Module directory 2018-19

The Module Directory provides information on all taught modules offered by Queen Mary during the academic year 2018-19.  The modules are listed alphabetically, and you can search and sort the list by title, key words, academic school, module code and/or semester. Full details about the module can then be found by clicking on the green plus icon.

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  • While every effort is made to keep the directory up to date, module details are sometimes subject to change, and timetable information in particular is provisional.
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TitleSchoolCodeSemesterLevelAssociatesQMUL ModelDescriptionThemeAvailable to
Metabolic PathwaysBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO265Semester 25YesNo

Metabolic Pathways

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Bob Janes
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO171
Corequisite: None

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

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

Techniques for Biological and Chemical SciencesBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO269Semester 15YesNo

Techniques for Biological and Chemical Sciences

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr John Viles
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO161
Corequisite: None

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

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

Marine and Animal DiversityBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO291Semester 14NoNo

Marine and Animal Diversity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Steven Le Comber
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Ecological InteractionsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO293Semester 25NoNo

Ecological Interactions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pavel Kratina
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: In this module you will obtain knowledge of basic ecological principles and learn to integrate theory with empirical observations. You will develop understanding of (i) distribution, growth and regulation of single species populations; (ii) interacting species pairs such as competition, predation, herbivory, parasitism; and (iii) structure and dynamics of multitrophic systems such as food webs, ecological communities and ecosystems. The topics will also cover spatial aspect of ecological systems in the metapopulation and metacommunity context, highlighting relationships between biodiversity, stability and ecosystem function. The module includes lectures and a residential field course.

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

Field EcologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO295Semester 25NoNo

Field Ecology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pavel Kratina
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: BIO123

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

Assessment: 85.0% Coursework, 15.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

Biochemistry CommunicationBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO301Full year6NoNo

Biochemistry Communication

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Guy Hanke
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Research Methods and Communication IIBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO309Semester 16NoNo

Research Methods and Communication II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elizabeth Clare
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO209 (SBC264)
Corequisite: None

Description: In this module we look at advanced topics in experimental design, data analysis and science communication. Topics covered include the design of large-scale studies, advanced data analysis techniques in R, and statistics which build on Research Methods and Communications I from the year before. The tutorial component continues the theme from second year with further writing exercises, a mock exam essay and popular science writing practice.

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

Behavioural EcologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO311Semester 16NoNo

Behavioural Ecology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alan Mcelligott
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO113
Corequisite: None

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

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

Ecological and Evolutionary GenomicsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO321Semester 16YesNo

Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yannick Wurm
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO221 (SBS633)
Corequisite: BIO223

Description: Research in ecology and evolution has addressed many important issues as empirical and theoretical levels. However, relatively little is known about the genomic basis underlying phenotypic change. This module will highlight recent developments in ecological and evolutionary genomics, including major research questions and approaches used to address them. Coursework will include formal lectures, extensive critical reading of primary literature (peer-reviewed publications) and extensive in-class contributions by students.

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

Human Genetics and GenomicsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO323Semester 16YesNo

Human Genetics and Genomics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jayne Dennis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: any 2nd year genetics module
Corequisite: None

Description: This course will introduce personal human genomics. We will examine the potential and pitfalls of applying human genetics and genomics to individual humans. The lectures will examine the structure and functions of the human genome, and technologies used to study these. We will survey methods for making inferences from genomic data about: ancestry, genealogy, genetically determined traits, drug efficacy, genome x environment interactions, and genetic diseases. The course will introduce concepts and methods of functional genomics and pharmacogenomics. Workshops will cover ethical aspects of personal genomics, the limitations of personal genomics, data interpretation and the need for model organisms.

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

Human Genetics and GenomicsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO323NSemester 16NoNo

Human Genetics and Genomics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jayne Dennis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SNU102
Corequisite: None

Description: This course will introduce personal human genomics. We will examine the potential and pitfalls of applying human genetics and genomics to individual humans. The lectures will examine the structure and functions of the human genome, and technologies used to study these. We will survey methods for making inferences from genomic data about: ancestry, genealogy, genetically determined traits, drug efficacy, genome x environment interactions, and genetic diseases. The course will introduce concepts and methods of functional genomics and pharmacogenomics. Workshops will cover ethical aspects of personal genomics, the limitations of personal genomics, data interpretation and visualisation, the need for model organisms, and bioinformatic methods.

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

Population and Chromosome GeneticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO325Semester 16YesNo

Population and Chromosome Genetics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Andrew Leitch
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO113, BIO222 (SBS633)
Corequisite: None

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

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

Functional Genomics and EpigeneticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO327Semester 26YesNo

Functional Genomics and Epigenetics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Paul Hurd
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO241 (SBS641), BIO223 (SBS642)
Corequisite: None

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

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

Mammals and EvolutionBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO331Semester 26YesNo

Mammals and Evolution

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Chris Faulkes
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO113
Corequisite: None

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

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

Essential Skills for BiologistsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO100Full year4NoYes

Essential Skills for Biologists

Credits: 10.0
Contact: Dr Brendan Curran
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model themes supported:

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

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify and discuss their own career aspirations or relevant skills and knowledge and how they impact on others.
  • Students will be able to identify and demonstrate the perspectives or problem solving techniques of different disciplines.
  • Students will be able to consider the role of their discipline in diverse cultural and global contexts.

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

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

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

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

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

Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectives
Essential Skills for BiochemistsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO101Full year4NoYes

Essential Skills for Biochemists

Credits: 10.0
Contact: Dr Ewan Main
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model themes supported:

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

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify and discuss their own career aspirations or relevant skills and knowledge and how they impact on others.
  • Students will be able to identify and demonstrate the perspectives or problem solving techniques of different disciplines.
  • Students will be able to consider the role of their discipline in diverse cultural and global contexts.

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

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

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

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

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

Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectives
Cell BiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO111Semester 14YesNo

Cell Biology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Kenneth Linton
Overlap: BMD115
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides an introduction to cell biology. It covers pro and eukaryotic cell structure, the structure and function of the cell membrane, the organelles, the nucleus and the cytoskeleton. Interactions between cell components, the cell cycle and cell differentiation from stem cells to specialised cells are all examined in detail.

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

EvolutionBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO113Semester 14YesNo

Evolution

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

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

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

EcologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO123Semester 24NoNo

Ecology

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

Description: This module covers the essentials and fundamental concepts of population and community ecology as well as applied issues such as conservation. There is an one-week residential field course where students will study organisms in their natural environments, rather than in the laboratory.

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

PhysiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO125Semester 24YesNo

Physiology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Dunja Aksentijevic
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Basic BiochemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO161Semester 24YesNo

Basic Biochemistry

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

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

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

Molecular GeneticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO163Semester 14YesNo

Molecular Genetics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Brendan Curran
Overlap: BMD111
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Practical Molecular and Cellular BiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO190Semester 14NoNo

Practical Molecular and Cellular Biology

Credits: 10.0
Contact: Dr Ewan Main
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

Practical BiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO192Semester 24NoNo

Practical Biology

Credits: 10.0
Contact: Dr Brendan Curran
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

Practical BiochemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO198Semester 24NoNo

Practical Biochemistry

Credits: 10.0
Contact: Dr Ewan Main
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

Professional Placement in BiochemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO200Full year5NoNo

Professional Placement in Biochemistry

Credits: 120.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Biochemistry CommunicationBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO201Semester 25NoNo

Biochemistry Communication

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Guy Hanke
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Most of the teaching will be via small-group tutorials where students will develop an appreciation and experience in various aspects of communication in biochemical science. The module will focus on types and structure of scientific literature, as well as types of journals and the process of peer review. Tutorials will cover approaches to effective short essay writing and delivering scientific talks. Attendance at research seminars is required and a library workshop to developing literature search skills. Tutorials will require a high level of student participation.

Assessment: 100.0% Final Mark
Level: 5
Timetable:

Research Methods and CommunicationBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO209Semester 25NoNo

Research Methods and Communication

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Steven Le Comber
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Animal and Plant DiversityBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO211Semester 15YesNo

Animal and Plant Diversity

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

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

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

Cell Biology and Developmental GeneticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO213Semester 15YesNo

Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Angelika Stollewerk
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD115, BIO111
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is designed to provide you with detailed up-to-date knowledge of cell biological techniques, the structural organisation, development and differentiation of eukaryotic cells as well as key processes in development that are based on cell-cell interactions and cell movements. In the practicals you will learn standard cell biological techniques in histology and immunohistochemistry and you will be familiarised with the preparation of cell material from living organisms. The module provides an invaluable foundation for genetics, biochemistry, molecular, neurobiological, physiological and biomedical programmes.

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

Comparative & Integrative PhysiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO215Semester 15NoNo

Comparative & Integrative Physiology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Maurice Elphick
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO111
Corequisite: None

Description: The following themes will be covered in this module:1). Comparative anatomy and evolution of nervous systems. 2). Molecular & cellular mechanisms of neuronal signalling. 3). Invertebrates as model systems for understanding mechanisms of neural control of behaviour. 4). An introduction to comparative endocrinology, including the evolution and functions of neuropeptides as regulators of physiological and behavioural processes. 5). Comparative physiology of muscle and connective tissue. 6). Comparative physiology of gas exchange. 7). Comparative physiology of circulatory systems 8). Comparative physiology of osmoregulation 9). Comparative physiology of excretion.

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

Evolutionary GeneticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO221Semester 15YesNo

Evolutionary Genetics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Richard Nichols
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO113, BIO163
Corequisite: None

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

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

Genes and BioinformaticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO223Semester 15NoNo

Genes and Bioinformatics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Paul Hurd
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO163, BMD111
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 33.3% Coursework, 33.3% Practical, 33.3% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Human Genetic DisordersBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO227Semester 15NoNo

Human Genetic Disorders

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jayne Dennis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO163
Corequisite: None

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

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

Microbial Physiology and GrowthBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO231Semester 25YesNo

Microbial Physiology and Growth

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Conrad Mullineaux
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Transmission GeneticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO241Semester 25YesNo

Transmission Genetics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Brendan Curran
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO163
Corequisite: None

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

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

Membrane and Cellular BiochemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO263Semester 25YesNo

Membrane and Cellular Biochemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Conrad Mullineaux
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO161
Corequisite: None

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

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

Exploring NeuroscienceBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD161Semester 14NoNo

Exploring Neuroscience

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Greg Michael
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 16.0% Practical, 9.0% Coursework
Level: 4
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Functional NeuroanatomyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD163Semester 24NoNo

Functional Neuroanatomy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Greg Michael
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Introduction to PharmacologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD171Semester 24NoNo

Introduction to Pharmacology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Egle Solito
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 16.0% Coursework, 9.0% Practical
Level: 4
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Research Skills for PharmacologistsBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD175Semester 14NoNo

Research Skills for Pharmacologists

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr James Whiteford
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 16.0% Coursework, 9.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

Tissue BiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD181Semester 24NoNo

Tissue Biology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Helen Rifca Le Dieu
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Biomedical Science Case Approach to Problem SolvingBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD201Full year5NoNo

Biomedical Science Case Approach to Problem Solving

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Matthias Dittmar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: B990 students only. This module is a pre-requisite for the 3rd year SBS320. The SBS320(X) modules comprise 6 Biomedical Science clinical case histories at both levels 5 and 6. The case histories will be analysed in group tutorials with subsequent self-directed learning and 6 one hour assessment sessions. The clinical case histories studied will be chosen from a bank of histories and will embrace, over the entirety of the SBS320(X) modules in years 2 and 3, the disciplines of human physiology, anatomy and development, metabolism, molecular biology and genetics and pharmacology. The tutorial will comprise a 1 hour problem analysis and tutor facilitation session. Assessment of the case history will follow a 3 week period of self directed learning founded on the learning objectives defined in the tutorials. The module is examined in SBS320 year 3 and the 2nd year coursework marks will comprise 10% of the coursework marks for SBS320 3rd year.

Assessment: 100.0% Final Mark
Level: 5
Timetable:

Human Molecular BiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD211Semester 15NoNo

Human Molecular Biology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sergey Krysov
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO163
Corequisite: None

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

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

Neuroscience: from Molecules to BehaviourBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO333Semester 26NoNo

Neuroscience: from Molecules to Behaviour

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mark Preece
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO215 (SBC222), BMD225 (SBC402)
Corequisite: None

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

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

Parasites and Infectious DiseasesBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO335Semester 26YesNo

Parasites and Infectious Diseases

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Shane Wilkinson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: (BIO161 or BIO111 or BIO163) and (BIO113 or BIO123)
Corequisite: None

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

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

Reproductive and Development BiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO337Semester 26YesNo

Reproductive and Development Biology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Anthony Michael
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD211 (SBS009), BIO241 (SBS641)
Corequisite: None

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

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

Environmental MicrobiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO341Semester 26NoNo

Environmental Microbiology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ozge Eyice-Broadbent
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module will consist of lectures, group discussions, a one-day fieldtrip, and lab practical sessions. Collectively these will cover aspects of microbial diversity, abundance, and function in a variety of both natural and man-made environments, with some emphasis on aquatic systems. The students will also learn about the microbial interactions and how this affects ecosystem services. The work will be both theoretical and practical, with emphasis on current research questions and methodologies in the primary literature. The content will cover methodological challenges, novel advances in the field, and environmental problem-solving.

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

Climate Change and Conservation ChallengesBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO343Semester 26NoNo

Climate Change and Conservation Challenges

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ozge Eyice-Broadbent
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 15.0% Coursework, 15.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

Membrane ProteinsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO361Semester 16NoNo

Membrane Proteins

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Alexander Ruban
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO263 (SBC228)
Corequisite: None

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

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

Molecular Basis of DiseaseBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO363Semester 16YesNo

Molecular Basis of Disease

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

Description: Module cannot be taken with SBC324 (Human and Medical Genetics). Prerequisites: Biochemistry background required. An introduction to a number of human diseases, with an emphasis on how these diseases are characterised at the molecular level. The module will include a study of the processes associated with the following amyloid formation in Mad Cow and Alzheimer's diseases, Bactorial Invasion, Flu, TB, Heart Disease, flavin deficiency and the role of metals in disease.

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

Enzyme CatalysisBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO365Semester 26YesNo

Enzyme Catalysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ewan Main
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO265 (SBS905)
Corequisite: None

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

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

Protein Structure, Folding and AssembliesBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO367Semester 26YesNo

Protein Structure, Folding and Assemblies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Vidya Darbari
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD269 (SBC920)
Corequisite: None

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

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

Tropical Ecology and ConservationBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO391Semester 36NoNo

Tropical Ecology and Conservation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rob Knell
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module requires approval from SBCS. Desirable - Populations, Communities and Ecosystems (SBC209), Aquatic Ecosystems (SBC212), Global Change Biology (SBC203). This module is for students enrolled on the programmes C300, C100 and C3C1. In this module you will spend two weeks on field-location in Borneo. The module is designed to provide you with first-hand experience of ecological processes, biodiversity and conservation issues associated with humid tropical environments. Tropical rainforests are the most biologically diverse habitats on Earth and the loss of rainforest is of tremendous conservation concern, both due to loss of diversity as well as its consequences for global warming. You will spend time working in both terrestrial and aquatic systems, and there will be an emphasis on practical training in ecological survey and assessment methods. Topics will include: ecological processes in tropical rainforests and lakes including nutrient cycling, decomposition, pollination and seed dispersal; rainforest structure and defining characteristics and the importance of rainforests as centres of biodiversity; rainforest community ecology and tropical forests and lakes as centres of ecological diversification; practical training in survey methods for a range of terrestrial and aquatic taxonomic groups; anthropogenic factors affecting rainforests including disturbance, forest fragmentation, global warming, agriculture, development human-wildlife conflicts and wildlife management.

Assessment: 85.0% Coursework, 15.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

Species: Dinosaurs to DNABiological and Chemical SciencesBIO397Semester 16NoNo

Species: Dinosaurs to DNA

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

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

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

Advanced Biochemical Research MethodsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO491Full year7NoNo

Advanced Biochemical Research Methods

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Christopher Duffy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Biological Sciences Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO600Full year6NoNo

Biological Sciences Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Axel Rossberg
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: An experimental investigation involving laboratory work and/or computational work in some aspect of Biological Sciences. The background, results and conclusions of the study to be reported in the form of an oral presentation (part-way through Sem B) and a dissertation (submitted toward the end of Sem B). The dissertation will not normally exceed 10,000 words, which includes a review of relevant literature, data presentation, analysis and discussion.

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

Investigative Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO601Semester 16NoNo

Investigative Research Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ewan Main
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Project Skills in the Life SciencesBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO603Full year6NoNo

Project Skills in the Life Sciences

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Brendan Curran
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Bioinformatics Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO702PFull year7NoNo

Bioinformatics Research Project

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

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

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

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO703PFull year7NoNo

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Research Project

Credits: 90.0
Contact: Dr Richard Buggs
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module involves a novel piece of research, typically combining field sampling, experimentation, laboratory work, and data analysis. Most projects are offered to students so that they can benefit from close alignment with current PhD or Post-doctoral research within specific research groups, both at QMUL or in partner institutions within London. The diversity of expertise of lecturers involved with the programme means that good supervision can be found for a broad range of studies in ecology and evolutionary biology. Dissertations may be undertaken with the assistance and guidance of relevant external organisations with the proviso that a suitable SBCS supervisor is also identified. The dissertation aims to make a novel contribution to scientific knowledge. It should demonstrate familiarity with the relevant literature and current scientific / environmental management debates to which the research contributes. In undertaking such an extensive project, you are expected to demonstrate a sound understanding of project design, sample collection, data analysis, and the ability to produce a coherent and well structured piece of written reporting. During Semester A, you are encouraged to talk with potential supervisors and 'shadow' our current PhD students. From February through to the end of July, you should be undertaking lab or field work, and then writing up in August for an early September submission. At the beginning of August, each student will prepare and give a research seminar based upon their work to an audience of staff members & peers, during which there will be plenty of time for questions

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

Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO704PFull year7NoNo

Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics Research Project

Credits: 90.0
Contact: Dr Richard Buggs
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO709PFull year7NoNo

Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation Research Project

Credits: 90.0
Contact: Prof Andrew Leitch
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO743P
Corequisite: None

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

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

Dissertation: Aquatic Ecology by ResearchBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO712PFull year7NoNo

Dissertation: Aquatic Ecology by Research

Credits: 120.0
Contact: Dr Christophe Eizaguirre
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

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

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

Genome BioinformaticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO721PSemester 17NoNo

Genome Bioinformatics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yannick Wurm
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Coding for ScientistsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO723PSemester 17NoNo

Coding for Scientists

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Conrad Bessant
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides a hands-on introduction to computer programming (popularly known as coding) using scripting languages popular in the field. The focus is on producing robust software for repeatable data-centric scientific work. Key programming concepts are introduced, and these concepts are then brought together in scientifically relevant applications to analyse data, interact with a database and create dynamic web content. Good coding practice, such as the importance of documentation and version control, is emphasised throughout.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Post-Genomic BioinformaticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO725PSemester 17NoNo

Post-Genomic Bioinformatics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Conrad Bessant
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Bioinformatics Software Development Group ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO727PSemester 27NoNo

Bioinformatics Software Development Group Project

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

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

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

Research Frontiers in Evolutionary BiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO731PSemester 17NoNo

Research Frontiers in Evolutionary Biology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Richard Buggs
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will explore the frontiers of research in evolutionary biology. Topics covered will include: incongruence in phylogenetic trees, neutral versus selective forces in evolution, the origin of angiosperms, the origin of new genes, the evolution of sociality, the significance of whole genome duplication and hybridisation. Current method being used to tackle these areas will be taught, with an emphasis on DNA sequence analysis and bioinformatics. This module aims to inspire students to seek a career in scientific research, and equip them to choose areas of research that are of current interest. Whereas undergraduate degrees commonly focus on what we know, this Master's course will shift the focus onto what we don't know. Students will explore the current frontiers of knowledge, and the questions that currently lack answers, or whose answers are currently debated. Students will learn to ask relevant questions themselves, and design approaches to seeking answers to those questions

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

Ecology and Evolutionary Genomics Group ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO733PSemester 27NoNo

Ecology and Evolutionary Genomics Group Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Richard Buggs
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: In this module, students are organised into small teams (~3-4 members per team). Each team is given the same genomic or transcriptomic data set that must be analysed by the end of the module. Each team must design an appropriate analysis pipeline, with specific tasks assigned to individual team members. The project involves elements from the previous bioinformatics modules (genomics, post-genomics, coding and statistics) as well as new topics that are introduced during the module. This module serves as a simulation of a real data analysis environment, providing invaluable experience for future employability.

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

Ecological Theory and ApplicationsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO735PSemester 27NoNo

Ecological Theory and Applications

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Axel Rossberg
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: In this module we look at the theory behind our understanding of ecological systems and how that theory can be applied to ecological problems in the real world. Starting with populations of a single species we will progress to understanding twospecies interactions including predation, competition and parasitism and then to whole communities of interacting organisms. We will then study how ecological theory, used in concert with population genetics and evolutionary theory, can be applied to understanding ecological issues such as the conservation of small populations, harvesting natural populations and predicting responses to environmental change.

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

Ecosystem Structure and FunctioningBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO737PSemester 17NoNo

Ecosystem Structure and Functioning

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

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

Assessment: 85.0% Coursework, 15.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

Science into Policy & ManagementBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO739PSemester 17NoNo

Science into Policy & Management

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

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

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Plant Taxonomy and DiversityBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO741PSemester 17NoNo

Plant Taxonomy and Diversity

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

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

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

Fungal Taxonomy and DiversityBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO743PSemester 17NoNo

Fungal Taxonomy and Diversity

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

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

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

Conservation and Ecosystem ScienceBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO745PSemester 27NoNo

Conservation and Ecosystem Science

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

Description: This module will explore the role and application of plant and fungal science in integrated conservation and management of biodiversity, in the delivery of ecosystem services and livelihoods, and in the development of mechanisms for their maintenance and restoration in the context of a changing planet. Drawing on the exceptional breadth of expertise, collections and facilities across Kew's sites, and building on the fundamental understanding of plant and fungal taxonomy and diversity, it will provide an essential introduction to a range of technical approaches including policy development, species and habitat prioritisation, protected area management, conservation genetics, ecosystem service research, seed banking and propagation, application of traditional knowledge, and integrated conservation for biodiversity and livelihoods.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Statistics and BioinformaticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO781PSemester 17NoNo

Statistics and Bioinformatics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rob Knell
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Statistics and BioinformaticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO782PSemester 17NoNo

Statistics and Bioinformatics

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

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

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

Biochemistry MSci Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO790Full year7NoNo

Biochemistry MSci Research Project

Credits: 90.0
Contact: Dr John Viles
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Field CourseBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO792PSemester 27NoNo

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Field Course

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Stephen Rossiter
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module comprises a residential field course lasting approximately 12 days, designed to allow students to develop their field skills in situ. Teaching will comprise a combination of lectures, demonstrations and practical assignments. These will span topics in taxonomy, ecology, biogeography, conservation and evolution. Students will also undertake their own mini-project. This field-based module will include coverage of ecological processes in tropical rainforests (decomposition, pollination and seed dispersal), rainforest structure and defining characteristics (including the importance of rainforests as centres of biodiversity), and anthropogenic factors affecting rainforests (including disturbance, forest fragmentation and agriculture).
(The changes in detailed content are inevitably reflected in a change to the Recommended Reading for this module).

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Marine Mammals and TurtlesBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO794PSemester 27NoNo

Marine Mammals and Turtles

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Christophe Eizaguirre
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module focuses on the diversity, behaviour, ecology, physiology, conservation and management of cetaceans (whales and dolphins), and marine turtles. It covers such issues as the life history and migrations of turtles, their diving ability and behaviours, the social behaviour of dolphins, and the conservation of whales. It also includes (even though they are not mammals or reptiles!) a brief look at the sea-birds and sharks that will likely also be seen during field excursions. For part of the module you will be taught in the archipelago of Cape verde, with boat trips for whales and shark observations, sea turtle monitoring. Mornings will be dedicated to lectures and workshops while afternoons and evening will be dedicated to hands-on practical experience

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

Quantitative Techniques for Surveying and Monitoring in EcologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO795PSemester 17NoNo

Quantitative Techniques for Surveying and Monitoring in Ecology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Christophe Eizaguirre
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Through a series of lectures, workshops and data analyses classes in the first week, you will learn the theory behind designing and initiating surveys and monitoring campaigns for blue skies science, conservation & for management. In the subsequent week, you will be able to put the theory into practice at a field location such as Lake Windermere and environs, undertaking electric-fishing and hydroacoustic surveys for fish populations, a census for aquatic birds, and camera-trapping for aquatic mammals. Other skills like telemetry will be demonstrated.

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

Field Study Skills in a Biodiversity HotspotBiological and Chemical SciencesBIO799PSemester 27NoNo

Field Study Skills in a Biodiversity Hotspot

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

Description: This Madagascar Field Course Module will provide an introduction to practical field work, including botanical surveys and flowering plant identification and how they can be applied to solving practical problems of conservation management as well as biodiversity research. It will be taught by botanists from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, the Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre (KMCC) in Antananarivo and local conservationists and researchers from collaborating institutions. Several site visits to conservation projects and some taught case studies will give an over-view of conservation in Madagascar. We reserve the right to change the location of this course if advice on travel to Madagascar from the Foreign Commonwealth Office changes, or for logistical reasons. For students unable to travel to Madagascar for this module, an alternative method of assessment will be undertaken.

Assessment: 100.0% Practical
Level: 7
Timetable:

Essential Skills for Biomedical ScientistsBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD100Full year4NoYes

Essential Skills for Biomedical Scientists

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mark Preece
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model themes supported:

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

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify and discuss their own career aspirations or relevant skills and knowledge and how they impact on others.
  • Students will be able to identify and demonstrate the perspectives or problem solving techniques of different disciplines.
  • Students will be able to consider the role of their discipline in diverse cultural and global contexts.

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

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

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

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

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectives
Chromosomes and Gene FunctionsBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD111Semester 14NoNo

Chromosomes and Gene Functions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Brendan Curran
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is only available to students who enter under the B990 programme. Pre-req - A-level Biology or equivalent. This module aims to provide Biomedical Sciences students with a basic understanding of genetic inheritance, chromosome structure and function, how the flow of biological information from DNA to RNA to protein gives rise to the recognisable, inherited attributes of living organisms and how genetic mutations affect these processes. It uses seminal experiments to introduce the students to basic classical and molecular genetics, and then expands on these themes to include genetic engineering and genomic approaches to these phenomena. By the end of the module the students should appreciate the power and limitations of genetics, understand how inherited information manifests as phenotypes, and be able to discuss the principles that underlie patterns of inheritance.

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

Human AnatomyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD113Semester 14NoNo

Human Anatomy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Steven Le Comber
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

The Human CellBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD115Semester 14NoNo

The Human Cell

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Michael Philpott
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

The Microbial World and HumansBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD117Semester 14NoNo

The Microbial World and Humans

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Shane Wilkinson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Biomedical Physiology I - Exchange, Movement and IntegrationBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD121Semester 24NoNo

Biomedical Physiology I - Exchange, Movement and Integration

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Dunja Aksentijevic
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD113, BMD115
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides an introduction to major non-cardiovascular/respiratory physiological systems involved in human homeostasis for students reading for the degree in Biomedical Science. Topics covered will include: microanatomy and histology of the major human tissues; feedback control, temperature regulation, cell exchange processes; function and integration of nervous, muscle, gastrointestinal, excretory, endocrine and reproductive systems. The module will describe some of the major human physiological diseases, disorders and dysfunctions of these systems, and some parasitic diseases.

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

Biomolecules of LifeBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD123Semester 24NoNo

Biomolecules of Life

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matthias Dittmar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module offers a grounding in a good range of biochemical topics including the structure function relationship of protein, carbohydrates and lipids; fundamentals of enzyme catalysis and kinetics; transport of molecules across biomembranes; biochemical reactions involved in the generation and storage of metabolic energy; in glycolysis and tricarboxylic acid cycle; mitochondrial electron transfer and ATP synthesis; and molecular motors.

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

Causes and Prevention of DiseaseBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD153Semester 14NoYes

Causes and Prevention of Disease

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Malcolm Law
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify and demonstrate the perspectives or problem solving techniques of different disciplines.

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

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

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Managerial AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUS022Semester 25YesNo

Managerial Accounting

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

Description: An intensive one semester module in managerial accounting. It examines how costs are identified and measured and explores differing views of the nature and definition of cost. Such considerations are important when managers are seeking to make decisions relating to cost determination, cost management, pricing, budgets and budgetary control, standard costing, and investment appraisal. These areas, together with aspects such as marginal and incremental costing and cost of capital and risk, are reflected within the considerations. The resultant financial information is placed in the context of the complexities of the business and economic environments of the world as managers seek to make to make appropriate decisions.

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

Fundamentals of Management (for Science & Engineering)Business and ManagementBUS024Semester 14YesYes

Fundamentals of Management (for Science & Engineering)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Should not be taken with BUS107
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify and demonstrate the perspectives or problem solving techniques of different disciplines.
  • Students will be able to discuss socio-cultural values and practices with others.Students will be able to consider the role of their discipline in diverse cultural and global contexts.

Description: This module introduces students to the purpose, operations and implications of management by exploring the contexts within which management takes place. To put in a somewhat exaggerated way, it is not a "how to do business" module, but a module about the framework for understanding business as well as the environment and contexts in which it operates. We will reflect on management in relation to the social, economic and legal conditions within which it operates, as well as reflect on the political, cultural and environmental consequences of modern management. We will discuss how management practices are informed and, in some cases, defined by issues such as: the privatisation of public services, the environmental impact of technological change, the unequal distribution of the world's resources and the unequal influence of stakeholders on business practices.

Considering business and management as an object of social scientific study provides students with a broad social scientific approach to the subject. The module's interdisciplinary focus allows students to understand business within its macro-environment, pulled in different directions by competing exigencies within an ever-changing global system of relations. By developing a sense of those diverse pressures, the student can begin to develop an independent perspective and the intellectual tools to confront them.

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

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectives
Principles of Management Studies and SkillsBusiness and ManagementBUS028Semester 25NoYes

Principles of Management Studies and Skills

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

QMUL Model Available to: All students, except students from the Home School

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Networking
  • International perspectives
  • Enterprising perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate and demonstrate their own attitudes, values and skills in the workplace and/or in the wider world.
  • Students will be able to reflect on socio-cultural values and skills within diverse cultural and global contexts.
  • Students will be able to recognise and prioritise areas for developing their own enterprising perspectives.

Description: The module will cover a wide variety of topics that will introduce students to management studies. Students will learn about key management theories, the nature of managerial work and related skills. This includes an understanding of what managerial work consists of, key theories from organisation and management studies that relate to managerial work, the skills required by managers to manage teams, how our perception of managerial work has changed over time and any implications in relation to responsible management practices.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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Introduction to Marketing and CommunicationsBusiness and ManagementBUS101Semester 14NoNo

Introduction to Marketing and Communications

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

Description: This module forms a key building block which introduces the field of marketing to students and is compulsory for all students in the Business and Management (NN12) undergraduate programme. It introduces key concepts in marketing and forms the basis upon which students can build their knowledge of the field in marketing-related modules in the ensuing years.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Accounting for BusinessBusiness and ManagementBUS106Semester 14NoNo

Accounting for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Androniki Triantafylle
Overlap: BUS139
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Business and SocietyBusiness and ManagementBUS107Semester 14NoNo

Business and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Gerard Hanlon
Overlap: BUS130
Prerequisite: BUS001
Corequisite: None

Description: The module covers the main aspects of the business environment. It covers: nature and types of business and other organisations; business and society: relationship between work organisations and society; business and governments: government as control, consumer, supplier; business and politics: managing influence; business and people: consumers, clients, employees, the public perceptions; business and the physical environment - sustainability in the business context; business and the technological environment; the social and ethical responsibilities of business; business in emerging economies; the and the international context ( regional economic blocs, World Trade Organization).

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

Techniques in Biomedical SciencesBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD219Semester 15NoYes

Techniques in Biomedical Sciences

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Patricia Munroe
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: Selected students on Biological Sciences programmes

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Networking
  • Enterprising perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate and demonstrate evidence of their skills to support networking and how these have influenced their practice, their subject discipline and their career aspirations.
  • Students will be able to recognise and prioritise areas for developing their own enterprising perspectives.

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

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

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Biomedical Physiology II - Cardiovascular and RespiratoryBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD221Semester 15NoNo

Biomedical Physiology II - Cardiovascular and Respiratory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Patricia Munroe
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is for students who enter under the B990 programme only. Prerequisites: Human Anatomy (SBC102), The Human Cell (SBC100). This module provides an introduction to the human cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Topics covered will include: structure, function and regulation of cardiovascular activity and respiration. It will include descriptions of some of the major diseases, conditions, abnormalities anddysfunctions of the human cardiovascular and respiratory systems and problems associated with aerospace travel and diving.

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

Essential Biochemistry for Human LifeBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD223Semester 25NoNo

Essential Biochemistry for Human Life

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Anthony Michael
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD123
Corequisite: None

Description: Prerequisites: Biomolecules of Life (SBC323). This module is only open to students on the Biomedical Sciences degree programme and to suitably qualified associates. The module aims to provide biochemical information on selected specialised structural and functional bulk proteins including: selected human physiological processes; monosaccharide, fatty acid, steroid, amino acid and nucleotide metabolic pathways; regulation of metabolic pathways; tissue specialisation; and metabolic diseases.

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

Biomedical PharmacologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD225Semester 25NoNo

Biomedical Pharmacology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mark Preece
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD121
Corequisite: None

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

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

Clinical MicrobiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD231Semester 25NoNo

Clinical Microbiology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Wareham
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD117, BMD231
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is only available to students who enter under the B990 programme. Prerequisites: The Microbial World and Humans (SBC211). In this module you will acquire a basic understanding of modern medical microbiology. You will study the processes by which microorganisms cause human disease, how the pathogens can be identified, and what steps can be taken for the prevention and treatment of infections. There will be a particular emphasis on the development of observational, practical and analytical skills through laboratory work and demonstrations. Your topics will include: pathogens and their interaction with the human host, covering bacteria, protists and viruses and including mechanisms of infection, mechanisms of defense, antibiotic action and antibiotic resistance, the transmission of disease, including public health microbiology, the prevention of infection in hospitals and in the community, and a review of newly emerging diseases. You will be provided with a catalogue of microbial diseases, including infections of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts, the nervous system and wounds.

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

Basic ImmunologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD251Semester 25NoNo

Basic Immunology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sian Henson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO171, BIO163, BIO161
Corequisite: None

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

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

Cellular and Molecular NeuroscienceBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD261Semester 15NoNo

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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

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

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

Systems NeuroscienceBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD265Semester 25NoNo

Systems Neuroscience

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Arturas Volianskis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD163, (BMD113 or BMD121), (BMD261 or PSY121)
Corequisite: None

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

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

Infection, Immunology & InflammationBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD269Semester 25NoNo

Infection, Immunology & Inflammation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Olivier Marches
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD115 or BIO111
Corequisite: None

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

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

The Business of PharmacologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD271Semester 25NoYes

The Business of Pharmacology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Christoph Thiemermann
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD261, BMD265
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: Selected students on Biological Sciences programmes

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Enterprising perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to recognise and prioritise areas for developing their own enterprising perspectives.Students will be able to demonstrate and evaluate how they have enhanced their own learning through engaging in enterprising skills and behaviours.

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

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

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Clinical Pharmacology and the Assessment of Drug SafetyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD273Semester 25NoNo

Clinical Pharmacology and the Assessment of Drug Safety

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Atholl Johnston
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will introduce students to the drugs that work on systems including the neurological, endocrine, immune, cardiovascular disorders and cancer and their mechanisms of action. It will also consider drugs of abuse including cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana and their harmful effects and post marketing safety of pharmaceuticals and pharmacovigilance. Introductory lectures will be followed by lectures in specialized areas of the subject given by experts in their field. In addition to formal lectures and interactive seminars, the course will provide tutorials with opportunities to critically-evaluate research papers. We will offer practical workshop sessions to reinforce the lectures.

Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 16.0% Coursework, 9.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

Drug Target and IdentificationBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD275Semester 15NoNo

Drug Target and Identification

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sadani Cooray
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD115 or BIO111
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will cover the main drug targets including receptors, enzymes and transporters and molecular therapeutic drug targets such as DNA, rRNA and mRNA. Lecture content will include, topics such as receptor theory, GPCR structure and function, nuclear receptor structure and function, ligand-gated ion channels, receptor tyrosine kinases, signalling pathways including Jak/STAT pathway, an overview of developmental signalling, hedgehog pathway, Wnt pathway, TGF beta/BMP, Notch and FGF pathways and crosstalk between these pathways. Lectures will be followed by interactive sessions in specialised areas of the subject given by experts in their field. In addition to formal lectures, the course will provide tutorials and seminars with opportunities to critically-evaluate research papers and reinforce the lectures.

Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 16.0% Coursework, 9.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

Biomedical Science Case Approach to Problem SolvingBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD301Full year6NoNo

Biomedical Science Case Approach to Problem Solving

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matthias Dittmar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: B990 students only. The SBS320(X) modules comprise 6 Biomedical Science clinical case histories at both levels 5 and 6. The case histories will be analysed in group tutorials with subsequent self-directed learning and 6 one hour assessment sessions. The clinical case histories studied will be chosen from a bank of histories and will embrace, over the entirety of the SBS320(X) modules in years 2 and 3, the disciplines of human physiology, anatomy and development, metabolism, molecular biology and genetics and pharmacology. The tutorial will comprise a 1 hour problem analysis and tutor facilitation session. Assessment of the case history will follow a 3 week period of self directed learning founded on the learning objectives defined in the tutorials. The module is examined in SBS320 year 3 and the 2nd year coursework marks will comprise 10% of the coursework marks for SBS320 3rd year.

Assessment: 50.0% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
Level: 6
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Endocrine Physiology and BiochemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD311Semester 16NoNo

Endocrine Physiology and Biochemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter King
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6
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Cellular Pathology and Blood ScienceBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD321Semester 26NoNo

Cellular Pathology and Blood Science

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Helen Rifca Le Dieu
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is only available to those students who enter under the B990 programme. Prerequisites: Tissue Biology (SBC101). This module provides an overview of basic pathological mechanisms including cell injury, wound healing, inflammation and cell adaptations. The process of neoplasia and the characteristics of major solid tumours will be covered including a review of the mechanisms of tumour spread. The Haematology component will cover basic haematopoiesis, anaemia, haemaglobinophathies, thalassaemia, myelodysplasia, haematological malignancies, haemostasis and bleeding and thrombotic disorders of haemostasis. An overview of the history and basis of blood transfusion and its complications will also be provided.The practical sessions will build on the earlier Microanatomy, Histology and Cytology Module in providing exposure to the histological and cytological interpretation of disease.

Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6
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Infectious DiseasesBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD323Semester 16NoNo

Infectious Diseases

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Lucinda Hall
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD231
Corequisite: None

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

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

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

Advanced ImmunologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD351Semester 16NoNo

Advanced Immunology

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

Description: This module will build on the second year immunology teaching, to provide in-depth knowledge of fundamental immuneprocesses, of the ways in which these interact as a complex system that provides protection against infection disease but can alsocause disease when dysregulated and of the importance of immunology in modern medicine. There will be emphasis onmolecular immunology and the key signalling pathways that underpin immunological mechanisms. Lectures in specialised areas of the subject will be given by experts in their field, providing a sense of the frontiers of their subject. In addition to formal
lectures, the course will provide tutorials with opportunities to critically-examine research papers. We also hope to offer laboratory practical sessions in which students will be able their own classic immunology experiments.

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

Oral Biology for Biomedical SciencesBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD357Semester 16NoNo

Oral Biology for Biomedical Sciences

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ahmad Waseem
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD115, BMD181, BMD219
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6
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Drug Design for PharmacologistsBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD359Semester 26NoNo

Drug Design for Pharmacologists

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Adrian Jonathan Hobbs
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The search for new drugs to treat a wide range of human ailments remain a great challenge to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Students will be given a perspective on the history of drug discovery to the present challenges in drug design. The medicinal chemistry content will provide students with an understanding of the complex biological and chemical problems that are involved in the design and synthesis of novel therapeutic agents. They will be given an in-depth analysis of the principles of identifying new compounds with the potential to be drugs, and their development for therapeutic use. Students will also be given an understanding of preclinical testing of drugs including the use of animal models for safety testing, intra and inter-species variations, detecting carcinogenicity in experimental systems and man, strategies of new initiatives in pharmaceutical development and risk assessment of pharmaceuticals. Introductory lectures will be followed by lectures in specialized areas of the subject given by experts in their field. In addition to formal lectures and interactive seminars, the course will provide tutorials with opportunities to critically-evaluate research papers. We will offer practical workshop sessions to reinforce the lectures.

