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Part-Time Undergraduate Prospectus

2010/11


Leeds is one of the finest universities in the country The Sunday Times University Guide

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Outstanding facilities

The University of Leeds is one of Britain’s top universities, acclaimed for the quality of its teaching and resources and the range of programmes we have to offer. Students travel from all over the world to study with us and we provide excellent opportunities for local people to study here. We value the contribution that adult and part-time students make to the life of the university.

We have invested heavily in first-class facilities, which are open to our part-time students. We have an internationally acclaimed library, first-rate computing resources, and a well-resourced language centre. Our Lifelong Learning Centre, which oversees part-time undergraduate programmes, is based in the new Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building at the heart of the campus.

Better jobs and professional advancement Our graduates are highly valued by employers nationally and internationally. Part-time study in any of our degrees can lead to much enhanced job opportunities. We also provide programmes specially designed for those in work and for specific career routes.

Excellent teaching; stimulating programmes Whether you are studying for academic interest, professional advancement, or personal reasons, we want you to enjoy the experience of stretching your mind and the feeling that you are really learning something new.

Specialist support for adults and part-time students Whether you want academic guidance, financial information or other support as a part-time student, our specialist support team based in the Lifelong Learning Centre is there to help. We also offer programmes designed for adults without A Levels, to prepare them for entry to undergraduate programmes.

Flexibility Our flexible part-time programmes enable you to study and work at the same time. You can develop your career whilst you learn, and pay your way, making study more financially attractive. You can choose to study alongside full-time students, or take programmes designed specially for part-time students.

Financial support Many of our part-time fees are very competitive for programmes of higher education. We also offer a range of good bursaries and other financial support.

When you leave university, you will join a network of highly employable graduates who are able to transfer their knowledge and skills into successful careers.

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Your future starts here

Contents 2 Part-time study at the University of Leeds 5 Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor 6 Returning to study 8 University life 9 The language of university study 10 The Lifelong Learning Centre 14 Student services and facilities 16 Programmes, pathways and progression 18 Money matters 20 Short Course Programmes 22 Arabic and Islamic Studies 25 Preparation for Higher Education 27 A-Z subject listing of part-time degrees and certificates 49 How to apply 50 Index 51 How to find us

I am delighted that you have requested our parttime prospectus. The University of Leeds is a vibrant university that welcomes students from all backgrounds. We value our part-time students greatly and we are very proud of their achievements. University is a life-changing experience. Our previous students have found that their study here led to good jobs, promotions at work and new interests as well as qualifications. It opened up opportunities they never imagined when they first applied, for them and their families. Part-time students choose varied routes into, and through, the University depending on what is right for them. Some study short courses; others are registered for part-time certificates, degrees, Foundation Degrees or ‘top-up’ degrees. Most of them are mature students returning to education and combining their study here with work, family or other commitments. Through our Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC), we provide services and programmes designed specifically for part-time and mature students and applicants, as well as assistance in accessing other courses at the University. Specialist staff can provide advice and guidance before, during and after your studies. If you are returning to

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study after a break, we also have preparatory courses to build academic skills and confidence. The Lifelong Learning Centre is there to provide a welcoming ‘home’ for part-time and mature students. The University of Leeds is committed to becoming one of the top 50 universities in the world, and we already attract outstanding teachers and researchers from around the globe. We want our local communities in Leeds, Wakefield and throughout Yorkshire and the Humber to gain directly from our growing international reputation and from what the University has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the University of Leeds.

Professor Michael Arthur Vice-Chancellor

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Returning to study Returning to study can be a daunting experience, especially if you have been away from education for a while. The Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC) provides a range of support services designed to help ease your transition back to study.

Making choices As part of our free, impartial pre-entry guidance service, LLC staff are happy to talk to anyone thinking of returning to education, to help answer whatever interests and concerns they may have. Mature learners considering coming into higher education can make an appointment with our qualified Guidance Officer for free, impartial and confidential information and advice. This can include helping you to decide if part-time or full-time study is the right option for you; if you are ready to study at university level now, or if doing a preparatory course would be better; what your options are (including financial implications); or finding the right course for you. Support is also available in areas such as time management; enhancing your career opportunities; balancing work and study; how to apply; and taking your next step. If you are planning to join the University, we can put you in touch with a student already studying on that programme, so that you can find out what it’s really like and get some early questions answered.

For specific details about entry criteria see also the LLC entry requirements and admissions policy on the Application section of our website.

Workshops to prepare yourself for study The LLC runs a series of Academic Skills Support Workshops designed to introduce new students to the methods and techniques of academic study before starting their course. The workshops, which are likely to run over two days during the summer, are open to all who are interested and will begin studying in 2010/11. The sessions will equip you with a range of tools to tackle the tasks that a first year student will encounter and topics cover time management, essay-writing, IT and an introduction to the Library. More information, including dates, times, venues and booking information will be available from our website later this year.

Programmes to prepare you for university You don’t have to start by studying a Foundation Degree or honours degree. You can first take a short course, such as ‘Open Study’ or a ‘preparatory programme’ such as ‘Preparation for Higher Education’. These provide you with opportunities to experience university study and are designed to help provide you with the right skills should you wish to progress further.

Have I the right qualifications for university? Entry requirements will differ according to the programme chosen and there are various methods of assessing your potential, such as a written personal statement, ‘taster’ or ‘introductory’ courses, an interview, or writing an essay. Contact us to find out more.

Short Course Programmes, Islamic Studies You do not need formal qualifications, although you may be invited for an interview for some programmes. Please refer to the relevant sections in this prospectus for more detail.

PHE, University Certificates, Foundation Degrees, ‘Top-Up’ Degrees Each programme has different requirements; please refer to the relevant sections in this prospectus for more detail.

Certificates of Higher Education, Part-time degrees We accept a wide range of formal qualifications, such as A Levels, HNDs, BTECs, NVQs, Access qualifications, Open University Foundation Year Credits and many professional qualifications. If you do not have relevant formal qualifications, our Alternative Entry Scheme allows you to take account of your life and work experience when demonstrating your potential for success. You will be asked to complete work, set by interviewers, usually in the form of one or more essays chosen from a selection of titles and written at home within a given time-frame. Any additional entry criteria required for specific programmes will be detailed in the relevant A-Z subject listing of this prospectus. If you are looking to enter a programme with Accredited Prior Learning (APL), please provide details when you apply. You will not be charged tuition fees for any credits you are exempted from. The University Matriculation Scheme is run by the Lifelong Learning Centre for candidates referred by faculties who have made an application, but have not satisfied the requirement for a GCSE or equivalent in Maths or English.

Thinking about study but unsure where to start? A useful resource is the Thinking About Study section of our website (www.leeds.ac.uk/ lifelonglearningcentre). This provides information about what to expect, what support is available and who to contact to find out more. It includes a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section. Hopefully these FAQs will answer your questions, but don’t forget you can always contact us if there is anything else you need to know.

Studying has built my confidence and I am a changed person compared to when I started.

Will there be others like me? This can be one of the biggest worries, especially as people often think about stereotypical students – 18 year olds from fairly well-off backgrounds, who are intellectual and confident. In fact there are many types of people studying here. Students vary in age, from teenagers to over 60, and are from varied backgrounds and ethnicities. Most parttime and mature students are juggling their study with family and work commitments. Although this can be difficult at times, they feel the rewards more than make up for it. Our students may not all have thrived in school, but they have taken the plunge and returned to education at a later stage in their life, usually finding themselves pleasantly surprised at how much they enjoy it, and how good they are, at studying.

I would never have thought I’d be at University.

Why choose the University of Leeds? The University of Leeds is one of Britain’s top universities, with an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and resources. You can benefit from studying with us in several ways, such as: ● Furthering

your interest and knowledge of a subject.

● Improving

job prospects and career opportunities.

● Developing

confidence and self-esteem.

● Proving

to yourself, and others, that you can achieve, especially if you didn’t at school.

● A

dedicated Lifelong Learning Centre as a ‘home’ for its mature and part-time students, providing specialist support for adult learners (see page 10).

Further information about how to apply is available on page 49.

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For further information about the services and support mentioned in this section, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

For further information about the services and support mentioned in this section, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

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University life As one of Britain’s leading universities, we aim to make all our students feel ‘at home’ when at the university. Part-time students are encouraged to make full use of the university facilities, even if they may study on campus for only a few hours a week. Facilities include libraries, computer clusters, sports facilities along with recreational areas such as cafes, shops and bars.

How you study University study is intended to stretch your mind. You will be encouraged to find information for yourself, to weigh up different points of view and come to decisions for yourself. Our inspirational teaching staff, many of whom are world-class in their field, can help support you in meeting this challenge. Formal taught sessions form only a small part of the study week. In between taught sessions, you are expected to read about your subject, think about it, talk about it if possible, show an interest in it, and work on assignments that will be assessed. You are welcome to do your independent study on campus in the library or using a computer cluster.

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Part-time students tend to find they need to be very organised and to manage their time well. The University’s Lifelong Learning Centre and Skills Centre can help you in developing and enhancing these skills.

Attendance There are two broad patterns of part-time undergraduate study at the University. One is bespoke part-time programmes which are delivered in the evening or half-day release, details of which are provided in the specific programme entry. The second pattern opens up full-time programmes to part-time study and in such cases the pattern of study will depend on the full-time timetable for that programme. This may produce a very varied pattern of daytime attendance at the University.

IT & electronic communication Alongside taught sessions, a wealth of learning and other resources are available to students online through the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and Student Portal. These are invaluable in providing an easy-to-use ‘gateway’ to an array of information, resources and services across the University and beyond.

Leeds for Life First and foremost, as a student at the University of Leeds, you will be able to use some of Britain’s finest teaching, library and IT resources and facilities.

Class sizes tend to differ according to the type of programme. For our taster and preparatory programmes, short courses, and Foundation Degrees, class sizes tend to be smaller.

You may also wish to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the various student societies, activities and clubs, run through the excellent Students Union.

The way you are taught will also vary, but most programmes tend to have a combination of lectures, where you listen to the tutor and take notes, and seminars, where smaller groups discuss the subject in more detail.

Our Leeds for Life initiative is designed to ensure that students are supported in making the most of this whole range of opportunities, not only to gain the qualifications you want, but also to help realise your ambitions for job progression or further study

The language of university study If you are not used to university terminology, the following explanations may be helpful. The language of university study varies across institutions: this is what the terminology means at the University of Leeds. Credits. Each module is worth a certain number of credits, which are put towards the total number of credits you would need to study to complete a level. When you successfully pass a module, you will be awarded that number of credits. A set number of credits are required to achieve specific qualifications. Electives. If you are studying for an undergraduate degree programme, you will be required to take some modules as an essential requirement for your degree, and you may be able to make some choices of options. In addition, you can choose some modules, known as electives, from a very broad range of subjects that are of more general interest. Level. This refers to the level of difficulty of the module or programme, starting at level 0 for foundation and preparatory programmes, and level 3 for the highest undergraduate level. For full-time students, each year is roughly the same as one level. For part-time students, each level may take two years. However, you may take modules of different levels of difficulty in the same year.

Module. Programmes are usually divided into units of study known as modules. Each programme consists of several modules, each of which focuses on a different aspect of the programme. Each module carries a credit rating of either 10, 20, 30 or 40 credits and you take a set number of modules each year to build up to a specific qualification. Programme. A programme (or programme of study to give the full title) is another word for your course. The terms programme and course are often used interchangeably. At the University, qualifications and courses are usually referred to as programmes of study and are broken down into individual levels. The number of levels you need to complete a programme depends on the qualification you are aiming for. Each level of study is further broken down into a series of individual units known as modules. Terms and semesters. Although the administrative year is broken into terms as at school, most teaching takes place over longer time periods, referred to as semesters. These run from September through to January, and February through to June. Some programmes also have summer schools or courses.

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I was particularly impressed by the support offered. I had plenty of guidance and support from my course tutors and we had access to the same University resources, including the library, as other students. I found the support from the Guidance Officer invaluable when it came to completing my UCAS application for full-time study.

