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The UK’s European university

General Open Days Canterbury Sat 7 July Wed 12 September Sat 6 October

Medway Sat 23 June Sat 13 October

For further dates and information visit: www.kent.ac.uk/opendays University of Kent, The Registry, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ T: +44 (0)1227 764000 E: information@kent.ac.uk

UNIVERSITY OF KENT / UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS / 2013

OPEN DAYS IN 2012

A PLACE TO INSPIRE YOU AN APPROACH TO CHALLENGE YOU

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CONTENTS Computing Computer Science Computing – Joint Honours Information Technology Web Computing

Why come to Kent? Academic excellence Inspirational teaching Superb student experience A global outlook A successful future Stunning campus locations Kent: the UK’s European university First-class facilities Academic environment Supportive community Enhanced career prospects

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Academic programmes

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English English Literature

American Studies American Studies

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English and World Languages International Foundation Programme

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European Culture and Languages Ancient History Classical & Archaeological Studies Comparative Literature English Language and Linguistics European Studies French German Hispanic Studies Italian Philosophy Religious Studies

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History History War Studies

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Journalism Journalism

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Anthropology and Conservation Anthropology Biological Anthropology Conservation Environmental Studies Medical Anthropology Social Anthropology Architecture Architecture Arts Art and Film Creative Events: Design and Production Drama and Theatre Studies Film Studies Fine Art History & Philosophy of Art Music Music Technology Popular Music Visual and Performed Arts Biosciences Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Science Business Accounting & Finance Accounting & Management Business Administration Business & Management Business (Top-Up) International Business

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Economics Economics

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Engineering and Digital Arts Computer Systems Engineering Digital Arts Electronic and Communications Engineering Multimedia Technology and Design

Law Law

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Liberal Arts Liberal Arts

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Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science Actuarial Science Mathematics and Statistics

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Pharmacy Pharmacy

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Physical Sciences Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics Forensic Sciences Physics

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Politics and International Relations Politics and International Relations

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Psychology Psychology

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Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research Autism Studies Criminal Justice Studies Criminology Cultural Studies Health and Social Care Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Social Policy Social Sciences Social Work Sociology

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Sports Studies Sport and Exercise for Health Sport and Exercise Management Sports Science Sports Therapy

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Studying at Kent Choosing a course and applying General entry requirements Foundation programmes Part-time study Mature students Course structure International opportunities Working in industry Jobs and employability

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International students Support for international students Programmes of study and entry requirements Finance for international students

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Canterbury The campus from the air The Canterbury campus Canterbury and the region Accommodation Sport Arts Music Kent Union Student Learning Advisory Service IT services Templeman Library Personal support services

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Medway The campus from the air The Medway campus The Medway region Accommodation Student life Student Learning Advisory Service Library and IT services Student advice and support

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Other locations Europe University of Kent at Tonbridge Associate and Partner Colleges

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Fees and funding Fees and costs Financial support University funding for students

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Quick reference guide

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Index

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Visiting the University

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KENT ONLINE To find out what our students think, see our online video interviews at www.kent.ac.uk/videoaudio/film


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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Kent is one of the UK’s leading universities. All of our academic schools produce world-class research, and Kent is rated as internationally excellent, leading the way in many fields of study. Because our academics are engaged in research as well as teaching, you study with some of the most influential thinkers in your field. Our teaching is designed to put you in touch with the latest ideas, to assist you in the development of your own interests and to equip you with essential skills that will enable you to compete effectively in the job market. At Kent, there is also a strong international focus which helps you to develop a global perspective. Studying at the University of Kent is a stimulating and challenging experience and in the most recent National Student Survey, Kent scored a rating of 88% for overall course satisfaction.

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INSPIRATIONAL TEACHING Kent is renowned for its teaching style; our academics have an outstanding ability to pass on their passion for study and debate. You will be constantly challenged and encouraged, and will benefit from regular access to our academic staff. Our high-quality teaching encourages you to think independently and adapt to different situations. This approach is enhanced by the opportunity to attend numerous talks and workshops in related fields, allowing you to place your studies within a broader context. In addition, Kent has an employability scheme that encourages students to develop skills that are valued by prospective employers (see p24). In the most recent National Student Survey, Kent received a rating of 87% for the quality of its teaching, and our academics have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships for three years running. For more on the study experience at Kent, please turn to the relevant course page or read some of our student profiles.


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SUPERB STUDENT EXPERIENCE Our campuses at Canterbury and Medway provide a stunning location for your studies and offer first-class academic and leisure facilities. There is a strong sporting culture at Kent and we have some of the best facilities in the university sector. In recognition of this, the University was selected to provide pre-games training facilities for the London 2012 Olympics. Kent has a thriving arts programme with our own theatre, cinema and new music performance centre as well as local theatres and music venues in Canterbury and Medway. Whether you’re interested in leisure activities, sporting development, volunteering, or making a contribution to student politics or the arts, Kent has a range of societies to encourage you. These activities not only allow you to enjoy your time here, but also enable you to gain experience and enhance your employability skills, helping you to excel when you graduate. Socially, the University is a welcoming and friendly community. Our international mix of students from 125 countries creates a lively and interesting environment and allows you to make new friends, not only from all over the UK, but also from around the world.

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A GLOBAL OUTLOOK Known as the UK’s European university, Kent has strong links and partnerships across Europe. Our international reputation means we attract a high proportion of students from overseas: this year, 22% of our students came from countries outside the UK. This creates a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a global learning environment. We encourage all of our students to develop their studies within an international perspective and many of our programmes tackle issues and topics that are of global significance, something that will help you to see the world in a different way. Thanks to Kent’s many links with prestigious international universities and businesses, we offer an exciting range of opportunities to spend time studying or working abroad and we offer a number of programmes with our partner institutions. Our presence in Europe is further strengthened by our postgraduate centres in Brussels and Paris, which are only two hours away by train, and our new partnership with the Athens University of Economics and Business.


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A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE Kent equips you with essential skills to give you a competitive advantage when it comes to getting a job. As well as providing a first-rate academic experience, we want you to be in a good position to face the demands of a tough economic environment. We are consistently in the top 20 of graduate starting salaries and, six months after graduation in 2010, only 5% of Kent graduates were without a job or a further study opportunity. We provide a Careers Advisory Service and pride ourselves on helping our students to develop transferable skills through their studies. Many of our degrees include a year abroad, providing valuable experiences and opportunities for personal development. Many of our courses incorporate placements within companies, often facilitated by our global partnerships or contacts within our international alumni network. In addition, we offer local, European and international work placements through our Student Enterprise Scheme. We have been connecting businesses with students for over ten years and we have a reputation for matching dedicated placement students to a variety of businesses. The University also runs an innovative ‘Employability Points’ scheme which rewards student engagement in employability skills training.


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STUNNING CAMPUS LOCATIONS The University of Kent has two UK campuses, Canterbury and Medway, as well as a part-time study centre in Tonbridge and postgraduate centres in Brussels and Paris.

CANTERBURY

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Our self-contained Canterbury campus provides a friendly and stimulating environment. It is within walking distance of the city centre and in a beautiful setting overlooking Canterbury Cathedral, a world heritage site. It offers first-class study resources set among green and tranquil open spaces, as well as lively cafés and bars, stylish entertainment venues, top-quality sports facilities and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Less than an hour’s train journey from London, it is also within easy reach of Paris, Brussels, Lille and the rest of continental Europe. (See p213.)

Kent’s lively Medway campus provides state-of-the-art study facilities in a great location near the redeveloped historic dockside. The recently expanded campus has award-winning buildings, atmospheric cafés and its own pub, creating a lively social life and a great sense of community. There is also new student accommodation as part of a waterside development, and the University has significantly invested in the refurbishment of Bridge Wardens’ College on the Historic Dockyard as part of the expansion of the School of Arts. (See p225.)


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BRUSSELS

PARIS

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Kent is the only UK university to have a centre in the ‘capital of Europe’, where it offers postgraduate degrees in international studies. Brussels is home to the main institutions of the European Union, as well as organisations such as NATO, NGOs and think-tanks. Staff from many of these institutions contribute to the teaching at our centre, and studying in Brussels can offer opportunities to network and many students secure internships and careers within prestigious organisations. (See p236.)

Kent’s centre in Paris offers postgraduate students the chance to study in the historic and cultural heart of Montparnasse. It offers MA programmes in the humanities, with students dividing their studies between Canterbury and Paris. As part of a thriving postgraduate community, students work with internationally respected academics and have an unrivalled opportunity to study the history and culture of Paris. (See p236.)

The University of Kent’s part-time study centre has its own facilities just five minutes’ walk from the train station at Tonbridge. Students have access to all the resources on Kent’s campuses at Canterbury and Medway: both are approximately 30 miles away. (See p237.)

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“I’d seen that Kent was called the UK’s European university, which was perfect as I wanted to study languages. When I visited, I loved the campus, and its location is great if you are travelling to the continent.” Rachel Ayres German and Italian


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KENT: THE UK’S EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY Our strong links with top-ranking continental European institutions, our UK locations close to the European mainland and our centres in Paris, Brussels and Athens all lead to us being known as the UK’s European university. Our Canterbury campus is situated in the UK city closest to mainland Europe and our proximity to airports, the Channel ports and the Eurostar terminals at Ashford and Ebbsfleet make it quick and easy to get to Paris, Brussels and Lille. As a result, we attract a high percentage of students from the European Union. In addition, our centres in Brussels, Paris and Athens provide bases within continental Europe for postgraduate study.

Study programmes As you would expect, given our strong links with Europe, Kent provides an impressive range of programmes with a European focus. Areas covered include European culture, languages, politics, law, economics and anthropology. In addition, most academic subjects offer opportunities either to study or to work in Europe, which allows you to benefit from our long-standing partnerships with top-ranking European institutions (many of which are the number one university in their country). We are a key player in the Erasmus student exchange programme and were one of the first universities in the UK to receive the E-quality label for our European exchange programmes. Kent was also the first UK university to introduce the European Diploma Supplement, a document to ensure the mutual recognition of European degrees. We also use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) in all of our degrees. Some of our programmes offer dual UK and European qualifications. These include the BA in Politics and International Relations (bidiplôme, with Sciences Po Lille). If you are thinking of progressing to postgraduate level, Kent also offers the MA in European Governance (with the Jagiellonian University of Kraków, Poland and Université de Grenoble 3, France).

European staff and students Your studies at Kent will give you a truly European experience. On our campuses in the UK, you can mix with students from some 30 European countries, about 11% of the student population. In addition, a high proportion of our teaching staff are from the European mainland. Kent Union runs many student societies that have a European focus. These currently include the Erasmus, German, Hellenic, Italian and Hispanic Societies.

European partnerships Kent collaborates with other European universities in producing innovative research funded by the EU, including projects within the Framework Programme. The University plays a leading role in the European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus programme, which facilitates scholarships and academic co-operation between Europe and the rest of the world. In 2010, Kent was granted funding under the highly competitive Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral scheme. Kent is also the only university in the UK to be involved in two other Erasmus Mundus projects: LiSUM, linking ten universities from the EU and ten from China; and the Lotus Project which promotes co-operation between European and South-East Asian universities.

Career benefits Studying at the UK’s European university can provide you with many opportunities to develop your language skills or broaden your understanding of European life in areas such as culture, economics, law or politics. This knowledge can give you the edge in your future career, whether you gain these skills through taking a year abroad, or through your studies and extracurricular activities in the UK.


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FIRST-CLASS FACILITIES No matter where your studies are based, you have access to all our resources, enabling you to achieve your full potential and gain the most from your student experience. Libraries

IT services

It is important for students to have easy access to academic material including all the latest research and journals reporting on current debates. We have libraries containing over 1.3 million books, periodicals and journals, as well as many online resources. Our expert librarians can help you to find the information you need.

We provide full IT services to assist your studies, including training and support provided by phone, email or in person. There are hundreds of open-access PCs across the Canterbury and Medway campuses, many available 24 hours a day. High-speed wireless access to the Kent network is available in study bedrooms and from many other locations on campus. It is also possible to gain access to the network from an off-campus computer (see p222 and p233).

The Templeman Library, on the Canterbury campus, also contains a number of special collections, study areas, student PCs, presentation practice rooms and viewing facilities (see p223). To take an online tour of the library, see www.kent.ac.uk/library/templeman At Medway, the Drill Hall Library offers state-of-theart facilities in a Grade II listed building. As well as the rapidly expanding collection, there are study spaces with PCs, and a new café (see p233). Resources in our libraries are available to all students and both have online catalogues and an inter-library loan service.

Sports facilities At Canterbury, Kent’s sports facilities include two multi-purpose halls, squash courts, cricket nets, a climbing wall, a dance studio, a gym and cardio theatre, outdoor tennis and netball courts, playing fields, artificial pitches, a beach volleyball court and a sports pavilion (see p219). At Medway, students have access to facilities such as Medway Park, the new £11 million regional centre for sporting excellence. The University contributed


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£3 million to the development, which opened in 2010 (see p230). The excellent standard of our facilities led to the University being selected as a pre-games training camp for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Students studying at the innovative Centre for Sports Studies at the Medway campus also benefit from cutting-edge equipment, laboratories and clinics with specialist sports clinics and laboratories at Medway Park.

The arts On the Canterbury campus, the Gulbenkian Cinema shows mainstream and independent releases, as well as archive and foreign-language films. There is also a full programme of music, comedy, dance and drama on offer at the Gulbenkian Theatre. The purpose-built Jarman Building on the Canterbury campus includes drama studios, a film studio and computing and editing suites as well as its own dedicated exhibition space, the Studio 3 Gallery. Regular exhibitions on campus include selections from the University’s Kent Print Collection. By summer 2012, the University will have completed the Colyer-Fergusson Building; a state-of-the-art centre for music performance on the Canterbury campus. At Medway, the fully equipped Galvanising Shop houses a dedicated design, production and presentation facility for students on the Creative Events: Design and Production programme. The Galvanising Shop is situated in the Historic Dockyard, making it a unique and inspirational place to study.

“University life is a whole new experience: throw yourself into it from the beginning and you’ll constantly surprise yourself.” Will Aubrey-Jones Drama and Theatre Studies

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In line with planned expansion of the School of Arts, the University has recently refurbished Bridge Wardens’ College, with new studio spaces for Fine Art students, seminar rooms and an iMac computer suite. For students on Kent’s music and audio programmes, there are also mixing studios, recording studios, rehearsal rooms and a range of other specialist facilities.

Laboratories and workshops On the Canterbury campus are extensive science laboratories where students can make use of the latest high-tech equipment to develop their practical and research skills. The University recently completed a £2.5m refurbishment of the facilities in the School of Physical Sciences to include four new state-of-the-art laboratories, a forensic analytical laboratory and extensive IT facilities. The School of Architecture has new design studios, workshops and a computer laboratory providing an excellent learning environment.

Social scene For good food, there are many stylish restaurants, cafés and bars on the Canterbury campus. The Venue, a student nightclub in the centre of campus, has been refurbished to include a new live entertainment venue called The Attic. This is the perfect space for student and local bands to perform, providing quality entertainment, four nights a week (see p221). Coopers, on the Medway campus, is an award-winning bar run by the Universities at Medway Students’ Association (UMSA). It is licensed until 2am and regularly plays host to a range of events, such as open-mic night, beach parties, band nights and much more. UMSA also offers a wide range of special events, ranging from the Summer Ball to open air gigs (see p230). There is also a dedicated Events Team, made up of current students, who work alongside the Medway College Master to promote activities/events, feed back student ideas for future events and ensure the Medway Student Experience is safe and fun for everyone.


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ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT At Kent we have some of the best teaching staff in the country, who challenge you to reach your full potential – encouraging you to ask questions, think for yourself and draw your own conclusions. Inspirational teaching

Strong academic community

For three years running, National Teaching Fellowships have been awarded to Kent academics in recognition of their outstanding work. In the 2011 National Student Survey, we scored 87% for the quality of our teaching. It is informed by some of the best research in the world: 97% of our staff work in departments containing world-leading research, which means that you will be taught by experts.

We offer an inspiring student experience, where you are encouraged to make the most of the academic community at Kent. There are many open lectures and readings that all students are welcome to attend; the quality of the University’s research means that we attract a high calibre of guest lecturers. There are also regular exhibitions and festivals, featuring work by your fellow students and encouraging crossdisciplinary discussion.

Follow your interests To make it easy to find the right course, we offer a wide range of honours degrees – about 400 of them in total. Within each programme, you are able to choose from a wide variety of modules; this allows you to broaden your experience by studying topics outside your main subject area. You can also specialise in the later stages of your course, tailoring it to your particular interests, which may be new ones you have developed as a result of the course flexibility. (See individual course pages for details.) You can also acquire new skills by taking a language, working in industry for a year, learning extra computer skills, or taking one of the new Kent Enterprise modules to find out more about starting your own business (see p206).

Support for your study We provide a high level of study support and advice and our students consistently praise the amount of access they have to academic staff. Each student is assigned a personal tutor who can discuss progress, give academic advice, and be a first point of contact if you have problems with your work. Seminar leaders can also give guidance on how your studies are progressing. The free Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS) provides friendly advice on study skills, from online guides to time management and note-taking to individual appointments with learning advisers and workshops on topics such as essay writing and exam techniques (see p222 and p232).


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“My lecturers are very knowledgeable but also very friendly and helpful. They like to include us and always listen to our opinions.� Imogen Canavan Law

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“You feel valued here; you’re not just another statistic. If I need help with my work, or if I’m struggling to manage all my deadlines, I can speak to my lecturers and they’ll do all they can to solve my problem.” Rachel Wellington Forensic Sciences


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SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY At Kent’s campuses, you are sure to find a supportive and welcoming environment, whatever your background or nationality. We believe that any student with the academic ability to study at Kent should have the opportunity to do so. This means that we have a richly diverse student population, from 18-year-old school leavers to those returning to formal education. We also have a cosmopolitan atmosphere, with students from countries around the world. At Kent, we strive to ensure that every student can make the most of their time here, both academically and socially.

Welcome Week We organise a Welcome Week for all new students, where student volunteers help you to settle in to your new life. You are invited to go on guided tours of the campus and surrounding area, to attend themed evenings and take part in sports activities. Your academic school also hosts events to ensure that the start of your academic life goes smoothly. You meet your tutors, who discuss what is expected of you and give you general academic advice. Handbooks are also available, explaining the structure of your degree and what you need to do at each stage.

Student unions The Kent Union at Canterbury and the Universities at Medway Students’ Association (UMSA) run many student societies and events which give you a chance to try something different or develop a current interest. Both unions are run by students for students, and represent your interests at the University and in the wider community. They can also provide advice and support on a number of matters relating to student life (see p221 and p230).

Personal support All students at Kent have access to a wide range of personal support services. These include: the Medical Centre on the Canterbury campus; the Counselling Service; the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service, with a team of tutors and support assistants; a multi-faith and ecumenical Chaplaincy team; and day nurseries. We take security seriously and have in-house security officers, campus patrols and CCTV (see p223 and p233).

Kent’s colleges All students at the Canterbury campus are assigned to one of five colleges, named after distinguished British figures: Darwin, Eliot, Keynes, Rutherford, and Woolf (the postgraduate college). Each college has a Master, who is responsible for student welfare and who you can consult in confidence about any problems. The colleges provide accommodation but, whether you live there or not, they also provide you with a readymade community from the moment you arrive. Each college has its own distinctive bars and cafés, hosting regular events from pub quizzes to evenings with resident DJs. The many social activities allow you to meet academics and students from different subjects. Each college also has a Student Committee that makes an active contribution to the way that the colleges are run, representing student interests and organising events. On the Medway campus, the College Master offers advice and support, and runs a busy calendar of social and sporting activities.

International students Kent is a favourite destination for international students, thanks to its global academic reputation, cosmopolitan environment, career development opportunities and superb student support. If you are a student from overseas, the University’s International Development team can give you dedicated support from the beginning by meeting you at the airport. You can also enjoy special events during Welcome Week, including visits to local tourist attractions and a formal dinner where you can meet other international students. To create a supportive student network, Kent has set up email groups and a student buddying scheme, so you can contact other students from your home country. Academic support includes the Student Learning Advisory Service, as well as English language and foundation courses. These are taught by our own academics, allowing us to offer teaching of an exceptional quality (see p208).


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ENHANCED CAREER PROSPECTS The University of Kent is committed to enhancing the employability of all our students, to enable you to flourish in a competitive, fast-moving, knowledge-based economy. Graduates who can show that they have developed transferable skills and valuable experience are better prepared to start their careers and are more attractive to potential employers. At Kent, whatever subject you study, you can develop the transferable skills and capabilities that employers are looking for. These include problem solving, independent thought, report-writing, time management, leadership skills, team-working and good communication. Building on Kent’s success as the region’s leading institution for student employability, we offer many opportunities for you to gain worthwhile experience and develop the specific skills and aptitudes that employers will value.

Work placements Many of our courses offer the possibility of a year in industry. You earn a salary and gain practical

experience that can be put to good use in your final year of study. It shows you how the theories you are learning can work in practice, gives you hands-on experience of the working environment and helps you forge your own links in your chosen field of work. It can also give you commercial awareness, which is an invaluable asset for many employers (see p204).

International opportunities Many degrees at Kent give you the opportunity to spend a year abroad by studying or working in another country. For studying abroad, some countries offer tuition in English, so it’s not essential to speak another language. However, at Kent, there are also many opportunities to learn a language before you go. Many of our work placements are also abroad and this can be a positive attribute on your CV. A third of employers view a graduate with overseas study experience as more employable, and 65% of international employers indicate that having overseas work experience makes graduates more employable.


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Transferable skills Employers are increasingly seeking graduates who have developed transferable skills while studying for their degree. Whether helping to run a student society, working as a student representative or ambassador, or volunteering in the local community, at Kent you can gain valuable experience and earn credits towards your degree (see p205). Working or volunteering can also help you to develop your subject skills, for instance by working in the Kent Law Clinic, which provides free legal advice; or acting as a consultant with the Kent IT Clinic, which provides IT services for enterprises in the local area; or by providing expertise at the clinics within the Centre for Sports Studies. In addition, Jobshop, a service provided by Kent Union, can help you find a variety of paid, part-time work. This helps you to develop skills and try out different areas of employment. The service also gives employment advice (see p205). For volunteering, paid work, or attending skills workshops, you can earn Employability Points that can be exchanged for prizes.

Careers Advisory Service You can contact the Careers Advisory Service at any point in your studies. During Welcome Week, you receive a Career Planning Guide that tells you about the support available during your time at Kent that can help you plan your future career. The Careers Advisory Service not only provides information on career options, we can also help you to identify your transferable skills, gain relevant work experience and put you in touch with past Kent graduates through our Alumni Careers Network, giving you first-hand insight into graduate careers and jobs.

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The Service also offers practical advice on targeted job-seeking skills including writing a CV and covering letter, interview techniques and aptitude tests, with online exercises. All students are offered the opportunity to develop these skills, and to gain a Careers Employability Award, through the University’s Moodle virtual learning environment.

Student enterprise Building on our students’ growing enterprise culture and activities, we can help you to develop enterprise skills and business ideas. If you are interested in starting up your own business, Kent Business School runs several Enterprise modules that you may be able to take, regardless of your degree subject. The University’s student enterprise website, Kent RoundOne, helps you to engage in a wide range of options available to improve your enterprise and employability skills, add to your CV and help you to find the career that is best suited to you. On the Canterbury campus, The Bulb is the student innovation space in the Canterbury Innovation Centre, running talks and workshops on subjects such as project management or how to start an eBay business, with visiting speakers from the world of industry.

International students – working in the UK after your studies The UK operates a points-based system to allow the most able graduates to work in the country after their studies. The Student Advice and Information Service at Kent is happy to provide up to date visa advice. For more information, please see www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/ working/tier1/poststudy/


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YOUR STUDY EXPERIENCE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES Information on Kent’s wide range of undergraduate study programmes, listed in alphabetical order.

CANTERBURY A guide to the Canterbury campus and the region, including facilities, student life and personal support services. See p213-224

See p28-194

MEDWAY STUDYING AT KENT How to choose a course and apply to Kent, general entry requirements, foundation programmes, part-time study, mature students, course structure, international opportunities and working in industry. See p195-205

JOBS AND EMPLOYABILITY A guide to the many ways in which studying at Kent can help you to achieve your aims and embark on your chosen career path.

A guide to the Medway campus and the region, including facilities, student life and personal support services. See p225-234

OTHER LOCATIONS Details of our sites in Paris, Brussels, and Tonbridge, together with our Associate and Partner Colleges. See p235-238

FEES AND FUNDING

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Information on Kent’s tuition fees, living costs, scholarships and funding opportunities.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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Information on the support available for international students, programmes of study, entry requirements and finance.

REFERENCE GUIDE

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A quick reference guide to our honours degrees, plus a glossary and an index. See p245-258


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ACCOUNTING & FINANCE Accountants are probably best known for checking the validity of company accounts – auditing – but they also devise and operate financial systems, conduct investment analysis, advise on business start-ups, company takeovers and company rescue schemes, and handle individuals’ and corporations’ tax affairs. At Kent Business School, we have designed the Accounting & Finance degrees to ensure that they respond to the needs and expectations of the modern accountancy profession. We offer the opportunity to spend a year on work placement, or to combine accounting with related subjects. Our supportive and flexible approach to teaching gives you the confidence and skills you need to follow the path that most interests you. We have an excellent record of graduate employment with our graduates moving into a range of careers, including professional training in public practice (chartered accountancy) or in industry, commerce or the public sector, or financial services or general management. Our programme is fully accredited by all the professional accountancy bodies and allows you to obtain more exemptions from professional accounting examinations than at most other universities in the UK. For example, we offer a taxation module which confers additional professional exemptions; taxation is not offered at many other UK universities.

“The course at Kent offered the crucial sandwich year I was looking for, and allowed me to develop a broad range of skills in the final year through modules such as Spreadsheet Modelling, Enterprise Start-up, e-Commerce and Social Responsibility Accounting.” Lewis Howard Accounting & Finance with a Year in Industry

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Achieving an average mark of 60% on the Kent IFP guarantees you entry onto the first year of these degree programmes. This does not include marks obtained at resits of Foundation examinations.

Degree programmes Single honours • Accounting & Finance (N400) 3 years • Accounting & Finance with a Year in Industry (N404) 4 years

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Accounting & Management p30 Actuarial Science p32 Business Administration p59 Financial Mathematics p145

• Business Law or 30 credits from the following list: • Biological and General Psychology • British Government and Politics • Introduction to Social Psychology • Modern Languages • Sociology • Thinking about Politics.

Stage 2/3 Core modules

Joint honours

Single/multidisciplinary honours.

• Accounting & Finance and Economics (LN14) 3 years • Accounting & Finance and Law (NM41) 3 years • Accounting & Finance and Mathematics (GN14) 3 years

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Financial Accounting 2 Management Accounting 1 Principles of Finance Strategic Management

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Some programmes also specify other core modules, according to the subject. Again, joint honours students take different core modules according to their degree programme.

You take two 15-credit and two 30-credit core modules.

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• Financial Accounting 1 • Quantitative Models and Methods for Accounting & Finance • Either Economics Mode A or Economics Mode B Joint honours students take different core modules according to their degree programme.

• • • •

Auditing Business Finance Financial Statement Analysis Futures and Options Markets


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Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 4 in Mathematics (5 in Mathematics Studies) or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 4 in Mathematics (5 in Mathematics Studies).

Required subjects GCSE Mathematics grade B.

Year in industry See left.

Professional recognition

• Management Accounting 2 • Social Responsibility Accounting • Taxation And other modules according to the programme subject.

A year in industry Students on the Year in Industry spend a year working between Stages 2 and 3 – we have a Placement Officer who can give advice and guidance. Industrial placements provide valuable practical experience which combines well with academic study and enhances the employment prospects of graduates.

Teaching and assessment Usually you spend eight hours in lectures and four hours in seminars each week. Some modules have a number of workshops or sessions in computer laboratories. Most of your modules involve individual study using Library resources. Most modules have an end-of-year examination that contributes either 70% or 80% to the final module mark: your coursework provides the remaining marks. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks count towards your final degree class (together with your marks from your year in industry, if applicable).

Careers Kent Business School equips you with the skills you need to build a successful career. Through your studies, you acquire communication skills, the ability to work in a team and independently, and the ability to express your opinions passionately and persuasively. Through our varied contacts in the business world, we give you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as part of your degree.

Full or partial exemption from the preliminary stage of professional accountancy examinations provided you choose the appropriate modules. Single honours degrees offer further exemptions from the examinations of some accountancy bodies.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

We have an excellent record of graduate employment with recent graduates going into accountancy training with firms such as KPMG, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers, other financial services with banks or private companies, or other types of management such as recruitment or marketing. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? Accounting & Finance at Kent was ranked 11th in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2011.


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Medway

ACCOUNTING & MANAGEMENT At Kent Business School, we have designed the Accounting & Management degree to ensure that it responds to the needs and expectations of the modern accountancy and management professions. This programme equips you with knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to a career in accounting or management as well as for professional training in accounting. We also offer you the opportunity to spend a year on work placement, or to combine accounting modules with related subjects including a wide range of business management modules. Our supportive and flexible approach to teaching gives you the confidence and skills you need to follow the path that most interests you. We have an excellent record of graduate employment with our graduates moving into a whole range of careers, including professional training in public practice (chartered accountancy) or in industry, commerce, the public sector, financial services or general management.

“The Accounting & Management degree provides you with a broadly based and vocational qualification. Most of the accounting and finance modules are shared with our highly successful Accounting & Finance programme and are fully accredited by the professional accountancy bodies.”

Degree programmes

Stage 3

Single honours

You take 120 credits from the list below: • Business Finance • Management Accounting 2 • Taxation • Business Law • Business/Management Project • European Business • Corporate and Business Strategy • Managing People • Marketing Strategy • Operations Management • Managing HR in Contemporary Organisations • Spreadsheet Modelling.

Dr David Godsell Director of Studies, Accounting & Finance undergraduate programmes

Stage 2

• Accounting & Management (NNC4:K) 3 years • Accounting & Management with a Year in Industry (NN2K:K) 4 years

Stage 1 Core modules • Financial Accounting 1 • Economics • Quantitative Models and Methods for Accounting & Finance • Business Skills • Introduction to Management

A year in industry Core modules • • • •

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Accounting & Finance p28 Actuarial Science p32 Business Administration p59 Financial Mathematics p145

Financial Accounting 2 Principles of Finance Management Accounting 1 Global Business Environment

Plus 15 credits from the following options: • Strategy Analysis and Tools • Introduction to Marketing.

Students on the Year in Industry spend a year working between Stages 2 and 3 – we have a Placement Officer who can give advice and guidance. Industrial placements provide very valuable practical experience which combines well with academic study and enhances the employment prospects of graduates.


www.kent.ac.uk/kbs

Teaching and assessment

Careers

Usually you spend eight hours in lectures and four hours in seminars each week. Some modules have a number of workshops or sessions in computer laboratories. Most of your modules involve individual study using Library resources. We expect students to work about 40 hours per week on average during term time, of which the majority will be a blend of private study, coursework assignments and learning using information technology. Most modules have an end-of-year examination that contributes either 70% or 80% to the final module mark: your coursework provides the remaining marks. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks count towards your final degree class (together with your marks from your year in industry, if applicable).

Kent Business School equips you with the skills you need to build a successful career. Through your studies, and in addition to programme specific skills, you acquire communication skills, the ability to work in a team and independently, and the ability to express your opinions passionately and persuasively. We give you the confidence and expertise you need to start your own business and, through our varied contacts in the business world, give you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as part of your degree. We have an excellent record of graduate employment with recent graduates going into accountancy training with firms such as KPMG, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers, other financial services with banks or private companies, or other types of management such as recruitment or marketing. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Location Medway.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 4 in Mathematics (5 in Mathematics Studies) or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 4 in Mathematics (5 in Mathematics Studies).

Required subjects GCSE Mathematics grade B.

Year in industry See left.

Professional recognition Full or partial exemption from the preliminary stage of professional accountancy examinations provided you choose the appropriate modules.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 5th in the UK for Business and Management graduate employment prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2012.

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Canterbury

ACTUARIAL SCIENCE

Actuaries evaluate and manage financial risks, particularly in the financial services industry. They form a small yet well-respected, influential and relatively well-paid profession. If you are good at mathematics and you are curious about financial matters, you should enjoy studying actuarial science. Our degree gives you the opportunity to gain exemptions from eight of the professional examinations set by the UK actuarial profession, and is one of the few programmes to achieve full accreditation from the profession. Once you qualify, employment prospects are good, and students from this course have also gone on to successful careers in other areas such as accountancy, banking or operational research. The core actuarial modules are taught by professionally qualified actuaries with many years’ industry experience. The course offers an optional year in industry and we run the Invicta Actuarial Society, which provides good links with industry. Our School is friendly and we make a point of getting to know our students on a one-toone basis.

“The teaching has been excellent – the lecturers are passionate about what they are teaching and are always willing to help. The actuarial lecturers are all qualified actuaries, which I have found very useful, as they are always willing to answer any questions about working as an actuary.” Alex Dimond Actuarial Science

Not sure? How about... • Accounting & Finance p28 • Financial Mathematics p145 • Mathematics p145

Degree programmes

Stage 2

Single honours

You take six core modules of 15 credits and one of 30 credits (Finance and Financial Reporting).

• Actuarial Science (N323) 3 years • Actuarial Science with a Year in Industry (N324) 4 years

Stage 1 You take five core modules of 15 credits and two of 30 credits (Financial Mathematics and Calculus and Mathematical Modelling).

Core modules • • • • • • •

Analysis Contingencies 1 Finance and Financial Reporting Linear Algebra Probability and Statistics for Actuarial Science 2 Statistics for Insurance Time Series and Simulation

Core modules • • • • • • •

Proofs and Numbers Calculus and Mathematical Modelling Economics for Mathematicians Financial Mathematics Mathematical Methods Matrices and Computing Probability and Statistics for Actuarial Science

Stage 3 You take eight core modules of 15 credits. • • • • • • • •

Contingencies 2 Financial Modelling Life Assurance Practice Mathematics of Financial Derivatives Pension Funds Portfolio Theory and Asset Pricing Models Stochastic Processes Survival Models

We are fully committed to continually developing and improving our programmes, and the course details above may change.


www.kent.ac.uk/smsas

A year in industry We offer you the opportunity to gain practical work experience with an insurance company, either during the summer vacation or for a one-year placement between Stages 2 and 3.

software package used by commercial companies worldwide for profit testing, valuation and model office work. This market-leading actuarial system is provided by SunGard, a global leader in integrated software and processing solutions primarily for financial services.

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Location Canterbury.

Award BSc (Hons).

Programme type

Foundation year If, for whatever reason, your grades do not qualify you for direct entry, you may be able to take a fouryear degree with a foundation year (with an initial year of mathematics). For more information about a foundation year, see p200.

Teaching and assessment Most of the teaching is by lectures and examples classes. At Stage 1, you can go to regular supervised classes where you can get help and advice on the way you approach problems. Modules which include programming or working with computer software packages usually involve practical sessions. Each year, there are a number of special lectures by visiting actuaries from external organisations, to which all students are invited. These lectures help to bridge the gap between actuarial theory and its practical applications. The course provides practical experience of working with PROPHET, a market-leading actuarial

The final mark for almost all Stage 1, 2 and 3 modules is assessed by end-of-year examinations, with 10% or 20% awarded for coursework or a project.

Careers Our programme is fully accredited by the Actuarial profession and gives you the opportunity to gain practical work experience within the industry. Through your studies, you acquire communication skills, the ability to work in a team and independently, and learn how to present information clearly and concisely.

Full-time.

Typical offer levels AAA at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 6 in HL Mathematics or IB Diploma with 17 points at Higher inc 6 in HL Mathematics.

Required subjects A level Mathematics grade A inc the core syllabus of Pure Mathematics. (Use of Maths is not accepted.)

Year in industry See left.

Professional recognition

Our graduates have found work as trainee actuaries in financial management, insurance companies and consultancy practices, the Government Actuary’s Department, the stock exchange and other areas of financial management, or have gone on to further study.

Our degree can give exemption from the core technical subjects (CT1 to CT8) of the professional examinations set by the UK actuarial profession, and gives a firm foundation for the later specialist technical subjects. Graduates may also get exemption from some of the examinations set by the Chartered Insurance Institute.

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 1st in the UK for Mathematics graduate employment prospects and 8th for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2012.


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Student profile

CLAIRE MORRIS AMERICAN STUDIES What attracted you to Kent?

What sort of things do you do in your spare time?

I came to the Open Day, looked around and fell in love with it. I just felt that I belonged here and could really fit in.

I’m President of the American Society – you don’t have to be American to join, we just have fun with an American theme. At the moment, we’re planning a Thanksgiving dinner, an aloha party and a Super Bowl finals night.

How is your course going? It’s going really well and I’m enjoying it. I’m currently studying the American Civil War and that’s very interesting. Last year, I enjoyed the Introduction to American Studies because it’s so broad and you get to do a bit of film, technology and other things you wouldn’t necessarily think of studying. I’m also excited about spending my third year at an American university. I’m hoping to go to Indiana because it’s in the Midwest and feels like the ‘true America’.

What are your fellow students like? They’re great fun. You make friends so easily, especially in the first year because everyone’s in the same boat.

What career do you have in mind? I would like to be a TV/radio programme researcher. I did work experience as a researcher in the Houses of Parliament last summer and found that really interesting.

Have you any advice for other students? American Studies is a really broad subject so you’re not doing just one thing for three or four years. That’s what I like about it.


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Canterbury

AMERICAN STUDIES

American Studies dates back to 1973 at the University of Kent. The programme is taught by an impressive range of internationally recognised scholars who specialise in American film, literature, history and politics. Students are encouraged to visit the United States or Latin America through our exchange system. Kent offers three degree pathways. You can choose a four-year degree (with one year abroad) and specialise in American history, American literature or Latin American studies. Or you can take our three-year degree, with the option of spending one term at a US university in your third and final year. Each programme allows you to shape your degree into something unique and challenging. Kent provides a blend of established staples in American Studies such as the Civil War, slavery and contemporary politics, along with innovative modules on Native American literature, US environmental issues, and Latin American history and culture (including a Spanish language option). A wide range of modules are on offer in both three and fouryear programmes. Please visit our website and feel free to contact us.

“The modules available were exactly what I was looking for: a mix of literature, American history and sociology. The year abroad also caught my eye and I’m looking forward to spending a year in America and experiencing the culture first hand.” Natalie Bunch American Studies (History)

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60%, including 60% in History for the History variant or 60% in the Literature module for the Literature variant, guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

Degree programmes • • • •

American Studies (History) (T701) 4 years American Studies (Latin America) (T703) 4 years American Studies (Literature) (T700) 4 years American Studies (T702) 3 years

You take one to three core modules depending on your pathway.

Core modules

• • • •

English and American Literature p98 Hispanic Studies p117 History p119 Politics and International Relations p161

All students take the second-year core module, Topics in the 20th Century. Students on the fouryear programmes (Literature, History and Latin America pathways) also take a number of compulsory subject-related modules. Students on the three-year programme take a range of American-related modules drawn from Drama, English, Film, History of Art, History, Politics and Hispanic Studies.

Single honours

Stage 1

Not sure? How about...

Stage 2

• The Emergence of America: From European Settlement to 1880 • Introduction to American Studies • Introduction to Hispanic Studies • Learning Spanish • The Rise of the United States since 1880 • Writing America

Core module • American Studies: Topics in the 20th Century

Options History Two options drawn from a list, for example: • The American Civil War • American Freedoms: The Bill of Rights and The Battles that Shaped It: 1789 to Today • How the West was Won (or Lost) • Inviting Doomsday: US Environmental Problems in the 20th Century. And a module from the Faculty of Humanities (US options include Contemporary Politics and Government in the USA).

Options A wide range of choices drawn from the Faculty of Humanities.

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Literature • Appropriating America Plus a module from the Faculty of Humanities (US options include How the West was Won (or Lost)).

Latin America • Latin American Poets • Learning Spanish • The Legacy of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America • Women in Spanish American Narrative and Film Plus a module from the Faculty of Humanities (US options include Topics in American Cinema).

Stage 3 All students currently take a final-year extended essay. Students on the three-year programme can take options in Politics, History, Sociology, English and Hispanic Studies.

Core module • Interdisciplinary Extended Essay

Options History Two options drawn from a list, for example: • The American Century: The USA since 1970 • California: The Golden State • The Supreme Court.

Literature Options drawn from a list, for example: • Native American Literature • American Crime Fiction.

Latin America • Learning Spanish (required) Options drawn from a list, for example: • Language in Literature • Latin American Poets • Writing the Cuban Revolution.

www.kent.ac.uk/amst

A year abroad Students on the four-year programmes spend a year between Stages 2 and 3 at one of our partner universities in the USA (or South America for students on the Latin American pathway) taking specialist courses. American Studies students spending the year in the USA do not have to pay American universities’ (often high) tuition fees.

Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels Students on the three-year programme have the option of spending a term abroad in the final year.

Teaching and assessment Stage 1 modules are usually taught by lectures and seminars. Stage 2/3 main modules are taught either by lectures and seminars, or by seminars alone. You usually have around ten hours of contact with staff each week.

ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 5/6/6 in HL English A1/A2/B for T700 and 5 in HL History or 6 in SL History for T701.

Required subjects History (T701): A level History grade B. Literature (T700): A level English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B.

Year abroad See left.

Depending on the modules you select, assessment varies from 100% coursework (extended essays or dissertation), to a combination of examination and coursework, usually in the ratio 50:50, 60:40 or 80:20.

Careers Many employers view a graduate with overseas study experience as more employable. Studying American Studies gives you transferable skills, such as the ability to work independently, to assimilate and analyse information and to present that information clearly and concisely in written form, and with passion and confidence orally. Our graduates have gone on to careers in business, further professional training, management, broadcasting and media, teaching and a variety of other occupations in Britain, Europe and the USA. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? American Studies at Kent was ranked 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2011.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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Canterbury

ANCIENT HISTORY

The great strength of Ancient History is that it allows you to specialise in the study of the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome that lie at the very heart of European culture and the cultures that border the Mediterranean. At Kent, you can study the history of these ancient civilisations inside one programme, or you can follow a broader pathway that engages the study of history with that of ancient literature or archaeology. You also have the opportunity to learn Latin or Ancient Greek, which are taught at beginners, intermediate and advanced level. Much of European civilisation grew out of the classical world so it is not surprising that it is still highly relevant today. Canterbury, as a late Iron Age settlement, a Romano-British city, an Anglo-Saxon town, and a centre of early Christianity, is an excellent base for studying different cultures, with visits to local sites and museums as well as to museums in London and Paris. There are also opportunities for archaeological fieldwork both locally and further afield.

“On our new BA in Ancient History programme, you study with scholars who have a broad range of expertise in the field of Graeco-Roman history, and who examine ancient lives in a wide social and geographical context. You can also expand your study of history by taking classes in archaeology and classical literature.” Dr Patricia Baker Lecturer in Archaeology

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP)

Stage 2/3

Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 50%, including 60% in academic skills development, guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

You choose at least half of your modules from a wide range of options. The list below provides an indication of what is available.

Degree programme

• • • •

Single honours

Modules

• Ancient History (Q800) 3 years

Stage 1 Core modules • Academic Practice • The Civilisations of Greece and Rome • Roman Emperors and Biography: From Caligula to Domitian

• • • • • • • •

Options

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Anthropology p39 Classical & Archaeological Studies p64 History p119 Philosophy p157

• • • • • •

Beginners’ Greek Beginners’ Latin Classical Mythology: Themes and Approaches Introduction to Aegean Archaeology Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology Introduction to Archaeology

Plus some modules drawn from a wide range across the University.

• • • • • •

Archaic Greece and Persia The Crisis of the Roman Republic Dissertation Early Greece and the Formation of the Classical World Egypt and the Classical World Graeco-Roman Egypt Greece: City State to World Empire Greek and Roman Medicine The Hellenistic World Hieroglyphs without Mystery History of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Domitian History of the Roman Empire from Trajan to Constantine King and Court of Achaemenid Persia The Reign of Darius I The Rise and Fall of Athens Roman Britain The Roman Family: From Birth to Old Age Rome: The Imperial Republic

You may also take modules in the related areas of Classical Literature and Culture, or Archaeology.

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Classical Literature and Culture • • • •

www.kent.ac.uk/secl

Teaching and assessment

Epic to Romance Greek and Roman Comedy Hellenistic Literature and Culture Literature and Cultural Identity of the Imperial Period: Being Greek, Syrian, Jewish, Egyptian under Rome • Love, Sex and Society in Greece and Rome • Myth into Tragedy • Virgil’s Aeneid

All modules have a weekly small-group seminar, and most also have weekly lectures. We encourage you to take part in excavations and field surveys with staff and associated institutions, and student bursaries are available to support this. Assessment at all stages varies from 100% coursework to a combination of examination and coursework.

Archaeology

Careers

• Archaeological Fieldwork Methods and Techniques • Archaeological Project • Archaeology of Belief, Cult and Ritual • The Archaeology of Death • Archaeology of the Romans in the West • Barbarians in the West and the Late Antique Tradition 400-700 AD • Everyday Life in the Roman Empire • Foundations of Britain: The Archaeology of the 1st Millennium BC • Gods, Heroes and Mystery Cults: Religion in Ancient Greece • Greek Art and Architecture • Heads, Heroes and Horses: In Search of the Ancient Celts • Late Antique Archaeology: The Mediterranean from Constantine to Muhammad • Minoan Art and Architecture • Origins of the Medieval City • Roman and Medieval Artefacts • Roman Art and Architecture

Studying on the Ancient History programme, you gain key transferable skills such as the ability to analyse and summarise complex information, to manage and organise your time, and to express your opinion persuasively and with sensitivity, skills that will leave you well placed to embark on a graduate career. Possible careers include archaeology, the heritage industry, museums, business, journalism, Civil Service, computing, media, librarianship, teaching, further academic study, and any employment requiring literacy and versatility. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

A year abroad If you are taking a joint honours programme with a modern language, you spend a year studying in Europe. There is also an opportunity to spend a year in Hong Kong, or a term in Ghent (Belgium) or in Calgary (Canada).

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 4th in the UK for Archaeology in the 2011 National Student Survey, with 97% of students saying they were satisfied with the quality of their course.

Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels AAB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 17 points at Higher.

Required subjects None, although Classical Studies, Classical Civilisation or Archaeology A level grade B where taken.

Year abroad See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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Canterbury

ANTHROPOLOGY

Anthropology addresses the big question – what makes us human? It is the study of human beings: how we evolved, why we live in different sorts of societies around the world, and how we interact with one another and the environment. An exciting and varied subject, anthropology covers a huge number of topics including human evolution, primatology, genetics, reproduction, nutrition, religion, kinship, politics and development. At Kent, we offer a BSc degree in Anthropology that integrates the biological and social sides of the discipline; one of the very few departments in the UK to do so. Ours is a broad-ranging degree, both flexible and modular – you get to shape your own course through your choice of modules – but designed to ensure that whatever your choices, you receive a top quality education and the skills you need to succeed in the workplace. This is an ideal degree whether you have an arts, humanities or science background. Anthropology draws on each of these and, by the end of your degree, you will have a thorough understanding of your own species.

“I’m taking a BSc in Anthropology, which means I take a combination of biological anthropology and social anthropology modules. I’ve found it absolutely fascinating and I’ve enjoyed it so much, that often things I have learned come up in casual conversation, much to my friends’ chagrin!” Ruth Carlisle Anthropology

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60%, including passing all components and achieving a mark of 60% in the mathematics and quantitative methods, and academic skills modules, guarantees you entry onto the first year of the L601 degree programme.

Degree programmes Single honours • Anthropology (L601) 3 years • Anthropology with a Year In Europe (L603) 4 years • Anthropology with a Year in Japan (L604) 4 years

Options • Fundamental Human Biology • Human Physiology and Disease Plus a wild module of your choice.

Stage 2/3 Core modules • Advanced Social Anthropology 1 • Advanced Social Anthropology 2 • Biological Anthropology: Comparative Perspectives • Biological Anthropology: The Human Animal • Methodology in Anthropological Science • Project in Anthropological Science

Options Joint honours • Anthropology and Archaeology (QL86) 3 years

Stage 1 Core modules

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Biological Anthropology p51 Environmental Studies p100 Medical Anthropology p147 Social Anthropology p169

• • • • •

Animals, People and Plants Foundations of Human Culture Introduction to Social Anthropology Skills for Anthropology and Conservation Thinkers and Theories: An Introduction to the History and Development of Anthropology

Your optional modules are drawn from both biological and social anthropology. You are required to take the indicated number of modules from each list, and are free to choose your remaining options from all the modules across both lists.

Biological Anthropology (Three required): • Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology • The Evolution of Hominin Behaviour • Evolution of Human Diversity • History of Evolutionary Thought • Human Osteology

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• Paleopathology • Primate Behaviour and Ecology • Sex, Evolution, and Human Nature.

Social/Medical Anthropology (Two required): • African Societies • Anthropology and Development • Anthropology and Language • The Anthropology of Amazonia • The Anthropology of Business • The Anthropology of Central Asia • The Anthropology of Eating • The Anthropology of Gender • The Anthropology of Health, Illness and Medicine • The Anthropology of Law • Culture and Cognition • Ethnicity and Nationalism • The Ethnography of Central Asia • Human Ecology • Medicinal Plants, Traditional Healing and Drug Discovery • North Mediterranean Societies • Pacific Societies • Social Computing • South-east Asian Societies • Southern Mediterranean Societies • Project in Visual Anthropology • Visual Anthropology Theory.

www.kent.ac.uk/sac

The School of Anthropology and Conservation has a specialist teaching lab that provides equipment and specimens for teaching and research use. This lab has a completely integrated audiovisual system, providing cutting-edge lectures, and is primarily used by BSc students. You have access to an excellent fossil cast collection with more than 50 casts of extant and extinct primates and hominins, including an entire Homo erectus skeleton. We are associated with the nearby Quex Museum, which has one of the largest collections of primate skeletal remains in the world, as well as an extensive collection of cultural artefacts to which undergraduates have access. We have dedicated computing facilities within the School, in addition to the general University IT provision, a darkroom, and an ethnobiology lab for studying human-related plant material. Many of the core modules have an end-of-year examination which counts for 50% to 100% of your final mark for that module. The remaining percentage comes from practical or coursework marks. However, others, such as the Project in Anthropological Science are assessed entirely on coursework. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks and, where appropriate, the marks from your year abroad, count towards your final degree result.

Careers A year abroad You spend a year between Stages 2 and 3 taking courses in anthropology at a university in France, Germany, Italy or Spain (where the courses are taught in the language of that country); or the Netherlands, Japan, Finland or Denmark (where the courses are taught in English).

Teaching and assessment On average, you have four hours of lectures and six hours of seminars and/or lab sessions each week. For the Project in Anthropological Science, you receive regular one-to-one supervision.

Studying anthropology gives you an exciting range of career opportunities. We work with you to help direct your module choices to the career paths you are considering. Through your studies, you learn how to work independently, to analyse complex data and to present your work with clarity and flair. Our graduates have gone on to careers in advertising; education; social work; town and country planning; housing and personnel management; journalism, film production, or research for radio and television programmes; consultancy in overseas development and relief agencies; science journalism; museum work; forensic science; business and the Civil Service. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 6th in the UK for Anthropology graduate employment prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2012 and 8th for student satisfaction in TheTimes Good University Guide 2012.

Location Canterbury.

Award BSc (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels L601: AAB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or 17 points at HL, inc 4 in Mathematics (5 in Mathematic Studies) and 4 in a science subject. L603: Same as above however for French, German, Italian or Spanish variants you will need to including the relevant language at A level grade B. L604: AAB at A level including A level science (Biology preferred), or Psychology at B, IB Diploma 33 points or 17 points at HL, inc 4 in Mathematics (5 in Mathematic Studies) and 5 in HL science or 6 in SL science.

Required subjects L601, L603, L604: GCSE English Language (IB equivalent) and Mathematics grade C, GCSE single or double science grade B. QL86: Grade B in A level in Classical Studies, Classical Civilisation, or Archaeology, where taken. We also consider students with alternative qualifications.

Year abroad See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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ARCHITECTURE

One of the most important roles of architectural intervention is to enhance the quality of life of those whom it touches. We deal in the invention of new, hitherto unimagined environments, the resuscitation of existing buildings and urban settlements, and the careful enhancement of our towns, cities, rural environments and landscapes to provoke surprise, delight and wonder. Kent School of Architecture has developed a reputation for tackling global issues at a local scale, with many projects set in Kent and across the south-east region. Through this work, and our open lecture programmes and events, the School continues to build links with the profession and the wider community. The School is committed to the development of sustainable design and this is taught at all stages of the curriculum. The School also has a strong research profile and has established links with respected international architectural institutions, which means we can offer our students the opportunity to spend a year studying abroad. Kent teaches two degree programmes, BA (Hons) Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 1) and Master of Architecture (MArch) (ARB/RIBA Part 2). Both offer multidisciplinary learning experiences, covering design, theory, technology and communication. Studying areas such as regeneration and sustainability, landscape, community and the quality of urban life, equips our students with the skills they need to practise in the profession.

“Studying architecture at the University of Kent has been an incredibly memorable experience. I have realised the importance of passion, commitment and dedication, and learnt many invaluable skills through the years.” Hannah Tollington Architecture

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the Kent IFP at 60% in the design module and 60% overall, guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme. Kent School of Architecture may also require you to submit a portfolio prior to entry to the IFP.

• BA (Hons) Architecture – ARB/RIBA Part 1 (Standard route A) (K100) 3 years • Master of Architecture (MArch) – ARB/RIBA Part 2

Kent’s programmes are designed to allow you to work towards full accreditation as a professional architect (see Facts box on p42). The BA (Hons) degree in Architecture gives exemption from Part 1 of the examinations required by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

• Creative Events: Design and Production p77 • History & Philosophy of Art p122 • Multimedia Technology and Design p149

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Caravanserai (Design) Enclose (Technology and Environment) Enlighten (Technology and Environment) Folio (Communication) 30 credits House and Housing (Cultural Context and Modelmaking) • Oasis (Design) • Western Architecture (Cultural Context)

Degree programmes

BA (Hons) Architecture

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Core modules

Stage 2 Stage 2 has two overarching themes. The autumn term deals with existing structures, while the spring term concerns itself with the ‘outdoors’.

Core modules • Adapt and Extend (Design and Technology and Environment) • Advanced Computer Modelling (Communication) • Climate (Technology and Environment) • Form and Structure (Technology and Environment) • Landscape (Design and Cultural Context) • 19th-Century Architecture (Cultural Context)

Stage 1 Stage 1 offers an intensive programme in architectural knowledge, thinking and making. You are inducted into workshop culture straightaway and obliged to work in models throughout. One module, Folio, spans the entire year, and teaches skills in architectural communication, in particular drawing, in all its manifestations.

Stage 3 Stage 3 concerns itself with the integration of design with associated skills and disciplines. The autumn theme is that of modular construction and planning, while the spring term deals with buildings in the city. You also pursue a personal research project, reflecting your own developing enthusiasms in architecture.

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Core modules • Management, Practice and Law (MPL) • Modernisms (Cultural Context) • Modular (Design and Technology and Environment) • Urban (Design and Technology and Environment)

Options One of: • Building Appraisal • Dissertation • Interdisciplinary.

Master of Architecture (MArch) The MArch degree in Architecture gives exemption from Part 2 of the examinations required by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Stage 4 You use photography and film to investigate architectural form and urban conditions. Part of this investigation takes place during an international field trip.

Core modules • • • • •

Cultural Context Management Practice and Law Minor Design Project Technology and Environment Urban Landscape Design Project

Stage 5 Building on the work in Stage 4, you then develop and define your own interests and agenda as an aspiring designer through a year-long thesis and architectural design project, paralleled with your independent study project, in which you develop less tangible interests in cultural context, design and making.

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Teaching and assessment We use a variety of learning and teaching methods, including lectures, workshops, studio-based work and field study trips. Students also attend tutorials, seminars, small group discussions and one-to-one design sessions, giving them a range of feedback opportunities to improve their skills. Assessment is by a portfolio of work, which includes design project coursework, written assignments and examinations, alongside research papers and technical reports. We place particular emphasis on sketchbooks and notebooks assembled over the academic year, which contribute to the student’s own personal development plan. Assessment for the MArch is by a portfolio review of design projects, design and technical reports, the Cultural Context essay and seminar presentation, technical case study, and exams.

Careers Our two programmes prepare you for work at Part 1 and Part 2 level. Having completed 24 months (minimum 12 months post-Part 2), you are eligible to be considered for Part 3 of the ARB/RIBA professional practice examination, leading to full professional registration as an architect. However, our programmes are founded on transferable skills that prepare students for work in many other industries, such as the design, graphics and visualisation professions. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Award BA (Hons) – ARB/RIBA Part 1. MArch – ARB/RIBA Part 2.

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels AAB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 4 in Mathematics (standard or higher level) or IB Diploma with 17 points at Higher inc 4 in Mathematics (standard or higher level).

Required subjects The ideal applicant will have a record which reflects a broad academic aptitude. Although not compulsory, an art qualification (eg A Level in Fine Art or IB in Visual Art) would be extremely useful. GCSE Mathematics grade C. MArch: Applicants need an Architects Registration Board (ARB) prescribed first degree (ideally 2.1 or above) and six months logged office experience (a minimum of two periods of three months). Those without a UK Part 1 first degree must have gained the qualification by examination before they can be admitted onto the MArch course. You will need to apply direct to ARB to take the Part 1 as an external candidate.

Professional recognition The BA (Hons) Architecture (Part 1) and MArch (Part 2) programmes are fully prescribed by the ARB and have been validated by RIBA for the maximum period.

Year abroad See left. Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk

Independent Study Project Major Design Project Major Design Project: Technology Portfolio Major Design Project: Design Report

Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

Year abroad While the School encourages an active engagement with the local region, you also benefit from extensive opportunities to undertake study abroad, and field study tours are an embedded part of each programme. In recent years, our students have travelled to Lille, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Rome and Vienna, as well as San Francisco CA, Oakland CA, Washington DC and Alexandria VA.

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Location

DID YOU KNOW? 85% of our undergraduate students found graduate level employment within six months of graduating.


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ART AND FILM

Art and Film offers a unique opportunity to combine art history and film studies in a single honours degree. It cuts across the boundaries of different visual media, exploring perspective, colour and light, movement, montage and the portrayal of painting, photography, drawings, prints and sculpture in film and video. During the course, we examine all kinds of works of art, including films and performance art, to learn the theories, movements and ideas that have shaped them. We also look at the settings (for example, museums, galleries, cinemas) in which works of art and films are produced and viewed, examining how such settings affect our perceptions. Staff at Kent have expertise in the fields of film, photography and contemporary art, and the modules reflect these interests, such as the origins of cinema within the 19th century, and the uses of still and moving images by modernist and avant-garde artists and film-makers. We also offer a year in industry option for those wishing to develop their work experience during their degree.

“Art and Film is a really unique course. You get to see how artists have influenced film-makers and vice versa. Lecturers are quick to respond to email queries and are always happy to meet you to discuss any issues you want. There is never any shortage of support on an academic or personal level.” Anna Balan Art and Film graduate

Degree programme

Options

Single honours

These include:

• Art and Film (WV63) 3 years

Stage 1 You take three of the four core modules that comprise 90 of your 120 credits for the first year, and a further 30 credits from a list of recommended options or modules available in the Faculty of Humanities.

Core modules • Film Form • Hollywood Studio System • The Shock of the Now: Themes in Contemporary Art • Thinking About Photography and its Histories

Options • Now that is Art! Aesthetics and the Visual Arts • Study of a Single Artist: Picasso

Stage 2 Not sure? How about... • Film Studies p104 • Fine Art p106 • History & Philosophy of Art p122

You take two 30-credit core modules and a further 60 credits from the list of film and art history modules.

Core modules • Art and Film • Photographic History and Aesthetics 1 • Introduction to Film Theory

History & Philosophy of Art • • • • • •

Abstraction and Construction Camera, Light and Darkroom Classicism and Baroque Contemporary Art: From Warhol to Whiteread Patronage and Cultural Organisation The Sublime, the Disgusting and the Laughable

Film Studies • • • • • •

Cinema in 1920s Berlin, Paris and Moscow The Documentary Film Pulp Film: The Avant-Garde and Popular Cinema Sound and Cinema Animated Worlds Post-war European Cinema: Waves and Realisms.

Stage 3 Again, you take two 30-credit core modules and a further 60 credits from the film and art history modules listed under Stage 2.

Core modules • Art and Film Dissertation • Reading the Image

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industry gives you the opportunity to increase your contacts and network so that you can hit the ground running when you graduate. The year in industry is in addition to your standard undergraduate programme and normally falls between your second and final year. The year itself is assessed on a pass/fail basis through employer feedback and a written report that you submit.

Teaching and assessment The teaching staff emphasise a close working relationship with students. All modules involve weekly lectures and small group seminars, while some also involve film screenings, museum and gallery trips, or practice-based learning. Some practice-based modules include studio work in photography or film-making. Helping you to acquire independence of thought and the skills of independent study are at the heart of our teaching aims. Depending on the modules you select, assessment varies from 100% coursework to a combination of examination and coursework.

www.kent.ac.uk/arts

Careers Through your studies, you gain key transferable skills considered essential by graduate employers. These include excellent communication skills, the ability to work in a team and independently, the ability to analyse and summarise complex material, and to present your findings with clarity and flair.

Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Graduates could go into careers in arts administration, galleries and museums, journalism, advertising, teaching, image libraries, film-making, film and television industries, local government and business.

Typical offer levels

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Year in industry

AAB-ABB at A level, IB 33 points (17 at Higher).

Required subjects A level Film Studies grade B where taken. See p43.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 4th in the UK for Art and Design graduate employment prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2012 and The Complete University Guide 2012.


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ASTRONOMY, SPACE SCIENCE AND ASTROPHYSICS Kent runs a fantastic programme for students who are inspired by the wonders and vastness of the universe. In this course, there are opportunities to investigate the possibilities of life elsewhere in the universe. You get involved with real space missions from ESA and NASA, and can work on Hubble Telescope data and images from giant telescopes. In the MPhys programme, core knowledge and skills are enhanced with the further in-depth training required for a science-based career, including the practical aspects of research. Our international exchange programme allows you to spend the third year of your degree studying in the USA at one of our partner universities, and our active student society organises trips and events such as virtual observing in Hawaii by remotely controlling a telescope on the other side of the world.

“This course was exactly what I was looking for – no other university did anything similar. If you are interested in astrophysics, this is a great course at a good university.” Howard Philips Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics

Degree programmes

Stage 2

Single honours

Core modules

• Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics BSc (F590) 3 years • Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics MPhys (F592) 4 years • Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics with a Year in the USA MPhys (F591) 4 years • Physics with a Foundation Year (F305) 4 years

• Atomic and Nuclear Physics • Mathematical Techniques and Differential Equations • Multimedia for Astronomy, Astrophysics and Planetary Science • The Multiwavelength Universe and Exoplanets • Optics and Electromagnetism • Physics Lab • Quantum Physics • Spacecraft Design and Operations

Stage 1 Core modules • Astrophysics, Space Science and Modern Physics • Computing Skills • Disasters • Mathematics • Physics • Physics Lab • Skills for Physicists

Stage 3 Core modules • • • • • • • •

Image Processing Numerical and Computational Method Physics Group Project Physics Project Laboratory Relativity, Optics and Maxwell’s Equations Stars, Galaxies and the Universe The Sun, the Earth and Mars Thermal and Statistical Physics

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Computer Science p69 Computer Systems Engineering p71 Physics p159 Physics with Astrophysics p159

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Stage 4 (MPhys only)

Teaching and assessment

Core modules

Teaching is by lecture, laboratory sessions, and project and console classes. You have approximately nine lectures a week, plus one day of practical work. In addition, you have reading and coursework and practical reports to prepare. In the MPhys final year, you work with a member of staff on an experimental or computing project.

• • • •

Particles and Quantum Physics Physics Research Project Rocketry and Human Spaceflight Space Astronomy and Solar System Science

Plus, depending on your chosen degree programme: • Physical Science Research Planning • The Sun, the Earth and Mars.

A year abroad You spend a year in the USA between Stages 2 and 4, studying equivalent courses to those you take at Kent. Our partner universities include the Pennsylvania State University, several campuses of the University of California and the University of Indiana in Bloomington. If you take this course, you pay a reduced (50%) fee to Kent during your year abroad. You do not need to pay fees at the host university.

Foundation year

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Location Canterbury.

Award BSc (Hons), MPhys (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels Assessment is by written examination at the end of each year, plus continuous assessment of written coursework. Practical work is examined by continuous assessment. If you take the year in the USA, this counts towards your final degree assessment.

Careers Our students go into areas such as research and development, technical management, computing, software design, the media and teaching. Many also go on to postgraduate study. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

The Physics foundation year is for students who lack the qualifications needed for direct entry onto Stage 1 of the degree programmes. It comprises lectures and practical classes, is taught entirely on the Canterbury campus and successfully caters for students with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. You apply for the Physics with a Foundation Year course (F305), but successfully completing the foundation year guarantees you entry onto any of the Physics or Astronomy degree programmes.

F590, F591, F592: ABB at A level, including Mathematics grade B and Physics grade B, IB Diploma 33 points inc 5 in HL Physics or 6 in SL Physics and 5 in HL Mathematics or 6 in SL Mathematics (not Mathematics Studies), or IB Diploma with 15 points at Higher inc 5 in HL Physics or 6 in SL Physics and 5 in HL Mathematics or 6 in SL Mathematics (not Mathematics Studies). F305: on an individual basis.

Required subjects A level Mathematics and Physics at a combination of grades BB.

Year abroad See left.

Professional recognition Degrees recognised by the Institute of Physics.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Physics and Astronomy at Kent was ranked 1st in the UK for overall student satisfaction in The Times Good University Guide 2012.


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AUTISM STUDIES

The Autism Act and the Autism Strategy produced by the Department of Health highlight the need for appropriate training for those who work with people on the autism spectrum. This programme, taught at the Tizard Centre (a leading centre for teaching, research and service provision in intellectual/developmental disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders), offers a qualification that delivers the knowledge and skills required to support people with autism in a range of different situations. It is designed specifically for students who provide home, community and school-based services, and is therefore flexible, combining distance learning with intensive workshop-based teaching and workbased learning. The majority of the Foundation Degree is completed by distance learning, usually over two years. The Foundation Degree focuses on understanding and supporting children and adults with autism spectrum conditions and their families. It combines web-based guided study and discussions with work-based learning, allowing substantial flexibility and a very practical approach. The BSc adds a third year involving work-based learning and campus-based workshops focusing on Applied Behaviour Analysis.

“Autism is now more widely recognised as a condition affecting a large number of children and adults. It is essential that those involved in their support fully understand the nature and impact of the condition and the kinds of approaches and adaptations that are likely to be helpful.” Dr Julie Beadle-Brown Course Convenor

Programmes

Stage 2

Single honours

You take five Stage 2 modules.

• Autism Studies (L514) 3 years • FdSc Autism Studies (L515) 2 years

Stage 1 You take five modules at Stage 1 – two 15-credit modules and three 30-credit modules. • • • • •

Academic Development (15 credits) Case Study Assessment (30 credits) Intervention Part 1 (30 credits) Introduction to the Autism Spectrum (15 credits) Introduction to Supporting People on the Autism Spectrum (30 credits)

Apart from the Academic Development module, which is taught at the Canterbury campus, these modules are completed by distance learning.

Not sure? How about...

• • • •

Case Study Assessment (30 credits) Essay Assignment (15 credits) Intervention Part 2 (30 credits) Theoretical and Diagnostic Approaches (15 credits) • Work-based Learning (30 credits) These modules are completed by distance learning or in the workplace.

Stage 3 At Stage 3, students on the Autism programmes join those on the more general Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities programme to complete the five Stage 3 modules on Applied Behaviour Analysis. • • • • •

Concepts of Applied Behaviour Analysis Developing and Implementing Interventions Observation and Analysis of Behaviour Values, Ethics and Professional Practice Work-based Learning in Applied Behaviour Analysis

• Health and Social Care p115 • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities p126 • Social Policy p171 • Social Sciences p173

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Location Canterbury.

Award FdSc or BSc.

Programme type Full-time, mainly distance learning (Years 1 and 2); workshops and work-based learning (Year 3).

Typical offer levels CCD at A level. Some experience of working with people with autism is recommended. Mature students who do not hold appropriate qualifications can apply, but will need to demonstrate that they have the skills/ experience to study at degree level. References will be required. Students will be either in employment supporting children or adults with autism, a family carer of a child or adult with autism or be able to arrange a placement for the second and third year of the course.

Required subjects None.

Application to practice

Application to practice

Careers/progression routes

See left.

In the second and third year of the programmes, you complete a work-based learning module that requires you to be working with children or adults with autism. You can either do this as part of your normal job role (including as a family carer) or as a placement which you organise yourself.

This course provides students with both academic and practical knowledge to help them provide better support to children and adults on the autism spectrum. The third year of the BSc provides people with the teaching that they need to apply for accreditation as a board certified associate behaviour analyst (BCABA).

Further information

Teaching and assessment

Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

These programmes are taught through a mixture of campus-based sessions, web-based materials, guided reading, web-based discussions and practical exercises and placements. Some of the modules are assessed by a one-hour web-based exam and a short assignment; the remaining modules are assessed by written assignments only. Students draw on material from different modules to complete the case study assignments.

DID YOU KNOW? One in 100 people have an autism spectrum condition.


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BIOCHEMISTRY

Biochemistry deals with the way living organisms function at the molecular level. This covers a vast variety of life forms, ranging from comparatively simple viruses and bacteria to mammals like ourselves. Biochemistry will have a major impact on many of the problems that face mankind today, particularly in the areas of medicine, agriculture and the environment. The School of Biosciences provides a stimulating, research-led environment for teaching and learning, encouraging you to achieve your full academic and personal potential. Biosciences has been rated one of the top schools in the country by our students. Our innovative approach to teaching has been recognised by the award of a National Teaching Fellowship to one of our staff for the development of our final-year science communication projects. Our facilities are excellent and include a recent £1 million refurbishment of our teaching laboratories. Our research is at the cutting edge in areas such as cancer, infectious and genetic diseases, protein science and cell biology, all of which feeds into our teaching. Biochemistry offers both a Sandwich Year and the opportunity to study for a year in mainland Europe, the USA or Malaysia. Also, if you achieve grades of AAB or above at A level and continue to achieve at this level in Stages 1 and 2, the School guarantees you a paid eight-week Research Studentship in the summer vacation of your second year.

