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Module directory 2021-22

The Module Directory provides information on all taught modules offered by Queen Mary during the academic year 2021-22. 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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TitleSchoolCodeSemesterLevelAssociatesDescriptionThemeAvailable to
Art TransactionsLawSOLM225Semester 17No

Art Transactions

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Miriam Goldby

Description: This module will examine the various rules of domestic and international private law that can impact the art trade, from the sale and purchase of artworks by private individuals, to acquisitions by other private law means, such as gift and exchange, and loans and other bailments involving museums, galleries and other cultural institutions. Beyond this, the module will also consider the impact of statute: one notable example being the statutory immunity of certain loaned cultural objects from seizure. Owing to the high value and irreplaceable nature of the art being traded, the issue of insurance is an important one. This section will consider both private cover and public insurance. Finally, the module will look at the law of auctions. Auctions are of course a favoured forum to buy and sell art, and the law that applies to the auction is different from the law of the open market.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Compliance Systems in PracticeLawSOLM224Semester 17Yes

Compliance Systems in Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Sucheen Patel

Description: This module seeks to give students a thorough grounding in the essentials of regulatory and compliance environment. To prepare students for issues likely to arise in the application of regulatory framework in various economic and business environments . No previous knowledge of the subject is required. In addition, the module does not require prior knowledge of regulatory framework . The module takes a very practical approach with a number of case studies and always with an eye to the real world implications. Guest lecturers will provide their practical experience and the challenges they face.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Economics of Competition LawLawSOLM058Full year7No

Economics of Competition Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ioannis Kokkoris

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Foreign Investments and Public PolicyLawSOLM190Semester 27No

Foreign Investments and Public Policy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Angelos Dimopoulos

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Comparative Immigration LawLawSOLM174Semester 17No

Comparative Immigration Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Prakash Shah

Description: This module relates developments in migration law to wider socio-political developments including decolonisation, nationalism, and economic demands; race and ethnicity in immigration laws; marriage and families in immigration law; gender and spouses in migration laws; international and comparative refugee law; how states compete for skilled migrants; immigration law as an aspect of Europeanisation; how states create and deal with irregular migration.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International Investment LawLawSOLM189Semester 17Yes

International Investment Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Angelos Dimopoulos
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SOLM048

Description: This module offers a comprehensive treatment of international law governing foreign investments. It identifies and analyses the sources, scope and content of the substantive international law rules that determine investor-State relationships, and discusses their application in practice. It examines the international law context within which investment law rules emerge and the substantive principles and standards that apply to investor-state relationships. It highlights the overlaps, similarities and differences divergent investment legal instruments enabling students to give advice about the application of investment law in specific cases.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
EU Energy LawLawSOLM164Semester 27No

EU Energy Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: "This module provides students with an understanding of the EU regime relating to energy. It will examine specifically energy regulation models and the regulation and governance of specific markets such electricity and gas. It will encourage students to recognize the relevant issues impacting regulation of the specific energy markets, understand and contribute to the debates surrounding the regulation of such markets, to critically analyse the issues impacting regulation and to apply their knowledge and critical abilities to factual problems encountered by regulators and non-state actors. It examines central themes and debates in energy regulation and their impact on legal developments and policy reform as it relates to the European energy sector. The module covers energy regulation models and the regulation and governance of specific markets such as oil and gas, electricity and alternate energy sources. It will explore issues such as the role of ACER as a transnational regulator, the European Target Model for the electricity and gas markets, market coupling and the likely shape of future energy markets as the Energy Union continues to take shape. "

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International Energy Law and EthicsLawSOLM157Full year7No

International Energy Law and Ethics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tibisay Morgandi

Description: The International Energy Law and Ethics module is concerned with legal and ethical issues arising in the energy sector. It aims to provide both a theoretical and practical approach to the analysis of these issues.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Energy Law PrinciplesLawSOLM155Semester 17Yes

Energy Law Principles

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Norah Gallagher

Description: This module provides students with an overview of the energy sector. It identifies the sources of energy law from international treaties to soft law guidelines for example the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Energy is the largest sector globally and is one of the most heavily regulated. Students will learn about the evolution of the energy sector and the difficulties for the future as the sector adapts to the energy transition. There are many interested parties in the energy sector from hosts states, international oil companies, national oil companies, NGOs, IGOs as well as service providers. The different interests of the main actors can be addressed in contracts, national laws or international obligations for example the Nationally Determine Contributions of each State under the Paris Agreement 2015.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
The Physics of GalaxiesPhysics and AstronomySPA6305Semester 26Yes

The Physics of Galaxies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Francesco Volponi
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA7010U

Description: "Galaxies are the building blocks of the universe and deserve the extensive study they now enjoy. This course applies basic physical ideas to astronomical observations, exploring the properties of galaxies themselves and the evolution of structure in the universe."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 6
Introduction to Scientific ComputingPhysics and AstronomySPA5666Semester 25Yes

Introduction to Scientific Computing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Anthony Phillips
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA4121 and take SPA4122 and take SPA4401 and take SPA4402 and take SPA4210

Description: This module provides a general introduction to numerical problem solving with the programming language Python. Scientific computing provides an inherently interdisciplinary approach to problem solving; one that combines aspects of applied mathematics, computer science, and software engineering with concepts and models from the physical sciences.

In this module basic aspects of scientific computation, including computer number representations, machine precision, discretisation of equations, error and uncertainty, will be discussed. The mathematical underpinnings of numerical methods of problem solving will be developed, including numerical integration and differentiation, searching, data fitting, interpolation, matrix computing, and solving differential equations.

These theoretical topics will be put into practice during weekly computational laboratory exercises where computer programs will be written that utilise a variety of numerical techniques to solve problems. Authentic examples from the physical sciences and industry and will be explored.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Introduction to Scientific ComputingPhysics and AstronomySPA5666Semester 15Yes

Introduction to Scientific Computing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Craig Agnor
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA4121 and take SPA4122 and take SPA4401 and take SPA4402 and take SPA4210

Description: This module provides a general introduction to numerical problem solving with the programming language Python. Scientific computing provides an inherently interdisciplinary approach to problem solving; one that combines aspects of applied mathematics, computer science, and software engineering with concepts and models from the physical sciences.

In this module basic aspects of scientific computation, including computer number representations, machine precision, discretisation of equations, error and uncertainty, will be discussed. The mathematical underpinnings of numerical methods of problem solving will be developed, including numerical integration and differentiation, searching, data fitting, interpolation, matrix computing, and solving differential equations.

These theoretical topics will be put into practice during weekly computational laboratory exercises where computer programs will be written that utilise a variety of numerical techniques to solve problems. Authentic examples from the physical sciences and industry and will be explored.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Ethics of Migration and AsylumLawSOLM173Semester 17No

Ethics of Migration and Asylum

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Richard Ashcroft

Description: "This module introduces the main philosophical and ethical debates concerning border control, citizenship, migration and refugee/asylum-seeker status. It sets out the arguments for and against ¿open borders¿, the political theory of citizenship and the nation state, and the relationships between citizens¿ rights and universal human rights. As well as matters of general philosophical principle, we will look at the ethics of border control practices, from identity cards and entry controls to surveillance and access to public services, detention and repatriation. We will also consider the cultural dimensions of migration control, in particular the relationship between discourses of security, citizenship, and race/ethnicity/cultural difference."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International Environmental LawLawSOLM134Semester 17Yes

International Environmental Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Malgosia Fitzmaurice

Description: This course focuses on international legal and institutional arrangements concerning the management of the environment. It examines both theoretical and practical dimensions of these arrangements. This course explores some of the most salient aspects of the expanding area of international environmental law. It examines, in particular, global environmental issues that have risen to the top of the international law and policy agenda in the wake of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio Conference) and the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development and 2015 UN Goals . It deals with the fundamental questions of IEL : the precautionary principles ; polluter pays principle, environmental impact assessment. The notion of sustainable development occupies an important place in this course. It provides an acknowledgment that environmental law needs to be considered at the same time as social and economic dimensions of development The module is linked with human rights law and economic law (WTO).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Tax System Design and Policy in Emerging and Developing EconomiesLawSOLM121Semester 17Yes

Tax System Design and Policy in Emerging and Developing Economies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: The module considers tax system design and tax policy issues relevant to emerging and developing economies. It examines tax policy and design issues regarding the choice of taxes, expanding the tax base, expanding the tax net, encouraging taxpayer compliance and strengthening administrative capacity. In this context it considers the political economy of direct and indirect taxes, the incidence of taxation, fiscal federalism and the impact of tax treaties. It will also look at options for reform of existing systems and for improving tax administration and collection in emerging and developing economies.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
US International TaxationLawSOLM123Semester 17Yes

US International Taxation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: The module is designed to cover the structure, principles, rules and application of the US international tax system. In particular, it will cover the US tax principles and rules that apply to US and foreign entities and individuals engaged in cross-border operations and transactions. Coverage will include jurisdictional principles, the inbound and outbound regimes, income tax treaties and the treatment of corporations and shareholders. The module will also cover the taxation of trusts, estates and gifts, reporting requirements and tax administration and procedure, all with a focus on the cross-border context. The module will examine how the system operates in practice and also consider US tax policy in these areas.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Principles of International Criminal LawLawSOLM114Semester 17Yes

Principles of International Criminal Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Phoebe Okowa

Description: This module explores the evolution of International Criminal Law in a historical perspective. It examines the sources of international criminal law in both treaty and custom, as well as the main principles of interpretation. It seeks to provide students with an understanding of the concept of international crime, and the distinction maintained in international law between regimes of individual and state responsibility. It is especially concerned with the substantive crimes within the jurisdiction of international tribunals such as genocide, war crimes, aggression, torture, and crimes against humanity.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
DissertationLawSOLM901Full year7No

Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Dissertation in LawsLawSOLM900Full year7No

Dissertation in Laws

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Comparative Law and Practice of International Courts and TribunalsLawSOLM277Full year7No

Comparative Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Daniel Behn

Description: Comparative Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (ICTs) provides a systemic empirical overview of international adjudication and introduces students to the comparative method through the critical appraisal and comparative analysis of the laws, decisions, processes, and policies of ICTs (defined as international institutions capable of resolving disputes through binding decisions and where at least one party to the dispute is a state). The module is organized around a series of 10 cross-cutting legal and/or practical themes common to all or most ICTs (e.g., appointment of international judges and arbitrators, sources of law and applicable law rules, jurisdiction and admissibility requirements, non-disputing party interventions, compliance with judgments/awards, legitimacy challenges, etc.). The module will not dedicate classes to the description of individual ICTs and students will be expected to familiarize themselves with ICTs and their basic features prior to the start of the module.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Intellectual Property and the Creative IndustriesLawSOLM090Semester 27Yes

Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Noam Shemtov

Description: This module addresses the major creative industries, the way they operate and their impact on the national global economy, with a particular focus on the interplay between intellectual property protection and the industries' business environment. This module will analyze various contentious issues in the law surrounding the creative industries with a focus on intellectual property. A number of specific creative industries will be examined as well as famous' persons rights over their name and image and the commercialization of such rights. The module is international in scope, looking at a variety of jurisdictions according to significance and relevance to particular industries.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Solar SystemPhysics and AstronomySPA7022PSemester 17Yes

Solar System

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Richard Donnison

Description: "As the planetary system most familiar to us, the Solar System presents the best opportunity to study questions about the origin of life and how enormous complexity arise from simple physical systems in general. This module surveys the physical and dynamical properties of the Solar System. It focuses on the formation, evolution, structure, and interaction of the Sun, planets, satellites, rings, asteroids, and comets. The module applies basic physical and mathematical principles needed for the study, such as fluid dynamics, electrodynamics, orbital dynamics, solid mechanics, and elementary differential equations. However, prior knowledge in these topics is not needed, as they will be introduced as required. The module will also include discussions of very recent, exciting developments in the formation of planetary and satellite systems and extrasolar planets (planetary migration, giant impacts, and exoplanetary atmospheres)."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
The Law of Registered Trade MarksLawSOLM083Semester 27No

The Law of Registered Trade Marks

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Apostolos Chronopoulos

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
International and Comparative Law of Unfair CompetitionLawSOLM082Semester 17No

International and Comparative Law of Unfair Competition

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Apostolos Chronopoulos

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Negotiation Theory and PracticeLawSOLM039Semester 27Yes

Negotiation Theory and Practice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Debbie De Girolamo

Description: The course will explore negotiation through various theoretical approaches including strategic bargaining, cognitive theories, processual analysis, for example. The focus will be on the lawyer as negotiator and the intent is to blend theoretical analysis with practical application. Lectures will be delivered in combination with role-play simulations and exercises. Students will be expected to participate in exercises and simulated roleplays each class. This module is very well suited to a three hour weekly lecture due to the experiential nature of its delivery.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Secession and Self-Determination in International LawLawSOLM074Semester 17No

Secession and Self-Determination in International Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Paul Gragl

Description: "In this module students will study and debate how the creation of new 'States' by way of secession and self-determination can be reasonably embedded in the existing international legal framework of State succession and State continuity (especially in the light of the ICJ¿s Kosovo Opinion); whether and under what conditions separation/secession is in conformity with international law; and which status 'old' and 'new' States have under international law. In general, this module pursues the goal of investigating the applicable legal instruments and potential scenarios in the context of the creation of new 'States' in a critical and analytical way."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Cartels, Collusion and Competition LawLawSOLM057Semester 27Yes

Cartels, Collusion and Competition Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Ioannis Kokkoris

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
EU Competition Law and PracticeLawSOLM051Semester 27No

EU Competition Law and Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Eyad Dabbah

Description: This module (along with the prerequisite module 'EU Competition Law') aims at a comprehensive study of the basic provisions of European Union (EU) competition law. The Module will provide participants with a flavour of the economic and market context in which EU competition law, especially Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and EU Merger Regulation 139/2004 are applied. The Module will aim to consider an important business phenomena in the market namely abusive dominance and mergers. It is hoped that by the end of the Module participants will gain a solid understanding of the relevant competition rules of the EU whilst developing a good business and market perspective and practical approach in order to help them identify situations in which such phenomena may arise and how should these phenomena be addressed.EU competition law is based on the rules contained in Articles 101-109 of the Treaty on The Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and upon subsequent secondary legislation. The focus of the Module will be however on Article 102 TFEU and Regulation 139/2004. The Module will however consider where relevant and appropriate other provisions of EU competition law, especially Article 101 TFEU. EU competition law is based on the rules contained in Articles 101-109 of the Treaty on The Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and upon subsequent secondary legislation. The focus of the Module will be however on Article 102 TFEU and Regulation 139/2004. The Module will however consider where relevant and appropriate other provisions of EU competition law, especially Article 101 TFEU. EU competition rules are applied by the Directorate General (DG COMPETITION (COMP)) of the European Commission, the Directorate in charge of competition matters; there is also shared competence with designated national competition authorities (NCAs) in relation to the application of Articles 102 (and 101) TFEU. Decisions of the Commission are the principal means of enforcement in competition cases. The Commission¿s decisions are subject to review by the General Court of the EU (GCEU) (formerly the Court of First Instance (CFI)) and the Court of Justice of the EU/European Court of Justice (CJEU/ECJ). This has created an extensive case-law in competition law matters and reference will be made to this case law. In addition to considering substantive issues, the Module will also deal with relevant procedural mechanisms, sanctions etc. Particular attention will be given to questions of practice under Regulation 1/2003.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Commercial Conflict of LawsLawSOLM046Semester 27No

Commercial Conflict of Laws

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Stavros Brekoulakis

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Investment Treaty Arbitration: Foundations, Jurisdiction and ProcedureLawSOLM047Semester 17Yes

Investment Treaty Arbitration: Foundations, Jurisdiction and Procedure

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Crina Baltag

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Marine Insurance LawLawSOLM144Semester 27No

Marine Insurance Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Miriam Goldby

Description: Marine insurance is a fascinating and important area of international shipping law. Shipping has always been perilous - adverse sea conditions, piracy, accidents and pollution at sea, deterioration of goods during transportation - and both owners of vessels and cargo have increasingly sought, over the years, to protect themselves in the event of loss. This module deals with the law of marine insurance. This module will examine, among other issues, the definition and formation of a marine insurance contract (including the duty of disclosure and insurable interest), the parties to the contract and the various risks covered (as well as those excluded), what constitutes evidence of the contract and its terms, claims under the contract, assignment, subrogation and contribution, the rule of proximate cause, and the diverse forms of loss that a vessel or cargo owner might suffer.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Strategic Decision Making for LawyersLawSOLM038Semester 17No

Strategic Decision Making for Lawyers

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Debbie De Girolamo

Description: "This module provides the students with effective decision analysis skills, coupled with comprehensive theoretical background in the fields of decision making, game theory, and contracting theory to provide the theoretical context for applied decision analysis in a legal context. Aspects of various decision-making theories will be examined which may include: decision analysis involving independent decision-making under uncertainty which may include basic probabilistic modelling, decision tree construction and rollback, assessment of probabilities and ranges, sensitivity analysis, analysis of risk profiles and risk-attitudes, and application of decision analysis to litigation; game theory involving interdependent decision-making under certainty and uncertainty which may include consideration of relevant case studies, sequential and simultaneous games, common cooperative and noncooperative games, dominant strategy, iterated dominance and Nash equilibria, information asymmetry, Akerlof¿s adverse selection and moral hazard, and specific application of game theory in the legal setting; contracting theory involving function of contracts and key elements of effective agreements which may include risk allocation and incentive analysis, value creation in legal work, impact of strategic considerations and information asymmetry, probabilistic analysis of zone of possible settlement in litigation, and analysis of common contracts such as construction and production contracts, principal-agent contracts, sale and lease of property contracts, financing contracts and joint venture agreements; and decision-making Irrationality involving various aspects of bounded rationality and judgmental heuristics, information availability driven biases, anchoring, judgmental overconfidence, and instances of bounded awareness in strategic settings (inattention and change blindness, winner¿s curse in negotiation and in auctions). Classes combine classic academic teaching with a case method approach with particular emphasis on utilising the presented material for improvement of students¿ strategic decision making in the legal context."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Comparative Competition LawLawSOLM055Semester 27Yes

Comparative Competition Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Maria Ioannidou

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International Arbitration and EnergyLawSOLM163Semester 27Yes

International Arbitration and Energy

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Maxi Charlotte Scherer

Description: International arbitration proceedings in the energy sector have seen an important increase in recent years, both in terms of their numbers and their economic and political importance. This module provides students with the basis for understanding the particular issues of disputes in the energy sector, both in international investment and commercial arbitration. It gives students aiming to work in the arbitration area an important qualification in a very competitive market.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International Energy TransactionsLawSOLM162Semester 27No

International Energy Transactions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Norah Gallagher

Description: International energy transactions are complex, large, incredibly high risk and very expensive. They involve many parties from hosts states, international oil companies, national oil companies, NGOs, IGOs as well as service providers. The course focuses on the applicable laws and contract provisions for each type of transaction including upstream contacts including JOA's. The module also looks at the project finance structure used in large energy transactions, for example, a power plant or LNG liquefaction plant as well as reserve base lending in upstream explorations. The unconventional market and LNG value chain and their impact on the global market are considered in the context of the energy transition and the future role of gas as a lower CO2 option. Nuclear power remains part of the energy matrix of many states being a low carbon process, highly efficient and thus ensuring energy security.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Maritime Conflict of LawsLawSOLM154Semester 27No

Maritime Conflict of Laws

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Yvonne Baatz

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Private International & European Air Transport LawLawSOLM152Semester 27Yes

Private International & European Air Transport Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Antigoni-Aikaterini Lykotrafiti

Description: Who is liable if a flight is cancelled? Are air passengers compensated if their flight is delayed? Do air passengers need to take special insurance against loss or damage to their baggage? Can pilots deviate from the instructions given by air traffic controllers? How do airlines pay for their glamorous, but also costly aircraft? Is it legal to fly a drone? This module will set out to explore the regime of domestic and international liability in aviation, namely the liability of air carriers towards passengers and shippers (Warsaw and Montreal Conventions), as well as for surface damage (Rome Convention), the liability of air traffic controllers, airports, aircraft manufacturers and government bodies; the regime governing aircraft financing and aircraft nationality (Geneva and Cape Town Conventions); EU consumer protection law (Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 on compensation for denied boarding, cancellation and delay of flights and relevant jurisprudence), and last, the nascent law on unmanned aircraft systems (drones).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Charterparties: Law and PracticeLawSOLM142Semester 17No

Charterparties: Law and Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Miriam Goldby

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Tax and TechnologyLawSOLM130Semester 27No

Tax and Technology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mrs Joy Svasti-Salee

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Transfer PricingLawSOLM129Semester 27Yes

Transfer Pricing

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Christiana Hjipanayi

Description: The module will provide students with knowledge of transfer pricing and the various principles and standards developed to deal with it. There will be a historical overview of the issues followed by an analysis of the evolution of principles leading to the BEPS Action Plan and the updated 2017 Transfer Pricing Guidelines. The module will consider major current transfer pricing issues around intangibles, business restructuring, the digital economy, services and financing. It also examines issues such as transfer pricing documentation and dispute resolution (both arbitration and litigation). The intersection of transfer pricing with EU law will also be considered and the case law on state aid and APAs will be reviewed in detail. The course is not jurisdiction specific; rather it offers a holistic approach to the topic with cameos of the different approaches of countries to it.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
International Tax Law in PracticeLawSOLM120Semester 27No

International Tax Law in Practice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mrs Joy Svasti-Salee
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SOLM119

Description: The module focus is on how multinational enterprises are structured and operate. In particular, the module will cover how groups finance their business, structure their operations and own and protect their intellectual property. There will also be some consideration of the impact of mergers, acquisitions, disposals and reorganisations. The module will also look at the challenges created by new forms of technology and new ways of doing business. The module will discuss these issues from the viewpoint of the enterprise and of the relevant revenue authorities.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International Tax LawLawSOLM119Semester 17Yes

International Tax Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mrs Joy Svasti-Salee

Description: The module is designed for students who wish to gain an understanding of the key concepts of international tax law and of how multinational enterprises are taxed on their profits. It is also designed to equip students to participate in International Tax Law in Practice, for which it is a prerequisite. The module covers the basic principles of jurisdiction to tax, the factors used by countries in imposing taxes and the issues governing major types of income. It looks at how conflicts lead to international double taxation, the problems this creates for international trade and solutions provided for in double taxation treaties. The taxation of multinational enterprises has become a political issue, with the G20 and the OECD undertaking substantial work to address Base Erosion and Profit Shifting. This work has progressed rapidly and features prominently in the module.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Use of Force in International LawLawSOLM112Semester 17Yes

Use of Force in International Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Phoebe Okowa

Description: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the legal framework regulating the use of force in international affairs. It examines in detail the content of the prohibition on use force in a historical context , as well as the self-defence and collective security exceptions that were explicitly provided for. The course will also examine in detail the effect of threats from terrorists and rogue states on the development of the law. Particular attention will be paid to the impact of human rights norms on the law on use of force and whether international law recognises a distinct right of humanitarian intervention. It is will also consider arguments advanced in support of a general responsibility on States to intervene militarily in support of those facing mass atrocity.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 1.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 1.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 1.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 1.50% Assessed Coursework
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  • Item 11: 1.00% Assessed Coursework
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  • Item 19: 1.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 20: 1.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 21: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Digital Intellectual PropertyLawSOLM097Full year7No

Digital Intellectual Property

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Guido Westkamp

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Music Industry ContractsLawSOLM089Full year7No

Music Industry Contracts

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Florian Koempel

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International and Comparative Social RightsLawSOLM065Semester 27Yes

International and Comparative Social Rights

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Neve Gordon

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

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 1.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 1.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 1.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 1.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 1.50% Assessed Coursework
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  • Item 7: 1.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 8: 1.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 9: 1.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 10: 1.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 11: 1.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 12: 1.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 13: 1.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 14: 1.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 15: 1.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 16: 1.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 17: 1.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 18: 1.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 19: 1.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 20: 1.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 21: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Design and Intellectual Property: EU and United StatesLawSOLM081Full year7No

Design and Intellectual Property: EU and United States

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof David Musker

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Law of Geographical IndicationsLawSOLM088Full year7No

Law of Geographical Indications

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Gail Evans

Description: Geographical indications (GIs) recognise the provenance and heritage of products, especially food and drink. The GI provides registered products with protection against imitation; and protects consumers from being misled about the geographical origin or quality of goods. They are important to the economy and environment of rural regions. GIs, such as Scotch Whisky, Parmigiano Reggiano or Darjeeling Tea, have become a valuable form of collective intellectual property. This module is intended for those involved in the drafting of specifications for the registration of GIs; or the formulation of regulations governing GIs; or the complementary administration of trade mark systems; or more generally, in the devising socio-economic policy for rural regions. The module will focus on EU law for the regulation of GIs; while having due regard to the comparative relationship other influential jurisdictions, including those of India and China; and by way of contrast, to the means by which GIs are protected as trade marks in the United States (US). The module will examine the substantive and procedural law relating to the EU regulation of GIs including the definition and eligibility of geographical names for registration; control or inspection obligations; enforcement and; the inter-relationship of GIs with trade marks. The module will consider the international enforcement of GIs, especially the way in which the competing models of EU and US regulation might be further harmonised within trade agreements; as well as possible approaches to future agreement between the UK and the EU concerning the recognition and protection of GIs following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Terrorism & Human Rights: Constitutional PerspectivesLawSOLM071Semester 17No

Terrorism & Human Rights: Constitutional Perspectives

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Elspeth Guild

Description: "This course examines the legal responses to terrorism since 9/11 2001 in the context of international and European human rights obligations. At the start of the course we will consider some overarching questions: how has terrorism been defined in different legal contexts and what is the significance of the language used in describing terrorism and counter-terrorism? From a legal perspective is terrorism different to other criminal activities? Why does our response to terrorism seem to defy legal categorisation (civil/criminal, domestic/international, immigration/national security) and why does terrorism create so many conceptual difficulties for the law? The course will a selection of issues from the following, including: Thinking about terrorism, counter-terrorism and human rights: some of the themes we will be looking at throughout the first half of the course. Terrorism has put significant stress on the rule of law and human rights since 9/11. It has led to a proliferation of new legal regimes and new legal categories (control orders, UN asset freezing, ¿unlawful combatants¿ etc). Defining Terrorism: the difficulty of defining terrorism both in everyday discourse and in the law. We will examine what is at stake when we call an act one of terrorism. Are there forms of political violence that do not constitute terrorism? If so, is terrorism simply the label we use for political violence with which we disagree? If not, can we come up with a neutral definition of terrorism? Torture and Terrorism: why has torture re-appeared as a contentious legal issue since 9/11? Is torture ever acceptable? Are there dangers in attempting to learn from ¿ticking bombs¿ and other catastrophe scenarios? We will examine the national and international legal regime governing torture, in particular the provisions of the ECHR and UNCAT. Extraordinary Rendition and CIA Black Sites at the European Court of Human Rights: although extraordinary rendition, secret detention and torture are all nominally illegal in Europe, the space for legal redress when they have occurred has become highly complex, with governments, non-governmental organisations, media and investigators all playing a role. The session will examine how it was possible to construct the case, and will encourage reflection on the effectiveness and limitations of such legal action in creating accountability. Targeted killings and drone strikes: In recent years we have seen growing prominence given to targeted killings, and in particular drone strikes, as a key, and increasingly public, part in the ¿war on terror¿. We will examine the ethical and legal issues they raise. What is the applicable international and domestic legal regime that applies to targeted killings?"

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Intellectual Property and Fashion: Business and LawLawSOLM080Semester 27No

Intellectual Property and Fashion: Business and Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Johanna Gibson

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International Competition LawLawSOLM054Semester 17Yes

International Competition Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maria Ioannidou

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Research Methods for AstrophysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA7020PSemester 17No

Research Methods for Astrophysics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof David Burgess

Description: "Research in astrophysics builds on a vast body of literature and archived data. This module is an introduction to research methods which exploit existing information sources in astrophysics. The module serves as preparation for the research project which forms a major part of the MSc programme. In this module students will learn how to review and evaluate with critical insight, the current state of research of a chosen area in astrophysics. They will receive training in writing academic reports in an appropriate style, and will learn how to convey research material in a presentation. Additional topics will be included so that students are prepared for project work at an advanced level. These can include specific exercises in using astronomical data archives, scientific word processing, mathematical skills, using mathematical and data analysis packages, project planning, etc."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International Commercial LitigationLawSOLM045Semester 17No

International Commercial Litigation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Stavros Brekoulakis

Description: The module examines matters relevant to the resolution of all commercial transactions before national courts. It looks into general principles of International Commercial Litigation and Private International Law, and focuses in particular on issues related to Jurisdiction of National Courts, Conflicts between Jurisdiction of National Courts and International Tribunals and Recognition and Enforcement of National Judgments. The approach taken is international and comparative, although particular emphasis is given on the European regime and legal framework. Thus, sources relevant to the course include the EC 44/2001 Regulation on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Migration and Asylum Law through PracticeLawSOLM177Semester 27Yes

Migration and Asylum Law through Practice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SOLM174 or take SOLM171 or take SOLM242 or take SOLM173 or take SOLM264 or take SOLM272

Description: This module examines the international (and regional, especially European) law dimensions of protecting refugees and other categories of migrants through practice. It provides a comprehensive overview of the concepts and workings of international law, in general, and international (and European) refugee, migration, and human rights law, in particular, as they relate to trans-broder movement, covering aspects of border control, maritime migration, transnational crime, torture, terrorism, and humanitarian governance. Tuition will be delivered in mixed fashion, through a placement with one of the industry partners offering QM-exclusive internships (including: REDRESS - Justice for Torture Victims; The European Council on Refugees & Exiles (ECRE); the UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC); AMERA International; Kingsley Napley LLP; and The AIRE Centre: Advice on Individual Rights in Europe) in combination with fortnightly group reflection and consultation sessions with the module convener. Candidates will be selected during Term 1, after a "Meet & Greet"" event with partner organisations, and be given a training session before the start of the internship. A choice between on-site and on-line placement options will be available. Regardless of the type of experience, candidates will keep a internship diary, where they will record key milestones of their learning experience. A self-evaluation and guided reflection session will gather the whole group to assess the practical work against set readings and debate key issues in light of current academic, policy, and media debates every other week of Term 2. An oral presentation and a final internship report will complete the assessment portfolio for the module."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International Arbitration Law and Practice: Applicable Laws and ProceduresLawSOLM044Semester 27No

International Arbitration Law and Practice: Applicable Laws and Procedures

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Stavros Brekoulakis

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
International Refugee LawLawSOLM171Semester 17Yes

International Refugee Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax

Description: This module examines the international law dimensions of protecting refugees and other categories of forced migrants. It provides a comprehensive overview of the concepts and workings of international law, in general, and international refugee and human rights law, in particular, as they relate to the phenomenon of forced displacement. While international refugee law forms the backbone of the course, the module will also cover aspects of international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and the law of the sea as these apply to refugees and other forced migrants. The module will start by studying the historical origins and development of refugee law up to its codification in the 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol. The institutions tasked with overseeing the implementation of these instruments will also be examined, with particular focus on UNHCR and its evolving role through time. The study of substantive law, including State practice and case law of national and international courts and Treaty bodies, will follow thereafter, following ten thematic blocs: 1) the refugee definition (inclusion, exclusion, and cessation of refugee status); 2) the status of Palestinian refugees; 3) non-refoulement and complementary forms of protection; 4) status determination procedures; 5) the content of international protection and other 'durable solutions'; 6) access to asylum; 7) war and displacement; 8) 'climate refugees'; 9) poverty, destitution and 'survival migration'; 10) and the ethical roots of refugeehood, to be taught in 3-hour blocs from Week 2 to 11.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International Economic LawLawSOLM194Semester 27Yes

International Economic Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gabriel Gari

Description: The module examines the law that governs international economic relations between states and between states and non-state actors. It provides an overview of international agreements and organizations concerned with state conduct affecting trade, foreign investment, finance and monetary stability. It also considers less formal means of international economic governance such as standards, principles and guidelines. The study of the relevant law is informed by pressing development, environmental and financial stability concerns arising from the globalisation of the world economy and shifts in global economic power. The module aims to provide the foundation and context for further exploration of specific areas of international economic law covered by other modules offered by this programme. The knowledge and skills gained on this course are suitable for careers in government, international organizations, law firms and NGOs concerned with international trade, investment, finance and development.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International and Comparative Petroleum Law and ContractsLawSOLM161Semester 17Yes

International and Comparative Petroleum Law and Contracts

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Carlos Bellorin Nunez

Description: Petroleum laws and contracts are the ultimate manifestation of policy and are the result of lengthy negotiation processes and have an unusual dynamic. According to the World Bank, between 1999 and 2010 more than 30 countries revised their petroleum contracts and made major amendments or completely changed their petroleum legal and fiscal framework. Several more countries have done the same since the 2014 oil price downturn in order to adapt themselves to the changes in the industry. This module will examine the main type of contracts used in the upstream petroleum industry (Production Sharing Agreements, Concessions and Service Agreements) and their most important legal and fiscal mechanisms and the reasons why these are so frequently changed. This course will also focus on the study of these contracts dynamics within the so-called energy transition, risk mitigation strategies in order to avoid the most common forms of legal and political risks: expropriations and contract renegotiation.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Insurance ContractsLawSOLM140Semester 27No

Insurance Contracts

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer

Description: This module looks at particular types of insurance contract. It considers the impact on specific insurance contracts of the application of general principles of insurance contract, the terms that appear in different types of contract, their function and how they are interpreted by the courts, and how the applicable legislative environment varies with different types of insurance. Insurance is fundamental to a modern economy, allowing businesses and individuals to transfer the risk of loss, thereby facilitating investment and protecting wealth, and London is a world centre of the insurance industry. Students require no prior knowledge of insurance or English law. They will learn all they need to know as the module progresses.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
WTO Law Domestic Regulations and Trade RemediesLawSOLM193Semester 27No

WTO Law Domestic Regulations and Trade Remedies

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Gabriel Gari

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Insurance RegulationLawSOLM139Semester 17No

Insurance Regulation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Andromachi Georgosouli

Description: This module deals with the regulation of insurance. It will look at the nature of risk in insurance business, the international standards on regulation and their influence on the shape of EU law and UK law, and in detail at the UK's approach to regulation, covering the structure of the regulator and the rules that are applied to regulation of insurance business (both those companies that provide insurance and intermediaries who facilitate insurance contracts) focusing inter alia on macro and micro prudential requirements & solvency rules, conduct of business rules and the resolution of systemically important insurers (financial resolution).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Principles of TaxationLawSOLM118Semester 17Yes

Principles of Taxation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: The module covers the structure, principles, rules and application of a selection of taxes from a multi-jurisdictional and comparative perspective. In particular, the module looks at the taxation of individual income and wealth, the taxation of corporations and indirect taxation, as well as taxation at the sub-national level and tax administration. This is crucial not only for an understanding of specific domestic tax systems and the options available in designing domestic tax systems, but also to an understanding of the international tax system, which is determined by the interaction of national tax systems.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
EU Tax LawLawSOLM127Full year7Yes

EU Tax Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Christiana Hjipanayi

Description: This module provides students with an understanding of EU tax law, with an emphasis on EU corporate tax law. Sources of EU corporate tax law (legislative instruments, soft law and case law) are examined. A number of corporate topics are covered, including parent-subsidiary relationships, permanent establishments, passive income, reorganisations, anti-abuse provisions, proposed directives (CCCTB, FTT) etc. The module also examines recent developments and high-profile debates in the intersection of international tax law and European tax law. Topics such as international tax avoidance, corporate social responsibility, good tax governance, harmful tax competition, state aid and tax treaty abuse are considered from the angle of EU tax law and international tax law. The interaction of the OECD/G20's BEPS project with the European Commission's measures to fight tax fraud and tax evasion is also considered.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Physical CosmologyPhysics and AstronomySPA6311PSemester 16Yes

Physical Cosmology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Philip Bull
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA7005P

Description: "This module covers the essential concepts of modern cosmology, and in particular introduces the student to what has become known as the ""cosmological standard model"". It discusses the structure and properties of the universe as we observe it today, its evolution and the the underlying physical concepts, and the observations that formed our understanding of the universe."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 6
Special Areas in the Law of TreatiesLawSOLM117Semester 27No

Special Areas in the Law of Treaties

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Malgosia Fitzmaurice

Description: This module focuses on the most fundamental elements of the law of treaties. It is based on the analysis of the text of the 1969 Vienna Convention on the law of Treaties. It relies on the case law of international courts and tribunals and the theory of international law. Anyone who wants to study or practice international law should take this module, as giving an invariable analysis of the law of treaties, which is the pillar of international law. This module deals with less known areas of the law of treaties, such as conflict of treaties, treaty termination (including material breach of a treaty) and third parties and the law of treaties. These areas are as well very important especially for practicing of international law . Some other fundamental issues of the international law will be also analyzed such as state responsibility .

