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Undergraduate Prospectus

2013

University of Bedfordshire

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At the University of Bedfordshire we have an ethos that places you, our students, first. That’s not recruitment jargon, it’s a fact borne out by our successful graduates, who will testify to the career focused nature of the entire student experience. To provide this environment, we work tirelessly to ensure your course and your experience provide the perfect platform for you to go forward into employment and achieve your ambitions. Because behind every great success are great people. Be inspired at success.beds.ac.uk

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great Generous financial support We value your education as much as you do, and have put £3m into scholarships and bursaries to prove it. That’s up to £9,000 per year of free cash available for every student to help towards their studies. www.beds.ac.uk/facebook

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90% employment and/or further study

Our excellent employment record is a result of careerdriven courses, great links with industry and professional bodies. Work starts with us.

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High-quality teaching

World-class research and industry experience means that our lecturers ‘know their stuff’. They’ve picked up a few National Teaching Fellowship Awards to prove they can pass that experience on to you.

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things. £180m of industrystandard facilities

‘Real world’ learning

Great location, great social life

Our facilities are designed around giving you the skills you need to succeed. Our £34m Campus Centre in Luton brings all student services and social and learning spaces together.

Our progressive ethos means we have links with more than 4,000 organisations and our departments go to great lengths to ensure all your tasks and development will be relevant in the work place.

So close to London and a phenomenal range of out-of-hours activities on our vibrant multicultural campuses means there’s loads of diverse activities for you to get involved in to maximise your student experience.

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“Our vision is of a world where all are able to benefit from transformational educational experiences.”

Learn new skills, achieve your goals. A message from our Vice Chancellor The University of Bedfordshire is an exceptional place to study for an undergraduate degree. You may think “he would say that” but I make the point simply because students past and present genuinely believe it to be the case. This prospectus covers the benefits and scope of study at Bedfordshire in depth, so I shall limit my welcome address to a few key points. Firstly, the decision you are about to make is a life-changing one. From the day you arrive at our University we will help you develop and build on your confidence, independence and life experience. Academically you will be enthused by new learning, critical thinking and ideas sharing.

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Living and working with a community of like-minded people is a great way to develop your skills, your personality and your outlook. Secondly, you will have all the resources you need to make your undergraduate years a success. We are investing £180m in our facilities and buildings to create a student centred campus that blends social and learning spaces. Thirdly, everything you do from this point on will have an impact on your future employment prospects. At the end of your study you should expect to join the 90 per cent of Bedfordshire graduates who have entered the workplace or taken the decision to undertake postgraduate study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2010).

The University of Bedfordshire has worked hard to make our campuses special places. Regardless of the campus you join, you will find yourself part of a highly supportive, multicultural learning community. And, regardless of the undergraduate course you choose, you will benefit from the experience and enthusiasm of the teaching staff and the camaraderie of fellow students. Everyone here looks forward to welcoming you to the University of Bedfordshire and witnessing your social and academic development.

Professor Les Ebdon CBE DL Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive


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Why choose the University of Bedfordshire? It’s all about you... Your career progression made easier High-quality teaching World-leading research Building first-class facilities for all our futures With you all the way Whichever campus you are at, you’ll be at the centre The best years of your life… What our students and graduates say Open days, University visits and advice sessions

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What courses are on offer?

Course entries by subject area start with Art & Design on page:

All you need to get started begins on page:

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From 2 April 2012, the Undergraduate Prospectus 2013 will be available online for you to create a unique, personalised PDF of the courses and the parts of the University you are interested in only, sent on email to you within minutes. Go to www.beds.ac.uk

Art & Design Biological & Biomedical Science Business School – Accounting & Finance – Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations – Business, Management & HRM Computer Science & Technology Education & Teaching English Language & Communication Law Media Creative & Performing Arts Nursing, Midwifery & Health Psychology Social Sciences PE, Sport & Exercise Science Tourism, Leisure & Events

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What else you need to know to join us? Getting started... Your degree Foundation degrees Part-time study Return to learning International Entry requirements Sorting out your finances Accommodation Learning resources Student life – Make the most of your Students’ Union Student life – Get involved How to apply Graduation Directions A-Z course index

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It’s all about ‘you’... At the University of Bedfordshire our entire mission is focused on the academic, career and life skills development of our students. On the money We offer one of the most generous packages of scholarships and bursaries in the UK. 88 per cent of our students received financial support from the University in 2010-11. That’s a bigger percentage than any other university according to the latest report from the Office For Fair Access which scored us highest across the sector. In 2012 we have £3m worth of scholarships and bursaries. This means you could receive up to £9,000 to help towards your studies – money which you don’t pay back. For full details flick to page 188.

Personal support… Every student is given a personal tutor to provide advice and guidance on your

academic performance, health and wellbeing. They are here to help with their personal transition to university and can advise you about all the sources of support available.

A university of possibilities… The University of Bedfordshire provides students with their own Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). It offers a richer picture of your student achievement, going beyond the facts and figures of courses and grades. It will present university-verified information about placements and course-related awards which are not always part of grade calculations. It will include details of non-curricular activities which enhance your lifelong learning and employability.

The Bedfordshire Edge… This award is a new initiative aimed at recognising and accrediting students for their learning gained through participation in a range of activities – such as volunteering, part-time work, having active roles in clubs or societies, being a course representative – and many more. “The Edge Award is a great way to help channel “extra-curricular” experiences in a positive way. It helps to focus these new talents into transferable skills for the workplace. Bourns strongly support The Bedfordshire Edge Award and can see great value to students who take advantage of applying for this initiative”. Sherida Carter, Human Resources Manager, UK & Ireland – Bourns Limited

Find out what Bedfordshire can offer you at one of our Open Days – find the details on pages 22-23 and book your place at www.beds.ac.uk/opendays 6

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The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme fosters cross-year support between students on the same course. It encourages students to support each other and learn co-operatively under the guidance of students from the year above. PAL has five main aims and is intended to help students: n Adjust quickly to university life n Acquire a clear view of course direction and expectations n Improve study skills and adjust to meet the requirements of higher education

understanding of the subject of their course through collaborative group discussion n Prepare better for assessed work and examinations PAL sessions are informal and friendly with an emphasis on the group working co-operatively to discuss and explore ideas. Content for PAL sessions is based on existing course materials – handouts, notes, textbooks and set reading.

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The lecturers are fantastic, absolutely brilliant, anything you need, meetings, tutorials, equipment, anything like that, they’ve got it! Plus, they don’t just lecture you, they’re in there getting involved with the practical work that you’re doing, and it’s really good!

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Lucy Dey – Performing Arts student

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Our lecturers are international experts…we’re always in touch with them and if we have any questions the response time is brilliant!

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Nick Hamilton and Kendra Meyer – Psychology & Criminal Behaviour students

Throughout our prospectus look out for these ‘&you’ features which contain quotes from our students and graduates so you can hear all about their experiences first-hand.

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Your career progression made easier Your degree is your passport to employment – and we make that transition easier. At the end of your time at Bedfordshire, you’ll want to put your degree to good use. That’s why we place such importance on enhancing your employability and equipping you with the academic and interpersonal skills you need to succeed in the world of work. From day one, and after you graduate, you can access a range of employability services to get your career moving and stay in tune with employer requirements.

We work closely with more than 4,000 UK organisations, including some of the major graduate recruiters at home and abroad, such as the BBC, TUI and Channel 4. Our degrees have a high level of involvement from prospective employers and professional bodies – here are just a few examples:

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Careers and Employment Service (CES)

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‘JobSavviGrad’ – our online opportunity

Employment-related events,

Different awards which show off your

skills and ‘stand-out values’ when competing for jobs – the ‘Bedfordshire Edge’ is our new Employability Award, launched in 2011

Employability Fellows who ensure that career-focused activities and study units are integrated into your teaching and learning in each subject area

Academic performance is one measure employers will use to weigh up your suitability for employment. Our strong vocational focus will help you develop the confidence, the ambition and the interpersonal and practical problem-solving skills to succeed – not only when you leave university, but for the rest of your life.

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Your personal development

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internships, part-time jobs and volunteering opportunities

You will have access to CES and its services focused on helping you enter and succeed in the workplace: n

*Education (98%) Health (96%) Sport (95%)

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Our graduates enjoy excellent employment rates, with 90%* either in work and/or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2010).

Chamber Futures – a new membership scheme giving students and graduates access to training and networking opportunities

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search engine and application management system – which you can use throughout your time at University and after you graduate

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Great partnerships make for great career success… Accreditation from professional bodies – which is the main route of entry into some professions – including:

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Our staff have received a number of National Teaching Fellowship Awards for outstanding contributions to teaching and learning.

High-quality teaching Be taught by world-leaders

Be part of our success

The high-quality of teaching is one of the biggest reasons students want to come here. Many of our high-calibre teaching staff have extensive industry experience and have received National Teaching Fellowship Awards for their outstanding contributions to teaching and learning.

The quality of our teaching is independently assessed and audited. We have achieved some pretty impressive results over the past few years:

Benefit from our investment £180m has been invested in new campus centres, teaching and learning facilities and state-of-the-art equipment at Luton and Bedford. This investment is a tangible demonstration of our commitment to providing the highest possible educational standards for every one of our students.

Bedfordshire Resources for Education Online (BREO) To complement face-to-face teaching, the University has made a multi-million pound investment to create structured learning activities to support your studies, available online through your computer or mobile phone.

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The Government chose us as a Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) in 2005, awarding us £3.3m over five years. This has allowed us to create a skills-rich curriculum focused on learner development and employability in an environment of social and creative learning spaces


The University of Bedfordshire is much more than a place to study for an undergraduate degree. Our world-leading research enables you to take your learning to an even higher level. Learn from the experts We have nine Research Institutes and many of our lecturers are world leaders in their fields. As a student, you will be exposed to the work that influences business and government policy and practice, so you can learn from the best or get involved in relevant research.

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Research Institute for Media, Art and Design

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Institute of Applied Social Research

“We work with public and private sector employers

to develop commercially relevant courses which are underpinned by internationally recognised applied research. We deliver high-profile research projects which influence policy and practice. Our students benefit from the latest industry thinking and have a unique opportunity to engage with our cutting-edge research under the guidance of expert staff.”

Professor Carsten Maple, Pro-Vice Chancellor Research & Enterprise

High-quality teaching // World-leading research

World-leading research

International recognition Our research is internationally recognised and focused on improving research quality, communicating research achievements and transferring knowledge. This ultimately helps ensure that you are highly employable after graduation. We were commended in the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 for “worldleading” research in earth systems and environmental science; social work, social policy and administration; sport, tourism and leisure; english language and literature; and communications, cultural and media studies. The RAE also rated our research as “internationally excellent” in the areas of computer science and informatics, and business and management studies.

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Our Sports Science Centre is a training base for the 2012 Olympic athletes

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We are investing £180m in new facilities, creating one of the most modern and well-equipped universities in the UK. Luton campus developments The new facilities have to be seen to be believed. Our flagship £34m Campus Centre is a funky and functional development designed to bring all our student services, social and learning spaces, and a 240-seat lecture theatre under one roof. The striking building is already creating a strong sense of community for students. Our new en-suite accommodation opened its doors in September 2011, featuring 578 fully furnished flats. Construction is underway on our £20m Postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development Centre scheduled to open early 2013. Regardless of the degree you choose the facilities will be first class, including: n

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B  usiness facilities including pioneering Business Pods (£1.2m) and a Law Moot Court (£180,000)

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Psychology, sport and exercise

science, biomedical science and forensics laboratories (£700,000)

We also boast multi-camera HDTV and radio studios, sports science labs, and art and design studios.

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A Physical Education and Sports Science Centre (£8m)

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A Campus Centre (£6m)

The Campus Centre is home to a 280-seat theatre, which is the largest in the county, dance studios, a fair trade café and social space. Students develop their skills in specialist facilities that have been designed to reflect the real workplace.

BBC East have twice used our studio facilities to record and transmit The Politics Show using our TV students as part of their crew

En-suite accommodation at Liberty Park (£20m)

Our muscle cellular and molecular

physiology lab is the first of its kind in the UK

Bedford campus developments Bedford-based students also benefitted from £34m worth of investment, including:

Our £8m Physical Education and

Building first-class facilities for all our futures

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The Business Pods are the only one of their kind in the country and have been commended by the Government

Other developments Our healthcare students are based in £2m dedicated facilities at the Buckinghamshire campus (Aylesbury) and at our award-winning site in Bedfordshire (Butterfield Park, Luton) – fully equipped with contemporary clinical skills labs and on-site Learning Resources Centres.

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SiD provides a gateway to support for students. You can also access SiD online 24/7

With you all the way University is a life-changing experience, but we are with you all the way. At Bedfordshire we provide a welcoming and friendly environment complemented by outstanding support services for our students, which are accessible via our award-winning Student Information Desks (SiD). Supportive SiD The Student Information Desk (SiD) is the gateway to student services into one, convenient location. SiD desks are located across all our campuses where you can speak to someone face-to-face.

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Each friendly SiD adviser will listen to your problem and endeavour to resolve it for you there and then, or assign it to someone who can. SiD delivers a range of services, from printing council tax letters to booking appointments, and

information, all in one place. SiD Online is a 24/7 support tool which enables you to view and update enquiries, log new enquiries and search a database of over 400 Frequently Asked Questions, via the internet.


With you all the way

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SiD Online is available 24/7 to make accessing our services as easy as possible.

Student services available to you… Supporting you through life’s difficulties Studying in higher education is not only intellectually demanding. If your personal circumstances change during the course of your studies you can rest assured that our Engagement Team will be there to offer you independent advice and guidance. You will also be assigned a personal tutor who will go the extra mile to help make your time at University a success.

Study support Our Professional and Academic Development (PAD) team can help you if you are experiencing difficulties with your studies, or if you simply want to develop particular skills. From referencing and IT skills, to time management and preparing for exams, PAD is on hand to support you every step of the way.

Student Money Advice The Student Money Advice team offers one-to-one advice on money matters and available funding. A ‘drop-in’ service is available at the Luton and Bedford campuses, where you can speak to a dedicated student money adviser face-to-face.

Help to pursue your career Our Careers and Employment Service offers a range of advice services to assist you in making career decisions including CV writing, completing application forms and help with interview techniques. To read more, see pages 8-9.

Prioritising health and wellbeing To study at your best, your health must be at its best. Our Student Health Centres in Luton and Bedford offer appointments to see a doctor or a practice nurse.

Our Health and Wellbeing team is also on hand to discuss additional support issues and can provide services such as sign language interpreters, note-takers, dyslexia screening and support with mobility on campus. We also provide free professional counselling at Luton and Bedford that is confidential and open to all students.

Practising your faith Our Spirituality and Faith teams – based in the Tree House at Luton and in SeedBeds at Bedford – welcome people of all faiths and beliefs. The chaplains and assistants can advise you on finding a faith community, a church, mosque, synagogue, temple or other places of worship.

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See what else Amanda has to say: uob.cc/sid

The Student Information Desk (SiD) gives you access to information and support during your studies. The SiD team are here to help and they can deliver a range of services and information. There is a SiD on each campus and you can access SiD online 24/7 via BREO, E-Vision and via our website: www.beds.ac.uk/sid, and also by email: sid@beds.ac.uk

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Whichever campus you are at, you’ll be at the Centre We are a modern and vibrant university with students from more than 100 countries, making it a truly exciting and diverse academic and social scene. 5 reasons to choose Beds

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A place to learn

Our facilities are second to none. You’ll learn in modern lecture theatres and use industry-standard equipment and facilities.

Brilliant buzz

Your time at Bedfordshire will be one of the most memorable periods of your life. There’s always something happening on our campuses.

New things to experience

Student life is as much about what you do outside university as what you do in it. Whatever your thing – sport, socialising, shopping or studying – you’ll find it here.

Luton

Getting there:

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At the end of it all, you’ll have made friends for life, collected amazing memories, and earned an academic qualification that will kick-start your career. Your life really does start here.

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– held each May, this is the UK’s biggest one-day carnival

The three best things about Beds?

A home away from home

We’ve invested millions in student accommodation at our Luton and Bedford campuses. Life on campus is better than it’s ever been. You’ll benefit from fully furnished state-of-the-art rooms with en-suite showers and high-speed internet.

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James Armit – Director of Student Experience

Bedford

Bedford

Is an idyllic riverside town. It’s studentfriendly, with a lively mix of traditional town pubs, bars and restaurants, modern nightclubs, shops and heritage in addition to first-class sports facilities. When you’re not hard at work there is loads to do… n

Get sporty – hone your sporting skills at a multitude of top-class sporting facilities and venues

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R  esturants and bars – find your favourite among the huge range of restaurants and cafés or relax with friends at The Rose or The Litten Tree. Alternatively, there are the legendary student nights at Elements

Entertainment and festivals – head to the historic Corn Exchange for everything from live comedy to classical music or sample some fine brews at the Bedford Beer and Cider Festival

Aylesbury Our Aylesbury campus is based in the medieval county town bursting with culture, intercontinental cuisine and cool clubs.

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Whichever campus you are at you’ll be at the Centre

“The University values diversity and takes pride in its student-centred learning experience. We stand for high-quality teaching, outstanding student support and excellent personal, career and professional development.”

The UK’s most exciting city One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world An infinite choice of entertainment, festivals and events Some of the world’s best free museums and galleries Centuries of heritage and tradition …and it’s right on our doorstep

“Considering that London is the hub of fun activities and the centre of major markets, it would be an understatement to say that I was thrilled when I found out its proximity to Luton and how easy it is to access from here!” China Meregini Nursing Studies student

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The best years of your life… If you thought student life only consisted of books, exams and assignments, then you need to read on!

As one of our students, you’ll have the time of your life at Bedfordshire. You’ll gain your independence, make enduring friendships, and prepare yourself for a successful career. From special Freshers’ events to welcome you and a vibrant Students’ Union, to a local thriving social scene that’ll keep you on your feet, we have everything in place to ensure you have an outstanding and fulfilling student life. Hear from students past and present and get the lowdown on Bedfordshire’s stimulating student life.

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Emma Hoy Psychology student

“The social life here is awesome – every week there’s a themed night and ample opportunity for you to get dressed up and look silly! Since I’ve been here I’ve made best friends for life. The best time has got to be when we went to Dublin on a last minute deal – with London Luton Airport just around the corner, it worked out brilliantly!”

The best years of your life…

“The student life here is fantastic! It brings a lot of different personalities together and you find you get on with people you thought you never would – that’s pretty fantastic!”

Joe Cleghorn Public Relations student “The University is amazing! And you really have no idea just how amazing until you get here. Truthfully, I’d recommend the University of Bedfordshire to everyone!” Osman James Haque Business Studies (International) student

“I’ve made more friends than I planned to and that’s got to be a good thing – I’m generally shy! I joined the tennis club during Freshers’ Fayre and it’s been really good. It’s helped me to get fitter, meet new people, and discover even more sport that I like.” Millicent Kinimah Biomedical Science student

“I love it here! It’s so diverse and there are people from all over the world. Whatever you’re into, you’ll definitely find there’s something here for you.” Luke Maitland Biomedical Science student

“My student experience was memorable! You work hard so it’s equally important to take the time out to ‘play hard’. Whether it’s dancing, being part of local events or keeping fit there is something to suit everyone’s taste here. I definitely loved it!” Michelle Ramsumair

“Freshers’ Week was great! It’s the best time to get to know everyone, make new friends and get to know the town – which was an unforgettable experience in itself. I met several fellow students – one year on and we’re great friends!”

Advertising & Marketing graduate

Matt Gear TV Production student

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Asad Bhatti

Business Studies student

“The University has up-to-date, specialist facilities, which make studies enjoyable and give students the opportunity to use equipment that is being used by the people in the industry.”

The best years of your life...

“The lecturers are excellent, always ready to help us improve and very motivating.”

Kamil Chryscionka

Media Production graduate

Students and graduates share their experiences of life at Bedfordshire... “The skills I learnt at university were really useful and the lecturers were amazing.” Melvin Odoom

Media Performance graduate Radio DJ for Kiss100 and MTV Digs

“I chose the University of Bedfordshire because it is friendly, warm and welcoming and you will always find help when you need it.”

“I am more confident and happy with who I am. Coming to the University was the best decision I have ever made.” Caris Houlihan

Interior Design student

Timothy Cakebread Event Management student

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Open days... ...University visits and advice services for schools and colleges Don’t just read about our friendly, supportive atmosphere – experience it for yourself. Essential in choosing where and what to study, open days offer the ideal opportunity to: n

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Diary Dates 2012-13

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Receive specialist advice

on topics such as funding and finance, admissions, disability support, careers, accommodation and the Students’ Union

7 July 2012 (Bedford – all courses) 14 July 2012 (Luton – all courses) 8 September 2012 Education (Bedford – Sports and courses) 13 October 2012 all courses) (Luton and Bedford – 17 November 2012 all courses) (Luton and Bedford – 6 July 2013 (Bedford – all courses) 13 July 2013 (Luton – all courses) ient dates Choose the most conven r place at: you e erv res from the list,

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“You have looked at a mountain of prospectuses and websites, now why not join the 12,000 visitors who enjoy our open days every year and sample student life at Bedfordshire? Find out all about living and studying with us – meet students and graduates; ask staff your questions about courses and support; try out the equipment and facilities. And more importantly, really get stuck into your subjects of interest so you can pick the one that suits you and your career plans best. So dig out your calendars and plan your visits early. And if you’re unable to attend an open day, panic not – there are plenty of other ways you can visit us or get advice, be it campus tours, taster days, or we can even visit your school or college – so you won’t have to miss out!” Lal Joshi Head of Student Recruitment

Get the inside track from previous visitors and student ambassadors: uob.cc/qr180


Open days

Campus tours

UCAS fairs

Unable to make it to an open day? Book yourself in for one of our regular midweek campus tours held throughout the year:

Meet our student advisers face-to-face at higher education fairs, hosted between March and July every year. These are ideal for discussing any questions or concerns you might have about going to university, and are an opportunity find out more about our courses.

www.beds.ac.uk/campustours T: +44 (0)1582 489052

Services for schools and colleges Taster days – these are hands-on, subjectspecific days which enable you to get involved with a real-life project on the University campus – from pitching an idea in our unique boardrooms to creating a short animation with one of our motion capture suits as used in the film Stuart Little. Advice services – we can visit your school or college to give you the inside track on the courses we offer, the UCAS application process, finance, and a host of other issues associated with going to university.

See our fairs calendar at: www.beds.ac.uk or follow: @uobevents on twitter.

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International fairs

Nursing open days

Living abroad and unable to make it to Bedfordshire? Our international advisers visit schools all over the world and are delighted to meet students interested in studying with us.

To find out more about the Nursing open days we host year-round at our dedicated centres, visit: www.beds.ac.uk/healthopenevents

Find out when we will be visiting your country at: www.beds.ac.uk/international

Why not ask your teachers or careers advisers to email us at schoolsliaison@beds.ac.uk

‘‘ Davinia Dillon Media Performance student Student Ambassador

The tutors on my course are still practising in the industry. At the Open Day I felt that this was where I belonged. Now I’m a Student Ambassador and my advice to you is make sure you too come to an Open Day – to truly see if a place feels right for you, you have to visit it. No websites or prospectuses can match that!

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In the Division of Art and Design we pride ourselves on providing inspiring and dynamic courses which push your creative thinking while preparing you for employment through real-world projects, professional practice and work placements. Studying in the department will give you personal access to a young and creative team of successful practitioners and academics who regularly publish, design and exhibit nationally and internationally in art and design and the creative industries.

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All our undergraduate courses have strong relationships with the creative industries and provide an inspiring, empowering and enjoyable route to reaching the ultimate attainment in your career aspirations.

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Along with Media Arts and Production, Journalism and Communications, and Performing Arts, we are part of the Bedfordshire Institute of Media, Arts and Performance. This means that you will benefit from the creative synergies between art and design, the performing arts, creative writing and video production.


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BA (Hons) Fine Art

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BA (Hons) Interior Architecture

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What I enjoy most about this course is the freedom of expression, because it’s the best part of being a designer. The facilities are great. I have everything I need here. The University of Bedfordshire is a creative place and is willing to let you be creative. I would recommend this course because of the professional aspects.

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Why choose Art and Design at Bedfordshire? Taught by artists, designers and guest lecturers who have practical experience of working on a range of industrial and public projects. Staff regularly publish and exhibit their work. Practice-based teaching and learning, providing hands-on experience of industry-standard technologies and software. Dedicated studio spaces within a lively and stimulating studio environment. We are a designated Apple Centre of Education Excellence. Cross-disciplinary approach, with the opportunity to explore a range of creative media for specialist study. Focus on professional practice and your personal development. Excellent garment-making facilities and digital pattern-making with full access to digital photography, computer facilities and high-quality screen-printing.

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Fashion design with a focus on technology.

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The Art and Design curriculum

The curriculum is organised to equip you with a wide range of skills and you will benefit from working alongside students following different pathways. There are three areas of the curriculum, each sharing common interests: Visual Art Practice, leading to BA (Hons) awards in either Fine Art, Photography and Video Art, Fashion Design or Art and Design; Spatial Design, leading to BA (Hons) awards in either Interior Design or Interior Architecture; and Design For Communication, leading to BA (Hons) awards in Graphic Design (covering print, moving image and new media), Illustration, Advertising Design or Animation.

Excellent facilities

Our spacious art and design studios offer a friendly working environment in which resources are continually being upgraded. We offer: n  A water-based

silkscreen studio

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for relief-printing and photo-etching

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facilities for the production of photomechanical and digital processes

Bedfordshire is one of the few universities in the UK to offer undergraduate BA Honours courses in both Interior Architecture and Interior Design.

Students also benefit from our multimillion pound Media Arts Centre which includes multimedia computer suites and studios for animation, video editing, sound and design work.

Multi-disciplinary approach, with many opportunities for collaborative work.

Launch your career

Graduate employment success. Award-winning teaching staff with extensive experience and innovative approaches to teaching. Professional-quality facilities, including IT suites, television studios and a theatre. Combines a strong theoretical input with a great depth of study, offering a wide range of career options.

Final-stage students have the opportunity to showcase their work at the

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University’s annual Art and Design Degree Show, where employers can see the work of future designers and artists. As members of the Design and Art Direction (D&AD), students also have the opportunity to take part in the annual D&AD competition and exhibition. Some of our students have won awards and others have secured employment as a result of their final-year project. Our Animation students also have the chance to take part in an ‘Oscar’ style awards ceremony in the final year. Entitled BAGSA, the Bedfordshire Animation Graduate Screening Awards presents the perfect opportunity to showcase your talent and gain recognition for your work.

World-class research

You will benefit from a world-leading research culture, which has been described as ‘excellent’ in the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008.

Practising artists and designers

Many of our lecturers regularly exhibit their work, including Eva Stenram – a lecturer in Fine Art, Photography and Video Art whose solo exhibition Per Pulveram Ad Astra was on show in a gallery in Leeds, and Noel Douglas – a lecturer in Graphic Design whose work is part of a permanent collection at the British Museum. So, by studying at Bedfordshire, you really will be learning from the best.

Our links with industry enable you to interact with leading companies such as Double Negative – the largest visual effects company in Europe. Their work includes the likes of Inception – Best Visual Effects Oscar winner – and Harry Potter films.


Art & Design Head of Art & Design

Q: What’s the contact time like between staff and students?

Q: What do you enjoy most about Bedfordshire?

A:  In your first year you have lectures, seminars, studio-based teaching and one-to-one tutorials that introduce you to a wide range of skills and practices in art and design. Our Key Skills programme which runs in year one and two gives you access to a range of skills from which to choose – including silkscreen printing, computer-aided design, life and technical drawing, printmaking, laser cutting, 3D modelling, typography, pattern cutting, and photography. (The list of skills expands each year as we respond to the needs of employers and the industry you hope to work for).

A:  Students, students, students! Seeing the confidence and creativity grow over the three years they are with us, never fails to amaze and inspire me.

The skills and thinking you learn in your first year help develop your confidence and personal style, allowing you to enter the second year full of ideas and creative know-how.

Contact us: T: +44 (0)1582 743500 (UK/EU)

T: +44 (0)1582 489326 (International)

Q: Where have you worked before? A:  I have extensive experience of managing arts and design departments in the higher education sector. My previous role involved heading up the Design Department at Liverpool John Moores University. Q: How do you help students get jobs after graduating? A:  The whole course evolves around the real world of work and helping you develop a professional CV from year one. In the third year we run a series of professional networking events with local and international companies – from local interior designers and representatives from McLaren Cars to internationally recognised design studios like Jonathon Barnbrook.

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Visual Art Practice

BA (Hons) Art & Design / Fine Art / Photography & Video Art / Fashion Design (stage 3 only) Starts in: September

Key features

Location: Luton campus, Park Square

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Duration: 3 years full-time

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Assessment: By portfolio of practical work and display; written assignments; reflective studio journal. Final-stage assessment involves work for your Degree Show – a public exhibition of creative work Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187).

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Students will be expected to attend a portfolio interview. Applicants applying for Fashion Design (stage three only) will be expected to have successfully completed a Foundation Degree (FdA) in Fashion Design or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fashion Design or an FdA/HND in Fashion and Textile Design, where there has been an emphasis on fashion design.

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Emphasis on professional practice knowledge and experience of using up-to-date technologies and software

n Emphasis

on developing personal creativity and artistic expression

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staff are practising artists who regularly exhibit

About the course The BA Honours courses within Visual Art Practice give the opportunity to work creatively in many different ways. You will be actively encouraged to develop independent critical thinking as part of establishing your own artistic expression. The cross-disciplinary approach equips you with the skills for creative practice and employment in different media, and for learning beyond the confines of university. Stage one promotes visual communication skills with studio activities and seminars, giving you a solid grounding in core practical and theoretical skills. You will also develop significant specialist skills and knowledge within your chosen BA course. Lectures and seminars will introduce you to the key issues and concepts that inform contemporary visual art practice. You will be encouraged to analyse contemporary art and design to enable you to construct a meaningful context for your own work, and take intellectual ownership of your creative practice.

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As you progress through your course to stages two and three, you will increasingly focus on your chosen specialism. See pages 29-30 to find out more about these specialist areas. You will gain experience in professional practice, including insights into careers in creative industries, strategies for self-employment and how to market yourself. Your learning will be supported by a well-equipped Learning Resources Centre. You will also be able to take advantage of the excellent transport links between Luton and London to visit world-class galleries and museums. Career opportunities Graduates of our Visual Art Practice courses have progressed to rewarding careers in creative industries, galleries and museums, public or community arts education, fashion design, documentary photography and post-production. Areas of study include: Introduction to digital media relevant to art and design (including video, photography and digital imaging) Visual problem-solving and analysis Visual communication skills (including drawing, screen-printing, the use of specialist imaging software and lens-based media) Contextual studies and reflective practice

You will be actively encouraged to develop independent critical thinking as part of establishing your own artistic expression.

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For details see Visual Art Practice overview p.28

Location: Duration: Assessment: Entry requirements:

About the course This broad-based course helps you to explore a range of contemporary visual art practices. The course studies the application of art in design contexts and considers work where design problems are introduced into a fine art context. You will be introduced to traditional practices such as photographic darkroom techniques and screen-printing as well as new technologies and media. You will learn about design and visual communication to help you explore and present creative ideas in a visually effective and personal way. As you develop your skills, you will be able to focus on the media that best suit your creativity.

Fine Art

Areas of study include: Traditional media, such as painting, silkscreen printing, ‘wet’ photography, model-making, textiles and fibre-based materials New media, including video, photography and digital imaging Visual communication, including drawing, screen-printing, the use of imaging software and lens-based media Contextual studies that link theory and practice in developing creative ideas

Did you know? Our well-qualified Art and Design staff are all practising artists and designers, and regularly exhibit their work – so you really will be learning from the best in the business.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w101 | UCAS Code: W101

BA (Hons)

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For details see Visual Art Practice overview p.28

Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course This course focuses largely on contemporary 2D artistic practices from painting and printmaking to digital media installations. You will be encouraged to consider, through practice, the context of a rapidly developing multicultural and predominantly urban and technologybased society, in which the traditional notions of artistic production are being continually challenged by new and exciting conceptual alternatives.

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Through a wide-ranging programme of studio activities you will be encouraged to develop your own artistic interests. You will learn to think and work in an independent, creative and critical way, helping you to produce distinctively personal work. Areas of study include: Studio practice (embracing painting, drawing and printmaking, as well as video, photography, digital media and installation) Visual communication skills (including drawing, screen-printing, the use of imaging software and lens-based media) Contextual studies that link theory and practice in developing your creative ideas Professional practice and personal development

Contact us: T: +44 (0)1582 743500 (UK/EU)

T: +44 (0)1582 489326 (International)

Did you know? Our students are visited by artists and have also had the opportunity to visit practising artists in their studios.

E: admission@beds.ac.uk

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Photography & Video Art Starts in: Location: Duration:

BA (Hons)

For details see Visual Art Practice overview p.28

Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course Contemporary art practice embraces still and moving images, as well as digital media. By developing an approach to photography and video through ideas-based teaching, students gain skills and confidence to explore creative, editorial and documentary photography. While digital techniques and technical skills in image manipulation, editing and after-effects are important, this course also embraces darkroom photography and places great emphasis on developing personal creativity.

Areas of study include: Exploring creative approaches to still and moving photographic images Using traditional photographic methods and processes alongside new media Software-based post-production

Fashion Design (stage 3 only) Starts in: Location: Duration:

For details see Visual Art Practice overview p.28

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w600 | UCAS Code: W600

About the course The Fashion Design course offers an entry at stage three for applicants who have completed an appropriate foundation degree or HND. You will be encouraged to experiment with design ideas, materials and garment-making processes, as well as developing an awareness of new textile technologies and processes. There will be a focus on design and craft skills, enabling you to meet the challenges of designing and making for the clothing industry – in both UK and international contexts.

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Did you know? As members of the Design and Art Direction (D&AD), you can take part in the D&AD annual competition, which is a great addition to any CV.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w291 | UCAS Code: W291

Areas of study include: Developing and exploring creative approaches to the designing and making of garments Researching contexts (including multicultural and international aspects that will support personal approaches to designing and making) Digital pattern-cutting Preparation of a garment collection for public display

Did you know? “There is one sewing machine for every person on the course. In other universities you’ve got a good deal if you share one between two!” Farzad Ghadiali Fashion Design student

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Photography & Video Art graduate Professional photographer

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Ben Hodson

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I wanted to train to be an artist; however, I love lensbased image creation so this course was a perfect match. Also, with the convergence of stills and video, the course was perfectly positioned to equip me with the skills I needed in this competitive and rapidly changing industry.

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Key features n Live industry projects with professional fashion designers n Specialist

facilities in CAD and CAM

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trips abroad

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Fashion Show and Degree Show

About the course This course offers core skills for a career in fashion including design work, pattern-cutting and manufacturing. It also develops commercial fashion awareness, research skills and reflective learning. You

will explore inter-disciplinary activities such as photography, screen-printing, drawing and illustration. A focus on fashion technology enables you to learn digital pattern-making and specialist CAD and CAM packages.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w231 | UCAS Code: W231

Areas of study include: Fashion design with a focus on technology Manual and digital pattern-cutting and garment construction

The course responds to real industry briefs as well as implementing live projects with fashion designers. There is a real emphasis on the relationship between fashion design practice and theory, and the exploration of your own creativity and learning.

Market research and trend research

Career opportunities Graduates have found careers as: fashion designers, pattern cutters, graders, production managers, garment and CAD/CAM technologists, merchandisers, forecasters, and textile designers.

Did you know? Each year Fashion Design students travel to European cities where they have the opportunity to research and experience events like Paris Fashion Week.

