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International Prospectus 2014

your future at Bedfordshire


Welcome The University of Bedfordshire offers a warm welcome to international students from more than 100 countries including Europe and the United Kingdom. Our modern campus environment provides professional quality facilities and flexible spaces for group work, social networking and quiet study. We adopt an innovative 21st century approach to teaching and learning. We believe university is about more than a degree. At Bedfordshire, you will become part of a diverse community of more than 20,000 home students and some 4,000 international students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Studying at a UK university alongside students from all over the world will give you the opportunity to discover other cultures and make connections that can last a lifetime. During your time with us at the University we will provide opportunities for you to complement your academic studies with the practical knowledge and skills that will make you ready to compete in the dynamic global marketplace. We are committed to ensuring that you have an experience that will continue to enrich both your personal and professional lives long after your graduate. I hope you enjoy discovering what the University of Bedfordshire has to offer you, and I look forward to meeting you when you arrive here. Professor Ashraf Jawaid OBE Deputy Vice Chancellor

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Contents Welcome to international students Bedfordshire – a brilliant location High quality teaching Outstanding facilities Building your career Comprehensive communications University of Bedfordshire Business School Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies and Sciences Faculty of Health and Social Sciences Faculty of Education and Sport Our accommodation International office The international student experience Fees and finance Entry and language requirements How to apply What our students say Courses at a glance Course listings

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Putteridge Bury campus

“I came to the UK not only to gain a degree but expand my global understanding. I have fallen in love with the UK for its multicultural society and the attitude of tolerance and acceptance. Before I came to the UK I had never seen snow!” Md.Abul Kalam Azad, MSc International Finance & Banking Luton Town Centre

“The good thing about the University is its location; it’s 30 minutes away from London. The campus is in the centre of the town which means that there is plenty on the doorstop, and the countryside is easily accessible too. It is also a very diverse place. Students come from all over the country and the world to study here. It’s a great choice and one you’d be unlikely to regret.” Usha Bhatta, MA Mass Communication

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Belong in Bedfordshire Choose Bedfordshire for the best location

Great Luton location Luton is a culturally diverse modern UK town. It offers a winning combination of a thriving urban centre, natural open spaces and landscaped parks. The town has everything from cinema to carnival to entertain you.

Great location in Bedford. Bedford is located approximately 20 miles from Luton along the picturesque banks of the River Great Ouse and is just 40 minutes by train from central London. The town centre is a five-minute bus ride away from the campus.

Putteridge Bury campus Putteridge Bury is a magnificent country mansion, set in 30 acres of landscaped gardens, only three miles from the Luton campus. This tranquil location is home to Postgraduate Business courses and the University’s Conference Centre.

• Harpur Centre – features outstanding retail outlets. The traditional Bedford markets are not far away

Butterfield Park Our Healthcare students benefit from brand new simulation labs complete with fully functional theatre ward and a clinic environment. Great Aylesbury location Our Buckinghamshire campus is home to many of Nursing and Healthcare students. It is equipped with purpose built facilities and professional quality equipment. Milton Keynes Our new campus is located in the UK’s fastest growing city. It offers the perfect blend of culture, clubs and intercontinental cuisine. Find out more: www.beds.ac.uk/international/location

• Aspects Leisure Centre – with a Cineworld cinema, a bingo hall, Fitness First gym plus plenty of fast food restaurants and it’s all a ten-minute walk from campus • Priory Country Park – 68 acres of stunning countryside and woodland, plus a beautiful lake. It’s an ideal place to see some British wildlife • Bedford River Festival – this unique combination of the carnival and musical is held every other year and staged on some of the most picturesque locations in Bedford Find out more: www.beds.ac.uk/international/location Belong facebook.com/unibeds twitter.com/uniofbeds youtube.com/uobvideos

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Better placed Coming to Bedfordshire means you can enjoy living close to London in the key economic triangle between London, Oxford and Cambridge.

From Luton you can be in central London in as little as 22 minutes on a fast train. From Bedford you can be there in 40 minutes. Luton campus is... • 5 minutes walking distance from Luton train station • 2 miles from London Luton Airport (European destinations) • 3 miles from M1 junction 10 & 11 • 35 miles from London Heathrow Airport (International destinations)

Edinburgh

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Living near London means you can enjoy all the attractions of one the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the world without having to pay the price of living there. From the British Museum to Tate Modern – London is home to some of the world’s greatest museums and art – many of which offer free entry. • Trafalgar Square – an iconic square in the centre of London. It is close to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. • London Eye – this giant Ferris wheel sits on the banks of the river Thames and gives spectacular views over the unique architecture of the city of London. • Shopping – with more than 40,000 shops to choose from spread over the capital, London really is a shopaholic’s dream come true. Find out more: www.beds.ac.uk/international/location

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Birmingham Coventry

Bedford

Milton Keynes

Cambridge Luton

Oxford London


“The University is only a 30 minutes train journey to London, but the living expenses are rather cheap compared to big cities, so this is an advantage that this University will offer you.� TingTing Zhong, BA (Hons) Advertising & Marketing Communications

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Broaden your horizons You will be taught in a modern learning environment by experienced staff whose expertise is a blend of research, scholarship and professional practice which puts them at the forefront of their subject.