The Lifelong Learning Centre Our Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC) provides specialist support, services and programmes to mature and part-time undergraduate students at the University. We offer: ● Alternative

routes into higher education for adults who can benefit from a University of Leeds degree.

● Information,

advice, guidance and support for prospective and existing mature and part-time students.

● A

range of part-time programmes, courses and tasters, based on the campus and in local communities .

● A

flexible and responsive support service and ‘home’ for mature and part-time students at the University of Leeds.

The majority of our services and facilities are available to all mature and part-time undergraduate students, whether based in the LLC or another department. In the 2008/09 National Student Survey, 91% of Lifelong Learning Centre students gave us the highest satisfaction scores for their overall student experience.

Student experience

Peer support scheme

The University of Leeds is committed to providing a first-class student experience for all its students through stimulating teaching and supportive programme design and structure. This is reflected not only in the LLC’s own programmes, but in the advice, guidance and support we provide for part-time and mature students in a confidential and friendly environment. From your initial enquiry, through your introduction to university life and during your academic career, you will have plenty of formal and informal opportunities to receive information, advice and guidance from our experienced and sympathetic staff. In the 2008/09 National Student Survey, 91% of LLC students gave us the highest satisfaction scores for their overall student experience.

Our peer support scheme offers all mature and parttime students the opportunity to be put in contact with another student already at the University, who can act as a source of information and support.

When you start your course Induction and welcome events for new students The LLC offers three days of events, drop-ins and tours to familiarise yourself with the University, receive help and talk through your interests and concerns before most students arrive on campus. In 2010 these will be held on either 11 or 16 September and 17 September, and will provide opportunities to meet staff and other students, visit your faculty or department if relevant, socialise, see the Library and other facilities, receive study tips, and generally start to feel at home. You can attend some or all of the three days, as suits you. If you cannot come during the day, we are holding a welcome evening on 23 September 2010. Full details of these events, including an online booking form, will be available nearer the time from our website, www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre or by contacting us on (0113) 343 3212 or part-time@leeds.ac.uk

Administrative support Staff at the LLC can provide help and assistance with all aspects of the University’s student administrative processes, such as providing help with using electronic resources, including online registration and module enrolment and using the Library resources. Staff are also happy to arrange one-to-one support sessions for students.

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The lecturers are first-class and staff are really supportive of part-time students.

This service can be provided before you apply, after you have secured a place, at the start of your course, or at any time during it. More details are in our leaflet The Lifelong Learning Centre Peer Support Scheme.

During your studies

The Lifelong Learning Centre

A supportive ‘home’ through the Lifelong Learning Centre The LLC provides a ‘home’ for all part-time and mature undergraduates, in addition to support offered through your faculty, school or department. The LLC is located in the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building, situated at the heart of the campus. Within the LLC there is dedicated space for part-time and mature undergraduate students, where you can meet friends, have lunch or use one of our computers. We also have private interview rooms. You are welcome to drop into the LLC and make use of the resources available to you. Staff are here to help.

Progression and exit guidance At any time during your study, our Guidance Officer is available to discuss your next steps and whether progression to further study at the University, or elsewhere, is right for you. Exit guidance is available for anyone who needs to leave their studies earlier than anticipated for whatever reason, including changing course, transferring modules or options for returning to study in the future.

The LLC, Students Union, and other services provide a range of workshops, drop-ins, social events and other support throughout the year. We can also offer individualised support to build your confidence in areas such as, using the Library and getting used to computers. Our Services for Mature and Part-Time Students brochure provides more details about the support available. Social events The LLC hosts a monthly ‘mature student drop-in’, open to all mature students across the University, to provide an opportunity to meet and socialise with each other. In addition, three end-of-term socials are held, usually in December, March and June each year. Days and times are varied, to maximise the chance of parttime students being able to attend. All social events are advertised through posters on campus, the LLC website and electronic announcements.

Academic development and study skills Most LLC programmes are designed to develop your academic skills and understanding, as well as provide a supportive atmosphere for mature and part-time students. Workshops and other support are provided by the LLC and the Skills@Library service. The LLC also offers modules to help develop higher level skills in the first year of study. These can be especially useful to those who may have been away from education for some time and feel their skills may be a little rusty.

Personal and professional development (PDP) The University of Leeds is committed to offering all students the opportunity to enhance their academic, professional and personal skills. Depending on your programme of study, PDP is delivered alongside your study, through your course or in specially arranged sessions.

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The personal welcome made me feel that people were really doing their best to make the students feel comfortable with their new life at university.

Personal staff contacts All Certificate of Higher Education, Foundation Degree and honours degree students studying 60 credits or more each year, will have a personal tutor allocated to them under the Leeds for Life scheme. This will be a member of teaching staff from their academic department, whose responsibility it is to offer both academic and pastoral support throughout the duration of their programme. This means you will always have at least one named person to contact for advice and information.

Disability support

The Communities and Partnerships team in the LLC works to create opportunities for underrepresented groups to access and enjoy the benefits of higher education. Our collective expertise and proven track record in taking higher education to the community, ensures that we maintain an approach which is, at all times, focused on the needs of our target groups. Recently, we have been involved in developing a number of local initiatives in response to the challenges of the economic climate.

The LLC’s Disability Officer works alongside the University’s Disability Team to provide support for disabled students across the campus, and ensure that disability is not a barrier to educational achievement. The LLC’s Information for Students with a Disability leaflet, provides useful advice in the first instance, on such matters as car parking and financial support.

We develop our activities in close collaboration with a range of partner organisations and employers, which meets the requirements of adults learning in different settings, whether in the community or in the workplace.

Financial support

● Pre-entry

LLC staff are happy to provide information about fees, bursaries and financial support which may be available to you as a part-time student, depending on your programme of study and personal circumstances. In addition, we can also refer you to other expert services within the University.

I am not used to dealing with such helpful, well-planned, efficient and supportive organisations. I did not think such places existed any more.

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Communities and Partnerships

We undertake the following types of activity and delivery: advice, guidance and aspiration raising activities.

● Widening

participation activities, targeting specific groups of adults.

● Community

based accredited and non-accredited learning.

● Employer/employee

engagement and

Higher Level Skills. To find out more about the work of the Communities and Partnerships team, please contact us on (0113) 343 3229 or e.a.clark@leeds.ac.uk

Further information The LLC publishes several leaflets and brochures designed to help you before and during your studies and provide information about the specialist support available. These are available from our website and include: ● Services ● A

for Mature and Part-Time Students.

Student’s Guide to University Systems.

● Information ● Fees

● Using ● IT

for Students with a Disability.

and Financial Support for LLC Students. Computers at University.

Facilities for LLC Students.

Contact us Ring us, write to us, email us, drop in, or arrange to come in for a chat or interview. Feel welcome to contact us with questions about studying part-time, fees, support, the choices open to you, how to prepare for university, or just for leaflets about programmes that interest you. For more information please contact us on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit our website, www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

I realise now that I already have a lot of the skills needed and I do not think I will struggle too much – there is so much help out there!

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Student services and facilities Library At Leeds you will be using a Library with a national and international reputation. With over 2.8 million items in stock, it is one of the biggest and best libraries in the country. There are three libraries on the main campus – the Brotherton, Edward Boyle and Health Sciences libraries – which all offer silent, quiet and group study spaces, so you will be able to find a comfortable working environment to suit you. You don’t need to be on campus, as you can access an extensive range of materials including over 33,000 journals, a comprehensive collection of databases, e-books and reference materials, through the Library website (http://library.leeds. ac.uk/) at any time. You can also use our Library Catalogue to find our resources, renew books and to reserve items from your desktop. All our libraries offer computer clusters and wireless access is available throughout. Our Faculty Team Librarians are here to support you in your learning and research. For more information visit the website, http://library.leeds.ac.uk/

Skills@Library Skills@Library provides support for student learning, delivering a comprehensive programme of study skills workshops, online resources and advice. Developing personal skills, such as finding and managing information, academic writing, group work, time management and presentation skills will help you to fulfil your potential at University and throughout life. We also provide group working rooms with leading-edge IT facilities that include wireless internet access, video-conferencing and equipment to practise presentations. To find out more about how we support the student experience visit the website, http://skills.library.leeds.ac.uk/

IT Services As a University of Leeds student, you will have access to some of the finest computing facilities in the country. You will be automatically issued with a username which will enable you to access IT services on and off campus. You will, of course, have access to email, file storage and the internet, but our first class IT facilities are much more extensive than this.

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We provide computer rooms across campus, so you will never have to go far from your department to find a computer. Our facilities are centred around you – most computer rooms are open long hours and some are available 24/7, ensuring you can study when it suits you. The Portal (http://portal.leeds.ac.uk) is your web-based entry to University student services and information. Just login once to get access to all the information and links you need, from the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to your personal timetable, academic and social groups and much more. If you would rather use your own laptop, our wireless network covers most of the campus, and with the Desktop Anywhere service, you will always have secure access to your resources and a wide range of software, on campus or off. For more information see http://iss.leeds.ac.uk

Leeds University Union (Students Union) As a part-time student of the University, you are a full member of the Students Union with access to all its amenities and facilities. These include the Student Advice Centre, based in the Union, which provides free, independent, confidential advice and support to current and prospective students. The Centre provides information on many aspects of student welfare, including housing, university procedures, money advice (including debt, benefits, budgeting and student support) and health and wellbeing. It has been awarded the Community Legal Service Quality Mark. For more information contact (0113) 380 1290 or advice@luu.leeds.ac.uk, or visit www.leedsuniversityunion.org.uk/helpandadvice for initial advice and information.

Equality Service The Equality Service, along with the RNIB & the University of Leeds Transcription Centre, provides a range of guidance and support to all disabled and dyslexic students. Services available include: ● Assistance

with applications for Disabled Students Allowances.

● Appointments ● Guidance

and drop-in sessions.

on appropriate technology and support.

● Support

for deaf and hearing-impaired students e.g. note takers, sign language interpreters.

● Material

in alternative formats e.g. Braille, large print, tape.

● Individual

support and workshops for disabled and dyslexic students.

● Modified ● A

examination arrangements.

personal assistance scheme.

The Equality Service is a member of the National Network of Assessment Centres and can therefore provide assessments of study needs and support for disabled students applying for Disabled Students Allowances. Students are advised to register with the Equality Service at the earliest opportunity.

For more information contact them on (0113) 343 3927(calls via RNID typetalk are welcome), (0113) 343 2616 (textphone), (0113) 343 3944 (fax), disability@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website, www.equality.leeds.ac.uk For more information about the RNIB & the University of Leeds Transcription Centre contact them on (0113) 343 3929 or email leedstrans@rnib.org.uk

Careers Centre The University Careers Centre offers a wide range of services for students at all levels of study. Mature and part-time students are welcome to come and discuss: ● Career ● Jobs

change and development.

and employers that may interest them.

● Finding

appropriate work experience.

● Practical

help with applications and interviews.

Chaplaincy The main Christian churches and the Jewish Chaplaincy Board appoint Chaplains to work in cooperation with the University. Located in the Emmanuel Centre, the Chaplaincy provides drop-in pastoral and spiritual care, counselling, a common room and space for meditation and reflection. A Christian Chapel, Islamic Prayer rooms and a synagogue are all located on campus. For more information contact (0113) 343 5071 or chaplaincy@leeds.ac.uk

Counselling The Student Counselling Centre (SCC) offers free, professional, confidential individual counselling, therapeutic and psycho-educational groups, workshops, drop-in sessions, web-based self-help and on-line counselling for those who have problems with access. For more information visit www.leeds.ac.uk/studentcounselling or contact them on stucouns@adm.leeds.ac.uk or (0113) 343 4107.

