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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 1

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At Suffolk, I found a place to grow.

Stefana Tiurean

University of Suffolk student


“EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE AMBITIONS. INDIVIDUALS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD” - DR HELEN PANKHURST, OUR CHANCELLOR


Welcome

WELCOME Welcome to the University of Suffolk, I am delighted that you are considering undertaking a programme of study with us. I hope that you enjoy reading this prospectus and hearing from our students. The University of Suffolk is one that is young and ambitious. We have absorbed the best traditions in higher education and aligned them with the modern world of employment and entrepreneurship. Our growing numbers and high graduate employability demonstrate that we make a difference. We are committed to putting students at the centre of our thinking. Within a rapidly changing world, we have created a stable and supportive environment where you can learn and plan your future. Here you are part of a community that will always strive to help you achieve more. We do this by working with you, listening to you, challenging you. When you join the University of Suffolk community we give you an exceptional education, we support you with small groups and access to talented academics, enabling you to acquire skills and insights, relevant no matter how things may change in the future. Our Chancellor is Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia, leaders of the British Suffragette movement. She is an excellent ambassador for our University as we look to embrace a diverse community and be one that enables us all to feel included. The University of Suffolk is all about enabling transformation and change and as a student at our University we will support you as you take your own journey to transformation and change. Being at university is an exciting experience and one that we want to make work for you. We look forward to welcoming you into our community to support your future and help you make the most of your academic journey.

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PROFESSOR HELEN LANGTON Vice-Chancellor and CEO


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STUDENTS OF CHANGE

Never stand still

We live in a world where the only constant is change The University of Suffolk was founded on a bold vision for change. Unencumbered by tradition, we created a new kind of university, custom-built for the modern world. One that is proud to be different and to challenge the status quo. While others stand still, we embrace change. By embracing the new and the next, we prepare our students for whatever the future may bring, giving them the help and support to succeed in a world where the only constant is change.

Our personalised approach to learning provides the support you need to transform your life, throughout your life. We are a community that supports each other to learn and generate new knowledge. No matter who we are or where we are in our lives, the process of learning should never stop. We believe you should always be a work in progress. Discover how this journey has helped support and nurture our students. Read their stories at uos.ac.uk/neverstandstill

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CONTENTS

Contents

Why Suffolk?

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Your undergraduate experience

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Destination Suffolk

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Our campus

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Accommodation

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Facilities and support

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Studying as a mature or part-time student

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International students

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Infozone

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Your Students’ Union

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Your future

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Business engagement

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Our research

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Academic Schools

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Awards

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Our courses

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Partner colleges

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Partner college courses

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BTEC Higher Nationals

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Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

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Postgraduate and beyond

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Financing your study

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How to apply

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Index

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Open events

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LOCATION Our purpose is to transform people’s lives through education, training and research. The student experience is at the heart of what we do.

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YOUR FUTURE

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WHY SUFFO We are not just another university We’re committed to being distinctly more personal and supportive, we’re a community with students at the heart. We work together with you to share our knowledge, provide support and help you to make a difference. Don’t just take our word for it, see what our students have to say.

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Our philosophy We equip you to lead and succeed in a changing world.

Our support Our approach is personal; we will support you through every stage of your learning journey.

The belief and passion that each lecturer has in their subject allows us students to have an insight into their professional opinion but still to challenge, debate and learn for ourselves.

Lewis Cooke FdA Early Years

Our location Our main campus is set on the beautiful Waterfront.

Your individuality

Why Suffolk?

We treat you as an individual. You’re a name, not a number.

Your future Employability is embedded in everything we do.

I really feel that we are given a true insight into future career opportunities, whether gaining experience on placement or speaking with our lecturers who are very inspiring. I have learnt about so many different areas I did not know existed before university.

Emilia Ramsey BA (Hons) Dance


Why Suffolk?

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A JOURNEY OF SELF DISCOVERY Your undergraduate experience

Your undergraduate experience Your studies enable you to explore a subject that you are passionate about, developing an in-depth understanding in areas of particular interest to you. You will discover your own strengths and qualities that equip you to make long-term career and personal choices and ultimately, realise your goals and ambitions. uos.ac.uk/learning


One of the great benefits of being a younger university is that we can look at things with fresh eyes and change them for the better. Traditionally, most universities take the same approach to class-based learning; in the first year you’re likely to be taught in large lecture classes; in subsequent years your classes are likely to be smaller, but only because they become more specialist – fewer students taking the class. This approach suits universities more than it suits students. Our approach to learning is different. We’re here to help you succeed, so we work closely with you from the very beginning of your first year, giving you the time and attention to help you develop into a confident and independent learner. At Suffolk, we talk about ‘guided learning’ in year one, characterised by learning in smaller groups, allowing you to build a solid foundation of academic skills.

By year three, you’ll be equipped for ‘independent learning’. You’ll have access to expert support relating to your specialist interests, and you’ll be learning by undertaking personal projects and research, peer-group activities and independent work. Throughout your degree, you will develop employability skills with a particular focus on professional development in your final year to prepare you for life after university.

Your undergraduate experience

Our diverse student body will also give you the opportunity to learn more about different cultures, beliefs and philosophies. By becoming involved in clubs and societies, you will find others who share your passions, whether they are sporting, educational or social.

Your learning experience is supported by our very simple philosophy of assessment: every assessment (whether it’s an exam, an essay, or something much less traditional) does not just test your progress, it is part of your learning process. Key to your progress is the quality of the feedback we give you. We make sure our feedback is regular and timely, whether this is face-to-face or written. Our approach to learning, assessment and feedback will provide you with the tools to change, evolve, succeed and change again.

Year two is focused on ‘negotiated learning’. This is learning that helps you to become more self-directed and reflective. You’ll be focusing on problem-based learning and various forms of collaborative work.

I feel I’m in a place where I belong. A place where I am heard, able to give feedback and make changes.

Patrisiya Banova

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DESTINAT SUF Suffolk is perfectly located to be the best of both worlds, a picturesque landscape of bustling towns, over 60 miles of beautiful coastline to explore, and all within easy reach of London.

Destination Suffolk

With world famous beaches and beautiful scenery steeped in history, it has a rich and diverse cultural life and thriving entertainment calendar, evolving into one of the most desirable places to live and work in the UK, embracing its strategic location and flourishing technology links.

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Destination Suffolk

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Home from home Known for its hospitable and friendly nature, Suffolk has a growing student community all making the most of what’s on offer. University is where you meet friends for life, whether it’s sharing a Sunday roast in your halls, celebrating your birthday in Cult Café, or catching a train to Old Felixstowe for a breezy coastal walk, Suffolk has something for everyone to share.

Take in the view

Destination Suffolk

Suffolk has some of the UK’s finest coastline, nature reserves, rivers and forests. The cycle tracks, paths and boat hire make it easy to explore the landscape that inspired famous artists Constable and Gainsborough. Paddle board on Alton Water or visit Orwell Country Park or Rendlesham Forest for some peace and inspiration.

Being from London I find the location very ideal as it is only an hour on the train from Stratford. Be ready for serene architecture and waterfront views, as well as lively nights out in town.

Jerome Wahome

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Hannah St Barbe Oldham

Destination Suffolk

The buzz around the Waterfront is like being on holiday every day! BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography

What I have found here is a real sense of community and despite being from so far away I really have been welcomed and made to feel at home. There is plenty here to do such as explore Alton Water and all of the small towns on the coast.

Benjamin Toye

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

Fancy a drink? Try the local beer with Adnams, Aspall, Calvors, Mauldons and St Peter’s, just a few of the regional breweries, great to fuel a long walk and give you a true taste of Suffolk with many using local ingredients like Suffolk malt. Or maybe have a cocktail on the Waterfront and watch the boats go by?

Our Honorary Doctorate Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran happens to be one of our Honorary Graduates. His hit single ‘Castle on the Hill’ describes his love of the county, visit his hometown of Framlingham and see where he shot the music video.

Be independent and explore Throughout the county you will find many towns all with their own unique characteristics and history, packed with an eclectic mix of independent shops, eateries and local artisans, there is plenty to explore. You might want to start with The Saints, a quirky and interesting thoroughfare in Ipswich town centre, visit Ipswich Museum, stretch out on a climbing wall or challenge yourself in an escape room.

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WATERFRONT Our students experience the highest quality in teaching, learning and social environments.

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OUR LOC The campus is very picturesque and sits in a lovely part of the town centre. It is very modern and well set up for university life with everything in one location and readily available when you need it.

Jamie Webber FdA Early Learning

Our location

If you want student life without the expense, you will love the convenience and location of the University of Suffolk. The University is located on the stunning Ipswich Waterfront, home to a lively restaurant and bar scene popular with students and offering entertainment from sailing opportunities in the marina, to performances at DanceEast. The Waterfront also hosts the annual Maritime Festival attracting over 55,000 visitors.

Also, just a short walk away is Portman Road, the home of Ipswich Town Football Club and several parks all offering beautiful open spaces for picnics and exercise. The annual Ipswich Arts Festival hosts a series of events and exhibitions across the town and there is an exciting calendar of sporting events to get involved with, including the Great East Run.

Ipswich is the perfect choice for those seeking entertainment combined with peaceful, relaxed charm. The main campus in Ipswich is a ten-minute walk from the town centre which is packed with independent shops, restaurants, pubs, cafés, theatres and cinemas.

Ipswich is just over an hour away from London and has excellent road, rail and air links to the rest of the UK and overseas. There are also several hotels within easy walking distance, which may come in handy for visiting relatives!

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HOME AW FRO Accommodation

Whether you want to live in halls or a shared house off-campus, we can recommend accommodation to suit a range of needs and budgets.

Our Infozone team is on hand to provide information and guidance about recommended and accredited accommodation, supplied by private providers.

Accommodation

The recommended on-campus halls of residence, Athena Hall, is located on the Ipswich Waterfront just 300 metres from the Waterfront Building and adjacent to the James Hehir Building. Local shops and amenities are close by and the town centre is just a ten minute walk away. Housing up to 590 students, Athena Hall offers a mixture of cluster flats and studio rooms; all with en-suite bathrooms.


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Accredited off-campus accommodation includes purpose-built halls of residences and shared student houses of varying sizes; some properties will offer en-suite bathrooms whilst others have shared facilities. All properties are within easy walking distance of the campus, local shops and amenities. Sample properties can be found on our website and more detailed information and availability can be found on Suffolk Studentpad. We recommend that you research the accommodation options available to you before booking a room. You can use the resources available on our website at uos.ac.uk/accommodation and Suffolk Studentpad suffolkstudentpad.co.uk to assist you in making this decision. For further assistance, contact the Infozone team by emailing infozone@uos.ac.uk or call 01473 338833.

Partner colleges If you are studying at the University of Suffolk at Suffolk New College you can easily live in University of Suffolk student accommodation on or off-campus and be within walking distance of your study location. We may be able to advise about a limited amount of accredited accommodation around other partner college campuses, subject to availability. Otherwise, we would suggest any students wishing to study at any of these locations, seek local private rental accommodation if required. Find out more about our partner colleges on page 140.

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I enjoy that I live with people who are also studying, it motivates us to work and share what we’re learning. My flat does Sunday roast dinners and they’re always the highlight of our week.

Emily Hodgson BA (Hons) Dance

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What do our students love about life in Suffolk?

Good location for a long walk: “Orwell Country Park or National Trust Dunwich Heath” Andrada-Maria Marcu BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

Where you go to get some peace and quiet:

Orwell Bridge @PerezMapManBush

“The library or Holywells Park” Patrisiya Banova BA (Hons) Fine Art

Where do you take someone who has come to visit: “The Waterfront marina, Felixstowe seafront, Jimmy’s Farm” Ana Marques Makhdum

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology

Our Suffolk

Aldeburgh Beach @rosietaylor1205


Our Suffolk

Best place to go on a rainy day: “Empire Cinema or Clip ‘n’ Climb” Sarah Miles

BA (Hons) Early Learning

Christchurch Park @ajfdevine

Any advice for people thinking of studying at the University of Suffolk? “Do it! Apply here! You won’t regret it” Stefana Tiurean

BA (Hons) Games Design

Favourite location for a night out: “Revolution” Barbara Miranda

BA (Hons) Event and Tourism Management

Preferred place to study on campus: “In one of the private study pods in the library” Laura Mitchell

BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing

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Fraser King

Facilities and support

BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

The clinical skills rooms are a good set-up to get prepared for working in a hospital.

Hannah St Barbe Oldham BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography


Facilities and support

FACILITIES at our main campus in Ipswich include: Waterfront Building

James Hehir Building

• The heart of the campus • Infozone • Large auditorium and lecture theatres • Numerous teaching and seminar rooms • Open study areas on all floors • Paddy & Scott’s Café

• Purpose-built clinical skills

Arts Building

• Innovation Hub providing a range

• Hub for Humanities and Arts subjects • Purpose-built, industry-standard studios

• Cult Café

laboratories for Health courses

• Dedicated sports and exercise laboratories

• Latest technology in performance and analysis

• Specialist bioscience teaching and research facilities

for: Architecture, Art, Graphic Design, Film and Photography (including dark rooms)

• Computer labs and digital suites • Exhibition space

Library Building • Equipped with a wealth of resources, computer suites and study areas

• Home to the Students’ Union including

The Atrium • Home to Suffolk Business

School and Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC)

• Main teaching building for STEM subjects, equipped with cutting-edge technology

• VERT (Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training) suite

• Psychology, Games Design, Network

and Software Engineering laboratories

• 3D productivity suite with a range of 3D printers

• Paddy & Scott’s Café

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the SU Shop (where you can purchase items including food, drink, stationery and clothing) and the Social Space with study pods, table tennis, pool tables and a kitchenette

of Fujitsu technology


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NEW DEVELOPMENTS Facilities and support

Health and Wellbeing Building The University of Suffolk will be opening its new Health and Wellbeing Building in early 2022, a space on campus dedicated to the promotion of integrated care among our student body, practice partners and the wider community. The new building will house two floors of brand-new clinical simulation facilities, featuring two state-of-the-art hospital wards, a midwifery

birthing unit, a new sports and exercise science facility, a working radiography imaging suite, counselling/physiotherapy clinic rooms and the Suffolk Institute of Health and Wellbeing Research. Students joining us in September 2022 will be among the first to have access to this brand-new facility.


Facilities and support

DigiTech Centre

The Hold

The new DigiTech Centre opened in early 2021 and is a hub for digital research and training. The result of a collaboration between the University of Suffolk and BT, with £6.5m funding from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the Centre provides cutting-edge digital skills for people looking to pursue careers in the nationally important information and communications technology (ICT) sector and fuel high-tech businesses who increasingly require access to a talented technology workforce.

In partnership with Suffolk County Council, the University of Suffolk has developed The Hold, a purpose-built heritage research centre which opened in 2020. The Hold houses Suffolk’s exceptional historic masterpieces dating back to 1119 with a Royal Charter of King Henry I.

The DigiTech Centre is based at Adastral Park and supports the delivery of the ICT and Digital Creative courses offered by the University of Suffolk. Specialist high-tech laboratories will form the heart of the new Centre which is used jointly by University staff, students and businesses at Adastral Park and across the region.

The Hold supports research, teaching and public engagement, creating an environment for different disciplines to engage with the history of Suffolk. The £20m cutting-edge teaching spaces and public facilities are part of the University’s main campus in Ipswich and provide students with a contemporary new learning space in an immersive modern building to explore the memory bank of Suffolk.

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LEARNING AND TEACHING The Library and Learning Services are at the heart of the academic journey, working in conjunction with course teams and other support services across the institution to ensure your time at Suffolk is as successful as possible. Our learning and teaching is technology-enhanced, research-informed and personal. Find out more about your undergraduate learning experience on page 14.

Library and Learning Services Providing you with the resources you need for reading and research in all areas of your study with millions of electronic articles, streamed broadcasts and other electronic resources, as well as books and traditional media. You can use study spaces, IT facilities and borrow from all libraries across our network of partner colleges including the library at our main campus in Ipswich. libguides.uos.ac.uk

Facilities and support

Learning technologies ‘Brightspace’ is our next generation, online learning environment and transforms your digital learning. It is an adaptive learning system allowing you to work at a flexible pace and break free from the one-size-fits-all learning model. Brightspace also provides you with an informal online space where you can build your own ePortfolio of digital artefacts and self-reflections. libguides.uos.ac.uk/brightspace

Study support Our team of Academic Skills Advisers, Learning and Teaching Librarians and Digital Learning Designers deliver a range of workshops, both face-to-face and online, all targeted at developing key academic skills such as referencing, academic reading and critical writing. Individual support is available at our main campus in Ipswich and can be booked online with our team who will offer you advice and guidance on all aspects of academic work, including assignment help, maths and statistics, research skills and lots more. We also offer a wealth of support on our website with workshops and toolkits to help get you started on your academic journey.


Facilities and support

Partner colleges Across our partner colleges, you will experience the best in facilities and resources. This includes the laboratory at Suffolk New College, which offers specialist engineering and construction equipment. Find out more about our partner colleges on page 140.

I have been impressed with the courses that the library offers helping with academic skills and the Advisers have been brilliant at giving feedback on essay writing and how to improve.

Sarah Miles

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SUPPORT We offer a range of specialist advice and guidance services, from confidential one-to-one sessions, to workshops, presentations and specialist events, supporting your academic, personal and professional progression.

Careers and employability Our Advisers are here to provide impartial advice and guidance to support you with your personal and professional development before and during your studies, and after you graduate. You will also have access to our online interactive career learning platform FutureMe.

Chaplaincy We are a multi-faith community and welcome students from a diverse range of backgrounds. Our multi-faith chaplaincy at our main campus in Ipswich is open to staff and students of all faiths and no faith.

Childcare If you have dependants, we can advise you of funding that may be available.

Support

Counselling We can provide independent, impartial and professional counselling at some of our campuses, or we can signpost you to the appropriate support services. Our counselling support is confidential and offers you the opportunity to explore topics such as exam anxiety, low mood, stress, relationships and personal issues.

Disability support We are here to support you if you have a disability, a mental health difficulty, or a specific learning need. We aim to create an environment that is accessible and inclusive for all students. We will work with you to ensure that appropriate individual support is in place and we can advise you on your eligibility for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). Your individual needs and support arrangements can be discussed before you start your course or at any time during your studies.

Financial support Our expert Advisers can advise you on financial support that may be available to you. We have partnered with Blackbullion, the e-learning platform equipping students with money skills for life to maximise student success.

Health and wellbeing We can provide guidance on how to register with a local GP, and how to access sexual health and wellbeing services. Maintaining good mental and physical health is important and we offer as much help as we can to support your life as a student.


Support

Mentoring and student life advice

International opportunities

Suffolk Life Mentors are experienced students who can offer information and support to help you with your transition to university. They also organise activities to help you to learn more about university life and meet new people. Student Life Advisers are here to make your transition to and journey through university as smooth as possible.

We offer a wide range of international opportunities, including our popular exchange programme. You can enrol onto a four-year programme with a sandwich year, enabling you to combine studying and working abroad as part of your university experience.

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Our Exchange Programme includes over 20 partner universities in Europe, Canada and Australia, offering a unique opportunity for studying, working and volunteering abroad, equipping you with many new skills and enhancing your experience and employability.


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MATURE OR PART-TIME STUDENT STUDYING AS A


We recognise that there are many different reasons for wanting to study part-time, whether it’s to fit around your family commitments, boost your career prospects, or enable you to earn while you learn. Around a fifth of undergraduate students in the UK study part-time. It can offer a more flexible approach to learning, allowing you to complete your studies over a longer period. This is typically four and a half to nine years for an undergraduate degree, following the same structure as full-time students, but taking fewer modules per year. The number of modules per year depends on how long you wish to take to complete your course. If you want to study part-time, you must apply directly to the University. All applications are judged on their individual merits. The government offers maintenance loans to eligible students who wish to study part-time. These loans are meansassessed, and the rates are pro rata (must be a minimum of 25 percent equivalent of a full-time course to qualify). To get a maintenance loan you must also be under the age of 60 on the first day of the first academic year of your course. Ask the Infozone for more information.

These are targeted at supporting you to develop the key academic skills that assist you with your study. Our workshops focus on topics such as referencing, academic writing and reading, maths and statistics, understanding feedback and being critical. We also have a wealth of support available on our website including toolkits and workshops to get you started on your academic journey.

Mature and part-time students

Part-time study

Our Infozone Advisers are your first stop for guidance on finance and can direct you to Student Finance Advisers for support with more in-depth issues. As a mature student, you are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan and may get a maintenance loan to help with living costs. Student Finance England offer a reduced rate means-assessed Special Support Loan for eligible students aged 60 or above commencing a full-time undergraduate first degree. Additional financial support may also be available in some cases. We operate a flexible admissions policy for mature students, giving consideration to life and work experience. Please contact the Infozone for more information on 01473 338833.

Mature students A large proportion of our students are over the age of 21, so if you’re considering a return to study, you won’t be alone. We understand that the prospect of being a mature student can sometimes be daunting, so we put in place a range of support measures to help.

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Library and Learning Services offer additional support to students at all levels of study and provide year-round workshops, drop-ins and one-to-one appointments.

If you are aged 21 or over, you are classed as a mature student. A large proportion of the student population at the University are mature students. The University and the Students’ Union run a programme of events aimed specifically at mature students.


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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS We are a supportive and inclusive university, providing cutting-edge learning and teaching to a growing community of international students.

Applying

Getting started

If you are interested in studying with us, we advise you to visit your country’s specific webpage. uos.ac.uk/yourcountry

We run an induction programme specifically for our international students to help you get settled in the UK. You will meet other students, find out more about living and studying here and find out more about the Students’ Union (SU) which has lots of clubs and societies for you to join..

You will find information about recognised qualifications, English language requirements and any planned visits to your country. Information on how to apply can be found via our International Applications webpage. uos.ac.uk/internationalapplications.

Fees and scholarships

International students

Whether you are from the European Union or from further afield, you may be eligible for one of our generous international scholarships. Check our webpages for full details about our scholarships and tuition fees. uos.ac.uk/feesandscholarships.

Visas For more information regarding visas and immigration visit uos.ac.uk/visas

International Foundation Programme For applicants interested in studying for an International Foundation Programme please visit our website. uos.ac.uk/internationalfp Please contact international@uos.ac.uk, where our dedicated International Team will assist you with your enquiry.

The University of Suffolk seemed to me like the best for multiple reasons: the specialist equipment, it was a newer university and the student-to-tutor ratio meant that I would get more one-on-one time with the lecturers if I needed it.

Dragoș Liche

BA (Hons) Computer Games Design


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Infozone

Our courses

INFOZONE The Infozone is a one-stop-shop, giving information and advice on all aspects of student life. Whether you need information on applying for study, accommodation, or finance, you can find all the answers through the Infozone. Our knowledgeable Infozone team are friendly and efficient and will be able to respond on the spot to the majority of enquiries. We can also help you access many of the specialist services available, including booking one-to-one appointments with support staff.