Contact us: T: +44 (0)1582 743500 (UK/EU)

T: +44 (0)1582 489326 (International)

Understanding consumers Advanced studio practice Fashion theory and practice

E: admission@beds.ac.uk

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Spatial Design

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture / Interior Design Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Critiques and presentations; portfolio assessments; written assignments; studio journal assessments. Final assessment involves a publicly showcased collection of creative work, supported by evidence of visual and contextual research and reflection Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Students will be expected to attend a portfolio interview. Key features n Predominantly

course work

project-based

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studio spaces within a dynamic and stimulating learning environment

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in industry-standard technologies and software packages

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for overseas study through a successful and longstanding exchange programme students can showcase their work online and at a graduate exhibition in London

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About the course You will work in a vibrant, multi-disciplinary environment and have ready access to award-winning design, art and media tutors, as well as to major exhibitions and world-class examples of design and architecture in London. You will learn how to think and work independently, to produce innovative design proposals, to showcase your work effectively in exhibitions, portfolios and online, and to function successfully in the professional world. The Interior Architecture degree focuses on spatial manipulation and innovation, and on the fundamental restructuring of building interiors. A degree in Interior Architecture can be an excellent route to working overseas, particularly in Europe and the United States. The Interior Design degree focuses on the materials, colours and textures of surfaces, furniture and lighting. Both courses examine how people, activities and places interrelate. They also offer training in professionalstandard presentation and communication techniques, using physical and digital resources.

Career opportunities Our students have progressed to successful careers in interior design, set design for television, exhibition design, furniture/lighting design, architectural model-making, architectural illustration, teaching, and the design of virtual environments. Areas of study include: Design practice Set design for film and television Design for animation Exhibition design 3D model-making Printmaking Basic web page design Life drawing Digital imaging Computer-aided design (CAD) Digital film editing Personal development and marketing techniques

Both courses seek innovative solutions to contemporary design problems. You will be challenged to develop expertise in space planning, ergonomics, design composition, colour theory, material properties, environmental control and design for sustainability.

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You will have the opportunity for overseas study through a successful and long-standing exchange programme.

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Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course This course embraces a range of design considerations that can include the refurbishment of existing buildings, television, film and exhibition design, as well as virtual environments. The focus is on fundamental structuring or restructuring of building interiors involving spatial manipulation, conceptual, compositional and technical innovation. You will also study anthropomorphics, ergonomics, materials, structure, environmental control and sustainability. You will explore the design of interior environments in a wider urban (or suburban, or rural) context, developing

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a creative and critical understanding of building structure and fabric. The teaching is largely project-based and includes tuition in a wide range of presentation techniques including two and three-dimensional computeraided design, digital image creation and manipulation, and video production and editing. You will also develop skills in physical and digital model-making. A degree in Interior Architecture can also be a route to working overseas. Areas of study include: Design practice Exhibition design 3D model-making Basic web page design Digital image creation and manipulation Computer-aided design (CAD) Digital film editing

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For details see Spatial Design overview p.32

Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course This course involves design for a range of spaces. It encourages students to take creative risks and think radically in developing solutions. It embraces spatial design interests that include furnishings, lighting, branding, television, film and exhibition design. The teaching is largely project-based and focuses on the innovative use of materials, colour, surfaces, furniture and lighting. You will study colour theory, print-pattern design, silkscreen printing,

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/k120 | UCAS Code: K120

Did you know? Final stage students can showcase their work to talent scouts online and at a graduate exhibition in London, as well as at our very own Art and Design Degree Show.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w235 | UCAS Code: W235

furniture, lighting and exhibition design. You will also study anthropomorphics, ergonomics, materials, structure, environmental control and sustainability. Areas of study include: Exhibition design Set design for film and television Design for animation Branding 3D model-making Basic web page design Computer-aided design (CAD) Digital image creation and manipulation Video production and editing

Contact us: T: +44 (0)1582 743500 (UK/EU)

T: +44 (0)1582 489326 (International)

Did you know? Our Art and Design courses have professional practice strands, and in the second year you can organise and produce work for your very own exhibition.

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Design for Communication

BA (Hons) Advertising Design / Graphic Design / Animation / Illustration Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Portfolio of images; installation; DVD; CD-ROM and artefacts; written assignments; reflective studio journal. Final assessment involves a publicly showcased collection of creative work supported by evidence of visual and contextual research and reflection Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Students will be expected to attend a portfolio interview. Key features n Focuses

on personal creative development

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experience of industrystandard technologies and software

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to use cutting-edge techniques in areas such as design for mobile and new communication technologies, motion graphics, digital and hand-drawn animation

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with industry authored briefs

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to participate in national competitions emphasis on environmentally and ecologically aware design

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About the course From the images we pass in the street, or see in print, to the communication devices we use, there is no escaping the influence of design and communications media. Design for Communication takes a critical approach to visual problem-solving and creative expression in this important aspect of society. Experimentation and creative research are of paramount importance in the teaching and learning philosophy. The course places particular emphasis on the social and environmental impact of design and explores the role of the artist and designer. You will be engaged primarily in resolving practical design problems in the studio. This work is underpinned by theoretical seminars, lectures and workshops. Whichever course you choose, our aim is to provide you with a range of fundamental research and analytical skills, such as using industry-standard software packages and production techniques. You will be taught the relevant historical and critical frameworks to help you develop your creative identity.

As you progress through the course to stages two and three, you will increasingly focus on your chosen specialism. See pages 35-37 to find out more about these specialist areas. You will gain experience in professional practice, including how to market yourself in readiness for careers in independent and commercial graphic communication. Career opportunities Our graduates have successfully progressed into design in publishing, advertising, corporate design, exhibition design, public or community arts participation, design consultancy, museum and exhibition work, television, video and computer games, graphics, arts education and freelance creative practice. Many of our students have found careers in animation, working in feature and short-format entertainment motion. Graphic design for TV and video or for web and interactive design is another productive career path. Your specialist skills are also transferable to other disciplines, such as film and illustration.

Stages one and two promote visual communication skills with studio activities and seminars, giving you a solid grounding in core practical and theoretical skills. You will also develop your creativity and significant specialist skills and knowledge within your chosen BA course.

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From the images we pass in the street, or see in print, to the communication devices we use, there is no escaping the influence of design and communications media.

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Animation student

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I really like the practical side of the course. We use equipment such as Macs and Lightboxes, plus special cameras to take pictures of each frame of our drawings. The staff are good at encouraging us to get work experience and they’re always giving us the names of studios here in Luton and in London. You need to be dedicated as this is a time-consuming course but rewarding.

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Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course Designers and advertisers need to understand marketing issues if they are to develop design solutions that communicate with their target audience. It is vital that students develop the transferable skills needed to work effectively in creative advertising teams, solve communication design problems and, perhaps most importantly, communicate their ideas with a good understanding of markets and branding.

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w213 | UCAS Code: W213

a diverse portfolio of skills that will open up career choices within design and marketing management. Students will also develop their technical and creative skills, becoming competent in a range of drawing, lens-based media, software applications for 2D graphics, 3D modelling and motion graphics. Areas of study include: Graphic design Principles of marketing and PR Understanding consumers Brand management Advertising theory and practice Direct marketing

The course integrates a graphic design practice with marketing and advertising theory – an approach that gives graduates

Contact us: T: +44 (0)1582 743500 (UK/EU)

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Did you know? You can use a wide range of facilities, including our drawing studios, Mac rooms and animation suites.

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Assessment:

Through a range of different personal and group projects you will engage with various aspects of graphic design practice such as typography, image production, illustration, editorial design and art direction.

Entry requirements:

Areas of study include:

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For details see Design for Communication overview p.34

About the course This course recognises the increasing information flow in the current world and the possibilities that digital media has created for producing, distributing and publishing graphic work. The course makes students aware of the changing significance of design in society, placing emphasis on the social, cultural and environmental aspects of design, and the designer as a maker of meaning in visual form.

Cultural design context Creative typography drawing, photography and software such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Fontlab Editorial design; art direction Printmaking and book binding Design for communication technologies such as mobile phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs) Working in a motion capture lab Narrative and sequential-based storytelling Professional practice

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Did you know? You can get involved in field trips to conferences, exhibitions and festivals abroad, every two years, as part of this course. Previous locations have included Berlin, Bratislava and Barcelona.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w615 | UCAS Code: W615

BA (Hons) For details see Design for Communication overview p.34

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w211 | UCAS Code: W211

About the course Animation is an intensive, mainly studio-based practice. Drawing is an essential skill underpinning the learning of all forms of animation. The emphasis is on developing a strong technical and personal approach to drawing and story-telling. Art and film theory are central to developing students as both independent and commercial animators. You will work on a range of individual and group projects. Animation is treated as an art form as well as an entertainment medium. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other disciplines, including Interior Design and Music Technology.

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Areas of study include: Life drawing and observational drawing Working in a motion capture lab 2D animation, computer-generated animation, stop motion and experimental techniques Software: Maya (3D); Toon Boom studio (2D); Photoshop Film theory and illustration techniques Narrative creative and analytical writing Production design Professional practice

Did you know? You can work in our industrystandard multi-million pound Media Arts Centre, which houses multimedia computer suites and studios for animation work.

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w220 | UCAS Code: W220

BA (Hons) For details see Design for Communication overview p.34

Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course This course focuses on applied image making and illustration within the context of a rapidly developing multicultural and technology-influenced society. Working alongside Graphic Design students you will build the key skills of a designer and engage with different types of illustration, including illustration for books, editorial applications and various forms of sequential narrative. You will also develop drawing skills that can then be applied in projects shared between the animation and graphics

courses to help you develop work in the field that is most relevant to your interests and strengths. This combination of disciplines allows students to develop the skills to use illustration in a wide range of media such as video games, films, animation, advertising and publishing. Areas of study include: Sequential illustration Creative typography Visual communication using drawing, photography and software such as Photoshop and InDesign Contextual studies Professional practice Printmaking and book binding

Contact us: T: +44 (0)1582 743500 (UK/EU)

T: +44 (0)1582 489326 (International)

Did you know? This course invites practising artists and designers to the University as visiting tutors, and promotes professional practice for employability.

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Biological & Biomedical Science

Our staff have a wealth of research experience in bioscience which enriches the student learning experience. We have run undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in this subject area for over 30 years. The Division of Science has benefited from the University’s recent investment in the STEM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). STEM subjects have been identified as areas of strategic investment by successive governments, as they are seen as key wealth-generating areas for the future.

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The University has invested in new infrastructure and recruited staff from leading universities to support science. This investment in teaching provides a high quality environment for our students in which they will be taught by experienced staff who are dedicated to raising the status of the Division both nationally and internationally.

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Biological & Biomedical Science 181 Related foundation degrees For up-to-date information on part-time study options see www.beds.ac.uk/parttime

Raimona Peters

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See what else Raimona has to say at: uob.cc/qr36

The best thing about this course is being taught by tutors who are doing their own research and have achieved some really great things. I’d definitely recommend studying here. I really enjoy the lab experiments because we get to observe and use a wide range of equipment that will stand us in good stead for our future careers.

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Biological & Biomedical Science

Why choose Biological and Biomedical Science at Bedfordshire? More than 30 years’ experience in running bioscience courses.

Contemporary courses

Our most popular degree is Biomedical Science, which focuses on the study of a range of laboratory sciences that are used to aid the investigation of human diseases.

and molecular biology, relevant to cancer studies

n  Immunology

Many former students have gone on to pursue national and international research. You will be taught by leading researchers, and cover a breadth of subjects ranging from biology to the environment.

The Forensic Science course is designed to provide a set of skills needed in crime scene investigation.

n  Nutrition

Up-to-date, well-equipped labs offering a modern working environment and experience in techniques applicable to future employment. Strong links with local hospital laboratories, national and international research centres and local police forces.

The course focuses on relevant topics in forensic and analytical science, combined with units that address psychological aspects of criminal behaviour which are crucial for a forensic investigation.

Excellent facilities

Alongside the investment in staff, a £1m refurbishment has taken place, giving the division a set of modern, well-equipped laboratories, including: n  Two

modern 50-seat teaching laboratories

n  Two

specialised research laboratories

n  Labs

dedicated to histopathology and mammalian cell culture

n  Analytical

equipment such as HPLC, mass spectrometry, uv-vis and fluorescent spectometers, an electron microscopy suite and a confocal microscope

World-leading research

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The newly developed Biological Science course covers areas of current interest, such as health and the environment, the application of biotechnology and its impact on us.

Teaching is underpinned by world-leading research.

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With areas recently rated as ‘world leading’ by the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, the

Biological & Biomedical Science

n  Pharmacology n  Cryopreservation n  Neuroscience

n  Enzymology

and biophysics

Our research findings are published in prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals, and staff present their findings at national and international conferences. This provides our students with the latest insights into the advances achieved in these specialist areas. Each course not only provides a high quality of teaching, but also equips our graduates with the practical skills to ensure their future success.

Close industry links

Students will be encouraged to secure short-term placements in biomedical science laboratories within the National Health Service. What’s more, the Forensic Science course has been designed with the help of the police force, so you can benefit from real forensic case studies and the involvement of police experts.

Professional accreditation

The Biomedical Science degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS); see www.ibms.org for details.

Sabrya Carim, Biomedical Science 2011 graduate, was selected for a sought-after two-month internship at King’s College London, after graduating with First Class Honours.


Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time; part-time by arrangement Assessment: Course work; essays; practical reports; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200, with at least 160 from two A levels, including a science subject at A2 or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n A broad, skills-based degree giving students a good base in the biological sciences n Covers

topical areas that affect our lives such as health and the environment, genetics, biochemistry and biotechnology

About the course Stage one: This is a foundation in the biological sciences covering microbiology, cellular chemistry and anatomy. You will also cover learning skills and career options, reflecting the emphasis on the employability of our graduates. Stage two: Covers key areas of the biological sciences such as health and the environment, biochemistry and biotechnology. You will also study the interactions and effects on human health and our environment; the application of biology in industry; and the impact of an expanded human population upon our environment. Stage three: Explores pathopharmacology and cell and molecular biology, which augment students’ appreciation of the biochemical and biological mechanisms related to health and disease.

with: Professor Jan Domin

See what else Jan has to say: uob.cc/qr35

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/c100 | UCAS Code: C100

Career opportunities Career opportunities include research and development in academia and positions in a wide range of industries and government laboratories. Careers are also available in teaching, health and medical publishing, and medical sales. This course produces highly employable graduates in areas outside biological sciences. Areas of study include: Human anatomy and physiology Biochemistry and genetics Cell and molecular biology Pharmacology Biotechnology and environment

Did you know? The final-year research project in your chosen subject can be linked to staff research.

Head of Science

Q: What’s the contact time like between staff and students?

Q: How do you help students get jobs after graduating?

A:  Our BSc students typically have three days per week of contact time. In the final year, this increases to include 20-30 days of supervised laboratory work that contributes towards the final degree.

A:  Graduates from my division enjoy an employment rate above the already high University average. Students also receive advice from staff and the careers service.

Q: What opportunities do students get that they may not find elsewhere?

A:  I gained my post-doctoral experience at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK), the Ludwig Institute – a research institute affiliated with University College London – and I taught for 11 years at Imperial College London in the Division of Medicine.

A:  The research experience that our staff bring to the classroom enriches course content. What’s more, our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Q: Where have you worked before?

Q: What do you enjoy most about Bedfordshire? A:  There is a vibrant atmosphere. Research and teaching are equally valued and no two days are alike.

Contact us: T: +44 (0)1582 743500 (UK/EU)

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Starts in: September

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Biomedical Science Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time; part-time by arrangement Assessment: Course work; essays; practical reports; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 240, with at least 200 from two A levels, including a science subject at A2, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Focus on understanding the functioning of the human body n Students

gain laboratory experience by undertaking a research project, with the opportunity for some to be completed in NHS laboratories

BSc (Hons) About the course Our multi-disciplinary approach allows you to investigate normal life processes and study the pathological changes that occur in human disease. The course also provides a sound theoretical and practical foundation in a range of laboratory sciences that are used to aid the diagnosis or investigation, of human diseases. Final year units give experience in learning techniques, such as problem-based learning (PBL) for disease diagnosis, that are commonly used in medical schools. Guest lectures are provided by biomedical science experts from different institutes/ hospital laboratories.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/bc99 | UCAS Code: BC99

Areas of study include: Pathology and physiology Anatomy and medical physiology Cellular pathology Medical immunology Medical microbiology Clinical biochemistry Applications of immunology and microbiology Cellular chemistry and genetics Human metabolism and genetics Medical physiology and haematology

Career opportunities Graduates make contributions to medical knowledge, and to the development of future diagnostic techniques. Careers include NHS hospital laboratories, research laboratories and industries, or progression to a postgraduate degree or postgraduate entry into medical subjects. IBMS accreditation benefits careers in hospital pathology, microbiology, histology and biochemistry laboratories.

Did you know? This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), which is the professional body for biomedical scientists in the UK (see www.ibms.org).

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Biological & Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/f410 | UCAS Code: F410

Starts in: September

as the psychology of the criminal mind.

Areas of study include:

Location: Luton campus, Park Square

At stage two you will study applied forensics in more detail. This includes a greater emphasis on laboratory analysis and preparation of evidence for court. In addition, topics such as cellular pathology, medical physiology and haematology put forensic science in a broader context as it relates to human biology.

Forensic science

Duration: 3 years full-time; part-time by arrangement Assessment: Course work; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200, with at least 160 from two A levels, including a science subject at A2 or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Core training in biosciences with an emphasis on forensic science n Examines

the psychology of criminal behaviour as it relates to forensics

About the course At stage one you will gain an introduction into the scientific disciplines related to forensic science, including chemistry, biochemistry and genetics, as well

At stage three you will study advanced forensic analysis, including recent advances in DNA analysis, toxicology, psychology, and forensic case studies. Career opportunities The course is designed to open up a range of opportunities in analytical and investigative science. These include working in research organisations and institutes, as well as in commercial laboratories, plus careers in teaching, scientific publishing and medical sales.

Contact us: T: +44 (0)1582 743500 (UK/EU)

T: +44 (0)1582 489326 (International)

Crime scene management Legal systems Drug analysis and toxicology Forensic skills in psychology Human pathology Anatomy and physiology Psychology of the criminal mind

Did you know? This course has close links with the Bedfordshire and Northampton police forces, and frequently calls upon police experts to deliver specialist lectures.

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Business School

The Business School provides courses in Accounting and Finance (see page 46), Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations (see page 50), and Business, Management and Human Resource Management (see page 54). Business School students follow a common year of study in year one giving them a strong foundation in business and management before they choose their specialism for years two and three. Our courses are offered at Luton and Bedford campuses – please check on pages 46-61 individual course entries to determine location. We offer a modern and flexible learning and teaching environment, including our Business Pods at the Luton campus.

Luton campus

Employability-driven business and management education Based in dedicated business facilities, at the Luton campus the Business School is home to the pioneering Business Pods and the Gemini Suite – where students can learn about business through a project-based curriculum. The Pods include a group work area, boardroom, brainstorming room and a chill-out area. Students take on the role of junior executives working on a series of projects for local business. This problem solving approach gives invaluable real-world experience. This mix of teaching styles benefits students and is the ideal basis to begin a successful career in their chosen field. All students on a business-related course use the Pods in their first and second years to develop their understanding of business as well as their managerial skills. The high-tech Gemini Suite comprises of two rooms designed to encourage creativity, as well as facilitate project development.

Bedford campus

New state-of-the-art facilities At our Bedford campus we are proud to offer brand-new, dedicated Business School facilities including a project room, board room and Creativity Pod, adjacent to our 70-seat lecture theatre. There is also a state-of-the-art library and a new social learning space, ‘the Hub’, where students can work together in less formal surroundings and exchange ideas.

Our staff

A creative and practice-driven approach to business and management requires a blend of theory with practice – our staff are experienced in using this blend for a relevant education that is much sought after by leading recruiters. They engage in research, consultancy and training activity with leading global organisations.

World-leading research and consultancy

Our Business and Management Research Institute has built its reputation around high-quality applied research. The Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 described the University’s business and management research as ‘internationally excellent’.

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Business School

Dr Sonal Minocha Dean of the University of Bedfordshire Business School

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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.

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Accounting & Finance

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BA (Hons) Accounting

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BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance

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 Sc (Hons) International Finance B & Banking

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Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations

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BA (Hons) Marketing

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BA (Hons) Public Relations

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Business, Management & HRM

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BSc (Hons) Business Decision Management

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BA (Hons) Business Management

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BA (Hons) Business Studies

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 A (Hons) Business Studies B (e-Business)

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BA (Hons) Business Studies (Finance)

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BA (Hons) Business Studies (International)

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BA (Hons) Business Studies (Marketing)

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BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management

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Why choose Accounting and Finance at Bedfordshire? Maximise exemptions from professional exams. Practical and structured introduction to accounting without the pressure of repetitive learning for professional examinations. Opportunity to develop a wide range of technical and employability skills.

Accounting & Finance Courses BA (Hons) Accounting

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Internationally recognised teaching standards. State-of-the-art learning facilities. Opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the disciplines of accounting and finance in one structured degree.

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Q: What opportunities do Bedfordshire students get that they may not find elsewhere? A:  Our BA (Hons) Accounting graduates get maximum exemptions from ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) so they are eligible to go directly to the professional level of the ACCA exam. A typical lecture will explore the theory of a subject area which is then reinforced with practical real world examples. Seminars offer students the opportunity to test their understanding of a subject area by attempting several questions, either on their own or in small groups.

Professional qualifications and exemptions

We are proud to be amongst the few universities who can offer maximum ACCA exemptions for our BA (Hons) Accounting degree. Students gain exemptions from all nine papers. On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to enrol directly onto the professional level of the ACCA if you wish to further your studies in the profession.

Graduate employability

Our graduates find employment in auditing, accounting practice, management accountancy, public sector accountancy, investment banking, financial management and management consultancy.

Excellent facilities

We have invested substantially in our facilities and financial programmes to support teaching and learning. In addition to the University’s unique Business Pods and the hi-tech Gemini Suite, we are

proud to be able to provide the following resources specific to the needs of prospective accounting and finance professionals: n  £50,000

EQL accounting and finance self-learning software

n  A simulation

financial trading room equipped with Reuters 3000 Extra system

n  A £70,000-per-year

subscription to Datastream and Reuters financial databases, which gives access to global and macro-economic data

A:  The facilities are great and getting better and better! Q: How do you help students secure jobs after graduating? A:  In addition to their core studies, we equip students with the relevant skills set to enter the employment market through our Personal Development Unit. Q: What advice would you give future students? A:  University is an experience of a lifetime – come prepared to have fun and to work hard.

corporate finance, corporate governance, asset pricing and market microstructure. It is the aim of the department to ensure that research and teaching complement each other. We provide the teaching and consultancy to a number of educational establishments in Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East. The Accounting degree is also delivered in both Singapore and Hong Kong in collaboration with Kaplan Asia Pacific Management Institute.

n  A license

for EView in order to teach and enhance your quantitative skills

These learning tools will help you gain practical experience and give you a competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive field. For those of you who may want to continue your studies, the department offers a wide range of postgraduate degrees and research opportunities. No matter what your ambitions are, we are here to help you achieve them.

Research and consultancy

Staff in the department have national and international research excellence in financial and management accounting,

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Q: What do you think about the University’s facilities?

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Accounting

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n420 UCAS Code: N420 (sandwich course N403)

BA (Hons)

Starts in: September Location: Luton campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time sandwich Assessment: Coursework; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Applicants with other qualifications will be assessed individually by their Academic Director for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).This might include applicants with complete or partially complete Association of Accountancy Technicians (AAT), CAT, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) exams. Overseas qualifications will be assessed in a similar way. In general, Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) will not be allowed for any unit achieving ACCA exemption.

Key features

n Opportunity

to maximise exemptions if you wish to gain a professional qualification

n Delivered

by a team of highly qualified accountancy and finance practitioners

n Final

year supervised research dissertation

n Graduates

secure the maximum exemptions from ACCA and CIMA exams

About the course This course is designed for those interested in working in accountancy or in an accounting function in business or finance. In the first stage the emphasis is on doing rather than listening, so you will spend most of your time working with the latest technology in a state-of-the-art learning environment. This will lead on to advanced study involving financial and management accounting, taxation, financial management and auditing.

Career opportunities Graduates progress to careers in auditing, accounting practice, management accountancy, banking, financial management and management consultancy. Areas of study include: Accounting and financial reporting Management accounting for decision-making Tax computation and analysis Financial and non-financial performance management Auditing and corporate governance Financial management

Did you know? Our Accounting degree will give you maximum ACCA exemption – nine professional papers, leaving you four papers away from gaining a full ACCA qualification.

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I would like to do the ACCA qualification and work for a big company in the area of taxation. My course has given me the knowledge and confidence to do this, as well as exemption from ACCA which is fantastic!

For more reasons to study Accounting & Finance at Bedfordshire, go to page 46

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Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Applicants with other qualifications will be assessed individually by their Academic Director for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). This might include applicants with complete or partially complete AAT, CAT, ACCA, CIMA or other professional qualifications. Overseas qualifications will be assessed in a similar way. In general, Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) will not be allowed for any unit achieving ACCA exemption.

Key features strong underpinning of theory and practical analysis

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n Opportunity

to gain exemptions from professional examinations

n Supervised

research project on a topical issue in accounting or finance

About the course During stage one you will spend most of your time undertaking tasks that simulate the real business environment. You will acquire professional skills in communication, problem-solving, teamwork and leadership. At stage two you will study financial and management accounting and look at the role accountancy plays in corporate behaviour. At stage three you will continue to develop your knowledge of regulatory and risk management aspects of the area to see how financial markets operate and what makes global financial markets crash.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n391 | UCAS Code: N391

Career opportunities Graduates progress to careers in accountancy, banking, financial management, corporate governance and management consultancy. Areas of study include: Accounting and financial reporting Management accounting for decision-making Tax computation and analysis Banking and financial intermediation Financial management

Did you know? This course will give you exemptions from both accounting and finance professional qualifications.

International Finance & Banking

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n390 | UCAS Code: N390

Starts in: September

governance, regulation, insurance, and international finance.

BSc (Hons)

n Delivered

by a team of highly qualified researchers and practitioners in international finance

Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Up-to-date qualification with a strong underpinning of theory and practical analysis n Exemptions

from: the Securities and Investment Institute (SII); the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII); the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); and the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA)

n A

significant emphasis on corporate governance and financial regulation

About the course This course will introduce you to the theory of financial markets and the role they play in the macro-economy. You will then examine the role accountancy plays in corporate behaviour and look at how regulation can assist in financial intermediation. The regulatory and risk management aspects are developed in the final year to see how traders manage risk, how share prices are determined, and what makes global financial markets crash. Career opportunities Graduates progress to careers in banking, accountancy, corporate

Contact us: T: +44 (0)1582 743500 (UK/EU)

T: +44 (0)1582 489326 (International)

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Starts in: September

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Areas of study include: Banking and intermediation Risk management Financial markets and institutions Financial regulation and corporate governance Financial accounting and performance Advances in banking

Did you know? There are opportunities to visit the Bank of England in London and to write a dissertation under the supervision of one of the teaching team.

E: admission@beds.ac.uk

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Why choose Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations at Bedfordshire?

Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations Courses

Taught by award-winning staff with extensive academic and industry expertise.

BA (Hons) Advertising & Marketing Communications

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Internship or study abroad options available.

BA (Hons) Public Relations

Optional work placement year. Work on real campaigns and present to external clients who may be potential employers. Employability-focused and researchinformed study units.

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with: Rob Townsend Q: What opportunities do Bedfordshire students get that they may not find elsewhere?

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A:  We offer employment-focused degrees that are creative and enjoyable, and are based on latest developments in the marketing, communications and public relations sectors. Q: What advice would you give future students? A:  Be intellectually curious! Students should be critical informationjunkies, knowing what’s happening out there! They must have a ‘brand personality’, something that sets them apart from others; self-belief and determination also count for a lot in a competitive world. This is what we aim to deliver through our teaching.

Academic Director of Marketing Q: How do you help students secure jobs after graduating? A:  We have a public relations student club, which promotes job opportunities; our advertising students develop creative portfolios to show potential employers; our final year students all get to present to external agency clients; we also encourage students to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses and practise applying for jobs as part of the assessment.

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Everything communicates: we take an integrated, cutting-edge approach to teaching and learning, and the curriculum across all three degree courses is exciting, lively and creative. The Department of Marketing at Bedfordshire is committed to providing students with a revolutionary learning experience. Our industry-relevant curriculum is based on the latest thinking. Study takes place in state-of-the-art facilities and staff have extensive industry and research experience. We maintain a strong focus on student employability. In the final year of study students have the opportunity to develop marketing and public relations solutions for top brands, which have previously included Walls Magnum, EA Games and Werthers. Students can also opt to take a paid work-placement in the third year to develop key business and interpersonal skills, and gain hands-on industry experience. Our graduates are well-placed to move into the competitive, global marketplace.

Theory and experience

Professional qualifications

Both the Marketing and the Advertising and Marketing Communications courses give exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) professional qualifications. The Public Relations degree is approved by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) awarding you full membership of the CIPR on successful completion of the course.

First-class facilities

We are committed to enhancing your university experience through the use of new learning spaces that have attracted praise from the Government. The Department has been instrumental in pioneering the new Business Pods – which include a teaching and group work space, brainstorming area, computer area, boardroom, and a comfortable social space with online access throughout. We also use the Gemini Suite which is ideal for group activity. It has been designed to encourage creativity and has a relaxed atmosphere, comfortable seating, interactive white boards and other modern equipment designed to help you complete projects.

Graduate employability

Our graduates impress employers with their breadth of knowledge and first-hand experience of planning campaigns, working in real office environments and developing effective marketing and public relations strategies. As a result of our collaboration with brand communications organisations, our graduates have received offers of internship and employment from a number of London-based and local agencies. Career paths include marketing, brand management, advertising, account management and public relations roles in the commercial and public sectors.

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Our courses give you a theoretical knowledge-base while focusing on ‘real work’ situations. The starting point for these courses is an integrated business core unit that majors on real-life business problems and solutions. Later you will have opportunities for hands-on experience through collaborative work with agencies plus the chance to design and pitch campaigns.

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Advertising & Marketing Communications BA (Hons)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n560 UCAS Code: N560 (sandwich course N594)

Starts in: September

Career opportunities Opportunities exist in advertising, corporate communications, sales, sales promotion, media planning and buying, brand management.

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Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time sandwich Assessment: Mostly practical assignments – individual and group; creative portfolio work; in-class tests; presentations; case studies; writing; some exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Study the latest strategic developments in marketing communications n Covers

all the dynamic areas of advertising and marketing communications

Marketing

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About the course At stage one you will relate marketing to finance, HRM and operations with specialist units in public relations and e-business. At stage two, you will look at international business and marketing management, eg branding, buyer behaviour, distribution and competition. These are studied alongside specialist units in marketing communications in which you will also be involved with media analysis and planning. The final year combines all of the above in the form of active, integrated and practical assignments set in the contemporary strategic marketing context, and undertaken with the close involvement of external brand communications agencies.

Assessment: Mostly practical assignments – individual and group; in-class tests; presentations; case-study writing; some exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n You will study the latest strategic developments in many key sectors of transfer to our degrees in Advertising and Marketing Communications or Public Relations in the second half of stage two

Areas of study include: Public relations Creating marketing communications Marketing communications practice Marketing in contemporary contexts

Did you know? More than 50 per cent of the course is given over to strategic and creative planning in advertising, public relations, sales promotion, direct marketing, sponsorship, traditional and new media.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n500 UCAS Code: N500 (sandwich course N502)

BA (Hons)

Starts in: September

n Possibility

in the annual Young Creatives’ Network (YCN) competition

n Marketing

is studied in an international business context

About the course This course produces employable graduates who understand the dynamics of modern business marketing. During stage one you will relate marketing to finance, HRM and operations with specialist units in public relations and e-Business. During stage two you will look at key themes such as buyer behaviour, marketing research, branding, competition, media and communications. The final year combines all of the above in the form of integrated, practical assignments set in a contemporary strategic marketing context. Career opportunities Opportunities exist in sales, brand management, business development, market research, communications and customer liaison.

Areas of study include: Marketing management Marketing communications International business Marketing in contemporary contexts Marketing practice Marketing data applications

Did you know? The business world needs ‘T-people’, staff with a specialisation, but also a knowledge of several different areas of marketing and communications – precisely the type of graduates we aim to produce.

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Public Relations graduate Senior Press Officer for TUI UK & Ireland

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I studied for a degree in PR which put me in good stead for working in the industry. It was really well-balanced, mixing theory with a large number of practical elements.

BA (Hons)

Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time sandwich Assessment: Project work; campaign assessment; including reports and presentations; exams in some areas Entry requirements UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) approved n Close

links with public relations (PR) agencies for work on real-life tasks

About the course We are one of the first UK universities to offer a course tailored to the needs of the public relations industry.

Developed with the CIPR, the course includes core business subjects modelled around real-life activities. The final stage enables you to work on a real brief and present your work to senior management in a PR agency. This will put you in direct contact with professionals from the industry, providing a direct route into employment. As well as building your skills and confidence, you will learn how to run press conferences, handle interviews, and develop your presentation skills through pitching to industry ‘clients.’ Career opportunities Opportunities exist as an account executive with a PR agency or as a PR specialist in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Graduates have gone on to work in large organisations including M&S and VW, and have also found employment with PR agencies that we work with.

Contact us: T: +44 (0)1582 743500 (UK/EU)

T: +44 (0)1582 489326 (International)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/p210 UCAS Code: P210 (sandwich course P211)

Areas of study include: PR and the media PR management and theory Marketing communications PR practice Marketing management

Did you know? Neville Hunt – Course Leader, Public Relations – was awarded the prestigious Norman Manners Award for PR Professional of the Year 2008 by CIPR for his outstanding contribution to the PR industry.

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Why choose Business, Management and HRM at Bedfordshire? Exciting courses designed to develop practical and employability skills.

Business, Management & HRM Courses BSc (Hons) Business Decision Management

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Relevant teaching – often with real briefs from the industry.

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Innovative and supportive teaching focusing on the individual.

BA (Hons) Business Studies (International)

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Opportunity to take a work placement in your second year.

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Taught in pioneering Pods – simulations of modern offices.

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Q: What opportunities does Bedfordshire offer that students may not find elsewhere?

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A:  We work closely with businesses to make sure our students get the best chance of securing the career they want, and work with our students to make sure they get the best out of their time with the University and achieve their desired degree. Q: What’s the best thing about your job? A:  It’s fun working with enthusiastic staff and students, and rewarding knowing you are helping people achieve their ambitions.

Head of Business Systems Q: What do you think about the University’s facilities? A:  Having worked at a number of other universities I can truthfully say that these are some of the best facilities in the sector. Q: What advice would you give to future students? A:  Work hard and make the most of your time at Bedfordshire, it should be one of the best experiences of your life. Q: What three words would you use to sum up the department? A:  Dynamic, innovative, studentfocused.

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Employment-focused

Each course has a strong focus on employability, with career management embedded in the courses. We facilitate links with professional bodies, hosting events to encourage students to network with employers. Student employability is maximised by introducing ‘real world’ projects, for real companies who feed back their assessment of a student’s performance. By setting tasks that reflect the commercial world and develop students’ confidence and professionalism in presenting their work, ideas and themselves, we provide students with the ‘edge’ when it comes to looking for a job.

Work placement year

After completing stage two, you will have the opportunity to do a work placement year, before completing stage three. The work placement year provides you with the opportunity to gain work

n  Improve

personal, interpersonal and business skills

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for a full-time career on completion of your degree

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your awareness of professional working practice and increase your employability level

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theory learnt in your first two years of study to practical issues

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practical knowledge to learning in the final year of your degree

Strong professional links

The department has strong links with professional bodies including the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Association for Project Management (APM) and the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) – the professional body for HR.

Specialist facilities n  Luton

is home to the unique 21st-century office environment – the Business Pods – where students can learn about business through a student-focused, project-based curriculum

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experience and an understanding of the world of work. You will receive help and instructions for obtaining a suitable work placement which will include preparing a CV, completing application forms and covering letters, and practising interview skills. The work placement will enable you to:

n  Luton

also boasts the high-tech Gemini Suite, which has two rooms designed to encourage creativity, as well as facilitate project development

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Bedford a similar dedicated ‘Pod’-style teaching and learning environment is used and students have open access to the social learning space, the Learning Hub, with online access and meeting space

Research excellence

Teaching and curriculum development are underpinned by research. Staff are actively engaged in high-quality research and scholarship, which are applied and applicable to the needs of the business community. Research interests of staff members include information systems, e-business, knowledge management, operations and project management, supply chain management, and innovation in small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

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Our courses are designed and delivered in close collaboration with employers and professional organisations to ensure they have vocational relevance and meet the needs of today’s businesses. Our staff are dynamic, progressive and innovative, and experts in their fields.

