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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
Getting Started in Geographical and Environmental ResearchGeographyGEG4210Semester 24No

Getting Started in Geographical and Environmental Research

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Simon Lewis

Description: This compulsory module provides training in key research methods for physical geography and environmental science, complementing knowledge and skills acquired in GEG4004 Research Methods for Geographers & Environmental Scientists. This will include practice in laboratory and field techniques, as well as data analysis and interpretation, digital cartography and reporting skills, delivered through lectures and practical work (field, lab, computer) and a non-residential field course. It provides a foundation for level 5 methods modules (GEG5214,GEG5213,GEG5212) and for the level 6 independent research project.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Earth Surface ScienceGeographyGEG4209Semester 14Yes

Earth Surface Science

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stephen Taylor

Description: What makes planet Earth so remarkable? Our planet is shaped by many interacting environmental systems operating from atomic through to global scales. Understanding the science of these systems is central to developing an advanced knowledge of the physical environment. This module explores fundamental Earth surface systems (e.g. tectonics, atmosphere & oceans, landscape development, climate change), focusing on core concepts, processes, their significance within a broader environmental context and their relevance to the human species.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 4
Non-Communicable DiseasesSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH5001Semester 15No

Non-Communicable Diseases

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Valentina Gallo

Description: After an overview of epidemiology and global burden of non-communicable disease, the module considers disease case studies such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, smoking, lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease, breast cancer and screening, and cervical cancer.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Communicable DiseasesSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH5000Semester 15No

Communicable Diseases

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Heather Mcmullen

Description: The module will commence by considering epidemiology and global burden of communicable disease. It will go on to take specific examples - HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, flu and pandemic flu, food poisoning and outbreak management, and vaccine-preventable diseases.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Introduction to Politics and International Relations 2: Application and AnalysisLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP6018Semester 26No

Introduction to Politics and International Relations 2: Application and Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Alexander Blanchard
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFP6017
Corequisite: IFP6000

Description: This module introduces students to the study of international politics. The main objective of this course is to offer a comprehensive and critical overview of politics on a global scale. Having taken International Politics 1: ideas and concepts, students will build upon and apply their knowledge to case studies. The course will survey a range of topics including war, conflict, peace and intervention; the global economy; security studies and the environment. This module will also pay close attention to understanding how historical legacies continue to shape current global issues.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Contemporary Issues in Business and ManagementLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP6010Semester 26No

Contemporary Issues in Business and Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Berlin Asong
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFP6009
Corequisite: IFP6000

Description: The module builds on IFP/IFJ6009 Introduction to Business and Management by developing students' analytical and problem solving skills, through the examination of challenging contemporary issues within Business. Students will analyse and comment on Business issues in essays, reports and presentations to the level that will lead to potential success on a range of masters degree programmes in the School of Business and Management.

Students will also be taken on external visits to encourage the application of theoretical knowledge in real life situations.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Introduction to Business and ManagementLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP6009Semester 16No

Introduction to Business and Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Berlin Asong
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP6000

Description: The module provides students an appreciation of the operations of organisations and functions of management. It introduces students to principles and models of and developments in management. The module explores the behaviour of organisations and their interactions with the industry, national and global environments.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
FinanceLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP6008Semester 26No

Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr George Makedonis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFP6007
Corequisite: IFP6000

Description: This module will introduce students to the basic principles of finance and investment. Finance is essentially about pricing, but the essentials of corporate and international finance will also be covered. There will be an introduction to the theory of financial markets and their regulation, and a brief look at the concept of market efficiency. However, most of the focus will be concentrated on the relationship between risk and return, the principles behind portfolio evaluation, the behaviour of asset prices and the role of institutions and trading systems in modern financial markets.

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: 6
Arabic Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmIFP4051Semester 14No

Arabic Language and Culture I (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Josef Mueller
Overlap: "LAN4051, LAN4050"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP3000

Description: The module is suitable for beginners in Arabic.
Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency and accuracy. The overall desired outcome is for learners to acquire a basic level of the language to cope effectively with a range of commonly occurring 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 built around written and audio texts and tasks, designed to develop and 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 Arabic, and they will also be able to understand simple spoken texts and have a basic general discussion about a variety of topics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 4: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 4
Japanese Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmIFP4041Semester 13No

Japanese Language and Culture I (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Hiroko Mori
Overlap: LAN4041
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP3000

Description: The module is suitable for beginners in Japanese.

Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency and accuracy in both media. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal comfortably, confidently and competently at a basic level with the language required to cope effectively with a range of circumstances and situations.

In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus framework which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at A1 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike.
The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.

By the end of the module, students will be able to read simple texts in Japanese, they will also be able to understand simple spoken texts and have a basic general discussion about a variety of topics. They will learn the Hiragana and Katakana scripts and around 30 kanji (Chinese characters).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 35.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 30.00% Practical
Level: 3
French I IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE4202ASemester 14Yes

French I Intensive

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elsa Petit
Overlap: "FRE4200A, FRE4205"
Prerequisite: A-Level or a knowledge of French equivalent to CEFRL Level B1
Corequisite: None

Description: The module is aimed at associate students who hold GCSE in French language (or equivalent). The module entry level is A2 (Common European Framework of Reference for languages) and its exit level is A2+/B1. The module has been designed to provide students with a sound knowledge of essential French 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 French 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 tutorials and mixed-skills classes.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Practical
Level: 4
French I IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE4202Full year4Yes

French I Intensive

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Elsa Petit
Overlap: "FRE4200, FRE4204"
Prerequisite: GCSE French or knowledge of French equivalent to CEFRL level A2
Corequisite: None

Description: The module is aimed at students who hold a GCSE (or the equivalent level) in French language. It is intended primarily for students studying French as part of their degree (whether single honours or joint honours) and for other Queen Mary students following programmes within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences who want to study French language. The module entry level is A2 (Common European Framework of Reference for languages) and its exit level is B1/B1+. The module has been designed to provide students with a sound knowledge of essential French 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 French 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 tutorials and mixed-skills classes.

French I Intensive will be offered as a level 4 core module to 1st year post-GCSE students (or students with the equivalent level in French as assessed by the French language coordinator) taking single or joint Honours programmes in French.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Introduction to Politics and International Relations 1: Ideas and ConceptsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP6017Semester 16No

Introduction to Politics and International Relations 1: Ideas and Concepts

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Alexander Blanchard
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP6000

Description: This module introduces students, who may not have English as their first language, to modern political ideas and to international relations. It examines general issues such as: What is politics about? Why and how do we study Politics? What kinds of ideas and institutions is politics concerned with? It examines key concepts which inform political debate and the historical development of such key concepts. Political ideas and concepts to be studied include the state, the nation, race, ideologies, citizenship and democracy. Students will also examine key political ideologies in detail. Ideologies to be studied will include Marxism, feminism, liberalism, conservatism and socialism.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Applied Mathematics for BusinessLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3016Semester 13No

Applied Mathematics for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elmina Homapour
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP3000

Description: Pure mathematics for economics provides students with a comprehensive preparation in basic pure mathematics skills needed for an undergraduate degree in Accounting, Business and Management or related field. The mathematics course focuses on the development of pure mathematics skills required for success on any Business degree. These include: algebra, simultaneous equations, quadratic equations, differential calculus, integration and partial derivatives. Each week, there will be a lecture and a seminar. Students will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work. Before each session, students will be asked to read from pre-specified chapters of the essential reading textbook.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 70.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 3
Introduction to American LiteratureLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3008Semester 23No

Introduction to American Literature

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Latham
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFP3007
Corequisite: IFP3020

Description: The module provides students with opportunities to develop textual analysis skills within different literary forms and styles. It provides an introduction to:

- The twentieth-century American short story, including stories by Sherwood Anderson, Ernest Hemingway, Edith Wharton, Dorothy Parker, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Tennessee Williams, John Cheever, Richard Yates, Joyce Carol Oates, Grace Paley, Alice Walker, Raymond Carver, Jayne Anne Phillips, Ann Beattie, Don DeLillo, A.M. Homes, Lorrie Moore and Eric Puchner.
- Early to late twentieth-century fiction including novels by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nathanael West, Carson McCullers, J.D. Salinger,Saul Bellow, John Updike, Jay McInerney, Bret Easton Ellis, Anne Tyler and E. Annie Proulx.

Each week, there will be a lecture together with a seminar. Students will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work and whole class discussion. Before each session, students will be asked to read a handout and an academic critique on the primary text(s) to prepare for the lecture and the seminar.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
Level: 3
Introduction to English LiteratureLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3007Semester 13No

Introduction to English Literature

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Latham
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP3000

Description: The module provides students with opportunities to develop textual analysis skills within different literary forms and styles. It provides an introduction to some of the most important British writers, novels, short stories and poetry from mid nineteenth to mid twentieth century, including works by Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, T.S. Eliot, Ford Maddox Ford, Jean Rhys, George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, L.P. Hartley and J.G. Ballard.
Each week, there will be a lecture together with a seminar. Students will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work and whole class discussion. Before each session, students will be asked to read a handout and an academic critique on the primary text(s) to prepare for the lecture and the seminar.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Practical
Level: 3
Introduction to Politics and International Relations 2: Application and AnalysisLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ6018Semester 36No

Introduction to Politics and International Relations 2: Application and Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nageena Frost
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFJ6017
Corequisite: IFJ6000

Description: This module introduces students to the study of international politics. The main objective of this course is to offer a comprehensive and critical overview of politics on a global scale. Having taken International Politics 1: ideas and concepts, students will build upon and apply their knowledge to case studies. The course will survey a range of topics including war, conflict, peace and intervention; the global economy; security studies and the environment. This module will also pay close attention to understanding how historical legacies continue to shape current global issues.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Introduction to Politics and International Relations 1: Ideas and ConceptsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ6017Semester 26No

Introduction to Politics and International Relations 1: Ideas and Concepts

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Alexander Blanchard
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFJ6000

Description: This module introduces students, who may not have English as their first language, to modern political ideas and to international relations. It examines general issues such as: What is politics about? Why and how do we study Politics? What kinds of ideas and institutions is politics concerned with? It examines key concepts which inform political debate and the historical development of such key concepts. Political ideas and concepts to be studied include the state, the nation, race, ideologies, citizenship and democracy. Students will also examine key political ideologies in detail. Ideologies to be studied will include Marxism, feminism, liberalism, conservatism and socialism.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Contemporary Issues in Business and ManagementLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ6010Semester 36No

Contemporary Issues in Business and Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Berlin Asong
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFJ6009
Corequisite: IFJ6000

Description: The module builds on IFP/IFJ6009 Introduction to Business and Management by developing students' analytical and problem solving skills, through the examination of challenging contemporary issues within Business. Students will analyse and comment on Business issues in essays, reports and presentations to the level that will lead to potential success on a range of masters degree programmes in the School of Business and Management.

Students will also be taken on external visits to encourage the application of theoretical knowledge in real life situations.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Introduction to Business and ManagementLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ6009Semester 26No

Introduction to Business and Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Berlin Asong
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFJ6000

Description: The module provides students an appreciation of the operations of organisations and functions of management. It introduces students to principles and models of and developments in management. The module explores the behaviour of organisations and their interactions with the industry, national and global environments.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
FinanceLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ6008Semester 36No

Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr George Makedonis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFJ6007
Corequisite: IFJ6000

Description: This module will introduce students to the basic principles of finance and investment. Finance is essentially about pricing, but the essentials of corporate and international finance will also be covered. There will be an introduction to the theory of financial markets and their regulation, and a brief look at the concept of market efficiency. However, most of the focus will be concentrated on the relationship between risk and return, the principles behind portfolio evaluation, the behaviour of asset prices and the role of institutions and trading systems in modern financial markets.

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: 6
Introduction to Business and ManagementLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3015Semester 13No

Introduction to Business and Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mrs Deborah Hamer-Acquaah
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP3000

Description: The module provides students with opportunities to understand and apply key business theory and concepts to a variety of contemporary organizations. It provides an introduction to some of the key topics and areas of business including Leadership and Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, I.T., the Internal and External Business Environment, Strategy, Operations Management and Project Management.

Each week, there will be a lecture and a seminar. Students will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work, discussion, presentation and completion of case studies. Before each session, students will be asked to read an article, news item or academic critique on the relevant topic to prepare for the lecture and the seminar.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
Level: 3
The History of the UK from 1900 to 1955Languages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3023Semester 23No

The History of the UK from 1900 to 1955

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jack Mcgowan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFJ3000

Description: This module is a broad survey of the history of the UK from the beginning of the twentieth century to 1955. It examines key political, economic, ideological, diplomatic and military events and developments during the period.

In addition, the module will help students develop skills in interpreting and assessing evidence, and in effective writing and oral presentation. To this end, two weeks of the module address issues of research and methodology specific to the academic discipline of History. This developmental approach will assist students in the successful completion of the module assessments, while also preparing students for the assessment demands of module IFP/IFJ3024 The History of the UK since 1956.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 3
Introduction to Business and ManagementLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3015Semester 23No

Introduction to Business and Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mrs Deborah Hamer-Acquaah
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFJ3000

Description: The module provides students with opportunities to understand and apply key business theory and concepts to a variety of contemporary organizations. It provides an introduction to some of the key topics and areas of business including Leadership and Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, I.T., the Internal and External Business Environment, Strategy, Operations Management and Project Management.

Each week, there will be a lecture and a seminar. Students will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work, discussion, presentation and completion of case studies. Before each session, students will be asked to read an article, news item or academic critique on the relevant topic to prepare for the lecture and the seminar.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
Level: 3
MacroeconomicsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3014Semester 33No

Macroeconomics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr George Makedonis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFJ3013
Corequisite: IFJ3020

Description: Macroeconomics studies the interaction of different parts of the economy. It stresses broad aggregates, such as the total demand for goods by households or total spending on machinery and building by firms. The full attention, however, will be on the big picture that is the big issues that affect the economy - growth, inflation, unemployment, fluctuations and crises.

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: 3
Introduction to English LiteratureLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3007Semester 23No

Introduction to English Literature

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Latham
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFJ3000

Description: The module provides students with opportunities to develop textual analysis skills within different literary forms and styles. It provides an introduction to some of the most important British writers, novels, short stories and poetry from mid nineteenth to mid twentieth century, including works by Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, T.S. Eliot, Ford Maddox Ford, Jean Rhys, George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, L.P. Hartley and J.G. Ballard.
Each week, there will be a lecture together with a seminar. Students will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work and whole class discussion. Before each session, students will be asked to read a handout and an academic critique on the primary text(s) to prepare for the lecture and the seminar.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Practical
Level: 3
The Human Geography of LondonLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3006Semester 33No

The Human Geography of London

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jill Fenton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFJ3005
Corequisite: IFJ3020

Description: On the front cover of this module outline is a montage of photographs of Stratford in East London, the former location of the London Olympic Games 2012. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, as it is now known, is located very near to Queen Mary University of London and in a town where people live, work, attend school and college, worship, shop and conduct their daily lives. Improving the local economy of a very poor part of London was one of the major reasons why the Olympic Park was constructed in Stratford, to generate employment, more housing and enable young people living there to have more access to sport and leisure facilities; the idea was to raise a poorer neighbourhood socially and economically. Human Geography is concerned about this kind of aspiration for neighbourhoods, its research being focused particularly on issues of inequality. The fact that the former London Olympic Park is situated in one of the most multicultural parts of London is also of significance to Human Geographers, not just with regard to their livelihoods but also their culture. Human Geography is the study of people, places and plans.In this second semester, in relation to London as a city, we apply some of the geographies we learned in the first semester and we explore other geographies that will enable us to understand London's global connections as well as our experiencing of London. For example, in Weeks 9 and 10, we examine the contribution of migrants to London especially as a hidden work force. During the semester, there are four virtual field studies: in Week 3, a walk in Brick Lane where we explore this area's history of migration over three hundred years and the signs of changes that suggest new urban mobilities; in Week 6, a walk in Stratford to consider there the regeneration legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games; in Week 11, a walk in the City of London where we learn about the Great Recession of 2008 and its impact on London's economy; in Week 12, a walk around Trafalgar Square to consider previous historic themes of the module as they relate to this space as well as political and cultural themes that the Square resonates. Through these virtual field studies students learn about the London that is often invisible to the tourist eye.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
English Language and Study SkillsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3000Semester 23No

English Language and Study Skills

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

Description: This module will introduce students to UK academic culture, and help them acquire the linguistic and academic skills (both oral and written) that will provide a foundation for future success on an undergraduate degree programme. It will help them produce work of the requisite linguistic and academic standard for undergraduate study, focusing in particular on linguistic (syntactic and grammatical) patterns and use of synonymy in academic writing, and cohesion and coherence in essays, with assessment through both course work and exam. Students will write a timed exam essay of 500-600 words and a longer 1500 word Extended Essay as course work within a standard Humanities and Social Sciences framework. The module will include a Portfolio as course work which provides the opportunity for reflection and review/redrafting of writing . Regular formative feedback on writing produced on the module will be imperative in ensuring learning outcomes.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
Research Project in Gastro-Intestinal ScienceSchool of Medicine and DentistryICMM947Full year7No

Research Project in Gastro-Intestinal Science

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Nick Croft

Description: This module provides a thorough training in research methods, including original research leading to submission of a dissertation and presentation of the data. These skills are generic for any type of research work, and include background research, planning methods, practical work to collect data, analysis and presentation of the data, and defending the research in a viva.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70.00% Dissertation
  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
Level: 7
Neurogastroenterology: Advanced Functional Gastro-Intestinal DiseasesSchool of Medicine and DentistryICMM936Semester 27No

Neurogastroenterology: Advanced Functional Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Daniel Sifrim

Description: This is an advanced course in the field of neurogastroenterology including the application of basic science and research to the problems seen in the clinics. Part of the module includes teaching and experience of complex diagnostic techniques within a GI physiology unit, such as oesophageal and small bowel manometry, high-resolution manometry, impedance, nuclear medicine techniques etc.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Adult Gastro-Intestinal Diseases: Luminal DiseasesSchool of Medicine and DentistryICMM935Semester 27No

Adult Gastro-Intestinal Diseases: Luminal Diseases

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Parveen Kumar

Description: This is a comprehensive course on all aspects of adult luminal gastroenterology, excluding functional gastrointestinal diseases. There is a focus on research and science underpinning this speciality.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Human Rights and Public HealthSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH6004Semester 26No

Human Rights and Public Health

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Daniel Wang

Description: This module will introduce students to the core concepts and theories of international human rights law, ethics and policy that underpin contemporary global healthcare ethics and international public health practice. Particular attention is paid to: the legal normative basis of human rights and health; the interaction between the protection/promotion of public health and the protection/promotion of human rights; the international cooperative frameworks for health and human rights; the ethical debates around the human rights framework in general and specific case studies in health and human rights; and the institutional, economic and political challenges faced by health and human rights worldwide.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 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
  • Item 6: 1.50% Assessed Coursework
  • 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: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 12: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Dissertation: Global Public Health and Primary CareSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH6003Full year6No

Dissertation: Global Public Health and Primary Care

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof David Mccoy

Description: This core module on the BSc Global Public Health and Primary Care offers students the opportunity to pursue a topic of interest in depth and produce a critical and scholarly review of the literature. Students will select a project from a range on offer, mostly from supervisors in the Centre for Public Health and Primary Care, though some from other Institutes with QMUL may be available. Students may be allowed to devise their own project, and/or include analysis of raw data, through discussion with a supervisor. Projects will be supported by a series of seminars covering critical evaluation, literature searching, presentation and writing skills. Students will acquire skills in developing, planning, organising and focusing a project as they work on a one to one basis with their supervisor. They will also acquire skills in searching, critically appraising, summarising and synthesising the literature.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 6
Globalisation and Contemporary Medical EthicsSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH6002Semester 26Yes

Globalisation and Contemporary Medical Ethics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amos Miran Epstein

Description: The module will take the student on a journey through seven major areas of contemporary medical ethics: (i)consent and consensus, (ii) medical confidentiality, (iii) the discourse on distributive justice, (iv) human and animal research ethics, (v) end-of-life ethics, (vi)transplant ethics, (vii)reproductive ethics. The introductory presentation of each of these topics will be followed by a critical discussion on their possible history and on the theoretical and practical implications of the competing conclusions.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
EconomicsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP6007Semester 16No

Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr George Makedonis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP6000

Description: This module will equip students with the standard methods and analytical tools of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, with emphasis on the relationship between the decisions of individual agents, the operation of markets and the general state of the economy. The microeconomics component will analyse the nature of competition a firm faces, the type of industry in which it operates, the prices of its inputs, while the macroeconomics one will focus on growth, inflation, unemployment, fluctuations and crises.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 4: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 6
Topics in EconometricsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP6006Semester 26No

Topics in Econometrics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Zeenat Soobedar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFP6005
Corequisite: IFP6000

Description: Topics to Econometrics will extend the student's knowledge of regression analysis to topics in time series, panel data analysis and instrumental variables. The methods taught in this module are employed in the economics, finance and many social science disciplines. The level of mathematical treatment is equivalent to that covered on an undergraduate advanced applied econometrics course. As an applied course we will not dwell upon derivations but focus on using regression analysis. The module will provide a solid base in applied econometrics, enabling the student to become a competent user of time series regression analysis.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Spanish Language and Culture I (a)Languages Linguistics and FilmIFP4021Semester 13No

Spanish Language and Culture I (a)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Martyn Ellis
Overlap: LAN4021
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP3000

Description: The module is suitable for beginners in Spanish.

Students are exposed to listening and reading items to develop their understanding, and they are involved in speaking and writing activities designed to develop their fluency and accuracy in both media. The overall desired outcome is for learners to deal comfortably, confidently and competently at a basic level with the language required to cope effectively with a range of circumstances and situations.

In order to do this, the course is based on a syllabus framework which reflects the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) descriptors at A1 level. These descriptors describe levels of language proficiency in such a way as to be easily understood by the layperson and specialist alike.
The syllabus is liberally supplemented with authentic and original recorded and textual material, designed to enhance the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing against a backdrop of a carefully designed and progressive grammar syllabus.

By the end of the module, students will be able to read simple texts in Spanish, they will also be able to understand simple spoken texts and have a basic general discussion about a variety of topics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 35.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 30.00% Practical
Level: 3
Finance and Economics Independent Research ProjectLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP6014Semester 26No

Finance and Economics Independent Research Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Jennefer Brown
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFP6013
Corequisite: IFP6000

Description: This module will provide students with the background knowledge and skills needed for the successful completion of a piece of empirical research in the field of Finance & Economics. Students will build upon skills and knowledge learnt in IFP/IFJ6013 by choosing their conceptual framework, building and testing their model and their writing up their findings in a 5,000 word report. The module is a collaborative module and students will be taught by members of staff from SLLF and from SEF . Students will be assessed by coursework only, consisting of a 5,000 word written report and a 10 minute individual presentation. Marks will be allocated by tutors in both schools, although more of the assessment weighting will be awarded by SLLF, the host school. Students will be provided with regular formative feedback in the form of tutorials.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
Level: 6
MacroeconomicsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3014Semester 23No

Macroeconomics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr George Makedonis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFP3013
Corequisite: IFP3020

Description: Macroeconomics studies the interaction of different parts of the economy. It stresses broad aggregates, such as the total demand for goods by households or total spending on machinery and building by firms. The full attention, however, will be on the big picture that is the big issues that affect the economy - growth, inflation, unemployment, fluctuations and crises.