We are here to make your life as simple as possible, whether you are a potential applicant or current student.

You can contact the team in person by visiting the Infozone on the ground floor of the Waterfront Building at our main campus in Ipswich, by telephone on 01473 338833, or email infozone@uos.ac.uk

Every encounter I have had with the Infozone has been great. Very efficient and helpful, if they cannot help then they always direct to someone who can.

Ask us a question at:

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YOUR STUD UNION The Students’ Union (SU) is run by you, for you. It’s your SU! The SU exists to ensure that you have a voice and an influence within the University. Empowering and enabling you to pioneer change in every aspect of the student experience. You get to decide how it works, what events and services you would like to see, what deals and discounts we offer and what local and national campaigns we support. The SU is a community of people like you, embracing change, sharing ideas and making new things happen.

If you want to meet new people, learn new skills, experience something new or just have fun, we can help. You could join a society, play competitive or social sport, represent your course or School, or campaign on the issues that are closest to your heart, being a voice for your fellow students. Your time here is unique and your SU will help you experience it to its fullest.


Your students’ union

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Representation Your President and Vice President are elected by the student body, you, to manage the direction and day-to-day running of the SU. We are here to facilitate the change that you ask for. SU Course Reps collect feedback and register your views for discussion at meetings with senior staff from the University.

The SU hosts a number of inclusive events catering for every taste. We start the term with Freshers’ Week and run activities throughout the year, from pub and club nights to student family get togethers, cultural events and an end of year ball.

Societies Joining a society is a great way to do the things you love and get to know people who share your passions. If you don’t see a society that you like, you have the power to set one up.

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School Officers make sure students from every School are represented at Student Council and School Officer Forums. Dedicated SU Liberation Officers represent minority groups to ensure the inclusion of everyone’s voice.

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Your students’ union

Sport is at the core of student activities and plays an important role at Suffolk. Your SU offers a diverse and exciting range of opportunities for you to get involved with sports and fitness, catering to all needs and abilities. SU Social Sport offers a variety of non-competitive sessions for all abilities. From fitness-based activities such as pilates, yoga and HIIT, to sociable team sports like Futsal and badminton, they are a great way to get fit, release stress and meet new people. If you’re looking to take sport to the next level, then you should join a BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) league. It’s the perfect membership for people

Being part of a team provides a welcome break from study to do something that you enjoy. I love having the routine of weekly exercise and being able to play netball with such great people.

Meg Wright Netball Team

looking to develop their sporting skills, play competitively and be a part of a team. We currently have six teams who compete weekly in a regional league. Our teams regularly hold open sessions and taster sessions, so there are always opportunities to try something new.


Your students’ union

Advice

Discounts

Your SU is here to support you. SU Advice is a free, confidential and independent service to help and guide you through your student experience. No problem is too big or too small, we are here for you and we always have the kettle on!

As a member of your SU, you also become a member of the National Union of Students (NUS). The NUS TOTUM card and app give you discounts for high street stores and online retailers on food, essentials, tech, travel, fashion, beauty and more.

Social Space and SHOP SU The Social Space is an ideal spot to study or just relax. The pool table and tennis area offer a welcome break between studying and there’s also a kitchenette. SHOP SU offers food, drinks, meal deals, snacks, stationery and clothing.

So, in a wrap, that is your SU. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in contact with us and check out our social media and website at uosunion.org to see more in depth what we’re about. We can’t wait for you to join the University of Suffolk!

Some of the closest friends I have got at uni are from the society and I wouldn’t have met them if I just stayed within my academic cohort. The events helped me get over first year nerves.

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Employability is embedded in everything we do. Our learning experience equips our students with the knowledge, skills and confidence for life beyond university.


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YOUR FUTURE A degree equips you with the skills you need to prepare for your future career. Whether you choose a vocational qualification with a clear career path, or a degree with transferable skills, you can be confident that you will gain the knowledge you need with us.


Your future

Employability is not just about gaining relevant skills or getting a job; it is about your personal, academic and professional development. Whilst studying at Suffolk, you will have the opportunity to grow across a broad range of areas. All our degrees enable you to get involved in problem solving, creative thinking, team working, delivering presentations and using digital technologies, all essential skills needed in the world of employment. Many of our courses incorporate modules in professional practice or include graduate development programmes enabling you to put into practice your learning, engage with employers and organisations, and discover where you want your studies to take you in life. Don’t leave thinking about your career and employability until the end of your study. There are opportunities to get involved from the moment you start. You can play an active role in a Students’ Union club or society, be a course representative or a volunteer.

All these activities will develop your employability and some are accredited, appearing on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) when you graduate, demonstrating the broad range of your achievements to potential employers. The Careers and Employability team work hard to connect our students and graduates with potential employers, live projects and other opportunities. We source a range of paid internships, part-time and vacation work, volunteering and graduatelevel vacancies. We also work closely with the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to create graduate opportunities with small and medium-sized enterprises across the region to support the growth of local businesses.

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Whether you are a student or alumni, you can use FutureMe, your interactive online career development learning platform, available 24/7. FutureMe will provide you with all the career preparation tools you need to move your career forward and succeed in planning your future.


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CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY SERVICE Our support continues for three years after graduation with full access to the same Careers and Employability services available to you as an undergraduate. The Careers and Employability team offer support on:

• How to develop your employability • Making informed career decisions • Writing effective CVs and applications • Successful interview techniques • Using social media to find opportunities

Careers and employability service

Our graduates progress to a wide range of career paths in fields as diverse as humanitarian research in Haiti for the United Nations, corporate aviation accounts with Willis Towers Watson to British Council design internships in China. Careers fairs and networking events on campus are held throughout the year and provide you with an opportunity to connect with local, national and international organisations. You may have a clear career path in mind or have no idea what you want to do after you graduate. Whatever your situation, our Careers and Employability Advisers can support you with one-to-one careers advice and guidance on making the most of your time here and exploring next steps after you graduate.

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Alumni Your journey with the University of Suffolk won’t end at graduation – you will become an official member of our Alumni Community. This Community can offer you all kinds of benefits and services, continuing to help you develop, network and achieve your dreams. uos.ac.uk/alumni


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BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT We work closely with businesses and industry in everything we do, ensuring that your degree offers the best opportunities during your study, and long after you graduate. uos.ac.uk/businessengagement


At the University of Suffolk our lecturers, students and the business community, collaborate on leading innovation projects. The University prioritises the student and graduate experience and aims to connect you with industry through our teaching, learning, research and business engagement activities. Regardless of your area of study, you will engage with the industry of your choice and be mentored and coached into being an innovator in your field. Our academic staff are engaged and entrepreneurial and will support you to meet with potential employers and prepare you for the next stage of your career.

Connected with industry The University has a strong network with a number of large multinationals, such as BT, national consumer brands and local business clusters. Through our new DigiTech Centre at Adastral Park, the University is seamlessly connected to the 150+ high-tech companies of the Innovation Martlesham ecosystem. We also have partnerships with small to medium businesses across the region and the influencers of economic development including the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC) The Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC), located in The Atrium, has been established as our focal point for developing new entrepreneurs and businesses, supporting student entrepreneurs, apprentices and alumni and connecting the University to industry. Through the IWIC you can receive support to create your own business, access internships and placements, connect with a large network of businesses and attend development skills workshops. Many of our alumni have gone on to set up their own business and come back to support new students with advice and mentoring. Your relationship with the University is for life and does not end when you complete your course.

The DigiTech Centre provides BT with a great opportunity to enhance our partnership with University of Suffolk. It opens the QUOTE doors for research collaborations in data science, cyber security and other technology areas that are key for BT and the UK.

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We work closely with businesses to support our students and graduates in accessing internships, placements and graduate positions, and value the expertise that our business partners bring to the development and expansion of our new and existing courses.

As an example of the depth of industry engagement at the University of Suffolk we have a unique association with Ipswich Town Football Club and with support from professional footballers, students gain valuable experience of working in medicine and elite sport science.

Business engagement

Based in one of the UK’s fastest growing city economies, with Ipswich recognised as one of the best places to set up a business, you are joining a university which has its roots and its future deeply embedded within the local community. We seek to transform our communities through social and economic development and transform you through your course with wider support to develop entrepreneurial attributes including creativity, resilience, flexibility and self-awareness.


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The IWIC has been fundamental to my business success. From low-cost desk space to grant funding opportunities, business networking and everything in between.

The Games Hub Launched in 2016, The Games Hub has helped graduates showcase their games through the Tranzfuser scheme. It helps students get their games to market through exposure to industry professionals and funding opportunities.

Business engagement

The Games Hub, run at IWIC, is a voluntary programme for third year Games Design and Programming students and is being extended to include students from all courses. The programme provides an innovative and creative environment for students to learn more about business skills and what is needed to set up a business or become self-employed. These student entrepreneurs are then able to put what they have learnt at university directly into practice in the industry, enabling a seamless transition.

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Luke Brown

Element Softworks

Topics covered include: • Business planning • Marketing • Finance All topic areas include speakers from the games industry and local businesses. Biscuit Sandwich Games was founded in 2019 by Tom Gibbs, Elliot Chester, Amy Potter and George Flude. The team was created to participate in the Tranzfuser Competition, where they entered the concept for their first game ‘Ready Set Sumo!’ The team were selected as one of the winning teams to receive funding of up to £25,000, enabling them to become a fully-fledged company and continue with the development of their game. “We’re thrilled our hard work has taken us this far. Being awarded funding will enable the team to continue development full-time and allow us access to the resources we need to meet our development milestones.” Tom Gibbs, Biscuit Sandwich Games.


Our 3D Productivity Suite has a range of 3D printers, including an industry-standard printer with the future-proofed capability to work with almost any plastic in applications across all disciplines. If you can dream it, you can build it, in a fraction of time and at a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing methods. These facilities are available to all students and staff regardless of their course and can support a range of interesting projects.

Suffolk Centre for Female Entrepreneurship The Suffolk Centre for Female Entrepreneurship launched in October 2017 as a key partner of the IWIC. The Centre is a unique resource regionally and nationally within UK Innovation Centres, aiming to provide a leadership role and knowledge base for the support and promotion of female entrepreneurship, innovation within business and a reduction in gender inequality across all business sectors. The Centre supports students and graduates to develop their entrepreneurial skills, empowering them to create, plan and manage their own businesses and inclusivity.

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As a student at the University of Suffolk you will be surrounded by people who will inspire you. We are very proud to have a wealth of outstanding academics across our Schools and you will be taught by academic staff who are leaders in their discipline. Whatever you choose to study, you will be taught by lecturers and professors with real-world experience and research interests. Our growing and vibrant research environments are made possible by talented people and strong collaborative networks. Our current research endeavours continue to make a real difference to people’s lives, influencing policy and society. This research informs our teaching and enables you to develop into a highly employable, skilled and knowledgeable graduate. The University has a number of research Centres and Institutes and continues to make significant and strategic investments in its research environment.

Our research

The University of Suffolk is dedicated to championing research in everything we do. Our research-informed teaching provides an innovative approach to learning. Research underpins our curriculum, how we deliver it and drives our new research initiatives. Our research portfolio currently focuses on:

• Creative and Digital Technologies • Crime and Social Justice • Health and Wellbeing • Sustainability • History and Heritage • Learning and Teaching In addition to our undergraduate courses, we offer a wide range of exciting postgraduate courses including taught Masters programmes and PhD study to support developing research knowledge and skills through our Graduate School. uos.ac.uk/postgraduate We are very proud of the significant impact our research has on the economic, cultural and educational lives of the communities we serve regionally, nationally and internationally.

Open Lecture Series The University of Suffolk Open Lecture Series is a high-quality events programme featuring world-renowned speakers, showcasing academic excellence both inside and outside the University. uos.ac.uk/openlectures

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Our courses are spread across four academic Schools. Each School has its own expertise and ethos which is reflected in its portfolio of courses. Our University is very collegiate. Our aim is to generate and disseminate knowledge, empowering everyone to succeed.

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Work-based learning is an integral aspect of all our programmes and we have strong partnerships across a variety of sectors. uos.ac.uk/academicschools

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ENGINEERING ARTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Our School is an inclusive multidisciplinary environment for learning and innovation, with a community of staff and students from more than 15 countries. Our programmes provide strong integration of Arts, Science, Engineering and Creative Technologies; breaking the silos and bridging the gaps between these disciplines. Our graduates are hands-on, competent professionals with a strong work ethic. They are agile, resilient life-long learners and in demand across the breadth of their subject disciplines and beyond. You will be taught by a team of world recognised researchers and industry experts. They are committed to purposeful innovation, entrepreneurship and strong partnerships across industry, government and not-forprofit organisations. They will help you to develop the real-world problem-solving skills which will enable you to thrive in your studies and beyond. Our students are at the heart of everything we do, we treat you as a partner and empower you to take charge of your learning.

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Our specialist facilities and world-class equipment enables our graduates to succeed in their chosen field. In partnership with BT, we have invested £10m to establish the new DigiTech Centre at Adastral Park. We have modernised our purpose-built Arts Building, adding new industry-standard studios, and continue to invest in our state-of-the-art Life Science and Biotechnology laboratories. Whether you’re a life scientist, computer engineer, creative digital technologist, artist, photographer, architect, designer or film maker; you will discover your ‘space’ and learn to develop your own unique interests.

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Professor Alistair Mathie, Dean of School

Professor Alistair Mathie joined the University in January 2021 from the University of Kent. As incoming Dean to the School of EAST, his aim is to harness the knowledge and expertise that the School possesses in areas such as digital technology, health and wellbeing and sustainable energy, in order to develop and maintain a portfolio of excellence in learning, scholarship, research and innovation. In doing so, the School will make significant and trustworthy contributions to quality of life and economic wellbeing, regionally, nationally and internationally.


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HEALTH AND SPORTS SCIENCES The School of Health and Sports Science is a dynamic, diverse and growing academic unit which offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and apprenticeships, placing a high focus on critical thinking, employability and applied learning. We offer a range of innovative programmes in the health and social care professions, alongside our sports science and performance provision. We have a strong and established research profile in sports science and health care. We pride ourselves on working closely with regional, national and international partners to ensure our students experience the very best learning, teaching and research opportunities. Among our current partners are the NHS, Ipswich Town Football Club, Arsenal Football Club and DanceEast. By working closely with private and public sector organisations we ensure that our students: develop practical skills and confidence in real-world settings; make relevant contacts in industry; maximise their employability prospects; and have a transformative effect on health and wellbeing in the community. Our programmes are designed to promote innovation and produce critical thinking in our graduates. With access to state-of-the-art clinical simulation facilities and specialist sports facilities, an individualised learning experience, and high levels of support, we know our students can expect to have life-long employment opportunities.

Dr Paul Driscoll-Evans, Dean of School Dr Paul Driscoll-Evans is passionate about improving the patient experience and playing an active role in healthcare education. He likes to create a discursive educational environment, where ideas are shared, challenged and encouraged. Dr Driscoll-Evans aspires for graduates to act as agents of change, using evidencebased practice to improve the provision of health and social care.

The School is very excited that 2022 will see the University opening our new Health and Wellbeing Building, a space dedicated to the delivery of our health provision and which will house our expanded clinical simulation and sports facilities. Our students will benefit from accessing some of the best clinical simulation facilities in the country.

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SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES Student experience is at the heart of everything we do in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses are designed to enable students to develop the knowledge and skills for a wide range of careers. The School is multidisciplinary, with degree offerings in: Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Childhood Studies, Education, Law, Social Work, Counselling, English, History, and Politics. Boasting an outstanding record of achievement in promoting student engagement in the learning journey, the School has a clear vision to provide high-quality, student-centred courses of study that are distinctive, relevant, and impactful. Graduates of our programmes bring change and make a difference in their communities and broader society. Staff are committed to helping students explore their own unique passions and interests. We are particularly proud of the close, individual attention we give our students as they undertake their university journey. Our teaching excellence is underpinned by the School’s growing international research reputation across our subject areas. Students are taught by world-leading and internationally known experts in their fields.

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The School is founded on the principle that education transforms lives. We work collaboratively with our students as well as external partners and communities to produce graduates who have the key skills employers want and who are outward-looking and confident, possessing the critical perspectives relevant to being a global citizen in the 21st century. Our School connects – People, Place and Society – and we invite you to join us.

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Professor Brian McCook, Dean of School Professor McCook is a social and cultural historian. As Dean, he has the privilege to lead an innovative and professional School with a strong interdisciplinary ethos dedicated to serving the needs of a diverse and vibrant student population. A PhD graduate from UC-Berkeley, he joined Suffolk in 2019 after previous academic leadership roles at Manchester Metropolitan and Leeds Beckett universities. His research interests are wide ranging and include the study of ethnicity and nationalism, citizenship, and transnational migration.


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SUFFOLK BUSINESS SCHOOL Suffolk Business School is a new and innovative Business School based at the heart of one of the UK’s fastest growing economies. Working with our business community we are committed to developing the talent and entrepreneurial effectiveness of all our learners, so you graduate with the right skills and knowledge to make a positive impact on society. We will help you develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and networks you need to turn your career ambitions into professional achievements.

Professor Gurpreet Jagpal,

At Suffolk Business School our vision is your success and our mission is to help you realise your potential. To achieve our mission we focus on three core areas:

Professor Gurpreet Jagpal joined the University of Suffolk, to drive business engagement and lead the development of enterprise and entrepreneurship. Professor Jagpal has spent the last 17 years working in universities across the UK, in roles predominantly focusing on business engagement, innovation and entrepreneurship. Blurring boundaries between education and business is Professor Jagpal’s passion, exploring ways that they can come together to ensure the needs of business are being met and graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge to make a positive impact on society.

• Real world practitioner led teaching • Business engagement • Applied research We apply the latest thinking and technologies to improving lives and livelihoods in our communities. Our academics put students and businesses at the heart of their teaching and focus on adding real social and economic value. To do that, we build every module and course on three pillars:

• Co-designed – every module and programme we

develop and deliver has direct input from employers

• Co-delivered – we arrange for business leaders and

other professionals to deliver at least one component in every part of your module or course • Co-accredited – your degree will earn you either professional accreditation or valuable exemptions from key parts of that accreditation

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You will leave Suffolk Business School fully prepared for the world of work and will be ready to start applying your learning and adding value at every stage of your career. You will also benefit from being part of a dynamic global network of alumni and partners who can help you discover opportunities across the world.

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AWA We offer a range of programmes including undergraduate Honours and Foundation degrees, Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, BTEC Higher Nationals, and postgraduate degrees. All courses are designed to help you in your future career. uos.ac.uk/courses


ARDS Honours degrees

BTEC Higher Nationals

Many of our courses lead to Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) awards, usually studied full-time over three years, or part-time, where available, over four and a half to nine years.

Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas are awarded by Pearson or the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

Foundation degrees

In addition to our undergraduate degree portfolio, we offer a range of postgraduate courses, including postgraduate taught degrees and postgraduate research degrees.

Foundation degrees are highly flexible programmes of study with a strong vocational focus. The Foundation degree in Arts (FdA) and Foundation degree in Science (FdSc) are generally available in both full and part-time study modes. They are normally studied full-time over two years or part-time, where available, over three years. Upon successful completion, you can gain an Honours degree by transferring on to the final year of a related Honours degree or complete a specific Progression Route year.

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Postgraduate degrees

Postgraduate taught degrees are validated by the University of Suffolk and postgraduate research degrees are validated by the University of Brighton. More information on available postgraduate courses can be found on page 170.

International Foundation Programme This course is aimed at international students seeking to study an undergraduate degree at the University of Suffolk. uos.ac.uk/internationalfp

We offer Higher and Degree Apprenticeships (Levels 4–7) in partnership with a range of employers. For more information, please see page 166. uos.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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OUR COURSES On the following pages you will find all the undergraduate courses available at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich.

Our courses

Please note that you will need to fulfil the specific entry requirements detailed on the course pages of our website. Individual course requirements do vary and some may specify particular grades or subjects at A-Level, Access to Higher Education Diploma, Foundation degree and GCSE, in addition to the entry requirements stated here.

Some courses will require applicants to have an interview, portfolio review or audition. Other course requirements can include the need for a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, Occupational Health check, references and to already be in a paid or voluntary work placement. For any questions, please contact our Admissions team on admissions@uos.ac.uk or 01473 338348.

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Graphic Design

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History

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Law

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Law with Politics

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Law with Sociology

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Marketing

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Games Programming

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BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography

Games Design

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BSc (Hons) Dance

Fine Art

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BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

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BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

Film Studies

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BSc (Hons) Counselling

Exercise Prescription and Public Health*

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Event and Tourism Management

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Event and Marketing Management

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BSc (Hons) Business Management

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English Literature with Language

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BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences with Foundation Year

English Literature with Creative Writing BA (Hons)

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Duration Three years full-time, four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code NN43 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC) Related courses Business Management (see page 81)

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ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

This degree brings together the disciplines of Accounting, Finance and Management (AFM). You will study a range of topics from Accounting and Banking to Audit and Taxation as well as Financial Strategy. The teaching team have excellent links with employers, providing opportunities to visit accounting firms and banks and undertake internships and/or work experience. We are proud to be a Partner in Learning of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales, enabling graduates on the course the option to claim a minimum of six papers in the professional ACA exams. This means that the University of Suffolk AFM degree is designed for those planning to obtain further professional qualifications after graduation through further training in practice in the financial services and banking sector. We welcome entrepreneurs who want to start their own businesses in the future by providing you with a full practical grounding in key aspects of financial planning and management. Past and recent graduates from the BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management course have gone into a wide range of careers including successfully secured training contracts with large accounting firms, whilst others have successfully secured employment in the banking industry, gone on to work in the public sector or set up their own business ventures.

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ADULT NURSING Duration Three years full-time Theory based sessions are at the University of Suffolk Waterfront campus in Ipswich Practice placements (hospital and community), include: – East Suffolk / Ipswich – North Essex / Colchester – Norfolk / Norwich – North Suffolk / Great Yarmouth – West Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds – Independent and voluntary sector UCAS code B700 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC) Related courses Childrens’ Nursing (see page 85) Mental Health Nursing (see page 114)

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Government healthcare grant of £5,000 per year available. For details visit uos.ac.uk/finance

BSc (Hons)

Our BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing degree is an excellent choice if you want a fulfilling and rewarding career. You will be made to feel welcome from your first day by our friendly, enthusiastic and committed team of experts. The course is based in the School of Health and Sports Sciences and has the NHS Values and 6 C’s of nursing at its heart. We are committed to embedding these values in everything we do. You will study in a state-of-the-art learning environment with fifty per cent of your time in practice and fifty per cent in lectures, simulation laboratories and independent study. We work closely with hospital Trusts and the independent and charity sectors, to provide experience in clinical practice. Our practice partners offer a variety of opportunities in the following areas and specialities: community nursing; acute medical and surgical nursing; specialist care areas, including palliative and end of life care, and out-patient departments. Students in their third year are encouraged to arrange an elective placement which could be at home or abroad. Whilst in practice, you will be allocated a Practice Assessor responsible for your clinical assessments in conjunction with the Practice Supervisors with whom you will be working. The course is full-time, which equates to 37.5 hours per week. Practice placements comprise of a variety of shift patterns: long days (12.5 hours), early, late and night shifts. At times, you will also be expected to work weekends to ensure you encounter the range of experiences during a service user’s journey of care. Student nurses at the University of Suffolk develop into informed, enthusiastic, motivated and competent Registered Nurses, empowered to deliver the best possible care. We will help you to make a difference.