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Business Decision Management

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/gn41 UCAS Code: GN41 (sandwich course NG25)

BSc (Hons)

Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time sandwich Assessment: Group work; live projects; work-based learning; in-course tests; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187).

skills needed to be successful. You will produce management reports and plans, develop presentation skills and learn how to work effectively in groups. Career opportunities General management, plus specialist roles in information management, data analysis, operations management, project management and web analytics. Areas of study include: Data analysis and decision making Quantitative modelling

Key features n Study of information management, a growth area for employment

Marketing and HRM

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Business systems, process and operations management

Small group workshops

About the course The course meets the analytical needs of business. It focuses on ways an organisation uses its data to derive meaningful information to manage the business. Challenging and fun learning with great emphasis on developing the

Forecasting and simulation

Database management Statistics Corporate strategy Business forecasting and simulation Project management

Did you know? Employers in the business decision management market are looking for graduates with strong analytical and numerical skills – this course will ensure you get just that.

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The course revolves around the core aspects of everyday business, giving you a wellrounded 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.

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Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time sandwich, or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Essays; reports; portfolios; individual and group presentations; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent. GCSE grade C in English and maths (see pages 186-187). Consideration will be given to mature students without conventional qualifications, and business experience may be taken into account. Key features n Vocational and practical learning n Experienced

and supportive staff provide learning opportunities in a professional but approachable environment

 bout the course A This course develops your knowledge of business and management, whilst providing valuable practical skills in

BA (Hons)

marketing, accountancy, leadership and strategic decision-making. The content has been developed around employers’ requirements and you will acquire professional skills in communication, problem-solving, teamwork and leadership. Stage one covers the foundations of business management, including an introduction to marketing, finance and law. Stage two enhances your knowledge and practical skills. You also have the chance to develop entrepreneurial skills and an understanding of workplace psychology. The University provides support for you to undertake a year-long, paid work placement, which is recognised in the final award certificate. In the final stage you undertake independent research into a business management topic of your choice. Career opportunities The course prepares graduates for careers in the public or private sectors. Within six months, the vast majority of our graduates are either in employment or pursuing postgraduate courses. Our Business Management graduates are highly rated by industry, and have

Contact us: T: +44 (0)1582 743500 (UK/EU)

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n200 UCAS Code: N200 (sandwich course N201)

secured positions such as sales account manager and marketing communications manager. The development of entrepreneurial skills helps those who want to start their own businesses. Areas of study include: Strategic and change management Human resource management Marketing planning e-Business International operations Accounting and financial management

Did you know? Develop professional skills through our links with the Chartered Management Institute, which supports this course with speakers and student prizes.

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Students carry out project work in Business Pods designed to recreate a typical hi-tech office environment

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Business Studies

BA (Hons)

Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time sandwich Assessment: Integrated project work; presentations; portfolios; in-course tests; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Practical and vocational with an emphasis on ‘learning by doing’ n Option

of a work-experience year

About the course Designed specifically to meet the needs of businesses, this course will give you a thorough grounding in the key disciplines. Learning will be challenging, varied and fun and will give you confidence to tackle the type of projects you can expect in your first job. You will also make extensive use of our modern technology.

Work experience We encourage and support you to complete a one-year work placement in the third stage of the course. Graduates with work experience generally find it easier to gain full-time employment, and usually benefit more from the final stage of their studies as they can relate the key concepts to their own experiences in the business environment. Specialism Stages one and two of BA (Hons) Business Studies provide a shared grounding for all courses. At stage three you will be able to choose a specialism leading to one of the following degrees:

most and therefore wish to gain subject knowledge in the first two years of their course before making a final year choice. Career opportunities A wide range of management and analysis roles in all private and public organisations. Areas of study include: Decision making Applied e-business Marketing Operations management Human resource management Problem-solving Information systems Corporate strategy Accounting and financial management

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(Hons) Business Studies (e-Business)

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(Hons) Business Studies (Finance)

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(Hons) Business Studies (International Business)

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(Hons) Business Studies (Marketing) These courses are particularly useful to those students who have not yet decided what aspects of business appeals to them

Did you know? The revolutionary Business Pods, which simulate a real working environment, will allow you to take on a hands-on role in becoming a junior executive and carry out a series of projects for local organisations.

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We believe in ‘learning by doing’ and this is fundamental to the way we teach. Our focus is on nurturing practitioners, so you will be asked to produce business plans and market analyses. The analytical abilities and problem-solving skills this gives you will make you an attractive prospect to employers.

Good business people are great communicators. This course will help you to develop your presentation skills and learn how to work effectively in groups. Self-evaluation is an important part of the course, which is designed to help you learn in the most effective way for you.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/N100 UCAS Code: N100 (sandwich course N101)

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Starts in: Location: Duration:

For details see Business Studies overview p.58

Assessment:

BA (Hons)

Areas of study include: As per Business Studies plus: m-Business (mobile-business) Applied e-business

Entry requirements:

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n190 | UCAS Code: N190

Did you know? Learn how businesses can utilise the latest technology to support e-Business and m-Business.

About the course Following on from the core teaching and learning at stages one and two, you will study specialists e-business units which explore the theory and practice of e and m-business in depth. This means that you will be equipped with practical knowledge of these important aspects of modern business which are increasingly found in all organisations. Career opportunities A wide range of management, analysis, web design and e-marketing roles in the public and private sectors.

Business Studies (Finance) Starts in: Location: Duration:

For details see Business Studies overview p.58

BSc (Hons)

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Business Studies (e-Business)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n300 | UCAS Code: N300

Areas of study include: As per Business Studies plus: Financial management

Assessment:

About the course This course is designed to give you expertise in financial management, banking and intermediation, to meet the needs of modern businesses. Following on from the core teaching and learning at stages one and two, you will study specialist finance units in your final stage leading to a degree which identifies your expertise in finance. Career opportunities A wide range of financial and analysis roles in public and private sectors involving finance, industry, local government and the National Health Service.

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Entry requirements:

Did you know? The specialist finance units will equip you with the practical skills to succeed in a range of financial roles.

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BA (Hons) Business Studies (International) BA (Hons) Starts in: Location: Duration:

For details see Business Studies overview p.58

Assessment:

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n120 | UCAS Code: N120

Areas of study include: As per Business Studies plus: Global marketing International business environment

Entry requirements: About the course This course will give you the expertise in international business and global marketing required by modern business. Following on from the core teaching and learning at stages one and two, you will study specialist international businessrelated units in your final stage leading to a degree which identifies your expertise in international business. Career opportunities A wide range of management and analysis roles in industry, commerce and international organisations.

Did you know? “The Business Studies course offers such a great variety of study topics and pathways, and the International specialism is what attracted me from the very beginning.� Anna Konova Business Studies (International) graduate and visiting lecturer in Business at the University

Business Studies (Marketing) Starts in: Location: Duration:

For details see Business Studies overview p.58

Assessment: Entry requirements:

BA (Hons)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n501 | UCAS Code: N501

Career opportunities A wide range of management, marketing and analysis roles in the public and private sectors involving finance, industry, retail, local government and the NHS.

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About the course The course focuses on marketing at national and international levels. It will give you a grounding in the key business disciplines during the first two stages, as in the Business Studies degree. Following on from the core teaching and learning at stages one and two, you will study specialist marketing-related units in your final stage. Choosing two units from global marketing, marketing in a contemporary context and creating a business, will lead to a degree which identifies your expertise in marketing.

As per Business Studies plus: Global marketing Marketing in a contemporary context

Did you know? Studying global marketing on this course will put you in good stead for working with international markets.

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Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time sandwich Assessment: Project work; presentations and reports; portfolios; computer-based tests; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Emphasis on problem-solving n Lecturers

active in the Charted Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and undertake consultancy and research

n Progression

to further professional qualifications

n An

international dimension underpins global employment opportunities

n Learn

how HRM works with other business disciplines while developing the specialist knowledge

n Develops

transferable business skills

BSc (Hons)

About the course The old models of work are being challenged. One thing does not change – people still need to be recruited, trained, motivated and paid to meet requirements of organisations around the world. If that sounds like your kind of challenge, this degree will provide the insights you need to meet it. You will be taught by expert tutors in their field and carry out practical projects that emulate working as a professional manager. You will be offered the chance of a year’s paid work placement in a human resources management role. At stage one you will join fellow students to study the full range of business subjects in our innovative Business Pods, before starting to explore exactly what is involved in HRM. Stage two will cover every aspect of HRM professional practice: leadership and motivation, pay and reward, business systems, selection and recruitment, employee relations and employment law. At stage three you will study strategic HRM, examine real firms with a view to solving people problems, and carry out an independent research project.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n600 UCAS Code: N600 (sandwich course N601)

Career opportunities You will be introduced from stage one to our professional body – (CIPD) – to learn about the opportunities available. You will be supported throughout the course in your job search. HRM is developing fast as a key discipline in emerging economies. Our recent graduates have developed successful careers both nationally and internationally. Areas of study include: Human resource development Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship International business Strategic management Practical HRM Global HRM

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Human Resource Management

Did you know? Get a head start understanding the workings of the real world of HRM. In the final year of this course, students will work on real projects from businesses to get a practical insight into what HRM entails.

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The lecturers are brilliant. Many have helped people set up their own businesses and the models they teach are those actually used to get firms up and running. The give real-life examples, which make the subject easier to understand.

Contact us: T: +44 (0)1582 743500 (UK/EU)

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E: admission@beds.ac.uk

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Computer Science & Technology

Working with computers is an integral part of the world in which we live. Few areas of our working and personal lives today remain untouched by technology. Well-engineered, reliable and usable systems are crucial to the survival of virtually all organisations today, for the functioning of the global economy and even for our entertainment. Computing is an inter-disciplinary subject, with historical roots in maths, physics and electronics. It provides routes into a variety of careers.

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Those who can build and maintain computer systems and software will be in continual demand in the future. By studying with us students can benefit from teaching that is underpinned by fundamental technological innovation and sound engineering practice.

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Many of the assignments are set to simulate professional projects and we’ve taken on different roles such as project managers, surveyors and designers. I’ve enjoyed meeting other people who work in construction, particularly other women. It’s still quite a male-dominated industry so it’s been great meeting a larger mix of like-minded people.

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BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence & Robotics 67 BSc (Hons) Building Technology (stage 3 only) 67 BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems 68 BSc (Hons) Computer Animation Technology 69 BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development 70 BSc (Hons) Computer Networking 71 BSc (Hons) Computer Science 71 BSc (Hons) Computer Science & Robotics 72 BSc (Hons) Computer Science & Software Engineering 72 BSc (Hons) Computer Security & Forensics 73 BEng (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering 74 BSc (Hons) Computing & Mathematics 74 BSc (Hons) Construction Management (stage 3 only) 75 BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering 76 BSc (Hons) Information Systems 77 BSc (Hons) Software Engineering 77 BEng (Hons) Telecommunications & Network Engineering 181 Related foundation degrees Have you also considered...? 36

BA (Hons) Animation

For up-to-date information on part-time study options see www.beds.ac.uk/parttime

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Computer Science & Technology

Why choose Computer Science and Technology at Bedfordshire? The department was nominated for the European Electronics Industry University Department of the Year Award. Our degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Computer Games Development, Computer Networking and Software Engineering gained Chartered Information Technology Professional status from the British Computer Society (BCS). Accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is in the pipeline. The teaching team has previous experience of working with industry and a clear vision about balancing theory with practice. Teaching is underpinned by relevant research in the area of computer science, and by activity undertaken in our highly regarded Centre for Computer Graphics and Visualisation. Industry links with local and regional partners provide students with professional and work placement opportunities.

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Partnership with 7Safe, a worldrenowned expert in computer forensics investigation and training.

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State-of-the-art resources and facilities supported by dedicated technologists. Many courses can lead to professional certifications in Networking and Security including Microsoft, Cisco and CompTIA. Presentations from leading professional experts and visits to related organisations and companies. Develop practical, industry-relevant skills. We offer extra-curricular opportunities such as the annual Global Game Jam competition for game developers. Study in an equality and diversity-aware environment.

Building core skills

Students follow a common course in the first stage that establishes core skills and knowledge. There are also various specialisations which students can pursue within our courses such as artificial intelligence, games development, graphics, internet computing, robotics and telecommunications.

Career development opportunities

You can benefit from our close links with industry and gain valuable work experience through our pioneering Academic into Business Computing Centre (ABC). You will gain highly desirable skills through working on a range of real business projects in a supportive team environment. Also, any commercial project that you undertake gives you academic credit towards your degree, so you do not even need to worry about taking time out from your studies.

Professional support

The department has close links with professional bodies including the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the IET and the BCS. Students can study for vocational certifications such as Microsoft MCP, Cisco CCNA and a range of CompTIA certifications alongside their degrees. What’s more, the BCS has recently accredited some of our most popular courses: n  Artificial

Intelligence & Robotics

n  Computer

Games Development

n  Computer

Networking

n  Computer

Science

n  Computer

Security & Forensics (conditional)

Staff expertise

The Department of Computer Science and Technology offers a wide range of staff expertise in computing, information systems, telecommunications and electronic engineering, and construction. There are eight professors leading key areas of expertise in computer graphics and visualisation, mobile network design

and optimisation, telecommunications, computer security, and parallel and distributed technologies. Our courses are taught by leading experts. All academic staff undertake research activities and the vast majority hold a PhD. Many have industrial work experience and possess Chartered status from professional bodies. The research and industrial consultancy undertaken by the department is used to underpin the teaching of courses, giving students an excellent springboard to research industrial work.

Industry links

Computing does not just involve sitting in front of a PC all day. Our Computer Science and Technology students also benefit from a series of guest lectures and outward visits throughout their studies at Bedfordshire. Our Computer Security and Forensics students have had the opportunity to hear from Richard Zwienenberg, Chief Research Officer for Norman Data Defence, who discussed malware detection. Students have also been able to attend sessions at Luton’s Magistrates’ Court, where they were able to experience courtroom procedure and see first-hand, the role of an expert forensic witness. Our Animation students meanwhile, have benefited from a series of guest lectures, led by leading experts. One of our visiting lecturers has worked on Hollywood blockbusters such as Harry Potter and Aliens vs Predator, as well as Black Hawk Down, so you really will be learning from the best.

Exceptional facilities

Our laboratories are extensively equipped and regularly modernised. Computers are replaced every three years and provide up-to-date software environments for all of our students. We have recently invested £1m in providing additional hi-tech computing facilities and now have more than 450 computers and 18 labs, including:


n  A test

network lab for teaching networking and system administration

n  A human

computer interface lab for experiments to improve interaction between computers and users

n  A biometric

security and computer forensics lab with 3D face recognition, palm vein readers and other biometric authentication tools

We also have two brand-new labs to support the telecommunications, electronic and computer systems engineering courses. Equipment includes cutting-edge Rohde & Schwarz wireless measurement facilities, and a UoIP development network. We also have a suite of industrial-standard software and Cotex embedded systems development platforms.

We also boast a wide range of robotic equipment including, humanoid robots, robotic arms and two motion-capture suits.

World-leading research

The University of Bedfordshire has been acclaimed as ‘internationally excellent’ in the areas of computer science and informatics, according to the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008. The Institute for Research in Applicable Computing (IRAC) aims to develop leadingedge solutions to real-world problems by looking at both rigorous theoretical methods and applied approaches.

Research areas include:

n  Fuzzy

sensing logic

n  CAD n  Semiotics n  Object-oriented

technology and grid technologies n  Computer security n  Bio-informatics n  Internet

Examples of companies and organisations we have worked with include Aircom, Ansys, Luton Borough Council, Cancer Research UK, the Metropolitan Police, NEC (Europe), Nokia, Philips and Sony Ericsson. These links have also greatly benefitted students through work experience and research-informed teaching.

n  Computer

graphics network design and optimisation n  Wireless sensor networks n  Telecommunications n  Graph theory n  Mobile

with: Professor Yong Yue

See what else Yong has to say: uob.cc/qr59

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graphics labs that include 29 Dell XPS machines with Intel Core 2 Duos, 4 gig of RAM, and GeForce 7900 SE graphics cards

Head of Computer Science & Technology

Q: What’s the contact time like between staff and students?

Q: What do you think about the University’s facilities?

A:  Students normally have 16 hours of direct contact per week – which consists of a two-hour lecture and two-hour practical for each unit. Each member of the academic team also provides support via ‘surgery hours’. Typically, students attend three days per week for lecture and practical sessions, with the rest for guided studies.

A:  The facilities are excellent in many aspects – there is the new university Campus Centre, new student halls of residence, as well as brand-new, modern engineering and computing labs in the department.

Q: What opportunities do Bedfordshire students get that they may not find elsewhere? A:  At the University of Bedfordshire our students have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities and emerging technologies, as well as specialist staff. We also offer a careerfocused curriculum that is updated regularly to meet employers’ needs.

Contact us: T: +44 (0)1582 743500 (UK/EU)

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Q: What do you enjoy most about Bedfordshire? A:  Facilitating the transformation of students and seeing them succeed. Q: Where have you worked before? A:  Before joining the University of Bedfordshire I worked in industry for eight years as a design and consultancy engineer.

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Computer Science & Technology We have a wide range of robotic equipment for you to use during your studies including humanoid robots (pictured right)

Artificial Intelligence & Robotics BSc (Hons)

Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time

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Assessment: Course work; written exams; computer-based exams

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Sound theoretical and conceptual grounding in intelligent systems n Develops

technical skills required to control machines with software

n Ideal

basis for a career in research or industry

n Involvement

in the latest developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/gh76 | UCAS Code: GH76

About the course AI has a long history starting with the great Greek philosophers, whilst robots are features of the modern era. The combination of the two aims to produce the next generation of human companions.

Areas of study include:

The course will provide you with sound theoretical and conceptual grounding in intelligent systems and is an ideal base for a career in research or industry. You will gain hands-on experience using a wide range of hi-tech robotic equipments, including humanoid robots, robotic arms and wheeled robotic platforms.

Robot modelling and control

Career opportunities Career opportunities exist in software and hardware industries, research and development, and industrial production. Completion of this course will also open up a variety of opportunities in computing as well as the electronics industry and academia.

Project (in AI and robotics)

Object-oriented programming Software modelling Concepts and technologies of AI Mechatronic systems for robotics Advanced AI technologies Robotic navigation and path planning Social and professional project management Computer security Emerging systems

Did you know? This is one of the very few courses which combine AI and robotics to meet today’s employer requirements.

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/k210

Starts in: September

Areas of study include:

Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Assessment: Practical work; exams; group and individual project work Entry requirements: This course is only open for students currently studying on one of our Foundation Degrees in Building Technology, as a progression route. For a list of our foundation degrees, see page 181. Key features n Active links with construction companies which contribute to the development of course units n Study

the cutting-edge developments of innovative structures, new materials and processes

n Learn

about the latest technologies and materials for sustainable buildings

n Develop

managerial skills, plus knowledge of policies and regulations for future developments in construction

About the course This course equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to work in building technology. A range of teaching and learning methods are adopted, including an Honours project, which enables you to apply your knowledge and skills comprehensively, as well as gaining useful experience for your future employment. Career opportunities Graduates can progress to work or pursue further study in a variety of settings, including quantity surveying, architecture, engineering, or project management. Careers are also available as a building control surveyor, building services manager, or site engineer or supervisor.

Business Information Systems Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; reports; practical exercises; group work; written exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Focus on information systems engineering and application development for the modern business environment n Series

of talks and guidance offered by speakers and experts in businesses

n Develops

business intelligence skills for various organisational settings –

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either for your own business, or for managing the information needs of established companies About the course This course is aimed at students who want to expand their entrepreneurial horizons in the IT-related business arena. It focuses on the use of IT to support the strategic, operational and tactical needs of business. It offers a thorough grounding in modern business information tools, enhanced by knowledge of management, engineering and business intelligence techniques. An indispensable part of this course is the deployment of information systems for business analysis and intelligence. Career opportunities Prepares students who wish to start their own business or manage the information assets of companies.

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Building surveying Contract, procurement and risk management Construction project management Emerging technologies and policy development in construction Development of energy management spreadsheets Honours project

Did you know? You can work on, and examine, real case studies and projects which are brought in by industry professionals.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/gn51 | UCAS Code: GN51

Areas of study include: System analysis and design Modern database practices Business analysis Decision support systems Data mining techniques Project management Virtual management Finance for business

Did you know? Experience the best of two courses in one: Business and IT. You can also take advantage of our state-of-the-art labs and pods, and receive training from our highly recognised staff.

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Computer Science & Technology

Building Technology (stage 3 only)

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Computer Animation Technology BSc (Hons) Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; computer generated imagery; written exams; group and individual project work Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Develops core skills in the area of computer animation and computer-generated imagery (CGI) n Offers

a hybrid of technical and creative approaches to learning computing

n Covers

emerging digital media platforms, including mobile apps

About the course This course is designed to prepare students for professional employment or further academic development

in the constantly expanding area of computer animation. Students on this course will have the opportunity to work in teams of modellers, animators and programmers. The course also builds upon the work of our highly regarded Centre for Computer Graphics and Visualisation (CCGV). To support your studies we offer a wide range of industry-standard and commercial software such as 3D Studio Max and Maya, Microsoft Visual Studio, and Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and Flash. We also have two motion capture rigs: a five-camera optical rig from Motionanalysis and a Gypsy 5 mechanical rig from Animazoo. We are also equipped with mobile platform software development kits and devices. Career opportunities A wide range of career opportunities are available, including technical direction for film and TV, software design, games development, product modelling and visualisation, or IT jobs in supporting the creative industries.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/g455 | UCAS Code: G455

Areas of study include: Programming computer graphics 3D modelling and animation Digital media tools and production Pre-production processes, and professional practice Flash Actionscript programming App development for mobile and tablet devices Digital special effects, editing and composing for video

Did you know? If you study on our Computer Animation course, you will learn how to create content for a range of emerging areas including mobile apps, casual games and game engines.

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Computer Games Development graduate Games Developer for AISolve

Computer Games Development Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; written or computer-based exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Learn how to program games in C++, use relevant libraries such as OpenGL and DirectX, and apply industryrelevant, object-oriented principles n Supported

by TIGA-accredited Train2Game game developer materials

n Explore

emerging game platforms including mobile, web and social/ Facebook games

BSc (Hons)

About the course This course is designed to provide you with the skills needed to build computer games and work in games and computer graphics. You will learn how computer game assets such as environments, character models and animations are created and how they are integrated into game code. You will learn how to develop games for a variety of platforms, including desktop, web browser, mobile and tablet. You will develop skills to help you work in many areas of interactive media. You will graduate able to implement games code from scratch, understand and modify existing games code and apply and integrate different game technologies. Career opportunities Successful graduates may gain employment in a technical role within the games development industry or in a related field. However, the skills developed are transferable to many other areas of information technology (IT).

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/g453 | UCAS Code: G453

Areas of study include: Flash Actionscript programming App development for mobile and tablet devices Object-oriented programming with C++ 2D and 3D computer games programming Character modelling and animation 2D and 3D computer graphics Social and professional project management Game development using Unity and C# scripting

Did you know? We have well-established industry links with a number of high profile developers, and have had guest lectures from, or visited, companies such as Kuju, Gusto Games, and Ninja Theory.

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This course teaches you how to get making games, helps you familiarise yourself with industry tools and gets you used to co-ordinating projects and working in a team; something that is very difficult to get outside of actually working in the industry.

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I’ve always been fascinated by IT and I chose to study on the Computer Networking course because it is a developing area with a great future. The most challenging task I am facing is my final year undergraduate project as I need to do a lot of research and come up with an idea and development of an artefact.

Computer Networking Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; practical tests; exams; group and individual project work

their organisational benefits and how to implement them. This course focuses on the technical aspects of network design, network installation and configuration, systems administration, maintenance and management, as well as applications of contemporary technologies. This course aims to develop competent professionals with the requisite skills to implement computer network infrastructures in all sectors of the community. Emphasis is placed on the development of strong technical skills in combination with the management of networks, implemented through design, client and business requirements.

Areas of study include: Programming, modelling and systems structure Computer communications and systems architecture Networking protocols, services and technologies Wireless communication and networking Modelling and simulation Network management Computer security and countermeasures

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187).

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/g420 | UCAS Code: G420

Key features n A solid grounding in core computing and information technology (IT) systems

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the latest commercial hardware and software systems in a dedicated test network laboratory

About the course Computer networks form the backbone of modern information systems. As networks proliferate, there is a growing need for individuals who understand

Career opportunities Graduates will find employment with computer helpdesks and in network support; network security; network and systems engineering; systems, internet and network administration; network and information systems management; project management and other computing-related positions.

Project management Cisco CCNA CompTIA Network+ and Security+ Research methods and emerging technologies

Did you know? The department is a Cisco academy, enabling us to offer certification alongside academic qualifications.

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Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; practical tests; exams; group and individual project work Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Covers essential areas such as systems architecture and security n Practical

skills are acquired in a variety of modern programming languages

n Develops

skills in systems modelling and software development

n Specialised

equipment in areas such as biometrics, robotics and computer graphics

About the course This course shares a common first stage with our other BSc degrees in computer science to give you a foundation in the field. This will provide a platform for specialist study in the second and third stages during which you will learn key concepts such as systems architecture, databases, security and software engineering, as well as artificial intelligence.

Areas of study include:

At stage two you have a wide choice of options in which to apply your programming skills. The final-stage project enables you to focus on a specialist area.

Project management

Career opportunities Graduates find work in the computer industry, leading to long-term and specialised positions in fields that include programming, systems development, customer services and IT management.

Computer Science & Robotics Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; written and computer-based exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Designed to promote flexibility and allow for a change in your final award during stage one of the course n This

course will enable you to design and build intelligent systems

n Path-planning

and navigation of robots in both familiar and non-familiar environments

BSc (Hons)

Object-oriented modelling and program development Social and professional issues in computing Data communications Software engineering Security Client and server architectures Artificial intelligence Comparative studies of software architecture Distributed systems

Did you know? Our highly qualified and experienced staff are at the top of their fields and engaged in leading research.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/gh46 | UCAS Code: GH46

About the course The study of computer science provides a basis from which to progress to higher degrees or computing vocations.

Areas of study include:

The robotics element of this course seeks to explain what intelligence is and how different intelligent machines can be built. Our distinctive approach combines an investigation into computer studies and practical control processes while providing an underpinning of theoretical knowledge.

Mechatronics systems

Career opportunities Prospects for employment within the information technology (IT) industry and associated fields are good. In addition to general IT graduate trainee positions, this course offers specialist employment opportunities in mechatronics and robotic control, as well as work as a hardware or software engineer.

analysis of real-world problems

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n Critical

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/g400 | UCAS Code: G400

BSc (Hons)

Software modelling Object-oriented programming Robotics technology Robotics and automation Distributed software technology Operating systems Computer security

Did you know? Work in our modernised labs and gain essential hands-on experience of working with the very latest robots. You can also get involved in the latest developments in AI.

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Computer Science & Software Engineering Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; practical tests; exams; group and individual project work Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n This course will enable you to analyse and build a range of applications n Emphasis

on team-based approaches including agile teams and methods

n Features

requirements management

About the course This joint BSc award covers two disciplines which are central to today’s

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commercial and industrial activities. It shares a common first stage with our BSc degrees in Computer Science and other pathways, which provides a platform for specialist study in both disciplines at the second and third stages. Emphasis is given to the entire systems development life-cycle; object-orientation (OO) methods are comprehensively covered. The focus is on providing vocationally skilled programmers and software engineers who have both a general overview of computer science and software engineering. Students gain a detailed knowledge and skills in areas such as internet programming, database applications, artificial intelligence and networking. Career opportunities Graduates have progressed to careers as a computer programmer or software engineer (or trainee) in project

Computer Security & Forensics

Areas of study include: Software engineering management System methodologies: Unified Modelling Language (UML), object-orientation (OO) Risk management and quality issues Development skills using a variety of tools (such as Microsoft’s .NET framework-building application) Testing

Did you know? The final-stage project enables you to take your specialist work to greater depth, leading to the possibility of future research. For more course info see: http://uob.cc/gf44 | UCAS Code: GF44

Many medium to large-sized companies are also increasingly concerned with security.

Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187).

There has also been an increase in demand for those who can investigate incidents and provide evidence, often in association with the police, to the Crown Prosecution Service and courts – computer forensics.

Network security and countermeasures

Key features n Up-to-date, industrial and businessrelated curriculum, underpinned by an active research group

This course includes specialised areas of study in network security, systems hardening, the process of forensically gathering evidence and analysing captured data, and the legal requirements for those who work in computer security and forensics.

Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Practical work; exams; written reports; presentations and a major project

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management, safety critical systems, software development, OO systems design and analysis. Other graduates have gone on to do further research or postgraduate study.

About the course The huge increase in computer-based crime in recent years has led to the development of university courses designed to provide graduates who can harden computer systems – computer security.

Starts in: September

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/gg46 | UCAS Code: GG46

n Can

lead to exemption from British Computer Society professional examinations

n Designed

to aid employment in the areas of incident response, computer forensics and security

Career opportunities Opportunities are available within the security industries and services.

Areas of study include: Cryptography and secure communications Computer security and countermeasures Security testing and forensic analysis Wireless networking Incident response

Did you know? Our students go on regular industry visits, including trips to Luton Magistrates’ Court to get a flavour of the security issues facing today’s society.

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Computer Systems Engineering

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/h650 | UCAS Code: H650

Starts in: September

n Opportunities

in the electronics industry, or as a software engineer within computer software companies that develop specific software for the above industry.

About the course This multi-disciplinary course develops your engineering background, Digital Signal Processing (DPS) and embedded programming skills. The industry has experienced skills shortages in recent years and requires engineers with not only domain knowledge and skills, but also knowledge of modern computer techniques and programming skills.

Areas of study include:

BEng (Hons)

for gaining hands-on experience in software and hardware toolkits that are commonly used in electronic engineering

Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: One final exam and two assignments per unit which can take the form of an: artefact; case study; literature review; practical; presentation; report Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Gain combined knowledge of computer science and electronic engineering n Development

of capabilities and skills using computer techniques to solve real-world engineering problems, in terms of analysis, design, implementation, testing and management

The course is structured in units that will allow you to explore advanced computer and electronic engineering techniques. You will be able to apply these techniques to solve real-world engineering problems and develop communication and team-working skills. Career opportunities Completion of this course will open up career opportunities as an engineer

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Computer system architecture and hardware Signal processing and circuit analysis Embedded systems development Programming and software development Artificial intelligence and emerging technologies

Did you know? Gain access to our brandnew engineering lab which is equipped with industrystandard devices.

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I was thrilled to secure the yearlong placement at CY4OR – a leading company specialising in uncovering digital evidence in cases of serious crime. I wouldn’t have done it without the amazing support of my inspirational lecturer. It’s great to see forensic investigations in action and to work with powerful software that recovers deleted files.

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Computing & Mathematics Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; practical tests; exams; group and individual project work Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Applicants are also required to have a Grade C maths A level, or the equivalent point at International Baccalaureate in the science group due to the specialist nature of the maths taught. Key features n Theoretical maths supported by practical work

approach to maths and computer science (ie number theory and security, object-orientation (OO) and mathematical modelling)

About the course This course shares a common first stage with our BSc degrees in computer science. The second and third stages focus on key elements of maths – such as logic and number theory – that feed into more applied areas of study, including computational maths and security. The course goes on to cover topics in operations research, such as simulation and statistics. These are studied in the context of complementary topics in computer science, such as OO or artificial intelligence (AI). Career opportunities Graduates find work in computer modelling, simulation and operational research, or as analysts, security theoreticians or applied statisticians.

Areas of study include: Algebra, combinatorics and logic Programming languages and object-oriented principles Decision support systems and data mining Concepts of AI Systems integration Synergies between maths and computer science Research methodologies and emerging technologies Project management and ethical issues

Did you know? This course covers AI, games development, graphics, internet computing and robotics to help you decide what you want to specialise in.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/k221

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and management, project management, maintenance management, and estates and facilities management, as well as postgraduate study in a relevant discipline.

Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Assessment: Practical work; exams; group and individual project work

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n Integrated

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/g4g1 | UCAS Code: G4G1

Construction Management (stage 3 only) BSc (Hons) Location: Luton campus, Park Square

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BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements: This course is only open for students currently studying on one of our Foundation Degrees in Building Technology, as a progression route. For a list of our foundation degrees, see page 181. Key features n Develop high-level management skills that are in demand in the construction industry, including managing resources and the economics of construction n Active

links with construction companies contributing to development of units

n Learn

about new technologies, techniques and materials for sustainable buildings

n Gain

a deep insight of policies and regulations that will enable you to manage construction in the future

About the course This course equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to work within construction management. A range of teaching and learning methods are adopted, including an Honours project, which enables you to apply your new-found knowledge and skills comprehensively, and gain useful experience for employment. Career opportunities Completion of the course opens up a variety of opportunities in the construction industry and academia. In particular, BSc graduates can work or pursue further study in areas such as site supervision

Areas of study include: Construction economics Contract, procurement and risk management Construction project management Emerging technologies and policy development in construction Honours project

Did you know? Unlike many other universities, our course is delivered by professionals who are currently working in industry!

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Computer Science & Technology Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: One final exam and two assignments per unit which can take the form of an: artefact; case study; literature review; practical; presentation; report Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, including a maths, scientific or technical subject, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Develop fundamental theoretical knowledge and industry-related skills in electronics, signal processing, embedded systems, digital communications and software engineering n Opportunity

for participating in real-world research and development projects

BEng (Hons)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/h610 | UCAS Code: H610

About the course This multi-disciplinary course develops skills in analogue and digital electronics, signal processing, sensors, control systems and embedded programming. The course emphasises relevant techniques, algorithms, tools and skills that support research and development for real-life applications.

Areas of study include:

The course is structured in units that will allow you to gain fundamental theoretical knowledge and skills in electronic engineering. You will be able to apply these techniques to solve real-world engineering problems and develop team-working skills.

Digital communications and software engineering

Career opportunities Completion of this course will open up a wide range of career opportunities as an engineer or researcher in electronics, as well as many other opportunities within the telecommunications and IT industry.

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Computer system architecture and hardware Analogue and digital electronics Signal processing and circuit analysis Embedded systems development Sensors, power and control

Emerging technologies Engineering maths

Did you know? We have recently invested ÂŁ1m in two brand-new engineering labs which boast a range of cutting-edge equipment. Additionally, ÂŁ1m is being spent on a new electronic engineering lab.

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Information Systems Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; practical tests; exams and individual project work

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187).

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Key features n Dynamic course, concentrating on advanced systems development n Develop

skills in practical and professional project management

n Covers

advanced IT concepts

n Develop

information systems for real clients through the Academic into Business Computing (ABC) Centre

About the course There is a growing demand for those who can interpret the information needs

BSc (Hons) of organisations and translate them into business applications based on a solid grounding in core information systems, including current industrial standards. This course provides you with an understanding of information in organisations, the ability to exploit and integrate existing software. You will also learn to design and develop information systems, and the technical ability to interact with business analysts, computer programmers, software engineers and computer scientists. You will apply web database management systems, decision support systems, data mining, the integration of industrial-standard technologies and distributed data, advanced information technology (IT) strategies, including grid and cloud computing. Career opportunities Graduates have found work as systems architects, systems analysts, business analysts, systems developers, database administrators and project managers.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/g500 | UCAS Code: G500

Areas of study include: Advanced IT strategies and paradigms Systems development Modern database systems and web practices Decision support systems and data mining Aspects of security and networking Social and professional IT project management

Did you know? “The best thing about this course is learning about different methodologies. In Information Systems there is more than one right way of doing things.� Mursheda Begum Information Systems student

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Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; practical tests; exams; group and individual project work Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187).

About the course This course shares a common first stage with our BSc degrees in computer science (and other pathways). This provides a platform for specialist study in the second and third stages during which you will learn the principles and practices of software engineering. Emphasis is given to the entire systems development life-cycle. The final-stage project enables you to take your specialist work to greater depth, leading to the possibility of future research.

