only after agreement between adviser, module organiser, and module supervisor. They will normally be expected to have a third-year average of at least 60% to be accepted.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Oral Exam (45 min)
Level: 7
Mathematical Sciences
MSci Independent Study in MathematicsMathematical SciencesMTH799USemester 27No

MSci Independent Study in Mathematics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Thomas Prellberg

Description: This is an independent study module, in which the emphasis is on independent learning of an area of level-7 mathematics by working through an appropriate textbook, examined by a combination of assessments. It is distinguished from a project module by the inclusion of regular assessed coursework, an in-term test and an assessed presentation and oral examination. As in a project module, students will need to liaise with academic staff for choice of topic and selection of supervisor. They will be accepted onto this module only after agreement between adviser, module organiser, and module supervisor. They will normally be expected to have a third-year average of at least 60% to be accepted.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Oral Exam (45 min)
Level: 7
Mathematical Sciences
Data AnalyticsMathematical SciencesMTH781PSemester 17No

Data Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Baule

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% Coursework
  • Item 2: 70% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Global HistoriesPolitics and International RelationsPOL109Semester 24Yes

Global Histories

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr James Eastwood

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% Essay (1500 words)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 9 am -10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm

Politics and International Relations
Machine Learning with PythonMathematical SciencesMTH786PSemester 17No

Machine Learning with Python

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nicola Perra

Description: This module will introduce you to some of the most widely-used techniques in machine learning (ML). After reviewing the necessary background mathematics, we will investigate various ML methods, such as linear regression, polynomial regression and classification with logistic regression. The module covers a very wide range of practical applications, with an emphasis on hands-on numerical work using Python. At the end of the module, you will be able to formalise a ML task, choose the appropriate method to process it numerically, implement the ML algorithm in Python, and assess the method¿s performance.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50% Mid-term exam
  • Item 2: 50% Final Coding Project
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Thinking Politically: Introduction to Concepts, Theories and IdeologiesPolitics and International RelationsPOL110ASemester 14Yes

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: 80% Portfolio
  • Item 2: 20% In-class test
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 10 am - 11 am

Politics and International Relations
Manufacturing ProcessesEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM713Semester 27No

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: 30% Coursework
  • Item 2: 70% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm

Engineering and Materials Science
Ethnography of Communication - Foundations and FieldworkLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7020Semester 27No

Ethnography of Communication - Foundations and Fieldwork

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Colleen Cotter

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% Field Homeworks (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Essay and Field Journal (3500 words)
  • Item 3: 10% Seminar Presentation (15 mins) /Annotated Bibliography (1000 words)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Linguistics
DissertationEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM004Full year7No

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% Project
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

Engineering and Materials Science
Advanced Machine LearningMathematical SciencesMTH793PSemester 27No

Advanced Machine Learning

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Argyro Mainou
Prerequisite: Before or while 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% Mini-project
  • Item 2: 50% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 7
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am

Mathematical Sciences
MSc Independent Study in MathematicsMathematical SciencesMTH799PSemester 17No

MSc Independent Study in Mathematics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Thomas Prellberg

Description: This is an independent study module, in which the emphasis is on independent learning of an area of level-7 mathematics by working through an appropriate textbook, examined by a combination of assessments. It is distinguished from a project module by the inclusion of regular assessed coursework, an in-term test and an assessed presentation and oral examination. As in a project module, students will need to liaise with academic staff for choice of topic and selection of supervisor. They will be accepted onto this module only after agreement between adviser, module organiser, and module supervisor.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Oral Exam (45 min)
Level: 7
Mathematical Sciences
MSc Independent Study in MathematicsMathematical SciencesMTH799PSemester 27No

MSc Independent Study in Mathematics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Thomas Prellberg

Description: This is an independent study module, in which the emphasis is on independent learning of an area of level-7 mathematics by working through an appropriate textbook, examined by a combination of assessments. It is distinguished from a project module by the inclusion of regular assessed coursework, an in-term test and an assessed presentation and oral examination. As in a project module, students will need to liaise with academic staff for choice of topic and selection of supervisor. They will be accepted onto this module only after agreement between adviser, module organiser, and module supervisor.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Oral Exam (45 min)
Level: 7
Mathematical Sciences
MSci Financial Mathematics DissertationMathematical SciencesMTH798UFull year7No

MSci Financial Mathematics Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Mira Shamis

Description: Each MSci Financial Mathematics student is required to complete a 30 credit project dissertation. Projects and supervisors will be allocated by the Programme Director at the start of the academic year, taking into account each student's particular interests, as far as is possible. A typical MSci project dissertation consists of 20 to 30 word-processed pages, securely bound, covering a specific research-level topic in financial mathematics, usually requiring the student to understand, explain and elaborate on results from one or more journal articles. Students will also be expected to give a short presentation of their work to other students on the programme.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Project Dissertation
Level: 7
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematical Tools for Asset ManagementMathematical SciencesMTH6113Semester 26No