Be confident in our standards We have been awarded top marks – a “confidence” rating – in the last UK Government’s Quality Assurance Agency Audit, which checks how UK universities maintain their own academic standards and quality. A number of staff have received National Teaching Fellowship Awards for their outstanding contribution to teaching and learning. Our business school offers a creative and practice-driven approach to business and management that blends of theory with practice. Our staff are experienced in creating and using this practice led approach to provide a relevant education that is much sought after by leading graduate recruiters. Through their own research and consultancy engagements with leading global organisations our staff help our students to make the transition into employment.

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Outstanding facilities Our ‘Business Pods’ and the Postgraduate and CPD Centre with its state-of-the-art facilities are an extension of our practice-led vision. A physical architecture that simulates a real world business environment provides the ‘practice character’ that defines our academic portfolio. “We are passionate about shaping our students as graduates who will champion a creative mindset, practice intelligently and have the confidence to lead their own and their organisations futures. Employability defines the student experience we are shaping in our classrooms for a seamless transition to the boardroom.” Dr Sonal Minocha, Dean of the University of Bedfordshire Business School


Real-world and relevant degrees Our courses are employability driven to meet the needs of today’s businesses. We have active partnerships with UK companies and professional bodies providing accreditation and skills frameworks to ensure our graduates are highly employable as creative and intelligent practitioners. “The course revolves around the core aspects of everyday business, giving you a well-rounded education whilst at the same time equipping you with transferable skills and cutting edge knowledge that will help you to make your mark in the workplace.” Thomas Wiggins-Wilson, Business Management graduate

Everything we do is designed to be challenging and innovative, to help you get the best from your time at University both academically and personally. You will graduate ready for the workplace, confident, capable of working with and learning from others. “At the University of Bedfordshire Business School we are reshaping business and management education for a truly global and employability-driven experience. Be a part of our present, so we can shape your future.” Dr Sonal Minocha, Dean of the University of Bedfordshire Business School

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Building for all your futures We have invested in professional quality facilities across all of our campus locations to offer you the perfect place to study.

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Bedford Campus Centre

Luton campus accommodation

Luton Campus Centre

That investment includes: • New facilities in our Computing and Media departments including multi-camera HDTV and radio studios • Bespoke facilities in the Business School including our innovative Business Pods and Law Moot Court • Laboratories for Sport and Exercise Science • The first muscle cellular and molecular physiology lab of its kind in the UK • Biomedical Science and Forensics Laboratories • Physical Education and Sports Science Centre Luton Campus Our Luton Campus Centre houses all student services under one roof. It includes a 240seat lecture theatre, modular study rooms, social and learning spaces as well as the Students’ Union. Postgraduate Centre Our large international postgraduate community benefits from our multi million pound Postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Centre. This exciting new facility features innovative learning spaces, two Harvard-style lecture theatres, hi-tech IT and AV equipment, as well as dedicated social spaces for our postgraduate students.

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University - your best career move At the University of Bedfordshire we are committed to ensuring you graduate with the knowledge and confidence to achieve success in your career. Business Leadership Programme (BLP) This programme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students. It provides: • 50 hours of unpaid work experience • CV workshops • Work ready training • Industry visits and industry led seminars Student Internship Scheme (SIS) This scheme provides practical internships for postgraduate students. They range from two weeks and two months and may be voluntary or paid. An internship allows you to: • Gain practical experience that will supplement your theoretical knowledge • Test potential career paths • Enhance your CV • Build essential contacts “I learned a lot. It was my “double degree”. One was my MSc and one was my internship.” Zahir Malik, MSc Finance and Business Management student

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Facts and figures 90% of our undergraduate students, and 95% of our postgraduate students are in work or further study within six months of graduating. And for many it’s not just a job, but the job they really want. Extensive careers service: • One-to-one advice to develop your career goals • CV writing and interview skills • Careers events, conferences and seminars • Volunteering opportunities • JobShop to help you find part-time or vacation work while you study • JobSavigrad to help graduates find the • right jobs Find out more about our careers advice and guidance: www.beds.ac.uk/careers Belong facebook.com/unibeds twitter.com/uniofbeds youtube.com/uobvideos


Maximise your potential The University of Bedfordshire recognises that the ability to be an effective communicator is essential in the workplace and the modern world in general. Our Communication Skills Programme is incorporated into your first year UG or PG international student timetable. The course focus is primarily on course assignment preparation. This will boost your university grades and help you to become more professional and employable in the international market place. Regular attendance will make you a more effective communicator. We will help you to develop your ability in three key areas: • Study skills including academic writing, delivering presentations and seminar contribution • Effective communication in your field of study • British university cultural know-how Plenary Lectures Programme International students benefit from attending our weekly plenary lectures on professional and study themes which regularly feature noted outside speakers. Communication Skills students compose answers to tasks based on the lectures about which they receive valuable feedback from their Communication Skills lecturer.

