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Kingston University, London – International Study Centre International Foundation Year & Pre-Masters Prospectus

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Welcome to Kingston

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I am delighted that you are thinking of studying at Kingston University. At Kingston we are committed to helping international students obtain the maximum benefit from their studies in the UK and from the experience of living as a student in London, one of the world’s most exciting cities.

The International Foundation Year, Art & Design with English 60/40, and Pre-Masters Programme at Kingston University offer direct pathways to undergraduate and postgraduate study for international students. Combining academic modules, study skills and English language training, these programmes qualify students to meet the challenges of undergraduate and Masters degree-level study at the University.

Kingston University has an excellent reputation for learning and teaching, for its links with industry and for its focus on developing career skills. We also provide lots of support for international students throughout their studies at the University.

■ Why choose Kingston?

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■ The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

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■ Kingston University, London – International Study Centre

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In addition, Kingston has a diverse student body with 133 nationalities represented, and we are sure that you will find studying here both academically and personally fulfilling.

■ Learning resources and facilities

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■ International Foundation Year programmes

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Do come and join us for a life-changing experience. We look forward to receiving your application and to meeting you.

■ Art and Design programme for international students

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■ Pre-Masters Programme

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■ Masters programmes at Kingston

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■ Life at Kingston

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■ Accommodation

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■ Opportunities at Kingston

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■ How to Apply

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Dr Heather Forland Head of International Development

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Why choose Kingston?

Kingston University offers high-quality teaching and excellent employment opportunities in London, one of the world’s most exciting, historic and culturally rich capitals. Based in an attractive riverside area in south-west London, Kingston is known for its career-focused courses and excellent teaching quality. Top quality Students from all over the world have achieved success at Kingston it is one of the top universities for teaching in the UK and has achieved strong results in national assessments of teaching quality. Career focus Kingston University has some of the best graduate employment figures in the UK. We like to develop courses in consultation with professional organisations. Many courses carry professional accreditation, for example from the Royal Institute of British Architects, the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, the Association of MBAs, the Law Society, the British Computer Society and many more. Work placements Many of Kingston’s courses are vocational or offer you the chance to work in industry or commerce as part of your course. This gives you the chance to gain practical experience, learn what work is like and improve your employment prospects.

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Excellent facilities We’ve recently invested over £30 million on new teaching facilities and are planning to spend another £35 million on developments over the next 4 years. We have the latest e-learning technology, 2000 computers, wi-fi hotspots and superb library resources. Many of our specialist laboratories, modern design studios and workshops are all fitted with the latest technical equipment.

Recent acclaims In 2008, The Sunday Times placed us 32nd out of 120 UK universities for ‘teaching excellence’ – on a level with older universities including St Andrews, Durham, Bristol and Edinburgh. An impressive 15 subjects were rated as ‘excellent’ including biosciences; civil engineering; mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering; and business and management.

Great location We are located in Kingston upon Thames, a safe, attractive and lively riverside town in south-west London. Kingston is only 25 minutes by train from central London, the UK’s vibrant capital city, and is about an hour from Gatwick and Heathrow international airports.

Year-on-year applications to Kingston continue to grow and in 2007, we received over 35,652 student applications, making Kingston the ninth most popular choice of all the UK universities and the most popular university in London (source: www.ucas.com).

“Having established itself as one of the fastest-growing new universities, with over 22,000 students, Kingston is developing a learning environment to match. Three new building opened in 2007 alone. The new facilities have won plaudits from staff and students alike.” The Sunday Times 2009

In the Guardian newspaper (May 2007), Kingston University appeared in five of the UK’s top-20 subject tables (Education – 2nd behind Cambridge; Sports Science; Mathematics; Building – Town and Country Planning; Mechanical Engineering).

“[Kingston’s] record on teaching quality puts it in the vanguard [front] of the modern university sector and is a match for many older institutions.” The Sunday Times 2007

Diversity and equality Our thriving, multicultural community of just under 20,000 students includes around 2,800 international students from 133 countries. Wherever you come from, we are committed to helping you fulfil your potential.

Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning The University has recently been chosen by the Higher Education Funding Council for England – the government body that funds universities – to form one of 74 high-profile Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

What our students say

“I heard about the brilliant reputation Kingston had for its courses, especially in illustration.

The passionate tutors, personal support and great friends I made all contributed to making my experience at Kingston University unforgettable.”

Mei Matsuoka, Japan Illustration and Animation BA(Hons)

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The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Historic Kingston upon Thames is a safe and attractive environment. It is close to the excitement of central London, while offering a more peaceful atmosphere for your studies. The busy town centre is packed with everything you’ll need to keep you entertained. Where is Kingston upon Thames? 12 miles (19km) from Trafalgar Square in central London 10 miles (17km) from London Heathrow Airport 22 miles (35km) from London Gatwick Airport Close to central London Central London is less than half an hour away by train, giving you fast access to everything the city has to offer. Attractive location Kingston has a leafy, riverside setting, surrounded by perfect walking areas such as spacious royal parks, paths along the River Thames, and the nearby countryside. Culture You can experience the best of local culture at the town’s museum, concert venues and the new Rose Theatre. History Kingston has kept its historic character and you can still see many ancient buildings in the town centre. Nearby you can visit the beautiful home of King Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace. Shopping Kingston has large, modern shopping centres, all the big brand names and many specialist stores, including supermarkets selling international food. There are plenty of part-time job opportunities for students. Entertainment Kingston has lots of cafés, lively bars, pubs and restaurants, together with popular student party nights. There is a modern 14-screen cinema, a 16-lane bowling alley and many health and fitness centres. Your Students’ Union (NUS) card entitles you to special offers in shops and restaurants in the town centre.

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What our students say

“I love the fact that Kingston is a clean environment, surrounded by nature. At the same time, it is not far to central London where I can socialise as well. I was most attracted by the hospitality of faculty administrators which assured me that Kingston was a very friendly place to study at.”

Kim Ilae, South Korea International Relations MSc

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Kingston University, London – International Study Centre

The Kingston University, London – International Study Centre is based at the Kingston Hill campus. It is operated by Study Group, working in partnership with the University, and delivers the International Foundation Year, Art & Design with English 60/40, and Pre-Masters Programme. A variety of subject route options offers specialist preparation for a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Once you have successfully completed your course and met the required entry standards, you will progress directly on to a Kingston University course. Access to University facilities As a student of the International Study Centre you will be part of the University from the day you start your course. As well as benefiting from resources for the use of International Study Centre students, you will have access to a range of University facilities.

The Kingston Hill Campus Kingston Hill - home of the International Study Centre • A beautiful, self-contained site with a mix of modern and historic buildings and a community feel • 300-seat lecture theatre, large drama studio and fully equipped music studio • A newly extended £5 million Learning Resources Centre, which includes a learning café, additional PCs and extra study areas • Halls of residence with rooms for 565 students, a bar, café and restaurant • Five kilometres from Kingston town centre; free University bus service between the campuses, main halls of residence and the town centre.

Direct progression to your degree Joining the International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters Programme guarantees that you will receive a conditional offer of a degree place at the University. Soon after you join, you will be helped to nominate the degree programme onto which you want to progress. On successful completion of the course and having met the required entry standards, you will proceed directly to your preferred degree programme. Flexible entry You can begin the International Foundation Year, Art & Design with English 60/40, and Pre-Masters Programme in either September or January for degree entry in the following September. Personal monitoring and support The International Foundation Year, Art & Design with English 60/40, and Pre-Masters Programme are validated by Kingston University and taught by Study Group’s undergraduate and postgraduate preparation specialists. Your progress will be monitored at all times to make sure you remain on track to successfully complete the programme. You will also benefit from regular assessment through examination and marked coursework. University-style teaching The International Foundation Year, Art & Design with English 60/40, and Pre-Masters Programme at Kingston introduce you to the style of teaching that you will experience when you progress onto your degree. You will experience tutorials, seminar style classes and larger group lectures.

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What our students say

“I like the Kingston Hill campus because it is located close to nature. The atmosphere is very suitable for studying.”