“I did a ten-week research project in the labs on campus. It was an amazing opportunity and I really enjoyed it. I got to practise experimental techniques that I will need for the future, as well as gaining hands-on experience of what research work entails.”

Degree programmes

Stage 2

Single honours

You take six core modules (90 credits) and two optional modules (30 credits).

• Biochemistry (C700) 3 years • Biochemistry with a Sandwich Year (C702) 4 years • Biology with a Foundation Year (C101) 4 years

International programme • Biochemistry with a Year Abroad (C703) 4 years

Stage 1 You take eight core modules (120 credits)

Suzanna Hopkins Biochemistry

• • • • • • •

Chemistry for Biologists B (double module) Enzymes and Introduction to Metabolism Genetics and Evolution Human Physiology and Disease Introduction to Biochemistry Molecular and Cellular Biology Skills for Bioscientists

Core modules • • • • • •

Gene Expression and its Control Infection and Immunity Metabolic Regulation Metabolism and Disease Physiology Skills for Bioscientists 2

Options Two of the following: • Animal Form and Function • Microbial Physiology and Genetics • Pharmacology • Plant Physiology and Adaptation.

Stage 3 You take five core modules (75 credits), a research project (30 credits) and one optional module.

Core modules

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Biological Anthropology p51 Biology p53 Biomedical Science p55 Pharmacy p155

• • • • • •

Advanced Enzymology Biological Membranes Cell Communication Protein Structure and Function Research Project (double module) Skills for Biochemists

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www.kent.ac.uk/bio

Options

Teaching and assessment

One of the following: • Advanced Immunology • The Cell Cycle • Integrated Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Teaching includes lectures, laboratory classes, workshops, problem-solving sessions and tutorials.

Sandwich Year/Year Abroad Biochemistry offers the possibility of doing a oneyear placement away from the University between Stages 2 and 3. Sandwich placements provide an excellent opportunity to gain relevant work experience, usually in the pharmaceutical industry or a research institute. These placements can be in the UK or abroad. The Year Abroad programme is an opportunity to study at a different university in mainland Europe, the USA or Malaysia. We offer support and advice during the application process, and keep in touch with you during your year away from Kent.

Foundation year If your grades or subjects studied do not qualify you for direct entry, you may be able to take a fouryear degree with a foundation year in biological sciences.

Location Canterbury.

Award Modules are usually assessed by a combination of continuous assessment and exams. Exams take place at the end of the academic year and count for 50% or more of the module mark. The Sandwich Year is assessed by a presentation and written reports, and contributes 10% to the overall mark.

Careers Our students are highly successful after graduation. We have established excellent links with employers through both our research work and our sandwich year programme, and those who take this option find it enhances their employment prospects even further. Our emphasis on analytical thinking, problem-solving and laboratory skills is very attractive to a wide range of employers. Recently, our graduates have gone into researchbased jobs in academic, government, industrial and medical labs; teaching; scientific publishing and marketing; or information technology. Many of our graduates also go on to further study at MSc or PhD level. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

BSc (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB–BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points overall inc 5 in HL Chemistry and Biology or 6 in SL Chemistry and Biology plus 4 in Mathematics, or IB Diploma with 15 points at Higher inc 5 in HL Chemistry and Biology or 6 in SL Chemistry and Biology plus 4 in Mathematics.

Required subjects A level grade B in Chemistry and B in either Biology or Human Biology. GCSE Mathematics grade C. Students without appropriate foreign language ability will not be able to study in Germany or France.

Sandwich Year/Year Abroad See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Biochemistry at Kent was ranked 9th in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2011.


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BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY Biological anthropology focuses on the study of human evolution and adaptation. Biological anthropologists are particularly interested in investigating why variation arose and how it is maintained, as well as trying to explain how people are adapted to the environments in which they live. They study the human fossil and stone tool record, primate behaviour, human material culture and the development of modern human behaviour in evolutionary and comparative perspective. Typical questions that interest biological anthropologists could be: why do people have different skin colours or facial shapes? Does the environment affect fertility? What are the best ways to assess childhood malnutrition? When and how did humans evolve? What does chimpanzee aggression say about human violence? How much can you really tell about a person from their skeleton? Why is sex fun? Biological anthropology is not often studied at school, but if you have taken biology or psychology you may have already covered many of the basic principles that biological anthropologists use in their work. Biological anthropology is not offered as a stand-alone degree at many universities, and Kent offers a fantastic opportunity to study the subject in great detail.

“I have always been interested in human biological sciences, but hadn’t considered anthropology until I was looking through Kent’s prospectus. The minute I read the page on Biological Anthropology, I knew it was a course for me. The thought of studying human evolution and adaptation is very exciting.”

Degree programmes

Options

Single honours

• The Anthropology of Eating: From the Raw to the Cooked • The Anthropology of Health, Illness and Medicine • Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology • Evolution of Hominin Behaviour • Evolution of Human Diversity • Evolutionary Genetics and Conservation • Forensic Archaeology • Forensic DNA Analysis • Forensic Science in Criminal Trials • History of Evolutionary Thought • Human Ecology • Human Osteology • Medicinal Plants, Traditional Healing and Drug Discovery • Paleopathology • The Politics of Progress: Science and Social Change, 1815-1895 • Primate Behaviour and Ecology • Sex, Evolution and Human Nature

• Biological Anthropology (L620) 3 years • Biological Anthropology with a Year in the USA (L622) 4 years

Stage 1 Core modules • • • •

Foundations of Human Culture Introduction to Social Anthropology Skills for Anthropology and Conservation Thinkers and Theories: An Introduction to the History and Development of Anthropology

Recommended: Justyna Miszkiewicz Biological Anthropology

• Animals, People and Plants • Fundamental Human Biology Or • Human Physiology and Disease

Stage 2/3 Core modules

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Anthropology p39 Wildlife Conservation p75 Medical Anthropology p147 Social Anthropology p169

• Biological Anthropology: Comparative Perspectives • Biological Anthropology: The Human Animal • Methodology in Anthropological Science • Project in Anthropological Science

A year abroad You spend a year between Stages 2 and 3 taking courses in biological anthropology at a university in the USA.

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Teaching and assessment In each module, all students take part in lectures and seminars. Most modules also involve a great deal of individual study using the library and, where relevant, the laboratories and computerbased learning packages. On average, you have four hours of lectures and six hours of seminars and/or lab sessions each week. For the Project in Anthropological Science, you receive regular oneto-one supervision. The School of Anthropology and Conservation has dedicated teaching and research laboratories. The teaching lab has a completely integrated audiovisual system, providing cutting-edge lectures and is primarily used by BSc students. You also have access to an excellent fossil cast collection with more than 50 casts of extant and extinct primates and hominins, including an entire Homo erectus skeleton. We are associated with the nearby Quex Museum, which has one of the largest collections of primate skeletal material in the world, to which our undergraduates have access; the biological anthropology research laboratory houses the Powell-Cotton collection of human skeletal remains, which provides you with material for hands-on learning and research. We have links with Howletts and Port Lympne wild animal parks, providing opportunities for students to conduct projects with non-human primates. We also have dedicated computing facilities within the School, in addition to the general University IT provision.

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Many of the core modules have an end-of-year examination that accounts for 50% to 100% of your final mark for that module. The remaining percentage comes from practical or coursework marks. However, others, such as the Project in Anthropological Science and Human Osteology, are assessed entirely on coursework. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks and, where appropriate, the marks from your year abroad, count towards your final degree result.

Careers Studying biological anthropology gives you an exciting range of career opportunities. We work with you to help direct your module choices to the career paths you are considering. Through your studies, you learn how to work independently, to analyse complex data and to present your work with clarity and flair.

Location Canterbury.

Award BSc (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part time.

Typical offer levels L620: Standard offer of AAB at A Level including A level Science (Biology preferred), or Psychology at B with flexible offers from BBB, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 17 points at Higher inc 4 in Mathematics and 4 in Science. L622: AAB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points with 4 in Mathematics or IB Diploma with 17 points at Higher inc 4 in Mathematics and 5 in HL Science or 6 in SL Science.

Required subjects Our graduates have gone on to become professional biological anthropologists, science journalists, museum curators, forensic scientists, rescue archaeologists, or work in non-government organisations, development agencies like the World Health Organisation, Primate Conservation, business and the Civil Service

L620, L622: GCSE English Language (IB equivalent) and Mathematics grade C. We also consider students with alternative qualifications. A level science or psychology at grade B.

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Further information

Year abroad See p51. Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 6th in the UK for Anthropology graduate employment prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2012 and 8th for student satisfaction in TheTimes Good University Guide 2012.


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BIOLOGY

Biology influences our everyday lives, and is at the forefront of social change, for example, in human cloning, stem-cell research, genetically-modified organisms, the human genome project, humanity’s effect on the environment, and the potential risks of some foods. It investigates, describes and analyses the structures and functions of living organisms and their interactions with the environment. Biosciences has been rated one of the top schools in the country by its students. Our innovative approach to teaching has been recognised by the award of a National Teaching Fellowship to one of our staff for the development of our final-year science communications projects. The facilities within the School of Biosciences are excellent and include a recent £1 million refurbishment of the teaching laboratories. Biology offers both a Sandwich Year option and the opportunity to study abroad for a year. There is also the possibility of gaining extra experience by working in one of our own research labs. If you achieve AAB or greater at A level, you are guaranteed a paid Research Studentship in the summer vacation after your second year, as long as you continue to achieve good grades in your studies at Kent.

“I was looking for a course that covered a broad spectrum of topics, and the Biology course offered at Kent is full of variety. The course also allowed me to take modules outside of biosciences, such as psychology and anthropology, to broaden my field of knowledge.” Hannah Shute Biology

Degree programmes Single honours • Biology (C103) 3 years • Biology with a Sandwich Year (C105) 4 years • Biology with a Foundation Year (C101) 4 years

Microbial Physiology and Genetics Physiology Plant Physiology and Genetics Skills for Bioscientists 2

Stage 3

• Biology with a Year Abroad (C106) 4 years

You take three core modules (45 credits), a research project (30 credits) and three optional modules (45 credits).

Stage 1

Core modules

International programme

You take the following eight core modules (120 credits).

Core modules • • • • • • • •

Biodiversity Chemistry for Biologists A Enzymes and Introduction to Metabolism Genetics and Evolution Human Physiology and Disease Introduction to Biochemistry Molecular and Cellular Biology Skills for Bioscientists

Not sure? How about...

Stage 2

• • • •

You take the following eight core modules (120 credits).

Biochemistry p49 Biological Anthropology p51 Biomedical Science p55 Pharmacy p155

• • • •

• • • •

• • • •

The Cell Cycle Microbial Physiology and Genetics 2 Research Project (double module) Skills for Biologists

Options Three from: • Advanced Immunology • Biological Anthropology: Comparative Perspectives • Biological Anthropology: the Human Animal • Biological Membranes • Cell Communication • Classification of Living Organisms • Integrated Endocrinology and Metabolism • New Enterprise Start-up • Pathogens and Pathogenicity.

Animal Form and Function Cell Biology Gene Expression and its Control Infection and Immunity

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Sandwich Year/Year Abroad Biology offers the possibility of doing a one-year placement away from the University between Stages 2 and 3. Sandwich placements provide an excellent opportunity to gain relevant work experience in industry or research institutes either in the UK or abroad. The Year Abroad programme is an opportunity to study at a university in mainland Europe, the USA or Malaysia. We offer support and advice during the application process, and keep in touch with you during your year away from Kent.

Foundation year If your grades or subjects studied do not qualify you for direct entry, you may be able to take a fouryear degree with a foundation year in biological sciences.

www.kent.ac.uk/bio

The Sandwich Year is assessed by presentations and written reports, and contributes 10% to the overall mark.

Location Canterbury.

Award

Careers

BSc (Hons).

Our students are in high demand after graduation. Our emphasis on laboratory skills and the teaching of biology at a molecular level allows students to successfully compete for graduate training positions and research-based employment. Also, the analytical and problem solving skills we teach can be used in a wide range of exciting careers outside of science. Recently, our graduates have gone into government agencies, consultancies, non-government organisations, teaching, scientific publishing, marketing, information technology, research or further vocational training.

Programme type

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB–BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 5 in HL Biology or 6 in SL Biology and 4 in Mathematics, or IB Diploma with 15 points at Higher inc 5 in HL Biology or 6 in SL Biology and 4 in Mathematics.

Required subjects A level Biology or Human Biology at grade B. GCSE Mathematics grade C. Students without appropriate foreign language ability will not be able to study in Germany or France.

Teaching and assessment

Sandwich Year/Year Abroad

Teaching includes lectures, laboratory classes, workshops, problem-solving sessions and tutorials.

Further information

Modules are usually assessed by a combination of continuous assessment and end-of-year exams. Exams take place at the end of the academic year and count for 50% or more of the module mark.

See left. Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? The School of Biosciences at Kent was ranked 8th in the UK for employability by The Guardian University Guide 2012.


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BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

Are you interested in a career in the health services, in a pharmaceutical company or in medical research? Would you like to explore the biochemical processes that occur in the human body, and particularly diseases like cancer or the response to infection? Are you intrigued to learn how medicines are discovered and how they work? The School of Biosciences provides a stimulating, supportive research-led environment for teaching and learning, encouraging you to achieve your full academic and personal potential. We have excellent links with the local NHS trust, and with the pharmaceutical industry, and professionals from both of these important sectors teach on our programme. The Biomedical Science degree programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). Alternatively, you can take a non-accredited route, which allows more flexibility in module choice. Both pathways include the opportunity to spend a year in industry or the NHS. There is also the option to gain extra experience by working in one of our own research labs. If you achieve AAB or greater at A level, you are guaranteed a paid Research Studentship in the summer after your second year, as long as you continue to achieve good grades at University.

• • • •

Microbial Physiology and Genetics Pharmacology Physiology Skills for Biomedical Scientists 2

“As a Biomedical Science student at Kent, you are always taught by cream-of-the-crop academics and professors. These people not only teach, but carry out research too so they really know their stuff. Their enthusiasm for the subjects they teach can be contagious!”

Degree programmes

Stage 1

Two from the following: • Cell Biology • Gene Expression and its Control • Introduction to Laboratory Medicine A* • Introduction to Laboratory Medicine B* • Medicinal Chemistry • Metabolic Regulation.

Tim Dalessandri Biomedical Science

You take eight core modules (120 credits).

*Required for the accredited programme.

Single honours • Biomedical Science (B940) 3 years • Biomedical Science with a Sandwich Year (B942) 4 years • Biology with a Foundation Year (C101) 4 years

International Programme • Biomedical Science with a Year Abroad (B943) 4 years

• • • • • • •

Chemistry for Biologists B (double module) Enzymes and Introduction to Metabolism Genetics and Evolution Human Physiology and Disease Introduction to Biochemistry Molecular and Cellular Biology Skills for Bioscientists

Stage 2 Not sure? How about... • • • •

Biochemistry p49 Biological Anthropology p51 Biology p53 Pharmacy p155

You take six core modules (90 credits) plus two optional modules (30 credits).

Options

Stage 3 You take four compulsory modules (60 credits), a research project (30 credits) and two optional modules (30 credits).

Core modules • • • • •

Advanced Immunology Integrated Endocrinology and Metabolism Pathogens and Pathogenicity Research Project (double module) Skills for Biomedical Scientists

Core modules • Infection and Immunity • Metabolism and Disease

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www.kent.ac.uk/bio

Options

Teaching and assessment

Two from the following: • Biological Membranes • Cell Communication • Haematology and Blood Transfusion* • Laboratory Medicine C* • Protein Structure and Function.

Teaching includes lectures, laboratory classes, workshops, problem-solving sessions and tutorials.

* Required for the accredited programme.

The Year Abroad programme is an opportunity to study in at a university in mainland Europe, the USA or Malaysia. We offer support and advice during the application process, and keep in touch with you during your year away from Kent.

Foundation year If your grades or subjects studied do not qualify you for direct entry, you may be able to take a fouryear degree with a foundation year in biological sciences.

Canterbury.

Award Modules are usually assessed by a combination of continuous assessment and exams. Exams take place at the end of the academic year and count for 50% or more of the module mark. The Sandwich Year is assessed by presentation and written reports, and contributes 10% to the overall mark.

Sandwich Year/Year Abroad Biomedical Science offers the possibility of doing a one-year placement away from the University between Stages 2 and 3. Sandwich placements provide an excellent opportunity to gain relevant work experience, usually in the pharmaceutical industry, the NHS or research institute. Placements can either be in the UK or abroad.

Location

Careers The employment record of our students is excellent. We ensure that our students get extensive laboratory experience, working both independently and as part of a team, which gives them the confidence they need to excel in the workplace. We have established excellent links with employers through our sandwich year programme and those who take this option find it enhances their career prospects. Our recent graduates have gone on to careers including: health care in the NHS; medical research based in academic, government, industrial and medical labs; biotechnology; teaching; industry and commerce; scientific publishing and marketing; information technology. Many are doing postgraduate study. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? Biomedical Science at Kent was ranked 11th in the UK for Overall Student Satisfaction in the 2011 National Student Survey.

BSc (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB–BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 5 in HL Biology or 6 in SL Biology and 4 in Mathematics, or IB Diploma with 15 points at Higher inc 5 in HL Biology or 6 in SL Biology and 4 in Mathematics.

Required subjects A level Biology or Human Biology at grade B. GCSE Mathematics grade C.

Sandwich Year/Year Abroad See left.

Professional recognition The Biomedical Science degree programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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Student profile

LINA MIKALIUNAITE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE WITH A YEAR IN INDUSTRY How is your course going?

What do you think of the facilities?

I’m enjoying it and feel much more confident after my sandwich year, studying malaria with a research laboratory in Thailand. Not only did I gain useful work experience, but I now know what I want to do after this course – continue studying infectious disease to PhD level.

It’s really convenient because it’s all based on one campus – you can go out with your friends, buy food, all the essential things, without going off campus.

How would you describe your lecturers? We have several guest lecturers who work in the field – in, for example, hospitals – which is great because you get a better idea of what the work is like.

What sort of support have you had? I got a lot of help when I was applying to go to Thailand. The Careers Centre looked over my CV and the International Office talked to me about the climate and culture. I also got the chance to participate in Kent alumni events in Bangkok.

Have you any advice for other potential students? If you think that the course will be something you enjoy, go for it. It may be hard but if you enjoy it, you will find a way to motivate yourself. I decided to take a Sandwich Year and worked in a lab, I would encourage people to do a placement because it gives you experience, not only in the field, but as a person. I have no doubt that my placement will enhance my employability after I graduate.


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Student profile

ARIUNTUYA MYAGMARGARIG BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION What attracted you to Kent? In the university league tables, Kent was number one for student satisfaction in London and the South East. I also loved the fact that Canterbury was such an international environment – I come from Mongolia and my family live in Poland – with so much history.

How’s your course going? I am very happy that I chose this course. I enjoy business modules like strategic management and international business. I’m not so keen on computing, but it extends my knowledge and I’ve learnt things that will stay with me forever. I’ve taken part in a few business challenges that have been like mini-work experiences; dealing with real-life problems and finding solutions. In my first year, we did the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Business Challenge

and my team got through to the UK finals. I’ve also helped with start-up companies, including a clothing line, through Student Enterprise. Over the last two summers, I have worked for a Polish import/export company, handling their international transactions.

What are your tutors and fellow students like? Most of the tutors are very charismatic, giving us both theoretical knowledge and examples from their experience as managers. The other students are absolutely fantastic. In the first few days, I thought I would be homesick, but I have met so many people like me from different cultures and backgrounds.

What do you want to do next? I’d like to have my own consultancy, but I might do a Master’s degree first to enhance my qualifications.


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Canterbury

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Management and business are in the top ten subjects for degree course choices as they combine excellent academic training with good career prospects. The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree gives you the academic foundation you need for a career in business or management. The programme equips you with the fundamental skills and knowledge essential for managing the key areas of organisations: accounting, human resource management, quantitative methods, marketing, strategy and operations management. In addition, it gives you the choice of following specialist options, such as entrepreneurship and diversity, or spending a year working in industry. Kent Business School students and staff come from a great variety of backgrounds and nationalities, which leads to a multicultural learning environment with a supportive and flexible approach to teaching.

“I definitely picked the right course; it’s working towards where I’d like to be in life. I want to go into the advertising or marketing sector and this course will definitely give me the right skills to pursue that goal.” Nicholas West Business Administration

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP)

Stage 1

Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60%, including passing all components with no resits, guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

• • • • • • • •

Degree programmes Single honours • Business Administration (N222) 3 years • Business Administration with a Year in Industry (N224) 4 years • Business Administration (Marketing) (N225) 3 years • Business Administration (Marketing) with a Year in Industry (N225) 4 years

Joint honours Business Administration and...

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Accounting & Finance p28 Business Information Technology p124 Business & Management p61 International Business p129

• Computing (GNL2) • Computing with a Year in Industry (GNK2) • Economics (LN11 (Business Economics)) 3 years • Law (MN12) 3 years • English Language and Linguistics 3 years (QN32) • French (NR21) 4 years • German (NR22) 4 years • Hispanic Studies (NR24) 4 years • Italian (NR23) 4 years • Philosophy (VN52) 3 years

Core modules Business Skills Computing for Business and Accounting Financial Accounting, Reporting and Analysis The Global Business Environment Introduction to Statistics for Business Introduction to Management Introduction to Marketing Microeconomics for Business

Stage 2 Core modules • Accounting for Management Control and Decision-Making • Managing Human Resources in Contemporary Organisations • Managing People • Marketing Strategy • Operations Management • Strategy Analysis and Tools Plus two options.

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www.kent.ac.uk/kbs

Stage 3

Teaching and assessment

Core modules

In a typical week, you spend six to eight hours in lectures, and four or five hours in classes, group discussion and seminars. Modules also involve individual study and sessions in the computer laboratories. In your final year, you take at least one project module, including the possibility of a 30-credit business/management project on a topic of your choice. Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and exams.

• • • •

Contemporary Management Challenges Corporate and Business Strategy Service Management Strategic Human Resource Management

Options You take 30 credits of options in Stage 2 and 60 credits of options in Stage 3. • Business/Management Project • Business-to-Business Marketing • Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management • Diversity in Organisations • E-Commerce and Business • E-Marketing • Enterprise • Employment Relations • International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management • International Marketing • Law of the Workplace • Marketing Communications • Marketing Research • New Enterprise Start-up • Psychology of the Workplace • Simulation Modelling • Spreadsheet Modelling for Operational Research • Techniques and Methods in Management Science You can take up to 30 credits drawn from modules offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences, or in applied computing or European languages.

Careers Kent Business School equips you with the skills you need to build a successful career. Through your studies, you acquire communication skills, the ability to work in a team and independently, and the ability to express your opinions persuasively and with passion. Through modules on entrepreneurship such as our New Enterprise Start-up module, we give you the confidence and the expertise you need to start your own business and, through our varied contacts in the business world, we give you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as part of your degree. Our BBA graduates work in a variety of careers in management, business analytics, marketing, website management, recruitment and business development for companies such as Hays Consulting, Juniper Networks, Hewlett-Packard, IBM or Microsoft. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

A year in industry You can spend a year working in industry between Stages 2 and 3. Kent Business School has a Placement Officer who can offer advice and guidance.

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 5th in the UK for Business and Management graduate employment prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2012.

Location Canterbury.

Award BBA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 4 in Mathematics or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 4 in Mathematics. Joint honours: AAB-ABB at A level.

Required subjects GCSE Mathematics grade C.

Year in industry See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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Medway

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT Business and management is regularly one of the top ten most popular degree subjects, as it combines excellent academic training with good career prospects. Studying business at the University of Kent at Medway gives you an understanding of the modern world of business that will greatly enhance your opportunities for employment. The programme includes a year in industry. The course teaches you the theories, methodologies and applications of academic knowledge relevant to the business world. In addition, it provides you with a wide range of opportunities to develop your business skills, learning how to analyse a wide range of business problems and policies and provide solutions to them or make recommendations about them. Kent Business School has an international reputation and good links with local businesses.

“One of the advantages of studying at Kent is the range of modules the course offers – from Financial and Management Accounting to Employment Relations. Not only are these interesting subjects but the modules also provide skills and knowledge that can be used in a variety of career paths.” Cilla Thompson Business Studies with a Year in Industry

Degree programmes

Stage 2/3

Single honours

Core modules

• Business & Management with a Year in Industry (N104:K) 4 years • Business & Management (Tourism) (N1N8:K) 3 years • Business & Management (Tourism) with a Year in Industry (N1NV:K) 4 years

• • • • • • •

Stage 1 Core modules • • • • • • • •

Business Skills Financial Accounting 1(a) Management Accounting 1 The Global Business Environment Introduction to Management Introduction to Marketing Microeconomics for Business Quantitative Methods for Business and Accounting

Option • Introduction to Tourism

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Accounting & Finance p28 Business Administration p59 Business Information Technology p124 International Business p129

Business Management Project Corporate and Business Strategy Macroeconomics Managing HR in Contemporary Organisations Managing People Marketing Strategy Strategy Analysis and Tools

Options There is a range of options available at Stages 2 and 3, enabling you to specialise in areas such as marketing, human resource management, tourism, and accounting and finance.

A year in industry The Business & Management programme has a compulsory year in industry, or a work placement, which reflects the applied nature of the course. You spend a year between Stages 2 and 3 working in full-time employment and earning a salary. Kent Business School offers advice on getting a placement and promotes you to the business community through our business engagement activities.

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Placement opportunities are listed on the Kent Business School website, but you are encouraged to explore all routes to find a placement opportunity that suits you. Some opportunities are local, others require you to travel or even live abroad for a year. The placement allows you to experience first-hand many of the issues you will have addressed on your programme and to use the tools, techniques and applications in a real business setting. It will become a vital component of your CV and combining your university business-related degree with a period of full-time employment will give you an advantage over other graduates. A successful placement will also benefit you when you start applying for jobs in your final year at university, as having completed applications and undertaken interviews for your placement year, you will already have experience of the job search process. You will be more polished, confident and business ‘savvy’ when it comes to the real thing. You may already have been guaranteed a ‘fasttrack’ interview with the company you worked for and, in some cases, you may even be made a firm job offer. Additionally, having been out in the corporate world, you will be better prepared for your final year at Kent Business School, where you will be able to integrate many of your experiences into the programme. For many, the work placement means an improvement in their final grade, which can help them move on to postgraduate study in the future.

www.kent.ac.uk/kbs

Teaching and assessment We use a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, case study analysis, group projects and presentations, and computer-based packages.

Location Medway.

Award BA (Hons).

You have approximately 12 hours of class time per week, and regular access to a personal tutor for advice on any matter concerning your studies or your performance on the course. Assessment is by a mixture of coursework and end-of-module examinations, with the examinations normally counting for up to 60% of the marks for each module.

Careers Kent Business School equips you with the skills you need to build a successful career. Through your studies, you acquire communication skills, the ability to work in a team and independently, and the ability to express your opinions persuasively and with passion. We have a wide range of contacts in the business world, which gives you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as part of your degree. Our Business & Management graduates go on to hold junior management positions in a wide range of businesses in the private, public and charity sectors in the UK and overseas. These companies include Enterprise Cars, Waitrose, Toys R Us, IBM, Hewlett Packard and many more. For further information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 4th in the UK for Business Studies in The Complete University Guide 2012 and 5th for Business and Management graduate prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2012.

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 4 in Mathematics or IB Diploma with 15 points at Higher inc 4 in Mathematics.

Required subjects GCSE Mathematics grade C.

Year in industry See p61.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


www.kent.ac.uk/kbs

Canterbury

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BUSINESS (TOP-UP)

The University of Kent’s top-up programme offers you the chance to attain an honours degree after one full academic year of university study, once you have gained an HND or foundation degree with a compatible syllabus in Business or other business-related discipline. The programme begins in early September with a two-week Study Skills module, then gives you a wide choice of specialist options open to students taking the Business Administration (BBA) degree. This allows you to increase your in-depth knowledge of subjects you have already studied, or to widen your knowledge base to reflect your interests and career aims. Kent Business School students and staff come from a wide variety of backgrounds and nationalities, which leads to a multicultural learning environment with a supportive and flexible approach to teaching.

Location Canterbury.

Award

Programme

Teaching and assessment

• BA (Hons) Business (top-up) (N107)

In a typical week, you spend six to eight hours in lectures, and four or five hours in classes, group discussion and seminars. Modules also involve individual study and sessions in the computer laboratories. Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and exams.

BA (Hons).

Modules

Programme type

Core modules

Full-time.

Offer levels Merit profile in HND in Business, Foundation Degree in Business or other business-related discipline at a UK higher/further education establishment (or equivalent). You must also attend and complete the requirements of the Study Skills module in early September prior to starting the main course.

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk

• Business/Management Project • Strategic Management • Study Skills

Options • • • • • • • • •

E-Commerce and Business E-Marketing Enterprise International Business Management of Human Resources Marketing Analysis New Enterprise Start-up Operations and Service Management Techniques and Methods in Management Science

Careers/progression routes Our graduates go on to work in a variety of careers in: accounts, management, sales, personnel, programme analysis, website management, marketing, recruitment and administration. Employers include: the London Stock Exchange, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays International and the Bank of New York.


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CLASSICAL & ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES The great strength of Classical & Archaeological Studies is the hugely interesting and varied range of subjects it includes – literature, mythology, drama, archaeology, art and architecture, history, languages and philosophy – and the way they all connect in the study of ancient civilisations, including those of Egypt, Greece and the Roman Empire. At Kent, you can do elements from all these areas inside one programme if you want to, or you can follow a more specialised pathway, in literature, history or archaeology. You also have the opportunity to learn Latin or Ancient Greek, which are taught at beginners, intermediate and advanced level. Much of European civilisation grew out of the classical world so it is not surprising that it is still highly relevant today. Canterbury, as a late Iron Age settlement, a Romano-British city, an Anglo-Saxon town, and a centre of early Christianity, is a good base for studying different cultures, with visits to local sites and museums as well as London museums and opportunities for archaeological fieldwork both locally and further afield.

“I loved the Roman and Medieval Artefacts module. It was practical so you actually get to work with real artefacts. This was really exciting, especially once you thought about where the artefact had been and who used it. It really gets your imagination going!” Esmee van der Heijden Classical & Archaeological Studies

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Ancient History p37 Anthropology p39 History p119 Philosophy p157

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP)

Stage 1

Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 50%, including 60% in academic skills development, guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

• Academic Practice • The Civilisations of Greece and Rome • Introduction to Archaeology

Core modules

Options

Degree programmes Single honours • Classical & Archaeological Studies (QV84) 3 years

Joint honours These are some of the more popular joint honours degrees. For other combinations, see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246.

• • • • • •

Beginners’ Greek Beginners’ Latin Classical Mythology: Themes and Approaches Introduction to Aegean Archaeology Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology Roman Emperors and Biography: From Caligula to Domitian

Plus some modules drawn from a wide range across the University.

In association with the School of History, we also offer a single honours programme in History and Archaeological Studies (VV14), and in collaboration with the School of Anthropology and Conservation, a joint honours programme in Archaeology and Anthropology (QL86).

Stage 2/3

Classical & Archaeological Studies and...

Classical Literature and Culture

• • • • • •

Comparative Literature (QQ28) 3 years Drama (QW84) 3 years English and American Literature (QQ38) 3 years Film Studies (QW86) 3 years History & Philosophy of Art (VQ38) 3 years Philosophy (QV85) 3 years

Options You must take 180 credits within the subject. The modules below are a sample of a wider range available.

• • • •

Epic to Romance Greek and Roman Comedy Hellenistic Literature and Culture Literature and Cultural Identity of the Imperial Period: Being Greek, Syrian, Jewish, Egyptian under Rome


www.kent.ac.uk/secl/classics

• • • •

Love, Sex and Society in Greece and Rome Myth into Tragedy Storytelling in Antiquity Virgil’s Aeneid

Ancient History • Archaic Greece and Persia • The Crisis of the Roman Republic • Early Greece and the Formation of the Classical World • Egypt and the Classical World • Graeco-Roman Egypt • Greece: City State to World Empire • Greek and Roman Medicine • The Hellenistic World: History and Material Culture • Hieroglyphs without Mystery • History of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Domitian • History of the Roman Empire from Trajan to Constantine • King and Court of Achaemenid Persia • The Reign of Darius I • The Rise and Fall of Athens • Roman Britain • The Roman Family: From Birth to Old Age • Rome: The Imperial Republic

Archaeology • Archaeological Fieldwork Methods and Techniques • Archaeological Project • Archaeology and Topography of Athens • Archaeology of Belief, Cult and Ritual • The Archaeology of Death • Archaeology of the Romans in the West • Barbarians in the West and the Late Antique Tradition 400-700 AD • Everyday Life in the Roman Empire • Foundations of Britain: The Archaeology of the 1st Millennium BC • Gods, Heroes and Mystery Cults: Religion in Ancient Greece • Greek Art and Architecture • Heads, Heroes and Horses: In Search of the Ancient Celts • Late Antique Archaeology: The Mediterranean from Constantine to Muhammad • Minoan Art and Architecture • Origins of the Medieval City • Roman and Medieval Artefacts • Roman Art and Architecture

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A year abroad You spend a year studying in Europe if you are taking joint honours with a modern language. There is also the opportunity to spend a year in Hong Kong, or a term in Ghent (Belgium) or in Calgary (Canada).

Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Teaching and assessment All modules have a weekly seminar, and most also have weekly lectures. Archaeology modules sometimes include museum and site visits. We encourage students to take part in excavations and surveys with staff and associated institutions, and student bursaries are available to support this. Assessment at all stages varies from 100% coursework to a combination of examination and coursework.

Typical offer levels Single honours: ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher. Joint honours: AAB/ABB/BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 15/16 points at Higher.

Required subjects None, although Classical Studies, Classical Civilisation or Archaeology A level grade B where taken.

Year abroad

Careers

See left.

Studying on the Classical & Archaeological Studies programme, you gain key transferable skills such as the ability to analyse and summarise complex information, to manage and organise your time, and to express your opinion persuasively and with sensitivity, skills that will leave you well placed to embark on a graduate career.

Further information

Possible careers include archaeology, the heritage industry, museums, business, journalism, Civil Service, computing, media, librarianship, teaching, further academic study, general ‘arts degree’ employment requiring literacy and versatility.

Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 4th in the UK for Archaeology in the 2011 National Student Survey, with 97% of students saying they were satisfied with the quality of their course.


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COMPARATIVE LITERATURE Our modules in Comparative Literature cover literature from the classics to the modern age. We investigate literary movements such as Romanticism, Realism, Modernism and Postmodernism, and also how and why literary forms have evolved in different cultures and linguistic traditions. For example: what makes a tragedy by Sophocles so different from one written by Shakespeare? How has the genre of science fiction developed across Europe? What are the similarities and differences between a novel by Jane Austen and one by Goethe? Why has the tale survived as a literary form from ancient times to the present day? You do not need to be able to read a foreign language to take a Comparative Literature degree as we study translations into English of a great range of major literature from other countries alongside literature originally written in English.

“I love the eclectic variety of books and extracts studied over each module and I have been able to widen my literary knowledge from extremely established authors to less wellknown books. Deep analysis of each book opens your mind up to new ideas and portrayals. It has made me look at literature in a whole new light.” Holly Middlemiss Comparative Literature

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Cultural Studies p83 English and American Literature p98 European Studies p102 Film Studies p104

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP)

Stage 1

Passing the Kent IFP guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

• The Tale

Degree programmes Single honours • Comparative Literature (Q200) 3 years • Comparative Literature with a Year Abroad (Q302) 4 years

Joint honours These are some of the more popular joint honours degrees. For other combinations, see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246.

Core module

Plus 30 credits from the following: • Childhood and Adolescence in Modern Fiction • Freedom and Oppression in Modern Literature • Guilt and Redemption in Modern Literature • Introduction to Contemporary European and Hispanic Cinema • Introduction to Literature and Science • Literature and Nationhood • Post-War European Cinemas • The Romantic Movement in Europe • Science Fiction.

Options Comparative Literature and... • Classical & Archaeological Studies (QQ28) 3 years • Drama (QW24) 3 years • English and American Literature (QQF3) 3 years • Film Studies (WQ62) 3 years • French (RQ12) 4 years • History (QV21) 3 years • Philosophy (VQ52) 3 years • Religious Studies (VQ62) 3 years

You have a choice of modules drawn from the wide range offered by the Faculty of Humanities.


www.kent.ac.uk/secl/complit

Stage 2/3

A year abroad

Core module

The Year Abroad programmes offer you a unique opportunity to experience cultural diversity first hand, to develop intercultural competence and to benefit from exposure to different approaches to the study of comparative literature. Destinations are in various European countries, Hong Kong and in North America. A foreign language is not required as the teaching language is English, but tuition in the language of the host country will be offered if possible and it is recommended that you take advantage of your stay abroad to learn and/or practise a foreign language.

• The Text

Options • The Book and the Film • Creatures of the Night: Vampires in Literature and Film • The Epic: From Homer to Walcott • European Realism • Fiction and Power • From Dada to Kafka: The European Avant-Garde and Modernism • Jewish Writing from the Diaspora and Israel • Literature and Fundamentalism • Magical Realism • Marriage, Adultery and Divorce in 19th and Early 20th-Century Fiction • The Novella • Postmodernism • Prize Winners • Reason and Passion in 18th-Century European Fiction • Romance: Classical to Postmodern Literature • Science Fiction • The Shoah in Literature, Film and Culture • Spectacles of State: Literature, Politics and the Visual Imagination • Tragedy • Travel Writing • Writing the Body: Women Writers and Gender

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Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels Single honours: ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher. Joint honours: ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher.

Required subjects

Teaching and assessment For most modules, you have one two-hour seminar per week. The Final-Year Dissertation is based entirely on your private research but is supervised by a tutor and includes workshops and the chance to participate in an undergraduate conference. Assessment varies from 100% coursework to a combination of examination and coursework, usually in the ratio 50:50 or 40:60.

Careers Studying Comparative Literature you learn to think critically, develop the skills of close reading and effective communication, and gain confidence and experience in expressing your ideas. These key transferable skills are essential for graduates as they move into the job market. Recently, our graduates have gone into careers such as teaching, publishing, marketing, radio, journalism, television and film, the Civil Service, advertising, graphic design and copywriting. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? Comparative Literature at Kent was ranked 1st in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2011.

A level English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B where taken.

Year abroad See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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Student profile

SIMON BLACK COMPUTER SCIENCE WITH A YEAR IN INDUSTRY Why did you choose to study at Kent? I was initially attracted by the University’s excellent year in industry programme. I was very impressed by the amount of industry contacts and organisation.

How would you describe your lecturers? All the lecturers have a vast amount of knowledge and are leading heads in their areas. They are passionate about what they teach, which makes the lectures much more interesting.

How did you find the year in industry? I spent a year in the Netherlands working for pharmaceutical company, Genzyme. I worked with several vendors and got the chance to go to the main headquarters in Boston, USA. This was an amazing experience and has given me a vast amount of business and technical skills. Living abroad has

also allowed me to grow as a person and make many new friends.

What sort of things do you do in your spare time? I am a keen badminton player and, this year, was elected president of the University club. I also enjoy swimming, squash and tennis, which all have excellent University clubs.

What kind of career do you hope to follow after university? My year in industry allowed me to try out many different kinds of jobs and to narrow down the field I wish to go into. I would like to become a software analyst because I have enjoyed interacting with business customers, converting their requirements into a system.


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COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer Science is an exciting and rapidly developing subject that offers excellent employment prospects and well-paid careers. At the University of Kent, we teach you the fundamentals of computer science as well as giving you the opportunity to choose from a broad range of options in areas such as computer security and cryptography, mobile computing and parallel computing. Our degree programme can be studied as the Computer Science general degree, where a subject focus is decided during the course of your study, or as a themed degree, such as Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), where a specific focus is decided at the time of enrolment and named in the degree title. Well over half our students choose to do a year in industry. This gives you work experience, a salary and the possibility of a job with the same company after graduation. The Kent IT Clinic option offers the opportunity to learn how to become an IT Consultant by providing computing support to local businesses while earning credit towards your degree. The School of Computing is an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence for programming education, with 95% of our research judged to be of international quality. The School is also home to two National Teaching Fellows, authors of widely used textbooks and award-winning Java teaching systems such as BlueJ and Greenfoot.

“The course is taught well at Kent. They do not just teach you how to use one programming language, but the theory behind what you’re doing so you can carry the knowledge to other programming languages.” Alex Alferovs Computer Science with a Year in Industry

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Computer Systems Engineering p71 Computing – Joint Honours p73 Multimedia Technology and Design p149 Web Computing p193

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP)

Stage 1

Passing the computer science pathway of the Kent IFP guarantees you entry onto the first year of all single honours degree programmes.

You take eight 15-credit core modules which are likely to cover the following topics: the foundations of computing, computer systems, networking and programming.

Degree programmes

Stage 2

Single honours

You take eight 15-credit core modules which are likely to cover the following topics: advanced programming, algorithms, databases, software engineering, consultancy, concurrency, operating systems and networking.

• Computer Science (G400) 3 years • Computer Science with a Year in Industry (G404) 4 years • Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) (G4G7) 3 years • Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) with a Year in Industry (G4GR) 4 years • Computer Science (Consultancy) (G403) 3 years • Computer Science (Consultancy) with a Year in Industry (G406) 4 years • Computer Science (Networks) (G421) 3 years • Computer Science (Networks) with a Year in Industry (G420) 4 years

Stage 3 Core module • Computing Project or Consultancy Further modules are chosen from a range, covering: computational intelligence, computing education, future computing, IT consultancy, security, and programming languages and systems.

Please note that the undergraduate provision is currently subject to a complete review. Details of the precise structure of all programmes will be shown on our website: www.cs.kent.ac.uk

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A year in industry

Careers

There are year in industry options on all our programmes. The School of Computing’s dedicated Placement Team help you to find a placement, and support you during the year. Students go to a wide range of companies including IBM and Intel, or overseas to employers in locations including Amsterdam, Hong Kong and the USA.

Those students who choose to take the year in industry option find the practical experience they gain gives them a real advantage in the graduate job market. In addition, the Kent IT Clinic gives you the opportunity to take on consultancy work for local companies, giving you real-world experience and earning credits towards your academic studies. Our high graduate employment rate speaks for itself, with recent graduates going on to work at Accenture, BT, Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Intel, Lilly, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, Thomson Reuters, Siemens and T-Mobile.

Teaching and assessment Most modules run for a single 12-week term, and are usually a combination of lectures, seminars, private study and practical sessions. Assessment is by a combination of coursework and end-of-year examination and details are shown in the module outlines on the web. Project modules are assessed wholly by coursework.

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Location Canterbury.

Award BSc (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level in any subject, IB Diploma 33 points overall or 16 points at Higher Level. BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction, Distinction, Merit overall. Direct entry to Stage 2: typically, Distinction at HND level.

Required subjects GCSE Mathematics grade C or in IB Diploma 5 in Mathematics or 6 in Mathematics Studies.

Year in industry See left.

Professional recognition G400, G404, G4G7, G4GR: These programmes have full Chartered IT Professional (CITP) accreditation from the British Computer Society (BCS). G403, G406, G421, G420: Full accreditation has been applied for.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Two of our computing students who graduated in 2009 are earning ÂŁ50,000 per year working for investment banks.


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Canterbury

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING The range of uses for computers is increasing all the time – from smart phones and games consoles to aircraft flight control systems, super computers and global telecommunications. This programme develops the skills and expertise needed to design computer systems, covering up-to-date detailed knowledge of computer hardware and software including electronics, communications systems and interface technologies. We base our courses on leading-edge research, which is vital in a field that advances at such a fast pace. Our courses are designed with strong industrial input and therefore students graduate with excellent career prospects. The School of Engineering and Digital Arts has always scored well in the National Student Survey, coming top three times in the last six years. We recently celebrated 25 years’ continuous accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

“My industrial placement was with an engineering company in the automotive industry. They treated you as an employee rather than a student and it was a great opportunity to work with engineers in different disciplines.” Owolabi Saromi Computer Systems Engineering with a Year in Industry

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the electronics pathway of the Kent IFP, with an overall mark of 60% or over, guarantees you entry onto the first year of these programmes.

Degree programmes Single honours • Computer Systems Engineering BEng (H618) 3 years • Computer Systems Engineering MEng (H613) 4 years • Computer Systems Engineering including a Foundation Year (H614) 4 years • Computer Systems Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng (H615) 4 years • Computer Systems Engineering with a Year in Industry MEng (H617) 5 years

Stage 1 You take eight modules worth 15 credits each – 120 credits overall.

Not sure? How about... • Electronic and Communications Engineering p93 • Multimedia Technology and Design p149 • Web Computing p193

Core modules • • • • • • • •

Computer Systems Digital Technologies Engineering Mathematics Engineering Analysis Introduction to Electronics Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming Robotics Project Web Applications

Stage 2 You take eight 15-credit modules.

Core modules • • • • • •

Computer Interfacing Digital Implementation Digital Signal Processing Further Object-Oriented Programming Image Analysis and Applications Electronic Instrumentation and Measurement Systems • Microcomputer Engineering • Operating Systems and Architecture

Stage 3 You take three 15-credit core modules, one 45credit core project module and a choice of two 15-credit options.

Core modules • • • • •

Digital Communications Digital Control Embedded Computer Systems Project Product Development

Options One from: • Computer Security and Cryptography • Digital Systems Design.

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Stage 4 MEng only • • • • • •

Business Strategy Communication Networks (optional) Computer and Reconfigurable Architectures DSP and Digital TV (optional) Embedded Real-Time Operating Systems Fundamentals of Image Analysis and Biometrics (optional) • Systems Group Project

Stage 1 modules are assessed by coursework and examination at the end of the year. Stage 2 and 3 modules, with the exception of the final-year project, are assessed by a combination of coursework and examination. All years include project work to replicate industrial practice and develop skills to maximise employability.

Careers

Students on the Year in Industry degree spend a year working in industry between Stages 2 and 3. We have an Industrial Placement Officer who will help you apply for placements. The School has excellent industrial links, providing students with many placement opportunities.

If you choose to take our Year in Industry programme, you will gain practical work experience, while assessing possible future career options and making contacts in the industry. In addition to the technical skills you acquire on this programme, you also gain key transferable skills including the ability to present complex material in an accessible way, the ability to work independently and in a team, and the confidence to develop your own ideas.

This programme is for students who do not have the qualifications needed for direct entry to Stage 1 of our degree programmes. It covers electronics, computing, physics and mathematics. If you successfully complete the foundation year, you can go on to take either the Computer Systems Engineering programmes mentioned above or Electronics and Communications Engineering (see p93).

Teaching and assessment Teaching includes lectures, coursework and laboratory assignments, examples classes where you develop your problem-solving skills and regular staff ‘surgeries’. Practical work is carried out in airconditioned laboratories, with state-of-the-art equipment and outstanding IT infrastructure.

Location Canterbury.

Award BEng (Hons), MEng.

Programme type Full-time.

The year in industry is assessed by a written report and an interview that together count as 10% of your overall degree result.

A year in industry

Foundation year

www.eda.kent.ac.uk

Recently, our graduates have gone into the design of electronic and computer systems, software engineering, real-time industrial control systems and computer communications networks, in companies including BAE Systems, RAF, CISCO and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (MOD). Others have opted for further postgraduate study; for example, the MSc in Information Security and Biometrics or Embedded Systems and Instrumentation. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Typical offer levels BEng: BBB at A level, including Mathematics, IB Diploma 33 points inc 5 in SL Mathematics and a science subject, or IB Diploma with 15 points at Higher inc 5 in standard Mathematics and a science subject (not Mathematics Studies); DDM in BTEC National Diploma, including Further Mathematics for Technicians module. MEng: ABB at A level, including Mathematics, IB Diploma 33 points inc 6 in SL Mathematics and a science subject, or IB Diploma with 15 points at Higher inc 6 in standard Mathematics and a science subject (not Mathematics Studies); DDD in BTEC National Diploma, including distinction in Further Mathematics for Technicians module. Foundation year: DDD at A level, IB 24 points. GCSE Mathematics and a science subject at grade C. Direct entry to Stage 2 available to suitably qualified students.

Required subjects See above.

Year in industry Available in all programmes, see left.

Professional recognition Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Kent was ranked 1st for overall student satisfaction in the 2012 editions of The Complete University Guide, The Guardian University Guide and The Times Good University Guide.


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Canterbury

COMPUTING – JOINT HONOURS Graduates who can offer employers a thorough understanding of the application of computing to business situations, in addition to expertise in another specialism, are in great demand. This degree lets you combine the subject of computing with another of your own choosing. Optional subjects include business administration, philosophy, film studies, languages and many others. These courses focus on the practical application of computers rather than the more theoretical aspects of computer science. You can choose to spend either a half or a quarter of your time studying computing – the remainder is spent studying your other subject. Many students choose to do a year in industry. This gives you work experience, a salary and the possibility of a job with the same company after graduation. The Kent IT Clinic option offers the opportunity to learn how to become an IT Consultant by providing computing support to local businesses while earning credit towards your degree. The School of Computing is an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence for programming education, with 95% of our research judged to be of international quality. The School is also home to two National Teaching Fellows, authors of widely used textbooks and award-winning Java teaching systems such as BlueJ and Greenfoot.

“I feel the year in industry has given me a head start when looking for a job. The year profoundly affected the way I am tackling my final year and I believe that, when applying for a job, I will have a better understanding of what to look for and how best to approach employers.”

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the Kent IFP at the standard required by the academic school administering your main degree programme, guarantees you entry onto the first year of these degree programmes.

Degree programmes Joint honours Below are some of the more popular joint honours degrees. For other combinations, see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246.

Computing as a major subject Mansoor Shar Computer Science with a Year in Industry

You spend approximately half your time studying Computing on these courses. Computing and… • Business Administration (GNL2) 3 years • Business Administration with a Year in Industry (GNK2) 4 years

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Computer Science p69 Computer Systems Engineering p71 Information Technology p124 Web Computing p193

Joint degrees are also offered by other Schools, combining Computing and...

• History (VG14) 3 years • Italian (RG34) 4 years • Philosophy (VG54) 3 years

Computing as a subsidiary subject On these courses (titled ‘... with Computing’), you spend less than half of your time studying Computing. • Economics (L1G4) 3 years • Social Policy (L4G4) 3 years Please note that the undergraduate provision is currently subject to a complete review. Details of the precise structure of all programmes will be shown on our website: www.cs.kent.ac.uk

Stage 1 You take four 15-credit modules which are likely to cover at least some of the following topics: the foundations of computing, computer systems, networking and programming. Plus other required modules for your joint honours subject.

• Classical & Archaeological Studies (QG84) 3 years • English & American Literature (QG34) 3 years • Film Studies (WG64) 3 years • French (RG14) 4 years • German (RG24) 4 years • Hispanic Studies (GR44) 4 years

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Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons), BSc (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB-BBB at A level, depending on other subject, IB Diploma with 33 points overall or 15/16 points at Higher Level.

Required subjects None beyond those needed for your joint subject.

Year in industry See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Stage 2

Teaching and assessment

You take four 15-credit modules which are likely to cover at least some of the following topics: advanced programming, algorithms, databases, software engineering, consultancy, concurrency, operating systems and networking.

Most modules run for a single 12-week term, and usually include a combination of lectures, seminars, private study and practical sessions. Assessment is by a combination of coursework and end-of-year examination and details are shown in the module outlines on the web. Project modules are assessed wholly by coursework.

Plus other required modules for your joint honours subject.

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

Careers Stage 3 Core module • Computing Project or Consultancy Further modules are chosen from a range, covering computational intelligence, computing education, future computing, IT consultancy, security and programming languages and systems. Plus other required modules for your joint honours subject.

A year in industry There is an option on some of our joint honours programmes to spend a year working in industry between Stages 2 and 3. Our dedicated Placement Team can help you find a placement and support you during the year. Our students go to a wide range of companies, including IBM, Intel and Thomson Reuters or overseas to employers in locations including Amsterdam, Hong Kong and the USA.

Those students who choose to take a year in industry option, find the practical experience they gain gives them a real advantage in the graduate job market. In addition, the Kent IT Clinic gives you the opportunity to take on consultancy work for local companies, giving you real-world experience alongside your academic studies. Our high graduate employment rate speaks for itself, with recent graduates going on to work at Accenture, BT, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Intel, KCC, Lilly, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, Thomson Reuters and T-Mobile. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? Computer Science was ranked 7th in the UK for graduate employment prospects in The Sunday Times University Guide 2012.


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Canterbury

CONSERVATION

The Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) in the School of Anthropology and Conservation at Kent is a leading international research and training centre dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems around the world. DICE was founded in 1989 with a clear mission: to break down the barriers between the natural and social sciences in order to inform progressive approaches to conservation. That’s why we are in a School that also includes anthropology. One component of DICE’s work is to train a new, interdisciplinary generation of conservationists who think innovatively about the challenges that lie ahead. As undergraduates, you are part of a dynamic and growing community of conservationists whose work spans all major regions of the world. DICE offers two undergraduate programmes: a BSc programme in Wildlife Conservation and a BA in Environmental Studies (see p100). The BSc in Wildlife Conservation provides comprehensive training in natural science aspects of conservation (including genetics, ecology, wildlife management and species reintroductions) together with training in the human dimensions of conservation (for example, environmental economics, international biodiversity regulation, the politics of climate change and work with rural communities). The programme includes a significant lab and field-based component. Additionally, there is an opportunity to conduct a research project at home or abroad at the end of the second year. Recent locations include South Africa, Russia and the Peruvian Amazon.

“The highlight in the first year was the field survey training. Although we were working, it was like a bonus – a reminder of what we’d been learning about actually out in the field, doing things like small mammal trapping and bird surveying.”

Degree programme

Stage 2/3

• Wildlife Conservation (CD14) 3 years

Core modules

Jim Labisko Wildlife Conservation

• Biodiversity • Environmental Issues: Social Science Approaches • The Green Planet • Skills for Anthropology and Conservation

• Conceptual Frameworks in Conservation Science • Conservation Social Science • Conservation Biology: Methods and Research Design • Contemporary Conservation Science • GIS/Advanced Techniques in Conservation Ecology • Research Project (30 credits)

Options

Options

There is a wide range of optional modules, including the following: • Animals, People and Plants • Skills for Wildlife Conservation and Management • Surveying and Monitoring for Biodiversity.

There is a range of modules available including: • Climate Change and Conservation • Global Biodiversity • Human Wildlife Conflict • International Biodiversity Regulation • Landscape Ecology • Practical Guiding and Interpretation • Primate Behaviour and Ecology • Species Conservation • Wildlife Management.

Stage 1 Core modules

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Anthropology p39 Biological Anthropology p51 Environmental Studies p100 Social Anthropology p169

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Teaching and assessment

Careers

In addition to lectures, there are laboratory practicals and we incorporate field trips. You also have an opportunity to conduct a field-based research thesis in your final year. This gives you practical experience of developing a research proposal and research questions, finding appropriate methods, conducting research, analysing and interpreting results, writing up a full research project and giving an oral presentation. We offer you the opportunity to conduct your research project either in the UK or abroad – for example, many students have taken part in the annual expedition to the Peruvian Amazon, one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth.

The conservation and environmental sector is an expanding area for employment opportunities. Wildlife Conservation graduates go into many kinds of work, ranging from technical posts involving ecological surveying, habitat management and species conservation to work with local people through environmental education and community extension to jobs in planning and policy. Potential employers include local, regional and national UK government departments, voluntary organisations and the private sector, as well as international conservation and environmental organisations. Many also go on to postgraduate studies.

Most modules are assessed by 50% coursework and 50% unseen exam. Some modules are assessed only by coursework, which takes a variety of forms, including essays, short answer tests, laboratory reports, individual and team projects, field reports, commentaries, management plans and statistical analyses.

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Location Canterbury.

Award BSc (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points overall OR 16 points at Higher, inc HL English A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or SL English A1/A2/B at 5/6/6.

Required subjects A level natural science (eg, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography) grade B, IB Diploma Mathematics at 4 and HL Biology, Geography, Environmental Science or Chemistry at 5 or SL Biology, Geography, Environmental Science or Chemistry at 6. GCSE English Language and Mathematics grade C. In exceptional circumstances, we may consider promising candidates who do not have the formal entrance requirements but who have obtained several years’ relevant experience or other qualifications in the subject area.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Over 75% of DICE graduates are in paid employment or postgraduate study within six months of completing their degree. Nearly 60% of DICE graduates stay in the environmental sector.


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CREATIVE EVENTS: DESIGN AND PRODUCTION This unique degree introduces you to creative, practical and organisational approaches to devising a range of exciting live events from street performances to product launches; from installations to community celebrations. The programme helps you to find ways of making extraordinary acts of imagination come to life. During your degree, you might project images onto architecture; transform vacant buildings into realms of the strange; make processions with giant puppets; create a personalised rite of passage; or launch a ship. You learn and deploy many vocational approaches and skills, and develop teamworking methods, problem-solving strategies, and great communication skills. You will also come to understand what these spectacles and experiences contribute to our culture and our public life; you will investigate their contexts and effects. We have dedicated design, production and presentation facilities in a number of converted period buildings on the Chatham Historic Dockyard. These include an equipped AV theatre, a state-of-the-art lighting rig, design software on Intel iMacs and a construction/making space. We involve many professionals in delivering the course, ensuring that it is as current and relevant as possible.

“I particularly like the way the course is structured, with a heavy focus on teaching us the practical skills needed. We’ve been introduced to, and learn from, companies in the industry, which gives an extra dimension to the teaching.” Dave Moore Creative Events: Design and Production

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Art and Film p43 Drama and Theatre Studies p87 Fine Art p106 Visual and Performed Arts p189

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Degree programme

Teaching and assessment

Single honours

Much of the teaching is based around creative projects, supervised by a member of staff or industry practitioner, sometimes in a real-world context – that is, making an event for the public and a real client. During these projects, you learn creative and practical skills, as well as applying a more theoretical and academic analysis to your work. As the degree progresses, the projects offer you the flexibility to develop specialisms in specific aspects of design, production or technology.

• Creative Events: Design and Production (W900:K) 3 years

Stage 1 Core modules • Contexts and Case Studies in Creative Events • Realising the Creative Idea • Visual Communication

Stage 2 Core modules • Celebratory Performance and Street Arts • The Business of Event Production • The Brand Experience

Stage 3 Core modules • Installations and Interventions in the Public Realm • Independent Realised Project • Creative Event Dissertation or Project Pitch

Options Other modules are offered from our course module portfolio. Examples include: • Digital and Interactive Media in Live Events • Interpretive Environments • Lighting, Sound and Projection • Scenography.

Alongside the practical projects, you have seminars, lectures and research projects that cover aspects of the business, theory, marketing and funding of the work, as well as introducing the history, theory and context of a range of events. You are taught how to manage a project, how to assess the safety of the work, how to use computers to develop and sell your design, and how to use lighting and sound equipment. You learn how to understand the brief and the context, to make decisions appropriate to the project requirements, to effectively manage the production, and then to evaluate the end result.

The year in industry also gives you the opportunity to increase your contacts and network so that you can hit the ground running when you graduate. The year in industry is in addition to your standard undergraduate programme and normally falls between your second and final year. The year itself is assessed on a pass/fail basis through employer feedback and a written report that you submit.

Location Medway.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels Stage 1 entry: ABB-BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher. BTEC National Diploma Distinction, Distinction, Merit. Stage 2 entry: successful completion of a Certificate, ie 120 units of certificate-level (Stage 1 level) learning in a related area, subject to an interview.

Required subjects Entry is normally by interview and portfolio. We look for qualifications at A level grade B or equivalent in one or two of the following: Art & Design, Art, Design & Technology, Graphics, Media Studies, Performing Arts. For other types of qualification, please contact us to discuss your situation.

Assessment is through a wide range of methods: observation of your practical work, reports and essays, presentations, short ‘in-class’ tests, live events and projects. These are designed to ensure that you can find the best way to demonstrate your learning – making sure the assessment is right for the type of work, and ensuring that whatever your strengths and weaknesses, everyone has equal opportunity.

Year in industry

Careers

Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

Year in industry The School of Arts Year in Industry gives you an opportunity to gain relevant workplace experience as part of your programme of study. We have long recognised the benefits of taking a year abroad and the increased awareness and confidence the experience brings, and now want to offer these benefits to students within the workplace.

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Our programme gives you the confidence to pursue your own ideas and the ability to communicate those ideas effectively to others. We teach you how to work to tight deadlines and how to operate within high-pressure situations. Potential careers include: creative events design, celebratory arts worker (designing carnivals and similar events), party planner/wedding designer, designer of corporate events, brand events and launches, performance production or stage manager, designer of educational or heritage events, conference organiser, arts administrator, and culture/arts/tourism officer. Careers in advertising, design, performance, communications, and retail are also open to you. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 4th in the UK for graduate employment for Art and Design students in The Guardian University Guide 2012 and The Complete University Guide 2012.


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CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDIES Criminal Justice Studies looks at the key elements of contemporary crime policy: policing, the courts, punishment and prevention. The programme modules address many contemporary issues in criminal justice, including: poverty, hate crime, illegal drug use, restorative justice, the care of victims, community safety, domestic violence, political responses to crime, anti-social behaviour, penal policy, social justice and human rights. The degree contains four elements at Stage 1: criminology and criminal justice, social policy, sociology, and law. The Stage 2 and 3 modules build on these to reflect a more vocational approach, focusing on criminal law, community safety, youth justice, policing and crime prevention, and systems of punishment and social control, supplemented by options in the social sciences and/or law. The course runs at the Medway campus and is part of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research – one of the top schools in the country, staffed by highly rated and internationally recognised researchers.

“You learn so much, and not just about criminals and criminality. Criminal Justice Studies is a multi-faceted course as it brings so many topics together – you study law, sociology, social policy, criminology, and begin to understand more fully political ideologies, which have effects on policies and therefore wider society.” Charlotte Hill Criminal Justice Studies

Degree programmes

Stage 3

Single honours

You take two 30-credit compulsory modules, and choose 60 credits from the list of options.

• Criminal Justice Studies (M900:K) 3 years

Stage 1 You take five core modules.

• Crime, Punishment and Penal Policy • Dissertation

Core modules

Options

• • • • •

• • • • • • •

Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice Introduction to Sociology Legal Process for Criminal Justice Reading Law Social Problems and Social Policy

Stage 2 You take one 15-credit and two 30-credit compulsory modules, and choose 45 credits from the list of options.

Core modules

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Criminology p81 Law p139, p141 Social Policy p171 Sociology p178

Core modules

• Criminal Law • Issues in Criminal Justice • Research Methods in Sociology

Crime and Justice in Europe Drugs and the Criminal Justice System Politics of Criminal Justice Key Welfare Issues Prisons, Probation and Offender Rehabilitation Restorative Justice Women, Crime and Criminal Justice.

Teaching and assessment We use a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, case-study analysis, group projects and presentations and individual and group tutorials. Study groups are normally no more than 15-20 students and give you the opportunity to discuss a topic in detail.

Options • • • • • •

Forensic Psychology History of Police and Policing Principles and Practice of Social Policy Social Ethics Social Justice Practice Youth, Crime and Criminal Justice.

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Modules are usually assessed by a combination of coursework and written examinations. Some modules take the form of an extended dissertation or essay. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks count towards your final degree result.

Careers Through studying Criminal Justice Studies you acquire many of the transferable skills such as the ability to work independently and in a team, the ability to analyse and interpret complex information, and the confidence to present your arguments persuasively and with sensitivity, that are considered essential for a successful graduate career.

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Many career paths are open to you, including crime prevention, the probation service, the prison service, courts, the police, community safety, social services departments, and drug and alcohol services. Some of our students have gone on to postgraduate courses to become lawyers. Others have gone into postgraduate research or jobs with voluntary sector organisations. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Location Medway.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 15 points at Higher. BTEC National Diploma/Certificate with Distinction, Distinction, Merit. Successful completion of an Access course. University of Kent Certificate in Social Science. Mature students may be accepted on the basis of motivation and experience.

Required subjects None.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 7th in the UK for Social Policy and Administration graduate employment prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2012.


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CRIMINOLOGY

Crime and criminal justice are major social and political issues. Why do people commit crime? How much crime is committed? What causes crime rates to rise or fall? How should we deal with offenders? How can crime be effectively prevented? The number and variety of career opportunities related to crime control have increased in recent years. As well as the traditional criminal justice agencies such as the police, probation service and the prison service, there is an increasing demand for suitably qualified people in the voluntary, public and private sector. This degree is taught by staff with internationally recognised expertise in criminological theory and criminal justice policy, and research interests in criminological theory, cultural criminology, policing and security, imprisonment, racist violence, night time economies, terrorism, drug use, youth crime and female offenders. We work regularly with criminal justice agencies, and people from these agencies occasionally lecture on the course.

“I enjoyed the Criminal Justice in Modern Britain module because it was a really good introduction to other topics. In my final year, I’ve been able to choose modules I am interested in so I have focused on youth and crime, including rehabilitation of young offenders.” Agnes Aynsley Criminology and Sociology

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60%, including passing all components and achieving 60% in the academic skills module, guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme. For progression to Law and Criminology, you need a pass rate of 60% in the law module, if taken.

Degree programmes Joint honours Criminology can only be studied as a joint honours degree. Criminology and... • • • •

Cultural Studies (MV99) 3 years Law (MM19) 3 years Social Policy (LM49) 3 years Sociology (LM39) 3 years

Stage 1 Not sure? How about... • • • •

Anthropology p39 Criminal Justice Studies p79 Social Policy p171 Sociology p178

You take two 15-credit core modules, plus other required modules for your joint honours subject.

Core modules

Stage 2/3 You take two 30-credit core modules, plus other required modules for your joint honours subject.

Core modules • Criminal Justice in Modern Britain • Sociology of Crime and Deviance

Options You take four modules from the following list, plus other optional modules depending on your joint honours subject. • • • • • • • • • •

Crime, Media and Culture Dissertation Drugs, Culture and Control Forensic Psychology: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice Policing Punishment and the Penal System Sociological Perspectives to Violence Terrorism and Modern Society Youth and Crime

Please note: The programme is under review and may differ in certain details from the one outlined here.

• Introduction to Criminology • Crime, Culture and Control

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Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels MM19: AAB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 17 points at Higher. MV99, LM49, LM39: ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher.

Required subjects None. The School is committed to widening participation and has a long and successful tradition of admitting mature students. We welcome applications from students on accredited Access courses.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Studying in the USA

Careers

Students undertaking criminology joint degrees have the opportunity of spending the second term of their third year at San Diego State University in California as part of an international exchange programme. While at San Diego State, University of Kent criminology exchange students can select from a number of module options delivered by the well-respected School of Public Affairs, which offers courses in fields such as criminal justice and criminology, public affairs and administration, and urban and transborder studies.

Kent has strong links with local probation and youth justice agencies, police and social services, which means that you get the opportunity to meet leading practitioners in the field at guest lectures and seminars. Through your studies, you gain key skills including getting to grips with challenging ideas, working independently and in a team, and expressing your ideas to others.

Teaching and assessment Most modules involve a weekly lecture and small group seminar, each lasting an hour. On average, you have four lectures and four seminars a week if you are taking the degree full-time, or two of each if you are taking it part-time.

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

Recently, our graduates have gone into areas such as police forces, local authorities, criminal justice services, youth services, social services and the Crown Court, more general areas such as banks and financial services, or on to further study. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Most modules are assessed by coursework (50%) and written examinations (50%). Some modules take the form of an extended dissertation. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks count towards your final degree result.

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 7th in the UK for Social Policy and Administration graduate employment prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2011.


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CULTURAL STUDIES

What do we mean by ‘culture’ and why are its many forms so hotly contested today? Why is it so important to our sense of identity and belonging? How are the ‘culture wars’ of today, surrounding such things as free speech, drugs, food, censorship, secrecy, piracy and youth culture related to uses of old and new media and the rise of global capitalism? Do you think it matters how tradition and heritage are represented in the mass media or in museums? Do you think popular culture is much more than a form of entertainment? Do you ever think that the culture and lifestyle which means a lot to you is not taken seriously? It is often said that the world is changing more rapidly than at any other time in history, and the study of cultural transformation is key to achieving the ‘joined-up thinking’ society needs in the 21st century. Cultural Studies at Kent is a lively, innovative subject with distinctive perspectives on all forms of present day culture. We explore significant connections between popular culture, the arts and everyday life by crossing traditional social sciences/humanities boundaries. There are several opportunities for combined honours degrees with related subjects, including European languages, giving the opportunity of a year abroad. The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research is ranked highly in national surveys. We recently received the highest rating in the Government evaluation of university research. You are taught by leading academics in the field.

“If you are interested in people and society, and in particular the expressive elements that are so often delivered through culture, then no other degree is more fascinating.”

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP)

Alice Alden Cultural Studies graduate

Single honours

Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60%, including passing all components, guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

Degree programmes • Cultural Studies (V900) 3 years

Joint honours Cultural Studies and... • • • • • • • •

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Anthropology p39 Comparative Literature p66 Philosophy p157 Religious Studies p167

Modern Languages Criminology (MV99) 3 years Comparative Literature (QV29) 3 years Film Studies (VW96) 3 years Hispanic Studies (R400) 4 years History & Philosophy of Art (VV93) 3 years Philosophy (VV59) 3 years Social Anthropology (LV69) 3 years

Stage 1 Core modules • • • •

Contemporary Culture Modern Culture Sociology Thinking Sociologically

If you are taking joint honours, you do at least one required module from your joint honours subject.

Options Two further modules from a wide range of choices drawn from the list offered by the Faculties of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Stage 2/3 Core modules • • • •

Cultures of Embodiment Cultures of Secrecy Digital Cultures Popular Culture, Media and Society

Joint honours students take half of their modules from their joint honours subject.

Options There is a wide range of options to choose from, partly determined by the degree you register for. The list below represents just a few of them: • Aesthetics • The Body in Photography • Cinema and Society: Britain at War 1939-45 • Crime, Media and Culture • Dissertation in Cultural Studies • Drugs, Culture and Control • Fiction and Power 1917-89 • The Photograph • Religion and Film • Science Fiction. Please note: the optional modules forming part of the programme may differ from year to year.

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A year abroad

Careers

If you are taking a European language, as part of a joint degree, you spend a year between Stages 2 and 3 studying at a university in the country of your chosen language.

Cultural Studies provides a useful background for a wide range of careers. The skills you acquire, such as improved communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team and independently, the ability to analyse complex ideas and the confidence to offer your own innovative solutions, are all considered essential attributes by graduate employers. The programmes are especially good preparation for professional or postgraduate training in the media and cultural industries.