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: 3
The Human Geography of LondonLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3006Semester 23No

The Human Geography of London

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jill Fenton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFP3005
Corequisite: IFP3020

Description: On the front cover of this module outline is a montage of photographs of Stratford in East London, the former location of the London Olympic Games 2012. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, as it is now known, is located very near to Queen Mary University of London and in a town where people live, work, attend school and college, worship, shop and conduct their daily lives. Improving the local economy of a very poor part of London was one of the major reasons why the Olympic Park was constructed in Stratford, to generate employment, more housing and enable young people living there to have more access to sport and leisure facilities; the idea was to raise a poorer neighbourhood socially and economically. Human Geography is concerned about this kind of aspiration for neighbourhoods, its research being focused particularly on issues of inequality. The fact that the former London Olympic Park is situated in one of the most multicultural parts of London is also of significance to Human Geographers, not just with regard to their livelihoods but also their culture. Human Geography is the study of people, places and plans.In this second semester, in relation to London as a city, we apply some of the geographies we learned in the first semester and we explore other geographies that will enable us to understand London's global connections as well as our experiencing of London. For example, in Weeks 9 and 10, we examine the contribution of migrants to London especially as a hidden work force. During the semester, there are four virtual field studies: in Week 3, a walk in Brick Lane where we explore this area's history of migration over three hundred years and the signs of changes that suggest new urban mobilities; in Week 6, a walk in Stratford to consider there the regeneration legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games; in Week 11, a walk in the City of London where we learn about the Great Recession of 2008 and its impact on London's economy; in Week 12, a walk around Trafalgar Square to consider previous historic themes of the module as they relate to this space as well as political and cultural themes that the Square resonates. Through these virtual field studies students learn about the London that is often invisible to the tourist eye.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
EconomicsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ6007Semester 26No

Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr George Makedonis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFJ6000

Description: This module will equip students with the standard methods and analytical tools of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, with emphasis on the relationship between the decisions of individual agents, the operation of markets and the general state of the economy. The microeconomics component will analyse the nature of competition a firm faces, the type of industry in which it operates, the prices of its inputs, while the macroeconomics one will focus on growth, inflation, unemployment, fluctuations and crises.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 4: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 6
Topics in EconometricsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ6006Semester 36No

Topics in Econometrics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFJ6005
Corequisite: IFJ6000

Description: Topics to Econometrics will extend the student's knowledge of regression analysis to topics in time series, panel data analysis and instrumental variables. The methods taught in this module are employed in the economics, finance and many social science disciplines. The level of mathematical treatment is equivalent to that covered on an undergraduate advanced applied econometrics course. As an applied course we will not dwell upon derivations but focus on using regression analysis. The module will provide a solid base in applied econometrics, enabling the student to become a competent user of time series regression analysis.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 70.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Independent Study ProjectLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3020Semester 33No

Independent Study Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Latham
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFJ3000
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will provide students with an understanding of UK academic culture, and help them develop the linguistic, analytic and argumentative skills, in both written and spoken work, necessary to succeed on an undergraduate degree programme. It will help them produce linguistically sophisticated work which demonstrates a clear line of argumentation. The students will produce a research-based Independent Study Project essay of 3000 words within a standard Humanities and Social Sciences framework. This will be a developmental project, with both formative and summative assessment through a portfolio (including research proposal, annotated bibliography, essay plan, and reflective writing), an oral presentation of the project, and a final draft of the essay. The students will be encouraged to employ strategies to reflect on their writing and its effectiveness. Regular formative feedback on writing produced on the module will be imperative in ensuring learning outcomes.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
MicroeconomicsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3013Semester 13No

Microeconomics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr George Makedonis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP3000

Description: Microeconomics studies in detail the demand behaviour of consumers and the supply contact of producers, showing how markets work and why different markets exhibit different forms of performance. It analyses the external environment in which a firm operates that is the nature of competition it faces, the type of industry in which it operates, the prices of its inputs, the general state of the economy and the global environment, and how consumers respond to all these inputs.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 3
Statistics for EconomicsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3012Semester 33No

Statistics for Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elmina Homapour
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFJ3011
Corequisite: IFJ3020

Description: Statistics for economics provides students with a comprehensive preparation in basic statistics skills needed for an undergraduate degree in Economics or related field. The statistics course focuses on the development of statistics skills required for success on any economics degree. These include: measures of the centre, spread, skewness and kurtosis of a distribution, probability and probability distributions (binomial, poisson and normal).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 70.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 3
MicroeconomicsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3013Semester 23No

Microeconomics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elmina Homapour
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFJ3000

Description: Microeconomics studies in detail the demand behaviour of consumers and the supply contact of producers, showing how markets work and why different markets exhibit different forms of performance. It analyses the external environment in which a firm operates that is the nature of competition it faces, the type of industry in which it operates, the prices of its inputs, the general state of the economy and the global environment, and how consumers respond to all these inputs.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 3
Pure Mathematics for EconomicsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3011Semester 23No

Pure Mathematics for Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elmina Homapour
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFJ3000

Description: Pure mathematics for economics provides students with a comprehensive preparation in basic pure mathematics skills needed for an undergraduate degree in Economics or related field. The mathematics course focuses on the development of pure mathematics skills required for success on any economics degree. These include: algebra, simultaneous equations, quadratic equations, differential calculus, integration and partial derivatives.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 70.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 3
Finance and Economics Independent Research ProjectLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ6014Semester 36No

Finance and Economics Independent Research Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Jennefer Brown
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFJ6013
Corequisite: IFJ6000

Description: This module will provide students with the background knowledge and skills needed for the successful completion of a piece of empirical research in the field of Finance & Economics. Students will build upon skills and knowledge learnt in IFP/IFJ6013 by choosing their conceptual framework, building and testing their model and their writing up their findings in a 5,000 word report. The module is a collaborative module and students will be taught by members of staff from SLLF and from SEF . Students will be assessed by coursework only, consisting of a 5,000 word written report and a 10 minute individual presentation. Marks will be allocated by tutors in both schools, although more of the assessment weighting will be awarded by SLLF, the host school. Students will be provided with regular formative feedback in the form of tutorials.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
Level: 6
The History of the UK since 1956Languages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3024Semester 33No

The History of the UK since 1956

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jack Mcgowan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFJ3023
Corequisite: IFJ3020

Description: This module is a broad survey of the history of the UK since the Suez Crisis of 1956. It examines key political, economic, and diplomatic events and developments during the period. It also addresses cultural and social changes during the second half of the twentieth century and considers their impact upon the contemporary United Kingdom.
In addition, and continuing the process begun in module IFP/IFJ3023 The History of the UK from 1900 to 1955, the module will help students develop further their skills in interpreting and assessing evidence and presenting their informed conclusions orally and in writing.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
Clinical Research in Gastro-intestinal DiseasesSchool of Medicine and DentistryICMM963Full year7No

Clinical Research in Gastro-intestinal Diseases

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Nick Croft

Description: This module provides a thorough training in research methods, including original research leading to submission of a dissertation and presentation of the data. These skills are generic for any type of research work, and include background research, planning methods, practical work to collect data, analysis and presentation of the data, and defending the research in a viva.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70.00% Dissertation
  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
Level: 7
Introduction to Endoscopy and GI investigations (DL version)School of Medicine and DentistryICMM961Semester 17No

Introduction to Endoscopy and GI investigations (DL version)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Debra Fonalleras-Marcos

Description: This module allows the students to gain knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of the gastrointestinal endoscopy and investigations. It is intended as an update for those with some experience in endoscopy and as an introduction for novices allowing them to accelerate further training after completing this module. Specific learning objectives of this module includes:

To study the structure of an endoscope and how it works; Understanding the indications, contraindication and complications of the main diagnostic endoscopic techniques: gastroscopy, colonoscopy, enteroscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and capsule endoscopy; Recognition of normal and pathological endoscopy images; Knowledge of the processes consent, preparation and sedation of the patients; How to organise and run an endoscopy service; Basic knowledge of interpretation of a videocapsule endoscopy; Formulate their own options for investigating various GI symptoms/diseases; Describe the nuclear medicine techniques available for assessing diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary tract; Learn the advantages and disadvantages of the different techniques for assessing gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Clinical Research in Gastro-intestinal DiseasesSchool of Medicine and DentistryICMM962Full year7No

Clinical Research in Gastro-intestinal Diseases

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Nick Croft

Description: This module provides a thorough training in research methods, including original research leading to submission of a dissertation and presentation of the data. These skills are generic for any type of research work, and include background research, planning methods, practical work to collect data, analysis and presentation of the data, and defending the research in a viva.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70.00% Dissertation
  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
Level: 7
MarketingLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3019Semester 33No

Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mrs Deborah Hamer-Acquaah
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFJ3020

Description: The module provides students with the opportunity to understand and apply key marketing theory and concepts to a variety of products, services, brands and organisations. It provides an introduction to some of the key topics and areas of marketing including: the marketing process, company and marketing strategy, the market place and consumers, information, buyer behaviour, the marketing mix, branding, product life-cycle, creating value, supply chain, retailing and wholesaling, advertising, PR and Sales, direct marketing, E-Business, ethics and CSR.

Each week there will be a lecture and a seminar. Students will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work, discussion, presentation and completion of case studies. Before each session, students will be asked to read through an article, news item or academic critique on the relevant topic to prepare for the lecture and seminar.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Practical
Level: 3
Paediatric and Adolescent Gastro-Intestinal and Liver Diseases, Gastro-Intestinal InfectionsSchool of Medicine and DentistryICMM945Semester 27No

Paediatric and Adolescent Gastro-Intestinal and Liver Diseases, Gastro-Intestinal Infections

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Nick Croft

Description: This module serves as a thorough overview of gastrointestinal and liver diseases in children and adolescents and gastrointestinal infectious diseases.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Neurogastroenterology: Advanced Functional Gastro-Intestinal DiseasesSchool of Medicine and DentistryICMM944Semester 27No

Neurogastroenterology: Advanced Functional Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Daniel Sifrim

Description: This is an advanced course in the field of neurogastroenterology including the application of basic science and research to the problems seen in the clinics. Part of the module includes teaching and experience of complex diagnostic techniques within a GI physiology unit, such as oesophageal and small bowel manometry, high-resolution manometry, impedance, nuclear medicine techniques etc.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Liver and Pancreatic DiseaseSchool of Medicine and DentistryICMM934Semester 17No

Liver and Pancreatic Disease

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Graham Foster

Description: This module provides the students with a comprehensive overview of the study of liver and pancreatic diseases in adults, with a focus on research and science underpinning this speciality.

Topics: Causes of liver disease (alcohol, drugs). Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Liver disease in pregnancy. HCV. HBV. Metals and liver. Autoimmune liver disease. Virological assays. Liver histology. Liver cancer - surgical aspects and chemotherapy. New drugs for viral hepatitis. Liver and HIV. Biliary and pancreatic disease. Pancreatic surgery. How interferon works. Benign liver lesions. Liver disease in children. Imaging of the liver

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
The Basis of Gastro-Intestinal DiseaseSchool of Medicine and DentistryICMM933Semester 17No

The Basis of Gastro-Intestinal Disease

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Ping Wang

Description: This module provides an introduction to the basic science of gastroenterology. It covers the anatomy, embryology, histology, immunology, physiology (pharmacology and neuroscience), cell biology and genetics of gut function. In addition, lectures focus on research methodologies allowing students to appraise the evidence base underpinning the taught content. Important study skills such as drafting an essay, critical appraisal and referencing, are also covered allowing the students to write an essay or other long documents, with referencing (for examples using endnote).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Introduction to Human GeographyLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3005Semester 23No

Introduction to Human Geography

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jill Fenton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFJ3000

Description: This module introduces to students some of the topical themes in Human Geography, explored, for example, through globalisation in relation to the fashion industry, media and communications, migration and citizenship. The concept of local-global is examined with reference to food security and the environment, poverty, development and Aid, and global politics as relevant to understanding nation and identity in the twenty-first century. Throughout the semester, themes are considered through lectures, a field study, documentary screenings, seminar activities and two debates.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 15.00% Practical
  • Item 4: 45.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
Epidemiology and StatisticsSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH6000Semester 16No

Epidemiology and Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Seif Shaheen

Description: The module will include case studies to explore contemporary policy debates and the influence of quantitative research studies on public health and primary care policy and government intervention programmes. The advantages and disadvantages of different study designs and their application to different research questions will be covered. Students will gain skills in summarising quantitative data, including routine morbidity and mortality measures and interpreting the results of commonly used statistical techniques.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of HealthSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH6001Semester 16No

Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof David Mccoy

Description: This module will examine the theories and evidence underpinning social inequalities in health (defined as the unfair and avoidable differences in health status). It will consider structural/material and psychosocial theories, and hypotheses about social drift, self-selection, and genetics. Attention is given to the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Sources of data and measurement of scale of inequalities between and within groups are addressed. The module will consider the distribution of wealth, income , resources, and power at global, national, and local levels. Redistributive mechanisms work through either government or market control, and the economic implications for inequalities will be compared and analysed. Policy interventions and their different approaches will be explored including universal and targeted or selective approaches to reducing inequalities by reducing the inequitable distribution of power, money, and resources.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Adult Gastro-Intestinal Diseases: Luminal DiseasesSchool of Medicine and DentistryICMM943Semester 27No

Adult Gastro-Intestinal Diseases: Luminal Diseases

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Parveen Kumar

Description: This is a comprehensive course on all aspects of adult luminal gastroenterology, excluding functional gastrointestinal diseases. There is a focus on research and science underpinning this speciality.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Advanced Epidemiology and StatisticsSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH5005Semester 25No

Advanced Epidemiology and Statistics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Valentina Gallo

Description: Students will build on their skills and knowledge developed in year 1 and will review and revise the measurement of rates, ratios, proportions, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, statistical significance tests, and data presentation (tables, graphs and charts). They will be introduced to statistical modelling and be expected to also conduct some data analysis. Students will also be introduced to concepts and practices related to statistical modelling (such as linear regression and logistic regression). The second half of the module will get students to develop skills and experience in study design.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
Level: 5
Introduction to EconometricsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP6005Semester 16No

Introduction to Econometrics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr George Makedonis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP6000

Description: Introduction to Econometrics will introduce the student to regression analysis used in studies that test hypotheses and empirically fit models in economics. The methods taught in this module are employed in the economics, finance and many social science disciplines. The level of mathematical treatment is equivalent to that covered on an undergraduate applied econometrics course. As an applied course we will not dwell upon derivations but focus on using regression analysis. The module will provide a solid base in applied econometrics, enabling the student to become a competent user of regression analysis.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 70.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 6
Research Methods in Finance and EconomicsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP6013Semester 16No

Research Methods in Finance and Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Jennefer Brown
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP6000

Description: This module will provide students with the background knowledge and skills needed for the successful completion of a piece of empirical research in the field of Finance & Economics. Students will learn about the requirements of research at masters level, from learning to read critically, to choosing and selecting literature from the field, to narrowing down a topic area and designing their methodology, to writing a research proposal. The module is a collaborative module and students will be taught by members of staff from SLLF and from SEF . Students will be assessed by coursework only, consisting of a research proposal, an annotated bibliography, a reflective task and one complete draft chapter. Marks will be allocated by tutors in both schools, although more of the assessment weighting will be awarded by SLLF, the host school. Students will be provided with regular formative feedback on their written work and also on their research design and general interaction with the research process.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Film Studies AlternativeLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP6004Semester 26No

Film Studies Alternative

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Philippa Kennedy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFP6003
Corequisite: IFP6000

Description: The module builds on IFP6003 / IFJ6003 Film Studies: an Introduction to Hollywood Cinema by examining a number of movements and styles from British, European and Asian cinema, as well as New Hollywood Cinema. Students will analyse and comment on film in both written work and seminar discussions to the level that will lead to potential success on an MA in Film Studies.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Film Studies HollywoodLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP6003Semester 16No

Film Studies Hollywood

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Philippa Kennedy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP6000

Description: The module examines several theoretical aspects of studying film that students will encounter in a core module of an MA Film Studies, including such concepts as how to 'read' a film, cinematic codes, narrative and genre analysis, and various theoretical approaches (narrative, genre, etc). The module will also explore the history of Hollywood cinema from the 1930s to the present day. Students will analyse and comment on film in both written work and seminar discussions to the level that will lead to potential success on an MA in Film Studies.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 45.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Independent Study ProjectLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3020Semester 23No

Independent Study Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Latham
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFP3000
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will provide students with an understanding of UK academic culture, and help them develop the linguistic, analytic and argumentative skills, in both written and spoken work, necessary to succeed on an undergraduate degree programme. It will help them produce linguistically sophisticated work which demonstrates a clear line of argumentation. The students will produce a research-based Independent Study Project essay of 3000 words within a standard Humanities and Social Sciences framework. This will be a developmental project, with both formative and summative assessment through a portfolio (including research proposal, annotated bibliography, essay plan, and reflective writing), an oral presentation of the project, and a final draft of the essay. The students will be encouraged to employ strategies to reflect on their writing and its effectiveness. Regular formative feedback on writing produced on the module will be imperative in ensuring learning outcomes.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
MarketingLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3019Semester 23No

Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mrs Deborah Hamer-Acquaah
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP3020

Description: The module provides students with the opportunity to understand and apply key marketing theory and concepts to a variety of products, services, brands and organisations. It provides an introduction to some of the key topics and areas of marketing including: the marketing process, company and marketing strategy, the market place and consumers, information, buyer behaviour, the marketing mix, branding, product life-cycle, creating value, supply chain, retailing and wholesaling, advertising, PR and Sales, direct marketing, E-Business, ethics and CSR.

Each week there will be a lecture and a seminar. Students will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work, discussion, presentation and completion of case studies. Before each session, students will be asked to read through an article, news item or academic critique on the relevant topic to prepare for the lecture and seminar.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 10.00% Practical
Level: 3
Statistics for EconomicsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3012Semester 23No

Statistics for Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elmina Homapour
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFP3011
Corequisite: IFP3020

Description: Statistics for economics provides students with a comprehensive preparation in basic statistics skills needed for an undergraduate degree in Economics or related field. The statistics course focuses on the development of statistics skills required for success on any economics degree. These include: measures of the centre, spread, skewness and kurtosis of a distribution, probability and probability distributions (binomial, poisson and normal).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 70.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 3
Pure Mathematics for EconomicsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3011Semester 13No

Pure Mathematics for Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elmina Homapour
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP3000

Description: Pure mathematics for economics provides students with a comprehensive preparation in basic pure mathematics skills needed for an undergraduate degree in Economics or related field. The mathematics course focuses on the development of pure mathematics skills required for success on any economics degree. These include: algebra, simultaneous equations, quadratic equations, differential calculus, integration and partial derivatives.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 70.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 3
Introduction to Human GeographyLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3005Semester 13No

Introduction to Human Geography

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jill Fenton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP3000

Description: This module introduces to students some of the topical themes in Human Geography, explored, for example, through globalisation in relation to the fashion industry, media and communications, migration and citizenship. The concept of local-global is examined with reference to food security and the environment, poverty, development and Aid, and global politics as relevant to understanding nation and identity in the twenty-first century. Throughout the semester, themes are considered through lectures, a field study, documentary screenings, seminar activities and two debates.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 15.00% Practical
  • Item 4: 45.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
European and American Art CinemaLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3010Semester 23No

European and American Art Cinema

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Philippa Kennedy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP3020

Description: This module gives students a broad introduction to some of the main issues and concepts in Art Cinema (European, New Hollywood and contemporary Hollywood cinema). It provides students with opportunities to develop textual analysis skills in relation to written texts as well as to films.

The module introduces a range of art cinema styles and movements, including Italian Neorealism, French New Wave, British and New Hollywood and contemporary Hollywood cinema, as well as to key concepts such as auteurism. It will help students to build on and continue to develop skills learned in IFP/IFJ 3009 in analysing films, in academic reading and writing as well as in oral presentation and seminar skills and will assist them in the successful completion of the assessments for the module.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 3
Introduction to International RelationsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3004Semester 23No

Introduction to International Relations

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nicholas Hostettler
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFP3003
Corequisite: IFP3020

Description: The module provides students with opportunities to develop textual analysis and writing skills needed to understand debates over concepts of International Politics. It provides an introduction to debate on some of the essential theories used to understand International Politics, including Realism, Liberalism and Marxism. It also examines some major issues in International Politics, including war and peace, greater powers and imperialism, and international political economy.
Each week, there will be a lecture and a seminar. Students will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work and whole class discussion. Students will be required to prepare for lectures and seminars by reading and writing. Students will be required to read from a range of sources, including handouts and academic critiques to prepare for the lecture and the seminar. They will also be required to complete a range of written tasks related to their reading.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 3
Research Methods in Finance and EconomicsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ6013Semester 26No

Research Methods in Finance and Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Jennefer Brown
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFJ6000

Description: This module will provide students with the background knowledge and skills needed for the successful completion of a piece of empirical research in the field of Finance & Economics. Students will learn about the requirements of research at masters level, from learning to read critically, to choosing and selecting literature from the field, to narrowing down a topic area and designing their methodology, to writing a research proposal. The module is a collaborative module and students will be taught by members of staff from SLLF and from SEF . Students will be assessed by coursework only, consisting of a research proposal, an annotated bibliography, a reflective task and one complete draft chapter. Marks will be allocated by tutors in both schools, although more of the assessment weighting will be awarded by SLLF, the host school. Students will be provided with regular formative feedback on their written work and also on their research design and general interaction with the research process.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
French Language and Culture I (a) for IFPLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP4011Semester 13No

French Language and Culture I (a) for IFP

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Silvia Lodi
Overlap: LAN4011
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP3000

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: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 35.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 30.00% Practical
Level: 3
Introduction to EconometricsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ6005Semester 26No

Introduction to Econometrics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elmina Homapour
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFJ6000

Description: Introduction to Econometrics will introduce the student to regression analysis used in studies that test hypotheses and empirically fit models in economics. The methods taught in this module are employed in the economics, finance and many social science disciplines. The level of mathematical treatment is equivalent to that covered on an undergraduate applied econometrics course. As an applied course we will not dwell upon derivations but focus on using regression analysis. The module will provide a solid base in applied econometrics, enabling the student to become a competent user of regression analysis.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 70.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 6
Film Studies HollywoodLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ6003Semester 26No

Film Studies Hollywood

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Philippa Kennedy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFJ6000

Description: The module examines several theoretical aspects of studying film that students will encounter in a core module of an MA Film Studies, including such concepts as how to 'read' a film, cinematic codes, narrative and genre analysis, and various theoretical approaches (narrative, genre, etc). The module will also explore the history of Hollywood cinema from the 1930s to the present day. Students will analyse and comment on film in both written work and seminar discussions to the level that will lead to potential success on an MA in Film Studies.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 45.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Film Studies AlternativeLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ6004Semester 36No

Film Studies Alternative

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Philippa Kennedy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFJ6003
Corequisite: IFJ6000

Description: The module builds on IFP6003 / IFJ6003 Film Studies: an Introduction to Hollywood Cinema by examining a number of movements and styles from British, European and Asian cinema, as well as New Hollywood Cinema. Students will analyse and comment on film in both written work and seminar discussions to the level that will lead to potential success on an MA in Film Studies.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
ManagementLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3018Semester 33No

Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mrs Deborah Hamer-Acquaah
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFJ3015
Corequisite: IFJ3020

Description: The module provides students with opportunities to understand and apply key management theory and practice to a range of contemporary organizations. It provides an introduction to some of the key topics and areas of management including models of management, the environment and cultures of management, managing internationally, corporate responsibility, planning and decision making, strategy, managing structure and people, creativity and innovation, motivation, communication, teams, managing quality and performance, budgetary control.

Each week there will be a lecture and a seminar. Students will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work, discussion, presentation and completion of case studies. Before each session, students will be asked to read an article, news item or academic critique on the relevant topic to prepare for the lecture and seminar.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 4: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 3
European and American Art CinemaLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3010Semester 33No

European and American Art Cinema

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Philippa Kennedy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFJ3020

Description: This module gives students a broad introduction to some of the main issues and concepts in Art Cinema (European, New Hollywood and contemporary Hollywood cinema). It provides students with opportunities to develop textual analysis skills in relation to written texts as well as to films.

The module introduces a range of art cinema styles and movements, including Italian Neorealism, French New Wave, British and New Hollywood and contemporary Hollywood cinema, as well as to key concepts such as auteurism. It will help students to build on and continue to develop skills learned in IFP/IFJ 3009 in analysing films, in academic reading and writing as well as in oral presentation and seminar skills and will assist them in the successful completion of the assessments for the module.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 3
French IILanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE5202ASemester 15Yes

French II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elsa Petit
Overlap: FRE5202
Prerequisite: FRE4200/FRE4202/FRE4204 or a knowledge of French equivalent to CEFRL Level B1+
Corequisite: None

Description: This module develops French grammar, comprehension, oral, aural and analytical skills, with an emphasis on the appropriate use of register in both spoken and written French and preparation for the Year Abroad.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Introduction to Film StudiesLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3009Semester 23No

Introduction to Film Studies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Philippa Kennedy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFJ3000

Description: This module gives students a broad introduction to some of the main issues and concepts in film studies, and to the history of Classical Hollywood Cinema as well as to some of its major genres. It provides students with opportunities to develop textual analysis skills in relation to written texts as well as to films.

The module introduces a range of topics, including cinematic codes; mise-en scene; genre; stars; classical Hollywood narrative. It will help students to develop skills in analysing ('reading') films, in academic reading and writing as well as in oral presentation and seminar skills. This developmental approach will assist students in the successful completion of the assessments for the module, while also preparing them for the assessment demands of module IFP/IFJ3010 Film Studies: Art Cinema.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 3
Liver and Pancreatic DiseaseSchool of Medicine and DentistryICMM942Semester 17No

Liver and Pancreatic Disease

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Graham Foster

Description: This module provides the students with a comprehensive overview of the study of liver and pancreatic diseases in adults, with a focus on research and science underpinning this speciality.

Topics: Causes of liver disease (alcohol, drugs). Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Liver disease in pregnancy. HCV. HBV. Metals and liver. Autoimmune liver disease. Virological assays. Liver histology. Liver cancer - surgical aspects and chemotherapy. New drugs for viral hepatitis. Liver and HIV. Biliary and pancreatic disease. Pancreatic surgery. How interferon works. Benign liver lesions. Liver disease in children. Imaging of the liver

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Introduction to Endoscopy and GI investigationsSchool of Medicine and DentistryICMM949Semester 17No

Introduction to Endoscopy and GI investigations

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Debra Fonalleras-Marcos

Description: This module allows the students to gain knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of the gastrointestinal endoscopy and investigations. It is intended as an update for those with some experience in endoscopy and as an introduction for novices allowing them to accelerate further training after completing this module. Specific learning objectives of this module includes:

To study the structure of an endoscope and how it works; Understanding the indications, contraindication and complications of the main diagnostic endoscopic techniques: gastroscopy, colonoscopy, enteroscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and capsule endoscopy; Recognition of normal and pathological endoscopy images; Knowledge of the processes consent, preparation and sedation of the patients; How to organise and run an endoscopy service; Basic knowledge of interpretation of a videocapsule endoscopy; Formulate their own options for investigating various GI symptoms/diseases; Describe the nuclear medicine techniques available for assessing diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary tract; Learn the advantages and disadvantages of the different techniques for assessing gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
The Basis of Gastro-Intestinal DiseaseSchool of Medicine and DentistryICMM941Semester 17No

The Basis of Gastro-Intestinal Disease

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Ping Wang

Description: This module provides an introduction to the basic science of gastroenterology. It covers the anatomy, embryology, histology, immunology, physiology (pharmacology and neuroscience), cell biology and genetics of gut function. In addition, lectures focus on research methodologies allowing students to appraise the evidence base underpinning the taught content. Important study skills such as drafting an essay, critical appraisal and referencing, are also covered allowing the students to write an essay or other long documents, with referencing (for examples using endnote).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Paediatric Emergency MedicineSchool of Medicine and DentistryICM7231Semester 37No

Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tessa Davis

Description: Students will learn about a wide range of topics within the field of paediatric resuscitation, including airway management, critical care interventions, and common paediatric emergencies. Please note, this module does not seek to provide training in paediatric emergency medicine, but rather to provide an understanding of specific issues relevant to paediatric resuscitation. Hospital based practitioners will gain knowledge regarding the resuscitative management of common paediatric emergencies, including issues specific to looking after children such as distraction techniques, and safeguarding.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
The Child with a Neurological or Haematological ProblemSchool of Medicine and DentistryICM7217Full year7No

The Child with a Neurological or Haematological Problem

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tessa Davis

Description: Although less common, neurological and haematological presentations in children can present a diagnostic and managerial challenge in the ED. In the first part of this module students will cover common neurological presentations including headache, seizures, ataxia, neuromuscular disorders, and stroke. In the second part the focus will be on haematological presentations including neutropenia, ITP, pancytopenia, and tumour lysis syndrome.
Please note, this module does not seek to provide students with clinical training in paediatric emergency medicine, but rather to provide an understanding of specific issues relevant to neonatal and adolescent presentations.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Medicines and PharmaceuticalsSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH5004Semester 25No

Medicines and Pharmaceuticals

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Giuliano Russo

Description: The module will cover the WHO's approach to governing safe and rational access to medicines; international and national regulatory apparatuses; the global drug development and supply chain; and the role of clinical trials in protecting patients before and after drugs have entered the market place. It will explore barriers to access to essential and rational medicines including access to trials data; pricing and patents; health system barriers; and direct to consumer advertising. It will look at government controls over marketing and long term surveillance and pharmacovigilance and why fraudulent behaviour takes place.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
Level: 5
Maternal and Child Health and NutritionSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH5003Semester 25Yes

Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof David Mccoy

Description: The module will commence with clinical-epidemiological introductions to pregnancy and childbirth, neonatal and infant health, and child health and nutrition. It would go into further detail on skilled birth attendants and access to emergency obstetric care, breastfeeding, approaches to child survival and international child health policy, HIV, and nutrition.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 40.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
Level: 5
Humanities and Social Sciences Independent Research ProjectLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP6012Semester 26No

Humanities and Social Sciences Independent Research Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Jennefer Brown
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFP6011
Corequisite: IFP6000

Description: This module will provide students with the background knowledge and skills needed for the successful completion of a piece of empirical research in the field of Humanities and Socail Sciencess. Students will build upon skills and knowledge learnt in IFP/IFJ6011 by selecting this sample, designing, piloting and conducting their questionnaires, analysing their findings and writing up their findings in a 5,000 word report. Students will be assessed by coursework only, consisting of a 5,000 word written report and a 10 minute individual presentation. Students will be provided with regular formative feedback in the form of tutorials.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
Level: 6
Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Global HealthSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH5002Semester 15No

Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Global Health

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Heather Mcmullen

Description: This module will be a compulsory module for the 2nd year BSc in Global Health. It builds on the 1st year module 'Introduction to reading, writing and analysis in Global Health' through which the students have developed skills in setting research questions, critical appraisal of multi-disciplinary texts, essay writing, library skills and good academic practice. This module further develops academic research and writing skills, building an awareness of the epistemological basis of different kinds of qualitative and quantitative research, and asking students to then apply this knowledge to critically appraise different approaches and methods in qualitative and quantitative research. Additionally, students will actively use their knowledge by writing a critique of a qualitative or quantitative study on a Global Health topic. This module complements the 1st and 2nd year provision in Epidemiology and Statistics, which trains students in the understanding, appraisal and interpretation of epidemiological research. The module also encourages students to not only begin to evaluate a research method's appropriateness for a study, but also to consider research ethics and to engage in reflexivity as a researcher. As such, this module provides the basis for further methods training that will be taught as part of the 3rd year dissertation module. Also, by critically appraising different approaches and methods in qualitative and qualitative research, students build a firm basis for conducting their own research dissertation at the end of the BSc programme.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Research Methods in HSSLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP6011Semester 16No

Research Methods in HSS

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Jennefer Brown
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP6000

Description: This module will provide students with the background knowledge and skills needed for the successful completion of a piece of empirical research in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students will learn about the requirements of research at masters level, from learning to read critically, to choosing and selecting literature from the field, to narrowing down a topic area and designing their methodology, to writing a research proposal. Students will be assessed by coursework only, consisting of a research proposal, a draft chapter, an annotated bibliography and a reflective task. Students will be provided with regular formative feedback on their written work and also on their research design and general interaction with the research process.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Geographical Research in PracticeGeographyGEG5103Full year5No

Geographical Research in Practice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr William Monteith

Description: Research is a critical part of what geographers do and this module develops research skills through practice. In Semester A, students attend weekly lectures that introduce key qualitative research techniques and approaches used in the discipline. Students work with local community organisations to appraise a local problem, demonstrate key research skills, and disseminate their findings to the wider community. In Semesters A and B, these research skills are further developed through tutorials focused on preparing students to do their IGS.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
English Language and Study SkillsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP6000Full year6No

English Language and Study Skills

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Michele King
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module encourages student engagement through a blended learning approach, permitting students to demonstrate their independent study skills increasingly to an exit level. The module provides students with a critical understanding of UK academic culture, and motivates them to develop the linguistic, analytical and argumentative skills necessary to succeed on a postgraduate degree programme in both written and spoken work. The module introduces how to incorporate evidence successfully into academic text, and raises awareness regarding issues of plagiarism. Students are exposed to different styles of academic texts within the disciplines of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Finance and Economics, focusing on the development and evaluation of critical argument as well as on linguistic features, such as syntactic and grammatical patterns. The module assessment is both formative and summative and is flexible enough to allow students to develop ideas around their subject specific areas. The portfolio incorporates an extended essay which also externalises the writing process effectively. Students write a series of text responses and demonstrate reading and writing skills to an exit level in two comprehension assessments. In addition, students are assessed in their ability to lead and engage in academic presentations and discussions, using (where appropriate) an online platform.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 4: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 6
ManagementLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3018Semester 23No

Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mrs Deborah Hamer-Acquaah
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFP3015
Corequisite: IFP3020

Description: The module provides students with opportunities to understand and apply key management theory and practice to a range of contemporary organizations. It provides an introduction to some of the key topics and areas of management including models of management, the environment and cultures of management, managing internationally, corporate responsibility, planning and decision making, strategy, managing structure and people, creativity and innovation, motivation, communication, teams, managing quality and performance, budgetary control.