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: 15% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 15% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 70% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 3 pm - 5 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Law in ContextLawLAW4008Semester 14No

Law in 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: 100% Presentation (5 min)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 3 pm - 5 pm

Law
SMS Placement TutorialMathematical SciencesMTH5200AFull year5No

SMS Placement Tutorial

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Melania Nica

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% Pass/Fail
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Bayesian Statistical MethodsMathematical SciencesMTH6102Semester 16Yes

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: 4% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 4% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 4% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 4% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 4% Coursework 5 (200 words)
  • Item 6: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Actuarial Professional Development IIMathematical SciencesMTH5127Semester 15No

Actuarial Professional Development II

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Christopher Sutton

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: 50% Coursework 1: Video presentation (year 2)
  • Item 2: 50% Coursework 2: Report (year 2)
Level: 5
Mathematical Sciences
Language and the MediaLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5210Semester 15Yes

Language and the Media

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Agnieszka Lyons

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% Weekly Homework Tasks (equivalent to 500 words) Weekly Homework Tasks (equivalent to 500 words)
  • Item 2: 40% Survey
  • Item 3: 50% Final Project
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

Linguistics
Vectors and MatricesMathematical SciencesMTH4215Semester 24No

Vectors and Matrices

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Abhishek Saha
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH4115
Prerequisite: Before or while 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: 4% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 4% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 4% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 4% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 4% Coursework 5 (200 words)
  • Item 6: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Introduction to Computer ProgrammingMathematical SciencesMTH5001Semester 25No

Introduction to Computer Programming

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Thomas Prellberg
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 )

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.

Only available to students in the School of Mathematical Sciences.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Lab-based Test 1 (40 min)
  • Item 2: 10% Lab-based Test 2 (40 min)
  • Item 3: 80% Write up and programs
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Linear Algebra IMathematical SciencesMTH5112Semester 15No

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: 4% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 4% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 4% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 4% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 4% Coursework 5 (200 words)
  • Item 6: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Probability and Statistics IMathematical SciencesMTH4116Semester 24Yes

Probability and Statistics I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sebastian Del Bano Rollin
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH4216
Prerequisite: Before or while 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: 4% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 4% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 4% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 4% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 4% Coursework 5 (200 words)
  • Item 6: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm

Mathematical Sciences
French Language and Culture III (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6012Semester 26Yes

French Language and Culture III (b)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Philip France

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (450-500 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (15 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Languages
CryptographyMathematical SciencesMTH6115PSemester 16No

Cryptography

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Behrang Noohi

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: 5% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 5% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 5% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 5% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Computing and Data Analysis with ExcelMathematical SciencesMTH4114Semester 14No

Computing and Data Analysis with Excel

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mark Walters
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% MOS Certification (40 min)
  • Item 2: 80% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Chaos and FractalsMathematical SciencesMTH6107PSemester 16No

Chaos and Fractals

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Oliver Jenkinson

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: 10% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Mathematical Sciences
Actuarial Financial EngineeringMathematical SciencesMTH6112Semester 26No

Actuarial Financial Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lei Fang
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: 15% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 15% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 70% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Actuarial StatisticsMathematical SciencesMTH5131Semester 25No

Actuarial Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Dudley Stark
Corequisite: Before or while taking this module you must take MTH5120 and take MTH5129

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: 20% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 20% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 60% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Mathematical and Actuarial Work ExperienceMathematical SciencesMTH5200Full year5No

Mathematical and Actuarial Work Experience

Credits: 120.0
Contact: Dr Melania Nica

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% Learning journal
  • Item 2: 20% Learning objectives task
  • Item 3: 60% Report (2000 words)
  • Item 4: 10% Video Presentation
Level: 5
Mathematical Sciences
Actuarial Mathematics IIMathematical SciencesMTH5125Semester 25No

Actuarial Mathematics II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Melania Nica
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: 15% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 15% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 70% Final Examination (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Mathematical Sciences
Statistics for InsuranceMathematical SciencesMTH5126Semester 25No

Statistics for Insurance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lei Fang
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: 20% Coursework 1
  • Item 2: 20% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 60% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Differential and Integral AnalysisMathematical SciencesMTH5105Semester 25No

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: 4% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 4% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 4% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 4% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 4% Coursework 5 (200 words)
  • Item 6: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Spanish Language and Culture III (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6027Semester 26No

Spanish Language and Culture III (b)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Noelia Diaz-Vicedo

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (450-500 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (15 mins)
Level: 6
Languages
Introduction to ProbabilityMathematical SciencesMTH4107Semester 14No