Teaching and assessment You normally have four hours of lectures and four hours of seminars per week; you can always consult the lecturers for individual advice outside of formal teaching. Additionally, a wide range of study skills sessions are available to all students throughout each year of study. Coursework is continuously assessed at Stage 1, and this is combined with the results of exams, in most modules. At Stage 2/3, modules are assessed by a combination of essays (50%) and exams (50%). All single honours students and some joint honours students also have the opportunity to do a final-year dissertation on a chosen subject, which counts as one module (and does not involve an exam).

Our graduates take up careers in advertising and design, journalism, broadcasting, teaching, arts administration, publishing, public relations, research, information services, leisure industry management, tourism and heritage, personnel, local government, and the organisation of social and community projects. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher. The Department is committed to widening participation and has a successful tradition of admitting mature students. We welcome applications from students on accredited Access courses.

Required subjects Required subjects: None. Preferred A/AS levels for all programmes include one or more of the following: Sociology, English, Media Studies, Philosophy, History, Geography, Politics, Film Studies, combined with any others. For Cultural Studies and German (RV29) a B or above in A level German or a modern European language other than English is required. For joint honours required subjects, see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246.

Year abroad See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Kent’s Gulbenkian Arts Centre is a major regional arts cinema and also hosts top comedy acts and leading theatre productions as well as staging student shows.


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DIGITAL ARTS

Digital technology has had a tremendous impact on all forms of communication in the 21st century. Using computers, visual artists can manipulate all forms of artefacts, whether video, photographic images, sound clips or text, to create exciting new experiences for audiences. Our course in Digital Arts offers you the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge in areas such as interaction design, web design, digital film-making, computer animation and special effects. Teaching in the School has been rated as excellent. The course is taught by a team of experts in communication, animation, film-making, photography and website design. We have a team of senior industrialists who meet regularly with staff to review our courses, and there is an option to spend a year working in industry.

“If you are fascinated by digital media and would like to experiment and create digital art, then our new Digital Arts programme is for you. Building on our Multimedia Technology and Design course, this programme offers a greater focus on creativity and design flair. We live in exciting times; join us on this exciting journey.” Ania Bobrowicz Course Director

Degree programmes

Stage 3

Single honours

You take three 15-credit core modules, a 60-credit project and then choose one 15-credit optional module.

• Digital Arts (W281) 3 years • Digital Arts with a Year in Industry (W282) 4 years

Stage 1 You take eight 15-credit core modules.

Core modules • • • •

3D Computer Animation Pipeline Final-Year Project Video Games Design Visual Effects and Compositing

Core modules • • • • • • • •

Digital Effects Digital Photography Digital Visual Narrative Graphic Design Introduction to Programming Moving Image Visual Communication Website Design

Stage 2

Options One from: • Design for Print • Managers and Organisations.

A year in industry Students on the Year in Industry degree spend a year working in a commercial environment between Stages 2 and 3. We have an Industrial Placement team who can offer help and advice.

You take two 15-credit and three 30-credit core modules.

Not sure? How about...

Core modules

• Drama and Multimedia p149 • Multimedia Technology and Design p149 • Web Computing p193

• • • • •

Digital Film-making Digital Portfolio Interaction Design Professional Practice Virtual Worlds and 3D Modelling

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Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher, DDM in BTEC National Diploma.

Required subjects GCSE Mathematics grade C.

Year in industry See p85.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk

Teaching and assessment

Careers

Most modules consist of a mix of lectures, seminars, studio work, computer sessions and private study. The workstations in our computer suites are equipped with current industry-standard software.

Studying on this new programme will not only equip you with an in-depth understanding of some of the most exciting technologies of the 21st century. It will also enable you to develop skills such as planning and organisation, leadership, and effective communication. If you are interested in setting up your own business, the Kent Enterprise Hub is there to offer help and advice.

All modules contain design and project work, and are continuously assessed. The specialist project at Stage 3 is assessed by a written report, a critique and, of course, the outcome of the project itself. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks count towards your degree result. The industrial placement year is assessed by a written report and an interview that together count as 10% of your overall degree result. Our students have 24-hour access to our extensive air-conditioned computer suites and are able to take advantage of dedicated photographic and production studios, with green-screen, motioncapture and 3D scanning facilities. Our Digital Media Hub provides a unique opportunity to work alongside industry on client-led projects.

Graduates will find careers in areas such as: web design, film, games design, animation and internet publishing. Some may wish to go onto postgraduate study, such as our MSc programmes in Computer Animation or Digital Visual Effects or an MA in Architectural Visualisation. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? We have a Digital Media Hub, where you can work with leading lights in the creative industries.

Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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Canterbury

DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES As a Kent Drama and Theatre Studies student, you can choose between a three-year BA (Hons) programme, our unique four-year MDrama degree and a range of joint honours options. We also offer you the opportunity to spend a year abroad or a year in industry. University of Kent drama students are taught by leading performance practitioners and lecturers from all around the world. Our range of industry-standard facilities include studios, performance spaces and workshops. There is a diverse array of exciting modules to choose from that incorporate a distinctive balance of practical and theoretical elements. This allows you to develop the skills and vision needed for employment in the creative industries and beyond. Consequently, our Drama and Theatre Studies courses are among the most popular in the country with strong National Student Survey results every year. Our four-year single honours MDrama degree is unique, and includes a ‘pre-professional’ year within a chosen specialism. The MDrama programme was praised as ‘innovative and leading in the field’ by the most recent external Periodic Review panel. We focus on theatre from traditional text-based theatre to innovative contemporary performance; from theatre management to community theatre. Close links with the professional industry are reflected in guest lectures and opportunities for placement learning.

“Alongside our studies, we have formed our own professional theatre company and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. Academic staff have come to all our work in progress, giving us advice and feedback, and the University has provided free rehearsal space. We have had a huge amount of support.” Will Aubrey-Jones Drama and Theatre Studies

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60%, including passing all components, guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

Degree programmes Single honours • Drama and Theatre Studies MDrama (W421) 4 years • Drama and Theatre Studies BA (W400) 3 years After being accepted onto the BA programme W400, you may apply for: • Drama and Theatre Studies with a Placement Year 4 years • Drama and Theatre Studies with a Year Abroad 4 years.

• • • • • •

French (RW14) 4 years German (RW24) 4 years Hispanic Studies (WR44) 4 years History (VW14) 3 years Multimedia (GW44) 3 years Philosophy (VW54) 3 years

Stage 1 • Modern Theatre (core for single and joint honours) • Theatre Skills (core for single honours) • Texts for Theatre (core for single honours, optional for joint honours) • Performance Skills (optional for joint honours) • Production (core for single honours)

Stage 2 Single honours students choose four and joint honours students choose two 30-credit modules from the list below.

Joint honours

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Creative Events: Design and Production p77 English and American Literature p98 Film Studies p104 Visual and Performed Arts p189

These are some of the more popular joint honours degrees. For other combinations, see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246. Drama and... • Classical & Archaeological Studies (QW84) 3 years • Comparative Literature (QW24) 3 years • English and American Literature (QW34) 3 years • Film Studies (WW46) 3 years

Options • • • • • • • •

Acting American Performance English Theatre: Restoration to Victorian European Naturalism European Theatre Explorations in Performance Greek Theatre Improvisation for Screen (BA single honours only)

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• Performance and Art: Intermediality from Wagner to the Virtual • Popular Performance • Physical Theatre 1 • Shakespeare’s Theatre • Site-specific Performance

Stage 3 Single honours students choose four and joint honours students choose two 30-credit modules from the list below.

Options • • • • • • • • • • • •

Applied Theatre Dance and Discourse Dissertation Option Independent Practical Project Introduction to Stand-up Performing Classical Texts Performing Lives Performance: The Seminar Places of Performance Physical Theatre 2 Scenography: Practice and Theory The Shakespeare Effect

Stage 4 (MDrama only) You take one of the following options as a year-long pre-professional specialism: • Applied Theatre • Contemporary Performance Practice • Creative Producing • Design for Performance • Directing • European Theatre (Research Specialism) • Physical Actor Training and Performance • Stand-up Comedy • Theatre Dramaturgy.

A year abroad/year in industry Single honours BA and three-year joint honours students can apply to spend a year or a term abroad studying at a university either in Europe or the USA. BA single honours students can also choose to spend a year in industry between their second and final year. The year in industry gives you the opportunity to increase your contacts and network so that you can hit the ground running when you graduate. The year itself is assessed on a pass/fail basis through employer feedback and a written report that you submit.

Teaching and assessment Teaching is through workshops, seminars, lectures and practical projects. Drama and Theatre modules are continuously assessed based on coursework, projects and presentations, performances, essays and dissertations.

Careers The Department has developed partnerships with some of the major players in theatre in the UK including: Battersea Arts Centre, the RSC and The Gate. Selected programmes offer you the opportunity to go on work placements which can lead to future full-time employment, while the range of modules we offer ensures you develop key skills such as planning and organisation, teamworking, adaptability and leadership. Past graduates have become theatre producers, actors, literary managers, journalists, authors, directors, performers, scriptwriters for television, stand-up comedians, casting agents, event managers, arts administrators, community theatre officers for local councils, drama teachers, and many have gone on to postgraduate study. We also support past students to set up companies and remain in Kent with the Graduate Theatre Scheme. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? In the National Student Survey 2011, 93% of Kent Drama and Theatre Studies students were satisfied with the quality of the teaching on their course.

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Location Canterbury.

Award MDrama (Hons), BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels Single honours: AAB-ABB at A level, BTEC DDM overall, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 17 points at Higher inc 6 in Theatre where taken. Joint honours: ABB-BBB at A level, BTEC DDM/DMM overall, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 15/16 points at Higher inc 6 in Theatre where taken.

Required subjects Single honours: A level Drama and Theatre Studies grade B if taken. Joint honours: see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246.

Year abroad/in industry See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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Student profile

CHARLOTTE WHITEHEAD DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES Why did you choose to study at Kent?

What do you think of the facilities on campus?

It’s the only university offering a four-year Master’s undergraduate course, including a pre-professional year. I think that it’s a good idea to gain experience and make contacts before you go out into the world.

I love the new Jarman Arts building – it has really good rehearsal spaces with high-quality facilities. I also like the food on campus – especially Dolche Vita, which does really good home-made food and is not too badly priced.

How is the course going?

What do you do in your spare time?

It’s great. Drama at Kent has a large range of modules – you’re spoilt for choice compared to other drama degrees. This year, I’m doing two of my favourite modules, applied theatre and cultural policies.

I’ve got a part-time job in Canterbury and I’ve just been asked to run drama sessions with the Oaks Nursery on campus. Otherwise, I enjoy socialising with my friends.

How would you describe your fellow students?

I’m still a bit undecided. I’d like to use drama and theatre to work with children, possibly going down the therapy route. Or, I’m interested in a job in television – my work experience with the BBC’s Hustle programme gave me a good idea of what that would be like.

As anywhere, you get a real mix of people – in drama, everyone is friendly, loud and interactive. I have made some really good friends.

What sort of career do you have in mind?


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ECONOMICS

Economics examines some of the profound issues in our life and times, including: economic growth and sustainable development, emerging market economies, financial and monetary crises, environmental and natural resource problems, international trade and aid to poor countries. When you study at Kent, you have the chance to learn about these issues from economists who are highly regarded within the profession for emphasising the practical application of economics in all of these arenas. Student satisfaction with our programmes is very high and we consistently appear in the top ten economics departments in the National Student Survey. Students particularly like the ability of staff to explain complex things, efficient assessment arrangements and marking, and the organisation and running of the course. The School has a strong international reputation for research in key areas of economics and was ranked 16th in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, where 75% of our submitted research was awarded a top rank of ‘internationally excellent’. Many staff advise government bodies including the UK’s Department of Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Department for International Development (DFID) and the European Commission. Staff also advise international organisations including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Central Bank (ECB), and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

“Education, Skills and Earnings is probably the module I have enjoyed the most so far. It has really enhanced my view of the importance of education and acquiring new skills. It is also a great insight into how much education can impact on your earnings in later life.” Chloe Utteridge Economics

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) The Kent IFP is open to overseas students who narrowly miss our Stage 1 entry tariff or who fail to meet the University’s English Language matriculation requirement. Passing the IFP with an overall average of 65%, including passing all components, and achieving 65% in the Mathematics and Economics modules, guarantees you entry onto the first year of these degree programmes.

Degree programmes Single honours • Economics (L100) 3 years • Economics with a Language (Spanish) (L1R4) 3 years • Economics with a Year in Industry (L102) 4 years • Economics with Computing (L1G4) 3 years • Economics with Econometrics (L141) 3 years • Financial Economics (L111) 3 years • Financial Economics with Econometrics (L142) 3 years

Joint honours

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Accounting & Finance p28 Business Administration p59 Mathematics and Statistics p145 Politics and International Relations p161

These are some of the more popular Economics options. For other combinations, see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246.

Economics and... • • • • •

Accounting & Finance (LN14) 3 years Business (LN11 (Business Economics)) 3 years Law (ML11) 3 years Politics (LL12) 3 years Sociology (LL13) 3 years

European programmes • • • •

European Economics (L171) 4 years European Economics (French) (L176) 4 years European Economics (German) (L174) 4 years European Economics (Spanish) (L177) 4 years

Stage 1 Core modules • • • •

Economics Mathematics for Economics and Business Statistics for Economics and Business Data Analysis for Economists (compulsory for single honours only.)

Plus any other compulsory modules for your chosen programme. For example, students on a European programme take language modules.

Options offered in Economics • The Contemporary European Economy • Strategy and Games And other optional modules drawn from a list available in the Faculty of Social Sciences.


www.kent.ac.uk/economics

Stage 2/3 Core modules • Macroeconomics • Microeconomics • Quantitative Economics (compulsory for single honours only) Plus other compulsory modules depending on your chosen programme.

Options Including, but not limited to: • Applied Economics Project • Development Economics • Dissertation • Econometrics 1: Foundations of Econometric Theory • Econometrics 2: Topics in Time Series • Economic Integration in the EU • Economics of Finance 1: Financial Markets and Instruments • Economics of Finance 2: Asset Pricing • Economics of Gender, Children and the Family • Education, Skills and Earnings • Extended Essay • Games for Economics and Business • Industrial Economics • International Finance • International Trade • Monetary Economics • Public Sector Economics. Plus other options depending on your chosen programme.

A year in industry/abroad You can spend a year working in industry with all of our undergraduate degrees, with the exception of the European Economics programmes. Alternatively, our European Economics programmes provide an opportunity to study at a partner university in France, Germany, Greece or Spain. The year out is between Stages 2 and 3. The School has a Placement Officer who can offer advice and guidance.

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Teaching and assessment All of our modules are taught by a combination of lectures and small group sessions, which include seminars, computing practicals, problem sets, debates and role-play games. On average, you have a total of 12-14 hours of lecture, seminar and other formal contact time per week. The School of Economics is committed to making sure that you leave Kent with much more than just a degree in Economics. We put great emphasis on the development of transferable skills, including numeracy, analytical problem solving, data analysis, and written and oral communication, as well as subject-specific skills for further study at postgraduate level. The modules are assessed by continuous assessment of coursework throughout the year and an end-of-year exam in the final term. A number of modules at each stage are assessed solely through coursework.

Careers Kent graduates have a high success rate in the graduate employment market, with past students going on to careers in accountancy, banking, finance, journalism, management consultancy and business. The range of modules available on the programme gives you the opportunity to tailor your degree to support your particular career choice, giving you a competitive edge in the employment market. Employers who have recruited our graduates in recent years include the Government Economic Service, Bank of England, the Financial Services Authority and PricewaterhouseCoopers. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? Economics at Kent was ranked 3rd in the UK for teaching excellence in The Sunday Times University Guide 2012 and 5th in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2011.

Location Canterbury.

Award BSc (Hons), BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 4 in Mathematics (5 in Mathematics Studies) or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 4 in Mathematics (5 in Mathematics Studies).

Required subjects All programmes: Economics grade B (or Business Studies grade A if taken without Economics) at A level, where taken. Minimum of GCSE Mathematics grade A or AS Mathematics grade C. L141, L142: Mathematics grade B at A level. L174: German grade B at A level. L176: French grade B at A level where taken or GCSE grade B French. L177, L1R4: Spanish grade B at A level where taken or GCSE grade C modern European language other than English. For the most up-to-date information on entry requirements for Economics, visit www.kent.ac.uk/economics/undergraduate/ entry.html

Year in industry/abroad See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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JOSH GRANT ELECTRONIC AND COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING WITH A YEAR IN INDUSTRY How is the course going?

What are your fellow students like?

It’s going well. I’m a practical sort of person so I prefer the practical lessons. We do a project every year and they’re great fun. For my final-year project, I’m working on a helicopter audible warning system, which is being sponsored by the company I did my year in industry with.

I’ve made some great friends. Friends from the first and second years are now doing their Master’s here so I still see them around campus.

I really enjoyed the year in industry. I worked as a junior design engineer for a company making specialised electronics equipment for military and commercial aircraft. I worked on design and manufacturing and travelled to places like Italy, Switzerland and Phoenix, Arizona.

What sort of support have you had? Our Year in Industry was organised by the University and we had careers advice and talks from our supervisors before that. The company I worked for has good links with Kent – I know of three other former students who did a placement and are now working there.

Have you any advice for other students? They’ve offered me work as a design engineer when I graduate. It’s a big weight off my shoulders, knowing that I have the security of a job and won’t have the stress of looking for one this year.

Definitely try a Year in Industry. Everyone who did it has come back to their final year with a lot more knowledge and experience under their belt.


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ELECTRONIC AND COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING Electronics-based products play a vital role in our daily lives, from the sophisticated diagnostic equipment used in modern hospitals to leading-edge fibre optic communications. Computer technology, telecommunications and consumer electronics are advancing at an ever-increasing pace. At Kent, we offer degree programmes teaching state-of-the-art technology, which means our graduates can work at the forefront of all the major areas of electronic engineering. Our teaching is research-led so you get to know about the latest cutting-edge technologies, and the courses combine theory with vitally important practical and project work – the chance to turn ideas into real systems. Our student work has been awarded international prizes. The School has strong links with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). We have several visiting industrial professors who contribute to the strong industrial relevance of our courses. Our staff meet regularly with a team of senior industrialists to ensure that our courses keep up to date with industry, and you have the opportunity to spend a year working in industry, which improves your skills and career prospects.

“The teaching is very good and if you don’t understand anything in the lectures, the lecturers hold surgery hours each week where you can go and ask any questions.”

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP)

Danny Cranmer Electronic and Communications Engineering

• Electronic and Communications Engineering BEng (H619) 3 years • Electronic and Communications Engineering MEng (H607) 4 years • Electronic and Communications Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng (H604) 4 years • Electronic and Communications Engineering with a Year in Industry MEng (H608) 5 years • Electronic and Communications Engineering including a Foundation Year BEng (H605) 4 years • Electronic and Computer Systems BEng (H691)* 1 year

Not sure? How about... • Computer Systems Engineering p71 • Multimedia Technology and Design p149 • Physics p159

Passing the electronics pathway of the Kent IFP, with an overall mark of 60% or over, guarantees you entry onto the first year of these programmes.

Degree programmes Single honours

* The Electronic and Computer Systems BEng is designed to allow suitably qualified students, such as successful Engineering Foundation Degree graduates, to take a one-year Stage 3 course. This leads to the same level of qualification as for students taking a traditional three-year course.

Stage 1 You take eight 15-credit modules.

Core modules • • • • • • • •

Computer Systems Digital Technologies Electronic Circuits Engineering Mathematics Engineering Analysis Introduction to Electronics Introduction to Programming Robotics Project

Stage 2 You take eight 15-credit modules.

Core modules • • • • • •

Communication Electronics Computer Interfacing Digital Implementation Digital Signal Processing Electronic Circuit Design Electronic Instrumentation and Measurement Systems • Microcomputer Engineering • Operating Systems and Architectures

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Stage 3

Teaching and assessment

You take three 15-credit core modules, one 45- credit core project module, and then choose two 15-credit options.

Teaching includes practical work in conventional laboratory experiments or projects, lecture modules and examples classes, which develop your problem-solving skills, and staff hold regular ‘surgeries’ where you can discuss any questions you have. Practical work is carried out in airconditioned laboratories, with state-of-the-art equipment and outstanding IT infrastructure.

Core modules • • • •

Communication Systems Digital Communications Project Product Development

Options Two from: • Digital Control • Digital Systems Design • Embedded Computer Systems.

Stage 4 (MEng only) • • • • • •

Broadband Networks (optional) Business Strategy Communication Networks Signal and Communication Theory Systems Group Project Wireless/Mobile Communications (optional)

A year in industry Students on the Year in Industry programmes spend a year working in industry between Stages 2 and 3. We have an Industrial Placement Officer who will help you apply for placements. The School has excellent industrial links, providing students with many placement opportunities.

Foundation year (H605) This programme is for students who do not have the qualifications needed for direct entry to Stage 1 of our degree programmes. It covers electronics, computing, physics and mathematics. If you successfully complete the foundation year, you can go on to take either the Electronic and Communications Engineering programmes mentioned above or Computer Systems Engineering (see p71).

DID YOU KNOW? Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Kent was ranked 1st for overall student satisfaction in the 2012 editions of The Complete University Guide, The Guardian University Guide and The Times Good University Guide.

Stage 1 modules are assessed by coursework and examination at the end of the year. Stage 2 and 3 modules, with the exception of the Stage 3 project, are assessed by a combination of coursework and examination. All years include project work to replicate industrial practice and develop skills to maximise employability.

Careers If you choose to take our year in industry programme, you will gain practical work experience, while assessing possible future career options and making contacts in the industry. In addition to the technical skills you acquire on this programme, you also gain key transferable skills including the ability to present complex material in an accessible way, the ability to work independently and in a team, and the confidence to develop your own ideas. Our graduates go into careers such as: electronic engineering and computing; telecommunications industries including radio, television and satellite communications; medical electronics, instrumentation and industrial process control, in companies including BAE Systems, Nokia, the Royal Navy, Xilinx, British Energy and RDDS. They also frequently go on to postgraduate study, for example, MSc in Broadband and Mobile Communication Networks, Embedded Systems and Instrumentation or Information Security and Biometrics. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

www.eda.kent.ac.uk

Location Canterbury.

Award BEng (Hons), MEng.

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels BEng: BBB at A level, including Mathematics, IB Diploma 33 points inc 5 in SL Mathematics and a science subject, or IB Diploma with 15 points at Higher inc 5 in standard Mathematics and a science subject (not Mathematics Studies); DDM in BTEC National Diploma, including Further Mathematics for Technicians’ module. MEng: ABB at A level, including Mathematics, IB Diploma 33 points inc 6 in SL Mathematics and a science subject, or IB Diploma with 15 points at Higher inc 6 in standard Mathematics and a science subject (not Mathematics Studies); DDD in BTEC National Diploma, including distinction in Further Mathematics for Technicians module. Foundation year: DDD at A level, IB 24 points. GCSE Mathematics and a science grade C. Direct entry to Stage 2 available to suitably qualified students.

Required subjects See above.

Year in industry Available in all programmes, see left.

Professional recognition Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS Studying English Language and Linguistics provides an opportunity to discover and explore a dynamic and often controversial field which is crucial to our understanding of spoken and written language in all its complexity. English Language and Linguistics at Kent is a broad and exciting programme which allows you to tailor your studies to suit your individual interests and possible career paths. You will be studying the most varied and rapidly changing language in the world – a large and all-encompassing subject. Combining theoretical and practical elements, the programme explores both the structure of language and its multifaceted relationship with culture and society. The choice of topics covered is very wide, including areas such as sociolinguistics, language acquisition, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, phonetics and phonology, morphology, language learning and teaching, language impairments, literary stylistics and critical and cultural theory. You can even study creative writing and media writing.

“My course is going really well. The first year is the theory year and the second year is when I get to study creative writing, language and the media – all the things I really want to do, so I’m looking forward to that.” Elliott Farr English Language and Linguistics

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP)

Stage 1

Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 50%, including passing all components, and achieving 60% in the academic skills module, guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

• Foundations of Language I: Structure and Meaning • Foundations of Language 2: Sounds and Words

Degree programmes Single honours • English Language and Linguistics (QQ13) 3 years

Joint honours Full details of our new joint honours degrees can be found online at www.kent.ac.uk/secl English Language and Linguistics and...

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Comparative Literature p66 Cultural Studies p83 English and American Literature p98 History p119

• • • • • • • • • •

Comparative Literature (QQ32) 3 years Drama (WQ43) 3 years English and American Literature (Q391) 3 years French (RQ13) 4 years German (RQ23) 4 years Hispanic Studies (RQ43) 4 years History (VQ1H) 3 years Italian (RQ33) 4 years Philosophy (VQ5H) 3 years Politics and International Relations (LQ23) 3 years

Core modules

Options You can also choose from a range of optional modules, including: • Discourse Analysis • English Words: History & Morphology • Language, Self and Society • Tackling Text* • World Englishes. *If you are taking a joint honours degree in English Language and Linguistics with a literary subject (ie, English and American Literature or Comparative Literature), then this module is core and you must take it.

Stage 2/3 At Stages 2 and 3, building on the foundations laid in the first year, you may choose from the following options. • • • • • • •

An Introduction to English Language Teaching Case Studies in Language Acquistion Creative Writing: A Stylistics Approach First Language Acquisition Language in the Media Language Processing Language and Society: Sociolinguistics

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www.kent.ac.uk/secl/ell

Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher. International students need national school-leaving qualifications at the appropriate level. You need to be a proficient English speaker with a strong interest in language reflected in your qualifications, but all applications will be carefully considered. Joint Honours: see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246.

Required subjects

• • • • • • • • •

Language Variation and Change Learning and Teaching Languages Pragmatics Research and Dissertation Research Methods in Linguistics Syntax I Stylistics: Language in Literature* Theories of Discourse and Culture Writing in the Media: A Practical Approach

*If you are taking a joint honours degree in English Language and Linguistics with a literary subject (ie, English and American Literature or Comparative Literature), then this module is core and you must take it. Please check our website for more information about these modules and for details of other new modules: www.kent.ac.uk/secl/ell

Teaching and assessment On average, you have four one-hour lectures each week plus four seminar classes of two hours each. However, this varies depending on the material and the nature of the module, and may include workshops, discussion groups and practical sessions. You have group or one-to-one tutorials for research projects and dissertations, and also have tutorials with your lecturers and seminar leaders to discuss coursework and assignments. In addition, you have access to further information and support via Moodle, our interactive web-based learning platform.

At each stage, some modules are continuously assessed, while others combine coursework and examination. Stage 2 and 3 modules count towards your final degree result.

Careers Single and joint honours programmes in English Language and Linguistics help you acquire highlevel skills in communication, problem solving, group work, IT and numeracy, which will be very important in your future career. The programme prepares students for an extensive and wide range of careers where an in-depth understanding of how language functions is essential. These include advertising, journalism and professional writing, media, public relations, marketing and sales, publishing, teaching at all levels, company training, broadcasting, conversation analysis, and the civil or diplomatic services. The single honours programme is particularly useful for students who are thinking of English teaching either in the UK or abroad.

All programmes: A level English Language or English Language and Literature grade B where taken. Q391: A level English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B. RQ33, RQ43, RQ13: A level in French/Italian/ Spanish grade B if taken. RQ23: A level German grade B or another modern European language other than English. WQ43: A level Drama grade B, if taken.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? English Language and Linguistics at Kent was ranked 2nd in the UK in the 2011 National Student Survey.


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RICH FOX ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS What attracted you to the course? I was attracted by the sheer scale of topics to do with English, as well as the literature elements. So far, the course has been varied and interesting, and often highly challenging! The idea that studying English changes the way you look at language is very true.

What have you particularly enjoyed about your time at Kent? I’d like to say the course – just coming to do a degree as a mature student has felt like a great thing to do. I’ve also enjoyed the societies I have joined and Canterbury is a great place to live!

Which modules have you liked the most? I loved Tackling Text and I am also enjoying Language in Literature. The combination of English language and literature is completely fascinating.

What do you think about the level of support in your studies? My tutors have been very approachable and reassuring whenever I’ve had concerns about my course. As a mature student, I have found the degree daunting at times but my tutors have always been there to discuss matters with me. I’ve found this very positive.

How do you think your studies will affect your employment prospects? I am hoping that my degree will go towards my ideal future career – becoming a primary school teacher. I would also like, one day, to pursue a career in writing, and English feels like the right path.

Any advice for those thinking about taking this course? Do it. It’s a gripping, dynamic course, and very rewarding.


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ENGLISH LITERATURE

English at Kent is challenging, flexible, and wide-ranging. It covers both traditional areas (such as Shakespeare or Dickens) and newer fields such as American literature, creative writing, postcolonial literature and recent developments in literary theory. We also offer you the opportunity to spend up to a year studying abroad in either America or Europe. Staff in the School of English are internationally recognised for academic research which links closely with undergraduate teaching, and the School regularly hosts visits by a variety of international writers and critics. There are several published authors and poets in the School, and our students publish a magazine of creative writing, poetry and prose. A number of our students also write for InQuire, the student union’s newspaper.

“I initially found the volume of work rather daunting but, with the support of seminar leaders, lecturers and fellow students, I’ve learnt to deal with it well. In my third year, I’ve got a real drive to succeed, which has been nurtured by the learning environment at Kent.” Katie Hogben English and American Literature

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) For applicants taking the Kent IFP, passing with an average of 60%, including 60% in the literature module, is a requirement for entry onto the first year of these degree programmes.

Degree programmes Single honours • English, American and Postcolonial Literature (Q302) 3 years • English and American Literature (Q300) 3 years • English and American Literature and Creative Writing (Q324) 3 years • English, American and Postcolonial Literature with an Approved Year Abroad (Q303) 4 years • English and American Literature with an Approved Year Abroad (Q301) 4 years • English and American Literature and Creative Writing with an Approved Year Abroad (Q325) 4 years

Joint honours

Not sure? How about... • • • •

American Studies (Literature) p35 Comparative Literature p66 English Language and Linguistics p95 Journalism p135

These are some of the more popular joint honours degrees. For other combinations, including the chance to study abroad for a year, see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246. English and American Literature and... • Classical & Archaeological Studies (QQ38) 3 years • Comparative Literature (QQF3) 3 years

• Drama (QW34) 3 years • English Language and Linguistics (Q391) 3 years • Film Studies (QW36) 3 years • French (QR31) 4 years • German (QR32) 4 years • Hispanic Studies (QR34) 4 years • History (QV31) 3 years • History & Philosophy of Art (VQ33) 3 years • Italian (QR33) 4 years • Law (MQ13) 4 years • Philosophy (QVH5) 3 years • Religious Studies (QV36) 3 years • Sociology (LQ33) 3 years • English, American and Postcolonial Literature and Film Studies (WQ63) 3 years

Stage 1 Core modules • • • • •

American Literature Early Drama Readings in the 20th Century Romanticism and Critical Theory Narrative Theory and Practice (Creative Writing students only) • Poetry Theory and Practice (Creative Writing students only) Joint honours students must take either Romanticism and Critical Theory, Early Drama, Readings in the 20th Century or American Literature.


www.kent.ac.uk/english

Options Drawn from modules in the Faculty of Humanities.

Stage 2/3 Single honours students take four modules per year and joint honours students two modules per year from the lists below.

Core modules Literature • • • • • • • • • • •

Classic American Literature Contemporary Literature 18th-Century Literature Elizabethan Drama Jacobean Drama Medieval and Tudor Literature Modern American Literature Modernism 19th-Century Literature Postcolonial Literature Shakespeare

Creative Writing • • • • •

Fiction 1 Fiction 2 Poetry 1 Poetry 2 Reading and Writing the Self/ Individual Writing Project

Options can include: • American Crime Fiction • Bodies of Evidence: Reading the Body in 18th-Century Literature • The Book Project • The Brontes in Context • Charles Dickens and Victorian England • Chaucer • English Long Essay • Heroes and Exiles: An Introduction to Old English Poetry • Image, Vision and Dream: Medieval Texts and Visual Culture • Innovation and Experiment in New York • John Milton • Language and Place in Colonial and Postcolonial Poetry • Literature and Revolution • The Literature of Terror • Native American Cultures: Texts and Contexts • 19th-Century American Short Story • Places and Journeys • Postcolonial Long Essay • Postcolonial Writing • Reading and Writing the Innovative Contemporary Novel • Reading and Writing Poetry: Form and Anti-Form • Reading and Writing Short Fiction • The Stranger

• 20th-Century American Short Story • The Unknown: Reading and Writing • Unruly Women and Other Insubordinates: The Dramatic Repertoire of the Queen's Men 1604-25 • Wrestling with Angels: Writing the Prose Poem • Writing Lives.

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Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Creative Writing students choose from: • Reading and Writing Poetry • Reading and Writing Short Fiction • Reading and Writing the Innovative Contemporary Novel.

A year abroad

Typical offer levels AAB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 5/6/6 in HL English A/A2/B or IB Diploma with 17 points at Higher inc 5/6/6 in HL English A1/A2/B. Joint honours: AAB/ABB at A level.

Required subjects

You have the opportunity to study abroad in either Europe or America for a year between Stages 2 and 3. We have exchange agreements with over 20 universities.

A level English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B.

Teaching and assessment

Further information

Modules are taught by weekly seminars. Core modules include a weekly lecture, plus individual supervision is offered for the Long Essay. Assessment at Stage 1 is by a mixture of coursework and examination. Some modules may include an optional practical element.

Careers

Year abroad See left. Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

Throughout your studies, you learn to think critically and to work independently; your communication skills improve and you learn to express your opinions passionately and persuasively, both in writing and orally. These key transferable skills are essential for graduates as they move into the employment market. Our graduates have gone into: journalism, broadcasting and media, publishing, writing and teaching; more general areas such as banking, marketing analysis and project management; or on to further study for postgraduate qualifications. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? In the National Student Survey 2011, 92% of English Studies students were satisfied with the quality of their course.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES The Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) in the School of Anthropology and Conservation at Kent is a leading international research and training centre dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems around the world. DICE was founded in 1989 with a clear mission: to break down the barriers between the natural and social sciences in order to inform progressive approaches to conservation. That’s why we are in a School that also includes anthropology. One component of DICE’s work is to train a new, interdisciplinary generation of conservationists who think innovatively about the challenges that lie ahead. As undergraduates, you are part of a dynamic and growing community of conservationists whose work spans all major regions of the world. The BA in Environmental Studies focuses on the environment primarily from the point of view of the social sciences and the humanities. At Kent, we recognise the need for adaptability in order to meet both immediate and future environmental challenges, so we encourage you to engage with a rich variety of environmental understandings from a wide range of subjects, including: anthropology, politics, economics, philosophy, law, history, literature and the creative arts, and to make connections across the University curriculum. You also develop relevant practical skills in areas such as biodiversity monitoring, practical habitat maintenance, and guiding and interpretation, and can choose to do an independent research project on a subject largely of your choice.

“The Environmental Studies degree is an excellent opportunity for students to take advantage of the exceptionally wide range of expertise in environmental social science concentrated at Kent. Students will complete the degree with a comprehensive perspective on perhaps the most crucial issues faced by our planet today.” Professor Stuart Harrop Director of DICE

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Anthropology p39 Biological Anthropology p51 Social Anthropology p169 Wildlife Conservation p75

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60%, including passing all components, and achieving 60% in the academic skills module and 40% in mathematics and quantitative methods module, guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

Degree programme

Options Options include the following: • Animals, People and Plants • Disasters • Economics • Foundations of Human Culture • Introduction to Social Anthropology • Introduction to Management • Managers and Organisations • Sociology of Everyday Life.

Single honours

Stage 2/3

• Environmental Studies (L9D4) 3 years

Core modules

Stage 1 Core modules • Biodiversity • Environmental Issues: Social Science Approaches • The Green Planet • Skills for Anthropology and Conservation

• Conservation Social Science: Methods and Research Design • Environmental Policy and Practice • Environmental Politics • Human Ecology • Special Research Project (Stage 3 only)

Options There is a range of modules available including: • Environmental Law • International Environmental Politics (Stage 3 only) • The Shaping of International Biodiversity Regulation.


www.kent.ac.uk/sac

Teaching and assessment

Careers

Teaching is through a combination of lectures and seminars. There is also an opportunity to conduct a special research project in your final year. This gives you the opportunity to use a range of research methods in a variety of contexts to explore key environmental issues and participate in the advancement of knowledge. The type of approach may differ depending on the student’s preferred discipline. For most, it will mean using advanced methods to explore literature and other documents and in some cases there may also be opportunities for field research deploying the skills taught during the course.

The conservation and environmental sector is an expanding area for employment opportunities. Our graduates go into many kinds of work, ranging from technical posts involving ecological surveying, habitat management and species conservation to work with local people through environmental education and community extension to higher-level jobs in planning and policy. Potential employers include local, regional and national UK government departments, voluntary organisations and the private sector, as well as international conservation and environmental organisations. Many also go on to postgraduate studies.

Most modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and unseen exam. Some modules are assessed only by coursework, which takes a variety of forms, including essays, short answer tests, presentations, advocacy, individual and team projects and research reports.

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

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Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points overall OR 16 points at Higher, inc HL English A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or SL English A1/A2/B at 5/6/6.

Required subjects GCSE English Language and Mathematics grade C. In exceptional circumstances, we may consider promising candidates who do not have the formal entrance requirements but who have obtained several years of relevant experience or other qualifications in the subject area.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Over 75% of DICE graduates are in paid employment or postgraduate study within six months of completing their degree. Nearly 60% of DICE graduates stay in the environmental sector.


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EUROPEAN STUDIES

European Studies at Kent gives you the opportunity to study the politics, history and culture of Europe in the nearest UK city to continental Europe. We call ourselves the UK’s European university, not only because of our proximity to the continent, but also because of our extensive network of connections and partnerships in Europe. We offer programmes in European Studies and one of the major European languages offered to degree level at Kent: French, German, Italian and Spanish, or a combination of two languages. All of our programmes include a year abroad in another European country, either studying at one of our partner universities or working.

“I enjoy the interactive teaching methods: for example, we’ll research how the media has treated a story on a European directive and there will be lots of discussion, rather than just sitting being talked to.” Christina Dziewanska-Stringer European Studies

Degree programmes

Stage 2/3

European programmes

Core modules

• European Studies (Humanities) – Combined Languages (R904) 4 years • European Studies (Humanities) – French (R190) 4 years • European Studies (Humanities) – German (R290) 4 years • European Studies (Humanities) – Spanish/Italian (R903) 4 years

• Language modules

Stage 1

Depending on your chosen subject, you must also take a number of the following: • European Legal Systems • European Security Co-operation • International Industrial Relations • Theory, Ideology and Politics of Welfare • Wars, Revolution and Dictatorship in Europe 1870-1945.

Core modules • Language (French, German, Italian or Spanish) at an appropriate level for your chosen programme Other subject core modules depending on your chosen programme.

Options

Not sure? How about... • • • •

French p110 German p113 Italian p133 Politics and International Relations p161

Drawn from a wide range available in the Faculties of Social Sciences and Humanities, again varying with the programme you have chosen.

Depending on your chosen degree, other modules could also include some of the modules below: • Europe and the World • Federalism and Regionalism in Europe • Politics in the Western European States • Politics of the European Union.

Plus core modules specified by your chosen subject area.

Options A choice of a range of modules from the Faculty of Humanities, depending on your chosen programme.


www.kent.ac.uk/secl

A year abroad

Careers

You spend a year abroad between Stages 2 and 3, studying at one of our partner universities in Paris, Grenoble, Lille, Lausanne (French), Berlin or Potsdam (German), Siena or Turin (Italian), and Madrid or Barcelona (Spanish), or working as an English language assistant or in approved employment. Students on the European Studies programmes with French are eligible to compete for an internship in Brussels. Credits from your year abroad count towards your final degree.

The ability to speak another European language is a key asset in the global employment market, and many employers view a graduate with overseas study experience as more employable.

Teaching and assessment

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Most of the modules involve a combination of lectures, seminars, contact with a native speaker and individual study in our computer-assisted language learning laboratory. Modules taken at Stage 1 are assessed either by 100% coursework or a 50:50 combination of coursework and examination. At Stages 2 and 3, depending on the modules you select, assessment varies from 100% coursework (extended essays or dissertation), to a combination of examination and coursework, usually in the ratio 50:50.

Recent graduates have gone into areas such as politics both in the UK national and local government and Europe, the media, consultancy, teaching, marketing and financial services. Many also went on to postgraduate study.

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Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc modern European language other than English or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc modern European language other than English.

Required subjects French/Italian/Spanish Post-A level: A level grade B. French/Italian/Spanish beginners level: GCSE grade B/aptitude in modern European language. German: normally A level grade A/B. Combined Languages: one of the relevant languages at A level grade B

Year abroad See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? In the National Student Survey 2011, European Languages and Area Studies at Kent was ranked 15th in the UK for student satisfaction, with 92% of students satisfied with the quality of their course.


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Canterbury

FILM STUDIES

For over 30 years, the University of Kent has been at the forefront of developing film studies as an academic subject. We are one of the three major universities in the UK for film studies, and one of the most highly regarded departments in Europe. Film Studies at Kent engages with cinema’s rich scope and history, from silent classics and mainstream Hollywood to world cinema and the avant-garde. We have a thriving film culture, with 10-20 films screened on our courses each week, the Gulbenkian Cinema (the regional arts cinema) based on campus and a lively student film society. Our modules cover film theory, history and practice, from the basics of form and style at Stage 1 to exploring topics including national cinemas, animation, cognition and emotion, fantasy and pulp film. Academic modules can be combined with innovative and creative practical study, such as our modules in film programming and film criticism. Single honours students can choose modules in practical film-making, including documentary film-making, screenwriting and moving image production. You can explore languages and processes developed through both avant-garde and documentary traditions, alongside approaches to narrative fiction.

“I chose Film Studies because I’m interested in film, filmmaking, drama and English – so it was a collective of all my interests. In the spring term, I’ll be taking the module Exploring the Frame, which involves making a film, so that really appeals to me and will definitely stand out.”

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60%, including passing all components, guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

Degree programmes Single honours • Film Studies (W610) 3 years • Film Studies with a Year Abroad (W616) 4 years • Film Studies with a Placement Year 4 years

Joint honours Luca Piercey Film Studies

These are some of the more popular joint honours degrees. For other combinations, see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246. Film Studies and...

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Art and Film p43 Drama and Theatre Studies p87 History & Philosophy of Art p122 Visual and Performed Arts p189

• Classical & Archaeological Studies (QW86) 3 years • Comparative Literature (WQ62) 3 years • Computing (WG64) 3 years • Drama (WW46) 3 years • English, American and Postcolonial Literature (WQ63) 3 years • French (RW16) 4 years • German (RW26) 4 years • Hispanic Studies (WR64) 4 years • History (VW16) 3 years

• History & Philosophy of Art (VW36) 3 years • Italian (RW36) 4 years • Philosophy (VW56) 3 years

Stage 1 You take two core film modules and a choice of options.

Core modules • Film Form • The Hollywood Studio System

Options • Exploring the Frame (single honours students only) Plus a wide range of options in the Faculty of Humanities.

Stage 2 Core modules • Introduction to Film Theory At least one module from: • History of British Cinema • National and Transnational Cinema • Post-war European Cinema • Topics in American Cinema.


www.kent.ac.uk/arts/film

Options

A placement year

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

If you achieve at least 60% in Stage 1, you can opt to spend a year in industry between Stages 2 and 3 to gain relevant workplace experience and enhance your employment prospects following graduation. The year is assessed on a pass/fail basis through employer feedback and a written report that you submit.

• • • • • • • •

Animated Worlds Authorship Avant-garde and Experimental Cinema Cinema and Difference Cinema in 1920s Berlin, Paris, Moscow Cognition and Emotion in Film Contemporary European Cinema Digital Domains Documentary Film Extreme Cinema The Fantastic Film Film Criticism Film Programming The Gothic in Film Improvisation for the Screen (single honours students only) Introduction to Screenwriting (single honours students only) New York and the Movies Pulp Film: The Avant-garde and Popular Cinema Representing Actuality (single honours students only) Silent Cinema Sound and Cinema Storytelling and the Cinema Topics in American Cinema 1: Female Performers in Hollywood Cinema

Plus further options available from the Faculty of Humanities.

Stage 3 Options • Moving Image Production (single honours students only) • Self-directed Study Other options are drawn from the list available at Stage 2, with the exception of Introduction to Screenwriting and Representing Actuality.

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Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels

Teaching and assessment All modules involve lectures, small group seminars and film screenings (where relevant). On average, you have two lectures and three hours of seminars each week, plus four to six hours film viewing. Depending on the modules you select, assessment varies from 100% coursework (extended essays or dissertation), to a combination of examination and coursework.

Careers Studying Film Studies, you learn to think critically and to work independently; your communication skills improve and you learn to express your opinions passionately and persuasively, both in writing and orally. These key transferable skills are essential for graduates as they move into the employment market. Recent graduates have gone on to careers in film-making, film and television industries, arts organisations, university and school teaching, local government and business, or to pursue postgraduate academic and practical film courses. In the last few years, students have gone on to take up positions such as film journalists, film/TV archivists and roles in marketing and distribution. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

A year abroad If you achieve at least 60% in Stage 1, you may spend a year abroad between Stages 2 and 3, studying at one of our partner universities in Europe (Amsterdam, Berlin, Bologna, Lausanne and Paris); the USA (California and Indiana); or Asia (Hong Kong).

DID YOU KNOW? Cinematics and Photography at Kent is ranked 4th in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2011.

Single honours: AAB-ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or 17 points at Higher. Joint honours: AAB/ABB/BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher.

Required subjects A level Film Studies grade B where taken.

Year abroad/in industry See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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Medway

FINE ART

Our Fine Art programme offers you the option of working with many different media and arts practices. This may include painting, sculpture, installation, critical writing and curation, to name a few examples. In addition, the multidisciplinary environment of the School of Arts at Medway means that Fine Art students have access to the resources and expertise of our other creative arts disciplines, including Music and Audio Arts, and Creative Events. This allows us to provide a unique learning experience where you are free to work in a diverse range of media and develop your creative ideas without artificial restrictions. You will have opportunities to collaborate on projects with students from the other creative arts disciplines and produce public events, publications and exhibitions. You also have the opportunity to extend your skills outside the creative arts with Business Studies and English Language options. The degree integrates practice-based work with critical debate and art theory. Supported by your tutors, you are encouraged to realise your creative and intellectual potential by developing independent work through practice, and to take advantage of the rich culture of events, symposia and exhibitions that are a regular feature of University life. Students in the School of Arts at Medway are engaged and enthusiastic, and contribute to the energy that creates such a dynamic and challenging cultural environment.

“Studying Fine Art at Kent is exciting and unique. For me, the best aspect of the course is the number of tutors we have available to us on a daily basis and how easy they are to approach. There is so much diversity within this course, every day can be completely different.”

Degree programme

Stage 2

Single honours

In Stage 2, you develop your practice, looking specifically at the contexts of your work and the work of others, and taking account of historical and contemporary practice. You can also choose to collaborate with other students to create an event, exhibition or publication project.

Elizabeth Hainsworth Fine Art

You can choose from the following practice-based modules: • Communication • Creative Investigations 1 and 2 • Critique • Space • Time.

Again, you can choose alternative modules from Music and Audio Arts or Creative Events or Business and Management and (for international students) a module in English Language for the Creative Arts.

Fine Art students may follow an interdisciplinary route for their degree by choosing modules from Music and Audio Arts or Creative Events programmes. In addition, we also offer you the opportunity to study modules in Business and Management and (for international students) a module in English Language for the Creative Arts.

In Stage 3, you produce an independent body of work and choose your final route of study by selecting a combination of modules from those listed below or from the interdisciplinary route (as above).

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Art and Film p43 Creative Events: Design and Production p77 History & Philosophy of Art p122 Visual and Performed Arts p189

• Fine Art (W100:K) 3 years

Stage 1 Stage 1 introduces you to the core topics in the field. Movements and ideas from Realism to Relational Aesthetics, from the Bauhaus to Lady Gaga, and from the art academy to art in the streets are discussed. Studio projects are selfdirected, but it is expected that they will respond to the wider discussions and debates in the programme.

The choice of modules is: • Contextualising Practice • Practice in Context • Practice and its Publics • Review and Response • Studio Development 1 and 2.

Stage 3

The choice of modules is: • Critical Essay and Seminar • Developing Ideas through Practice • Studio Project • Resolution.


www.kent.ac.uk/arts/fineart

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Location Medway.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels ABB-BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 5 in HL Visual Arts or 6 in SL Visual Arts where taken, or IB Diploma with 14 points at Higher inc 5 in HL Visual Arts or 6 in SL Visual Arts where taken.

Required subjects A level Fine Art, Art and Design or History of Art grade B if taken. Candidates are interviewed and you should bring a portfolio of your practical work to the interview.

Year abroad/in industry See left.

Further information

Year abroad You have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe or further afield either in the autumn term of Stage 2, or for a year between your second and final year.

Year in industry The School of Arts Year in Industry gives you an opportunity to gain relevant workplace experience as part of your programme of study. We have long recognised the benefits of taking a year abroad and the increased awareness and confidence the experience brings, and now want to offer these benefits to students within the workplace. The year in industry also gives you an opportunity to increase your contacts and network so that you can hit the ground running when you graduate. The year in industry is in addition to your standard undergraduate programme and normally falls between your second and final year. The year itself is assessed on a pass/fail basis through employer feedback and a written report that you submit.

Teaching and assessment Staff at the School of Arts have a close working relationship with students. All our staff are engaged with the practice of fine art and bring with them a broad range of experiences that cross the disciplines of practice and criticism. Lectures and seminars are complemented by other teaching

scenarios such as group critiques, one-to-one tutorials, practice-based seminars and visits to galleries and museums. You are given your own studio space so you have the freedom to develop as an artist, curator or writer, and you have access to fully equipped workshops, printmaking studios and IT facilities.

Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

Careers The programme develops your skills and gives you the confidence to work within all areas of the cultural industries and enterprise. It prepares you to work in a range of areas in the arts, both within large institutions and with independent practitioners. You can also work as a freelance artist, establish independent collectives and groups, or decide to continue your academic studies by taking a postgraduate degree. Throughout your studies, you gain key transferable skills considered an essential part of our employability agenda. These include excellent communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team and independently, to analyse complex ideas and the confidence to suggest your own innovative solutions. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 8th in the UK for Art and Design in The Complete University Guide 2012.


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Canterbury

FORENSIC SCIENCES

Forensic science is a high-profile subject in the UK. It has received a lot of new investment for expansion since the well-publicised miscarriages of justice in the 1970s. As a result, scientific liaison officers have been appointed by the police service and the knowledge and communication gap between the scientists and the police at a crime scene has narrowed. Forensic skills are used in a wide range of professions and industries; for instance, at disaster scenes, within archaeology and in the food and pharmaceutical industries. New legislation has stimulated demand for authentication of materials, and for experts and analytical companies to carry out the work. Forensic scientists are specialists, but their skills have to bridge several disciplines within a legal context. At Kent, the core scientific content is taught by staff from the School of Physical Sciences and the School of Biosciences, and the legal background is taught by staff from Kent Law School. Additional content is delivered by expert practitioners from the field of forensic science.

“The teachers in the School are highly qualified and have very effective ways of teaching difficult chemistry topics in an interesting and easily understood way. The level of support is remarkable – the staff truly care about the students and work their hardest to support them through the degree programmes.”

Degree programmes

Stage 2

Single honours

Core modules

• Forensic Chemistry BSc (F1F4) 3 years • Forensic Chemistry MSci (F1FL) 4 years • Forensic Chemistry with a Year in Industry (F1FK) 4 years • Forensic Science BSc (F410) 3 years • Forensic Science MSci (F414) 4 years • Forensic Science with a Foundation Year (F412) 4 years • Forensic Science with a Year in Industry (F411) 4 years

• • • • •

Stage 1

Forensic Chemistry

Rebecca Tanney Forensic Chemistry

• Chemical Skills for Forensic Scientists • Disasters • Fundamental Chemistry for Physical Scientists and Bioscientists • Introduction to Forensic Science • Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry • Molecules, Matter and Energy • Skills for Forensic Scientists

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Biochemistry p49 Biomedical Science p55 Criminology p81 Physics p159

Core modules

Chemical Identification Techniques Criminal Law for Forensic Sciences Forensic Physical Methods Inorganic Chemistry Numeracy Skills for Forensic Science

Forensic Science • Facial Identification and Imaging • Forensic Archaeology • Forensic Ballistics and Collision Analysis

• Aspects of Synthetic Organic Chemistry • Inorganic and Polymeric Materials • Thermodynamics and Spectroscopy

Stage 3 Core modules • • • • •

Analytical Chemistry Fires and Explosions Forensic Expert Witness Skills Law of Evidence for Forensic Scientists Medicinal Chemistry

Forensic Science • Forensic DNA Analysis • Forensic Science Project

Forensic Chemistry • Forensic Chemistry Project • Topics in Functional Materials


www.kent.ac.uk/physical-sciences

MSci only Forensic Science • Advanced Laboratory Techniques and Projects • Forensic DNA Analysis

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Teaching and assessment There are approximately eight one-hour lectures each week, laboratory classes, project work and problem-solving seminars.

Location Canterbury.

Award BSc (Hons), MSci.

Forensic Chemistry • Advanced Laboratory Techniques and Projects • Topics in Functional Materials

Stage 4 • • • •

Forensic Science Research Project Incident Management Physical Science Research Planning Substances of Abuse

A year in industry You have the opportunity to spend a year in industry between Stages 2 and 3. We give advice and guidance on finding a placement.

Foundation year This programme is for students who lack the qualifications needed for direct entry into Stage 1 of the BSc. It includes lectures in chemistry and mathematics, together with practical classes, and is taught entirely on the Canterbury campus.

Assessment is by a combination of written examinations, continuous assessment and other assignments. You must pass the Stage 1 examinations in order to go on to Stage 2. The year in industry mark also counts towards your final degree result. Coursework assessments include incident analysis, evidence preservation, presentation skills and expert witness testimony.

Careers The skills you gain studying forensic science equip you for a range of jobs where the ability to analyse problems and combine disciplinary perspectives is required. The degree opens up specialised opportunities without closing off access to general opportunities. Recent graduates have gone into areas such as government agencies, consultancies, emergency services, local authorities, contract laboratories, research or further vocational training. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels F410, F414, F411: BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 5 in HL Biology or 5 in HL Chemistry and 4 in Mathematics, or IB Diploma with 15 points at Higher inc 5 in HL Biology or 5 in HL Chemistry and 4 in Mathematics. F1F4, F1FL, F1FK: ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 5 in HL Biology or 5 in HL Chemistry and 4 in Mathematics, or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 5 in HL Biology or 5 in HL Chemistry and 4 in Mathematics.

Required subjects F1F4, F410, F411, F414, F1FK, F1FL: A level grade B or equivalent in Chemistry, Biology or Human Biology. F412: Foundation Course – individual consideration. MSci: A level grade B or equivalent in Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology.

Year in industry See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 1st in the UK for Forensic and Archaeological Science graduate employment prospects.


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Canterbury

FRENCH

Canterbury is the closest British university city to mainland Europe, and our proximity to the Channel ports and Ashford International station means you can be in Paris in just a couple of hours. There are also many French-speaking students on campus, so you have a better chance to immerse yourself in the language than at any other university in the country. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), French at Kent came 7th in the UK, which means that during your studies you work with top-rated researchers. At Kent, we have a wide range of links with French, Canadian, Belgium and Swiss universities. During your year abroad, as part of an Erasmus programme, you could begin to study for a French qualification (Licence), or alternatively you can gain work experience by becoming a language assistant in a French school or following other career paths. Our link with the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris also gives any student at Kent the opportunity to sit for the internationally recognised diplomas offered by that body. As a French student at Kent, you work closely in lectures, seminars and one-to-one tutorials, with staff who are specialists in literature, film, women’s studies, philosophy, theory and linguistics as well as the seven language lectors who come from France and Switzerland. Most of the modules are taught in French and we have instant access to French TV and radio thanks to up-to-date technology and satellite links.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed studying French at Kent. Being able to study a range of modules such as literature, film and linguistics has allowed me to expand my knowledge as well as deepen my passion for this subject, and the teaching staff have played a big part in this.” Laura Budd French

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Comparative Literature p66 European Studies p102 Hispanic Studies p117 Italian p133

Degree programmes

Stage 1

Single honours

Core modules

• French (R101) 4 years • French (BA/Licence de Lettres) (R120) 4 years

You take three core modules, one from: • Learning French 1: Beginners • Learning French 2A and 2B: Post-GCSE Level • Learning French 3: Post-A Level.

Joint honours These are some of the more popular joint honours degrees. For other combinations, see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246. French and... • • • • • • • • • • • •

Business Administration (NR21) 4 years Comparative Literature (RQ12) 4 years Drama (RW14) 4 years English and American Literature (QR31) 4 years English Language and Linguistics (RQ13) 4 years Film Studies (RW16) 4 years German (RR12) 4 years Hispanic Studies (RR14) 4 years History (RV11) 4 years History & Philosophy of Art (VR31) 4 years Italian (RR13) 4 years Religious Studies (RV16) 4 years

And at least another two from: • 20th-Century France in Crisis • French Drama: Love, Marriage and Politics • French Narratives: Love, Marriage and Politics • Questions of French Cinema • Writer and Genre in France 1 • Writer and Genre in France 2.

Options You choose the rest of your modules (depending on your degree programme) from a wide range of options drawn from a list available in the Faculty of Humanities.

Stage 2/3 Core modules • Learning French 4: Intermediate • Learning French 5: Advanced

Options • • • • • •

African and Caribbean Francophone Writing Business French 1 Business French 2 Classical French Theatre Contemporary French Cinema Dissertation


www.kent.ac.uk/secl/french

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Extended Essay French Detective Fiction and Film French Language: Descriptive Skills Images of Monarchy Introduction to Autobiography in 20th-Century France Literary Trailblazers Memory and Childhood in 20th-Century French Fiction Modern French Theatre 1 Modern French Theatre 2 Mothers and Daughters Occupation and Resistance in the French Novel The Painting as Phantom: Diderot to Proust Paris: Myth and Reality 1 Paris: Myth and Reality 2 The Reader and the Text Short Narrative Fiction Surrealism Trainspotting: Representations of Infrastructure in Modern French Culture

A year abroad You normally spend all or part of your third year in a French-speaking country. Typically, this involves a year’s study abroad at a partner university, an assistantship in a French or French-Canadian school, or a work placement. We currently have exchange agreements with French universities in Avignon, Grenoble, Lille, Littoral, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Poitiers, Reims, with Canadian universities in Ottawa and Montréal, with the University of Namur in Belgium, and with Swiss universities in Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel. We normally visit you during your year abroad.

Teaching and assessment

At Stage 1, assessment is based 100% on coursework (essays, class participation) in the first half of the year, and a 50:50 combination of coursework and examination in the second half of the year. For Stages 2 and 3, depending on the modules you select, assessment varies from 100% coursework (extended essays or dissertation), to a combination of examination and coursework, in the ratio 60:40 or 50:50. Credits from your year abroad count towards your final degree.

Careers The ability to speak a European language other than English is a key asset in the global employment market, and many employers view a graduate with overseas experience as more employable. Through your studies, you also acquire many of the transferable skills considered essential by graduate employers. These include the ability to work independently and as part of a team, the confidence to offer creative solutions when faced with challenges and the ability to express your ideas with clarity and passion. Our students go into areas such as international banking, diplomacy, publishing, journalism, international product management, interpreting and translating, European media, law or accountancy, and language teaching. Some go on to postgraduate study in fields as varied as international journalism, visual studies and translation. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Compulsory language modules typically involve three to four hours of classes per week, including one hour of small group work with a native speaker. We also make extensive use of computer-assisted language learning packages and audio and video materials. Culture and literature modules typically involve a weekly two-hour seminar plus essay supervision. We employ seven French language lectors to help students improve their fluency.

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Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time or part-time.

Typical offer levels Single honours: ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 4 at HL or 5 at SL in a modern European language other than English, or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 4 at HL or 5 at SL in a modern European language other than English. Joint honours: ABB-BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 4 at HL or 5 at SL in a modern European language other than English, or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 4 at HL or 5 at SL in a modern European language other than English.

Required subjects Post-A level: A level French grade B. Post-GCSE level: GCSE French grade B. Beginners’ level: some aptitude for modern languages inc GCSE grade C in a modern European language other than English.

Year abroad See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? French at Kent was rated 7th nationally in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).


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Student profile

RACHEL AYRES GERMAN AND ITALIAN What attracted you to study at Kent?

What are the facilities like on campus?

I’d seen that Kent was the UK’s European university, which was perfect as I was planning to study languages. I loved the campus when I came to the Open Day. Canterbury’s a beautiful city and it’s a great location for travelling to the continent.

We have numerous restaurants and cafes, the library’s very well stocked and the sports centre has an extensive choice of classes and a very good gym. There are many student clubs and societies – something to suit everyone.

How’s your course going?

I would like to teach German and Italian in secondary schools. While in Italy, I taught English to children and would love to continue teaching as a career.

I am thoroughly enjoying it. I have just come back from my year abroad in Parma, Italy where I made some great friends and can’t wait to go back to see them all. On campus, I can meet native speakers of both German and Italian, which is fantastic practice for my languages.

Which modules have you enjoyed the most? I enjoyed the cinema modules – it’s always interesting to learn about the culture of another country as well as the language.

What sort of career do you have in mind?

Have you any advice for other students? Work hard, but don’t forget to have fun too! University is about the whole experience – both academic and social – and it’s important to find the balance between the two. Good luck!


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Canterbury

GERMAN

Both culturally and commercially, German is an extremely important language. Within Europe, it is spoken by more people than English or French. Worldwide, it is the third most widely used language on the internet (after English and Japanese), and it is frequently used as a second language in Eastern Europe, where it serves as a means of communication across international boundaries. Fluency in the German language, combined with knowledge of the political and cultural development of the German-speaking world, opens up career opportunities in many parts of the continent. At Kent, we specialise in teaching the language, literature and culture of the Germanspeaking world of today, as well as in exploring its literary and social history. Along with the other European language sections, German has state-of-the art computing and audio-visual facilities and many modules make extensive use of the internet. We benefit from having native speaker language assistants and many classes are taught in German. All our courses offer the opportunity to spend a year either studying at a partner university in Germany, or teaching English, or working in a German-speaking country. German may be studied at Kent either post-A level or ‘ab inito’ (beginners) level.

“I spent a year abroad on the Erasmus scheme, and it was great to experience another country and culture, as well as to learn the language.” Victoria Tennant German and Italian

Degree programmes Single honours • German (R220) 4 years

Joint honours These are some of the more popular joint honours degrees. For other combinations, see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246. German and... • • • • • • • • • • •

Business Administration (NR22) 4 years Comparative Literature (RQ22) 4 years Computing (RG24) 4 years Drama (RW24) 4 years English and American Literature (QR32) 4 years English Language and Linguistics (RQ23) 4 years Film Studies (RW26) 4 years French (RR12) 4 years Hispanic Studies (RR24) 4 years History (RV21) 4 years Italian (RR23) 4 years

Not sure? How about...

Stage 1

• • • •

Core modules

Comparative Literature p66 European Studies p102 Hispanic Studies p117 Italian p133

You take two or three core modules, depending on your degree programme. One is always taken from: • German post-A level • Intensive German for Beginners 1 and 2.

And the others can be chosen from: • German Pronunciation and Phonetics • Introduction to German Literature • Introduction to German Linguistics • Images of Germany 1945-2000 • Post-1989 German Film • Varieties of German Writing.

Options Depending on your degree programme, you choose the rest of your modules from a wide range available across the Faculty of Humanities.

Stage 2/3 Core modules • Learning German: Intermediate • Learning German: Advanced

Options • • • • • • • • •

Contemporary German Literature Dissertation (final year) Extended Essay (second year) Gender and Identity in the Age of Goethe German Literature and Film German Modernism Looking into German 1 and 2 The Lyric Imagination Women’s Writing in German

Plus modules drawn from a wide range in the Faculty of Humanities.

CONTINUED OVERLEAF


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German cont

www.kent.ac.uk/secl/german

A year abroad

Careers

You will either: • spend a year in Germany studying at one of our partner universities (Erlangen, Freiburg, Jena, Marburg, Heidelberg) • work as an English language assistant in a school • or work in some other type of approved employment.

The ability to speak another European language is a key asset in the global employment market, and many employers view a graduate with overseas study experience as significantly more employable. In addition to your language expertise, you also acquire many of the transferable skills, such as excellent communication skills, the ability to think independently and the confidence to express your ideas persuasively and with sensitivity, that are considered essential by graduate employers.

Teaching and assessment Teaching is by a combination of lectures and seminars. You also have regular teaching and conversation sessions with German native speakers.

Recent graduates have gone into careers such as teaching German, teaching EFL, translation, accountancy, law, customs, finance, publishing and journalism.

Assessment at Stage 1 is by 100% coursework (essays, class participation) in the first half of the year, and a 50:50 combination of coursework and examination in the second half of the year. At Stage 2/3, depending on the modules you select, assessment varies from 100% coursework (extended essays or dissertation), to a combination of examination and coursework, in a ratio that will normally be 50:50, 70:30.

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels Single honours: ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher. Joint honours: ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 15/16 points at Higher.

Required subjects Post A level: A level German grade B Beginners’ level: GCSE grade B in another modern language other than English.

Year abroad See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? German at Kent was ranked 4th in the UK for graduate employment prospects in The Complete University Guide 2012.


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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Studying Health and Social Care offers both a stimulating course of study and a route into a large and growing number of careers. Health and social care present numerous challenges within society today as expectations rise, new technologies become available and debates flourish as to how care should be provided and paid for. Should ‘cloning’ or ‘assisted suicide’ be permitted? Should fertility treatment be available as a right on the NHS? Should older people pay for their own care? Are services delivered fairly to all sections of the community? You will have the opportunity to consider these and many other questions relating to these important topics. The programme is offered within the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, which has consistently achieved the highest ratings for the quality of its teaching and research and benefits from a number of specialist research units in the field of health and social care. This programme provides you with knowledge and skills that are likely to appeal to potential employers in the social and health care sectors, for example, the NHS, local authority adults’ and children’s services, and the growing voluntary and private social and health care sector. On graduation, you may wish to work directly with users of services – such as children and families, older people and those with disabilities or mental health problems. There is also access to a wide range of graduate employment opportunities, including areas such as management, research or policy.

“I compared this course to others and thought it was better. It is really varied: I have studied anthropology, sociology and philosophy as well as social policy and social care.”

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP)

Stage 2/3

Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60%, including passing all components, guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

• • • • •

Alison Small Health and Social Care

Single honours

Degree programme • Health and Social Care (LL45) 3 years

Stage 1 You take five core modules (75 credits), plus a further 45 credits from options.

Core modules

Not sure? How about... • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities p126 • Psychology p165 • Social Policy p171 • Social Work p176

• Social Problems and Social Policy: The Market, the Family and the State • Social Problems and Social Policy: Youth, the Family and the State • Sociology of Everyday Life • Fundamentals of Sociology And either • Introduction to Criminology Or • Modern Culture

Core modules Health and Health Policy Health, Illness and Medicine Issues in Social Care Social Research Methods Welfare in Modern Britain

Recommended modules include: • Care and Protection of Children • Key Issues in Welfare Systems • Mental Health • Reproductive Health Policy.

Options These are drawn from a wide range of modules offered by the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, and the Faculty of Social Sciences. It is possible to do a dissertation.

Options Social Anthropology, Introduction to Psychology or other modules offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels A/AS level BBC at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 14 points at Higher, BTEC National Diploma DMM. The School is committed to widening participation, and has a long and successful tradition of admitting mature students. We welcome applications from students on accredited Access courses. We always consider students with other qualifications individually.

Required subjects None.

Further information

Teaching and assessment

Careers

Typically, you have four lectures and four seminars a week and additional tutorial input spread over the year. Some modules involve workshops to develop key personal and study skills, or computing and project work, which you can do individually or in teams. In addition, you spend time in guided individual study, using the resources of the University library and computer-assisted learning packages.

Careers open to our graduates include: research and policy-oriented work in the NHS, local government or the voluntary sector; postgraduate training on social work and other professional courses; research and evaluation; social care work in the public, voluntary and private sectors; management and organisation posts in the health services; personnel and resource management posts in the private sector, local authorities and voluntary organisations.

Most modules in the School are assessed by 50% coursework and 50% end-of-year examination. A small number are assessed entirely by coursework. Marks from both Stages 2 and 3 count towards your final degree result. Stage 1 results do not count towards the final mark, but entry to Stage 2 depends on passing Stage 1 assessments.

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 70% of research in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research was judged ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

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HISPANIC STUDIES

Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world – outside Spain, it is the official language of all countries in South and Central America except Brazil, and is widespread in many parts of North America. The programme at Kent gives you the opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of Spain and Spanish America while developing your language skills. You can study Hispanic Studies at Kent whether you have an A level or GCSE in Spanish, or whether you are a beginner. The programme offers some unique features. You have the opportunity to spend your year abroad in Uruguay or in Peru (as well as our exchange programmes with Spain), and our advanced language module in Stage 2 focuses on translation and interpreting – important skills when you look for a job. Another peninsula language, be it Catalan or Portuguese, is compulsory for single honours and optional for joint honours students. Facilities include multimedia laboratories, which offer a variety of interactive language learning programmes and dictionaries, and access to a wide range of TV satellite channels and audio, video and computer-assisted language learning facilities.

“The course is going really well. I’m enjoying learning Spanish, getting to hear the language all the time, and feel that the university experience has given me a lot of maturity and confidence with aspects of learning, such as speaking.” Steven Douglas Hispanic Studies

Degree programmes

Options

Single honours

You also choose one or two modules from the following (all taught in translation): • The Modern Spanish Novel • The Modern Spanish-American Short Story • Modern Spanish Theatre • State Building in Latin America.

• Hispanic Studies (R400) 4 years

Joint honours These are some of the more popular joint honours degrees. For other combinations you can take with Hispanic Studies or including Spanish, see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246. Hispanic Studies and... • Business Administration (NR24) 4 years • Computing (GR44) 4 years • Cultural Studies (Hispanic Studies) (R4V9) 4 years • Drama (WR44) 4 years • English and American Literature (QR34) 4 years • Film Studies (WR64) 4 years • French (RR14) 4 years • German (RR24) 4 years • Hispanic Studies (RR43) 4 years

Stage 1 Not sure? How about... • • • •

American Studies (Latin America) p35 European Studies p102 French p110 Italian p133

You take two core modules, including a language module appropriate for your level.

Core modules • Introduction to Hispanic Culture Plus • Learning Spanish 1: Intensive Beginners Or • Learning Spanish 3A: Post A Level

Joint honours students also take the required modules for their other subject.