This degree enables you to gain an Honours degree at the same time as being eligible for professional registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). 100% of our students are working either as a Registered Nurse or undertaking further health-related study one month after graduating.


Duration Three years full-time UCAS code K100 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC)

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Our courses

ARCHITECTURE

The BA (Hons) Architecture degree at Suffolk is a forwardthinking, interdisciplinary programme of study. With us you learn Architecture as a driver for global and situated culture underpinned by three principles: ecologies, pedagogies and technics. We approach Architecture as a humanity tool to create and sustain new modes of life within the wider ecosystem of built and natural environments we inhabit. You will study how to design buildings, spaces, and urbanities resilient and adaptive to rapid environmental, social and economic change. With your projects you will address people’s needs and modes of life on a macro to micro scale by means of critical and creative practice. With us, you will engage in worldleading events and will engage in current discussions around the future of Architecture. You will be taught by qualified Architects educated to the highest level and trained in different contexts who will enrich your student experience with diverse cultural and professional references. Each year, we select a number of specialists from practice to contribute and deliver design projects for our agile studio, advise and mentor students in practice on real briefs. This course prepares you for industry based on the latest criteria and expectations. All skills we teach are transferable and disclosive. Upon successful completion and relevant graduate placement/training, you may work in roles such as:

• Architectural assistants, architectural designers and technicians • Artists, visualisers and illustrators • Tutors and teachers in architecture, design technology, and art and design

• Urban designers, officers in planning and the local authorities • Research and editorial assistants in the built environment sector This course also fully prepares you for postgraduate study in Architecture, Architectural Design, Urban Design, Construction Management, Engineering, and most art and design specialisms.

This course is actively supported by the regional RIBA Suffolk network of industry specialists and Ipswich Borough Council and sits within the learning programme of the Suffolk Sustainability Institute.

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RYAN GRIMWOOD BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

I applied for University after leaving the military and used the ELCAS scheme as part of the funding. After running into some issues with this, I contacted the University Finance team to explain the situation and they went out of their way to get it resolved. Suffolk has excellent student satisfaction and high-quality course content. You are encouraged to engage, lectures are not a one-way information stream, you are in control of your own learning. With my course I am able to access the IT suites exclusive to students studying IT based subjects as they are pre-loaded with industry-leading software. My course is designed to be directly useful in industry today, utilising the technologies and techniques that are very likely to be needed in my first job after graduation. I currently work full-time in a job unrelated to my degree. It can be hard at times, but it’s achievable, and made easier by the support available from student services, like time management. As a mature student who commutes to university the location is excellent and there is plenty of parking available in and around the campus. The University is also within walking distance to the best bars and clubs. Always a positive! Think about what you want from university. If you want to be recognised as an individual and made to feel as though help is available at every turn, Suffolk is the place for you.

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Duration Three years full-time, five years part-time UCAS code Biological Sciences C760 / with Professional Placement TBC – please see the website Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) Related courses: Biomedical Science (see page 79)

BSc (Hons)

Our courses

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Our BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences degree blends the study of key biological concepts with a comprehensive practical laboratory programme to produce competent, confident and capable graduates employable throughout the growing life science sector. We are proud to have had this degree accredited by the Royal Society of Biology which recognises the quality of the curriculum, learning experience and assessment. The course consists of a number of modules making learning accessible, enjoyable and achievable. Course themes explore key areas including, molecular and cell biology, applied sciences such as physiology and pathophysiology, and cutting-edge topics including developmental and regenerative cell biology. Woven into the course are key academic skills such as scientific writing and thinking, applied numeracy and specialist software use, enabling graduates to develop good employability skills and supporting them through the process of finding employment and career planning. Importantly, all students get access to fantastic, modern, scientific facilities in the University’s laboratories. These are generously equipped, with suites of instruments such as mass spectrometer, gas/ liquid chromatography, tissue section/cryosection, flow cytometer, nanodrop, plate readers and PCR/RT-PCR machines to name just a few. We also have excellent microscope facilities including Dissection, Fluorescent Zeiss microscopes capable of imaging live human cells through time-lapse photography and laboratories dedicated to fish, mouse and human cell/tissue culture alongside the tools for their analysis. On this programme, we pride ourselves on giving undergraduate students full access to these research quality tools. We encourage their use for practical exploration and our BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences degree focuses on practical work throughout to learn alongside the theoretical concepts. We believe this approach is what gives our graduates the key to the successes we have seen year after year. You can also study this course with a professional placement year.

*BSc (Hons) Bioscience has been re-approved with the new course title of BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences.

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BSc (Hons) Bioscience* scored 100% satisfaction in the National Student Survey in 2020; and Bioscience at the University of Suffolk was ranked 4th in the UK for student satisfaction, according to The Complete University Guide 2020.


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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES WITH FOUNDATION YEAR Duration Four years full-time, seven years part-time UCAS code C761 Typical offer 80 UCAS points: CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC) Related courses Biomedical Science with Foundation Year (see page 80)

BSc (Hons)

Our BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences degree blends the study of key biological concepts with a comprehensive practical laboratory programme to produce competent, confident and capable graduates employable throughout the growing life science sector. We are proud to have had this degree accredited by the Royal Society of Biology which recognises the quality of the curriculum, learning experience and assessment. This course begins with an additional Foundation Year which comprises a cluster of modules that help to develop and prepare a student for the demands of a fulfilling undergraduate science programme. These additional modules include a range of key scientific concepts, numeracy, academic writing, problem solving and project management. It is ideal for those that have been out of education for some time, those that have further education in non-science subjects, and/or those looking to further bolster previous learning. The course develops confidence, making learning accessible, enjoyable and achievable. Course themes explore molecular and cell biology, physiology and pathophysiology, and cutting-edge topics such as developmental and regenerative cell biology. Importantly, all students get access to fantastic, modern, scientific facilities in the University’s laboratories. These are generously equipped, with suites of instruments such as mass spectrometer, gas/liquid chromatography, tissue section/cryosection, flow cytometer, nanodrop, plate readers and PCR/RT-PCR machines to name just a few. We also have excellent microscope facilities including Dissection, Fluorescent Zeiss microscopes capable of imaging live human cells through time-lapse photography and laboratories dedicated to fish, mouse and human cell/tissue culture alongside the tools for their analysis.

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On this programme, we pride ourselves on giving undergraduate students full access to these research quality tools. We encourage their use for practical exploration and our BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences with Foundation Year degree focuses on practical work throughout to learn alongside the theoretical concepts. We believe this approach is what gives our graduates the key to the successes we have seen year after year.

BSc (Hons) Bioscience with Foundation Year scored 100% satisfaction in the National Student Survey in 2020; and Bioscience at the University of Suffolk was ranked 4th in the UK for student satisfaction, according to The Complete University Guide 2020. *BSc (Hons) Bioscience with Foundation Year has been re-approved with the new course title of BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences with Foundation Year.


Duration Three years full-time, five years part-time UCAS code J750 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) Related courses: Biological Sciences (see page 77)

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BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

There has never been a time when the role of Biomedical scientists has been more relevant than since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. Biomedical Science is a well-established but nonetheless dynamic and rapidly evolving scientific discipline aimed at improving our understanding of human health and disease. This course takes a multidisciplinary approach providing you with an understanding of the human body at molecular, cellular, organ and systems level. It covers the key aspects and principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, physiology and pathophysiology and haematology. The course has a strong practical focus and will provide you with a range of practical and analytical skills relevant to a career in biomedical science and beyond. We help you progress to become an employment-ready graduate equipping you with transferable skills highly valued in the current, ever-changing employment market. The course benefits from a close working relationship with Ipswich Hospital and West Suffolk Hospital and is taught by an international team of research-active academics ensuring that it is contemporary, relevant to your future employment and at the forefront of science. You will work in our outstanding laboratory facilities equipped with state-of-the art research equipment and benefit from a close working relationship with local hospitals. Our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the leading professional body for scientists, support staff and students in the field of biomedical science. As such, it can be used towards obtaining statutory registration as a biomedical scientist with the Health and Care Profession Council (HCPC) through completion of the IBMS Registration Training Portfolio and award of the IBMS Certificate of Competence. Further information can be found on the IBMS website ibms.org

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You will be working in our outstanding laboratory facilities equipped with state-of-the-art research equipment, and benefit from a close working relationship with local hospitals.


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BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE WITH FOUNDATION YEAR Duration Four years full-time, seven years part-time UCAS code J751 Typical offer 80 UCAS points: CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC) Related courses Biological Sciences with Foundation Year (see page 78)

BSc (Hons)

The BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science with Foundation Year is ideal for those interested in studying biomedical science but have been out of education for some time or who have A-Levels or equivalent in nonscience subjects. The integrated Foundation Year provides students with the subject knowledge, study skills and personal confidence required to successfully progress towards obtaining a BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science degree. There has never been a time when the role of Biomedical scientists has been more relevant than since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. Biomedical science is a well-established but nonetheless dynamic and rapidly evolving scientific discipline aimed at improving our understanding of human health and disease. This course takes a multidisciplinary approach providing you with an understanding of the human body at molecular, cellular, organ and systems level. It covers the key aspects and principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, physiology and pathophysiology and haematology. The course has a strong practical focus, and it will provide you with a range of practical and analytical skills relevant to a career in biomedical science and beyond. We help you progress to become an employmentready graduate equipping you with transferable skills highly valued in the current ever-changing employment market. The course benefits from a close working relationship with Ipswich Hospital and West Suffolk Hospital, and is taught by an international team of research-active academics ensuring that the course is contemporary, relevant to your future employment and at the forefront of science.

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Our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the leading professional body for scientists, support staff and students in the field of biomedical science. As such, it can be used towards obtaining statutory registration as a biomedical scientist with the Health and Care Profession Council (HCPC) through completion of the IBMS Registration Training Portfolio and award of the IBMS Certificate of Competence. Further information can be found on the IBMS website ibms.org

You will be working in our outstanding laboratory facilities equipped with state-of-the art research equipment, and benefit from a close working relationship with local hospitals.


Duration Three years full-time (four years full-time with sandwich year), four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code Business Management N100 / with Professional Placement N104 / with Study Abroad N105 / with Professional Placement and Study Abroad N102 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC) Related courses: Event and Marketing Management (see page 101) Event and Tourism Management (see page 101)

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Gain a degree and the experience you need to become the business leader you want to be. Whether you want to start your own business, work in a global business, or anything in between, our Business Management degree will prepare you for a career in leadership and management. Whatever your passion, you’ll develop skills, gain experience and build your understanding of how successful organisations operate and develop. You’ll learn about the formulation of strategy, effective marketing, ethical leadership and managing people. You will develop the transferable skills that managers need to be successful. As you work with your tutors and fellow students in seminars and on assessments, you will develop your ability to write clearly and present arguments, deliver engaging presentations and work as part of a high-performing team. Each module in your course will involve industry experts, businesses and practitioners, giving you first-hand experience of applying ideas you’ve developed in lectures and seminars. Your tutors and the Employability and Careers Team will help you write and talk about these experiences with potential employers for the career that you want. Recent graduates from this course have pursued a wide range of career paths. Some have successfully started their own businesses, while others have secured places on graduate training schemes with large organisations or are working in the public sector. Whatever path you dream of taking, we are here to support you throughout your studies. We look forward to meeting you! You can also study this course with a professional placement year, a study abroad year, or combine the two (6 months of each).

Business, Management and Marketing at Suffolk was ranked 35th in the UK in the Guardian League Table 2021.

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The sandwich year offers you the chance to extend your studies and secure additional experience that will help you stand out from the crowd. We are excited to be able to offer you three options: a full year on a work placement; a year studying in a university abroad; or a year split between placement and study.


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STEWART DURKIN

BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management

I believe it’s not where you go to university, but who teaches you. Accounting and Financial Management can be very complex but the lecturers at Suffolk who have taught me are amazing. The professors explain it clearly and simply and help is given if you just ask. They are always there to support you. I enjoy my course because it broadens my horizon on finance. Learning accounting and finance is learning the language of business, you notice how organisations, banks and financial institutions operate. My goal is to

JADE READ

BA (Hons) Social Work

I enjoy the student experience at Suffolk, they always have the students interests at the heart of what they do. I don’t think you could get a more beautiful location and the facilities are excellent, I really enjoy the library and the SU, it’s the perfect place to study, with your cohort or individually. It’s never too late to begin a degree! After my A-Levels I was unsure what route to take, there are so many opportunities, don’t put too much pressure on yourself. The University will be there to support and guide you when you decide to begin.

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become a chartered accountant and work for one of the big companies, but the course has also helped me learn how to manage and budget my own finances better. The location of the campus means that shops and restaurants are all just a short walk away. The Suffolk Business School within the University has a café and seating area to relax between lectures and the Students’ Union has a pool table which is brilliant as me and my friends play frequently.


Duration Three years full-time, six years part-time UCAS code TBC Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) Related courses: Early Learning (see page 96) Early Years Practice (see page 97) *Subject to validation

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CHILDHOOD*

The BA (Hons) Childhood programme explores the well-established academic disciplines of Childhood, Education and Disability studies. The programme focuses on the multi-disciplinary nature of the study of childhood, which embraces diverse academic disciplines such as sociology, education, psychology, history, philosophy, social policy and health. This enables you to explore the diverse, multi-faceted experiences of children through a range of perspectives. Within the programme, a variety of discreet pathways are available, allowing you to acquire specific knowledge and understanding in specialised aspects of childhood and their associated career opportunities. The first year of the programme provides you with an introductory knowledge of childhood, child development, health and education. From the second year onwards, you can choose a specific pathway aligned with your interests and employability outcomes. These pathways are specifically named in the final degree award. Pathway 1: Disability, Special Needs, Health and Wellbeing: offers a grounding in human development from an ecological perspective; health, wellbeing; and disability, from both a bio-psycho-social perspective and the disability studies, rights-based approach. Pathway 2: Society and Welfare: examines welfare ideologies and the ways in which childhood is constructed within the social structures. It explores the welfare needs of children through local, national and international institutions. Pathway 3: Education: examines early and primary education and the underpinning values of professional practice. Practice modules are available within this pathway. You can work towards an optional Early Childhood Graduate Competencies certification, developed by the Early Childhood Studies Degrees Network (ECSDN) and supported by the Department for Education (DfE). The academic team draws on years of academic and professional expertise in childhood, education, child health, development and therapeutic working. You will benefit from close working relationships with a highly qualified teaching team.

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Our graduates go onto a range of careers working directly with children, their families and/or with the services that support them. Graduate destinations are situated within the areas of education, early years provision, family support work, therapeutic settings and charitable organisations and further graduate education such as Initial Teacher Training, Postgraduate Certification, and further studies at Masters and/or Doctorate level.


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CHILDHOOD: PRIMARY EDUCATION WITH QTS* Duration Three years full-time UCAS code TBC – please see the website Typical offer 120 UCAS points: BBB (A-Level), DDM (BTEC) Before starting the course, students will also need to meet the following ITT Criteria set out by the DfE – Satisfactory enhanced DBS check – Demonstrate that they are ‘Fit to Teach’ by undertaking an occupational health assessment Related courses Childhood (see page 83)

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*Subject to validation and DfE agreement

BA (Hons)

Primary Education with QTS is a new and exciting opportunity for students wishing to become primary school teachers. The programme enables students to gain a BA Honours degree while working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This programme is delivered in partnership with our ITT partners, North Essex Teacher Training and Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT. The course enables you to explore the diverse, multi-faceted experiences of children through a range of perspectives such as sociology, education, psychology, social policy and health, while also acquiring an in-depth understanding across several subject disciplines and clearly defined core curriculum specialisms. From year one, you will combine studying with practical classroom experience at partnered primary schools, allowing you to put your academic knowledge into practice on a continuous basis. The academic team draws on years of academic and professional expertise in teacher training, childhood, child health, development and therapeutic working. You will benefit from close working relationships with a highly qualified teaching team who will support you in your journey to becoming a primary teacher. This academically challenging route is designed especially for high performing, motivated students as it combines a full-time academic programme with school placements throughout each year of the course. Entry into the route is competitive and subject to a selection process.

This programme is unique in the region as it allows students to gain the professional status of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in combination with a BA Honours degree.


Duration Three years full-time Theory based sessions are at the University of Suffolk, Ipswich Base sites for practice placements (hospital and community), are at one of the following: – East Suffolk / Ipswich – North Essex / Colchester – North Suffolk / Great Yarmouth – James Paget – West Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds UCAS code B730 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) Related courses Adult Nursing (see page 74) Mental Health Nursing (see page 114)

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CHILDREN’S NURSING

Children’s Nursing focuses upon the health and wellbeing of children and young people from infancy to adolescence, in hospital and community settings. Children’s nurses work in partnership with the child, young person and parents/carers to promote a flexible and holistic approach to their care. They also support and educate the child/young person and family in managing their health, illness and disability and work as part of the interprofessional team with other professionals from health care, social care and education. This course promotes NHS values and seeks to develop knowledge, skills and competence required to respond to health care needs. By the end of the course, you will have acquired in-depth knowledge of key subjects, including anatomy and physiology, physical emotional and psychosocial development, acute and long-term childhood illness and subsequent nursing care. Your time will be split, 50% in the classroom and clinical skills laboratories and 50% in clinical placement; demonstrating integration and consolidation of theory and practice. You will gain a wealth of experience in a wide range of clinical placements, for example a children’s ward, neonatal unit, children’s emergency department, a children’s hospice, a child’s home and in the community.

Midwifery (see page 115) Government healthcare grant of £5,000 per year available. For details visit uos.ac.uk/finance

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This degree enables you to gain an Honours degree at the same time as being eligible for professional registration as a Registered Nurse (Children) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). 100% of our students are working either as a Registered Children’s Nurse or undertaking further healthrelated study one month after graduating.


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COMPUTING Duration Three years full-time (four years full-time with sandwich year), four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code Computing I103 / with Professional Placement I104 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC) Related courses Web and Mobile Development (see page 136)

BSc (Hons)

Are you looking for a flexible, industry-focused and hands-on computing course that puts you in control? At each level of our BSc (Hons) Computing degree, you have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of different computing topics creating a degree designed to meet your specific interests and career aspirations. Module options include software engineering, web development, mobile applications, networking, cyber security, data science and artificial intelligence. There has never been a better time to begin a career as a computing professional. In the UK alone, the demand for roles within the digital technology sector has increased by over 150% and it is estimated that annually, over 600,000 ICT jobs remain unfilled. This degree has been designed to equip you with the hands-on experience and knowledge relevant to industry enabling you to take advantage of this demand for highly-skilled computing professionals. As part of this course, you will have the chance to apply the skills you have gained with an optional placement year. Placements are usually paid and can lead to you securing a full-time job upon graduation. You’ll study in state-of-the-art facilities supported by lecturers with a wealth of both academic and industry experience. Our commitment to business engagement ensures that you will have opportunities to work on real-world projects, technical briefs and datasets. Whether you like solving problems, are keen to develop and build new technical systems or want to create the next big mobile application, we can give you the resources, skills and knowledge needed to begin a successful career in the technology sector.

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You can also study this course with a professional placement year.

This course has a flexible curriculum of optional modules allowing you to shape your degree to your specific interests and career aspirations. Choose from modules in cyber security, web development, mobile, software engineering, AI and more. Use the support from the University of Suffolk’s Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC) to help start your own business.


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FERNANDO-PULLE BSc (Hons) Bioscience* I love how broad the Bioscience* course is, allowing us to explore different areas helps us to decide what we can progress onto in the future. My favourite module is cell biology where we look into the behaviour of cells in our body and the formation of cancers. I have been doing a micro-placement organised by Student Services and it has allowed me to practice and gain confidence in my scientific skills, especially in cell culture, putting knowledge gained on my course into practice.

LAMECK NYARIRANGWE BA (Hons) Architecture

I enjoy the designing aspect of my course as we are always learning new skills. My inspiration is seeing where the profession of architecture can take you. All of our lecturers are qualified Architects and we benefit from good links to industry. The facilities are great, I mostly use the workshops and architecture studios within the Arts Building. The campus is easy to navigate and in close vicinity of many utilities and businesses. It takes time to adjust to university life however at the University of Suffolk this adjustment happens quickly, there is always help around every corner and easy ways to make friends.

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I love the location of the University, the walk along the Waterfront is quite peaceful with fabulous cafés! It is really convenient as the train station and town are only a short walk away. It is a great place to study, classes are small so you engage more with your lecturers and get more out of your course. *BSc (Hons) Bioscience has been re-approved with the new course title of BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences.


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COUNSELLING Duration Three years full-time UCAS code B945 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC)

BA (Hons)

Our Counselling degree provides you with the theory and skills to become a practising therapist able to work from humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) approaches. This course uses an integrative philosophy to counselling that centres on the needs of the client. You will develop your own self-awareness and the ability to use your counselling skills to become a confident therapeutic practitioner. As part of the course you will complete a placement, which could include supporting those with addiction, depression, sexual or physical abuse, anxiety, bereavement and trauma. You will be equipped to work with people who are in difficult or distressing circumstances or are dealing with challenging life events. You will develop strategies for self-care that enable you to be robust and resilient. This course is structured to support future applications for registration and individual accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and subscribes to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions 2018.

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Applicants will normally be 21 or over at the start of the course.

Graduates are well placed to seek roles as a counsellor, working in settings such as work-based counselling, student counselling, primary practice, hospital, mental health and voluntary settings.


Duration Three years full-time, four and a half years part-time UCAS code Criminology L370 / Criminology and Sociology L390 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC) Related courses Law degrees (see page 112) Psychology degrees (see page 126) Sociology (see page 129)

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CRIMINOLOGY CRIMINOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY

Students studying criminology routes at Suffolk will be challenged to seek answers to fundamental questions such as: What is crime? Who are criminals? Are we all equal before the law? How do we prevent crime? Criminology is an academic discipline with strong roots in sociology, psychology, law, social policy and philosophy. It is a discipline with a number of lively and sometimes controversial debates and it is through engagement in debates that students gain the very important undergraduate skill of critical thinking. As well as studying criminology as a single route, students can also choose to study this discipline as a combined route with sociology or psychology (see page 126). Sociology is a subject that developed with the modern world and its key task is to analyse the changing nature of the social world. Sociology equips you with the tools you need to understand the world we live in by developing relevant analytical and research skills. Graduates can pursue roles in organisations such as local and central government, the Police, HM Prison Service and the National Probation Service, education institutions, or paid roles with voluntary organisations.