Introduction to Probability

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof John Moriarty
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: 4% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 4% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 4% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 4% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 4% Coursework 5 (200 words)
  • Item 6: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Fri

Mathematical Sciences
British PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL243Full year5Yes

British Politics

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr James Strong

Description: This module offers an intermediate-level grounding in contemporary British politics and government. Students will learn about the UK's political constitution, sovereign parliament, electoral politics, public debate, cabinet government, civil service and devolved and local administrations. They will develop a breadth and depth of knowledge, and a range of capabilities, that will prepare them to pursue careers in Westminster, Whitehall and beyond.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50% Portfolio 1 (3000 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Portfolio 2 (3000 words)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am

Politics and International Relations
Algorithmic Graph TheoryMathematical SciencesMTH6105PSemester 26No

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: 10% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Numbers, Sets and FunctionsMathematical SciencesMTH4113Semester 14No

Numbers, Sets and Functions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matthew Fayers
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: 4% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 4% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 4% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 4% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 4% Coursework 5 (200 words)
  • Item 6: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Sociolinguistic Variation and ChangeLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5211Semester 15Yes

Sociolinguistic Variation and Change

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Salina Cuddy

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% Essay (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Report (2500 words)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm

Linguistics
CryptographyMathematical SciencesMTH6115Semester 16Yes

Cryptography

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

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: 5% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 5% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 5% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 5% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm

Mathematical SciencesMAT_SEF_6_S
European Union LawLawLAW4009Semester 24Yes

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: 25% Multiple-choice Questionnaire (2 hours 30 mins)
  • Item 2: 75% Problem-oriented Coursework Exercise
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm

Law
Linear Programming and GamesMathematical SciencesMTH5114Semester 25No

Linear Programming and Games

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Viresh Patel
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: 7% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 7% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 7% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Introduction to Machine LearningMathematical SciencesMTH6101Semester 26Yes

Introduction to Machine Learning

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hugo Maruri-Aguilar
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5120

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: 15% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 15% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 70% Final exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am

Mathematical SciencesMAT_SEF_6_S
French Language and Culture III (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6111Full year6Yes

French Language and Culture III (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Philip France

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (400-450 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (15 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm

Languages
Number TheoryMathematical SciencesMTH5130Semester 15Yes

Number Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Shu Sasaki
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% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Convergence and ContinuityMathematical SciencesMTH5104Semester 15No

Convergence and Continuity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Claudia Garetto
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: 4% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 4% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 4% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 4% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 4% Coursework 5 (200 words)
  • Item 6: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 11 am

Mathematical Sciences
Probability and Statistics IMathematical SciencesMTH4216Semester 24Yes

Probability and Statistics I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sebastian Del Bano Rollin
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH4116
Prerequisite: Before or while 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: 4% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 4% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 4% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 4% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 4% Coursework 5 (200 words)
  • Item 6: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Calculus IMathematical SciencesMTH4200Semester 14No

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: 4% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 4% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 4% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 4% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 4% Coursework 5 (200 words)
  • Item 6: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am

Mathematical Sciences
Algorithmic Graph TheoryMathematical SciencesMTH6105Semester 26Yes

Algorithmic Graph Theory

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

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: 10% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm

Mathematical SciencesMAT_SEF_6_S
Vectors and MatricesMathematical SciencesMTH4115Semester 24No

Vectors and Matrices

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Abhishek Saha
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH4215
Prerequisite: Before or while 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: 4% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 4% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 4% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 4% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 4% Coursework 5 (200 words)
  • Item 6: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Communicating and Teaching Mathematics: the Undergraduate Ambassadors SchemeMathematical SciencesMTH6110Semester 26No

Communicating and Teaching Mathematics: the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme

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

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: 10% Coursework 1 - CV
  • Item 2: 20% Coursework 2
  • Item 3: 20% Coursework 3
  • Item 4: 20% Coursework 4
  • Item 5: 20% Coursework 5
  • Item 6: 10% Coursework 6 - Teacher Feedback
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am

Mathematical SciencesMAT_SEF_6_S
Mathematical Tools for Asset ManagementMathematical SciencesMTH6113PSemester 26No

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: 15% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 15% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 70% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 9 am - 11 am

Mathematical Sciences
Applied Linear AlgebraMathematical SciencesMTH5212Semester 15Yes

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: 4% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 4% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 4% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 4% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 4% Coursework 5 (200 words)
  • Item 6: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Introduction to Differential GeometryMathematical SciencesMTH5113Semester 25No

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% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Calculus IIMathematical SciencesMTH4201Semester 24Yes

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 or while 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: 4% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 4% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 4% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 4% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 4% Coursework 5 (200 words)
  • Item 6: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Probability and Statistics IIMathematical SciencesMTH5129Semester 15No