Stage 2 In Stages 2 and 3, language modules continue to develop your skills and you have regular sessions with native speakers of Spanish.

Core modules • Learning Spanish 4 Or • Learning Spanish 3B Plus (single honours only): • Catalan Or • Catalan for University Use Or • Portuguese

Options • Catalan Culture • Contemporary Spanish Cinema • The Legacy of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America • Spanish Literature: Censorship

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• Spanish Literature: Identity • Voices of a Continent – 20th-Century Latin American Poets • Women in Spanish American Narrative and Film Joint honours students also take the required modules for their other subject.

Stage 3 The final-year language class concentrates on translating and interpreting to help you perfect some of your language skills after your year abroad.

Core modules • Learning Spanish 5

Options • • • • • • • •

The Carnivalesque in Modern Spanish Theatre Literature of Jorge Luis Borges Reading Monstrosity in Iberian Culture The Spanish Avant-Garde Spanish Extended Essay Spanish Literature: Sexuality Terrorism and State Terror in Latin America Writing the Cuban Revolution

www.kent.ac.uk/secl/hispanicstudies

Teaching and assessment All Spanish language modules involve three hours teaching each week, with the exception of the beginners’ language modules at Stages 1 and 2 which involve four hours. They include small group seminars, conversation classes run by a native speaker, short lectures in Spanish, work in a language laboratory and work on computerassisted language learning materials. The culture and literature modules normally involve a one-hour lecture and a one-hour seminar each week. Stage 1 is assessed by 100% coursework (essays, class participation) in some modules, and a 50:50 combination of coursework and examination in others. Stage 2/3: depending on the modules you select, assessment varies from 100% coursework (extended essays), to a combination of examination and coursework, in the ratio 60:40 or 80:20.

Careers The ability to speak another European language is a key asset in the global employment market, and many employers view a graduate with overseas study experience as more employable.

Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels Single honours: ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 4 at HL or 5 at SL in a modern European language other than English, or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 4 at HL or 5 at SL in a modern European language other than English. Joint honours: ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 4 at HL or 5 at SL in a modern European language other than English, or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 4 at HL or 5 at SL in a modern European language other than English.

Required subjects Beginners’ level: some aptitude for modern languages. Advanced level: A level Spanish grade B where taken.

Year abroad Joint honours students also take the required modules for their other subject.

A year abroad You spend a year either wholly or partly in Spain, or possibly in Latin America, between Stages 2 and 3. Normally you study at a Spanish university or work as a language assistant in a school. We have exchange agreements with universities in Barcelona, Zaragoza, Córdoba, Alicante, Madrid, Deusto (Bilbao) and Oviedo as well as with the University of Montevideo (Uruguay) and Universidad Católica (Lima, Peru).

Recent graduates have gone into teaching, translating and interpreting, marketing, journalism, publishing, and other areas. Many language graduates begin their career abroad.

See left.

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Admissions enquiries

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 3rd in the UK for Iberian Languages graduate employment prospects and 4th for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2012.


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HISTORY

Any study of history engages a natural human curiosity about the past. History is an exciting and diverse subject, which is reflected in the flexibility and breadth of the BA in History offered at Kent. The School of History has established itself as one of the leading History departments in the country, recognised for its research excellence, flexible programmes and quality teaching. You are taught by passionate academics, active researchers and recognised experts. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, the School of History was ranked second nationally and, over the past five years, has consistently scored over 90% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. Our course is carefully crafted to allow undergraduates to tailor their degree to their own interests, with more than 70 undergraduate history modules to choose from, covering topics from the crusades to the Cold War; from the impact of science on 19thcentury culture to the totalitarian regimes of Stalin’s Russia and Hitler’s Third Reich. At Kent, you will join a large and thriving student body, benefiting from a strong tradition of student-led activities through the History Society. Alongside the extensive resources of the University library, you have the unrivalled privilege of access to the rare books and priceless manuscripts of Canterbury Cathedral. Opportunities are also available for work experience or a year studying in Europe.

“Kent is a good choice because History is a real up-and-coming department. The choice of modules is phenomenal – there are around 70 to choose from – which helps you to find something you really want to specialise in.”

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60% guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

Degree programmes

• Making History

Single honours

Options

• History (V100) 3 years

• Britain and Europe, 1500-1660 • Britain and the Second World War: The Home Front • Britain in the Age of Industrialisation 1700-1830 • The Emergence of America: From European Settlement to 1880 • Empire and Africa • England in the Age of Chivalry: c1200-1400 • The Hundred Years' War • Introduction to Literature and Science • Introduction to the History of Medicine • Medicine and Empire: 1700-1920 • Medieval Europe c400-1066 • Medieval Europe c1066-1450 • Medieval Pilgrimage • Monarchy and Aristocracy in England 1460-1640 • Renaissance Courts: Culture and Politics • The Rise of the United States Since 1880 • Victorian Britain: Politics, Society and Culture

These are some of the more popular joint honours degrees. For other combinations, see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246. History and...

Not sure? How about... • • • •

American Studies (History) p35 Classical & Archaeological Studies p64 English Literature p98 War Studies p191

You take one core module of 30 credits and at least 60 other History credits from a wide range of options.

Core module

Joint honours Haig Smith History

Stage 1

• • • • • • • • • • • •

Archaeological Studies (VV14) 3 years Comparative Literature (QV21) 3 years Drama (VW14) 3 years English and American Literature (QV31) 3 years Film Studies (VW16) 3 years French (RV11) 4 years German (RV21) 4 years History & Philosophy of Art (VV31) 3 years Law (VM1C) 3 years Philosophy (VVC5) 3 years Politics (LV21) 3 years Religious Studies (VV61) 3 years

European programme

Please note: Stage 1 of the History programme is currently under review. For the most up-to-date information, please see www.kent.ac.uk/history

• European History with a Year Abroad (V221) 4 years

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Stage 2/3

A year abroad

You must take at least 60 credits of History at Stage 2 and 90 at Stage 3. You must take a special subject at Stage 3.

Students on the European History programme have the opportunity to spend a year between Stages 2 and 3 studying at a university in France or Germany.

Special subjects • Britain and the French Revolution, c1785-c1804 • California: The Golden State • English Politics 1629-1642: A Highroad to Civil War? • The Great War, British Memory, History and Culture • The Irish Revolution, 1910-1925 • The Legacy of the Second World War: Retribution, Reconstruction and Reconciliation in Europe since 1945 • The Rights Revolution: Civil Rights Movements and the Law in the US since 1945 • The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the Atlantic World, c1500-1900 • Troubled Superpower: The Soviet Union, 1941-1991

Options Options are drawn from a list of over 30 available modules across the School in all areas of our expertise, including topics such as: • The Art of Death: Representations, Rituals and Records in England, 1300-1450 • Churchill’s Army: The British Army in the Second World War • From Blitzkrieg to Baghdad: Armoured Warfare 1916-2005 • From Buffalo Bill to Bison Burgers: The American West in the 20th Century • The Global Burden of Disease, 1850-1960 • History of Modern Medicine and Medical Ethics, 1800-2000 • Late Stuart and Hanoverian Britain, 1688-1750 • Pre-Industrial England • Russia 1855-1945: Reform, Revolution and War • The Tools of Empire, 1760-1920 • War, Revolution and Dictatorship in Europe, 1870-1945. For more information on all of our modules, please visit www.kent.ac.uk/history/undergraduate/ programmes/history

DID YOU KNOW? History at Kent was rated 2nd nationally in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise.

Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type

Teaching and assessment

Full-time and part-time.

Teaching is by a combination of lectures, providing a broad overview, and seminars, which focus on discussing particular issues and are led by student presentations. Lectures and seminars use a variety of materials, including original documents, films and documentaries, illuminated manuscripts, slide and PowerPoint demonstrations.

Typical offer levels

The School of History uses a mixture of assessment patterns. The standard formats are 100% coursework or 60% examination and 40% coursework.

Careers Historians develop excellent skills of analysis, frequently assessing multiple and often conflicting sources before condensing opinions into concise, well-structured prose. Graduates are able to demonstrate self-motivation and the ability to work independently, demonstrating to potential employers that they respond positively to various challenges and that they can work to tight schedules and manage heavy workloads.

History: ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 5 in HL History or 6 in SL History where taken, or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 5 in HL History or 6 in SL History where taken. European History: ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 5 in HL History or 6 in SL History where taken, or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 5 in HL History or 6 in SL History where taken. Joint honours: AAB/ABB/BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 5 in HL History or 6 in SL History where taken, or IB Diploma with 15/16 points at Higher inc 5 in HL History or 6 in SL History where taken.

Required subjects A level History/Archaeology/Classical Civilisation grade B where taken or History to at least GCSE grade B if an appropriate subject is not taken at A level. European History: GCSE grade B in chosen language (French or German).

Year abroad Many graduates find employment in fields such as journalism and the media, management and administration, local and national civil services, the museums and heritage sector, commerce and banking, teaching and research, and the law.

See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries In a report first published in 2005*, Professor David Nicholls stated: “In recent years, history graduates have become celebrated lawyers, press barons, well-known television and newspaper journalists, famous comedians and entertainers, awardwinning authors, heads of advisory bodies and charities, directors of major museums, top diplomats and civil servants, chief constables, high-ranking officers in the armed forces and business millionaires.” In a recent follow-up to the report, Professor Nicholls concluded that, despite the increasingly competitive job market, History graduates continue to excel. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

*The Employability of History Students by Professor David Nicholls, The Academy of Higher Education

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EMILY DENNIS HISTORY How is your course going?

What have you done outside your studies?

My course is going very well. I’ve found areas of history that I never knew existed and that’s fantastic. I love finding subjects that I really enjoy learning, reading about and looking into further – the degree has really brought out a spark for knowledge in me.

Last summer, I did a voluntary internship at the National Maritime Museum and worked for the National Trust. I also help on Visit Days and Open Days, and have been a course representative since my first year – I think it’s so important for students to be able to put their views in an equal forum with academics. I am President of the History Society, which meets every week for academic events and fun socials, and I’m in the University choir. There’s nothing better than singing in Canterbury Cathedral.

How would you describe your lecturers? They’re very enthusiastic about their subject. It’s so different studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level, where you can see the passion your lecturers have for their research.

What has the support been like? I was quite ill when I came here so I needed support from the off. The School could not have been better. Each student is assigned a tutor who you can always go to and we have a student support officer as well.

Have you any advice for other students? If you have a passion for history, it’s only going to be encouraged at university. I loved history before I started my degree, and now I just can’t get enough of it. I absolutely love the subject!


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HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF ART For over 20 years, Kent has been at the cutting edge in providing innovative and interdisciplinary teaching approaches in the visual arts. We have established research strengths in aesthetics, contemporary art, photographic studies, the philosophy of art, art history and in developing teaching approaches to the subject. These interests are reflected in the rich variety of modules we offer our students throughout their time at Kent. The high quality of our teaching has led to History & Philosophy of Art staff receiving several university teaching awards as well as nominations for excellence in practice in the students’ union annual awards for excellence in teaching. Alongside traditional academic modules, there are also opportunities for practice-based learning and engagement with the visual arts, for example, by taking photographs, writing criticism, curating exhibitions, or by collecting art, on behalf of the department, for our growing and highly distinctive Print Collection. All of these modules provide both a high level of academic engagement with the subject and give you some of the key aptitudes required for future employment in a competitive job market. Following an award from the Higher Education Academy (HEA), we are running a pilot programme providing direct support for our students with their personal statements and testimonials for their future careers. We also offer a year in industry option.

“The best reason for studying art history at Kent is undoubtedly the quality of teaching. The learning environment is encouraging and supportive and provides you with not only the core skills needed for your subject, but also the highly desirable transferable skills that help to equip you for life after university.” Jane Powell HPA graduate, now an administrator at the Marx Memorial Library, Clerkenwell

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Art and Film p43 Cultural Studies p83 Fine Art p106 Visual and Performed Arts p189

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60%, including passing all components, guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

Degree programmes Single honours • History & Philosophy of Art (V350) 3 years

Joint honours These are some of the more popular joint honours degrees. For other combinations, including the chance to study abroad for a year, see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246. History & Philosophy of Art and... • Classical & Archaeological Studies (VQ38) 3 years • Cultural Studies (VV93) 3 years • English and American Literature (VQ33) 3 years • Film Studies (VW36) 3 years • French (VR31) 4 years • History (VV31) 3 years

Stage 1 Core modules 90 credits from the following (all available in 15 or 30-credit formats): • Now that is Art! Aesthetics and the Visual Arts

• Photography and its Histories • Picasso: Study of a Single Artist • The Shock of the Now: Themes in Contemporary Art.

Stage 2/3 You take one 30-credit core module, and 210 credits of optional modules, 60 of which can come from subjects across the Faculty of Humanities.

Core module • Reading the Image

Art History • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Abstraction and Construction Art and Film Art and Forensics (tbc) Art in a Global Context (tbc) Beauty in Theory, Culture and Contemporary Art Camera, Light and Darkroom Classicism and Baroque Drawing on History French Painting in the 19th Century Patronage and Cultural Organisation Exposed: The Aesthetics of the Body Print Collecting and Curating Reading the Image Renaissance Art and Architecture Russian Painting The Sublime, the Disgusting and the Laughable Surrealism and Photography Visual Arts Internship Visual Arts Writing Warhol to Whiteread: Postmodernity and Visual Art Practice


www.kent.ac.uk/arts/hpa

A year abroad Currently, our European programmes have exchanges with the University of Bologna in Italy and the University of Amsterdam in Holland, and we are exploring new exchange programmes with other universities including Hong Kong. Courses at the University of Bologna are taught in Italian, but at the University of Amsterdam the programme is taught in English.

Sample the ‘art world’ Have you ever wondered what’s involved in curating an art exhibition, researching and writing art reviews or working in an art gallery, museum or archive? A distinctive feature of our degrees is the chance to put your knowledge into practice and develop work-related skills, such as gallery management and curating, art collecting and dealing, as well as practical writing skills for the media. The Studio 3 Gallery in the new School of Arts RIBA award–winning building, where the department is based, is a high-calibre exhibition venue that hosts home and visiting exhibitions, and allows students to develop professional curatorial skills. We also offer practical studio-based modules in photography.

Year in industry The School of Arts’ Year in Industry gives you an opportunity to gain relevant workplace experience as part of your programme of study. We have long recognised the benefits of taking a year abroad and the increased awareness and confidence the experience brings, and now want to offer these benefits to students within the workplace. The year in industry takes place between your second and final year and gives you the opportunity to increase your contacts and network so that you can hit the ground running when you graduate.The year is assessed on a pass/fail basis through employer feedback and a written report that you submit.

Teaching and assessment In History & Philosophy of Art, we emphasise a close working relationship with students. The personal tutor system ensures that all of our students have access to a designated tutor for pastoral support and additional academic guidance throughout their time at Kent.

All modules include weekly lectures and small group seminars, but a distinctive feature of History & Philosophy of Art at Kent is that many modules involve visits to London museums, and other out-ofclassroom teaching venues. Helping students to acquire independence of thought and the skills of autonomous study are central to our teaching ethos. All modules provided by History & Philosophy of Art are assessed solely by coursework, such as essays, presentations, image or text analyses and other module-related activities. This helps you develop in-depth knowledge of topics within modules that are most interesting and relevant to your study, and to acquire a wide range of generic and transferable skills. We have found formative assessment of this type both rigorous but also responsive to the ways in which students learn and develop their academic confidence.

Careers At Kent, we take the commitment to supporting and preparing our students for life after university very seriously. A degree in History & Philosophy of Art enables you to explore the history, meaning and nature of the visual arts, while also giving you the skills for a career in the arts industries and elsewhere. In terms of careers in the visual arts, the following are just some of the areas our recent graduates have entered: archivist and art historian; art librarian; arts shipping and insurance; arts therapy; auctioneering; craft studio workshop management; community arts/project development work; art dealing and brokerage; valuer; gallerist; heritage management; independent curator/art consultant; journalism; picture/provenance researcher; and photography.

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Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time. Please note, we welcome applications from part-time students who may not have the traditional academic qualifications, but who are motivated to study. For more information, please contact Dr Grant Pooke 01227 82347.

Typical offer levels Single honours: AAB/ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 17 points at Higher. It is our policy to interview all applicants regardless of predicted grades. Offers made may subsequently be based on perceived ability, aptitude and motivation for academic study identified at interview. Joint honours: AAB/ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 17/16 points at Higher.

Required subjects None.

Year abroad/in industry See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries

In addition, many of our students opt to go on to postgraduate study in areas such as: museum curation and management, restoration and conservation, teaching, cultural tourism and the heritage sector.

T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk If you would like to have an informal chat with a member of academic staff about studying at Kent, please contact either: Dr Theresa Mikuriya, j.t.mikuriya@kent.ac.uk Admissions Officer, or Dr Grant Pooke FRSA g.f.pooke@kent.ac.uk, Head of Section and Convenor, Part-time Programmes.

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 4th in the UK for graduate employment prospects for art and design students in The Guardian University Guide 2012.


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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY The Information Technology (IT) degrees give you the skills you need for the practical application of computing to areas typically found in industry. These include e-commerce, information systems, and computer consultancy. The Business Information Technology degree incorporates much of the IT course, but also includes business oriented modules. Our IT course can be studied as the Information Technology general degree, where a subject focus is decided during the course of the study, or as the themed degree, Information Technology (Consultancy), where the specific focus is decided at the time of enrolment and named in the degree title. Over half our students choose to do a Year in Industry. This gives you work experience, a salary and the possibility of a job with the same company after graduation. The Kent IT Clinic option offers the opportunity to learn how to become an IT Consultant by providing computing support to local businesses while earning credit towards your degree. The School of Computing is an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence for programming education, with 95% of our research judged to be of international quality. The School is also home to two National Teaching Fellows, authors of widely used textbooks and award-winning Java teaching systems such as BlueJ and Greenfoot.

“I am finding the course very interesting and have learnt a lot. I thoroughly enjoyed my first year and the time went so quickly. The second year is more challenging, with more coursework, shorter deadlines and increased group work. In the third year, there is more flexibility, with a choice of options to take.” Michelle Boorman Information Technology

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the computer science pathway of the Kent IFP guarantees you entry onto the first year of these degree programmes.

Degree programmes Single honours • Business Information Technology (NG14:K) 3 years • Business Information Technology with a Year in Industry (NG1F:K) 4 years • Information Technology (G503:K) 3 years • Information Technology with a Year in Industry (G505:K) 4 years • Information Technology (Consultancy) (G508:K) 3 years • Information Technology (Consultancy) with a Year in Industry (G509:K) 4 years Please note that the undergraduate provision is currently subject to a complete review. Details of the precise structure of all programmes will be shown on our website: www.cs.kent.ac.uk

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Business Studies p61 Computer Science p69 Computing – Joint Honours p73 Web Computing p193

Stage 1 You take eight 15-credit core modules which are likely to cover the following topics: computing concepts, computer systems, information systems, programming, and business/marketing, depending on your chosen subject.

Stage 2 You take eight 15-credit core modules which are likely to cover the following topics: databases, networking, information systems, consultancy, software engineering, finance and management.

Stage 3 Core module • Computing Project or Consultancy Modules chosen from a range, covering consultancy, enterprise, security, computing law, operations management, business law and strategy, etc.


www.cs.kent.ac.uk/students

A year in industry

Careers

There are year in industry options on all of our programmes. The School of Computing’s dedicated Placement Team help you find a placement and support you during the year. Our students go to a wide range of companies, including IBM, Intel and Thomson Reuters, or overseas to employers in locations including Amsterdam, Hong Kong and the USA.

Graduates who have both IT knowledge and business skills can expect excellent career prospects. Our recent graduates now work at Accenture, Barclays Capital, BT, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Intel, KCC, Kent Police, Lilly, Microsoft, Oracle, Thomson Reuters, T-Mobile and Thales.

Teaching and assessment Most modules run for a single 12-week term, and usually include a combination of lectures, seminars, private study and practical sessions. Teaching is based on lectures, with practical classes and seminars, but we are also introducing more innovative ways of teaching, such as virtual learning environments and work-based tuition. Work includes group projects, case studies and computer simulations, with a large-scale project of your own choice in the final year. Assessment is by a combination of coursework and end-of-year examination and details are shown in the module outlines on the web. Project modules are assessed wholly by coursework.

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

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Location Medway.

Award BSc (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points overall or 16 points at Higher Level. BTEC National Diploma Distinction, Distinction, Merit.

Required subjects GCSE Mathematics grade C or IB Diploma Mathematics 4 at HL or 5 at SL.

Year in industry See left.

Professional recognition NG14:K, NG1F:K: These programmes have partial British Computer Society Chartered IT Professional (BCS CITP) accreditation. G503:K, G505:K: These programmes have Initial Full BCS CITP accreditation.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Students who choose the Year in Industry option and gain real work experience typically get a higher degree result at graduation.


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INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES Recent scandals in the provision of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have drawn attention to the importance of specialist staff training. This programme, taught at the Tizard Centre – a leading centre for teaching, research and service provision in intellectual/ developmental disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders – offers such training. It is designed specifically for those who provide community and school-based services, such as home leaders, peripatetic team leaders, instructors, community support staff, special educational needs teachers and teaching assistants. This comprehensive, competency-based programme allows you to integrate your learning with practical work carried out in daily experience working in your own organisation. The course covers a range of theoretical and applied topics essential to effective working in care environments. You complete assignments in the workplace, where you put your learning into practice, and have the opportunity to get feedback from a team of academic experts in the field. You tackle important practical problems against a background of shared experience with other students in similar circumstances. As practical work takes time to complete, the programme runs full-time over three years. The final year of the programme focuses on the scientific principles and practices of Applied Behaviour Analysis and is one of only two such undergraduate programmes in the UK.

“The teaching has been extremely diverse, which is really great! The teachers encourage participation from all students. They make it clear that no question you ask will be regarded as silly, which enables us to question everything to ensure we’ve fully understood.” Jo Allcorn Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Degree programme

Stage 2

Single honours

Core modules

• Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (L512) 3 years

You take four 15-credit modules and one workbased 60-credit module.

Stage 1

• Assessing and Understanding Challenging Behaviour • Designing Behaviour Support Plans • Implementing and Evaluating Behaviour Support Plans • Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support • Work-Based Learning in Positive Behaviour Support

Core modules You take four 15-credit modules, and one workbased 60-credit module. • Academic Development • Person-Centred Values and Support • Promoting Choice, Well-Being and Communication • Supporting Participation and Independence • Work-Based Learning in Person-Centred Support

Stage 3 Core modules Again, you take four 15-credit modules and one work-based 60-credit module. • • • • •

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Autism Studies p47 Health and Social Care p115 Social Sciences p173 Social Work p176

Concepts of Applied Behaviour Analysis Developing and Implementing Interventions Observation and Analysis of Behaviour Values, Ethics and Professional Practice Work-Based Learning in Applied Behaviour Analysis


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Location Canterbury.

Award BSc (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels CCC at A level. Mature students who do not hold appropriate qualifications can apply, but you need to demonstrate that you have the skills/ experience to study at degree level. All students must be in employment or otherwise have access to work with children or adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Required subjects None.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries

Teaching and assessment

Careers

Teaching methods include mini-lectures, individual and group exercises, some with the use of video feedback. Exercises vary in length, in some cases being practice ‘simulations’ spread over several hours. There are exercises involving local services and people with intellectual disabilities. We also use analysis of published papers and reviews of the literature relevant to practice to explore the evidence base.

This course is ideal for carers or practitioners in services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, including health, social care and education. Special educational needs teachers and teaching assistants will also find this course invaluable, and anyone looking for a new career in those areas will not find a better course than this one.

Work-based learning includes the production of assessed work, systematic reflection on practice, participation in supervision/mentoring arrangements and training/leadership of others.

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Assessment is mainly based on reports and videos of practical work undertaken with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders. This allows us to integrate assessment with the development of practice.

DID YOU KNOW? Social Policy at Kent was ranked 10th in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2011.

T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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www.kent.ac.uk/tizard

INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES This programme, enables you to work in constructive, non-aversive and ethically sound ways with people who are often marginalised and vulnerable, and to develop the practical skills essential for effective working in this area. The programme increases your understanding of the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across statutory, private and voluntary agencies in the care sector. The Foundation Degree puts the emphasis on practice. We expect students to be practitioners already working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. You bring your own knowledge and experience to the programme, which in turn influences the teaching methods used. We encourage applications from people from a wide variety of backgrounds who may not have traditionally recognised qualifications.

Location Canterbury.

Programme

Teaching and assessment

• FdSc Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (L513)

Teaching methods include mini-lectures, individual and group exercises, some with the use of video feedback. Exercises vary in length, in some cases being guided practice ‘simulations’ spread over several hours. We analyse published papers and review literature relevant to practice. You also do work-based learning in your place of employment.

Award FdSc.

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Offer levels CCC at A level. Mature students who do not hold appropriate qualifications can apply but need to demonstrate they have the skills/experience to study at degree level. Applicants should be employed working directly with children or adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Required subjects GCSE English Language grade C (or an acceptable equivalent).

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk

Year 1 Core modules • Academic Development • Person-Centred Values and Support • Promoting Choice, Well-Being and Communication • Supporting Participation and Independence • Work-Based Learning in Person-Centred Support

Assessment is by written reports on the application of knowledge in practice. You complete a personal portfolio documenting your learning and reflecting on the learning process.

Careers/progression routes Year 2 Core modules • Assessing and Understanding Challenging Behaviour • Designing Behaviour Support Plans • Implementing and Evaluating Behaviour Support Plans • Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support • Work-Based Learning in Positive Behaviour Support

Possible careers include carers or practitioners in services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities including health, social care and education. Students who successfully complete the programme may also progress onto the third year of the Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities BSc, see p126.


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Canterbury

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS This programme offers you the opportunity to pursue a thorough grounding in general business subjects while developing more detailed knowledge and skills within the specialism of international business. The modern business environment is increasingly international in scope. Consequently, this programme not only gives you a thorough grounding in the core topics that are key for all businesses’ success, but combines this with the study of contemporary issues within the international business environment. You also have the option of studying a modern European language, coupled with the opportunity to spend a year in Europe or Asia studying at one of our partner universities. The programme equips you with the key skills and knowledge essential for managing a business, both domestically and within an international context. It will strongly appeal to students who are considering a future career in international management.

“Taking the International Business degree at Kent will provide you with specialist knowledge in international business issues. You will gain insight into the strategies needed to approach management in a multinational and multicultural environment, as well as an understanding of the role of emerging economies.”

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP)

Dr Patricia Lewis Senior Lecturer, Management

Stage 1

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Business Administration p59 Business & Management p61 European Studies p102 French p110

Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60%, including passing all components, guarantees you entry onto the first year of the N126 and N128 degree programmes.

Degree programmes Single honours • International Business (N126) 3 years • International Business with a Year Abroad (N127) 4 years • International Business with a Year in Industry (N128) 4 years

Core modules • • • • • • • •

Business Skills Computing for Business and Accounting Financial Accounting, Reporting and Analysis The Global Business Environment Introduction to Statistics for Business Introduction to Management Introduction to Marketing Microeconomics for Business

Options • Developing English Language for Business (for those students who would like to improve their English) • European Language (for students taking International Business with a Year Abroad,

the European Language module is taken instead of Business Skills and Introduction to Statistics for Business)

Stage 2/3 Core modules • • • • • • •

Business in Emerging Markets European Business International Business International Business: A Strategic Perspective Managing People Marketing Strategy Operations Management

Options • Accounting for Management Control and Decision Making • Business Management Project • E-Marketing • E-Commerce and Business • Enterprise • Ethics in International Relations • International Business Transactions • International Marketing • Introduction to Microeconomics • Management of Human Resources in Contemporary Organisations • New Enterprise Start-up • The Psychology of the Workplace • The Rise of China Either • A European language Or • Extending English Language for Business

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A year abroad/in industry

Careers

Students on the Year in Industry programme undertake a work placement either in the UK or abroad which must have an international element. If you are on the Year Abroad programme, you spend a year studying abroad between Stages 2 and 3 at one of our partner universities. Currently, we have links with a large number of institutions in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and China.

Kent Business School equips you with the skills you need to build a successful career. Through your study, you acquire communication skills, the ability to work in a team and independently, and the ability to express your opinions passionately and persuasively. The international focus of this degree further enhances your prospects as many employers view a graduate with overseas experience as more employable. Through modules on entrepreneurship, such as our New Enterprise Start-up module, we give you the confidence and the expertise you need to start your own business, and, through our varied contacts in the business world, we give you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as part of your degree.

Teaching and assessment We use a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, case-study analysis, group projects and presentations, and computer-based situations. You have approximately 12 hours of class time per week, and regular access to a personal tutor for advice on any matter concerning your studies or your performance on the course. For language study, teaching takes place in small groups, with regular assessed work throughout the year. The latest language learning technology is used extensively to support classroom-based learning. Assessment is by a mixture of coursework and end-of-module examinations, with the examinations normally counting for up to 70% of the marks for each module.

Possible careers include trainee management positions in the private or public sectors in the UK or overseas, or further study for an MA, MSc or professional examinations in, for example, marketing, personnel or accounting. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels A/AS level 320 points (3 A level equivalents), IB Diploma 33 points inc 4 in Mathematics or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 4 in Mathematics.

Required subjects GCSE Mathematics grade C. N127 only: GCSE modern European language (other than English) grade C. A level German grade C required for German option.

Year abroad/in industry See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was placed 5th in the UK for Business and Management graduate employment prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2012.


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Canterbury

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION PROGRAMME If you need to extend your existing academic qualifications, study skills or ability in English for direct entry to university, the University of Kent’s oneyear International Foundation Programme gives you the opportunity to do so. The International Foundation Programme (IFP) has been specifically designed to prepare international students for academic study on a wide range of our undergraduate degree programmes in the humanities, social sciences and sciences, including pathways to Architecture, Business, Computing, Economics, Engineering, Law and Psychology. The IFP at the University of Kent was one of the first international foundation programmes to be offered by a British university and has been in existence for over 20 years. The IFP is delivered at the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus. Students on the IFP are full members of the University with access to all our leisure, support and study facilities on campus. We also offer you a place in our purpose-built student accommodation. On successful completion of the IFP (and through meeting the University’s rules of progression), you are guaranteed entry onto a full undergraduate degree at the University of Kent.

“The International Foundation Programme is the best way to get ready for the next years at university and literally gives you the foundation to start university without any fears.” Theofano Michael International Foundation Year Social Sciences

Programmes • International Foundation Programme Humanities (Q308) 1 year • International Foundation Programme Social Sciences (L590) 1 year • International Foundation Programme Social Sciences (Business pathway only) (L591) 1 year (January intake) • International Foundation Programme Computer Science (G408) 1 year • International Foundation Programme Electronic Engineering (H609) 1 year

Why choose the IFP at Kent? As a student on the International Foundation Programme at Kent, you benefit from: • an internationally recognised course with highquality teaching in all areas • courses taught on the Canterbury campus, situated close to London and continental Europe • a welcoming and safe international campus environment with on-campus accommodation offered to all new IFP students • access to Kent’s extensive study support, welfare, computing, sports and leisure facilities, and a wide choice of clubs and societies

• a specially designed Personal Development Planning Programme to help you manage your learning, succeed academically, think about work experience and plan your career • a structured programme of personal and academic support, including a Personal Tutor who can advise you on your academic decisions throughout the year • an active social programme to help you become familiar with the University and the local environment, including a special Welcome Week in September with a ‘meet and greet’ at the airport, a welcome dinner, afternoon tea and trips to local attractions • an opportunity to gain experience of your chosen undergraduate degree programme by attending additional skills-based sessions • the opportunity to study languages other than English through our Language Express programme.

DID YOU KNOW? The International Foundation Programme at Kent is one of the most well-established and well-respected courses of its type in the UK.

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What do I study?

Teaching and assessment

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a modular course over three terms, starting in September. (For those wishing to take the IFP Social Sciences Business pathway, there is also the option to begin your studies in January.) All students take one module in Skills and Academic English and either take a module in English for Academic Study or complete a Project. The Skills and Academic English classes differ from ‘English language’ classes as you will be working to develop skills to fully enjoy your academic experience in the UK. These include, for example, developing your sense of responsibility in seminar/group work and as an independent student, improving your skills in time management, project management and individual responsibility towards learning, and developing your analytical and critical skills.

Our IFP is taught by our own academics and this allows us to offer teaching of an exceptional quality. Teaching is organised in small groups and includes lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, IT training and independent learning. Assessment will be through a combination of exams and coursework.

Students then choose three other modules, from the list below, depending on their chosen pathway. • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Entry to chosen honours degrees in Humanities, Social Sciences or Sciences. Most degree subjects have specific requirements for foundation students above the level of a minimum pass and candidates should check the current level of such requirements with the University prior to accepting offers of places on the foundation year. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

N/A.

Programme type Full-time. Good school-leaving certificate. IELTS: minimum of 5.0 (5.0 reading, 5.0 writing and 5.0 listening and speaking). TOEFL: 60 internet-based (15 in reading and 15 in writing). Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English D. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English C. Contact the University to check whether other qualifications are acceptable.

Required subjects Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Electronics, Economics and Psychology degrees: a high enough standard in Mathematics. Architecture degrees: a portfolio of observational drawings and other visual work, for example, photography, sculpture, painting. Download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/courses/foundation

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 or contact the Centre for English and World Languages at E: ifpinfo@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change, for the latest course information see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

Sample IFP pathways leading to University of Kent degrees include:

IFP modules

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Foundation programme leaflet

*Subject to approval.

Degree programmes

Canterbury.

Typical offer levels

Careers

Biosciences* Design Literature Business Management Economics Computing History Electronic and Communications Engineering Maths and Quantitative Methods Law Politics Philosophy Sociology Psychology

Law

Business

History

Design

Philosophy

Maths and QM

Sociology

Literature

Politics

Economics

Literature

Philosophy

Law

Business Administration

Psychology

Politics and International Relations

Location

Economics Accounting and Finance

History English Language and Linguistics

Architecture Drama Film Studies


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Canterbury

ITALIAN

With Italy continually proving herself as a cornerstone in culture, art and history across Europe, you cannot help but be inspired to learn the language. By learning Italian, you give yourself a tool to explore this cultural richness and to open your eyes to its Roman heritage, the Renaissance, modern architecture, fashion and car design. It is a hugely popular language spoken not only in its home country, but also by over 15 million people in Switzerland, North America and Australia. Italian was one of the first language departments created at Kent and we are proud to offer a course of study which gives you the opportunity to learn Italian to a high standard and gain real insight into Italian culture, literature and society. The course covers topics such as the history of Italian literature, 19th and 20th-century Italian fiction, Fascism, neorealist and post-neorealist cinema, modernism, gender studies and women writers. You can study Italian at Kent whether you have an A level or GCSE in Italian, or as a beginner. You can study either full-time or part-time. The majority of the Italian teaching staff are native speakers and there are usually a number of exchange students within the department, so you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the language. This is supplemented by excellent technical facilities, including three satellite TV channels, videos, DVDs and computer-assisted language learning.

“We have a number of teachers who are incredibly funny, lively and interesting, and they just make learning the language a complete joy. They tell us anecdotes, make us laugh and bring everything to life.”

Degree programmes

Stage 1

Single honours

Core modules

• Italian (R300) 4 years (At the time of going to press, the content for this new programme was not finalised; for details please see, www.kent.ac.uk/secl/italian or email Dr Lorenzo Chiesa at l.chiesa@kent.ac.uk)

• Learning Italian 1 (Beginners) or • Learning Italian 3C (Post A level) • Writing Italy Through the Centuries

Joint honours

Options • History of Italian Cinema: The Legacy of Neo-realism

Italian and... Vicki Phippen Italian and Comparative Literature

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Cultural Studies p83 European Studies p102 French p110 Hispanic Studies p117

• Business Administration (NR23) 4 years • Classical & Archaeological Studies (QR83) 4 years • Comparative Literature (QR23) 4 years • Cultural Studies (Italian) (R3V9) 4 years • Drama (RW34) 4 years • English and American Literature (QR33) 4 years • Film Studies (RW36) 4 years • French (RR13) 4 years • German (RR23) 4 years • Hispanic Studies (RR43) 4 years • History (RV31) 4 years • History & Philosophy of Art (RV35) 4 years • Philosophy (RVH5) 4 years

European programmes • Social Anthropology with Italian (L673) 4 years • Sociology with Italian (L373) 4 years

Plus required modules for your other joint honours subject.

Stage 2/3 Core modules • Learning Italian 2 (Intermediate) or Learning Italian 4 (Advanced 1) • Learning Italian 5 (Advanced 2)

Options You can choose from the following modules: • Art and Architecture of the Renaissance • Catching the Tide: Cultural Renewal in 20th-Century Italy • Dogs, Devils and Demons: Images of Hell in Virgil and Dante • Italian Cinema and Literature • Italian Dissertation • Italian Extended Essay • Italian Landscapes of Poetry: Nature, Eroticism and Poetics • Italian Short Story

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Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels Single honours: ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 4 at HL or 5 at SL in a modern European language other than English or IB Diploma 16 points at HL in a modern European language other than English. Joint honours: ABB-BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 4 at HL or 5 at SL in a modern European language other than English or IB Diploma 15 points at HL in a modern European language other than English.

Required subjects

• Learning Italian through Literature • Midnight in the Century: Fascism in Film and Literature • Women Writers of the 20th Century. Plus required modules for your other joint honours subject.

A year abroad You normally spend the year abroad (if Italian is your only modern language subject) at one of our exchange universities in Italy – Bologna, Parma, Pavia or Salerno. Alternatively, you can opt to work as an English language assistant in an Italian school.

Careers The ability to speak another European language is a key asset in the global employment market, and many employers view a graduate with overseas study experience as more employable. Recent graduates have gone into teaching, translating and interpreting, marketing, journalism and publishing. Many of our graduates spend time working abroad. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Italian from beginner’s level: GCSE modern European language (other than English) grade B. Italian from advanced level: A level Italian grade B.

Year abroad See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

A paid internship programme is available at the prestigious Italian Trust-Fondazione CRT, based in Turin.

Teaching and assessment Teaching is by lectures and seminars. We have extensive technical facilities, including three satellite TV channels, video and DVDs and computer-assisted language learning. Depending on the modules you select, assessment throughout all stages of the course varies from 100% coursework (extended essays or dissertation), to a combination of examination and coursework, in the ratio 50:50, 60:40, 70:30 or 80:20.

DID YOU KNOW? In the 2011 National Student Survey 92% of European Languages and Area Studies’ students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course.


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Medway

JOURNALISM

Journalism is fascinating, rewarding and influential. In a world hungry for information about issues ranging from global warming to fashion and from armed conflict to football, the ultra-competitive modern media market needs versatile, multimedia journalists with cutting-edge academic and vocational skills and a highly developed awareness of ethics. In this prestigious, professionally accredited programme, you study for an honours degree that includes history, politics and law while completing the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ Diploma in Journalism and learning radio, television and online skills required by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. Tutors include working reporters and columnists, former editors of national newspapers, radio and television programmes and magazines, network broadcasters and web publishers. Their professional expertise is reinforced by excellent academic teaching by leading historians, political scientists and lawyers. The course is based in state-of-the-art newsrooms complete with dedicated radio and television studios, editing and production facilities. From the outset, you learn to write and report in text, on air and for the internet. Work placements with the KM Group are guaranteed and placements in other news organisations are also available. The Centre for Journalism has its own dedicated website, www.centreforjournalism.co.uk

“I like the course because it is taught by experienced journalists. It doesn’t just focus on theory, it is hands on. We actually get to work ourselves.” Laura Hartmann Journalism

Degree programme

Teaching and assessment

Single honours

Each day in the Centre for Journalism begins with an editorial conference. Students and staff gather in the newsrooms to discuss the top stories on the local, national and international news agendas and to consider how they have been reported in newspapers, by broadcasters and online.

• Journalism and the News Industry (P500:K) 3 years

Stage 1 Mandatory topics include: • British Government and Politics • History of Journalism • Principles and Practice of Convergent Journalism (Radio, Television and Online) • Reporting and Writing (Print Journalism) • Shorthand.

Stage 2/3

Not sure? How about... • • • •

English Language and Linguistics p95 English Literature p98 Law p139, p141 Politics and International Relations p161

Topics may include, but are not limited to: • Documentary Making • Feature Writing • Freedom of Expression • Journalists in Fiction and Film • Media Law and Ethics • Multimedia Storytelling • News Websites and Citizen Reporters • Reporting Conflict • Reporting the Environment • Spin, Propaganda and Investigative Reporting.

Teaching is by a variety of methods including masterclasses, lectures, seminars, films and small group discussions. Professional skills are taught in a live newsroom environment, which replicates the atmosphere of a working multimedia newsroom. You participate in regular Live News Days, during which you work to deadline to produce live radio and television bulletins and newspaper pages, and to update websites. There are frequent guest lectures and masterclasses by working journalists and editors, including network broadcasters and editors of national and regional newspapers and magazines. Assessment includes coursework (such as academic essays, television, radio and online news reports and newspaper articles) and examinations. Students compile portfolios of reports. In your final year, you complete an extended project in journalism, which may take the form of a television or radio documentary, an extended newspaper or magazine article, or a web report.

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Location Medway.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels Minimum of ABB at A Level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 4 in Mathematics or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 4 in Mathematics. International students for whom English is a second language will need to pass IELTS level 8, in addition to meeting the above requirements.

Required subjects

Careers Possible careers could include newspaper, broadcast and online reporting and other editorial roles in the news industry, or in communications roles for charities, NGOs and campaign groups or political parties. This degree prepares you to work across the broadcast, print and online media. The skills you acquire include working under pressure to strict deadlines, writing accurate, balanced reports and

analysing complex material. You learn to communicate with non-specialised audiences and to present your opinion coherently and with passion. These skills are highly prized by employers in many fields. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Good passes in traditional academic subjects are required. Examples include English Literature, History, Mathematics, Politics, Chemistry and modern foreign languages. Suitable candidates will be invited to attend a compulsory 30-minute interview and to sit a two-hour admissions test including English, news writing and current affairs knowledge.

Professional recognition The degree is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Students on the BA in Journalism and the News Industry are eligible to compete for the Sky News Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship. For details, go to www.centreforjournalism.co.uk


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Student profile

MELANIE WIMMER JOURNALISM What attracted you to studying at Kent?

How would you describe your fellow students?

This journalism course was unique and the Medway campus is close to London, a city I fell in love with years ago.

They are all really friendly, caring and fun to hang around with. We always go to our lectures in one big group and spend our lunchtime together.

How is your course going?

What are the facilities like on campus?

It’s stressful at times but very interesting. I loved the module on history because we looked at how journalists covered it and different theories. I also enjoyed shorthand, as it was something completely different.

Luckily, we have our own Centre for Journalism with really good, new equipment. The library is also well-equipped and spacious.

How would you describe your lecturers? They are very experienced and, because they are active journalists, they are role models for all of us. The lecturers make it clear that we can come to them, no matter what problems we have, and we all have a personal tutor.

I regularly go to the gym and I love the fact that it’s so close to University and my student house. I also like to go to the cinema at the Dockside, go shopping at Bluewater or spend a day with my friends in London or Rochester.

What kind of career do you hope to follow? I definitely want to be a journalist – it’s something I’ve always wanted to do – probably writing about academic issues.


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ALISON HOLLIS LAW (LLB) What attracted you to Kent

How would you describe the social scene?

I visited Kent the year before I began my studies and thought it was really pretty. The campus is very scenic and has a relaxing and laid-back atmosphere. Kent is very diverse – there are lots of different people from different places, which makes it unique. And you learn something new every day!

There were a number of events organised for international students on arrival to make us feel welcome, including a visit to Leeds Castle and the International Student Welcome Dinner, which gave us the opportunity to network and meet different people – I found that really beneficial.

But I chose to study here mainly because Kent has a very good reputation in Bermuda.

How have you found the course?

The pubs and bars on campus are good and you have the Gulbenkian Cinema and Theatre, too. I also tend to eat out a lot in Canterbury and have been sightseeing here and in London.

It’s going well. The modules are really interesting and the teaching is very good, too. In terms of support, the seminar leaders are great – they have office hours and are contactable by email. The lecturers put their slides online after lectures and sound files of the lectures are made available online as well, which I find very useful.

I’m a professional photographer in my spare time, so I’ve got involved with the Photography and Modelling Society at Kent (I’m currently the Vice-President), and have even had the opportunity to undertake some photography work for the University!


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LAW AT CANTERBURY

Kent Law School is recognised as one of the leading law schools in the UK. It has an international reputation both for its research and for the high quality, innovative, critical and socio-legal education that it provides. It boasts a carefully designed and wide-ranging curriculum, an institutional commitment to teaching excellence, as well as extensive international links. In addition to offering a highly successful mooting programme and a variety of activities to prepare students for successful future careers, the Law School also houses a multi-award winning Law Clinic that offers students the opportunity to gain unparalleled experience of legal practice, enabling them to advise and represent clients under the supervision of qualified solicitors. In short, at Kent Law School you develop not only your legal knowledge but your intellectual, analytical and practical skills, ensuring that you have the academic and professional tools required for a successful career in law or in other professional contexts. The Kent electronic law library, Lawlinks, is one of the best in the UK. All modules have their own websites and many of the lectures are recorded when given live and made available as MP3 files. If you already have or will have a degree in another subject, you can apply for our ‘Senior Status’ programme. This allows you to complete the LLB in two years rather than three.

“I am really enjoying the course, which I find interesting and challenging. Law is such a broad subject and this degree has given me a lot of room to express my opinion on so many topics.” Imogen Canavan Law

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the IFP with a overall average of 60%, including passing all components and achieving 60% in the academic skills and English modules, and, 60% in Law, if taken, guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

Degree programmes Single honours • • • •

Law (M100) 3 years Law with a Year in China (M103) 4 years Law with a Year in Hong Kong (M104) 4 years Law with French Language and a Year Abroad (Canada) (M1R1) 4 years

• • • •

Politics (LM21) 3 years Psychology (CM81) 4 years Sociology (LM31) 3 years Welfare (ML14) 3 years

European programmes • • • • • •

English and French Law (M121) 4 years English and German Law (M122) 4 years English and Italian Law (M123) 4 years English and Spanish Law (M125) 4 years European Legal Studies (M120) 4 years Law with a Language (French or German only; not suitable for native speakers) (M124) 3 years • Law with a Language (Spanish; not suitable for native speakers) (M1R4) 4 years

Stage 1 Joint honours

Core modules

Qualifying Law degree possible with all combinations.

• • • • •

We are constantly reviewing our programmes, please check our website for the latest information.

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Accounting & Finance (NM41) 4 years Business Administration (MN12) 3 years Criminology (MM19) 3 years Economics (ML11) (duration and requirements to obtain qualifying status tbc) • English and American Literature (MQ13) 4 years • History (VM1C) 3 years • Philosophy (MV15) 3 years

A Critical Introduction to Law Criminal Law Foundations of Property Introduction to Obligations Public Law I

Stage 2/3 Core modules You must complete the following modules to obtain a qualifying Law degree: • Equity and Trusts • Land Law • The Law of Obligations • Public Law II • EU Law.

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European and language programmes also include language/European law modules.

Options You can choose your options from over 40 different modules, including: • Art Law • Clinical Legal Studies • Company Law • Family Law • Human Rights and English Law • Intellectual Property Law • International Law • Law and Literature.

A year abroad The European programmes include a year spent: in France, at either Paris 1 (the Panthéon Sorbonne), Paris X (Nanterre), Bordeaux or Grenoble; in Germany at Marburg; in Italy at Bologna; in Spain at Toledo or Bilbao; and for European Legal Studies (where you are taught in English) in the Netherlands (Amsterdam or Maastricht), Denmark (Copenhagen), Sweden (Uppsala), Finland (Turku), Czech Republic (Prague), Austria (Vienna) and Norway (Bergen). The third year of the Law with a Year in Hong Kong degree is spent at the University of Hong Kong, and the third year of the Law with a Year in China degree is spent at either Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing or at Renmin University of China in Beijing. In all cases, you are taught in English. The third year of the Law with French Language and a Year Abroad degree is spent in Canada at either the University of Ottawa or the University of Montreal.

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Teaching and assessment Kent Law School emphasises research-led teaching which means that the modules taught are at the leading edge of new legal and policy developments. You are taught by as many of our leading researchers as possible. We also have one of the best student:staff ratios in the country, which allows small, weekly seminar-group teaching in all of our core modules, where you are actively encouraged to take part. Most modules are assessed by end-of-year examinations and continuous assessment, the ratio varying from module to module. Some modules include an optional research-based dissertation that counts for 45% or, in some cases, 100% of the final mark. In Clinical Legal Studies, the final mark is based on your client file and a dissertation. Kent is the only law school in the UK to have had staff shortlisted for the National Law Teacher of the Year Award for three consecutive years (2010-2012).

Careers Kent has an excellent employment record, with Law School graduates demanding some of the highest starting salaries in the UK. Law graduates can go into a variety of careers, including working as: solicitors or barristers in private practice; lawyers in companies, local authorities, central government and its agencies, or in the institutions of the European Union; non-legal careers, such as banking, finance and management. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Location Canterbury.

Award LLB (Hons), BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels A/AS levels: AAB (over 3 A levels or equivalent), IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 17 points at Higher. M103, M104: A/AS levels: AAA (over 3 A levels or equivalent), IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 17 points at Higher.

Required subjects M121, M122, M123, M124, M125, M1R1: A level grade B in relevant language. M1R4: good GCSE or A Sub in related modern language. MN12: GCSE Mathematics grade C. ML11: GCSE Mathematics grade A. NM41: GCSE Mathematics grade B. MQ13: English Literature or English Language and Literature A level grade B. VM1C: A level History, Classical Civilisation, Archaeology, Ancient History at B, if taken or GCSE grade B in History if no appropriate subject at A level.

Year abroad See left.

Professional recognition All programmes can lead to a qualifying law degree, which exempts you from the first stage of professional examinations required for qualification as a solicitor or as a barrister by the English Law Society and Bar Council. Joint honours degrees with Psychology or Accounting & Finance can lead to dual professional recognition.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk

DID YOU KNOW? Kent Law School was the winner of the Attorney General’s Award 2011 for Best Contribution by a Law School (to Pro Bono work), for the work of the Kent Law Clinic.

Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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The Certificate in Law is an innovative one-year programme (equivalent to Stage 1 of the LLB) which offers a supportive and inclusive environment for students who do not yet meet Kent Law School’s normal entry requirements but who demonstrate ability and potential, and who would benefit from a more supportive study environment to aid their transition to higher education. Based at the University’s Medway campus, students taking the Certificate will enjoy the same high quality critical legal education as at Canterbury. Students will broadly follow the same curriculum as in the first year of the LLB at Canterbury, but with bespoke modules designed to provide an even more supportive environment that emphasises small group tuition and the development of essential academic skills. Placing law within its social context, the programme will inspire those with an interest in law, as well as encouraging their academic and personal development. Kent Law School also offers the full LLB degree by part-time study at Medway, with classes held in the evening, making the programme ideal for those who want to study while working or who have other commitments.

Location Medway.

Award Certificate in Law.

Programme type Full-time, one year; part-time, two years.

Entry requirements The Certificate is aimed at applicants who, for a variety of reasons, do not meet the Law School's normal entry requirements but who demonstrate the potential to achieve the high academic level required to succeed as a law student. Selection is likely to be by an interview, a group discussion and a short written test. We welcome interested applicants who may not have considered studying law at University level but who demonstrate enthusiasm for and commitment to learning as well as the necessary aptitude.

Fees For fee information, see www.kent.ac.uk/law

Professional recognition To be accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board (Joint Academic Stage Board).

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk

Programme

Modules

• Certificate in Law (M105:K) 1 year

The Certificate modules are equivalent to those at Stage 1 of the Qualifying Law Degree, providing you with the basic study, research and critical skills necessary for degree-level work and giving you a solid foundation of knowledge about law and the English legal system.

Teaching and assessment The Certificate is designed to meet the needs of those contemplating a career in the legal professions and those motivated primarily by an intellectual interest in law and legal issues. It provides foundational knowledge of the principal institutions and procedures of the English legal system, introducing you to the concepts, vocabulary, principles and rules of certain core legal subjects. The Certificate develops your ability to manage your own learning and carry out independent research, as well as developing critical, analytical and problem-solving skills that can be applied in a wide range of legal and non-legal contexts. Assessment is through a combination of coursework and end-of-year exams, with study skills and exam preparation an integral part of teaching on the Certificate.

The modules are: • A Critical Introduction to Law • Introduction to Obligations • Foundations of Property • Criminal Law • Public Law 1.

Progression Students who pass the Certificate are eligible to progress to Stage 2 of the LLB at Canterbury. The Certificate is also a stand alone qualification (a Certificate of Higher Education) and can be used to demonstrate the ability to study at university level. It is also possible to take the full LLB degree at Medway on a part-time basis, studying in the evening. See www.kent.ac.uk/law for details.


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LIBERAL ARTS

Kent’s Liberal Arts programme teaches you to see the world from a range of perspectives – political, cultural, historical and economic – and to develop your understanding of how each impacts on the other. You learn to unpick the causes of crises, whether financial, cultural or political, and are encouraged to be creative in developing alternative approaches to the challenges facing societies around the world. The programme is wide-ranging, but has a series of core themes which include: communication, language and reasoning; numeracy; information literacy and research methods; culture, civilisation and creativity; social and behavioural sciences; and leadership, ethics and social responsibility. You also spend a year studying abroad, either in Europe, North America or Asia, and so have the opportunity to see for yourself how different cultures and traditions operate. A truly liberal education prepares you to live a productive and creative life in a dramatically changing world. It is an education which fosters well-grounded intellectual resilience, a disposition to life-long learning and an acceptance of responsibility for the consequences of your ideas and actions. A Liberal Arts degree gives you the opportunity to play a full part in shaping the future as an engaged citizen or as a leader in government, business, industry or education.

“At Kent we are genuinely committed to a broad-based liberal arts education. This intellectually challenging programme ensures you develop skills that are essential for critical analysis and problem solving in a complex, fastchanging environment, and provides you with the foundation from which you can assert your role in the world and its future.” Glenn Bowman Senior Lecturer, Anthropology

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Cultural Studies p83 Economics p90 History p119 Politics and International Relations p161

Degree programme • Liberal Arts (LV99) 4 years (subject to approval)

Themes The programme is a combination of focused study and broad development; its central themes are: • Communication, language and reasoning. Highly developed communication skills, written and oral. Argument and reasoning. Debating and oratory skills. Functional use of a second language. • Numeracy and well-developed, highly functional quantitative skills. Analysis and presentation of data. • Information literacy and research methods. Use of information sources to locate, evaluate and apply information effectively. Understanding of the uses of technology and its application to academic study, research and employment. Research skills and methodologies. • Culture, civilisation and creativity. Understanding of cultures and knowledge of historical events and an ability to contextualise these. An understanding and appreciation of major contributions of events and individuals to human civilisation. Appreciation of the way cultures both enable and constrain creativity and of the social value of creative thinking. Historical events in context of other events (technological, societal, political, natural) and from the perspectives of various disciplines.

• Social and behavioural sciences. Understanding society and the individual’s role within it. Knowledge and understanding of the forces that impact on individuals and groups and how they react. Understanding of economic forces and business systems and their impact on society. • Leadership, ethics and social responsibility. Practical as well as theoretical understanding of leadership and the role of social responsibility in individual, group and business or industrial activity. The study of ethics and the value of ethical thinking in contemporary decision making.

Stage 1 Modules Modes of Reasoning I and II One of the impediments to communication between different academic disciplines is their uses of different ways of making, and validating, arguments and proofs. This module examines the varying modes of developing scientific, social scientific and humanities discourses to facilitate cross-disciplinary understanding of qualitative and quantitative reasoning.

Roots of Transformation Ways of thinking are shaped in often unseen ways by changes in the technologies we use to move, to communicate, to exchange and to create. This module examines the technological and economic revolutions that shape human cultures, with a particular focus both on the 19th and early 20th


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century roots of modernity and the impacts of recent and developing technological innovations on our ways of imagining ourselves and others.

Understanding the Contemporary Current events are shaped by a wide field of forces – economics, ideologies, demographics, environments and more. This module calls on students to be aware of current events and developments across a wide range of contexts and disciplines. It encourages multi-dimensional understandings of the contemporary world – from the perspective of the arts, the social sciences, history and politics – in order to gain a broad vision of the world and the means of conceptualising how to affect and change it. You also take 30 credits in a chosen language and 30 credits from a select range of options to reflect your personal interests and aspirations.

responses; politics, the state and the meaning of democracy; the potentialities of scientific development; the necessity of innovation and intervention; and the imagining of crises and responses to these. The module provides a forum for discussing and preparing students’ individual research projects.

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Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

You also take 60 credits from a select range of options to reflect personal interest and future ambition.

Your year abroad All students spend the year between Stages 2 and 3 studying or working abroad. The University has strong links with top-ranking continental European institutions, as well as with institutions in the USA, Canada, China and Japan. It may also be possible to spend the year on a work placement.

Typical offer levels AAB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points overall or 17 points at Higher Level.

Required subjects GCSE Mathematics and English grade B or IB Diploma Mathematics at 4 (Mathematics Studies at 5).

Year abroad See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Stage 2

Teaching and assessment

Modules Connections I and II

Modules are taught by a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. You usually have 8 to 10 hours of contact time with staff each week.

Admissions enquiries

Depending on the modules you select, assessment varies from 100% coursework (extended essays or dissertation), to a combination of examination and coursework, usually in the ratio of 50:50, 60:40 or 80:20.

Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

One of the core concepts behind the Liberal Arts degree is maintaining communication and debate between the diverse groups of students the programme attracts. Through collective discussion and debate around seminal readings, this module provides you with a broad-ranging grasp of the full field of social sciences, physical sciences, arts and humanities.

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Careers You also take 30 credits in a chosen language and 60 credits from a select range of options to reflect personal interest and future ambition.

During the final year of your programme, you complete a dissertation, focusing either on a topic related to the country in which you spent your year abroad or on a research question addressing issues which concern you.

As a Liberal Arts graduate, you have a global perspective and an understanding of different cultures, attitudes and approaches giving you a distinct advantage in the international job market. Through your study, you also develop other key transferable skills considered essential by graduate employers. These include research, analytical and interpersonal skills and the ability to write succinctly, speak clearly and present ideas effectively.

Modules Landscapes of the Future I and II

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Stage 3

What is the terrain of the world we’re moving into and what does it demand? Through the preceding three years, the Liberal Arts degree has worked to provide you with a multidisciplinary perspective on the past and the present. In the final year, students come together to think of how that knowledge can be projected into the future. The module covers questions of environmental challenges and

DID YOU KNOW? The University of Kent was ranked 23rd in the UK for teaching excellence in The Guardian University Guide 2012.


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HOLLIE WEST MATHEMATICS WITH A YEAR IN INDUSTRY Why did you choose Kent? I came to an Open Day and the students who showed us around had the greatest things to say about the department and the University. I liked the fact that everything was on campus, and the view of the Cathedral is breathtaking.

time when you can drop in, or you can email questions. You always get a full response; they really try to understand what it is that you’re asking. With assignments, sometimes you just need a bit of a nudge in the right direction. I also get together with friends and we study together. That works really well; we bounce ideas off each other.

How are your studies going? It takes a little while to adapt. You’re expected to do a bit of research, think about it yourself and use your initiative. In my first year, I worked hard and took advantage of everything on offer – I wanted to get my money’s worth! And I was really pleased with my exam results.

What about academic support? There’s a wide range of teaching styles – some lecturers use a lot of technology, some use the board. Each lecturer has a

Is your degree helping you to prepare for your future career? Yes. At Kent, you can do a Year in Industry and many students do a placement with a company dealing with insurance, finance or pensions, or a technology company. However, I want to be a teacher so my placement is in a secondary school. I will be in charge of some of my own maths lessons and running some clubs after school. I’ll get paid but it isn’t so much about the money, it’s more about the experience I will have.


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MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Mathematics is important to the modern world. All quantitative science, including both physical and social sciences, is based on it. It provides the theoretical framework for physical science, statistics and data analysis as well as computer science. Our programmes reflect this diversity and the excitement generated by new discoveries within mathematics that affect not only the technicalities of science but also our general understanding of the world in which we live. The programmes share a common core of Mathematics at Stage 1, and then move on to cover abstract, analytical and computational techniques that give you the opportunity to specialise in areas such as non-linear differential equations, computational algebra and geometry, financial mathematics, forecasting, design and analysis of experiments, inference and stochastic processes. All our programmes offer the opportunity to spend a year on work placement in industry.

“I’m really enjoying my course – it’s exciting and interesting. The teaching has been really enthusiastic. All the lecturers are passionate about their respective subjects and are approachable to discuss them.” Josofene Dixon Mathematics

Degree programmes

Stage 1

Single honours

Core modules

• • • •

• Calculus and Mathematical Modelling • Proofs and Numbers

Financial Mathematics (GN13) 3 or 4 years Mathematics (G100) 3 or 4 years Mathematics and Statistics (GG13) 3 or 4 years Mathematics including a Foundation Year (G108) 4 years

All of the above programmes are available with a sandwich year. The UCAS code is the same as for the corresponding non-sandwich programme.

Joint honours

Plus other required modules for your chosen programme.

Stage 2 Core modules • Analysis • Linear Algebra

Mathematics and... • Accounting & Finance (GN14) 3 years • Secondary Education (QTS, joint programme with Canterbury Christ Church University) (G1X1) 3 years

Not sure? How about... • • • •

When you are applying for Mathematics and Secondary Education (G1X1), please apply to Canterbury Christ Church University, UCAS institution code C10, and do not use the Kent institution code (K24).

Plus other required modules for your chosen programme.

Stage 3 All single honours students do a 30-credit project or dissertation. Other required modules depend on your chosen programme.

Core module • Dissertation or Mini Projects

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Options

Teaching and assessment

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Teaching amounts to approximately 16 hours of lectures and classes per week. Modules that involve programming or working with computer software packages usually include practical sessions.

Analysis of Variance Applied Stochastic Modelling and Data Analysis Calculus of Variations Complex Analysis Computational Algebra Discrete Mathematics Elements of Abstract Analysis Games and Networks Groups and Representations Non-linear Systems and Mathematical Biology Numerical Solutions of Differential Equations Selected Topics in Operational Research Optimisation Optimisation and Heuristics Polynomials in Several Variables Practical Multivariate Analysis Stochastic Processes Spreadsheet Modelling for Operational Research Time Series Modelling and Simulation Topics in Applied Mathematics

A year in industry All single honours Mathematics degrees offer the option of spending a year working in industry between Stages 2 and 3. We can offer help and advice in finding a placement.

Foundation year If your qualifications are not sufficient, for whatever reason, for direct entry onto a degree programme, you can apply for Mathematics with a Foundation Year (G108).

The majority of Stage 1 modules are assessed by end-of-year examinations. Many Stage 2 and 3 modules include coursework which normally counts for 20% of the final assessment. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks count towards your final degree result.

Careers Those students who choose to take the year in industry option find the practical experience they gain gives them a real advantage in the graduate job market. Through your studies, you also acquire many transferable skills including the ability to deal with challenging ideas, to think critically, to write well and to present your ideas clearly, all of which are considered essential by graduate employers. Recent graduates have gone into careers in medical statistics, the pharmaceutical industry, the aerospace industry, software development, teaching, actuarial work, Civil Service statistics, chartered accountancy, the oil industry and postgraduate research. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Location Canterbury.

Award BSc (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 5 in HL Mathematics or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 5 in HL Mathematics, except for Mathematics inc a Foundation Year (G108) (individual consideration).

Required subjects A level Mathematics grade A, inc the core syllabus of Pure Mathematics.

Year in industry See left.

Professional recognition Mathematics and Accounting – various exemptions from the Institute of Chartered Accountants examinations. Mathematics and Statistics – exemption from the examinations of the Royal Statistical Society. Mathematics with Secondary Education – Qualified Teacher Status.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 1st in the UK for Mathematics graduate employment prospects and 8th for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2012.


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MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY Why do people get sick? Are humans the only species that use medicine? How do medical systems evolve? What happens when folk medicine and professional biomedicine are used at the same time? What are the health effects of mass-produced food? What makes plants effective medicines? Medical anthropology studies the causes and consequences of illness and disease. Medical anthropologists are interested in how culture, environment, history and political economy influence health, sickness, care facilities and medicine. Kent is one of only two UK universities that offer a stand-alone Medical Anthropology degree to undergraduates. The School of Anthropology and Conservation is very highly rated in both teaching and research and there is a friendly atmosphere and strong relations between staff and students. The programme provides a unique opportunity to study a range of subjects that could lead to a variety of careers.

“My favourite module has been human osteology because it gave me the chance to learn in-depth information about bones in a really practical way. The teaching has been excellent, with lecturers being more than willing to answer random questions that you may have as well as giving advice on essays.” Elise Vivers Medical Anthropology

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Degree programmes

Stage 2 and 3

Single honours

Core modules

• Medical Anthropology (L621) 3 years

• The Anthropology of Eating: From the Raw to the Cooked • The Anthropology of Health, Illness and Medicine • Biological Anthropology: The Human Animal • Medicinal Plants, Traditional Healing and Drug Discovery • Methodology in Anthropological Science • Project in Anthropological Science

Stage 1 Core modules • • • •

Foundations of Human Culture Introduction to Social Anthropology Skills for Anthropology and Conservation Thinkers and Theories: An Introduction to the History and Development of Anthropology

Options Options • • • •

Animals, People and Plants Fundamental Human Biology Human Physiology and Disease Introduction to the History of Medicine

You also choose three modules from: • Advanced Social Anthropology II • Anthropology and Development • The Anthropology of Gender • Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology • Human Ecology • Human Osteology • Paleopathology • Sex, Evolution and Human Nature • Visual Anthropology Theory Remaining options can be chosen from across modules in Social and Biological Anthropology.

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Teaching and assessment

Careers

In each module, you have lectures and take part in interactive seminars, and you also have the opportunity to conduct research on health and medicine in the local community. Most modules include study time using the library and, where relevant, our laboratories and computer-based learning packages.

Potential careers could include: researchers in universities and for governmental and nongovernmental agencies, such as the World Health Organisation; health care providers in clinical settings; teaching cultural competence in medical schools; pharmaceutical, health insurance and medical service industries.

Module assessment ranges from 80:20 to 50:50 exam/coursework. The Project in Anthropological Science is assessed entirely on coursework. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks count towards your final degree class.

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Location Canterbury.

Award BSc (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels AAB at A level, including A level at grade B in a science (Biology preferred) or Psychology. IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 17 points at Higher inc 4 in Mathematics (5 in Mathematics Studies) and 4 in Science.

Required subjects GCSE English Language (IB equivalent) and Mathematics grade C. We will also consider students with alternative qualifications.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 6th in the UK for Anthropology graduate employment prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2012 and 8th in the UK for student satisfaction in The Times Good University Guide 2012.


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MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN In current technology, communications, computing and entertainment have converged to create completely new media possibilities and experiences. These creative industries need people who can combine digital technology skills with creative ability to meet design challenges. Our multidisciplinary course in Multimedia Technology and Design offers the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge in areas such as web development and design of interactive applications, as well as a broad grounding in digital photography, digital film-making, 3D modelling and special effects. Teaching in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts has been rated as excellent. The course is taught by a team of experts in design, animation, film-making, photography, web technology and programming. We have a team of senior industrialists who meet regularly with staff to review our courses, and there is an option to spend a year working in industry. Kent graduates in this field have gone on to work for organisations such as Disney, BBC and Framestore.

“The Multimedia course is well structured and allows you to dip your toes into all areas of the industry. I wanted to learn how to programme and code, but still cultivate my creativity and design skills.”

Degree programmes

Stage 2

Single honours

You take two 15-credit and three 30-credit compulsory modules.

Sacha Griffiths Multimedia Technology and Design

Stage 1

• Multimedia Technology and Design (G4W2) 3 years • Multimedia Technology and Design with a Year in Industry (G4WF) 4 years

Joint honours • Drama and Multimedia (GW44) 3 years

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• • • • • •

Audio and Video Technology Digital Portfolio Interaction Design Professional Practice Software Development Virtual Worlds and 3D Modelling

You take eight compulsory modules.

Stage 3

Core modules

You take three compulsory modules and one option.

• • • • • • • •

Not sure? How about...

Core modules

Digital Effects Digital Photography Digital Visual Narrative Internet Programming with Java Introduction to Programming Moving Image Visual Communication Website Design

Core modules • E-Commerce Technology • Final-Year Project • Video Games Design

Options One optional module drawn from a list, including: • Design for Print • Managers and Organisations.

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Location Canterbury.

Award BSc (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 4 in Mathematics or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher, BTEC DMM.

Required subjects G4W2, G4WF: GCSE Mathematics grade C.

Year in industry See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk

A year in industry

Careers

Students on the Year in Industry degree spend a year working in a commercial environment between Stages 2 and 3. We have an Industrial Placement team who can offer help and advice.

If you choose to take our Year in Industry programme, you will gain practical work experience, while assessing possible future career options and making contacts in the industry. In addition to the technical skills you acquire on this programme, you also gain key transferable skills including the ability to present complex material in an accessible way, the ability to work independently and in a team, and the confidence to develop your own ideas.

Teaching and assessment Our students have 24-hour access to our extensive air-conditioned computer suites and are able to take advantage of dedicated photographic, and production studios, with green-screen, motioncapture and 3D scanning facilities. Our Digital Media Hub provides a unique opportunity to work alongside industry on client-led projects. Most modules consist of a mix of lectures, seminars, studio work, computer sessions and private study. The computer workstations in our multimedia laboratories are equipped with current industry-standard software.

Our recent graduates have gone into computerbased training, web development, web mastering, multimedia authoring, television, film, electronic games, mobile communications, electronic commerce, internet publishing, multimedia marketing, computer programming and network management. Some have gone on to postgraduate study, such as our MScs in Computer Animation or Digital Visual Effects.

The majority of the modules contain design and project work, and are continuously assessed; some modules also have an end-of-year examination.

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

The specialist project at Stage 3 is assessed by a written report, a critique and, of course, the outcome of the project itself. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks count towards your degree result. The industrial placement year is assessed by a written report and an interview that count as 10% of your overall degree result.

Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? We have a Digital Media Hub, where you can work with leading lights in the creative industries.


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MUSIC

Our BMus Music offers you the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and advanced understanding of the subject needed by today’s musicians. You study a wide range of music, looking at earlier, historical styles as well as music that has evolved over the past few decades. Your technical skills in performance and music notation are an important feature of this degree, and we also encourage you to find your own creative voice with specialist composition modules. Within the School of Arts, you can also explore music’s relationship with other disciplines, and we offer modules in music for film and television, theatre and live events. A distinctive feature of this programme is that we encourage you to collaborate with students from our other programmes, such as Fine Art and Creative Events, building important teamworking skills that have a direct relevance to many music careers.