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Physical CosmologyPhysics and AstronomySPA6311Semester 16Yes

Physical Cosmology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Philip Bull
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA7005U

Description: "This module covers the essential concepts of modern cosmology, and in particular introduces the student to what has become known as the ""cosmological standard model"". It discusses the structure and properties of the universe as we observe it today, its evolution and the the underlying physical concepts, and the observations that formed our understanding of the universe."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 6
Intellectual Property Law in ChinaLawSOLM095Semester 17Yes

Intellectual Property Law in China

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Guan Hong Tang

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
Level: 7
Trade SecretsLawSOLM096Semester 17Yes

Trade Secrets

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr John Hull

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
The Law of FilmLawSOLM086Semester 17No

The Law of Film

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Johanna Gibson

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
The Business of FilmLawSOLM087Semester 27No

The Business of Film

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Johanna Gibson

Description: This module deals with intellectual property and the international film industries, including the transformative environment of digital technology and user-generated content, through a consideration of protection and commercialisation in key jurisdictions and markets. Topics include the development of a film prospectus, ancillary rights, financing and alternative funding (including crowdfunding models and fan-based theories), development and production, distribution, merchandising and co-branding, film franchises and adaptations, censorship, titles and credits, cast and performers.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Interactive Entertainment LawLawSOLM085Semester 17Yes

Interactive Entertainment Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Gaetano Dimita

Description: Interactive Entertainment Law analyses some of the legal, commercial, contractual and regulatory issues that the Games and Interactive Entertainment industry faces in. It delineates and analyses the legal parameters within which developers and publishers operate and in which players create and consume content, providing students with an in-depth analysis of the industry from the development to the commercialisation of interactive entertainment products.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Intellectual Property and Fashion: Art and CultureLawSOLM079Semester 17No

Intellectual Property and Fashion: Art and Culture

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Johanna Gibson

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Licensing Intellectual PropertyLawSOLM078Semester 17No

Licensing Intellectual Property

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Gail Evans

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Dissertation in International Business LawLawSOLM911Full year7No

Dissertation in International Business Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Dissertation in Public International LawLawSOLM913Full year7No

Dissertation in Public International Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Dissertation in Human Rights LawLawSOLM909Full year7No

Dissertation in Human Rights Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Dissertation in Intellectual Property LawLawSOLM910Full year7No

Dissertation in Intellectual Property Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Human Rights of Women: Feminist Legal TheoryLawSOLM063Semester 27No

Human Rights of Women: Feminist Legal Theory

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Shazia Choudhry

Description: The course will cover the theoretical foundations of the subject by including an indepth examination of general legal theory concerning human rights and the different strands of feminist legal theory which inform the interpretation of the human rights of women. The course will also include an analysis of how these different theoretical positions inform what has been termed the universality v cultural relativism debate

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
EU Human Rights LawLawSOLM062Semester 27No

EU Human Rights Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Paul Gragl

Description: "In this module, students study the legal mechanisms for protecting human rights within the legal order of the European Union. We will start off with basic misconceptions found in media regarding the EU and the ECHR and discuss the historical origins of EU fundamental rights. Subsequently, we will discuss what 'Brexit' means for EU fundamental rights as well as the structure, nature, and legal effects of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the enforcement of these rights, both before the courts of the EU and the Member States. The last part of this module will focus on the most controversial and complex issues of EU fundamental rights, namely their relationship with international law and the EU's planned accession to the ECHR. Problem questions will be solved by utilising CJEU case law and discussing academic articles in this field."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Competition Enforcement: From Investigation to SanctionsLawSOLM059Full year7No

Competition Enforcement: From Investigation to Sanctions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ioannis Kokkoris

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International Merger Control: Special TopicsLawSOLM053Semester 27No

International Merger Control: Special Topics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Eyad Dabbah

Description: Within the field of competition law, merger control has attracted special attention. The reason for this attention can be found in the special nature of mergers as a business phenomenon, especially when compared with other business phenomena, such as abuse of dominance by firms or cartel activities. The process of relentless globalisation which has been developing since the 1990s has meant that merger operations can produce an effect on the conditions of competition in more than one jurisdiction. This means that, quite inevitably, regulatory approval in more than one jurisdiction may need to be sought. Such a consequence - as is widely accepted ¿ can give rise to uncertainty for the firms concerned and cause huge expense and significant delay. Those who are involved in advising business firms in a merger situation are also not immune from the uncertainty when merger operations have to be notified to more than one competition authority. Often legal advisors have to answer extremely difficult questions in merger cases, such as whether notification of the merger to the competition authorities in one or more jurisdictions is necessary or mandatory or even desirable; which authorities need to be notified; what is required for this purpose and how to go about notifying the authorities concerned; and how will the authorities assess the merger, including any relevant time framework within which they will operate and ultimately reach a decision in a given case. The Module will aim at a thorough examination of the highly important phenomena of international mergers and their regulation worldwide. The focus of the Module will be on special topics including: government intervention and national champions; the treatment of conglomerate effects from practical perspective, merger remedies among others. The Module will be taught in a very practical manner, to reflect the very nature of the topic. A highly interesting range of case studies and the knowledge and expertise of practitioners in the field will be a key aspect of the course. The Module should prove to be attractive for students attending other competition law courses and those with an `international¿ dimension in other areas of commercial orientation on the LLM.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Relativity and GravitationPhysics and AstronomySPA7019USemester 17Yes

Relativity and Gravitation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Timothy Clifton
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA6308

Description: "This module offers an explanation of the fundamental principles of General Relativity. This involves the analysis of particles in a given gravitational field and the propagation of electromagnetic waves in a gravitational field. The derivation of Einstein's field equations from basic principles is included. The derivation of the Schwarzchild solution and the analysis of the Kerr solution inform discussion of physical aspects of strong gravitational fields around black holes. The generation, propagation and detection of gravitational waves is mathematically analysed and a discussion of weak general relativistic effects in the Solar System and binary pulsars is included as a discussion of the experimental tests of General Relativity."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Ethics in International ArbitrationLawSOLM049Full year7No

Ethics in International Arbitration

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Catherine Rogers

Description: Parties, attorneys, and arbitrators come to international arbitral proceedings different jurisdictions and with often distinctive legal cultures and ethical assumptions. As a result, many ambiguities exist about what rules apply to their professional conduct and often parties and counsel from different jurisdictions effectively play by different ethical rules. This module, which is to be offered as an option at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, will address these issues.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Investment Treaty Arbitration: Agreements and Substantive ProtectionLawSOLM048Semester 27No

Investment Treaty Arbitration: Agreements and Substantive Protection

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Crina Baltag
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SOLM189

Description: "The aim of this course is to establish students' knowledge and critical understanding as well as provide an insight into the practice of international investment arbitration at the juncture of dispute resolution and public international law and policy. The focus will be on BITs, FTAs and other International Investment Agreements, Investor Protection and State Defences. There are a number of reasons why a course on substantive protection of investors through investment arbitration is important at this time. Indeed, recent and rapid changes in investment arbitration prompted by globalisation and widespread foreign investment. There are also debates about legitimacy crisis and further debates about the negotiation and drafting of new generation treaties - so-called mega-regionals. The course is divided into three main topics: (1) Major Treaty Systems - Fragmentation and new Regionalisation, (2) Case Law of and case studies relating to Substantive Protection, (3) Specific Policy issues and State Perspectives to Investment Arbitration and ISDS. The classes will address the content and negotiations of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and Multilateral Treaties (Energy Charter Treaty, NAFTA, CAFTA, ASEAN, CETA, TPP (CPTPP) and TTIP). The discussions will focus on substantive protection and the evolution of such protection as well as policy considerations associated with BITs and MITs. The second section of the class will focus on substantive protection as developed through jurisprudence of international tribunals. The classes will cover (1) expropriation, (2), fair and equitable treatment, (3) umbrella clauses and fork-in-the-road, (4) full protection and security and (5) MFN clauses. The third section of the course will discuss balancing interests - public interest, public policy and regulatory chill and typical state defences raised in investment disputes (including corruption and admissibility defences). Specific attention will also be paid to treaty Shopping, Transparency and Third-Party-Funding and assessment of damages by investment tribunals."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Dissertation in Energy and Natural Resources Law (30 credits)LawSOLM929Full year7No

Dissertation in Energy and Natural Resources Law (30 credits)

Credits: 30.0
Contact:

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Art and GovernanceLawSOLM226Semester 17Yes

Art and Governance

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: The module will enable students to learn about state regulation of art, art transactions and transfers of art. In particular, it will examine four areas of state regulation of art: criminal law provisions related to art, import and export controls on art, the impact of competition law on art acquisitions and transactions and the taxation of art. Coverage of criminal law issues will include the handling of stolen art, art fraud and forgery, the treatment of obscene artworks, trade in artefacts from war zones and treasure offences. The module will also cover how states control the cross-border movement of cultural treasures, competition law as it relates to agreements prevalent in the art industry and the direct and indirect tax regimes governing art and dispositions of art.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Renewable Energy LawLawSOLM167Semester 27Yes

Renewable Energy Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Malik Dahlan

Description: This module will cover all of the legal and policy issues relating to renewable power generation. There are a range of renewable energy sources available from solar to wind, biomass to geothermal. Students will learn how the energy transition will impact the renewable sector as the world moves towards low-carbon energy. This module will consider this move towards reducing Green House Gas emissions and the growing international, regional and national laws that require States to encourage green investment. China, Denmark, Germany and the Middle East will be used as case studies.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Nuclear Energy LawLawSOLM168Full year7No

Nuclear Energy Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Norah Gallagher

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Energy and Climate ChangeLawSOLM160Semester 27Yes

Energy and Climate Change

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Norah Gallagher

Description: This module will look at the international legal regime relating to climate change and consider how this will directly impact the energy sector. There is a fundamental shift in the energy industry away from fossil fuels (non renewable sources) to clean energy (renewable sources). This transition and how it will take place over the coming years will be discussed. This module will also consider emissions trading (ETS) and its effectiveness, the NDC (nationally determined commitments) of states to achieve climate change goals. In addition it will consider the polluter pays principle as well as the growing number of climate change disputes and assess how these might impact future energy regulation, international and national. The focus is climate change exclusively from the perspective of the energy sector.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
WTO Law: Fundamental PrinciplesLawSOLM192Semester 17No

WTO Law: Fundamental Principles

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Gabriel Gari

Description: The module examines the fundamental principles of the law of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Topics covered include sources of WTO law, the relationship between WTO law and international and domestic law, the WTO dispute settlement system, and substantive rules on market access (tariffs and non-tariff barriers), non-discrimination (national treatment and most-favoured nation treatment) and rules aimed at balancing free trade and non-trade concerns. The module provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the regulatory framework underpinning the multilateral trading system. On completion of the module, students should be able to advice public authorities, private companies or civil society organisations on the consistency of market access restrictions and discriminatory measures affecting international trade with WTO Law and on the remedies available for breaches of WTO Law.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
United States Energy Law, Regulation and PolicyLawSOLM158Semester 17No

United States Energy Law, Regulation and Policy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Norah Gallagher

Description: This course covers US energy regulation and policy including the impact of pending climate change legislation and proposed Environmental Protection Agency climate change rules and regulations. The US has been a market leader in energy regulation and privatization since World War II. This module looks at how this was achieved in the electricity markets, oil a& gas including unconventional resources and more recently the renewables market. The work of the FERC (Federal Energy Regulaiton Commission) and the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) are also considered.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Legal Aspects of Financing DevelopmentLawSOLM191Semester 27No

Legal Aspects of Financing Development

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Gabriel Gari

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 access to and mobilisation of different sources of capital - public and private, domestic and international - for financing sustainable development. A theoretical framework on the relationship between legal institutions, financial markets, economic growth and sustainable development is applied to discuss practical legal issues on financing development such as the effectiveness of financial law reforms for channelling private savings into productive investment, the conditionality attached to financial assistance provided by international financial institutions, sovereign debt restructure mechanisms and aid effectiveness. Topics covered include selective aspects of financial markets (capital markets, financial inclusion, public private partnerships) and foreign investment in developing countries, sovereign debt, IMF and Multilateral Development Banks¿ financial assistance, official development assistance and innovative mechanisms for financing development. 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 financing development.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Terrorism, Migration and Human RightsLawSOLM175Semester 27Yes

Terrorism, Migration and Human Rights

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Elspeth Guild

Description: "This module looks at the relationship of terrorism, human rights and migration. Among the key questions will be the relationship of foreigners to threat, the treatment of suspected terrorists through immigration laws, the entitlement of foreigners to protection against return to persecution and torture (as refugees) and the transformation of the technologies around movement of people across international borders which are driven by terrorism related concerns. The module is designed to provide students with an overview of the law around terrorism and how it intersects with migration and border crossing issues. The module will include: an introduction to the course from citizens to foreigners including Human Rights, Political Violence, Terrorism and Extradition. We will examine the issues around refugees, political violence/terrorism and the principle of non-refoulement and how they interact with the prohibition on torture in the context of terrorism allegations. The question of the political issue of diplomatic assurances and legal obligations of protection will be examined as well as the convergence of terrorism, criminal law and refugee protection. The use of digital means by state authorities to counter terrorism and the use of the personal data of foreigners will also be part of the reflections of this course. Students will have an opportunity to present in class their research."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Water LawLawSOLM137Semester 27Yes

Water Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rebecca Bates

Description: Water Law is a module examining the ecology and legal management of water. The legal area forms part of the wider body of environmental, international and economic law. It consider topics including the transboundary management of water resources, the human right to water, initiatives improve water service, privatisation, the role of water in energy production and the trade of water as a good or service.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
General Principles of Insurance LawLawSOLM138Semester 17No

General Principles of Insurance Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer

Description: This module provides students with an overview of the general principles of law involved in the formation of the insurance contract, the terms of policies and the claims process, as well as the role of brokers and the conduct of business at Lloyd's of London. Insurance is fundamental to a modern economy, allowing businesses and individuals to transfer the risk of loss, thereby facilitating investment and protecting wealth, and London is a world centre of the insurance industry. Students require no prior knowledge of insurance or English law. They will learn all they need to know as the module progresses.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
UK Tax AvoidanceLawSOLM126Full year7No

UK Tax Avoidance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Richard Walters

Description: The module is designed for students who wish to gain an understanding of tax avoidance from a UK perspective. The module approaches tax avoidance firstly from a historical viewpoint and distinguishes it from both evasion and mitigation. The responses of both courts and the UK Parliament to the perceived problem are examined from the viewpoint of both individuals and businesses. Apart from judicial approaches, the General Anti-Abuse Rule will be examined as will other anti-avoidance measures, including the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes rules. The international perspective will be explored, including the use of transfer pricing, controlled foreign companies and tax havens. The penalties that tax authorities wish to impose will also be discussed.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
UK Tax LawLawSOLM124Semester 27No

UK Tax Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Richard Walters

Description: The module will provide an introduction to the UK system of taxation, both personal and business. It will also allow students to gain an understanding of the key concepts of tax law from a UK perspective. It will cover the basic principles of the taxation of individuals in the UK on their earnings, gains and wealth. The rationale for various types of taxes will be explored, in particular the UK inheritance and capital gains taxes. Much discussed issues such as tax avoidance, sin taxes and zero hour employment contracts will also be considered. The international perspective will be included and comparisons will be made with taxes in other jurisdictions.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Enforcement of International Criminal LawLawSOLM115Semester 27No

Enforcement of International Criminal Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Phoebe Okowa
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SOLM114

Description: This module explores the national and international institutions that are available for the enforcement of international criminal law. Beginning with the international criminal tribunal at Nuremberg, it traces the evolution of international criminal tribunals in a historical perspective. It considers in detail the Chapter VII powers of the Security Council and their use in the setting up of ad hoc tribunals. The jurisdiction, competence and contribution of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia and the International Criminal tribunal for Rwanda are considered in detail. The continuing relevance of ad hoc mechanisms of accountability is considered in light of the jurisprudence of the Special Tribunals in Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Cambodia. A large part of the course will be devoted to the Permanent International Criminal Court. The final part of the module explores whether accountability through criminal processes is mandatory or permissive, and the extent to which accountability can be achieved in non-judicial forums such as Truth and Amnesty Commissions.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Fundamental Questions in the Law of TreatiesLawSOLM116Semester 17Yes

Fundamental Questions in the Law of Treaties

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Malgosia Fitzmaurice

Description: This module focuses on the most fundamental elements of the law of treaties. It is based on the analysis of the text of the 1969 Vienna Convention on the law of Treaties. It relies on the case law of international courts and tribunals and the theory of international law. Anyone who wants to study or practice international law should take this module, as giving an invariable analysis of the law of treaties, which is the pillar of international law. This module deals with such important issues as the definition of the treaty in international law; consent to be bound; interpretation of treaties; reservation s to treaties.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Spacetime and GravityPhysics and AstronomySPA6308Semester 16Yes

Spacetime and Gravity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ricardo Monteiro

Description: "This course presents the essential concepts of both special and general relativity. The emphasis is on the physical understanding of the theory and the mathematical development is kept simple, although more detailed treatments are included for those who wish to follow them; space-time diagrams being are used extensively. The course includes discussion of the big bang and black holes."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 85.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Elementary Particle PhysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA6306Semester 26Yes

Elementary Particle Physics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ulla Blumenschein

Description: "An introduction to the standard model of particle physics - the strong and electroweak interactions between the basic constituents of the world, quarks and leptons, via the exchange of gluons, photons and W and Z particles. Recent results on CP violation and neutrino mixing. The search for the Higgs particle. Beyond the standard model - Grand unified theories and supersymmetry."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 6
Climate Change LawLawSOLM136Full year7No

Climate Change Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Angeliki Papantoniou

Description: Climate Change Law and Policy Application focuses on specific aspects of international, regional and national law in relation to climate change: Human Rights, international and national litigation, state responsibility, non-state actors and participation, capacity building and trade and climate change. There is also an overview of the core principles of the UNFCCC regime , including the Paris agreement and principles of international environmental law applicable to climate change, both of which are examined in depth in Climate Change Law.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
The Physics of GalaxiesPhysics and AstronomySPA6305PSemester 26Yes

The Physics of Galaxies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Francesco Volponi
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA7010P

Description: "Galaxies are the building blocks of the universe and deserve the extensive study they now enjoy. This course applies basic physical ideas to astronomical observations, exploring the properties of galaxies themselves and the evolution of structure in the universe."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 6
Intellectual Property and the Life SciencesLawSOLM093Full year7No

Intellectual Property and the Life Sciences

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Duncan Matthews

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Global Intellectual Property LawLawSOLM084Semester 17No

Global Intellectual Property Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Uma Suthersanen

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Commercialisation of IPLawSOLM092Semester 27Yes

Commercialisation of IP

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr John Hull

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
International Law of Patents and Related RightsLawSOLM077Semester 27Yes

International Law of Patents and Related Rights

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Duncan Matthews

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International and Comparative Copyright LawLawSOLM075Semester 27No

International and Comparative Copyright Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Uma Suthersanen

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
European and US Law of PatentsLawSOLM076Semester 27Yes

European and US Law of Patents

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Dissertation in European LawLawSOLM908Full year7No

Dissertation in European Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Dissertation in Competition LawLawSOLM907Full year7No

Dissertation in Competition Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Dissertation in Comparative and International Dispute ResolutionLawSOLM906Full year7No

Dissertation in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Dissertation in Commercial and Corporate LawLawSOLM905Full year7No

Dissertation in Commercial and Corporate Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Dissertation in Banking and Finance LawLawSOLM904Full year7No

Dissertation in Banking and Finance Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
British Social Policy Since 1945: The Politics of the Welfare StatePolitics and International RelationsPOL324Semester 26Yes

British Social Policy Since 1945: The Politics of the Welfare State

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patrick Diamond

Description: This module will focus on the process of policy-making in Britain since 1945, while addressing the substantive content of key economic and social policies enacted since the Second World War. Particular attention will be paid to the role of ideas, the intellectual and ideological rationale that has been used to justify distinctive policies, and the broader context created by state, society and economy. The course will begin by analysing the relationship between ideas, interests and institutions in the British policy-making process, establishing a theoretical and conceptual approach drawing on comparative analyses and frameworks. The course will then proceed to examine a series of key topics and themes in post-war economic and social policy.

Introduction: 1. Introduction to the policy process in Britain since 1945: ideas, institutions, interests; 2. Institutions: the role of the civil service and the Treasury; 'the marketplace of ideas' and think-tanks; 3. Ideas: from post-war Keynesianism to neo-liberalism and beyond; 4. Interests: the collapse of corporatism; the role of expertise and the influence of new social movements in policy-making.

Topics and themes: 5. British economy policy in the `golden age' 1945-73; 6. The rise of the welfare state 1906-75: the birth of social policy; 7. 'Storm clouds gathering': devaluation, the IMF crisis 1967-76 and policy failure; 8. `Morality, family and the state: the legacy of the sixties¿; 9. Deindustrialisation and globalisation since 1973: the transformation of the UK economy and neo-liberal economic policy; 10. Remaking the welfare state contract after 1979; 11. The 2008-9 crisis and the emergence of austerity: the social construction of policy `problems¿; 12. Why did Britain vote for Brexit? Reviewing the UK¿s legacy in post-war economic and social policy.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 65.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Analysing Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOL350Semester 16Yes

Analysing Public Policy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Karl Pike

Description: The aim of this module is to examine the theory and practice of policy-making in modern liberal democratic political systems. The module explores the way in which public issues and problems are triggered, defined and constructed, how policy agendas are set, how decision making takes place, and how policies are implemented. The module is comparative in scope and focuses primarily on case studies from the UK and USA.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Critical Currents in North American Political ThoughtPolitics and International RelationsPOL323Semester 26Yes

Critical Currents in North American Political Thought

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joseph Hoover

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Politics of South Asia: Independent ResearchPolitics and International RelationsPOL320Semester 26No

Politics of South Asia: Independent Research

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elizabeth Chatterjee
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take POL319

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Extrasolar Planets and Astrophysical DiscsPhysics and AstronomySPA7009PSemester 27Yes

Extrasolar Planets and Astrophysical Discs

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sijme-Jan Paardekooper

Description: "Ever since the dawn of civilization human beings have speculated about the existence of planets outside of the Solar System orbiting other stars. The first bona fide extrasolar planet orbiting an ordinary main sequence star was discovered in 1995, and subsequent planet searches have uncovered the existence of more than one hundred planetary systems in the Solar neighbourhood of our galaxy. These discoveries have reignited speculation and scientific study concerning the possibility of life existing outside of the Solar System. This module provides an in depth description of our current knowledge and understanding of these extrasolar planets. Their statistical and physical properties are described and contrasted with the planets in our Solar System. Our understanding of how planetary systems form in the discs of gas and dust observed to exist around young stars will be explored, and current scientific ideas about the origin of life will be discussed. Rotationally supported discs of gas (and dust) are not only important for explaining the formation of planetary systems, but also play an important role in a large number of astrophysical phenomena such as Cataclysmic Variables, X-ray binary systems, and active galactic nuclei. These so-called accretion discs provide the engine for some of the most energetic phenomena in the universe. The second half of this module will describe the observational evidence for accretion discs and current theories for accretion disc evolution."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
EU Data Protection LawLawSOLM209Semester 17Yes

EU Data Protection Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Anne Flanagan

Description: This module examines EU data protection laws and examples of the regulatory frameworks established in the Member States. It explores the key debates surrounding and commercial and other implications under the new regime of the General Data Protection Regulation, the Policing and Criminal Justice Data and the E Privacy framework, including the challenges of particular developments, such as telecommunications, cloud computing and the Internet of Things.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Advanced Quantum Field TheoryPhysics and AstronomySPA7001USemester 27Yes

Advanced Quantum Field Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sanjaye Ramgoolam
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA7018U

Description: "This module gives a broad exposition of the modern frame work for the unification of special relativity and quantum theory -- relativistic quantum field theory (QFT). Lagrangian formulation and canonical quantisation of free fields with spin = 0, 1/2, 1 are revised. The construction of interacting quantum field theories is devoloped with special focus on phi^4-theory and quantum electrodynamics (QED). Perturbation theory in terms of Feynman diagrams is developed systematically, and important concepts such as regularisation and renormalisation are introduced. These tools are applied to the calculation of simple tree-level and one-loop S-matrix elements and cross-sections in phi^4 theory and QED, corrections to the electron magnetic moment and the running coupling. The course will also touch on more advanced topics such as anomalies, non-Abelian gauge theories, and modern methods for the calculation of S-matrix elements. "

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Art and Intellectual PropertyLawSOLM229Semester 27Yes

Art and Intellectual Property

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Gaetano Dimita

Description: This module will examine the interplay between art and intellectual property, in particular copyright, including digital issues. The module will involve a comparative approach, looking in depth at the protection of intangible rights in the UK, before comparing this with the regimes of other countries (namely France and the United States). the module will focus on the related intellectual property rights that impact the art trade: moral rights and the artists' resale right. The module will then look specifically at museum and gallery practice to see the effect of the 2014 UK copyright changes. This will cover the two 'orphan works' schemes, extended collective licensing and the new copyright exceptions, many of which are aimed specifically at the museum and heritage sector

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Law of Economic Crime: CorruptionLawSOLM200Semester 27No

Law of Economic Crime: Corruption

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Peter Alldridge

Description: "The treatment of tax evasion in the UK, including the alternatives to prosecution and the developing regime for dealing with evasion. It will then turn to the national and international law of corruption, dealing with misconduct in public office. The treatment of bribery will include its history and theory, the developing international régime and the trend towards greater negotiation with persons suspected1 of bribery and placing greater duties in respect of enforcement and reporting on the private sector. There will be detailed case studies of corruption in sports and of the Trump Presidency. "

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Thinking Politically: Introduction to Concepts, Theories and IdeologiesPolitics and International RelationsPOL110ASemester 14Yes

Thinking Politically: Introduction to Concepts, Theories and Ideologies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nicholas Hostettler

Description: This module combines an introduction to modern and contemporary ideologies with the analysis of key political concepts. It begins by examining conceptions of politics and the political, with particular attention to what it might mean to approach politics normatively/critically and through a range of theoretical perspectives. Next the module introduces modern political ideologies (including liberalism, socialism, conservatism, anarchism), paying attention both to their historical development and contemporary manifestations. The focus then shifts to an analysis of key political concepts (including human nature, liberty, democracy, justice, equality, rights), examining the ways in which these concepts are deployed within and by the different ideological traditions studied earlier. The emphasis throughout is upon relating the theoretical material to contemporary political movements and questions, and the module closes by addressing a series of contemporary issues (these will vary from year to year but may include identity, multiculturalism, property, the environment) that demonstrate the uses of political theory today.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Global HistoriesPolitics and International RelationsPOL109Semester 24Yes

Global Histories

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr James Eastwood

Description: This module provides students with an introduction to the historical background against which contemporary international political developments unfold. It examines how connections have been forged between different societies, economies, cultures, and political practices over time and how this has made it possible to think of our history as global. A particular emphasis is placed on the importance of colonialism for understanding patterns of globalisation. The module is organised around a series of key tipping or turning points in global history.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Nuclear Physics and AstrophysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA5302Semester 15Yes

Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Christopher Clarkson

Description: "A module describing sub-atomic phenomena and explaining them in terms of the theories of quantum physics and relativity: nuclear properties, reactions and decays; Nuclear astrophysics and its cosmological consequences."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Planetary SystemsPhysics and AstronomySPA5241Semester 25Yes

Planetary Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Craig Agnor
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA4121 and take SPA4122 and take SPA4401 and take SPA4402

Description: "Ever since the dawn of civilisation human beings have charted the paths of the planets across the night sky and speculated about their nature. Indeed the word planet has its origin in the ancient Greek term `planete' meaning wanderer. Used in its modern scientific context the word planet refers to an object which orbits about a star, but which itself is not a star. Planets have a special philosophical significance since they are the bodies on which life itself is expected to come into existence. This course provides an in depth description of our current knowledge and understanding of the planets in our Solar System, and of the planetary systems now known to orbit around stars other than the Sun and the extrasolar planets. The properties of individual planets and their satellites will be described and contrasted, and basic physical principles will be used to explain their orbits and physical features. Our understanding of how planetary systems form will be explored, and current scientific ideas about the origin of life will be discussed."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Condensed Matter APhysics and AstronomySPA5228Semester 25Yes

Condensed Matter A

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Anthony Phillips

Description: "This module provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts in modern condensed matter physics. The atomic structures of both crystalline and non-crystalline substances will be discussed. We will see how these structures can arise from surprisingly simple potential models, and how in turn they influence the interesting and useful properties of materials."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Modern PhysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA4402Semester 14Yes

Modern Physics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mark Baxendale

Description: This module covers the dramatic developments in physics that occurred in the early twentieth century, introducing special and general relativity and quantum theory. In relativistic mechanics we will study special relativity; the Lorentz transformation; length contraction and time dilation; the clock paradox; relativistic kinematics and dynamics; general relativity and its tests and consequences; and black holes and galactic lenses. In quantum theory, we will study descriptions of the evidence for particle-like properties of waves, and wave-like properties of particles, followed by their consequences and their formal expression in physical law: topics include Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Schrodinger's equation and elementary quantum mechanics. We will also introduce the fundamental particles and the forces of the standard model of particle physics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Advanced Quantum Field TheoryPhysics and AstronomySPA7001PSemester 27Yes

Advanced Quantum Field Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sanjaye Ramgoolam
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA7018P

Description: This module gives a broad exposition of the modern framework for the unification of special relativity and quantum theory - relativistic quantum field theory (QFT). Lagrangian formulation and canonical quantisation of free fields with spin = 0, 1/2, 1 are revised. The construction of interacting quantum field theories is devoloped with special focus on phi^4-theory and quantum electrodynamics (QED). Perturbation theory in terms of Feynman diagrams is developed systematically, and important concepts such as regularisation and renormalisation are introduced. These tools are applied to the calculation of simple tree-level and one-loop S-matrix elements and cross-sections in phi^4 theory and QED, corrections to the electron magnetic moment and the running coupling. The course will also touch on more advanced topics such as anomalies, non-Abelian gauge theories, and modern methods for the calculation of S-matrix elements.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Law of Economic Crime: Proceeds of CrimeLawSOLM199Semester 17No

Law of Economic Crime: Proceeds of Crime

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Peter Alldridge

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Statistical PhysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA6403Semester 26Yes

Statistical Physics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Theodore Kreouzis
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA5219

Description: Starting from the atomic and quantum descriptions of matter the module uses statistical principles to explain the behaviour of material in bulk. It thus relates microscopic to macroscopic quantities and provides a microscopic explanation of thermodynamics. It provides the bridge between microscopic quantum physics and the behaviour of matter as we know it daily.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Introductory PortugueseLanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR4200Full year4Yes

Introductory Portuguese

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mrs Frances Goodingham
Overlap: POR4201
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of the Portuguese language. Successful students will complete Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFRL). The module provides basic competence in all four main language skills (reading, listening, speaking and writing). Teaching materials are selected with a view to providing a panoramic view of the history and culture of the Portuguese-speaking countries in four continents. Students are expected to actively participate in and contribute to the learning process in the classroom. They must attend five hours of teaching per week and expect to spend a further five hours per week on private study.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
State CrimeLawSOLM261Semester 27No

State Crime

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Thomas Macmanus

Description: This module is about crime committed by governments and it explores the definition and nature of state crime in criminological and political discourse. The module aims to develop a critical understanding of the nature of the state and the scale and type of crimes committed by governments and their agents. The definitional processes involved in labeling states acts as criminal are explored, as are the forces which explain why and how states enter into deviant or criminal practices. Consisting of lectures, seminars and film, the following list is indicative of the subjects that will be covered: Torture, State-corporate crime, counter-terrorism and human rights, Natural Disasters, Asylum Policy as state crime, War Crimes, Genocide, Resisting State Crime: the power of civil society, corruption, state crime denial, comparative genocides, and forced evictions. The course will also feature visiting leading scholars, and representatives from key NGOs.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Climate JusticeLawSOLM262Semester 17No

Climate Justice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Thomas Macmanus

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Corporate ViolenceLawSOLM260Semester 17No

Corporate Violence

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Thomas Macmanus

Description: This module is about crime committed by corporates and it explores the definition and nature of corporate crime in criminological, legal and political discourse. The module aims to develop a critical understanding of the nature of the corporation and the scale and type of crimes committed by companies and their agents. The definitional processes involved in labeling corporates acts as criminal are explored, as are the forces which explain why and how corporates enter into deviant or criminal practices. Consisting of lectures, seminars and film, the following list is indicative of the subjects that will be covered: corporate manslaughter, State-corporate crime, business and human rights, the power of civil society, corruption, corporate crime denial, and land grabbing. The course will also feature visiting leading scholars, and representatives from key NGOs.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Regulation and Compliance ClinicLawSOLM258Semester 27No

Regulation and Compliance Clinic

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Garry Gabison

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Law and Economics of Regulation and ComplianceLawSOLM259Semester 17No

Law and Economics of Regulation and Compliance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Garry Gabison

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Classical PhysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA4401Semester 14Yes

Classical Physics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof David Berman

Description: This module reviews the classical understanding of space, time and motion: the fundamental physical principles that underpin modern physics. We begin with an overview of classical mechanics, where we will study kinematics and dynamics; rotational motion; dynamics of a rigid body and the gyroscope; and gravity and planetary orbits. In the second part of the module, we focus on oscillatory phenomena and wave motion, which occur throughout nature in fields from biology to quantum mechanics. Topics will include the 1D wave equation; free, damped, forced and coupled oscillations; resonance and driven simple harmonic motion; calculations of normal modes for coupled oscillators; waves in linear media including gases and solids; dispersion, phase and group velocity; interference, beats and standing waves; simple diffraction phenomena; and the Doppler effect in sound and light.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Law and Civil DisobedienceLawSOLM257Semester 17No

Law and Civil Disobedience

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Noam Gur

Description: The central topic of this module is civil action and the law. It explores themes such as civil disobedience, conscientious refusal, political obligations, and obedience/resistance to authority. The module provides students with insight into the legal and theoretical aspects of such themes, studied in the context of both historical events and current world affairs.

Governments¿ policy on ideologically charged issues¿such as human impact on the environment, globalisation, military action and armament, immigration, abortion, or animal rights¿is often the subject of controversy. What forms of civil action are available to citizens who find the current policy objectionable? Do citizens owe the law a civic duty of obedience on such matters? Is there a right to engage in civil disobedience, and, if so, when? What should be the law¿s approach to conscientious objectors? What brings people to perform morally questionable (or sometimes even clearly deplorable) acts under the orders of higher-ups, and how does this reflect on the idea of obedience to authority? These are some of the key question considered in this module, which gives students the opportunity and freedom to engage with rich and diverse perspectives, from law, philosophy, and social sciences.