Tantawan Vorasriherun, Thailand, International Business Management MA

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Learning resources and facilities

As well as the Kingston Hill campus, Kingston University has three other campuses, whose resources and facilities will also be available to students studying at the International Study Centre. Penrhyn Road • Extensive refurbishment of classrooms, lecture theatres, IT areas and meeting spaces has recently taken place, including the opening of the new £19.9 million John Galsworthy building – a RIBA architectural award winning building

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Further facilities at Kingston include: Computers • 2,000 networked computers (also accessible evenings and weekends) • Advanced e-learning resources and multimedia technologies • Internet access in all halls of residence rooms • Free internet and email use

• A landscaped courtyard creating a social space at the heart of the campus

• Numerous wi-fi hotspots

• Home to central University facilities like the fitness centre, health centre, main student restaurant and the Students’ Union headquarters

Kingston University’s IT facilities were described as ‘unusually extensive’ by The Times Good University Guide.

• Busy, lively and cosmopolitan student environment • Short walk to the town centre; free university bus service between the campuses, main halls and the town centre. Knights Park • Small, relaxed and friendly campus on the River Hogsmill • Specialist subject studios, including a filming environment, animation suite and a photography suite, as well as the latest design software programs • The Learning Resources Centre has a wide range of art, design and architectural resources, including image databases and a large slide collection • Restaurant and bar by the riverside

What our students say

“Penrhyn Road campus has a really buzzing atmosphere, with an excellent library, gym and shop, and it is only walking distance from town. The new John Galsworthy building adds more life to the campus and provides students with excellent modern facilities.”

Sundeep Sareen, India, Management in Construction MSc Engineering

• IT helpdesk service

Learning resources centres The University has four Learning Resources Centres (LRCs) to aid your studies. Features of our LRCs include: • Libraries of 426,000 books, plus more than 2,200 print journals and 28,000 electronic journals • Specialist collections on each campus • A high-tech self-service system that allows you to borrow and return books without having to queue for help from library staff • Private study areas with computing sections, plus a wireless network for laptop use

What our students say

“The facilities I am training on are astounding. I still can’t quite believe that the University has equipment like a Learjet to improve our aircraft maintenance skills.”

Anjay Kumar, India, Aerospace Engineering BEng(Hons) Engineering

• Main libraries and computing suites are open 24 hours during academic term times.

• University gallery – Stanley Picker Gallery • Next to Middle Mill halls of residence • Short walk to Kingston town centre. Roehampton Vale • Small, friendly and modern factory production-style building • Specialist engineering laboratories and workshops • Large-scale wind tunnels • Kingston University’s own aeroplane! The University owns a Lear jet and a 747 flight simulator • Automotive laboratory, including racing cars and motorbikes • A recent £4 million extension opened by Boeing UK president, Sir Roger Bone, providing new teaching space • A recently enlarged Learning Resources Centre with a wide range of specialist engineering materials • Five kilometres from Kingston town centre; close to Richmond Park

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International Foundation Year

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Specialist degree preparation The International Foundation Year is a rigorous and academically demanding three-term programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training designed specifically to provide international students with an intensive, direct path to degree study at the University. It will ensure you gain the skills and knowledge to succeed in your degree.

English Language Preparation Programme ELP tuition price: £3,100 per term

Business, Management and Economics

Term start dates:

Leading to degrees in the following subject areas

Study structure You can choose one of five of the following Foundation routes: Business, Management and Economics; Engineering, Computing and Mathematics; Law, Politics and Social Sciences; Life Sciences and Pharmacy; Psychology, Communication and Media Studies. All Foundation routes are modular in structure. There are four core modules common to each route: Foundation English Skills 1, Foundation English Skills 2, Foundation English Skills 3, and Project Study.

• June 2011 – for Foundation start in September 2011

You will also study six subject-specific modules, each carefully designed to focus on the academic areas most useful to your chosen degree. Assessment You will be assessed regularly throughout the course. This will ensure that your progress is on track to achieve the standard required for progression onto your chosen degree programme. Your development is monitored through continuous coursework and specific assessments at the end of each term or module. You will also be required to complete a series of presentations and extended essays as part of your overall assessment. English language preparation You will need IELTS 4.5 (with 5.0 in writing) in order to begin the International Foundation Year. If you require additional language training before you start your academic programme you can first join the intensive English Language Preparation course, delivered at the International Study Centre. The course will improve your English language skills up to the required level of IELTS 4.5. If you have an IELTS level of 4.0 you will need at least one term of English language training and at least two terms if you are currently at IELTS 3.0.

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One term ELP (entry requirement IELTS 4.0) • June 2010 – for Foundation start in September 2010 • September 2010 – for Foundation start in January 2011

Accounting and Finance Business Business Information Management

Economics Entrepreneurship Human Resource Management

Marketing Management

Two term ELP (entry requirement IELTS 3.0) • June 2010 – for Foundation start in January 2011 • January 2011 – for Foundation start in September 2011 Age on entry: • Students are usually at least 17 years of age or above

Key facts Tuition price: £9,300 Course length Three terms (September to June or January to August) Entry dates September 2010 or January 2011 Term dates September start: January start: Term 1 – 20/09/10 to 10/12/10 Term 1 – 10/01/11 to 25/03/11 Term 2 – 10/01/11 to 25/03/11 Term 2 – 11/04/11 to 17/06/11 Term 3 – 11/04/11 to 17/06/11 Term 3 – 20/06/11 to 19/08/11 Course structure Modular course, three modules per term (four modules in the last term); five core subjects and six subject-specific modules Assessment End of module/term assessments: There will be a combination of examinations and assessments of coursework, presentations and extended essays Continuous coursework: Mixture of lecture classes, small-group seminar work and directed self-study assessment Age on entry Students are usually at least 17 years old Entry requirements English language: Academic: IELTS 4.5 (with 5.0 in writing) Good high school graduation grades or equivalent TOEFL 450 (133 computer-based test)

Academic structure Core subjects

Specific route modules

FOUNDATION ENGLISH SKILLS 1 (FES 1) The focus of the English modules is on language development within an academic context, reading complex texts, producing extended pieces of writing, listening effectively and participating in classroom discourse.

CORE MATHEMATICS With an emphasis on algebra and statistics, this module provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge of mathematical terms and techniques and apply these to solving problems drawn from practical situations.

FOUNDATION ENGLISH SKILLS 2 (FES 2) You build on the skills developed in FES 1, working on more advanced tasks and working with greater speed, accuracy and cohesion. Emphasis will be placed on organisation and presentation of work produced.

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS 1 This module provides an introduction to key aspects of microeconomics such as different economic systems, types of goods and markets, allocation of resources, elasticity and economies of scale.

FOUNDATION ENGLISH SKILLS 3 (FES 3) You build on the skills developed in FES 2, working on more advanced tasks and working with greater speed, accuracy and cohesion.

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS 2 The focus is on macroeconomics and you study government planning and economic policies, dealing, for example, with inflation and unemployment, international trade and development economics.

PROJECT STUDY With the support of your tutor you will select a contemporary topic relevant to the academic subject you wish to study at degree level and produce a fully referenced project with an appropriate bibliography.

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS STUDIES 1 You learn about the challenges facing businesses in the modern world and, in particular, look at management styles, marketing objectives and strategies and human resource policies and procedures. INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS STUDIES 2 This module focuses on business set-up and environment. You consider the legal and ethical issues that face business people, look at the product cycle and issues of quality control. INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANCY You look at different types of businesses and the theory and practice involved in the maintenance and interpretation of their accounts. Particular topics include double-entry bookkeeping, preparation of balance sheets, depreciation and ratio analysis. OR BRITISH POLITICAL SYSTEM Gain an introduction to the British political system, the basic principles of the British constitution, civil liberties and their relation to the judicial system; how parliament works, including the electoral system, political parties and the legislative process; and the composition and functions of the government and civil service, and Britain’s relationship to the EU.

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Law, Politics and Social Sciences

Psychology, Communication and Media Studies

Leading to degrees in the following subject areas

Leading to degrees in the following subject areas

Business Criminology Economics History

Human Geography Human Rights Law International Law

International Relations Politics Sociology

Academic structure

Creative Writing Criminology English Language and Communication

Media and Cultural Studies Journalism Psychology Sociology

Television and Broadcasting Media Visual and Video Technology Film Studies English Literature

Academic structure

Core subjects

Specific route modules (CONTINUED)

Core subjects

Specific route modules (CONTINUED)

FOUNDATION ENGLISH SKILLS 1 (FES 1) The focus of the English modules is on language development within an academic context, reading complex texts, producing extended pieces of writing, listening effectively and participating in classroom discourse.