Probability and Statistics II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Christian Beck
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: 10% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 80% Final Examination (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 9 am - 11 am

Mathematical Sciences
Complex VariablesMathematical SciencesMTH5103Semester 25No

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: 4% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 4% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 4% Coursework 3 (200 words)
  • Item 4: 4% Coursework 4 (200 words)
  • Item 5: 4% Coursework 5 (200 words)
  • Item 6: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Mathematical Sciences
Introduction to AlgebraMathematical SciencesMTH4104Semester 24No

Introduction to Algebra

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alexander Fink
Prerequisite: Before or while 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: 10% Coursework 1 (200 words)
  • Item 2: 10% Coursework 2 (200 words)
  • Item 3: 80% Written exam (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 9 am - 10 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Mathematical Sciences
French Language and Culture IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN6015Full year6No

French Language and Culture III

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Philip France

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (450-500 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (15 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Languages
Advanced United Kingdom Human Rights LawLawLAW6020Semester 26No

Advanced United Kingdom Human Rights Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Merris Amos
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take LAW4001 or take LAW6019

Description: This module builds on knowledge acquired in the module UK Human Rights Law. Following a recap of the major features of the Human Rights Act 1998, the focus will be on substantive human rights law including: freedom from torture and inhuman and degrading treatment (Article 3); respect for private life (Article 8); respect for home (Article 8); freedom of religion (Article 9); and protection of property (Article 1 Protocol 1). The module will conclude with a consideration of institutional protection of human rights in the UK and options for reform.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25% Problem question (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 75% Open book examination (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm

Law
Criminal Law (Level 5)LawLAW5005Full year5No

Criminal Law (Level 5)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Saskia Hufnagel

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% Examination (3 hours 15 mins)
  • Item 2: 25% Essay (2500 words)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tues

Law
Syntax II: Explaining Grammatical StructuresLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5213Semester 25Yes

Syntax II: Explaining Grammatical Structures

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maris Camilleri

Description: This is a course on contemporary syntactic theory and its application to the analysis of English and other languages. We will build on the knowledge of syntax that you have gained in LIN402 Intro to English Syntax/LIN4209 Syntax I, and apply the same system to a more complex set of linguistic phenomena. You will also develop your ability to generate and test hypotheses using the theory of syntax developed in Carnie's Syntax: A Generative Introduction.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 33% Exercise 1 (1350 words)
  • Item 2: 33% Exercise 2 (1350 words)
  • Item 3: 33% Exercise 3 (1350 words)
Level: 5
Linguistics
Family Law ALawLAW6031ASemester 16Yes

Family Law A

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jan Ewing
Prerequisite: Consult course convenor

Description: 1. The scope and function of family law in society
2. Marriage/nullity/civil partnerships
3. Divorce and divorce reform
4. The parent and child relationship
5. The Children Act 1989 and private disputes relating to children
6. Family property rights
7. Financial provision and property adjustment on divorce
8. Domestic violence, abuse and molestation
9. The Human Rights Act 1998

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50% Essay 1 (2500 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Essay 2 (2500 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm

Law
Media LawLawLAW6006Full year6No

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% Time-limited coursework (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 9, 11: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 9, 11: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 9, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 13: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 9, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 9 am - 11 am

Law
Contract Law II: Terms, Breach and RemediesLawLAW4105Semester 24No

Contract Law II: Terms, Breach and Remedies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Davor Jancic
Prerequisite: Before or while 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% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 9 am -10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thur

Law
Family LawLawLAW6031Full year6No

Family Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Jan Ewing

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: 100% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm

Law
Public LawLawLAW4001Full year4Yes

Public Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Tanzil Chowdhury

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% Essay
  • Item 2: 75% Examination (2 hours 30 mins)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • : Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • : Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 10: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 10: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 10: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 10: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 10: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 10: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 1

Law
Thinking Linguistics: Approaches to Writing and AnalysisLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN4207Semester 14No

Thinking Linguistics: Approaches to Writing and Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Coppe Van Urk

Description: The module will prepare students for university-level academic work during their degree, including standard practices in research and different genres of writing typical for the fields of Linguistics and English Language studies. The module will cover basic study skills at the university (finding your way around the campus, the role of the advisor and others, using the library effectively), basic research skills (writing essays and reports, how to choose what to read, using an index, internet use, plagiarism, referencing), and research skills specific to Linguistics (e.g. how to write an essay, an analytic problem set, a report on qualitative data, and a report on quantitative data). The module will help students recognise the inter-disciplinary nature of the field, and will provide hands-on experience with writing, editing, and critical thinking to prepare them for a range of types of assessment and genres of writing.