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This course has excellent links with local Criminal Justice Partners.


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CYBER SECURITY Duration Three years full-time, four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code I102 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC) Related courses Web and Mobile Development (see page 136)

BSc (Hons)

Cyber security has never been more important. Our society is entirely dependent on information technology. Computers dominate our working lives, personal lives, homes, vehicles, schools and hospitals. These are at constant risk of attack by hackers and cyber criminals. Our course provides you with expertise in all aspects of cyber security, covering software, networks, systems, people and organisations. We develop your understanding of the motivations and techniques of attackers and teach you how to successfully defend against them. Current UK salaries for cyber security jobs are high and demand for skilled professionals continues to rise. The median annual salary for cyber security roles in the UK is £60,000 with some entry-level roles at £37,500. We also focus on developing your broader computing skills, making you a fully rounded technology professional. You will gain additional competencies in secure programming, secure software development, databases, Big Data technologies and data analytics — key areas of importance to industry. On completion of this degree, you will also be in a position to take cyber security certification exams – should you wish.

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Some modules on this degree will be taught at our new DigiTech Centre at Adastral Park, giving you access to state-of-the-art AI/machine learning facilities, a cyber security testing range, a professional cyber forensics laboratory and opportunities to make connections with the 140+ high-tech Innovation Martlesham companies based in the park.

It is estimated that there are three million unfilled cyber security roles globally. Current UK median salaries in cyber security roles are £60,000.


Duration Two years full-time UCAS code W500 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC)

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DANCE

BA (Hons)

Dance has been identified as one of the fastest-growing art forms, increasingly recognised for its popularity as well as social, artistic and cultural relevance in contemporary society. The BA (Hons) Dance programme is the first two-year work-based dance degree in the UK, representing a unique partnership between the University of Suffolk and DanceEast. Responding to growth in demand for dance artists working in health, education and community settings, this innovative course will prepare you for a successful career and develop your artistic voice. It is delivered intensively over 40 weeks each year, from mid-September to the end of July, supporting continuous learning, training and professional exposure. DanceEast is one of the UK’s leading national dance organisations, hosting an eclectic selection of internationally renowned dance companies and choreographers and its reach extends far beyond work presented in the theatre. Professional dance artists bring dance to people in schools, hospitals, hospices, care homes and sheltered housing. We’re privileged to see how dance changes lives every day. The BA (Hons) Dance course is designed to develop you as a versatile dance artist. You will gain the technical, creative, professional skills and knowledge to work in a range of community, education and health settings. Throughout the course, you will be taught by professional dance artists, practitioners and experienced lecturers. Your experience and employability will be enhanced through a unique interdisciplinary approach to dance that brings together several departments at the University with DanceEast. You will attend lectures, participate in classes and workshops, and learn through a range of hands-on work experiences and placements. Modules are undertaken over two consecutive years on a full-time basis, and they are grouped in four strands:

• Dance Pedagogy • Creative Practice • Contextual Studies in Dance • Independent Artist

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Course fees for two-year accelerated degrees differ from standard fees. See page 172.


FRANKIE SHAFTAIN-FENNER BA (Hons) Digital Film Production I spent hours talking to one of the lecturers on an open day. It was refreshing to be able to talk openly with staff about their subject. One of the best parts of the course is collaborating with other students. Developing ideas and filming them as a group helps to bring everyone together. We have a dedicated computer suite, loaded with the latest industry standard software, including Avid, Premiere and DaVinci Resolve. With constant access to these facilities, we can sit and edit together all day.

EMILY HODGSON

BA (Hons) Dance

I felt instantly at home when I came to the audition for my course, it felt less overwhelming than some larger universities. I enjoy the class sizes as it means I get lots of feedback and individual attention and the modules really prepare me for a variety of careers. I also like the hands-on experience I get from the placement options. My course uses DanceEast, a great link for the University, all the facilities are new and high quality and it’s really picturesque along the Waterfront, lovely for my walk to uni!

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Our course includes a Professional Practice module, which involves finding and completing work for a professional client. I’ve had some great opportunities through this, from video editing to documentary work and promotional films! The people who run the student societies are really friendly and welcoming. I’ve attended the Film Society, Games Society and the LGBTQ+ Society. Since the societies are often run by students and for students, this makes it feel more like a community, as people can pitch in their own ideas and vote on the weekly activities.


Duration Three years full-time, four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code I400 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC)

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DATA SCIENCE AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Many areas of our daily lives are influenced in one way or another by the use of Data Science, from the investigation of medical issues through to political campaigns, elections and social media technology. This degree course will provide you with the foundational computing skills necessary to begin exploring the exciting and topical world of Data Science, which is the collective term given to the tools, techniques and strategies used in trying to discover valuable information from (often enormous) datasets. The roots of Data Science lie in developments made in the field of Artificial Intelligence and this course will also give you an introduction to those foundations. Firstly you will need to build core computing skills and knowledge. In your first year you will gain a solid grounding in programming, platforms and operating systems, and be introduced to the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, together with practical skills in Python programming. Your second year will focus in depth on software engineering, data structures and algorithms, relational and NoSQL databases, and Data Mining, together with the necessary computing research skills needed to carry out your final year project work. In your final year you will be assigned a supervisor to guide you and who is familiar with your chosen topic. You will also take more advanced modules such as Data Science Applications, Deep Learning, Cyber Security and Distributed Systems. Throughout the degree you are encouraged to attend an extensive range of seminars and events provided by guest lecturers with backgrounds in technology, business and academia which can often provide the stimulus for final year projects. Upon completion of this degree you will be well placed to embark upon a career or further study as a data scientist.

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Some modules on this degree will be taught at our new DigiTech Centre at Adastral Park, giving you access to state-of-the-art AI/machine learning and cyber security laboratories and make connections with the 140+ high-tech Innovation Martlesham companies based in the park.


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DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHY Duration Three years full-time UCAS code B821 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) Related courses Therapeutic Radiography (see page 135)

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Government healthcare grant of £5,000 per year available. For details visit uos.ac.uk/finance

BSc (Hons)

Diagnostic Radiographers produce high quality images to diagnose injury, illness and disease, using a variety of imaging modalities including X-ray, Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Nuclear Medicine. Each examination is different, requiring radiographers to have excellent communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. You will study the science underpinning image production and radiation safety and develop a detailed understanding of the anatomy, physiology and pathology required by diagnostic radiographers. You will learn about the diverse needs of the individuals attending for imaging, supported by stories from service users and your experiences in practice. Many graduates work in the NHS, but there is an increasing number of openings in the private sector. Radiographers can also work in education, research and industry (sales or development). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practice.

40% of your time will be spent studying on campus with the remaining 60% in practice at one of 11 placement hospitals across Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.


Duration Three years full-time, four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code P300 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC). Related courses Screenwriting (see page 127)

BA (Hons)

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DIGITAL FILM PRODUCTION

This degree explores the creative and professional aspects of filmmaking. Working in small crews, students are trained in a multitude of roles including camera operator, director, producer, lighting technician, editor and sound recordist. This practical filmmaking knowledge is supplemented by modules in screenwriting and film theory, providing students with the creative, technical, critical and entrepreneurial skills to begin a professional career. Our teaching facilities have been completely refurbished and upgraded. We have a large multipurpose production studio used for shoots, skills workshops and masterclasses, as well as showcasing student work. There is a dedicated colour grading suite with DaVinci Resolve Studio software and mini panel, and a large edit suite with all computers running the industry standard software Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools. We also have an audio post-production studio with 5.1 surround sound and teach students how to record, edit and mix sound professionally during two dedicated audio modules. Students have access to top-of-the-range professional equipment throughout the year, including Sony FS5, Canon DSLR and Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4k cameras, a variety of zoom and fast prime lenses, 633 sound mixers and audio kits, lighting and grip gear. Students also have the opportunity to learn on ARRI ALEXA Mini LF cameras, which were used in the filming of Sam Mendes’ 1917. Students obtain a wide range of transferable skills, in the classroom and through work placements and are well positioned to respond to changes in the modern film and broadcast landscape and succeed in this highly competitive industry. Past graduates have found employment with Warner Bros., Fox Searchlight, BBC, Grade A Productions, Applause Store Productions, Apple and iSite TV, in roles such as film editor, cinematographer, visual effects editor, talent runner, audience manager and programmer.

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EARLY LEARNING

BA (Hons)

(Progression Route) Duration One year full-time, two years part-time (for both on-campus and distance learning pathways) UCAS code X312 Typical offer A relevant Foundation degree or equivalent level qualification

This is an intensive work-based higher education qualification for experienced Early Years practitioners who have completed a Foundation degree in Early Years Practice or an equivalent undergraduate qualification at Level 5. The programme focuses on enhancing your knowledge and understanding of the theories and concepts underpinning working with young children and developing academic skills, with particular focus on critical reflection and enquiry to improve professional practice through academic and experiential learning. You will study modules in: education; schooling and society; early years practice, therapeutic and child-centred interventions; early learning practice; and undertake a research dissertation. Distance Learning pathway (Level 6) The BA (Hons) Early Learning (Progression Route) can be studied via Distance Learning. This online course provides the opportunity for practitioners working within the sector to learn through the University’s Online Learning Environment (OLE). You will be supported via tutorials through live webinars and online learning and teaching resources. The course is designed to offer you the opportunity to progress to further postgraduate study, teacher training or enhanced positions of responsibility within the Early Years sector. The Distance Learning pathway commences in September each year.

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The BA (Hons) Early Learning (Progression Route) is completed through one day a week of university attendance, enabling students to balance working with children in practice and studying.

The programme is designed to offer you the opportunity to: progress to further postgraduate study; teacher training; play therapy; family support work; or enhanced positions of responsibility within the Early Years sector.


Duration Two years full-time, four years part-time UCAS code X313 Typical offer 80 UCAS points: CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC) Related courses Childhood (see page 83) Early Learning (see page 96)

FdA

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EARLY YEARS PRACTICE

This course offers a vocational qualification and is designed to encourage all practitioners employed or volunteering in the Early Years sector working with children from birth to twelve and those aspiring to work with young children, to access higher education to develop through academic and experiential learning. It emphasises multi-agency working, helping to create a workforce committed to joint working and improving standards of care for all children. You will study a range of modules such as: introduction to professional practice through research; children’s development and promoting wellbeing; inclusive practice; safeguarding young children; early years’ research; and supporting play and learning, all through one day a week of university attendance. As this is an employment-based course, you will require the support of your employer/setting to successfully complete the qualification. You will also need a mentor in the workplace to support you with your studies and you will need to be in practice for 12 hours per week, this could be on a voluntary basis. On completion, you can progress to a BA (Hons) (Progression Route) in Early Learning. Completing this Foundation degree and then progressing to complete a relevant BA (Hons) (Progression Route), you would then be able to undertake postgraduate study, such as Initial Teacher Training. Distance Learning pathway In addition to traditional on-campus study, the FdA Early Years Practice can be studied via Distance Learning. This has been created in response to a need for practitioners working in the sector, wishing to study alongside their full-time employment. This course provides the opportunity for Early Years practitioners working within the sector to access higher education for simultaneous development of academic and experiential learning entirely online through the University’s Online Learning Environment (OLE). On completion, you can continue your studies to Level 6 by progressing to the BA (Hons) Early Learning (Progression Route) which is also available as Distance Learning.

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The FdA Early Years Practice is completed through one day a week of university attendance, enabling you to balance working with children and study simultaneously.


JAY CHANDLER BA (Hons) Social Work

Before applying, I did my research and found that the Course Leaders and Tutors at the University of Suffolk were friendly and passionate about their subjects. The University provides loads of support and resources, and Infozone is a great starting point for useful information. You will find some fantastic staff to help you! I encourage everyone to take up every opportunity for support as this will help to make your studies easier. Since starting University I have been inspired to try and make a difference by advocating for social justice and take a stand against inequalities. In 2019, I was elected as the BAME Officer for the Students’ Union (SU). Although this is a part-time role alongside my studies, I am really committed and work closely with the SU to provide support, advice, and guidance for students and staff. I have also started the first BAME Society; we have regular events, hold drop-in sessions and work with staff and students to understand any challenges being faced, provide a safe and respected environment, and ensure a fair learning experience for all. My favourite part of campus is the new social area; I think it is the best thing ever for socialising and relaxing with friends. The campus location is just right, perfect for walking into the busy town centre with loads of facilities and shops. The University is right on the Waterfront; it feels and looks amazing any time of the year. If you want a different and unique experience, I recommend the University of Suffolk.

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Duration Three years full-time, four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code Q302 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) Related courses English Literature with Language (see page 100)

BA (Hons)

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ENGLISH LITERATURE WITH CREATIVE WRITING

The BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing invites you to engage with contemporary subjects in literary studies such as micro-memoir in autobiography, Gothic horror in young adult fiction, and the apocalyptic imagination in twenty-first century writing. You will have the opportunity to create a portfolio of published work, including poems, short stories, scripts, flash fiction, and novellas, and to enter exclusive writing competitions, such as the Student New Angle Prize. Classes are delivered by published, award-winning authors, active researchers and HEAaccredited lecturers. Supported by an expert teaching team, you will develop your writing talents, follow your interests, and share your love of literature. Throughout the degree you will also have a chance to develop professional skills by collaborating with regional arts organisations, publishers, theatre companies and community groups, such as the New Wolsey Theatre, the Ipswich Institute, the East Anglian Daily Times, and the Red Rose Chain. Our graduates have found employment as editors, copywriters, teachers, writers and poets, or have pursued postgraduate studies and an academic career. There is no better place to study English literature than Suffolk. Our coastal villages and towns attract writers and artists from all over the world, while the county and East Anglia features prominently in the imagination and landscapes of classic novels. This sense of a literary and artistic community comes to life at the University. Through engaging critical discussions, creative writing workshops, and professional development activities, we will put you at the heart of a community that values independent thinking, academic rigour and creative excellence. Join us today and start writing your future.

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English at Suffolk was first in the UK for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2021.


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ENGLISH LITERATURE WITH LANGUAGE Duration Three years full-time, four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code Q303 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) Related courses English Literature with Creative Writing (see page 99)

BA (Hons)

The BA (Hons) English Literature with Language enables you to combine innovative approaches to literature with cuttingedge research in linguistics. On the course, you will engage with contemporary subjects in literature, including postfeminist approaches to seventeenth-century poetry, Gothic horror in young adult fiction, and the apocalyptic imagination in twentyfirst century writing. Alongside these areas, you will study a range of linguistic topics, such as language acquisition and disorders, variation in spoken language, and dialects in literature and film. Our seminars are led by active researchers and HEA-accredited lecturers dedicated to giving you the best student experience. Here you will have the opportunity to undertake professional practice research alongside a related work placement to enhance your employability. Our students have worked in a variety of professional environments, including primary, secondary and adult education, educational librarianship, editing and journalism. Over the last two years, 100% of students applying for teacher training have been successful at interview and accepted onto postgraduate courses. Our graduates have pursued Masters level study in the fields of speech therapy and literary linguistics, and seen their work cited at national linguistics conferences.

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Suffolk is an inspiring place to study literature and language. The county’s coastal villages and towns attract writers and artists from all over the world, and feature in classic novels by Charles Dickens, George Orwell and Arthur Ransome. The richly intriguing historical development across the region also makes East Anglia a fascinating dialect area for linguistics studies. Share your love of literature and language in a stimulating learning environment that encourages independent thinking, intellectual rigour and academic excellence.

English at Suffolk was first in the UK for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2021.


Duration Three years full-time (four years full-time with sandwich year), four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code Event and Marketing Management N821 / with Professional Placement N823 / with Study Abroad N824 / with Professional Placement and Study Abroad N822 Event and Tourism Management N820 / with Professional Placement N825 / with Study Abroad N827 / with Professional Placement and Study Abroad N826 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC) Related courses Business Management (see page 81)

BA (Hons)

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EVENT AND MARKETING MANAGEMENT EVENT AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT

Are you considering a career in event and marketing management, or event and tourism management? Our degree equips you with a spectrum of skills required to get your career off to a flying start. Plus, we take an innovative approach, exploring the latest practices in the field. The inclusion of marketing in this events degree is seen as a strong point of differentiation from other Event Management programmes. There is a high-level of competition in many event sectors due to an increasing number of events competing for similar public and B2B audiences. Your ability to event manage from concept to delivery going hand in hand with the ability to market and sell events effectively has never been more important and exciting. Our Event Management courses have been designed in consultation with industry partners and are the ideal qualification to progress into a rapidly expanding industry and we offer a range of work-based opportunities with industry professionals. Previously these projects have included festivals, corporate events and charity activities. You will undertake a range of theoretical and practice-based modules. These cover specialist event, Tourism and marketing management topics, as well as modules that develop the management skills and attributes of highly employable graduates. You can choose to study either the BA (Hons) Event and Marketing Management or the BA (Hons) Event and Tourism Management programme, gaining transferable skills and knowledge across these multi-faceted sectors. You can also study this course with a professional placement year, a study abroad year, or both. We offer the option of a four-year course that includes the chance for you to spend time studying abroad or working in a long-term placement. These options have been designed to help you to launch your career, stand out from the crowd and build a strong CV. You can choose from three options: a full year working in a work placement; a full year studying abroad; or a year split between these two routes.

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Our graduates have secured employment with companies such as Channel 4, Disneyland Florida, the NHS, Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council, Royal Society for Chartered Surveyors, Cancer Research UK, St Elizabeth Hospice, Ormiston Trust, Genome Research Company and Trinity Park Conference Centre.


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EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH* Duration Three years full-time, six years part-time UCAS code TBC – please see the website Typical offer 104 UCAS points: BCC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) Related courses Nutrition and Human Health (see page 118) Sport and Exercise Science (see page 132) *Subject to validation

BSc (Hons)

Exercise prescription is a dynamic and rapidly evolving scientific discipline aimed at understanding how exercise can be used effectively to manage clinical conditions and improve human health. This degree has been designed to include the mainstream components of exercise science (physiology, biomechanics, and psychology), along with specialist knowledge of exercise referral and clinical exercise physiology. Including public health means that you will also explore the physiological, social, and psychological barriers to exercise, as well as understanding how public health policy can help to promote physically active lifestyles locally, nationally, and internationally. As a graduate of this degree, you will have the knowledge and skills to design strategies to promote physical activity and improve health through exercise. This degree utilises a multidisciplinary approach with strong vocational elements to provide you with knowledge of the science of exercise to prevent and manage disease, prolong life, and promote human health. Through innovative and applied sessions, you will develop a range of practical and analytical skills relevant to your future career. We have outstanding specialist facilities in our Human Performance Laboratory, where you will benefit from gaining hands-on experience throughout your degree. We will also encourage you to get involved in the exciting extra-curricular activities that we can often provide to support your learning, such as work experience and research projects, all of which will help you to stand out from other graduates at the end of your studies.

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The degree also benefits from a close working relationship with industry experts and is taught by an international team of research-active academics. Both ensure that the course is relevant to your future employment, is contemporary, and at the forefront of the discipline.

Bespoke and innovative modules will help you to develop knowledge and practical and analytical skills enabling you to stand out from other graduates.


ABIGAIL HARKNESS BSc (Hons) Sport Performance Analysis

I chose the University of Suffolk because of the specialist facilities and with smaller cohorts I knew I would get plenty of access to them. We use professional level technology on the course and being able to replicate current field work really helps build my CV. With the campus building spread along the Waterfront everything is in close proximity and it makes for a beautiful walk along the marina every day which is a bonus. We use the Sports Science Lab in the Library Building and the Human Technology Lab in the

DOMINIK GRUNHUT

BA (Hons) Architecture

I chose the University of Suffolk because of its impressive Architecture department. The staff and students are what I enjoy most about studying here, everyone is really motivated and helpful. I am inspired around creative people, working together and expressing ourselves through our practice. Using the studio and specialist facilities, I gain knowledge and experience from them all. The campus is located around the Marina making this university unique and the size is perfect, not too big, not too small. My student accommodation is close to the University and we live right next to the harbour which is a bonus.

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James Heir Building and the access to this equipment has benefitted my learning, the smaller group sizes allow everyone to use the equipment themselves. I am the current President of Netball, but I’ve also tried many other sports the SU offers such as football. Joining sports in my first year helped me to socialise and meet new friends and they have stayed with me throughout my time at the University.


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FILM STUDIES Duration Three years full-time, four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code P303 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC) Related courses Digital Film Production (see page 95) Screenwriting (see page 127)

BA (Hons)

As a Film Studies undergraduate at the University of Suffolk, you will be able to immerse yourself in the historical, socio-cultural, political, generic and aesthetic study of film. You can choose from a wide variety of modules including the Hollywood Blockbuster, History of Animation, Adaptation and Interpretation, Extreme Cinema, Contemporary Television and World, British and Asian Cinema. The range of topics allows students to engage in debates surrounding global, cult, niche and new digital film culture. We pride ourselves on our small class sizes, and supportive learning and teaching environment. You will be encouraged and developed by your tutors during classes and regular tutorials and be part of a close-knit community of film-based students. A thought-provoking and engaging learning environment will enable you to build confidence and develop a wide variety of skills including critical thinking, analytical and evaluative skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, and research, communication and self-managements skills, all of which will prepare you for a wide variety of professional careers.

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Graduates are well prepared to enter careers in media and broadcast, marketing and public relations, advertising, film criticism, education and arts administration, in addition to a range of postgraduate and vocational study opportunities.

You will benefit from small class sizes and exceptional tutor support.


Duration Three years full-time, six years part-time UCAS code W100 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) Related courses Photography (see page 122)

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FINE ART

Fine Art at Suffolk is established as a diverse and vibrant creative community where students engage actively in critical practice with the support and guidance from experts in the field. The heart of Fine Art here is in the arts studios and workshops where you develop your practice, underpinned by a rigorous programme of contextual, critical and professional studies. You will be pushed to develop skills in specific media and to embrace interdisciplinary thinking. A course team of practising artists with diverse backgrounds and specialist knowledge offers intense small group and one-to-one tuition via lectures, seminars, workshops, and studio tutorials. The critique is an integral part of learning at Suffolk and enables our students to become intellectually aware and practically resilient. You will benefit from a programme of visiting artists and professionals, which have previously included Charlotte Newson, Simon Carter and Berlin based artist Lisa Glauer, as well as access to a range of technical in-house and online resources. We invest in fully preparing our graduates for a career as a professional artist capable of embarking on a wide range of opportunities – from exhibiting to undertaking commissions, from arts management, to further pursuits in postgraduate work in art, art history, curation, education and art therapy.