Key features n Focus on large-scale software design, development and deployment

You will gain management skills and knowledge of organisational contexts, and develop into a reflective practitioner.

n Emphasis

Career opportunities This course has a good track record of employability for graduates. Career opportunities include software engineering or trainee positions in project management, safety-critical systems, software development, as well as further research or postgraduate study.

on production of quality software systems

n Covers

requirements gathering, tracing and management

n Study

of agile methods

Telecommunications & Network Engineering Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: One final exam and two assignments per unit which can take the form of a case study; literature review; practical; presentation; reports Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, including a maths, scientific or technical subject, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Develop knowledge and skills of telecommunication systems, wireless networking, signal processing, maths, and programming n Gain

practical skills by using modern equipment, simulation and modelling tools in our brand-new engineering labs

BEng (Hons)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/g600 | UCAS Code: G600

Areas of study include: Organisational contexts (large-scale projects) Software engineering management System methodologies Risk management and quality issues Development skills using a variety of tools Testing Requirements engineering Security, trust, stress and client acceptance testing Human factors Modelling trust requirements across the software development lifecycle

Did you know? This course comprises projects or placements so that you can gain real-world experience.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/h641 | UCAS Code: H641

About the course This course is designed to reflect the demands of today’s telecommunications and networking industry. It prepares graduates for employment in the telecommunication and networking industries, or for pursuing further study or research.

Areas of study include:

Telecommunications and Network Engineering is a challenging, enjoyable degree and could give you a competitive edge in the job market. In addition, the skills you will gain on this course are transferable and can enable you to pursue careers in a range of technology fields such as engineering, consultancy, managing and research.

Emerging technologies

Career opportunities Completion of this course will open up a wide range of career opportunities in the fields of telecommunications, research and development sectors and IT industry.

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Starts in: September

BSc (Hons)

Signal processing and circuit analysis Microwave and optical communications Wireless communications Real-time communications Programming and software development Engineering maths

Did you know? You can work with wireless and wired telecommunications technologies in our brand-new lab, which is kitted out with cutting-edge communications measurement equipment.

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Education & Teaching

The University of Bedfordshire is one of the largest providers of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in the UK with a long heritage of producing first-class teachers. We are committed to providing opportunities for all and we encourage applications from students from a wide range of backgrounds. We are driven by a philosophy of inclusion, of meeting individual needs and of encouraging all students to aspire to reach their potential in a supportive environment.

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We have over 500 successful partnerships with schools and colleges, with the aim of developing professionals who are representative of our local and national populations, who will become role models to inspire future generations, and who will have the confidence and flexibility to thrive in the 21st century.

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BA (Hons) Childhood & Youth Studies

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BA (Hons) Disability Studies

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BA (Hons) Early Years Education

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BA (Hons) Education Studies

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Primary Education with QTS student

152 BA (Hons) Child & Adolescent Studies 154 BA (Hons)/BA Early Years Studies (stage 3 only) 122 BA (Hons) Education Studies & English

The greatest challenge I faced was my first placement. I had to take charge of a whole class of children on my own for the first time. It was daunting at first but the best experience ever. It has given me confidence that I can become a teacher – and it’s so rewarding.

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Education & Teaching

Why choose Education and Teaching at Bedfordshire? Academic staff are experts in their respective fields and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge. We maintain strong partnerships with over 500 schools. We have a high graduate employment rate. Can lead to senior management posts in schools. Opportunity to study part-time whilst working. Vibrant student community. A relevant and wide-ranging curriculum. Clear link between theory and the world of disabled people. Opportunities to extend students’ development into employment or further study. Outstanding success of current and past students in progressing to teaching careers. You will develop a reflective and evaluative approach to current practice in school. The integration of theory with educational policy and practice underpins the learning on the course.

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Each course has a clear focus on employability. High graduate employment rate.

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In many areas course content exceeds basic requirements of the Teacher Training Agency. Part-time opportunities to fit around work and personal commitments.

Our courses

Many of our students prefer to undertake a first degree and then train to teach. Courses in Education Practice, Early Years, Childhood and Youth, and Disability Studies offer the opportunity to take a degree with an education focus and, once it is completed, apply for a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) with QTS or GTP (Graduate Training Programme) for which we were awarded a Grade One in the latest Ofsted inspection. Please see our postgraduate prospectus for further details or visit: www.beds.ac.uk/pgstudy.

Qualified Teacher Status

For those wishing to become a primary teacher, the BEd course offers the opportunity to gain a degree and the award of QTS (Qualified Teacher Status). Similarly, the Secondary PE QTS degree enables candidates to study a first degree while qualifying to become a secondary PE teacher. Both degrees have a strong emphasis on employability, reflected in the very high rates of graduates with QTS quickly securing a first post.

Foundation degree

We offer a two-year Foundation Degree in Educational Practice. Successful completion of the foundation degree can lead to a top-up degree within the University, giving students the opportunity to progress to a teacher education course and QTS. To find out more visit http://uob.cc/x900

Facilities and personal tutoring

Our courses are taught at the Bedford and Putteridge Bury campuses, where students will benefit from recent major investments in facilities and learning resources. Students receive personalised tuition to help them achieve their full potential, with technology deployed to meet their individual needs. This enables staff to support students not only on campus, but also when working from home and in other locations. As a result, the completion rate for our courses is exceptional.

World-class teaching and research

In our latest Ofsted inspection we were praised for our innovative practice and effective partnerships with schools. Many of our staff have previously held senior positions in schools, education authorities and Ofsted, while others bring experience in health, social work and youth work. Through the University’s Institute of Research in Education (IRED), staff are engaged in developing research across a range of education-related areas that underpin our undergraduate courses.

Work placement and employability

Our graduates have excellent career prospects and enjoy a very high graduate employment rate: n  Some

98 per cent of our education graduates are in work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2010)

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aim to produce first-class teachers and fulfil the recruitment needs of our partner and local schools

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are continually forging new partnerships to ensure we deliver the highest level of training and teaching

n  The

wide scope of our courses opens up career opportunities in other areas, for example the National Health Service (NHS) and social work

n  We

offer opportunities to engage with prospective employers through placements across our 500 partnership schools, as well as in children’s centres, nurseries, youth clubs, extended schools provision and voluntary work organisations

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have a wide range of postgraduate education courses available, offering progression routes for education professionals


Location: Putteridge Bury campus, Luton or Bedford campus Duration: Minimum 4 years part-time (extendable) Assessment: Essays; case studies; presentations; research projects Entry requirements: Candidates should be working or volunteering in schools, nurseries or educational settings for a minimum of one day a week in support roles and have a Headteacher’s reference. Qualification requirements are normally A levels, NEAB, NVQ level three, CACHE Diploma or equivalent in child/education-related subjects. Those without standard entry qualifications, but with relevant school experience, are invited to interview and may be admitted. All applicants should have GCSE grade C in English language or equivalent. To apply, call the course administrator on: +44 (0)1582 489030 or email: deborah.bachini@beds.ac.uk

Key features to a career in education

n Progress n Develop

knowledge in the core curriculum

About the course This course is for those who wish to pursue a career in teaching, and who currently work or volunteer in schools in support roles (such as nursery nurses, classroom assistants, instructors, classroom volunteers), or who can undertake regular work placements in schools. Attendance will include twilight sessions (4pm-8.30pm) one day per week and occasional Saturdays. An alternative day-release mode of attendance is also available one day per week between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

with: Paul Davies Q: What’s a typical week like for a student in this department? A:  Each week will bring a variety of learning opportunities. Tutors are keen to model best practice in enabling all of our students to benefit from a variety of learning opportunities. This includes the use of virtual learning environments as well as attending lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. Placements in schools and other settings offer our students the experience of observing and working alongside other professionals in education. Q: What three words would you use to sum up the department? A:  Student-focused. Dedicated. Innovative.

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Career opportunities You can apply for an employment-based route to Qualified Teacher Status, or for a PGCE course. Areas of study include: English, Mathematics and science Skills for teachers

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Educational research Developing teaching and learning Personalised learning (assessment, inclusion and diversity, etc) Professional practice in school(s) The wider curriculum

Did you know? Many graduates have progressed into senior management roles with the help of expert tutoring and support from our teaching staff.

Associate Dean of Education, Sport & Tourism Q: Where have you worked before? A:  I began my career as a secondary and then primary teacher. My interest in and commitment to education led me to become a local authority adviser, Ofsted inspector and education consultant. Throughout, I had been involved in the training of teachers. Therefore, when the opportunity to work at a university became available I jumped at it. Q: What do you enjoy most about Bedfordshire? A:  I came to the University over three years ago, moving from the North West of England. I was attracted to Bedfordshire because it is an ambitious University. I was also impressed by its commitment to offer opportunities to students from all backgrounds and to help transform lives.

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Childhood & Youth Studies Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Essays; case studies; reports; presentations; film making, e-portfolios Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200-220 based on a minimum of two A levels, a BTEC, an Access qualification, a CACHE Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Designed for those working in the fields of childhood or youth; for those with broader interests across the inter-disciplinary field of childhood and youth; and for those who wish to pursue a career in these areas

BA (Hons)

About the course The course is designed to give students a broad theoretical understanding of the issues and influences shaping children and young people’s lives. Students explore ideas, theories and arguments through discussion and practical activities. Students will use e-portfolios, learn film making and undertake individual research based on their own interests. Career opportunities Graduates are eligible to undertake further study for a professional qualification in areas such as youth work, social work, management of youth and community services, and educational welfare. The degree can also be used to progress into teaching via Reception/Key Stage One or Primary PGCE courses.

n Draws

on disciplines such as education, sociology, psychology, philosophy, history and anthropology

Disability Studies

BA (Hons)

Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200-220 based on a minimum of two A levels, a BTEC, an Access qualification or equivalent. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience may apply (see pages 186-187). Key features n Provides teaching and support that enables students to gain a broad range of experiences n Formal

and informal work placements

About the course Stage one helps you to develop sociological, historical and psychological perspectives on the study of disability, and introduces you to the basic theories that underpin disability studies. Stage two is one of consolidation, extension and increased depth of study, together with starting a process of application to the life experiences of disabled people. Stage three includes study and learning experiences based in the workplace. Career opportunities This course offers a route towards teacher training and special needs teaching, careers in social work and geriatric care, the voluntary and charitable sectors, and posts with organisations such as Local Education Authorities (LEAs).

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/x310 | UCAS Code: X310

Areas of study include: Social constructions of childhood Family, community and culture Youth culture Research methods 21st century childhoods Understanding the workplace Gender, class, ethnicity and disability Children and young people in the digital age

Did you know? This course provides a sound academic background for progressing to a vocational professional qualification.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/l340 | UCAS Code: L340

Areas of study include: Delivery of learning to children with special educational needs Development of disability studies Children and disabled children’s lives over the past 300 years Analysis of experiences during work placements Understanding structures and processes underpinning provision in schools and social and community care The relationship between the disabled community and other oppressed communities

Did you know? This is the only undergraduate course on disability in the region.

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Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Essays; case studies; presentations; exams; design study; discussion boards Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 220, based on a minimum of 180 from two A levels, a BTEC, an Access qualification, a CACHE Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Mature students with appropriate experience but without the academic qualifications may be interviewed to assess suitability. Key features n Natural route following stage three diplomas in nursery/young child care and education n Route

to becoming a teacher by undertaking a one-year PGCE course after graduation

BA (Hons)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/x311 | UCAS Code: X311

About the course The course takes an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of children from birth to eight years.

Areas of study include:

During stages one and two, you will look at the skills development and understanding of the child, and consider the child as a member of society. You will explore issues such as inclusion and disability, creativity in early years, development and learning processes, and the role of the adult in a child’s education.

The nature of the curriculum

In stage three, there is the opportunity to do a work placement and collect relevant data for analysis.

Child development Teaching and learning Sociological perspectives on childhood Creativity

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Early Years Education

Management in early years Inclusion Understanding the workplace

Career opportunities Graduates are well placed to enter a career that enables them to work with young children in areas such as community and social care settings, educational welfare, children’s centres or as senior play workers/co-ordinators/ managers. The course can also be a route into teacher training courses.

Did you know? This popular course has the largest intake in the Department of Education Studies.

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Students benefit from real-world teaching experience in a diverse mix of partner institutions

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Educational Practice (stage 3 only) BA (Hons)

Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Assessment: Essays; presentations; research projects Entry requirements: This is a progression route for students currently studying on our Foundation Degree in Educational Practice or other educational programme with 240 CATS points. Key features n Third-stage ‘top-up’ specifically created for teaching assistants with foundation degrees to acquire graduate status n One

intensive day’s study per week at the University

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access to teacher training courses and the widening professional roles arising out of the ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda

Education Studies Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time

You will undertake research in schools, informed by your review of educational, philosophical, psychological and sociological reading. Graduates can contribute to their institution’s improvement and take ownership of their professional development. Career opportunities Opportunities are likely to be in the areas of education and support of children, young people and adults. Successful completion of this course gives access to Qualified Teacher Status courses, and also allows graduates to work in social services, educational

BA (Hons)

Teaching and learning processes Classroom management

Did you know? Current and past students enjoy outstanding success in progressing to teaching careers.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/x301 | UCAS Code: X301

Inclusion, disability and special needs education

If you intend to pursue a career in primary teaching, you will have a chance to gain vital school experience via the work placement in stage three and through volunteering opportunities within the University.

Educational research and key skills

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prospects for progressing to primary teacher training courses

21st century childhoods

After a broad-based first year, introducing you to key higher education skills, educational theories and ideas, you will be able to focus on particular themes within the course, such as special educational needs and early years education.

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Areas of study include:

potential career options within a wide range of careers working with children and young people.

Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200-220 based on a minimum of two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, CACHE Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Broad curriculum in the field of education

welfare, community programmes, charities and further education, or go on to postgraduate study.

About the course This is a multi-disciplinary course during which, you will be encouraged to reflect on the educational experiences of yourself and others in society.

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Assessment: Essays; presentations; case studies; seminar papers; exams

About the course This course builds on the vocational and academic background provided by a foundation degree in Education. It widens and deepens skills, knowledge and experience, enabling you to think critically and make judgments on education policy and practice.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/x300

Career opportunities As well as providing the background needed for application to teacher training, this course offers graduates

Areas of study include:

Education and technology Early years education The child and the curriculum

Did you know? You will be taught by staff who have extensive industry experience in teacher training and education.

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/x1c6 | UCAS Code: X1C6

Starts in: September

demonstrate experience of working with or coaching children and young people; a specific grade in PE A level may be requested if studied. All candidates are expected to be competent swimmers. An offer of a place is subject to a Criminal Records Bureau and medical check.

you will undertake placements in stages one, two and three. The professional element contains discrete areas within the physical education component, while the theoretical topics enable you to make an informed contribution to post-16 teaching.

Key features n A 100-year tradition of PE teaching

Career opportunities Graduates are highly employable throughout the UK and abroad.

Location: Bedford campus Duration: 4 years full-time Assessment: Course work including practical; school experience; placements; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 260-320 from at least two A levels, or a BTEC equivalent, including English language and maths. Key Skills at stage three do not replace the requirements for GCSEs (see pages 186-187). Mature applicants with relevant experience, GCSE grades C in English and maths and evidence of successful study at A level standard (or its equivalent, eg Access) are welcome. Suitable applicants are invited for an interview, a practical test for games, dance and gymnastics, and a written exam. We are looking for candidates who

n Wide

variety of activities and theoretical topics

About the course The course prepares you to teach in secondary schools, and tertiary and further education colleges. At each stage you will study practical, theoretical and professional areas. During stages one and two, students will follow a broad-based course structure. In stages three and four you can specialise by choosing options in practice to suit future career aspirations. In addition,

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Physical Education with QTS (Secondary) BA (Hons)

Areas of study include: Professional studies A range of practical areas

Did you know? We have over 500 partner schools so we can provide you with work placements during your course.

Luke Taylor

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My course has been very exciting! The trip to Malawi was a really good way to help make a difference especially in a developing country, as well as an inspiring opportunity to put theory into practice.

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Primary with QTS

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/x120 | UCAS Code: X120

BEd (Hons)

Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 4 years full-time Assessment: Course work; timed exercises; presentations; assessment of practical teaching competence Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 280 points – with 240 from two A levels or equivalent, including BTEC National Diploma (Distinction, Merit, Merit), BTEC National Certificate and an A2 level, CACHE (Diploma grade: B) and Access courses. Five passes at GCSE (grades A-C) or equivalent, including English language, maths and science. Applicants are expected to have undertaken ten days’ mainstream school experience within Key Stage one and Key Stage two at the time of application. Applicants may be considered if five days’ school experience has been taken in either Key Stage one or two with a further five days planned in the other Key Stage.

theoretical elements and practical experience to develop confidence, creativity and competence in teaching skills

n School-based

experience each year, in at least five schools over the whole course

About the course This course consists of four strands: n Perspectives,

and beliefs

values, principles

n Learning

and teaching: a maths and English, and curriculum focus

n Professional

development portfolio (PDP)

Areas of study include:

Students can also focus on an area of special interest from stage three onwards, which may be curriculum or issues-based.

Curriculum models

In addition to school placements, students undertake a placement in another learning environment, eg with an educational psychologist or in a school library service or museum.

Maths and English for all

Career opportunities Graduates are in great demand throughout the UK. Our employment rates are significantly higher than the national average.

Practical experience Subject areas Optional elements at stages in the course, including early years, primary modern languages and subject groupings

Did you know? Our heavily school-based approach to learning allows you to make a strong impression on prospective employers before you graduate.

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Key Skills at stage three is not a substitute for GCSE passes. Access course students must ensure the English, maths and science components are the equivalent of grade C at GCSE. Suitable applicants will be invited for an interview. An offer of a place is subject to a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) and medical check.

Key features

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/da02 Apply direct to the University

Starts in: September

Career opportunities A wide range of teaching careers in further, higher and adult education.

Location: Bedford campus; Bedford College; Barnfield College; Central Bedfordshire College; Grantham College; Leicester College; North Hertfordshire College; South Nottingham College; Tresham College of Further and Higher Education; University Centre Milton Keynes

University Diplomas Diplomas fully endorsed from the LSiS: n Teaching

English (Literacy CPD) in the Lifelong Learning Sector

n Teaching

English (ESOL CPD) in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Duration: 2 years part-time Entry requirements: Certificate in Education: applicants must be teaching in post-compulsory (further, higher or adult) education for 75 hours per year minimum, with suitable qualifications in the subject they teach. BTEC (EDEXCEL) National Diploma, NVQ stage three, or equivalent required. GCSE maths and English language at grade C or equivalent. The application process will include an interview; documentary evidence will be required. If unavailable, a skills test must be undertaken. Those planning to work with under 16s must undergo a CRB check.

n Teaching

Maths (Numeracy CPD) in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Diplomas offered in some of our partner colleges: Key features n Recognised teaching qualification in all areas of post-compulsory education n Accredited

by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSiS)

About the course The course is based around a spiral curriculum, demonstrating how the components are interlinked. Designed to be relevant to your work, you will develop an understanding of learning and teaching processes and management, and have the opportunity to apply theory to current practice.

n Information

and Learning Technology in the Lifelong Learning Sector

n Tutoring

Support and Guidance in the Lifelong Learning Sector

n Leadership

and Management in Education

n Mentoring

in Education

Did you know? This course offers both general and subject-specific training for new and experienced teachers.

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Professional Certificate in Education (PGCE): a Second Class Honours degree or above, and suitable qualifications (normally at NQF level three or above) in the subject they teach. Please note that this course is not applicable for international applicants.

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Post-Compulsory Education (Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector) Certificate/PGCE

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The Department of Language and Communication at Bedfordshire is proud to be a centre of high-quality teaching and research. Language teacher education and intercultural communication are areas of research expertise; our Centre for Research in Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA) was singled out for praise in the Government’s latest Research Assessment Exercise 2008 as “internationally excellent”. Our courses have a clear focus on English language and linguistics. The relationship between language and culture is established from the outset. Whether you opt for a pathway in translation and interpreting, business, teaching or media, you will be encouraged to analyse the words and expressions people use in writing and speech. The courses also develop effective communications and critical skills in a range of professional contexts.


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BA (Hons) English Language Studies with Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

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BA (Hons) English for International Communication (stage 3 only)

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International Undergraduate Foundation Course (IUFC)

For up-to-date information on part-time study options see www.beds.ac.uk/parttime

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The structure of my course is very good. There is always time to study independently, and in a group. My dissertation was the most challenging aspect of my course, but finishing it was extremely rewarding.

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Why choose English Language and Communication at Bedfordshire? Friendly atmosphere with experienced academics. Multicultural environment. Specialist facilities based in our dedicated Language Centre. Explores the practical application of communication and linguistic theory. Stimulating combination of theory and practical application. Practical teaching experience as an inherent part of the course. Unique in applying language skills to professional settings.

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Possibility to progress to a Master’s level course in business, media or intercultural communications.

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First-class facilities

We offer three main undergraduate courses:

Students at the Luton campus benefit from a large Language Centre and an experienced, approachable team of tutors. Facilities and support include:

n  BA

(Hons) English Language Studies – a stimulating, descriptive and applied study of English in a range of social and professional settings

n  BA

(Hons) English Language for Business – for those with interests in English used in an international business context

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(Hons) English Language Studies with TEFL – for those keen to enter the world of English Language Teaching with an emphasis on Teaching English as a Foreign Language – now also known as English Language Teaching (ELT)

Over the duration of your course, you will study the main areas of English linguistics, ie the vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation of English and the different ways in which communication is achieved. At stage two, you will have the opportunity to select options that allow you to specialise in areas such as translation, teaching, media and business. For a more comprehensive grounding in language teaching, the TEFL (also known as ELT) pathway provides a practical and theoretical underpinning for most language teaching scenarios. For those interested in a career in primary and secondary education, the TEFL pathway serves as a robust basis for a PGCE. The Department also offers preparation courses for University of Cambridge English exams. For those wanting a Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualification, we are established as a centre for exams such as the First Certificate in English (FCE) and the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE).

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language labs and an Assessed Practice Room

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Additional English language lessons

n  Language

clubs to discuss particular language issues

World-leading research The department is home to the Centre for Research in Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA). In the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, CRELLA’s research output was rated as “world leading” and “internationally excellent”. The research informs our courses and also offers scholars, examining boards and government organisations assistance in English language learning and assessment.

International Undergraduate Foundation Course This course prepares international students for entry to one of the University’s degree courses. We also have a language improvement and study skills pre-MBA (Master of Business Administration) pathway for prospective postgraduate MBA students.

Outstanding graduate success Our graduates enjoy an exceptionally high success rate – a large proportion graduate with First Class Honours or an Upper Second Class Honours degree.

We hold monthly drop in sessions for students to discuss language issues with other students and academic staff. The sessions cover questions on anything from communication and transcription to syntax and TEFL.


Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Assignments; in-class tests; presentations; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Attractive combination of theory and practical application n Stimulating

content from a range of discipline areas including psychology, philosophy, sociology as well as linguistics

About the course During stage one you will examine the scope of linguistics and its origins, and regard the grammatical, pronunciation and lexical systems of English. In stage two, your understanding of linguistic and communication theory is developed through syntax, phonology and how these areas can be used in professional contexts. In the final stage you will combine theory with practice. You will also have the opportunity to write a dissertation based on a topic that interests you. Career opportunities Graduates enter careers in local government, journalism and media, teaching, public relations, public services and other professional settings requiring good communication skills.

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the nature of the English language and how it is used

with: Theodore Maniski  Q: What opportunities does Bedfordshire offer that students may not find elsewhere? A:  Our courses provide a stimulating combination of theory and practical application. The friendly and supportive atmosphere in the department has been singled out for special mention each year in External Examiner reports. We have also been voted one of the top British universities for student satisfaction according to the The Independent’s Complete University Guide 2010 and 2011! See what else Theodore has to say: uob.cc/qr89

Q: What’s the contact time like between staff and students? A:  Each subject area is taught over two or three hours a week. In class there are plenty of opportunities for group discussion, questions and answers.

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/q140 | UCAS Code: Q140

Areas of study include: Words and grammar in speech and writing Communication and meaning, accents, dialects Critical reasoning and research skills

Did you know? This is the flagship course of the three degrees in the department. The two other courses, English Language with Business and English Language Studies with TEFL, are more specialised variants of this degree. The first year of all three degree courses is comparable, making it possible to change to one of the others if your priorities change.

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Academic Director, BA English Language Suite There are also weekly ‘drop in’ times when you can visit a lecturer for individual advice. The relationship between academics and students is one of the enduring impressions people have of our courses. Q: What’s a typical week like for a student in this department? A:  Classes are normally held over three days. The rest of the week is for private study, conducting research, especially during the second and third years, and part-time jobs. Q: What three words would you use to sum up the department? A:  Approachable, experienced, open-minded.

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English Language & Communication The Assessed Practice Room allows you to record lessons and play back to identify areas of improvement

English Language for Business Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Attractive combination of theory and practice n Explores

the practical application of communication and linguistic theory in a business context

n Excellent

choice for a businessrelated career that requires high-level communication skills

BA (Hons)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/nq13 | UCAS Code: NQ13

About the course You will study English language systems and how they are used for communication in a range of settings. Focusing on the different ways in which English is used in the commercial world, we can help develop your businessrelated interests in areas such as marketing, advertising or management.

sectors where good communication skills are required.

Some units allow you to focus on the ways English is used in a range of professional contexts, including international business, commerce, industry, public services and other sectors where good communication skills are required.

Conversation and text analysis

Career opportunities Graduates progress into careers in business and commerce, especially in multinational organisations, trade and industry, public services and other

Areas of study include: Grammar, morphology and the lexicon Business negotiation The language of persuasion and manipulation Pronunciation and speech styles

Did you know? Dissertations can cover topics such as advertising language and slogans.

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Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Assignments; in-class tests; presentations; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Excellent choice for a career in English language teaching n Train

as an English language teacher as part of your degree

About the course You will study the structure of English, how it is used and how it may be taught. You will learn how to plan lessons for

different types of learners, creating and adapting materials as required. Different types of learners will be considered as well as the impact a learner’s cultural and linguistic background may have on their views of the role of the teacher and the learner. During stage two, you will start teaching practice and broaden your understanding of how English works and how it is taught. In the final stage you will learn about second language acquisition, and produce an original piece of classroombased research for your dissertation. You will also undertake a placement at a local school or college in order to experience the realities of the classroom first-hand. Career opportunities Comprehensive preparation for a career in ELT, teaching in general or any professional environment where effective communication and presentation skills

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/eltefl | UCAS Code: QX31

are needed. Many graduates decide to follow a PGCE, for which they are very well placed, and then go on to teach in the education sector. Areas of study include: Grammatical and lexical systems of English Patterns of natural speech Communication of meaning TEFL materials development Teacher and student motivation

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English Language Studies with Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) BA (Hons)

Teaching and learning

Did you know? Bedfordshire graduates are currently teaching in more than 20 countries around the world.

Shaun Scott

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My course isn’t just about grammar; it includes a whole array of subjects ranging from psycholinguistics to culture and communication. My tutors have been fantastic and have offered me support throughout.

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English Language & Communication The language labs provide computers and microphones so you can record and play back to support and improve spoken English

English for International Communication (stage 3 only) Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 1 year full-time

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Entry requirements: This course is only for international students who have attained a level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. We accept students who have completed the first year of a degree in a related subject where English was the language of delivery, and those with HNDs in related subjects (see page 181). Key features n Offers the opportunity to sit the prestigious Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) exam n Develops

communication skills in English to a level suitable for professional employment

BA (Hons)

About the course This course is for those considering a career that requires high-level English language skills and is unique in focusing on their application in the workplace. It delivers input on a wide range of tasks, such as producing CVs, working on a product launch and making presentations, as well as interpreting and translating. You will develop team-working skills as you engage in projects that replicate the world of work in this field. You will also investigate how culture affects the choice of language we use, particularly in international business. You will consider research strategies and learn how to analyse data. You will also prepare small-scale research projects in English. Career opportunities Graduates may enter the world of international business and public services, as well as other sectors where good language skills are required.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/da04

Areas of study include: Interpreting and translation Cultural communication Analysis of language style Language and skills of professional presentations Research strategies

Did you know? You will benefit from the chance to sit the prestigious Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) exam.

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Starts in: Starts in June (full-time) or September (part-time) Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: 1 year part-time or 4-week intensive course in June Assessment: Teaching practice; presentations; written projects Entry requirements: A good level of general education and English. This course is aimed at those with a first degree, but also attracts applicants from less conventional backgrounds. Teaching experience and some grammatical awareness are an advantage. Key features n Awards i-TEFL status, the benchmark for entry-level teaching qualifications n Suitable

for native and non-native English speakers

Career opportunities The course is primarily aimed at those who are seeking a career in ELT for Continuing Professional Development purposes but is also relevant to other aspects of the ELT industry such as item-writing.

Areas of study include: Classroom management Teaching language skills Using audio-visual aids Syllabus and course design Language awareness Testing and assessment TEFL methodology

Did you know? If you want to improve your language skills, why not take up free English language lessons taught by our student teachers? We’ll even give a certificate for regular attendance.

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About the course English Language Teaching (ELT) also known as TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is offered as a four-week, full-time, intensive course

held every July, or as a part-time course running two evenings per week from September to June. The course is practical in orientation and is designed to develop your teaching skills to a level from which you can launch your career with confidence. Interactive workshops encourage you to draw on your own experience of language teaching and learning. The structure of the course addresses British Council expectations in terms of course content, duration and assessment. The assessed teaching practice component ensures that you can demonstrate you have previous practical teaching experience – something English Language Teaching (ELT) employers look for – along with the overall grade and tutors’ reports.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/el Apply direct to the University

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University Certificate in ELT

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General English Language Courses Starts in: Various Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street or Bedford campus Duration: 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks full-time, 1 term part-time Assessment: The pre-sessional English courses do not have a testing element. Our part-time courses have mid and end-point exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Courses offered at four levels n Opportunities

ESOL exams

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English Language tuition which will make you an effective communicator for both University and in other contexts

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About the courses Students entering the University who require English language top up prior to beginning their academic studies can join one of our suite of Pre-sessional English language courses. These courses aim to improve your written and spoken English. You will therefore enter your chosen course with the confidence to communicate effectively. All aspects of English are covered, including pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar. Part-time English courses include preparation for one of the Cambridge ESOL exams, offering the chance to gain one of these prestigious English language qualifications. The exams are offered at the University twice a year, in June and December. Part-time courses For those keen to raise their level of English by taking one of the Cambridge ESOL exams, these courses run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for four hours per week and can be taken at intermediate, higher-intermediate

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and advanced levels (subject to demand). These courses begin in September and February and run for 12 weeks in order to coincide with the December and June Cambridge ESOL exam sessions. Part-time students have full access to University facilities. Writing for the Media Summer School This course considers the various written styles and genres that constitute what has become known as journalese. English Language, Life and Culture Summer School Designed to practise and develop the range of communication skills required for the everyday life in the UK, this course includes the ability to differentiate between formal and informal English, communicate appropriately in a range of everyday situations, recognise a range of common idiomatic expressions as well as familiarity with typical patterns of lifestyle in the UK. General English Summer School Full-time summer school courses, which run for three weeks in July, are offered at higher levels. The courses involve 15 hours of tuition per week and cover conversation, listening, reading and writing skills. English Language Assessment Service If you do not already have a recognised English qualification, the General English teaching team offers a full assessment service – the Test of English Language Assessment Service (TELAS) – and is happy to make recommendations as to the amount and type of English language support you need. Further English support Students from across the University can opt to take some General English units and gain credit points towards their degree. Topics include English for Academic Purposes and English for Business, as well as preparation for one of the Cambridge ESOL exams, such as the Certificate of Proficiency in English.

Career opportunities These courses are relevant to careers in the public sector, education and care work, and also prepares you for further study at degree level in psychology or a related discipline. They equip you with a range of transferable skills that are deemed invaluable to employers, such as ICT, communication and presentation, knowledge and understanding, analysis and problem-solving. Areas of study include: Reading, writing, listening and speaking in English Presentation skills Exam training Business English Communicating in English both formally and informally

Did you know? The British Council stated in its recent inspection of the department that “a positive and co-operative learning atmosphere was evident throughout”.

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Starts in: September, January, April, June or August (subject to demand) Location: Luton campus, Vicarage Street Duration: One academic year Assessment: Presentations, exams, group work Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Includes an introduction to English academic culture n Instruction

study skills

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foundation programme for students taking other courses

The course aims to raise your level of English to the required level for acceptance on undergraduate courses, and to introduce you to the key study skills which you will need in order to cope with undergraduate level study at this or any other UK university. Unlike many other courses with similar aims, this course introduces you to some aspects of UK academic culture early on, so that you gain some understanding of the values which underpin such issues as plagiarism and ownership of knowledge. Another feature which distinguishes this course from others is the attention paid to each individual student. Your tutor will work hard with you in class. You will also

be given individual support by colleagues in the Language Centre. All of our courses are validated by the British Council accreditation scheme, whose last inspection stated that “a positive, co-operative learning atmosphere was evident throughout�. All aspects of the English language are covered and also their applications to the kind of tasks and work you can expect to be involved in as soon as you start your course. The course also gives you plenty of input and practice in presentation skills and technique, IT skills, group work, research skills and the preparation and drafting of extended pieces of written work. The courses are delivered by wellqualified staff in an informal atmosphere. You will have the chance to discuss your individual needs and receive tailored advice in one-to-one sessions.

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Areas of study include: Written and oral English Academic study skills, including presentations, essay-writing, reports, note-taking Research skills UK academic culture

Did you know? All our General English Language Courses and the International Undergraduate Foundation Course are validated by the British Council/English UK Accreditation scheme which ensures high quality and relevance.

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About the course This course is for students who are intending to take an undergraduate degree and have an IELTS score of around 4.5. It is a new and innovative international foundation course which we believe helps set the language and study skills in an easily understandable context. You will find the lessons and teaching staff dynamic and highly motivated. We have been delivering similar courses for many years and we have the experience to effectively help you achieve your aims.

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Law

At the University of Bedfordshire School of Law, we offer industry-standard facilities, expose you to the latest developments in legal practices and prepare you for a successful career in law.

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Law is a vibrant, challenging and rewarding field of study. Many employers consider the LLB to be one of the best qualifications available as it develops advanced research, writing and analytical skills. Our LLB course satisfies the requirements of the regulatory bodies of the legal profession (the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board) and gives exemption from the academic stage of legal training upon successful completion of the course. Subsequently, you can progress straight to the next stage of required study for a career as a solicitor or barrister, or postgraduate study.

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Law Why choose Law at Bedfordshire? Vibrant School of Law with friendly and accessible staff. You will learn in a supportive and dynamic environment. Enjoy an exciting range of optional units taught by experts in their fields. Access to industry-standard Moot Court which provides the opportunity to simulate real court proceedings.

The School of Law

Investing in the future of our students, the School of Law has its own designated space and modern facilities. The school is a friendly and vibrant teaching unit, staffed by a team that prides itself on student-centred learning and the quality of its teaching. Studying Law at the University of Bedfordshire not only gives you an understanding of the law and the various legal systems, but also develops complementary skills including groupworking, team-building, critical thinking and analytical ability.

Excellent facilities

We are proud to have invested in the industry-standard £180,000 Moot Court at the Luton campus, which is open to all our students on a law course, irrespective of which campus they may be based at, to ensure students benefit from a highly practical learning experience. We are close to Luton’s Crown and Magistrates’ courts and within easy reach of Bedford Magistrates’ Court, so you can step into the real world of law and get a taste for what the legal profession is really like.

Gaining experience

We want to prepare you for a successful career in law, so we offer plenty of opportunities for you to develop and explore your practical and professional skills.

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can attend career development days which are run each year to improve and enhance your career opportunities. These include developing interview skills and meeting with local legal professionals

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can take part in the annual internal mooting competition and the winners are invited to represent the School of Law nationally

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school is developing a Law Clinic led by a qualified solicitor which will enable students to participate in helping people with their legal problems

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will have the opportunity to hear guest speakers and lecturers from outside the school covering a range of areas such as commercial law and professional experience to enhance your learning environment

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University Law Society publishes its own magazine, which many of our students become involved with by submitting articles and reports. Being a member of the Law Society also helps you further your legal career by working with local solicitors and barristers. Students get opportunities to gain valuable work experience, enhance their skills and meet practising members of the profession – in other words, a great chance to network

Dynamic career paths

Studying Law at the University of Bedfordshire offers you a diverse learning experience to help develop your potential and increase your employability. Not only will we equip you to make it in the modern commercial world, but we will also provide you with lifelong skills. Many of our graduates have gone on to achieve success as solicitors and barristers. Others have gone on to work in a variety of careers in commercial companies, local authorities, the civil service, the EU and its various institutions, banks, financial institutions, the police force, the probation service and general management.