“Our BMus Music is exciting and innovative, giving you the opportunity to compose and perform music, use the latest technologies and interact with other art forms on joint projects.” Dr Paul Fretwell Head of Music and Audio Arts

Degree programme

Options

Single honours

You also choose two 30-credit options. There are specialist modules in performance, songwriting, electronic music and music for film and television. Or, you can choose an optional module from our Fine Art or Creative Events programmes.

• Music BMus (W301:K) 3 years (subject to approval)

Stage 1 Core modules

Stage 3

You take three 30-credit core modules: • Music Studies 1 • Performance 1 • Sonic Art.

Core modules

Options You can also choose one 30-credit option. This may be another music option, such as: • Composition and Artsblend • Audio Technologies • or, you can take a module in Fine Art or Creative Events, engaging in collaborative and interdisciplinary project with other students.

Stage 2 Not sure? How about... • Music Technology p153 • Popular Music p163

You take two 30-credit core modules: • Individual Project • Music and Professional Practice.

Options You then choose two further 30-credit modules. You may choose two modules from the list below, or take modules from other subject areas in the School of Arts. • • • •

Final Recital Dissertation Sound for Picture Music in Education

Core modules You take two 30-credit core modules: • Music Studies 2 • Composition, Orchestration and Arrangement.

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Year in industry

Careers

The School of Arts Year in Industry gives you an opportunity to gain relevant workplace experience as part of your programme of study. We have long recognised the benefits of taking a year abroad and the increased awareness and confidence the experience brings and now want to offer these benefits to students within the workplace.

Career opportunities include composition, performance, music criticism, music production, music for film, television, video games and the internet, music festivals, concert events, teaching and further study at postgraduate level.

The year in industry will also give you an opportunity to increase your contacts and network so that you can hit the ground running when you graduate. The year in industry is in addition to your standard undergraduate programme and normally falls between your second and final year. The year itself is assessed on a pass/fail basis through employer feedback and a written report that you submit.

Teaching and assessment

We regularly welcome high-profile visiting performers, composers and experts to talk to our students, and we give specialist advice on current work and employment matters during our Stage 3 module, Music and Professional Practice. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Location Medway.

Award BMus (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB-BBB at A level, including B in Music if taken; DDM at BTEC.

Required subjects A Level Music at B or music performance examination, Grade 6 or above, plus interview and audition; GCSE English Grade C or above.

Year in industry See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Students receive instrumental tuition as part of this degree, both individually and as part of groups and ensembles.

Admissions enquiries

All assessment is by coursework, including compositional projects, seminar presentations, music performances, audio production tasks, essays and written assignments.

Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk

In each module, there are opportunities for one-toone tutorials where you are given individual support and guidance.

DID YOU KNOW? We have brand new performance spaces and music studios, containing excellent, industry-standard equipment.


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MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Our BSc (Hons) Music Technology degree strikes a balance between the technical and the creative aspects of music technology. You develop your technical skills in sound recording, audio processing, editing and mixing, while also gaining important knowledge of the underlying scientific principles. Your creative side is encouraged through musical tasks such as composition, arrangement and remixing. You explore recent advances in music production, sound processing and synthesis, and examine contemporary innovations in digital technologies, surround sound, computer games and interactive media. Our specialist studio facilities have the latest software and hardware, allowing you to produce music content to industry standards. We regularly welcome leading industry experts who deliver special lectures and run workshops for our students. As part of the School of Arts at Medway, you are given the opportunity to work with Fine Art, Creative Events and other music students, creating collaborative projects such as sound installations, music for stage performances, multi-loudspeaker concerts, audiovisual projects and new musical interfaces. Please see our website for more details about these exciting developments: www.kent.ac.uk/musicandaudio

“The lecturers are awesome: they give you the push you need to try new things and give support and advice along the way.”

Degree programme

Stage 2/3

Single honours

Options

• Music Technology (W351:K) 3 years

Marie-Claire Newman Music Technology

Core modules

You choose one module in Stage 2 and two in Stage 3 from a list which may include: • Advanced Acoustics and Psychoacoustics • Critical Study and Presentation (Stage 3 only) • Digital and Interactive Media • Dissertation (Stage 3 only) • Electronic Music and Synthesis • Sound for Picture.

Stage 1 • • • •

Audio Technologies 1 Composition and Sound Design 1 Contextual Studies Sound Theory

Year in industry Stage 2 Core modules • Audio Technologies 2 • Composition and Sound Design 2 • Music and Sound for New Media

The School of Arts Year in Industry gives you an opportunity to gain relevant workplace experience as part of your programme of study. We have long recognised the benefits of taking a year abroad and the increased awareness and confidence the experience brings, and now want to offer these benefits to students within the workplace.

Stage 3 Core modules • Professional and Studio Practice • Project

Not sure? How about... • Music p151 • Popular Music p163

The year in industry will also give you an opportunity to increase your contacts and network so that you can hit the ground running when you graduate. The year in industry is in addition to your standard undergraduate programme and normally falls between your second and final year. The year itself is assessed on a pass/fail basis through employer feedback and a written report that you submit.

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www.kent.ac.uk/musicandaudio

Teaching and assessment

Careers

Most modules consist of a mix of lectures, small group seminars, practical workshops, individual or group project work, research and private study. You have access to current industry-standard recording and post-production facilities to carry out your practical coursework assignments.

Career opportunities include music recording and production, audio software or hardware development, sound for film, television, video games and the internet, live sound for concerts, theatre events and festivals, studio set-up and maintenance, audio installations for museums and exhibitions, sonic arts and computer music, or further study at postgraduate level.

We use a wide range of assessment methods, including individual projects, recording sessions, composition assignments, music and multimedia tasks, seminar presentations and written papers. Alongside practical projects, you have lectures and seminars that will help you to develop your writing and research skills.

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Location Medway.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB-BBB at A level, including Music or Music Technology grade B, if taken; DDM at BTEC. Applicants are normally interviewed.

Required subjects GCSE grade C in English Language.

Year in industry See p153.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? The Department of Music and Audio Arts is part of the new School of Arts at Medway, a stunning multimillion-pound development housing a range of music and arts-based programmes.


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PHARMACY

Medway School of Pharmacy is a unique partnership between the University of Kent and University of Greenwich. The School has achieved full accreditation by the General Pharmaceutical Council and is recognised as an established School of Pharmacy. The School’s mission is to produce, through innovative teaching and research delivered in a supportive and caring environment, high-quality professional graduates committed to lifelong learning. The MPharm degree is a four-year programme based on three interlinked themes: practitioner and patient; medicines design and manufacture; and the patient, disease and drug action. Extensive use is made of tutorials, workshops and practical laboratory classes. Throughout the programme, external placements are arranged at hospitals and community pharmacies. Graduates are required to undertake a pre-registration year in practice and pass a pre-registration exam before they can register as a pharmacist in Great Britain.

“The teaching is absolutely excellent. The way in which the course is structured really benefits you as a student. Although pharmacy involves much theory, the course is very dynamic in the way it is taught. Lectures lead to group workshops and labs, where you put the theory into practice.” Patrick Moynagh MPharm Pharmacy

Degree programmes Single honours • Master of Pharmacy (B230) 4 years When you are applying for the MPharm degree, please apply to the Medway School of Pharmacy, UCAS institution code M62 and do not use the Kent institution code (K24).

Stage 1 Core modules • • • •

Medicines Design and Manufacture 1 Introduction to Physiology and Pharmacology Introduction to Biosciences Pharmacy Practice 1

Stage 2 Core modules • • • •

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Medicines Design and Manufacture 2 Pharmacology and Therapeutics 1 Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2 Pharmacy Practice 2

Stage 3 Core modules • Medicines Design and Manufacture 3 • Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Cancer Biology and Infection Control • Pharmacy Practice 3 • Research Methods

Stage 4 Core modules • • • •

Advanced Science Elective Applied Therapeutics Pharmacy Practice 4 Research Project

At Stage 4, modules are worth 20 or 30 credits, apart from the Research Project, which is worth 40 credits. All students studying the MPharm programme will be subject to the code of conduct for pharmacy students and associated fitness to practice procedures as required by the professional regulatory body. Visit www.msp.ac.uk for further details.

Biochemistry p49 Biology p53 Biomedical Science p55 Forensic Sciences p108

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www.msp.ac.uk

Location Medway.

Award MPharm.

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level, IB 32 points with 15 at Higher to include at least 5 in both Chemistry and one other science-based subject. All offers of places are dependent on attendance at, and completion of, a satisfactory interview. Any offer will be subject to satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and relevant health checks.

Required subjects

Teaching and assessment

Careers

Teaching is by seminars, workshops and practical laboratory classes, which take up approximately two thirds of the programme. Placements form a key part of the teaching programme.

There are opportunities in all branches of the profession, including hospital, community, primary care, industry, armed services, prison services and academia. Flexible working is widely available.

A level Chemistry, and one from Biology, Physics or Mathematics (or equivalents), plus GCSE Mathematics and English grade B or above. Overseas applicants are assessed on an individual basis based on the NARIC equivalent.

Professional recognition The programme has full accreditation from the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

A variety of assessment methods are used including practical dispensing examinations, objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs), presentations (individual and group), written reports, interim assessments and end-of-year written examinations.

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1634 883150 www.msp.ac.uk T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 1st in the UK for Pharmacology and Pharmacy graduate prospects in the 2012 editions of The Guardian University Guide, The Sunday Times Good University Guide, The Times Good University Guide and The Complete University Guide.


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PHILOSOPHY

What is philosophy? Why is it important? Is it relevant? As a student of Philosophy at Kent, you do not so much learn about philosophy as learn to do it yourself. This includes not only studying major philosophies and philosophers, but also contributing your own ideas to an ongoing dialogue. You develop the ability to connect the most abstract ideas to the most concrete things in our experience. Philosophy at Kent is a top-rated teaching department that was awarded the maximum score in its most recent teaching assessment. We have a thriving research culture with internationally recognised experts, and interests range from philosophers such as Hegel, Kant and Wittgenstein to topics such as philosophy of mind, ethics, aesthetics, logic, political philosophy, metaphysics and artificial intelligence.

“The lecturers are absolutely fantastic. They all seem to be so passionate about their subject and have such a wealth of knowledge that it’s quite inspiring just to go along and listen to them.” Miranda Overett Philosophy

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP)

• Social Anthropology (LVP5) 3 years • Sociology (LVH5) 3 years

Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 50%, including 60% in academic skills, guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

European programme

Degree programmes

Stage 1

Single honours

You take four core 15-credit modules.

• Philosophy (V500) 3 years

Core modules

Joint honours

• Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics • Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Metaphysics • Philosophical Reading and Writing • Philosophical Thinking

These are some of the more popular joint honours degrees. For other possible combinations, please see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246. Philosophy and...

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Classical & Archaeological Studies p64 English Literature p98 History p119 Religious Studies p167

• Business Administration (VN52) 3 years • Classical & Archaeological Studies (QV85) 3 years • Comparative Literature (VQ52) 3 years • Computing (VG54) 3 years • Cultural Studies (VV59) 3 years • Drama (VW54) 3 years • English and American Literature (QVH5) 3 years • Film Studies (VW56) 3 years • History (VVC5) 3 years • Law (MV15) 3 years • Politics (LV25) 3 years • Religious Studies (VV56) 3 years

• Philosophy with an Approved Year Abroad (V501) 4 years

Plus for single honours at least one other 15-credit module from: • Existentialism • Self and Society.

Options You have a choice of modules drawn from the wide range offered by the Faculty of Humanities.

Stage 2/3 You take a range of the following modules: • Advanced Topics in Mind and Language • Aesthetics • Contemporary Theory of Knowledge • Greek Philosophy: Plato and Aristotle

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Hegel and Marx Justice, Violence and the State Knowledge and Metaphysics: Descartes-Kant Logic Metaethics Metaphysics, Truth and Relativism Normative Ethics Paradoxes Philosophical Hermeneutics Philosophical Issues in Quantum Mechanics Philosophy Dissertation Philosophy Extended Essay Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence Philosophy of Language Philosophy of Logic Philosophy of Medicine Philosophy of Mind Philosophy of Religion Philosophy of Science Political Philosophy Wittgenstein.

Plus other modules drawn from a wide range in the Faculty of Humanities.

A year abroad You have the option to spend a year studying Philosophy abroad between Stages 2 and 3.

www.kent.ac.uk/secl/philosophy

Teaching and assessment Teaching is by lectures, seminars, class discussions, and individual and group research, which is discussed in class.

Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Modules in Stage 1 are assessed by 100% coursework (essays, in-class assignments, seminar participation) in the first half of the year, with a combination of coursework and examination in the second half of the year. Modules for Stages 2/3 are assessed by 100% coursework (essays, in-class assignments, seminar participation).

Careers Through your studies, you gain the key transferable skills considered essential by graduate employers. These include excellent communication skills, both written and oral, the ability to work in a team and independently, the ability to analyse and summarise complex material and devise innovative and well thought-out solutions. Recently, our graduates have gone into areas such as teaching, publishing, journalism, media, marketing, the civil service and the legal profession. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels Single honours: ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher. Joint honours: AAB/ABB/BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 17/16 points at Higher.

Required subjects None, although A level Philosophy grade B where taken.

Year abroad See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Philosophy was ranked 7th in the UK for graduate employment prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2012.


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PHYSICS

Physics reaches from the quark out to the largest of galaxies, and encompasses all the matter and timescales within these extremes. At the heart of a professional physicist is a fascination with the ‘how and why’ of the material world around us. We aim to equip you with the skills to understand these phenomena and to qualify you for a range of career pathways. At Stage 3, the combination of specialist modules and an attachment to one of our research teams opens avenues for even deeper exploration: for instance, in space probe instrumentation, fibre optics, or the atomic-scale structure of a new engineering material, or neutron scattering work. Our international exchange programme also offers the opportunity for you to spend the third year of your degree studying in the USA at one of our partner universities.

“The course is going great so far. I’ve just spent the summer working on low magnetic field environments for the National Physical Laboratory. It was a real-world application of classroom teaching and I loved it.” Helen Duncan Physics

Degree programmes

Stage 2

Single honours

Core modules

• • • • • •

• Atomic and Nuclear Physics • Mathematical Techniques and Differential Equations • Medical Physics • Optics and Electromagnetism • Physics Lab • Quantum Physics

Physics BSc (F300) 3 years Physics with a Foundation Year (F305) 4 years Physics with Astrophysics BSc (F3F5) 3 years Physics MPhys (F303) 4 years Physics with Astrophysics MPhys (F3FN) 4 years Physics with Astrophysics with a Year in the USA MPhys (F3FM) 4 years • Physics with a Year in the USA MPhys (F304) 4 years

Stage 1 Core modules • Astrophysics, Space Science and Modern Physics • Computing Skills • Disasters • Mathematics • Physics • Physics Lab • Skills for Physicists

Not sure? How about... • Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics p45 • Computer Science p69 • Electronic and Communications Engineering p93 • Forensic Sciences p108

Plus, depending on your chosen degree, one of: • The Multiwavelength Universe and Exoplanets • Spacecraft Design and Operations.

Stage 3 Core modules • • • • •

Image Processing Physics Group Project Physics Problem Solving Physics Project Lab Thermal and Statistical Physics

Plus, depending on your chosen degree programme, one or more of: • Numerical and Computational Methods • Stars, Galaxies and the Universe.

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Stage 4

Teaching and assessment

MPhys only Core modules

Teaching is by lectures, practical classes, tutorials and workshops. You have an average of nine onehour lectures, one or two days of practical or project work and a number of workshops each week. The practical modules include specific study skills in Physics and general communication skills. In the MPhys final year, you work with a member of staff on an experimental or computing project.

• • • •

Particles and Quantum Physics Physics Research Project Science of Complex Systems Space Astronomy and Solar System Science

Plus, depending on your chosen degree programme, one of: • Physical Science Research Planning • Topics in Functional Materials • Stars, Galaxies and the Universe.

A year abroad You spend a year in the USA between Stages 2 and 3, studying equivalent courses to those you take at Kent. Our partner universities include the Pennsylvania State University, the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of Indiana in Bloomington. If you take this course, you pay a reduced (50%) fee to Kent during your year abroad. You do not need to pay fees at the host university.

Foundation year This course is for students who lack the qualifications needed for direct entry onto Stage 1 of the degree programmes. The foundation year is taught entirely on the Canterbury campus and caters for students with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. Successful completion of the foundation year guarantees entry onto any of the School’s physics or astronomy degree courses.

Assessment is by written examinations at the end of each year and by continuous assessment of practical classes and other written assignments. Your final degree result is made up of a combined mark from the Stage 2/3/4 assessments with maximum weight applied to the final stage.

Careers Kent science graduates have an excellent employment record, in part because we ensure they have the transferable skills necessary for success in today’s employment market. We teach you how to communicate your ideas effectively and write technical information in an accessible way, you learn how to work independently and as part of a team, and we even simulate a scientific conference to show you what it is like to participate in the national or international scientific community. Recent graduates have gone into research and development, technical management, the City and financial institutions, computing, software design, the media and teaching. Some have also gone on to postgraduate study. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? Physics and Astronomy at Kent was ranked 1st in the UK for overall student satisfaction in The Times Good University Guide 2012.

Location Canterbury.

Award BSc (Hons), MPhys (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level, including Physics grade B and Mathematics grade B, IB Diploma 33 points inc 5 in HL Physics and Mathematics or 6 in SL Physics and Mathematics (not Mathematics Studies), or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc HL Physics and 5 in Mathematics or SL Physics and 6 in Mathematics (not Mathematics Studies). F305: on an individual basis.

Required subjects A level Mathematics and Physics at a combination of grades BB.

Year abroad See left.

Professional recognition Degrees fully accredited by the Institute of Physics.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Politics and international relations is an exciting, fast-changing, broad-based discipline. Our programmes are extremely flexible and offer extensive module choice, reflecting the research interests of our staff, including conflict resolution, federalism, comparative politics, European integration, ethnic conflict, terrorism, the theory of international relations, political theory, and the politics of countries such as China, Japan, Russia and the USA. At Kent, we pride ourselves on our global outlook, offering an extensive range of fouryear programmes, which include the opportunity to study for a year in places such as Argentina, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, where you study in the local language, as well as the Czech Republic, Finland, Hong Kong, Japan, Norway, Poland and Turkey, where the teaching is in English. We also offer the rare opportunity to gain dual British and French qualifications with our Politics and International Relations (Bi-diplôme) programme, offered in partnership with Sciences Po Lille. We have an excellent and cosmopolitan community, with close to half our students coming from outside the UK.

“The Kent course has a really good mix of international relations, British politics and political philosophy. This mixture of subjects proved to be really valuable because it allowed me to get a comprehensive picture of the vast field of politics.” Chris Henry Politics and International Relations

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Economics p90 European Studies p102 Law p139, p141 Social Policy p171

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60%, including passing all components and achieving 60% in the politics module, if taken, guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

Degree programmes Single honours • Conflict, Peace and Security (L252) 3 years • Politics (L242) 3 years • Politics and International Relations (L258) 3 years • Politics and International Relations (Bi-diplôme) (L291) 4 years • Politics and International Relations with a Year in China/Hong Kong (L254) 4 years • Politics and International Relations with a Year in Continental Europe (L255) 4 years • Politics and International Relations with a Year in Japan (L257) 4 years • Politics and International Relations with French (L243) 4 years • Politics and International Relations with German (L271) 4 years • Politics and International Relations with Italian (L273) 4 years • Politics and International Relations with Spanish (L2R4) 4 years

Joint honours For other possible joint honours combinations, see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246. Politics and... • • • • •

Economics (LL12) 3 years History (LV21) 3 years Law (LM21) 3 years Philosophy (LV25) 3 years Sociology (LL32) 3 years

Stage 1 Students on L258 take four core modules and choose from a range of options. Other programmes could include compulsory language modules.

Core modules • • • •

Introduction to Government Introduction to International Politics Introduction to Political Thought Studying Politics and International Relations

Options Depending on your degree, these could include: • Key Issues in British Politics Today • International History and International Relations • Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan • The Rise of China.

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Stage 2/3

A year abroad

Students on L258 take three core modules and a choice of options. Students taking different subjects have slightly different choices.

• International Organisation: The UN System • Modern Classics of Comparative Politics • Political Research and Analysis

You spend a year studying in one of our partner institutions in Berlin, Brussels, Buenos Aires*, Grenoble, Istanbul, Lille, Madrid, Montreal, Paris, Potsdam, Siena and Turin, where you study in the local language; or Oslo, Prague, Warsaw, Tampere, Hong Kong, Beijing, Okayama, Kyoto, Nagoya, or Tokyo, where courses are taught in English. *Limited spaces.

Options

Teaching and assessment

Including, but not limited to: • Comparative European Politics • Conflict and Security in Africa • Contemporary Politics and Government in the USA • Contemporary Politics of Japan • East Asian Political Systems: An Introduction • East European Politics • Engendering Politics: Feminist Contributions to Political Theory • Ethics in International Relations • Europe and the World • European Security Co-operation since 1945 • European Union Politics and Policy • Foreign Policy Analysis and Management • Governance and Politics of Contemporary China • International Conflict Analysis and Resolution • International Environmental Politics • International Organisation: The UN System • Introduction to Strategic Studies • Japan in the World • Market-States and Post-Democracy • Modern Political Thought • Political Behaviour in Britain • Politics in the Classroom • Politics of Trust (in the USA) • Politics of the Middle East • Post-Communist Russia • Research Methods of Peace and Conflict Studies • Rights, Freedoms and Individualism: Contemporary Liberalism in Question • Specialist Dissertation • State Failure: Causes, Consequences and Prospects • Terrorism and Political Violence • Theories of Conflict, Cohesion and Consent • Understanding Federalism • Understanding US Foreign Policy: War, Transformation and Terror • US and Latin America.

Our main teaching methods are lectures, seminars, working groups, PC laboratory sessions and individual discussions with your personal tutor or module teachers. Assessment is through continuous feedback, written examinations, assessed essays and oral presentations.

Core modules

Politics Open Forum We hold a weekly extra-curricular Open Forum organised by our School research groups, where students and staff have the opportunity to discuss and debate key issues of the day that affect higher education and politics in the world today.

www.kent.ac.uk/politics

Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher. Joint honours: 320 points inc AB at A level/ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher. L291: ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher, plus a two-part written test and an interview in English and in French.

Required subjects L291: A level French grade A. L271: A level German grade B. L243, L273, L2R4: Good GCSE or A level in a modern foreign language.

Year abroad See left.

Careers Through your study, you acquire many of the key qualities that graduate employers expect, including: the ability to plan and organise projects; to analyse and summarise complex material, and to express your opinions coherently and with sensitivity. Those students who choose to take advantage of our study abroad options find it gives them a definite advantage in the employment market.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

Recent graduates have gone into areas such as teaching, publishing, practical politics, local and central government, the diplomatic service, EU administration, financial services, nongovernmental organisations, journalism, international business or international organisations. Many have also gone on to postgraduate study. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? In the National Student Survey 2011, 95% of Kent Politics students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course, ranking the School 7th in the UK for overall student satisfaction.


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POPULAR MUSIC

Our BMus Popular Music gives you the opportunity to study the many forms of popular music at the new School of Arts development in the Chatham Historic Dockyard. This inspirational, waterside setting contains refurbished historic buildings, specialist music facilities and performance spaces. In addition to studying performance and songwriting, you will also have the opportunity to develop your music production skills using our industry-standard music studios. During the programme, you develop a critical understanding of pop music and music culture throughout recent history. We also encourage you to investigate the importance of digital, interactive and web-based media in the future of the music industry.

“Our new BMus Popular Music helps you develop the many different skills a contemporary musician needs. As a performer, composer, music producer, or arranger, this course will encourage you to explore the exciting range and diversity of popular music today.”

Degree programme

Options

Single honours

You choose two 30-credit options. There are specialist modules in performance, songwriting, electronic music and music for film and television. There is also the option of choosing one module from our Fine Art or Creative Events programmes.

Dr Paul Fretwell Head of Music and Audio Arts

Options

Not sure? How about... • Music p151 • Music Technology p153

• Popular Music BMus (W300:K) 3 years (subject to approval)

Stage 1 Core modules

Stage 3

You take three 30-credit core modules: • Performance 1 • Audio Technologies 1 • Songwriting and Analysis 1.

Core modules You take two 30-credit core modules: • Individual Project • Popular Music and Professional Practice.

Options

You choose one 30-credit option. This may be another music option from the list below: • Music Studies 1 • Sonic Art • or, you can take a module in Fine Art or Creative Events, engaging in collaborative and interdisciplinary project with other students.

You choose two further 30-credit modules from a list which may include: • Final Performance • Dissertation • Live Events • Music in Education.

Stage 2

As in Stages 1 and 2, there is also the option of taking a 30-credit module from one of the other subject areas in the School of Arts.

Core modules You take two 30-credit core modules: • Audio Technologies 2 • Popular and World Music Studies.

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Location Medway.

Award BMus (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB-BBB at A level; DDM at BTEC.

Required subjects A Level Music, Music Technology at B or music performance examination, Grade 6 or above; GCSE English Grade C or above. Applicants will need to attend an interview and audition.

Year in industry See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk

Year in industry The School of Arts Year in Industry gives you an opportunity to gain relevant workplace experience as part of your programme of study. We have long recognised the benefits of taking a year abroad and the increased awareness and confidence the experience brings and now want to offer these benefits to students within the workplace. The year in industry will also give you an opportunity to increase your contacts and network so that you can hit the ground running when you graduate. The year in industry is in addition to your standard undergraduate programme and normally falls between your second and final year. The year itself is assessed on a pass/fail basis through employer feedback and a written report that you submit.

Teaching and assessment Students receive instrumental tuition as part of this degree, both individually and as part of bands, groups and ensembles.

All assessment is by coursework, including compositional and songwriting projects, seminar presentations, music performances, audio production tasks, essays and written assignments.

Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

For each module, there are opportunities for one-toone tutorials which give you individual support and guidance.

Careers Career opportunities include songwriting and composition, performance, music production, music for film, television, video games and the internet, music festivals, concert events, teaching and further study at postgraduate level. We regularly welcome high-profile visiting experts from the music industry to talk to our students, and we give specialist advice on current work and industry matters during our Stage 3 module, Popular Music and Professional Practice. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? The Department of Music and Audio Arts is part of the new School of Arts at Medway, a stunning multimillion-pound development housing a range of music and arts-based programmes.


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Student profile

ANDREW HARRIS SOCIAL SCIENCES What attracted you to Kent?

What are the facilities like at Medway?

Kent was one of my original five choices. It is a totally convenient location for me, the Medway Campus is an hour’s drive from where I live so it’s far enough for me to be independent but not so far that I can’t go home whenever I want.

It’s small, compact and friendly. Nearby, you’ve got the shopping centre and pubs and St Mary’s Island, which is a popular base for students. I stayed in halls last year – they were brand new, with great facilities. It was less than 10 minutes’ walk from the campus and there was a supermarket right underneath.

How is your course going? I am enjoying the course and doing well. I really liked the choice of modules in the second year – my favourite was clinical psychology. Feedback on our work is always very clear; pointing you in the right direction, not just telling you you’ve done something wrong, but how to improve it. I am a student representative in the School, so I also have the opportunity to air any concerns the students have, and these are always pretty well received by staff.

What will you do next? I plan to do a psychology Master’s conversion course and then a further degree in pure psychology so that, ultimately, I can practise as a clinical psychologist. I’m probably going to be a student for at least the next four years but, hopefully, by then the job market will be on it’s way up again.


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Canterbury

PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology is the study of people: how they think, act, react and interact. Psychologists scientifically study all kinds of behaviour and the thoughts, feelings and motivations underlying behaviour. Psychology examines questions such as: how do people act on a first date? How can we ease the effects of parental divorce on children? How can we make teams work efficiently? How can we help people to overcome depression or phobias? By collecting information about what people do, think, perceive and feel, psychologists answer questions about human behaviour, cognition and development. The Psychology programmes at Kent give you a broad background in practical applications, experimental and other methodologies, information technology and theory construction, and also allow you to follow specialist interests at Stage 3. All your work will help you to demonstrate transferable skills valued by employers. Applied Psychology programmes give you the opportunity for a year’s work placement, and Psychology with Studies in Europe allows you to spend a year studying abroad.

“I really enjoy being a student at Kent. The School of Psychology is welcoming, and the lecturers are supportive. The learning environment is interactive and links established theories with cutting-edge research. I have also benefitted from other activities, including volunteering in mental health settings.” Catarina Santos Psychology

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Anthropology p39 Biomedical Science p55 Criminology p81 Sociology p178

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) For applicants taking the Kent IFP (Social Sciences), passing with an average of 60%, including 45% in the Maths and Quantitative Methods module (unless the student has already achieved grade C or above in GCSE Maths) is a requirement for entry onto the first year of these degree programmes.

Degree programmes Single honours

European programme • Psychology with Studies in Europe (C881) 4 years

Stage 1 You take three 30-credit core modules in Psychology, plus a further 30 credits. Students on the Psychology with Studies in Europe programme take a double language module or, in the case of the Polish, Finnish and Turkish variants, two modules with a European perspective from other schools instead of the optional modules.

• Applied Psychology (C850) 4 years • Applied Psychology with Clinical Psychology (C823) 4 years • Psychology (C800) 3 years • Psychology with Clinical Psychology (C822) 3 years • Social Psychology (C882) 3 years

Core modules

Joint honours For full details of all Psychology options and joint honours programmes, see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246.

Drawn from a wide list in the Faculty of Social Sciences, depending on your chosen subject. The School of Psychology offers an Introduction to Forensic Psychology option.

Psychology and...

Stage 2

• Law (CM81) 4 years • Social Anthropology (CL86) 3 years • Sociology (CL83) 3 years

• Introduction to Biological and General Psychology • Introduction to Social Psychology • Psychology Statistics and Practical

Options

You take one 30-credit compulsory module and six 15-credit compulsory modules to ensure BPS accreditation. If you are on the Psychology with Studies in Europe programme, you delay taking two 15-credit modules until Stage 3. This allows you to take modules in the relevant language, or European Studies modules.

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Core modules

A year abroad/on placement

• • • • • • •

Students on the Psychology with Studies in Europe programme spend a year at one of our partner universities in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, Poland, Finland or Turkey. Students on applied programmes spend a year on placement within an organisation that delivers a form of psychological service, such as the National Health Service, Home Office, Department for Education or social services (subject to availability of placements and achieving an average mark of 60% at Stages 1 and 2).

Biological Psychology Child Development Cognitive Psychology Personality Psychology Statistics and Practical The Social Psychology of Groups The Social Psychology of the Individual

Stage 3 You take two compulsory modules, plus any core Stage 2 modules not already taken. If you are following a ‘with Clinical’ programme, you take Clinical Psychology. You make up the remaining credits through a wide choice of options. If you are following the Social Psychology programme, these include two social psychology options.

Core modules • Applying Psychology • Project

Options Drawn from a range of modules in topic areas that reflect the research interests of the School. The optional modules are subject to change from year to year. Those currently offered are: • Advanced Developmental Psychology • Attitudes and Social Cognition • Cognition in Action • Evaluating Evidence: Becoming a Smart Research Consumer • Forensic Psychology: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives • Freud and Post-Freud • Groups in Action • Language and Communication • Motivation • The Neuroscience of Cognitive Disorders • Researching People with Learning Disabilities • Selected Topics in Health and Well-being • Understanding People with Learning Disabilities.

Location Canterbury.

Award BSc (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels AAB at A level (AAA for Applied programmes), IB Diploma 33 points inc 4 in Mathematics or IB Diploma with 17 points at Higher inc 4 in Mathematics.

Teaching and assessment

Required subjects

Modules are taught by weekly lectures, workshops, small group seminars and project supervision. The Psychology Statistics and Practical module include laboratory practical sessions, statistics classes, computing classes and lectures in statistics and methodology.

GCSE Maths and English grade C. Psychology with Studies in Europe: French – A level French grade B. German – A level German grade B. Italian/Spanish/Finnish/Polish/Turkish – GCSE grade B or AS level in any modern European language other than English.

Most modules are assessed by examination and coursework. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks and, where appropriate, the marks for your year abroad or placement count towards your final degree result.

Careers Our students develop a broad range of transferable skills, such as excellent communication skills, both written and oral, the ability to work independently, to analyse and summarise complex material and to respond positively to challenges, all skills considered essential for graduate employment. Our graduates have gone into areas such as local government administration, social welfare, the Home Office, the probation service, teaching, special needs work, the NHS and health charities, or on to postgraduate professional training courses, for example, in educational, occupational or clinical psychology.

Year out See left.

Professional recognition Eligibility for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society and Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, provided the minimum standard of qualification of second class honours is achieved and a pass mark achieved in the final-year project.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/courses/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? The School was ranked 4th in the UK for overall student satisfaction in The Guardian University Guide 2012.


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Canterbury

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Religion is a vital element in human culture, and today religious issues are everywhere – from current affairs and international events, to the history of ideas, art and literature, and our own immediate experience and environment. Religious Studies at Kent involves investigating and discussing these ideas, experiences, practices and institutions, through texts, films, historical data and directly observing the world today. Kent offers a range of modules reflecting the central place of religion in human life and thought. Some modules provide introductions to major world religions; others investigate philosophical themes within religious studies; and others explore connections between religion and topics such as psychology, sociology, science, ethics, popular culture, films, literature and the arts. Canterbury is a well-known centre in world religion, and the University has strong links with the Cathedral library and archives.

“Religious Studies has equipped me with a lot of skills that will be useful in a work environment. I have learnt to time manage, which is helpful, and I also feel I have a broader knowledge of the world.” Alexandra Harvey Religious Studies

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 50%, including 60% in academic skills guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

Degree programmes

You choose your remaining credits from a range available in the Faculty of Humanities.

Stage 2/3 If you are taking a single honours degree, you complete Issues in Religious Studies (Stage 2) and a Religious Studies Dissertation (Stage 3), and up to six of the modules listed below. Other options are available from a wide range in the Faculty of Humanities.

Religious Studies and... • • • • •

Classical & Archaeological Studies p64 Comparative Literature p66 History p119 Philosophy p157

Options

• Religious Studies (V616) 3 years

For other possible joint honours combinations, see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246.

• • • •

Gods of the Desert: Judaism and Islam Religion and Sex Religion in the Contemporary World What is Christian Theology?

Single honours

Joint honours

Not sure? How about...

• • • •

Comparative Literature (VQ62) 3 years English and American Literature (QV36) 3 years French (RV16) 4 years History (VV61) 3 years Philosophy (VV56) 3 years

Stage 1 Core modules Single honours students take one core module: • What is Religion? Plus three modules from the list below: • An Introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism • Christianity through 2000 Years

If you are taking joint honours, you should choose four from the list below, together with the required modules in your other subject.

Core modules • Dissertation (single honours students at Stage 3 only) • Issues in Religious Studies (single honours students at Stage 2)

Options • • • •

Anthropology of Religion Buddhism: Its Essence and Development Christianity and Ethics Continental Philosophy of Religion

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• Death of God? Christianity and the Modern World • Hindu Religious Thought • History and Literature in Early Christianity: Luke – Acts • Issues in Religious Studies • Modern Islam: Liberal and Fundamentalist Thought • Philosophy, Religion and Political Economy • Psychology and Religion • Religion and Film • Religion and Globalisation • The Sacred and Contemporary Culture • Science and Religion • Sociology of Religion • William James: Philosopher, Psychologist and Scholar of Religion

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Careers Through your study, you gain the key transferable skills considered essential by graduate employers. These include excellent communication skills, both written and oral, the ability to work in a team and independently, the ability to analyse and summarise complex material and devise innovative and well thought-out solutions to problems.

Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels Recent graduates have gone into areas such as teaching, publishing, travel, advertising, personnel, diplomacy, social work, journalism, media, marketing and the legal profession, or further academic or vocational qualifications. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Single honours: BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher. Joint honours: ABB/BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 15/16 points at Higher.

Required subjects A level Religious Studies or Theology grade B where taken.

Teaching and assessment

Further information

You are usually taught in small groups, with most modules involving either two or three hours per week in class, plus individual consultations with teachers as well as sessions on computing and library skills.

Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Stage 1 modules are normally assessed by 100% coursework. At Stages 2 and 3, some modules are assessed by 100% coursework (such as essays), others by a combination of formal examination and coursework.

Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk

DID YOU KNOW? Religious Studies at Kent was ranked 4th in the UK for overall student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2012.


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Canterbury

SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY

The BA in Social Anthropology is a distinctive degree programme allowing for the holistic study of people’s ideas, beliefs, practices and activities in a wide range of local, global, diasporic and transnational settings. Social anthropologists study how and why we do the things we do, for example, how we work, use technologies, and negotiate conflicts, relationships and change. As a research-led School we offer a wide range of modules, with a particular strength being the opportunity to study visual anthropology, with both theoretical and practical classes. The programme reflects staff research interests across the globe, which include: political struggle and resistance, post-conflict reconstruction, cultural transmission, indigenous knowledge, religious identity and transformation, mental illness, environmental politics, rural social transformation, law and legal pluralism, science and technology, public anthropology and advocacy. We explore communities and the systems and processes that link them together such as globalisation, migration, the media, businesses, financial markets and world politics. A further special feature of our programme is the application of computers and IT to anthropological research and practice. Anthropology is a friendly and cosmopolitan School where you are taught by leading authorities in their fields. Our Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing (CSAC) was one of the first in the country and our Centre for Biocultural Diversity (CBCD) is equally outstanding. Our degrees also offer the chance to study in Europe or Japan.

“Anthropology is a diverse subject. Its ethnographic fieldwork methods are by far the most exciting in any discipline. The course has opened doors to a broader understanding of other cultures around the world.” James Richardson Social Anthropology

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60%, including 60% in the academic skills and social anthropology modules, guarantees you entry onto the first year of the Social Anthropology degree programme. For Social Anthropology with a Year in Japan, an overall average of 75% is required, including 75% in the academic skills module. For social anthropology European programmes please contact the School at www.kent.ac.uk/sac

Degree programmes Single honours • Social Anthropology (L600) 3 years • Social Anthropology with a Year in Japan (L612) 4 years

Joint honours

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Anthropology p39 Biological Anthropology p51 Medical Anthropology p147 Social Sciences p173

These are some of the more popular joint honours and European degrees. For other possible combinations, please see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246. Social Anthropology and... • • • • •

Cultural Studies (LV69) 3 years Economics (LL16) 3 years History (LV61) 3 years Law (ML16) Philosophy (LV65) 3 years

• Politics (LL62) 3 years • Psychology (CL86) 3 years • Sociology (LL36) 3 years

European programmes • Social Anthropology with a Year in Denmark (L613) 4 years • Social Anthropology with a Year in Finland (L677) 4 years • Social Anthropology with a Year in the Netherlands (L610) 4 years • Social Anthropology with French (L675) 4 years • Social Anthropology with German (L676) 4 years • Social Anthropology with Italian (L673) 4 years • Social Anthropology with Spanish (L674) 4 years

Stage 1 You take four core modules and a choice of recommended or ‘wild’ modules, or any language requirements.

Core modules • • • •

Introduction to Social Anthropology Foundations of Human Culture Skills for Anthropology and Conservation Thinkers and Theories: An Introduction to the History and Development of Anthropology

Recommended module • Animals, People and Plants

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Stage 2/3

A year abroad

You take core modules in each year and, if relevant, a language module or required modules for your other subject if you are taking joint honours. You then take options drawn from the list below or others offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences.

You spend a year between Stages 2 and 3 taking courses in Social Anthropology at a university in France, Germany, Italy or Spain (where the courses are taught in the language of that country); or the Netherlands, Denmark, Japan or Finland (where the courses are taught in English).

Students on the Year in Japan programme may take a Japanese language class at Stage 2.

Teaching and assessment

Core modules • • • • • •

Advanced Social Anthropology 1 Advanced Social Anthropology 2 Ethnography 1 Ethnography 2 Theoretical Perspectives in Social Anthropology Theoretical Topics in Social Anthropology

Options • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Anthropology and Development Anthropology and Language The Anthropology of Amazonia The Anthropology of Business The Anthropology of Eating The Anthropology of Gender The Anthropology of Health, Illness and Medicine The Anthropology of Law Culture and Cognition Ethnicity and Nationalism The Ethnography of Central Asia Human Ecology Medicinal Plants, Traditional Healing and Drug Discovery North Mediterranean Societies Pacific Societies Photographic Project in Visual Anthropology Social Computing Southern Mediterranean Societies South-East Asian Societies Special Project in Social Anthropology Video Project in Visual Anthropology Visual Anthropology Theory

On average, you have four hours of lectures and four hours of seminars each week. Most modules involve individual study using library resources and, where relevant, laboratories and computerbased learning packages. If you are taking modules involving computing or learning a language, you have additional workshop time. Assessment ranges from 80:20 exam/coursework to 100% coursework. At Stages 2 and 3, most core modules are split 50% end-of-year examination and 50% coursework. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks and, where appropriate, the marks for your year abroad count towards your final degree result.

Careers Studying social anthropology gives you an exciting range of career opportunities. We work with you to help direct your module choices to the career paths you are considering. Through your studies you learn how to work independently, to analyse complex data and to present your work with clarity and flair. Our recent graduates have gone into areas such as overseas development and aid work, further research in social anthropology, social sciences research, media research or production (TV and radio), journalism, advertising, social work, education, international consultancy and work with community groups. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 6th in the UK for Anthropology graduate employment prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2012 and 8th for student satisfaction in The Times Good University Guide 2012.

Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels AAB in 3 A levels; programmes with a language include A level in the relevant language grade B or above. IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 17 points at Higher Level. Subject specific requirements are located at www.kent.ac.uk/ug. GCSE English at grade C is required. L612 also requires GCSE Mathematics grade C.

Required subjects L600, L610, L611, L677: None. L612: Mathematics grade C. L675: A level French grade B. L676: A level German grade B. L673: A level Italian grade B. L674: A level Spanish grade B.

Year abroad See left.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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Canterbury

SOCIAL POLICY

Social Policy looks at the ways in which we as a society promote the welfare of individuals and families. You study some of today’s central issues, such as poverty, well-being, ill-health, education, crime, homelessness and child protection. This includes looking at both the nature of social problems and also at the policies directed towards them by government, and at the role of voluntary and private welfare. You look at debates regarding how best to provide health care, how to provide affordable housing, how to balance work and family life, and how to achieve equality for women, minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities. In studying these and many other vital topics, you develop the knowledge and skills to help you succeed in your future career. What is distinctive about studying Social Policy at Kent is that the programme is highly flexible and provides a wide range of option choices, offered by leading academics. The programme is based within the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, which has consistently achieved the highest ratings for the quality of its teaching and research. It will help you develop the knowledge and skills that will appeal to a range of employers in welfare-related occupations and beyond (see overleaf under Careers).

“The teaching is excellent. I’ve had help whenever I’ve needed guidance and the staff are always available for a chat if you need to talk something over. And when you are introduced to a subject you’ve never thought about before, the way some lecturers draw you in is inspiring.” Karen Steffan Social Policy

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 50% guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

Stage 1 You take five core modules (75 credits), plus a further 45 credits from options.

Core modules

These are some of the more popular joint honours degrees. For a full list, see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246.

• Social Problems and Social Policy: The Market, the Family and the State • Social Problems and Social Policy: Youth, the Family and the State • Sociology of Everyday Life • Fundamentals of Sociology And either • Introduction to Criminology Or • Modern Culture

Social Policy and...

Options

Degree programmes Single honours • Social Policy (L430) 3 years

Joint honours

• • • • •

Criminology (LM49) 3 years Law (titled Law and Welfare) (ML14) 3 years Politics (LL42) 3 years Sociology (LL34) 3 years Social Anthropology (LL46) 3 years

A choice of a wide range of modules offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Stage 2/3 You take 90 credits of core modules and 150 credits of options.

Not sure? How about...

Core modules

• • • •

• Key Issues in Welfare Systems • Social Research Methods • Welfare in Modern Britain

Criminology p81 Health and Social Care p115 Politics and International Relations p161 Social Sciences p173

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Options

Teaching and assessment

You draw your options from a list that currently includes: • The Care and Protection of Children • Childhood, Society and Children’s Rights • Criminal Justice in Modern Britain • Dissertation • Education, Training and Social Policy • Environmental Policy and Practice • Gender, Work and the Family: Exploring the Work-Life Balance • Health and Health Policy • Health, Illness and Medicine • Issues in Social Care • Kent Student Certificate for Volunteering (Platinum Award) • Mental Health • Poverty, Inequality and Social Security • Refugees and Forced Migration • Reproductive Health Policy in Britain • The Social Politics of Food • Sociology of Work • The Third Sector: Non-profit Associations, Charities, NGOs and Social Enterprise in Modern Society • Understanding People with Learning Disabilities • Youth and Crime.

Usually you have four lectures and four seminars a week and additional tutorial input spread over the year. Some modules involve workshops to develop key personal and study skills, or computing and project work, which you can do individually or in teams. In addition, you spend time in individual study, using the resources of the University Library and computer-assisted learning packages.

Plus other modules drawn from the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Most modules in the School are assessed by 50% coursework and 50% end-of-year examination. A small number are assessed entirely by coursework. Marks from both Stages 2 and 3 count towards your final degree result. Stage 1 results do not count towards the final mark, but entry to Stage 2 depends on passing Stage 1 assessments.

Careers We place a high emphasis on developing transferable skills such as those in written and verbal presentation, groupwork and the use of ICT. Our graduates fare extremely well in terms of finding employment, whether in directly related areas such as social work and health care; policy analysis in the public and voluntary sector; human resource management and advice services; education and research; and management in the Civil Service, local authorities or other public agencies, the voluntary sector; or beyond. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 7th in the UK for Social Policy graduate employment prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2012.

Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels Single honours: ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher. Joint honours: LM49, LL34, LL42: ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher. LL46: ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher. ML14: A level AAB IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 17 points at Higher. The School is committed to widening participation and has a long and successful tradition of admitting mature students. We welcome applications from students on accredited Access courses.

Required subjects None.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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Medway

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Social Sciences offers an interdisciplinary approach to investigating society and people by providing an opportunity to study different subjects (social policy, sociology, criminology, history, politics, psychology and urban studies). Social issues, including class, forensic psychology, urban change, health care, social justice, cultural identity, crime, work, the city, and drugs, are never simple to understand, but this degree programme provides a multi-perspective analysis of such issues. In addition, new and returning students value the ability to select topics and modules to match their interests and needs in a flexible and coherent manner. You can choose from an expanding list of new modules taught by a dedicated research-active staff. Graduate job opportunities include teaching, research, local government, the Civil Service, management in the public, private or voluntary sectors, marketing, care and counselling, psychology and the police.

“The Social Sciences course involves so many different skills that employers regard in high esteem, such as the use of statistical software, evaluating and analysing both qualitative and quantitative data, and the assessing of presentation skills. Competency in these areas has real benefits later in your working life.” Andrew Harris Social Sciences

Degree programme

Stage 2

Single honours • Social Sciences (L340:K) 3 years

You take two 15-credit research modules (from a choice of three), and then further modules from the options listed below to make a total of 120 credits.

Stage 1

Core modules

You take a 30-credit core module, and then choose 90 credits from a list of options of 30 credits each.

Core module

• Psychology Research Methods and Data Analysis • Theory and Method in Historical Research • Sociological Research Methods

• Methods of Social Research

Options • • • •

Introduction to Contemporary Britain Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Sociology Social Problems and Social Policy

Options Sociology and Social Policy • • • • • • • • •

Contested Cities Doing Visual Sociology Drugs and Culture Health Policy in Britain Key Welfare Issues Principles and Practice of Social Policy Social Ethics Social Justice Practice Youth, Crime and Social Justice

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Criminal Justice Studies p79 Politics and International Relations p161 Psychology p165 Social Policy p171

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Social History, Politics and Criminal Justice • Britain on Film: 1930-1990 • Crime and Justice in Europe • Crime, Punishment and Penal Policy in England and Wales • Drugs and Crime • History of the Police and Policing • Politics and Society • The Politics of Criminal Justice • Prisons, Probation and Offender Rehabilitation • Restorative Justice: Concepts, Issues and Debates • Women and Work in Britain, 1850-1975 • Women, Crime and Justice • Women, Politics and Society in Britain from 1750 • Youth, Crime and Criminal Justice

Psychology • • • • • • • • • • • •

Applied Cognitive Psychology Applied Social Psychology Developmental Psychology Emotion and Motivation Forensic Psychology Human Cognition Individual Differences Psychology of Group Behaviour Psychology of Social Behaviour Psychology of Social Cognition Psychopathology Social Psychology of Health

Stage 3 You take one compulsory 30-credit module, and take your remaining credits from the options listed under Stage 2.

Core module • Dissertation

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Teaching and assessment We use a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, case study analysis, group projects and presentations, and individual and group tutorials. Study groups are normally no more than 15 to 18 students at any one time, and give you the opportunity to discuss a topic in detail. Assessment is by a mixture of coursework and examinations, except for the methods modules and the dissertation, which are assessed entirely by coursework.

Careers Graduates of the BSc in Social Sciences develop key transferable skills in communication, report writing, team working, project management, leadership, problem solving and reflection throughout their studies. The core modules, Methods of Social Research and the Dissertation explicitly develop these skills in all students, as do the diverse learning and assessment strategies on optional modules throughout the degree. Graduates of this interdisciplinary programme are adaptable and flexible in their ways of thinking about issues and problem solving, and approach tasks in a rigorous, ethical, yet creative and reflective, fashion. Our students learn to consider a range of perspectives on social issues, and as graduates have a strong awareness of the cultural contexts that can inform their work. Our graduates are enthusiastic and passionate about their subjects, and can take on positions of leadership in addition to working effectively and considerately in teams. These skills and attributes are valued in a variety of professions including teaching, research, local government, Civil Service, management in the public, private or voluntary sectors, marketing, care and counselling, psychology and the police. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 7th in the UK for Social Policy graduate employment prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2012.

Location Medway.

Award BSc (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels BBB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 15 points at Higher. BTEC National Diploma with Distinction, Distinction, Merit. Successful completion of an Access course. University of Kent Certificate in Social Science. Mature students may be accepted on the basis of motivation and experience. The School is committed to widening participation and has a long and successful tradition of admitting mature students.

Required subjects None.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

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SOCIAL WORK

The degree in Social Work offers successful graduates eligibility for professional registration with the General Social Care Council (GSCC) and with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which, from July 2012, will be the regulatory body for social work. The degree provides the national required standard in knowledge and skills needed by professional social workers. The programme also provides extensive work in practice learning settings that meet Government requirements. Social Work runs at the University of Kent’s Medway campus, and benefits from the excellent new facilities on site. The degree is taught by lecturers with extensive social work practice experience who are active in research and scholarship, and the student body is a cosmopolitan mix of mature and younger students, from different ethnic backgrounds and nationalities. Home and EU students are normally eligible for a non-means-tested Department of Health bursary of approximately £4,575 per year, which includes a basic grant, an amount for practice placement expenses and a contribution towards tuition fees.

“Wow, I feel very privileged. My lecturers really do know their stuff and deliver the relevant information in a way that the learner finds easy to digest. The lecturers are very approachable, supportive and get you to think on your feet. They really want to see students succeed.” Janet Jacobs Social Work

Not sure? How about... • • • •

Criminal Justice Studies p79 Psychology p165 Social Policy p171 Sociology p178

Degree programme

Stage 2

Single honours

From September to March, you do a 100-day assessed practice placement in an organisation involving direct provision of services to service users.

• Social Work (L508:K) 3 years

Stage 1 You take eight compulsory 15-credit modules: • Communication Skills • Human Growth and Development • Introduction to Law for Social Work • Social Policy • Social Theory for Social Workers • Social Work Services and Service Users • Social Work Theories, Methods and Practice 1 • Values, Ethics and Equality.

Practice placements are allocated by the University in statutory (for example, local authority services), voluntary and private organisations, depending on availability, taking into account your interests, learning needs and geographical considerations.

In January, you undertake preparation for practice activities where you have the opportunity to shadow an experienced social worker and to develop a greater understanding of the experience of service users.

Stage 3

You then take two 30-credit compulsory modules: • Adults, Services and Community Care • Social Work with Children and Families.

In the first term, you take four 15-credit modules: • People Who Use Services and Carers • Research for Social Work Practice • Social Work Practice in a Multi-agency Context • Social Work Theories, Methods and Practice 2. The programme finishes with another 100-day period of assessed practice from January to June.


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Location Medway.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels

Teaching and assessment

Careers

Teaching methods include formal lectures, large and small group discussion and experiential work, and a programme of seminars.

The programme has a good record of graduates obtaining employment. Nationally, there is a shortage of social workers. Jobs are available in: local authority and health settings (for example, working with children and families, disabled people, people with mental health problems, older people); voluntary organisations (for example, Barnardos, NSPCC); and private agencies (for example, private fostering agencies). Some graduates choose to do agency supply work.

Social workers are required to be computer literate, so you have the opportunity to take modules towards the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) or equivalent. During placement periods, you are assessed by a practice educator on whether you meet the National Occupational Standards for Social Work. In addition to the assessed placements, you are assessed through a mixture of written module assignments, in class tests, presentations and video work. Successfully completing Stage 1 also includes satisfying the Board of Examiners that you are safe to do the practical component of Stages 2 and 3.

BBC at A level, IB Diploma 33 points with 4 in Mathematics or IB Diploma with 14 points at Higher inc 4 in Mathematics. Mature candidates who do not hold appropriate qualifications may apply, but need to satisfy the University they have the ability to study at degree level. Candidates taking an Access to Higher Education Diploma must achieve 75% of all level 3 credits at merit or above including Level 2 or higher credits in English and Maths. All applicants must demonstrate in their UCAS personal statement that they have gained sufficient experience to evidence their interest and suitability to study social work. Offers are subject to a GSCC health check and a CRB clearance (enhanced).

Required subjects GCSE English and Mathematics grade C.

Professional recognition Social work is a regulated profession. A qualifying degree is a prerequisite for professional registration as a qualified social worker. As a social work student, you will be expected to register with the General Social Care Council (GSCC), the social work profession’s regulator, and adhere to the standards set out in the Code of Practice for Social Workers. As well as regulating individual social workers and students, the GSCC also regulates the performance of social work courses, the reports of which are published on their website, so you can check to see how each university is performing. For more information visit: www.gscc.org.uk

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 4th in the UK for Social Work in The Times Good University Guide 2012.

T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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SOCIOLOGY

Sociology provides ways of making sense of a world undergoing unprecedented social change and uncertainty. It aims to explain the origins, formation and development of modern societies. Sociological research is devoted to understanding the conditions that govern our experience of everyday life as well as the structures that determine the overall character of a society. The programme at Kent is designed to provide students with an understanding of core traditions and contemporary developments in sociological thinking and research. It also features a range of specialist areas such as race and ethnic identity, risk and society, sociological approaches to violence, terrorism and society, new media technologies, the sociology of health, sex, gender and socialisation, the sociology of work and the sociology of embodiment. We also offer you the opportunity to study Sociology with a year abroad in Europe (Holland, Spain, Italy or Finland), or in Hong Kong. Sociology teaching at Kent was described by national assessors during their most recent visit as ‘very impressive’. The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research has the highest national research rating available. You are taught by some of the leading academics in the field.

“I was attracted to this course mainly due to my fascination with society and its social actors, and how they relate to each other. It’s interesting and enjoyable, and has helped me gain a better understanding of how society functions. I have found the teaching outstanding; the lecturers are approachable and very helpful.”

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60% guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

Degree programmes Single honours • Sociology (L300) 3 years

Joint honours For a full list of Sociology programmes, see the Honours Degree Quick Reference Guide on p246. Sociology and...

Mwai Mauluka-Jones Criminology and Sociology

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Anthropology p39 Psychology p165 Social Policy p171 Social Sciences p173

• • • • • • • • •

Criminology (LM39) 3 years Economics (LL13) 3 years English and American Literature (LQ33) 3 years Law (LM31) 3 years Philosophy (LVH5) 3 years Politics (LL32) 3 years Psychology (CL83) 3 years Social Anthropology (LL36) 3 years Social Policy (LL34) 3 years

International programme • Sociology with a Year in Hong Kong (L304) 4 years

Stage 1 You take one core module, plus a language if relevant, and a choice of options.

Core modules • Fundamentals of Sociology • Sociology of Everyday Life • Language module (for Italian programmes)

Options A wide range of modules drawn from the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Stage 2/3 You take three core modules, a language if relevant, and a choice of options.

Core modules • Concepts and Theories in Sociology • Social Research Methods

European programmes

Options

• • • •

• • • •

Sociology with a Year in Finland (L301) 4 years Sociology with Italian (L373) 4 years Sociology with a Year in Spain (L303) 4 years Sociology with a Year in the Netherlands (L305) 4 years

The Care and Protection of Children Childhood, Society and Children’s Rights Crime, Media and Culture Criminal Justice in Modern Britain: Development, Issues and Politics • Cultures of Embodiment


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Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level or IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher. The School is committed to widening participation and has a long and successful tradition of admitting mature students. We welcome applications from students on accredited Access courses.

Required subjects L373: GCSE or AS level in a related modern language. CL83: GCSE Mathematics grade C. LL13: GCSE Mathematics grade A; if taken A level Economics or Business Studies grade B.

Year abroad • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Drugs, Culture and Control Education, Training and Social Policy Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice Gender, Work and the Family: Exploring the Work Life Balance Health, Illness and Medicine The Information Society and Digital Culture Issues in Social Care Popular Culture, Media and Society Poverty, Inequality and Social Security Racism Reproductive Health Policy in Britain Risk and Society The Social Politics of Food Sociological Perspectives on Violence Sociology Dissertation Sociology of Crime and Deviance The Sociology of Work Terrorism and Modern Society Youth and Crime

Please note: the programme is under review and may differ in certain details from the one outlined here.

A year abroad In our Sociology with a year abroad programmes, you spend the third year of a four-year programme studying at one of our partner universities in Italy, Finland, Holland, Spain or Hong Kong.

Teaching and assessment On average, you have four hours of lectures and up to four hours of seminars each week. We also

run a tutorial scheme in which students are supervised on a one-to-one basis or in small groups. Most modules also involve individual study using library resources and, where relevant, computer assisted learning packages. If you are taking modules involving computing or learning a language, you have additional workshop time. Most Sociology modules are assessed by a variety of methods, including examination and coursework, each of which counts for 50% of the final mark. The dissertation, usually done at Stage 3, is assessed without examination. Marks from Stages 2 and 3 and for your year abroad all count towards your final degree result. Stage 1 results do not count towards the final mark, but entry to Stage 2 depends on passing Stage 1.

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Careers Through your study you gain many of the transferable skills essential for success in the graduate employment market. These include planning and organisation, the ability to work independently and in groups, to lead and to support others, and to analyse complex information and make it accessible to non-specialist readers. Our graduates go into a variety of areas such as marketing, recruitment consultancy, the Prison Service, teaching, banking and financial services, and further study. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 7th in the UK for Social Policy graduate employment prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2012.


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SPORT AND EXERCISE FOR HEALTH Sport and Exercise for Health is a new degree programme offered by the Centre for Sports Studies. This BSc (Hons) degree is designed for students who wish to combine their passion for sport and exercise with the desire for health-related study. In this science-based programme, you develop a range of laboratory and clinical skills that give you an outstanding platform for a career in the sport, exercise and health professions. As part of your degree, you study areas including sports psychology and nutrition. You also have the opportunity to promote your own event, and look at the issues involved in encouraging the public to become more physically active. In your final year, you conduct your own research project, choosing from specialist options that may include strength and conditioning, sport and exercise leadership, and current issues in nutrition. The Centre for Sports Studies is superbly equipped. You also benefit from being taught by staff members who are both excellent teachers and leading researchers in their field. Sports Studies provides an enthusiastic and supportive environment for motivated and ambitious students. In addition to our exercise science laboratories and sports therapy clinics on campus, the Centre has its own dedicated specialist facilities at Medway Park. These new facilities include an environmental chamber, one of the first treadmills in any UK university specially designed to reduce impact when exercising, 3D video imaging and analysis, force pedal and gait analysis, and an ultrasound imaging scanner.

“We’re really pleased to be offering this exciting new degree programme. A number of our graduates in sport have gone on to work in health-related positions, and we have also noticed that there are a number of career opportunities in the NHS for graduates with a strong background in sport, exercise and health.”

Degree programme

Stage 3

Single honours

Typical modules

• Sport and Exercise for Health (C604:K) 3 years

• Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise Nutrition • Exercise Prescription, Referral and Rehabilitation • Research Study in Sports Sciences • Sport and Exercise Leadership • Strength and Conditioning

Professor Louis Passfield Director of the Centre for Sports Studies

• • • • • •

Not sure? How about... • Sport and Exercise Management p182 • Sports Science p184 • Sports Therapy p187

Stage 1 Typical modules • • • • •

Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics Introduction to Human Physiology Introduction to Sport and Exercise Nutrition Principles of Training and Fitness Sports Massage

Stage 2 Typical modules Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology Exercise for Special Populations Research Methods Sport and Exercise Promotion Sport and Exercise Psychology Sports Injuries


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Location Medway.

Award BSc (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels BBB at A level, IB 33 points inc 5 in SL Biology or 6 in SL Biology and 4 in Mathematics, or IB Diploma with 15 points at Higher inc 5 in SL Biology or 6 in SL Biology and 4 in Mathematics. BTEC National Diploma 18 units at Distinction, Distinction, Merit. National Certificate 12 units at Distinction, Distinction, Distinction.

Required subjects

Teaching and assessment

Careers

The programme involves taking part in, designing and leading practical sports sessions, lectures, small group seminars and private study. You will have several lectures or practical sessions, and a series of seminars each week. You are also required to spend additional time developing your skills and knowledge in real-life situations.

A graduate in Sport and Exercise for Health has a range of career opportunities. The degree can lead to employment with the NHS and local government authorities, teaching, physical activity and health promotion, employment within public or private leisure centres, health and fitness clubs; and selfemployment, for example as a coach or trainer, or posts in community leisure centres or in sports development with national or regional sports governing bodies. Additionally, you can choose further study to pursue a career in teaching (PGCE), or research (MPhil/PhD and Professional Doctorate) or our other taught MSc programmes.

The first half of Stage 1 is largely assessed by coursework and observed assessments. In the second half of Stage 1, some modules have written examinations in addition to coursework and practical assessments. During Stages 2 and 3, the form of assessment varies from 100% coursework to a combination of examination and coursework.

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? Students at the Centre for Sports Studies use a range of state-of-the-art equipment and take part in sports therapy clinics, all of which give them the relevant experience they need for success in their future careers.

A level grade B in an appropriate subject inc Human Biology, PE, Sports Studies, natural science and Mathematics. National Diploma Applied Science (Sports Studies) or Exercise Science, or Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy. Applicants with applied or theoretical knowledge of anatomy and physiology are considered individually. GCSE Mathematics grade C.

Professional recognition Graduates of this programme may be eligible to apply for Register of Exercise Professionals accreditation.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

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SPORT AND EXERCISE MANAGEMENT Studying Sport and Exercise Management in the Centre for Sports Studies, you develop an excellent understanding of the management expertise needed to be effective in the sport and exercise industry. The course provides an excellent grounding both in sport and exercise, and management skills. In your third year, you have the opportunity to complete a placement module within the sports industry and also choose to focus on personal training, corrective exercise, and/or strength and conditioning. The Centre for Sports Studies provides a first-rate experience for students in an innovative and fast-growing department. The Centre encourages a range of teaching methods for student learning, including traditional lectures and more student-centred approaches, such as problem-based learning scenarios. The Centre for Sports Studies benefits from excellent purpose-built facilities, housing state-of-the-art equipment; these include sports science laboratories, teaching and student clinics, and a rehabilitation gymnasium. The Centre is also part of the exciting £11 million Medway Park development, a regional centre of sporting excellence, which provides students with the opportunity to study sports management in real-life situations in a busy centre of excellence. Lecturers in the Centre are also involved in some of the latest sports research developments and work with prominent sports teams and bodies, such as the RFU, British Cycling, EIS and UK Sport.

“Having a personal tutor is one of the best things about university. If you have any problems with your course or personal issues, you can talk to them and they will help you resolve them.” Amber Smissen Sport and Exercise Management

Not sure? How about... • Sport and Exercise for Health p180 • Sports Science p184 • Sports Therapy p187


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Degree programme

Teaching and assessment

Single honours

The programme involves taking part in, designing and leading practical sports sessions, lectures, small group seminars and private study. You will have several lectures or practical sessions and a series of seminars each week. You are also required to spend additional time developing your skills and knowledge in real-life situations.

• Sport and Exercise Management (C601:K) 3 years

Stage 1 Typical modules • • • • •

Introduction to Human Physiology People and Organisations Principles of Training for Sport and Exercise Sport and Exercise Nutrition Sport and Exercise Psychology

Stage 2 Typical modules • • • • •

Exercise for Special Populations Human Resource Development Principles of Sports Marketing Sport and Exercise Leadership Sport and Exercise Promotion

Stage 3 The final year consists of compulsory modules and an optional module.

Typical compulsory modules • Exercise Prescription, Referral and Rehabilitation • Individual Research Study

Example optional modules • Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise Nutrition • Personal Training and Corrective Exercise • Sports Event Management • Sports Industry Placement • Strength and Conditioning

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Location Medway.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels The first half of Stage 1 is largely assessed by coursework and observed assessments. In the second half of Stage 1, most modules have written examinations in addition to coursework and practical assessments. During Stages 2 and 3, the form of assessment varies but most modules are assessed either by coursework or a combination of examination and coursework.

BBB at A level, IB 33 points inc 5 in HL Biology or 6 in SL Biology and 4 in Mathematics or IB Diploma with 15 points at Higher inc 5 in SL Biology or 6 in SL Biology and 4 in Mathematics. BTEC National Diploma 18 units at Distinction, Distinction, Merit. National Certificate 12 units at Distinction, Merit.

Careers

Required subjects

The Centre for Sports Studies has an excellent reputation and was recently ranked in the top 5 in the UK for graduate employability. A graduate in Sport and Exercise Management has a number of career opportunities. The degree can lead to: employment in sports development with local authorities, national or regional sports governing bodies; employment within public or private leisure centres, health and fitness clubs; and posts in community leisure centres, or self-employment as a personal trainer. Additionally, you can choose further study to pursue a career in teaching (PGCE), or research (MPhil/PhD) or other Master’s programmes. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? The Centre for Sports Studies has new facilities in Medway Park as part of an £11 million project, creating a regional centre of sporting excellence.

National Certificate or Diploma in Applied Science (Sports Studies), Sports Performance, Sports Development or Exercise Science or AVCE Leisure and Recreation. Applicants with applied or theoretical knowledge of anatomy and physiology are considered individually. GCSE Mathematics grade C.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

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SPORTS SCIENCE

This stimulating degree programme enables you to study the application of science to issues in the sport and exercise sciences, and to gain the key skills you need to become an excellent practitioner within the sports, exercise and fitness industries. You are taught by lecturers who are world-leading experts in their field and who are involved in some of the latest sport and exercise science research developments. This means that the knowledge you gain is relevant and up-to-date. The Centre for Sports Studies provides a first-class experience in a dynamic and fastgrowing department. The Centre encourages a range of teaching methods, combining lectures and seminars with more innovative approaches, such as case studies and problem-based learning scenarios. You benefit from our links with high-profile sports teams and bodies such as the RFU, English Institute of Sport, British Cycling and UK Sport, individual Olympians and Paralympians, and companies such as Science in Sport, as well as our community links with the elderly and frail. The equipment available to our students is second-to-none. Our new sports science laboratories, in the £11 million development at Medway Park, house a range of the latest sports science equipment, including an environmental chamber, an anti-gravity treadmill, 3D video analysis, ultrasound imaging, gait analysis and force pedals, in addition to teaching and student clinics, blood laboratories and a rehabilitation gymnasium.

“I have really enjoyed meeting the other students and working in groups. The teaching is very good, and the lecturers are all very approachable and willing to help out if you don’t understand something.” Helen Pullen Sports Science

Degree programme

Typical modules

Single honours

• • • • • • •

• Sports Science (C602:K) 3 years

Stage 1 Typical modules Stage 1 represents the first year of your degree programme. Typical modules include: • Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology • Introduction to Fitness Testing and Evaluation • Introduction to Professional Skills and Research Methods • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Nutrition • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology • Principles of Training for Sport and Exercise.

Stage 2/3

Not sure? How about... • Sport and Exercise for Health p180 • Sport and Exercise Management p182 • Sports Therapy p187

Stages 2 and 3 represent the second and final year of your degree programme. The structure of Stage 2 provides a general grounding, covering all the key aspects of sports science. You then have the opportunity to focus on other more specialised areas within the third year of your degree programme.

Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology Dissertation Preparation Fitness Training Principles Research Methods Sport, Exercise and Health Promotion Sport and Exercise Psychology

In Stage 3, a member of staff supervises and guides you through the production of a research project and your dissertation. You can also choose from a range of module options including: • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology • Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise Nutrition • Controversies in Sport and Exercise Science • Exercise Prescription for Chronic Disease Conditions • Exercise Referral • High Performance Physiology • Sports Science in the Classroom • Strength and Conditioning.


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Location Medway.

Award BSc (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level, IB 33 points inc 5 in SL Biology or 6 in SL Biology and 4 in Mathematics, or IB Diploma with 15 points at Higher inc 5 in SL Biology or 6 in SL Biology and 4 in Mathematics. BTEC National Diploma 18 units at Distinction, Distinction, Merit. National Certificate 12 units at Distinction, Merit.

Required subjects

Teaching and assessment

Careers

Teaching involves practical laboratory and sportsbased sessions, lectures, small group seminars and private study. You will have a number of lectures and practical sessions and a series of seminars each week – depending on the optional modules you select. You may also be required to spend time developing your practical skills and experience in placement or event situations.

The University of Kent has an excellent reputation for its graduate employability. Sports Studies recently ranked in the top 5 in the UK for graduate employment. Graduates from this course have found employment in a range of professions including working as a sports scientist. There are opportunities with the National Institutes of Sport working with elite athletes, with professional teams and clubs, and in self-employment. The degree can also lead to careers in teaching, biomedical sciences, and in the NHS. Physical activity, exercise referral and health promotion; health and fitness clubs, sports development and leisure centres also provide graduate employment opportunities to our sports science graduates.