Childcare Bright Beginnings Childcare Centre Leeds is the on campus childcare provider based in brand new facilities on Mount Preston Street. The Centre offers an exceptional environment, that can accommodate up to 144 children, aged between three months and five years. It also operates a holiday playscheme for children aged between five and eleven years. Staff ensure the implementation of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum and the Centre is inspected and registered with Ofsted Early Years. If you would like an information pack or just an informal discussion please get in touch on (0113) 343 1818 or email a.s.foley@ leeds.ac.uk. You will also find further information on our website www.brightbeginningschildcare.co.uk

Language Centre The Language Centre offers a range of services and facilities that can be used by all the University’s students, whether learning a foreign language, improving English skills or keeping up to date with world news. There is a dedicated Self-Access Area, where students can study languages independently. Resources include learning materials in over 40 different languages; an extensive collection of DVD, CD and video material, including foreign-language feature films and documentaries; international satellite television, for the study of languages; Computer Assisted Language Learning, and a dedicated Language Learning Adviser. For more information see their website, www.leeds.ac.uk/languages/lc_home.html

Brotherton Library

Sport and Physical Activity The University provides an excellent breadth of opportunity to keep healthy and get active, whether you want to participate for fun, at club level or elite level. These are exciting times for physical activity and sport at the University of Leeds. A £20 million spending plan is currently in operation to add first-rate facilities. This includes a 25m, 8 lane swimming pool and a 200 station health and fitness centre which opens in Spring 2010. This is in addition to the fantastic facilities already available, including 5 sports halls, climbing wall, squash courts, dance studios, a variety of synthetic and grass pitches, and two outdoor centres (in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales). In addition, there is the extensive Active Lifestyles programme, Intra Mural Sport competitions and Wellbeing activities. The Students Union has over 60 sports clubs which range from cycling to sub aqua. Teams compete at all levels in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and Leeds is currently ranked 13th in the country. It’s easy to join in: just pop along to the ARC in the Students Union. The University also supports world-class athletes in their academic and sporting lives through the Performance Sport programme. Current scholars include bronze medalist Paralympic swimmer Claire Cashmore and Olympic Triathlete Alistair Brownlee. All elite athletes studying at the University (full and part-time) are eligible to apply for a sports scholarship. More information is available at www.leeds.ac.uk/sport

University’s Student Support Network Throughout your studies, you can also take advantage of the wide range of services provided through the University’s Student Support Network www.leeds.ac.uk/ssn

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Available programmes of study The University offers part-time study across a variety of different programme types and subject areas, which lead to different qualifications. The general pattern, including levels, credits and the typical time taken for completion on a part-time basis, is as follows: Qualification

Total credits

Level(s)

Typical length of part-time study

Honours Degree (BA or BSc)

360

1+2+3

5-6 years

Foundation Degree or Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE)

240

1+2

3-4 years

Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)

120

1

2 years

University Certificate

60

1

1 year

Preparation for Higher Education (PHE)

60

0&1

1 year

The Lifelong Learning Centre’s range of programmes is designed so you can enter and exit at different points. For information about entry requirements, please see page 6. Programme Type Short Courses

Description

For more information see

These stand-alone courses are aimed at:

● Short

● Those

● Arabic

who would like to sample student life before choosing to continue on to higher qualifications. Or

● Those

Programmes, pathways and progression

and Islamic Studies

who wish to study primarily for interest.

Preparation for Higher Education (PHE)

A one year course designed to enable you to gain the knowledge and skills needed to progress onto a university degree programme.

● Preparation

University Certificates

Either a self-contained one year course such as Core Competencies for the Children’s Workforce or awards achieved by building up credit gained from short courses.

● Short

A two year programme equivalent to the first third (level one) of an honours degree. It can be a freestanding qualification or integrated within a degree programme.

● Arabic

A three year programme which can also form the first two levels of an honours degree. It is aimed at those already working in the relevant field who wish to acquire an academic, professionally relevant qualification.

● Child

A two year programme for those who already hold a relevant Foundation Degree and wish to ‘top-up’ to an honours degree.

● Child

These are part-time programmes leading to a single or joint honours degree. Typically these will take six years to complete, although some subjects offer fast-track routes that can take as little as four years. On many programmes it is possible to exit after two years of study with a Certificate of Higher Education.

● A-Z

Certificates of Higher Education

Foundation Degrees

‘Top-up’ Degrees

Honours Degrees

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Course Programmes

for Higher Education Course Programmes

● Arabic

and Islamic Studies

● Child

and Family Welfare

and Islamic Studies

● A-Z

subject section and Family Welfare

● Learning

and Teaching

and Family Welfare

● Learning

and Teaching

subject section

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Home/EU part-time undergraduate fees 2010/11 Fees given are for self-funded students only. Please contact the LLC to discuss rates for employer sponsored fees. Programme type

Financial support arrangements

Money matters How much will it cost? Depending on your course and your personal circumstances, including household income, you can study from as little as nothing at all. We offer a bursary of approximately 50% of fees to all self-funding part-time students studying for their first degree and you may be eligible for up to a further 50% financial support for the rest of your fees. For other part-time programmes such as Foundation Degrees, we offer competitive fees, and financial support towards your fees is also available. Our short courses and preparatory programmes are also competitively priced and we offer reduced fees for people on means-tested benefits. The information opposite is for home/EU part-time undergraduate students only. For fees for part-time undergraduate international students, please visit the Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC) website, wwww.leeds.ac.uk For any further information please contact the LLC on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website Please note that cost and financial support arrangements for our Healthcare programmes differ; for more information please refer to the contact details in the A-Z subject section.

Potentially your combined grants and bursary could more than cover the total cost of fees.

There are several schemes to provide financial support for part-time students from both the University of Leeds and the government. Unlike student loans, these do not have to be paid back. Eligibility varies according to your personal circumstances, the programme and how much you study. For most programmes where students may not be eligible for support, the fees are set at much lower rates. The financial support arrangements detailed in the table opposite refer to home students only, although EU students who have been resident for over three years may also be eligible. EU students should also consult the LLC website and the LLC’s Fees and Financial Support for Non-UK Students booklet.

Per No. of credits

Standard Concessionary fee fee* (if available)

Financial support arrangements (for self-funded home students only). Contact the LLC for details of how to apply and to check eligibility

Short Course Programmes – taught in the community

10

£80

£35

20

£160

£65

Support from the University’s Access to Learning Fund to help meet programme-related costs such as childcare, books, travel and tuition fees is available. You would not have to pay this back.

Short Course Programmes – taught on campus

10

£120

£35

20

£240

£65

£200

£80

Support from the University’s Access to Learning Fund to help meet programme-related costs such as childcare, books, travel and tuition fees is available for a level one module only. You would not have to pay this back.

£940

-

Fee grant

-

If your household income is less than £25,420 a year, you may be eligible for a government fee grant of up to £820 for 60 credits or £985 for 80 credits, which you would not have to pay back. Plus

Preparation for Higher Education (PHE) including Psychology pathway Foundation Degrees

80

Certificate of Core Competencies in the Children’s Workforce

60

£720

Course grant If your household income is less than £28,065 a year, you may be eligible for a government course grant of up to £265, which you would not have to pay back.

For more information about the course grant and fee grant, including further income allowances for students with dependants, please contact Student Finance England on 0845 300 50 90, Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 8.00pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am to 5.30pm or visit www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance In exceptional cases there may be small amounts of additional support available for LLC students from the LLC student Bursary Fund. This is available to support LLC students in need of financial help for course fees, or programme-related costs (e.g. travel, childcare, books). All cases will be considered on individual merit by the Bursary Fund Committee, with priority given to those in financial need who have exhausted other possible means of support. Disabled students on some part-time undergraduate programmes may be eligible for Disabled Students Allowances (DSA). If you think you may be eligible you are strongly encouraged to enquire about this at an early stage. Contact the University’s Equality Service on (0113) 343 3927 or email disability@leeds.ac.uk for more information. If you already hold an equivalent or higher level qualification, the fee and support arrangements may differ.

Support from the University’s Access to Learning Fund to help meet programme-related costs such as childcare, books, travel and tuition fees is available. You would not have to pay this back.

Potentially your combined grants could add up to £1,250 a year for the Foundation Degree or £1,085 a year for the Certificate in Core Competencies, which would more than cover the total cost of fees. Additional support from the University’s Access to Learning Fund may be available to help meet programme-related costs, such as childcare, books and travel. Top-up degrees Part-time honours degrees Certificates of Higher Education

See part-time degrees & Certificates of Higher Education** 60

£1,645

-

University of Leeds bursary £825 University bursary for all self-financing students who have not previously studied at HE level. This bursary is paid automatically, regardless of your household income and you do not have pay the money back. Plus

Fee grant If your household income is less than £25,420 a year, you may be eligible for a government fee grant of up to £820 for 60 credits, which you would not have to pay back. Plus

Course grant If your household income is less than £28,065 a year, you may be eligible for a government course grant of up to £265, which you would not have to pay back. Potentially your combined grants and bursary could add up to £1,910 a year, which would more than cover the total cost of fees. Additional support from the University’s Access to Learning Fund may be available to help meet programme-related costs such as childcare, books and travel. *For those in receipt of the following benefits: Income Support; Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance or New Deal Allowance; Working Tax Credit; Housing Benefit or Local Housing Allowance; Pension Credit, Carer’s Allowance; Council Tax Benefit; Income-based Employment Support Allowance (n.b. proof will be required). **This fee does not apply for those progressing directly from a LLC Foundation Degree with a break in study of one year or less. Students who are planning to continue from their Foundation Degree to a top-up degree should contact the LLC for more information.

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Short course programmes Selected individual modules can be taken on a part-time basis as short courses. Students have a base within the Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC) as well as access to the full range of facilities of the university, including our excellent library and research facilities and lively social, cultural and sports events.

Short courses as a step into university study Short courses can be a first step into a certificate or degree programme for those who do not have experience of university study. They are an ideal opportunity to try out different subjects, build your academic skills, and experience what it is like to be a student before deciding whether to commit to a whole programme.

Personal and professional development Short courses may be taken for the sheer pleasure of learning, as well as to build knowledge and skills that may have benefits in a job or voluntary role.

Open Study Programme

Self-Directed Study

Entry Qualifications

If progression onto further study is your aim, then our Open Study Programme provides a framework in which study on short courses is integrated with tutorial support and guidance from LLC staff experienced in working with mature students. As an Open Study student you will also take an academic skills module that is designed to help build the confidence and competencies that make for successful study.

Those studying for personal and professional development may enrol on short courses through our Certificate of Self-Directed Study (CSDS).

Applicants must be ready for university level study. This will normally be demonstrated through prior educational experience. Prospective students may be invited for an informal interview.

What you study The range of modules available to Open Study students is very broad and extends across the arts and social sciences as well as some science disciplines. Modules may be taken from the LLC or from selected provision of academic schools. According to your choices, you may find yourself studying in relatively small groups with other part-time adult learners, or in lectures and tutorials alongside full-time undergraduates. As an Open Study student you will automatically receive individual advice and guidance on your choice of modules.

Progression Open Study is designed to facilitate progression. Your tutor will work with you on identifying appropriate opportunities. These may include undergraduate certificate and degree programmes of the University. Students who complete 60 credits on the programme, including an Academic Skills module, will receive a University Open Study Certificate.

Study involves assessment, the award of credit and a University of Leeds Certificate once you have gained 60 credits. LLC staff are available, on request, to give academic advice and guidance to students on the programme, although it is expected that learners will function with a high degree of independence.

What you study CSDS students choose from a range of LLC modules where you will undertake assessed study in relatively small groups with other part-time adult learners. Subjects include Business Management; Creative Writing; Arabic and Islamic Studies; Child and Family Welfare; Professional Skills and Learning Support.

Progression Although the programme does not have a built-in focus on progression, any student who would like to move on to a certificate or degree will receive support and guidance from LLC staff. Students who complete 60 credits on the CSDS programme will receive a University Certificate of Self-Directed Study.

Further information For information, guidance or an application form for either of these programmes, please contact the LLC on (0113) 343 7890, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website, www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre Further details of LLC modules for 2010/11 will be published on the website from July 2010. Programme costs are based on the number of credits taken; individual courses are usually 20 credits. For further information on course costs and financial support arrangements, please see page 18. Depending on your financial circumstances, additional financial support may be available for students who are new to higher education. For details on how to apply please see page 49.