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Jonathan Goodman, who graduated from Bedfordshire with a First Class degree in LLB (Hons) Law, is now Joint Head of Chambers at 1 Gray’s Inn Square.


Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus or Luton campus Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; exams; individual and group presentations Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Gives exemption from the academic stage of training for a career as a barrister or solicitor n Teaches

core transferable skills in research, written and oral communication

n Completion

of this course allows entry to the LLM offered at the University

About the course The LLB course will provide you with key communication and research skills, and an understanding of English and EU law. Alongside the core topics which satisfy the requirements of the Law Society and Bar Council, you will study optional units which will focus on areas including public international law; commercial law; company law; e-commerce; criminal evidence; and family law. Some optional units may be offered at one location only so please check which campus this will be based at. Career opportunities Graduates will be prepared for a wide range of careers from solicitor to barrister, as well as work in commercial companies, local authorities, central government, the civil service, the police, financial institutions and international organisations. Postgraduate study is also available.

with: Chris Dixon Q: How do you help students secure jobs after graduating? A:  Specific units help students prepare job applications and CVs, and many of our students take part in work placements with local and national firms of solicitors or obtain work in barristers’ chambers or in-house legal teams. Q: What advice would you give future students? A:  Be challenged to be the best that you can be and aspire to achieve your goal of obtaining a Law degree and becoming a solicitor or barrister, or other legal professional. Q: What three words would you use to sum up the department? A:  Professional. Dedicated. Student-focused.

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LLB (Hons)

Areas of study include: Criminal law Contract law Tort law Land law Public law EU law Legal education and practice

Did you know? The University has a vibrant student Law Society which encourages friendships and hosts many events throughout the year including the Law Society Annual Ball and trips to the London courts.

Senior Lecturer Q: What opportunities do University of Bedfordshire students get that they may not find elsewhere? A:  Our students have a unique opportunity to take advantage of the specialist Moot Court allowing them to participate in mock trials. It also provides students with the opportunity to engage in extracurricular activities such as the national mooting competition and law conferences. Q: What do you think about the University’s facilities? A:  The Law School itself benefits from our brand-new Moot Court, which is perfect for facilitating the development of legal skills on the Law degree and any Master’s degree in Law.

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Media

The Bedfordshire Institute for Media, Arts and Performance aims to produce world-class practitioners in the creative industries. We offer students excellent facilities, innovative courses and committed teaching by professional practitioners and established experts. In addition, we offer a full range of extra-curricular activities for our students to become involved in, including presenting for the University’s radio station, Radio LaB; organising the Luton Arts Festival; performing your creative writing at ‘open mic’ nights; or running film festivals.

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Our students can also benefit from the expertise of our academic staff – and many even gain work experience on projects that our staff are currently working on. Some of our students have found themselves working on high-profile TV shows such as ITV’s Dancing on Ice, Britain’s Got Talent, and The Brits to name just a few.

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Media Why choose Media at Bedfordshire? Well-established department. Teaching staff have previous and continuing experience in local, regional, national and international magazines, newspapers, the broadcast media and PR. Strong professional awareness and close links with industry, giving opportunities to build professional contacts and experience. Masterclasses and guest lectures from high-profile speakers and visits to working newsrooms. Regular opportunities to attend mediarelated events and conferences, featuring international practitioners and theorists. Get involved in press conferences, producing newspapers and online magazines, TV and radio reports. Opportunities to collaborate with film and animation students. Experience your chosen subject in-house and through external work experience.

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Close to London, and the internationally renowned West End theatre scene, plus many broadcasting companies.

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Work on Radio LaB, the University’s very own radio station – you can present and produce your own shows, and it provides an outlet for student music. Very dynamic atmosphere with cultural events and research activity. Emphasis on employability and transferable skills.

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Offering both practical and reflective theoretical perspectives, our courses in journalism give you an in-depth understanding of the industry. You can specialise in sport journalism or develop your interest in magazine journalism. Or, you can combine creative writing with journalism to open up the opportunities for a professional writing career. We hold a series of ‘newsdays’ which are dedicated to reporting and breaking stories. Students also gain experience in reporting across a variety of media platforms.

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You will reflect on current practice in order to become a more effective media communicator, as well as gaining a sound theoretical understanding. Since teamwork is such a vital element in the media, we encourage you to work to a deadline with a fixed budget and to share responsibilities as a team member. Our media courses offer you the chance to deploy your creative skills, refine your technical expertise, and develop a substantial portfolio of work, either hardcopy or show-reel.

Facilities

You will benefit from a multi-million pound Media Arts Centre based at the Luton campus, which houses: n  Fully

equipped TV studio

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space’ rehearsal studio with audience facilities

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theatre with full lighting rig, control room and vision-mixing equipment

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HD television multi-camera studio and location video recording equipment

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multi-camera TV, theatre, self-operated studio, and rehearsal space

There are also two radio studios and ten digital video editing suites, plus creative writing labs, multimedia suites and studios for animation and design work. The ‘Media Hub’ at the Luton campus enables you to borrow a full range of the latest digital production equipment to help you complete practical assignments. You will also have access to the Press Association industrystandard news wires service.

World-leading research

You will benefit from a world-leading research culture within the Research Institute for Media, Art and Design. Half our research was rated ‘worldleading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ and 95 per cent was judged as being of ‘international significance’ in the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008. With a mature research base in media, the work of the Institute underpins all of our undergraduate courses.

Industry links

We have strong links with international companies such as JVC, as well as national organisations including the BBC and local newspapers. Most lecturers have worked, or continue to work, in journalism, broadcasting and film, in companies ranging from the BBC to Reuters. There are opportunities for you to engage with professionals from all walks of creative life and we have a full programme of visiting speakers from the creative industries, who also contribute to our careers days; recent masterclasses have included workshop sessions with CBBC presenter and former Media Performance student, Gemma Hunt.


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Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Show reels of news, portfolios, recordings, features and magazines; essays; computerised exams; in-class assessment Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 240 with at least 200 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent. All applicants will attend an interview. Students are expected to have a good level of written English (see pages 186-187). Key features n Practical editorial and production skills n Final

stage project or portfolio, building expertise and job contacts

n Regular

news days

About the course The course studies magazine, TV production and radio journalism to equip you with cross-industry editorial and production skills. You will work in a news room with Press Association feeds and use the latest technology. You will have access to two radio studios, creative writing labs and multimedia suites. With a substantial emphasis on practical broadcasting work, we aim to prepare you for the rapidly developing job market. The course also examines journalism as a business and social force. Career opportunities Graduates progress to careers in radio, TV broadcasting, publishing and press offices. With experience, you could become a studio-based presenter or a special news correspondent.

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You could also choose to move into programme-making and producing, or into management. Areas of study include: Radio journalism Reporting and writing Sub-editing, layout and design Specialist feature writing Essential skills for journalists Voice and presentation training Audio editing News and programme production

Did you know? You can work on Radio LaB – the University’s very own radio station, where you can present and produce your own shows.

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Head of Journalism & Communications

Q: What’s a typical week like for a student?

Q: What do you think about the University’s facilities?

A:  Nothing is typical or routine – especially in media. You will have timetabled classes, but you will also want to get involved in all of the outside activities. Some of our students recently worked on an all-night election special, and some were involved in the BBC’s regional broadcast of The Politics Show, held at the University.

A:  They are of a professional standard. We’ve installed High Definition cameras and editing in the TV studio – much to the envy of our guest speakers!

Q: What’s the contact time like between staff and students? A:  You will see your lecturer on a regular basis – in lectures, seminars and workshops. All of these sessions are there to guide you in your learning. For every hour you spend in a lecture or workshop, plan to spend two doing your own study or rehearsal.

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Q: How do you help students get jobs after graduating? A:  We help our students through their final year projects – many staff have industry contacts and put students in touch with them at this stage. The biggest challenge is making sure our courses are relevant for the future. What you learn now is what the industry needs in three or five years’ time – ready for when you graduate.

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Creative Writing Starts in: September

Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time Assessment: Written assignments; project work Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Opportunities to engage in crossmedia collaboration n Advice

and guidance on being published and finding outlets

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pathway in scriptwriting

unit in horror and dark fantasy

About the course This is a practical course with an emphasis on innovation and diversity. You will be encouraged to develop your own specialism within a variety of genres. You will have the opportunity to engage in cross-media and multimedia projects, as well as getting a strong grounding in web-based writing environments. Experienced writers, academics, research students and alumni will present readings and seminars. We are also launching Divergence, an international online journal of innovative writing and text-based art. The University’s Creative Writing Society, run by students, hosts ‘open mic’ readings and publishes work online. Career opportunities Creative Writing offers many career opportunities other than becoming a full-time writer. Advertising and copywriting are obvious examples, but graduates have also gone on to successful careers in TV script-editing,

Creative Writing & Journalism Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Provides advice and guidance on being published and finding outlets n Opportunities

to write creatively across a range of genres and media

About the course Tutors for this course are professional creative writers who all have print and broadcast expertise.

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You will gain hands-on experience in a wide range of journalistic and creative work, including reporting, news and features, fiction, creative non-fiction and new media writing. You will work with the latest technology in TV and radio studios, plus fully equipped edit suites. Our newsroom is equipped with Apple Mac computers and Press Association news feeds. You will have access to experienced writers, academics, research students and alumni who present readings, seminars and run in-house projects. Career opportunities Career opportunities available include print and new media journalism, as well as creative writing. Graduates also work in advertising, education, as well as in the arts and arts administration.

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music journalism and teaching. Creative Writing is a growth area of higher education worldwide. Many of our students go on to postgraduate study. Areas of study include: Innovative writing Scriptwriting Performance writing Creative non-fiction Collaboration Horror and dark fantasy

Did you know? A large proportion of our students are returners to learning – some of whom are in their 60s, meaning you can benefit from mixing with people from all walks of creative life.

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You might also consider going on to postgraduate study in any area of journalism, creative writing or professional writing. Areas of study include: Reporting and writing Scriptwriting Performance and innovative writing Literary journalism Sub-editing, layout and design Fiction in a range of genres

Did you know? Your final project will be devoted to creative writing or journalism, or to hybrid forms.

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Starts in: September

n Innovative

Location: Luton campus, Park Square

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Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Portfolios of news; features and magazines; essays; computerised exams; in-class assessment Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Practical multimedia journalism n Experience

of editorial and production skills for print and online journalism

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dissertation may be academic or practical, devoted to a project or portfolio, building expertise and job contacts

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assessments

to the Press Association industry-standard news wire service

About the course This multimedia course is taught by professionals with print, broadcast and academic expertise. You will gain experience of news gathering, reporting including location work and feature writing. You will work in radio studios and edit suites. Our newsroom is equipped with the latest Apple technology and Press Association news feeds. Course elements in production and publishing will develop cross-industry editorial and production skills. You will gain an understanding of the practice of entrepreneurial journalism as both a business and a social force. Career opportunities Print, broadcast media, online publishing, and press offices all require journalists at local, regional, national and international levels. Other career paths include research, sub-editing, production,

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editorial, new media production, columnists in regional, national and international media companies. Areas of study include: Essential skills for journalists Video skills and production Online publishing Magazine publishing Feature writing Sub-editing, layout and design Law and public administration Ethics Radio

Did you know? Experience practice-based journalism, which is challenging, demanding and taught by journalists who are actively involved in industry.

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Journalism & Public Relations Starts in: September

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newsroom equipped with professional news feed and industry compatible software

Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Practical portfolios and production work; essays; presentations Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Provides insights into current practices and future developments n Relates

the critical study of journalistic practices to public relations practice

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a unit on career development

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to study marketing and e-business

Career opportunities Many companies employ journalism and PR graduates as an essential part of their

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Starts in: September

as a multimedia practitioner – by studying print, online, radio and video, and working on real projects

Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Practical portfolios and production work; essays; presentations; computerised examinations

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About the course This course combines an understanding of practical journalism with an insight into public relations. The public relations part of the curriculum covers theoretical and practical aspects. It encompasses the full range of PR activities, as well as stressing the importance of an integrated approach. From the journalism curriculum you will gain experience of a range of journalistic work, including news gathering, news writing and feature writing. To enable you to develop cross-industry editorial and production skills, you will also study magazine, newsletter and newspaper publishing in print and online. This will have the added benefit of enhancing your communications skills.

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Provides insights into current practices and future developments in the magazine industry n Opportunities

to acquire practical experience using industry software

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experience opportunities on national magazines

About the course This course combines an understanding of practical magazine journalism with an insight into the industry. This integrated approach means you are able to put your learned theory into creative practice. It is the ideal opportunity to learn journalism in areas that constantly generate stories of national importance and interest. Not only will you gain expertise in magazine journalism, but experience a range of journalistic work, news gathering and writing. Career opportunities There are multiple opportunities open to magazine journalism graduates. The obvious openings are as news and

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business. Former students now work in magazine publishing, sports journalism, media research, press offices and PR companies. Areas of study include: PR strategy Reporting and writing Media relations Production design

Did you know? “The course taught me what to expect. I learnt to work on my own initiative, under pressure, and in a team.” Rebecca Findley Journalism & Public Relations graduate, Press Officer for UNISON, the UK’s largest public sector union.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/p501 | UCAS Code: P501

features journalists within magazines, online, print and in the broadcast media. There are also a range of roles in magazine publishing, journalism, media research, press office work and freelancing. Areas of study include: Reporting and writing Online publishing Multimedia options Production design Print production and design Specialist and feature writing

Did you know? You have the opportunity to work together to create your own publications for the audiences you want to reach in print and online.

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w430 | UCAS Code: W430

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Starts in: September

Radio 1 Xtra, KISS and BBC Local Radio. We have good connections with local radio stations around the University, with students and graduates gaining work experience both in the BBC and commercial stations.

Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Practical performance; presentations; essays; written exercises; journals

Areas of study include:

Entry requirements: Auditions and UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187).

Performance techniques Presenting for the camera Acting for the camera Stage and single camera directing

Key features n Prepares you to perform in TV, film, stage, radio and new media n Practical

assessments and exercises enable the building of showreel material to showcase students’ talents

About the course You will work through many performance and production skills and techniques. Your practical work will be informed by the study of media and cultural theory. The course also covers the creative and technical aspects of radio programme making, directing, script development, performance management, and lighting for the stage and for the camera.

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Media Performance

Exploring performance practices Performance management Theatre and single camera lighting Masterclasses, run by leading figures from different areas of performance for the media, are organised across all stages of study to inform and develop your skills. Career opportunities Graduates are working in front of the camera, presenting on CBBC, community channel local news, internet sports radio, and news programmes. Other graduates have gone on to work behind the camera as members of production teams or work at Radio 1,

Radio (digital recording and editing) Performance journeys from theory to practice

Did you know? “You are taught by industry professionals, so you know the teaching standards will be high.” Leah Woodley Media Performance graduate

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I chose to study journalism at Bedfordshire because the University’s subject rankings looked good. I also went to an Open Day and was impressed by the Media department’s facilities. It just felt like a professional environment.

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Media Practices (Mass Communications) Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Group presentations; practical work; reports; essays; exams; final year project; blogs; portfolio Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Offers the opportunity to test out media theories through practical work n Communication

area of focus

skills as a major

n Opportunities

for specialisation in the area of your choice: new media, scriptwriting, or radio

About the course This course will provide you with the

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academic skills to analyse the media and the practical skills to work within it. The aim of the course is to enable you to become an effective media communicator and analyst. You will choose a practical area (radio, scriptwriting or new media) and move from a basic to a broader production experience. You will look critically at aspects of the media (film, television, press, media institutions, new technologies) to understand how they work and their role in our lives. You will also produce a special project, choosing either to create a portfolio of work for job interviews, or to write a dissertation on an aspect of the media that you would like to explore in more depth. Career opportunities Career options include magazine and newspaper journalism, teaching, media research and production, local radio and photography.

Media Practices & Public Relations BA (Hons)

Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time

The public relations element of the curriculum covers both theoretical and practical aspects of PR. It embraces the complete range of public relations activities and stresses the importance of an integrated approach. The media practices curriculum will enable you to become an effective and responsible media analyst and communicator, and to understand the role of media in contemporary societies. You will study the practices involved in producing, describing, analysing and responding to the media.

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Assessment: Portfolios; written assessments such as reports and essays; oral presentations; exams; business plans; end of degree special project

practices together with an insight into the workings of the public relations industry.

About the course This course combines a thorough understanding of mass-media theory and

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Relates the critical study of media practices to public relations practice n Includes

units which focus on career development and the work environment

Career opportunities Many companies employ media and PR graduates as an essential part of their business. Former media students now work in magazine publishing, journalism, media research and digital media production.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/p300 | UCAS Code: P300

Areas of study include: Understanding the media Television studies Skills for media research New technologies in the media Working in the media Film studies: Hollywood, European and World cinema Radio, new media and scriptwriting Arts and events management Contemporary debates in the media

Did you know? Media Practices focuses on producing graduates with the necessary practical and analytical skills to operate in the ever-changing, contemporary media landscape.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/p3p2 | UCAS Code: P3P2

Areas of study include: Media theory Film and television studies Analysis of the various creative industries Marketing communications, PR skills and corporate strategy Media institutions Media and PR interface Independent film production

Did you know? Students on this course have access to our industry-standard facilities, and there is also a wide range of extra-curricular events and activities (arts festival, student film screenings, conferences) to complement your studies.

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Media Production Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Production work; portfolios; presentations; journals; essays; computer-based exams

Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Practical, vocationally relevant curriculum n Excellent

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/p310 | UCAS Code: P310

BA (Hons)

production facilities

n Lively,

enthusiastic community of staff and students

n Units

on career development and working in the media

All students learn to make dramas and documentaries. You can also specialise in one of the areas of moving image, radio, new media or scriptwriting.

Areas of study include:

Media production is a social activity and is influenced by many cultural, economic and political factors. You will also study these factors, together with the history of the media, so that you can make really effective, powerful media products that communicate with their target audience.

New media production

To find out more about the specialist Media degrees you can study, please see pages 113-114.

Film studies

essential skills in drama and documentary production

Scriptwriting Video and audio techniques and skills Working in the media Media theory

Did you know? Media Production graduates often go on to work in radio production, digital media production, journalism, teaching, advertising, media, PR and television.

About the course Media Production is a well-established and successful course. The course covers both theory and practice, and you will learn to combine these elements to communicate effectively.

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Career opportunities Career paths open to you include any industry that requires excellent communication and team-working skills. Many of our graduates have now progressed to successful careers in the UK and international media.

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The fact that I had prior experience of working in a TV studio, which was available to us at any time, helped me to stand out from the other job applicants. Adrian Sinatra Media Production graduate Assistant Producer for Live Interactive on Sky

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BA (Hons) Location: Duration:

For details see Media Production overview p.112

Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course Media Production (Moving Image) draws on the strengths of the well-established and successful course in Media Production. It adds to the existing provision by providing an opportunity to specialise in drama and documentary production. Media Production is a social activity and is influenced by many cultural, economic and political factors. You will study these factors, together with the history of the media, so that you can make effective, powerful media products that communicate with their target audience. The course covers theoretical and practical concepts,

and you will learn to combine these to communicate effectively. All students have opportunities to visit and take part in international film festivals and media conferences held at the University, featuring international practitioners and academics. Areas of study include: Producing documentary and drama Cinematography Sound design Post-production Working in the media Film studies

Media Production (New Media) BA (Hons) Starts in: Location: Duration:

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Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course Media Production (New Media) focuses on the design and production of the digital technologies deployed by the media industries. It provides an opportunity to develop and hone production skills while studying, through both theory and reflective practice, the cultural significance of the widespread adoption of these technologies in wider society. The emphasis of this course is on the production process. It will also provide a chance to explore the many

Did you know? You will participate in an exclusive premiere of final year students’ work, and receive feedback from industry insiders.

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historical, social, economic and political factors that impact on these processes. All students produce a wide variety of new media forms, such as blogs and websites plus presentations, dramas/ documentaries, essays and reports. Areas of study include: New media production Digital cultures Future media Film studies Documentary and drama production Social, political, legal and economic factors in media production Video skills and production

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Media Production (Radio) Starts in: Location: Duration:

For details see Media Production overview p.112

BA (Hons)

Areas of study include: Radio production

Assessment:

Social, political, legal and economic factors in media production

Entry requirements:

Film studies

About the course Media Production (Radio) is focused on the production process. Radio production is a social activity and is influenced by many cultural, economic and political factors. You will study these factors, together with the history of the media, so that you can make a range of effective, powerful radio programmes and other media products. The course covers theoretical and practical concepts, and you will learn to combine these elements for radio programmes, as well as essays, presentations, dramas and documentaries.

Documentary and drama production Working in the media Video skills and production Media theory Video and audio techniques and skills

Did you know? “I did my first course unit in radio and became instantly hooked on becoming a radio broadcaster. The facilities are great.� Jack Cornell Media Production student

Media Production (Scriptwriting) BSc (Hons)

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to communicate effectively. All students learn to write a variety of scripts as well as essays, presentations, dramas and documentaries.

Assessment:

Areas of study include:

Entry requirements:

Scriptwriting

About the course Media Production (Scriptwriting) adds to the existing provision by providing an opportunity to focus on scriptwriting. The emphasis of this course is on the production process. Scriptwriting is a key pre-production activity and is influenced by many cultural, economic and political factors. You will study these factors, together with the history of the media, so that you can produce a range of effective, powerful scripts and other media products. The course covers theoretical and practical concepts, and you will learn to combine these elements

Film studies

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Creative writing theory and practice Documentary and drama production

Did you know? You can write a full-length script for your special project, supervised by our scriptwriting expert!

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Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Online news sites; showreels of news; portfolios; recordings; features and magazines; essays; computerised exams; in-class assessment Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 240 with at least 200 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). All applicants will attend an interview. Students are expected to have a good level of written English. Key features n Practical editorial and production skills for online, print, TV and radio journalism n Gain

an understanding of journalism as both a business and a social force

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About the course This course is taught by a dedicated team of professionals with specific expertise in multimedia delivery, as well as broadcast, radio and academic expertise. You will gain experience of a wide range of journalistic work, including the newest digital platforms for journalists, online, live radio broadcasting and TV broadcasting. During the course you will develop an understanding of the dramatic pace of change, both in the production of journalism and in the business models underlying it, driven by online developments. Career opportunities Today’s journalists need fluidity to write and deliver news content in a variety of formats. Graduates from this course can progress into radio, TV broadcasting, publishing and press offices.

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Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years part-time Assessment: Practical course work; exams

About the course Stage one: Covers composition using industry-standard software and computer programming. It gives an introduction to music theory and the theoretical foundations of music technology.

Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187).

Stage two: Includes composing music for film and media. You will study recording and production and optionally software programming at a more advanced level. Students will cover different musical genres and practise music business skills.

Key features n Time split between practical work and academic assignments

Stage three: Collaborate with students from another media course and conduct your own research project.

n Collaboration

in media projects including film and animation

n The

University’s own radio station broadcasts student music and offers an alternative application of sound technology not covered by many university courses

Career opportunities Graduates can progress into: music and sound design for theatre, radio, television, museums, gaming content, software or new media; music technology journalism; management; and education. Computing

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Areas of study include: Reporting and writing New media production TV journalism and production Radio journalism Online publishing Sub-editing, layout and design

Did you know? The last unit of the degree is a supervised project or portfolio of your work in any medium on a subject of your choice, allowing you to demonstrate your expertise to future employers.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w390 | UCAS Code: W390

skills enable graduates to work outside the music industry. Areas of study include: Music software Recording and production Composing for film and media Music theory A wide range of musical repertoires Critical listening skills Music business

Did you know? Taught by experienced staff in an active media department, creating opportunities for collaborations that are not found in more traditional music departments.

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Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years part-time Assessment: Practical course work; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Sound and music for media n Cross-media n Recording

collaborations

and production

n Sound

processing and computer programming

About the course Stage one: Covers composition using industry-standard software and computer programming. It introduces music theory

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Practical skills combined with in-depth knowledge to give understanding and authority to your reporting n Stage

three can be devoted to a project or portfolio to take to interviews

n Options

and the theoretical foundations of music programming. You will learn mathematical foundations of computer music and work with students from other media courses to create radio programmes.

music technology journalism. Computing skills enable graduates to work outside the music industry.

Stage two: Studies techniques of sound processing and how to implement them. Advanced level programming. Explore different musical genres and develop music business skills.

Music software development

Stage three: Collaborate on a project (eg contribute sound or music for a computer game), and conduct your own research. You can also study the science of sound and how we hear (acoustics and psychoacoustics); or write computer programs that generate music.

Critical listening skills

Career opportunities Graduate careers can include: design, recording, production and mastering of music and sound; forensic audio including restoration and archiving; design and development of music software; and

BA (Hons)

Starts in: September

for experience within radio, television, print and online journalism

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w370 | UCAS Code: W370

Areas of study include: Recording and production Sound processing techniques A wide range of musical repertoires Music business Industry-standard music software

Did you know? The course is taught by highly experienced staff in an active media department, creating unique opportunities for crossmedia collaborations that are not found in more traditional music departments.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/p590 | UCAS Code: P590

About the course You will gain experience of a wide range of journalistic work, including sports news reporting, news writing and feature writing.

Areas of study include:

To help you develop your cross-industry editorial and production skills, you will study the entrepreneurial aspect of the industry and its multimedia demands, and explore the sports and media industries as businesses and social forces. The course covers the history, governance and commercial development of all the world’s major sports. You will be engaged in live match reporting of a range of sports at a variety of local and regional sporting venues.

Practical sports reporting

Career opportunities The transferable skills which our journalism graduates acquire remain in demand. Career opportunities include publishing, copywriting, public relations work, in-house press office positions, sports journalism, media research and digital media.

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Reporting and writing Sub-editing, layout and design Sports media and culture Sport and physical activity in society Shorthand

Did you know? ”What I like most about the course is going out into the streets and interviewing people. You gain hands-on experience and it gives you an idea of what you’re going into. You can then put your skills into action in a real environment.” Laura Firkins Sport Journalism student

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Gemma Hunt Media Performance graduate TV Presenter for CBBC

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w610 | UCAS Code: W610

Assessment: Practical production work; presentations; group work; individual work; essays; journals, computer-based assessment

The course explores a wide range of inter-connected disciplines. You will also study key issues in understanding television and other media. Your final year includes a major piece of independent work. The course suits people who want to work behind the camera and who enjoy being part of a team.

Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187).

Career opportunities Graduates go on to production and technical jobs in television, film, new media, radio, commercial and corporate sectors of the industry.

Key features n Learn key production skills to turn your ideas into actual projects

Areas of study include:

n Family Food Fight

Multi-camera television skills

n Britain’s Best Dish

Cinematography, sound design and editing effects

n I deal World Shopping Channel

Location video production

n Comic Relief

Scriptwriting

n Dancing on Ice

Production and direction

n Peep Show

Independent special project

n Derren Brown

Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time

n Opportunities

to develop a substantial portfolio of work

About the course With more than 500 UK satellite and cable television channels and 1,000 plus independent production companies, mainstream broadcasters, and the growing number of internet channels, TV is a fast-expanding growth area. This course enables you to study with industry practitioners in a modern, hi-tech environment.

Radio Key themes and issues in television Music video

Did you know? Many of our students secure jobs and work placements on highprofile shows including: n Britain’s Got Talent n The X Factor n Masterchef Australia n The Door

n The Real Hustle n Supernanny

TV drama

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I have been working for over four years as a main presenter for CBBC and have also worked freelance for the BBC, GMTV and other independent companies. The University helped me no end with my personal performance and gave me confidence to work in such a hectic business.

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The Division of Performing Arts and English is based at our Bedford campus. It is a vibrant and creative division with an increasing portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The diverse range of courses is supported by the University’s on-campus theatre, which will help students to channel their imagination and creative energy into an outstanding artistic future. By studying with us students can benefit from the strong focus on employability which is incorporated into each of our courses. Dance students have the opportunity to tour and perform in professional regional venues as part of the University’s Dance Company; our Performing Arts students have the chance to perform in full-scale theatre productions; and Theatre students set up and run their own small-scale touring company.


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Creative & Performing Arts 121 BA (Hons) Dance & Professional Practice 122 BA (Hons) Education Studies & English 123 BA (Hons) English & Theatre Studies 124 BA (Hons) English Studies 125 BA (Hons) Performing Arts 126 BA (Hons) Theatre & Professional Practice For up-to-date information on part-time study options see www.beds.ac.uk/parttime

Dance & Professional Practice graduate Teaching Assistant for DanceEast

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This course prepared me for employment by allowing me to see the practical and theoretical elements involved. What I liked most about the course were the technique classes, as they enabled me to learn a range of different styles and strengthen my own technique.

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Why choose Creative and Performing Arts at Bedfordshire? Staff have high-profile professional experience as performers, choreographers, artistic directors and dance practitioners. Our excellent facilities include a suite of purpose-built dance studios, access to a large professionally equipped theatre and separate studio-theatre space. Opportunity to tour and perform in professional regional venues as part of the University Dance Company. Your experience is enhanced through input from visiting artists. Academic staff with extensive teaching experience in schools. Introduction to a wide range of literature in English.

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Excellent preparation for a PGCE course, in Primary or Secondary Education.

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80-seat theatre studio

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World-leading research

Theatre

Supportive teaching in small groups.

Our students have access to an excellent range of facilities, including a £4.5m 280-seat theatre, which is one of the largest in the county. It presents an opportunity for students to perform in professionally equipped surroundings and to experience the work of visiting artists as part of professional seasons of touring work. We also offer a range of cutting-edge facilities, including:

Our English courses, which are held at the Bedford campus, build on the strengths gained from a long tradition of English teaching at Bedford, but also incorporate contemporary developments within the subject.

Dedicated, research-active teaching team.

Friendly campus with a lively Performing Arts Students’ Union society.

Fantastic facilities

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Work in our professionally equipped 280-seat theatre and 80-seat studio theatre.

On-campus poetry readings and theatre performances as part of the University of Bedfordshire Theatre’s professional season.

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Our Dance course offers the opportunity to work with internationally recognised artists and lecturers. The focus is on contemporary dance training and education. The aim is to enhance your employability as a dancer and in the wider creative industries. Additionally, your experience on the course is enhanced through input from internationally significant visiting artists and by access to professional performance work.

Performing Arts focuses on contemporary performance practice, enabling you to engage in the disciplines of dance and theatre, and to explore the range of possibilities in bringing the two subjects together. The course has a strong focus on studio-based and practice-led study in an environment that encourages the development of skilled practitioners.

Opportunity to gain vital school experience within the course, or through the volunteer programme at the University.

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Studying Theatre at Bedfordshire will provide you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in the process of theatre-making, predominantly as an actor, director, playwright and/or workshop facilitator. We also host a season of professional performance that will give you access to the latest touring work in theatre. And you can also get involved in workshops and talks from visiting artists and practitioners.

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Our English students have exclusive access to the Hockliffe Collection, one of the most important collections of 18th and 19th-century children’s books in Britain. The Division of Performing Arts and English has a strong research culture which develops and maintains the excellent quality of teaching in its subject areas. The Centre for Applied Research in Dance (CARD) supports and promotes excellence in research in dance and knowledge transfer between the academic and professional domains within the subject. CARD also works with a range of regional and national professional dance companies and organisations such as Youth Dance England, National Dance Agencies and Arts Council England, who regularly provide workshops.

Dance at Bedford has an international reputation for research in the areas of choreography and dance technology.


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on strong existing partnerships with national and regional dance agencies

Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Performance; practicebased assignments; course work; written assignments Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 240 with at least 200 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). All successful applicants will be invited to attend an audition and interview. Key features n Studio-based and practice-led learning n Focus

on the key areas of dance technique, performance, choreography, improvisation, and critical and cultural analysis

n Models

of professional practice embedded to enhance students’ employment skills and entrepreneurial awareness

n On-campus

access to current professional performance practice

About the course This innovative course engages with current ideas in dance. It emphasises your growth as an articulate dance artist through the key areas of dance technique, choreography, performance, improvisation, and critical and cultural analysis. Engagement with professional practice is central to your learning experience and enhances future employability. Opportunities to engage with the dance profession will be supported through on-campus professional facilities and performances, and through strong links with regional and national dance and performing arts organisations. Career opportunities Graduates have progressed to careers in performance, choreography, teaching, arts policy and community arts practice. Graduates also have the chance to pursue further training or postgraduate study.

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Areas of study include: Dance technique Performance Composition and improvisation Choreography Critical and cultural analysis New media and digital technology Dance writing and seminar presentation Marketing and entrepreneurship in dance Leadership in dance education Dance policy and infrastructure Marketing and project management in dance Dance on screen

Did you know? Students have the chance to provide dance expertise and performances in industry, and have access to on-campus training opportunities through the University’s Dance and Performance Evening School.

with: Professor Helen Bailey Q: What’s the contact time like between staff and students? A:  The contact time varies from one course to another. In addition to lectures, seminars and practical workshops, students are expected to use their time for rehearsals and independent study. Q: Where have you worked before? See what else Helen has to say: uob.cc/qr117

A:  I had a career as a professional dance artist and worked as a performer and choreographer with a range of companies, touring nationally and internationally. As Artistic Director of my own dance company, Ersatz Dance, I have direct experience of the profession and understand the challenges.

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Q: What opportunities do Bedfordshire students get that they may not find elsewhere? A:  Students have access to worldleading experts who deliver their courses, and will work within state-of-the-art facilities that provide direct experience of the professional working environment. Q: How do you help students secure jobs after graduating? A:  Members of staff have extensive links with the creative industries, which provide students with direct access to industry specialists and develop entrepreneurial skills. Students are also supported through placements, work-based learning, developing a portfolio as well as audition techniques. E: admission@beds.ac.uk

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Creative & Performing Arts The Hockliffe archive includes a wide range of library genres from fables and fairy tales to poetry and fiction

Education Studies & English Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Essays; individual and group projects; oral presentations; portfolios; phase tests; exams

librarianship, youth work and local government. Many progress to a PGCE in Primary or Secondary Education, both of which are offered at Bedfordshire.

Education Studies covers key educational ideas and theories, whilst English provides a good grounding in core English literature. It also covers creative writing, language and linguistics, children’s fiction, women and culture, and American, Irish and African literatures.

Areas of study include:

Stage one provides an introduction to the theories of education and literature, as well as the role of language in society and historical notions of childhood and the child.

World literature in English

Key features n Excellent progression route to a PGCE, without having to commit to either Primary or Secondary Education

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n Good

grounding in English literature, a key National Curriculum subject

n New

campus facilities and a friendly, collegiate environment

About the course This is a popular and prudent choice for students who intend to pursue a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) following their BA degree.

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It is also an increasingly attractive academic discipline in itself, offering students the opportunity to put their education in context.

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187).

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In stages two and three, all students study Shakespeare, children’s fiction, the development of the curriculum and 21st century childhoods. Additionally they select options within Education Studies and English that are of most interest to them. Students also write a dissertation on a topic of their choice. Career opportunities Recent graduates have begun careers in teaching at all levels, as well as in

The child and the curriculum Language and linguistics Early years education Disability and special needs education Social constructions of childhood Language, ideology and power Supporting early learning

Did you know? Our students have access to the Hockliffe Collection, one of the most important and rare collections of 18th and 19th century children’s books in Britain.

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Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Essays; performance; group research; presentations; seminar papers; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). All suitable applicants will attend an audition and interview. Key features n Course combines and integrates the study of English and theatre n Develops

skills and knowledge in both subject areas

n Practice-led

study of acting, directing, devising and creative writing

n Focus

on literature from Renaissance to the present, avant-garde theatre, world literature, creative writing and film studies

BA (Hons)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/wq43 | UCAS Code: WQ43

About the course This course focuses on language, text and performance to develop skilled arts practitioners. You will engage with the major modes of literature, films, videos and actual live performances.

management, community arts practice and youth work. Other graduates have moved on to postgraduate study.

Stage one builds a foundation in the historical and theoretical study of literature and develops you as an actor/ performer through workshops and productions. Stage two focuses on the making of performances as a director/ deviser/writer and offers you the opportunity to specialise in a chosen area of English studies. In stage three of the course you will produce a dissertation through creative practice, in either theatre making or creative writing.