The first term of Stage 1 is typically assessed by 100% coursework and observed assessments. In the second term of Stage 1, most modules have examinations as well as coursework and practical assessments. During Stages 2 and 3, module assessment varies in its combination of written and practical examination and coursework.

For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 9th in the UK for Sports Science graduate employment prospects in The Complete University Guide 2012.

A level grade B in a relevant subject inc Human Biology, Sports Science, PE, Physical Science, Applied Science, Mathematics or PE Sports Studies Certificate; or a National Diploma in Applied Science (Sports Studies), Sport Performance or Exercise Science. Applicants with applied or theoretical knowledge of anatomy and physiology are considered individually. GCSE Mathematics grade C.

Professional recognition Graduates of this programme may be eligible to apply for Register of Exercise Professionals accreditation.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

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DEANA TWYMAN SPORTS THERAPY How is your course going?

What are the facilities like on campus?

It’s going well and I will really miss it when it’s over.

Good. There is a huge library, several cafés, a shop and bar. My course facilities are amazing – we were the first year to use all the new equipment at Medway Park, and its rehab gym and clinic have been especially useful.

Which modules have you enjoyed the most and why? I am a very hands-on person and really enjoy anatomy so, during this course, I have preferred Examination and Assessment and Therapeutic Mobilisations. Although they are really hard, it’s purely practical and fun at the same time!

What sort of support have you had? Everyone goes out of their way to help you and there’s brilliant support not just from lecturers, but other professionals for things from finance to stress, jobs and IT skills.

What are the other students like? They’re friendly, supportive and good for a laugh. We have all looked after each other these last three years.

What kind of career do you hope to follow? I would love to follow a sports team; my placement with Chatham FC has made me realise how much I enjoy sports therapy. I wouldn’t turn down an opportunity for a Master’s, PhD or clinic work though!

Have you any advice for other students? Enjoy it, but pay attention to anatomy in the first year… trust me!


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SPORTS THERAPY

This leading, externally accredited BSc (Hons) degree programme in Sports Therapy is for motivated students with a strong interest in this fast-growing profession. The Centre for Sports Studies provides a first-rate experience for its students in an innovative environment, with enthusiastic and supportive staff. You are taught by leading researchers and practitioners in their field and learn to diagnose, treat and prevent sporting injuries. In addition to honing your clinical skills, you learn how to exercise, train and rehabilitate people, ranging from young competitors to ageing adults, including elite athletes and those with chronic disease. Graduates from this degree may be eligible for voluntary registration with the Health Professions Council in the future. The Centre for Sports Studies recently opened sports injury clinics and laboratories in an £11 million development at Medway Park. This centre of excellence houses some of the latest therapy equipment, giving you the opportunity to learn the latest techniques and interventions from our experts. You can put what you have learnt into practice by working under supervision in these sports injury clinics. In addition, the Medway campus has facilities specifically designed and equipped for sports therapy teaching, such as a new rehabilitation gym, teaching clinic and exercise testing laboratories. The Centre encourages a range of teaching methods, combining lectures and seminars with more innovative approaches, such as practicals, clinics and problem-based learning scenarios.

“I would love to follow a sports team; my placement with Chatham FC has made me realise how much I enjoy sports therapy. I wouldn’t turn down an opportunity for a Master’s, PhD or clinic work though!” Deana Twyman Sports Therapy

Not sure? How about... • Sport and Exercise for Health p180 • Sport and Exercise Management p182 • Sports Science p184

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Degree programme

Teaching and assessment

Single honours

The programme involves taking part in practical therapy sessions, clinical practice, designing training, small group seminars and private study. You are taught by a combination of lectures, practical sessions and seminars each week. You also spend additional time developing your clinical skills and experience through placements and in the student clinic.

• Sports Therapy (C600:K) 3 years

Stage 1 • • • • •

Anatomy and Biomechanics Human Physiology Massage Principles of Training and Fitness Sports Nutrition

Stage 2/3 Example modules • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Clinical Practice Examination and Assessment Exercise for Special Populations Pitch-side Trauma Rehabilitation Research Methods Research Project/Dissertation Soft Tissue Techniques Sport and Exercise Nutrition Sport and Exercise Promotion Sport and Exercise Psychology Sports Injuries Strength and Conditioning Therapeutic Mobilisations

The methods of assessment vary and predominately involve coursework, observed assessment, practical tests and clinical assessments. Some modules also feature written examinations.

Careers The Centre for Sports Studies was recently ranked in the top 5 in the UK for graduate employability. Graduates can immediately embark on a career as an accredited graduate sports therapist. Sports therapists can be employed or self-employed in, for example, a sports injury clinic, a sports club, National Institute of Sport, or with a professional team. Our graduates have gone into a range of careers including teaching, especially PE and/or science, physiotherapy, the NHS, physical activity or health promotion, health and fitness clubs, and sports development with local government authorities and national governing bodies of sport; or teaching/lecturing in a sport or exercise-related field. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

Location Medway.

Award BSc (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level, IB 33 points inc 5 in SL Biology or 6 in SL Biology and 4 in Mathematics, or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 5 in SL Biology or 6 in SL Biology and 4 in Mathematics. BTEC National Diploma 18 units at Distinction, Distinction, Merit. National Certificate 12 units at Distinction, Distinction.

Required subjects A level grade B in an appropriate subject inc Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Applied Science, Statistics or PE and Sports Studies. National Diploma Applied Science (Sports Studies) or Exercise Science, or Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy. Applicants with applied or theoretical knowledge of anatomy and physiology are considered individually. GCSE Mathematics grade C.

Professional recognition Graduates of the programme are eligible to apply for accreditation and full membership of the Society of Sports Therapists. Note: the Society is working towards state registration with the Health Professions Council (HPC) to make Sports Therapist a protected title and a recognised graduate occupation.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug

DID YOU KNOW? Our Sports Therapy students gain hands-on experience at many top sporting events such as the London Marathon, the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Medway and the London Triathlon.


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VISUAL AND PERFORMED ARTS Visual and Performed Arts (VPA) is a multidisciplinary programme which is unique to Kent. It is run by departments with an international reputation for academic excellence and subject innovation. VPA enables you to combine the study of art, drama and film, and has been designed as a degree for students with a broad interest in the arts. It draws on module options from the degrees in History & Philosophy of Art, Film Studies and Drama and Theatre Studies. During Stages 2 and 3, you have the opportunity to specialise in any of these subjects. VPA is principally a historical and theoretical programme, but Film and Drama also offer more practice-based programmes. Kent has among the highest graduate employment rates within UK universities, with many VPA students going on to secure employment across the public and private sectors, including positions in arts administration, broadcasting, curatorial careers, journalism, teaching and postgraduate research. We also offer a year in industry programme for those seeking to gain work experience during their degree.

“The course is brilliant! It’s really enjoyable and I’m getting along with the work because I’m interested in it. The lecturers are really helpful and are always available when you need them.” Santino Zelaschi Visual and Performed Arts

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60%, including passing all components, guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

Degree programme Single honours • Visual and Performed Arts (W000) 3 years

• The Shock of the Now: Themes in Contemporary Art Or • Thinking about Photography and its Histories Plus 30 credits from: • High Art and Low Life: Approaching Art History • Now that is Art! Aesthetics and the Visual Arts • Picasso: Study of a Single Artist • Thinking about Photography and its Histories.

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Art and Film p43 Film Studies p104 Fine Art p106 History & Philosophy of Art p122

• Modern Theatre: A Theoretical Landscape

Stage 2 Core modules • Reading the Image

Stage 1

Not sure? How about...

Drama and Theatre Studies

Plus the following modules, depending on which pathway you choose to follow at Stage 2.

Film Studies • Film Form • Hollywood Studio System

Film Studies Either two History & Philosophy of Art options (see list below) and one Film Studies core module, or one History & Philosophy of Art option and two Film Studies core modules.

Drama Two History & Philosophy of Art options (see list below) and one Drama module.

Options • • • • •

Art and Architecture of the Renaissance Art and Film Beauty in Theory, Culture and Contemporary Art Classicism and Baroque Contemporary Art: From Warhol to Whiteread: Postmodernity and Visual Art Practice • Exposed: The Aesthetics of the Body • French Painting in the 19th Century: The Origins of Modernism • Independent Study in History & Philosophy of Art

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• Making Photographs: Camera, Light and Darkroom • Print Collecting and Curating • Russian Painting • The Sublime, the Disgusting and the Laughable • Surrealism and Photography • Visual Arts Internship (available to Stage 3 students only)

Stage 3 Core module • Patronage and Cultural Organisations

Film Studies Either two History & Philosophy of Art options (see list under Stage 2) and one Film Studies module, or one History & Philosophy of Art option and two Film Studies modules.

Drama Either two History & Philosophy of Art options (see list under Stage 2) and one 30-credit Drama module, or one History & Philosophy of Art option and one 60-credit Drama module. For a list of Drama and Theatre Studies modules, see p87, and for Film Studies modules, see p104.

Year in industry The School of Arts Year in Industry gives you an opportunity to gain relevant workplace experience as part of your programme of study. We have long recognised the benefits of taking a year abroad and the increased awareness and confidence the experience brings, and now want to offer these benefits to students within the workplace.

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The year in industry will also give you an opportunity to increase your contacts and network so that you can hit the ground running when you graduate. The year in industry is in addition to your standard undergraduate programme and normally falls between your second and final year. The year itself is assessed on a pass/fail basis through employer feedback and a written report that you submit.

Teaching and assessment

Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels AAB-ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 17 points at Higher. Candidates are normally interviewed.

Most modules are taught by lectures and small group seminars. Film modules involve screenings and seminars, where films are studied on an editing table. Drama modules may involve rehearsals and workshops.

Required subjects

All modules are assessed by 100% coursework (essays, class participation).

Admissions enquiries

Careers Our graduates have an excellent employment record. Through your studies, you gain key transferable skills that are considered essential by graduate employers. These include excellent communication skills, the ability to work in a team and independently, the ability to analyse and summarise complex material and present your findings with clarity and flair. Recent graduate destinations have included arts administration, advertising, teaching, journalism, curatorial postings and gallery administration, and further study. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? Kent was ranked 4th in the UK for Art and Design students graduate employment and received a score of 9/10 for ‘value added’ in The Guardian University Guide 2012.

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Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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WAR STUDIES

What makes countries, ethnic groups or individuals go to war? How has warfare changed with the introduction of new technology? How has propaganda been used? Can we learn anything from history? The University of Kent is in a unique geographic position to study war and its effects. Canterbury and Kent have been ‘Front-Line Britain’ in British military history, and contain significant military sites, ranging from Roman forts to Cold War nuclear bunkers. We have easy access to the continent, particularly the battlefields of the First and Second World Wars. Our modules reflect the range of our research interests, from war and culture to the evolution of tank warfare. At Kent, we believe military history should form the main thrust of our programme, an area often sidelined by similar courses. In addition to War Studies modules, the diverse pool of History modules remains accessible to our students. In the recent National Student Survey, our graduates rated the enthusiasm of our teaching most highly and, with such passion and focus, War Studies at Kent has rapidly gained a strong reputation.

“The lecturers are helpful, knowledgeable and passionate about their subject, a trait which rubs off on us students. I’ve had excellent advice about my course and my future.”

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP)

Mario Draper War Studies

• War Studies (V391) 3 years

Passing the Kent Humanities IFP with an overall average of 60% guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.

Degree programme Single honours

Stage 1 You take two core modules (60 credits) and choose the other 60 credits from the list of options.

Core modules • Introduction to Military History (Part 1) • Introduction to Military History (Part 2)

Options

Not sure? How about... • • • •

European Studies p102 History p119 Law p139, p141 Politics and International Relations p161

• Britain and the Second World War: The Home Front • Cinema and Society, 1930-1960 • The Emergence of America: From European Settlement to 1880 • England in the Age of Chivalry: c1200-1400 • The Hundred Years' War • International History and International Relations • The Rise of the United States since 1880 • Russia 1682-1905: Autocracy, Reform and Culture

Stage 2 War Studies students are able to select modules from the History programme, as well as from the War Studies programme. Specialist War Studies modules include: • Britain and The Falklands War • Churchill's Army: The British Army in the Second World War • The Cold War, 1941-1991 • The Crusades • The Cultural History of the Great War: Britain, France and Germany in Comparison • Divided Land, Divided History: Ireland c1885-2005 • Ethics in International Relations • European Security Co-operation since 1945 • From Blitzkrieg to Baghdad: Armoured Warfare in Theory, Practice and Imagery, 1916-2003 • Introduction to Strategic Studies • The Nature of Command • No End of a Lesson: Britain and the Boer War • Politics, War and the State in Early Modern Europe • Redcoats: The British Army and Society c1660-1920 • Research Methods of Peace and Conflict Studies • Rifles, Railways and Factories, the Revolution in Warfare, 1850-1902.

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Location Canterbury.

Award BA (Hons).

Programme type Full-time and part-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 5 in HL History or 6 in SL History where taken, or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 5 in HL History or 6 in SL History where taken.

Required subjects A level History, Classical Studies, Ancient History or Archaeology, grade B if taken. History to at least GCSE grade B if an appropriate subject is not taken at A level.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries

Stage 3

Careers

You do a 60-credit dissertation, choosing the rest of your options from those listed under Stage 2.

As students of a historic discipline, our graduates develop excellent skills of analysis, frequently assessing multiple and often conflicting sources before condensing opinions into concise, wellstructured prose. Graduates are able to demonstrate self-motivation and the ability to work independently, demonstrating to potential employers that you respond positively to various challenges and that you can work to tight schedules and manage heavy workloads.

For more information on all our modules, please visit www.kent.ac.uk/history/undergraduate/ programmes/war-studies

Teaching and assessment Teaching is through a combination of lectures and seminars. Lectures are often used to provide the broad overview, while seminars focus on particular issues and are led by student presentations. Lectures and seminars use a variety of materials, including original documents, films and documentaries, illuminated manuscripts, slide and PowerPoint demonstrations. Lectures usually last one hour and seminars are one or two hours, depending on the module. The School of History uses a mixture of assessment patterns. The standard formats are 100% coursework or 60% examination and 40% coursework.

Many find employment in the armed services, journalism and the media, management and administration, local and national civil services, the museums and heritage sector, defence analysis, commerce and banking, teaching and research, and the law. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? History at Kent was rated 2nd nationally in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise.

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WEB COMPUTING

The incredible growth of the web over the last decade has had a major impact on business and commerce. There is a high demand for graduates who have technical skills in web technologies, and this programme gives you an excellent understanding of web software development, e-commerce and internet security, and a more general background in software engineering and other aspects of computer science. Over half our students do a year in industry, which gives you work experience, a salary and the possibility of a job with the same company after graduation. You can also work during your studies as a consultant at the Kent IT Clinic, earning credit towards your degree while providing computing support to local businesses. The School of Computing is an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence for programming education, with 95% of our research judged to be of international quality. The School is also home to two National Teaching Fellows, authors of widely used textbooks and award-winning Java teaching systems such as BlueJ and Greenfoot. Among our staff are world-class researchers – 95% of our Computer Science research was judged of international quality, with 65% rated as world leading or internationally excellent. This means you get a chance to study subjects close to the leading edge.

“The School of Computing’s industrial placement office was very good in helping me to find a placement and providing support during that year. It was a very useful and enjoyable experience. I was quickly integrated into the team I was placed with, and was working on tasks of real value.” Martin Pain Web Computing with a Year in Industry

Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) Passing the computing pathway of the Kent IFP at an acceptable level guarantees you entry onto the first year of these degree programmes.

Degree programmes

Stage 3

• Web Computing (G450) 3 years • Web Computing with a Year in Industry (G451) 4 years

Core module

Please note that the undergraduate provision is currently subject to a complete review. Details of the precise structure of all programmes will be shown on our website: www.cs.kent.ac.uk

You choose further modules from a range, covering computational intelligence, image analysis, embedded systems, computing education, future computing, IT consultancy, security and programming languages and systems.

You take eight 15 credit core modules which are likely to cover the following topics: the foundations of computing, computer systems, information systems, networking, programming and website design.

• • • •

Computer Science p69 Computer Systems Engineering p71 Computing – Joint Honours p73 Multimedia Technology and Design p149

You take eight 15-credit core modules which are likely to cover the following topics: advanced programming, algorithms, databases, software engineering, consultancy, concurrency, operating systems, networking, audio, and video and e-commerce technology.

Single honours

Stage 1

Not sure? How about...

Stage 2

• Computing or Electronics Project

A year in industry There is an option to spend a year working in industry between Stages 2 and 3. The School of Computing’s dedicated Placement Team can help you find a placement and support you during the year. Our students go to a wide range of companies, including IBM, Intel and Thomson Reuters or overseas to employers in locations including Amsterdam, Hong Kong and India.

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Location Canterbury.

Award BSc (Hons).

Programme type Full-time.

Typical offer levels ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points overall or 16 points at Higher Level. BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction, Distinction, Distinction overall. Direct entry to Stage 2: typically, Distinction at HND level.

Required subjects GCSE Mathematics grade C or in IB Diploma 5 in Mathematics or 6 in Mathematics Studies.

Year in industry See p193.

Professional recognition

Teaching and assessment

Careers

Most modules run for a single 12-week term, and usually include a combination of lectures, seminars, private study and practical sessions.

Those students who choose to take the year in industry option find the practical experience they gain gives them a real advantage in the graduate job market. In addition, the Kent IT Clinic gives you the option to take on consultancy work for local companies, giving you real-world experience and earning credits towards your academic studies.

Assessment is by a combination of coursework and end-of-year examination, apart from the project, which is assessed wholly by coursework. The teaching on this programme is provided by both the School of Computing and the School of Engineering and Digital Arts.

Our high graduate employment rate speaks for itself, with recent graduates going on to work at Accenture, BT, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Intel, KCC, Lilly, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, Thomson Reuters and T-Mobile. For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, go to p205 or visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability

DID YOU KNOW? The School of Computing is in the top 20 in the UK for graduate prospects in The Guardian Good University Guide 2011.

This is a new programme, and full British Computer Society Chartered IT Professional (BCS CITP) and partial Chartered Engineer (BCS CEng) accreditation has been applied for.

Further information Order a subject leaflet or download a pdf from www.kent.ac.uk/studying/leaflets

Admissions enquiries T: +44 (0)1227 827272 E: information@kent.ac.uk Offer levels and entry requirements are subject to change. For the latest course information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ug


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STUDYING AT KENT “The teaching is of the highest level; the lecturers and seminar tutors are very enthusiastic in what they teach and are always on hand to assist. They inspire the students to do better!� Sunny Jassal Law

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STUDYING AT KENT CHOOSING A COURSE AND APPLYING Choosing a course Kent offers approximately 400 different undergraduate honours degrees. With this amount of choice, you need to consider all your options and make sure that you are applying for the right programme.

Professional qualifications Some degrees offer routes into qualifying for a profession and give exemption from entrance exams, for instance Law, Architecture, Accounting & Finance and Actuarial Science. Occasionally, these subjects offer joint honours options that may not include all the subjects you need to study in order to qualify – check with the University if you are in any doubt.

Location There is a large portfolio of courses offered at the Canterbury campus, with a range of specialist subjects (including Sports Studies and Journalism) available at the Medway campus. Foundation degrees are at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR), at the Medway School of Pharmacy, and at our Associate or Partner Colleges: MidKent College, Canterbury College and K College (formerly South Kent College and West Kent College).

Subject area We offer a large number of subject areas, so if the subject you like doesn’t offer quite what you want, there is probably an alternative that does. Each subject page carries a list of closely related subjects and suggestions in case you want to look further. Some subjects also offer a year in industry or study abroad, or joint honours combinations. For a full explanation, see p202.

Qualifications In addition to the general entry requirements (see p198), each degree has its own entry requirement. Some specify particular subjects at A level. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for your chosen subject, the University offers other routes to achieving the appropriate standard, such as foundation years, foundation programmes (p200), and part-time certificates (p200). Please note that entry qualifications are listed as a guide and that the most up-to-date information can be found on our website.

Programme type Kent programmes are available on a full-time only, full-time and part-time, and part-time only basis. Check the Facts box on the subject page to see which formats are available.

UCAS, PO Box 28, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3ZA United Kingdom

UCAS applications timeline Year in industry/year abroad options

All subject areas are listed in the previous section, and all degrees, together with their qualifications, are listed in the Quick Reference Guide on p246.

You should apply online if possible, either via www.ucas.com if you are applying directly or via your college or school if it has a UCAS online application system.

Many programmes offer options to go on a year’s work placement in industry, or to spend time studying or working abroad. Mostly these options are listed separately, but some subjects, such as mathematics, include the industry option under the same UCAS code, and you need to specify your preferred route on your UCAS form.

How to apply Full-time degrees For autumn 2013 entry to full-time honours degree courses, all students should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), the UK’s central admissions service. The institution code number of the University of Kent is K24, and the code name is KENT. If you are applying for courses based at Medway, you should add the campus code K in Section 3(d). If you are applying for the Pharmacy degree, you should apply to the Medway School of Pharmacy, institution code name MEDSP, institution code M62. If you are applying for the degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education, you should apply to Canterbury Christ Church University, UCAS institution code C10. Courses with the UCAS campus codes given below are taught by associate/partner colleges, not by the University of Kent: Campus code C – Canterbury College Campus code H – MidKent College (Laboratory Technology) Campus code M – MidKent College Campus code S – K College (Ashford) Campus code W – K College (Tonbridge).

What you need in order to apply You can find detailed instructions on how to apply at www.ucas.com, or in the UCAS Guide to Getting Into University and College, which you can get from schools, colleges or public libraries.

Please note some UCAS dates may vary for technical reasons. Early June Early Sept

15 Oct 15 Jan Nov and Dec

Dec – Apr

Apr and May

30 June 31 July Mid Aug Aug Aug or Sept Sept or Oct

UCAS applications open UCAS applications can be submitted to UCAS and will be passed on to institutions Oxbridge and medical, dentistry and veterinary deadline UCAS main scheme deadline for equal academic consideration* Begin applications for UK government finance at Student Finance England (SFE) Applicant invited for visit or interview Decisions made (conditional, unconditional, unsuccessful). Applicants can apply to universities through the UCAS Extra Scheme from the end of February Applicant chooses firm and insurance choices (first and second choices) Deadline for ‘late’ applications* Deadline for University accommodation applications Adjustment open for registration Examination results and Clearing for unsuccessful applicants Places confirmed and registration packs sent out Start university!

* Late applications are accepted only at the University’s discretion UCAS accepts late applications from Home/EU students throughout the remainder of the application year, which universities or colleges then consider at their discretion. We do not guarantee to give late applications the same level of consideration as applications received by the normal closing date.


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Foundation courses For autumn 2013 entry to courses, including a foundation year, the general foundation programmes for international students and full-time foundation degree courses, you should apply through UCAS in the same way as for honours degrees (described above). For foundation programmes, international students can also apply online via one of our authorised representatives in your own country. For entry to part-time foundation degrees, apply directly to the University as described below. For entry to the International Foundation Programme or Junior Year Abroad (JYA), see p200 and p210.

Part-time degrees For autumn 2013 entry to part-time undergraduate degree courses, apply directly to the Recruitment and Admissions Office at the address below. You can also apply via the part-time online application form at www.kent.ac.uk/courses/part-time/apply

Decisions on applications

To take one of the University’s certificates or diplomas (see p200), apply directly to the Recruitment and Admissions Office. Again, you can apply via the part-time online application form at www.kent.ac.uk/courses/part-time/apply

We will give you a decision on your application as soon as possible. UCAS will confirm the decision if you are applying through them. You can enquire about an application in progress by contacting the Recruitment and Admissions Office, and it would help us if you can give us your UCAS personal ID number (if appropriate) and course code. You can also check the status of your application via the UCAS website at www.ucas.com

Access courses

Meeting conditions of an offer

The University’s Associate and Partner Colleges offer access courses. For further information, please see p202.

You must satisfy the conditions of your offer by 31 August 2013. The University will withdraw offers not confirmed by this date.

Sponsored students

Appeals and complaints

If you are working in industry and hope your employer will sponsor you to study on a course listed in the UCAS Directory, you must apply through UCAS in the normal way.

Appeals will only be considered where the applicant believes there has been a failure in the admissions procedure or if the applicant believes that they have been discriminated against unlawfully. Complaints concerning the process should be made in writing to the Head of the Recruitment & Admissions Office, unless the complaint is regarding the Head of the Office, in which case the written complaint should be directed to the Director of Enrolment Management Services or the Academic Registrar. A complaint made by email will be accorded the same level of thorough consideration and will be addressed within the same timescale as any other written complaint, normally within 28 days of receipt.

Undergraduate certificates and diplomas

Deferred entry We will consider applications for deferred entry in 2014 on the same basis as those for entry in 2013; you should apply in the usual way during 2012/13. It will help us if you could give some indication on the application form of how you will spend the intervening year, ie travelling, voluntary work or paid work. You have to meet the conditions of an offer by the summer of 2013.

Due to the requirements of the Data Protection Act and the University’s policy on disclosure, the University will only correspond on any issue regarding an application with the applicant themselves, unless the applicant has provided written permission for the University to discuss it with another person.

Further information Recruitment and Admissions Office, The Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ T: 01227 827272 F: 01227 827077 E: information@kent.ac.uk

TERM DATES 2013/14 Welcome Week 23 Sept 2013 – 29 Sept 2013 Autumn Term 30 Sept 2013 – 20 Dec 2013 Spring Term 20 Jan 2014 – 11 April 2014 Summer Term 12 May 2014 – 20 June 2014

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GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Kent accepts a wide range of qualifications, and we always try to judge applications on the basis of academic potential. We consider your experience, alternative qualifications, and other information you enter on your application form. We try to ensure that students are not treated differently on grounds of race, colour, religion, disability, gender, sexuality or any other distinction. You can find full details of our admissions policy online at www.kent.ac.uk/applicants/ information/policies/admissions.html The following are our minimum entry requirements for degree level study.

Age There is no upper age limit to studying at the University. We recommend that you are at least 17 years old by 20 September in the year you begin your course, but if you are below this age we may still consider you for admission, provided we are satisfied you have reached an appropriate level of academic and personal development. In order to comply with both health and safety and child protection legislation, the University may impose restrictions on the use of some facilities by students who are under 18. International students who are under 18 at the start of their course are required to provide details of a guardian/ parent/carer who is resident in the UK.

GCE/GCSE We have based our minimum entry requirements on the assumption that most schools and colleges in the UK will offer students at least four AS levels in Year 12 with three continued to A2 in Year 13. The minimum requirements are: • five passes at GCSE grade C or above, including English Language or Use of English (IGCSE English as a Second Language, grade B), and at least two subjects at A level or • three passes at GCE A level and a pass at grade C or above in GCSE English Language or Use of English. Offers are normally based on the best 3.0 A level equivalents of achievement at Level 3 (A level equivalent), although some University subject areas may specify differently. You must have a minimum of two A level equivalents at Level 3 in two subjects (ie two A2 levels or one vocational

double award). We do not accept four AS levels as meeting our matriculation requirement and the University only counts subjects at one level. We do not make unconditional offers on the basis of AS level grades alone. We base offers on a combination of GCSE/AS/VCE A level/A level/other qualifications or predicted grades, your personal statement and reference.

Subjects accepted for the General Entry Requirement • Kent generally accepts any A or AS level syllabus approved by the AQA, OCR and EDEXCEL and CIE awarding bodies, though we regard some subjects as more suitable than others. • We do not accept the more vocational subjects if offered as one of only two A level passes. • We count subjects with a significant overlap as one subject. • We may accept two mathematical subjects at the same level provided that the course syllabuses were substantially different, for example, a combination of Pure and Applied Mathematics or of Mathematics and Further Mathematics. We will accept papers in Mathematics and Further Mathematics set on the SMP syllabus. A level ‘Use of Mathematics’ is not accepted by some degree subjects as meeting requirements for a specific grade in A level Mathematics. • We may take into consideration passes at Level 3 key skills in Communication and IT where you cannot meet the matriculation requirements for English and Maths at GCSE level.

GCE A level double award • A level double award (two A level equivalents) and a pass in an approved English language qualification.

BTEC/OCR • BTEC National Diploma (18 units) or Certificate (12 units) or OCR National Diploma (12 units) or Extended National Diploma (18 units) and a pass in an approved English language qualification. • Higher National Diploma or Certificate and a pass in an approved English language qualification.

Access/foundation courses • All access applicants are considered individually. Candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above. Please check with the University before you apply that we will accept the Access/foundation syllabus you took.

New 14-19 Diploma qualifications The University welcomes the introduction of the new 14-19 Diploma qualifications. We will consider Diploma applicants for admission on a case-bycase basis where appropriate subjects have been taken. For more detailed information on our specific entry requirements for Diploma applicants, please visit our website.


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International Baccalaureate Diploma The University welcomes applications from prospective students offering the full IB Diploma. We make offers solely on the basis of the IB marking scheme and not the UCAS tariff. We have a standard IB Diploma offer of 33 points across all programmes of study including any specific subjects at higher or standard level required by the particular degree programme. As an alternative to achieving 33 points, the University will also make IB students the offer of passing the IB Diploma with specific achievement in higher/standard level subjects. Both offers will be communicated to UCAS. Students offering a combination of IB certificates and other qualifications, such as A Levels or Advanced Placement Tests, will also be considered on their individual merits and should contact the Recruitment and Admissions Office for additional guidance.

Other qualifications We are happy to consider other qualifications on a case-by-case basis, including the following qualifications, provided they reach a satisfactory standard and include a pass in English at the equivalent of GCSE: • Scottish (SQA) higher/advanced higher qualifications • Irish Leaving Certificate • European Baccalaureate Diploma • Certificate in Education • University degree • Advanced International Certificate of Education • Advanced Placement (AP) – a minimum of two full APs is required • Overseas certificates (including some other European Union countries) • Higher School Certificate of Matriculation of approved overseas and EU authorities • American High School Diplomas if accompanied by two full AP passes.

International students In addition to the above requirements, international students can also qualify with the following: • School Certificates and Higher School Certificates awarded by a body approved by the University • Subsidiary level credit or pass = pass at GCSE • Higher School Certificate pass = pass at A level • matriculation from an approved university, with a pass in English Language at GCSE/O level or an equivalent level in an approved English language test • passing one of Kent’s foundation programmes, provided that you meet the subject requirements for the degree course you intend to study • an examination pass accepted as equivalent to any of the above.

For information on entry requirements for your country, see www.kent.ac.uk/internationalstudent/ country If you haven’t yet reached those standards, Kent offers foundation programmes for international students which give you a year’s academic and language training before you begin on your degree (see p209 for further details).

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Foundation degrees Entry requirements are set by the course provider and vary from course to course. Work experience may be more relevant, so you should contact the institution concerned if you have any queries.

Qualification checks English language qualifications In order to enter directly onto a degree course, you also need to prove your proficiency in English and we ask for one of the following: • average 6.5 in IELTS test, minimum 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking • a TOEFL score of at least 87 including 22 reading and writing, 21 listening and 23 speaking (internet-based test) • grade C in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, including weak in all four subtests • grade B in Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English, including weak in all four subtests. See www.kent.ac.uk/internationalstudent/country for details.

Changes to Visa rules for non-EEA students The UK Government has introduced a new system of immigration control for non-EEA students. All visa national students are now required to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from the University before applying for a visa. For up-todate information on the Tier 4 Scheme, please see the UK Border Agency website: www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk The University may require applicants to provide a deposit in order to obtain a CAS. Further information and guidance will be provided to those applicants to whom this applies. Please note that some partner/associate colleges may not be agreed sponsors and students requiring an educational visa will be unable to take courses at those colleges.

Returning to study We advise students who want to return to study after a long break from education to talk to our Information and Guidance Unit for further advice on the best route into degree level studies (see p201 for more details). If you are applying for fulltime study, we normally expect you to have done some recent study as preparation to show you can complete a degree course successfully.

Admission to a programme of study is made on the basis that you have accurately and truthfully presented all the relevant facts in your application. The University retains the right to withdraw an offer of a place or terminate your registration if it subsequently comes to light that the information you provide in support of your application was inaccurate or incomplete or a misrepresentation of your academic and other achievements. The University requires all students to provide proof of identity and qualifications at point of registration.

Changes to offer levels Due to advance publication deadlines, the entry requirements listed in this prospectus are provided only as a guide to minimum entry levels expected for admission in the coming application round. The University reserves its right to make higher offer levels than those published in this prospectus. You are advised to check the online prospectus for the latest information on entry requirements.

Use of contextual data The Admissions Office currently collects a range of contextual data using publicly available datasets to support its Access agreement with OFFA. The data includes education context of the applicant’s school or college and performance of the applicant’s school at A level or equivalent. The University also collects postcode data to identify applicants from low participation neighbourhoods. Those applicants that have been looked after/in care for more than three months, where indicated on the UCAS form, will be flagged. The University will use contextual data in the round to support the decision making process, it does not make lower offers on the basis of contextual data.

Further information Recruitment and Admissions Office, The Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ T: 01227 827272 F: 01227 827077 E: information@kent.ac.uk

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FOUNDATION PROGRAMMES

We encourage you to use our comprehensive English language support service and we may ask you to take an additional English course.

Kent offers three main types of foundation programmes, which help you get qualifications for degree-level entry.

For further information, see under the individual subject entries or www.kent.ac.uk/courses/foundation

During your foundation programme you qualify as a full undergraduate student, so you have access to all the University’s support, welfare, leisure and study facilities.

Honours degrees with a foundation year These are subject-specific programmes which offer one year full-time prior to Stage 1 and are open to all students. If you don’t have qualifications in the appropriate subjects for your chosen degree, if your grades aren’t high enough, if you are applying from a country where secondary education does not reach the level required for direct entry to UK degrees or if you don’t have a high enough standard of English to cope with the demands of a full degree, you should apply for a foundation programme. Subjects which currently include a foundation year are: • Actuarial Science* • Biosciences • Computer Systems Engineering • Electronic and Communications Engineering • Forensic Science • Mathematics • Physics. All of these courses are taught on the Canterbury campus. * If you wish to study Actuarial Science after your Foundation Year, you should enrol in Financial Mathematics, which has the same modules in Stage 1 as the Actuarial Science degree. After satisfactorily completing Stage 1, you will be eligible to transfer into the Actuarial Science degree for stages 2 and 3. It may also be possible for you to go on to one of the other degrees offered by the University. If you register for these foundation courses and your first language is not English, we will assess your language competency. You need to have an English language standard of IELTS 5.5 (including 5.0 in reading and writing, and 4.0 in listening and speaking) or the equivalent.

International Foundation Programme (IFP) The International Foundation Programme provides entry into nearly all of the wide range of subjects in our Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences for international students whose school leaving qualifications are insufficient for direct entry. It gives you a year’s preparation in academic subjects, English language and study skills up to the level required for entry to a degree programme. Progression to the degree programme may depend on achieving specific grades during the foundation year. There are also specific foundation programmes for international students in Biosciences (subject to approval), Electronics and Computer Science. The IFP can be started in either September or January. For further information, see p131 or visit our website: www.kent.ac.uk/cewl

Foundation degrees Foundation degrees are higher education awards with a strong vocational focus and involve work placements or are work-related qualifications for people already in a post. They involve 240 academic credits, starting at a level before Stage 1, and take two years of full-time study to complete. The degrees finish at a point before the end of Stage 2, and allow you to progress, after further study, to a related honours degree.

Further information Recruitment and Admissions Office, The Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ T: 01227 827272 F: 01227 827077 E: information@kent.ac.uk

PART-TIME STUDY Part-time study gives you the opportunity to achieve the same academic standards as a full-time programme over a longer period of time. It also has the advantage that you can take it a stage at a time – certificate, then diploma, and finally, the degree. There are several types of part-time study at Kent. We have programmes aimed specifically at parttime students at certificate, diploma and degree level. Many of our full-time programmes can also be studied on a part-time basis.

Part-time study on full-time programmes Students on this route usually take half the modules each year that a full-time student takes. Most of the modules run during the daytime (as they fit with fulltime study), but some are available through classes taught in the evening. A large number of our full-time courses, generally in the Humanities and Social Sciences, can be taken on this part-time basis – check the Facts box on each subject page to see whether the part-time option is available.

Part-time only programmes In several subject areas, we offer a system of awards geared specifically to the needs of parttime students: • Certificates: corresponding to Stage 1 of a degree; normally studied part-time over two years but can take up to four years • Diplomas: corresponding to Stage 2 of a degree and lasting two years • Degrees: these follow on from some diplomas allowing students to complete Stage 3 in a further two years. There is an explanation of course structure on p202. Part-time courses are offered at Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge. Some subjects are only available via this route and not as a full-time degree.

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studying in higher education, including how to choose your course, preparing for your course, admissions processes and general information regarding preparation for higher education. The Recruitment, Information and Guidance Unit is based on the Canterbury campus and is open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. You are welcome to the Unit and the staff can provide you with information and literature, and generally answer your questions. You can book an appointment for a one-to-one guidance session with a trained adviser. The session can be conducted either by telephone or face to face. Alternatively, you could come along to one of our Open Days – see inside the back cover for information and dates, or visit our website, www.kent.ac.uk/opendays

Further information For guidance information, or to book an individual guidance session, contact the Recruitment, Information and Guidance Unit. T: 0800 975 3777 or 01227 827272 E: guidance@kent.ac.uk

Diplomas • Archaeological Studies • English and Comparative Literature • English and Comparative Literature with Creative Writing • French • History and Philosophy of Art • Local History • Positive Behaviour Support • Substance Misuse Management

Degrees • Archaeological Studies • English and Comparative Literature and Creative Writing • Substance Misuse Management If you would like to find out more about the different options available to you then please request a copy of the Part-time Study at Kent brochure, which explains the different levels and types of study and has further details of all our certificates and diplomas. The brochure is available at www.kent.ac.uk/part-time and as a printed booklet.

Further information Information and Guidance Unit, The Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ T: 0800 975 3777 E: information@kent.ac.uk

MATURE STUDENTS The University of Kent welcomes students from all backgrounds. About 20% of our students have returned to study after a few years (or more) out of formal education. Our staff have a wide range of experience in helping students who are returning to fulltime or part-time study. Kent welcomes applications from everyone with the potential to benefit from its programmes. Not all of our students have the traditional entrance qualifications required to take a degree. We will consider your previous experience including workrelated skills, alternative qualifications and any other information that you can give us.

Advice for students returning to learning In addition to all the support services and resources described elsewhere in this prospectus, our Recruitment, Information and Guidance Unit can offer friendly, experienced advice if you are thinking of returning to study, if you are unsure about the course you wish to study or want to discuss any topic relating to study in higher education. The Unit can give information and advice on a wide range of topics relating to

For general course information or admissions advice, contact: Recruitment, Information and Guidance Unit, The Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ T: 01227 827272 or 0800 975 3777 E: information@kent.ac.uk www.kent.ac.uk/courses

Science foundation programmes Biosciences, Computer Systems Engineering, Electronic and Communications Engineering, Forensic Science, Mathematics and Physics offer a four-year programme with a foundation year for all students who don’t have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to a three-year programme. If you don’t have qualifications in the necessary subjects for your chosen degree, or if, for whatever reason, your grades aren’t high enough, you can apply for this programme. You can find further details under the individual subject entries, or on p200.

Part-time study Many of our full-time programmes can be studied part-time and there are other programmes, such as certificates and diplomas that can be studied on a part-time basis. For full details about studying parttime and the options available to you, please see p200.

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Day Schools Day Schools allow you to spend time exploring a subject purely for the pleasure of learning, in the company of other people who share your interests and are similarly motivated. Day Schools run on Saturdays in Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge. For further details and an online booking form, see our website www.kent.ac.uk/dayschools or request a copy of the Day Schools programme leaflet.

Further information T: 01227 823662

Access to Higher Education Diploma The Access to HE Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification which enables people who do not have A Levels to apply to study for a degree. You study with other people in similar circumstances to you, who have the same aims and apprehensions. Access courses are validated by Laser Learning Awards (LASER). For details of Access course providers, look at the LASER booklet Access to Higher Education Diploma – a guide to available courses. Also available online at www.laserawards.org.uk

Further information Laser Learning Awards, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP T: 01227 827823 E: accessadmin@laser-awards.org.uk www.laser-awards.org.uk

COURSE STRUCTURE Kent offers a variety of degree programmes • Single honours where you study one main subject, sometimes with the option of taking up to 25% of your degree in another subject. • Joint honours where you study two subjects on a 50:50 basis. • Occasionally you can do a major/minor honours degree where the majority of your study is in one subject and the minority in another, for example, Economics with Computing. • Part-time study where you can take a full-time degree programme on a half-time basis, or do an honours degree by working your way through interim awards – see p200 for further details. • Honours degrees with a foundation year If, for whatever reason, you do not have appropriate qualifications for direct entry, some science honours degrees offer a foundation year, and there are general foundation years especially for international students whose academic qualifications or English language is not at the required level for direct entry to a degree (see p200 for further details). • Foundation degrees are interim higher education awards, which start at a point before honours degree entry and end at a level significantly below an honours degree. There are usually good progression routes on to a related honours degree or a specific top-up honours degree. • Higher National Diplomas are interim higher education awards, which should be for honours degree entry and end at a level significantly below an honours degree.

• Top-up honours degrees are one year programmes designed to allow progression from foundation degrees or HNDs to bachelor honours degree level.

Degree pathways Many of the subject areas listed in this prospectus give you the opportunity to broaden your degree and acquire new skills by studying on different pathways. These include: taking a language, which normally involves a year studying or working abroad; taking a sandwich year and working in industry; learning extra computing skills; or taking the new Kent Enterprise programme. These degrees are normally listed on the subject pages or in the Quick Reference Guide on p246.

Modes of study Kent offers both full and part-time study. Some programmes offer both modes, and some either one or the other. The Facts box for each subject should indicate which mode of study is available for that programme.

Stages of study Kent degrees divide into stages, as follows:

Full-time

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Stage 2 Stage 3

Second year Third year

Generally two years (but can be up to a total of four years) Two further years Two further years

Degrees that include study abroad or a work placement in industry usually involve an extra year on a full-time basis. A few degrees in the sciences and engineering include an extra fourth year – these are also usually on a full-time basis. Drama includes an extra full-time fourth year and the MArch degree in Architecture requires five years’ full-time study. Normally marks from both Stages 2 and 3 count towards your final degree result. You have to pass Stage 1 to be allowed to go on to Stages 2 and 3.

DID YOU KNOW? Kent degrees can lead to professional qualifications or exemptions in Accounting, Law, Actuarial Science, Architecture, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Psychology, Pharmacy, Biomedical Science and Social Work.


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Academic credit Honours programmes at Kent offer academic credits on a nationally agreed scale. You normally take 120 credits at increasingly higher levels at each of Stages 1, 2 and 3, making a total of 360 for a full honours degree. Degrees involving a full-time fourth year total 480 credits. Foundation degrees carry 240 credits, generally 120 credits per year for two full-time years. Kent has adopted the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). This system was developed by the Commission of the European Communities in order to guarantee academic recognition of studies throughout universities and colleges across Europe. Each module at Kent carries an ECTS weighting, which is usually half of the credits allocated by the University, so that a Kent 30-credit module has 15 ECTS credits, and a 15-credit module carries 7.5 ECTS credits. If you have been studying higher education programmes elsewhere and have academic credits that are recent, relevant and at the right level, you can apply to transfer the credit you have accumulated to a relevant programme at Kent, subject to the formal agreement of the University. Equally, credit you gain at Kent can transfer to appropriate programmes elsewhere.

Modules Courses at Kent divide into a number of modules (up to a maximum of eight) at each stage. Each module carries a credit rating (according to its ‘weight’) of 15, 30 or occasionally 45 credits. Some degrees have set modules that you are required to take, particularly if you are studying a subject that leads towards professional recognition, for example, law or accounting. Other subjects allow more choice, particularly at Stage 1, which gives you the opportunity to diversify and broaden your experience by studying topics outside your main subject area.

Class hours Class hours vary tremendously, depending on which subject you take. For example, sciencebased degrees can include full-day practical laboratory sessions, while other degrees may only have one lecture and seminar per module each week and require you to spend more time in private study and reading.

Progression routes There are a number of ways you can qualify to study a degree – see our general entry requirements on p198, and details of Access, certificate and diploma courses on p201 and foundation programmes on p200. Many foundation degrees, also have linked or relevant honours degrees which you can move on to once you gain your foundation degree award.

Postgraduate study Graduating needn’t be the end of your university career – Kent offers a large number of postgraduate courses, and many of our students have gone on to take further academic qualifications. Some courses qualify you for careers that need further study in order to gain a professional qualification, for example, law, actuarial science, and architecture.

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Kent’s links with prestigious universities and leading business organisations around the world open up a range of possibilities for our students. From a period of study at a top university in France or the USA, to an exciting work placement at a high profile business in Japan, Kent literally offers a world of opportunities to internationalise your education.

Why add an ‘international element’ to your degree? Adding an international placement is an excellent way of enhancing your CV and gaining valuable skills that will impress future employers. According to the Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE) and i-graduate, ‘A third of employers view a graduate with any overseas study experience as more employable. Sixty-five per cent of international employers indicate that having overseas professional work experience makes graduates more employable’.

Stand out in the job market The valuable international work or study experience you gain while abroad will help you to stand out when applying for your first job. The fact that you’ve spent time in another country shows prospective employers that you’re adaptable, resourceful and independent, with cultural understanding and confidence – all the key skills they are looking for.

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In today’s international job market, you will be competing with people from all around the world so demonstrating that you have an international perspective enables you to compete more effectively.

Gain new skills and experience There is no doubt that living and travelling abroad broadens your outlook. Studying or working abroad teaches you lots of new skills and you’ll never forget the amazing experiences you have. Many students tell us that their time abroad was the best part of their course.

Improve your language skills A year studying or working in a foreign country will improve your language skills significantly. Even if your placement is one where the teaching is in English, you will absorb some of the local language. Students following degrees where the study abroad element is in the local language are given language preparation as part of their course.

How do I include an ‘international element’ in my degree?

WORKING IN INDUSTRY

If your course offers you the opportunity to study or work abroad, this will be highlighted on each individual course page.

Kent offers a number of different ways of gaining work experience while you are studying at the University.

Study and work placements in Europe The European Union’s Erasmus programme* gives you the opportunity to do your study or work placement in one of the EU or EEA member states and, if you are from the EU, receive an Erasmus grant for the period spent abroad. On study placements, depending on your degree, courses are taught either in English or in the local language. Where the teaching takes place in the local language, you are given language preparation as part of your degree before you go. If you are taking a single or joint honours degree in one of our modern languages, or European Studies, there is also the possibility of working as an English language assistant in a school abroad.

What are the benefits? Employment skills Prior experience working in industry is always popular with employers when you look for a job after your degree, and some students have returned to work full-time for their industrial placement company.

Greater subject knowledge The vast majority of students who take this option come back to the University with increased enthusiasm and subject knowledge, applying their work experience to future study.

Earning a salary

A different way of doing things Studying abroad gives you the chance to learn in a different environment and context at one of Kent’s partner universities. By approaching your subject from the point of view of a different culture you gain new insights which will help you in your further study. While working abroad, the valuable international work experience you gain will help you to stand out when applying for your first job.

Financial benefits of studying or working abroad Students studying abroad do not pay fees to the host University and if you are studying or working abroad for a full academic year under the Erasmus programme and are classed as a UK or EU student, you are likely to be eligible for an Erasmus grant for the period spent abroad. Under current arrangements (2010), these students do not pay tuition fees while they are abroad. For periods abroad not covered by the Erasmus scheme, such as those outside Europe, students pay reduced tuition fees for the period abroad (currently 50% of the tuition fee you would normally pay to Kent). Students taking a term abroad on a non-Erasmus programme pay the normal tuition fees to Kent but do not pay fees to the host university. This information is correct at the time of going to print.

For more information, see www.kent.ac.uk/ european or contact International Development (see below). *Funded by the EU, whose support the University gratefully acknowledges.

Study and work placements outside Europe A number of programmes offer the chance to study for a year in the USA, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Peru, Thailand, Uruguay, Argentina and Canada. Kent offers language courses in Chinese, Japanese and Spanish, which you can take in the year before you go.

Further information For a list of courses, including study abroad placements in Europe, see www.kent.ac.uk/goabroad

International Development For information about Argentina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, Thailand, Uruguay and the USA. T: +44 1227 827994 or +44 1227 824904 F: +44 1227 823247 E: international-office@kent.ac.uk

Students spending a year in industry earn a salary for the year – always helpful in for paying costs. The salary varies depending on the industry and the company, but typically students can earn between £14,000 and £25,000. Students only pay a portion of the home fees rate for their year in industry – no matter where they are from. If the placement is taken as part of an Erasmus year, it is possible that the fees will be waived.

Sandwich courses The sandwich course is an excellent way of immersing yourself in the working world. It gives you hands-on experience, teaches you new skills and allows you to put into practice what you have learned. While applying for your placement, you will have the support and guidance of your department, the Careers Advisory Service and the University’s Placement Officer. While you are on your placement, your department keeps in touch with you, offering support and advice should you need it. Previous students have worked in hospital research laboratories, forensic science laboratories (Biosciences), IBM, Intel, Microsoft (Computer Science), Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, Esso Petroleum, British Airways (Kent Business School), the NHS and the Home Office (Psychology). You will be required to undertake some academic work, such as a report on your sandwich year, as these marks contribute towards your final degree result.


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Shorter work placements Degrees such as Social Work or Health and Social Care Practice require students to spend time in work placements as an integral part of their course. An increasing number of degrees such as Business Studies offer modules during which you spend very short periods on work observations or work with ‘real-life’ problems. Kent Law Clinic, Kent IT Clinic and the Centre for Sports Studies clinic offer the chance to gain experience working for clients. There is also a growing trend towards ‘vacation placements’, where students use their vacation time to gain relevant experience in the world of work. The Kent Careers Advisory Service offers help and advice to students considering vacation placements. For more information, see www.kent.ac.uk/careers

International work opportunities Many Kent students spend part of their degree in a professional placement outside the UK. Countries that Kent students have been to in the past year include Hong Kong, Japan, the US, China, Mexico, Austria, France, Belgium and Luxembourg. For placements in continental Europe, you could be eligible for an Erasmus grant in addition to your salary. For more information, see www.kent.ac.uk/european/study/erasmus For more information on work placements, please contact the Placements Officer on placements@kent.ac.uk or visit www.kent.ac.uk/enterprise

JOBS AND EMPLOYABILITY Employers are looking for more than just academic knowledge: they expect you to use your time at university to gain transferable skills while studying for your degree. As you learn, you will develop transferable skills such as working in small groups, preparing presentations and being able to conduct effective research, but you can improve your employability in other ways while at Kent.

DID YOU KNOW? Kent offers study or work abroad opportunities in Argentina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, Thailand, the USA and Uruguay, as well as countries in Europe including Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The University, Universities at Medway Students’ Association (UMSA) and Kent Union (the Students’ Union) work together to offer you a comprehensive package of volunteering opportunities, paid work and careers advice to enhance your employability upon graduation. Kent also gives you opportunities to strengthen your CV by studying abroad, going on a sandwich year, or taking a module in Enterprise, in addition to the transferable skills training you get on your course.

Kent has its own student website, RoundOne, which promotes all the employability events on campus. It’s easy to see why; in 2010, only 5% of Kent graduates were still looking for a job six months after graduation.

Paid work at university Paid work through temporary or part-time jobs helps to meet your living costs and gives you the opportunity to gain practical experience and workrelated skills while you are studying.

Jobshop The jobshop@kent service is run by Kent Union and helps students find part-time or temporary work. In the 2010/11 academic year, just under 4,500 students registered with jobshop@kent and approximately 3,200 vacancies were advertised including IT workers, marketing and administrative assistants, web developers, project managers, market researchers, bar and waiting staff, personal tutors, models, child carers and retail assistants. In addition to advertising vacancies for local employers, jobshop@kent also places students in temporary roles through its agency-style service and utilises the students’ language skills by employing them as translators.

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Students can register online and then receive email alerts when new positions become available as well as viewing current vacancies on the Kent Union website. The jobshop@kent team provides information on tax, National Insurance, creating a CV and completing application forms, international student status and other employment advice. The office on the Canterbury campus is open Monday-Friday for students to drop-in or make an appointment.

Volunteering Volunteering is an opportunity to put into practice things you learn while studying, or to try something new. You can volunteer to do practically anything, such as school tutoring, working with the elderly, mentally or physically disabled, conservation or stewarding at concerts. Kent Union can arrange for placements local to where you live, and by arranging your hours with your placement you can be sure it fits in with your studies. These are some of the specific ways in which you can volunteer directly with Kent Union/UMSA: • Student media – magazines, newspapers, CSR fm (the UK’s first student-run community FM radio station), or Kent Student Cinema, which runs alongside the Gulbenkian Cinema • Societies/sports clubs – join and help run some of the many student societies • Course reps – all courses have student representatives who give input into how the programmes are run on behalf of the other students on the course. • RAG (raise and give) fundraising – a chance for you to do completely off-the-wall things while raising money for charity, or get involved in planning major events. Kent Union and the University also run the KSCV – the Kent Student Certificate for Volunteering. The Certificate formally acknowledges the efforts of student volunteers and can help build your CV and skills profile. An advanced KSCV can even lead to credits towards your degree programme.

Careers advice The Careers Advisory Service is available at any stage of your studies for advice and information on your options after you graduate. These options may include employment, further study or time out before making a career decision. The careers advisers at the University of Kent are not here to tell you what you ‘should’ do; our role is to provide a full range of information, advice and guidance to help you come to your own decisions. We believe that choosing a career is a process, not

an event, that all aspects of your time at university contribute to that process and that it should begin as early as possible.

visa advice. For more information, please see www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/ working/tier1/poststudy

We therefore start to work with you from your first year onwards to help you to develop the employability skills that will help you to stand out in your job search. During Welcome Week, you receive a careers pack that introduces the Careers Advisory Service and the support that we offer throughout your time at University. This support includes: • an extensive website that includes introductory information on over 100 popular graduate career options and also covers topics such as career choice, employability skills, work experience, and postgraduate study • an online vacancy database with a wide range of local and national employment opportunities • a well-stocked Careers Information Room, providing reading material on occupations, employers, job-seeking skills and much more • personal advice and guidance from careers advisers including in-depth vocational guidance interviews and a drop-in service to help students with quick queries • careers education programmes and information linked to specific degree subjects • talks and seminars on general topics related to choosing a career and opportunities for graduates • help with developing employability skills through work experience (including career-related internships and vacation experience), extracurricular activities and other interests • the opportunity to achieve a Careers Employability Award, open to all students and delivered through the University’s Moodle virtual learning environment, which offers a flexible and interactive way to help you to assess and develop these skills and to present them to employers • talks and workshops on job-seeking and selection, with advice on making successful applications and honing your interview technique • visits and talks from graduate employers, including the annual Careers and Recruitment Fair • help with CVs, application forms and interview preparation • information on graduate destinations • an Alumni Careers Network that puts you in touch with Kent graduates for a first-hand insight into careers.

Enterprise module

International students – working in the UK after your studies The UK operates a points-based system to allow the most able graduates to work in the country after their studies. The Student Advice and Information Service at Kent is happy to provide up-to-date

Enterprise module (CB612) and Year in Industry Business Start-up Scheme (YIBSS) In the second or third year it is possible for anyone with a ‘wild’ option to take the CB612 module on how to set up a new business. As part of the module, you produce a business plan for a theoretical new enterprise to a standard that would meet the requirements of most lending banks or potential investors. It is also possible to actually set up your own business while at Kent. As well as supporting students with innovative ideas, we also run the Year in Industry Business Start-up Scheme (YIBSS). The aim is to provide support and resources to you, as a student, to develop and roll-out your business ideas.

Further information Jobshop Mandela Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NW T: 01227 824251 E: jobshop@kent.ac.uk www.kentunionjobshop.co.uk

Volunteering Student Activities Centre, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7UG T: 01227 824705 E: kentunion@kent.ac.uk E: medwayvolunteering@kent.ac.uk www.kentunionvolunteering.co.uk

Careers advice Canterbury Careers Advisory Service, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7ND T: 01227 823480/823481

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS “Throughout my years at Kent I have found it both culturally and academically engaging. Since I arrived here, I haven’t stopped meeting new people from all over the world!” Ana Filipa Pires Psychology

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS International Development International Development provide help and support for all international students, both during their application to Kent and throughout their studies. We have links with the University’s various cultural and international societies and we meet many of our current applicants and former students during visits abroad.

Further information www.kent.ac.uk/international

Kent representatives The University has many local representatives around the world. If you wish to speak to a representative in your own country for help with your application, please contact International Development.

Further information www.kent.ac.uk/internationalstudent/beforeapply

Staff visits in your country

SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS The University of Kent is one of the most popular universities in the UK, with a strong international community. 23% of our students are from overseas with 125 nationalities represented. Our popularity is due to many factors, including our academic reputation, safe and friendly campus, great location, good student accommodation and outstanding computing and study facilities. International students benefit from our English language support, international students’ welcome programme, excellent job opportunities as well as a welcoming, multicultural environment.

Further information www.kent.ac.uk/internationalstudent

International qualifications Our knowledge of international qualifications means we can provide specialist advice on applications, equivalencies of qualifications and entry requirements to Kent. Information relevant to specific countries is also provided on our website.

Further information www.kent.ac.uk/internationalstudent/country

Individual tours of the University If you can’t visit us on one of our Open Days, we can offer an individual tour of the University during the week (Monday to Friday). Ideally, you need to give us two weeks’ prior notice of your arrival – please contact International Development to make arrangements.

Further information

Staff from the University of Kent visit many countries throughout the world, often at higher education fairs, giving you the opportunity to speak directly to someone who can answer your questions about all aspects of life at Kent.

Further information www.kent.ac.uk/internationalstudent

Kent Union (the Students’ Union) The Kent Union Student Advice and Information Service provide support and information on various legal, academic, financial, immigration and welfare issues. The Advice Centre is equipped to help with all visa enquiries. Kent Union currently has many societies for international students, such as AfricanCaribbean, Asian, Chinese, German, Hellenic and Japanese.

Further information www.kentunion.co.uk

Funding and scholarships

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The University offers a range of financial support and scholarships for international students.

Special welcome

Further information

To help you feel at home, we organise a special Welcome Week for our new international students before classes start, including a welcome dinner and visits to local tourist attractions.

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Centre for English and World Languages CEWL provides pre-sessional English courses and the International Foundation Programme that are specially designed to prepare international students for academic study. All international students at Kent also have the opportunity to take advantage of up to two hours of free English lessons a week at our Centre for English and World Languages (CEWL) through the English Language Development Programme (ELDP). For students who also want to take advantage of extra language-learning opportunities, CEWL offers a range of world language options so that you can learn other foreign languages in your free time.

Further information www.kent.ac.uk/cewl

PROGRAMMES OF STUDY AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS In addition to over 400 honours degrees (Bachelor’s degrees) offered at Kent, we also provide programmes of study especially for international students. These programmes are for candidates whose education or experience so far has not given them the qualifications, study skills or ability in English language that they need to take the degree of their choice.

Kent’s foundation programmes Foundation programmes help you to gain the entry requirements you need to study at degree level. Students from high schools around the world may need to take a foundation programme before starting a degree in the UK.

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International Foundation Programme (IFP) This programme is especially designed for international students and prepares you for studying an undergraduate degree. It includes a combination of academic study skills, academic content modules and English language training. The Programme provides entry to the wide range of subjects in our Faculties of Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. You are eligible to apply for the International Foundation Programme if: • you are from a country where secondary education does not reach the level needed for direct entry to UK undergraduate degrees • you have reached an academic standard acceptable for first-year entry but would like to take an additional year in order to develop your study skills and language proficiency, before moving on to degree-level study or • you have narrowly failed to meet the academic or language requirements for direct entry to undergraduate study.

Foundation courses run on our Canterbury campus from September to June and the International Foundation Programme for Social Sciences students also runs from January to July.

“Kent was my first choice because I’d heard about the reputation, the multicultural environment and friendly people. Also, the facilities were good and the campus was near to London and Europe. You meet a lot of different people here.” Zameer Verjee Business Economics

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Subject-specific degrees with a foundation year These programmes are open to candidates with acceptable English language qualifications, but with qualifications below the grades required for first-year entry to a degree or with national schoolleaving qualifications which are below the level required for entry to the first year. We offer foundation programmes in Biological Sciences, Electronic and Communications Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Forensic Science, Mathematics and Physics. These programmes provide a solid foundation for degrees in the sciences. If English is not your first language, you are also offered tuition in this area. If you are applying for either type of foundation programme, you should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) – see p196 for details. You can also apply online or via one of our authorised representatives in your own country.

Degree entry requirements You only need to take a foundation programme if your qualifications are not suitable for your chosen degree. You can look up the entry requirements at www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergrad/subjects The qualifications are listed as International Baccalaureate (IB) or A levels. However, you may have qualifications that are specific to your own country. For advice on whether these are suitable, please go to www.kent.ac.uk/international/country Feel free to contact us if you are unsure or need further advice. See p211 for our contact details.

Junior Year Abroad short-term students from overseas In an increasingly competitive global job market, employers value graduates with study abroad experience who have proved that they can succeed and function in a different environment. The Kent Junior Year Abroad programme (JYA) attracts hundreds of students every year from around the world including the USA, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong. We offer a full-year JYA that runs for one academic year, from September to the beginning of June in the following calendar year, or there are two shorter options, the Fall Semester from September to December, or the Spring Semester from January to the beginning of June.

We also offer JYA English PLUS, which is especially designed to meet the needs of nonnative speakers of English. JYA English PLUS has two different-length programmes (full-year and part-year). The full-year programme begins in May and ends in March in the following calendar year; the part-year programme begins in May and ends in December. JYA English PLUS includes intensive English language preparation for study at a British university and has three different pathways, giving flexibility in that it matches individual backgrounds and abilities to appropriate levels of study.

part of their period of study in this country (for example, American students proposing to spend their Junior Year Abroad in Europe). They provide an excellent opportunity to gain two recognised academic qualifications within the normal period of a single degree course. Students who take a diploma programme could be allowed to transfer to a full honours degree programme involving a further year’s study. For suitably qualified candidates, the diploma can be used as a pre-Master’s pathway to postgraduate study in some subjects.

Further information www.kent.ac.uk/courses/short-term

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Diploma programmes Kent offers overseas students the opportunity to study for a diploma in many subject areas in the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. The diploma lasts for one academic year (nine months). The diploma programmes have been designed especially for international students and, in particular, students already registered for degree courses at overseas universities who want to spend

Qualification entry requirements The University of Kent considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes, including the International Baccalaureate and the European Baccalaureate. As an overseas student, you need to satisfy the general entry requirement and course requirement (see p198 for more details), and proficiency in English. For specific entry requirements related to your country, see: www.kent.ac.uk/international/country


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English Language entry requirements The University requires all non-native speakers of English to produce evidence of English ability. We ask for the following:

Programme English language requirement Honours degrees

6.5 IELTS (including 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Listening and Speaking) or TOEFL 87 internet-based (including 22 in Reading, 21 in Writing and Listening and 23 in Speaking)

Science foundation 5.5 IELTS (including 5.0 in years Reading and Writing and 4.0 in Listening and Speaking) or TOEFL 70 internet-based (including 16 in Reading, 17 in Writing, 13 in Listening and 19 in Speaking) International Foundation Programme

5.0 IELTS (including 5.0 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) or TOEFL 64 internet-based (including 16 in Reading, 17 in Writing, 13 in Listening and 19 in Speaking)

Junior Year Abroad 6.5 IELTS (including 6.0 in (Fall or Spring Reading and Writing and Semester) 5.5 in Listening and Speaking) or TOEFL 87 internet-based (including 22 in Reading, 21 in Writing and Listening and 23 in Speaking) JYA English PLUS

4.5 IELTS (including 4.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) or TOEFL 57 internet-based (including 8 in Reading, 17 in Writing, 13 in Listening and 19 in Speaking)

Alternatively, for an honours degree, we also accept: • grade C in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English including weak in all four subtests • grade B in Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English including weak in all four subtests • European Baccalaureate 7.0 in written English first language; 7.5 in written English second language; 8.0 in English third language • IB higher: 4+ (A1) or 5+ (A2/B). IB standard: 5+ (A1) or 6+ (A2/B).

The University also accepts some school qualifications in English. Students requiring and educational visa will be restricted to particular tests such as IELTS or TOEFL. For further information, see www.kent.ac.uk/internationalstudent/country

Pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes The University offers pre-sessional English courses for students who need to improve their English and study skills before joining an undergraduate programme. If your programme of study requires you to have the equivalent of IELTS 6.5, there are three pre-sessional courses you can choose from: Block 1 runs between May-September, Block 2 runs between June-September and Block 3 runs between July-September. The pre-sessional programmes all finish before the start of the academic year.

Entry requirements to the pre-sessional courses • Block 1 (18 weeks) – 5.0 IELTS with minimum of 5.0 in Reading and Writing or TOEFL 61 internetbased including 15 in Reading and 17 in Writing • Block 2 (11 weeks) – 5.5 IELTS with minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing or TOEFL 70 internetbased including 16 in Reading and 17 in Writing • Block 3 (six weeks) – 6.0 IELTS with minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing or TOEFL 80 internetbased including 18 in Reading and Writing. If your programme of study requires you to have the equivalent of IELTS 7.0, then you will be advised which pre-sessional course is best for you based on your existing English Language proficiency.

How to apply For an undergraduate degree programme or foundation programme, you need to apply through UCAS by completing the online application form at www.ucas.com/apply For more information, see p196. For foundation programmes it is also possible to apply online via one of our authorised representatives in your own country. International Development can provide you with details of our specific country representatives, or see our website www.kent.ac.uk/internationalstudent

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For the International Foundation Programme, there are three ways to apply: 1 You can apply online, using our direct online application form available at: www.kent.ac.uk/cewl/apply.html 2 You can apply through one of our authorised overseas representatives in your own country. For more details, see www.kent.ac.uk/ internationalstudent/representation 3 You can apply via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). For detailed instructions on how to apply, see www.ucas.com/students/apply For JYA English PLUS, if your university already has an agreement with the University of Kent, then please apply via your university’s own ‘study abroad’ office. If your university does not have an agreement with us, you can still apply directly to Kent. However, you need to check that your university will accept the study credits you gain at Kent. See www.kent.ac.uk/courses/short-term for more details. For a pre-sessional course, please apply directly to the University via the form downloadable from www.kent.ac.uk/cewl/apply.html If you would like any help, the International Development team can refer you to one of our overseas representatives.

Further information International Development, The Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ T: +44 1227 827994 F: +44 1227 823247 E: international-office@kent.ac.uk www.kent.ac.uk/international Centre for English and World Languages Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP T: +44 1227 824401 E: cewl@kent.ac.uk www.kent.ac.uk/cewl Kent Union, Mandela Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NW T: 01227 824216 E: union@kent.ac.uk www.kentunion.co.uk Recruitment and Admissions Office, The Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ T: 01227 827272 F: 01227 827077 E: information@kent.ac.uk

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Funding and scholarships University funding All full-time students can apply for University scholarships based on music and sporting ability. The scholarships range from £500 to £5,000 per year. See p243 for further information. Full-time students from within the EU can apply for University academic scholarships, alongside students from the UK. See p243 for details. The University offers various sources of financial support to help students from outside the EU, including international scholarships, Hong Kong Alumni 40th Anniversary Scholarships and the Chancellor’s Scholarship for Trinidad and Tobago. We also offer a loyalty discount scheme for international students whose family members have also studied at Kent. You can find further details at www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/ undergraduate/international In addition to these sources of income, individual departments at the University offer specific scholarships. For details of these scholarships, please see the departmental pages of the website. See p243 for further details of general University funding.

FINANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Undergraduate degree programmes Non-laboratory courses Laboratory courses Architecture

£11,230 £13,400 £13,400

Foundation year programmes

Tuition fees You can find information on early-bird discounts and payment through instalments as well as information on how to pay at www.kent.ac.uk/finance-student/fees

European Union students The main academic cost is tuition fees, which cover the cost of teaching and other academic support services including the library, IT systems and teaching space, amongst others. Eligibility for EU fee status depends on nationality and residency.

Students from outside the EU Annual tuition fees for full-time international students from outside the EU for 2011/12 were as follows:

Sciences foundation year and International Foundation Programme

£10,000

Study abroad – short-term and diploma courses Junior Year Abroad Fall Semester Spring Semester JYA English PLUS full length JYA English PLUS part length

£10,000 £4,000 £6,000 £11,230 £8,150

Fees for 2012/13 were still to be confirmed at time of going to press – please see our website for updated information. Fees for the academic year 2013/14 will be available in spring 2013.

Living costs There is a comprehensive list of the costs you could incur studying at Kent on p240, or you can go to our online living costs calculator on www.kent.ac.uk//finance-student/livingcosts

Government funding Currently, students from within the EU can apply for a UK government loan to cover the cost of tuition fees, subject to eligibility and financial assessment. This is paid back after graduation at a certain salary level. See www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance Students from countries outside the EU may be able to apply to their own government for funding. See p241 for more details on financial support.


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CANTERBURY “Canterbury is a picturesque city. The University offers fantastic courses, a perfect contrast between campus life and city centre and the historic Cathedral just a stone’s throw away. What more could you ask for?” Rachel Wellington Forensic Sciences

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THE CAMPUS FROM THE AIR The Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of parkland and is less than 20 minutes’ walk from Canterbury city centre. Residential, teaching and administrative buildings are surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods. The campus is self-contained and includes student accommodation, a library, sports centre, theatre, music performance centre, nightclub, cinema, places to eat and bars, shops, a bookshop, medical centre, day nursery, public access computer rooms, a chapel, launderettes and bus stops. The Complete University Guide 2012 ranks Canterbury as the safest university city in England and Wales. Canterbury has excellent transport links. The Medway campus is 30 miles away en route to London (55 miles to the north-west and less than an hour away by high-speed train). Dover is half an hour away to the south-east, and the nearest coastal town is Whitstable, six miles to the north. The Eurostar terminals at Ashford and Ebbsfleet are close by, meaning you can be in Paris, Brussels or Lille within two hours.