This module does not require previous knowledge of the subject.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Statistical Data AnalysisPhysics and AstronomySPA6328Semester 16Yes

Statistical Data Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Seth Zenz

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Dissertation in Art, Business and LawLawSOLM924Full year7No

Dissertation in Art, Business and Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
International and Comparative Data Protection LawLawSOLM222Semester 27Yes

International and Comparative Data Protection Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Anne Flanagan

Description: "Over 100 jurisdictions have adopted frameworks protecting personal data, many in response to the EU data protection framework that precludes international transfers unless equivalent protection applies. This module examines a number of these data protection legal frameworks, particularly in key jurisdictions such as Russia, China, APEC, Canada, Australia and the US. In addition to examining their particular implementation of the fair information processing principles that have emerged as best practice, the module will explore the key policy implications and debates around trade, commercial and human rights implications and, enforcement, including the challenges of particular technological developments, such as telecommunications, cloud computing and the Internet of Things."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Compliance in Global MarketsLawSOLM223Semester 27Yes

Compliance in Global Markets

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Sucheen Patel

Description: The module will have four general sessions in which all the students will study together advanced cases in Compliance. The course covers advanced topics in compliance. Then the students will be split into specialist groups as specified above for another four sessions. For the final sessions the students will get together for a conclusion of the module.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International Arbitration Award WritingLawSOLM928Semester 27No

International Arbitration Award Writing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Loukas Mistelis

Description: The course consists of self-study, a residential course for students and further self-study. Students will be sent a reading list as well as a set of reading materials focusing on arbitration awards, their characteristics, functions and drafting. The residential course will consist of one full day of teaching and learning by way of a seminar.
At the residential course students will be given the first set of materials relating to a fictional arbitration case; these will normally cover all information but the hearing. Candidates will be required to start working on the awards by drafting summary of facts, summary of parties' positions, claims, etc.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 7
AI, Robotics and the LawLawSOLM221Semester 27Yes

AI, Robotics and the Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar

Description: The evolving area of AI and Robotics gives rise to many ethical and legal questions over the status of robots, the rights and responsibilities arising from their use and liability for any harm caused. The module will explore the issues of legal personhood, the protection of robots through IP, the responsibilities arising from data use and the various approaches to allocating responsibility and liability. The module covers both embodied artificial intelligent systems (robots) and non-embodied ones (intelligent agents). Distinction is also made between the behaviour of robots as tools of human interaction, and robots as independent agents in the legal arena and its legal ramifications.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Trade, Climate Change and Energy: EU and International PerspectivesLawSOLM243Full year7No

Trade, Climate Change and Energy: EU and International Perspectives

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Rafael Leal-Arcas

Description: This course examines the interface of climate change, international trade, and energy law, with a view to addressing the question: How can we increase economic well-being and expand trade, while promoting the optimal use of the world¿s energy resources and protecting and preserving our shared environment? It will seek policy solutions linking climate change, trade, and energy law in the context of the World Trade Organization (WTO) by drawing upon findings in three interlinked sections: 1) the nexus between energy and international trade law/WTO law; 2) the interface between climate change and WTO law; and 3) the link between energy and climate change in the context of WTO law/international trade law.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Cybercrime: Forensic InvestigationsLawSOLM208Full year7No

Cybercrime: Forensic Investigations

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle

Description: Internet technologies have enabled new ways of committing crimes and have moved "old"" crimes such as fraud online- this has created interesting challenges to the investigation, prosecution and enforcement of the criminal law. Internet technologies are borderless and have enabled an increase in transnational crime. This Module will examine the legal procedural issues arising from transborder online crime: international co-operation, mutual assistance, extradition; the role played by private actors/industry in the enforcement of cybercrime (payment intermediaries; hosting providers (eg cloud computing); internet access providers; domain name registries and registrars etc); the relationship between public and private enforcement; the national and international powers of collecting intelligence & evidence (including surveillance); the law of evidence and admissibility; computer, device and network forensics."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Dissertation in Technology, Media and Telecommunications LawLawSOLM923Full year7No

Dissertation in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Dissertation in Criminal JusticeLawSOLM922Full year7No

Dissertation in Criminal Justice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Dissertation in Legal TheoryLawSOLM920Full year7No

Dissertation in Legal Theory

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Dissertation in International Economic LawLawSOLM921Full year7No

Dissertation in International Economic Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Dissertation in Insurance Law (30 credits)LawSOLM930Full year7No

Dissertation in Insurance Law (30 credits)

Credits: 30.0
Contact:

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Physics Investigative ProjectPhysics and AstronomySPA7015UFull year7No

Physics Investigative Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Craig Agnor

Description: A student will develop design, experimental, computational or analytical skills through the independent study of a problem in physics. S/he will learn to write a scientific report summarising results of an independent investigation and placing them in a physics context. The project will run through both semesters and will involve keeping a research log (see 'Engagement Log' elsewhere on this page), interim coursework, a final written report and oral assessment at the end of semester B.
The aim of the investigative project is to give the student the opportunity to work independently on a chosen project towards specified goals. These goals will vary from project to project and may include: writing software to achieve a specified computational task, e.g., simulation of a physical process; carrying out a series of measurements to establish or disprove a working hypothesis; building a piece of equipment, e.g., to interface an experiment to a PC; analytical mathematical analysis applied to the study of a theoretical problem.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 30.00% Practical
Level: 7
Relativistic Waves and Quantum FieldsPhysics and AstronomySPA7018PSemester 17Yes

Relativistic Waves and Quantum Fields

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Gabriele Travaglini

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Cybercrime: Substantive OffencesLawSOLM207Semester 27No

Cybercrime: Substantive Offences

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle

Description: Internet technologies have enabled new ways of committing crimes and have moved 'old' crimes such as fraud online - this has created interesting challenges to substantive criminal law. These challenges concern both the interpretation of traditional criminal law (common law and statute based) and potential new crimes where there is a need to develop the law to close legal gaps. This Module examines substantive criminal law(s) of different jurisdictions (using the UK and the US as the main comparators) from a comparative and international perspective. It also looks at international harmonization efforts such as the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime and the EU framework for the harmonization of the law in the fields of cybercrime. The Module looks at definitions and categorisation of cybercrime; the relationships between cyberterrorims, cyberwarfare and cybercrime; content related cybercrime (such as child sex abuse images; pornography; IP infringement; terrorism propaganda (glorification and encouragement); hate speech); communication offences and harassment; online fraud and forgery; computer misuse (hacking; malicious code; interception) and illegal devices and malicious marketplaces. It will also examine the jurisdictional aspects of such criminality.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Art Disputes and their ResolutionsLawSOLM228Semester 27No

Art Disputes and their Resolutions

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Debbie De Girolamo

Description: This module will explore the many ways in which art disputes can be resolved including litigation and alternative processes to litigation. It will examine specifically the public processes of litigation in national courts, administrative tribunals and international tribunals, and also private processes such as arbitration, mediation and other alternative processes. In so doing, it will consider the nature of the art dispute, the appropriate methods to resolve the disputes, and the remedies and solutions available. This will be led in seminar style, with lecture and interactive participation from students through exercises and dialogue.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
MSc Astrophysics Research ProjectPhysics and AstronomySPA7000PFull year7No

MSc Astrophysics Research Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof David Burgess

Description: The MSc project involves a critical review of a chosen topic in modern astrophysics, and may include some original research. Students write a dissertation summarising current research in that chosen field and the extent of their own investigations.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Art and Cultural ValuesLawSOLM227Semester 17Yes

Art and Cultural Values

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: This module will examine the cultural values and ethical considerations that guide both the public and private treatment and management of art and cultural property. This extends down from the values accepted in widely followed internationals conventions like the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, into national law, and finally into the ethical guidelines and codes of museums and other cultural institutions. The approach will also be sensitive to non-Western approaches to 'cultural property' and will consider the alternative conceptions of cultural dominion, guardianship and responsibility. Finally, the module will address the issues stemming from requests and claims for restitution and repatriation of cultural objects.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Electromagnetic Waves and OpticsPhysics and AstronomySPA5222Semester 25Yes

Electromagnetic Waves and Optics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr William Sutherland
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA4210

Description: The course is aimed at giving a coverage of electromagnetic wave theory and of optics. It will act as a bridge between a first year course of introductory electromagnetism and a course on vibrations and waves to give an understanding of optics in terms of electromagnetic waves.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
ThermodynamicsPhysics and AstronomySPA5219Semester 15Yes

Thermodynamics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jan Mol
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA4121

Description: Thermal and Kinetic Physics is a course designed as an introduction to the notion of energy and its transformations. The thermodynamic methodology that is constructed, largely through the paradigm of the ideal gas, is widely applicable throughout the realm of physics. We begin by developing a language capable of dealing with the thermodynamic method and this requires that concepts of equilibrium and temperature are disentangled before work and heat are described in detail en route to the First Law of Thermodynamics. With the First Law many things become readily accessible to an analytic approach previously unavailable including; engines, refrigerators and heat pumps. Entropy will then make a natural appearance as a macroscopic thermodynamic variable in the build up to the Second Law of Thermodynamics with a brief look at its microscopic origins. New thermodynamic potentials including the Gibbs potential and the Helmholtz free energy, and their applications, are discussed in order to generalise further the thermodynamic method. Phase changes for simple systems are briefly covered and the Third law of Thermodynamics described. Finally an introduction to the kinetic description of gases in equilibrium and of phenomena such as diffusion and heat conduction will complete the module.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Quantum Mechanics and SymmetryPhysics and AstronomySPA6325Semester 26Yes

Quantum Mechanics and Symmetry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Steven Thomas
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA5218
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA6413

Description: The module will give you a grounding in the more formal and axiomatic approach to quantum mechanics and introduce you to the application of these tools in the quantum mechanical description of symmetries in particle physics. Topics include: Dirac notation; Hilbert space; linear operators; formal axioms of quantum mechanics; Schoedinger and Heisenberg pictures; harmonic oscillator; raising and lowering operators; time independent perturbation theory; transformation operators; translations and rotations of coordinates; conservation laws and good quantum numbers; rotation operators; angular momentum operators.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Physics Review ProjectPhysics and AstronomySPA6913Full year6No

Physics Review Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Kostya Trachencko

Description: You will examine a specialised area of physics by directed reading and independent study. You will learn to use scientific research literature databases. You will develop the skill of writing a scientific review summarising current knowledge in a field of physics. You may enrol for this project only with the permission of the Module Organiser for MSci projects. Open only to 3rd year MSci students.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 30.00% Practical
Level: 6
NetworkingSPA_6_S
Advocacy in Commercial DisputesLawSOLM276Semester 17No

Advocacy in Commercial Disputes

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ian Walden

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Public Affairs AdvocacyLawSOLM274Full year7No

Public Affairs Advocacy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ian Walden

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Taxation and TradeLawSOLM275Full year7No

Taxation and Trade

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Christiana Hjipanayi

Description: The module will consider the history of the interaction between trade and tax agreements and will analyse the impact on tax of multilateral WTO agreements (eg GATT 1994) since the WTO¿s creation in 1994. It will also examine the effects of bilateral trade agreements on taxation. Dispute resolution under trade agreements of matters concerning taxation will be addressed. Finally, the legitimate limits of the influence of international trade law on tax law will be interrogated.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Legal TechLawSOLM273Full year7No

Legal Tech

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ian Walden

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Cultural Diversity and LawLawSOLM272Semester 17No

Cultural Diversity and Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: This module explores, in comparative perspective, how legal systems manage cultural diversity, which includes religious, ethnic and linguistic diversity. The module takes the English legal system as the core case study and compares it to the experience of other legal systems in the management of cultural diversity. The comparative study of legal approaches to cultural diversity includes an exploration of legal pluralism, the significance of long-standing and newer diversities introduced through immigration, the problems of assimilation and integration, and paradigms of citizenship, multiculturalism and secularism, criminal justice, family law, anti-discrimination law and other legal fields that are relevant to cultural diversity.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Children, Law, and SocietyLawSOLM271Semester 27No

Children, Law, and Society

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Geraldine Van Bueren

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 82.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 7: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International Commercial ArbitrationLawSOLM256Semester 27No

International Commercial Arbitration

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Daniel Behn

Description: This is an introductory module on the law and practice of international commercial arbitration. This one-semester module is aimed at students who do not specialise in dispute resolution and therefore does not require prior knowledge of the subject. However, the module may still be suitable for those not specialising in dispute resolution, but have some knowledge of the topic and would like to explore it in some further detail. This module will consider most of the key themes covered in the specialist arbitration modules but in less detail.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Electric and Magnetic FieldsPhysics and AstronomySPA4210Semester 24Yes

Electric and Magnetic Fields

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Christopher White

Description: An introduction to the basic laws of electromagnetism: electric force and field; electric potential and energy; capacitance; electromotive force; magnetic force and field; the Lorentz force; electromagnetic induction; mutual and self inductance; magnetic energy; LC circuits; Maxwell's equations; introduction to electromagnetic waves; applications in science and engineering.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Reinsurance Law and International Risk TransferLawSOLM255Semester 27No

Reinsurance Law and International Risk Transfer

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer

Description: Reinsurance involves insurance (and reinsurance) companies insuring all or part of the risks they write with other (re)insurance companies. Reinsurance is required by regulators but also makes business sense since it allows insurance companies to increase their capacity to write insurance. In this module we are looking at traditional reinsurance and innovative reinsurance solutions. We consider how reinsurance contracts are formed and how they can be structured. By reference to typical reinsurance market wordings, we will consider the interaction between the underlying insurance contract and the reinsurance contract and how their relationships impacts on the reinsurance terms and claims. We will also examine the structure and regulation of insurance-linked securities which are a means of risk transfer to, and of financing insurance risk in, the capital markets. London is one of the world centres of the reinsurance industry and the London reinsurance market is amongst the leaders in developing innovative reinsurance solutions. This module will provide a thorough understanding of this important and rapidly developing area of law and practice. English law is the governing law applied to Lloyd¿s and London market insurance and reinsurance policies, and is frequently chosen as governing law for international reinsurance transactions. The LLM in Insurance Law, of which this module forms part, opens up lucrative career opportunities in the global insurance and reinsurance industry, the legal sector, management consultancies and the financial services industry generally.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Introduction to Data SciencePhysics and AstronomySPA4131Semester 24Yes

Introduction to Data Science

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Philip Bull
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA4121
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA4601

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
EU Immigration LawLawSOLM242Semester 17Yes

EU Immigration Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Valsamis Mitsilegas

Description: The module will examine the key legal issues underpinning EU Immigration Law as a distinct field of law. The module will examine a number of central themes in law and governance of EU Immigration policy in Europe's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. These include the development of the Common European Asylum System through an examination of the operation of the Dublin Regulation; EU law on irregular migration and the criminalisation and securitisation of migration; border control and border management in EU law (including the law of the external border and the Schengen area); the role of EU agencies in the field of immigration law (including FRONTEX and the European Asylum Support Agency-EASO); and relations with third countries and the external dimension of EU immigration law. The constitutional and human rights implication of European integration in the field will be fully explored.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Dissertation in Immigration LawLawSOLM919Full year7No

Dissertation in Immigration Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Mathematical Techniques 4Physics and AstronomySPA6324Semester 16Yes

Mathematical Techniques 4

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sanjaye Ramgoolam
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA5218. Before taking this module you are advised to take SPA5304

Description: "The module will cover advanced techniques in mathematical physics and will consist of three parts. The first part will cover topics in the general area of analysis such as Fourier Transforms, differential equations, special functions, asymptotic series, complex analysis. The second will cover groups, algebra and representations. The third will cover elements of gepmetry, differential forms, homology, topological invariants."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
International Child LawLawSOLM270Semester 17No

International Child Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Geraldine Van Bueren

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 82.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 7: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
E-Commerce RegulationLawSOLM220Semester 17Yes

E-Commerce Regulation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Christopher Reed

Description: "This module examines the theoretical basis of the legal and regulatory framework within which online commercial transactions have to be undertaken (bearing in mind that there is much commercial activity which is, ostensibly, 'free' ¿ Facebook and Google are prime examples). It does this through the lens of legitimate authority, asking the fundamental question: 'Why should an e-commerce business accept this particular law and comply with it?' This question arises because of the regulatory and legal difficulties involved in e-commerce as a cross-border activity. The proposition that an e-commerce business must obey all the laws of the world is, simply, both unrealistic in practice and unsustainable in theory. The first part of the module examines jurisprudential theory in some depth, and the second part applies this theory to particular areas of e-commerce activity to explain how law and regulation there works (or, often, doesn¿t work). Because e-commerce is a global activity it doesn't examine the law of one country alone, but focuses on the underlying principles for regulation, how they differ between jurisdictions, the justifications for and limits on national lawmaking, and how e-commerce businesses respond to regulation. This module uses elements of lawmaking and regulatory theory to illuminate how e-commerce regulation operates in practice."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Telecommunications Policy, Law and RegulationLawSOLM214Semester 17No

Telecommunications Policy, Law and Regulation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ian Walden

Description: This module examines the global trend away from national monopolies in telecommunication and broadcasting networks towards competition in a regulated and increasingly international communications market. The principles underlying this process of liberalisation and regulation are elucidated and explained in this course, which control the provision of telecommunications equipment, networks and services. In particular, the course will concentrate on the policy issues that governments pursue in the sector, the regulatory mechanisms used to regulate, the challenges of economic regulation; and communications content issues arising from privacy and convergence. Specific attention is given to the role of ex post competition law in the behaviour and structure of telecommunications markets and some of the main forms of contractual arrangements that arise in legal practice.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International Natural Resources LawLawSOLM254Semester 27Yes

International Natural Resources Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Rebecca Bates

Description: The international legal regime relating to natural resources is complex and multi-dimensional. It is found in many places, based on doctrines of public international law, regional and local laws as well specific treaty obligations. It is also a dynamic area of international law as changes in technology and environmental awareness of the impact of such developments have led to further changes in legal regime. Concepts in Natural Resources Law: Climate, Energy and Water intersects and supports the study of other disciplines including international environmental law, energy law, as well as international investment law and international economic law. Concepts in Natural Resources Law: Climate, Energy and Water examines the area of International Natural Resources Law from a multi-dimensional perspective with a particular emphasis on climate, energy and water resources. The impact of globalisation and international legal rules on activities in the natural resources sector will be explored throughout the unit.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Entrepreneurship Law ClinicLawSOLM213Semester 27Yes

Entrepreneurship Law Clinic

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Karen Watton

Description: Entrepreneurship Law Clinic is a unique opportunity to learn and reflect on the legal issues that face entrepreneurs. In this module you will have the opportunity to (i) develop a number of professional skills and your professional identity; (ii) understand the practical legal issues that are faced by entrepreneurs and how to respond to those issues; (iii) interview and draft advice for a client; (iv) develop and practice public speaking and presentation skills; (v) work within a team and network closely with legal experts and entrepreneurship specialists in London's Tech City. Students must adhere to the Legal Advice Centre's practices and procedures including the signing of a confidentiality agreement and student contract.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Professional Capability
  • Item 3: 40.00% Practical
  • Item 4: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Esports LawLawSOLM238Semester 27No

Esports Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gaetano Dimita

Description: Esports law focuses on the legal, contractual, commercial and regulatory issues that affect competitive video gaming. The module recognises the magnitude of the phenomenon and delineates the legal and commercial parameters under which esports industries operates.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Artificial Intelligence, Human Rights and MigrationLawSOLM240Semester 27Yes

Artificial Intelligence, Human Rights and Migration

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Elspeth Guild

Description: Artificial Intelligence is constantly in the media, both praised and vilified. But what is AI and how do public-authorities use it? This course examines public authorities' use of AI in border, immigration and asylum decision making in the UK and worldwide. Taking a case study approach using recent and pending court cases we will analyse the issues from a human rights perspective: fair procedures, non-discrimination and protection of privacy.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Law and Finance in PracticeLawSOLM237Semester 27No

Law and Finance in Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Garry Gabison

Description: This course introduces concepts in Financial Law at a level that is appropriate for students with various backgrounds . The first part of the course introduces the student with historical perspectives of law and finance. The focus quickly turns to specific fields in Financial Theory and its application to different legal situations. The course will illustrate how legal argumentation can be informed by financial analysis in a range of contexts including IPOs, M&As, bankruptcy, etc. Through the course analysis, students will develop a thorough understanding of the models that influence and eventually determine the interaction among economic agents and entities. Specific case studies are used to analyse actual situations and explore different possible solutions using both legal and financial analysis.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Dissertation in International Shipping LawLawSOLM917Full year7No

Dissertation in International Shipping Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
IT TransactionsLawSOLM206Full year7No

IT Transactions

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Conor Ward

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Dissertation in Environmental LawLawSOLM915Full year7No

Dissertation in Environmental Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Dissertation in Tax LawLawSOLM914Full year7No

Dissertation in Tax Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Modernity: Theories of the State, Economy and SocietyPolitics and International RelationsPOL247Full year5Yes

Modernity: Theories of the State, Economy and Society

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Raymond Kiely

Description: The module explores the work of key thinkers who focus on the politics of modernity, with a three part division based on society, the state and the economy. It will look at writers such as Smith, Ricardo, Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Spencer, Keynes, Polanyi and Hayek, and how these writers have influenced different perspectives on issues that continue to dominate political debate in the current era, including class, the state, social and political movements, and national identity.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Illegal Speech, Censorship and Digital Rights: Social Media vs 'Old' MediaLawSOLM212Semester 17No

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

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle

Description: This digital revolution has had an enormous impact on fundamental rights such as freedom of expression and privacy (and personality rights more widely), and on concepts such as identity, autonomy and agency online. The Module will analyse (1) how the law protects these rights and balances them with the rights of others; (2) whether new fundamental rights should be recognized online and (3) how the law balances potential harms online with these rights. The Module will examine the relationship between law, technology and behaviour. It has a practical dimension by looking at liability relating to online communication and the management of that risk and by examining how these existing and emerging rights can be enforced (including for example the disclosure of a pseudonymous identity). It has a theoretical, law & policy dimension by examining concepts such as identity, privacy and autonomy and how these concepts relate to the law. It will compare traditional approaches to (offline) media regulation and how they relate to new phenomena on social media. The Module therefore examines traditional approaches to content regulation on 'old' media and how these censorship regime(s) is challenged by new media, reflecting on how the law needs to adapt to 'cope' with new (and ever evolving) technologies and business practices. As in traditional media regulation, this encapsulates administrative, civil and criminal law approaches to content regulation and censorship.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
MSc Physics Research ProjectPhysics and AstronomySPA7012PFull year7No

MSc Physics Research Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Rodolfo Russo

Description: The MSc Research Project is at the heart of the MSc programme. It is an independent project undertaken by the student within a working research group in the School. The project runs over three semesters in order to allow for the student to both design their project (using available literature etc.), be trained in the relevant techniques and carry out a reasonably substantial piece of research based on an actual (real) research problem.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 90.00% Dissertation
  • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
Level: 7
Electromagnetic Radiation in AstrophysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA7006USemester 27Yes

Electromagnetic Radiation in Astrophysics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Thomas James Haworth

Description: "This module is an introduction to understanding the origin, propagation, detection and interpretation of electromagnetic (EM) radiation from astronomical objects. In this module students will learn: how to describe EM radiation and its propagation through a medium to an observer; the main processes responsible for line and continuum emission and how they depend on the nature and state the emitting material; the effects of the earth's atmosphere and the operation of the detection process at various wavelengths. The material will be illustrated by examples from optical, infrared and radio portions of the EM spectrum."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
EU Criminal LawLawSOLM205Semester 17Yes

EU Criminal Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Valsamis Mitsilegas

Description: The module will examine the constitutional evolution and key legal issues underpinning EU Criminal Law as a distinct field of law. The module will examine all forms of governance of EU criminal law, including the harmonisation of substantive criminal law, judicial co-operation in criminal matters under mutual recognition (and in particular the operation of the European Arrest Warrant), harmonisation of criminal procedure and the rights of the defendant, the evolution and powers of EU criminal justice agencies (Europol, Eurojust and the European Public Prosecutor's Office), EU criminal justice databases and the evolution of the EU as a global security actor. The constitutional and human rights implication of European integration in criminal matters will be fully explored.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Electromagnetic Radiation in AstrophysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA7006PSemester 27Yes

Electromagnetic Radiation in Astrophysics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Thomas James Haworth

Description: "This module is an introduction to understanding the origin, propagation, detection and interpretation of electromagnetic (EM) radiation from astronomical objects. In this module students will learn: how to describe EM radiation and its propagation through a medium to an observer; the main processes responsible for line and continuum emission and how they depend on the nature and state the emitting material; the effects of the earth's atmosphere and the operation of the detection process at various wavelengths. The material will be illustrated by examples from optical, infrared and radio portions of the EM spectrum."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Comparative Criminal JusticeLawSOLM203Semester 27No

Comparative Criminal Justice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Saskia Hufnagel

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Extended Independent ProjectPhysics and AstronomySPA6776Full year6No

Extended Independent Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Kostya Trachencko

Description: "You will initially register for the extended project PHY776. This module provides you with the experience of working, independently, on a problem within physics (often using the resources found within a research group of the department). These may be problems in experimental, computational or theoretical physics or a project in astronomy. A list of projects is available on the extensive projects homepage containing a brief description of the projects on offer and the supervisors of those projects. You shall arrange a project by reading these pages and meeting with potential supervisors. Associated with the project is a weekly mandatory seminar to which you will occasionally be expected to contribute. In the light of adequate progress during the first semester you may, after producing a report, be relegated to a 15 credits Independent Project following careful consideration by a panel of staff (Supervisor, CO and DCO)."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 30.00% Practical
Level: 6
NetworkingSPA_6_S
British PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL243BSemester 25Yes

British Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr James Strong

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
British PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL243ASemester 15Yes

British Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr James Strong

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Thinking Politically: Introduction to Concepts, Theories and IdeologiesPolitics and International RelationsPOL199Full year4No

Thinking Politically: Introduction to Concepts, Theories and Ideologies

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr Nicholas Hostettler

Description: This module explores and develops modern ways of thinking about politics and political issues. It combines the exploration of modern and contemporary ideologies with the analysis of key political theories and concepts. The first part is a series of introductions to the thinking of the major modern political ideological traditions of liberalism, conservatism, socialism & Marxism, paying attention both to their historical development and contemporary manifestations. After looking at the nature of political concepts and theory the focus shifts to controversies about human nature, political order, liberties, equalities and the just distribution of social goods. As we explore debates over these issues, we shall be examining the ways in which these concepts are deployed within and by the different ideological traditions studied earlier. `Thinking Politically¿ introduces students to political thinking: it demonstrates the value of political theory by helping students to use it to better understand and participate in today¿s political debates.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
British PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL243Full year5Yes

British Politics

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr James Strong

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Portuguese IILanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR5201Full year5No

Portuguese II

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mrs Frances Goodingham
Overlap: POR5200
Prerequisite: POR4201
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is offered to students pursuing a degree in Hispanic Studies and Portuguese, who have A Level in Portuguese/equivalent, and/or who are heritage speakers of Portuguese and have taken POR4201. Successful students will reach Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). The module develops Portuguese grammar, comprehension, oral, aural and analytical skills, with an emphasis on the appropriate use of register in both spoken and written Portuguese and preparation for the Year Abroad.

As a module, it will be available to students registered on a degree programme involving Portuguese only.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Quantum Mechanics APhysics and AstronomySPA5319Semester 15Yes

Quantum Mechanics A

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Timothy Clifton

Description: "This course aims to introduce the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics from the beginning. By studying applications of the principles of quantum mechanics to simple systems the course will provide a foundation for understanding concepts such as energy quantisation, the uncertainty principle and quantum tunnelling, illustrating these with experimental demonstrations and other phenomena found in nature. These concepts are introduced and applied to systems of increasing (mathematical) complexity: (i)Infinite 1-D quantum wells. (ii)Finite 1-D quantum wells (introducing graphical solutions of transcendental equations). (iii)LCAO methods for modelling ions. (iv)Simple Harmonic oscillators (introducing Hermite polynomials and applying energy solutions to molecular vibrational spectra). (v)Beams of free particles, probability flux and reflection/transmission in stepwise varying potentials. (vi)Finite potential barriers and tunnelling, Tunnelling through arbitrary potential barriers (the Gamow factor), field emission and Alpha decay and tunnelling. The Scanning Tunnelling Microscope (STM). (vii)The solution to the Hydrogen atom, including separation of variables, spherical harmonics, the radial equation and electronic energy levels and the quantum numbers n, l, ml and ms and resulting degeneracy. (viii)The treatment of angular momentum in quantum mechanics, its magnitude and projection along an axis. (ix)Introduction to first order, time independent, perturbation theory."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
The GalaxyPhysics and AstronomySPA7010USemester 27Yes

The Galaxy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nicholas Cooper
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA6305

Description: "The module considers in detail the basic physical processes that operate in galaxies, using our own Galaxy as a detailed example. This includes the dynamics and interactions of stars, and how their motions can be described mathematically. The interstellar medium is described and models are used to represent how the abundances of chemical elements have changed during the lifetime of the Galaxy. Dark matter can be studied using rotation curves of galaxies, and through the way that gravitational lensing by dark matter affects light. The various topics are then put together to provide an understanding of how the galaxies formed."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Physics LaboratoryPhysics and AstronomySPA5201Semester 25Yes

Physics Laboratory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Alan Drew
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA4103

Description: This course aims to illustrate some important aspects of physics through experimental measurements. The course will be marked by continuous assessment of student laboratory notebooks, which will not be allowed to be removed from the laboratory. Students will perform a number of experiments over the term and will then have to write a scientific paper on one of the experiments that they have performed. The experiments are: Alpha particle spectroscopy; Thermal equation of state and critical point of ethane, Hall effect measurement of germanium; Building a Helium Neon Laser; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; Building a Michelson Interferometer and measuring the magnetostriction of metals and the refractive index of air; X-ray diffraction spectroscopy; The Zeeman effect.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Mathematical Techniques 3Physics and AstronomySPA5218Semester 15Yes

Mathematical Techniques 3

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alston Misquitta
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA4122

Description: In this module some advanced mathematical techniques are developed in the context of solving real physical problems. Computer algebra (MAPLE) is used in the practical classes to enable you to learn a professional physicists approach to real problem-solving.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Independent ProjectPhysics and AstronomySPA6709Semester 16No

Independent Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Craig Agnor

Description: "This module provides you with the experience of working, independently, on a problem within physics (often using the resources found within a research group of the department). These may be problems in experimental, computational or theoretical physics or a project in astronomy. A list of projects is available on the extensive projects homepage and this contains brief descriptions of the projects on offer, and the supervisors of those projects. You shall arrange a project by reading these pages and meeting with potential supervisors. Associated with the project is a weekly seminar to which you will contribute."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 30.00% Practical
Level: 6
NetworkingSPA_6_S
Portuguese II IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR5200Full year5Yes

Portuguese II Intensive

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mrs Frances Goodingham
Overlap: POR5201
Prerequisite: POR4200 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is the second year language module for students who have started Portuguese from ab initio level and have successfully completed Introductory Portuguese, or have a knowledge of the language equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) Level A2. Emphasis is on increasing fluency in listening, reading, writing and oral communication and including materials with up-to-date information about the Portuguese-speaking countries.

It will be available to students enrolled on a degree programme involving Portuguese only.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Mathematical Techniques 2Physics and AstronomySPA4122Semester 24Yes

Mathematical Techniques 2

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Marcella Bona

Description: Further techniques of mathematics needed in the physical sciences. Complex numbers and hyperbolic functions. Polar and spherical coordinates and coordinate transformations. Multiple integrals. Line and surface integrals. Vector calculus. The theorems of Gauss, Green and Stokes. Matrices. Determinants. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Fourier series and transforms including the convolution theorem. Differential equations. Exercise classes enable the students to learn practical approaches to problem solving while applying the concepts and techniques introduced in lectures.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Trade, Environment and IPRSLawSOLM269Semester 27No

Trade, Environment and IPRS

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Katrien Morbee

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Trade, Environment and IPRSLawSOLM267Semester 27No

Trade, Environment and IPRS

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Uma Suthersanen

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

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

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

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Philosophical Foundations of Private International LawLawSOLM268Semester 17No

Philosophical Foundations of Private International Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Roxana Banu

Description: This course is offered as part of the LL.M. in Legal Theory. It is intended for students who are interested in both jurisprudence and private international law. It is also aimed at students who want to explore and challenge the role played by core jurisprudential concepts and theories in the context of inter-personal legal relations spanning across multiple jurisdictions. This seminar fills an important curricular void. On the one hand, courses in legal theory often adopt the traditional focus in jurisprudence on law as a singular (either the law of a state or law as an abstract category), rather than on relations between legal systems. On the other hand, courses in private international law generally focus on doctrinal material and broad theoretical principles, rather than the philosophical underpinnings of the field. Furthermore, even courses at the intersection of philosophy and international law focus primarily on the jurisprudential dimension of public, rather than private international law.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Research SeminarLawSOLM266Full year7No

Research Seminar

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Guido Westkamp

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Energy Decommissioning and Waste Management in International LawLawSOLM252Semester 27Yes

Energy Decommissioning and Waste Management in International Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Tibisay Morgandi

Description: The module on Energy Decommissioning and Waste Management in International Law examines the legal issues arising in connection with the decommissioning of energy infrastructure and the management of waste in the energy sector, both from a theoretical and practical perspective.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Exploitation of Energy Resources in Disputed AreasLawSOLM251Semester 27Yes

Exploitation of Energy Resources in Disputed Areas

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Tibisay Morgandi

Description: The module on Exploitation of Energy Resources in Disputed Areas examines the international legal issues arising in connection with exploration and exploitation of energy resources in disputed areas (both onshore and offshore, eg the South China Sea) from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It examines international rules and practices relating to disputed areas and how exploitation can proceed even when agreement on a boundary delimitation cannot be reached.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
Level: 7
Mathematical Techniques IPhysics and AstronomySPA4121Semester 14Yes

Mathematical Techniques I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Christopher Clarkson

Description: Techniques of mathematics, mostly calculus, required in the study of the physical sciences. Topics will include vectors and scalars, vector components, addition and multiplication, complex numbers and functions, differentiation, partial differentiation, series, integration, polar coordinates and multiple integration. The course structure includes both lectures and self-paced programmed learning, with assessment by coursework and an end of year examination.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
International Merger Control: The JurisdictionsLawSOLM249Semester 17No

International Merger Control: The Jurisdictions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Eyad Dabbah

Description: Within the field of competition law, merger control has attracted special attention. The reason for this attention can be found in the special nature of mergers as a business phenomenon, especially when compared with other business phenomena, such as abuse of dominance by firms or cartel activities. The process of relentless globalisation which has been developing since the 1990s has meant that merger operations can produce an effect on the conditions of competition in more than one jurisdiction. This means that, quite inevitably, regulatory approval in more than one jurisdiction may need to be sought. Such a consequence ¿ as is widely accepted ¿ can give rise to uncertainty for the firms concerned and cause huge expense and significant delay. Those who are involved in advising business firms in a merger situation are also not immune from the uncertainty when merger operations have to be notified to more than one competition authority. Often legal advisors have to answer extremely difficult questions in merger cases, such as whether notification of the merger to the competition authorities in one or more jurisdictions is necessary or mandatory or even desirable; which authorities need to be notified; what is required for this purpose and how to go about notifying the authorities concerned; and how will the authorities assess the merger, including any relevant time framework within which they will operate and ultimately reach a decision in a given case.

The Module will aim at a thorough examination of the highly important phenomena of international mergers and their regulation worldwide. Different merger control regimes worldwide and their operation will be an important part of the focus in the Module.

The Module will be taught in a very practical manner, to reflect the very nature of the topic. A highly interesting range of case studies and the knowledge and expertise of practitioners in the field will be a key aspect of the course. The Module should prove to be attractive for students attending other competition law courses and those with an `international¿ dimension in other areas of commercial orientation on the LLM.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Research EssayLawSOLM951Semester 27No

Research Essay

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Laura Edgar

Description: The research paper will examine a particular area of law. The particular subject area within this field is the student¿s own choice, guided and agreed by their allocated supervisor.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Scientific MeasurementPhysics and AstronomySPA4103Semester 14Yes

Scientific Measurement

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Bill Gillin

Description: Practical work in the laboratory serves to illustrate basic concepts in physics, and the processes of carrying out experiments and interpreting their results. You will be taught techniques of measurement and the use of instruments and computers. There are some lectures on statistics and data analysis, which are applied to the laboratory measurements. There is no final examination. All assessment is by coursework and laboratory reports.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Themes and Cases in US Foreign PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM075Semester 37No

Themes and Cases in US Foreign Policy

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Diego De Merich

Description: This course will consider the principal forms in which US foreign policy has been practised and interpreted since the foundation of the Republic. Amongst these are American Exceptionalism and Anti-Americanism, 'spheres of influence', liberal interventionism and protectionist isolationism, Cold War containment, the `War on Terror' following 9/11, and the strains on unipolarity in the early 21st century. Amongst the case studies linked to these themes, we shall consider the role of Native Americans and immigration, the war of 1898, gunboat diplomacy in the Caribbean, the ideas of Woodrow Wilson, the Vietnam War, the consequences of the 9/11 attacks, and the challenges posed by China.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Media RegulationLawSOLM217Semester 17Yes

Media Regulation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Gavin Sutter
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SOLM265

Description: "Within the field of media law, there are a range of sector-specific regulatory systems, each of which raises complex practical and ethical questions. This course will examine each of these using English law as a case-study (international comparisons may be raised as and where appropriate, in particular in the context of discussion with students commenting on the approaches taken in their home jurisdictions)."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
E-Commerce TransactionsLawSOLM219Semester 27Yes

E-Commerce Transactions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Christopher Reed

Description: This module examines the law relating to online commercial transactions (bearing in mind that there is much commercial activity which is, ostensibly, 'free' - Facebook and Google are prime examples). It focuses on the law which governs a range of online transactions, including contracting, signatures and online marketplaces. Because e-commerce is a global activity we don¿t examine the law of one country alone (though we will inevitably look at more UK and EU law than that of anywhere else). Our focus is on the underlying principles which are common to all jurisdictions, and the differences in some areas - the theory is that if you understand these, you will be able to analyse any particular national law and apply it to the particular e-commerce activity in question.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
US Foreign PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOL358Semester 26Yes

US Foreign Policy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Richard Johnson

Description: The United States plays a powerful role in contemporary international relations. Therefore understanding its place in the international system and how its foreign policy is made are of crucial importance for every student of international relations. The module broadly focuses on the theme of American power in the world, through three areas: the historical development of US foreign policy, the institutional background, and current expressions of American power. Knowledge of these areas will give a solid overview and understanding of US foreign policy in the contemporary world.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Cyberspace: Jurisdiction and Dispute ResolutionLawSOLM211Full year7No

Cyberspace: Jurisdiction and Dispute Resolution

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Julia Hornle

Description: The module analyses the concept and theories of jurisdiction under International Law (Public International Law), from the perspective of international criminal law, especially in the context of transnational crimes such as cybercrime, from the perspective of regulation (eg data protection and transborder data flows; online gambling; online content regulation) and from the perspective of private international law/conflicts of law (jurisdiction and applicable law in civil and commercial disputes such as contract, torts generally, defamation & privacy infringements, IP infringements). It therefore takes a novel approach by looking both at private law and public law- but this approach is necessary as internet communications are not restricted to private law and private international law.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Globalisation: Issues and DebatesPolitics and International RelationsPOL355Semester 16Yes

Globalisation: Issues and Debates

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Raymond Kiely

Description: The module provides students with a detailed examination - and critique - of theories of globalisation and assessment of contemporary globalising processes. It examines these influences through detailed analysis of contemporary manifestations of globalisation, including the study of global production and commodity chains, state-market relations, the nature and direction of capital flows, patterns of global inequality, international institutions and global governance, questions of cultural homogenisation/imperialism, the US state and globalisation and East Asia and globalisation, and anti-globalisation. The module aims to provide students with a well-rounded understanding of the globalisation debate, and how this relates to contemporary international and global political issues.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Extrasolar Planets and Astrophysical DiscsPhysics and AstronomySPA7009USemester 27Yes

Extrasolar Planets and Astrophysical Discs

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sijme-Jan Paardekooper

Description: "Ever since the dawn of civilization human beings have speculated about the existence of planets outside of the Solar System orbiting other stars. The first bona fide extrasolar planet orbiting an ordinary main sequence star was discovered in 1995, and subsequent planet searches have uncovered the existence of more than one hundred planetary systems in the Solar neighbourhood of our galaxy. These discoveries have reignited speculation and scientific study concerning the possibility of life existing outside of the Solar System. This module provides an in depth description of our current knowledge and understanding of these extrasolar planets. Their statistical and physical properties are described and contrasted with the planets in our Solar System. Our understanding of how planetary systems form in the discs of gas and dust observed to exist around young stars will be explored, and current scientific ideas about the origin of life will be discussed. Rotationally supported discs of gas (and dust) are not only important for explaining the formation of planetary systems, but also play an important role in a large number of astrophysical phenomena such as Cataclysmic Variables, X-ray binary systems, and active galactic nuclei. These so-called accretion discs provide the engine for some of the most energetic phenomena in the universe. The second half of this module will describe the observational evidence for accretion discs and current theories for accretion disc evolution."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
The GalaxyPhysics and AstronomySPA7010PSemester 27Yes

The Galaxy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nicholas Cooper
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SPA6305P

Description: "The module considers in detail the basic physical processes that operate in galaxies, using our own Galaxy as a detailed example. This includes the dynamics and interactions of stars, and how their motions can be described mathematically. The interstellar medium is described and models are used to represent how the abundances of chemical elements have changed during the lifetime of the Galaxy. Dark matter can be studied using rotation curves of galaxies, and through the way that gravitational lensing by dark matter affects light. The various topics are then put together to provide an understanding of how the galaxies formed."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Astrophysical PlasmasPhysics and AstronomySPA7004USemester 27Yes