Each week there will be a lecture and a seminar. Students will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work, discussion, presentation and completion of case studies. Before each session, students will be asked to read an article, news item or academic critique on the relevant topic to prepare for the lecture and seminar.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 4: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 3
Introduction to PoliticsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3003Semester 13No

Introduction to Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nicholas Hostettler
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP3000

Description: The module provides students with opportunities to develop textual analysis and writing skills needed to understand debates over political concepts. It provides an introduction to debate on some of the essential terms used to understand politics, including politics, power, states, elitism, pluralism and Marxism. Each week, there will be a lecture and a seminar. Students will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work and whole class discussion. Students will be required to prepare for lectures and seminars by reading and writing. Students will be required to read from a range of sources, including handouts and academic critiques to prepare for the lecture and the seminar. They will also be required to complete a range of written tasks related to their reading.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 4: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
Introduction to Film StudiesLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3009Semester 13No

Introduction to Film Studies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Philippa Kennedy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP3000

Description: This module gives students a broad introduction to some of the main issues and concepts in film studies, and to the history of Classical Hollywood Cinema as well as to some of its major genres. It provides students with opportunities to develop textual analysis skills in relation to written texts as well as to films.

The module introduces a range of topics, including cinematic codes; mise-en scene; genre; stars; classical Hollywood narrative. It will help students to develop skills in analysing ('reading') films, in academic reading and writing as well as in oral presentation and seminar skills. This developmental approach will assist students in the successful completion of the assessments for the module, while also preparing them for the assessment demands of module IFP/IFJ3010 Film Studies: Art Cinema.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 40.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 3
English Language and Study SkillsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3000Semester 13No

English Language and Study Skills

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

Description: This module will introduce students to UK academic culture, and help them acquire the linguistic and academic skills (both oral and written) that will provide a foundation for future success on an undergraduate degree programme. It will help them produce work of the requisite linguistic and academic standard for undergraduate study, focusing in particular on linguistic (syntactic and grammatical) patterns and use of synonymy in academic writing, and cohesion and coherence in essays, with assessment through both course work and exam. Students will write a timed exam essay of 500-600 words and a longer 1500 word Extended Essay as course work within a standard Humanities and Social Sciences framework. The module will include a Portfolio as course work which provides the opportunity for reflection and review/redrafting of writing . Regular formative feedback on writing produced on the module will be imperative in ensuring learning outcomes.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 3
Introductory French Part ILanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE4205Semester 14Yes

Introductory French Part I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elsa Petit
Overlap: "FRE4204, FRE4200A, FRE4202A"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module offers a foundation in French language to students with little or no previous knowledge of the language. It is aimed primarily at language specialists and students following programmes in the Faculty of Arts. The module provides competence in all four main skills (reading, listening, speaking, writing). Teaching materials are selected with a view to introducing students to contemporary Francophone culture and society. Students are expected to actively participate in and contribute to the learning process in the classroom. Private study is essential to keep up with the pace of the module. Language of instruction: French and English.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 6.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 6.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 6.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 3.00% Practical
  • Item 5: 6.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 6: 3.00% Practical
  • Item 7: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 8: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Introductory FrenchLanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE4204Full year4Yes

Introductory French

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Elsa Petit
Overlap: "FRE4200, FRE4202, FRE4205, FRE4206"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is aimed at students with either no or very little previous knowledge of the French language. It has been designed to provide students with a sound knowledge of essential French grammar and vocabulary and to develop the four key language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. This module presents and covers all the basic elements of the French language, including its pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. The course is well balanced between the presentation of the main grammatical concepts by the tutor in seminars and by activity-based, mixed-skills classes which incorporate oral expression and comprehension as well as reading comprehension and written expression. Translation is also used from time to time as a way to practice grammar in context and to expand one's lexis. The module is intended primarily for students doing a BA in Modern Languages involving French (Single or Joint Honours degree).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 1.50% Practical
  • Item 5: 3.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 6: 1.50% Practical
  • Item 7: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 8: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 9: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 10: 1.50% Practical
  • Item 11: 3.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 12: 1.50% Practical
  • Item 13: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 14: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Accounting for Business DecisionsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFP3017Semester 23No

Accounting for Business Decisions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Zeenat Soobedar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFP3020

Description: The module provides students with opportunities to understand and apply key management accounting theory and concepts to decision making for a variety of contemporary organizations. It provides an introduction to some of the key topics and areas of
Costing, Budgeting, Absorption costing, Marginal costing, Cost-Volume-Profit analysis (Break Even analysis). All with the aim of enhancing student understanding and appreciation in business decision making.


Each week, there will be a lecture and a seminar. Students will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work, discussion, presentation and completion of interactive activities. Before each session, students will be asked to read from pre-specified chapters of the essential reading textbook. The students will be encouraged to discuss and analyse tasks in lectures and seminars.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 60.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 3
English Language and Study SkillsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ6000Full year6No

English Language and Study Skills

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Michele King
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module encourages student engagement through a blended learning approach, permitting students to demonstrate their independent study skills increasingly to an exit level. The module provides students with a critical understanding of UK academic culture, and motivates them to develop the linguistic, analytical and argumentative skills necessary to succeed on a postgraduate degree programme in both written and spoken work. The module introduces how to incorporate evidence successfully into academic text, and raises awareness regarding issues of plagiarism. Students are exposed to different styles of academic texts within the disciplines of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Finance and Economics, focusing on the development and evaluation of critical argument as well as on linguistic features, such as syntactic and grammatical patterns. The module assessment is both formative and summative and is flexible enough to allow students to develop ideas around their subject specific areas. The portfolio incorporates an extended essay which also externalises the writing process effectively. Students write a series of text responses and demonstrate reading and writing skills to an exit level in two comprehension assessments. In addition, students are assessed in their ability to lead and engage in academic presentations and discussions, using (where appropriate) an online platform.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 4: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 6
Applied Mathematics for BusinessLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3016Semester 23No

Applied Mathematics for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nageena Frost
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFJ3000

Description: Pure mathematics for economics provides students with a comprehensive preparation in basic pure mathematics skills needed for an undergraduate degree in Accounting, Business and Management or related field. The mathematics course focuses on the development of pure mathematics skills required for success on any Business degree. These include: algebra, simultaneous equations, quadratic equations, differential calculus, integration and partial derivatives. Each week, there will be a lecture and a seminar. Students will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work. Before each session, students will be asked to read from pre-specified chapters of the essential reading textbook.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 70.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 3
Accounting for Business DecisionsLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3017Semester 33No

Accounting for Business Decisions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nageena Frost
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: IFJ3020

Description: The module provides students with opportunities to understand and apply key management accounting theory and concepts to decision making for a variety of contemporary organizations. It provides an introduction to some of the key topics and areas of
Costing, Budgeting, Absorption costing, Marginal costing, Cost-Volume-Profit analysis (Break Even analysis). All with the aim of enhancing student understanding and appreciation in business decision making.


Each week, there will be a lecture and a seminar. Students will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work, discussion, presentation and completion of interactive activities. Before each session, students will be asked to read from pre-specified chapters of the essential reading textbook. The students will be encouraged to discuss and analyse tasks in lectures and seminars.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 60.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 3
Introduction to American LiteratureLanguages Linguistics and FilmIFJ3008Semester 33No

Introduction to American Literature

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Peter Latham
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: IFJ3007
Corequisite: IFJ3020

Description: The module provides students with opportunities to develop textual analysis skills within different literary forms and styles. It provides an introduction to:

- The twentieth-century American short story, including stories by Sherwood Anderson, Ernest Hemingway, Edith Wharton, Dorothy Parker, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Tennessee Williams, John Cheever, Richard Yates, Joyce Carol Oates, Grace Paley, Alice Walker, Raymond Carver, Jayne Anne Phillips, Ann Beattie, Don DeLillo, A.M. Homes, Lorrie Moore and Eric Puchner.
- Early to late twentieth-century fiction including novels by F. Scott IF3009Fitzgerald, Nathanael West, Carson McCullers, J.D. Salinger,Saul Bellow, John Updike, Jay McInerney, Bret Easton Ellis, Anne Tyler and E. Annie Proulx.

Each week, there will be a lecture together with a seminar. Students will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work and whole class discussion. Before each session, students will be asked to read a handout and an academic critique on the primary text(s) to prepare for the lecture and the seminar.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
Level: 3
Cognitive Film TheoryLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM6058Semester 26Yes

Cognitive Film Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mario Slugan
Overlap: FLM7048
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Cognitive film theory introduces the students to the main currents in this branch of film studies and outlines its main concepts, debates, and methods. We will be primarily interested in problems of film classification (definitions of fiction, horror, etc.) and audience engagement (narrative comprehension, emotional responses, character engagement, bodily reactions, attitudes/desires/beliefs/behaviors films elicit, etc.). To do so we focus on the relationship of this brand of theorizing to continental philosophy, analytic philosophy, scientific method, dialectical theorizing, naturalism, and embodied cognition. Key theorists discussed include Munsterberg, Bordwell, Carroll, Plantinga, Smith, Tan, and Guerra and Gallese.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 7: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 8: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 9: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 10: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 11: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 12: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Dissertation - Clinical Case ReportsSchool of Medicine and DentistryICMM948Full year7No

Dissertation - Clinical Case Reports

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Alicia Green

Description: In this module students will write up four case reports of patients from their clinical practice. The student should describe the case using skills and knowledge acquired from previous modules. In addition, they will be expected to relate each case to basic science and/or research relevant to the case ( e.g. evidence for treatment, pathology of disease, etc.)
There are several reasons that may make a clinical case interesting for publication which include:
1. Unusual presentations or unknown disease
2. Unusual aetiology for a disease
3. Challenging differential diagnosis
4. Errors in diagnosis, their causes and consequences
5. Unreported or unusual side effects or adverse interactions concerning medications
6. New associations or variations in disease courses
7. Presentations, diagnoses and/or management of new and emerging diseases
8. An unexpected association between diseases or symptoms
9. An unexpected event in the course of observing or treating a patient
10. Findings that give new insight into the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect
Case reports should be short, no more than 2000-3000 words with a maximum of 15 references and 3 figures for each case.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Film ArchaeologyLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM604PSemester 27No

Film Archaeology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Sasha Litvintseva
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The origins of cinema, key moments of transformation and recent challenges to its form in the wake of digital technologies are the subjects examined in this module. Far from being simply a conflict between the magical tradition of Méliès and the documentary account of the Lumière brothers, cinema archaeology reveals the connections between various nineteenth century inventions concerned with movement, perception and transmission, and the advent of cinema. The course explores the various cultural influences that have contributed to the idea of 'cinema' at a particular time, such as those from painting, literature and theatre. Perhaps more significant are the moments of crisis brought about by the prospect of adding to film, such as the qualities of sound and colour. Most illuminating of all is film's competitive relation to its 'rivals': television, video, digital production and youtube. The course examines the question of whether film is a specific medium with enduring qualities, or whether its component parts are remade with every decade.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Research Project in Gastro-Intestinal ScienceSchool of Medicine and DentistryICMM939Full year7No

Research Project in Gastro-Intestinal Science

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Nick Croft

Description: This module provides a thorough training in research methods, including original research leading to submission of a dissertation and presentation of the data. These skills are generic for any type of research work, and include background research, planning methods, practical work to collect data, analysis and presentation of the data, and defending the research in a viva.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70.00% Dissertation
  • Item 2: 30.00% Practical
Level: 7
Paediatric and Adolescent Gastro-Intestinal and Liver Diseases, Gastro-Intestinal InfectionsSchool of Medicine and DentistryICMM937Semester 27No

Paediatric and Adolescent Gastro-Intestinal and Liver Diseases, Gastro-Intestinal Infections

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Nick Croft

Description: This module serves as a thorough overview of gastrointestinal and liver diseases in children and adolescents and gastrointestinal infectious diseases.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
The Young Infant/Neonate and the AdolescentSchool of Medicine and DentistryICM7215Semester 17No

The Young Infant/Neonate and the Adolescent

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tessa Davis

Description: This module will provide students with an understanding of specific issues relevant to neonatal and adolescent presentations.
Students will learn about a range of topics including: the normal baby, neonatal seizures, congenital heart disease, metabolic conditions; and in adolescents - self-harm, pseudoseizures, vaginal bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases, and anxiety + depression.
Please note, this module does not seek to provide students with clinical training in paediatric emergency medicine, but rather to provide an understanding of specific issues relevant to neonatal and adolescent presentations.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
The Child with a Respiratory or Cardiovascular ProblemSchool of Medicine and DentistryICM7216Semester 27No

The Child with a Respiratory or Cardiovascular Problem

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tessa Davis

Description: This module will provide students with an understanding of specific issues relevant to paediatric respiratory and cardiovascular presentations to the emergency department. During this module students will learn about common respiratory such as asthma, bronchiolitis and croup, before moving on to cardiac presentations including heart murmurs, arrhythmias, hypertension, and chest pain.
Please note, this module does not seek to provide students with clinical training in paediatric emergency medicine, but rather to provide an understanding of specific issues relevant to neonatal and adolescent presentations.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Geopolitics post-9/11: War, Security, EconomyGeographyGEG6130Semester 16Yes

Geopolitics post-9/11: War, Security, Economy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Shereen Fernandez

Description: Subsequent to the introductory lecture, the module is divided into three sections. The first main section provides an historical and political overview of the 'war on terror' in relation to thinking about other types of wars. It considers how the prosecution of the war on terror has come to shape not only military, but also legal and governmental discourse and practice in the post 9/11 era. The second section invites students to consider ideas and practices of security as a central feature of this. It will consider the rise of private military contracting, immigration, humanitarianism, urban geopolitics, and the overlap between health and security concerns. The third section focuses on the political-economic underpinnings of many of these developments and challenges students to think of conflict as an embedded social phenomenon: as much a part of contemporary discourses on the economy as it is something with merely economic implications. The final, concluding lecture will examine alternatives to the dominant framings of modern conflict that have been put forward and critiqued thus far.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Geography, Technology and SocietyGeographyGEG6134Semester 26Yes

Geography, Technology and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Kerry Holden

Description: This module will develop students' critical engagement with the geographies of knowledge, technology and society. The module will discuss the theoretical and conceptual fabric of geographies of science, paying close attention to its development through studies in the history and sociology of science and Science & Technology Studies (STS). It will then apply these theoretical and conceptual tools to understanding a select number of case study examples of hubs of scientific innovation in the life sciences and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Spanish ILanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP4201Full year4Yes

Spanish I

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Maria Del Mar Encinas-Puente
Overlap: "HSP4202, HSP4200"
Prerequisite: A Level Spanish or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: Use of Spanish language; reading comprehension and free composition; practice leading to examination in spoken Spanish.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Spanish ILanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP4201ASemester 14Yes

Spanish I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maria Del Mar Encinas-Puente
Overlap: HSP4201
Prerequisite: A Level Spanish or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: Use of Spanish language; reading comprehension and free composition; practice leading to examination in spoken Spanish

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Film Studies 2Languages Linguistics and FilmFLM7211Semester 27No

Film Studies 2

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Miss Sasha Litvintseva
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The second part of the Film Studies course continues to delve into some of the most pressing and current questions of the discipline, while also being accessible to students who did not take the first part. We begin by looking at alternative filmic practices, from structural film¿s exploration of the elements of the medium to contemporary amateur practices. Cinema possesses the potential to deploy strategies to break binary representations: mainstream and marginal, human and non-human, self and other, dominant and dispossessed. We therefore look at the relationship of film and the nonhuman, explored through problematizing the notion of `landscape¿, iconic images of the nonhuman, and film¿s relationship with animals through the notion of vegan cinema. Approaching film as a recording device arguably foregrounds the ethical dimensions of the medium if it is thought of as type of witnessing. Finally, we consider the way cinema is shaped by as well as shapes history, moves through transnational spaces as well as becomes embedded in certain national contexts, and engage in decolonial perspectives on cinema.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Directing FictionLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM7212Semester 27No

Directing Fiction

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Athena Mandis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Over the course of 12 weeks, this module requires students to form small production groups to develop and produce a festival-ready short film. Each week they are asked to create presentations that show a different stage in the production process. Taking them from development, through to the finished film. They learn the importance of research and process. The module is broken up between whole class lectures, student presentations and a series of small group meetings with the tutor to facilitate their journey.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Film Studies 1Languages Linguistics and FilmFLM7210Semester 17No

Film Studies 1

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Miss Sasha Litvintseva
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The first part of the Film Studies course provides an in-depth foundation in the discipline and its nuances. It examines the many ways in which a century of cinema has shaped our experience of space, time and reality. We analyse the spatio-temporal world of the film as a language organized through shot composition, mise-en-scene, art direction, production design, editing, sound, on screen and off screen space, deployed to dfferent effect across film forms and national contexts. Of all the modern arts, it is perhaps film that has been the most concerned with the many qualities of time. Central to the temporality of film are critical issues of whether film constructs or reveals the world, conveys or distorts 'real time', emancipates alternative identities, acts as interpretive interface between life and death, and whether idneed it suggsts or condemns the possibility of a shared collective time. We then consider various perspectives on film's relationship with the world through ethics, actuality, nonfiction filmmaking and iconic images.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Language and Society in the French-Speaking WorldLanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE6200Semester 26Yes

Language and Society in the French-Speaking World

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Leigh Oakes
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "FRE468 / FRE4201 or LIN4200, plus knowledge of French equivalent to CEFRL level B1+"
Corequisite: None

Description: This module focuses on questions of language and society in the French-speaking world, both from the macro and micro sociolinguistic perspectives. Topics include: the emergence of French as the national (standard) language of France; the expansion of French abroad and the notion of la Francophonie; so-called language policy and planning, including policies towards other (minority/regional) languages spoken in France; varieties of French spoken in regional areas and in other countries (e.g. Canada); French-based creoles (e.g. Mauritian Creole); and social and stylistic variation in French according to factors such as age, register and social class.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Feminist Film PhilosophyLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM7209Semester 27No

Feminist Film Philosophy

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Lucy Bolton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Feminist Film Philosophy examines the relationships between feminist thinkers and film from a variety of perspectives. Tracing the history of women's critical writing about film in terms of aesthetics, ethics, politics and filmmaking, the module develops a sustained engagement between women and conceptual, philosophical questions prompted by film. This will range from Maya Deren and Virginia Woolf, to Luce Irigaray and Iris Murdoch; Kathleen Collins and Sally Potter, to bell hooks and Audre Lorde. The module will draw on a range of filmmakers , feminisms and philosophers in order to explore the various ways in which philosophy and film can be brought together to create a distinctive strand of feminist film philosophy.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Contemporary Issues in Health and Society in the Global ContextSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH6100Semester 16No

Contemporary Issues in Health and Society in the Global Context

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Andrew Harmer

Description:

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Practical
Level: 6
Biogeosciences and Ecosystem ServicesGeographyGEG7313Semester 27Yes

Biogeosciences and Ecosystem Services

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Kate Heppell

Description: This module explores biogeochemical processes at the catchment level, with reference to the broader context of global climate and land use change. Major themes include interactions among the biogeochemical cycles; the linkages of biogeochemistry with sediment dynamics and hydrological processes; and climate change and land use effects on biogeochemical processes in floodplains, rivers and estuaries. The module introduces methods of field sample collection and laboratory analysis; and approaches to controlling pollutants, nutrient levels and greenhouse gas emissions in aquatic systems.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Production Design: History, Theory, CraftLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM7207Semester 17No

Production Design: History, Theory, Craft

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Sue Harris
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines the creative practice of production design in cinema, specifically in relation to architectural construction and set design. It takes a historical approach to design as an industrial practice shaped by technology, artistic and design movements, and the discipline of architecture. It proposes critical approaches founded in theory and practice to find ways of analysing film decor and identifying how it contributes to our understanding of film texts. The artistic and technical challenges posed by film design will be examined though close case study work and the completion of a 4,000 word essay.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Individual Research ProjectGeographyGEG7308Full year7No

Individual Research Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Gemma Harvey

Description: Students are encouraged to undertake their Individual Research Project in collaboration with a practitioner / user organisation The theme for the Individual Research Project is selected by the student in collaboration with the module organiser and in most cases with the practitioner organisation in order to ensure that the project and practitioner link matches the research interests and career aspirations of the student. Students not wishing to link with a practitioner organisation can opt to undertake a free-standing research project of their choice, subject to approval by the module organiser. In either case, the project is undertaken over a twelve week period, and each student is allocated an academic advisor from the MSc academic staff to ensure that they receive appropriate academic guidance during the research. The project report will be marked by two members of the MSc academic staff (usually including the student's advisor) and, where the project is in collaboration with a practitioner / user organisation, comments on the project by the link person in that practitioner / user organisation will also be taken into account.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Health Systems Policy and PracticeSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH6104Semester 16No

Health Systems Policy and Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Jonathan Filippon

Description: In this module we address the fundamental public health question of how best to finance and organise health systems in order to achieve universal health coverage and the effective delivery of comprehensive PHC. We will be particularly concerned with the ways in which health care systems differ from the perspective of access to services among different social groups within the population, and also with the distributive effects of different organising principles such as market and public control. The relationship between health systems and the Primary Health Care Approach will be covered, as well as key debates around the interface between aid, global health governance and national health systems. This module will also cover the essential economic theories used to inform health systems policy.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Research Design and MethodsGeographyGEG7135Semester 27No

Research Design and Methods

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Kathryn Yusoff

Description: Research Design and Methods provides students with information about a range of research methods including Geographical Information Systems (GIS), creating online surveys, archival research, using film, interviewing and ethnography. In addition, students are provided with information about research design and the importance of ethical considerations. The module builds up to students producing their own research proposal that anticipates their dissertation research over the coming months.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Film PhilosophyLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM7020Semester 17No

Film Philosophy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lucy Bolton
Overlap: FLM6020
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module explores the relationship between film and philosophy by examining how films raise philosophical questions. We will learn what philosophers have to say about cinema, and how filmmakers incorporate philosophical perspectives, but we will also explore how films can inform the ways we think about ourselves and understand the world around us. From how we experience cinema in our minds and bodies, to what scares us and how we assess right and wrong, this course will address the question of how films `do¿ philosophy.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 85.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Scriptwriting: Social Justice and CrimeLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM6213PSemester 17No

Scriptwriting: Social Justice and Crime

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Eugene Doyen
Overlap: FLM6209/FLM6209P
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: The aim of social justice to define and defend individual human rights as part of a just and fair society is a process of struggle. The abstraction of justice being enacted and tried in actuality through law, both legislated and social. Story as a social codifier and film as a narrative form engages with the representation of social justice and this module takes up this engagement, supporting students in developing an individual narrative that is relevant to this subject.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Contemporary US CinemaLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM6214Semester 16Yes

Contemporary US Cinema

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

Description: This module fosters an understanding of the network of forces that shape contemporary US cinema. The module takes an ideological film criticism approach, which considers how films reflect, interact with, and shape political realities. There is also a focus throughout on industrial context. The module is assessed by an extended essay (written in three stages) focused on a single film; the best work is published here on a dedicated website: http://www.mcc.sllf.qmul.ac.uk/. Please also note: the module is research-based and requires a significant commitment to independent study and you must commit to watching two `paired¿ feature length films each week as well as researching your own film.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Spaces of Uneven DevelopmentGeographyGEG5128Semester 25Yes

Spaces of Uneven Development

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Marcia Vera Espinoza

Description: This module will interrogate how development geography has evolved as a discipline, discourse and practice since its inception. Beginning with a set of lectures which will introduce students to mainstream and radical theorizations of development, the module will present ongoing and emerging research agendas around issues of restructuring, employment, gender, finance, migration and related policy interventions. These issues will be examined in different regions of the world, enabling students from different disciplinary backgrounds to analyze the impact of diverse cultural and global contexts on development theory and practice.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Society and SpaceGeographyGEG5127Semester 15Yes

Society and Space

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Jon May

Description: This module introduces students to the field of social geography, its theoretical perspectives and substantive concerns, centred upon an understanding of societies as products of uneven and always negotiated relationships of power. Drawing on a social constructionist approach, and using mainly UK examples, we consider intersecting constructions of social class, gender, race and sexuality, and how these constructions both shape, and are shaped by space at a variety of scales. The module includes a field walk assignment designed to develop skills of critical observation and interpretation.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
French IILanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE5202Full year5Yes

French II

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Elsa Petit
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: FRE4200/FRE4202/FRE4204 or a knowledge of French equivalent to CEFRL Level B1+
Corequisite: None

Description: This module develops French grammar, comprehension, oral, aural and analytical skills, with an emphasis on the appropriate use of register in both spoken and written French and preparation for the Year Abroad.