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GAMES DESIGN Duration Three years full-time (four years full-time with sandwich year), four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code Games Design GW42 / with Professional Placement GW43 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC) Related courses Games Programming (see page 107)

BA (Hons)

If making computer games is your passion, the BA (Hons) Games Design degree will help you to fulfil your ambitions. From day one, you will be making games and gaining practical experience that spans the whole production pipeline, from initial pitching, iterating and play-testing, through to the completion of both non-digital and digital games. We are a Games Hub and both our unique Games Studio Experience and Professional Practice modules will give you insights as well as industry experience before you graduate. Our course curriculum remains cutting edge due to our dedicated games panel, comprising of senior members of well-established AAA games companies. You will gain a deep understanding of games design theory and the psychology that underpins games design, focusing your skills as a creative, artistic designer or technical designer. Throughout the course, you will benefit from regular engagement with guest lectures, internationally renowned visiting professors, conferences and live briefs with games industry partners, as well as joining an active game jam community. You will have access to dedicated game development labs containing high specification, ultrawide monitor workstations, with the latest in games industry software. You will have access to contemporary game engines such as Unity and Unreal Engine 4, and a range of other game creation software to help express your creativity. You will also have access to a range of hardware for your projects, including a state of the art Eye Tracker, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Emotiv EPOC+, Leap Motion, Myo, Phidgets, 3D Scanner, 3D printers, Cintiq Graphics Tablets and more. You will be enrolled onto the Microsoft Imagine X Academic Software Centre, which will allow you to download and use Microsoft Developer software at home for free. By the end of your degree, you will be equipped with a games design portfolio and industry experience that will set you apart from the rest. Over the last three years, graduates have progressed to full-time employment at Rockstar Games, Sumo Digital, Guerilla Games Amsterdam, EA Games, Cloud Imperium Games, and Ubisoft, among others.

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You can also study this course with a professional placement year.

As a games student you will be based in our new dedicated games studios in the £5m redeveloped building, The Atrium. This provides access to a range of cutting-edge game development hardware and software.


Duration Three years full-time (four years full-time with sandwich year), up to six years part-time UCAS code Games Programming I600 / with Professional Placement I601 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC) Related courses Games Design (see page 106) Computing (see page 86)

BSc (Hons)

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GAMES PROGRAMMING

Our BSc (Hons) Games Programming degree offers a dynamic and comprehensive syllabus that will equip you to enter the games industry with the confidence to succeed. You will be led by tutors with industry experience, assisting you to develop an understanding of fundamental computer science techniques before introducing more advanced topics relevant to games development, such as graphics programming, artificial intelligence and game engine development. At every stage of your studies, you will develop skills that will allow you to join a development team and hit the ground running as soon as you graduate. Games Programming students are involved in the development of computer games from initial design through to technical implementation and release. Working closely with peers from the BA (Hons) Games Design course, you will work in small groups using industry standard project management techniques to develop games across each year of your studies. You will be based in our dedicated games studios which provide access to a range of cutting-edge game development hardware and software. In your final year, you will have the opportunity to form independent games development companies with support from the University’s partners, including the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC). Our Games Hub programme has helped student teams raise a total of over £100,000 in funding for their games, find out more about the Games Hub on page 58. You can also study this course with a professional placement year.

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BSc (Hons) Games Programming teaches you in-demand skills and industry standard processes to achieve your goals, whether joining a development studio or starting your own.


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GRAPHIC DESIGN GRAPHIC DESIGN (GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION) Duration Three years full-time, four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code Graphic Design W212 / Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration) W293 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) Related courses Photography (see page 122) Fine Art (see page 105)

BA (Hons)

Our Graphic Design courses have a strong professional and vocational approach. We set challenging projects that help to develop your creativity and critical thinking. The courses integrate and encourage direct professional links through visits, workshops, collaborations, placement opportunities and competitions. Taught in dedicated graphic design studios with generous access to a Mac suite, printmaking studio and 3D workshop, as well as RISO printing and laser cutting facilities, you have contemporary and traditional creative resources at your disposal. Both courses are taught in tandem, offering an experience of Graphic Design and Graphic Illustration that underpins your individual degree experience. As your awareness of each discipline develops, you have the option to transfer between routes. In the second and third year, project briefs allow you to steer your work in a more personal direction. This supports you to develop a portfolio that represents your individual career aspirations, while also aligning to the expectations of the creative industries.

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Graduate employment from the course sees students progress into a diverse range of organisations. The majority go on to jobs within graphic design studios as junior designers or in-house designers or work as freelance illustrators. Past students have also started their own design businesses, worked in design-related fields such as marketing, have become art and design teachers, or progressed onto postgraduate courses. Recent graduates have been employed in graphic design roles nationally at Goldman Sachs, Government Digital Services (GDS), FutureGov, JellyFish and Saatchi & Saatchi; and regionally at Firebrand Creative, Jacob Bailey, Kingsland Linassi, Snape Maltings and Spring Agency, amongst many others.

The course received 100% student satisfaction in the National Study Survey (NSS) 2020, and the University of Suffolk was listed 16th in the Design and Crafts section of the Guardian League Table 2021.


DANIEL BETTS

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management

I chose the University of Suffolk because I wanted to work full-time while I studied. The smaller classes and informal contact with lecturers are a real bonus, you get better one-to-one support and being on first name terms with everyone makes for more relaxed learning. The campus is modern and spacious and right on the Waterfront which is far nicer during down-time than being in the middle of a busy city, though it is only a short walk into the town centre. I am one of the mentors on the Suffolk Life Mentor Scheme giving new students the chance to meet someone to point them in the right direction and get the most out of their time at university and I’ve found Infozone great for general queries, they quickly get things sorted. I’m also involved with the SU as Business School Officer and Student Trustee of the SU Board. It’s so easy to get involved helping the SU to grow and thrive and gives all students a better experience. I work full-time as a Civil Servant and they’ve been fully supportive of my desire to get a degree. I get my timetable well in advance and resources are readily available on Brightspace if I need support outside of university. I never feel guilty approaching my lecturers for additional advice and support. They are always more than happy to give their time and it can really help in the more complicated parts of your course.

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HISTORY Duration Three years full-time, four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code V100 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC)

BA (Hons)

As a History undergraduate at the University of Suffolk you will focus on British, European and International history from 1500 to the present. Our course delivers a wide range of innovative modules, investigating not only what happened in the past, but why and how it happened. We seek to explore and understand the events and forces that have shaped the world of today. The study of history is a dynamic and ever-changing pursuit, shaped as much by the questions of the present as the events of the past. Our degree examines historical experience at all levels, local, national and global. We explore the experiences of individuals, peoples, places, nations and empires and examine the ideas and events which shaped their place in history. We support our undergraduates to think of themselves as historians and to become active researchers from an early stage. Following the recent opening on our campus of a new purposebuilt archive and learning centre, The Hold, students have unrivalled access to historical primary sources on their doorstep and additional opportunities to work alongside professional archivists and other specialists. Graduate employment is at the heart of our degree. We embed employability skills into our programme in order to ensure that you leave us with an attractive and potent curriculum vitae. Our students go on to work in a wide and varied range of professional careers including teaching and education, museums, heritage and archives, national and local government, media, banking and finance. Recent graduates have found employment with Historic Royal Palaces and The Museum of London as well as within Ministerial Departments of State and the Houses of Parliament.

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Our learning and teaching environment is encouraging and cohesive. You will be part of a supportive and close-knit community of students and academic staff. We are committed to supporting every student to achieve their potential.

100% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey in 2020. History at Suffolk was ranked 3rd in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2021.


CHLOE BESFORD

BA (Hons) Early and Primary Education Studies*

From seeing the campus online to in person I knew it was my kind of style, modern and ready for the future. At Suffolk there is definitely a desire to have the student voice heard.

I am currently the President of the women’s football team and I love it. I have met many new friends and getting to know each other more on the socials has made the team even better.

I love studying how children learn, their different needs and how I can best support them. The course sets me up well for teacher training so this inspires me to work towards my dream job. I currently work as a teaching assistant within a school which works perfectly with my degree, the school have also been amazing at supporting me with my studies.

I live in student accommodation and enjoy the freedom you gain from living away. As well as living with your friends you can control your own timetable and study in a way that works best for you. *Course no longer available. New course proposed: BA (Hons) Childhood: Primary Education with QTS.

HANNAH NJENGA

BA (Hons) Adult Nursing

I am proud to be a student at the University of Suffolk, it feels like my second home. The specialist facilities are of a high standard and allow us to put what we have learnt into practice. Our course has a good support network and we have a group ‘WhatsApp’ which we all communicate through.

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I’d advise anyone thinking of studying for a degree to listen to that little voice inside that says “I can do this” and believe in yourself.


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LAW LAW WITH CRIMINOLOGY LAW WITH POLITICS LAW WITH SOCIOLOGY Duration Three years full-time, four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code Law M102 / Law with Criminology M101 / Law with Politics M1L2 / Law with Sociology M100 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) Related courses Criminology degrees (see page 89) Sociology (see page 129) Politics degrees (see page 125)

LLB (Hons)

Studying Law at Suffolk extends well beyond the usual focus on basic legal rules and legal institutions. We emphasise the practical application of law to solve problems. Our approach will help you to develop a firm grounding in the contexts in which law and legal institutions function, as well as gaining expertise in the subject of law itself. Combining Law with Criminology allows you to draw on a range of perspectives useful for understanding law in context, with particular references to state responses to crime and the regulation of behaviour. During a period of profound and fast-moving political change, combining your Law degree with Politics will give you an additional edge to lead and succeed in a rapidly changing world. If you study Law and Sociology, the sociology modules will broaden your understanding of law in society and equip you with skills to use empirical approaches to examine the impact of law on society.

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After graduating, if you wish to embark on a career in legal practice you will be exempt from the academic stage of legal training as determined by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority, or gain exemptions from aspects of the CILEX programme for specialist lawyers (only guaranteed for validated programmes).

Whether you study single route Law or one of the combined routes, you will gain a broad range of knowledge and skills which will position you among the most employable graduates.


Duration Three years full-time (four years full-time with sandwich year), four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code Marketing N500 / with Professional Placement N502 / with Study Abroad N503 / with Professional Placement and Study Abroad N501 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC) Related courses Business Management (see page 81) Event and Marketing Management (see page 101)

BA (Hons)

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MARKETING

Our BA (Hons) Marketing degree will ensure that you become a ‘complete’ marketer, equipping you with the necessary digital skills and marketing knowledge to compete successfully in today’s challenging marketing environment. Whether your aim is to start your own business enterprise or work as part of a marketing team, our BA (Hons) Marketing degree ensures that you will graduate career-ready. Marketing professionals need to be creative as well as questioning and our marketing degree includes both theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills. We encourage real world marketing engagement by bringing a range of practitioners into lectures. On our course you will be working alongside individuals from local organisations in small groups and on live projects. Through our associations with local commercial, as well as not-for-profit organisations, you will have the opportunity to apply your emerging expertise, knowledge of marketing techniques and digital skills.

You can also study this course with a professional placement year, a study abroad year, or both.

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Business, Management and Marketing at Suffolk was ranked 35th in the UK in the Guardian League Table 2021.


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MENTAL HEALTH NURSING Duration Three years full-time Practice placements will be across Suffolk, North Essex and Norfolk, covering a range of experiences in inpatient and community settings across the lifespan UCAS code B760 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC)

BSc (Hons)

One in four people will experience mental health problems at some point during their lives. Mental health nurses work with individuals in crisis or with longer term mental health problems. They work in partnership with service users and their carers, promoting core NHS values, to help them achieve self-care, independence and recovery. You will spend 50% of your time on placement and 50% of your time in the classrooms or simulation laboratories. You will learn to work in a variety of mental health settings, particularly developing your therapeutic communication and interpersonal skills. You will also learn about physical nursing care alongside students from other fields of nursing and will be encouraged to develop the skills of independent learning, critical analysis, leadership, management and decision-making.

Related courses Adult Nursing (see page 74) Children’s Nursing (see page 85) This course begins in January each year

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Government healthcare grant of £5,000 per year available. For details visit uos.ac.uk/finance

The BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing degree enables students to gain an Honours degree, as well as eligibility for professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


Duration Three years full-time Base site for most theory based study is at the University of Suffolk, Ipswich with practice placements based in: – Ipswich Hospital – Colchester Hospital – James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust UCAS code B720 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) This course begins in January each year

Government healthcare grant of £5,000 per year available. For details visit uos.ac.uk/finance

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MIDWIFERY

The BSc (Hons) Midwifery course prepares students to practice midwifery in all settings, including a hospital environment, community setting or a woman’s home. You will be prepared for the academic award of BSc (Hons) Midwifery and be eligible for professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The course enables you to explore and develop the skills associated with the art and science of midwifery practice. You will study the role of the midwife, providing care for women and families at the time of pregnancy, labour, birth and early parenting. The skills and underpinning knowledge are explored and practised both on campus in the Clinical Skills Laboratory and in practice placements, working alongside midwifery and other health and social care professionals. Modules studied include anatomy and physiology relating to childbearing; sociological and psychological aspects of childbearing; critiquing research and how it informs evidencebased practice; and the role of the midwife. In practice, you will gain valuable experience working with midwives, learning from them as you develop skills and confidence. Working with women and families and the multidisciplinary team will also prove invaluable to your learning on the course. There is a strong support network, learning from peers in small groups and the midwifery teaching team, who specialise in hypnobirthing, normal birth, high-risk care and public health.

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Working with the latest and best evidence, students will have the opportunity to learn and practice using the Continuity of Carer model, central to contemporary developments in maternity care. Students also have the option to study the Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) module as part of the course.


SOPHIE ANNISON BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

The Adult Nursing course has so many opportunities, including connections with other nurses around the world. The lecturers are lovely and have inspired me with their different stories of becoming a nurse and their backgrounds and specialisms. The strong community within the course and the University as a whole motivates me, I always feel supported in my studies. The staff here understand that every student is different, learning in different ways, at different levels and pace. There’s a place for every individual to be themselves. I have made great friends and my whole cohort are an inspiring group of people. I think our lectures are more enjoyable because we’re a smaller University, we can all engage a lot more and feel supported as a team. All the modules have been interesting and exciting so far! I have recently finished my first placement in hospital, applying theory, such as anatomy and physiology to practise has been a great experience. The location is the best, I enjoy my walks to the University every day! It is fun to have different places to go for studies, lectures and clinical skills. The Waterfront building always feels welcoming and I love venturing over to the John Heir Building for clinical skills, it’s allowed me to become more confident and prepare for going into practice, and the library over the road is perfect to sit and study with my friends. This is a great place, you just reach out and the supports there, so many good people bring this community together!

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Duration Three years full-time, four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code I122 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC) Related courses Software Engineering (see page 131) Cyber Security (see page 90)

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NETWORK ENGINEERING

We live in a networked world, where computing and communications have converged. Our home computers, our work computers, our tablets and our mobile phones link us to networks, wired Ethernet, WiFi, 4G/5G cellular, radio, or satellite, enabling us to work, to play, to talk and live our lives online. This degree will provide you with the skills to design, build, test and maintain networks of every kind, so that you become an expert network engineer. Your course will start by providing you with fundamental skills and knowledge within the area of network maintenance and configuration and progressing to explore advanced routing and switching, project management and on to advanced internet and mobile technologies. As networks become defined by software, we add in computer programming and databases to expand the skills set and provide a deep understanding of cyber security. All students will also be prepared for security and CISCO networking industrial certification, but it is not mandatory for you to take the associated certification exams. As a graduate of this course, you should expect to secure employment in the IT industry generally and with telecommunication and carrier providers especially, as network designers, mobile and wireless network engineers, network administrators, project managers, network security specialists and similar roles. Some modules on this degree will be taught at our new DigiTech Centre at Adastral Park, giving you access to state-of-the-art computing laboratories and a cyber security testing range and opportunities to make connections with the 140+ high-tech Innovation Martlesham companies based in the park.

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Current UK salaries for network roles are high: Network Engineer median salaries are currently £47,500/£49,452/ £50,000 for LAN/WAN/ VPN roles with more specialist domains attracting premiums; Network Security role median salaries are currently £58,750.


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NUTRITION AND HUMAN HEALTH Duration Three years full-time, five years part-time UCAS code BB49 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) Related courses Biological Sciences (see page 77) Exercise Prescription and Public Health (see page 102)

ACCREDITED PROGRAMME ACCREDITATION NO: AC323

BSc (Hons)

Nutritional Science is becoming ever more important as sound nutritional knowledge is much thought after in the challenging world of human health maintenance and disease. Therefore, this BSc Honours degree programme examines various aspects of the science of nutrition. This includes biochemistry, food chain, social/behavioural aspects, health and wellbeing, professional conduct, food composition, dietary analysis, human physiology, and molecular aspects of food nutrients. Functional ingredients and bioactives are also areas to be covered. Under, as well as overnutrition will be assessed through energy homeostasis, clinical nutrition, and integrative metabolic aspects. Nutritional research methodologies, statistics, and epidemiology will be studied throughout the learning journey within the degree. The relevance of this knowledge to human health is the focal point of this degree. This combination of subjects gives you the breadth and depth of knowledge to undertake physiological assessment, competently carry out laboratory analysis of foods and offer professional advice on diet and lifestyle. There is also the opportunity for graduates to undertake research in the latest topics in nutrition and human health, such as the role of gut microbiota in human health.

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As a graduate of this degree, you will be equipped with knowledge for the workplace and to follow a career as a nutrition practitioner, researcher or educationalist. To add to this, the broad and robust scientific skills developed on the programme will make you particularly attractive to companies and organisations searching for scientists capable of dealing with data, trends, patterns and logistics. As an accredited degree, successful graduates are able to apply for direct registration with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists for associate membership and to carry the post-nominal letters ANutr.

This degree programme is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AC:323).


Duration Four years full-time, seven years part-time UCAS code B401 Typical offer 80 UCAS points: CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC) Related courses Biological Sciences with Foundation Year (see page 78)

ACCREDITED PROGRAMME ACCREDITATION NO: AC323

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NUTRITION AND HUMAN HEALTH FOUNDATION YEAR

The BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Human Health with Foundation Year is ideal if you have been out of education for some time or you have A-Levels (or equivalent) in non-science subjects. The integrated Foundation Year provides you with the subject knowledge, study skills and personal confidence required to successfully progress towards obtaining a BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Human Health degree. This course is aimed at those who have little experience or knowledge of the field, or who have been out of education for a while and are looking to rebuild their knowledge and confidence in the science disciplines. The additional Foundation Year has many success stories demonstrating why we are one of the highest ranked institutions for social mobility in the UK. The rest of the programme follows the three year BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Human Health course and has a strongly scientific component, emphasising the importance of the scientific method and a rigorous empirical approach. You will enhance your employability and experience through a work-based module to develop practical skills and knowledge in the industry. Nutrition and Human Health graduates are very employable and can progress into a range of careers and further study.

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You will have first hand access to fully equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment.


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PARAMEDIC PRACTICE

BSc (Hons)

(Progression Route) Duration One year full-time, two years part-time UCAS code Apply directly to the University Typical offer Applicants must possess a registration with the HCPC as a paramedic

The aim of the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practice programme is to provide the student with the opportunity to develop current knowledge as a registered practitioner. This curriculum has been developed in consultation with a range of stakeholders who have actively participated in the course design. A partnership approach between academics, paramedics, and paramedic educators from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust and other health care employers, is a valued and important feature of this course. This course aims to nurture a patient centred approach while fostering interprofessional working and embrace a holistic approach to patient care. The core values of the NHS are integral to this course to facilitate the development of a culture where patients come first in everything the NHS does. The fundamental values of working together for patients, promoting respect and dignity for every individual, demonstrating a commitment to quality of care based on compassion and the notion that everyone counts will underpin the teaching and learning on this course in order to strive for the core function of any healthcare system in improving the health and wellbeing of patients, communities and staff.

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Overall, this programme aims to develop a contemporary, holistic practitioner who utilises evidence-based practice and critical thinking skills. By equipping the student with the tools for continual development and life-long learning, they will not only meet the demands of today’s health service, but also have the skills to adapt practice to meet the ever-changing needs of the NHS.

Develop your skills and knowledge – make a difference to paramedic practice.


Duration Three years full-time UCAS code B950 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) This course begins in February each year

Government healthcare grant of £5,000 per year available. For details visit uos.ac.uk/finance

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PARAMEDIC SCIENCE

This course enables you to become a highly competent Paramedic, prepared for the out of hospital environment. It will enable you to develop the confidence and competence to recognise, respond and adjust to the ever-changing healthcare practice environment while maintaining your professional knowledge, competence, and confidence. Our strong links with practice ensures you feel supported while delivering quality paramedic care within a rapidly changing profession. The area of Suffolk offers a diverse mix of urban and rural communities allowing for the best possible experience. The paramedic profession covers a range of disciplines, such as: physical assessment; treatment and management; clinical skills; biosciences; pharmacology; mental health; dementia care; ethics; law; sociology of health and illness; clinical and professional studies; and health promotion. This innovative and exciting degree has been developed in partnership with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

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On successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to begin your career as a Paramedic.


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PHOTOGRAPHY Duration Three years full-time, four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code W601 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) Related courses Fine Art (see page 105)

BA (Hons)

The BA (Hons) Photography degree offers you the opportunity to explore the practices, technologies and debates associated with contemporary photography. You will produce work in a range of media, employing both traditional and contemporary techniques. Central to the philosophy of the course is an emphasis on creativity, professionalism and employability over a variety of career paths in the creative industries. Students have access to an industry standard studio, individual darkroom booths (including a digital enlarger), an additional darkroom and digital suites specific to photography. You will learn to use professional photographic equipment including digital and analogue cameras, and professional studio and location lighting, as well as fully colour managed post-production and outputting options.

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The course has extensive links to industry and has two Visiting Professors, the photographer and Creative Director of Metro Imaging, Steve Macleod and the renowned photographer and writer, Michael Collins. Both take an active role on a range of course modules and projects throughout the year.

The BA (Hons) Photography course was ranked 10th in The Guardian University League Table 2019.


ANDRADA MARCU BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

I really like that Cyber Security sits midway between computing security and human impact security and being a smaller cohort, we do multiple group activities. The lecturers are very approachable and have time to discuss and answer your questions and I enjoy the variety of things we cover. Even though the course is pretty new the lecturers are well prepared and always willing to teach us more and more about the industry. I have lived in student accommodation for one year and it’s a great place. You can create friendships and find people from your

BERNARD HARRISON

BA (Hons) Photography

The lecturers are really engaging and supportive, their enthusiasm is infectious and the location is fantastic! I was given all the support I needed to enrol and get started. We have loads of access to facilities, both digital and analogue and everything is well laid out. See for yourself, take part in an open day and talk to as many people as you can.

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course, even from the year above, who can help you. There is always something to do and if you are feeling lonely there is always someone to have a chat with, and the security is in place 24/7 so everyone can feel safe. Being a small university gives it a family feeling and student feedback is really important to them, they are always investing in the student experience.