Facts and figures In the Complete University Guide League Tables 2013 Bedfordshire ranks second in the UK for Student Satisfaction for the undergraduate teaching of Language and Linguistics. The only UK University ranked higher than us is the University of Cambridge. “From my communication skills classes I have improved my academic assignment writing. There is a friendly approach our lecturer. I really enjoyed the “Just a minute” game which was useful for improving my rapid thinking capacity. Attending communication skills classes gives me the confidence I need to build my professional career. Shunmuganatha Surulivelu, Computer Networking MSc student, India

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University of Bedfordshire Business School The University of Bedfordshire Business School operates on three campuses. Undergraduate courses are delivered at both Luton and Bedford. Postgraduate courses are delivered at our Putteridge Bury campus and in the new Postgraduate centre on the Luton campus. Business, Management and HRM We offer exciting courses designed to develop practical and employability skills. Student employability is maximised by introducing ‘real world’ projects, for real companies who continuously feed back their assessment of a student’s performance. We work closely with businesses to make sure you get the best chance of securing the career you want, and the best out of your time with the University to achieve your desired degree.

Law Law is a vibrant, challenging and rewarding field of study. By studying a Law course at the University you will be exposed to the latest developments in legal practices, and by the time you complete your studies, you will be prepared to embark upon a successful legal career. You will have gained highly practical experience from using our Moot Court - which simulates real court proceedings.

Accounting and Finance Our Accounting and Finance courses have an international focus and offer excellent opportunities to gain relevant work experience and prepare you for a successful career in these professions. We provide resources for financial professionals including EQL accounting and finance self-learning software, a simulation financial trading room equipped with Reuters 3000 Extra system, a £70,000-peryear subscription to Datastream and Reuters financial databases, giving access to global and macro-economic data, and EView to teach and enhance your quantitative skills.

Language and Linguistics Our highly rated UG Language and Linguistic courses include English Language and Linguistics, English Language for Business, and English Language and TEFL. We are the first university to offer Intercultural Communications at postgraduate level. Our offer includes International Relations and Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality We have world-renowned staff and a strong track record for high-quality teaching and research with flexible learning delivery by a supportive and enthusiastic teaching team. Our research-informed course content reflects the needs of industry today and includes a strong emphasis on sustainability and an ‘ethical’ conscience. We offer exciting and innovative courses that give you the skills and knowledge that employers in some of the fastest growing industrial sectors want.

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“We are committed to global higher education, and the benefits that it brings to cultural understanding and employability. Our courses link theory and practice in a way that gives an outstanding practitionerbased approach, fitting students for the international world of work.” Professor James Crabbe, Dean of the Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science

The Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies and Science The Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies and Science is based at both our Luton and Bedford campuses, and delivers courses to produce world-class practitioners for modern industry sectors in both the sciences and the creative industries. Media, Arts, Design and Performance Many of our academic staff have an industry background having worked in journalism, broadcasting, film, dance, theatre and for radio and television companies. The academic team in Art and Design course are all practising professional artists and designers. Our research has also been commended as “world-leading” in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008. Computer Science and Technology All of our courses are taught by leading experts who undertake research activity, and the vast majority hold a PhD, have industrial experience and also possess Chartered status from professional bodies. The research and consultancy work undertaken, which has been commended as “internationally excellent”, is used to underpin the teaching, and provides our students with the latest industry knowledge (RAE 2008). Biological, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences The Department of Life Sciences has grown through our investment in STEM areas –

Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics. Staff regularly publish research findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals and make presentations at prestigious conferences. Students benefit from the latest insights into the advances achieved in these specialist areas. Performing Arts and English Our internationally-recognised practical-based Dance, Theatre and English courses will give you a breadth of understanding that fits them for work in a wide range of industries. Journalism and Communications Our course structure links theory and practice to give you an understanding of modern journalism in print, TV, radio and other media. Art and Design All our courses from Fashion and Fine Art to Interior Design and Interior Architecture are designed to equip international students to gain employment in the creative industries.

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Faculty of Health and Social Sciences Health and Social Sciences at the University of Bedfordshire is principally based at our Luton, Bedford and Putteridge Bury Campus. Healthcare students also work at our Butterfield Park and Buckinghamshire campuses. Health The University of Bedfordshire is recognised internationally in many areas such as Health Inequalities, Chronic Disease Management, Organisational Development as well as Public Health, Diabetes Care, Patient safety. Psychology and Social Sciences Our psychology staff are actively involved in research projects at national and international level. The university conducts research in social and youth work, child and adolescent studies and social care which influences government policy and was identified as ”world leading” in the latest Government Research Assessment Exercise 2008. Our expertise includes a number of key areas of social policy including child sexual exploitation, resilience amongst health care and social work practitioners, unaccompanied asylum seeking minors, gang crime and adult safeguarding. “The University has a good reputation for Psychology and BPS Accreditation which means I will become a Chartered Psychologist when I graduate. I am really enjoying my time here and have made great use of the wealth of resources and support available. We even have a dedicated Psychology Librarian to help us find specialist material quickly.”