Creative writing

Delivered within a vibrant, creative department, the course builds upon the strengths gained from a long tradition of teaching English and theatre at our Bedford campus. Career opportunities Graduates have progressed to careers in performance, journalism, teaching,

Areas of study include: Acting, directing, devising Production work Literature in history

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English & Theatre Studies

American, African and Irish literature Film studies Elizabethan and Jacobean drama 19th and 20th century literature Children’s fiction

Did you know? You will have access to our £4.5m 280-seat theatre – the largest in the region – plus three dance studios and an 80-seat studio theatre.

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This course is great for preparing you for employment and I think it’s a good stepping stone into the industry. I hope to be an independent choreographer or dancer, and the University has definitely helped me in getting the knowledge needed to work as a freelance artist.

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English Studies

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/q310 | UCAS Code: Q310

BA (Hons)

Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Essays; oral presentations; phase tests; portfolios; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Opportunities to specialise in your particular areas of interest and design a course that best fits your strengths and learning styles n Enhances

employability by providing valuable transferable skills

About the course This is a distinctive course comprising literature, language and creative writing. It enhances students’ self-development in terms of articulacy, cultural scale of reference, imaginative engagement and creative thinking.

Stage one provides a solid foundation, covering the main literary genres and periods, with language, identity and society, and with different kinds of writing.

or Secondary Education, both of which are offered at Bedfordshire.

Stage two features one compulsory area of study, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. You will then choose from creative writing, language, film studies, canonical English literature or American literature.

Language and linguistics

The final stage brings the study of literature up to the present day. A dissertation on a chosen topic is compulsory, though this may be a piece of creative writing. Students on this course have access to the Hockliffe Collection – one of the most important collections of 18th and 19th century children’s books in Britain. Career opportunities Recent graduates have gone on to careers in the media, publishing, marketing, public relations and arts administration. Many of our students go on to do a PGCE in either Primary

Areas of study include: Film studies Creative writing American, Irish and African literatures Children’s fiction Practical writing Elizabethan and Jacobean drama

Did you know? English at Bedfordshire consistently achieves outstanding scores in the National Student Survey, with 96 per cent of our students expressing overall satisfaction with the course in the most recent survey (2010).

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This course prepares you for employment by introducing you to a wide spectrum of possible careers. The practical writing unit is particularly useful for this. My advice to anyone thinking of studying here would be that it will be hard work, but it is a fantastic experience. You will discover things about yourself that you never knew and be a more confident person because of it.

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BA (Hons)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w403 | UCAS Code: W403

Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Course work; practical Entry requirements: UCAS tariff of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186187). All applicants will attend an audition and interview.

Creative & Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Key features n Practice-led study of theatre, dance and performance n Study

of acting and dance techniques

n Creation

of inter-disciplinary performance through the study of physical, devised and dance theatre

n On-campus

access to current professional performing arts practice

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you for work in the performing arts industry

Performance is at the heart of all learning and assessment. Our approach develops articulate, skilled practitioners. At stage one you will develop a common vocabulary for your studies across dance and theatre, culminating in an end-of-year performance. At stage two you will apply this knowledge to both the development of choreographic practice and a full-scale production of a dramatic text. At stage three you will undertake an independent research project, alongside advanced study of performing, directing, choreography, and community performance practice. How to work as a professional in the performing arts

industry underpins practical elements of the course across all three stages.

Collaborative and devised performance

Career opportunities Graduates have progressed to careers in acting, dance performance, teaching, small-scale touring, arts management, community arts and educational outreach, and technical theatre production. Performing Arts graduates also have the opportunity to pursue Master’s or PGCE study and research.

Leadership in a community context

Areas of study include: Acting and dance technique Choreography and directing Full-scale production work in dance, theatre and inter-disciplinary practice

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New writing for stage Performance integrating new technology Theoretical subject-based knowledge

Did you know? Students have the chance to work towards a NCFE Level One Certificate in Technical Theatre, enabling you to gain formal recognition of your skills and an additional qualification, alongside your academic studies.

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About the course This course focuses upon current practice in cutting-edge theatre, dance and inter-disciplinary performance. You will have the opportunity to work as a director, choreographer, actor, dancer, and project leader. The course aims to create innovative graduates, who are able to adapt their skills to different professional performance contexts.

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BA (Hons)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/w491 | UCAS Code: W491

Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Course work; practical Entry requirements: UCAS tariff of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). All suitable applicants will attend an audition and interview. Key features n Introduces you to a broad range of contemporary theatre practice n Trains

you to work as a creative theatre practitioner

n Emphasis

on professional practice-led learning and teaching

n Helps

you to develop a professional portfolio of work whilst you are studying

n You

explore ways in which theatre can transform lives in community settings

n Taught

by academic specialists and professional theatre-makers/performers chance to perform in full-scale theatre productions, and to set up and run a small-scale touring company

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About the course This course enables you to immerse yourself in the process of contemporary theatre-making, predominantly as an actor, director, playwright or workshop facilitator. You will be involved in professional practice from stage one, ensuring that you are fully prepared for your career as a performer or creative theatre practitioner. Throughout stage one you will work as an actor and deviser on a range of public performance projects. You will start to develop your professional CV and your understanding of the theoretical concepts that underpin your work. At stage two you will have the opportunity to work as a director, to run a workshop with a local community

group, and to plan a season of work that will be realised in small-scale companies during stage three of your course. Career opportunities Graduates of this course are employed as actors, teachers, educational outreach workers or specialist trainers, which may supplement their work as small-scale theatre directors, workshop programme creators, project managers or freelance directors. Areas of study include: Acting Directing, devising, scriptwriting

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Avant-garde theatre Planning and running community-based workshops Analysis, critical theory and interpretation of drama and theatre Theatre production

Did you know? Students have the chance to perform in full-scale theatre productions during their studies.

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We host a professional season of performance on campus that will give you access to the latest touring work in dance, theatre, music, comedy, poetry and film. You can also get involved in workshops.

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Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Nursing-related courses at the University of Bedfordshire show continued success, raking joint first in the country for graduate prospects, achieving top marks in The Independent’s Complete University Guide 2012. The most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2010 highlights our outstanding graduate success – an impressive 96 per cent of our health graduates entered employment and/or further study within six months of graduation. For Child Nursing and Midwifery courses employment rates are as high as 100 per cent.

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Nursing, Midwifery & Health 132 FdSc Assistant Practitioner 133 BSc (Hons) Midwifery: Registered Midwife 135 BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) 136 BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child) 136 BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) 137 DipHE Operating Department Practice (ODP) 138 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – Diploma to Degree 139 (B.Ost/M.Ost) Bachelor/Master of Osteopathy 181 Related foundation degrees Have you also considered...?

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I chose Bedfordshire because it offers one of the best courses in the country for paediatric nursing. We spend a lot of time on the wards, so our experience is realistic and prepares us for work. Plus the lecturers are always willing to go the extra mile to help us out. Studying here has been a real confidence boost.

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Why choose Nursing, Midwifery and Health at Bedfordshire? We are ranked joint first for nursing graduate prospects in the UK, achieving top marks in The Independent’s Complete University Guide 2012. Excellent employment record – 96 per cent of healthcare students in work and/ or further study (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2010). Close collaboration between lecturers, mentors and surgical service managers. Taught by specialist practitioners. Multi-professional learning integrated into all courses in the faculty. Integrated theory and practice. Local practice placements in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. University-based education delivered in modern, dedicated health environments. State-of-the-art e-learning, including e-portfolios. Outstanding educational support from lecturers. Personal tutor for each student for the duration of the course. Opportunity to experience a range of practice areas.

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Contemporary curriculum

We offer a wide range of employmentfocused health courses, including Foundation Degrees, courses leading to professional registration and courses for continuing professional development at degree, Master’s and doctoral levels. All courses are developed and run in collaboration with partners in health and social services in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, and incorporate practice-based learning with a skills focus. They are informed by leading research undertaken by our staff, some of whom are based in the Institute of Health Research. The Institute has a national research profile in: n  Health

inequalities

n  Health

policy

n  Chronic

disease management

n  Organisational n  Educational

development

research

Pre-registration courses

The University of Bedfordshire is the only provider of nursing and midwifery theory and practice in Bedfordshire and mid and south Buckinghamshire, and the key provider of operating department practice in Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas. Courses leading to professional registration include: n  Midwifery n  Operating

Department Practice

n  Adult

Nursing

n  Child

Nursing

n  Mental

Health Nursing

Placements to support these courses are offered in local hospitals and community settings within Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Fantastic facilities

University-based education takes place in £2m facilities at the new Buckinghamshire

campus (Aylesbury) and at the awardwinning site in Bedfordshire (Butterfield Park, Luton). Fully equipped with contemporary purpose-built facilities, both campuses ensure a modern and vibrant environment for today’s approaches to teaching, providing health students with plenty of opportunities to develop and refine their clinical skills. The campuses also host a mix of fully networked computer suites, each with its own Learning Resources Centre and a digital library boasting 2,000 healthrelated e-journals. Nursing students also have access to the NHS Trust Libraries.

The perfect balance

Our Nursing, Midwifery and Operating Department Practice courses provide students with a balanced curriculum whereby students spend 50 per cent of their time in practice and 50 per cent in the University. Successful completion of your course will enable you to take on the role within your chosen profession with confidence and register with the relevant regulatory body.

Teaching by professionals

Staff in the departments are experienced and dynamic. We have professors specialising in reflective practice, clinical leadership and minority ethnic diversity, particularly in relation to organ transplantation. Staff are active members of government and professional groups and committees, such as: n  The

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Maternity

n  The

Department of Health Organ Donation Task Force

n  The

Health Professions Council

n  The

Patient Safety Agency

n  The

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Tuition fees

Students on the Midwifery and Nursing degrees may receive an NHS means-tested bursary. Bursary arrangements for the Operating Department Practice course are currently under review. Tuition fees are met by a contract with the Strategic Health Authority (subject to governmental review). For more details, visit: www.beds.ac.uk/money

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

A range of degrees and stand-alone courses are offered to meet continuing professional development needs. These courses are planned and developed in partnership with practitioners, NHS Trust managers and other agencies – a process which encourages inter-professional collaboration while maintaining the courses’ relevance to current practice and partnership working. Course outcomes are mapped against the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework and occupational standards, along with the competencies and skills that students develop in practice. See page 138 or visit: www.beds.ac.uk/postqualify for more information.

with: Anthony McGrath Q: What unique opportunities does studying Health at Bedfordshire offer? A:  We focus on the acquisition of professional skills, so our courses are developed with practice placement providers and delivered in new facilities. What’s more, student intakes here are smaller compared to many universities, which means that we get to know all our students well and are able to offer them extra support. Plus, a personal tutor guides them through their course. Q: How do you help students secure jobs after graduation? A:  Most of our students secure their first job choice as a result of their studies here. We also link in with our clinical partners and have an award-winning careers service.

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Foundation Degrees

A range of Foundation Degrees is available, offered at the University or in partnership with local further education colleges, including: n  Assistant

Practitioner (page 132)

Courses with collaborative partners The University of Bedfordshire also offers courses in partnership with the British School of Osteopathy (BSO). These include: n  B.Ost

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Other interests include spinal cord injury, medical ethics, genetic markers in cardiology, privacy and dignity, drug calculation and administration, service users’ feedback, gastro-intestinal nursing, clinical teaching, and current innovations in learning and teaching.

Ostepathy (page 139)

n  M.Ost

Osteopathy (page 139)

For more information, contact: British School of Osteopathy (BSO) www.bso.ac.uk +44 (0)20 7089 5316

Acting Head of Acute Health Care Q: How do you rate the facilities? A:  They are top notch and getting better by the day – we have recently opened a modern simulation lab at our Luton site, and have specialist skills labs in Aylesbury and Luton. Q: Describe a typical week for a healthcare student. A:  Classroom-based education can be delivered any time between 9.30am and 6pm (usually 9.30am-4.30pm). In practice, students experience a real shift pattern, with occasional start times as early as 7am and sometimes working through the night. Q: What advice would you give future students? A:  Come to one of our open days. These offer an opportunity to find out more about our courses, visit the facilities and meet staff and current students.

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Assistant Practitioner Starts in: September or March Location: University campuses in Aylesbury and Luton Duration: 2 years full-time Assessment: Exams; portfolio; presentation; reports; case study Entry requirements: You must have one of the following: four GCSEs at grades A*-C; NVQ level two in a health-related subject; a portfolio of evidence demonstrating skills in maths and writing and experience of caring, communications and team-working. You should also be employed as a healthcare assistant band two, three or four, and agree with your line manager that you are able to undertake the course. Successful applicants will be invited for an interview.

FdSc

Key features academic credit which enables progression onto professional health and social care degrees

n Provides

n Practice

assessments follow the Knowledge and Skills Framework, an occupational standard for the NHS

About the course This course prepares you to practise safely and effectively in a changing healthcare context, thus maintaining a high quality of service and ensuring the protection of your customers. You will benefit from a range of personalised learning approaches, including simulated clinical environments, workshops and personal study in the University’s specialist facilities. However, the majority of your practical skills will be developed through personal tutor supervision at your current place of work.

practitioner in any hospital department within the NHS or independent healthcare sector, supporting and assisting colleagues who have professional registration. Areas of study include: Learning and practising in care environments Care skills for assistant practitioners Life sciences Performing in professional environments Customer care

Did you know? The majority of your learning takes place in your current working environment, so you can enhance your skills and continue to practise at the same time.

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Career opportunities On completion of this course you will be qualified to work as an assistant

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Midwifery graduate

Midwifery: Registered Midwife Starts in: September (3-year course) or March (18-month course) Location: University campuses in Aylesbury or Luton, with hospital sites in Luton, Bedford, Aylesbury and High Wycombe

Key features fully supported by mentors, practice educators and lecturers

n Practice

n Students

on the three-year course may receive an NHS means-tested bursary; tuition fees are met by a contract with the Strategic Health Authority

Duration: 3 years full-time (45 weeks per year) or 18 months full-time (78 weeks) Assessment: Case studies; written and oral exams; reflective essays; presentations; practical exams (OSCEs) Entry requirements: Five GCSEs grades A*-C, including English, maths and a science subject and 240 UCAS tariff points, which must include a minimum of two A levels or their equivalent; or an Access to Healthcare and Social Studies course (with at least 80 per cent of the assessments at level three); or a BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care (equivalent to 240 tariff points) and evidence of recent study which includes a written assessment. Plus, preferably, three months’ relevant work experience. If you are already a registered adult nurse and have 60 credits at level two, preferably with at least six months’ experience as a nurse, you can apply for the 18-month course.

BSc (Hons)

About the course This course equips you with the knowledge and skills to give effective care to childbearing women and their families in an ever-changing society. You will learn how to be responsive to the socio-economic, cultural, physical and psychological needs of women. You will develop these skills through role play and scenario-based learning. The course also prepares you for your wider role in public health within primary and secondary care settings, including the promotion of sexual health. To acquire these profession-specific skills, you will spend half your time in practice and half in the University. Due to the professional nature of the qualification, the curriculum spans 45 weeks of the year.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview.

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/b711 | UCAS Code: B711

Career opportunities Our graduates are working as midwives in a variety of clinical settings, including hospitals, the community and birth centres. There are opportunities to advance in clinical practice or research in areas such as teenage pregnancy and infant feeding, specialist ultrasound midwives, independent midwives and midwife consultants. Midwives can choose to develop their public health role or specialise in neonatal care. Areas of study include: Normal childbearing processes Public health Promoting women’s health Acute and emergency midwifery care

Did you know? Placements start in the community with one-to-one support and guidance from a named community midwife; from there you will be placed in delivery suites and maternity wards and briefly in mental healthcare.

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I decided to take my placement in Ghana which took me out of my usual environment and comfort zone. The experience showed me you can take midwifery knowledge anywhere, and do a good job even with limited resources.

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Nursing Adult, Child, Mental Health BSc (Hons)

Starts in: September and/or March Location: University campuses in Aylesbury and Luton, with hospital sites in Luton, Bedford, Aylesbury and High Wycombe Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Professional portfolios; reflective journals; case studies; presentations; written, oral and practical exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels or an equivalent qualification, or an AVCE Double Award, an Access qualification (successfully completed with at least 30 merits), or equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureate or BTEC National Diploma. All applicants need to demonstrate their literacy and numeracy by attaining at least a grade C in English and maths at GCSE or equivalent for example level two adult literacy and numeracy. Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview. The applicants’ numeracy and literacy skills will be tested at interview stage.

Success will result in your being awarded a degree with Honours, as well as achievement in the proficiencies required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to be eligible for Registration as an Adult, Child, or Mental Health Nurse on Part One of the Council’s Register. The course is divided into three stages. Stage one introduces you to the fundamentals of nursing in a range of settings. In the second and third years,

you will specialise in your chosen field of nursing. Practice-based education accounts for 50 per cent of the course. During this time you will be supported by University staff and practice-based mentors. Career opportunities As a Registered Nurse, you will be able to work in a range of healthcare environments, including the community, and residential and hospital settings.

Key features n Supported practice placements in partnership with local NHS Trusts practice, interprofessional working, research, patient safety, diversity and ethics spiral throughout the course

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year shared by all nursing students irrespective of their field of practice

About the course If you care about people, enjoy being with them, and value challenging yet rewarding work, nursing is an ideal career choice. Almost nothing beats the sense of fulfilment that comes from helping someone to successfully manage a difficult life event. These courses develop the skills and knowledge necessary for meeting the diverse and changing health needs of people from a range of communities. For more reasons to study Nursing, Midwifery & Health at Bedfordshire, go to page 130

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Starts in: Location: Duration:

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/b740 | UCAS Code: B740

BSc (Hons)

For details see Nursing overview p.134

Assessment: Entry requirements: About the course Following the integrated first year of the course, you will spend two years acquiring the specialist knowledge and skills needed to nurse adults in a variety of practice settings such as in a hospital or in the community. These skills include being able to assess the needs of and to plan, implement and evaluate the nursing care for those individuals under your care who have long or short-term physical illnesses. You will gain experience in medical and surgical nursing; care of older people; community nursing; an introduction to working in the operating department and the accident and emergency department or trauma unit.

Areas of study include:

Health research and evidence-based care

Professional practice, legislation and ethics

Leadership and management

Management and care of patients with long-term conditions Acute healthcare such as surgery, medical, coronary and intensive care Patient-centred care

Did you know? Course developed in partnership with NHS Trusts in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

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Nursing (Child) Starts in: September only

Areas of study include:

Location:

Professional practice, legislation and ethics

Duration: Assessment:

For details see Nursing overview p.134

About the course Following the integrated first year of the course, you will spend two years acquiring the specialist knowledge and skills needed to care for children, young people and their families in a variety of hospital and community practice settings. You will learn about the development and care of healthy children and young people as well as the nursing of sick children and adolescents aged 0-18 years who require acute or longterm care.

Nursing children and young people who are ill or disabled Health research and evidence-based care Leadership and management Working with families and carers

Did you know? As a children’s nurse you will play a key part in helping families deal with their crises.

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BSc (Hons)

Starts in: September only

Areas of study include:

Location:

Professional practice, legislation and ethics

Assessment:

For details see Nursing overview p.134

Entry requirements:

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BSc (Hons)

About the course The relationship between the person with a mental illness and the nurse is central to the care the nurse provides, hence the course emphasises the development of appropriate communication and interpersonal skills. Following the integrated first year of the course, you will spend two years acquiring the specialist knowledge and skills needed to work as a mental health nurse in a variety of practice settings such as hospitals, prisons, service users’ homes, residential centres, specialist clinics and other community settings.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/b760 | UCAS Code: B760

Therapeutic models and interventions in mental health nursing Care delivery in mental health nursing Patient-centred care Health research and evidence-based care Leadership and management Political contexts of care Reflective practice

Did you know? We believe that your learning should be inclusive and occur within the culture of higher education using practice as an integral part of the educational process.

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At 51, I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the course. But from day one I loved it – the tutors are friendly and helpful, and the students are great.

DipHE

Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Butterfield Park Duration: 2 years full-time Assessment: Formal exams; learning contracts; seminars; case studies; assessment in practice Entry requirements: You must have one of the following: five GCSEs grades A*-C**, including English and maths; an Access to Health and Social Care course; a BTEC, HND, GNVQ stage three or equivalent; satisfactory completion of an entrance examination. **If you do not have GCSE grade C or above in English and maths, you will need evidence of equivalent numeracy and literacy qualifications – for example, Key Skills level two in numeracy and literacy. Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview.

Key features

n e-Learning

to enhance classroombased activities

n Evidence-based

care

n Students

may apply current research in practice

About the course Operating department practitioners work alongside doctors and their nursing colleagues as part of an inter-professional team delivering expert patient care in all aspects of the peri-operative experience. This course covers all aspects of perioperative and critical care. Most training will be in real work situations. Within the theatre, you will be supported and assessed by clinical staff while working in a small, multi-disciplinary team. Competence in the areas of surgical scrub, anaesthetics and recovery will be assessed in practice. Successful completion means that you can apply for registration with the Health Professions Council.

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/b990 | UCAS Code: B990

Career opportunities Your study may lead to a career as a practitioner in anaesthetics, surgery, the post-anaesthetic care unit, Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU), Coronary Care Unit (CCU), resuscitation and many more new areas of practice. Areas of study include: Science for operating department practice Anaesthetic practice Surgical practice Care of the post-anaesthetic patient

Did you know? You will benefit from close collaboration between lecturers, mentors and surgical service managers.

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – Diploma to Degree Starts in: September or February Location: Luton or Aylesbury Duration: 1 year full-time or 2-5 years part-time Assessment: Projects; care and client experience studies; reflective essays; skills assessment Entry requirements: Open to all registered health and social care practitioners. Special entry requirements may apply. For details contact the University’s NHS Business Unit at nhs-business-unit@beds.ac.uk. Key features n Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is available n Individual

specialist units can be taken as short courses

n Flexible

study using blended learning and online resources

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/fdahea Apply direct to the University

About the course Designed for health and social care professionals, these courses explore and improve practice. Units enable registered professionals to develop personally and professionally. Outcomes are mapped against the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework and national occupational standards. If eligible for APEL you will be given advanced standing on the basis of your qualifications and experience.

BSc (Hons) Health Care

Career opportunities These courses are ideal pathways for healthcare graduates who wish to extend their careers and professional development while enhancing their expertise.

BSc (Hons) Perioperative Critical Care

Areas of study include:

University Advanced Diploma in Management and Leadership

BSc (Hons) Accident and Emergency Care BSc (Hons) Care and Management of Long-term Conditions BSc (Hons) Care Management BSc (Hons) Coronary Care BSc (Hons) Diabetes Care

BSc (Hons) Intensive Care BSc (Hons) Learning Disabilities BSc (Hons) Mental Health Care BSc (Hons) Neonatal Care BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (with/ without overseas nursing practice) BSc (Hons) Respiratory Care BSc (Hons) Spinal Injury Care BSc (Hons) Surgical Care

Did you know? Developed with practitioners, NHS Trusts and other agencies, this is a supportive and flexible way of obtaining a degree in readiness for an all-graduate nursing profession.

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Nursing, Midwifery & Health B.Ost/M.Ost

Starts in: September Location: British School of Osteopathy (BSO), London Duration: 5 years part-time (B.Ost) or 4 years full-time (M.Ost) Assessment: Case studies; written exams; in-course and reflective essays; practical exams (OSPEs); Clinical Competence Assessments Entry requirements: For details and further information on the course, please contact BSO Admissions on 020 7089 5316 or admissions@bso.ac.uk or visit: www.bso.ac.uk/mm2enreq.htm Key features n Practical education with practising osteopaths, based on latest research n Statutorily

Recognised Qualification awarded by the General Osteopathic Council

About the course The Bachelor of Osteopathy course is a five-year, part-time course of study that has been flexibly designed to allow students to hold down a full-time job whilst undertaking the first three years of the course, and to work part-time during

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/b110 | UCAS Code: B110 (BSO Institution Code B87)

the final two years. The qualification differs from the M.Ost in that the research dissertation is marked at an undergraduate rather than a Master’s level; the clinical credits remain at Master’s level, and the competence of B.Ost graduates as osteopaths will remain at the BSO’s very high standards. Subject to validation and RQ.

careers within the NHS. It also provides an opportunity to work flexibly, and acts as a gateway to postgraduate studies (MSc and Professional Doctorate), osteopathic research and osteopathic education.

The integrated Master’s course is an undergraduate degree, but on completion you will be working at a level beyond most first degrees, including taking responsibility for patient care. It provides you with the best osteopathic education available, tutored by experienced practitioners. From the first year, you have contact with patients, and this expands throughout your degree. In addition, our osteopathic library is one of the best in the world. You will gain experience of managing problems, diagnosis, evaluating and selecting treatments, and developing your interpersonal skills.

Physiology and pathophysiology

Career opportunities BSO-trained osteopaths are renowned for their high-quality practice; although most work in private practice, osteopathy can open the door to a wide choice of

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Areas of study include: Anatomy Osteopathic technique Clinical education and professionalism Concepts of osteopathy Preparation for professional life Critical thinking

Did you know? The BSO has a portfolio of award-winning community outreach clinics, which expand students’ experience of contact with patients.

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Our Psychology degrees have received the prestigious British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation. This means that all Honours degrees confer eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership – the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist – provided the minimum standard of a Lower Second Class Honours is achieved.

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External audits have consistently commended the teaching quality of all our courses. We boast industry-standard facilities and put on a number of employment-focused activities throughout the academic year, including visits to prisons and simulated graduate assessment centres, to give our students the best possible preparation for employment. Plus, our internationally recognised research underpins all our degrees.

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Psychology Courses 143 BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology 144 BSc (Hons) Health Psychology 145 BSc (Hons) Psychology 145 B  Sc (Hons) Psychology, Counselling & Therapies 146 B  Sc (Hons) Psychology & Criminal Behaviour 147 B  Sc (Hons) Psychology & Criminology 147 Cert HE Psychology 181 Related foundation degrees Have you also considered...? 153 BA (Hons) Criminology 154 BA (Hons) Criminology & Sociology

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I chose Bedfordshire because the investment in facilities impressed me and the Psychology department was very credible. I am convinced this degree will enable me to enhance my current employment and progress my career further. The lecturers are specialists in their fields and the teaching on the course is excellent. This is a really exciting time to join the University.

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Why choose Psychology at Bedfordshire? Opportunities for placements in reputable institutions abroad. Benefit from cutting-edge research in which lecturers are involved. International staff team with a wealth of expertise. Enjoy access to excellent teaching and research facilities which are exclusive to psychology students. The coaching unit is the first of its kind in the country. Student feedback consistently highlights the teachers’ brilliant response time to their questions and concerns. Benefit from the additional support of the University’s internationally renowned Vauxhall Centre for the Study of Crime.

Dynamic subjects

Much of our course content deals with applying theory to real-life situations, ensuring that students receive an ideal balance of theory and practice. Subject areas include eating disorders, eye-witness testimonies, the origins of prejudice and stereotypes, and much more.

Skills focus

During your course you will develop skills which are highly desirable to potential future employers, such as the ability to conduct research, problem-solving and critical analysis, communication and teamwork to prepare you for your future career. We also give you the opportunity to undertake a year’s placement as part of the Applied Psychology course – a great start to your CV.

Excellent facilities

Our high-quality facilities include:

Work collaboratively with staff on research projects and present outcomes at prestigious conferences.

n  Data

Highly committed to enhancing your employability.

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analysis laboratories equipped with the latest statistical and experimental software studio and video-editing suite, used in teaching and available for student research

n  Individual

cubicles which are fully equipped with psychology-specific software for running experiments

n  Intranet

resources

n  A human

interaction laboratory used for child observation and social interaction, boasting a two-way mirror and multimedia studio link

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n  A qualitative

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theatres and labs which are well equipped with full multimedia capabilities and projectors for group sessions

Applied research

Staff and students in the Department of Psychology are actively involved in applied psychological research at national and international level. Many have authored an impressive body of work in their specialist areas, including human problem-solving and thinking, stress and health psychology. Staff are also engaged in training and consultancy in areas including research methods, creativity and thinking, stress management and wellbeing. Our research and teaching interests cover all aspects of psychology, placing particular emphasis on key areas including: n  Wellbeing

and health psychology

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processing

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and mental health approaches to families

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experience

n  Aspects

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of teaching and learning

Please note: Training in health, forensic or counselling psychology is acquired through postgraduate education and supervised practice, not through an undergraduate degree. On completion of these undergraduate courses, students are not qualified to practise as a psychologist without further training in these fields.

Join the University’s Psychological Society and benefit from visits to conferences, guest lectures and support from fellow students, as well as having a good time!


Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 4 years full-time sandwich Assessment: Course work; practicals; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Grade C or above in GCSE maths. Key features n Placements in teaching support, mental health, and organisational psychology n Combines

practical work with on-the-job supervision and academic supervision in university

About the course This exciting vocational degree gives you both practical experience and

theoretical knowledge. You will spend one year on a work placement. Previous work placements include: adult or child clinical psychology, investigating eating disorders, the prison service, student academic support, student mental health mentoring, organisational and management psychology, and practical psychology research. You will follow the pathway of the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree for stages one and two, providing a grounding in the major areas and current issues in psychology. A strong emphasis is placed on developing practical skills, including listening and communication, support and advice provision, and familiarisation with, and identification of, psychological disorders. Career opportunities Graduates enter business and personnel, research, training and teaching, and the NHS. With further training you can

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enter fields such as clinical psychology, educational psychology, prison psychology, forensic psychology and occupational psychology or practise as a psychologist. Areas of study include: Counselling and coaching psychology Human diversity and difference Social, biological and developmental psychology Memory, thought and language Problem-solving and reasoning skills

Did you know? This course gives you the practical experience linked to academic study that employers look for.

Head of Psychology

Q: What unique opportunities does studying at Bedfordshire offer?

Q: What advice would you give future students?

A:  We continually aim to provide the best learning experience and place high emphasis on employability. The career focus not only makes lectures more lively and interesting, but also enhances your future job prospects. What’s more, the Applied Psychology degree offers the opportunity to undertake work experience in a setting of your choice.

A:  Take advantage of every learning opportunity offered within the department and wider University. Get involved early in research projects, volunteering, conferences, the BPS and work placements. Attend guest lectures from practising psychologists and employers, as well as assessment centre days to get top tips from industry. It will enhance your learning and set you apart from other graduates.

Q: What is a typical week like for a student in this department? A:  In the first year the teaching is concentrated on Mondays to Wednesdays (pattern may vary), allowing you time for assignments, projects, library research, and self-directed study. On Wednesday afternoons students can get involved in sports and activities organised by the student-run Psychological Society.

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Q: What three words sum up the department? A:  I’ve managed to shrink it down to five: welcoming, enthusiastic, diverse, empowering, studentfocused.

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Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Assessment: Course work; practicals; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Grade C or above in GCSE maths. Key features n Covers core psychology areas n One

of the only universities in the country to offer Health Psychology at BSc level

n Discusses

the link between our thoughts, behaviours and health

Stage one is an introduction to the core areas of psychology, as well as to human anatomy and physiology. Stage two includes a unit on health and counselling psychology, and stage three has a unit on applied health psychology which draws together research and practice, in addition to options in mental health and occupational psychology. Career opportunities Graduates enter careers in areas of behaviour change and public health, as well as in non-health-related fields such as clinical, educational, forensic, prison and occupational psychology, business and personnel, research, training, teaching and the NHS. It is also relevant to those wanting to work with people to either prevent disease and illness or to help people once they are ill.

Areas of study include: Anatomy, physiology and health Cognitive, social, developmental and applied health psychology Counselling and coaching Health behaviour change and intervention design Biological psychology and neuropsychology Mental health

Did you know? We offer training in health psychology from degree level through to Chartered status, which is the level you need to achieve to register with the Health Professions Council and practise as a Health Psychologist.

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About the course This course focuses on the study of human behaviour from a health psychology perspective, focusing on applications and implications of research that investigates questions such as what

predisposes us to illness and how drugs affect behaviour. It covers issues such as health promotion, disease prevention, eating disorders, substance abuse, pain, stress management, doctor-patient communication, coronary heart disease and cancer.

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Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Assessment: Course work; practicals; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 240 with at least 200 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Grade C or above in GCSE maths. Key features n Engaging curriculum which incorporates staff research expertise n Emphasis

on the applied nature of psychology

About the course Psychology covers topics such as why people fall in love, how drugs affect behaviour, why we sleep, how rational we are and how others influence us.

to work in higher education, as lecturers, or to conduct research for a PhD.

This course provides a thorough grounding in the major areas of psychology, including social, developmental, cognitive and biological psychology, individual differences, and the history and philosophy of psychology.

Human diversity and difference

Career opportunities This degree is accredited by the BPS, allowing you to follow a professional career in psychology – including clinical, educational, forensic, prison, occupational and health psychology, business and personnel, research, training and teaching. In addition, psychology graduates frequently go on

Psychology, Counselling & Therapies BSc (Hons)

Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Assessment: Course work; practicals; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Grade C or above in GCSE maths. Key features n Covers a range of theoretical and practical therapeutic skills n Gain

a thorough understanding of core areas in psychology

Areas of study include: Counselling and coaching psychology Social and critical psychology Biological psychology and neuropsychology Memory, thought and language Problem-solving and reasoning Cognitive and development psychology

Did you know? Our students present their research at national and international conferences.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/cb89 | UCAS Code: CB89

About the course The course is designed for those wishing to specialise in areas related to counselling and clinical psychology. It prepares you for a range of vocational destinations, including further professional training and counselling at postgraduate level.

Areas of study include:

You will develop an understanding of classic and contemporary approaches to this area of applied psychology, plus the skills needed for psychotherapy and coaching.

Mental health and neuropsychology

Counselling and coaching psychology Diversity and difference Social and interpersonal psychology The psychology of wellbeing Memory, thought, language

Career opportunities This degree will allow you to train as a counsellor or therapist, or to follow a career in psychology. Career paths include clinical, educational, forensic, prison and occupational psychology, health psychology, personnel, research, training, teaching and the NHS.

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BSc (Hons)

Did you know? This unique course places emphasis on coaching alongside counselling and psychotherapy.

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The course is more interesting each week. We started off with broad psychology education and are now delving deep onto specialist area like criminal behaviour, causes of crime and the criminal justice system. Our lecturers are international experts from a range of psychology backgrounds; we’re always in touch with them, and if we have any questions the response time is brilliant.

Psychology & Criminal Behaviour BSc (Hons)

Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels or Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186187). Grade C or higher in GCSE maths. Key features n Combines a theoretical and skillsoriented approach to the study of forensic psychology n Gain

an understanding of criminal behaviour, personality traits of offenders and offender treatment

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About the course Psychology is relevant in a multitude of sectors, but this course concentrates on one of its most interesting applications: criminal behaviour. You will receive a broad introduction to psychology before examining more specific questions of criminal psychology; questions like why individuals offend, who offends and who is most likely to be a victim.

area of psychology, especially the MSc in Forensic Psychology (also offered at the University of Bedfordshire).

You will also study the relationship between psychology and the criminal justice system, exploring police investigation, false confessions, expert witnesses, jury behaviour and treatment of complex offenders.

Assessment and treatment of offenders

Career opportunities The practical and specialised skills you acquire on the course in conjunction with the exceptional qualifications, will help to qualify you for fascinating career opportunities in the police, prison service, social services, mental health sector and more. It will also prepare you for further study in any specialist

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Areas of study include: Individual differences Psychological theories of criminal behaviour The Criminal Justice System Social theories of criminal behaviour Developmental theories of criminal behaviour

Did you know? This is one of very few courses nationwide covering criminal psychology in such depth at undergraduate level.

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Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Assessment: Course work; practicals; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels or Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Grade C or higher in GCSE maths. Key features n Combines psychology, criminology and sociology n Designed

to give you an understanding of the causes of crime and the ways with which deviant behaviour can be dealt

Psychology

Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Assessment: Course work; practicals; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 181). Grade C or above in GCSE maths. Please note that is course is not applicable for international applicants. Key features n Many of the units are core in stage one of the Honours degrees n Emphasis

on the applied nature of psychology

n Possibility

About the course This course puts your learning in the larger context of law and economics as well as drawing ideas and theories from the broader disciplines of psychology and sociology.

government criminal research and other areas of criminal justice.

Stage one: Provides a broad introduction to psychology and criminology and builds your skills in research, critical thinking and communication.