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PHYSIOTHERAPY* Duration Three Years full-time UCAS code B160 Typical offer 128 UCAS points: AAC (A-Level), DDM (BTEC) This course is eligible for an NHS bursary. For details see: nhsbsa.nhs.uk/ learning-support-fund/ new-student-funding

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BSc (Hons)

Physiotherapy is an important and exciting professional career, focused on supporting individuals to live healthy, happy and active lives. Your learning will take place in our brand new state-of-the-art facilities on the Ipswich Campus, in our new Health and Wellbeing Building. The programme places a focus on promoting creative, critical thinking and entrepreneurialism in graduates, with a blend of contemporary theory, clinical simulation and practice placements in the NHS and PVI organisations ensuring that you will be in a position to thrive in professional practice. You will study topics including methods of diagnosis, manual therapies, behavioural and psychological therapies, movement and exercise rehabilitation, patient education and effective communication. A key feature of learning physiotherapy at the University of Suffolk is that we consider the holistic needs of the patient, through an integrated care approach. This means that we must consider all health, social and educational needs of the people we help, to best ensure that care has a meaningful impact on their lives. Your learning will be supported by research active academics and clinical practice professionals.

Your learning will take place in our brand new, state-of-the-art Health and Wellbeing Building.


Duration Three years full-time, four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code Politics L200 / Politics and History L290 / Politics and Sociology L380 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) Related courses History (see page 110) Law (see page 112) Sociology (see page 129)

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POLITICS POLITICS AND HISTORY POLITICS AND SOCIOLOGY

There has never been a more exciting time to study politics. During a period of profound and unprecedented political upheaval, a degree in politics will equip you with the skills necessary to understand and succeed in the world around you. Politics is about power, ideas and values. As well as exploring British and international political structures, our course offers a distinct focus on ‘political action’ across party politics, campaigns and community politics. The backbone of this degree is your involvement in project work and applied research. You will be encouraged to think for yourselves and develop the skills to successfully engage in contemporary political debates. Throughout the course, we maintain a critical focus on how political ideas and policies translate into real world political action on the ground. This includes relating established and emerging political thought to debates surrounding contemporary social justice and social policy. Politics graduates have an important range of analytical and organisational skills. Jobs directly related to a politics degree include Government and Civil Service roles, covering public affairs, consultancy and research. Jobs in the field of marketing, media, public relations, and local government are also popular. We offer our BA (Hons) Politics degree with two complementary disciplines where we have significant academic expertise: History and Sociology. This is a great opportunity to combine your interests and broaden your potential career options.

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Politics is about power, ideas and values. Politics at Suffolk will give you the knowledge and skills to evaluate the world around you and confidently engage in the debates shaping contemporary politics.


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BSc (Hons) PSYCHOLOGY PSYCHOLOGY AND CRIMINOLOGY PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY Duration Three years full-time, four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code Psychology C801 / Psychology and Criminology CL8H / Psychology and Sociology LC38 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC) Related courses Criminology degrees (see page 89) Childhood (see page 83)

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Sociology (see page 129)

Psychology at the University of Suffolk explores the interaction between mind and behaviour, providing you with a thorough grounding in each of the major fields: social psychology; developmental psychology; biological psychology; cognitive psychology and a strong understanding of research methods. More applied modules enable you to apply your knowledge to specific areas e.g. Psychological Aspects of Health and Wellbeing. You can choose to study Psychology as a single route, or as a joint degree with Criminology or Sociology. Psychology and Criminology focuses on fundamental questions about the nature of justice and crime, what makes a criminal and how effective punishment may or may not be for particular crimes. Sociology is concerned with important classical and contemporary sociological debates in areas such as globalisation, social stratification, gender and sexuality, technology, and sociological theory that impact human behaviour. The Suffolk Psychology Society at the University of Suffolk offers a regular series of lectures. At these lectures, world-leading experts from different fields of psychology provide insights into their most recent research and the impact it has on the current understanding of psychological functioning.

Psychology has developed from its early underpinnings in philosophy, medicine and psychiatry to emerge as a dynamic and popular independent science, providing insights into the complexities of the human condition.


Duration Three years full-time, four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code W811 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC) Related courses Digital Film Production (see page 95) English Literature with Creative Writing (see page 99) English Literature with Language (see page 100)

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SCREENWRITING

The BA (Hons) Screenwriting course at the University of Suffolk teaches students how to write professional-quality screenplays for film and television through a programme of intensive creative writing workshops. The degree is taught by award-winning screenwriters, script editors and visiting industry professionals. Students graduate with a full-length ‘calling card’ script (or a pilot episode and series outline), a portfolio of highly-developed work, and all the essential skills required to launch a career as a successful screenwriter. The course places firm emphasis on practical writing, with modules and assignments designed to mirror current industry-standard development processes throughout. You will be shown how to nurture a story from initial idea to a polished final draft by using key documents such as loglines, premises, synopses, step-outlines and treatments. Small class sizes and exceptional tutor support ensure that you receive frequent, substantial feedback on your creative work and you will hone your critical skills by studying some of the greatest screenplays ever written. The course provides opportunities to write for a range of genres and formats (including feature films, short films, sitcoms, adaptations and soaps) and a range of mediums such as television, radio and digital platforms. Students also receive a lifetime copy of Final Draft (the industry-benchmark screenwriting software) and a report on their work from a world-leading script assessment company. Students are prepared for life after graduation with taught sessions on finding agents, pitching, marketing, working in related roles (such as script reading and script editing), networking and managing relationships within the creative industries. Graduates of the course have gone on to have screenplays produced, secured paid roles and internships with renowned production companies, and have also diversified into fields such as copywriting, journalism and film criticism.

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We offer students the rare opportunity to write a ‘calling card’ feature-length script.


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SOCIAL WORK Duration Three years full-time, four and a half to seven years part-time UCAS code L501 Typical offer 120 UCAS points: BBB (A-Level), DDM (BTEC) Related courses Sociology (see page 129)

BA (Hons)

Social work is concerned with social justice and human rights and actively promotes and enables positive change to occur in social contexts and in the lives of children, adults, families and communities. Social work values diversity and difference and supports people who may be experiencing difficult and challenging life circumstances, disadvantages and inequalities. Social work takes place in a wide range of settings including statutory (with a legal duty of care), private, independent and voluntary sectors. The programme provides a rigorous and challenging learning experience to help prepare students at personal and professional levels. Social work students at the University of Suffolk learn to be excellent communicators and are able to apply core values, knowledge and skills to understand complex social relations in order to transform people’s lives for the better. The programme is delivered in partnership with local employers, people who use social work and social care services and carers.

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Our BA (Hons) Social Work degree is approved by Social Work England, the regulator for social work courses in England. This means graduates are eligible to apply to the professional register with Social Work England on successful completion of their studies. All students enrolled on the course will have an up-todate Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Social Work is ideal for those committed to social justice and human rights and who want to make a positive difference in people’s lives.


Duration Three years full-time, four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code L301 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC) Related courses Criminology and Sociology (see page 89) Law with Sociology (see page 112) Psychology degrees (see page 126) Politics and Sociology (see page 125)

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SOCIOLOGY

Sociology developed with the modern world and its key task is to analyse the changing nature of our social world. By studying Sociology at the University of Suffolk students become sensitive to the wider social context of our lived experience and learn to look beyond a narrow focus on the individual in any life situation. This attention to context will allow you to make more informed decisions. You will study important aspects of the real world that are complex and challenging such as inequality, violence, unfairness, or injustice, when examining social change, globalisation, migration, gender and sexuality, technology and social theory. Studying Sociology equips you with the analytical, decision making and research skills necessary for many vocations. This course will enable you to be innovative, ask awkward questions, and develop good group working skills. It is this combination that makes sociology graduates highly employable. Sociologists can work in both the public and private sector to analyse trends and make projections about the future. Learning to use statistics is a key part of our sociology degree and makes our graduates very employable in a range of graduate roles.

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Areas of work for Sociology graduates include graduate management schemes, social services, human resources, education, criminal justice, welfare services, government, charities and the voluntary sector.


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ELLIOT NEGRU BSc (Hons) Psychology and Early Childhood Studies

I chose the University of Suffolk because it is relatively small and new, for me that meant state-of-the-art facilities and professors that are new and eager to teach students in smaller groups than other universities. You don’t feel like just another number or another random face in the crowd, but you actually feel like you are someone, you have a voice and the lecturer is there for you and your education. I think one of the most enjoyable aspects of being a student at Suffolk is the camaraderie,

ANA LUISA NUNES

BA (Hons) Business Management

I chose the University of Suffolk because both my children had such a positive experience studying here, with lots of support and opportunities from the tutors and learning services. I like that the timetable allows for time to work and because it is a smaller university, you receive more attention and help from staff. The facilities are great and Infozone and Student Life Advisers are very friendly, giving help and guiding you in the right direction. Nothing is impossible if we truly believe we are capable.

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the support you get and have all around you, be it friends, course mates, lecturers or student services. I never felt alone at university, even if I had a bad day or a problem that needed solving, I knew I could count on my friends or lecturers to give me advice and set me on the right track. For me, the University of Suffolk felt like my home away from home, helping me the way a family does.


Duration Three years full-time, four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code I305 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC) Related courses Network Engineering (see page 117) Web and Mobile Development (see page 136)

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SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Today software is everywhere – mobile phone apps entertain us, office software helps us to write, calculate, present and communicate, search engines listen to our questions and give us answers, embedded software in our household appliances makes them smarter for us, software systems drive cars, fly planes, control factories, and help scientists find cures for diseases and unlock the mysteries of the universe. This degree will provide you with the skills to design, build, test and maintain software, whether for desktop, web or mobile, userfacing or behind the scenes. It will provide you with expertise in key areas of software engineering: application engineering, Big Data, cloud, databases and distributed systems. You will combine these with in-depth cyber security knowledge enabling you to create robust systems highly resistant to attack. As a graduate of this course, you should expect to secure employment in the software industry as a software developer, software tester, web designer or web developer, database specialist, Big Data analyst or data scientist, cloud computing or distributed system specialist, software security specialist, project manager, or any number of similar roles. You will have the opportunity to undertake training to support you to prepare for optional industrial certification exams, such as Amazon Web Services cloud certifications. You will also have opportunities to connect with businesses throughout your degree, perhaps even undertaking assignments and your final project on behalf of a potential future employer. Some modules on this degree will be taught at our new DigiTech Centre at Adastral Park, giving you access to state-of-the-art AI/machine learning facilities, a cyber security testing range, a professional cyber forensics laboratory, and opportunities to make connections with the 140+ high-tech Innovation Martlesham companies located in the park.

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Current UK median salaries for software roles are Software Tester £32,500, Software Developer £47,500, Software Engineer £55,000, Software Manager £70,000, Relational Database roles £52,500, Big Data roles £65,000, Cloud computing roles £57,500, Web Developer £45,000, CUDA roles £60,000.


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SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE Duration Three years full-time, five to six years part-time UCAS code C600 Typical offer 104 UCAS points: BCC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) Related courses Sport Performance Analysis (see page 133)

BSc (Hons)

By studying with us, you will benefit from our industry connections with elite sport and exercise science companies. We are a global university partner of STATSports and Qualisys Motion Capture whose clients include countless world-famous sports organisations. We have outstanding specialist facilities in our Human Performance Laboratory, where you can develop employment-ready practical skills and apply the knowledge you learn. We are an applied science and we want our students to ‘learn by doing’. We believe this is the best way to prepare you for future applied experience and ultimately job opportunities. As a result, we are very proud to have achieved 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for two consecutive years. Our course team reflects this practical emphasis: we have applied experience in Premier League and Serie A football, Formula 1, and international badminton and cricket alongside our research and academic expertise. The course is made up of the three main areas of Sport and Exercise Science: Physiology, Psychology and Biomechanics. These three main subject areas are each split into sport performance science and clinical exercise and health science. As your course progresses, you can tailor your degree to your preferences, choosing subjects that interest you or are most suited to your career path.

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Throughout your degree, we support you as an individual to help you make the right choices for your learning and graduate career. Our graduates have forged exciting careers as sport performance analysts (in the UK and USA), exercise physiologists, cardiac physiologists, strength and conditioning coaches, research scientists, and teachers - to name a few. Many have continued into postgraduate study, including MSc Physiotherapy and Clinical Exercise Physiology, and we have a growing number of graduates studying doctoral degrees.

The BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science scored 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) for both 2019 and 2020.


Duration Three years full-time, five to six years part-time UCAS code C603 Typical offer 104 UCAS points: BCC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) Related courses Sport and Exercise Science (see page 132)

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SPORT PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

Our BSc (Hons) Sport Performance Analysis degree offers you an outstanding quality of education alongside the development of real industry skills. This boosts your employability prospects, as you develop the skills needed for a career in elite sport performance analysis. Designed through consultation with performance analysts working at the highest levels in elite sport, you will benefit from a high standard of specialist sport science facilities and learn in an innovative environment which matches that of high-performance sports organisations. You will have extensive opportunities to use the latest analysis software throughout your studies. A professional performance analyst provides objective feedback to athletes, coaches and other support staff to identify talented individuals, assist the coaching process and develop performance. The degree will first teach you the fundamental principles of analysis and provide significant experience using market leading analysis software, leading on to develop your skills to create engaging and impactful reports and presentations using data and video content. Course teaching and assessment is closely aligned to professional practice and focuses on providing you with the skills to work in elite sport. You will learn how to work with world-leading technologies used extensively in the football Premier League, international and Premiership Rugby Union, other leading European sport leagues and global professional sports. Our extensive links with industry will provide you with opportunities to develop your skills in an applied setting and engage with staff working in elite sport. Our performance analysis sessions take place in a brand new state-of-the-art analysis suite and are taught by industry experts with experience of leading departments across several European sporting institutions.

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Former graduates have worked as performance analysts at leading clubs such as Arsenal and Manchester United, as well as the U.S. Soccer Federation.


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BARBARA MIRANDA BA (Hons) Event and Tourism Management

I have been inspired by my lecturers who are very supportive, knowledgeable in their field and make learning so interesting. I feel that I take more in because of the teaching methods that they use. During my first year I was a course rep and every query I put through was attended to and taken into consideration, and lecturers adapted their lectures if needed. I enjoy how many trips we go on for our course and the visitors we have in lectures. I am a very active learner so being able to

SARAH MILES

BA (Hons) Early Learning

The course has fit in brilliantly alongside my work and has really improved my professional practice. I appreciate having class sizes where I know the lecturers and they know me, as well as the amazing friends and support network I have made here. I have been very impressed with the library, the Academic Skills Advisers have been brilliant for various workshops and giving feedback. There is always somewhere to find a hot drink, very important for those early or late study sessions!

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go out and meet people as well as see new things has definitely helped me with my studies. The campus is very modern yet comfortable. I enjoy the relaxing and refreshing atmosphere of the Waterfront at night. I was initially anxious about starting university as a mature student but everyone has been really welcoming, my confidence has increased massively since being here.


Duration Three years full-time UCAS code B822 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) Related courses Diagnostic Radiography (see page 94)

Government healthcare grant of £5,000 per year available. For details visit uos.ac.uk/finance

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THERAPEUTIC RADIOGRAPHY

Radiotherapy is the use of high energy X-rays, and other ionising radiations, to treat patients who have a cancer diagnosis. Therapeutic Radiographers use cutting edge technology in the preparation and delivery of increasingly complex approaches to cancer treatment. Therefore, excellent scientific, technical and numerical skills are essential. The University is equipped with a 3D immersive Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT), and ten Varian Eclipse treatment planning workstations. Practice placements develop clinical competence, communication skills and interprofessional team working, alongside broader graduate key skills. Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practice. Most graduates work in the NHS but there are increasing opportunities in the private sector. Therapeutic Radiographers can also work in research, education, industry (sales or development) and NHS management.

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For 40% of the course, you will study on campus, and the remaining 60% is spent at one of four clinical placement sites across East Anglia.


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WEB AND MOBILE DEVELOPMENT Duration Three years full-time (four years full-time with sandwich year), four and a half to nine years part-time UCAS code Web and Mobile Development I301 / with Professional Placement I302 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC) Related courses Computing (see page 86)

BSc (Hons)

Websites and mobile applications such as Amazon, Google and YouTube have revolutionised the way we shop, search and access entertainment. With the UK digital tech sector worth over £180billion annually, organisations now understand the importance of having an effective online and mobile presence. Considering the impact web and mobile applications are having on businesses and society, it has never been a better time to start a successful career in the development of such systems. We continue to work closely with web and mobile development organisations to ensure students graduate with the skills and expertise needed to meet the demands of this exciting and influential industry. From day one you will be developing applications using the latest web and mobile technologies. You will also work on real-world project briefs, allowing you to form a professional portfolio of your own. Your degree begins at Level 4 with a solid foundation in web design, programming and software engineering; gaining skills in HTML, CSS, JavaScript as well as problem-solving, logical thinking and design theory. At Level 5, you build on your ability to develop dynamic application for web and mobile, honing your abilities in front-end and server-side web development, native mobile development and research. Study at Level 6 allows you to undertake two major web or mobile projects alongside specialist modules including cloud computing, Big Data and cyber security. With the market for well-trained graduates entering the mobile and web sectors set to increase by over 50% between now and 2024, our degree in web and mobile development ensures you graduate with the skills and expertise needed to meet these demands.

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You can also study this course with a professional placement year.

As a student on this degree, you will gain access to your own dedicated space on our student web server allowing you to create live websites and mobile applications as you would in industry. You will also have the opportunity to start your own web and mobile development business with support from the University of Suffolk’s Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC).


PHOEBE ROBICHAUD-GAVIN BSc (Hons) Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation Science I love the practical elements of my course, we get to see exotic animals up close with loads of hands-on experience and great support. When I applied, they really listened to me rather than just looking at my grades and my lecturers really inspire me, they never give up on us! The library put on workshops that really help with essay writing and other academic skills that we might struggle with and the University really supports you and listens

AIDAN DEVINE BA (Hons) Digital Film Production

I enjoy working with the filming equipment, editing suites and screenwriting modules to learn different aspects of filmmaking, and the Waterfront is great for film locations or study opportunities. It feels good to be part of a team of unique, talented, and wonderful people from different backgrounds, all working on something of our own. I would advise new students to come to university with an open mind and a free spirit, enjoy your work and the people around you, reach out to them to succeed as a team, and if you’re lucky, a family.

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to you in a way that you might not get somewhere bigger. When I had a problem, the support services were incredible, I couldn’t have stayed without their help, it was actually quite life changing. So many times in my life I was told “you can’t” and I failed. The first thing the University of Suffolk said to me was “you can!” and I’m thriving. If I could give any advice it would be believe in yourself because you CAN do it. Whatever it is.


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WILDLIFE, ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION SCIENCE

BSc (Hons)

Duration Three years full-time (four years full-time with sandwich year), five years part-time

Run in partnership with Colchester Zoo and the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, this degree is focused on training the next generation of field biologists, ecological consultants, conservationists and science educators.

UCAS code Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation Science C180 / with Professional Placement C182

The course covers aspects of zoology, animal and plant ecology, marine and freshwater biology, animal behaviour and environmental science. It is taught by active researchers and staff from many different wildlife organisations.

Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC)

During the course you will learn field skills and survey techniques using camera traps, GIS, GPS tracking and bioacoustic recording devices, and be trained in the latest laboratory techniques used to analyse pollutants and identify species. As part of this course, you will get the opportunity to study at the private UmPhafa nature reserve in South Africa and be taught zoological management at Colchester Zoo. A willingness to get your hands dirty is essential. Our location allows for fieldwork in a diverse range of coastal habitats and some of the country’s most important sites for wildlife and conservation. Suffolk is a compelling place to study the natural world!

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You can also study this course with a professional placement year.

The degree is run in partnership with Colchester Zoo and Suffolk Wildlife Trust. As part of this course, you will get the opportunity to study at the private UmPhafa nature reserve in South Africa.


LAURA MITCHELL BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing

I enjoy studying a subject that I am so passionate about. Anything and everything can inspire me, however a lot about living here helps with that. The location of the campus is ideal, the buildings are close together, plus it is only a short walk to the town centre and various student accommodations. The facilities are great, there’s tons of books in the library

WILL KING BA (Hons) Architecture

I picked the University of Suffolk because I liked the size of the campus and its surroundings. The lecturers know us by name, they are enthusiastic and encouraging which means we learn a lot in a short period of time. There is a real sense of community in the course between students in different years of study too. It’s great that all the facilities for the course, including the workshops, are all in the same building as our studios. There is a lot going on at the University and many different places to study or meet friends.

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and whenever I’ve needed a book that they don’t currently have, the staff have been able happy to get a copy ordered… extremely helpful when you’re on a student budget. If you want to be at a uni that really does make you feel seen, then this is a really great place to be.


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PARTNER COLLEGES With partner colleges located across Suffolk and Great Yarmouth focused on accessibility, community, enterprise and innovation, students can find new ways to engage, interact and learn. uos.ac.uk/partnercolleges


University of Suffolk at East Coast College Based in the lively coastal towns of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, the University of Suffolk at East Coast College offers a growing range of Foundation and Honours degrees, as well as apprenticeships. The majority of courses are led by lecturers who are active in their specialist fields with established, close links to employers and the local community.

Partner colleges

Our partner colleges offer accessible higher education for students in the region and beyond, providing a range of qualifications, including Honours and Foundation degrees. Many of these courses have been developed in partnership with local businesses, helping to ensure training and further development for the local population. Both campuses have undergone recent, substantial capital investment and boast modern study and leisure facilities, industry standard equipment and dedicated undergraduate resources. The towns are home to established oil, gas and energy sectors. The College also boasts an internationally renowned Centre of Excellence in engineering, offshore and related maritime safety and logistics. Students of the University of Suffolk at East Coast College benefit from smaller class sizes and unrivalled access to tutors and support.

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University of Suffolk at Suffolk New College Providing a friendly and welcoming environment in which to learn, this partner college is located just a few minutes’ walk from the University campus on the Ipswich Waterfront and offers a range of degrees including Initial Teacher Training. Preparing students for employment is a key focus of our provision. Our courses have been developed in conjunction with employers specifically to ensure the courses meet with the demands of the industry.

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Industry experts contribute extensively to the delivery of the modules on the Civil Engineering course. Our Teacher Training

programme benefits from a one-year full-time course for those who wish to obtain a teaching qualification before seeking employment. Located in a purpose built £70million facility forming part of the Ipswich Education Quarter, students benefit from a range of dedicated facilities, including a specialist engineering laboratory, dedicated (Higher Education) Social Space and a state-of-theart teaching innovation centre.


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OUR COURSES PARTNER COLLEGES

The following pages list the undergraduate courses available at our partner colleges across the region.

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Please note that you will need to fulfil the specific entry requirements detailed fully on the course pages of our website. Individual course requirements do vary and some may specify particular grades or subjects at A-Level, Access to Higher Education Diploma, Foundation degree and GCSE, in addition to the entry requirements stated here.