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Dipa Munna, BSc (Hons) Psychology


Faculty of Education and Sport The Faculty of Education and Sport operates at our Bedford and Putteridge Bury campuses. Education The University of Bedfordshire has a history as a provider of teacher training dating back more than 100 years. We have well established links with more than 500 primary and secondary schools, which means that we are constantly at the forefront of educational developments. We offer a range of postgraduate programmes for professionals who work within an educational context. This includes the MA Education Studies (International) which has a focus on international and comparative education. Sport Bedfordshire is one of only few universities in the UK to offer the full range of natural and social science disciplines in sport and leisure. Not only are our sport and sports science facilities state-of-the-art, our Bedford Campus was used by over 200 athletes from 14 nations as a training base for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Furthermore, our teaching and research have both been highly commended in a recent Government Teaching Assessment and in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

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A home away from home

Moving to another country to live and study is hugely exciting. Choosing to stay in our halls of residence makes living away from home for the first time as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible. Here at Bedfordshire we offer more than just a room, we offer a place that you can really call home.

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New accommodation facilities 2012

“You will find yourself instantly mixing with people and may even funding students in your flat who are on the same course as you. Living in Halls is a guaranteed way to make some fabulous friends.” Susanna Koch, BA (Hons) Public Relations Accommodating your needs We offer several accommodation options, so you can choose the right environment for you. We’ve invested millions in accommodation at both our Luton and Bedford campuses. Living in University Halls of Residence is a great way to experience British culture. Luton At the Luton campus there is our brand-new en-suite, on-campus accommodation based at Fitzroy Court, which includes: • Contemporary self-catered flats and fully furnished study bedrooms • En-suite facilities • Free internet access • Single-sex or mixed-sex flats available • Fantastic communal areas, laundry facilities and a fully equipped gym We also have eight self-catered Halls, two of which are exclusive to our Postgraduate students. All of our Halls are within walking distance to both the University and the town centre. Bedford Over at our Bedford campus, students can stay in our on-campus purpose-built Hall, Liberty Park. This ultra-modern block offers:

• Self-catering flats and fully furnished study bedrooms with en-suite facilities • High-speed internet data points • Single-sex or mixed-sex flats available • Fantastic communal areas and a fully equipped gym The Bedford campus also has a choice of self-catering on-campus University Halls, which offer a standard study bedroom, fully fitted kitchen, and one bathroom between six students. Find out more about accommodation at: www.beds.ac.uk/accommodation Be our guest Another option is to stay with a host family in Luton or Bedford. Here you would live with a family, in their home, as a paying guest. Not only will this provide you with a fantastic introduction to life in the UK, but your host family can help you hone your English language skills, overcome homesickness, and provide an excellent insight into British customs. Rent it out If you prefer to rent accommodation privately, then Luton and Bedford offer a number of suitable houses, flats and bed-sits with costs that are significantly lower than if you were to live in London. Find out more about host families and renting visit: www.beds.ac.uk/international/ accommodation Belong facebook.com/unibeds twitter.com/uniofbeds youtube.com/uobvideos

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International Student Service

The University of Bedfordshire is a truly international university, offering a high-quality British education and fantastic support to more than 4000 international students from more than 100 countries. Welcome to Bedfordshire “Living and studying in a different country is an experience that will transform your life and your career prospects. It’s an opportunity that most of your peers may never have and, at Bedfordshire, we really want you to get the most from your time here. We want you to be globally competent and mobile; to fulfil your academic potential; to see yourself and your culture through the eyes of people from all around the world; to discover your strengths as you overcome new challenges; and to far exceed your own expectations.” Harry Wang, Director of the International Office International Office Our International Office has specialist teams who will work with you from application to enrolment and support you throughout your student career. We have a dedicated team of experts who are always available to help with any visa and immigration related concerns. Come along to the International Office and our team will provide you with accurate and timely advice.

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International Marketing Team We help students who want to study in the UK. Our staff travel to British Council Fairs and student recruitment events all over the world to introduce the University of Bedfordshire to new students. International Admissions Team Officers work exclusively on applications from new international students and make offers on average within 48 hours. They work alongside our Visa Team who are trained on UKBA regulations and best practice to support students with visa applications and immigration issues. Student Experience and Support Team The team will make sure you arrive to a warm welcome. We will send you a Pre-Arrival guide in advance that tells you everything you need to know to be prepared. Once you arrive the Support Team organise a five day orientation and induction programme and support you through the registration process.


International Buddy Scheme Every new international student is given their own Buddy – a current international student who you can help settle into student life quickly and easily. They are there to provide you with anything from directions to find your lectures, to helping you with accommodation or how to buy a mobile phone. The International Events Team Our international events team make sure you have every possible opportunity to explore the UK and make lots of new friends. We run trips and host events every month throughout term time, and coordinate longer visits to Europe during holiday time. Student Integration Team The Business Leadership Programme and Student Internship Scheme are run by this team. They also host CV writing workshops, offer careers advice and match students with relevant

placements in industry. We are committed to Student Mobility. The team manages a growing programme of University sponsored study trips, internships and placements overseas. Getting to know SiD Our Student Information Desk, or as we like to call it, SiD, can be accessed at each of our campuses, and is staffed by experts. SiD delivers a range of services, from printing council tax letters and booking appointments with a counsellor, to providing a wide range of information all in one place. SiD is also available 24/7 online, making accessing our services as easy as possible, so that you can focus on your studies. Find out more: www.beds.ac.uk/sid

“The University was great helping me with the extension of my visa, and it went through without a problem. Something which can be a lot of hassle was not a problem at all!” Stuart Baillie, MSc Sports Performance, South Africa

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International Student Experience You should be prepared for a busy workload and a strong emphasis on independent reading, research and experimental work. We understand that the change can be daunting, and have developed a range of extra-curricular programmes to help you really get the most out of your studies in the UK. Find out more at: www.beds.ac.uk/internationalsupport Study support Our Professional and Academic Development (PAD) team can help you if you are experiencing difficulty with your studies or if you simply want to develop your skills further. From referencing to IT skills, to time management and preparing for exams, Pad is on hand to support you every step of the way. Cultural Education We throw Welcome Parties for newly arrived international students so you can make new friends straight away. We organise visits to historic sites in places like Bath, London and Oxford every month. We will also give you the chance to escape to the seaside or to have fun on the thrilling rides at a theme park so you will never be short of something to do when you are not studying.