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
Contemporary India: Politics, Society and the EconomyGeographyGEG6129Semester 16Yes

Contemporary India: Politics, Society and the Economy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Philippa Williams

Description: he module examines significant shifts in Indian politics, society and the economy. It does so by connecting the big theories and topics, such as democracy, citizenship, violence, development and neoliberalism, with everyday ideas and practices in India today. Throughout the module students will be introduced to different theoretical approaches used by South Asian scholars such as feminist and postcolonial frameworks, and invited to bring these into dialogue with empirical examples in order to respond to wider questions about development and democracy in India.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Global working livesGeographyGEG7131Semester 17Yes

Global working lives

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr William Monteith

Description: The module explores the economic-development geographies of people's everyday struggles to make a living in the contemporary global economy. Drawing on research within and across the Global North and Global South, this module engages with an exciting 'labour geographies' research agenda, concerned with how workers are capable of fashioning the geography of capitalism to suit their own needs and self-production; and to identify geographical possibilities and labour market strategies through which 'workers may challenge, outmaneuver and perhaps even beat capital' in different locations. The module seeks to expose the spatial limits of mainstream 'universal' theories in geography which presume that 'the economy' and 'labour' can be theorised solely from the perspective of the formal spaces of advanced capitalist economies in the global North.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
GeomorphologyGeographyGEG5225Semester 15Yes

Geomorphology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gemma Harvey
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you are advised to take GEG4209

Description: This module introduces key concepts in geomorphology, exploring fundamental processes driving the development of landforms on Earth and other planetary surfaces. It considers geomorphological systems and processes ranging from the uplift of mountains and gravity-driven mass movement to sediment transport processes in river channels. The module will include discussion of key drivers (e.g. energy, weathering processes) as well as fundamental concepts such as equilibrium, thresholds, complexity, equifinality, feedbacks and magnitude-frequency relationships, through integrated lectures and practical modelling work.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Scriptwriting: Social Justice and CrimeLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM6213Semester 16No

Scriptwriting: Social Justice and Crime

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Eugene Doyen
Overlap: FLM6209
Prerequisite: FLM4201/FLM402
Corequisite: None

Description: The aim of social justice to define and defend individual human rights as part of a just and fair society is a process of struggle. The abstraction of justice being enacted and tried in actuality through law, both legislated and social. Story as a social codifier and film as a narrative form engages with the representation of social justice and this module takes up this engagement, supporting students in developing an individual narrative that is relevant to this subject.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Nature-based Climate SolutionsGeographyGEG6232Semester 16Yes

Nature-based Climate Solutions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Lisa Belyea

Description: To what extent can climate change be mitigated by improved stewardship of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems? In this module, we examine how conservation, restoration and improved management of ecosystems can increase carbon storage and/or avoid greenhouse gas emissions. We evaluate a range of ¿natural climate solutions¿ (NCS) for their feasibility, cost-effectiveness, environmental co-benefits and climate mitigation potential. You will take an active approach to learning through participation in lectures, small-group discussions and a non-residential field trip.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Advanced Geospatial ScienceGeographyGEG6230PSemester 16No

Advanced Geospatial Science

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stuart Grieve

Description: The analysis of geospatial data is the cornerstone of much physical geography and environmental science research. Building upon the knowledge acquired in GEG5223 students will be taught through a range of lectures and computer based practicals. Material covered will highlight recent developments from across the discipline, demonstrating the use of cutting edge Geographical Information Systems to solve problems from a range of physical geography and environmental science sub-disciplines. Time will also be devoted to the effective visualisation of geospatial data and analysis outputs, equipping students with key skills required in the workplace or for further study .

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Fragile EnvironmentsGeographyGEG6231Semester 26No

Fragile Environments

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Kate Spencer
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take GEG5231 or take GEG6150

Description: Marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments are increasingly subject to changing external stressors, including climate change, pollution, land-use and resource consumption. Examining the impact of multiple stressors, this module integrates physical, chemical, and biological understanding to explore the history and modification of environmental settings, why they are considered to be fragile, and how fragile environments and landscapes can be understood, assessed, managed and restored.
The module will be delivered through a residential overseas or UK field trip to visit fragile environments; the specific field location will be announced in advance each year.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Translation into FrenchLanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE5200Semester 25No

Translation into French

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elsa Petit
Overlap: FRE4203
Prerequisite: FRE4200 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: The module provides an introduction to translation into French. Through weekly translation exercises based both on sentences and on texts, students will learn to think systematically about language structure and language use in French (and English), and acquire a more in-depth understanding of register, style, idioms and cultural specificity, and the ways in which arguments are constructed. The module is not available to Erasmus students.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 5
Yakuza: Exploring the Japanese Gangster FilmLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM6206Semester 16Yes

Yakuza: Exploring the Japanese Gangster Film

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Simon Pate
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines the Japanese yakuza-eiga (gangster film) in terms of its narrative form and ideological functions, including socio-political commentary on Japanese society from the 1930s to the present day. We will look at the work of such filmmakers as Ozu, Kurosawa, Suzuki, Fukasaku, Kitano and Miike to explore a range of issues, including the post-war occupation and 'democratisation' of Japan, its rapid industrialisation and the 'economic miracle', the mass migration from rural to urban areas and its social consequences, and the disengagement of large sections of society from the political, bureaucratic and business elite which runs the country. Students will also discuss such concepts as 'giri' (duty), 'ninjo' (honour) and 'jingi' (code) as facets of both the yakuza and national myth, and explore the themes of loyalty, betrayal and sacrifice, and the clash of traditional values with modernity. Finally, the module will consider the relationship between the Japanese and Hollywood gangster traditions through an examination of hybrid films which comment on the clash of codes and cultures.

Students will attend a weekly lecture and seminar; in addition there will be a scheduled screening of each week's main film.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 85.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Global WorldsGeographyGEG4112Semester 24No

Global Worlds

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Samuel Halvorsen

Description: This module will introduce students to a range of core issues affecting the world around them from economic, cultural and social perspectives with a particular focus on the importance of global-local relations revolving around inequality and justice. It will explore a range of debates surrounding the interrelationships between globalisation and international development from historical and contemporary viewpoints as well as the nature and politics of identities in relation to nationalism, diaspora, landscape and exclusion . Students will also be introduced to the relationships between health, place and care.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Reinventing BritainGeographyGEG4106Semester 14No

Reinventing Britain

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Jon May

Description: This module examines geographical implications of changes across the economic, social, cultural and political landscapes of Britain over the last three decades, focused on a field trip North West England. Key themes include: Britain's long-standing North-South divide; uneven geographies of deindustrialisation; culture, heritage and regeneration; geographies of migration and identity; and health inequalities. The module is delivered through lectures and fieldwork, introducing and make connections between theoretical perspectives including economic, social, cultural, political and urban geographies.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Advanced Geospatial ScienceGeographyGEG6230Semester 16No

Advanced Geospatial Science

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stuart Grieve
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take GEG5144 or take GEG5223 or take GEG5102

Description: The analysis of geospatial data is the cornerstone of much physical geography and environmental science research. Building upon the knowledge acquired in GEG5223 students will be taught through a range of lectures and computer based practicals. Material covered will highlight recent developments from across the discipline, demonstrating the use of cutting edge Geographical Information Systems to solve problems from a range of physical geography and environmental science sub-disciplines. Time will also be devoted to the effective visualisation of geospatial data and analysis outputs, equipping students with key skills required in the workplace or for further study .

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Ecosystem ScienceGeographyGEG5224Semester 25Yes

Ecosystem Science

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Kate Heppell

Description: This module explores the fundamental environmental units: ecosystems. We use biological and physical science perspectives to examine the geographical distribution of ecosystems and to understand the principles and processes governing their structure and function. We study the exchange of materials and energy between biotic and abiotic ecosystem components, focusing on water and carbon cycles. We apply biogeoscience perspectives when interpreting how ecosystems change in response to internal system processes, environmental change, natural disturbance events and human activities.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
New York: Nature and the CityGeographyGEG5150Semester 25No

New York: Nature and the City

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Kathryn Yusoff
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take GEG5231 or take GEG6150

Description: As a world city undergoing a series of dramatic social and biophysical transformations, from a key site in the development of colonial rule to more recent urban design for climate change resilience, New York is a city where major ideas of nature have been negotiated, narrated and practised. Preparatory lectures and a seven-day field course focus on the changing geographies of nature in New York and their connections to the wider geographies of global environmental change, the Anthropocene and urban sustainability.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Global Health DissertationSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH6102Full year6No

Global Health Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Giuliano Russo

Description:

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 85.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Environmental HazardsGeographyGEG6203Semester 16Yes

Environmental Hazards

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alexander Steele

Description: Topics will include: specific processes (geophysical, geomorphological, meteorological, and technological) leading to environmental hazards; areas at risk, prediction, probability and risk evaluation; consequences and impacts of hazard events; longer-term consequences (social and economic) of hazards and implications for high-risk areas; hazard mitigation strategies in different parts of the world. The hazards covered may include floods on rivers and coasts, technological / industrial accidents, mining subsidence, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, tornadoes, hurricanes, ENSO events, disease and famine, and extraterrestrial hazards such as meteorite impacts. Differences in hazard preparation and response between MEDCs and LEDCs will be considered.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Activist FilmLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM7204Semester 27No

Activist Film

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Yasmin Fedda
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines films that can be considered activist - a body of work that engages issues of social and political significance. These varied films are driven by the activism of their filmmakers, their protagonists and through the films' direct participation in activism. Using artistic, ideological, socio-cultural, historical, technological, and practical frameworks to examine activist filmmaking this course will explore how the cinema and activism interact. This is a theory/practice module and will include the production of a short film.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Practical
  • Item 4: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Geographical Information Systems (GIS)GeographyGEG5144Semester 25Yes

Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Konstantinos Melachroinos
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take GEG5223

Description: This module provides an introduction to the basic principles of GIS and their application in modelling geographical realities. It is practically based and a requirement of the module is to become proficient in the operation and use of the GIS software - ArcGIS. The main components of the module include defining the key elements of a GIS, basic cartographic principles, elementary database management, error and data quality issues, statistical analysis of spatial data, and presentation and outputs from GIS.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
From Louvre to Louvre: Memory, History and 'Patrimoine' in the French MuseumLanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE6053Semester 26Yes

From Louvre to Louvre: Memory, History and 'Patrimoine' in the French Museum

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Emilie Oleron Evans
Overlap: COM6053
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines the cultural history of France through its museums, from the opening of the Musée central des arts in the Louvre Palace (1793), to the inauguration of the Louvre Abu Dhabi in 2017. It explores the idea of the museum as a space where symbolic value and cultural discourse are built. Students will be introduced to the concept of 'patrimoine' (heritage) through the study of a range of artworks and artifacts in (and outside of) major French collections.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Global Health, Governance and LawSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH6009Semester 26Yes

Global Health, Governance and Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jonathan Kennedy

Description: The protection of public health at the national and subnational level often depends significantly on various decisions made at the international or global level by regimes, including those related to trade, finance, law, diplomacy and inter-governmental relations. Such regimes can have a profound impact on the determinants of health as experienced within countries, at the national and local levels, and have become increasingly important as a result of ever-deepening forms of 'globalisation' and the threat of global hazards to health such as large-scale global environmental change. This module provides an introduction to the disciplines of international relations, international politics, international jurisprudence, globalization and global governance as they relate to global health. It will examine the content and operation of various supra-national policy instruments, structures, institutions and processes, and place these within the context of the right to health and contemporary controversies and topical issues being confronted by the global health community.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Memories of WWII in Literature, Film and ArtLanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE6050Semester 16Yes

Memories of WWII in Literature, Film and Art

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rebekah Vince
Overlap: "COM5001, FRE6001"
Prerequisite: FRE5202 or knowledge of French equivalent to at least level C1 of CEFR
Corequisite: None

Description: This course introduces students to French experiences of les années noires and the ways in which these have been remembered, represented and interpreted in post-war France. It examines the reasons for this period¿s uneasy status as `unfinished history¿ and explores some of the creative representations and reinterpretations of events that have been produced from the aftermath of war through to the present day. The course allows students to study works in various media including art, film and literature. It also introduces contemporary theories about cultural memory and draws upon these to interpret the primary works studied.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
New York: Nature and the CityGeographyGEG6150Semester 26No

New York: Nature and the City

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Kathryn Yusoff
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take GEG6231 or take GEG5150

Description: As a world city undergoing a series of dramatic social and biophysical transformations, from a key site in the development of colonial rule to more recent urban design for climate change resilience, New York is a city where major ideas of nature have been negotiated, narrated and practised. Preparatory lectures and a seven-day field course focus on the changing geographies of nature in New York and their connections to the wider geographies of global environmental change, the Anthropocene and urban sustainability.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Urban African EconomiesGeographyGEG6151Semester 26Yes

Urban African Economies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr William Monteith

Description: Conventional social science has tended to downplay the creativity of urban African societies and economies as well as their `capacity to produce metaphors for their own possible futures¿ (Sarr 2020). Combining approaches from urban, economic and development geography, this module provides students with a critical and historically grounded understanding of urban African economies. It revitalises debates on work, value and exchange through an engagement with local expressions of informality, hustle and solidarity entrepreneurship.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Health Systems Policy and PracticeSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH6011Semester 16No

Health Systems Policy and Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Jonathan Filippon

Description: In this module we address the fundamental public health question of how best to finance and organise health systems in order to achieve universal health coverage and the effective delivery of comprehensive PHC. We will be particularly concerned with the ways in which health care systems differ from the perspective of access to services among different social groups within the population, and also with the distributive effects of different organising principles such as market and public control. The relationship between health systems and the Primary Health Care Approach will be covered, as well as key debates around the interface between aid, global health governance and national health systems. This module will also cover the essential economic theories used to inform health systems policy.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Environmental PollutionGeographyGEG7226Semester 17No

Environmental Pollution

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Kate Heppell

Description: The module introduces students to the sources, pathways and effects of a range of inorganic and organic pollutants in soils, sediments and aquatic environments. It will address current methods of pollution control, focusing on risk-based methods of pollution management and appropriate management strategies for different pollutant types. Developing a process-based understanding of contaminant cycles through the catchment-coast continuum, students will learn how to apply this to environmental management scenarios using case study material. The module includes a one-day site or field visit.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Global Health GeographiesGeographyGEG7143Semester 17No

Global Health Geographies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tim Brown

Description: Global Health Geographies provides the opportunity to engage with the remarkable health challenges that face the world we live in today. Organised around central themes which outline the shift from international health to global health and identify the importance of geographical analyses to this transformation, the module draws on core geographical concerns with people, place, space, power and justice to promote critical encounters with the interdisciplinary field of global health.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Documentary Production ProjectLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM7202Semester 27No

Documentary Production Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Miss Sasha Litvintseva
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module challenges some of the key tenets and ideas of documentary film (such as transparency, truth, reality, and representational practices) with a view to pushing the boundaries of the documentary form. We will explore different modes of documentary practice, including the performative documentary, artists' moving image documentary in the gallery, the animated documentary, archival and found footage film and the essay film. These non-traditional modalities of nonfiction are designed to enhance and reconfigure your own documentary practices, and enable you to test out new theoretical, aesthetic and rhetorical strategies in your production work.
To make the most of the module, you are encouraged to read extensively around documentary film theory and practice, thinking through the myriad formal, political and ethical ways the moving image encounters and represents the lived world. To broaden your horizons, please make sure to keep abreast of the extra-curricular suggestions for recommended viewing, and make the most of the artistic, cinematic, and socially engaged events Queen Mary University and the many communities of London have to offer. Please check your email and social media daily for updates.
Sessions will commonly be divided into two parts. In the first part, there will be a screening covering a particular mode of documentary film that challenges traditional approaches to documentary filmmaking, followed by a lecture and discussion of the film and the assigned reading material. The second part of the session will focus on the practical aspects of planning the production of your film - from concept to completion.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Why Belgium? Identities, Cultures, NarrativesLanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE6020Semester 16Yes

Why Belgium? Identities, Cultures, Narratives

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Adrian Armstrong
Overlap: "COM5020, FRE5020"
Prerequisite: FRE5202 or knowledge of French equivalent to at least level C1 of CEFR
Corequisite: None

Description: Belgium provides an ideal setting for comparative approaches to literature. Uniquely in the UK, this module explores the work of both French- and Dutch-speaking Belgian authors. It focuses on the treatment of identity in novels, short stories, and comics written between the mid-19th and the late 20th centuries. You will study French texts in the original language, and Dutch texts in translation. Topics covered include war and colonialism; space and place; language; Catholicism; and identity as performance.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Migration and MobilitiesGeographyGEG7129Semester 27Yes

Migration and Mobilities

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Kavita Datta

Description: This module explores theoretical, empirical and policy dimensions of patterns and processes of migration and mobilities in a global context and consciously across the global North/global South 'divide' from a scalar, relational and networked perspective. Although the focus will be on the nature and dynamics of contemporary movement of people, the module will also incorporate an analysis of the movement of information, goods and capital as framed within the 'new mobilities paradigm'. Theoretically, the module analyses the key framings of contemporary migration in relation to transnationalism, diaspora and post-national citizenship. In turn, it will interrogate the nature and links between transnationalism, multiculturalism and/or integration; the migration-development nexus; the politics of irregularity and 'illegality'; the relationships between the emergence of global cities and a migrant division of labour; the nature of global gendered mobilities and power and mobility as well as the interrelations between conflict, violence and mobility.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Research Project by Film PracticeLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM6211Full year6No

Research Project by Film Practice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Miss Sasha Litvintseva
Overlap: Students are not normally permitted to take more than one Research Project module
Prerequisite: FLM403
Corequisite: None

Description: Working individually or in small collaborative groups (by arrangement), students will devise, develop, plan and complete a dissertation by film practice. Research activity will be conducted in close consultation with allocated supervisors and through a process of drafting & revision. The form of the film practice can be either: documentary, cinematic essay, expanded cinema, artists¿ moving image, fiction, experimental fiction, or a combination of these.
Students are asked to locate their proposed film within an existing field of practice. How will the film respond to, criticize, challenge, or contribute to that field? Students are asked to consider all aspects of their filmmaking as driven by research aims, methods, processes, and, where applicable, questions. Filmmaking will follow specific research lines of activity.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 70.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Global Historical Geographies, 1492-1800GeographyGEG6105Semester 16Yes

Global Historical Geographies, 1492-1800

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Miles Ogborn

Description: This module aims to introduce students to the complexities of the historical geography of globalisation from Christopher Columbus's landing in America to the end of the eighteenth century. During this period there were enormous changes in the relationships between places - particularly between Europe and the rest of the world - which had profound implications for the way in which the world worked then and which have also structured the ways in which the world works now. Based on the key module text Global Lives (Ogborn, 2008) the module distinguishes between various forms, phases and types of global connection: first encounters, settlement, trade both east and west, mariners' and pirates' travelling lives, the slave trade, plantation slavery in the Caribbean and North America, anti-slavery movements, and science and discovery in the Pacific. It uses biographical material to show how those processes shaped people's lives and were shaped by them. The module's substantive material will be taught through lectures, through student discussion sessions which will support the production of coursework and through museum visits which will show how these issues are being presented to contemporary audiences.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Cultural GeographiesGeographyGEG5126Semester 15Yes

Cultural Geographies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Regan Koch

Description: This module provides an introduction to the field of cultural geography. It draws on examples both historical and contemporary, in the UK and beyond, to demonstrate how spaces, places and landscapes are laden with meaning. It shows that culture is not something that is fixed, but rather constructed through relations with different people, places, ideas, objects and practices. The module therefore helps student understand and interpret matters of culture critically, with careful attention to plurality, complexity and power. Taught through a combination of lectures and seminars, topics include: an introduction to cultural geography; landscape: meaning, power and identity; interpreting cultural representations; more-than-representational geographies; geographies of embodiment and mobility; cultural geographies of food; emerging cultural landscapes and politics; tensions and new directions in cultural geography.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Geographies of HomeGeographyGEG6102Semester 16Yes

Geographies of Home

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Alison Blunt

Description: This module investigates geographies of home on scales ranging from the domestic to the global. Conceptually, the module considers the long-established 'suppression of home' (Reed, 1996), and its more recent revival in research across the humanities and social sciences. The module begins by tracing the celebration of home by humanistic geographers as a site of authentic meaning, value and experience, imbued with nostalgic memories and the love of a particular place. But humanistic geographers failed to analyse the home as a gendered space shaped by different and unequal relations of power and as a space that might be dangerous, violent and alienating rather than loving and secure. More complex and contested spaces of home have come to be studied by cultural geographers, often inspired by feminist and postcolonial theory. One central theme of this work has been an interest in the politics of home and identity, and the ways in which geographies of home are shaped not only by gender, but also by race, class, sexuality and age.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Volcanoes, Climate Change and SocietyGeographyGEG6229PSemester 26Yes

Volcanoes, Climate Change and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rhys Timms

Description: Volcanic eruptions can influence earth systems on a number of scales, from individual landforms to landscape development and global climatic change. Volcanic hazards can have global-scale social impacts and directly threaten the approximately 800 million people that live within 100 km of an active volcano. This module will provide students with knowledge about volcanic environments, the hazards they pose on many scales and potential benefits to societies.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Geospatial ScienceGeographyGEG5223PSemester 25Yes

Geospatial Science

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alexander Henshaw

Description: This module aims to develop an understanding of the theory and methods involved in the creation, storage, analysis and presentation of geospatial data. Using industry standard software, the module will provide the knowledge and skills to tackle advanced problem solving using Geographic Information Systems. This knowledge is fundamental not only to research in Physical Geography, Environmental Science and many other disciplines, but provides a critical skill set used widely within a range of industries (including environmental management, local and national government, the utilities and the insurance sector).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Volcanoes, Climate Change and SocietyGeographyGEG6229Semester 26Yes

Volcanoes, Climate Change and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Anna Bourne

Description: Volcanic eruptions can influence earth systems on a number of scales, from individual landforms to landscape development and global climatic change. Volcanic hazards can have global-scale social impacts and directly threaten the approximately 800 million people that live within 100 km of an active volcano. This module will provide students with knowledge about volcanic environments, the hazards they pose on many scales and potential benefits to societies.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Postcolonial Francospheres: Memories of Colonialism in the French-Speaking WorldLanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE5041Semester 15Yes

Postcolonial Francospheres: Memories of Colonialism in the French-Speaking World

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rebekah Vince
Overlap: FRE4041
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: France¿s former colonies are sites of postcolonial memories, explored in works of fiction by French-speaking writers from North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean. These writers often refuse the label of `Francophone¿ as a colonial hangover, both resisting and engaging with the concept of a `world literature in French¿, as they make the former colonial language their own. In this module, students will analyse novels, short stories, manifestos, and interviews by authors from across the postcolonial French-speaking world, situating them in relation to key debates and engaging with relevant theory.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Why Belgium? Identities, Cultures, NarrativesLanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE5020Semester 15Yes

Why Belgium? Identities, Cultures, Narratives

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Adrian Armstrong
Overlap: "COM5020, FRE6020"
Prerequisite: FRE4201 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: Belgium provides an ideal setting for comparative approaches to literature. Uniquely in the UK, this module explores the work of both French- and Dutch-speaking Belgian authors. It focuses on the treatment of identity in novels, short stories, and comics written between the mid-19th and the late 20th centuries. You will study French texts in the original language, and Dutch texts in translation. Topics covered include war and colonialism; space and place; language; Catholicism; and identity as performance.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Ideas and Practice in GeographyGeographyGEG4009Full year4No

Ideas and Practice in Geography

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Stephen Taylor

Description: This module equips students with the skills and understanding needed to study for a degree in Geography or Environmental Science. It is built around weekly tutorials throughout the first and second semester that introduce students to study skills (such as reading, note-taking and referencing, essay writing, recognising and responding to feedback, making effective presentations preparing for examinations), as well as providing a forum for reflecting on topics and themes dealt with in other modules.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Art in France: Manet to Early PicassoLanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE5003Semester 15Yes

Art in France: Manet to Early Picasso

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Emilie Oleron Evans
Overlap: COM5003
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module explores early modernist painting in France from Manet to the beginnings of Cubism. It focuses mainly on the works of Manet (from his Déjeuner sur l'herbe 1863), Monet, Morisot, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Picasso's early paintings (including Les Demoiselles d¿Avignon, 1906-7). Paintings will be discussed both as an aesthetic and a social practice. Topics studied include: the spectacle of the modern city, gender and representation, the dialogue between art and literature, the influence of non-European art forms, realism v modernism. No prior knowledge of art history is needed.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Ideas and Practice in Environmental ScienceGeographyGEG4008Full year4No

Ideas and Practice in Environmental Science

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stephen Taylor

Description: This module equips students with the skills and understanding needed to study for a degree in Environmental Science. It is built around weekly tutorials throughout the first and second semester that introduce students to study skills (such as reading, note-taking and referencing, essay writing, recognising and responding to feedback, making effective presentations preparing for examinations), as well as providing a forum for reflecting on topics and themes dealt with in other modules.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Cities and Regions in TransitionGeographyGEG4006Semester 24No

Cities and Regions in Transition

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joe Penny

Description: Cities and Regions in Transition will enable BA Human Geography students to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of contemporary change in the UK. Key themes to be addressed in seminar discussion include neo-liberalism, the North-South divide, culture-led urban regeneration, urban heritage and identity, migration and urban health. Students will be assessed via (i) a learning log to demonstrate their critical engagement with reading in preparation for the seminars and (ii) an additional essay to be completed after the fieldtrip on GEG4106.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Health Systems Theory, Policy and Political EconomySchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH6010Semester 26Yes

Health Systems Theory, Policy and Political Economy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Jonathan Filippon

Description: In this module we examine trends towards the reform of health systems in the context of globalisation. Particular attention is given to the impact of neoliberal policy and commercialisation; the move towards universal health coverage; policy on integration; and decentralisation. The role of actors in shaping policy will also be covered, as well as the impact of trade and investment related agreements on health systems. The impact of other aspects of globalisation on health systems - such as migration - will also be covered.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Geospatial ScienceGeographyGEG5223Semester 25Yes

Geospatial Science

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alexander Henshaw
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take GEG5144
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you are advised to take GEG4004