“You need to come and see Kent and you need to come and see Canterbury as well. For me, just seeing the place really made up my mind. I had no doubt that Kent was just a fantastic place when I came to visit.” Benjamin Weeks Psychology


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CANTERBURY THE CANTERBURY CAMPUS Surrounded by lush green countryside and with easy access to miles of beautiful coastline, the Canterbury campus is located in a thriving area of the country, with fast transport links to London and mainland Europe. Founded in 1965, it is the University’s original site and is built on 300 acres of parkland overlooking the city centre. Modern buildings are surrounded by open green spaces, courtyards, gardens, ponds and woodland, with stunning views of Canterbury and the Stour Valley. Kent’s Canterbury campus is self-contained, which means you are within walking distance of all the excellent facilities on offer: the Sports Centre, the Gulbenkian Theatre and Cinema, a new music centre (due to open September 2012), the Templeman Library, the Medical Centre, the Computing Service, the Campus Shop and bookshop, a pharmacy, an off-licence, bank and cashpoints, bistros, bars, cafés, the Students’ Union, The Venue nightclub, public access terminals, bus stops and launderettes. If you want to explore the city centre, it is less than 30 minutes’ walk from campus and is on a direct bus route. There are approximately 16,000 students at the Canterbury campus, including undergraduates and postgraduates, as well as lecturers, research staff, members of the local community and overseas students on a year abroad. With 125 nationalities represented, the campus has a very cosmopolitan feel. Campus life revolves around five colleges, the Templeman Library, the Students’ Union, purposebuilt science laboratories and teaching buildings, including the state-of-the-art Jarman Building, which houses the University’s School of Arts. There are also plenty of places to eat on campus, including a traditional dining hall, bistros, cafés and sandwich bars, which serve all types of food at reasonable prices. You can also buy snacks and hot drinks from shops and vending machines across the campus.

The colleges The five colleges at Kent are each named after distinguished British figures – Darwin, Eliot, Keynes, Rutherford and Woolf (the postgraduate college). They are more than just halls of residence because, in addition to living, social and catering facilities, they also house lecture theatres, seminar rooms, computer terminal rooms and academic schools. All students and academic staff belong to a college, so you have plenty of opportunities to meet people studying different subjects. The colleges give you access to a ready-made community from the moment you arrive. Each college has a Master, who is responsible for student welfare within their college. Many social activities are also organised on a collegiate basis, and each college has a Student Committee that covers almost every aspect of student life. The Student Committee makes an active contribution to the way colleges are run by representing your interests and organising events and entertainment.

“The Canterbury campus benefits from lots of green open spaces, making it a relaxing environment in which to study and socialise. Should the facilities not prove enough, the great location of the campus allows easy access into the city centre.” Hannah Shute Biology


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CANTERBURY AND THE REGION Canterbury is a vibrant city with a warm and friendly atmosphere, within easy reach of London, France and Belgium.

Canterbury Canterbury has been permanently inhabited since pre-Roman times. Augustine established his first cathedral and abbey around AD600, and in medieval times the city became a centre for pilgrimage to the shrine of St Thomas Becket, famously depicted in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. The playwright Christopher Marlowe was born here and the Treaty of Canterbury, which paved the way for the building of the Channel Tunnel, was signed in Canterbury Cathedral by Her Majesty The Queen and François Mitterand, then President of France.

Historic city The city’s medieval history is easy to see in its streets and buildings and in the world-famous cathedral, which is the venue for the University’s degree ceremonies. The Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s church make up a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Abbey marked the rebirth of Christianity in southern England and the church, the oldest parish church in England, is still used for worship.

Nightlife Canterbury has lots to offer in terms of great nightlife. Chill, is a well-established club with booths available for hire, celebrity guests/DJs and a unique mix of events including a weekly student night. Club Chemistry, near Canterbury East station, is a popular student haunt and features the very best in old-school classics and party, commercial R&B/Hip Hop and dance. Studio 41 is another favourite, with unmissable theme nights and regular guest appearances. There are also plenty of traditional pubs and bars, including The Farmhouse, which has live music nights and DJ sets. Canterbury also hosts its own summer festival, Lounge on the Farm, which is rapidly becoming one of the ‘must do’ events of the year. The 2011 lineup included, Ellie Goulding, The Vaccines, Katy B, Devlin, Annie Mac and Example.

Transport links You can easily take a day trip to either London or Paris from Canterbury. It is only 56 miles from London on the M2/A2 and high-speed trains run regularly between Canterbury West and London St Pancras and take under an hour. Regular trains also run to and from London Victoria, Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge – journey time is approximately 90 minutes.

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You can also take the Eurostar from Ashford or Ebbsfleet to arrive in Paris or Brussels in less than two hours. The Channel ports are less than 20 miles away, and it is only 30 minutes’ drive to the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone.

The region Canterbury is situated in Kent, known as the ‘Garden of England’, and offers you the opportunity to live and study in one of the most picturesque areas of the country. East Kent has 120 miles of coastline, and a number of its beaches have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for their environmental management, safety, and water quality. The nearest coastal town to Canterbury is Whitstable, where you can get involved in many water sports including windsurfing, yachting and water-skiing, as well as sampling its famous array of seafood. Kent is also renowned for its historical past and Canterbury is just a short distance from a number of castles and forts. During their second and third years, many students choose to live in the local towns of Whitstable, Herne Bay and Faversham, which are on bus routes to Canterbury and have direct rail links to London.

Cosmopolitan environment Canterbury has a thriving cosmopolitan atmosphere as befits Britain’s closest city to continental Europe. There has been significant investment in recent years; the Whitefriars development transformed a substantial part of the city centre and is a fantastic shopping location with all the major high street names. The city has a unique charm, with past and present sitting comfortably together. There are plenty of specialist shops, as well as restaurants, pubs and bars.

Cultural centre Canterbury is a cultural city with a strong focus on the arts. There are a number of galleries and the annual Canterbury Festival attracts thousands of visitors from across the UK and Europe. The city is also home to the Marlowe Theatre, which hosts national touring productions of West End shows and attracts top artists from the worlds of dance, music, comedy, drama, ballet and opera. The theatre has recently reopened following a massive redevelopment and firmly positions Canterbury as a place to enjoy a superb theatrical experience.

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Self-catering accommodation

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Most of our self-catering accommodation is in Park Wood, a purpose-built student village in a parkland setting just a few minutes’ walk from central campus. The accommodation is primarily in five or six-bedroom houses, together with four blocks of flats offering en-suite bedrooms.

When you arrive at Kent, you are given a multifunctional photo ID card, known as the KentOne card. You can also use it as a debit card to buy food, drink and other items in campus outlets.

On central campus, Keynes College offers rooms in town houses and en-suite bedrooms in flats. Selfcatering accommodation is also available in Darwin College and houses, together with three blocks of flats at Tyler Court offering en-suite bedrooms.

There are two shops on campus selling grocery and household items, together with a bookshop and a pharmacy. There are launderettes located in residential areas across campus.

All self-catered flats and houses have communal kitchens. Self-catering accommodation is available for 39 weeks (including winter and spring vacations).

ACCOMMODATION We aim to offer accommodation to all eligible new full-time undergraduates for the first year on a bed and bistro, bed and breakfast or self-catered basis. The Canterbury campus houses around 4,800 students in rooms, flats and houses. All of the bedrooms are single occupancy and most are ensuite. All bedrooms include free internet links, utility costs and basic contents insurance.

Bed and bistro accommodation This unique accommodation package is available to residents of the main building at Keynes College and Becket Court. The package includes an en-suite bedroom and weekday breakfasts and dinners in our flagship bistro, Dolche Vita, located in Keynes College. Accommodation is occupied for 31 weeks (excluding winter and spring vacations).

Bed and breakfast accommodation This type of accommodation is offered in Rutherford and Eliot Colleges. Rent includes a standard room and breakfast, or an allowance towards an evening meal, in Rutherford College. Rooms are arranged in corridors and each corridor includes a kitchenette with a microwave oven, a small fridge and kettle, so that you can prepare snacks and drinks. Accommodation is occupied for 31 weeks (excluding winter and spring vacations).

Off-campus accommodation Most students live off campus in Canterbury or local towns during their second and third years. We provide a regularly updated list of accredited accommodation on our website. All off-campus accommodation is regularly checked and has to meet quality and safety standards, as specified by Canterbury City Council’s student housing accreditation scheme.

Accommodation for students with disabilities or other special needs We have a number of specially adapted rooms available across campus. The Disability and Dyslexia Support Service offers help and advice to students with special needs (see p223 for details).

Food and drink There are around a dozen outlets across campus, offering a range of food including: • breakfast, brunch, lunch and evening meals, with vegetarian dishes and an extensive salad bar • cooked-to-order Mediterranean-style cuisine • burgers and Tex-Mex options • takeaway food for those in a hurry, including freshly made sandwiches and baguettes • pizzas and paninis. Snacks and other essentials are also available from vending machines across campus. The Canterbury campus has been awarded Fairtrade status and all our outlets sell Fairtrade tea, coffee and other items.

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Parking and transport We regret that there is no parking available for students living on or close to campus. For more information, see www.kent.ac.uk/estates/transport/parking The Unibus runs frequently between the campus and the city centre and there is a subsidised season ticket scheme for students. For further details, see www.kent.ac.uk/estates/transport/bus

Online application We aim to offer University accommodation to new full-time undergraduate students starting in September for their first year of study, providing the following criteria are met: • you firmly accept (ie as your first choice) either a conditional or unconditional offer from University of Kent by 31 July • the University receives your online application for accommodation by 31 July. We hope to be able to offer University accommodation to insurance, late, adjustment and clearing acceptances where possible (subject to availability).

Accommodation guide prices You can find undergraduate accommodation costs for 2012/13 on our website at www.kent.ac.uk/accommodation

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KENT SPORT Sport and recreation is a hugely important part of student life at university. It is possibly the single largest factor in bringing students together on campus. Thousands of new students use sport each year to forge friendships which often last a lifetime. The Canterbury campus offers a wide range of accessible facilities to enable anyone, new or established, to take part in a variety of sports and activities – see www.kent.ac.uk/sports During 2012, as part of our Olympic Legacy Programme, we are developing additional sports facilities to create further opportunities for students. Due to be completed by early 2013, these include: • significantly enhanced/larger fitness suite with three distinct areas for general fitness, wellness/rehab and high performance training for sports teams and clubs • a third multi-purpose sports hall • new larger dance studio which can be split into two for smaller, more intimate classes with enhanced lighting and sound • covered structure providing three indoor tennis/netball courts which can also be used for other activities • physiotherapy clinic linked to the new training facilities providing a seamless pathway from acute injury to full fitness.

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aerobic/dance classes every week, ranging from Body Pump to Zumba. For more information visit our website: www.kent.ac.uk/sports

Sports scholarships The University of Kent offers sports scholarships of between £250 and £5,000 that are open to all students who excel in their particular sport, as well as partner scholarships with a number of clubs including: • Kent County Cricket Club • Canterbury Men’s Hockey Club • Canterbury Ladies Hockey Club • Canterbury Rugby Club • Holcombe Park Hockey Club • Old Bordenian Hockey Club • Maidstone Hockey Club • David James boxing scholarship in partnership with John Horton. See p244 or our website for further details of eligibility and how to apply.

Student sports clubs The main University student sports clubs are managed and run by the Sports Federation which is part of the Students’ Union. It runs over 30 student sports clubs, ranging from American football to kick-boxing, cricket, skiing, fencing and snowboarding. To find out more visit: www.kent.union.co.uk

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ARTS The Canterbury campus has a thriving arts scene, with the Gulbenkian arts centre hosting drama, music, films, comedy and other events running throughout the year. The Gulbenkian acts as the front door to the Canterbury campus. With its welcoming foyer and licensed café bar, it provides a warm welcome to students, staff and visitors who enjoy a diverse range of live performance as well as independent and foreign language films.

Gulbenkian Theatre The theatre seats 340 people and welcomes audiences from both the student population and the wider community. Professional, student and amateur shows are presented throughout the year. There is a full range of productions each season, varying from stand-up comedy, with performers such as Omid Djalili, Jimmy Carr and Chris Addison, to children’s theatre, dance, drama, jazz, folk, classical and world music. The theatre employs students front of house and in our technical and admin departments where possible. The Gulbenkian welcomes student promoters and engages with the School of Arts to present a range of performance from classic to new work. The student drama society, T:24, presents at least one show a term in the theatre. The Gulbenkian supports graduate theatre companies by offering an annual residency to Kent graduates, currently held by The Breadbin Project and hosting performances by graduates including Edinburgh award winners Little Bulb Theatre, Accidental Collective and comedy troupe The Noise Next Door amongst others.

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Gulbenkian Cinema Canterbury’s independent film theatre, screening blockbusters, independent films and world cinema is open to both students and the general public. The Gulbenkian Cinema works closely with the Film Studies Department and other University departments. Students from all subjects can work as ushers.

Gulbenkian Café Bar The lively licensed café bar is a favourite haunt for all members of the University community as well as the general public. The café bar hosts regular music and comedy nights, and is available for use by student clubs and societies, and many of our Café Bar team members are students.

Further information The Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NB T: (Booking Office) 01227 769075 www.thegulbenkian.co.uk

Fine arts Studio 3 Gallery, located in the School of Arts’ Jarman Building, has established itself as one of the leading art venues in the south east since it opened in 2010. During 2011 it hosted major exhibitions by the internationally acclaimed artists Ana Maria Pacheco and Art & Language. Future shows include Double Take, which is a collaboration with the Royal College of Art; a retrospective of the artist Paul Coldwell; and a major historical exhibition dedicated to the Victorian sculptor Alfred Drury (supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art). Studio 3 runs an active volunteer programme where students get involved in all aspects of the gallery’s work, from invigilating to curating. Other exhibition spaces on campus include the Gulbenkian Crossover Gallery, Keynes Atrium and Gallery, and the Rutherford Panopticon.

Events The annual WorldFest at the University, which celebrates Kent’s international community and ethos, features many activities and events, all with an international theme. Other events include regular Open Lectures, given by a mixture of public figures and newly appointed professors.

MUSIC By summer 2012, the University will have completed its state-of-the-art centre for music performance on its Canterbury campus. The ColyerFergusson Building will become the venue for the wide range of extracurricular music-making available to all students studying for any degree. If you sing or play an instrument, you can join: • The Chorus – an unauditioned choir of around 200 singers • The Symphony Orchestra • The Concert Band and Big Band – open to all wind, brass and percussion players • The Chamber Choir – an auditioned choir of between 20 and 25 singers • Jazz ensembles. All these groups rehearse weekly for public concerts throughout the academic year. As well as performing on campus, there are many opportunities to sing and play in the spectacular surroundings of Canterbury Cathedral, other venues in Kent and across the Channel. Visiting musicians give workshops, and University Music has an exciting partnership with the world-famous Brodsky Quartet. Students also form their own ensembles and bands each year. As well as the rehearsal facilities in the Colyer-Fergusson Building, some of the colleges on the Canterbury campus also have a practice room with a piano, which is available to all students.

Musical theatre Students can take part in productions in the University’s own Gulbenkian Theatre and at other venues around Canterbury. There are opportunities to star in roles, sing in the chorus, play in the orchestra or work backstage.

Music scholarships (Patron: Dame Anne Evans) Kent offers two different kinds of music scholarship to talented instrumentalists and singers applying for any degree: University Music Performance Scholarships worth up to £5,000 per year, and Music Lesson Scholarships which enable students to continue with their instrumental and vocal tuition. For further information and an application form, see www.kent.ac.uk/music See p244 for more information on scholarships.

You also have the opportunity to get involved in other musical events and activities by joining the various student music societies. For more information, see www.kentunion.co.uk

Concerts on campus There are many concerts at the University, featuring all kinds of music, ranging from classical and jazz to world and folk. The University presents a regular series of popular lunchtime concerts that feature both professional and University performers.

Cathedral choral scholarship A choral scholarship is offered to male students at the University as and when a vacancy exists. For further information, contact David Flood, Cathedral Organist, email davidf@canterbury-cathedral.org

Further information Susan Wanless, Director of University Music, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NS T: 01227 823305 E: s.j.wanless@kent.ac.uk www.kent.ac.uk/music


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KENT UNION Kent Union, the Students’ Union at Kent, is run ‘by the students, for the students’. It provides a wide variety of facilities, represents students’ interests at the University and in the wider community, and offers help, support and advice when needed.

Facilities and entertainment The Venue and The Attic, run by Kent Union are student-only venues located in the centre of campus and play host to a variety of entertainment to suit every genre of music. Recently refurbished, The Venue is open four nights a week, offering two floors of state-of-the-art design, sound and lighting where lots of different club nights are held, from commercial to cheese, dance to disco and a variety of theme nights. It has played host to a huge range of acts including Zane Lowe, Ministry of Sound, Florence and the Machine, Pendulum, Coolio, Reggie Yates, S Club and stars of The X Factor. The Venue has won a number of awards for its efforts in maintaining a safe environment and looking after the welfare of its customers, including the 2010 ‘Best Bar None’ award. The Attic, which opened in 2010, is the place for live entertainment including local, student bands and mainstream bands, DJs and musicians. Open four nights a week, it hosts the more niche entertainment nights such as Jazz, Comedy, Trance, Dubstep and Drum n Bass so there will be something on offer for you to enjoy every week! Kent Union also runs Woody’s, a traditional pub serving tasty homemade food in the heart of Park Wood and the Library Café serving coffee and snacks. Listening to students’ requests, Kent Union has recently refurbished space in Rutherford College. This is now the only space on campus that is not licensed and offers students a brand new study space with study pods and refreshment facilities. Shops on campus run by Kent Union include Essentials, one of the biggest students’ union shops in the UK, and Park Wood Essentials, where you can find everything from food to health and beauty items. It also runs Extras, an off-licence with a large selection of stationery. Recently, Kent Union opened UNIque, selling University of Kent clothing and memorabilia.

Getting involved As a student at Kent, you can get involved in all sorts of activities. All academic courses have student representatives who contribute to the way their subjects are run, and most locations (such as

the colleges) have student committees that represent students’ views and organise social activities. Other ways of getting involved include becoming a member of Union Council (Kent Union’s governing body) and standing for part-time officer positions within the Students’ Union itself.

Clubs and societies A good way of following a current interest or taking up a new one is to join one of the many clubs and societies run by Kent Union. Societies at Canterbury reflect the wide spectrum of student interests; music, dance, current affairs, film, chess, photography, paintball and science are just a few examples of what is on offer. Different faiths and nationalities are also well represented along with subject-related societies. The list is ever-changing – see our website at www.kentunion.co.uk for further details. If you have an interest that is not represented, you can also start your own society with help from Kent Union. You can also help out with the student newspaper inQuire or at CSR fm, the UK’s first community and student FM radio station.

Student Advice and Information Service Kent Union has qualified staff who provide a free advice and support service to Kent Union members, on issues that could affect you while you are a student, such as finance, housing issues, course problems and health matters. If we can’t help you ourselves, we can point you in the direction of where you can find further assistance.

Kent Buddy Scheme The Kent Buddy Scheme introduces applicants with an offer from Kent to students who are currently at the University. Future Kent students are able to get a sense of life at Kent from those who are currently enjoying the Kent experience, and be assured of a friendly face to meet them when they arrive.

Jobshop Kent Union also runs Jobshop@kent, which can help you find part-time or temporary work while studying at the University. To view the range of jobs you can apply for, please visit www.kentunionjobshop.co.uk (see p205).

Volunteering Kent Union offers you the opportunity to enhance your CV and gain work experience by getting involved with volunteering. This can be anything from tutoring, working with the elderly, conservation activities or stewarding at concerts. Kent Union can arrange local placements that fit in with your studies (see p206).

Further information Kent Union, Mandela Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NW T: 01227 824200 E: kentunion@kent.ac.uk www.kentunion.co.uk

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STUDENT LEARNING ADVISORY SERVICE The Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS) is a free, friendly advice service providing guidance and information on all aspects of effective learning and study skills to all students from the minute they arrive at the University until they finish their studies. SLAS is part of the Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching and is a popular resource for undergraduates, postgraduates, full-time, parttime, mature, European and international students.

Additional support, initiatives and partnerships with participating schools Academic Peer Mentoring (APM) The aim of this scheme is to enable Stage 2 or Stage 3 students to support and help Foundation or Stage 1 students improve their learning and thus effectively improve their performance and retention.

Advantage Initiative We help academic schools embed study skills within their core modules.

Additional exam support/VALUE programme This is a programme for Stage 1 students who are concerned about transferring to Stage 2 of their studies and who might be at risk, or are underachieving.

Partnerships with students Individual and confidential advice and study guidance Any student, or small group of students, who wish to improve their learning can make an appointment with a learning adviser who will offer guidance and support. If a student is unable to get to a University campus, they can arrange a telephone appointment or email the Student Learning Advisory Service at learning@kent.ac.uk

Mathematics and statistics support In partnership with the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, we provide mathematics and statistics clinics. To book an appointment, please email: learning@kent.ac.uk

Programmes SLAS offers a range of programmes aimed at helping students to achieve their potential while at university. These include: • Workshops: Each term, SLAS offers a series of generic workshops on study skills for students from all levels and academic schools. • VALUE MaP: This is a programme for mature and/or part-time students which takes place on the Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge campuses. It is run as a series of workshops on effective study, and takes place on Saturdays and at varying times of the week to allow for flexible attendance.

IT Services are committed to finding ways that technology can help you to succeed in your studies. Whether you need to produce coursework before a deadline, check your timetable on your phone, or even connect a games console in your study bedroom – the dedicated IT Services team are on hand to support you.

IT facilities and online services

If you have any problems affecting your studies, and do not know who to talk to or where to get help, we will do our best to point you in the right direction.

• Over 1,000 student PCs, running Windows and Microsoft Office as well as specialist subject software. You can also borrow a laptop or netbook to use in the Templeman Library • Free wireless access to the internet and Kent network from hotspots across campus, and a wired connection from each student bedroom • A mobile app, as well as the online Student Portal and Virtual Learning Environment that support your university life with personalised timetables, course information, and events relevant to you • Remote access to files and resources on the Kent network, so you can work from home and on the move • Your own ‘Kent for life’ email account that you can keep after graduation • Comprehensive helpdesk support either in person, by phone, email, or online.

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Training

Student Learning Advisory Service, Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NQ T: 01227 824016 F: 01227 827169 E: learning@kent.ac.uk www.kent.ac.uk/uelt/learning

Our free workshops and online resources cover everything from practical IT skills to essay writing and research, to help you produce your best coursework. Visit www.kent.ac.uk/student/skills to find out what’s available.

VALUE Plus

What we offer

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This programme is for Stage 2/Stage 3 students who want to make the best of their time at university and who, for whatever reason, are concerned that they are not fulfilling their academic potential.

Learning resources We have a range of free study guides, plus various online study skills resources and links to other recommended web resources.

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PERSONAL SUPPORT SERVICES There is a network of student support and back-up services on the Canterbury campus, where you can go to get help and good advice.

University Medical Centre The Medical Centre is a specialist GP practice on the Canterbury campus, providing medical care tailored to meet all the health needs of students at the University – see our website for full details. All services are completely confidential. The University Nursing Service (in Keynes College) provides nursing care for in-patients, a minor casualty service, and support and advice to students seven days a week during term time. There is also a pharmacy next door to the Medical Centre.

TEMPLEMAN LIBRARY The Templeman Library, at the heart of the Canterbury campus, provides a wealth of resources and services to support your studies. The Library’s extensive print and online collections are specifically aimed at supporting the courses and subject areas taught at Kent. Information Services are committed to ensuring that library resources and services are accessible to all students of the University of Kent, including part-time students and students with disabilities. We welcome all new students to the Library and offer introductory sessions for each subject area to help you discover the resources you need for your course and the services we offer. We’re not just here for the first weeks of term either, our staff are on hand throughout the year to help you make the most of your Library.

What the Library offers • Fast and convenient access to course reading material, in print or online • Access to a wide range of electronic resources, including full text e-journals, e-books, newspaper archives, databases and reference works. They’re online, so you will be able to access whatever you want from wherever you are

• Unique archives and collections of rare, historic and specialised material relevant to a wide range of subject areas • Integrated search tools including the Library catalogue, reading lists and virtual learning environment to help you discover and access the best resources for your studies • Self-service options to make it easy for you to borrow, recall and renew items, and to request material from other libraries • Long opening hours throughout the year, to make sure the Library’s services are available at times that are convenient for you • A wide choice of study spaces and facilities: a social learning zone with café and IT facilities, bookable group study or viewing rooms, silent and quiet study zones, and hundreds of student PCs • Wireless access throughout the Library, and laptops and netbook you can borrow for use within the building • Specialist subject librarians who can help you find the most relevant material and develop your skills to enable you to make effective use of information resources • Staff who are dedicated to helping you get the most out of the Library and IT – in person, by telephone or online.

Further information Information Services, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NU T: 01227 824777 www.kent.ac.uk/library

We strongly advise you to register with a doctor’s surgery close to your term-time accommodation. By registering under the NHS system, you qualify for treatment here and in many reciprocating countries abroad. You should also register with a local NHS dentist.

Further information Medical Centre, Giles Lane, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7PB T: 01227 823583 www.kent.ac.uk/medical

Disability and Dyslexia Support Service Our core services include: • support for students with specific learning difficulties including dyslexia and dyspraxia • support for students with physical or sensory impairments and medical conditions • support for students with mental health difficulties • support for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders • help with applications for the Disabled Students’ Allowance. We have a team of tutors and mentors who can provide individual specialist support and Educational Support Assistants who can help with note-taking and other learning support requirements. We recommend that if you have a specific learning difficulty, disability or mental health condition, you apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowance as soon as you make your UCAS choices. You can get further information from the following website: www.direct.gov.uk/dsa

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We encourage all applicants who have additional support needs to contact us before starting at the University, to discuss their requirements.

Further information Disability and Dyslexia Support Service, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP T: 01227 823158 E: accessibility@kent.ac.uk www.kent.ac.uk/ddss

The Oaks Day Nursery The Oaks Day Nursery on the Canterbury campus has been established for over 30 years. The Nursery has been run by Kent Union since November 2007 and provides a warm, caring and stimulating environment where children can develop and grow to their full potential. Children are cared for in four rooms that cater for different ages and abilities; there is also a large outdoor play area. The Oaks Day Nursery is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all children and families. Discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, age, religion, colour, marital status, ethnicity or political belief is not tolerated in this setting.

Admissions We are registered for 65 children a day, aged from three months to four plus. Our client base is made up of University staff, students and families from the wider community. For information about our pricing structure, please telephone or email Chris or Lisa.

Further information The Oaks Day Nursery, Giles Lane, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7LX T: 01227 827676 E: oaksnursery@kent.ac.uk www.oaksdaynursery.co.uk Ofsted registration No: EY 361367

The Chaplaincy The Chaplaincy team is both ecumenical and multi-faith. We have two full-time chaplains (Anglican and Catholic) and several part-time members who serve all the main Christian denominations as well as the Buddhist, Islamic and Jewish faith communities at Kent. We lead worship on the Canterbury campus on Sundays and run a number of weekday services, and students have plenty of opportunities to learn more about their own faith/traditions.

There is an attractive small chapel in Eliot College on the Canterbury campus that is regularly used for worship and is open to everybody for quiet prayer and meditation. There is also a mosque in Giles Lane on the edge of the campus.

Further information Chaplains Office, Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NX T: 01227 827491 E: chaplaincy@kent.ac.uk www.kent.ac.uk/chaplaincy

Counselling Service Going away to university is an important time of transition and personal development. There may be a period when you begin to feel that you would benefit from some professional counselling. The goal of counselling is to empower, encourage and support you to help yourself. Evidence tells us that the vast majority of students who have been for counselling find it a valuable experience.

Further information Equality and Diversity Office, Human Resources, The Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ T: 01227 827825 E: equalityanddiversity@kent.ac.uk www.kent.ac.uk/hr-equalityanddiversity

Security Kent is one of the safest places in which to study, but we do recognise that some students may feel vulnerable, particularly at night. Our trained, inhouse security officers are on duty 24 hours per day and regularly patrol the campus on foot, on bicycles and in marked vehicles, and CCTV cameras are also monitored in Campus Watch. We offer a service to accompany anyone who feels vulnerable across campus and we also offer free personal attack alarms. Some accommodation areas have their own night security officer; where this is the case, the security officers are also the building fire officers.

The University Counselling Service, based on the Canterbury campus, is open all year round for all students. We offer a confidential service and invite you to book an initial half-hour assessment which gives you the opportunity to explore what you most want to achieve from counselling before you decide to take it further. In addition to individual counselling sessions, we run workshops and courses on: counselling skills; mindfulness; assertiveness training; mental wealth and wellbeing; relaxation; graduation and beyond; boosting confidence and other topics according to demand. Some of these may be run in conjunction with indoor labyrinth walks held in the Senate Chamber once a month. You can also visit our website for useful links and information on a wide range of topics related to good health and well-being.

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“I was talking to my friend the other day and she couldn’t understand why I haven’t been off campus that much. I said to her that if she came here, she would understand. There’s so much to do all the time – and it helps that Canterbury is so beautiful as well. Canterbury is the place to go during the day and campus is where to be in the evening. It’s just perfect.”

Counselling Service, Room IG2, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP T: 01227 823206 E: counselling@kent.ac.uk www.kent.ac.uk/counselling

Equality and Diversity The University is committed to creating and supporting a balanced, inclusive and diverse community that is open and accessible to all students. We do not tolerate discrimination, harassment or bullying of any groups or individuals, and we provide comprehensive student guidelines that outline ways of ensuring fair and consistent behaviour.

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MEDWAY “I looked at several locations, and chose Kent because I loved the setting of the University. I like the history of the location, with the Dockyard, and the new buildings still seem to fit in around the historical buildings.� Melissa Comins Social Work

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THE CAMPUS FROM THE AIR The Medway campus, based at the original Chatham Maritime, is a vibrant mixture of modern and historic buildings all housing excellent facilities. The flagship Medway Building has won several awards for design excellence and houses lecture theatres and seminar rooms equipped with the latest technology. The campus also has specialist music studios and rehearsal rooms, sports laboratories, a dedicated design, production and presentation facility and a state-of-theart newsroom. The Drill Hall Library conversion is truly exceptional, offering spacious study facilities of the highest quality. Medway has excellent road and rail links. The Canterbury campus is 30 miles away and the ports of Dover, Ramsgate and the Channel Tunnel are all about an hour’s drive away. London is 45 minutes away by train to Charing Cross or Victoria, or you can take the high-speed train from Ebbsfleet International Station (just 30 minutes from the campus) and be in London St Pancras in just 17 minutes. From Ebbsfleet you can also catch the Eurostar to Paris or Brussels, arriving in just over two hours.

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MEDWAY THE MEDWAY CAMPUS The University of Kent’s expansion at Medway is one of the most exciting developments in higher education in the United Kingdom. The University offers a vibrant and modern campus, with innovative buildings and facilities. You can expect outstanding teaching, learning and leisure opportunities, and an exceptional level of personal support. The University has invested millions of pounds in purpose-built facilities. The Medway Building is equipped for a range of teaching specialities, including dedicated studios and rehearsal rooms for the Music Technology programme and exercise suites and a private treatment clinic for the Centre for Sports Studies. The Gillingham Building houses fully-equipped teaching rooms and academic departments. It is also home to an industrystandard multimedia newsroom for the Centre for Journalism and a new one-stop-shop student services area. The £10 million Drill Hall Library, with 2.7 miles of shelving, hosts extensive book and journal collections, as well as around 400 personal computers for student use (see p233). The University of Kent also has some prominent buildings at Chatham Historic Dockyard, close to the main Medway campus. These include Bridge Wardens’ College, with new studio spaces for Fine Art and the Galvanising Shop. The latter is a fully renovated, split-level design studio and multi-purpose workshop. It is equipped with sophisticated lighting and sound facilities and also houses teaching rooms and a lecture theatre. Further development of the Historic Dockyard is planned with the expansion of the School of Arts to offer a wider range of programmes.

“The Medway campus has all the necessities such as a vast library, restaurants, a careers resource room, a local shop and an on-site pub. The technology on campus is also up-to-date which makes it more accessible and easier to study.” Clare Spashett Business Information Technology

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Student facilities

The University of Kent is part of a unique partnership that includes the University of Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church University, known collectively as Universities at Medway.

The Pilkington Building, which received an awardwinning, multi-million-pound renovation, includes a 180-seat lecture theatre, an exhibition room, teaching facilities, the Venue café and a social meeting area. Nearby is Essentials, the Medway campus shop, run by the Students’ Association, which stocks food and household goods, and is also a mini off-licence.

The four institutions share the specially developed Medway campus, adjacent to the Historic Dockyard at Chatham Maritime. The site was built originally as a naval base, HMS Pembroke, at the start of the 20th century. The University of Kent moved onto the Medway campus in 2005, and most of our buildings are new or have been completely renovated.

The Rochester Building, adjacent to the Medway and Gillingham Buildings, includes the popular No1 Bistro, as well as large rooms for seminars and executive meetings. The University’s accommodation at Liberty Quays, adjacent to the Medway campus, offers highquality accommodation for more than 600 students on a 20-acre site. (See p229 for more details.) A state-of-the-art sports centre, Medway Park, is also available to all Kent students at discounted rates (see p230).


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THE MEDWAY REGION Medway is a vibrant and bustling area with lots of things to see and do. Students are eligible for concessions at many of Medway Council’s leisure centres, entertainment venues and attractions. There are six gyms, five leisure centres, and a fantastic soccer centre, Kicks, which has thirdgeneration astroturf – the best possible artificial surface. There are exciting arts programmes at The Brook and The Central entertainment venues, which are less than ten minutes from the campus. The Brook also hosts a monthly comedy club. There is an annual arts festival and a variety of other festivals are held throughout the year. Kent’s Medway campus is part of Chatham Maritime, on the mouth of the river Medway, and it is next to Chatham Historic Dockyard. The Chatham Maritime area has received a huge investment in recent years and includes a multiplex cinema, a large retail outlet and a number of bars and restaurants, all within walking distance of the main campus.

History, culture and leisure Medway has a rich and fascinating history. Rochester Castle was one of the first large stone keeps built by William the Conqueror after the Norman Conquest, while Rochester Cathedral – where Kent holds its Medway graduation ceremonies – is more than 1,400 years old, making it the second oldest cathedral in the United Kingdom.

Medway also has a long and distinguished naval history. For instance, the first ship built at Chatham’s Dockyard took part in the defeat of the Armada; Lord Horatio Nelson joined his first ship at Chatham; and his famous flagship, The Victory, was built here. One of Medway’s most famous inhabitants was Charles Dickens, who lived in Chatham as a child, and later at Gadshill Place in Rochester for 14 years until his death. The Medway region also features in many Dickens novels and every year the Dickens Festival celebrates his legacy. The £62 million Dickens World tourist attraction is located at Chatham Maritime and has been used as a location for music videos and various BBC programmes. It is a multi-purpose venue, hosting special events such as Jongleurs comedy and theme nights.

Transport links Medway has excellent road and rail links and is well served by the M2, M20 and M25 motorways. Heathrow and Gatwick airports, the Channel ports of Dover and Ramsgate and the Channel Tunnel are all about an hour’s drive from the campus. There are direct rail links to London Victoria and Charing Cross – approximately 45 minutes’ journey time. Ebbsfleet International Eurostar station is just 30 minutes from the campus, and from there you can be in London in just 17 minutes and Paris or Brussels in just over two hours.

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ACCOMMODATION In conjunction with Liberty Living, the University offers Medway students accommodation at our stateof-the-art facilities at Liberty Quays. This development is adjacent to our campus and is part of the new ‘waterside village’ set on the banks of the River Medway. Accommodation is offered to all eligible, new full-time students. Accommodation is arranged in clusters of flats and provides the latest in comfort and amenities. All bedrooms have their own shower and toilet and each room is networked. The flats are for five, six or eight students, each sharing a fully-equipped kitchen. Subject to availability, students also have the option of studio flats with their own en-suite bathroom, shower and cooking facilities. The Liberty Quays development has its own social area, launderette, Tesco Express store, Subway and Domino’s Pizza. As with all accommodation provided at Kent, the security and welfare of our students is of the highest priority and Liberty Quays features comprehensive CCTV coverage, 24-hour security and electronic entry systems. Accommodation at Liberty Quays is offered on a 39-week contract (50-week contracts are also available).

Parking for disabled students There is limited parking at Liberty Quays, available only for disabled students who hold an appropriate permit.

Online application We aim to offer University accommodation to all eligible new full-time undergraduate students starting in September for their first year of study, providing the following criteria are met: • you firmly accept (ie as your first choice) either a conditional or unconditional offer from University of Kent by 31 July • the University receives your online application for accommodation by 31 July. We hope to be able to offer University accommodation to insurance, late, adjustment and clearing acceptances where possible (subject to availability).

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STUDENT LIFE There is a lively atmosphere on campus and a thriving student community, which gives you plenty of opportunities to play sport, join a society, socialise or take up a new interest. Many social activities are run by the Universities at Medway Students’ Association (UMSA), which represents all students at the shared Medway campus and is there to help ensure you will never be stuck for something to do when you put down your books. When all the accommodation has been allocated in mid to late August, Liberty Living will notify you of your allocation, which you will be able to view and accept online direct with Liberty Living.

Off-campus private accommodation For students who prefer to live in private houses off campus, our Accommodation Office can offer advice and assistance when looking for accommodation in the private rented sector. At www.kent.ac.uk/accommodation you can access up-to-date details of off-campus housing in the nearby towns of Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester. Private landlords usually rent their properties on a 12-month contract, although some may reduce rental costs for the period of the summer vacation. All off-campus accommodation has been checked to make sure it meets the standard safety requirements and that it holds current gas and electricity safety certificates.

On-street parking Depending on where you live, nearby street parking may be available. In some cases, you may need a parking permit, which is available from Medway Council.

UMSA UMSA organises social activities and runs the student bar and the campus shop. Ultimate control of UMSA lies in the hands of the students – each year the student body elects officers to lead and oversee the direction of the Association. The Executive Officers represent students in specific areas such as education, welfare and student activities, ensuring that your opinions and views are considered during decision making. UMSA also trains and supports Student Reps on each course to provide additional support and representation for students. UMSA has achieved great success, winning three major awards including the National Union of Students (NUS) Best Bar None award and accreditation from the NUS Services Sound Impact Scheme, which rewards good environmental practice.

College Master The College Master for Medway is there to offer advice, help and support for all Kent students, and is your first port of call when you need assistance of any kind. Students can arrange to see the College Master at any time during the academic year, and all matters will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

The College Master also has the role of upholding the University’s student regulations and code of conduct. All students are expected to abide by this code while they study at the University, whether they reside on or off campus.

Sports Sport is a great way to get involved in university life and meet new people. There are a growing number of UMSA sports teams based at Medway, which welcome both serious athletes and beginners. Available sports include football, rugby, cricket, netball, hockey, rowing, tennis, badminton and basketball. Alternatively if you can’t find something that interests you, UMSA offers help and financial support to start your own sports club or team. The majority of the sports teams compete in the national student leagues run by BUCS – British Universities & Colleges Sport as well as their own on-campus tournaments.

Medway Park To enhance Medway’s sports facilities, the University of Kent committed £3 million towards Medway Park. This £11 million project, led by Medway Council, has produced a multi-sport, state-of-the-art facility, located very near to the campus. Kent students receive preferential rates to use its sports halls, pools, squash courts, health suites and athletics track. The University also has dedicated seminar, research and therapy rooms within Medway Park. The venue will be used as a pre-Games training camp venue for 13 Olympic and eight Paralympic sports in the run up to London 2012. The Medway area includes a range of other sporting facilities, such as a dry ski slope and toboggan run, an ice rink, a go-karting circuit, an Olympic-standard trampoline centre and a number of sports and leisure centres. The Deangate Ridge Sports Complex has an 18-hole golf course, athletics track and gym, and the Arethusa Venture Centre offers a great climbing wall and sailing activities.

Music at Medway Campus parking Please refer to www.kent.ac.uk/estates for the latest information.

Further information Medway Accommodation Jackie Warden E: j.r.warden@kent.ac.uk E: hospitality-enquiry@kent.ac.uk www.kent.ac.uk/accommodation

The College Master also runs a busy calendar of social and sporting activities for students at Kent, in addition to those provided by the Students’ Association. On the social side, activities include cultural visits, trips to theme parks, club nights, quizzes, stand-up comedy evenings and shopping trips to the famous Bluewater Shopping Centre. Sporting activities have included specially arranged ‘taster’ sessions for trampolining, horse riding and dry slope skiing, to name just a few.

A number of music activities take place on the Medway campus, including the Big Band which rehearses on a Monday evening and performs regularly throughout the year. The band welcomes rhythm section players and horns of any standard who simply want to have fun playing and learning about jazz.


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Clubs and bars

Cultural activities

Jobshop

Coopers is the bar at the heart of the Medway campus and serves quality pub food at studentfriendly prices. It has a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere and is equipped with comfy sofas, widescreen TVs (which show all the major sporting fixtures) and a separate pool room. There are regular themed nights and you can party the night away as it has a late licence.

The campus is five minutes’ walk from a multiplex cinema and there are two theatres in Chatham that offer the very best in comedy, art, drama and music. Medway is a prime location and regularly attracts big names to its venues. The Brook Theatre is home to the Medway Comedy Club, where you can spend an evening with some of the best comics on the UK circuit.

Paid work through temporary or part-time jobs helps to meet your living costs and gives you the opportunity to gain practical experience and workrelated skills while you are studying. UMSA runs Jobshop, a job agency which advertises vacancies in areas such as translation, mentoring, silver service, website development, retail and charity fundraising. The vacancies are accessed via online registration with the website.

Off campus, the Medway towns have great pubs and clubs which offer regular discounts. Favourite haunts include the Tap ‘n’ Tin which has a variety of rooms each offering a different style of music. Casino Rooms in Rochester is the place to be on Thursday night – you can get in free with your student ID card and there are plenty of promotional deals. Poco Loco in Chatham is great for live bands and, if you fancy heading a bit further afield, Maidstone has a Liquid/Envy nightclub and there’s a Jumping Jaks next door which is famous for its Friday theme nights!

Societies and groups

Medway’s excellent location means you get to sample the best of Kent’s nightlife and, if you fancy a night out in London, the bright lights are less than 20 minutes away by train.

The wide range of societies available at Medway through UMSA reflects the diverse nature of the campus community and we aim to have something for everyone. Our societies include St John Ambulance, Running, Islamic, Music and Gaming, to name just a few. Different faiths and nationalities are also well represented. UMSA runs a campus student magazine and is always on the lookout for budding journalists. Alternatively, if you can’t find something that reflects what you’re interested in, UMSA offers help and financial support to start your own society.

Volunteering Service Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, build your confidence, meet new people, make a difference and improve your career prospects. There are hundreds of volunteering opportunities in the Medway area, involving a huge range of activities. An accredited certificate scheme is also available.

Further information Universities at Medway Students’ Association, Pilkington Building, North Road, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4JB T: 01634 888989 www.umsa.org.uk Volunteering Service, Room G0-05, Gillingham Building, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4AG, UK T: +44 (0)1634 888874 E: medwayvolunteering@kent.ac.uk

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STUDENT LEARNING ADVISORY SERVICE The Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS) is a free, friendly advice service providing guidance and information on all aspects of effective learning and study skills to all students from the minute they arrive at the University until they finish their studies. SLAS is part of the Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching and is a popular resource for undergraduates, postgraduates, full-time, part-time, mature, European and international students.

What we offer Partnerships with students Individual and confidential advice and study guidance Any student, or small group of students, who wish to improve their learning can make an appointment with a learning adviser who will offer guidance and support. If a student is unable to get to a University campus, they can arrange a telephone appointment or email the Student Learning Advisory Service at learningmedway@kent.ac.uk

Additional help with writing The Royal Literary Fund (RLF) is a national scheme that aims to help students develop their academic writing. The Student Learning Advisory Service hosts a Royal Literary Fellow at the University’s Medway campus where students can make individual appointments to discuss their writing. Email learningmedway@kent.ac.uk or phone 01634 888884.

Mathematics and statistics support In partnership with the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, we provide mathematics and statistics clinics. To book an appointment, email: learning@kent.ac.uk

Programmes SLAS offers a range of programmes aimed at helping students to achieve their potential while at university. These include: Workshops: Each term, SLAS offers a series of generic workshops on study skills for all students from all levels and schools.

VALUE MaP: This is a programme for mature and/or part-time students which takes place on the Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge campuses. It is run as a series of workshops on effective study, and takes place on Saturdays and at varying times of the week to allow for flexible attendance.

Additional support, initiatives and partnerships with participating schools Academic Peer Mentoring (APM) The aim of this scheme is to enable Stage 2 or Stage 3 students to support and help Foundation or Stage 1 students improve their learning and thus effectively improve their performance and retention.

Learning resources We have a range of free study guides, plus various online study skills resources and links to other recommended web resources. If you have any problems affecting your studies, and do not know who to talk to or where to get help, we will do our best to point you in the right direction.

Further information

Additional exam support/VALUE programme

Student Learning Advisory Service, Room G0-06, Gillingham Building, University of Kent, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4AG E: learningmedway@kent.ac.uk T: 01634 888884 Fax: 020 83319837 www.kent.ac.uk/uelt/learning

This is a programme for Stage 1 students who are concerned about transferring to Stage 2 of their studies and who might be at risk, or are underachieving.

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Advantage Initiative We help academic schools embed study skills within their core modules.

VALUE Plus This programme is for Stage 2/Stage 3 students who want to make the best of their time at University and who, for whatever reason, are concerned that they are not fulfilling their academic potential.


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What IT Services offer

With its rapidly expanding collection, the Drill Hall Library is well stocked with printed books and journals, as well as providing access to a range of electronic information. As a Kent student, you can also use a variety of additional resources through University of Kent Library Services.

• A large number of computers in PC classrooms and open access areas across the Medway campus, offering high-speed internet access • A wide range of software on student PCs, including Microsoft Office and specialist and course-specific programs • Self-service printing in colour or black and white • Your own ‘Kent for life’ email account that you can keep after graduation • Wireless access to the internet and the Kent network from hotspots across the campus • An online student portal with personalised timetables, module and course information, news, and other information and services that are relevant to you • Help and support for using Kent IT facilities, in person, by phone, or via email. Self-help user guides are also available to help you make the most of the resources and facilities available

What the Library offers

Training

• Long opening hours throughout the year to ensure the Library’s services are available at times that are convenient for you • Hundreds of study spaces, zoned to provide silent, quiet and group study facilities • Approximately 400 student PCs offering high-speed internet access. Students can also borrow wireless-enabled laptops for use within the Library or connect their own • A café and refreshment area for relaxed study, and techno booths for informal group working with access to high-tech equipment • Free high-speed wireless network and internet access • Free access to an extensive range of subscription-only online resources via the Drill Hall Library and Library Services websites, including full text e-journals, e-books, newspaper archives and reference works • Access to items from the Templeman Library (Canterbury campus) though an inter-site loan service • Friendly Library and IT support

IT training workshops and online learning materials are available to help you choose the learning style and time that best suits your needs. They cover subjects such as: • using Microsoft packages including Word or PowerPoint • using the web for research purposes.

Drill Hall Library The Drill Hall Library is one of the most exciting buildings on the Medway campus, combining the best of modern design with historically significant architecture. A Grade II listed building originally housing the indoor drill school for the Navy, it now provides state-of-the-art library and IT facilities in a historic setting.

Visit www.kent.ac.uk/student/skills to see what workshops and online courses are available.

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STUDENT ADVICE AND SUPPORT All our advice and support services at Medway, with the exception of UMSA, are in the Gillingham Building, providing a one-stop shop for student support.

Careers Advisory Service The Careers Advisory Service at Medway is located within Student Services and is available to help you with information, advice and guidance at any stage of your studies. We distribute a Career Planning Guide to all firstyear students, which includes advice on gaining employability skills while you study through volunteering, work experience and participating fully in university life. You can work towards the Careers Employability Award, delivered through the University’s Moodle virtual learning environment, which offers a flexible and interactive way to research career sectors, employers and professional occupations. It also enables you to assess and develop your skills, to market yourself effectively in the graduate labour market and to perform well at interview. Our extensive website, www.kent.ac.uk/careers includes an online vacancy database with a wide range of employment opportunities and complements the information available in the open access Careers Resources Room in the Gillingham Building.

Further information Drill Hall Library, North Road, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB T: 01634 883278 http://campus.medway.ac.uk/library

IT Services Whether you want to produce coursework, collaborate online, conduct research, or improve your IT skills, IT Services are here to support you.

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This all helps you to make a good start in your career planning and contributes to the University’s ongoing success in preparing students for the world of work.

Further information Careers Advisory Service, Student Services, Gillingham Building, University of Kent, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4AG T: 01634 888876 E: medwaycareers@kent.ac.uk

Medical care You should register with a local GP in order to receive treatment under the NHS system in the UK and in many reciprocating countries abroad. You should also register with a local NHS dentist.

Further information Student Services, Gillingham Building, University of Kent, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4AG T: 01634 888969 E: medwaystudentservices@kent.ac.uk

Disability and Dyslexia Support Service Our core services include: • support for students with specific learning difficulties including dyslexia and dyspraxia • support for students with physical or sensory impairments and medical conditions • support for students with mental health difficulties • support for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders • help with applications for the Disabled Students’ Allowance. We have a team of tutors and mentors who can provide individual specialist support and Educational Support Assistants who can help with note-taking and other learning support requirements. We recommend that if you have a specific learning difficulty, disability or mental health condition, you apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowance as soon as you make your UCAS choices. You can get further information from the following website: www.direct.gov.uk/dsa We encourage all applicants who have additional support needs to contact us before starting at the University, to discuss their requirements.

Further information Student Services, Gillingham Building, University of Kent, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4AG T: 01634 888969 E: medwaystudentservices@kent.ac.uk www.kent.ac.uk/ddss

Busy Bees Nursery

Further information

The Busy Bees Nursery is situated close to campus and provides childcare for Medway students. Full and part-time places are available and the nursery has flexible opening hours. The nursery is OFSTED registered and has been rated as ‘outstanding’.

Student Services, Ground Floor, Gillingham Building, University of Kent, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4AG T: 01634 202984 or 01634 888875 E: medwaycounselling@kent.ac.uk

Further information

Equality and Diversity

Sarah Young (Manager) Brunell, Chatham Maritime, Chatham, Kent ME4 4AF T: 01634 890250 E: chatham@busybees.com www.busybees.com OFSTED registration number: EY 289894

The University is committed to creating and supporting a balanced, inclusive and diverse community that is open and accessible to all students. We do not tolerate discrimination, harassment or bullying of any groups or individuals, and we provide comprehensive student guidelines that outline ways of ensuring fair and consistent behaviour.

The Chaplaincy The Chaplaincy works in co-operation with chaplaincy colleagues at the University of Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church University. It serves all the main Christian denominations as well as the Jewish, Islamic, Hindu and Sikh faith communities on campus. A chaplain is available throughout the week and can be contacted through Student Services or the Student Learning Advisory Service, both located in the Gillingham Building. Muslim students are able to meet for prayer on campus through the UMSA Islamic Society. The chaplain can also arrange introductions to local places of worship and is happy to meet with students of any religion or none to offer spiritual advice or pastoral care.

Counselling Service Going away to university is a time of transition and personal development, and there may be a period when you begin to feel that you would benefit from some professional counselling. The goal of counselling is to empower, encourage and support you and to help you to help yourself. Evidence suggests that the vast majority of students who have been for counselling find it a valuable experience. The University Counselling Service, based on the Medway campus, offers a confidential service. In addition to individual counselling sessions, we run groups, workshops and courses on relaxation, confidence building, increasing motivation, assertiveness and other issues according to demand. We are also helping to develop workshops on well-being and stress reduction and open walks using the University’s indoor labyrinth at Medway.

Further information Equality and Diversity Office T: 01227 827825 E: equalityanddiversity@kent.ac.uk www.kent.ac.uk/hr-equalityanddiversity

Security Access to the Medway campus is monitored by the gatehouse staff and members of security patrol the site 24 hours a day. There is a Police Community Support Officer based in the Pilkington Building who regularly patrols the campus and all areas are covered by CCTV. The accommodation at Liberty Quays features comprehensive CCTV coverage, 24-hour security and electronic entry systems.

Universities at Medway Students’ Association The Universities at Medway Students’ Association (UMSA) has an Advice Centre with two full-time members of staff who offer free, confidential and impartial advice on a range of areas including finance, immigration, housing, academic issues and much more. The Advice Centre offers full appointments as well as drop-in sessions for less complicated issues. Additionally there is also a dedicated email address and adviceline telephone number available for students who may not be on campus and require advice remotely.

Further information UMSA Advice Centre, Pilkington Building, Chatham Maritime, Chatham, Kent T: 01634 888989 (for appointments) T: 01634 888855 (adviceline) E: advice@umsa.org.uk www.umsa.org.uk


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OTHER LOCATIONS “The facilities at the Tonbridge Centre are really very good. The library is excellent, the staff are amazing, very helpful and supportive. There is also space to relax when you need to!� Jenny Sharman Certificate in Comparative Literature

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OTHER LOCATIONS EUROPE Known as ‘the UK’s European university’, Kent is the closest UK university to continental Europe. Our main campuses are located in the world heritage city of Canterbury and the dynamic, developing area of Medway, both of which have excellent transport links to London, Brussels and Paris. Kent boasts partnerships with some of Europe’s top universities (many of which are the number one university in their country) including Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris (France), Ruprecht-KarlsUniversität, Heidelberg (Germany), the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), Uppsala University (Sweden), the University of Vienna (Austria), the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), the University of Helsinki (Finland), the University of Bologna (Italy) and the University of Barcelona (Spain).

European study and work placement opportunities Most academic schools offer you the opportunity to either study or work in Europe under the Erasmus programme. You can study European languages (French, German, Italian and Spanish), or a non-language subject, taught either in English or in the local language, at one of our many European partner universities. If you prefer to take a job during your period abroad, you can apply for a placement as a language assistant in a school as part of a modern language degree, or a work placement in mainland Europe as part of your year in industry programme. (See p203 for more information on international study and work placements).

Postgraduate programmes Many undergraduates decide to stay at Kent to pursue postgraduate studies. As well as Master’s programmes at Canterbury and Medway, this could be on a double-degree Master’s programme. Programmes in international studies are available at our specialist postgraduate centre in Brussels. The University of Kent at Paris offers Master’s programmes in the Humanities based in Canterbury and Paris. Master’s students on specific programmes in the School of Politics and International Relations have the opportunity to take one of our double degree programmes with partner institutions in Poland, Russia or France. Jointly supervised PhDs (cotutelles) offer students the chance to be jointly supervised by Kent and a university in another country, resulting in a dual award: a PhD from Kent and a doctorate from the partner university. In addition, Kent has recently been awarded funding for the prestigious and highly competitive Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral scheme.

Further information www.kent.ac.uk/european

Bilingual double degree programmes Due to our geographical position, Kent has developed strong partnerships with many continental European institutions. Students on our bilingual double degree undergraduate programme in Politics and International Relations (bidiplôme) can graduate with two qualifications – a UK degree from Kent and a French degree from Sciences Po in Lille. Students study in both countries and teaching and assessment is in French in Lille and English in Canterbury.

The University of Kent, Brussels The University of Kent at Brussels (UKB) is the University’s postgraduate centre for international studies, with approximately 200 students drawn from over 50 countries. Working closely with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Université Libre de Bruxelles, we offer students first-class academic and social facilities in one of the most politically important cities in Europe. Studying in Brussels provides students with the advantages of a prestigious degree from a renowned British university with the excellent opportunities for networking and professional advancement afforded by its location. The city is home to many European Union institutions and

multinational organisations which provide our students with a daily gateway to the ‘real world’ of international relations, policymaking and international law. UKB has excellent facilities and students also have access to up-to-date research and internship opportunities. Conferences, tours, seminars and receptions are organised and students can attend public meetings of the European Union. Practitioners working at the cutting edge of the international world, from NATO and NGOs to thinktanks and lobby groups, regularly teach some of our classes and others are invited to the School for weekly guest seminars and special events.

Further information The University of Kent at Brussels T: +32 2 641 1721 E: bsis@kent.ac.uk Skype: bsisbrussels www.kent.ac.uk/brussels

The University of Kent, Paris The University of Kent at Paris offers a varied range of one-year MA programmes in the Humanities, all of which give postgraduates the opportunity to spend the autumn term in Canterbury, their spring term in Paris and then to write a dissertation. Teaching in Paris is delivered in English. Kent at Paris premises are located in the historic heart of Montparnasse, a few minutes’ walk from the Luxembourg Gardens. Exploring the city’s cultural resources, major libraries and museums is an integral part of the Paris programmes. These MA programmes, with their international dimension, are highly respected by many employers.

Further information www.kent.ac.uk/paris European Office T: +44 (0)1227 824108 E: european@kent.ac.uk


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University of Kent Tonbridge Centre

Canterbury College

The University is particularly proud of its Tonbridge Centre, which opened in 1984 to provide specialist part-time degree level education in the West Kent area. The Centre has a great location situated in the town centre, just a few minutes’ walk from the railway station.

Canterbury College is just five minutes from Canterbury city centre and has recently undergone a state-of-the-art £50 million campus redevelopment. There is a wide range of purposebuilt facilities on site, including the Learning Resources Centre, graphics and art studios, engineering laboratories and an animal centre.

The University Centre Tonbridge offers short courses and part-time study at Certificate, Diploma and full BA (Hons) degree level in a number of humanities subjects, including English and Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Local History and History & Philosophy of Art. Our students cover a wide age range and are from a variety of backgrounds with different reasons for wanting to study. If you want to learn more about a subject, develop or change your career or have decided not to go to university full-time, we can provide flexibility and high-quality teaching in a friendly and supportive environment. Resources at the Centre include a library with computers for students’ use, offering email and internet access. There are extensive print and online resources in the Centre’s library and students can also order items from the University’s other libraries, which are delivered via a regular courier service. All students at Tonbridge are encouraged to use the support services offered by the Student Learning Advisory Service and also have access to specialist advice such as that offered by the Careers Service and the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service. As a response to increased local interest, the University is now developing a range of short courses and seminars to promote innovation and creativity within the business community. Additionally, there are plans to introduce postgraduate qualifications from 2012. To request further details or to arrange a visit, please contact: University Centre Tonbridge, University of Kent, First Floor, Block A, Avebury Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1TG T: 01732 352316 E: tonbridgeadmin@kent.ac.uk www.kent.ac.uk/tonbridge

The College has an award-winning Students’ Union, which organises sporting fixtures, gigs, trips and outward-bound activities. Students at the College are a vibrant mix of young and more mature students. The College offers Higher National Diplomas and degree programmes in partnership with the University of Kent.

Higher National Diplomas HND in Applied Animal Science UCAS code: 093D:C HND Business (Marketing) UCAS code: 5N1N:C HND Business (Human Resource Management) UCAS code: 6N1N:C HND Business (Finance) UCAS code: 3N1N:C HND in Business (Law) UCAS code: 1M1N:C HND in Business (Retail Management) UCAS code: 2N1N:C HND in Public Services UCAS code: 064L:C HND in Retail Management UCAS code: 042N:C

Honours degrees These are 12 and 15-month top-up honours degree programmes for students who have successfully completed an appropriate HND course or have an equivalent qualification or experience. BA in Public Services Management UCAS code: L433:C

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For any of these courses, please apply through UCAS under the University of Kent institution code K24 and the campus code C.

Further information Canterbury College, Student Information Centre T: 01227 811188 E: admissions@canterburycollege.ac.uk www.canterburycollege.ac.uk

K College K College campuses are located in Ashford, Dover, Folkestone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. The College offers a wider range of courses from entry level to university degrees. The College has offered Higher Education in Kent for over 20 years and currently has 800 students studying on HE courses. University of Kent Higher Education courses are offered at two of our five campuses – Ashford and Tonbridge. However, students have access to all the facilities across the five campuses. The College prides itself on offering HE students: • a wide range of professionally relevant programmes. These qualifications give our students an excellent opportunity to compete in increasingly tough job markets. This includes progression routes to full Degrees for many of our HND and Foundation Degrees. You can also top up to a full Degree with other partner universities. The College also offers a range of professionally accredited qualifications • courses for adults who want to gain further qualifications and a number of part-time routes for students who want to complete a course alongside work • affordable qualifications. The College is committed to offering high quality teaching and learning experiences at competitive prices. For example, a full time student studying year one of a qualification with University of Kent from 2012/13 will pay £5,500 • smaller class sizes. This means that you will get close support from lecturing staff and regular contact with your personal tutor • inspiring and effective teaching. Our lecturers have notable industry links and excellent, up-todate subject knowledge, as well as extensive teaching experience. Student services include financial guidance, advice on accommodation, counselling, and careers and progression advice. The College also maintains close links with the University, including regular visits from Student Union representatives.

BSc Animal Science UCAS code: D390:C

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The University validates the courses listed below.

Higher National Certificates HNC Construction UCAS code: N/A

Higher National Diplomas HND in Graphic Design UCAS code: 012W:W HND in Photography UCAS code: 046W:W

Foundation degrees FdSc in Construction UCAS code: K221:S FdSc Engineering (subject to validation)

MidKent College MidKent College has around 10,000 students enrolled on courses in Medway and Maidstone, and offers an excellent entry route for students who want to progress to degree courses at the University of Kent. Thanks to the College’s close links with employers and professional bodies, its courses remain firmly in touch with trends in the workplace and provide an appropriate point from which you can launch either into university or your chosen career. Direct progression links mean that MidKent College students can move on from a two-year HND or foundation degree to the first, second or third year of a related degree programme at the University of Kent. In doing so, you can gain both the academic award of a degree and the vocational experience of an HND or foundation degree.

FdA Fine Art Practice (subject to validation)

MidKent College has an impressive array of learning resources, social facilities and dedicated support services available on demand, which help to ensure that you get the most from your learning experience. The College is a dynamic and dedicated education provider, offering effective teaching in a mature and encouraging environment.

FdA Photography UCAS Code: W641:S

MidKent College courses are not available to overseas fee-paying students.

FdA in Popular Music Performance UCAS code: W310:W

Higher National Diplomas

FdA in Fashion and Textiles UCAS code: W230:S FdA Textiles and Fashion UCAS code: W233:W

HND in Applied Chemistry UCAS code: 011F:M

Honours degrees BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles (top-up degree) UCAS Code: W232:S/W

HND in Business and Management UCAS code: 102N:M

BA (Hons) Fine Art (top-up degree) UCAS code: W101:S

HND in Information Technology UCAS code: 105G:M

BA in Graphic Design (top-up degree) UCAS code: W210:W

Foundation degrees

BA in Photography (top-up degree) UCAS code: W640:W BA in Popular Music Performance (top-up degree) UCAS code: W311:W BA (Hons) Visual Design and Communication (top-up degree) UCAS code: W213:S

Further information T: 0845 2078220 E: info@kcollege.ac.uk www.kcollege.ac.uk

FdA in Business and Management UCAS code: N205:M FdEng in Civil Engineering UCAS code: H200:M FdEng in Engineering (Electrical) UCAS code: H624:M FdEng in Engineering (Electronic) UCAS code: H610:M FdEng in Engineering (Plant and Process) UCAS code: H790:M FdEng in Engineering (Manufacturing) UCAS code: H700:M

FdEng in Engineering (Mechanical) UCAS code: H300:M FdSc in Construction UCAS code: K220:M FdSc in Information Technology UCAS code: G405:M FdSc in Life Science Laboratory Technology UCAS code: C190:H

Honours degree This is a 15-month top-up degree programme for students who have successfully completed an appropriate HND or foundation degree. BSc in Construction (top-up degree) UCAS code: K222:M

Entry requirements For the majority of HND and foundation degree courses at MidKent College, we recommend that you have at least one of the following: • A level 80 points • Level 3 Diploma in a relevant subject • Access course. We may accept mature students without these qualifications, but with relevant work and/or life experiences, subject to interview with the course tutor.

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FEES AND FUNDING “Going to University will teach me skills I couldn’t learn anywhere else. The University has been a major part of my development – it has made me who I am today and is therefore worth every penny.” Luke Eaton Computer Science with a Year in Industry

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FEES AND FUNDING FEES AND COSTS Student finance is an incredibly important area. It is also very complex, and the amount of funding you may receive, and what you spend, during your time at university depends entirely on your individual circumstances. These pages give a very general idea of the type of costs you might incur, and how you can fund your time in higher education. Generally, the figures quoted are for the 2011/12 academic year unless stated otherwise, and cover the period of one academic year.

Is university education worth it? Graduates are able to choose from a wider range of professions and are more likely to start at a higher level or progress faster within a company than a non-graduate. Graduates earn 46% more than non-graduates, and the average lifetime earnings of a graduate are £160,000 more than a non-graduate who holds two A levels. According to a 2011 report commissioned by High Fliers Research, the average starting salary at the UK’s leading graduate employers is £29,000 per year. Kent has an excellent record of graduate employability and is regularly in the national top 20 for graduate starting salaries. In 2010, six months after graduation, only 5% of Kent graduates were without a job or study opportunity. Throughout your time at university, you develop the key transferable skills that employers are looking for. These include time management, problem solving, independent thinking, report writing, team working, leadership skills and effective communication. These skills are developed in all areas of university life: organising your workload, living and working with new people, membership of committees and/or student societies and through part-time work.

How much will it cost? The cost of studying at university is made up of two main areas: academic costs and living costs. Costs can vary depending on your course, where you choose to live and your lifestyle.

Academic costs

Books, course materials and computers

Tuition fees

You will also need to buy your own books and course materials, including computer printer credits and photocopying. These expenses vary depending on what subject you study, and the bulk of the expenditure generally comes in the first term, but you can reduce costs by buying second-hand books.

The main academic cost is tuition fees, which cover the cost of teaching and other academic support services including the library and IT systems. From 2012 the financial support systems for universities have been restructured by the UK Government. This has resulted in significant reduction of the traditional grant universities receive in support of teaching. Kent’s UK/EU students’ fees for the 2012/13 academic year are set at £9,000. This fee level enables us to honour our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching and to continue to provide first-rate facilities on all of our campuses. At Kent, you are taught by world-class academics and our fee level will allow us to continue to invest in highquality staff, essential to the provision of an excellent academic experience. International students’ fees for the 2011/12 academic year were £11,230 for non-laboratory courses, £13,400 for laboratory courses, £13,400 for Architecture and £10,000 for foundation year programmes.

Studying abroad Students on Erasmus exchange schemes (see p203) do not currently pay any fees as part of the year abroad. Students spending a year in places or countries outside the scheme may have to pay a reduced fee for the year abroad.

Living costs Living costs include accommodation, food, clothes, laundry, socialising, travel and emergencies – but this list is not complete. The costs listed below are for the academic year 2011/12. We have produced a living costs calculator on our website, which you can use to estimate the expenses you may incur while studying at Kent. See www.kent.ac.uk/ finance-student/calculators/student-costs.html


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Accommodation

Socialising and entertainment

Costs for self-catering accommodation at Canterbury (see p218) range from £95.76 for a standard room up to £137.27 per week for an en-suite room, both for a 39-week rental period.

You should set yourself a budget so you can enjoy everything university has to offer for the whole term, not just the first few weeks. Make sure you get an NUS Extra card which offers exclusive discounts and potential savings of over £500 per year. If you bring a television to the University, or wish to watch live TV via a laptop, games console or mobile phone, you should have a TV licence, which is £145.50 per year (2011 prices). You also need to think about the cost of your mobile phone.

A standard college room costing £113.67 per week for a 31-week rental would amount to £3,523.85 for the year, with the cost of breakfast (or part of another meal) included in the rent. The ‘bed and bistro’ accommodation package is available in specific campus locations and offers an en-suite room, with breakfast and dinner included. The weekly cost is £174.01 for a 31-week rental period. Also available is a range of meal packages, which offer various options for on-campus catering at discounted prices. Students living in the Liberty Quays accommodation at Medway (see p229) pay £121.50 per week for a 39-week rental period. This includes all utility charges and personal contents insurance, which is arranged by the accommodation provider Liberty Living. Students in private accommodation pay around £75 to £90 per week, for a 52-week rental, plus costs for electricity, gas and water. See www.kent.ac.uk/accommodation for a full list of accommodation costs.

Food The amount you spend on food varies according to what sort of accommodation you live in and personal taste. Students living in college ‘bed and breakfast’ accommodation can prepare drinks and snacks in small kitchenettes, but have to buy their other daily meals. If you live in self-catering accommodation (on a 39-week lease or off campus on a 52-week lease), you must buy and prepare all your own food, although you can of course take advantage of campus catering. The average figure could be between £27.50 and £55 per week. The University also operates a ‘Real Meal Deal’ scheme which can save you up to 25% on your annual meal costs if you are living in University accommodation.

Clothing, laundry and personal items We estimate a reasonable cost of up to £30 per week for clothing plus laundry expenses. Costs of personal items (for example, toiletries) vary considerably from individual to individual, but we estimate between £5 and £10 per week.

Travel Normally you have two types of travel costs: daily costs and costs for travelling home or away on visits. Students living on the Canterbury campus do not normally incur daily travel costs, as everything is within walking distance. If you are living off campus in both Canterbury and Medway, your travel costs will vary depending on distance, the time of travel and the number of days you need to attend your course. For instance, students on laboratory courses are likely to be on site for most of the day, five days a week. All full-time students can apply for a railcard, which gives reductions for travel in off-peak periods, and can get you subsidised bus and coach travel.

Cars on campus If you live in University accommodation at Canterbury or Medway, you are not permitted to park a car at either campus, except in exceptional circumstances. If you are living off campus, outside of the designated postcode areas, you can apply for an annual parking permit from the Estates department. For current guidance and information regarding parking on campus, see www.kent.ac.uk/estates/transport/parking

Insurance Costs for University accommodation includes insurance for loss of personal possessions up to £4,000 in respect of claims arising from fire, flood or theft within the accommodation area, including losses by walk-in theft. Students will be able to arrange additional cover online at the insurer’s website, for accidental damage or all risks on high value items such as smart phones and laptops.

Other costs This is not a complete list of costs you may need to meet during your time at university. You should think about any other maintenance costs, and the Kent Union Student Advice and Information Service recommend that you allow a certain amount of money, between £5 and £20 per week for emergencies.

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT We understand that while you may be enthusiastic about going to university, you may also be concerned about the costs involved. At Kent we have developed a generous support package for eligible students.

National Scholarship Programme As part of the National Scholarship Programme (NSP) we are offering a fee waiver and cash bursary for eligible students starting their studies in academic year 2012/13.

The Kent Financial Package Year one Fee waiver Cash bursary

£4,000 £1,000

Year two Cash bursary

£2,000

Year three (and Year four if applicable) Cash bursary

£2,000

Who is eligible? Students resident in England, with a household income of below £42,600 and who satisfy other socio-economic criteria may be eligible to receive the Kent NSP package. Please visit: www.kent.ac.uk/fees2012 to find out what support you may be eligible for.

Loan for living costs UK students are able to apply for a living cost loan to help with costs such as food, accommodation and travel. For 2012/13, the maximum student loans for students studying outside London are: Students living away from home £5,500 Students living at home £4,375

Living cost grants Grants are also available to help with your living costs, and do not have to be repaid. If your household income is below £25,000 you will be entitled to a full grant of £3,250. If your household income is between £25,000 and £42,600, you will be entitled to a grant of between £3,250 and £50.00.The amount of grant you receive will have an impact on the amount of living cost loan you are entitled to, but as the grant is non-repayable, you will have less debt once you graduate.