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

Repair and Regeneration in the Nervous SystemBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD361Semester 16NoNo

Repair and Regeneration in the Nervous System

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Greg Michael
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD261, BMD265
Corequisite: None

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

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

Stem Cells and Regenerative MedicineBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD363Semester 16NoNo

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Kristin Braun
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD115 or BIO111
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 10.0% Practical, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Biomarkers in NeuroscienceBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD365Semester 26NoNo

Biomarkers in Neuroscience

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ping Yip
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6
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Perspectives on Brain DisordersBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD369Semester 26NoNo

Perspectives on Brain Disorders

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ping Yip
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6
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Drug Discovery and DesignBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD371Semester 26NoNo

Drug Discovery and Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Gareth Sanger
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Students will be given an introduction to the principles of drugs design. This will include an analysis of the principles of identification of new compounds with the potential to be drugs, and their development for therapeutic use, and quantification of drug efficacy. Students will develop the ability to critique the importance of drug-receptor affinity and selectivity. The economic, social and ethical aspects of drug discovery will be analysed and discussed. Lectures in specialised areas will be given by experts in their field, providing a sense of the frontiers of their subject. In addition to formal lectures, the course will provide seminars and tutorials with opportunities to critically examine research papers.

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

Clinical PharmacologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD372Semester 16NoNo

Clinical Pharmacology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Fulvio D'Acquisto
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will introduce to the students the mechanisms of action and clinical use of commonly used drugs in the context of the progression of diseases they are used to treat. Introductory lectures will be followed by lectures in specialized areas of the subject given by experts in their field. In addition to formal lectures and interactive seminars, the course will provide tutorials with opportunities to critically evaluate research methods and papers. We will offer practical workshop sessions to reinforce the lectures.

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

Receptors and Mechanisms of Cell SignallingBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD373Semester 16NoNo

Receptors and Mechanisms of Cell Signalling

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter King
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will consider the general properties of receptors, signal transduction pathway, and the regulation of their activity. Emphasis will be given to G-protein coupled receptors, receptor tyrosine kinases and nuclear receptors. Introductory lectures will be followed by interactive sessions in specialised areas of the subject given by experts in their field. In addition to formal lectures, the course will provide tutorials and seminars with opportunities to critically-evaluate research papers and reinforce the lectures.

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

Translational Pharmacology and Innovative TherapeuticsBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD375Semester 16NoNo

Translational Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Michele Bombardieri
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Classic Papers and Current Topics in PharmacologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD377Semester 16NoNo

Classic Papers and Current Topics in Pharmacology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Carol Shoulders
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6
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Clinical Trials and Regulatory AffairsBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD378Semester 26NoNo

Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Livia Carvalho
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will introduce students to the whole spectrum of the clinical trials process from first-time-in-human-beings studies through to post-marketing studies that examine whether clinical trial promises translate to 'real-life' benefits for patients, with reliable evidence that benefits are likely to exceed their harms. The stringent processes for establishing and appraising the evidence with be critically discussed, together exploring the issues of the global market-place for medicines, the roles and challenges of regulators responsible for approving new drugs for public.

Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6
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Cancer BiologyBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD381Semester 26NoNo

Cancer Biology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sarah Martin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is only available to students who enter under the B990, C431 and with Forensic programmes. This module will define neoplasia, describe the macro and microscopic appearance of range of specific tumours and current ideas on the molecular and genetic basis of their pathogenesis. Specifically, the causes of the transformation from normal to malignant tissue will be described together with the manner in which tumours grow and spread. The module will end with an overview of tumour diagnosis and general methods of treatment (pharmacological, radiotherapeutic and surgical).

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

Molecular Basis of Personalised MedicineBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD383Semester 26NoNo

Molecular Basis of Personalised Medicine

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Angus Cameron
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD181
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6
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Biomedical Sciences Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD600Full year6NoNo

Biomedical Sciences Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Axel Rossberg
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Biomedical Sciences Investigative ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD601Semester 16NoNo

Biomedical Sciences Investigative Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ewan Main
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Research Project in NeuroscienceBiological and Chemical SciencesBMD650Full year6NoNo

Research Project in Neuroscience

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Ping Yip
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD161, BMD163, BMD261, BMD265
Corequisite: None

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

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

Fundamentals of ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS001Semester 14YesNo

Fundamentals of Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matteo Mandarini
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Should not be taken with BUS107
Corequisite: None

Description: This module aims to provide an introduction to Business Management and Administration. It offers an understanding of the external and internal business environment, the different contexts of business, an analysis of markets and issues within business management. The approach is informative but also seeks to provoke discussion and reflection and the desire to explore this area in depth. This module serves as a general introduction to the structure and functioning of business organisations. The internal and external environments of business are examined with particular emphasis on political, economic, sociological, technical, legal and ethical issues.

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

Operations ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS002Semester 15YesNo

Operations Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Giuliano Maielli
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module in Operations Management (BUS002) has been designed to provide students with a clear understanding of the most important issues in OM (such as process design, capacity planning and control, supply chain management, just in time and total quality management) through a blend of theoretical approaches and seminar-based activities. Students are also encouraged to analyse the relationship between the production of services and goods and the reproduction of technical and managerial knowledge, and the implications of such a relationship in terms of governance and strategic decisions.

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

Quantitative Research Methods for BusinessBusiness and ManagementBUS005Semester 24NoNo

Quantitative Research Methods for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Georg Von Graevenitz
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Research MethodologyBusiness and ManagementBUS007Semester 15YesNo

Research Methodology

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

Description: This module aims to provide students with an introduction to a range of methodologies and to help them conduct independent research whilst being sensitive to the scientific, political and cultural problems with different approaches. The course develops students' knowledge of research methods and the reliability of their outcomes, with an understanding of wider concerns with truth, logic and the sociology of knowledge.

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

MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUS011Semester 25YesNo

Marketing

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

Description: An introduction to marketing, analysing the components which influence marketing decisions at the level of the firm and the process by which these components are used to develop strategies.

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

Human Resource ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS014Semester 25YesNo

Human Resource Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Mike Noon
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module will introduce you to the key processes concerned with the management of people within organisations. It will reveal the choices that managers are faced with when designing systems to regulate and control the use of human resources. It will assess the problems and difficulties with managing people and explore the variation in practice across different organisations.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Economics for BusinessBusiness and ManagementBUS017Semester 24YesNo

Economics for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
Overlap: BUS137
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module explains how firms, consumers and government interact in markets and how business decision-making is shaped by internal factors such as costs and by external market conditions. The unit examines the main concepts of economic theory and explores the importance of these within a business context, with emphasis on the applicability of economic theory to an understanding of the internal dynamics of business organisations.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Financial AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUS021Semester 14YesNo

Financial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ishani Chandrasekara Mudiyanselage
Overlap: BUS138
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This Course introduces you to and explores the purpose, nature and operation of the Financial Accounting function within businesses, particularly limited liability companies in the UK. It reveals, illustrates and explores how the financial accounting systems operate when tasked with measuring and recording the financial value of the transactions, events and activities of a business. In so doing, it examines the nature and scope of financial accounting and the underlying conceptual framework of accounting conventions and standards. It further looks at the ratio analysis and associated interpretation of published financial statements from the perspectives of a range of differing users of financial accounting information. Accordingly, the module seeks to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to identify and record the financial value of business transactions, events and activities, and to generate financial information through the construction of Balance Sheets, Income Statements (Profit Statements) and Cash Flow Statements, and through the use of financial ratios.

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

Responsible LeadershipBusiness and ManagementBUS243Semester 25NoYes

Responsible Leadership

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patrick Mcgurk
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate perspectives from different disciplines.Students will be able to demonstrate how discipline-specific problem solving techniques or approaches may be generalised or applied in a broader context.
  • Students will be able to reflect on socio-cultural values and skills within diverse cultural and global contexts.

Description: This module covers principles, concepts and practices of Responsible Leadership. It focuses on the long-term 'footprint' of leadership and discusses what 'good' leadership is. The module builds on discussion from leadership literature such as virtues of ethical leaders, normative leadership theories such as Transformational Leadership and Servant Leadership, ethical/moral leadership, the 'dark side of leadership' and dealing with unethical practices as a leader and a follower. By doing this, the module uses an interdisciplinary approach and connects to discussions in Business Ethics and Philosophy (of Science).

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_456_A
European Business ContextBusiness and ManagementBUS244Semester 25NoNo

European Business Context

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

Description: This module will explore aspects of the European political, economic, social and cultural context that are relevant for managers doing business in Europe. It will begin with an introduction to Europe's institutional framework, and the history of European integration. It will then introduce students to key features of Europe's business environment such as the Single European Market, competition policy, labour policy and monetary union. Case studies will explore these trends in particular industries such as transport, energy and high tech. Students will also be engaged in discussions over Europe's place in the world and future structural changes.

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

Innovation and EntrepreneurshipBusiness and ManagementBUS300Semester 26YesNo

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tarek Virani
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines how to cultivate an entrepreneurial mind set and increase your awareness of the routes available to turning your ideas into business ventures. The module covers intellectual property rights, financial planning, business planning and how to sell yourself and your ideas.

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

Organisation and IdentityBusiness and ManagementBUS302Semester 16YesNo

Organisation and Identity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rowland Curtis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module takes up questions regarding the significance of dimensions of identity and meaning for dynamics of managing and organizing. The module also concerns itself with associated questions regarding knowledge and learning and their role in management education and wider organizational life. In pursuing these interests we draw upon an eclectic and innovative range of theory, literature and other media, including novels and films, as means by which to open up and explore the experiential and 'existential' dimensions that structure and deconstruct modern work organization. Course participants will also be encouraged to keep a personal learning diary and submit a (nonassessed) written piece of work during the term to support their development and engagement with module themes.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

International BusinessBusiness and ManagementBUS304Semester 26YesNo

International Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lutao Ning
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module offers a broad overview of the process of globalisation and changes in international business over time. The focus is on the multinational firm set in the context of trends in the world economy, with particular emphasis on the period since the 1970s. It provides a critical and comparative perspective on the nature and scope of international business, its origins and development, the theory, policy and practice of international trade and direct foreign investment, conceptualisations of international supply chains/global production networks and the logistics revolution, and the social and political effects of multinational activities. These issues will be illustrated through case studies in the areas of manufacturing, agri-business and intellectual property.

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

Managing DiversityBusiness and ManagementBUS305Semester 16NoNo

Managing Diversity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Cathrine Seierstad
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines theories of equality and diversity and of occupational segmentation. It explores diversity and equality across the dimensions of gender, race, disability, age and sexual orientation and considers the organisational processes which produce and reproduce inequalities of outcome among diverse social groups. The module also considers national and European legislative frameworks; policy approaches and implications at organisational level.

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

Financial ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS306Semester 16YesNo

Financial Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Deven Bathia
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Relationship between the financial manager and the capital markets; Investment appraisal, single and multi-period capital rationing, and risk analysis; Capital asset pricing model; Types of sources of finance and their characteristics; Efficient Markets Hypothesis; Dividend growth model and Business valuation; Weighted average cost of capital; Issues in capital structure and financial gearing.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

Business Management DissertationBusiness and ManagementBUS314Full year6NoNo

Business Management Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Darryn Mitussis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BUS007
Corequisite: None

Description: In order to take this module students must have attained 65% or over in module BUS007. A dissertation is a piece of independent research carried out by the student under the supervision of an academic member of staff. Research can be carried out in any area of business and management, broadly defined, as long as there is sufficient expertise in the School of Business and Management to supervise the research. The student is expected to identify and review the relevant literature, identify a research problem and conduct original empirical research on primary data, or conduct original analysis of secondary data.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Economics for Business and SocietyBusiness and ManagementBUS108Semester 14NoNo

Economics for Business and Society

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

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

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Work and EmploymentBusiness and ManagementBUS124Semester 24NoNo

Work and Employment

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ahu Tatli
Overlap: BUS132
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module introduces core ideas relating to work. It applies theories and concepts to the analysis of business situations. It makes use of perspectives drawn from sociology, social psychology, industrial relations, organisation theory and human relations. The dominant theme is to explore work and employment from the employee's point of view rather than that of management. Different perspectives are integrated by focussing on particular work situations and problems.

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

Organisational BehaviourBusiness and ManagementBUS127Semester 24NoNo

Organisational Behaviour

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mustafa Ozturk
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will introduce students to basic psychological concepts in organizational behaviour including personality and intelligence, motivation and job design, perception and communication, learning, memory and training, decision making , attitudes and job satisfaction. Five metaphors of organizations including the organization as a machine, an organism, a brain, a psychic prison and instrument of domination will be considered in terms of what these offer to our understanding of their effects on individual and group behaviour in organizations.

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

Applied EconomicsBusiness and ManagementBUS128Semester 14NoNo

Applied Economics

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

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

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Marketing Theory and PracticeBusiness and ManagementBUS129Semester 14NoNo

Marketing Theory and Practice

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

Description: "This introductory module is designed to familiarise first year students with key concepts and theories of marketing by exploring its intimate relationship with communication platforms, consumer behaviour, strategies and markets in a connected world. The module will be delivered through a mix of lectures and seminars designed to engage students in the core concepts and theories. Through a combination of case studies from local and international contexts, the module seeks to move theory to empirical analysis of contexts and how other factors including indigenous cultures, values and beliefs can present different challenges in developed and developing countries. The incorporation of a mix of detailed case studies aims to move theory into application and deconstruction of both the strategies and challenges faced by organisations."

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Business in Social and Historical ContextBusiness and ManagementBUS130Semester 14NoNo

Business in Social and Historical Context

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Gerard Hanlon
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Management Studies and Skills For Specialist ManagersBusiness and ManagementBUS131Semester 24NoYes

Management Studies and Skills For Specialist Managers

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Andromachi Athanasopoulou
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Networking
  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify and discuss their own career aspirations or relevant skills and knowledge and how they impact on others.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate connections between different theoretical perspectives within your discipline.

Description: This module introduces students to management development and careers. It allows students to gain experience in practising key organisational and life skills and introduces them to the conceptual frameworks which underlie and contextualise such skills. This module aims to give you an understanding of managerial work and managerial skills: how they are changing and how we can study and make sense of them.

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

Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Work and Employment in ContextBusiness and ManagementBUS132Semester 24NoNo

Work and Employment in Context

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ahu Tatli
Overlap: BUS124
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: "The module aims to provide an introduction to the study of the world of work and employment by giving insight into relevant conceptual and theoretical approaches. The course takes a multi-level approach to understanding work and employment. This means that we will be exploring work and employment relations at three levels. At the macro level, wider social, economic, political and cultural context of work nationally and internationally will be explored."

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

Organisation StudiesBusiness and ManagementBUS133Semester 24NoNo

Organisation Studies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mustafa Ozturk
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will introduce students to basic psychological concepts in organizational behaviour including personality and intelligence, motivation and job design, perception and communication, learning, memory and training, decision making, attitudes and job satisfaction. Five metaphors of organizations including the organization as a machine, an organism, a brain, a psychic prison and instrument of domination will be considered in terms of what these offer to our understanding of their effects on individual and group behaviour in organizations

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

Quantitative Analysis for BusinessBusiness and ManagementBUS135Semester 24NoNo

Quantitative Analysis for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Georg Von Graevenitz
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: "This module focuses on some of the core skills required to succeed in this digital age: the course focuses on concepts needed to understand and undertake simple statistical analysis of data to extract insights hidden by randomness and the complexity of human interaction. The course provides a first understanding of probability, statistical inference and modelling, and develops skills in presentation of quantitative information. A secondary aim is to enhance student's familiarity with the use of spread sheets and statistical software."

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

Marketing PrinciplesBusiness and ManagementBUS136Semester 14NoNo

Marketing Principles

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

Description: This introductory module is designed to familiarise first year students with key concepts and theories of marketing by exploring its intimate relationship with communication platforms, consumer behaviour, strategies and markets in a connected world. The module will be delivered through a mix of lectures and seminars designed to engage students in the core concepts and theories. Through a combination of case studies from local and international contexts, the module seeks to move theory to empirical analysis of contexts and how other factors including indigenous cultures, values and beliefs can present different challenges in developed and developing countries. The incorporation of a mix of detailed case studies aims to move theory into application and deconstruction of both the strategies and challenges faced by organisations.

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

Economics for Business ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS137Semester 24NoNo

Economics for Business Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Ravshonbek Otojanov
Overlap: BUS017
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Principles of Financial AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUS138Semester 14NoNo

Principles of Financial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: BUS021
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will be offered at Level 4 as a compulsory module. The module provides insights into how accounting is embedded in a socio-economic, political and cultural context and how accounting is shaped by this context and in turn shapes this context. Adopting this broader perspective the module elaborates some accounting concepts in the context of financial reporting, decision-making, control and global governance. Key conventions and methods of financial accounting will be discussed by focusing on the reporting of the financial position and financial performance of business organisations, the analysis of the financial statements produced by business organisations.

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

Introduction to Financial AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUS139Semester 14NoNo

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: BUS106
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will be offered at Level 4 as a compulsory module and will provide the necessary foundation for the level 5 modules. The module provides insights into how accounting is embedded in a socio-economic, political and cultural context and how accounting is shaped by this context and in turn shapes this context. Adopting this broader perspective the module elaborates accounting concepts in the context of decision-making, control and governance. Key conventions and methods of accounting are discussed by focusing on the measuring and reporting of the financial position, the financial performance and cash flow of business organisations, the analysis of the financial statements produced by business organisations.

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

Introduction to Management AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUS140Semester 24NoNo

Introduction to Management Accounting

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

Description: This module will be offered at Level 4 as a compulsory module and will provide the necessary foundation for the level 5 modules. The module provides insights into how accounting is embedded in a socio-economic, political and cultural context and how accounting is shaped by this context and in turn shapes this context. Adopting this broader perspective the module elaborates accounting concepts in the context of decision-making, control and governance. It is intended to help students to understand area of management accounting.

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

Fundamentals of Management Studies and SkillsBusiness and ManagementBUS141Semester 24NoYes

Fundamentals of Management Studies and Skills

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Andromachi Athanasopoulou
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Networking
  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify and discuss their own career aspirations or relevant skills and knowledge and how they impact on others.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate connections between different theoretical perspectives within your discipline.

Description: The module will cover a wide variety of topics in management studies and skills. It aims at helping students learn about the nature of managerial work and management skills: what does managerial work consist of, what are the key theories from organisation and management studies that relate to managerial work (e.g. power and politics, motivation and empowerment), what skills are required by managers (e.g. effective management of groups, communication skills), how has our understanding of managerial work changed over time and what are the implications in relation to responsible management practices? The revised module will cover some of the themes taught in the previous version of the module but also extend to a broader range of topics in management studies and skills that prepare our students for their role as (responsible) future managers.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Contemporary Legal Issues in Business ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS142Semester 14NoYes

Contemporary Legal Issues in Business Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact:
Overlap: BUS143
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify and demonstrate the perspectives or problem solving techniques of different disciplines.Students will be able to demonstrate connections between different theoretical perspectives within your discipline.
  • Students will be able to consider the role of their discipline in diverse cultural and global contexts.

Description: The module is designed to introduce students to the business contexts in which law operates and how law shapes and is shaped by business. It will encourage students to think critically about the intersections of law and a series of key themes in the study of business. Topics will include law and corporate governance (e.g. shareholder v stakeholder theories), law and business strategy (e.g. outsourcing, intellectual property), law and industrial organisation (e.g. global value chains), law and competition (e.g. mergers & acquisitions), the intersection of standard setting and regulation with law-making (e.g. the growing role of private standards and their role as 'soft' law), and law and sustainable development. In addition to exploring these thematic issues, the module will equip students with resources and skills for thinking critically about the operation, structures and functions of legal systems across countries with differing levels of economic development, and different historical trajectories of legal development and how both shape and are shaped by the world of business. We will use a series of case studies to bring these themes to life, including focusing on particular business sectors, commodity chains, countries, and corporate governance scandals. Each will be used to illustrate the intersections between business and legal systems. Students will learn to make oral and written presentations, and how to manage teamwork, as well as to work independently.

This module is offered only to the two following programmes, as a compulsory module for Year 1 students on the BSc Business with Law programme offered by the SBM and as a core module to the LLB Law with Business programme offered by the School of Law.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectives
Contemporary Legal Issues in Business ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS143Semester 14NoYes

Contemporary Legal Issues in Business Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact:
Overlap: BUS142
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify and demonstrate the perspectives or problem solving techniques of different disciplines.Students will be able to demonstrate connections between different theoretical perspectives within your discipline.
  • Students will be able to consider the role of their discipline in diverse cultural and global contexts.

Description: The module is designed to introduce students to the business contexts in which law operates and how law shapes and is shaped by business. It will encourage students to think critically about the intersections of law and a series of key themes in the study of business. Topics will include law and corporate governance (e.g. shareholder v stakeholder theories), law and business strategy (e.g. outsourcing, intellectual property), law and industrial organisation (e.g. global value chains), law and competition (e.g. mergers & acquisitions), the intersection of standard setting and regulation with law-making (e.g. the growing role of private standards and their role as 'soft' law), and law and sustainable development. In addition to exploring these thematic issues, the module will equip students with resources and skills for thinking critically about the operation, structures and functions of legal systems across countries with differing levels of economic development, and different historical trajectories of legal development and how both shape and are shaped by the world of business. We will use a series of case studies to bring these themes to life, including focusing on particular business sectors, commodity chains, countries, and corporate governance scandals. Each will be used to illustrate the intersections between business and legal systems. Students will learn to make oral and written presentations, and how to manage teamwork, as well as to work independently.

This module is offered only to the two following programmes, as a compulsory module for Year 1 students on the BSc Business with Law programme offered by the SBM and as a core module to the LLB Law with Business programme offered by the School of Law.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectives
Professional and Academic Development (PAD)Business and ManagementBUS144Full year4NoNo

Professional and Academic Development (PAD)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Athanasia Kalaitzi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This NCM (Non-Credit Module) aims to enhance and develop certain aspects which are essential for the academic journey. The NCM will assist with the written academic work, practical problems with academic development (structure, plagiarism, collusion, etc). It also touches another aspect of professional development which is the familiarization with computerized analytical skills in the labs. Moreover classes on skills development, employability, appreciation of labour market trends, exam strategy, personal development, use of University resources are offered.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Financial InstitutionsBusiness and ManagementBUS201Semester 15YesNo

Financial Institutions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Chunling Xia
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Financial Institutions examines the function, characteristics and operation of various financial institutions e.g. banks, other deposit-taking institutions as well as non-deposit-taking institutions. This involves not only an examination of the nature and characteristics of their services or products they offer via different markets eg money markets, bond markets, equity markets, foreign exchange markets, derivative markets and the credit markets in order to meet the needs of different market participants, but also of why financial crises emerge in the operation of these markets.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

StrategyBusiness and ManagementBUS204Semester 15YesNo

Strategy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matteo Mandarini
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module employs five strategic categories to introduce students to the historical and theoretical foundations of contemporary strategy. Those five categories are the future, regulation, growth, leadership, and choice.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Business LawBusiness and ManagementBUS205Semester 15YesNo

Business Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Min Yan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This unit provides an understanding of: the English legal system, the principles of the law of contract and of the tort of negligence as they apply to business. The unit also provides an understanding of the part law plays in enabling the conduct of business generally; its regulation, and the achievement of commercial aims.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Microeconomics for ManagersBusiness and ManagementBUS208Semester 15YesNo

Microeconomics for Managers

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Almudena Sevilla Sanz
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module applies microeconomics to problems confronting managers, in particular general managers. It focuses on markets, prices and market structure in two different situations, those in which markets are generally competitive, being large, impersonal and anonymous, and those in which identities matter. Examples of the latter are large firms in which the identities of competitors, suppliers, and sometimes customers matter, and more personal economic relations such as that between employer and employee in which identities always matter. Analysis of markets in which identities matter involves a focus on topics such as information, reciprocity, credibility, reputation and transactions costs.

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

Ethics and BusinessBusiness and ManagementBUS212Semester 15YesNo

Ethics and Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amitabh Rai
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Ethics and Business introduces students to different understandings of ethics and its relation to business in society. Deontological and descriptive approaches to ethics are introduced and applied to analyses of a selection of case studies. These are organised around three main developments that affect contemporary business: changes in the labour market, the knowledge economy, and the environment. Amongst the issues covered are: value; rationality; self-interest; self-love and self-realisation; the gist economy; utilitarianism and hedonism; growth, wealth and sustainability.

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

AdvertisingBusiness and ManagementBUS213Semester 25YesNo

Advertising

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amy Rungpaka Tiwsakul
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Advanced Accounting for BusinessBusiness and ManagementBUS216Semester 25YesNo

Advanced Accounting for Business

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

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

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

Persuasive Strategies in MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUS220Semester 15YesNo

Persuasive Strategies in Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stephan Dickert
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BUS101
Corequisite: None

Description: This module investigates the techniques adopted by professionals in marketing, sales, as well as general business negotiation environments in order to change stakeholder behaviour and attitudes, influence outcomes, and gain compliance. Students will explore, compare and integrate a variety of theories of persuasion grounded in research from the fields of linguistics, psychology, sociology, and rhetoric. Case studies and examples are used heavily throughout the module in order to highlight common practice and explore ethical dilemmas in the practice of persuasion across different business, national and ethnic cultures. Students are encouraged to recognise the techniques that they themselves use to gain compliance in common conversation as well as to analyse the ways in which commercial and public organisations attempt to influence their behaviour and attitudes. In addition to analytical proficiency, students are expected to demonstrate the creative and efficient use of various techniques of persuasion in negotiation and marketing simulations. The module considers the extent to which persuasion is a part of all communication interactions, the relationship between dialogue and influence, and the possible alternatives that exist to the persuasive paradigm in business.

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

Organisational Learning in the WorkplaceBusiness and ManagementBUS221Semester 25YesNo

Organisational Learning in the Workplace

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Stephen Fox
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will explain various theoretical approaches used to explain what organisational learning and knowledge management is, the variety and types of organizational learning strategies adopted by firms and the markets they serve. We will examine a range of approaches for understanding organisational as both a 'natural' and designed activity within organisations. We will examine research studies of the implementation of such approaches and case studies which indicate how consultants and organisational learning professional present their knowledge and expertise and the claims they make for its efficacy. We will examine and explore different kinds of organizational context where organisational learning has been identified or designed: firms, public institutions, voluntary organisations and other organisational forms.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Strategic ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS222Semester 25YesNo

Strategic Management

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

Description: This module will explore various theoretical to explain what markets managers choose to compete within, why and how. We will begin by examining the ""traditional"" competitive positioning and resource-based views, and critically evaluate their appropriateness in an increasingly networked, globalised, digitised and fluid competitive environment. We will then go on to consider more contemporary approaches to strategic management, such as the importance of strategy process, business ecosystems, cognitive approaches and strategy-as-practice. Throughout the course we will examine a variety of organisational contexts, assessing the extent to which firm strategy models may be applicable to public sector, voluntary, entrepreneurial or other types of organisations as well as firms.

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

International Corporate ReportingBusiness and ManagementBUS224Semester 15NoNo

International Corporate Reporting

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

Description: In this module students would be expected to understand the evolution of international accounting standards and the contribution of pan national organizations such as the EU and International Accounting Standards Board IASB. Also how corporate reporting has evolved from nationally specific practices to a more convergence towards IASB standards and why and how this has been sponsored.
Students would understand and appreciate how financial statements have evolved to include statements of changes in equity and comprehensive income . The evolution of international accounting standards --financial instruments and fair value reporting and debates on the accounting conceptual framework. How changes in regulation and corporate governance arrangements have added remuneration reports and the chairman's statements plus new demands for international integrated corporate reporting (including Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Reporting)

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

Corporate Finance and StrategyBusiness and ManagementBUS225Semester 25NoNo

Corporate Finance and Strategy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Chunling Xia
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will develop a student's understanding of the nature of corporate finance in terms of the sources of finance and nature of internal calculations that are employed to allocate financial resources into strategic investment projects. Students will appreciate how the techniques of financing and allocation of financial resources have evolved. This understanding will be blended with an appreciation of the strategic management literature on how financial resources are deployed strategically to both create and capture value.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Strategic MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUS226Semester 15NoNo

Strategic Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nima Heirati
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module extends conceptually and operationally the core concepts of segmentation, targeting and positioning introduced in BUS101. Specifically, students will learn develop 'go to market' strategies, including the practice of, and critical evaluation of, the concepts and techniques that frame the process of marketing strategy development. An important part of this is applying and critically reflecting on the methods of analysing data to make marketing strategy decisions.

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

Quantitative Research Methods and Data AnalyticsBusiness and ManagementBUS229Semester 25NoNo

Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analytics

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

Description: The module will provide an overview of quantitative methods in business and management research. Following a revision of descriptive statistics and inference, the focus will be on fitting models, synthesising and communicating the results. The module will then discuss different types and sources of quantitative data before advancing on more contemporary issues of data applications and analytics (e. g. government data, clickstreams, web and social media analytics). Emphasis will be placed on the use of statistical software with practical examples and interpretation of results.

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

Entrepreneurial LearningBusiness and ManagementBUS230Semester 15NoYes

Entrepreneurial Learning

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

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

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Networking

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate and demonstrate evidence of their skills to support networking and how these have influenced their practice, their subject discipline and their career aspirations.

Description: The module provides an integrated introduction to the processes and management of emerging businesses with a specific concentration upon entrepreneurial learning in the earlier stages of entrepreneurial activity. The taught component will introduce key perspectives on the recognition and nature of entrepreneurial opportunities, evaluation of resources and relations, and roles of entrepreneurial creativity and legitimation processes. The experiential learning component enables students to explore and evaluate different approaches to entrepreneurial learning and develop entrepreneurial skills through working in small-groups to collectively create, develop and legitimate their own entrepreneurial opportunities.

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

NetworkingSBM_456_A
Creative IndustriesBusiness and ManagementBUS233Semester 25YesNo

Creative Industries

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amitabh Rai
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is designed to engage students through a practically oriented overview of creative industries technical and media infrastructures and their histories, organisational behaviour of creative industry firms, legal and policy framework for developing creative industries, as well as the emerging frameworks in which culture and creativity is seen as a central site for creating new value. Throughout we will pay close attention to how marketing, management, and supply chain processes in the creative industries create value through cultural production. This introductory overview of creative industries takes a critical look at the tactics and strategies that define the history of capitalist cultural production. Interactive and socially engaged, this module requires good preparation and active involvement with the module content and case studies to achieve the learning goals.

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

International Business FinanceBusiness and ManagementBUS235Semester 25YesNo

International Business Finance

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

Description: On completion of this course, students should have gained understanding of the following topics: the international financial systems, the opportunities in international FX investments, the relevance of hedging in the management of currency risk, country risk and international diversification. Students should be able to learn the importance of international financial theories to finance practitioners; acquire numerical and problem-solving skills required by managers in the context of globalization and the growing integration of the international economy.
Topic 1: The Internationalization of Business and Finance - valuation of a multinational firm
Topic 2: Currency Systems and Valuation; Currency Markets and Derivatives
Topic 3: Parity Conditions in International Finance and Monetary Approach to Exchange Rate Determination
Topic 4: FX market microstructure and Forecasting exchange rates
Topic 5: Foreign Exchange Exposure: Types of Risk, Measurement and Management
Topic 6: Managing International Risks - Hedging with forwards and futures; Country Risk Analysis and Trade Finance
Topic 7: Multinational Financial Management: International Investment and Diversified Portfolios

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

Psychology of LeadershipBusiness and ManagementBUS236Semester 25NoNo

Psychology of Leadership

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Andromachi Athanasopoulou
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module explores leadership from a psychological perspective by critically reviewing theory development in this field: trait theory to transformational leadership, leader follower relationships, transformational/transactional leadership, leadership and power, leadership and diversity, and developing effective leadership. It looks at leadership in terms of how power and influence is exercised in organisations, raising questions about unitary versus pluralistic models of leadership. The module draws on social psychological theory and research that accounts for how leaders acquire and exercise social influence in a manner that contributes to their credibility and the motivation of their followers, plus how individual differences in leader behaviour acquire significance in different contexts. In particular, the module explores how diversity in terms of gender and culture shapes leadership processes. The emphasis of the module will be on comparing and contrasting ideas and perspectives on leadership, and application of leadership theory to case studies.

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

Corporations and Social ResponsibilityBusiness and ManagementBUS237Semester 25NoNo

Corporations and Social Responsibility

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sadhvi Dar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Corporations and Social Responsibility will deliver a comprehensive introduction to students interested in issues of social justice and specifically in Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR. CSR is an applied field of management theory that is becoming increasingly important for both academics and managers to consider. It is an area of corporate self-regulation that integrates sustainability into the business model. Whereas in the past, there has been a clear distinction between the roles of government, the third sector and the corporate sector in responding to social issues (such as workers rights and the environment), today corporations exist in a business context where these sectors have not only merged, but also, actively impinge on each others responsibilities to society. CSR is a business policy response to this changing relation between the corporate sector and society and includes activities such as 'greening' management (reducing emissions, waste management, protecting biodiversity), workers rights (trade unions, ILO, outsourcing, supply-chains), sustainable consumption (ethical marketing, corporate lobbying, consumerism), and promoting democratic processes (governance, accountability, stakeholder dialogue).

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

International Financial AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUS238Semester 25NoNo

International Financial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Sean Mccartney
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BUS134 or BUS106
Corequisite: None

Description: This module extends the financial accounting component of BUS134 Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting (or BUS106 Accounting for Business) in Year 1 (Level 4) to introduce the preparation and analysis of corporate financial statements. The content includes the function and content of the main published statements under UK company law and International Financial Reporting Standards, the analysis of these statements to assess company performance, and discussion of a number of key reporting issues and the relevant Standards.

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

Management Accouting for Decision MakingBusiness and ManagementBUS239Semester 15NoNo

Management Accouting for Decision Making

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Chandres Tejura
Overlap: BUS216
Prerequisite: BUS134 or BUS106
Corequisite: None

Description: The module explores key aspects of Management Accounting in the context of its key pillars planning, control, internal decision making and governance.

Students will be able to understand the interaction of Management Accounting with organization/business and society.
Learners will appreciate the manner by which Management Accounting is embedded in a socio-economic, political and cultural context within an organisation.

Critically blending professionalism with intellectualism in Management Accounting practices to ensure broad-based Management Accounting education and the enhancement of learning required in any modern organisation.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Corporate Financial ReportingBusiness and ManagementBUS241Semester 15NoNo

Corporate Financial Reporting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Androniki Triantafylle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: In this module students would be expected to understand the evolution of accounting standards and the contribution of pan national organizations such as the EU and International Accounting Standards Board IASB.

Students would understand and appreciate how financial statements have evolved to include statements of changes in equity and comprehensive income . The evolution of accounting standards --financial instruments and fair value reporting and debates on the accounting conceptual framework. How changes in regulation and corporate governance arrangements have added remuneration reports and the chairman's statements plus new demands for integrated corporate reporting (including Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Reporting). This module will also consider how external consultants including actuaries influence corporate reporting.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Evidence-Based ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS242Semester 15NoYes

Evidence-Based Management

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

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

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

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

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

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

Multi- and inter-disciplinaritySBM_456_A
Corporate GovernanceBusiness and ManagementBUSM060Semester 27NoNo

Corporate Governance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr John Butlin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module introduces students to key theories, concepts and issues in corporate governance. It critically explores corporate governance as an embedded practice and provides insights into how local cultures and developments in local contexts have impacted upon and shaped the development of corporate governance systems and practices and how these local corporate governance systems and practices are challenged by globalisation. Within this broad framework case studies provide detailed insights into specific aspects of corporate governance.

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

Contemporary Issues in AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUSM061Semester 27NoNo

Contemporary Issues in Accounting

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

Description: The module introduces students to some of the key developments and issues in accounting currently discussed by policy makers, the profession, the media and academics. The specific issues addressed will change over time but could include: - On-line Reporting - Accounting and Globalisation - Accounting Regulation: The Convergence Project - Accounting and Poverty - Accounting and Indigenous Peoples - Sustainability Reporting - The Relevance of History - Accounting, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion - Accountants and the Financial Crisis - Accounting in the Community - NGOs and Accountability

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

Dissertation for Accounting and FinanceBusiness and ManagementBUSM066Full year7NoNo

Dissertation for Accounting and Finance

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Sukhvinder Sian
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The dissertation forms an important part of the assessment of the MSc Programmes, carrying a weighting of four modules i.e. one third of the entire Programme. The dissertation requires a demonstration of ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. As such, the process should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication.

You will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor.
Students undertaking a dissertation based on qualitative methods within the School of Business and Management are required to attend Qualitative Research Methods Workshops in Semester 2.

Students undertaking a dissertation within the School of Economics are required to attend Data Analysis for Research classes will take place throughout Semester 2

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Advanced Management AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUSM067Semester 27NoNo

Advanced Management Accounting

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

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

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

Organisational BehaviourBusiness and ManagementBUSM069Semester 17NoNo

Organisational Behaviour

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patrizia Kokot-Blamey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will provide an in-depth understanding of the broad range of theory, research, and practice in organizational behaviour for the adoption of appropriate policies and leadership styles. This will include understanding individual differences, motivational factors, ethics, group dynamics, patterns and negotiation practices which can mediate the functioning of an organisation. The module will analyse a range of case studies to illuminate the different work patterns, practices and behaviour both at individual, group and organisational levels. Students will gain an awareness and knowledge of contemporary issues and approaches to organisational change and development facing organizations. Beyond providing theoretical frameworks, the module will augment skills to prepare students for the work place through communication and team management skills, and through analytical and critical thinking skills .

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

Social and Political MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUS316Semester 16YesNo

Social and Political Marketing

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

Description: The module seeks to develop students understanding of effective social and political marketing. We tackle specific marketing problems facing today's political public sector:

-The relationship between voters and government, and the degree to which political communication is able to influence in the context of a sophisticated and media-aware society.
-The mixed track record of success and failure in the use of marketing techniques by government, single-issue groups and public sector organizations.

The module builds on contemporary cases to develop both theoretical and practical perspectives on public/ political marketing. It is particularly relevant to those with an interest in the use of propaganda and political lobbying; public sector organisations, and the not-for-profit sector, including pressure groups, social cause, and other charities.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Consumer PsychologyBusiness and ManagementBUS318Semester 16YesNo

Consumer Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stephan Dickert
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Building on a general understanding of marketing, this module develops a useful, conceptual understanding of psychological theories relevant to the study of consumer behaviour. We start with an overview of the scope of consumer psychology and consumer behaviour and position it against mainstream marketing. Subsequently, we will focus on cognitive and affective processes that drive consumer behaviour. Once an understanding of the basic psychological processes has been gained we will look at various factors that are able to influence these processes. Particular attention is paid to how marketing practice influences consumer perception, evaluation and behaviour. Throughout the module real world hands-on exercises will facilitate understanding and transferability of contents.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Business and Social Approaches to Social Media - Opportunities and IssuesBusiness and ManagementBUS321Semester 26YesNo

Business and Social Approaches to Social Media - Opportunities and Issues

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yasmin Ibrahim
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This optional module seeks to familiarise students with social media as a business and social platform. It locates social media through the changes in the communication frameworks and explores the different and diverse opportunities, challenges and issues created by social media in an inter-connected world. The lectures will apply theoretical and conceptual issues to real life contexts and phenomena in different cultural contexts.

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

The Management of Human ResourcesBusiness and ManagementBUS324Semester 26YesNo

The Management of Human Resources

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rowland Curtis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Organisations often claim that their most valuable resources are their employees, but one of the most difficult tasks of management is to ensure that employees feel valued. This module examines the main theories, concepts and processes that are considered central to the management of human resources. The course combines theoretical analysis with examples of practical application to encourage students to think critically about the management of people. The course draws upon a range of literature and illustrative case studies to engage students and provides them with an opportunity to assess their own experiences of work.

This module has been designed specifically for 'with business students who study human resource management in their third year and is not available for students taking NN12.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

Global Supply ChainsBusiness and ManagementBUS326Semester 16YesNo

Global Supply Chains

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elena Baglioni
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module investigates companies' outsourcing strategies, i.e. the growing practice of parcelling out, delegating, or purchasing at least part of their activities from foreign suppliers, whether dependent or independent actors. The main focus is on primary sectors, namely energy, agriculture, non-energy minerals, and forestry/fisheries. It critically examines what value creating activities firms tend to outsource, how, why and to whom, and the relative implications. Outsourcing strategies are understood in a wider international context as characterised by multiple players, in particular global institutions, global private players, states, consumers, trade unions and social movements. For the analysis of global supply chains the module explores and applies different mainstream and non-mainstream theoretical frameworks from different disciplines, namely global supply chain management (business studies) and global value/commodity chains (economic sociology, development studies, economic geography).

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

Corporate Law and GovernanceBusiness and ManagementBUS329Semester 26YesNo

Corporate Law and Governance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Min Yan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will provide an understanding of the major principles of UK Company Law with particular reference to the legal and corporate governance rules imposed on the board of directors, the senior management and advisors. The module examines the nature and formation of companies, their constitution and the role of and legal responsibilities of management including the theoretical and practical issues involved in the direction and control of companies. The module considers agency theory and stakeholder theory upon which the modern UK and US corporate governance models are based. It will also review some of the most spectacular failures of governance mechanisms in recent years which led to the development of codes of best practice and legislation in the UK and the USA respectively. In addition specific criminal laws affecting businesses today will be considered such as The Bribery Act 2010 and the Fraud Act 2006 and the active management required of the issues raised as a consequence of such legislation. Learning is sustained by case studies and problem solving scenarios.