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS 1 This module provides an introduction to key aspects of microeconomics such as different economic systems, types of goods and markets, allocation of resources, elasticity and economies of scale. OR SOCIOLOGY 2 The topics studied in this module include the Mass Media, with an emphasis on representations of gender and ethnicity, ownership and control and the impact on society, and globalisation, looking at the growth of trans-national companies and the global media.

FOUNDATION ENGLISH SKILLS 1 (FES 1) The focus of the English modules is on language development within an academic context, reading complex texts, producing extended pieces of writing, listening effectively and participating in classroom discourse.

PSYCHOLOGY 2 This module looks at a range of key topics in the various branches of psychology, anti-social behaviour, memory, development in the context of education and abnormal behaviour such as schizophrenia and eating disorders. OR SOCIOLOGY 2 The topics studied in this module include the Mass Media, with an emphasis on representations of gender and ethnicity, ownership and control and the impact on society, and globalisation, looking at the growth of trans-national companies and the global media.

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS 2 The focus is on macroeconomics and you study government planning and economic policies, dealing, for example, with inflation and unemployment, international trade and development economics. OR SOCIOLOGY 3 In this module you look at deviant behaviour in society, gender and ethnicity and crime, the crime rate and the impact of deviance on the wider society. You also complete your extended research project.

FOUNDATION ENGLISH SKILLS 3 (FES 3) You build on the skills developed in FES 2, working on more advanced tasks and working with greater speed, accuracy and cohesion.

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS STUDIES 1 You learn about the challenges facing businesses in the modern world and, in particular, look at management styles, marketing objectives and strategies and human resource policies and procedures.

Specific route modules

FOUNDATION ENGLISH SKILLS 2 (FES 2) You build on the skills developed in FES 1, working on more advanced tasks and working with greater speed, accuracy and cohesion. Emphasis will be placed on organisation and presentation of work produced. FOUNDATION ENGLISH SKILLS 3 (FES 3) You build on the skills developed in FES 2, working on more advanced tasks and working with greater speed, accuracy and cohesion. PROJECT STUDY With the support of your tutor you will select a contemporary topic relevant to the academic subject you wish to study at degree level and produce a fully referenced project with an appropriate bibliography.

Specific route modules CORE MATHEMATICS With an emphasis on algebra and statistics, this module provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge of mathematical terms and techniques and apply these to solving problems drawn from practical situations. OR SOCIOLOGY 1 You consider concepts and theories in relation to the topic of the Family and learn about the methods employed in sociological research, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

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ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM You learn about the concepts and sources of law, including British and European Union legislation and the doctrine of precedent, the civil and criminal courts, the role of the judiciary and lay participation. BRITISH POLITICAL SYSTEM This module provides you with an introduction to the basic principles of the British constitution, the working of Parliament, how government functions, the role of the civil service and Britain’s relationship with the European Union.

FOUNDATION ENGLISH SKILLS 2 (FES 2) You build on the skills developed in FES 1, working on more advanced tasks and working with greater speed, accuracy and cohesion. Emphasis will be placed on organisation and presentation of work produced.

PROJECT STUDY With the support of your tutor you will select a contemporary topic relevant to the academic subject you wish to study at degree level and produce a fully referenced project with an appropriate bibliography.

PSYCHOLOGY 1 In this module you study the main theoretical approaches to the study of Psychology, cognitive, behavioural, psychodynamic, biological and evolutionary. You are also taught a range of methods used in research in this field with some of the issues they raise. OR SOCIOLOGY 1 You consider concepts and theories in relation to the topic of the Family and learn about the methods employed in sociological research, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

CORE MATHEMATICS With an emphasis on algebra and statistics, this module provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge of mathematical terms and techniques and apply these to solving problems drawn from practical situations. OR SOCIOLOGY 3 In this module you look at deviant behaviour in society, gender and ethnicity and crime, the crime rate and the impact of deviance on the wider society. You also complete your extended research project. MEDIA STUDIES 1 You study a range of key concepts used in the analysis of media activities such as Representation and Power, Language, Values and ideology and Audiences and Identity. A study of the British news media is used to evaluate the impact of the media on the wider society. MEDIA STUDIES 2 This module focuses on TV and Film Studies with an emphasis on Fiction. You look at concepts such as Authorship, Narrative and Genre; consider how TV programmes and films are financed and produced and the relationship between the author and his audience. MEDIA STUDIES 3 Building on work in Media Studies 2 you will undertake a practical, film-making project. This module also looks at issues related to advertising and marketing, including ethical aspects and the evaluation of an advertising campaign.

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Life Sciences and Pharmacy

Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

Leading to degrees in the following subject areas

Leading to degrees in the following subject areas

Sports & Exercise Sciences Forensic Sciences Health & Nutrition Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry Biology Pharmacy Chemistry

Pharmacology Pharmaceutical Science Health & Medical Sciences

Aerospace Engineering Automotive and Mechanical Engineering Civil and Construction Engineering

Computer Science/Software Computing with Business Maths Information Systems Games Programming

Joint Honours Computing: (Computing combined with a second subject, e.g. Mathematics)

Academic structure

Academic structure Core subjects

Specific route modules

Core subjects

Specific route modules (CONTINUED)

FOUNDATION ENGLISH SKILLS 1 (FES 1) The focus of the English modules is on language development within an academic context, reading complex texts, producing extended pieces of writing, listening effectively and participating in classroom discourse.

CORE MATHEMATICS With an emphasis on algebra and statistics, this module provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge of mathematical terms and techniques and apply these to solving problems drawn from practical situations.

FOUNDATION ENGLISH SKILLS 1 (FES 1) The focus of the English modules is on language development within an academic context, reading complex texts, producing extended pieces of writing, listening effectively and participating in classroom discourse.

FOUNDATION ENGLISH SKILLS 2 (FES 2) You build on the skills developed in FES 1, working on more advanced tasks and working with greater speed, accuracy and cohesion. Emphasis will be placed on organisation and presentation of work produced.

CHEMISTRY 1 In this module you study the basic principles of organic chemistry, including formulae, equations and moles, the atomic structure, an introduction to redox systems, thermodynamics and bonding.

FOUNDATION ENGLISH SKILLS 2 (FES 2) You build on the skills developed in FES 1, working on more advanced tasks and working with greater speed, accuracy and cohesion. Emphasis will be placed on organisation and presentation of work produced.

PHYSICS 1 (PROPERTIES OF MATTER & WAVES) You consider topics dealing with the properties of waves – sound and oscillation, refraction and interference – and of materials, such as the strength and structure of solids, elasticity, heat and gases and the structure of the atom. OR COMPUTING 1 (PROBLEM SOLVING AND CRITICAL THINKING IN DATABASE DESIGN) In this module you look at the purposes and design of databases, modes of processing in Information Systems, testing, security issues, and methods of responding to errors and unexpected circumstances. Visual Basic is used as a programming language.

FOUNDATION ENGLISH SKILLS 3 (FES 3) You build on the skills developed in FES 2, working on more advanced tasks and working with greater speed, accuracy and cohesion. PROJECT STUDY With the support of your tutor you will select a contemporary topic relevant to the academic subject you wish to study at degree level and produce a fully referenced project with an appropriate bibliography.

CHEMISTRY 2 You deepen your knowledge of topics in organic chemistry, studying equilibria, acid-based equilibria, kinetics, classification of organic reactions, organic mechanisms and analysis and some synthetic pathways. BIOLOGY 1 (CELL BIOLOGY) This module enables you to develop an understanding of basic cellular structure and function, cell division, movement through cellular membranes, the structure and properties of enzymes and metabolic pathways. BIOLOGY 2 (PHYSIOLOGY) You are provided with an introduction to the organisation and integration of physiological processes in animals and plants with a detailed focus on mammalian, especially human, physiology. FURTHER STUDIES IN BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY This module provides an introduction to the study of genetics and plant biology and considers topics in inorganic chemistry, including transition metal chemistry.

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FOUNDATION ENGLISH SKILLS 3 (FES 3) You build on the skills developed in FES 2, working on more advanced tasks and working with greater speed, accuracy and cohesion. PROJECT STUDY With the support of your tutor you will select a contemporary topic relevant to the academic subject you wish to study at degree level and produce a fully referenced project with an appropriate bibliography.