Entry Qualifications

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No formal qualifications or experience are needed to study on the programme. However, evidence of readiness for study will form part of the admissions interview.

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Arabic and Islamic Studies Our part-time Arabic and Islamic Studies programme aims to take you on a journey through Asia and the Middle East to give you an insight into Islam and the Muslim world. Our programme offers a range of courses: from Arabic language to an exploration of the issue of women’s rights in Islam; from the fascinating history of Islam to the study of religious texts and Islamic Law. In addition, we explore some of the issues facing Muslims in Britain and Western Societies. You will be given the opportunity to challenge the misconceptions held about Islam including terrorism, fundamentalism and the oppression of women. Module Code

Module Title

Duration

Credits

LLLC1063

Arabic for Beginners 1 This course will enable students with no previous knowledge of the Arabic language to develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening and to obtain an understanding of the principles of phonology and script.

22 weeks

20

LLLC1064

Arabic for Beginners 2 This module will enable students who have completed Arabic for Beginners 1 or have equivalent knowledge to develop their use and understanding of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

22 weeks

20

LLLC1065

Essential Skills in Arabic This module will enable students who have completed Arabic for Beginners 2 or have equivalent knowledge to develop a comprehensive understanding of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in Arabic.

22 weeks

20

Intermediate Skills in Arabic This module will enable students who have completed Essential Skills in Arabic or have equivalent knowledge to apply their knowledge and to improve their language skills, and be more confident in their use of the language

22 weeks

Introduction to Arabic Language This introductory course will introduce you to the Arabic alphabet and sounds. It will cover grammar and the construction of the basic Arabic sentence. Teaching methods are interactive so that speaking and listening skills will be developed by means of role-play, pair and group discussion and by using a range of audiovisual materials. You will acquire a useable Arabic vocabulary, as well as explore some aspects of Arab culture and society.

22 weeks

LLLC1067

Introduction to Islamic History and Civilisation (6th-13th Centuries) This module is intended to give an introduction to the history and culture of Islamic civilisation.

22 weeks

20

LLLC1066

Introduction to Interpreting the Qur’an and Hadith This module aims to give insight and understanding into the key themes of the Qur’an and Hadith. It also offers interpretations of the major texts of the Qur’an and Hadith

22 weeks

20

LLLC1086

LLLC1085

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The programme consists of 14 level one modules (subject to availability). It is up to you how many you wish to study and how long for, although please note that you cannot take more than 80 credits in one academic year. Each module can be studied individually as an end in itself or can be used to build towards University Certificates in Islamic Studies and Arabic Language and the Arabic and Islamic Studies Certificate of Higher Education. Modules may also serve as a pathway onto the University’s full-time degree programme in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies.

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Module Code

Module Title

Duration

Credits

LLLC1060

Introduction to Islamic Law This module will provide the student with an insight into key aspects of the Islamic Law and Jurisprudence.

22 weeks

20

LLLC1061

Introduction to Islam This module will provide an introduction to the key themes of Islamic belief and worship practices.

22 weeks

20

LLLC1074

Introduction to Hadith This module will give insight and understanding into the difference between the Qur’an and Hadith, also the meaning of Hadith, its concept and its authority in Islam. The module will also provide an introduction to the structure, preservation and historical aspects of Hadith, and the books of Hadith and their Scholars.

22 weeks

20

LLLC1319

Islamic Legal Theory and Interpretation This module will introduce students to Islamic legal theory and Interpretation in the context of its increasing importance in family and social life. It will discuss the nature and development of Islamic Law (Shari’a) and deal with traditional law as applied by the four schools of Sunni Islam. The module also looks at the application of Islamic Family Law in diasporic communities using the United Kingdom as a case study and the law of Personal Status (marriage, divorce).

22 weeks

20

LLLC1321

Women, Culture and Islam This module is designed to give students an insight into how women are perceived in Islam, covering their rights, status, and the stereotypes associated with this role. The module examines the influence of culture and tradition in different societies. In addition, Muslim women’s image in the west, including the women’s rights movement, Feminism, and equality will be explored.

11 weeks

10

LLLC1068

Women and Islam This module will provide an introduction to the position of Islam regarding the status and role of women as contained in the Qur’an and Hadith and a critical appreciation of the distinction between teachings of Islam and diverse cultural practices. The module also focuses on the central aspects of the relationship between Islam and feminism.

11 weeks

10

LLLC1304

Islam in Western Societies This module will introduce a series of themes including religious studies methodology; the history of Muslim-Christian relations; the role of the media in the production and circulation of discourses about Islam; and the politics of multiculturalism in western societies. Students will also reflect from the perspective of Muslims on the issues facing Muslim communities in Britain/the West.

11 weeks

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“I expected to stop studying when I left school, like my older brothers and sisters had done. However, while I was in the sixth-form I signed up for the extra curricular Arabic for Beginners 1 course taught at my school by the LLC. This is where I first came to learn about the Arabic and Islamic Studies Programme. I went on to study two more courses with the LLC; Introduction to the Qur’an and Hadith, and Introduction to Islamic Law. The support I received from the tutors and advice received from the LLC’s Guidance Officer encouraged me to consider pursuing my interest in studying. So I decided to apply for the full-time Islamic Studies degree in the University’s Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies department, using the credits gained from the LLC courses as my entry qualification. I would not have considered applying for a degree before I came onto the Arabic and Islamic Studies Programme. It’s great that the University runs courses in local community venues; I really value them because they are open to all. What’s more, discussions between students can lead to a greater understanding of Islam and will have a positive impact on community cohesion. The Programme was very useful to me, it not only increased my knowledge but also my confidence and it encouraged me to consider studying at degree level. I graduated this summer and would now like to do a PGCE to become a qualified teacher. My family are very proud of me as I am the first graduate in my family.” Shamaila, former Arabic and Islamic Studies student and BA Islamic Studies graduate.

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We also plan to introduce new modules, such as Islam and Music, Islam and Finance, and Sufism during the year. See our website for the latest information.

What you study As already noted, each module can be studied individually as an end in itself. However, if you wish to work towards one of the 60 credit University certificates or the 120 credit Arabic and Islamic Studies Certificate of Higher Education, then please see the module structures opposite.

How you study Each module involves attending a weekly two hour seminar, many of which are based in local community venues. The programme is currently running at the following off campus venues: Leeds

Building Blocks Roundhay School Bradford

Bradford Central Library

University Certificate in Islamic Studies

Claremont Community Centre

In order to gain 60 credits, you will study two 20 credit compulsory modules:

St Edmunds Nursery School

● Introduction

to Interpreting the Qur’an and Hadith.

● Introduction

to Islamic History and Civilisation (6th-13th Centuries).

You also study a further 20 credits from the following module choices: ● Introduction

to Islamic Law

● Introduction

to Islam

● Introduction

to Hadith

● Women ● Islam

and Islam

in Western Societies

● Islamic

Legal Theory and Interpretation

● Women,

Culture and Islam

University Certificates in Arabic Language

Belle Vue Girls’ School Farcliffe & Lilicroft Centre Batley

Indian Muslim Welfare Society Al-Hikmah Centre

Keighley

Keighley Association for Women and Children’s Centre

Addresses and maps for the above centres are available on the Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC) website www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre Alternatively, if you would prefer a paper copy, please contact the LLC on (0113) 343 1770 or part-time@leeds.ac.uk

Entry Requirements Arabic for Beginners 2 module requires Arabic for Beginners 1 or equivalent. Essential Skills in Arabic module requires Arabic for Beginners 2, or Introduction to Arabic Language or equivalent.

You can choose to study either Scheme A or Scheme B to complete 60 credits. The key difference is under Scheme B you will learn more intensively and acquire more knowledge.

Intermediate Skills in Arabic requires Essential Skills in Arabic or equivalent.

For Scheme A, you will study three 20 credit compulsory modules in the following order:

Progression

● Arabic

for Beginners 1

● Arabic

for Beginners 2

● Essential

Skills in Arabic

For Scheme B, you will study three 20 credit compulsory modules in the following order: ● Introduction ● Essential

Otherwise, there are no formal entry requirements.

If you gain 60 credits this may be used as an entry route onto the full-time degree courses in the Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies department. Students who are interested in progressing onto a full-time degree course should contact the Undergraduate Admissions tutor Dr Mustapha Sheikh (0113) 343 9113 for further information.

to Arabic Language

Skills in Arabic

● Intermediate

Skills in Arabic

Following the successful completion of one of the 60 credit certificates you could progress to the Certificate of Higher Education in Arabic and Islamic Studies. For more information please contact us.

Further information ● For

more information about the programme, please contact the LLC on (0113) 343 1770 or part-time@ leeds.ac.uk or visit their website, www.leeds.ac.uk/ lifelonglearningcentre

Preparation for Higher Education (PHE) is specially designed to help you gain the knowledge, skills and confidence you would need to go to university. Alongside other adults, you would study in a friendly atmosphere, with plenty of support to meet your needs. All classes are taught by University of Leeds staff with many years experience of teaching adults. Taught at our Leeds campus, this pathway runs from mid-September to June on Tuesday or Thursday evenings and some Saturdays.

What you study ● Academic

and Personal Development with Vocational Studies supports you to develop and reflect on your academic study skills so you are ready for university, and introduces you to potential career routes, such as Teaching, Social Work and Health professions.

● Computer

Skills for Effective Study.

● Applied

Social Studies introduces you to writing in an academic context through studying people in society.

● Students

wanting to go on to study Teaching, Nursing or Dental Hygiene and Therapy, study an additional two modules in Human Biology alongside the PHE.

New for 2010…Preparation for Psychology Pathway We are planning a new pathway which focuses on the development of skills for studying Psychology at university. This is being supported by the University’s Institute of Psychological Studies. More information, including programme content, will be available later in the year from the Lifelong Learning Centre.

● For

information on the programme’s cost and financial support arrangements, please see page 18.

● For

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Technorth Family Learning Centre

Preparation for Higher Education

information on how to apply, please see page 49.

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Arabic and Islamic Studies See page 22.

Biological Sciences The University offers part-time routes through several Biological Science programmes. Initially, at level one, you would study a wide range of topics to give you a broad biological background. Later on, in levels two and three, you study more specialised topics at the cutting edge of the subject area.

Progression Successful completion of the PHE pathway will enable you to progress onto advanced study within higher education, by being able to demonstrate the academic and personal skills required. Alternatively, you could continue to study for a Certificate in Higher Education in Lifelong Learning, with the 60 credits gained counting towards the total 120 credits needed to complete this. Successful former PHE students have gone on to study a variety of subjects such as Teaching, Nursing, Dental Hygiene and Therapy*, Computing, English, Social Science, History, Law and many more. Successful students are also guaranteed an interview for the University‘s Social Work degree and Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management.

BSc (Hons) Biology “Since starting PHE I’ve never looked back. It is very professionally run and the tutors really encourage you to succeed – and all at a good price. Study only takes one year, whereas other access courses can take twice as long. The amenities were first class and the buildings were very impressive. I left school at 14 and although I had always been interested in learning new things and had been to college I never considered university – it’s a level I couldn’t even aspire to. Now I’m starting my English degree here at Leeds. It’s a fantastic course, I thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a terrific amount. I’m not surprised it is so popular!” Colin, completed PHE 2009, now studying for a BA English degree

All applicants will be interviewed in order to give us an opportunity to discuss your prior learning, readiness for progression to university and choice of future study programme.

Further information ● For

more information about PHE, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on (0113) 343 8760, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website, www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

● For

information on the cost and financial support arrangements for the PHE pathway, please see page 18.

● For

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information on how to apply please see page 6.

BSc (Hons) Zoology ● Typically

you would study for six years to complete the BSc degree.

● These

programmes are taught during the daytime at our main Leeds campus.

Biology Biology is the study of life. If you have a wide-ranging interest in biology and have not yet decided to specialise, this is the programme for you.

Ecology and Environmental Biology

*dependent on already holding a full dental nurse qualification.