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Take a look at the programme: www.beds.ac.uk/internationalevents The University of Bedfordshire Students’ Union (BedsSU) Beds SU has more than 50 faith societies, sports teams, cultural clubs and academic groups. Get involved to make new friends and get the most from your university life. Find out more: www.bedssu.co.uk Religion and faith Bedfordshire is a multi-faith community. We have two University centres for spirituality and faith – Treehouse at our Luton Campus and SeedBeds at Bedford. We welcome people of all faiths and can advise you on finding a church, mosque, synagogue, temple or other place of worship. We offer a range of spiritual and social activities and host a variety of groups. Further details are available on our website: www.beds.ac.uk/chaplaincy


“With this scholarship I was able to cover a major portion of my accommodation fees. I was informed about it during my admission interview, and information was also available on the University’s website. Obtaining this scholarship can considerably reduce the financial pulls and pressures that most international students experience.” Ashwin Thankappan, MBA student Received the MBA full fee payment scholarship

Fees and finance When thinking about studying in the UK you should remember that there are two main costs that you will need to consider: • Course tuition fees • Living costs We know that the combined fees and living expenses represent a large investment, and here at the University of Bedfordshire we take that very seriously. That’s why we offer a wide range of scholarships and fee discounts to provide you with as much financial assistance as possible. From September 2013 the University of Bedfordshire will be charging the following: • £9,600 per year for an undergraduate course • £9,900 per year for a postgraduate course • £11,250 per year for an MBA course To work out the approximate cost of your studies, multiply the tuition fee by the number of years of your course. To read more about fees please visit our website: www.beds.ac.uk/internationalfees International full fee payment scholarship All international postgraduate students who

are joining a full-time course, and who pay their fees in full before or at registration, could receive a tuition fee discount of up to £1,500. MBA full fee payment scholarship From September 2013 international students who pay their full MBA tuition fee before or at registration will receive an early tuition fee payment discount of £1,250. Merit Scholarships Postgraduate Engineering students at our new Milton Keynes Campus (UCMK) may also be eligible for a further merit scholarship. £2,500 for First Division in first degree (or equivalent) £1,500 for Upper Second Division in first (or equivalent) Research Grants and Studentships The University offers a series of research studentships, which are advertised in the Job Vacancies section of our website. There are also a number of external organisations that offer grants and studentships for research students. Find out more about funding options at: www.beds.ac.uk/internationalscholarship

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Language and entry requirements Applying to Bedfordshire as an international student is a straightforward process.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a large range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses for International students so please visit our website, before making your decision. There are different ways to make an application, all the guidelines are on our website. Please read through the application requirements carefully as it is important to provide all supporting documentation along with a completed application form. Entry requirements vary for different courses. You should check the specific details for your course on our website. The standard English Language requirements can also vary. The usual requirement is to have an IELTS of 6.0

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with a minimum of 5.5 in each band or an accepted formal English language qualification or equivalent. Please see www.beds.ac.uk/english-language for further information and to see whether you already qualify. Please be aware that some of our courses such as PGCE teaching degrees and specific medical courses are unfortunately not available for international students. It is also important to remember that you must study full-time if you are on a Tier 4 Student Visa, and therefore you cannot choose a Foundation degree (FdA or FdSc) or part-time course.


How to apply At the University of Bedfordshire we want your application process to be as smooth and successful as possible – and this guide should help. Look at each stage below to read more about what you need to do.

Step 1 Choose your course Step 2 Apply to the University • Create an online account and apply online.

Step 6 Pay your deposit and meet any other conditions of your offer Step 7 Your CAS letter will be sent by email

Or • Download an application form, and return it by email, fax, post or by hand Or • Complete the PDF application form online and return it by email Visit: www.beds.ac.uk/international

Step 3 Your application is processed – normally within 48 hours Step 4 Decision is made Step 5 If your application is successful your conditional offer letter is sent to you by email

Step 8 You apply for your visa Step 9 Visa issued Once your visa is issued you must book your accommodation and flights. You must then inform us of your arrival details. We will send you, by email, your pre-arrivals information

Step 10 You arrive at the University in time for your orientation, induction and registration

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Bedfordshire beckons Students and graduates share their experiences of life at Bedfordshire

“I’m now working in Central London as a Multimedia Specialist in a media company PRNewswire. My job involves interacting with top companies in the world and helping them design a multimedia news webpage and distribute to millions of websites in the world.” Amit Chhabria, MSc Computer Science graduate (2009), India