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

Macroeconomics Modelling and PolicyBusiness and ManagementBUS330Semester 16NoNo

Macroeconomics Modelling and Policy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: In this module, we will cover selected principles and policies that characterise the macroeconomy. The course will focus on theories and applications of economic growth and income inequality, unemployment and inflation, in particular. The theories will be tested using empirical methods popular in the literature. The student will be able to address questions popular in the new empirical macroeconomic literature such as, what causes a nation's economic activity to fluctuate, what causes unemployment, what are the new empirics of global income inequality, inflation, and unemployment, and what are the spatial distributions of economic growth and unemployment across the world.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

Company ValuationBusiness and ManagementBUS331Semester 26YesNo

Company Valuation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ni Peng
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module identifies and explores challenges and issues facing global managers and corporate consultants as they operate in a global world requiring them to know what an asset is worth and what determines its value where ever the asset is around the world. The postulate for sound investing is that a manager does not pay more for an asset than it is worth. In a global world and under competition managers assessments of value must be backed up by reality which implies that the price we pay should relate to realistic estimates of cash flows and uncertainties faced by global managers. Accordingly the module is arranged around: Estimating Discount Rates, Cash Flows and Growth Rates for Valuation purposes, Differences between firm and equity valuation, Real options corporate managers can come across and their valuation, Valuing companies in distress, Relative valuation , Biases in Valuation their manifestation and reduction, Imprecision and uncertainty in valuation, Payoffs to more versus less detail in valuation and cost of complexity, Principle of parsimony and different approaches to valuation

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

Business Analysis and Financial AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUS333Semester 16NoNo

Business Analysis and Financial Accounting

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

Description: This module will develop a student's understanding of the nature of business analysis from a business models conceptual framework grounded in financial accounting. Business models have been conceptualized in the management strategy literature but increasingly employed to inform business analysis. Specifically this module will inform students as to how financial performance is the outcome of variable and contingent stakeholder relations and how these impact upon financial viability and a firms value proposition.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 20.0% Practical, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Corporate Governance and AccountabilityBusiness and ManagementBUS334Semester 26NoNo

Corporate Governance and Accountability

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sadhvi Dar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will develop a student's understanding of the evolution of corporate governance and its central focus on the management of risk and agency gap which theoretically and practically explores differences between the demands of investors and behaviour of senior management. This narrow concept of corporate governance for 'investors' will be contrasted with more broadly conceptualised understandings in terms of how to reconcile managerial interests with a wider group of stakeholders. Students will consider how corporate governance regulation and legislation has evolved and explore the difference between rules and principles based systems of corporate governance.

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

Business to Business and Relationship MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUS335Semester 26NoNo

Business to Business and Relationship Marketing

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

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

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

Business ComputingBusiness and ManagementBUS337Semester 26NoNo

Business Computing

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

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

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

Firm Governance and Strategy in the Institution ContextBusiness and ManagementBUS338Semester 16NoNo

Firm Governance and Strategy in the Institution Context

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Martha Prevezer
Overlap: BUS211
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This is an optional third year module for undergraduates enrolled in the BSc programmes in Business Management NN12, Marketing and Management 4G44, and Accounting and Management 4P20. The module introduces students to the concepts of governance and to the coevolution of governance, firms' strategies and structures, and institutions. It explores this theme for both developed countries and emerging markets, looking at both historical periods and the current period.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Financial Institutions ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS339Semester 16NoNo

Financial Institutions Management

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

Description: This is an optional third year module for undergraduates enrolled in the BSc programmes in Business Management NN12, Marketing and Management 4G44, and Accounting and Management 4P20. The module introduces students to the concepts of governance and to the coevolution of governance, firms' strategies and structures, and institutions. It explores this theme for both developed countries and emerging markets, looking at both historical periods and the current period.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

Financial Markets and InstitutionsBusiness and ManagementBUS340Semester 16NoNo

Financial Markets and Institutions

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

Description: Financial Markets and Institutions will help students make sense of the financial activity that is so widely and prominently reported in the media. The Module takes a practical, applied approach without neglecting the appropriate theory in order to help students understand events as they happen in the real world. This Module is updated every year to reflect the changes that have occurred in the financial system in recent years.

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

Corporate Financial ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUS341Semester 16NoNo

Corporate Financial Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Deven Bathia
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will develop a students understanding of the nature of corporate finance in terms of the sources of finance and nature of internal calculations that are employed to allocate financial resources into strategic investment projects. Students will appreciate how the techniques of financing and allocation of financial resources have evolved. This understanding will be blended with an appreciation of the strategic management literature on how financial resources are deployed strategically to both create and capture value and how this impacts on risk, equity valuations and bond financing.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

Startups and IncubatorsBusiness and ManagementBUS342Semester 26NoNo

Startups and Incubators

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

Description: The module provides an integrated introduction to the processes and management of emerging businesses at their final stages of entrepreneurial activity. This module follows a practise-based-experiential approach as students not only work in group but also produce several advanced aspects of both the Business Model and the business plan for their organisation derived from their innovative and entrepreneurial idea. However, the taught component introduces the theories of start-up and incubator and links them to practice by creating a framework in which innovative ideas are processed to evolve from business concepts to market readiness. The framework recognises the importance of time spending to access the right information as well as an efficient process that guides the students, with an objective of having the possibility to have a business ready to launch within a reasonable period of time, after completion of the module. The taught component also outlines the role played by the emergence of incubators, the impacts they have on innovation and their practical implications.

Method of Assessment of the Proposed Module:
1- Team presentation to a panel composed by the module organiser and an incubator consultant or a coach (30%),
3- Exam (70%)

Queen Mary Model Learning Outcomes:
By taking this module, students will learn the key aspects of startup and incubator. This module will increase students' awareness of the latest research trends in this field of startup and incubator and in the discipline of business innovation. It will also provide the possibility to analyze critically the different forms and approaches to startup and incubators strategies.
In addition, this module will offer the opportunity to create both an advanced Canvas Business Model applied to students own business innovative idea AND a Business Plan. These two tools are essential not only for the acquisition of skills and knowledge but also for the preparation of the potential launch of students business in a near future.
By its nature this module requires students to explore additional approaches from different disciplines of business and management such as communication, marketing, law and legal and finance, which contribute to the module learning outcomes.
This module will helps students to develop further not only their employability skills but also the attributes expected of graduates of Queen Mary, as part of the QMUL Model and in relation to UN's PRME.
Finally, the assessments are designed to help students to identify and apply these new skills gained during the study of this module.

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

Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Evidence-Based Management Critically Appraised Topic ProjectBusiness and ManagementBUS343Semester 26NoNo

Evidence-Based Management Critically Appraised Topic Project

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

Description: The ultimate goal of evidence-based practice is to help practitioners become more effective through providing a framework for making decisions and taking actions which incorporate the best available evidence from multiple sources. This module focuses on collecting and using one particular source of evidence - scientific research - and using it to address a specific management practice problem. Students will conduct their own Rapid Evidence Assessment report which will review the body of scientific evidence relevant to a specific management practice problem or question.

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

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Mentoring and CoachingBusiness and ManagementBUS344Semester 26NoNo

Mentoring and Coaching

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patrick Mcgurk
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This model is a practical and theoretical introduction to coaching and mentoring in and around the workplace. Coaching is an intervention that helps management professionals' personal and leadership development in a sustainable way. Mentoring is an organisational practice that provides a support system whereby less experienced employees are partnered with more experienced employees to help them in their career development. The module will contribute to students' personal development as potential coaches and mentors drawing on multi-disciplinary approaches to leadership development practices.

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

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectives
Digital MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUS345Semester 26NoNo

Digital Marketing

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

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

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

Social Network AnalysisBusiness and ManagementBUS346Semester 26YesNo

Social Network Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pietro Panzarasa
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module focuses on the field of complex networked systems in its infancy and presents the structure of networks and their dynamics as a key concept across disciplines. Examples of networked systems include the Internet, the World Wide Web, social networks of acquaintance or other connections between individuals, inter-organisational networks, neural networks, metabolic networks, food webs, and many others. There is increasing evidence that such diverse networks share common topological and dynamical features, indicating the existence of robust self-organising principles and evolutionary laws that govern many natural and social systems. The course aims to develop a unified theoretical framework for the analysis of these common properties shared by a wide range of networked systems. This framework will then be used for the discussion of sociologically relevant phenomena that exhibit complex network structures and dynamics, such as epidemics of disease, cultural fads, financial crises, organisational innovation and inter-firm coordination. If public health authorities want to minimise the danger of a viral epidemic, but have limited vaccinations, how should they be distributed throughout the population? If a firm wants to initiate a word-of-mouth campaign for a new product, but can hand out free samples to only a few people, who should they pick? How vulnerable are large infrastructure networks like the power grid or the Internet to random failure or even deliberate attacks? How do new ideas become crazes, or small shocks get blown out of all proportion in the form of cascades throughout a financial system? To address these and many other problems, the course will develop a highly interdisciplinary approach to social science by combining current research literature on complex systems and social networks with contributions of relevant organisational and sociological research.

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

Marketing Group Project Involving an External OrganisationBusiness and ManagementBUS347Semester 26NoNo

Marketing Group Project Involving an External Organisation

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

Description: This module provides a realistic experience of the work environment for marketing staff in various sectors and offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on industry-like experience by working on a project for an external client/company. It is open to students who are not registered for the Dissertation module. 2-3 clients will be identified by the module leader for each academic year and groups of 4-5 students will be formed by the module leader and assigned to one of the external companies/clients. A semi-structured learning approach is employed for this module, which incorporates: 1) group-based primary and secondary research for an external company/client in the form of a marketing project, 2) lectures from the module leader and group discussions in seminar style settings and computer labs, and 3) arranged company visits in London to learn about potential companies students could work for in the future and future job opportunities after graduation. Up to 25 students will be able to register for this module via a competitive application process assessing aptitude for this module. The student number cap is required given the learning approach required for this module and the number of clients available.

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

Creative Brand MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUS348Semester 16NoNo

Creative Brand Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amy Rungpaka Tiwsakul
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: "Creating a true brand is one of the most powerful things any company can do to enhance its market power" (Elliott and Percy, 2007, preface). Successful brands contribute to financial value, sustain future sales, maintain high price points and margins, create a barrier to new competitors and can reduce risks for product and line extensions. When a product-commodity becomes a brand, its use value is imbued with symbolic value that consumers deploy in constructing and maintaining their identities. Hence, successful branding is a complex task as it involves a semiotic act of naming a product, and denoting authenticity, reassurance, differentiation, the development of its cultural meaning and the transformation of experience. The module draws on sociology, psychology, cultural studies, anthropology and social theory to understand current issues in brand management rather than merely relying on the cognitive, information-processing approach to branding. With a dynamic, global, diverse and fragmented media landscape and the ever-increasing significance of social media, this broad theoretical base is important to help the brand management subject move forward also to provide branding strategies that are rich in managerial applications.

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

Gender at WorkBusiness and ManagementBUS349Semester 26YesNo

Gender at Work

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Tessa Wright
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines how gender impacts on management and work, resulting in men's and women's differential participation across occupations and in senior positions in the private and public sectors. We will critically analyse modern workplaces and the assumptions we carry into work from an intersectional and feminist perspective. The module will discuss theory as well as empirical evidence seeking to explain and understand the persistence of inequalities in the workplace, and effective strategies for change.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Quantitative Research MethodsBusiness and ManagementBUSM014Semester 17NoNo

Quantitative Research Methods

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Georg Von Graevenitz
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module provides a relatively non-technical overview of the use of statistical methods in business research. There is an emphasis on practical work and interpretation, and there will be extensive use of Stata, a leading statistics/econometrics package. The course covers the basic elements of: descriptive statistics, probability, sampling, inference, and multivariate regression analysis.

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

Comparative Employment RelationsBusiness and ManagementBUSM016Semester 17NoNo

Comparative Employment Relations

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Geraldine Healy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module will concentrate on the following key features: theoretical and conceptual approaches to the study of employment relations; the value and difficulties of a comparative approach; the role of the key actors in employment relations; power, conflict and bargaining; convergence and divergence - a consideration of the debates; the complexity of the trade union role from a comparative perspective; a consideration of international solidarity; impact of globalization and transnational companies on national and cross-national management employment strategies; employee involvement and industrial democracy; social partnership and participation; standards in international employment relations; regulation and voluntarism; examining comparative employment relations through a gender, equality and diversity lens; reappraising comparative employment relations.

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

Managing DiversityBusiness and ManagementBUSM017Semester 17NoNo

Managing Diversity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Gill Kirton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines theories of equality and diversity and of occupational segmentation. It explores diversity and equality across the dimensions of gender, race, disability, age and sexual orientation and considers the organisational processes, which produce and reproduce inequalities of outcome among diverse social groups. The course also considers equality and diversity policy and practice at organisational level. Different national contexts are investigated.

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

Finance for DevelopmentBusiness and ManagementBUSM020Semester 27NoNo

Finance for Development

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Rowman Matousek
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module focuses on the problems that developing countries face in the process of development, in particular, in financing their development programmes, and the measures they take in an attempt to overcome the difficulties. In order to study the problems closely and the respective strategies that are adopted by different developing countries, the primary focus of this course is on India, South Korea and China.

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

The Global EconomyBusiness and ManagementBUSM022Semester 17NoNo

The Global Economy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Brigitte Granville
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Introduction to the Global Economy; World Trade; International Factor Movements and the Multinational Enterprise; The Political Economy of Trade Policy; Controversies in Trade Policy ; The Global Capital Market; International Macroeconomic Policy; Economic Growth; Economic Inequality and Poverty; Role of the International Financial Institutions In the Global Economy.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

International Marketing CommunicationsBusiness and ManagementBUSM024Semester 27NoNo

International Marketing Communications

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amy Rungpaka Tiwsakul
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module focuses on the role of marketing communications in a global environment and the processes through which organisations can effectively communicate with their various publics in order to enhance both customer value and company returns. The course will start with an in-depth discussion of the integrated marketing communications mix (advertising, PR, personal selling, sales promotion, direct marketing). It moves on to a series of considerations such as the development of an effective marketing communications mix, the role of marketing communications in the establishment of long-term customer relationships and equitable brands. Throughout the module, the relationship between marketing communications and brand equity will be discussed with particular reference to problems faced by marketers in the context of a global economy.

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

Brand ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM026Semester 27NoNo

Brand Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yasmin Ibrahim
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module will focus on the strategic role that brands play in the successful marketing of products and services. It aims to introduce current academic thinking and business practice of contemporary branding to students introducing key concepts such as brand equity, brand identity and corporate branding. In addition the course aims to introduce and show the actual process of brand management and the issues and dilemmas that contemporary brand managers and stewards have to face. It aims to comprehensively cover these areas and will deal with topics such as brand identity, brand development, brand strategy, organisational support for branding, brand features and personality, brand portfolios and the internet and branding. The focus of the course will be a final presentation and report that students both in groups and as individuals will have to prepare on analysing a failing brand and proposing ideas to reposition and revitalise it. The brand itself will be taken from the contemporary business world and so will provide the students with opportunities to carry out challenging and relevant research.

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

Multinationals and Global BusinessBusiness and ManagementBUSM028Semester 27NoNo

Multinationals and Global Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Thomas Kemeny
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines multinationals and global business in the era of globalization, offering a broad overview of the process of globalisation and the changing nature of global business over time. The course provides a dynamic and comparative perspective on the nature and scope of global business, its origins and development, the theories of multinational corporations, international trade, market selection and modes of entry. The course will examine the context of global business and the changing context of multinational operation through the changing nature
of the global political economy and through the influence of cultures and institutions. The course explores how the changing global environment affects the decisions of managers and the strategies, structures and activities of firms operating in the global market place.

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

Corporate Finance for ManagersBusiness and ManagementBUSM030Semester 17NoNo

Corporate Finance for Managers

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Sushanta Mallick
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The focus of this module is the financing and investment decisions made by the managers of companies in pursuit of corporate goals. It examines how managers can obtain the greatest possible return on investments for the smallest amount of risk. You will acquire the knowledge and understanding of theories, models, tools and techniques to assist in making financial decisions to achieve corporate goals. These will include identification of the cost of capital/rates of return, dividend distribution, investment appraisal, portfolio theory, foreign exchange and interest rate issues.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

International Macroeconomics and FinanceBusiness and ManagementBUSM041Semester 17NoNo

International Macroeconomics and Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Brigitte Granville
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Introduction to basic Concepts in Macroeconomics and Finance; Overview of the financial market, its institutions and instruments. Central banking and the Money supply process; conduct of monetary policy; Exchange rates and Monetary Policy; The International Financial System and Financial Crisis; The Euro and European Monetary policy.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

International Reward ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM049Semester 27NoNo

International Reward Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maria Koumenta
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Reward management is one of the key components of human resource management. It is one of the most sensitive and problematic areas of people management that poses additional issues when cast in an international setting. The module starts by giving students an international empirical and theoretical grounding before applying this knowledge to conceptual issues such as equality, fairness, performance and motivation. These issues are examined at a number of levels: internationally, nationally and organizationally by engaging with topical case studies and practical examples.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Managerial EconomicsBusiness and ManagementBUSM051Semester 17NoNo

Managerial Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Almudena Sevilla Sanz
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The primary aim of the module is to provide students with a sound understanding of some of the insights from economics with respect to business and management decisions. The module focuses on issues typically addressed in microeconomics, including marginal analysis, supply and demand, production theory, market structures, price discrimination, signalling and screening, and incentives in organisations.

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

Financial ReportingBusiness and ManagementBUSM054Semester 17NoNo

Financial Reporting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Sean Mccartney
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Understanding Consumer BehaviourBusiness and ManagementBUSM058Semester 17NoNo

Understanding Consumer Behaviour

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Danae Manika
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

International AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUSM059Semester 27NoNo

International Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ishani Chandrasekara Mudiyanselage
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BUSM054
Corequisite: None

Description: The module provides insights into the origins of accounting and its subsequent changes. Adopting this broader perspective, the module will attempt to trace the genealogy of accounting and its principles, standards and conventions. The module will discuss the historical developments in accounting by focusing on accounting issues created in the process of harmonisation. This approach will lead students to critically engage in the current debates on accounting, accountability and the responsibility of cross-border transactions.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Introduction to Marketing ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM137Semester 17NoNo

Introduction to Marketing Management

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

Description: This module is meant to provide an outlook on marketing as a sub-discipline of management studies. It is providing students on the MSc in Management and Management and Organizational Innovation with a theoretical foundation of theories and concepts of marketing management which allows them in their subsequent studies to understand and situate more specialised aspects of marketing (e.g. consumer behaviour, social and political marketing, or business relationships and networks). Special emphasis is given to understanding current academic debates in the field. This means students are expected to read articles independently in leading marketing journals.

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

Knowledge Innovation Learning and OrganisationBusiness and ManagementBUSM138Semester 27NoNo

Knowledge Innovation Learning and Organisation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Stephen Fox
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The Information Society is a growing global phenomenon. Related ideas such as Knowledge Economy, Learning Organization, Learning Community, Learning Region and Post-Industrial Knowledge Society are widely known. Knowledge Management, Innovation and Organizational Learning are all management and organizational practices that drive and shape this growing phenomenon and help us understand how it develops and where it might be heading. This module will look at these ideas through practical empirical studies and landmark theories, drawing implications for management and leadership.

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

Leadership Skills for Business AnalyticsBusiness and ManagementBUSM139Semester 17NoNo

Leadership Skills for Business Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Maxine Robertson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module will familiarise students with the fundamentals of effective leadership in analytical initiatives and projects such as the difference between leading and managing initiatives/projects, dealing with resistance and different stakeholder interests, transactional leadership in teams and projects, building commitment for change, inspiring peers and subordinates, challenging others' assumptions and views, effective communication within teams/project groups and with other teams/projects, executives and stakeholder, building and nurturing relationships and social networks, presenting and pitching concepts and results, managing and mobilising the organisational energy of a team/project and dealing with acceleration and over-acceleration in analytical initiatives and projects.

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

Managing under RegulationBusiness and ManagementBUSM140Semester 27NoNo

Managing under Regulation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Perri 6
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This qualitative module introduces students to the management skills, frameworks, challenges, imperatives, organisational and inter-organisational processes involved in operating in an industry under regulation. All industries are regulated by generic regulators for health and safety, environment, information privacy, accounting standards, patenting, equality and diversity including physical access, etc; there are sector-specific regulators for financial services, utilities, transport, pharmaceuticals, health care, education, airlines, railways, food standards, print and broadcast media, primary extraction, gambling and many others. This module enables students who will become managers to understand their regulators, what inspectors do and want, how far they can legitimately lobby regulators, and how to operate across many countries each with their own national regulatory systems.

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

Project ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM141Semester 27NoNo

Project Management

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

Description: The focus of the module will be on recent project management techniques that encourage the use of incremental delivery of projects. These techniques are appropriate to projects that deliver complex outcomes in a context of high uncertainty about the desired result. The course will also provide a grounding in traditional project management techniques that focus on projects that are concluded to a clear specification within a pre-specified time frame. Students will be encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to earn an accreditation for project management and the course will prepare students for this additional examination.

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

Research Methods for AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUSM143Semester 27NoNo

Research Methods for Accounting

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

Description: The module will provide a foundation in Research Methods for students for their dissertations. It will instruct them in how to put together a research proposal, how to draw out objectives of research, how to undertake literature reviews, how to assess suitable research methods to use. In terms of research methods, the course covers both qualitative methods such as case studies, questionnaires, surveys and interview techniques and an introduction to quantitative methods and data analysis. By the end of the course students will know how to put together their own research proposal and will have done some preliminary analysis of literature, assessment of data required and methods to be used.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Research Methods for Human Resources ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM144Semester 27NoNo

Research Methods for Human Resources Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Cathrine Seierstad
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module introduces students to the nature of research in the field of business and management/ human resource management and to some of the techniques used in business research. The module is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and expertise to undertake a successful dissertation as part of the MSc. The module will introduce you to the fundamentals of research in business and management/ HRM, help you to design a relevant and rigorous dissertation project, and to identify suitable quantitative and/or qualitative research methods techniques. It will walk you through the entire research process from finding a research question to the final results including how to write-up your research. With a strong focus on the dissertation the module will also provide the fundaments for future research projects in academia and different business contexts.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Accounting for Business ModelsBusiness and ManagementBUSM070Semester 17NoNo

Accounting for Business Models

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

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

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

Accounting and Value ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM071Semester 27NoNo

Accounting and Value Management

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

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

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

Financial Markets and InstitutionsBusiness and ManagementBUSM072Semester 17NoNo

Financial Markets and Institutions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ni Peng
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is about how the increasingly complex relation between financial institutions, markets and firms has evolved over a period of time. A process of financial innovation and deregulation is impacting upon recorded accounting numbers and financial performance of firms much more volatile. In the corporate and non-corporate sectors the relation between financial markets and accounting is complex and inter-related. A large proportion of balance sheet values are now adjusted to reflect financial market values and these adjustments can be significant and volatile. Fair value reporting also requires significant external advisory support to inform accountants: actuaries, credit rating agencies and specialists is specific asset valuations. The development of more sophisticated financial products impacts upon a range of corporate and non-corporate institutions.

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

Economics of DevelopmentBusiness and ManagementBUSM073Semester 27NoNo

Economics of Development

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Roxana Belinda Gutierrez-Romero
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Public Financial Management and AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUSM076Semester 27NoNo

Public Financial Management and Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Sukhdev Johal
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides understanding of the financial development and trajectory of central government finances in the advanced economies. The first half of this module will introduce students to the challenges facing governments in the advanced economies, and in particular, that of sustaining deficit financing. How have the components of central government revenues changed over time relative to expenditures in GDP and the nature of accumulated sovereign debt (roll-over timings and repayments schedule)? Students will examine the political context of public budgeting. We shall explore how the policy shift towards macro-prudential management of these economies has impacted not only on monetary policy, but also on public spending and cutback management, nationally and at regional and local levels of government. The module examines the link between changing budgetary politics and pressure to develop innovative financial vehicles, as well as exploring some of the medium-term financial risks to which these innovations can unintendedly give rise. The second half of this module will focus on the importance for public management of reforms in accounting systems which require a shift toward resource-based and accrual-based accounting. We examine the impact on managers' accountability for public expenditure of the convergence of public sector with corporate international financial reporting standards (IFRS) and role of resource-based auditing . What are some of the implications of adoption "corporate" financial accounting and performance key financial and non-financial KPIs? We examine public-private partnerships such as the UK's Private Finance Initiatives (PFIs) for financing public sector capital projects, and issues of risk transfer and cost-effectiveness. We will consider changes financial practices and reporting in sub-national public agencies (local authorities, health care, policing, etc), the possibilities in some countries for bond-financing for sub-national agencies, and their implications on their financial stability and organisational dynamics.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Human Resource Management in the Public ServicesBusiness and ManagementBUSM077Semester 27NoNo

Human Resource Management in the Public Services

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

Description: This module provides a critical evaluation of the issues, challenges and processes involved in managing employees in the public services. It does so by considering the unique financial, political and legal context within which public personnel practitioners operate as well as the distinct characteristics of public sector jobs and those attracted to work within them, and examines the constraints and opportunities these place on personnel policy and its implementation. Themes covered in this module include resourcing and selection, pay and executive compensation, performance management, employee relations, values and organisational ethics, managing change and the relationship between human resource management and public sector performance. A further element of the course involves exploring the characteristics of public sector labour markets including trends, labour market policy initiatives and their impact. The module draws on case study evidence from multi- country institutional and organisational contexts and encourages students to assess how past legacies and recent reforms impact on HRM strategy.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Dissertation - MPABusiness and ManagementBUSM083Full year7NoNo

Dissertation - MPA

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Stella Ladi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The dissertation provides students with an opportunity to carry out independent research into a topic of their choice related to the aims of the MPA, subject to guidance from the dissertation supervisor. Each student will be required to have a registered dissertation topic and have been allocated a supervisor by the middle of the spring semester. NB. Students are prepared for the dissertation by taking the compulsory MPA module entitled ""Policy evaluation and research methods"" which includes lectures and classes on research design and methods. Additional methods support may be provided by dissertation supervisors in this module as required.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

New Product Development and Business EcosystemsBusiness and ManagementBUSM084Semester 27NoNo

New Product Development and Business Ecosystems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Giuliano Maielli
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The introduction and development of new products and processes is an essential drive of a firm's competitiveness. Yet, organizations do not operate in isolation but are a part of complex and increasingly globalized supply chains affecting innovation and new product development. The module Supply Chain and New Product Development enables students to analyze the innovation process within complex supply chains from the definition of a new product concept to the involvement of suppliers and partners in developing new product/process architectures. Students will address the organizational implications and challenges deriving from the involvement of partners and suppliers in new product development, through a blend of theoretical and case study based approaches. Students will be encouraged to critically evaluate issues of Governance and Strategic Management, by addressing the dynamics underpinning the emergence of new technological platforms and by investigating issues of outsourcing and knowledge ""hollowing out"", architectural knowledge and path dependent product development, open innovation and architectural innovation.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework, 15.0% Practical
Level: 7
Timetable:

Behavioural Finance and Decision MakingBusiness and ManagementBUSM085Semester 27NoNo

Behavioural Finance and Decision Making

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Yaz Muradoglu
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module identifies and challenges modern theory of finance and covers the major issues in behavioural finance and decision making. These include biases, which frequently occur in financial decision-making such as optimism, mental framing, over-reaction, trend-chasing, conservatism and anchoring of expectations. Emphasis is on related work in psychology in terms of several theories of human behaviour that have policy implications in Finance. Accordingly the module is arranged around:Traditional Finance and Historical development of behavioural finance, Biases in Financial decision making, their manifestation and reduction, Prospect theory and loss aversion, Use of mental frames in financial decision making, Heuristics and biases in financial forecasting, Group decision making processes, Financial Crisis and human behaviour, Empirical regularities such as overreaction and momentum, Introduction to experimental and empirical methodologies in measuring biases in fiancial domains.

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

Strategic ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM086Semester 17NoNo

Strategic Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Sukhdev Johal
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will explore various theoretical approaches used to explain what markets managers choose to compete within, why and how. We will begin by examining the ""traditional"" competitive positioning and resource-based views, and critically evaluate their appropriateness in an increasingly networked, globalised, digitised and fluid competitive environment. We will then go on to consider more contemporary approaches to strategic management, such as the importance of strategy process, business ecosystems, behavioural approaches and time/timing. Throughout the course we will examine a variety of organisational contexts, assessing the extent to which firm strategy models may be applicable to public sector, voluntary, entrepreneurial or other types of organisations as well as firms.

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

International Business StrategyBusiness and ManagementBUSM089Semester 27NoNo

International Business Strategy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lutao Ning
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

World Economy and DevelopmentBusiness and ManagementBUSM090Semester 17NoNo

World Economy and Development

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Liam Campling
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module offers a broad overview of the process of economic 'globalisation' and changes in international business over time. The focus is on the multinational firm - set in the context of trends in the world economy, with particular emphasis on the period since the 1970s. It provides a critical and comparative perspective on the nature and scope of international business, its origins and development, theories of international trade and its regulation, conceptualisations of international supply chains, and attempts to reform and resist multinationals.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Global Supply Chain ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM091Semester 27NoNo

Global Supply Chain Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mirela Barbu
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Over the last few decades the business world has become more complex, fragmented, and geographically scattered. As firms outsource a growing portion of the activities and functions that were previously carried out in-house, they become one element of a multifaceted and intricate process of value creation and capture that cut across firms' and states' borders: the supply chain. As value-creating activities and functions are shared between ever more players their linkages increase as well as their interdependence. The study of global supply chains and their management looks at this scattered environment: the linkages and relationships among firms, and among firms and other actors; and focuses on how leading firms attempt to drive this complexity in multiple ways, whether by increasing coherence, consistency and unity in the supply chain, or by shifting costs to other chain members and increasing competitive pressures among them.

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

MRes DissertationBusiness and ManagementBUSM093Full year7NoNo

MRes Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Ahu Tatli
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module is available to MRes Business and Management students only. Given that the programme is a Masters by research, it is appropriate to have a longer length dissertation (15,000 words) than the standard SBM PG dissertation (10,000 words). This will enable students to bring together the learning from the taught methods modules and the taught subject modules into an independent piece of work that will act as a springboard for a research career and/or PhD study. The module is core.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Introduction to Marketing Theory and ConceptsBusiness and ManagementBUSM094Semester 17NoNo

Introduction to Marketing Theory and Concepts

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Shoutong Thomas Zhang
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module will provide an overview of marketing across national boundaries and within countries in foreign markets. It will focus on the opportunities to be gained from international marketing, and also its dangers and the challenges that marketers face when they operate in foreign markets. The course will begin by examining the reasons and rationale behind firms deciding to market overseas. It then goes on to analyse the decision making processes behind which markets firms should enter, examining political, economic, social, legal and technological factors. Following this, market entry strategies will be discussed and then the integrated marketing mix of product, price, place and promotion will be taught from an international perspective. Implementation, customer relations and the increasingly important role of e-marketing will also be discussed.

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

Social and Political MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUSM095Semester 27NoNo

Social and Political Marketing

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

Description: Our perspective is that marketing is a dynamic tool and a potent agent of change that can civilise or de-civilise society. The design of the module: the course explores five major themes. Collectively they cover the universe of social/civic/ political persuasion via methods of partial commercial derivation. These themes are analysed both via descriptive approaches, case studies and theoretical constructs: Cause marketing (single-issue groups); Civic marketing (health and safety campaigns etc); Party political marketing - Selling Barack Obama Abuse of marketing - selling war A theory of propaganda and persuasion: myth, symbolism, rehetoric The claim is that marketing has shaped, and continues to shape, the culture we live in today. Examination is via oral presentation and project; however the project will be integrative across the whole course so that it discourages over-specialisation.

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

Relationship and Network MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUSM096Semester 17NoNo

Relationship and Network Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Stephan Henneberg
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module Relationship and Network Marketing provides students with an overview of important aspects of business-to-business marketing. For this purpose, students will explore crucial underlying concepts of relationships and networks as well as develop a sense of business marketing practices. Thus, the module covers both relationship marketing and network marketing theory and practice and thereby fosters an understanding of how organisations are embedded in a net of business exchanges, which create interdependencies between business actors. Using collaborative and cooperative relational management provides firms within such nets with the possibility to mobilise important external resources via business partners in the supply and customer network. The module will use case studies and practical example throughout.

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

Research Methods for MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUSM098Semester 27NoNo

Research Methods for Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Paolo Antonetti
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module will introduce students to the concepts and practices of scholarly and practitioner marketing research. It will introduce students to research design, address the breadth of research methods used in the field, and the underlying logic (methodology) of those methods. The following will be covered: Key quantitative techniques (e.g., descriptive statistics and methods of hypotheses testing), qualitative methods (e.g., content analysis and contemporary anthropological methods such as netography), key data gathering methods (e.g., surveys, interviews and focus groups), as well as secondary sources.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Digital MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUSM099Semester 17NoNo

Digital Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nima Heirati
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Welcome to one of the most evolving topics in the marketing literature. The development of the Internet and digital technologies have transformed marketing and has impacted every industry from retail to health. Now more than ever, companies and managers face the challenge of developing and maintaining their business operations and customer engagement in a constantly evolving digital space. The key question is not whether to pursue digital marketing strategies but how to successfully deploy them. What are the techniques that companies need to master to make effective use of digital marketing? This module aims to provide students with a comprehensive guide to the concepts, strategies, and best practice to support all the digital marketing processes. This module empowers students with skills and knowledge needed to work as the digital marketing professional after graduation.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Dissertation for ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM100Full year7NoNo

Dissertation for Management

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Elena Baglioni
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The dissertation forms an important part of the assessment of the MSc Programmes, carrying a weighting of four modules i.e. one third of the entire Programme. The dissertation requires a demonstration of ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. As such, the process should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication.

Students will be required to conduct an investigation of an issue relevant to the content of the Programme of which it forms a component.

Students will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor.

To prepare you for the dissertation, students are required to take the compulsory Research Methods module
Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QM+.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Dissertation for International Financial ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM101Full year7NoNo

Dissertation for International Financial Management

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Deven Bathia
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The dissertation forms an important part of the assessment of the MSc Programmes, carrying a weighting of four modules i.e. one third of the entire Programme. The dissertation requires a demonstration of ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. As such, the process should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication.

Students will be required to conduct an investigation of an issue relevant to the content of the Programme of which it forms a component.

Students will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor.

To prepare you for the dissertation, students are required to take the compulsory Research Methods module
Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QM+.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Dissertation for International HRM & Employment RelationsBusiness and ManagementBUSM102Full year7NoNo

Dissertation for International HRM & Employment Relations

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Ms Cathrine Seierstad
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The dissertation forms an important part of the assessment of the MSc Programmes, carrying a weighting of four modules i.e. one third of the entire Programme. The dissertation requires a demonstration of ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. As such, the process should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication.

Students will be required to conduct an investigation of an issue relevant to the content of the Programme of which it forms a component.

Students will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor.

To prepare you for the dissertation, students are required to take the compulsory Research Methods module
Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QM+.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Dissertation for International BusinessBusiness and ManagementBUSM103Full year7NoNo

Dissertation for International Business

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Brigitte Granville
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The dissertation forms an important part of the assessment of the MSc Programmes, carrying a weighting of four modules i.e. one third of the entire Programme. The dissertation requires a demonstration of ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. As such, the process should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication.

Students will be required to conduct an investigation of an issue relevant to the content of the Programme of which it forms a component.

Students will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor.

To prepare you for the dissertation, students are required to take the compulsory Research Methods module
Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QM+.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Dissertation for Management and Organisational InnovationBusiness and ManagementBUSM104Full year7NoNo

Dissertation for Management and Organisational Innovation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Giuliano Maielli
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The dissertation forms an important part of the assessment of the MSc Programmes, carrying a weighting of four modules i.e. one third of the entire Programme. The dissertation requires a demonstration of ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. As such, the process should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication.

Students will be required to conduct an investigation of an issue relevant to the content of the Programme of which it forms a component.

Students will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor.

To prepare you for the dissertation, students are required to take the compulsory Research Methods module
Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QM+.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Dissertation for Accounting and ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM105Full year7NoNo

Dissertation for Accounting and Management

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Sukhvinder Sian
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The dissertation forms an important part of the assessment of the MSc Programmes, carrying a weighting of four modules i.e. one third of the entire Programme. The dissertation requires a demonstration of ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. As such, the process should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication.

Students will be required to conduct an investigation of an issue relevant to the content of the Programme of which it forms a component.

Students will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor.

To prepare you for the dissertation, students are required to take the compulsory Research Methods module
Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QM+.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Dissertation for MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUSM106Full year7NoNo

Dissertation for Marketing

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Paolo Antonetti
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The dissertation forms an important part of the assessment of the MSc Programmes, carrying a weighting of four modules i.e. one third of the entire Programme. The dissertation requires a demonstration of ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. As such, the process should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication.

Students will be required to conduct an investigation of an issue relevant to the content of the Programme of which it forms a component.

Students will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor.

To prepare you for the dissertation, students are required to take the compulsory Research Methods module
Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QM+.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Financial Analysis and Management AccountingBusiness and ManagementBUSM107Semester 17NoNo

Financial Analysis and Management Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Androniki Triantafylle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is concerned with how accounting numbers are reported and disclosed at operational, divisional and organizational levels to control resource allocations and generate performance evaluation, credit ratings and monitor shareholder value. It is a module which is concerned with how accounting information is deployed to control and manage corporate organizations towards generating income for liquidity and capitalizations for solvency where both are essential and maintain a reporting entity as a going concern.

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

Leading Organisational ChangeBusiness and ManagementBUSM108Semester 17NoNo

Leading Organisational Change

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stefan Krummaker
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will investigate and discuss leading change in organisations from a theoretical sound and practical perspective. Marrying theory and practice will allow students to critically reflect on organisational change processes and to apply their knowledge directly to real world cases and practices. Furthermore, understanding and challenging practices of leading change will contribute to students' employability and their personal development. More specifically, the module will focus
- forces and conceptual perspectives of organisational change
- theories and concepts of leading change - in particular Transformational Leadership (visionary, motivational and inspirational leadership)
- creating an environment for creativity and innovation
- leading change in different cultural environments
- responsible leadership in organisational change
- followers' role in and contributions to organisational change
- organisational energy and energising leadership strategies
- avoiding overacceleration and stress in organisational change
- self-leadership in organisational change

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

Organisational Development & TransformationBusiness and ManagementBUSM109Semester 27NoNo

Organisational Development & Transformation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elena Doldor
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is designed to equip students with the skills and resources for thinking critically about human behaviour in organisational change and development. Students will be introduced to - and encouraged to critically interrogate - a range of perspectives dealing with core problems of organizational change and transformation. Drawing on psychological and organizational behaviour research, the module will focus on micro-level topics in particular, aiming to provide an understanding of how individual, interpersonal and group dynamics shape transformation processes in organizations. The module will also explore the role of organizational cultures, the meaning, purposes and interests underlying processes of change, the role of various change agents, as well as sources of power and resistance.

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

Human Resource ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM110Semester 17NoNo

Human Resource Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Cathrine Seierstad
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides learners with a critical understanding of the internal and external contexts of contemporary organisations, including the managerial, business, regulatory, labour market and institutional contexts. It further examines the role of the HR function, HR strategy and the link between HR and organisational performance. The module also introduces the major functions of HRM including resourcing, performance management, learning and development and explores the applications in professional practice in different types of organisational scenarios (large, small, global, national, public, private). This is further achieved through additional skills workshops that engage learners in the analysis of case studies, role play and problem solving exercises. Finally, the module seeks to understand the impact of globalisation on employment and its implications for HR strategy and practice.

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

Management ConsultingBusiness and ManagementBUSM111Semester 27NoNo

Management Consulting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adedoyin Atewologun
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will explain various theoretical approaches used to explain what management consultancy is, the variety and types of consulting firms and the markets they serve. We will examine a range of approaches to consultancy as a process of diagnosing management and organisational problems, designing implementing and evaluating organisational interventions. We will examine studies of some of these interventions and case studies we will examine how consultants present their knowledge and expertise, the claims they make for its efficacy and the role of ethics in this. We will examine and explore different kinds of organisational context where management consultancy has been used: firms, public institutions, voluntary organisations and other organisational forms. We will also practise skills critical for consultancy such as diagnosis, intergroup facilitation and evaluation.

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

Applied Empirical MethodsBusiness and ManagementBUSM112Semester 27NoNo

Applied Empirical Methods

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Roxana Belinda Gutierrez-Romero
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

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

Corporate ReportingBusiness and ManagementBUSM113Semester 17NoNo

Corporate Reporting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Charles Abela
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: In this module students would be expected to understand the evolution of accounting standards and the contribution of pan national organizations such as the EU and International Accounting Standards Board IASB.

This module considers how changes in regulation and corporate governance arrangements have added remuneration reports and the chairman's statements plus new demands for integrated corporate reporting (including Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Reporting) and also Integrated and Business Model Reporting

Students will understand and appreciate how financial statements have evolved to include statements of changes in equity and comprehensive income . The evolution of accounting standards --financial instruments and fair value reporting and debates on the accounting conceptual framework.

How do external consultants impact upon disclosed financial information: role of valuation advisers, actuaries etc in terms of the various forms of accounting standard: financial instruments, tangible assets, pension fund accounting etc

Impact of new institutions on the nature of corporate reporting (IIRC, WRI, UNEP)

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

International Business AnalysisBusiness and ManagementBUSM114Semester 17NoNo

International Business Analysis

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

Description: In this module students would be expected to understand the nature of international business and key analytical techniques for the operation of a business in a global setting. This module will involve developing a critical understanding of the key techniques that can be employed to support the allocation of corporate resources within an international sphere of operation. It will introduce you to the notion of resource and regulatory arbitrage.