Entry requirements

BSc (Hons) Ecology and Environmental Biology

A-Z Subject listing

A-Z Subject listing

“Before starting the PHE course I was a full-time mother and really out of practice at studying. However I was eager to pursue a career in nursing and PHE was perfect in helping me gain the confidence to take the next step. I really cannot thank all the tutors on the PHE for enabling my ambition to come true, their help and support throughout the course was brilliant. I am now a student nurse at the University of Leeds and the benefits of the PHE course are already showing. I no longer feel daunted, the skills I came away with have really been beneficial and above all I feel more confident. I would truly encourage anyone to enrol on the PHE course. If like me they are a little out of practice and would like to fulfil their ambition, it really will help.”

Ecology is the study of animals and plants and how they interact with one another and their environment. The topic forms a bridge between biology and the environmental sciences. The programme has recently expanded to bring in more options for exploring the geographical and environmental aspects of the topic.

Zoology Zoology is the study of animals, how they function, evolve and interact. From evolutionary biology and animal behaviour to eco-physiology and bioacoustics, we teach a huge range of modules in whole organism biology, providing one of the widest choices of programmes available at any university.

Andrea, completed PHE 2007, now studying for her Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Adult) For further information, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

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● Typically

you would study for two years to complete the Certificate of Higher Education and a further three years to complete the BA degree.

● The

Certificate of Higher Education/BA (Hons) Business Management The Certificate of Higher Education combines an excellent grounding in fundamental management concepts with an emphasis on personal and professional development. Small, friendly classes are facilitated by experienced tutors and you will be able to apply your learning to practical issues in your workplace. The course includes an introduction to management roles and functions, organisational behaviour, introductory economics, and a practical workplace project. Support for underpinning skills in IT, numeracy and professional development is also provided.

Business Management The part-time Business Management portfolio provides an opportunity for you to gain a prestigious University of Leeds degree or Certificate of Higher Education, whilst continuing work. Our programmes are designed to suit your needs, whether you are climbing the career ladder and want a formal qualification or are just interested in enhancing your knowledge and experience through a free standing management module.

Successful completion of the Certificate of Higher Education represents the first third of the honours degree. Students who continue onto the part-time BA Business Management will study marketing, human resources, accounting, operations management and strategic management, together with tailored workplace projects and a number of optional modules. Depending on the length, level and relevance of your work experience, you may be able to fast track to parttime postgraduate study after successful completion of the Certificate of Higher Education. The available options are the part-time MBA run by Leeds University Business School or the part-time MBS run by Trinity & All Saints College.

The Business Management Portfolio

● Additional

entry criteria: Applicants must demonstrate numeracy skills equivalent to GCSE Maths grade C, either via a formal qualification or through successfully completing the LLC numeracy assessment. You will normally be expected to have work experience, such as would give you an appreciation of a range of different roles or work-settings and/or management responsibilities.

New for 2010 For those planning to take the Certificate of Higher Education as an end in itself, we are broadening the choice of modules to provide opportunity for study of topics such as HR management, marketing and project managment. More information about these new modules will be available later in the year from the Lifelong Learning Centre (contact details below).

Bespoke Courses for Employers We also work directly with employers to design and deliver bespoke, relevant training tailored to the public and private sector. Examples include training days, workshops, lectures and short courses. For more information, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre using the contact details below.

Short Courses for Employers FAST TRACK

MBA

Short Courses

As part of our Open Study programme (see page 20) you can study one or both of our stand-alone management courses. You will be taught in small, friendly classes, which take place on one evening per week for either 11 or 22 weeks. Available courses are:

Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management

Introduction to Management (11 evening classes) 10 credits

BA (Hons) Business Management

Bespoke Courses for Employers

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Certificate of Higher Education is taught on Thursday evenings together with occasional Monday evenings. The BA degree is taught on one day a week. All classes are held at the Business School on the Leeds campus.

For further information, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

Explore the different areas of management including: human resource management, marketing, managing business operations and developing strategy.

MBS

Organisational Behaviour (22 evening classes) 20 credits Discover how employees are motivated, how to improve communication at work and how to manage change effectively whilst looking at wider issues of organisational structure, culture and politics. Providing you meet the entry requirements, you would be able to use the credits gained from these courses towards the Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management. “I decided to start a part-time degree to prove to myself I could achieve academically despite being told the opposite at school. I also wanted to develop my career and had reached the stage where I needed a degree to progress. I chose this course because of the reputation of the University of Leeds and because of the variety and relevance of the course content. One of the benefits of this course is that the learning doesn’t just stop when you get your degree certificate. The course focuses on the skills and knowledge that matter in the workplace and I am still using them today. Since graduating, I have been promoted and I am now working at a higher level, with greater responsibility and lead a team of staff. I would recommend anyone thinking of studying part-time to take the plunge and go for it and I actively encourage my staff to undertake lifelong learning. I am proud of what I achieved and have my degree certificate on show in my office, which always provides an ice-breaker and encourages others to follow in my footsteps.” Kalvinder, Business Management graduate

For further information, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

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The Lifelong Learning Centre offers a full range of part-time programmes in Child and Family Welfare, from Certificate level through to Foundation and honours degrees.

University Certificate of Core Competencies for the Children’s Workforce Foundation Degree Family Support BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies ● Typically

you would study for one year to complete the Certificate of Core Competencies and a further two years to complete the Foundation Degree. If you were to continue onto the BA degree, you would study for a further two years.

● The

Certificate of Core Competencies and the Foundation Degree are taught at our main Leeds campus on Tuesday afternoons. The BA degree is taught in two, three day blocks during the daytime at the Leeds campus.

Child and Family Welfare

● Additional

entry criteria: Students need to be engaged in relevant work (paid or voluntary) with a minimum of 3 hours contact each week with children and families. All applicants are asked to write a brief piece (500 – 700 words) about why you want to join the course and what experience you have in the family support field. For the BA degree you would need a relevant Foundation Degree or professional experience (see section below).

Certificate of Core Competencies for the Children’s Workforce

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

The Certificate is ideal for those working in the field, who wish to opt for a shorter programme designed to give a thorough and practical understanding of the Core Competencies for the Children’s Workforce. It consists of three modules, shared with the Foundation Degree, on safeguarding children, child development and multi-agency working. On successful completion, you may either exit the programme with the University Certificate or continue on to our Foundation Degree in Family Support.

If you have already completed a relevant Foundation Degree in the children and families area, you can convert your Foundation Degree into a full honours degree, by taking this two-year ‘top-up’ degree. You may also be eligible for this programme if you are managing a child care setting – entry in these circumstances is by way of a portfolio.

Foundation Degree The programme is aimed at people who are working or volunteering within a family support environment. This may be in a local community setting, part of a national organisation or as part of a local authority centre (such as Sure Start children’s centres). We are particularly looking for students who are keen to develop a deeper understanding of the work that they are doing with children and families. A Foundation Degree will demonstrate that you have undergone a rigorous course of academic study relevant to your work. This can be regarded as an end in itself, or provide you with the opportunity to progress to a full honours degree. On successful completion, there is a guaranteed progression route onto a ‘top-up’ programme, leading to the University’s BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies. Work experience and continuing engagement with your workplace, is a key element of the programme. Core modules consider safeguarding children, child development in the social context, multi-agency working in child welfare and family support and child abuse. A very popular Supporting Families summer school is run each year. On completion of the course you will have developed the following:

The Child and Family Welfare Portfolio

● An

understanding of theoretical perspectives and approaches in Child Welfare and family support.

Certificate of Core Competencies

● The

ability to demonstrate competence in all aspects of the delivery of family support.

This programme consists of six modules, each currently taught in two, three day blocks during the daytime at our main Leeds campus. Taught modules provide opportunity for deeper understanding of such topics as leadership in children’s centres, and child welfare and young children. Research is a major component and you will be introduced to a range of research skills and have opportunity to apply these through a research project on a negotiated topic within the field of childhood studies. The University has worked in partnership with EM Direct (a CWDC Approved Provider for EYPS) to enable our BA graduates to fast-track onto the short pathway to achieve Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). ”Studying has boosted my confidence, as I now have a good understanding of the policies that affect my area of work. Every module is relevant to my job, and I think that you gain a better understanding of something when you have had a lecture on it, discussed it, researched it and then written an essay about it. As a working single parent it was not easy to juggle the workload, but there was always a sense of achievement (and relief!) when I handed in my assignments. In addition, every module is relevant to my job. I have met some really nice people on the course, both fellow students and tutors. I like being on campus and especially in the library as it has a great feel to it. Last year I graduated from the Foundation Degree, and that was a really special day that I will always remember.” Justine, current BA Early Childhood Studies student and Foundation Degree graduate

● A

deeper knowledge of structures and professional roles in family support.

Foundation Degree Family Support

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

EYPS

● Through

reflective practice, a deeper understanding of your own professional development and the impact on your practice of professional standards framework.

Direct Entry with Experience

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For further information, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

For further information, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

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Childhood Studies

Classics

Counselling

The Childhood Studies programme offers the opportunity to explore in depth some of the most challenging and fundamental issues concerning children, young people and their families in the twenty-first century. 

The study of Classics will suit those who are interested in the literature, history and culture of the ancient world. Our Classical Civilisation programme is designed to make the ancient world accessible to as many students as possible.  You do not have to study Classical Greek or Latin, although you may take a language at beginners level if you wish. Programmes involving Greek and/or Latin language are also available. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Department of Classics directly on (0113) 343 3537 or classics@leeds.ac.uk for further details.

Our Counselling programme is aimed at those with some experience in a helping role or prior basic counselling skills training. Students will need to participate in group, pair and individual experiential learning activities and have a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development.

Certificate of Higher Education/BA (Hons) Childhood Studies ● Typically,

you would study for two years to complete the Certificate of Higher Education and a further three to four years to complete the BA degree.

● The

programme is taught during the daytime at our main Leeds campus.

This exciting degree offers rigorous, interdisciplinary academic study in the fields of childhood; education; sociology; social policy; educational/social psychology and child welfare.  The programme is designed for both school leavers and mature students.  It aims to meet the increasing demand for well qualified specialists able to work with children and their families, both in the community and in the institutions which meet their needs.  Successful completion of the programme provides a firm foundation for careers in a wide range of areas, or postgraduate study leading to a professional qualification in teaching or social work. The degree programme focuses on three main areas:

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Childhood

Specifically, the study of the theories and context of childhood (social, sociological, material, cultural, psychological and political) and child and family health and welfare.

Education

This includes a consideration of the past and present, social and political context of education; philosophical and pedagogical perspectives; inclusion and the international educational context.

Culture

This includes the study of culture and identity; cultural entitlement; childhood and youth culture and cultural industries.

Certificate of Higher Education/BA (Hons) Classical Civilisation ● Typically

you would study for two years to complete the Certificate of Higher Education and a further three to four years to complete the BA degree.

● The

programme is taught during the daytime at our main Leeds campus.

On this programme you will learn about the foundations of western civilisation, giving yourself insight into all kinds of issues of relevance today, from democracy to the Olympic Games. For the Certificate of Higher Education (level one) you will study Greek and Roman political and cultural history and ancient literature in English translation – e.g. Homer’s Odyssey or Ovid’s Metamorphoses – along with a selection of other modules, which will offer you the opportunity to study wider aspects of the ancient world, e.g. ancient Greek Philosophy, or the ancient world in modern media. You also take elective modules, which may include an introduction to Classical Archaeology or a beginners ancient language, or may be taken from other departments. Those who wish to progress to the full degree (levels two and three) would then go on to study core modules on Homer’s Iliad and Virgil’s Aeneid, as well as a choice of modules from a range of specialised subjects. These change from year to year, but typically include topics in Greek and Latin literature in English translation and broader cultural topics. At level three, you will continue to develop your knowledge in specialised topics as well as taking on a module of independent learning in the form of a dissertation. The study of Classical Civilisation at this level helps you develop a wide range of intellectual skills. These include independence of thought; capacity for critical reflection and judgement; ability to gather, memorise, organise and deploy information; ability to extract key elements from data and identify and solve associated problems; ability to marshal argument and present material both orally and in written form.