Specific route modules PURE MATHEMATICS 1 You learn and demonstrate an understanding of algebra, including quadratic equations, binomial theorem and indices and logarithms, set theory and probability, differential calculus and experimental laws. APPLIED MATHEMATICS 1 You are introduced to the relationship between forces, linear motion and energy and the conditions for the static equilibrium of a body through the study of vectors, forces and equilibrium, relative motion, friction and work and energy and power. OR INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS STUDIES 1 You learn about the challenges facing businesses in the modern world and, in particular, look at management styles, marketing objectives and strategies and human resource policies and procedures.

PHYSICS 2 (ELECTRICITY, ELECTRONICS AND FIELDS) On this module you study topics from Electricity and Electronics, such as current and charge, Ohm’s Law, capacitors in DC circuits and transistors, and the nature, strength, and potential energy in Fields. OR COMPUTING 2 (WEB BASED PROGRAMMING) Using XHTML you consider basic structure, insertion of images, linking web pages and validation. You use applications such as Adobe Dreamweaver and Fireworks and support programmes and also begin a study of Java 1.5 as a programming language. APPLIED MATHEMATICS 2 This module takes the study of Mechanics further with topics including vectors, forces, centres of gravity/centre of mass and particle dynamics. OR COMPUTING 3 (INTRODUCTION TO JAVA 1.5) This module looks at basic programming concepts such applications, interface components, construction, testing and debugging. You also consider accessibility and the principles of good design and complete a related case study. PURE MATHEMATICS 2 You study more advanced algebra, including further work on the binomial theorem, partial fractions and functions, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry, differentiation, integration, numerical methods, vectors and complex numbers.

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Art & Design programme for international students

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Art & Design with English 60/40

Key facts

Leading to: A range of Art & Design BA(Hons) degrees including: Architecture & Landscape Art History Fashion Design Filmmaking: Design & Production

Fine Art Graphic Design Illustration & Animation Interior, Product & Furniture Design Photography

ART & DESIGN with English 60/40

What you will study

Developed for International Students The Art & Design programme is a rigorous and academically focused programme designed specifically to prepare you for further study at the University.

This course is designed for those students who wish to progress to the internationally renowned Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at Kingston University.

Validated by Kingston University, the programme will provide the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed on the Art & Design Diploma in Foundation Studies and BA degree courses at the University.

Tuition price: £9,300 Course length Three terms (September to June or January to August) Entry dates September 2010 or January 2011 Term dates September start: January start: Term 1 – 20/09/10 to 10/12/10 Term 1 – 10/01/11 to 25/03/11 Term 2 – 10/01/11 to 25/03/11 Term 2 – 11/04/11 to 17/06/11 Term 3 – 11/04/11 to 17/06/11 Term 3 – 20/06/11 to 19/08/11 Age on entry Students are usually at least 17 years old Entry requirements English language: Academic: IELTS 4.5 (with 5.0 in writing) Good high school graduation grades or equivalent TOEFL 450 (133 computer-based test)

What our students say

“My tutors always gave me good advice and taught me mixing media which developed my art into more abstract, powerful and metaphorical works. This development led me to Fine Art. In addition the libraries and English course also supported the advancement in my studies. I recommend it from my heart.”

Hideto Shinkawa Fine Art BA(Hons) Majoring in Fine Art and Critical Studies

60% of your study time will be spent on progressing your portfolio to a level where you will be guaranteed a place on either the Art & Design Diploma in Foundation Studies or a BA(Hons) course of your choice. 40% of your time will be spent learning English Language to an IELTS level of at least 5.5 or equivalent. Entry to the Art & Design Diploma in Foundation Studies at the University requires 5.5 or equivalent and entry onto all BA programmes requires 6.0 or equivalent. The Art & Design programme covers topics such as: • Drawing, recording and painting skills • Observational studies and introduction to critical/historical/ contextual studies • Problem solving in a design context • Colour theory and printmaking • Form and function – 3D Studies • Mixed media and photography

Progression Progression from the Art & Design programme is a combination of the mark achieved upon completion of the programme, and portfolio assessment and interview conducted by the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture. Successful students can be considered for direct progression onto the Art & Design Diploma in Foundation Studies for those who require further qualifications before progressing to their chosen degree, or an Art & Design BA(Hons) programme at the University. The two routes you could progress onto are:

Art & Design BA(Hons) Kingston University offers a wide range of BA(Hons) Art and Design degree subjects. For the full list, and more details, please visit: www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate

Art & Design with English 60/40

Art & Design Diploma in Foundation Studies This one-year course is designed to prepare you for entry to degreelevel Art & Design study. Its fast-paced curriculum is taught within a hard-working but supportive atmosphere, helping you develop the skills you need to make the most of the next level of your education. To find out more, please visit: www.kingston.ac.uk/artdesignfoundation The course provides a strong grounding in six main subject areas: • Fine art (including painting, 3D, mixed media and printmaking) • Communication (including graphic design and typography) • Moving image (film, TV and lens-based media) • Illustration (including sequential narrative, film and photography) • Three-dimensional design • Fashion (including menswear, womenswear, and photo journalism) www.kingston.ac.uk/isc

Art & Design BA(Hons)

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Pre-Masters Programme

The best way to prepare For a 12-month Masters degree at Kingston you will need: • a range of academic and learning skills, which you may not have experienced in your home country • the ability to adapt to a new cultural environment and thrive academically • the right academic qualification and a substantial understanding of the subject • the ability to use English in the academic environment to a high standard. If you do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry to a Masters degree, or want to refresh your knowledge, you can follow our specialist Pre-Masters Programme. Specialist preparation The Pre-Masters is a two- or three-term programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training. It is designed specifically to meet the needs of international students. It will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in your Masters studies. Assured progression to your degree Joining the Pre-Masters Programme guarantees you a conditional offer of a place on one of the specified Masters degrees at the University. Once you have successfully completed the course and met the required entry standards, you will proceed directly on to your preferred Masters programme. Personal monitoring and support The Pre-Masters is validated by Kingston University and taught by specialists in university preparation. Your progress will be monitored at all times to make sure you remain on track to complete the programme successfully. Assessment Your development will be assessed regularly throughout the programme. This will ensure you achieve the standard required for progression onto your chosen postgraduate degree. Assessments include: • coursework • unseen written examinations • individual and group presentations • extended essays and case studies. Flexible entry You can begin the three-term Pre-Masters in either September or January, or for those studying a two-term Pre-Masters you can begin in either January or April. All start dates prepare you for progression onto your chosen Masters in the following September. Masters progression options Following successful completion of your Pre-Masters Programme, you will be able to progress onto any one of a broad number of Masters degrees at Kingston University. See page 24 for a list of the degrees available. For the complete details of all Masters degrees available to students that have completed their Pre-Masters Programme at Kingston University please visit: www.kingston.ac.uk/isc

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How many terms do I require? How many terms you require will be dependent upon your IELTS level. If you have an IELTS level of 5.0, you will study a three-term Pre-Masters Programme. Students with an English level below 5.0 will be offered a suitable period of preparatory English Language Preparation at the International Study Centre prior to commencement of the Pre-Masters Programme. The two-term Pre-Masters is available only to students who possess an IELTS level of 5.5. English Language Preparation Programme ELP tuition price: £3,100 per term

Business and Management Leading to degrees in the following subject areas Accounting & Finance Banking & Finance Business Management Corporate Governance

International Business Management International Finance International Human Resource Management

Marketing & Finance Marketing with English Retail Marketing & Management Supply Chain Management

Term start dates for one-term ELP: • June 2010 – for three-term Pre-Masters start in September 2010 • September 2010 – for three-term Pre-Masters start in January 2011 • June 2011 – for three-term Pre-Masters start in September 2011. Term start dates for two-term ELP: • June 2010 – for three-term Pre-Masters start in January 2011 • January 2011 – for three-term Pre-Masters start in September 2011 (with a break in the summer) Age on entry Students are normally at least 20 years old. Key facts Tuition price: £3,425 per term Course length 3-term: Sept-June or Jan-Aug 2-term: Jan-June or April-Aug Entry dates 3-term: Sept 2010 & Jan 2011 2-term: Jan 2011 & April 2011 Term dates September start (3-term): Term 1 – 20/09/10 to 10/12/10 Term 2 – 10/01/11 to 25/03/11 Term 3 – 11/04/11 to 17/06/11

Academic structure TERM 1

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PRE-MASTERS SKILLS FOR ENGLISH 1 (PSE 1) During this module you will develop the five skills areas of writing, reading, listening, speaking and university study skills. Apart from raising English skills levels to the equivalent of 6.0 IELTS, you will also work on note-taking and summarising techniques, look at referencing and the issue of plagiarism and the development of research skills.