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“I feel the University is preparing me for the world of work and I’d say that the support I receive from my lecturers is fantastic. I also really enjoy working and socialising with other students from around the world.” Nathaniel Owusu Frimpong, MSc Marketing and Business Management student, Ghana


“During my time at Bedfordshire, we did a lot of work on real life case studies and reports, and each task gave me a new ‘brain’ and perspective on the industry. My favourite parts of my course were the group presentations because I was communicating with lots of different people, and I enjoyed learning different things from others.” Zhe Zhao, MA International Human Resource Management Graduate, China “I chose the University of Bedfordshire because I received good feedback from friends who were already studying at the University. The location of the University is also a key feature as it is in the heart of the town centre. I would recommend the University of Bedfordshire as it gives you the opportunity to perfect all of your key skills and widens your breadth of knowledge.” Raimona Peters, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, student UK

“The facilities at the University are excellent. We use the most up to date software and hardware. And, the support from the lecturers is brilliant they are always approachable. But it’s a great place to learn not only for the facilities and lecturers, but because you also get to make friends from all over the world.” Ronald Edema, BSc (Hons) Computer Security & Forensics student

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Courses at a glance Here is what to expect from the wide selection of undergraduate and postgraduate courses available at the University of Bedfordshire Accounting & Finance Our accounting and finance courses have an international focus and offer excellent opportunities to gain relevant work experience. Art & Design Draw on the expertise of our staff who are practising artists and designers, and work in our dedicated art and design studios, and multimedia suites. Biological & Biomedical Sciences Studying a science course enables you to work with “world-leading� researchers within our fantastic facilities, which includes state-of-theart laboratories. Business, Management & HRM We work in close collaboration with employers to ensure our courses are in line with their needs and we encourage our students to take a work placement year to build practical skills. Computer Science & Technology With our state-of-the-art computing facilities, expert teaching staff, and regular lectures with guest speakers from industry you can be sure we are providing you with the tools to succeed. Education & Teaching We offer a range of teaching courses to suit your needs and maintain close links with more than 500 schools, so you can benefit from a highly practical and relevant learning experience.

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Law Practice in our professional Moot Court, alongside our highly experienced teaching staff, to increase your use of original thinking on legal matters and prepare you for a successful career in Law. Marketing Tourism and Leisure From revolutionary learning methods in cutting-edge facilities to strong links with industry, you’ll be well placed to pursue a career in the competitive global marketplace. Media, Creative & Performing Arts We aim to produce world-class practitioners for the creative industries. To support our courses we offer a wide range of facilities, including an industry-standard TV studio, as well as a 280-seat professional theatre and dance studios. Nursing, Midwifery & Health Our contemporary health courses are developed with practice placements providers and are delivered in modern, new facilities. Our courses are underpinned by research and grounded in a robust evidence base. PE, Sport & Exercise Science With an exceptional reputation for our sportrelated courses, world-leading academics and first-rate facilities, you will benefit from the very latest developments in this area.


Psychology Our undergraduate courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and are delivered in industry-standard specialist facilities.

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Social Sciences We are accredited by the National Youth Agency and the General Social Care Council to deliver courses which equip you with sought-after employment skills, and meet governmental agenda. Location

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L

Sept

uob.cc/afm

Finance & Business Management MSc

L

Sept/Nov/Feb/April

uob.cc/fbm

International Finance & Banking MSc

L

Sept

uob.cc/inf

Investment & Finance MSc

L

Sept

uob.cc/iaf

Location

Start date

Course webpage

Advertising & Marketing Communications BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/n560

Event Management BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/n820

Hospitality & Tourism Management BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/n990

Marketing BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/n500

Public Relations BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/p210

International Tourism & Hospitality Management MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uuob.cc/ithm

International Tourism Management MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/intour

Marketing & Business Management MSc

L

Sept/Nov/Feb/April

uob.cc/mbm

Marketing Communications MSc

L

Sept

uob.cc/mcm

Public Relations MA

L

Sept

uob.cc/prel

Sport Tourism Management MSc

L

Sept

uob.cc/stm

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Marketing Tourism & Leisure Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Tourism & Environmental Management MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/tmg

Tourism & Events Management MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/tev

Location Key University of Bedfordshire campuses Luton campus Bedford Campus Milton Keynes

L B MK

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Art & Design

Location

Start date

Course webpage

Advertising Design BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/w213

Animation BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/w615

Art & Design BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/w201

Fashion Design BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/w231

Fine Art BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/w101

Graphic Design BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/w211

Illustration BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/w220

Undergraduate

Interior Architecture BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/k120

Interior Design BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/w235

Photography & Video Art BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/w600

Art & Design MA

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/adm

Art, Design & Internet Technologies MA

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/adi

Creative Digital Film Production MA

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/cdfp

Digital Film Technologies and Production MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/dftp

Fashion Design Styling and Promotion MA

L

Sept

*

Location

Start date

Course webpage

Biological Science BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/bc99

Biomedical Science (accredited) BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/bsa

Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/ f410

Biomedical Engineering MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/uobccbiomed

Biotechnology MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/bio

Pharmacology MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/pha

Environmental Management MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/enm

Postgraduate

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate

Postgraduate

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Business, Management & HRM

Location

Start date

Course webpage

Business Administration BA (Hons) Level 3 only

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/badm

Business Management BA (Hons)