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Special support grant The special support grant is again for UK students (and eligible EU students) from lower income households, who are lone parents with dependent children, have dependent children and a partner who is also a student, who are aged 60 or over, or who are eligible for certain disability benefits. The special support grant is up to a maximum £3,250 and is assessed against exactly the same income criteria as the living cost grant. The only difference is that it will not reduce the amount of living cost loan you are entitled to.

Other special grants The government provides a number of grants for UK students with extra needs. These include allowances for disabled students, for students with adult dependants, and two types of grant for student parents – the childcare grant and parents’ learning allowance, or child tax credits. Some students who are entitled to special grants may also be entitled to other government allowances such as income support, housing benefit or working tax credit. Again, this depends on your individual circumstances.

Term-time and holiday working Most students find a term-time or holiday job to supplement grant income, and Kent Union’s Jobshop is an excellent source of part-time paid

work. We would expect students to undertake a maximum of 15 hours paid work per week. The minimum wage is currently £4.98 an hour for workers aged 18-20 and £6.08 an hour for workers aged 21 and over. There are more details about the Jobshop on p205.

Extra financial support The main source of extra help for UK students is the Access to Learning Fund (ALF). The ALF is for full-time students and part-time students taking 50% or more of an equivalent full-time course who are on a low income and may need extra support for the course. The Fund can help you if you are in financial hardship, have unexpected emergency costs, or if you are thinking of giving up your course because of financial difficulties. The ALF does not cover tuition fees and any grants awarded from the ALF do not need to be repaid. The University assesses the amount you get according to individual circumstances. The University also has a loan fund, the Kent Emergency Student Loan (KESL), from which they can lend students up to a maximum of £240 to cover essential expenses when all other sources of funding have been exhausted.

Other sources of financial help Further sources of funding could include: student accounts with interest-free overdrafts, career development loans (for up to two years’ vocational education) and charitable trusts – although these are national trusts and competition for help is strong.

Repayments The Government maintenance grant and special support grant, University of Kent bursaries and scholarships, grants from the Access to Learning Fund and special grants and allowances do not need to be repaid. The tuition fee loan and the living cost loan must be repaid, but you do not have to start paying anything back until the April after you have left your course and you are earning over £21,000 per year. The two loans are added together and paid off as one. It is repaid through the income tax system so your employer will automatically take it off your salary. If you have been studying part time, you will begin to pay off your loan from April 2016, not the end of your course (this is still subject to parliamentary approval). The rate of repayment is linked to your income, regardless of how much money you borrow via the tuition fee loan and the loan for living costs. You repay 9% of your income above £21,000. If your salary falls below £21,000 per year, you repayments would stop and, if the loan is not repaid after 30 years, any amount remaining will be written off. Interest builds on loans while you are at university (rate of inflation plus 3%). From the April after graduation, this reduces to the rate of inflation. The rate of interest is then dependant on your income: £21,000 or less Rate of inflation £21,000-£41,000 Rate of inflation plus a rate of up to 3% depending on salary £41,000 or more Rate of inflation plus 3%

Deferred payment of tuition fees Privately financed students need to pay fees in accordance with University regulations. If you are classified as a Home/EU student, you do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront (however, overseas students will normally be expected to do so). You can apply for a tuition fee loan which covers the full cost of your tuition fees. This loan is paid directly to the university


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If you normally live in England, you apply for the tuition fee loan via Student Finance England. If you normally live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you will receive financial support from the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly, or the Northern Ireland Executive (as appropriate). Part-time students* and students normally resident within the EU, but outside the UK, that meet the eligibility criteria will be able to apply for the tuition fee loan, although generally they will not be eligible for support for living costs. *As long as it is your first degree and you are studying at least 25% of a full-time course.

Further information Recruitment and Admissions Office, The Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ T: 01227 827272 F: 01227 827077 E: information@kent.ac.uk

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and sporting excellence. Scholarships are awarded on merit, regardless of household income.

At Kent, we believe that all students who can benefit from our courses should have the opportunity to come to the University so we have put together a generous package of nonrepayable fee waivers, cash bursaries and scholarships. The fee waiver and cash bursary are aimed at UK students from lower income households, while scholarships are open to all full-time students regardless of household income and are awarded on merit. Unlike student loans, neither bursaries nor scholarships have to be repaid.

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

National Scholarship Programme (UK full-time undergraduates)

Kent Union Student Advice and Information Service Mandela Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NW T: 01227 824216 E: advice@kent.ac.uk www.kentunion.co.uk/advice UMSA Advice Centre Pilkington Building, North Road Chatham, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4JB T: +44 (0) 1634 888855 (advice line) T: +44 (0) 1634 888989 (appointments only) E: advice@umsa.org.uk www.umsa.org.uk/advice

Please see p241 for full details.

University scholarships The University offers scholarships and bursaries to provide financial support for students. The University has a generous scholarship fund and provides awards in respect of academic, musical

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(All full-time undergraduates) This scholarship was established in 2011 to celebrate and reward academic achievement. The scholarship of ÂŁ2,000 is awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the qualifications specified below. The scholarship is renewable for each year of study, subject to good academic progress.

Award

Minimum qualifications required

A Levels

A, A, A

BTEC National

Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

Scottish Highers

A, A, A, B, B

International Baccalaureate

35 points or more, including a minimum of 15 points for Higher Level subjects

Irish Leaving Certificate

A1, A1, A1, A1

Further information www.kent.ac.uk/ugfunding

Financial Aid Office, The Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ T: 01227 823488/823851 F: 01227 827024 E: financialaid@kent.ac.uk www.kent.ac.uk/finance-student Student Finance England PO Box 210, Darlington, DL1 9HJ T: 0845 300 50 90

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Study abroad scholarships

Rugby

Further information

(UK/EU full-time undergraduates)

In partnership with Canterbury Rugby Club, the University offers two rugby scholarships of up to £2,000. The successful applicants will be of a high enough standard to represent both the University’s and Canterbury Rugby Club’s first teams.

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Hockey

International scholarships

The University of Kent is proud of the extensive opportunities we offer to allow students to study abroad as part of their undergraduate degree. A full academic year is offered as an integral part of our special four-year degrees. As the UK’s European university, we offer a specific scholarship of £2,000 which is available only during the approved year abroad, for one year only, or pro-rata for the period spent abroad.

Further information and applications www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/undergraduate/ ug_study_abroad_scholarship.html

Sports scholarships (All full-time students) The University of Kent offers a range of sports scholarships for students who excel in their particular sport. Applicants must be registered to study at the University and be committed to participating in University sport. All applications are submitted to the Sports Scholarship Committee, which considers each case on its own merit and determines the size of scholarship awarded. The decision of this committee is final. Applications are open from February to August each year. The scholarships available are: • University of Kent Scholarships of between £250 and £5,000 are available for sportsmen/women from any sport. Applicants must demonstrate a high level of performance and commitment to their chosen sport and represent the University in BUCS competitions. Minimum standard is playing at County level. • Partnerships. The University of Kent endeavours to forge partnerships with highly rated local sports clubs to help retain sporting talent in Kent. The aim of these partnerships is to offer athletes a high standard of training and playing competition, which will enhance their overall performance. Partnerships currently exist with the following sports:

Cricket The J & K Huntley Scholarship of up to £2,500 per year is offered to applicants who are willing to register and play for Kent County Cricket Club (KCCC). The selection for this scholarship is made between the University and KCCC.

The University offers in partnership with Canterbury Ladies’, Canterbury Men’s, Maidstone, Holcombe & Old Bordenians Hockey clubs scholarships of up to £2,000 per year. Successful applicants will be able to represent both the University and the hockey clubs’ first teams. Our partners make the selections for these scholarships.

Funding for non-EU international students The University offers a number of generous scholarships for our international students at undergraduate level. The scholarships are worth £5,000 per annum (for up to three years of study) towards the cost of tuition fees and are offered to nationals of any country paying international fees.

Boxing

Hong Kong Alumni scholarship

The David James Scholarship is awarded in memory of former Director of Sport and National boxing coach, the late David James. Started by a generous donation from a former boxing pupil and friend of David James, it is designed to support selected boxers to achieve their potential.

This scholarship is for outstanding students from mainland China or Hong Kong. The awards are £15,000 for the year of entry and renewable for up to a total of three years.

In partnership with John Horton, the University offers a scholarship from £250 – £2,250 per annum (depending on a wide range of criteria). Scholars are selected by the Sports Scholarship Committee following recommendation.

Loyalty scheme International students are also eligible for the University’s loyalty scheme. See above for details.

Further information www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/undergraduate/ international

Further information For further information on criteria, what support is available to scholars, and an application form, visit www.kent.ac.uk/sports/scholarships

University music scholarships Patron: Dame Anne Evans (All full-time students) Kent offers two different kinds of music scholarship to talented instrumentalists and singers applying for any degree. University Music Performance Scholarships worth up to £5,000 per year and University Music Lesson Scholarships, which enable students to continue with their instrumental and vocal tuition. For further information and an application form, see www.kent.ac.uk/music/scholarships.html

Loyalty scheme The University has set up a loyalty discount scheme for students whose parents or sisters or brothers have also studied for degrees at Kent. The scheme offers a discount of 10% on the first year’s tuition fee on registration and payment of tuition fees.

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Degree programmes

UCAS codes

F/T yrs

P/T

Typical offers (grades/points) A level IB overall/Higher

Subject requirements

Accounting and Finance – Canterbury Accounting & Finance Accounting & Finance with a Year in Industry

N400 N404

3 4

N N

ABB ABB

33/16 33/16

Plus GCSE Mathematics grade B (as above)

Joint honours Accounting & Finance and Economics Accounting & Finance and Law Accounting & Finance and Mathematics

LN14 NM41 GN14

3 4 3

N N N

ABB AAB ABB

33/16 33/16 33/16

Plus GCSE Mathematics grade A GCSE Mathematics grade B A level Mathematics grade A (not A level Use of Mathematics)

Accounting & Management – Medway Accounting & Management Accounting & Management with a Year in Industry

NNC4:K 3 NN2K:K 4

N N

ABB ABB

33/16 33/16

Plus GCSE Mathematics grade B (as above)

Actuarial Science – Canterbury Actuarial Science

N323

3

N

AAA

33/17

Actuarial Science with a Year in Industry

N324

4

N

AAA

33/17

A level Mathematics grade A (not A level Use of Mathematics) A level Mathematics grade A (not A level Use of Mathematics)

American Studies – Canterbury American Studies American Studies (History) American Studies (Literature)

T702 T701 T700

3 4 4

N N N

ABB ABB ABB

33/16 33/16 33/16

American Studies (Latin America)

T703

4

N

ABB

33/16

Ancient History – Canterbury Ancient History

Q800

3

Y

AAB

33/17

Classical Studies, Classical Civilisation or Archaeology A level grade B where taken

Anthropology – Canterbury Anthropology

L601

3

Y

AAB

33/17

Anthropology with a Year in Europe

L603

4

N

AAB

33/17

Anthropology with a Year in Japan

L604

4

N

AAB

33/17

Plus GCSE Mathematics grade C Plus GCSE single or double science grade B A level language grade B for some variants plus GCSE Mathematics grade C plus GCSE single or double science grade B A level science (Biology preferred) grade B plus GCSE Mathematics grade C plus GCSE single or double science grade B

Joint honours Archaeology and Anthropology

QL86

3

Y

ABB

33/16

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28

30

32

35 A level History grade B A level English Literature grade B or English Language and Literature grade B 37

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A level Classical Studies, Classical Civilisation or Archaeology grade B where taken

Architecture – Canterbury BA (Hons) Architecture

41 K100

MArch Architecture Art and Film – Canterbury Art and Film

3

N

2

N

3

Y

AAB

33/17

Plus GCSE Mathematics grade C, plus a portfolio of art work Good degree in Architecture with Part 1 exemption (ideally 2.2 or higher) 43

WV63

AAB-ABB

33/17

A level Film Studies grade B where taken

Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics – Canterbury BSc (Hons) Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics Physics with a Foundation Year

45

F590 F305

3 4

N N

BBB

33/15

Inc A level Mathematics and Physics at BB Individually considered, please contact Physics Admissions Officer

F592 F591

4 4

N N

BBB BBB

33/15 33/15

Inc A level Mathematics and Physics at BB (as above)

Autism Studies – Canterbury Autism Studies

L514

3

N

CCD

Biochemistry – Canterbury Biochemistry

C700

3

Y

ABB-BBB

33/15

Biochemistry with a Sandwich Year Biochemistry with a Year in Europe Biology with a Foundation Year

C702 C703 C101

4 4 4

Y Y Y

ABB-BBB ABB-BBB

33/15 33/15

MPhys Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics with a Year in the USA

47 49 A level Chemistry grade B and B in either Biology or Human Biology, + GCSE Mathematics grade C (as above) (as above) Individual consideration, contact Admissions Officer


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UCAS codes

F/T yrs

P/T

Typical offers (grades/points) A level IB overall/Higher

Subject requirements

Biological Anthropology – Canterbury Biological Anthropology

L620

3

Y

AAB

33/17

Biological Anthropology with a Year in the USA

L622

4

N

AAB

33/17

Biology – Canterbury Biology

C103

3

N

ABB-BBB

33/15

Biology with a Foundation Year Biology with a Sandwich Year

C101 C105

4 4

N N

ABB-BBB

33/15

Biology with a Year in Europe

C106

4

N

ABB-BBB

33/15

Biomedical Science – Canterbury Biomedical Science

B940

3

Y

ABB-BBB

33/15

Biomedical Science with a Year in Europe Biomedical Science with a Sandwich Year

B943 B942

4 4

N Y

ABB-BBB ABB-BBB

33/15 33/15

A level Biology or Human Biology grade B + GCSE Mathematics grade C (as above) (as above)

Business Administration – Canterbury Business Administration Business Administration with a Year in Industry Business Administration (Marketing) Business Administration (Marketing) with a Year in Industry

N222 N224 N225 N225

3 4 3 4

Y N Y N

ABB ABB ABB ABB

33/16 33/15 33/15 33/15

Plus GCSE Mathematics grade C (as above) (as above) (as above)

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51 A level science (Biology preferred) or Psychology grade B + GCSE Mathematics grade C (as above) 53 A level Biology or Human Biology at grade B + GCSE Mathematics grade C Individual consideration, contact Admissions Officer A level Biology or Human Biology at grade B + GCSE Mathematics grade C (as above) + A level German grade C for German variant, GCSE in a modern European language other than English at grade B for other variants 55

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Joint honours (For joint honours with Accounting & Finance, see under Accounting & Finance) Business Administration and Computing GNL2 3 Y ABB 33/16 Business Administration and Computing (Sandwich) GNK2 4 Y ABB 33/16 Business and Economics LN11 3 Y ABB 33/16

GCSE Mathematics grade C (as above) Inc A level Economics grade B or A level Business Studies grade A if taken + GCSE Mathematics grade A GCSE Mathematics grade C A level Philosophy grade B where taken + GCSE Mathematics grade C

Business Administration and Law Business Administration and Philosophy

MN12 VN52

3 3

Y Y

AAB ABB

33/17 33/16

Business & Management – Medway Business & Management with a Year in Industry Business & Management (Tourism) Business & Management (Tourism) with a Year in Industry

N104:K 4 N1N8:K 3 N1NV:K 4

Y Y N

BBB BBB BBB

33/15 33/15 33/15

Plus GCSE Mathematics grade C (as above) (as above)

Y

ABB

33/16

A level Classical Studies, Classical Civilisation or Archaeology grade B where taken

(as above) plus English Literature/English Language and Literature grade B where taken Inc A level Classical Studies, Classical Civilisation or Archaeology grade B where taken (as above) plus Drama and Theatre Studies grade B where taken Inc A level English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B and, where taken, Classical Studies or Archaeology grade B Inc A level Classical Studies or Archaeology grade B where taken and Film Studies grade B where taken Inc A level Classical Studies or Archaeology grade B where taken and French grade B/GCSE French grade B/aptitude for modern European languages Inc A level Classical Studies or Archaeology grade B where taken Inc A level Classical Studies or Archaeology grade B where taken and Italian grade B where taken/ GCSE modern European language other than English grade B Inc A level Classical Studies or Archaeology grade B where taken and Philosophy grade B where taken

61

Classical & Archaeological Studies – Canterbury Classical & Archaeological Studies QV84

64 3

(For single honours with Anthropology or History, see under relevant subject) Joint honours Classical & Archaeological Studies and QQ28 Comparative Literature Classical & Archaeological Studies and Computing QG84

3

Y

ABB

33/16

3

Y

ABB

33/16

Classical & Archaeological Studies and Drama

QW84

3

Y

ABB

33/16

Classical & Archaeological Studies and English and American Literature

QQ38

3

Y

ABB

33/16

Classical & Archaeological Studies and Film Studies

QW86

3

Y

AAB/ABB

33/16

Classical & Archaeological Studies and French

QR81

4

Y

ABB

33/16

Classical & Archaeological Studies and History & Philosophy of Art Classical & Archaeological Studies and Italian

VQ38

3

Y

ABB

33/16

QR83

4

Y

ABB

33/16

Classical & Archaeological Studies and Philosophy

QV85

3

Y

ABB

33/16


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Classical & Archaeological Studies and Religious Studies Comparative Literature – Canterbury Comparative Literature

UCAS codes

F/T yrs

P/T

Typical offers (grades/points) A level IB overall/Higher

Subject requirements

QV68

3

Y

ABB

33/16

Inc A level Classical Studies or Archaeology grade B where taken and Religious Studies grade B where taken

Q200

3

Y

ABB

33/16

English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B where taken

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Joint honours (For joint honours with Classical & Archaeological Studies, see under Classical & Archaeological Studies) Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies QV29 3 Y ABB 33/16

English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B where taken Inc Drama and Theatre Studies grade B where taken Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B Inc Film Studies grade B where taken and English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B where taken Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B where taken and French grade B/GCSE French grade B/aptitude for modern European languages Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B where taken and German grade B or another modern European language other than English or GCSE grade B in a modern European language other than English Inc History grade B where taken and English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B where taken Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B where taken Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B where taken and Italian grade B where taken/GCSE in related language grade B Inc Philosophy grade B where taken and English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B where taken Inc Religious Studies grade B where taken and English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B where taken

Comparative Literature and Drama Comparative Literature and English and American Literature Comparative Literature and Film Studies

QW24 QQF3

3 3

Y Y

ABB ABB

33/16 33/16

WQ62

3

Y

ABB

33/16

Comparative Literature and French

RQ12

4

Y

ABB

33/16

Comparative Literature and German

RQ22

4

Y

ABB

33/16

Comparative Literature and History

QV21

3

Y

ABB

33/16

Comparative Literature and History & Philosophy of Art Comparative Literature and Italian

VQ32

3

Y

ABB

33/16

QR23

4

Y

ABB

33/16

Comparative Literature and Philosophy

VQ52

3

Y

ABB

33/16

Comparative Literature and Religious Studies

VQ62

3

Y

ABB

33/16

G400 G4G7 G4GR

3 3 4

N N N

ABB ABB ABB

33/16 33/16 33/16

Plus GCSE Mathematics grade C (as above) (as above)

G403 G406

3 4

N N

ABB ABB

33/16 33/16

(as above) (as above)

G421 G420

3 4

N N

ABB ABB

33/16 33/16

(as above) (as above)

G404

4

N

ABB

33/16

(as above)

Computer Science – Canterbury Computer Science Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) with a Year in Industry Computer Science (Consultancy) Computer Science (Consultancy) with a Year in Industry Computer Science (Networks) Computer Science (Networks) with a Year in Industry Computer Science with a Year in Industry

Page number

69

Computer Systems Engineering – Canterbury BEng Computer Systems Engineering

Computer Systems Engineering including a Foundation Year Computer Systems Engineering with a Year in Industry MEng Computer Systems Engineering

Computer Systems Engineering with a Year in Industry

71 H618

3

N

BBB

33/15

H614

4

N

DDD

H615

4

N

BBB

Admissions Officer 33/15

H613

4

N

ABB

33/16

H617

5

N

ABB

33/16

A level in one and AS level in a second from Mathematics and a science/technology subject (Physics, Computing or Electronics) grade B Plus GCSE Mathematics and Science grade C Inc A level or AS level Mathematics and a science/ technology subject (Physics, Computing or Electronics) grade B A level in one and AS level in a second from Mathematics and a science/technology subject (Physics, Computing or Electronics) grade B (as above)


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Degree programmes

UCAS codes

F/T yrs

P/T

Typical offers (grades/points) A level IB overall/Higher

Subject requirements

249

Page number

Computing – Joint Honours – Canterbury 73 (For joint honours with Accounting & Finance, Business Administration or Classical & Archaeological Studies, see under relevant subject) Computing and English and American Literature QG34 3 N ABB 33/16 A level English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B Computing and Film Studies WG64 3 N AAB-ABB 33/17 A level Film Studies grade B where taken Computing and French RG14 4 N ABB 33/16 A level French grade B/GCSE French grade B/aptitude for modern European languages Computing and German RG24 4 N ABB 33/16 A level German grade B or modern European language other than English at B or GCSE grade B in a modern European Language other than English Computing and Hispanic Studies GR44 4 N ABB 33/16 A level Spanish grade B where taken, or good GCSE or A Sub in related modern language Computing and History VG14 3 N ABB 33/16 A level History, Archaeology or Classical Civilisation grade B where taken Computing and Philosophy VG54 3 N ABB 33/16 A level Philosophy grade B where taken Conservation – Canterbury Wildlife Conservation

75 CD14

3

N

ABB

33/16

Inc one of A level Biology, Geography, Chemistry, Environmental Science at B plus GCSE Mathematics grade C

Creative Events: Design and Production – Medway Creative Events: Design and Production W900:K 3

N

ABB-BBB

33/16

Inc, if taken, A level grade B in one or two of Art & Design, Art, Design, Graphics, Media Studies or Performing Arts, plus interview and portfolio

Criminal Justice Studies – Medway Criminal Justice Studies

Y

BBB

33/15

77

79 M900:K 3

Criminology – Canterbury

81

Joint honours Criminology and Cultural Studies Criminology and Law Criminology and Social Policy Criminology and Sociology

MV99 MM19 LM49 LM39

3 3 3 3

N Y Y Y

ABB AAB ABB ABB

33/16 33/17 33/16 33/16

Cultural Studies – Canterbury Cultural Studies

V900

3

N

ABB

33/16

83

Joint honours (For joint honours with Comparative Literature or Criminology, see under relevant section) Cultural Studies and History & Philosophy of Art VV93 3 N ABB Cultural Studies and Philosophy VV59 3 N ABB Cultural Studies and Social Anthropology LV69 3 N ABB Cultural Studies (Combined Languages) R9V9 4 N ABB

33/15 33/16 33/15 33/16

Cultural Studies (German)

R2V9

4

N

ABB

33/16

Cultural Studies (Hispanic Studies)

R4V9

4

N

ABB

33/16

Cultural Studies (Italian)

R3V9

4

N

ABB

33/16

Cultural Studies and Film Studies

VW96

3

N

ABB

33/16

Inc one of A level French, German, Italian or Spanish at grade B A level German grade B or a modern European language other than English at grade B or GCSE grade B in a modern European language other than English Inc Spanish grade B where taken or good GCSE or A Sub in related modern language Inc Italian grade B where taken, or good GCSE or A Sub in related modern language Inc Film Studies grade B where taken

Digital Arts – Canterbury Digital Arts Digital Arts with a Year in Industry

W281 W282

3 4

N N

BBB BBB

33/16 33/16

Plus GCSE Mathematics grade C Plus GCSE Mathematics grade C

Inc A level Philosophy grade B where taken

85

Drama and Theatre Studies – Canterbury

87

MDrama (Hons) Drama and Theatre Studies

W421

4

N

AAB-ABB

33/17

Inc Drama and Theatre Studies grade B where taken plus attendance at a workshop

BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre Studies

W400

3

N

AAB-ABB

33/17

Inc Drama and Theatre Studies grade B where taken plus attendance at a workshop

Joint honours BA (Hons) (For joint honours with Classical & Archaeological Studies or Comparative Literature, see under relevant subject) Drama and English and American Literature QW34 3 N AAB-ABB 33/16 Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B and, where taken, Drama and Theatre Studies grade B


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Degree programmes

UCAS codes

F/T yrs

P/T

Typical offers (grades/points) A level IB overall/Higher

Drama and English Language and Linguistics

WQ43

3

N

ABB

33/16

Drama and Film Studies

WW46

3

N

AAB-ABB

33/16

Drama and French

RW14

4

N

ABB

33/16

Drama and German

RW24

4

N

ABB

33/16

Drama and Hispanic Studies

WR44

4

N

ABB

33/16

Drama and History

VW14

3

N

ABB

33/16

Drama and History & Philosophy of Art Drama and Italian

VW34 RW34

3 4

N N

AAB-ABB ABB

33/14 33/16

Drama and Multimedia Drama and Philosophy

GW44 VW54

3 3

N N

BBB ABB

33/16 33/16

Drama and Religious Studies

VW64

3

N

BBB

33/15

Subject requirements

Page number

Inc Drama and Theatre Studies grade B where taken and English Language or English Language and Literature grade B where taken Inc Drama and Theatre Studies grade B where taken and Film Studies grade B where taken Inc Drama and Theatre Studies grade B where taken and French grade B/GCSE French grade B/ aptitude for modern European languages Inc Drama and Theatre Studies grade B where taken and German grade B or a modern European language other than English at B or GCSE grade B in a modern European Language other than English Inc Drama and Theatre Studies grade B where taken and Spanish grade B where taken or GCSE grade B in a modern European language other than English Inc Drama and Theatre Studies grade B where taken and History/Archaeology/Classical Civilisation grade B where taken or GCSE History grade B Inc Drama and Theatre Studies grade B where taken Inc Drama and Theatre Studies grade B where taken and Italian grade B where taken/GCSE in related language grade B Inc Drama and Theatre Studies grade B where taken Philosophy grade B where taken Inc Drama and Theatre Studies grade B where taken and Religious Studies grade B where taken

Economics – Canterbury

90

BSc (Hons) Economics

L100

3

N

ABB

33/16

Economics with a Language (Spanish)

L1R4

3

N

ABB

33/16

Economics with a Year in Industry

L102

4

N

ABB

33/16

Economics with Computing Economics with Econometrics

L1G4 L141

3 3

N N

ABB ABB

33/16 33/16

European Economics

L171

4

N

ABB

33/16

European Economics (French)

L176

4

N

ABB

33/16

European Economics (German)

L174

4

N

ABB

33/16

European Economics (Spanish)

L177

4

N

ABB

33/16

Financial Economics

L111

3

N

ABB

33/16

Financial Economics with Econometrics

L142

3

N

ABB

33/16

Inc A level Economics grade B or Business Studies grade A where taken + GCSE Mathematics grade A Inc A level Economics grade B or Business Studies grade A where taken and Spanish grade B where taken or GCSE in a modern European language other than English grade C + GCSE Mathematics grade A Inc A level Economics grade B or Business Studies grade A where taken + GCSE Mathematics grade A (as above) Inc A level Mathematics grade A and, where taken, Economics grade B or Business Studies grade A Inc A level Economics grade B or Business Studies grade A where taken + GCSE Mathematics grade A Inc A level Economics grade B or Business Studies grade A and French grade B where taken or GCSE French grade C + GCSE Mathematics grade A Inc German grade B and, where taken, A level Economics grade B or Business Studies grade A + GCSE Mathematics grade A Inc A level Economics grade B or Business Studies grade A where taken and Spanish grade B where taken or GCSE in a modern European language other than English grade C + GCSE Mathematics grade A Inc A level Economics grade B or Business Studies grade A where taken + GCSE Mathematics grade A Inc A level Mathematics grade B and, where taken, Economics grade B or Business Studies grade A

Joint honours (For joint honours with Business or Accounting & Finance, see under relevant subject) BA Hons Economics and Law

ML11

3

N

AAB

33/16

Economics and Politics

LL12

3

N

ABB

33/16

Economics and Social Anthropology

LL16

3

N

AAB

33/17

Economics and Sociology

LL13

3

N

ABB

33/16

Inc A level Economics grade B or Business Studies grade A where taken plus GCSE Mathematics grade A Inc A level Economics grade B or Business Studies grade A where taken plus GCSE Mathematics grade A Inc Economics grade B or Business Studies grade A where taken plus GCSE Mathematics grade A Inc A level Economics grade B or Business Studies grade A where taken plus GCSE Mathematics grade A


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UCAS codes

F/T yrs

P/T

Typical offers (grades/points) A level IB overall/Higher

Subject requirements

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Page number

Electronic and Communications Engineering – Canterbury BEng Electronic and Communications Engineering

93

H619

3

N

BBB

33/15

Electronic and Communications Engineering with a Foundation Year Electronic and Communications Engineering with a Year in Industry

H605

4

N

DDD

H604

4

N

BBB

Admissions Officer 33/15

Electronic and Computer Systems

H691

1

N

MEng Electronic and Communications Engineering

H607

4

N

ABB

33/15

H608

5

N

ABB

33/15

QQ13

3

N

ABB

33/16

Electronic and Communications Engineering with a Year in Industry English Language and Linguistics – Canterbury English Language and Linguistics

Admissions Officer

A2 in one and an AS level in a second from Mathematics and a science/technology subject (Physics, Computing or Electronics) grade B Plus GCSE Mathematics and Physics/Science grade C Inc A2 in one and an AS level in a second from Mathematics and a science/technology subject (Physics, Computing or Electronics) grade B Foundation Degree/HND in Electronic and Computer Systems or another appropriate subject Inc A level in one and AS level in a second from Mathematics and a science/technology subject (Physics, Computing or Electronics) grade B Inc A level in one and AS level in a second from Mathematics and a science/technology subject (Physics, Computing or Electronics) grade B 95

Joint honours (For joint honours with Comparative Literature or Drama and Theatre Studies, see under relevant subject) English Language and Linguistics and Q391 3 N ABB 33/16 English and American Literature English Language and Linguistics and French RQ13 4 N ABB 33/16

A level English Language or English Language and Literature grade B where taken

Inc English Literature grade B or English Language and Literature grade B Inc English Language or English Language and Literature grade B and/or French grade B where taken or GCSE grade B in modern European language other than English Inc English Language or English Language and Literature grade B where taken and German grade B where taken or GCSE grade B in a modern European language other than English Inc English Language or English Language and Literature grade B and/or Spanish grade B where taken or GCSE grade B in modern European language other than English Inc English Language or English Language and Literature grade B where taken and/or History grade B where taken or GCSE History grade B Inc English Language or English Language and Literature grade B and/or Italian grade B where taken or GCSE grade B in modern European language other than English Inc English Language or English Language and Literature grade B and/or Philosophy grade B where taken Inc English Language or English Language and Literature grade B where taken

English Language and Linguistics and German

RQ23

4

N

ABB

33/16

English Language and Linguistics and Hispanic Studies

RQ43

4

N

ABB

33/16

English Language and Linguistics and History

VQ1H

3

N

ABB

33/16

English Language and Linguistics and Italian

RQ33

4

N

ABB

33/16

English Language and Linguistics and Philosophy

VQ5H

3

N

ABB

33/16

English Language and Linguistics and Politics and International Relations

LQ23

3

N

ABB

33/16

Q302

3

Y

AAB

33/17

Q303

4

Y

AAB

33/17

Inc A level English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B (as above)

Q300 Q324

3 3

Y Y

AAB AAB

33/17 33/17

(as above) (as above)

Q325

4

Y

AAB

33/17

(as above)

Q301

4

Y

AAB

33/17

(as above)

English Literature – Canterbury English, American and Postcolonial Literature English, American and Postcolonial Literature with an Approved Year Abroad English and American Literature English and American Literature and Creative Writing English and American Literature and Creative Writing with an Approved Year Abroad English and American Literature with an Approved Year Abroad

98

Joint honours (For joint honours with Classical & Archaeological Studies, Comparative Literature, Computing, Drama, English Language and Linguistics see under relevant subject) English and American Literature and Film Studies QW36 3 Y AAB 33/17 Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B, and, where taken, Film Studies grade B


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UCAS codes

F/T yrs

English and American Literature and French

QR31

4

Y

ABB

33/16

English and American Literature and German

QR32

4

Y

ABB

33/16

English and American Literature and Hispanic Studies

QR34

4

Y

ABB

33/16

English and American Literature and History

QV31

3

Y

ABB

33/16

English and American Literature and History & Philosophy of Art English and American Literature and Italian

VQ33

3

Y

AAB-ABB

33/17

QR33

4

Y

ABB

33/16

English and American Literature and Law

MQ13

4

Y

AAB

33/16

English and American Literature and Philosophy

QVH5

3

Y

ABB

33/16

English and American Literature and Religious Studies

QV36

3

Y

BBB

33/15

English and American Literature and Sociology

LQ33

3

Y

ABB

33/16

English, American and Postcolonial Literature and Film Studies

WQ63

3

Y

AAB

33/17

English, American and Postcolonial Literature and History

VQ13

3

Y

ABB

33/16

English, American and Postcolonial Literature and History & Philosophy of Art English, American and Postcolonial Literature and Philosophy

VQH3

3

Y

AAB-ABB

33/14

VQ53

3

Y

ABB

33/16

LD94

3

Y

ABB

33/16

Plus GCSE Mathematics grade C At least one of A level French/German/Italian or Spanish grade B A level French grade B/GCSE French grade B/ aptitude in modern foreign language Inc German grade B Inc Italian/Spanish grade B where taken or AS or good GCSE in related modern language

Environmental Studies – Canterbury Environmental Studies

P/T

Typical offers (grades/points) A level IB overall/Higher

Subject requirements

Page number

Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B and French grade B/GCSE French grade B/aptitude for modern European languages Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade A and German grade B or a modern European Language other than English at B or GCSE in a modern European language other than English Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B and Spanish grade B where taken or GCSE in related modern language grade B Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B and History/Archaeology/Classical Studies grade B where taken, or GCSE History grade B Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B and Italian grade B where taken or GCSE in related modern language grade B Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B and, where taken, Philosophy grade B Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B and, where taken, Religious Studies or Theology grade B Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B Inc A level English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B and, where taken, Film Studies grade B Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B and, where taken, History/ Archaeology/Classical Civilisation grade B or GCSE History grade B Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B Inc English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B and, where taken, Philosophy grade B 100

European Studies – Canterbury European Studies (Humanities) – Combined Languages European Studies (Humanities) – French

R904

4

N

ABB

33/16

102

R190

4

N

ABB

33/16

European Studies (Humanities) – German European Studies (Humanities) – Spanish or Italian

R290 R903

4 4

N N

ABB ABB

33/16 33/16

Film Studies – Canterbury Film Studies Film Studies with a Year Abroad European Arts (Film Studies)

W610 W616 W612

3 4 4

N N N

AAB-ABB AAB-ABB AAB-ABB

33/17 33/17 33/17

104 Inc Film Studies grade B where taken plus interview (as above) Inc Film Studies grade B where taken and A level German or French grade B or modern European language other than English GCSE grade C (Spanish/Italian pathway) plus interview

Joint honours (For joint honours with Classical & Archaeological Studies, Comparative Literature, Computing, Drama, English and American Literature and English, American and Postcolonial Literature see under relevant subject) Film Studies and French RW16 4 N ABB 33/16 Inc French grade B/GCSE French grade B/aptitude for modern European languages and, where taken, Film Studies grade B Film Studies and German RW26 4 N ABB 33/16 Inc German grade B or another modern European language other than English at B or GCSE grade B in a modern European language other than English and where taken Film Studies grade B Film Studies and Hispanic Studies WR64 4 N ABB 33/16 Inc Film Studies grade B where taken and Spanish grade B where taken/GCSE in related modern language grade B


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Degree programmes

UCAS codes

F/T yrs

P/T

Typical offers (grades/points) A level IB overall/Higher

Film Studies and History

VW16

3

N

ABB

33/16

Film Studies and History & Philosophy of Art Film Studies and Italian

VW36 RW36

3 4

N N

AAB-ABB BBB

33/17 33/16

Film Studies and Philosophy

VW56

3

N

ABB

33/16

Film Studies and Religious Studies

VW66

3

N

AAB-ABB

33/16

Fine Art – Medway Fine Art

W100:K 3

Y

ABB-BBB

33/16

Subject requirements

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Page number

Inc History/Archaeology/Classical Civilisation grade B where taken or GCSE History grade B plus A level Film Studies grade B where taken Inc Film Studies grade B where taken Inc Film Studies grade B where taken and Italian grade B where taken/GCSE in related modern language grade B Inc Film Studies grade B where taken and Philosophy grade B where taken Inc Film Studies grade B where taken and Religious Studies/Theology grade B where taken 106 A level Fine Art, Art and Design or History of Art grade B where taken Portfolio of practical work of an acceptable standard

Forensic Sciences – Canterbury

108

BSc Forensic Chemistry

F1F4

3

N

ABB

33/16

Forensic Chemistry with a Year in Industry Forensic Science Forensic Science with a Foundation Year Forensic Science with a Year in Industry

F1FK F410 F412 F411

4 3 4 4

N N N N

ABB BBB

33/16 33/15

BBB

33/15

MSci Forensic Chemistry

F1FL

4

N

ABB

33/16

Forensic Science

F414

4

N

BBB

33/15

A level inc science subject, preferably Biology, Human Biology or Chemistry grade B, + GCSE Mathematics grade C (as above) (as above) Individual consideration A level inc science subject, preferably Biology, Human Biology or Chemistry grade B, + GCSE Mathematics grade C A level inc a science subject, preferably Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology grade B + GCSE Mathematics grade C (as above)

French – Canterbury

110

BA (Hons) French

R101

4

Y

ABB

33/16

Post-A level: A level French grade B, Post-GCSE: GCSE French grade B, Beginner’s level: some aptitude for modern languages

BA/Licence de Lettres French

R120

4

Y

ABB

33/16

A level French grade A

Joint honours (For joint honours with Business Administration, Classical & Archaeological Studies, Computing, Drama, English and American Literature, Film Studies, see under relevant subject) French and German RR12 4 Y ABB 33/16 Inc A level French grade B and A level German grade B French and Hispanic Studies RR14 4 Y ABB 33/16 Inc French grade B/GCSE French grade B/aptitude for modern languages and Spanish grade B where taken French and History RV11 4 Y ABB 33/16 Inc French grade B/GCSE French grade B/aptitude for modern languages and History/Archaeology/Classical Civilisation grade B where taken or GCSE History grade B French and History & Philosophy of Art VR31 4 Y ABB 33/16 Inc French grade B/GCSE French grade B/ aptitude for modern languages French and Italian RR13 4 Y ABB 33/16 Inc at least one of A level French or Italian grade B and the other language grade B or GCSE grade B in a modern European language other than English French and Philosophy RVC5 4 Y ABB 33/16 Inc French grade B/GCSE French grade B/aptitude for modern languages and Philosophy grade B where taken French and Religious Studies RV16 4 Y ABB 33/16 Inc French grade B/GCSE French grade B/aptitude for modern languages and Religious Studies grade B where taken German – Canterbury German

113 R220

4

N

ABB

33/16

A level German grade B

Joint honours (For joint honours with Business Administration, Comparative Literature, Computing, Drama, English and American Literature, Film Studies, French see under relevant subject) German and Hispanic Studies RR24 4 N ABB 33/16 Inc German grade B or another modern European language other than English at grade B or GCSE grade B in a modern European language other than English


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UCAS codes

F/T yrs

P/T

Typical offers (grades/points) A level IB overall/Higher

German and History

RV21

4

N

ABB

33/16

German and History & Philosophy of Art

VR32

4

N

320

33/16

German and Italian

RR23

4

N

320

33/16

German and Religious Studies

RV26

4

N

320

33/16

Health and Social Care – Canterbury Health and Social Care

LL45

3

Y

BBC

33/14

Hispanic Studies – Canterbury Hispanic Studies

R400

4

Y

ABB

33/16

Subject requirements

Page number

Inc German grade B or another modern European language other than English at grade B or GCSE grade B in a modern European language other than English and History/Archaeology/Classical Civilisation grade B where taken or GCSE History grade B Inc German grade B or another modern European language other than English at grade B or GCSE grade B in a modern European language other than English Inc German grade B or another modern European language other than English at grade B Inc German grade B or another modern European language other than English at grade B or GCSE grade B in a modern European language other than English and Religious Studies grade B where taken 115 117 A level Spanish grade B where taken/aptitude for modern languages for beginner’s level

Joint honours (For joint honours with Business Administration, Computing, Cultural Studies, Drama, English and American Literature, Film Studies, French, German see under relevant subject) Hispanic Studies and History RV41 4 Y ABB 33/16 Inc History/Classical Civilisation/Archaeology grade B where taken or GCSE History grade B and A level Spanish grade B where taken or GCSE grade B in a modern European Language other than English Hispanic Studies and Italian RR43 4 Y ABB 33/16 Inc Italian grade B or Spanish grade B History – Canterbury European History with a Year Abroad

V221

4

Y

ABB

33/16

119

History

V100

3

Y

ABB

33/16

A level History/Archaeology/Classical Civilisation grade B where taken or GCSE History grade B + GCSE grade B in chosen language A level History/Archaeology/Classical Civilisation grade B where taken or GCSE History grade B

Joint honours (For joint honours with Comparative Literature, Computing, Drama, English Language and Linguistics, English and American Literature, English, American and Postcolonial Literature, Film Studies, French, German, Hispanic Studies see under relevant subject) History and Archaeological Studies VV14 3 Y ABB 33/16 Inc History/Archaeology/Classical Civilisation grade B where taken or GCSE History grade B History and History & Philosophy of Art VV31 3 Y ABB 33/16 (as above) History and Italian RV31 4 Y BBB 33/16 Inc History/Archaeology/Classical Civilisation grade B where taken or GCSE History grade B plus A level Italian grade B where taken or GCSE grade B in a modern European Language other than English History and Law VM1C 3 Y AAB 33/16 Inc History grade B where taken or plus GCSE in History grade B History and Philosophy VVC5 3 Y ABB 33/16 Inc History/Archaeology/Classical Civilisation grade B where taken or GCSE History grade B plus A level Philosophy grade B where taken History and Politics LV21 3 Y ABB 33/16 Inc History/Archaeology/Classical Civilisation grade B where taken or GCSE History grade B History and Religious Studies VV61 3 Y ABB 33/16 Inc History/Archaeology/Classical Civilisation grade B where taken or GCSE History grade B plus A level Religious Studies grade B where taken History and Social Anthropology LVP1 3 Y ABB 33/16 Inc History/Archaeology/Classical Civilisation grade B where taken or GCSE History grade B History of Science and Philosophy VV35 3 Y ABB 33/16 Inc History/Archaeology/Classical Civilisation grade B where taken or GCSE History grade B and A level Philosophy grade B where taken History & Philosophy of Art – Canterbury European Arts (History & Philosophy of Art)

V351

4

Y

AAB-ABB

33/15

122

History & Philosophy of Art

V350

3

Y

AAB-ABB

33/17

A level inc modern European language grade B where taken Plus interview

Joint honours (For joint honours with Classical & Archaeological Studies, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Drama, English and American Literature, English, American and Postcolonial Literature, Film Studies, French, German, Hispanic Studies, History, see under relevant subject) History & Philosophy of Art and Italian RV35 4 Y BBB 33/16 Inc Italian grade B where taken or GCSE in related modern language grade B


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UCAS codes

F/T yrs

VV35

3

Y

ABB

33/16

Inc Philosophy grade B where taken

NG14:K 3 NG1F:K 4

N N

ABB ABB

33/16 33/16

GCSE Mathematics grade C (as above)

G503:K G505:K G508:K G509:K

3 4 3 4

N N N N

ABB ABB ABB ABB

33/16 33/16 33/16 33/16

(as above) (as above) (as above) (as above)

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – Canterbury Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities L512

3

Y

CCC

International Business – Canterbury International Business International Business with a Year in Industry International Business with a Year Abroad

N126 N128 N127

3 4 4

N N N

ABB ABB ABB

International Foundation Programme – Canterbury International Foundation Year Humanities Q308 International Foundation Year Social Sciences L590 (September registration)

1 1

N N

L591

1

N

R300

4

Y

History & Philosophy of Art and Philosophy Information Technology – Medway Business Information Technology Business Information Technology with a Year in Industry Information Technology Information Technology with a Year in Industry Information Technology (Consultancy) Information Technology (Consultancy) with a Year in Industry

International Foundation Year Social Sciences (January registration) Italian – Canterbury Italian

P/T

Typical offers (grades/points) A level IB overall/Higher

Subject requirements

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Page number

124

126 Plus appropriate work, volunteering or personal experience 129 33/16 33/16 33/16

Plus GCSE Mathematics grade C Plus GCSE Mathematics grade C Inc German grade C for German variant, or GCSE in a modern European language other than English grade C plus GCSE Mathematics grade C 131 Good school-leaving certificate Good school-leaving certificate; for progression to Accounting/Business Administration/Economics/ Psychology, high enough standard of Mathematics As above 133

ABB

33/16

Inc Italian grade B where taken or GCSE in related modern language grade B

Joint honours (For joint honours with Business Administration, Classical & Archaeological Studies, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Drama, English and American Literature, Film Studies, French, German, Hispanic Studies, History and History & Philosophy of Art see under relevant subject) Italian and Philosophy RVH5 4 Y BBB 33/16 Inc Italian grade B where taken or GCSE in related modern language grade B and A level Philosophy grade B where taken Journalism – Medway Journalism and the News Industry

135 P500:K

3

N

ABB

33/16

At least two, preferably three A levels in traditional academic subjects such as English, Mathematics, History, Politics, Chemistry and Modern Languages, GCSE Mathematics grade C + admissions tests and selective interview

Law – Canterbury LLB (Hons) English and French Law English and German Law English and Italian Law English and Spanish Law European Legal Studies Law Law with a Year in China Law with a Year in Hong Kong Law with French and a Year in Canada Law with a Language (French or German only) Law with a Language (Spanish)

139 M121 M122 M123 M125 M120 M100 M103 M104 M1R1 M124 M1R4

4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4

N N N N N N N N N N N

AAB AAB AAB AAB AAB AAB AAA AAA AAB AAB AAB

33/17 33/17 33/17 33/17 33/17 33/17 33/17 33/17 33/17 33/17 33/17

Inc A level French grade B Inc A level German grade B Inc A level Italian grade B Inc A level Spanish grade B

Inc A level French grade B Inc relevant language grade B Inc A level Spanish where taken or + good GCSE or A Sub in related modern language

Joint honours (For joint honours with Accounting & Finance, Business Administration, Criminology, Economics, English and American Literature, History, see under relevant subject) BA (Hons) Law and Philosophy Law and Politics Law and Psychology Law and Social Anthropology Law and Sociology Law and Welfare

MV15 LM21 CM81 ML16 LM31 ML14

3 3 4 3 3 3

N N N N N N

AAB ABB AAB AAB AAB AAB

33/17 33/16 33/17 33/17 33/17 33/17

Inc Philosophy grade B where taken GCSE Mathematics grade C


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UCAS codes

Law – Medway Certificate in Law

F/T yrs

P/T

Typical offers (grades/points) A level IB overall/Higher

Subject requirements

Page number

141 1

Y

The Certificate is aimed at applicants who for a variety of reasons do not meet the Law School’s normal entry requirements but who demonstrate the potential to achieve the high academic level required to succeed as a law student. Selection is likely to be by means of an interview, a group discussion and a short written test. We welcome interested applicants who may not have considered studying law at university level but who demonstrate enthusiasm for and commitment to learning as well as the necessary aptitude.

Liberal Arts – Canterbury Liberal Arts

LV99

4

N

AAB

33/17

Plus GCSE Mathematics grade B

142

Mathematics and Statistics – Canterbury Financial Mathematics

GN13

3/4

Y

ABB

33/16

Mathematics Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics including a Foundation Year

G100 GG13 G108

3/4 3/4 4

Y Y Y

ABB ABB

33/16 33/16

A level Mathematics grade A (not A level Use of Mathematics) (as above) (as above) Individually considered, contact Admissions Officer

Medical Anthropology – Canterbury Medical Anthropology

L621

3

Y

AAB

33/15

A level in a science subject (Biology preferred) or Psychology grade B + GCSE Mathematics and English Language grade C

3 4

N N

BBB BBB

33/16 33/16

GCSE Mathematics grade C (as above)

Music – Medway Music

W301:K 3

N

ABB-BBB

33/15

A level Music grade B if taken, music performance examination, Grade 6 or above or equivalent level demonstrated at audition

Music Technology – Medway Music Technology

W351:K 3

N

ABB-BBB

33/15

145

147

Multimedia Technology and Design – Canterbury Multimedia Technology and Design G4W2 Multimedia Technology and Design with a G4WF Year in Industry

149

Joint honours (For joint honours with Drama, see under Drama) 151

153 A level music grade B if taken plus some practical muscial ability inc ability to read music notation to Music Theory grade 3 plus GCSE Mathematics grade C

Pharmacy – Medway (Apply to the Medway School of Pharmacy, UCAS institution code M62)

155

MPharm Pharmacy

B230

4

N

ABB

32/15

Inc A level Chemistry grade B, and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics, + GCSE Mathematics and English grade B or above

Philosophy – Canterbury Philosophy Philosophy with an Approved Year Abroad

V500 V501

3 4

Y Y

ABB ABB

33/16 33/16

A level Philosophy grade B where taken A level French grade B or GCSE grade B in French or some aptitude in a modern European language other than English and where taken A level Philosophy grade B

157

Joint honours For joint honours with Business Administration, Classical & Archaeological Studies, Comparative Literature, Computing, Cultural Studies, Drama, English and American Literature, English, American and Postcolonial Literature, Film Studies, French, History, History of Science, History & Philosophy of Art, Italian and Law, see under relevant subject) Philosophy and Politics LV25 3 Y ABB 33/16 Inc Philosophy grade B where taken Philosophy and Religious Studies VV56 3 Y BBB 33/15 Inc Philosophy grade B where taken and Religious Studies or Theology grade B where taken Philosophy and Social Anthropology LVP5 3 Y ABB 33/16 Inc Philosophy grade B where taken Philosophy and Social Policy LVK5 3 Y ABB 33/16 (as above) Philosophy and Sociology LVH5 3 Y ABB 33/16 (as above) Physics – Canterbury

159

BSc (Hons) Physics Physics with a Foundation Year

F300 F305

3 4

N N

ABB

33/16

Physics with Astrophysics

F3F5

3

N

ABB

33/16

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UCAS codes

F/T yrs

F303 F3FN F3FM F304

4 4 4 4

N N N N

ABB ABB ABB ABB

33/15 33/15 33/15 33/15

L252 L242 L258 L291 L257

3 3 3 4 4

Y Y Y Y Y

ABB ABB ABB ABB ABB

33/16 33/16 33/16 33/16 33/16

A level French grade A See main entry

L254

4

Y

ABB

33/16

(as above) (see also main entry)

L255

4

Y

ABB

33/16

L243

4

Y

ABB

33/16

Politics and International Relations with German Politics and International Relations with Italian

L271 L273

4 4

Y Y

ABB ABB

33/16 33/16

Politics and International Relations with Spanish

L2R4

4

Y

ABB

33/16

MPhys Physics Physics with Astrophysics Physics with Astrophysics with a Year in the USA Physics with a Year in the USA Politics and International Relations – Canterbury Conflict, Peace and Security Politics Politics and International Relations Politics and International Relations (Bidiplôme) Politics and International Relations with a Year in Japan Politics and International Relations with a Year in China/Hong Kong Politics and International Relations with a Year in Continental Europe Politics and International Relations with French

P/T

Typical offers (grades/points) A level IB overall/Higher

Subject requirements

257

Page number

Inc Mathematics and Physics at BB (as above) (as above) (as above) 161

A level French grade B (or + GCSE French grade C) A level German grade B Plus good GCSE or AS level in related modern language (as above)

Joint honours (For joint honours with Business Administration, Economics, History, Law and Philosophy, see under relevant subject) Politics and Social Anthropology LL62 3 Y AAB 33/16 Politics and Social Policy LL42 3 Y ABB 33/16 Politics and Sociology LL32 3 Y ABB 33/16 Popular Music – Medway Popular Music

W300:K 3

N

ABB-BBB

33/15

Inc, if taken, grade B in Music/Music Performance or Grade 6 music qualification or equivalent level demonstrated at audtion

163

Psychology – Canterbury Applied Psychology Applied Psychology with Clinical Psychology Psychology Psychology with Studies in Europe

C850 C823 C800 C881

4 4 3 4

Y Y Y Y

AAA AAA AAB AAB

33/17 33/17 33/17 33/17

Psychology with Clinical Psychology Social Psychology Social Psychology with Clinical Psychology

C822 C882 C842

3 3 3

Y Y Y

AAB AAB AAB

33/17 33/17 33/17

GCSE Mathematics grade C (as above) (as above) A level French or German grade B (Italian/Spanish/ Finnish/Polish/Turkish versions GCSE grade B or AS level in a modern European language other than English plus GCSE Mathematics grade C Plus GCSE Mathematics grade C (as above) (as above)

165

Joint honours (For joint honours with Computing, Law and Philosophy (titled Philosophy and Social Behaviour) see under relevant subject) Psychology and Social Anthropology CL86 3 Y AAB 33/17 (as above) Psychology and Sociology CL83 3 Y AAB 33/17 (as above) Religious Studies – Canterbury Religious Studies

167 V616

3

Y

BBB

33/16

A level Religious Studies or Theology grade B where taken

Joint honours (For joint honours with Classical & Archaeological Studies, Comparative Literature, Drama, English and American Literature, Film Studies, French, German, History and Philosophy, see under relevant subject) Social Anthropology – Canterbury Social Anthropology Social Anthropology with a Year in Denmark Social Anthropology with a Year in Finland Social Anthropology with a Year in Japan

L600 L613 L677 L612

3 4 4 4

Y N N N

AAB AAB AAB AAB

33/17 33/17 33/17 33/17

169

Social Anthropology with a Year in the Netherlands Social Anthropology with French

L610 L675

4 4

N N

AAB AAB

33/17 33/17

Social Anthropology with German

L676

4

N

AAB

33/17

Social Anthropology with Italian

L673

4

N

AAB

33/17

A levels exc General Studies/Critical Thinking A levesl exc General Studies/Critical Thinking A level exc General Studies/Critical Thinking A levels exc General Studies/Critical Thinking plus GCSE Mathematics grade C A levels exc General Studies/Critical Thinking A levels inc French, exc General Studies/ Critical Thinking A levels inc German, exc General Studies/ Critical Thinking A levels inc Italian at grade B, exc General Studies/Critical Thinking


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Social Anthropology with Spanish

UCAS codes

F/T yrs

L674

4

P/T

N

Typical offers (grades/points) A level IB overall/Higher

AAB

33/17

Subject requirements

Page number

A levels inc Spanish at grade B, exc General Studies/Critical Thinking

Joint honours (For joint honours with Cultural Studies, Economics, History, Law, Philosophy, Politics and Psychology, see under relevant subject) Social Anthropology and Social Policy LL46 3 Y ABB 33/17 A levels exc General Studies/Critical Thinking Social Anthropology and Sociology LL36 3 Y ABB 33/16 Social Anthropology and Sociology with a Year LL63 4 N ABB 33/17 A levels exc General Studies/Critical Thinking in Finland Social Policy – Canterbury Social Policy

171 L430

3

Y

ABB

33/16

Joint honours (For joint honours with Criminology, Law (titled Law and Welfare), Philosophy, Politics and Social Anthropology, see under relevant subject) Social Policy and Sociology LL34 3 Y ABB 33/16 Social Sciences – Medway Social Sciences

L340:K

3

Y

BBB

33/15

173

Social Work – Medway Social Work

L508:K

3

N

BBC

33/14

Sociology – Canterbury Sociology Sociology with a Year in Finland Sociology with Italian

L300 L301 L373

3 4 4

Y Y Y

ABB ABB ABB

33/16 33/16 33/16

176 Plus GCSE English and Mathematics grade C + relevant experience inc awareness and understanding of the needs of a person requiring social care assistance 178

Plus GCSE or AS level in related modern language at grade B

Joint honours (For joint honours with Criminology, Economics, English and American Literature, Law, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Social Anthropology, Social Policy, see under relevant subject) Sport and Exercise for Health – Medway Sport and Exercise for Health

C604:K 3

Y

BBB

33/15

A level in an appropriate subject (eg Biology, Sport, Physical Education, Mathematics, Applied Science) + GCSE Mathematics grade C

180

Sport and Exercise Management – Medway Sport and Exercise Management

C601:K 3

Y

BBB

33/15

Plus GCSE Mathematics grade C

Sports Science – Medway Sports Science

C602:K 3

Y

ABB

33/15

A level in an appropriate subject (eg Biology, Sport, Physical Education, Mathematics, Applied Science) + GCSE Mathematics grade C

Sports Therapy – Medway Sports Therapy

C600:K 3

Y

ABB

33/15

A level in an appropriate subject (eg Human Biology, Sport, Physical Education, Mathematics, Applied Science) + GCSE Mathematics grade C

Visual and Performed Arts – Canterbury Visual and Performed Arts

W000

3

Y

AAB-ABB

33/17

Plus interview

War Studies – Canterbury War Studies

V391

3

Y

ABB

33/16

A level History/Archaeology/Classical Studies grade B where taken or + GCSE History grade B

Web Computing – Canterbury Web Computing Web Computing with a Year in Industry

G450 G451

3 4

N N

ABB ABB

33/16 33/16

Plus GCSE Mathematics grade C (as above)

182 184

187

189 191

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INDEX

A Academic costs 240 credit 203 environment 20 excellence 4 programmes 27 scholarships 241. 243 Access programme 202 to Learning Fund 242 Accommodation Canterbury 218 costs 241 Medway 229 Accounting & Finance 28 Accounting & Management 30 Actuarial Science 32 Administration, Business 59 Advice and support (Medway) 233 Aerial picture (Canterbury) 214 (Medway) 226 American and Postcolonial Literature, English 98 Literature, English and 98 Studies 35 Ancient History 37 Anthropology 39 and Archaeology 39 Biological 51 Medical 147 Social 169

Applied Psychology Applying to Kent Archaeological Studies, Classical & Archaeology and Anthropology Architecture Art and Film Art Fine History & Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence (Computer Science) Arts Canterbury Digital Liberal Visual and Performed Associate and Partner Colleges Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics Astrophysics, Physics with Autism Studies

165 196 64 39 41 43 106 122 69 219 219 85 142 189 237 45 159 47

B Biochemistry 49 Biological Anthropology 51 Biology 53 Biomedical Science 55 Brussels, The University of Kent, 236

Business Administration Information Technology International & Management (top-up) Busy Bees Nursery

59 124 129 61 63 234

C Canterbury 213 accommodation 218 and the region 217 arts 219 campus 216 from the air 214 College 237 IT services 222 music 220 personal support services 223 sport 219 Student Learning Advisory Service 222 Templeman Library 223 Career prospects, enhanced 24 Careers Advisory Service 25, 206 Canterbury 206 Medway 233 Centre for English and World Languages (CEWL) 209 Certificates and diplomas 197 Chaplaincy Canterbury 224 Medway 234

Chemistry Forensic Choosing a course and applying Cinema, Gulbenkian Class hours Classical & Archaeological Studies Clinical Psychology Psychology with Clubs and societies Canterbury Medway Colleges Associate and Partner The (Canterbury campus) Communications Engineering, Electronic and Comparative Literature Computer Science Systems Engineering Computing Joint Honours Services Canterbury Medway Web Concerts on campus Conflict, Peace and Security Conservation Consultancy Computer Science Information Technology Costs academic living

CONTINUED OVERLEAF

108 196 220 203 64 165 221 231 237 216 93 66 69 71 73 222 233 193 220 161 75 69 124 240 240


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Counselling Service Canterbury 224 Medway 234 Course structure 202 Courses 28 Creative Events: Design and Production 77 Writing, English and American Literature and 98 Credit, academic 203 Criminal Justice Studies 79 Criminology 81 Cultural Studies 83

D Day schools 202 Deferred entry 197 payment of tuition fees 242 Degree pathways 202 Design and Production, Creative Events 77 Multimedia Technology and 149 Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual and (Foundation) 128 (Honours) 126 Digital Arts 85 Diploma programmes (international students) 210 Disability and Dyslexia Support Service Canterbury 223 Medway 234 Drama and Multimedia 149 and Theatre Studies 87 Drill Hall Library 233

E Economics 90 Electronic and Communications Engineering 93 Employability, jobs and 12, 24, 205 Engineering Computer Systems 71 Electronic and Communications 93 English Language and Linguistics 95 requirements 199, 211 tuition 209 English Literature 98 Enhanced career prospects 24 Enterprise module 206 Entry requirements general 198 international students 199, 209 Environmental Studies 100 Equality and Diversity Canterbury 224 Medway 234 Erasmus programme 204 Europe 236

European Economics 90 History 119 Legal Studies 139 Studies 102 university 16 Exercise for Health, Sport and 180 Exercise Management, Sport and 182 Extra financial support 242

F Facilities 18 Fees and costs 240 and funding 239 international students 212 Film Art and 43 Studies 104 Finance Accounting & 28 for international students 212 Financial Economics 90 Mathematics 145 support 241 Fine Art 106 Food and drink Canterbury 218 (costs) 241 Forensic Sciences 108 Foundation degrees 200 International Programme 131, 200 programmes 200, 209 year for international students 209 French 110 Funding 243 fees and 239 for international students 212, 244

198 113 10 241 242 220 219

H Health and Social Care Hispanic Studies History & Philosophy of Art American Studies Hong Kong Alumni scholarship Honours degrees with a foundation year

Industry, working in Information Technology Insurance Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Foundation) (Honours) International Business Development students Foundation Programme opportunities Relations, Politics and students’ fees work opportunities IT Services Canterbury Medway Italian

204 124 241

128 126 129 208 207 131 203 161 212 204 222 233 133

J Jobs and employability 12, 24, 205 Jobshop 205, 231 Journalism and the News Industry 135 Junior Year Abroad 210 Justice Studies, Criminal 79

K K College Kent: The UK’s European university Kent studying at KentOne card Kent Union Jobshop

237 16 195 218 221, 208 205

L

G General entry requirements German Global outlook, A Grant for living costs special support Gulbenkian Cinema Theatre

I

115 117 119 122 35 244 200

Language, English and Linguistics 95 requirements 199, 211 tuition 209 Latin America American Studies 35 Law (Canterbury) 139 (Medway) 141 Learning Advisory Service, Student 222, 232 Learning through work 204 Legal Studies, European 139 Liberal Arts 142 Library and IT services (Medway) 233 Drill Hall 233 Templeman 223 Linguistics, English Language and 95

Literature American Studies Comparative English Living costs grants and loans Loans repayments Locations Loyalty scheme

35 66 98 240 241 241 242 14, 235 244

M Management, Accounting & 30 Business & 61 Sport and Exercise 182 Mathematics and Statistics 145 Financial 145 Mature students 201 Medical Anthropology 147 care (Medway) 234 Centre 223 Medway 225 accommodation 229 campus 228 Library and IT services 233 Park 230 region 229 student advice and support 233 student life 230 MidKent College 238 Modes of study 202 Modules 203 Multimedia Technology and Design 149 Music 151 Canterbury 220 Popular 163 scholarships 220, 244 Technology 153

N National Student Survey Teaching Fellowships Networks (Computer Science) Nursery Canterbury Medway

5, 6 6 69 224 234

O Oaks Day Nursery Open Days Other locations Brussels Paris Tonbridge

224 262 235 236 236 237


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P Paris, The University of Kent, 15, 236 Parking on campus Canterbury 218 Medway 230 Part-time study 200 Partner Colleges, Associate and 237 Performed Arts, Visual and 189 Personal support services (Canterbury) 223 Pharmacy 155 Philosophy 157 of Art, History & 122 Physics 159 Politics and International Relations 161 Popular Music 163 Pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes 211 Programmes degree 202 foundation 197 of study for international students 209 Progression routes 203 Psychology 165

Q Quick Reference Guide

246

R Radio, student Religious Studies Repayment of loans

221 167 242

S Sandwich courses Science Actuarial Biomedical Computer foundation programmes Sports Sciences Forensic Social Scholarships Security Canterbury Medway Social Anthropology Care, Health and Policy Psychology Sciences Work Societies Canterbury Medway

204 32 55 69 201 184 108 173 243 224 234 169 115 171 165 173 176 221 231

Sociology 178 Space Science and Astrophysics, Astronomy, 45 Special support grant 242 Sport and Exercise for Health 180 and Exercise Management 182 Canterbury 219 Medway 230 Sports Centre 219 Federation 219 scholarships 219, 244 Science 184 Therapy 187 Stages of study 202 Statistics, Mathematics and 145 Student advice and support (Medway) 233 Student Learning Advisory Service Canterbury 222 Medway 232 Student life (Medway) 230 loans 241 radio 221 support (Kent Union) 221 Students international 207 Students’ Union Canterbury 208, 221 Medway 230, 234 Study experience 26 modes of 202 stages of 202 Studying abroad 203 at Kent 195 Successful future, A 12 Support for international students 208 Supportive community 22 Systems Engineering, Computer 71

T Teaching, inspirational Technology and Design, Multimedia Information Music Templeman Library Term dates Term-time and holiday working Theatre Gulbenkian Studies, Drama and Therapy, Sports Tonbridge, University of Kent at

6 149 124 153 223 197 242 219 87 187 237

Transport links Canterbury Medway Travel costs Tuition fees international students

261

217 229 241 240 212

U UCAS 196 applications timeline 196 Visit Days 262 UK’s European university 16 UMSA 230 Union, Kent 221 Universities at Medway 228 Students’ Association 230, 234 University funding for students 243 University of Kent, Brussels 236 Paris 236 at Tonbridge 237

V Venue, The 221 Visiting the University 262 Visas 199 Visual and Performed Arts 189 Volunteering 206, 221, 231

W War Studies Web Computing When to apply Wildlife Conservation Working in industry Work placements

191 193 196 75 204 205

Y Year in industry

204

The University will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver courses and other services in accordance with the descriptions set out in this prospectus. However, the University does not provide education on a commercial basis. It is also largely dependent on charitable and public funds which the University has to manage in a way which is efficient and cost effective in the context of the provision of a wide range of courses and services to a large number of students. The University therefore reserves the right to make variations to the contents and method of delivery of courses and other services, to discontinue courses and other services and to merge or combine courses, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. If the University discontinues any course, it will use its best endeavours to provide a suitable alternative course. All students will be required, as a condition of enrolment, to agree to abide by and to submit to the procedures of the University’s Regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the current Regulations is available online at www.kent.ac.uk/ regulations

Data protection and consent to process For the University to operate efficiently, it needs to process information about you for administrative, academic and health and safety reasons. Any offer this institution makes to you is subject to your consent to process such information and is therefore a requirement before we can register you as a student.


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VISITING THE UNIVERSITY Come along to our campuses to see for yourself what it’s like to be a student. We hold both Open Days (for everybody) and UCAS Visit Days (for students who have already applied to Kent and their families and friends).

to a Visit Day, but this might not be possible if you have made a late application.

Open Days

Further information UCAS Visit Days team, Recruitment and Admissions Office, The Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ T: 01227 824353 E: visitdays@kent.ac.uk

Canterbury Canterbury Open Days are held in the summer and autumn for potential students and their family and friends to have a look round the campus. The day includes a wide range of subject displays, demonstrations and informal lectures and seminars, and the opportunity to tour the campus with current students to view student accommodation and facilities. You can also meet staff to discuss course options or admissions, disability and dyslexia support, and study skills. For more detailed information, see our website. Canterbury Open Days 2012 Saturday 7 July Saturday 6 October

Wednesday 12 September

For further information about UCAS Visit Days, see www.kent.ac.uk/visitdays

International students Meet us in your country Our staff make regular visits overseas to meet with students who are interested in studying at Kent. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you in person and would be pleased to offer you guidance and information. For details of upcoming visits, please see www.kent.ac.uk/internationalstudent/overseas-visits

Medway Medway Open Days are held at our campus in Chatham (adjacent to the Historic Dockyard) in the summer and the autumn. You have the opportunity to tour the campus with current students, speak with academic and support staff, attend subject presentations and get advice on admissions procedures. For more detailed information, see our website.

Personal tour We would like to invite you to take a personal tour of the University. Please fill in the online form: www.kent.ac.uk/courses/visit/international/index Please note, advanced notice is required.

How to reach us Canterbury

By rail

Medway Open Days 2012 Saturday 23 June

Saturday 13 October

For further information about Open Days, including additional dates and how to book your place see www.kent.ac.uk/opendays

UCAS Visit Days UCAS Visit Days run between December and April each year at our campuses in Canterbury and Medway. They include a tour of the campus, a general talk on the University and a talk from a departmental representative. You have the opportunity to meet academic staff from your chosen subject and to discuss any queries you may have about the courses, the department or the University. If you are invited for an interview, it will usually be held on one of our Visit Days. If we make you an offer without an interview, it usually includes an invitation

London (Victoria) to Canterbury East: journey time approx 85 minutes. London (St Pancras) to Canterbury West: journey time approx 60 minutes. London (Charing Cross or Waterloo) to Canterbury West: journey time approx 90 minutes.

By bus London Victoria to Canterbury bus station: journey time approx 120 minutes. Canterbury bus station to the University, regular service: journey time approx 15 minutes.

By road From London, the north and west: M25, (M20), M2, A2. Canterbury central ring road, A290 Whitstable Road, St Thomas Hill, approx one mile (1.6km) up the A290, University entrance on right (signposted) near top of hill.

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ADDRESSES Recruitment and Admissions Office The Registry, The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ, UK T: +44 (0)1227 827272 F: +44 (0)1227 827077 E: information@kent.ac.uk

International Development The Registry, The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ T: +44 1227 824904 F: +44 1227 823247 E: international-office@kent.ac.uk

Medway

By rail London Victoria and Charing Cross or Kent Coast to Chatham: journey time approx 45 minutes. London St Pancras to Ebbsfleet International: journey time approximately 17 minutes. Ebbsfleet station is just 30 minutes from the campus.

By road From London, the north and west: M25, M2. Follow signs for Gillingham, then the Historic Dockyard and Chatham Maritime via the A289 and the Medway Tunnel. From the east: A2, A289, the Gillingham Northern Link Road, follow signs for the Medway Tunnel.

By bus From Chatham Station to Chatham Maritime.

Campus map www.kent.ac.uk/maps/ukm.html

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The UK’s European university

General Open Days Canterbury Sat 7 July Wed 12 September Sat 6 October

Medway Sat 23 June Sat 13 October

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