Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
This module has been designed to help students develop their academic literacy and communication skills in preparation for undergraduate study and to understand the institutional culture, practices, rules and expectations of British higher education in an international academic context and community.
Assessment: presentations, group work, research report, referencing
Composition and Style
Aiming to assist students in improving their academic performance in terms of writing and presenting, Composition and Style dedicates time to allowing students to understand the importance of feedback and reflection in order to improve future performance. The module therefore provides students with the fundamental knowledge base and skills required at undergraduate level.
Assessment: Essays, examination
The module provides students with a fundamental knowledge base and intellectual skills associated with thinking critically. Also covered is understanding the basic requirements for building and consolidating a reasoned argument, issues of neutrality and bias and an emphasis is placed on the issue of the credibility of ideas, texts and evidence.
Assessment: In-class tests, essay
This module provides students with knowledge of the fundamental aspects of mass communication. It offers an introduction to concepts used in media discourse and, in particular, how these are used in discussions of the media and reality. Communication is a central theme throughout the module and the different forms this may take in a culture e.g. film, TV, semiotics and advertising.
Assessment: Essay, case study, presentation
Comprehensive understanding of current ICT issues is essential in the modern world. Through this module students will gain the skills to equip them in the use of common productivity and content management software programmes. This module will emphasise the use of Microsoft Windows packages including PowerPoint, Excel and Word as a platform for further study.
Assessment: Class test (unweighted)
Welfare Across the Globe
Providing students with knowledge of the international character of welfare and welfare problems, this module introduces students to how global processes can impact on human well-being; how international and national organisations respond to global welfare problems and why international and comparative perspectives are valuable in the study of people’s welfare.
Assessment: In-class test, presentation, essay
Applied Critical Thinking
This module builds a fundamental knowledge base and establishes intellectual skills associated with thinking critically. Focus is placed on the real world application of critical thinking in identifying strong and weak arguments in the academic world and beyond.
Assessment: In-class test, essay examination
Addressing fundamental aspects of Globalisation and the realities of today’s world, this module considers the economic, political, technological and social forces currently impacting on globalisation, providing an insight into the implications of continued globalisation on Multi-National Corporations and global trade.
Assessment: Presentation, examination
Introduction to Constitutional Principles
The module provides an introduction to the structure of the UK legal system, system of government and Parliament from both theoretical and practical viewpoints. The module will provide students with an understanding of UK constitutional law and theory, giving them the ability to critically evaluate the merits and demerits of a variety of contemporary issues affecting a modern United Kingdom.
Assessment: Presentation, essay, examination
The aim of English Skills Portfolio is to enable students to develop their English Language level within an academic context, and to equip students with the linguistic and academic skills necessary to perform confidently within their chosen discipline, whilst simultaneously encouraging them to become effective independent learners.
Assessment: Coursework, examination
*Required only by students undertaking both academic and English language modules