B

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/n200

Business Studies BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/n100

Business Studies (e-Business) BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/n190

Business Studies (Finance) BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/n300

Business Studies (International) BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/n120

Business Studies (Marketing) BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/n501

Business Decision Management BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/gn41

Human Resource Management BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/n600

Master of Business Administration MBA

L

Sept/Nov/Feb/May

uob.cc/mba

Business & Management MSc

L

Sept/Nov/Feb/May

uob.cc/bmm

Educational Leadership MBA

L

Sept

uob.cc/edu

Engineering Business Management MSc

L

Sept

uob.cc/enb

Hospital and Health Services Management MBA

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/hhs

Information Systems & Business Management MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/isb

Information Technology Management MBA

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/itm

International Business & Management MSc

L

Sept/Nov/Feb/May

uob.cc/ibm

International Human Resource Management MA

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/ihrm

Logistics & Supply Chain Management MSc

L

Sept

uob.cc/lsm

Project Management MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/prm

Master of Business Administration (Brand Management)

L

Sept/Feb/May

uob.cc/mbabr

Master of Business Administration (Engineering Management)

L

Sept/Feb/May

uob.cc/mbaeng

Master of Business Administration (Finance)

L

Sept/Feb/May

uob.cc/mbaf

Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Management)

L

Sept/Feb/May

uob.cc/mbahr

Master of Business Administration (Marketing)

L

Sept/Feb/May

uob.cc/mbamar

Business Web Analytics and Management MSc

L

Sept

uob.cc/bweb

Pre-Masters Course in Business

L

Sept/Feb

*

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

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Computer Science & Technology

Location

Start date

Course webpage

Artificial Intelligence & Robotics BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/gh76

Building Technology BSc (Hons)

L

Sept (Top Up)

uob.cc/k210

Business Information Systems BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/gn51

Computer Animation Technology BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/g455

Computer Games Development BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/g453

Computer Networking BSc (Hons)

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/g420

Computer Science BSc (Hons)

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/ g400

Computer Science & Robotics BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/gh46

Computer Science & Software Engineering BSc (Hons)

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/gg46

Computer Security & Forensics BSc (Hons)

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/gf44

MK

Sept

uob.cc/h650

Computing & Mathematics BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/cm

Construction Management BSc (Hons)

L

Sept (Top Up)

uob.cc/k221

MK

Sept

uob.cc/h610

Information Systems BSc (Hons)

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/g500

Software Engineering BSc (Hons)

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/g600

MK

Sept

uob.cc/h641

Applied Computing & Information Technology MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/ait

Business Information Systems MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/bi

Computer Animation & Games Technology MSc

L

Sept

uob.cc/cag

Computer Networking MSc

L

Sept/Nov/Feb/May

uob.cc/cnetw

Computer Science MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/comsc

Computer Security & Forensics MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/comsfor

MK

Sept

uob.cc/eengmk

Embedded Systems Engineering MSc

L

Sept

uob.cc/embse

Information Management & Security MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/ims

MK

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/msctm

Undergraduate

Computer Systems Engineering BEng (Hons)

Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

Telecommunications & Network Engineering BEng (Hons) Postgraduate

Electronic Engineering MSc

Telecommunications Management MSc

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Education & Teaching

Location

Start date

Course webpage

Childhood & Youth Studies BA (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/x310

Disability Studies BA (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/l340

Early Years Education BA (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/x311

Education Studies BA (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/x301

Education Studies & English BA (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/qx33

B

Sept

uob.cc/est

Location

Start date

Course webpage

English Language and Linguistics BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/q140

English Language for Business BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/nq13

English Language Studies BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/ela

English Language Studies with TEFL BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/eltefl

International Undergraduate Foundation Course (IUFC)

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc.ipfc

Pre-sessional English Language courses

L

Most months. Length of course depends upon level of English.

uob.cc/pseng

Applied Linguistics (TEFL) MA

L

Sept

uob.cc/ali

Intercultural Communication MA

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/incom

International Postgraduate Foundation Course (IPFC)

L

Sept/Jan

Location

Start date

Course webpage

L, B

Sept

uob.cc/m100

Corporate Law LLM

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/corplaw

International Commercial Law LLM

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/icomlaw

Undergraduate

Postgraduate Education Studies (International) MA

English Language & Linguistics Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Law Undergraduate Law LLB Postgraduate

33 I


Media, Creative & Performing Arts

Location

Start date

Course webpage

Broadcast Journalism BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/p503

Creative Writing BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/w800

Creative Writing & Journalism BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/wp85

Dance & Professional Practice BA (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/w590

English Studies BA (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/q310

English and Theatre Studies BA (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/wq43

Journalism BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/p500

Journalism & Public Relations BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/pp25

Magazine Journalism BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/p501

Media Performance BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/w430

Media Practices (Mass Communications) BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/p300

Media Practices & Public Relations BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/p3p2

Media Production BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/p310

Media Production (Moving Image) BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/ pw36

Media Production (New Media) BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/pw3g

Media Production (Radio) BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/p312

Media Production (Script Writing) BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/pw38

Multimedia Journalism BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/p504