Some courses will require applicants to have an interview, portfolio review or audition. Other course requirements can include the need for a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, Occupational Health check, references and to already be in a paid or voluntary work placement. For any questions, please contact our Admissions team on admissions@uos.ac.uk or 01473 338348.

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Environment and Sustainable Energy

Needs, Children and Families, Mental

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Health Support)

East Coast College

BA (Hons) (Progression Route)

Fashion and Textiles

East Coast College Applied Psychology

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FdA

Social Science

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BA (Hons)

FdSc & BSc (Hons) (Progression Route)

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Management (Wildlife and Zoo)

Social Welfare, Advice

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and Guidance Practice FdA

FdSc

East Coast College

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FdA

Sport, Health and Exercise

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FdSc & BSc (Hons) (Progression Route) East Coast College

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BA (Hons)

Supporting Inclusive Learning and Practice

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Sustainable Futures*

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BSc (Hons) (Progression Route) East Coast College

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Visual Effects and Post-Production (Film)

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Professional Photographic Practice FdA

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Design

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Cultural Studies

Practical Life Sciences* FdSc & BSc (Hons) (Progression Route)*

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Crime, Justice and Society*

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BA (Hons)

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Creative and Commercial Writing*

East Coast College Person-Centred Counselling

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Creative Arts for Health and Wellbeing

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and Development

Conservation Science and Animal

East Coast College Operations Engineering

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Computer Technologies

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East Coast College Nautical Science*

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Business Management

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APPLIED CARE PRACTICE (ADULT SUPPORT NEEDS) APPLIED CARE PRACTICE (CHILDREN AND FAMILIES) APPLIED CARE PRACTICE (MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT) BA (Hons) (Progression Route) Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration One year full-time Attendance is one afternoon and evening per week during term time, the course is full-time and students are expected to be in paid or voluntary work for at least ten hours per week. The work role should be relevant to the pathway chosen UCAS code Adult Support Needs L502 / Children and Families L503 / Mental Health Support L505 Typical offer A relevant Foundation degree or equivalent level qualification

The BA (Hons) (Progression Route) Applied Care Practice can be studied with a specialism in Adult Support Needs, Children and Families or Mental Health Support. The course is relevant to practitioners working in these sectors and also to those who manage provision in public, private and voluntary organisations. The applied nature of the degree provides theoretical knowledge along with practical application related to social care in contemporary society. The programme has been developed to allow practitioners to further develop existing skills, develop a broad range of practice skills, knowledge and understanding within key subject areas and to acquire and enhance their professional values; there is a particular focus on integrated practice. The course comprises practical and theoretical learning that is transferable to different settings in education, health and social care. During the course, students will develop their understanding of practice and service provision in more specialised areas and will carry out in-depth examinations of theories and research with emphasis upon critical evaluation of both theory and professional practice. One of the key strengths of the programme is its recognition that effective practice requires committed, enthusiastic and reflective practitioners who have a breadth and depth of knowledge, skills and understanding of working in education, health and social care. Students should expect that achievement of this degree will enhance their career prospects and progression, and allow students to access postgraduate opportunities such as teaching (PGCE) or a Masters qualification. The course is also designed to enable students to move between sectors and participate fully within integrated teams.

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Previous graduates have progressed to teaching and management posts as well as developing and managing their own businesses.


BSc (Hons) Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Three years full-time Attendance is one afternoon and one full day per week over two semesters per year UCAS code C800 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC)

Are you interested in how children learn, offending behaviour or mental health, and want to gain an understanding of the processes and mechanisms that underpin human behaviour and experience? The BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology degree is designed to help students develop an understanding of the theories that inform care and education service provision and will enhance their practice and career progression. The course is aimed at those with an interest in human development and behaviour, and who may be working in settings where they support children and/or adults.

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APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY

Students learn to investigate questions, exploring contemporary issues centred on people’s lives. They acquire the skills necessary to apply theory and research to the real world, giving them the context needed to put their skills to use in the workplace. Modules include: human development; the biological bases of behaviour; cognitive psychology; psychological research; early social and emotional development; clinical approaches to psychological disorders; social psychology and individual difference; counselling psychology; mental health and wellbeing; health psychology; and forensic psychology. Students will undertake a placement in a child setting in year two and in a setting of their choosing in year three. Please note this qualification does not carry BPS accreditation, please seek advice about progression requirements and options from the course team.

ARTS PRACTICE BA (Hons) (Progression Route) Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration One year full-time UCAS code W901

Fashion, graphics, photography, fine art or other art disciplines feed into the course and the structure of the programme blends practical work with the in-depth study of contextual issues. This degree encourages research and analysis into contemporary issues either affecting, or affected by, the art form.

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The BA (Hons) Arts Practice course provides an arts-based Progression Route to enable students who have completed a relevant Foundation degree or equivalent to gain an Honours degree. The course seeks to engender a creative mix of artists and art forms, and encourages cross-fertilisation of ideas and projects. It provides the opportunity for further exploration of an art form which has previously been studied at Foundation degree level.


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Students complete three modules: ethics and sustainability in the arts sector, a dissertation into a chosen specialism, and the completion of a final major project. The aim of the course is to enable students to become a practitioner in their chosen field. Small cohorts and access to specialist tutors support individuals’ study.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT BA (Hons) Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Three years full-time UCAS code N202 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC)

The BA (Hons) Business Management degree brings together degree-level education alongside professional practice. It has been designed to provide you with knowledge, skills and experience in the main functions of business operations, leadership and management. You will study modules that cover these functions and will reflect on your own practice through contextualised assessments and practice-based modules. The degree offers a range of modules, covering a breadth of relevant topics including finance and data analysis, entrepreneurship, human resource strategy, leading and managing change and strategic marketing. As you progress through the course, the focus of teaching and support will switch from introducing you to key concepts and the latest thinking in core management disciplines to the application of this knowledge in real business scenarios.

CHILDREN’S CARE, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT FdA

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Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Two years full-time, three years part-time UCAS code X315 Typical offer 80 UCAS points: CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC)

The Foundation degree in Children’s Care, Learning and Development is an exciting two-year programme offering those working or looking to work with children from birth to eleven years of age an opportunity to achieve a Level 5 qualification. Students can progress onto the one-year Progression Route which qualifies students at a full BA/BA (Hons) degree level. The course is suitable as a pathway into primary school teaching. For the FdA, students study areas such as: child protection and safeguarding issues; emergent literacies and creativity; children in society; and supporting children’s development. Applications are welcome from those working within the childcare sector, as well as students who may not have childcare experience but wish to enter this field. However, students must be able to complete 10 or 20 hours per week (depending on mode of attendance)


Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration One year full-time, two years part-time UCAS code X314 Typical offer A relevant Foundation degree or equivalent level qualification

in placement either in a paid or voluntary capacity, to meet the required learning outcomes. The BA (Hons) (Progression Route) in Children’s Care, Learning and Development is designed for people who have already completed 240 credits at Levels 4 and 5 in a related programme. It is an exciting one-year programme which focuses on debating the core issues of children’s lives and the practice of working with children. As a student you will study the interventions into children’s lives and the factors that shape those interventions, you can explore children’s health or their developing communication, as well as examining your own practice and focusing on its improvement.

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BA (Hons) (Progression Route)

Finally, you will have the opportunity to study a topic in depth in a dissertation. The course is a successful and strong programme and many students have progressed into teaching or higher study.

CHILDREN’S HEALTH, PLAY AND WELLBEING FdA Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Two years full-time UCAS code X317 Typical offer 80 UCAS points: CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC)

Children’s Health, Play and Wellbeing is a work-based programme that acknowledges how play enhances children’s learning, has a clear role in education, and supports emotional wellbeing, good mental health, creativity and social competence. This focus on play as a powerful enabler for children and those that work with them and their families in developmental settings promotes students’ own holistic development, and values their skills and expertise by including their work products in graded assessments. Work products are an opportunity for students to be playful and creative, and culminate in the design and production of their own play kit. The theory and practice of Children’s Health, Play and Wellbeing has relevance to health care assistants in paediatric, midwifery and neo-natal support as well as family support, portage, early years settings and wrap around care, support in school and other therapeutic practices. A commitment to the rights of children and ongoing professional and personal reflection will benefit those intending to enter any of these professions that value the child’s right to play. The FdA can be used to apply for BA (Hons) top-up courses and lead to further postgraduate qualifications and specialisms.

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CIVIL ENGINEERING FdSc Location University of Suffolk at Suffolk New College Duration Three years part-time UCAS code Apply directly to the University Typical offer 80 UCAS points: CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC)

BSc (Hons) (Progression Route) Location University of Suffolk at Suffolk New College Duration Two years part-time UCAS code Apply directly to the University Typical offer A relevant Foundation degree or equivalent level qualification

These programmes are designed for those interested in working as designers, engineers or managers within the civil engineering and construction industry. Both provide a thorough grounding in the role and function of the Civil Engineer as well as the more specialist areas of civil engineering practice. Both the FdSc and BSc (Hons) (Progression Route) are delivered on a part-time basis and are specifically aimed at those who are already in, or aiming to be in employment within the civil engineering industry and who have the full support of their employer. Attendance is required one day a week, on a day release basis for two semesters per year. The first semester runs from September to January and the second from January to May. Students come from a variety of employment backgrounds including general civil engineering, local government, highways management, structural design and specialist sub-contracting companies. Students study the environmental and ethical impact of construction activity, alongside the scientific, mathematical and technical study of a range of theoretical and practical work in materials technology, structures, health and safety, geology, law, hydraulics and sustainability supported by an extensively equipped laboratory. Several of the subjects within these programmes are delivered with the assistance of full-time professional engineers who bring with them a wealth of practical experience of their subject and of the civil engineering industry. Past graduates have found employment as site managers, site engineers, CAD technicians, designers, professional engineers and estimators.

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COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES (SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT) FdSc Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Two years full-time

It is widely acknowledged that developing efficient, robust and correct software is inherently complex, and thus there is a requirement for professional software developers. These programmes have been created to address this requirement. As part of the FdSc, students get involved in a range of activities including setting up and exploiting web services from simple web


Typical offer 80 UCAS points: CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC)

BSc (Hons) (Progression Route) Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration One year full-time UCAS code G402 Typical offer A relevant Foundation degree or equivalent level qualification

pages to data-rich sites with database connections, building and testing networks, and designing and coding software using a variety of programming languages (including VB.net, C# and Java). The course reflects industry trends with a mix of programming paradigms, hardware and networking, systems analysis and databases, client and server web development and various other topics, all of which are relevant to modern industry. This enables students to develop vocationally related technical skills and abilities, along with academic insight and understanding.

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UCAS code G500

On the BSc (Hons) (Progression Route) students study the fundamental principles of software development and learn to tackle professional and practical issues as well as enhancing their employment opportunities. With a clear emphasis on employability, students develop their technical understanding alongside personal, analytical and design skills, understanding the legal and ethical frameworks within which all computing professionals operate. The programme is designed to meet the requirements of industry and aims to prepare students, technically and professionally, so that they are able to enter the industry, engage with further academic study or explore opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship within the area of computer technology.

CONSERVATION SCIENCE AND ANIMAL MANAGEMENT (WILDLIFE AND ZOO) FdSc Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Two years full-time, 100 hours work placement required UCAS code D328 Typical offer 80 UCAS points: CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC)

This course enables students to develop an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of wildlife and environmental conservation and animal management. Through the Zoological Society of East Anglia and Norfolk Wildlife Trust, students will have free access to Africa Alive, Banham Zoo and over 50 nature reserves for teaching purposes and independent study. Students will apply knowledge and participate in practical activities through these and other employers. In addition, students will complete independent work placements outside course hours. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in field research both in the UK and potentially an overseas research trip during the course.

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The course is delivered at the University of Suffolk at East Coast College where students will belong to a large and growing group of Higher Education students with their own dedicated facilities. Classrooms are brand new and equipped with technology. There is a higher education study/common room and access to a wellstocked library and a range of electronic resources.


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An experienced staff team is supported by a range of employers and expert guest speakers. Zoo husbandry will be delivered partly by the animal management team at Africa Alive and the wildlife surveying unit will give students the opportunity to assist and shadow ecologists from Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

CREATIVE ARTS FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING FdA Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Two years full-time UCAS code W900 Typical offer 80 UCAS points: CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC)

This two-year, full-time programme aims to develop you as a creative practitioner who wants to take a professional approach to the provision of projects, workshops and other opportunities to individuals and communities whose health and wellbeing will benefit from such provision. The course enables you to engage with individuals and organisations involved in socially engaged projects in local communities – these include performers, artists, therapists, community groups, funders and local councils. The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to develop their own professional services as artists and wellbeing practitioners, and to work in a range of capacities engaging with the public and service users to support health and wellbeing. While it is anticipated that the majority of applicants are likely to have an arts background, the programme is not confined to this: for example, students may be working with pilates, yoga or other physical arts. While creative arts is at the core of the course, it is acknowledged that the arts may not be the major feature of your future practice. The course supports and promotes skills, knowledge and understanding within allied themes:

• Understanding the role of the ‘Skilled Helper’ in building relationships when working with groups and individuals

• Developing creative thinking while understanding client groups

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and their needs to fashion achievable projects and outcomes

• Developing as an academic, and preparing for further study • Understanding the promotion, planning, implementation and

evaluation of projects, in the context of professional practice.


BA (Hons) Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Three years full-time UCAS code TBC – please see website Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC)

*Subject to validation

This degree is designed to encompass the art and craft of writing in a variety of forms, leading to a wide range of expressive and communicative career possibilities. You will develop a range of writing skills across creative and non-fiction genres, different formats and contexts. Opportunities to practise and refine your skills will include writing workshops, writing for digital and social media formats, real projects and in-house publications, pitches, curatorial and exhibition writing, reviews and articles. You will also build a professional portfolio and work on real-life industry projects, giving you the vital employment experience to prepare you for a career in writing.

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CREATIVE AND COMMERCIAL WRITING*

During the first year of study we will provide a strong and challenging foundation to embark upon the writing/creative industry career of your choice. Our comprehensive programme includes prose, feature journalism, writing for media and life writing. In your second year you will work on your independent writing skills including writing within the medium of magazine journalism and, alongside this, you will start to explore, experiment and develop your individual style, informed by the society in which you live. This third and final year will see you work to a professional brief, look at writers and genres in depth and complete your dissertation enabling you to work confidently as an independent practitioner within a professional environment.

CRIME, JUSTICE AND SOCIETY* BA (Hons) Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Three years full-time UCAS code L437 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC)

*Subject to validation

The BA (Hons) Crime, Justice and Society degree provides specialist knowledge of the current themes and historical debates surrounding the causes of crime and managing crime in society. The degree equips students with the intellectual, critical and analytical skills needed for understanding and applying theories and concepts in practice. Students gain an in-depth understanding of the links between politics, poverty, inequality, mental illness, anti-social behaviour and criminal justice, and the shaping of public opinion in these areas. The degree is taught by experts from sociological and psychological backgrounds with real-world experience of integrated practice with service users across the lifespan. Students are expected to be working (paid or voluntary) for at least one day per week in welfare, criminal justice or allied professions. Support in finding a voluntary placement is possible.

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welfare role, such as: prison officer; probation service officer; youth offending/youth justice officer; youth worker; housing officer; support worker; witness support; drug and alcohol worker; education welfare officer; community development worker; and all those who come into contact with people affected by involvement with crime and all forms of social disorder.

CULTURAL STUDIES BA (Hons) Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Three years full-time, up to six years part-time UCAS code VQ33 Typical offer 96 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC)

The BA (Hons) Cultural Studies degree will help you understand how the past and present shapes social and cultural life, rooting content in life experiences and historical contexts, and giving you an authentic purpose for learning and connecting your learning to real world contexts. You will cover the core topic areas of art and design, literature, social history and cultural studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. By exploring topics across a range of subject boundaries you will be motivated to pursue new knowledge in different subject areas, taking both a global and deep approach to learning and enabling you to develop transferable skills, critical and creative skills and the research skills applicable to further learning and employment in the arts and culture industries, or further academic progression.

DESIGN BA (Hons) Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Three years full-time

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UCAS code WW27 Typical offer 112 UCAS points: BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC)

BA (Hons) Design is a skills-based course that provides the exciting opportunity to develop creative, technical and cognitive design capabilities. Theory and practice are inextricably linked. The ‘hands on’ approach to processes and materials is delivered via a broad inter-disciplinary curriculum in four subject specialist areas: ceramics, 3-dimensional design, graphics and textiles. The course ethos is one of integration between traditional and digital processes to produce innovative design work. In the first year, students study all four of the subject specialist areas and engage in identifying opportunities for inter-disciplinary working. In the second year, students are encouraged to follow an inter-disciplinary approach or may choose to work in one subject specialism. In the third year, students define their own design focus. The professional and transferable skills acquired throughout the course produce versatile and resourceful design practitioners


Problem solving is encountered through a range of project briefs aimed at different target audiences covering a broad subject context.

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with a sound knowledge and understanding in the key principles of design, decision making, project development and time management. This unique course is delivered in small, friendly and supportive peer groups and there is a strong emphasis placed on providing pastoral support for our students.

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FdSc Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Two years full-time three years part-time UCAS code H221 Typical offer 80 UCAS points: CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC)

Love nature? Care about the future? Concerned about the fate of the earth and humanity? Interested in sustainability? Want to know more about renewable energy? Want to gain practical employability skills? If you answered yes to any of these, this is the course for you. Climate, energy, resource and ecological uncertainty define the beginning of the 21st century. The FdSc in Environment and Sustainable Energy is a unique and multi-disciplinary programme aimed at individuals with a strong interest in the environment, conservation and sustainability science, but with a desire to investigate and understand the carbon economy, climate change, non-carbon and renewable technologies, and the interactions and impacts these have on the climate, ecosystems, ecology, wildlife and human populations. You will have the opportunity to develop the employability skillsets not normally available until higher level study; including GIS (Geographic Information Systems and Science), data analysis and statistics, NGO practice and management in a unique collaboration with the World Land Trust and the opportunity to investigate the feasibility of non-carbon alternatives to meet current and future energy needs. Furthermore, we are offering the chance to obtain industry skills like rope access and sea survival, which are transferable across the environmental and energy sectors. This programme has been designed to produce graduates that are multi-skilled and employable from the moment they complete the course, but with the knowledge to move onto higher level study, with the flexibility to allow a focusing of specialism and to keep pace with an ever-changing employability market.

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FASHION AND TEXTILES FdA Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Two years full-time UCAS code W230 Typical offer 64 UCAS points: CC (A-Level), MPP (BTEC)

The Foundation degree in fashion and textiles is designed to enable students to develop the creative and practical skills to pursue a career in the industry. Modules studied will include visual communication, materials, techniques and processes, fashion design and production, printed textiles and digital skills. Students have the opportunity to specialise in fashion or textiles for the major project in year two of the course. On completion of the Foundation degree students will have developed the skills to set up their own business, work freelance or in the industry, or progress on to a BA (Hons) Progression Route. Well-equipped studio spaces and professional expertise give students the opportunity to develop creative and practical abilities within the field of fashion and textiles. Regular visits are organised to museums, galleries and fashion events. Small cohorts facilitate one-to-one learning and targeted tuition in technical subjects. Students also have access to a specialist fashion and textiles technician. All students who have completed the Foundation degree in Fashion and Textiles and applied to a relevant BA (Hons) (Progression Route) at University of Suffolk at East Coast College have been successful in gaining a place.

INCLUSIVE PRACTICE AND INTEGRATED WORKING BA (Hons) (Progression Route) Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College

Partner college courses

Duration One year full-time, two years part-time UCAS code X163 Typical offer A relevant Foundation degree such as Supporting Inclusive Learning and Practice, Learning Support or Children’s Care Learning and Development (or equivalent)

Those working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are increasingly working with a range of professionals, perhaps as part of a multi-agency team on a regular basis. The increased emphasis on working together as part of an integrated workforce requires an understanding of the roles of these various agencies. These agencies might include staff from education, health, criminal justice, social care and the voluntary or third sector. Integrated working should have at its centre the needs of the individual and teams working together to improve the lives of children, families and vulnerable adults. This course will meet the needs of students from a variety of backgrounds to understand the ever-changing inclusive agenda.


FdSc Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Two-three years full-time UCAS code TBC - please see the website Typical offer At least 4 GCSEs (minimum grade 4)/ Scottish equivalent, to include Maths, English, and a Science-based subject; plus 48 UCAS points Accredited pathway candidates will require: Sponsorship from the employers through an interview with shipping companies/SSTG and comply with medical standards including eyesight requirement as per MCA.

*Subject to validation

A career at sea offers a wealth of exciting opportunities for anyone looking for adventure and a job away from the usual humdrum of a desk job. The Merchant Navy is the collective term for commercial shipping. Merchant Navy includes a diverse and extensive industry sector with a variety of vessels from cruise liners, containers, general cargo, tankers, aggregate seabed mining, surveying and scientific exploration, ocean cable laying and repair, wind farming integration, tugs, and offshore support and emergency response and recovery.

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NAUTICAL SCIENCE*

There are various entry routes available to start a career at sea within the Merchant Navy. In East Coast College, you will study a two-year programme that gives you skills sought by shipping companies. Additionally, you will be required to sail a total of one year at sea to complete work-based learning and gain internationally recognised qualifications needed to become a professional seafarer. You will gain core leadership, navigation, shipboard operation and meteorological skills through time on ships and in our simulator. You have an opportunity to distinguish yourself with a degree accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB), which will provide the underpinning knowledge for the Officer in charge of Navigation Watch (OOW) Unlimited under the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)’s International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) (Regulation II/1) and Chief Mate Unlimited Under STCW (Regulation II/2) Certificates of Competency (CoC). East Coast College is equipped with a new Energy Skills Centre, which has state-of-the-art full mission K-Sim® ship bridge simulator, the latest in electronic charts, and radio installations. Most importantly, senior merchant navy professionals with a wealth of experience and skills will cater to your training needs and skills desired by employers. East Coast College will provide a mixture of lectures, tutorials, and practical exercises featuring group and individual problembased learning; case studies; debate and critiques; oral and visual presentations; fieldwork; and professional development planning to help students achieve the required standards.

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OPERATIONS ENGINEERING BEng (Hons) (Progression Route) Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration One year full-time, two years part-time UCAS code H191 Typical offer A Foundation degree in a related Engineering discipline

The variety and complexity of modern equipment requires process and maintenance engineers to possess relevant multidisciplinary skills in order to analyse and specify faults and effect the relevant action. This course provides students with technical engineering discipline knowledge and skills, allowing them to understand engineering principles that underpin the design and operation of plant engineering systems and equipment. Students gain knowledge and a critical understanding of the wellestablished principles in their field of study and the way in which those principles have developed. The modules include: mechanical design and failure of components; electrical and electronic power and drives systems; and principles of energy and operations engineering. Students will also complete a student led Honours project in an area of their choice. On successful completion of this course students may expect greater employability and enhanced promotion prospects into management.