Current issues in crime and justice – up-to-date responses to offending

Stage two: Incorporates main areas of BPS curriculum and looks in depth at theories of crime and deviance. Stage three: Examines current issues and ideas of criminal justice in the 21st century, and offers a range of options from other areas of psychology. Career opportunities Career paths include forensic psychology, investigative psychology, prison psychology, probation service, policing, youth justice, social work, local

of transferring to BSc courses after successful completion (subject to availability)

Areas of study include: Criminological theory – why offenders offend

Biological psychology and neuropsychology Problem-solving and reasoning Cognitive, social and developmental psychology

Did you know? The curriculum uses real life circumstances in areas such as eye-witness testimony, prejudice, aggression and facial recognition.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/c801 | UCAS Code: C801

Cert HE

Starts in: September

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/cm89 | UCAS Code: CM89

About the course The Certificate allows you to explore the wide range of topics that psychology covers along with options in health, criminology or criminal behaviour. It includes units and themes that are likely to be directly relevant to students’ own lives, whatever their backgrounds.

Areas of study include:

This innovative short course is designed for those who wish to study psychology on a part-time basis and are unsure which area of psychology to specialise in.

Optional learning opportunities which can be negotiated include:

Career opportunities This course is relevant to careers in the public sector, education and care work. It also prepares you for further study at degree level in psychology or a related discipline. You will graduate equipped with a range of transferable skills that are deemed invaluable to employers, such as ICT, communication and presentation, knowledge and understanding, analysis and problem-solving.

Anatomy and physiology

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General introductions to the fields of psychology Learning skills and personal development planning Methods of research in psychology

Criminology Criminal behaviour

Did you know? Offers the opportunity to sample higher education without committing to a full-time degree.

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Social science courses at the University of Bedfordshire focus on the social context of human need and behaviour, human services, and the skills required to work with disadvantaged people. At Bedfordshire, we know the value of real-world experience. We offer a range of courses that prepare you for employment as a qualified social worker or youth and community worker. Students also gain the knowledge and skills needed for careers in the police, probation office, youth and community work, caring and residential home management.

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We are accredited by the National Youth Agency to provide courses leading to youth and community work qualifications, and by the General Social Care Council for the delivery of social work courses.

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Social Sciences Courses 151 BA (Hons) Applied Social Studies 152 BA (Hons) Child & Adolescent Studies 153 BA (Hons) Community & Youth Development (stage 3 only) 153 BA (Hons) Criminology 154 BA (Hons) Criminology & Sociology 155 BA (Hons), BA Early Years Studies (stage 3 only) 156 BA (Hons) Health & Social Care 157 BSc (Hons) Social Work 158 University Certificate in Preparing for Social Welfare 181 Related foundation degrees

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Our lecturers made learning fun and interactive. The 200 days that I’ve spent out on relevant practice placements have really helped to prepare me for employment. The University sorted out all my placements, so I didn’t have to worry. Now I get to put my skills into practice in the new Channel 4 show The Joy of Teen Sex, where I’ll be filling an agony aunt role.

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Why choose Social Sciences at Bedfordshire? Teaching is underpinned by worldleading research undertaken by our professionally qualified staff. Part-time study options offer the flexibility of studying while maintaining employment. Access to specialist knowledge, skills and experience to help you secure your future. Topical courses, directly relevant to the issues and challenges facing today’s social sciences fields of practice. Delivered by experienced practitioners, familiar with the demands of professional employment. Friendly and supportive staff with a genuine interest in the welfare of their students. Opportunities to undertake research for projects and dissertations, as well as broader research and practical experience within the specialist fields. All students on undergraduate social sciences degrees can progress to the MSc in Social Work to become a qualified social worker.

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Specially commended by the GSCC for our commitment to providing a studentcentred learning environment and enabling students from non-traditional backgrounds to develop.

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Skills focus

Our courses are developed in partnership with practice agencies to ensure that they are up-to-date, relevant and lead to recognised professional qualifications. The staff have professional, academic, teaching and research qualifications, and teach from direct experience. Social Work students benefit from a unique approach to training and development after qualification through the Centre for Development of Social Care Practice. Its successful partnerships with local agencies – such as Luton Housing and Community Living, and Bedfordshire County Council – as well as its relationships with service users and their carers enable students to gain hands-on work experience while making a significant contribution to the local community.

World-leading research

Staff in the Department of Applied Social Studies conduct research described as ‘world-leading’ in the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008. Their work embraces a variety of fields, including: n  Social

and youth work

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justice

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Research underpins all of the department’s undergraduate teaching, so our students benefit from the latest thinking and most up-to-date information on their subject areas. This ultimately ensures that they are highly employable after graduation.

Inter-disciplinary approach

The department maintains a focus on professional concerns within social welfare, as well as active links with those working in psychology, education studies and health services education. This ensures that we respond dynamically to the Government’s agenda for the professions, which calls for a ‘joined-up’, inter-disciplinary approach to thinking in social sciences.

Graduate success

We aim to produce graduates who can take an issue, research and analyse it, then use the results to inform and develop their practice. Our graduates have joined a wide range of commercial and government organisations in which policy decisions need to be informed by an understanding of the social world.

Life experiences

At the University of Bedfordshire, teaching and research combine to provide students with a rich and supportive learning environment. The Experts by Experience Group, for example, is an alliance of individuals and their carers who have, or are relying on a range of, professional welfare services to support them with their disabilities or life difficulties. The group is involved with the social work team all the way from the admissions process through to teaching and assessment. This means that social work students are able to observe and analyse real-life situations, draw on user life experiences and explore important practice issues, thus preparing them for the world of work in the best possible way.

Paul Hector, one of our Applied Social Studies graduates, now works as a Careers Advisory Service consultant, supporting prisoners to enhance their skills and qualifications for successful rehabilitation into the community when released.


Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Assessment: Course work, essays and reports; extended projects; single or group presentations; in-class tests; written, computer and multiple choice exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, NVQ, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). The course welcomes applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds, ages, cultures and experience, both from within the UK and from overseas. Applicants with a non-standard entry route are usually invited for interview with the course manager.

Key features entry into, or career development within, the human services professions

n Supports

n Clear,

practical and vocational character

About the course Applied Social Sciences is concerned with issues faced by vulnerable individuals and groups within our society, as well as the policy, legal, cultural and organisational contexts in which social responses to human need are developed. Topics include: social policy, sociology, social psychology, social care, social research, comparative welfare and the various social services, both in the UK and in overseas countries. Stage one: A foundation of knowledge and personal development. Stages two and three: Develop critical analysis skills in specific areas of the human services,

with: Ravi Kohli Q: What unique opportunities does studying Social Sciences at Bedfordshire offer? A:  As an academic department which applies research to the social world, we give employment and life skills, as well as academic attainment, equal priority. We value diversity and real-world experience, and the pioneering research we conduct is recognised worldwide. Q: What is a typical week like for a student in this department?

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A:  It involves a variety of different learning experiences – these include formal sessions such as lectures, seminars and group work, plus sharing of experiences among students. Students will also have a minimum of one day a week for private study and those on professional courses will spend a substantial amount of time on placement gaining practical experience.

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including children and adult services, criminal justice, welfare systems, disability issues, community care, public health, multi-agency working, globalisation and the law.

Social Sciences

Starts in: September

BA (Hons)

Career opportunities Our graduates enter youth work, policy research, offending teams, consultancy, advice work and counselling, local government, and housing administration. By undertaking postgraduate training, the degree also offers entry to social work, the probation service, counselling and community development work.

Did you know? Graduates enter a wide range of professional fields and work with a broad and diverse client base.

Head of Applied Social Studies Q: What is the best thing about your job? A:  Seeing our students succeed. We have a can-do attitude and are committed to making our students feel welcome and to helping them achieve their full potential. Q: How do you help students secure jobs after graduating? A:  We offer dedicated career-oriented study units, such as career development, reflective practice and inter-professional working. We also provide support after graduation. Q: What advice would you give future students? A:  The University offers a range of opportunities – grasp them. Q: What three words would you use to sum up the department? A:  Successful, approachable and safe.

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Child & Adolescent Studies Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Entry to stage three is available for students who have undertaken a Diploma in Social Work, or alternatively, have a Foundation Degree in Youth and Community Studies, Early Years, or Child and Adolescent Studies. Key features n Gives you the knowledge and skills to enter and contribute directly or indirectly to children and young people’s services n ‘Real’

practice issues and experiences inform the curriculum

BA (Hons)

n Entry

to the Master’s in Applied Public Policy: Children’s and Young People’s Services

About the course The course covers the essential aspects of child development and welfare, equipping you to provide a skilled service to children and young people. Their rights, and the belief that they have equal access to services and life opportunities regardless of social difference, feature strongly throughout the course. You will apply knowledge to current practice issues and events. Career opportunities Careers include: education welfare officer, social work assistant, family support worker, family centre worker, outreach project worker, communitybased project worker and therapeutic worker with children and families. Combined with postgraduate training, the degree also offers entry to social work, the probation service, youth work and teaching.

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/l550 | UCAS Code: L550

Areas of study include: Introduction to working with children and young people and families Perceptions and discourses of childhood Human systems Child protection: critically analysing policy and practice Exceptional behaviour in early childhood Contemporary issues in exclusion and inclusion in education Multi-agency working and career development in the human services

Did you know? We work alongside researchers, employers and relevant government departments to provide this cutting-edge course, set within the context of current events, research, legislation and policy.

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Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time (stage 3) Assessment: Assignments; individual and group presentations; portfolio Entry requirements: This is a progression route for students currently studying on one of our foundation degrees in Youth and Community Studies which are validated by the National Youth Agency and the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) for Youth and Community Workers. For a list of our foundation degrees, see page 181. Key features n Provides an additional academic overlay to the professional qualification in youth and community work n Recognises

About the course This course will enable you to use your current skills and knowledge as a starting point from which to progress. You will be required to complete four units of learning – three of them fixed, and one which you select from four options. The course will focus on your continuing professional development and give you the opportunity to build on your current youth work practice. Career opportunities Obtaining a BA (Hons) as a top-up to your JNC qualification will open doors into management positions in local education authorities and voluntary organisations. In addition, you may wish to enter youth work, training or teaching (for which a degree is required).

your professional status

Criminology

Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Assessment: Essays; reports; extended projects; single or group presentations; in-class tests; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Develops research, analysis and policy-making skills which impress potential employers n Opportunities

to undertake postgraduate research degrees within the Vauxhall Centre for the Study of Crime on completion

Contentious professional issues Continuing professional practice Extended project An optional unit from the department’s portfolio

Did you know? This course provides the perfect opportunity to top-up an existing DipHE or foundation degree in Youth and Community Studies.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/m931 | UCAS Code: M931

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Starts in: September

Areas of study include:

About the course This course is designed for applicants from a wide range of academic backgrounds and experience. Criminology is explicitly concerned with the problem of crime, the conditions that generate it and the means by which it is controlled. The course takes students from an introductory phase at stage one – the study of theoretical criminology – to a critical focus on research and policy at stage three. World-leading research into community safety, offending and youth justice informs all teaching. Career opportunities This course is designed to facilitate entry to a career in the field of human services with a particular emphasis on criminal justice. Careers include youth justice and youth work, offending teams, policing, community safety, local government and research into criminal behaviour.

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Areas of study include: Introduction to criminology Young people, group offending, violent crime and youth justice Causes and controlling crime Violence in society Contemporary issues in crime and justice

Did you know? You will gain access to brandnew research about crime in countries around the world, including Belgium, China and the USA.

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Starts in: September

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Criminology & Sociology Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 5 years part-time Assessment: Essays; reports; extended projects; single or group presentations; in-class tests; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Covers classical and contemporary issues n Relevant

for those with an intrinsic interest in social, political, and cultural issues

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to help you build the credentials relevant for a range of careers

BA (Hons)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/ml23 | UCAS Code: ML23

About the course Stage one: Introduction to the main theories and research methods of criminology and sociology; looks at substantive issues in criminology and sociology such as domestic violence, serial killing, racial and gender discrimination.

educational welfare, family care, probation and social work, as well as other jobs in social services. Also relevant to careers in local government, social administration, human resources, communications and marketing.

Stage two: Explores topics such as punishment, theories of deviance and the mass media; contains a vocational element – you will research future careers and the required skills and knowledge, and network with prospective employers.

Theories and issues in criminology and sociology

Stage three: Covers specialised areas such as forensic criminology; you will undertake a research project on a subject of your choice under expert supervision. Career opportunities Leads to a wide range of graduate careers in the police force, the prison service, juvenile justice, youth work,

Areas of study include:

Research methods Career development

Did you know? Staff are experts in social theory, forensic criminology, mental illness and crime, the mass media, youth justice boards and the sociology of association football.

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This course covers a variety of subjects from both areas which broadened my knowledge and helped me to discover which career pathway will appeal to me the most. It has been a very exciting and challenging experience, which has boosted my self confidence.

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Early Years Studies (stage 3 only)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/l522

Starts in: September

Career opportunities Obtain a degree while working in the child care sector. Other possibilities include progression to teacher training.

Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 1 year full-time (stage 3) or 2 years part-time (stage 3) Assessment: Essays; reports; presentations; case studies; portfolio This is a progression route for students currently studying on one of our foundation degrees in Child Care or Early Years and a senior or management position in an early years setting. For a list of our foundation degrees, see page 181. Progression to Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) will require maths and English GCSE grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification which is recognised by the Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC). Students will be directed to these courses on admission to the course as required.

Please note that this course is not applicable for international applicants. Key features n Exciting, relevant curriculum focusing on the welfare of children in early years care and education n Develops

an understanding of the links between theory and practice and their application within the workplace

About the course This sector-endorsed course is run in conjunction with the Early Years Child Care Development Partnership in Luton and with local authorities. This close working relationship ensures that the course remains current and reflects the practice issues, events, research, legislation and policy influencing the welfare of children in early years care and education.

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Areas of study include: Child protection: critically analysing policy and practice Leadership, management and multiagency working in early years Exceptional behaviour in early childhood Childhoods in a global context Students can graduate with a BA Early Years Studies (without Honours) having completed the top two units, however they will not be able to return to the University to top up their award to Honours.

Did you know? Offers the opportunity to pursue Early Years Professional Status on completion of the degree.

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Health & Social Care Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time Assessment: Written assignments; reports; extended projects; single or group presentations; in-class tests; exams; wikis Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Vocational, relevant curriculum which focuses on the needs of vulnerable people n Develops

a critical understanding of theory, practice and policy in health and social care About the course This course responds to the blurring of boundaries between health and

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/l590 | UCAS Code: L590

BA (Hons) social care in recent years, as vulnerable people are increasingly supported within their own homes and communities by a range of agencies and practitioners working in partnership. It is designed to prepare students to meet the challenges raised by such changes. Topics include: health education, mental health, children and families, older and disabled people, multi-agency working, equal opportunities, working with diversity and difference, evidence-based practice, inter-disciplinary working, anti-discriminatory practice and user involvement. Career opportunities Careers include working with users of health and social care services, children and families, drug and alcohol abusers, providing services for people with mental health problems, older and disabled people, and for young people; as well as health promotion, welfare, community development and liaison roles in health and social care.

Areas of study include: Foundations in the social sciences Introduction to health and social care Welfare systems Multi-agency working and career development in the human services Public health: UK and global perspectives Dependency and care: critical perspectives on policy and practice Health issues in age, gender and ethnicity

Did you know? Members of staff have an enviable track record of delivering friendly, accessible and effective teaching and study support.

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The University has definitely helped me recognise where my strengths lie. The practice enabled me to graduate with experience within the field – in various areas within children and families and adult social care. I was very impressed with the lecturers’ personal approach to my learning and their availability clearly goes beyond their remit.

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Starts in: September

n Each

student has a tutor who is a qualified social worker

Location: Bedford campus or Luton campus, Park Square

n Teaching

and learning is informed by research activity by members of the department in key areas including: drug and alcohol abuse, unaccompanied asylum seeking children, human trafficking, personalisation, developing practitioner resilience, gangs and domestic violence

Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 240 with at least 200 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma (see pages 186-187). The Department of Health requires that applicants for the Social Work degree have achieved Key Skills level two or above in English and maths. This means GCSE grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification which includes an assessment of these skills (Access course). Mature candidates without these formal qualifications may still apply and will be asked to demonstrate, before entering the course their suitability for academic study. Applicants will also be required to demonstrate substantial relevant experience, and an aptitude for working with people in need. All applicants selected for interview will be required to undertake a written task, for which advance notice and a reading list will be provided. All applicants will also be required to declare any previous offences (including cautions and formal warnings). If selected, successful applicants will be required to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check to confirm their suitability for working with vulnerable groups. In addition, applicants will need to complete a health check questionnaire and give permission for us to contact their GP, where necessary, to confirm their suitability for social work training. Key features n Dedicated practice learning staff who work on finding and developing practice learning opportunities n Practice

placements for students based at both campuses through the innovative Centre for the Development of Social Care Practice located at our Luton campus

About the course This degree is the qualifying award for professional social work practice. It is designed around the Department of Health and the General Social Care Council (GSCC) curriculum for social work, and incorporates the professional qualifying award that allows graduates to enter employment as qualified social workers. It combines practical experience and academic study to prepare you for practice in the rapidly changing and challenging field of social work. You will study a mix of theoretical and skillsbased units with a focus on application to practice. Please note: Social Work education and regulation is under review with changes to curriculum and professional body requirements expected between 2012 and 2013. The qualifying social work courses at Bedfordshire will all be reviewed during this time and changes made to ensure that the courses delivered here remain at the forefront of knowledge, skills and practice development. In addition to the expected transition of regulatory functions from the GSCC to the Health (and Care) Professions Council and the College of Social Work in 2012, we anticipate that, by 2013 substantial changes will be made to the academic and practice curriculum in line with the Social Work Reform Board recommendations (2010) and the Munro Review (2011).

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Social Sciences

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/l501 | UCAS Code: L501 http://uob.cc/bedford

BSc (Hons)

Career opportunities Graduates will be able to enter the GSCC professional Register and pursue rewarding careers in social work across a range of statutory, voluntary, private sector and independent organisations providing services for vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, children, families, groups and communities. Areas of study include: Social work processes Human growth and development Diversity and difference Professional practice in a range of social work and related agencies Law for social work practice Inter-professional working Reflective practice Organising care Understanding the experience of people who use services

Did you know? This course is developed in conjunction with a range of statutory and voluntary partner agencies to reflect the changing needs of social work as a profession.

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University Certificate in Preparing for Social Welfare Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square

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n Designed

for those working in, or volunteering with, social welfare organisations

Assessment: Written assignments; group activities

n Study

Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187).

n Provides

You should normally be 18 at the start of the course. Those aged over 21 may be admitted with alternative qualifications such as an Access Certificate, or on the basis of their prior learning and experience. Applicants must also have paid or voluntary work experience in social welfare services. Please note that this course is not applicable for international applicants.

alongside social work undergraduates transferable credit for students who progress to the Social Work degree

About the course The Certificate comprises three stage-one undergraduate units taken on a part-time basis over a single academic year. Topics include: sociological perspectives on policy development in British society; social processes and institutions underpinning social work practice; various models within social work settings; and concepts of inequality, discrimination and oppression.

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Career opportunities This recognised qualification offers a route into professional social work roles such as community and family support worker. It also leads to qualified social work practice after undertaking further study in social work. Areas of study include: Introduction to social sciences, including how a social perspective can assist in working with people Working together: theories, methods and skills for intervention Diversity and difference, addressing structural inequality and oppression

Did you know? An opportunity to sample social work without the full-time degree commitment, but with the benefit of gaining a credible qualification.

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PE, Sport & Exercise Science

The University of Bedfordshire is a major provider of education and research in the areas of physical education (PE) and sport and exercise science. We offer a wide range of industryrelevant degrees. Students will be taught by world-leading academics and benefit from the latest developments in the area. We are the first university to be working with the prestigious national sports charity, the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust as an associate partner. As well as fundraising initiatives, the University hosts a number of events for talented young sports performers and their families.

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PE, Sport & Exercise Science 163 BA (Hons) Football Studies 164 BA (Hons) Sport & Community Leadership 165 BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science 166 BA (Hons) Sport Management 167 BA/BSc (Hons) Sport & Physical Education 168 BSc (Hons) Sport Science & Coaching 169 BSc (Hons) Sport Science & Personal Training 170 BA (Hons) Sports Studies 171 BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy 181 Related foundation degrees

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Why choose PE, Sport and Exercise Science at Bedfordshire?

Department of PE and Sport Studies

£8m state-of-the-art PE and Sport Science Centre.

We are one of the few UK universities to provide the popular degree in Sport and PE. We also offer the unique Sport and Community Leadership degree alongside degrees in Sports Studies, Sport Management and Football Studies.

Home to the muscle cellular and molecular physiology lab – currently the only one of its kind in the UK. Staff are experts in their respective fields and many are internationally recognised. A long-established history of high-quality teaching and over 100 years’ experience of teaching PE. Our sports science labs boast an array of technical and scientific equipment for students to get involved in practical experiments to enhance their learning. Strong links with professional clubs and county football associations. Field trips include Luton Town Football Club, Twickenham, Wimbledon, Eastlands Stadium, Old Trafford Stadium and Woburn Golf Club. Interact with support services for elite and top-class athletes. Get involved in a range of sports science experiments and studies. Optional work placement opportunities.

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Established links with schools and community sport hubs. Our courses provide an exciting, up-to-date, industry-specific curriculum.

Our PE and sport studies courses have a long-standing heritage of high-quality teaching.

Department of Sport and Exercise Science

Sport and exercise science is a rapidly growing area offering a wide range of career opportunities. To meet the increasing demand for professionals in this area, we offer a range of sport and exercise science-related courses including Sport and Exercise Science, Sport Science and Coaching, and Sport Science and Personal Training.

Division of Sports Therapy

We were one of the first UK universities to offer the now well-established and reputable course in Sports Therapy. This degree combines academic learning with the vocational standards required to practise on a professional basis. What’s more, you will learn from highly experienced staff who are qualified therapists, coaches, fitness instructors, and/or practising athletes at international, national and local level.

Applied research

Particular research specialisms include: n  Muscle

cellular and molecular physiology

n  Studying

the mechanisms underlying human responses to various stimuli

n  Physical

activity and health

n  Studying

how and why individuals interact with and benefit from physical activity and applied sport and exercise physiology

n  Studying

aspects of applied and basic science of the human body

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 he £8m PE and Sport Science T Centre boasts an exceptional range of technical and scientific equipment within its two gyms, human performance laboratory and sports science labs. There is movement sensor lighting in the gyms and the sport science labs, a ‘BodPod’ to measure body fat and lean tissue, an ‘Environmental Chamber’ which enables athletes to acclimatise to hot or cold environments, and ‘Force Plates’ that measure the force and power exerted during exercise

n  Students

have access to outdoor pitches at the Bedford campus and further facilities at the nearby Alexander Sports Centre

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have a new and unique £70,000 muscle cellular and molecular physiology lab

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have extensive sports therapy facilities including a sport science lab, a rehab room and a fully equipped clinic room and sports massage clinic

Employability

Graduates on our sports courses enjoy an impressive 95 per cent employment rate within six months of completing their course (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2010). Our courses are designed to help students fulfil their true potential, both on the course and in the workplace. Opportunities exist to undertake work placements and to become involved in research projects.


Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Written assignments; exams Entry requirements: A UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification. BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). GCSE grades C or equivalent, in English language and maths. Key features n Gain football coaching awards n Multi-disciplinary

course, involving the study of football science, management and social studies

About the course The course offers an overview of football within the business, coaching and educational environment, as well as a detailed study of sport industry sectors as a whole. The course will appeal to those with an interest in football and those seeking employment within football-related industries. You will study a variety of units, including those concerned with football administration, social issues in football, and football coaching, as well as units concerned with the broader areas of sport and leisure. Career opportunities Career paths include football and sport development, football and sport coaching, and specialised posts in the tourism, leisure, sport and recreation industries.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/nxf1 | UCAS Code: NXF1

Areas of study include: Introduction to football The football business Football and the media Developing coaching study and skills Sport education Sport development Leisure and sport management Sociology of sport

Did you know? The course will be underpinned by academic theory related to football, sport and leisure, and will involve students in the application of concepts in industry-related scenarios and realistic simulations.

with: Professor John Brewer Q: What opportunities does Bedfordshire offer that students may not find elsewhere? A:  Our students get the opportunity to access staff who are the best in the UK in their field. We have the most modern equipment for teaching physiology techniques. Q: How do you help students secure jobs after graduating? A:  We embed employability skills into the curriculum so our graduates are ready to hit the ground running. Q: What advice would you give future students? A:  At Bedfordshire we help students become the graduates and professionals of the future through our career-focused teaching methods. So don’t worry about the job market –

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BA (Hons)

Director of Sport good graduates get good jobs, and our excellent employment rate is testament to that.

Q: What do you think about the University’s facilities? A:  We have an £8m PE and Sport Science Centre with all the latest equipment. We have a muscle cellular and molecular physiology lab – the only one of its kind in the country. Our facilities are absolutely amazing but don’t take my word for it. Come and see for yourself at one of our open days (see page 22). Q: What three words would you use to sum up the department? A:  Exciting. Ambitious. Unified.

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Sport & Community Leadership Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Essays; group research; oral tests; presentations; seminar papers; phase tests; projects Entry requirements: UCAS score of 200 or above from at least two A levels or BTEC equivalent. All students will need GCSEs English language and maths at grade C or above. For mature students who already have experience of working in sport development in the community, these criteria may be relaxed so that routes into higher education via Access courses become applicable (see pages 186-187).

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Key features into sports development and community-based sport

n Route

n Workshops

and practical activities

About the course The course is aimed at those interested in the planning, delivery, teaching and coaching of sport, but who do not want to become PE teachers. It builds the knowledge and skills required to work with groups in the community. Stage one is concerned broadly with learning to lead. Stages two and three build on this to develop skills to work with diversity, to enhance social inclusion and create sustainable sports programmes in the community. Work placement, employability and vocational skills are integral.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/cx69 | UCAS Code: CX69

Career opportunities Graduates can pursue careers in sport development, sport and leisure management, health promotion teaching support, coaching, the police, armed forces, corporate fitness, and charities. Postgraduate study is also available. Areas of study include: The community and society Sport leadership Community cohesion, sport equity and sustainability

Did you know? If you’re interested in coaching, delivering or planning sport, then this is the course for you.

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I’m enjoying the course. It has challenged me as I didn’t have the opportunity to go to university when I was younger. It was a big decision at my age but the course isn’t about youth – it’s about getting the community involved with sport.

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PE, Sport & Exercise Science The Kim Com Isokinetic Dynamometer is used to measure muscle force and regeneration

Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Essays; research projects; presentations; laboratory reports; seminar papers; exams Entry requirements: A UCAS tariff score of 240 points based on a minimum of two A levels or the equivalent in sports studies, psychology or a natural science such as biology. Grade C or above in GCSE maths and English language or the equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Focuses on the scientific study of sport and exercise n High-performance

environment that combines scientific knowledge and sports performance

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About the course At stage one, you will undertake core units that are designed to provide a broad knowledge of the core scientific areas of sport and exercise science. At stage two you will use online gas analysis machines, an environmental chamber, light gates, and echocardiography to facilitate the understanding of scientific theory to sporting performance. At stage three, you will use your acquired theory and practical skills to undertake your own research project. Career opportunities Recent graduates have pursued careers in fitness consultation, nutrition and PE. Other career opportunities include sports performance, health and fitness, coaching and sports development The emphasis on research also gives students a solid base for postgraduate study.

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Areas of study include: Exercise and health Psychology of sport and exercise Applied biomechanics Physiology of human performance Sports injuries

Did you know? With the development of the muscle cellular and molecular physiology lab, the only one of its kind in the UK, you will get a unique opportunity to be involved with the latest area of sports science research.

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Sport Management Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). GCSE grades C or equivalent, in English language and maths. Key features n Offers exemptions for the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management (ISRM) n Opportunity

to specialise in particular sectors of the sport and fitness industry a sound basis for a career in management within the industry

About the course This course is concerned with the business and management aspects of sport organisations. As the demand for competent managers in this area has grown rapidly in recent years, you will be provided with a sound basis for a successful career in management within sport-related industries. This course is designed to enable you to understand and appreciate both domestic and global sport environments and the management issues and practices that lie within. You will have the opportunity to explore the many cultural, political, economic and educational issues and challenges that such environments engender, whilst experiencing the many industry-led initiatives currently in place to meet them.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/cnp2 | UCAS Code: CNP2

Career opportunities Many of our graduates have progressed successfully into management roles in public, voluntary or commercial sport and fitness organisations. Areas of study include: Conference and event management Sport development Leisure and sport management Leisure and sport environments Issues in sport Sociology of sport

Did you know? The department maintains links with Luton Town Football Club, Twickenham, Wimbledon, Eastlands Stadium, Old Trafford Stadium, Woburn Golf Club, as well as local councils and national governing bodies.

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PE, Sport & Exercise Science Our PE and Sport Science Centre features an impressive range of fitness testing equipment

Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Essays; group research; lab reports; presentations; seminar papers; exams; reflective journals Entry requirements: A UCAS tariff score of 240 points, including two passes at GCE A level or equivalent; grade C or higher in GCSE maths and English language; some background in behavioural/social sciences; and an A level in physical education (PE). Key features n Excellent route into teacher training n Practical

courses including gymnastics, dance, swimming, Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA)

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you to pursue a career in sport, including PE teaching

BA/BSc (Hons)

About the course At stage one you will cover the key foundation issues in sport and PE through academic study and by undertaking extensive practical work. At stage two you will deepen your understanding of the key issues in sport and PE, and expand your ability to apply these to practical areas. At the end of stage two, you may undertake a work placement. At stage three you will develop specialist knowledge, both in the theoretical area and in the sector of your choice. Career opportunities Pursue an initial teacher training course leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) including the PGCE in Secondary PE at the University. Other opportunities exist in sports development, sport and leisure management, health promotion and the police.

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/c601 | UCAS Code: C601

Areas of study include: Psychology of sport Physiology and anatomy Socio-cultural aspects of sport and physical activity Research methods PE (history, theory and current educational issues) PE (applied studies)

Did you know? We have over 100 years’ experience of teaching PE, so you can be confident that you will be taught by experts in the field.

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Anika Leslie-Walker Sports Science graduate Football Development Officer for Bedfordshire Football Association

‘‘ Sport Science & Coaching Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus

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Lecturers were always supportive and helped me secure a threemonth coaching job in LA, San Francisco and San Diego. It was fantastic and invaluable for my CV – and I have Bedfordshire to thank!

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Key features with sports partners offering practical coaching experience at all levels

n Links

Assessment: Essays; group research; lab reports; presentations; seminar papers; practical assessments; exams

n High-performance

Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 220 including two A levels (or equivalent); grade C or higher in GCSE maths and English language (or equivalent). It is also preferable to have some experience and/or qualifications in coaching sport. An enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check will be carried out (as required) prior to work experience.

n Optional

environment that combines scientific knowledge and sports performance study routes at stage two and stage three

About the course This course will give you the opportunity to specialise in the academic study of sports coaching. You will gain the necessary qualifications and practical skills to be a successful coach and/ or instructor. The course combines a thorough understanding of sports and exercise science, with knowledge of the range of roles and contexts within which a coach works. Theoretical, vocational and practical elements are included to help you to gain a comprehensive understanding of sport science, which underpins coaching practice.

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/cx61 | UCAS Code: CX61

Career opportunities Graduates of this course can find employment as a sports coach, exercise/ fitness instructor, sports development officer or GP referral co-ordinator. Areas of study include: Psychology of sport and exercise Physiology and applied anatomy Socio-cultural aspects of sport coaching Research methods Coaching study, skills and practice Work experience to refine coaching skills

Did you know? This course offers the chance to get involved in a range of sports science experiments and studies.

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Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time or 5-8 years part-time Assessment: Written exams; practical exams; presentations; course work

n High-performance

environment that combines scientific knowledge with sports performance

About the course The course combines a thorough understanding of sport and exercise science with knowledge of the fitness industry, offering the opportunity to gain vocational qualifications that are recognised by a wide range of professional bodies in the fitness industry, including the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). Theoretical, vocational and practical elements combine to offer a comprehensive understanding of sport science, which underpins gym-based work and personal training, and an understanding of the growing area of exercise-referral. Students will be able

to specialise in either sports psychology or biomechanics, whilst maintaining a study of exercise physiology. Career opportunities Careers are open in the health and fitness industry or within the National Health Service, relating to health promotion and exercise intervention. Postgraduate study is also available. Areas of study include: Physiology of exercise Biomechanics of exercise Psychology of exercise Sports injuries Fitness industry awards

Did you know? Our students present their research at national and international conferences.

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 including two A levels (or equivalent); grade C or higher in GCSE maths and English language (or equivalent). Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) may be applicable to those with a stage two qualification accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and experience of working in the health and fitness industry. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Key features fitness industry qualifications during the course

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Sports Studies

BA (Hons)

Starts in: September Location: Bedford campus Duration: 3 years full-time

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Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 220 with at least 180 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). GCSE grade C or above in English and maths. Key features n Broad-based, sports-orientated degree, enabling you to pursue a vocationally appropriate route n Optional

four to six-week work placement

About the course You will focus to a large extent on the social sciences with an emphasis on sociology, history, social psychology and philosophy.

During stage one, you will be introduced to the wide range of subjects encompassed by sports studies. During stages two and three, you will explore areas of exercise and health, sport, culture and technology in more depth. There is some choice of areas of study during these stages, allowing you to tailor your degree to suit future career aspirations. You will undertake a final-stage research project – either in the form of a dissertation, or a project based on your work experience. You will also have the option to arrange and undertake a four to six-week work experience placement. Career opportunities Recent graduates from the course have progressed into successful careers as health promotion specialists, exercise development officers, fitness consultants and football coaches. Other career opportunities include jobs in sports development, sport marketing and sports-related product sales across a wide range of areas.

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For more course info see: http://uob.cc/c612 | UCAS Code: C612

Graduates with this degree are well placed to pursue postgraduate study. Areas of study include: Exercise and health Research methodologies Psychology in sport Sociological perspectives Historical aspects of sport participation

Did you know? Our laboratories are working towards British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accreditation.

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BSc (Hons)

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/cb63 | UCAS Code: CB63

Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time Assessment: Course work; written exams; practical exams Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 220 with at least 180 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187).

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Sports Therapy

Key features n Emphasis on practical application and manual skills n Clinical

practice work placements allow students to develop their clinical therapy skills and enhance their prospects of employment

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musculo-skeletal trauma and manual therapy skills, which is important for clinical practice

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and expert team drawn from health professions and sports science backgrounds

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in a research rich environment, which focuses on the effectiveness of treatment techniques

About the course With more than 50 per cent of the course focused on the development of practical skills, we aim to produce confident, competent and professional clinicians equipped for practice in today’s sports therapy environment. Students undertake in-depth study in the areas of: human anatomy, physiology, pathology and clinical management skills. The course is also underpinned by sports science, physiology, biomechanics and psychology.

You will practise in our in-house sports massage clinics and externally within sports clubs and sports teams, and within local hospitals and clinics. At stage three you will undertake an independent research project. Successful students can gain a number of professional certificates and recognitions during their studies. These include: a first aid certificate from the UK Health and Safety Executive, membership of the Sports Massage Association at level four, and a gym instruction certificate recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs Level two). You could also gain eligibility for insurance for professional practice through Independent Professional Therapists International (IPTI). Career opportunities After qualification our graduates are equipped to work in a wide variety of sports therapy and in sports medicine environments, from the NHS, through to private clinics, sports clubs and sports teams. They are equipped to be employed by others, but also to work as private practitioners in their own business.

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Areas of study include: Assessment of sports injuries Gait analysis Sports massage Advanced soft tissue techniques Electrotherapy and therapeutic modalities Sports injury rehabilitation Strapping and taping Gym instruction Sports nutrition Physiology and biomechanics

Did you know? This is one of the longest established Sports Therapy degrees in the UK, and we are an educational institution member of the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy.

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The Division of Tourism and Leisure at Bedfordshire has a proven track record of providing innovative and vocationally relevant courses in the area of tourism, leisure and events. Our aim is to equip students for employment in what is now one of the world’s fastest growing industrial sectors, which is why we place employability at the heart of the curriculum. For students wanting to further their studies, we offer an excellent grounding for study at postgraduate level. All our courses are underpinned by internationally recognised research and as such, are enhanced by extensive research-informed teaching by some of the UK’s finest experts in tourism, leisure and events.