Astrophysical Plasmas

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof David Burgess

Description: "A plasma is an ionized gas where the magnetic and electric field play a key role in binding the material together. Plasmas are present in almost every astrophysical environment, from the surface of pulsars to the Earth's ionosphere. This module explores the unique properties of plasmas, such as particle gyration and magnetic reconnection. The emphasis is on the plasmas found in the Solar System, from the solar corona and solar wind to the outer reaches of the heliosphere and the interstellar medium. Fundamental astrophysical processes are explored, such as the formation of supersonic winds, magnetic energy release, shock waves and particle acceleration. The module highlights the links between the plasmas we can observe with spacecraft and the plasmas in more distant and extreme astrophysical objects."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Astrophysical PlasmasPhysics and AstronomySPA7004PSemester 27Yes

Astrophysical Plasmas

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof David Burgess

Description: "A plasma is an ionized gas where the magnetic and electric field play a key role in binding the material together. Plasmas are present in almost every astrophysical environment, from the surface of pulsars to the Earth's ionosphere. This module explores the unique properties of plasmas, such as particle gyration and magnetic reconnection. The emphasis is on the plasmas found in the Solar System, from the solar corona and solar wind to the outer reaches of the heliosphere and the interstellar medium. Fundamental astrophysical processes are explored, such as the formation of supersonic winds, magnetic energy release, shock waves and particle acceleration. The module highlights the links between the plasmas we can observe with spacecraft and the plasmas in more distant and extreme astrophysical objects."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Policing in Local and Global ContextsLawSOLM202Semester 17Yes

Policing in Local and Global Contexts

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Saskia Hufnagel

Description: This module examines law enforcement in different cultural contexts (i.e. Europe, Asia, North America) and addresses possible conflicts of interests when different jurisdictions have to work together internationally and trans-nationally. It traces the evolution of international, transnational and EU legal frameworks on law enforcement cooperation, eg the development of Interpol and Europol, from their early beginnings in the 20th century to todays more sophisticated models of information transfer between policing and judicial agencies. The first half of the module will provide an overview of law enforcement models and procedural requirements in different jurisdictions around the globe. The second half of the module will consider international, EU and regional police cooperation strategies and underlying legal frameworks and how the specific jurisdictional requirements discussed in the first half of the module might foster or hamper cooperation in practice.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Global SociologyPolitics and International RelationsPOL180ASemester 14Yes

Global Sociology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Raymond Kiely

Description: This module provides students with an introduction to central themes and concepts in Sociology, and applies them to particular cases such as class, gender, race, identity, religion, social movements, state and nation in an era of globalisation. The aim is to introduce students to particular concepts and introductory theory, and to enhance understanding of these through a focus on particular issues, themes and cases.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Critical JurisprudenceLawSOLM181Semester 17Yes

Critical Jurisprudence

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Richard Nobles

Description: This module introduces students to a broad range of theoretical critiques of conventional (doctrinal) legal scholarship. The course begins with liberal political theory (Aristotle, Locke and Hobbes). It then considers more specific liberal critiques of law (Economic analysis, Rule of Law critique, and Mill¿s harm principle). The last section of the course looks at Foucault, Feminist legal theory, and Critical Legal Theory.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Global SociologyPolitics and International RelationsPOL180Full year4Yes

Global Sociology

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Raymond Kiely

Description: This module provides students with an introduction to central themes and concepts in Sociology, and applies them to particular cases such as class, gender, race, identity, religion, social movements, state and nation in an era of globalisation. The aim is to introduce students to particular concepts and introductory theory, and to enhance understanding of these through a focus on particular issues, themes and cases.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
StarsPhysics and AstronomySPA5307Semester 25Yes

Stars

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Tsiklauri

Description: "Stars are a vital building block in the Universe: forming out of interstellar gas and dust, and themselves being a major component of galaxies. They are also vital for providing the nuclear reactions that create the elements from which planets and even ourselves are formed. This course describes how the fundamental properties of stars are related to observations. Temperatures and densities in the centre of stars reach values that are unattainable in the laboratory. Yet the application of basic physical principles can help us determine much about the internal structure and evolution of stars, from their formation to their ultimate end states in such exotic and spectacular objects as white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 5
Physical DynamicsPhysics and AstronomySPA5304Semester 25Yes

Physical Dynamics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Vegh
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA4121 and take SPA4122 and take SPA4401 and take SPA4402
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA5218

Description: Introduction to Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of Newtonian mechanics. Origin of Conservation Laws and their relation to symmetry properties. Rotational motion of rigid bodies, Euler's equations, principal axes and stability of rotation, precession. Small vibration approximation, normal modes

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Quantum Mechanics BPhysics and AstronomySPA6413Semester 16Yes

Quantum Mechanics B

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Andreas Brandhuber
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA5218

Description: "This module is both an introduction and revision, followed by an extended exposition of the basic principles and applications of quantum mechanics. Topics include: Operators and the general structure of quantum mechanics, observables, orthonormality of eigenstates, expansion theorem, commuting operators, theory of measurement; The harmonic oscillator; Angular momentum theory, the rigid rotator and applications to rotation-vibration spectra of diatomic molecules; Spin in quantum mechanics illustrated with spin1/2: matrix representations, Stern-Gerlach experiments and measurement theory exemplified; Indistinguishable particles in quantum mechanics: Bosons and Fermions; Spherically symmetric potentials and the Hydrogen atom."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 85.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Professional Skills for ScientistsPhysics and AstronomySPA4601Semester 24Yes

Professional Skills for Scientists

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Bevan

Description: This module develops professional and computational skills that are fundamental to the discipline, enable student engagement with employers, and expand student networks. Students develop introductory computational skills including using and writing computer programs to model physical systems, analyse quantitative data, and solve problems. These computational skills are applicable to any role that requires quantitative analysis and evidence-based decision making. Students will become proficient in preparing professional quality documents including scientific project reports, presentations and job application materials.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 35.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Portuguese ILanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR4201Full year4Yes

Portuguese I

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mrs Frances Goodingham
Overlap: POR4200
Prerequisite: "A-level or equivalent knowledge of Portuguese, including heritage speakers"
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is offered only to students who have A-Level or equivalent in Portuguese or who are heritage speakers of Portuguese. Basic grammatical structures are revised and reinforced. Practice in comprehension and composition is given using a wide variety of source material in contemporary Brazilian and European Portuguese, designed to develop appropriateness and accuracy in the spoken and written language. The language of instruction is predominantly Portuguese. Successful students will reach Level B1(+) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Brazilian Cinema: The Social TraditionLanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR5034Semester 15Yes

Brazilian Cinema: The Social Tradition

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Else Vieira
Overlap: FLM5034
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Why would a Brazilian director depict not the guerrilla Che Guevara but the young doctor developing his social awareness? Walter Salles's Motorcycle Diaries will set the tone for the discussion of Brazil's emphasis on the social agenda as its major contribution to world cinema. This course will approach the evolution of this genre, beginning with Cinema Novo, the shift towards the commercial film (Pixote, Central Station), the development of a new aesthetics (City of God) and of recent radical experimentations such as prisoners and favela (shantytown) inhabitants making their own film. Discussions will include the tensions between aesthetics and ethics, the achievement of the commercial film and of the documentary as social action, and film as a tool for the empowerment of the marginalized.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
International Migration LawLawSOLM264Full year7No

International Migration Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax

Description: This module examines the regulation in international law of human mobility for economic and other purposes (excluding for asylum under the international refuge law regime, which is studied in depth in SOLM171).

It provides a comprehensive overview of the concepts and workings of several specialized branches of international law in relation to migration in a global context. The module will look at international labour law; international human rights law; international security and anti-terrorism instruments; the maritime conventions and the law of the sea; nationality, borders and criminal law measures; as well as to disaster law, international environmental law, and development aid law to provide a comprehensive overview of the different regimes concerned with the regulation of the phenomenon.

The module will start by exploring the historical origins and development of international legal tools to regulate human mobility across borders, with a discussion of the available regulatory options and their ethical/philosophical underpinnings (ranging from the 'open borders' paradigm and the cosmopolitan approach to 'communitarian' perspectives on 'otherness' and belonging). The different regimes, actors and institutions playing a role in the legal administration of international migration will be examined next, with a particular focus on key inter-governmental institutions (such as the ILO and the IOM) and non-governmental actors (such as ICMPD and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants) as norms entrepreneurs in this area contributing to current regulatory processes worldwide (like the UN Global Compact on Migration). The study of substantive law, including relevant State practice and case law of national and international courts and Treaty bodies, will follow thereafter in thematic blocs: 1) labour migration, with a focus on the ILO conventions and the UN Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families; 2) family migration and children on the move, paying attention to the specific situation of unaccompanied minors and their protection under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; 3) terrorism and the securitisation of migration after the 9/11 attacks, including the 'crimmigraton' paradigm; 4) irregular migration, human trafficking and migrant smuggling, with special reference to the 2000 Palermo Protocols to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the situation of 'boat migrants' at sea; and 5) the limits of international regulation with regard to emerging and highly polarizing issues, including climate change, natural disasters, famine, endemic poverty and under-development and their relation to "survival migration".

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Media RegulationLawSOLM265Semester 27No

Media Regulation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Gavin Sutter
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take SOLM217

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International Economic Law ClinicLawSOLM263Full year7No

International Economic Law Clinic

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Gabriel Gari

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
EU Competition LawLawSOLM248Semester 27No

EU Competition Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Eyad Dabbah

Description: The Module EU Competition Law (along with the co-requisite Module EU Competition Law and Practice) aims at a comprehensive study of the basic provisions of European Union (EU) competition law. The Module will provide participants with a flavour of the economic and market context in which EU competition law, especially Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) is applied. The Module will aim to consider an important business phenomenon in the market namely anti-competitive agreements. It is hoped that by the end of the Module participants will gain a solid understanding of the relevant competition rules of the EU whilst developing a good business and market perspective and practical approach in order to help them identify situations in which such phenomenon may arise and how should this phenomenon be addressed.

EU competition law is based on the rules contained in Articles 101-109 of the Treaty on The Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and upon subsequent secondary legislation. The focus of the Module will be however on Articles 101 TFEU; as well as a number of block exemption Regulations, notably those dealing with: Vertical Restraints; Technology Transfer; and Horizontal Research and Development and Specialisation Agreements. The Module will however consider where relevant and appropriate other provisions of EU competition law, especially Article 102 TFEU.

EU competition rules are applied by the Directorate General (DG COMPETITION (COMP)) of the European Commission, the Directorate in charge of competition matters; there is also shared competence with designated national competition authorities (NCAs) in relation to the application of Articles 101 (and 102) TFEU. Decisions of the Commission are the principal means of enforcement in competition cases. The Commission¿s decisions are subject to review by the General Court of the EU (GCEU) (formerly the Court of First Instance (CFI)) and the Court of Justice of the EU/European Court of Justice (CJEU/ECJ). This has created an extensive case-law in competition law matters and reference will be made to this case law.

In addition to considering substantive issues, the Module will also deal with relevant procedural mechanisms, such as cartel leniency and settlement mechanism.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Our UniversePhysics and AstronomySPA4101Semester 24Yes

Our Universe

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Richard Nelson

Description: The module is a broad survey of Astronomy aiming to acquaint you with evolution of the universe and its constituents. A particular theme is the role played by the known laws of physics in understanding astronomical observation. You will: (i) gain a familiarity with the constituents of the observed universe; (ii) appreciate, and be able to explain, the important part played by the laws of physics in designing observations, and in interpreting and understanding them; (iii) be able to explain the different types of information obtainable from observations across the entire electromagnetic spectrum from gamma rays to radio waves.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Independent Research EssayLawSOLM927Semester 17No

Independent Research Essay

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Guido Westkamp

Description: Independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Dissertation in Regulation and ComplianceLawSOLM926Full year7No

Dissertation in Regulation and Compliance

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Garry Gabison

Description: The chosen topics should relate to a relevant specialisation within the academic fields of Regulations and Compliance.
The particular subject area is the student's own choice, guided and agreed by their supervisor.
It is expected that students will undertake primary research and/or secondary research based in the sources where the data has not been already subjected to a relevant analysis.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Art and MoneyLawSOLM230Semester 27Yes

Art and Money

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal

Description: This module will examine the function of art and other cultural objects as financial assets. This involves seeing historic and artistic chattels from the point of view of wealth management (via investment, capital appreciation and leasing potential) and as collateral for transactions that are otherwise unrelated (art pledges, mortgages and charges). Since the investment in and taking of security over such assets necessarily involves questions of title, title warranties and title retention terms will also be examined. The module will also consider the treatment of art and cultural property in times of financial turmoil and insolvency. The main question here will be whether such cultural objects can be protected during corporate restructuring or insolvency, or indeed governmental/state financial difficulties. The module will end by considering the new area of art financing and alternative funding models for the acquisition of art.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
DissertationLawSOLM925Full year7No

Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

Description: Dissertation - independent research. An advanced, in depth examination of a particular area of law: the chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Globalisation and the International Political Economy of DevelopmentPolitics and International RelationsPOLM073Semester 17No

Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Diego De Merich

Description: The course provides students with a detailed examination - and critique - of theories of globalisation and assessment of contemporary globalising processes, and how these particularly influence the developing world.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Approaches to Political EconomyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM059Semester 17Yes

Approaches to Political Economy

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Patrick Neveling

Description: This module provides an introduction to the theoretical foundations of the contemporary analyses of advanced capitalism. How have thinkers within politics and economics theorised and analysed the relationship between the two disciplines? Is it even possible to analytically distinguish between the two? The aim of this module is to answer these two questions by reference to the major theories within the field of political economy. The module analyses both classical and contemporary theories of political economy, and explores their continued relevance to understanding the development of advanced capitalism. Towards the end of the module we will consider some heterodox approaches brought to the fore by the onset of the ongoing financial and economic crisis and consider their relevance.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Latin America in the Modern WorldPolitics and International RelationsPOLM060Semester 27No

Latin America in the Modern World

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof James Dunkerley

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Information Security and the LawLawSOLM210Semester 27No

Information Security and the Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Anne Flanagan

Description: The security of important data, including personal, is of considerable concern to governments around the world as is the safety of critical infrastructure assets, systems, and networks (both public and private) that are considered so vital that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety. Concerns about former have led to growing legal obligations to ensure the security of information and the systems that transmit and store it. Whether as part of personal data protection regimes, sector-specific regulations (e.g., healthcare, banking and finance) private law or company law obligations, these present a growing source of potential corporate liability. Concerns about the latter have produced frameworks to enable oversight and cooperation needed to manage and mitigate risks to critical infrastructure. This course examines various EU and US legal frameworks

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Media Law: Reputation ManagementLawSOLM216Semester 27Yes

Media Law: Reputation Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Gavin Sutter

Description: Media Law: Reputation Management covers the key areas of law used by those who seek to build and protect a media 'brand' for commercial gain. The module will open with a detailed consideration of libel law and how that protects the public image of an individual (or, indeed, an entity with legal personhood). Whereas perhaps three decades ago the law in this area seemed well settled, the challenges of the internet combined with much of the Defamation Act 2013 remaining to be refined through interpretation by the courts makes this an important and ongoing focus for study by the commercial media lawyer. The second aspect of law which the module will look at is the developing area of privacy. While traditionally English law has not offered direct protection for privacy, a wide range of las have been used in effect to prevent or at least compensate individuals aggrieved by private elements of their lives being published to the masses. Sometimes this has simply been about the privacy of an individual, while in other circumstances it has been about the protection of a direct commercial relationship (such as that between the Douglases and OK Magazine in Douglas v Hello). The development of the tort of Misuse of Private Information, a result of the application of the Human Rights Act 1998, has arguably created a de facto common law privacy protection which continues to explore new nuances at the discretion of the courts. The continued existence of the tabloid press, the fallout from the phone-hacking scandal, and the apparently unending appetite on the part of the general public for 'celebrity' gossip indicates that this is an area of law which will continue to see development for some time to come. The final area of law to be covered in this module focuses on intellectual property in a media context, in particular the use of IP in personality rights and, more broadly, as a means of controlling an individual's brand. As of yet, English law does not recognise personality rights, instead protecting only those who choose to actively merchandise themselves via a form of passing off ('false endorsement'). The course will open up the debate on this issue and consider the potential for this to be expanded, as well as other ways in which IP may be used to protect personal reputation (or not - see, for instance, application of HUbbard v Vosper in this regard). Although English law will be the primary context in which this module will be taught, it is intended that this will provide more a 'case study' context in which the issues raised will be debated rather than a course solely about English law per se. Laws in other jurisdictions (such as, for example, the ongoing debate on defamation reform in Scotland and Northern Ireland) will be raised and discussed where appropriate.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Introduction to EngineeringScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF024Semester 23No

Introduction to Engineering

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
Essential Foundation Mathematical SkillsScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF026Semester 13No

Essential Foundation Mathematical Skills

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stephen Coad

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 3
Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, ThemesPolitics and International RelationsPOLM024Semester 17No

Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Joanne Yao

Description: The module is designed to give students a good command and understanding of key concepts and theoretical traditions in International Relations and their relevance for understanding contemporary themes in world politics.

The module seeks to provide students with a more nuanced understanding of the various social forces and processes shaping world politics including the co-constitutive relationship between the theory and practice of international relations. The module also aims at developing the students' capacity to reflect critically about the main claims, strengths and weaknesses of theories in international relations.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
DissertationPolitics and International RelationsPOLM017Full year7No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Richard Saull

Description: The Masters' Dissertation is an independent programme of study of an approved topic within the field of Politics completed over the summer months (May-August) of your degree programme. It is a compulsory element of your degree amounting to sixty credits (providing one-third of the credits for your degree). It is designed to enable students to undertake independent research and, through this, allow them to develop a specialised knowledge in an area of the Politics discipline which is of particular interest to them. Thus, it may draw upon, and develop an existing topic or issue associated with a module that they have studied in the earlier part of their programme, or emerge out of a student's specific research interest in an area not covered by other module modules. Although the dissertation is meant to be an exercise in independent research and writing, each student will be offered guidance and support through the assigning of a supervisor within the department who will oversee the progress of the dissertation.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Race and Racism in World Politics: Independent ResearchPolitics and International RelationsPOL390Semester 26No

Race and Racism in World Politics: Independent Research

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Laleh Khalili
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take POL377

Description: This module builds practical research skills in the area of race and racism in world politics through the undertaking of an independent, but supervised and structured, project. Students will undertake literature reviews, observational analysis, and social media analysis of the global racial dynamics that influence life in London.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 40.00% Practical
Level: 6
Africa and International PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL372Semester 16Yes

Africa and International Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Brett

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
The Political Life of Security MethodsPolitics and International RelationsPOL389Semester 26Yes

The Political Life of Security Methods

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Jozef Huysmans

Description: This module examines contemporary security practice through the methods they use. It introduces students to (a) the security life of methods -- how methods shape contemporary security situations -- and (b) the political controversies about their use -- the political life of methods. The module will cover a range of controversial methods, for example: the deployment of anthropological knowledge and methods in counter-insurgency, the role of algorithms in surveillance, the rise of big data in security governance, the use of visual methods in security practice and their political contestation, the rise of forensic methods in criminal investigations of war, and scenario planning and foresight in anticipating catastrophes. Students will be expected to gain an understanding of security methods and their limits, and evaluate their political and social effects.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Nationalism and Ethnicity in International RelationsPolitics and International RelationsPOL371Semester 26Yes

Nationalism and Ethnicity in International Relations

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Brendan O'Duffy

Description: The aim of this module is to study the impact of nationalism and ethnicity in international relations by combining a theoretical approach with the study of a range of case-studies to be developed after reading week. The module considers the concepts of nation and nationalism in classical social theory by examining the work of Marx, Durkheim and Weber. It then moves on to analyze a range of theories of nationalism formulated in the twentieth century with a particular focus on the work of B. Anderson, E. Gellner, and A. Smith. The first part of the module concludes by exploring whether nationalism and cosmopolitanism can ever be compatible.
The module proceeds by examining the relationship between ethnicity and self-determination. It also studies the role of ethnicity in the development of fascist and Nazi regimes across Europe; a topic which is employed as springboard for the analysis of migration and the rise of the radical right across today's Europe. It concludes by considering the relationship between ethnicity and violence.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Russian Film: Gender and SocietyLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5032Semester 15Yes

Russian Film: Gender and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Jeremy Hicks
Overlap: "FLM5032, FLM6032, RUS6032"
Prerequisite: A-Level or equivalent knowledge of Russian
Corequisite: None

Description: "Starting from the Russian revolution's proclaimed liberation of women, this course analyses Russian cinema as both a reflection of and means of challenging the dominant constructions of masculine and feminine in Russian society. Informed by Feminist and other perspectives, students examine the shifting representations of gender, the changing role of women in the cinema industry, the specific nature of Russian women's cinema, and the ways in which masculinity has been problematized and questioned in recent film. The films are all available with English subtitles and readings are in English."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Russian Language PlayLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5046Semester 25Yes

Russian Language Play

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: RUS4046
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Russian
Corequisite: None

Description: In the second semester of each academic year the Russian department prepares a play for performance in Russian. This is a unique opportunity for shared close analysis, examination, and realisation of a Russian text. The actors and directors are selected from among the students. Numbers will be limited by the size of the cast, but there is no obligation whatsoever for everyone participating to register for the module. In addition to participating in the performance, students registering for the module write a supervised essay-project on a theme associated with the play performed and supported by three formal supervisions. The language of the presentation and essay is English.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Politics at the End of the End of HistoryPolitics and International RelationsPOL307Full year6Yes

Politics at the End of the End of History

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lee Jones

Description: This module explores historically the contemporary crisis of the 'post-political' age created by the collapse of contending ideological forces in 1989. Through extended seminars and detailed discussion of key texts, students will consider what the 'End of History' did to political and personal life, and how and why populist ructions and Brexit are now upsetting the post-political order. We will also explore where politics is heading, and how activists and citizens might act.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Analysing Public Policy - Independent StudyPolitics and International RelationsPOL306Semester 26No

Analysing Public Policy - Independent Study

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
British Economic & Social Policy since 1945: Independent ResearchPolitics and International RelationsPOL387Semester 26No

British Economic & Social Policy since 1945: Independent Research

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patrick Diamond
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take POL396 or take POL324

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Contemporary Russian Politics - Independent ResearchPolitics and International RelationsPOL305Semester 26No

Contemporary Russian Politics - Independent Research

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ksenia Northmore-Ball
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take POL382

Description: This module focuses on understanding competitive authoritarianism in Russia today, and how the Russian case fits in a global theoretic perspective. Electoral authoritarianism has become the most common non-democratic regime type since the end of the Cold War, and Russia is considered one of the key illustrative cases. Using the Russian case we will examine firstly why authoritarian leaders choose to hold elections, and secondly how authoritarian rulers retain power and popularity in a semi- competitive environment through the use of institutions such as "dominant parties," election subversion, and information manipulation.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
US PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL254Semester 15Yes

US Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Richard Johnson

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Comparative European Politics I: Context and Institutional DevelopmentPolitics and International RelationsPOL265Semester 15Yes

Comparative European Politics I: Context and Institutional Development

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Brendan O'Duffy

Description: The political map of contemporary Europe is changing rapidly and fundamentally, as the traditional boundaries between East and West and between domestic and international governance break down. This course aims to provide a pan-European introduction to the continent's politics - one rooted in a comparative rather than a country-by-country approach. After establishing ontological and epistemological foundations in comparative political science and setting the historical and socio-economic context, the module focuses on comparative analysis of institutions (the nation-state, government and policy-making, legislatures, executives, parties, party systems and electoral systems.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Counselling PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY329Semester 26No

Counselling Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sevasti Foka
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY253 and take PSY211 and ( take PSY209 or take PSY109 )

Description: This module builds on themes developed in level 4 and 5 psychology modules. It will consider areas of psychology which are the subject of active research in the SBCS Department of Psychology.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Environmental PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL304Semester 26Yes

Environmental Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joanne Yao

Description: Today humanity faces a multidimensional environmental crisis, as we breach safe 'planetary boundaries' for climate change, chemical pollution, freshwater use, biodiversity loss, and more. Yet too often effective and sustained policy solutions have failed to materialize. This module will analyse how ideas, interest groups, and institutions shape environmental politics around the world, from the global to the local level. Together we will develop theoretically informed understandings of the crucial drivers of and obstacles to environmental action.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Cognitive and Affective NeuroscienceBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY323Semester 26No

Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Frederike Beyer

Description: The aim of this module is to give students a thorough understanding of the theoretical approaches in cognitive and affective neuroscience, where we will evaluate evidence from both behavioural and neuropsychological studies. We will explore how normal cognitive functioning takes place and how this can be elucidated by looking at brain damaged patients and neuroimaging studies. The lecture series will include an introductory lecture on the overall aims and objectives of cognitive neuroscience followed by a series of lectures looking at attention, perception, memory and movement. Subsequent lectures will focus on affective neuroscience, looking at neuroscience of empathy; neural basis of emotional reactivity, including attentional processes, biases and emotion regulation; and neuroscience of different emotions such as fear, anger, or disgust.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Criminal and Forensic PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY314Semester 16No

Criminal and Forensic Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sophie Pettit

Description: This module introduces students to the fundamental concepts in the psychological study of crime. The areas introduced include: the forensic psychologist, the study of crime, psychological explanations of crime, psychological explanations of the criminal mind, psychological explanations of specific crime types (for example, crimes of a sexual nature), the role of criminal and forensic psychologists in detection and investigation, and psychology in prison.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Psychology of CreativityBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY313Semester 16No

Psychology of Creativity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Caroline Di Bernardi Luft
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY215 and take PSY209 and take PSY211

Description: Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, this module will provide students with an in-depth understanding of different theoretical conceptualizations of creativity, how it can be measured empirically and the extent to which this research can inform practices in areas such as education, business and mental health. It will draw on research from various different disciplines within psychology, covering areas such as neuroscience, social, developmental and cognitive psychology and creative arts. By exploring evolutionary foundations and creativity research in non-humans, cognitive processes underlying creativity and creativity as a strategy for fostering resiliency it will also highlight links to key focal areas and research strengths within the School of Psychology.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology IIBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY209Full year5No

Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Valdas Noreika
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY109 and take PSY100

Description: This module builds introduces an area of special interest to applied psychologists, and one where the College has research strengths; health psychology or psychology as applied to health and medicine. The module covers the central models and evidence base concerning the relationship of psychological processes to health maintenance, treatment adherence, professional-patient interactions, stress and immune system function. Topics covered by this module include models and theories of health behaviour and their explanatory power; psychology & health promotion; adherence to treatment, health professional and patient interactions; research methods in health psychology; psychological issues in clinical trial design; personality, health and lifestyle; psychoneuroimmunology; cardiovascular disease; sexual health behaviours; and coping with chronic & terminal conditions.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 16.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 4.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 5: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Portuguese IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR6200Full year6Yes

Portuguese III

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mrs Frances Goodingham
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: POR5200/POR5201 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is for students who have completed Portuguese II Intensive. The focus will be on fluency, expansion of vocabulary, grammatical accuracy, advanced oral and reading comprehension, and development of writing skills.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Law and Authority in a Global ContextLawSOLM187Semester 27Yes

Law and Authority in a Global Context

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Hans Lindahl

Description: The course offers a theory of law and authority in a context marked by the globalisation of inclusion and exclusion. It analyses this issue in five lectures/seminars: (1) the passage from state-centric law to global legal pluralism; (2) (global) legal ordering as a process of including and excluding ; (3) the contestation of emergent global legal orders by alter- and anti-globalisation movements; (4) authority and struggles for recognition; (5) Global constitutionalism and its limits. Drawing on insights from legal and political theory, it proposes a model of legal order that explains how globalisation transforms law and how law gives shape to globalisation processes.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Banking and FinTech LawLawSOLM008Semester 27No

Banking and FinTech Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof George Walker

Description: The purpose of the course is to examine the nature and content of private banking law at the UK, European and international levels. Banking Law is concerned with the private law aspects of banks and banking including both Commercial Banking and Investment Banking. Banks are among the most important financial institutions within any economy, nationally and internationally, and the City of London is one of the foremost financial centres of the world. This module examines all aspects of the law governing the structure, operation and function of banks and banking markets from a UK as well as European and international perspective. The course is essentially private law based although it also examines recent areas of significant law reform especially following the recent financial crises in banking markets.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Corporate Finance LawLawSOLM009Semester 17Yes

Corporate Finance Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal

Description: Primarily the course aims to contribute to a critical understanding of the subject matter through the combined study of theories of regulation in general and the corporate dynamics in particular, with a special focus on the different stakeholders involved in international corporate finance. The module will focus on providing an introduction to the different corporate financing options, methods and techniques, with special emphasis on the use of debt and equity. The course is strongly committed to presenting a global and comparative perspective highlighting the contemporary principles and international trends of corporate finance rather than the pointillist and ephemeral details of national rule books.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
PsychopathologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY253Semester 25Yes

Psychopathology

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

Description: This module is designed to give students a scientific overview of psychopathology based on related theoretical frameworks and empirical findings and to critically evaluate the range of approaches in this field. The course will focus on the history of the classification and diagnosis of common mental disorders and will then focus on key common mental disorders including mood disorders (depression & bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders and schizophrenia. Psychological therapies will also be discussed. Students will develop an understanding of the symptoms and diagnoses across the mental disorders as well as the the risk factors and treatments used for common mental disorders.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Doing International Relations Research: Theories Methods, DataPolitics and International RelationsPOLM979Semester 27No

Doing International Relations Research: Theories Methods, Data

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Musab Younis

Description: This module introduces students to main theories from which international relations research is conducted and methods and analytics with which to conduct such research. Taught in SEM2 the module serves as a preparation for undertaking dissertation research that students are expected to accomplish in SEM3. The module enables students to learn (1) various theories of knowledge (e.g., positive versus normative, explanation versus understanding, objectivist versus subjectivist, postcolonial and decolonial, and rational versus relativist ways of doing international relations research; (2) major methods used in international relations research (e.g., interviews, documents, repositories, archives, recordings, and digital sources); and (3) analytical relations between various theories of knowledge in international research and methods appropriate to them. The module introduces students all these three issues with judicious examples drawn from major debates in contemporary international relations research.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Theories and Concepts in Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM092Semester 17No

Theories and Concepts in Public Policy

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Sarah Wolff

Description: This module will provide a structured introduction to key issues and concepts in policy analysis. The module will give students a solid grounding in theories of the policy-making process while enabling students to apply those insights to practical case-studies of policy formulation and implementation in the real world. The module will also provide students with background on the key traditions and approaches to public administration and policy-making in countries around the world, both developing and developed countries. Issues to be covered on the module will include the nature of public policies; the policy context: institutions and actors; theoretical approaches to the policy process; policy problems and agenda-setting; decision-making; implementation/new public management; evaluation; governance; public policy beyond the nation-state; policy change and policy convergence; future challenges for policy-makers.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Public Management and GovernancePolitics and International RelationsPOLM093Semester 17No

Public Management and Governance

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Marina Cino Pagliarello

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Introduction to Social Science 2: Quantitative Methods and DataPolitics and International RelationsPOLM083Semester 27No

Introduction to Social Science 2: Quantitative Methods and Data

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Ksenia Northmore-Ball

Description: This module teaches you to use advanced quantitative skills appropriate for postgraduate research. Further, you will be able to analyse, interpret, critique and replicate published research using quantitative research methods and will acquire sufficient technical competence using SPSS to perform a range of quantitative techniques in your own research.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Introduction to Social Science 1: Epistemology, Research Design, and Qualitative MethodsPolitics and International RelationsPOLM082Semester 17No

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

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Rainbow Murray

Description: The module provides you with advanced research skills, including the ability to select and use relevant resources effectively and to devise research questions appropriate for postgraduate research. You will develop the capacity to undertake independent guided research at postgraduate level.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Dissertation (Paris)Politics and International RelationsPOLM977Full year7No

Dissertation (Paris)

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Richard Saull

Description: The Masters' Dissertation is an independent programme of study of an approved topic within the field of Politics. It is designed to enable students to undertake independent research and, through this, allow them to develop a specialised knowledge in an area of the Politics discipline which is of particular interest to them. Thus, it may draw upon, and develop an existing topic or issue associated with a module that they have studied in the earlier part of their programme, or emerge out of a student's specific research interest in an area not covered by other course modules. Although the dissertation is meant to be an exercise in independent research and writing, each student will be offered guidance and support through the assigning of a supervisor within the School who will oversee the progress of the dissertation.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
International Public Policy: Concepts and PracticePolitics and International RelationsPOLM050Semester 17No

International Public Policy: Concepts and Practice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Rowan Lubbock

Description: This module will examine the key concepts, debates, actors and processes within international public policy in the contemporary period. Concepts explored include cooperation, international law, globalisation and governance, and regionalism. The module will explore the role of various agents, including states, international organisations, regiobal organisations, private authorities and NGOs in the processes of international public policy-making. The course also examines these issues through a series of case studies, including climate change negotiations, the global financial crisis, human rights regimes, European policy-making and the International Criminal Court.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Mobile people: Interdisciplinary Core Training Seminar (ICTS)Politics and International RelationsPOL700Full year7No

Mobile people: Interdisciplinary Core Training Seminar (ICTS)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Prof Kimberly Hutchings

Description: This module enables students to place their research on an aspect of human mobility within a broader political, legal, geographical, and historical context and prepare them for ontological, epistemological, and methodological challenges of doing original research on human mobility. The module is convened by School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) but is taught as an interdisciplinary module with contributions from Politics, International Relations (IR), Psychology, Law, Geography, Linguistics, History, Economics, Finance and Business Studies.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 15.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 15.00% Practical
Level: 7
Political Violence and Liberal ModernityPolitics and International RelationsPOL383Semester 26Yes

Political Violence and Liberal Modernity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jean-Francois Drolet

Description: "This module will introduce students to some of the most important intellectual debates concerning political violence and late modernity as a principle of socio-historical formation. More specifically, the course will draw on literature from various fields such as political theory, philosophy, sociology and international relations to consider the relationship between political violence and the changing nature and consequences of structural phenomena associated with the process of 'liberal modernisation' since the end of the nineteenth century (e.g. secularisation, societal rationalisation, technology, the transnationalisation of production and exchange, decolonisation, the constitutionalisation of the global order, the criminalisation of war etc.). The themes covered include state violence, civil war, revolution, imperialism, genocide, ethnic cleansing, humanitarian warfare and terrorism/counter-terrorism. "

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
International Relations of the Middle EastPolitics and International RelationsPOLM081Semester 27No

International Relations of the Middle East

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Christopher Phillips

Description: This module will use the analytical tools of International Relations to study the Middle East. It will do this by examining the interaction of the post-colonial states that make up the region with the trans-national forces of Islam and Arab nationalism on one hand and European and American interventions on the other. The result of these interactions is a series of fierce but weak Middle Eastern states, vulnerable to both the international system and their own populations.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Socialist Political ThoughtPolitics and International RelationsPOL368Semester 16Yes

Socialist Political Thought

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Madeleine Davis

Description: Socialism, described by Albert Einstein as humanity's attempt 'to overcome and advance beyond the predatory phase of human development', has historically provided the most important ideological and political alternative to capitalism and liberalism. This module examines some core ideas in the history of socialist thought through a close reading of selected primary texts. Themes to be addressed (which may vary from year to year) include: utopia; community; class, ownership and control; equality; democracy. The second part of the course examines the post-war reformulation of socialist thought in response to perceived challenges around class, culture and identity, and asks: is socialism still relevant to contemporary problems?