PERSON-CENTRED COUNSELLING BA (Hons) Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Three years full-time UCAS code B942

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Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC). Applicants will normally be 21 or over at the start of the course.

This course provides high quality professional counsellor education through a supportive and stimulating learning experience. It is delivered by experienced, practising person-centred counsellors and offers a wide range of learning experiences including experiential, theoretical, placements, group and individual work. The course offers opportunities for personal development and is designed and implemented in accordance with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) requirements, supporting students in acquiring the supervised placement hours required towards BACP accreditation. Students will find there is a high level of individual tutor support and assessments are varied. All applicants are considered on their individual merits. This means that although the preferred progression onto the degree is from a counselling specific Level Three course, we can also consider applicants who have equivalent/related backgrounds and experience. Although the programme is full-time, in reality weekly attendance in term time is 1.5 days in the first and second years and 1 mandatory day in the third year. We adhere to standard local school holidays.


FdSc Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Two years full-time, three years part-time UCAS code C100 Typical offer 80 UCAS points: CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC) Duration Two years full-time, three years part-time UCAS code C100 Typical offer 80 UCAS points: CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC)

The FdSc Practical Life Sciences contains a balance of the knowledge requirements along with the practical skills development for students to progress to work in the biological science industry at laboratory assistant/associate level (or equivalent). The course provides a starting subject base in the area of biological sciences for students wanting to progress to a full Honours degree in a biological science subject. The course is ideal for students wanting to progress into a science industry career and also those already employed in a biological scientist role wanting further training and development.

Partner college courses

PRACTICAL LIFE SCIENCES*

Biological scientists can be employed in a variety of technical roles, such as veterinary and biomedical diagnostics, nutrition, laboratory analysis, research and development or environmental impact analysis. All students will be required to complete a work experience placement (if they are not currently employed in a relevant role).

BSc (Hons) (Progression Route)* Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration One year full-time UCAS code TBC - please see the website Typical offer A relevant Foundation degree or equivalent level qualification 

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PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PRACTICE FdA Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Two years full-time UCAS code W602 Typical offer 80 UCAS points: CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC)

The Foundation degree in Professional Photographic Practice provides the opportunity to develop your photography/postproduction skills alongside your awareness of opportunities within the sector and the necessity of self-promotional work through marketing, social media and portfolio development. Arts and photography programmes are based in East Coast College’s purpose-built studios at the Great Yarmouth campus. Studio 1 houses three computer bays and one set of Macs, which all have up-to-date software including the complete Adobe suite, Final Cut Pro and Microsoft Office programmes. Within this area is also a digital printer suitable for large-scale exhibition prints. There are rooms attached to the studio, which provide the opportunity for photographers to use traditional black and white darkroom methods, a fully equipped green screen studio with lighting (including ambient) and a still-life table. A technician is available to support students and to hire out a wide variety of camera equipment including Nikon cameras, 35mm-large format film cameras, tripods, LED lighting and video cameras. Academic skills are developed through contextual study of genre and individual practitioners, and progression to Level 6 is provided through the BA (Hons) Arts Practice (Progression Route). You will concentrate on your portfolio development and will have the opportunity to exhibit your work through annual art exhibitions and other promotional events. Photography provides a variety of opportunities to the commercially aware practitioner, from fast-moving sports, photo-journalism, landscape, natural world and promotional work through websites, magazines and brochures, to commissioned events such as portraiture and weddings.

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Partner college courses

BA (Hons) Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Three years full-time, six years part-time UCAS code L990

Social science can open up debate and give us a say in shaping our collective future, through an understanding of who we were and what we will become. Studying this interdisciplinary degree in the social sciences will give you specific knowledge and understanding of the relationships between the local world and the wider world, between the past and the present and between the individual and the group. Students study sociology, politics, psychology and social and cultural history in preparation for a range of postgraduate opportunities and study programmes. Students who study this


degree are equipped to better understand the world we live in and are provided with the capacity to apply their knowledge and skills in new contexts in everyday life. This degree could open career opportunities in education, the health professions, law, social services, voluntary and campaigning organisations, the media, government, the Criminal Justice System and social welfare organisations.

Partner college courses

Typical offer 96 UCAS points: CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC)

SOCIAL WELFARE, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE PRACTICE FdA Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Two years full-time Attendance is one day per week during term time, the course is full-time and students are expected to be in paid or voluntary work for at least ten hours per week UCAS code L500 Typical offer 80 UCAS points: CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC)

This course has been developed to meet the education and training requirements of a range of individuals employed within the statutory, voluntary and not-for-profit welfare, advice, guidance and social care sectors. It offers students the opportunity to enhance their work-based skills and achieve a recognised academic qualification. The course has been developed in liaison with employers and employees in social care (including Children’s Services) and agencies who deliver information, advice and guidance support and has been tailored to meet the specific training requirements of the sector. The students study a range of modules, all of which they can shape to their own practice and interests. These include: personal and professional development; supporting lifespan development; guidance and counselling skills in practice; safeguarding; understanding mental health; application of research; advocacy and negotiation skills; practice values and dilemmas; welfare and social care in society. On completion, students can progress to an appropriate progression route, such as the BA (Hons) Applied Care Practice (Progression Route). This course has evolved as a more contemporary qualification from the previously highly successful FdA Social Care Practice.

SPORT, HEALTH AND EXERCISE FdSc

Duration Two years full-time

Lecturers offer in-depth vocational expertise from the public and private sectors, as well as research interests in strength, conditioning

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Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College

These programmes are designed for those who are committed to sport, health and exercise and have a passion to make a positive contribution to the health and lifestyle of their local community.


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UCAS code CL65 Typical offer 80 UCAS points CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC)

BSc (Hons) (Progression Route) Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration One year full-time UCAS code C640 Typical offer A relevant Foundation degree or equivalent level qualification

and exercise, the social and contemporary issues in sport, fitness, health and exercise, and psychology and dance sciences. The Progression Route allows holders of appropriate Foundation degrees to achieve a full BSc Honours degree. Students continue to apply the themes of developing transferable skills and academic knowledge whilst demonstrating greater levels of autonomy. The course offers innovative and varied modules including physical performance science; functional movement education; wider determinants of health; sustainable professional practice and a dissertation. It is intended that the skills and knowledge developed on these modules can be applied to a wide range of sectors including the general population and athletes. Students will be encouraged to consider all individuals to be occupational athletes and assess the impact of their occupation on their health. Students are able to take advantage of the excellent facilities on campus including a modern gym, sports hall, exercise referral suite and wellbeing facilities. Students also benefit from excellent links with industry, including health and fitness professionals, sports teams and health partnerships. Graduates will have developed knowledge of sport, exercise, health, fitness training, and sports development, and will be better placed for professional employment and career development in these sectors. The course has been created in response to local and national skills shortages in the sport and fitness industry and designed in conjunction with employers.

SUPPORTING INCLUSIVE LEARNING AND PRACTICE FdA

Partner college courses

Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration Two years full-time, three years part-time UCAS code X161 Typical offer 80 UCAS points: CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC) Progression onto BA Inclusive Practice and Integrated Working (1 year)

The philosophy of inclusion is at the heart of this Foundation degree in Supporting Inclusive Learning and Practice. The course aims to develop highly qualified responsive practitioners for whom inclusive and reflective practice are core principles. To enable this practice to be developed, it is embedded throughout every module and there is a strong emphasis on work-based learning. The workforce is constantly changing and developing and as such a flexible workforce who can reflect upon existing bodies of knowledge and yet adapt to emerging ideas is essential. This degree is designed to meet the needs of a diverse workforce. The application of the knowledge contained within the modules will be applied to each workplace via assessment methods. The course has a holistic, person-centred approach to study, module content and service users (including vulnerable groups).


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The focus however is not to treat these sectors as completely distinct from one another but to focus upon collaborative working with an emphasis on multi-agency working, thus creating a workforce which is committed to collaborative working and improving standards of service delivery. The student must undertake between 10 and 15 hours in a work setting each week, in either paid employment or as a volunteer.

SUSTAINABLE FUTURES* BSc (Hons) (Progression Route) Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration One year full-time, two years part-time UCAS code TBC - please see the website Typical offer A relevant Foundation degree or equivalent level qualification

*Subject to validation

This course provides a progression from the FdSc Wildlife Conservation and Management and Environment and Sustainable Energy courses; however, due to its specialised and multidisciplinary nature students completing a FdSc in a related field will also be able to transition to it. A multidisciplinary course that reflects the needs of our time. The recent global pandemic has provided an insight into what can happen environmentally if human activity is reduced within it. It is now clear that we are equally a vulnerable species and that nature can and does bite back: but also that the natural world can recover given time, and that a slower more mindful pace of life can be both fulfilling and sustainable. This course delivers the knowledge and skills that will be vital to create a more sustainable future for humanity and nature by exploring rewilding, carbon management, zoonotic diseases and data analysis and geographic information systems (GIS). These disciplines will enable the student to enter a wide range of career pathways, providing them with cutting edge knowledge and vocational analytical skillsets. The course is suitable for anyone with an enquiring mind wishing to play a part in creating sustainable futures for nature and humanity alike.

VISUAL EFFECTS AND POST-PRODUCTION (FILM) FdA Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College

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Duration Two years full-time

Students study a range of film and visual effects topics, such as short film production, visual effects compositing, colour grading, motion graphics, 2D/3D asset design, sound design, film editing and camera techniques whilst developing the problem-solving and reflective abilities necessary to work within the modern VFX industry. To integrate the VFX appropriately students study cinematography techniques and develop both fictional and factual films that include composited VFX.


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UCAS code P391 Typical offer 64 UCAS points: CC (A-Level), MPP (BTEC)

BA (Hons) (Progression Route) Location University of Suffolk at East Coast College Duration One year full-time UCAS code W614 Typical offer A relevant Foundation degree or equivalent level qualification

Partner college courses

Applications from those with a technical / industry qualification and with industry experience will be considered on an individual basis, in which case the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy will be applied

This course is designed to deliver the practical, critical and theoretical tools required by the modern film and TV visual effects post-production industry. Visual effects post-production is common in modern film and TV programmes; this course offers students the opportunity to develop the skills and techniques to produce visually impressive pieces of work and to stand out to the visual effects industry. The BA (Hons) (Progression Route) provides students holding a Foundation degree in Visual Effects and Post-Production or similar post-production/VFX Level 5 qualification a route to obtaining a full Honours degree. The course has a focus on high-quality film making with an emphasis on visual effects and post-production techniques, including the opportunity to work with VFX fluid dynamics and 3D model and environment constructions. Creativity, inspiration and commitment are developed to enable students to produce their vision in a range of VFX/film projects. Hands-on professional work placement opportunities are available with local production companies, and industry specific events and trips give students relevant industry experience. A unique aspect of the course is the in-course production company AMP which gives students valuable real-life work experience, AMP takes on live commissioning briefs from businesses and communities within the local area and we have a close working relationship with the creative industries within the eastern region.


BTEC Higher Nationals

BTEC HIGHER NATIONALS Our partner colleges deliver both Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) courses, targeted at delivering specialist vocational learning. HNCs and HNDs are awarded by Pearson, a well-established national awarding body, and studying these with the University of Suffolk allows students to benefit from the combination of a nationally recognised curriculum delivered by local experts in the field. Students also benefit from the close relationships that our tutors have with local employers, ensuring delivery reflects current knowledge and development, preparing students to take their place in employment.

These awards are recognised by employers for their emphasis on developing students’ practical skills, specialist knowledge and sector and industrial understanding. To view the up-to-date list of HNC/HNDs available at our partner colleges, visit: uos.ac.uk/courses

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Learning and teaching on Higher National courses is characterised by an emphasis on ensuring theoretical content is well grounded in industrial practice, complemented by opportunities for workbased learning, and individual and group project work.

Part-time study of a HNC will take around two years, with a further one or two years required to achieve a HND. A full HND will typically take two years’ full-time study to complete. Following the completion of a HND, students are often able to progress onto Honours degree courses, usually requiring one or two further years of study.


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HIGHER AND DEGR


Our apprenticeships are offered at Levels 5–7 and apprentices are awarded a Foundation degree (Level 5), a Bachelor degree (Level 6) or a Masters degree (Level 7) at the end of their course.

The Apprenticeship Hub The Apprenticeship Hub is based in the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC), located within The Atrium. The Hub has been set up to support apprentices and employers on their journey providing a one-stop-shop working across various professional and support services within the University of Suffolk.

Apprentices have a contract of employment with their employer and are required to spend at least 20% of their working hours undertaking apprenticeship training. Training takes place either at the University or within specialist teaching facilities agreed with the employer; using the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or within the workplace.

Funding Apprentices will normally be in full-time employment and are therefore not eligible for additional financial support either through Student Finance England or directly from the University. Apprenticeship training is funded by the employer.

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Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

The University of Suffolk works in partnership with employers to deliver a range of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.


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Assessments Apprentices will undertake a range of assessments as required by their degree course, including work-based projects, assignments, exams, presentations and group work. To complete the apprenticeship, apprentices will be required to sit an End Point Assessment (EPA). Upon completion, apprentices will receive their University Award (e.g. Bachelor degree) and a certificate of completion.

How to apply

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Prospective apprentices must be in employment and will need to apply for an apprenticeship at the University via their employer. Employers contract

the University of Suffolk to deliver the apprenticeship training and prospective apprentices are sent an application to complete. Apprentices will usually be expected to meet the published entry requirements for the degree and must provide evidence of all qualifications to the University before starting the course.

More information More information about apprenticeships is available at uos.ac.uk/apprenticeships and on individual course pages.


BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing [Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship] MSc Advanced Clinical Practice [Degree Apprenticeship] BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions (Network Engineering) [Digital and Technology Solution Degree Apprenticeship] BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineering) [Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship]

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships:

FdA Health and Wellbeing (Assistant Practitioner) [Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Higher Apprenticeship] FdA Health and Wellbeing (Nursing Associate) [Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship] MBA [Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship] BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing [Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship] BA (Hons) Social Work [Degree Apprenticeship]

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships based at our partner colleges: BA (Hons) Business Management Professional [Degree Apprenticeship] – based at University of Suffolk at East Coast College BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering [Degree Apprenticeship] – based at University of Suffolk at Suffolk New College FdSc Practical Life Sciences [Higher Apprenticeship] – based at University of Suffolk at East Coast College BSc (Hons) (Progression Route) Practical Life Sciences [Higher Apprenticeship] – based at University of Suffolk at East Coast College BSc (Hons) (Progression Route) Technical Support Engineer [Degree Apprenticeship] – based at University of Suffolk at East Coast College

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POSTGRADUATE AND BEYOND

If you are keen to continue the journey after your undergraduate degree, we offer a range of postgraduate taught degrees and research opportunities.

Postgraduate taught degrees MSc Advanced Clinical Practice PgC Advanced Practice and Reporting in Computed Tomography Colonography MSc Applications of Psychology MA Childhood Studies

PGCE SCITT: Billericay Primary SCITT Billericay Secondary SCITT

MSc Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Counselling

Inspiration Teacher Training Primary SCITT

MSc Community Nursing (Progression Route)

Inspiration Teacher Training Secondary SCITT

MA Creative and Critical Writing MA Criminology: Crime and Victimisation MSc Data Science and Artificial Intelligence MA/PgD/PgC Education Studies PgD/PgC Enhanced Clinical Practice MSc Games Development MA History* MSc Human Resource Management (Progression Route) PgD Human Resource Management

Postgraduate and beyond

PGCE Professional Graduate Certificate in Education / CertEd Certificate in Education, based at Suffolk New College

MSc/PgD/PgC International Business and Management (IBM) PgC Leadership & Management in Health, Social Care and Educational Organisations, based at East Coast College (Great Yarmouth)

North Essex Teacher Training (NETT) Primary SCITT North Essex Teacher Training (NETT) Secondary SCITT Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT Suffolk and Norfolk Secondary SCITT MSc Public Health Nursing (Progression Route) PgC Radiographic Reporting of the Chest and Abdomen MSc Regenerative Medicine PgD Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing: Health Visiting Pathways) PgD Specialist Practitioner – District Nursing Suffolk Executive MBA

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are subject to validation.


Postgraduate and beyond

The University of Suffolk is pleased to welcome applications for PhD study from students wishing to conduct research in any of the following areas:

Postgraduate research degrees Business Management

History

Computer Science and Informatics

Psychology

Criminology

Social Policy and Social Work

Education

Social Sciences

English

Sport and Exercise Science

Health and Biological Sciences

Sustainability

Heritage

For more information or to request a postgraduate prospectus visit uos.ac.uk/postgraduate

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Students wishing to enrol with us to undertake a research degree will be supervised at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich and registered with the University of Brighton. On successful completion your PhD will be awarded by the University of Brighton.


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FINANCIN YOUR STU I am a Student Ambassador for the University which is very flexible and a great way to earn while studying, as there is no contract and you can work as often as your schedule allows.

Sarah Beane

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Early Childhood Studies


Tuition fees

Student Finance England provides a range of support for eligible undergraduate and postgraduate students studying in the UK. For information on the support available to you, please visit gov.uk/student-finance Under the student support system, eligible full-time and part-time undergraduate students can apply for a means-assessed maintenance loan. There are also special means-tested childcare and adult dependent grants that eligible students can apply for. The Parents Learning Allowance (PLA) is another means-assessed grant that parent students with dependent children can apply for. The grants and PLA are currently not repayable, (unless you leave your course early).

At the time of publication, fees for 2022/23 have not yet been confirmed. Please visit uos.ac.uk/finance for further information.

Some undergraduate NHS courses attract additional grants for eligible students. Search NHSBSA Learning Support Fund online for more information.

For reference, the fees for 2021/22 are: £9,250 per year for full-time BA/BSc degrees and £8,220 per year for full-time FdA/FdSc degrees.

Working while studying

Part-time study is £1,454 per 20-credit module for Bachelor degrees and £1,370 per 20-credit module for Foundation degrees. Fees for a full-time HNC/HND are £6,168 per year. Part-time HNC/HND fees are £771 per 15-credit module, and £1,028 per 20 credit module. Fees for two year accelerated degrees are £11,100 per year.

Bursaries The University of Suffolk offers students a range of bursaries, subject to eligibility criteria. Please visit our website for further details.

Financing your study

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Student finance

Many of our students work part-time while studying for a full-time degree, and the Careers and Employability Service can provide information and advice about finding the right type of employment for you. uos.ac.uk/employability

Healthcare grant In December 2019, the Government announced that from September 2020 all health students will receive a non-repayable and non-means tested grant of £5,000 a year, in addition to existing financial support for students. Further information can be found on www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/ nhs-learning-support-fund

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HOW TO We welcome applications from all prospective students who demonstrate they have the academic skills or experience to successfully complete their chosen course.*

Individuals wishing to study full-time undergraduate courses should apply online through UCAS at ucas.com/apply You will need to select the University of Suffolk institution code (S82), and the course and campus code for your programme. These details are provided on the course pages of our website. For September 2022 entry you can complete and submit your application from September 2021.

How to apply

You should submit your application by 15 January 2022 for your application to be given equal consideration. We may still be able to consider your application after this date, depending on your choice of course. If you are applying after 15 January 2022, please contact us or check the course page on our website to find out if your course is still open before you make your application. Information, advice and guidance on completing and submitting an application through UCAS can be found at ucas.com or through the University of Suffolk Infozone. You can contact them directly on 01473 338833 or by emailing infozone@uos.ac.uk

The University makes a range of offers to applicants depending on their individual circumstances and academic profile, recognising that some individuals may face barriers in accessing higher education. We believe that the offer we make to you should reflect our belief in your ability to be successful at the University of Suffolk. For more information visit uos.ac.uk/your-offer-study Part-time and postgraduate students should apply direct to the University using the online application form available on our website. Visit uos.ac.uk/apply *If you have any questions about entry requirements, or whether your qualifications are sufficient please contact Admissions on 01473 338348.

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INDEX A Accounting and Financial Management...........................................

73

Adult Nursing..........................................

74

Applied Care Practice and Families, Mental Health Support)....

146

Applied Psychology................................

147

Architecture............................................

75

Arts Practice...........................................

147

B 77

Biological Sciences with

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Cyber Security........................................

90

D 91

Data, Science and Artificial Intelligence...............................

93

Design.....................................................

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Diagnostic Radiography.........................

94

Digital Film Production ..........................

95

E Early Learning.........................................

96

Early Years Practice................................

97

79

English Literature with Creative Writing..

99

English Literature with Language..........

100

Foundation Year......................................

80

Environmental and

Business Management............................

81, 148

Foundation Year......................................

78

Biomedical Science................................ Biomedical Science with

C Childhood...............................................

83

Childhood: Primary Education with QTS...

84

and Development...................................

148

Children’s Health, Play and Wellbeing...

149

Children’s Nursing...................................

85

Civil Engineering.....................................

150

Computing..............................................

86

Computer Technologies (Software Development)........................

Counselling.............................................

155

Event and Marketing Management........

101

Event and Tourism Management...........

101

and Public Health...................................

102

F Fashion and Textiles................................

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Film Studies............................................

104

Fine Art....................................................

105

G 150

Conservation Science and Animal Management (Wildlife and Zoo)...........

Sustainable Energy.................................

Exercise Prescription

Children’s Care, Learning

151 88

Creative Arts for Health Index

89

Cultural Studies......................................

Dance......................................................

(Adult Support Needs, Children

Biological Sciences ................................

Criminology and Sociology...................

and Wellbeing..........................................

152

Creative and Commercial Writing..........

153

Crime, Justice and Society.....................

153

Criminology.............................................

89

Games Design.........................................

106

Games Programming.............................

107

Graphic Design.......................................

108

Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration).....

108


Index

H History.....................................................

110

I Inclusive Practice and Integrated Working..............................

Politics..................................................

125

Politics and History..............................

125

Politics and Sociology..........................

125

Practical Life Sciences.........................

159

Professional Photographic Practice....

160

Psychology...........................................

126

Psychology and Criminology...............

126

Psychology and Sociology...................

126

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Screenwriting.......................................

127

Law........................................................

112

Social Science......................................

160

Law with Criminology..........................

112

Social Work...........................................

128

Law with Politics..................................

112

Social Welfare, Advice

Law with Sociology..............................

112

and Guidance Practice.........................

161

Sociology..............................................

129

M

Software Engineering..........................

131

Sport, Health and Exercise..................

161

Marketing.............................................

113

Mental Health Nursing.........................

Sport and Exercise Science.................

132

114

Midwifery..............................................

Sport Performance Analysis................

133

115

Supporting Inclusive

N Nautical Science..................................

157

Network Engineering...........................

117

Nutrition and Human Health................

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Nutrition and Human Health with Foundation Year................

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T Therapeutic Radiography....................

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Post-Production (Film).........................

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Learning and Practice..........................

Web and Mobile Development............

Paramedic Science..............................

Wildlife, Ecology and

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Person-Centred Counselling...............

Conservation Science..........................

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Photography.........................................

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Physiotherapy.......................................

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