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Essay (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 20% CV Assignment (1000 words)
  • Item 3: 20% Data Analysis (1000 words)
  • Item 4: 10% Seminar Skills
  • Item 5: 30% Revised Essay (1000 words)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Linguistics
Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6181Full year6Yes

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take LAN6080 or take LAN6085 or take LAN6081 or take LAN6086 or take LAN6186

Description: The module is suitable for students with an Intermediate level (CEFR level B1/B2) in Mandarin Chinese.
Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency and accuracy in both media. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal comfortably, confidently and competently at a higher intermediate level with the language required to cope effectively with a wide range of circumstances and situations.
In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus framework which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at B2+ level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike.
The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.
By the end of the module, students will be able to read complex and challenging texts in Mandarin (particularly related to current affairs), they will also be able to understand longer and challenging spoken texts and have a general discussion about a variety of topics at a higher intermediate level.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (250-300 characters)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (15 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Languages
Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6186Full year6Closed

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (a)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Josef Mueller
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take LAN6080 or take LAN6085 or take LAN6081 or take LAN6086 or take LAN6181

Description: The module is suitable for students with an Intermediate level (CEFR level B1/B2) in Mandarin Chinese.
Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency and accuracy in both media. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal comfortably, confidently and competently at a higher intermediate level with the language required to cope effectively with a wide range of circumstances and situations.
In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus framework which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at B1/B2+ level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike.
The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.
By the end of the module, students will be able to read complex and challenging texts in Mandarin (particularly related to current affairs), they will also be able to understand longer and challenging spoken texts and have a general discussion about a variety of topics at a higher intermediate level.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (250-300 characters)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (15 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Languages
Chinese Law and InstitutionsLawLAW6453Semester 26No

Chinese Law and Institutions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matthieu Burnay

Description: This module focuses on the origins, evolutions, and practices of the Chinese legal system. The first part addresses the historical and institutional foundations of the Chinese legal system. The second part provides critical insights into a number of selected aspects of Chinese private and public law with the overall purpose to critically assess the main legal challenges China is facing today. Taking stock of China's central role in the globalisation process, the third part considers the interactions and interdependence between the Chinese legal system and the international legal order.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50% Coursework (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am

Law
Global Law and GovernanceLawLAW6454Semester 16Yes

Global Law and Governance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matthieu Burnay

Description: 'Global Law and Governance' analyses from a multidisciplinary perspective the different roles played by regulatory structures and laws in the orchestration of global governance. The module investigates the history of ideas and legal doctrines that have shaped the construction of the global legal order in the last century; presents the plurality of actors, legal instruments, and values that shape an increasingly globalised legal landscape; and applies more conceptual knowledge to the areas of global security, trade, and environmental governance.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40% Coursework (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
LawLAW_456_S
French Language and Culture III (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6116Full year6No

French Language and Culture III (a)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Philip France

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (400-450 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (15 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm

Languages
Spanish Language and Culture III (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6021Semester 16Yes

Spanish Language and Culture III (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Noelia Diaz-Vicedo

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (400-450 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Languages
Spanish Language and Culture IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN6025Full year6No

Spanish Language and Culture III

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Noelia Diaz-Vicedo

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (450-500 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (15 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Languages
French Language and Culture IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN6010Full year6Yes

French Language and Culture III

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Philip France

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (450-500 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (15 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Languages
Corporate Insolvency LawLawLAW6158Semester 16No

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% Online examination
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm

Law
United Kingdom Human Rights LawLawLAW6019Semester 16No

United Kingdom Human Rights Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Merris Amos

Description: This module concerns the interpretation and application of the Human Rights Act 1998 and other important issues concerning the legal protection of human rights in the United Kingdom. There will be a significant focus upon procedural issues including victims, respondents and remedies. Two substantive Convention rights will also be considered in detail - the right to life and freedom of expression.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25% Case note (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 75% Examination (24 hours online) (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm

Law
Commercial and Consumer LawLawLAW6028Full year6Yes

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% 24-hour online assessment (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Tuesday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3: Tuesday 10 am -11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 13: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Law
Contemporary Issues in Law and BusinessLawLAW4010Semester 24No

Contemporary Issues in Law and Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Shalini Perera

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% Video-essay
  • Item 2: 70% Final essay (3000 words)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Law
Tort LawLawLAW5001Full year5No

Tort Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Rachael Mulheron

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: 100% Examination (24 hours online) (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10: Friday 10

Law
Language in the UKLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN4205Semester 24Yes

Language in the UK

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Salina Cuddy

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% Report (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Essay (1500 words)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Linguistics
Spanish Language and Culture III (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6126Full year6No

Spanish Language and Culture III (a)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Noelia Diaz-Vicedo

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (400-450 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (15 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm

Languages
Introduction to French Public LawLawLAW6201Semester 16No

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% Examination (24 hours online) (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 6, 9: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 6, 9: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 6, 9: Friday 9 am - 1 pm

Law
Introduction to French Private LawLawLAW6202Semester 26No

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% Examination (24 hours online) (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 9 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 9 am - 1 pm

Law
Spanish Language and Culture IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN6020Full year6Yes

Spanish Language and Culture III

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Miss Begona Mirones Munoz

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (450-500 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (15 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Languages
French Language and Culture III (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6016Semester 16No

French Language and Culture III (a)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (400-450 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (15 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Languages
In a WordLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5212Semester 15Yes

In a Word

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Hagit Borer

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% Semantic Networks (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 25% Concepts and Their Acquisition (1000 words)
  • Item 3: 20% 4 Word Logs (1000 words)
  • Item 4: 30% Morphological Structure (1000 words)
Level: 5
Linguistics
Law, Modernity and the HolocaustLawLAW6018Full year6No

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% Essay (7500 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Examination (24 hours online) (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm

Law
Equity and TrustsLawLAW5003Full year5No

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% Examination (24 hours online) (2 hours)
  • Item 2: 25% Coursework (1500 words)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks

Law
Law of the European UnionLawLAW5105Semester 25No

Law of the European Union

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

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: 75% Case note exercise (max. 2000 words)
  • Item 2: 25% Multiple Choice Questionnaire (1 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 11 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm

Law
Intellectual Property - Industrial PropertyLawLAW6456Semester 26No

Intellectual Property - Industrial Property

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Jonathan Griffiths

Description: The module focuses on the law of the United Kingdom (and the European Union) relating to those forms of intellectual property that are sometimes described as industrial property. It covers (i) patent law, (ii) the law of trade secrets, (iii) the law of registered trade marks and (iv) the tort of passing off. Particular attention will be paid to areas of current controversy in the law.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Exam (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11, 13: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 13: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm

Law
Land LawLawLAW4006Full year4Yes

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: 25% Assessed Coursework (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 75% Assessed Coursework (2750 words)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;

Law
Jurisprudence and Legal TheoryLawLAW6021Full year6No

Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr John Adenitire

Description: Main currents of modern Western legal thought: natural law theory (classical and modern forms); legal positivism (Austin, Bentham and the legal theory of sovereignty; Hart's concept of law; Kelsen's pure theory of law); classical social theory and law; aspects of legal realism an critical legal studies; Dworkin's interpretative theory and law as integrity; punishment; corrective justice, civil disobedience; rights; feminist legal theory; economic analysis of law; legal autopoiesis.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100% Examination (24 hours online) (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
LawLAW_456_S
French Language and Culture III (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6011Semester 16Yes

French Language and Culture III (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Philip France

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (400-450 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Languages
Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture IV (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6196Full year6Closed

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture IV (a)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Josef Mueller
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take LAN6090 or take LAN6095 or take LAN6091 or take LAN6096 or take LAN6191

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (300-350 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (15 mins)
Level: 6
Languages
Medical Negligence LawLawLAW6013Full year6No

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% Examination (24 hours online) (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm

Law
Spanish Language and Culture III (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6022Semester 26Yes

Spanish Language and Culture III (b)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Begona Mirones Munoz

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (450-500 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (15 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Languages
Contract Law I: Formation and VitiationLawLAW4104Semester 14No

Contract Law I: Formation and Vitiation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof 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% Assessed coursework (3000 words)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 12: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 12: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 12: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 11 am - 12 pm

Law
Public International LawLawLAW6032Full year6No

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% Examination (24 hours online) (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 7, 10, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm

Law
Spanish Language and Culture III (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6121Full year6Yes

Spanish Language and Culture III (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Begona Mirones Munoz

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (400-450 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (15 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm

Languages
Experience in Legal PracticeLawLAW5000Full year5No

Experience in Legal Practice

Credits: 120.0
Contact: Dr Nigel Spencer

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% Pass/Fail Assessment
Level: 5
Law
Spanish Language and Culture III (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6026Semester 16No

Spanish Language and Culture III (a)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Noelia Diaz-Vicedo

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (400-450 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (15 mins)
Level: 6
Languages
Intellectual Property - Copyright and Related RightsLawLAW6455Semester 16No

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% Essay (5000 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11, 13: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11, 13: Monday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6, 9, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Law
French Language and Culture III (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6017Semester 26No

French Language and Culture III (b)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Philip France

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (450-500 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (15 mins)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Languages
Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture IV (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN6191Full year6Yes

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture IV (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Josef Mueller
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take LAN6090 or take LAN6095 or take LAN6091 or take LAN6096 or take LAN6196