PRE-MASTERS SKILLS FOR ENGLISH 3 (PSE 3) On completion of this module you will have advanced to the equivalent of 6.5 or 7.0 IELTS and will have developed further your research, referencing and presentation skills. You will be able to read more complex texts and write factual and discursive essays on academic topics.

ACADEMIC COMMUNICATION AND ENGLISH SKILLS (ACES) You will use this module to consider a range of contemporary issues related to your chosen area of Master’s study, for example, technological developments and their impact, legal, ethical and environmental concerns and how to explore these using a wide range of information sources. Along with your English skills you will focus on relationship building, team working and effective communication.

ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES AND PROBLEM SOLVING During this module you consider the key elements of critical thinking and look at the construction of an academic case or argument. Within your own subject area you look at practical problems and the various techniques used to analyse and present possible solutions to them. These techniques include mathematical approaches, computer modelling, and the more intuitive approaches involving brainstorming, lateral thinking and role playing.

TERM 2 January start (3-term): Term 1 – 10/01/11 to 25/03/11 Term 2 – 11/04/11 to 17/06/11 Term 3 – 20/06/11 to 19/08/11

January start (2-term): April start (2-term): Term 1 – 10/01/11 to 25/03/11 Term 1 – 11/04/11 to 17/06/11 Term 2 – 11/04/11 to 17/06/11 Term 2 – 20/06/11 to 19/08/11 Entry requirements English language: 3-term: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent 2-term: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent If you have a lower IELTS level, you will need additional English language training.

PRE-MASTERS SKILLS FOR ENGLISH 2 (PSE 2) This module continues the development of your English level towards the equivalent of 6.5 IELTS and helps you to consolidate a range of wider academic skills such as critical thinking, writing a bibliography, preparation and delivery of an oral presentation and the further development of communication and group working skills. RESEARCH METHODS You are introduced to research methods, their usefulness and limitations, and consider the different sources of data and materials relevant to analysis within your chosen subject area. You also look at the quantitative and qualitative approaches to the collection and interpretation of data.

INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH PROJECT The aim of this module is to help you develop and demonstrate your ability to write longer pieces of academic work displaying applied understanding of the subject matter (related to your chosen subject area) and a critical analysis of concepts and materials. BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT 2 – BUSINESS STRATEGY You use this module to develop your understanding of key models and concepts in the field of business strategy. You look in particular at topics such as the analysis of the industry environment, resource and capability analysis, competitive advantage and corporate, global and diversification strategies.

DATA COLLECTION AND INTERPRETATION The emphasis of this module is on the development of statistical techniques in the context of academic research. You look at organising and representing data using an Excel spreadsheet and consider issues around averages and variability, probability and decision-making, sampling and estimation and hypothesis testing. BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT 1 – OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR You are introduced to the key concepts relating to organisational behaviour including management theory, leadership styles, cultural aspects and the management of change. Operations management sessions look at strategy, performance objectives, job design and planning and control. www.kingston.ac.uk/isc


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Computing

Engineering

Leading to degrees in the following subject areas

Leading to degrees in the following subject areas*

Any Masters programme offered by the Faculty for Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics (subject to the appropriate background), including: Information Technology for Business Management Informatics Software Engineering

Advanced Industrial and Manufacturing Systems † Advanced Product Design† Aerospace Engineering Aircraft Engineering

Academic structure

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Automotive Engineering Civil Engineering Engineering Project and Systems Management † Management in Construction

Mechanical Engineering Mechatronic Systems Engineering Renewable Energy Engineering (with any engineering degree) Sustainable Concrete Structures

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PRE-MASTERS SKILLS FOR ENGLISH 1 (PSE 1) During this module you will develop the five skills areas of writing, reading, listening, speaking and university study skills. Apart from raising English skills levels to the equivalent of 6.0 IELTS, you will also work on note-taking and summarising techniques, look at referencing and the issue of plagiarism and the development of research skills.

PRE-MASTERS SKILLS FOR ENGLISH 3 (PSE 3) On completion of this module you will have advanced to the equivalent of 6.5 or 7.0 IELTS and will have developed further your research, referencing and presentation skills. You will be able to read more complex texts and write factual and discursive essays on academic topics.

PRE-MASTERS SKILLS FOR ENGLISH 3 (PSE 3) On completion of this module you will have advanced to the equivalent of 6.5 or 7.0 IELTS and will have developed further your research, referencing and presentation skills. You will be able to read more complex texts and write factual and discursive essays on academic topics.

ACADEMIC COMMUNICATION AND ENGLISH SKILLS (ACES) You will use this module to consider a range of contemporary issues related to your chosen area of Master’s study, for example, technological developments and their impact, legal, ethical and environmental concerns and how to explore these using a wide range of information sources. Along with your English skills you will focus on relationship building, team working and effective communication.

ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES AND PROBLEM SOLVING During this module you consider the key elements of critical thinking and look at the construction of an academic case or argument. Within your own subject area you look at practical problems and the various techniques used to analyse and present possible solutions to them. These techniques include mathematical approaches, computer modelling, and the more intuitive approaches involving brainstorming, lateral thinking and role playing.

PRE-MASTERS SKILLS FOR ENGLISH 1 (PSE 1) During this module you will develop the five skills areas of writing, reading, listening, speaking and university study skills. Apart from raising English skills levels to the equivalent of 6.0 IELTS, you will also work on note-taking and summarising techniques, look at referencing and the issue of plagiarism and the development of research skills.

TERM 2 PRE-MASTERS SKILLS FOR ENGLISH 2 (PSE 2) This module continues the development of your English level towards the equivalent of 6.5 IELTS and helps you to consolidate a range of wider academic skills such as critical thinking, writing a bibliography, preparation and delivery of an oral presentation and the further development of communication and group working skills. RESEARCH METHODS You are introduced to research methods, their usefulness and limitations, and consider the different sources of data and materials relevant to analysis within your chosen subject area. You also look at the quantitative and qualitative approaches to the collection and interpretation of data. DATA COLLECTION AND INTERPRETATION The emphasis of this module is on the development of statistical techniques in the context of academic research. You look at organising and representing data using an Excel spreadsheet and consider issues around averages and variability, probability and decision-making, sampling and estimation and hypothesis testing. COMPUTING 1 – ISSUES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE You study computer hardware and software design and applications, computer languages, algorithms and data structures. Current issues that you consider include standards and protocols on the web, file sharing and social networking sites and major forms of cyber crime and the measures being taken to counter them. www.kingston.ac.uk/isc

INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH PROJECT The aim of this module is to help you develop and demonstrate your ability to write longer pieces of academic work displaying applied understanding of the subject matter (related to your chosen subject area) and a critical analysis of concepts and materials. COMPUTING 2 – DATABASE DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS You use this module to develop your understanding of database design and technologies and of distributed database architecture. You also consider the basic issues in object-oriented data models, integration technologies and data-warehousing and data-mining techniques.

ACADEMIC COMMUNICATION AND ENGLISH SKILLS (ACES) You will use this module to consider a range of contemporary issues related to your chosen area of Master’s study, for example, technological developments and their impact, legal, ethical and environmental concerns and how to explore these using a wide range of information sources. Along with your English skills you will focus on relationship building, team working and effective communication.