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

International FinanceBusiness and ManagementBUSM115Semester 27NoNo

International Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Deven Bathia
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: As the international company becomes the norm rather than the exception, the need to internationalize the tools of financial analysis is apparent. We now live in a highly integrated world economy, and it is crucial that businesses understand both the risks and opportunities that globalization brings. This module is designed to immerse student in the international dimension of financial issues. It specifically focuses on the international aspects of financial management so you are able to appreciate the issues that international investments and money management that international operation involves.

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

Management ControlBusiness and ManagementBUSM116Semester 17NoNo

Management Control

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

Description: In this module students would be expected to understand the evolution of management control in relation to: the nature of corporate governance and the importance of resource stewardship. Corporate governance is concerned with the stewardship of resources and risk management techniques. This module will cover the nature of corporate governance and obligations of managers to manage resources, controls costs and returns on investment whilst taking into account risks

Governance as resource stewardship
Types of budgeting process
Business planning/forecasts
Variance analysis and cost control
Allocation of capital and investment analysis
Demands for shareholder value and control metrics
Risk management /analysis

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

Risk and Crisis ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM117Semester 27NoNo

Risk and Crisis Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Perri 6
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This qualitative module introduces students to the distinctive features of risk and crisis management. Core concepts of probability, severity, uncertainty, anticipation, resilience, robustness and bias are explored as the module examines, in turn, managerial varieties of bias among managers and regulators in risk perception, assumptions underpinning approaches to assessment and contrasting approaches to the management of risk. It focuses on operational risk, risks of external shock, risks of system failure, risk to customers and clients, and political risk. Throughout the module, regulatory requirements and imperatives for risk management are given full attention. The final weeks will introduce students to decision-making and public relations issues during crises and dealing with regulatory and government bodies when company crises escalate to become matters of wider public concern.

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

Group Project in Business AnalyticsBusiness and ManagementBUSM130Full year7NoNo

Group Project in Business Analytics

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

Description: This module is the capstone module for the MSc in Business Analytics. Students will work in groups and will be required to provide analysis of a problem or question using complex data from a business context. Each group will be assigned a mentor who will guide the group through the process of structuring the analytical problem, obtaining and organising the data, data analysis and presentation of results. Students will present initial results as a group to an audience consisting of mentors and practitioners. Final assessment of the module will then be based on individual essays which cover specific aspects of the case and in which the students will be required to reflect on their work in the light of the methods and theories which their learning in the MSc has touched upon.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Masterclass in Business AnalyticsBusiness and ManagementBUSM131Full year7NoNo

Masterclass in Business Analytics

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

Description: The module will be split across two terms. There will be six sessions in each term at which outside speakers will present cases on business analytics in companies or cases on the context of business analytics in society or a specific business analytics tool. Each case study will be preceded by student self study on the main topics and will be followed by a seminar in which students summarize insights and the case study. The course will be assessed through students' presentations and through individual coursework in which students elaborate on one of the topics presented by the outside speakers.

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

Complex Networks and InnovationBusiness and ManagementBUSM132Semester 27NoNo

Complex Networks and Innovation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pietro Panzarasa
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module focuses on the structure and dynamics of a variety of complex networks, including the Internet, the World Wide Web, online social networks, inter- and intra-organisational networks, and import-export trade networks among countries. The module aims to develop a unified theoretical framework for the analysis of sociologically relevant phenomena that exhibit complex network structures and dynamics, such as information diffusion, cultural fads, financial crises, and viral marketing. Special emphasis will be placed on innovation, with a view to uncovering the structural foundations of knowledge creation, transfer, sharing, and diffusion in various empirical domains. To this end, the module will develop an interdisciplinary perspective by combining current research on complex networks with contributions from relevant organisational and sociological research.

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

EntrepreneurshipBusiness and ManagementBUSM134Semester 27NoNo

Entrepreneurship

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

Description: The module will provide a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship. It combined rigorous theory and concepts with practical applications of entrepreneurship, e.g. business plan writing. The module will begin with establishing a connection between strategy and the realities of innovation in organisations. It will then explore different sources of entrepreneurship and initiation strategies (e.g. open innovation, commercialisation, incubators, business networks). The module will then focus on the core aspects of value conceptualisation and creation with the help of the business model concept. This will lead to translating business models into business plans with emphasis on building a convincing case for different audiences (e.g. lenders, investors, crowd funders, resource partners). Finally, the module will consider the broader dimensions of entrepreneurship and its relationship with social benefits and economic value. Throughout the module, students will engage in a practical entrepreneurial learning exercise that will lead to the creation of a business plan. This activity will be supported by seminar sessions, individual mentoring and the use of business planning software in tutorials. As such, the module will interweave two strands: theory and concepts of entrepreneurship on the one hand, and entrepreneurial practice exercises on the other.

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

Environmental Change: Economics and PolicyBusiness and ManagementBUSM135Semester 27NoNo

Environmental Change: Economics and Policy

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

Description: The module introduces to the phenomenon of environmental degradation with an emphasis on economic analysis, albeit taught in a non-technical style. The course will provide students with the theoretical and empirical tools to understand the determinants and consequences of global environmental change. The course will analyze the policy tools available to policymakers to tackle environmental degradation and climate change. The course will then discuss the effects of environmental policy on businesses and the barriers to environmental policy implementation with a focus on developing countries and an emphasis on political economy factors such as corruption. Finally the course will analyze the implications of global environmental change in developing countries focusing on prominent phenomena such as migration and conflict. The module will also teach how to empirically assess environmental policy using STATA (an econometrics software).

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

Evidence-based Human Resource ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM136Semester 27NoNo

Evidence-based Human Resource Management

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

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

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Alternative Dispute ResolutionLawCCDD002Full year7NoNo

Alternative Dispute Resolution

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

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

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

International Construction - Contracts and ArbitrationLawCCDD003Full year7NoNo

International Construction - Contracts and Arbitration

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Prof Stavros Brekoulakis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite:
Corequisite: None

Description: This module has two main objectives:
1. To examine the nature of international construction contracts. These contracts are typical of many complex long-term commercial contracts. To understand how disputes arise and their nature.

2. To look at how disputes under them are resolved, principally by international arbitration, but also by Contractual Dispute Mechanisms.

International Construction Contracts are a major part of international commerce. Disputes about them and about transactions related to them account for about 25% of all commercial arbitrations. The module is thus about processes and issues of practical importance. (Since English law and practice is very influential it will be mentioned but knowledge of English law is not required, although knowledge of the law of contract under a legal system will be needed.)

The module is intended for students from any country who are interested in the practical aspects of international commercial contracts and in dispute resolution. It supplements the International Commercial Arbitration module.

Arbitration under various systems will be considered, primarily the ICC but also UNCITRAL and LCIA. As there is no single suitable text book students will be issued with materials via e-mail.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

International Trade and Investment Dispute SettlementLawCCDD005Full year7NoNo

International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Ms Norah Gallagher
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The aim of the module is to highlight the changing legal regime and for students to be able to identify the rights an investor may have in a given circumstance and to be aware of any relevant public international law principles. The second aim is to focus on the sui juris trade dispute settlement within the World Trade Organisation and NAFTA which is a corollary of the autonomous law of international trade generated by WTO and NAFTA respectively.

The aim of this course is for lawyers to be able to identify the various investment dispute resolution options available to a foreign investor and to be familiar with the WTO dispute settlement mechanisms thereby understanding all major theoretical and practical issues and providing full advice to the client on options available to resolve a dispute.

Alternatively if acting or working for a State, students will be able to advise on the risks and perils of entering into a large number of bilateral investment treaties. They will understand the implications of entering into bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. For example, it will create a stable investment regime and encourage more foreign investment while at the same time being aware of its obligations that will arise under those treaties. They will understand when the protections in the treaties may be relevant in light of actions taken by a particular state entity.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

International Commercial LitigationLawCCDD006Full year7NoNo

International Commercial Litigation

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Ms Norah Gallagher
Overlap: None
Prerequisite:
Corequisite: None

Description: The objectives of the module are to examine the general principles of English Conflicts of Laws rules as they relate to litigation arising from commercial agreements. The course involves a detailed exploration of matters relevant to all commercial transactions, including choice of law, the jurisdiction of the English courts over international contracts, and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and awards. The significant impact of EU-generated rules on the conflicts process is examined in depth.

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

DissertationLawCCDD007Full year7NoNo

Dissertation

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

Description: Write a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic area within either Arbitration or Mediation.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

International Commercial LawLawCCDD008Full year7NoNo

International Commercial Law

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr Andromachi Georgosouli
Overlap: None
Prerequisite:
Corequisite: None

Description: This module aims to familiarise the module participants with various aspects of International Trade Law. The topic of Trade is a very large and very diverse one, so it is not possible to cover all aspects in a course such as this. The areas we will focus on will allow insight into the negotiation of a sales contract, the conflicts laws surrounding it, and its regulation and financing mechanisms on a global scale as well as in English Law. While the focus on international regulation and harmonisation is strong, the inclusion of the laws of England, which is often the commercial law of choice, will serve to provide a comparative backdrop for the analysis of the uniform laws and regulations, as well as the opportunity to investigate some singular aspects.

Together, the units should enable the formation of the 'bigger picture', namely the workings of international trade from the business lawyers' viewpoint.

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

Research Methods for ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM145Semester 27NoNo

Research Methods for Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Valeria Cavotta
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module will provide a foundation in Research Methods for students for their dissertations. It will instruct them in how to put together a research proposal, how to draw out objectives of research, how to undertake literature reviews, how to assess suitable research methods to use. In terms of research methods, the course covers both qualitative methods such as case studies, questionnaires, surveys and interview techniques and an introduction to quantitative methods and data analysis. By the end of the course students will know how to put together their own research proposal and will have done some preliminary analysis of literature, assessment of data required and methods to be used.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Social and Sustainable InnovationBusiness and ManagementBUSM146Semester 27NoNo

Social and Sustainable Innovation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Bhatti Yasser
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Global challenges such as environmental pollution, inequality or climate change, have driven an increasing need and demand for products or services that contribute value through enhancing environmental performance (e.g. low-carbon or renewable energy) or alleviating social issues (e.g. for the socially excluded, or to enhance social justice). This module has been developed to address these important trends. The module is designed to equip students with the skills and resources for thinking critically about the role of innovation in social justice and sustainable development. It provides a rigorous conceptual understanding of sustainable and social innovation, and of the practical challenges of innovation management.

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

Strategic AnalysisBusiness and ManagementBUSM147Semester 17NoNo

Strategic Analysis

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

Description: This module will explore various theoretical approaches used to explain what markets managers choose to compete within, why and how. We will begin by examining the traditional competitive positioning and resource-based views, and critically evaluate these analytical approaches and their appropriateness in an increasingly networked, globalised, digitised and fluid competitive environment. We will then go on to examine the challenges of strategy implementation, including analysing structural, cultural and functional issues.

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

Leadership in the Social and Public SectorsBusiness and ManagementBUSM149Semester 27NoNo

Leadership in the Social and Public Sectors

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patrick Mcgurk
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will investigate and discuss leadership in the social and pubic sectors from a theoretical sound and practical perspective. Marrying theory and practice will allow students to critically reflect on leadership processes and to apply their knowledge directly to real world cases from and practices in this sector. Furthermore, understanding and challenging leadership practices in social and public organisations will contribute to students' employability and their personal development. More specifically, this module this module explores principal theories, typologies (e.g. transactional and transformational) and styles of individual and collective leadership at all levels of social and public organisations. Includes research evidence on the effectiveness and otherwise of leadership on performance in social and public sector organisations, often in politically- or resource-constrained environments. Particular attention is given to crisis leadership.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops: Public Management in PracticeBusiness and ManagementBUSM150Full year7NoNo

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops: Public Management in Practice

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Stella Ladi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module consists of Professional Development workshops designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes.
The workshops provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. and are be delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from banking, media, public relations, government departments as well as third sector and private sector organisations.

These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of organisations and management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc Accounting and FinanceBusiness and ManagementBUSM151Full year7NoNo

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc Accounting and Finance

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Sukhvinder Sian
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module consists of Professional Development workshops designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes.
The workshops provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. and are be delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from banking, media, public relations, government departments as well as third sector and private sector organisations.

These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of organisations and management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc Accounting And ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM152Full year7NoNo

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc Accounting And Management

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Prof Colin Haslam
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module consists of Professional Development workshops designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes.
The workshops provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. and are be delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from banking, media, public relations, government departments as well as third sector and private sector organisations.

These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of organisations and management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc International BusinessBusiness and ManagementBUSM153Full year7NoNo

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc International Business

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Prof Brigitte Granville
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module consists of Professional Development workshops designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes.
The workshops provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. and are be delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from banking, media, public relations, government departments as well as third sector and private sector organisations.

These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of organisations and management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc International Business and PoliticsBusiness and ManagementBUSM154Full year7NoNo

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc International Business and Politics

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Liam Campling
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module consists of Professional Development workshops designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes.
The workshops provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. and are be delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from banking, media, public relations, government departments as well as third sector and private sector organisations.

These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of organisations and management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc International Financial ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM155Full year7NoNo

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc International Financial Management

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Deven Bathia
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module consists of Professional Development workshops designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes.
The workshops provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. and are be delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from banking, media, public relations, government departments as well as third sector and private sector organisations.

These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of organisations and management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc International Human Resource Management & EmploBusiness and ManagementBUSM156Full year7NoNo

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

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Cathrine Seierstad
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module consists of Professional Development workshops. These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of HR including: recruitment and selection, performance management, negotiation and bargaining, career development and talent management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM157Full year7NoNo

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc Management

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Elena Baglioni
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module consists of Professional Development workshops designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes.
The workshops provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. and are be delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from banking, media, public relations, government departments as well as third sector and private sector organisations.

These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of organisations and management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc Management and Organisational InnovationBusiness and ManagementBUSM158Full year7NoNo

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc Management and Organisational Innovation

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Giuliano Maielli
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module consists of Professional Development workshops designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes.
The workshops provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. and are be delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from marketing, banking, media, public relations, government departments as well as third sector and private sector organisations.

These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of organisations and management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUSM159Full year7NoNo

Continued Professional Development and Academic Skills Workshops for MSc Marketing

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Paolo Antonetti
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module consists of Professional Development workshops designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes.
The workshops provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. and are be delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from banking, media, public relations, government departments as well as third sector and private sector organisations.

These workshops include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and role plays (including a number of case studies based on actual organisations) to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of organisations and management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Experiments for Business and AnalyticsBusiness and ManagementBUSM160Semester 27NoNo

Experiments for Business and Analytics

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

Description: This module is compulsory and will be taught in term B. The module builds on statistical methods covered in the Data Analytics module in term A.

The aim of the module is to introduce students to the problem of causal inference, to theories of how causality is established and to empirical methods used to identify causal effects. The main focus will be on randomized controlled trials and settings that are similar. Students will learn about different econometric techniques used to identify causal effects and will develop an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of these effects. Students will also learn how to collect and organize data that comes from real or natural experiments, to analyze such data and to report on their results in ways that are accessible to non-specialists.

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

Funding and Financing in the Creative and Cultural IndustriesBusiness and ManagementBUSM161Semester 27NoNo

Funding and Financing in the Creative and Cultural Industries

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

Description: This module focuses on the theory and practice of financing creative and cultural projects and organisations. The module will give students a grounding in the landscape of funding streams as well as technical aspects of understanding and intelligently interrogating financial accounts and project budgets. It will cover how accounting numbers are generated and reported at project, site, organisational and sectoral levels, and will develop students' critical analysis of how financial information is deployed to control and manage organisational resources.

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

Heritage: History, Theory and PracticeBusiness and ManagementBUSM162Semester 17NoNo

Heritage: History, Theory and Practice

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

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

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

History of Cultural IndustriesBusiness and ManagementBUSM163Semester 17NoNo

History of Cultural Industries

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amitabh Rai
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module focuses on the social and economic history of the formation of cultural production networks in different historical and global contexts. It asks us, what are the overlapping histories of media technologies, organizational form, accumulation strategies, and value generating activities in the creative industries and arts and cultural sector? This module will provide students with key historical knowledge to be able to engage critically with creative industries practice and organisations.

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

Managing Heritages at Historic Royal PalacesBusiness and ManagementBUSM164Full year7NoNo

Managing Heritages at Historic Royal Palaces

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

Description: The MA in Heritage Management combines academic rigour with applied professional theory and expertise to introduce students to the actual practice of heritage management at historically renowned sites. This compulsory module, which introduces the practice of heritage management, will be taught and coordinated by Historic Royal Palace's Programme Director with masterclass sessions by other specialists from within HRP and, on occasion, possible visits to other heritage organisations. A combination of classroom-based discussion based on readings, site visits and masterclasses with HRP staff will take a 'critical practice' approach that will connect QMUL compulsory module themes to HRP case studies.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Organising in the Creative and Cultural IndustriesBusiness and ManagementBUSM165Semester 17NoNo

Organising in the Creative and Cultural Industries

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amitabh Rai
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module explores the multiple organisational forms in the creative and cultural industries. The purpose is to give students critical and practical tools to organise in the creative economies. Rooted in the ethical mission of the School of Business and Management, the organising methods and organisational forms and behaviours common and emergent in the creative inddustries and cultural sector will be explored through an interdisciplinary understanding of creative ecologies and networks. This module will students with the relevant organising methods, conceptual tools and factual information necessary for critical understanding of the multi-scalar institutional contexts of the creative economies. The module makes use of contemporary examples and case studies to draw out practical and theoretical implications for organising in creative economies.

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

Professional Practice in Heritage ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM166Full year7NoNo

Professional Practice in Heritage Management

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

Description: The Professional Work Experience module will be delivered at at least two of HRP's London sites: Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace. This is a key feature of the programme. Students will be given the necessary training to begin to develop the skills and 'real work' experience that will enable them to make informed decisions about their own future career development within the heritage sector and make them competitive in the job market. Students will be assessed on a reflective piece of writing, responding to the challenges in heritage management, conservation and engagement that they have experienced during the placement.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Leadership SeminarBusiness and ManagementBUSM167Full year7NoNo

Leadership Seminar

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Amitabh Rai
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module consists of professional development seminars within the theme of creative industries and cultural sector leadership designed to inspire new thinking and develop immediate, practical behaviour changes through practitioners willing to come share their experiences, and also their contacts. The seminars will provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries delivered by a diverse group of professionals and practitioners from the creative and cultural sectors. Seminar or workshop sessions can include a mixture of knowledge dissemination, interactive discussion, and the use of worked examples and case studies to provide students with practical insight and initial development of the necessary skills to become effective in addressing issues that arise in various areas of relevant organisations.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Dissertation in Heritage ManagementBusiness and ManagementBUSM168Full year7NoNo

Dissertation in Heritage Management

Credits: 45.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The dissertation forms an important part of the assessment of the university's MA programmes, carrying a weighting of three 15-credit modules i.e. one quarter of the entire programme. The dissertation requires a demonstration of ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. As such, the process should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication. Students will be required to conduct an investigation of an issue relevant to the content of the Heritage Management programme. Students will be guided through the dissertation process by one or more supervisor/s. Members of academic staff at Historic Royal Palaces may co-supervise dissertation projects. To prepare you for the dissertation, students are required to take the compulsory Research design and methods module, GEG7135. Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QMPlus.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Dissertation in Creative Industries and Arts OrganisationBusiness and ManagementBUSM169Full year7NoNo

Dissertation in Creative Industries and Arts Organisation

Credits: 45.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The dissertation forms an important part of the assessment of the university's MA programmes, carrying a weighting of three 15-credit modules i.e. one quarter of the entire programme. The dissertation requires a demonstration of ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. As such, the process should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication. Students will be required to conduct an investigation of an issue relevant to the content of the Creative Industries and Arts Organisation programme. Students will be guided through the dissertation process by one or more supervisor/s. Students may also need to draw on work conducted as part of the Professional Practice in Creative Industries and Arts Organisation module for their dissertation. To prepare you for the dissertation, students are required to take the compulsory Applied Methods Masterclass. Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QMPlus.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Applied Methods (Master Class)Business and ManagementBUSM170Semester 27NoNo

Applied Methods (Master Class)

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

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

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

Introduction to Creative Industries and Arts OrganisationBusiness and ManagementBUSM171Semester 17NoNo

Introduction to Creative Industries and Arts Organisation

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

Description: This module explores the foundational concepts and theories of the creative industries. This module provides students with the relevant theories, conceptual tools and factual information necessary to gain an understanding of, and be able to engage critically with, the realities of managing, working and progressing within the cultural and creative industries. Specifically, this module aims to give you a theoretical and practical understanding of the specific characteristics of the creative sector in terms of how it is organised, intra- and inter-organisational behavior, relationship management in creative industries value chains, different business models and the major challenges creative industries firms face in the current media and competitive environment, as well as an examination into how creative sector work and development (locally and internationally) might inform each other.

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

Professional Practice in Creative Industries and Arts OrganisationBusiness and ManagementBUSM172Full year7NoNo

Professional Practice in Creative Industries and Arts Organisation

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

Description: The professional practice module runs throughout the year, in collaboration with partner organisations and with degrees of co-supervision as and when possible where students will work individually or in small groups with QMUL academics and sector practitioners. This module will allow students to get practical experience in business and public engagement strategy, organisational behavior, and global value chain ecologies in arts and cultural organisations in London. Students will form groups and co-create a specific research brief for one organisation, this assessment to be submitted in the summer term. This research work will additionally feed into students' dissertations project submissions, which are also conducted over the third semester.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Organisational Analysis in the Public SectorBusiness and ManagementBUSM173Semester 17NoNo

Organisational Analysis in the Public Sector

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Martin Laffin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides students with a strong understanding of how organisations work in the public sector across policy-making, regulatory, commissioning and service providing bodies, including in the voluntary sector. It examines organisations from a range of different perspectives, analysing them as having distinct cultures, structures, human relations practices and political systems. It will include relations between elected and appointed officials, managers and professionals, and the role of "street level bureaucrats". It also examines the internal organisational processes arising under intensive performance management and league table competition and under conditions of fiscal stress and cutback management. It will take a critical view of recent claims for "public value", "coproduction" and greater "entrepreneurship" in the public sector as well as a review of the recent austerity literature on how public sector cutbacks are designed and implemented.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Principles of Persuasion in MarketingBusiness and ManagementBUSM174Semester 27NoNo

Principles of Persuasion in Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stephan Dickert
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module is based on the realization that persuasion is a part of all communication interactions and represents the conceptual bridge between dialogue and influence. Masters students will evaluate with theories regarding the responsible and reflective use and consumption of persuasive marketing communications. The module is constructed to immerse students in theoretical insights and applications of actual persuasion in marketing and prepare them for the possible pursuit of a career in marketing and related professions.

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

Corporate Social Responsibility and Business EthicsBusiness and ManagementBUSM175Semester 27NoNo

Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sadhvi Dar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Public Management and GovernanceBusiness and ManagementBUSM176Semester 17NoNo

Public Management and Governance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Martin Laffin
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module focuses on the political context for public management, the complex accountability pressures which public managers face, the roles they play in policy-making, as well as some of the trends in public management reform. Increasingly public services are delivered by for-profit firms and non-profit organisations. The module examines the trade-offs and implementation challenges of these arrangements. Of great interest are strategies for e-government, and we'll examine the challenges involved. The module will introduce students to key issues in budgeting which affect the work of all public managers during periods of 'austerity'. We'll explore the deepening relationships between local, national and international tiers of governance.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Innovation and Global CompetitionBusiness and ManagementBUSM177Semester 17NoNo

Innovation and Global Competition

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Frances Bowen
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Technological and organisational innovation is the main source of competitive advantage and, therefore, one of the core elements of entrepreneurship and economic leadership. Thus, education in entrepreneurship would not be complete without an understanding of the industry and firm dynamics of technological innovation. This module addresses innovation issues within the context of globalisation, development and digitalisation. We will approach innovation as a strategic process, beginning with assessing the context, and then moving on to address the formulation and implementation of innovation strategies. We will address several strategic dilemmas within innovation, such as standards battles and design dominance, timing of entry, choosing innovation projects, collaborative innovation strategies and the benefits of protecting or opening up innovation for competitive strategy.

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

Graduate Professional and Academic SkillsBusiness and ManagementBUSM178Full year7NoNo

Graduate Professional and Academic Skills

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Athanasia Kalaitzi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The NCM (Non-Credit Module) will assist with the written academic work, practical problems with academic development (structure, plagiarism, collusion, etc). All these initiatives are expected to pave the way to a smoother transition to Post-Graduate setting and the expectation set by the University. The Module aims to boost the skills associated with quantitative analysis and computer lab exposures using both quantitative and qualitative inputs. Moreover classes on skills development, employability, appreciation of labour market trends, exam strategy, personal development, use of University resources are offered.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Catalan Culture: Art, Literature and FootballLanguages Linguistics and FilmCAT4011Semester 14YesNo

Catalan Culture: Art, Literature and Football

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof John London
Overlap: COM4011
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Introductory CatalanLanguages Linguistics and FilmCAT4200Full year4YesYes

Introductory Catalan

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Miss Carme Calduch Rios
Overlap: CAT110
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

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

Description: This module should be chosen by students wishing to take a full academic year of Introductory Catalan. Successful students will complete Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFRL). Teaching materials are selected with a view to introducing students to Catalan culture and society. Students are expected to actively participate in and contribute to the learning process in the classroom. They must attend five hours of teaching per week and expect to spend a further five hours per week on private study. The entire module counts towards the QMUL Model.

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

International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH
Introduction to Translation Studies: Catalan, Spanish and EnglishLanguages Linguistics and FilmCAT5008Semester 25YesNo

Introduction to Translation Studies: Catalan, Spanish and English

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Carme Calduch Rios
Overlap: HSP5008
Prerequisite: CAT4200 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: This module introduces some fundamental concepts of translation theory, overviews the history of translation paying special attention to Catalan and Spanish texts translated into English. It explores the translation of different genres such as poetry, drama, narrative, films and advertising by comparing narrative techniques and textual conventions in Catalan, Spanish and English. This module will also be an introduction to specialised translation and will explore the use of computer assisted translation tools and subtitling tools.

Assessment: 85.0% Coursework, 15.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

Catalan II IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmCAT5200Full year5YesYes

Catalan II Intensive

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Miss Carme Calduch Rios
Overlap: CAT512
Prerequisite: CAT4200 knowledge of Catalan equivalent to CEFRL level A2+/B1-
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students

QMUL Model themes supported:

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

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate and demonstrate evidence of their skills to support networking and how these have influenced their practice, their subject discipline and their career aspirations.
  • Students will be able to evaluate perspectives from different disciplines.
  • Students will be able to reflect on socio-cultural values and skills within diverse cultural and global contexts.

Description: This module is aimed at students who already have a basic knowledge of Catalan. Its focus is on developing oral fluency, improving aural and reading comprehension skills, learning new structures and vocabulary, and writing skills.

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

Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH_SLF
Catalan IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmCAT6200Full year6YesNo

Catalan III

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Miss Carme Calduch Rios
Overlap: CAT601
Prerequisite: CAT512,CAT5200
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is for students who have completed Catalan II Intensive. The focus will be on fluency, expansion of vocabulary, grammatical accuracy, advanced oral and reading comprehension, and development of writing skills.

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

LLM Law and Economics DissertationLawCCLE016Full year7NoNo

LLM Law and Economics Dissertation

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr Leon Vinokur
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The chosen topics should relate to a relevant issue within the academic fields of Law and Economics. 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: 90.0% Dissertation, 10.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Accounting for LawyersLawCCLE030Semester 17NoNo

Accounting for Lawyers

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Mr Leon Vinokur
Overlap: ECCL019
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

Derivatives in the Legal ContextLawCCLE031Semester 27NoNo

Derivatives in the Legal Context

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Dr Dorit Samuel
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This course 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 "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: % Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Risk Management in LawLawCCLE033Semester 17NoNo

Risk Management in Law

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Dr Dorit Samuel
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This course 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. The CAPM model and WACC will be taught in great details 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 using those models and other financial concepts, facilitating an acceptable legal determination as to the best selection for various risk exposure. The course will be taught on the assumption that the students have no prior knowledge of these financial concepts.

Assessment: % Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Law and Finance in PracticeLawCCLE035Semester 27NoNo

Law and Finance in Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ioannis Kokkoris
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Law and Finance DissertationLawCCLE202Full year7NoNo

Law and Finance Dissertation

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr Samuel Alexander
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Law and Finance Dissertation

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

Law and Finance DissertationLawCCLE202Full year7NoNo

Law and Finance Dissertation

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr Samuel Alexander
Overlap: None
Prerequisite:
Corequisite: None

Description: Law and Finance Dissertation

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

International Commercial Arbitration Theory and ContextLawCCDD201Full year7NoNo

International Commercial Arbitration Theory and Context

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Remy Gerbay
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The aim of this course is to establish students' knowledge and critical understanding as well as provide an
insight into the practice of international commercial arbitration as an independent comparative law subject. The subject is first examined generically, without any reference to any national laws, arbitration rules or international instruments; and then various national and institutional approaches are presented.

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

On-Line Banking and Financial ServicesLawCCDM008Semester 17NoNo

On-Line Banking and Financial Services

Credits: 15.0
Contact:
Overlap: None
Prerequisite:
Corequisite: None

Description: The aim of the module is to educate students in the law and regulation of banking and financial services with specific relevance to their provision on-line. It examines the law relating to on-line payment services and on-line investment, the consumer protection issues which arise, the authorisation and supervision of on-line financial activities and the legal issues of cross-border provision of financial services.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Privacy and Data Protection LawLawCCDM014Semester 17NoNo

Privacy and Data Protection Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Anne Flanagan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Privacy is a growing concern in today's society, where the power of computers and the growth of the Internet have combined to make it possible to collect and disseminate more information about an individual than ever before. This module explores different aspects of privacy: privacy as a theoretical concept, a social norm or value and a legal right. The primary module focus, however, is the current legal infrastructure that governs the protection of data in various jurisdictions, (including the EU, the UK, the US, Canada and Australia) and its practical implications for global business.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Intellectual Property: FoundationLawCCDM016Semester 27NoNo

Intellectual Property: Foundation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Noam Shemtov
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module aims to give you a firm foundation in the law of Intellectual Property, as it relates to computer and communications law. It should assist you to gain the maximum benefit from other module modules. It should also help you to understand the basic principles of national and international Intellectual Property law; to establish why aspects of information technology and the Internet pose problems in the applications of these principles; and to be able to analyse critically the solutions which have been put forward at a national and international level.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Information Security and the LawLawCCDM019Semester 27NoNo

Information Security and the Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Anne Flanagan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite:
Corequisite: None

Description: Protecting their critical information systems and data is a serious concern for businesses and governments. This module aims to teach you the key legal aspects and principles surrounding electronic security, authentication and authorisation, and will illustrate these principles in relation to both the legal framework of England and Wales, of the European Union and pursuant to internationally agreed standards such as ISO 17799. On completing this module, you will have an understanding of what legal and commercial factors drive information security; the legal issues that arise in relation to information security; and, most importantly, what technical issues are involved and how the law affects them.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

European Telecommunications LawLawCCDM021Full year7NoNo

European Telecommunications Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact:
Overlap: None
Prerequisite:
Corequisite: None

Description: Communication systems and services remain a key part of the information society and the delivery platform for other sectors. How these are regulated impacts their take up and development. This module aims to teach you a key aspect of communications law: the European legal framework governing the markets for telecommunications equipment network and services. It should also help you to understand: the historical development of European telecommunications law within the broader context of European Union law and policy; as well as key principles, obligations and operational implications of the current EU regulatory regime for the markets in telecommunications equipment, services and networks.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

10,000 Word DissertationLawCCDM023Full year7NoNo

10,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

10,000 Word DissertationLawCCDM023Full year7NoNo

10,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

10,000 Word DissertationLawCCDM023Full year7NoNo

10,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

20,000 Word DissertationLawCCDM024Full year7NoNo

20,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

A Supervisor will be allocated according to topic.

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

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

20,000 Word DissertationLawCCDM024Full year7NoNo

20,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

A Supervisor will be allocated according to topic.

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

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

20,000 Word DissertationLawCCDM024Full year7NoNo

20,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

A Supervisor will be allocated according to topic.

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

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

International Telecommunications LawLawCCDM026Full year7NoNo

International Telecommunications Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Anne Flanagan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Telecommunications is an inherently transnational technology. As such, the development of telecommunications has always required substantial co-operation and agreement between nation states. Historically, the need for on-going co-operation between states has meant the establishment of inter-governmental organisations, of which the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the oldest. In addition, the nature of the industry demands the construction of communications links across jurisdictions subject to both domestic and international law. As such, the telecommunications industry has been subject to treaties and conventions established under public international law for the treatment and use of common natural resources, specifically the law of the sea and outer space law. This module broadly examines four substantive aspects of international telecommunications law: (a) The construction of international telecommunications network infrastructure, both satellites and submarine cables; (b) the standards and operating rules established under the framework of the International Telecommunications Union; (c) the impact of the World Trade Organisation and associated trade agreements on national telecommunication markets and legal regimes and (d) issues for developing countries.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

e-Commerce LawLawCCDM027Semester 17NoNo

e-Commerce Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite:
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines the legal issues pertaining to e-commerce and is addressed to lawyers wishing to act for and advise e-businesses (and other information society service providers), whether in private practice or as in-house counsel. The course takes a practical, transactional and multi-jurisdictional perspective while maintaining academic rigour. The aim is to provide an in-depth analysis and examination of the ways in which the legal framework deals with the practical issues raised by e-commerce. In particular, this course will examine gaps, conflicts and compliance issues within the current and developing legal framework on e-commerce and to what extent the existing legal framework impacts on new and emerging technologies.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Online Media RegulationLawCCDM028Semester 17NoNo

Online Media Regulation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Gavin Sutter
Overlap: None
Prerequisite:
Corequisite: None

Description: A key element in the development of the world wide web over the past decade has been its increasing colonisation by commercial interests, including commercial provision of content online. In particular, the media has actively embraced the online world; for instance, the Newspaper Society estimates that in the UK alone, 90% of regional newspapers now have an online presence with at least some degree of archival material available via that route. As technologies converge, the web has become an integral part of content delivery, with not only newspapers but also organisations such as the BBC providing online content which supplements their other services. This module will examine the issues which arise when a number of traditional legal concepts are brought into this online context - in particular, it will consider the application of the law on libel, contempt of court, and copyright as relates to the online delivery of content by the media, as well as looking at the Press Complaints Commission self-regulatory system employed by the press in the UK, which applies equally to online press content. The module will primarily use UK / EU law as a case-study, however, where relevant examples from other jurisdictions will be considered for comparative analytical purposes.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Research SeminarLawCCDM030Full year7NoNo

Research Seminar

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Students are to prepare power point presentation on a topic with in the programme area and present this at the Residential Weekend.

In addition students will have to write a 5,000 word paper on the topic.

Students will be allocated a Supervisor to assist with the preparation.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Research SeminarLawCCDM030Full year7NoNo

Research Seminar

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Students are to prepare power point presentation on a topic with in the programme area and present this at the Residential Weekend.

In addition students will have to write a 5,000 word paper on the topic.

Students will be allocated a Supervisor to assist with the preparation.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Regulation of Cross-border Online GamblingLawCCDM038Semester 27NoNo

Regulation of Cross-border Online Gambling

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite:
Corequisite: None

Description: This highly topical Module analyses the conflicts between different regulatory regimes governing online gambling in the international context and how these affect the cross-border provision of online gambling. Online gambling is a key case-study for the regulation of cross-border activities on the internet. States fundamentally disagree on how to regulate gambling, for moral, religious and social reasons, and therefore regulatory regimes differ, ranging from the prohibitionist to the permissive. The Module examines the latest legislation and cases concerning online gambling by comparing different regulatory models. The
regulation of online gambling also has negative implications for the freedom to trade. Hence this Module covers international trade by making sense of the myriad of cases in the EU Internal Market and the WTO. It also explains conflict of laws issues, including which state or court is competent, which law is applicable, and what rules govern enforcement in cross-border egambling disputes. This Module represents a detailed examination of all international law issues of cross-border online gambling and thus provides an invaluable insight into internet regulation.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Internet GovernanceLawCCDM039Full year7NoNo

Internet Governance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite:
Corequisite: None

Description: The Module critically analyses internet governance and the role of different agents in governance and the UN Internet Governance Forum, discussing different modes of international governance (eg intergovernmental institutions, self-regulation). It examines ICANN's role, function and operations in particular in respect of the Domain Name System. The Module critically evaluates the nature and significance of domain names, in terms of technology, commercial interests and law (are domain names a form of property?). In this context the Module very briefly and by way of background examines the nature of the conflict between domain names and trademarks (without discussing trademark law in great detail). The Module critically assesses the Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure and the wider issues related to domain name dispute resolution. It analyses the issue of identifying the person registering a domain name (WHOIS) and the role of registrars and registries in law enforcement and in respect of policy-making. One aspect of policy making in the domain name space is whether certain types of internet activities (gambling, pornography) should be limited to certain types of domains in order to achieve important policy goals such as child protection. The Module also compares governance in respect of the generic TLDs with CC TLDs to compare different models of internet governance in order to assess their effectiveness. Finally the Module examines the new generic TLDs and their impact on trademarks, policy, dispute resolution and law enforcement.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Online TrademarksLawCCDM040Full year7NoNo

Online Trademarks

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Noam Shemtov
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The Module focuses trademark infringement on the internet and in particular the conflict between trademarks and domain names and the use of trademarks in the metatags of websites and the use of trademarks in keyword advertising (search engines, online marketplaces). This involves an overview of trademark law from a comparative perspective (English, EU, French, German and US Federal trademark law). The Module assess the function and role of trademarks and compares this to the use on the internet. It evaluates the different types of consumer confusion on the internet and their legal assessment. It examines the role of internet service providers such as search engines, marketplaces, advertisers and how they relate to the trademark use. The Module assesses primary and secondary liability in the trademark context and the various immunities granted to internet intermediaries. The Module examines the relevant jurisprudence before the English, French, German, US Courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Negotiation and Mediation WorkshopLawCCDM042Semester 27NoNo

Negotiation and Mediation Workshop

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Loukas Mistelis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite:
Corequisite: None

Description: This is a core module for our Postgraduate Diploma in International Dispute Resolution- Mediation accredited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitration (CIArb). This course is aimed at candidates who wish to become better negotiators and who seek to develop mediation skills on a pathway to become mediators, and it is aimed at those who want to represent clients in negotiations and mediations. It is also beneficial to those who wish to develop and use mediation and negotiation skills in their current profession. The module aims to: Deliver three full days of skills-based learning before assessment Build confidence and competence to negotiate and mediate real cases. Provide 1-to-1 coaching and feedback to maximise learning Encourage active involvement in and ownership of your own learning This course is designed to build a very high level of knowledge at a rather fast pace so candidates are both competent and confident to mediate or negotiate in a variety of situations. Candidates will gain practical experience of the skills and techniques required to manage a mediation or a negotiation from initial instruction to conclusion. Candidates will be equipped with the advanced knowledge and skills and understanding in depth of what is involved in mediation and negotiation, including the various phases of negotiation and mediation, planning, understanding interests, working with emotion. The module also looks at all related legal and ethical issues and equips the students with necessary academic and practical understanding to deal with them.

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

Cloud Computing LawLawCCDM043Semester 27NoNo

Cloud Computing Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Christopher Millard
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will provide a foundation for understanding and analysing cloud computing structures and contracts for private and public sector cloud services, including standard terms and contract negotiations; the application of data protection law to the storage and other processing of information in cloud environments, including what is regulated, who is responsible, which laws apply and the circumstances in which law enforcement authorities access information; and the subsistence and ownership of proprietary rights in data stored, processed and generated in cloud environments.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Research SeminarLawCCDM044Full year7NoNo

Research Seminar

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The student will be assigned or choose a research topic on which they will prepare a power point presentation followed by the submission of a 5000 words essay, under supervision. The student will be expected to give a 40 minute presentation followed by a question and answer discussion session for a further 20 minutes at the Residential Weekend. Students will also be required to listen to presentations from fellow students and engage in the discussion session.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Research SeminarLawCCDM044Full year7NoNo

Research Seminar

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The student will be assigned or choose a research topic on which they will prepare a power point presentation followed by the submission of a 5000 words essay, under supervision. The student will be expected to give a 40 minute presentation followed by a question and answer discussion session for a further 20 minutes at the Residential Weekend. Students will also be required to listen to presentations from fellow students and engage in the discussion session.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Pre Sessional Legal Systems, Research Skills and Writing for IT LawLawCCDM045Semester 16NoNo

Pre Sessional Legal Systems, Research Skills and Writing for IT Law

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will cover: Legal Systems (national law, EU law, international law; public-private law; common-civil law; law-making; layers & hierarchies of law), Legal Sources (eg different types of legislation and case-law; how to read a case; the system of precedents in the common law etc); Legal Research Skills (where & how to find legal sources; primary & secondary sources; how to use legal sources in an argument; how to quote legal resources in a dissertation); and Legal Writing (how to construct a legal argument; how to carry out an in-depth legal argument; definitions and concepts; how to interpret the law). This module will focus on the computer and communications law field.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Cyber CrimeLawCCDM046Semester 27NoNo

Cyber Crime

Credits: 15.0
Contact:
Overlap: None
Prerequisite:
Corequisite: None

Description: Computers have made it possible for people to commit old crimes in new ways as well as new crimes such as hacking, the dissemination of computer viruses and other misuses of computers and networks. This module examines how the criminal law has had to adapt to both scenarios as well as the evidentiary and cross-border challenges that these present to law enforcement. The primary focus will be on UK law but the module will address the international response to such issues, as well as such jurisdictions as the US and Canada.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the LawLawCCDM047Full year7NoNo

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact:
Overlap: None
Prerequisite:
Corequisite: None

Description: While the use of robots creates arguably more efficient, precise and innovative outcomes, it also presents a number of questions with regards to liability, responsibility and legal personhood in criminal law, contractual obligations, and torts. The use of cognitive features allowing robots to interact with their environment inevitably raises issues of data protection and privacy.