For further information, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

University of Leeds Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory ● Attendance

one half day per week for one year.

● Entry

criteria: Normally 120 credits at HE level 2 or APEL process, AND EITHER prior attendance on an introductory counselling skills programme OR relevant experience of working with others in a helping role. The programme aims to help you: ● Gain

a grounding in theories of counselling.

● Develop

an understanding of specific life events and experiences such as loss, depression and stress and their significance.

● Build

and practise your counselling skills.

● Understand

aspects of the counselling process.

● Develop

aspects of personal and professional awareness.

This programme comprises two modules: Counselling Theory and Applications, and Counselling Skills and Processes. Seminars, group activities and skills practice sessions are intended to encourage selfreflection, so you will need to have a keen interest in increasing self-awareness, both in terms of your experience of life events and when practising in the roles of counsellor and client with other students on the programme. You will be expected to explore personal issues in a Learning Journal as well as in the role of client to other trainees in counselling skills practice. You will also be expected to participate in the group, paired and individual experiential learning activities that form an integral part of this programme. The programme is assessed through a taped skills session with another programme member and several pieces of written work. The assignments are designed to show how you can apply the knowledge and skills learned to practice situations and self-understanding.

Further training On successful completion of the Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory you would be able to apply for further training in counselling. The School of Healthcare offers a Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited) and MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

For further information, please contact the School of Healthcare on (0113) 343 1455, admissions@healthcare.leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: http://healthcare.leeds.ac.uk

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Earth and Environment There is a wide choice of part-time programmes available in this increasingly topical subject area. The programmes aim to produce students well qualified for employment in environmental or geophysical organisations, in both the private and the public sectors. Career prospects in all areas of the environment should be good as environmental issues and regulations become commonplace.

Certificate of Higher Education/ BSc (Hons) Environment and Business Certificate of Higher Education/ BSc (Hons) Environmental Conservation Certificate of Higher Education/ BSc (Hons) Environmental Management Certificate of Higher Education/ BSc (Hons) Environmental Science Certificate of Higher Education/ BSc (Hons) Environmental Sustainability Certificate of Higher Education/ BSc (Hons) Geological Sciences Certificate of Higher Education/ BSc (Hons) Geophysical Sciences Certificate of Higher Education/ BSc (Hons) Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

● Typically

you would study for two years to complete the Certificate of Higher Education and a further three to four years to complete the BSc degree.

Environmental Sustainability

Please visit the website www.see.leeds.ac.uk to view the current course timetables.

Students have the opportunity to choose a wide range of optional modules in subjects such as: waste management, environmental ethics, water quality, law, dry land degradation and political aspects of the environment. On completion of the programme, students will be ideally placed to work as environmental consultants, to pursue postgraduate study or to enter an area of employment where specialist knowledge of environmental issues is required.

Environment and Business

Geological Sciences

Students will learn to understand the pressures and opportunities facing businesses as a result of the contemporary environmental agenda. This is an ideal programme for students who wish to learn and understand the pressures and opportunities facing business as a result of the contemporary environmental agenda. Students have the opportunity to choose a wide range of optional modules in subjects such as: waste management, environmental ethics, climate change, law, marketing and advertising, company organisation and business management.

The Geological Sciences programme at Leeds is up-todate, broadly based and emphasizes the fundamental processes which determine the formation of rocks, evolution of the Earth’s crust, and life on Earth. At the same time you’ll get a thorough grounding in applied geology, including both petroleum and mineral resources, and engineering and environmental geology.

● The

programmes are taught during the daytime at our main Leeds campus. Please note that, while we can offer some flexibility in the choice of modules in each year of study, part-time students will follow the same timetable as full-time students.

Environmental Conservation Students study the problems of environmental conservation in a range of local and global contexts, including ecology, biodiversity and sustainability. You will learn about environmental conservation concepts, methods and problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives. This is a focused, problembased conservation degree programme with a strong emphasis on hands-on experience.

Environmental Management Students learn how decisions and actions are taken at the interface between human activity and the environment. You will have the opportunity to choose a wide range of optional modules in subjects such as: waste management, transport, climate change, environmental development, political aspects of the environment and environmental risk management.

Geophysical Sciences Geophysics is the study of the Earth through the application of physical principles. Geophysicists tackle a wide range of subjects, often closely linked to geological data. They are involved in the exploration for hydrocarbons and mineral deposits, in monitoring of natural hazards, and in assessing the impact of human activities on the environment, as well as investigating the interior of the Earth and other planets and measuring the movements of the Earth’s plates.

Meteorology and Atmospheric Science The programme draws on mathematics, chemistry and physics, with their application to the understanding of the Earth’s atmosphere and climate system. On completion of the programme, students will be ideally placed to work as specialist meteorologists (for example weather forecasters), in other areas where atmospheric science is essential (such as regulation of pollution), or in more general areas where a sound grounding in applied physics and chemistry is required.

Environmental Science The programme offers a combination of environmental system analysis and field-based assessments of environmental problems. Expertise within the School focuses on conservation, sustainability, pollution and the atmosphere. Students will be ideally placed to work as environmental scientists, pursue postgraduate study or enter an area of employment where specialist knowledge of environmental issues is required.

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For further information, please contact the School of Earth & Environment on (0113) 343 6719, admissions@see.leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: www.see.leeds.ac.uk

For further information, please contact the School of Earth & Environment on (0113) 343 6719, admissions@see.leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: www.see.leeds.ac.uk

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English The School of English is one of the most highly regarded in the UK. With nearly 50 members of academic staff, the School teaches across the whole range of English studies – from Old English and the Viking Sagas of Iceland, through to contemporary British, Irish, American and Postcolonial literature; from the historical development of the English language through to contemporary varieties of written and spoken English; and the theoretical and practical aspects of Theatre Studies. English has a distinguished history at Leeds, and the School has long had a strong reputation in all its major fields. Leeds was the first UK University to establish the study of Commonwealth (i.e. Postcolonial) literature as an academic discipline, and it maintains an unrivalled expertise across this exciting and continuously evolving field. Leeds was also the first department to establish a Chair in American literature.

Certificate of Higher Education/BA (Hons) English ● Typically

you would study for two years to complete the Certificate of Higher Education and a further three or four years to complete the BA degree.

Geography/Geology

German

History of Art

Certificate of Higher Education/BA (Hons) Geography

The University of Leeds offers a part-time route through its full-time German programme.

The term ‘art’ has not always been used in the same way, or even to name the same kind of works or artefacts. It is the task of the art historian to study this visual material and seek to understand the reasons why it was made, the forms that it took and the meanings it has had for the various audiences who look at and attempt to comprehend it.

BSc (Hons) Geography-Geology

Part-time students follow the same programme of study as full-time undergraduates over six years, but instead of the mandatory year in Germany, you will normally be expected to fulfil a minimum residence abroad requirement of a total of 12 weeks over the first four years.

● Typically

BA (Hons) German

Certificate of Higher Education/ BA (Hons) History of Art

● Typically

● Typically

Certificate of Higher Education/ BSc (Hons) Geography

you would study for two years to complete the Certificate of Higher Education and a further three to four years to complete the BA/BSc degree.

● The

programmes are taught during the daytime at our main Leeds campus.

Geography (BA) This programme focuses on human geography. You will use geographical methods to explore and analyse the complex and reciprocal relationships between human societies and cultures, and the links with the physical landscape. The choice and flexibility of the modules will enable you to specialise or generalise throughout the programme. It is also possible to study BA Geography with Transport Planning.

● The

programme is taught during the daytime at our main Leeds campus.

Level one study, which equates to the Certificate of Higher Education, provides a foundation for more advanced study, while at levels two and three students are able to build on particular areas of interest, or to explore new topics and territories through their choice of optional modules and electives. At level three, students also have the option of writing a dissertation on a topic of their choice. Part-time students are able to choose from all the modules available to their fulltime colleagues, and will enjoy the same resources. Studying English at Leeds is a rewarding and intellectually challenging experience in its own right. The experience will also provide you with a range of valuable transferable skills: communication skills, especially writing, make English graduates desirable to employers in many areas.

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Geography (BSc) This programme focuses on physical geography and enables students to investigate Earth surface processes and study the relationships between the physical components of the Earth, the environment, the landscape and human society. The choice and flexibility of the modules allow you to specialise or generalise throughout the programme.

Geography-Geology (BSc) This programme devotes equal time to the study of physical geography and geology. Initially, you study a range of aspects of physical geography, aimed at providing knowledge of physical sciences comprising studies of the principles of geological sciences, earth history and the properties of rocks and minerals. Later on in the programme you progress to studying the links between geography and geology and gain an understanding of geological processes in interpreting landscape and sedimentary environment evolution.

For further information, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

you would study for six years to complete the BA degree.

● The

programme is taught during the daytime at our main Leeds campus.

● Additional

entry criteria:

For standard entry: ’A’ Level German at grade ‘B’ or above plus two further A levels at grade ‘C’ or above. Reference from school and personal statement. For mature students: ’A’ Level German at grade B or above or equivalent proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Admission on the basis of interview and written German language test. Progression to level three is dependent on performance in language at level two. This programme has language proficiency at the heart of its provision along with a firm grasp of the cultural and historical forces that have shaped Germany. We want to help you develop sufficient command of the language, confidence in your abilities and understanding of the culture and history of Germany, for you to feel at home in a German-speaking environment, in effect to function at the level of a native speaker by the end of your time with us. The core language module is compulsory at each level and combines grammar lectures and workshops with text-based written and spoken tasks. At all levels, you will have a choice of modules taught and examined in English or German which emphasise either history, culture or language, thus allowing you to set your own learning priorities.

For further information, please contact the department on (0113) 343 3508, v.strukov@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: www.leeds.ac.uk/german

you would study for two years to complete the Certificate of Higher Education and a further three to four years to complete the BA degree.

● The

programme is taught during the daytime at our main Leeds campus

● Please

note the deadline for applications to this programme is the end of June 2010.

This programme concentrates on the study of complex and varied visual imagery, and the texts and contexts which continue to articulate them.  Students are introduced to various ways in which art has been produced and received by different communities during the last two thousand years. This programme not only teaches the history of art, but also invites you to critically consider its development and effects. The pattern of study on this programme is different at each level and leads you on from general to more detailed study through an increasing range of skill and competency.  At level one the aim is to introduce you to the methodology and scope of the subject and at levels two and three you will have the opportunity to look at more specialised areas in greater detail. Students can choose to study from such diverse subject areas as ancient Greek art, Hollywood movies, African art, sculpture, architecture and film as well as more traditional and contemporary forms of art.

For further information, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

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Healthcare The School of Healthcare is one of the largest in the UK. We aim to carry out the University mission by generating, disseminating and applying knowledge for the advancement of health and social care education, practice and policy through close working relationships with the NHS and other partner organisations. Our programmes are designed to meet the delivery of the Healthy Ambitions agenda by developing potential and enhancing skills to meet the extended and specialist roles required of a changing workforce. Our mix of inspirational teachers, internationally recognised researchers and skilled practitioners are dedicated to supporting students to reach their full potential and fulfil their career aspirations.

Continuing Professional Development The School of Healthcare runs several part-time Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes for healthcare professionals at degree level.

BSc (Hons) Healthcare Practice

You would also need to have six months post-qualifying experience in a healthcare environment to be eligible for the programmes. At the end of the programme you will have the in-depth knowledge and clinical skills required to care competently for patients in a range of care settings including acute, hospital and the community.

Graduate Certificates The Graduate Certificates are 60 credit, level 3 named awards which enable healthcare practitioners to develop in-depth theoretical knowledge to underpin current their practice. Each award includes a 20 credit compulsory work based learning module and 40 credits of compulsory specialist study. Typically you would complete the award within 1 year (maximum 2 years). For those wishing to continue their study on completion you may directly transfer your Graduate Certificate into the BSc (Hons) Healthcare practice programme. Entry criteria: Have demonstrated ability to study at level 3. Normally hold current registration with the relevant regulatory body (NMC, HPC etc). Have experience of caring or experience in an appropriate setting.