Description: This module aims to develop an understanding of the theory and methods involved in the creation, storage, analysis and presentation of geospatial data. Using industry standard software, the module will provide the knowledge and skills to tackle advanced problem solving using Geographic Information Systems. This knowledge is fundamental not only to research in Physical Geography, Environmental Science and many other disciplines, but provides a critical skill set used widely within a range of industries (including environmental management, local and national government, the utilities and the insurance sector).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Colonial Lives and AfterlivesGeographyGEG5142Semester 25Yes

Colonial Lives and Afterlives

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Kathryn Yusoff

Description: This module will encourage students to explore the continuing impact in the present of the long history and broad geography of empire and colonization. Via attention to both the historical geographies of empire (including the histories of slavery and of settler colonialism) and current social, cultural and political issues, the module will demonstrate how questions of race and power structure imperial lives and afterlives. By considering how the past is not dead, students will develop skills in historical geography and critical interpretation and understand how they can be applied for social change.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Health, Space and JusticeGeographyGEG5135Semester 15Yes

Health, Space and Justice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tim Brown

Description: Situated within a critical geographies framework, this module focuses on the geographical study of health and biomedicine. The module considers significant developments that have taken place in the sub-discipline over the past several decades and evaluates how these have shaped geographical research in this area. Supported by examples drawn from across the countries of the Global North and Global South, the module prompts students to engage critically with the social and spatial unevenness of health, disease and illness and with geographers¿ concern for issues of inequality, inequity and justice.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
French ILanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE4200ASemester 14Yes

French I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elsa Petit
Overlap: "FRE4202A, FRE4205"
Prerequisite: A-Level or a knowledge of French equivalent to CEFRL Level B1
Corequisite: None

Description: Basic grammatical structures are revised and reinforced. Practice in comprehension and composition is given using a wide variety of source material in contemporary French, designed to develop appropriateness and accuracy in the spoken and written language.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Film Studies Research ProjectLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM6202Full year6No

Film Studies Research Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Sue Harris
Overlap: Students are not normally permitted to take more than one Research Project module
Prerequisite: FLM5203
Corequisite: None

Description: Students must consult with the module organiser before finalising registration for this double module. It is designed as an optional module for Final Year students of Film Studies joint and single Honours programme. The aim of the module is to offer students on the Film Studies programmes an introduction to independent study by pursuing a sustained piece of research on a subject agreed with the module organiser and an assigned supervisor. The module will provide training in the research skills and methodologies that this demands via group sessions and individual supervision.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 85.00% Dissertation
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Advanced Translation (French into English and English into French) for Francophone Exchange StudentsLanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE6204Full year6Yes

Advanced Translation (French into English and English into French) for Francophone Exchange Students

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elsa Petit
Overlap: FRE6202
Prerequisite: Native competence in French
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is intended for full-year Erasmus or Associate students from French-speaking countries. It offers advanced training in translation skills both from French into English (semester 1) and English into French (semester 2). A variety of challenging literary and journalistic texts will be used.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 4: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 5: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
French IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE6202BSemester 26Yes

French III

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elsa Petit
Overlap: FRE6202
Prerequisite: FRE5202 or equivalent knowledge of French
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is compulsory for final-year students of French, and provides advanced training in comprehension, composition, textual analysis and two-way translation as well as developing a high level of competence in written and oral French. Students are trained in the management of formal discussion in French.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 60.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
French IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE6202ASemester 16Yes

French III

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elsa Petit
Overlap: "FRE6202, FRE602"
Prerequisite: FRE5202 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is compulsory for final-year students of French, and provides advanced training in comprehension, composition, textual analysis and two-way translation as well as developing a high level of competence in written and oral French. Students are trained in the management of formal discussion in French.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
The Public Life of CitiesGeographyGEG6148Semester 26Yes

The Public Life of Cities

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Regan Koch

Description: Focusing on the public life of contemporary cities, this module provides an engagement with urban geography and urban studies. Students will be introduced to a range of ideas, concepts and key thinkers that help to understand and analyse urban environments. Topics and case studies draw on cities from around the globe, centring on: matters of public space and publicness; urban transformation and social innovation; government and regulation; relations between social life and urban form; and the social production of space though encounters among people, objects, infrastructures and (im)material forces. Key questions examine how people manage common problems, share resources (or not) and organise different forms of collective culture. The aim is that students become better equipped to comprehend and weigh in on the problems and potentials of an increasingly urbanised world.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Kinship: Geographical PerspectivesGeographyGEG6146Semester 26Yes

Kinship: Geographical Perspectives

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Catherine Nash

Description: This module offers a geographical approach to critically engage with ideas of kinship ¿ of who is related to whom and how ¿ and genealogical origins for understandings of human connection and difference (including ideas of global humanity, nation, ethnicity and race). It explores the cultures and science of genealogy, including family history, genetic genealogy and genetic accounts of the histories of national or ethnic groups, and addresses efforts to reconsider how kinship can be understood and practiced, including interspecies kinship.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Historical Geographies of Medicine: From Imperial Hygiene to Global HealthGeographyGEG6145Semester 16Yes

Historical Geographies of Medicine: From Imperial Hygiene to Global Health

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stephen Taylor

Description: This module explores the relationship between medicine and projects of European imperial expansion. Focusing on the period 1750 to the present, the module examines how European encounters with unfamiliar bodies, places, and diseases led to changes in the practice of medicine as public health increasingly became a 'tool of empire'. Informed by scholarship from medical and environmental history, students learn how a geographical perspective can be used to interrogate the histories and contemporary legacies of these encounters with difference. Key topics that will be considered include: disease and environment; the emergence of racial medicine; sexuality and gender; and the colonial legacies of contemporary global health.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
French ILanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE4200Full year4Yes

French I

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Elsa Petit
Overlap: "FRE4202, FRE4204"
Prerequisite: A-Level or a knowledge of French equivalent to CEFRL Level B1
Corequisite: None

Description: Basic grammatical structures are revised and reinforced. Practice in comprehension and composition is given using a wide variety of source material in contemporary French, designed to develop appropriateness and accuracy in the spoken and written language.

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
Advanced ReadingsGeographyGEG7142Semester 27No

Advanced Readings

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gemma Harvey

Description: This module offers the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge of an area of research through self-directed reading. In order to take this module, students must identify an area of interest that can be supervised by a member of the teaching team. The module is assessed by a 4000-5000 word paper that demonstrates advanced engagement with their chosen field of study. If supervision of the topic is agreed, students complete self-directed reading at an advanced level and discuss their readings and develop their paper at fortnightly supervision meetings. The structure of the report may vary according to the nature of the topic, and this is reflected in the word count range provided. Human Geography topics are expected to produce longer papers (up to 5000 words) while topics in Physical Geography and Environmental Science are likely to produce shorter papers (up to 4000 words) that may incorporate figures and data in certain circumstances.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Advanced ReadingsGeographyGEG7142Semester 17No

Advanced Readings

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gemma Harvey

Description: This module offers the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge of an area of research through self-directed reading. In order to take this module, students must identify an area of interest that can be supervised by a member of the teaching team. The module is assessed by a 4000-5000 word paper that demonstrates advanced engagement with their chosen field of study. If supervision of the topic is agreed, students complete self-directed reading at an advanced level and discuss their readings and develop their paper at fortnightly supervision meetings. The structure of the report may vary according to the nature of the topic, and this is reflected in the word count range provided. Human Geography topics are expected to produce longer papers (up to 5000 words) while topics in Physical Geography and Environmental Science are likely to produce shorter papers (up to 4000 words) that may incorporate figures and data in certain circumstances.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Dissertation 12,000 WordsGeographyGEG7139Full year7No

Dissertation 12,000 Words

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Catherine Nash

Description: The module provides an opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of original research on a subject that directly relates to your interests within geography. Following a period of consultation with your supervisor you will develop a topic that relates to your studies and then be given the skills to conduct detailed theoretical and empirical research on that topic. The research may include quantitative or qualitative approaches and include fieldwork and archival research.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Dissertation 15,000 WordsGeographyGEG7138Full year7No

Dissertation 15,000 Words

Credits: 90.0
Contact: Prof Catherine Nash

Description: The module provides an opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of original research on a subject that directly relates to your interests within geography. Following a period of consultation with your supervisor you will develop a topic that relates to your studies and then be given the skills to conduct detailed theoretical and empirical research on that topic. The research may include quantitative or qualitative approaches and include fieldwork and archival research.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 7
Documentary Film - Theory and PracticeLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM7201Semester 17No

Documentary Film - Theory and Practice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Ms Athena Mandis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Documentary in its simplest of forms is a recording of an act. The film camera is first and foremost a recording instrument, whether it captures 'life caught unawares' or a fictional scenario. This module examines the history of 'non-fiction' filmmaking in the 20th and 21 st century through the understanding of documentary styles and genre. Political, social, ethical and historical issues will be addressed through the engagement of theory and practice.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Geographical Thought and PracticeGeographyGEG7120Full year7Yes

Geographical Thought and Practice

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Kathryn Yusoff

Description: This module provides subject-specific research training in human geography and will cover core understanding of key concepts and approaches to human geography research; subject specific research and transferable skills; and qualitative and quantitative, subject specific methodological and presentation techniques. This module will equip students with the skills necessary to design and implement an extended piece of primary research.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Film and EthicsLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM6207PSemester 27No

Film and Ethics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Libby Saxton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides an introduction to the relationship between ethics and diverse forms of cinema, tracing the emergence of a relatively new but increasingly influential approach to the medium. How can the interactions between documentary filmmakers, their subjects and viewers be understood in ethical terms? What is specific about the way narrative cinema frames the moral dilemmas and decisions around which it so often revolves? To what extent does the filmic institution render viewers ethically complicit in scenarios of suffering and violence? What is distinctive about the contribution of cinema to debates in ethical philosophy? And how do given films relate to the poststructuralist ethical preoccupation with the possibility of unconditional openness towards the other? Students will address these and other questions through analysis of a wide-ranging corpus of films and critical, theoretical and philosophical texts produced in Europe, North America and beyond.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 85.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
An Independent Geographical StudyGeographyGEG6000Full year6No

An Independent Geographical Study

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Simon Lewis

Description: As part of the assessment of GEG5103, GEG5301 or GEG5211 students will be required to submit a proposal for an IGS topic. Once this has been agreed, students complete the research and writing involved as directed by their supervisor and outlined in the IGS Handbook.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 6
Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesGEG_6_S
Environmental PollutionGeographyGEG6226Semester 16No

Environmental Pollution

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Kate Heppell

Description: The module introduces students to the sources, pathways and effects of a range of inorganic and organic pollutants in soils, sediments and aquatic environments. It will address current methods of pollution control, focusing on risk-based methods of pollution management and appropriate management strategies for different pollutant types. Developing a process-based understanding of contaminant cycles through the catchment-coast continuum, students will learn how to apply this to environmental management scenarios using case study material. The module includes a one-day site or field visit.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Memories of WWII In French Literature, Film and ArtLanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE5001Semester 15Yes

Memories of WWII In French Literature, Film and Art

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rebekah Vince
Overlap: "COM5001, FRE6050"
Prerequisite: FRE4201 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: This module introduces you to French experiences of the 'annees noires' (the 'dark years') of the German Occupation of France and more especially to the ways in which these have been remembered, represented and interpreted in the art, film and literature of post-war France. It examines the reasons for this period's uneasy status as 'unfinished history' and explores some of the creative representations and reinterpretations of events that have been produced from the aftermath of war through to the present day. The module also involves the study of contemporary theories about cultural memory, from France and elsewhere. It considers how these theories have evolved and explores productive ways of drawing upon them to interpret the primary works studied.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Introductory French Part IILanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE4206Semester 24Yes

Introductory French Part II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elsa Petit
Overlap: FRE4204
Prerequisite: FRE4205 or equivalent knowledge of French
Corequisite: None

Description: This module offers further knowledge in French language for students who acquired a good foundation with Introductory French Part I. It is aimed primarily at language specialists and students following programmes in the Faculty of Arts. The module provides further competence in all four main skills (reading, listening, speaking, writing). Teaching materials are selected with a view to acquiring a wider knowledge of contemporary Francophone culture and society. Students are expected to actively participate in and contribute to the learning process in the classroom. Private study is essential to keep up with the pace of the module. Language of instruction: French and English.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 6.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 6.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 6.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 3.00% Practical
  • Item 5: 6.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 6: 3.00% Practical
  • Item 7: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 8: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Research Methods for Geographers and Environmental ScientistsGeographyGEG4004Full year4No

Research Methods for Geographers and Environmental Scientists

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Konstantinos Melachroinos

Description: This module introduces geography and environmental science students to key quantitative and qualitative research methods and GIS. These include mapping, spatial analysis, interviewing, questionnaire design, survey methods, and descriptive and inferential statistics. Lectures are combined with regular computer lab-based practical sessions in order to understand the theories behind different methods and learn how they can be applied in geographical and environmental research. As part of this practical element, students will receive training in the use of MS Excel, IBM SPSS Statistics and ArcGIS to manipulate and analyse data.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Environmental Research MethodsGeographyGEG5215Full year5No

Environmental Research Methods

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Geraldene Wharton
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take GEG4004
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take GEG5214

Description: This module provides training in research techniques for physical geography and environmental science students, building upon skills acquired in GEG4004 Research Methods for Geographers and Environmental Scientists and GEG4210 Getting Started in Geography and Environmental Science. All students will receive training in designing surveys and experiments, working with environmental data and carrying out fieldwork. They will also select from a portfolio of ¿short course options¿ providing opportunities to develop further their lab or data analysis skills. Delivery will typically involve laboratory, computing and/or fieldwork.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Creative ProductionLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM6201Semester 26No

Creative Production

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Athena Mandis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: A Practical Film Making Module
Corequisite: None

Description: This is an optional module open to Film Studies students with an experience in practice (Production Skills and/or Directing Drama/Directing Fiction). It offers the opportunity to develop and build on knowledge of film making developed during the first two years of the degree, and the opportunity to make one short film in any style the student wishes to explore. The film is made by a group and not an individual. The module has a mixture of group meetings and whole class lectures and workshops.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Practical
Level: 6
Postcolonial Francospheres: Memories of Colonialism in the French-Speaking WorldLanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE4041Semester 14Yes

Postcolonial Francospheres: Memories of Colonialism in the French-Speaking World

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rebekah Vince
Overlap: FRE5041
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: France¿s former colonies are sites of postcolonial memories, explored in works of fiction by French-speaking writers from North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean. These writers often refuse the label of `Francophone¿ as a colonial hangover, both resisting and engaging with the concept of a `world literature in French¿, as they make the former colonial language their own. In this module, students will analyse novels, short stories, manifestos, and interviews by authors from across the postcolonial French-speaking world, situating them in relation to key debates and engaging with relevant theory.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Picturing a Nation: France and its Image from Marianne to #JesuisCharlieLanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE4042Semester 24Yes

Picturing a Nation: France and its Image from Marianne to #JesuisCharlie

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Emilie Oleron Evans
Overlap: COM5042
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module examines how images form the foundation of our understanding of French culture, and of how France understands itself. Students will be introduced to the methodology of visual studies and will be applying it to images of historical and cultural relevance to the French-speaking world, ranging from Marianne as the personification of `national¿ values, through the representation of the colonies in advertising, to the tradition of satire embodied in the magazine 'Charlie Hebdo'. Through these visual analyses, students will consider concepts such as cliché, symbol, and allegory, and reflect on questions of nationhood and cultural identity.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
French IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE6202Full year6Yes

French III

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Elsa Petit
Overlap: FRE602
Prerequisite: FRE5202 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is compulsory for final-year students of French, and provides advanced training in comprehension, composition, textual analysis and two-way translation as well as developing a high level of competence in written and oral French. Students are trained in the management of formal discussion in French.

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
Final ProjectLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM7200Full year7No

Final Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Prof Steven Eastwood
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Launching in semester two of your programme and running the course of the summer, the Final Project module guides you to deepen your research skills and realise an ambitious, high-production, festivals-ready documentary film drawing on the methods and modes given attention to over the duration of the MA. The documentary film production is supported by a research portfolio and an academic essay in giving detailed and theoretically informed context to the topic and the form of the film produced.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Narrative in Theory and Practice: Analysing and Creatively Responding to French Literature Through the AgesLanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE6006Semester 16Yes

Narrative in Theory and Practice: Analysing and Creatively Responding to French Literature Through the Ages

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Richard Mason
Overlap: COM6006
Prerequisite: FRE5202 or knowledge of French equivalent to at least level C1 of CEFR
Corequisite: None

Description: This module centres on narratology, the structural study of fictional narrative. Narratological analysis addresses questions such as: How can we talk about the selection of detail in fiction? What are the implications of having characters narrate their own stories? You will study a major work of narratology, and apply its principles to some classic French literary texts from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Creative writing work in French, based on the set texts - rewriting passages, composing additional episodes, etc. - plays an important part in the module, developing your understanding of texts and techniques as well as your linguistic skills.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Economic GeographiesGeographyGEG5129Semester 25Yes

Economic Geographies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joe Penny

Description: This module offers a broad introduction to key debates within Economic Geography. It explores: the geographies of production and global production networks; the recentering of Economic Geography through engagement with the Global South and development; the centrality of uneven development in capitalist economic social relations; the connections between globalisation and local socio-spatial relations; and 'alternative' or `diverse' economic practices that challenge neoliberalism. The module will challenge students to understand how economic processes of valuation, production, consumption and exchange play out in practice in time and place.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
German Romanticism in its European ContextLanguages Linguistics and FilmGER4004Semester 24Yes

German Romanticism in its European Context

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ruediger Goerner
Overlap: "COM5004, GER5004"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Romanticism was one of the defining periods in modern cultural history. Religious, philosophical and (para-)scientific phenomena were hotly debated, psychology was established and an awareness of politics became a dominant fact of life. Given wide-spread censorship the literary journal and the salon emerged as most important fora for debate. Aesthetically, a particular attraction of Romanticism was the sharing of closely related artistic experiences, such as the affirmation of sensuality and the eternal yearning for temporary fulfilment, throughout Europe for some five decades. Structured round a series of themes, this course will put German examples into the context of the European movement as a whole.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
German PlayLanguages Linguistics and FilmGER064YSemester 15Yes

German Play

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Astrid Kohler
Overlap: GER064X
Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of German
Corequisite: None

Description: This module will enable you to produce, act in, research for, or otherwise assist in the production and performance of a play in German. Academic input will take the form of seminars and tutorials.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Cognitive Film TheoryLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM7058Semester 27No

Cognitive Film Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mario Slugan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Cognitive film theory introduces the students to the main currents in this branch of film studies and outlines its main concepts, debates, and methods. We will be primarily interested in problems of film classification (definitions of fiction, horror, etc.) and audience engagement (narrative comprehension, emotional responses, character engagement, bodily reactions, attitudes/desires/beliefs/behaviors films elicit, etc.). To do so we focus on the relationship of this brand of theorizing to continental philosophy, analytic philosophy, scientific method, dialectical theorizing, naturalism, and embodied cognition. Key theorists discussed include Munsterberg, Bordwell, Carroll, Plantinga, Smith, Tan, and Guerra and Gallese.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 7: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 8: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 9: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 10: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 11: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 12: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Retheorising Global DevelopmentGeographyGEG7137Semester 17Yes

Retheorising Global Development

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Kavita Datta

Description: This module will provide the theoretical framework underpinning all the modules for this programme. Teaching will be divided into 4 blocks each examining key substantive themes: (i) Hybrid worlds seminars will introduce students to key debates challenging the academic and disciplinary divides between economic and development geography. In particular these seminars will challenge the representation of the global South as a collection of people and places in need of development intervention and where geographic theory and knowledge travels to, and the economy as only operating in and through advanced economies. These seminars will encourage students to challenge these boundaries and recognise an increasingly interconnected global South and North. (ii) Gendered development futures seminars will focus on the gendered history of development highlighting the critical junctures at which the discipline has been engendered. It will introduce students to key gender and development theories and approaches and the changing nature and politics of gender scholarship. (iii) Citizenship, justice and democracy will focus on questions of contemporary citizenships and their position with regards to democracy and rights. Detailing feminist and postcolonial frameworks, it will highlight the uneven geographies and experiences of democracy, citizenship and rights. (iv) Transnational migration and mobilities will introduce students to contemporary theoretical approaches to migration and mobility focusing particularly on transnational theory. Unpacking the complex mobilities of people, commodities and money, these seminars will particularly focus on migrant remittances illustrating the increasingly contested nature of these flows in relation to the migration-development nexus and the 'financialisation of development'.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Forms of Film PracticeLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM7038Semester 17No

Forms of Film Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Steven Eastwood
Overlap: FLM6038
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Mainstream narrative cinema has always benefitted from the formal innovations taking place at the margins of film practice. The formal, aesthetic and technical experiments conducted by the avant-garde were soon appropriated by the commercial film industry. Risks taken in the documentary field have led to new attitudes towards truth and actuality. This module focuses on what forms film practice can take beyond fiction and storytelling. The module aims to broaden the students' skills-base by focusing on documentary filmmaking and artists' moving image, encouraging formal experimentation and an active critique of the ways in which mainstream cinema and conventional televisual formats construct meanings and representations.

The module covers a range of practices, production procedures, technologies and techniques for concept development, and is structured to develop creative thinking, collaboration, crew dynamics and practical abilities. It is designed to ground the student in appropriate research and development methods along with practical and aesthetic skills to produce a short documentary or experimental film. Students choose from two short film project options: either a documentary portrait of a person, place or event, or a film that engages with process, concept and aesthetics, rather than with explicitly narrative content. In parallel, students produce an essay consisting of a close reading of a filmmaker or filmmakers working in a mode that relates to their short film production.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
French II IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmFRE5206Full year5Yes

French II Intensive

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Elsa Petit
Overlap: FRE5202
Prerequisite: FRE4204 or knowledge of French Language equivalent to CEFR Level A2
Corequisite: None

Description: Entry level in French: A2, exit level: B2 (CEFRL). Module designed to provide students with a deeper and more specific knowledge of French grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation and to further develop the four key language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course is well balanced between the presentation of the main grammatical concepts by the tutor in seminars and by activity-based, mixed-skills classes which incorporate oral expression and comprehension as well as reading comprehension, written expression and translation. The module is intended primarily for students doing a BA in Modern Languages involving French (Single or Joint Honours degree).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 3.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 5: 1.50% Practical
  • Item 6: 1.50% Practical
  • Item 7: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 8: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 9: 3.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 10: 3.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 11: 1.50% Practical
  • Item 12: 1.50% Practical
  • Item 13: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 14: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Film and EthicsLanguages Linguistics and FilmFLM6207Semester 26Yes

Film and Ethics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Libby Saxton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: FLM5203 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides an introduction to the relationship between ethics and diverse forms of cinema, tracing the emergence of a relatively new but increasingly influential approach to the medium. How can the interactions between documentary filmmakers, their subjects and viewers be understood in ethical terms? What is specific about the way narrative cinema frames the moral dilemmas and decisions around which it so often revolves? To what extent does the filmic institution render viewers ethically complicit in scenarios of suffering and violence? What is distinctive about the contribution of cinema to debates in ethical philosophy? And how do given films relate to the poststructuralist ethical preoccupation with the possibility of unconditional openness towards the other? Students will address these and other questions through analysis of a wide-ranging corpus of films and critical, theoretical and philosophical texts produced in Europe, North America and beyond.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 85.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Violence and Modernity in Twentieth-Century IndiaHistoryHST5360Semester 15Yes

Violence and Modernity in Twentieth-Century India

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Chris Moffat

Description: This QMUL Model module provides an introduction to modern Indian history through the thematic of violence and its relationship to politics and social change. Interrogating India's momentous twentieth century - from the dawn of mass anti-colonial politics to the independent state's emergence as global power - students will explore how the triumphant story of Gandhian satyagraha and postcolonial democracy is shadowed throughout by a 'history of violence¿. We will consider how critics and advocates of violence negotiate and respond to developments in modern technology - from bombs and trains to nuclear power and the internet. This module gives students an opportunity to reflect on the transformations and meaning of 'modernity' and `democracy¿ in a global context, and to analyse the importance of political and intellectual debates in the historiography of modern India.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Fragile EnvironmentsGeographyGEG5231Semester 25No

Fragile Environments

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Kate Spencer
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take GEG6231 or take GEG5150

Description: Marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments are increasingly subject to changing external stressors, including climate change, pollution, land-use and resource consumption. Examining the impact of multiple stressors, this module integrates physical, chemical, and biological understanding to explore the history and modification of environmental settings, why they are considered to be fragile, and how fragile environments and landscapes can be understood, assessed, managed and restored.
The module will be delivered through a residential overseas or UK field trip to visit fragile environments; the specific field location will be announced in advance each year.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Flood Risk Management and ModellingGeographyGEG6314Semester 26No

Flood Risk Management and Modelling

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alexander Henshaw

Description: This module provides students with knowledge and skills related to flood risk management. It examines the current status of flood risk and associated legislation in the UK and Europe. Flood generation mechanisms are explained and novel management options for reducing flood risk are critically reviewed. Potential impacts of predicted changes in climate and socio-economic conditions on UK flood risk are also explored. Practical sessions are used to introduce students to design discharge estimation methods, flood frequency analysis and 1/2D inundation modelling using industry standard software.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Past Environmental ChangeGeographyGEG5229Semester 15No

Past Environmental Change

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Simon Lewis
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you are advised to take GEG4209

Description: This module investigates the nature and causes of the major climatic fluctuations of the last 2.5 million years at global to local scales and from million year to decadal timescales. The module explores the varied records of past environmental change, the evidence used to reconstruct and understand past environments and the response of the terrestrial, ocean and ice sheet systems and biota - including humans - to climate change. It integrates perspectives from different disciplines such as sedimentology, palaeontology, oceanography and archaeology.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Nature-based Climate SolutionsGeographyGEG6232PSemester 16Yes

Nature-based Climate Solutions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Lisa Belyea

Description: To what extent can climate change be mitigated by improved stewardship of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems? In this module, we examine how conservation, restoration and improved management of ecosystems can increase carbon storage and/or avoid greenhouse gas emissions. We evaluate a range of ¿natural climate solutions¿ (NCS) for their feasibility, cost-effectiveness, environmental co-benefits and climate mitigation potential. You will take an active approach to learning through participation in lectures, small-group discussions and a non-residential field trip.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Project in Environmental ScienceGeographyGEG6212Full year6No

Project in Environmental Science

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Simon Lewis

Description: An independent project based upon field, and/or laboratory, and/or numerical modelling work within the field of Environmental Science. NB This module is compulsory for all final-year students registered for an Environmental Science degree (F850) and is not available to students registered for any geography degree. By the end of the second term in your second year you will have to put forward a proposal for your topic, you will be allocated a supervisor based on this proposal. The main research takes place during the summer vacation between your second and third years. Any laboratory analysis should be completed by the end of the first semester in your third year. The work should be preceded by an exploratory study during the Easter vacation of your second year. Data analysis and writing up of the project takes place during the first and second terms of your third year. You are expected to meet regularly with your supervisor to discuss the project. The results of your research are presented in a dissertation of not more than 10,000 words. Not open to associate students.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
Level: 6
Networking,Multi- and inter-disciplinarity,International perspectivesGEG_6_S
Latin for Medievalists IIHistoryHST5106Semester 25Yes

Latin for Medievalists II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Harrap

Description: This module builds on the foundations provided by HST5106 Latin for Medievalists I and provides further tuition in Latin geared to the needs of students studying medieval history. It provides a practical grounding intended to enable students to take advanced medieval history modules.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 5
Women and Gender in Medieval IslamHistoryHST5100Semester 25Yes

Women and Gender in Medieval Islam

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Anna Chrysostomides

Description: This module will offer an introduction to the history of women in medieval Islamic societies (600 - 1500 AD), through their experiences and representations in art and literature. We will aim at finding the boundaries that divided the worlds of women and men in the economic, legal and spiritual spheres. We will do so by looking at a variety of texts, including the Qur'an, Prophetic traditions, marriage contracts, travellers' accounts and the tales of the Arabian Nights. By comparing sources from diverse cultural perspectives, we will consider the development of a cultural, economic, legal, and spiritual female identity in the Middle Ages, and critically examine medieval and modern discourses on women and Islam.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Geography in the WorldGeographyGEG4003Semester 14No

Geography in the World

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Catherine Nash

Description: This module explores geography as a `worldly¿ subject, both part of and shaped by the wider world, and engaged with key social and environmental issues. We consider the interconnection of society and the environment, addressing key themes such as natural hazards, environmental justice and the climate crisis. Developing a critical geographical perspective on urgent environmental and social issues means considering how geography¿s imperial origins have shaped the subject and are being addressed in on-going efforts to decolonise geography. We consider the use of cartography by powerful groups and maps as tools of resistance and empowerment by marginal groups, including indigenous people, to explore different sorts of geographical knowledges and relationships between knowledge and power. The module thus opens up questions about the politics of knowledge making and considers how racial and other forms of injustice and inequality are being addressed in geography. We apply this critical perspective to address pressing environmental and social issues in the contemporary world, such as: environmental justice and environmental racism; climate change; public space; access to nature; housing injustice; slope stability; political borders and migration; flooding and flood risk; and population growth and control. The module will include a virtual field trip to the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers).