Music Technology BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/w390

Music Technology BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/mtech

Performing Arts BA (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/w403

Sport Journalism BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/p590

Television Production BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/w610

Theatre & Professional Practice BA (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/w491

Dance Performance & Choreography MA

B

Sept

uob.cc/dpl

Dance Science MSc

B

Sept

uob.cc/das

Documentary MA

L

Sept

uob.cc/doc

International Cinema MA

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/inc

International Journalism MA

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/intjou

Mass Communications MA

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/mamc

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

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Media, Creative & Performing Arts

Location

Start date

Course webpage

Media, Culture & Technology MA

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/mct

New Media & Internet Technologies MA

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/nmt

Location

Start date

Course webpage

Nursing Studies 1 year top-up (Level 3) BSc

B

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/nurs uob.cc/nsod

Professional Nursing Studies for Overseas Qualified Nurses (Level 2 Entry) BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/nurint

Advanced Nursing Studies MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/ans

Public Health MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/puh

Location

Start date

Course webpage

Football Studies BA (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/nxf1

Sport & Community Leadership BA (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/cx69

Sport & Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/c600

Sport Management BA (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/cnp2

Sport & Physical Education BA (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/sportp

Sport Science & Coaching BSc (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/601

Sport Science & Personal Training BSc (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/c613

Sport Studies BA (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/c612

Sport Therapy BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/cb63

Nursing, Midwifery & Health Undergraduate

Postgraduate

PE, Sport & Exercise Science Undergraduate

Postgraduate Clinical Exercise Physiology MSc

B

Sept

uob.cc/clinic

Community Sport Management MA

B

Sept

uob.cc/cspd

Physical Activity, Nutrition & Health Promotion MSc

B

Sept

uob.cc/panhp

Sport Development Management MA

B

Sept

uob.cc/spordev

Molecular and Cellular Exercise Physiology MSc

B

Sept

uob.cc/mol

Physiotherapy for Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation MSc

L

Sept

uob.cc/pser

Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation MSc

L

Sept

uob.cc/ser

Sport Performance MSc

B

Sept

uob.cc/sptp

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Psychology

Location

Start date

Course webpage

Health Psychology (accredited) BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/c841

Psychology (accredited) BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/c800

Psychology & Criminology (accredited) BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/cm89

Psychology & Criminal Behaviour BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/cl83

Psychology, Counselling & Therapies BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/cb89

Coaching Psychology MSc

L

Sept

uob.cc/coachpsy

Forensic Psychology MSc

L

Sept

uob.cc/fpm

Health Psychology MSc

L

Sept

uob.cc/hpsy

Psychological Approaches to Health & Management MSc

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/pah

Location

Start date

Course webpage

Applied Social Studies BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/l310

Child & Adolescent Studies BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/l550

Criminology BA (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/m931

Criminology & Sociology BA (Hons)

B

Sept

uob.cc/ml23

Health & Social Care BSc (Hons)

L

Sept

uob.cc/l590

International Relations MA

L

Sept/Feb

uob.cc/intre

International Development

B

Sept

uob.cc/intdev

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Social Sciences Undergraduate

Postgraduate

For the most up-to-date course information please check our website: www.beds.ac.uk/courses

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Bachelors courses - Four year degrees Bachelors courses normally last three years. The following courses are run over four year and may be suitable for students who do not meet the initial entry criteria for a Bachelors Degree.

Bachelors

Location

Start date

Course webpage

Accounting BA (Four year degree)

L

Sept

*

Biological Science BSc (Four year degree)

L

Sept

*

Business Studies BA (Four year degree)

L

Sept

uob.cc/busf

Computing BSc (Four year degree)

L

Sept

uob.cc/comf

Law LLB (Four year degree)

L

Sept

*

Media Production BA (Four year degree)

L

Sept

uob.cc/medpf

* Please check our online Course Finder at: www.beds.ac.uk/search/course-finder for updates.

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Building a better experience Our new Postgraduate and CPD Centre is the latest element of our investment in new facilities and has been specifically designed with the needs of postgraduate students in mind.

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The three storey building has its own friendly fully staffed reception and features professional quality facilities for teaching and learning including two Harvard style lecture theatres. We have also created dedicated space for postgraduate research students, alongside study and conference rooms with modern presentation and projection facilities.

The top floor boardroom is designed to emulate the modern business environment and is equipped with plasma screens. Students can use our free wi-fi network to browse the internet in the Postgraduate Lounge which also has giant plasma screens. The ground floor cafĂŠ and games room with pool and table football provides comfortable seating and space to relax between classes.

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Luton campus University Square Luton Bedfordshire United Kingdom LU1 3JU Bedford campus Polhill Avenue Bedford Bedfordshire United Kingdom MK41 9EA International Office T: +44 (0)1582 489326 E: international@beds.ac.uk www.beds.ac.uk/international Disclaimer: Due steps have been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. While the University will make all reasonable efforts to deliver the courses described, it can give no warranty that such courses will be provided and accepts no liability for loss or damage (except for liability for death or personal injury arising from negligence of the University) arising from reliance on this publication. Cover: Aizhan Omar, graduate in MSc Marketing and Business Management Design: Z3/Studio www.designbyz3.com Photography: Roy Mehta www.roymehta.com Scene Photography www.scenephotography.co.uk

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