The module covers both embodied artificial intelligent systems (robots) and non-embodied ones (intelligent agents). Distinction is also made between the behaviour of robots as tools of human interaction, and robots as independent agents in the legal arena and its legal ramifications.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

10,000 Word DissertationLawCCDM090Full year7NoNo

10,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Write a 10,000 word dissertation on a particular topic within an appropriate subject area. A Supervisor will be allocated according to topic.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

10,000 Word DissertationLawCCDM090Full year7NoNo

10,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Write a 10,000 word dissertation on a particular topic within an appropriate subject area. A Supervisor will be allocated according to topic.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

10,000 Word DissertationLawCCDM090Full year7NoNo

10,000 Word Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Write a 10,000 word dissertation on a particular topic within an appropriate subject area. A Supervisor will be allocated according to topic.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Research SeminarLawCCDM091Full year7NoNo

Research Seminar

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Research Seminar

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Research SeminarLawCCDM091Full year7NoNo

Research Seminar

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Research Seminar

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Dissertation (10,000 words)LawCCDM092Full year7NoNo

Dissertation (10,000 words)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Dissertation (independent research), an advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field of Computer and Communications Law. The particular subject area within this field is the student's own choice, guided and agreed by their allocated supervisor.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Dissertation (10,000 words)LawCCDM092Full year7NoNo

Dissertation (10,000 words)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Dissertation (independent research), an advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field of Computer and Communications Law. The particular subject area within this field is the student's own choice, guided and agreed by their allocated supervisor.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Dissertation (10,000 words)LawCCDM092Full year7NoNo

Dissertation (10,000 words)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Dissertation (independent research), an advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field of Computer and Communications Law. The particular subject area within this field is the student's own choice, guided and agreed by their allocated supervisor.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Multiparty Negotiation and MediationLawCCDM112Semester 17NoNo

Multiparty Negotiation and Mediation

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof Loukas Mistelis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite:
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will focus on complex, multi-party negotiations as well as disputes that can be managed and resolved through the combination of basic processes (negotiation, mediation, arbitration) and more complex ones, such as consensus building, reg-neg or med-arb. The course will start with a review of basic negotiation theory and skills, and will progresses to apply theoretical and behavioural approaches to negotiation, mediation, facilitation and other dispute resolution processes involving multiple parties.

We will study group and organizational behaviour, coalitions, argumentation and principled bargaining, the role of law in negotiations and mediations, tensions between competition and cooperation as modes of conflict resolution, the differences between secret and public settings for negotiation, the role of power in multi-party cases, and the role of different kinds and styles of conflict management and facilitation. The above issues will be explored in various contexts, including: environmental and commercial disputes, local governance issues, and international conflicts. We will discuss matters of strategy, skill, legality, ethics and legitimacy in the use of these different approaches to conflict resolution. The goal of the module, in addition to building up the students' knowledge of the field, is to provide them with negotiation and mediation experience, and to sharpen their analytical and interpersonal skills.

The module will consist of on-line distance learning sessions that may include chat room discussions/tutorials.

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

Labour DisputesLawCCDM113Semester 17NoNo

Labour Disputes

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof Loukas Mistelis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite:
Corequisite: None

Description: The purpose of this module is to provide you with knowledge of Alternative Dispute Resolution in labour and also corporate disputes. When talking about labour disputes, the focus will be on disputes between employer and employees, employer and works council and employer and unions. When talking about corporate disputes, the focus will be on disputes within the management who acts according to certain jurisdictions also in the field of labour law, as well as between management and supervisory bodies.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Legal Principles and Concepts in Computer and Communications LawLawCCDM116Semester 26NoNo

Legal Principles and Concepts in Computer and Communications Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This Module will provide non law students with the fundamental principles and concepts of the core legal subjects of tort, contract, criminal law, administrative/constitutional and property law. The Module will introduce these subjects to the students and also explain the connections and differences between different areas of law (eg private-public law) and the wider legal system (eg the national and international layers; civil law and case law). The principles and concepts will be explained by using examples and cases from the Computer and Communications Law field. The students will learn to apply and critically analyse the legal principles in these fields to the subject area of computer and communications law.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Banking Law: InternationalLawCCLD360Semester 17NoNo

Banking Law: International

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof George Walker
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The purpose of the course is to examine the nature and content of banking law and regulation at the international, European and UK levels with reference to US law as well. Banking markets are key drivers in any national, regional or global economy with banks carrying out a number of essential services without which no economy could operate. Banking markets are nevertheless unstable and prone to significant crisis and collapse which was confirmed by the severity and damaging impact of the recent financial crises in global, European and national financial markets. Many difficult problems still arise with regard to the causes of the crises and most appropriate responses going forward. All of the relevant issues that arise in this exciting area are examined in this course.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Banking LawLawCCLD361Semester 27NoNo

Banking Law

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof George Walker
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The purpose of the course is to examine the nature and content of private banking law at the UK, European and international levels. Banking Law is concerned with the private law aspects of banks and banking including both Commercial Banking and Investment Banking. Banks are among the most important financial institutions within any economy, nationally and internationally, and the City of London is one of the foremost financial centres of the world. This module examines all aspects of the law governing the structure, operation and function of banks and banking markets from a UK as well as European and international perspective. The course is essentially private law based although it also examines recent areas of significant law reform especially following the recent financial crises in banking markets.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

International Finance LawLawCCLD362Semester 17NoNo

International Finance Law

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof George Walker
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The purpose of the course is to examine the principal markets and main professional documentation used in the international finance and capital markets. International finance markets are key drivers in national and international economies and the new global economy. The City of London remains one of the key financial centres in the world for all of these markets and activities. This course examines the nature, function, structure, operation and importance of all of the key financial markets involved. This is essentially a private law, contract or transactional and documentation course which provides professional preparation in designing, structuring and executing all of the principal separate financial contracts involved

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

International Finance Law AppliedLawCCLD363Semester 27NoNo

International Finance Law Applied

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof George Walker
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The purpose of the course is to examine the principal markets and main professional documentation used in more specialist international finance and capital markets. International finance markets are key drivers in national and international economies and the new global economy. The City of London remains one of the key financial centres in the world for all of these markets and activities. The course examines the nature, function, structure, operation and importance of all of the key financial markets involved. This is essentially a private law, contract or transactional and documentation course which provides professional preparation in designing, structuring and executing all of the principal separate financial contracts involved. The course can be taken with International Finance Law or as a free standing module.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Law and Finance in Emerging EconomiesLawCCLD364Semester 17NoNo

Law and Finance in Emerging Economies

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Dr Gabriel Gari
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Developing and emerging countries vary in size, resource endowments and income levels, but they face similar challenges to access capital for financing development and put it to good use. The module examines the legal framework underpinning the mobilisation of domestic public and private financial resources in developing countries. It discusses the relationship between legal institutions, financial markets, economic growth and development. It considers practical measures for ensuring a financial system capable of channelling domestic private savings into productive investment and the effective and efficient mobilisation of domestic public resources. Topics covered include financial law reform, capital markets finance, microfinance, infrastructure finance, pension system reform and the mobilisation of public financial resources in developing and emerging economies. This module will be particularly attractive to students interested in career paths in international financial institutions, development organizations, consulting firms, government bodies, law firms, commercial banks and NGOs concerned with development finance.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Legal Aspects of Financing DevelopmentLawCCLD365Semester 27NoNo

Legal Aspects of Financing Development

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Dr Gabriel Gari
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Developing countries vary in size, resource endowments and income levels, but they face similar challenges to access capital for financing development and put it to good use. The module examines the legal framework underpinning the flow of different sources of external capital to developing countries, the terms and conditions upon which capital is provided and its development impact. Topics covered include private sources of capital (debt financing, foreign investment, remittances) and public sources of capital (IMF lending, Development Banks' lending, official development assistance). The module discusses contentious issues on international development finance such as the conditionality attached to financial assistance provided by international financial institutions, sovereign debt restructure, the policy space conferred by international investment agreements to maximise the development impact of foreign direct investment and aid effectiveness. This module will be particularly attractive to students interested in career paths in international financial institutions, development organizations, consulting firms, government bodies, law firms, commercial banks and NGOs concerned with development finance.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Regulation of Financial MarketsLawCCLD366Semester 17NoNo

Regulation of Financial Markets

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof Rosa Lastra
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The purpose of this module is to examine the structure and regulation of financial markets, with emphasis on the legal aspects of money, banking and central banking. The module provides an overview of monetary and financial regulation drawing on a comparative study of the law in relevant financial centres in the US, UK, EU and Japan as well as on the increasing corpus of international financial 'soft law' (such as the Basel capital rules) and considers the dynamics of financial regulation in emerging economies. The module goes beyond the description of the black letter law and explains the underlying economic and political forces which bring that law into being, analyzing the interaction between law and finance. Focus is on regulatory issues, and not on contractual or transactional aspects. It is an essential module for any student wishing to specialise in financial law and/or in international finance.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

International Financial RegulationLawCCLD367Semester 27NoNo

International Financial Regulation

Credits: 22.5
Contact:
Overlap: None
Prerequisite:
Corequisite: None

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. Te module also considers the sources and evolution of international financial regulation and the competing demands between prudential regulation and financial services liberalization. Focus is on regulatory issues, and not on contractual or transactional aspects. It is an essential module for any student wishing to specialise in financial law and/or in international finance.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Corporate Finance LawLawCCLD372Semester 17NoNo

Corporate Finance Law

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Primarily the course aims to contribute to a critical understanding of the subject matter through the combined study of theories of regulation in general and the corporate dynamics in particular, with a special focus on the different stakeholders involved in international corporate finance. The module will focus on providing an introduction to the different corporate financing options, methods and techniques, with special emphasis on the use of debt and equity. The course is strongly committed to presenting a global and comparative perspective highlighting the contemporary principles and international trends of corporate finance rather than the pointillist and ephemeral details of national rule books.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As)LawCCLD373Semester 27NoNo

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As)

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is a corporate and financial regulation module analyzing transactions using sophisticated methodologies. The module will focus on issues such as: due diligence, purchase sale agreements and contractual governance; the role of the board of directors in an acquisition/financing transaction; the permissibility and regulation of takeover defenses in the UK, the US and the EU; the protection of minority shareholders in common law and civil law jurisdictions; the protection of other constituencies such as employees affected by control transactions; and financial assistance regulation in the UK, US and the EU. The course is strongly committed to presenting a global and comparative perspective highlighting the contemporary principles and trends of corporate finance rather than the pointillist and ephemeral details of national rule books.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

EU Financial and Monetary LawLawCCLD377Semester 17NoNo

EU Financial and Monetary Law

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Prof Rosa Lastra
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The purpose of this module is to analyze 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 course 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. This is an essential course for any student that wishes to practise financial law in the EU. It is a highly recommended module for anyone specializing in financial law, international finance or in European law. It provides an excellent background for anyone aspiring to work in European institutions, such as the European Central Bank or the European Commission and in national or European regulatory agencies and for students from other regions in the World that wishto understand better the process of European financial integration.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Securities RegulationLawCCLD378Semester 27NoNo

Securities Regulation

Credits: 22.5
Contact: Dr Andromachi Georgosouli
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines the law and regulation of conduct of business/market conduct aspects of financial intermediation seeing from the angle of investor protection in primary and secondary capital markets. It covers a wide range of issues including the reform of the regulation of financial intermediation in the aftermath of the 2008 credit crisis, conduct of business rules, financial mis-selling, market abuse, the regulation of credit rating agencies, hedge funds regulation, and the regulation of financial resilience. The module covers policy issues, statutory materials and case law. UK regulation is examined within the context of EU law and regulation. Where appropriate specific themes are discussed with reference to international harmonization initiatives and/or comparative analysis with parallel developments in the US. The module also places emphasis on the practical problems, which arise in capital markets and consider ways in which these may be addressed in the future.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Law and Economics I (for Lawyers)LawCCLE001Semester 17NoNo

Law and Economics I (for Lawyers)

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

Description: This course introduces concepts in Economics at a level that is appropriate for students with a legal background to master them . The first part of the course introduces the student to basic understanding of Economics as a social science subject. The focus eventually turns to specific fields in Economics and their application in different economic situations. Tools and basic Microeconomics and Macroeconomics models 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 interaction among economic agents and entities. Specific examples are used to analyze actual situations and explore different possible solutions using economic models. The course will be taught on the assumption that the students have no prior knowledge of Economics.

Assessment: % Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Law and Economics I (for Economists)LawCCLE002Semester 17NoNo

Law and Economics I (for Economists)

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

Description: This course introduces concepts in Law to non-lawyers to be able to comprehend legal reasoning and the dynamics behind the law. The course will start at a level that is appropriate for students with an economic background enabling them to master the understanding of the law. It will start with the basic building blocks, i.e. the function of the law, sources etc. It will build into legal methods, legal reasoning and the importance of precedents and even more complex issues around the financial markets.

Assessment: % Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Law and Economics IILawCCLE003Semester 27NoNo

Law and Economics II

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

Description: This course introduces concepts in Economics at a level that is appropriate for students in the programme. The first part of the course introduces the student to basic understanding of what the Economic Analysis of Law is. The focus eventually turns to specifying economic efficiency in a legal context. Then externalities and strategic behavior is analysed within a legal context.Tools and basic models in Microeconomics will be examined within a legal framework. Through the course analysis, students will develop a thorough understanding of the economic reasoning behind regulations. Specific applications are used to analyze actual situations and explore different possible solutions using economic models.

Assessment: % Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Drug Design and DevelopmentBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE406USemester 17NoNo

Drug Design and Development

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Marina Resmini
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is designed for students in the fourth year of the F152 MSci programme in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and will be offered as an option. Pre-requisite 18 modules passed in F152. The aim of the module is to introduce you to the approaches currently employed in the pharmaceutical industry for drug discovery and development using a number of recent case studies as exemplars. The module will introduce you to the physical and chemical approaches used in the design and development of new drugs and will make them aware of the physiological/pharmacological issues that need to be considered before a drug can be used clinically.

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

Chemistry Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE600Full year6NoNo

Chemistry Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Tony Vlcek
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Prerequisites: Students with an average of 60% or above (combination of first year and second year results) are eligible to register for this module. Overall the module is expected to involve students for approximately 18h/week, for 12 weeks, spent on laboratory and library work, plus additional time spent on data analysis and on writing the dissertation.

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

Chemistry Investigative ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE601Full year6NoNo

Chemistry Investigative Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Tony Vlcek
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Literature Project in ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE602Full year6NoNo

Literature Project in Chemistry

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

Description: Students work independently on topics set by their project supervisors. The work involves searching, reviewing and critical evaluation of a well-defined area of the scientific literature. A final dissertation is prepared, based upon the investigative work that has been undertaken. Students are also required to present their work in a seminar, at a level appropriate for a specialist audience.

Assessment: 80.0% Dissertation, 20.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

Chemical Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE700PFull year7NoNo

Chemical Research Project

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

Description: This module involves students carrying-out an original piece of experimental or computational research on projects agreed with their academic supervisor. Projects are in the areas of biological, organic, inorganic, physical, materials or theoretical/computational chemistry; or a combination thereof. The work also involves an in-depth and critical evaluation and dissemination of the relevant literature associated with the topic and methodologies employed.

A dissertation is prepared and defended in an oral examination (mid-September); students also present their work in the form of a ~15-20 min research seminar (mid-September).

The diversity of expertise of the chemistry and biochemistry faculty involved with the programme affords a wide range of project choice within the chemical sciences, in addition to facilitating identification of potential project supervisors.

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

Chemistry MSci Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE750Full year7NoNo

Chemistry MSci Research Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Peter Wyatt
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The students work independently on research topics set by their project supervisors. Original experimental or theoretical work is the principal component of advanced projects. The work also involves critical evaluation of previously published results. A dissertation is prepared and defended in an oral examination; students also present their work in the form of a poster and as a short oral presentation.

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

Pharmaceutical Chemistry MSci Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE751Full year7NoNo

Pharmaceutical Chemistry MSci Research Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Peter Wyatt
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Students work independently on a research topic in pharmaceutically-related chemistry, set by their project supervisors. Original experimental or theoretical work is the principal component of this advanced project. The work also involves critical evaluation of previously published results. A dissertation is prepared describing the research work undertaken, and placing it in the context of other research in the field. The dissertation is defended in an oral examination; students also present their work in the form of a poster and as a short oral presentation.

Assessment: 50.0% Dissertation, 27.5% Coursework, 22.5% Practical
Level: 7
Timetable:

Introduction to Literature: Texts and ContextsLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM101Semester 14NoNo

Introduction to Literature: Texts and Contexts

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Will Mcmorran
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides an accessible but challenging introduction to the study of literature. It offers students an opportunity to exploreboth literary texts and the critical and theoretical contexts that shape our interpretation of them. Through the close analysis of a whole range of short texts and extracts, this module considers the literary in relation to popular culture, and examines critical concepts such as genre, period, influence, and the canon. No language requirement.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

The Scene of ReadingLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM200Semester 15NoNo

The Scene of Reading

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Leonard Olschner
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: COM4201 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: This module explores the theme of reading in literature, film, and the visual arts, and in theoretical writings past and present. Literary texts will range from the early modern to the post-modern novel, and will be taken from European and other literatures. The figure of the reader in film and the visual arts will also be examined, while recent theories of narrative, reading and reception will allow students to reflect upon their own processes as readers and spectators.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Essential Skills for ChemistsBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE100Full year4NoYes

Essential Skills for Chemists

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

QMUL Model themes supported:

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

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify and discuss their own career aspirations or relevant skills and knowledge and how they impact on others.
  • Students will be able to identify and demonstrate the perspectives or problem solving techniques of different disciplines.
  • Students will be able to consider the role of their discipline in diverse cultural and global contexts.

Description: This module is intended for students studying on chemistry-based degree programmes (including F100, F103, 9A32, F152, 2L22 and F154).

This module is structured around three main key areas:

(1) Acquiring mathematical skills for problem solving in chemistry.
The module will explain how mathematics underpin chemistry and will support students in acquiring a variety of key mathematical skills used to solve problem in chemistry. The material covered in this module includes: basic numeracy skills, units and order of magnitude, simple mathematical calculations, introductory calculus (differentiation/integration), complex numbers, matrices, geometry, application of probability theory in chemistry and statistical analysis of data.

(2) Considering the role of Chemistry in the "real world" and Developing graduate skills.
Through personal investigation and series of talk of professional Chemists, students will be encouraged to consider the role of chemistry in an applied context and gain a more global perspective of their discipline. Students will also develop through this module, oral and written communication skills and some basic literature search technique.

(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 Chemists from diverse backgrounds.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectives
Foundations of Practical ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE101Full year4NoNo

Foundations of Practical Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sarantos Marinakis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is appropriate to first-year students undertaking degree programmes in the chemical sciences. It provides training in the principles and practice of key techniques of practical chemistry - including analytical methods, synthetic procedures, methods of purification, and the use of a range of instrumental techniques. Topics such as good laboratory practice, health and safety in the laboratory, the preparation of laboratory reports amd data analysis techniques are also covered.

Assessment: 100.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

Foundations of Practical Chemistry (Sem A)Biological and Chemical SciencesCHE101ASemester 14NoNo

Foundations of Practical Chemistry (Sem A)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sarantos Marinakis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is for associate (study-abroad) students only. It provides training in the principles and practice of techniques of practical chemistry - including analytical methods, basic synthetic procedures, methods of purification and various instrumental techniques. Topics such as good laboratory practice, health and safety in the laboratory, the preparation of laboratory reports and data analysis techniques are also covered.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Foundations of Practical Chemistry (Sem B)Biological and Chemical SciencesCHE101BSemester 24NoNo

Foundations of Practical Chemistry (Sem B)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sarantos Marinakis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is for associate (study-abroad) students only. It provides training in the principles and practice of techniques of practical chemistry - including analytical methods, basic synthetic procedures, methods of purification and various instrumental techniques. Topics such as good laboratory practice, health and safety in the laboratory, the preparation of laboratory reports and data analysis techniques are also covered. Students wishing to register for this module must be able to demonstrate some prior experience of the basic techniques of practical chemistry, equivalent to that provided by the CHE101A module.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Fundamentals of Organic ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE102ASemester 14YesNo

Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stellios Arseniyadis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: A-level chemistry (or equivalent)
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is designed to introduce first year students to the fundamental principles underpinning organic chemistry. A substantial introduction, covering topics such as stucture, bonding, stereochemistry, acidity and curved arrow formalism will provide students with basic tools required to explain and predict the structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Focus is then given to reactivity, using a mechanistic approach to discuss topics such as nucleophillic substitution, elimination reactions, electrophillic addition, aromatic chemistry and carbonyl chemistry.

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

Fundamentals of Organic ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE102BSemester 24YesNo

Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nathalie Lebrasseur
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: A-level chemistry (or equivalent)
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is designed to introduce first year students to the fundamental principles underpinning organic chemistry. A substantial introduction, covering topics such as stucture, bonding, stereochemistry, acidity and curved arrow formalism will provide students with basic tools required to explain and predict the structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Focus is then given to reactivity, using a mechanistic approach to discuss topics such as nucleophillic substitution, elimination reactions, electrophillic addition, aromatic chemistry and carbonyl chemistry.

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

Fundamentals of SpectroscopyBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE104Semester 14YesNo

Fundamentals of Spectroscopy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maxie Roessler
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: A-level chemistry (or equivalent)
Corequisite: None

Description: Spectroscopic techniques have revolutionised our understanding of matter at the molecular level and are essential tools in chemical research and in the development of the subject. This module aims to provide students with a coherent and rigorous introduction to the principles and applications of spectroscopic techniques, in a way that spans the traditional fields of chemistry. It covers the more common techniques, including IR, UV-VIS and NMR spectroscopy, and lays the foundations for more detailed coverage of spectroscopic techniques in subsequent years of the degree programme.

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

States of Matter and Analytical ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE108Semester 24YesNo

States of Matter and Analytical Chemistry

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

Description: This module is designed to introduce first year students to the properties of the different phases of matter (gases, liquids and solids), and to the theory and practise of analytical chemistry viewed from a physical and inorganic chemistry perspective. The module considers the various types of interactions that occur between atoms and molecules, and how these influence the molecular behaviour and the characteristics of the various phases of matter. The review of solid structures includes an introduction to crystallography and diffraction. The introduction to analytical chemistry will cover topics such as sample preparation, qualitative tests, gravimetric and combustion analysis, electroanalytical chemistry, an introduction to mass spectrometry and the basics of separation science, including GC and HLPC.

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

Fundamentals of Inorganic ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE113Semester 14YesNo

Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Isaac Abrahams
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is designed to introduce first year students to fundamental principles underpinning physical and inorganic chemistry. The first section of the module will give detailed consideration to theories of atomic structure, and the nature of bonding in molecules and inorganic complexes. The second section of the module focusses on factors controlling chemical reactivity - specifically chemical thermodynamics, reaction equilibria, and the kinetics of chemical processes.

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

Fundamentals of Physical ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE114Semester 24YesNo

Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matteo Palma
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is designed to introduce first year students to fundamental principles underpinning physical and inorganic chemistry. The first section of the module will give detailed consideration to theories of atomic structure, and the nature of bonding in molecules and inorganic complexes. The second section of the module focusses on factors controlling chemical reactivity - specifically chemical thermodynamics, reaction equilibria, and the kinetics of chemical processes.

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

Professional Placement in ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE200Full year5NoNo

Professional Placement in Chemistry

Credits: 120.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Structure and Reactivity in Organic Chemistry (Sem A)Biological and Chemical SciencesCHE202ASemester 15YesNo

Structure and Reactivity in Organic Chemistry (Sem A)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Christopher Jones
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE102A, CHE102B
Corequisite: None

Description: This module aims to provide a wide understanding of the occurrence, synthesis and behaviour of organic compounds. Topics to be covered include: enolate chemistry, introduction to radical chemistry, oxidation and reduction reactions. The use of spectroscopic techniques as a tool for structure determination in organic chemistry will also be considered.

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

Structure and Reactivity in Organic Chemistry (Sem B)Biological and Chemical SciencesCHE202BSemester 25YesNo

Structure and Reactivity in Organic Chemistry (Sem B)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nathalie Lebrasseur
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE102A, CHE102B
Corequisite: None

Description: This course aims to provide a wide understanding of the occurrence, synthesis and behaviour of organic compounds. Topics to be covered include: reactivity of conjugated systems, pericyclic reactions and introduction to heterocyclic chemistry. The use of spectroscopic techniques as a tool for structure determination in organic chemistry will also be considered.

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

Solid State and Inorganic Chemistry (Sem A)Biological and Chemical SciencesCHE203ASemester 15YesNo

Solid State and Inorganic Chemistry (Sem A)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Isaac Abrahams
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE103A, CHE103B, CHE104
Corequisite: None

Description: This module introduces key aspects of inorganic chemistry, including crystal chemistry, crystallography, electronic structure of solids and main group chemistry. Periodic trends in the p-block are considered. Synthesis, structure and bonding are discussed, with emphasis on aluminosilicates and boron hydrides. In addition, characterisation techniques such as X-ray diffraction and multi-nuclear NMR are introduced.

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

Solid State and Inorganic Chemistry (Sem B)Biological and Chemical SciencesCHE203BSemester 25YesNo

Solid State and Inorganic Chemistry (Sem B)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Tony Vlcek
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE103A, CHE103B, CHE104
Corequisite: None

Description: This module introduces key aspects of transition metal chemistry. Periodic trends in the transition metals are considered. Synthesis, structure and bonding are discussed in transition metal complexes. In addition, characterisation techniques such as optical absorption spectroscopy are introduced, and d-d transitions and spectroscopic term symbols discussed.

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

Physical & Quantum Chemistry (Sem A)Biological and Chemical SciencesCHE204ASemester 15YesNo

Physical & Quantum Chemistry (Sem A)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gregory Chass
Overlap: CHE204
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module introduces key concepts of quantum mechanics in a chemical context, explaining how the theories of quantum mechanics can be applied to atoms and molecules so as to rationalise the structure, properties and chemical reactivity of such entities.

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

Physical & Quantum Chemistry (Sem B)Biological and Chemical SciencesCHE204BSemester 25YesNo

Physical & Quantum Chemistry (Sem B)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Devis Di Tommaso
Overlap: CHE204
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module considers the fundamental role of molecular symmetry in bonding and in determining molecular properties. A range of spectroscopic techniques are then considered in detail, with emphasis on developing understanding of the theoretical principles and the applications of the techniques in studying molecular structure and chemical reactivity.

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

Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Sem A)Biological and Chemical SciencesCHE206ASemester 15YesNo

Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Sem A)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lesley Howell
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE102A, CHE102B
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides an introduction to the action of medicinal drugs. The topics covered include receptors, concentration-response relationships, drug disposition and pharmacokinetics and elementary structure-activity relationships.

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

Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Sem B)Biological and Chemical SciencesCHE206BSemester 25YesNo

Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Sem B)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lesley Howell
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE206A
Corequisite: None

Description: Major classes of drugs, and their mechanism of actions in treating disease, are reviewed in this module. Prototypical drugs and those developed to refine the properties of earlier examples are also considered. The rationale for developing, or prescribing, a particular drug is presented. Undesireable effects of drugs and drug-drug interactions are also discussed.

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

Practical ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE211Full year5NoNo

Practical Chemistry

Credits: 10.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE101
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is designed for second-year students undertaking degree programmes in the chemical sciences. It provides training at an intermediate-level in the principles and application of techniques of practical chemistry, and spans the traditional disciplines of organic, inorganic, physical and theoretical chemistry. Students will gain experience in a range of analytical methods, synthetic procedures, instrumental techniques and computational techniques. The module also includes training in the preparation of laboratory reports and data analysis techniques, as well as aspects relating to health and safety in the laboratory.

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

Advanced Practical Chemistry 1Biological and Chemical SciencesCHE301Semester 16NoNo

Advanced Practical Chemistry 1

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Cristina Giordano
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Organic SynthesisBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE302PSemester 17NoNo

Organic Synthesis

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

Description: This module covers the techniques used to plan the syntheses of organic compounds, together with a selection of reaction types that may be used in organic synthesis. The aim is to provide you with sufficient knowledge and experience to analyse and evaluate the design of syntheses of molecules of pharmaceutical relevance. The second half is specifically designed to give students an understanding of advanced heterocyclic chemistry, again covering examples that are appropriate to the pharmaceutical industry. The aim here is to enable you to design syntheses of a range of types of heterocyclic compounds and to predict the reactivity of these compounds with a variety of common reagents.

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

Organic SynthesisBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE302USemester 16NoNo

Organic Synthesis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Wyatt
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE202B
Corequisite: None

Description: The module aims to provide a wide understanding of the occurrence, synthesis and behaviour of organic compounds. Topics to be covered include: theory and application of retrosynthetic analysis, modern heteroatom chemistry, reactive intermediates & aromatic chemistry. The use of spectroscopic techniques as a tool for structure determination in organic chemistry will be embedded within the course. The module builds upon the knowledge of structure and reactivity of organic molecules gained in CHE202.

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

Topics in Inorganic ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE303PSemester 16NoNo

Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

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

Description: This module covers aspects of modern inorganic chemistry. It is essentially divided into two parts viz: modern solid state chemistry and aspects of modern organometallic chemistry. A basic introduction to each topic is given before specialist topics are discussed. The specialist topics vary from year to year.

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

Topics in Inorganic ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE303USemester 16NoNo

Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Isaac Abrahams
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Prerequisites: Atomic, Molecular and Ionic Structure (CHE111), Transition Metal Chemistry (CHE312). This module covers aspects of modern inorganic chemistry. It is essentially divided into two parts viz: modern solid state chemistry and aspects of modern organometallic chemistry. A basic introduction to each topic is given before specialist topics are discussed. The specialist topics vary from year to year.

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

Topics in Physical ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE304PSemester 16NoNo

Topics in Physical Chemistry

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

Description: This module will explore the theory of ionic solutions, the properties of interfaces and the behaviour of molecules at interfaces, and experimental methods for the investigation and characterisation of such systems. This will include discussion of topics such as the conductivity and electrochemistry of ionic solutions, molecular adsorption at interfaces and self-assembly, the structure of solid surfaces and experimental techniques such as atomic force microscopy.

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

Topics in Physical ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE304USemester 16NoNo

Topics in Physical Chemistry

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

Description: This module will explore the theory of ionic solutions, the properties of interfaces and the behaviour of molecules at interfaces, and experimental methods for the investigation and characterisation of such systems. This will include discussion of topics such as the conductivity and electrochemistry of ionic solutions, molecular adsorption at interfaces and self-assembly, the structure of solid surfaces and experimental techniques such as atomic force microscopy.

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

Computational ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE305PSemester 26NoNo

Computational Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gregory Chass
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module discusses key approaches in modern theoretical and computational chemistry, including HF, post-HF and DFT methods, and considers the application of such methods to study of the structure, properties and chemical reactivity of individual molecules, and further extended to the study of condensed matter.

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

Computational ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE305USemester 26NoNo

Computational Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gregory Chass
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module discusses key approaches in modern theoretical and computational chemistry, including HF, post-HF and DFT methods, and considers the application of such methods to study of the structure, properties and chemical reactivity of individual molecules, and further extended to the study of condensed matter.

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

Advanced Pharmaceutical ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE306PSemester 26NoNo

Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lesley Howell
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Advanced Pharmaceutical ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE306USemester 26NoNo

Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lesley Howell
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Bioorganic ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE307Semester 26NoNo

Bioorganic Chemistry

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

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

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

Advanced Analytical Chemistry and SpectroscopyBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE308PSemester 26NoNo

Advanced Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy

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

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

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

Advanced Analytical Chemistry & SpectroscopyBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE308USemester 26NoNo

Advanced Analytical Chemistry & Spectroscopy

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

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

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

Advanced Practical Chemistry 2Biological and Chemical SciencesCHE311Semester 26NoNo

Advanced Practical Chemistry 2

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

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

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Professional Skills for ChemistsBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE401Full year7NoNo

Professional Skills for Chemists

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

Description: This module aims at developing students' awareness of the role of chemistry in contemporary societal and global issues and at equipping final year students with the key skills required to address some of the challenges that they are likely to encounter as professional chemists. Topics such as green chemistry, industrial safety, intellectual property and ethical issues arising during professional practice of chemistry will be discussed. This module will particularly focus on developing communication skills that will allow students to evaluate, interpret, synthesise and discuss chemical information effectively and present scientific material to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Advanced Biological ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE402Semester 17NoNo

Advanced Biological Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Marina Resmini
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: CHE302U
Corequisite: None

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

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

Advanced Biological ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE402PSemester 17NoNo

Advanced Biological Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Marina Resmini
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Advanced Topics in Inorganic ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE403PSemester 17NoNo

Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

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

Description: This module seeks to provide a coherent introduction into the roles that metals play in biological and medicinal systems. The first six lectures of the module focus on electron transfer and will include an introduction to basic terms (redox potential and its tuning in biological systems, excited-state electron transfer) and elements of the Marcus theory, followed by a discussion of electron transfer processes in biology, including light-energy harvesting and conversion in photosynthetic reaction centre, long-range electron transfer in metalloproteins, DNA and molecular wires. Application in molecular devices will be discussed as well. Molecular redox chemistry and electrochemistry including redox catalysis is surveyed.The next set of lectures detail the role that metal plays in a range of biological systems and in medical applications. Initially the focus will be on electron transport in naturally occurring systems such as in the oxygen evolving centre within PS2 of the photosynthetic apparatus, nitrogenase enzymes and the role of iron-porphyrin complexes in biological electron transfer. There will then follow a discussion of the roles metals play as Lewis acids in a range of biological systems covering metalloenzymes such as carbonic anhydrase, liver alcohol dehrdrogenase and nickel urease. The final lectures in this part of the module will focus on the roles metal play in medicine eg anti-ageing drugs, anti-cancer drugs and in imaging agents.The final four lectures of the module will begin with an introduction to the important area of biomaterials, which will then be followed by an overview of selected topics from the areas of metallic biomaterials, ceramic biomaterials and bioglasses. The final lecture will consider implant/host interactions and the factors affecting long-term performance of a biomaterial.

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

Advanced Topics in Inorganic ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE403USemester 17NoNo

Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

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

Description: Prerequisites: Contemporary Inorganic Chemistry (CHE512). This module seeks to provide a coherent introduction into the roles that metals play in biological and medicinal systems. The first six lectures of the module focus on electron transfer and will include an introduction to basic terms (redox potential and its tuning in biological systems, excited-state electron transfer) and elements of the Marcus theory, followed by a discussion of electron transfer processes in biology, including light-energy harvesting and conversion in photosynthetic reaction centre, long-range electron transfer in metalloproteins, DNA and molecular wires. Application in molecular devices will be discussed as well. Molecular redox chemistry and electrochemistry including redox catalysis is surveyed.The next set of lectures detail the role that metal plays in a range of biological systems and in medical applications. Initially the focus will be on electron transport in naturally occurring systems such as in the oxygen evolving centre within PS2 of the photosynthetic apparatus, nitrogenase enzymes and the role of iron-porphyrin complexes in biological electron transfer. There will then follow a discussion of the roles metals play as Lewis acids in a range of biological systems covering metalloenzymes such as carbonic anhydrase, liver alcohol dehrdrogenase and nickel urease. The final lectures in this part of the module will focus on the roles metal play in medicine eg anti-ageing drugs, anti-cancer drugs and in imaging agents.The final four lectures of the module will begin with an introduction to the important area of biomaterials, which will then be followed by an overview of selected topics from the areas of metallic biomaterials, ceramic biomaterials and bioglasses. The final lecture will consider implant/host interactions and the factors affecting long-term performance of a biomaterial.

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

Advanced Topics in Physical ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE404PSemester 27NoNo

Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry

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

Description: Prerequisites: Molecules and Ions at Interfaces (SBC702). For F152 students only. This module will cover various advanced concepts of colloidal system and their application. An overview of the concepts involved such as surface tension and surfactants, monolayers such as lipids will be given. We shall investigate the application of colloids and their structures and characterisation. Techniques such as light scattering, small angle X-ray and neutron scattering as well as rheology of these systems will be covered. Various examples of in pharmaceuticals and natural products design will be discussed.

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

Advanced Topics in Physical ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE404USemester 27NoNo

Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry

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

Description: Prerequisites: Molecules and Ions at Interfaces (SBC702). For F152 students only. This module will cover various advanced concepts of colloidal systems and their application. An overview of the concepts involved such as surface tension and surfactants, monolayers such as lipids will be given. We shall investigate the application of colloids and their structures and characterisation. Techniques such as light scattering, small angle X-ray and neutron scattering as well as rheology of these systems will be covered. Various examples of in pharmaceuticals and natural products design will be discussed.

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

Advanced Topics in Organic ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE405PSemester 27NoNo

Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry

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

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

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

Advanced Topics in Organic ChemistryBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE405USemester 27NoNo

Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry

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

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

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

Drug Design and DevelopmentBiological and Chemical SciencesCHE406PSemester 17NoNo

Drug Design and Development

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Marina Resmini
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The aim of the module is to focus on drug discovery and development using a number of case studies and the most recent advances in the pharmaceutical chemistry approaches. At the end of this module students should be able to discuss the physical and chemical approaches to the design and development of new drugs and be aware of the physiological/pharmacological issues that need to be considered before a drug can be used clinically.

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

The Rise and Fall of the Hero(ine)Languages Linguistics and FilmCOM7032Semester 27NoNo

The Rise and Fall of the Hero(ine)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ruediger Goerner
Overlap: GER7032
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: From Ariosto's epos Orlando furioso to Mario Vargas Llosa's A discreet hero, modernism in literature and literary theory has been conditioned by critical appreciations of what might constitute the heroic. Today, in the age of the star-cult and media-assisted idolatry as secular forms of worship, questions about the status of the heroic in society and its artistic representation have again been raised by literary scholars, cultural theorists, sociologists, and psychologists alike. How appropriate a conception is the heroic in our time? Should in our time social engagement, Zivilcourage and bravery in military action be regarded as equally fit for being labelled 'heroic¿. Likewise, modern discourses on the anti-heroic have dominated literature since the emergence of the fool as a credible protagonist in the Renaissance. The anti-heroic is often associated with the `crisis of subjectivity¿ and the disintegration of the Ich. This seminar is to examine exemplary texts and cultural phenomena linked with this dual approach to the heroic.

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

Cultures of ComparisonLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM7200Semester 17NoNo

Cultures of Comparison

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Shital Pravinchandra
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This core module looks at the history of the discipline, important debates during its existence, and recent interventions about its place in the Humanities today. Comparison leads to numerous questions of cross-cultural expression - literary, cultural and theoretical: the tensions of identity and difference, the nature of texts, the rôle of the author, mythology, post-colonial theory, gender studies, philosophical issues, translation studies, and other art forms such as music and fine art.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Mapping Twentieth-Century Latin American FictionLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM7202Semester 27NoNo

Mapping Twentieth-Century Latin American Fiction

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Patricia D'Allemand
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: "The material covered in this Cultural History course is approached from a trans-Latin American comparative perspective. The module explores the various paths to literary modernisation which the Latin American novel undertook in the second half of the twentieth century, across the historically defined Caribbean, Andean, River Plate and Brazilian cultural regions. Focusing upon major landmarks of modern Latin American fiction, the course provides students with an understanding of these texts in the light of both the specific socio-political processes and the theoretical and aesthetic debates to which they are articulated."

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Postcolonial Studies TodayLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM7203Semester 27NoNo

Postcolonial Studies Today

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Shital Pravinchandra
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Why, after having such a massive impact on the study of literature, is postcolonial studies now thought by some to be obsolete? This module will consider multiple explanations for the so-called crisis in postcolonial studies today. We will examine the views of scholars who have taken the field to task for its restricted canon and capitulation to the global marketplace (Lazarus, Huggan, Brouillette). In addition, we will study alternative models such as "world literature" and environmental studies (Moretti, Nixon). Are these approaches more suited to address the economic, cultural and ecological disparities thrown up by globalisation? We will meditate these questions with the help of a range of postcolonial literary works by Amitav Ghosh, Derek Wacott, Mahasweta Devi and J.M. Coetzee, among others.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON4061Full year4YesYes

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Qian Bin
Overlap: CON4066
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

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

Description: This module is available under the 'QMUL Model'. It is 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 and is 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 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: 50.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

International perspectives
Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON4062Full year4YesYes

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I (b)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Qian Bin
Overlap: CON4067
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

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

Description: This module is available under the 'QMUL Model'. It is 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 and is 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 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: 50.0% Examination, 25.0% Practical, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

International perspectives
Madness, Past and PresentLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM210Semester 15YesYes

Madness, Past and Present

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elena Carrera
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students in HSS

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate perspectives from different disciplines.
  • Students will be able to reflect on socio-cultural values and skills within diverse cultural and global contexts.