The Module aims to:
¿ Provide students with a critical geographical perspective for addressing key social and environmental issues, including environmental and climate justice.
¿ Provide knowledge and understanding of the key dimensions of contemporary environmental and social issues and how they are being addressed by geographers and within wider society by governments, institutions and activist groups
¿ Encourage an understanding of how critical perspectives on the origins and development of geography inform the discipline¿s focus on issues of racial and other forms of inequality and injustice."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 4
Multi- and inter-disciplinarity
Research DesignGeographyGEG5214Full year5No

Research Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Simon Lewis
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take GEG5214B
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take GEG4004
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take GEG5215

Description: This module develops students' understanding of approaches to scientific research, building on knowledge and skills acquired in GEG4004 Research Methods for Geographers & Environmental Scientists. This will include literature review, developing research questions and testable hypotheses, feasibility studies, risk assessment procedures and the management of research projects. Through this module students will choose a topic for their Level 6 Independent Geographical Study or Project in Environmental Science and be guided through the process of developing and submitting a project proposal.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Research DesignGeographyGEG5214BSemester 25No

Research Design

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Simon Lewis
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take GEG5214
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take GEG4004
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take GEG5215

Description: This module develops students' understanding of approaches to scientific research, building on knowledge and skills acquired in GEG4004 Research Methods for Geographers & Environmental Scientists. This will include literature review, developing research questions and testable hypotheses, feasibility studies, risk assessment procedures and the management of research projects. Through this module students will choose a topic for their Level 6 Independent Geographical Study or Project in Environmental Science and be guided through the process of developing and submitting a project proposal.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Flood Risk Management and ModellingGeographyGEG7314Semester 27Yes

Flood Risk Management and Modelling

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alexander Henshaw

Description: The module is divided into two linked elements. The first explores the current status of flood risk and associated legislation in the UK and Europe. Flood generation mechanisms are examined and novel management options for reducing flood risk (including strategic rural land management and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) are critically reviewed. Flood protection in London is explored through a field trip to the Thames Barrier and potential impacts of predicted changes in climate and socio-economic conditions on UK flood risk are reviewed. The second component of the module is focussed on flood risk modelling. A combination of lecture and practical sessions are used to introduce students to design discharge estimation methods, flood frequency analysis and 1D inundation modelling using industry standard software.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Latin American Cinema from the 1960s to the PresentLanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP6055Semester 26Yes

Latin American Cinema from the 1960s to the Present

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Angela Dorado-Otero
Overlap: "HSP6204, FLM6055"
Prerequisite: HSP5201/HSP5202 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: This course offers an overview of Latin American cinema from the emergence of the continental `New Latin American Cinema¿ movement of the 1960s and 1970s, through the no less innovative and radical national initiatives of the 1980s and 1990s, to the transnational film production of today. These cinematographic developments will be examined in close connection both with the various national contexts from which they stem, and with the artistic and ideological debates in which the films intervene. Students will learn about the filmmaking of directors such as, for example, María Luisa Bemberg, Fernando Solanas and Octavio Getino (Argentina); Jorge Sanjinés (Bolivia), Ciro Guerra, Víctor Gaviria (Colombia); Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (Cuba); Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro Iñárritu (Mexico); Francisco Lombardi (Peru). The selection of filmmakers and films will very from year to year.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Global Health, Governance and LawSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH7012Semester 27No

Global Health, Governance and Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jonathan Kennedy

Description: The protection of public health at the national and subnational level often depends significantly on various decisions made at the international or global level by regimes, including those related to trade, finance, law, diplomacy and inter-governmental relations. Such regimes can have a profound impact on the determinants of health as experienced within countries, at the national and local levels, and have become increasingly important as a result of ever-deepening forms of `globalisation¿ and the threat of global hazards to health such as large-scale global environmental change. This module provides an introduction to the disciplines of international relations, international politics, international jurisprudence, globalization and global governance as they relate to global health. It will examine the content and operation of various supra-national policy instruments, structures, institutions and processes, and place these within the context of the right to health and contemporary controversies and topical issues being confronted by the global health community.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Catalan Literature: An IntroductionLanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP5055Semester 15Yes

Catalan Literature: An Introduction

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof John London
Overlap: "CAT5055, COM5055"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: How did a language with so few speakers give rise to texts of world importance? Covering examples by well-known writers from the medieval period to the present, this module provides an overview of Catalan literature. Theatre, mystical prose, modern novels and postmodern short stories are analyzed and discussed on their own stylistic terms and in relation to historical and aesthetic developments. Love and war, as well as national and personal identity make for a potent literary mixture.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Postmigrant Literature and Film after German UnificationLanguages Linguistics and FilmGER6054Semester 16Yes

Postmigrant Literature and Film after German Unification

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maha El Hissy
Overlap: COM6054
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall, a rich literary and film scene has emerged that wrestled with Germany¿s past, with questions of remembering and forgetting, and the challenge of a multi-layered and hybrid German identity. As the German body politic has been reshaped, questions of otherness, exclusion and belonging, national identity and heritage have become more pressing topics in German society, and are often negotiated through immigrants. Taking this as a point of departure, the course investigates post-Unification literature and film by postmigrants in Germany. The module will focus particularly on literary and filmic devices and the modes of narrating otherness, refuge, travel, and border crossing. How are borders being marked, crossed and shifted? How is Europe being represented? Where does it end? How are Otherness and national 'purity' being performed? What marks religious belonging? Are there postmigration figures, such as the pensioner, the fanatic, the academic, the preacher? These are some of the many questions the course aims to tackle. This module will require some independent screening of films.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Literatures in Time: Epic and Romance in the Middle AgesEnglish and DramaESH129Semester 24Yes

Literatures in Time: Epic and Romance in the Middle Ages

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tamara Atkin

Description: This module will introduce you to the foundations of English literature, from the earliest textual production in Anglo-Saxon England to the flourishing of English as a literary language in the later Middle Ages. It will give you a sense of the historical, political, social, and literary developments over eight centuries of writing in England.
The medieval period saw the emergence of new literary forms in response to political and social upheaval. It witnessed the development of poetry in all genres, from epic verse to lyrics; the first recorded drama in English; the first writing by women in English; the invention of printing; and the use of literature to express and to shape religious experience. The Middle Ages also saw the transformation of the English language from Old to Middle English, and English literature of the period bears the influence of a range of texts written in other medieval languages (especially Latin and French), which were transmitted and read alongside English-language works. Over the semester, this module will give you a growing understanding of the purposes and effects, conscious and unconscious, of literary production and development; this understanding will be rooted in the historical moment.
Much of the reading will be available to you in modern English translations, but you will also have the opportunity to read texts in their original Middle English, the language of Chaucer and other writers of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
German Thought I: Hegel, Marx, NietzscheLanguages Linguistics and FilmGER5058Semester 15Yes

German Thought I: Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ruediger Goerner
Overlap: "COM5008, COM5038, COM5058, GER5008, GER5038"
Prerequisite: Any level 4 literature module and reading knowledge of German
Corequisite: None

Description: This module introduces students to three major thinkers in 19th century German thought all of whom have exerted a global impact, Georg W.F. Hegel, Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche. Topics explored will Hegel's conception of phenomenology and aesthetics; Marx's early criticism of Hegel, his 'social intellectualism' and conception of history; and Nietzsche's philosophy of culture.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Contemporary German Studies IILanguages Linguistics and FilmGER505Semester 25Yes

Contemporary German Studies II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Astrid Kohler
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SML4006 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: The module will be covering three thematic fields:
1.) Contemporary Berlin
2.) German Speaking Cultures
3.) Working with the Writer in Residence.
In block 1, students will get to analyze a variety of cultural representations of contemporary Berlin. They will also familiarize themselves with sociological approaches to urban culture.
In block 2, this approach will be opened up to other German-speaking metropolises such as Vienna and Zurich, and students engage with non-German (but) German-language cultures. Students will also be introduced to the question of multiculturalism in German speaking countries and to artifacts thematizing trans-cultural experiences.
Block 3 is devoted to work with our writers in residence. By discussing their works, ideas and circumstances with them, students will gain an understanding of current literary and cultural life in Germany.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
FaustLanguages Linguistics and FilmGER5052Semester 15Yes

Faust

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ruediger Goerner
Overlap: "COM5052, COM6022, GER6022"
Prerequisite: Any level 4 literature module
Corequisite: None

Description: The life and legend of Johann Faust, the necromancer who sold his soul to the devil in return for power and knowledge, have cast a spell on writers since the late 16th century. We will study this fascination and receptivity through the centuries and across European literatures, from Marlowe to Valéry via Goethe.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
German I IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmGER4205Full year4No

German I Intensive

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Martina Deny
Overlap: "GER4201, GER4204"
Prerequisite: GCSE or a knowledge of German equivalent to CEFRL Level A2
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is offered only to students who have a knowledge of the language equivalent to CEFRL Level A2, such as GCSE German or comparable. Successful students will reach Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). Students must attend all six hours of teaching per week. module books: Optimal B1 (Langenscheidt) and Optimal B1: Intensivtrainer (Langenscheidt). Language of instruction: Predominantly German.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
History of Political ThoughtHistoryHST5614ASemester 15Yes

History of Political Thought

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Waseem Yaqoob

Description: How has the meaning of `democracy¿ changed over the centuries? Where did the language of rights come from? How have slavery and empire been justified - and criticised? Beginning with some of the earliest examples of political theorising in the ancient world, and ending in the twentieth century, this module introduces students to some of the most important thinkers and debates in the history of political thought. Individual thinkers and major texts will be discussed each week, together with major debates and issues. Students will look at arguments and controversies as they unfolded in different historical circumstances, becoming familiar with the concepts, problems, and debates that have shaped political thought. They will acquire a solid grounding in the development of, and differences among, the various philosophical and ideological traditions that have shaped modern politics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
German ILanguages Linguistics and FilmGER4204Full year4Yes

German I

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Martina Deny
Overlap: "GER4201, GER4205"
Prerequisite: A Level or a knowledge of German equivalent to CEFRL level B1
Corequisite: None

Description: Successful students will reach Level B1(+) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). Therefore, this module is offered only to students who have A-level in German or equivalent. The module consists of a two-hour grammar class, one-hour translation class and one-hour oral/aural class. This module is designed to improve your knowledge of grammar and to give you a grounding in factual and literary German. Language of instruction: predominantly German.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
History of Political ThoughtHistoryHST5614Full year5Yes

History of Political Thought

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Waseem Yaqoob

Description: How has the meaning of `democracy¿ changed over the centuries? Where did the language of rights come from? How have slavery and empire been justified - and criticised? Beginning with some of the earliest examples of political theorising in the ancient world, and ending in the twentieth century, this module introduces students to some of the most important thinkers and debates in the history of political thought. Individual thinkers and major texts will be discussed each week, together with major debates and issues. Students will look at arguments and controversies as they unfolded in different historical circumstances, becoming familiar with the concepts, problems, and debates that have shaped political thought. They will acquire a solid grounding in the development of, and differences among, the various philosophical and ideological traditions that have shaped modern politics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 5
A Century of Extremes: Germany 1890-1990HistoryHST5391Full year5Yes

A Century of Extremes: Germany 1890-1990

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Joseph Cronin

Description: This module provides a systematic account of German history in the twentieth century. It aims at a better understanding of the major developments in society, politics, culture, and economy which shaped the country up to today. Students will reflect critically on contemporary issues in Germany, on the burden of the German past, and on the place of Germany in Europe.
In the beginning, special attention will be paid to the origins and consequences of World War I, the challenges facing the Weimar republic, Hitler's rise, the National Socialist Regime, World War II, and the Holocaust.
The module then turns to the Allied occupation, Germany's division into two states on opposing sides of the Cold War, the Westernization of the West and Sovietisation of the East, and the unexpected reunification.
Class readings include historical research and original sources as well as some literary texts and films. Different approaches, arguments, and controversies will be presented.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 5
A Half-Century of Extremes: Germany 1890-1945HistoryHST5391ASemester 15Yes

A Half-Century of Extremes: Germany 1890-1945

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joseph Cronin

Description: This module provides a systematic account of German history from 1890 to 1945. It aims at a better understanding of the major developments in society, politics, culture, and economy which shaped the country from the accession of Kaiser Wilhelm II to the end of the Second World War. Special attention will be paid to the origins and consequences of World War I, the challenges facing the Weimar Republic, Hitler's rise, the National Socialist Regime, World War II, and the Holocaust. Class readings include historical research and original sources as well as some literary texts and films. Different approaches, arguments, and controversies will be presented.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
American Populism: From Thomas Paine to Donald TrumpHistoryHST5377Semester 25Yes

American Populism: From Thomas Paine to Donald Trump

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Noam Maggor

Description: What is populism? What are populism's core tenets as a political tradition? How has it shaped the historical trajectory of the United States? Is Donald Trump indeed a populist? What are the deep-seated political currents that carried him to the White House? Roughly defined as the call for the empowerment of ordinary people in all areas of life, populism has been one of the most influential (and probably least understood) social and ideological currents driving American politics since the early days of the republic. This module will explore the history of populism in the United States from the founding to the contemporary moment. We will examine the ideas, individuals, social movements, party platforms, and controversies that defined the populist tradition, including, for example, Andrew Jackson and the bank wars of the 1830s, the People's Party and the anti-monopoly campaigns of the 1890s, and Henry Ford's illiberal politics during the 1930s. We will reflect, in turn, on populism's multifaceted political valence and its profound imprint on American public life.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Japanese Film: History, Culture and FantasyHistoryHST5342Semester 25Closed

Japanese Film: History, Culture and Fantasy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matthew Jacobsen

Description: Japan's modern history has been characterised by dramatic and turbulent social and economic fluctuations: forced out of centuries of isolation from the world's political and economic stage; through occupation by allied forces in the post-WWII period; unparalleled economic boom in the 1980s; and the subsequent pits of recession and social crisis in the 1990s. The study of Japanese Cinema, which evolved in the 20th century through periods of profound cultural change, reveals a nation torn between its rich cultural heritage and legacy of tradition and an extraordinary modernisation and global expansion. This module will examine a range of Japanese films spanning the second half of the 20th century, and situate them within their social, cultural and industrial contexts. Some key periods in Japanese History will also be introduced and the purpose and effect of their representation in films considered. Focusing on samurai period dramas (jidaigeki), the rich Japanese tradition of ghost stories (kaidan) and the Japanese animated film (anime) we will be thinking about how cultural practices, values and ideologies are refracted, circulated, enforced, questioned or critiqued through the use of fantastic and historic settings and narratives.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Nice Girls, Bad Girls and Bitches: British Women and Gender from the Vote to ThatcherHistoryHST5390Semester 25Yes

Nice Girls, Bad Girls and Bitches: British Women and Gender from the Vote to Thatcher

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Amanda Vickery

Description: What difference did the vote make? Were modern women emancipated? The press noticed 'modern girls', with office jobs, short skirts, a swimsuit, sex appeal (known as 'SA' or 'It'), keen on make-up, smoking, dancing and the flicks. But how real were her gains? This module explores the words and experiences of British women in a century of rapid social, economic and cultural transformation - when what it meant to be a 'British woman' was itself revolutionised. We will determine the constraints on women in war and peace, politics, education and paid work, marriage, motherhood and family, and celebrate rebels and non-conformists. But we will also explore women¿s dreams and disappointments in courtship and romance, sexual relationships and desire, domesticity and home-making, consumerism and fashion.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Piracy and Civilisation: Antiquity to the Golden AgeHistoryHST5224Semester 25Closed

Piracy and Civilisation: Antiquity to the Golden Age

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Simon Layton

Description: Pirates have stalked the seas from time immemorial, bearing witness to the rise and fall of the world's greatest states and empires. Their mythical presence at the margins of civilisation has enthralled, repulsed, and entertained for generations; but why do they endure in our collective memories, and how did pirates¿and the concept of piracy¿impact upon history? This module traces piracy¿s origins and development in world history, from the Classical Mediterranean to the early-modern Atlantic and Caribbean. It engages key texts of piratical folklore, from lurid contemporary accounts to swashbuckling cinema, while exploring (through a field trip) the wider significance of seafaring within British national identity.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
The Buildings of London I: From the Ashes of Fire to the Capital of EmpireHistoryHST5227Semester 25Yes

The Buildings of London I: From the Ashes of Fire to the Capital of Empire

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Matthew Walker

Description: Taught by numerous site visits to historic buildings alongside lectures and seminars, this course introduces students to the study of architecture by exploring buildings in the London area from the start of the seventeenth century to the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837. During the course, we will witness London burn to the ground, be comprehensively rebuilt, and then expand from a small European capital into the largest city in the world. Along the way, we will encounter a wide variety of buildings including cathedrals, palaces, churches, synagogues, breweries, shops, and hospitals. Students will acquire skills in looking at, reading, and understanding buildings and become adept at using them as historical evidence. Students will also learn how to relate architecture to its social, political, and intellectual context, and develop insights into the ways that buildings may carry and convey meaning, whether to an expert or to a more general audience. No prior knowledge of architecture or architectural history is required to undertake the course.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Evidence, Policy and Global HealthSchool of Medicine and DentistryIPH7010Semester 17No

Evidence, Policy and Global Health

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Megan Clinch

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 practical / applied public health perspective. The literature covered in the module will draw attention to the nature of social systems that are influenced by a range of socially, culturally and politically mediated factors and variables. Its approach to the study of the social factors that influence health, public health programmes and health policy will differ from, but complement, the teaching and methods of study that are covered in the Epidemiology and Statistics module (ICM6040). Overall the module will develop and strengthen critical appraisal skills and help intercalating students develop a command of the multi-disciplinary field of Global Health. These are skills that will be new, and crucial throughout their studies and in particular during the second semester as students begin to consider their dissertation project.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Avant-Garde Theatre in EuropeLanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP6007Semester 26Yes

Avant-Garde Theatre in Europe

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof John London
Overlap: "COM6007, CAT6007"
Prerequisite: Any level 4 literature module
Corequisite: None

Description: Why should characters behave illogically on stage or not exist at all? How can image rival plot? And what is the point of shocking audiences? This module introduces some fundamental styles and plays from European avant-garde theatre and sets them within an artistic and socio-political context. Futurism, Dada, Expressionism and the Theatre of the Absurd are included. Special attention is paid to Spanish and Catalan drama. We will at all times try to see texts as excuses for performance and use other aspects of culture to understand the challenges of this new drama.

Assessment:

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

The Mexican Revolution and its Aftermath

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patricia D'Allemand
Overlap: COM6009
Prerequisite: HSP4204/SML4006 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Latin America: Key ConceptsLanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP5012Semester 15Yes

Latin America: Key Concepts

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patricia D'Allemand
Overlap: COM5012
Prerequisite: HSP4200/HSP4201 or knowledge of Spanish equivalent to CEFRL level A2
Corequisite: None

Description: This course examines, from a global perspective, the historical processes that gave rise to modern Latin America and shaped its diverse societies. Focusing on a range of seminal texts, the module explores the intellectual debates that have accompanied the building of the nation-states we know today, and provides an insight into the multiple political, ethnic and cultural traditions that characterise the countries of the region. The course also provides key theoretical and analytical concepts specific to the study of Latin American cultural history.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Literature, Dictatorship and Cultural Memory in the Hispanic WorldLanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP5043Semester 25Yes

Literature, Dictatorship and Cultural Memory in the Hispanic World

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Angela Dorado-Otero
Overlap: "COM5043, HSP5200"
Prerequisite: HSP4200/HSP4201 or knowledge of Spanish equivalent to CEFRL level A2
Corequisite: None

Description: In the twentieth century, Spain and many Latin American countries shared the common experience of dictatorship. By focusing on a representative sample of texts from the twentieth and early twenty-first century (mostly narratives and a play) from Spain, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, El Salvador and Guatemala, this module aims to study Hispanic writers within their historical and political contexts, paying particular attention to the so-called dictator novels. We will explore how specific authors write and represent military dictatorship and how they reexamine the role of literature as a productive social text in the light of repression and censorship. In this context, this module will examine critically issues of 'official history', cultural memory, oral history, gender, national identity and exile in Spain and Latin America, relevant to this day.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Introductory SpanishLanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP4200ASemester 14Yes

Introductory Spanish

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Maria Del Mar Encinas-Puente
Overlap: HSP4200
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Use of spoken and written Spanish for those without previous knowledge of the language. Intended primarily for language specialists and for other students following programmes within the Faculty of Arts

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Catalan Culture: Art, Literature and FootballLanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP4011Semester 24Yes

Catalan Culture: Art, Literature and Football

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof John London
Overlap: CAT4011 and COM5011
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module offers a general introduction to modern and contemporary Catalan culture from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. Topics covered include: nationalism; the politics of language; the avant--garde art of Salvador Dalí and Miró; literature; football. There is no language requirement for this module; therefore it is suitable for students with no knowledge of Catalan and Spanish.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
Introductory SpanishLanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP4200Full year4No

Introductory Spanish

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Maria Del Mar Encinas-Puente
Overlap: "HSP4201, HSP4202"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Use of spoken and written Spanish for those without previous knowledge of the language. Intended primarily for language specialists and for other students following programmes within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
German Narrative Fiction in Text and FilmLanguages Linguistics and FilmGER6027Semester 26Yes

German Narrative Fiction in Text and Film

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Astrid Kohler
Overlap: "FLM6027, GER5027, FLM5027"
Prerequisite: Any level 4 film or literature module
Corequisite: None

Description: What are the specific qualities of the media film and novel? How is a story changed when it moves from one medium to the other? Is it even still the same story?
Using texts from the German canon, students will explore what happens to the parameters of prose fiction when they are transferred to the medium of film. This includes not only the way the plot is realized, but many other factors which affect the intellectual and emotional responses elicited.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Men, Women, and Song: Love Poetry in Medieval IberiaLanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP4003Semester 14Yes

Men, Women, and Song: Love Poetry in Medieval Iberia

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rosa Vidal Doval
Overlap: CAT4003
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: This module provides an introduction to medieval literature through the study of poetry in Catalan, Galician-Portuguese, and Spanish. Taking love as a unifying theme, it will explore a series of genres (traditional lyric, song-books), time periods (from the 13th to the 15th century), and themes within medieval literary culture (translation and multilingualism). It will also serve as an introduction to the critical analysis and study of poetry as a literary form more generally.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 4
German Narrative Fiction in Text and FilmLanguages Linguistics and FilmGER5027Semester 25Yes

German Narrative Fiction in Text and Film

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Astrid Kohler
Overlap: "FLM5027, FLM6027, GER6027"
Prerequisite: Any level 4 film or literature module
Corequisite: None

Description: What are the specific qualities of the media film and novel? How is a story changed when it moves from one medium to the other? Is it even still the same story?
Using texts from the German canon, students will explore what happens to the parameters of prose fiction when they are transferred to the medium of film. This includes not only the way the plot is realized, but many other factors which affect the intellectual and emotional responses elicited.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Introductory German (Part II)Languages Linguistics and FilmGER4203Semester 24Yes

Introductory German (Part II)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Martina Deny
Overlap: GER4201
Prerequisite: GER4202 or a knowledge of German equivalent to CEFRL Level A1
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is offered only to students who have successfully completed GER026/Introductory German Part 1 or have a knowledge of the language equivalent to CEFRL-Level A1. Those who wish to attend a full academic year of Introductory German should choose GER/100. Successful students will complete CEFRL-Level A2. Students must attend all six hours of teaching per week. Coursebook: Optimal A2 (Langenscheidt), Language of instruction: German and English.