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Latin American PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL369Semester 26Yes

Latin American Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rowan Lubbock

Description: Students will survey the major theoretical approaches to understanding Latin American politics and political economy. The course will be designed to provide an introduction to the region from the end of the Second World War until the present day. The course aims to put the politics of Latin America in the broader perspective of comparative politics, international relations, and international political economy. It will help students to develop a broad understanding of how contemporary Latin America has evolved since 1945 and to identify and examine the key issues dominating politics in the region and its relationship to international politics and the global political economy. It will deal with major contemporary themes such as neoliberalism and 'post-neoliberalism', social movements, gender and ethnicity, the rise of the new Latin American Left, regional integration, and the relationship between Latin America and the US, as well as other emerging world powers.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Politics of South AsiaPolitics and International RelationsPOL319Semester 16Yes

Politics of South Asia

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elizabeth Chatterjee

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
American Politics, Carceral State and Social MovementsPolitics and International RelationsPOL398Semester 16Yes

American Politics, Carceral State and Social Movements

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Katharine Hall

Description: This module examines various aspects of the carceral state and how they have changed over time. It introduces students to (a) the various aspects of the carceral state - policing, courts, incarceration and parole and (b) the political, social and economic controversies ramifications of such policies. The module will cover a range of controversial methods, for example: the criminalization of drugs and the subsequent rise of misdemeanor decriminalization, comparative analysis of incarceration across United States and Western Europe, the growing militarization of the police and police discretion, civil forfeiture, changing of valence of race across time and space, social movements against the carceral state and future trends.
Students will be expected to gain an understanding of the carceral state and their limits, and evaluate their political and social effects.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Dissertation in Politics / International RelationsPolitics and International RelationsPOL318Full year6No

Dissertation in Politics / International Relations

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr Christopher Phillips

Description: The final-year Dissertation module allows students to study in depth and at length a topic of their own choosing, under the personal supervisor of an academic. Students begin to formulate their research focus before the end of their second year, and undertake formative preparatory work during the summer vacation. In-year assessment involves a Research Proposal, Presentation, and 10,000-word dissertation. Support is provided through personal supervisions and training workshops, but the emphasis is predominantly upon students' individual research.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 85.00% Dissertation
Level: 6
Multi- and inter-disciplinarityPOL_6_A
Technology, Politics, WarPolitics and International RelationsPOL303Semester 26Yes

Technology, Politics, War

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elke Schwarz

Description: Technology is ubiquitous. And as such it takes on an ever-more significant role as a form of power in socio-political contexts. This module examines the relationship between politics, technology and war in politics and international relations. It explores the impact of new technologies in the 21st century on world politics with a specific focus on technology¿s impact on politics, society and war on a theoretical and practical level. The module aims to provide students with an introduction to the key contemporary technologies that will shape our political and military landscape in the years to come and the challenges technologies pose for society, politics and warfare in the 21st century and beyond. It will begin with an overview of the role of technological developments in politics and society and will discuss key technological innovations - digital networks, social media, robotics, Artificial Intelligence, automated and autonomous weapons systems, etc. - before engaging with the political and ethical challenges these fast-paced technological developments pose for domestic and international political governance. In this, the module introduces students to the complexity behind new technological systems, the role of political agency in shaping technology and the role of technology in shaping politics, society and warfare.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Contemporary Russian PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL382Semester 16No

Contemporary Russian Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ksenia Northmore-Ball

Description: "Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia has experienced a number of dramatic political, social and economic changes which are by no means at an end. Its role as an international actor has also changed over time and frequently defied the expectations of its international allies and adversaries, as the Ukraine crisis of 2014 has demonstrated. This module aims to introduce students to the politics, government and foreign policy of Russia as they have developed since 1991 in order to allow students to analyse and assess the challenges Russia faces today and its complex role in contemporary geopolitics."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Modern Political Thought 2Politics and International RelationsPOL264Semester 25Yes

Modern Political Thought 2

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Kimberly Hutchings

Description: This module builds on the analysis of concepts and ideologies begun in POL110. It enables students to follow through key ideas and debates about equality, power, revolution, democracy, identity and politics in modern political thought. It covers a range of thinkers from exemplars of Liberalism and Marxism to their anarchist, feminist, postcolonial and postmodern critics. The module focuses on thinkers from the mid- to late-C20th, such as Fanon, Gandhi, Beauvoir, Habermas, Rawls, Foucault (the thinkers may change from year to year).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Power in Global GovernancePolitics and International RelationsPOL261Semester 25Yes

Power in Global Governance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Andreas Papamichail

Description: Much of the fabric of multilateralism and international organisation appears to be threatened by 'populism'. Powerful political forces are re-asserting the national sovereignty principle. For some theorists this development is inevitable given the lack of a global hegemon willing and able to enforce international co-operation. Others, however, point to the continued globalisation of certain ways of governing state and society. On this module we will examine this debate using case studies such as Ebola, tobacco, logistics, tax evasion, drugs and sport.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Modern Political Thought 1Politics and International RelationsPOL263Semester 15Yes

Modern Political Thought 1

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elke Schwarz

Description: This module builds on the analysis of concepts and ideologies begun in POL110. It enables students to follow through key ideas and debates about equality, power, revolution, democracy, identity and politics in modern political thought. It covers a range of thinkers from exemplars of Liberalism and Marxism to their anarchist, feminist, and anti-racist critics. The module focuses on thinkers from the latter part of the C19th to the early C20th, such as Marx, Dewey, Du Bois, Goldmann, Luxemburg and Sorel (the thinkers covered may change from year to year).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Background to British PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL108Semester 24Yes

Background to British Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Tim Bale

Description: British Politics isn't just about institutions like cabinet, parliament, parties and pressure groups that you may already have studied and/or go on to study. Nor is it simply about voting and elections. It is also an ongoing attempt by more or less self-interested actors to cope with the issues, conflicts, opportunities and threats thrown up by time and chance, as well as by underlying economic and social developments. Employing a thematic rather than a chronological approach, this module delves back decades and brings things bang-up-to-date in order to provide you with an improved understanding of why, politically, we are as we are today.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Foreign Policy AnalysisPolitics and International RelationsPOL249Semester 25Yes

Foreign Policy Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr James Strong

Description: This module introduces students to the study of how states make foreign policy decisions. It considers the social, material, institutional and political contexts for decision-making, and how individual leaders' cognitive and psychological traits influence the choices they make. It thus forms a bridge between the study of leadership, domestic politics, and international relations.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Introduction to International RelationsPolitics and International RelationsPOL106BSemester 24Yes

Introduction to International Relations

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Clive Gabay

Description: This module provides an introduction to the study of international relations. Specifically, we focus on four main themes that will allow you to grasp the complexities of the contemporary global order: capitalism, (post)colonialism, security, and development. You will also become acquainted with the analytical tools that are needed to think critically about international relations through these themes: a historical sensibility (i.e. how situations have elements of both continuity and change), an understanding of political-economy (i.e. why the economy is political), an understanding of the security-development nexus (i.e. how the quest for security - freedom from fear -and development - freedom from want -are contentiously linked), and the importance of resistance and "situated knowledges" (i.e. your understanding of international relations might be different depending on where and how you are situated in the world). Empirically, we will explore the Cold War and the post-Cold War global orders - their similarities and differences.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
EmotionBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY127Semester 24Yes

Emotion

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Caroline Di Bernardi Luft

Description: The module will allow students to learn about the different conceptualisations of emotion both in terms of historical developments as well as contemporary theoretical models of emotions. The module will also consider the biological basis of emotions in the brain and the body, how emotions are expressed and perceived in faces, bodies, voice and music. The relationship between emotions and cognitions will be considered, including emotion regulation and individual differences in emotions. Finally, cultural differences and disorders of emotion will be discussed.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 15.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Comparative PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY235Semester 15Yes

Comparative Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elisabetta Versace
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY117 and take PSY121 and ( take PSY124 or take PSY125 )

Description: As for other species, many abilities and behaviours that we take for granted - from perception to learning, communication, handedness and sexual preferences - are the result of our evolutionary history. Our history has shaped our psychology and influences our daily behaviour. Are we the only species that is deceived by visual illusions? Who is the most intelligent species? Are we the only ones that exhibit handedness? Which are the mechanisms of learning? To understand what makes as human, we have to look at ourselves from a broader perspective. In this module we will explore differences and similarities between humans beings and other species. We will learn how to access and compare the mind and behaviour of individuals that do not possess language such as human neonates, newly-hatched chicks and other models currently used in understanding of healthy and pathological behaviour.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Exploring Psychology IBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY124Semester 14Yes

Exploring Psychology I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sevasti Foka

Description: This module introduces and develops basic concepts in the philosophy of science and its relevance to psychology as a discipline. A biological framework for psychological science is also provided. It then introduces basic cognitive science/psychology, social psychology, differential psychology and an introduction to brain and behaviour relationships.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Exploring Psychology IIBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY125Semester 24Yes

Exploring Psychology II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sophie Pettit
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY124

Description: This module builds upon PSY124 Exploring Psychology I by extending the introduction of basic concepts, theories, methods and research findings in psychology. The areas introduced include the core and interdisciplinary fields in psychology. Lectures for exploring psychology II will include an introductory lecture followed by lectures on specific topics in psychology.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Slavery, Colonialism and Postcolonialism in African CinemaLanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR6036Semester 16Yes

Slavery, Colonialism and Postcolonialism in African Cinema

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Else Vieira
Overlap: FLM6036
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Looking at cinema as an increasingly prominent medium for the transmission of historical knowledge (Deleuze, Sorlin, Landy, etc.), this module analyzes the representation of history in African Cinema in three key moments of the continent's history. It initially focuses on Mozambique's major post-independence audio-visual initiative, headed by Jean-Luc Godard, Jean Rouch and Ruy Guerra - the National Institute of Cinema - and the role of film in nation-building. It then addresses film representations of historical trauma and the reconstruction of shattered lives in the context of Civil Wars in Mozambique and Angola, contrasting them with Sebastião Salgado¿s photographic documentation of the impact of war on African children and civilians. It also analyzes Guinea-Bissau¿s post-independence engagement in dialogue with the West through the musical, for the projection of an African identity and the tensions between tradition and modernization. It finally addresses the dearth of images of slavery in African Cinema and the way resistance to power imbalances and the communities of run-away slaves finds space on the Brazilian screen and, more recently, in tri-continental co-productions. No previous knowledge of Portuguese is required. All films have subtitles in English.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Colonial Power and Desire: Narratives of Dissent in Portugal and BrazilLanguages Linguistics and FilmPOR4036Semester 24Yes

Colonial Power and Desire: Narratives of Dissent in Portugal and Brazil

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: COM5036
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: In this module you will study a range of texts problematising sexual, religious and racial domination within the context of the Portuguese Empire, starting with the epic The Lusiads (Camões, 1570). Desire in the epic will find a vocal expression in the report to the King of Portugal by the scribe of the first Portuguese expedition to Brazil (1500). Brazil¿s natives¿ oral narratives cast into film will later be seen to confront rape and religious imposition whilst the African slaves¿ agency against racial domination will surface in their testimonials embedded in biographies. A critique of the land concentration model, prominent in Raised from the Ground, a novel by the Portuguese Nobel Prize José Saramago, in turn, will find a vivid visual deployment in Brazilian Sebastião Salgado's photography. The agency of both slaves and the dispossessed will be seen to play out in the narratives of two major social movements in Brazil today: the quilombola¿s and the landless rural workers¿. All texts are available in English and Portuguese.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes (Paris)Politics and International RelationsPOLM976Semester 27No

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

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Nivedita Manchanda

Description: The module is designed to give students a good command and understanding of key concepts and theoretical traditions in International Relations and their relevance for understanding contemporary themes in world politics.

The module seeks to provide students with a more nuanced understanding of the various social forces and processes shaping world politics including the co-constitutive relationship between the theory and practice of international relations. The module also aims at developing the students' capacity to reflect critically about the main claims, strengths and weaknesses of theories in international relations.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International Security: War and Peace in a Global ContextPolitics and International RelationsPOLM091Semester 27No

International Security: War and Peace in a Global Context

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Katharine Hall

Description: Violent conflict and the use of force remain salient issues in contemporary international relations. While some have theorised that the advent of globalisation and spread of liberal democracy would make the use of force and violent conflict less relevant to the world, war and conflict have remained an integral part of the international system, as well as forming an obstacle to providing stability and security for many states. This module will engage with these issues.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, ThemesPolitics and International RelationsPOLM090Semester 17No

Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Diego De Merich

Description: The module is designed to give students a good command and understanding of key concepts and theoretical traditions in International Relations and their relevance for understanding contemporary themes in world politics.

The module seeks to provide students with a more nuanced understanding of the various social forces and processes shaping world politics including the co-constitutive relationship between the theory and practice of international relations. The module also aims at developing the students' capacity to reflect critically about the main claims, strengths and weaknesses of theories in international relations.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, ThemesPolitics and International RelationsPOLM090Full year7No

Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Diego De Merich

Description: The module is designed to give students a good command and understanding of key concepts and theoretical traditions in International Relations and their relevance for understanding contemporary themes in world politics.

The module seeks to provide students with a more nuanced understanding of the various social forces and processes shaping world politics including the co-constitutive relationship between the theory and practice of international relations. The module also aims at developing the students' capacity to reflect critically about the main claims, strengths and weaknesses of theories in international relations.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
DissertationPolitics and International RelationsPOLM077Full year7No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Richard Saull

Description: The Masters' Dissertation is an independent programme of study of an approved topic within the field of Politics. It is designed to enable students to undertake independent research and, through this, allow them to develop a specialised knowledge in an area of the Politics discipline which is of particular interest to them. Thus, it may draw upon, and develop an existing topic or issue associated with a module that they have studied in the earlier part of their programme, or emerge out of a student's specific research interest in an area not covered by other course modules. Although the dissertation is meant to be an exercise in independent research and writing, each student will be offered guidance and support through the assigning of a supervisor within the School who will oversee the progress of the dissertation.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
DissertationPolitics and International RelationsPOLM077Full year7No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Richard Saull

Description: The Masters' Dissertation is an independent programme of study of an approved topic within the field of Politics. It is designed to enable students to undertake independent research and, through this, allow them to develop a specialised knowledge in an area of the Politics discipline which is of particular interest to them. Thus, it may draw upon, and develop an existing topic or issue associated with a module that they have studied in the earlier part of their programme, or emerge out of a student's specific research interest in an area not covered by other course modules. Although the dissertation is meant to be an exercise in independent research and writing, each student will be offered guidance and support through the assigning of a supervisor within the School who will oversee the progress of the dissertation.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
DissertationPolitics and International RelationsPOLM077Full year7No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Richard Saull

Description: The Masters' Dissertation is an independent programme of study of an approved topic within the field of Politics. It is designed to enable students to undertake independent research and, through this, allow them to develop a specialised knowledge in an area of the Politics discipline which is of particular interest to them. Thus, it may draw upon, and develop an existing topic or issue associated with a module that they have studied in the earlier part of their programme, or emerge out of a student's specific research interest in an area not covered by other course modules. Although the dissertation is meant to be an exercise in independent research and writing, each student will be offered guidance and support through the assigning of a supervisor within the School who will oversee the progress of the dissertation.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Themes and Cases in US Foreign PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM040Semester 27No

Themes and Cases in US Foreign Policy

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Richard Johnson

Description: This module will consider the principal forms in which US foreign policy has been practised and interpreted since the foundation of the Republic. Amongst these are American Exceptionalism and Anti-Americanism, spheres of influence, liberal interventionism and protectionist isolationism, Cold War containment, the War on Terror following 9/11, and the strains on unipolarity in the early 21st century. Amongst the case studies linked to these themes, we shall consider the role of Native Americans and immigration, the war of 1898, gunboat diplomacy in the Caribbean, the ideas of Woodrow Wilson, the Vietnam War, the consequences of the 9/11 attacks, and the challenges posed by China.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
The Politics of Southeast AsiaPolitics and International RelationsPOL381Semester 16No

The Politics of Southeast Asia

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lee Jones

Description: "This module provides a critical introduction to the political economy, domestic politics and international relations of post-colonial Southeast Asia. It begins with a broad survey of the region's development and state-making strategies and the domestic power relations generated by rapid capitalist development. A thematic section then explores how these power relations condition political outcomes domestically and internationally. Topics may include: democratisation, human rights, gender, labour and emancipatory politics, development, the environment, and regional economic and security governance."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
International Security: War and Peace in a Global ContextPolitics and International RelationsPOLM027Semester 17No

International Security: War and Peace in a Global Context

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr James Eastwood

Description: Violent conflict and the use of force remain salient issues in contemporary international relations. While some have theorised that the advent of globalisation and spread of liberal democracy would make the use of force and violent conflict less relevant to the world, war and conflict have remained an integral part of the international system, as well as forming an obstacle to providing stability and security for many states. The module offers an examination of the ways in which violent conflict and the use of force impact on international relations, how force is used by states and other actors, and how force is managed in world politics. The module surveys a variety of perspectives on the causes of war and peace in order to better examine the roots of violent conflicts and security problems in the present day. A major theme is looking at war in a global context, not only in terms of integrating contemporary concerns with globalisation, but also by looking at interconnections between north and south, and war and society. Additionally, the responses of the international community to violent conflict will also be explored, looking broadly at the contested notion of the "Just War", international law, and the role of the United Nations. Overall, the module gives a broad perspective on the place of armed force in contemporary international relations.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
The Politics of the Post-Colonial Middle EastPolitics and International RelationsPOL365Semester 16Yes

The Politics of the Post-Colonial Middle East

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Christopher Phillips

Description: This module will be designed to provide an introduction to the politics of the contemporary Middle East from the end of the First World War until the present day. The course aims to put the politics of the Middle East in the broader perspective of comparative political science and international relations. It will help students to develop a broad understanding of how the contemporary Middle East has evolved since 1918 and to identify and examine the key issues dominating politics in the region. It will deal with major contemporary themes like the rise of political Islam, the political economy of oil and the prevalence of politically motivated violence.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Utopia and Dystopia: Political, Economic and Literary DreamworldsPolitics and International RelationsPOL380Semester 16Yes

Utopia and Dystopia: Political, Economic and Literary Dreamworlds

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof James Dunkerley

Description: This module introduces students to a wide range of approaches to Utopian and Dystopian thought and literature. It concentrates on political, economic, and literary dreamworlds since the 16th century. Imagination means 'image making', and in this sense, we look at utopias as images, snapshots of political desire that reproduce, in the negative, darkness as light, light as darkness, a set geometry of oppression, the contours of a present frustrated.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Gender and PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL361Semester 26Yes

Gender and Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Rainbow Murray

Description: This module looks at the theory and practice of politics from a gendered perspective. It considers feminist debates concerning women¿s and men¿s role in the public and private spheres and notes the repercussions of gender imbalances in politics. It then looks at gender differences in involvement in politics and considers a range of explanations as to why women are under-represented, and possible solutions. It considers diversity and difference amongst and between women and men. The course offers new perspectives on the political process, both formal and informal, and sheds light on the way that power is unevenly distributed within society.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Radical Politics Today - Independent StudyPolitics and International RelationsPOL316Semester 26No

Radical Politics Today - Independent Study

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lasse Thomassen
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take POL379

Description: The module focuses on the practice and theory of contemporary radical politics. It is structured as a reading group and focused on a single important book in order to help students deepen their knowledge and their critical reading skills. Assessment is by way of a group presentation, an individual self-reflection on the presentation, and a book review, and training towards these forms of assessment is part of the module.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Global Politics of Health and DiseasePolitics and International RelationsPOL317Semester 26Yes

Global Politics of Health and Disease

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Sophie Harman

Description: Why do people die of preventable diseases? Are global health threats the biggest security concern of contemporary world politics? It is politics rather than science and medicine that limits disease eradication? Is Bill Gates more powerful than the US President? This module engages with these questions as it explores the key components of the global politics of health and disease: health security, global health governance, inequality and political economy of health. Over 11 weeks students will be encouraged to develop their own interests in global health in collaboration with the module leader. The lectures will focus on the broad themes of global health politics e.g. actors in global health, right to health, equality; and the seminars will provide a space for lively discussion around contemporary global health issues such as Ebola, Zika, and HIV/AIDS. Class learning will be supplemented by independent learning by students and voluntary attendance at a range of global health events in London (e.g. film screenings, talks, careers events). The module is for any student with a keen interest in this specialised area of International Relations and wants to develop their knowledge and learning in a new field of study. While there are no module pre-requisites, students are encouraged to be familiar with the main theories of International Relations and Global Governance.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
Level: 6
Doing International PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL315Semester 26Yes

Doing International Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Engin Isin

Description: This elective module introduces students into international politics as a practical activity engaged by everyone including students themselves. It reviews the latest theories and methods in studying social and political life as a practical activity. It teaches students how to study the ways in which people become international political actors in doing things with words, images, and sounds by deploying these theories. It enables students to use methods appropriate for studying international politics as a practical activity and initiates students into thinking about themselves as international political actors.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Civil Society - InternshipPolitics and International RelationsPOL301Semester 26No

Civil Society - Internship

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Joseph Hoover

Description: This module is designed to give those who take it a view of civil society and political activism from the inside out. Students will spend two days per week between January and April working for a civil society organisation in London. The module will be assessed by students completing a short coursework and reflective journal of their day-to-day experiences.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Social TheoryPolitics and International RelationsPOL280Full year5Yes

Social Theory

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Raymond Kiely

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
International Relations TheoryPolitics and International RelationsPOL299Full year5No

International Relations Theory

Credits: 45.0
Contact: Dr Jean-Francois Drolet

Description: This is the core second year module for BA International Relations. It is concerned with the most significant questions that confront all students of international politics: how do we explain the persistence of war and suffering in international politics? Can we hope for a better future? If so, how might we get there? What can we really know with any certainty about international politics?
The course explores these questions by examining the different traditions of thought about the character and possibilities of international politics. In Semester A, the module covers the dominant mainstream traditions: liberalism, realism, and `social¿ theories (the English School and constructivism). In Semester B, we move onto `critical¿ traditions: Marxism, Poststructuralism, Feminism and Postcolonialism, and we end by asking what the point and purpose of international relations theory might be.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Politics of International LawPolitics and International RelationsPOL259Semester 15Yes

Politics of International Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Andreas Papamichail

Description: States spend a great deal of time and effort justifying their actions with law. Yet international relations scholars have often doubted international law's ability to shape state behaviour. This course examines this by paradox by introducing students to the major debates about the politics of international law. These perspectives will be applied to the history of international organisations and (legal) order since 1919, including the development of collective security and humanitarianism at the League of Nations and United Nations.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Modernity: Theories of the State, Economy and SocietyPolitics and International RelationsPOL247BSemester 25Yes

Modernity: Theories of the State, Economy and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Raymond Kiely

Description: The module explores the work of key thinkers who focus on the politics of modernity, with a three part division based on society, the state and the economy. It will look at writers such as Smith, Ricardo, Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Spencer, Keynes, Polanyi and Hayek, and how these writers have influenced different perspectives on issues that continue to dominate political debate in the current era, including class, the state, social and political movements, and national identity.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
The International Politics of SecurityPolitics and International RelationsPOL258Semester 15Yes

The International Politics of Security

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Jozef Huysmans

Description: This module examines the study of security in world politics, investigating the development of the study of the international politics of security and the key concerns surrounding security today. The module broadly surveys different kinds of security practice and their contemporary significance. It also introduces political questions and contestations that both shape and are resulting from developments in security practice. Overall, the module gives a wide-ranging perspective on the politics of security in contemporary international politics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Modernity: Theories of the State, Economy and SocietyPolitics and International RelationsPOL247ASemester 15Yes

Modernity: Theories of the State, Economy and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Richard Saull

Description: The module explores the work of key thinkers who focus on the politics of modernity, with a three part division based on society, the state and the economy. It will look at writers such as Smith, Ricardo, Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Spencer, Keynes, Polanyi and Hayek, and how these writers have influenced different perspectives on issues that continue to dominate political debate in the current era, including class, the state, social and political movements, and national identity.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Doing Qualitative ResearchPolitics and International RelationsPOL270Semester 25Yes

Doing Qualitative Research

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sharri Plonski

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
The Psychology of Real World Decision-MakingBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY320Semester 16No

The Psychology of Real World Decision-Making

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Magda Osman

Description: Decision-making is embedded in every action we take, from the most basic (e.g. whether or not to his Snooze on our alarm) to some of the most important (e.g. what partner we end up being with, what house we buy, what career we pursue). This lecture and seminar based module is designed to expose students to core theoretical and empirical work on decision-making and how it has been applied to address current public policy issues (e.g., sustainable consumption, healthy eating, weight reduction, debt reduction). Each week the module will present theoretical and empirical work on decision-making to understand how we make personal, social and moral decisions and through a seminar based approach will facilitate debate on how this work has been applied, through case examples of actual public policy, to support behavioural change. This combination of basic and applied psychology is framed around understanding core psychological processes that underpin decision-making (e.g. agency, control, causal inference) in order to critically evaluate where psychology can best contribute to addressing real world policy issues.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Developmental PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY223Semester 25Yes

Developmental Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Michael Pluess
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY109 and take PSY121 and take PSY124 and take PSY125

Description: This module surveys developmental psychology, covering human development across the whole life span but with a more detailed focus on development in the early years (infancy/childhood). The aim of the module is to introduce the key questions, theories, concepts, methodology, studies and research findings within developmental psychology, regarding different domains of psychological functioning including social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioural development. The module will also cover the prenatal period, physical, motor, and sensory development, learning theory, moral development, and development of the self (identity).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 5
Individual DifferencesBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY233Semester 25Yes

Individual Differences

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY100 and take PSY124 and take PSY125

Description: This module provides an in-depth analysis of a central area of psychology known variously as "individual differences" or "differential psychology". We will build on several key areas of psychology introduced in previous modules that show substantial individual differences including personality, psychopathology, intelligence and cognition. We will then explore the proposed causes and effects of these individual differences drawing from research using approaches from psycho-dynamics to behavioral genetics. Finally, we will explore the evidence behind several key controversies in individual differences including the continuum between personality and mental heath, the nature vs nurture debate, race differences in intelligence and genetic determinism.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 12.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 12.50% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Brain and BehaviourBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY121Semester 24Yes

Brain and Behaviour

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Lars Chittka

Description: This module is intended for students studying BSc Psychology (C800). This module builds on the theme of psychology as a biological science in parallel with the 'Exploring Psychology' module by specifying the proximate biological mechanisms involved in psychological phenomena. The module will focus on basic principles of biological psychology predominantly, and then introduce psychological processes to illustrate these.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Psychology Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY600Full year6No

Psychology Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Elisabetta Versace

Description: Pre-requisites: 30-unit research projects require prior SBCS approval. This module allows the students to conceive, design and carry out a substantive, original empirical study in an area of psychology independently The students work on approved research topics set by project supervisors. Experimental or theoretical work is the principal component of the project. The work also involves critical evaluation of data previously published in the literature. A consideration of ethical issues is also required. A dissertation is prepared. This module will teach students to work on original scientific research topics and consolidate quantitative research skills, communication and critical evaluation. It will enhance students understanding of psychology in a broader context and will provide students with experience of working in a research environment.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 6
NetworkingBIO_PSY_6_S
Positive PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY119Semester 14Yes

Positive Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Michael Pluess
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take PSY100

Description: This module introduces themes at Level 4 in psychology and considers a unique area of psychological research: Positive Psychology which focuses on psychological well-being and optimal functioning as well as the individual and social determinants thereof. The aim is to introduce this field of psychology and explore its relationship to other areas of psychology. Key studies, and their ethical dimensions, from both classic and modern biological, experimental and intervention perspectives are provided throughout.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Comparative Law MethodologyLawSOLM186Semester 27Yes

Comparative Law Methodology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ralf Michaels

Description: For a long time, comparative law was both marginalized as a discipline and thoroughly undertheorized. Today, both have changed: comparative law has received more attention, and there has been a healthy, if at times disorganized, debate on questions of method and theory. The course provides a systematic introduction into this debate through a combination of seminal texts, overview articles, and brief examples of selected positions.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Social DevelopmentBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY339Semester 26No

Social Development

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Kristin Hadfield

Description: This is an advanced, interactive seminar. In it, you will examine how social influences shape development across the lifespan, and how social behaviour is in turn linked to brain development. We will discuss the theories and latest research on how interactions between individuals and their environment shape social, emotional, and cognitive development. Topics will span the neural and developmental basis of normal social functioning, problematic social behaviours such as aggression, interventions to decrease these behaviours, as well as how societal-level structures impact social development.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Learning Lab: Field Experience (Practices)Politics and International RelationsPOLP302BFull year6No

Learning Lab: Field Experience (Practices)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: The contemporary study of international politics recognises other actors than nations and states for doing international politics such as artists, activists, non-governmental organisations, collectives, and movements. This module enables students to gain practical experience of how these various actors perform international politics. This module teaches students how to identify a specific actor (individual, corporate, collective, institutional, governmental, non-governmental) and study the ways which this actor performs international politics by using various methods of analysis taught in the module through fieldwork.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 4: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Research ProjectPolitics and International RelationsPOLP388Full year6No

Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: The research project is designed to give students the opportunity of studying an agreed topic under supervision on an individual basis and to a greater depth than is possible within existing modules. Students must fill in the pre-registration form and should undertake a programme of preparatory work during the long vacation. A programme of research workshops will be provided in the first semester and each student will have an opportunity to present their research to a small group in the second semester.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 60.00% Dissertation
Level: 6
International Security: War and Peace in a Global Context (Paris)Politics and International RelationsPOLM974Semester 17No

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

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Engin Isin

Description: Violent conflict and the use of force remain salient issues in contemporary international relations. While some have theorised that the advent of globalisation and spread of liberal democracy would make the use of force and violent conflict less relevant to the world, war and conflict have remained an integral part of the international system, as well as forming an obstacle to providing stability and security for many states. This module will engage with these issues.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development (Paris)Politics and International RelationsPOLM973Semester 17No

Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development (Paris)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Musab Younis

Description: The course provides students with a detailed examination - and critique - of theories of globalisation and assessment of contemporary globalising processes, and how these particularly influence the developing world.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
US Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM100Semester 27Yes

US Public Policy

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Richard Johnson

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International OrganisationsPolitics and International RelationsPOLM099Semester 27No

International Organisations

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Joanne Yao

Description: This module will provide an advanced examination of International Organisations (IOs) as a transnational political workspace for both cooperation and contestation between global actors. The module will be grounded in a historical and critical examination of the development of IOs in the 19th century as a tool to manage European international order, and it will emphasize the ways in which IOs developed in conjunction with the modern state. Building upon this critical grounding, the module will examine today's IOs, with a particular focus on the UN system, and their effectiveness in confronting global challenges in the 21st century. The module will conclude with a capstone day-long Model UN simulation.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Dissertation in International Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM087Full year7No

Dissertation in International Public Policy

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Richard Saull

Description: The Masters Dissertation: Project in International Public Policy is an independent programme of study of an approved topic within the field of International Public Policy. It is designed to enable students to undertake independent research and, through this, allow them to develop a specialised knowledge in an area of International Public Policy which is of particular interest to them. The topic will draw upon, and develop an existing topic or issue in international public policy associated with one of the modules that they have studied in the earlier part of their programme. The format of the project can differ according to the topic, ranging from traditional research dissertation to an applied public policy implementation or evaluation report. Although the dissertation is meant to be an exercise in independent research and writing, each student will be offered guidance and support through the assigning of a supervisor within the School who will oversee the progress of the dissertation.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Dissertation in International Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM087Full year7No

Dissertation in International Public Policy

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Richard Saull

Description: The Masters Dissertation: Project in International Public Policy is an independent programme of study of an approved topic within the field of International Public Policy. It is designed to enable students to undertake independent research and, through this, allow them to develop a specialised knowledge in an area of International Public Policy which is of particular interest to them. The topic will draw upon, and develop an existing topic or issue in international public policy associated with one of the modules that they have studied in the earlier part of their programme. The format of the project can differ according to the topic, ranging from traditional research dissertation to an applied public policy implementation or evaluation report. Although the dissertation is meant to be an exercise in independent research and writing, each student will be offered guidance and support through the assigning of a supervisor within the School who will oversee the progress of the dissertation.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Globalisation and the International Political Economy of DevelopmentPolitics and International RelationsPOLM026Semester 27No

Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Raymond Kiely

Description: The module provides students with a detailed examination - and critique - of theories of globalisation and assessment of contemporary globalising processes, and how these particularly influence the developing world. It examines these influences through detailed analysis of contemporary manifestations of globalisation, including neo-liberalism, US hegemony and contemporary imperialism, capital flows, global commodity chains, state-market relations, patterns of global inequality, international institutions, and questions of cultural homogenisation/imperialism. The module also examines the ways in which globalisation is resisted, focusing on the rise of transnational social movements and NGOs, and the politics of anti-globalisation, and how this relates to an ostensibly post-development era. In addressing these issues, the module concludes by asking the most important question: how do we think of development in an era of globalisation, US hegemony, neo-liberalism and imperialism?

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Corporate Governance and Responsibility in FinanceLawSOLM012Semester 27Yes

Corporate Governance and Responsibility in Finance

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Costanza Russo

Description: The module aims at providing students with a thorough understanding of the main corporate governance problems pertaining to the financial sector. This is necessary as the governance of financial institutions is profoundly different from that of non financial institutions. The module will investigate how banks, investment funds and insurance companies are governed and controlled, the link between compensation, performance and risk, and whether structural separation in banking (also called ring fencing) will contribute to simplify banks' governance. The responsibility aspects will cover both managers' liability and corporate responsibilities towards society (CSR). The module will also consider the overall spectrum of duties owed by financial companies towards investors as included in the Mifid and in other EU Directives, and the legal consequences in case of breach. The legal systems analyzed will mostly be the UK and the EU ones with reference to international standards where applicable.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Utopia and Dystopia: Independent ResearchPolitics and International RelationsPOL395Semester 26No

Utopia and Dystopia: Independent Research

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Evaluation and Delivery in Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM025Semester 27No

Evaluation and Delivery in Public Policy

Credits: 30.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: This course aims to provide a critical overview of the theory and practice of two of the crucial 'end' stages of the policy process: delivery and evaluation. The module will examine how governments and public agencies around the world have sought to upgrade their delivery and evaluation capacity in recent decades. Lectures will be given by staff and leading practitioners who have front-line experience and knowledge. The course will explore the development of theoretical and empirical academic literature and provide opportunities for students to apply this material to selected case studies relevant to the group. Practitioners will be encouraged to reflect on their practices and experiences.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Parliamentary Studies - InternshipsPolitics and International RelationsPOL392Semester 26No

Parliamentary Studies - Internships

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Daniel Gover

Description: This module is designed to give those who take it a view of British parliamentary politics from the inside out. Students will spend three days per week between January and April working for a parliamentarian, either at Westminster or in constituency offices, or both. The module will be assessed by students completing a reflective journal of their day-to-day experiences. An internship is an intensive and demanding exercise, but should provide a formative experience and useful skills for those interested a career in politics or politics-related fields.

The module is assessed through written work directly related to the placement. However, the possibility of changes within such organisations or the wider political environment means we need to have contingency plans should placements fall through due to factors beyond our control. In such cases, the module will be assessed through alternative arrangements.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Race and Racism in World PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL377Semester 16Yes

Race and Racism in World Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Laleh Khalili

Description: This module will introduce students to the theoretical and practical importance of race and racism in the historical construction of modern world order. The module will also enable students to assess the continued - and possibly transformed - significance of race and racism for contemporary world politics. Tackling the various topics in the module, students will re-examine a number of concepts and issue areas all of which hold contemporary importance for the International Relations discipline (IR). Although the focus of the course is on political issues, adequately analysing "race" nevertheless requires an inter-disciplinary approach that combines work undertaken in anthropology, history, sociology and literature. Students will therefore also benefit from an inter-disciplinary approach to key issue areas in IR.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Radical Politics TodayPolitics and International RelationsPOL379Semester 16Yes

Radical Politics Today

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lasse Thomassen

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Parliamentary StudiesPolitics and International RelationsPOL373Semester 16No

Parliamentary Studies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Daniel Gover

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Communication in Science and TechnologyScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF030Semester 23No

Communication in Science and Technology

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

Description: This module addresses communication skills for scientists and engineers, and also seeks to reinforce other generic skills of a more technical nature. Topics covered include study skills, academic writing, data presentation and analysis, information retrieval, and oral communication skills. SEFP students who are non-native English speakers and who do not have at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent must register for SEF009 in Semester 1, and then take this module in Semester 2.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 25.00% Practical
Level: 3
Form and Function in BiologyScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF031Semester 13No

Form and Function in Biology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gail Schofield

Description: This module is designed to introduce you to the basic biology of microbes, plants and animals. It is particularly suitable for students who wish to study Biology, Zoology, Marine and Freshwater Biology and Ecology. It is also suitable for students who wish to study the more microbial and molecular aspects of biology.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
Populism in 21st-century EuropePolitics and International RelationsPOL313Semester 26Yes

Populism in 21st-century Europe

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stijn Van Kessel

Description: This module focuses on populism and instances of populism in contemporary European politics. Due to the recent rise of populist parties and candidates in Europe (and beyond), populism has become a much-debated theme. The module will focus on the various ways in which populism is expressed in European politics, and populism's natural relationship with Euroscepticism. The emphasis will be on populist political parties: their varying ideological characteristics, reasons underlying their success or failure, and their impact on the political debate, rival political parties, and liberal democratic regimes more generally.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Communication in Science and TechnologyScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF030Semester 13No

Communication in Science and Technology

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

Description: This module addresses communication skills for scientists and engineers, and also seeks to reinforce other generic skills of a more technical nature. Topics covered include study skills, academic writing, data presentation and analysis, information retrieval, and oral communication skills. SEFP students who are non-native English speakers and who do not have at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent must register for SEF009 in Semester 1, and then take this module in Semester 2.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 25.00% Practical
Level: 3
Populism: a Global PerspectivePolitics and International RelationsPOL312Semester 16Yes

Populism: a Global Perspective

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stijn Van Kessel

Description: Brexit, Trump, Bolsonaro, Le Pen...due to the recent prominence of supposed populist parties, politicians and events, populism has become a much-debated theme. Populism is also a problematic concept, as its use is often pejorative and imprecise. This module focuses on the concept of populism and instances of populism in the real world across time and space. What does populism mean? Is it always associated with xenophobic politics? How can support for populism be explained? What are its implications? And is populism a threat to democracy?

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Political Data ResearchPolitics and International RelationsPOL269Semester 15Yes

Political Data Research

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Javier Sajuria

Description: This module is designed to enhance undergraduate students' understanding and use of empirical methods, mostly quantitative, in the social sciences. Through the focus on substantive and relevant topics, the module will enable students to become more sophisticated users of quantitative readings in political studies. It will also enable them to undertake quantitative analysis in their own research, including their final-year research projects. The skills acquired in this course will enhance students' employability.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Making Democracy Work: Public Opinion, Representation and InformationPolitics and International RelationsPOL309Semester 26Yes

Making Democracy Work: Public Opinion, Representation and Information

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Javier Sajuria

Description: Is it often said that democracy requires governments and representatives that are responsive to citizen's needs, and that are accountable for their actions. However, citizens are also often depicted as apathetic, uninformed, and easily influenced by demagogues and misinformation. This module will allow students find out if these theories are relevant to understand democracy, and how are people's political views formed and modified. From there, the module will equip them with a critical understanding of what can be done to improve democratic representation. We will study how people think about political issues, how do they form those opinions, and how political decisions (such as voting) are made.

We will also discuss some specific questions, such as: what drives ideological positions? Do people hold stable political opinions over their lives? How is gender related to political preferences? Can media change people's minds? Can elites? Is social class relevant to understand political behaviour? Do people really hold politicians to account during elections? What are our preferences in terms of political representation?