TERM 2 PRE-MASTERS SKILLS FOR ENGLISH 2 (PSE 2) This module continues the development of your English level towards the equivalent of 6.5 IELTS and helps you to consolidate a range of wider academic skills such as critical thinking, writing a bibliography, preparation and delivery of an oral presentation and the further development of communication and group working skills. RESEARCH METHODS You are introduced to research methods, their usefulness and limitations, and consider the different sources of data and materials relevant to analysis within your chosen subject area. You also look at the quantitative and qualitative approaches to the collection and interpretation of data. DATA COLLECTION AND INTERPRETATION The emphasis of this module is on the development of statistical techniques in the context of academic research. You look at organising and representing data using an Excel spreadsheet and consider issues around averages and variability, probability and decision-making, sampling and estimation and hypothesis testing. ENGINEERING 1 – MATERIALS AND PROCESSES This module looks at how developments in materials and processes impact on manufacturing strategy and how technological developments affect business planning, employees, consumers and the environment. You study the behaviour of materials and a sustainable approach to engineering design and look at computer aided (CAE) tools in, for example, the automotive industry.

ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES AND PROBLEM SOLVING During this module you consider the key elements of critical thinking and look at the construction of an academic case or argument. Within your own subject area you look at practical problems and the various techniques used to analyse and present possible solutions to them. These techniques include mathematical approaches, computer modelling, and the more intuitive approaches involving brainstorming, lateral thinking and role playing. INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH PROJECT The aim of this module is to help you develop and demonstrate your ability to write longer pieces of academic work displaying applied understanding of the subject matter (related to your chosen subject area) and a critical analysis of concepts and materials. ENGINEERING 2 - CAD/CAM SYSTEMS This module develops your understanding of the concepts, functions and applications of CAD/CAM systems and traces the development of the CAD/CAM concept from the original 2D drawing through 3D parametric solid modelling for Computer Numerical (CNC) manufacturing. You will also be introduced to current commercial CAD/CAM software packages. †

Courses available to diploma holders with good grades.

* Engineering courses, unless otherwise stated, are available to holders of relevant degrees and/or diploma holders with substantial work experience

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Masters programmes at Kingston

Kingston University will enhance your career We provide career-focused programmes at Kingston University, designed to fit into the real world: • you can be sure our courses relate to the latest thinking in the workplace thanks to our excellent links with business, industry and professional practitioners • you can often choose to continue working while studying, thanks to our flexible options • our wide range of courses is constantly increasing to make sure they remain relevant • some courses also offer the chance to study abroad • you can add extra depth to your studies by attending our many conferences and events • central London is only 25 minutes away, providing access to national libraries, archives and professional bodies. A cutting-edge University Further evidence of the high quality of our teaching and innovative outlook includes initiatives such as: • HEFCE-funding of £4 million for a teaching alliance with St George’s, University of London and Royal Holloway, University of London • a Government award of £3 million to set up C-SCAIPE (the Centre for Sustainable Communities Achieved Through Integrated Professional Education), recognising existing excellence in teaching and learning in the School of Surveying • the recent purchase of two archives relating to Iris Murdoch and the subsequent establishment of the Centre for Iris Murdoch Studies. Links with business and industry Kingston Business School works closely with the business world’s principal professional bodies in order to harmonise its education provision with the needs of today’s business practitioners. You will learn how to turn theory into practice and gain a qualification that has real value in the real world. Research areas Research is an essential part of the day-to-day life of Kingston Business School and is embedded in its intellectual activities and development. With a Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) rating of 3A, we have a vibrant research community engaging staff, research students and associates from government, industry and commerce, in a wide variety of endeavours from definitive pioneering academic research to highly focused consultancy for clients.

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Masters degree options Following successful completion of your Pre-Masters Programme, you will be able to progress onto one of the following Masters degrees at Kingston University: Business & Management Accounting & Finance Banking & Finance Business Management Corporate Governance International Business Management International Finance International Human Resource Management Marketing & Finance Marketing with English Retail Marketing & Management Supply Chain Management omputing C Any Masters programme offered by the Faculty for Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics (subject to the appropriate background). Engineering* Advanced Industrial and Manufacturing Systems † Advanced Product Design † Aerospace Engineering Aircraft Engineering Automotive Engineering Civil Engineering Engineering Project & Systems Management † Management in Construction Mechanical Engineering Mechatronic Systems Engineering Renewable Energy Engineering (with a degree in any engineering subject) Sustainable Concrete Structures Some of the Masters degrees listed above are explored in some depth over the next three pages. For further information on all of the degrees listed above, visit: www.kingston.ac.uk/isc †

Courses available to diploma holders with good grades.

* Engineering courses, unless otherwise stated, are available to holders of relevant degrees and/or diploma holders with substantial work experience

The Business and Management Pre-Masters leads to: Business Management/ International Business Management MA Overview Open to applicants with a degree in any discipline, this programme will equip you with the skills and management knowledge required of today’s managers. It offers a choice of two pathways – MA in Business Management or MA in International Business Management – and builds on the theory and practical application of key business functions to help you develop a sound understanding of the field of global business. Strategic and operational perspectives are addressed, with an emphasis on the practical skills essential for the modern international business manager. What you study After an induction programme introducing you to the Business School and the expectations and ethos of the course, you will go on to study the underpinning elements of business management from a national and international context. The business-related areas comprise information management, operations management, marketing, financial resources management, and the management of people and organisations. These areas will be covered in depth to include areas of consultancy, analysis and research skills. The second stage of the course includes core work on strategy and research together with a wide range of options covering international business areas and a practical consultancy project. This gives you the opportunity to work for an external client organisation for a period of five to six weeks, enabling you to put your business knowledge and skills into practice with a real company. In addition, your dissertation enables you to research a specific area of interest in depth. Strategic Marketing Management MA

International Human Resource Management MA Overview This course is designed to provide you with a foundation of knowledge and practical skills, plus an understanding of the role of the Human Resource profession (with a focus on the issues and policies that affect international HR managers). The knowledge you gain is relevant to both the strategic objectives of an international organisation and the wider environment in which it operates. We are also one of 33 CIPD Licensed Upgrade Centres, whereby we can recommend for immediate upgrading to Chartered membership students who have successfully completed their postgraduate HRM course and meet the CIPD upgrade criteria. What you study After an induction programme introducing you to the Business School and the expectations and ethos of the course, you will go on to evaluate the external influences on organisations, such as European developments, comparative employment law, ethical issues and social responsibility. You will look at the varying approaches to labour regulations and standards across the globe. You will gain an understanding of human behaviour in organisations and how organisational and management performance can be enhanced through effective HRM. You will look at strategic HRM and the national differences and varying approaches adopted by multinational companies. You will study learning and development processes and the major types of employee relations management. You will also develop a knowledge of resourcing issues and techniques. This is a sample of some of the Masters options available. For full details, see page 24 or visit www.kingston.ac.uk/isc

Overview If you are a marketing professional working in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors, and have a thorough grounding in the basic principles of marketing, the Strategic Marketing Management MA course will help you to differentiate yourself by elevating your career to another level. It focuses on the strategic implications of marketing decisions, the theoretical aspects of marketing, and the application of advanced marketing techniques. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to make an immediate and positive impact on your job performance. What you study After an induction programme introducing you to the Business School and the expectations and ethos of the course, you will go on to study modules that will enable you to develop an advanced level of understanding of current marketing concepts, along with the key skills and techniques appropriate to senior marketing managers. You will look at different marketing management models, frameworks and processes, and will apply advanced analytical techniques in solving marketing problems. You will also learn how to formulate and evaluate effective marketing strategies. In addition, you will explore the strategic implications of buyer behaviour and how it relates to problems in marketing and consumer regulation.

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The Computing Pre-Masters leads to:

The Engineering Pre-Masters leads to:

Information Technology for Business Management MSc

Software Engineering MSc

Aerospace Engineering MSc

Automotive Engineering MSc

Overview The programme is designed to provide you with an integrated, interdisciplinary knowledge of business management and IT, thereby increasing your skill set and enhancing your future career prospects. The combination of theory and practice in an accessible and applied style make this course particularly attractive for those wishing to embark upon a business career in which they can apply IT skills.

Overview Some of the most difficult and challenging problems in industry and commerce are associated with software development. If you are a computing professional and would like to increase your theoretical knowledge of software engineering and practical skills in software development, this course is ideal.

Overview If you already hold an engineering degree but would like to broaden and deepen your knowledge of the aerospace industry and gain a strategic overview of aerospace engineering and management issues, this course is ideal. It will help you to develop a wider perspective and understanding of the concerns facing the aerospace engineering industry, and includes subjects such as law, finance, risk assessment, health and safety and environmental issues. Throughout the course, academic teaching is complemented by visits from industry experts, keeping you up-to-date with the latest developments.