Assessment:

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

Introductory German (Part I)

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 4
Animal Madness in the Human Zoo: The History of Animal Experimentation and the Human ConditionHistoryHST5408Semester 25Yes

Animal Madness in the Human Zoo: The History of Animal Experimentation and the Human Condition

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Edmund Ramsden

Description: Throughout history our understanding of what it is to be human has depended upon our perceptions of, and relations with, non-human animals. In this module we will trace the emergence and development of animal experimentation from the mid-19th century through to the late 20th and examine how it has informed our understanding of human behaviours, emotions and their discontents. Beginning with Charles Darwin's interactions with the orangutan Jenny in London Zoo through to the use, on an industrial scale, of laboratory animals to understand stress-related illnesses and devise drugs to relieve them, students will explore the profound effect various species, such as rats, mice, dogs and monkeys, have had on the human condition in the modern era.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Angels, Spinsters and Whores: British Women and Gender from Victoria to the VoteHistoryHST5389Semester 15Yes

Angels, Spinsters and Whores: British Women and Gender from Victoria to the Vote

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Amanda Vickery

Description: Did Victorian women lie back and think of empire? They were certainly beset by stereotypes, from the pure to the depraved ¿ from Angel in the House and virgin bride, to tawdry fallen woman, prostitute, chorus girl and shoplifter. Some types were to be pitied (redundant spinsters and degraded wage slaves), others feared (unsexed bluestockings, New Women, Suffragettes). Together we will examine Victorian and Edwardian ideals and realities, looking at sex, love, work, politics, fashion, manhood, imperialism, race, and war.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Human Rights in History: Origins, Foundations, ProspectsHistoryHST5405Semester 25Yes

Human Rights in History: Origins, Foundations, Prospects

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Andrew Fitzmaurice

Description: Where do human rights come from? Historians began treating 'human rights' as a distinct historical subject about a decade ago, and since then the field has grown considerably. In this short time the field has shifted from a celebration of the origins and roots of a universal language for making moral claims, to more critical interpretations of historical origins that question the consequences of this inheritance for contemporary politics and global justice. In this module, we will examine the origins of the idea of human rights, how it became institutionalized in law and international politics, and how its history and prospects have become so fiercely contested today. We will reflect on the history of abolitionism, human rights, and humanitarianism in a global setting, and analyse the impact of modern international and multi-cultural perspectives on the evolution of 'human rights history'.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Art and Society in Nineteenth-Century Britain and FranceHistoryHST5370Semester 15Yes

Art and Society in Nineteenth-Century Britain and France

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amanda Christina Hui Sciampacone

Description: The nineteenth century saw the birth of many revolutionary artistic practices that transformed the visual culture of Europe. Industrialisation, urbanisation, and colonialism brought about a new social order, and artists responded by developing artistic styles that addressed society's modern values. This module will explore artistic innovations in Britain and France including Impressionism, Pre-Raphalitism, and the invention of photography. By examining individual art objects and wider art historical themes, we will see how new artistic styles responded to issues like class, gender and race. This module makes use of the rich art collections on offer in London, with seminars taking place at Tate Britain and the National Gallery.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarityHST_456_A
Totalitarianism: Authoritarian Politics in History and Theory, 1920-2003HistoryHST5387Semester 15Yes

Totalitarianism: Authoritarian Politics in History and Theory, 1920-2003

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Waseem Yaqoob

Description: This module introduces students to some of the major theoretical and historical approaches to twentieth century authoritarian politics. In particular we will focus on the ways in which the concept of totalitarianism has been theorised, applied and contested by historians, political scientists and philosophers in Europe, America and beyond. How did totalitarian regimes emerge and function? What is at stake when we talk about totalitarianism, fascism or populism? What can these categories tell us about modern politics? Readings include classic texts and recent scholarship, and cover themes including fascism and communism, technology, racism and colonialism, Marxism, the concept of political religion, and the origins of contemporary radical movements. Combining primary sources with historiographical and theoretical commentary, this module encourages drawing connections between the history and theory of twentieth century politics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
The American Century: The History of the United States, 1945-2000HistoryHST5350BSemester 25Yes

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

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Mark White

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Medieval London: Pubs, Plague-pits and CathedralsHistoryHST5120Semester 15Yes

Medieval London: Pubs, Plague-pits and Cathedrals

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Eyal Poleg

Description: Taught by seminars, site visits and museum sessions, this module introduces students to life in medieval and renaissance London. The central themes of royal power, gender, marginality, the Black Death and popular revolt, will be studied in class and in the streets of London. Students will visit key monuments of medieval London (such as Westminster Abbey), trace the path of rebels in 1381, or handle medieval and early modern artifacts in the Museum of London. Sites, monuments, topography, and artifacts will lead to a new understanding of politics, devotional practices, trade and family life. This module enables students to develop professional networks, and foster an understanding of multi-disciplinary approaches. Through their work with curators, palaeontologists, and historians, students evaluate approaches to past objects from various disciplinary perspectives, and demonstrate how historical research can be applied in the environment of museum studies, public engagement, and object analysis.

Please note that this module involves class visits to various locations in London. When timetabling, please allow yourself an hour's travel time either side of the class.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Violence in Early Modern EuropeHistoryHST5220Semester 15Yes

Violence in Early Modern Europe

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Linda Briggs

Description: Violence was rife in early modern Europe. Ordinary people threw insults and drew weapons against one another; apprentices rioted in the streets; wars raged over political borders and religious differences; and empires forcibly converted and enslaved peoples across the globe. Yet violence was not meaningless. This module explores the uses of and motivations for different types of violence, from individual symbolic acts to state-sponsored atrocities. Students will uncover the written and unwritten rules that underpinned early modern society, and the consequences when these were not upheld.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
From Muhammad to the Ottomans: A History of Medieval Islamic SocietiesHistoryHST5116Semester 15Yes

From Muhammad to the Ottomans: A History of Medieval Islamic Societies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Anna Chrysostomides

Description: This module offers an introduction to the history of medieval Islamic societies, from the rise of Islam up to 1500 AD. It will follow the major political events in the history of the Muslim community, and explore the development of key religious trends, cultural concepts and social institutions. The module will highlight the range of literary, artistic and scientific achievements of medieval Islamic civilizations. By using critical historical tools for examination of the Islamic past, it will seek to draw a multi-dimensional picture of complex and dynamic societies. Students will reflect on the religious, cultural, and social history of Islamic societies, and analyse traditional and modern narratives of Islamic history.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Culture and Society in Medieval Spain: Christians, Jews and MuslimsLanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP5204Semester 25Yes

Culture and Society in Medieval Spain: Christians, Jews and Muslims

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rosa Vidal Doval
Overlap: HSP205
Prerequisite: HSP4200/HSP4201 or knowledge of Spanish equivalent to CEFRL level A2
Corequisite: None

Description: This module aims to provide an insight into medieval Spanish culture and society, in particular the interaction between Christians, Jews and Muslims through the study of a series of literary works. These introduce students to key genres (poetry, ballads, short stories and miracle collections) and key themes in the history and culture (conquest and reconquest, love and sexuality, and religion) of Medieval Spain.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Spanish II NLanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP5207Full year5No

Spanish II N

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Maria Del Mar Encinas-Puente
Overlap: HSP5201 / HSP5202
Prerequisite: HSP4202
Corequisite: None

Description: This course is offered to native speakers of Spanish. Tuition is aimed at developing appropriateness and accuracy in the spoken and written language through the analysis and composition of texts and oral presentation in a variety of registers. Students will be practicing translation and consecutive interpreting from English into Spanish with emphasis on areas that contribute to employability. Texts will be selected from journalism, business, literature, science, travel industries and other fields of interest. During the second semester, students will be working independently on a research project with scheduled follow-up sessions with the module convener.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 15.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 10.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 4: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 6: 30.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Spanish I NLanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP4202Full year4Yes

Spanish I N

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Maria Del Mar Encinas-Puente
Overlap: "HSP4200, HSP4201"
Prerequisite: Native or near native proficiency in Spanish
Corequisite: None

Description: This module for students who are native or heritage speakers of Spanish offers an integration of Spanish language skills designed to introduce students to the learning methodology of the language in a university context. The module places particular emphasis on the development and application of the four skills (reading, listening, speaking and writing) in a variety of registers. It provides a strong emphasis on advanced grammar and translation (30% from Spanish into English and 70% English into Spanish). The module is also intended to help students become independent language learners, enabling participants to gain competence in some key skills that they will need for future employment (time management, critical thinking, and independent learning strategies). A good deal of the work on this module takes place outside the class. Students are expected to dedicate to Spanish language at least 10 hours of individual work a week, in addition to attendance at classes and preparation of assessed tasks. Tuition is aimed at developing appropriateness and accuracy in the spoken and written language through the analysis and composition of texts and oral presentation in a variety of registers. Successful students will reach Level B2 (+) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Contemporary German Studies ILanguages Linguistics and FilmGER5204Semester 15Yes

Contemporary German Studies I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Falco Pfalzgraf
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: SML4006 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: This module covers different aspects of contemporary German Linguistics and will help prepare students for their year abroad. Areas to be covered will include: Where German comes from, how it has developed, and where it is currently spoken; how German is related to other languages; German pronunciation; Contemporary German dialects; German standard forms and non-standard variation in contemporary German; and contemporary sociolinguistic issues, such as register, language & sexism, linguistic purism / Denglisch, Jugendsprache, Gastarbeiterdeutsch.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Die Kultur der deutschsprachigen SchweizLanguages Linguistics and FilmGER6204Semester 16Yes

Die Kultur der deutschsprachigen Schweiz

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Kalterina Latifi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: GER5202/GER5203 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: In diesem Kurs soll die Kultur der deutschsprachigen Schweiz unter die Lupe genommen werden. Behandelt soll werden die politische, geographische, geschichtliche und sprachliche Besonderheit der Eidgenossenschaft, und der Einfluss, den diese Faktoren auf die Kultur vom deutschsprachigen Teil des Landes ausgeübt haben. 'Kultur' wird dabei im breitesten Sinne aufgefasst. Wesentlich sind dabei das Selbstverständnis der Schweizer als Schweizer und die Beziehungen der deutschsprachigen Schweiz zum übrigen Europa, insbesondere zu Großbritannien. Unterrichtssprache des Kurses ist Deutsch.

In this course we will take a close look at the culture of German-speaking Switzerland. The course will cover the political, geographical, historical and linguistic specificity of the Confederation and the influence this has had on the German-speaking part of it. In this context, therefore, 'culture' is to be understood in the broadest sense. The course will focus particularly on Swiss Germans' sense of themselves as Swiss Germans, and their relationship the rest of Europe, especially Great Britain. The course will be taught in German.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
German Romanticism in its European ContextLanguages Linguistics and FilmGER5004Semester 25Yes

German Romanticism in its European Context

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ruediger Goerner
Overlap: "COM5004, GER4004"
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: Romanticism was one of the defining periods in modern cultural history. Religious, philosophical and (para-)scientific phenomena were hotly debated, psychology was established and an awareness of politics became a dominant fact of life. Given wide-spread censorship the literary journal and the salon emerged as most important fora for debate. Aesthetically, a particular attraction of Romanticism was the sharing of closely related artistic experiences, such as the affirmation of sensuality and the eternal yearning for temporary fulfilment, throughout Europe for some five decades. Structured round a series of themes, this course will put German examples into the context of the European movement as a whole.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 80.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Austria TodayLanguages Linguistics and FilmGER4200Semester 24Yes

Austria Today

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Melanie Engelmayr
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Description: "The main focus of the class will be to introduce students to current cultural, social, and political issues, using books, newspaper articles, journals, TV and radio broadcasts, and web sources from Austria. Selected readings and films will familiarize students with major figures and features of everyday life. The course will also convey knowledge about historical events and developments."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Introductory GermanLanguages Linguistics and FilmGER4201Full year4Yes

Introductory German

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

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
London and its MuseumsHistoryHST5606Semester 25Yes

London and its Museums

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amanda Christina Hui Sciampacone

Description: This module will begin by looking at the historical development of museums from the random gathering of natural and man-made objects found in the cabinet of curiosities of the Renaissance to the institutional role played by modern and contemporary museums. We will have the opportunity to explore London's collections for the purpose of contextualizing and critically evaluating the cultural and historical value, purpose, educational role and key public function of different types of exhibiting space and exhibitions. Along with developing knowledge of the contents of collections, the module will focus on ideas of collecting, curatorial knowledge and theories of display, with the aim of deconstructing the cultural narratives and ideological representations provided by each exhibiting space. The entirety of this module will take place outside of the university campus as each week will see the class visiting a different museum. In weekly visits to museums and galleries in London, students will consider history in a broader perspective, evaluate museum space and exhibition experiences, and demonstrate how historical research can be applied in the environment of museum studies, public engagement, and art analysis.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Multi- and inter-disciplinarityHST_456_A
London on Film: Representing the City in British and American CinemaHistoryHST5608Semester 15Yes

London on Film: Representing the City in British and American Cinema

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mark Glancy

Description: This module examines the representation of London in films made from the 1920s to the present. It explores the social and cultural forces that have given rise to changing views of the city over time, as well as the diversity of 'Londons' that may arise within a single time period. Through analysis of a wide range of films, the module investigates how the city has been imagined, and what meanings it has embodied, in a wide variety of genres and time periods. Students develop skills necessary to deconstruct, decode, and interpret filmic imagery, sound, dialogue, and story, and demonstrate how their knowledge and understanding of London's history in the twentieth century can be applied to film analysis with reference to both textual and contextual factors.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
The Soviet Union: Red Flag Unfurled, 1917-1991HistoryHST5397Semester 15Yes

The Soviet Union: Red Flag Unfurled, 1917-1991

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Andrew David Willimott

Description: This module will chart the rise and fall of the USSR, from the Russian Revolution of 1917 to the collapse of Soviet Communism in 1991. Along the way, we will meet familiar characters, including Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, and Gorbachev. But we will also be introduced to the ordinary people that called themselves Soviets. The module will cover themes including ideology, gender, sex and sexuality, race and anti-racism, religion, and multi-nationalism. We will travel from Moscow to Siberia, via the Caucasus and Central Asia, exploring the Soviet Union through a variety of primary sources, including political writings, party resolutions, newspapers, letters, memoirs, agitation and propaganda, and material history. We will think critically about the historiographical arguments and controversies that have defined Soviet studies.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Race in the United States: Plantation Slavery to #BlackLivesMatterHistoryHST5395Semester 15Yes

Race in the United States: Plantation Slavery to #BlackLivesMatter

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Noam Maggor

Description: This module interrogates the resilient power of racism in American history from the founding of the United States to the recent past. We will survey African American history from slavery through the Civil Rights era, broadly defined, and to more contemporary struggles. We will embed this history in the larger sweep of American history, covering topics such as plantation slavery, abolitionism and emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation, the ¿New Negro,¿ the long Civil Rights Movement, and the age of Trump/Obama. We will discuss the legacy of prominent African-American thinkers, activists, and political leaders, as well as the perspectives of ordinary black men and women. With the use of scholarly works and primary sources, we will reflect on the invention and re-invention of ¿race¿ and question what African-American history should mean for our understanding of American capitalism, empire, democracy, society, and culture.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 5
Black Metropolis: London, New York and Paris from Imperialism to DecolonisationHistoryHST5396Semester 15Yes

Black Metropolis: London, New York and Paris from Imperialism to Decolonisation

Credits: 15.0
Contact:

Description: Throughout the 20th century the cities of London, New York and Paris became important sites of various black internationalist political and cultural movements. Drawing together methodologies from urban, social and intellectual history, this course will give students a deep understanding of the prominence that London, Paris and New York took on in black life both within England, France and the United States, and internationally. It will encourage students to think of cities as both creations and creators of local, national and international black historical activism from Garveyism to the "New Negro" Movement and the birth of négritude, through to the West African Students Union movement and Black Pantherism.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
The American Century: The History of the United States, 1900-1945HistoryHST5350ASemester 15Yes

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

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Mark White

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Chartists, Rebels and Suffragettes: Democracy in Britain, 1830-1928HistoryHST5365Semester 25Yes

Chartists, Rebels and Suffragettes: Democracy in Britain, 1830-1928

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Robert Saunders

Description: This module charts the rise of democracy from the "Great" Reform Act of 1832 to equal suffrage in 1928. The rise of democracy was not just a political development; it was a cultural and intellectual revolution, with implications for the Empire, the relationship between men and women, and the survival of the UK. We will explore the case against democracy and assess the influence of debates about race, sex and the American Civil War, as well as considering the legacy of these ideas for democracy in the twenty-first century.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Madness and Medicine in Modern BritainHistoryHST5314Semester 15Yes

Madness and Medicine in Modern Britain

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Claire Martin

Description: The discipline of psychiatry is foundational to our understanding of a wide range of modern concepts from personality and responsibility through to illness and deviancy. Our sense of our own identities, our motivations and our patterns of behaviour, is drawn from modern psychiatric ideas. This module provides a broad overview of psychiatric practice in Britain from the beginning of state-regulated asylums through to the advent of current policies of pharmaceutical treatment and community care. Using a mixture of secondary sources and primary texts, we will examine how the diagnosis and treatment of madness has been shaped through the rich interaction of social, scientific, political, economic and cultural factors. We will evaluate approaches the concept of "madness" from historical, psychiatric, psychoanalytical, sociological, and legal perspectives, and demonstrate how techniques from each disciplinary approach can be applied to a study of identity and human behaviour.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 5
Spanish IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP6201Full year6Yes

Spanish III

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Maria Del Mar Encinas-Puente
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: HSP5201/HSP5202 or equivalent knowledge of Spanish
Corequisite: None

Description: Compulsory for final-year students of Hispanic Studies. Use of the Spanish language; morphology and syntax; semantic discrimination; translation from and into Spanish; use of the spoken language; aural comprehension; advanced practice in spoken Spanish.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
Women and Gender in Late Medieval England, c.1300-c.1500HistoryHST5114Semester 15Closed

Women and Gender in Late Medieval England, c.1300-c.1500

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Virginia Davis

Description: Having established the religious and legal context in which women were operating, this module will explore the different stages in a woman's lifecycle, childhood and youth, married life and old age, most often as a widow. Attention will be paid to the different experiences of aristocratic and peasant women, rural and urban women. The alternative option of a life devoted to religion will be considered. Issues covered will include women's experiences of work, in both a rural and an urban environment, education, literacy and cultural patronage and the course will conclude with an examination of women on the margins of society, as criminals and prostitutes.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Latin for Medievalists IHistoryHST5124Semester 15Yes

Latin for Medievalists I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr David Harrap

Description: This module is designed for complete beginners in Latin. It covers the following elements of grammar: nouns, plural, genders, prepositions, genitive, questions, vocatives, adjectives, basic conjugations and irregular verbs, and present & future tenses. In addition, it provides information on the history of Latin, its pronunciation at different times and its influence on English; and a discussion of a story set in a ninth-century monastery, which introduces some medieval vocabulary and usages. By the end of the module, you will be able to read simple short medieval texts.
This module can be studied as a module since it is an excellent opportunity for students to broaden their linguistic and cultural experience. Over half the words in the English language have Latin roots, and learning Latin is an excellent basis for improving English grammar and vocabulary and for learning other languages (French, Spanish, Italian). Latin (particularly medieval Latin) is also frequently used in legal and government documents, as well as in the modern sciences.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 5
Spanish Graphic Novels in the 21st CenturyLanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP6056Semester 16Yes

Spanish Graphic Novels in the 21st Century

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Angela Dorado-Otero
Overlap: COM6056
Prerequisite: HSP5201/HSP5202 or knowledge of Spanish equivalent to CEFRL level C1
Corequisite: None

Description: Through a selection of twenty-first century Spanish graphic novels, this module will introduce students to the boom in new, hybrid textual and visual narratives, operating within a wider cultural environment. Students will learn how medium-specific features can influence how these narratives unfold through fictional and graphic texts developed from non-fictional contexts to express in new ways current social, historical, and political concerns in Spain. Paying attention to literary and aesthetic responses in relation to historical memory, trauma, national identity, economic, and ecological issues affecting Spain, this module will enable students to think critically in light of relevant theories that have been developed based on the growing production of graphic novels in a global context. The module will be approached from an interdisciplinary perspective, relying on studies of memory, trauma, psychoanalysis, gender and sexuality, cultural studies, and political history focusing on contemporary Spain.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 6
Spanish II IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP5202Full year5No

Spanish II Intensive

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Maria Del Mar Encinas-Puente
Overlap: HSP5201
Prerequisite: HSP4200 or knowledge of Spanish equivalent to CEFRL level A2
Corequisite: None

Description: This is the second-year core language module for students who started their degree in Spanish 'ab initio'. It offers further intensive instruction in the Spanish language, and by the end of the module you should be at a level comparable to those who have taken Spanish II. Use of the Spanish language; morphology and syntax; semantic discrimination; use and practise of the spoken language; aural comprehension; translation from and into Spanish.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
River Assessment and RestorationGeographyGEG7317Semester 17Yes

River Assessment and Restoration

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alexander Henshaw

Description: This module aims to provide the key knowledge and understanding at an advanced level necessary to support the development of management strategies for rivers along the catchment to coast continuum. Based upon an understanding of the multi-dimensional connectivity of fluvial systems, the module focuses on themes such as sediment and vegetation dynamics, river and floodplain process-form relationships, environmental flows, ecohydraulics and particular issues relating to constrained urban environments. Based on a solid scientific underpinning, the module introduces the legislative context, methods of field survey and assessment, and integrated approaches to the sustainable management of river systems, their flood plains and estuaries.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Environmental Data Acquisition and AnalysisGeographyGEG7316Semester 27Yes

Environmental Data Acquisition and Analysis

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Gemma Harvey

Description: Students of Physical Geography and Environmental Science require a range of skills in data collection plus numerical, statistical and modelling skills to undertake higher-level analysis of environmental datasets. This module provides specific training and experience in approaches to the collection of field data and data from secondary sources as well as data analysis relevant to individual students or groups of students. This will include one-to-one or small group workshops on specific statistical methods, but the precise content of the teaching will be specific to the needs of the cohort in each year.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
German IIILanguages Linguistics and FilmGER6200Full year6Yes

German III

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Martina Deny
Overlap: GER061N/GER619
Prerequisite: GER5202/GER5203 or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Description: This module is required for all final-year students. Successful students will reach Level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). Various exercises to promote the accurate use of contemporary idiomatic German. Enhancement of translation skills.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 40.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 40.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 6
German IILanguages Linguistics and FilmGER5202Full year5Yes

German II

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Martina Deny
Overlap: GER5203
Prerequisite: GER4204/GER4205 or a knowledge of German equivalent to CEFRL Level B1+
Corequisite: None

Description: Successful students will reach Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). Therefore, this module is not offered to native or near-native speakers of German. This module is designed to improve competence in written and spoken German, including preparation for Year Abroad placements. Students will attend classes in Guided Composition, Translation from English into German and an Oral/Aural class. Language of instruction: predominantly German.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
German II IntensiveLanguages Linguistics and FilmGER5203Full year5Yes

German II Intensive

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Martina Deny
Overlap: GER5202
Prerequisite: GER4201 or a knowledge of German equivalent to CEFRL level A2
Corequisite: None

Description: Successful students will reach Level B1+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). Therefore, this module is offered to students who have successfully completed Introductory German during their first year of study or equivalent. The module consists of two hours All-Skills Seminar, two hours Grammar and Writing and one hour oral/aural class. Language of instruction: predominantly German.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Germany TodayLanguages Linguistics and FilmGER4210Semester 14Yes

Germany Today

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Ana Ilic
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: A Level or a knowledge of German equivalent to CEFRL level B1
Corequisite: None

Description: The aim of this module is to prepare undergraduate students of German for working and living in German-speaking countries. The main focus of the class will be to introduce students to current cultural, social, and political issues, using books, newspaper articles, journals, TV and radio broadcasts, and web sources from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Selected readings and films will familiarize students with major figures and features of everyday life. The module will also convey knowledge about historical events and developments as well as an adequate and comprehensive picture of the German-speaking countries today.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 5.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 75.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 4
Spanish IILanguages Linguistics and FilmHSP5201Full year5Yes

Spanish II

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Maria Del Mar Encinas-Puente
Overlap: HSP5202
Prerequisite: HSP4201 or knowledge of Spanish equivalent to CEFRL level B1+
Corequisite: None

Description: Students who took HSP179 Introductory Spanish should take HSP671 Spanish II Intensive instead of this module. Use of the Spanish language; morphology and syntax; semantic discrimination; translation from and into Spanish; use of the spoken language; aural comprehension; practice in spoken Spanish.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 5
Modernism IIEnglish and DramaESH213BSemester 25Yes

Modernism II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Suzanne Hobson

Description: This module introduces you to the style, history, politics and controversies of modernism. We will read central modernist texts such as Joyce's 'Ulysses', Eliot's 'The Waste Land', and Woolf's 'To the Lighthouse', alongside a selection of modernist and modern writers, critics, journalists and intellectuals. Over eleven weeks, we will focus on the novel and its relation to time, history and new technologies of film and recording. We will then look at some examples of modernism in America including modernism's presence in African American culture.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Modernism IEnglish and DramaESH213ASemester 15Yes

Modernism I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Suzanne Hobson

Description: This module introduces you to the style, history, politics and controversies of modernism. We will read central modernist texts such as Joyce's 'Ulysses', Eliot's 'The Waste Land', and Woolf's 'To the Lighthouse', alongside a selection of modernist and modern writers, critics, journalists and intellectuals. Over eleven weeks, we will see how modernism developed in the 1910s and 20s, and examine a range of contexts for its stylistic experiments in narrative and point of view, in urban life, war, sexual emancipation, and psychology.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 5.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Consumed: American Consumer Culture from the 18th to the 21st CenturyHistoryHST5394Semester 15Yes

Consumed: American Consumer Culture from the 18th to the 21st Century

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joanna Cohen

Description: From Amazon.com to the Mall of America - some of the world's most sophisticated selling technologies emerged in the United States. In fact, some have called consumption America's true national pastime. But how did this culture of consumption take shape? And what does it mean for a global community today? Surveying the transformation of America's consumer culture, this module explores what power the consumer has commanded in American society. We will examine how critiques of consumption shaped the course of American politics, economics and social order. And as we enter an era where everything - including health, friendship and even love is commodified - we will explore the limits of consumer culture. Will the twenty-first century finally see the end of consumer culture as we know it?