On completion of this course students will understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies, some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the field of healthcare practice. Typically you would study for two to four years to complete these programmes, which are taught at our main Leeds campus. For specific days/times please contact the School of Healthcare. Entry criteria: 120 credits at Higher Education level two and programme specific requirements as below.

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Post-Registration) This part-time programme has been designed and specifically developed for nurses who have completed the Advanced Diploma programme at the University of Leeds and who possess 60 credits at level three. It is anticipated that these nurses will currently be working in a Health/Social/Voluntary/Independent Care environment and that they will commence within five years of completion of their Advanced Diploma programme. It is expected that students will complete the programme within one calendar year, although the study period may be extended to a maximum of three years.

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For more information about all these programmes, please contact the School of Healthcare Admissions Unit on (0113) 343 1247, admissions@healthcare.ac.uk or visit their website, www.healthcare.leeds.ac.uk

School of Healthcare Graduate Certificates ● Graduate

Certificate in the Care of the Adolescent with Cancer

● Graduate

Certificate in Cancer Care

● Graduate

Certificate in Adult Cardiac Care

● Graduate

Certificate in the Care of the Child with Cancer

● Graduate

Certificate in the Care of Children with Complex Health Needs

● Graduate

Certificate in Adult Critical Care

● Graduate

Certificate in Diabetes Management

● Graduate

Certificate in Haematological Oncology

● Graduate

Certificate in Healthcare Practice

● Graduate

Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control

● Graduate

Certificate in Liver Care

● Graduate

Certificate in Neonatal Care

● Graduate

Certificate in Neuroscience Care

● Graduate

Certificate in Obesity Management

in Adults ● Graduate

Certificate in the Management of Pain

● Graduate

Certificate in Palliative Care*

● Graduate

Certificate in Renal Care

● Graduate

Certificate in Respiratory Care

● Graduate

Certificate in Adult Trauma Management

*(offered in partnership with the University of Leeds and St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds)

Certificate of Higher Education in Mammography (Assistant Practitioner Career Pathway) This innovative and exciting development in mammography education will provide assistant practitioners with the first step to future career progression within healthcare. The Certificate of Higher Education in Mammography incorporates the M2, M8 and M11 Occupational Standards. This certificate is taught for two years part-time or one year full time at our main Leeds campus. For specific days/times please contact the School of Healthcare.

Entry criteria: Students must be employed in, or seconded to, a breast imaging department accredited by the University for the relevant modules for a minimum of 21 hours (three days equivalent) per week. Students must provide satisfactory evidence of the agreement of the employers to undertake the course. For the academic qualifications required, please contact the School of Healthcare.

The Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course) This programme is for those who are intending to work as a counsellor in Healthcare and helping professions in the third sector (paid or voluntary); in independent practice; and/or to enhance their current professional work roles. This course is two years part-time, and runs on Thursdays 9.30am-5.00pm, for September 2010 entry.

Free Standing Modules Many of our modules may also be taken on a freestanding basis. These provide an ideal opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills for continuing professional development purposes or to give you a taster of higher education study before embarking on a full programme of study. These modules cover a wide range of specialities, including Cancer Care, Acute Care, Neonates, Palliative Care, Critical Care (adult and child) and Supporting Learners in Practice.

Leeds Addiction Unit In collaboration with the Leeds Addiction Unit the following programmes are offered: ● Certificate ● Diploma

of Higher Education Addiction Studies

● Graduate ● BHSc

of Higher Education Addiction Studies

Diploma Addiction Studies

(Hons) Addiction Studies

● Certificate

of Higher Education in Community Treatment of Substance Misuse

● A

variety of modules are also offered on a stand alone basis.

For further information please contact the Addiction Unit on (0113) 295 1330, training@lau.org.uk or visit their website: www.lau.org.uk/training

History of Art See page 37.

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Joint Honours Degrees Joint Honours programmes are a popular and well-established feature of the University’s provision for full-time students. A range of these degrees in the humanities and languages is now available to those studying part-time. On a Joint Honours degree you will focus on two main subject disciplines, rather than the one subject of a single honours programme. This offers an exciting and stimulating challenge: the scope of your learning can be more inclusive or wide-ranging; there is more opportunity for you to follow your own interests or make your own connections between the different disciplines; you will benefit from the contrasting perspectives of more than one academic discipline. On completion of your studies, this is reflected in the title of your Joint Honours degree that names the two subject routes that you have followed. Initially, (at level one), it is usually possible for you to split your time equally between your two chosen subjects and a third subject (language routes are the principal exceptions). This is an ideal opportunity for you to explore wider interests and, if you find that you would rather substitute this third subject for one or other of your chosen routes, it is often possible to arrange for this transfer. All students not taking computer based courses are required to take an additional introductory course in IT during the first year of the degree. Later on, (levels two and three), you will normally divide your time equally between your two subject routes. In most programmes there is also some provision for taking elective modules in other disciplines. Each subject route is provided by the relevant academic school of the University. You will find yourself studying alongside full-time undergraduates and within the stimulating environment of one of the world’s major research-intensive universities. In addition, all part-time Joint Honours students have a home-base with the Lifelong Learning Centre, which will remain constant throughout your programme. Staff of the Centre are available to help you to get the best out of your studies and to offer both general academic, pastoral and practical support.

BA (Hons) Joint Honours A wide range of subject routes is available for part-time study, including:

Classical Literature Greek Civilisation Roman Civilisation English Linguistics Music History History of Art Middle Eastern Studies Philosophy History and Philosophy of Science Theology and Religious Studies Management Joint Honours routes may also be chosen from a range of language programmes. For a full list of the subject combinations that are available for part-time study for autumn 2010, please check our website, www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre ● Typically

you would study for six years to complete the BA degree. If you opt for a language as one of your routes, you are normally required to spend an additional year of study or work abroad.

● The

programme is taught during the daytime at our main Leeds campus.

● Additional

entry criteria: Please note that some routes have additional, subject-specific entry requirements. Music and languages, for example, require particular levels of prior achievement in their respective disciplines.

Graduates of our established full-time Joint Honours programmes have found their degree to be very attractive to employers. The ability to work across subject areas is clearly valued and your degree can be a significant step in career development or change.

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For further information, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

For further information, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

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Learning and Teaching Our Learning and Teaching programmes are aimed at those currently engaged in providing support for learning and/or teaching, whatever the setting.

Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching BA (Hons) Learning and Teaching ● Typically

you would study for three years to complete the Foundation Degree and a further two years if you wish to go on to complete the BA degree.

● Both

programmes are taught at our main Leeds campus; the Foundation Degree on Wednesday afternoons and the BA on Thursday afternoons.

● Additional

entry criteria: For both programmes you would need to be engaged in some form of teaching or learning support work, paid or voluntary, for a minimum of 60 hours per year over the duration of the course, and you would also need to identify a workplace mentor, who can advise and support you in your studies. For the Foundation Degree, normally we require a level three qualification, e.g. CACHE Teaching Assistants. For the BA degree you would also need a relevant Foundation Degree or equivalent, e.g. HND or Diploma in Higher Education in a related subject area.

Foundation Degree The Foundation Degree is designed for those whose role is to support learning and/or teaching. This can be in a wide variety of contexts including schools, further or higher education, youth and community work, libraries, and the voluntary sector. Core modules focus on developing knowledge, understanding and skills through an introduction to theoretical perspectives and approaches to learning and teaching. Core modules include The Process of Learning, Management of Learning and Teaching, Basic Approaches to Managing and Resolving Conflict, Curriculum and Assessment, Contemporary Issues in Learning, and Work Based Learning.

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A range of options are available including: Coaching and Mentoring, Applied Counselling Skills, Using Stories to Develop Learning, Literacies for Learning and Applying IT. A new module in Special Educational Needs is being developed for 2010. You will begin the programme with a module designed to support you in the development of the academic skills that you will need for successful study. Subsequent modules will help you develop the following skills needed to:

Students who complete the Foundation Degree/BA (Hons) frequently move into more managerial positions within their organisation, e.g. managing learning mentors or teaching assistants, or can move into primary teaching via the part-time RTP (Registered Teacher Programme) and GTP (Graduate Teacher Programme), or a full time Postgraduate Certificate in Education (see www.tda.gov. uk for details of programmes and entry requirements).

● Contribute

to the planning and development of learning activities.

● Recognise

and respond to the need to support and include all learners.

● Monitor

learner progress and provide feedback using a range of assessment techniques.

● Contribute

to the selection, preparation and differentiation of suitable learning resources.

● Develop

effective strategies to ensure acknowledgement of diversity and promote equality of opportunity.

● Work

collaboratively with colleagues.

● Engage

in continuing professional development and evaluation of practice.

On successful completion of the Foundation Degree, you will normally be able to progress onto our BA (Hons) Learning and Teaching.

BA (Hons) Learning and Teaching This is a two-year part-time programme offering the opportunity to ‘top-up’ a Foundation Degree into an honours degree. Like the Foundation Degree, the programme is firmly related to professional practice and brings together scholarly activities and learning through experience of work. Core modules focus on Ethics and Professional Practice, Researching the Learning and Teaching Sector, and the opportunity to undertake a piece of specialist research. Option modules are offered in Learning, Identity and Culture, Leadership, and an Introduction to Autism. Two new modules on working with parents and e-learning are being developed for 2010 entry.

“The course appealed to me, as it meant I could study and continue to work. Also, it was at Leeds, which has a good reputation, and being able to exit before the end with a university qualification made it seem less scary. As the course was aimed at mature students we were all in the same boat; we all worked and everyone was from a similar background. I learnt so much from my tutors and my fellow students. I was able to pass on my knowledge to my colleagues, so it benefited my workplace as well as me. It wasn’t always easy; it can be hard to juggle work, family life. There are lows but there are fantastic highs too. The biggest high was my graduation, I felt so proud and it was fantastic to have my husband and daughter there too. I’ve come a long way and have gone on to achieve my dream of becoming a fully qualified teacher [via the GTP scheme]. My advice to others is, yes it can be a challenge but stick at it… if I can do it anyone can!” Mandy, BA (Hons) Professional Studies in Teaching and Learning graduate (2008)

For further information, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

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Music

Open Study

Our part-time Music degrees will enable you to expand your knowledge of music and develop many invaluable skills for your future career.

See Short Course Programmes on page 20.

BA (Hons) Music

The University offers two single honours degrees, Philosophy and History and Philosophy of Science and a joint honours programme which is taught wholly within the department of Philosophy and combines elements of both single honours programmes.

BA (Hons) Popular and World Musics ● Typically

you would study for six years to complete the BA degree.

● The

programmes are taught during the daytime at our main Leeds campus.

● Additional

entry criteria: Relevant music qualifications.

Music

Philosophy

You do not need any previous experience of either Philosophy or History and Philosophy of Science to study on these programmes. Students on these programmes find they develop the following skills: Thinking: ability to think clearly and imaginatively, to deal with abstractions, to follow an argument and see the implications of a point of view, and to step aside from your own viewpoint in order to consider another.

The programme provides for a wide-ranging, intellectually and creatively stimulating exploration of music, progressing to a greater degree of specialisation in levels two and three. The main strands of musical study – performance, composition, music theory, music technology, and historical and critical studies – are covered, alongside other subjects such as the psychology of music, and there are opportunities to select some options from the BA Popular and World Musics degree.

Writing: ability to write clear, concise, focused prose, and to organise material into a coherent argument.

Popular and World Musics

Discrimination: selecting from source materials and developing a sympathetic response to the context of historical characters.

This programme is an intellectually and creatively challenging programme that enables students to develop critical and practical skills in the fields of popular and world musics. The aim is to balance personal exploration, including areas of specialisation in levels two and three, with the broad knowledge and skills expected of a music graduate. The main strands of musical study – performance, composition, music theory, music technology and historical and critical studies – are covered, alongside other subjects such as the psychology of music, and there are opportunities to select some options from the BA Music degree.