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (300-350 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (15 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 6
Languages
Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture ILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN4080Full year4Yes

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (150-200 characters)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Languages
Labour Law: Contract Law, Dismissal Rights and Workplace JusticeLawLAW6159Semester 16Yes

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: 50% Group presentation (30 min)
  • Item 2: 50% Essay (2000 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 5 pm - 6 pm

Law
Modern Arabic Language and Culture ILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN4055Full year4No

Modern Arabic Language and Culture I

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Miss Silvia Lodi

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (160-200 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Languages
Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4057Semester 24No

Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (b)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Miss Silvia Lodi

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (160-200 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Languages
Ethnography of Communication - Foundations and FieldworkLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6020Semester 26Closed

Ethnography of Communication - Foundations and Fieldwork

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Colleen Cotter

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% Field homeworks (1500 words)
  • Item 2: 50% Field notebook and Essay (2500 words)
Level: 6
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Linguistics
Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4156Full year4No

Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (a)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Ali Abdul Hussain Almaleki

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (140-180 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Languages
Japanese Language and Culture II (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5041Semester 15Yes

Japanese Language and Culture II (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (250-300 letters)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Languages
Japanese Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4147Full year4No

Japanese Language and Culture I (b)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (150-200 letters)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 4 pm - 6 pm

Languages
Japanese Language and Culture I(a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4141Full year4Yes

Japanese Language and Culture I(a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (125-175 letters)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Languages
Spanish Language and Culture I(a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4121Full year4Yes

Spanish Language and Culture I(a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Martyn Ellis

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (175-225 words) Written Assignment (275-325 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Languages
Japanese Language and Culture II (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5141Full year5Yes

Japanese Language and Culture II (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (250-300 letters)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm

Languages
Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture II (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5081Semester 15Yes

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture II (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (175-225 characters)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

Languages
Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4083Semester 24Yes

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take LAN4080 or take LAN4085 or take LAN4081 or take LAN4086 or take LAN4181 or take LAN4186 or take LAN4088

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (120 characters)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm

Languages
Applying Linguistics in the Real WorldLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5206Semester 25Closed

Applying Linguistics in the Real World

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Devyani Sharma

Description: This module introduces students to the many uses of Linguistics in real-world situations and professions. Although Linguistics is a small and specialised field, it is a crucial element in very diverse professions. The module will integrate talks given by representatives from a range of professions, with readings and assessments about how to apply linguistics in those professions. Examples of professional uses of Linguistics include: speech and language therapy for children and adults with communication disorders, forensic linguistics in criminal investigations and courtrooms, dialect coaching for film and theatre, uses of syntax, semantics, and computational linguistics in IT and search engines such as Google, pronunciation in the media, communication in medicine, policing, and other institutional contexts, and language awareness in school teaching, journalism, and public services. The module offers students a unique opportunity to gain direct exposure to professionals from a range of careers, and to learn how to apply their technical knowledge to real-world problems.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25% Essay (1000 words)
  • Item 2: 25% Essay (1000 words)
  • Item 3: 25% Essay (1000 words)
  • Item 4: 25% Essay (1000 words)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Linguistics
French Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4112Full year4Yes

French Language and Culture I (b)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Daphne Vallas

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (200-250 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm

Languages
Japanese Language and Culture IILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN5040Full year5Yes

Japanese Language and Culture II

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (350-400 letters)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Languages
Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4052Semester 24Yes

Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (b)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Silvia Lodi

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (160-200 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Languages
German Language and Culture II (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5005Semester 25No

German Language and Culture II (b)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Nadine Buchmann

Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) 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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (300-350 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

Languages
Japanese Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4042Semester 24Yes

Japanese Language and Culture I (b)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (150-200 characters)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Languages
German Language and Culture IILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN5000Full year5Yes

German Language and Culture II

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Tim Lindemann

Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) 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. 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 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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (300-350 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

Languages
French Language and Culture II (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5012Semester 25Yes

French Language and Culture II (b)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Philip France

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (300-350 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm

Languages
Japanese Language and Culture I(a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4146Full year4No

Japanese Language and Culture I(a)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (125-175 letters)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Languages
French Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4117Full year4No

French Language and Culture I (b)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Philip France

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (200-250 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm

Languages
German Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4106Full year4No

German Language and Culture I (a)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Josef Mueller

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (175-225 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Languages
Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4081Semester 14Yes

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 3: 20% Written Assignment (120 characters)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Languages
Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4082Semester 24Yes

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (b)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (150-200 characters)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Languages
Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4051Semester 14Yes

Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Silvia Lodi

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 3: 20% Written Assignment (80-100 words)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Languages
Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4056Semester 14No

Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (a)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Miss Silvia Lodi

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (80-100 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am

Languages
German Language and Culture II (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5007Semester 15No

