Writing for Publication
This unit introduces students to the fundamental principles of writing professionally. The unit will engage specifically with what professional writing, including journalism, means. The unit develops writing skills for professional writers, notably story telling and representation of information, to give students confidence in written assessment and also oral presentation. A further focus is listening, note-taking, and group work for ease of working in a range of professions including journalism.
English for Academic Study (for International Students only)
The course develops language skills in academic English, notably writing and speaking, to give you confidence in written assessment and oral presentation. A further focus is listening and note-taking, for ease in following lectures. The development of reading, to aid analysis and interpretation of course material will also feature, and the unit will additionally develop study skills, to assist you in the transition to Higher Education study.
Academic Practice for the Humanities and Social Sciences
This unit aims to help students make a successful transition to higher education study, developing the skills required for the study of humanities and social science disciplines. These include independent learning, time management, note-taking, academic writing, critical thinking and writing, referencing methods, exam techniques, oral presentations, research skills, information literacy, digital literacy/ICT - word-processing, spread-sheets and databases.
Understanding the Contemporary World
This unit introduces students to the importance of politics and philosophy for studying the contemporary world, focusing on British politics, economy and policy, and the welfare state.
Digital Media Technologies
This unit introduces students to key technologies, providers and issues relating to telecommunications and the media. The unit will cover communication formats, local communications and telecommunications, broadcasting systems, technical, social and commercial factors, media producers and content, telecommunications providers and users along with communications technologies in society. The unit will explain the basic technologies which underpin telecommunications and media systems, analyse the non-technical factors which have transformed telecommunications, outline the main forms of media production and content, identify the range of telecommunications users and media audiences and outline the debate on the role of technology in social change.
You can add a foreign language to your portfolio of skills. Enhance your employability by learning Classical Latin, English (as a foreign language), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Modern Standard Arabic or Spanish alongside your main degree. Whatever your language knowledge, from beginner to advanced, these classes will take you to the next level of proficiency.