Description: This module examines how madness has been constructed and represented in western culture from the late Middle Ages to the twenty-first century. It looks at the medical and popular notions of madness prevailing at crucial historical moments, and analyses the ways in which the main themes related to madness (fragmentation, folly, lovesickness, alienation, melancholy, delusion, derangement) have been explored and exploited in a wide selection of genres, such as autobiography, diary writing, the novel, the short story, epic poetry, theatre and film.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_POL_SLF
The Scene of WritingLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM300Semester 16NoNo

The Scene of Writing

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

Description: This module aims to acquaint students with a varied corpus of fictional and theoretical writings around the theme of the author. There are two main aims: to explore the ways in which authorship is thematized and represented in literature, film and the visual arts, and to examine changes in the ways authors have been perceived in critical and theoretical writings about literature and cinema.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Kleist and Kafka: The Stories & LettersLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM4002Semester 14YesNo

Kleist and Kafka: The Stories & Letters

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ruediger Goerner
Overlap: COM4005, GER4005, GER4002
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) and Franz Kafka (1883-1924) are arguably two of the most iconic writers in German language literature. In fact, both the 'Kleistian' style of writing and the `Kafkaesque' as an atmospheric indicator have acquired a proverbial status. Kafka repeatedly paid homage to Kleist as one of his literary `models¿. This module will focus on Kleist¿s prose, including some of his letters, comparing his achievement in both genres with that of Kafka and his most important prose. Some of their common themes like justice, guilt, and the obscure will be considered in their respective contexts.

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

German Romanticism in its European ContextLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM4004Semester 24YesNo

German Romanticism in its European Context

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ruediger Goerner
Overlap: "COM5004, GER4004, GER5004"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Romanticism was one of the defining periods in modern cultural history. Religious, philosophical and (para-)scientific phenomena were hotly debated, psychology was established and an awareness of politics became a dominant fact of life. Given wide-spread censorship the literary journal and the salon emerged as most important fora for debate. Aesthetically, a particular attraction of Romanticism was the sharing of closely related artistic experiences, such as the affirmation of sensuality and the eternal yearning for temporary fulfilment, throughout Europe for some five decades. Structured round a series of themes, this course will put German examples into the context of the European movement as a whole.

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

Catalan Culture: Art, Literature and FootballLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM4011Semester 14YesNo

Catalan Culture: Art, Literature and Football

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof John London
Overlap: CAT4011
Prerequisite: COM4201 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Paris in ArtLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM4023Semester 14YesNo

Paris in Art

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Cary Mackay
Overlap: FRE4023
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module introduces students to the historical, political, social and artistic life of Paris (19th - 21st century), through the study of a range of visual media, including painting, photography, film, posters, bande dessinée, as well as related texts. Topics will include: representations of Paris by artists from Impressionism to Surrealism; International Exhibitions; Paris as spectacle; Paris and revolution (1848, 1968); imagining Paris tomorrow. Students will acquire analytical tools to discuss visual documents in relation to historical and cultural issues.

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

Brief Encounters: Short Stories and Tall TalesLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM4200Semester 24YesNo

Brief Encounters: Short Stories and Tall Tales

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Will Mcmorran
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides an introduction to that most adaptable of literary forms: the short story. It explores texts ranging from the comic to the disturbing, and from the early modern to the post-modern, by major European and Latin American Authors. Texts will be studied in translation.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

The Scene of LearningLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM4201Semester 14NoNo

The Scene of Learning

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Isabelle Parkinson
Overlap: COM100
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: "We will be comparing and contrasting a range of texts drawn from a number of different cultural contexts in which the processes of teaching and learning figure prominently. You will be encouraged to reflect on your status as learners and on learning experiences more generally, considering your experiences to date as well as your expectations as to what a university education can offer and provide."

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Understanding Culture: An Introduction to Cultural TheoryLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM4202Semester 24NoNo

Understanding Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adhira Nanda Mangalagiri
Overlap: COM402
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: "Building on your knowledge of literature, art, history, and science - and at the same time expanding this knowledge and challenging its certainties - this course will give you insight into all the major approaches to culture since the nineteenth century. It analyses various definitions of culture and explores the historical contexts in which they were formulated and gained currency, always with an eye on current developments and issues. The course is highly interactive, taught as one two-hour unit per week (consisting of a lecture followed immediately by discussion)."

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

The Opposite of Science. How to analyse poemsLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM4204Semester 24NoNo

The Opposite of Science. How to analyse poems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
Overlap: ESH104A
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The aim of the module is to introduce students to the art of poetry analysis in a comparative context. To this end, we will work together on a series of poems in a variety of languages, some of which will have been chosen by the module teacher and others by the students. The module will be divided into three three-week blocks, concerned respectively with sound, shape and sense. For each block, students will be required to demonstrate what they have learned either by giving a class presentation or by writing a commentary exercise on a suitable poem of their choice. By the end of the module, then, students will have given one class presentation, which will be worth 10 percent of the final mark, and written two commentary exercises of not more than 1500 words, worth 20 per cent each. These will be due in weeks 4, 8 and 11 respectively.

Assessment: 50.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

European Literature and its ContextsLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM4205Full year4YesYes

European Literature and its Contexts

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Annabel Cox
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students in HSS

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to demonstrate connections between different theoretical perspectives within your discipline.
  • Students will be able to consider the role of their discipline in diverse cultural and global contexts.

Description: "This module introduces students to a variety of key literary and cultural figures, periods and movements that have influenced the development of literature and culture across Europe over the centuries. We begin in the first semester with classical Greece, before moving on, via the medieval period, the renaissance, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, to the enlightenment and Romanticism. In the second semester, the focus is upon twentieth-century developments in particular: Modernism, Existentialism, feminism, Structuralism and post-modernism. Through the study of texts from a wide range of genres (philosophical writings, short stories, poetry, drama, essays and film) and originating not only from a variety of eras but also locations (for example, Greece, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, England, Russia), an overview of the contexts and developments of European literature will be provided."

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

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_POL
European Literature and its ContextsLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM4205ASemester 14YesNo

European Literature and its Contexts

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Annabel Cox
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module introduces students to a variety of key literary and cultural figures, periods and movements that have influenced the development of literature and culture across Europe over the centuries. We begin in the first semester with classical Greece, before moving on, via the medieval period, the renaissance, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, to the enlightenment and Romanticism. In the second semester, the focus is upon twentieth-century developments in particular: Modernism, Existentialism, feminism, Structuralism and post-modernism. Through the study of texts from a wide range of genres (philosophical writings, short stories, poetry, drama, essays and film) and originating not only from a variety of eras but also locations (for example, Greece, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, England, Russia), an overview of the contexts and developments of European literature will be provided.

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

European Literature and its ContextsLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM4205BSemester 24YesNo

European Literature and its Contexts

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Annabel Cox
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module introduces students to a variety of key literary and cultural figures, periods and movements that have influenced the development of literature and culture across Europe over the centuries. We begin in the first semester with classical Greece, before moving on, via the medieval period, the renaissance, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, to the enlightenment and Romanticism. In the second semester, the focus is upon twentieth-century developments in particular: Modernism, Existentialism, feminism, Structuralism and post-modernism. Through the study of texts from a wide range of genres (philosophical writings, short stories, poetry, drama, essays and film) and originating not only from a variety of eras but also locations (for example, Greece, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, England, Russia), an overview of the contexts and developments of European literature will be provided.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Introduction to ComparisonLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM4206Semester 24NoYes

Introduction to Comparison

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Shital Pravinchandra
Overlap: COM102
Prerequisite: COM101 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to demonstrate connections between different theoretical perspectives within your discipline.

Description: This module builds on the knowledge acquired in Introduction to Literature. It aims to familiarise you with Comparative Literature as an academic discipline and to help you develop key comparatist skills such as comparative commentary writing and passage selection. Drawing on a corpus of primary texts centring on Robinson Crusoe, the module aims to explore the various ways in which texts can be connected and compared, as well as the reasoning behind such endeavours. In addition to activities traditionally associated with Comparative Literature such as reception and influence studies, the module will also examine recent developments in the discipline, notably theories of intertextuality, translation studies and postcolonial/area studies. The entire module counts towards the QMUL Model.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Memories of WWII In French Literature, Film and ArtLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5001Semester 15YesNo

Memories of WWII In French Literature, Film and Art

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: FRE5001
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module introduces you to French experiences of the 'annees noires' (the 'dark years') of the German Occupation of France and more especially to the ways in which these have been remembered, represented and interpreted in the art, film and literature of post-war France. It examines the reasons for this period's uneasy status as 'unfinished history' and explores some of the creative representations and reinterpretations of events that have been produced from the aftermath of war through to the present day. The module also involves the study of contemporary theories about cultural memory, from France and elsewhere. It considers how these theories have evolved and explores productive ways of drawing upon them to interpret the primary works studied.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Art in France: Manet to Early PicassoLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5003Semester 25YesNo

Art in France: Manet to Early Picasso

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: FRE5003
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module explores early modernist painting in France from Manet to the beginnings of Cubism. It focuses mainly on the works of Manet (from his Déjeuner sur l'herbe 1863), Monet, Morisot, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Picasso's early paintings (including Les Demoiselles d¿Avignon, 1906-7). Paintings will be discussed both as an aesthetic and a social practice. Topics studied include: the spectacle of the modern city, gender and representation, the dialogue between art and literature, the influence of non-European art forms, realism v modernism. No prior knowledge of art history is needed.

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

German Romanticism in its European ContextLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5004Semester 25YesNo

German Romanticism in its European Context

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ruediger Goerner
Overlap: "GER5004, GER4004"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Romanticism was one of the defining periods in modern cultural history. Religious, philosophical and (para-)scientific phenomena were hotly debated, psychology was established and an awareness of politics became a dominant fact of life. Given wide-spread censorship the literary journal and the salon emerged as most important fora for debate. Aesthetically, a particular attraction of Romanticism was the sharing of closely related artistic experiences, such as the affirmation of sensuality and the eternal yearning for temporary fulfilment, throughout Europe for some five decades.

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

Colonialism and Culture in Latin AmericaLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5007Semester 25YesYes

Colonialism and Culture in Latin America

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patricia D'Allemand
Overlap: HSP5007
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students in HSS

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate perspectives from different disciplines.Students will be able to demonstrate how discipline-specific problem solving techniques or approaches may be generalised or applied in a broader context.
  • Students will be able to reflect on socio-cultural values and skills within diverse cultural and global contexts.

Description: This course examines the emergence and development of a colonial discourse on Latin America from the early colonial period to the 1960s, a discourse developed both outside that continent and inside it. This is done in the light of a history of social and ethnic conflict inherent to colonial society and never resolved by the post-colonial states. The module focuses on the ways in which these issues have been addressed in works ranging from European accounts of the encounter between conquerors and conquered, through nineteenth-century foundational narrative, to approaches in recent Cuban film.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_POL_SLF
German Thought I: Marx, Nietzsche, FreudLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5008Semester 15YesNo

German Thought I: Marx, Nietzsche, Freud

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Angus Nicholls
Overlap: COM5038, GER5038, GER5008
Prerequisite: Any level 4 literature module
Corequisite: None

Description: This module introduces students to three of the major thinkers in nineteenth- and twentieth-century German thought, all of whom have exerted a global impact: Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud. Topics explored will include Marx's theories of political economy, ideology, and culture; Nietzsche's philosophy of language and his critique of religion; and Freud's ideas about the unconscious in their relation to both psychoanalytic practice and to broader theories of culture. Texts will be taught in English translation.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Grand Tours: Nineteenth-Century Adventure Stories and Their Twentieth-Century AfterlivesLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5010Semester 25YesNo

Grand Tours: Nineteenth-Century Adventure Stories and Their Twentieth-Century Afterlives

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Annabel Cox
Overlap: COM6010
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: "This comparative module will introduce students to the immensely popular and influential form of the nineteenth-century adventure story. Through detailed examination of both European and American works, we will consider the ways in which the adventure story fulfills the traditional imperatives of works for young readers (i.e. to both educate and entertain) through its combination of fantasy and realist modes. The extent to which such stories justify their widespread reputation as imperialist and misogynistic will also be considered. We will also study subsequent adaptations (especially film versions) of the texts, which both reflect and contribute to the reception of the original works as well as providing insights into twentieth-century preoccupations and attitudes. Texts will be studied in translation and associate students are welcome."

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Latin America: Key ConceptsLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5012Semester 25YesYes

Latin America: Key Concepts

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patricia D'Allemand
Overlap: COM5006, HSP5006, HSP5012
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students in HSS

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate perspectives from different disciplines.Students will be able to demonstrate how discipline-specific problem solving techniques or approaches may be generalised or applied in a broader context.
  • Students will be able to reflect on socio-cultural values and skills within diverse cultural and global contexts.Students will be able to analyse the impact of diverse cultural and global contexts upon aspects of their discipline.

Description: This course examines, from a global perspective, the historical processes that gave rise to modern Latin America and shaped its diverse societies. Focusing on a range of seminal texts, the module explores the intellectual debates that have accompanied the building of the nation-states we know today, and provides an insight into the multiple political, ethnic and cultural traditions that characterise the countries of the region. The course also provides key theoretical and analytical concepts specific to the study of Latin American cultural history.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_POL_SLF
Russian Short Stories: The Twentieth CenturyLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5021Semester 15YesNo

Russian Short Stories: The Twentieth Century

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jeremy Hicks
Overlap: "RUS5021, RUS4021"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: While the novel has enjoyed a privileged status for much of the twentieth century, for important periods the short story dominated Russian culture. After defining and analyzing the specific features of the short story form, its theorizations, long critical neglect and the prejudice against it as a fragmentary form, this course focuses on periods where short stories came to the fore in Russia: the beginning and end of the century and the period of World War Two.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Experiments in Contemporary Women's WritingLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM503Semester 15YesNo

Experiments in Contemporary Women's Writing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Birgit Breidenbach
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module examines contemporary women's writing, focusing on experimental works across genres and cultures (mainly UK, US, Europe, Europe's former colonies). It explores within a comparative framework the interweaving of women's writing with culturally specific debates about identity, society, feminism / post-feminism. Themes are selected each year froma range including: life-writing; trauma and testimony; women and language; women and genre; magic realism, myth and the fantastic; exile and migration; bodies, sexuality and desire; mothering; monstrosity and the abject.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Homeward Bound: From The Odyssey to O Brother Where Art Thou?Languages Linguistics and FilmCOM504Semester 25YesYes

Homeward Bound: From The Odyssey to O Brother Where Art Thou?

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Leonard Olschner
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students in HSS

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

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

Description: This module explores the extraordinary influence of Homer's Odyssey upon a rich collection of texts from different genres, periods, and cultures. Students will develop an understanding of themes of travel, hospitality, and storytelling, and literary modes including the epic, the realist and the comic.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinaritySBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_POL_SLF
Witnessing: Positioning Yourself in the PresentLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM509Full year5YesYes

Witnessing: Positioning Yourself in the Present

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Kirsteen Anderson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students in HSS

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate perspectives from different disciplines.
  • Students will be able to reflect on socio-cultural values and skills within diverse cultural and global contexts.

Description: If you're interested in commenting on the contemporary world, or fancy yourself as a writer or journalist, 'Witnessing' offers you the chance to engage with the present while exploring how it relates to the past. Class study will examine the theory and practice of witnessing across a range of texts (journalism, theory, literature and poetry) and cultures (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Questions of subjectivity/objectivity, cultural perspective, political and historical context and ethical stance feed into your writing of your own witnessing text - you choose what you want to focus on. Learning is structured around the questions that you bring to seminar discussion; your writing opens up your enquiry.

Assessment: 85.0% Coursework, 15.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_POL_SLF
Colonial Literatures, Post Colonial PerspectivesLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5200Semester 15YesYes

Colonial Literatures, Post Colonial Perspectives

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Shital Pravinchandra
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: COM101 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students in HSS

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to analyse the impact of diverse cultural and global contexts upon aspects of their discipline.

Description: This module will introduce students to a selection of novels and short fiction written within the context of the European colonisation of South Asia, South East Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas (within any given year a maximum of three of these regions will be studied). The focus of the module will be upon non-European authors, and by extension upon the experience of colonialism from a non-European perspective. Texts will be contextualised in relation to the history of European colonisation within the relevant regions, and will also involve some consideration of post-colonial theory and its broader relevance to the discipline of Comparative Literature.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_POL_SLF
Facts and Fictions of Climate ChangeLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5205Semester 25YesYes

Facts and Fictions of Climate Change

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adhira Nanda Mangalagiri
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: Selected HSS students from the following Schools: School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, School of Geography, and School of English and Drama (Department of English only).

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate perspectives from different disciplines.Students will be able to demonstrate how discipline-specific problem solving techniques or approaches may be generalised or applied in a broader context.
  • Students will be able to reflect on socio-cultural values and skills within diverse cultural and global contexts.Students will be able to analyse the impact of diverse cultural and global contexts upon aspects of their discipline.

Description: This module studies climate change through a humanistic lens, and questions how humans attempt to know, experience, and express the phenomenon of climate change. Focusing on a variety of genres (climate fiction novels, journalism, political documents, documentary films), the module investigates the construction of "fact" in cultural engagements with climate change. How do we attempt to know climate change, and more broadly, to imagine the ends of the earth and of geological time? Through an exploration of such questions, students will consider how literary study and humanistic thought can contribute to current political and scientific conversations on the issue of climate change.

The module will be offered as a Level 5 elective module to students on single and joint hons Comparative Literature programmes. As part of the QMUL Model, it is also available to BA students in Human Geography (L720) and English (Q300).

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSLF_GEG_ESH_456_L1
To Be Continued: Adaptations of Global Literary ClassicsLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM5206Semester 15YesYes

To Be Continued: Adaptations of Global Literary Classics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Kiera Vaclavik
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: 30 credits of level 4 literature modules
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students in HSS

QMUL Model themes supported:

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

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate and demonstrate their own attitudes, values and skills in the workplace and/or in the wider world.
  • Students will be able to evaluate perspectives from different disciplines.Students will be able to demonstrate how discipline-specific problem solving techniques or approaches may be generalised or applied in a broader context.
  • Students will be able to reflect on socio-cultural values and skills within diverse cultural and global contexts.Students will be able to analyse the impact of diverse cultural and global contexts upon aspects of their discipline.

Description: This module explores the diverse ways in which canonical texts from around the world have been adapted for new audiences into a wide range of media including graphic novels, theatre, fashion and film. We challenge common assumptions about the inferiority of adaptations, which are shown instead to offer considerable insights into the contexts from which they emerge and the source texts from which they are derived. A theoretical overview is followed by examination of three case studies based on works such as 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and Chinese classic 'Journey to the West'. Students will apply their knowledge to a real-world setting by devising an exhibition.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_POL_SLF
Photography the Self and its ImageLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6001Semester 26YesNo

Photography the Self and its Image

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: FRE6001
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines how photographic images and processes are used to understand and give accounts of the self. Focusing on experimental self-narratives and specific image types (e.g. self-portraits, family photography, art photography, phototexts), it considers the shifting meanings of photography as a tool of self-knowledge. It explores tensions between self-documentary and self-invention, and the ways in which these tensions are inflected as photographic technologies change. Students will be introduced to key theories and concepts for the analysis of photography in self-narrative and to practitioners from a range of cultural backgrounds.

Where feasible, advantage will be taken of relevant resources/events/exhibitions in London (notably the Photographer's Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition).

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Constellations: Online Anthology Group ProjectLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6002Full year6YesNo

Constellations: Online Anthology Group Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Kiera Vaclavik
Overlap: COM7002
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Working in groups, students will design and build an online anthology on a theme (or other organisational principle) of their choosing. Students will analyse existing anthologies in both academic and commercial contexts, and receive necessary IT training before going on to create their own anthology. This will include an introduction, a series of extracts in a range of media and commentaries on those extracts.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

ProustLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6004Semester 26YesNo

Proust

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Edward Hughes
Overlap: FRE6004
Prerequisite: Any level 5 module in literature or Modernist culture
Corequisite: None

Description: Proust is one of the major European novelists of the last century, whose work 'In Search of Lost Time' has been a constant inspiration to readers, other writers, and thinkers about literature. The module will concentrate on the first volume ('The Way by Swann's') and the last ('Finding Time Again'), initially offering a general presentation of these main subdivisions and considering a number of major themes and patterns that recur from one volume to another, such as love, desire, and sexuality; history; and social structures.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

German Thought II: Political Thought in the Twentieth CenturyLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6005Semester 26YesNo

German Thought II: Political Thought in the Twentieth Century

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Angus Nicholls
Overlap: GER6005
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will investigate some of the major developments and tendencies in twentieth-century German thought, paying particular attention to political thought and its relation to twentieth century German history and cultural production. Key subjects studied may include a selection of the following: German-Jewish thought and Zionism, Critical Theory and the Frankfurt School, Phenomenology, Philosophical Anthropology, Constitutional Theory. Texts will be studied in translation.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

The Mexican Revolution and its AftermathLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6009Semester 16YesNo

The Mexican Revolution and its Aftermath

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patricia D'Allemand
Overlap: HSP6009
Prerequisite: COM101 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Grand Tours: Nineteenth-Century Adventure Stories and Their Twentieth-Century AfterlivesLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6010Semester 26YesNo

Grand Tours: Nineteenth-Century Adventure Stories and Their Twentieth-Century Afterlives

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Annabel Cox
Overlap: COM5010
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This comparative module will introduce students to the immensely popular and influential form of the nineteenth-century adventure story. Through detailed examination of both European and American works, we will consider the ways in which the adventure story fulfills the traditional imperatives of works for young readers (i.e. to both educate and entertain) through its combination of fantasy and realist modes. The extent to which such stories justify their widespread reputation as imperialist and misogynistic will also be considered. We will then study subsequent adaptations (especially film versions) of the texts, which
both reflect and contribute to the reception of the original works as well as providing insights into twentieth-century preoccupations and attitudes. Texts will be studied in translation and associate students are welcome.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

SurrealismLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6029Semester 16YesNo

Surrealism

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: FRE6029
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This interdisciplinary module focuses on the art, literature, politics and theory of Dada and Surrealism. Students will study surrealist painting (Dali, Magritte, Kahlo), collage (Ernst), photography (Man Ray, Cahun), film (Dalí and Buñuel, Artaud, Dulac), poetry (Desnos, Eluard), and politics (Breton). Topics to be studied include: art and psychoanalysis, art and politics, art and revolution, gender identity, and representation.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Sotsgorod: Cities in Russia and Eastern EuropeLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6039Semester 26YesNo

Sotsgorod: Cities in Russia and Eastern Europe

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Michal Murawski
Overlap: RUS6039
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: During the 20th and 21st centuries, Russian and Eastern European cities have been characterized by radical upheavals and reconfigurations: most dramatically, by wartime annihilations of human beings and built fabrics; and most lastingly, by the attempt to build and to unbuild something known as the 'socialist city'. This module will explore the urban experience of Eastern Europe through the prism of socialism and post-socialism.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Migrant Words: Language Communities Translating Latinx Culture in the USLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6043Full year6YesYes

Migrant Words: Language Communities Translating Latinx Culture in the US

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Omar Garcia
Overlap: HSP6043
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students in HSS at Level 6

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

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

Description: Through a range of genres, we will think critically about Latinxs and the cultural production of this fastest-growing demographic group in the US. We will do so at the intersection of multiple fields (including Latinx, Hispanic, American, ethnic studies; comparative literature; translation, multilingualism, and migration studies), taking into account intersectionality in terms of language-based identities, race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality when constructing subjectivities in light of power relations and global cultural hegemonies. No prior knowledge of Spanish is needed.

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

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_POL_SLF
Schools for Scandal: Sexual Fictions from Venus in the Cloister to Venus in FursLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM606Semester 16YesNo

Schools for Scandal: Sexual Fictions from Venus in the Cloister to Venus in Furs

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Will Mcmorran
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module explores a range of erotic, libertine and pornographic texts from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. It includes so-called 'whore dialogues' (Venus in the Cloister), best-selling novels (Fanny Hill, and Thérèse philosophe), and some well-known works by the Marquis de Sade, and Sacher-Masoch. It will examine the ways in which sex, gender, and sexuality are represented within these and other texts from the period, and explore past and present constructions of pornography and literature. Warning: this module contains sexually explicit material.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Migration in Contemporary European Literature and FilmLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM607Semester 16YesNo

Migration in Contemporary European Literature and Film

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Astrid Kohler
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines contemporary works of literature and film revolving around the topics of migration and transcultural experiences. It is designed to familiarize students with some key themes and concepts in the field, such as displacement and diaspora, memory and belonging, language and identity, cultural hybridity and third space. By exploring texts and films originally produced in English, French and German , it will take a comparative stance, considering the differences and similarities between the migration experiences - and their artistic manifestations - in different western European countries.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Comparative Literature Research ProjectLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6201Full year6NoNo

Comparative Literature Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
Overlap: Students are not permitted to take more than one Research Project module
Prerequisite: At least 2:1 average attainment up to final year
Corequisite: None

Description: Entry to this module will not be automatic. All students wishing to take this module must meet the entry requirements, present an approved topic and have an agreed supervisor. It is designed to enable suitably qualified final-year students to pursue a sustained piece of individual or group research on an agreed topic which may not necessarily be covered in the taught modules. Introductory group sessions on research methods will be followed by individual supervision. You should note that failure to provide evidence of satisfactory progress will lead to de-registration.

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

Comparative Modernisms: The Case of China and IndiaLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6203Semester 16YesNo

Comparative Modernisms: The Case of China and India

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adhira Nanda Mangalagiri
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: 'Make it new!' Ezra Pound famously urged, coining a slogan for the literary movement of Modernism. As Western writers attempted to remake literature in the early 20th century, many turned East, to Asia, for innovation. At the same time, Asian writers also sought literary newness as they navigated changing socio-political tides. This module introduces Modernism as a comparative transnational movement, exploring imaginations of "China" and "India" in Euro-American texts alongside major Chinese and Indian works. Students will gain an understanding of Modernism, 20th century Chinese and Indian literatures, and theories of cross-cultural comparison and world literature.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Representations of Consciousness in Modern British and American LiteratureLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM6205Semester 26YesNo

Representations of Consciousness in Modern British and American Literature

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Latham
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module examines the legacy of the modernist thematic concern with interiority and subjectivity, and specifically with the literary presentation and representation of consciousness in post-war British and American literature. It begins by looking at two short, monologic plays by Samuel Beckett, 'Krapp's Last Tape' (1958), and 'Not I' (1973), and considers how B.S. Johnson's experimental novel 'The Unfortunates' (1969) and James Kelman's short story 'Not Not While the Giro' (1983), are continuations of, and departures from, Beckett's literary representation of self, consciousness and memory. The module also discusses the philosophical influences on this body of literature, and the influence of Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialism in particular, and considers how a strand of late twentieth-century American fiction shares the concern with the representation of consciousness evinced by Beckett, Johnson and Kelman. It contrasts these writers' focus on memory and consciousness, with the postmodernist preoccupation with solipsism, apparent in two short stories, Lydia Davis' 'Break It Down' (1986) and David Foster Wallace's 'Good Old Neon' (2004), and in David Markson's novel 'Wittgenstein's Mistress' (1988). Students will attend a weekly lecture and seminar; in addition, there will be screenings of alternative versions of the two plays by Samuel Beckett.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

On the Subject of Sex II: Queen to QueerLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM626Semester 26YesNo

On the Subject of Sex II: Queen to Queer

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Queer offers exciting, challenging and virulently contested new ways of understanding sex, gender and sexuality. In this module we shall examine the phenomenon in its historical context, exploring in particular its relationship with gay and lesbian studies, feminism, and postmodernism, and tracing its influence in and through various cultural artefacts. We shall also be engaging with core texts of queer theory and seeking to apply its tenets to contemporary culture.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

From the Sublime to the Trauma: Representing the UnrepresentableLanguages Linguistics and FilmCOM701Semester 27NoNo

From the Sublime to the Trauma: Representing the Unrepresentable

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Andreas Schonle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module explores the centrality of the unrepresentable in modern consciousness and analyses attempts by writers, photographers, film-makers and painters to represent what exceeds human comprehension. Starting with the European response (from Voltaire to Kleist) to epoch-changing natural catastrophes, we will consider theoretical treatments of the sublime (Burkes, Kant, Lyotard, Rancière) and of trauma and witnessing (Freud, Felman and Laub, Caruth, Agamben), along with specific historical case studies, as manifested in literature and the arts (such as the Leningrad Blockade, journalistic accounts of the Nazi camps, Primo Levi, narratives of the Gulag, the two Warsaw uprisings, and 9/11). Specific emphasis will be placed on the intersection between the sublime, trauma, and theorizations of modernity and post-modernity, as well as on the politics and ethics of representing trauma in testimonial literature.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Engineering Materials for DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5002Semester 25YesYes

Engineering Materials for Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yousef Zawahreh
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MAT4002, DEN5101
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: Selected students on Engineering programmes in SEMS

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
  • Enterprising perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate perspectives from different disciplines.Students will be able to demonstrate how discipline-specific problem solving techniques or approaches may be generalised or applied in a broader context.
  • Students will be able to recognise and prioritise areas for developing their own enterprising perspectives.

Description: This module provides an introduction to engineering materials, providing the student with an understanding of how the structure of materials (metals, polymers, ceramics and composites) influences their properties and performance when used in products and how these properties can be improved. It will cover how to structure business and financial plans and how to produce them, as well as providing an understanding of project management methodologies.

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

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,Enterprising perspectivesDEN_4567_S
Design For ManufactureEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5101Semester 15YesNo

Design For Manufacture

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Raza Shah
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN4001, MAT4002
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will develop strategies to identify product requirements, identify design constraints, think creatively, solve problems and identify solutions. It will examine how 3D CAE can be used to create detailed design drawings, create simple assemblies, manufacture prototypes, real parts and also how analytical models such as finite element analysis can be used to evaluate designs. A wide range of different processing techniques will be examined. Various strategies such as failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) that can be used to evaluate the design risk, will be described to determine 'safe' design. The role of inspection and statistical process control techniques in ensuring a robust design and manufacturing process will be examined.

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

Solid MechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5102Semester 25YesNo

Solid Mechanics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Vassili Toropov
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN4102
Corequisite: None

Description: This module further develops material taught in the first year with respect to stresses and strains in components and how they may be designed to prevent failure. It considers plane stress and strain conditions, using matrix notation to describe these conditions and the failure criteria that may be applied to these systems. It also considers complex bending conditions in asymmetric and composite beams and the stability of struts. Examples will be drawn from applications in aerospace, mechanical and medical engineering.

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

Energy Conversion AnalysisEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5107Semester 15YesNo

Energy Conversion Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mohamed Adjali
Overlap: DENM510
Prerequisite: DEN4006,DEN107
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will develop the ideas introduced in DEN4006 Energy Conversion Systems and study how energy conversion systems can be analysed quantitatively. To do this it will use many of the concepts and fundamental laws introduced in DEN107. It will also analyse reacting flows with particular reference to combustion and their application to the analysis of internal combustion engines.

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

Engineering InstrumentationEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5109Semester 15YesNo

Engineering Instrumentation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hasan Shaheed
Overlap: DENM109
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is focused on transducers and their uses in engineering control systems. It studies methods of taking measurements, and motor and actuator theory, reviewing important transducer characteristics and the methodology for selecting an appropriate transducer. In relation to this, the module also covers methods of acquiring data from transducers, and effectively processing electronic signals. All aspects of the module content are brought together in a problem based learning exercise, involving the control of a robotic arm.

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

Grad, div and curl: Vector Calculus for EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5122Semester 15NoNo

Grad, div and curl: Vector Calculus for Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Henri Huijberts
Overlap: DENM512
Prerequisite: DEN4122. DEN4123
Corequisite: None

Description: This module builds on DEN4122/4123 Mathematics and Computing 1/2 to provide students with knowledge of more advanced mathematical and computing techniques that are essential for Engineering students. Topics covered are basics of vector calculus, vector and scalar fields, gradient of scalar fields, optimisation, div and curl of vector fields, vector integration, integral theorems, curvilinear coordinates, application to derivation of the Navier-Stokes Equations.

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

Control Systems Analysis and DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5200Semester 25YesNo

Control Systems Analysis and Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Li Guang
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is focused on the basic principles of control systems analysis and design and its application to engineering systems in relation to mechanical, medical, electro-mechanical and aerospace systems. The students will acquire the skill of designing a control system for a particular application. They will also gain practical experience in analysis and design of a typical control system with MATLAB using the theoretical knowledge gained in lectures and problem solving sessions.

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

Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics IEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5208Semester 25YesNo

Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN4101,DEN107
Corequisite: None

Description: The role of chemical kinetics and thermodynamics in materials science. The module will begin wilth derivation and description of some fundamental kinematics and thermodynamic phenomena such as Gibbs free energy, rate equations, equilibria etc. The effect of variables such as temperature and pressure will be examined. The module will go and to demonstrate with examples how these can be applied to solve problems for gas, solution, and solid phase scenarios with a particular emphasis on polymer synthesis.

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

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture II (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON5061Full year5YesYes

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture II (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Qian Bin
Overlap: CON5066
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

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

Description: This module is available under the 'QMUL Model'. It is 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 and is 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 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: 50.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH_SLF
Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture II (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON5062Full year5YesYes

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture II (b)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Qian Bin
Overlap: CON5067
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

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

Description: This module is available under the 'QMUL Model'. It is designed for students who have an interest in Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture. The module emphasises the global importance of Mandarin Chinese language and culture and is intended for intermediate learners. It develops students' ability to operate practically and effectively in the target language and is 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 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: 50.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework, 25.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH_SLF
Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON6061Full year6YesYes

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Qian Bin
Overlap: CON6066
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.Students will be able to demonstrate evidence of a personal ethic which is informed by a critical awareness of diverse cultural and global contexts.

Description: The module is suitable for students with a low intermediate level (CEFR level B1) in Mandarin Chinese.
Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency in speaking, accuracy in written expression, and growing mastery of Chinese characters. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal relatively comfortably, confidently and competently at an intermediate level (CEFR B1/B2) with the language required to cope with a wide range of circumstances and situations.
In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus which reflects the attainment criteria Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at B2 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike.
The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.
By the end of the module, students will be able to read complex and challenging texts in Mandarin (particularly related to current affairs), they will also be able to understand longer and challenging spoken texts and have a general discussion about a variety of topics at a higher intermediate level.

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

International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH_SLF
Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON6062Full year6YesYes

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (b)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Qian Bin
Overlap: CON6067
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to apply subject, work-based and general life skills in multi-cultural and global environments.Students will be able to demonstrate evidence of a personal ethic which is informed by a critical awareness of diverse cultural and global contexts.

Description: The module is suitable for students with a low intermediate level (CEFR level B1) in Mandarin Chinese.
Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency in speaking, accuracy in written expression, and mastery of Chinese characters. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal relatively comfortably, confidently and competently at an intermediate level (CEFR B2) with the language required to cope with a wide range of circumstances and situations.
In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus which reflects the attainment criteria Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at B2 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike.
The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.
By the end of the module, students will be able to read complex and challenging texts in Mandarin (particularly related to current affairs), they will also be able to understand longer and challenging spoken texts and have a general discussion about a variety of topics at a higher intermediate level.

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

International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH_SLF
Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON6066Full year6NoNo

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (a)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Qian Bin
Overlap: CON6061
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module is suitable for students with a low intermediate level (CEFR level B1) in Mandarin Chinese.
Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency in speaking, accuracy in written expression, and growing mastery of Chinese characters. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal relatively comfortably, confidently and competently at an intermediate level (CEFR B1/B2) with the language required to cope with a wide range of circumstances and situations. In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus which reflects the attainment criteria Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at B2 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus. By the end of the module, students will be able to read complex and challenging texts in Mandarin (particularly related to current affairs), they will also be able to understand longer and challenging spoken texts and have a general discussion about a variety of topics at a higher intermediate level.

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

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmCON6067Full year6NoNo

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III (b)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Qian Bin
Overlap: CON6062
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module is suitable for students with a low intermediate level (CEFR level B1) in Mandarin Chinese.
Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency in speaking, accuracy in written expression, and mastery of Chinese characters. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal relatively comfortably, confidently and competently at an intermediate level (CEFR B2) with the language required to cope with a wide range of circumstances and situations. In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus which reflects the attainment criteria Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at B2 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus. By the end of the module, students will be able to read complex and challenging texts in Mandarin (particularly related to current affairs), they will also be able to understand longer and challenging spoken texts and have a general discussion about a variety of topics at a higher intermediate level.

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

Thermodynamics IEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN107Semester 24YesNo

Thermodynamics I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: A-level Mathematics and Physics, or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: This module formally introduces the fundamental principles of general non-equilibrium thermodynamics; it examines applications of single-constituent fluids, and provides background for all applications in engineering.

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

Studio Practice Year 1Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN126Full year4NoYes

Studio Practice Year 1

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contacts - Sems Eng
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify and demonstrate the perspectives or problem solving techniques of different disciplines.Students will be able to demonstrate connections between different theoretical perspectives within your discipline.

Description: This module seeks to investigate themes within design and engineering that relate to socio cultural and engineering analysis of "Purpose and Performance". It is intended to introduce students to important aspects of design and engineering as a starting point for the synthesis of ideas and innovations in design and engineering. The briefs set out a framework within which the students generate ideas, rather than being directed toward a conventional design outcome or specialist area. This module will run in parallel with the Context module, and encourage students to engage with and understand the value of discourse within design practice which is an interdisciplinary activity of technical and socio cultural creative thinking.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Studio Practice Module Year 2 Human and MachineEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN212Full year5NoNo

Studio Practice Module Year 2 Human and Machine

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Adam Sutcliffe
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN126
Corequisite: None

Description: The second year studio practice " Human and Machine " explores how the contemporary designer and engineer can negotiate a changing social, cultural, technological, environmental and political terrain to contextually locate their design activity. It encourages students to adopt a personal, ethical and ideological stance in tackling projects that place their concern within a design and an engineering territory. The module encourages the student to synthesize knowledge and understanding gained from previous modules on the programme including; Studio practice, History and theories, Design and meaning, Aspect of engineering and analysis, Methods and processes and Technical studies.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Low Speed AerodynamicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN233Semester 25YesNo

Low Speed Aerodynamics

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

Description: The module builds on the concepts introduced in Mechanics of Fluids I to study inviscid, incompressible flow over aircraft wings. The concepts of stream function, velocity potential, vorticity and circulation are developed and exact solutions of flow over some simple two-dimensional bodies are discussed. From this basis, methods are developed for calculating forces and moments on thin wing sections and finite-span wings in low-speed flow.

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

Stability and Control of AircraftEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN303Semester 16YesNo

Stability and Control of Aircraft

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Eldad Avital
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN4108,DEN4005
Corequisite: None

Description: The module introduces the classical theory for the stability and control of a conventional fixed-wing aircraft including both the static trim conditions and the dynamic response to symmetrical and asymmetrical control inputs and other disturbances. It provides the student with some of the analytic tools needed to contribute to the design of a safe aircraft.

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

Aircraft PropulsionEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN306Semester 26YesNo

Aircraft Propulsion

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: "DEN427, DENM022"
Prerequisite: DEN107
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 85.0% Examination, 15.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

Aerospace StructuresEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN307Semester 26YesNo

Aerospace Structures

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

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

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

Third Year Project (BEng/MEng)Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN318Full year6NoNo

Third Year Project (BEng/MEng)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Nuria Gavara
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The purpose of the project is to provide an in depth knowledge of a particular area of Engineering. The project may typically involve experimentation or computational modelling which will be carried out in an subject area developed together with an academic member of staff (the supervisor). Emphasis will be placed on the analysis, interpretation and discussion of the results or data obtained.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 6
Timetable:

Third Year Project (BEng/BSc(Eng))Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN319Semester 16NoNo

Third Year Project (BEng/BSc(Eng))

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nuria Gavara
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Need to contact academic first for SA students
Corequisite: None

Description: A 15 credit project specific to BSc(Eng) programmes. The purpose of the project will be to provide knowledge of a particular research area. There will be no set rules concerning format, which will depend on the nature of the subject and personal choice. The project will typically involve experimentation which will be carried out in an associated subject area chosen by a member of academic staff (supervisor).

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 6
Timetable:

Third Year Project (BEng/BSc(Eng))Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN319Semester 26NoNo

Third Year Project (BEng/BSc(Eng))

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nuria Gavara
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Need to contact academic first for SA students
Corequisite: None

Description: A 15 credit project specific to BSc(Eng) programmes. The purpose of the project will be to provide knowledge of a particular research area. There will be no set rules concerning format, which will depend on the nature of the subject and personal choice. The project will typically involve experimentation which will be carried out in an associated subject area chosen by a member of academic staff (supervisor).

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 6
Timetable:

Environmental EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN320Semester 26NoNo

Environmental Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Wormleaton
Overlap: "DEN420, DENM012"
Prerequisite: A level Maths
Corequisite: None

Description: The module aims to equip students with an appreciation of the impacts of engineering activity on the environment. It provides them with the basic professional skills to recognise, analyse and minimise adverse impacts. The students will be made aware of the variety of impacts that pollution and engineering works can have upon the environment, e.g. air quality, water quality, waste disposal, noise and vibration, transportation. They will be able to analyse and construct predictive models of the processes which control the level and extent of these impacts. They will apply these, working either individually or in multi-disciplinary groups, to realistic case studies involving engineering problems.