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
The International Politics of the Developing WorldPolitics and International RelationsPOL257Semester 25Yes

The International Politics of the Developing World

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Clive Gabay

Description: Cartel violence in Central America, rapid urbanisation in West Africa, and huge wealth disparities in the 'rising powers' of India and China. What connects these issues? How useful and accurate is it to talk about 'the developing world' in these contexts? This module introduces students to a number of case studies across what is referred to as the developing world, in order to explore the historical and ongoing relationships between wealth and poverty, the 'international' and the 'domestic'.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
The UK and the EUPolitics and International RelationsPOL268Semester 25Yes

The UK and the EU

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Paul Copeland

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Colonialism, Capitalism and DevelopmentPolitics and International RelationsPOL255Semester 15Yes

Colonialism, Capitalism and Development

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rowan Lubbock

Description: This module covers both the origin and trajectory of colonialism, capitalism, and development. It simultaneously surveys competing theoretical explanations for the emergence and reproduction of a structural inequalities in the world system over the last 500 years. The module analyses a range of theoretical approaches to development - modernization, dependency, uneven and combined development, post-colonialism, and Marxism. It also connects historical inquiry to more recent processes, such as decolonization, Third World Revolutions, global commodity chains, ecological crisis, and the fate of the world's peasantry.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
War in World PoliticsPolitics and International RelationsPOL256Semester 25Yes

War in World Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Katharine Hall

Description: This module examines the study of war in world politics, investigating the practices of war in the modern international system and the key concerns surrounding them today. The module surveys three interrelated issues: the connections between war, violence and politics; war and socio-political change; and war as normative problem.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Russian IILanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5200Full year5Yes

Russian II

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: "RUS5201, RUS5202"
Prerequisite: RUS4201 or knowledge of Russian equivalent to CEFRL level B1+
Corequisite: None

Description: Tuition in spoken Russian aimed at enhancing communication abilities in the language. Translation from English into Russian and from Russian into English, complemented as appropriate by free composition, comprehension, précis, and exercises. Native speakers of Russian should register for RUS212.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Business PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY318Semester 26No

Business Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Paraskevi Argyriou

Description: The workplace is a dynamic place, constantly changing, evolving and adapting in the face of global changes in new technologies, new ways of working and changing social, economical and political norms. In order to keep a workplace running like a fine tuned machine, it often takes the efforts of many individuals. In many ways, this is where organizational psychology comes in place, which is the branch of psychology studying the workplace environment in all its liveness by promoting effective practices to maximize the benefits for both the organizations and their employees. In this module, you will be introduced in key issues in organizational psychology and how they apply in the workplace. Topics will include employee selection and training, team-work, leadership, fairness and well-being in the workplace, and organizational change and development.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Stories from the Silk Road: Post-Soviet Women¿s Literature and Film from the Caucasus and Central AsiaLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5057Semester 15Yes

Stories from the Silk Road: Post-Soviet Women¿s Literature and Film from the Caucasus and Central Asia

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tamar Koplatadze
Overlap: "COM6057, RUS6057"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Once part of the ancient Silk Road, the countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia have a roller-coaster history which includes subjection to Russian imperial and Soviet rule. Through the prism of award-winning literature and film by a new post-Soviet generation of women (e.g. Mariam Petrosyan¿s The Gray House, 2009; Nana Ekvtimishvili¿s In Bloom, 2013), this module explores the cultural and socio-political developments in the now independent Georgia, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Themes to discuss will include childhood, youth, migration, post-Soviet identity, the effects of colonialism, and more.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Health PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY216Semester 15Yes

Health Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sophie Pettit

Description: This module introduces an area of special interest to applied psychologists ¿ namely, psychology as applied to health behaviour. The course covers the central models and evidence bases concerning the relationship between psychological processes and health and illness. Topics covered by this module will include health promotion and public health; health behaviour models; illness maintenance and treatment adherence; chronic illness; and health through the lifespan.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Current Topics in Mental HealthBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY316Semester 16No

Current Topics in Mental Health

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stephanie Echols

Description: This module explores current topics in mental health from both historical and contemporary perspectives. It includes in-depth analyses of contemporary issues in the field, such as the social/biological/cultural influences to mental health, the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, and/or the role of public policy in mental health diagnosis and treatment. Key themes may include studying mental health across multiple levels of analysis (from cellular to cultural), and how our understanding of mental health has evolved over time. This module aims to advance critical reasoning skills through the analysis of empirical research, debates in the literature, and the discussion of the broader socio-cultural context of the mental health sciences.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Social PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY215Semester 15Yes

Social Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Janelle Jones
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY109 and take PSY121 and take PSY124 and take PSY125

Description: Have you ever wondered what influences our perceptions, emotions, thoughts, and behaviours? This module in Social Psychology will provide an overview of the classic and contemporary scientific theories and methods used to address how other people and different contexts can shape these processes. Topics covered will include the self, social cognition, attitudes and attitude change, social influence, group processes, and stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 5
Cognitive PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY211Semester 15No

Cognitive Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Paraskevi Argyriou

Description: This module is only available to students who enter under the C1C8 programme. This module builds upon themes developed in level 4 psychology modules and considers specific cognitive functions and properties of the human mind. The material covered will include traditional cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology (the understanding of normal cognitive processes through unique case studies of human brain damage). Cognitive functions examined will include visual, object and spatial perception, psychophysics, memory processes, complex reasoning, language, face processing and the relationship between emotion and these processes. Experiments and studies from classical and modern cognitive psychology will be provided throughout.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 45.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology IBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY109Full year4No

Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stephanie Echols

Description: This module is intended for students studying BSc Psychology (C800). This module introduces fundamental skills in experimental design, statistical analysis and other methodologies necessary for conducting research in psychology. The module will combine lectures and practical sessions including hand calculation and computerised statistical analysis using SPSS.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Introduction to BiopsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY117Semester 14Yes

Introduction to Biopsychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Caroline Brennan

Description: The topics covered include basic cell biology, principles of communication, regulation of gene expression, protein synthesis, and human neuroanatomy. The involvement of these and other cell biological processes in control of behaviour will be illustrated.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Essential Skills for PsychologistsBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY100Full year4No

Essential Skills for Psychologists

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tiina Eilola

Description: This module is structured around three key areas, the first of which is acquiring essential skills for academic Psychology. The module will support students in acquiring a variety of key skills such as experimental report and essay writing, data and information handling, oral and written communication skills and appropriate use of referencing and citations in psychology. During regular tutorials throughout the module, students will also be introduced to the critical evaluation skills that will be necessary for their success during further study.

The second key area is considering the role of Psychology in the ¿real world¿. Through personal investigations and a series of talks from professional Psychologists, students will be encouraged to consider the role of psychology in an applied context and gain a more global perspective of their discipline.

The third key areas is exploring career pathways. Students will be given an opportunity to explore various career choices, to reflect on their own career aspirations and to meet with professional Psychologists from diverse backgrounds.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 6: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 7: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 8: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Nature, Nurture and Mental HealthBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY333PSemester 16No

Nature, Nurture and Mental Health

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Margherita Malanchini

Description: This module provides an in-depth analysis of a new, rapidly evolving, and often controversial area, of psychology and psychiatry. We will build on several key areas of psychology introduced in previous modules including social, biological and abnormal psychology to explore how genetic and environmental factors come together to cause mental illnesses such as major depression, schizophrenia and autism. Drawing on the most recent research from quantitative and molecular genetics we will explore the evidence behind several key controversies in the field including the continuum between traits and disorders, the nature vs nurture debate, genetic determinism and the ethical implications of genetic research of mental illness.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Psychology of Play and GamesBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY337Semester 26No

Psychology of Play and Games

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nathan Emery

Description: This module will present contemporary research on play in animals, children and adults, focusing on psychological theories, especially during development. The module will also utilise an applied approach to studying how different psychological mechanisms may underlie playing different games, such as board, role-playing and video games, achieved by playing and discussing games in class. Students will debate societal issues related to games, such as the role of video games in violence or game addiction, but also the positive effects of games.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Doing International Politics (3): Practices - The Nation-state as a Global PracticePolitics and International RelationsPOLP301Full year6No

Doing International Politics (3): Practices - The Nation-state as a Global Practice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Eugene Brennan

Description: Many narratives of nationalist movements claim each nation-state as a unique formation, and yet the methods they use to inculcate the loyalty of their populations are everywhere so similar. This module works through this paradox from an international political perspective. It enables students to understand and explain the emergence of the nation-state form and its dramatic extension to the world (with the quasi-exception of Antarctica). Topics include comparative nationalist music; mimetic diasporic nationalisms; similarities and differences between African, Asian and Latin American decolonisations; and differing global responses to the French Revolution.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
From Blitz to Brexit: Britain and the EUPolitics and International RelationsPOLM097Semester 27No

From Blitz to Brexit: Britain and the EU

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Paul Copeland

Description: This module critically analyses the UK's relationship with the process of European integration to explore the drivers behind the UK's reluctance to embrace the European Project and why, in June 2016, the UK took the decision to leave the European Union. Students will gain a historical and analytical insight into one of Europe's most difficult challenges: the potential fragmentation of the European Union.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Global Politics of Infrastructures: Race, Inequality and ConflictPolitics and International RelationsPOLM098Semester 27No

Global Politics of Infrastructures: Race, Inequality and Conflict

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Laleh Khalili

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International Migration PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM095Semester 27No

International Migration Policy

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Sarah Wolff

Description: Students will get a comprehensive understanding of how migration policy works at European and International levels and of the cutting-edge debates surrounding the so-called 'migration crisis'. Students will explore and critically analyse the causes and consequences of the migration crises from a public policy perspective. The module is divided in four parts. First, migration as a phenomenon of globalisation is introduced as well as the way states and the supranational level (EU and UN) have developed policies to `manage' and `control¿ migration. Second, the module offer a theoretical and empirical explanation of security and border policies and practices developed to control migration as well as of policies of integration. Third, the course spends some time discuss the so-called 2015 migration and refugee `crisis¿, the policies adopted by the EU, the divergent policies adopted by European member states and the role of European cities and regions. Fourth, the course studies the migration policies that are in place in North Africa, with a specific focus on the Moroccan immigration reform, and in West Africa, with a focus on ECOWAS.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Theories and Concepts in Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM086Semester 17No

Theories and Concepts in Public Policy

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Patrick Diamond

Description: This module will provide a structured introduction to key issues and concepts in policy analysis. The module will give students a solid grounding in theories of the policy-making process while enabling students to apply those insights to practical case-studies of policy formulation and implementation in the real world. The module will also provide students with background on the key traditions and approaches to public administration and policy-making in countries around the world, both developing and developed countries. Issues to be covered on the module will include the nature of public policies; the policy context: institutions and actors; theoretical approaches to the policy process; policy problems and agenda-setting; decision-making; implementation/new public management; evaluation; governance; public policy beyond the nation-state; policy change and policy convergence; future challenges for policy-makers.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Evaluation and Delivery in Public PolicyPolitics and International RelationsPOLM085Semester 27No

Evaluation and Delivery in Public Policy

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Patrick Diamond

Description: This course aims to provide a critical overview of the theory and practice of two of the crucial 'end' stages of the policy process: delivery and evaluation. The module will examine how governments and public agencies around the world have sought to upgrade their delivery and evaluation capacity in recent decades. The course will explore the development of theoretical and empirical academic literature and provide opportunities for students to apply this material to selected case studies relevant to the group. Practitioners will be encouraged to reflect on their practices and experiences.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Law and Ethics in Business and FinanceLawSOLM011Semester 17Yes

Law and Ethics in Business and Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Costanza Russo

Description: The module provides students with a broad understanding of the importance of conducting business activities (both financial and non-financial) with fairness and integrity and how this is reflected in EU and UK law and supervisory powers. By making reference to real case studies, the module investigates the legal framework pertaining to bribes, market manipulation, and other malpractices and critically analyses its effectiveness taking also into account the deterrence effect, or lack thereof, of the sanctioning and prosecution regime. It then covers corporate social responsibility and sustainable/responsible investment to analyse if and how this can nudge change. The module will also touch upon the efficacy of the organizational requirements companies are obliged to have in place to prevent unethical conduct from happening and/or spreading.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Practical
Level: 7
Nature, Nurture and Mental HealthBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY333Semester 16No

Nature, Nurture and Mental Health

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Margherita Malanchini
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take PSY117 and take PSY121 and take PSY233 and take PSY253

Description: This module provides an in-depth analysis of a new, rapidly evolving, and often controversial area, of psychology and psychiatry. We will build on several key areas of psychology introduced in previous modules including social, biological and abnormal psychology to explore how genetic and environmental factors come together to cause mental illnesses such as major depression, schizophrenia and autism. Drawing on the most recent research from quantitative and molecular genetics we will explore the evidence behind several key controversies in the field including the continuum between traits and disorders, the nature vs nurture debate, genetic determinism and the ethical implications of genetic research of mental illness.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Mergers and AcquisitionsLawSOLM010Semester 27Yes

Mergers and Acquisitions

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal

Description: This module is a corporate law and financial regulation module analyzing transactions using sophisticated methodologies. The module will focus on issues such as: due diligence, purchase sale agreements and contractual governance; the role of the board of directors in an acquisition/financing transaction; the permissibility and regulation of takeover defenses in the UK, the US and the EU; the protection of minority shareholders in common law and civil law jurisdictions; the protection of other constituencies such as employees affected by control transactions; and financial assistance regulation in the UK, US and the EU. The course is strongly committed to presenting a global and comparative perspective highlighting the contemporary principles and trends of corporate finance rather than the pointillist and ephemeral details of national rule books.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Developmental Disorders of Language and CognitionLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6205PSemester 27No

Developmental Disorders of Language and Cognition

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Kathleen Mccarthy
Overlap: LIN6205
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
English Dialect SyntaxLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6208Semester 16Yes

English Dialect Syntax

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LIN4208 and LIN037/LIN5213
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Developmental Disorders of Language and CognitionLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6205Semester 26Yes

Developmental Disorders of Language and Cognition

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Russian I IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4204Full year4Yes

Russian I Intensive

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: "RUS4201, RUS4202, RUS4203"
Prerequisite: GCSE or equivalent in Russian
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Introductory RussianLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4203BSemester 24Yes

Introductory Russian

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: "RUS4203, RUS4204B"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
History of RussianLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4024Semester 24Yes

History of Russian

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Olga Makarova
Overlap: RUS5024
Prerequisite: A-level Russian or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: This module offers an overall historic, linguistic, and social view of the Russian language. Learning about the processes that shaped Russian will deepen and enrich your understanding of the modern language. Seemingly peculiar language features will no longer be random facts you have to memorise, but rather the outcome of regular and well-understood historical developments in grammar and vocabulary. The module will explain how Russian came to be the way it is now.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Russian Language PlayLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4046Semester 24Yes

Russian Language Play

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: RUS5046
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Russian
Corequisite: None

Description: In the second semester of each academic year the Russian department prepares a play for performance in Russian. This is a unique opportunity for shared close analysis, examination, and realisation of a Russian text. The actors and directors are selected from among the students. Numbers will be limited by the size of the cast, but there is no obligation whatsoever for everyone participating to register for the module In addition to participating in the performance, students registering for the module write a supervised essay-project on a theme associated with the play performed and supported by three formal supervisions. The language of the presentation and essay is English.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Russian II NLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5201Full year5Yes

Russian II N

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: "RUS5200, RUS5202"
Prerequisite: RUS4202 or near-native competence in Russian equivalent to CEFRL level C2
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is for native speakers of Russian only. Tuition is aimed at improving students' ability to communicate in Russian, and to translate from Russian into English, and particularly from English into Russian. Compulsory for second year students of Russian who are native speakers.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 7.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 7.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 5: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Sociolinguistics: English in UseLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN4211Semester 24Yes

Sociolinguistics: English in Use

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LIN4208
Corequisite: None

Description: This module concerns the contexts in which English is used, and the fact that the patterns and variations in language used in the everyday are worthy of analysis. The aim is to demonstrate how language-in-use can be studied systematically, and to show how English is used in particular situations and in the module of activities, speech situations, public discourse, and interpersonal interactions that we might otherwise take for granted.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 33.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 34.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 33.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Phonology I: Introduction to Sound SystemsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN4210Semester 24Yes

Phonology I: Introduction to Sound Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adam Chong
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LIN4208
Corequisite: None

Description: The module is an introduction to the theoretical study of sound systems in the world's languages. We focus on the analysis of phonological data within a linguistically principled framework, and much of our learning will be by 'doing' - thus a large portion of the classroom time and assignments will be spent on data analysis from a wide variety of languages. We will work on extracting patterns from linguistic data, characterizing these patterns and representing them formally. Basic concepts to be covered include phonemes and allophones, distinctive features, natural classes, rule formalism, rule ordering and the difference/relation between underlying (abstract) and surface forms. Other concepts include syllable structure; stress; prosodic structure; and optimality theory. This module is a pre-requisite for LIN312 Unfamiliar Languages.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Multinational Enterprises: Business and Legal OrganisationLawSOLM030Semester 17No

Multinational Enterprises: Business and Legal Organisation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Janet Dine

Description: "This module will provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary study of the business and legal organisation of MNEs and of the regulation of their activities. Throughout the module we will aim to examine the regulatory environment for international business by dealing with sub-national, national, regional and multilateral policies and rules for the regulation of MNEs."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Syntax I: The Structure of EnglishLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN4209Semester 24Yes

Syntax I: The Structure of English

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

Description: This is a compulsory module for English Language and Linguistics students which provides students with (i) a knowledge of basic descriptive grammatical terms and how they are used in the study of English; (ii) a knowledge of the core grammatical constructions of English; (iii) a set of tools to use in tackling the structure of English sentences; (iv) an understanding of and ability to use basic descriptive tools such as tree structures and transformations in analysing the grammar of English. This module is a pre-requisite for LIN037 Explaining Grammatical Structure.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Chinese Business LawLawSOLM029Semester 17No

Chinese Business Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Guan Hong Tang

Description: The module will introduce the structure of the Chinese legal system, its cultural and political background and historical development. With these in mind, it will then cover major business and commercial law areas, including company, contract and trade law; taxation; financial regulation; and dispute resolution and litigation, with a particular focus on their application to foreign businesses, investors and individuals. The module will provide students with an understanding of the principles and rules of the Chinese business and commercial law regimes. It will also provide them with the knowledge and skills to study the Chinese business and commercial legal system in greater depth. No knowledge of Chinese is required to take the module, but students will be expected to become familiar with the relevant Chinese business and legal terms.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
Level: 7
Corporate Governance: Operation and PracticeLawSOLM023Semester 27Yes

Corporate Governance: Operation and Practice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Alan Dignam
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SOLM022

Description: The module aims to inform and educate students as to the issues affecting both the business community and the wider societal effects of the debate on corporate governance. As such the module will focus on the systems by which companies are or should be directed and controlled, particular emphasis will be given to: self regulatory systems and their provenance, the UK Corporate Governance and associated Codes, Hostile Takeovers, and Case studies of extreme Corporate Governance failure eg. Enron and The financial crisis 2008 onwards. As such, students will have an enhanced knowledge of the issues surrounding various corporate governance industry and state regulatory perspectives on corporate governance. The module also aims to highlight future directions and trends in corporate governance.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Russian IILanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5200BSemester 25Yes

Russian II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: RUS5200
Prerequisite: RUS4201 or knowledge of Russian equivalent to CEFRL level B1+
Corequisite: None

Description: Tuition in spoken Russian aimed at enhancing communication abilities in the language. Translation from English into Russian and from Russian into English, complemented as appropriate by free composition, comprehension, précis, and exercises. Native speakers of Russian should register for RUS212.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Corporate Governance: Foundational and TheoreticalLawSOLM022Semester 17No

Corporate Governance: Foundational and Theoretical

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Alan Dignam

Description: The module will inform and educate students as to the issues affecting both the business community and the wider societal effects of the debate on corporate governance. As such the module will focus on the systems by which companies are or should be directed and controlled, particular emphasis will be given to the legal and extra-legal rules/systems governing internal corporate accountability and the legal and extra-legal rules/systems governing the corporations accountability to the external world. As such students will gain an enhanced knowledge of the issues surrounding various corporate governance theories that seek to explain the position of, and relationship between, the company as a metaphysical entity and its members, managers and other interested constituencies (i.e.`stakeholders¿) and the different theoretical and industry perspectives on corporate governance. The concept of shareholder primacy will be critically examined and contrasted with alternative approaches. The module also aims to highlight future directions and trends in corporate governance.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Calculus IIMathematical SciencesMTH4101Semester 24No

Calculus II

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Introduction to AlgebraMathematical SciencesMTH4104Semester 24No

Introduction to Algebra

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Auteur DirectionLanguages Linguistics and FilmSMLM041Semester 17No

Auteur Direction

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Eugene Doyen
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module offers students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge of film studies, in particular auteur theory, and consider this understanding through critical practice; where practical work is used to demonstrate, test and develop theoretical understanding in film. Students enrolled on the module will initially prepare an academic presentation setting out the features which characterize the director as an auteur, especially in relation to directing technique, and this will form the basis for a short production by the student which demonstrates or tests aspects of these features of authorship. Each student will shoot and edit their production with the co-operative support of their colleagues. The completed production and an essay will be submitted for assessment. The essay will be based on the research prepared for the presentation and discuss the completed production in an appropriate theoretical context. Students are not expected to have practical skills in production before starting this co

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Calculus IMathematical SciencesMTH4100Semester 14No

Calculus I

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Computers and LanguageLanguages Linguistics and FilmSML5202Semester 15Yes

Computers and Language

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Martin Barge
Overlap: SML209
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is designed as an introduction to the application of technology, specifically web technology, in language education. Providing a balance of theory and practice, it equips students with the knowledge and skills to make enhanced use of computers in their studies and research activities. The module covers key concepts in the use of digital technologies for language learning, as well as providing practical experience in the creation of web-based materials using a variety of computer applications, including elementary coding in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Advanced Research Methods and StatisticsBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY702PSemester 17No

Advanced Research Methods and Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: This module provides students with advanced-level training in research techniques appropriate for postgraduate research projects. It includes lectures on key research principles, such as research methodology, writing up research, and conducting ethical research projects, as well as practical workshops focused on developing skills in data analysis.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Language MythsLanguages Linguistics and FilmSML5201Semester 15Yes

Language Myths

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Luisa Marti Martinez
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Are some languages harder to learn than others? Are double negatives illogical? Do children lack grammar? Do dialects lack grammar? Did your parents teach you your mother tongue? In this module we explore commonly held views on human language from a contemporary, comparative perspective. The module is of interest to anyone studying for a language degree.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 5
Corporate Rescue and Cross-border InsolvencyLawSOLM017Semester 27Yes

Corporate Rescue and Cross-border Insolvency

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal

Description: The module covers the various procedures available in cases of reorganization and insolvency of corporations; the relationship between the general law of property, obligations and insolvency; and, the law of credit and security issues in the context of distress scenarios. The module will have a transactional focus with actual case studies and will also analyse general principles of international financing techniques.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
English Language IScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF009Semester 13No

English Language I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Sharon Turner

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Practical
Level: 3
Discrete Mathematics (Foundation)Science and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF015Semester 23No

Discrete Mathematics (Foundation)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
Physics (Electricity and Atomic Physics)Science and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF007Semester 23No

Physics (Electricity and Atomic Physics)

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
SBCS Industrial/Professional Experience Placement ModuleBiological and Chemical SciencesSBC5001Full year5No

SBCS Industrial/Professional Experience Placement Module

Credits: 120.0
Contact: Dr Christopher Bray

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 Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Psychology 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.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Professional Capability
  • Item 2: 20.00% Professional Capability
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 20.00% Professional Capability
  • Item 5: 20.00% Practical
Level: 5
Russian III NLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS6201ASemester 16Yes

Russian III N

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: "RUS6201, RUS6200A"
Prerequisite: RUS5201 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: Tuition in spoken Russian aimed at enhancing communication abilities in the language. Translation from English into Russian and from Russian into English, complemented as appropriate by free composition, comprehension, précis, and exercises. Achievement of a high level of competence in the language.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Russian III NLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS6201BSemester 26Yes

Russian III N

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: "RUS6201, RUS6200B"
Prerequisite: RUS5201 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: Tuition in spoken Russian aimed at enhancing communication abilities in the language. Translation from English into Russian and from Russian into English, complemented as appropriate by free composition, comprehension, précis, and exercises. Achievement of a high level of competence in the language.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Race and Racism in European CultureLanguages Linguistics and FilmSML5045Semester 25Yes

Race and Racism in European Culture

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maha El Hissy
Overlap: COM5045
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module encourages students to analyse representations of race and racism within European culture from the Middle Ages to the present. It engages with a variety of sources (literary, historical, material, and visual) and draws on evidence from a range of European traditions (such as French, German or Spanish) to explore these representations. It mobilises key critical theories that relate to these issues.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Modern Russian Literature II - Beyond the MonolithLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS6015Semester 26Yes

Modern Russian Literature II - Beyond the Monolith

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: "COM5015, COM6015, RUS5015"
Prerequisite: RUS4012/SML4006 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: This course examines developments in Russian prose fiction, especially the genre of the povest¿, in the period from 1953 to the present. Students analyse works including those by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Valentin Rasputin, Liudmila Petrushevskaia and Viktor Pelevin in relation to the historical events and social phenomena they refract, their technique and their place in debates about Russian literature and cultural identity. You will explore the relation of cultural politics to developments in Russian society and develop an understanding of the role of literature in the political and historical process.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Mathematics AScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF040Full year3No

Mathematics A

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Anna Pachol

Description: This module reviews mathematical notation, basic principles of arithmetic and algebra, logarithms and powers, functions and graphs, coordinate geometry and trigonometry, an introduction to the techniques of calculus; and demonstrates how these principles may be applied to solve problems in science and mathematics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 3
Digital Electronics and Computer SystemsScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF035Semester 23No

Digital Electronics and Computer Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Nida Aziz

Description: This module will introduce SEFP students to basic electronics, with a focus on digital and programmable systems. This module follows on from SEF034 Computing, which introduces basic programming skills and seeks to look below the abstract level at which most computers are programmed and ask 'how are computers created?'.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 3
Introduction to Business Information SystemsScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF036Semester 23No

Introduction to Business Information Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Jorge Del Bosque Trevino
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you are advised to take SEF034

Description: The module balances business and technical aspects but adopts a high-level view, aiming for example to explain the purpose and use of databases rather than develop specific skills in database query or design. Alongside learning the basic ideas of programming, this module provides an introduction to the context of much IT.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 3
History of RussianLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5024Semester 25Yes

History of Russian

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Olga Makarova
Overlap: RUS54024
Prerequisite: A-level Russian or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: This module offers an overall historic, linguistic, and social view of the Russian language. Learning about the processes that shaped Russian will deepen and enrich your understanding of the modern language. Seemingly peculiar language features will no longer be random facts you have to memorise, but rather the outcome of regular and well-understood historical developments in grammar and vocabulary. The module will explain how Russian came to be the way it is now.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Russian Short Stories: The Twentieth CenturyLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5021Semester 15Yes

Russian Short Stories: The Twentieth Century

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Jeremy Hicks
Overlap: "COM5021, RUS4021"
Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Russian
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:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Introductory RussianLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4203ASemester 14Yes

Introductory Russian

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: "RUS4203, RUS4204A"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Practical
Level: 4
Relativity and GravitationPhysics and AstronomySPA7019PSemester 17Yes

Relativity and Gravitation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Timothy Clifton

Description: This module offers an explanation of the fundamental principles of General Relativity. This involves the analysis of particles in a given gravitational field and the propagation of electromagnetic waves in a gravitational field. The derivation of Einstein's field equations from basic principles is included. The derivation of the Schwarzschild solution and the analysis of the Kerr solution inform discussion of physical aspects of strong gravitational fields around black holes. The generation, propagation and detection of gravitational waves is mathematically analysed and a discussion of weak general relativistic effects in the Solar System and binary pulsars is included as a discussion of the experimental tests of General Relativity.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Russian Short Stories: The Twentieth CenturyLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4021Semester 14Yes

Russian Short Stories: The Twentieth Century

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Jeremy Hicks
Overlap: "COM5021, RUS5021"
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:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Semester Abroad ¿ Russian Erasmus Work Placement (semester B)Languages Linguistics and FilmRUS295BSemester 25No

Semester Abroad ¿ Russian Erasmus Work Placement (semester B)

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The Year Abroad is a compulsory part of any four-year undergraduate degree involving Russian and students may spend it by completing a Work Placement in the country of the target language. Students taking this module are expected to fulfill their contractual duties (as set by their employers) as well as successfully complete the Semester Abroad Learning Log, which consists of two academic assignments to be submitted at set intervals throughout the semester.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
Level: 5
Year Abroad ¿ Russian Non-Erasmus Work PlacementLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS296Full year5No

Year Abroad ¿ Russian Non-Erasmus Work Placement

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

Description: The Year Abroad is a compulsory part of any four-year undergraduate degree involving Russian and students may spend it by completing a Work Placement in the country of the target language. Students taking this module are expected to fulfill their contractual duties (as set by their employers) as well as successfully complete the Year Abroad Learning Log, which consists of three academic assignments to be submitted at set intervals throughout the year.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
Level: 5
Transnational Problems of Commercial LawLawSOLM036Semester 27No

Transnational Problems of Commercial Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prosir Bernard Rix

Description: In an era of globalisation English contract law governs many international transactions between commercial parties and is essential to energy, shipping, commodities and the construction industry. This course will introduce students to the making, breaking, interpreting and disputing of contracts. It covers a range of subjects including contract interpretation, frustration, breach, termination, misrepresentation and fraud, and some of the special problems of insurance, shipping, and sale of goods law. It will also provide them with insights into the procedural aspects of commercial law; and into the different ways in which good faith may be approached in the common and civil law. In doing so, we consider typical problems concerning contract law, private and public international law, and procedure, which are encountered by commercial lawyers in negotiation, litigation, arbitration and mediation. Do you interpret contracts as a literalist goat or as a purposive sheep? When does a breach of contract destroy a contract? What are the modes and dangers of terminating a significant contract? What is the role of an ¿international commercial court¿? What is the role of private and public international law in commercial law? How does ¿good faith¿ differ in the common and civil law? Would you advise a client to arbitrate or litigate or mediate? It will give students and practitioners the ability to answer these questions and apply contract law to complex commercial disputes. It will teach them to be lawyers in business and pragmatists in law.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Russian IILanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5200ASemester 15Yes

Russian II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: RUS5200
Prerequisite: RUS4201 or a knowledge of Russian equivalent to CEFRL Level B1+
Corequisite: None

Description: Tuition in spoken Russian aimed at enhancing communication abilities in the language. Translation from English into Russian and from Russian into English, complemented as appropriate by free composition, comprehension, précis, and exercises. Native speakers of Russian should register for RUS5201A.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Transnational Law and Governance AppliedLawSOLM028Semester 17Yes

Transnational Law and Governance Applied

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Theodora Christou

Description: The central question which this module will address is how Transnational law impacts on the future of law-making, supervision and enforcement of rules in a globalised world of transnational business and markets. Globalisation and polycentrality are phenomena that influence every aspect of the world society and challenge the efficiency and validity centralized law-making by the states. In a globalised world where business is mostly done at transnational level coupled with the pace that both economic and technology change, traditional national law-making is proving ineffective and as a result we have witnessed alternatives appearing, including from regional and international organisations but also from private transnational market actors too. The law has emerged from its national setting and presents itself as transnational which has important ramifications for policy making. A weekly topical issue related to Transnational Law will be discussed in depth. The discussions are based on readings and will follow a presentation of the readings. Potential issues which could be covered include: Is Transnational Law, Law?; The World Justice Forum Index; the Cape Town Convention; Climate Change as a Transnational Legal Order; private law-making in the diamond trade and financial markets; and Transnational lawyering.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Translational Mental Health Sciences IBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY701PSemester 17No

Translational Mental Health Sciences I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Caroline Brennan

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Company Law: Corporate Finance and Management IssuesLawSOLM021Semester 27Yes

Company Law: Corporate Finance and Management Issues

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Shalini Perera

Description: The module aims to inform and educate students as to the field of law that governs UK corporations. The course is a UK focused Company law course covering: Minority protection. Capital, The duties of directors and of the controlling majority and the enforcement of these duties. Shareholder Remedies and Liquidation of companies. The module also aims to highlight future directions and trends in the regulation of companies.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Psychology MSc Research ProjectBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY700PFull year7No

Psychology MSc Research Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Caroline Brennan

Description: In this module, students will conduct an in-depth research project focusing on an aspect of psychiatric disorders from a social, neuroscientific, or genetic perspective. Ideally the project will include more than one of these approaches. Students will introduced to potential supervisors and their research areas and develop a project proposal and complete any necessary ethics applications in semester A, as part of the semester A module Translational Mental Health Sciences Part I. Students will begin designing their experiment and collecting data in semester B. In semester C they are expected to focus solely on the analysis, interpretation, and writeup of the dissertation and will be examined on a presentation (20% of the final mark) and a 15,000-word MSc thesis (80% of the final mark).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 90.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Extended Essay in PsychologyBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY606Full year6No

Extended Essay in Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Shirley Wang

Description: The extended essay is intended to give students an opportunity to study in-depth a topic of particular interest to them within the subject of Psychology. The essay will not entail the student conducting empirical research. Students can choose to do the Extended Essay rather than SBC304 Psychology Research Project but will need to take another 15-credit module in their final year. The Extended Essay module is intended to provide an opportunity for the student to write substantively, critically and independently about a selected and approved area of Psychology than is possible in a tutorial essay. The work also involves significant evaluation of theoretical issues relevant to the topic under investigation and the student is expected to use original research articles. The assessment comprises a substantive written dissertation.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
NetworkingBIO_PSY_6_S
International Finance Law AppliedLawSOLM006Semester 27No

International Finance Law Applied

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof George Walker

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:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Banking Law InternationalLawSOLM007Semester 17No

Banking Law International

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof George Walker

Description: The purpose of the course is to examine the nature and content of banking law and regulation at the international, European and UK levels with reference to US law as well. Banking markets are key drivers in any national, regional or global economy with banks carrying out a number of essential services without which no economy could operate. Banking markets are nevertheless unstable and prone to significant crisis and collapse which was confirmed by the severity and damaging impact of the recent financial crises in global, European and national financial markets. Many difficult problems still arise with regard to the causes of the crises and most appropriate responses going forward. All of the relevant issues that arise in this exciting area are examined in this course.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Physics (Fields and Waves)Science and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF006Semester 23No

Physics (Fields and Waves)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Andrei Sapelkin

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
Culture and Language (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmSML4006BSemester 24Yes

Culture and Language (b)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
Overlap: COM4006B
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The course will introduce students to a wide range of texts, concepts, ideas, theories and practices, both historical and contemporary, and the skills they need to analyse them. It will be divided into two 5-week blocks. The precise content of these may change from year to year, but they will be broadly concerned with culture, language, and society.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 4: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Culture and Language (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmSML4006ASemester 14Yes

Culture and Language (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
Overlap: COM4006A
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This course will introduce students to a wide range of texts, both historical and contemporary, and the skills they need to analyse them. It will be divided into two 5-week blocks, roughly divided between Literature Visual Cultures. Each block will be taught by a combination of lectures laying the ground work and seminars devoted to specific examples.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 5: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Sovereign Debt RestructuringLawSOLM014Full year7No

Sovereign Debt Restructuring

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal

Description: The module covers the various procedures available in financial distress scenarios aiming at restoring viability and overcoming the excessive burden of debt. The module will address these issues from the perspective of sovereign states. The course will have a transactional focus with actual case studies and will also analyse general principles of international financing techniques.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Culture and LanguageLanguages Linguistics and FilmSML4006Full year4Yes

Culture and Language

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
Overlap: COM4006
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This course will introduce students to a wide range of texts (literary and visual), concepts, ideas, theories and practices, both historical and contemporary, and the skills they need to analyse them. It will be divided into four 5-week blocks, devoted to topics such as, for example, Reading Literary Texts, Visual Cultures, Culture and Society, Linguistics. Each block will be taught by a combination of lectures laying the ground work and seminars devoted to specific examples.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 5: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 5.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 7: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 8: 5.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 9: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Physics (Mechanics and Materials)Science and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF005Semester 13No

Physics (Mechanics and Materials)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Elise Stacey Agra

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
Bank Insolvency and ResolutionLawSOLM013Full year7No

Bank Insolvency and Resolution

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal

Description: The module covers the various procedures available in financial distress scenarios aiming at restoring viability and overcoming the excessive burden of debt. The module will address these issues from the perspective of banks/financial conglomerates. The course will have a transactional focus with actual case studies and will also analyse general principles of international financing techniques.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Introductory ChemistryScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF003Semester 13No

Introductory Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stoichko Dimitrov

Description: This module introduces essential principles and concepts in chemistry, including atomic structure, electronic structure of atoms, chemical bonding, stoichiometry of reactions, measures of concentration, oxidation states and redox chemistry, acids and bases, and an introduction to organic chemistry.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
A Closer Look at ChemistryScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF004Semester 23No

A Closer Look at Chemistry

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yao Lu

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
Russian III NLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS6201Full year6Yes

Russian III N

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: RUS6200
Prerequisite: RUS5201 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: Tuition in spoken Russian aimed at enhancing communication abilities in the language. Translation from English into Russian and from Russian into English, complemented as appropriate by free composition, comprehension, précis, and exercises. Achievement of a high level of competence in the language. Compulsory for students specialising in Russian.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 7.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 7.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 5: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Russian Novel: Crimes and PunishmentLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5018Semester 25Yes

Russian Novel: Crimes and Punishment

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tamar Koplatadze
Overlap: "COM5018, COM6018, RUS6018"
Prerequisite: A-Level or equivalent knowledge of Russian
Corequisite: None

Description: This course examines the development of the Russian novel between 1860 and 1880. We will focus on Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment and Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, two novels about individuals, a man and a woman, who attempted to place themselves outside society and who are "punished" accordingly. In both cases, this emancipation from social and moral constraints becomes the occasion for a unique, profoundly influential piece of narrative art and for a sustained exploration of the spiritual, moral, and social ingredients of the modern condition.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Russian IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS6200BSemester 26Yes