Oral: ability to express yourself clearly and concisely, and to maintain a point of view, while showing appropriate sensitivity to someone else’s. Reading/Listening: ability to read a text critically, but with sensitivity to the author’s aims; ability to listen intelligently, to identify the main points in what is being said, and to find reasons either to agree or to disagree with it.

Organisation: ability to plan, and to organise your time and your life in such a way as to maintain a steady rhythm of work and meet your assessment deadlines.

Philosophy Initially (level one) you will study the basic skills of the philosopher, and spend one third of your time in another discipline of your choice. There are no compulsory modules after the first year. At level two students can take modules from all the central areas of the discipline, and build on those areas in choices at level three. Our modules are taught by: private reading; writing and discussion with friends and other students; proctorials (structured discussions with other students on the course); tutorials, and lectures. This subject would suit someone who is imaginative, inquisitive, critical and self-aware; who can stand back from their day-to-day life and think about alternatives; who wants to understand philosophical issues for their own sake, and who realises that such understanding comes only slowly, and through very hard work.

History and Philosophy of Science This degree addresses the issues that arise through the pervasive influence of science on our lives. Has science always been in conflict with religion? Does it give us proven knowledge or only provisional conjectures? Should physicists be held responsible for atomic weapons? How did evolutionary biology first give rise to a worldwide debate? People engaged in government, in literature and in business, as well as in scientific work itself, have increasingly seen a need to understand how science in every age has profoundly affected our changing views of nature and of ourselves. The programme structure is similar to the Philosophy degree. This subject would suit someone who wants to understand the pervasive influence of science and technology on our lives, and who realises that such understanding comes only slowly, and through very hard work.

BA (Hons) Philosophy BA (Hons) History and Philosophy of Science BA (Hons) Philosophy and History and Philosophy of Science ● Typically

you would study for six years to complete these degrees

● The

programmes are taught during the daytime at our main Leeds campus.

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For further information, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

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BA (Hons) International Development BA (Hons) International Relations BA (Hons) Politics ● Typically

you would study for six years to complete the BA degree.

● The

programmes are taught during the daytime at our main Leeds campus.

International Development

Politics The School of Politics and International Studies is a unique department that brings together research and teaching strengths in the area of security, development and democracy. We are a vibrant and innovative school where academic research informs and ignites our teaching. Our key aim is to provide students with an intellectually rigorous and exciting environment in which to study. Our programmes allow great flexibility and students can group modules in ways which cross boundaries and really cater for their own interests. We are one of the largest academic departments of our kind in Britain and cover politics, international relations and international development. Our open and friendly environment attracts people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Their diverse opinions and outlooks create an exciting environment for study.

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This degree examines major world issues from the viewpoint of the people and nations of the South. This course allows you to combine a breadth of interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of International Development with a disciplinary specialisation such as Geography or Politics, or a regional specialism, such as East Asian Studies. You will review contemporary development issues, and examine the progress of key international development goals such as poverty reduction, and reducing HIV/AIDS and malaria. You will consider the impact of colonialism and the slave trade on developing countries, and examine casestudies to discover how development agencies plan and implement intervention programmes. You will explore some of the most important international issues in the post-cold war era, and learn about the national and international organisations that promote development. If you wish to take the study abroad option, there is the additional opportunity to study alongside students in less developed countries.

International Relations International Relations explores how states interact. This programme aims to give you a historical understanding of how the ‘society of states’ has evolved, and how it may be changing today. You will examine the way states behave and what obligations they may have to wider conceptions of international society. You will explore the political dynamics that influence interstate cooperation, and assess the specific role that international organisations, such as the United Nations, play in promoting international peace and security. You also have the option to study terrorism, strategic studies, international political economy and conflict in the Middle East. This is a successful and established degree programme that has been running for many years. A dedicated team of experts in the field of international relations teach the course and use their highly specialised and general knowledge of the international system to provide a thorough grounding in the one of the most important areas of political life.

For further information, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

Politics

Social Policy

This degree gives you a firm grounding in the institutions and practices of modern political systems. This course allows you to study the main political theories that structure our political systems, and the wider social forces that shape political life. You will examine British politics, and analyse international issues. You will explore the political systems of other countries, and track the evolution of global politics from the rise of the modern state to the present day. You can choose to investigate various subjects including political corruption, organised crime, environmental policy, British Prime Ministers, the politics of Japan, China, Russia, the Middle East or India. Our Politics lecturers have research and teaching expertise in British politics, political theory, comparative politics, international relations, EU politics and the politics of developing countries. If you are interested in politics, our lecturers are interested in you.

At a general level, social policy seeks to explore and understand how welfare is delivered to citizens. It involves the study of the welfare state and issues such as inequality, (e.g. class, gender, ‘race’, disability) citizenship, family life and the links between work, care and welfare. More particularly, social policy also entails studying in detail the specific social policies of governments (and other welfare agencies) and assessing the impact that they have on people’s day to day lives. This programme combines a strong grounding in core social policy issues and elements of choice.

Preparation for Higher Education (PHE) See page 25.

Self Directed Study See Short Course Programmes on page 20.

Social Sciences The School of Sociology and Social Policy at Leeds is one of the largest in the UK, which means we are able to offer a wide range of courses, as well as specialist expertise in most subject areas. There are part-time routes available in four programmes.

BA (Hons) Social Policy BA (Hons) Sociology BA (Hons) Sociology & Social Policy BA (Hons) Social Policy & Crime

Sociology Sociology explores the changing nature of human action and the organisation and structure of society. It enables us to interrogate common sense assumptions about the social world, to challenge ideas about what is ‘natural’, and to better understand social relations, values and action. Students will engage with the complexity of society, learning about the social, cultural, economic and political processes that shape human experience and through which humans shape the social world.

Sociology & Social Policy This programme provides interdisciplinary study of sociology and social policy, which offers the student many advantages. The two closely related subjects illuminate and extend each other in interesting ways. Sociologists study society in order to formulate and test their understanding of how society works. Social policy seeks to explore and understand how welfare is delivered to citizens and entails studying in detail the specific social policies of governments (and other welfare agencies) and assessing the impact that they have on people’s day to day lives.

Social Policy & Crime This programme offers the opportunity to study the core issues in social policy alongside crime as one of the key public policy areas. It allows students to understand the diverse values and moral choices that underpin policy decisions and to critically evaluate different theoretical, technical, normative and political approaches to the social issue of crime.

● Typically

you would study for five or six years to complete these degrees.

● These

programmes are taught during the daytime at our main Leeds campus.

For further information, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

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How to apply What do I do next? Application and registration arrangements vary according to the type of programme. Further information about returning to study, including entry requirements, is shown on page 6. A summary guide is given below for programmes run through the LLC. Details of teaching venues will be available from the LLC from September. For part-time programmes not run through the LLC, please get in touch with the relevant department using the contact details shown in the A-Z subject listings. Please allow sufficient time for us to process your application before teaching starts, week commencing 27 September 2010.

Theology

Spanish The University’s Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies and the Instituto Cervantes have developed the first Certificate of Higher Education in Spanish in the UK as part of their aim to make languages more accessible to those who want to balance the demands of study, work and family life.

Certificate of Higher Education in Spanish ● Typically

you would study for two years to complete the programme (on a part-time basis).

● The

programme is taught during the evening at our main Leeds campus.

● Additional

entry criteria: GCSE in Spanish (grade C or above), the Beginners Certificate of the Instituto Cervantes or equivalent qualification.

This programme is designed for people from all backgrounds with an interest in the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking societies and cultures. The programme is innovative in its approach to teaching methods and caters for all who can benefit. On successful completion of the Certificate of Higher Education, students can progress to level two of the University’s BA (Hons) Spanish degree.

For further information, please contact the Instituto Cervantes on (0113) 246 1741, cenlee@cervantes.es or visit their website: http://leeds.cervantes.es/

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The University’s Theology and Religious Studies department has pioneered the study of local religious communities, but is also famous for its global outlook in both Theology and Religious Studies. Its academic staff are active researchers with national and international reputations, which means that course materials are original and exciting, and that they see their task not only as preparing students for research in the future, but as affording them opportunities to engage in small, supervised research projects as undergraduates. Theology and Religious Studies graduates are in demand. They possess a range of valuable and transferable skills, both interpersonal and intellectual, coupled with a sensitive understanding of religion and the role it plays in the lives of people, culture and society. This demand is increasing with renewed recognition in government, public bodies and private companies, of the significance of religion in people’s lives, their sense of identity and their public and political choices.

BA (Hons) Theology and Religious Studies ● Typically

you would study for five or six years to complete this degree.

Applications and Registration Contact us for an application form. Preparation for Higher Education Complete and return your application form. You will be invited to a short interview, part of which will involve writing a short statement about why you want to study. You will be informed of the outcome of the interview and any further conditions for entry. For further information, contact us on (0113) 343 8760 or part-time@leeds.ac.uk Short courses (Open Study)

For further information, contact us on (0113) 343 7890 or part-time@leeds.ac.uk Short courses (Certificate of Self-Directed Study) Short courses (Arabic and Islamic Studies) Foundation Degrees

● This

programme is taught during the daytime at our main Leeds campus.

This programme is aimed at people who wish to understand the importance of religion in shaping society, cultures and people and explore the ways in which different traditions think and understand themselves and their world. Our programme studies a variety of religious traditions, texts and issues from a range of perspectives: theology, philosophy, ethics, history, sociology, anthropology, gender studies and literary criticism. Teaching methods include lectures and seminars, essays and examinations, group work, fieldwork and learning journals with increasing use of electronic media.

For further information, please contact the Lifelong Learning Centre on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit their website: www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

Contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss your options with the programme manager. Applicants for Open Study will normally be interviewed. This gives us the opportunity to find out more about your interests and gives you the opportunity to ask us questions about the programme in an informal setting. You will then be advised how to complete your registration form. Complete and return your registration form, making sure you have included all the necessary documentation.

Part-time degrees and certificates (LLC programmes)

Contact us for a registration form. Complete and return your registration form, making sure you have included all the necessary documentation. For further information, contact us on (0113) 343 7890 or part-time@leeds.ac.uk Contact us for a registration form. Complete and return your registration form, making sure you have included all the necessary documentation. For further information, contact us on (0113) 343 1770 or part-time@leeds.ac.uk You will need to ensure you have the relevant work experience. Contact us for an application form. Complete and return your application form. You will be invited to a short interview. You will be informed of the outcome of the interview and any further conditions for entry. For further information about Learning and Teaching programmes, please contact us on (0113) 343 8760 or part-time@leeds.ac.uk For further information about Child and Family Welfare programmes, please contact us on (0113) 343 4851 or part-time@leeds.ac.uk Contact us for an application form. Complete and return your application form and proof of qualifications required for matriculation. For more information about matriculation methods, please see page 6. Ensure you have arranged for your referees to send us your references. You will be invited to a short interview. You will be informed of the outcome of the interview and any further conditions for entry. For further information, contact us on (0113) 343 7891 or part-time@leeds.ac.uk

Once you are accepted on a programme you will be provided with further information about how to register. We will also be running registration sessions within induction week to help you through the process and individual support can also be provided. If at any time during the process you are unsure as to what you need to do, please contact the LLC on (0113) 343 3212, part-time@leeds.ac.uk or visit our website: www.leeds.ac.uk/lifelonglearningcentre

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How to find us

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Spanish ................................................................. 48

Geography/Geology programmes ............................ 36

Sport and Physical Activity ..................................... 15

German ................................................................. 37

Student Services and Facilities ............................... 14

Glossary of university terminology ............................. 9

Student Support . ................................................... 10

Guidance (pre-entry) . .............................................. 6

Students Union ...................................................... 14

Guidance (on-course) ............................................ 11

Theology and Religious Studies .............................. 48

Healthcare programmes . ....................................... 38

University Matriculation Scheme .............................. 6

Programmes, Pathways and Progression ................ 16 Returning to study ................................................... 6 Short Course Programmes .............................. 17, 20

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Childhood Studies .................................................. 32

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