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

Principles and Applications of Medical ImagingEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN324Semester 26YesNo

Principles and Applications of Medical Imaging

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pavel Novak
Overlap: DENM029
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides a comprehensive review of the most widely-used methods of imaging in medical and biological science. After an introduction to the parameters that define image quality, modalities, such as MRI and Ultrasound, are considered from the viewpoint of (i) their basic principles (ii) associated instrumentation, (ii) the method of image extraction from the raw data and (iii) the information revealed about the object. A more detailed consideration of image reconstruction is then followed by a discussion of some specialist non-conventional imaging techniques

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

Combustion in Automotive EnginesEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN326Semester 26YesNo

Combustion in Automotive Engines

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Xi Jiang
Overlap: "DEN426, DENM021"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Studio Practice Year 3 GDP Industry Related Design ProjectEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN327Full year6NoNo

Studio Practice Year 3 GDP Industry Related Design Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Adam Sutcliffe
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN212
Corequisite: None

Description: This module offers a live industrial project in industrial design. This design project is a crucial component of the programme emulates the industrial context of design and engineering whilst exposing the student to the realities of the multidisciplinary group design project. This will provide the opportunity for the student to work alongside practising designers and engineers. The design project brief is generated in collaboration with industry and academic staff to deliver a realistic experience of the live project. The intention is to provide knowledge and understanding of the expectations of professional designers and the engineers, while simultaneously supporting the student in an academic context.

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

Studio Practice Year 3 Individual Design Project Joie de VivreEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN329Full year6NoNo

Studio Practice Year 3 Individual Design Project Joie de Vivre

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Nobuoki Ohtani
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN212
Corequisite: None

Description: This module offers students the opportunity to work on a complex design project from the initiation of the project to completion of design proposal. The student will experience the critical decision making stages in the design development process and learn to synthesize knowledge and understanding gained from previous modules in design and engineering. They will also learn project management and how creative design work is produced.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 6
Timetable:

Computer Aided Engineering for Solids and FluidsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN331Semester 16YesNo

Computer Aided Engineering for Solids and Fluids

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jens-Dominik Mueller
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This is an introductory module in computational modelling. It covers both computational solids and computational fluids. The most widely used methods such the finite element method are covered. The emphasis is on engineering applications with students being exposed to hands on experience of both solids and fluids commercial packages.

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

Exploring Aerospace EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN4005Semester 14YesNo

Exploring Aerospace Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Eldad Avital
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module aims to engage students in various topics closely associated with aerospace engineering with emphasis on the application of materials. These topics include development, flight testing, aerodynamics, structures, failure, reliability, control, propulsion, maintaining operations, environmental impact. Examples will be used from current and future activities within the aerospace sector. A number of group projects will be undertaken by the students to give them a practical understanding of some of the important aspects of aerospace engineering. Lectures delivered by specialists in the School and elsewhere will be given in many of the specialised topic areas listed above.

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

Energy Conversion SystemsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN4006Semester 14YesNo

Energy Conversion Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mohamed Adjali
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module provides an introduction to the role of the Mechanical Engineer. It sets out the basic concepts of engineering science including statics, dynamics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics and their application to simple engineering systems. It includes an introduction to energy generation from conventional and renewable / sustainable sources, methods of heating and cooling, and the application of the above ideas to an integrated engineering system (the automobile).

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

Computational EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN401Semester 17YesNo

Computational Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pihua Wen
Overlap: DENM004
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This is an advanced module in computational modelling focusing on computational solids. Both finite element method and boundary element method are covered together with applications to medical, aeronautical and mechanical engineering. Hands on experience in solving engineering problems using commercial packages is an important part of the module.

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

Computational Fluid DynamicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN403Semester 27YesNo

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sergey Karabasov
Overlap: DENM010
Prerequisite: DEN331
Corequisite: None

Description: Following on from an introduction to CFD in DEN331, in this module we deepen our knowledge in various areas. We learn to analyse the properties of discretisations and apply these to simple model equations. We discuss the various aspects of modelling turbulence. In the accompanying laboratory, we learn to generate meshes, solve viscous flow problems on these meshes and perform the relevant analysis of the quality of our simulations.

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

Clinical MeasurementsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN406Semester 27YesNo

Clinical Measurements

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pavel Novak
Overlap: DENM024
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module aims to provide an understanding of biopotentials and other biological signals, and identify mechanisms by which they can be measured. It also aims to provide a detailed understanding of the fundamental principals associated with transducers, and comprehensive review of the most widely used techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of disease states

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

RoboticsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN408Semester 27YesNo

Robotics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa
Overlap: DENM011
Prerequisite: DEN5109, DEN5108, DEN5200
Corequisite: None

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

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

AeroelasticityEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN410Semester 27YesNo

Aeroelasticity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa
Overlap: DENM032
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Mechanics of Fluids IEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN4101Semester 14YesYes

Mechanics of Fluids I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jens-Dominik Mueller
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify and demonstrate the perspectives or problem solving techniques of different disciplines.Students will be able to demonstrate connections between different theoretical perspectives within your discipline.

Description: Fluid Dynamics is one of the underpinning sciences in Engineering. Most engineering process involve fluid flow, including flow over aircraft, through combustion engines or cardiovascular flow. In this module we work from first principles to describe the hydrostatic pressure variation, then move on to analyse moving flow using the mass conservation, energy conservation and momentum balance equations.

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

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Engineering Mechanics: StaticsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN4102Semester 24YesNo

Engineering Mechanics: Statics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Emiliano Bilotti
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN4121
Corequisite: None

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

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

Engineering Mechanics: DynamicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN4108Semester 24YesYes

Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN4121
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify and demonstrate the perspectives or problem solving techniques of different disciplines.Students will be able to demonstrate connections between different theoretical perspectives within your discipline.

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

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

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Vehicular CrashworthinessEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN411Semester 17NoNo

Vehicular Crashworthiness

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fabian Duddeck
Overlap: DENM033
Prerequisite: DEN331
Corequisite: None

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

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

Surgical Techniques and SafetyEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN412Semester 17YesNo

Surgical Techniques and Safety

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lei Su
Overlap: MELM003
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module introduces students to a wide range of equipment for use in surgery. It looks at the importance of electrical safety within the medical environment, and the rules governing equipment. It also aims to cover the principles of operation of a number of important monitoring devices and some of the major electronic equipment used within a surgical environment.

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

Mathematics and Computing for Engineers 1Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN4122Semester 14NoNo

Mathematics and Computing for Engineers 1

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Henri Huijberts
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provide students with knowledge of basic mathematical and computing techniques that are essential for Engineering students. Topics covered are matrices, linear equations, differentiation, integration, complex numbers and eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Students are introduced to command prompt applications of the numerical and symbolic toolboxes of Matlab.

Assessment: 91.0% Examination, 9.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Mathematics and Computing for Engineers 2Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN4123Semester 24NoYes

Mathematics and Computing for Engineers 2

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Henri Huijberts
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN4122
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify and demonstrate the perspectives or problem solving techniques of different disciplines.Students will be able to demonstrate connections between different theoretical perspectives within your discipline.

Description: This module builds on DEN4122 Mathematics and Computing for Engineers 1 to provide students with knowledge of more advanced mathematical and computing techniques that are essential for Engineering students. Topics covered are basic vector algebra, sequences and series, functions of several variables, ordinary differential equations and multiple integration. Students are introduced to programming techniques using Matlab.

Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 15.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Design and Innovation Year 4 Major Design ProjectEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN419Full year7NoNo

Design and Innovation Year 4 Major Design Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Nobuoki Ohtani
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN327 and DEN329
Corequisite: None

Description: Students will be engaged in a self-initiated project of some weight; evolving their own practice and producing new and meaningful design work. Students will be expected to produce design work, which is appropriately contextualised and also produced to high professional standard. The student will experience the critical decision making in the design development process and learn to synthesize knowledge and understanding gained from previous modules in design and engineering. They will also demonstrate project management skills and how creative design work is produced.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Advanced Environmental EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN420Semester 27NoNo

Advanced Environmental Engineering

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

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

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

Advanced Combustion in Reciprocating EnginesEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN426Semester 27NoNo

Advanced Combustion in Reciprocating Engines

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Xi Jiang
Overlap: "DEN326, DENM021"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Biomedical Engineering in UrologyEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN430Semester 17YesNo

Biomedical Engineering in Urology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Martin Knight
Overlap: DENM016
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The course explores a broad range of medical engineering associated with the areas of urology. Topics will include surgical instrumentation, imaging and diagnostics, tissue engineering, catheters, pads and implantable devices and materials. Initially the course covers the basic anatomy, physiology of the urinary tract in health and disease, with particular reference to clinical incontinence. The course will utilize tissue and fluid mechanics to examine the biomechanics of the bladder and urodynamic clinical assessment. Specialist information will be provided by outside lecturers including NHS clinical engineerings.

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

Economics and Management of Sustainable EnergyEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN433Semester 27YesNo

Economics and Management of Sustainable Energy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stuart Peters
Overlap: DENM023
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will equip you with the fundamental tools of economics and management principles. You will learn about their application to conventional and sustainable energy conversion powerplants; systems and their components; and life cycle analyses of energy systems. In addition to understanding the key aspects of international energy supply and demand economics, (and their effect on fuel prices and energy sources), you will also consider the effects of national and international energy policy and emissions regulations on the overall energy scene, analyse developments in the energy markets, and assess the overall impact on environmental issues.

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

Renewable Energy SourcesEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN438Semester 17YesNo

Renewable Energy Sources

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hua Wang
Overlap: DENM035
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Engineering ChemistryEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN4401Semester 14YesNo

Engineering Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Caglar Becer
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Student Centred Learning for Chemical EngineersEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN4402Full year4NoYes

Student Centred Learning for Chemical Engineers

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Edo Boek
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify and demonstrate the perspectives or problem solving techniques of different disciplines.Students will be able to demonstrate connections between different theoretical perspectives within your discipline.

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

Assessment: 45.0% Coursework, 40.0% Examination, 15.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Introduction to Chemical Reaction DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN4403Semester 24YesNo

Introduction to Chemical Reaction Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Edo Boek
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module introduces and develops an understanding of reaction rate kinetics of chemical systems and applies this understanding to design of a typical chemical reactor. The module discusses example application areas and basic definitions of Chemical Reaction Engineering, general mole balance for ideal reactors, rate laws and stoichiometry, theories of reaction rates, collection and analysis of batch reactor data, complex reactions, reactor design and sizing, biotechnological applications of reaction kinetics.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Advanced Heat Transfer and Fluid MechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM208Semester 17NoNo

Advanced Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
Overlap: "DEN7208, DENM6208"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Advanced Aircraft DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM305Semester 17NoNo

Advanced Aircraft Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: "DEN6305, DEN7305"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

Computer Aided Engineering for Solids and FluidsEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM331Semester 16NoNo

Computer Aided Engineering for Solids and Fluids

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jens-Dominik Mueller
Overlap: DEN331
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This is an introductory module in computational modelling. It covers both computational solids and computational fluids. The most widely used methods such the finite element method are covered. The emphasis is on engineering applications with students being exposed to hands on experience of both solids and fluids commercial packages.

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

Advanced Spacecraft Design: Manoeuvring and Orbital MechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM335Semester 17NoNo

Advanced Spacecraft Design: Manoeuvring and Orbital Mechanics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof John Stark
Overlap: "DEN6335, DEN7335"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Whole System Design in Sustainable EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM433Semester 27NoNo

Whole System Design in Sustainable Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stuart Peters
Overlap: DEN7433
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines the nature of sustainability and various sustainability models before examining the role of national and international government agencies on environmental management. The role of technology is examined, primarily through life cycle analysis, and includes design of products, energy supply, and personal consumption. A particular emphasis will be placed on life cycle analysis of wind, solar and nuclear.

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

Energy Conversion AnalysisEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM510Semester 15NoNo

Energy Conversion Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mohamed Adjali
Overlap: DEN5107
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will develop the ideas introduced in DEN4006 Energy Conversion Systems and study how energy conversion systems can be analysed quantitatively. To do this it will use many of the concepts and fundamental laws introduced in DEN107. It will also analyse reacting flows with particular reference to combustion and their application to the analysis of internal combustion engines.

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

Grad, div and curl: Vector Calculus for EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM512Semester 15NoNo

Grad, div and curl: Vector Calculus for Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Henri Huijberts
Overlap: DEN5122
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module builds on DEN4122/4123 Mathematics and Computing 1/2 to provide students with knowledge of more advanced mathematical and computing techniques that are essential for Engineering students. Topics covered are basics of vector calculus, vector and scalar fields, gradient of scalar fields, optimisation, div and curl of vector fields, vector integration, integral theorems, curvilinear coordinates, application to derivation of the Navier-Stokes Equations.

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

Energy Storage EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM600Semester 27NoNo

Energy Storage Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido
Overlap: DEN7600
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will give students a thorough understanding of the importance of energy storage in the field of Sustainable Energy Engineering and provide them with an advanced understanding of key processes in the area of electrochemical storage such as batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells etc. The module will also address fundamental aspects of electrochemistry associated with energy storage devices and introduce the concepts of hydrogen economy, storage and utilisation. It will also cover mechanical and thermal energy storage technologies and discuss aspects related to system integration, with a particular focus on their use for the integration of renewable energy into low-carbon power systems. The module will be delivered through a series of lectures, as well as sessions focused on laboratory practicals and will feature guest lecture from industrial practitioners.

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

Introduction to Solar EnergyEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM601Semester 27NoNo

Introduction to Solar Energy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Joseph Briscoe
Overlap: DEN7601
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Solar Energy is an important aspect of Sustainable Energy Engineering. The understanding of key processes within solar energy will provide students with the knowledge needed to progress further within the relevant industry. The module will focus on the following aspects of solar energy: solar insolation, physical background for semi-conductor materials, photovoltaic devices and applications , photocatalysis, learning from nature and photosynthesis, future solutions. The module will be delivered through a series of lectures, as well as sessions focused on laboratory practicals and will feature guest lectures from industrial practitioners.

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

Aerothermodynamics of Fluid FlowsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5242Semester 15YesNo

Aerothermodynamics of Fluid Flows

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

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

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

Fluid Mechanics of the Cardiovascular SystemEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5300Semester 25YesNo

Fluid Mechanics of the Cardiovascular System

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yi Sui
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN4101
Corequisite: None

Description: This module further develops material taught in the first year about fluid mechanics. It introduces more complex concepts including the role of the boundary layer and the transition from laminar to turbulent flow. It will describe the non-Newtonian nature of blood, haemodynamics and pulsatile flows. It will consider flow in the context of the human cardiovascular system, including the structure of the vascular network and blood vessels, the heart anatomy and cardiac cycle, flow through bifurcations and bypass grafts. It will consider the clinical relevance of the endothelial cell and their function.

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

Neuromuscular Bioelectricity and BiomechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5302Semester 15NoNo

Neuromuscular Bioelectricity and Biomechanics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lei Su
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module proposal results from a review of the Undergraduate Engineering programmes in Aerospace / Mechanical / Medical Engineering and is a compulsory module for the Medical Engineering programme. It broadens the programme with topics not previously disucssed at level 5, with the capacity available as a result of delivering more materials content in year 1 of the programme

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

Chemical Reaction Engineering 1Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN5401Semester 15NoNo

Chemical Reaction Engineering 1

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Roberto Volpe
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN4403
Corequisite: None

Description: Volumetric efficiency of batch, plug flow, completely mixed flow and recycle reactors; effect of reactor type on product distribution in multiple reactions; design of adiabatic and non-adiabatic reactors; optimum temperature progression for reversible exothermic reactions; reactor stability, pressure effects, feed composition effects, reactor safety; examples will demonstrate the use of these principles on process and bioprocess engineering.

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

Student Centred Learning for Chemical Engineers 2Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN5402Full year5NoYes

Student Centred Learning for Chemical Engineers 2

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

QMUL Model Available to: Selected students on Engineering programmes in SEMS

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
  • Enterprising perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to demonstrate how discipline-specific problem solving techniques or approaches may be generalised or applied in a broader context.
  • Students will be able to recognise and prioritise areas for developing their own enterprising perspectives.Students will be able to demonstrate and evaluate how they have enhanced their own learning through engaging in enterprising skills and behaviours.

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

Assessment: 85.0% Coursework, 15.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,Enterprising perspectivesDEN_4567_S
Industrial ChemistryEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5405Full year5NoNo

Industrial Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Edo Boek
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module will cover aspects of Chemical Process Technology, Surfaces, Adsorption and Heterogeneous Catalysis, Polymeric Materials, Colloids and Surfactants.
An introduction to the History of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry will be given and a broad discussion of existing Hydrocarbon Recovery Methods, Refinery and Petroleum Products Technology, Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis and Kinetics, Gas Adsorption at Solid Surfaces and Advanced Reaction Kinetics.
Existing and emerging technology in Polymer Engineering will be covered, as well as Surface/Interface Science, Colloidal Science and Surfactants.

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

Mass Transfer and Separation Processes 1Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN5406Semester 15NoNo

Mass Transfer and Separation Processes 1

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Petra Szilagyi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module will cover the fundamental concepts in mass transfer and separation processes.
Introduction to mass transfer: characteristics, the fundamental laws of transport phenomena. Comparison of mass transfer with heat transfer. Motion of molecules and diffusion. Mass transfer in the gas, vapour and liquid phases. Mass transfer in a boundary layer.
Liquid-liquid extraction: equilibrium data for immiscible and partially miscible systems. Stage calculations for single-stage, cross-flow and countercurrent systems. Binary distillation: continuous distillation (column configuration, condensers, reboilers).
McCabe-Thiele approach for binary systems. Total, minimum, and optimum reflux. Effect of feed thermal condition, product specifications and relative volatility. Sidestreams and multiple feeds. Binary batch distillation (single stage, multi-stage).
Evaporation: types of evaporators. Multi-effect evaporators and their arrangement. Evaporator sizing calculations.

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

Integrated Chemical Engineering DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN5410Full year5NoNo

Integrated Chemical Engineering Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Roberto Volpe
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The learning within this module has been structured around two sections, a first half of the module will be dedicated to general aspects of chemical engineering design and project management such as Health and safety, environmental and economical sustainability. The second half will consist of a 5 week design exercise that is related to the current energy technology challenges and in particular to the renewable energy field. The design exercise will provide students with direct opportunities to apply the concepts learnt during the first half of the module. Working in small groups, students will learn how to to integrate the experimental methods and simulations while training their critical thinking/problem solving, effective team-working, self-directed learning and communication skills.

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

Engineering Industrial ExperienceEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN616Full year6NoNo

Engineering Industrial Experience

Credits: 120.0
Contact: Prof James Busfield
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Students will be helped to secure a work placement through a range of new initiatives in a company appropriate to the programme. The work placement will normally be a year in length but not less than 6 months. Successful students with a placement will each be allocated a tutor, a SEMS academic in a relevant field, who will wherever practical visit the student twice in the year. Where a visit is not possible the tutor will ensure that there is email and telephone contact with the student. SEMS will also identify a mentor in the workplace at each employer. This person is likely to be their line manager and will be expected to support as well as line-manage the student. Students completing the module will be required to work on a project that will allow them to follow a pathway toward CEng registration approximately three years after graduation; maintain a training diary to be reviewed by their tutor during and after the placement is completed; attend at least one Industrial Liaison Forum to share their experience with other SEMS students; deliver one seminar at QMUL to promote future opportunities at their sponsor; complete a final report on the placement.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics 2Engineering and Materials ScienceDEN6208Semester 16YesNo

Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics 2

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
Overlap: "DEN7208, DENM208"
Prerequisite: DEN5208
Corequisite: None

Description: This module covers more advanced topics in heat transfer, developing the ideas introduced in DEN5208 Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics 1. The following topics will be covered: transient heat conduction; fins; heat exchangers; phase change; turbulent flows; compressible flow.

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

Aircraft DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN6305Semester 16YesNo

Aircraft Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: "DEN7305, DENM305"
Prerequisite: DEN233, DEN303
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

Tissue MechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN6311Semester 26YesNo

Tissue Mechanics

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

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

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

Spacecraft Design: Manoeuvring and Orbital MechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN6335Semester 16YesNo

Spacecraft Design: Manoeuvring and Orbital Mechanics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof John Stark
Overlap: "DEN7335, DENM335"
Prerequisite: DEN4121, DEN4108, DEN5108
Corequisite: None

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

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

High Speed AerodynamicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN6405Semester 26YesNo

High Speed Aerodynamics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: "DEB7405, DENM405"
Prerequisite: DEN5242
Corequisite: None

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

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

Intercalated Research ProjectEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN6407Full year6NoNo

Intercalated Research Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Tina Chowdhury
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Industrial Robotics and MechatronicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN6408Semester 26YesNo

Industrial Robotics and Mechatronics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MAT4003
Corequisite: None

Description: This is a comprehensive module covering the fundamental areas of mechatronics and robotics technology. The aims of this module are to introduce robotics as an integral part of modern automation, to provide an introductory insight into the engineering design and application of robot manipulator systems, to provide an understanding of kinematics, dynamics and trajectory planning of robotic manipulators, to explain the actuator and sensor principles and roles in robotics, to introduce various aspects of robot modelling and control and to introduce problems encountered in robot programming and their remedies.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

Medical Robotics TechniquesEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN6409Semester 26YesNo

Medical Robotics Techniques

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Henri Huijberts
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: MAT4003
Corequisite: None

Description: This module covers the fundamental areas of medical robotics techniques. The aims of the module are to introduce various medical robotic systems and their applications. These include surgical robots and robotic devices, prosthetics, assistive and rehabilitative robots and endoscopic robots. An insight into the engineering design, fabrication, control and comprehensive operation will be provided through this module.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

Implant DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN6437Semester 26YesNo

Implant Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Julia Shelton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: DEN5101, DEN4101, DEN4102, DEN5102, DEN331, MAT4002
Corequisite: None

Description: The module includes a review of the design process concept and its application to implantable medical devices, as well as reviewing materials for use in the body. Issues related to biomaterial evaluation will be covered including biocompatibility, material response to the physiological environment, matching the mechanical environment and preparation of devices for clinical use. It will consider the relevant stakeholders in the design of medical devices. It will use the design methods and evaluation tools appropriately in a hands-on approach for each of the key steps to support the overall design process of medical implants.

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

Advanced Flight Control and Simulation of Aerospace VehiclesEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7001Semester 17YesNo

Advanced Flight Control and Simulation of Aerospace Vehicles

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa
Overlap: DENM001
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Medical Ethics and Regulatory AffairsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7020Semester 27YesNo

Medical Ethics and Regulatory Affairs

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof David Lee
Overlap: DENM702
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides an introduction to applied medical ethics and law related to the development of new products in the field of bioengineering. It provides knowledge of the regulatory mechanisms of approval of products for clinical use in the UK, the EU and the US, risk management and design processes.

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

Numerical Optimisation in Engineering DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7026Semester 27YesNo

Numerical Optimisation in Engineering Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jens-Dominik Mueller
Overlap: DENM026
Prerequisite: DEN401,DEN403
Corequisite: None

Description: 1. Introduction.
Motivating examples. Sizing, shape and topology opt, Local vs Global opt. Deterministic vs. stochastic opt, linear vs. non-linear, unconstrained vs constrained opt.

2. Deterministic Optimisation
* Unconstrained Optimisation.
Line search vs Trust region methods. Line search methods: Armijo and Strong Wolfe Conditions. Steepest descent algorithm. Search directions: nonlinear conjugate gradient method, Newton's method; Quasi-Newton methods.
* Constrained Optimisation
Penalty methods, interior point methods
* Computation of derivatives Finite-Differences, tangent linear models, adjoints, automatic differentiation

3. Stochastic Optimisation
* Population-based methods
Genetic algorithms, Evolutionary algorithms, Simulated annealing, Particle swarm methods, Multi-criteria evolutionary strategies
* Surrogate modelling
Design of Experiments, Response surface methods, Kriging, Regression models

4. Applications
* Parametrisation
Shape optimisation methods (CAD-based methods, surface and volume morphing, re-meshing techniques), Topology optimisation methods (negative / positive voxel methods)
* Industrial applications
FEM applications in structural opt of shape and topology, CFD applications in shape optimisation
* Overview of commercial software

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

Advanced Heat Transfer and Fluid MechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7208Semester 17NoNo

Advanced Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics

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

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

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

Advanced Aircraft DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7305Semester 17NoNo

Advanced Aircraft Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: "DEN6305, DENM305"
Prerequisite: DEN233, DEN303, DEN307, DEN306, DEN427, DEN6405, DEN7405
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 7
Timetable:

Advanced Tissue MechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7311Semester 27YesNo

Advanced Tissue Mechanics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Himadri Gupta
Overlap: DENM311
Prerequisite: MAT4003
Corequisite: None

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

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

Advanced Spacecraft Design: Manoeuvring and Orbital MechanicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7335Semester 17NoNo

Advanced Spacecraft Design: Manoeuvring and Orbital Mechanics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof John Stark
Overlap: "DEN6335, DENM335"
Prerequisite: DEN4121, DEN4108, DEN5108
Corequisite: None

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

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

Advanced High Speed AerodynamicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7405Semester 27NoNo

Advanced High Speed Aerodynamics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: "DEN6405, DENM405"
Prerequisite: DEN5242
Corequisite: None

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

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

Whole System Design in Sustainable EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7433Semester 27YesNo

Whole System Design in Sustainable Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stuart Peters
Overlap: DENM433
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines the nature of sustainability and various sustainability models before examining the role of national and international government agencies on environmental management. The role of technology is examined, primarily through life cycle analysis, and includes design of products, energy supply, and personal consumption. A particular emphasis will be placed on life cycle analysis of wind, solar and nuclear.

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

Energy Storage EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7600Semester 27YesNo

Energy Storage Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido
Overlap: DENM600
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will give students a thorough understanding of the importance of energy storage in the field of Sustainable Energy Engineering and provide them with an advanced understanding of key processes in the area of electrochemical storage such as batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells etc. The module will also address fundamental aspects of electrochemistry associated with energy storage devices and introduce the concepts of hydrogen economy, storage and utilisation. It will also cover mechanical and thermal energy storage technologies and discuss aspects related to system integration, with a particular focus on their use for the integration of renewable energy into low-carbon power systems. The module will be delivered through a series of lectures, as well as sessions focused on laboratory practicals and will feature guest lecture from industrial practitioners.

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

Introduction to Solar EnergyEngineering and Materials ScienceDEN7601Semester 27YesNo

Introduction to Solar Energy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Joseph Briscoe
Overlap: DENM601
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will give students a thorough understanding of the importance of energy storage in the field of Sustainable Energy Engineering and provide them with an advanced understanding of key processes in the area of electrochemical storage such as batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells etc. The module will also address fundamental aspects of electrochemistry associated with energy storage devices and introduce the concepts of hydrogen economy, storage and utilisation. It will also cover mechanical and thermal energy storage technologies and discuss aspects related to system integration, with a particular focus on their use for the integration of renewable energy into low-carbon power systems. The module will be delivered through a series of lectures, as well as sessions focused on laboratory practicals and will feature guest lecture from industrial practitioners.

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

Advanced Flight Control and Simulation of Aerospace VehiclesEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM001Semester 17NoNo

Advanced Flight Control and Simulation of Aerospace Vehicles

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa
Overlap: DEN7001
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 7
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Aerospace Research ProjectEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM003Full year7NoNo

Aerospace Research Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Pihua Wen
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Computational EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM004Semester 17NoNo

Computational Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pihua Wen
Overlap: DEN401
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This is advanced module in computational modelling focusing on computational solids. Both finite element method and boundary element method are covered together with applications to medical, aero and mechanical engineering. Hands on experience in solving engineering problems using commercial packages is an important part of the module.

Assessment: 50.0% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
Level: 7
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Biomedical Research ProjectEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM006Full year7NoNo

Biomedical Research Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
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Computational Fluid DynamicsEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM010Semester 27NoNo

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sergey Karabasov
Overlap: DEN403
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Following on from an introduction to CFD in DEN331, in this module we deepen our knowledge in various areas. We learn to analyse the properties of discretisations and apply these to simple model equations. We discuss the various aspects of modelling turbulence. In the accompanying laboratory, we learn to generate meshes, solve viscous flow problems on these meshes and perform the relevant analysis of the quality of our simulations.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 7
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RoboticsEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM011Semester 27NoNo

Robotics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ranjan Vepa
Overlap: DEBN408
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 7
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Advanced Environmental EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM012Semester 27NoNo

Advanced Environmental Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Wormleaton
Overlap: "DEN320, DEN420"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 7
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Research Methods and Experimental Techniques in EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM014Semester 17NoNo

Research Methods and Experimental Techniques in Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yousef Zawahreh
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The module introduces MSc students to design of research projects, use of equipment and analysis of the collected data. After a completion of the module the students will be able to devise and plan research projects, conduct research of their own and achieve optimal results from the equipment in use. The link between mathematical models, experimental design, experimental results and validation tests will be made clear

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
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Biomedical Engineering in UrologyEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM016Semester 17NoNo

Biomedical Engineering in Urology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Martin Knight
Overlap: DEN430
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The course explores a broad range of medical engineering associated with the areas of urology. Topics will include surgical instrumentation, imaging and diagnostics, tissue engineering, catheters, pads and implantable devices and materials. Initially the course covers the basic anatomy, physiology of the urinary tract in health and disease, with particular reference to clinical incontinence. The course will utilize tissue and fluid mechanics to examine the biomechanics of the bladder and urodynamic clinical assessment. Specialist information will be provided by outside lecturers including NHS clinical engineerings..

Assessment: 55.0% Examination, 45.0% Coursework
Level: 7
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Advanced Combustion in Reciprocating EnginesEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM021Semester 27NoNo

Advanced Combustion in Reciprocating Engines

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Xi Jiang
Overlap: DEN326
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 7
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Advanced Gas TurbinesEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM022Semester 27NoNo

Advanced Gas Turbines

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fariborz Motallebi
Overlap: "DEN427, DEN306"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 85.0% Examination, 15.0% Practical
Level: 7
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Economics and Management of Sustainable EnergyEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM023Semester 27NoNo

Economics and Management of Sustainable Energy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stuart Peters
Overlap: DEN433
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

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

Clinical MeasurementsEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM024Semester 27NoNo

Clinical Measurements

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pavel Novak
Overlap: DEN406
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module aims to provide an understanding of biopotentials and other biological signals, and identify mechanisms by which they can be measured. It also aims to provide a detailed understanding of the fundamental principals associated with transducers, and comprehensive review of the most widely used techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of disease states

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Practical
Level: 7
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Research Project in Sustainable EnergyEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM025Full year7NoNo

Research Project in Sustainable Energy

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module aims to: define appropriate and achievable goals and relevant structured tasks in order to achieve the desired outcome of the project. Demonstrate knowledge of the current state of the art research in energy systems and demonstrate appropriate analytical abilities for furthering the research developments. Plan a structured programme to achieve the research goals using state of the are concepts. Manage the programme of research, discuss the results and communicate the findings to a target audience via a written report/thesis and oral presentations.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
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Numerical Optimisation in Engineering DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM026Semester 27NoNo

Numerical Optimisation in Engineering Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jens-Dominik Mueller
Overlap: DEN7026
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: 1. Introduction.
Motivating examples. Sizing, shape and topology opt, Local vs Global opt. Deterministic vs. stochastic opt, linear vs. non-linear, unconstrained vs constrained opt.

2. Deterministic Optimisation
* Unconstrained Optimisation.
Line search vs Trust region methods. Line search methods: Armijo and Strong Wolfe Conditions. Steepest descent algorithm. Search directions: nonlinear conjugate gradient method, Newton's method; Quasi-Newton methods.
* Constrained Optimisation
Penalty methods, interior point methods
* Computation of derivatives Finite-Differences, tangent linear models, adjoints, automatic differentiation

3. Stochastic Optimisation
* Population-based methods
Genetic algorithms, Evolutionary algorithms, Simulated annealing, Particle swarm methods, Multi-criteria evolutionary strategies
* Surrogate modelling
Design of Experiments, Response surface methods, Kriging, Regression models

4. Applications
* Parametrisation
Shape optimisation methods (CAD-based methods, surface and volume morphing, re-meshing techniques), Topology optimisation methods (negative / positive voxel methods)
* Industrial applications
FEM applications in structural opt of shape and topology, CFD applications in shape optimisation
* Overview of commercial software

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 7
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Research Project in Computational Aided EngineeringEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM027Full year7NoNo

Research Project in Computational Aided Engineering

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Upon completing this module, students will have attained extensive knowledge on design of a research study and will ideally have produced a work of publishable quality in the area of the research. By completing the module students will be able to:
1. Formulate research problems and relevant methods for their solution and analysis.
2. Design mathematical / analytical / numerical / computational / statistical models and appropriate validation tests.
3. Demonstrate advanced theoretical knowledge in their area of research complemented by appropriate level of computational / numerical skill.
4. Devise appropriate tests for obtaining reliable validation for computational simulations.

The project consists of an individual research project directly in Computational Aided Engineering, proposed by and under supervision of an academic member of staff. Students are encouraged to formulate their own projects, but must have a member of academic staff accepting the supervision. The projects must be approved by the module organiser, or the course organiser, or by a committee of academic staff. The project must combine at least two of the following forms:
i) analytical analysis;
ii) a numerical or computational exercise;
iii) a design study;
vi) a review of a topic of current interest.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Principles and Applications of Medical ImagingEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM029Semester 26NoNo

Principles and Applications of Medical Imaging

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pavel Novak
Overlap: DEN324
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides a comprehensive review of the most widely-used methods of imaging in medical and biological science. After an introduction to the parameters that define image quality, modalities, such as MRI and Ultrasound, are considered from the viewpoint of (i) their basic principles (ii) associated instrumentation, (ii) the method of image extraction from the raw data and (iii) the information revealed about the object. A more detailed consideration of image reconstruction is then followed by a discussion of some specialist non-conventional imaging techniques

Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 6
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AeroelasticityEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM032Semester 27NoNo

Aeroelasticity

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

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

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 7
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Vehicular CrashworthinessEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM033Semester 17NoNo

Vehicular Crashworthiness

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fabian Duddeck
Overlap: DEN411
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 60.0% Coursework, 40.0% Examination
Level: 7
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Renewable Energy SourcesEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM035Semester 17NoNo

Renewable Energy Sources

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hua Wang
Overlap: DEN438
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 50.0% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
Level: 7
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Engineering InstrumentationEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM109Semester 15NoNo

Engineering Instrumentation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hasan Shaheed
Overlap: DEN5109
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is focused on transducers and their uses in engineering control systems. It studies methods of taking measurements, and motor and actuator theory, reviewing important transducer characteristics and the methodology for selecting an appropriate transducer. In relation to this, the module also covers methods of acquiring data from transducers, and effectively processing electronic signals. All aspects of the module content are brought together in a problem based learning exercise, involving the control of a robotic arm.

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

Engineering MethodsEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM114Semester 17NoNo

Engineering Methods

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yousef Zawahreh
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: There are distinct differences between academic and applied industrial research projects. This module will prepare students to work effectively as industrial engineers. The 36 hours of lectures will cover project management frameworks, problem-solving techniques, intellectual property, technology strategy and roadmapping, metrics and statistics, technical writing and ethical considerations. External experts will be invited to give talks. This module will be assessed using three elements of compulsory coursework, there is no final exam.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
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Essential Mathematics Skills for EngineersEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM122Semester 14NoNo

Essential Mathematics Skills for Engineers

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Henri Huijberts
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides students with knowledge of basic mathematical skills that are essential for Engineering students. Topics covered are basic logic, sequences and series, limits, differentiation and integration, partial derivatives, complex numbers, basic vector calculus, matrix algebra and an introduction to ordinary differential equations.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
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Just for Tourists: Travel, Event, PerformanceEnglish and DramaDRA340Semester 16YesNo

Just for Tourists: Travel, Event, Performance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Martin Welton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Performance has become a means by which experiences are mediated for tourists (theme parks, museums, and the service industry for example), just as the practice of tourism has become
increasingly periormative. Just for Tourists examines the considerable cross-overs between studies in theatre and in tourism. From gap years to augmented reality games, touristic practices often involve experiments in the presentation to self to others, and the 'trying out' of different 'ways of being'. This module will set such contemporary concerns within an historical continuum which includes religious pilgrimages, and the Grand Tour as well as comparative studies in critical theory of tourism.

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

Performance and CelebrityEnglish and DramaDRA341Semester 26YesNo

Performance and Celebrity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Aoife Monks
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines 'celebrity' and the `performance of celebrity'. It positions an array of celebrities (actors, politicians, musicians, sports-people) within their individual political, social, historical and cultural contexts allowing them to be read as `media texts¿ through which to think through and around issues of commodification, globalization stardom, narcissism, iconography, philanthropy, cultural appropriation, media consumption and media production. The module refracts these issues through a variety of theoretical and ideological lenses (feminism, Marxism, cultural materialism, post-colonialism), encouraging close analysis of the way in which celebrity constructions of race, gender, nation, sexuality and power function in the public¿s imagination. The module focuses on the development and imperatives of 21st century fame, opening with historical-case studies of manifestations of celebrity and culminating in contemporary case studies.

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

Practice-based Research ProjectEnglish and DramaDRA344Semester 26NoNo

Practice-based Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Julia Bardsley
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module facilitates the development and production of a practice-based research project that is proposed individually, in pairs or a small group . You will formulate a project proposal outlining research questions, thematics, aesthetics, contexts, touchstones and methodologies that will be developed through independent research, peer support mechanisms and tutor mentoring. Through weekly workshops and student-led practice sessions you will be introduced to a range of performance-making approaches, research strategies, tools and techniques, and will be encouraged to devise your own research methodologies for generating performance materials and processes. Through the module you will explore, interrogate, test, develop and focus your research project, conducting on-going documentation of your research, working towards mid-module work-in-progress showings and culminating in a Festival of Performance in May.

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

LivelihoodsEnglish and DramaDRA346Semester 16NoNo

Livelihoods

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Margaret Inchley
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Livelihoods provides students with opportunities to consider and make action plans for the transition from university to working life. In this module, you will research and explore the current cultural landscape including volunteering and freelance work, the opportunities it offers you and the opportunities you can create yourselves as new entrants into the world of work. There will be a range of activities including: visiting speakers, networking events, independent research, group workshop tasks and the development of individual livelihood 'Flight Plan'. Livelihoods encourages you to draw upon the thinking you have done on your degree about the values, ideologies and practices of the cultural industries and to use that thinking to make empowered choices about work and livelihood. In addition to attending the introductory meeting, you will sign up for a minimum of five sessions from a menu of 2-hour workshops held weekly in Semester 1. The module is assessed on a pass/fail basis, based on the completion of an individual livelihood Flight Plan. You will receive feedback on your Flight Plan from adviser in Semester 2

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Verbatim, Testimonial and TribunalEnglish and DramaDRA350Semester 16YesNo

Verbatim, Testimonial and Tribunal

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Margaret Inchley
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This practice-based module explores the traditions and practices of verbatim, testimonial, documentary and tribunal forms of theatre. Raising complex issues such as what it means to 'have a voice' in theatre, notions of authenticity and realness, and of representation and rights, it explores the shaping and framing of material from various sources, including interviews, media, archives and documents. Students will explore the role of the practitioner, make your own piece of theatre, and give reflective responses to the work of others.

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

Performance in the GalleryEnglish and DramaDRA355Semester 26YesNo

Performance in the Gallery

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Martin O'Brien
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module looks at performance in relation to visual art. It examines what it means to develop performance work within a gallery context and how the 'white cube' functions as different from but related to the 'black box' of the theatre. We will work practically to explore the possibilities of performance art as a form emerging from the histories of the visual arts. Students will be taught through practical workshops in order to experiment with form and the potentials of the gallery as a place of performance. The module will address practices such as durational performance and endurance art, action art, performance photography, performance to camera, installation-performance.

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

Medical Ethics and Regulatory AffairsEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM702Semester 27NoNo

Medical Ethics and Regulatory Affairs

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof David Lee
Overlap: DEN7020
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides an introduction to applied medical ethics and law related to the development of new products in the field of bioengineering. It provides knowledge of the regulatory mechanisms of approval of products for clinical use in the UK, the EU and the US, risk management and design processes.

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

Advanced Mechanical Engineering Research ProjectEngineering and Materials ScienceDENM703Full year7NoNo

Advanced Mechanical Engineering Research Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

London/Culture/PerformanceEnglish and DramaDRA114Semester 14YesYes

London/Culture/Performance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Aoife Monks
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to demonstrate connections between different theoretical perspectives within your discipline.
  • Students will be able to discuss socio-cultural values and practices with others.