German Language and Culture II (a)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Nadine Buchmann

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (275-325 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

Languages
Italian Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4171Full year4Yes

Italian Language and Culture I (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Silvia Lodi

Description: The module is suitable for beginners in Italian.
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 Italian (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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (175-225 words) Written Assignment (275-325 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Languages
Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4152Full year4Yes

Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (b)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Ali Abdul Hussain Almaleki

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 basic user knowledge of the language. 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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (160-200 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm

Languages
Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4187Semester 24Closed

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (b)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Josef Mueller
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take LAN4080 and take LAN4085 and take LAN4182 and take LAN4082 and take LAN4087

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (150-200 characters)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 4
Languages
German Language and Culture II (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5002Semester 25Yes

German Language and Culture II (b)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Nadine Buchmann

Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) 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. 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 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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (300-350 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

Languages
Bengali Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4136Full year4Closed

Bengali Language and Culture I (a)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Josef Mueller

Description: The module is suitable for beginners in Bengali.
The overall intended outcome is for learners to be able to engage with a range of everyday situations in the target language, involving familiar everyday expressions, talking about themselves, their family and immediate environment, and be familiar with aspects of Bengali culture.
The module is based on a syllabus which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at level A1. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency for the language activities of reception, production, interaction and mediation.
Teaching follows an eclectic approach centred on communicative and task-based language teaching. The first part of the module will focus heavily on the alphabet, to develop the ability to read Bengali. Students are exposed to listening and reading texts to develop their receptive skills. Tasks close to real-life situations will develop their interaction and production skills, at a basic level. The aim of language learning is communicative ability in real life. A carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus ensures that learning activities develop accuracy as well as fluency. Teacher-centred instruction is balanced with collaborative interaction between learners in small groups. Learners are understood as plurilingual and pluricultural beings who are encouraged to use all their linguistic resources when necessary, and to see similarities as well as differences between languages and cultures. Linguistic mediation tasks will activate and develop learners¿ skills in the target language as well as their plurilingual and pluricultural competence.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (140-180 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm

Languages
Bengali Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4137Full year4Closed

Bengali Language and Culture I (b)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Josef Mueller

Description: The module is suitable for learners with an elementary knowledge of the language who are already familiar with the alphabet and can read Bengali.
The overall intended outcome is for learners to be able to engage with a range of everyday situations in the target language in areas of immediate relevance, such as family, studying, shopping, local geography, employment, and be familiar with aspects of Bengali culture.
The module is based on a syllabus which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at level A2. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency for the language activities of reception, production, interaction and mediation.
Teaching follows an eclectic approach centred on communicative and task-based language teaching. Students are exposed to listening and reading texts to develop their receptive skills. Tasks close to real-life situations will develop their interaction and production skills, at an elementary level. The aim of language learning is communicative ability in real life. A carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus ensures that learning activities develop accuracy as well as fluency. Teacher-centred instruction is balanced with collaborative interaction between learners in small groups. Learners are understood as plurilingual and pluricultural beings who are encouraged to use all their linguistic resources when necessary, and to see similarities as well as differences between languages and cultures. Linguistic mediation tasks will activate and develop learners¿ skills in the target language as well as their plurilingual and pluricultural competence.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (160-200 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 4
Languages
Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4086Semester 14No

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (a)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (120 characters)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm

Languages
French Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4111Full year4Yes

French Language and Culture I (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Silvia Lodi

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (175-225 words) Written Assignment (275-325 words)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Languages
Japanese Language and Culture ILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN4045Full year4No

Japanese Language and Culture I

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (150-200 letters)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 5 pm - 7 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13: Friday 6 pm - 8 pm

Languages
Sex, Gender and LanguageLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6019Semester 16Yes

Sex, Gender and Language

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sophie Holmes-Elliott

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% Essay (1600 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Research Essay (2400 words)
Level: 6
Linguistics
Japanese Language and Culture II (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5042Semester 25Closed

Japanese Language and Culture II (b)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori

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: 10% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 20% Written Assignment (350-400 letters)
  • Item 3: 30% Oral Examination (10 mins)
  • Item 4: 40% Written Examination (2 hours)
Level: 5
Languages
German Language and Culture IILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN5006Full year5No

German Language and Culture II

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Nadine Buchmann

Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) 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 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 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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (300-350 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 5
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

Languages
Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4157Full year4No

Modern Arabic Language and Culture I (b)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Ali Abdul Hussain Almaleki

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: 20% Reading and Listening Test (90 mins)
  • Item 2: 30% Written Assignment (160-200 words)
  • Item 3: 50% Oral Examination (10 mins)
Level: 4
Timetable:
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm

Languages
Spanish Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4122Full year4Yes

Spanish Language and Culture I (b)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Martyn Ellis

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 backd