Overview If you would like to develop the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to understand and translate current and emerging automotive technologies into future products, this course is ideal. It will provide you with a balanced mixture of the advanced technical competences and transferable skills required by global automotive manufacturers and original equipment suppliers.

What you study You will graduate fully conversant with the language of e-business and equipped to deal with emerging technologies. You will have the opportunity to integrate your studies and demonstrate your practical expertise by working on a live consultancy project. The course builds on theory and the practical application of key business functions in a business management context. This provides a focus for the integration of information technology. Through your dissertation you can also research an IT managementrelated issue of particular personal interest or relevance to your career aspirations. Informatics MSc Overview This MSc gives you maximum flexibility to design your own course, allowing you to choose a personal portfolio of modules from the full range of masters-level modules offered within the Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics. This freedom of choice allows you to tailor the course to meet your current and future educational and career needs. What you study You will study 7 modules of your choice from the comprehensive range offered by the Faculty. The modules that you choose to study can be based on your current or future career requirements or may be chosen purely depending on your area of interest and/or expertise. You will also undertake the core module on Research Methods and learn about various investigative techniques.

It will equip you with an advanced knowledge of the latest methods and tools for software engineering, enabling you to choose and follow an approach to software development that delivers the optimum result in terms of cost, time and software quality. At the end of the course you will have the skills to make an effective contribution as part of a team building software systems. What you study You will study state-of-the-art concepts in software engineering and focus on the fundamental concepts and principles of systems analysis, design, implementation and testing. You will also have an opportunity to improve your practical skills, so that you can plan and conduct complex systems development projects to meet customer needs, and integrate software solutions into an evolving business environment. Throughout the course, you consider the impact of computer systems upon individuals, organisations and the wider community. A Research Methods module prepares you for work on your project/ dissertation, which is ‘design and build’ in type, often in association with an industrial host, and includes a research element. This is a sample of some of the Masters options available. For full details, see page 24 or visit www.kingston.ac.uk/isc

This exciting and innovative course has been designed to satisfy the requirements of the Engineering Council’s UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). What you study You will gain a broad understanding of the practical requirements of aerospace engineering, as well as a knowledge of the subjects that are both specific and complementary to aerospace engineering, such as space mission analysis and design, and e-engineering with internet applications. You will develop the ability to resolve the broader problems that arise in aerospace engineering. You will learn about management issues and improve your evaluation and project management skills. The MSc features an Industrial Project Review and Analysis module, which is normally taken in industry and provides you with the challenge of undertaking a real-world problem in an engineering environment. You will also develop an awareness of work in a multidisciplinary team within an engineering organisation with real industrial constraints.

Throughout the course, academic teaching is complemented by visits from industry experts, keeping you up-to-date with the latest developments. What you study You will develop a critical awareness of the current developments in key automotive technologies, production methods, processes and management techniques. You will study the various test and development techniques employed in automotive engineering, and their application and benefits. You will learn how to apply automotive engineering principles and practical techniques to the solution of problems. The elective modules will enable you to gain a solid foundation in the specialist area of your choice, building on knowledge and skills gained in the common core modules. You have the choice of specialising either in automotive, commercial vehicle or motorcycle engineering by taking the relevant elective and field-specific modules.

Renewable Energy Engineering MSc

Engineering Projects & Systems Management MSc

Overview This course enables those with an undergraduate degree or equivalent in related sciences or engineering to specialise in renewable energy engineering, technology and applications.

Overview This course enables you to benefit from the best of both worlds. You will gain key engineering management skills as well as competent project management knowledge. Current demand for such graduates is high, not only in the UK but worldwide.

It provides an in-depth knowledge of renewable energy systems design and development within an engineering environment. The course combines specialist skills to provide career pathways in the following areas of project engineering and management: * Solar power engineering design and development * Wind power engineering design and development * Bio-fuel technologies * Renewable energy business and management What you study Optional modules introduce you to subjects designed to help further enhance your career ambitions. The MSc project gives you the opportunity to choose a field of study in which to establish yourself as a specialist. You will be given a wide range of projects, many of which are associated with real-world problems in the engineering industry. Advanced topics such as 3D solid modelling, virtual product design and simulation and Finite Element Analysis allow you to gain further practical and theoretical knowledge of analytical software tools used in product design. There will also be plenty of opportunities for you to engage in laboratory and group activities.

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This course has been designed to enhance your career prospects and personal development by equipping you with a blend of theoretical, management and practical skills. Pathways specialising in automotive, commercial vehicle and motorcycle engineering are available.

Throughout the course, academic teaching is complemented by specialist speakers from industry, keeping you up to date with the latest developments. In addition, you will have opportunities to visit engineering companies and attend technical seminars, both within and outside the University. What you study Students are required to complete a total of eight taught modules (six core and two option modules). Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Option modules (choose two) Finance Resource Management Information Systems Industrial Systems and Management E-Engineering with Internet Applications Mechatronics and Industrial Project Management Automation Systems Total Quality Integrated CAD/CAM Systems Systems Modelling and Simulation Business Resources Management Research Project (MSc Only) This is a sample of some of the Masters options available. For full details, see page 24 or visit www.kingston.ac.uk/isc

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At Kingston University you can look forward to much more than just studying. Being a student is an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. Students’ Union Kingston University’s Students’ Union (KUSU) is an organisation run by students designed to support and entertain you throughout your time at Kingston. KUSU organises Freshers’ Week – a lively event where new students can socialise. It also runs more than 30 clubs and societies relating to interests such as sport, politics, religion (including the Hindu Society, the Christian Union, the Muslim Society and the Sikh Society), music and studies. KUSU also provides bars and cafés on campus where you can meet your friends. International social events The International Office organises a number of social events throughout the year for international students, including a boat party on the Thames for over 300 people and day-trips outside London. They are great opportunities to make new friends, see new places and share your experiences of UK life. Sports facilities Anyone keen to play sports or just improve their health and fitness can use the University’s modern fitness centre or the spacious sports ground, which has facilities to play sports such as football, tennis, cricket and netball. There are also lots of non-University sports facilities in Kingston.

What our students say

“I believe learning comes not only from books, but from meeting intelligent individuals from all over the world with unique experiences; this was the real education I received each day.”

Kim Ilae, South Korea International Relations MSc

Dedicated support While studying at the International Study Centre (ISC), you will have automatic access to a full range of student counselling and support services. The team at the ISC are there to help with any personal, financial or academic difficulties you might have. They will help you settle in quickly during your first few days and will be available throughout your studies.

Health services All students of the University should register with a local general medical practice. The Fairhill Medical Practice provides NHS services for students who register. A full range of services is provided via the Practice and referral to specialist consultants is available for serious cases. The Medical Practice includes male and female doctors.

When you move into your degree studies, your support continues. Kingston University has a strong support network which aims to help all students to make the most of their time at the University.

Facilities for religious worship The Chaplaincy offers confidential pastoral support to all students and staff, whatever their religious convictions. It’s free, independent and confidential. You do not need to have a religious faith in order to make use of the Chaplaincy.

International student advisory service The central administrative officer with special responsibility for providing guidance, advice and support to international students and organising events and social trips is located in the Student Support Office. Counselling service The Health & Counselling Service offers a confidential, professional service to any member of the University who might need help or support with any personal, social, family or academic problems. All of our counsellors have relevant professional qualifications and considerable counselling experience. Disabilities service Kingston University welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The Disabilities and Dyslexia Support Service provides support for students with disabilities, dyslexia and other support needs throughout their student life at Kingston. We provide advice to students and departments on support resources available, such as personal care assistance, adapted accommodation, student funding applications, assessment and support for dyslexia and technical needs, adapted examination arrangements and assistance at graduation ceremonies.

Student insurance In our experience, it is essential that international students have the protection of personal insurance for the duration of their time in the UK. The consequences of being uninsured can be extremely difficult and expensive. For this reason, Study Group has developed an insurance policy called StudyCare. This is designed especially for international students. It will cover you for loss of personal possessions, as well as providing health and medical insurance. In order to make sure you have the right type of cover Study Group automatically adds StudyCare to your invoice once your place has been confirmed. However, if you wish to make your own insurance arrangements, please let us know on the application form enclosed. Full information about StudyCare insurance is published in the StudyCare policy booklet, available from the International Admissions Centre. Please refer to the back cover of this brochure for contact details. Alternatively, you can view information about StudyCare at www.kingston.ac.uk/isc

What our students say

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“There is always something engaging going on to keep you occupied. Between the clubs / societies, special events and lectures put on by the university and the activities organised by the International Office and the International Student’s Club, there is always something to do.”