Description: London/Culture/Performance is an introductory core module for all Drama students. It has three key aims: 1. To equip you with skills for analysing performance (as distinct from written text) (keyword: performance); 2. To facilitate your critical and productive engagement with London and the vast cultural resources and history it has to offer (keyword: London); 3. To introduce you to some current issues in cultural politics and critical ways of approaching them (keyword: culture). These skills are fundamental to the university-level study of Drama in London and will serve you throughout your Drama degree and beyond. Module activities will include: fieldwork at various sites around London; attendance at and critical response to performances and events; seminar-based discussion; seminar preparation that is not supervised by staff, including independent fieldwork and research; seminar presentations; and critical writing. You will be expected to participate constructively in seminars, to come to class fully prepared, and to complete all fieldwork exercises. This module provides an excellent opportunity for you to explore the performance resources available in London and to develop your skills in using, understanding and responding critically to them.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectives
Cultural Histories of TheatreEnglish and DramaDRA115Semester 14YesNo

Cultural Histories of Theatre

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Nicholas Ridout
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides students with a historical and theoretical grounding in some of the key issues in modern and contemporary theatre. Through a series of talks, seminars, screenings and theatre visits, students will encounter significant theatre works and practices in their historical and cultural contexts. Encounters with theatre practice will be accompanied by readings of relevant historical and critical texts so that students can begin to think and write about the role of theatre in a number of different cultural situations. Particular attention will be paid to theatre which enables students to engage with such topics as modernity, cultural difference, formal experimentation and political engagement. Material to be covered might include, for example, Brecht and the culture of the Weimar Republic; Amiri Baraka, Black Power and the Black Revolutionary Theatre; radical performance and mass culture in 1960s Japan.

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

Making TheatreEnglish and DramaDRA116Semester 14NoNo

Making Theatre

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Caoimhe Mcavinchey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: In this module students work in companies led by a tutor to explore the performance-making strategies of a select practitioner, company and/or practice. You explore those strategies through research that is both text-based (reading, viewing, etc.) and practice-based. You will develop select key practical skills as required to work in the mode of the practitioner, company and/or practice studied. Adopting and critically adapting the performance-making strategies studied, each student company makes a performance for presentation.

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

PracticesEnglish and DramaDRA117Semester 14NoNo

Practices

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Bridget Escolme
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: ractices supports you in the transition to university-level study in Drama through a series of induction events, seminars and workshops. The module introduces information and practices central to negotiating the first year (and beyond) successfully including, for example: navigating QMUL's online learning environment; time management; accessing support; digital resources and research; reading critically; writing and editing; referencing and good academic practice; making the most of feedback; preparing for student-led practice; technical skills including space management, light, sound and voice; work placements in the arts; and documenting performance practice. The module draws directly on issues, content, skills and assessments from other modules at Level 4, especially compulsory modules for all joint and single honours students. The module also benefits from the involvement of PASS mentors. The module is assessed on a pass/fail basis, based on satisfactory attendance (i.e. meets School requirements to remain registered on the module) and completion of developmental tasks.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Performance Texts in PracticeEnglish and DramaDRA118Semester 24NoNo

Performance Texts in Practice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Martin Welton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This practical module introduces you to a variety of plays and other writings for performance, and helps you develop critical strategies for engaging with these texts through performance. In addition to honing skills in performance and dramaturgy, you will also enhance your capacity to analyse texts and performance events. Learning is based on practical explorations of the processes and techniques for adapting and transforming material into performance, supported by group discussions of critical readings, screenings, and live performances. Exploration of dramatic and performance texts will result in developing design directions and performance conventions. You will learn the fundamentals of production design, using contemporary techniques. The module is taught through staff-led discussions, workshops, and student-led practice sessions. Assessment is based on a group performance project, a presentation, and an essay.

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

Popular Theatre and PerformanceEnglish and DramaDRA119Semester 24YesNo

Popular Theatre and Performance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Penelope Woods
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines a wide range of theatrical contexts, histories and forms, in order to investigate the meanings of the term 'popular'. The module might cover, for example, the theatre of Ancient Greece, Medieval guild drama, Commedia dell Arte, Elizabethan commercial theatre, melodrama, blackface minstrelsy, folk theatre and ritual, Chinese Opera, Kabuki theatre, Broadway musicals, applied theatre, immersive theatre, commercial entertainment, the avant-garde and `unpopular' theatre forms. Interrogating the concept of the `popular¿ requires that you acknowledge how the socio-economic conditions in which particular theatre forms emerged have contributed to how social hierarchies can be formed and imagined at the theatre. The module aims to helps you to contextualise your study of contemporary theatre practices within a range of historical legacies and traditions, and to help you feel confident about working with a range of historical objects, documents and forms of evidence.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

InterventionsEnglish and DramaDRA120Semester 24YesNo

Interventions

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

Description: Interventions is a seminar module (with some practical elements) that examines the intersection between aesthetics and activism, in the social and political contexts shared by Live Art, Applied Theatre and Site-Specific Performance. Students will also be introduced to work by a range of performance practitioners and theorists. Students will explore the politics and pleasures involved in performance practices that provoke, argue, or advocate for social change. This module maintains that performance is used to intervene in a variety of social, political and environmental contexts, which may include the street, commercial centres, health or social care systems, educational institutions, online and virtual environments and so on. As such, these performance interventions expose and challenge conventions and perceptions of everyday life. The module will require visits to appropriate sites or locations in addition to scheduled classes.

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

Performing ShakespeareEnglish and DramaDRA205Semester 25YesYes

Performing Shakespeare

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bridget Escolme
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students in the Department of Drama

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Networking
  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate and demonstrate evidence of their skills to support networking and how these have influenced their practice, their subject discipline and their career aspirations.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate how discipline-specific problem solving techniques or approaches may be generalised or applied in a broader context.

Description: How to perform Shakespeare has been one of the most enduring and ideologically fraught struggles in modern British theatre production. This module builds on the historiographical and cultural studies work of year one, providing a practical laboratory in which you will learn and explore modes of performance that will illuminate the theatrical work in performance while preserving its historical strangeness. Drawing variously on our contemporary understanding of the conditions of English Renaissance production and on performance techniques associated with experimental theatre artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, you will work on text from Shakespeare plays, making use of, for example, rhetorical gesture, improvisation, flirting and showing off, talking to the audience, audio feeds, part-scripts, textual muddles, obscenity and cross-dressing. The emphasis will be on finding viable and intellectually rigorous modes of performance that challenge the dominant 'naturalistic' modes that operate in most British theatre production.

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

Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityDRA_456_A
Theatre WritingsEnglish and DramaDRA218Semester 15YesNo

Theatre Writings

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Sarah Sigal
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is intended to develop your writing for and about the stage. Each week you will be set creative writing tasks that will help you develop your own skills in writing. Over the semester, you will build up a portfolio of creative pieces and be required to analyse the work of other students. In addition, we will be looking at plays in performance and on the page, and we will practice effective ways of writing about theatre as well as for it.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Making Contemporary TheatreEnglish and DramaDRA220Semester 15YesYes

Making Contemporary Theatre

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Margaret Inchley
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students in the Department of Drama

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Networking
  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate and demonstrate evidence of their skills to support networking and how these have influenced their practice, their subject discipline and their career aspirations.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate how discipline-specific problem solving techniques or approaches may be generalised or applied in a broader context.

Description: This module examines processes, techniques and modes of expression used by contemporary theatre-makers to create a variety of forms. We examine how the performance-making processes of significant practitioners function analytically, creatively, and practically. We consider how practitioners strategically deploy methodologies, conventions and techniques to produce particular outcomes. We consider how process is informed by content, genre, mode of representation, theatrical convention, and ideological and cultural context. We learn methods of workshopping and performing that can create stimulating and engaging theatre. Theatre-makers examined may include DV8 Physical Theatre, the Wooster Group, Forced Entertainment, Goat Island, Robert Lepage's Ex Machina, Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Complicite, Grid Iron, and Station House Opera.

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

Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityDRA_456_A
Making Contemporary TheatreEnglish and DramaDRA220Semester 25YesYes

Making Contemporary Theatre

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Margaret Inchley
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students in the Department of Drama

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Networking
  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate and demonstrate evidence of their skills to support networking and how these have influenced their practice, their subject discipline and their career aspirations.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate how discipline-specific problem solving techniques or approaches may be generalised or applied in a broader context.

Description: This module examines processes, techniques and modes of expression used by contemporary theatre-makers to create a variety of forms. We examine how the performance-making processes of significant practitioners function analytically, creatively, and practically. We consider how practitioners strategically deploy methodologies, conventions and techniques to produce particular outcomes. We consider how process is informed by content, genre, mode of representation, theatrical convention, and ideological and cultural context. We learn methods of workshopping and performing that can create stimulating and engaging theatre. Theatre-makers examined may include DV8 Physical Theatre, the Wooster Group, Forced Entertainment, Goat Island, Robert Lepage's Ex Machina, Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Complicite, Grid Iron, and Station House Opera.

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

Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityDRA_456_A
NaturalismEnglish and DramaDRA223Semester 25YesYes

Naturalism

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Aoife Monks
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students in HSS

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate perspectives from different disciplines.
  • Students will be able to analyse the impact of diverse cultural and global contexts upon aspects of their discipline.

Description: Naturalism seems to be the theatre that all fashionable modern theatre people love to hate. This module aims to reconnect with the original dynamic energy of naturalist theatre, and to trace a century-long fascination with the art of making it look and feel real. We will look at new discoveries and explorations of nineteenth century science, and at radical moves in painting and literature, as a way of framing our exploration of naturalist drama itself. We will find out why it was so offensive to see a version of your own living room on stage and how theatre started to bring all the sordid realities of everyday life on stage. Seminars will involve extensive study of naturalist plays, from Ibsen and Strindberg, via Franz Xavier Kroetz to Richard Maxwell, film screenings and critical and historical texts that place the phenomenon of naturalism in historical and aesthetic context.

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

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_POL
Group Practical ProjectEnglish and DramaDRA242Semester 25NoNo

Group Practical Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Jen Harvie
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: To expose students to key scholarly and practical skills relevant to the study and making of theatre and performance: to enable students to make informed choices about the development of those skills relevant to their individual overall programme of study on this degree; to develop students understanding of themselves as scholar-artists; to offer students an opportunity to undertake and present a substantial practical project in a role of their choosing; to offer students the opportunity to work on a practice-based project within the creative restrictions of a research question devised by Drama staff; to offer students the opportunity to work on a professional-quality performance event festival.

Assessment: 65.0% Practical, 35.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Action DesignEnglish and DramaDRA245Semester 15YesYes

Action Design

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

QMUL Model Available to: All students

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Networking
  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate and demonstrate evidence of their skills to support networking and how these have influenced their practice, their subject discipline and their career aspirations.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate how discipline-specific problem solving techniques or approaches may be generalised or applied in a broader context.

Description: This module provides a practical and theoretical introduction to the seven areas of technical production for the theatre: Lighting, Sound, Design, Workshop, Costume, Technical Drawing and Stage Management. Through this practical introduction you will develop a theoretical understanding of the Design systems of Josef Svoboda, Jaroslav Malina and Jan Dusek and develop an appreciation and active practical response to the term 'scenografie' and the Action Design Movement.

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

Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinaritySBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_MAT_SPA_POL_GLH
Cultural Politics and PerformanceEnglish and DramaDRA259Semester 15NoNo

Cultural Politics and Performance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Aoife Monks
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Cultural Politics and Performance builds on thinking and theatre-going in the first year, in order to introduce you to key philosophical and ethical debates about the nature and purpose of the theatre event in relation to its cultural contexts. The module will focus on the politics of representation within a range of geographical and historical contexts, asking questions about the nature and purpose of representation within ethical and political frameworks, and examining how artists themselves have used formal innovations to interrogate the ideological implications of their own practices. The module will enable you to engage with a range of key theoretical methods and approaches. It will build on your introduction to semiotics and ideology by focusing on questions of identity and power; it will also develop your historical thinking and research skills. Theories, debates and contexts examined might include queer theory, anti-theatricality, post-colonialism, feminism, post-structuralism, the post-dramatic, cultural materialism etc. You will also be exposed to a range of theatre forms in order to examine the tripartite relationship between socio-historical contexts, formal and aesthetic innovation in the theatre, and the political implications of performance.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

London Performance NowEnglish and DramaDRA261Semester 15YesYes

London Performance Now

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Michael Shane Boyle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students in HSS

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

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

Description: London is one of Europe's most exciting theatrical cities with a range of productions on offer at any given time. This module will examine a range of live productions to explore strategies for reading live performance that recognize the importance of where performances take place. As a group we will visit the National Theatre, the Barbican, and the Royal Court as well as 'fringe' or alternative venues in examining how we read the performance event. Students will be expected to engage with critical reviews of performances, examine the role of press and marketing and explore the targeting of specific productions to particular audience groups.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinaritySBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_POL
London Performance NowEnglish and DramaDRA261Semester 25YesYes

London Performance Now

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Michael Shane Boyle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students in HSS

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

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

Description: London is one of Europe's most exciting theatrical cities with a range of productions on offer at any given time. This module will examine a range of live productions to explore strategies for reading live performance that recognize the importance of where performances take place. As a group we will visit the National Theatre, the Barbican, and the Royal Court as well as 'fringe' or alternative venues in examining how we read the performance event. Students will be expected to engage with critical reviews of performances, examine the role of press and marketing and explore the targeting of specific productions to particular audience groups.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinaritySBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_POL
Race and Racism in PerformanceEnglish and DramaDRA263Semester 15YesYes

Race and Racism in Performance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Michael Shane Boyle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students in HSS

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

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

Description: This module explores how race is performed in theatre, art, and popular culture. Of particular interest are performances that trouble how we think or talk about race, especially as it intersects with other identity categories like gender, class, sexuality and disability. Why are race and structural racism such difficult topics to discuss, especially in the context of performance? What does it mean to label a performance racist, and how can we as artists develop anti-racist performance practices? The topics this seminar covers could include histories of blackface minstrelsy, debates over "colour-blind" casting, the politics of cultural appropriation in pop culture for example.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_POL
Costume DramasEnglish and DramaDRA264Semester 25YesYes

Costume Dramas

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Bridget Escolme
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students in HSS

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

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

Description: This module explores the ways in which British culture has reproduced, appropriated and performed the past through costume and clothing. The 'performance' of the title includes historical plays and plays about history, novel adaptations on film and television and the performance of the self through 'retro' fashion. The module takes the visual cultures of costume and fashion as the starting point for an analysis of the ideological and historically situated meanings we make of the past. It is taught through seminars, video screenings, fieldwork (one piece of which may take place outside London) and at least one theatre visit.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Multi- and inter-disciplinaritySBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_POL
Performing Illness and DisabilityEnglish and DramaDRA267Semester 25YesNo

Performing Illness and Disability

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Martin O'Brien
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module investigates the representation of illness and disability in performance. It focuses primarily on contemporary performance and live art practices by artists with illnesses or disability but is contextualised by the history of disability performance, e.g. in the Victorian freak shows. You will be introduced to ways of understanding discourses of disability and illness, and the ways in which they become manifest in performance. The module enables you to discuss issues of representation, lived experience and agency as they relate to disabled and unwell bodies in performance.

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

Voice, Gender, PerformanceEnglish and DramaDRA268Semester 15YesYes

Voice, Gender, Performance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Margaret Inchley
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students in HSS

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to evaluate perspectives from different disciplines.
  • Students will be able to reflect on socio-cultural values and skills within diverse cultural and global contexts.

Description: How do people use their voices, and what does this reveal or conceal about their gendered identities? How do gendered voices intersect with other aspects of identity, such as region, class, nation and race? Drawing on theoretical material from a range of disciplinary fields, including cultural philosophy, sociolinguistics, film studies, and psychology, this module will consider the voicing of gender in a variety of different physical spaces and discursive spheres - from the playground to Parliament - and through a range of media, including theatre, internet, TV, film and music.

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

Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesSBM_DRA_ESH_GEG_HST_POL
Archives of Theatre and PerformanceEnglish and DramaDRA269Semester 25NoNo

Archives of Theatre and Performance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Dominic Johnson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module introduces students to archives and documents. You will be guided towards devising an independent research project. This project will explore an area of London, culture and performance of each student's choice and for which each student will be asked to find primary source material of the kind introduced to them on the module. You might, for example, carry out research at the National Theatre Archive, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Library and Archive, V&A Theatre and Performance Collection, Black Cultural Archives, Live Art Development Agency, Tate Library and Archive Collections, or Bishopsgate. The module also explores broader issues of theatre history and historiography.

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

Culture, Performance and GlobalisationEnglish and DramaDRA304Semester 16YesNo

Culture, Performance and Globalisation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Michael Shane Boyle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will consider the practice and problematic of performance in and between different cultures, particularly in relation to the apparently pan-cultural phenomenon of 'globalisation'. Students will be introduced to, and will discuss key issues from discourses which seek to critique cross- and inter- cultural artistic practice (specifically those of post-colonialism and globalisation). They will seek to situate issues concerning culture within the practice of performance, whether this is from the perspective of the spectator, or the performer him/herself. The module will examine and formulate theory in relation to play texts, historical accounts of performance, video recordings and live performances.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Feeling It: Emotion and Sensation in the TheatreEnglish and DramaDRA307Semester 26YesNo

Feeling It: Emotion and Sensation in the Theatre

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Nicholas Ridout
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Who feels what in which theatre? From theories of catharsis in tragic theatre to the predicament of the spectator in postmodern performance, this module takes a critical, historical and theoretical look at how emotion and sensation have been experienced in the theatre. The module will draw on theoretical and historical texts, from Aristotle and Saint Augustine, through Diderot, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, via Darwin and Freud to Deleuze and Lyotard, to consider what it might mean to feel real feelings and sense real sensations on stage and off. These theoretical texts will be examined in relation to historical accounts and contemporary experiences of performances. We will also consider the ways in which a theatre that engages those senses other than sight might be both vital and strangely overlooked in a study of theatre that is dominated by the visual experience and its reading of signs. Each seminar will be themed around an emotional or sensational experience, for example: horror, pain, joy, grief, boredom, helpless laughter, hysteria, lust, schizophrenia, despair, love.

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

Performance CompositionEnglish and DramaDRA310Semester 16NoNo

Performance Composition

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Lois Weaver
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Independent performers are responsible for the entirety of their work. This includes conceiving the idea, writing the text, composing the score and/or choreography, designing the visuals, securing equipment, mastering the technology, locating the venue, producing and marketing the event and finally performing the piece. This module will provide practical skills and experience in each of these aspects of independent performance. You will create a performance piece of at least ten minutes in length which will be performed in at least two of the Performance Nights. The piece will then be critiqued and rewritten for a final performance in weeks 10 and 11 of the module. As well as producing, performing and publicising the work, the class will be required to set up and run the performance space for the Performance Nights that will be held once a week throughout the first semester.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Shakespeare After ShakespeareEnglish and DramaDRA316Semester 16YesNo

Shakespeare After Shakespeare

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Catherine Silverstone
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines how Shakespeare has been adapted and appropriated in a variety of performance contexts. We will address and debate issues such as cultural and textual authority, authorship, gender, sexuality, national identity, ethnicity, adaptation and appropriation. Possible topics, contexts and texts through which these issues will be addressed may include, but are not limited to: authorship; decolonisation, postcolonial and settler cultures; queering Shakespeare; feminist performance; heritage and tourism; festivals; translation; popular culture; education. We will engage critically with Shakespeare's play texts, performances 'after Shakespeare' and critical writing.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Madness and TheatricalityEnglish and DramaDRA323Semester 16YesNo

Madness and Theatricality

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bridget Escolme
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module explores madness and mental illness in recent and historical performance. It asks questions about how a society's constructions of madness are reflected in and produced by performance, and about the versions of subjectivity or selfhood that emerge when we play mad. The module is taught through practice-based case studies of ancient Greek, English Renaissance and twentieth/twenty-first century European texts and performances. It examines the versions of madness and mental illness produced in historical performance, and the ways in which these have been reinterpreted and rewritten to reflect current constructions and concerns of and about madness. It explores recent constructions of madness and its 'treatment' on stage.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Written Research ProjectEnglish and DramaDRA329Semester 26NoNo

Written Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Catherine Silverstone
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module guides you through the process of choosing a research topic, researching that topic, framing appropriate research questions and structuring an argument for an 8,000 word research project in the expanded field of Drama, Theatre and/or Performance Studies. You will develop your project through a programme of seminars and a writing retreat, addressing areas of research methodology and presentation such as: research ethics; planning and executing research, including book/journal-based, electronic, archival and interview-based research; selecting research methodologies; approaches to critical writing; giving a research presentation. You will also develop your topic individually with your seminar leader and with your supervisor, as well your fellow students in seminars. The module takes place in Semester 2, but a preliminary meeting will take place in Semester 1. You will submit a proposal in Semester 1 and your supervisor will be assigned late in Semester 1/before Semester 2. Only open to students enrolled on Drama single and joint honours degree programmes. Not open to Associate Students.

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

Performance, Sexuality, IdentityEnglish and DramaDRA332Semester 16YesNo

Performance, Sexuality, Identity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Catherine Silverstone
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module analyses relationships between performance, sexuality and identity and how performance might be deployed in the service of specific political and cultural agendas. Through a consideration of a range of companies, performers, playwrights, organisations, photographers, filmmakers, for example, and critical writing, the module will consider a variety of topics which may include, but are not limited to: theories and histories of sexuality; marriage and civil partnerships; gay and lesbian theatre; television; HIV and AIDS; activism; club performance. In the course of this work we will consider how sexual identities intersect with other identity-forming discourses, especially gender and race/ethnicity.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Offstage LondonEnglish and DramaDRA333Semester 26YesNo

Offstage London

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Jen Harvie
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module explores the political and artistic aims and effects of non-theatrical performance in the twentieth century and contemporary urban environment. It explores how the city is sometimes conceived as a dystopian site of potentially enormous social oppression. And it examines everyday, artistic and activist performative responses to this potential subjection, responses which imagine the city as, instead, a utopian site of personal and social liberation. We contextualise and historicise our analysis through studying various theoretical analyses of urban experience (e.g. Baudelaire, Benjamin, Debord, Lefebvre) as well as a variety of artistic practices (e.g. everyday interventions, activism, public art). Throughout the module, we work to map the ideas and practices we encounter, many originally grounded in Paris, in our own experiences of London. The module concludes by imagining what performance might do next to contest the particular challenges of living in the city now and to explore and exploit its opportunities. Please note that in addition to the weekly 2-hour seminar there will be regular 3-hour field-trips and/or screenings.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Performance and CommunityEnglish and DramaDRA337Semester 16YesNo

Performance and Community

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Caoimhe Mcavinchey
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will introduce students to ideas about how cultural interventions are being used in areas of social development in local, national and international contexts. We will examine how performance has been used to address issues which may include education, health, sexuality, gender, race, disability and social exclusion. The course will consider case studies of theatre work in action, theoretical frames to examine them and current debates which inform and impact upon the field.

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

Applied PerformanceEnglish and DramaDRA339Semester 26YesNo

Applied Performance

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

Description: This module investigates the field of Applied and Socially Engaged Performance through reflective practice in collaboration with selected community partners to examine possibilities and challenges in the field, including: project planning and development; ethics; using performance for advocacy and activism; documentation and evaluation. It is important to note that additional meetings, workshops and events are key to full participation in the module; these commitments will be negotiated with partner groups as they arise.

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

Teaching English in Professional and Academic SettingsLanguages Linguistics and FilmEAL7209Semester 27NoNo

Teaching English in Professional and Academic Settings

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Weronika Gorska-Fernando
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: "This optional module provides a focused route for students who wish to develop advanced knowledge and skills in teaching both English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP). The module starts with the exploration of theoretical approaches and key research as well as pedagogical developments in the fields of ESP/EAP in the UK and across other national and international contexts. This in-depth introduction then moves on to the discussion of the principles of ESP/EAP course design, placing particular emphasis on practical knowledge of syllabus content/structure, material development and assessment methods."

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Methods of Text and Corpus AnalysisLanguages Linguistics and FilmEAL7210Semester 17NoNo

Methods of Text and Corpus Analysis

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

Description: "Corpus linguistics provides methods for the study of collections of electronic texts. It has had a growing impact within linguistics since 1970s, and also has spawned diverse applications in language teaching, media studies and communication research. Corpus-based studies of discourse in these areas have offered precise, systematic and reliable insights in a variety of registers and settings. This module will introduce students to this new and innovative field of enquiry called corpus-assisted discourse analysis. The module consists of two parts. The first part of the module will focus on the theoretical and practical aspects underlying discourse analysis. The second part will introduce students to the key principles and theoretical constructs developed within corpus-assisted discourse analysis, as well as to some of the most widely used software and electronic corpora."

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Career Success for Economics and Finance StudentsEconomics and FinanceECN002Semester 13NoNo

Career Success for Economics and Finance Students

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Miss Cathy Balfe
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 3
Timetable:

World EconomyEconomics and FinanceECN102Semester 14YesNo

World Economy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Silvia Dal Bianco
Overlap: "GEG5102,GEG6108"
Prerequisite: ECN113,ECN114
Corequisite: None

Description: The aim of this module is to introduce the basic concepts and methods that economists employ to analyse economic growth and international trade. It will review and analyse the current macroeconomic issues and events from the perspective of the business community and policymakers, including: strategies for growth; causes of trade deficits; consequences of government deficits; short- and long-term effects of monetary policy; and the globalisation of financial markets. The module will feature examples from both developed and developing countries to enhance knowledge of the world economy and skills in solving practical problems.

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

Macroeconomics IEconomics and FinanceECN106Semester 24YesNo

Macroeconomics I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alessandra Bonfiglioli
Overlap: "GEG5102,GEG6108"
Prerequisite: ECN111,ECN113
Corequisite: None

Description: The module is an introduction to macroeconomics. It addresses how goods, labour and financial markets interact to determine aggregate output, employment, interest rates and the price level. The topics covered include: definitions and measurement of aggregate variables, equilibrium on each market in isolation (partial equilibrium) and on all markets (general equilibrium) both in the short and in the medium run, the impact of fiscal and monetary policy on aggregate variables.

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

Microeconomics IEconomics and FinanceECN111Semester 24YesNo

Microeconomics I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Roberto Veneziani
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: ECN113,ECN106
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is the first in a sequence of three modules intended to provide students with a thorough introduction to microeconomic theory. This module will cover: introduction to microeconomic modelling; elementary theory of markets; consumer theory: preferences, budgets and demand, expected utility theory and intertemporal choice. Pre-requisite ECN199 or ECN113.

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

Principles of EconomicsEconomics and FinanceECN113Semester 14YesNo

Principles of Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Nick Vriend
Overlap: BUS017
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will be an introduction to economic reasoning and analysis. No prior knowledge of economics is necessary. The module will cover standard topics such as: demand, supply and price in consumer markets; demand, supply and price in labour markets: returns to education, the New Deal; competitive equilibrium: optimality; trade; market power; price discrimination, oligopoly, government policy; externalities and the environment; public goods, taxes and free-riding; globalisation; growth.

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

Mathematical Methods in Economics and Business I (MMEB I)Economics and FinanceECN114Semester 14YesNo

Mathematical Methods in Economics and Business I (MMEB I)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr George Makedonis
Overlap: "MTH4100,MTH4107"
Prerequisite: ECN113
Corequisite: None

Description: Topics include concept of a function; linear functions; simultaneous linear equations; quadratic functions; rational functions; the concept of a derivative; rules of differentiation; the inverse function; optimisation of a function of one variable; second and higher derivatives; partial differentiation - conditions for relative extremum of a function of two variables; differentials and derivatives; total differentials; implicit functions; exponential and logarithmic functions and their derivatives - logarithms and elasticity.

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

Making Site-Specific PerformanceEnglish and DramaDRA356Semester 26YesNo

Making Site-Specific Performance

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Michael Mckinnie
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Performance often takes place outside conventional theatre venues. How do such changes of site affect the processes and practices of performance making? This module invites students to develop performance projects intended to be staged in unconventional sites (e.g., site-specific performances, performances in reclaimed or unusual locations, or gallery and museum performances). In doing so, they will explore the role of site in shaping performance practice and gain practical experience of creating work in ways that are increasingly prominent in professional theatre and performance in the United Kingdom and abroad today.

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

Choreographic PerformanceEnglish and DramaDRA358Semester 16YesNo

Choreographic Performance

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Martin Welton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: 'Choreography' has come to describe the arrangement and movement of bodies, objects and ideas more widely, although it has historically been attached to the organisation and presentation of dance. Dance is a crucial means by which choreographic thinking might be articulated and can be found in theatrical, gallery and public performances. In this module, we will examine how these diverse practices might enable a variety of means of thinking through and about movement. No prior training or experience in dance is necessary.

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

Performance Art from the 1970s to the PresentEnglish and DramaDRA359Semester 16YesNo

Performance Art from the 1970s to the Present

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Dominic Johnson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: In this module, you will study case studies in the recent history of performance art, from 1970 to the present. You will be introduced to significant as well as overlooked performance artists, and will engage with their work, by studying audiovisual documentation, scores, oral histories/interviews and artists' writings, as well as significant scholarship and criticism in the field. In-depth analysis of individual case studies will provide fresh perspectives on key themes for the study of performance art, including but not limited to sexuality and gender, race and ethnicity, the blurring of art and life, extremity, duration, protest, and social engagement. You will also engage with contemporary performance art in London, including through visits to live performances, as well as to archives and institutions relevant to performance art, for example the Live Art Development Agency, Tate Archives, Whitechapel Gallery, or the British Library Sound Archive.

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

Show Business: Theatre and CapitalismEnglish and DramaDRA360Semester 26YesNo

Show Business: Theatre and Capitalism

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

Description: What kind of business is show business? This module explores the relationship between theatre and capitalism. It examines key economic problems as they arise in the theatre (e.g. "star" performers, box office, theatre as entertainment, theatre as a "creative industry," theatre and real estate). It also considers how performance offers a distinctive lens through which to think about broader practices and relations (e.g. neoliberalism, globalisation, urban development) that have become central to our everyday lives.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

DissertationEnglish and DramaDRA7000Full year7NoNo

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Michael Shane Boyle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: "This independent research project culminates in a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words. Working with the support of a supervisor, students pursue their own independent investigation of the theory and practice of performance. Research development is also encouraged by a dissertation colloquium in late May/early June, in which students present their research in progress and receive feedback from academic staff and other graduate students. Recent dissertation topics have included studies of illness and performance, performance and second language acquisition, the performance of rural spaces and identities, contemporary performance and relational aesthetics, circus performance in Victorian Britain, cultural value and performance and performance and social conflict."

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 7
Timetable:

Contemporary Theatre and PerformanceEnglish and DramaDRA7001Semester 17NoNo

Contemporary Theatre and Performance

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Jen Harvie
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: "What is contemporary theatre and performance doing? What are its benefits and problems? What does it tell us about contemporary culture? How is it particularly well suited to articulating and influencing cultural change? This module identifies trends in recent theatre/performance and its analysis, and considers what we might understand to be those trends' value - be it aesthetic, political, social, emotional - as well as what they articulate about contemporary culture. Trends examined might include: postdramatic theatre, relational aesthetics, performative public activism, and responses to contemporary contexts such as ecological activism or globalisation. Study is grounded in critical reading and current and recent theatre, performance and art events, especially in London."

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Independent Practical ProjectEnglish and DramaDRA7002Semester 27NoNo

Independent Practical Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Lois Weaver
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: "This module requires students to devise an individual project that focuses on a chosen area of performance practice. The aim of the module is for each student to raise a series of research questions that are addressed as a result of and through their practical work. This could encompass playwriting, applied drama, directing, dramaturgy, acting, new technologies, site-specific performance and live art. Working under the supervision of the module convenor and a mentor, each student will craft a professional project that also provides an opportunity for critical reflection on the processes of performance practice. Whilst the work developed on the module will be undertaken within the confines of academia, and subsequently critically rigorous, the importance of the public economy in which performance takes place will not be overlooked. In order to give focus to both creative and theoretical investigation, the module will produce a series of in-progress presentations that will be open to the public, who will be invited to follow the development of the work as it progresses. This is intended not only to invite critical commentary from the public as well as the module tutors, but also to anchor the importance of public presentation as part of artistic creation. The final assessed presentation will be produced in the context of a public festival of new work during the exam term and each student will design and create a portfolio of documentation to accompany the presentation. Both assessments (presentation and portfolio) are designed to provide public platforms for the dissemination of rigorous practice-based research while maintaining an emphasis on high standards of professional performance making."

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

Cultural IndustriesEnglish and DramaDRA7003Semester 27NoNo

Cultural Industries

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Margaret Inchley
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: "This module explores cultural industries - both their practices, and the issues (ethical, practical, political, economic, etc.) they raise. It examines the political and economic contexts and practices that give rise to and affect them. It evaluates their aims as well as the practices they do and might employ to achieve those aims. Module convenor(s) facilitate students' placements with an appropriate industry partner and students develop industry-based projects to complete within the context of the industry partner's work. Students' work on this module will be partly seminar-based, and partly based on work with the industry partner."

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Performance LabEnglish and DramaDRA7004Semester 17NoNo

Performance Lab

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Julia Bardsley
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is a studio-based research laboratory that focuses on and experiments with performance process. In tandem with these practical activities students formulate creative strategies for documenting and disseminating process. Through weekly workshops the group will be introduced to a range of performance-making approaches, tools and techniques, and will be encouraged to devise their own methodologies for creating performance languages. Each student raises a series of research thematics that are explored through practical group experiments, individual development of performative prototypes, critical analysis, evaluative writing and collaborative dialogue and feedback sessions. The module leads towards a Performance Lab Research Event where students present the practical and process-based outcomes of their research investigations.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Independent Written ProjectEnglish and DramaDRA7005Semester 27NoNo

Independent Written Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Michael Shane Boyle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: "This module provides students with the opportunity to design and produce an independent written project under the supervision of a member of staff. This module enables students to work independently on topics not provided within existing modules, subject to the availability of a suitable supervisor. Entry on to the module is at the discretion of the module convenor and prospective students are required to submit a 300-word abstract outlining their proposed topic by Week 10 of Semester 1. Student should consult with a member of staff (ideally their proposed supervisor) in the module of preparing their abstract. Students will be notified by Week 12 of Semester 1 whether they have been accepted on to the module. This module may only be taken by students enrolled on the MA Theatre and Performance."

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Theatre and Performance TheoryEnglish and DramaDRA7006Semester 27NoNo

Theatre and Performance Theory

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Michael Mckinnie
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: "This module examines theoretical texts and ideas that have shaped our contemporary understanding of performance, theatre and culture. It offers a distinctive, performance-oriented route into looking at some work of wider theoretical, philosophical, and political importance. It aims to provide students with a diverse range of theoretical and historical starting points from which to consider the study of theatre and performance. It also offers students an historical frame of reference through which to situate the practice and study of theatre and performance in relation to other disciplines and social practices, and to submit the concept of performance and performance studies to critical and historical scrutiny."

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Performing Mental HealthEnglish and DramaDRA7010Semester 17NoNo

Performing Mental Health

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bridget Escolme
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: "This module explores the performance of mental health and mental illness as they have been defined across history, and in the contemporary moment. In particular the module asks how the social construction of mental health is reflected in and produced by performance. While the module focuses on the types of subjectivity and selfhood that have emerged in the history of theatre and performance, students are also encouraged to explore ways other creative practices engage these topics. Special attention is given to representations of 'madness' and `mental illness' produced in historical performance, as well as to how these representations have since been reinterpreted and adapted to reflect current constructions and concerns. In addition we will consider a variety of contemporary and collaborative performance practices that interrogate attitudes relating to normative concepts of mental health, and even try to intervene into policy and care. Students will be introduced to broad debates on mental health from within the Humanities and informed by the approaches of disability studies. "

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

Research DesignEnglish and DramaDRA7103Semester 27NoNo

Research Design

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Michael Shane Boyle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is a compulsory, non-assessed and non-credit bearing module for students pursuing a Master of Arts in Theatre and Performance and students pursuing a Master of Arts in Live Art. This module helps students to build skills and methods in research design. Moreover, it helps to prepare students for their MA dissertations by providing guidance and skills in designing and completing research projects. The module meets every second week, and seminar meetings will include discussions of assigned readings and research workshops. By the end of the semester, each student pursuing the degree full time will have prepared and submitted a final draft of their dissertation proposal. Part-time students will have the option of submitting a final draft of their dissertation proposal or preparing a field statement.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Practice-Based DissertationEnglish and DramaDRA7711Full year7NoNo

Practice-Based Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Dominic Johnson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This independent research project offers the opportunity of a practice-based dissertation consisting of a sustained piece of practice-based research that is documented in a submittable format, and a critical analysis (or written reflection) of 4,000-6,000 words. The form and scope of the practice is to be agreed between you and the supervisor and the MA Live Art convener. The documentation may accompany a live performance; or may document or otherwise consist of practice taking another form, including but not limited to performances with incidental audiences, one-to-one performances, performance for video or camera, online interventions, organising, or curating. Research development is enabled and supported by participation in a Dissertation Colloquium and Festival in May/June, in which you will present your research in progress and receive feedback from academic staff and other postgraduate students.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7
Timetable:

Live Art HistoriesEnglish and DramaDRA7712Semester 17NoNo

Live Art Histories

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Dominic Johnson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: 'Live Art Histories' explores histories, social contexts, and genealogies of live art in the UK and internationally after 1960, in its emergence from visual art, as well as from intersections with other histories including those of theatre, dance, video, installation and activism. Key histories and case studies may include solo and autobiographical, endurance and durational, intimate and one-to-one, interventionist and collaborative performances, among other forms of live art practice. The module reflects upon the aesthetic, methodological, historiographical and other implications of encountering live art in its live manifestations and through documentation (such as scores, photographs, videos or oral accounts). In addition, the module will introduce you to key research methods and provide essential research training you will need on the rest of the programme. Teaching will include archival research at a venue such as the Live Art Development Agency, Tate Archives or Whitechapel Gallery Archive.

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

Disciplines of Live ArtEnglish and DramaDRA7713Semester 27NoNo

Disciplines of Live Art

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Michael Shane Boyle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: 'Disciplines of Live Art' explores the material conditions and social infrastructures for live art as a practice and an object of study. You will consider the institutional pressures and considerations that shape performance, while giving special attention to the cultural politics of live art specifically. In addition, you will study how the practice of live art relates to other disciplines of art making- such as visual art, theatre, music, and more ¿ and how research into live art requires engagement with multiple academic disciplines ¿ such as Art History, Performance Studies, Musicology and more. The module examines how artists, curators and researchers negotiate funding structures, engage with cultural policy, and seek to intervene into a range of political and cultural issues.

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

Critical Thinking and Writing for Comparative LiteratureLanguages Linguistics and FilmEAL4200Semester 24NoNo

Critical Thinking and Writing for Comparative Literature

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Ms Mira Shapur
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is offered at level 4 and responds to students' linguistic and discipline specific needs in terms of developing analytical skills, critical reading and note-taking skills, argument construction and incorporation of sources, citation and referencing, essay structuring and organisation, written English as necessary (grammar and vocabulary), and editing and proof-reading skills. Students joining this module are both L1 and L2 speakers of English and are studying Comparative Literature.

These workshops help students to deliver what is expected from them in their essays. After consultation with their subject tutors and agreement on the academic skills needed to succeed in their degrees, the content is itemised and will be presented in strands of 'study skills', `reading and demonstrating knowledge', and `critical thinking and writing¿. Students will be given the tools to manage their time efficiently and plan their work accordingly. They will be guided through the process of understanding and successfully delivering assignments, in view of the implications their immediate context bestows upon them. Students will be encouraged and expected to reflect upon their own practice, and will be provided with formative feedback to ensure the learning outcomes are achieved.

The module is needs driven and therefore the syllabus is necessarily flexible and the content delivered in workshop format.

Assessment: 100.0% Final Mark
Level: 4
Timetable:

Critical Thinking and Writing for Modern Foreign LanguagesLanguages Linguistics and FilmEAL4202Semester 14NoNo

Critical Thinking and Writing for Modern Foreign Languages

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Alan Hart
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is offered at level 4 and responds to students' linguistic and discipline specific needs in terms of developing analytical skills, critical reading and note-taking skills, argument construction and incorporation of sources, citation and referencing, essay structuring and organisation, written English as necessary (grammar and vocabulary), and editing and proof-reading skills. Students joining this module are both L1 and L2 speakers of English and are studying the modern foreign language degrees in SLLF namely French, German, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Russian.

These workshops help students to deliver what is expected from them in their essays. After consultation with their subject tutors and agreement on the academic skills needed to succeed in their degrees, the content is itemised and will be presented in strands of 'study skills', `reading and demonstrating knowledge', and `critical thinking and writing¿. Students will be given the tools to manage their time efficiently and plan their work accordingly. They will be guided through the process of understanding and successfully delivering assignments, in view of the implications their immediate context bestows upon them. Students will be encouraged and expected to reflect upon their own practice, and will be provided with formative feedback to ensure the learning outcomes are achieved.

The module is needs driven and therefore the syllabus is necessarily flexible and the content delivered in workshop format.

Assessment: 100.0% Final Mark
Level: 4
Timetable:

Engaging Critically with Writing 1Languages Linguistics and FilmEAL4750Semester 14YesYes

Engaging Critically with Writing 1

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr William Tweddle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

QMUL Model Available to: All students

QMUL Model themes supported:

  • Networking
  • International perspectives

QMUL Model learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify and discuss their own career aspirations or relevant skills and knowledge and how they impact on others.
  • Students will be able to discuss socio-cultural values and practices with others.

Description: This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore and develop writing in different genres by studying the grammatical structures and lexis in context. Students examine varieties of English from a historical and cultural perspective. Students develop their writing in different genres including cyber communication, work-related texts and print media. Th