Russian III

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: "RUS6200, RUS6201B"
Prerequisite: RUS5200/RUS5202 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: Tuition in spoken Russian aimed at enhancing communication abilities in the language. Translation from English into Russian and from Russian into English, complemented as appropriate by free composition, comprehension, précis, and exercises. Achievement of a high level of competence in the language. Compulsory for students specialising in Russian. Native speakers of Russian should register for RUS084N.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Russian II IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5202BSemester 25Yes

Russian II Intensive

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: RUS5202
Prerequisite: RUS4203/RUS4204 or knowledge of Russian equivalent to CEFRL level A2
Corequisite: None

Description: This is the second-year Russian language module for associate students who started their degree in Russian 'ab initio'. It offers further intensive instruction in the Russian language. This module completes the presentation of basic Russian grammar. Apart from grammar, oral practise of the spoken language, aural comprehension and translation from and into Russian are also addressed.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Russian II IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5202ASemester 15Yes

Russian II Intensive

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: RUS5202
Prerequisite: RUS4203/RUS4204 or knowledge of Russian equivalent to CEFRL level A2
Corequisite: None

Description: This is the second-year Russian language module for associate students who started their degree in Russian 'ab initio'. It offers further intensive instruction in the Russian language. This module completes the presentation of basic Russian grammar. Apart from grammar, oral practise of the spoken language, aural comprehension and translation from and into Russian are also addressed.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Practical
Level: 5
ComputingScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF034Semester 13No

Computing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mrs Dharini Krishnamoorthy

Description: The Computing module will provide SEFP students with an understanding and practical experience of core areas of computer science: programming and algorithms; underlying theory; software development; computer systems; and networks. It will include hands-on programming experience during supervised lab sessions. The module is designed principally to prepare students for pursuing study in the areas of computer science or electronics; however, it will also provide a basic introduction for students not intending to pursue study in these areas.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 3
Russian II IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5202Full year5Yes

Russian II Intensive

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: "RUS5200, RUS5201"
Prerequisite: RUS4203/RUS4204 or knowledge of Russian equivalent to CEFRL level A2
Corequisite: None

Description: This is the second-year core language module for students who started their degree in Russian 'ab initio'. It offers further intensive instruction in the Russian language, and by the end of the module you should be at a level comparable to those who have taken Russian II. This module completes the presentation of basic Russian grammar. Apart from grammar, oral practise of the spoken language, aural comprehension and translation from and into Russian are also addressed.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Diversity and EcologyScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF033Semester 23No

Diversity and Ecology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sally Faulkner
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SEF031

Description: This module is designed to introduce you to the basic principles of evolution and to develop an appreciation of the dynamic nature of ecological systems. It is particularly suitable for students who wish to study Ecology, Zoology, Marine and Freshwater Biology, Genetics, and Biology.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
Molecules to CellsScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF032Semester 23No

Molecules to Cells

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Viji Draviam Sastry

Description: This module is designed to introduce you to the study of Biology at the molecular level. It is particularly suitable for students who wish to study Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biological Information Technology. It is also suitable for students wishing to study microbiology or more general biology degree programmes.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
Reading Contemporary RussiaLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4205Semester 24Yes

Reading Contemporary Russia

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: RUS4203 / RUS4204

Description: Reading Contemporary Russia consists of reading comprehension and content analysis of simple texts on contemporary Russia. The main focus of the class is to introduce students to current cultural, social, and political issues, using books, newspaper articles,journals, TV and radio broadcasts, and web sources from Russia. Selected readings and films will familiarize students with culture and features of everyday life.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 25.00% Practical
Level: 4
Modern Russian Literature II - Beyond the MonolithLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5015Semester 25Yes

Modern Russian Literature II - Beyond the Monolith

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: "COM5015, COM6015, RUS6015"
Prerequisite: RUS4012/SML4006 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: This course examines developments in Russian prose fiction, especially the genre of the povest¿, in the period from 1953 to the present. Students analyse works, including those by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Valentin Rasputin, Liudmila Petrushevskaia and Viktor Pelevin in relation to the historical events and social phenomena they refract, their technique and their place in debates about Russian literature and cultural identity. You will explore the relation of cultural politics to developments in Russian society and develop an understanding of the role of literature in the political and historical process.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Russian I NLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4202BSemester 24Yes

Russian I N

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: RUS4202
Prerequisite: Native or near native proficiency in Russian
Corequisite: None

Description: Translation from and into Russian. Comprehension of, and conversation in, spoken Russian. Compulsory for students specialising in Russian.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Introductory RussianLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4203Full year4Yes

Introductory Russian

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: "RUS4201, RUS4202, RUS4204"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Semester Abroad ¿ Russian Non-Erasmus Work Placement (semester A)Languages Linguistics and FilmRUS295ASemester 15No

Semester Abroad ¿ Russian Non-Erasmus Work Placement (semester A)

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

Description: The Year Abroad is a compulsory part of any four-year undergraduate degree involving Russian and students may spend it by completing a Work Placement in the country of the target language. Students taking this module are expected to fulfill their contractual duties (as set by their employers) as well as successfully complete the Semester Abroad Learning Log, which consists of two academic assignments to be submitted at set intervals throughout the semester.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
Level: 5
Russian I NLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4202ASemester 14Yes

Russian I N

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: RUS4202
Prerequisite: Native or near native proficiency in Russian
Corequisite: None

Description: Translation from and into Russian. Comprehension of, and conversation in, spoken Russian. Compulsory for students specialising in Russian.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Language and EthnicityLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN504Semester 25Yes

Language and Ethnicity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LIN4208 and LIN4211/LIN4201
Corequisite: None

Description: This module offers students an introduction to the study of language and ethnicity. Drawing on examples from Britain and around the world, we examine the structural, social and ideological factors that influence language use in minority communities. We also investigate representations of minority speakers in popular broadcast media, and discuss the legal and political ramifications of ethnicity-linked language variation. By the end of this module, students will have a firm grasp of the existing literature on language and ethnicity, and a strong foundation in the frameworks used for understanding language use in society more broadly.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
EU Trade LawLawSOLM035Semester 17No

EU Trade Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Nicolas Bernard

Description: "This module is concerned with the legal framework for cross-border trade in the European Union. The module provides an in-depth study of the economic and commercial aspects of the 'four freedoms' (free movement of goods, services, establishment and capital) in the EU single market and discusses the various approaches to regulating the single market adopted by EU institutions. Indicative list of topics that might be covered would include: the concept of the Single Market - market integration in the EU vs other forms of international trade liberalisation; non-tariff barriers: non-discrimination and market access; locating and relocating in another EU Member State - freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services for companies ¿ regulatory competition; tariff and fiscal barriers to free movement - free movement of capital; regulating the Single Market: harmonisation policy - governance of the Single Market"

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Transnational Law and Governance in PracticeLawSOLM027Full year7No

Transnational Law and Governance in Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Theodora Christou

Description: The central question this module discusses is the application and implication of Transnational law, its formation, supervision, and enforcement process in the context of the transnational business community and globalised markets. This module will take a series of case studies from different areas of law to provide examples of how governance can be conducted in a globalised world. The focus will be on the role and functioning of transnational law in a globalised world. Guest lecturers will be invited to talk about the impact of globalisation on their specialism and a Transnational Law solution.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Relativistic Waves and Quantum FieldsPhysics and AstronomySPA7018USemester 17Yes

Relativistic Waves and Quantum Fields

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Gabriele Travaglini
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA5304 and take SPA6325 and take SPA5218. Before taking this module you are advised to take SPA7027U

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Animal Law, Media and CultureLawSOLM026Semester 17No

Animal Law, Media and Culture

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Johanna Gibson

Description: This module brings together an interdisciplinary perspective on behaviour science, welfare, economics, and law in order to introduce students to a range of legal and welfare issues arising through the use of animals in media, culture and entertainment. The module will deal with both domesticated and wild animals, considering animals in film and television, advertising, fashion, zoos and conservation, circuses, and sport. Students will also explore a range of critical questions and specific episodes on animals and creativity, including the animal as performer and the animal as author, analysing the significance for sentience and welfare, and gaining important insight into creativity and intentionality in other areas of the law (including intellectual property).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Company Law: Foundational and Constitutional IssuesLawSOLM020Semester 17No

Company Law: Foundational and Constitutional Issues

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Alan Dignam

Description: The module aims to inform and educate students as to the field of law that governs UK corporations. The course is a UK focused Company law course covering: Meaning of Corporate Personality and distinction between incorporated and unincorporated associations. The nature, types and functions of companies. Historical development of the modern business company. The consequences of incorporation and its practical advantages and disadvantages. The corporate entity principle and exceptions to it. The ultra vires doctrine and the Articles of Association. The company's organs and agents and the liability of the company for their acts. Formation and flotation of companies. The module also aims to highlight future directions and trends in the regulation of companies.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Computing and Data Analysis with ExcelMathematical SciencesMTH4114Semester 14No

Computing and Data Analysis with Excel

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pedro Vergel Eleuterio
Prerequisite: Must have passed a-level maths or equivalent

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
International Commercial LawLawSOLM019Semester 27Yes

International Commercial Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Andromachi Georgosouli

Description: The module covers the fundamental characteristics of international contracts for the sale of goods and to a lesser extent, the key ancillary contracts for the financing of trading activities, transportation of goods to their place of destination and insurance of the cargo. When traders sell or buy goods or commodities on the international markets, that transaction is composed of several contracts: the goods are sold under a contract of sale, transported under a contract of carriage, insured under a contract of insurance and frequently have payment assured through a letter of credit. The purpose of this module is to examine primarily the regulation of the sale contract under CISG, English Sales law and other international law instruments and standards. The regulation of peripheral contracts to the contract of sale will be examined too but in less detail as this is now considered in depth by more focused specific modules (e.g., on the shipping of goods, marine insurance etc). The module will also place emphasis on the practical problems, which arise in the international commercial arena and consider ways in which these may be addressed in the future.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Numbers, Sets and FunctionsMathematical SciencesMTH4113Semester 14No

Numbers, Sets and Functions

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
International Finance LawLawSOLM005Semester 17No

International Finance Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof George Walker

Description: The purpose of the module 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:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
International Finance LawLawSOLM005Semester 27No

International Finance Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof George Walker

Description: The purpose of the module 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:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Languages in the Classroom 2: Teaching and Reflective PracticeLanguages Linguistics and FilmSML6212Semester 26Yes

Languages in the Classroom 2: Teaching and Reflective Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Falco Pfalzgraf
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SML6211
Corequisite: DBS clearance

Description: This module introduces students to language teaching at school. It includes French, German, Spanish, and Russian. The module can count for a degree in those languages. It is the second of two 15 credit modules, and it focuses on the practical aspects of language teaching - whereas the other one (SML6211 which runs during the first semester) focuses on theoretical issues.
Through the completion of this module, and building up on the theoretical knowledge which you have acquired in SML6211, you develop practical knowledge of how to design and deliver materials for the purpose of teaching foreign languages. You focus on practical aspects of second/ foreign language acquisition and their implications for teaching approaches and design of teaching materials. You complete a teaching placement in a local primary or secondary school, where you have an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in SML6211 in the actual teaching and learning context. This involves planning, producing and delivering teaching materials. The module also enables you to develop a range of transferable and professional skills such as organisational skills, communication skills, team-work, time management and problem-solving skills.
Important: As you are required to complete a placement in a local school, you will have to provide clearance from the UK's Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) towards the end of semester 1 BEFORE this module in semester 2. Please contact the module organiser for further information.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
DissertationLanguages Linguistics and FilmSMLM005Full year7No

Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Kiera Vaclavik
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Dissertation

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Advanced Oral Competence in Modern Languages (Two Languages)Languages Linguistics and FilmSML6203Full year6Yes

Advanced Oral Competence in Modern Languages (Two Languages)

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Consuelo Sanmateu-Martinez
Overlap: "FRE6207, HSP6207, SML6203"
Prerequisite: Two of FRE5202/HSP5201/HSP5202/RUS5200/RUS5202 and at least 60 in the core language modules at level
Corequisite: None

Description: This course is designed for final year students doing doing Joint Honours Modern Languages BA (French, or Spanish, or Russian combined accordingly with French, or Spanish, or Russian). The course is for the students who have already reached a high level of linguistic competence and aim at developing listening comprehension and oral production skills ¿ including bilateral communicative skills ¿ to a very high level. Students will learn to perform different types of speech acts in everyday life situations and to perform tasks required in working and social environments, such as summarizing, reporting and presenting, as well as consecutive interpreting (interpreting between speakers of two different languages). This module is not designed for true native speakers of French, Spanish or Russian. QMUL HSS students can take this module at the discretion of the module organiser.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 2.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 2.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 2.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 2.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 7: 2.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 8: 2.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 9: 2.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 10: 2.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 11: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 12: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 6
Languages in the Classroom 1: Practical and Theoretical Approaches to TeachingLanguages Linguistics and FilmSML6211Semester 16Yes

Languages in the Classroom 1: Practical and Theoretical Approaches to Teaching

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Falco Pfalzgraf
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Knowledge of relevant language
Corequisite: None

Description: This module introduces you to language teaching at school. It includes French, German, Spanish, and Russian. The module can count for a degree in those languages. It also includes English but for exchange students only.
It is the first of two 15 credit modules, and it focuses on the theoretical aspects of language teaching - whereas the other one (SML6212 which runs during the second semester) focuses on practical matters.
Through the completion of this module, you will gain an understanding of key aspects of Applied Linguistics and Psycholinguistics. You will focus on theoretical aspects of second/ foreign language acquisition and their implications for teaching approaches and the design of teaching materials. This will involve planning, producing and delivering teaching materials. This module will also enable you to develop a range of transferable and professional skills such as organisational skills, communication skills, team-work, time management and problem-solving skills.
Important: If you are planning to attend the module SML6212 (Languages in the Classroom 2: Teaching and Reflective Practice) in semester 2, you will be required to complete a placement in a local school and will therefore require clearance from the UK's Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). towards the end of the first semester. Please contact the module organiser for further information.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Modern Languages Research ProjectLanguages Linguistics and FilmSML005Full year6No

Modern Languages Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Kiera Vaclavik
Overlap: Students are not permitted to take more than one Research Project module
Prerequisite: At least a 2:1 average level of 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:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 90.00% Dissertation
Level: 6
On the Subject of Sex I: Sappho to StonewallLanguages Linguistics and FilmSML206Semester 15Yes

On the Subject of Sex I: Sappho to Stonewall

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Robert Gillett
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: In the early 21st Century the Western subject - who I think I am - is inextricably linked to the categories of sex - both as gender (male and female) and as sexuality (homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, transsexual). In this module we shall examine how these connections were made at certain key moments in history, from the ancient Greeks to the liberation movement of the 1960s. The aim is to contextualize and to relativize certain common assumptions about the nature of sexual identity.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 4: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 5: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Applied Dental MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT220Semester 16Yes

Applied Dental Materials

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Karin Hing

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 4: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Innovation StrategyEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT307Semester 16No

Innovation Strategy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stuart Peters

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Study Abroad Year (Drama)English and DramaSED003Full year5No

Study Abroad Year (Drama)

Credits: 120.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: This core module is specifically for students undertaking the four year Drama programmes with a year abroad. These students are the only students eligible for this module. Students must pass the ssessments set by the partner institution in accordance with the requirements noted on the programme specification in order to progress to year 4 of the programme. If a student fails the module they will be transferred to the equivalent three year programme. This module will be zero-weighted. Students will study the majority of modules in their core subject, developing their skills while witnessing how the discipline is
taught in another context. They can take modules outside their subject-area, expanding their horizons and providing for future development.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Final Mark
Level: 5
Study Abroad Year (English)English and DramaSED004Full year5No

Study Abroad Year (English)

Credits: 120.0
Contact: Dr James Vigus

Description: This core module is specifically for students undertaking the four year English programmes with a year abroad. These students are the only students eligible for this module. Students must pass the ssessments set by the partner institution in accordance with the requirements noted on the programme specification in order to progress to year 4 of the programme. If a student fails the module they will be transferred to the equivalent three year programme. This module will be zero-weighted. Students will study the majority of modules in their core subject, developing their skills while witnessing how the discipline is
taught in another context. They can take modules outside their subject-area, expanding their horizons and providing for future development.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Final Mark
Level: 5
Russian IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS6200Full year6Yes

Russian III

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: RUS6201
Prerequisite: RUS5200/RUS5202 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: Tuition in spoken Russian aimed at enhancing communication abilities in the language. Translation from English into Russian and from Russian into English, complemented as appropriate by free composition, comprehension, précis, and exercises. Achievement of a high level of competence in the language. Compulsory for students specialising in Russian. Native speakers of Russian should register for RUS084N.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 20.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 4: 20.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Russian IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS6200ASemester 16Yes

Russian III

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: "RUS6200, RUS6201A"
Prerequisite: RUS5200/RUS5202 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: Tuition in spoken Russian aimed at enhancing communication abilities in the language. Translation from English into Russian and from Russian into English, complemented as appropriate by free composition, comprehension, précis, and exercises. Achievement of a high level of competence in the language. Compulsory for students specialising in Russian. Native speakers of Russian should register for RUS084N.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Stories from the Silk Road: Post-Soviet Women¿s Literature and Film from the Caucasus and Central AsiaLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS6057Semester 16Yes

Stories from the Silk Road: Post-Soviet Women¿s Literature and Film from the Caucasus and Central Asia

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tamar Koplatadze
Overlap: "COM6057, RUS5057"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Once part of the ancient Silk Road, the countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia have a roller-coaster history which includes subjection to Russian imperial and Soviet rule. Through the prism of award-winning literature and film by a new post-Soviet generation of women (e.g. Mariam Petrosyan¿s The Gray House, 2009; Nana Ekvtimishvili¿s In Bloom, 2013), this module explores the cultural and socio-political developments in the now independent Georgia, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Themes to discuss will include childhood, youth, migration, post-Soviet identity, the effects of colonialism, and more.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Russian II NLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5201BSemester 25Yes

Russian II N

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: RUS212
Prerequisite: RUS4202 or near-native competence in Russian equivalent to CEFRL level C2
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is for native speakers of Russian only. Tuition is aimed at improving students' ability to communicate in Russian, and to translate from Russian into English, and particularly from English into Russian.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Russian II NLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS5201ASemester 15Yes

Russian II N

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: RUS5201
Prerequisite: RUS4202 or near-native competence in Russian equivalent to CEFRL level C2
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is for native speakers of Russian only. Tuition is aimed at improving students' ability to communicate in Russian, and to translate from Russian into English, and particularly from English into Russian.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
English Dialect SyntaxLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6208PSemester 27No

English Dialect Syntax

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: LIN6208
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Coding for LinguistsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6209Semester 16No

Coding for Linguists

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Coding for LinguistsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6209PSemester 17No

Coding for Linguists

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: LIN6209
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Russian I IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4204BSemester 24Yes

Russian I Intensive

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: "RUS4203B, RUS4204"
Prerequisite: GCSE or equivalent in Russian
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Russian I NLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4202Full year4Yes

Russian I N

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: "RUS4201, RUS4203, RUS4204"
Prerequisite: Native or near native proficiency in Russian
Corequisite: None

Description: Translation from and into Russian. Comprehension of, and conversation in, spoken Russian. Compulsory for students specialising in Russian.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 7.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 7.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 5: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Russian I IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4204ASemester 14Yes

Russian I Intensive

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: "RUS4203A, RUS4204"
Prerequisite: GCSE or equivalent in Russian
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Practical
Level: 4
Russian ILanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4201BSemester 24Yes

Russian I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: RUS4201
Prerequisite: A level or a knowledge of Russian equivalent to CEFRL Level B1
Corequisite: None

Description: Translation from and into Russian. Comprehension of, and conversation in, spoken Russian. Compulsory for students specialising in Russian.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Russian ILanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4201ASemester 14Yes

Russian I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: RUS4201
Prerequisite: A level or a knowledge of Russian equivalent to CEFRL Level B1
Corequisite: None

Description: Translation from and into Russian. Comprehension of, and conversation in, spoken Russian. Compulsory for students specialising in Russian. Native speakers of Russian should register for RUS060N.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Experimental LinguisticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5039Semester 25Yes

Experimental Linguistics

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

Description: This module provides students with introductory training in theoretical and practical elements of experimental linguistics. The module will include hands-on training in statistics and hypothesis testing, experimental design, data collection (including training in ethical human subjects research protocols), and data analysis. The module will also engage students in considering strengths and limitations of various kinds of linguistics data, and how multiple sources of data and methods of data collection can be combined to enhance understanding. Students will develop their critical reading skills and gain practice in presenting primary source literature to their peers.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Russian ILanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS4201Full year4Yes

Russian I

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Nadezda Bragina
Overlap: "RUS4202, RUS4203, RUS4204"
Prerequisite: A level or a knowledge of Russian equivalent to CEFRL Level B1
Corequisite: None

Description: Translation from and into Russian. Comprehension of, and conversation in, spoken Russian. Compulsory for students specialising in Russian.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Typology I: Languages of the WorldLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN4213Semester 24Yes

Typology I: Languages of the World

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

Description: This module is an introduction to the great diversity in language structure and use around the world. Using indigenous languages from diverse regions, such as Africa, Australia, Asia and North America, we will explore the question of whether universal constraints limit the range of what is possible in human language, and if so, why such universals might exist. We will consider diversity in how social and pragmatic functions are signalled by language use in different speech communities around the world, and the problems associated with language endangerment and death. We will also examine how different language families differ from one another in sounds, word formation, sentence formation, and usage.

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Phonetics I: The Sounds of EnglishLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN4212Semester 14Yes

Phonetics I: The Sounds of English

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

Description: This module aims to give students knowledge of the main processes of phonetic articulation (mode, manner and place of articulation, airstream mechanisms, voicing, secondary articulations [velarization, palatalization, lip-rounding etc], vowel articulation including backness, height and roundness, plus a basic understanding of tone and pitch). It also aims to provide students with an understanding of how those processes are used in producing speech sounds, and with an ability to represent different sounds using an international standard (the IPA). In addition students will also be able to discriminate sounds aurally, and produce them from IPA script. The module will first focus on the sounds of English before examining sounds that are used in the world's languages. This module is a pre-requisite for the Introduction to Phonology module.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Comparative Contract LawLawSOLM024Semester 27Yes

Comparative Contract Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Marc Van Hoecke

Description: This optional module aims at offering a thorough analysis of French, German and English contract law from a comparative perspective. After an overview of the worldwide strong position of English, French and German private law, and most notably contract law, their historical roots will be analysed, including their mutual influence. Core concepts in the different legal systems will be discussed (cause/consideration; implied terms/moral principles; objective/subjective interpretation; etc.) and the more practically oriented English approach as opposed to the use of general principles on the continent (reasonablenes, good faith, fairness, equilibrium, protection of the weaker party). Also the influence of EU law will be discussed.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Animal Law,Welfare and TradeLawSOLM025Semester 17No

Animal Law,Welfare and Trade

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Johanna Gibson

Description: Animal Law and Welfare is of considerable and growing importance, particularly in the areas of trade and development, access and equality, welfare and criminal liability, public liability, and health. This module brings together interdisciplinary perspectives from behaviour studies, welfare, economics, and law in order to consider a range of issues in domestic animal welfare, including companion animal law and welfare, ownership and liability, shelters and rescue, breeding industries and the commercial pet industry, farm animal welfare and trade, science and research. The course develops an evidence-based approach to legislative practice, policy and development.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Principles of RegulationLawSOLM018Semester 27Yes

Principles of Regulation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Andromachi Georgosouli

Description: Regulation covers virtually all significant aspects of modern life. It is here to stay but it remains as controversial as ever. This is an advanced foundational course on regulation. The module examines problems that are common to the regulation of a wide range of industries and fields and considers how these problems are (or fail to be) treated. In particular, the module considers the nature of regulation and its relationship with law, economics and politics, the regulation of risk, standard setting, compliance and enforcement strategies, the issues of accountability and legitimacy and the rise of multi-level governance and transnational regulation. Being `problem-solving sensitive¿ but 'industry neutral', this module is an ideal complement to more narrowly-focused modules irrespective of choice of LLM Specialism.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Actuarial Professional Development IMathematical SciencesMTH4112Full year4No

Actuarial Professional Development I

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Christopher Sutton
Prerequisite: Must have passed a-level maths or equivalent

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Regulation of Financial MarketsLawSOLM003Semester 17No

Regulation of Financial Markets

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Rosa Lastra

Description: 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, analysing the interaction between law and finance. Focus is on regulatory issues, and not on contractual or transactional aspects.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Introduction to ProbabilityMathematical SciencesMTH4107Semester 14No

Introduction to Probability

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Advanced Oral Competence in Modern Languages (One Language)Languages Linguistics and FilmSML6202Full year6Yes

Advanced Oral Competence in Modern Languages (One Language)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Laetitia Calabrese
Overlap: "FRE6207, HSP6207, SML6203"
Prerequisite: FRE5202/HSP5201/HSP5202/RUS5200/RUS5202 and at least 60 in the core language modules at levels 4 and
Corequisite: None

Description: This course is designed for final year students doing Single Honours Modern Languages BA (French, or Spanish, or Russian) or doing Joint Honours Modern Languages BA (French, or Spanish, or Russian) with a non-language subject. The course is for the students who have already reached a high level of linguistic competence and aim at developing listening comprehension and oral production skills ¿ including bilateral communicative skills ¿ to a very high level. Students will learn to perform different types of speech acts in everyday life situations and to perform tasks required in working and social environments, such as summarizing, reporting and presenting, as well as consecutive interpreting (interpreting between speakers of two different languages). This module is not designed for true native speakers of French, Spanish or Russian. QMUL HSS students can take this module at the discretion of the module organiser.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 6
Securities RegulationLawSOLM001Semester 27Yes

Securities Regulation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Andromachi Georgosouli

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, mandatory disclosure and transparency requirements for securities trading, 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:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Features of English: Linguistics for English Language TeachersLanguages Linguistics and FilmSML5204Semester 25Yes

Features of English: Linguistics for English Language Teachers

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Falco Pfalzgraf
Overlap: LIN4208
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Students considering a Foreign Language Assistantship, or any other English language teaching activity such as private English lessons or tuition, during their Year Abroad or after graduation, are recommended to choose this module. We would advise you to do this level 5 module in your second year, just before your year abroad. The module is especially recommended if you have little or no knowledge of English Linguistics. The module covers all main areas of English Linguistics which are relevant for the teaching of English: English phonetics; word classes and phrases (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, particles); the role of English in the world; development of English; English usage / prescription and description. Please note that this module is not available for students with prior knowledge of English Linguistics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Afropean IdentitiesLanguages Linguistics and FilmSML6052Semester 26Yes

Afropean Identities

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rebekah Vince
Overlap: COM6052
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: 'Afropean' is a term coined by Belgian music artist Zap Mama to encompass being both African and European, not as a contradiction but as an expression of plurality and site for creativity. Beyond identity politics, though acutely aware of racism as manifested across European contexts, Afropean writers acknowledge the dark histories of slavery and colonialism while uniting around cultural memories and contemporary activist movements. Students will analyse literary texts including essays, poems, novels, and short stories. They will engage with race critical theory and Afropea as a utopian concept, as well as positioning themselves in relation to local Afropean history and culture.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Mathematics BScience and Engineering Foundation ProgrammeSEF041Full year3No

Mathematics B

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Anna Pachol

Description: This module covers mathematical topics such as algebra, functions, geometry and trigonometry, and aims to provide students with a more extensive knowledge of calculus (especially in techniques of integration) and an introduction to complex numbers, numerical methods, differential equations, vector analysis and power series. It is appropriate for those students progressing onto degree programmes in mathematical sciences, and those degree programmes in physical science and engineering which require a more thorough and comprehensive grounding in mathematics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 3
Surfaces and Interfaces in MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT210Semester 15Yes

Surfaces and Interfaces in Materials

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Russian Novel: Crimes and PunishmentLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS6018Semester 26Yes

Russian Novel: Crimes and Punishment

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tamar Koplatadze
Overlap: "COM5018, COM6018, RUS5018"
Prerequisite: A-Level or equivalent knowledge of Russian
Corequisite: None

Description: This course examines the development of the Russian novel between 1860 and 1880. We will focus on Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment and Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, two novels about individuals, a man and a woman, who attempted to place themselves outside society and who are "punished" accordingly. In both cases, this emancipation from social and moral constraints becomes the occasion for a unique, profoundly influential piece of narrative art and for a sustained exploration of the spiritual, moral, and social ingredients of the modern condition.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Russian Film: Gender and SocietyLanguages Linguistics and FilmRUS6032Semester 16Yes

Russian Film: Gender and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Jeremy Hicks
Overlap: "FLM5032, FLM6032, RUS5032"
Prerequisite: A-Level or equivalent knowledge of Russian
Corequisite: None

Description: "Starting from the Russian revolution's proclaimed liberation of women, this course analyses Russian cinema as both a reflection of and means of challenging the dominant constructions of masculine and feminine in Russian society. Informed by Feminist and other perspectives, students examine the shifting representations of gender, the changing role of women in the cinema industry, the specific nature of Russian women's cinema, and the ways in which masculinity has been problematized and questioned in recent film. The films are all available with English subtitles and readings are in English."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Neural Networks and Deep LearningMathematical SciencesMTH767PSemester 27No

Neural Networks and Deep Learning

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Introduction to Machine LearningMathematical SciencesMTH6101Semester 26Yes

Introduction to Machine Learning

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
Programming in PythonMathematical SciencesMTH766PFull year7No

Programming in Python

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mykhailo Poplavskyi

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Introduction to PhonologyLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7204Semester 27No

Introduction to Phonology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adam Chong
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides an introduction to one of the core sub-fields of linguistics. A central part of speakers' knowledge about the language that they speak is that words are not always pronounced in the same way. The variation that we observe is systematic. Phonology is concerned with describing the system that underlies our knowledge of the sound patterns, i.e. the ways in which words are pronounced differently across contexts. You will be introduced step-by-step to the tools of phonological analysis, and will learn to apply that knowledge through problem solving exercises. The module is suitable for MA students without substantial prior background in Linguistics, or for those who want to branch out into a new sub-field.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Applied Linear AlgebraMathematical SciencesMTH5212Semester 15Yes

Applied Linear Algebra

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Research PracticumLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7014Semester 27No

Research Practicum

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Meaning in the Real WorldLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7046Semester 17No

Meaning in the Real World

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Puzzles in SemanticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7049Semester 27No

Puzzles in Semantics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Luisa Marti Martinez
Overlap: LIN6049
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This is a problem-based module that will enable you to get hands-on experience on working through data sets from English and from other languages, and to learn how to link up your data analyses to semantic theories.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Survival ModelsMathematical SciencesMTH6157PSemester 16No

Survival Models

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Christopher Sutton

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Programming in PythonMathematical SciencesMTH766PSemester 17No

Programming in Python

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mykhailo Poplavskyi

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Ethnography of Communication - Foundations and FieldworkLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6020Semester 26Yes

Ethnography of Communication - Foundations and Fieldwork

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Colleen Cotter
Overlap: LIN7020
Prerequisite: LIN4208 or permission of convenor
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Survival ModelsMathematical SciencesMTH6157Semester 16No

Survival Models

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
SociophoneticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7010Semester 27No

Sociophonetics

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

Description: In this module students will discover phonetic methodology which can be used to investigate sociolinguistic variation and change. Through training in the phonetic and phonemic transcription of various languages and their varieties, as well as in the acoustic analysis of speech phenomena, students will learn to objectively measure and quantify phonetic variation and change. Both segmental and prosodic analyses of speech will be examined. For example, students will conduct acoustic analyses into the acquisition of phonetic norms in a second language and how these impact a person's native language pronunciation. We will also reflect on socially significant pronunciation norms, as shared by groups of speakers, and discuss how and why such norms affect our understanding of what it means to speak "correctly" in English and other languages. The ultimate goal of this module is to equip students with an integrated understanding and set of methodological tools for phonetic studies into sociolinguistic variation and change.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Sociolinguistic Variation and ChangeLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5211Semester 15Yes

Sociolinguistic Variation and Change

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LIN4208 and LIN4201/LIN4211
Corequisite: None

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Translational Mental Health Sciences IIBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY703PSemester 27No

Translational Mental Health Sciences II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Isabelle Mareschal

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Financial Mathematics IIMathematical SciencesMTH6155PSemester 26No

Financial Mathematics II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ilya Goldsheid

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Actuarial Financial EngineeringMathematical SciencesMTH6112Semester 26No

Actuarial Financial Engineering

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ilya Goldsheid
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH6155
Prerequisite: Before or while taking this module you must take MTH6141 and take MTH6154

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Statistics for InsuranceMathematical SciencesMTH5126Semester 25No

Statistics for Insurance

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Differential and Integral AnalysisMathematical SciencesMTH5105Semester 25No

Differential and Integral Analysis

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Actuarial Mathematics IIMathematical SciencesMTH5125Semester 25No

Actuarial Mathematics II

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 5
Convergence and ContinuityMathematical SciencesMTH5104Semester 15No

Convergence and Continuity

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Language and the MediaLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5210Semester 15Yes

Language and the Media

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LIN4208
Corequisite: None

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Complex VariablesMathematical SciencesMTH5103Semester 25No

Complex Variables

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Calculus IMathematical SciencesMTH4200Semester 14No

Calculus I

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Calculus IIMathematical SciencesMTH4201Semester 24Yes

Calculus II

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Programming in C++ for FinanceMathematical SciencesMTH790USemester 17No

Programming in C++ for Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sebastian Del Bano Rollin
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH6150

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 50.00% Practical
Level: 7
Computational Statistics with RMathematical SciencesMTH791PSemester 27No

Computational Statistics with R

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr James Griffin

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Environmental Properties of MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT507Semester 16Yes

Environmental Properties of Materials

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stuart Peters
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MAT7040

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Research and Design Team ProjectEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT7400Full year7No

Research and Design Team Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Mr Raza Shah

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 18.00% Practical
  • Item 5: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Structural CharacterisationEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT400Semester 25No

Structural Characterisation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Himadri Gupta
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MAT100

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Composites for Aerospace ApplicationsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT5030Semester 25No

Composites for Aerospace Applications

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Emiliano Bilotti

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 5
Directed Study in LinguisticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7212Semester 27No

Directed Study in Linguistics

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
MetalsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT321Semester 25Yes

Metals

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Formal SemanticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7210Semester 17No

Formal Semantics

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

Description: This module trains students in the craft of doing formal semantics. It introduces Frege's hypothesis that functional application is the mechanism by which the meaning of a complex phrase is composed from the meanings of its constituent parts. It applies this method to the analysis of a variety of core semantic phenomena, including argument structure, adjectival modification, definite descriptions, relative clauses, binding and quantification. These phenomena are all extensional, meaning that insightful analyses of them can be developed without recourse to theories of possible worlds, situations, or temporal intervals. Emphasis throughout is on training students to be able to produce explicit detailed analyses of novel data.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 7: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 8: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 9: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 10: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Directed Study in LinguisticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7211Semester 17No

Directed Study in Linguistics

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Multilingualism and BilingualismLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7034Semester 17No

Multilingualism and Bilingualism

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: LIN6034
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 7
Introduction to Experimental LinguisticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7039Semester 27No

Introduction to Experimental Linguistics

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

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

Assessment:

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

Trends in Linguistic Research

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adam Chong
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
From Morpheme to MeaningLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7007Semester 27Yes

From Morpheme to Meaning

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
PolymersEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT313Semester 15Yes

Polymers

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Emiliano Bilotti

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 5
Language and Health CommunicationLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6204Semester 26Yes

Language and Health Communication

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Dissertation in LinguisticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7006Full year7No

Dissertation in Linguistics

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Hazel Pearson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Meaning in the Real WorldLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6046PSemester 17Yes

Meaning in the Real World

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hazel Pearson
Overlap: "LIN6046, LIN7046"
Prerequisite: LIN5209/LIN5217
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Advanced Semantics: Puzzles in MeaningLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6049Semester 26Yes

Advanced Semantics: Puzzles in Meaning

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Luisa Marti Martinez
Overlap: LIN7049
Prerequisite: LIN5217/LIN5209
Corequisite: None

Description: This is a problem-based module that will enable you to get hands-on experience on working through data sets from English and from other languages, and to learn how to link up your analyses to theories on the topic. This module will also enable you to further develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skills more generally.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Sex, Gender and LanguageLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6019PSemester 17No

Sex, Gender and Language

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sophie Holmes-Elliott
Overlap: "LIN6019, LIN7019"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Dissertation ProseminarLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7005Semester 27No

Dissertation Proseminar

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Sex, Gender and LanguageLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6019Semester 16Yes

Sex, Gender and Language

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sophie Holmes-Elliott
Overlap: LIN7019
Prerequisite: LIN4208
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Thinking Linguistics: Approaches to Writing and AnalysisLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN4207Semester 14No

Thinking Linguistics: Approaches to Writing and Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: LIN4208

Description: The module will prepare students for university-level academic work during their degree, including standard practices in research and different genres of writing typical for the fields of Linguistics and English Language studies. The module will cover basic study skills at the university (finding your way around the campus, the role of the advisor and others, using the library effectively), basic research skills (writing essays and reports, how to choose what to read, using an index, internet use, plagiarism, referencing), and research skills specific to Linguistics (e.g. how to write an essay, an analytic problem set, a report on qualitative data, and a report on quantitative data). The module will help students recognise the inter-disciplinary nature of the field, and will provide hands-on experience with writing, editing, and critical thinking to prepare them for a range of types of assessment and genres of writing.