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Tourism, Leisure & Events 175 BA (Hons) Event Management 176 BA (Hons) International Tourism Management 177 FdA Travel Operations Management 177 BA (Hons) Travel & Tourism 181 Related foundation degrees For up-to-date information on part-time study options see www.beds.ac.uk/parttime

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I decided to pursue a career path which aligned more with my personal interests as I felt unfulfilled in my career. The lecturers have always found the time or made the time to listen to me and assist me.

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Why choose Tourism, Leisure and Events at Bedfordshire? We maintain excellent links with the industry. You will be taught by a dynamic team of highly qualified staff, many of whom are internationally recognised. All our courses are underpinned by research conducted at the University. Our courses focus on the events and tourism industry and their growing role in society. Gain qualifications that reflect current thought and practice essential for successful careers in the tourism, leisure and events industry.

Share our strengths We have:

n  World-renowned

staff and a strong track record for high-quality teaching and research in international tourism

n  A flexible

learning delivery by a supportive and enthusiastic teaching team

n  Research-informed

course content reflecting the needs of the industry today

n  A strong

emphasis on sustainability and an ‘ethical’ conscience

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industry links ensuring the development of ‘real-life’ applicable research and opportunity for work-based placements

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and vibrant international student community

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cross-faculty teaching and partnerships across units and courses

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and support from our dedicated Institute for Research in Tourism (INTOUR)

Broadening your horizons

We maintain strong industry links so you can benefit from opportunities to build your practical and professional skills.

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studying near London Luton Airport, home to several large travel companies. We also have established links with TUI, Woburn, Monarch Airlines and easyJet, so we can help you find a placement that is right for you. Students have the chance to go on field trips to see first-hand the management and effects of tourism around the world, which enables them to apply their theoretical knowledge to real tourism issues. Recent trips have been arranged (and thoroughly enjoyed!) to Andorra, Cuba, Kenya, Tunisia, Mauritius and Sri Lanka.

Skills development

We aim to instill in you the skills to meet the ever-changing demands of today’s tourism and leisure employers. As well as developing skills essential to the industry, you will develop a range of key transferable skills, including critical analysis, project management, leadership and problem-solving.

Employability

Our graduates succeed in a wide range of careers in the areas of leisure management, event management, tour operations management and international tourism management. They also benefit from opportunities to pursue postgraduate study and research. Visit: www.beds.ac.uk/tourism to find out more.

A high graduate employability rate for tourism, leisure and events graduates with 86 per cent in work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2010).


Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 3 years full-time or 4-6 years part-time Assessment: Course work; exams; individual and group-based written assignments; group presentations; practicals Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Leads to a career in event management or related fields n Opportunity

to combine classroombased learning with fieldwork activities

About the course This course can be structured towards the sectors of the industry or types of events that most interest you, for example social, sporting, business or cultural events.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n820 | UCAS Code: N820

You will gain a range of skills to enhance your employability – specifically within the events industry and more generally within the leisure, sport and tourism management industries. You will also have the opportunity to volunteer for events staged at the University for local authorities as well as national events.

Areas of study include:

Stage one offers the opportunity to inspect creative challenges presented during the process of event production. At stage two you will examine eventrelated problems and present creative options for solving the identified issues. Stage three offers the opportunity to specialise in a range of areas and to focus closely on the strategic management of event management-related businesses.

Issues in event management

Career opportunities Graduates pursue careers as conference organisers, outdoor activities organisers, and as managers of nightclubs, music venues, theatres, hotels, restaurants and bars. Excellent career opportunities exist in commercial and public sector organisations.

with: Dr Sally Everett Q: What opportunities do Bedfordshire students get that they may not find elsewhere? A:  Students are taught by industry experts and benefit from high-quality, research-informed teaching with extensive industry links. Q: What’s the contact time like between staff and students? A:  Excellent. All tutors generally teach students face-to-face for between five and 15 hours a week plus personal supervision and tutoring sessions. There are also opportunities to attend extra seminars and events with staff. Q: How do you help students secure jobs after graduating? A:  We work closely with our excellent Careers and Employment Service.

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The business of events Events: themes and perspectives Hospitality and event operations Visitor attraction management Sport tourism management Project management

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BA (Hons)

Tourism marketing Strategic management Mega sport events

Did you know? You will be given real events to manage so you can put theory into practice and build skills valued by employers.

Head of Tourism & Leisure We also develop strong partnerships with industry and invite employers to talk to students about future opportunities. We keep in close contact with our alumni and ensure they are given the best advice and opportunities available. We also have a dedicated Employability Fellow who identifies and nurtures exciting new industry opportunities for all of our students. Q: What do you think about the University’s facilities? A:  The University boasts first-class facilities with some wonderful new buildings and learning spaces. Q: What three words would you use to sum up the department? A:  Experienced. Pro-active. Supportive.

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International Tourism Management BA (Hons)

Starts in: September Location: Luton campus, Park Square Duration: 4 years full-time sandwich Assessment: Course work; exams; individual and group-based written assignments (reports/essays/portfolios); group presentations Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187). Key features n Offers a pathway to exciting careers in the international tourism sector n A

year working in industry

About the course This course links theory to practice, and focuses on global issues such as the development and management of sustainable tourism. You will have the opportunity to study some of the most pressing issues in international tourism management, including the impact of

new technology on travel, tourism and mobility, the environmental, economic and social impacts of tourism. Stage two includes field trips to tourist destinations or attractions, and an opportunity to specialise in visitor attractions, air transport, sport tourism or events management. The stage-three work placement is an ideal time to discover the career paths open to you. Your placement may take you to countries across the world, and companies such as tour operators, destination management companies, airlines and major hotel chains. Stage four offers you the chance to focus on the strategic management of tourismrelated business. Company visits and guest speakers from the industry will reinforce your learning. Career opportunities Career opportunities include working in tour operations, international tourism development, air transport management, ground handling, business development and tourism marketing.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n843 | UCAS Code: N843

Areas of study include: Visitor attractions management Air transport management Strategic management and organisational behaviour Tourism marketing Events management Sports mega events Sustainable tourism in developing countries Heritage, culture and society

Did you know? With guest speakers directly from the industry, you will be exposed to the latest developments in the industry, which will in turn reinforce your learning and make it relevant to the needs of employers.

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My greatest challenge was working fulltime at London Luton Airport during my studies, whilst keeping up a very active social and sports lifestyle and staying on top of my studies! But it all worked out fantastically. I got a great degree and valuable work experience and I secured an excellent job directly because of the skills I acquired during my course.

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Location: Online distance learning delivery with regular study workshops Duration: 3-4 years part-time Entry requirements: Entry requirements for a foundation degree are: one A level or equivalent vocational A level; Advanced GNVQ pass; ONC/OND; Advanced Modern Apprenticeship; Part three Craft Award or NVQ three. This course is open to anyone working in a relevant travel organisation, or related employment. You should be able to demonstrate successful recent learning, perhaps through work-related and in-company development events. Please note that this course is not applicable for international applicants.

Travel & Tourism Location: Luton campus, Park Square

Duration: 3 years full-time or 4-6 years part-time Assessment: Course work; exams; individual and group-based written assignments (reports/essays/ portfolios); group presentations Entry requirements: UCAS tariff score of 200 with at least 160 from two A levels, or an Access qualification, BTEC, Advanced Diploma or equivalent (see pages 186-187).

n Optional

field trips available

About the course This course will appeal to you if you are looking for a career in any branch of the travel and tourism industry.

Career opportunities Students will develop the skills to become managers, who can respond to the opportunities and challenges that face travel organisations today. Areas of study include: Business Finance and IT Operations Employability skills for travel management

BA (Hons)

Starts in: September

Key features n Leads to a career in any branch of travel and tourism

people who are in work and want to gain higher qualifications that will help them demonstrate their suitability for career promotion. It offers you the chance to put the training and education you have already completed, or are currently completing, towards a nationally recognised qualification to help you develop your career.

Human resources

About the course This course has been developed with the input of travel employers, specifically for

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/tom | UCAS Code: CB89

You can structure your course, gearing it towards particular sections of the industry that interest you most. Stages one and two provide insights into the tourism industry and knowledge of the underlying business and management disciplines required to be a successful manager. Stage three offers you the chance to specialise in a range of areas and to focus on the strategic management of tourism-related businesses. This will enable you to achieve a broad understanding of travel and tourismrelated areas of study such as marketing. Career opportunities Opportunities open to graduates include roles as a tour operator or ground handling agent. Careers are available in transport companies including airlines, the hospitality industry, and business and conference organisations.

Contact us: T: +44 (0)1582 743500 (UK/EU)

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FdA

Did you know? If you already work within the travel industry, but want to build on your current skills and knowledge in order to improve your chances for promotion, this course will empower you to do just that.

For more course info see: http://uob.cc/n800 | UCAS Code: N800

Areas of study include: Introduction to the travel and tourism industry Air transport management Hospitality and event operations Tourism marketing Sustainable tourism in developing countries Heritage, culture and society Leisure in mind Understanding tourism Mega sports events Project management Business events

Did you know? You will explore different segments of the tourism industry to build a strong understanding of this sector.

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The following pages provide the information required to get you to your first day at the University in the simplest, swiftest manner. From entry requirements and finance to accommodation and directional maps to the campus, it’s all in here and more besides. There’s also information on our buzzing Students’ Union and ideas on how you can get involved in careers, culture or sports activities to complete a fulfilling student experience. If you require any further information visit our website at: www.beds.ac.uk or call our helpline on: +44 (0)1582 743500.

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190 Accommodation 192 Learning resources

194 Student life – 200 Graduation Make the most of 201 Directions your Students’ Union 202 A-Z course index 196 Student life – Get involved 198 How to apply

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Your degree We have an excellent reputation for preparing students for employment and/or further study. All our undergraduate courses are characterised by choice and career relevance.

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Foundation degrees are designed in association with employers to provide a more occupation-based route through higher education, where the emphasis is on work-focused learning. They are normally completed over two years fulltime or two and a half years to four years part-time, and are equivalent to two-thirds of a Bachelor’s degree. On successful completion of your foundation degree, you can progress to the University to complete the final stage of a Bachelor’s degree. (Refer to opposite page for foundation degrees available.)

BA Honours (Bachelor of Arts) BSc Honours (Bachelor of Science)

Extended courses to encourage

BEd Honours (Bachelor of Education)

Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE)

Options for international students

LLB Honours (Bachelor of Laws)

The Diploma in Higher Education takes two to three years full-time study and is equivalent to years one and two of an Honours degree.

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An Honours degree involves three years of full-time study or four years if you opt for a year’s work placement. Some courses are also available parttime. The BEd and BA Physical Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) are four-year courses. We award the following Honours degrees:

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BEng Honours (Bachelor of Engineering)

Sandwich degrees Sandwich degrees involve four years of study; the third year is spent in a year-long work placement to ensure students have all the theoretical and practical knowledge they need to enter the workplace.

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Four-year degrees for international students Our four-year degrees are suitable for international students who do not meet the academic entry requirements.


Some of our foundation degrees are delivered at the University, but most are based at Partner Colleges. We offer the following foundation degrees: Course title FdA Animation for Industry FdA Contemporary Fine Art Practice FdA Craft Design FdA Creative & Editorial Photography FdA Digital Imaging & Design for Media FdA Fashion & Surface Pattern Design FdA Fashion & Textile Design FdA Graphic Design FdA Graphic Design & Advertising FdA Hair, Image & Promotion* FdA Interior Design BA (Hons) Graphic Design for Print & New Media (stage 3 only) FdSc Animal Management FdSc Bioscience

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If you’re looking to boost your career prospects, change your career or, gain a qualification with a vocational focus, our wide choice of foundation degrees will offer you a route into higher education regardless of your age or background.

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Part-time study Whether you are freshly out of school or college and want the flexibility of studying and working at the same time, aspire to further your career prospects while continuing with your current job, or wish to develop a specialist area of interest, we have plenty of options to suit your needs.

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Almost a third of our students study part-time. That is because we have made it easy to study with us while meeting life’s other commitments. So you can rest assured that we understand your needs and are fully equipped to support you.

Study options We offer high-quality courses with a range of part-time study options. Designed with employer requirements in mind, our courses provide opportunities for integrated personal, academic and career development. It is for this reason that the mode of delivery, course structure and length may vary depending on the particular course you wish to study.

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To find out what is available to you, simply visit the dedicated part-time section on our website: www.beds.ac.uk/parttime Supporting our students Part-time students benefit from the same support and advice as those in full-time study. Round-the-clock access to our online learning environment, extended Learning Resources Centre (LRC) hours, and remote access to more than 80 information databases, means that you will always be able to get on with your work. To find out more, see page 192. Student Information Desks (SiD) are on every campus to answer questions and provide help with accommodation, finance or counselling. What’s more, outside campus hours, you can access SiD Online 24/7. Our support does not end there. Each student is allocated a personal tutor from day one to advise them on how to develop the skills they need for their course. We pull out all the stops to help you make a success of your time at university. Find out more on page 14.

Financial help For information on financial support for part-time students, visit www.direct.gov.uk

Entry requirements We are an inclusive university and consider a wide range of pre-requisites for entry. As well as UCAS tariffs, we also take into consideration any previous learning or relevant work experience you may have done where appropriate, assigning higher education credit through the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) – as well as other elements of your application such as work experience. See pages 186-187 for further details.

How to apply Applications for part-time study can be made directly to the University of Bedfordshire and do not have to go through UCAS. To find out more and download an application form, visit: www.beds.ac.uk/parttime


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We value the passion and commitment you can bring to our University.

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International The University of Bedfordshire is a truly international university, offering a high-quality British education and fantastic support to students from more than 100 countries around the world. Welcome to Bedfordshire Our dedicated International Office will take care of you from application and enrolment and throughout your student career.

Expertise Our marketing and recruitment team give advice and guidance on qualifications and applications. The admissions team are dedicated to processing applications from international students. The team are experienced in supporting students with visa applications and immigration issues, and are on hand to help you arrange your accommodation and organise your National Insurance number. To find out more visit: www.beds.ac.uk/international/support International marketing managers are experts in helping international students looking to study in the UK. The team travel to student recruitment events all over the world to introduce the University of Bedfordshire and to interview students face-to-face. The International Office has an ‘internships scheme’ that generates 1,500 workplace opportunities for international students. It offers local and national businesses the chance to work with enthusiastic, well-qualified and dedicated individuals.

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International The International Office is a specialist point of contact for international students. Before you arrive we offer direct contact via Skype or email to give one-to-one support to applicants. Throughout your time here, you can drop in to see one of our international student advisers at their dedicated SiD (Student Information Desk) area, and they can help with everything you need.

Supporting your student experience From the moment you arrive our International Office is there to support you. We provide a bookable meet and greet service to await you at Heathrow Airport and ensure your onward journey is smooth and straightforward.

Our five-day orientation and induction programme includes tours of Luton and surrounding areas and day trips to London. You will have the chance to meet staff from all our faculties and attend talks on living and studying at Bedfordshire. Our service can help you with all the practicalities of your student life – from opening a bank account, to registering with a doctor and the police if necessary. During registration week we will run a number of events to give you a complete picture of student life and everything you need to know to make the most of your experience here. For full details visit: www.beds.ac.uk/international/ whenyouarrive

Religion and faith Our University chaplaincy, ‘Treehouse’ at Luton and ‘SeedBeds’ at Bedford, keep a comprehensive and up-to-date reference guide to local places of worship – please drop in to find out more! Further details are available on our website: www.beds.ac.uk/chaplaincy

Making the most of university life The International Friendship Group is run by the International Office, in conjunction with current students. It is your chance to meet other new and existing students who will help you settle in here. You can socialise with students from all over the world with our incredible year-long social programme. Please visit: www.beds.ac.uk/ internationalevents to browse the whole programme – you won’t want to miss it!

‘‘ Norman Didam Business Decision Management student (Nigeria)

I chose Bedfordshire because of the world-class facilities and wide range of courses. The University’s location in a cosmopolitan town like Luton and the closeness to London was also a motivation. I enjoy meeting students from different nationalities and there are students from virtually all nationalities around the world studying at Bedfordshire. It is certainly the place to be and you won’t regret coming here!

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Entry requirements Whether you are coming straight from school or college, or have other valuable work or life experience, we warmly welcome your interest in studying at the University of Bedfordshire. Am I eligible to study at the University of Bedfordshire? We welcome applications from school and college leavers, as well as those wanting to return to study. We are an inclusive university that takes pride in enabling people, whatever their circumstances, to open up new possibilities. Comprehensive support services are in place to help you deal with anything that might come your way during your time with us.

What qualifications do I need?

The University makes conditional and unconditional offers. An unconditional offer means that you have already achieved the qualifications required for the course you have applied for. A conditional offer means that you must obtain specified grades in your forthcoming examinations. The conditions are usually higher than the minimum entry requirement (set out below) and are expressed in terms of UCAS tariff points achieved through: n

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For applications submitted through UCAS, the official offer is the one you see on UCAS Track. Read it carefully and contact us without delay if there is anything you do not understand. The offer is normally in the range of 200 to 240 UCAS tariff points – please see the entries for individual courses for further information as some courses require higher points, and in some cases specific subject requirements.

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We consider a wide range of qualifications for entry – not just those on the UCAS tariff. We will treat you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies, as well as demonstrable enthusiasm for your chosen subject.

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I don’t have any of these qualifications – can I still apply for entry? It may be possible to take previous experience – from study, work, and related voluntary activities – into account. For international students, if you have been educated in a 12-year national school or college system and have attained the highest level of school-leaving qualification, you will be eligible for our four-year degree for international students. Contact our friendly admissions staff for further advice on the pathways into education we offer and on how to make your application. Call: +44 (0)1582 743500 (UK/EU) +44 (0)1582 489326 (International) or email: admission@beds.ac.uk


Entry requirements Can I get credit for study already undertaken? If you’re applying as a part-time student and providing your study credit is relevant, current and at the right level, we may be able to take prior study into account for advanced entry. The University has arrangements for accreditation of prior experiential learning – APEL.

“We take pride in enabling people – whatever their circumstances – to open up new possibilities.”

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Sorting out your finances Pay as you earn, not as you learn...

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New tuition fees for those who study in 2012, or defer their entry from 2011 to 2012

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Course tuition fees From September 2012 most UK universities, including the University of Bedfordshire, will be charging between £6,000-£9,000 per year for a full-time undergraduate course. For the most up-to-date information, visit our website: www.beds.ac.uk/money (UK/EU students) www.beds.ac.uk/internationalfees (International students)

Tuition Fees Loan If you are a UK or EU student then Student Finance England pays your fees on your behalf, providing you make an application for a Tuition Fees Loan via: www.direct.gov.uk You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

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From 2012, Tuition Fees Loans will also be made available to part-time students who are studying a first degree, and who complete a minimum of 25 per cent of the full-time course content each year.

Funding for students Whilst at university, you will need to pay for living expenses. There are a number of ways to help you with these expenses, so it’s important you find out about all the funding available – you may be entitled to receive more than you think…

Student Maintenance Loan UK students can apply for the Student Maintenance Loan online via: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance The amount of Maintenance Loan you receive will not depend upon household income, so all students from England on a full-time undergraduate course will be eligible. A flat-rate Maintenance Loan is proposed by the Government. This loan is not available to part-time students.

Repaying the loans You do not have to start repaying the loans until after you graduate. In other words, you will not have to pay a penny until the new tax year. Even then, you only pay back what you borrowed if you earn more than £21,000 per year. These repayments are deducted automatically from your salary, so you will not need to worry about sorting it out for yourself. Your repayments will be nine per cent of anything you earn over

£21,000. This may sound a lot but bear in mind that this is not the same as nine per cent of your total income. For example, if you earned £21,500 per year – currently the salary of a newlyqualified teacher – you would be repaying nine per cent of £500, which works out at just £4 per month. The monthly repayments would increase to £23 per month for someone earning £24,000 per year; £30 on a salary of £25,000; and £68 on £30,000. If you decide to undertake a postgraduate degree, travel, do voluntary work, or start a job which pays less than £21,000 per year, then repayments will be suspended. All outstanding repayments will be written off after 30 years.

Maintenance Grant This is a non-repayable grant to provide additional support for living expenses. The maximum Grant level in 2012 is £3,250. The Maintenance Grant is 100 per cent means-tested. Students from households with income of up to £25,000 will be entitled to the maximum £3,250. Students from households with incomes of up to £42,600 will be entitled to a partial grant.

Scholarships and bursaries We value your education as much as you do, and have put £3m into scholarships and bursaries to prove it.

Centenary Scholarship UK students who achieve AAB grades (340 UCAS points or HEFCE approved equivalent) or higher in their


Sorting your Finances Partnership Scholarship Every student coming to study from one of the University’s partner colleges will be entitled to a Partnership Scholarship worth £338.

National Scholarship Programme (NSP) The University is supporting the new National Scholarship Programme. The applicants’ family income should be less than £25,000 per year. All applications will be considered. Those who are recognised as having particular needs will receive a one-off cash payment of £1,000 and

How to apply for student finance

a package of further support up to the value of £2,000 in their first year.

Access Fund All students whose family income is less than £25,000 per year, who do not receive an NSP scholarship, will be awarded a one-off cash payment of £1,000 in their first year.

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship Our special VC scholarship will be awarded annually to one UK student from each of our four faculties. Each will receive £9,000 per year for each year of their studies.

It is best to apply for student finance as soon as you have selected your first choice university with UCAS. That way you are sure to receive your financial support at the start of term. Make sure you fill out the student finance application form online at: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

For students on teacher training, social work or health care courses, the application procedure is different. Please visit: www.direct.gov.uk

To find out about more awards and full eligibility details visit: www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

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studies are eligible for a Centenary Scholarship. It is worth £3,000 per year provided students maintain an Upper Second Class average.

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Accommodation Make yourself at home in our superb student halls – the perfect place to make new friends and settle in to student life.

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With Luton and Bedford on London’s doorstep, you can benefit from its cosmopolitan social scene – but for nearly half the price! Bedfordshire’s reasonable rent varies from £60-£139 a week (based on 2011-12). Local living expenses are also purse-friendly.

Luton accommodation We have invested £40m in stateof-the-art student accommodation. The newly opened Fitzroy Court provides 578 en-suite ultra-modern study bedrooms, with an additional 274 opening for the 2012 academic year at Wenlock Court. These fully furnished flats include a bed, desk, wardrobe, and more importantly

en-suite shower and kitchenette. Not to mention fantastic communal recreation rooms, fully equipped gym and laundry facilities. In addition, there are eight further selfcatered halls of residence – all close to the town centre and just a stone’s throw from the campus. These offer a further 1,094 comfortable, individual study bedrooms arranged in well-equipped flats.

Bedford accommodation Students at the Bedford campus have the option of living in the £20m purpose-built Liberty Park or in one of our University Halls, all of which


Accommodation Liberty Park offers 430 en-suite study bedrooms grouped in flats with fantastic communal areas, including gym and on-site laundry facilities. The University Halls are also arranged in flats to provide 168 bedrooms (112 standard, eight study and 48 en-suite).

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Secure accommodation for healthcare students Healthcare students have access to safe and secure accommodation at our various hospital sites. Please note: we will send an application form when you apply. Rent levels vary depending on your chosen hospital.

Accommodation contacts For information on the individual halls and rooms contents, visit: www.beds.ac.uk/accommodation or contact:

Luton campus T: +44 (0)1582 405000 E: info@studentvillagebeds.com

Bedford campus T: +44 (0)1234 793118 E: studentservices.bedford@beds. ac.uk

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Specialist software and equipment To help with study needs we offer induction loops, height adjustable tables, flat-screen monitors, keyboards for visually impaired users and Keyboard Pro software for developing typing skills.

Study skills, support and training Our Academic Liaison Librarians, Computer Skills Training and Professional Academic Development teams can give you advice on finding information, conducting research, planning essays, taking notes and using the relevant software to write your assignments.

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Joe Cleghorn Public Relations student

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Make the most of your Students’ Union Make new friends, get involved and have fun! The University of Bedfordshire Students’ Union (UBSU) is where it all happens... UBSU is the official representative body of students at the University. Free to join and run by students for students, it organises events and campaigns to bring students together, encouraging you to get involved in exciting new activities. UBSU’s objectives are to: n

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is based in newly opened Campus Centre facilities. The Union also holds a fortnightly surgery session at our Buckinghamshire campus. Staff and sabbatical officers regularly visit our other campuses Aylesbury, Butterfield Park and Putteridge Bury.

Get involved UBSU wants you to feel welcome and to help you settle into your exciting new life as soon as possible. We pull out all the stops for Freshers’ Week, so you can find out all about your new home town. At the Freshers’ Fayre, you can sign up to clubs or societies, enjoy special events and get-togethers, as well as bagging stacks of freebies. We have more than 50 cultural, religious, arts and sports-based societies. From the Indian Student Association to the Cheerleading Teams and the Basketball squad – there is always something going

on; or you can set up your own society with the UBSU’s full support.

Take the lead The Union is run by elected officers who are there to represent the students of the University – these elected officials are current students when they run for election. To find out how you can get involved, visit the UBSU website: www.ubsu.co.uk

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European Culture Night – featuring

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Bhangra Night – with drums, MCing and academy performances

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Get together in Luton – The Mezzanine Bar, Campus Centre

Diwali and Eid celebrations

As well as reasonably priced food and drink, the Students’ Union runs a variety of events, including speed friendship dating, quizzes, open-mic nights and the latest sporting events on big screens. The Union also has close links with local nightclubs and provides official nights out at a discount.

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Chinese Society events – including karaoke and Chinese music

Rags to riches UBSU also organises ‘Raise and Give’ (RaG) activities, raising money for a number of charities in fun and exciting ways. Events have included a Christmas party, school disco, sweet sales, jailbreaks, collections around the town and dunking the Students’ Union president! Charities that have benefited include the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Malawi Project and the Pasque Hospice for terminally ill cancer patients.

Shape up UBSU also runs the ‘Give it a Go’ scheme – commitment-free taster sessions of different sports, including golf, martial arts, archery and pilates. Most sessions are free and there is no pressure to join.

Don’t write it off UBSU’s very own student newspaper The Blend is written exclusively by our students. Its editorial team welcomes contributions from budding journalists, photographers and designers.

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Greek and Cypriot appreciation

Get together in Bedford The Bedford campus boasts a new Hub – the perfect place for gatherings and socialising with friends. The Students’ Union also works closely with local hot spots to provide special student nights.

Get advice If you have any questions or concerns about your studies or general welfare, you can seek advice from UBSU’s Advice Centre. It offers support relating to accommodation, finance, plagiarism, employment, health and wellbeing, personal safety and more. The service is free, confidential, independent and easy to use. As a member of the UBSU you also qualify for the National Union of Students (NUS) card which brings you great discount on clothes, food, music, clubs, cinema and travel.

Need more reasons to get involved with the Students’ Union? Check out the UBSU website: www.ubsu.co.uk

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At the University You can take part in countless activities and events at Bedfordshire. Whether you want to pursue an existing interest or try something new, we offer a wide range of entertainment to enrich your student experience. Sound of music

Hold the upload

Join our club

If you have a musical talent, join the University’s resident orchestra – Symphonia Academica – which plays everything from Baroque classics to contemporary music.

If writing is your thing, you can get involved in The Blend – a monthly newspaper produced by students, for students. You can have a go at being an editor, designer or photographer.

Joining a club or society is a great way to make new friends. And with more than 50 clubs and societies you’ll be spoilt for choice – see page 194-195 (the SU page) for ideas.

Take centre stage

Making waves

All hands on deck

The University’s Bedford campus has opened its 280-seat theatre to the public, giving you the chance to get involved behind the scenes and learn about lighting, sound and stage management; or you could be the next usher in the box office.

If you have an interest in radio then why not get involved in the University’s very own station, Radio LaB, where you can present and produce your own shows. The full-time community radio station, which can be heard at 97.1FM, broadcasts from the University’s Luton campus, and plays a range of music from rock through to indie, rap and unsigned bands. And you don’t even have to be on a media course to take over the airwaves!

Another way to dive into university life and boost your CV is through volunteering. The Volunteering Team (UBV) can even help you find work related to your studies.

Or you can sign up to our Dance and Performing Arts Evening School, for a small fee, and move and groove to varied dance styles.

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Whether you want to work out, compete, socialise, take advantage of discounted membership at various venues, or simply cheer your team on, you’ll find us game for anything.

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We are winners Sporty students from the University of Bedfordshire compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues – many dominating in top positions. You too could become part of the success story by joining one of our many sports teams. Choose from basketball, swimming, hockey, badminton, cricket, golf, football, squash, netball, rugby union, athletics and tennis. Winning cups and medals are not the only rewards you’ll reap. The University awards Sports Scholarships of up to £1,500 to those who achieve the highest standards in their chosen activity.

Bedford raises its game

If you would prefer not to compete against other universities, you can still take part in sports activities including athletics, kickboxing, martial arts, swimming and more. Or simply watch the professionals – Luton Town FC and Bedford Blues Rugby Club are based nearby.

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Therapy labs at the Luton campus are working towards accreditation from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)

Find out all about getting into sport at: www.beds.ac.uk/sportsbeds

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How to apply You have chosen the course or courses that you would like to apply for – so what happens next? Here at Bedfordshire we want to ensure that your UCAS application runs as smoothly as possible. So, check out the Handy Hints section on our website for some useful tips on topics including:

Schools and college applicants

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Using this prospectus If you would like to apply to Bedfordshire, take a look through the contents at the front of this prospectus and select your chosen subject area. Within each colourcoded subject area, you will find the individual courses listed alphabetically. Pick the course or courses of interest and you are ready to begin your application. For course details, you can also search for your course via the Course Finder on our website: www.beds.ac.uk

To apply, fill out the application form online at: www.ucas.com Applying online For all full-time higher education courses at universities and colleges in the UK, students must apply online at: www.ucas.com

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Independent applicants Applicants who are not at a school or college in the UK can apply online independently through UCAS. Do bear in mind that you are responsible for paying the correct fee, nominating a suitable referee and submitting the application online to UCAS. When you have provided the contact details of a referee, UCAS will send a request via email to the referee asking them to complete and submit a reference through the UCAS website. References provided by applicants to UCAS will not be accepted.

University and campus codes for your application The Institution Code for the University of Bedfordshire is B22. Campus codes are as follows: H Bedford campus D Luton campus D All Hospital sites R Barnfield College T Bedford College O Central Bedfordshire College V Grantham College Y Leicester College C North Hertfordshire College N Oxford and Cherwell

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How to apply If you are an independent applicant living in the UK, UCAS (www.ucas.com) offers help and advice for those returning to study. For EU or international applicants, advice is available from British Council offices and other centres, such as your school or college.

Part-time study

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) If you are an independent applicant, you may already have completed some form of study at another institution and wish to have this taken into account by the University.

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Applying as an international student International applicants can apply either online through UCAS (as outlined above) or directly to the University. If you are applying for an English Language or International Foundation Course, you must apply directly to the University. To apply directly, you will need to download an application form from our website: www.beds.ac.uk and include the following documents with your application: n

Photocopies of all your educational certificates

Susie King Head of UK/EU Admissions See what happens when we receive your application and what other top tips Susie has for you: uob.cc/qr199

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Students applying for art and design subjects will also be required to submit a portfolio of their art/design work. Preferably, this should be presented digitally on disc.

Submitting your application as an international student The University’s academic year runs from September to June. If you wish to start a course in September, you should aim to submit your application by the end of the previous June. In some countries, we have a system of advanced payment before an offer letter can be issued, as this can improve your chances of making a successful visa application. Your local representative will be able to give you further information. The UK Government awards visas for the UK through a points-based system for students. You can find further details at: www.beds.ac.uk

Make sure you fill out all the sections on the UCAS application form in as much detail as possible – this will help us fully assess your potential to succeed right from day one. Plus, the earlier you apply the earlier you will receive offers, giving you more time to consider your options.

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When applying as an independent applicant, make sure you consider the UCAS application deadlines listed on the UCAS website: www.ucas.com/ students/importantdates

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Graduation...

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After all that hard work, the day you are finally handed your degree will be one of the most important milestones in your life – enjoy it! Graduation

Postgraduate study

Keep in touch!

Graduation really is a fantastic celebration of all that you have achieved, and the occasion is the perfect chance for you to take a step back and understand the significance of all of your accomplishments. Here are some of the highlights you can expect from graduation day:

Many of our students find that their undergraduate studies leave them so inspired and interested in their subject that they can’t wait to come back to Bedfordshire!

As a graduate you will automatically become a member of our Alumni Association, an ever-growing network of more than 46,000 former students who represent some 100 countries.

The benefits for you:

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To find out more about postgraduate study, visit: www.beds.ac.uk/pgstudy

Watch our graduation video by scanning the QR code or visiting: uob.cc/grad

Shana Morton MSc Physical Activity, Nutrition & Health Promotion graduate 2008 Sport & Exercise Science

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I hope completing this Master’s degree will open up further opportunities for me in the industry – if I can impress with my research, then I feel I will have put myself ahead of the competition when it comes to getting jobs.

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A-Z course index A Accounting48 Accounting & Finance 49 Advertising & Marketing Communications 52 Advertising Design 35 Animation36 Applied Education Studies 81 Applied Psychology 143 Applied Social Studies 151 Art & Design 29 Artificial Intelligence & Robotics 66 Assistant Practitioner 132 B Biological Science Biomedical Science Broadcast Journalism Building Technology (stage 3 only) Business Decision Management Business Information Systems Business Management Business Studies Business Studies (e-Business) Business Studies (Finance) Business Studies (International) Business Studies (Marketing)

41 42 105 67 56 67 57 58 59 59 60 60

C Child & Adolescent Studies 152 Childhood & Youth Studies 82 Community & Youth Development (stage 3 only) 153 Computer Animation Technology 68 Computer Games Development 69 Computer Networking 70 Computer Science 71 Computer Science & Robotics 71 Computer Science & Software Engineering72 Computer Security & Forensics 72 Computer Systems Engineering 73 Computing & Mathematics 74 Construction Management (stage 3 only) 74 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – Diploma to Degree 138 Creative Writing 106 Creative Writing & Journalism 106 Criminology153 Criminology & Sociology 154 D Dance & Professional Practice  Disability Studies

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E Early Years Education Early Years Studies (stage 3 only)

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Educational Practice (stage 3 only) Education Studies Education Studies & English Electronic Engineering English & Theatre Studies English Language Studies English Language for Business English Language Studies with Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) English for International Communication (stage 3 only) English Studies Event Management 

84 84 122 75 123 91 92 93 94 124 175 31 30 29 163 43

G General English Language Courses Graphic Design

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H Health & Social Care Health Psychology Human Resource Management

114 133 115 115,116

N Nursing (Adult) Nursing (Child) Nursing (Mental Health)

135 136 136

O Operating Department Practice (ODP) 137 Osteopathy139 P

F Fashion Design Fashion Design (stage 3 only) Fine Art Football Studies Forensic Science

Media Production (Scriptwriting) Midwifery: Registered Midwife Multimedia Journalism Music Technology

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I Illustration37 Information Systems 76 Interior Architecture 33 Interior Design 33 International Finance & Banking 49 International Tourism Management 176 International Undergraduate Foundation Course (IUFC)  97 J Journalism107 Journalism & Public Relations 108 L Law101 M Magazine Journalism 108 Marketing52 Media Performance 109 Media Practices (Mass Communications) 110 Media Practices & Public Relations 110 Media Production 112 Media Production (Moving Image) 113 Media Production (New Media) 113 Media Production (Radio) 114

Performing Arts 125 Photography & Video Art 30 Physical Education with QTS (Secondary) 85 Post-Compulsory Education (Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector)  87 Primary with QTS 86 Psychology145,147 Psychology, Counselling & Therapies 145 Psychology & Criminal Behaviour 146 Psychology & Criminology 147 Public Relations 53 S Social Work Software Engineering Sport & Community Leadership Sport & Exercise Science Sport & Physical Education Sport Journalism Sport Management Sport Science & Coaching Sport Science & Personal Training Sports Studies Sports Therapy

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T Telecommunications & Network Engineering Television Production Theatre & Professional Practice Travel & Tourism Travel Operations Management

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U University Certificate in Preparing for Social Welfare University Certificate in ELT

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