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
ModernismEnglish and DramaESH213Full year5Yes

Modernism

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Suzanne Hobson

Description: This module introduces you to the style, history, politics and controversies of modernism. We will read central modernist texts such as Joyce's 'Ulysses', Eliot's 'The Waste Land', and Woolf's 'To the Lighthouse', alongside a selection of modernist and modern writers, critics, journalists and intellectuals. In the first semester, we will see how modernism developed in the 1910s and 20s, and examine a range of contexts for its stylistic experiments in narrative and point of view, in urban life, war, sexual emancipation, and psychology. In the second semester, we will focus on the novel and its relation to time, history and new technologies of film and recording. We will then look at some examples of modernism in America including modernism's presence in African American culture.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
A Half-Century of Extremes: Germany 1945-1990HistoryHST5391BSemester 25Yes

A Half-Century of Extremes: Germany 1945-1990

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joseph Cronin

Description: This module provides a systematic account of German history in the second half of the twentieth century. It aims at a better understanding of the major developments in society, politics, culture, and economy which have shaped the country up to today. Students will reflect critically on contemporary issues in Germany, on the burden of the German past, and on the place of Germany in Europe. The module covers the Allied occupation after World War II, Germany's division into two states on opposing sides of the Cold War, the Westernization of the West and Sovietization of the East, and the unexpected reunification. Class readings include historical research and original sources as well as some literary texts and films. Different approaches, arguments, and controversies will be presented.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
Data AnalyticsElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS784WSemester 27No

Data Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Jialun Hu

Description: This module focuses on the range of approaches, methodologies, techniques and tools for data analysis, and the use of data analysis findings to inform decision-making in an industrial / business context. It is a work-based module only available to students on relevant degree apprenticeship programmes.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Data AnalyticsElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS784USemester 27No

Data Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Anthony Constantinou

Description: This module focuses on the range of approaches, methodologies, techniques and tools for data analysis, and the use of data analysis findings to inform decision-making in an industrial / business context. It exposes students to a range of industry-standard statistical and data analysis techniques and tools, and fosters awareness of the challenges associated with working with large datasets. The module also covers topics related to the legal, social, ethical and professional issues associated with data storage and analysis. Students will undertake practical work including empirical data analysis and summarisation / presentation of the results to a range of relevant stakeholders.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Data AnalyticsElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS784PSemester 27No

Data Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Anthony Constantinou

Description: This module focuses on the range of approaches, methodologies, techniques and tools for data analysis, and the use of data analysis findings to inform decision-making in an industrial / business context. It exposes students to a range of industry-standard statistical and data analysis techniques and tools, and fosters awareness of the challenges associated with working with large datasets. The module also covers topics related to the legal, social, ethical and professional issues associated with data storage and analysis. Students will undertake practical work including empirical data analysis and summarisation / presentation of the results to a range of relevant stakeholders.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
The American Century: The History of the United States, 1900-2000HistoryHST5350Full year5Yes

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

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Mark White

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 50.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
Level: 5
Art and the City from Michelangelo to Blade RunnerHistoryHST5413Semester 15Closed

Art and the City from Michelangelo to Blade Runner

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Hannah Williams
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take HST6410

Description: In our current climate of rapid urbanization, this module explores histories of art and the city from the Renaissance to the present. From Michelangelo¿s sculpture of David (1504) on a public square in Florence, to Ridley Scott¿s dystopian vision of Los Angeles in Blade Runner (1982), via Impressionist views of 19th-century Paris, and graffiti on the Berlin wall, we will be thinking about how artists have engaged with cities and how that has changed over time. What crucial roles do artworks play in city space, whether political, commercial, commemorative, or subversive? How has art shaped the history and development of cities? And what impact does it have on the experience of our urban environments? This module explores a range of urban sites and spaces (squares, streets, walls, transport systems, parks) and different kinds of artworks (public sculpture, painting, monuments, street art, photography, film), with case studies from cities around the world. Students will have the opportunity to engage with their own urban environment and explore critical themes including: boundaries and borders; community and civic identity; crime and transgression; religion; memory; mobility; dystopia; and iconoclasm.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Practical
  • Item 2: 30.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 60.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
British Horror: Film, Television and LiteratureHistoryHST5305Semester 15Yes

British Horror: Film, Television and Literature

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matthew Jacobsen

Description: British cinema is often celebrated for its social realism, yet it has made significant and influential contributions to the worlds of horror, fantasy and science fiction. From the Gothic tradition of Dracula to the nightmarish vision of London in 28 Days Later, this module investigates this alternative history or 'repressed underside' of British cinema and the ways in which these films have responded to their social and cultural production contexts.

Introducing you to a range of critical approaches to film, this module will explore debates on the cultural appeal and social significance of horror, the meaning of horror figures like the vampire, werewolf and zombie, and the nature of audiences and film spectatorship. Key discussion topics will be the representation of gender and sexuality in horror texts; the psychoanalytic interpretation of horror; and the ways in which the films respond to the history of Britain and its capital. With an emphasis on cinema, we will also compare the writing of British authors with film adaptations of their work.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
ProjectElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS751PFull year7No

Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Usman Naeem

Description: A project can be proposed in any area of your specialisation (module). Industrially and commercially proposed topics are welcome. All work must be original and your own. Where you use ideas, structure or text from other sources you must always fully reference this. The project is probably the most demanding task that you have to undertake. It is very different from the taught modules. Although you will have a supervisor, you are on your own to a greater extent. The onus is on you to define the project boundaries, to review relevant literature, to devise the methods of investigation, to carry out the investigation, to assess your findings and to report your work in a scholarly manner. You will be introduced to many of these aspects during the Research Methods module. To be successful you will need to plan, estimate and manage your time and energy. The rest you will have to learn as you go along. You are required to produce three documents, on or before specified deadlines, as part of the project. The project specification is a short document; the Draft report is required one month before the end of the project; followed by the final report (the dissertation).

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
The Black Death: A Global History of Catastrophe and TransformationHistoryHST5123Semester 25Yes

The Black Death: A Global History of Catastrophe and Transformation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stefan Visnjevac

Description: The Black Death was the most lethal natural disaster in human history. Wiping out some fifty million people between 1347 and 1352, and then recurring for decades, even centuries, to come, its effects were felt not just in Europe, but across the medieval world. This module examines the course of this catastrophe, from the mid-fourteenth century through to the mid-fifteenth century, considering humanity¿s responses to the pandemic¿s onset and the phenomenon of unprecedented mass mortality. Students will explore a series of micro-histories to reveal the experience of the Black Death and its aftermath in the likes of Florence and Constantinople, Mamluk Egypt and Plantagenet England, while also adopting a comparative, meta-historical approach to consider how and why these events reshaped the known world, impacting upon society, culture and law, trade and commerce, intellectual life, faith and politics.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 35.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 65.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 5
ProjectElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceECS750PFull year7No

Project

Credits: 60.0
Contact: Dr Usman Naeem

Description: The aim of the MSc project is to give students the opportunity to apply to a significant advanced project, the techniques and technologies, that they have learned in their lecture modules. Projects will either be significantly development based, or else have a research focus. All projects will be expected either to investigate or to make use of techniques that are at the leading edge of the field. Candidates will be asked to submit a project report on completion of the allotted project period (3 months full time). This report will be evaluated using the standard criteria for scholarly work. Projects will also include a viva where students will be required to demonstrate and defend their work.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
The Law of FilmLawSOLM086Semester 27No

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
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
Solar SystemPhysics and AstronomySPA7022USemester 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
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
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
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
Climate Change LawLawSOLM136Full year7No

Climate Change Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr 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
Intellectual Property and the Life SciencesLawSOLM093Semester 27No

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Radiation SensorsPhysics and AstronomySPA7035USemester 17Yes

Radiation Sensors

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Peter Hobson
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA6306 and take SPA4401 and take SPA4402 and take SPA4121 and take SPA4122

Description: This module introduces the principles underlying the detection of ionising radiation and the techniques used in modern particle physics experiments and other radiation environments (nuclear, environmental). The fundamental processes involved in the interaction of charged and neutral particles with matter are described and the implications for sensor design are discussed.
A range of modern radiation sensor technologies, including Gaseous sensors, Semiconductor sensors and Scintillators are described and their performance analysed. A number of examples of complete sensor systems used in particle and nuclear physics for example Calorimeters, Tracking detectors and Neutrino detectors are critically evaluated.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
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
Radiation SensorsPhysics and AstronomySPA7035PSemester 17Yes

Radiation Sensors

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Peter Hobson

Description: This module introduces the principles underlying the detection of ionising radiation and the techniques used in modern particle physics experiments and other radiation environments (nuclear, environmental). The fundamental processes involved in the interaction of charged and neutral particles with matter are described and the implications for sensor design are discussed.
A range of modern radiation sensor technologies, including Gaseous sensors, Semiconductor sensors and Scintillators are described and their performance analysed. A number of examples of complete sensor systems used in particle and nuclear physics for example Calorimeters, Tracking detectors and Neutrino detectors are critically evaluated.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Examination/Test (not centrally administered)
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
Introduction to Strings and BranesPhysics and AstronomySPA7032USemester 27Yes

Introduction to Strings and Branes

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Congkao Wen
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA6413 and take SPA6324
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA7018U

Description: The module will cover the basics of string theory including the classical relativistic physics of the string, its quantisation and the resulting spectrum. This will then be extended to examine so called p-branes and the basics of M-theory.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Ethics of Migration and AsylumLawSOLM173Semester 17No

Ethics of Migration and Asylum

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Niovi Vavoula

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Introduction to Strings and BranesPhysics and AstronomySPA7032PSemester 27Yes

Introduction to Strings and Branes

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Congkao Wen
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA7018P

Description: The module will cover the basics of string theory including the classical relativistic physics of the string, its quantisation and the resulting spectrum. This will then be extended to examine so called p-branes and the basics of M-theory.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
International Law of the SeaLawSOLM131Semester 27No

International Law of the Sea

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Mr Vladyslav Lanovoy

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Supersymmetric Methods in Theoretical PhysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA7031USemester 27Yes

Supersymmetric Methods in Theoretical Physics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matthew Buican
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA6413 and take SPA6324
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA7018U

Description: This course introduces core concepts in supersymmetry that can be applied to quantitatively understand a broad variety of physical systems and is a complement to the AQFT and FMQFT modules. Starting with supersymmetric quantum mechanics as a toy model, the course covers the supersymmetry algebra, its representations, the Witten Index, and the resulting constraints on quantum dynamics. We then move on to introduce supersymmetric field theories in three space-time dimensions consisting of scalars and fermions while giving a basic introduction to symmetry currents, the classical and quantum Wilsonian renormalization group flow, moduli spaces, spurions, and non-renormalization arguments. The course culminates in a study of simple dualities in three-dimensional supersymmetric abelian gauge theories. We conclude with a discussion of supersymmetry in four space-time dimensions and, time permitting, the embedding of our constructions in string theory.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
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
Advanced CosmologyPhysics and AstronomySPA7028USemester 27Yes

Advanced Cosmology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Karim Malik
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA6311 and take SPA6308

Description: This module covers advanced concepts of modern cosmology, and in particular will introduce the student to cosmological perturbation theory. It discusses the observed structure of the universe, how these structures formed, and how they can be used to test our theories and models of the universe. The module will also discuss recent and upcoming experiments and large scale structure surveys and their relevance for cosmology.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Supersymmetric Methods in Theoretical PhysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA7031PSemester 27Yes

Supersymmetric Methods in Theoretical Physics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matthew Buican
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA7018P

Description: This course introduces core concepts in supersymmetry that can be applied to quantitatively understand a broad variety of physical systems and is a complement to the AQFT and FMQFT modules. Starting with supersymmetric quantum mechanics as a toy model, the course covers the supersymmetry algebra, its representations, the Witten Index, and the resulting constraints on quantum dynamics. We then move on to introduce supersymmetric field theories in three space-time dimensions consisting of scalars and fermions while giving a basic introduction to symmetry currents, the classical and quantum Wilsonian renormalization group flow, moduli spaces, spurions, and non-renormalization arguments. The course culminates in a study of simple dualities in three-dimensional supersymmetric abelian gauge theories. We conclude with a discussion of supersymmetry in four space-time dimensions and, time permitting, the embedding of our constructions in string theory.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
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
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
Advanced CosmologyPhysics and AstronomySPA7028PSemester 27Yes

Advanced Cosmology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Karim Malik

Description: This module covers advanced concepts of modern cosmology, and in particular will introduce the student to cosmological perturbation theory. It discusses the observed structure of the universe, how these structures formed, and how they can be used to test our theories and models of the universe. The module will also discuss recent and upcoming experiments and large scale structure surveys and their relevance for cosmology.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
The Business of FilmLawSOLM087Full year7No

The Business of Film

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Johanna Gibson

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Differential Geometry in Theoretical PhysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA7027USemester 17No

Differential Geometry in Theoretical Physics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Constantinos Papageorgakis
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA6324 and take SPA6308
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA7018U

Description: The aim of this course is to complement the core Relativistic Waves and Quantum Fields (RWQF) module by providing the student with some advanced tools essential for research in modern Theoretical Physics. Using the same starting point as RWQF, Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism, we will focus on the Lagrangian formulation of the two most prominent theories of our time: Yang-Mills (gauge) theory and gravity. The alternative notation of differential forms will be explored and the geometric aspects of gauge theory emphasised. Building on this, and introducing elements from group theory and fibre bundles we will introduce classical solitons as localised, finite energy solutions to the classical field equations in various dimensions (kinks in 2d, vortices in 3d, monopoles in 4d, instantons in Euclidean 4d) and discuss their properties, including the existence of zero-modes, associated collective coordinates and moduli spaces.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Differential Geometry in Theoretical PhysicsPhysics and AstronomySPA7027PSemester 17No

Differential Geometry in Theoretical Physics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Constantinos Papageorgakis
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA7018P

Description: The aim of this course is to complement the core Relativistic Waves and Quantum Fields (RWQF) module by providing the student with some advanced tools essential for research in modern Theoretical Physics. Using the same starting point as RWQF, Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism, we will focus on the Lagrangian formulation of the two most prominent theories of our time: Yang-Mills (gauge) theory and gravity. The alternative notation of differential forms will be explored and the geometric aspects of gauge theory emphasised. Building on this, and introducing elements from group theory and fibre bundles we will introduce classical solitons as localised, finite energy solutions to the classical field equations in various dimensions (kinks in 2d, vortices in 3d, monopoles in 4d, instantons in Euclidean 4d) and discuss their properties, including the existence of zero-modes, associated collective coordinates and moduli spaces.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 20.00% 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
Euromasters Project/DissertationPhysics and AstronomySPA7026PFull year7No

Euromasters Project/Dissertation

Credits: 120.0
Contact: Dr Rodolfo Russo

Description: Students will develop design, experimental, computational or analytical skills through the independent study of a problem in physics. They will learn to write a scientific report summarising results of an independent investigation, placing them in a physics context, and detailing the methods used and the results obtained. The project will run through both semesters and will involve a report and an oral presentation.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 70.00% Dissertation
  • Item 2: 20.00% Practical
  • Item 3: 10.00% Practical
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
Functional Methods in Quantum Field TheoryPhysics and AstronomySPA7024USemester 17Yes

Functional Methods in Quantum Field Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rodolfo Russo
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take SPA5304
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA7018U

Description: The module will introduce Feynman's path integral formulation of Quantum Mechanics and apply it to study of Quantum Field Theory (QFT). Emphasis will be given to the role of symmetries (Ward identities), the renormalisation group and the idea of effective action. The concept of Wilson's effective action and the different nature of (ir)relevant/marginal terms will be discussed. Simple scalar theories will provide the example where to apply the concepts and the techniques introduced. The course will also touch on some more advanced topics, such as quantum anomalies and conformal field theories.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
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
Functional Methods in Quantum Field TheoryPhysics and AstronomySPA7024PSemester 17Yes

Functional Methods in Quantum Field Theory

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rodolfo Russo
Corequisite: In the same year as taking this module you must take SPA7018P

Description: The module will introduce Feynman's path integral formulation of Quantum Mechanics and apply it to the study of Quantum Field Theory (QFT). Emphasis will be given to the role of symmetries (Ward identities), the renormalisation group and the idea of effective action. The concept of Wilson's effective action and the different nature of (ir)relevant/marginal terms will be discussed. Simple scalar theories will provide the example where to apply the concepts and the techniques introduced. The course will also touch on some more advanced topics, such as quantum anomalies and conformal field theories.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
  • Item 2: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Stellar Structure and EvolutionPhysics and AstronomySPA7023PSemester 17Yes

Stellar Structure and Evolution

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Richard Nelson

Description: "Stars are important constituents of the universe. This module starts from well known physical phenomena such as gravity, mass conservation, pressure balance, radiative transfer of energy and energy generation from the conversion of hydrogen to helium. From these, it deduces stellar properties that can be observed (that is, luminosity and effective temperature or their equivalents such as magnitude and colour) and compares the theoretical with the actual. In general good agreement is obtained but with a few discrepancies so that for a few classes of stars, other physical effects such as convection, gravitational energy generation and degeneracy pressure have to be included. This allows an understanding of pre-main sequence and dwarf stages of evolution of stars, as well as the helium flash and supernova stages."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Stellar Structure and EvolutionPhysics and AstronomySPA7023USemester 17Yes

Stellar Structure and Evolution

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Richard Nelson

Description: "Stars are important constituents of the universe. This module starts from well known physical phenomena such as gravity, mass conservation, pressure balance, radiative transfer of energy and energy generation from the conversion of hydrogen to helium. From these, it deduces stellar properties that can be observed (that is, luminosity and effective temperature or their equivalents such as magnitude and colour) and compares the theoretical with the actual. In general good agreement is obtained but with a few discrepancies so that for a few classes of stars, other physical effects such as convection, gravitational energy generation and degeneracy pressure have to be included. This allows an understanding of pre-main sequence and dwarf stages of evolution of stars, as well as the helium flash and supernova stages."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
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
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
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
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
International Human Rights Law: History, Theory and PoliticsLawSOLM069Semester 17Yes

International Human Rights Law: History, Theory and Politics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Eva Nanopoulos

Description: "This module explores the history, theory and politics of international human rights. It will explore both traditional and revisionist accounts of the philosophical and historical foundations of international human rights. It introduces the students to the main critiques of rights, from the early critiques of natural rights, including the Marxist critiques of rights, to feminist and post-colonial critiques, exploring the different strands within each of these schools of thought, all of which have generated considerable debates. Through these different lenses, it aims to engage the students with the ambivalence of international human rights, both as a concept, and as a contemporary praxis and ideology. The course closes by putting these theoretical insights and foundations into practice by looking at two contemporary phenomena that illustrate the ambivalence of the human rights project, namely the war on terror and the advent of neoliberalism. "

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 25.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 75.00% 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
International Arbitration Law and Practice: Theory and ContextLawSOLM043Semester 17No

International Arbitration Law and Practice: Theory and Context

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Stavros Brekoulakis

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
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
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
International Construction Contracts and Dispute ResolutionLawSOLM042Semester 17No

International Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Stavros Brekoulakis

Description: International construction contracts have by their nature special features, which affect the methods of resolving disputes arising from them. The module, conducted through series of seminars, examines in detail the nature of international construction contracts, the typical clauses included in the standard form of FIDIC conditions, the parties to construction contract (and in particular the role of the Engineer and the Contractor), their structure, and the types of disputes that arise under them.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
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
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
AdmiraltyLawSOLM150Semester 27No

Admiralty

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Hilton Staniland

Description: No aspiring maritime (or shipping) lawyer can claim to be educated without at least some knowledge of the law relating to maritime claims. Indeed, such knowledge is invaluable to anyone who aspires eventually to work in shipping or international trade, whether as a lawyer in a law firm, as a legal advisor in-house, or in a P & I Club. While the emphasis will be the admiralty practice and procedure in England, the jurisprudence of other jurisdictions, namely Australia and South Africa, as well as international conventions on arrests of ships and on maritime liens and mortgages. No account will be taken of the special difficulties which fall within the ambit of the conflict of laws (or private international law), significant to a practitioner though these are. The module will cover the Admiralty jurisdiction and its nature; Maritime, statutory and possessory liens: legal characteristics; transferability; assignment; extinction; accrual of statutory liens; The exercise of Admiralty jurisdiction: limitations on the exercise of jurisdiction; time of invocation; residual matters; arrest scenarios; Priorities: generally; non-admiralty principles; admiralty principles; priorities and maritime liens; priorities and possessory liens; statutory liens; execution creditors; alteration of the prima facie order.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
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
Legal Aspects of Paperless TradeLawSOLM148Semester 17No

Legal Aspects of Paperless Trade

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Miriam Goldby

Description: The module will examine the legal implications of forming and performing international sale contracts using electronic records and communications in place of paper. While the formation of such contracts using electronic means is supported by a maturing legal framework, the law relating to the use of documents used regularly in the performance of such contracts, including transport document such as bills of lading and sea waybills, as well as insurance policies and certificates, is still firmly anchored to the paper world. Thus, eliminating paper is not as simple or straightforward as it might at first seem and this course will address attendant legal issues and implications in depth. The module will also examine in detail common financial arrangements entered into by international traders for the purpose of the buying and selling of goods across borders.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
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
Competition and Regulation in EU Healthcare MarketsLawSOLM106Semester 27Yes

Competition and Regulation in EU Healthcare Markets

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Nicolas Bernard

Description: "This module examines how EU competition rules and regulatory principles and processes affect healthcare markets. We will look at internal market rules primarily from the perspective of corporate actors (whether public or private) rather than individual patients and healthcare professionals. We will consider the legal regime for the placing of medicines and medical products on the market, market surveillance and product liability regimes as well as the application of competition law rules in this sector. Indicative list of topics that might be covered include: free movement of health goods and services in the European Union: general principles and intellectual property issues; pharmaceutical products: clinical trials and marketing authorisations; medical devices and human tissues; post market policies (vigilance, advertising and product liability); applicability of competition rules to the healthcare sector; cartels and abuses of dominant position; use of intellectual property rights and competition law; Services of General Economic Interest and competition law; state aids and public procurement in the healthcare sector."

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
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
International and Comparative Copyright LawLawSOLM075Semester 17No

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Selected IssuesLawSOLM041Full year7No

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Selected Issues

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Debbie De Girolamo

Description: This module seeks to explore specialised issues arising in dispute resolution processes that are alternative to conventional forms of adjudication. The module will examine selected issues in ADR and may include issues dealing with confidentiality and enforcement, issues of globalization and transplantation of ADR systems, ethics and morality in ADR, special areas of ADR application (for example, on-line dispute resolution), role of lawyers, the professionalisation of ADR, system design, for example. ADR is a vibrant area of scholarship; it is impossible to give 'yes' or 'no' answers to most of the issues arising in scholarship. Therefore the module will employ a critical thinking and open discussion approach. It is expected that students will be willing to share the results of their analysis, research and supported opinions, and be involved in active discussion of all issues.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Theory and ContextLawSOLM040Semester 27No

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Theory and Context

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Debbie De Girolamo

Description: The module will seek to provide an understanding of the various dispute resolution processes available to parties in dispute, and to understand the necessity of considering the process which best suits the dispute. The module will cover such topics as the nature of conflict, the emergence of disputes, the history of the ADR movement with its attendant debate between informalism and formalism, the adjudication process, the nature of negotiation and their strategies, the mediation process and approaches, the continuum of dispute resolution processes, the relationship between ADR and institutes such as courts, the English Courts and within the EU. ADR is a vibrant area of scholarship; it is impossible to give 'yes' or 'no' answers to most of the issues arising in scholarship. Therefore the module will employ a critical thinking and open discussion approach. It is expected that students will be willing to share the results of their analysis, research and supported opinions,and be involved in active discussion of all issues.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
Wet Shipping LawLawSOLM147Semester 17No

Wet Shipping Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Prof Hilton Staniland

Description: The module will cover all areas of the so-called 'wet' shipping law; i.e., all legal issues that might arise while a vessel and its cargo are at sea arising from various unfortunate incidents. The module will cover in detail collisions at sea, the law of salvage, the problematic area of wreck removal, the complex area of marine pollution, incidents of piracy at sea including the modern employment of armed guards; and the importance and computation of general average adjustments.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
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
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
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
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
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
Conduct of Hostilities in International LawLawSOLM113Semester 27No

Conduct of Hostilities in International Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Phoebe Okowa

Description: This module is concerned with the rules of international law that govern the conduct of military operations in situations of armed conflict. Since these rules are largely intended for the protection of the civilian population, they apply irrespective of the legality or illegality of war. In the literature, the issues studied in this module are variously referred to as humanitarian law, jus in bello, or the law of war. The module will examine the core principles of humanitarian law , in particular, the centrality of the principle of distinction between civilians and combatants; rules for assessing the proportionality of military operations and their impact on targeting decisions; means and methods of warfare including the prohibition of weapons of mass destruction. The module will also consider the law applicable to situations of military occupation in light of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 7: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 8: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 9: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 10: 2.00% 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: 70.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
Dissertation in Art, Business and LawLawSOLM924Full year7No

Dissertation in Art, Business and Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Bernard Schneider

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Dissertation
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
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
Intellectual Property and Fashion: Business and LawLawSOLM080Full year7No

Intellectual Property and Fashion: Business and Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Johanna Gibson

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
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
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
  • Item 6: 1.50% Assessed Coursework
  • 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
Mental Health Law: Capacity to Consent and Best InterestsLawSOLM104Semester 17Yes

Mental Health Law: Capacity to Consent and Best Interests

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Daniel Wang

Description: This module will analyse the Mental Capacity Act (MCA), the legislation that provides the framework in England and Wales for assessing capacity and making decisions on behalf of those who lack capacity to decide, and its application in the context of medical and social care. This module is recommended for those interested in issues of consent in health and social care. The question that will guide this module is whether the law in England and Wales strikes a good balance between respecting the autonomy of individuals and protecting their welfare. It will also discuss the compatibility between the MCA and human rights law (in particular, the European Convention on Human Rights and the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities). Therefore, even though this course will focus on England and Wales, students interested in comparative and human rights approaches to mental health and the law are strongly encouraged to apply. The cases that students will discuss in this module include, for instance, the force-feeding of anorexia patients, the withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration from people in a minimally conscious state, deprivation of liberty in hospitals and care homes, and the reproductive choices of people with learning disabilities.

Assessment:

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

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
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
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
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
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
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
  • Item 5: 1.50% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 1.50% Assessed Coursework
  • 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
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
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
Intellectual Property and Fashion: Art and CultureLawSOLM079Semester 27No

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
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
Physics Investigative ProjectPhysics and AstronomySPA7015UFull year7No

Physics Investigative Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Kostya Trachencko

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 20.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 50.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 30.00% Practical
Level: 7
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
Human Rights of Women: Legal Framework and IssuesLawSOLM064Semester 27No

Human Rights of Women: Legal Framework and Issues

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Shazia Choudhry

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Examination (centrally administered)
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
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
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
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
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
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
Public International & European Air Transport LawLawSOLM151Semester 17Yes

Public International & European Air Transport Law

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Antigoni-Aikaterini Lykotrafiti

Description: Air transport is one of the most heavily regulated sectors of the economy. For passengers and goods to be transported safely, regularly, economically and efficiently, a dense web of rules is governing aspects such as the use of airspace, safety, security, air navigation, airports and the environment. This module examines the international, supranational and national rules that make aviation pride itself on being the safest and most innovative mode of transport, as well as the industry that has globalised the world, contributing to peace and economic growth. It also examines critically the lack of uniformity in the international regulatory framework and its implications for the industry and the economy at large.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Law's Bodies: Donation, Reproduction and DyingLawSOLM107Semester 27No

Law's Bodies: Donation, Reproduction and Dying

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Ruth Fletcher

Description: Law's Bodies draws on knowledge of the experience of embodiment to explain and assess different legal approaches to use of bodily parts and processes. Through consideration of the law regulating donation, reproduction and dying, we will consider the difference that embodiment makes to consent rules, the distinction between bodily gifts and commodities, and how legal regulation of consent over the body contributes to affects such as happiness.

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
European and US Law of PatentsLawSOLM076Semester 17Yes

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
International Human Rights Law: Law, Practice and InstitutionsLawSOLM070Semester 17No

International Human Rights Law: Law, Practice and Institutions

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Eva Nanopoulos

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 3: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 4: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 5: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 6: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 7: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 8: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 9: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 10: 2.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 11: 80.00% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Astrophysical PlasmasPhysics and AstronomySPA7004PSemester 27Yes

Astrophysical Plasmas

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Christopher Chen

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

Assessment:

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

Astrophysical Plasmas

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Christopher Chen

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 10.00% Assessed Coursework
  • Item 2: 90.00% Examination (centrally administered)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Trade, Climate Change and Energy: EU and International PerspectivesLawSOLM243Semester 17No

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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
International Economic LawLawSOLM194Semester 17Yes

International Economic Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gabriel Gari

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 100.00% Assessed Coursework
Level: 7
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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% Examination (centrally administered)
Level: 7
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
War and International SecurityPolitics and International RelationsPOLM096Semester 27No

War and International Security

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Katharine Hall

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

Assessment:

  • Item 1: 40.00% 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
British Social Policy Since 1945: The Politics of the Welfare StatePolitics and International RelationsPOL324Semester 16Yes

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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