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 5: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Foundations of LanguageLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN4208Semester 14Yes

Foundations of Language

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr David Hall
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module introduces students to the core concepts, terminology, and technical apparatus of the structural parts of linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics), as well as the conceptual underpinnings of the discipline. You will learn about fundamental concepts such as: contrast and distribution; structure; rules and representations; the cognitive basis of language and how that is distinct from its social basis; language universals and variation. You will also learn how to solve problems of linguistic analysis using these concepts and the terminology and techniques of the discipline as well as how to use hypothesis testing to devise solutions to these problems. These are all fundamental pieces of knowledge and skills that will provide the foundation for any further study in linguistics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 6: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Differential EquationsMathematical SciencesMTH5123Semester 15Yes

Differential Equations

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Actuarial Mathematics IMathematical SciencesMTH5124Semester 15No

Actuarial Mathematics I

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 5
Introduction to Computer ProgrammingMathematical SciencesMTH5001Semester 25No

Introduction to Computer Programming

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Thomas Prellberg
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must ( take MTH4116 or take MTH4216 ) and ( take MTH4101 or take MTH4201 or take ECN115 ) and ( take MTH5212 or take MTH5112 )

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Statistical Modelling IMathematical SciencesMTH5120Semester 25No

Statistical Modelling I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Lorenzo Rossi
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5129 and ( take MTH4115 or take MTH4215 )

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 6.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 6.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 6.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 6.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 6.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Probability and Statistics IMathematical SciencesMTH4116Semester 24Yes

Probability and Statistics I

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Data Analytics for Decision MakingElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceMIC7001Semester 27No

Data Analytics for Decision Making

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: Data is an integral part of our lives, as it can help us solve everyday problems as well as drive scientific and technological progress that advance society and improve our quality of life. From transport to healthcare to shopping, everyday activities are increasingly leaving digital footprints that are transforming the workplace. As the world becomes ever more data-driven, many employers are increasingly searching for people with the analytical skills who can help them make sense of it by gaining insights and knowledge from the datasets that are generated around us.

This micro-credential will introduce you to the fundamentals of data analytics, which are the first steps to becoming a highly-skilled data scientist. You will learn how to analyse, interpret and communicate data effectively to make better decisions. This micro-credential is made up of three sub courses, which will cover data analytics fundamentals, data mining techniques and data science ethics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 7
Vectors and MatricesMathematical SciencesMTH4115Semester 24No

Vectors and Matrices

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Environmental Properties of MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT7040Semester 17No

Environmental Properties of Materials

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stuart Peters
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MAT507

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Data Analytics for Decision MakingElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceMIC7001Semester 17No

Data Analytics for Decision Making

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

Description: Data is an integral part of our lives, as it can help us solve everyday problems as well as drive scientific and technological progress that advance society and improve our quality of life. From transport to healthcare to shopping, everyday activities are increasingly leaving digital footprints that are transforming the workplace. As the world becomes ever more data-driven, many employers are increasingly searching for people with the analytical skills who can help them make sense of it by gaining insights and knowledge from the datasets that are generated around us.

This micro-credential will introduce you to the fundamentals of data analytics, which are the first steps to becoming a highly-skilled data scientist. You will learn how to analyse, interpret and communicate data effectively to make better decisions. This micro-credential is made up of three sub courses, which will cover data analytics fundamentals, data mining techniques and data science ethics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 7
Failure of SolidsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT501Semester 26No

Failure of Solids

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Wei Tan

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Science of BiocompatibilityEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT6312Semester 26Yes

Science of Biocompatibility

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Karin Hing

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 4: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative MedicineEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT311Semester 16Yes

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tina Chowdhury

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 85.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Algorithmic Graph TheoryMathematical SciencesMTH6105PSemester 26No

Algorithmic Graph Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Felix Fischer

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Introduction to SyntaxLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7207Semester 17No

Introduction to Syntax

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
SyntaxLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7209Semester 17No

Syntax

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Algorithmic Graph TheoryMathematical SciencesMTH6105Semester 26Yes

Algorithmic Graph Theory

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
Research Methods in SociolinguisticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7023Semester 27Yes

Research Methods in Sociolinguistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sophie Holmes-Elliott
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Chemistry for MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT5002Semester 15Yes

Chemistry for Materials

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Petra Szilagyi

Description: The role of chemical kinetics and thermodynamics in materials science. The module will begin wilth derivation and description of some fundamental kinematics and thermodynamic phenomena such as Gibbs free energy, rate equations, equilibria etc. The effect of variables such as temperature and pressure will be examined. The module will go and to demonstrate with examples how these can be applied to solve problems for gas, solution, and solid phase scenarios with a particular emphasis on polymer synthesis.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Sociolinguistic TheoryLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7002Semester 17No

Sociolinguistic Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sophie Holmes-Elliott
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The field of sociolinguistics has seen the parallel development of a number of theories of how language relates to, and is embedded in, society. Some of these developments have been mutually reinforcing or complementary, while others have raised questions and debates over the nature of social variation in language. This course reviews the major 'lineages' of thinking in sociolinguistics, covering theories that have formed the foundation of both quantitative and qualitative approaches sociolinguistics. With a focus on the former, the course will require students to read classic texts from early sociolinguistic theory (developed in William Labov's early work and parallel strands of thought from the same period) and then trace the development of distinct 'waves' of thinking and analysis in subsequent decades. On the qualitative side, the course will cover selected classic works from social theory, and literary and cultural theory that have been influential in sociolinguists' thinking about social structure and variation (e.g. Bourdieu, Bakhtin). Overall, the course will provide students with an advanced foundational knowledge of major developments in sociolinguistic thought over the past half century.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Student Centred Learning 2Engineering and Materials ScienceMAT308Full year5No

Student Centred Learning 2

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Oliver Fenwick

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Constructing a LanguageLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6203Semester 26Yes

Constructing a Language

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Hall
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LIN4203/LIN4210 or LIN037/LIN5213
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Constructing a LanguageLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6203PSemester 27No

Constructing a Language

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: LIN6203
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Meaning in the Real WorldLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6046Semester 16Yes

Meaning in the Real World

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hazel Pearson
Overlap: LIN7046
Prerequisite: LIN5209/LIN5217
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
SMS Placement TutorialMathematical SciencesMTH5200AFull year5No

SMS Placement Tutorial

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Mykhailo Poplavskyi

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Final Mark
Level: 5
Unfamiliar LanguagesLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6016Semester 26No

Unfamiliar Languages

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Coppe Van Urk
Overlap: LIN7016
Prerequisite: LIN4203/LIN4210 or LIN037/LIN5213
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Ethnography of Communication - Foundations and FieldworkLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7020Semester 27No

Ethnography of Communication - Foundations and Fieldwork

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Colleen Cotter
Overlap: LIN6020
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
Level: 7
Typology II: Language Universals and Grammatical TheoryLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5216Semester 25Yes

Typology II: Language Universals and Grammatical Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Samuel Steddy
Overlap: LIN5207
Prerequisite: LIN4206/LIN4213 or LIN402/LIN4209
Corequisite: None

Description: This is a module about language universals and linguistic typology. In it you will extend the descriptive knowledge you gained in LIN403 (Languages of the World) and learn how the descriptive categories connect to theoretical models of language variation. We will cover a subset of word order, grammatical functions, case marking, relative clauses, causative constructions, lexicalization parameters, the organization of the noun phrase, prepositional syntax, morphophonological variation. The assessment is mainly by a research project where you will work with native speakers of languages to investigate some typological property of interest.

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 55.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Introduction to SemanticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5217Semester 15Yes

Introduction to Semantics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: LIN5209
Prerequisite: LIN4208
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 5
Semantics of African American EnglishLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5203Semester 25Yes

Semantics of African American English

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Interaction and DiscourseLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5204Semester 15Yes

Interaction and Discourse

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Actuarial StatisticsMathematical SciencesMTH5131Semester 25No

Actuarial Statistics

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Mathematical and Actuarial Work ExperienceMathematical SciencesMTH5200Full year5No

Mathematical and Actuarial Work Experience

Credits: 120.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Practical
Level: 5
Linear Programming and GamesMathematical SciencesMTH5114Semester 25No

Linear Programming and Games

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Number TheoryMathematical SciencesMTH5130Semester 15Yes

Number Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Shu Sasaki
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH4104

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Probability and Statistics IMathematical SciencesMTH4216Semester 24Yes

Probability and Statistics I

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Phonetics II: Acoustic Analysis of SpeechLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5215Semester 15Yes

Phonetics II: Acoustic Analysis of Speech

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Kathleen Mccarthy
Overlap: LIN5200
Prerequisite: LIN4208 and LIN4204/LIN4212
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Research Methods in LinguisticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5202Semester 25No

Research Methods in Linguistics

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

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Vectors and MatricesMathematical SciencesMTH4215Semester 24No

Vectors and Matrices

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
CryptographyMathematical SciencesMTH6115Semester 16Yes

Cryptography

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
CryptographyMathematical SciencesMTH6115PSemester 16No

Cryptography

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Behrang Noohi

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Materials Industrial ExperienceEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT616Full year6No

Materials Industrial Experience

Credits: 120.0
Contact: Prof James Busfield

Description: Students will be helped to secure a work placement through a range of new initiatives in a company appropriate to the programme. The work placement will normally be a year in length but not less than 6 months. Successful students with a placement will each be allocated a tutor, a SEMS academic in a relevant field, who will wherever practical visit the student twice in the year. Where a visit is not possible the tutor will ensure that there is email and telephone contact with the student. SEMS will also identify a mentor in the workplace at each employer. This person is likely to be their line manager and will be expected to support as well as line-manage the student. Students completing the module will be required to work on a project that will allow them to follow a pathway toward CEng registration approximately three years after graduation; maintain a training diary to be reviewed by their tutor during and after the placement is completed; attend at least one Industrial Liaison Forum to share their experience with other SEMS students; deliver one seminar at QMUL to promote future opportunities at their sponsor; complete a final report on the placement.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Nanotechnology and NanomedicineEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT7803Semester 17Yes

Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Gleb Sukhorukov

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Renewable Energy MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT427Semester 27Yes

Renewable Energy Materials

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joseph Briscoe

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 7
Materials Selection in DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT602Semester 16No

Materials Selection in Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof James Busfield

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Bayesian Statistical MethodsMathematical SciencesMTH6102Semester 16Yes

Bayesian Statistical Methods

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Advanced Machine LearningMathematical SciencesMTH793PSemester 27No

Advanced Machine Learning

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Martin Benning
Prerequisite: Before or while taking this module you must take MTH786P

Description: This module builds on the earlier module 'Machine Learning with Python', covering a number of advanced techniques in machine learning, such as dimensionality reduction, support vector machines, decision trees, random forests, and clustering. Although the underlying theoretical ideas are clearly explained, this module is very hands-on, and you will implement various applications using Python in the weekly coursework assignments.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Introduction to PhoneticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7205Semester 17No

Introduction to Phonetics

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

Description: This module will provide a introduction to phonetics, one of the core sub-fields of Linguistics. This is the study of how speech sounds are produced and perceived, as well as what the acoustic properties of these sounds are. This module will focus on the main processes of phonetic articulation, practice with transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet as well as on the acoustic analysis of speech. The module is suitable for MA students without substantial prior background in Linguistics, or for those who want to branch out into a new sub-field.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Introduction to SemanticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7206Semester 17No

Introduction to Semantics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Luisa Marti Martinez
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Sex, Gender and LanguageLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7019Semester 17No

Sex, Gender and Language

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sophie Holmes-Elliott
Overlap: LIN6019
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Foundations of Mathematical Modelling in FinanceMathematical SciencesMTH771USemester 17No

Foundations of Mathematical Modelling in Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Michael Phillips

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Financial Data AnalyticsMathematical SciencesMTH792PSemester 27No

Financial Data Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sebastian Del Bano Rollin

Description: This module will provide students with a general understanding of current applications of Data Analytics to the Finance and in particular to derivatives and investment banking.
It will revolve around problems that will be explained as part of the module delivery such as volatility surface management, yield curve evolution and FX volatility/correlation management.
It will provide students with a overview of some standard tools in the field such as Python, R, Excel/VBA and the Power BI Excel functionality.

Students are not expected to have any familiarity with coding or any of the topics above as the module will develop these from scratch.

It will provide students with the understanding of a field necessary to boost their careers in finance in roles such as trading, structuring, management, risk management and quantitative positions in investment banks and hedge funds.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 7
Foundations of Mathematical Modelling in FinanceMathematical SciencesMTH771PSemester 17No

Foundations of Mathematical Modelling in Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Michael Phillips

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Understudied Languages and Linguistic TheoryLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN7016Semester 27Yes

Understudied Languages and Linguistic Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Daniel Harbour
Overlap: LIN6016
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Multilingualism and BilingualismLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN6034Semester 16Yes

Multilingualism and Bilingualism

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Esther De Leeuw
Overlap: LIN7034
Prerequisite: LIN4208
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Syntax II: Explaining Grammatical StructuresLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5213Semester 15Yes

Syntax II: Explaining Grammatical Structures

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: LIN037
Prerequisite: LIN4208 and LIN402/LIN4209
Corequisite: None

Description: This is a course on contemporary syntactic theory and its application to the analysis of English and other languages. We will build on the knowledge of syntax that you have gained in LIN402 Intro to English Syntax/LIN4209 Syntax I, and apply the same system to a more complex set of linguistic phenomena. You will also develop your ability to generate and test hypotheses using the theory of syntax developed in Carnie's Syntax: A Generative Introduction.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 33.33% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 33.33% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 33.33% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Phonology II: Explaining Phonological StructuresLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5214Semester 15Yes

Phonology II: Explaining Phonological Structures

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adam Chong
Overlap: LIN5208
Prerequisite: LIN4208 and LIN4203/LIN4210
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Computational Statistics with RMathematical SciencesMTH6991Semester 26No

Computational Statistics with R

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 50.00% Practical
Level: 6
In a WordLanguages Linguistics and FilmLIN5212Semester 25Yes

In a Word

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Hagit Borer
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LIN4208 and LIN4209
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Probability and Statistics IIMathematical SciencesMTH5129Semester 15No

Probability and Statistics II

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Topics in Probability and Stochastic ProcessesMathematical SciencesMTH6934Semester 16No

Topics in Probability and Stochastic Processes

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Actuarial Professional Development IIMathematical SciencesMTH5127Semester 15No

Actuarial Professional Development II

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Christopher Sutton

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Introduction to Differential GeometryMathematical SciencesMTH5113Semester 25No

Introduction to Differential Geometry

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Numbers, Sets and FunctionsMathematical SciencesMTH4213Semester 14No

Numbers, Sets and Functions

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Linear Algebra IMathematical SciencesMTH5112Semester 15No

Linear Algebra I

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Introduction to ProbabilityMathematical SciencesMTH4207Semester 14No

Introduction to Probability

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Mathematical Tools for Asset ManagementMathematical SciencesMTH6113PSemester 26No

Mathematical Tools for Asset Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Kathrin Glau

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Ring TheoryMathematical SciencesMTH6158Semester 26No

Ring Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Shahn Majid
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH4104

Description: The modern axiomatic approach to mathematics is demonstrated in the study of algebraic structures. This module will focus on ring theory, which includes integral domains, ideals, homomorphisms and isomorphism theorems, polynomial rings, the Euclidean algorithm, and fields of fractions. It will be illustrated by some familiar examples, such as the rings of integers and polynomials in one variable.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
Advanced Polymer SynthesisEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT7797Semester 27Yes

Advanced Polymer Synthesis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Julien Gautrot

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Manufacturing ProcessesEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT7713Semester 27No

Manufacturing Processes

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
CeramicsEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT522Semester 16Yes

Ceramics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Mike Reece

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Manufacturing ProcessesEngineering and Materials ScienceMAT601Semester 26Yes

Manufacturing Processes

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
French Language and Culture II (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN5012Semester 25Yes

French Language and Culture II (b)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Philip France
Overlap: "LAN5010, LAN5017"
Prerequisite: LAN5011/LAN5016 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Computational Statistics with RMathematical SciencesMTH791USemester 27No

Computational Statistics with R

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Mathematical Tools for Asset ManagementMathematical SciencesMTH6113Semester 26No

Mathematical Tools for Asset Management

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Cognitive NeuroscienceBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY705PSemester 27No

Cognitive Neuroscience

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Frederike Beyer

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Further Topics in AlgebraMathematical SciencesMTH745USemester 27No

Further Topics in Algebra

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Partial Differential EquationsMathematical SciencesMTH6151Semester 16Yes

Partial Differential Equations

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
French Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4111Full year4Yes

French Language and Culture I (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Silvia Lodi
Overlap: "LAN4011, LAN4016, LAN4116"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 4: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 5: 35.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
French Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4112Full year4Yes

French Language and Culture I (b)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Philip France
Overlap: "LAN4012, LAN4017, LAN4117"
Prerequisite: LAN4011/LAN4016 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 4: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 5: 35.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Linear Algebra IIMathematical SciencesMTH6140PSemester 16No

Linear Algebra II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Shahn Majid

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Linear Algebra IIMathematical SciencesMTH6140Semester 16Yes

Linear Algebra II

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Bayesian StatisticsMathematical SciencesMTH709USemester 27No

Bayesian Statistics

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Bayesian StatisticsMathematical SciencesMTH776PSemester 27No

Bayesian Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lawrence Pettit

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Spanish Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4021Semester 14Yes

Spanish Language and Culture I (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Martyn Ellis
Overlap: "LAN4020, LAN4026"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Polymer PhysicsEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM798Semester 17No

Polymer Physics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Emiliano Bilotti

Description: This module presents the physical and mechanical properties of polymers in relation to their molecular structure. The module will provide an understanding of the structures of polymers and how structure affects performance and properties, will introduce and develop an understanding of transitions in polymers, such as phase transition and melt mixing and end with descriptions of functional materials.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 7
Spanish Language and Culture ILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN4020Full year4Yes

Spanish Language and Culture I

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Martyn Ellis
Overlap: "LAN4021, LAN4025"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 15.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 4: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 5: 35.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Advanced Tissue Engineering and Regenerative MedicineEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM064Semester 17No

Advanced Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tina Chowdhury

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 85.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Advanced Polymer SynthesisEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM797Semester 27No

Advanced Polymer Synthesis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Julien Gautrot

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Research Methods in Mathematical SciencesMathematical SciencesMTH700USemester 17No

Research Methods in Mathematical Sciences

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
Level: 7
Renewable Energy MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM061Semester 27No

Renewable Energy Materials

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joseph Briscoe

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 7
Storing, Manipulating and Visualising DataMathematical SciencesMTH765PSemester 27No

Storing, Manipulating and Visualising Data

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Programming in C++ for FinanceMathematical SciencesMTH790PSemester 17No

Programming in C++ for Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sebastian Del Bano Rollin

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 50.00% Practical
Level: 7
Advanced Derivatives Pricing and Risk ManagementMathematical SciencesMTH787USemester 27No

Advanced Derivatives Pricing and Risk Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Christian Beck

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Storing, Manipulating and Visualising DataMathematical SciencesMTH765PSemester 17No

Storing, Manipulating and Visualising Data

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Primoz Skraba

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Time Series Analysis for BusinessMathematical SciencesMTH783PSemester 27No

Time Series Analysis for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stephen Coad
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take MTH6139P

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Environmental Properties of MaterialsEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM040Semester 17No

Environmental Properties of Materials

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Maria-Magdalena Titirici

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
RelativityMathematical SciencesMTH6132PSemester 26No

Relativity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pau Figueras

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Continuous-time Models in FinanceMathematical SciencesMTH762USemester 27No

Continuous-time Models in Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Alexander Gnedin
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH771U

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
RelativityMathematical SciencesMTH6132Semester 26Yes

Relativity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pau Figueras
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5123

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Financial Mathematics IIMathematical SciencesMTH6155Semester 26No

Financial Mathematics II

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Numerical Computing with C and C++Mathematical SciencesMTH6150PSemester 26No

Numerical Computing with C and C++

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Charalampos Markakis

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
Further Topics in AlgebraMathematical SciencesMTH745PSemester 27No

Further Topics in Algebra

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr John Bray

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Topics in Scientific ComputingMathematical SciencesMTH739PSemester 17No

Topics in Scientific Computing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Charalampos Markakis

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Topics in Scientific ComputingMathematical SciencesMTH739USemester 17No

Topics in Scientific Computing

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Numerical Computing with C and C++Mathematical SciencesMTH6150Semester 26No

Numerical Computing with C and C++

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
Introduction to International RelationsPolitics and International RelationsPOL106ASemester 14Yes

Introduction to International Relations

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Clive Gabay

Description: This module provides an introduction to the study of international relations. Specifically, we focus on four main themes that will allow you to grasp the complexities of the contemporary global order: capitalism, (post)colonialism, security, and development. You will also become acquainted with the analytical tools that are needed to think critically about international relations through these themes: a historical sensibility (i.e. how situations have elements of both continuity and change), an understanding of political-economy (i.e. why the economy is political), an understanding of the security-development nexus (i.e. how the quest for security - freedom from fear -and development - freedom from want -are contentiously linked), and the importance of resistance and "situated knowledges" (i.e. your understanding of international relations might be different depending on where and how you are situated in the world). Empirically, we will explore the Cold War and the post-Cold War global orders - their similarities and differences.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Financial Mathematics IMathematical SciencesMTH6154PSemester 16No

Financial Mathematics I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Dudley Stark

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Time SeriesMathematical SciencesMTH6139PSemester 26No

Time Series

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Time SeriesMathematical SciencesMTH6139Semester 26Yes

Time Series

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Introduction to International RelationsPolitics and International RelationsPOL106Full year4Yes

Introduction to International Relations

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Clive Gabay

Description: This module provides an introduction to the study of international relations. Specifically, we focus on four main themes that will allow you to grasp the complexities of the contemporary global order: capitalism, (post)colonialism, security, and development. You will also become acquainted with the analytical tools that are needed to think critically about international relations through these themes: a historical sensibility (i.e. how situations have elements of both continuity and change), an understanding of political-economy (i.e. why the economy is political), an understanding of the security-development nexus (i.e. how the quest for security - freedom from fear -and development - freedom from want -are contentiously linked), and the importance of resistance and "situated knowledges" (i.e. your understanding of international relations might be different depending on where and how you are situated in the world). Empirically, we will explore the Cold War and the post-Cold War global orders - their similarities and differences.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Advanced Computing in FinanceMathematical SciencesMTH773PSemester 27No

Advanced Computing in Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Michael Phillips

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 50.00% Practical
Level: 7
Advanced Computing in FinanceMathematical SciencesMTH773USemester 27No

Advanced Computing in Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Michael Phillips

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 50.00% Practical
Level: 7
Manufacturing ProcessesEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM713Semester 27No

Manufacturing Processes

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Haixue Yan

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
CompositesEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM730Semester 27No

Composites

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Emiliano Bilotti

Description: The role of composites in modern engineering. Starting from the manufacture of glass fibres, carbon fibres, aramid fibres, polyethylene fibres and extending to the manufacturing of polymers composites using processes including for example resin transfer moulding, compression moulding and pultrusion. In addition to fibre reinforced polymer composites, the module will also consider particulate filled composite materials and high temperature metal matrix composite materials. The module will cover the theory that is used to predict the stiffness and strength of composite components, with emphasis on exploring the roles of the three different components encountered in a composite materials of fibre (filler), matrix and the interface.
Inspection and testing, non-destructive methods: ultrasonic inspection, magnetic inspection, acoustic emission monitoring.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 7
Failure of SolidsEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM025Semester 27No

Failure of Solids

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Wei Tan

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Third Year ProjectMathematical SciencesMTH6138Semester 26No

Third Year Project

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 6
Networking,Enterprising perspectivesMAT_SEF_6_S
Materials Selection in DesignEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM011Semester 17No

Materials Selection in Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof James Busfield

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Continuous-time Models in FinanceMathematical SciencesMTH762PSemester 27No

Continuous-time Models in Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Alexander Gnedin
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH771P

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Trading and Risk Systems DevelopmentMathematical SciencesMTH789USemester 27No

Trading and Risk Systems Development

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pedro Vergel Eleuterio

Description: A preliminary outline of the course contents is as follows:

Part I: Programming skills
- Lesson 1 (2h) Introduction. Trading and risk management system requirements. Typical layout of technology components. Low level/high level coding.
- Lesson 2 (2h) Excel fundamentals. Layout of a sheet. Overview of in-built functions. How to build a basic pricing sheet in Excel.
- Lesson 3 (2h) Source Code repositories. What is a source code repository and why do we need it ? How to use TortoiseSVN. Implications for controls and regulatory processes. The Excel XML format.
- Lesson 4 (2h) Industry strength Excel. Named cells, data validation, maintainability considerations in a production environment, error codes.
- Lesson 5 (2h) VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) Functions. Recording macros. Data types and data scope. ByRef/ByVal. Setting breakpoints and using the debug window.
- Lesson 6 (2h) VBA Subroutines Controls to trigger and manage code execution. Excel as a pure front end for a financial system. Handling error conditions.
- Lesson 7 (2h) VBA Object Oriented Code. Introduction to OOP, the Excel object model, types, classes, property get and set, data validation.
- Lesson 8 (2h) Practical session Building a risk management sheet using Excel/VBA.
- Lesson 9 (2h) Basics of C/C++. Introductory to the basic language features, emphasizing plain C functions, data types etc. Building a basic console EXE application
- Lesson 10 (2h) Basics of C/C++ DLLs. Connecting Excel/VBA to a C/C++ calculator DLL (Dynamically Linked Library).
- Lesson 11 (2h) Practical Session Building a derivatives pricing tool based on an Excel thin front end, VBA middleware and a core calculator in a DLL developed in C/C++.

Part II: The development framework
- Lesson 12 (2h) Low level items Compiled code, C/C++/Assembly language. Binary representation of data. Using Windows kernel C/C++ DLLs.
- Lesson 13 (2h) Impact of bugs. Testing protocols. Static tests, nightly regressions. Peer review. Coding policies.
- Lesson 14 (2h) High performance programming. FPGAs, GPUs, grid computing, multithreading, low level optimizations
- Lesson 15 (2h) Overview of other technologies: Java, COM, Python, .NET, C#, F#

(note that there are some overlaps with other modules, e.g. C++,designed to offer additional support with some more difficult key topics)

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Research Methods in Mathematical SciencesMathematical SciencesMTH700PSemester 17No

Research Methods in Mathematical Sciences

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ian Morris

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
Level: 7
Machine Learning with PythonMathematical SciencesMTH786USemester 17No

Machine Learning with Python

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Martin Benning

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 50.00% Practical
Level: 7
Advanced Derivatives Pricing and Risk ManagementMathematical SciencesMTH787PSemester 27No

Advanced Derivatives Pricing and Risk Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Christian Beck

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Metric Spaces and TopologyMathematical SciencesMTH6127PSemester 26No

Metric Spaces and Topology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Mahdi Godazgar

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
SAS for Business IntelligenceMathematical SciencesMTH782PSemester 27No

SAS for Business Intelligence

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pedro Vergel Eleuterio

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 7
Financial Instruments and MarketsMathematical SciencesMTH761PSemester 17No

Financial Instruments and Markets

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pedro Vergel Eleuterio

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Financial Instruments and MarketsMathematical SciencesMTH761USemester 17No

Financial Instruments and Markets

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pedro Vergel Eleuterio

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Metric Spaces and TopologyMathematical SciencesMTH6127Semester 26Yes

Metric Spaces and Topology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Mahdi Godazgar
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5104

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Financial Mathematics IMathematical SciencesMTH6154Semester 16Yes

Financial Mathematics I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Dudley Stark
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5129

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
Dynamical SystemsMathematical SciencesMTH744USemester 17No

Dynamical Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof David Arrowsmith

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Topics in Probability and Stochastic ProcessesMathematical SciencesMTH734USemester 17No

Topics in Probability and Stochastic Processes

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Alexander Gnedin
Corequisite: Before or while taking this module you must take MTH6141

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Data AnalyticsMathematical SciencesMTH781PSemester 27No

Data Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr James Griffin

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Dynamical SystemsMathematical SciencesMTH744PSemester 17No

Dynamical Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof David Arrowsmith

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Probability and Statistics for Data AnalyticsMathematical SciencesMTH794PSemester 17No

Probability and Statistics for Data Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Neofytos Rodosthenous
Corequisite: Before or while taking this module you must take MTH786P

Description: This module begins by covering some of the essential theoretical notions of probability and the distributions of random variables which underpin statistical methods. It then describes different types of statistical tests of hypotheses and addresses the questions of how to use them and when to use them. This material is essential for applications of statistics in psychology, the life or physical sciences, business or economics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Probability and Statistics for Data AnalyticsMathematical SciencesMTH794PSemester 27No

Probability and Statistics for Data Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr William Yoo
Corequisite: Before or while taking this module you must take MTH786P

Description: This module begins by covering some of the essential theoretical notions of probability and the distributions of random variables which underpin statistical methods. It then describes different types of statistical tests of hypotheses and addresses the questions of how to use them and when to use them. This material is essential for applications of statistics in psychology, the life or physical sciences, business or economics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Complex NetworksMathematical SciencesMTH6142PSemester 26No

Complex Networks

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ginestra Bianconi

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Political AnalysisPolitics and International RelationsPOL105Full year4No

Political Analysis

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Brendan O'Duffy

Description: This module serves as an introduction to a politics degree and the ideas, skills, methods and knowledge required to succeed in your studies of politics. You will be trained in a range of study and research skills, from enhancing your ability to write analytically to learning how to interpret a wide variety of political texts. You will also have the opportunity to interact with your personal tutor and conduct a small, independent research project. The module is taught through lectures and seminars, as well as through direct contact with your personal advisor.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Social-Environmental Influences on Mental Health and Well-BeingBiological and Chemical SciencesPSY704PSemester 27No

Social-Environmental Influences on Mental Health and Well-Being

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Michael Pluess

Description: This module investigates the role of social and environmental factors on psychopathology and psychological wellbeing across the life span. Prenatal influences, the immediate social context (i.e., parenting, family structure), the socio-economic context, the wider social context (i.e., neighbourhood quality, green spaces), adverse life events such as exposure to war and displacement, as well as cultural factors, will be covered. This module will also have an applied perspective: reviewing social and environmental interventions that have been developed to address adverse mental health outcomes and promote positive development.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
MSci ProjectMathematical SciencesMTH717UFull year7No

MSci Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Mira Shamis

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Complex NetworksMathematical SciencesMTH6142Semester 26Yes

Complex Networks

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ginestra Bianconi

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Third Year ProjectMathematical SciencesMTH6138Semester 16No

Third Year Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ginestra Bianconi
Overlap: Must not take other projects
Prerequisite: Student and SMS staff to contact lecturer

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 6
Networking,Enterprising perspectivesMAT_SEF_6_S
Project DissertationMathematical SciencesMTHM038Full year7No

Project Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Alexander Gnedin

Description: Each MSc Mathematics student is required to complete a 60 credit project dissertation. A student must find a potential supervisor and fill out an MSc Mathematics Project Approval Form by the end of Semester B. The supervisor and project must be approved by the MSc Mathematics Exam Board Chair, in consultation with the MSc Mathematics Programme Director, and the process for this, which may involve an interview with the student, takes place as approval forms are submitted.

A typical MSc project dissertation consists of about 30 word-processed pages, securely bound, covering a specific research-level topic in mathematics or statistics, usually requiring the student to understand, explain and elaborate on results from one or more journal articles. An MSc project may also involve computation. An MSc project should help prepare a good student for PhD research and even allow an excellent student the possibility of doing some research.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
DissertationEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM004Full year7No

Dissertation

Credits: 105.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Briggs

Description: A 105 credit project specific to MRes programmes of study. The project is undertaken over a full calendar year and researches a materials topic in depth and is associated with an academic staff member's research.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Science of BiocompatibilityEngineering and Materials ScienceMTRM312Semester 26No

Science of Biocompatibility

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Karin Hing

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 4: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Effective and Efficient EvaluationSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH7112Semester 27No

Effective and Efficient Evaluation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Sandra Eldridge

Description: The module will introduce learners to principles of effective and efficient evaluation, exploring different uses of health data in evaluation, for example in recruitment, or to measure outcomes. It will cover research designs that use health data or can be conducted within health data, including cluster-randomised trials, stepped-wedge designs, trials-within-cohorts/registries, interrupted-time-series. The role of devices such as wearables or mobile phone apps in evaluation, cost-effective analyses, use of qualitative methods, and ethics of evaluation will also be covered.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Health Data in PracticeSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH7111Semester 17No

Health Data in Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Carol Dezateux

Description: The module provides an introduction to health data in practice with a focus on health care delivery challenges and patient and population health outcomes from an interdisciplinary perspective. It will provide students with a grounding in legal and ethical frameworks governing health data access and use, and the role of patient, health professional and public engagement for delivering the full potential of health data sciences for public benefit.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Machine Learning with PythonMathematical SciencesMTH786PFull year7No

Machine Learning with Python

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Martin Benning

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 50.00% Practical
Level: 7
Research, Evidence and PolicySchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH7108Semester 17No

Research, Evidence and Policy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Giuliano Russo

Description: The module provides an introduction to the philosophy of science and debates about the nature of data and evidence from a public policy and applied public health perspective. It will use case studies to demonstrate the limitations of evidence, and to debunk the common misconception that there is a universal hierarchy of evidence. Instead, it will describe how different methods and different types of evidence are required to answer different policy questions.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Research, Evidence and PolicySchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH7108Full year7No

Research, Evidence and Policy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Giuliano Russo

Description: The module provides an introduction to the philosophy of science and debates about the nature of data and evidence from a public policy and applied public health perspective. It will use case studies to demonstrate the limitations of evidence, and to debunk the common misconception that there is a universal hierarchy of evidence. Instead, it will describe how different methods and different types of evidence are required to answer different policy questions.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Programming for Business AnalyticsMathematical SciencesMTH785PSemester 17No

Programming for Business Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sebastian Del Bano Rollin

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 7
Machine Learning with PythonMathematical SciencesMTH786PSemester 17No

Machine Learning with Python

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Martin Benning

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 50.00% Practical
Level: 7
Coding TheoryMathematical SciencesMTH6108Semester 26Yes

Coding Theory

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
Data AnalyticsMathematical SciencesMTH781PSemester 17No

Data Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Adrian Baule

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Project DissertationMathematical SciencesMTHM038Full year7No

Project Dissertation

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Alexander Gnedin

Description: Each MSc Mathematics student is required to complete a 60 credit project dissertation. A student must find a potential supervisor and fill out an MSc Mathematics Project Approval Form by the end of Semester B. The supervisor and project must be approved by the MSc Mathematics Exam Board Chair, in consultation with the MSc Mathematics Programme Director, and the process for this, which may involve an interview with the student, takes place as approval forms are submitted.

A typical MSc project dissertation consists of about 30 word-processed pages, securely bound, covering a specific research-level topic in mathematics or statistics, usually requiring the student to understand, explain and elaborate on results from one or more journal articles. An MSc project may also involve computation. An MSc project should help prepare a good student for PhD research and even allow an excellent student the possibility of doing some research.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Graphs and NetworksMathematical SciencesMTH750USemester 27No

Graphs and Networks

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mykhailo Poplavskyi

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
French Language and Culture IILanguages Linguistics and FilmLAN5015Full year5No

French Language and Culture II

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Mr Philip France
Overlap: "LAN5010, LAN5016"
Prerequisite: LAN4010/LAN4015 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: The module is suitable for students with a lower Intermediate level (CEFR level A2) in French.
Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency and accuracy in both media. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal comfortably, confidently and competently at an intermediate level with the language required to cope effectively with a range of circumstances and situations.
In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus framework which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at B2 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike.
The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.
By the end of the module, students will be able to read more complex and challenging texts in French (particularly related to current affairs), they will also be able to understand longer and more challenging spoken texts and have a general discussion about a variety of topics at an intermediate level.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Partial Differential EquationsMathematical SciencesMTH6151PSemester 16No

Partial Differential Equations

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Juan Antonio Valiente Kroon

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarityMAT_SEF_6_S
Complex SystemsMathematical SciencesMTH743USemester 27No

Complex Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Christian Beck

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Topics in Probability and Stochastic ProcessesMathematical SciencesMTH712PSemester 17No

Topics in Probability and Stochastic Processes

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Olga Iziumtseva

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Complex SystemsMathematical SciencesMTH743PSemester 27No

Complex Systems

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Christian Beck

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
French Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4116Full year4No

French Language and Culture I (a)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Miss Silvia Lodi
Overlap: "LAN4011, LAN4016, LAN4111"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 4: 30.00% Practical
Level: 4
Random ProcessesMathematical SciencesMTH6141PSemester 16No

Random Processes

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Alexander Sodin

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Statistical Modelling IIMathematical SciencesMTH6134PSemester 16No

Statistical Modelling II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stephen Coad

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Random ProcessesMathematical SciencesMTH6141Semester 16Yes

Random Processes

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Alexander Sodin
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take MTH5129

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Spanish Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4023Semester 24Yes

Spanish Language and Culture I (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: "LAN4021, LAN4026"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is available under the 'QMUL Model'. It is designed for students who have an interest in Spanish Language and Cultures. The module emphasises the global importance of Spanish language and Spanish speaking cultures and is intended for beginner learners. It develops the ability of students to operate practically and effectively in the target language and it is highly suitable for students following the QMUL Model. The QMUL Model builds on the existing QMUL Graduate Attributes, which include an aspiration that QM graduates should 'be able to operate in more than one language' alongside the aspiration to optimize the employability of our graduates. The challenge of learning a language develops the greater cultural and political awareness, which is a crucial aspect of being an educated `global citizen'. The overall aims for this Module are to help students to develop a sound foundation in Spanish language alongside an ability to communicate in a confident and competent manner. The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic listening and reading material against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Spanish Language and Culture I (b)Languages Linguistics and FilmLAN4022Semester 24Yes

Spanish Language and Culture I (b)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Rosa Martin
Overlap: "LAN4020, LAN4027"
Prerequisite: LAN4021/LAN4026 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: Designed for students who have an interest in Spanish Language and Cultures. The module emphasises the global importance of Spanish language and Spanish speaking cultures and is intended for students with a basic user knowledge of the language. It develops the ability of students to o