Amber Robertson, USA History BA(Hons)

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Accommodation

Here at Kingston we are very proud of our halls of residence. We offer a range of high-quality halls, all located close to the University campuses. • Single study bedrooms arranged in flats • All halls are self-catered • Internet access in all rooms • All halls are non-smoking • Launderette facilities on site

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What if I don’t live in halls? There is a strong private rented sector in Kingston and the surrounding areas, with a good range of properties available. Accommodation Services offers the following services to help you find a flat or house: • Student-to-student noticeboard to help you find flatmates • A daily property vacancy list • A list of local letting agents

• Parking for cars/bicycles at all sites

• Information in the spring of your first year to help you start looking for a house for the following year

• On-site management and 24-hour security

• Housing management service for the following years

• Flats for mature students available in all price bands

• Help and advice with housing issues

Frequently Asked Questions Am I eligible for a place in halls? Yes, international students who apply for halls accommodation in good time are guaranteed an offer of accommodation during their first year (providing they meet our eligibility criteria). For more information visit: www.kingston.ac.uk/international/accommodation

• Please visit www.kingston.ac.uk/househunting Prices Tuition fees International Foundation Year 3 terms Art & Design with English 60/40 3 terms Pre-Masters Programme per term English Language Preparation per term

Am I eligible for a place in halls if I am under 18 years old? Any student under 18 must have an adult who is willing to act as their full guardian and who will take full responsibility for the student until they reach their 18th birthday.

Accommodation (guideline rents per week) † Price per week for an en-suite room* Price per week for a standard room* †

How much will living in halls cost? Halls of residence by price band are listed in the table on the right. Costs include heating, lighting and hot water.

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£9,300 £9,300 £3,425 £3,100 £90.50 – £113.50 £99.50

Prices are based on 2009/10 rent prices and are for guideline purposes only. Rent prices will increase in 2010/11

* Room descriptions: Standard room: single room, wash basin in room, shared bathroom and shared kitchen. En-suite room: single room, shower, wash basin and toilet, shared kitchen.


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Opportunities at Kingston

Kingston University will give you a sound preparation for working life. Graduates from the University have an excellent record for getting good, fulfilling jobs. A top university for graduate jobs Kingston has some of the best graduate employment figures in the UK. In 2008, The Sunday Times placed Kingston 50th out of 120 UK universities for highest starting salaries for graduates (average of £19,327 per year). Other universities with starting salaries at this level included Oxford Brookes, Manchester, Goldsmiths, Sheffield and Glasgow. How can Kingston help your career? When you look for your first graduate job, you will need to ensure you have the skills that employers want. Here’s how a Kingston degree can help: • Kingston degrees prepare you for working life – by building workbased skills into the curriculum, especially on vocational courses. • In-demand skills – the academic curriculum places emphasis on transferable skills such as communication, computing, problem solving and teamwork. Employers in all professions value these skills when recruiting graduates. • Up-to-date and relevant courses – Kingston’s close links with employers and professional organisations, plus research and consultancy activities, ensure our courses are relevant to today’s working environment. Experience working life Many of our courses give you the opportunity to spend time working in industry or commerce. Students on four-year sandwich degrees, for instance, usually spend the whole of the third year in paid employment.

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Gaining experience in the workplace can greatly enhance your future career prospects. It enables you to link the knowledge you’ve acquired on your course with real-life situations at work and it also develops transferable skills, such as team working. Sometimes these placements can lead to job offers with the same employers after graduation. Careers and Employability Service You can use the Careers and Employability Service for practical career support, careers workshops and expert advice, from your first year at Kingston until three years after graduation. Kingston’s Careers and Employability Service can help with CV and interview techniques and has internet resources to help international students look for employment opportunities in their own countries. www.kingston.ac.uk/careers In 2008 The Sunday Times stated, “The vocational nature of most [of Kingston’s] courses stands students in good stead [puts them in a good position] when it comes to getting jobs.” We are keen to maintain that reputation. Graduate destinations The Careers and Employability Service surveys our graduates each year to find out what they are doing six months after leaving us. In 2007, a survey of 3,536 graduates produced the following results: Employed

65%

Working and studying

14%

In further study or training

10%

Other (eg travelling)

5%

Unemployed

5%

Opportunities in the UK after you graduate All international students graduating from a UK university can apply to stay in the UK to work once they have finished their studies under a new points-based system.

Helping you with your career after you graduate At Kingston we continue to support you with your career after you graduate:

If you are eligible to stay in London or the UK after you graduate, you can expect unlimited opportunities:

• You can access free guidance and information from the Careers and Employability Service for up to three years after you graduate.

• The UK is the world’s 5th largest economy, with high graduate employment levels.

• View Kingston’s online job vacancy service JobShop and post your CV for prospective employers.

• Over 500 top international companies have their headquarters in London.

Stay in touch We believe that Kingston graduates form a vital part of the University’s future. We organise social events and reunions throughout the year helping you to stay in touch with your tutors and fellow graduates. We also run an online network to help you stay in touch.

• London is a centre of excellence in many professional fields, especially in financial services and the creative industries. • Many organisations have special schemes to recruit and train new graduates. Opportunities worldwide after you graduate Alternatively, should you return home or work in another country, you will find your employment and promotion chances are significantly improved: • British training and qualifications are recognised as a global standard of excellence in education. • Graduates with international study and work experience are highly valued in the job market, especially those who have a good level of English. For example, we have graduates working for leading international companies such as Calvin Klein, Deloitte Touche, Honda, HSBC, IBM, KLM, KPMG, Panasonic, Ralph Lauren and many more.

Kingston has specialist staff who establish strong links with local and regional employers to help you find placements suited to your subject areas.

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How to apply

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Application to the International Study Centre is streamlined and straightforward.

Fees Tuition prices*

To apply directly: Simply send your completed application to the address printed at the bottom of the form. Your application will need to include copies of all relevant academic transcripts and certificates of English language qualifications.

• International Foundation Year £9,300 (three term course)

Alternatively, you can apply directly by contacting a student enrolment advisor through the following website: www.kingston.ac.uk/isc

Accommodation (guideline rents)** • Price per week for an en-suite room: £90.50 – £113.50

• Pre-Masters Programme £3,425 (per term) • English Language Preparation £3,100 (per term)

• Price per week for a standard room: £99.50

To apply through your local representative: Just complete the application form enclosed with this prospectus and return it to your local educational representative. Further application forms are available by contacting us at the address on the back of this prospectus. Information and advice If you need further information, our expert student enrolment advisors are available for help and advice. You can contact them through the website or on the number below: T: +44 1273 339333

Luton

• Art & Design with English 60/40 £9,300 (three term course)

Supplements • StudyCare fee (12 months cover) £416 • Airport transfer fee London Heathrow Airport: £50 • Airport transfer fee London Gatwick Airport: £70 • Airport transfer fee London Stansted Airport: £140 About the International Study Centre The International Foundation Year, Art & Design with English 60/40, Pre-Masters and ELP programmes at the Kingston University, London – International Study Centre are run by Study Group, a world leader in education and training for international students. Every year, Study Group provides exceptional educational programmes for 40,000 students from 120 countries.

Stansted M11

M1

M40

Central London M4 Waterloo

Heathrow

River Thames

Robin Hood junction (A3) (for Kingston Hill and Roehampton Vale)

Kingston upon Thames

M3

M20

Tolworth roundabout (A3) (for Penrhyn Road and Knights Park) A243

M26

A3 M23 Gatwick

* Please note fees may be subject to increase. **

Prices are based on 2009/10 rent prices and are for guideline purposes only. Rent prices will increase in 2010/11. For calculation purposes please note that an average licence length is 40 weeks. Additional charges may be made for such items as accommodation security deposits, bedding packs, accommodation specific insurance, University administration fees and other sundry expenses. These items may be charged either to your ISC student account or your University student account. Residential accommodation is subject to availability and early confirmation is advised.

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International Admissions Centre 1 Billinton Way Brighton BN1 4LF T: +44 1273 339333

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